Jennifer was in the break room at work today when VH1 was showing “I love the 90s” for the year 1990. Apparently there was a show that ran for 11 episodes in 1990 called “Cop Rock.” This show fused a gritty television drama about police work with campy original musical scores to create the hideous love child of Cannibal: The Musical and Cops. (Another site describes it as “part ‘Real Stories of the Highway Patrol’ and part Broadway musical.”) It sounded too good to be true – at first I couldn’t believe that something this awful had actually been made, let alone broadcast.
Without further ado, I give you “Let’s Be Careful Out There.”
Dwell on this: Someone paid money to make this. Someone thought this was a good idea. Just let that sink in. There. That’s better.
If anyone can find me video of the purported scene where the courtroom jury turns into a Gospel choir singing “He’s Guilty!” I will give them $5.