"Cops" is a reality television show that airs on Fox. The stars of the show are real-life cops who put their lives at risk fighting crime on the streets. The opening theme song, appropriately titled "Bad Boys" by Circle K, starts out with a video montage of some of the most exciting moments of the show. To add to the excitement level of the show, viewers can hear real-life dispatch calls on the CB as the police officer travels to a different crime scene. On the way, police officers take the opportunity to talk about their life and what they like about their job.
Each episode is a unique adventure in a new American city, documenting a wide range of strange occurrences and scenarios. One segment might capture a domestic violence call, in which a wife has been beaten by her angry husband who has been drinking all night. Another segment may follow the case of an old lady whose house was just robbed.
One aspect that makes the show so unique is its spontaneity. The plot of the story can change in a split second; a routine traffic stop can turn into a high speed chase down a dark alley. The police officers who are being filmed don't have any more inside information than the viewers at home and this truly creates a very interactive experience.
While the show explores some serious topics and real life socioeconomic issues, there are some heartfelt and comical moments that sheds new light on the character of law enforcement. For example, in one episode police officers might respond to the scene of a pig running rampant in the middle of a freeway while another program may narrate the capture of a python snake roaming through a citizen's backyard. These moments of comic relief give viewers a glance at the nobler side of law enforcement.
Since the first episode aired in 1989 in Florida, the show remains one of the only few reality programs that has truly revolutionized television. Its no-holds-barred approach to depicting reality at all costs make this program a favorite among viewers from all types of backgrounds and will continue to make a mark on TV history when it comes back on the air in January 2013.
Cops Full Episode Guide:
Season 25 (38 full episodes)
Episode 16 - Busted #3
First Aired: May 04, 2013
Episode 15 - Fight Night
First Aired: May 04, 2013
Episode 14 - Coast to Coast 183
First Aired: March 30, 2013
Episode 13 - Taken Into Custody #3
First Aired: March 23, 2013
- Episode 12 - Morons On Parade #6
- Episode 11 - Stupid Behavior #5! Special Edition
- Episode 10 - Dazed and Confused #5! Special Editio...
- Episode 9 - Street Patrol #3
- Episode 8 - Caught in a Lie
- Episode 7 - Wild & Crazy #2 Special Edition
- Episode 6 - Busted #2
- Episode 5 - Liar Liar #6
- Episode 4 - Chases... and Cars #2
- Episode 3 - Street Arrests #3
- Episode 2 - Ho! Ho! Ho! #10
- Episode 1 - Odd Arrests #5
Season 24 (41 full episodes, 1 clip available)
- Episode 22 - First Respond
- Episode 21 - Arrests With a Twist #2
- Episode 20 - Dazed And Confused #4
- Episode 19 - Street Arrests #2
- Episode 18 - Chases, Guns and Cars
- Episode 17 - Caught in the Act #3
- Episode 16 - A Crash, An Arrest & A Baby
- Episode 15 - Off-Campus Arrests
- Episode 14 - Wild & Crazy
- Episode 13 - Taken Into Custody #2
- Episode 12 - Odd Arrests #4
- Episode 11 - Ho! Ho! Ho! #9
- Episode 10 - Coast To Coast
- Episode 9 - Morons on Parade #5
- Episode 8 - Busted!
- Episode 7 - Liar Liar #5
- Episode 6 - Domestic Disputes
- Episode 5 - Street Arrests
- Episode 4 - Evading Arrests
- Episode 3 - Smooth Criminal
- Episode 2 - Chases & Stings
- Episode 1 - Arrests with a Twist