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The host -- a comedian dressed as a police officer -- encourages viewers to laugh at criminals' misfortune and lack of intelligence, and the voice-over commentary puts similarly judgmental words in the mouths of some of the real cops.
Positive Role Models
The series sometimes casts an unfavorable light on law-enforcement officials. The host also uses language and mannerisms to broadly stereotype Southern police officers.
Violence & Scariness
Vehicle crashes and scenes of people getting hit by cars are common. But injuries aren't shown up close; usually the scene cuts away quickly as victims lie motionless on the ground.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The rare instances of nudity are blurred out.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
None is shown, but some subjects are said to be drunk.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this caught-on-camera series makes constant fun of "stupid" criminals. The host -- a comedian dressed as a police officer -- is a harshly stereotyped Southern "deputy" who encourages viewers to laugh at the criminals' poor decisions. Also mined for humor are vehicle crashes and collisions between cars and pedestrians (injuries aren't shown up close or in detail), and even the actions of real-life cops. Kids who watch could end up taking police work (and authority in general) much less seriously.
Is It Any Good?
The stereotypes kick in right off the bat, with comedian/host donning "typical" deputy attire -- complete with impenetrable dark sunglasses -- to oversee each episode as a Southern-talkin' "Smokey." As he introduces the clips, he encourages viewers to get hearty chuckles at the expense of the criminals' poor judgment and misfortune.
Not surprisingly for a show like this, there are plenty of vehicle collisions (with buildings, people, and other cars), but injuries are never shown. More problematic is the often-negative light that the show casts on law enforcement -- thanks to both the host's strongly stereotypical behavior and the goofy thoughts and actions attributed to real cops in the line of duty. While some adults may enjoy the show's broad humor, younger viewers who see what could have been a serious conversation between a cop and a criminal get turned into a seemingly lighthearted exchange of casual jokes might get an inaccurate impression of the right way to interact with police officers and other authority figures.
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