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Lame Cops/Police men in KR.

Post by Knight4life » Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:58 am

hi everyone,have you people ever felt the way cops are portrayed throughout KR are pretty lame,lazy?this is one of a few -tive points in the KR series.what do you say?

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Post by James_kr » Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:06 am

i liked in that episode where the cops are checking the speeds people are doing on that quiet road and KITT is in auto-cruise and does a jump really quickly and from what I remember I think they say "maybe its not a car"
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Post by Knight2000 » Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:31 am

James_kr wrote:i liked in that episode where the cops are checking the speeds people are doing on that quiet road and KITT is in auto-cruise and does a jump really quickly and from what I remember I think they say "maybe its not a car"



:o what ep's that in? :shock:

On the other hand, the cops were generally portrayed as baddies (with all those car chases) or incompetant (sp?).

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Post by Knight4life » Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:33 pm

Why cops are portrayed as baddies or lazy kind?

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Post by Lost Knight » Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:23 am

I personally hated the "it takes two to make an argument" sheriff from "A Good Day At White Rock." The same actor appeared again in "Circus Knights" but thankfully wasn't as irritating.
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Post by rulloa81 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:24 am

Knight4life wrote:Why cops are portrayed as baddies or lazy kind?


Probably the writers found it interesting to show cops as baddies because they wanted to do something different at the time. It was kind of the same thing the writers in Dukes of hazzard and the A-Team were probably thinking where the cops were bad. I think that the general audience see police as the "good guys" but it becomes very interesting to see the cops as baddies in shows like these where the hero tries to exploit the bad cops. It's always fun to see the hero capture the bad or currupt cops at the end of the episode because it shows how good the hero really is.

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Post by Wizster » Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:43 pm

"In a world of criminals who operate above the law"

The police are the law and when they abuse their powers, it can be hard for the average citizens (innocent, helpless, powerless ) to stand up for themeselves. There is no-one the people can turn to so illustrates the opening words well

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Post by James_kr » Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:16 pm

Knight2000 wrote:
James_kr wrote:i liked in that episode where the cops are checking the speeds people are doing on that quiet road and KITT is in auto-cruise and does a jump really quickly and from what I remember I think they say "maybe its not a car"



:o what ep's that in? :shock:

On the other hand, the cops were generally portrayed as baddies (with all those car chases) or incompetant (sp?).


Its in Season 1 the episode is the one where Michael is with that terrorist group its also the first one i have seen with the t-tops taken off KITT's roof. Michael was pretending he was Doogen in that episode.
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Post by LadyV2000 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:44 pm

James_kr wrote:
Knight2000 wrote:
James_kr wrote:i liked in that episode where the cops are checking the speeds people are doing on that quiet road and KITT is in auto-cruise and does a jump really quickly and from what I remember I think they say "maybe its not a car"



:o what ep's that in? :shock:

On the other hand, the cops were generally portrayed as baddies (with all those car chases) or incompetant (sp?).


Its in Season 1 the episode is the one where Michael is with that terrorist group its also the first one i have seen with the t-tops taken off KITT's roof. Michael was pretending he was Doogen in that episode.



It's the episode Inside Out. The scene in mention is in the begining of the episode. Michael is fighting with Doogan inside of KITT and they turbo boost over a truck in the road. That's where the cops see KITT and say

Cop 1: What was that?
Cop 2: It's a Pontiac.
Flyer Guy: "You really a talking car?"
KITT: "No. I'm a tight end for the Chicago Bears!"

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Post by HungarianKnight » Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:14 pm

KR portrayed many corrupted cops too. Remember that moron of a sherriff in The Rotten Apples? I think he is the most annoying bad guy in the whole series. The guy was not much older than me (I'm 20) and still speaking to Michael like if he was an idiotic kid. If I were in Michael's place, I would have kicked that guy's ass. As it tuned out, the sherriff was one of the bad guys...
And there was that other cop in Good Day in White Rock. Man, was he a jerk! At least Michael could prove for him that the town was in danger.
And remember the corrupted Army Officers in Deadley Manuevers? Boy, I thought this was a taboo back in the days of the Cold War!

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Post by James_kr » Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:58 pm

a lot of them try to frame them
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Post by Lyn » Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:11 pm

There's such a thing as crooked cops who unfortunately abuse their law-enforcement capabilities, so I'm glad they had stories of crooked cops, because corruption does exist in law enforcement.
I'm sure there were cops who weren't so crooked, even if they weren't featured on "Knight Rider" as much....

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Post by James_kr » Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:21 pm

it makes people watch out for cops doing things like that so its a useful lesson.
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Post by LadyV2000 » Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:32 pm

The crooked/annoying cops made for conflict in the plot. They were always getting in Michael's way and tried to make him out as the bad guy. It also made for some funny moment. We all know how much KITT hated impound lots. ;)
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Post by Akaihiryuu » Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:20 pm

Michael himself was a cop before he "died". The cops aren't always shown as bad guys...case in point: the episode where Michael lost his memory and reverted to Michael Long after an explosion, and he went back to his old police station. One of the officers or detectives knew what was going on and knew to call Devon (so apparently the Foundation had some people on the inside who helped to fake Michael's death and who knew what really happened. Then there was a S3 episode where he worked with his old partner for a bit.

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Post by pdennis93 » Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:36 pm

There's such a thing as crooked cops


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that dumb cop in the rotten apples kind of reminded me of buford T justice's son from smokey and the bandit

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Post by CB2001 » Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:32 am

Well, it's obvious why the cops were made to appear lame on the show. I mean, if the cops were shown doing their jobs and good, it would distract the audience and it would also take the wind out of KITT and Michael's sails. I mean, KITT and Michael were the focus of the show, going around and catching the bad guys. What'd be the point of KITT and Michael being there if the cops were doing their jobs correctly?

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Post by Wizster » Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:39 pm

CB2001 wrote:Well, it's obvious why the cops were made to appear lame on the show. I mean, if the cops were shown doing their jobs and good, it would distract the audience and it would also take the wind out of KITT and Michael's sails. I mean, KITT and Michael were the focus of the show, going around and catching the bad guys. What'd be the point of KITT and Michael being there if the cops were doing their jobs correctly?


True, imagine if 10 mins into the show, the cops had the case solved and the criminals locked up :lol:

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Post by LadyV2000 » Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:19 pm

Wizster wrote:
CB2001 wrote:Well, it's obvious why the cops were made to appear lame on the show. I mean, if the cops were shown doing their jobs and good, it would distract the audience and it would also take the wind out of KITT and Michael's sails. I mean, KITT and Michael were the focus of the show, going around and catching the bad guys. What'd be the point of KITT and Michael being there if the cops were doing their jobs correctly?


True, imagine if 10 mins into the show, the cops had the case solved and the criminals locked up :lol:


Michael would have more time to spend with his lady friend of the week. Poor KITT... :lol:
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Post by Rossy » Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:13 pm

i think the cops were from the Smokey and the Bandit films as they never seem to catch anything LOL

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Post by cloudkitt » Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:50 pm

I've always noticed that, Knight Rider LOVES the corrupt cops.
Michael: "KITT! Where are ya?!"
K.I.T.T.: "I'm in your parking space, Michael, where else would I be?"

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Post by pdennis93 » Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:26 am

i think the cops were from the Smokey and the Bandit films as they never seem to catch anything LOL


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