Matt Nix's 'The Good Guys' Rocks Cop Dramas, Dallas and 'Staches


Cop shows have been in serious need of a humor transfusion. Ever since the hard nosed days of 'Dragnet" in which Joe Friday would lecture young punks on the dangers of drug use, grand theft and bad grammar, cop shows have always had a hard time finding the funny in the lives of the boys and girls in blue. Although, 'Cop Rock' made me laugh harder than most of the sitcoms of the '80s, but I'm sure that wasn't intentional.


It's easier said than done. Police work is dirty business and mining it for humor is like trying to find hay in a needle stack. It's possible but you still have to dig through loads of misery and suffering that comes with every shield for that one lone nugget of comedy hidden in the pain pile.


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