Cop Rock

ABC (ended 1990)



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Cop Rock

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This was one of two 1990 fall shows that featured music and singing in the storylines. Cop Rock featured the cops singing the storylines, hence the title. It lasted just one season.


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Peter Onorati

Peter Onorati

Det. Vincent LaRusso

Paul McCrane

Paul McCrane

Det. Bob McIntire

Larry Joshua

Larry Joshua

Captain John Hollander

Mick Murray

Mick Murray

Det. Joseph Gaines

Barbara Bosson

Barbara Bosson

Mayor Louise Plank

Ron McLarty

Ron McLarty

Ralph Ruskin

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  • And I thought I hated musicals, but this...

    Cops that sing on a cop show. I think it did sound cool on paper but in real life, it was a disaster. Personally, I am glad the studio did the riht thing and cancelled it as soon as they had the chance.
  • Cop Rock is an Emmy Award winning American television series that aired on ABC from September 26, 1990 through December 26, 1990. The show, a police drama presented as a musical, was created by Steven Bochco, who also served as executive producer.moreless

    The show on ABC ended after 11 episodes. The high-powered production talent became infamous as one of the biggest television risks of the 1990s. The final episode concludes with the cast breaking character and joining crew-members in performing a closing song.

    Despite its short run, the series still has been rebroadcast three times, in the 1990s on VH1, on A&E Network, and later on Trio.


    Teri Austin, Anne Bobby, Barbara Bosson, Ronny Cox, Vondie Curtis-Hall, David Gianopoulos, Larry Joshua, Dennis Lipscomb, Paul McCrane, James McDaniel, Ron McLarty, Mick Murray, Peter Onorati, William Thomas, Jr., Kathleen Wilhoite

    Join the fan page at: http://CopRock.INFOmoreless
  • A very guilty pleasure.

    For me, Cop Rock is the guiltiest of pleasures; the enjoyment of which is to be admitted only with the most trusted of friends. To say you liked this show is one of those admissions that can and will come back to haunt you like saying that you voted for Dukakis or had a mullet haircut (guilty on both counts). So here I go, I loved Cop Rock. I felt the songs were catchy and clever and as in musical theater, better at expressing the characters emotions than spoken words could ever be. The fact that the show was played straight outside of the musical numbers added to my enjoyment. Had it been played tongue in cheek I don't think it would have been compelling.

    That said, its tongue might have not been in its own cheek but mine was. I knew it was hokey and absurd but loved it anyway. Watching Cop Rock and enjoying it felt like being in on the joke. It wallowed in its own sincere crapulence and I just had to watch.moreless
  • ?

    does anyone know how i can get a copy of one of the episodes? or if anyone has one is there anyway i could pay you for a copy? email me at

    ummm, the thing is telling me my review has to be no less than one hundred words long so i am trying to fill up some space at this point

    o... k... i just tried again and umm apparently it still was not over one hundred words so maybe now

    nope not yet, wow i feel like i am in college i will try again

    still not a hundred, maybe i should actually count them, ok no i'm too lazy for that i'll just keep tryingmoreless
  • This is one of the top 10 worst series in history. Its awfulness is legendary. The honor for worst still goes to Homeboys In Outer Space.

    The only reason I thought of it after all these years is a new CBS show call Viva Laughlin reminded me of it.

    Basically its an awful creation where cops would randomly burst into song at the drop of a hat. I only saw 1 episode of this back then - that I can remember - and that was plentyyyyyyyy. The episode titles are cliched bad puns. "No Noose is Good Noose"? Ugh.... Its as bad as "Joanie Loves Chachi" with an episode titled "No Nudes is Good Nudes". The cheese factor of this show was off the scale.

    Whats even more amazing is the fact it stayed on the air for 11 episodes.moreless

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