EDINA — A dark cloud hung over the MN GOP headquarters, where many local Republican leaders held each other in tears as they faced one of the greatest tragedies they have ever faced: The cancellation of the TV show COPS.
“I’m grieving right now, I honestly feel dead inside, I am NOT ok,” said local congressman Duane Quam, wearing a Black shirt emblazoned with the iconic logo of COPS.
Unaware to many, the MN GOP is one of the largest COPS Show fan clubs in the world, with membership in the hundreds since the show first aired in 1989 on FOX.
“COPS is an institution! It’s got everything a decent Republican would want,” said Quam between heaving sobs. “Authority figures with tempers holding guns, the arrests of poor Black and Brown citizens for minor drug offenses, and an incredibly catchy Reggae theme song. It’s as American as apple pie, and now it’s gone forever. Thanks, Obama!”
While many GOP members have been saddened by the show’s cancellation, some are staying optimistic, holding out hope that they can bring the show back to the airwaves.
“Cops has 33 seasons, that’s over 1,000 episodes ok,” said GOP Chairwoman and fan club vice president Jennifer Carnahan. “If you’re a real COPS fan, and I mean a true diehard Bad Boy, I have one question for you: What ya gonna do?”