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Anus Cop (NBC, 1975)
« on: November 20, 2017, 05:22:20 PM »



Any fans of this classic cop show?



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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 05:51:55 PM »
Used to watch repeats of this on Granada Plus when I was a kid.

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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 06:15:19 PM »
Anus Cop often gets " a bum steer"


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Re: Anus Cop (NBC, 1975)
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 09:15:28 PM »
God I remember when Newsnight was 55 minutes.

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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2017, 10:49:27 PM »
You wouldn't get away with a lot of the stuff on Anus Cop these days, the casual sexism, and obviously a lot of smoking. Smoking anuses. I haven't seen a smoking anus in a cop show since the last series of Spender, and that was soaked in irony anyway. 

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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 11:49:51 PM »
My favourite episode was the one guest-starring Peter Wyngarde as a bloke what rapes wolves.

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Re: Anus Cop (NBC, 1975)
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2017, 12:01:47 AM »
God I remember when Newsnight was 55 minutes.

No better feeling that a dead long Newsnight when you know you don't have to get up in the morning.

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Re: Anus Cop (NBC, 1975)
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2017, 12:12:13 AM »
I remember seeing a few episodes of this as a kid on some old VHS tapes, in between recordings of music videos from MTV. Only really remember one episode where Anus Cop was running across a steel walkway being shot at by some crooks who were trying to smuggle buttplugs into the country illegally, but the ending was taped over with an episode of Sledge Hammer! so I never knew how the gunfight concluded. It took me about five minutes to realise the tape had switched to a different programme.

Also vividly remember a car chase where Anus Cop was pursuing a truck full of anal suppositories (can't remember if he was trying to destroy the truck or rescue the suppositories within), but it was again recorded over, this time by a music video. It just cuts to David Byrne's face in the middle of the chase scene.

I do remember that the episodes they showed on repeat seemed to be heavily edited. Almost every time Anus Cop's black sidekick was on screen, dialogue seemed to be cut, to the point where they almost never spoke to each other. Wonder why?

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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2017, 12:16:19 AM »
The original black sidekick was far superior to the kung-fu midget sidekick they introduced in the failed 1987 revival, New Anus Cop. No wonder it was axed after four episodes.

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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2017, 12:20:38 AM »
Wasn't the classic episode "Riddle of the Sphincter" directed by Wes Craven?

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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2017, 12:36:24 AM »
My favourite was "Between the maximus and the minimus" with guest appearance by Peter Falk as "bum groper".

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« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2017, 12:54:59 AM »
I remember watching it with my grandmother, sucking on a Werther's Original. I thought the special effects wouldn't hold up, but the episode where he apprehends the back alley colon doctor hadn't dated at all.

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« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2017, 01:02:09 AM »
There's the classic episode where he apprehends the Scrote Twins on Biffin's Bridge. There's a shoot out, and he kills them both, puts on his shades and says "Taint easy being Anus Cop!"

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« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2017, 10:44:50 AM »
Its often forgotten of course that the American series was based on a far less successful British original staring Joanna Lumley.

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Re: Anus Cop (NBC, 1975)
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2017, 01:03:19 PM »
Its often forgotten of course that the American series was based on a far less successful British original staring Joanna Lumley.

Female Bum Officer?

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« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2017, 04:42:48 PM »
Yeah, a couple of episodes turned up on UK Nova a few years ago. One of those where the US remake was far superior to the original series. It was pre-watershed, so there was no grittiness at all - they actually tried to make a joke out of a lot of the anus crime, which seems like very poor taste in these more enlightened times.

Favourite Anus Cop storyline was definitely the two-parter about the killer who left a single arse hair stuck to the cheek of each of his victims. Spoiler: the arse hairs belonged to the President.

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« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2017, 05:32:59 PM »

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Re: Anus Cop (NBC, 1975)
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2017, 05:39:17 PM »
My favourite episode was the one guest-starring Peter Wyngarde as a bloke what rapes wolves.


The role he was born to play. Shame he got typecast into the incredibly misjudged Wolf Pack Bum Attack- there was a sort of leering tone to that show that missed the point enirley in my mind

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Re: Anus Cop (NBC, 1975)
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2017, 06:02:02 PM »
Chip Bigcock was the quintessential swordsman of that time. A shot guzzling paramour to pretty much every pin up staress on the box. My mate that knows one of the runners on Anus Cop said Chip actually backhanded Giovanna Pecadillo for winking at him off set.

The one scene in Episode 28: Won Ton Shooter where Chip gets all the Thai brides to commit seppuku while beating himself off would never get made now. The flippant use of the phrase 'I wouldn't slap that slink broad with my own beater." is uncomfortable to sit through. Especially because it was uttered 16 times in the episode.

I'm not sure about this so maybe someone can back me up. I think I remember seeing the CAB homepage on Chip's fax once.

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Re: Anus Cop (NBC, 1975)
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2017, 09:43:56 PM »
Stealth Facesitter had a great blend of deductive reasoning and action. The way he tracked the eponymous villain down via the hemorrhoid images from the photocopier after the Christmas party was textbook.

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« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2017, 09:47:22 PM »
Female Bum Officer?

Know for her ability to keep on a stakeout for 20 hours at a time without shitting herself thanks to her plastic anus.

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« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2017, 11:22:56 PM »
I was too young but I remember the very poor later versions starring his screen son - Anusol.

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Re: Anus Cop (NBC, 1975)
« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2017, 11:51:13 PM »
Remember the theme tune? A James Last funkified work-out with horn parps and squelching Hammond lead.

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Re: Anus Cop (NBC, 1975)
« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2017, 11:58:12 PM »
Found a torrent of the whole series the other night. Took a fuck of a long time to download and they're all obscenely large AVI files, the quality is shit.

Can any fans tell me when the series picks up? Watched the first three episodes. They've been on an upward trend, but S1E2: Route Anal was some serious bullshit towards the end. No spoilers, but you know what I'm talking about. Also the shootout in the piles cream factory in S1E3: A Pile Of Trouble was just stupid. How the fuck do containers of pile cream shield you from bullets.

Honestly, I know most people seem to prefer the original, but I feel like I'm only even watching this so I'll have context for New Anus Cop. Looks way better from what I can see. The theme tune remix really rocks.

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« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2017, 12:01:55 AM »
S1E4: A Bum Deal features the first appearance by dodgy snout "Little Squit"...you'll be on board after hearing him jive.

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« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2017, 12:36:49 AM »
Found a torrent of the whole series the other night. Took a fuck of a long time to download and they're all obscenely large AVI files, the quality is shit.

Can any fans tell me when the series picks up? Watched the first three episodes. They've been on an upward trend, but S1E2: Route Anal was some serious bullshit towards the end. No spoilers, but you know what I'm talking about. Also the shootout in the piles cream factory in S1E3: A Pile Of Trouble was just stupid. How the fuck do containers of pile cream shield you from bullets.

Honestly, I know most people seem to prefer the original, but I feel like I'm only even watching this so I'll have context for New Anus Cop. Looks way better from what I can see. The theme tune remix really rocks.
Seriously, stick with series 1. The lingering shot of sweet corn in the heavily shitted pants at the end of episode 3? Might come across as gratuitous, but honestly, it plays a huge part in the series arc. Trust me.

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Re: Anus Cop (NBC, 1975)
« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2017, 02:04:31 AM »
Is the 1979 Anus Cop For Comic Relief sketch considered canon? Debbie Harry seriously thwarts the Cream Breach Cartel, with ham on the bone, out of nowhere?

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« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2017, 02:13:09 AM »
I was too young but I remember the very poor later versions starring his screen son - Anusol.

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Re: Anus Cop (NBC, 1975)
« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2017, 03:22:04 AM »
Remember this being repeated on itv in the 80s in the Saturday tea time slot and half the dialogue being beeped out.

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Re: Anus Cop (NBC, 1975)
« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2017, 04:26:07 AM »
Huge fan. Elder statesman Robert Mitchum as DA Gooch was an inspired choice but think he only arrives midway through the second or third season.