The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms Fictional Characters
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The Greatest Cops on TV Sitcoms

List Criteria: Most memorable policeman characters in comedy shows

List of the best police TV characters. These sitcom sheriffs, TV deputies, and television police officers have been around since the beginning of the TV box itself. From cartoon cops to black-and-white era television superstars, this page contains the greatest list of cops in sitcoms that you'll find in the whole wide world (wide web). With new shows like Mike and Molly and Brooklyn Nine-Nine with Andy Samberg, the best cops on TV sitcoms are yet to come. Who can forget Louis CK's recurring bumbling cop character drooling over Amy Poehler's character on Parks and Rec? The funniest cops on television might have begun on Car 54, Where Are You? but they're not ending anytime soon (at least according to NBC's upcoming lineup). The greatest sitcom cops range from classic appearances -- like in Seinfeld's library -- to unforgettable famous policeman characters -- like the entire cast of Comedy Central's Reno 911! In fact, so many of these police sitcoms end with an exclamation point that they'd better be engrained in our collective memories. Funny shows about cops don't have to take place in the police station itself (remember Carl Winslow from Family Matters?) but, as we see with the classic TV sitcom Sledge Hammer! and Police Squad! -- well, it ain't a bad idea. Enjoy the rankings of these high-ranking law enforcement officials with the funniest cops on television.

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    The Andy Griffith Show

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    Police Squad

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    Get Smart

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    Barney Miller

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    Get Smart

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    The Simpsons, The Simpsons Movie

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    The Dukes of Hazzard

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    Barney Miller

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    Everybody Loves Raymond

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    Monk, Monk Universe

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    Family Matters

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    The Andy Griffith Show

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    Bull Shannon Night Court

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    Family Guy, Family Guy Universe

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    added by wiabux Frank Poncherello

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    Lt. Jim Dangle Reno 911

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    South Park

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    Jake Peralta Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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    Officer Francis Muldoon Car 54, Where Are You?

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    added by liriodendron Monk, Monk Universe

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    The Wire The Wire 

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    Bookman the Library Cop Seinfeld

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    Sledge Hammer Sledge Hammer!

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    Happy Days

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    Carl Kanisky Gimme a Break!

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    Officer Mike Biggs Mike & Molly

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    Officer Gunther Toody Car 54, Where Are You?

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    Sherrif Lobo The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo

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    Inspector Raymond Fowler The Thin Blue Line

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    3rd Rock from the Sun

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    Parks and Recreation

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    Brisco County Jr. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.

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    Carl McMillan Mike & Molly

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    Twin Peaks

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    added by PeteBoyle Sheriff Blubs Gravity Falls

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    That 70s Show

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    Sgt. Curtis Baker Carter Country

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