You know how you always think that the shit on Cops is funnier than anyone could come up with even if they tried? WRONG. The State x law enforcement + numerous cameos from comedy geniuses = improv-based gold.
YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
The show came about when creators Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, and Kerri Kenney-Silver had a pilot canceled by Fox the day before shooting in 2000; they asked to use the remaining money/equipment to film a new pilot, and voila.