Wednesday, March 21, 2012

QUESTION: Who is the best comedic cop partnership?

In light of the recent release of 21 Jump Street I thought I'd find out who is the  best comedy cop duo prior to this film. Tatum and Hill have raised a bar here and if the franchise continues they could be the next main comedy duo. Of course there were others before, so below I've picked 5 to look at but if there are others you think then let us know in the comments below. So who is the best comedic cop partnership?

LAWRY/BURNETT (Bad Boys)- Will Smith and Martin Lawrence show great chemistry as they bicker constantly on screen, all at the same time as dodging bullets, flying cars and an angry boss. It is an action film but the lead partnership make it lighthearted.

RIGGS/MURTAUGH (Lethal Weapon) - Mel Gibson and Danny Glover form one of the original great cop duos. Again it is another action film but their chemistry also gives it a slightly lighthearted film. The franchise spawned 4 films and fans were calling more from the duo.

GAMBLE/HOITZ (The Other Guys) - A mismatched duo in Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Ferrell continues to do what he does best but the inclusion of Wahlberg really was the screen stealer. The pair show opposite personalities in a turbulent partnership. The tuna vs lion argument gets them on the list alone.

LEE/CARTER (Rush Hour) - Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker show a duo from different nationalities. One being the wise cracking foul mouth and one being the foreigner unaware what is going on. Of course as the franchise goes on their roles change to even funnier extent.

STARSKY/HUTCH (Starsky And Hutch) - We will go for the new film as it is the image of the duo we have seen most recently. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson it is in the roles, who continue the famous duo's fight against crime. Of course in Starsky's flaming red Ford Torino.

Those are your options but of course add others in the comments. Who is the best comedic cop partnership?

1 comment:

  1. It has to be Riggs and Murtaugh. Without them you wouldn't have the others. Plus they were great movies.

    Bad Boys one was a great film, Bad Boys 2 probably saw the start of Micheal Bay becoming a prick. The Other Guys was OK, but far too long. Starsky & Hutch was quite funny.