Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Police - Blogoff Round 2

"Open up! It's the pi-igs!"



One of my favourite episodes of The Young Ones is Cash, when Rik, Mike and Vyvyan make hippie Neil get a job to support the household, so he becomes a policeman complete with baton and walkie talkie. He is called to bust a party at his friends' house and the scene where he knocks on the door, calling out 'Open up! It's the pi-igs!' and then half-heartedly raids the place, while warning his friends to flush their stash still makes me giggle now.



I had a run in with the police when I was nineteen. I jumped into the neighbour's pool at nine o'clock on a sultry summer evening and the sticky beaks across the road called the cops. I had permission to used the pool while my neighbours were away. But I guess that permission did not extend to my numerous friends at night. So the police turned up and asked us to vacate the pool but my then-boyfriend (who was much older) gave them a bit of lip, so they asked him for i.d and gave him the third degree.



It's funy how portrayals of police on television can influence your expectations. One evening I was home alone when I saw the police walking up my driveway. My partner was away interstate, so I immeicatly thought the worst -- that the police were coming to inform me that he'd had an accident. But no -- they were looking for the guy who lived next door, because he'd been up to no good. I was more relieved to know that my partner was okay than to worry about living next door to a potential fugitive.



One night I was delivering pizzas, and was pulled over for a breath test.
'Have you had a drink today?' asked the young constable.
'I'm working,' I replied. 'I don't drink while I'm working. What about you?'
(hah, I was a bit cheeky in my youth)
'No, I don't,' he said, and promptly breathalysed himself to prove it.
'Now it's your turn,' he said, after he replaced the pipe.
Lucky I was telling the truth!

This is Round 2 of the Blog-off organised by Courtney of Five Second Dance Party. Last week, we sadly saw Super Duper Fantastic and Motivated Motion eliminated. If you would like to make a donation to the cause, click on the link.

9 comments:

TaraMetBlog said...

"What about you?" lol, you are cheeky! love it.

I also got caught sneaking in a pool at night when I was younger. Our complex had a pool but it was closed after sun down, yet my mom and I decided to hop the fence and go for a dip around midnight and we got busted. The cop just told us to leave, no hassle, but being younger it felt like such a scandal to me.

courtney said...

I'm too scared of the police to get lippy! Fortunately, I don't get pulled over often. :)

Evey said...

Sometimes police asked the stupidest questions that is hard NOT to be lippy. At least thats how I see it.What kind of idiot would honestly be out drinking in between pizza deliveries. lol

Great post, good luck!

QueenieCarly said...

I can't believe he took a breathalyser himself! Yeah, I guess he's trying to force you to do it, but come on! He's a cop, why bother with the niceties?

I've always wanted to check out The Young Ones. Thanks for reminding me!

~G said...

The Young Ones, eh? I remember Cheech and Chong...and then they had a friend Dave. The two would be stoned inside and Dave would knock on the door...

"Dude...open up...the police are coming!"

"Wha? Who is this?"

"Man...it's Daaaave...open up.."

"Wha? Dave's not here."

"No man...THIS is Dave... ..dude.. ...open up.."

Wait a sec. Actually it's not very funny unless you're high on weed and/or back in the 70's. Never mind. ;)

ChadGramling said...

OMG! I love the Young Ones. So many good lines and the humor is amazing!

Tricia said...

I love the template! LOL

I miss watching The Young Ones. I wonder if I can find them on the web? I especially loved seeing bands like The Damned suddenly appear in the kitchen in the middle of Neil making lintel soup.

You were a bit cheeky in your youth - I love it!

durante vita said...

I just Wikipedia'd The Young Ones. Thank you for expanding my knowledge of pop culture. Some say I'm lacking in that regard.

And, be as cheeky as you want. I love it!

Diane said...

Thanks for the comments everyone. Mmm, I think I might watch some Young Ones this afternoon after the holiday 'To Do' list is tackled.