Published on Apr 19, 2012
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DOES PONCE GET PAID FOR THIS!?
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Retarded Policeman: The Series
series created by GREG BENSON & KIM EVEY
based on an idea by KIM EVEY
written by GREG BENSON & MILES GROSE
directed & edited by GREG BENSON
starring JOSH "THE PONCEMAN" PERRY
guest starring TEAL SHERER
featuring LINDSEY KOENS
producers: GREG BENSON & KIM EVEY
line producer: LINDSEY KOENS
associate producer: SCOTT ALLEN PERRY
theme song by GREG BENSON
camera: GREG BENSON
boom operator: LINDSEY KOENS
special thanks: CONNIE PERRY
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Excerpted from a Tubefilter article by Sarah Ricard:
I don't know how to say this, so I'll just put it out there in the most straightforward way possible: There is a show called Retarded Policeman. And it's funny.
Written and directed by husband-and-wife team Kim Evey and Greg Benson of Mediocre Films (one of the most subscribed to content producers on YouTube), the basic premise of the series is pretty much laid out in the show's theme song: "He is a cop and he's learning-impaired. He's the retarded policeman."
But, believe me, it's so much more. Well, sort of.
Retarded Policeman, which is, incidentally, also the name of the main character in the show played by Josh "The Ponceman" Perry, is a scripted series about a delightful, adorable, completely corrupt, coked-up and cuddly LAPD officer with Down syndrome.
At this point, you should be either totally intrigued, incredibly disgusted, or both. Still, some of the funniest jokes ever told are offensive. And while there are those who maintain that the abhorrent, no matter how hilarious, always has a tinge of hatred, the trend in recent mainstream comedy (most notably with Farrelly Brothers movies, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Family Guy) is to test that theory.
Truth be told, Perry does seem to be having a good time with his character -- there is no question that he's talented and gets into the role. And it makes for more comfortable viewing when you come to terms with the fact that his character always has the upper hand in any given situation.
The really interesting thing about this series, however, is how we (and YouTube commentors) react to it.
Isn't it wrong to portray the mentally disabled as drugged-up, racist and horny simpletons with a fondness for peeing in refrigerators? Isn't it incredibly insensitive to allow Josh Perry to seemingly betray himself and others with his syndrome by playing a completely id-driven and absurd character, whose sole purpose is to amuse and shock us? Isn't it unfair to give mean people just another reason to snicker at the mentally-challenged? Isn't it uncouth to say 'retarded' in this day and age? In other words, isn't it horrible to laugh at Retarded Policeman?
The humor in Retarded Policeman, and other popular comedies that challenge societal norms and political correctness, has a clever way of turning the focus of the viewer inward. A powerful device, if you get it.
Of course, there will also be people who will laugh just because of the way the Retarded Policeman says, 'Byeeeeeeee,' when a car drives off.
Either way, though, it works.
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