- List of C.O.P.S. episodes
This is the list of all of the 65 episodes of C.O.P.S. Central Organization of Police Specialists. Released by DiC Entertainment, the show first aired on September 19, 1988 (though a 60-minute preview broadcast, possibly of one of the two-part stories, aired as early as September 9 in some markets) and new episodes ran through February 20, 1989. It was then rerun on Saturday mornings on CBS in 1993 and was renamed CyberCOPS in order to avoid confusion with the reality prime time show COPS which was then gaining popularity.
Below is the list of episodes that have aired on C.O.P.S..
# Title Director Writer Original airdate Production Code 01 "The Case of the Stuck-Up Blimp" Kevin Altieri Carl Macek October 5, 1988 160001 Bulletproof and Hardtop attend a charity dinner on the Mountback, the most state of the art blimp in Empire City. Unfortunately, the Crooks are there, too – to rob it! Hardtop must get over his fear of heights to help Bulletproof and the C.O.P.S. team stop the crooks from looting the blimp. 02 "The Case of the Crime Circus" Kevin Altieri Duane Capizzi October 7, 1988 160002 The circus has come to town! But it's no ordinary circus. It's a mechanical circus run by Dr. BadVibes as a cover-up for his plan to heist the Gold Depository by the orders of Big Boss. He hadn't counted on a tomboy named Samantha to help LongArm and Hardtop permanently bring the curtain down on BadVibes' Big Top Caper, though. 03 "The Case of the Baffling Bugman" Kevin Altieri Carl Macek October 11, 1988 160003 A mysterious Bugman with his huge swarm of trained bugs led by Gaylord, The Bugman's prize bug, is pulling robberies at various jewelry stores and wants to join Big Boss' crooked gang. But a lousy payment from Big Boss forced The Bugman to resign, only to have his precious swarm "bugnapped" by Nightshade and Buttons McBoomBoom, who uses them to pull their own jewel heists. The Bugman seeks aid from Mainframe and Bowser and Blitz, who not only help him get his bugs back, they turn around and arrest the Bugman as well. 04 "The Case of Berserko's Big Surprise" Kevin Altieri Carl Macek, Duane Capizzi October 24, 1988 160004
It's Big Boss' birthday and Berserko plans on giving his uncle The Cornucopia Bridge for his birthday. Mirage, on the other hand, has a much different plan – save the bridge and arrest Berserko and his henchmen in the process.Goof Trivia: As Bulletproof and Mirage are investigating the looting of a party store, watch for the screen on a small computer to feature the misspellings of "Identity" and Berserko's name underneath his mugshots.
05 "The Case of the Bogus Justice Machines" Kevin Altieri Carl Macek, Michael Charles Hill September 30, 1988 160005 The C.O.P.S. are in danger of being replaced by a new brand of crime fighting robots known as The Instant Justice Machines, which did poorly in handling law enforcement thanks to a corrupt Head Councilman named Vargas who is bribed by Big Boss to continue to make the robots and put C.O.P.S. out of business for good. Can the C.O.P.S. team stop Vargas and put an end to his own brand of justice? 06 "The Case of the Prison Break-In" Kevin Altieri Steve Roberts, Duane Capizzi October 14, 1988 160006 Rock Krusher has taken over Graystone Prison and plans on using a large device known as The Neutron Pulverizer to disintegrate City Hall unless his demands are met by 6:00 pm. Bowser, going undercover as a prison inmate named "Maddog", is able to radio the C.O.P.S. team on Krusher's plan just before Krusher cuts off all communications to the outside. The only way for the C.O.P.S. team to stop Krusher's plan is to break into the prison the same way inmates break out. 07 "The Case of the Pardner in Crime" Kevin Altieri Ardwight Chamberlain, Reed Shelly September 20, 1988 160007
Johnny Yuma, Sundown's ex-"pardner" and master train robber, escapes from prison for a revenge showdown with Sundown for putting him in prison in the first place. When he hears about what happened, Sundown goes off to face Yuma to convince him to turn himself back to the side of the Law.
Trivia: Scenes from this episode are used in The Case of C.O.P.S. File #1 when they are researching Sundown.Goof Trivia: When Frontpage the robo-newsie is shown calling out the headline for Empire Times, look closely and you'll find the newspaper dated to 1988 (instead of 2020) and the headline incorrectly written "Yuma Breaks Outs" rather than "Yuma Breaks Out".
08 "The Case of C.O.P.S. File #1 (Part 1)" Kevin Altieri Carl Macek, David Wise November 21, 1988 160008
This file has been classified until now. Welcome to Empire City, where we meet for the first time the nefarious Crime Boss, Brandon "Big Boss" Babel and his crooked henchmen who are holding the entire city in their grip of terror. Federal Agent, Baldwin P. Vess (A.K.A. Bulletproof) is sent to take him and his crooks into custody. Unfortunately, he gets seriously injured and has to be taken to the hospital. He is given a new lease on life with a cybernetic torso and the formation of a team of the most highly trained law enforcers in the entire country known as The Central Organization of Police Specialists – C.O.P.S.!Trivia: In the Shout! Factory and Mills Creek boxset versions of the episode, the scenes where Highway and Sundown are researched is excised from the episode. It is not known, other than possible time constraints, why both companies did this.
09 "The Case of C.O.P.S. File #1 (Part 2)" Kevin Altieri Carl Macek, David Wise November 21, 1988 160009 The Ultimate Crime Machine, a huge air vessel shaped like a UFO flying saucer, looms over Empire City. Piloted by Turbo Tu-Tone, Buzzbomb, and Rock Krusher, this machine hovers over the Empire City Mint, rips it off of its foundation with powerful cables and carries it up into the sky with Bulletproof inside of it! It's up to the C.O.P.S. team to stop the large vessel and thwart the first of many criminal schemes rigged up by Big Boss. 10 "The Case of the Blur Bandits" Kevin Altieri Alex Pegel September 19, 1988 160010 Dr. BadVibes invents a special suit that allows the crooks to go very fast. Highway tries to stop them, but he fails. Ashamed, Highway turns in his badge. Later on, Highway gets kidnapped and held captive by Turbo Tu-Tone in his garage. Shortly afterward he escapes to bag Turbo, gets his badge back, and uses Turbo's speed suit to arrest the other crooks in record time. 11 "The Case of the Bulletproof Waldo" Kevin Altieri Richard Mueller September 23, 1988 160011 Dr. BadVibes creates a robotic clone version of Bulletproof controlled by a small robot named Waldo to replace the real Bulletproof as leader of C.O.P.S. But only Blitz knows the real Bulletproof when he sees one. 12 "The Case of the Blitz Attack" Kevin Altieri Ted Pedersen September 21, 1988 160012
In direct retaliation for thwarting a criminal heist put on by Berserko and Rock Krusher, Big Boss orders Dr. BadVibes to do whatever it takes to tame Blitz, who helped Bowser in thwarting the heist, and get rid of him. So the mad scientist goes out and creates a dog whistle-like device which he uses to control Blitz, forcing him to ruin the efforts of the C.O.P.S. team to perform their duties. Meanwhile Berserko forces Dr. Adams, the one who saved Blitz's life years ago, to lie to Bulletproof and Bowser, telling them that Blitz must be dismantled because of a glitch found inside his body--not if Mainframe and Bowser, who knows for a fact that there's nothing wrong with Blitz who cannot be controlled in a way Dr. BadVibes can control his robots, can help it.Trivia: Blitz's origin is explained here.
13 "The Case of the Baby Badguy" Richard T. Morrison Perry Martin September 19, 1988 160013 A small midget-size man known as Small Guy and his 2 henchmen pose as orphaned babies to get into the newly opened Empire City Orphanage to take over the place and use it as their hideout. They take hostage the caretaker of the orphanage and Whitney Morgan, who came to interview her about the orphanage. The C.O.P.S. team must storm the orphanage to rescue the hostages and discipline those three naughty "babies". 14 "The Case of the Thieving Robots" Kevin Altieri Reed Shelly, Somtow Sucharitkul October 3, 1988 160014 Dr. BadVibes decides to toy around with the idea of creating toy size robots and program them to steal items from the homes of the children who own them. Brian O'Malley, the son of LongArm, gets one of the robots for his birthday. Named "Rocky", this robot goes and steals a family heirloom, a green leprechaun statue passed down from LongArm's great-grandfather, and runs off with it. Brian follows the robot to where BadVibes set up his hideout at an old abandoned toy factory right near the sewers. There, he gets captured and held captive by BadVibes, who winds up arguing with Buzzbomb over the share of the stolen loot, hurting his feelings in the process. Brian must talk Buzzbomb into releasing and helping him, Sundown, and his father put a stop to BadVibes and his army of thieving robots. 15 "The Case of the Highway Robbery" Kevin Altieri Reed Shelly September 22, 1988 160015 Mayor Davis is enraged when his Limousine gets stolen by Nightshade and Squeeky Kleen who are planning on converting it into Big Boss' own personal limousine look-a-like along with all of the other cars they stole. He demands Highway and Hardtop to get his limousine back... or else! Meanwhile, Highway must go out and get his Bluestreak motorcycle back that was stolen from Nightshade before it shares the same fate as the other vehicles she stole. 16 "The Case of the Crime Convention" Richard T. Morrison Mark Edens October 18, 1988 160016 Big Boss stages a special Crooks Convention in Empire City where he plans on giving out the Criminal of the Year Award to one lucky crook. Buttons McBoomBoom and Berserko both duke it out to see who will have that title. 17 "The Case of the Crook with a Thousand Faces" Kevin Altieri Michael A. Medlock, Kerry M. Scudder October 4, 1988 160017 Dr. Badvibes creates a shape changing android named Shifty, who can change into anything and anyone at will. He uses his shape changing abilities to kidnap Mirage and sneak inside the Empire Mint to steal a $1 print. Bulletproof, Highway, Bowzer, and Blitz must rescue Mirage, get back the print, and put an end to Shifty's crooked shape-shifting career. 18 "The Case of the Super Shake Down" Kevin Altieri Mark Edens October 20, 1988 160018
Dr. BadVibes creates an earthquake device known as the Ground Shaker for Big Boss who plans on using it to level the city to the ground unless his demands for the city are met. It's up to the C.O.P.S. team to stabilized the city and shakedown Big Boss' crooked caper before it's too late.Note: Watch for a scene where as C.O.P.S. were driving by, the camera will pan upwards to reveal what appears to be the Empire State Building, one of the great icons of New York City in which Empire City is entirely based on.
19 "The Case of the Criminal Mall" Kevin Altieri Steve Hayes, Carl Macek September 29, 1988 160019
Mainframe, Bowser, and Blitz pay a visit to the newly opened shopping mall to test out the Mall's new theft-proof security system created by Mr. Keen, the head of mall security and foil Dr. BadVibes' plans to steal the brain behind the system.GOOF TRIVIA: Note the error in the scene where Bowser, Blitz, and Mainframe is placing BadVibes, who was covered with sticky bubble gum, under arrest. The background to Big Boss' penthouse is erroneously place behind BadVibes as he was surrendering to the 3 C.O.P.S. while The Mall background is supposed to be right behind him since he's in the mall trying to steal Keen's super computer brain. A few other errors worth noting is the scene where BadVibes was taking off the special lenses he has worn while the bottom lenses are still shown somewhat along the rim of his hat. Later on, as the brain was making a getaway, BadVibes shouted, "Don't let the brain get away!" while ignoring the "other" brain behind him perched on its base as if Buzzbomb had never touched it in the first place.
20 "The Case of the Big Bad Boxoids" Kevin Altieri Pamela Hickey, Dennys McCoy September 28, 1988 160020 Three of the best Boxoids (robot boxing suits) has been stolen by Big Boss who plans on using them to steal the mazer melter from a construction site and use it to melt down the Empire City Power plant, causing a major blackout over the entire city unless Mayor Davis can cough up twenty million dollars in one hour. It's up to the C.O.P.S. team to K.O. Big Boss' plans before it's too late. 21 "The Case of the Half Pint Hero" Kevin Altieri Ardwight Chamberlain, Carl Macek October 19, 1988 160021 In this caper, C.O.P.S. are aided by a very unusual ally – Cindy Johnson as Captain Crimefighter! A little girl in a superhero costume who helps the team capture Rock Krusher, Turbo Tu-Tone, and Ms. Demeanor and, along the way, uncover 2 bags of stolen cash hidden at a construction site taken from a robbed bank by Krusher and Turbo. 22 "The Case of the Brilliant Berserko" Richard T. Morrison Dennis O'Flaherty November 7, 1988 160022 Berserko steals a special headband that makes him very unusually intelligent when he puts it on his head. In this new form, Berserko makes plans to intelligently trap the C.O.P.S. team at his amusement park hideaway while inciting Dr. BadVibes' jealousy of his new-found brilliance. 23 "The Case of the Big Frame Up" Kevin Altieri David Wise October 27, 1988 160023
Mickey O'Malley, LongArm's father gets arrested for a crime he didn't commit. He's falsely accused of stealing priceless furs from a warehouse and is sent to prison for it. It's up to both his son and his grandson Brian to help clear his name and send the real crooks responsible for the fur heist to the slammer.Goof Trivia: The words "furs" and "phone" are misspelled as "fers" and "fone" here.
24 "The Case of the Sinister Spa" Kevin Altieri David Bennet Carren, J. Larry Carroll October 17, 1988 160024 A brand new spa has just been opened and Ms. Demeanor claims it as her own. She uses mesmerizing fumes to put Mayor Davis under a trance and force him to hand over all authority to Berserko who temporary becomes Deputy Mayor of Empire city and force the C.O.P.S. team to do community service as garbage collectors while Mainframe and Mirage gets captured and forced to do laundry by the Crooks. But that won't stop the two C.O.P.S. from escaping the spa of crime, help their teammates clean up the streets of Crooks, and rescuing Mayor Davis from the fuming trance afterwords. 25 "The Case of the Cool Caveman" Kevin Altieri David Bennet Carren, J. Larry Carroll September 27, 1988 160025 Brian befriends a prehistoric caveman who was frozen in ice since the Ice Age. This sparks an interest from the Crooks since the caveman bears a striking resemblance to Berserko, leading them to switch roles so that they can have Berserko go in to pull off a heist at the Empire City's museum. 26 "The Case of the Wayward Whiz Kid" Kevin Altieri Robert Schooley, Mark McCorkle November 11, 1988 160026 A boy genius' mainframe computer system named "Chip" accidentally took control of Buzzbomb when he tries to steal a priceless diamond from the school's art museum. To correct his mistake, Dr Badvibes attempts to make friends with the whizkid so that he can regain control of Buzzbomb and have him once again steal the priceless diamond and take control of the C.O.P.S. computer systems along the way. 27 "The Case of the Stashed Cash" Richard T. Morrison Mark McCorkle, Robert Schooley November 15, 1988 160027 35 years ago, Mickey O'Malley nabbed one of Empire City's most wanted crooks by the name of Suds Sparko, who secretly hid five million dollars in cold hard cash in a secret location. The only vital clue to its whereabouts is a map carved on a bar of soap. Big Boss sends Rock Krusher and Buttons McBoomBoom to steal the soap. But a mishap occurs and the map is completely dissolved. So, the two crooks kidnaps Mickey and Brian and take them to where Krusher knows exactly where the loot is stashed at – The West Side Laundry, where Mickey will have to figure out where at the place the loot is stashed at – and help LongArm and Barricade send the criminals to the cleaners. 28 "The Case of the Big Boss' Master Plan (Part 1)" Kevin Altieri Carl Macek October 12, 1988 160028 The President of the United States (who is an African American woman) is traveling to Empire City to attend a dedication ceremony of the S.S. Empire, a brand new state-of-the-art aircraft carrier built as part of the country's defense. She is traveling on board the presidential train with Agent Belson and many other FBI agents who's there on the train to provide security for her. Bulletproof, Hardtop, and LongArm are also there for additional security as well. But this doesn't stop Berserko, Buttons McBoomBoom, and Ms. Demeanor from breaking into the train, kidnap the president, and took her away by the orders of Big Boss who then agree to release her in exchanged for the aircraft carrier he wants to have for his own. The C.O.P.S. team and Mayor Davis agrees, only for Big Boss to double cross them by making them receive an android version of the president while he and his crooks went out to take procession of the aircraft carrier, still holding the real Madame President captive. 29 "The Case of the Big Boss' Master Plan (part 2)" Kevin Altieri Carl Macek October 12, 1988 160029 Empire City is plunged into a state of crisis when Big Boss tells everyone that Empire city is all his and he's got the president all lock up tight in a cage on board the S.S. Empire he and his crooks went forth and took over. The citizens are forced to bow to Big Boss' demands and leave the city forever if they ever want to see the president again. As for C.O.P.S., Big Boss wants them to stay in the city and be locked away in prison so he can get back at them for all the times they imprisoned the crooks. They aren't there for long. With the help of Belson and his men, the C.O.P.S. team escape and then go out to rescue the president, bring the city back to normal, and be awarded the Medal of Honor by Madam President for their bravery. 30 "The Case of the Criminal Games" Richard T. Morrison Rob Thompson, Jaron Summers January 16, 1989 160030 Three new crooks, Hyena, Bullit and Louie the Plumber, arrive at Empire City and challenge Big Boss to 'The Criminal Games' right after they nab a case full of loot that Berserko and Turbo have stolen from a bank. In order for Big Boss to win the game, he kidnaps Highway and forces Bulletproof and Barricade to help him win the criminal games or else he'll never see his teammate again. 31 "The Case of the Iceberg Pirates" Kevin Altieri Richard Cooper, Jim McDermott November 9, 1988 160031 A huge heatwave hits Empire City and the water supply for the city is nearly depleted. Inspector Yukon of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police offers a huge iceberg to help replenish the city's reservoir. Big Boss decides to steal the iceberg and hold it for ransom. The C.O.P.S. team must put the freeze on Big Boss' cold caper and deliver the Iceberg to Empire City. Along the way, Sundown has to learn how to swim. 32 "The Case of the Giveaway Gold" Kevin Altieri Jim McDermott, Richard Cooper February 3, 1989 160032 Dr. BadVibes has decided to be "generous" and shower down a stock pile of gold coins to the people of Empire City. Unfortunately the gold coins are actually explosives which Big Boss plans on using to blast open the safes where the fake gold will be stored in to get at the real loot stored inside. 33 "The Case of the Big Little Green Men" Richard T. Morrison Reed Shelly November 3, 1988 160033 The C.O.P.S. team experience an out-of-this-world caper when a Martian gem, which was brought to Earth from Mars, gets stolen by Martians who's really Big Boss and his Crooked bunch in disguise. 34 "The Case of the Crook with a Conscience" October 6, 1988 160034 Ms. Demeanor is ordered by Judge Davis, Mayor Davis' twin brother, to wear a conscience band on her head that tells her whether her actions are either right or wrong. Unfortunately, that never works out. Ms. Demeanor is overdoing it with the band and is causing more trouble than she does without it. 35 "The Case of Mace's Romance" Kevin Altieri Bob Forward October 21, 1988 160035 Big Boss orders Nightshade to steal charity money raised for the homeless at a ballroom party event for a lousy 10% cut. Nightshade refuses. So, Big Boss forces her to do it by having Buttons McBoomBoom kidnap her own younger sister Kathleen and frame Nightshade for it. Nightshade gets Mace to help her rescue her sister and thwart Big Boss' charity heist. That's when romance between Cop and Crook (Mace and Nightshade) begins to ignite and flare up starting with a special thank you kiss Nightshade blows to Mace from the precinct window. 36 "The Case of the Boy Nobody Wanted" Kevin Altieri Ted Pedersen October 28, 1988 160036 A deaf boy is afraid to tell the C.O.P.S. team about a crime he witnessed being committed by Turbo Tu-Tone and Rock Krusher. Once the he's brave enough to tell what he saw, the boy helps the team thwart another caper by switching a floppy disk containing some vital information Big Boss wants to get his hands on with a fake disk containing a computer virus that causes the computer system in the penthouse to go haywire. NOTE: This episode is sometimes referred to as The Case of the Crime Nobody Heard. 37 "The Case of the Bogus Bride" Richard T. Morrison Mark Edens January 5, 1989 160037 Crooked Wedding bells are ringing as Jenny Wringer, a con artist, plans to marry Berserko as part of a plot to run off with a horde of stolen gold bars Big Boss has stashed away at a hotel. The C.O.P.S. team will have to call off the wedding before Jamie heads to the altar with Berserko and out the door with the stolen horde. 38 "The Case of the Visiting Mother" Richard T. Morrison W. Blake Herron November 11, 1988 160038 Big Momma pays her son, Big Boss a visit in Empire City to accompany him to an auction brought on by Commissioner Highwaters to raise money for the global police charity fund Big Boss wants his crooks to steal, but the crime is doomed to failure thanks to Big Boss having to struggle to be good and generous by hiding his true colors from her such as pretending to run an orphanage at an abandoned warehouse with his crooks posing as "orphans." Big Boss, for the sake of Big Momma, partake in the auction and won every item he wants except for one item and then later on help the C.O.P.S. team thwart the robbery attempt on the funds at the airport. 39 "The Case of the Ghost Crooks" Kevin Altieri Stef Donev, Mary Kaiser Donev October 31, 1988 160039 Dr Badvibes creates man-controlled powered suits that come to life and rob computer micro chips from a computer laboratory so that Big Boss can sell them for millions while making the security guard believe that he's seeing ghosts. Meanwhile, Bowser gets very superstitious on the count of today being Friday the 13th. 40 "The Case of the Lying Lie Detector" Kevin Altieri Paul Davids October 26, 1988 160040 Blitz helps the C.O.P.S. team arrest Nightshade and Turbo Tu-Tone for stealing Mayor Davis' briefcase which contain the blueprint of city hall. This leads the Big Boss to plot his revenge by sending Dr. Badvibes to kidnap Bowser and Blitz so that he can frame them for the theft by reversing Blitz's lie detector chip -- one bark for a lie and twice for the truth. Bowser has to clear his, Blitz, and the C.O.P.S.' name while heading out to rescue Mayor Davis from being held hostage from the crooks. 41 "The Case of the Disappearing Dough" Kevin Altieri Michael Edens, Mark Edens February 16, 1989 160041 Big Boss hatches a plot to destroy all the currency in Empire City and replace them with his own counterfeit "Boss Bucks". 42 "The Case of MukLuk's Luck" Richard T. Morrison Stef Donev January 30, 1989 160042 Checkpoint teams up with Inspector Yukon to capture a tricky Canadian thief named Mukluk who has arrived in Empire City. He even steals the BlackJack Trophy Big Boss won in "The Case of the Crime Convention" and prompts the Boss to send Bullit and Rock Krusher to head to Mukluk's Arctic hideout and reclaim the trophy -- only for all their luck to ran out and for the trophy to land at a paws of a polar bear. 43 "The Case of the Baby Badguy's Return" Richard T. Morrison Perry Martin November 14, 1988 160043 Small Guy and his men are back. This time to pose as three grandsons of an old lady to infiltrate the mansion and get their greedy little hands on the old lady's fortune. 44 "The Case of the Rock and Roll Robbers" Richard T. Morrison [no writer credited] November 28, 1988 160044 Dr. BadVibes creates musical instruments that hypnotize concert goers so that his pals can rob them of their valuables and forms a rock band he calls The Bad News featuring Berserko and Rock Krusher as part of their plan to take over the ECTV's Doctor Rock show and stage a concert to hypnotize all citizens into giving up their valuables. Mirage and Hardtop are sent to go undercover as talent scout agents to put an end to The Bad News' musical career and bring one big sour note to this caper. 45 "The Case of the Boy Who Cried Sea Monster" Kevin Altieri Martha Moran October 10, 1988 160045 After a mechanical sea monster ate his grandfather's watch, LongArm's son Brian goes to tell him and Hardtop about what he saw. But when they don't believed him, Brian sets out to prove what he saw and ends up being a prisoner of Rock Krusher and Dr Badvibes, who created the sea monster to commit a series of robberies along the harbor. 46 "The Case of the Runaway Buzzbomb" Kevin Altieri Reed Shelly November 2, 1988 160046 After overhearing Big Boss and Dr Badvibes' plans to scrap him after a heist, Buzzbomb decides to run away with the stolen rocket fuel which Big Boss plans to sell it for millions. Buzzbomb joins Amanda (Highway's niece) who also ran away from home, leading the C.O.P.S. team to go out and search for Amanda, while at the same time, Dr Badvibes and Rock Krusher go out to search for Buzzbomb so they can get back the rocket fuel. 47 "The Case of the Missing Masterpiece" Kevin Altieri Carole B. Mendelsohn November 1, 1988 160047 The Famous painting of the Mona Lisa gets stolen by Big Boss for his own stolen art collection, but Nightshade beats him to it and tries to seduce Rock Krusher into allowing her to keep the painting, but the crooks steal it back and plan to cut the painting up in shreds -- but not if the C.O.P.S. can help it. 48 "The Case of the Lesser of Two Weevils" Kevin Altieri Carl Macek October 25, 1988 160048 The Bugman escapes from prison when his prized weevil Gaylord gets brainwashed and bugnapped by his arch nemesis Boll Weevil. He then uses a stolen growth formula to turn Gaylord and another bug into giants and then teams up with Big Boss to rob a large gold scarab being displayed in the Empire City Museum. Elsewhere, Mace and Bowser go out searching for the Bugman the moment they found out about his escape. Will they know that he broke out of jail just to rescue his bug friend? 49 "The Case of Big Boss' Bye Bye" Kevin Altieri Bob Forward November 8, 1988 160049 Sometimes Big Boss likes to take advantage of the city's problems and use it to his own advantage. Empire City is having lots of financial troubles and Mayor Davis has declared that all unnecessary employment in Empire City must be eliminated. Bulletproof has to assure the C.O.P.S team that they are not one of those unnecessary employment areas. However, Big Boss makes C.O.P.S. to be one of them by faking retirement and takes off to a tropical island hideaway, anticipating the C.O.P.S. team to receive the pink slip. Afterwards, Big Boss returns to pull a heist on the Empire Central Railroad train that's coming to Empire City to deliver relief funds to the city, which is successfully thwarted by Bulletproof, Highway, Mainframe, and Mace, who all get their jobs back afterwards. 50 "The Case of the Iron C.O.P.S. and Wooden Crooks" Kevin Altieri Ted Pedersen November 4, 1988 160050 A few months after the event of "The Case of the Bogus Justice Machines", Justice Machine Jim begins his first day on the job as a police officer. That's when Dr Badvibes decides to gain control over Jim's programming circuits and force him to go out and commit a robbery. Is Jim's career as a police officer about to be ruined? 51 "The Case of the Midas Touch" Kevin Altieri Carl Macek November 16, 1989 160051 Squeeky Kleen winds up having a special "Midas" glove device stuck on one of his hands, changing everything and everyone to gold (including Big Boss and Dr. BadVibes). Squeeky goes about trying to get the stubborn thing off his hand while changing everything he touches into gold, including Sundown and one of the ECTV camera droids, until eventually it is neutralized by Powderkeg. Squeeky himself along with Berserko and Rock Krusher gets time in prison for disturbing the peace. 52 "The Case of the Ready Room Mutiny" Kevin Altieri Ted Pedersen February 14, 1989 160052 Bulletproof fringes a vacation after a failed raid on the Crooks' hideout and puts Sundown in charge of the entire C.O.P.S. team, who has a very low approval rating for Sundown's poor leadership. That way he can engage in a secret plot to expose a certain fellow from city hall named Brannigan as a spy for the Big Boss who sent him to spy on the C.O.P.S.' handling of Sundown's poor leadership. 53 "The Case of the High-Iron Hoods" Kevin Altieri S.M. Molitor November 18, 1988 160053 Big Boss' attempts to build the tallest skyscraper in the world to which he calls the Big Boss Building. But the Empire City Tower is being built next to it that will outsize the building, so the Big Boss sends Rock Krusher and Berserko to sabotage the construction of the tower. Meanwhile, Bullseye thinks Mace is betraying the C.O.P.S. team. Note: A.P.E.S. appears in this episode. 54 "The Case of the Kangaroo Caper" Kevin Altieri Alan Templeton, Mary Crawford November 17, 1988 160054 Sundown has to go after Rock Krusher and Louie the Plumber, who not only kidnap a famous Australian boxing kangaroo named Bruce, but Whitney Morgan as well. The two crooks are holding them both prisoners at the Empire City Park in a forested area for ransom. Sundown is able to track them down, freeing Whitney and Bruce – who is in fact a female kangaroo who has a little joey tucked inside her pouch. With the help of this special marsupial, Sundown is able to nab Louie and Krusher and get the jump on their plans. 55 "The Case of the Missing Memory" Kevin Altieri Reed Shelly January 11, 1989 160055 Sundown, while suffering from amnesia after being knocked out by a fallen lamp post, unwittingly teaches Big Boss' Crooks all the tricks and traits of what it's like to be a cowboy, not knowing that this is part of Big Boss' plot to use Sundown as a pawn to commit an armored truck robbery. Sundown later regains his memory and helps the C.O.P.S. team put a stop to the heist and nab the rustlers along the way. 56 "The Case of the Lowest Crime" Kevin Altieri Bob Forward November 23, 1988 160056 A shady drug dealer named Addictem tries to sell his dangerous drug product called Crystal Twyst to the streets of Empire City. He even tries to join up with Big Boss and his crooks to help promote the drug product. But Big Boss rejects his offer. For once, there is a spark of morality inside this otherwise corrupt fat man. He even orders his crooks to reject Addictem's product completely. Easier said than done. For unfortunately, while out on a heist, Berserko accidentally falls into a crate full of Addictem's Crystal Twyst, which cause him to become unconscious and be taken to the hospital. As a result, Big Boss and his Crooks... of all things... join forces with C.O.P.S. in a successful effort to take down Addictem and end his drug selling business for good. 57 "The Case of the Crooked Contest" Carole B. Mendelsohn February 13, 1989 160057 Big Boss enrolls Nightshade and Ms. Demeanor in the Miss World Beauty Contest in order to snag the grand prize – a new car loaded with cash, jewels, and other valuables. 58 "The Case of the Ransomed Rascal" January 31, 1989 160058 Uncle "Fatty" Big Boss and his crooks kidnap Baddin, a bratty prince from the visiting royal family and try to hold him for ransom only for the prince to manipulate the crooks into catering to his every whim through his whiny tantrums. 59 "The Case of the Spotless Kingpin" February 8, 1989 160059 Big Boss orders a new stain resistant suit made to completely resist dirt. However, a major screw-up by Berserko causes the suit to completely pull all the dirt away from the room and bringing it directly towards Big Boss, covering him up completely. Now Squeeky will have to find a way to fix up the problem... or else he'll be in much more of a mess than ever before. 60 "The Case of the Lawless Lady" Kevin Altieri Bob Forward January 9, 1989 160060
A string of jewelry store robberies is reported the C.O.P.S. team. Nightshade is falsely accused of robbing the jewelry stores and Mace believes her to be innocent. But she is planning on robbing the main jewelry store that's unfortunately guarded by a mean vicious dog named Shredder who's owned by the proprietor of the store who turns out to be the real culprit behind the robberies.Trivia: Big Boss takes no involvement in the plot.
61 "The Case of the Lost Boss" Reed Shelly January 3, 1989 160061
Where's Big Boss? That's what his henchmen would like to know. After discussing plans to snag an island getaway, Big Boss is seized by an ear while going into the subway and gets kidnapped. When the crooks realize what's happening, they go out and kidnap Barricade and hold him captive assuming he and the C.O.P.S. were the ones who captured Big Boss and brought him into custody. On the other hand, the crooks are unaware that it was really Big Momma, Big Boss' mother, who has made a surprise move to Empire City, where she "kidnaps" her son and brought him back home so she can deliver him into custody when the C.O.P.S. arrive to arrest him.Trivia: Note the "Air Raid" copter resembling the toy version of the copter with red and blue cockpit doors on each side.
62 "The Case of the Bad Luck Burglar" February 20, 1989 160062 Buttons McBoomBoom gets upset when he loses his lucky penny: the very first penny he ever stole. He searches frantically for it in the sewers and also in his old rundown apartment house. Big Boss wants him to rob the lottery machine filled with money at the huge mall, but Buttons can't find his lucky penny and he's been getting a lot of bad luck as a result of this. So, Big Boss has decided to double-cross him into robbing the lottery machine by switching his real lucky penny with a counterfeit version. 63 "The Case of Big Boss' Big Switch" November 29, 1988 160063 A Big Boss look-a-like has decided to switch places with the real Big Boss to see if he can fare better in ridding the crime world of C.O.P.S. than the real Big Boss. 64 "The Case of the Red Hot Hoodlum" Kevin Altieri Bob Forward February 7, 1989 160064 Rock Krusher steals a special flaming suit that causes the wearer to go up in flames, literally. With this special suit, he is able to create successful heists and escape from any trap the C.O.P.S. team lays out for him just by burning through walls and floors and incinerating anything in his path. They are able to lead Krusher onto the Mountback Blimp, where they, with the help of Nancy and Cathleen, are able to trap Krusher by tricking him into melting through the floor to the outside of the blimp, causing him to get stuck through the blimp's bottom, screaming for help since his head is facing down below the city many, many feet up in the air and he's trying to hang on for dear life. Krusher gives up at that point and is placed back behind bars where he belongs. 65 "The Case of the Invisible Crime" Kevin Altieri Bob Forward February 6, 1989 160065 Big Boss' crooks make themselves invisible to make things difficult for the C.O.P.S. team to catch them and have an easy time committing robberies in the process. This episode features Mace being highly annoyed by Airwave and his constant babbling. Airwave is the newest member of C.O.P.S. who serves the team as a communications expert and could make an excellent sportscaster if he hadn't chosen to be part of C.O.P.S.
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