We’ve all seen some hilarious parodies and reenactments in our time, but it’s safe to say that cops do it best.
When you’re a police officer, your job involves a lot of crime-fighting, and a lot of sitting around, waiting for calls to come through.
It turns out that the “sitting around” time is a great opportunity for cops to get their creative juices flowing, as proven by Slidell Police Department in Lousiana.
The cops shared their own video entry to the police #LipSyncChallenge on Facebook, and it’s hilarious.
There are several things that make for a successful lip-sync, and song choice is one of them. You need to make sure you’re performing to a classic hit that you can parody to the best of your ability.
Naturally, the folks at Slidell Police Department decided on one of the most popular movie tunes of all time: Dirty Dancing’s “Time of My Life”.
Most of us are familiar with this iconic movie scene.
In Dirty Dancing, Johnny arrives at the end-of-season talent show, disrupting the music and bringing Baby up on stage, where the pair perform the well-known dance.
This dance has been reenacted thousands of times, with some performances being breathtakingly beautiful, and others intending to offer comic relief.
It’s safe to say that the Slidell Police Department’s cops have chosen the “comic relief” route.
As the video begins, a couple of officers are cruising in a cop car, talking about being on a TV show, LivePD, and how much they miss it. When one cop says, “We definitely had the time of our lives”, we know exactly what’s about to happen…
The pair of officers argue back and forth about who had more followers versus who had more arrests, before giving each other a look – and the camera switches to black and white.
In the next scene, the two cops are standing on a stage, Baby and Johnny style.
The larger cop takes on Johnny’s character, lip-syncing along to the opening verses that we all know by heart. It’s obvious from the beginning that he’s seen the movie a bunch of times like the rest of us.
Things get funnier when the smaller cop picks up the next verse as Baby, and the pair begin the iconic Dirty Dancing dance.
It must have taken a few takes to be able to pull off their performance with straight faces.
As the beat kicks in, we’re back in the cop car, as the two cops harmonize with one another, even holding each other’s hands at one point.
While the pair don’t attempt the entire dance – which is really difficult, by the way! – we are treated to the most iconic “lifting” moment.
Impressively, the large cop manages to hold the smaller cop high over his head as the camera swivels around them.
There’s some definite laughing going on in this scene, but the pair get away with it, as it looks like they’re smiling lovingly at one another.
If you love police lip-sync challenges, you have to watch this video.
It’s the proof we all need that cops have a fun side – we just don’t see it when they’re making arrests!
You can watch the full lip-sync performance in the video below.
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