Impatience was apparently the driving force behind a strange public service announcement featuring Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey — or at least, his head, The New York Daily News reported.
“I just got tired of waiting and crudely pasted the commissioner’s face over the original video,” said the department’s social media manager, Sgt. Eric Gripp.
The 39-second clip is taken directly from a similar video released in 1991 by NBC featuring the stars of Saved By The Bell and Brandon Tartikoff, who was the network’s head at the time. Ramsey’s face is superimposed over Tartikoff’s.
Ramsey can be heard stating his name, before the audio switches to Tartikoff saying, “– and I’ve got a hit idea for the new fall season: don’t do drugs.”
Gripp said he originally wanted to superimpose other officers’ faces over the rest of the cast, but nixed that plan after it became “overly difficult with everyone’s schedules.”
While viewers reportedly wondered if the video was real, Gripp said Ramsey took it in good stride.
“Fortunately for me the boss is very down-to-earth and has a great sense of humor,” he said.
Watch the video, as posted on the department’s YouTube channel, below.
Tucker Carlson announces ‘long-planned’ vacation following his top writer’s resignation for racism
Minutes after Fox News was called out on MSNBC, the embattled host of The Tucker Carlson Show announced that he would be going on a "long-planned" vacation.
The announcement came after Blake Neff, the show's top writer, was exposed for his history of racist, homophobic and misogynistic social media posts.
‘I told you this would happen’: CNN’s Cuomo tears into Trump for trying to ruin Dr Fauci
On Monday, CNN's Chris Cuomo slammed President Donald Trump for his latest attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci.
"Fauci is not to blame for any of this. Trump is, period," said Cuomo. "And now that the reality is sinking in to blue and red, to left, right, and reasonable, Trump is doing what he always does: trying to shift blame to someone else. And we must reject efforts to shift stink onto the one man we can trust."
"Now, in these White House attacks, we see their principles on display as well, don't we?" said Cuomo. "Eat your own, lie about Fauci, deny your role, and defy the mandate of leadership that we gave you. And how about using an unnamed official to smear the only credible voice they have on this voice. Where are the worries about anonymous sources now, Mr. President? This is making America great again? You pardon a convicted liar and lie about a man with a conviction to fight a pandemic, which you apparently lack."
MSNBC anchor goes after Fox News for Tucker Carlson ‘dabbling’ in white supremacy
MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes blasted Fox News personality Tucker Carlson for white supremacy on Monday.
Hayes played clips of Carlson discussing white supremacy on-air.
"If you were to assemble a list, a hierarchy of concerns, of problems this country faces, where would white supremacy be on the list? Right up there with Russia probably. It is actually not a real problem in America," Carlson falsely claimed. "This is a hoax."
Hayes blasted the segment.
"Tucker Carlson wants you to believe the concern about white supremacy in America is a hoax, which is very convenient for a guy who's show has been dabbling in it for years," Hayes noted. "The truth is that white supremacy is alive and well in this country, on TV and certain corners of the internet where racists get together and post this stuff."