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Philadelphia cops release bizarre ad splicing commissioner’s head into ‘Saved By The Bell’ PSA

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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.

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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.

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The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the department did something similar this past April, posting a Sizzler infomercial for potential franchise owners with voice-overs recruiting viewers.

Watch the video, as posted on the department’s YouTube channel, below.

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[h/t Gawker]


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On Thursday's edition of MSNBC's "The Beat," Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) broke down how Rudy Giuliani's misconduct in Ukraine is "inseparable" from President Donald Trump's.

"To everyone who asks whether we are moving too quickly, I say the president's lawyer is moving quickly to continue to ask a foreign government to cheat our elections, and doing nothing is completely off the table," said Swalwell, who sits on the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, the two most crucial committees in the impeachment inquiry. "We have to secure our elections. We have powerful, uncontradicted evidence now. And now is the time to hold the president accountable and determine just which impeachment articles we should proceed with."

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Nancy Pelosi praised as ‘the only serious national leader’ in America — and Trump is ‘jealous’

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi was praised on Thursday for her leadership as she directed the House of Representatives to begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

MSNBC's anchor Nicolle Wallace played a clip of the Speaker's press conference, where Pelosi strongly replied after a question on whether she hated Trump that was asked by James Rosen, who works for the right-wing Sinclair Broadcasting network.

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