Okay, fine, we’re cheating this week. In this clip Reginald VelJohnson isn’t dressed in what you’d typically call a uniform. But he’s still playing a cop, and when we first conceived of this weekly feature it was under the moniker “Reginald VelJohnson as a Cop Moment of the Week,” so this one still sorta counts. Plus, you could totally argue that a brown sport coat is a police detective’s uniform. It’s a stretch, but we won’t fight you on it.
But, most importantly, this is a clip from the seminal 80s canine-crime-comedy classic Turner and Hooch, which means that Reggie VelJ carries his shield alongside Jumped the Snark favorite Tom Hanks. And any collaboration with Hanks needs to be acknowledged, traditional uniform or not (plus this gives us an excuse to link tomhanksimals). So, ladies and gentlemen, complete with the requisite coffee mug, here’s Detective David Sutton, learning the ins and outs of precinct paperwork from fellow Detective Scott Turner:
We do have one bone to pick with the YouTube user who was kind enough to post this video, Platypus Robot. He (or she) remarked in the description that “going from Bruce Willis to Tom Hanks is a hell of a demotion.” Well, we would be remiss if we did not fervently disagree. If you want to restrict this argument to whom would you want to save you in a ridiculous hostage situation, John McClane or Scott Turner, of course we’d take Willis’ McClane every time. But if we’re talking strictly Willis or Hanks, c’mon. Hanks all the way, no contest. The man is one of the best actors of his generation, and by many accounts one of the funniest. Now, as far as we know, Hanks doesn’t front any blues bands, but we shouldn’t hold that against him. He’s too busy educating the American public about the lunar missions and World War II (and pranking Julia Roberts).
So, Reginald VelJohnson, consider yourself Hanxed. We have no doubt you appreciate the significance.