Real Stories of the Highway Patrol
"Real Stories of the Highway Patrol" (Sometimes referred to as RSHP) was a half hour syndicated
television serieswhich ran in the United Statesfor six seasons from 1993to 1999, capitalizing on the success of "real-life" police series such as "COPS". Reruns currently air on Fox Reality.
Production companies were Mark Massari Productions,
Genesis Entertainment, New World Television, and Leap Off Productions.
The series revolved around the stories of
highway patrolofficers and state troopers from across the country, who would give commentary on a particularly difficult arrest they made. More often than not, the officer's work caused him grievous injury and a subsequent commendation from his police department. Each crime and subsequent arrest was dramatized for the viewing audience. Unlike COPS, not all of the footage in the show is COPS similar camera recorded.
The series was hosted by Maury Hannigan, who at the time was Commissioner of the
California Highway Patrol.
RSHP in other Media
*RSHP was known to be spoofed in a segment of the 2000 movie
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.
*A similarity of the show was a segment featured in the
Beavis and Buttheadepisode Dream On called True Stories of the Highway Patrol. It occures when Beavis dreamt when he was in the TV show, hitting people with his night stick.
*In the first episode of King Of The Hill when it's revealed that Luanne will be staying with the Hills she is in tears claiming that her mama's arrest will be on RSHP.
World's Wildest Police Videos
* [http://television.aol.com/show/real-stories-of-the-highway-patrol/48685/main/ Real Stories of the Highway Patrol show on aol.com]
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106111/ IMDb Profile]
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