COPS: In Springfield is a show about the police in Springfield.
A guy jumps off a building after believing Chief Wiggum will shoot him, when he really believes he's crazy. A scene shows a cop chasinng a criminal across several buildings, but this was in a TV Show the cops in Springfield were watching. Eddie and Lou go through Jasper Beardly's beard and find a knife, a gun, a metal knuckle weapon and a grenade. Then the cops shoot a mummy. When Chief Wiggum's gun runs out of bullets, he throws it at the mummy. The police watch TV again and watch a scene from Field of Screams (Itchy & Scratchy & Marge). The final scene is them using the police helicopter to watch a movie at the drive in.
- The show is a parody of the TV show COPS, which first aired on FOX on March 11, 1989. In 2013, Spike TV picked up COPS. The "Bad Cops" theme song is a parody of Inner Circle's "Bad Boys" song, which is the theme to COPS.
- There was an additional scene shortly after Homer's heart attack inside Mr. Burns' office where Chief Wiggum had to go to the emergency room due to his jaw locking while trying to eat a sandwich, with Eddie and Lou vouching for him and explaining what happened. Lou then notes that he can fit his whole fist in Wiggum's mouth, much to the latter's chagrin when he demonstrates it as the theme song for the show plays. However, this scene was frequently cut during syndication due to time constraints.