Keystone Kops


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Keystone Kops

the slapstick film comedians specializing in wild chases (1912-1920). [Am. Cinema: Halliwell, 399]
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THE Keystone Kops are alive and well and masquerading as Derby County footballers.
Keystone Kops leaps to mind, but this wouldn't be fair to the hard-working beat bobby who puts his life on the line, and has to rely on equipment totally inadequate for the job, bought by bosses who seem totally detached from reality.
It was a Keystone Kops comedy routine as Emre Can hacked a straightforward clearance that pinballed off Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho to allow Romelu Lukaku to smash home.
There's been some Keystone Kops defending from the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
They could send the 'Feds' to guard our shops Or the UK branch of the Keystone Kops.
It didn't matter what was playing--the latest Alfred Hitchcock, Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops.
One, A Desperate Poaching Affray, was one of the first chase dramas seen in the States and according to US academics helped inspire the chase film genre which culminated in the Keystone Kops comedies.
I blame the whole World Cup pre-occupation with tempo on pundit Francois Pienaar, whose every utterance is based on pace - his perfect match would be played between the Keystone Kops and the Keystone Kops with the entire commentary done with the aid of helium.
Frank Robinson's odyssey ("Paperless Corner Cases," January 2011 IFR) of a coast-to-coast flight using only electronic aids and eschewing any paper charts reads like a Keystone Kops scenario: He bought charts, but did not get all he wanted, he landed and could not buy charts at an FBO, had to take a different route than planned, made weather diversions, dealt with small screen displays and much more.
The Vatican's Keystone Kops approach to public relations has just got to end.
Likening the stunt to a farcical film, Brad Stephens, defending, said: "The offence itself is reminiscent of the old Keystone Kops when you've got somebody trying to steal a fridge, banging it down every stair when people are sitting downstairs and can hear everything.

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