The “copper clapper caper” is the 1968 Tonight Show skit with Jack Webb reprising his “Dragnet” role as Sergeant Joe Friday and Johnny Carson playing Everyman reporting the offense. I remembered the skit earlier this week when writing about Klavan’s classic column in the current City Journal. It is sheer joy. Don’t try not to laugh — you might hurt yourself.
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