Who Was the Garage Band Singing ‘Daddy Cop’ in the Latest Episode of The Rookie?
Today, we look into who was the garage band that appeared in the opening scene of the latest episode of The Rookie.
In Pop Culture Questions Answered, I answer whatever questions you folks might have about movies, TV, music or whatever (feel free to e-mail questions to me at brian@pop culture references.com).
The Rookie is a long-running ABC drama created by Alexi Hawley about the oldest rookie in the Los Angeles Police Department, with the “Rookie,” John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) now being a training officer himself in the current fifth season with his OWN rookie, Celina Juarez (Lisseth Chavez).
The Rookie routinely has comedic opening bits at the start of every episode, and in the latest episode, “Daddy Cop,” Nolan and Juarez are pulling over a woman for a traffic infraction when a garage band playing nearby begins to improvise a song called “Daddy Cop” about them as they issue their citation. The hook, “arrest me, but make it sexy,” is catchy enough that Juarez continues to sing it throughout the episode.
So, who WAS that garage band? As it turned out, it was a singer/songwriter, Zander Hawley (who is credited as playing a character named “Rodge,” which is pretty funny that he got a character name)….
and the rest of the band was made up of Jordan Gagne on bass, Cameron Lee on drums, Andrew Pham on keyboards and Bennett Emery as the percussionist.
Hawley, the son of The Rookie creator/showrunner Alexi Hawley, has had his music appear frequently on The Rookie over the years, like “A House Divided”…
and “Daylight,” which he did with a friend of his who he met before she became one of the biggest musicians in the world, a one Phoebe Bridgers…
When Hawley was a teenager, he was in a pop/folk duo called Honeywater with actor/singer Amandla Stenberg (from The Hunger Games)…
Alexi Hawley apparently met his wife (Zander’s mom) back in the 1990s in a band they were both in, so music runs in the family!
EDITED TO ADD: Here’s the scene in question:
"Arrest me, but make it sexy" #TheRookie @therookie on ABC. I loved the opening and the jingle on the latest episode. pic.twitter.com/cg3mgnZi86
— brokenpipe; (@chuksjonia) January 26, 2023
EDITED TO ADD, AS WELL: Here are the lyrics!
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12 thoughts on “Who Was the Garage Band Singing ‘Daddy Cop’ in the Latest Episode of The Rookie?”
ok, but what are the lyrics? it’s hillarious
Just for you, Tammy, I’ll go back and transcribe! 🙂 And then do a new post.
I need a download of that song. 😂
“Is that a baton in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
she puts the short in shorty, and he looks like he wants to chase me.
cop cuties, cute and on duty. navy blue booties, go ahead and lock me up. arrest me, but make it sexy…
..arrest me but make sexy, sell me some meth please, so I can get arrested by this daddy of a cop, with his Daddy cop watch, and his Daddy cop arms, and his Daddy cop butt, OW!
Cop cutie, cute and on duty, cop cuties, cute and on duty, arrest me, but make it sexy, arrest me, make it sexy…”
Hope this helps you all. if it’s stuck in your head as bad as it is mine, I know it will. you can even find the clip on YouTube if you feel the need to jam to it in your car like I did 🙄🤣
I loved this song and part of the show. I need to download daddy cop lmfaoo it was awesome.
the Ow part did it for me haha this song is awesome and should be released, immediately.
The karaoke version is now available on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LWYhNv_RVY
Hilarious, Jeremy, thanks!
THIS SONG IS SOOOOOOOOOOOO
Waiting for the full length version of this song, and I don’t make comments, etc, but this is a fun, super catchy tune. I’d buy it, and then figure out how to use my I-phone to play it. ( yeah, I’m old, lol.) I’m excellent with mammals, not as much phones:D
Love The Rookie, can relate to new career. Retired once and became a Paramedic at 44. Now almost 60, still loving it. (No, we aren’t “ambulance drivers” and NO, never shock a flatline, LOL. )
Feel free to reach out for any official real life “how to’s” for emergency scenes. Grew up in the ED, DR family, and I’ve been critical Care for 7 years.
…..and if you ever want to write about EMS, that would probably be an awesome song, too.
Lol. Rodge —> garage.
IMO this was the best scene of the entire series.
Ha! Great call, Lindsey!