Why don't you have a seat over there?
Ok, I have heard of Chris Hanson and his apparently now defunct series, through the internet and via parody like South Park. But until today I'd never seen an episode, and actually didn't even know it was a Dateline series. Kinda assumed it was like Cops or AMW or Rescue 911 for us "older" folk.
After the first episode I was compelled to find and watch more, and not because of the subject of the series (catching child predators), but by the responses of the individuals immediately after being confronted by Chris. The most telling are the individuals who are confronted on the beach, as there is no sense of confinement outside of a house. To a T, (though we aren't shown every single case) every single time Chris walks up and the decoy leaves, the target calmly accepts, WITHOUT any more suggestion than Chris wearing a tie, that Chris is a cop or detective of some kind (except those who have watched or heard of the show), and assume they are already under arrest.
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