25 Things Lethal Weapon Taught Us

25 things we learned from lethal weapon

Say what you will about Mel Gibson’s behavior in the years since the film — and about his hair style in the film — but Lethal Weapon is (arguably) the greatest buddy cop movie ever made. After all, it has all 11 elements of a great buddy cop movie: Action, humor, drugs, nudity, helicopters, explosions, double-crosses, rain-slicked nighttime streets, saxophones, guitars, and Gary Busey.

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It also has plenty of lessons to impart. And so to honor the first time Detectives Martin Riggs (Gibson) and Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) teamed up, we’ve put together a list of the things Lethal Weapon taught us and continues to teach us. After all, we’ll never be too old for this shit.

1. Coke dealers who moonlight as Christmas-tree salesmen are extraordinarily careless.

2. Never insult the cooking of your partner’s wife if you also admit that you crave bullets for breakfast.

3. 50-year-old dudes can still kick ass.

4. Cops don’t always dress like cops. Sometimes they dress like accountants and homeless truckers.

5. The Three Stooges eye poke actually works sometimes.