Cop Rock has become a sort of campfire legend among TV nerds, accessible only to those lucky enough to catch a furtive late-night showing on some godforsaken channel on the outskirts of cable TV, or morally ambivalent enough to resort to the sort of extralegal means that might make a perpetrator break out into a lusty sea shanty on the show.

By all accounts, though, it’s worth the effort: Widely panned as one of the worst TV series of all time, Stephen Bochco’s wildly ill-conceived blend of the cop-show and pop-musical genres is nevertheless fascinating, if only as an example of what not to do. “Holy fucking Jesus Christ on a cracker does it ever [live up to its reputation],” says our own Nathan Rabin. And how could it not? It’s got a musical number about selling babies!:

And soon you’ll be able to watch shady dudes in Members Only jackets croon about human trafficking in (relatively) crystal-clear DVD quality, as this coming May, Cop Rock will receive its first ever home-video release courtesy of Shout! Factory. No Blu-ray release is planned, sadly, but the set will include new interviews with Bochco, star Anne Bobby, and the ever-mysterious “more,” a special feature with the potential to rival John Boorman’s Zardoz commentary track as the most defensive DVD extra of all time.

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Cop Rock will be released on May 17, and we wouldn’t want anything bad to happen to you before then, so, please, let’s be careful out there.