Earlier this month, a Kansas City police officer trying to pull a fallen tree from the road fell to the ground in the process when a branch broke. It's some pretty classic slapstick hilarity -- see for yourself below.
And officials in the department seem to think it's pretty hilarious, too!
They've been spreading the joy on YouTube and Twitter, enough so that the folks at the Tonight Show apparently heard about it and decided to air it.
That's right, national fame for one of KCPD's finest.
Here's the video from May 2, titled '"I don't need no stinking chainsaw!" It has more than 17,000 hits.
As you can see, the police department was happy to share it.
And was pleased with the publicity:
As the snow fell so did our officers.Here is a new meaning to the phrase "strong arm of the law"! youtube.com/watch?v=AIYJP8...— Kansas City Police (@kcpolice) May 3, 2013
The classic fall caught on tape of one of KCPD's finest will air on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at 10:35c on NBC. youtube.com/watch?v=AIYJP8...— Kansas City Police (@kcpolice) May 16, 2013
But don't feel bad for the dude! He's "taking it all in stride."
The officer, Pepper Walker, told a local station, "It was kind of funny seeing myself on national TV."
Funny indeed, sir.
Here's Wednesday's Tonight Show.