Okay, so you have to be a fan of both South Park and understand some of the things in Representative Barney Frank career as a U.S. Representative. When I saw Barney Frank screeching that the Democrats of his home state won’t intentionally delay the seating of Senator Scott Brown should he win, I could not help but to think of Officer Barbrady saying “Move along now, nothing to see here”. When the character Officer Barbrady says “Move along now, nothing to see here”, there usually is something significant to see.
Wikipedia has a pretty accurate take on Officer Barbrady.
Officer Barbrady (voiced by Trey Parker) is a South Park city police officer who is extremely incompetent at what he does and is generally a bumbling oaf, incapable of solving any of the crimes he is charged to investigate. He even unintentionally helped Mr. Garrison try to kill Kathie Lee Gifford. Mayor McDaniels still often summons him, as he actually does keep the peace in South Park, as shown in “Chickenlover” when shortly after he quits, the city falls into chaos. Officer Barbrady doesn’t drink coffee, as seen in episode “Gnomes”; he instead prefers to get hit in the face by a cat swung by the tail.
Barbrady was illiterate until season two’s “Chickenlover”. After his illiteracy was exposed, Barbrady was ordered to learn how to read by the Mayor. Chickenlover made him learn to read by leaving the notes at the crime scenes describing where he would strike next. Barbrady was thankful at first to Chickenlover, but arrested him nonetheless for his crimes. Chickenlover then gave him the book Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, which Barbrady thought was such an awful book that he vowed never to read anything ever again.
In “Chickenlover” and “Spookyfish” Barbrady claims to have a wife. However, she has never appeared on the show. In other episodes, it has been implied that he and Mayor McDaniels are in a relationship, despite her general disdain for him.
In the season seven episode “Toilet Paper”, Barbrady claims, while being interrogated by Hannibal Lecter-like character Josh, that he was beaten with a belt by his uncle and that his father forced him to wear a dress and sit on all of his uncle’s laps on poker night. Josh interjects that this is the reason he became a police officer in the first place; to protect himself.
Parker’s voice for Officer Barbrady was inspired by Dennis Prager, a syndicated radio talk show host, who Parker said he and Stone liked to make fun of for his “big, bombastic, stupid voice”.
In “Chickenlover”, it was established that Barbrady was the only police officer in town. In later seasons, he was phased out in favor of an actual police force, led by the equally incompetent Sergeant Yates.
Incompetent, is easily outsmarted, pretends to know what’s going on?
Barney Frank in 2005 looked at Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and couldn’t see anything wrong with it. The same Barney Frank who had had a prostitution ring inside of his home… So when Barbrady Franks says move along now, nothing to see here… take a closer look. Democrats need that 1 vote, and will delay seating a Republican elected in a heavily Democrat district if need be. Have you ever seen a party more intent on committing political suicide?
For your entertainment, here’s Barbrady Frank debating a college student.