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Police Ten 7 (always blow on the pie) Television (Excerpts) – 2009 Reality TV

Police Ten 7 (always blow on the pie)

Television (Excerpts) – 2009 Reality TV

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It was the food safety advice heard around the world. The late night footage of a policeman interrogating a suspected car thief on TVNZ's long running crime series seemed routine until conversation shifted to the purchase of a pie at a local service station. The officer's deadpanned response came straight out of left field — and went viral (interestingly, only after a repeat screening of the show was posted online). The 'nek minnit' of its day provided global news odd spot fodder, and inspired t-shirts, dubstep tracks and countless YouTube parodies.

At three o'clock in the morning that pie has been in the warming drawer for probably about 12 hours, it'll be thermo-nuclear. You must always blow on the pie
– The famous food safety advice