"inspect" some candy

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Two fellow cops:
-- It's Halloween, right? What do you say you and I go out and "inspect" [gesturing quotes] some candy, huh?
-- We should go eat some candy too.
-- That's a good idea. Okay. All right. Let's go eat some candy. Lots of yummy candy.
Monster House, animation

The context is the first cop is joking, but his mate is a bit silly, besides he's a newbie. So he doesn't get the joke, and the 1st cop, realizing it, starts speaking to him patronizingly in the third line.
But I don't get the joke too:D What did he mean? Thanks.
  • heypresto

    Senior Member
    English - England
    I'm guessing he's talking about taking candy from the kids out trick-or-treating, under the pretence of 'inspecting' it.

    'Candy' is also a street name for cocaine and the like, but I doubt this is what he's talking about.


    Senior Member
    English - US
    At some point, people became worried that there might be people who would put razors in apples or otherwise tamper with the Halloween treats that they give out to children (despite the fact that this seldom, if ever, happens). Police stations sometimes offer a service of inspecting Halloween candy (and some hospitals will even X-ray it).
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