Jones is able to clearly imitate such sounds as a flat tire, a couple noisily eating fast food, gunfire, and, memorably, a badly-dubbed martial arts star when he defeats a pair of hoods bullying an Asian grocer. This revealed Jones' expertise in martial arts, which he continues to use throughout the series to great success, often mimicking kung fu voice-over, as he does so.
In the first film, he meets Mahoney at the police station and introduces himself as a physician (what he said was "Monsignor Larvell Jones, MD").Other times, he uses his sound-effects ability solely to amuse himself, such as when he imagines himself playing a video game of space invaders and makes all the known sound effects from that video game, not to mention dropping a passing insult at Harris.
In the sixth movie, he leapt onstage at a nightclub during a blackout to keep the audience from rioting: "Ladies and gentlemen, the Metropolitan Police Department proudly presents...Me!" and launched into a string of impressions, including Jimi Hendrix and his guitar. He also has the ability to communicate with parrots, training them to call Captain Harris a "dork."
Jones and Tackleberry are the only characters to appear in all of the movies, the animated series and the television series.
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