The Blue Oyster Bar is a fictional bar, and the setting of a recurring gag-scene of the comedy film series Police Academy. The bar is a stereotypical depiction of a leathermen's/bear gay bar, featuring patrons dressed up as bikers in leather clothing, police officers, sailors, and other stereotypical masculine gay fashion archetypes. The Blue Oyster was originally located on Howell St. in the first movie but was relocated to 655 Cowan Ave. in the second (Proctor erroneosly gives the address number as 621).
Within the Police Academy film series, unsuspecting characters periodically enter the bar unaware of its nature (this usually happens as a prank by the lead characters). Once inside, a group of patrons are depicted as leering towards the police officers and ready to force the frightened victims to dance with them, invariably to a tango called "El Bimbo", a 1972 hit from Bimbo Jet.
The Blue Oyster Bar only appeared in the first four Police Academy movies. Among those lured into the place were...
- Cadets Blankes and Copeland (twice in the first movie; once intentionally by Mahoney, once accidentally in order to avoid rioters)
- Sweetchuck (as a civilian in the second movie as he tries to evade Zed's gang, although he manages to escape after a brief tango)
- Mahoney (in the second movie as he fails to put down a bar-room brawl between Zed's gang and the patrons - the brawl was singlehandedly brought to an end by Hightower)
- Proctor (in the third and fourth movies)
- Captain Harris (in the fourth movie)
But evidently "El Bimbo" was an uncredited copy of the song "Tanha Shudham Tanha" by Afghani singer Ahmad Zahir. Here are the three YouTube clips; I'll let you decide for yourself.
Sometimes Life is Stranger Than You Could Ever Imagine, Eh?