History BewareTheNiceOnes / LiveActionTV

11th Mar '17 8:13:09 AM nombretomado
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* Game show hosts are sometimes accused of this, and there have been well-documented examples of several seemingly genial and/or jovial hosts being complete jerks off-screen. The most frequently cited example is Richard Dawson, with his well-publicized disputes with production staff and maniacal ego during his heyday on ''FamilyFeud''. Bob Barker particularly with his feud with the classic Barker's Beauties (and ex-production staff members who have sided with the Beauties in various lawsuits) and purportedly announcer Rod Roddy has also been cited. In a more recent interview with retired producer Roger Dobkowitz, there have been revelations that Gene Rayburn (of ''MatchGame'' fame) was a complete jerk to staff and others.

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* Game show hosts are sometimes accused of this, and there have been well-documented examples of several seemingly genial and/or jovial hosts being complete jerks off-screen. The most frequently cited example is Richard Dawson, with his well-publicized disputes with production staff and maniacal ego during his heyday on ''FamilyFeud''.''Series/FamilyFeud''. Bob Barker particularly with his feud with the classic Barker's Beauties (and ex-production staff members who have sided with the Beauties in various lawsuits) and purportedly announcer Rod Roddy has also been cited. In a more recent interview with retired producer Roger Dobkowitz, there have been revelations that Gene Rayburn (of ''MatchGame'' fame) was a complete jerk to staff and others.
5th Mar '17 8:19:49 PM WillBGood
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* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'': Monroe is a bookish, [[{{Adorkable}} adorkable]] watchmaker / clock repairman with a passion for Old Europe, cooking, wine and the finer things in life... and a werewolf who could - and sometimes does - tear people apart. Nick is a genuinely good cop who will leave you alone if you haven't done anything illegal, no matter who or what you are... but he will smash your face with a warhammer if you threaten his friends or family. Juliette, a veterinarian and thus a friend of all living things, but when an ogre breaks into her home she doesn't hesitate to throw a pan of boiling water in his face, and when her friend is being abused by her husband she beats the cr@p out of him using common kitchen utensils ([[spoiler:taken UpToEleven once she becomes a Hexenbiest]]). Indeed, it is hard to think of any of the regulars or semi-regulars who [I]don't[/I] fit this trope to a greater or lesser extent! Even the meek Fuchsbau Rosalee; you do NOT want to mess with her husband, or she'll literally tear your throat out, even if you're a big mean Blutbad.

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* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'': Monroe is a bookish, [[{{Adorkable}} adorkable]] watchmaker / clock repairman with a passion for Old Europe, cooking, wine and the finer things in life... and a werewolf who could - and sometimes does - tear people apart. Nick is a genuinely good cop who will leave you alone if you haven't done anything illegal, no matter who or what you are... but he will smash your face with a warhammer if you threaten his friends or family. Juliette, a veterinarian and thus a friend of all living things, but when an ogre breaks into her home she doesn't hesitate to throw a pan of boiling water in his face, and when her friend is being abused by her husband she beats the cr@p out of him using common kitchen utensils ([[spoiler:taken UpToEleven once she becomes a Hexenbiest]]). Indeed, it is hard to think of any of the regulars or semi-regulars who [I]don't[/I] ''don't'' fit this trope to a greater or lesser extent! Even the meek Fuchsbau Rosalee; you do NOT want to mess with her husband, or she'll literally tear your throat out, even if you're a big mean Blutbad.
5th Mar '17 8:19:10 PM WillBGood
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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': D.B.Russell. He's normally kind of laid back, rather quirky and has a weird sense of humor sometimes, but when former undersheriff [[==McKeen==]] got his granddaughter kidnapped, he got out his gun and was on the edge of taking the kidnappers out himself. Brass had to rein him in a couple of times during the search.

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* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': D.B.Russell. He's normally kind of laid back, rather quirky and has a weird sense of humor sometimes, but when former undersheriff [[==McKeen==]] [=McKeen=] got his granddaughter kidnapped, he got out his gun and was on the edge of taking the kidnappers out himself. Brass had to rein him in a couple of times during the search.
5th Mar '17 6:31:06 PM WillBGood
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*** The Tenth Doctor hits an all new level at the end of "The Waters of Mars". After getting tired of everyone dying around him, [[spoiler: he decides to throw away the laws of time, declares himself the "Time Lord Victorious" in a speech that makes him in "The Runaway Bride" look sane, and saves a woman who was supposed to die. When confronted with his darker side, she kills herself in order to stop him.]]

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*** The Tenth Doctor hits an all new level at the end of "The Waters of Mars". After getting tired of everyone dying around him, [[spoiler: he decides to throw away the laws of time, declares himself the "Time Lord Victorious" in a speech that makes him his attitude in "The Runaway Bride" look sane, and saves a woman who was supposed to die. When confronted with his darker side, she kills herself in order to stop him.]]
5th Mar '17 6:21:52 PM WillBGood
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** "Edith's Problem," the classic episode known not for its treatment of a typical American woman having trouble dealing with its symptoms, but Edith's irritability as she goes through the early stages. Most punctuated by Archie's well-meaning but ill-advised attempts to deal with his wife oh, just "Stifle, stifle, STIFLE!"

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** "Edith's Problem," the classic episode known not for its treatment of a typical American woman having trouble dealing with its menopause symptoms, but Edith's irritability as she goes through the early stages. Most punctuated by Archie's well-meaning but ill-advised attempts to deal with his wife oh, just "Stifle, stifle, STIFLE!"



* The title character of ''Series/BarneyMiller'' is a police captain with a truly astonishing level of patience who emphasizes using understanding, compassion, and above all ''perspective'' when dealing with the public. But there are several points throughout the series where {{Obstructive Bureaucrats}}, inability to press charges against criminals who are actually dangerous (rather than ordinary people who snap and calm down after he leaves them to think for a while), or the apparent futility of police work drive him over the edge and he unleashes a verbal explosion.

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* The title character of ''Series/BarneyMiller'' is a police captain with a truly astonishing level of patience who emphasizes using understanding, compassion, and above all ''perspective'' when dealing with the public. But there are several points throughout the series where {{Obstructive Bureaucrats}}, Bureaucrat}}s, inability to press charges against criminals who are actually dangerous (rather than ordinary people who snap and calm down after he leaves them to think for a while), or the apparent futility of police work drive him over the edge and he unleashes a verbal explosion.
1st Mar '17 12:50:29 AM alspawn
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** Joyce. She humiliated Snyder in his attempts to keep Buffy out of school, looked Faith in the eye and called her psychotic, and took a swing at Spike with an axe.
22nd Jan '17 4:27:25 AM dianastills
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* ''Series/{{Alphas}}''. Dr. Rosen, with his Mr. Roger's sweaters, scruffy beard, soft voice, and herbal remedies seems like a flower-child gone to seed; one can imagine him in his youth leading peace rallies. However, when those he loves are threatened, or worse HURT. . . .watch out!

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* ''Series/{{Alphas}}''.Eric Foreman in ''Series/That70sShow''. Frequently mocked for his lack of physical strength, one episode shows him [[CurbStompBattle kicking the shit out of a football fan]] who'd been harassing him throughout the game.
*''Series/{{Alphas}}''.
Dr. Rosen, with his Mr. Roger's sweaters, scruffy beard, soft voice, and herbal remedies seems like a flower-child gone to seed; one can imagine him in his youth leading peace rallies. However, when those he loves are threatened, or worse HURT. . . .watch out!
4th Jan '17 5:54:03 AM ANTMuddle
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* ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'': As many a crook who's dared to cross him found out the painful way, this very much applies to Sheriff Andy Taylor.



** More consistent, yet less extreme, is Father Mulcahy. As expected of a sincere man of God, he strives to be compassionate, patient, and forgiving. Sometimes though, the right thing has to be done whether you like it or not, and if he can't convince you with wise words, a fist in your mouth makes an acceptable substitute. He feels pretty bad about it afterwards, but regardless.

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** More consistent, yet less extreme, is Father Francis Mulcahy. As expected of a sincere man of God, he strives to be compassionate, patient, and forgiving. Sometimes though, the right thing has to be done whether you like it or not, and if he can't convince you with wise words, a fist in your mouth makes an acceptable substitute. He feels pretty bad about it afterwards, but regardless.
1st Jan '17 9:25:08 PM eowynjedi
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* The title character of ''Series/BarneyMiller'' is a police captain with a truly astonishing level of patience who emphasizes using understanding, compassion, and above all ''perspective'' when dealing with the public. But there are several points throughout the series where {{Obstructive Bureaucrats}}, inability to press charges against criminals who are actually dangerous (rather than ordinary people who snap and calm down after he leaves them to think for a while), or the apparent futility of police work drive him over the edge and he unleashes a verbal explosion.
27th Dec '16 4:06:11 PM nombretomado
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** It should be remembered that all three of the older detectives were respected and successful detectives during the time period of shows like ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' and ''AshesToAshes''. That's right, they are basically Gene Hunt with an extra thirty years of experience to mellow them out. But the Gene Hunt is still there somewhere. Particularly chilling is when Jack shows just how much he can intimidate a younger criminal, pointing out that while he might not be able to directly hurt the criminal, he could [[spoiler:Let the criminal's name slip on the witness stand as helpful to the investigation. Which would lead to the criminal being killed or attacked in prison as a rat. What's even worse is that he says that he's done it before, and there is nothing to suggest that that's a bluff.]]

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** It should be remembered that all three of the older detectives were respected and successful detectives during the time period of shows like ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' and ''AshesToAshes''.''Series/AshesToAshes''. That's right, they are basically Gene Hunt with an extra thirty years of experience to mellow them out. But the Gene Hunt is still there somewhere. Particularly chilling is when Jack shows just how much he can intimidate a younger criminal, pointing out that while he might not be able to directly hurt the criminal, he could [[spoiler:Let the criminal's name slip on the witness stand as helpful to the investigation. Which would lead to the criminal being killed or attacked in prison as a rat. What's even worse is that he says that he's done it before, and there is nothing to suggest that that's a bluff.]]
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