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16th Jul '17 5:05:26 PM nombretomado
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** In one, Michael sends a care package to Hank from ''RoyalPains.'' A care package that contained sunglasses, suntan lotion, and ''C4 plastic explosives''. Because "you never know when you might need a stable plastic explosive." ''To a concierge doctor!'' Hilarity ensues.

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** In one, Michael sends a care package to Hank from ''RoyalPains.''Series/RoyalPains.'' A care package that contained sunglasses, suntan lotion, and ''C4 plastic explosives''. Because "you never know when you might need a stable plastic explosive." ''To a concierge doctor!'' Hilarity ensues.
19th Jun '17 12:53:51 PM Prometheus117
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* EveryManHasHisPrice:
** Michael explains that is possible to bribe even the most upstanding officials. To do so, convince them you think the bribe is a standard fee and make yourself as thoroughly unlikeable as possible so that they don't feel bad for ripping you off and making themselves a few bucks richer.
** In one memorable episode, Michael tries to bribe a foreign official, who ''immediately'' tries to have him arrested. They then have Fiona approach him as a CIA agent trying to catch Michael, and offers to "cover expenses" if he plays along with their sting. Michael comments that convincing someone that they can make money by doing the right thing even works on the incorruptible.
18th Jun '17 8:54:11 AM m4n3ctr1c
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** The subtitles, one of the series' main gimmicks, started as fairly straight-forward ID devices. Once or twice in the early seasons they included snark. By the third season they use them to [[PaintingTheMedium Paint The Medium]], being almost entirely snarky and insulting. Notable highlights include "Evil Son of a Bitch," "Probably Not An Alien," "УCTУПКИ" ([[InteractiveNarrator answering the question]] "is there a Russian word for hardass?"), "Charmless Sleazebag", and "Pathetic Excuse of Man".

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** The subtitles, one of the series' main gimmicks, started as fairly straight-forward ID devices. Once or twice in the early seasons they included snark. By the third season they use them to [[PaintingTheMedium Paint The Medium]], being almost entirely snarky and insulting. Notable highlights include "Evil Son of a Bitch," "Probably Not An Alien," "УCTУПКИ" "УСТУПКИ" ([[InteractiveNarrator answering the question]] "is there a Russian word for hardass?"), "Charmless Sleazebag", and "Pathetic Excuse of Man".
29th May '17 12:20:23 PM nombretomado
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0WNJx7Ys2Y A more recent commercial]] has Michael and Fiona at a restaurant. Fiona is digging through her purse and leaves a handgun on the table, which [[WhiteCollar FBI Agent Peter Burke]] spots and questions her about it, and Fiona [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial feigns ignorance]]. Then a grenade rolls out of her purse... Michael's resulting FacePalm is well deserved. And epic.

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0WNJx7Ys2Y A more recent commercial]] has Michael and Fiona at a restaurant. Fiona is digging through her purse and leaves a handgun on the table, which [[WhiteCollar [[Series/WhiteCollar FBI Agent Peter Burke]] spots and questions her about it, and Fiona [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial feigns ignorance]]. Then a grenade rolls out of her purse... Michael's resulting FacePalm is well deserved. And epic.
25th May '17 12:27:14 PM hullflyer
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** [[spoiler: Just a few episodes into Season 6, Anson is apprehended with the help of Nate, and Fiona is released from prison, but both Nate and Anson are gunned down by am unknown shooter, hitting Michael and friends twice as hard. Anson doesn't get brought to justice, and Michael lost his brother both at the same time.]]

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** [[spoiler: Just a few episodes into Season 6, Anson is apprehended with the help of Nate, and Fiona is released from prison, but both Nate and Anson are gunned down by am an unknown shooter, hitting Michael and friends twice as hard. Anson doesn't get brought to justice, and Michael lost his brother both at the same time.]]
20th May '17 12:56:45 PM nombretomado
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* FakeCrossover: A {{USA Network}} staple is making crossover commercials for multiple shows;

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* FakeCrossover: A {{USA Creator/{{USA Network}} staple is making crossover commercials for multiple shows;
16th Apr '17 5:46:43 PM IronicMouse
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16th Apr '17 5:45:33 PM IronicMouse
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16th Apr '17 5:44:43 PM IronicMouse
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* ExternalCombustion: Done in season 1, ''by accident'', Sam calls the cell phone Fiona hooked up to the baddie of the week's car, and causes the car to blow up.



* ExternalCombustion: Done in season 1, ''by accident'', Sam calls the cell phone Fiona hooked up to the baddie of the week's car, and causes the car to blow up.

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* ExternalCombustion: Done in season 1, ''by accident'', Sam calls FalseFalseAlarm: In one episode Michael and his accomplice, disguised as janitors, set off the cell phone Fiona hooked up metal detector with an industrial vacuum cleaner (hiding the guns) and the bomb-sniffing dog with fertilizer (hiding the bomb).
** In "[[Recap/BurnNoticeS3E3EndRun End Run]]", Michael has to steal something from a secure office with limited resources. So, disguised as a janitor, he steals a bottle of whiskey out of one of the desks to make it look like he's drunk, then breaks the alarmed office window and steals the MacGuffin, then cuts himself to make it look
to the baddie guards like he was drunk on duty and fell into the window. He then gets them not to call the police by spinning a sob story about how if he loses his job he can't make child support and [[TakingTheKids his ex is going to take the kids to the other side of the week's car, and causes the car to blow up.country]].
5th Apr '17 6:00:41 PM MBI
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* CoverBlowingSuperpower: Michael can't always be an unstoppable badass because he's undercover in an unfortunately non-badass identity, or the situation may require someone to "[[ObfuscatingStupidity outsmart]]" him to get to the [[BatmanGambit next part of the plan]]. In one instance, he got a dislocated shoulder for his troubles and another time, the voiceover explained how to properly hold a hostage while Michael did the exact opposite. It's occasionally played for a RunningGag where Michael is trying to get someone to give a decent fight and has an almost bored look on his face.

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* CoverBlowingSuperpower: Michael can't always be an unstoppable badass because he's badass, for various reason; he may be undercover in an unfortunately assumed, non-badass identity, or the situation may require someone to "[[ObfuscatingStupidity outsmart]]" him to get to the [[BatmanGambit next part of the plan]]. In one instance, he got a dislocated shoulder for his troubles and another time, the voiceover explained how to properly hold a hostage while Michael did the exact opposite. It's occasionally played for a RunningGag where Michael is trying to get someone to give a decent fight and has an almost bored look on his face.
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