History CrazyPrepared / LiveActionTV

5th Nov '16 3:27:31 PM WillBGood
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* ''Series/{{Mash}}'''s Col. Flagg is prepared for anything. However his methods are somewhat... unorthodox. In case he is captured by the enemy:

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* ''Series/{{Mash}}'''s ''Series/{{MASH}}'''s Col. Flagg is prepared for anything. However his methods are somewhat... unorthodox. In case he is captured by the enemy:
17th Aug '16 11:58:43 AM Discar
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'''Ronin:''' '' How many do you need?\\

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'''Ronin:''' '' How many do you need?\\
9th Aug '16 4:55:05 AM ChronoLegion
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** Elliot has also studied up on his SETI research. After all, one never knows when one might have to fight an alien.
16th Jul '16 1:47:27 PM Discar
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* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'': Ron Swanson, in keeping with his rugged individualist ideology, plans in advance for any eventuality, which includes keeping all his money in gold, in case the economy collapses, keeping hunting weapons everyone, in case he has to kill his own food, and keeping a detonator in the office in case he needs to blast his way out. One example, from when his ex-wife locates his gold stash.

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* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'': Ron Swanson, in keeping with his rugged individualist ideology, plans in advance for any eventuality, which eventuality. This includes keeping all his money in gold, in gold (in case the economy collapses, collapses), keeping hunting weapons everyone, in everywhere (in case he has to kill his own food, food), and keeping a detonator in the office in (in case he needs to blast his way out.out). One example, from when his ex-wife locates his gold stash.
16th Jul '16 1:46:13 PM Discar
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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', Captain Blackadder is in prison, having been sentenced to death for disobeying orders. Baldrick smuggles in an escape kit so that Captain can use them to break out. Rather than a chisel and a hammer which would be needed to commit the break out, Baldrick packs a wooden duck (as a disguise in case of being caught near a lake), a pencil (to drop Baldrick a postcard), a small trumpet (in case he has to win the favor of a small child) and a Robin Hood costume (in case he arrives at a French peasant village having a costume party).

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* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'':
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In an episode of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', one episode, Captain Blackadder is in prison, having been sentenced to death for disobeying orders. Baldrick smuggles in an escape kit so that Captain can use them to break out. Rather than a chisel and a hammer which would be needed to commit the break out, Baldrick packs a wooden duck (as a disguise in case of being caught near a lake), a pencil (to drop Baldrick a postcard), a small trumpet (in case he has to win the favor of a small child) and a Robin Hood costume (in case he arrives at a French peasant village having a costume party).



* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'': A somewhat mild case, but one wonders why exactly Admiral Bill Adama stores the interrogation drug from hell on the ''Galactica'' and seems quite familiar with its use... you know, just in case you recapture and need to intimidate and torture Gaius Baltar in the most imaginative and surreal way possible. Similarly, the survival of the people who would eventually form Sam Anders' resistance on post-nuclear Caprica was hand-waved by stating that the resistance was largely Sam's team mates- athletes conducting high altitude training in the mountains- plus a bunch of survivalist types, whom you'd expect to be CrazyPrepared.

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* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'': Galactica|2003}}'':
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A somewhat mild case, but one wonders why exactly Admiral Bill Adama stores the interrogation drug from hell on the ''Galactica'' and seems quite familiar with its use... you know, just in case you recapture and need to intimidate and torture Gaius Baltar in the most imaginative and surreal way possible. Similarly, the survival of the people who would eventually form Sam Anders' resistance on post-nuclear Caprica was hand-waved by stating that the resistance was largely Sam's team mates- athletes conducting high altitude training in the mountains- plus a bunch of survivalist types, whom you'd expect to be CrazyPrepared.



** In the episode "The Doctor's Daughter" the Doctor uses a clockwork mouse to distract a guard. Or the stethoscope, which he always carries with him.
*** The stethoscope makes sense (he is a Doctor, after all). After some very sad FridgeLogic, so does the mouse. The Doctor is frequently shown to carry small toys and candy in his pockets. Keep in mind, he was a grandfather.

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** In the episode "The Doctor's Daughter" the Doctor uses a clockwork mouse to distract a guard. Or the stethoscope, which he always carries with him.
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him. The stethoscope makes sense (he is a Doctor, after all). After some very sad FridgeLogic, so does the mouse. The Doctor is frequently shown to carry small toys and candy in his pockets. Keep in mind, he was a grandfather.



** Captain Jack always has a gun tucked away somewhere, as revealed in the episode "Bad Wolf" when he is stripped naked. Where does he store it? "YouDontWantToKnow".

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** Captain Jack:
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Jack always has a gun tucked away somewhere, as revealed in the episode "Bad Wolf" when he is stripped naked. Where does he store it? "YouDontWantToKnow".



* The administration of the city ''Series/{{Eureka}}''.

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* ''Series/{{Eureka}}'':
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The administration of the city ''Series/{{Eureka}}''.city.



--->'''Ben:''' No, John, we don't have a code for "there's a man in the closet with a knife to my daughter's throat." Although, obviously, we should.

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--->'''Ben:''' No, John, we don't have a code for "there's a man in the closet with a knife to my daughter's throat." Although, obviously, Although obviously we should.



* ''Franchise/PowerRangers''. Specifically the first six seasons, comprised of (In Order): MightyMorphinPowerRangers, Series/PowerRangersZeo, Series/PowerRangersTurbo, and Series/PowerRangersInSpace. Somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]], in that being trapped in a time warp for thousands of years has given Zordon a ''stupidly'' '''''spectacular''''' amount of free time in which to prepare [[spoiler: extra zords, potential backup power sources, huge Macross-esque transforming spacecraft,]] whose [[spoiler: [[TheChessmaster key component was a space shuttle that would be built by a modern space agency on Earth millennia later]] called [[CallARabbitASmeerp NASADA]].]] It still wasn't enough to save his life but he never really planned anything for ''that''.
** ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'' reveals that while he didn't have plans for saving his own life, he ''did'' have plans for what would happen after, training a replacement mentor-and-armory-figure to recruit rangers and develop zords and equipment to respond to otherwise-unsolvable threats emerging from situations not yet developed enough for him to make more specific plans.
*** And he would take it ever further by setting up equipment and Zords in the emergency that ''those'' powers failed.
*** Then went one step further in backing up/replicating the powers of every ranger... and then some.

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* ''Franchise/PowerRangers''. ''Franchise/PowerRangers''.
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Specifically the first six seasons, comprised of (In Order): MightyMorphinPowerRangers, Series/PowerRangersZeo, Series/PowerRangersTurbo, and Series/PowerRangersInSpace. Somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]], in that being trapped in a time warp for thousands of years has given Zordon a ''stupidly'' '''''spectacular''''' amount of free time in which to prepare [[spoiler: extra zords, potential backup power sources, huge Macross-esque transforming spacecraft,]] whose [[spoiler: [[TheChessmaster key component was a space shuttle that would be built by a modern space agency on Earth millennia later]] called [[CallARabbitASmeerp NASADA]].]] It still wasn't enough to save his life but he never really planned anything for ''that''.
** ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'' reveals that while he didn't have plans for saving his own life, he ''did'' have plans for what would happen after, training a replacement mentor-and-armory-figure to recruit rangers and develop zords and equipment to respond to otherwise-unsolvable threats emerging from situations not yet developed enough for him to make more specific plans. \n*** And he would take it ever further by setting up equipment and Zords in the emergency that ''those'' powers failed.
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failed. Then went one step further in backing up/replicating the powers of every ranger... and then some.



* In ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', Nate reveals he had thought of 13 ways for the team to pull their first job, one of which involves Hardison dying. Parker says she spends her free time thinking how to rob stuff, and proves it when she steals a highly guarded statue with common stuff, like an cone made of aluminum foil filled with ice. Hardison has a black light in his bag for times when a black light is needed. And Sophie can speak fluently in a ton of languages, and fake several others. Elliot, on the other hand is more of a well-prepared GeniusBruiser, than CrazyPrepared, as seen by his knowledge of neurosurgery, flight attendant protocol (Flight attendants always have a spare uniform) and the fact that he has a Flight Marshall badge with him at all times. Nate and Sophie have a bunch of fake passports with them at all times. The whole team makes a living through Nate's XanatosSpeedChess, so they'll have to be CrazyPrepared to pull it off.

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* In ''Series/{{Leverage}}'', ''Series/{{Leverage}}'':
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Nate reveals he had thought of 13 ways for the team to pull their first job, one of which involves Hardison dying. Parker says she spends her free time thinking how to rob stuff, and proves it when she steals a highly guarded statue with common stuff, like an cone made of aluminum foil filled with ice. Hardison has a black light in his bag for times when a black light is needed. And Sophie can speak fluently in a ton of languages, and fake several others. Elliot, on the other hand is more of a well-prepared GeniusBruiser, than CrazyPrepared, as seen by his knowledge of neurosurgery, flight attendant protocol (Flight attendants always have a spare uniform) and the fact that he has a Flight Marshall badge with him at all times. Nate and Sophie have a bunch of fake passports with them at all times. The whole team makes a living through Nate's XanatosSpeedChess, so they'll have to be CrazyPrepared to pull it off.



* In an episode of ''Series/TheMentalist'', Jane figures out that a man is faking needing a wheelchair because the soles of his shoes are scuffed. Jane remarks that he's been automatically checking the shoes of wheelchair-bound people for years, just in case, and this is the first time it's paid off.
** [[ConvictionByCounterfactualClue Only problem is]] that paraplegia is not the only reason one might need a wheelchair. For example, people who are prone to fainting will often make use of a wheelchair despite being able to walk.

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* In an episode of ''Series/TheMentalist'', Jane figures out that a man is faking needing a wheelchair because the soles of his shoes are scuffed. Jane remarks that he's been automatically checking the shoes of wheelchair-bound people for years, just in case, and this is the first time it's paid off.
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off. [[ConvictionByCounterfactualClue Only problem is]] that paraplegia is not the only reason one might need a wheelchair. For example, people who are prone to fainting will often make use of a wheelchair despite being able to walk.



* Sheldon's 'roommate agreement' in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' has subclauses that cover a huge variety of contingencies, including obligations in case one of the roommates ''turns into a robot''.
** Also for if Leonard becomes a superhero (Sheldon gets to be his sidekick) or how to deal with a zombie attack ("he's not allowed to kill me, even if I turn"). On a more practical front, when Leonard is invited to tour the Large Hadron Collider, the agreement has a clause for ''that specific event''.

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* Sheldon's 'roommate agreement' in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' has subclauses that cover a huge variety of contingencies, including obligations in case one of the roommates ''turns into a robot''.
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robot''. Also for if Leonard becomes a superhero (Sheldon gets to be his sidekick) or how to deal with a zombie attack ("he's not allowed to kill me, even if I turn"). On a more practical front, when Leonard is invited to tour the Large Hadron Collider, the agreement has a clause for ''that specific event''.



* Apparently in ''Series/{{Chuck}}'', the [=BuyMore=] has a policy against 'lewd use of a musical montage.' Just in case one would need such a policy in your official rules.
** Any business that employs Jeff and Lester would indeed need such a policy.
* An episode of Polish sitcom ''Swiat wedlug Kiepskich'' revolves around the main character having temporary job as a bureaucrat [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything whose sole task is finding excuses to reject every single client]]. While usually all it takes is absence of some irrelevant document, it finally backfires when one particularly obnoxious client brings along whole luggage full of all kinds of documents ([[UpToEleven like permission from his grandparents which he got them to sign thirty years earlier while they were still alive]]), in all possible languages, each in multiple copies (and then gets rejected in the end anyway [[ShaggyDogStory for not bringing black pen]])
** Hilarously enough, by the end of the episode when the aforementioned main hero is about to get his long awaited salary for his [[BlatantLies hard work]], a neighbour, who happens to work as a bureaucrat too, brings him money, but pulls the very same tactic the hero was using for the whole episode to make sure he won't get any money at all.

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* Apparently in ''Series/{{Chuck}}'', the [=BuyMore=] has a policy against 'lewd use of a musical montage.' Just in case one would need such a policy in your official rules.
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rules. Any business that employs Jeff and Lester would indeed need such a policy.
* An episode of Polish sitcom ''Swiat wedlug Kiepskich'' revolves around the main character having temporary job as a bureaucrat [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything whose sole task is finding excuses to reject every single client]]. While usually all it takes is absence of some irrelevant document, it finally backfires when one particularly obnoxious client brings along whole luggage full of all kinds of documents ([[UpToEleven like permission from his grandparents which he got them to sign thirty years earlier while they were still alive]]), in all possible languages, each in multiple copies (and then gets rejected in the end anyway [[ShaggyDogStory for not bringing black pen]])
** Hilarously
pen]]). Hilariously enough, by the end of the episode when the aforementioned main hero is about to get his long awaited salary for his [[BlatantLies hard work]], a neighbour, who happens to work as a bureaucrat too, brings him money, but pulls the very same tactic the hero was using for the whole episode to make sure he won't get any money at all.



* [[ParksAndRecreation Ron Swanson]], in keeping with his rugged individualist ideology, plans in advance for any eventuality, which includes keeping all his money in gold, in case the economy collapses, keeping hunting weapons everyone, in case he has to kill his own food, and keeping a detonator in the office in case he needs to blast his way out. One example, from when his ex-wife locates his gold stash.
-->"That was decoy gold. You really think I'd leave my gold sitting in a locked safe, buried underground, where anyone could find it? You don't know me at all."

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* [[ParksAndRecreation ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'': Ron Swanson]], Swanson, in keeping with his rugged individualist ideology, plans in advance for any eventuality, which includes keeping all his money in gold, in case the economy collapses, keeping hunting weapons everyone, in case he has to kill his own food, and keeping a detonator in the office in case he needs to blast his way out. One example, from when his ex-wife locates his gold stash.
-->"That -->'''Ron:''' That was decoy gold. You really think I'd leave my gold sitting in a locked safe, buried underground, where anyone could find it? You don't know me at all."
20th Jun '16 1:12:53 AM WillBGood
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* Bill's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4ateyIFito "The Real Deal with Bill McNeil"]] in ''Series/{{Newsradio}}''. In it, he has pre-recorded statements on tape, ranging from announcing the title to "Hey, don't mention it", to "Well screw you too!", and more in his pcoket for when the producer takes away the ones that are already loaded. A later episode reveals he has another tape which says "Sorry!"

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* Bill's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4ateyIFito "The Real Deal with Bill McNeil"]] in ''Series/{{Newsradio}}''. In it, he has pre-recorded statements on tape, ranging from announcing the title to "Hey, don't mention it", to "Well screw you too!", and more in his pcoket pocket for when the producer takes away the ones that are already loaded. A later episode reveals he has another tape which says "Sorry!"



* Though already mentioned in "Film", Burt Gummer of the ((Tremors)) franchise is such a CrazyPrepared CrazySurvivalist that he deserves another mention. By the time of the t.v. series, Burt has become THE go-to guy for dealing with monsters. He even starts teaching a class on being Crazy Prepared to supplement his income after the events of the third film left him missing the above ground portions of his home.

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* Though already mentioned in "Film", Burt Gummer of the ((Tremors)) ''Tremors'' franchise is such a CrazyPrepared CrazySurvivalist that he deserves another mention. By the time of the t.v. series, Burt has become THE go-to guy for dealing with monsters. He even starts teaching a class on being Crazy Prepared to supplement his income after the events of the third film left him missing the above ground portions of his home.
26th May '16 8:15:13 AM tromag
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* [[ParksAndRecreation Ron Swanson]], in keeping with his rugged individualist ideology, plans in advance for any eventuality. One example is when his ex-wife locates his gold stash and steals half of it.
-->"That was decoy gold. You really think I'd leave my gold in a locked safe, buried underground where anyone could find it? You don't know me at all."

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* [[ParksAndRecreation Ron Swanson]], in keeping with his rugged individualist ideology, plans in advance for any eventuality. eventuality, which includes keeping all his money in gold, in case the economy collapses, keeping hunting weapons everyone, in case he has to kill his own food, and keeping a detonator in the office in case he needs to blast his way out. One example is example, from when his ex-wife locates his gold stash and steals half of it.
stash.
-->"That was decoy gold. You really think I'd leave my gold sitting in a locked safe, buried underground underground, where anyone could find it? You don't know me at all."
26th May '16 8:13:01 AM tromag
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* [[ParksAndRecreation Ron Swanson]], in keeping with his rugged individualist ideology, plans in advance for any eventuality. One example is when his ex-wife locates his gold stash and steals half of it.
-->"That was decoy gold. You really think I'd leave my gold in a locked safe, buried underground where anyone could find it? You don't know me at all."
14th Apr '16 10:53:22 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MacGyver'': In "The Assassin", Piedra goes through an ExtendedDisarming when he is captured. After that, it is revealed that his moustache is fake and contains wires that he uses first as lockpicks to remove his handcuffs, and then as a dart to kill his guard. And it is then revealed that he still has a poisoned needle hidden behind a fake scar.
3rd Apr '16 12:12:32 PM zookx1
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* ''Series/LifeOfRiley'': In order to get Adam into the local school, the Weavers befriended everyone in the street, worked their way through the socio-economic structure of the area, took two very well paid and important jobs, established themselves as vital assets to the community and used their influence to extend the area boundaries just sufficiently to include their house...and then they conceived him.
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