History FirstNameBasis / LiveActionTV

28th Jan '16 10:31:27 AM FlowerofMay
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** When Mitchell comes along, he and Daniel initially invite each other to use their first names. They never do. Mitchell and Jackson are strictly LastNameBasis, while Sam and Cam use first names.
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** When Mitchell comes along, he and Daniel initially invite each other to use their first names. They never do. Mitchell and Jackson are strictly LastNameBasis, while Sam and Cam use first names. Everyone is on FirstNameBasis with Vala, except Teal'c, who is FullNameBasis with everyone.
16th Jan '16 10:25:19 AM Chabal2
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* In ''Series/FlightOfTheConchords'', the Prime Minister of New Zealand is always referred to as "Brian," rather than by his last name or any honorifics, one of many jokes painting New Zealand as a backwater.
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* In ''Series/FlightOfTheConchords'', the Prime Minister of New Zealand is always referred to as "Brian," rather than by his last name or any honorifics, one of many jokes painting New Zealand as a backwater.backwater. * ''{{Series/Kaamelott}}'': The series uses a particular quirk of the French language: Everyone uses first names, but using the more formal second-person form of 'you' (and rank if they feel slightly less insulting than usual, like "Sir Lancelot"). Even the pairs of ThoseTwoGuys use it despite being best friends. The only one who uses the first-person form is Elias, an actually competent mage who uses it as a passive insult towards Arthur.
27th Dec '15 8:35:01 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''{{Psych}}'' where Shawn spends most of the episode captive, Lassiter starts referring to the detective by his first name (having previously stuck to using his last name only) when he learns that Shaun has not only been taken captive, but shot. Once the episode is over, Lassiter goes back to using the derisive "Spencer" title, but the first name usage demonstrated how concerned he was for Shawn's safety. Lassiter later provides another example of the trope in the same episode, when he gives Shawn a congratulatory "Good work, detective", although he denies having done so to Shawn an instant later.
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* In an episode of ''{{Psych}}'' ''Series/{{Psych}}'' where Shawn spends most of the episode captive, Lassiter starts referring to the detective by his first name (having previously stuck to using his last name only) when he learns that Shaun has not only been taken captive, but shot. Once the episode is over, Lassiter goes back to using the derisive "Spencer" title, but the first name usage demonstrated how concerned he was for Shawn's safety. Lassiter later provides another example of the trope in the same episode, when he gives Shawn a congratulatory "Good work, detective", although he denies having done so to Shawn an instant later.

* In ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', the rules are realistically intricate:
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* In ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', the rules are realistically intricate:
28th Nov '15 11:26:39 AM nombretomado
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* Similarly in ''{{Cheers}}'': Woody called Sam and Carla by their first names, but Diane and Rebecce were always "Miss Chambers/Howe", and the customers (Norm, Cliff, Frasier, Lilith) were always referred to as "Mr/Dr.....".
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* Similarly in ''{{Cheers}}'': ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': Woody called Sam and Carla by their first names, but Diane and Rebecce were always "Miss Chambers/Howe", and the customers (Norm, Cliff, Frasier, Lilith) were always referred to as "Mr/Dr.....".

* ''{{Scrubs}}''. Oh, how it's used in ''Scrubs''.
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* ''{{Scrubs}}''.''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. Oh, how it's used in ''Scrubs''.
21st Oct '15 7:58:36 PM alixtolvaj
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* ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' uses this as a plot point in their HalloweenEpisode: [[MissionControl Kendall]] has to find out which one of the Rangers is actually an EvilTwin duplicate. She figures it out because [[spoiler: the duplicate was [[FishOutOfTemporalWater Koda]], who is the only one who consistently calls her by her first name instead of 'Ms. Morgan'. [[ImposterForgotOneDetail The duplicate didn't do the same]].]]
2nd Oct '15 5:32:11 PM ShorinBJ
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*** Picard will also switch off how he refers to the crew depending on whether it is a formal or informal situation. When acting as Captain Picard, he says Mr. Data, Mr. Worf, Dr. Crusher. When informal or more personal, he used first names. Will Riker gets the nickname of "Number One" on duty unless it's a full-formal situation.
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*** Picard will also switch off how he refers to the crew depending on whether it is a formal or informal situation. When acting as Captain Picard, he says Mr. Data, Mr. Worf, Dr. Crusher. When informal or more personal, he used first names.names, particularly with, as above, Beverly, who he's known for like two decades. Will Riker gets the nickname of "Number One" on duty unless it's a full-formal situation.
4th Sep '15 5:35:18 PM nombretomado
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* On ''That70sShow'', Jackie started calling Steven Hyde on his first name after she became interested in him. * [[TheNanny Fran]] is thrilled when Maxwell finally starts using her first name because it shows he's acknowledging their growing romance.
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* On ''That70sShow'', ''Series/That70sShow'', Jackie started calling Steven Hyde on his first name after she became interested in him. * [[TheNanny [[Series/TheNanny Fran]] is thrilled when Maxwell finally starts using her first name because it shows he's acknowledging their growing romance.
20th Aug '15 5:03:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' protagonist Gentaro Kisaragi refers to almost all his classmates by just their first name, no [[JapaneseHonorifics honorific]]. In Japan, this is considered very intimate, the sort of thing only really close friends or lovers would do, but Gentaro does it because [[AllLovingHero he wants to be friends with everybody]]. A few members of the Kamen Rider Club, such as LovableJock Shun Daimonji, do the same with him.
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* ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' protagonist Gentaro Kisaragi refers to almost all his classmates by just their first name, no [[JapaneseHonorifics [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics honorific]]. In Japan, this is considered very intimate, the sort of thing only really close friends or lovers would do, but Gentaro does it because [[AllLovingHero he wants to be friends with everybody]]. A few members of the Kamen Rider Club, such as LovableJock Shun Daimonji, do the same with him.
20th Jun '15 7:39:19 AM Brainbin
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** Dr. [=McCoy=] almost always referred to his Captain, and close friend, as "Jim". It was only [[YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious in times of great distress]] that he would call him "Captain". Likewise, Kirk usually addressed [=McCoy=] as "Bones", a nickname that only he used during the run of the series. He ''very'' rarely called him "Leonard".
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** Dr. [=McCoy=] almost always referred to his Captain, and close friend, as "Jim". It was only [[YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious in times of great distress]] that he would call him "Captain". Likewise, Kirk usually addressed [=McCoy=] as "Bones", a nickname that only he used during the run of the series. He ''very'' rarely called addressed him "Leonard".as "Leonard" only once, in "Friday's Child", and only because they were congratulating each other on the High Teer of Capella IV, Leonard James Akaar, being named after them (this is also the only time [=McCoy=] addresses Kirk as "James" instead of "Jim").
15th Jun '15 1:05:52 PM ropertroper
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* On ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow'', Bob generally calls his patients by their last names, but refers to Michelle Nardo by first name.
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