History FirstNameBasis / LiveActionTV

26th May '16 7:04:04 PM BB8ForPresident
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** Yes, John honey, if you want to avoid being used as bartering chip try ''not'' to flaunt how [[{{ShipTease}} close]] you and the expedition leader are.

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** Yes, (Yes, John honey, if you want to avoid being used as bartering chip try ''not'' to flaunt how [[{{ShipTease}} close]] you and the expedition leader are. are, while captured and at the mercy of your arch-enemy.)
4th Apr '16 7:55:43 AM 69BookWorM69
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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'':
** Murdoch will occasionally address Constables Crabtree and Higgins by their first names, but he generally addresses others as "Constable" or by their surnames (such as "Jackson" or "Hodge"). This seems to denote the closer relationships he has with them, particularly in Crabtree's case. Rank may also have something to do with it, since he never uses Inspector Brackenreid's first name, but always either uses "Sir" or Brackenreid's title. Brackenreid always calls his detective "Murdoch" or the endearing phrase "me old mucker" and never uses "William".
** Detective Murdoch and Dr. Ogden tend to address and refer to each other by their titles in professional settings when strangers are involved or on business matters, and they revert to first names when discussing personal matters. Among other things, Murdoch seems sensitive to the need to underline the coroner's professional credentials for people who might be wondering what a woman is doing asserting authority at a crime scene.
** The first time Dr. Grace is giving Murodch a briefing (with Dr. Ogden), she notices Murdoch calls her mentor "Julia" and he corrects himself. Julia doesn't seem to mind.
** Murdoch is observing Crabtree interrogating a culprit near the end of "War on Terror" (a first for the constable) when Dr. Grace stops by and joins him at the window. She calls George by his first name, and it's Murdoch's turn to notice the sudden familiarity. Later in the morgue, she tells George to call her "Emily" and they discuss the meanings of her first name.
19th Mar '16 2:37:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* On ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'', the only person to call Agent Ellison by his first name is his ex-wife.

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* On ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', the only person to call Agent Ellison by his first name is his ex-wife.
9th Mar '16 6:47:33 AM Hossmeister
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* ''AllInTheFamily'': Mike addresses his father-in-law as Archie (or "Awch"), while in contrast he always calls Edith "Ma."

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* ''AllInTheFamily'': ''Series/AllInTheFamily'': Mike addresses his father-in-law as Archie (or "Awch"), while in contrast he always calls Edith "Ma."
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.
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