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25th Jun '16 6:11:39 PM ANTMuddle
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* MuggingTheMonster: The three young punks that want some smokes from Friday. A CurbStompBattle ensues, though the punks all manage to run off. "And on a school night, too."
23rd May '16 6:24:00 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* HollywoodSatanism: P.A.G.A.N. seems to practice this at first. However, it turns out to be a ruse to rile up the public by making them think such an organization is in their mist, and make everyone distrust authority in order to put their true plan in motion. (Unfortunately for Connie, they're more than willing to commit murder to make their VirginSacrifice look real.)

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* HollywoodSatanism: P.A.G.A.N. seems to practice this at first. However, it turns out to be a ruse to rile up the public by making them think such an organization is in their mist, midst, and make everyone distrust authority in order to put their true plan in motion. (Unfortunately for Connie, they're more than willing to commit murder to make their VirginSacrifice look real.)



'''Streebek:''' (they're disguised as P.A.G.A.N.s) You mean people dressing up in strange clothes, pretending to be who they're not?

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'''Streebek:''' (they're disguised as P.A.G.A.N.s) You mean people dressing up in strange clothes, pretending to be who they're not?not?\\
'''Friday:''' That's absolutely right, I-- ''*glares at Streebek*''



* TheyCallMeMrTibbs: While stressing out about Friday and The Virgin Connie Swail being missing, Pep [[DrillSergeantNasty unloads]] on an unkempt uniform cop who fails to address him as "Detective", capping it off by ordering the cop to get a proper haircut.

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* TheyCallMeMrTibbs: While stressing out about Friday and The Virgin Connie Swail being missing, Pep [[DrillSergeantNasty unloads]] on an unkempt uniform cop who fails to address him as "Detective", capping it off by ordering the cop to get a proper haircut. [[GotMeDoingIt He immediately becomes distressed to have reacted exactly the way Friday would've.]]



'''Friday:''' How about you take your hands off my suit.\\

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'''Friday:''' How about you take taking your hands off my suit.\\suit?\\
23rd May '16 6:07:08 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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--> '''Granny Mundy:''' ''Not 'til '''now'''!''

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--> '''Granny Mundy:''' ''Not 'til '''now'''!'''''now''', you sly dog!''


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* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: [[spoiler: Rev. Whirley]] frequently giggles at his own "jokes," but nobody else does.
10th May '16 11:33:06 PM Tdarcos
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** There is an episode about the creation of the first drug-sniffing dog, specifically trained to smell marijuana. Used straight to refer to a female dog, the trainer tells Sgt. Friday that they found "a German Shepherd bitch."
30th Apr '16 8:33:12 AM bjex
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* InconvenientlyVanishingExoneratingEvidence: One episode has an unintentional example when an off-duty Joe Friday is shot at by a teenager attempting to rob a vending machine. Joe returns fire and fatally wounds the suspect, but then has trouble proving the other guy shot first when the crime scene investigators can't find the corresponding bullet. [[spoiler:It hit a shelf and got stuck in the wall behind it.]]

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* InconvenientlyVanishingExoneratingEvidence: One episode has an unintentional example when an off-duty Joe Friday is shot at by a teenager attempting to rob a vending machine. Joe returns fire and fatally wounds the suspect, but then has trouble proving the other guy shot first when the crime scene investigators can't find the corresponding bullet. [[spoiler:It hit [[spoiler: The bullet shot at Joe was fired just right to lift a shelf and got stuck off of its supports before embedding in the wall behind it.wall. The shelf then came back down into place, hiding the hole.]]
5th Feb '16 6:18:56 PM ZarbiNerada
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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: The first time Friday had to use lethal force, he was visibly shaken afterwards.
5th Feb '16 5:38:23 PM Bissek
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* BasedOnATrueStory: See the page quote.
25th Dec '15 4:51:47 PM ZarbiNerada
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* MuggingTheMonster[=/=]DamselOutOfDistress: A robber made it his MO to hitch rides with women on whom he then draws a gun--help him rob a bank or die. The fourth time around, however, he picks a karate instructor. As soon as she recovers her wits, he gets ''pwned''!
2nd Oct '15 6:01:37 AM Morgenthaler
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->''[[RomanAClef "Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear/see is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent."]]''

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->''[[RomanAClef "Ladies ->''"Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear/see is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent."]]''
"''
30th Sep '15 6:49:08 AM Berrenta
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* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: Friday and Gannon would be on detail to many different police divisions -- from Homicide to Bunco to Community Relations -- for the current episode's case. While Webb was a stickler for details, he opted for less realism here to allow for a wider variety of stories. By comparison, in the 2003 revival, Friday was always assigned to Homicide.



* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Friday and Gannon would be on detail to many different police divisions -- from Homicide to Bunco to Community Relations -- for the current episode's case. While Webb was a stickler for details, he opted for less realism here to allow for a wider variety of stories. By comparison, in the 2003 revival, Friday was always assigned to Homicide.
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