History Funny / JAG

26th Aug '15 1:45:47 AM WildGoose
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* When TheWarOnTerror begins two idiots are brought in for dueling. Yes, with sabres. Mac despairs at such an incident during such a serious time and when she tries to understand that pride was at stake (over whose grandfather was right in a Naval engagement) she's told she's not a man. Her almost pitying look and tone make her words priceless.

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* When TheWarOnTerror begins two idiots are brought in for dueling. Yes, with sabres. Mac despairs at such an incident during such a serious time and when she tries to understand that pride was at stake (over whose great-great grandfather was right in a Naval ''Civil War'' naval engagement) she's told she's not a man. Her almost pitying look and tone make her words priceless.
29th Jun '15 7:20:14 AM Beavizz81
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* One episode has Harm [[ItMakesSenseInContext firing a loaded submachine gun into the courtroom ceiling]]. Mac, for her part, goes diving under the table when this happens. When she later claims that Marines don't "duck", Harm asks her what Marines do.

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* One episode has Harm [[ItMakesSenseInContext firing a loaded submachine gun he loads into the courtroom ceiling]]. Mac, for her part, goes diving under the table when this happens. When she later claims that Marines don't "duck", Harm asks her what Marines do.
4th Jun '14 3:54:52 PM AFP
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** Finally, after the Ambassador's convoy is attacked, and her life saved by the vest and the quick actions of her Marines and the JAG lawyers, the first thing she does upon returning to the Embassy is call the State Department to find out what sort of decoration or award an Ambassador gets for getting shot in the line of duty (she is disappointed to learn that she can't get the Purple Heart because she's not in the military).

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** Finally, after the Ambassador's convoy is attacked, and her life saved by the vest and the quick actions of her Marines and the JAG lawyers, the first thing she does upon returning to the Embassy is call the State Department to find out what sort of decoration or award an Ambassador gets for getting shot in the line of duty (she is disappointed to learn that she can't get the Purple Heart because she's not in the military).military).
* "Hemlock" is an otherwise fairly serious episode, but one scene midway through has Harm and Krennick conferring when they're informed that Admiral Chegwidden wants to see them. [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Noting that he's never in this early]], the two officers [[{{Beat}} look at each other]] [[OhCrap for a moment]] before Krennick begins organizing the mess on her desk and Harm produces an electric razor from somewhere to make sure he's clean-shaven.
20th May '14 6:45:22 PM AFP
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** Harm compares their investigation to the film ''Fate is the Hunter'', and when the reference falls flat on Meg, Harm explains it to her. Later on, Meg proudly throws the same comparison out to someone else, who also doesn't get it, and explains it to them while Harm looks on incredulously.
19th May '14 9:25:02 PM AFP
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** The sailors go from smiling frat boys (since she was in just her t-shirt and underwear) to [[OhCrap terrified recruits]] the minute she barks "Snap to!" and proceeds to chew them out in a way that would make any DrillSergeantNasty proud.

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** The sailors go from smiling frat boys (since she was in just her t-shirt and underwear) to [[OhCrap terrified recruits]] the minute she barks "Snap to!" and proceeds to chew them out in a way that would make any DrillSergeantNasty proud.proud.
* "War Cries" takes place at the US Embassy in Peru, where the capital has turned into a powder keg after a Marine sentry shoots and kills a boy at night who he claims opened fire on him first. The [[AssInAmbassador Ambassador]] is a stressed out LadyDrunk who tends to get funnier the longer the episode continues, drinking scotch while on the phone with the State Department [[DirtyCoward trying to get herself out of danger.]] The head of the Marine embassy guard is a very gruff SergeantRock who [[JerkAss rubs pretty much everyone the wrong way]]. As it happens, the SnarkToSnarkCombat between the two is comedy gold in an otherwise very serious episode.
** At one point, the Ambassador asks what sort of retaliation they can expect after the shooting, and the Gunnery Sergeant suggests a bomb, assassination, [{{Beat}}] poisoned drink. The Ambassador (who had just been taking another sip of her scotch, stops, slowly turns towards the Gunny, and ''hisses'' at him.
** Later on, the Ambassador is putting on a BulletproofVest, and asks the obvious question:
-->'''Ambassador Bartlett''': What if someone aims at my head?
-->'''Gunnery Sgt. Granger''': [[CaptainObvious Duck, ma'am.]]
** Finally, after the Ambassador's convoy is attacked, and her life saved by the vest and the quick actions of her Marines and the JAG lawyers, the first thing she does upon returning to the Embassy is call the State Department to find out what sort of decoration or award an Ambassador gets for getting shot in the line of duty (she is disappointed to learn that she can't get the Purple Heart because she's not in the military).
18th May '14 5:45:00 PM AFP
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* In the pilot, Harm, who was [[ChekhovsSkill previously a fighter pilot]] before becoming a lawyer, naturally ends up FallingIntoTheCockpit while going for a ride-along on a combat recon mission and his pilot (Captain Boone) is wounded. He radios back to the ''Seahawk'' to pass on some vital information to Lieutenant Pike, who only now learns that Harm has had to take control of the jet.
-->'''Pike''': You're '''''[[OhCrap flying]]'''''?!?
-->'''Harm''': [[SarcasmMode You really know how to build a guy's confidence, Kate.]]
* The pilot also firmly establishes Bud's [[ThatCameOutWrong chronic case of foot-in-mouth-syndrome]], with his constantly finding exactly the wrong thing to say to [[StrawFeminist Lieutenant Pike]] when it comes to finding her a uniform to wear on the ''Seahawk'', due to her [[BuxomIsBetter spectacular attributes]] on a ship with very few female crewmembers. And to think that Public Affairs is supposed to be Bud's job.
* Again from the pilot, Lt. Arutti nearly falls to her death due to a mis-step on the Seahawk's flight deck at night, but barely grabs onto a ladder and pulls herself to safety. The [[OhCrap look she has]] just after would be hilarious, and the MoodWhiplash of her [[ShootTheShaggyDog immediately being thrown overboard afterwards]] can be funny in a [[BlackComedy very bleak sort of way]], particularly due to the show's close relationship with {{Narm}} and [[SpecialEffectFailure hokey special effects.]]
16th May '14 5:14:14 AM AFP
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** This was before Meg dropped the bombshell on Harm, letting him know that he was just flirting with the Thai Ambassador's wife.
16th May '14 4:42:35 AM AFP
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* From "Deja Vu", Meg lampshades the sexual tension between Harm and a woman he met at an embassy dinner:
--> '''Harm''': We were just talking.
--> '''Meg''': Harm, you and I are just talking. You and she were tangoing across the dance floor half-naked, one foot in the nearest bedroom.
** Later on, they need to get some information from a civilian detective who is stonewalling them in their investigation [[JurisdictionFriction because its in his jurisdiction and not theirs.]] Meg is on the phone while putting on a red dress explaining to Harm how she is going to try to persuade the cop to help them. [[GenreSavvy Harm guesses]] that this will involve [[DistractedByTheSexy wearing a dress.]] She [[BlatantLies denies this]], and goes on to tell Harm how she is going to be so subtle the detective will never know what's happening. Harm, undeterred, asks her if the dress is red.
*** To add insult to injury, the detective sees right through her plan.



--> '''[=McKee=]''': [[SemperFi Marines.]] You know, they're the only species on the planet that will [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence develop a crush on you]] [[BelligerentSexualTension if you punch them out?]]

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--> '''[=McKee=]''': [[SemperFi Marines.]] You know, they're the only species on the planet that will [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence develop a crush on you]] [[BelligerentSexualTension [[LoveAtFirstPunch if you punch them out?]]
16th May '14 4:31:16 AM AFP
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--> '''[=McKee=]''': [[SemperFi Marines.]] You know, they're the only species on the planet that will [[InLoveWithYourViolence develop a crush on you]] [[BelligerentSexualTension if you punch them out?]]

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--> '''[=McKee=]''': [[SemperFi Marines.]] You know, they're the only species on the planet that will [[InLoveWithYourViolence [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence develop a crush on you]] [[BelligerentSexualTension if you punch them out?]]
16th May '14 4:29:33 AM AFP
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** The same episode has [=McKee=] get into an argument with a Marine officer in a bar that leads up to her punching him, more than once. Harm intervenes, and gets slugged by the Marine for his trouble. The next night, [=McKee=] is at the same bar with Meg Austin, and runs into the same Marine as before. The Marine then politely apologizes for his behavior the night before and invites her to have a drink with him, which [=McKee=] declines.
--> '''[=McKee=]''': [[SemperFi Marines.]] You know, they're the only species on the planet that will [[InLoveWithYourViolence develop a crush on you]] [[BelligerentSexualTension if you punch them out?]]
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