History Headscratchers / RemingtonSteele

24th Sep '15 8:06:39 AM JoieDeCombat
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** The premise was even more ridiculous in the first season because the agency ''had'' a male private detective, Murphy. He even impersonates Steele in one of the episodes. It would make a lot more sense if she said it was about the money, because surely the name "Remington Steele Detective Agency" attracts more classy, high-profile, high-paying clients than the more down-to-earth "Murphy Michaels Detective Agency" might.
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** The premise was even more ridiculous in the first season because the agency ''had'' a male private detective, Murphy. He even impersonates Steele in one of the episodes. It would make a lot more sense if she said it was about the money, because surely the name "Remington Steele Detective Agency" attracts more classy, high-profile, high-paying clients than the more down-to-earth "Murphy Michaels Detective Agency" might.might. ** In 1997, Joanne Rowling had to market her first book under her initials instead of her full name because her publisher didn't think boys would buy ''Harry Potter'' if they knew it was written by a woman. It's not remotely unrealistic for a female detective in the 1980s to have trouble getting people to hire her unless they think she's working for an agency run by a man.
27th Oct '13 2:03:17 AM TJanssen411
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** It was always My understanding that Murphy had occasionally played Mr Steele on the phone or as the back of his head in their pre-series adventures... but until the Pilot no one, including Laura had ever thought to create anything more about 'him' than what they needed in any given moment. and surely had anyone ever Bothered to ask "Does the Emperor have no clothes?" the entire masquerade would have collapsed like a house of cards look how close the 'fit came to the shan' when Tax and Immigration issues cropped up in later seasons
21st Oct '12 11:14:17 AM okonheim
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* Why doesn't Laura Holt reveal to her own mother that she runs the agency rather than Remmington Steele in Season 1 Ep. 5? Especially, since the mother's judgemental and she has a need to impress her.

** Because...where would Pierce Brosnan fit into the show,then?
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** Because...where would Pierce Brosnan fit into the show,then?

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** Because...where would Pierce Brosnan fit into the show,then?*** Agreed, call it [anachronism stew]
29th Jun '11 5:46:08 PM AmyJade
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** Yes. The show should have been a period piece set in the 1950s or even earlier. Well, had the show been set in the 1960s it would have still been a decent match, but even in the 70s it wouldn't have really fit the times. And even aside from the "no one would hire a woman private investigator" theme, the show had a noir-ish quality that practically screamed "30s, 40s, or 50s" anyway.
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** Yes. The show should have been a period piece set in the 1950s or even earlier. Well, had the show been set in the 1960s it would have still been a decent match, but even in the 70s it wouldn't have really fit the times. And even aside from the "no one would hire a woman private investigator" theme, the show had a noir-ish quality that practically screamed "30s, 40s, or 50s" anyway.anyway. ** The premise was even more ridiculous in the first season because the agency ''had'' a male private detective, Murphy. He even impersonates Steele in one of the episodes. It would make a lot more sense if she said it was about the money, because surely the name "Remington Steele Detective Agency" attracts more classy, high-profile, high-paying clients than the more down-to-earth "Murphy Michaels Detective Agency" might.
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