History LastNameBasis / LiveActionTV

4th May '16 6:14:47 AM Briguy52748
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* Most of the Sweathogs in ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter'' go by their last name.

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Most of the Sweathogs in ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter'' go by their last name.name.
** The expectation that all students refer to their teachers by a courtesy title and their last name is addressed briefly (and effectively) in the Season 2 episode "Sweathog, Nebraska Style," when Gabe's teenaged sister-in-law, Jenny, who is temporarily staying with him and Julie, temporarily joins the Sweathogs. Jenny is being obnoxious and, as he tries to call the class to attention, she calls him by his first name, prompting him to immediately call her on it ("In class, I am Mr. Kotter").
3rd May '16 1:56:15 PM Briguy52748
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* ''TheBradyBunch'': Alice refers to Mike and Carol as "Mr. and Mrs. Brady" throughout the entire run, even though she is virtually family.
18th Mar '16 8:31:33 PM Hossmeister
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15th Mar '16 6:37:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TJHooker'', everybody calls him 'Hooker'. Even his ex-wife. His given name, Thomas, was only mentioned once in the entire run of the series, and never again after that.

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* In ''TJHooker'', ''Series/TJHooker'', everybody calls him 'Hooker'. Even his ex-wife. His given name, Thomas, was only mentioned once in the entire run of the series, and never again after that.



* On ''TheInspectorLynleyMysteries'', the titular Inspector Lynley calls his partner Sergeant Havers one of two things: "Sergeant" or "Havers." He does call her "[[FirstNameBasis Barbara]]" when she visits his family in Cornwall, but when they get tangled up in a mystery - [[BusmansHoliday as they inevitably do]] - and they're back on duty, well, to quote Barbara, "It's bye-bye 'Barbara' and hello 'Havers'!" He also calls her Barbara [[YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious during particularly intense or emotional moments]], beginning in their second episode together ("Well Schooled in Murder") when her father dies and continuing in this vein through the next several series. By the sixth series, however, after [[spoiler:he leaned on her after his wife's death]], [[FirstNameBasis he calls her 'Barbara' almost exclusively]], reverting to 'Havers' only when he is cross with her; this signals a fundamental shift in their relationship. In contrast to her partner, Barbara never calls him ''anything'' other than 'sir', as he's her superior officer (and a Lord to boot, while she is working-class). Still, the ''way'' she says it evolves, from stiffly formal to fond and often teasing.
* Handled interestingly on ''[[Series/GilligansIsland Gilligan's Island]]''. The Howells are always refered to by the other regular characters as "Mr. Howell" and "Mrs. Howell", but are on a first-name basis with each other (though "Lovey" is a pet name, not her actual given name, which is Eunice). Ginger Grant is mostly called "Ginger", but is sometimes called "Miss Grant", especially by Mr. Howell. Mary Ann, though, is almost always just called "Mary Ann" to the extent that many fans wouldn't know the character's last name (it's Summers). The Professor and the Skipper have names, but even fewer fans know them, as they're always just referred to by their titles (their names are Roy Hinkley and Jonas Grumby, respectively). Gilligan himself is the really odd case, as he is never called any other name. It's not even known if that's his given name or his surname.

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* On ''TheInspectorLynleyMysteries'', ''Series/TheInspectorLynleyMysteries'', the titular Inspector Lynley calls his partner Sergeant Havers one of two things: "Sergeant" or "Havers." He does call her "[[FirstNameBasis Barbara]]" when she visits his family in Cornwall, but when they get tangled up in a mystery - [[BusmansHoliday as they inevitably do]] - and they're back on duty, well, to quote Barbara, "It's bye-bye 'Barbara' and hello 'Havers'!" He also calls her Barbara [[YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious during particularly intense or emotional moments]], beginning in their second episode together ("Well Schooled in Murder") when her father dies and continuing in this vein through the next several series. By the sixth series, however, after [[spoiler:he leaned on her after his wife's death]], [[FirstNameBasis he calls her 'Barbara' almost exclusively]], reverting to 'Havers' only when he is cross with her; this signals a fundamental shift in their relationship. In contrast to her partner, Barbara never calls him ''anything'' other than 'sir', as he's her superior officer (and a Lord to boot, while she is working-class). Still, the ''way'' she says it evolves, from stiffly formal to fond and often teasing.
* Handled interestingly on ''[[Series/GilligansIsland Gilligan's Island]]''.''Series/GilligansIsland''. The Howells are always refered to by the other regular characters as "Mr. Howell" and "Mrs. Howell", but are on a first-name basis with each other (though "Lovey" is a pet name, not her actual given name, which is Eunice). Ginger Grant is mostly called "Ginger", but is sometimes called "Miss Grant", especially by Mr. Howell. Mary Ann, though, is almost always just called "Mary Ann" to the extent that many fans wouldn't know the character's last name (it's Summers). The Professor and the Skipper have names, but even fewer fans know them, as they're always just referred to by their titles (their names are Roy Hinkley and Jonas Grumby, respectively). Gilligan himself is the really odd case, as he is never called any other name. It's not even known if that's his given name or his surname.



* On ''BoyMeetsWorld'', Mr. Feeny referred to all of his students by their formal title and last name ("Mr. Matthews", "Mr. Hunter", "Ms. Lawrence"), though occasionally he would use their first name instead (particularly Eric, who for much of the show's run was no longer a student of his - and presumably to avoid the problem of having two "Mr. Matthews"es). (Stuart) Minkus was the only character whom ''everyone'' addressed on a LastNameBasis, except for Topanga.

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* On ''BoyMeetsWorld'', ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', Mr. Feeny referred to all of his students by their formal title and last name ("Mr. Matthews", "Mr. Hunter", "Ms. Lawrence"), though occasionally he would use their first name instead (particularly Eric, who for much of the show's run was no longer a student of his - and presumably to avoid the problem of having two "Mr. Matthews"es). (Stuart) Minkus was the only character whom ''everyone'' addressed on a LastNameBasis, except for Topanga.



* ''{{Roswell}}'' Sheriff Valenti, often even after he wasn't sheriff anymore, he was still Valenti. (Mostly because he was an adult character in a cast largely composed of teenagers; Maria's mother, his sometime-love interest, called him "Jim".)

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* ''{{Roswell}}'' ''Series/{{Roswell}}'' Sheriff Valenti, often even after he wasn't sheriff anymore, he was still Valenti. (Mostly because he was an adult character in a cast largely composed of teenagers; Maria's mother, his sometime-love interest, called him "Jim".)



* On ''DawsonsCreek'', Pacey usually calls his girlfriends by their last names. Namely (Andie) [=McPhee=] and (Joey) Potter.

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* On ''DawsonsCreek'', ''Series/DawsonsCreek'', Pacey usually calls his girlfriends by their last names. Namely (Andie) [=McPhee=] and (Joey) Potter.



* ''FallingSkies'' has John Pope, whom everyone refers to as simply "Pope." Pope himself refers to Tom Mason by his last name, at least when he's in a (relatively) friendly mood.

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* ''FallingSkies'' ''Series/FallingSkies'' has John Pope, whom everyone refers to as simply "Pope." Pope himself refers to Tom Mason by his last name, at least when he's in a (relatively) friendly mood.



* ''GhostHunters''' Dave Tango is often referred to as "Tango".

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* ''GhostHunters''' ''Series/GhostHunters''' Dave Tango is often referred to as "Tango".



* Most of the Sweathogs in ''WelcomeBackKotter'' go by their last name.

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* Most of the Sweathogs in ''WelcomeBackKotter'' ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter'' go by their last name.
17th Jan '16 10:31:56 AM nombretomado
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* The FiveManBand on ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' are Cragen, Benson and Stabler, Munch, Fin, and Lake. Only Fin is usually referred to by his first name, and that's just because it's easier to pronounce than Tutuola; Fin is in fact a nickname for his given name, "Odafin".

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* The FiveManBand on ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' are Cragen, Benson and Stabler, Munch, Fin, and Lake. Only Fin is usually referred to by his first name, and that's just because it's easier to pronounce than Tutuola; Fin is in fact a nickname for his given name, "Odafin".
30th Dec '15 11:58:57 AM Tyrathius
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** In later seasons this gets mixed up a bit. Bobbi Morse, Daisy Johnson, and Lincoln Campbell are almost exclusively called by their first names. After their RelationshipUpgrade, Fitz starts calling Simmons Jemma, but she keeps calling him Fitz. Coulson, Ward, Hunter, Fitz, May, and Simmons (other than with Fitz) still go by their last names. Mack Mackenzie uses a nickname, but one based on his last name.
23rd Nov '15 9:24:42 AM tropower
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* ''Series/MagnumPI'' has the title character, (Thomas) Magnum.
24th Oct '15 5:56:10 PM nombretomado
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* PrisonBreak: Varies depending on the character and their relationship. For example, Mahone calls Michael Scofield in season two when he's chasing him, varies it in season three (when they're uneasy allies), and Michael in season four when they become friendly.
* ''{{Primeval}}'': Very few people call Nick Cutter, James Lester, and Capt.Tom Ryan by their first name, and Capt.Becker's name isn't even ''mentioned'' in the series. {{Word of God}} says it's Hilary. No wonder he never mentioned it.

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* PrisonBreak: ''Series/PrisonBreak'': Varies depending on the character and their relationship. For example, Mahone calls Michael Scofield in season two when he's chasing him, varies it in season three (when they're uneasy allies), and Michael in season four when they become friendly.
* ''{{Primeval}}'': ''Series/{{Primeval}}'': Very few people call Nick Cutter, James Lester, and Capt.Tom Ryan by their first name, and Capt.Becker's name isn't even ''mentioned'' in the series. {{Word of God}} says it's Hilary. No wonder he never mentioned it.
4th Oct '15 7:48:22 PM nombretomado
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* Mitchell of ''BeingHuman'' takes until season two to let on to the viewer that this is actually his surname (his given name is John). Justified, as being a century-old vampire he's of a generation where last name basis would have been prevalent.

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* Mitchell of ''BeingHuman'' ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'' takes until season two to let on to the viewer that this is actually his surname (his given name is John). Justified, as being a century-old vampire he's of a generation where last name basis would have been prevalent.
2nd Oct '15 9:59:02 AM lihtox
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*** Captain Janeway is an exception; she is usually just "Captain" or "Captain Janeway", rarely Kathryn.
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