History LastNameBasis / LiveActionTV

6th Jan '18 6:24:14 PM nombretomado
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* Friedman in ''JoanOfArcadia''. His first name is never revealed.

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* Friedman in ''JoanOfArcadia''.''Series/JoanOfArcadia''. His first name is never revealed.
30th Dec '17 10:16:56 AM thatother1dude
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* On ''Series/That70sShow'', everybody (except Jackie, Kitty and Red... though when he gets a job for the latter saying Hyde, Red get's him a work suit that says "Hyde") everybody calls Steven Hyde "Hyde", and everybody calls Michael Kelso Kelso to everyone (except Jackie and Kitty) calls him Michael Kelso "Michael".
** Also, Hyde almost always refers to Eric as "Foreman," even to Red and Kitty an Eric sometimes. The other characters alternate between his first and last names.

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* On ''Series/That70sShow'', everybody (except Jackie, Kitty and Red... though when he gets a job for the latter saying Hyde, Red get's him a work suit that says "Hyde") everybody calls ''Series/That70sShow'':
** Most people call
Steven Hyde "Hyde", by his last name, except Kitty, Red, and everybody calls (once they started dating) Jackie.
** Kitty and Jackie are also the only ones who call
Michael Kelso Kelso to everyone (except Jackie and Kitty) calls him Michael Kelso "Michael".
by his first name.
** Also, Hyde almost always refers to Eric as "Foreman," sometimes even when talking to Red and Kitty an Eric sometimes.his parents. The other characters alternate between his first and last names.
30th Nov '17 2:51:13 PM CrypticMirror
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* ''[[Series/{{Quincy}} Quincy, ME]]'' goes even farther by never giving the titular character a first name beyond an initial. Jack Klugman always answers that Quincy's first name was, in fact, "Doctor". Even his ''girlfriends''[[spoiler: and wife in the final few episodes]] called him Quincy.

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* ''[[Series/{{Quincy}} Quincy, ME]]'' ''Series/QuincyME'' goes even farther by never giving the titular character a first name beyond an initial. Jack Klugman always answers that Quincy's first name was, in fact, "Doctor". Even his ''girlfriends''[[spoiler: and wife in the final few episodes]] called him Quincy.
27th Nov '17 10:50:39 AM RoseAndHeather
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** ADA Rafael Barba, despite being very well-liked by the SVU squad, is called either "Counselor" or "Barba" by everyone. Only one squad member, Olivia Benson, has ever called him "Rafael", and that only once. In turn, he usually calls (Sonny) Carisi and (Amanda) Rollins by their last names, uses 'Fin' for Odafin Tutuola, and addresses Olivia either by her first name or, as their friendship develops, "Liv".

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** ADA Rafael Barba, despite being very well-liked by the SVU squad, is called either "Counselor" or "Barba" by virtually everyone. Only one squad member, Olivia Benson, has ever called him "Rafael", and she only started doing that only once.regularly in season 19, five years after his initial debut. In turn, he usually calls (Sonny) Carisi and (Amanda) Rollins by their last names, uses 'Fin' for Odafin Tutuola, and addresses Olivia either by her first name or, as their friendship develops, "Liv".
17th Nov '17 11:39:39 AM DanDruff
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* On ''Series/That70sShow'', everybody (except Jackie, Kitty and Red... though when he gets a job for the latter saying Hyde, Red get's him a work suit that says "Hyde")everybody calls Steven Hyde "Hyde", and everybody calls Michael Kelso Kelso to everyone(except Jackie and Kitty) calls him Michael Kelso "Michael".

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* On ''Series/That70sShow'', everybody (except Jackie, Kitty and Red... though when he gets a job for the latter saying Hyde, Red get's him a work suit that says "Hyde")everybody "Hyde") everybody calls Steven Hyde "Hyde", and everybody calls Michael Kelso Kelso to everyone(except everyone (except Jackie and Kitty) calls him Michael Kelso "Michael".
8th Oct '17 1:01:53 PM nombretomado
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* On ''TheHoneymooners'' Ralph and his other friends call Ed Norton "Norton" all to everyone even his wife calls him Ed or Norton mostly Norton.

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* On ''TheHoneymooners'' ''Series/TheHoneymooners'' Ralph and his other friends call Ed Norton "Norton" all to everyone even his wife calls him Ed or Norton mostly Norton.
10th Sep '17 9:45:40 AM nombretomado
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** His new girlfriend (played by FeliciaDay) refers to him as "Douglas" as well.

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** His new girlfriend (played by FeliciaDay) Creator/FeliciaDay) refers to him as "Douglas" as well.
8th Jul '17 11:21:07 AM HeroGal2347
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* Everyone in ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'' called Sully by his surname sully. This was probably partly because he [[{{EmbarrassingFirstName}} was embarrassed by his name Byron.]] (It was Byron.)

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* Everyone in ''Series/DrQuinnMedicineWoman'' called Sully by his surname sully. This was probably partly because he [[{{EmbarrassingFirstName}} was embarrassed by his name name, Byron.]] (It was Byron.)



* In [[Series/{{Batman}} the 1966 Batman series]], Chief O'Hara's little known first name is Miles.

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* In [[Series/{{Batman}} the 1966 Batman series]], Chief O'Hara's little known first name is Miles.Miles.
* ''Series/{{Voyagers}}'': Jeffrey always refers to Bogg by his surname, never as Phineas or anything else, which gets pretty odd during highly emotional moments.
13th Jun '17 10:20:20 PM foomushroom
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** Averted by the pathologist in seasons 1 and 2, who is always "[[FirstNameBasis Max]]" to the extent his last name was completely unknown until he showed up as a character on the prequel series ''Series/Endeavour''. Played straight with Dr. ([[EmbarrassingFirstName Grayling]]) Russell and Dr. (Laura) Hobson.
** Both Lewis and Morse nearly always refer to other cops and suspects by their surnames (Morse is exclusively "Sir" for Lewis). Superiors (like Chief Superintendent Strange, whose first name "James" is only revealed in ''Series/Endeavour'') are usually referred to by rank or as "Sir" in their presence, although even they generally get the surname treatment when Lewis or Morse is talking about them in third person.
** In ''Series/Lewis'' the titular character and Sergeant Hathaway share a similar dynamic, although Lewis uses "James" for his sergeant substantially more frequently than Morse did for him. The Chief Super is almost always called "Innocent." However, Lewis graduates to referring to Dr. Hobson as "Laura," foreshadowing their [[RelationshipUpgrade]] later in the series.

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** Averted by the pathologist in seasons 1 and 2, who is always "[[FirstNameBasis Max]]" to the extent his last name was completely unknown until he showed up as a character on the prequel series ''Series/Endeavour''.''Series/{{Endeavour}}''. Played straight with Dr. ([[EmbarrassingFirstName Grayling]]) Russell and Dr. (Laura) Hobson.
** Both Lewis and Morse nearly always refer to other cops and suspects by their surnames (Morse is exclusively "Sir" for Lewis). Superiors (like Chief Superintendent Strange, whose first name "James" is only revealed in ''Series/Endeavour'') ''Series/{{Endeavour}}'') are usually referred to by rank or as "Sir" in their presence, although even they generally get the surname treatment when Lewis or Morse is talking about them in third person.
** In ''Series/Lewis'' ''Series/{{Lewis}}'' the titular character and Sergeant Hathaway share a similar dynamic, although Lewis uses "James" for his sergeant substantially more frequently than Morse did for him. The Chief Super is almost always called "Innocent." However, Lewis graduates to referring to Dr. Hobson as "Laura," foreshadowing their [[RelationshipUpgrade]] RelationshipUpgrade later in the series.
13th Jun '17 10:17:44 PM foomushroom
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* Famously, ''Series/InspectorMorse'''s full name [[spoiler:Endeavour]] wasn't revealed until 1997.

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* Famously, ''Series/InspectorMorse'''s [[EmbarrassingFirstName full name name]] [[spoiler:Endeavour]] wasn't revealed until 1997.1997.
** Morse almost exclusively refers to his sergeant as "Lewis." The number of times Morse refers to Lewis as "Robbie" can be counted on one hand.
** Averted by the pathologist in seasons 1 and 2, who is always "[[FirstNameBasis Max]]" to the extent his last name was completely unknown until he showed up as a character on the prequel series ''Series/Endeavour''. Played straight with Dr. ([[EmbarrassingFirstName Grayling]]) Russell and Dr. (Laura) Hobson.
** Both Lewis and Morse nearly always refer to other cops and suspects by their surnames (Morse is exclusively "Sir" for Lewis). Superiors (like Chief Superintendent Strange, whose first name "James" is only revealed in ''Series/Endeavour'') are usually referred to by rank or as "Sir" in their presence, although even they generally get the surname treatment when Lewis or Morse is talking about them in third person.
** In ''Series/Lewis'' the titular character and Sergeant Hathaway share a similar dynamic, although Lewis uses "James" for his sergeant substantially more frequently than Morse did for him. The Chief Super is almost always called "Innocent." However, Lewis graduates to referring to Dr. Hobson as "Laura," foreshadowing their [[RelationshipUpgrade]] later in the series.
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