History Literature / TheHardyBoys

4th Nov '17 3:23:59 AM Mdumas43073
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The Hardy Boys have also appeared on TV many times:

* [[Series/TheMickeyMouseClub The Mystery of The Applegate Treasure & The Mystery of the Ghost Farm]], two serials running on the original ''[[Series/TheMickeyMouseClub Mickey Mouse Club]]'' in 1956 & 1957.
* TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries on Creator/{{ABC}} in TheSeventies, which they shared with Nancy Drew, starring Shaun Cassidy & Parker Stevenson. Arguably the most famous of the TV incarnations.
* ''The Hardy Boys'', produced by Creator/{{Nelvana}} in the TheNineties (one of their rare live-action projects), starring Colin Grey and Paul Popowich.
* WesternAnimation/TheHardyBoys, a 1969-1971 SaturdayMorningCartoon series that featured the Hardys as working undercover in their own rock band, with accompanying bubblegum pop albums and a group of live actors touring. It was notable for being the first cartoon to have an African American character.
* ''The Mystery of the Chinese Junk'', a 1967 Creator/{{CBS}} pilot that starred Tim Matheson & Rick Gates.


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The Hardy Boys have also appeared on TV many times:

times, including:

* [[Series/TheMickeyMouseClub The "The Mystery of The the Applegate Treasure & The Treasure" and "The Mystery of the Ghost Farm]], Farm", two serials running on the original ''[[Series/TheMickeyMouseClub Mickey Mouse Club]]'' in 1956 & and 1957.
* TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries ''TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'' on Creator/{{ABC}} in TheSeventies, which they shared with Nancy Drew, starring Parker Stevenson as Frank and Shaun Cassidy & Parker Stevenson.as Joe. Arguably the most famous of the TV incarnations.
* ''The Hardy Boys'', produced by Creator/{{Nelvana}} in the TheNineties (one of their rare live-action projects), starring Colin Grey as Frank and Paul Popowich.
Popowich as Joe.
* WesternAnimation/TheHardyBoys, ''WesternAnimation/TheHardyBoys'', a 1969-1971 SaturdayMorningCartoon series that featured the Hardys as working undercover in their own rock band, with accompanying bubblegum pop albums and a group of live actors touring. It was notable for being the first cartoon series to have an African American African-American character.
* ''The Mystery of the Chinese Junk'', a 1967 Creator/{{CBS}} pilot that starred Tim Matheson & and Rick Gates.

4th Nov '17 3:19:13 AM Mdumas43073
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In the late 1950s until the early '70s, the first 38 books were revised and rewritten to update the stories (terms like "chum", "roadster", etc.), remove politically incorrect terms and stereotypes ("Negro", "swarthy foreigner", "Chinaman", "colored", etc.), as well as shortening the books from 25 chapters to 20 chapters. Newer books were also made, with the "original" series coming to an end in 1979 with #58. The original editions can be recognized by having dust jackets and plain brown (and later, tan "tweed") covers; the revised versions, beginning in 1961, have the cover picture printed directly on the book to better withstand being used and abused by kids.

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In the late 1950s until the early '70s, the first 38 books were revised and rewritten to update the stories (terms like "chum", stories, eliminating outdated terminology ("chum", "roadster", etc.), remove removing politically incorrect terms and stereotypes ("Negro", "swarthy foreigner", "Chinaman", "colored", etc.), as well as and shortening the books from 25 chapters to 20 chapters. Newer books were also made, with the "original" series coming to an end in 1979 with #58. The original editions can be recognized by having dust jackets and plain brown (and later, tan "tweed") covers; the revised versions, beginning in 1961, have the cover picture printed directly on the book to better withstand being used and abused by kids.
4th Nov '17 3:16:17 AM Mdumas43073
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A LongRunningBookSeries of mysteries for kids and teens, published under the [[PenName pseudonym]] Franklin W. Dixon. They follow the adventures of Frank and Joe Hardy, a [[SiblingTeam pair of brother detectives]]. Frank is the logical, calm one, and Joe is the more impulsive, instinctual one. The series (alongside their DistaffCounterpart and frequent {{crossover}} partner Literature/NancyDrew) invented or popularized most of the KidDetective tropes.

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A LongRunningBookSeries of mysteries for kids and teens, published under the [[PenName pseudonym]] of Franklin W. Dixon. They follow the adventures of Frank and Joe Hardy, a [[SiblingTeam pair of brother detectives]]. Frank is the logical, calm one, and Joe is the more impulsive, instinctual one. The series (alongside their DistaffCounterpart and frequent {{crossover}} partner Literature/NancyDrew) invented or popularized most of the KidDetective tropes.
4th Nov '17 3:15:29 AM Mdumas43073
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A LongRunningBookSeries for kids and teens, published under the [[PenName pseudonym]] Franklin W. Dixon. They follow the adventures of Frank and Joe Hardy, a [[SiblingTeam pair of brother detectives]]. Frank is the logical, calm one, and Joe is the more impulsive, instinctual one. The series (alongside their DistaffCounterpart and frequent {{crossover}} partner Literature/NancyDrew) invented or popularized most of the KidDetective tropes.

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A LongRunningBookSeries of mysteries for kids and teens, published under the [[PenName pseudonym]] Franklin W. Dixon. They follow the adventures of Frank and Joe Hardy, a [[SiblingTeam pair of brother detectives]]. Frank is the logical, calm one, and Joe is the more impulsive, instinctual one. The series (alongside their DistaffCounterpart and frequent {{crossover}} partner Literature/NancyDrew) invented or popularized most of the KidDetective tropes.
4th Nov '17 3:14:05 AM Mdumas43073
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A LongRunningBookSeries for kids and teens, created by the legendary Creator/StratemeyerSyndicate in 1927 under the [[PenName pseudonym]] Franklin W. Dixon. They follow the adventures of Frank and Joe Hardy, a [[SiblingTeam pair of brother detectives]]. Frank is the logical, calm one, and Joe is the more impulsive, instinctual one. The series (alongside their DistaffCounterpart and frequent {{crossover}} partner Literature/NancyDrew) invented or popularized most of the KidDetective tropes.

Originally created by the Creator/StratemeyerSyndicate, a prolific group of ghostwriters under the direction of Edward Stratemeyer (and his daughters, who took over when Edward died in 1930) that put out many successful children's books. Canadian writer Leslie [=McFarlane=] was the original writer of the first 16 books, writing them only to pay his bills and feed his family (getting ~$100 US for each book, with no royalties, which wasn't all that bad at the time; a large number of the original Stratemeyer ghostwriters were journalists, and using journalist salaries as comparison, $100 per book was roughly six weeks' salary for four weeks' work), and dreaded having to write the books (referring to the books in his diary as "the damn juveniles"), and by the mid-30s other writers began to write the books as well (such as John Button, whose books are infamous for their use of sci-fi elements, inconsistencies, and strange plots), leaving [=McFarlane=] free to forget about the books and write his own stories.

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A LongRunningBookSeries for kids and teens, created by the legendary Creator/StratemeyerSyndicate in 1927 published under the [[PenName pseudonym]] Franklin W. Dixon. They follow the adventures of Frank and Joe Hardy, a [[SiblingTeam pair of brother detectives]]. Frank is the logical, calm one, and Joe is the more impulsive, instinctual one. The series (alongside their DistaffCounterpart and frequent {{crossover}} partner Literature/NancyDrew) invented or popularized most of the KidDetective tropes.

Originally The series was created in 1927 by the Creator/StratemeyerSyndicate, a prolific group of ghostwriters under the direction of Edward Stratemeyer (and his daughters, who took over when Edward died in 1930) that put out many successful children's books. Canadian writer Leslie [=McFarlane=] was the original writer of the first 16 books, writing them only to pay his bills and feed his family (getting ~$100 US for each book, with no royalties, which wasn't all that bad at the time; a large number of the original Stratemeyer ghostwriters were journalists, and using journalist salaries as comparison, $100 per book was roughly six weeks' salary for four weeks' work), and dreaded having to write the books (referring to the books in his diary as "the damn juveniles"), and by the mid-30s other writers began to write the books as well (such as John Button, whose books are infamous for their use of sci-fi elements, inconsistencies, and strange plots), leaving [=McFarlane=] free to forget about the books and write his own stories.
4th Nov '17 3:11:11 AM Mdumas43073
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4th Nov '17 3:10:52 AM Mdumas43073
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->'''Homer:''' ''"These Hardy Boys books are great too! This one's about smugglers."''
->'''Bart:''' ''"They're all about smugglers."''

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->'''Homer:''' ''"These These Hardy Boys books are great too! This one's about smugglers."''
smugglers.
->'''Bart:''' ''"They're all They're ''all'' about smugglers."''
10th Oct '17 12:04:44 AM Doryna
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* In the "Undercover Brothers" novel ''Blown Away'', the person behind the attempted bombing of the Billington Resort is a member of the terrorist group Ecology First, which resorts to extreme methods in order to preserve the environment.

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* EcoTerrorist: In the "Undercover Brothers" novel ''Blown Away'', the person behind the attempted bombing of the Billington Resort is a member of the terrorist group Ecology First, which resorts to extreme methods in order to preserve the environment.



* SwitchingPOV: Since there are ''two'' main characters, Frank and Joe, this is bound to happen. It's especially prominent when the boys are separated, at which point the narrative will usually jump back and forth between them to show what each party is up to until they inevitably meet back up. Occasionally averted when one of them gets kidnapped, though; he will sometimes drop out from the narrative altogether for quite a while, until his brother manages to find him.

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* SwitchingPOV: SwitchingPOV:
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Since there are ''two'' main characters, Frank and Joe, this is bound to happen. It's especially prominent when the boys are separated, at which point the narrative will usually jump back and forth between them to show what each party is up to until they inevitably meet back up. Occasionally averted when one of them gets kidnapped, though; he will sometimes drop out from the narrative altogether for quite a while, until his brother manages to find him.



* TapOnTheHead: Frank & Joe have been knocked out by getting hit in the head so often that, in real life, the two should be vegetables in permanent coma in the hospital.

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* TapOnTheHead: TapOnTheHead:
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Frank & Joe have been knocked out by getting hit in the head so often that, in real life, the two should be vegetables in permanent coma in the hospital.



* TeenGenius: Frank

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* TeenGenius: FrankFrank, who has a disturbingly deep knowledge of things like investigative technique, criminal profiling, and computer hacking for an eighteen-year old.



* VagueAge: not to the Hardys themselves, but rather to their friends. While numbers have never been explicitly stated, there are still conflicting accounts on what each character's age in relation to Frank and Joe's. (for example, in "Mystery of the Chinese Junk" only Frank and Tony are of legal age to take a boating license, yet in the SpinOffBabies Clues Brothers, Tony's in the same grade as ''Joe''.)

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* VagueAge: not to Not the Hardys themselves, but rather in relation to their friends. While numbers have never been explicitly stated, there are still conflicting accounts on what each character's age in relation to Frank and Joe's. (for example, in "Mystery of the Chinese Junk" only Frank and Tony are of legal age to take a boating license, yet in the SpinOffBabies Clues Brothers, Tony's in the same grade as ''Joe''.)
9th Oct '17 11:52:03 PM Doryna
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* BornDetective

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* BornDetectiveBornDetective: Since Fenton Hardy was a private investigator, it would seem Frank and Joe were doomed to be as well.
22nd Aug '17 8:07:59 AM GrammarNavi
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* ''The Hardy Boys'', produced by {{Nelvana}} in the TheNineties (one of their rare live-action projects), starring Colin Grey and Paul Popowich.

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* ''The Hardy Boys'', produced by {{Nelvana}} Creator/{{Nelvana}} in the TheNineties (one of their rare live-action projects), starring Colin Grey and Paul Popowich.
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