History Literature / TheHardyBoys

9th Jun '15 6:54:26 PM GottaHaveFaith
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** They've backsassed the bad guys so many times that you have to wonder how they didn't get shot in the face long ago by the bad guys.

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** They've backsassed the bad guys so many times that you have to wonder how they didn't get themselves shot in the face long ago by the bad guys.ago.
9th Jun '15 6:53:45 PM GottaHaveFaith
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* TheCaseOf: The series used this a few times, with titles like ''The Case of the Counterfeit Criminals'' and ''The Case of the Psychic's Vision''.

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* TheCaseOf: The series used this a few times, with titles like ''The Case of the Counterfeit Criminals'' and ''The Case of the Psychic's Vision''. Vision''.
* CasualDangerDialogue / DangerDeadpan: Both brothers are very prone to this, due to their [[DeadpanSnarker snarky personalities]] and NervesOfSteel.



* DeadpanSnarker: Both of them, very much so, but Joe in particular. They've been addressed and referred to as "wise guys" on more than one occasion, by friends, foes, and everyone in between. This is more prominent in ''Casefiles'',''Undercover Brothers'', and ''Adventures'', though.
** They've backsassed the bad guys so many times that you have to wonder how they didn't get shot in the face long ago by the bad guys.



* [[MysteryMagnet Mystery Magnets]]



* PutOnABus: The majority of the Hardy's circle of friends have slowly faded away as time has gone by. Chet is still a regular; Biff Hooper, Tony Prito, and Phil Cohen make rare appearances; but Jerry Gilroy and Perry "Slim" seem to have completely disappeared.

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* PutOnABus: The majority of the Hardy's circle of friends have slowly faded away as time has gone by. Chet is still a regular; Biff Hooper, Tony Prito, and Phil Cohen make rare appearances; but Jerry Gilroy and Perry "Slim" Robinson seem to have completely disappeared.


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* SnarkToSnarkCombat: Occurs ''very'' often between the two brothers in ''Undercover Brothers'', and also a lot in ''Casefiles'' and ''Adventures''.
14th May '15 3:26:06 AM SeptimusHeap
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A LongRunningBookSeries, beginning in 1927, for kids and teens created by the legendary StratemeyerSyndicate 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 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, beginning in 1927, for kids and teens created by the legendary StratemeyerSyndicate Creator/StratemeyerSyndicate 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 StratemeyerSyndicate, 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.
28th Apr '15 5:12:57 AM eviltwin531
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** Every. Single. Supermystery. No matter how different the two cases seemed to be, they would have their case tied together to Nancy's roughly two-thirds of the way through the book.
*** Although there are some examples that they don't even bother, in how the Hardys often outright ask for Nancy's assistance from the very start.

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** Every. Single. Supermystery. No matter how different the two cases seemed to be, they would have their case tied together to Nancy's roughly two-thirds of the way through the book.
book. ''Operation: Titanic'' is likely the crowner of this, as there was very little book left when they finally met up.
*** Although there are some examples that they don't even bother, in how the Hardys often outright ask for Nancy's assistance from the very start. In those cases, Nancy will often become sidetracked by something seemingly unrelated, which will inevitably tie into the main case eventually.
14th Mar '15 9:59:52 PM BagonsBeBagons
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* LawyerFriendlyCameo: in the ColdOpen of the Undercover Brothers graphic novel, "Mad House", Frank and Joe come to the rescue of a secret agent. His name is never given, but the agent's manner of speech strongly implies he's ''Literature/JamesBond''.
26th Feb '15 12:42:32 AM BagonsBeBagons
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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: in "Bloodsport" (a ''Casefiles'' story), Frank and Joe are looking into the disappearance of Frank's fencing teammate and rival. They literally have ''nothing'' on their prime suspect, the coach of the OpposingSportsTeam, who was also pegged responsible for the disappearance of other fencers over the years. But then that coach decided to "scout" Frank as well, kidnapping him and taking him to an underground fighting ring. Frank proceeds to rescue his teammate and undermine the whole operation. (it should also be considered that the coach knew of Frank's detective skills, yet he thought that Frank would be easily swayed by money and fame that Frank will keep things under wraps.)
26th Feb '15 12:26:04 AM BagonsBeBagons
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* 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 qualified 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 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 qualified of legal age to take a boating license, yet in the SpinOffBabies Clues Brothers, Tony's in the same grade as ''Joe''.)
26th Feb '15 12:25:19 AM BagonsBeBagons
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* 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 qualified to take a boating license, yet in the SpinOffBabies Clues Brothers, Tony's in the same grade as ''Joe''.)
8th Feb '15 9:00:53 PM BagonsBeBagons
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* BusmansHoliday and ItsAlwaysMardisGraInNewOrleans: vacations and holidays are a good way to write the Hardys when they have to spend "overtime" in their work without worrying about school. Especially when a case will take them out of the States.

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* BusmansHoliday and ItsAlwaysMardisGraInNewOrleans: ItsAlwaysMardiGrasInNewOrleans: vacations and holidays are a good way to write the Hardys when they have to spend "overtime" in their work without worrying about school. Especially when a case will take them out of the States.
8th Feb '15 8:59:38 PM BagonsBeBagons
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* BusmansHoliday and ItsAlwaysMardisGraInNewOrleans: vacations and holidays are a good way to write the Hardys when they have to spend "overtime" in their work without worrying about school. Especially when a case will take them out of the States.
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