History Literature / TheHardyBoys

14th Aug '16 3:00:52 PM morenohijazo
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* SplitHair: In the mystery "The Secret of Pirates' Hill", Joe drops an envelope on the blade of some pirate cutlasses in the museum to test it's sharpness. {Hint, it's very sharp}
26th Jul '16 12:38:21 PM FranksGirl
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* AlternateContinuity: there's several different continuities, as the publishers try to keep the series relevant to modern kids. There's the "Blue Spines", which is the blue hardcover books & digests (and that's broken down to the Original Texts and the rewrites of the '70s), the Casefiles, Undercover Brothers, the Clues Brothers, the new Adventures series, and the second "Case files" series which has little to do with the first. The various TV incarnations (HardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries of TheSeventies (the best known), TheMickeyMouseClub serials of the 50s, and The Hardy Boys Casefiles of the '90s) are also considered seperate continuities, with varying degrees of faithfulness to the printed tales.
3rd Jun '16 7:14:19 AM sturmovik
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->'''Homer:''' ''"And these Hardy Boys books are great too! This one's about smugglers."''
->'''Bart:''' ''"They're all about smugglers.."''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

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->'''Homer:''' ''"And these ''"These Hardy Boys books are great too! This one's about smugglers."''
->'''Bart:''' ''"They're all about smugglers..smugglers."''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
3rd Jun '16 7:12:50 AM sturmovik
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->'''Homer:''' ''"And these hearty boys books are great too! This one's about smugglers."''

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->'''Homer:''' ''"And these hearty boys Hardy Boys books are great too! This one's about smugglers."''
3rd Jun '16 7:12:27 AM sturmovik
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->'''Homer:''' ''"And these hearty boys books are great too! This one's about smugglers."''
->'''Bart:''' ''"They're all about smugglers.."''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
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''.
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