History Literature / TheHardyBoys

30th Dec '16 7:45:07 PM themisterfree
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* TheHardyBoysCasefiles, produced by {{Nelvana}} in the TheNineties, starring Colin Grey and Paul Popowich.

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



* 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.

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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 ''The Hardy Boys Casefiles Boys'' of the '90s) are also considered seperate separate continuities, with varying degrees of faithfulness to the printed tales.
13th Dec '16 6:13:30 PM Rebu
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* DarkerAndEdgier: The newer Hardy Boy ''Casefiles'' series. Iola Morton, Joe's long-running girlfriend in the original series, is blown up by terrorists about a second or two before the opening scene of ''the first book''.
** Not to mention that some cases would place tension between the brothers, which would often lead into not-so-friendly brawls between them. Later, it also modifies their relationship with the police (which is scarcely a problem in the original series), with an AscendedExtra of sorts in Con Riley as the only officer that takes their skills seriously. And then there are the Assassins, the terrorist group responsible for Iola's aforementioned murder, and are also the most frequently recurring villains in the series who, well...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin do exactly what you might expect]].

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* DarkerAndEdgier: The newer Hardy Boy ''Casefiles'' series. Iola Morton, Morton is Joe's long-running girlfriend in the original series, is and blown up by terrorists about a second or two seconds before the opening scene of ''the first book''.
** Not to mention that some cases would place tension between the brothers, which would often lead into not-so-friendly brawls between them. Later, it also modifies their relationship with the police (which is scarcely a problem in the original series), with an AscendedExtra of sorts in Con Riley as the only officer that takes their skills seriously. They also use guns, and bad guys regularly try to JustShootHim. And then there are the Assassins, the terrorist group responsible for Iola's aforementioned murder, and are also the most frequently recurring villains in the series who, well...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin do exactly what you might expect]].



+ PaintingTheMedium: [[spoiler:''Casefiles'' opens right after Iola is murdered by a car bomb. The confusion the readers feel is mirrored by our heroes, and long-time fans are going to be just as shocked as Joe.]]



** Lampshaded in Casefils 17, "The Number File". The Boys' car gets forced off the road, into the ocean, and once they're safe, Joe quips about losing brain cells from hitting the windshield.



* WHAMEpisode: the very first Casefiles book, with the death of Iola in the opening chapter.

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* WHAMEpisode: the very WHAMEpisode / EstablishingSeriesMoment: The first Casefiles book, with the death of book opens a few seconds after Iola in has been blown up. This establishes that the opening chapter.series is going to be DarkerAndEdgier.
6th Nov '16 10:25:51 PM Doryna
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* CliffHanger: One almost every chapter.

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* CliffHanger: One The Stratemeyer Syndicate actually insisted in their outlines to ''Hardy Boys'' ghostwriters every chapter end with one. It is a directive that has been carried through to almost every chapter.book to this day.
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''.
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