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26th Aug '13 3:33:12 PM Prfnoff
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''HighwayToHeaven'', [[IncrediblyLamePun spiritual predecessor]] to ''TouchedByAnAngel'', ran from 1984 to 1989 on NBC, and told the story of a probationary angel named Jonathan (played by Michael Landon) and his human companion, a bitter, retired ex-cop named Mark (played by Victor French). They travel the country as itinerant workers, receiving assignments from an entity known as "The Boss," whom only the angel Jonathan can hear, with their mission being to deliver love, understanding, and humility to those they encounter. Typical episodes stressed moral, Christian themes; though many episodes dealt with common human failings, such as egotism, bitterness and greed, some shows addressed such topics as racism and cancer.

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!!This series contains examples of:
* BenevolentBoss
* DirectedByCastMember: Arguably a case of Cast Full Of Directors, as the only regular cast members were Michael Landon and Victor French - who between them directed all but five episodes of the entire run (French did 12, Landon 94).
* DrugsAreBad: The opening of "For the Love of Larry," which also features a thoroughly [[{{Narm}} hilarious]] sting operation. Also in ''As Easy as ABC'' where Johnathan and Mark pretend (briefly) to be drug dealers.
* MundaneUtility: Sometimes Jonathan used his powers for simple things.
* NeverLearnedToRead: In ''As Difficult as ABC'', a basketball player has to drop out of college because he can't read.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Angels look just like humans, and sometimes ''are'' dead humans as well. They do have supernatural knowledge and are implied to be able to [[PsychicPowers teleport, use telekinesis]], and grant wishes.
* WalkingTheEarth
* WoobieOfTheWeek: Show premise.
* WrittenByCastMember: Michael Landon penned numerous episodes.
* YetAnotherChristmasCarol
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''HighwayToHeaven'', [[IncrediblyLamePun spiritual predecessor]] to ''TouchedByAnAngel'', ran from 1984 to 1989 on NBC, and told the story of a probationary angel named Jonathan (played by Michael Landon) and his human companion, a bitter, retired ex-cop named Mark (played by Victor French). They travel the country as itinerant workers, receiving assignments from an entity known as "The Boss," whom only the angel Jonathan can hear, with their mission being to deliver love, understanding, and humility to those they encounter. Typical episodes stressed moral, Christian themes; though many episodes dealt with common human failings, such as egotism, bitterness and greed, some shows addressed such topics as racism and cancer.

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!!This series contains examples of:
* BenevolentBoss
* DirectedByCastMember: Arguably a case of Cast Full Of Directors, as the only regular cast members were Michael Landon and Victor French - who between them directed all but five episodes of the entire run (French did 12, Landon 94).
* DrugsAreBad: The opening of "For the Love of Larry," which also features a thoroughly [[{{Narm}} hilarious]] sting operation. Also in ''As Easy as ABC'' where Johnathan and Mark pretend (briefly) to be drug dealers.
* MundaneUtility: Sometimes Jonathan used his powers for simple things.
* NeverLearnedToRead: In ''As Difficult as ABC'', a basketball player has to drop out of college because he can't read.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Angels look just like humans, and sometimes ''are'' dead humans as well. They do have supernatural knowledge and are implied to be able to [[PsychicPowers teleport, use telekinesis]], and grant wishes.
* WalkingTheEarth
* WoobieOfTheWeek: Show premise.
* WrittenByCastMember: Michael Landon penned numerous episodes.
* YetAnotherChristmasCarol
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18th Apr '13 12:50:53 AM Fireblood
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* NeverLearnedToRead: In ''As Difficult as ABC'', a basketball player has to drop out of college because he can't read.



* NeverLearnedToRead: In ''As Difficult as ABC'', a basketball player has to drop out of college because he can't read.



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2nd Jul '12 7:54:57 AM Finchster
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* HeavenOnEarth: One episode had this trope's name. Mark was deeply shaken after a 5-year-old girl he just met died in a drunk-driving accident, and his grief is further fueled when he accidentally causes a fire at a bed-and-breakfast, where an 11-year-old girl is trapped in her room (she is rescued and suffers only minor burns); Mark -- trying to rescue the girl -- is overcome by smoke, passes out and has a dream about his "Heaven on Earth" vision (inspired after he had made several offhand remarks when he became annoyed at things). Jonathan helps Mark realize things aren't always rosy and that sometimes innocent people die because of the careless actions of others.
25th Mar '12 3:32:46 AM Cindylover1969
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* DirectedByCastMember: Arguably a case of Cast Full Of Directors, as the only regular cast members were Michael Landon and Victor French - who between them directed all but five episodes of the entire run (Landon did a ''lot'' more than French).

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* DirectedByCastMember: Arguably a case of Cast Full Of Directors, as the only regular cast members were Michael Landon and Victor French - who between them directed all but five episodes of the entire run (Landon (French did a ''lot'' more than French).12, Landon 94).


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* WrittenByCastMember: Michael Landon penned numerous episodes.
25th Mar '12 3:31:24 AM Cindylover1969
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* DirectedByCastMember: Arguably a case of Cast Full Of Directors, as the only regular cast members were Michael Landon and Victor French - who between them directed all but five episodes of the entire run (Landon did a ''lot'' more than French).
15th Jan '12 2:48:54 PM alexmccaffery
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''HighwayToHeaven'', [[IncrediblyLamePun spiritual predecessor]] to ''TouchedByAnAngel'', ran from 1984 to 1989, and told the story of a probationary angel named Jonathan (played by Michael Landon) and his human companion, a bitter, retired ex-cop named Mark (played by Victor French). They travel the country as itinerant workers, receiving assignments from an entity known as "The Boss," whom only the angel Jonathan can hear, with their mission being to deliver love, understanding, and humility to those they encounter. Typical episodes stressed moral, Christian themes; though many episodes dealt with common human failings, such as egotism, bitterness and greed, some shows addressed such topics as racism and cancer.

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''HighwayToHeaven'', [[IncrediblyLamePun spiritual predecessor]] to ''TouchedByAnAngel'', ran from 1984 to 1989, 1989 on NBC, and told the story of a probationary angel named Jonathan (played by Michael Landon) and his human companion, a bitter, retired ex-cop named Mark (played by Victor French). They travel the country as itinerant workers, receiving assignments from an entity known as "The Boss," whom only the angel Jonathan can hear, with their mission being to deliver love, understanding, and humility to those they encounter. Typical episodes stressed moral, Christian themes; though many episodes dealt with common human failings, such as egotism, bitterness and greed, some shows addressed such topics as racism and cancer.



* NeverLearnedToRead: In ''As Easy as ABC'', a basketball player has to drop out of college because he can't read.

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* NeverLearnedToRead: In ''As Easy Difficult as ABC'', a basketball player has to drop out of college because he can't read.
31st Aug '11 3:04:57 PM nombretomado
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21st Jul '11 8:15:17 AM Briguy52748
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* HeavenOnEarth: One episode had this trope's name. Mark was deeply shaken after a 5-year-old girl he just met died in a drunk-driving accident, and his grief is further fueled when he accidentally causes a fire at a bed-and-breakfast, where an 11-year-old girl is trapped in her room (she is rescued and suffers only minor burns); Mark -- trying to rescue the girl -- is overcome by smoke, passes out and has a dream about his "Heaven on Earth" vision (inspired after he had made several offhand remarks when he became annoyed at things). Jonathan helps Mark realize things aren't always rosy and that sometimes innocent people die because of the careless actions of others.
6th Jan '11 9:31:04 AM Azzizzi
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* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Angels look just like humans, an sometimes ''are'' dead humans as well. They do have supernatural knowledge and are implied to be able to [[PsychicPowers teleport and use telekinesis]].

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* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Angels look just like humans, an and sometimes ''are'' dead humans as well. They do have supernatural knowledge and are implied to be able to [[PsychicPowers teleport teleport, use telekinesis]], and use telekinesis]].grant wishes.
6th Jan '11 9:02:29 AM Azzizzi
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* DrugsAreBad: The opening of "For the Love of Larry," which also features a thoroughly [[{{Narm}} hilarious]] sting operation.

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* DrugsAreBad: The opening of "For the Love of Larry," which also features a thoroughly [[{{Narm}} hilarious]] sting operation. Also in ''As Easy as ABC'' where Johnathan and Mark pretend (briefly) to be drug dealers.


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* NeverLearnedToRead: In ''As Easy as ABC'', a basketball player has to drop out of college because he can't read.
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