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21st Mar '18 8:47:30 PM nombretomado
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* On ''Series/TheOffice'', Toby mentions having served on the jury for the Scranton Strangler (later admitting that they may have convicted the wrong guy), and in a later episode Jim returns from a two-week jury duty break (which he later admits to milking for a break from work after being sent home on the first day).

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* On ''Series/TheOffice'', ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'', Toby mentions having served on the jury for the Scranton Strangler (later admitting that they may have convicted the wrong guy), and in a later episode Jim returns from a two-week jury duty break (which he later admits to milking for a break from work after being sent home on the first day).
28th Jan '18 1:18:45 AM foxley
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* Mac gets called up for jury duty on a murder case in the ''Series/MacGyver'' episode "Rush to Judgement" and, naturally, can't resist investigating the case on his own - which is illegal.

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* Mac gets called up for jury duty on a murder case in the ''Series/MacGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver1985'' episode "Rush to Judgement" and, naturally, can't resist investigating the case on his own - which is illegal.illegal. Which the episode {{Lampshade}}s.
24th Mar '17 11:54:25 AM Eddy1215
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* The jury duty is never actually shown, but in ''Film/TheGrinch'' the eponymous character is shown stuffing the PO boxes of various residents of Whoville with traditionally unwanted bits of mail, including junk mail, jury duty notices, chain letters, and eviction notices.

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* The jury duty is never actually shown, but in ''Film/TheGrinch'' the eponymous character is shown stuffing the PO boxes of various residents of Whoville with traditionally unwanted bits of mail, including junk mail, mail. Along with jury duty notices, he throws in blackmail letters, pink slips, junk mail, chain letters, and eviction notices.
5th Mar '17 9:33:03 AM Bissek
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One part of jury duty that rarely makes it into fiction is that quite often more jury pools are summoned to court on a given day than there are actual jury trials that will be held. It's entirely possibly for a person summoned to jury duty to just sit around in a waiting room for several hours, at which point a bailiff tells them that they aren't needed and can go home now. Of course, being summoned for jury duty without even getting considered for being on an actual jury makes for a [[ShaggyDogStory very dull and pointless story]].

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One part of jury duty that rarely makes it into fiction is that quite often more jury pools are summoned to court on a given day than there are actual jury trials that will be held. It's entirely possibly possible for a person summoned to jury duty to just sit around in a waiting room for several hours, at which point a bailiff tells them that they aren't needed and can go home now. Of course, being summoned for jury duty without even getting considered for being on an actual jury makes for a [[ShaggyDogStory very dull and pointless story]].
3rd Mar '17 4:47:14 PM Jeduthun
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One part of jury duty that rarely makes it into fiction is that quite often more jury pools are summoned to court on a given day than there are actual jury trials that will be held. It's entirely possibly for a person summoned to jury duty to just sit around in a waiting room for several hours, at which point a bailiff tells them that they aren't needed and can go home now. Of course, being summoned for jury duty without even getting considered for being on an actual jury makes for a very dull and pointless story.

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One part of jury duty that rarely makes it into fiction is that quite often more jury pools are summoned to court on a given day than there are actual jury trials that will be held. It's entirely possibly for a person summoned to jury duty to just sit around in a waiting room for several hours, at which point a bailiff tells them that they aren't needed and can go home now. Of course, being summoned for jury duty without even getting considered for being on an actual jury makes for a [[ShaggyDogStory very dull and pointless story.story]].
1st Mar '17 7:33:16 PM nombretomado
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* The ElleryQueen radio show had an episode where Ellery and his secretary Nikki both ended up on the same jury, and Ellery ended up solving the case and revealing the true killer who was also in the courtroom (similar to the ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' example but predating it by decades).

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* The ElleryQueen Creator/ElleryQueen radio show had an episode where Ellery and his secretary Nikki both ended up on the same jury, and Ellery ended up solving the case and revealing the true killer who was also in the courtroom (similar to the ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' example but predating it by decades).
24th Jan '17 1:48:04 PM Ramidel
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' had him picked for jury duty over a parking ticket [[note]]Obviously ArtisticLicenseLaw. You don't get a jury for a parking ticket.[[/note]] Because the defendant was a hot babe, he stalled the trial for eight months and refused to convict until the judge finally stripped the sequestered jurors of some privilege, after which he promptly convicted her of the offense. The defendant got an $80 fine, but Johnny's behavior in court finally got ''him'' sent to jail.
13th Jan '17 6:56:19 AM jamespolk
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* ''[[Film/{{Twelve}} 12]]'' is a 2007 Russian remake of ''12 Angry Men'' that doubles as a meditation on all the problems facing 20th century Russia.
8th Jan '17 11:29:19 AM Bissek
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One part of jury duty that rarely makes it into fiction is that quite often more jury pools are summoned to court on a given day than there are actual jury trials that will be held. It's entirely possibly for a person summoned to jury duty to just sit around in a waiting room for several hours, at which point a bailiff tells them that they aren't needed and can go home now. Of course, being summoned for jury duty without even getting considered for being on an actual jury makes for a very dull and pointless story.
16th Dec '16 10:41:48 AM SolidSonicTH
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