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19th May '16 5:05:13 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 ''MurderSheWrote'' example but predating it by decades).

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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 ''MurderSheWrote'' ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' example but predating it by decades).
19th May '16 5:05:00 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''MurderSheWrote'', Jessica gets on a jury... and pulls a Franchise/PerryMason (freeing the accused by finding the real killer... ''who is also in the courtroom!'')

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* In an episode of ''MurderSheWrote'', ''Series/MurderSheWrote'', Jessica gets on a jury... and pulls a Franchise/PerryMason (freeing the accused by finding the real killer... ''who is also in the courtroom!'')
15th Apr '16 12:14:35 AM Morgenthaler
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2nd Apr '16 2:44:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* Jez of ''Series/PeepShow'' is called to jury [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage service]] and gets to chatting to the defendant in the court canteen. They start having an affair, and he learns that while she didn't do what she's accused of this time, she has done it several times before. He convinces the other jurors to convict her partly for this, and partly because she scares him and [[ComedicSociopathy he doesn't want to have to dump her]]. (It's something of an inversion of ''TwelveAngryMen'', since before he met her he was convinced she was innocent not from any evidence, but just his general contrariness and anti-establishment sentiment.)

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* Jez of ''Series/PeepShow'' is called to jury [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage service]] and gets to chatting to the defendant in the court canteen. They start having an affair, and he learns that while she didn't do what she's accused of this time, she has done it several times before. He convinces the other jurors to convict her partly for this, and partly because she scares him and [[ComedicSociopathy he doesn't want to have to dump her]]. (It's something of an inversion of ''TwelveAngryMen'', ''Film/TwelveAngryMen'', since before he met her he was convinced she was innocent not from any evidence, but just his general contrariness and anti-establishment sentiment.)



* ''Series/HancocksHalfHour'' did an episode based on ''TwelveAngryMen'', with Hancock and James both on the same jury and each holding up proceedings for different reasons - Hancock because he can't decide on his verdict, and James because the jury are getting put up in a nice hotel for free and he wants to milk it for as long as possible.

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* ''Series/HancocksHalfHour'' did an episode based on ''TwelveAngryMen'', ''Film/TwelveAngryMen'', with Hancock and James both on the same jury and each holding up proceedings for different reasons - Hancock because he can't decide on his verdict, and James because the jury are getting put up in a nice hotel for free and he wants to milk it for as long as possible.
11th Mar '16 9:35:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in ''Ernest Goes To Jail'': Ernest is ''happy'' to find he's been called in for jury duty. Unfortunately for him, the defendant happens to be a henchman for imprisoned crime lord Felix Nash -- who Ernest is [[IdenticalStranger a dead ringer for]] -- and helps his boss hatch a plot to switch places with Ernest.

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* Subverted in ''Ernest Goes To Jail'': ''Film/ErnestGoesToJail'': Ernest is ''happy'' to find he's been called in for jury duty. Unfortunately for him, the defendant happens to be a henchman for imprisoned crime lord Felix Nash -- who Ernest is [[IdenticalStranger a dead ringer for]] -- and helps his boss hatch a plot to switch places with Ernest.
4th Mar '16 6:22:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* A flashback episode of ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'' featured future roommates Oscar and Felix meeting as fellow jurors in a parody of ''TwelveAngryMen'' with Felix in the Fonda role. Interestingly Jack Klugman (Oscar) played one of Fonda's fellow "Angry Men" in the original movie (Jack Lemmon, who played Felix in the 1967 film version, went on to play the rogue in the 1997 Film/TwelveAngryMen remake, in a further weird bit of synchronicity).

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* A flashback episode of ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'' featured future roommates Oscar and Felix meeting as fellow jurors in a parody of ''TwelveAngryMen'' ''Film/TwelveAngryMen'' with Felix in the Fonda role. Interestingly Jack Klugman (Oscar) played one of Fonda's fellow "Angry Men" in the original movie (Jack Lemmon, who played Felix in the 1967 film version, went on to play the rogue in the 1997 Film/TwelveAngryMen remake, in a further weird bit of synchronicity).



* ''Series/VeronicaMars'' is pretty upset that she has jury duty during her Christmas break. Once she's there though, a RogueJuror votes guilty while Veronica and the rest want to acquit ([[InvertedTrope inverting]] the usual formula. Veronica and the rest then sides with the rogue, thanks to Veronica's detective skills revealing the defendant's guilt in the episode "[[TwelveAngryMen One Angry Veronica]]".
* Donna Moss was once tapped for Jury Duty in an episode of ''TheWestWing''. She spent most of the episode looking for ways to weasel out of it. At the end, Josh tells her that if she ''does'' weasel out of it, she loses all rights to complain about the O.J. verdict.

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* ''Series/VeronicaMars'' is pretty upset that she has jury duty during her Christmas break. Once she's there though, a RogueJuror votes guilty while Veronica and the rest want to acquit ([[InvertedTrope inverting]] the usual formula. Veronica and the rest then sides with the rogue, thanks to Veronica's detective skills revealing the defendant's guilt in the episode "[[TwelveAngryMen "[[Film/TwelveAngryMen One Angry Veronica]]".
* Donna Moss was once tapped for Jury Duty in an episode of ''TheWestWing''.''Series/TheWestWing''. She spent most of the episode looking for ways to weasel out of it. At the end, Josh tells her that if she ''does'' weasel out of it, she loses all rights to complain about the O.J. verdict.



* On ''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 ''TheOffice'', ''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).
2nd Dec '15 10:54:03 PM sidhe3141
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* Creator/AmbroseBierce said that a jury was "twelve men tasked with deciding who has the better lawyer".
18th Nov '15 3:39:01 PM Eddy1215
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', Fred and Barney have jury duty (Which should not be possible - Jurors are not supposed to know each other or anyone associated with the case they're trying to avoid undue influence, so one of them should not have been on it) with Fred as the head juror. Despite the evidence, Fred was the only one who thought the defendant was innocent, but after the other jurors (including Barney) [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong ganged up on him]], he submitted to 'Guilty'...[[{{Irony}} only for the defendant to vow revenge on Fred]] [[MisplacedRetribution (and Fred alone)]] because he was the head juror.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', Fred and Barney have jury duty (Which should not be possible - Jurors are not supposed to know each other or anyone associated with the case they're trying to avoid undue influence, so one of them should not have been on it) with Fred as the head juror. Despite the evidence, Fred was the only one who thought the defendant was innocent, but after the other jurors [[EtTuBrute (including Barney) Barney)]] [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong ganged up on him]], he submitted to 'Guilty'...[[{{Irony}} only for the defendant to vow revenge on Fred]] [[MisplacedRetribution (and Fred alone)]] because he was the head juror.
14th Nov '15 10:35:22 AM Julia1984
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-->'''Monk:''' Don't get me wrong, I think it's the greatest legal system in the world. I just don't want to be a part of it.
-->'''Natalie:''' Now, Mr. Monk, what if everybody felt that way?
-->'''Monk:''' Everybody ''does''.
4th Nov '15 5:06:26 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'', Fat Freddy gets called for jury duty and eagerly anticipates the easy money, but his roommates warn him that potential jurors are sometimes dismissed based on their looks - so he slicks down his hair and puts on a suit to look super-straight...and the freak defense attorney dismisses him over his looks.

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* In ''TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'', ''ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'', Fat Freddy gets called for jury duty and eagerly anticipates the easy money, but his roommates warn him that potential jurors are sometimes dismissed based on their looks - so he slicks down his hair and puts on a suit to look super-straight...and the freak defense attorney dismisses him over his looks.
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