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''Operation Repo'' was a series on [=TruTV=] that is about car repossessions with a team of highly-trained professionals from California's San Fernando Valley. Meet the Characters: * Luis 'Lou' Pizarro - The Boss * Sonia Pizarro - Lou's sister * Lyndah Pizarro - Lou's daughter * Froylan 'Froy' Tercero - Sonia's ex-husband * Matt Burch - A friend of Froy. * Carlos Lopez - One of two new people hired * Ronnie Lee- One of two new people hired Former Members: * Frankie - A former team member who [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh1Xh-l88gs got fired for drinking during a repo]]. * Mike - Joined when Matt left the first time; [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7I65LemKqw left while on the show after a dispute with the R.O.]] * Ashley - Matt's daughter. ->'''Lou:''' ''"It ain't no joke...'''' ->'''Lyndah, Sonia and Froy:''' ''"...if you don't pay that note."'' ->'''Matt:''' ''"Yeah!"'' ---- !!This show contains examples of: * BadBadActing: The show contains terrible acting, and the disclaimer at the beginning of the show says the repos are based on ''real events'', which means the show are just reenactments of actual reposessions that have taken place already. Hence the really bad acting and over the top situations. * BaldOfAwesome: Matt * ButtMonkey: Matt * UsefulNotes/{{California}}: More specifically the UsefulNotes/LosAngeles metropolitan area. * TheChewToy: Matt again. He has been: ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02jPGty5UmE Tasered by a drunk guy....then pees himself afterwards.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh7VNdj9Gws Sprayed in his eyes with pesticide by an exterminator.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyxGMlw79f0 Threatened by guns.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yCxcXVSBos Beaten up by guys with pool cue sticks.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE3G8AbsmmY&feature=related Fired]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IowiEQPVc9s for flipping a car over while towing it with a camera guy in it.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnBzeWz5ve8 Arrested by a cop.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7e4mbE_3lQ Kicked in the balls by a young kid.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbJD7tYGrww Hit by soccer balls.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_lg0BDYyQk Vomited on.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7smysdb6UA Attacked by toy airplanes.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmGxEV-FcqU Threatened by a guy with an knife.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlXi0qGiE6U Threatened...again by a taser]] (He did not get tasered this time though.) ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRTiZxNSjow Kicked in the ass by a Michael Jackson wannabe.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJQ66Wmsmdo A target for hockey players.]] ** ...and finally [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MlcuoL_lUU gets knocked to the ground by an old man.]] * CoolShades: Matt's sunglasses. * EverybodyMustGetStoned: Frankie seemed to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPZJO4HREC8 high as a kite during a repo]]. * CrossOver: Lou appeared on an episode of ''Series/PitBoss'', calling on Shorty and his crew for help when he found a pit bull locked inside a Suburban he was attempting to repo. * CrowningMomentOfFunny: The team meets a man who, in an effort to avoid having his car repossessed, pretends to be a federal agent on a stakeout. The man he's supposed to be surveilling comes up, while he is speaking into his wrist mic and touching his earpiece, pulls his earpiece off, and announces [[EpicFail "This isn't even plugged into anything!"]] * DoesNotLikeGuns: Despite his reputation as a major badass, Matt has major issues with guns and considers people other than law enforcement personnel who use them to be cowards. He's also deathly afraid of tasers. * FiveManBand: It makes sense when you think about it... ** TheHero: Luis ** TheLancer: Matt (Sometimes TheBigGuy) ** TheSmartGuy: Froy ** TheBigGirl: Sonia ** TheChick: Lyndah ** SixthRanger: Frank ** TagalongKid: Ashley * GentleGiant: Matt (minus the "don't push him" part). The guy is a big bald dude with tree-trunk arms, but is actually quite friendly. * IdiotBall: A woman offers new recruit Robert to have sex with him in exchange for leaving her car, then accuses Robert of sexual harassment '''while an entire crew recorded their previous dialog'''. She's still at it while [[TooDumbToLive the police are reviewing said recording]]. * {{Jerkass}}: Lyndah, Sonia and sometimes Lou. * {{Mockumentary}}: This show is filmed like ''Cops'', but it is also scripted. * NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: At the beginning of every episode: ''"The stories that are portrayed in this program are based on real events. The names of the characters were changed in order to protect their identities...and some honor."'' * PillowPregnancy: This occurs in an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfH1Rh9uhGM episode]] in which a woman fakes being pregnant, even going so far as to fake going into labor, in order to keep her car from being repossessed. When her ruse was found out, the Repo team was not happy. * {{Reality TV}} * RuleOfDrama: This show loves this trope. Granted, some of these moments are realistic enough to instil suspension of disbelief, but others...not so much. * SoundEffectBleep * SpoiledBrat: Lyndah. * TokenWhite: Matt. ''"You know it's always easier to blame the big white boy."'' * WatchThePaintJob: The team make sure not to damage any of the cars. Especially their big red tow truck. ** [[spoiler: BrokenTreasure: A group of rowdy junkyard workers hold Matt and Luis back while one of their friends proceeds to trash the car using a crane-like device.]] * {{Understatement}}: "If these guys get behind the wheel and hit a pole or kill someone, that's '''not cool'''." ----
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''Operation Repo'' was a series on [=TruTV=] that is about car repossessions with a team of highly-trained professionals from California's San Fernando Valley. Meet the Characters: * Luis 'Lou' Pizarro - The Boss * Sonia Pizarro - Lou's sister * Lyndah Pizarro - Lou's daughter * Froylan 'Froy' Tercero - Sonia's ex-husband * Matt Burch - A friend of Froy. * Carlos Lopez - One of two new people hired * Ronnie Lee- One of two new people hired Former Members: * Frankie - A former team member who [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh1Xh-l88gs got fired for drinking during a repo]]. * Mike - Joined when Matt left the first time; [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7I65LemKqw left while on the show after a dispute with the R.O.]] * Ashley - Matt's daughter. ->'''Lou:''' ''"It ain't no joke...'''' ->'''Lyndah, Sonia and Froy:''' ''"...if you don't pay that note."'' ->'''Matt:''' ''"Yeah!"'' ---- !!This show contains examples of: * BadBadActing: The show contains terrible acting, and the disclaimer at the beginning of the show says the repos are based on ''real events'', which means the show are just reenactments of actual reposessions that have taken place already. Hence the really bad acting and over the top situations. * BaldOfAwesome: Matt * ButtMonkey: Matt * UsefulNotes/{{California}}: More specifically the UsefulNotes/LosAngeles metropolitan area. * TheChewToy: Matt again. He has been: ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02jPGty5UmE Tasered by a drunk guy....then pees himself afterwards.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh7VNdj9Gws Sprayed in his eyes with pesticide by an exterminator.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyxGMlw79f0 Threatened by guns.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yCxcXVSBos Beaten up by guys with pool cue sticks.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE3G8AbsmmY&feature=related Fired]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IowiEQPVc9s for flipping a car over while towing it with a camera guy in it.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnBzeWz5ve8 Arrested by a cop.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7e4mbE_3lQ Kicked in the balls by a young kid.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbJD7tYGrww Hit by soccer balls.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_lg0BDYyQk Vomited on.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7smysdb6UA Attacked by toy airplanes.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmGxEV-FcqU Threatened by a guy with an knife.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlXi0qGiE6U Threatened...again by a taser]] (He did not get tasered this time though.) ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRTiZxNSjow Kicked in the ass by a Michael Jackson wannabe.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJQ66Wmsmdo A target for hockey players.]] ** ...and finally [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MlcuoL_lUU gets knocked to the ground by an old man.]] * CoolShades: Matt's sunglasses. * EverybodyMustGetStoned: Frankie seemed to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPZJO4HREC8 high as a kite during a repo]]. * CrossOver: Lou appeared on an episode of ''Series/PitBoss'', calling on Shorty and his crew for help when he found a pit bull locked inside a Suburban he was attempting to repo. * CrowningMomentOfFunny: The team meets a man who, in an effort to avoid having his car repossessed, pretends to be a federal agent on a stakeout. The man he's supposed to be surveilling comes up, while he is speaking into his wrist mic and touching his earpiece, pulls his earpiece off, and announces [[EpicFail "This isn't even plugged into anything!"]] * DoesNotLikeGuns: Despite his reputation as a major badass, Matt has major issues with guns and considers people other than law enforcement personnel who use them to be cowards. He's also deathly afraid of tasers. * FiveManBand: It makes sense when you think about it... ** TheHero: Luis ** TheLancer: Matt (Sometimes TheBigGuy) ** TheSmartGuy: Froy ** TheBigGirl: Sonia ** TheChick: Lyndah ** SixthRanger: Frank ** TagalongKid: Ashley * GentleGiant: Matt (minus the "don't push him" part). The guy is a big bald dude with tree-trunk arms, but is actually quite friendly. * IdiotBall: A woman offers new recruit Robert to have sex with him in exchange for leaving her car, then accuses Robert of sexual harassment '''while an entire crew recorded their previous dialog'''. She's still at it while [[TooDumbToLive the police are reviewing said recording]]. * {{Jerkass}}: Lyndah, Sonia and sometimes Lou. * {{Mockumentary}}: This show is filmed like ''Cops'', but it is also scripted. * NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: At the beginning of every episode: ''"The stories that are portrayed in this program are based on real events. The names of the characters were changed in order to protect their identities...and some honor."'' * PillowPregnancy: This occurs in an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfH1Rh9uhGM episode]] in which a woman fakes being pregnant, even going so far as to fake going into labor, in order to keep her car from being repossessed. When her ruse was found out, the Repo team was not happy. * {{Reality TV}} * RuleOfDrama: This show loves this trope. Granted, some of these moments are realistic enough to instil suspension of disbelief, but others...not so much. * SoundEffectBleep * SpoiledBrat: Lyndah. * TokenWhite: Matt. ''"You know it's always easier to blame the big white boy."'' * WatchThePaintJob: The team make sure not to damage any of the cars. Especially their big red tow truck. ** [[spoiler: BrokenTreasure: A group of rowdy junkyard workers hold Matt and Luis back while one of their friends proceeds to trash the car using a crane-like device.]] * {{Understatement}}: "If these guys get behind the wheel and hit a pole or kill someone, that's '''not cool'''." ----[[redirect:Series/OperationRepo]]
28th Feb '14 2:33:49 PM sayla0079
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''Operation Repo'' is a series on [=TruTV=] that is about car repossessions with a team of highly-trained professionals from California's San Fernando Valley.
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''Operation Repo'' is was a series on [=TruTV=] that is about car repossessions with a team of highly-trained professionals from California's San Fernando Valley.

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* Carlos Lopez - One of two new people hired * Ronnie Lee- One of two new people hired
1st Feb '14 9:06:45 PM Seanette
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No use having a trope listing that's completely spoilered out so the reader has to highlight it to find out what the listing is, thus getting hit with the spoiler.
* [[spoiler: SymbolicBlood: The engine of their tow truck leaks red fluid as it's ripped out by the crane.]]
24th Mar '13 10:44:39 AM Orca19904
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* CrossOver: Lou appeared on an episode of ''Series/PitBoss'', calling on Shorty and his crew for help when he found a pit bull locked inside a Suburban he was attempting to repo.
20th Jan '13 8:08:07 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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20th Jan '13 8:07:55 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* {{California}}: More specifically the UsefulNotes/LosAngeles metropolitan area.
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* {{California}}: UsefulNotes/{{California}}: More specifically the UsefulNotes/LosAngeles metropolitan area.
11th Aug '12 7:59:54 AM FELH2
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!!This show contains examples of: * {{Bad Bad Acting}}: The show contains terrible acting, and the disclaimer at the beginning of the show says the repos are based on ''real events'', which means the show are just reenactments of actual reposessions that have taken place already. Hence the really bad acting and over the top situations.
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!!This show contains examples of: of: * {{Bad Bad Acting}}: BadBadActing: The show contains terrible acting, and the disclaimer at the beginning of the show says the repos are based on ''real events'', which means the show are just reenactments of actual reposessions that have taken place already. Hence the really bad acting and over the top situations.

* {{Butt Monkey}}: Matt * {{California}}: More specifically the {{Los Angeles}} metropolitan area. * {{The Chew Toy}}: Matt again. He has been: ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02jPGty5UmE Tasered by a drunk guy....then pees himself afterwards.]]
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* {{Butt Monkey}}: ButtMonkey: Matt * {{California}}: More specifically the {{Los Angeles}} UsefulNotes/LosAngeles metropolitan area. * {{The Chew Toy}}: TheChewToy: Matt again. He has been: been: ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02jPGty5UmE Tasered by a drunk guy....then pees himself afterwards.]] ]]

** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyxGMlw79f0 Threatened by guns.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yCxcXVSBos Beaten up by guys with pool cue sticks.]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE3G8AbsmmY&feature=related Fired]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IowiEQPVc9s for flipping a car over while towing it with a camera guy in it.]]
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyxGMlw79f0 Threatened by guns.]] ]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yCxcXVSBos Beaten up by guys with pool cue sticks.]] ]] ** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE3G8AbsmmY&feature=related Fired]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IowiEQPVc9s for flipping a car over while towing it with a camera guy in it.]] ]]

** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbJD7tYGrww Hit by soccer balls.]]
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbJD7tYGrww Hit by soccer balls.]] ]]

* CoolShades: Matt's sunglasses. * {{Everybody Must Get Stoned}}: Frankie seemed to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPZJO4HREC8 high as a kite during a repo]].
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* CoolShades: Matt's sunglasses. sunglasses. * {{Everybody Must Get Stoned}}: EverybodyMustGetStoned: Frankie seemed to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPZJO4HREC8 high as a kite during a repo]].

* {{Gentle Giant}}: Matt (minus the "don't push him" part). The guy is a big bald dude with tree-trunk arms, but is actually quite friendly.
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* {{Gentle Giant}}: GentleGiant: Matt (minus the "don't push him" part). The guy is a big bald dude with tree-trunk arms, but is actually quite friendly.

* {{Not Making This Up Disclaimer}}: At the beginning of every episode: ''"The stories that are portrayed in this program are based on real events. The names of the characters were changed in order to protect their identities...and some honor."'' * {{Pillow Pregnancy}}: This occurs in an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfH1Rh9uhGM episode]] in which a woman fakes being pregnant, even going so far as to fake going into labor, in order to keep her car from being repossessed. When her ruse was found out, the Repo team was not happy.
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* {{Not Making This Up Disclaimer}}: NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: At the beginning of every episode: ''"The stories that are portrayed in this program are based on real events. The names of the characters were changed in order to protect their identities...and some honor."'' * {{Pillow Pregnancy}}: PillowPregnancy: This occurs in an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfH1Rh9uhGM episode]] in which a woman fakes being pregnant, even going so far as to fake going into labor, in order to keep her car from being repossessed. When her ruse was found out, the Repo team was not happy.

* {{Sound Effect Bleep}} * {{Spoiled Brat}}: Lyndah.
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* {{Sound Effect Bleep}} SoundEffectBleep * {{Spoiled Brat}}: Lyndah. SpoiledBrat: Lyndah.

* {{Token White}}: Matt. ''"You know it's always easier to blame the big white boy."''
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* {{Token White}}: TokenWhite: Matt. ''"You know it's always easier to blame the big white boy."''
28th Feb '12 7:43:07 AM Oreochan
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* {{Pillow Pregnancy}}: This occurs in an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfH1Rh9uhGM episode]] in which a woman fakes being pregnant, even going so far as to fake going into labor, in order to keep her car from being repossessed. When her ruse was found out, the Repo team was [[{{Understatement}} not happy]].
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* {{Pillow Pregnancy}}: This occurs in an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfH1Rh9uhGM episode]] in which a woman fakes being pregnant, even going so far as to fake going into labor, in order to keep her car from being repossessed. When her ruse was found out, the Repo team was [[{{Understatement}} not happy]].happy.
30th Jan '12 12:16:42 AM Orca19904
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* DoesNotLikeGuns: Despite his reputation as a major badass, Matt has major issues with guns and considers people other than law enforcement personnel who use them to be cowards. He's also deathly afraid of tasers.
10th Jan '12 10:10:16 AM stormermisfits
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* CoolShades: Matt's sunglasses.
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