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8th Mar '17 3:26:01 PM Discar
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-->--''Series/BurnNotice'', "Broken Rules"

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* In ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'', Lift and Wyndle hide and observe the house of a woman whom they gave an information the man they're trying to find wants so that she might be their bait. To Wyndle's astonishment, he shows up after a few hours.

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* In ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'', ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'' (a novella of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): Lift and Wyndle hide and observe the house of a woman whom they gave an information the man they're trying to find wants so that she might be their bait. To Wyndle's astonishment, he shows up after a few hours.
3rd Jan '17 3:20:05 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/{{Edgedancer}}'', Lift and Wyndle hide and observe the house of a woman whom they gave an information the man they're trying to find wants so that she might be their bait. To Wyndle's astonishment, he shows up after a few hours.
9th Dec '16 6:54:04 AM Luigifan
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Stakeouts are a fairly universal trope. Common in DetectiveDrama, they are also found in many other genres including {{adventure}}, {{comedy}}, and even {{fantasy}}. TV shows almost always include this trope during an episode that parodies a cop or detective show. Since it can be a case of TruthInTelevision,it's an appropriate plot point for shows that are on the realistic end of the SlidingScaleOfRealisticVersusFantastic - but it's also a strategy that might believably still work even in {{Cloudcuckooland}}. It's simply applying the idea of being in the right place at the right time in a systematic way. Any character with the patience and self control, and sometimes the stealth and courage, has at least a small chance of being able to pull off a stakeout caper successfully.

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Stakeouts are a fairly universal trope. Common in DetectiveDrama, they are also found in many other genres including {{adventure}}, {{comedy}}, and even {{fantasy}}. TV shows almost always include this trope during an episode that parodies a cop or detective show. Since it can be a case of TruthInTelevision,it's TruthInTelevision, it's an appropriate plot point for shows that are on the realistic end of the SlidingScaleOfRealisticVersusFantastic - -- but it's also a strategy that might believably still work even in {{Cloudcuckooland}}. It's simply applying the idea of being in the right place at the right time in a systematic way. Any character with the patience and self control, and sometimes the stealth and courage, has at least a small chance of being able to pull off a stakeout caper successfully.
17th Sep '16 10:45:15 AM OppanSaekki
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* Par for the course for the characters in ''Manga/DekaWanko'', considering they're all police detectives.
22nd Nov '15 2:33:03 PM kyeo
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* An early episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' had Jerry and George staking out the law firm of a woman Jerry had met at a party so Jerry could stage a MeetCute with her and get a chance to see her again.
14th Nov '15 5:54:16 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheRockfordFiles'' featured many stakeouts over it's run, but the most unconventional was when the stakeout was completely unrelated to the case the main character was investigating. He simply happens to run into his FriendOnTheForce disguised as a food vendor. At the end of the episode, he saves himself from the criminals chasing him by leading them through said stakeout.

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* ''TheRockfordFiles'' ''Series/TheRockfordFiles'' featured many stakeouts over it's run, but the most unconventional was when the stakeout was completely unrelated to the case the main character was investigating. He simply happens to run into his FriendOnTheForce disguised as a food vendor. At the end of the episode, he saves himself from the criminals chasing him by leading them through said stakeout.
23rd Aug '15 9:29:50 PM whodat
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->''"It's like basketball: you can run zone defense or man-to-man. Man-to-man is risky; follow someone too long and they're going to get suspicious. Zone is usually the way to go. Stay put and let targets come to you. Less obvious, easier on the feet... and you can catch up on your celebrity gossip."''
-->--''Series/BurnNotice'', "Broken Rules"
11th May '15 12:39:26 PM nombretomado
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* Battlecat and Minx (Battlecat's daughter) had a lot of rooftop stake-outs in the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse''. They'd inevitably descend into discussions about whatever guy she was seeing that week and how Battlecat doesn't think he's good enough for her.

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* Battlecat and Minx (Battlecat's daughter) had a lot of rooftop stake-outs in the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse''.''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse''. They'd inevitably descend into discussions about whatever guy she was seeing that week and how Battlecat doesn't think he's good enough for her.
26th Oct '14 4:57:55 AM StarTropes
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* The film titled ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stakeout_(film) Stakeout]]''

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* The film titled ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stakeout_(film) Stakeout]]''''Film/{{Stakeout}}'', [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin of course]].


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** At least once, Tony has made a reference to the film ''Film/{{Stakeout}}''.
** On another occasion, they did a stakeout of what turned out to be [[FlockOfWolves another stakeout]].
2nd Sep '14 10:21:17 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/{{Monk}}'' played it for laughs when his assistant complained about how long they'd been on a stakeout. Monk told her that was what made it fun; you never knew how long it would take.

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* ''Series/{{Monk}}'' played it for laughs in "Mr. Monk and the Secret Santa" when his assistant complained Natalie complains about how long they'd been on a stakeout. Monk told tells her that was is what made makes it fun; you never knew know how long it would will take.
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