History Podcast / BlackJackJustice

13th May '17 11:14:59 AM sgamer82
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* GenreThrowback: It's a series by Gregg Taylor, that's all you need to know.

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* GenreThrowback: It's a The series by Gregg Taylor, that's all you need is an homage to know.film noir stories of the World War II era..
9th May '17 9:06:16 AM sgamer82
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* NeverMyFault: The ''lack'' of this trope is the key clue in "The Reunion". Jack and Trixie's client is a woman trying to reunite with her estranged twin sister after she basically stole the man her sister loved from her. What tips the detectives off is that their client took full responsibility for her actions with no attempt to justify them, something they see all too often. They eventually realized [[spoiler: the sister killed her twin and was impersonating her so she could use Jack and Trixie to make it look like they'd reunited amicably so she wouldn't be suspected when the client was missed]].

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* NeverMyFault: The ''lack'' of this trope is the key clue in "The Reunion". Jack and Trixie's client is a woman trying to reunite with her estranged twin sister after she basically stole the man her sister loved from her. What tips the detectives off is that their client took full responsibility for her actions with no attempt to justify them, something they see all too often. They eventually realized realize [[spoiler: the sister killed her twin and was impersonating her so she could use Jack and Trixie to make it look like they'd reunited amicably so she wouldn't be suspected when the client was missed]].
9th May '17 9:05:27 AM sgamer82
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* NeverMyFault: The ''lack'' of this trope is the key clue in "The Reunion". Jack and Trixie's client is a woman trying to reunite with her estranged twin sister after she basically stole the man her sister loved from her. What tips the detectives off is that their client took full responsibility for her actions with no attempt to justify them, something they see all too often. They eventually realized [[spoiler: the sister killed her twin and was impersonating her so she could use Jack and Trixie to make it look like they'd reunited amicably so she wouldn't be suspected when the client was missed]].
7th May '17 7:03:46 AM sgamer82
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* FoodAsBribe: Jack and Trixie, in later episodes, begin regularly bringing Sabien food or offering to treat him to someplace nice as a means of getting him to help them out.



* ThroughHisStomach: Jack and Trixie, in later episodes, begin regularly bringing Sabien food or offering to treat him to someplace nice as a means of getting him to help them out.
6th May '17 9:55:37 PM sgamer82
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* ThroughHisStomach: Jack and Trixie, in later episodes, begin regularly bringing Sabien food or offering to treat him to someplace nice as a means of getting him to help them out.



* VitriolicBestBuds: Jack and Trixie are a mix of this and PlatonicLifePartners. They're constantly sniping at, insulting, and trying to get the better of one another, and yet they stay together as partners and, when the chips are down, have each other's backs.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: VitriolicBestBuds:
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Jack and Trixie are a mix of this and PlatonicLifePartners. They're constantly sniping at, insulting, and trying to get the better of one another, and yet they stay together as partners and, when the chips are down, have each other's backs.
26th Apr '17 10:20:33 PM sgamer82
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* TooDumbToLive: Sergeant Nelson can come across as this, though he does occasionally display HiddenDepths. His glaring idiocy is a source of frequent frustration to the more competent characters, but I'm an actual fight he's the best marksman of all of them.

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* TooDumbToLive: Sergeant Nelson can come across as this, though he does occasionally display HiddenDepths. His glaring idiocy is a source of frequent frustration to the more competent characters, but I'm in an actual fight he's the best marksman of all of them.
25th Apr '17 6:00:45 PM sgamer82
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* SarcasmFailure: The third act of "Now Who's the Dummy" has Jack and Trixie in the middle of a four way argument between two ventriloquists and their dummies. The puppet named Simple is the most reasonable person in the room, one of the ventriloquists pulls ''two'' guns in the course of the confrontation and even the other puppet gets in on the action. The detectives can only lampshade the sheer absurdity of it all.
-->'''Trixie:''' The puppet has a cap gun tied to his hand!\\
'''Jack:''' The nervous guy with the real gun is taking this seriously.
23rd Apr '17 6:47:51 AM sgamer82
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* ReallyGetsAround: Trixie is sort of hinted to, and certainly advertises herself as this -- though anything that may or may happen between her and the numerous men she flirts with and gets the phone numbers of, stays firmly off-screen.

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* ReallyGetsAround: Trixie is sort of hinted to, and certainly advertises herself as this -- this, though anything that may or may not happen between her and the numerous men she flirts with and gets the phone numbers of, of stays firmly off-screen.



* SpannerInTheWorks: In "Justice For Some", the plot is to invite known the thieves to an event to be fall guys for the theft an heirloom necklace. It fails because one thief [[spoiler:had legitimately reformed]], another was [[spoiler:on a whole other floor casing the joint's artwork]], and Jack managed to [[spoiler:grab the third when the lights went out to facilitate the robbery]]. This leaves the actual culprit the ''only'' one in a position to actually take the necklace.

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* SpannerInTheWorks: In "Justice For Some", the plot is to invite known the thieves to an event to be fall guys for the theft an heirloom necklace. It fails because one thief [[spoiler:had legitimately reformed]], another was [[spoiler:on a whole other floor casing the joint's artwork]], and Jack managed to [[spoiler:grab the third when the lights went out to facilitate the robbery]]. This leaves the actual culprit the ''only'' one in a position to actually take the necklace.
23rd Apr '17 6:39:49 AM sgamer82
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* ItAmusedMe: In "The Do-Nothing Detective", Sabien handcuffs Jack and Trixie together. He tells them it's due to regulations, since at that moment they need to keep up a pretense of the duo being material witnesses. I'm his narration, Sabien admits it's because he thought it was funny.

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* ItAmusedMe: In "The Do-Nothing Detective", Sabien handcuffs Jack and Trixie together. He tells them it's due to regulations, since at that moment they need to keep up a pretense of the duo being material witnesses. I'm In his narration, Sabien admits it's because he thought it was funny.
23rd Apr '17 6:35:18 AM sgamer82
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* ADayInTheLimelight: The episode "Cops and Robbers" has Sergeant Nelson, Freddy "The Finger" and "Button-down" Theo in the main roles, while Jack and Trixie play minor parts.
** Likewise, the episode "Man's Best Friend" is narrated by King Jr, the agency dog.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: ADayInTheLimelight:
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The episode "Cops and Robbers" has Sergeant Nelson, Freddy "The Finger" and "Button-down" Theo in the main roles, while Jack and Trixie play minor parts.
** Likewise, the episode "Man's Best Friend" is narrated by King King, Jr, the agency dog.



* BlatantLies: Trixie keeps calling Jack an idiot, even though he's clearly about as intelligent and well-read as she is. She also says he's unattractive, even though female clients keep walking in and flirting with him. On the other hand, he's not ''her'' type. Ironically, she likes men who are dumb enough to manipulate, which he is clearly not.
** In the novel (an OriginsEpisode), we learn how they met. [[spoiler:He sneaks up on her, outguns her, outwits her, and ''doesn't'' hit on her. No wonder this is irritating.
* BottleEpisode: The tenth-season episode, ''The Road To Hell''. The episode consists almost entirely of Jack and Trixie bickering with one another as they trail a client's husband by car. While it's not actually tied to one location (which would not be a problem for an audio drama anyway), no other character has any speaking lines in the entire episode, and Jack and Trixie spend most of their time in the car and getting on each other's nerves.

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* BlatantLies: BlatantLies:
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Trixie keeps calling Jack an idiot, even though he's clearly about as intelligent and well-read as she is. She also says he's unattractive, even though female clients keep walking in and flirting with him. On the other hand, he's not ''her'' type. Ironically, she likes men who are dumb enough to manipulate, which he is clearly not.
** In the novel (an OriginsEpisode), novel, an OriginsEpisode, we learn how they met. [[spoiler:He sneaks up on her, outguns her, outwits her, and ''doesn't'' hit on her.her]]. No wonder this is irritating.
* BottleEpisode: BottleEpisode:
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The tenth-season episode, ''The Road To Hell''. The episode consists almost entirely of Jack and Trixie bickering with one another as they trail a client's husband by car. While it's not actually tied to one location (which would not be a problem for an audio drama anyway), no other character has any speaking lines in the entire episode, and Jack and Trixie spend most of their time in the car and getting on each other's nerves.



* BreakingTheFourthWall: Sometimes the [[PrivateEyeMonologue narrative]] is cut short because someone is wondering why the narrator hasn't spoken or has a weird look on their face. In one case, a very hung-over Jack actually concludes his monologue out loud. ("See what I mean? Oh, was that out loud?") In episode 51, Jack actually refers directly to the fact that it is episode 51 in his opening monologue.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: BreakingTheFourthWall:
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Sometimes the [[PrivateEyeMonologue narrative]] is cut short because someone is wondering why the narrator hasn't spoken or has a weird look on their face. In one case, a very hung-over Jack actually concludes his monologue out loud. ("See what I mean? Oh, was that out loud?") In episode 51, Jack actually refers directly to the fact that it is episode 51 in his opening monologue.



* RealityEnsues: It doesn't matter how big of a fish you are in the pond, bullets work just as well on you as they would anybody.
** Trixie is the love 'em and leave 'em type, and constantly threatens to shoot people. In "The One That Got Away", we learn that [[spoiler:she breaks up with her suitors by way of abuse. And bottles to the head. And gunfire. There's almost no humor about this revelation, and Theo points out that she's clearly afraid of opening herself up to a man. Turns out the FemmeFatale routine ain't exactly good for long-term emotional satisfaction.]]

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* RealityEnsues: RealityEnsues:
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It doesn't matter how big of a fish you are in the pond, bullets work just as well on you as they would anybody.
** Trixie is the love 'em and leave 'em type, and constantly threatens to shoot people. In "The One That Got Away", we learn that [[spoiler:she breaks up with her suitors by way of abuse. And bottles to the head. And gunfire.gunfire]]. There's almost no humor about this revelation, and Theo points out that she's clearly afraid of opening herself up to a man. Turns out the FemmeFatale routine ain't exactly good for long-term emotional satisfaction.]]



** Jack or Trixie describing the office as "the mighty World Headquarters of Justice and Dixon investigations".

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** Jack or Trixie describing the office as "the mighty World Headquarters of Justice and Dixon investigations".investigations" or some variation of, such as "palatial headquarters".



* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: A few of their clients, a few of the people they face, even Trixie in one episode.

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: A few of their clients, a few of the people they face, even Trixie in one episode. How successful they are can vary from episode to episode.



* SnarkToSnarkCombat: The majority of Jack and Trixie's conversations are either this, or back-and-forth banter where they're both snarking at a third party. Clients and police officers tend to react with confusion and/or annoyance (or in Sabien's case, barely-concealed rage and usually an order to quit the circus act).

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* SnarkToSnarkCombat: The majority of Jack and Trixie's conversations are either this, or back-and-forth banter where they're both snarking at a third party. Clients and police officers tend to react with confusion and/or annoyance (or confusion, annoyance, or, in Sabien's case, barely-concealed rage and usually an order to quit the circus act).act.



* StockPhrase: At least once in every single episode, the agency rate is mentioned. ("thirty-five dollars a day, plus expenses") [[spoiler: Recently, this has been increased to $39.95/Day, plus expenses.]]

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* StockPhrase: At least once in every single episode, the agency rate is mentioned. ("thirty-five dollars a day, plus expenses") [[spoiler: Recently, Later, this has been is increased to $39.95/Day, plus expenses.]]



* TooDumbToLive: Sergeant Nelson can come across as this, though he does occasionally display HiddenDepths.

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* TooDumbToLive: Sergeant Nelson can come across as this, though he does occasionally display HiddenDepths. His glaring idiocy is a source of frequent frustration to the more competent characters, but I'm an actual fight he's the best marksman of all of them.



* VitriolicBestBuds: Jack and Trixie are a mix of this and PlatonicLifePartners. They're constantly sniping at and insulting, and trying to get the better of one another, and yet they stay together as partners and, when the chips are down, have each other's backs.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: Jack and Trixie are a mix of this and PlatonicLifePartners. They're constantly sniping at and at, insulting, and trying to get the better of one another, and yet they stay together as partners and, when the chips are down, have each other's backs.



* WorldOfSnark: Basically, in this series you're either a DeadpanSnarker or a constant target for {{Deadpan Snarker}}s. Or both.

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* WorldOfSnark: Basically, in this series you're either a DeadpanSnarker or DeadpanSnarker, a constant target for {{Deadpan Snarker}}s. Or Snarker}}s, or both.
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