History Podcast / BlackJackJustice

15th Feb '17 2:42:36 AM Roo
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* DemotedToExtra: Mighty King, the office dog, was never actually a ''major'' character, but following his introduction in the second-season episode ''How Much Is That Gumshoe In The Window?'' he was a constant presence and occasional plot-mover who even got his own ADayInTheLimelight episode, ''Man's Best Friend'', in the sixth season. In the later seasons, though, he vanishes almost completely, only getting the occasional mention -- usually mention as lying asleep on the couch.


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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: His passion for coffee nonwithstanding, Jack ''loves'' beef. He doesn't get to eat it very often, but he treasures the occasions when he does.
23rd Jan '17 2:02:36 PM Rebu
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* 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.

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* 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.



* ChekhovsGun: In one episode, Trixie's narration mentions that Sabien has a 17-year old daughter. Several episodes later, he comes to the pair to hire them. A pregnant teenage black girl was found in an apartment, and everyone writes it off as just another crime in that part of town. Everyone except Sabien, who takes it very seriously. Neither of our detectives say why, but it's clear they understand.



* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: The agency price went up ("$39.95/day plus expenses"), Jack got married, "Button Down" Theo got married, Freddy became an undercover agent for the federal government, and Alice moved to Florida to wait for Freddy. The only people who have not changed up to this point are Sabien (still an overworked homicide detective) and Trixie (who is still... Trixie).
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* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: The agency price went up ("$39.95/day plus expenses"), Jack got married, [[spoiler:got married]], "Button Down" Theo got married, [[spoiler:got married]], Freddy became [[spoiler:became an undercover agent for the federal government, government]], and Alice moved [[spoiler:moved to Florida to wait for Freddy.Freddy]]. The only people who have not changed up to this point are Sabien (still an overworked homicide detective) and Trixie (who is still... Trixie).
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** Trixie is the love 'em and leave 'em type. 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 FemmeFetale routine ain't exactly good for long-term emotional satisfaction.]]
14th Jan '17 8:30:14 PM Rebu
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* BottleEpisode: The tenth-season episode, ''The Road To Hell'' is pretty much this. The episode consists primarily of Jack and Trixie bickering with one another as they trail a client's husband per 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: 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.
* BottleEpisode: The tenth-season episode, ''The Road To Hell'' is pretty much this. Hell''. The episode consists primarily almost entirely of Jack and Trixie bickering with one another as they trail a client's husband per 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.nerves.
** Another episode played with the concept; it took place entirely in a single car. If it were a TV show, it would probably be a Bottle episode...except for the part where every single member of the regular and recurring cast end up in and out of that car over the course of the installment.



** One episode takes place in a car, and Trixie shoos everyone out so she can deliver her closing monologue.



** One episode involves a movie detective with an improbable name, and the dozen or so women trying to imitate her antics. When Patricia "Trixie" Dixon shows up, they don't believe ''her'' name is real.



** One case is set partially in a museum, where Jack spends several hours guarding a mummy. He carries four Thermoses. It's all he had brewed.



* Once an episode.
-->"The name's Justice. Jack Justice."
-->"The name's Dixon. Trixie Dixon, Girl Detective."



* PrivateEyeMonologue: The narrative normally jumps back and forth between Trixie and Jack. Occasionally, if one of the other recurring characters has a DayInTheLimelight (or Jack and/or Trixie are for some reason unavaliable for narration), they will get in on the act as well. Even King, the duo's dog, has had his say.

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* PrivateEyeMonologue: The narrative normally jumps back and forth between Trixie and Jack. Occasionally, if one of the other recurring characters has a DayInTheLimelight (or Jack and/or Trixie are for some reason unavaliable unavailable for narration), they will get in on the act as well. Even King, the duo's office dog, has had his say.day.



* RuleOfDrama: The city seems to have an awful lot of organized crime for our heroes to interfere with, and never the same family twice. One could argue that it's just the regular shuffle, except that they usually seem to be well-established.
* RunningGag:
** Jack bantering with the client over coffee. That is to say, ''about'' the coffee.
** A client asking if Jack and Trixie are together, to which she invariably reacts with disgust.
** Jack or Trixie describing the office as "the mighty World Headquarters of Justice and Dixon investigations".
** Some female client, played by Clarissa der Nederlanden Taylor, flirting with Jack.
** Someone calling Trixie "Miss Dixon", to which she responds "Trixie, please!"



* Literature/SherlockHolmes: Most episodes have a least one reference to the detective, particularly one episode which was set in roughly the same time and location. [[spoiler: Of course, it was a DreamSequence brought on by exhaustion from lack of sleep due to the current case, and it [[IWasHavingSuchANiceDream kept getting interrupted]] by the telephone.]]

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* Literature/SherlockHolmes: Most episodes have a least one reference to the detective, particularly one episode "The Problem of the Perplexing Pastiche" which was set in roughly the same time and location. [[spoiler: Of course, it was a DreamSequence brought on by exhaustion from lack of sleep due to the current case, and it [[IWasHavingSuchANiceDream kept getting interrupted]] by the telephone.]]



* WeaksauceWeakness: In ''The Road To Hell'', Jack finally discovers Trixie's weakness! [[spoiler:She's real insecure about her hands looking "mannish", and sounds genuinely hurt and worried for possibly the first time in the entire series.]]



* WholePlotReference: A few episodes as re-imagining of Literature/SherlockHolmes stories.

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* WholePlotReference: A few episodes as are re-imagining of Literature/SherlockHolmes stories.
10th Aug '16 7:49:15 PM Rebu
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In the first episode the coffee is "not very good, nor very fresh," but in the very next episode Jack is a [[MustHaveCaffeine coffee expert who can and will go out of his way for coffee]].
* CityWithNoName: We never find out just the name of the city the series is based in.
* ClearMyName: Jack is often accused by Sabien (A detective in Homicide) for murdering whoever was murdered in the episode. ("Sabien ''always'' thinks ''I'' did it, and he always ends up with the right guy behind bars.")

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In the first episode the coffee is "not very good, nor very fresh," but in the very next episode Jack is a [[MustHaveCaffeine coffee expert who can and will go out of his way for coffee]].coffee]], and frequent references are made to the quality of his Columbian blend.
* CityWithNoName: We never find out just the name of the city the series is based in, though Jack's closing monologue in "Palookaville Express" jokes about how Trixie of the [[CanadaEh Northwest Mounted Police]] [[AlwaysGetsHisMan got her man]], as usual.
* ClearMyName: Jack is often accused by Homicide detective Sabien for murdering whoever was murdered in the episode.

* CityWithNoName: We never find out just the name of the city the series is based in.
* ClearMyName: Jack is often accused by Sabien (A detective in Homicide) for murdering whoever was murdered in the episode. ("Sabien
-->Sabien ''always'' thinks ''I'' did it, and he always ends up with the right guy behind bars.")
9th Jun '16 3:18:51 PM Roo
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* BottleEpisode: The tenth-season episode, ''The Road To Hell'' is pretty much this. The episode consists primarily of Jack and Trixie bickering with one another as they trail a client's husband per 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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13th Jan '16 9:47:38 AM Roo
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* PutOnABus: "Button Down" Theo and "Freddy the Finger" Hawthorne.

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* PutOnABus: "Button Down" Theo in season 10, and "Freddy the Finger" Hawthorne.Hawthorne in season 11.
10th Jan '16 4:45:22 AM Roo
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* CatchPhrase: Jack and Trixie share two, both being responses to insults they can't disagree with: "That's tough, but fair" and "That's probably true, but you still shouldn't say it." Usually said in the middle of one of their usual SnarkToSnarkCombat sessions.
7th Jan '16 7:39:58 PM reteov
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The series takes place shortly after the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, in an [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield unidentified city in North America]], presumably further north than Chicago or New York (as going to either is considered going "down"). There are some strong hints that this city is in the United States, but as the writer and performers are based in Toronto, Ontario, this is not certain.

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The series takes place shortly after the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, in an [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield unidentified city in North America]], the United States]], presumably further north than Chicago or New York (as going to either is considered going "down"). There are some strong hints that this city is in the United States, but as the writer and performers are based in Toronto, Ontario, this is not certain."down").
7th Jan '16 7:28:29 PM reteov
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* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: The agency price went up ("$39.95/day plus expenses"), Jack got married, "Button Down" Theo got married, Freddy became an undercover agent for the federal government, and Alice moved to Florida to wait for Freddy. The only people who have not changed up to this point are Sabien (still an overworked homicide detective) and Trixie (who is Trixie).

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* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: The agency price went up ("$39.95/day plus expenses"), Jack got married, "Button Down" Theo got married, Freddy became an undercover agent for the federal government, and Alice moved to Florida to wait for Freddy. The only people who have not changed up to this point are Sabien (still an overworked homicide detective) and Trixie (who is still... Trixie).
7th Jan '16 7:27:38 PM reteov
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* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: The agency price went up ("$39.95/day plus expenses"), Jack got married, "Button Down" Theo got married, Freddy became an undercover agent for the federal government, and Alice moved to Florida to wait for Freddy. The only people who have not changed up to this point are Sabien (still an overworked homicide detective) and Trixie (who is Trixie).



* PrivateEyeMonologue: The narrative normally jumps back and forth between Trixie and Jack. Occasionally, if one of the other recurring characters has a DayInTheLimelight (or Jack and/or Trixie are for some reason unavaliable for narration), they will get in on the act as well.

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* PrivateEyeMonologue: The narrative normally jumps back and forth between Trixie and Jack. Occasionally, if one of the other recurring characters has a DayInTheLimelight (or Jack and/or Trixie are for some reason unavaliable for narration), they will get in on the act as well. Even King, the duo's dog, has had his say.
* PutOnABus: "Button Down" Theo and "Freddy the Finger" Hawthorne.
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