History Series / AdamTwelve

23rd Jan '17 7:14:30 AM Briguy52748
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* ChaseScene: Not that many episodes featured these; notably, the first episode had a car chase, where Malloy and Reed pursue two liquor store robbers down a highway under construction and the end result is Reed's first bust. There were far more foot pursuits than car chases, although enough police pursuits were scattered throughout the run to satisfy most viewers.
18th Jan '17 5:24:22 PM Tarlonniel
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold / JerkassFacade:
** Malloy early on, particularly in episode one. Once he [[DefrostingIceQueen defrosts]] he's more just TheStoic.
** And then there's Ed Wells, who is a [[{{Jerkass}} jerk]] along the lines of a [[TheBully schoolyard bully]], but isn't all bad deep down.
18th Jan '17 5:23:21 PM Tarlonniel
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* BadCopIncompetentCop: Several episodes dealt with officers who were ill-suited for the job or made major mistakes that put others (if not innocent bystanders, Reed and Malloy) in jeopardy. Other episodes for example, "Pressure Point" have rookie officers with various handicaps, and even though they are by all accounts good officers, it is their shortcomings (not necessarily through any fault of their own) that lead to trouble.
18th Jan '17 5:22:14 PM Tarlonniel
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* ChaseScene and HotPursuit: Not that many episodes featured these; notably, the first episode had a car chase, where Malloy and Reed pursue two liquor store robbers down a highway under construction and the end result is Reed's first bust. There were far more foot pursuits than car chases, although enough police pursuits were scattered throughout the run to satisfy most viewers.
18th Jan '17 9:36:31 AM Briguy52748
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* ChaseScene and HotPursuit: Not that many episodes featured these; notably, the first episode had a car chase, where Malloy and Reed pursue two liquor store robbers down a highway under construction and the end result is Reed's first bust. There were far more foot pursuits than car chases, although enough police pursuits were scattered throughout the run to satisfy most viewers.
26th Sep '16 5:51:28 AM Tarlonniel
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* CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer: Lots of people tend to get confused as to what "Adam-12" refers to. The unit's full callsign is 1-Adam-12. "1" indicating Division 1 (Central Division), "Adam" indicating a two-officer patrol car unit, and "12" is their number and patrol area within Central Division. 1-Adam-12 means "Central division, two-officer car number 12". Two hammer in the point, the car has a large "012" painted on the roof.
** The car's name is ''sort of'' Adam-12; that's the unit's call sign. It's not exactly a "KITT from ''Knight Rider''" deal. And neither of the two fellows pictured at the top of the page are named Adam.
** There is, however, a third-season episode in which Malloy and Reed chase a stolen police car. When it runs out of gas, they discover it was taken by a kid who had just signed up to work at the police department's auto maintenance shop. When he recognizes their car, he says "Yeah, that's 1-Adam-12," suggesting that the car's ID matches the radio call sign or that specific car is usually the one assigned to that particular patrol area.

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* CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer: CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer:
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Lots of people tend to get confused as to what "Adam-12" refers to.to. The car's name is ''sort of'' Adam-12; that's the unit's call sign. It's not exactly a "KITT from ''Knight Rider''" deal. And neither of the two fellows pictured at the top of the page are named Adam. The unit's full callsign is 1-Adam-12. "1" indicating Division 1 (Central Division), "Adam" indicating a two-officer patrol car unit, and "12" is their number and patrol area within Central Division. 1-Adam-12 means "Central division, two-officer car number 12". Two To hammer in the point, the car has a large "012" painted on the roof.
** The car's name is ''sort of'' Adam-12; that's the unit's call sign. It's not exactly a "KITT from ''Knight Rider''" deal. And neither of the two fellows pictured at the top of the page are named Adam.
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There is, however, is a third-season episode in which Malloy and Reed chase a stolen police car. When it runs out of gas, they discover it was taken by a kid who had just signed up to work at the police department's auto maintenance shop. When he recognizes their car, he says "Yeah, that's 1-Adam-12," suggesting that the car's ID matches the radio call sign or that specific car is usually the one assigned to that particular patrol area.
25th Sep '16 5:31:47 PM bombadil211
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* CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer:

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* CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer:CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer: Lots of people tend to get confused as to what "Adam-12" refers to. The unit's full callsign is 1-Adam-12. "1" indicating Division 1 (Central Division), "Adam" indicating a two-officer patrol car unit, and "12" is their number and patrol area within Central Division. 1-Adam-12 means "Central division, two-officer car number 12". Two hammer in the point, the car has a large "012" painted on the roof.



** "1" indicates Division 1 (Central Division), "Adam" indicates a two-officer patrol car unit, and "12" is their number within Central Division. 1-Adam-12 means "Central division, two-officer car number 12".
21st Sep '16 9:41:06 PM apeman33
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** Season six episodes follow a "X Division" naming convention with "X" standing in for the name of the division, such as Hollywood, Northwest, Rampart (Some season six archived on You Tube are misnamed).

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** Season six episodes follow a "X Division" naming convention with "X" standing in for the name of the division, such as Hollywood, Northwest, Rampart (Some season six episodes archived on You Tube are misnamed).
13th Aug '16 1:26:07 PM nombretomado
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* LargeHam: Studiously averted by the regular cast, but fairly common among guest stars, often in "eccentric citizen" or "funny drunk" roles. Known Large Hams appearing in more than one episode include [[TheAlcoholic Foster Brooks]], [[BorschtBelt Norm Crosby]], and [[TheDickVanDykeShow Rose Marie]].

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* LargeHam: Studiously averted by the regular cast, but fairly common among guest stars, often in "eccentric citizen" or "funny drunk" roles. Known Large Hams appearing in more than one episode include [[TheAlcoholic Foster Brooks]], [[BorschtBelt Norm Crosby]], and [[TheDickVanDykeShow [[Series/TheDickVanDykeShow Rose Marie]].
11th Aug '16 12:22:14 PM Briguy52748
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* FakeOutOpening: The opening scene of "Training Division" features a group of robbers being pulled over and then taking out the arresting officers and the backup officers. Adam-12 then shows up...[[spoiler:and then the camera pans to a group of trainees in street clothes, revealing that the entire scenario was a recreation of an actual incident. (It's supposedly based on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newhall_massacre Newhall massacre]], which resulted in the death of four California Highway Patrol officers.)]]

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* FakeOutOpening: The opening scene of "Training Division" features a group of robbers being pulled over and then taking out the arresting officers and the backup officers. Adam-12 then shows up...[[spoiler:and then the camera pans to a group of trainees in street clothes, revealing that the entire scenario was a recreation of an actual incident. (It's supposedly based on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newhall_massacre Newhall massacre]], which resulted in the death of four California Highway Patrol officers.)]]) The whole thing was a training exercise, where Mac and other other officers explain how an incident like this should have been handled and, if done correctly, would have resulted in just the arrests and nothing else]].



* OneBulletLeft: Several times throughout the course of the series, most notably in a 1969 episode where, during Reed's rookie days, he and Malloy are engaged in a burglary-in-progress call at a warehouse, which ends in a shootout. Malloy stresses to Reed how important it is to not shoot unless absolutely necessary or if ordered to. Reed follows the orders to a "T" and ... after the suspects are all successfully taken in custody, Reed sees exactly why it was a good idea he listened: his gun had just one bullet left, and any time spent reloading gives the bad guys  who think they have nothing to lose the opening they need.

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* OneBulletLeft: Several times throughout the course of the series, most notably in a 1969 episode where, during Reed's rookie days, he and Malloy are engaged in a burglary-in-progress call at a warehouse, which ends in a shootout. Malloy stresses to Reed how important it is to not shoot unless absolutely necessary or if ordered to. Reed follows the orders to a "T" and ... after the suspects are all successfully taken in custody, Reed sees exactly why it was a good idea he listened: his Malloy's gun had just one bullet left, and any time spent reloading gives the bad guys  who think they have nothing to lose the opening they need.


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* OutOfOrder: Occasionally throughout the run, but in one instance later on in the first season, this was very noticeable. It was "A Jumper-Code 2," aired as the 19th episode of the series but was the third one filmed, and second after a full season's worth of episodes were ordered. After Malloy makes a high-risk decision to getting a jumper off a tall ledge, Mac finds out and is not happy, tersely pointing out Malloy's errors in judgment. The trope is enforced when Reed jumps to his partner's defense, and Mac snaps back: "You've been on the job three weeks. You don't have an opinion!" Critics point out that, had this actually aired in the fall of 1968, a month or less after the premiere episode, Mac's comment would have made sense ... but when first aired almost five months had passed since the debut.
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