History Series / AdamTwelve

21st Sep '17 11:06:27 AM Hallwings
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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]].

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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]].
14th Sep '17 8:50:45 PM Tarlonniel
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*** Gus Corbin, a rookie Reed is saddled with in the episode of the same name, has some of these tendencies. He gets chewed out twice for taking reckless chances and "playing with the Academy's money" - once for going into a building without waiting for backup, and again for chasing an armed suspect without backup ''and'' without his gun.

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*** ** Gus Corbin, a rookie Reed is saddled with in the episode of the same name, has some of these tendencies. He gets chewed out twice for taking reckless chances and "playing with the Academy's money" - once for going into a building without waiting for backup, and again for chasing an armed suspect without backup ''and'' without his gun.
14th Sep '17 8:46:41 PM Spotts1701
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** Gus Corbin, a rookie Reed is saddled with in the episode of the same name, has some of these tendencies. He gets chewed out twice for taking reckless chances and "playing with the Academy's money" - once for going into a building without waiting for backup, and again for chasing an armed suspect without backup ''and'' without his gun.

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** *** Gus Corbin, a rookie Reed is saddled with in the episode of the same name, has some of these tendencies. He gets chewed out twice for taking reckless chances and "playing with the Academy's money" - once for going into a building without waiting for backup, and again for chasing an armed suspect without backup ''and'' without his gun.
14th Sep '17 5:45:47 AM Tarlonniel
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* CowboyCop: A big no in Jack Webb land. In the episode "A Dead Cop Can't Help Anyone", recurring officer Ed Wells is characterized as a cop of the cowboy variety. He learns his lesson... Via shotgun. He lives and is reeled in a bit, but he's still an almighty JerkAss.

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* CowboyCop: CowboyCop:
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A big no no-no in Jack Webb land. In the episode "A Dead Cop Can't Help Anyone", recurring officer Ed Wells is characterized as a cop of the cowboy variety. He learns his lesson... Via via shotgun. He lives and is reeled in a bit, but he's still an almighty JerkAss.
13th Sep '17 9:12:58 PM Spotts1701
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* BadCopIncompetentCop: A few one-offs, some of whom realize they aren't cut out for the job and others who have to be forced out. Ed Wells is a mild example, in that he tends to believe his way is ''the'' correct way to handle a situation...only for the situation to be badly mishandled.


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** Gus Corbin, a rookie Reed is saddled with in the episode of the same name, has some of these tendencies. He gets chewed out twice for taking reckless chances and "playing with the Academy's money" - once for going into a building without waiting for backup, and again for chasing an armed suspect without backup ''and'' without his gun.
9th May '17 4:31:08 AM bombadil211
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** There 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.

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** There 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.1-Adam-12".
30th Mar '17 2:49:15 PM ZarbiNerada
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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: In one episode, Malloy is injured in a crash, and the radio is hors de combat. Then a murderer with nothing to lose happens by, and, not realizing the radio is kaput, pulls mike out. Malloy is able to cross the now-exposed wires to signal [=***---***=] in Morse Code.
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.
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