History Series / AdamTwelve

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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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.
14th May '16 11:06:48 AM DeisTheAlcano
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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: Season 6, Episode 24's ''A Clinic on 18th Street'' is the pilot for a show featuring the DA Office's Fraud Division. The cast of the pilot (including future ''Series/{{Switch}}''[=/=]''Series/CagneyAndLacey'' star Sharon Gless who gets the WelcomeEpisode treatment), are all listed in the opening credits as "Special Guest Stars". Reed and Malloy only appear in the very begining and very ending of this story of a Doctor peddling electronic health belts to diabetics and fake blindness cures to little girls. Jack Webb directed, but not in his trademark ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' style.

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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: Season 6, Episode 24's ''A Clinic on 18th Street'' is the pilot for a show featuring the DA Office's Fraud Division. The cast of the pilot (including future ''Series/{{Switch}}''[=/=]''Series/CagneyAndLacey'' ''Series/Switch1975''[=/=]''Series/CagneyAndLacey'' star Sharon Gless who gets the WelcomeEpisode treatment), are all listed in the opening credits as "Special Guest Stars". Reed and Malloy only appear in the very begining and very ending of this story of a Doctor peddling electronic health belts to diabetics and fake blindness cures to little girls. Jack Webb directed, but not in his trademark ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}'' style.



** In another episode, Reed and Malloy return to the squad car after having lunch only to find Reed had forgotten to roll up his window....allowing a German Shepherd named Luger to jump into Reed's seat.
--> '''Reed''': Well....he ''is'' a police dog....

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** In another episode, Reed and Malloy return to the squad car after having lunch only to find Reed had forgotten to roll up his window....window... allowing a German Shepherd named Luger to jump into Reed's seat.
--> '''Reed''': -->'''Reed:''' Well....he ''is'' a police dog....
11th Mar '16 10:59:26 PM tmustard
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* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: In the first episode, Malloy preforms CPR on a suffocated infant, who is fine and dandy seconds later. Not at all unrealistic, however, dramatic as it was. Prompt administration of rescue breathing is effective in children in respiratory arrest. It's when respiratory arrest leads to cardiac arrest (which is usually the order of things in children—for adults, it's the opposite) when the odds of survival take a sharp dive. That applies for adults and children, but especially for children who, when they crash, crash very hard. Besides which, the characters all treated it as something of a miracle — Malloy had instructed Reed to inform the parents that their daughter was all but dead already.

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* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: In the first episode, Malloy preforms CPR on a suffocated infant, who is fine and dandy seconds later. Not at all unrealistic, however, dramatic as it was. Prompt administration of rescue breathing is effective in children in respiratory arrest. It's when respiratory arrest leads to cardiac arrest (which is usually the order of things in children—for adults, it's the opposite) children—adults are usually in full arrest already following suffocation or near-drowning) when the odds of survival take a sharp dive. That applies for adults and children, but especially for children who, when children, who compensate well—up to a point. When they crash, they crash very hard. Besides which, the characters all treated it as something of a miracle — Malloy miracle—Malloy had instructed Reed to inform the parents that their daughter was all but dead already.



* DaChief: Mac essentially fills this role for Pete, Jim and the other uniform officers, although in one or two episodes, we also saw the Captain pop up. Mac is more positive than a lot of other examples of this trope, though, more of a ReasonableAuthorityFigure sort.

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* DaChief: Mac essentially fills this role for Pete, Jim and the other uniform uniformed officers, although in one or two episodes, we also saw the Captain pop up. Mac is more positive than a lot of other examples of this trope, though, more though—more of a ReasonableAuthorityFigure sort.
27th Jan '16 10:29:48 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* DeadpanSnarker: Malloy has a very dry sense of humor. He usually doesn't employ it against civilians, but Reed, MacDonald, Wells and others are frequent victims.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Malloy has a very dry sense of humor. He usually doesn't employ it against civilians, but Reed, MacDonald, [=MacDonald=], Wells and others are frequent victims.
26th Nov '15 10:04:10 AM ecuvulle6267
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27th Oct '15 9:04:31 PM chicagomel
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* {{Blackmail}}: The appropriately titled "IAD-Blackmail" has Pete discover that a fellow officer is blackmailing a witness to keep quiet. The officer tries to get Pete on his side after having saved Pete's life earlier in the episode, but Pete just gets ticked off about having his name drug into it.
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