History Series / AlarmFuerCobra11

11th Jan '16 11:50:30 AM JamesAustin
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German-language [[BuddyCopShow Buddy Cop]] PoliceProcedural ActionAdventureSeries about plainclothes detectives working for the ''[[UsefulNotes/TheSixteenLandsOfDeutschland Nordrhein-Westfalen]] [[UsefulNotes/TheThinFormerlyGreenLine Autobahnpolizei]],'' a police agency responsible for patrolling the ''Autobahn'' superhighways in North-Rhine Westphalia. Just visualise it: This is a petrol-exploding, collaterally-damaging, bullet-spurting take on the legendary hardcore profession of... writing traffic tickets[[note]] and this is about as "hardcore" as it gets on German motorways[[/note]]. A GuiltyPleasure that combines the dead-serious tone and high production values of the ''Series/{{CSI}}'' franchise with car stunts worthy of Creator/MichaelBay or ''TheDukesOfHazzard''. Nearly every episode has at least two or three frenzied chase sequences and at least one multi-car pileup. It's said that the producer had it added to his contract that he could make ''at least'' one pileup and ensuing explosions in ''each'' episode.
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German-language [[BuddyCopShow Buddy Cop]] {{Buddy Cop|Show}} PoliceProcedural ActionAdventureSeries about plainclothes detectives working for the ''[[UsefulNotes/TheSixteenLandsOfDeutschland Nordrhein-Westfalen]] [[UsefulNotes/TheThinFormerlyGreenLine Autobahnpolizei]],'' a police agency responsible for patrolling the ''Autobahn'' superhighways in North-Rhine Westphalia. Just visualise it: This is a petrol-exploding, collaterally-damaging, bullet-spurting take on the legendary hardcore profession of... writing traffic tickets[[note]] and tickets.[[note]]And this is about as "hardcore" as it gets on German motorways[[/note]]. motorways.[[/note]] A GuiltyPleasure that combines the dead-serious tone and high production values of the ''Series/{{CSI}}'' franchise with car stunts worthy of Creator/MichaelBay or ''TheDukesOfHazzard''.''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard''. Nearly every episode has at least two or three frenzied chase sequences and at least one multi-car pileup. It's said that the producer had it added to his contract that he could make ''at least'' one pileup and ensuing explosions in ''each'' episode.
11th Jan '16 11:41:41 AM JamesAustin
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Zero Context Example (just putting the title of an episode in which the trope happens isn't enough), Example Indentation in Trope Lists, Useful Notes aren't tropes, removing dead YouTube links
Germany's ''[[GermanPeculiarities Autobahnen]]'' are the safest superhighways in the world (despite not having a mandatory speed limit), but [[RealityIsUnrealistic you'd never know it from watching this show.]] German-language [[BuddyCopShow Buddy Cop]] PoliceProcedural ActionAdventureSeries about plainclothes detectives working for the ''[[TheSixteenLandsOfDeutschland Nordrhein-Westfalen]] [[UsefulNotes/TheThinFormerlyGreenLine Autobahnpolizei]],'' a police agency responsible for patrolling the ''Autobahn'' superhighways in North-Rhine Westphalia.
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Germany's ''[[GermanPeculiarities ''[[UsefulNotes/GermanPeculiarities Autobahnen]]'' are the safest superhighways in the world (despite not having a mandatory speed limit), but [[RealityIsUnrealistic you'd never know it from watching this show.]] German-language [[BuddyCopShow Buddy Cop]] PoliceProcedural ActionAdventureSeries about plainclothes detectives working for the ''[[TheSixteenLandsOfDeutschland ''[[UsefulNotes/TheSixteenLandsOfDeutschland Nordrhein-Westfalen]] [[UsefulNotes/TheThinFormerlyGreenLine Autobahnpolizei]],'' a police agency responsible for patrolling the ''Autobahn'' superhighways in North-Rhine Westphalia.

tl;dr version: German ''Series/CHIPs''. With CarFu.
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tl;dr version: German ''Series/CHIPs''.''Series/{{CHiPs}}''. With CarFu.

* AbridgedSeries: The comedy show ''FreitagNachtNews'', which was produced by the same network, regularly featured an alternate dub parody. * ActionFilmQuietDramaScene * ADayInTheLimelight -- the show is pretty generous about featuring the supporting cast members * AirVentPassageway -- "Das Versprechen" (laundry chute)
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* AbridgedSeries: The comedy show ''FreitagNachtNews'', ''Freitag Nacht News'', which was produced by the same network, regularly featured an alternate dub parody. * %%* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene * ADayInTheLimelight -- the ADayInTheLimelight: The show is pretty generous about featuring the supporting cast members members. * AirVentPassageway -- AirVentPassageway: A laundry chute is used as this in "Das Versprechen" (laundry chute)Versprechen".

* BashBrothers -- Semir Gerkhan and each of his many partners * BenevolentBoss -- Anna Engelhardt * TheBerlinRepublic -- set in PresentDay North Rhine-Westphalia * BigDamnHeroes -- Semir Gerkhan * BoundAndGagged * BuddyCopShow * BusFullOfInnocents -- played straight in "Todesfahrt der Linie 834"; subverted in "Tulpen aus Amsterdam", where the folks on the bus were part of the conspiracy * ChaseScene -- at least OnceAnEpisode, usually two or three times ** BabyCarriage ** BlindAlley ** CardboardBoxes -- the show is particularly fond of cargo falling off of trucks ** CarFu -- a fine example in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opV5ferHeWs Lauras Entscheidung]]," with Tom using the door of Semir's speeding Bimmer to wallop a bad guy as they blow past him ** ClimbingClimax ** DarkenedBuildingShootout ** EveryCarIsAPinto -- and so is every truck, bus, trolley, railroad car, and building in the Federal Republic of Germany. Who knew Mercedes-Benzes blow up that easily? ** FruitCart -- "Hasen und Igel" ** HeroStoleMyBike -- "Alte Schule" ** HotPursuit -- the only kind they know ** LemmingCops ** MagicBrakes ** OneDimensionalThinking ** LeParkour ** PursuedProtagonist ** RoadBlock ** RoofHopping ** SheetOfGlass -- "Flashback" ** SloMoBigAir -- a particularly good example [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmVibchpYlQ here]]. ** ToyotaTripwire ** TryAndFollow ** UnderTheTruck -- often done with a car * CoolCar -- Semir's 3-series BMW, Horst & Diether's Porsche 911 patrol car ** CoolTank -- the stolen Leopard 2 main battle tank in "Ein Leopard läuft Amok" ** Cool Special Guestcar. One episode ("Freundschaft") featured the Maybach [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maybach_Exelero Exelero]] * CorruptCorporateExecutive -- "Außer Kontrolle," "Flashback," and many others * CuffsOffRubWrists * DeadStarWalking -- Ingo Fischer * DemotedToExtra -- Andrea after she married Semir, she reappers only occasionally as a guest star. * DramaticShattering -- "Black Out" * DomesticAbuse -- "Zivilcourage," "Hasen und Igel;" Laura in "Lauras Entscheidung" arranged her disappearance to escape this * DoubleMeaningTitle -- "Alte Schule" ("Old School"). Semir investigates the murder of one of the teachers from his old high school; because his usual partner (Chris Ritter) is in the hospital, he's paired up with an older officer (Diether Bonrath) who does things the "old school" way. * EmpathyDollShot -- "Außer Kontrolle" * EverybodyOwnsAFord -- Averted, different makes are used. And to take it literally, the main characters' cars are ''not'' Fords even though they work for the cops in ''the city where Ford of Germany is based''. ** But BMW sponsored many cars. Aside the 3 series, BMW showcased several brand new cars and bikes in episodes. Examples are the BMW X1 in "Das Ende der Welt", the BMW 5 series in "Lackschäden" and the BMW X5 in "Tote kehren nicht zurück". * FairCop -- Andrea Schäfer, Petra Schubert, Susanne König, Susanna von Landitz from "Team 2" * FlashedBadgeHijack -- nearly every week * GoAmongMadPeople -- Frau Schneider in "Das Versprechen" * HandyCuffs * HeroicBystander * HeyCatch * HoistByHisOwnPetard -- often happens to the villain in the climactic action sequence * IHaveYourWife -- "Heldentage", "Kleine Schwester",...pretty much about half the episodes * ImpressivePyrotechnics -- from all the StuffBlowingUp, with a particular fondness for exploding tank trucks * IndyEscape * InnocentBystander
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%%* BabyCarriage * BashBrothers -- BashBrothers: Semir Gerkhan and each of his many partners * BenevolentBoss -- partners. %%* BenevolentBoss: Anna Engelhardt * TheBerlinRepublic -- set in PresentDay North Rhine-Westphalia * BigDamnHeroes -- BigDamnHeroes: Semir Gerkhan * Gerkhan will often save the day in the nick of time. %%* BlindAlley %%* BoundAndGagged * %%* BuddyCopShow * BusFullOfInnocents -- played BusFullOfInnocents: Played straight in "Todesfahrt der Linie 834"; subverted in "Tulpen aus Amsterdam", where the folks on the bus were part of the conspiracy conspiracy. * ChaseScene -- at least OnceAnEpisode, usually two or three times ** BabyCarriage ** BlindAlley ** CardboardBoxes -- the CardboardBoxes: The show is particularly fond of cargo falling off of trucks ** CarFu -- a trucks during {{Chase Scene}}s. * CarFu: A fine example in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opV5ferHeWs Lauras Entscheidung]]," "Lauras Entscheidung," with Tom using the door of Semir's speeding Bimmer to wallop a bad guy as they blow past him ** him. %%* ClimbingClimax * ChaseScene: At least OnceAnEpisode, usually two or three times. * CoolCar: ** DarkenedBuildingShootout ** EveryCarIsAPinto -- and so is every truck, bus, trolley, railroad car, and building in the Federal Republic of Germany. Who knew Mercedes-Benzes blow up that easily? ** FruitCart -- "Hasen und Igel" ** HeroStoleMyBike -- "Alte Schule" ** HotPursuit -- the only kind they know ** LemmingCops ** MagicBrakes ** OneDimensionalThinking ** LeParkour ** PursuedProtagonist ** RoadBlock ** RoofHopping ** SheetOfGlass -- "Flashback" ** SloMoBigAir -- a particularly good example [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmVibchpYlQ here]]. ** ToyotaTripwire ** TryAndFollow ** UnderTheTruck -- often done with a car * CoolCar -- Semir's 3-series BMW, Horst & Diether's Porsche 911 patrol car car. ** CoolTank -- the stolen Leopard 2 main battle tank in "Ein Leopard läuft Amok" ** In a case of Cool Special Guestcar. One Guestcar, one episode ("Freundschaft") featured the Maybach [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maybach_Exelero Exelero]] * CorruptCorporateExecutive -- Maybach Exelero.]] %%* CorruptCorporateExecutive: "Außer Kontrolle," "Flashback," and many others * "Flashback" %%* CuffsOffRubWrists %%* DarkenedBuildingShootout * DeadStarWalking -- DeadStarWalking: Rainer Strecker as Ingo Fischer Fischer, one of the first two detectives. Strecker left the series after just two episodes, being replaced by Erdoğan Atalay's long-running Semir Gerkhan. * DemotedToExtra -- Andrea DemotedToExtra: Andrea, after she married Semir, Semir; she reappers only occasionally as a guest star. * DramaticShattering -- %%* DramaticShattering: "Black Out" * DomesticAbuse -- "Zivilcourage," DomesticAbuse: Featured in episodes such as "Zivilcourage" and "Hasen und Igel;" Laura in "Lauras Entscheidung" arranged her disappearance to escape this this. * DoubleMeaningTitle -- DoubleMeaningTitle: "Alte Schule" ("Old School"). Semir investigates the murder of one of the teachers from his old high school; because his usual partner (Chris Ritter) is in the hospital, he's paired up with an older officer (Diether Bonrath) who does things the "old school" way. * EmpathyDollShot -- %%* EmpathyDollShot: "Außer Kontrolle" * EverybodyOwnsAFord -- EverybodyOwnsAFord: ** Averted, different makes brands are used. And to take it literally, the main characters' cars are ''not'' Fords Fords, even though they work for the cops in ''the city where Ford of Germany is based''. ** But Played straight when BMW sponsored many cars. Aside the 3 series, BMW showcased several brand new cars and bikes in episodes. Examples are the BMW X1 in "Das Ende der Welt", the BMW 5 series in "Lackschäden" and the BMW X5 in "Tote kehren nicht zurück". * FairCop -- EveryCarIsAPinto: And so is every truck, bus, trolley, railroad car, and building in the Federal Republic of Germany. Who knew Mercedes-Benzes blow up that easily? * FairCop: Andrea Schäfer, Petra Schubert, Susanne König, and Susanna von Landitz from "Team 2" 2" are all young and attractive. * FlashedBadgeHijack -- FlashedBadgeHijack: With the amount of pursuits that happen, this occurs nearly every week * GoAmongMadPeople -- week. %%* FruitCart: "Hasen und Igel" %%* GoAmongMadPeople: Frau Schneider in "Das Versprechen" * %%* HandyCuffs * %%* HeroicBystander * %%* HeroStoleMyBike: "Alte Schule" %%* HeyCatch * HoistByHisOwnPetard -- often happens to the villain in the climactic action sequence * IHaveYourWife -- %%* HoistByHisOwnPetard %%* HotPursuit %%* IHaveYourWife: "Heldentage", "Kleine Schwester",...pretty much about half the episodes Schwester" * ImpressivePyrotechnics -- from ImpressivePyrotechnics: From all the StuffBlowingUp, with a particular fondness for exploding tank trucks * trucks. %%* IndyEscape * %%* InnocentBystander

-->'''Semir''': My Car!\\ '''Ben''': You always wanted a convertible. * InstantDeathBullet * ItsPersonal -- Semir, when pursuing Tom Kranich's killer in "Auf Leben und Tod", and when trying to bring Chris Ritter's to justice in "Auf eigene Faust" ** Also, Tom Kranich in "Doppelter Alptraum"; Horst in "Alte Freunde" * JurisdictionFriction -- "Kleine Schwester", "Unter Feinden", "Kurzes Glück" * JustKeepDriving: Almost in every episode the main characters overtake several cars while shooting at the bad guys or doing other dangerous stuff. But when the hell breaks loose and everyone crashes, cars that were overtaken before also crash into the pileup. Why didn't they stop when they saw someone shooting? That always results in a crash! * TheKillerBecomesTheKilled -- the jewel thief in "Am Abgrund", for instance * TheLabRat -- Hartmut * LampshadeHanging -- In nearly every episode, at least one ''Dienstwagen'' (official vehicle)--usually Semir's 3-series BMW or his partner's E-Class Mercedes--is demolished. In later seasons, the show has begun lampshading this.
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-->'''Semir''': -->'''Semir:''' My Car!\\ '''Ben''': car!\\ '''Ben:''' You always wanted a convertible. * %%* InstantDeathBullet * ItsPersonal -- ItsPersonal: ** Semir, when pursuing Tom Kranich's killer in "Auf Leben und Tod", and when trying to bring Chris Ritter's to justice in "Auf eigene Faust" Faust." ** Also, Tom Kranich in "Doppelter Alptraum"; Horst in "Alte Freunde" * JurisdictionFriction -- Freunde." %%* JurisdictionFriction: "Kleine Schwester", "Unter Feinden", "Kurzes Glück" * JustKeepDriving: Almost in every episode the main characters overtake several cars while shooting at the bad guys or doing other dangerous stuff. But when the hell breaks loose and everyone crashes, cars that were overtaken before also crash into the pileup. Why pileup, which makes one wonder, why didn't they stop when they saw someone shooting? That always results in a crash! * TheKillerBecomesTheKilled -- the jewel thief in shooting? %%* TheKillerBecomesTheKilled: "Am Abgrund", for instance * TheLabRat -- Abgrund" %%* TheLabRat: Hartmut * LampshadeHanging -- LampshadeHanging: In nearly every episode, at least one ''Dienstwagen'' (official vehicle)--usually Semir's 3-series BMW or his partner's E-Class Mercedes--is demolished. In later seasons, the show has begun lampshading this.this:

** See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR9Lq3U2u-Y this promo]], in which Semir calls the ''Chefin'' to request a new ''Dienstwagen'' and HilarityEnsues. * LandMineGoesClick -- "Unter Feuer" * LawOfConservationOfDetail -- if there's a car pulling a trailer and a tanker truck with hazmat placards in an EstablishingShot of the ''Autobahn,'' ** there ''will'' be a crash, ** a vehicle ''will'' crash through the trailer, and ** the tanker truck ''will'' explode * LetsGetDangerous -- Diether Bonrath in "Zivilcourage" * [[LicensedGame Licensed Games]]: Under the name "Crash Time" * LinkedListClueMethodology * MakeItLookLikeAnAccident -- a common tactic of the bad guys * MalevolentMaskedMen * ManOnFire * MeaningfulBackgroundEvent -- in any in-the-car scene where the camera is looking at Semir and his partner through the windshield, watch the traffic in the rear window. You'll often see a plot development coming up behind them. * MexicanStandoff -- in "Schmölders Traum", occurred between three cars running doorhandle-to-doorhandle at freeway speed. Watch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbUzgujhbh4 here]]. * AMillionIsAStatistic -- with all those colossal multi-car pileups and vehicles thrown hundreds of feet in the air, there have to be fatalities * MistakenForCheating -- "Unter Verdacht," in which Semir is framed for murder ''and'' made to look unfaithful in one fell swoop * TheMole -- "Todfeinde" * MonumentalBattle -- Urban action sequences often have the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cologne_cathedral Cologne Cathedral]] or Rhine river bridges in the background. In "Kein Weg zurück", there is a chase sequence involving the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:H_bahn_dortmund1.jpg Dortmund "H-Bahn" monorail]]. Watch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DomPq5EvpyY here]]. * MrFanservice -- Ben Jäger * MurderDotCom -- "Begraben" * NecroNonSequitur * NoOSHACompliance -- when a factory is abandoned, no one ever bothers to drain the propane tanks or remove the hazmat inventory * OnceAnEpisode -- the big ChaseScene, with cars crashing and flying through the air and ImpressivePyrotechnics from all the StuffBlowingUp * OpeningNarration * OutrunTheFireball * PerpSweating -- "Rabenmutter" has a particularly good example * RunawayTrain -- using buses and trucks * SaveTheVillain -- "Der neue Partner", among several examples * ScreamingWoman * ShoutOut -- "Rhein in Flammen" featured what might be called a "''Series/MiamiVice'' tribute montage," complete with the theme music. * SkeletonKeyCard -- ''Autobahnpolizei'' ID cards seem to be quite useful for this * SlowMotionPassBy -- "Todfeinde", and many others * SuicideByCop -- occurs in "Geliebter Feind"; averted at the last possible moment in "Kein Weg zurück" * SuperWindowJump -- using [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBeKH7NTznw&feature=related cars]]! * TelecomTree * UsefulNotes/TheThinFormerlyGreenLine -- The two protagonists work for the ''Autobahn''-division of the Northrhine-Westphalia State Police. * TimeBomb -- often with a convenient digital readout * TraintopBattle -- done with trucks and buses * TraumaInducedAmnesia -- "Flashback" * TreasureMap -- "Die schwarze Madonna", a charming [[NinjaPirateRobotZombie mash-up]] of ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' and ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'' [[RecycledInSpace on the Autobahn]] with [[McNinja ninjas]] and StuffBlowingUp! * UnknownAssailant -- so many episodes begin with the UnknownAssailant (often a pair of MalevolentMaskedMen) chasing the PursuedProtagonist down the ''Autobahn'' that this could almost be its own trope * UpToEleven -- the first big action sequence in "Auf eigne Faust." A police convoy carrying a key witness to the courthouse is shot up by associates of the [[TheMafia organized crime]] boss on trial--using attack helicopters. * UrbanLegends * VaporTrail -- "Highway Maniac", "Todesfahrt der Linie 834", "Tödliche Bewährung", and many more * WesternTerrorists -- several examples, most notably "Stadt in Angst" * WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer -- the resolution to most episodes seems to require a high-speed chase down the nearest ''Autobahn'' * WithMyHandsTied -- in "Hals- und Beinbruch", Semir nearly defeats a bad guy in hand-to-hand combat despite having one leg in a cast * WordSaladTitle -- Averted. It may look like one without the umlaut, but it merely translates as "Emergency for Cobra 11". * WrongfulAccusationInsurance -- "Am Abgrund", "Unter Verdacht", and many, many more. * YouJustToldMe
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** See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR9Lq3U2u-Y this promo]], There's a promo in which Semir calls the ''Chefin'' to request a new ''Dienstwagen'' and ''Dienstwagen''. HilarityEnsues. * LandMineGoesClick -- %%* LandMineGoesClick: "Unter Feuer" * LawOfConservationOfDetail -- if LawOfConservationOfDetail: If there's a car pulling a trailer and a tanker truck with hazmat placards in an EstablishingShot of the ''Autobahn,'' ** there ''Autobahn'': There ''will'' be a crash, ** crash, a vehicle ''will'' crash through the trailer, and ** and the tanker truck ''will'' explode * LetsGetDangerous -- explode. %%* LemmingCops %%* LetsGetDangerous: Diether Bonrath in "Zivilcourage" * [[LicensedGame Licensed Games]]: Under LicensedGame: Several video games based on the series have been made, under the name "Crash Time" * Time." %%* LinkedListClueMethodology * MakeItLookLikeAnAccident -- a common tactic of the bad guys * %%* MagicBrakes %%* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident %%* MalevolentMaskedMen * %%* ManOnFire * MeaningfulBackgroundEvent -- in MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: In any in-the-car scene where the camera is looking at Semir and his partner through the windshield, watch the traffic in the rear window. You'll often see a plot development coming up behind them. * MexicanStandoff -- in MexicanStandoff: In "Schmölders Traum", occurred between three cars running doorhandle-to-doorhandle at freeway speed. Watch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbUzgujhbh4 here]]. speed. * AMillionIsAStatistic -- with all those colossal multi-car pileups and vehicles thrown hundreds of feet in the air, there have to be fatalities * MistakenForCheating -- MistakenForCheating: "Unter Verdacht," in which Semir is framed for murder ''and'' made to look unfaithful in one fell swoop * TheMole -- swoop. %%* TheMole: "Todfeinde" * MonumentalBattle -- MonumentalBattle: Urban action sequences often have the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cologne_cathedral Cologne Cathedral]] or Rhine river bridges in the background. In "Kein Weg zurück", there is a chase sequence involving the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:H_bahn_dortmund1.jpg Dortmund "H-Bahn" monorail]]. Watch [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DomPq5EvpyY here]]. * MrFanservice -- monorail]]. %%* MrFanservice: Ben Jäger * MurderDotCom -- %%* MurderDotCom: "Begraben" * %%* NecroNonSequitur * NoOSHACompliance -- when a NoOSHACompliance: One episode showed an abandoned factory is abandoned, in which no one apparently ever bothers bothered to drain the propane tanks or remove the hazmat inventory inventory. * OnceAnEpisode -- the OnceAnEpisode: The big ChaseScene, with cars crashing and flying through the air and ImpressivePyrotechnics from all the StuffBlowingUp StuffBlowingUp. * OpeningNarration * OpeningNarration: ** The opening titles of the first 158 episodes (1996-2006) had the following: --->''Ihr Revier ist die Autobahn'' (Their precinct is the ''Autobahn'')\\ ''Ihr Tempo ist mörderisch'' (They work at break-neck speed)\\ ''Ihre Gegner: Autoschieber, Mörder und Erpresser'' (They're up against car thieves, burglars, and extortionists)\\ ''Einsatz rund um die Uhr für die Männer von Cobra 11'' (They're on call around the clock, the men of Cobra 11)\\ ''Unsere Sicherheit ist ihr Job'' (Our safety is their job). ** During episodes 159-243 (2007-2012), the opening narration was: --->''Ihr Revier ist die Autobahn'' (Their precinct is the ''Autobahn'')\\ ''Ihr Einsatz heißt: volles Tempo'' (Their mission: Full speed)\\ ''Ihre Gegner von heute: extrem schnell und gefährlich'' (Their enemies today: Extremely fast and dangerous)\\ ''Verbrechen ohne Limit – Jeder Einsatz volles Risiko'' (Crimes without limit – every job at full risk)\\ ''für die Männer von Cobra 11'' (For the men of Cobra 11). ** Since episode 244 (2013-), the opening narration has been: --->''Ihr Revier ist die Autobahn.'' (Their precinct is the ''Autobahn'')\\ ''Ihre Gegner: extrem schnell und gefährlich.'' (Their enemies: Extremely quick and dangerous)\\ ''Verbrechen ohne Limit.'' (Crimes without limit)\\ ''Jeder Einsatz - volles Risiko'' (Every job: At full risk)\\ ''für die Männer von Cobra 11.'' (For the men of Cobra 11) %%* OutrunTheFireball * PerpSweating -- "Rabenmutter" has a particularly good example * RunawayTrain -- using buses and trucks * SaveTheVillain -- %%* LeParkour %%* PerpSweating: "Rabenmutter" %%* PursuedProtagonist %%* RoadBlock %%* RoofHopping %%* RunawayTrain %%* SaveTheVillain: "Der neue Partner", among several examples * Partner" %%* ScreamingWoman %%* SheetOfGlass: "Flashback" * ShoutOut -- ShoutOut: "Rhein in Flammen" featured what might be called a "''Series/MiamiVice'' tribute montage," complete with the theme music. * SkeletonKeyCard -- SkeletonKeyCard: ''Autobahnpolizei'' ID cards seem to be quite useful for this * SlowMotionPassBy -- "Todfeinde", and many others * SuicideByCop -- occurs in this. %%* SloMoBigAir %%* SlowMotionPassBy: "Todfeinde" %%* SuicideByCop: "Geliebter Feind"; averted at the last possible moment in "Kein Weg zurück" %%* SuperWindowJump * SuperWindowJump -- using [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBeKH7NTznw&feature=related cars]]! * TankGoodness: The stolen Leopard 2 main battle tank in "Ein Leopard läuft Amok." %%* TelecomTree * UsefulNotes/TheThinFormerlyGreenLine -- TheresNoKillLikeOverkill: The two protagonists work for the ''Autobahn''-division of the Northrhine-Westphalia State Police. * TimeBomb -- often with a convenient digital readout * TraintopBattle -- done with trucks and buses * TraumaInducedAmnesia -- "Flashback" * TreasureMap -- "Die schwarze Madonna", a charming [[NinjaPirateRobotZombie mash-up]] of ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' and ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'' [[RecycledInSpace on the Autobahn]] with [[McNinja ninjas]] and StuffBlowingUp! * UnknownAssailant -- so many episodes begin with the UnknownAssailant (often a pair of MalevolentMaskedMen) chasing the PursuedProtagonist down the ''Autobahn'' that this could almost be its own trope * UpToEleven -- the first big action sequence in "Auf eigne Faust." A police convoy carrying a key witness to the courthouse is shot up by associates of the [[TheMafia organized crime]] boss on trial--using attack helicopters. %%* TimeBomb %%* ToyotaTripwire %%* TraintopBattle %%* TraumaInducedAmnesia: "Flashback" * TreasureMap: "Die schwarze Madonna", a charming [[NinjaPirateRobotZombie mash-up]] of ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' and ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'' [[RecycledInSpace on the Autobahn]] with ninjas and StuffBlowingUp! %%* TryAndFollow * UnderTheTruck: Often done during pursuits. All the more impressive is that it's often done with a car. * UpToEleven: The first big action sequence in "Auf eigne Faust." A police convoy carrying a key witness to the courthouse is shot up by associates of the [[TheMafia organized crime]] boss on trial--using attack helicopters. %%* UrbanLegends * VaporTrail -- %%* VaporTrail: "Highway Maniac", "Todesfahrt der Linie 834", "Tödliche Bewährung", and many more Bewährung" %%* WesternTerrorists * WesternTerrorists -- several examples, most notably "Stadt in Angst" * WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer -- the WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: The resolution to most episodes seems to require a high-speed chase down the nearest ''Autobahn'' ''Autobahn''. * WithMyHandsTied -- in WithMyHandsTied: In "Hals- und Beinbruch", Semir nearly defeats a bad guy in hand-to-hand combat despite having one leg in a cast cast. * WordSaladTitle -- WordSaladTitle: Averted. It may look like one without the umlaut, but it merely translates as "Emergency for Cobra 11". * WrongfulAccusationInsurance -- %%* WrongfulAccusationInsurance: "Am Abgrund", "Unter Verdacht", and many, many more. * Verdacht" %%* YouJustToldMe
27th Aug '15 12:29:46 PM jeez
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Think about it. A petrol-exploding, collaterally-damaging, bullet-spurting take on the legendary hardcore profession of... writing traffic tickets[[note]] and this is about as "hardcore" as it gets on German motorways[[/note]].
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Think about it. A Just visualise it: This is a petrol-exploding, collaterally-damaging, bullet-spurting take on the legendary hardcore profession of... writing traffic tickets[[note]] and this is about as "hardcore" as it gets on German motorways[[/note]].
24th Jul '15 11:02:56 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut -- "Rhein in Flammen" featured what might be called a "''MiamiVice'' tribute montage," complete with the ''MiamiVice'' theme music
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* ShoutOut -- "Rhein in Flammen" featured what might be called a "''MiamiVice'' "''Series/MiamiVice'' tribute montage," complete with the ''MiamiVice'' theme musicmusic.
4th Jun '15 5:28:50 AM DavidCowie
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* LampshadeHanging -- In nearly every episode, at least one ''Dienstwagen'' (official vehicle)--usually Semir's 3-series BMW or his partner's E-Class Mercedes--is demolished. (See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgYE4DGzkss this fan-edited video]], which is nothing but three and a half minutes of Semir wrecking one BMW after another.) In later seasons, the show has begun lampshading this.
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* LampshadeHanging -- In nearly every episode, at least one ''Dienstwagen'' (official vehicle)--usually Semir's 3-series BMW or his partner's E-Class Mercedes--is demolished. (See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgYE4DGzkss this fan-edited video]], which is nothing but three and a half minutes of Semir wrecking one BMW after another.) In later seasons, the show has begun lampshading this.
25th May '15 6:20:34 AM jormis29
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* InstantConvertible: At the beginning of the "Die Braut" episode, a drowsy driver crashes his truck in front of Semir's car and he is unable to stop before the impact of the trailer rips off the roof. -->'''Semir''': My Car!\\ '''Ben''': You always wanted a convertible.
18th Feb '15 4:13:07 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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moving to Trivia.
* ActorAllusion -- in the opening ChaseScene of "Operation Gemini," Semir commandeers a tanker truck to go after the escaping bad guys. (This being ''Cobra 11,'' it later crashes and [[EveryCarIsAPinto explodes]].) The truck is lettered for a fictional company, "''Atalay'' GMBH". Semir is played by actor Erdogan Atalay.
21st Jan '15 3:22:36 PM Purzel89
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** But BMW sponsored many cars. Aside the 3 series, BMW showcased several brand new cars and bikes in episodes. Examples are the BMW X1 in "Das Ende der Welt", the BMW 5 series in "Lackschäden" and the BMW X5 in "Tote kehren nicht zurück".
4th Aug '14 7:18:53 AM jeez
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German-language [[BuddyCopShow Buddy Cop]] PoliceProcedural ActionAdventureSeries about plainclothes detectives working for the ''[[TheSixteenLandsOfDeutschland Nordrhein-Westfalen]] Autobahnpolizei,'' a police agency responsible for patrolling the ''Autobahn'' superhighways in North-Rhine Westphalia.
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German-language [[BuddyCopShow Buddy Cop]] PoliceProcedural ActionAdventureSeries about plainclothes detectives working for the ''[[TheSixteenLandsOfDeutschland Nordrhein-Westfalen]] Autobahnpolizei,'' [[UsefulNotes/TheThinFormerlyGreenLine Autobahnpolizei]],'' a police agency responsible for patrolling the ''Autobahn'' superhighways in North-Rhine Westphalia.

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German-language [[BuddyCopShow Buddy Cop]] PoliceProcedural ActionAdventureSeries about plainclothes detectives working * UsefulNotes/TheThinFormerlyGreenLine -- The two protagonists work for the ''[[TheSixteenLandsOfDeutschland Nordrhein-Westfalen]] Autobahnpolizei,'' a police agency responsible for patrolling ''Autobahn''-division of the ''Autobahn'' superhighways in North-Rhine Westphalia. Northrhine-Westphalia State Police.
13th May '14 6:12:21 AM Purzel89
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* JustKeepDriving: Almost in every episode the main characters overtake several cars while shooting at the bad guys or doing other dangerous stuff. But when the hell breaks loose and everyone crashes, cars that were overtaken before also crash into the pileup. Why didn't they stop when they saw someone shooting? That always results in a crash!
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