History Series / Banacek

22nd Jul '16 5:11:37 AM foxley
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* KnowledgeBroker: Antique book dealer Felix Muholland fills this role; tracking down whatever esoteric piece of information Banacek needs to crack a particular case. Interestingly, he is the only character who ever refers to Banacek by his first name.
21st Jul '16 1:00:28 AM foxley
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* CymbalBangingMonkey: In "The Three Million Dollar Piracy", a scene opens with a cymbal banging monkey when Banacek visits the office of the president of a toy company. The monkey has no bearing on the plot whatsoever.
21st Jul '16 12:53:57 AM foxley
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* SecretOtherFamily: In "The Three Million Dollar Piracy", Banacek discovers that one of the suspects is married to two different women. A ship's officer, he maintains the charade by telling one wife that he is shipping out a couple of weeks before he actually does, and telling the other that he is returning two weeks after he actually does.
21st Jul '16 12:48:04 AM foxley
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* ForkliftFu: A thief uses a forklift to kill Banacek on the docks in "The Three Million Dollar Piracy".
17th Jul '16 2:49:28 AM foxley
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* DeliveryGuyInfiltration: In "If Max Is So Smart, Why Doesn't He Tell Us Where He Is?", various flunkies are preventing Banacek from getting into a hospital room to talk to the owner of the stolen supercomputer. Banacek dons a white coat, picks up two bunches of flowers and waltzes into her room unnoticed. Bonus points for him proceeding to arrange the flowers in a vase while conducting his interrogation.



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16th Jul '16 7:10:33 PM foxley
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* ComputerEqualsTapedrive: In "If Max Is So Smart, Why Doesn't He Tell Us Where He Is?", the object stolen is Max; a 1970s supercomputer with spinning tape drives and blinking lights that takes up half a room.
16th Jul '16 6:57:34 PM foxley
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* DistractedByTheSexy: A RunningGag in the series is Jay turning up somewhere to deliver a message to Banacek, only to be distracted by the plethora of scantily clad women in the area to the point that he forgets why he is there till Banacek presses him on it.
11th Jul '16 9:45:54 PM foxley
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* MileHighClub: "A Million the Hard Way"

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* MileHighClub: Banacek and his GirlOfTheWeek get it on in a light plane in "A Million the Hard Way"Way".
11th Jul '16 9:43:43 PM foxley
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* FilmTheHand: In "No Stone Unturned", the crane operator does this as the documentary film maker tries to film inside the crane cab as he is loading the sculpture. [[spoiler:Banacek later wonders exactly what it was he didn't want the camera to see.]]
30th Jun '16 4:38:10 PM DrNoPuma
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* CasinoEpisode: One episode is "A Million The Hard Way" in which a casino put $1 million in cash in a display case for patron to pose beside. The money disappears while an elderly couple are being photographed beside it.
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