History Series / CagneyAndLacey

16th Aug '16 9:54:32 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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Was recently repeated on Creator/{{BBC}}2 on weekday afternoons. (Oct-Dec 2013, March 2014 - currently running) Terrestrial station This TV also currently airs three reruns Sundays at 8, 9, & 10/9 pm Central.

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Was recently repeated on Creator/{{BBC}}2 on weekday afternoons. (Oct-Dec 2013, March 2014 - currently running) Terrestrial station This TV also currently airs three reruns Sundays at 8, 9, 8/7 pm, 9/8 pm, & 10/9 pm Central.
16th Aug '16 9:53:26 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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Was recently repeated on Creator/{{BBC}}2 on weekday afternoons. (Oct-Dec 2013, March 2014 - currently running)

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Was recently repeated on Creator/{{BBC}}2 on weekday afternoons. (Oct-Dec 2013, March 2014 - currently running)running) Terrestrial station This TV also currently airs three reruns Sundays at 8, 9, & 10/9 pm Central.
3rd Feb '16 4:07:23 AM CrypticMirror
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%% ShirtlessScene is a ZCE as written. You should at least mention who goes shirtless.
%% * ShirtlessScene: Given this show was for the ladies, {{Fanservice}} for them was only fair. Plus it was the best kind that TV standards at the time would allow.

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%% ShirtlessScene is a ZCE as written. You should at least mention who goes shirtless.
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* ShirtlessScene: They even put one of these in the title sequence with Detective Isbecki stripped to the waist. The show was not shy about having him change shirts in the middle of the squadroom or have Christine and Mary Beth walk in on him changing. Given this show was for the ladies, this {{Fanservice}} for them was only fair. Plus it was the best kind that TV standards at the time would allow.
3rd Feb '16 3:50:12 AM GnomeTitan
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* ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'': "Grabme & Spacey."
-->"We're StarskyAndHutch! We want to report a robbery! Somebody stole our show and replaced us with two women detectives!"
3rd Feb '16 3:49:14 AM GnomeTitan
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%% Zero Context Examples have been commented out. Please provide context before removing the comment markers.



* ActionGirl: Both leads, being female cops, qualify for this trope.
* TheBigRottenApple: This was a New York that was still mired in the various troubles and squalor that defined it for most of the late 20thC. A lot of the crimes in the series related to the gang turf wars, social divisions, and the poverty inherent in the city.
* BuddyCopShow: a rare female example, possibly the first.
* CopShow
* ChaseScene
* DirtyHarriet: Both characters in the very first episode. Lampshaded:

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* ActionGirl: Both leads, being female cops, leads qualify for this trope.
trope. Two female cops working as partners have to be able to handle some action.
* TheBigRottenApple: This was a The New York that was City in the series is still mired in the various troubles and squalor that defined it for most of the late 20thC. 20th century. A lot of the crimes in the series related relates to the gang turf wars, social divisions, and the poverty inherent in the city.
* BuddyCopShow: a rare Possibly the first example with two female example, possibly the first.
* CopShow
cops.
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* ChaseScene
* DirtyHarriet: Both characters go undercover as prostitutes in the very first episode. Lampshaded:



* DrivesLikeCrazy: Christine apparently drives like this, mainly we just get to see Mary Beth's reaction shots from inside the car though due to the budget.
* TheEighties: made and set in the decade. Occasionally it shows.

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* DrivesLikeCrazy: Christine apparently drives like this, though we mainly we just get to see Mary Beth's reaction shots from inside the car though due to the budget.
* TheEighties: made and set in the decade. Occasionally it shows.
car.



* EntitledToHaveYou: "Rules of the Game" introduces a high-flying Detective Captain decides that he's entitled to have Chris after she engages in some (very) mild flirting. He threatens her career and even her job itself if she turns him down. He thinks that mild-flirting means that Christine doesn't have the right to turn him down.
* GoodCopBadCop: Regularly used, often Christine will play the bad cop, then Mary Beth will act all sweet and conciliatory. Watch out, however, if [[BewareTheNiceOnes Mary Beth plays bad cop]] because then there is trouble.

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* EntitledToHaveYou: "Rules of the Game" introduces a high-flying Detective Captain decides who engages in some mild flirting with Chris, which makes him think that he's entitled to have Chris after she engages in some (very) mild flirting. Chris. He threatens her career and even her job itself job if she turns him down. He thinks that mild-flirting means that Christine doesn't have the right to turn him down.
down.
* GoodCopBadCop: Regularly used, often used. Often Christine will play the bad cop, then Mary Beth will act all sweet and conciliatory. Watch out, however, if [[BewareTheNiceOnes Mary Beth plays bad cop]] because then there is trouble.



* LovelyAngels: the title characters, naturally.

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* LovelyAngels: the The title characters, naturally.characters.



* NameAndName

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* NameAndNameNameAndName: The show's title is the names of the protagonists.



* ShirtlessScene: Given this show was for the ladies, {{Fanservice}} for them was only fair. Plus it was the best kind that TV standards at the time would allow.

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%% ShirtlessScene is a ZCE as written. You should at least mention who goes shirtless.
%%
* ShirtlessScene: Given this show was for the ladies, {{Fanservice}} for them was only fair. Plus it was the best kind that TV standards at the time would allow.
5th Aug '15 3:26:20 PM Prfnoff
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* SoundtrackDissonance: You wouldn't expect a show with frequent DownerEndings to have such an upbeat, cheerful theme tune. (In fact, when Bill Conti was signed to compose a new theme from season two onwards, he was specifically told to not advertise that it was for a cop show because CBS had scheduled it after a comedy[[note]]it aired for most of its run on Mondays at 10pm, after first ''Series/{{Newhart}}'' and then ''Series/DesigningWomen''[[/note]] and they didn't want to lose the audience.)

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* SoundtrackDissonance: You wouldn't expect a show with frequent DownerEndings {{Downer Ending}}s to have such an upbeat, cheerful theme tune. (In fact, when Bill Conti was signed to compose a new theme from season two onwards, he was specifically told to not advertise that it was for a cop show because CBS had scheduled it after a comedy[[note]]it aired for most of its run on Mondays at 10pm, after first ''Series/{{Newhart}}'' and then ''Series/DesigningWomen''[[/note]] and they didn't want to lose the audience.)
18th Apr '15 9:54:16 AM glickmam
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* SaltAndPepper: One of the other detective pairs, who would occasionally get ADayInTheLimelight, of Petrie and Isbecki. In contrast to the usual, the black detective, Petrie, was the firmly middle class buttoned up by-the-book cop and the white Isbecki was the streetwise rebel.

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* SaltAndPepper: One of the other detective pairs, who would occasionally get ADayInTheLimelight, of Marcus Petrie and Victor Isbecki. In contrast to the usual, the black detective, Petrie, was the firmly middle class buttoned up by-the-book cop and the white Isbecki was the streetwise rebel.
3rd Mar '15 12:26:10 PM Cindylover1969
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Added DiffLines:

* ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'': "Grabme & Spacey."
-->"We're StarskyAndHutch! We want to report a robbery! Somebody stole our show and replaced us with two women detectives!"


Added DiffLines:

* SoundtrackDissonance: You wouldn't expect a show with frequent DownerEndings to have such an upbeat, cheerful theme tune. (In fact, when Bill Conti was signed to compose a new theme from season two onwards, he was specifically told to not advertise that it was for a cop show because CBS had scheduled it after a comedy[[note]]it aired for most of its run on Mondays at 10pm, after first ''Series/{{Newhart}}'' and then ''Series/DesigningWomen''[[/note]] and they didn't want to lose the audience.)
21st Feb '15 9:53:48 AM TheLyniezian
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* TheEighties

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* TheEightiesTheEighties: made and set in the decade. Occasionally it shows.



* LovelyAngels

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* LovelyAngelsLovelyAngels: the title characters, naturally.
21st Feb '15 9:52:52 AM TheLyniezian
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* SliceOfLife: as well as the police work and focus on cases, the show also portrayed elements of the title characters' personal lives too. The show's occasionally been described as being essentially about "two women who happen to be cops" (as much as the other way round).
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