History Series / Dateline

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* AwesomeMcCoolName: '''''STONE.'''''

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* AwesomeMcCoolName: AwesomeMcCoolname: '''''STONE.'''''
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* CoolCar: One of the predators had a customized Nissan Ultima. Even Hansen said "That's quite a car you've got out there", before telling him to [[{{Catchphrase}} have a seat.]]


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* PreAsskickingOneLiner: All together now: "Why don't you have a seat right over there?"
1st Jan '17 2:51:22 PM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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The series would returned to the spotlight in 2004, when a segment Chris Hansen did with the group Perverted Justice catching men attempting to arrange sexual encounters with underage teenagers, "To Catch A Predator," garnered a huge amount of publicity. This led to a whole series of ''Dateline'' "To Catch A Predator" specials and a spin-off, "To Catch A Predator: The Raw Tapes", which shows longer versions of the confrontations between Chris Hansen and the predators. Controversy was sparked, mostly by accusations of entrapment by lawyers for the accused predators and a high profile suicide of one man caught in the sting (but who did not appear on the show, having discovered prior to his death that he had been nailed in a sting operation). The show and Chris Hansen ultimately achieved MemeticMutation, with parodies appearing on different shows like ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', ''{{Squidbillies}}'', etc. Whether because of the legal controversy, the increased popularity making it harder[[note]](the last sting only caught 7 men, where earlier ones had ensnared dozens)[[/note]] to lure men to the houses, or because the "demographics" of the alleged predators had declined,[[note]](earlier stings caught doctors, teachers, programmers, a rabbi, etc., but later ones nabbed unemployed or menial laborers)[[/note]] no new TCAP segments were produced after 2007. According to a Facebook comment in 2009, it might return someday. If so, it will likely be without Chris Hansen, who recently had [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/07/chris-hansen-sexts-cheating_n_892597.html his own embarrassing scandal.]]

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The series would returned to the spotlight in 2004, when a segment Chris Hansen did with the group Perverted Justice catching men attempting to arrange sexual encounters with underage teenagers, "To Catch A Predator," garnered a huge amount of publicity. This led to a whole series of ''Dateline'' "To Catch A Predator" specials and a spin-off, "To Catch A Predator: The Raw Tapes", which shows longer versions of the confrontations between Chris Hansen and the predators. Controversy was sparked, mostly by accusations of entrapment by lawyers for the accused predators and a high profile suicide of one man caught in the sting (but who did not appear on the show, having discovered prior to his death that he had been nailed in a sting operation). The show and Chris Hansen ultimately achieved MemeticMutation, with parodies appearing on different shows like ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', ''{{Squidbillies}}'', etc. Whether because of the legal controversy, the increased popularity making it harder[[note]](the last sting only caught 7 men, where earlier ones had ensnared dozens)[[/note]] to lure men to the houses, or because the "demographics" of the alleged predators had declined,[[note]](earlier stings caught doctors, teachers, programmers, a rabbi, etc., but later ones nabbed unemployed or menial laborers)[[/note]] no new TCAP segments were produced after 2007. According to a Facebook comment in 2009, it might return someday. If so, it will likely be without Chris Hansen, who recently had [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/07/chris-hansen-sexts-cheating_n_892597.html his own embarrassing scandal.]]
30th Dec '16 10:02:39 AM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Michael Warrecker (the guy with the [[SarcasmMode delightful]] screenname "can_i_rape_you_anally") is one of the creepiest predators on the show, mostly because he has a rape {{fetish}}.
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* AlwaysMale: The pedophiles featured on the show.
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* FalseReassurance: When confronting pedophiles, Chris Hansen often tells them "I'm not going to arrest you". Then, as soon as they leave the house, they get arrested by the police. [[ExactWords After all, he's not the one doing the arresting.]]

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* FalseReassurance: When confronting pedophiles, Chris Hansen often tells them "I'm not going to arrest you". Then, as soon as they leave the house, they get arrested by the police. [[ExactWords After all, he's Hansen's not the one doing the arresting.]]
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* BestialityIsDepraved: One predator wanted the girl to have sex with her cat.

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* BestialityIsDepraved: One predator wanted the girl to have sex with her cat. Another talked about sex acts with a dog.
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* DepravedHomosexual: Sometimes, the subjects of the show are gay.

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* DepravedHomosexual: DepravedBisexual: Sometimes, the subjects of the show are gay.married to a woman, yet they seek a boy to have sex with.
* DepravedHomosexual: Other times, the subjects of the show are gay, plain and simple.
29th Dec '16 8:53:25 PM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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''"I'm Chris Hansen with Dateline NBC, and we're doing a story on [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife tropers.]] If there's any other tropes you'd like to add, feel free to do so. Otherwise, [[http://www.tvtropes.org you're free to leave this page anytime.]]

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''"I'm Chris Hansen with Dateline NBC, and we're doing a story on [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife tropers.]] If there's any other tropes you'd like to add, feel free to do so. Otherwise, [[http://www.tvtropes.org you're free to leave this page anytime.]]]]"''
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* {{Catchphrase}}: [[PreAssKickingOneLiner Why don't you have a seat over there...]]

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* {{Catchphrase}}: [[PreAssKickingOneLiner Why don't you have a seat right over there...]]there?]]
** ''What'' are you doing?



* DeadpanSnarker - Chris Hansen whenever predators attempt to justify themselves when the chat logs say otherwise.

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* DeadpanSnarker - DeadpanSnarker: Chris Hansen whenever predators attempt to justify themselves when the chat logs say otherwise.



* SophisticatedAsHell: Some predators, like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlOB2Xts8ak this one]], get almost poetic in their chats.

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* SophisticatedAsHell: Some predators, like [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlOB2Xts8ak this one]], predators get almost poetic in their chats.chats. For example, one says there's a difference between "making love" and "fucking". To wit, "fucking is just raw passion and making love is a connection of bodies."



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