History Series / DeadliestCatch

23rd Jun '18 9:53:01 PM nombretomado
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* OffTheRails: Recounted in a story told by Jake and Josh Harris during one of the specials, regarding the time their parents gave them both boxing gloves when they were younger so they could get their mutual hostility out of their systems. At first, they box like normal, with Josh dodging Jake's punch and delivering a solid blow in return. [[CrowningMomentofFunny Then Jake grabs a two-by-four and starts chasing Josh with it...]]

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* OffTheRails: Recounted in a story told by Jake and Josh Harris during one of the specials, regarding the time their parents gave them both boxing gloves when they were younger so they could get their mutual hostility out of their systems. At first, they box like normal, with Josh dodging Jake's punch and delivering a solid blow in return. [[CrowningMomentofFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Then Jake grabs a two-by-four and starts chasing Josh with it...]]



** Phil's love of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. When Jake called his dad to brag about his new bike and mentioned it wasn't a Harley, Phil promptly fired him and hung up. When Josh brought his new non-Harley to his dad's, Phil told him to take it off his property. Josh thought he was joking. Phil ''[[DisproportionateRetribution punched his son square in the chest]]''. They've never brought any non-Harleys onto the property since. When Phil pulled up to one of the ''After the Catch'' bars in his latest Harley, he greeted Mike Rowe with "I don't want to talk to you." Mike reasoned he wanted to talk about Harleys, something he had no experience with. Phil confirmed this, then [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome tossed Mike the keys and tells him they'll talk when Mike gets back from his ride]].

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** Phil's love of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. When Jake called his dad to brag about his new bike and mentioned it wasn't a Harley, Phil promptly fired him and hung up. When Josh brought his new non-Harley to his dad's, Phil told him to take it off his property. Josh thought he was joking. Phil ''[[DisproportionateRetribution punched his son square in the chest]]''. They've never brought any non-Harleys onto the property since. When Phil pulled up to one of the ''After the Catch'' bars in his latest Harley, he greeted Mike Rowe with "I don't want to talk to you." Mike reasoned he wanted to talk about Harleys, something he had no experience with. Phil confirmed this, then [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome tossed Mike the keys and tells him they'll talk when Mike gets back from his ride]].
8th May '18 7:29:29 AM civetcatcoffee
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** The ''Saga'' spent more than a decade rusting away in a harbor before Elliot Neese took her back out to sea without a proper overhaul. A lot of people expressed surprise at the fact that she was still floating until Jake Anderson oversaw an extensive refit that got her structurally fit again.


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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: When the ''Saga'' first joined the show, she was considered a rusted out wreck run by someone who no one in their right mind would hire to be a captain and her crew was mostly made up of those who couldn't find jobs on more reputable boats. When Jake Anderson took over as captain, it took him a few seasons to build up a reputation solid enough that he could hire reliable deckhands.
7th Mar '18 3:56:31 PM nombretomado
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** The 2014 SuperBowl, with the Seattle Seahawks (second Super Bowl appearance, no wins) vs. the Denver Broncos (two previous Super Bowl wins and several more appearances), which was very exciting for the Seattle-based fishermen, although Capt. Andy wasn't in any hurry to bet back to port because he was certain the Seahawks would lose. However, things didn't go according to [[StrictlyFormula the Big Game script]] starting with [[http://37.media.tumblr.com/d81416e06be4762e064e56dca337172a/tumblr_n0e7scaYCy1qjqxmoo1_400.gif the ball sailing past Denver quarterback Peyton Manning's head]] and the Seahawks destroying the Broncos [[CurbstompBattle 43-8]] (unfortunately this didn't make Andy happy because he lost a very expensive propeller which effectively ended the season and he felt his nephew was rebelling by asking to go to another boat to help offset the ''Time Bandit''[='s=] remaining quota).

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** The 2014 SuperBowl, UsefulNotes/SuperBowl, with the Seattle Seahawks (second Super Bowl appearance, no wins) vs. the Denver Broncos (two previous Super Bowl wins and several more appearances), which was very exciting for the Seattle-based fishermen, although Capt. Andy wasn't in any hurry to bet back to port because he was certain the Seahawks would lose. However, things didn't go according to [[StrictlyFormula the Big Game script]] starting with [[http://37.media.tumblr.com/d81416e06be4762e064e56dca337172a/tumblr_n0e7scaYCy1qjqxmoo1_400.gif the ball sailing past Denver quarterback Peyton Manning's head]] and the Seahawks destroying the Broncos [[CurbstompBattle 43-8]] (unfortunately this didn't make Andy happy because he lost a very expensive propeller which effectively ended the season and he felt his nephew was rebelling by asking to go to another boat to help offset the ''Time Bandit''[='s=] remaining quota).



* SuperBowl:
** One season 10 episode revolved around the crab fleet on Super Bowl Sunday. {{Justified|Trope}} as the Seattle Seahawks, the closest [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague NFL]] team to Alaska, were in it. (most of the crews and a few ships, including the ''Northwestern'', are actually based out of Seattle (except Keith, who was mentally in San Francisco and rooting for the 49ers who weren't even playing).)
** The Seahawks returned to the Super Bowl for season 11, [[spoiler:though they maybe they'll take a ''pass'' on referring to it (for an explanation see "Super Bowl"'s Idiot Ball entry)]].
18th Feb '18 1:59:46 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* EvilParentsWantGoodKids: The fishermen aren't evil, but they tend not to want their children to take on such a dangerous job.

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* EvilParentsWantGoodKids: The fishermen aren't exactly evil, but they tend not to want their children to take on such a dangerous job.



* InjuryTropes: The injury rate for crab fishermen is near 100%. Excluding gunshot and arrow wounds [[TemptingFate (so far -- there was bow-fishing in New Orleans)]], it's rare when someone is ''not'' injured (The ''Wizard''[='s=] captain getting cracked on the head ''by the boat'', the ''Cornelia Marie''[='s=] captain suffering from a pulmonary embolism that should've killed him instantly), nearly injured (multiple near-fatal-misses involving chunks of ice, giant waves, swinging/loose steel crab pots, loops of rope, slippery decks and open hatches ...), or just out-of-his-mind tired.

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* InjuryTropes: The injury rate for crab fishermen is near 100%.100%, and the variety of injuries sustained is astounding. Excluding gunshot and arrow wounds [[TemptingFate (so far -- there was bow-fishing in New Orleans)]], it's rare when someone is ''not'' injured (The ''Wizard''[='s=] captain getting cracked on the head ''by the boat'', the ''Cornelia Marie''[='s=] captain suffering from a pulmonary embolism that should've killed him instantly), nearly injured (multiple near-fatal-misses involving chunks of ice, giant waves, swinging/loose steel crab pots, loops of rope, slippery decks and open hatches ...), or just out-of-his-mind tired.



* NintendoHard: Opie season, which is in ''the middle of winter in the Arctic ocean.'' There's no extra lives in this game.

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* NintendoHard: Crab fishing is this in general, but Opie season, which season is this ''by crabbing standards''. Opie season is in ''the the middle of winter in winter, meaning the usual Arctic ocean.'' There's no extra lives in this game.weather problems the crew faces get ''even worse than normal''.
18th Feb '18 1:41:55 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* EverybodySmokes: It's not healthy, but nothing about this job is healthy.

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* EverybodySmokes: It's not healthy, healthy by any means, but nothing quite frankly it's one of the ''least'' dangerous things about this job is healthy.the job. At least it kills you slower than, say, hypothermia or getting your head bashed in by a swinging crab pot.



* EvilParentsWantGoodKids: The fishermen aren't evil, but they tend not to want their children to take on such a dangerous job.
** Jr.'s dad and Wild Bill did not want their sons to become fisherman -- Jr.'s dad even gave his men ''carte blanche'' to scare Jr. away from the business.
** Elliott was offered a full-ride hockey scholarship which he turned down to become a crab fisherman. His dad was... ''[[NoHoldsBarredBeatDown rather displeased]]'' with that decision, but now he's very proud of his son.
** The Hillstrands' father didn't want any of his five sons becoming fishermen and was incredibly harsh towards them to get them away from the job/lifestyle; he succeeded exactly halfway (two aren't fisher men, two are, and one runs a processing plant on shore).
** Sig's daughter Mandy is very eager to join the family business, even foregoing college; Sig is pleased and worried at the same time. Sig's deckhand Matt was incredibly troubled by Mandy's presence because he has ''four'' daughters (Sig's other two daughters apparently don't share their little sister's passion for the sea).
** Jake Anderson stated he doesn't want his son to become a crab fisherman (but you never know...)



* EvilParentsWantGoodKids:
** Jr.'s dad and Wild Bill did not want their sons to become fisherman -- Jr.'s dad even gave his men ''carte blanche'' to scare Jr. away from the business.
** Elliott was offered a full-ride hockey scholarship which he turned down to become a crab fisherman. His dad was... ''[[NoHoldsBarredBeatDown rather displeased]]'' with that decision, but now he's very proud of his son.
** The Hillstrands' father didn't want any of his five sons becoming fishermen and was incredibly harsh towards them to get them away from the job/lifestyle; he succeeded exactly halfway (two aren't fisher men, two are, and one runs a processing plant on shore).
** Sig's daughter Mandy is very eager to join the family business, even foregoing college; Sig is pleased and worried at the same time. Sig's deckhand Matt was incredibly troubled by Mandy's presence because he has ''four'' daughters (Sig's other two daughters apparently don't share their little sister's passion for the sea).
** Jake Anderson stated he doesn't want his son to become a crab fisherman (but you never know...)
12th Sep '17 6:04:46 AM hullflyer
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** Sig's daughter Mandy overslept. Uncle Edgar and "big brother" Jake awakened her by lighting her cabin up with a flamethrower (lighter + aerosol can). Sig looked incredibly torn about the whole thing (on the one hand the greenhorn deserves punishment, on the other hand said 'horn is his ''youngestdaughter ''...).

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** Sig's daughter Mandy overslept. Uncle Edgar and "big brother" Jake awakened her by lighting her cabin up with a flamethrower (lighter + aerosol can). Sig looked incredibly torn about the whole thing (on the one hand the greenhorn deserves punishment, on the other hand said 'horn is his ''youngestdaughter ''...''youngest daughter''...).
12th Sep '17 6:02:25 AM hullflyer
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** Nevermind Philø Harris, he coffed up blood and decided to do nothing about it and keep fishing. In the end it ended very badly with him dying due to the continuing stress and unhealthy living on ''Cornelia Marie''.

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** Nevermind Philø Never mind Phil Harris, he coffed coughed up blood and decided to do nothing about it and keep fishing. In the end Unfortunately, it ended very badly with him dying due to the continuing stress and unhealthy living on ''Cornelia Marie''.
6th Aug '17 5:19:00 PM Heart
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** In the very first season of the show, which detailed the sinking of the ''Big Valley'' and the ensuing rescue efforts. There was desperate hope that her six crew could be saved - in the end, tragically, there was only one survivor, as he was the only one who made it into the life raft. Two men were found floating in the water, and all attempts to resuscitate them failed. The bodies of the remaining three crew, including the captain, were never found, as they fell into the sea without survival suits.


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** On top of all that, ''everyone'' seems to have a stew of ongoing personal problems -[[DisappearedDad absentee fathers]], strings of failed marriages, baby momma conflicts, child custody battles, alcoholism, drug addictions, trouble with the law - all of which often serves as drama fodder.
5th Aug '17 3:51:45 PM Heart
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** Justin Tennison, an engineer on the Time Bandit, also received one. He died in his sleep at the tender age of 34, due to complications of sleep apnea, just over a week after the end of the 2011 Opie season. Later, once they hit a fishing hotspot, they had a small funeral for him aboard the Time Bandit, and scattered his ashes in the sea.
4th Aug '17 11:30:03 PM Heart
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* ManipulativeEditing: In season 11, Jake fired a deckhand, apparently because he was late returning to the boat while it was docked (as well as constantly being drunk on the job). The ''real'' reason was revealed in an ''After the Catch'' special - the deckhand had smashed in the door to Jake's room and trashed it in a drunken rage. For whatever reason, the incident was not shown or even mentioned in the actual episode.
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