History Series / JAG

10th Dec '17 11:34:07 AM nombretomado
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* CelebrityParadox: DonaldPBellisario, the series show runner and creator, exists in the JAG-verse as does his series ''Series/QuantumLeap''. Actor Dean Stockwell who had a major part in ''Series/QuantumLeap'', later plays Secretary of the Navy Edward Sheffield.

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* CelebrityParadox: DonaldPBellisario, Creator/DonaldPBellisario, the series show runner and creator, exists in the JAG-verse as does his series ''Series/QuantumLeap''. Actor Dean Stockwell who had a major part in ''Series/QuantumLeap'', later plays Secretary of the Navy Edward Sheffield.



* FanConvention: Harm, Mac and Bud stay at a motel in "Father's Day" where a ''Series/QuantumLeap'' convention is held. The special guest of honor is none other than DonaldPBellisario.

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* FanConvention: Harm, Mac and Bud stay at a motel in "Father's Day" where a ''Series/QuantumLeap'' convention is held. The special guest of honor is none other than DonaldPBellisario.Creator/DonaldPBellisario.
8th Dec '17 9:39:18 AM RedScharlach
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* ChestOfMedals: This trope is somewhat suprisingly averted, as the main characters actually have far fewer ribbons (in terms of quantity not quality) than Navy and Marine Corps personnel in real-life similar positions do have.

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* ChestOfMedals: This trope is somewhat suprisingly surprisingly averted, as the main characters actually have far fewer ribbons (in terms of quantity not quality) than Navy and Marine Corps personnel in real-life similar positions do have.



* DeadpanSnarker: The main characters, with the exceptions of Bud and Harriet, are prone to this. Chedgwidden is the king of this trope though.

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* DeadpanSnarker: The main characters, with the exceptions of Bud and Harriet, are prone to this. Chedgwidden Chegwidden is the king of this trope though.



* RatedMForManly: The first season of ''JAG'' on Creator/{{NBC}} was essentially an ActionSeries, where the protagonist just happend to be a lawyer. Thus the show was marketed and made according to this trope. When the show moved to Creator/{{CBS}}, it was retooled to include more legal drama and soap opera elements, partially to appeal more to female audiences.

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* RatedMForManly: The first season of ''JAG'' on Creator/{{NBC}} was essentially an ActionSeries, where the protagonist just happend happened to be a lawyer. Thus the show was marketed and made according to this trope. When the show moved to Creator/{{CBS}}, it was retooled to include more legal drama and soap opera elements, partially to appeal more to female audiences.



* JusticeByOtherLegalMeans: Invoked on at least 2 different occasions when an aviator did something which was clearly the wrong thing to do (e.g. accidently killing Russian peacekeepers in Serbia, and intervening in civilian law enforcement in the U.S.), but got acquitted of all significant charges all thanks to having Harm as his defense counsel. After the trial, however, the CO informs the aviator that heís permanently grounded and will undergo extensive evaluation. In any case UncleSam always wins.

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* JusticeByOtherLegalMeans: Invoked on at least 2 different occasions when an aviator did something which was clearly the wrong thing to do (e.g. accidently accidentally killing Russian peacekeepers in Serbia, and intervening in civilian law enforcement in the U.S.), but got acquitted of all significant charges all thanks to having Harm as his defense counsel. After the trial, however, the CO informs the aviator that heís permanently grounded and will undergo extensive evaluation. In any case UncleSam always wins.



* LemmingCops: In "Dangerous Game", a Virginia deputy sheriff pursues a speeding car with civilian dressed Navy Seals and accidently gets himself killed. The Navy Seal who drove the other car stands trial for negligent homicide. While this is obviously not played for fun, the writers were genre-savvy enough to have the sheriff back at the station watching ''Film/SmokeyandtheBandit''.

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* LemmingCops: In "Dangerous Game", a Virginia deputy sheriff pursues a speeding car with civilian dressed Navy Seals and accidently accidentally gets himself killed. The Navy Seal who drove the other car stands trial for negligent homicide. While this is obviously not played for fun, the writers were genre-savvy enough to have the sheriff back at the station watching ''Film/SmokeyandtheBandit''.



** In "Retrial", a sailor had unbeknownst to him hired a transsexual prostitute. [[UnsettlingGenderReveal When finding out]], the sailor changed his mind and the [[CreapyCrossdresser prostitute threatens him with a knife]]. The sailor defends himself and accidently stabs the prostitute and runs away in fear and shame. Not long thereafter, another man comes and viciously stabs the prostitute to death. The sailor is convicted for the murder, but only because the military prosecutor, presumably on purpose didnít follow up on a lead from the local DA in order to further his own political ambitions as being "tough on crime".

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** In "Retrial", a sailor had unbeknownst to him hired a transsexual prostitute. [[UnsettlingGenderReveal When finding out]], the sailor changed his mind and the [[CreapyCrossdresser prostitute threatens him with a knife]]. The sailor defends himself and accidently accidentally stabs the prostitute and runs away in fear and shame. Not long thereafter, another man comes and viciously stabs the prostitute to death. The sailor is convicted for the murder, but only because the military prosecutor, presumably on purpose didnít follow up on a lead from the local DA in order to further his own political ambitions as being "tough on crime".



* MurderByMistake: In the PilotMovie, [[spoiler: Lieutenant Carter accidently threw Lt. Arruti overboard in anger because she wore a jacket with Lt. Cassie Puller's callsign Lobo on the back. Cassie had beaten Carter in weightlifting three times and he couldn't stand being beaten by a woman]].

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* MurderByMistake: In the PilotMovie, [[spoiler: Lieutenant [[spoiler:Lieutenant Carter accidently accidentally threw Lt. Arruti overboard in anger because she wore a jacket with Lt. Cassie Puller's callsign Lobo on the back. Cassie had beaten Carter in weightlifting three times and he couldn't stand being beaten by a woman]].



** Sheriff Polk tries to be helpful in "Sightings", but he's a one-man department responsible for patrolling the entire abandoned base and the surrounding area. It doesn't help that J.D. has a reputation for outlandish claims anyways, and that the only explanation he has for Cathy's disappearance sounds like something out of a sci-fi film. He does eventually find Cathy (trying to call for backup for Harm and Meg), but is killed by [[spoiler: the drug runners]] almost immediately after.

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** Sheriff Polk tries to be helpful in "Sightings", but he's a one-man department responsible for patrolling the entire abandoned base and the surrounding area. It doesn't help that J.D. has a reputation for outlandish claims anyways, and that the only explanation he has for Cathy's disappearance sounds like something out of a sci-fi film. He does eventually find Cathy (trying to call for backup for Harm and Meg), but is killed by [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the drug runners]] almost immediately after.



** Harm and Captain Reed in "Desert Son" do not get along, and Reed gives the bare minimum of assistance when Harm and Meg go to investigate the accident site. This plus one knocked over road sign nearly get Meg and Harm killed when they accidentally enter the Free Fire Zone.

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** Harm and Captain Reed in "Desert Son" do not get along, and Reed gives the bare minimum of assistance when Harm and Meg go to investigate the accident site. This plus one knocked over knocked-over road sign nearly get Meg and Harm killed when they accidentally enter the Free Fire Zone.



** In "Gypsy Eyes", the gypsy woman coming out of the water in a DreamSequence is topless, but her breasts are obscured by leafs and a grainy picture.

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** In "Gypsy Eyes", the gypsy woman coming out of the water in a DreamSequence is topless, but her breasts are obscured by leafs leaves and a grainy picture.



* {{Seppuku}}: An American admiral stationed in Japan committs suicide in the episode "Innocence" for what he perceived to be a failure on his part. The characters canít help by commenting how Japanese it was.

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* {{Seppuku}}: An American admiral stationed in Japan committs commits suicide in the episode "Innocence" for what he perceived to be a failure on his part. The characters canít help by commenting how Japanese it was.
22nd Oct '17 2:29:30 PM nombretomado
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* RatedMForManly: The first season of ''JAG'' on Creator/{{NBC}} was essentially an ActionSeries, where the protagonist just happend to be a lawyer. Thus the show was marketed and made according to this trope. When the show moved to {{CBS}}, it was retooled to include more legal drama and soap opera elements, partially to appeal more to female audiences.

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* RatedMForManly: The first season of ''JAG'' on Creator/{{NBC}} was essentially an ActionSeries, where the protagonist just happend to be a lawyer. Thus the show was marketed and made according to this trope. When the show moved to {{CBS}}, Creator/{{CBS}}, it was retooled to include more legal drama and soap opera elements, partially to appeal more to female audiences.



* UnCancelled: After the first season, the show was canceled by Creator/{{NBC}}. However, {{CBS}} picked it up immediately after NBC canceled it upon discovering that the show was [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff absolutely huge in Australia]] and was slowly gaining a cult audience in the United States. CBS proceeded to turn it into the biggest hit on the network. NBC did keep a finger in the pie by securing exclusive cable syndication rights for its USA Network. Ironically, JAG would turn out to be the progenitor of a SharedUniverse, so by choosing to save it from cancellation, multiple CBS shows now have one universe to call their own.

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* UnCancelled: After the first season, the show was canceled by Creator/{{NBC}}. However, {{CBS}} Creator/{{CBS}} picked it up immediately after NBC canceled it upon discovering that the show was [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff absolutely huge in Australia]] and was slowly gaining a cult audience in the United States. CBS proceeded to turn it into the biggest hit on the network. NBC did keep a finger in the pie by securing exclusive cable syndication rights for its USA Network. Ironically, JAG would turn out to be the progenitor of a SharedUniverse, so by choosing to save it from cancellation, multiple CBS shows now have one universe to call their own.



** Later when it moved to {{CBS}}, in "JAG TV", Mac lands a publicly televized case which all of a sudden receives national attention. On a segment of ''Series/TheLateLateShow'' the then-host Craig Kilborn has this to say about Mac:

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** Later when it moved to {{CBS}}, Creator/{{CBS}}, in "JAG TV", Mac lands a publicly televized case which all of a sudden receives national attention. On a segment of ''Series/TheLateLateShow'' the then-host Craig Kilborn has this to say about Mac:
20th Sep '17 9:40:57 PM manofwarb
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* {{Expy}}: A lot of one off characters especially in early season episodes were based on actual military personnel involved in well known military controversies during the era. Lt Puller in the pilot episode is one for Kara Hultgreen, the first ever woman to qualify to fly the F-14 Tomcat, Lt Isaacs in a second season episode is one for Lt Carey Lohrenz, a female F-14 pilot who sued the Navy alleging sexual harassment and discrimination after losing her "wings", Raglan the SEAL is one for Richard Marcinko and Red Cell, a marine gunship pilot in season three is one for Kelly Flynn the Air Force pilot dishonorably discharged for having an extramarital affair, an ensign in season five is one for a Naval Academy midshipman who murdered her romantic rival, a major general in season seven is one for a marine colonel accused of "cheating" to win an exercise, etc.
20th Sep '17 9:26:15 PM manofwarb
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** The premise of the show - a lawyer who is also a naval aviator with full flying privileges, itself takes a lot of artistic license. Normally, when a naval aviator loses his "wings" or flight qualification, it is impossible to regain that qualification. Harm should never have been allowed to get in the cockpit of a Navy fighter ever again.
11th Sep '17 9:54:50 AM GrammarNavi
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* OmnidisciplinaryLawyer: Harm argues before a Navajo Tribunal Court in "The Return of Jimmy Blackhorse" and an [[BritishCourts Australian Court]] (New South Wales Supreme Court, dressed in gown and wig attire.) in "Boomerang, Part II".

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* OmnidisciplinaryLawyer: Harm argues before a Navajo Tribunal Court in "The Return of Jimmy Blackhorse" and an [[BritishCourts [[UsefulNotes/BritishCourts Australian Court]] (New South Wales Supreme Court, dressed in gown and wig attire.) in "Boomerang, Part II".
6th Sep '17 12:51:58 PM GrammarNavi
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** In "When the Bough Breaks", while Bud is [[spoiler: recovering from his leg injury]], he befriends the Admiral's current girlfriend, a professor of Shakespeare, by noting how several episodes of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' borrow from some of {{Shakespeare}}'s plays.

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** In "When the Bough Breaks", while Bud is [[spoiler: recovering from his leg injury]], he befriends the Admiral's current girlfriend, a professor of Shakespeare, [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]], by noting how several episodes of ''Franchise/StarTrek'' borrow from some of {{Shakespeare}}'s Shakespeare's plays.



* OneOfUs: In-universe example; Bud is a ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fan. In one episode, unable to get a suspected terrorist to talk, Bud mutters to himself, "What would Captain Kirk do in this situation?" The suspect then answers, "He would tell you to respect the Prime Directive." Bud ends up engaging the suspect in a discussion of Trek, leading to his getting the suspect to open up to him. In another episode, he has a spirited conversation with Admiral Chegwidden's girlfriend, a literature professor, on Shakespearean themes in classic Trek.

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* OneOfUs: In-universe example; Bud is a ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fan. In one episode, unable to get a suspected terrorist to talk, Bud mutters to himself, "What would Captain Kirk do in this situation?" The suspect then answers, "He would tell you to respect the Prime Directive." Bud ends up engaging the suspect in a discussion of Trek, leading to his getting the suspect to open up to him. In another episode, he has a spirited conversation with Admiral Chegwidden's girlfriend, a literature professor, on Shakespearean [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespearean]] themes in classic Trek.
1st Sep '17 3:30:38 PM YT45
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* WorthyOpponent: "Cowboys and Cossacks" has Harm and Mack observing a joint war game with the Russian Navy. Harm is assigned to ride along aboard a Russian guided-missile destroyer whose captain has a long history of facing off with the skipper of the US destroyer opposing him in the exercise, both of them being old Cold War hands. The Russian eventually decides to shoot live missiles, provoking retaliation from the American destroyer. He knows his own ship is outclassed, and reveals to Harm that his ship is doomed by budget cuts, and deserves to go out fighting rather than rusting in a breaking yard. The Russian captain chooses to go down with his ship, but asks Harm to give his regards to the American captain, saying "We were never friends, but we were the ''best'' of enemies." The US captain shares the sentiment, and has his crew salute the Russian destroyer as she goes down.
28th Jul '17 5:58:08 PM infernape612
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''"This court-martial is adjourned."

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''"This court-martial is adjourned."
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4th Jun '17 5:39:23 PM Maddoxsort
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* SharedUniverse: JAG is the starting point of ''''seven''' Creator/{{CBS}} shows that all link together either through being SpinOff series or cross-pollinating with one another through CrossOver events. In chronological order:

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* SharedUniverse: JAG is the starting point of ''''seven''' '''seven''' Creator/{{CBS}} shows that all link together either through being SpinOff series or cross-pollinating with one another through CrossOver events. In chronological order:



** ''Series/{{NCIS}}''
** ''Series/NCISLosAngeles''
** ''Series/HawaiiFive0''
** ''Series/{{Scorpion}}''
** ''Series/NCISNewOrleans''
** ''Series/MacGyver2016''

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** ''Series/{{NCIS}}''
''Series/{{NCIS}}'' (spin-off from ''JAG'')
** ''Series/NCISLosAngeles''
''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' (1st spin-off from ''NCIS'')
** ''Series/HawaiiFive0''
''Series/HawaiiFive0'' (crossed over with ''NCIS'')
** ''Series/{{Scorpion}}''
''Series/{{Scorpion}}'' (crossed over with ''NCIS: LA'')
** ''Series/NCISNewOrleans''
''Series/NCISNewOrleans'' (2nd spin-off from ''NCIS'')
** ''Series/MacGyver2016''''Series/MacGyver2016'' (crossed over with ''Hawaii Five-0'')
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http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Series.JAG