History Series / JohnDoe

21st Jan '16 6:34:16 PM nombretomado
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* PhlebotinumBreakdown: Even with John's EncyclopedicKnowledge, occasionally the [[RandomNumberGod law of averages]] will give him a kick in the pants. Case in point in the pilot: John picks trifecta after trifecta [[HorseRacing playing the ponies]], but he suffers a bit of a setback when one of his picks doesn't play out.

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* PhlebotinumBreakdown: Even with John's EncyclopedicKnowledge, occasionally the [[RandomNumberGod law of averages]] will give him a kick in the pants. Case in point in the pilot: John picks trifecta after trifecta [[HorseRacing [[UsefulNotes/HorseRacing playing the ponies]], but he suffers a bit of a setback when one of his picks doesn't play out.
21st Jan '16 6:34:05 PM nombretomado
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* CoolCar: Immediately after making a fortune [[HorseRacing picking trifectas]] in the pilot episode, John buys a Shelby Cobra, which he drives throughout the rest of the series.

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* CoolCar: Immediately after making a fortune [[HorseRacing [[UsefulNotes/HorseRacing picking trifectas]] in the pilot episode, John buys a Shelby Cobra, which he drives throughout the rest of the series.
17th Aug '15 10:55:51 PM pvsage
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* JackTheRipoff: The serial killers in "Shock to the System" deliberately invoke this with a GenderFlip of UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper, including a taunting message to John, whom they see as a modern-day analog to George Lusk.
15th Aug '15 11:25:54 PM pvsage
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* LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard: {{Inverted}} in "Remote Control" when John finds the Group 5 patients locked up with a broken-off key in the padlock. There just happens to be an [[ArtisticLicensePhysics aerosol can of liquid nitrogen]] in a nearby cabinet, which John uses to freeze and break the lock.
15th Aug '15 1:34:17 AM pvsage
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* AncientConspiracy: PHOENIX.



* AncientConspiracy: PHOENIX.

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* AncientConspiracy: PHOENIX.AskAStupidQuestion: When his memory is on the fritz doe to a lightning strike, John looks at an almost-empty bottle of Jack Daniels and asks himself "How many shots in a fifth", drains the bottle, and answers himself with "That many".[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke The real answer]], assuming a standard US shot of 1.5 ounces, is 17, but some jokes just [[AntiHumor aren't meant to be funny]].[[/note]]
15th Aug '15 12:31:25 AM pvsage
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* GenreBlind: The local police seem slow at figuring out the blatantly obvious, and sometimes John himself shares their myopia. One of the more glaring examples is in "Shock to the System", when john has briefly lost his EncyclopaedicKnowledge: There's a series of murders in the RedLightDistrict and a note signed "JTR", and only Digger is GenreSavvy enough to realize the killer is invoking JackTheRipoff.

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* GenreBlind: The local police seem slow at figuring out the blatantly obvious, and sometimes John himself shares their myopia. One of the more glaring examples is in "Shock to the System", when john John has briefly lost his EncyclopaedicKnowledge: There's a series of murders in the RedLightDistrict and a note signed "JTR", and only Digger is GenreSavvy enough to realize the killer is invoking JackTheRipoff.
15th Aug '15 12:30:43 AM pvsage
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* GenreBlind: The local police seem slow at figuring out the blatantly obvious, and sometimes John himself shares their myopia. One of the more glaring examples is in "Shock to the System", when john has briefly lost his EncyclopaedicKnowledge: There's a series of murders in the RedLightDistrict and a note signed "JTR", and only Digger is GenreSavvy enough to realize the killer is invoking JackTheRipoff.
9th Aug '15 4:40:40 AM pvsage
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* {{Pun}}: Lt. Avery finds some Ecstasy in the DJ/lawyer's drug screen. "That was some pretty happy pee."

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* {{Pun}}: In "Tone Dead", Lt. Avery finds some Ecstasy in the DJ/lawyer's drug screen. "That was some pretty happy pee."
9th Aug '15 4:39:33 AM pvsage
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* BrownNote: The DJ in "Tone Dead" was killed by a subsonic tone played through his equipment, triggering a fatal epileptic seizure.

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* BrownNote: The DJ in "Tone Dead" was killed by a subsonic tone played through his equipment, triggering a fatal epileptic seizure. John and Dr. Rachel even describe the UrbanLegend that [[TropeNamer named the trope]], but stop short of using the name outright.


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* {{Pun}}: Lt. Avery finds some Ecstasy in the DJ/lawyer's drug screen. "That was some pretty happy pee."
9th Aug '15 4:15:27 AM pvsage
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* BrownNote: The DJ in "Tone Dead" was killed by a subsonic tone played through his equipment, triggering a fatal epileptic seizure.
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