History Series / JustShootMe

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* RecursiveCrossdressing: Nina mentors a drag queen who is playing her in a show. Then the actor gets into Nina's stash of pills and can't perform. Nina goes on stage to tell the crowd what has happened, but they think she's the impersonator, so Nina ends up doing the show herself.


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* ShooOutTheNewGuy: In the final season, at the [[ExecutiveMeddling insistence of NBC]], Rena Sofer was added to the cast as Vicki Costa, a hairdresser whom Jack hires off the street. The character proved unpopular and didn't really add anything to the show, so she was written out halfway through the season. And then NBC didn't even air her goodbye episode, making it feel like a case of ChuckCunninghamSyndrome.


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** When Vicki joined the cast, the writers immediately started doing this with her and Elliott. [[AbortedArc And then just as quickly stopped.]]
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* IfItsYouItsOkay: When Finch's friend Brandi (formerly Bert) finds out that their old classmate Allison had a crush on Bert, she decides to go after her, even after Finch confirms that Brandi is into guys.



* KavorkaMan: Finch. Elliott, depending on how attractive you consider him to be.

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* KavorkaMan: Finch. KavorkaMan:
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Elliott, depending on how attractive you consider him to be.be.
** Roland Devereaux, Nina's estranged husband, played by Jon Lovitz. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Even Elliott and Simon admit there's something about him that's irresistible.]]
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** Creator/RayLiotta as Kevin's [[RecurringCharacter cousin]].

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** Creator/RayLiotta as Kevin's [[RecurringCharacter cousin]]. He has an almost childlike enthusiasm in general, he's obsessed with Christmas, and claims that he's much more like his character in ''Film/OperationDumboDrop'' than his character in ''Film/GoodFellas''.



* CrossReferencedTitles: Season Four had the unrelated episodes "When Nina Met Elliott", "When Nina Met Elliott's Mom", and "When Nina Met Her Parents".

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* CrossReferencedTitles: CrossReferencedTitles:
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Season Four had the unrelated episodes "When Nina Met Elliott", "When Nina Met Elliott's Mom", and "When Nina Met Her Parents".Parents".
** The two Ray Liotta episodes in Season Six, "Christmas? Christmas!" and "Liotta? Liotta!", followed by the Season Seven episode "Halloween? Halloween!" (which did not feature Liotta).



* TheMafia: In "Jack Vents", Elliott gets upset when he's assumed to be connected to the mob just because he's Italian. Then he gets curious and starts trying to find out if he's actually connected. He's thrilled when he gets a mob enforcer to show up at Blush; however, said enforcer is not happy with Elliott for wasting his time.



** In "Sid and Nina", a 13-year-old boy tries to seduce Nina. Thankfully, she refuses.



** He was even mistaken for lesbian by a gay woman.
** In one episode, Nina dates a stage magician that everyone (including her) assumes is gay due to his mannerisms. When he finds out, he replies with, "I'm not gay, I'm British!"

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** He was even In "Halloween? Halloween!", Finch is mistaken for a lesbian by a gay woman.
** In one episode, "Mayas, Tigers, and Deans, Oh My!", Nina dates a stage magician that everyone (including her) assumes is gay due to his mannerisms. When he finds out, he replies with, "I'm not gay, I'm British!"



* NotEvenBotheringWithAnExcuse: Dennis excuses himself from listening to one of Nina's stories with:

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* NotEvenBotheringWithAnExcuse: NotEvenBotheringWithAnExcuse:
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Dennis excuses himself from listening to one of Nina's stories with:



** Nina rejects an invitation from Maya, saying she can't come because she doesn't want to.



* OnlyALighter: In a ChristmasEpisode, Nina scares some carolers by pulling out her pistol lighter. She later gives it to Jack as a present, and it gets him in trouble when he gets caught in an illegal immigration sting.

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* OnlyALighter: In a ChristmasEpisode, "Jesus, It's Christmas", Nina scares some carolers by pulling out her pistol lighter. She later gives it to Jack as a present, and it gets him in trouble when he gets caught in an illegal immigration sting.
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* CasanovaWannabe: Finch, most of the time.

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* CasanovaWannabe: Finch, most of especially during the time.early seasons.



* ChristmasCarolers: In one Christmas episode Nina gets caught in the elevator with some carolers, so she threatens them with a fake gun to get them to shut up. Later in the episode, Jack and Maya decide to take the stairs just to avoid said carolers.

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* ChristmasCarolers: In one Christmas episode "Jesus, It's Christmas", Nina gets caught in the elevator with some carolers, so she threatens them with a fake gun to get them to shut up. Later in the episode, Jack and Maya decide to take the stairs just to avoid said carolers.carolers.
* ChristmasEpisode: Three: "Jesus, It's Christmas" in Season Two, "How the Finch Stole Christmas" in Season Three, and "Christmas? Christmas!" in Season Six.



* DistaffCounterpart: "The Two Faces of Finch" introduces Betsy Frayne, a female version of Finch. [[spoiler:There's a reason for it, though. It turns out that Finch copied his entire personality from her.]]



* ManlyTears: Finch in reaction to ''Theatre/KingLear''. "Don't look at me!"

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* ManlyTears: ManlyTears:
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Finch in reaction to ''Theatre/KingLear''. "Don't look at me!"



** Once the writers discovered that Enrico Colantoni was skilled at crying for laughs, Elliott's character got a lot weepier.



** There are occasional jokes where a guest character thinks Maya is a lesbian.



* MistakenNationality: Maya is occasionally mistaken for a Puerto Rican.



* OneSteveLimit: Averted.
** Maya dates two different men named Chris.
** Finch pursues two different women named Amy.



* ThreewaySex: In "Two Girls for Every Boy", Maya and a lesbian model get revenge on Finch, who tried to hook them up, by pretending they're willing to have a threesome with him but only if he completes an insane list of impossible tasks before sundown. Throughout the day, Finch is able to get anything he wants from fellow men simply by mentioning that it will help him in this goal (a mounted policeman even gives him a ride on his horse). After he fails miserably, the crowd of men waiting to know if he had succeeded (where they all failed apparently) is disappointed when he shrugs and says no… cue a Slow Clap moment for his effort.

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* ThreewaySex: ThreewaySex:
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In "Two Girls for Every Boy", Maya and a lesbian model get revenge on Finch, who tried to hook them up, by pretending they're willing to have a threesome with him but only if he completes an insane list of impossible tasks before sundown. Throughout the day, Finch is able to get anything he wants from fellow men simply by mentioning that it will help him in this goal (a mounted policeman even gives him a ride on his horse). After he fails miserably, the crowd of men waiting to know if he had succeeded (where they all failed apparently) is disappointed when he shrugs and says no… cue a Slow Clap moment for his effort.effort.
** In "The Two Faces of Finch, Part 2", Betsy seduces Finch by promising him a threesome. He becomes squicked out when he realizes that Elliott is the intended third person rather than another female.
* TooKinkyToTorture: In "Two Girls for Every Boy", Jack tries to get Elliott and Nina to treat him like one of the gang. When they take the idea too far, Jack gets revenge on them by giving them chairs which are designed to give them electric shocks. Elliott howls in pain, but Nina actually gets off on the sensation and asks Jack for more.


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* YokoOhNo: In-universe example. Nina dates the guitarist in Finch's air band, and the ensuing friction causes him to leave the group; Finch even addresses Nina as Yoko at one point. It turns out that [[spoiler:she was doing this intentionally because she was embarrassed about him being in an air band.]]
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** [[Film/{{Goodfellas}} Ray]] [[Film/FieldOfDreams Liotta]] as Kevin's [[RecurringCharacter cousin]].

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** [[Film/{{Goodfellas}} Ray]] [[Film/FieldOfDreams Liotta]] Creator/RayLiotta as Kevin's [[RecurringCharacter cousin]].



* {{Transsexual}}: Dennis' childhood friend Bert who moved to Colorado when they were 12 came back into Dennis' life as an adult in Season 5 named Brandi and was played by Jenny [=McCarthy=]. Dennis found it difficult at first to accept them but after talking to Maya, it was like old times. Until Dennis tried to make a move and Brandi makes it clear that they're LikeBrotherAndSister. Dennis wasn't sure at first how to handle the attraction, but he accepted how he felt.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Finch, who was married to Adrienne Barker (played by Rebecca Romijn) at the end of Season 3, and they divorced early Season 4 when it turned out they had nothing in common.

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* {{Transsexual}}: Dennis' childhood friend Bert who moved to Colorado when they were 12 came back into Dennis' life as an adult in Season 5 named Brandi and was played by Jenny [=McCarthy=].Creator/JennyMcCarthy. Dennis found it difficult at first to accept them but after talking to Maya, it was like old times. Until Dennis tried to make a move and Brandi makes it clear that they're LikeBrotherAndSister. Dennis wasn't sure at first how to handle the attraction, but he accepted how he felt.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Finch, who was married to Adrienne Barker (played by Rebecca Romijn) Creator/RebeccaRomijn) at the end of Season 3, and they divorced early Season 4 when it turned out they had nothing in common.
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* CrossReferencedTitles: Season Four had the unrelated episodes "When Nina Met Elliott", "When Nina Met Elliott's Mom", and "When Nina Met Her Parents".
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* AdamWesting[=/=]AsHimself: [[Film/{{Goodfellas}} Ray]] [[Film/FieldOfDreams Liotta]] as Kevin's [[RecurringCharacter cousin]].
** Creator/MarkHamill shows up as...Mark Hamill. Fanboy Finch drives him nuts with endless questions about the ''Star Wars'' movies.

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* AdamWesting[=/=]AsHimself: AdamWesting[=/=]AsHimself:
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[[Film/{{Goodfellas}} Ray]] [[Film/FieldOfDreams Liotta]] as Kevin's [[RecurringCharacter cousin]].
** Creator/MarkHamill shows up as... Mark Hamill. Fanboy Finch drives him nuts with endless questions about the ''Star Wars'' movies.



* AesopAmnesia: Maya repeatedly learned that she was subject to the same foibles as everyone else. Then completely forgot this lesson by the next episode.

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** In "Toy Story", Jack buys a horse with Robert Goulet, then regrets it when it appears that the horse is too psychologically disturbed to race. Nina uses her horse-whispering skills to determine the cause of the horse's trauma - Goulet has been verbally abusing the animal.
* AesopAmnesia: AesopAmnesia:
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Maya repeatedly learned that she was subject to the same foibles as everyone else. Then completely forgot this lesson by the next episode.episode.
** Jack often learned that it was bad to manipulate people... until the next time he needed to manipulate them.



* ChubbyChaser: One of Maya's dates is attracted to fat women, and is stealthily trying to make Maya gain weight. Once he gets found out, he tries to entice Maya with promises of never having to diet again (which humorously causes Maya to rethink it for a second). "OK, fifty pounds and I'll buy the stretch pants!"
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Maya's roommate, Wally, who disappeared after the first six episodes.

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* ChubbyChaser: One of Maya's dates is attracted to fat women, and is stealthily trying to make Maya gain weight. Once he gets found out, When Maya confronts him with the truth, he tries to entice Maya her with promises of never having to diet or exercise again (which humorously causes Maya to rethink it for a second). "OK, fifty pounds and I'll buy spring for the stretch elastic pants!"
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Maya's roommate, Wally, who disappeared after the first six episodes.episodes and was never mentioned again.



* CreatorBreakdown: In-universe. In "Puppetmaster", Maya dates the puppeteer behind a popular children's show. A panda {{Expy}} of Maya soon appears and each real-life date is somehow reflected on the show (such as the panda hogging all of the pizza). It gets so out of hand that Maya assaults him on live television.

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* CreatorBreakdown: In-universe.
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In "Puppetmaster", Maya dates the puppeteer behind a popular children's show. A panda {{Expy}} of Maya soon appears and each real-life date is somehow reflected on the show (such as the panda hogging all of the pizza). It gets so out of hand that Maya assaults him on live television.television.
** In "War and Sleaze", Maya suspects that the ''Blush'' astrologer's heart just isn't committed to her work anymore.
-->'''Jack''': (''reading'') Pisces. Something bad may or may not happen to you. (''puts magazine down and looks at Maya in mock horror'') I'm a Pisces!



* DrinkOrder: Finch always orders a Sea Breeze.



* KindheartedCatLover: Finch loves cats.



** In "Dial N for Murder", Finch has an affair with Nina's old mentor.

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** In "Dial N for Murder", Finch has an affair with Nina's old mentor.agent.



** Dennis hopes to invoke this when dating a rich octogenarian, but the old lady has so much more stamina than him that he ends up in an ambulance.

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** Dennis Nina's suicidal former agent hopes to invoke this when dating a rich octogenarian, but by seducing Finch, expecting that the excitement will cause her heart to give out. However, the old lady has so much more stamina than him that he Finch is the one who ends up in an ambulance.
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* CampStraight: Kyle, a male model played by Andy Dick.



* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Dennis Quimby Finch. He lied that it was Eastwood to his wife, and after she knew the truth he still lies about it being "Irish for brave warrior."

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** And later, after Elliott realizes that marrying the woman would have been a huge mistake:
---> '''Elliott:''' It's ironic, but you running me over that night may have been the best thing that ever happened to me.
---> '''Nina:''' Elliott, that's not ironic, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint that's what happened.]]
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: Dennis Quimby Finch. He lied that it was Eastwood to his wife, and after she knew the truth he still lies about it being "Irish "Gaelic for brave warrior."



* MistakenForRacist: Elliott mistakes an Asian-American client for the Chinese food delivery guy. Jack's attempt to set things right backfires when the person he thinks is the returning client actually works for him. To cap it off, Elliott is drinking a Slushie and gets brain freeze. Holding his temples so tightly his eyes slant, he bows back and forth saying "Ah, so cold!" - just as the client returns to be insulted a second time.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Kevin, he has some creepy qualities when it comes to women, but for the most part he's a nice guy with really low self esteem.
* {{Mondegreen}}: Nina and Elliott get into an argument about whether the lyrics of their favourite blues song are "Stone for my pillow" (because the singer is sleeping in the street) or "Slow, foamy killer" (referring to malt liquor). They call the singer's widow, who tells them that it is "Stone cold armadillo", but it was actually Finch messing with them.

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* MistakenForRacist: Elliott mistakes an Asian-American client for the Chinese food delivery guy. Jack's attempt to set things right backfires when the person he thinks is the returning client is actually works for him.a Blush employee of several years. To cap it off, Elliott is drinking a Slushie and gets brain freeze. Holding his temples so tightly his eyes slant, he bows back and forth saying "Ah, so cold!" - just as the client returns to be insulted a second time.
* MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold: Kevin, Kevin; he has some creepy qualities when it comes to women, but for the most part he's a nice guy with really low self esteem.
* {{Mondegreen}}: Nina and Elliott get into an argument about whether the lyrics of their favourite blues song are "Stone for my pillow" (because the singer is sleeping in the street) or "Slow, foamy killer" (referring to malt liquor). They call the singer's widow, who tells them that it is "Stone cold "Cold armadillo", but it was actually Finch messing with them. them.
* MoustacheDePlume: In universe example, inverted. The advice column "Miss Pretty" is actually written by Finch.
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* AllWomenLoveShoes
** When Jack is trying to distract Maya from changing the magazine, one of the gifts he showers her with is a large selection of shoes. Maya decides she can't be bought, and insists on returning all his gifts... except for one pair of shoes, which she claims can't be returned because they're "slightly scuffed".
** Nina's daughter wants to take the granddaughter to a planetarium, but the granddaughter wants to go shoe shopping instead; Nina excitedly votes for shoe shopping.
** At one point, Nina considers cutting off a toe just so she can fit into a sexy pair of pumps.



* BobFromAccounting: Early episodes has characters mention Baxter from accounting.

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* BobFromAccounting: Early episodes has have characters mention Baxter from accounting.


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** It's mentioned that Jack makes Finch try on dresses that he intends to give his wife Allie as gifts since the two are apparently the same size.
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* FormerlyFit: In "Steamed", Nina can't stop gloating when she discovers that a former rival is now fat. The show plays with it, however; the fat woman has found inner peace and is genuinely happy, while Nina is still plagued by insecurity about losing her looks.



* GirlOnGirlIsHot: The entire premise of "Two Girls for Every Boy". Finch learns that an attractive female model has a crush on Maya, and does everything in his power to get them to hook up. Not only that, but random men all over town are willing to help him with whatever he needs once he tells them what he's trying to accomplish.



* {{Hypocrite}}: [[StrawFeminist Maya shills her feminist ideals repeatedly]], yet she dates hunks and womanisers, respectively rewarding them for getting by on their looks and objectifying women.

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[[StrawFeminist Maya shills her feminist ideals repeatedly]], yet she dates hunks and womanisers, respectively rewarding them for getting by on their looks and objectifying women. women.
** In "Old Boyfriends", Jack is called a hypocrite for objecting to Maya dating an older man.



* ShirtlessScene: In "How Nina Got Her Groove Back", Maya dates a man who keeps taking his shirt off.



* SitcomArchNemesis: Jack has a friendly rivalry with Creator/DonaldTrump.

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Jack has a friendly rivalry with Creator/DonaldTrump.
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