History Series / JustShootMe

25th Mar '16 1:16:41 PM Prfnoff
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'''''Just Shoot Me!''''' (1997-2003) was an Creator/{{NBC}} WorkCom about Maya Gallo, a highly qualified but difficult-to-work-with journalist, who, after alienating one news anchor too many, is forced to take a job with the trashy ''Cosmopolitan''-esque fashion magazine run by her estranged father Jack Gallo. Originally focusing on the father-daughter bonds, it quickly became a workplace ensemble piece with supporting characters Dennis Finch (the dad's personal assistant) and Nina Van Horn (an ex-model turned writer for the magazine) taking over as the main characters of the series.

Notably predated ''UglyBetty'' (as well as ''YoSoyBettyLaFea'') and ''Literature/TheDevilWearsPrada'' with the premise of a non-materialistic woman working for a shallow magazine. Was ultimately canceled due to ExecutiveMeddling and being bounced around the schedule, though it managed to serve up a GrandFinale.

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'''''Just ''Just Shoot Me!''''' Me!'' (1997-2003) was an Creator/{{NBC}} WorkCom about Maya Gallo, Gallo (Laura San Giacomo), a highly qualified but difficult-to-work-with journalist, who, after alienating one news anchor too many, is forced to take a job with the trashy ''Cosmopolitan''-esque fashion magazine run by her estranged father Jack Gallo. Gallo (George Segal). Originally focusing on the father-daughter bonds, it quickly became a workplace ensemble piece with supporting characters Dennis Finch (the dad's personal assistant) assistant, played by Creator/DavidSpade) and Nina Van Horn (an ex-model turned writer for the magazine) magazine, played by Wendy Malick) taking over as the main characters of the series.

Notably predated ''UglyBetty'' ''Series/UglyBetty'' (as well as ''YoSoyBettyLaFea'') ''Series/YoSoyBettyLaFea'') and ''Literature/TheDevilWearsPrada'' with the premise of a non-materialistic woman working for a shallow magazine. Was ultimately canceled due to ExecutiveMeddling and being bounced around the schedule, though it managed to serve up a GrandFinale.
20th Feb '16 3:25:57 PM notShemp
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* RepeatedCueTardyResponse: Dennis forgot to buy Jack's lottery ticket on the one occasion when he actually wins. To cover it up, he doctors a ticket and leaves Jack's office window open, so that the ticket will fly away when Nina opens the door. The cue is Dennis saying "Lucky day", but Nina mistakenly thinks it's Marvin Gaye. Dennis continues on saying "Lucky day" in vain before Nina opens the door because she got tired of waiting.
17th Feb '16 10:10:54 PM fnhornguy
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* 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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* In **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!"
17th Feb '16 10:08:49 PM fnhornguy
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*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!"
9th Feb '16 2:30:26 PM fnhornguy
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* Irony: Mya goes through various clever plans to get Elliot's brother, Donnie, to admit to faking being "slow," all to no avail. But one thirty-second talk with the thick-headed Jack is enough for Donnie to blow his stack and expose the ruse to everyone.

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* Irony: {{Irony}}: Mya goes through various clever plans to get Elliot's brother, Donnie, to admit to faking being "slow," all to no avail. But one thirty-second talk with the thick-headed Jack is enough for Donnie to blow his stack and expose the ruse to everyone.
9th Feb '16 2:27:43 PM fnhornguy
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* HowDidThatGetInThere: Finch invites a woman over for sex and proceeds to "set the mood with some tunes". Cue "Tomorrow" from {{Annie}}, followed by Finch abruptly changing the music to a motivational tape, before finally finding "a stanky groove".
16th Dec '15 2:28:04 AM DragonQuestZ
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* DontLookAtMe: Finch, when he cries over ''Theatre/KingLear''.

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* DontLookAtMe: Finch, Finch says this twice, when he cries over ''Theatre/KingLear''.


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* FashionModel: Being set in the offices of a fashion magazine, naturally has fashion models as extras and supporting characters. Most of them serve as GirlOfTheWeek for Elliot or Dennis, although one minor arc had Dennis marry a model. One of the main characters, Nina Van Horn, is a former model now working as the magazine's head of fashion.
11th Dec '15 5:33:47 PM DragonQuestZ
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* FashionDesigner: Creator/DanaCarvey played a designer who thought Nina dissed him, but it was Maya who felt his designs were just empty flash. At the end of the episode he tricked her into publicly wearing a design that was VaporWear.
5th Dec '15 2:18:36 PM morenohijazo
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* GeorgeWashingtonSleptHere: Jack's country house is next to a cabin where Washington planned the Battle of Yorktown. He tore it down years ago to build a tennis court. Which he doesn't use anymore.
14th Nov '15 10:18:13 PM pvsage
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnythingDoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
** All the articles in ''Blush'', which is to be expected of an {{Expy}} of ''Cosmopolitan''. This influences to the staff's dialog around the office as well.
** In "Nina's Birthday", Maya's roommate Wally says he used to stare at Nina's poster every night. "Sometimes twice a night."
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