History Series / KnotsLanding

17th Feb '17 6:15:10 PM WaggishPony
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* PutOnABus: Numerous examples of characters ultimately leaving Knots Landing for various reasons, including Kenny, Ginger, Richard, Diana, Michael, Olivia, Cathy, Ben ([[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome who actually disappeared]]), and Frank.

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* PutOnABus: Numerous examples of characters ultimately leaving Knots Landing for various reasons, including Kenny, Ginger, Richard, Diana, Michael, Olivia, Cathy, Ben ([[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome who actually disappeared]]), Frank, and Frank.most notably, Abby.
17th Feb '17 6:11:37 PM WaggishPony
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* IdenticalStranger: Ciji Dunne and Cathy Geary were played by the same actress, though were completely different people. Unlike many examples of this trope, Cathy and Ciji never met as the former arrived at Knots Landing ''after'' the latter's murder.



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PutOnABus: Numerous examples of characters ultimately leaving Knots Landing for various reasons, including Kenny, Ginger, Richard, Diana, Michael, Olivia, Cathy, Ben ([[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome who actually disappeared]]), and Frank.
17th Feb '17 6:03:43 PM WaggishPony
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* AmbiguousSituation: The audience is never given an exact answer of what happened to Val's second husband Ben Gibson, as he went to South America and never came back.



** [[spoiler: Sid Fairgate in surgery after a car crash, at the start of season 3. His actor, Don Murray, was credited as a regular for the first episode of the season, so viewers would be surprised by his death.]]
** [[spoiler: Laura Avery Sumner died of a brain tumor in season 10.]]
** [[spoiler: Joshua Rush fell off a roof and died from his injuries, in season 7.]]
** [[spoiler: Ciji Dunne was murdered in season 5, prompting a murder mystery.]]

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** [[spoiler: Sid Fairgate flatlined in surgery after a car crash, at the start of season 3. His actor, Don Murray, was credited as a regular for the first episode of the season, so viewers would be surprised by his death.]]
** [[spoiler: Laura Avery Sumner died of a brain tumor in season 10.]]
** [[spoiler: Joshua Rush fell off a roof and died from his injuries, in season 7.]]
** [[spoiler: Ciji Dunne was murdered in season 5, prompting a murder mystery.]]]]
** [[spoiler: Jill accidentally killed herself while trying to frame Gary for her kidnapping, in season 10.]]
** Subverted. [[spoiler: Val was believed to have died in a car explosion at the conclusion of season 13, though turned up alive at the end of the following season, the series finale]].


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17th Feb '17 5:47:26 PM WaggishPony
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* {{Dying Alone}}: Laura Avery Sumner when she goes off to a clinic to die of a brain tumor.
* {{George Jetson Job Security}}: Paige Matheson, numerous times at the Sumner Group.



* {{Jerk With a Heart of Gold}}: Gregory Sumner.



* {{Killed Off for Real}} [[spoiler: Sid Fairgate at the end of Season 2]].

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[[spoiler: Sid Fairgate in surgery after a car crash, at the end start of Season 2]].season 3. His actor, Don Murray, was credited as a regular for the first episode of the season, so viewers would be surprised by his death.]]
** [[spoiler: Laura Avery Sumner died of a brain tumor in season 10.]]
** [[spoiler: Joshua Rush fell off a roof and died from his injuries, in season 7.]]
** [[spoiler: Ciji Dunne was murdered in season 5, prompting a murder mystery.]]



* ThePollyanna: Poor, poor Val -- despite all that life throws at her, as Karen says, she's like "the little engine who ''could''".

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* {{Only In It For The Money}}: Abby's main reason for marrying Gary Ewing.
* ThePollyanna: Poor, poor Val -- despite all that life throws at her, as Karen says, she's like "the little engine who ''could''". However, Michele Lee (Karen) wanted her character to be a "Pollyanna".



* {{Shut Up Kiss}}: Cathy Geary does this to Gary when he yells at her for trying to be look-alike Ciji Dunne.



* {{Witness Protection}}: The Williams family (Frank, Patricia and Julie) who moved next door to Karen and Mack Mackenzie. Their real names are Jerry and Samantha Sollars. Samantha testified against some mobsters who are after them so the whole family assumed new identities and moved to Knots Landing to be safe.



* {{Only In It For The Money}}: Abby's main reason for marrying Gary Ewing.
* {{Jerk With a Heart of Gold}}: Gregory Sumner.
* {{Dying Alone}}: Laura Avery Sumner when she goes off to a clinic to die of a Brain Tumor.
* {{George Jetson Job Security}}: Paige Matheson, numerous times at the Sumner Group.
* {{Shut Up Kiss}}: Cathy Geary does this to Gary when he yells at her for trying to be look-alike Ciji Dunne.
* {{Witness Protection}}: The Williams family (Frank, Patricia and Julie) who moved next door to Karen and Mack Mackenzie. Their real names are Jerry and Samantha Sollars. Samantha testified against some mobsters who are after them so the whole family assumed new identities and moved to Knots Landing to be safe.

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* {{Only In It For The Money}}: Abby's main reason for marrying Gary Ewing.
* {{Jerk With a Heart of Gold}}: Gregory Sumner.
* {{Dying Alone}}: Laura Avery Sumner when she goes off to a clinic to die of a Brain Tumor.
* {{George Jetson Job Security}}: Paige Matheson, numerous times at the Sumner Group.
* {{Shut Up Kiss}}: Cathy Geary does this to Gary when he yells at her for trying to be look-alike Ciji Dunne.
* {{Witness Protection}}: The Williams family (Frank, Patricia and Julie) who moved next door to Karen and Mack Mackenzie. Their real names are Jerry and Samantha Sollars. Samantha testified against some mobsters who are after them so the whole family assumed new identities and moved to Knots Landing to be safe.
17th Feb '17 5:41:30 PM WaggishPony
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* {{Title Sequence}} For the first season, an opening montage featuring overhead frame of the cul de sac and the cast members in alphabetical order. Also accompanied by a catchy jazz tune composed by Jerrold Immel. This was replaced in Season 3 by the most well-known version, a montage of clips of the show playing in small boxes going by from right to left. Replaced again in Season 9 by a slow panning shot over a painting similar to the splattered style of Jackson Pollock. That was soon replaced in Season 11 by sandcastle structures of the cul-de-sac houses as well as some skyscrapers representing Los Angeles on a beautiful beach, which was replaced in Season 12 by..... the return of the across-the-screen style of scrolling clips. Although this time, it had faster moving, color-framed boxes.

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* {{Title Sequence}} Sequence}}/ EvolvingCredits: For the first season, an opening montage featuring overhead frame of the cul de sac and the cast members in alphabetical order. Also accompanied by a catchy jazz tune composed by Jerrold Immel. This was replaced in Season 3 by the most well-known version, a montage of clips of the show playing in small boxes going by from right to left. Replaced again in Season 9 by a slow panning shot over a painting similar to the splattered style of Jackson Pollock. That was soon replaced in Season 11 by sandcastle structures of the cul-de-sac houses as well as some skyscrapers representing Los Angeles on a beautiful beach, which was replaced in Season 12 by..... the return of the across-the-screen style of scrolling clips. Although this time, it had faster moving, color-framed boxes.
11th Dec '16 4:28:05 PM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: {{Averted}}, since it's set in California. However, Seaview Circle is based on Crystalaire Place, a real cul-de-sac in the Granada Hills area of Los Angeles. Knots Landing is depicted as being near a beach. Granada Hills is actually on the north side of the San Fernando Valley, 25 road miles from the nearest beach.
** If you look for Crystalaire Place in a map program, you'll see almost the exact same houses there, just like if you look for Southfork in Dallas.



* {{You Look Familiar}}: Lisa Hartman played a singer named Ciji Dunne who gets killed but the actress came back the next year as Cathy Geary.
22nd May '16 1:18:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Blondes are Evil}} Abby.
14th Oct '15 5:34:30 PM nombretomado
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In the mid-1970s, David Jacobs (''[[LiveActionTV.{{Family}} Family]]'', later ''Series/LoisAndClark'') and Michael Filerman (later ''Falcon Crest'') created ''Knots Landing'', a concept for a PrimeTimeSoap inspired by Creator/IngmarBergman's 1973 film, ''Scenes From a Marriage''. It would center around four families in suburban California. Initially rejected in 1977, Jacobs went on to create ''{{Dallas}}'', which proved wildly popular. Jacobs then re-visited ''Knots Landing'', turning it into a SpinOff by inserting one of the Ewing brothers, BlackSheep middle brother Gary.

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In the mid-1970s, David Jacobs (''[[LiveActionTV.{{Family}} Family]]'', later ''Series/LoisAndClark'') and Michael Filerman (later ''Falcon Crest'') created ''Knots Landing'', a concept for a PrimeTimeSoap inspired by Creator/IngmarBergman's 1973 film, ''Scenes From a Marriage''. It would center around four families in suburban California. Initially rejected in 1977, Jacobs went on to create ''{{Dallas}}'', ''Series/{{Dallas}}'', which proved wildly popular. Jacobs then re-visited ''Knots Landing'', turning it into a SpinOff by inserting one of the Ewing brothers, BlackSheep middle brother Gary.



* {{Cross Over}} with {{Dallas}} (at least until Season 4, completely cut off by Dallas' "Dream Season")

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* {{Cross Over}} with {{Dallas}} ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' (at least until Season 4, completely cut off by Dallas' "Dream Season")
6th Jul '15 9:51:02 AM nombretomado
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In the mid-1970s, David Jacobs (''[[LiveActionTV.{{Family}} Family]]'', later ''LoisAndClark'') and Michael Filerman (later ''Falcon Crest'') created ''Knots Landing'', a concept for a PrimeTimeSoap inspired by Creator/IngmarBergman's 1973 film, ''Scenes From a Marriage''. It would center around four families in suburban California. Initially rejected in 1977, Jacobs went on to create ''{{Dallas}}'', which proved wildly popular. Jacobs then re-visited ''Knots Landing'', turning it into a SpinOff by inserting one of the Ewing brothers, BlackSheep middle brother Gary.

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In the mid-1970s, David Jacobs (''[[LiveActionTV.{{Family}} Family]]'', later ''LoisAndClark'') ''Series/LoisAndClark'') and Michael Filerman (later ''Falcon Crest'') created ''Knots Landing'', a concept for a PrimeTimeSoap inspired by Creator/IngmarBergman's 1973 film, ''Scenes From a Marriage''. It would center around four families in suburban California. Initially rejected in 1977, Jacobs went on to create ''{{Dallas}}'', which proved wildly popular. Jacobs then re-visited ''Knots Landing'', turning it into a SpinOff by inserting one of the Ewing brothers, BlackSheep middle brother Gary.
6th Mar '15 1:58:38 PM MarkLungo
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