History Series / KungFu

3rd Nov '17 6:25:02 PM ClintEastwood
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* FakeMixedRace: Caine is half Chinese. David Carradine is not.




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* {{Yellowface}}: Thankfully almost completely averted, with Asian characters played by nearly always plaed by Asian/Asian-American actors.
1st Nov '17 12:01:06 AM MJaxon
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P.S.: Contrary to popular belief (including the movie ''Film/DragonTheBruceLeeStory''), Bruce Lee had exactly '''nothing''' to do with the series.


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* ButNotTooForeign: Bruce Lee originally came up with the concept of the show with the intent casting himself as the main lead, but was not cast because the studio did not want an Asian man in a lead role on American Television.
21st Sep '17 7:01:03 AM WolfMattGrey
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* NoiselessWalker: Shaolin Priests are trained to walk silently.
-->'''Master Kan''': Your tread must be light and sure, as though your path were upon rice paper. It is said, a Shaolin priest can walk through walls. Looked for...he can not be seen. Listened for ... he can not be heard. Touched ... can not be felt. This rice paper is the test. Fragile as the wings of the dragon fly, clinging as the cocoon of the silk worm. When you can walk its length and leave no trace, you will have learned.
11th Apr '17 4:21:53 PM Willbyr
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23rd Mar '17 7:38:08 PM erracht
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** Borders on CanadaDoesNotExist. The setting is supposed to be an anonymous American city, which is supported by the occurrence of American flags and mailboxes, but bears a striking resemblance to Toronto, in and near which the show was filmed. For example, Toronto's Chinatown is quite recognizable, and the front of the actual Toronto coroner's office is used. In "Reunion", a radio broadcast makes a reference to the Gardiner Expressway, an actual local landmark. Even some Canadian money has been spotted in the show.

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** Borders on CanadaDoesNotExist. The setting is supposed to be an anonymous American city, which is supported by the occurrence of American flags and mailboxes, but bears a striking resemblance to Toronto, in and near which the show was filmed. For example, Toronto's Chinatown is quite recognizable, and the front of the actual Toronto coroner's office is used. In "Reunion", a radio broadcast makes a reference to the Gardiner Expressway, an actual local landmark. Even some Canadian money has been spotted in on the show.
23rd Mar '17 7:35:59 PM erracht
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* CrazySurvivalist: Gant in ''Dragon's Eye'' is a Vet that is clearly suffering from PTSD and tries to keep hold of a area of forest.

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** Borders on CanadaDoesNotExist. The setting is supposed to be an anonymous American city, which is supported by the occurrence of American flags and mailboxes, but bears a striking resemblance to Toronto, in and near which the show was filmed. For example, Toronto's Chinatown is quite recognizable, and the front of the actual Toronto coroner's office is used. In "Reunion", a radio broadcast makes a reference to the Gardiner Expressway, an actual local landmark. Even some Canadian money has been spotted in the show.
* CrazySurvivalist: Gant in ''Dragon's Eye'' is a Vet that is clearly suffering from PTSD and tries to keep hold of a an area of forest.
18th Dec '16 11:02:20 PM HelloLamppost
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When it premiered, it was a unique [[TheWestern Western]] series with an Asian lead character ([[{{Yellowface}} albeit played by an actor with no Asian ancestry]]) who refused to use a gun and looked out for the innocent, especially the minority groups that the genre typically ignored. The emphasis of the series was very much on philosophy, particularly Eastern philosophy, rather than gunplay.

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When it premiered, it was a unique [[TheWestern Western]] series with an Asian a half-Asian lead character ([[{{Yellowface}} albeit played by an actor with no Asian ancestry]]) who refused to use a gun and looked out for the innocent, especially the minority groups that the genre typically ignored. The emphasis of the series was very much on philosophy, particularly Eastern philosophy, rather than gunplay.
20th Nov '16 3:54:07 AM SeptimusHeap
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* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: Caine fights a Ninja in "The Assassin."
25th Sep '16 8:05:17 AM MarkLungo
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* BaldOfAwesome: All the monks in the monastery, including Caine before he left.



* EyeScream: David Carradine's real life father John Carradine makes an appearance as a reverend who's staked out by Apaches with his eyes sewn open. He's permanently blinded by the time Caine rescues him.

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* EyeScream: David Carradine's real life father John Carradine Creator/JohnCarradine makes an appearance as a reverend who's staked out by Apaches with his eyes sewn open. He's permanently blinded by the time Caine rescues him.



* TheManTheyCouldntHang: In "The Nature of Evil"

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* TheManTheyCouldntHang: In "The Nature of Evil"Evil".
25th Sep '16 8:02:23 AM MarkLungo
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While it has elements of a SternChase (given that he is wanted for killing the Chinese Emperor's nephew after he fatally shot his beloved master in cold blood), it was usually not a pressing matter for the character outside the occasional bounty hunter. Caine is also a stern chaser, looking for his half brother. He often enters a town only a few days [[MissedHimByThatMuch after his brother has left it]].

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While it has elements of a SternChase (given that he is wanted for killing the Chinese Emperor's nephew after he fatally shot his beloved master in cold blood), it was usually not a pressing matter for the character outside the occasional bounty hunter.BountyHunter. Caine is also a stern chaser, looking for his half brother. He often enters a town only a few days [[MissedHimByThatMuch after his brother has left it]].
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