History Series / Matlock

20th May '17 11:30:42 PM glickmam
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* KilledOffForReal: In a shocking and rather heartbreaking turn of events, the final season sees one of the recurring cast get murdered. [[spoiler:Lieutenant Bob Brooks, Ben's friend and contact on the Atlanta Police Department, is stabbed to death by someone seeking revenge on Matlock and attempting to see if they can pull off the perfect crime.]]

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* KilledOffForReal: In a shocking and rather heartbreaking turn of events, the final season sees one of the recurring cast get murdered. [[spoiler:Lieutenant Bob Brooks, a close friend of Ben's friend and who also serves as his contact on the Atlanta Police Department, is stabbed to death by someone seeking revenge on Matlock and attempting to see if they can pull off the perfect crime.]]
9th May '17 11:36:15 AM glickmam
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* PutOnABus: Tyler Hudson after Season 3 due to Kene Holliday becoming increasingly late to work and having to go to rehab due to drug and alcohol problems. Likewise, Tyler's replacement, Conrad McMasters, after Season 7 when his actor, Clarence Gilyard, Jr., left to play James Trivette on ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger''.

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* PutOnABus: Tyler Hudson after Season 3 due to Kene Holliday becoming increasingly late to work and having to go to rehab due to drug and alcohol problems. Likewise, Tyler's replacement, Conrad McMasters, [=McMasters=], after Season 7 when his actor, Clarence Gilyard, Jr., left to play James Trivette on ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger''.
9th May '17 11:35:47 AM glickmam
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* PutOnABus: Tyler Hudson after Season 3 due to Kene Holliday becoming increasingly late to work and having to go to rehab due to drug and alcohol problems. Then, Leanne [=McIntyre=] disappeared after Season 8.

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* PutOnABus: Tyler Hudson after Season 3 due to Kene Holliday becoming increasingly late to work and having to go to rehab due to drug and alcohol problems. Then, Leanne [=McIntyre=] disappeared Likewise, Tyler's replacement, Conrad McMasters, after Season 8.7 when his actor, Clarence Gilyard, Jr., left to play James Trivette on ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger''.
9th May '17 11:27:10 AM glickmam
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* KilledOffForReal: In a shocking and rather heartbreaking turn of events, the final season sees one of the recurring cast get murdered. [[spoiler:Lieutenant Bob Brooks is stabbed to death by someone seeking revenge on Matlock and attempting to see if they can pull off the perfect crime.]]

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* KilledOffForReal: In a shocking and rather heartbreaking turn of events, the final season sees one of the recurring cast get murdered. [[spoiler:Lieutenant Bob Brooks Brooks, Ben's friend and contact on the Atlanta Police Department, is stabbed to death by someone seeking revenge on Matlock and attempting to see if they can pull off the perfect crime.]]
28th Apr '17 1:31:50 AM johnsmithxxi
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* ParanormalEpisode: "The Ghost" sees the ghost of a murder victim asks Matlock to defend his widow from murder charges and find his real killer.
25th Apr '17 9:07:54 AM johnsmithxxi
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* GilliganCut: Matlock, about to go on a fishing trip, gets a letter calling him in for jury duty. Matlock remarks, that as a prominent defense attorney, there's a snowball's chance in hell he'd be selected. Cut to Matlock sitting in the jury box. An example of artistic license, as in most of the United States and all Canadian provinces lawyer's are ineligible for jury duty.

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* GilliganCut: Matlock, about to go on a fishing trip, gets a letter calling him in for jury duty. Matlock remarks, that as a prominent defense attorney, there's a snowball's chance in hell he'd be selected. Cut to Matlock sitting in the jury box. An example of artistic license, ArtisticLicenseLaw, as in most of the United States and all Canadian provinces lawyer's are ineligible for jury duty.
25th Apr '17 9:06:47 AM johnsmithxxi
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* GilliganCut: Matlock, about to go on a fishing trip, gets a letter calling him in for jury duty. Matlock remarks, that as a prominent defense attorney, there's a snowball's chance in hell he'd be selected. Cut to Matlock sitting in the jury box. An example of artistic license, as in most of the United States and all Canadian provinces lawyer's are ineligible for jury duty.
11th Apr '17 10:36:02 AM Maddoxsort
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* {{Adorkable}}: Cassie, whose first appearance saw her fumbling her way into Matlock's employ on a misunderstanding that he was going to offer her a job. She's very sweet and sympathetic and you just want to hug her because she's trying to do the right thing in spite of inexperience and though she messes up, she's a very fast learner.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Cassie, Cassie Phillips, whose first appearance saw her fumbling her way into Matlock's employ on a misunderstanding that he was going to offer her a job. She's very sweet and sympathetic and you just want to hug her because she's trying to do the right thing in spite of inexperience and though she messes up, she's a very fast learner.



* {{Irony}}: When Matlock defends a client in a different court than his home turf in the season 4 opener, the judge is as no-nonsense as they come and absolutely hates the way Matlock turns the courtroom into his own personal little circus. That judge ends up moving to Atlanta much later in the show and becomes the one judge who simply ''refuses'' to let Matlock carry on the way he usually does.



* ThrowTheDogABone: One case saw Tyler get involved with a bunch of "lethal-looking men", and . However, he discovered that they loved to play cards and gamble. Tyler subsequently cleaned their clocks to the tune of '''20,000 dollars.'''

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* ThrowTheDogABone: One case saw Tyler get involved with a bunch of "lethal-looking men", and .men". However, he discovered that they loved to play cards and gamble. Tyler subsequently cleaned their clocks to the tune of '''20,000 dollars.'''
11th Apr '17 2:54:17 AM Maddoxsort
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* BaitAndSwitchComment: Weaponized by Charlene in the pilot on at least two people who have been unreasonable with her. She tells them something they want to hear, and ''then'':
--> '''Charlene''': ''(spitefully)'' [[TakeThat HERE'S A SUBPOENA.]]



* IconicItem: Aside from his suit, Matlock also has a banjo that he sometimes strums on. In addition to his banjo, he also has a ukelele and quite a few guitars to his name.



* KilledOffForReal: In a shocking and rather heartbreaking turn of events, the final season sees one of the recurring cast get murdered. [[spoiler:Lieutenant Bob Brooks is stabbed to death by someone seeking revenge on Matlock and attempting to see if they pull off the perfect crime.]]

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* KilledOffForReal: In a shocking and rather heartbreaking turn of events, the final season sees one of the recurring cast get murdered. [[spoiler:Lieutenant Bob Brooks is stabbed to death by someone seeking revenge on Matlock and attempting to see if they can pull off the perfect crime.]]


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* NiceShoes: Matlock often shines his shoes as a means of relaxing.
** In "The Billionaire", Trader Joe's (his favorite catalogue store) had a sale on his favorite shoes, so he bought a pair. However, for some reason, he discovered they were incredibly tight and painful and that breaking them in was the only problem, until the shoes remained unpleasantly uncomfortable. Cassie later supplied him with a new set of shoes that came in from Trader Joe's along with an apology. Turns out they sent him the wrong size. Matlock puts on his new shoes and finds himself overjoyed with the immediate difference in how comfortable they are.
-->'''Matlock''': Ahh... ''heaven''.
11th Apr '17 2:35:47 AM Maddoxsort
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Julie March is as cute as a button, perky as a poodle, and sweet as strawberries. But Ben regards her as ''the'' most ruthless prosecutor there is in the D.A.'s office. And he's right.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Julie March is as cute as a button, perky as a poodle, and sweet as strawberries. But Ben regards her as ''the'' most ruthless prosecutor there is in the D.A.'s DA's office. And he's right.
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