History Series / MissionImpossible

21st Sep '16 1:08:50 PM nightkiller
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* SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat: The team are often revealed to be skilled in something in an episode where they need that skill, after which said skill is never used or brought up again (This generally tended to happen in later episodes - in the early seasons, if the team needed a specialist in some skill the cast regulars didn't have, they'd introduce a guest star who played a specialist in that skill for the episode). Examples include Barney being revealed to have boxed in college when they need to take down a crooked boxing promoter, Willy knowing martial arts when they are up against a man who sponsors martial arts tournaments (Where he still has problems because he's trained in Jujitsu and he has to compete in a Judo match) and Jim being an expert pool player in an episode where they go up against a Syndicate boss who owns a pool parlor. The episode where it makes the most sense is halfway through season six when Willy plays a crooked card dealer in a casino owned by their target - by that point Willy had spent five years working alongside former entertainers Rollin and Paris, and could have easily learned sleight of hand tricks from them.

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* SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat: The team are often revealed to be skilled in something in an episode where they need that skill, after which said skill is never used or brought up again (This generally tended to happen in later episodes - in the early seasons, if the team needed a specialist in some skill the cast regulars didn't have, they'd introduce a guest star who played a specialist in that skill for the episode). Examples include Barney being revealed to have boxed in college the Navy when they need to take down a crooked boxing promoter, Willy knowing martial arts when they are up against a man who sponsors martial arts tournaments (Where he still has problems because he's trained in Jujitsu and he has to compete in a Judo match) and Jim being an expert pool player in an episode where they go up against a Syndicate boss who owns a pool parlor. The episode where it makes the most sense is halfway through season six when Willy plays a crooked card dealer in a casino owned by their target - by that point Willy had spent five years working alongside former entertainers Rollin and Paris, and could have easily learned sleight of hand tricks from them.
9th Sep '16 11:56:48 PM IuraCivium
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* DeadDrop: Jim Phelps received the information about his missions via this method.
8th Sep '16 6:01:42 PM foxley
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* TrickBullet: In "Gunslinger", Jim uses tranquilizer bullets to allow him to capture the BigBad andTheDragon by staging a ShowdownAtHighNoon.

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* TrickBullet: In "Gunslinger", Jim uses tranquilizer bullets to allow him to capture the BigBad andTheDragon and TheDragon by staging a ShowdownAtHighNoon.
8th Sep '16 6:00:08 PM foxley
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* TrickBullets: In "Gunslinger", Jim uses tranquilizer bullets to allow him to capture the BigBad andTheDragon by staging a ShowdownAtHighNoon.

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* TrickBullets: TrickBullet: In "Gunslinger", Jim uses tranquilizer bullets to allow him to capture the BigBad andTheDragon by staging a ShowdownAtHighNoon.
8th Sep '16 5:58:49 PM foxley
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* TrickBullets: In "Gunslinger", Jim uses tranquilizer bullets to allow him to capture the BigBad andTheDragon by staging a ShowdownAtHighNoon.
22nd Jun '16 3:32:17 PM Bissek
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* TreasureIsBiggerInFiction: Done semi-reasonably in "The Diamond" where the team is sent to steal the world's largest diamond from a dictator. The diamond weighs about eight pounds uncut and is about the size of a shoe. Large, but not ridiculously so, and the stone is explicitly stated to be one of a kind.

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* TreasureIsBiggerInFiction: Done semi-reasonably in "The Diamond" where the team is sent to steal the world's largest diamond from a dictator. The diamond weighs about eight pounds uncut and is about the size of a shoe. Large, That's three times the size of the RL world's largest diamond, but not ridiculously so, and the stone is explicitly stated to be one of a kind. kind recent discovery.
5th Jun '16 12:08:01 PM MarkLungo
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* TheBoxingEpisode: "The Contender" is a two-part episode where the plot revolves around eliminating a mobster who was making his money by rigging matches, and Barney imitates a former champion who's making a comeback.
And tge episode has a SpecialGuest in the form of champ Sugar Ray Robinson, he ''didn't'' play a boxer, rather he was a former boxer who became a mob enforcer.

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* TheBoxingEpisode: "The Contender" is a two-part episode where the plot revolves around eliminating a mobster who was making his money by rigging matches, and Barney imitates a former champion who's making a comeback.
And tge
comeback. The episode has a SpecialGuest in the form of champ Sugar Ray Robinson, he ''didn't'' play a boxer, rather he was who plays a former boxer who became a mob enforcer.
5th Jun '16 11:31:07 AM Cindylover1969
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* RecycledSoundtrack: Particularly in the final season, where very few episodes had original scores.

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* RecycledSoundtrack: Particularly in the final season, where very few episodes had original scores. In addition, some literal examples when pieces which Lalo Schifrin wrote specially for the show's first soundtrack album were tracked into the show.
29th May '16 3:21:20 AM Cindylover1969
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* TheBoxingEpisode: "The Contender" is a two-part episode where the plot revolves around eliminating a mobster who was making his money by rigging matches, and Barney imitates a former champion (played by SpecialGuest champ Sugar Ray Robinson) who's making a comeback.
** Actually Sugar Ray Robinson didn't play a boxer, rather he was a former boxer who became a mob enforcer.

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* TheBoxingEpisode: "The Contender" is a two-part episode where the plot revolves around eliminating a mobster who was making his money by rigging matches, and Barney imitates a former champion (played by SpecialGuest champ Sugar Ray Robinson) who's making a comeback.
** Actually And tge episode has a SpecialGuest in the form of champ Sugar Ray Robinson didn't Robinson, he ''didn't'' play a boxer, rather he was a former boxer who became a mob enforcer.
30th Apr '16 4:51:56 PM Bissek
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* SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat: The team are often revealed to be skilled in something in an episode where they need that skill, after which said skill is never used or brought up again. Examples include Barney being revealed to have boxed in college when they need to take down a crooked boxing promoter, Willy knowing martial arts when they are up against a man who sponsors martial arts tournaments (Where he still has problems because he's trained in Jujitsu and he has to compete in a Judo match) and Jim being an expert pool player in an episode where they go up against a Syndicate boss who owns a pool parlor. The episode where it makes the most sense is halfway through season six when Willy plays a crooked card dealer in a casino owned by their target - by that point Willy had spent five years working alongside former entertainers Rollin and Paris, and could have easily learned sleight of hand tricks from them.

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* SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat: The team are often revealed to be skilled in something in an episode where they need that skill, after which said skill is never used or brought up again.again (This generally tended to happen in later episodes - in the early seasons, if the team needed a specialist in some skill the cast regulars didn't have, they'd introduce a guest star who played a specialist in that skill for the episode). Examples include Barney being revealed to have boxed in college when they need to take down a crooked boxing promoter, Willy knowing martial arts when they are up against a man who sponsors martial arts tournaments (Where he still has problems because he's trained in Jujitsu and he has to compete in a Judo match) and Jim being an expert pool player in an episode where they go up against a Syndicate boss who owns a pool parlor. The episode where it makes the most sense is halfway through season six when Willy plays a crooked card dealer in a casino owned by their target - by that point Willy had spent five years working alongside former entertainers Rollin and Paris, and could have easily learned sleight of hand tricks from them.
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