History Series / PicketFences

6th Apr '18 10:44:50 PM foxley
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* WrongInsultOffence: A shock jock who was the focus of the episode has found his audience turning on him. One of them addresses him by epithets for a Jewish person, to which he replies, "I'm not even Jewish. If you want to slur me, call me a Kraut, you ignorant pig-farmer."
16th Feb '18 10:48:25 PM nombretomado
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* SpiritualSuccessor: The show is a pretty clear spiritual successor for ''Series/TwinPeaks'' which ended in the year that ''PicketFences'' began and heralded the beginning of the trend of 'quirky small town' dramas that persisted throughout the nineties. Twin Peaks was a lot darker and more surreal then Picket Fences however, and Picket Fences never overtly veered into the supernatural.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: The show is a pretty clear spiritual successor for ''Series/TwinPeaks'' which ended in the year that ''PicketFences'' ''Picket Fences'' began and heralded the beginning of the trend of 'quirky small town' dramas that persisted throughout the nineties. Twin Peaks was a lot darker and more surreal then Picket Fences however, and Picket Fences never overtly veered into the supernatural.
5th Dec '17 6:49:35 PM nombretomado
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* CrossOver: The show crosses over with DavidEKelley's other show ''ChicagoHope'' in the episode "Rebels with Causes".

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* CrossOver: The show crosses over with DavidEKelley's Creator/DavidEKelley's other show ''ChicagoHope'' in the episode "Rebels with Causes".
10th Jul '17 12:24:43 AM pretzelbetty
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The show revolved around the residents of Rome, in particular the functionally dysfunctional Brock family headed up by the town Sheriff, Jimmy Brock. Sheriff Brock, along with his deputies at the Rome Sheriff's Department sometimes struggle to maintain order faced with such strange crimes and occurrences as cow udders exploding and a spate of people turning up dead in freezers. During it's tenure, the show also dealt with unusual (for the time) topics not limited to abortion, homophobia and LGBT adoption, transsexualism, racism, belief in God, medical ethics, polygamy, polyamory, adolescent sexuality, date rape, cryonics, the Holocaust, shoe fetishism, masturbation, {{spontaneous human combustion}}, and constitutional rights.

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The show revolved around the residents of Rome, in particular the functionally dysfunctional Brock family headed up by the town Sheriff, Jimmy Brock. Sheriff Brock, along with his deputies at the Rome Sheriff's Department sometimes struggle to maintain order faced with such strange crimes and occurrences as cow udders exploding and a spate of people turning up dead in freezers. During it's its tenure, the show also dealt with unusual (for the time) topics not limited to abortion, homophobia and LGBT adoption, transsexualism, racism, belief in God, medical ethics, polygamy, polyamory, adolescent sexuality, date rape, cryonics, the Holocaust, shoe fetishism, masturbation, {{spontaneous human combustion}}, and constitutional rights.
16th May '17 4:43:50 PM nombretomado
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* SpiritualSuccessor: The show is a pretty clear spiritual successor for ''TwinPeaks'' which ended in the year that ''PicketFences'' began and heralded the beginning of the trend of 'quirky small town' dramas that persisted throughout the nineties. Twin Peaks was a lot darker and more surreal then Picket Fences however, and Picket Fences never overtly veered into the supernatural.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: The show is a pretty clear spiritual successor for ''TwinPeaks'' ''Series/TwinPeaks'' which ended in the year that ''PicketFences'' began and heralded the beginning of the trend of 'quirky small town' dramas that persisted throughout the nineties. Twin Peaks was a lot darker and more surreal then Picket Fences however, and Picket Fences never overtly veered into the supernatural.
30th Mar '17 11:41:32 PM PaulA
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These days the show, rather tragically, doesn't quite have the devoted cult following that it really deserves to have due to the fact that only the first season has ever been released on DVD thanks to ExecutiveMeddling and various legal battles.

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These days the show, rather tragically, doesn't quite have the devoted cult following that it really deserves to have due to the fact that only Only the first season has ever been released on DVD thanks to ExecutiveMeddling and various legal battles.
30th Mar '17 11:40:03 PM PaulA
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* BookEnds: The opening scene in the pilot episode and the final scene in the series finale both involve the townspeople all together at a public setting, the Town Player's performance of ''TheWizardOfOz'' in the pilot and [[spoiler: the triple wedding of Max/Kenny, Carter/Sue and Wambaugh/Miriam in the finale.]]

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* BookEnds: The opening scene in the pilot episode and the final scene in the series finale both involve the townspeople all together at a public setting, the Town Player's performance of ''TheWizardOfOz'' ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' in the pilot and [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the triple wedding of Max/Kenny, Carter/Sue and Wambaugh/Miriam in the finale.]]
15th Aug '16 7:39:25 PM hullflyer
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* ArtisticLicenseGunsafety: Sheriff Brock ought to know everything there is to know about keeping guns secure at home, yet [[spoiler: Zachary]] has no trouble retrieving Jimmy's pistol and pantomiming pot-shots at [[spoiler: Matthew's]] attacker when no one else is around. Played ''completely serious'', and chilling.

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* ArtisticLicenseGunsafety: ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: Sheriff Brock ought to know everything there is to know about keeping guns secure at home, yet [[spoiler: Zachary]] has no trouble retrieving Jimmy's pistol and pantomiming pot-shots at [[spoiler: Matthew's]] attacker when no one else is around. Played ''completely serious'', and chilling.
18th Jan '16 6:34:41 PM jormis29
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The show revolved around the residents of Rome, in particular the functionally dysfunctional Brock family headed up by the town Sheriff, Jimmy Brock. Sheriff Brock, along with his deputies at the Rome Sheriff's Department sometimes struggle to maintain order faced with such strange crimes and occurrences as cow udders exploding and a spate of people turning up dead in freezers. During it's tenure, the show also dealt with unusual (for the time) topics not limited to abortion, homophobia and LGBT adoption, transsexualism, racism, belief in God, medical ethics, polygamy, polyamory, adolescent sexuality, date rape, cryonics, the Holocaust, shoe fetishism, masturbation, spontaneous human combustion, and constitutional rights.

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The show revolved around the residents of Rome, in particular the functionally dysfunctional Brock family headed up by the town Sheriff, Jimmy Brock. Sheriff Brock, along with his deputies at the Rome Sheriff's Department sometimes struggle to maintain order faced with such strange crimes and occurrences as cow udders exploding and a spate of people turning up dead in freezers. During it's tenure, the show also dealt with unusual (for the time) topics not limited to abortion, homophobia and LGBT adoption, transsexualism, racism, belief in God, medical ethics, polygamy, polyamory, adolescent sexuality, date rape, cryonics, the Holocaust, shoe fetishism, masturbation, spontaneous {{spontaneous human combustion, combustion}}, and constitutional rights.



* HighTurnoverRate: Mayors of Rome have died from spontaneous combustion, being pushed into freezers, and gunshots. Others have gotten thrown into jail or run out of office for making porn.

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* HighTurnoverRate: Mayors of Rome have died from spontaneous combustion, SpontaneousCombustion, being pushed into freezers, and gunshots. Others have gotten thrown into jail or run out of office for making porn.
3rd Dec '14 5:07:34 PM StFan
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** Interestingly the show was also originally going to have an episode crossover with ''TheXFiles'' where Mulder and Scully would travel to Rome to investigate bizarre genetic experiments on cows but it never materialized because CBS and Fox wouldn't agree to it - the only traces of it existing are the Picket Fences episode "Away in the Manger" and the X-Files episode "Red Museum".

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** Interestingly the show was also originally going to have an episode crossover with ''TheXFiles'' ''Series/TheXFiles'' where Mulder and Scully would travel to Rome to investigate bizarre genetic experiments on cows but it never materialized because CBS and Fox wouldn't agree to it - the only traces of it existing are the Picket Fences episode "Away in the Manger" and the X-Files episode "Red Museum".
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