History Series / Quincy

26th Apr '16 6:05:47 AM whateveryousay21
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* {{Expy}}: Season 5's "The Money Plague" was based on the real-life D.B. Cooper plane hijacking.

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* {{Expy}}: Season 5's "The Money Plague" was based on The elderly cowboy actor from "Last of the real-life D.B. Cooper plane hijacking.Dinosaurs" is a thinly-veiled clone of John Wayne.


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* RealLifeWritesThePlot
** Season 5's "The Money Plague" was based on the real-life D.B. Cooper plane hijacking.
** Also from season 5, "Sweet Land of Liberty" was heavily based on the (then recently declassified) MK Ultra experiments.
26th Apr '16 5:58:47 AM whateveryousay21
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* EvilTwin: [[spoiler: Season 4's "Images" features a lost twin murdering her famous sister to try and take her place.]]
26th Apr '16 5:50:26 AM whateveryousay21
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* {{Expy}}: The "R.J. Collins" episode was based on the real-life D.B. Cooper plane hijacking.

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* {{Expy}}: The "R.J. Collins" episode Season 5's "The Money Plague" was based on the real-life D.B. Cooper plane hijacking.



* ShownTheirWork

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* ShownTheirWorkShownTheirWork: The series had access to actual forensics lab equipment rather than props, and Mark was played by an actual LA Coronor's Office lab tech. Barring certain allowances to move the plot along, the production crew and actors often went out of their way to keep the science as accurate as could possibly be done.
26th Apr '16 5:34:02 AM whateveryousay21
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* CatchPhrase: Quincy was prone to saying "holy mackerel", often several times an episode.


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** He did own a restored early 20th century car but it was rarely seen, since he had little opportunity to go on a proper vacation in it.


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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Usually once an episode, Quincy would find an excuse to chew out the murderer, a corrupt businessman, a politician, or perhaps Monahan or Asten for sitting on their butts. It's a miracle it's not known as "the Quincy speech".
22nd Jan '16 4:13:57 PM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:251:A coroner-slash-[[TheyFightCrime crimefighter]]!]]

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[[caption-width-right:251:A [[caption-width-right:251: A coroner-slash-[[TheyFightCrime crimefighter]]!]]
10th Jan '16 10:15:46 PM Cindylover1969
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** In the most notable example, the SeriesFinale doesn't have ''any'' of the regulars other than Klugman.
26th Dec '15 7:33:04 AM spirasen
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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: "The Cutting Edge," the [[SeriesFinale final episode of the series]], barely features Quincy (the other regulars don't appear at all) and focuses instead on a surgeon who specializes in state of the art surgical techniques. No points for guessing it was meant as a spinoff.

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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: "The Cutting Edge," the [[SeriesFinale final episode of the series]], barely features Quincy (the other regulars don't appear at all) and focuses instead on a surgeon who specializes in state of the art surgical techniques. No points for guessing it was meant as a spinoff.spin-off.



* ReplacedTheThemeTune: The ''Mystery Movie'' episodes had [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_dgnqefcgg a more businesslike (though still optimistic) theme tune]]; the more familiar theme came along when the series debuted and was edited onto the shortened versions, but the original is still heard over their end credits (although the "guy on the landscape with the flashlight" background is replaced with the big Q, and the credits themselves are changed - they're white instead of yellow, and instead of "Mystery Movie Theme: HenryMancini" there's "Theme: Glen A. Larson and Stu Phillips"). Later seasons got a new arrangement which sounded less quirky and more suitable to the series.

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* ReplacedTheThemeTune: The ''Mystery Movie'' episodes had [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_dgnqefcgg a more businesslike (though still optimistic) theme tune]]; the more familiar theme came along when the series debuted and was edited onto the shortened versions, but the original is still heard over their end credits (although the "guy on the landscape with the flashlight" background is replaced with the big Q, and the credits themselves are changed - -- they're white instead of yellow, and instead of "Mystery Movie Theme: HenryMancini" there's "Theme: Glen A. Larson and Stu Phillips"). Later seasons got a new arrangement which sounded less quirky and more suitable to the series.



* ScaryBlackMan: Starvin' Marvin from "Dead Stop" comes off friendly enough when we first meet him him- until he later learns his partner is involved in the illegal dumping of chemical wastes, which has led to the death of a friend, and forces him to spill the beans.
* SharedUniverse: With ''BJ And The Bear'', believe it or not - the PoorlyDisguisedPilot "The Girls Of Hollywood High" has the [=PDP=]s' stars visiting his place of work. Asten and Sam appear but not the main man, understandably given the episode was scripted by both shows' co-creator Glen A. Larson (see AbsenteeActor above).

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* ScaryBlackMan: Starvin' Marvin from "Dead Stop" comes off friendly enough when we first meet him him- -- until he later learns his partner is involved in the illegal dumping of chemical wastes, which has led to the death of a friend, and forces him to spill the beans.
* SharedUniverse: With ''BJ And The and the Bear'', believe it or not - -- the PoorlyDisguisedPilot "The Girls Of of Hollywood High" has the [=PDP=]s' stars visiting his place of work. Asten and Sam appear but not the main man, understandably given the episode was scripted by both shows' co-creator Glen A. Larson (see AbsenteeActor above).



* StatusQuoIsGod: Because they're [[BeleagueredBureaucrat beleaguered bureaucrats]], Astin and Monahan tend to be leery at first about the case of the week, no matter how many previous times Quincy has been right. They also tend [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure to throw in with Quincy pretty quickly when he gives them proof]].

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* StatusQuoIsGod: Because they're [[BeleagueredBureaucrat beleaguered bureaucrats]], Astin Asten, and Monahan tend to be leery at first about the case of the week, no matter how many previous times Quincy has been right. They also tend [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure to throw in with Quincy pretty quickly when he gives them proof]].



* VerySpecialEpisode: Very common in later series (see "Whatever Happened To Morris Perlmutter?" for a particularly strong example).

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* VerySpecialEpisode: Very common in later on in the series (see "Whatever Happened To to Morris Perlmutter?" for a particularly strong example).
24th Nov '15 9:48:54 PM Cindylover1969
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** One of the worst cases was played by John Colicos(Kor of ''Star Trek''). He murdered his boss, kept the man frozen for eight years while telling the world the man was living in seclusion, then planted the thawed body and tried to frame another man for the murder(a man who had recently been released from prison, no less, for falsely confessing to a murder to help these people cover up the real culprit in a crime), all in a plot to take control of a major corporation.

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** One of the worst cases was played by John Colicos(Kor Colicos (Kor of ''Star Trek''). He murdered his boss, kept the man frozen for eight years while telling the world the man was living in seclusion, then planted the thawed body and tried to frame another man for the murder(a man who had recently been released from prison, no less, for falsely confessing to a murder to help these people cover up the real culprit in a crime), all in a plot to take control of a major corporation.



* PassedOverPromotion: Over the course of eight seasons, the ONLY character to get any sort of promotion was Quincy, who was bumped up to deputy coroner sometime around season 7(which placed him as head of the coroners on his floor, but still under Asten). Everyone else stays in their respective jobs.

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* PassedOverPromotion: Over the course of eight seasons, the ONLY character to get any sort of promotion was Quincy, who was bumped up to deputy coroner sometime around season 7(which 7 (which placed him as head of the coroners on his floor, but still under Asten). Everyone else stays in their respective jobs.



* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: For all the complaining about the series being preachy, this is exactly why such a change happened. Many of these social issues needed to be addressed.
* SpecialEffectFailure: The apartment fire effect in season 7's "Smoke Screen" is a terribly done overlay that doesn't look close to real.
24th Nov '15 9:45:58 PM Cindylover1969
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-->'''Quincy''': [[spoiler: Your son didn't fall, and he wasn't thrown. He jumped.]]

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-->'''Quincy''': [[spoiler: Your son didn't fall, and he wasn't thrown. [[DrivenToSuicide He jumped.jumped]].]]



** And again averted in "Nowhere To Run," which begins with a pregnant teenager running from her boyfriend; her corpse is later brought in. [[spoiler: She jumps off a cliff and kills herself because the father of her unborn child was... her father.]]



*** In season 7- "Smoke Screen", Engine 51 is called as part of the battalion to deal with an apartment building fire, although none of the usual Emergency! cast are present. "The Golden Hour", Rampart is called by paramedics.

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*** ** In season 7- "Smoke Screen", Engine 51 is called as part of the battalion to deal with an apartment building fire, although none of the usual Emergency! cast are present. "The Golden Hour", Rampart is called by paramedics.



* ADayInTheLimelight: "Unhappy Hour" focuses more on Asten, whose niece kicks off the plot. [[spoiler: It's also Asten, not for once Quincy, who delivers a lecture at the end... what with his niece (who becomes his ''late'' niece towards the end) having been an alcoholic.]]



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: The VictimOfTheWeek in "Semper Fi," the disfigured model at the start of "The Depth Of Beauty," Asten's niece Melody in "Unhappy Hour" and the teenage daughter in "Nowhere To Run."]]



** This is played for laughs during the opening. Quincy is performing an autopsy as some rookie police officers observe. They all pass out, but all we see are the tools used and the cops dropping.

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** This is played for laughs during the opening.opening titles, in a scene from "Go Fight City Hall... To The Death" (the pilot). Quincy is performing an autopsy as some rookie police officers observe. They all pass out, but all we see are the tools used and the cops dropping.



** Something similar happens again in the final season when Quincy is mugged. He spends much of the episode terrified and traumatized, unwilling to even identify the muggers for the police, partly because of the others discussing the low conviction rate of muggers, how so many end up on the streets in short order and how so many witnesses who come forward end up suffering retaliation. Ultimately, Quincy sees a trauma therapist and admits that he isn't afraid of the muggers- he's afraid of himself. he fears that if he ever gets his hands on them he may kill them(as listed above, he's already displayed the possibility of violent assault against another human being, despite his generally high value of human life, if he's provoked)..

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** Something similar happens again in the final season when Quincy is mugged. He spends much of the episode terrified and traumatized, unwilling to even identify the muggers for the police, partly because of the others discussing the low conviction rate of muggers, how so many end up on the streets in short order and how so many witnesses who come forward end up suffering retaliation. Ultimately, Quincy sees a trauma therapist and admits that he isn't afraid of the muggers- he's afraid of himself. he fears that if he ever gets his hands on them he may kill them(as them (as listed above, he's already displayed the possibility of violent assault against another human being, despite his generally high value of human life, if he's provoked)..



* Magazine/{{MAD}}: ''Queasy M.E.''

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* Magazine/{{MAD}}: ''Queasy ''Queasy, M.E.'''' (which ends with our hero having to perform autopsies on the victims of the current TV season!).
12th Nov '15 12:27:16 PM FF32
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* HollywoodTourettes: Though the portrayal was more tempered compared to most examples of this trope.



* TourettesShitcockSyndrome: Though the portrayal was more tempered compared to most examples of this trope.
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