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22nd Apr '16 6:24:34 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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[[caption-width-right:350: ''[[HeyItsThatGuy Before]] [[PierceBrosnan he]] [[Film/GoldenEye was James Bond]], he was Remington Steele''.[[note]]This was an actual TagLine used when the series was released on DVD.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: ''[[HeyItsThatGuy Before]] '' Before [[PierceBrosnan he]] [[Film/GoldenEye was James Bond]], he was Remington Steele''.[[note]]This was an actual TagLine used when the series was released on DVD.[[/note]]]]
26th Mar '16 11:47:58 AM KneadToKnow
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* BitingTheHandHumor: The final "season" contained multiple references to being cancelled (usually followed by "Don't say that word"). Clearly, the writers just didn't care any more.
26th Mar '16 11:21:43 AM KneadToKnow
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* BitingTheHandHumor: The final "season" contained multiple references to being cancelled (usually followed by "Don't say that word"). Clearly, the writers just didn't care any more.


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** "You are ''the'' Remington Steele? The big dick from Los Angeles?"
23rd Feb '16 9:55:39 PM MikeW
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-->'''Mildred''': Wait, so Mr. Steele's the boss but Ms. Holt is the one in charge?
-->'''Steele''': Surely, Mildred, having worked for the federal government, that shouldn't be too hard a concept to understand.
10th Feb '16 5:30:22 PM BillWoods
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A 1982-1987 Creator/{{NBC}} series about private investigator Laura Holt and the handsome, nameless conman with a fascination for ''{{film noir}}'' who strolled into her life and very publicly took over the identity of her fictional "employer". To the surprise of both Laura and her partners Murphy Michaels and Bernice Fox, the conman with five passports (all in the names of Creator/HumphreyBogart roles) turns out to be not too bad at detective work, although the degree to which he relies on the plots of old movies as his inspiration infuriates just about everyone.

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A 1982-1987 198287 Creator/{{NBC}} series about private investigator Laura Holt and the handsome, nameless conman with a fascination for ''{{film noir}}'' who strolled into her life and very publicly took over the identity of her fictional "employer". To the surprise of both Laura and her partners Murphy Michaels and Bernice Fox, the conman with five passports (all in the names of Creator/HumphreyBogart roles) turns out to be not too bad at detective work, although the degree to which he relies on the plots of old movies as his inspiration infuriates just about everyone.



One of the show's more prominent quirks was the fact that it [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming always used the word "Steele" as part of every episode title]]. At first these were clever and/or amusing puns often related to the plot -- "Steele Crazy After All These Years", "You're Steele The One For Me" -- but as time went on the number of good "steele" puns ran out, and the writers took to just inserting the word into titles, seemingly at random ("Small Town Steele"). In one episode they managed to use both characters names ("Red Holt Steele").

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One of the show's more prominent quirks was the fact that it [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming always used the word "Steele" as part of every episode title]]. At first these were clever and/or amusing puns often related to the plot -- "Steele Crazy After All These Years", "You're Steele The One For Me" -- but as time went on the number writers ran out of good "steele" puns ran out, 'steel/steal/still' puns, and the writers took to just inserting the word into titles, seemingly at random ("Small Town Steele"). In one episode they managed to use both characters names ("Red Holt Steele").



* AccidentalMisnaming: In the first season, Steele invariably referred to Laura Holt's secretary Bernice Foxe as "Miss Wolf". It seemed Steele couldn't genuinely remember her last name, even though she told him it a million times. He seemed to have no problem remembering her first name though.

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* AccidentalMisnaming: In the first season, Steele invariably referred to Laura Holt's secretary Bernice Foxe as "Miss Wolf". It seemed Steele genuinely couldn't genuinely remember her last name, even though she told him it a million times. He seemed to have no problem remembering her first name though.



* {{Gangsterland}}: Seems to invoke this trope in having Steele obsessed with hard-boiled detective stories. He seemingly believed that they presented as accurate a picture of contemporary America and its slang as they did in the 1920s-1940s, when most of them were written.

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* {{Gangsterland}}: Seems to invoke this trope in having Steele obsessed with hard-boiled detective stories. He seemingly believed that they presented as accurate a picture of contemporary America and its slang as they did in the 1920s-1940s, 1920s1940s, when most of them were written.




-->'''Steele:''' He's been FOLLOWING us! The bloody bugger's been SPYING on us!
-->'''Laura:''' It gives me the creeps.
-->'''The Minor:''' (Enters carrying a loaded tea tray) Oh, "cream," did you say? (Stops as Steele and Laura turn on her, Steel pointing his gun at her) It's right here on the tray.

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\n-->'''Steele:''' He's been FOLLOWING us! The bloody bugger's been SPYING on us!
-->'''Laura:'''
us!\\
'''Laura:'''
It gives me the creeps.
-->'''The
creeps.\\
'''The
Minor:''' (Enters [''Enters carrying a loaded tea tray) tray''] Oh, "cream," did you say? (Stops say?\\
[''Stops
as Steele and Laura turn on her, Steel pointing his gun at her) her''] It's right here on the tray.



* WrongGenreSavvy: Steele is a classic movie buff, and every case he and Laura Holt solve together reminds him of a classic movie. Often the wrong one...

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Steele is a classic movie buff, and every case he and Laura Holt solve together reminds him of a classic movie. Often the wrong one...one....
10th Feb '16 1:45:52 AM Dmmaus
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* BaseballEpisode: "Second Base Steele".
18th Jan '16 1:16:35 AM Dmmaus
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The season 2 double episode opener "Steele Away with Me" features extended action sequences with music obviously based on the James Bond theme, as well as the theme song from ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''.
18th Jan '16 1:15:39 AM Dmmaus
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The season 2 double episode opener "Steele Away with Me" features extended action sequences with music obviously based on the James Bond theme, as well as the theme song from ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''.
8th Dec '15 7:37:01 PM youngbond007
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[[caption-width-right:350: ''[[HeyItsThatGuy Before]] [[PierceBrosnan he]] [[Film/GoldenEye was James Bond]], he was Remington Steele'']]. [[note]]This was an actual TagLine used when the series was released on DVD.[[/note]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: ''[[HeyItsThatGuy Before]] [[PierceBrosnan he]] [[Film/GoldenEye was James Bond]], he was Remington Steele'']]. Steele''.[[note]]This was an actual TagLine used when the series was released on DVD.[[/note]]
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8th Dec '15 7:36:40 PM youngbond007
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