History Series / TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries

30th Dec '16 7:51:53 PM themisterfree
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* SpecialGuest: the show is FULL of these. "Mystery of the Hollywood Phantom", in particular, seemed to be just an excuse for ABC to work in as many of their B-list stars as possible.

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* SpecialGuest: the show is FULL of these. "Mystery of the Hollywood Phantom", in particular, seemed to be just an excuse for ABC Creator/{{ABC}} to work in as many of their B-list stars as possible.


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* SpiritualSuccessor: Creator/{{Nelvana}} (yep, the animation studio) attempted their own separate TV adaptations of ''The Hardy Boys'' and ''Nancy Drew'' in 1995; both shows ran in syndication as an hour-long block and crossed over with each other at least once. This attempt was cancelled after half a season thanks to poor timeslots in syndication.
25th Dec '16 7:35:52 PM FranksGirl
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* ConvectionSchmonvection: abused ''twice'':

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* ChristmasEpisode: The Nancy Drew episode "Will The Real Santa Claus Please Stand Up?" See the entry under RealAfterAll for details.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: abused ''twice'':twice:
14th Nov '16 12:24:13 AM FranksGirl
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* TechnoBabble: ''Search for Atlantis'' has a really painful example, when the Hardys are introduced to a group of college archeologists attempting to find the lost city of Atlantis. At one point, the site manager asks Frank and Joe how much they know about archeology. Frank starts off innocently enough with a reference to "Petrie's system of excavation", a reference to William Petrie, who set exacting standards for archeological work in the 1900s, but did not invent any specific "excavation system". Then Frank goes on to babble about the lack of "pulse induction readings" and "flux gates", with the site manager commenting that the "volcanic activity" in the area has ruled them out. Considering that "pulse induction" is basically a style of metal detector and a "flux gate" is simply a magnetometer (used to measure magnetism on objects), nothing volcanic would rule either of those things out. The site manager also babbles about "plate activity" jumbling the readings...which wouldn't stop any decent archeological team, who would know how to read soil & rock levels despite ancient earthquake activity. About the only thing Frank gets right is a later reference to "Fiorelli's technique", used at Pompeii to make molds of corpses under the volcanic rock.

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* TechnoBabble: ''Search for Atlantis'' has a really painful example, when the Hardys are introduced to a group of college university archeologists attempting on a dig to find the lost city of Atlantis. At one point, the site manager asks Frank and Joe how much they know about archeology. Frank starts off innocently enough with a reference to "Petrie's system of excavation", a reference to William Petrie, who set exacting standards for archeological work in the 1900s, but did not invent any has no specific "excavation system".system attached to his name. Then Frank goes on to babble about the lack of "pulse induction readings" and "flux gates", with the site manager commenting that the "volcanic activity" in the area has ruled them out. Considering that "pulse induction" is basically a style of metal detector and a "flux gate" is simply a magnetometer (used to measure magnetism on objects), nothing volcanic would rule either prevent the use of those things out.that equipment. The site manager also babbles about "plate activity" jumbling the readings...which wouldn't stop any decent archeological team, who would know how to read soil & rock levels despite ancient earthquake activity. levels. About the only thing Frank gets right is a later reference to "Fiorelli's technique", used at Pompeii to make molds of corpses under the volcanic rock.
14th Nov '16 12:21:13 AM FranksGirl
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* Technobabble: ''Search for Atlantis'' has a really painful example, when the Hardys are introduced to a group of college archeologists attempting to find the lost city of Atlantis. At one point, the site manager asks Frank and Joe how much they know about archeology. Frank starts off innocently enough with a reference to "Petrie's system of excavation", a reference to William Petrie, who set exacting standards for archeological work in the 1900s, but did not invent any specific "excavation system". Then Frank goes on to babble about the lack of "pulse induction readings" and "flux gates", with the site manager commenting that the "volcanic activity" in the area has ruled them out. Considering that "pulse induction" is basically a style of metal detector and a "flux gate" is simply a magnetometer (used to measure magnetism on objects), nothing volcanic would rule either of those things out. The site manager also babbles about "plate activity" jumbling the readings...which wouldn't stop any decent archeological team, who would know how to read soil & rock levels despite ancient earthquake activity. About the only thing Frank gets right is a later reference to "Fiorelli's technique", used at Pompeii to make molds of corpses under the volcanic rock.

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* Technobabble: TechnoBabble: ''Search for Atlantis'' has a really painful example, when the Hardys are introduced to a group of college archeologists attempting to find the lost city of Atlantis. At one point, the site manager asks Frank and Joe how much they know about archeology. Frank starts off innocently enough with a reference to "Petrie's system of excavation", a reference to William Petrie, who set exacting standards for archeological work in the 1900s, but did not invent any specific "excavation system". Then Frank goes on to babble about the lack of "pulse induction readings" and "flux gates", with the site manager commenting that the "volcanic activity" in the area has ruled them out. Considering that "pulse induction" is basically a style of metal detector and a "flux gate" is simply a magnetometer (used to measure magnetism on objects), nothing volcanic would rule either of those things out. The site manager also babbles about "plate activity" jumbling the readings...which wouldn't stop any decent archeological team, who would know how to read soil & rock levels despite ancient earthquake activity. About the only thing Frank gets right is a later reference to "Fiorelli's technique", used at Pompeii to make molds of corpses under the volcanic rock.



* ThreateningShark: ''Last Kiss of Summer'' has one of the bad guys trying to kill off Frank Hardy by taking him surfing at a university breeding area for great whites.



* ThreateningShark: ''Last Kiss of Summer'' has one of the bad guys trying to kill off Frank Hardy by taking him surfing at a university breeding area for great whites.
14th Nov '16 12:14:28 AM FranksGirl
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* Technobabble: ''Search for Atlantis'' has a really painful example, when the Hardys are introduced to a group of college archeologists attempting to find the lost city of Atlantis. At one point, the site manager asks Frank and Joe how much they know about archeology. Frank starts off innocently enough with a reference to "Petrie's system of excavation", a reference to William Petrie, who set exacting standards for archeological work in the 1900s, but did not invent any specific "excavation system". Then Frank goes on to babble about the lack of "pulse induction readings" and "flux gates", with the site manager commenting that the "volcanic activity" in the area has ruled them out. Considering that "pulse induction" is basically a style of metal detector and a "flux gate" is simply a magnetometer (used to measure magnetism on objects), nothing volcanic would rule either of those things out. The site manager also babbles about "plate activity" jumbling the readings...which wouldn't stop any decent archeological team, who would know how to read soil & rock levels despite ancient earthquake activity. About the only thing Frank gets right is a later reference to "Fiorelli's technique", used at Pompeii to make molds of corpses under the volcanic rock.
7th Oct '16 12:37:34 PM FranksGirl
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* SocietyMarchesOn: Oh, sooo much. From Frank's condescension towards Nancy Drew in the crossover episodes to the StalkingIsLove attitudes in "Death Surf" and "Oh Say Can You Sing" to the near-total lack of any persons of color (save for "Mystery of the African Safari", which takes place in Africa and "Voodoo Doll", where the only black people in ''New Orleans'' are either visitors from Africa or Haiti), the show is a walking time-capsule of TheSeventies in attitudes.

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* SocietyMarchesOn: Oh, sooo much. From Frank's condescension towards Nancy Drew in the crossover episodes to the StalkingIsLove attitudes in "Death Surf" and "Oh Say Can You Sing" to the near-total lack of any persons of color (save for "Mystery of the African Safari", which takes place in Africa and "Voodoo Doll", where the only black people in ''New Orleans'' are either visitors from Africa or Haiti), the show is a walking time-capsule of TheSeventies in attitudes.
7th Oct '16 12:36:02 PM FranksGirl
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* SocietyMarchesOn: Oh, sooo much. From Frank's condescension towards Nancy Drew in the crossover episodes to the StalkingIsLove attitudes in "Death Surf" and "Oh Say Can You Sing" to the near-total lack of any persons of color (save for "Mystery of the African Safari", which takes place in Africa and "Voodoo Doll", where the only black people in ''New Orleans'' are either visitors from Africa or Haiti), the show is a walking time-capsule of TheSeventies in attitudes.
1st Aug '16 3:30:26 PM Morgenthaler
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** ''Mystery of the Haunted House'' (which features the above Psycho house as the titular haunted house): the "haunted house" is a restaurant...complete with waiters dressed as [[TheMunsters Hermann and Lily Munster.]] And the Hermann Munster also pulls a convincing [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Lurch]] imitation, right as the Hardys are entering the restaurant.

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** ''Mystery of the Haunted House'' (which features the above Psycho house as the titular haunted house): the "haunted house" is a restaurant...complete with waiters dressed as [[TheMunsters [[Series/TheMunsters Hermann and Lily Munster.]] And the Hermann Munster also pulls a convincing [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Lurch]] imitation, right as the Hardys are entering the restaurant.
26th Jul '16 1:10:27 PM FranksGirl
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** The eye colors of both brothers also fall into this. In the books, Joe is the blue-eyed blonde. Here, Frank has the blue eyes, Joe's hazel. Not that anyone's complaining, mind...
26th Jul '16 1:06:56 PM FranksGirl
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* AlternateContinuity: the show is considered this in regards to [[TheHardyBoys the book series.]] Woe betide any {{Fanfic}} writers who use these versions of the Hardys and don't flag their tale as such up front!


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* RedOniBlueOni: Joe is red to Frank's blue. In the first two seasons, the brothers even dressed in those colors.
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