History Series / TheMichaelJFoxShow

5th Oct '15 3:37:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* ActorAllusion:
** In "Art", Mike tells his daughter about [[Film/BackToTheFuture his dream of playing guitar when he was in High School.]]
** "Homecoming" has several jokes about [[Film/BackToTheFuture time travel.]]
** In the pilot, Mike's chair rolling him off camera might be a reference to the popular ''Series/FamilyTies'' clip of Alex P. Keaton rolling his chair across the room and tapping a textbook in triumph.



* CastingGag: Michael J. Fox's wife Tracey Pollan plays the upstairs neighbor Kelly, whom Mike Henry [[BlatantLies does not have a crush on.]]



* TheDanza: Michael J. Fox as Mike Henry.



* RealitySubtext: The pilot episode is this. Mike Henry returning to news reporting, mirrors Michael J. Fox's return to regular acting.



* TechnologyMarchesOn: In the pilot, Harris attempts to lure Mike back to his job by showing office chairs now have wheel locks.
5th Oct '15 3:36:58 AM Morgenthaler
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** Sort of justified, since Mike's last job was ended when his Parkinson's got so bad that he and his office chair kept rolling offscreen.
7th Nov '14 7:29:17 AM wrestlingdog909
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** Sort of justified, since Mike's last job was ended when his Parkinson's got so bad that he and his office chair kept rolling offscreen.
25th Jun '14 9:32:36 AM Doc_Loki
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* KickTheDog: Well, punch the cat, actually. Getting filmed doing it on live tv spells the end of Zack's career.
10th Feb '14 12:20:42 PM mlsmithca
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The Michael J Fox show is a 2013 series that features Mike Henry, a news reporter who retired when diagnosed with Parkinson's, then decides to come back to work. The series focuses on him, his wife, his three children and sister.

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The ''The Michael J Fox show Show'' is a 2013 series that features Mike Henry, a news reporter who retired when diagnosed with Parkinson's, then decides to come back to work. The series focuses on him, his wife, his three children and sister.



* ActorAllusion: in "Art" Mike tells his daughter about [[Film/BackToTheFuture his dream of playing guitar when he was in High School.]]
*** Also, "Homecoming" has several jokes about [[Film/BackToTheFuture time travel.]]
** In the pilot, Mike's chair rolling him off camera might be a reference to the popular FamilyTies clip of Alex P. Keaton rolling his chair across the room and tapping a textbook in triumph.

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* ActorAllusion: in "Art" ActorAllusion:
** In "Art",
Mike tells his daughter about [[Film/BackToTheFuture his dream of playing guitar when he was in High School.]]
*** Also, ** "Homecoming" has several jokes about [[Film/BackToTheFuture time travel.]]
** In the pilot, Mike's chair rolling him off camera might be a reference to the popular FamilyTies ''Series/FamilyTies'' clip of Alex P. Keaton rolling his chair across the room and tapping a textbook in triumph.



* TheCastShowOff: In the episode "Hobbies", that's really Michael J. Fox playing hockey. Fox once demonstrated on ''Oprah", that he still has this ability, despite having Parkinson's. Michael also demonstrates that he can at least putt straight in the weekend getaway episode.

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* TheCastShowOff: In the episode "Hobbies", that's really Michael J. Fox playing hockey. Fox once demonstrated on ''Oprah", ''Oprah'' that he still has this ability, despite having Parkinson's. Michael also demonstrates that he can at least putt straight in the weekend getaway episode.



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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Subverted. In the "Secret" episode, Ian, Eve, & Graham argue over what to do w/ an owl statue given to Graham that might contain something valuable. Ian wants to break it to find the possible treasure. Graham runs off with the statue & his siblings pursue him. Graham tosses the owl in the air, but Ian in slow, dramatic fashion, catches it. But then he said, "Wait. I wanted it to break."

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Subverted. In the "Secret" episode, Ian, Eve, & and Graham argue over what to do w/ an owl statue given to Graham that might contain something valuable. Ian wants to break it to find the possible treasure. Graham runs off with the statue & and his siblings pursue him. Graham tosses the owl in the air, but Ian in slow, dramatic fashion, catches it. But then he said, says, "Wait. I wanted it to break."
10th Feb '14 3:35:25 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Subverted. In the "Secret" episode, Ian, Eve, & Graham argue over what to do w/ an owl statue given to Graham that might contain something valuable. Ian wants to break it to find the possible treasure. Graham runs off with the statue & his siblings pursue him. Graham tosses the owl in the air, but Ian in slow, dramatic fashion, catches it. But then he said, "Wait. I wanted it to break."
24th Nov '13 9:08:54 AM Brandon
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* TheCastShowOff: In the episode "Hobbies", that's really Michael J. Fox playing hockey. Fox once demonstrated on ''Oprah", that he still has this ability, despite having Parkinson's. Michael also demonstrates that he can at least putt straight in the weekend getaway epsiode.

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* TheCastShowOff: In the episode "Hobbies", that's really Michael J. Fox playing hockey. Fox once demonstrated on ''Oprah", that he still has this ability, despite having Parkinson's. Michael also demonstrates that he can at least putt straight in the weekend getaway epsiode.episode.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In the pilot episode, Eve behaved a bit more reserved and mature. She quickly de-evolved into the typical BrattyTeenageDaughter you see on most sitcoms.
17th Nov '13 5:17:03 AM holeybartender
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*** Also, "Homecoming" has several jokes about [[Film/BackToTheFuture time travel.]]
10th Nov '13 11:17:06 AM starwolf
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** In the pilot, Mike's chair rolling him off camera might be a reference to the popular FamilyTies clip of Alex P. Keaton rolling his chair across the room and tapping a textbook in triumph.


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* TechnologyMarchesOn: In the pilot, Harris attempts to lure Mike back to his job by showing office chairs now have wheel locks.
9th Nov '13 10:09:47 PM PPPSSC
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* DumbBlonde: The bright-blonde Aunt Lee is quite flaky, both in her job and outside of her responsibilities.

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* DumbBlonde: The bright-blonde Aunt Lee Leigh is quite flaky, both in her job and outside of her responsibilities.



* WackyGuy: When Aunt Lee drops by, you know something crazy's going to happen.

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* WackyGuy: When Aunt Lee Leigh drops by, you know something crazy's going to happen.
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