History Series / TheSarahJaneAdventures

5th Sep '17 8:35:59 PM PaulA
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* AncientAstronauts: The Gorgon.



* AngelicAliens: Another member of the angelic Mary is shown in the first episode. This one seems benevolent, and is thus a more straight example of the trope.



* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Mr. Smith's]] plan in "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E9E10TheLostBoy The Lost Boy]]". He didn't expect the two parties being manipulated to join forces against him.



* BlandNameProduct: Clyde's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynx_body_spray Wolverine]] brand body spray in "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E1E2RevengeOfTheSlitheen Revenge of the Slitheen]]".



* ChainLinkFence: In "Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?"



* ChekhovsSkill: Alan's skateboarding past, which was mentioned at the beginning of one story and came in very handy in the climax. This trope's even been nicknamed "Chekhov's Skateboard" on Website/OutpostGallifrey.
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:Mr. Smith.]]



* ComputerEqualsMonitor: The death of Mistress in "Warriors of Kudlak".



** Oddly, ''The Sarah Jane Adventures'' seems to reference the classic ''Who'' episodes more often than ''Series/DoctorWho'' itself does. Photos of the Brigadier and other UNIT personnel were seen in the first episode, the Sontarans were referenced in "The Eye of the Gorgon" before they appeared in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem "The Sontaran Stratagem"]] and in "The Mad Woman in the Attic" we see flashbacks to Sarah Jane's days with the Third and Fourth Doctors. The same episode also heavily implies that Eve's people were killed in the Time War. And Sarah Jane lives on [[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E3DeltaAndTheBannermen Bannerman]] Road.

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** Oddly, ''The Sarah Jane Adventures'' seems to reference the classic ''Who'' episodes more often than ''Series/DoctorWho'' itself does. Photos of the Brigadier and other UNIT personnel were seen in the first episode, the Sontarans were referenced in "The Eye of the Gorgon" before they appeared in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E4TheSontaranStratagem "The Sontaran Stratagem"]] and in In "The Mad Woman in the Attic" we see flashbacks to Sarah Jane's days with the Third and Fourth Doctors. The same episode also heavily implies that Eve's people were killed in the Time War. And War.
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Sarah Jane lives on [[Recap/DoctorWhoS24E3DeltaAndTheBannermen Bannerman]] Road.



** In "Revenge of the Slitheen", Sarah Jane recalls when she met Rose in "School Reunion": "Slitheen in Downing Street."



* CrypticBackgroundReference: When listing the aliens she fought off, Sarah Jane mentions the unseen Patriarchs of the Tin Vagabond.



* DramaticDrop: In "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E9E10TheLostBoy The Lost Boy]]", Maria drops the plate she's holding when [[spoiler:she sees a news report about a missing boy who looks exactly like Luke]].



* DroppedAfterThePilot: The show had Maria and Sarah Jane's loud-mouthed neighbor Kelsy, who is set up as Maria's friend and possibly a member of Sarah Jane's newly formed alien hunting squad (despite outright denying the extraterrestrial things she witnessed). Kelsy is never mentioned again after the pilot, and her role as the "cool one" is [[SecondEpisodeSubstitute given to Clyde]], who ends up sticking around the whole series and providing the OpeningNarration.



* GeneticMemory: Luke in "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresNYSInvasionOfTheBane Invasion of the Bane]]".



* InfantImmortality: Averted; what with the back story of the [[spoiler:Slitheen]], at some point before the show, two 12-year-old boys must have been killed and [[spoiler:skinned for a disguise for the young Slitheen]]. This isn't shown on-screen, however.
** Also averted with thirteen-year-old Andrea Yates in "Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?".
* InsufferableGenius: Nathan Goss [[spoiler:(actually Nathan Slitheen)]] in "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E9E10TheLostBoy The Lost Boy]]".



* IWasQuiteALooker: Mrs Randall claims this in "Eye of the Gorgon". Rani notes this about Harry in "The Mad Woman in the Attic".
* LargeHam: The Headmaster in "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E1E2RevengeOfTheSlitheen Revenge of the Slitheen]]", probably because he was a [[spoiler:Slitheen]]. Martin Trueman in "Secrets of the Stars" and [[spoiler:Erasmus Darkening]] in "The Eternity Trap". Sarah Jane (inhabited by the Androvax) in "Prisoner of the Judoon".

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* IWasQuiteALooker: Mrs Randall claims this in "Eye of the Gorgon". Rani notes this about Harry in "The Mad Woman in the Attic".
* LargeHam: The Headmaster in "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E1E2RevengeOfTheSlitheen Revenge of the Slitheen]]", probably because he was a [[spoiler:Slitheen]]. LargeHam:
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Martin Trueman in "Secrets of the Stars" and Stars".
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[[spoiler:Erasmus Darkening]] in "The Eternity Trap". Trap".
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Sarah Jane (inhabited by the Androvax) in "Prisoner of the Judoon".



** The MonaLisa in "Mona Lisa's Revenge" (though the actress made up for this, big time, in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife a later Doctor Who appearance]]).

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** The MonaLisa Mona Lisa in "Mona Lisa's Revenge" (though the actress made up for this, big time, in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife a later Doctor Who appearance]]).



* LaserHallway: The Pharos Institute, in "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E9E10TheLostBoy The Lost Boy]]", has a dramatic but impractical ''outdoor'' laser grid. Which, even apart from the fact that [[spoiler:Sarah Jane just zaps it with her sonic lipstick]], completely fails to make up for the fact that there's apparently no security systems installed inside.



* {{Locking MacGyver In The Store Cupboard}}: Luke in the cellar full of gardening tools in "Eye of the Gorgon".



* LostInTransmission: In "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E1E2RevengeOfTheSlitheen Revenge of the Slitheen]]", as the Slitheen begin to drain UsefulNotes/{{London}} of power, Mr. Smith informs our heroes that the Slitheen are "notoriously hypersensitive to ''*fzzt*''", and they're left to figure out the end of the sentence from the information they already have.



* ParentalBonus: The {{continuity nod}}s to classic ''Who''. And in "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E1E2RevengeOfTheSlitheen Revenge of The Slitheen]]" Maria's divorced mother asks her ex-husband if she can have the double bed size duvet as he won't need it having a single bed. Her mannerisms and delivery of this line is enough to make older viewers think she's making fun of his sex life. Also, in "Mona Lisa's Revenge", Mr. Smith is reading out a vanished woman's profile on a dating site:

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* ParentalBonus: ParentalBonus:
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The {{continuity nod}}s to classic ''Who''. And in "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E1E2RevengeOfTheSlitheen Revenge of The Slitheen]]" Maria's divorced mother asks her ex-husband if she can have the double bed size duvet as he won't need it having a single bed. Her mannerisms and delivery of this line is enough to make older viewers think she's making fun of his sex life. Also, in ''Who''.
** In
"Mona Lisa's Revenge", Mr. Smith is reading out a vanished woman's profile on a dating site:



* ReadingsAreOffTheScale: [[spoiler:Luke's psychic energy]] in the series 1 finale.



* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: "Always Something There to Remind Me" randomly comes up on the stereo at a particularly appropriate juncture in "Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?" (and it's doubly appropriate, because the event she's trying to forget about happened in the year the song hit #1).



* TakenForGranite: In "Eye of the Gorgon": several {{Innocent Bystander}}s, one alien collaborator and [[spoiler:Alan; though luckily for Alan, the process hadn't finished so he got better]].



* TheTrapParents: In "The Lost Boy", Sarah Jane learns that Luke is not an ArtificialHuman after all, but a human boy who was kidnapped by the Bane and whose real parents miss him terribly and want him back. ...or is he?
* TwoOfYourEarthMinutes: In "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E1E2RevengeOfTheSlitheen Revenge of the Slitheen]]", the teacher who's really a disguised Slitheen refers to "your... ''our'' main electrical supply".



** In "Invasion of the Bane", an alien is indeed seen visiting Sarah Jane outside 13 Bannerman Road.



* WeWillMeetAgain:
** Mrs. Wormwood, [[spoiler:and she keeps that promise]].
** Inverted in "The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith" in which Sarah Jane suggests she may never see the Doctor again. (As it happens, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime she does]].)

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* WeWillMeetAgain:
** Mrs. Wormwood, [[spoiler:and she keeps that promise]].
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WeWillMeetAgain: Inverted in "The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith" in which Sarah Jane suggests she may never see the Doctor again. (As it happens, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime she does]].)



* YouWatchTooMuchX: Sister Helena in "Eye of the Gorgon", after Clyde accuses her of being an alien in disguise. [[spoiler:In fact she's perfectly human -- the head nun, on the other hand...]]
5th Sep '17 8:22:31 PM PaulA
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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Series/WizardsVsAliens'' is intended as one. At least one SJA script was rewritten as a [=WvA=] story.
28th May '17 9:28:37 AM MarkLungo
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* ChekhovsSkill: Alan's skateboarding past, which was mentioned at the beginning of one story and came in very handy in the climax. This trope's even been nicknamed "Chekhov's Skateboard" on OutpostGallifrey.

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* ChekhovsSkill: Alan's skateboarding past, which was mentioned at the beginning of one story and came in very handy in the climax. This trope's even been nicknamed "Chekhov's Skateboard" on OutpostGallifrey.Website/OutpostGallifrey.
28th May '17 9:26:58 AM MarkLungo
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* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:''The Mad Woman in the Attic'' features two characters called Adam and Eve who turn out to be connected, of course.]]

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* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:''The [[spoiler:"The Mad Woman in the Attic'' Attic" features two characters called Adam and Eve who turn out to be connected, of course.]]



* TheMenInBlack: [[spoiler: The robotic Alliance of Shades from the animated Series/DoctorWho episode ''[[Recap/DoctorWho2009ASDreamland Dreamland]]'' return]] in ''The Vault of Secrets''.

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* TheMenInBlack: [[spoiler: The robotic Alliance of Shades from the animated Series/DoctorWho episode ''[[Recap/DoctorWho2009ASDreamland Dreamland]]'' return]] in ''The "The Vault of Secrets''.Secrets".



* MonsterClown: In ''The Day of the Clown'', naturally.
* MoodWhiplash: Very briefly during ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS4E5E6DeathOfTheDoctor Death of the Doctor]]''. Jo makes a joke about not being able to keep up with the Doctor and getting him into trouble with the other Time Lords.

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* MonsterClown: In ''The "The Day of the Clown'', Clown", naturally.
* MoodWhiplash: Very briefly during ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS4E5E6DeathOfTheDoctor "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS4E5E6DeathOfTheDoctor Death of the Doctor]]''.Doctor]]". Jo makes a joke about not being able to keep up with the Doctor and getting him into trouble with the other Time Lords.



* MythologyGag: Sarah Jane's newspaper clipping in ''Lost in Time'' is dated November 23rd, 47 years to the day after [[Series/DoctorWho its parent show]] premiered.

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* MythologyGag: Sarah Jane's newspaper clipping in ''Lost "Lost in Time'' Time" is dated November 23rd, 23, 2010, 47 years to the day after [[Series/DoctorWho its parent show]] premiered.



* NewspaperDating: Inverted in ''Lost in Time''; Sarah Jane shows someone in 1889 that she's been taken from 2010 using a newspaper clipping she was holding.

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* NewspaperDating: Inverted in ''Lost "Lost in Time''; Time"; Sarah Jane shows someone in 1889 that she's been taken from 2010 using a newspaper clipping she was holding.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Joseph Serf in "The Man Who Never Was" bears a certain similarity to the late Steve Jobs, and his company to Apple. It was commonly said that Jobs had a "reality distortion field" that made audiences love his products; [[spoiler:Serf accomplishes this with actual hypnotic powers.]]
* NoEndorHolocaust: This series is guilty of it. ''All'' power going out ''all'' over the world, even those with its own power source? The Moon being pulled towards Earth and pushed back? Just about everyone in a trance because of their zodiac signs? No deaths?
** The lack of wrecked cars and crashed planes from all humans being teleported away was {{Lampshaded}} in ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS4E7E8TheEmptyPlanet The Empty Planet]]''. In this case, the aliens intentionally beamed away all the moving vehicles so that it wouldn't happen.
* NoManOfWomanBorn: the remarkably Macbeth-like climax of ''Secrets of the Stars''.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Joseph Serf in "The Man Who Never Was" bears a certain similarity to the late Steve Jobs, Creator/SteveJobs, and his company to Apple. It was commonly said that Jobs had a "reality distortion field" that made audiences love his products; [[spoiler:Serf accomplishes this with actual hypnotic powers.]]
* NoEndorHolocaust: This series is guilty of it. ''All'' power going out ''all'' over the world, even those with its own power source? The Moon being pulled towards Earth and pushed back? Just about everyone in a trance because of their zodiac signs? No deaths?
deaths despite all this?
** The lack of wrecked cars and crashed planes from all humans being teleported away was {{Lampshaded}} in ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS4E7E8TheEmptyPlanet "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS4E7E8TheEmptyPlanet The Empty Planet]]''.Planet]]". In this case, the aliens intentionally beamed away all the moving vehicles so that it wouldn't happen.
* NoManOfWomanBorn: the The remarkably Macbeth-like ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''-like climax of ''Secrets "Secrets of the Stars''.Stars".



* NotWhatISignedUpFor: In ''Prisoner of the Judoon'', Captain Tybo threatens the security guards at Genetec for obstruction. They quickly flee.
-->''No-one said anything about flaming aliens in the contract.''
* {{Novelization}}: All of Series 1 and 2 and several stories from later seasons were adapted as young adult novels, the first such books of their kind to be published as part of the Series/DoctorWho franchise since the 1990s.

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* NotWhatISignedUpFor: In ''Prisoner "Prisoner of the Judoon'', Judoon", Captain Tybo threatens the security guards at Genetec for obstruction. They quickly flee.
-->''No-one -->"No-one said anything about flaming aliens in the contract.''
"
* {{Novelization}}: All of Series 1 and 2 and several stories from later seasons were adapted as young adult novels, the first such books of their kind to be published as part of the Series/DoctorWho ''Series/DoctorWho'' franchise since the 1990s.



* OminousLatinChanting: The crashing meteor and the encounter with the Dark Horde in ''Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith''.

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* OminousLatinChanting: The crashing meteor and the encounter with the Dark Horde in ''Goodbye, "Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith''.Smith".



* ParentalBonus: The {{continuity nod}}s to classic ''Who''. And in ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E1E2RevengeOfTheSlitheen Revenge of The Slitheen]]'' Maria's divorced mother asks her ex-husband if she can have the double bed size duvet as he won't need it having a single bed. Her mannerisms and delivery of this line is enough to make older viewers think she's making fun of his sex life. Also, in ''Mona Lisa's Revenge'', Mr. Smith is reading out a vanished woman's profile on a dating site:

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* ParentalBonus: The {{continuity nod}}s to classic ''Who''. And in ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E1E2RevengeOfTheSlitheen "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E1E2RevengeOfTheSlitheen Revenge of The Slitheen]]'' Slitheen]]" Maria's divorced mother asks her ex-husband if she can have the double bed size duvet as he won't need it having a single bed. Her mannerisms and delivery of this line is enough to make older viewers think she's making fun of his sex life. Also, in ''Mona "Mona Lisa's Revenge'', Revenge", Mr. Smith is reading out a vanished woman's profile on a dating site:



** It is revealed that Sarah Jane's parents died when she was only three months old, and she was raised by her Aunt Lavinia. Exactly how much of a mother figure Lavinia was is somewhat debatable, as Sarah Jane once described her as "always so busy, never in one place long enough to lick a stamp." It can be argued, of course, that that doesn't necessarily mean that she was uncaring or uninvolved. In fact, the pilot for the failed spin-off series K9 & Company gives us a small glimpse into their relationship, and they do generally seem to care about one another.

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** It is revealed that Sarah Jane's parents died when she was only three months old, and she was raised by her Aunt Lavinia. Exactly how much of a mother figure Lavinia was is somewhat debatable, as Sarah Jane once described her as "always so busy, never in one place long enough to lick a stamp." It can be argued, of course, that that doesn't necessarily mean that she was uncaring or uninvolved. In fact, the pilot for the failed spin-off series K9 ''K9 & Company Company'' gives us a small glimpse into their relationship, and they do generally seem to care about one another.



** ''Sky'' gives us the dominatrix-y Miss Myers.
* ParentWithNewParamour: Luke gets to deal with this in ''The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith''.

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** ''Sky'' "Sky" gives us the dominatrix-y Miss Myers.
* ParentWithNewParamour: Luke gets to deal with this in ''The "The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith''.Smith".



* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Sarah Jane's a reporter, but since she's dedicated to keeping her adventures secret, she ''can't'' report on any of the adventures we see on screen. We've also never seen her actually sit down and write a story (although several stories do begin with her stumbling upon intrigue during legitimate journalism work - which was how Sarah Jane came to meet the Doctor in the first place). Nine times out of ten, the reporter thing is used as an excuse to have adventures, even in-universe. She's constantly escaping Maria's dad (and later, Rani's mum) by using an "I have to go file a story" excuse, when she's really heading off to fight an alien.

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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Sarah Jane's a reporter, but since she's dedicated to keeping her adventures secret, she ''can't'' "can't" report on any of the adventures we see on screen. We've also never seen her actually sit down and write a story (although several stories episodes do begin with her stumbling upon intrigue during legitimate journalism work - which was how Sarah Jane came to meet the Doctor in the first place). Nine times out of ten, the reporter thing is used as an excuse to have adventures, even in-universe. She's constantly escaping Maria's dad (and later, Rani's mum) by using an "I have to go file a story" excuse, when she's really heading off to fight an alien.



* QuietlyPerformingSisterShow: Being perceived and promoted as a kids' show puts a dampener on the way some critics and fans view the show, however well it's produced. But it gets the viewers. The negative attitude was inverted somewhat after the death of Sladen brought increased attention to the final episodes, though even before this the two guest appearances by the Doctor led to increased profile for the series, with ''Death of the Doctor'' even being rebroadcast on the main BBC One network.

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* QuietlyPerformingSisterShow: Being perceived and promoted as a kids' show puts a dampener on the way some critics and fans view the show, however well it's produced. But it gets the viewers. The negative attitude was inverted somewhat after the death of Sladen brought increased attention to the final episodes, though even before this the two guest appearances by the Doctor led to increased profile for the series, with ''Death "Death of the Doctor'' Doctor" even being rebroadcast on the main BBC One network.



* [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Red Skinned Space Babe]]: Eve in ''The Mad Woman in the Attic''.

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* [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Red Skinned Space Babe]]: Eve in ''The "The Mad Woman in the Attic''.Attic".



* SchmuckBait: ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS2E9E10TheTemptationOfSarahJaneSmith The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith]]''. She knows it's a trap, but the temptation is irresistible.
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:the race of supercomputers that Mr. Smith belongs to.]]
* SealedGoodInACan: The Tenth Doctor implies that he dropped Sarah-Jane on Earth because she didn't need him anymore. Given how many Alien threats she's managed to defeat on her own, he's probably right.

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* SchmuckBait: ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS2E9E10TheTemptationOfSarahJaneSmith "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS2E9E10TheTemptationOfSarahJaneSmith The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith]]''.Smith]]". She knows it's a trap, but the temptation is irresistible.
* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:the [[spoiler:The race of supercomputers that Mr. Smith belongs to.]]
* SealedGoodInACan: The Tenth Doctor implies that he dropped Sarah-Jane on Earth because she didn't need him anymore. Given how many Alien alien threats she's managed to defeat on her own, he's probably right.



* ShoppingMontage: Clyde and [[spoiler:his DisappearedDad Paul]] in ''The Mark of the Berserker''. Though [[spoiler:stealing via [[{{Brainwashed}} brainwashing]] montage]] would be more accurate.

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* ShoppingMontage: Clyde and [[spoiler:his DisappearedDad Paul]] in ''The "The Mark of the Berserker''.Berserker". Though [[spoiler:stealing via [[{{Brainwashed}} brainwashing]] montage]] would be more accurate.



** To ''StarWars'' in ''Enemy of the Bane''. Luke. I am your Mother!
** In ''Mark of the Berserker'':

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** To ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars''[[note]]specifically ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''[[/note]] in ''Enemy "Enemy of the Bane''.Bane". Luke. I am your Mother!
** In ''Mark "Mark of the Berserker'': Berserker":



* SnapBack: An unusually serious example when K-9 is turned back into a drawing at the end of ''Mona Lisa's Revenge''.
* SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace: ''The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith''. While it is partly funny the first time it's uttered, the second time is utter heartbreak.

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* SnapBack: An unusually serious example when K-9 is turned back into a drawing at the end of ''Mona "Mona Lisa's Revenge''.
Revenge".
* SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace: ''The "The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith''.Smith". While it is partly funny the first time it's uttered, the second time is utter heartbreak.



* StupidJetpackHitler: The Nazis find a piece of [[AppliedPhlebotinum chronostene]] buried beneath the Rheinland in ''Lost in Time''.

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* StupidJetpackHitler: The Nazis find a piece of [[AppliedPhlebotinum chronostene]] buried beneath the Rheinland in ''Lost "Lost in Time''.Time".



* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: "Always Something There to Remind Me" randomly comes up on the stereo at a particularly appropriate juncture in ''Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?'' (and it's doubly appropriate, because the event she's trying to forget about happened in the year the song hit #1).

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* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: "Always Something There to Remind Me" randomly comes up on the stereo at a particularly appropriate juncture in ''Whatever "Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?'' Jane?" (and it's doubly appropriate, because the event she's trying to forget about happened in the year the song hit #1).



** Also, the computer Mr. Smith is a substitute for [=K9=], resulting in an amusing mutual dislike between the two when [=K9=] returns for good in ''The Mad Woman in the Attic''.

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** Also, the computer Mr. Smith is a substitute for [=K9=], resulting in an amusing mutual dislike between the two when [=K9=] returns for good in ''The "The Mad Woman in the Attic''.Attic".



** Luke has a nightmare about Sarah Jane substituting him when [[spoiler: he goes to university]] in ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS4E1E2TheNightmareMan The Nightmare Man]]''.

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** Luke has a nightmare about Sarah Jane substituting him when [[spoiler: he goes to university]] in ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS4E1E2TheNightmareMan "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS4E1E2TheNightmareMan The Nightmare Man]]''.Man]]".



* TakenForGranite: In ''Eye of the Gorgon'': several {{Innocent Bystander}}s, one alien collaborator and [[spoiler:Alan; though luckily for Alan, the process hadn't finished so he got better]].

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* TakenForGranite: In ''Eye "Eye of the Gorgon'': Gorgon": several {{Innocent Bystander}}s, one alien collaborator and [[spoiler:Alan; though luckily for Alan, the process hadn't finished so he got better]].



* {{Team Mom}}: Sarah Jane leads her group with a rather maternal brand of spunkiness. Apart from that, she's Luke's and Sky's adoptive mother.

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* {{Team Mom}}: TeamMom: Sarah Jane leads her group with a rather maternal brand of spunkiness. Apart from that, she's Luke's and Sky's adoptive mother.



* TheyWouldCutYouUp: Sarah Jane believes that UNIT and other organisations would take in Luke for tests if they knew what he was.
** In ''Death of the Doctor'' Clyde, realising he's got Artron energy flowing through him in the middle of a UNIT base fears the same might happen.

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* TheyWouldCutYouUp: TheyWouldCutYouUp:
**
Sarah Jane believes that UNIT and other organisations would take in Luke for tests if they knew what he was.
** In ''Death "Death of the Doctor'' Doctor" Clyde, realising he's got Artron energy flowing through him in the middle of a UNIT base fears the same might happen.



* TwoOfYourEarthMinutes: In ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E1E2RevengeOfTheSlitheen Revenge of the Slitheen]]'', the teacher who's really a disguised Slitheen refers to "your... ''our'' main electrical supply".
* UndyingLoyalty: It doesn't matter what you do to try to turn Luke against Sarah Jane - Mrs Wormwood! - his loyalty will ''always'' be with his mother, and hers with him (and, second, with The Doctor). The gang's loyalty to each other also counts.

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* TwoOfYourEarthMinutes: In ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E1E2RevengeOfTheSlitheen "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E1E2RevengeOfTheSlitheen Revenge of the Slitheen]]'', Slitheen]]", the teacher who's really a disguised Slitheen refers to "your... ''our'' main electrical supply".
* UndyingLoyalty: It doesn't matter what you do to try to turn Luke against Sarah Jane - Mrs Mrs. Wormwood! - his loyalty will ''always'' be with his mother, and hers with him (and, second, with The Doctor). The gang's loyalty to each other also counts.



-->''Atomise THIS.''
* VisitByDivorcedDad: Clyde's dad in ''The Mark of the Berserker''. Chrissie's visits to Alan and Maria's house are a bit too frequent to count as this trope.

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-->''Atomise -->''"Atomise THIS.''
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* VisitByDivorcedDad: Clyde's dad in ''The "The Mark of the Berserker''.Berserker". Chrissie's visits to Alan and Maria's house are a bit too frequent to count as this trope.



* WeddingDeadline: The "I do" variant, but on a cosmic scale, in ''The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith''.

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* WeddingDeadline: The "I do" variant, but on a cosmic scale, in ''The "The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith''.Smith".



** In ''Invasion of the Bane'', an alien is indeed seen visiting Sarah Jane outside 13 Bannerman Road.

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** In ''Invasion "Invasion of the Bane'', Bane", an alien is indeed seen visiting Sarah Jane outside 13 Bannerman Road.



** Inverted in ''The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith'' in which Sarah Jane suggests she may never see the Doctor again. (As it happens, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime she does]].)

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** Inverted in ''The "The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith'' Smith" in which Sarah Jane suggests she may never see the Doctor again. (As it happens, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime she does]].)



-->'''Sarah Jane:''' There's a woman called Tegan in Australia, fighting for Aboriginal rights. There's Ben and Polly, in India, running an orphanage there. There was Harry... oh, I loved Harry. He was a doctor, he did such good work with vaccines. He saved thousands of lives. There was a Dorothy something. She runs that company, A Charitable Earth. She's raised billions. And this couple in Cambridge. Both professors. Ian and Barbara Chesterton. Rumour has it, they've never aged. Not since the sixties. I wonder... echoes of the Doctor, all over the world. With friends like us, hes never going to die, is he?
* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: Sarah Jane often remarks the wonders she saw when traveling with the Doctor and also about how strangness and adventures can happen on Earth too.

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-->'''Sarah Jane:''' There's a woman called Tegan in Australia, UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}, fighting for Aboriginal rights. There's Ben and Polly, in India, UsefulNotes/{{India}}, running an orphanage there. There was Harry... oh, I loved Harry. He was a doctor, he did such good work with vaccines. He saved thousands of lives. There was a Dorothy something. She runs that company, A Charitable Earth. She's raised billions. And this couple in Cambridge. Both professors. Ian and Barbara Chesterton. Rumour has it, they've never aged. Not since the sixties. I wonder... echoes of the Doctor, all over the world. With friends like us, hes never going to die, is he?
* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: Sarah Jane often remarks the wonders she saw when traveling with the Doctor and also about how strangness strangeness and adventures can happen on Earth too.



* YouWatchTooMuchX: Sister Helena in ''Eye of the Gorgon'', after Clyde accuses her of being an alien in disguise. [[spoiler:In fact she's perfectly human -- the head nun, on the other hand...]]

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* YouWatchTooMuchX: Sister Helena in ''Eye "Eye of the Gorgon'', Gorgon", after Clyde accuses her of being an alien in disguise. [[spoiler:In fact she's perfectly human -- the head nun, on the other hand...]]



'''''...forever.'''''

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'''''...forever.''''''''''"
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* AbortedArc: Due to Sladen's death midway through production of Series 5, several arcs ended up being abandoned or never resolved. These include the mystery of the Shopkeeper (a character introduced in Series 4 who was to have returned in the second half of Series 5); Rani and Clyde's relationship; and the fate of Sarah Jane's adopted alien daughter, Sky (who according to ''Doctor Who Magazine'' was only intended to appear on the series for one season, with her storyline resolved at its end). It was also going to be confirmed (again per DWM) that Luke was gay, following a few subtle dialogue hints in earlier episodes.

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* AbortedArc: Due to Sladen's death midway through production of Series 5, several arcs ended up being abandoned or never resolved. These include the mystery of the Shopkeeper (a character introduced in Series 4 who was to have returned in the second half of Series 5); Rani and Clyde's relationship; and the fate of Sarah Jane's adopted alien daughter, Sky (who according to ''Doctor Who Magazine'' ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine'' was only intended to appear on the series for one season, with her storyline resolved at its end). It was also going to be confirmed (again per DWM) that Luke was gay, following a few subtle dialogue hints in earlier episodes.



** This was also suggested as a [[TakeAThirdOption third option]] in ''The Vault of Secrets''. [[spoiler: Fortunately they figured out a fourth one.]]

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** This was also suggested as a [[TakeAThirdOption third option]] in ''The "The Vault of Secrets''. Secrets". [[spoiler: Fortunately Fortunately, they figured out a fourth one.]]



* AmicablyDivorced: Maria's parents. Chrissie drops by to visit them frequently. During a potential apocalypse in ''The Lost Boy'', Chrissie calls her ex-husband, saying that she wants to be with him and their daughter.

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* AmicablyDivorced: Maria's parents. Chrissie drops by to visit them frequently. During a potential apocalypse in ''The "The Lost Boy'', Boy", Chrissie calls her ex-husband, saying that she wants to be with him and their daughter.



* AndIMustScream: People trapped in the paintings in ''Mona Lisa's Revenge''.

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* AndIMustScream: People trapped in the paintings in ''Mona "Mona Lisa's Revenge''.Revenge".



* ArbitrarySkepticism: Sarah Jane, despite meeting all kinds of aliens, flatly refuses to consider the possibility that the events in ''The Eternity Trap'' are caused by ghosts, or even by aliens with similar properties.
** In ''The Mad Woman in the Attic'' Ship claims that it is "rather...improbable" that there is a robot dog hovering in an alternate dimension keeping a black hole from sucking up the Earth. This despite the fact that it is an ArtificialIntelligence belonging to an orphaned alien with the ability to alter time and control and read minds and that it runs on black holes.

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Sarah Jane, despite meeting all kinds of aliens, flatly refuses to consider the possibility that the events in ''The "The Eternity Trap'' Trap" are caused by ghosts, or even by aliens with similar properties.
** In ''The "The Mad Woman in the Attic'' Attic" Ship claims that it is "rather...improbable" that there is a robot dog hovering in an alternate dimension keeping a black hole from sucking up the Earth. This despite the fact that it is an ArtificialIntelligence belonging to an orphaned alien with the ability to alter time and control and read minds and that it runs on black holes.



* ArtifactOfDoom: The pendant in ''Mark of the Berserker'' is addictive, with mind control powers.

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* ArtifactOfDoom: The pendant in ''Mark "Mark of the Berserker'' Berserker" is addictive, with mind control powers.



* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Mr. Smith's]] plan in ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E9E10TheLostBoy The Lost Boy]]''. He didn't expect the two parties being manipulated to join forces against him.

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* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler:Mr. Smith's]] plan in ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E9E10TheLostBoy "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E9E10TheLostBoy The Lost Boy]]''.Boy]]". He didn't expect the two parties being manipulated to join forces against him.



** But subverted in ''Mona Lisa's Revenge''.

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** But subverted in ''Mona "Mona Lisa's Revenge''.Revenge".



* BlandNameProduct: Clyde's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynx_body_spray Wolverine]] brand body spray in ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E1E2RevengeOfTheSlitheen Revenge of the Slitheen]]''.

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* BlandNameProduct: Clyde's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynx_body_spray Wolverine]] brand body spray in ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E1E2RevengeOfTheSlitheen "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E1E2RevengeOfTheSlitheen Revenge of the Slitheen]]''.Slitheen]]".



* BodySnatcher: [[spoiler:Androvax in ''Prisoner of the Judoon''.]] Clyde even calls him a "body-snatching alien scumbag".

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* BodySnatcher: [[spoiler:Androvax in ''Prisoner "Prisoner of the Judoon''.Judoon".]] Clyde even calls him a "body-snatching alien scumbag".



* BrownNote: [[spoiler:The Rakweed in ''The Gift'' is killed by soundwaves of a certain frequency.]]

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* BrownNote: [[spoiler:The Rakweed in ''The Gift'' "The Gift" is killed by soundwaves of a certain frequency.]]



* ByTheBookCop: The CowboyCop Judoon in ''Prisoner of the Judoon''...that keeps to the speed limit and pays and displays.

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* ByTheBookCop: The CowboyCop Judoon in ''Prisoner "Prisoner of the Judoon''...Judoon"...that keeps to the speed limit and pays and displays.



* CardCarryingVillain: The Slitheen-Blathereen in ''The Gift''.

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* CardCarryingVillain: The Slitheen-Blathereen in ''The Gift''."The Gift".



* ChainLinkFence: In ''Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?''

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* ChainLinkFence: In ''Whatever "Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?''Jane?"



* CircusOfFear: In ''The Day of the Clown''.

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* CircusOfFear: In ''The "The Day of the Clown''.Clown".



* CollapsibleHelmet: Commander Kaagh in ''The Last Sontaran''.

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* CollapsibleHelmet: Commander Kaagh in ''The "The Last Sontaran''.Sontaran".



* ComputerEqualsMonitor: The death of Mistress in ''Warriors of Kudlak''.
* ContinuityCavalcade: ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS4E5E6DeathOfTheDoctor Death of the Doctor]]'' is just one big Cavalcade of Jo Grant's (and to a lesser extent, Sarah Jane's) previous travels with the Doctor, as well as Clyde and Rani's encounter with him in ''The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith''. There's even a token reference to Maria from series 1 and 2. At the end of the episode, Sarah Jane mentions looking up various ''Doctor Who'' companions of yore on the Internet, including Harry, Ben and Polly, Ian and Barbara, Ace and Tegan.
* ContinuityLockout: The occasional throwaway reference aside, the series manages to avoid this with its younger viewers, even in the continuity-heavy ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS4E5E6DeathOfTheDoctor Death of the Doctor]]''. That said, some level of lockout is unavoidable for viewers who have never seen ''Series/DoctorWho''.

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* ComputerEqualsMonitor: The death of Mistress in ''Warriors "Warriors of Kudlak''.
Kudlak".
* ContinuityCavalcade: ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS4E5E6DeathOfTheDoctor "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS4E5E6DeathOfTheDoctor Death of the Doctor]]'' Doctor]]" is just one big Cavalcade of Jo Grant's (and to a lesser extent, Sarah Jane's) previous travels with the Doctor, as well as Clyde and Rani's encounter with him in ''The "The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith''.Smith". There's even a token reference to Maria from series 1 and 2. At the end of the episode, Sarah Jane mentions looking up various ''Doctor Who'' companions of yore on the Internet, including Harry, Ben and Polly, Ian and Barbara, Ace and Tegan.
* ContinuityLockout: The occasional throwaway reference aside, the series manages to avoid this with its younger viewers, even in the continuity-heavy ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS4E5E6DeathOfTheDoctor "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS4E5E6DeathOfTheDoctor Death of the Doctor]]''.Doctor]]". That said, some level of lockout is unavoidable for viewers who have never seen ''Series/DoctorWho''.



* CoolOldGuy: the Brigadier, who returns in ''Enemy of the Bane''.

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* CoolOldGuy: the Brigadier, who returns in ''Enemy "Enemy of the Bane''.Bane".



** As does Jo Jones (aka Jo Grant) in ''Death of the Doctor''.

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** As does Jo Jones (aka Jo Grant) in ''Death "Death of the Doctor''.Doctor".



** The Tenth Doctor appeared in a substantial role in ''The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith''.

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** The Tenth Doctor appeared in a substantial role in ''The "The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith''.Smith".



** ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS4E5E6DeathofTheDoctor Death of the Doctor]]'' saw a substantial guest appearance from the Eleventh Doctor and former Third Doctor companion Jo Grant.

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** ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS4E5E6DeathofTheDoctor "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS4E5E6DeathofTheDoctor Death of the Doctor]]'' Doctor]]" saw a substantial guest appearance from the Eleventh Doctor and former Third Doctor companion Jo Grant.



** Had the series continued beyond 2011 after Elisabeth Sladen's passing, the Doctor would have made another appearance, but not the David's Doctor or Matt's: Tom Baker, the Fourth Doctor himself, would have returned to see 'his Sarah Jane' once more.

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** Had the series continued beyond 2011 after Elisabeth Sladen's passing, the Doctor would have made another appearance, but not the David's Doctor or Matt's: Tom Baker, Creator/TomBaker, the Fourth Doctor himself, would have returned to see 'his Sarah Jane' once more.



* DeadlineNews: Trinity Wells in ''Secrets of the Stars''.
* DisappearedDad: Clyde's dad ran off with Clyde's aunt Melba some time before the events of ''Revenge of the Slitheen''. He briefly visits him, but returns to his new family at the end of ''The Mark of the Berserker''.
* DramaticDrop: In ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E9E10TheLostBoy The Lost Boy]]'', Maria drops the plate she's holding when [[spoiler:she sees a news report about a missing boy who looks exactly like Luke]].

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* DeadlineNews: Trinity Wells in ''Secrets "Secrets of the Stars''.
Stars".
* DisappearedDad: Clyde's dad ran off with Clyde's aunt Melba some time before the events of ''Revenge "Revenge of the Slitheen''. Slitheen". He briefly visits him, but returns to his new family at the end of ''The "The Mark of the Berserker''.
Berserker".
* DramaticDrop: In ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E9E10TheLostBoy "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E9E10TheLostBoy The Lost Boy]]'', Boy]]", Maria drops the plate she's holding when [[spoiler:she sees a news report about a missing boy who looks exactly like Luke]].



** [[spoiler:Ruby]] in ''Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith'' and Androvax also fit.

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** [[spoiler:Ruby]] in ''Goodbye, "Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith'' Smith" and Androvax also fit.



* EvilVsEvil: In ''Enemy of the Bane''; the Bane Kindred vs. [[spoiler:Mrs. Wormwood and Commander Kaagh]].

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* EvilVsEvil: In ''Enemy "Enemy of the Bane''; Bane"; the Bane Kindred vs. [[spoiler:Mrs. Wormwood and Commander Kaagh]].



* FutureMeScaresMe: [[spoiler: Rani in ''The Mad Woman in the Attic''. Fortunately, that future changes to a more pleasant one.]]
* GenderEqualEnsemble: Until ''The Nightmare Man'' at the beginning of series 4 -- two boys (Luke and Clyde), and two girls (Maria and Sarah Jane, later Rani and Sarah Jane).

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* FutureMeScaresMe: [[spoiler: Rani in ''The "The Mad Woman in the Attic''.Attic". Fortunately, that future changes to a more pleasant one.]]
* GenderEqualEnsemble: Until ''The "The Nightmare Man'' Man" at the beginning of series 4 -- two boys (Luke and Clyde), and two girls (Maria and Sarah Jane, later Rani and Sarah Jane).



* GeneticMemory: Luke in ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresNYSInvasionOfTheBane Invasion of the Bane]]''.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In ''The Man Who Never Was'', Luke sends a morse code message that told "Clani" to grab Harrison's pen. Clyde stated he was never more glad to see a full stop. [[http://twitter.com/#!/OldRoberts953/status/126370112335904768 Gareth Roberts even tweeted how surprised he was that it got through]].
* GhostButler: In ''The Eternity Trap''.
* AGoodNameForARockBand: Clyde during ''The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith'' mentions "The Pantheon of Discord" (what the Trickster belongs to) as this. The Doctor concurs.

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* GeneticMemory: Luke in ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresNYSInvasionOfTheBane "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresNYSInvasionOfTheBane Invasion of the Bane]]''.
Bane]]".
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In ''The "The Man Who Never Was'', Was", Luke sends a morse code message that told "Clani" to grab Harrison's pen. Clyde stated he was never more glad to see a full stop. [[http://twitter.com/#!/OldRoberts953/status/126370112335904768 Gareth Roberts even tweeted how surprised he was that it got through]].
* GhostButler: In ''The "The Eternity Trap''.
Trap".
* AGoodNameForARockBand: Clyde during ''The "The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith'' Smith" mentions "The Pantheon of Discord" (what the Trickster belongs to) as this. The Doctor concurs.



* GorgeousPeriodDress: Rani in ''Lost in Time''.
* GRatedDrug: [[spoiler:In ''The Gift'', the Slitheen-Blathereen are addicted to the Rakweed.]]
* GreyGoo: The nanoforms in ''Prisoner of the Judoon''.

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* GorgeousPeriodDress: Rani in ''Lost "Lost in Time''.
Time".
* GRatedDrug: [[spoiler:In ''The Gift'', "The Gift", the Slitheen-Blathereen are addicted to the Rakweed.]]
* GreyGoo: The nanoforms in ''Prisoner "Prisoner of the Judoon''.Judoon".



* HatePlague: In ''The Curse of Clyde Langer'', after Clyde gets a splinter from a cursed totem pole, every human who hears or reads his name starts to hate him.
* HauntedHouse: Ashen Hill Manor in ''The Eternity Trap''.

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* HatePlague: In ''The "The Curse of Clyde Langer'', Langer", after Clyde gets a splinter from a cursed totem pole, every human who hears or reads his name starts to hate him.
* HauntedHouse: Ashen Hill Manor in ''The "The Eternity Trap''.Trap".



** [[spoiler:Kaagh]] in ''Enemy of the Bane'', prompting Sarah Jane to observe [[spoiler:"The universe is an amazing place. It's got so many surprises for us, but one thing I never expected to see was the universe being saved by a Sontaran!"]]

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** [[spoiler:Kaagh]] in ''Enemy "Enemy of the Bane'', Bane", prompting Sarah Jane to observe [[spoiler:"The universe is an amazing place. It's got so many surprises for us, but one thing I never expected to see was the universe being saved by a Sontaran!"]]



* HonorBeforeReason: Kaagh in ''The Last Sontaran'' [[spoiler: and ''Enemy of the Bane''.]]

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* HonorBeforeReason: Kaagh in ''The "The Last Sontaran'' Sontaran" [[spoiler: and ''Enemy "Enemy of the Bane''.Bane".]]



** Subverted in ''Secrets of the Stars''; Sarah Jane ''thinks'' this is why Clyde couldn't [[spoiler:kill her]], but it turns out that [[spoiler:it was Luke touching him, since Luke has no birthday and thus no star signs and acts like a circuit breaker to those affected by the Ancient Lights]].
** Later used straight [[spoiler: with Clyde's dad in ''Mark of The Beserker'']].
** Subverted in [[spoiler: ''Prisoner of The Judoon'' part 2 where Luke tries to do this with a possessed Sarah Jane and is tricked into thinking it worked when she starts speaking with her regular voice. It didn't.]]

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** Subverted in ''Secrets "Secrets of the Stars''; Stars"; Sarah Jane ''thinks'' this is why Clyde couldn't [[spoiler:kill her]], but it turns out that [[spoiler:it was Luke touching him, since Luke has no birthday and thus no star signs and acts like a circuit breaker to those affected by the Ancient Lights]].
** Later used straight [[spoiler: with Clyde's dad in ''Mark "Mark of The Beserker'']].
Beserker"]].
** Subverted in [[spoiler: ''Prisoner "Prisoner of The Judoon'' Judoon" part 2 where Luke tries to do this with a possessed Sarah Jane and is tricked into thinking it worked when she starts speaking with her regular voice. It didn't.]]



** Also averted with thirteen-year-old Andrea Yates in ''Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?''.
* InsufferableGenius: Nathan Goss [[spoiler:(actually Nathan Slitheen)]] in ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E9E10TheLostBoy The Lost Boy]]''.
* InterruptedDeclarationOfLove: Clyde to Rani in ''Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith''.
* InterspeciesRomance: [[spoiler:At the end of ''The Mad Woman In The Attic'' it is revealed that Eve and Sam, alien and human teenagers we meet in the episodes have a child.]]
* ItsPersonal: In ''The Gift'', it gets personal for Sarah Jane after [[spoiler:Luke gets infected by the Rakweed]]. This happens every time Luke gets hurt. Also happened ''to'' Luke once or twice, most notably in Mona Lisa's Revenge when [[spoiler: Sarah Jane got trapped in a painting]].
* IWasQuiteALooker: Mrs Randall claims this in ''Eye of the Gorgon''. Rani notes this about Harry in ''The Mad Woman in the Attic''.
* LargeHam: The Headmaster in ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E1E2RevengeOfTheSlitheen Revenge of the Slitheen]]'', probably because he was a [[spoiler:Slitheen]]. Martin Trueman in ''Secrets of the Stars'' and [[spoiler:Erasmus Darkening]] in ''The Eternity Trap''. Sarah Jane (inhabited by the Androvax) in ''Prisoner of the Judoon''.

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** Also averted with thirteen-year-old Andrea Yates in ''Whatever "Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?''.
Jane?".
* InsufferableGenius: Nathan Goss [[spoiler:(actually Nathan Slitheen)]] in ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E9E10TheLostBoy "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E9E10TheLostBoy The Lost Boy]]''.
Boy]]".
* InterruptedDeclarationOfLove: Clyde to Rani in ''Goodbye, "Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith''.
Smith".
* InterspeciesRomance: [[spoiler:At the end of ''The "The Mad Woman In The Attic'' Attic" it is revealed that Eve and Sam, alien and human teenagers we meet in the episodes have a child.]]
* ItsPersonal: In ''The Gift'', "The Gift", it gets personal for Sarah Jane after [[spoiler:Luke gets infected by the Rakweed]]. This happens every time Luke gets hurt. Also happened ''to'' Luke once or twice, most notably in Mona "Mona Lisa's Revenge Revenge" when [[spoiler: Sarah Jane got trapped in a painting]].
* IWasQuiteALooker: Mrs Randall claims this in ''Eye "Eye of the Gorgon''. Gorgon". Rani notes this about Harry in ''The "The Mad Woman in the Attic''.
Attic".
* LargeHam: The Headmaster in ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E1E2RevengeOfTheSlitheen "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E1E2RevengeOfTheSlitheen Revenge of the Slitheen]]'', Slitheen]]", probably because he was a [[spoiler:Slitheen]]. Martin Trueman in ''Secrets "Secrets of the Stars'' Stars" and [[spoiler:Erasmus Darkening]] in ''The "The Eternity Trap''. Trap". Sarah Jane (inhabited by the Androvax) in ''Prisoner "Prisoner of the Judoon''.Judoon".



** [[spoiler:Ruby]] in ''Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith''.
** The MonaLisa in ''Mona Lisa's Revenge'' (though the actress made up for this, big time, in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife a later Doctor Who appearance]]).

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** [[spoiler:Ruby]] in ''Goodbye, "Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith''.
Smith".
** The MonaLisa in ''Mona "Mona Lisa's Revenge'' Revenge" (though the actress made up for this, big time, in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife a later Doctor Who appearance]]).



* LaserHallway: The Pharos Institute, in ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E9E10TheLostBoy The Lost Boy]]'', has a dramatic but impractical ''outdoor'' laser grid. Which, even apart from the fact that [[spoiler:Sarah Jane just zaps it with her sonic lipstick]], completely fails to make up for the fact that there's apparently no security systems installed inside.

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* LaserHallway: The Pharos Institute, in ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E9E10TheLostBoy "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E9E10TheLostBoy The Lost Boy]]'', Boy]]", has a dramatic but impractical ''outdoor'' laser grid. Which, even apart from the fact that [[spoiler:Sarah Jane just zaps it with her sonic lipstick]], completely fails to make up for the fact that there's apparently no security systems installed inside.



* LineOfSightName: In ''The Curse of Clyde Langer'', when Clyde's name is cursed and he has to give a fake name, he looks at an Enrico's pizza box and gives the name Enrico Box.

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* LineOfSightName: In ''The "The Curse of Clyde Langer'', Langer", when Clyde's name is cursed and he has to give a fake name, he looks at an Enrico's pizza box and gives the name Enrico Box.



* LiteralGenie: [[spoiler:Ship and Eve's race in general in ''The Mad Woman in the Attic''.]]
* {{Locking MacGyver In The Store Cupboard}}: Luke in the cellar full of gardening tools in ''Eye of the Gorgon''

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* LiteralGenie: [[spoiler:Ship and Eve's race in general in ''The "The Mad Woman in the Attic''.Attic".]]
* {{Locking MacGyver In The Store Cupboard}}: Luke in the cellar full of gardening tools in ''Eye "Eye of the Gorgon''Gorgon".



* LostInTransmission: In ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E1E2RevengeOfTheSlitheen Revenge of the Slitheen]]'', as the Slitheen begin to drain London of power, Mr. Smith informs our heroes that the Slitheen are "notoriously hypersensitive to ''*fzzt*''", and they're left to figure out the end of the sentence from the information they already have.
* MagicalComputer / OmniscientDatabase: Mr. Smith, Sarah Jane's [[MagicalComputer alien computer]], has access to all sorts of stuff, as 'he' can "hack into anything" and thus is able to scan for any news about alien activity. Sarah Jane [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on this, pointing out he is also configured to look up boy band news. This is a somewhat JustifiedTrope, given that the computer is a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien one, and this is acknowledged by the fact that it has restricted files which humans can't access. [[spoiler:Which turns out to be because he's evil.]]

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* LostInTransmission: In ''[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E1E2RevengeOfTheSlitheen "[[Recap/TheSarahJaneAdventuresS1E1E2RevengeOfTheSlitheen Revenge of the Slitheen]]'', Slitheen]]", as the Slitheen begin to drain London UsefulNotes/{{London}} of power, Mr. Smith informs our heroes that the Slitheen are "notoriously hypersensitive to ''*fzzt*''", and they're left to figure out the end of the sentence from the information they already have.
* MagicalComputer / OmniscientDatabase: MagicalComputer[=/=]OmniscientDatabase: Mr. Smith, Sarah Jane's [[MagicalComputer alien computer]], has access to all sorts of stuff, as 'he' he can "hack into anything" and thus is able to scan for any news about alien activity. Sarah Jane [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on this, pointing out he is also configured to look up boy band news. This is a somewhat JustifiedTrope, given that the computer is a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien one, and this is acknowledged by the fact that it has restricted files which humans can't access. [[spoiler:Which turns out to be because he's evil.]]
28th May '17 8:30:58 AM MarkLungo
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The series was cancelled following Sladen's death, but three out of the six planned two-parters for Series 5 were already completed and aired posthumously in October 2011. Although UK media reported that the BBC was considering continuing the series in some fashion, common sense prevailed and the series was retired. Russell T Davies and Phil Ford swiftly created a replacement series, ''Series/WizardsvsAliens'', which allowed most of the production team (though not the cast) of SJA to keep their jobs. At least one episode of WvA ("The Thirteenth Floor") was adapted from one of the episodes that had been planned for SJA's fifth season but never filmed due to Sladen's death.

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The series was cancelled following Sladen's death, but three out of the six planned two-parters for Series 5 were already completed and aired posthumously in October 2011. Although UK media reported that the BBC was considering continuing the series in some fashion, common sense prevailed and the series was retired. Russell T Davies and Phil Ford swiftly created a replacement series, ''Series/WizardsvsAliens'', ''Series/WizardsVsAliens'', which allowed most of the production team (though not the cast) of SJA to keep their jobs. At least one episode of WvA [=WvA=] ("The Thirteenth Floor") was adapted from one of the episodes that had been planned for SJA's fifth season but never filmed due to Sladen's death.
28th May '17 8:28:17 AM MarkLungo
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** Clyde was once upset that the teacher didn't accept [[TheEmpireStrikesBack the battle of Hoth]] as actual history.

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** Clyde was once upset that the teacher didn't accept [[TheEmpireStrikesBack [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack the battle of Hoth]] as actual history.
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: All the main characters wear a denim jacket at least once. Luke's is always on top of his school uniform. Also all the full-time companions from ''Series/DoctorWho'' wear one at least once as well.
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