History Series / TheStreetsOfSanFrancisco

23rd Nov '17 11:56:54 AM Cindylover1969
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* PointyHairedBoss: Newly-minted Captain Keely in "The Glass Dart Board," whose chart-centric approach to his job interferes with Stone and Keller's search for a sniper randomly shooting at a high-rise - and Keely having a NiceJobBreakingItHero moment when [[spoiler:he personally ruins an operation to locate the sniper ''which would have worked if he'd come flying in'' (literally, in a helicopter). In fairness, Keely does eventually really he's an ebodiment of ThePeterPrinciple and returns to where he be useful.]]

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* PointyHairedBoss: Newly-minted Captain Keely in "The Glass Dart Board," whose chart-centric approach to his job interferes with Stone and Keller's search for a sniper randomly shooting at a high-rise - and Keely having a NiceJobBreakingItHero moment when [[spoiler:he personally ruins an operation to locate the sniper ''which would have worked if he'd come flying in'' (literally, in a helicopter). In fairness, Keely does eventually really realize he's an ebodiment of ThePeterPrinciple and returns to where he can be useful.]]
10th Jun '17 2:05:13 AM Cindylover1969
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Usually averted, but the first scene in "Flags Of Terror" takes place in Tokyo, so...

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Usually averted, but the first scene in "Flags Of Terror" takes place in Tokyo, so... Similarly, "Till Death Do Us Part" starts of the other side of the USA before arriving in San Francisco.
10th Jun '17 1:58:35 AM Cindylover1969
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* DisposableWoman: In "The Drop," the girlfriend of a kidnap victim is gunned down by one of the kidnappers (and later passes away in hospital), as the guy is taken, purely so that Mike Stone can be involved with the case (and the killer specifically wants Stone to make the drop so he can take revenge). The hostage ''never mentions her again''. Dude, your girlfriend was '''shot and mrtally wounded in front of you'''!

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* DisposableWoman: In "The Drop," the girlfriend of a kidnap victim is gunned down by one of the kidnappers (and later passes away in hospital), as the guy is taken, purely so that Mike Stone can be involved with the case (and the killer specifically wants Stone to make the drop so he can take revenge). The hostage ''never mentions her again''. Dude, your girlfriend was '''shot and mrtally mortally wounded in front of you'''!
10th Jun '17 1:57:40 AM Cindylover1969
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* DisposableWoman: In "The Drop," the girlfriend on a kidnap victim is gunned down by one of the kidnappers (and later passes away in hospital), as the guy is taken, purely so that Mike Stone can be involved with the case (and the killer specifically wants Stone to make the drop so he can take revenge). The hostage ''never mentions her again''. Dude, your girlfriend was '''shot and mrtally wounded in front of you'''!

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* DisposableWoman: In "The Drop," the girlfriend on of a kidnap victim is gunned down by one of the kidnappers (and later passes away in hospital), as the guy is taken, purely so that Mike Stone can be involved with the case (and the killer specifically wants Stone to make the drop so he can take revenge). The hostage ''never mentions her again''. Dude, your girlfriend was '''shot and mrtally wounded in front of you'''!
10th Jun '17 1:56:28 AM Cindylover1969
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* BerserkButton: In "Dead Lift," making fun of fitness freak Josef or otherwise belitting him is a very good way to get yourself killed. As demonstrated in Act I.

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In "Dead Lift," making fun of fitness freak Josef or otherwise belitting him is a very good way to get yourself killed. As demonstrated in Act I.I.
** Leopold Summers take his job as a teacher ''very'' seriously ("School Of Fear"). So when a fellow teacher gets killed...
* BittersweetEnding: "School Of Fear," [[spoiler: Two of the four kidnapped problem students, return to school, [[TheSmurfettePrinciple the only girl]] amongst them drops out, while the remaining one might or might not come back. As a teacher points out to Stone and Keller in the Epilog, "[[RealityEnsues you can't win them all]]."]]
25th Feb '17 1:48:16 AM Cindylover1969
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* ReasonYouSuckSpeech: The title character of "Police Buff" gets given one by a cop when he trues to express his sympathy over a killer going free (and gets berated for being a coward). The P.B. later gives a stronger variant to ''himself'' back at home - which leads to him taking actions into his hands...
16th Feb '17 10:12:20 PM Cindylover1969
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* Magazine/{{MAD}}: "The Straights Of San Francisco."



* OpeningNarration: In keeping with series from QM Productions, each one was episode-specific (although "I Ain't Marchin' Anymore" also has one at the beginning of the first act to set up the episode). Here's a for instance from season five (which runs so long the theme music actually goes back to the beginning and starts again):
-->"''The Streets of San Francisco'', a Quinn Martin Production. Starring Karl Malden. [[AndStarring Special Guest Star]] Creator/MichaelDouglas. Also Starring Richard Hatch. With Guest Stars In Alphabetical Order: Patty Duke Astin, Darleen Carr, Tina Chen, Jan Clayton, Susan Dey, Norman Fell, Gary Frank, Paula Kelly, Jim [=McMullan=], Doris Roberts, James Shigeta, Barry Sullivan, Dick Van Patten, Joseph Wiseman. Tonight's Episode: 'The Thrill Killers - Part 1.'"[[note]]And Part 2, as it happened.[[/note]]


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* OpeningNarration: In keeping with series from QM Productions, each one was episode-specific (although "I Ain't Marchin' Anymore" also has one at the beginning of the first act to set up the episode). Here's a for instance from season five (which runs so long the theme music actually goes back to the beginning and starts again):
-->"''The Streets of San Francisco'', a Quinn Martin Production. Starring Karl Malden. [[AndStarring Special Guest Star]] Creator/MichaelDouglas. Also Starring Richard Hatch. With Guest Stars In Alphabetical Order: Patty Duke Astin, Darleen Carr, Tina Chen, Jan Clayton, Susan Dey, Norman Fell, Gary Frank, Paula Kelly, Jim [=McMullan=], Doris Roberts, James Shigeta, Barry Sullivan, Dick Van Patten, Joseph Wiseman. Tonight's Episode: 'The Thrill Killers - Part 1.'"[[note]]And Part 2, as it happened.[[/note]]
26th Jan '17 10:08:41 PM Cindylover1969
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* AccidentalMurder: [[spoiler: "Once A Con."]]
18th Jan '17 3:00:37 PM Xtifr
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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: "Superstar," about a New York cop who comes to San Francisco to find his partner's killer and sticks around - in other words, ''{{McCloud}}'' in reverse - led into the short-lived {{Spinoff}} ''Bert D'Angelo Superstar'' (which actually began its network run two weeks ''before'' the episode aired).

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* PoorlyDisguisedPilot: "Superstar," about a New York cop who comes to San Francisco to find his partner's killer and sticks around - in other words, ''{{McCloud}}'' ''Series/{{McCloud}}'' in reverse - led into the short-lived {{Spinoff}} ''Bert D'Angelo Superstar'' (which actually began its network run two weeks ''before'' the episode aired).
10th Jan '17 12:25:08 PM Cindylover1969
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* DisposableWoman: In "The Drop," the girlfriend on a kidnap victim is gunned down by one of the kidnappers (and later passes away in hospital), as the guy is taken, purely so that Mike Stone can be involved with the case (and the killer specifically wants Stone to make the drop so he can take revenge). The hostage ''never mentions her again''. Dude, your girlfriend was '''shot and mrtally wounded in front of you'''!
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