History Series / WalkerTexasRanger

20th May '17 2:49:47 PM jayhawk01
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** Well, obviously the only person who could convincingly play ChuckNorris was Cordell Walker!
23rd Apr '17 7:03:07 PM DrOO7
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** This also applied to Trivette and Gage. You could count on one hand the number times either of ''them'' were referred to by their first name (Jimmy and Francis, respectively).



* TheLostLenore: Walker' s backstory includes a fiancee who was murdered.

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* TheLostLenore: Walker' s Walker's backstory includes a fiancee who was murdered.
10th Apr '17 4:28:08 PM DrOO7
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** Speaking of Alex, she apparently believes this so strongly that when she herself is a murder suspect, she talks to the cops and assistant DA without an attorney. Her own father practically gives her a DopeSlap over her stupidity.
1st Apr '17 2:20:06 PM DrOO7
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* AGlassInTheHand: Walker crushes a glass in his hand when he heard on the news that the man who killed his first fiancee had been let out of jail.

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* AGlassInTheHand: Walker crushes a glass in his hand when he heard hears on the news that the man who killed his first fiancee had been let out of jail.



* TheAlcoholic: Alex's father.



* AmoralAttorney: Basically anyone who isn't Alex. Even those working for the DA's office with her are often shown to be corrupt or at the very least, incompetent.

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* AmoralAttorney: Basically Basically, anyone who isn't Alex. Even those working for the DA's office with her are often shown to be corrupt or at the very least, incompetent.
1st Apr '17 12:30:46 PM DrOO7
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* OnlyBadGuysCallTheirLawyers: Played very often, even with frequent criminals who usually know to keep their mouths shut and ask for an attorney. It's so badly done that even Alex--a DA who is ''not allowed'' to lie to a suspect--is often seen telling suspects that if they ask for a lawyer, any chance of a deal is off. An especially bad example involves a bratty kid demanding a lawyer before he talks to the cops. His father refuses and basically threatens to beat the crap out of him if he doesn't tell the cops what he knows. The Rangers stand there looking downright amused at the whole thing. Never mind that they just violated the rights of someone who explicitly asked for an attorney.

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* OnlyBadGuysCallTheirLawyers: Played very often, even with frequent criminals who usually know to keep their mouths shut and ask for an attorney. It's so badly done that even Alex--a DA who is ''not allowed'' to lie to a suspect--is often seen telling suspects that if they ask for a lawyer, any chance of a deal is off. An On the show, this always makes the criminal quickly agree to cooperate. In RealLife, this is flat-out unethical conduct that would result in her being​ reprimanded.
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especially bad example involves a bratty kid demanding a lawyer before he talks to the cops. His father refuses and basically threatens to beat the crap out of him if he doesn't tell the cops what he knows. The Rangers stand there looking downright smug and amused at the whole thing. Never mind that they just violated the rights of someone who explicitly asked for an attorney.


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* PoliceBrutality: Everyone in the cast is shown beating up suspects on a regular basis. While this is usually justified by the fact that the suspects attacked them first, occasionally, criminals don't do anything more than make snide, nasty comments. While certainly rude and out of line, it's not illegal and does not warrant physical violence on the cops' part.
11th Mar '17 11:53:10 AM NekoHybrid
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* KickTheSonOfABitch: And Walker does this to said villains for the above trope, both figuratively and literally.
13th Feb '17 6:41:42 PM DrOO7
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** Alex's own ''father'' slaps her in a drunken stupor. It spurs a HeelRealization for him.
17th Jan '17 12:01:06 PM NekoHybrid
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* RealAfterAll: In the episode about UFO sightings, turned out to be a secret government project. At the end of the episode, the cast view an old recording of the military base, which featured what looked like a stasis pod, with a non-human hand touching the glass...
21st Dec '16 11:55:25 AM speedyboris
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--> '''CD''': "You know, Jimmy, in all my years, I never enjoyed [[spoiler: seeing a dead body. This time, I ''do''.]]"
--> '''Trivette''': "I hear that, Big Dog."

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--> '''CD''': "You know, Jimmy, in all my years, I never enjoyed [[spoiler: seeing a dead body. This time, I ''do''.]]"
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'''Trivette''': "I hear that, Big Dog.""
* PlaygroundSong: In "White Buffalo", a hoodlum who holds up a convenience store, and who's a little off his rocker, forces a woman to sing "99 Bottles of Beer" with him at gunpoint.
11th Dec '16 7:43:36 PM NekoHybrid
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** A drug cartel leader, after getting his ass thoroughly stomped by Walker, tries to cheat by pulling out a knife and throwing it at him. Walker anticipated the dirty move and in one fluid motion catches the knife and throws it back right into the cartel leader's chest, killing him.



* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: Walker's dilemma in "Final Justice", when he encounters a racist criminal gone free [[spoiler: who helped murder his parents. Walker spares the man's life, [[GoodIsNotNice but still beats him like a bass drum and brings him in for arrest]]]].
** After Trent beats up an abusive husband who broke into his wife's home to kill her, the wife attempts to kill him herself to finally be free of him. Trent managed to talk er out of killing the husband no matter how much he deserves it. While it was going on, said abusive husband recovered and pulled a gun on them. [[TemptingFate He mockingly taunts them for their mercy and spitefully asks Trent what he's going to do now]]. [[RageBreakingPoint Cue an angry Trent easily disarming the fatass and beating him unconscious]].



* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: Walker's dilemma in "Final Justice", when he encounters a racist criminal gone free [[spoiler: who helped murder his parents. Walker spares the man's life, [[GoodIsNotNice but still beats him like a bass drum and brings him in for arrest]]]].



* PoliceAreUseless: Often, anyone who isn't part of the main cast. An especially bad example is the federal agent who botches the rescue of Sydney and Alex when they're abducted by a drug cartel. First, the idiot sends the drug dealer's brother to him ''before'' the dealer returns the two women. When the dealer of course double-crosses them and keeps the women, the agent can only sputter about how they have to "negotiate". A thoroughly fed-up Walker nearly throttles him before storming off to rescue the women himself. Trivette and Gage mockingly apply this to themselves when said agent demanded disciplinary action on Walker for "attempted assault on a police officer", they simply said they saw nothing.

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* PoliceAreUseless: Often, anyone who isn't part of the main cast. An especially bad example is the federal agent who botches the rescue of Sydney and Alex when they're abducted by a drug cartel. First, the idiot sends the drug dealer's brother to him ''before'' the dealer returns the two women. When the dealer of course double-crosses them and keeps the women, the agent can only sputter about how they have to "negotiate". A thoroughly fed-up Walker nearly throttles him before storming off to rescue the women himself. Trivette and Gage mockingly spitefully apply this to themselves when said agent demanded disciplinary action on Walker for "attempted assault on "assaulting a police officer", federal agent", they simply said they saw nothing.
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