History Trivia / JAG

11th Aug '16 4:07:58 AM Morgenthaler
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** Indirectly through RippedFromTheheadlines, as numerous incidents and happenings affecting the military are used as material for episodes, such as the 2001 April 1st collusion of a American and Chinese plane, or Clinton era budget cuts. One episode had Rabb going up against the RogueWarrior.

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** Indirectly through RippedFromTheheadlines, RippedFromTheHeadlines, as numerous incidents and happenings affecting the military are used as material for episodes, such as the 2001 April 1st collusion of a an American and Chinese plane, or Clinton era budget cuts. One episode had Rabb going up against the RogueWarrior.
11th Aug '16 4:07:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** Catherine Bell's [[HideYourPregnancy pregnancy]] in late season 8, as her character temporarily served as judge to hide the fact. And later that season she followed Clayton Webb on a secret mission to Paraguay posing as his pregnant wife...
** Indirectly through RippedFromTheheadlines, as numerous incidents and happenings affecting the military are used as material for episodes, such as the 2001 April 1st collusion of a American and Chinese plane, or Clinton era budget cuts. One episode had Rabb going up against the RogueWarrior.
** Directly through 9/11 and the resulting armed conflicts in the Middle East, from the seventh season onwards.
28th Mar '16 2:05:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Lots of familiar faces show up on this series, sometimes as more than one character - see YouLookFamiliar below. Not a surprise, as DonaldPBellisario is known for bringing back actors he likes in future productions, having done so on his other programs.
** Creator/TerryOQuinn of ''Series/{{Lost}}'' fame makes recurring appearances as Thomas Boone, a friend of Harm's father and eventually a [[BadassGeneral Rear Admiral]].
** Kevin Dunn, Sam Witwicky's dad in the TransformersFilmSeries, is the series' first JAG, Rear Admiral Al Brovo.
** Andrea Thompson of ''Series/BabylonFive'' & ''NYPDBlue'' had a recurring role in the first season as Harm's seductive supervisor.
** Steven Culp is recurring character Clayton Webb in 41 episodes. Culp is also known from ''Series/DesperateHousewives'', ''Series/{{ER}}'' and ''Series/TheWestWing''.
** Michael and Troyan Bellisario, in addition to being Don Bellisario's kids, appeared here as Mikey Roberts and the daughter of a Naval officer - both would later have roles on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', though as different characters (Chip Sterling and Sara [=McGee=], respectively). A third kid of Bellisario's did even better - Sean [="McGee"=] Murray had two roles, as a Naval ensign accused of raping a Japanese girl [[spoiler: (he didn't do it)]] and as the kid of one of Adm. Chegwidden's girlfriends.
** Jeff [=MacKay=] who played ''Corky'' in another Bellisario series, ''TalesOfTheGoldMonkey'', plays Bud Roberts's father ''Big Bud''.
** Rex Linn of ''Series/CSIMiami'' makes occasional appearances as a Russian spy reared in Texas. [[FakeNationality He does a damn good job of hiding his Texan accent when speaking Russian, too.]]
** Corbin Bernsen of ''Series/LALaw'' appears in several episodes as Navy [[TheJudge Judge]], Captain Owen Sebring.
*** Michele Greene appears in "''Head To Toe''" as a judge advocate and Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force.
** Dean Stockwell of ''Series/QuantumLeap'' was the series' second Secretary of the Navy, Edward Sheffield, reprising a character from another Bellisario program, ''Series/FirstMonday''.
** Creator/AdamBaldwin of ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' and ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' fame appears as a Navy SEAL in the show's ninth season - he reprises the role on ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', making it doubly awesome.
** Actor Richard [=McGonagle=] has a recurring role as a judge. He also had a recurring role as another judge on ''Series/ThePractice'' as well.
** Jolene Blalock of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' appears as a Marine in one episode who Bud helps to become an officer. Other Trek alums appear; Andrew Robinson appears twice as a Navy Admiral, while Faran Tahir plays two roles, one in the NCIS pilot episodes.
** Series/{{Bones}} actress Michaela Conlin appears as a Marine in one episode in Season Nine, "Posse Commitatus", and John M. Jackson and Scott Lawrence later appeared on the same program as Booth's boss and a Voodoo practicioner (though not of the HollywoodVoodoo variety) in post-Katrina New Orleans respectively.
** [[{{Baseball}} Major League Baseball]] pitcher Barry Zito appears on an episode as the pitcher of a Navy baseball team who is charged with assault after hitting a Marine player with a pitch in a Navy-Marine baseball game.
** Creator/GlennMorshower appears as a crew chief on the USS Seahawk in the pilot movie.
9th Mar '16 5:13:44 PM GrammarNavi
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** TerryOQuinn of ''Series/{{Lost}}'' fame makes recurring appearances as Thomas Boone, a friend of Harm's father and eventually a [[BadassGeneral Rear Admiral]].

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** TerryOQuinn Creator/TerryOQuinn of ''Series/{{Lost}}'' fame makes recurring appearances as Thomas Boone, a friend of Harm's father and eventually a [[BadassGeneral Rear Admiral]].



* WrittenByCastMember: Patrick Labyorteaux (Bud) wrote the season 6 episode "''JAG TV''".

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* WrittenByCastMember: Patrick Labyorteaux (Bud) wrote the season 6 episode "''JAG TV''".
28th Oct '15 12:57:10 AM Occidensill
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: ''JAG'' has a different title in UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} because the word ''Jag'' in the Swedish language is the first-person pronoun (i.e. ''I'' in English.) Coincidently, the movie ''Film/AFewGoodMen'' also shares the same title: "''På heder och samvete''", which is a phrase taken from the Swedish witness oath and literally means "by honor and conscience".

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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: ''JAG'' has a different title in UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} because the word ''Jag'' in the Swedish language is the first-person pronoun (i.e. ''I'' in English.) Coincidently, Probably not coincidentally, the movie ''Film/AFewGoodMen'' also shares the same title: "''På heder och samvete''", which is a phrase taken from the Swedish witness oath and literally means "by honor and conscience".



* ForeignLanguageTitle: JAG had only a few: ''Déjà Vu'', ''Scimitar'', ''Ares'', ''Rendezvous'', ''Pas de Deux'', and ''Posse Comitatus''.

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* ForeignLanguageTitle: JAG had only a few: ''Déjà Vu'', ''Scimitar'', ''Ares'', ''Rendezvous'', one: ''Pas de Deux'', and ''Posse Comitatus''.Deux''.
23rd Oct '15 5:57:08 PM tvinsomne
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** [[Creator/GlennMorshower]] appears as a crew chief on the USS Seahawk in the pilot movie.

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** [[Creator/GlennMorshower]] Creator/GlennMorshower appears as a crew chief on the USS Seahawk in the pilot movie.
22nd Aug '15 11:45:33 PM WildGoose
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** The USS Seahawk's CAG in Season 8 is played by Tony Dennison, better known as Lt. Andy Flynn on ''Series/TheCloser'' and ''Series/MajorCrimes''.
16th May '15 11:54:35 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* YouLookFamiliar: Before playing Sarah Mackenzie, Catherine Bell played a Navy Lieutenant love interest of Harm's who died in the (intended) first season finale. Harm notices this, and is visibly stand-offish towards her at first because of it. In real life, Bell all but begged to be brought back on the show as another character, and the two characters looking identical was utilized.
-->'''Mac:''' ''Sounds like I have a twin out there.''
--> ''FlashBack of Mac's doppelganger being [[ZippingUpTheBodybag zipped up in a bodybag]]''
-->'''Harm:''' ''Not anymore.''
** Another example is with Lt. Loren Singer, whose actress played an assassin in an earlier episode. This, along with Bellisario's kids showing up, suggests a little nepotism, as David James Elliot (Harm) and Nanci Chambers (Singer) are married in real life.
** Also, Alexander Kuznetsov appears first in "''Cowboys and Cossacks''" as Commander Kretchiak, and in later episodes as a different Russian officer named Captain Alex Volkonov (who becomes Harm's Russian analogue throughout the series).
** John Walcutt once played a defendant, Caleb Farmer, who was put to death for his crimes, with Mac defending him and Harm prosecuting. Later, he would come back to play Tom Johnson father of the young girl Harm had befriended and seeking to be her legal guardian.
** Barry Jenner (''Series/{{Dallas}}'', ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'') first appeared in "''Ares''" as the captain of an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and later in "Mr. Rabb Goes to Washington" as the asshole ZNN reporter Norman Delaporte.
** Jerry Hardin (''Deep Throat'' in ''Series/TheXFiles'') first appears as an airplane mechanic in "Full Engagement", and as a Senator in "Impact" (the latter a UFO-themed episode no less).
22nd Feb '15 5:02:22 PM tenryufan
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* TechnologyMarchesOn:
** In 1st season episode "Sightings" (1996), Harm asks a ten year old girl: ''Do you know how to operate a cellular phone?''
** In 3rd season episode "Impact" (1998), when escaping from the Bradenhurst facility, Harm captures a 3.5" floppy disc containing digital photos of the UFO-like UCAV, taken directly out from a digital camera.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece
10th Feb '15 5:28:27 AM WildGoose
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** Joel McKinnon Miller appeared in the Season 5 episode "Front and Center", and is most noticeable as Detective Hitchcock on Series/BrooklynNineNine.
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