History Trivia / LawAndOrder

22nd Apr '17 8:34:39 PM MyLittleXero
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** Anthony Anderson had first appeared in the [[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit SVU]] episode "Fat" as Elliot Stabler's temporary partner a bending, hotheaded detective named Lucius Blaine.

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** Anthony Anderson had first appeared in the [[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit SVU]] episode "Fat" as Elliot Stabler's temporary partner a bending, rule-bending, hotheaded detective named Lucius Blaine.Blaine, before playing a lead in the last 3 seasons of Law and Order.
22nd Apr '17 10:12:36 AM MyLittleXero
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** Anthony Anderson had first appeared in the [[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit SVU]] episode "Fat" as Elliot Stabler's temporary partner a bending, hotheaded detective named Lucius Blaine.
12th Feb '17 10:20:21 PM skidoo23
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* ExecutiveMeddling: [[TropesAreTools A strangely positive case.]] You know [[DaChief S. Epatha Merkerson's]] character? How about [[HelloAttorney Jill Hennessy's]]? Both came about via NBC wanting more women on the cast. Thus, Dann Florek (Don Cragen) and Richard Brooks (Paul Robinette) were written out of the series, since the show's formula could only handle six principals.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: [[TropesAreTools A strangely positive case.]] You know [[DaChief S. Epatha Merkerson's]] character? How about [[HelloAttorney Jill Hennessy's]]? Both came about via NBC wanting more women on the cast. Thus, Dann Florek (Don Cragen) and Richard Brooks (Paul Robinette) were written out of the series, since the show's formula could only handle six principals. (Although this was a negative from the point of view of the two actors and their fans, Brooks was able to reprise the his role in a later episode to give closure to the character, while Florek received a not-bad consolation prize - he was cast in a central role on the long-running SVU spin-off.



* FakeAmerican: Jill Hennessy and Michael Moriarty are both Canadian. Hennessy's character (Claire Kincaid) does have a slight accent, while Moriarty does an exceptional job hiding his very thick accent in his portrayal of Ben Stone.

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* FakeAmerican: Jill Hennessy and Michael Moriarty are both is Canadian. Hennessy's character (Claire Kincaid) does have a slight accent, while Moriarty does an exceptional job hiding his very thick accent in his portrayal of Ben Stone.accent.



** It is sometimes erroneously stated that Michael Moriarty is also Canadian; in fact, he was born and raised and began his career in the United States, but later became a Canadian citizen after leaving Law & Order.



** A particularly tragic case of RealLifeWritesThePlot: In early 2001, Dick Wolf was planning a large-scale miniseries event involving the casts of ''Law And Order'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', and ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' teaming up to investigate a terrorist attack on New York City. Then [[TheWarOnTerror September came along,]] and...

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** A particularly tragic case of RealLifeWritesThePlot: In early 2001, Dick Wolf was planning a large-scale miniseries event involving the casts of ''Law And Order'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', and ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' teaming up to investigate a terrorist attack on New York City. Then [[TheWarOnTerror September came along,]] and... (Sadly, as a result, they never did get around to doing a three-way crossover of any type with the original L&O trio.)
8th Feb '17 7:49:55 PM Titus88
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*** Character actor Jonathan Hogan played ''seven'' different characters on the various Law & Order shows, including four different characters on the mother show.
22nd Dec '16 2:12:51 AM bombadil211
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* TomHanksSyndrome: Jerry Orbach was originally known as a song-and-dance man (Lumiere in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' is a good example of the sort of roles he took prior to ''L&O'') and was an immensely respected stage actor. Being cast as Lennie Briscoe, however, greatly changed the trajectory of his career.
22nd Dec '16 2:08:11 AM bombadil211
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* DyeHard: S. Epatha Merkerson prefers to keep her hair in braids and, during her stint on the show, wore a wig over her natural hair to give Van Buren a more "professional" look.
6th Nov '16 5:46:59 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A particularly tragic case of RealLifeWritesThePlot: In early 2001, Dick Wolf was planning a large-scale miniseries event involving the casts of ''Law And Order'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', and ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' teaming up to investigate a terrorist attack on New York City. Then [[TheWarOnTerror September came along,]] and...

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A particularly tragic case of RealLifeWritesThePlot: In early 2001, Dick Wolf was planning a large-scale miniseries event involving the casts of ''Law And Order'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', and ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' teaming up to investigate a terrorist attack on New York City. Then [[TheWarOnTerror September came along,]] and...


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** Creator/MichaelMadsen was a finalist for Det. Mike Logan.
** Creator/JohnLeguizamo and Creator/DannyTrejo were considered for Det. Rey Curtis.
** Creator/MartinSheen was considered for Sgt.Max Greevey. Creator/StephenTobolowsky auditioned for the role.
5th Oct '16 9:46:47 AM contrafanxxx
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* WhatMightHaveBeen: A particularly tragic case of RealLifeWritesThePlot: In early 2001, Dick Wolf was planning a large-scale miniseries event involving the casts of ''Law And Order'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', and ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' teaming up to investigate a terrorist attack on New York City. Then [[TheWarOnTerror September came along,]] and...

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* WhatMightHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen: A particularly tragic case of RealLifeWritesThePlot: In early 2001, Dick Wolf was planning a large-scale miniseries event involving the casts of ''Law And Order'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', and ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' teaming up to investigate a terrorist attack on New York City. Then [[TheWarOnTerror September came along,]] and...
2nd Oct '16 8:04:16 PM nombretomado
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* ActorAllusion: Ed Green says he wasn't sure if Joe Fontana was "a cop or a wise guy" when they first met. This referred to Dennis Farina's having played mobsters in ''MiamiVice'', ''Midnight Run'' and ''Get Shorty.''

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Ed Green says he wasn't sure if Joe Fontana was "a cop or a wise guy" when they first met. This referred to Dennis Farina's having played mobsters in ''MiamiVice'', ''Midnight Run'' and ''Get Shorty.''



** Remember those [[CrossOver crossovers]] that would involve Series/LawAndOrder and Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet? At one point, producers wanted the story arc to include {{ER}}, but {{ER}}'s producers either declined outright or the collective group couldn't figure out how to work the latter show in, so the idea was dropped.

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** Remember those [[CrossOver crossovers]] that would involve Series/LawAndOrder and Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet? At one point, producers wanted the story arc to include {{ER}}, ''Series/{{ER}}'', but {{ER}}'s ''ER'''s producers either declined outright or the collective group couldn't figure out how to work the latter show in, so the idea was dropped.
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