History YMMV / WalkerTexasRanger

27th Oct '17 10:05:50 PM rjd1922
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** Alex did get her one CrowningMomentofAwesome when she and a group of women from a womens support group helped a woman from her violent husband by beating the crap out of them. And for once Walker didn't help her in that!!!

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** Alex did get her one CrowningMomentofAwesome SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfAwesome when she and a group of women from a womens support group helped a woman from her violent husband by beating the crap out of them. And for once Walker didn't help her in that!!!



* MemeticMutation: Many clips popularized by Conan, but most of all... "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo1kNGGEle0&feature=related Walker told me I have AIDS.]]"

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* MemeticMutation: Many clips popularized by Conan, but most of all... "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo1kNGGEle0&feature=related com/watch?v=zo1kNGGEle0 Walker told me I have AIDS.]]"
23rd Oct '17 1:53:10 PM xcountryguy
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* AssPull: "Blood Diamonds" to a T. Not only is the plot wildly over the top (in an ultra-campy series, no less!), but in the opening minutes of the episode, we see [[spoiler: Trivette has been ''hung'']] and Walker is desperately running away from crooks critically wounded. Then, in the ending minutes, [[spoiler: Walker is gunned down by automatic weapons all around and tumbles off a storehouse roof.]] And then the episode smash cuts to Alex waking up in bed. Fortunately, the episode gives us an ominous twist by revealing Walker is about to undertake the investigation that leads to the events of her dream... Alex ''freaks.''

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* AssPull: "Blood Diamonds" to a T. Not only is the plot wildly over the top (in an ultra-campy series, no less!), but in the opening minutes of the episode, we see [[spoiler: Trivette [[spoiler:Trivette has been ''hung'']] and Walker is desperately running away from crooks critically wounded. Then, in the ending minutes, [[spoiler: Walker [[spoiler:Walker is gunned down by automatic weapons all around and tumbles off a storehouse roof.]] And then the episode smash cuts to Alex waking up in bed. Fortunately, the episode gives us an ominous twist by revealing Walker is about to undertake the investigation that leads to the events of her dream... Alex ''freaks.''



* CaliforniaDoubling: One of the most notable aversions, filmed on location in Texas.
** Specifically the UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex. Many locals were used as extras or even had a line or two.



* FanonDiscontinuity: Most fans reaction to the "Trial By Fire" movie, given the rampant differences from the series, and the BolivianArmyEnding in which [[spoiler: Alex is shot and possibly killed]].

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* FanonDiscontinuity: Most fans reaction to the "Trial By Fire" movie, given the rampant differences from the series, and the BolivianArmyEnding in which [[spoiler: Alex [[spoiler:Alex is shot and possibly killed]].



** Walker mounts an enormous kill streak throughout the series and more or less creams ''every'' thug he encounters 80% of the time. The only times Walker really took serious beatings were a handful- against Yoshi, a pupil of the same master Walker studied under and actually got away ([[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness this was way back in episode 3 when the show was being produced in a gritty and believable manner]]), Phillipe Brouchard, an international master assassin; the Viper, more or less the equivalent of Brouchard; Caleb Hooks, a Vietnam veteran; Victor La Rue, who went as far as to poison Walker through scorpions to dull his reflexes; Floyd Burbage, bank-robber-turned-mountain-cannibal; Emile Lavocat, [[spoiler: CD's murderer]]; Boris, the only foe to ever genuinely bruise up Walker... because he had the loaded advantage of ''superhuman strength.''; Randy Shrader, who served alongside Walker in the Marine Special Forces during Vietnam before betraying him; and the Chairman, the BigBad of a few episodes from the last season.

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** Walker mounts an enormous kill streak throughout the series and more or less creams ''every'' thug he encounters 80% of the time. The only times Walker really took serious beatings were a handful- against Yoshi, a pupil of the same master Walker studied under and actually got away ([[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness this was way back in episode 3 when the show was being produced in a gritty and believable manner]]), Phillipe Brouchard, an international master assassin; the Viper, more or less the equivalent of Brouchard; Caleb Hooks, a Vietnam veteran; Victor La Rue, who went as far as to poison Walker through scorpions to dull his reflexes; Floyd Burbage, bank-robber-turned-mountain-cannibal; Emile Lavocat, [[spoiler: CD's [[spoiler:CD's murderer]]; Boris, the only foe to ever genuinely bruise up Walker... because he had the loaded advantage of ''superhuman strength.''; Randy Shrader, who served alongside Walker in the Marine Special Forces during Vietnam before betraying him; and the Chairman, the BigBad of a few episodes from the last season.
24th Sep '17 4:08:38 PM nombretomado
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* MemeticBadass: See ChuckNorrisFacts.

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* MemeticBadass: See ChuckNorrisFacts.Website/ChuckNorrisFacts.
15th Sep '17 7:29:40 PM DrOO7
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*** In that same episode, the little girl is kidnapped. As the kidnappers are taking her from one hideout to another, Walker and company leap into the scene ''from out of '''nowhere''''' and kick them down, while she just walks off like nothing happened.
15th Sep '17 7:24:24 PM DrOO7
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** Any episode featuring Irish people are so full of [[Main/{{Oireland}} stereotypes]] that any seriousness is quickly eliminated--just try not snickering when a leukemia-stricken girl tells her blood marrow donor, "[[UsefulNotes/IrishAccents Thank you for saving me life.]]"
14th Sep '17 2:08:55 PM DrOO7
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** The numerous "Alex In Danger" plots started to get this by the tenth (that's ''not'' an exaggeration) or so time it happened. As a commentator on another board snarked, "When they brought on Nia Peeples character, I thought, "This is great! Now at least Alex will have some company the next time she's kidnapped!"" And sure enough, that's exactly what happened.



* NightmareFuel: [[NightmareFuel/WalkerTexasRanger Here.]]



* TearJerker: [[TearJerker/WalkerTexasRanger Has a sub-page!]]

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* TearJerker: [[TearJerker/WalkerTexasRanger Has a sub-page!]]
7th Sep '17 10:17:44 AM DrOO7
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* AngstWhatAngst: Whatever trauma Alex is put through, she's always over it by the end of the episode. You would think someone who's been kidnapped, almost raped, and almost killed as many times as she has would have a therapist on speed dial.



* FanonDiscontinuity: Most fans reaction to the "Trial By Fire" movie, given the rampant differences from the series, and the BolivianArmyEnding in which [[spoiler: Alex is shot and possibly killed]].



** ''Trial by Fire'' features a criminal whose last name is Gibbs. It aired right around the time CBS introduced ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' to its lineup, which features one Leroy Jethro Gibbs, who pursues criminals.

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** ''Trial by Fire'' features a criminal whose last name is Gibbs. It aired right around the time CBS introduced ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' to its lineup, By this time, ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', which features one Leroy Jethro Gibbs, who pursues criminals.criminals, was beginning its third season.
7th Aug '17 5:37:15 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster:
** [[SerialKiller Victor LaRue]], who first appears in season 3's "Cowboy," is one of the worst in a show that [[{{Anvilicious}} did not believe in giving villains subtlety]]. A [[AxCrazy lunatic]] and dishonorable discharge who kidnaps and kills others seemingly at random (including a helicopter pilot taken captive, plus a few miscellaneous excessive force military kills), when [=LaRue=] captured Alexander Cahill amongst other hostages, he [[AttemptedRape attempted to rape her]]. In his second appearance, season 4's "The Return of [=LaRue=]," he is released from prison and begins stalking Alex to drive her insane and knocks out two people guarding him and leaves them to burn to death. He attempts to rape Alex again before he is arrested. In his third and final episode, season 5's "Trial of [=LaRue=]," he feigns insanity while bragging that he's actually killed twelve people when eleven are on record and implies it may have been [[{{Matricide}} his mom]] ("God, I loved Mommy.") Then, he dives under the defendant's table and tricks his bailiff to follow him underneat. Using his military training, he gets a gun at his trial and murders two guards, a third one that tries to barge in unannounced, his own lawyer, the judge and the bailiff, taking the courtroom hostage. While waiting for Walker to arrive, he presides over the court as a "judge." In his insane whims, he orders a divorced couple to get back together for their child, but when the child contradicts [=LaRue=], he decides to "reopen" the hearing, planning to [[WouldHurtAChild murder the kid]]. [=LaRue=] kills his other ally when the man [[EvenEvilHasStandards is disgusted by this]]. Finally, he attempts to rape Alex for the third time before Walker busts in and guns him down. And even then Alex is so traumatized that she hallucinates one more time that the bastard is still after him in death.

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* CompleteMonster:
CompleteMonster: Even in a show that [[{{Anvilicious}} did not believe in giving villains subtlety]], a few managed to stand out:
** [[SerialKiller Victor LaRue]], who first appears in season 3's "Cowboy," is one of the worst in a show that [[{{Anvilicious}} did not believe in giving villains subtlety]]. A [[AxCrazy lunatic]] and dishonorable discharge who kidnaps and kills others seemingly at random (including a helicopter pilot taken captive, plus a few miscellaneous excessive force military kills), when kills) When [=LaRue=] captured Alexander Cahill amongst other hostages, he [[AttemptedRape attempted to rape her]]. In his second appearance, season 4's "The Return of [=LaRue=]," he is released from prison and begins stalking Alex to drive her insane and knocks out two people guarding him and leaves them to burn to death. He attempts to rape Alex again before he is arrested. In his third and final episode, season 5's "Trial of [=LaRue=]," he feigns insanity while bragging that he's actually killed twelve people when eleven are on record and implies it may have been [[{{Matricide}} his mom]] ("God, I loved Mommy.") Then, he dives under the defendant's table and tricks his bailiff to follow him underneat. Using his military training, he gets a gun at his trial and murders two guards, a third one that tries to barge in unannounced, his own lawyer, the judge and the bailiff, taking the courtroom hostage. While waiting for Walker to arrive, he presides over the court as a "judge." In his insane whims, he orders a divorced couple to get back together for their child, but when the child contradicts [=LaRue=], he decides to "reopen" the hearing, planning to [[WouldHurtAChild murder the kid]]. [=LaRue=] kills his other ally when the man [[EvenEvilHasStandards is disgusted by this]]. Finally, he attempts to rape Alex for the third time before Walker busts in and guns him down. And even then Alex is so traumatized that she hallucinates one more time that the bastard is still after him in death.
6th Aug '17 8:19:21 PM Maddoxsort
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%%Do NOT add CompleteMonster entries without going to the cleanup thread first.



* HilariousInHindsight: In the episode with Haley Joel Osmont, when Walker talks to him about spirits, Haley replies "You mean like ghosts and stuff?" This episode aired two years before [[TheSixthSense Haley saw dead people.]]

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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In the episode with Haley Joel Osmont, when Walker talks to him about spirits, Haley replies "You mean like ghosts and stuff?" This episode aired two years before [[TheSixthSense Haley saw dead people.]]]]
** ''Trial by Fire'' features a criminal whose last name is Gibbs. It aired right around the time CBS introduced ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' to its lineup, which features one Leroy Jethro Gibbs, who pursues criminals.



** The close-up of the warplane's gun turrets opening fire on Walker and Alex's plane at the cliffhanger of "In Harm's Way, Part 1". It is ''painfully'' obvious that they are using either an enlarged photo or a still frame of the turrets and airbrushing some cheap gunfire muzzle flashpoint effects onto the turrets- without wasting any money on anything resembling ammo. ''Series/{{JAG}}'' fell victim to similar treatment throughout its run with plane fight scenes, as it was also airing at the time on CBS.

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** The surreal lightning strikes in the episode where Walker is sent back in time to the Old West are very crude and blocky.
** The close-up of the warplane's gun turrets opening fire on Walker and Alex's plane at the cliffhanger of "In Harm's Way, Part 1". It is ''painfully'' obvious that they are using either an enlarged photo or a still frame of the turrets and airbrushing some cheap gunfire muzzle flashpoint effects onto the turrets- without wasting any money on anything resembling ammo. ''Series/{{JAG}}'' fell victim to similar treatment throughout its run with plane fight scenes, action sequences, as it was also airing at the time on CBS.CBS with the occasional ill effects of a slashed budget.
6th Aug '17 8:11:46 PM Maddoxsort
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: All the BulletTime scenes in "The Final Showdown" (a missile hitting a Huntsville Prison watchtower, a bullet felling a Texas Ranger, Walker's bullet hitting Lavocat's gun scope) because they were made with crude CGI effects from the time, which may have looked good back then, but stick out like a sore thumb now. Plus, the finale aired around the time ''Film/TheMatrix'' had just debuted in theaters and people were trying to play copycat all over.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: SpecialEffectsFailure:
** The close-up of the warplane's gun turrets opening fire on Walker and Alex's plane at the cliffhanger of "In Harm's Way, Part 1". It is ''painfully'' obvious that they are using either an enlarged photo or a still frame of the turrets and airbrushing some cheap gunfire muzzle flashpoint effects onto the turrets- without wasting any money on anything resembling ammo. ''Series/{{JAG}}'' fell victim to similar treatment throughout its run with plane fight scenes, as it was also airing at the time on CBS.
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All the BulletTime scenes in "The Final Showdown" (a missile hitting a Huntsville Prison watchtower, a bullet felling a Texas Ranger, Walker's bullet hitting Lavocat's gun scope) because they were made with crude CGI effects from the time, which may have looked good back then, but stick out like a sore thumb now. Plus, the finale aired around the time ''Film/TheMatrix'' had just debuted in theaters and people were trying to play copycat all over.
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