Trivia / Walker, Texas Ranger

  • Banned Episode: On the INSP network, there are certain episodes that are cut out of the rotation due to the channel being rooted in a deeply Christian foundation, though this borders dangerously close to politically incorrect foolhardiness. "Badge of Honor" never airs because of its depictions of extreme African-American racism and the plot involving attempts to lynch Trivette by burying him and company alive. "Children of Halloween" is obviously skipped because the plot is all about a Satanist kidnapping children, even though this episode ends with Christianity triumphing the evil of Satan- the devil worship scenes are irreconcilable. And the two episodes that feature Davey are cut because they are partially about Buddhism and this conflicts with fundamental Christian values, though the purpose of those episodes was just a harmless look into the religion to be informative and even a little bit of sci-fi mumbo jumbo about reincarnation and telepathic abilities, not some gateway to Buddhism. And finally, "Lucas" never airs because it broaches the very sensitive topic about sexually transmitted disease and ends with people dying from them. Moreover, every episode has its profanity and obscenities trimmed out and certain violent moments are cut or shortened, such as the impaled man in "Swan Song" and Alex screaming at the sight of him being pulled, cutting out the bloody part of the beating Rod Barkley gives to a young delinquent in the second part of "Sons of Thunder", shaving down the scene with the cop beating up a rapist in "Justice For All", and the moment from the episode of the last season where a man is found after hanging himself which normally hangs (no pun intended) on that scene with a mournful woman choral moan showing just a spritz of that and immediately jumping to the last scene of the episode.
  • Casting Gag / Celebrity Paradox: In "The Moscow Connection", at the very beginning, Trivette reads out a piece of literature describing in an almost poetic way of a stand off between two men. Walker questions what book this is, and Trivette says it is The Secret Power Within. Walker follows this question by asking who wrote it, and is told that Chuck Norris had. He simply shrugs and claims to have never heard of him, earning a track record telling by Trivette of Chuck's achievements in martial arts. Again, Walker says he never heard of him—yet corrects Trivette when the latter makes a mistake in listing Norris' accomplishments.
    • In Season 7's "Code of the West", the four main characters talk about who would play them in a movie. Trivette get Denzel Washington, Alex gets Helen Hunt, C.D. gets Paul Newman (kinda sad in hindsight because both actors are now dead) and Walker gets...Chuck Norris. When Walker complains they got Oscar winners, Trivette points out that Chuck was a six time World Karate Champion, which pleases Walker. Good thing since, of course...
  • The Cast Showoff: Nia Peeples' vocal talent is featured on several episodes after she joined the cast.
  • Cast the Expert: TV reporter Clarice Tinsley plays a TV reporter.
  • Company Hop: The first four episodes were made by Cannon Television, before they ran into financial difficulties (there's a surprise). Enter CBS - along with the Ruddy/Greif Company, Top Kick Productions (Norris Brothers Entertainmentnote  from season six) and Columbia Pictures Television - to pick up the slack, in a literal case of Network to the Rescue.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: "In Harm's Way", "Wedding Bells", and "Turning Point" all feature planes being hijacked and going down. Four months after the show ended its run, the September 11, 2001 attacks took place.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The 2001 episode "Division Street" has Hulk Hogan play an ex-con who hated all non-whites prior to his Heel–Faith Turn becomes this considering Hogan was effectively blacklisted from WWE as a result of audio of Hogan making racist comments was leaked to the media in July 2015.
  • McLeaned: The character of C.D. Parker was killed off (by what was originally thought to be heart failure, though the finale reveals Parker was actually poisoned) because his actor, Noble Willingham, had left to pursue an ultimately unsuccessful run for Congress.note  Sadly, Willingham only lived to 2004 and gypped himself of a chance to return to the show and go out boldly.
  • You Look Familiar: Actor Marshall Teague makes no less than six appearances on the show as entirely different characters, all of which are the main villains of each story, usually disguised as different people under heavy makeup. On top of that, he plays the main villain of both the first and last episodes of the series. Not only this, but he also plays an ancestor of his character in the Grand Finale, making him the proud owner of seven different character roles. And he even plays a major villain in "Trial By Fire", bumping his appearances up to eight!


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