Anvilicious: We get it. Criminals are scum. That's no excuse for thinking we won't know it unless they are utter bastards or at least Kick the Dog in every other scene.
Ass Pull: "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 Trivette has been hung and Walker is desperately running away from crooks critically wounded. Then, in the ending minutes, 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.
Not the first Theme Song the show had; the original was a rather forgettable steel guitar solo, which was replaced by a more rockish tune, which was replaced by "Eyes of the Ranger". This list might not be conclusive.
Complete Monster: Victor LaRue, who first appeared in season 3's "Cowboy," is the worst in a show that did not believe in giving villains subtlety. A lunatic who kidnaps and kills others seemingly at random, when LaRue captured Alexander Cahill amongst other hostages, he 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. He attempts to rape Alex again before he is arrested. In his third and final episode, season 5's "Trial of LaRue," he gets a gun at his trial and murders 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 murder the kid. LaRue kills his other ally when the man is disgusted by this. Finally, he attempts to rape Alex for the third time before Walker busts in and guns him down.
Damsel Scrappy: Doesn't seem like not one episode can go by without Alex screaming "WALKER!" while being kidnapped?
One would expect that with all the time Alex spent with Walker she would take some self defense lessons or take a few levels of badass.
She almost got Seasonal Rot with this one— a first-season episode has her successfully fighting off a rapist, while in later seasons she never even makes an attempt to fight back.
One could say that it's just a case of Flanderization on Alex's part. In the earlier seasons she was presented as a strong and competent D.A yet in later seasons she has to constantly depend on Walker to get her out of a jam.
Alex did get her one Crowning Momentof Awesome 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!!!
Deader Than Disco: While quite popular throughout much of the '90s, largely for being one of the few places Americans could see genuine martial arts action at the time, the show is now mostly seen as a constant stream of Narm (heavily aided by Conan O'Brien's "Walker Texas Ranger Lever" bits). Chuck Norris' extreme right wing politics, including his condemnation of homosexuality, haven't helped either.
Designated Hero: In Real Life, about half the things that Walker and company do would get them in serious trouble. The cops have beaten the crap out of various villains at the slightest provocation, and Alex has repeatedly flat out lied to criminals—"If you talk to a lawyer, all chances of a deal are off." This is always portrayed as the absolutely right thing to do and the team made out to be saints.
God-Mode Sue: Walker and company beat the living hell out of any small-time crooks or veteran criminals alike, usually without the offending perps getting so much as a single clean shot on them, especially Walker. However, there are a few times when foes have got the drop on the Rangers, and other enemies who were on equal fighting ground without cheating. Sometimes, it can be downright humiliating to watch a stupid mook flash fisticuffs in front of Ranger when they don't know a lick of martial arts and are just begging to get their asses kicked. A few episodes result in them getting shot or badly wounded just to show they're still human.
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 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, CD's murderer, Boris, the only foe to ever genuinely bruise up Walker... because he had the loaded advantage of superhuman strength., and the Chairman, the Big Bad of a few episodes from the last season.
An episode featured an Arab terrorist purchasing a sonic laser ... intending to destroy the Capitol building with it, and, he says, "maybe the White House too". The episode aired in the spring of 2000, a year and a half before the events of September 11 and one of those buildings (to this day, reports vary on which) was almost certainly the target of the fourth plane.
"The Soul of Winter" has some eerie similarities to the Donald Trump campaign of the 2016 election. Especially the bit about where a Neo Nazi leader tells his followers that political correctness is supposedly stifling their free speech and how minorities are ruining the country. During this, footage of Hitler and the Holocaust are flashed on the screen; Trump has been compared to Hitler on more than one occasion.
The most notable instance of this, however, is with the episode "Trial of LaRue", where LaRue, on trial for rape, steals the gun of a courtroom bailiff and murders several people in court. Fast forward to 2005, where in real life accused rapist Brian Nichols steals the gun of the officer assigned to escort him, and kills several people in the courtroom before making an escape attempt.
Special Effects Failure: All the Bullet Time 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 The Matrix had just debuted in theaters and people were trying to play copycat all over.