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* YouHave48Hours: Repomies as can be largely expected:
-->Neponen: There's a bank robbery in progress at Hietaniemenkatu.
-->Repomies: Go there, and Pöysti, you have 48 hours.
-->Pöysti: Yeah whatever, couldn't care less.
-->Repomies: You won't get any longer than that, goddamnit!
-->Pöysti: Yeah...
-->Repomies: Okay, you only get 24 hours.
-->Pöysti: Yeah, I guess that's still long enough.
-->Repomies: What's wrong with you?! You don't have an ounce of passion for your job within you! You'll get 6 hours! Fine, you'll get 2 hours! 10 minutes! A minute! A stone's throw!

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* YouHave48Hours: Repomies as can be largely expected:
-->Neponen: There's a bank robbery in progress at Hietaniemenkatu.
-->Repomies: Go there, and Pöysti, you have 48 hours.
-->Pöysti: Yeah whatever, couldn't care less.
-->Repomies: You won't get any longer than that, goddamnit!
-->Pöysti: Yeah...
-->Repomies: Okay, you only get 24 hours.
-->Pöysti: Yeah, I guess that's still long enough.
-->Repomies: What's wrong with you?! You don't have an ounce of passion for your job within you! You'll get 6 hours! Fine, you'll get 2 hours! 10 minutes! A minute! A stone's throw!


* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Routalempi's philosopher tendencies can often cause him to be distracted from whatever he was supposed to be doing. One episode saw him let a suspect escape from custody because he was too busy admiring a flock of cranes flying overhead to lock the suspect's handcuffs. Surprisingly enough, his tendency to get distracted easily actually saved the day once, as described in the main article.
** Also lampshaded in one of the new episodes, where he appoints himself as a mediator for Pöysti's and Repomies' argument and successfully goes through their wrongdoings without getting distracted and then muses to himself afterwards how "this must be first time I've been able to stay in subject for this long".

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* DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery: Averted. According to an episode from the spin-off, ''everybody on the station'' believed that he had Aspergers, and were shocked when he revealed that he does not. Afterwards, Helga plans to beat him up for his past behaviour, but Pöysti suddenly claims he has another disability to avoid the beatdown.

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* OppositesAttract: Pöysti and Darja are more or less polar opposites, yet they start dating and have a child together.


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* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Routalempi's philosopher tendencies can often cause him to be distracted from whatever he was supposed to be doing. One episode saw him let a suspect escape from custody because he was too busy admiring a flock of cranes flying overhead to lock the suspect's handcuffs. Surprisingly enough, his tendency to get distracted easily actually saved the day once, as described in the main article.
** Also lampshaded in one of the new episodes, where he appoints himself as a mediator for Pöysti's and Repomies' argument and successfully goes through their wrongdoings without getting distracted and then muses to himself afterwards how "this must be first time I've been able to stay in subject for this long".
* BerserkButton: You can steal raisins from Buns reserved for visitors. You can kill his Bonsai tree, and even destroy his favorite wall. But never, never say that there's nothing fascinating in the world.


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* DidNotGetTheGirl: As Darja gets together with Pöysti.


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* BiTheWay: Is shown to date a (very jealous) woman in one episode. She has a son and ends up with Pöysti in the end.


* ExtremeDoormat: To Pöysti. Although he does recognize if Pyösti is being impossible to negotiate with and occasionally even insults him if Pöysti goes way too far.
** An example: One episode has Pöysti borrowing 10 from Neponen, using it to pay for his previous loans and leaving Neponen in dept to him.
* InTouchWithHisFeminineSide: Combined with InformedAttribute, the Spin-Off series occasionally jokes with this, but it doesn't seem to apply to any other episodes.



* ButchLesbian: Helga. Her sexual preferences are not discussed in the show, but she's extremely masculine in physique, hates all other women and believes they should all stay in the kitchen and believes violence to be the #1 solution to any and all problems. Most of this stems from the fact that her militant aging father wished for a boy instead and was disappointed enough in her that he dumped her in a river, although specifics on this aren't that clear either. The lesbian part gets some further support in an early episode, where she's stated to have been charmed by a woman criminal central to the episode in the past to avoid being fined/thrown to jail, just like the male characters at that point save for Pöysti.

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* AmbiguouslyBi: Despite everything listed below, she gets turned on by Routalempi in one episode. Although it might also have been the dangerous situation they were in at the moment.
* ButchLesbian: Helga. Her sexual preferences are not discussed in the show, but she's extremely masculine in physique, hates all other women and believes they should all stay in the kitchen and believes violence to be the #1 solution to any and all problems. Most of this stems from the fact that her militant aging father wished for a boy instead and was disappointed enough in her that he dumped her in a river, although specifics on this aren't that clear either. The lesbian part gets some further support in an early episode, where she's stated to have been charmed by a woman criminal central to the episode in the past to avoid being fined/thrown to jail, just like the male characters at that point save for Pöysti.


* EmbarrassingSlide: Once every few episodes. Sometimes they don't involve Repomies' wife naked and just suggest he's confused about the subject matter. One example being when he lectures the force about the episode's StalkerWithACrush and instead shows slides of and describes the movie "Stalker" by Andrei Tarkovsky about how stalkers live in the USSR, visit forbidden areas and change from monochrome to full color in the middle of the film.

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* EmbarrassingSlide: Once every few episodes. Sometimes they don't ''don't'' involve Repomies' wife naked and just suggest he's confused about the subject matter. One example being when he lectures the force about the episode's StalkerWithACrush and instead shows slides of and describes the movie "Stalker" by Andrei Tarkovsky about how stalkers live in the USSR, visit forbidden areas and change from monochrome to full color in the middle of the film.


* GratuitousEnglish, IncrediblyLamePun and PungeonMaster: He insists on greeting anyone he consideres to be a friend of his with "Long time no XXX", last word of which is always equally lame. When he does this to Kyösti repeatedly once, he asks if there's someone whose job consists of making up horrible greeting puns for him. Upon getting introduced to the said man, Pöysti arrests him on the spot.

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* GratuitousEnglish, IncrediblyLamePun and PungeonMaster: He insists on greeting anyone he consideres to be a friend of his with "Long time time, no XXX", X" in English, last word of which is always equally lame. When he does this to Kyösti repeatedly once, he asks if there's someone whose job consists of making up horrible greeting puns for him. Upon getting introduced to the said man, Pöysti arrests him on the spot.


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* BullyingADragon: After failing to get UsefulNotes/BarackObama to appear as a guest in his show the normal way when he's visiting Finland, he's blessed with an incredible stroke of luck when publicity-hungry former deliveryboy of a countryside hospital gives him the documents that he had stolen once that prove that Obama was actually born in Finland during his parents' holiday visit there. After wrestling with his conscience whether to reveal the documents in public and gain worldwide personal fame or destroy them so that he doesn't ruin the career of the only Finnish person who's made a name of himself in America which he's a huge fanboy of even if they don't know of or acknowledge of their heritage, he comes to a compromise and decides use them to blackmail Obama into making a brief appearance on his show. He fails spectacularily, gets told that "nobody fucks with the Present of United States" and that Obama's "taken down more terrorists in a year than the [[GeorgeWBush pussy]] before me in 8" before getting a severe beating from the Secret Service, and even his normal KarmaHoudini immunity only goes far enough to change the official reason for his beating to a sudden desire to "check whether the bodyguards are doing their job properly".

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* BullyingADragon: After failing to get UsefulNotes/BarackObama to appear as a guest in his show the normal way when he's visiting Finland, he's blessed with an incredible stroke of luck when publicity-hungry former deliveryboy of a countryside hospital gives him the documents that he had stolen once that prove that Obama was actually born in Finland during his parents' holiday visit there. After wrestling with his conscience whether to reveal the documents in public and gain worldwide personal fame or destroy them so that he doesn't ruin the career of the only Finnish person who's made a name of himself in America which he's a huge fanboy of even if they don't know of or acknowledge of their heritage, he comes to a compromise and decides use them to blackmail Obama into making a brief appearance on his show. He fails spectacularily, gets told that "nobody fucks with the Present of United States" and that Obama's "taken down more terrorists in a year than the [[GeorgeWBush [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush pussy]] before me in 8" before getting a severe beating from the Secret Service, and even his normal KarmaHoudini immunity only goes far enough to change the official reason for his beating to a sudden desire to "check whether the bodyguards are doing their job properly".


* BullyingADragon: After failing to get BarackObama to appear as a guest in his show the normal way when he's visiting Finland, he's blessed with an incredible stroke of luck when publicity-hungry former deliveryboy of a countryside hospital gives him the documents that he had stolen once that prove that Obama was actually born in Finland during his parents' holiday visit there. After wrestling with his conscience whether to reveal the documents in public and gain worldwide personal fame or destroy them so that he doesn't ruin the career of the only Finnish person who's made a name of himself in America which he's a huge fanboy of even if they don't know of or acknowledge of their heritage, he comes to a compromise and decides use them to blackmail Obama into making a brief appearance on his show. He fails spectacularily, gets told that "nobody fucks with the Present of United States" and that Obama's "taken down more terrorists in a year than the [[GeorgeWBush pussy]] before me in 8" before getting a severe beating from the Secret Service, and even his normal KarmaHoudini immunity only goes far enough to change the official reason for his beating to a sudden desire to "check whether the bodyguards are doing their job properly".

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* BullyingADragon: After failing to get BarackObama UsefulNotes/BarackObama to appear as a guest in his show the normal way when he's visiting Finland, he's blessed with an incredible stroke of luck when publicity-hungry former deliveryboy of a countryside hospital gives him the documents that he had stolen once that prove that Obama was actually born in Finland during his parents' holiday visit there. After wrestling with his conscience whether to reveal the documents in public and gain worldwide personal fame or destroy them so that he doesn't ruin the career of the only Finnish person who's made a name of himself in America which he's a huge fanboy of even if they don't know of or acknowledge of their heritage, he comes to a compromise and decides use them to blackmail Obama into making a brief appearance on his show. He fails spectacularily, gets told that "nobody fucks with the Present of United States" and that Obama's "taken down more terrorists in a year than the [[GeorgeWBush pussy]] before me in 8" before getting a severe beating from the Secret Service, and even his normal KarmaHoudini immunity only goes far enough to change the official reason for his beating to a sudden desire to "check whether the bodyguards are doing their job properly".


*** Oh and just to clarify: these are the uniforms the characters wear ''[[LimitedWardrobe the entire time]]'', [[LimitedWardrobe regardless of whether they do desk work, are out patrolling, on an assigment or are on break]]: the only characters seen in different outfits are Pöysti and Neponen, and then only when Pöysti calls or visits Neponen in the middle of the night when attempting to solve whatever problem he's currently having.

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*** Oh and just to clarify: these are the uniforms the characters wear ''[[LimitedWardrobe the entire time]]'', [[LimitedWardrobe regardless of whether they do desk work, are out patrolling, on an assigment or are on break]]: outside of a select few episodes, the only characters seen in different outfits on a semi-regular basis are Pöysti and Neponen, and then only when Pöysti calls or visits Neponen in the middle of the night when attempting to solve whatever problem he's currently having.


* BullyingADragon: After failing to get BarackObama to come to his show the normal way when he's visiting Finland, he's blessed with an incredible stroke of luck when publicity-hungry former deliveryboy of a countryside hospital gives him the documents that he had stolen once that prove that Obama was actually born in Finland during his parents' holiday visit there. After wrestling with his conscience whether to reveal the documents in public and gain worldwide personal fame or destroy them so that he doesn't ruin the career of the only Finnish person who's made a name of himself in America which he's a huge fanboy of even if they don't know of or acknowledge of their heritage, he comes to a compromise and decides use them to blackmail Obama into making a brief appearance on his show. He fails spectacularily, gets told that "nobody fucks with the Present of United States" and that Obama's "taken down more terrorists in a year than the [[GeorgeWBush pussy]] before me in 8" before getting a severe beating from the Secret Service, and even his normal KarmaHoudini immunity only goes far enough to change the official reason for his beating to a sudden desire to "check whether the bodyguards are doing their job properly".

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* BullyingADragon: After failing to get BarackObama to come to appear as a guest in his show the normal way when he's visiting Finland, he's blessed with an incredible stroke of luck when publicity-hungry former deliveryboy of a countryside hospital gives him the documents that he had stolen once that prove that Obama was actually born in Finland during his parents' holiday visit there. After wrestling with his conscience whether to reveal the documents in public and gain worldwide personal fame or destroy them so that he doesn't ruin the career of the only Finnish person who's made a name of himself in America which he's a huge fanboy of even if they don't know of or acknowledge of their heritage, he comes to a compromise and decides use them to blackmail Obama into making a brief appearance on his show. He fails spectacularily, gets told that "nobody fucks with the Present of United States" and that Obama's "taken down more terrorists in a year than the [[GeorgeWBush pussy]] before me in 8" before getting a severe beating from the Secret Service, and even his normal KarmaHoudini immunity only goes far enough to change the official reason for his beating to a sudden desire to "check whether the bodyguards are doing their job properly".

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