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Feb 27th 2012 at 1:32:05 AM •••

Hey i was just wondering, remember when the evil gay British guy (sorry, can't remember his name) told Michael and his other minion that people's hearts sync up to their pulse. is that true? i checked on google and found one unconvincing answer. it just sounded really, really neat and i'd love to know if that bit of trivia is true or not.

Aug 26th 2011 at 2:29:05 PM •••

What's with Michael's goofy new hair? It's a cheap wig, right? Really makes him look ridiculous!

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Jul 1st 2011 at 9:50:46 PM •••

Moved the whole section for Hey Its That Guy over here so that they can be pegged into the proper trope. Hey Its That Guy is when you recognize and actor's face from other roles, but he's not famous enough to be remembered by name. As in "Hey, the cabbie — it's that guy who was the priest on <other show>!" Virtually all of these are too well known to be "that guys". Some are Role Association, some are probably You Might Remember Me from.... And some are simply that actors take lots of different roles during their careers.

  • Hey Its That Guy: This may take awhile.
    • Cagney is Michael's mother.
      • Lacey guest starred in one episode leading to some cute scenes between Gless and Tyne Daly.
    • Jacob is a con artist in "Identity." Michael refers a "job in Tampa" in trying to get on his good side.
    • Michael's very first handler, Carla, is played by Number Six.
    • Daniel Jackson guest-stars as Michael's second handler.
    • Mark Sheppard from everything as Prescott.
      • The episode with Mark Sheppard is worth noting, as it also had Hey Its That Guy Alex Carter as Jason Bly, a recurring antagonist of Michael's. In that episode, Bly and Michael are forced to team up against Prescott, as Prescott is holding them hostage in a bank heist. Under a week later, Sheppard and Carter were working together on TNT's competitor show Leverage. Just shows you how cable staple actors can get around.
    • Marty Crane is the Big Bad of Season 3, known as "Management". Indeed.
    • And Michael Westen is that guy from Hitch who got his arm broken by Will Smith.
      • Sometimes I wonder if the Centre is going to show up.
        • He does decide who lives or dies, if you think about it.
    • Not to mention Xena as a Career Killer.
    • Detective Angel Batista is Michael's first client.
    • Paul Bennett is...some dude who beats up old ladies. (Poor guy is probably typecast as "abuser" by now.)
    • Harry Dresden is a pissed-off Irishman come to kill Fiona.
    • The mark in "Shot in the Dark" is the lead of Better Off Ted, in a much worse suit.
    • The villain in "Friendly Fire" is Danny "Machete" Trejo, found in every film that features at least one scary Mexican.
    • The episode which features a Russian kidnapping ring guest stars a certain Russian general
      • Or Blackbeard La Cutte, one of the men that killed Brisco County Sr. depending on your viewing habits.
    • Speaking of Brisco County, Big Smith is a killer tricked into believing his art dealer partner is double-crossing him.
    • Tony Almeida is the villain of the week in "Good Intentions".
    • In the season 3 finale, Simon is Cromartie/John Henry. Or Roman if you're a Life fan. Or Jack Mc Call/Francis Wolcott if you prefer Deadwood.
    • Larry is played by Tim Matheson, who's also directed a few episodes, though he may be more recognizable as Vice President John Hoynes.
    • Detective "Dutch" Wagenbach guest stars in numerous episodes as villain arms dealer Tyler Brennen.
    • Michael convinces a Libyan operative to hassle Cowan for him. The third time they meet, the Libyan is behind the wheel of a car with Michael in the back. Who's the Libyan? It's Ranjit!
    • Season 4 kicks off with the introduction of Gregory Hart, who turns out to be Darkseid himself. About a minute later, he's shredded to pieces by a Predator UAV.
    • Harry Crane needed help after getting in trouble with a biker gang.
    • Lechero has apparently gotten out of Sona and become Michael's "new best friend" Vaughn.
      • Or, if you prefer; Major Howard 'Bunny' Colvin went into spy work after his epic burnout trying to "fix" Baltimore.
      • Lechero would have recognized Whistler from Sona now going by the name Gilroy and his accent changing from Australian to an over the top British accent.
    • Amita has undergone a serious personality reboot and become an evil spy.
    • Jordan Todd was Bradford Meade's assistant and "Mr. Slippery", international thief.
    • Burt Reynolds in 4x07 as retired spy Paul Anderson.
    • The T-1000 is Merchant of Death John Barrett, which is really awesome casting.
    • Edwin Poole is head of the Department of Irrigation something-or-other.
    • Bruce Campbell, of course, as Sam.
    • A somewhat uncanny one, Lucy Lawless played a damsel in severe distress in the first season. Unfortunately, since she is Lucy Lawless, her revelation that she was only playing the role of the damsel comes as rather no surprise at all. Then, after a rather forced moment of romantic tension which lacks any depth because of the very, very short time she's appeared, she offs herself by deliberately falling backwards off a roof.
    • In what the creators called (on the commentary for the episode) his highest per-minute salaried appearance ever, Richard Schiff plays a representative of Michael's enemies in the first season finale. In which he shows up, gives Michael the "Worse is yet to come" speech, and promptly gets shot dead by the higher ups in "Management."
    • A somewhat obscure but still cool one, Carth Onasi/Kaiden Alenko, also known as Raphael Sbarge, played the A plot villain in season 4 episode 16, "Dead or Alive."
    • Erik King (Sgt. Doakes) gets stabbed in the neck with a syringe by Michael.

Apr 4th 2011 at 8:46:48 AM •••

What Do You Mean, It's Not Symbolic? - Carla, meet Karla.

Seems more like a Shout-Out. But i don't know which it is, because unlike the writer of the line seems to think, not everyone knows who Karla is in le Carrés books.

Dec 12th 2010 at 7:41:04 PM •••

It seems there's an ever-multiplying series of JustifyingEdits involving Word of God. They're cute anecdotes, but is there any other place we could put them other than on the main trope page? The Trivia page, possibly?

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Dec 27th 2010 at 12:22:28 PM •••

Matt Nix does mini-commentaries for each episode, where he often remarks on the tropes they are using and why they are using them. So long as the "blurb" is relevant and not actual "Justifying Edits" there isn't any real problem with listing them.

Dec 7th 2010 at 10:53:02 PM •••

Should we have a character page, at least for Michael, Sam, Fi, Maddie, Jesse, and Larry?

There seem to be a lot of tropes that apply to those six.

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Dec 8th 2010 at 6:55:59 AM •••

If you want to start it, go right ahead.

Jun 10th 2010 at 6:15:38 PM •••

The but not too white trope for Gabrielle Anwar seems a little off, or maybe I just don't like this trope in general. I mean she's part Persian, and English not Irish. I am sure there are a few Iranian immigrants in Ireland too. There are also the Rominchels. Gypsies who have lived in Britian and Ireland for centuries, they look very white for gypsies but tend to have big noses and be slightly tanner than the average English or Irish. There are also the "black Irish" they are descendents of survivors of the Spanish Armada that was sunk by the English, they tend to have darker hair and a slight tan. I assume they picked her cuz they thought she was a good actor and were right. Not because she was white but not too white. Perhaps they should have picked a real Irish person that would be a legitimate critique. I wish she had more of an accent. I don't buy she had one in episode one and magically unlearned it by episode 2. I think she just didn't want to spend the next few years of her life faking an Irish accent after no doubt overcoming an English one lol. I am not sure that pale white women are an oppressed or under-represented group so maybe thats part of my objection too.

Apr 16th 2010 at 12:38:23 PM •••

Anyone else notice that the title looks like "Bum Notice" on a Tivo?

Mar 22nd 2010 at 12:07:46 AM •••

I know there has been a lot of switching of the page pictures around the wiki, but here I feel that it looks better on the left. The reason is that when the picture is on the right it kind of interrupts the text, there isn't a clean ending line on the right side and having the picture mix with that just doesn't look all that good.

Mar 5th 2010 at 8:16:53 PM •••

In re the Wham Episode entry, where nobody knows if Season 4 will bring permanent changes:

This troper thinks it won't. After all, given that Word of God is that episodes have to be filmed in Miami due to the way the production company is set up, Failure Is the Only Option.

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Mar 6th 2010 at 9:14:30 AM •••

Oh, I would bet money that you're right. The show has made it abundantly clear that it operates by a very strict formula. Individual details vary, but every season, in fact, every episode, features Michael doing favors for/attempting to discern the identities and/or motives of some boss figure while he supports himself by saving poor schlubs.

He'll spend the first half of the fourth season working for Management while trying to figure out what Frasier's dad is trying to do. And, as always, the crucial goings-on will happen in Miami.

Mar 11th 2010 at 7:37:06 PM •••

There's a good chance of him "leaving" Miami at the show's conclusion, I think, though for reasons mentioned above it would probably still be filmed there. Personally I hope it's a good long while before that happens

Aug 26th 2011 at 2:27:24 PM •••

What's with Michael's goofy new hair? It's a cheap wig, right?

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