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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })A cult British Detective Drama about the eponymous Jonathan Creek (Alan Davies), a celebrity magician's trick-designer with a keen eye for detail and lateral thinking who helps solve seemingly impossible crimes, often a Locked Room Mystery. He works together with Intrepid Reporter Maddy Magellan (Caroline Quentin) — and later, with Carla Burrego (Julia Sawalha) in season 4 and with Joey Ross (Sheridan Smith) in the some recent specials. After a significant hiatus and Character Development, this role has in turn been transferred to Jonathan's new wife Polly (Sarah Alexander). The series is written by David Renwick, otherwise known for One Foot in the Grave. The two shows share his trademark intricate plotting and black sense of humour.Jonathan has a thing or two in common with Sherlock Holmes, in that he's a bit of a social dolt and obsessed with his job, and feels most comfortable just quietly working on his gadgets. However, unlike Holmes, he's neither very crass nor particularly brilliant (just regular clever and Good with Numbers). Love Interest Maddy subverts a number of tropes as well: she's not part of The Beautiful Elite, and the tension between her and Jonathan just quietly builds up without too much drama. Both are simply rather ordinary people with a keen eye for detail, caught up in extraordinary events.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })The show's chief theme was the same one expressed by Sherlock Holmes in his aphorism "once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth". Jonathan would explain that most people are much more willing to consider something "impossible" or invent a supernatural explanation, than allow themselves to believe that a man would put himself to the trouble of arranging a complex set of events to make it look that way. Jonathan takes this one step further by pointing out that most people are eager to believe extraordinary phenomena simply because the solutions are mind-numbingly banal: "People beg me to explain, but it’s the last thing you want to hear. Because I’m disproving a miracle."Jonathan's employer, Adam Klaus, became a regularly appearing character from the second season, usually in a comic-relief subplot rather than getting involved in the mystery-solving. (Although a skilled magician, Adam is also a great big jerk.)Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })Seasons 1-3 aired between 1997 and 2000. A Christmas special aired in 2001, introducing TV presenter Carla Burrego as Maddy's replacement and was followed by a full fourth season in 2003-04. A few feature-length specials (featuring third female sidekick, Joey Ross) followed; one at New Year 2009, one at Easter 2010, and one at Easter 2013. Prior to the airing of the 2013 special, it was announced that a new miniseries (consisting of three 60-minute episodes) had been commissioned for 2014, the show's first full run in a decade; this was followed by a Christmas special in 2016, considered an early 20th anniversary special.
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I Was Quite a Looker
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I Was Quite a Looker: The old (dead) homeless lady in "Mother Redcap" was once a fairly literal femme fatal.
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Abnormal Ammo
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Abnormal Ammo: In "The Letters of Septimus Noone", Ridley proposes a solution to the crime that involves the victim being shot with a crossbow bolt made of frozen blood. He's wrong, especially as his theory also involves the victim lying on the floor doing stretching exercises in her underwear when she was shot in order to explain the angle of the wound.
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Inspector Lestrade
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Inspector Lestrade: Rarely played straight. Some variations on the Lestrade used in the show include... Gideon Pryke from "Black Canary" and "The Curse of the Savant's Thumb", who is a genuinely brilliant detective in his own right, just not quite as good as Jonathan. Inspector Ted Parnevik in "The Coonskin Cap", who seems like a pretty straightforward Lestrade except he turns out to be behind one of the murders he's investigating. Ridley in "The Letters of Septimus Noone", who is the particularly hilarious combination of a Lestrade who thinks he's a Holmes, coupled to being a Teen Genius.
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Bullet Dancing
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Bullet Dancing: Mr Ipswich does this to the two burglars who break into his house at the end of "The Sinner and the Sandman"; pulling a pistol out of his stuffed rabbit. The burglars think it is a prop till he starts shooting at their feet.
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Ripped from the Headlines
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Ripped from the Headlines: In series 4, Adam Klaus does several copycat tricks inspired by those of Derren Brown and David Blaine (the originals are mentioned, so this is an in-universe example of Follow the Leader).
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Genre Savvy
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Genre Savvy: See Broken Pedestal above, Jonathan knows exactly how meeting one of his icons in the flesh is going to destroy his image of him. It's played for laughs, though, since the shocking fact that disillusions Jonathan is that the icon in question happens to enjoy watching The Waltons.
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Unreliable Narrator
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Unreliable Narrator: When the crime is shown being committed in flashback during The Summation, this is often just Jonathan's hypothesis rather than what actually happened - sometimes because all the witnesses are dead, or because the suspect doesn't confirm it until after he's spoken. This rarely comes up, however - the best example is in the pilot "The Wrestler's Tomb", where we see the main suspect pulling off the impossible alibi that would let her commit the crime as Jonathan explains how it could happen - but at the end we find out she wasn't the killer, so she never did the acts shown in the earlier reconstruction scene. Heck, Jonathan even admits immediately after the aforementioned summation that while it's a working theory it hinges on too many random things going right to be plausible.
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Always Someone Better
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Always Someone Better: Rik Mayall's character in "Black Canary" is The Ace, exactly as clever as Jonathan, and extremely Genre Savvy. In a very sweet twist on the trope, though, the two instantly get along well and they happily work together on the case.
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Poor Communication Kills
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Poor Communication Kills: That damn harvest fly in "The Seer of the Sands". And there's also a difference between "East Barn" and "EA St Barn.".
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The Vicar
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The Vicar: "Daemons' Roost" gave us Warwick Davis putting in a particularly hilarious turn as one.
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Cruel and Unusual Death
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Cruel and Unusual Death: "Black Canary" involves a magic trick featuring a table saw that... doesn't stop cutting when it's supposed to.
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Deal with the Devil
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Deal with the Devil: "The Curious Tale of Mr Spearfish" revolves around a man who thinks he's made one of these.
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Framing the Guilty Party
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Framing the Guilty Party: In "The Judas Tree" it turns out that the murder was faked. Years before, two young women had killed a young man to steal his car and got away with it. Now, the victim's brother and his wife have killed one of the murderers (but made it look like the wife was killed) and framed the other for the crime.
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Incest Is Relative
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Incest Is Relative: "Gorgon's Wood" involves a woman sweet-talking her uncle into letting her museum host a priceless statuette. It gets even more icky when it's realized that she went so far as to hire a prostitute to pretend to be her.
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Failed a Spot Check
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Failed a Spot Check: Bronson Peterson somehow fails to recognise Carla as the "nurse" who spent several minutes in his trailer slathering his mostly-naked body with cold cream - which is the kind of thing you think would stick in your memory.
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Fake American
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Fake American: In-Universe one, with Adam Klaus. In one episode Adam Klaus's (much) older half sister appeared, and she had a strong Scottish accent. No one comments on it.
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Black Comedy
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An in-universe example; in one episode, Adam is forced into a date-from-hell with an uncouth woman who won (second prize in) a raffle to date him. It's comedically embarrassing, and Jonathan gets plenty of amusement from it. The next morning, Adam shows up to the theatre shell-shocked, and recounts the rest of the evening; it initially continues in the same humourously embarrassing vein as before, but much to Jonathan's shock swerves wildly into Black Comedy territory when Adam reveals that she ended up choking to death on her own vomit.
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Chekhov's Gag
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Chekhov's Gag: In "Miracle in Crooked Lane", Vincent mentions that he was married for years and then his wife ran off with a guy who makes balloon animals at kid's parties. It initially sounds like a throwaway gag, but it later turns out that Vincent killed the guy and the episode's mystery was accidentally caused by his attempt to establish an alibi.
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Chekhov's Gun
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Chekhov's Gun: Many of them. A noteworthy one is Carla's anklet in "Satan's Chimney."
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Identical-Looking Asians
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Identical-Looking Asians: Played for laughs in "Mother Redcap" in which a police detective passes around several photographs of potential assassins from an Asian crime family — the joke is that they're all the same actor in different clothes. It's inverted later in the episode when the murder victim's wife is brought to the station to look over some possible suspects. She confidentally identifies one who was prowling around in her back garden, although again — they're all the same actor.
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Funny Background Event
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Funny Background Event: Twice. In "No Trace of Tracy", Maddy interviews a man in a sound-proof room whilst his colleagues have a brawl in the two-way mirror behind them, and in "Time Waits for Norman", Maddy holds a conversation with a man outside his house whilst Jonathan snoops around for clues and gets attacked by a vicious Jack Russell. A dismayed Maddy sees all this through the bay windows. To add insult to injury, it turns out that it was not even the man's house — he was just doing some yardwork for an old lady who lived there, so there WERE no clues to be found in the first place. What makes it even funnier is that the man then walks to into a different house.
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Elephant in the Living Room
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Elephant in the Living Room: The really big Black Canary statue next to the stairwell, in "Black Canary", is never mentioned by anyone and has no connection whatsoever to the murder.
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Spiritual Successor
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Spiritual Successor: A mild case, but the show's format - oddball, super-smart male hero investigates weird, supernatural mysteries with a rotating cast of female sidekicks to whom he has to explain everything and who occasionally need rescuing - shares many similarities with Doctor Who, enough that Alan Davies has frequently been touted to play the Doctor since the latter show came back. It was even produced by Doctor Who founding producer Verity Lambert! Ironically, series writer David Renwick was approached by Steven Moffat several times to write for New Who, but turned him down, because apparently he hates the show.
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HypocriticalHumour
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Hypocritical Humour: Meta example—Alistair McGowan appeared in the pilot episode, but later repeatedly mocked the show's complicated plots on his own show The Big Impression. One sketch has McGowan, as Creek, trying to give The Summation by coming up with increasingly far-fetched solutions implicating each unlikely suspect in turn, while ignoring a man in the corner carrying an axe, covered in blood and grinning.
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Recurring Element
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Recurring Element: The series has a penchant for twinkly-eyed, blustery old women (usually witnessing murders) as well as creepy, craggy-faced old men (perpetrating them).
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Chained Heat
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Chained Heat: A set-up for a humorous sequence rather than the main plot in "The Seer of the Sands". An overturned can of glue drips down on Jonathan and Carla while they are eavesdropping, resulting in their heads getting glued together. Results in a Low-Speed Chase as they try to run after a slow moving gypsy caravan in this condition
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Strange Minds Think Alike
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Strange Minds Think Alike: In "Daemon's Roost", Jonathan makes a scarecrow of Alfred Hitchcock for a village competition. Everyone else who sees it assumes it is Phill Jupitus, despite it not looking anything like Phill Jupitus.
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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: A sad variation. An old woman is having precognitive dreams, including one involving the initials R.P. and a creature with wings. The next day, a woman is killed in a car accident (the registration number was R.P. and she drove a Jaguar (a car has wings). However, the dream the woman had was about a harpy (the Greek monster) and was not precognitive at all. But because she had been going around telling everyone about them, the woman - whose name was Rebecca Philips and who was about to go on a business trip despite a terrible fear of flying - thought that it was a warning about her imminent plane trip. She was so worried and distracted that she got into a car accident on the way to the airport.
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Attention Whore
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Attention Whore: Adam. He is willing to be buried alive, stand a public trial for sexual assault, literally be crucified, and then live in a pigsty with pigs, to get publicity.
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Best Served Cold
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Best Served Cold: The central plot behind "The Judas Tree".
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Mugged for Disguise
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Mugged for Disguise: In "The Three Gamblers", Maddie finds a dead body in its underwear stuffed in a wardrobe and realises that the this is the constable who was supposed to be guarding the house, and that the policeman with her is the killer, having murdered him and stolen his uniform. In "The Curse of the Bronze Lamp", the kidnappers (posing as security guards) knock out a pair of DJs who run a mobile disco, steal their clothes and van, and use it it gain access to their victim's home.
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Lethal Chef
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Lethal Chef: Maddy. Almost literally - Jonathan is appalled to find that she's got a canister of petrol in her kitchen at the same time the gas stove is on. On fire, specifically. The meal turned out alright, funnily enough. Played with in case of Jonathan. At the end of "Mother Redcap", he makes Caesar Salad for Maddie who then loudly decries it as the worst thing she's ever tasted. However, as they are leaving to eat out, she slips back and eats another bite, proving that the meal was actually good and she was just messing with Jonathan so he wouldn't feel so superior all the time.
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Sherlock Scan
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Sherlock Scan: Rarely played straight - Jonathan tends to look and then only really see the key point later on in a Eureka Moment. Parodied with Ridley in "The Letters of Septimus Noone", who does a textbook Sherlock Scan and draws Entertainingly Wrong conclusions from it.
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Quote Mine
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Quote Mine: Sinister example in "Satan's Chimney", using an edited recording.
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Everything's Better with Monkeys
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Everything's Better with Monkeys: "The House of Monkeys".
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What Have We Ear?
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What Have We Ear?: Jonathan and Adam do this on a few occasions (but Jonathan draws the line when Adam asks him to design a trick that allows him to pull a postage stamp from under the Queen's tongue).
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Ambiguous Gender
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Ambiguous Gender: Gideon Pryke's deputy Sgt Richie in "Black Canary"; in an episode-long Running Gag, Jonathan and Maddy disagree on his/her gender and have a £10 bet - just before the resolution, they spot him/her heading for the end of a corridor with male toilets and one side and female on the other, but Pryke closes the door before they can see. Amusingly at the end they've managed to switch positions and each try to pay the other - neither they nor the viewers find out which it was. The character was played by a man.
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Saying Too Much
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Saying Too Much: In the episode "Murder at Gallows Gate" Maddy is at the house of the woman whose flatmate was murdered. During their conversation, the woman offhandedly mentions that Maddy had recently experienced a burglary, along the lines of: "I moved out here to get away from crime. You know how bad burglary gets in London; you've just been on the receiving end of one." It's not until much later that Maddy realizes she never actually mentioned this burglary to the woman, and the only way she could have possibly known about it was if she was at the crime scene in the seconds after the murder, when Maddy and Jonathan were investigating and Maddy is griping about how her burglar didn't just give up when he found her place locked up.
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Jerk with a Heart of Gold
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Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Maddy can be petty and immature but she also works to clear the name of wrongly accused people for little money.
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Characterization Marches On
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Characterization Marches On: In his first appearance (when played by Anthony Head), in addition to his hedonistic woman-chasing Adam Klaus is suggested to be scheming, manipulative and slightly malicious towards Jonathan. In subsequent appearances when played by Stuart Milligan, while still an egotistical and hedonistic jerk, Klaus had generally become a bit more of an amiable dimwit.
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Butt-Monkey
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Butt-Monkey: Adam may be a jerk but he also suffers a lot of humiliations throughout the series. Pretty much anything he does wrong is guaranteed to backfire. Even when he isn't doing something wrong, the universe still seems to punish him just for being smarmy.
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Scully Syndrome
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Scully Syndrome: Discussed and inverted in the first episode: Jonathan points out that his entire career designing tricks hinges on the fact that people, when confronted with a seemingly impossible series of events, would rather accept that it occurred "by magic" rather than believe that someone actually would undertake a preposterously convoluted, intricate and lengthy series of events in order to make it look like it happened by magic. Furthermore, when faced with the inevitably quite mundane and prosaic ways in which a magic trick is performed, the result is inevitably disappointment, so why tell anyone?
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I Never Said It Was Poison
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I Never Said It Was Poison: Played with in "Satan's Chimney"; Carla comes on stage with a phone in her hands to tell Alan Kalanak "It's Vivian" (referring to Kalanak's ex-wife, Vivian Brodie, the ep's murder victim). As Jonathan later notes, anyone else in that scenario would assume Carla meant that it was Vivian on the phone, but Alan immediately asks what happened to Vivian, planting the first seeds in Jonathan's mind that Kalanak was responsible for her murder.
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Black Comedy Rape
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Black Comedy Rape: In a deleted scene in "The Grinning Man", Joey's actress friend Mina gives her tickets to her new play and warns her that there's a graphic rape scene. Cut to Mina getting taken from behind by a man in a papier-mâché bull's head making loud mooing noises.
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Honey Trap
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Honey Trap: Gillian Bailey in "Gorgon's Wood".
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Blasting It Out of Their Hands
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Blasting It Out of Their Hands: A non-gun example of this occurs in "The Three Gamblers"; Jonathan uses a card trick he's been learning to throw a playing card with such force that it forces a criminal to drop a gun when the criminal was threatening Maddie (although Jonathan admits that he was actually "aiming for his balls".
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Clueless Mystery
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Clueless Mystery: Not used often, but at least once or twice. In one episode, which looked like a Locked Room Mystery, the victim was apparently stabbed in the back with a sword but the actual murder weapon was a drug which made him hallucinate violently and lose his balance while trying to climb a bookcase and fall on his own sword. While there were clues to what the murder weapon was, the murderer was not well-known to any characters and never appeared on camera..
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Screw the Money, I Have Rules!
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Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: Jonathan in "The Scented Room", when Asshole Victim Le Fley (a critic who had written scathing reviews of Jonathan's magic shows in the past) offers a huge financial reward for finding his missing painting. Which he is then forced into anyway, by way of victim's wife applying Screw the Rules, I Have Connections! to threaten to shut down a major performance by Adam Klaus.
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Magician Detective
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Magician Detective: Jonathan's a magician's assistant technically, but he has far more knowledge of the material even than the magician itself, so he definitely counts.
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All Drummers Are Animals
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All Drummers Are Animals: The band Edwin Drood had Marty Crowe who got the band thrown out of Zaire by riding a wildebeest into the presidents' jacuzzi and was known for his stunt of urinating on the audience.
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Disproportionate Retribution
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Disproportionate Retribution: In "Murder at Gallows Gate". On realizing that his Love Interest is sleeping with one of his friends, Duncan Proctor fakes his own suicide in order to punish her. Even Jonathan calls it "a sick joke."
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Unresolved Sexual Tension
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Unresolved Sexual Tension: Like any good male/female detective team, Maddy and Jonathan have this in spades. Lampshaded in the first episode, when Jonathan point-blank asks Maddy if she's trying to bed him. Plenty of UST with Carla as well, with the added twist that between their first and second meetings, she's got married. It's significant enough that Carla's husband outright asks them to play it up to boost viewer ratings for his show. Hinted at toward the end of Jonathan and Joey's first special together, when their respective romantic interests end up with each other at the end. Other than that, Joey and Jonathan operate more Like Brother and Sister. By the time they meet again for The Case of the Savant's Thumb Jonathan is married.
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Loving a Shadow
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Loving a Shadow: Played rather poignantly in "Ghosts Forge". Initially Robin Priest seems like a jerk for cheating on his wife with the vile Mimi Tranter. By the end of the episode it turns out that Shirley is not only not his wife but that he was only attracted to Mimi because of her resemblance to his real (long dead and much mourned) wife. Though the show never explicitly spells it out, the portraits displayed throughout Ghosts Forge explain why he was so instantly drawn to her, even though he probably didn't understand the attraction himself.
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Always Murder
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Always Murder: Murder is involved in most of the stories. The exceptions are "The Seer of the Sands" and "Time Waits for Norman" which involve unravelling an elaborate con, "No Trace of Tracy" and "The Curse of the Bronze Lamp", kidnappings where the victims are eventually rescued, uninjured, "The Curious Tale of Mr Spearfish", which explains a Deal with the Devil, "The Omega Man", a fake alien hoax, "The Scented Room", a stolen painting, "The Clue of the Savant's Thumb" an accidental death that gets covered up, "The Letters of Septimus Noone" attempted murder covered up by the *victim*, who later recovers. Other episodes can contain a murder, but as a sub-plot that isn't part of the main mystery "Miracle on Crooked Lane", whilst others have suicide or euthanasia as the solution. Notably series 5 has no murders at all.
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Rear Window Witness
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Rear Window Witness: In "The Problem at Gallows Gate", Adam's sister Kitty witnesses a murder through a pair of high-powered binoculars during a badger watch.
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Ashes to Crashes
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Ashes to Crashes: A woman spilling her mother's ashes, and the ashes then vanishing while she is out of the room, forms a minor mystery in "The Letters of Septimus Noone". The woman is convinced that her mother's remains have been called to Heaven. Jonathan finds a more prosaic solution.
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AlternateCharacterInterpretation
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Alternate Character Interpretation: Invoked and discussed as part of the Eureka Moment for "The Coonskin Cap", which is partly triggered when Jonathan sees a reproduction of Edvard Munch's The Scream. When explaining himself to Carla, he tells her that sometimes you have to look at the facts you're given from a different perspective in order to solve the crime; as an example, Jonathan points out that while the most common interpretation of the painting is that it depicts someone screaming in horror, some art experts argue that it in fact depicts someone hearing a terrible scream and reacting in horror.
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Bedtime Brainwashing
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Bedtime Brainwashing: The solution to "The Eyes of Tiresias" hinges on this, with an old woman hearing details of a planned murder that had been recorded on to a CD that played while she slept, causing her to have what she believed was a prophetic dream about the coming murder.
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Genius Ditz
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Genius Ditz: Joey Ross has the same level of lateral thinking skills as Jonathan, but without any technical knowledge whatsoever.
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The Un-Reveal
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The Unreveal: Jonathan tells Maddy who he thinks Alice Spearfish's real father is - on a piece of paper that we don't see.
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Man on Fire
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Man on Fire: In "Daemon's Roost", the murderous Patrick Tyree meets his end when he is soaked in flammable oil by a centuries old deathtrap, and then ignited by Jonathan and Polly.
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Intrepid Reporter
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Intrepid Reporter: Both Maddy and Carla will go to considerable lengths to land a story.
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CompletelyMissingThePoint
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Completely Missing the Point: When Carla freaks out over the fact that her husband was once married to a man, all he does is casually chide her about the fact that she's being "a bit homophobic."
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Big Eater
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Big Eater: Maddy.
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Spanner in the Works
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Spanner in the Works: Andre Masson's plan to commit suicide and frame the business associate who's banging his wife for murder would have gone perfectly, were it not for one factor he couldn't possibly have accounted for - the associate's flat being burgled and the crucial piece of planted evidence being stolen.
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The Power of Acting
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The Power of Acting: Carla reminds Jonathan in "Satan's Chimney" that all the suspects are trained actors who will naturally be able to put up a convincing show of grief for the murder victim. She's absolutely right, but not for the reasons she thinks she is.
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Bavarian Fire Drill
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Bavarian Fire Drill: Maddy, being an investigative journalist, is pretty good at throwing these.
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Animal Wrongs Group
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Animal Wrongs Group: "Elliot Strange and The House of Monkeys"
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British Brevity
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British Brevity: A very notable example, because Renwick needs a lot of time to formulate each locked room mystery.
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Axe Before Entering
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Axe Before Entering: In "Satan's Chimney", an axe is used to break down the door (during movie shooting) to reveal a Locked Room Mystery: the actress has been shot dead in an empty, locked with with the window closed and no hole in the glass. The axe was part of the murder. The killer used a gun hidden in the handle of the axe to shoot her as he smashed in the door.
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Gilligan Cut
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Gilligan Cut: At the end of "The Seer of the Sands", after Jonathan has summarised a series of events that has led to Adam's small bodyguard being eaten by a snake, Carla muses that, being a charismatic media professional, Adam should be able to talk his way out of the situation without any real trouble. Cut to a brief shot of Adam in the middle of a literal riot outside the courthouse being attacked by little people and animal rights activists. In "The Clue of the Savant's Thumb", we get a woman who's about to return to her partner from a long research trip, to which it's commented: "Sixteen weeks on his own? The poor man will be pining for you desperately." Cut to "the poor man" having riotous sex in a barn with another woman. In another episode, Jonathan and Adam are attending an event and are introduced to a frail old man in a wheelchair whose carer explains to them, "He's been dying to show you his magic trick." Cut to a man attempting a Houdini style escape whilst strung upside down in a body-bag over burning coals.
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All Musicals Are Adaptations
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All Musicals Are Adaptations: "The Letters of Septiumus Noone" is set around an operatic adaptation of The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux, which Locked Room Mystery fan Jonathan thinks is a travesty.
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Death by Looking Up
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Death by Looking Up: In "The Clue of the Savant's Thumb", the killer attempts to topple a stone angel off the roof on to Fariba. She looks up and sees it coming. Her adoptive mother knocks her out of the way and is instead killed by the statue.
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What Do You Mean Its Not Didactic
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What Do You Mean Its Not Didactic — invoked In "Angel Hair", Jonathan works out the core mystery pretty quickly but keeps schtum about it while he tries to work out the details. To help Carla along, he writes two proverbs on a piece of paper and she spends half the episode trying to find any hidden meaning in it. After spending hours agonising over it, her husband leans over and casually notes that it's the first two lines to Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind", in the wrong order.
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Mummies at the Dinner Table
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Mummies at the Dinner Table: In the episode "The Seer of the Sands".
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FanService
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Fanservice: Jonathan gets naked a lot. He also has a fair number of snogging scenes.
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Everyone Looks Sexier If French
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Everyone Looks Sexier If French: Francesca in "The Wrestler's Tomb." The actress was actually Dutch but they made her character French because they didn't think Dutch was sexy enough.
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Driven to Suicide
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Driven to Suicide: Played with in "Murder at Gallows Gate". Not only do we have Duncan Proctor (who faked his own suicide), but also Felicity Veil, who attempts suicide, only to be prevented by a friend, only to then be murdered by her flatmate.
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Punny Name
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Also Punny Name. When they first met:
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Clueless Chick Magnet
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Clueless Chick Magnet: Jonathan, to a tee. Maddy, Carla and several other gorgeous women throughout the series take a shine to him, but either he's oblivious to their advances or he somehow manages to ruin it for himself.
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Christmas Episode
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Christmas Episode: All movie-length, two of which were also introductory episodes to Jonathan's new sidekicks.
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Gaslighting
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Gaslighting: In "The Judas Tree". Jonathan also refers to the Trope Namer during the episode.
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Idiot Ball
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Idiot Ball: On more than one occasion held first by Jonathan (who thinks he has figured out how a lethal booby trap was sprung and rushes off to test his theory, only telling his companion "don't move!" but not telling them why they shouldn't move) and then passed straight to his companion (who promptly starts wandering around and puts themselves directly in mortal danger).
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Covers Always Lie
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Covers Always Lie: This trope was parodied with the poster for a play from a local theatre. Technically it didn't lie, just used some misleading formatting. The names of the stars were set out as follows: Steve Martin Harrison Ford It turned out you were supposed to read the names up-to-down, meaning it starred Steve Harrison and Martin Ford.
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Once More, with Clarity!
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Once More, with Clarity!: The show enjoys doing this as part of The Summation. For example, in "The Coonskin Cap" we see a scene which appears to be setting up a Ret Irony / Fatal Family Photo type moment by having a policeman proposing to his female colleague before she ends up being the villain's next murder victim. However at the end we see the scene again in flashback and it continues, showing the engagement ring-looking box actually contained a necklace he used to plant a false clue that she was killed by the villain when he did it himself, and that their relationship was less close than it seemed in the first scene.
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The Watson
 Jonathan Creek / int_737a65f4
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The Watson: Maddy, Carla, Joey.
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 Jonathan Creek / int_7491142c
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Thermometer Gag
 Jonathan Creek / int_7491142c
comment
Thermometer Gag: In "The Problem at Gallows Gate (Part 1)", Adam's girlfriend is feeling sick and Adam's sister Kitty—who is a nurse—decides she is going to look after her; over Adam's objections. One of her first actions is to take her temperature:
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 Jonathan Creek / int_754df088
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Put on a Bus
 Jonathan Creek / int_754df088
comment
Put on a Bus: Maddy moves to the US for a while. Jonathan keeps in touch, and she helps him solve a case at one point via email.
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 Jonathan Creek / int_78540917
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Like Brother and Sister
 Jonathan Creek / int_78540917
comment
Hinted at toward the end of Jonathan and Joey's first special together, when their respective romantic interests end up with each other at the end. Other than that, Joey and Jonathan operate more Like Brother and Sister. By the time they meet again for The Case of the Savant's Thumb Jonathan is married.
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 Jonathan Creek / int_7b6e47a5
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Armor-Piercing Question
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Amusingly enough, the series opened with something of a subversion in its first episode "The Wrestler's Tomb" where an elaborate series of events involving fake legs, a smoking machine and a walkie-talkie is proposed to explain how a suspect in a murder could've escaped a locked room, but Jonathan shoots it down with a single Armor-Piercing Question "Why?".
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 Jonathan Creek / int_7e5b0184
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Time-Delayed Death
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comment
Time-Delayed Death In "The Reconstituted Corpse" this trope was responsible for a dead woman ending up in a wardrobe: A pipe from some construction work fell on her head. And in "The Letters of Septimus Noone", this how an actress is seemingly stabbed in a locked dressing room just minutes after a witness had seen her apparently hale and hearty.
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Off with His Head!
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comment
Off with His Head!: A sabotaged chainsaw leads to a decapitation in "The Clue of the Savant's Thumb". This leads to an elaborate cover-up in which a body seems to vanish from a locked room.
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Tsundere
 Jonathan Creek / int_7ef728b1
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Tsundere: Maddy and Carla. Carla's deredere side is vestigial.
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 Jonathan Creek / int_7fe66c69
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Hand of Death
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Hand of Death: How the killer is portrayed in "The Clue of Savant's Thumb": first stalking Joey and later toppling a statue off the roof.
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 Jonathan Creek / int_7febc23b
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Establishing Character Moment
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comment
Establishing Character Moment: Jonathan is first seen in a grocery store, mentally tallying up the numbers that appear on the checkout computer screen and then politely but firmly insisting that the total sum is wrong. One manager with a calculator later, the checkout is closed thanks to the faulty equipment. What further establishes his character (slightly weird but sharply observant and essentially decent and good-hearted) is that it's the shopping of the woman in front of him that he's figuring out is charged wrong, not his own—and that the woman is nonetheless weirded out by the fact that he's buying a doll and some knives (in order to make a scale model for a planned magic trick). Adam Klaus is first seen making a heartfelt and sincere thank you to an audience, calling them the best crowd he's ever performed for. The next camera shot reveals that it's an empty theatre, and he's just rehearsing, thus instantly demonstrating what a smarmy, insincere phony he is.
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Reverse Whodunnit
 Jonathan Creek / int_8015df5d
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Reverse Whodunnit: The main plot of "The Letters of Septimus Noone", unusually, where the audience sees how an impossible (near-)murder was committed before Jonathan figures it out.
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Ignorant of Their Own Ignorance
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comment
Ignorant of Their Own Ignorance: Essentially the reason the killer was exposed in "Jack in the Box"; Alan Roaksmith was the only person with a motive to kill Jack Halliday who wouldn't have known about Jack's arthritis, foiling his attempt to stage Jack's death as a suicide as it would have been impossible for Jack's arthritic fingers to pull a trigger.
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 Jonathan Creek / int_81bdc398
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He's Back
 Jonathan Creek / int_81bdc398
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He's Back: About half an hour into "The Case of the Savant's Thumb", advertising exec Jonathan Creek finally gets interested enough in the case to go to the wardrobe, shove the nice suits out of the way, and pull out his trademark duffel coat.
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Embarrassing First Name
 Jonathan Creek / int_829b958e
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Embarrassing First Name: "Adam" Klaus, called "Chester" by his sister.
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 Jonathan Creek / int_83446991
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UST
 Jonathan Creek / int_83446991
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Plenty of UST with Carla as well, with the added twist that between their first and second meetings, she's got married. It's significant enough that Carla's husband outright asks them to play it up to boost viewer ratings for his show.
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 Jonathan Creek / int_838366f2
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Failure Knight
 Jonathan Creek / int_838366f2
comment
Failure Knight: Maddy, to a certain extent. Her particular niche of crime writing - bungled police investigations - is implied to have been inspired by her mother's suicide shortly after being brought up on a (possibly) false shoplifting charge.
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 Jonathan Creek / int_859bbabc
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The Cassandra
 Jonathan Creek / int_859bbabc
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The Cassandra: Jack Holiday's wife, who insists that a recently released prisoner was responsible for her husband's death, despite all evidence to the contrary.
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 Jonathan Creek / int_863fa679
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What Happened to the Mouse?
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comment
What Happened to the Mouse?: In the episode "The Tailor's Dummy" there is an entire subplot about Kenny helping the Mafia kidnap attractive women. Jonathan demands that Kenny get them out of trouble, or he'll go to the police, but he and Carla are imprisoned in one of the theatre's props by the men before this can happen. Kenny is last seen being dragged away by the Mafia, and neither he nor the women are ever mentioned again. A few episodes in the second series show that Adam has a pet Bengal tiger. It disappears completely after series 2. In "The Curse Of the Bronze Lamp", the kidnappers gain access to their victim by knocking out the DJs at her party and taking their place. The real DJs are never mentioned again.
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 Jonathan Creek / int_868409c
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Broken Pedestal
 Jonathan Creek / int_868409c
comment
Broken Pedestal: Jonathan lampshades this when he finds he's about to meet his hero, hardcore prog-rock icon Roy Pilgrim: Sure enough, a minor case ensues; Jonathan is struck dumb with mild disillusionment when he learns that Pilgrim is a devoted viewer of The Waltons.
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 Jonathan Creek / int_8928fe5f
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Dead Man's Chest
 Jonathan Creek / int_8928fe5f
comment
In "The Three Gamblers", Maddie finds a dead body in its underwear stuffed in a wardrobe and realises that the this is the constable who was supposed to be guarding the house, and that the policeman with her is the killer, having murdered him and stolen his uniform.
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 Jonathan Creek / int_8bbf64f
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Unsuspectingly Soused
 Jonathan Creek / int_8bbf64f
comment
Unsuspectingly Soused: In "Daemon's Roost", Polly takes The Vicar's advice to suck on a mouthful of ice cubes to cure her nausea. What she didn't know was that the owner of the house had taken to filling the ice cube trays with neat vodka to hide his drinking.
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 Jonathan Creek / int_8bd16732
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The Law of Conservation of Detail
 Jonathan Creek / int_8bd16732
comment
The Law of Conservation of Detail: Par for the course for a mystery series, but there is one notable scene in which an episode devotes several seconds to Maddie channel-flicking for no discernible reason. But due to a plot involving a forged tape recording, the audience needed to know what was on television at that exact moment.
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 Jonathan Creek / int_8c170cb1
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Ethical Slut
 Jonathan Creek / int_8c170cb1
comment
Ethical Slut: Joey, who will sleep with a guy knowing only that his name is Brad, but back off and apologise sincerely to his girlfriend when she realises he has one.
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 Jonathan Creek / int_8dc8a02d
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Derailing Love Interests
 Jonathan Creek / int_8dc8a02d
comment
Derailing Love Interests: Nicola from "The Grinning Man" dumps Jonathan in order to run off with a man she's never met.
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 Jonathan Creek / int_8e0ceaf5
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Finger in the Mail
 Jonathan Creek / int_8e0ceaf5
comment
Finger in the Mail: The eponymous hair in "Angel Hair".
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 Jonathan Creek / int_8ed5c6e4
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Asshole Victim
 Jonathan Creek / int_8ed5c6e4
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"The Scented Room" shows Maddy explaining to her psychiatrist that unfortunately she won't be able to publish the story, since she and Jonathan sided with the perpetrator against the Asshole Victim. Presumably she doesn't publish other cases of the sort as well. Out of interest, the Asshole Victim in this particular case wasn't a murder victim, but simply a smarmy critic who had a valuable painting stolen.
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Knife-Throwing Act
 Jonathan Creek / int_8ee823b6
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Knife-Throwing Act
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 Jonathan Creek / int_95cb7004
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Only Sane Employee
 Jonathan Creek / int_95cb7004
comment
Only Sane Employee: Jonathan's role within the Adam Klaus magic act.
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 Jonathan Creek / int_9633f14b
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Badass Bystander
 Jonathan Creek / int_9633f14b
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Badass Bystander: In "The Scented Room", a little old lady watches Adam get nailed into a coffin to be lowered into the ground as part of an endurance test. Unfortunately, she thinks they're gangsters, and attacks them with a tree branch, a can of mace, and a whistle. She manages to take out three grown men!
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 Jonathan Creek / int_969fd766
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Theme Song Reveal
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Theme Song Reveal: In the episode "Satan's Chimney", Allan Kallanak's first appearance shows him rehearsing his escape act to the sound of the Eurythmics' Missionary Man. In hindsight, this not only gives away his identity as the killer, but his motivation as well: "don't mess with a missionary man..."
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Riddle for the Ages
 Jonathan Creek / int_96a33f11
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Riddle for the Ages: Did Beryl Carney murder her own twin sister in the most horrific way possible in order to steal her life and family, or was Marella's death a genuine tragic accident that Beryl merely took advantage of? Either way, the answer died with Beryl.
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 Jonathan Creek / int_97a383e7
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Interdisciplinary Sleuth
 Jonathan Creek / int_97a383e7
comment
Interdisciplinary Sleuth: Jonathan designs conjuring tricks for a living and is relectantly brought in to the world of crime-fighting by a chance meeting and a love of puzzles. Maddy (and Carla and Joey, for that matter) technically all play this trope straight. While none of them are cops or law enforcement, they are all journalists of different sorts specializing in crime stories.
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 Jonathan Creek / int_9816a70b
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AppealToAudacity
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comment
Appeal to Audacity: Happened quite a lot, in which suspects and witnesses alike would come up with ridiculous stories — and Jonathan would believe every word, working with the logic that if they were truly covering for a crime, they'd hardly be stupid enough to come up with a story that no one would ever believe.
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 Jonathan Creek / int_9858c391
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Chick Magnet
 Jonathan Creek / int_9858c391
comment
Chick Magnet: A lot of women fall for Jonathan, just a pity that most of them are, shall we say... unsuitable.
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 Jonathan Creek / int_987be393
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Gambit Roulette
 Jonathan Creek / int_987be393
comment
Gambit Roulette: The plot of "The Judas Tree" hinges on the assumptions that Emily wouldn't just quit her job, that the local vicar wouldn't be asked to identify the body, and that the police wouldn't do a tox screen on the body or a paternity test or look up the family of Emily's previous victim. See the Headscratchers page. The first explanation Jonathan gives for how the murder could have been done in "The Wrestler's Tomb" is also one...which is why Jonathan dismisses it as too unlikely to be plausible.
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 Jonathan Creek / int_997bd551
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Home Nudist
 Jonathan Creek / int_997bd551
comment
Home Nudist: In "Mother Redcap", Maddie starts dating a man only to discover that he is a home nudist. In fairness to him, he did actually tell her this before she arrived at his house. She just wasn't listening.
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 Jonathan Creek / int_9ca12273
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Handy Feet
 Jonathan Creek / int_9ca12273
comment
Handy Feet: In "The Wrestler's Tomb", the murderer tied themselves up and shot the Victim of the Week with a gun held in their feet, thereby giving themselves the seemingly perfect alibi of having been Bound and Gagged at the time of the murder.
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Foreshadowing
 Jonathan Creek / int_9d12bbc1
comment
Foreshadowing: In "Jack in the Box", when the police first enter the bunker, the scene when the officer stoops down to examine Jack Holiday's corpse has the wall behind which Alan Rokesmith walled himself up featured prominently in the background. In hindsight, the newer bricklaying does look rather obvious, meaning that the solution is Hidden in Plain Sight. The dimmer lightbulb also makes this a form of literal foreshadowing too!
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Fan Boy
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Fanboy: In "No Trace Of Tracy", Jonathan completely geeks out when he gets to investigate a case surrounding his prog-rock idol, Roy Pilgrim. Jonathan meets a group of his own look-alike fanboys (complete with long shaggy hair) in Miracle on Crooked Lane. On seeing a photo of them all lined up at a table Maddy comments: "I see what you mean about the last supper."
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Leitmotif
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Leitmotif: "Danse Macabre" by Camille Saint-Saens. Aside from being the show's theme tune, it (or a variation on it) is often used as a motif whenever Jonathan is pondering a clue to the mystery of the week.
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The Summation
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The Summation: Every episode, always intercut with scenes of the crime itself being committed. One exception is "The Judas Tree", where all we see is Jonathan's hypothesis and the implication that it is true, quite a way before the end of the episode.
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Never Speak Ill of the Dead
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Never Speak Ill of the Dead: Subverted in "Jack in the Box" — turns out, Jonathan's not a huge fan of recently-dead comic legend Jack Holliday (an old-school Benny Hill-style comedian).
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Left the Background Music On
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Left the Background Music On: In "No Trace of Tracy", the opening titles segue into Roy Pilgrim listening to "Danse Macabre" on Classic FM. Then it shifts to Vivaldi and he turns off his personal stereo.
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Murder by Cremation
 Jonathan Creek / int_a195379b
comment
Murder by Cremation: In "Daemons' Roost", the Victim of the Week is flung to his death in a fiery furnace; seemingly by black magic.
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Eye Scream
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comment
Eye Scream: In the episode "The Reconstituted Corpse" a man looks through the peep hole on his front door, whilst a revolver is put up against the other side, and then fired into his eye.
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The Butler Did It
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The Butler Did It: Zig-zagged in "Black Canary." The butler certainly shot the victim - the rub was that she'd already died of a self-inflicted overdose hours before.
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Mood Whiplash
 Jonathan Creek / int_a4c37cbe
comment
Mood Whiplash: "The Grinning Man" has a plot about a stage magician killing people and just generally being a Magnificent Bastard and a sub-plot about... 3-D porn. An in-universe example; in one episode, Adam is forced into a date-from-hell with an uncouth woman who won (second prize in) a raffle to date him. It's comedically embarrassing, and Jonathan gets plenty of amusement from it. The next morning, Adam shows up to the theatre shell-shocked, and recounts the rest of the evening; it initially continues in the same humourously embarrassing vein as before, but much to Jonathan's shock swerves wildly into Black Comedy territory when Adam reveals that she ended up choking to death on her own vomit. Then there's the slapstick montage of Maddie and Shelford getting a wardrobe up three flights of stairs followed by Maddie opening the wardrobe and screaming in horror as the dead body of her client falls on her.
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Gender-Blender Name
 Jonathan Creek / int_a536f3a3
comment
Gender-Blender Name: Joey Ross in the 2009 special, the character being played by an actress who herself has a Gender-Blender Name, Sheridan Smith. Also Punny Name. When they first met:
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Naked People Are Funny
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Naked People Are Funny: The series is all over this trope, especially in "Mother Redcap"... when Maddy accidentally starts dating a guy who lives in a nudist commune.
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As Himself
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As Himself: In "The Three Gamblers", Adam appears on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross. In "The Grinning Man", The Puppini Sisters are performing at a fete.
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Doing It for the Art
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Doing It for the Art: In-Universe, Jonathan loves building gadgets, and goes out of his way to make whatever he builds to solve a mystery look absolutely gorgeous.
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Skepticism Failure
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Skepticism Failure: Averted. The explanation for any mystery would never be supernatural, no matter how impossible it seemed. Some crooks would actually use this to cover their tracks, knowing most people would rather believe in magic than accept they had been conned.
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Handicapped Badass
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Handicapped Badass: Gideon Pryke in "The Case of the Savant's Thumb". Since his previous appearance he was hit by a sniper's bullet, and can only move one finger ... which was apparently enough to tell his superiors what he thought of being retired.
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Inferiority Superiority Complex
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Inferiority Superiority Complex: Carla is suffering from a pretty big one of these, as lampshaded at the end of "Satan's Chimney":
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Meet Cute
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Meet Cute: Jonathan and Maddy meet at a magic show when Jonathan mistakes Maddy's thumb for a cocktail sausage and sticks a toothpick into it.
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Odd Friendship
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Odd Friendship: Jonathan and Adam. Sure, Jonathan is employed by Adam and so has to spend time with him, but as the series goes on, the two occasionally socialize with each other outside of work and act as each other's confidants.
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Roguish Romani
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Roguish Romani: In "The Seer of the Sands", a couple pose as a romantic gypsy couple in order to better con a gullible American woman.
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Obfuscating Disability
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Obfuscating Disability: In "The Problem at Gallows Gate", a friend of Adam's is a famous blind blues musician. However, he actually had an operation several years earlier which restored his sight. He maintains the pretense of being blind because people respect blind blues musicians, and because it allows him to spy on women and "accidentally" grope them.
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Sticky Situation
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Sticky Situation: In "The Seer of the Sands", Jonathan and Carla get their heads stuck together when they are attempting to eavesdrop on a conversation with their heads pressed to to the same crack in the wall, and a can of glue on the shelf above gets overturned and drips down over them.
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Chekhov's Skill
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Chekhov's Skill: Card-throwing in "The Three Gamblers". And in the same episode, Maddy's ability to faint convincingly.
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The Masochism Tango
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The Masochism Tango: Platonic version with Jonathan and Adam.
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Accident, Not Murder
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Accident, Not Murder: In "The Reconstituted Corpse", a new wardrobe is delivered to Maddy's flat. After seeing that it is empty she gets it up to her flat only to find the dead body of a murder suspect inside it. This turns out to a case of Time-Delayed Death, as the victim had suffered a blow to the head earlier. She had broken into the flat and was forced to hide in the wardrobe as it was being pushed into Maddy's bedroom, but promptly expired from a slow bleed on the brain from the earlier blow.
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Deadpan Snarker
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Deadpan Snarker: Many characters tend towards this, but Jonathan masters it.
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Dreaming of Things to Come
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Dreaming of Things to Come: An old lady in "The Eyes of Tiresias" believes she's capable of doing this.
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Ms. Fanservice
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Ms. Fanservice: Julia Sawalha as Carla, who is considerably more sexualised in her role as Jonathan's sidekick than either Maddy or Joey.
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Tap on the Head
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Tap on the Head: Played straight in "No Trace Of Tracy"... which is extremely noticeable considering that in just the previous episode, someone actually died from a blow to the head.
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Fiery Coverup
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Fiery Cover Up: In "The Seer of the Sands", a pair of fake gypsies burn down their caravan and leave a skeleton dug up from the local graveyard inside it to cover their escape and allow them to slip out of the country with no one looking for them.
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Sweetie Graffiti
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Sweetie Graffiti: A clue in "Gorgon's Wood", though it wasn't carved by "sweethearts".
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Smarter Than You Look
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Smarter Than You Look: the homeless man in "Time Waits For Norman" - despite his circumstances, and acceptance of dodgy-looking liquor as payment, he's up-to-date enough on current affairs to recognise Newt Gingrich when Jonathan tests the accuracy of his testimony.
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Take That!
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A slightly more affectionate Take That! occurs in "The Letters of Septimus Noone". Jonathan is accompanied in his investigation by the son of a friend of his wife, an affectionate parody of Sherlock Holmes as portrayed in Sherlock, wearing a similar scarf/trench-coat ensemble. Not-Sherlock routinely attempts Sherlock Scans which are always completely inaccurate due to his Awesome, but Impractical interpretation of the evidence Seriously, a crossbow bolt made of blood?.
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Internal Homage
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Internal Homage: The 2016 Christmas special "Daemons' Roost", being something of a 20th anniversary episode, contains numerous references and allusions to previous episodes: "Jack in the Box": The surprise when they open the grave is likened to a jack in the box. "The Reconstituted Corpse": Someone hides in one of Adam Klaus' old magic cabinets, and is knocked unconscious. "The House of Monkeys": Jonathan is stalked by Dr. Strange's murderer, who has just been paroled. "Ghosts Forge": Nathan Clore, Alison's aged stepfather, peers out of a window in a scene reminiscent of the one from this episode. "Mother Redcap": Alison's mother standing at the window with a terrified expression on her face references the final moments of Mother Redcap's victims. Polly's encounter with dead rats is similar to that of Maddy when she explores the inn. "Satan's Chimney": The hidden dungeon and its associated history and plot are similar. Wendell Wilkie, the vicar, points out how similar a cafetière is to the crushing device, a scene which is itself repeated from this episode. "The Judas Tree": The central theme of retribution is shared. Ryman's desire to avenge the murder of his sister-in-law, and the fact that he does it so elaborately, mirrors the actions of Hugo and Harriet Dore in avenging the death of Hugo's brother. "The Clue of the Savant's Thumb": Something is hidden inside a globe. Jonathan beheads his (relatively) lifelike scarecrow, putting the head on another scarecrow. Franklin Tartikoff suffered a similar fate. The company which produced Nathan Clore's films, "Great Portland Productions", is the same as (or, at least, has the same name as) the one which created the satirical video. The overly-dramatic presentation of Nathan Clore's cheesy horror films bears a striking resemblance to Adam Klaus' magic shows. Wendell Wilkie drives a Volvo estate car just like the one Maddy Magellan drove.
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Operation: Jealousy
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Operation: Jealousy: Maddy tries this in "The Reconstituted Corpse", but unfortunately her date ends up looking and acting like (in Jonathan's words) "The bastard son of Forrest Gump."
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Toad Licking
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Toad Licking: A hallucinogenic toad turned out to be a major plot point in one episode. The toad wasn't native to England and had been imported by a local hippie colony for this very purpose. The presence of the toad, allegedly in the prime suspect's house, was what led to Jonathan solving the case he was working on.
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Connect the Deaths
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Connect the Deaths: Deconstructed/criticised in the episode "The Coonskin Cap" in which Carla's crime show speculates that a recent serial killer is targeting women that have floral names, the three victims being called Rose, Iris and Heather. It turns out that two murders were the work of a disturbed young woman who had no discernable motive and the third was by a police officer who used the first two deaths as a cover for his own murder. The names were a coincidence, but until it was cleared up, Jonathan points out that thanks to the show's fear-mongering, women named after flowers were scared out of their wits (including a publicist called "Coral", at least until Jonathan tells her that coral is actually an animal).
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Hard-to-Light Fire
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Hard-to-Light Fire: In "Daemon's Roost", Jonathan is being dragged into a pit of bones by a crazed killer. He screams for Polly to grab the book of matches lying on the floor. She then fumbles desperately attempting to light one.
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It Makes Sense in Context
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At the end of "The Seer of the Sands", after Jonathan has summarised a series of events that has led to Adam's small bodyguard being eaten by a snake, Carla muses that, being a charismatic media professional, Adam should be able to talk his way out of the situation without any real trouble. Cut to a brief shot of Adam in the middle of a literal riot outside the courthouse being attacked by little people and animal rights activists.
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Haven't You Seen X Before?
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Haven't You Seen X Before?: In "Time Waits for Norman", when Maddy is caught coming out of the men's toilets.
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Subverted
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Subverted with Jonathan, who when forced to drive Maddy's car, drives so slowly and carefully that it creates a pile-up behind him. When asked whether he's ever driven an automatic before, he replies: "I've never driven a car before!" One hilarious Gilligan Cut later, and Maddy's is back in the driver's seat.
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Mistaken for Masturbating
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Mistaken for Masturbating: In "The Sinner and the Sandman", Jonathan sprains his wrist while attempting to get ketchup out of a bottle. However, saying that he hurt his wrist "whacking the sauce bottle" and similar phrases causes The Vicar's wife to believe he is a chronic masturbator.
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No Social Skills
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No Social Skills: A downplayed case; Jonathan's not a complete social ignoramus by any means, but he's definitely on the awkward-and-dorky side of the social scale, and he's got a special talent for putting his foot in his mouth.
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Shoot the Rope
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Shoot the Rope: Done fantastically in "Black Canary". A very decrepit old man in a wheelchair manages to snipe the rope of his daughter who attempted to hang herself from at least 300 feet away. He explains this feat with "My eyes still work!"
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Inn of No Return
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Inn of No Return: Forms part of the backstory in "Mother Redcap". Back in the 40s, the landlord of the Mother Redcap Inn had a prostitute operating out of one of the rooms on the upper storey. Several wives paid him to eliminate their cheating husbands. The landlord rigged up a contrivance that allowed him to push a set of raised copper studs up through the floorboards by the window, and then electrify them. He worked in collusion with prostitute who lure the men to room to sex, and then have step to the window while still barefoot. The landlord would then electrocute them. The deaths were written off as heart failure, but as more than one victim have been seen at the window with a 'shocked' expression on his face, it gave rise to a legend that the room was haunted by something so terrifying that scared men to death.
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Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male
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Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Used as a plot-point in "The Scented Room" in which Lady Theresa's abuse of her husband is first seen as amusing (when she puts stinging nettle in her Jerkass husband's sandwich) and then deadly serious when she hits him over the back of the head with a trowel. Later, after a valuable painting mysteriously vanishes, her husband uses this head wound to make it seem as though he'd been attacked by an intruder in order to claim money from the insurance company. A witness also points out that Lady Theresa's behaviour is completely inappropriate, especially in front of her young son.
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Going by the Matchbook
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Going by the Matchbook: In "Daemons' Roost", the matchbook the killer used to light the furnace turns out to be an important clue to the killer's identity (although not the one it first appears to be).
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Cutting the Knot
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Cutting the Knot: In one episode, Carla and one of the costumers are debating over a new duffle coat that Jonathan has been given to wear in Carla's show. Carla doesn't think it's suitable, and the two spend a few minutes arguing over how to make it look more lived-in and worn. Eventually, Jonathan acerbically notes that the easiest solution is for him to just take off the expensive new duffle coat bought only that morning at a high-end retailer, and to just put on his familiar old duffle-coat instead.
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Show Within a Show
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Part of the plot of Satan's Chimney is centered around the filming of a movie entitled Black Snow. An obvious homage to the works of David Lynch, it even has a dwarf called "The Man from the World of Shadows" in a nod to Twin Peaks' Man From Another Place.
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Chuck Cunningham Syndrome
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Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Sheena from "No Trace of Tracy" is allegedly Maddy's best friend but she appears only in that one episode and is never even mentioned again.
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Share the Male Pain
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Share the Male Pain: A female example in Maddy's reaction to the story of the woman being sawed in half "lengthwise" in "Black Canary".
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Shout-Out
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Shout-Out: Part of the plot of Satan's Chimney is centered around the filming of a movie entitled Black Snow. An obvious homage to the works of David Lynch, it even has a dwarf called "The Man from the World of Shadows" in a nod to Twin Peaks' Man From Another Place. The 1998 Christmas Special is called "Black Canary" and even features a large statue of the DC Comics character. There's also a season one character called Doctor Strange, and a Christmas Special set at a homestead called Green Lanterns. Renwick is obviously a DC fan. There's also an Iris West in "The Coonskin Cap". In "The Letters of Septimus Noone", there's a character with a son called Ridley, a daughter called Ripley, and a house called Nostromo. As Jonathan says, you can guess what her favourite movie is. The band "Edwin Drood" in "No Trace of Tracy" are a take-off of any number of 1970s big-hair prog-rock bands, but their name is a riff on the similarly Dickensian-inspired Uriah Heep.
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Stolen by Staying Still
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Stolen by Staying Still: In "The Scented Room", a valuable painting disappears from inside a seemingly empty chamber. The painting never actually left the room. The thief slipped it inside the heavy, double-thickness door. Jonathan drives the owner to distraction by recovering the painting but refusing to reveal to him how the theft was committed. In the episode "Gorgons Wood", a priceless (and apparently cursed) porcelain statue disappears from a locked room, with its currently trustee (who was with it at the time) suffering a swelling of the face for no apparent reason. She was in on it; the statue was stolen ahead of time, and replaced with a sugar replica, which she ate (one of the food dyes apparently triggering an allergic reaction).
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My Sibling Will Live Through Me
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My Sibling Will Live Through Me
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Clock Discrepancy
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Clock Discrepancy: This has cropped up in a few episodes as part of the solution to the mystery, most notably in "Miracle in Crooked Lane" whereby an ill woman was convinced that morning was evening, in order to provide an alibi for a murder.
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Impaled with Extreme Prejudice
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Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Several times. There is even one example where someone gets impaled by two spikes at the same time.
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Slut-Shaming
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Slut-Shaming: In the episode "Miracle on Crooked Lane", an ex-model and "professional bed-hopper" sells her story to the papers and the townsfolk shun her. She ends up committing suicide over it.
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Series Continuity Error
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Continuity Error: An In-Universe example in "Angel Hair". Disgusted at her boss's adultery with an air-line hostess, Dorothy tries to make it appear as though the woman has faked her own kidnapping in order to extort money from her lover. This involves a bunch of actors grabbing the woman off the street and having her read out a ransom note, and then cutting off her hair for good measure. Unfortunately, directly prior to this, the wife catches her husband and his lover kissing on the front lawn and engages in a hair-pulling Cat Fight with her rival. When Dorothy puts in the tape that she supposedly found in the woman's suitcase (though she planted it there herself) and presses play (though she's actually recording the staged kidnapping that is happening live), it poses a serious continuity problem considering the kidnappers display the day's newspaper directly before cutting off all the woman's hair, making it look like she got her hair cut off in the morning, only to grow it all back again by that same afternoon. The Cat Fight rendered the possibility of a wig or hair extensions completely impossible. She notes with some frustration that the actor she hired to stage the kidnapping was only supposed to remove a few locks of hair for dramatic effect, but got too immersed and ended up getting carried away with it.
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Low-Speed Chase
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Low-Speed Chase: In "The Seer of the Sands", Jonathan and Carla run after a gypsy caravan being pulled by a horse. Although the caravan is moving at no more than a walking pace, they fail to catch it: they efforts being by the fact that their heads are glued together.
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No Periods, Period
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No Periods, Period: Referenced in a couple of lines of dialogue:
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Fair-Play Whodunnit
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Fair-Play Whodunnit: The audience typically has the same set of clues that Jonathan does (bar one or two pieces of evidence - often police or medical records — that would make the result too easy), but the solutions often take a bit of lateral thinking, making this an interesting case. Also, the audience rarely knows whether an episode is going to be a whodunnit or a howdunnit until The Summation. One irritatingly unfair instance - in "Angel Hair," a small square of masking tape obscuring the REC light on a VCR is not visible in the case's initial flashback, but is later visible during The Summation's flashback of the same event.
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Eureka Moment
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Eureka Moment: Ex-Trope Namer
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Teen Genius
 Jonathan Creek / int_d280a296
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Ridley in "The Letters of Septimus Noone", who is the particularly hilarious combination of a Lestrade who thinks he's a Holmes, coupled to being a Teen Genius.
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Calling Me a Logarithm
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Calling Me a Logarithm: One episode has a streaker hired for the show. When he starts becoming abusive to the staff Jonathan fires him and points out that a streaker's dressing room is an oxymoron. He responds by saying that Jonathan is the poxy-moron.
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The Perfect Crime
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The Perfect Crime: Well, all of them to one extent or other, but special mention but go to the killer in "Jack in the Box", considering everything, including his own suicide goes according to plan, and the master-mind behind the events in "Angel Hair" who was thwarted by completely unforeseen circumstances, and still got what she wanted out of the entire exercise, though not in the way she planned: getting her employer to stop cheating on his wife.
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Refuge in Audacity
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Refuge in Audacity: Jonathan specifically states several times that the reason people fall for elaborate magic tricks and locked room mysteries is because they're unwilling to believe that someone would go to such insane lengths to fool them.
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Vitriolic Best Buds
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Vitriolic Best Buds: Jonathan seems pretty much incapable of forming any other type of relationship.
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Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!
 Jonathan Creek / int_d8573ef9
comment
Which he is then forced into anyway, by way of victim's wife applying Screw the Rules, I Have Connections! to threaten to shut down a major performance by Adam Klaus.
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Authentication by Newspaper
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Authentication by Newspaper: Subverted in the 2008 special.
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Thanatos Gambit
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Thanatos Gambit: Andre Masson rigs up his suicide to make it look as though he's been murdered by one of his employees.
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Red Herring
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Red Herring: Being a mystery series, this is par for the course. There is, however, a tendency to play with and subvert the idea of a red herring — clues dismissed early on as insignificant will often come back in an unexpected way. Of course, other times it is played deadly straight.
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Contrived Coincidence
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Contrived Coincidence: This was usually avoided by Maddy (or Carla or Joey) going in search of crime or people coming them for help, but in "Murder at Gallows Gate", Jonathan heads into a nature reserve for a badger watch, taking with him an old woman who ends up witnessing a strangulation in a cottage window. And the reason she sees this is because she needs the toilet at just that exact moment. In "Mother Redcap", Maddy is contacted by an estate agent interested in collaborating on a book about the mysterious deaths at the Mother Redcap inn several decades ago. As it turns out, the murderer in Jonathan's (entirely separate) investigation happened to stumble across the Mother Redcap secret about a week earlier and used it to execute their own murder. It's pure coincidence that Jonathan and Maddy's attention was drawn to the Mother Redcap mystery at the exact same time. This was played with in "The Judas Tree". Jonathan meets a girl and they almost go to bed together, when she starts telling him details of unexplained events that have happened in her life. He doesn't believe in the coincidence that he picks up a girl in the street, she goes to bed with him straight away and just happens to have an unexplained mystery to solve (therefore assuming she knew who he was and she was only interested in him because he could help her). It's subverted when it's revealed that the only reason she was there for him to run into was because she was there to see Joey and to talk to her about the unexplained mystery.
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Locked Room Mystery
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To add to the mystery, most of them are deployed in sealed rooms.
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Cat Fight
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Cat Fight: Actually manages to be an important plot-point in "Angel Hair."
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Bluffing the Murderer
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Bluffing the Murderer: In "The Reconstituted Corpse," Maddy and Jonathan demand to know a suspect's mobile number, then demand to know why he called Maddy's flat. He asks how they could possibly know that, and they reveals the number on a piece of paper, saying they dialed 1471 to get it. It's only well after his Engineered Public Confession that he realises that 1471 doesn't store mobile numbers, and Jonathan wrote down his mobile number right there when he read it out.
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Amateur Sleuth
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Amateur Sleuth: Jonathan — very reluctantly.
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The
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The "Fun" in "Funeral": Maddie decides to get payback on an Oompa Band that's been performing in the street by spraying them with water. Unfortunately, it turns out they're carrying a coffin at the time. At the End of "The Reconstituted Corpse", Maddie and Jonathan come back from a funeral. It eventually turns out that it was a funeral of an elephant (who died offscreen early in the episode) and, judging from their comments, it was definitely plagued with some unfortunate mishaps.
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Exact Words
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Exact Words: In "Black Canary", Lionel is questioned by the police and asked if he murdered Marella Carney; he responds emphatically that he did not. Because it was actually Beryl Carney, her twin sister, who had been posing as Marella for fifteen years.
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Traitor Shot
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Traitor Shot: Used frequently with suspects, yet Maddy was instinctively good at spotting them.
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The Vamp
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The Vamp: Francesca Boutron, Zola Zbzewski, Heather Davey, Gillian Bailey, Selima Al-Sharad and the prostitute in "Mother Redcap".
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Groin Attack
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Groin Attack: "Black Canary" has a very, very nasty example indeed.
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Bound and Gagged
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Bound and Gagged: In "The Sinner and the Sandman", Jonathan finds two people bound, gagged and tied to chairs, and unties them. Unfortunately for him, they are a pair of burglars the real householders had overpowered and tied up to await the police.
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Clingy Jealous Girl
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Clingy Jealous Girl: Maddy. Not particularly clingy, but at one stage she gets so irritated with Jonathan that she locks him out of her apartment simply because she saw another woman getting into his car. In "The Curse Of The Bronze Lamp", Polly becomes one when he hangs around with a weather girl.
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Defied Trope
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The first explanation Jonathan gives for how the murder could have been done in "The Wrestler's Tomb" is also one...which is why Jonathan dismisses it as too unlikely to be plausible.
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Tricked Into Signing
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Tricked Into Signing: In "Gorgons Wood", Carla is signing copies of her new work-out video and a woman with a small child asks if she could take a picture of her with her nephew on Carla's knee. Turns out that the "nephew" is a grown man. The whole thing is distraction so she wouldn't notice that she is signing a contract allowing them to license "all forms of sexual erotica, however explicit, bearing my name, face or likeness".
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Swallowed Whole
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Swallowed Whole: The B plot in "The Seer of the Sands" involves Adam's latest ludicrous publicity stunt. It goes awry when the obnoxious midget he has employed passes out drunk, and then the anaconda he is using for the act escapes, and devours the midget. Jonathan's shocked crew discovers the sleeping snake with a midget shaped bulge in its stomach.
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Rube Goldberg Hates Your Guts
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Rube Goldberg Hates Your Guts: "Mother Redcap": two electrocution traps. "Satan's Chimney": a piston that crushes its victims. "The Coonskin Cap": a constricting flak jacket that suffocates the wearer. "The Grinning Man": a bathtub mounted on a trapdoor that drowns the victim in a tank below. "Daemons' Roost": a ritual room where everything is rotated 90 degrees, so that victims appear to "fly" into a fiery portal, when in fact they fall. To add to the mystery, most of them are deployed in sealed rooms.
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Put on a Bus to Hell
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Put on a Bus to Hell: This didn't exactly happen to Carla Borrego, but in "The Grinning Man" she still gets a rather mean-spirited mention, in which Jonathan Creek learns that she's been telling people that he died of a wasting illness. Apparently writer David Renwick and actress Julia Sawalha didn't get along, which may explain the pettiness of the comments.
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Identical Stranger
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Identical Stranger: Gillian Bailey and the prostitute, though the latter has a badly burnt face. They're played by the same actress.
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Innocent Innuendo
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Innocent Innuendo: Happens quite a few times; usually with Maddy: At one point she tells Jonathan over the phone: "I need you, here in my bedroom." The next scene shows Jonathan taking off his shoes and getting on the bed while Maddy watches nervously...only for Jonathan to reach up and tip the cockroach on the ceiling into a glass jar. Another time, she interrupts their phone conversation with lines like "Oh, go on! Take me! I'm powerless to resist!" He isn't fooled:
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Twin Switch
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Twin Switch: Used in "The Black Canary" in which one twin takes over her sister's life after her accidental death in order to spare her family the grief. In a twist on expectations, the discovery itself wasn't a big twist - Jonathan had it figured out by the middle of the episode, and the mystery is finding out how the latter twin died (though of course, the switch played a significant part in motivation). Also the basis of the same character's career. The twins were magicians and most of their act was based around the fact that the audience was unaware that the magician was actually two people.
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Disability Alibi
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Disability Alibi: In "Jack in the Box", Maddy successfully campaigns to free a man she believes to have been wrongly imprisoned for murder. Immediately following this, the elderly husband of the victim, a retired comedian, is found shot dead in his nuclear fall-out shelter. The otherwise empty bunker is locked from the inside, which would suggest that the man shot himself, but he has crippling arthritis in his hands and could barely pour a drink, much less pull a trigger.
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Suspiciously Similar Substitute
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Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Maddy to Carla, and then Carla to Joey. Although the Unresolved Sexual Tension common to Maddy and Carla is missing for the most part with Joey.
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You Got Murder
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You Got Murder: Occurs in "The House of Monkeys" in which a self-addressed envelope laced with poison is sent to the victim. On licking the flap, he trips out on hallucinogenic drugs and manages to impale himself on a sword.
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Sequencing Deception
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Sequencing Deception: In "Angel Hair", events that we think were recorded days in advance actually turn out to be happening live over a closed-circuit TV system rigged to look like a VCR.
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Clock Tampering
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Clock Tampering: In one episode, the murderer fakes an alibi by adjusting the clock in his house in order to make a respectable Christian missionary (whom he is caring for while she recovers from an injury) believe that the current time was the time when the murder was committed when she saw him in the house. In "Mother Redcap", the victim is electrocuted by a sabotaged alarm clock, making it an example of LITERAL Clock Tampering.
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Drives Like Crazy
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Drives Like Crazy: The DI in "Mother Redcap" which greatly unnerves Jonathan. Maddy, at times. At one point Jonathan freaks out because she's dialing a number on her cellphone whilst driving. Subverted with Jonathan, who when forced to drive Maddy's car, drives so slowly and carefully that it creates a pile-up behind him. When asked whether he's ever driven an automatic before, he replies: "I've never driven a car before!" One hilarious Gilligan Cut later, and Maddy's is back in the driver's seat.
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Faking the Dead
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Faking the Dead: In "The Seer of the Sands", a pair of fake gypsies burn down their caravan and leave a skeleton dug up from the local graveyard inside it to cover their escape and allow them to slip out of the country with no one looking for them.
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Good Adultery, Bad Adultery
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Good Adultery, Bad Adultery: No affair is ever portrayed in a positive light, though many occur in understandable circumstances. The Unresolved Sexual Tension between Jonathan and Carla in season four is based on the fact that she's married to another man, and yet still obviously attracted to Jonathan. But Jonathan has no interest whatsoever in messing around with a married woman, despite his rather low opinion of Carla's husband. Also her husband doesn't bat an eye at Carla passionately kissing Jonathan right in front of him — he's just that secure.
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Sinister Scraping Sound
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Sinister Scraping Sound: In "The Clue of the Savant's Thumb", a subtle Sinister Scraping Sound can be heard drifting along an empty corridor as Jonathan and Joey explore the derelict convent, and again before someone is nearly crushed by a falling statue at the same location. We eventually learn that the sound is caused by a lurking hitman who habitually runs his thumb along the teeth of a metal comb.
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Jonathan Creek / int_fb0fa1ba
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Friendly Rivalry
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Friendly Rivalry: In his two appearances Inspector Gideon Pryke has one with Jonathan. He's just as smart and almost as good at lateral thinking. He just doesn't get the Eureka Moment.
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1.0
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Jonathan Creek / int_fbd5fda1
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type
Will They or Won't They?
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comment
Will They or Won't They?: Maddy and Jonathan. They're on the edge of dating for entire seasons, without actually dating. They share a snog and a grope occasionally, but inevitably, one of them then immediately cocks it up. They have platonic sleepovers, Jonathan irons Maddy's bras, Maddy gets intensely possessive every time Jonathan has a date with someone else, and they still don't manage to actually have sex. They eventually do, once, but both decide it was a mistake.
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1.0
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1.0
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Jonathan Creek / int_fdc1e848
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Cut Apart
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Cut Apart: It looks like two people are on opposite sides of a locked door and one even rattles the handle as the other watches, but it later turns out that this was an extremely elaborate trick and they were in two separate locations.
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Jonathan Creek / int_fea60f97
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 Return To Hinamizawa / Fan Fic
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Abnormal Ammo / int_a309575c
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Accident, Not Murder / int_a309575c
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Accidental Aiming Skills / int_a309575c
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Actor-Inspired Element / int_a309575c
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All Drummers Are Animals / int_a309575c
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All Musicals Are Adaptations / int_a309575c
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Always Murder / int_a309575c
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Amateur Sleuth / int_a309575c
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Ambiguous Gender / int_a309575c
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And Then What? / int_a309575c
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Animal Wrongs Group / int_a309575c
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Ashes to Crashes / int_a309575c
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Authentication by Newspaper / int_a309575c
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Axe Before Entering / int_a309575c
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Badass Bystander / int_a309575c
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Bald Women / int_a309575c
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Bedtime Brainwashing / int_a309575c
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Black Comedy Rape / int_a309575c
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Blasting It Out of Their Hands / int_a309575c
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Blind Musician / int_a309575c
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Blunt / int_a309575c
 BobMonkhouse
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Body in a Breadbox / int_a309575c
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Brilliant, but Lazy / int_a309575c
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British Brevity / int_a309575c
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Bullet Dancing / int_a309575c
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Bulletproof Vest / int_a309575c
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Calling Me a Logarithm / int_a309575c
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Captured by Cannibals / int_a309575c
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Chekhov's Gag / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Childhood Marriage Promise / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Clock Discrepancy / int_a309575c
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Clock Tampering / int_a309575c
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Collective Identity / int_a309575c
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Connect the Deaths / int_a309575c
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Conveyor Belt o' Doom / int_a309575c
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Conviction by Counterfactual Clue / int_a309575c
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Couldn't Find a Pen / int_a309575c
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Creepy Souvenir / int_a309575c
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Crime Reconstruction / int_a309575c
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Cut Apart / int_a309575c
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Dead Man's Chest / int_a309575c
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Dead Person Impersonation / int_a309575c
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Death by Looking Up / int_a309575c
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Death Dealer / int_a309575c
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Death Trap / int_a309575c
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Defective Detective / int_a309575c
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Derailing Love Interests / int_a309575c
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Descending Ceiling / int_a309575c
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Destroy the Abusive Home / int_a309575c
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Detective Mole / int_a309575c
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Detective Patsy / int_a309575c
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Disability Alibi / int_a309575c
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Disappearing Box / int_a309575c
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Dismotivation / int_a309575c
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Do Not Call Me / int_a309575c
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Doing In the Wizard / int_a309575c
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Drowning Pit / int_a309575c
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Eat the Evidence / int_a309575c
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Embarrassing First Name / int_a309575c
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Entertainingly Wrong / int_a309575c
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Ethical Slut / int_a309575c
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Eureka Moment / int_a309575c
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Everybody Did It / int_a309575c
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Face of the Band / int_a309575c
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Fair-Play Whodunnit / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Faked Kidnapping / int_a309575c
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Fatal Attractor / int_a309575c
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Fatal Method Acting / int_a309575c
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Fauxreigner / int_a309575c
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Fictional Mystery, Real Prize / int_a309575c
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Fiery Coverup / int_a309575c
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Finger in the Mail / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Finger-Licking Poison / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Friendly Rivalry / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Gaslighting / int_a309575c
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Glass-Shattering Sound / int_a309575c
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Going by the Matchbook / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Grammar Nazi / int_a309575c
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Hand of Death / int_a309575c
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Handy Feet / int_a309575c
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Hard-to-Light Fire / int_a309575c
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Head-Tiltingly Kinky / int_a309575c
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He's Back / int_a309575c
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Home Nudist / int_a309575c
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Iconic Outfit / int_a309575c
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Immoral Reality Show / int_a309575c
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Impossibly Awesome Magic Trick / int_a309575c
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Informed Attractiveness / int_a309575c
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Inn of No Return / int_a309575c
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Innocent Innuendo / int_a309575c
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Insecure Love Interest / int_a309575c
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Inspector Lestrade / int_a309575c
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Interdisciplinary Sleuth / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Irrevocable Message / int_a309575c
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Is This a Joke? / int_a309575c
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It Must Be Mine! / int_a309575c
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Keep the Reward / int_a309575c
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Kidnapped by an Ally / int_a309575c
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Killed to Uphold the Masquerade / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Knife-Throwing Act / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Laser Sight / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Last-Second Word Swap / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Let Off by the Detective / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Lie Back and Think of England / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Lie Detector / int_a309575c
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Life Will Kill You / int_a309575c
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Locked Room Mystery / int_a309575c
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Looks Like She Is Enjoying It / int_a309575c
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Loony Fan / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Loving a Shadow / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Low-Speed Chase / int_a309575c
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Lying to the Perp / int_a309575c
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Magician Detective / int_a309575c
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Man on Fire / int_a309575c
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Minor Flaw, Major Breakup / int_a309575c
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Mirror Routine / int_a309575c
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Mismeasurement / int_a309575c
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Mistaken for Junkie / int_a309575c
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Mistaken for Masturbating / int_a309575c
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Mistaken for Racist / int_a309575c
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Mugged for Disguise / int_a309575c
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Mummies at the Dinner Table / int_a309575c
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Murder by Cremation / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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My Sibling Will Live Through Me / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Necro Cam / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Necro Non Sequitur / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Never Suicide / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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New-Age Retro Hippie / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Non-Action Guy / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Not So Crazy Anymore / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Off with His Head! / int_a309575c
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Once More, with Clarity! / int_a309575c
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Only Sane Employee / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Orgasmic Combat / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Peek-a-Boo Corpse / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Placebo Eureka Moment / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Public Domain Soundtrack / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
hasFeature
Quote Mine / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Rear Window Witness / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Revealing Cover-Up / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Roguish Romani / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Romantic False Lead / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Rube Goldberg Hates Your Guts / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Rustproof Blood / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Sausage String Silliness / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Scrapbook Story / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Scully Syndrome / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Sequencing Deception / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Sherlock Scan / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Shoot the Rope / int_a309575c
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Sinister Scraping Sound / int_a309575c
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Skepticism Failure / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Smart People Know Latin / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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So Beautiful, It's a Curse / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Stage Magician / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Sticky Situation / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Stolen by Staying Still / int_a309575c
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Swallowed Whole / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Sweetie Graffiti / int_a309575c
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The Butler Did It / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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The Perfect Crime / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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The Power of Acting / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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The Presents Were Never from Santa / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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The Watson / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Theme Serial Killer / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Thermometer Gag / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Time-Delayed Death / int_a309575c
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Toad Licking / int_a309575c
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Traitor Shot / int_a309575c
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Treehouse of Fun / int_a309575c
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Tricked Into Signing / int_a309575c
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Twin Switch / int_a309575c
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Unreliable Voiceover / int_a309575c
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Unsuspectingly Soused / int_a309575c
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 VerityLambert
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Jonathan Creek
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We Have the Keys / int_a309575c
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We Will Not Use Photoshop in the Future / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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What, Exactly, Is His Job? / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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What Have We Ear? / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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Windmill Scenery / int_a309575c
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Word of Gay / int_a309575c
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Workplace-Acquired Abilities / int_a309575c
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Worst News Judgment Ever / int_a309575c
 Jonathan Creek
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You Got Murder / int_a309575c
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Appeal to Audacity / int_a309575c
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Blind Black Guy / int_a309575c