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Two episodes, "The Boys' Night Out Job" and "The Girls' Night Out Job," were shot simultaneously.

The show supposedly takes place in Boston, but was shot in Portland.  In the final season, the show moves to Portland.

In one episode, the main characters go to a "dress-as-your-favorite-detective" party.  The leader, played by Tim Hutton, dresses as Ellery Queen, a detective whom his father (Jim Hutton) played on a TV show about 35 years earlier.

The main characters are a Hitter, a Hacker, a Grifter, a Thief, and the Brains.

When the actress playing the Grifter got pregnant, Jeri Ryan joined the group (as another grifter).  She was introduced in "The Girls' Night Out Job."

Regardless of its title, this TNT show does not feature a fulcrum.

George

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It is, indeed.  Tim Hutton plays a man who lost a daughter due to insurance company malfeasance and decides to take revenge on "big guys" taking advantage of "little guys."  He hires four ex-criminals to help him.  I realize that there are literally hundreds of different shows out there available to watch, but I highly recommend watching at least a few episodes.

George

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Ok, another cartoon round. Name any to take the round.

There have been some attempts to make cartoons to teach kids. A few have taught history.

A) This cartoon followed 3 teenagers through the American Revolution, as they stumbled across all the key events.  Voice actors included Walter Cronkite as Benjamin Franklin.

B) This cartoon, inspired by a kids' game show which was inspired by a video game series,   followed 2 teenagers across time and space as they pursued a criminal and her gang. (I will accept the name of the cartoon, the show, or the video game, as a correct answer.)

C) This madcap romp by Warner Brothers did indeed teach some history- in between all sorts of gags of every kind. Father Time was one of the characters, as was the World's Oldest Woman.

D) This Terrytoons series, all but forgotten, took place in history.  The title character- and his smart, little dog Winston - dealt with bumbling through history on their own.  The title character was known for wearing a blue, wide hat and was rather short.  His nemesis was a big bully named Benedict (no, not Arnold.)

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1 hour ago, GeorgeStGeorge said:

Is (C) Animaniacs?

George

Animaniacs did not teach history, nor was it intended to. (C) was intended to, and did.   They did air in similar time-slots at roughly the same years, with roughly the same production teams and voice actors.  In fact, Mrs Wolf saw them aired together and thought they were the same cartoon,  

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B. is Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego.

A. is something something  Liberty.

Is D. Hector Peacoat?

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