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Walker, a Texas ranger, believes in dealing with the bad guys the old fashioned way, by fighting them. He also works on instincts. Trivette is his partner. He was a former player for the Dallas Cowboys football team. Trivette uses the modern approach to crime solving, such as computers and cellular phones. C.D Parker owns a bar and grill which specializes in Western cuisine, and Country-Western themes. He gives Walker advice on some cases. Alex Cahill is the assistant district attorney. Written by
James Trevette's nickname for C.D. Parker was "Big Dog". See more »
In the Pilot of the series, CD says he was a ranger 5 years. But in season 2, Alex asks him how long he was a ranger for and he says "28 years" See more »
[Sydney and Jimmy come out of a piercing parlor after interviewing someone; she hints he should pierce something]
Ranger Jimmy Trivette:
Yeah, right. If I'd get an ear pierced, Walker'd make me ride in the back of his truck.
[Walker carries bad guys to jail by placing them in the back of his truck]
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requires a "willing suspension of sheer incredulity"
Walker, Texas Ranger is not only a bad show, but its silly and often enough
We all know the plot - Good Guy (?) Ranger Walker gets involved with a crime
usually involving Bad Guys so horrendously evil that we're supposed to
automatically like what Walker does. And, of course, in the last few
minutes Walker saves everything with a few karate chops and kicks. (Often
ignoring guns near at hand.)
Why is this so much worse than other shows that follow about the same
To begin with, Chuck Norris is a terrible actor - one or two facial
expressions, about as much intonation in his voice as Jack Webb at his most
Then, he surrounds himself with wooden actors, that by their very poverty of
talent make him actually almost look good.
And it looks more like the kind of police brutality that made Amadou Diallow
famous - so thats a bit of an exaggeration. But its easy to see how
Norris's fondness for beating people up is probably the same kind of thing
that leads to police brutality cases in real life. Worse yet, Norris is
clearly a bit of an exhibitionist this way - he loves to be SEEN beating
people up and defining himself as the ultimate arbiter of the law and as an
equally ultimate judge of morality.
And... Clarence Gilyard as Ranger Trivette gets to play Norris' sidekick,
and is treated as the very worse kind of sidekick - there as a foil to
Norris, and as a source of what I think the writers will see as humourous
lines. But unlike (say) Cheech Marin in "Nash Bridges" Trivette is not
allowd to much more than be such a foil - and very often he is treated as
just another person to show on screen.
Finally, the law and even just reasonable behavior are completely ignored.
Walker is apparently sufficiently above legal restraints that he does
essentially what he wants - even if it is something that would incur his
righteous wrath when someone else did it. (Even the theme song echoes this
The show has one redeeming feature - if you want to know how not to act, if
you want to know how not to write for the screen, if you want to know how to
break laws and still feel like you're always right, this is the show for you
otherwise it would make a good foundation for a drinking game - or MST2K
type audience commentary.
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