Walker, a martial artist, and his partner Trivette are Texas Rangers. They make it their business to battle crime in Dallas and all around the State of Texas.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 9 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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 Cordell Walker (196 episodes, 1993-2001)
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 James Trivette (196 episodes, 1993-2001)
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 Alex Cahill (196 episodes, 1993-2001)
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 C.D. Parker (155 episodes, 1993-1999)

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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 Anonymous

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21 April 1993 (USA)  »

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After the eighth season, CBS wanted to extend the show's contract for two more years, however, with Chuck Norris's wife being pregnant at the time, the show was removed from the line-up. See more »

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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 »

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[after being beaten up by Walker]
Ranger Jimmy Trivette: I'm glad he's in a happy mood.
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Referenced in Friends: The One with the Hypnosis Tape (1997) See more »

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Eyes of a Ranger
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Written by Tirk Wilder
Performed by Chuck Norris
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requires a "willing suspension of sheer incredulity"
16 April 2002 | by (oregon) – See all my reviews

Walker, Texas Ranger is not only a bad show, but its silly and often enough downright stupid.

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 general form?

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 absurd.

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 sentiment.)

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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