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Effects of the Saga of Tuck on your perception of other fictional families [message #8492] Tue, 01 September 2015 15:14 Go to next message
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One of the things I've taken away from the Saga of Tuck is the effects of growing up in the extended boot camp of the Tucker household. The authentication code number on the fridge, realistic firearms practice, heavy-duty hiking and camping, fire drills with smoke masks, etc. The only thing lacking was Red Cross first aid certification.

Whenever I read or watch a story with kids in it I subconsciously compare them to the Tuckers. I watch Castle and I wonder when he takes Alexis and Martha to the range.

Anybody else have a similar reaction?
Re: Effects of the Saga of Tuck on your perception of other fictional families [message #8493] Wed, 02 September 2015 03:26 Go to previous message
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mkemp wrote on Tue, 01 September 2015 19:14

One of the things I've taken away from the Saga of Tuck is the effects of growing up in the extended boot camp of the Tucker household. The authentication code number on the fridge, realistic firearms practice, heavy-duty hiking and camping, fire drills with smoke masks, etc. The only thing lacking was Red Cross first aid certification.

...but Tuck got that one for babysitting, and Bill was interested in hiring the instructors for first aid training at his business.
mkemp wrote on Tue, 01 September 2015 19:14


Whenever I read or watch a story with kids in it I subconsciously compare them to the Tuckers. I watch Castle and I wonder when he takes Alexis and Martha to the range.

Anybody else have a similar reaction?

Well, not to that extent, no. But whenever I see depictions of situations vaguely similar to the ones Ellen portrayed, the comparison is inevitable. For range practice, for instance, I have two fictional benchmarks: Tuck and the Whateley stories.

Regarding Castle specifically... I don't think it was ever shown, but after some of the crap that the family has gone through, it wouldn't be unreasonable for Castle insisting that Alexis and Martha take personal defense classes and, yes, gun range practice. Castle obviously had gun experience before the series began (probably research), and since Alexis often helped him with research as a teen, she might know her way around a pistol too. But Martha would likely have to be dragged kicking and screaming to the range.


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