History Film / CheaperByTheDozen

12th Apr '16 2:19:02 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* RunningGag: The family's many attempts to install a new chandelier, usually with it falling atop the contractor.
12th Apr '16 2:15:53 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The camera crew setting up for a taping of the family on the Oprah Winfrey show when the family finally collapses into a full blown fight right in front of them. To add to their disbelief, the segment was to be called "One Big Happy Family".
-->'''Cameraman''': ''(Calling Oprah)'' No, you do ''not'' want to come down here. No, it's the ''farthest'' thing from a happy family.
12th Apr '16 2:10:52 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* NeverMyFault: The kids consistently blame their father for their unhappiness and rarely fess up to the chaos they have created at the expense of each other and their parents.
24th Mar '16 8:22:49 PM akaun6899
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The films plays straight pretty much every trope listed under FamilyTropes, SiblingTropes and TheParentTrope. As a result of this and rather poor writing, many audiences disdain them, but they've also gained enough of a following to provide a character page.

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The films plays play straight pretty much every trope listed under FamilyTropes, SiblingTropes and TheParentTrope. As a result of this and rather poor writing, many audiences disdain them, but they've also gained enough of a following to provide a character page.
24th Mar '16 8:20:20 PM akaun6899
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The films playsl straight pretty much every trope listed under FamilyTropes, SiblingTropes and TheParentTrope. As a result of this and rather poor writing, many audiences disdain them, but they've also gained enough of a following to provide a character page.

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The films playsl plays straight pretty much every trope listed under FamilyTropes, SiblingTropes and TheParentTrope. As a result of this and rather poor writing, many audiences disdain them, but they've also gained enough of a following to provide a character page.
24th Mar '16 7:38:42 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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Plays straight pretty much every trope listed under FamilyTropes, SiblingTropes and TheParentTrope.

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* ABoyAndHisX: Beans the frog is Mark's confidant. [[spoiler: The fact that nobody seems to care about Beans' death is what convinces Mark to run away.]]

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* AbortedArc: Charles's conflict with the city kids in the first film.
* ABoyAndHisX: Beans the frog is Mark's confidant. best friend. [[spoiler: The fact that he dies and nobody seems to care about Beans' death is what convinces causes Mark to run away.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Tom mentions in the opening scene with Kate about how the family could do with change, citing the bed's mattress as an example. This foreshadows pretty much everything that happens over the course of the film without drawing explicit reference to it, as many things change for the Baker family over the course of the film: Shake's offer for Tom to coach the Stallions, which in turn relocates the family to a new home and offers Tom the chance for his dream job, Kate's book getting published, Tom having to look after the kids and house on his own when Kate goes off on her book tour, and Mark running away, which not only causes Nora to dump Hank when he refuses to help her look for him, but causes the family to become closer.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Tom A fairly obvious example in which Steve's character mentions in the opening scene with Kate about first how the family could do with change, citing the bed's mattress as an example. This foreshadows pretty much everything that happens change---of which a lot, of course ends up happening over the course of the film without drawing explicit reference to it, as many things change for the Baker family over the course of the film: Shake's offer for Tom to coach the Stallions, which in turn relocates the family to a new home and offers Tom the chance for his dream job, Kate's book getting published, Tom having to look after the kids and house on his own when Kate goes off on her book tour, and Mark running away, which not only causes Nora to dump Hank when he refuses to help her look for him, but causes the family to become closer.film.



* ItsAllAboutMe: Hank. He's a self-absorbed model and actor who worries about what the Baker kids will do to him when he and Nora visit (to be honest, though, he is right to worry, after they set his pants on fire), because of what it could potentially do to his image and career. Nora doesn't see him for what he is (or plain doesn't want to) until Mark runs away and Hank doesn't care at all, preferring to watch a commercial of himself on TV instead of going to help, causing Nora to dump him.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Hank. He's Hank, who is a self-absorbed model and actor who worries about what the Baker kids will do to him when he and Nora visit (to be honest, though, he is right to worry, after they set his pants on fire), because of what it could potentially do to his image and career. fire). Nora doesn't see him for what he is (or plain doesn't want to) until Mark runs away and Hank doesn't care at all, preferring to watch a commercial of himself on TV instead of going to help, causing Nora to dump him.help.



** Hank ends up being this. He's a ChildHater (although in a somewhat understandable way), [[ItsAllAboutMe is very self-centered]] and refuses to go with Nora when Mark has run away, because he's too busy watching himself on TV. It's this that causes Nora to see Hank for what he is and dump him.

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** Hank ends up being this. He's a ChildHater (although in a somewhat understandable way), [[ItsAllAboutMe is very self-centered]] and refuses to go with Nora when Mark has run away, because he's too busy watching himself on TV. It's this that causes Nora to see Hank for what he is and dump him. a degree. See ItsAllAboutMe.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Most of the kids. Sure, they dont care much when Mark announced Beans had died, but they still felt bad when he ran away, and still see him as very much a brother and member of the family.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Most of the kids. Sure, they kids, who pull pranks and dont care much when Mark announced Beans had died, their brother's frog dies, but they still felt feel bad when he ran away, and still see him as very much a brother and member of the family.
24th Mar '16 8:46:53 AM OffTheDeepEnd
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** Hank. He's a ChildHater, [[ItsAllAboutMe is very self-centered]] and refuses to go with Nora when Mark has run away, because he's too busy watching himself on TV. It's this that causes Nora to see Hank for what he is and dump him.

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** Hank. Hank ends up being this. He's a ChildHater, ChildHater (although in a somewhat understandable way), [[ItsAllAboutMe is very self-centered]] and refuses to go with Nora when Mark has run away, because he's too busy watching himself on TV. It's this that causes Nora to see Hank for what he is and dump him.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Most of the Baker kids. Sure, they may not have cared much when Mark announced Beans had died, but they still felt bad when he ran away, and still see him as very much a brother and member of the family.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Most of the Baker kids. Sure, they may not have cared dont care much when Mark announced Beans had died, but they still felt bad when he ran away, and still see him as very much a brother and member of the family.
23rd Mar '16 3:36:46 PM akaun6899
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: "You soaked his underpants in meat. That was ''wrong''. Funny! But ''wrong.''"

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: "You soaked his underpants in meat. That was is so ''wrong''. Funny! But ''wrong.''"
23rd Mar '16 3:34:44 PM akaun6899
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VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory, in that there was a [[Literature/CheaperByTheDozen 1948 book]] and 1950 FilmOfTheBook also called ''Cheaper by the Dozen'' which had a family with twelve kids in it. The [[Literature/CheaperByTheDozen original book]] is set in the 1920s and was written by Frank Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. That's the only similarity. The Gilbreth children were: Anne, Mary (1906-1912), Ernestine, Martha, Frank Jr., William, Lillian, Frederick, Daniel, John, Robert and Jane. The authors wrote a sequel called ''Belles on Their Toes'' which follows the family after Frank Gilbreth, Sr's death. Mrs. Lillian Gilbreth (the mother) served as an adviser to five American presidents (Hoover, Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson); she and her husband are part of a permanent exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution. As of July 2010, Frederick is the last surviving sibling of the original twelve.

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VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory, in that there was a [[Literature/CheaperByTheDozen 1948 book]] and 1950 FilmOfTheBook also called ''Cheaper by the Dozen'' which had a family with twelve kids in it. The [[Literature/CheaperByTheDozen original book]] is set in the 1920s and was written by Frank Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. That's the only similarity. The Gilbreth children were: Anne, Mary (1906-1912), Ernestine, Martha, Frank Jr., William, Lillian, Frederick, Daniel, John, Robert and Jane. The authors wrote a sequel called ''Belles on Their Toes'' which follows the family after Frank Gilbreth, Sr's death. Mrs. Lillian Gilbreth (the mother) served as an adviser to five American presidents (Hoover, Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson); she and her husband are part of a permanent exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution. As of July 2010, Frederick is the The last surviving sibling child, Frederick, passed away in December of the original twelve.
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21st Mar '16 8:44:44 PM akaun6899
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