History Film / CheaperByTheDozen

17th May '16 6:55:21 AM axle-k89
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* BigBrotherInstinct: The kids have this for each other. When Jake, Jessica, Mike and Kim find out Mark is being bullied at school, they go to town on them.

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* BigBrotherInstinct: The kids have this for each other. When Jake, Jessica, Mike and Kim find out Mark is being bullied at school, they go to town on them. meet the bullies and give them some LaserGuidedKarma.
17th May '16 6:53:27 AM axle-k89
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** Even Tom gets hints of this. He moves the family to Chicago even when none of the kids want to do it, just so he can pursue his dream job and look good in front of Shake (Charlie says later that Shake was a superstar in high school, whereas Tom was a loser, while he is CallingTheOldManOut), and becomes something of a workaholic so doesn't see the kids' side when they're either ignored or punished for fighting in school, but of course he still cares very much about the family and Kate and [[spoiler:eventually gives up the coaching job so he can get another job closer to home.]]* LaserGuidedKarma: The bullies who knocked Mark's glasses off and pulled his hat down over his eyes get their comeuppance when Jake, Mike, Jessica and Kim find out and give them a taste of their own medicine, even if it results in them being punished for it.

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** Even Tom gets hints of this. He moves the family to Chicago even when none of the kids want to do it, just so he can pursue his dream job and look good in front of Shake (Charlie says later that Shake was a superstar in high school, whereas Tom was a loser, while he is CallingTheOldManOut), and becomes something of a workaholic so doesn't see the kids' side when they're either ignored or punished for fighting in school, but of course he still cares very much about the family and Kate and [[spoiler:eventually gives up the coaching job so he can get another job closer to home.]]* ]]
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LaserGuidedKarma: The bullies who knocked Mark's glasses off and pulled his hat down over his eyes get their comeuppance when Jake, Mike, Jessica and Kim find out and give them a taste of their own medicine, even if it results in them being punished for it.
17th May '16 6:52:50 AM axle-k89
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* BigBrotherInstinct: The kids have this for each other. When Jake, Jessica, Mike and Kim find out Mark is being bullied at school, they go to town on them.


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** Even Tom gets hints of this. He moves the family to Chicago even when none of the kids want to do it, just so he can pursue his dream job and look good in front of Shake (Charlie says later that Shake was a superstar in high school, whereas Tom was a loser, while he is CallingTheOldManOut), and becomes something of a workaholic so doesn't see the kids' side when they're either ignored or punished for fighting in school, but of course he still cares very much about the family and Kate and [[spoiler:eventually gives up the coaching job so he can get another job closer to home.]]* LaserGuidedKarma: The bullies who knocked Mark's glasses off and pulled his hat down over his eyes get their comeuppance when Jake, Mike, Jessica and Kim find out and give them a taste of their own medicine, even if it results in them being punished for it.


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* PayEvilUntoEvil: The kids' pranks against Hank, who is more {{Jerkass}} than evil, but it still counts.
** Mark's bullies are given a dose of LaserGuidedKarma when Jake, Mike, Jessica and Kim find out what they did to Mark.
17th May '16 6:44:11 AM axle-k89
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* CallingTheOldManOut: Tom gets this from Charlie [[spoiler:after Charlie is kicked off the football team due to being bullied. At the end of it, Charlie warns Tom that once he graduates, he's leaving.]]

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* CallingTheOldManOut: Tom gets this from Charlie [[spoiler:after Charlie is kicked off the football team due to being bullied. ]] At the end of it, Charlie warns Tom that once he graduates, he's leaving.]]
17th May '16 6:43:34 AM axle-k89
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* CallingTheOldManOut: Tom gets this from Charlie [[spoiler:after Charlie is kicked off the football team due to being bullied. At the end of it, Charlie warns Tom that once he graduates, he's leaving.]]


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** Charlie implies he will do this once he graduates, after CallingTheOldManOut.
17th May '16 6:35:40 AM axle-k89
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: A fairly obvious example in which Steve's character mentions in the first how the family could do with change---of which a lot, of course ends up happening over the course of the film.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: A fairly obvious example in which Steve's character Tom mentions in the first scene how the family could do with change---of which a lot, of course course, ends up happening over the course of the film.
17th May '16 6:32:12 AM axle-k89
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* IronicEcho: In the same scene. After Kate tells Tina Mark has run away, Tina says that twelve is just too big a number of kids to have. Kate throws the insult back in her face at the end of the scene.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Most of the kids, who pull pranks and dont care much when their brother's frog dies, but they still feel 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, who pull pranks and dont don't care much when their brother's Mark's frog dies, but they still feel bad when he ran away, and so still see him as very much a brother and member of the family.



* MassiveNumberedSiblings: The Baker clan has, well, a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin dozen]].

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* MassiveNumberedSiblings: The Baker clan has, well, a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin dozen]].dozen]], seven sons (Charlie, Henry, Jake, Mark, Nigel and Kyle) and five daughters (Nora, Lorraine, Sarah, Jessica and Kim).



* 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.

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* MyBelovedSmother: Tina acts this way towards Dylan, who wanted "one perfect child", though it's implied Dylan wanted siblings.
* 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. To be fair to them, the cause of some of their unhappiness ''is'' Tom's fault, though much of the chaos is squarely down to the kids.
* NoSympathy: Tina to Kate after Mark has run away, saying that twelve children is too many.
* OhCrap: The chandelier contractor after he falls off the ladder and sees the chandelier about to fall on top of him. [[RunningGag Again]].


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* RuleOfPool: Invoked by the kids as the first part of the plan to get rid of Hank when he first arrives, resulting him in being tripped with a garden hose and landing in a paddling pool.
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.
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