History Film / Waitress

17th Nov '17 8:12:26 AM QueenofSwords
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* SympatheticAdulterer: Jenna, who has an abusive husband. Becky, whose husband is barely there (physically ''and'' mentally speaking), also counts. [[spoiler:Averted with Dr. Pomatter, whose wife is slightly obnoxious at worst in the short time she's seen.]]

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* SympatheticAdulterer: Jenna, who has an abusive husband. Becky, whose husband is barely there (physically ''and'' mentally speaking), also counts. [[spoiler:Averted [[spoiler:Likely averted with Dr. Pomatter, whose wife is slightly obnoxious at worst in the short time she's seen.seen, although it's implied he's unhappily married.]]
17th Nov '17 8:11:45 AM QueenofSwords
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* SympatheticAdulterer: Jenna, who has an abusive husband. Becky, whose husband is barely there (mentally speaking), also counts.

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* SympatheticAdulterer: Jenna, who has an abusive husband. Becky, whose husband is barely there (mentally (physically ''and'' mentally speaking), also counts.counts. [[spoiler:Averted with Dr. Pomatter, whose wife is slightly obnoxious at worst in the short time she's seen.]]
17th Nov '17 8:08:14 AM QueenofSwords
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* SheCleansUpNicely: Dawn could be very pretty.

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* SheCleansUpNicely: Dawn could can be very pretty.pretty.
* SympatheticAdulterer: Jenna, who has an abusive husband. Becky, whose husband is barely there (mentally speaking), also counts.
* ThousandYardStare: Jenna. Sometimes, it's PlayedForLaughs, but it's just as often used to show how much of a BrokenBird Jenna is.
17th Nov '17 8:01:59 AM QueenofSwords
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* HateSink: Earl has ''zero'' redeeming qualities.



* ManChild: [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation One way to see Earl.]] Bordering on PsychopathicManChild territory.


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* PsychopathicManChild: Earl, who's a pathetic whiner ''at best''.
27th Oct '17 8:47:21 AM cordychase
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-->'''Becky:''' Okay, so fire me!
-->'''Cal:''' Okay, I will!
-->'''Becky:''' Okay, then do!
-->''[[HeldGaze (intense eye contact)]]''
21st Oct '17 5:38:51 PM cordychase
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* IncompatibleOrientation: Cal's wife Ethel may or may not be gay; the fact they haven't slept together in fifteen years is why [[spoiler: he's having an affair with Becky.]] PlayedForLaughs.
-->'''Becky:''' "What kind of man leaves his wife just because she's gay?"
21st Oct '17 5:34:38 PM cordychase
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* ItsAllAboutMe: Earl claims to love Jenna but he treats her like his property, not as a loved one or even just as a person. He even makes her promise not to love the baby more than him.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Earl claims to love Jenna but he treats her like his property, not as a loved one or even just as a person. He even makes her promise not to love the baby more than him. (In the musical, he reminds her of this promise ''immediately after'' she finishes giving birth.)



* PetTheDog: Rather deconstructed. Earl has a breakdown, cries about the possibility of losing Jenna and permits her to buy a crib for the baby. If anything, it does portray the abusive marriage even more realistically. Such PetTheDog moments in a husband like this are probably what makes leaving a cruel man harder.

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* PetTheDog: Rather deconstructed. Earl has a breakdown, cries about the possibility of losing Jenna and permits her to buy a crib for the baby. If anything, it does portray the abusive marriage even more realistically. Such PetTheDog moments in a husband like this are probably what makes leaving a cruel man harder.harder, because after all, look, he can be good ''sometimes'', so maybe he can be good ''all'' the time, if only you just keep trying. They're the "honeymoon phase" in the cycle of abuse.
18th Mar '17 12:14:29 PM nombretomado
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* {{Adorkable}}: Dr. Pomatter, in ''spades''. Then again, he is played by NathanFillion.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Dr. Pomatter, in ''spades''. Then again, he is played by NathanFillion.Creator/NathanFillion.



* BuffySpeak: Lots, and it tends to be delivered by the adorable neurotic Dr. Pomatter. But considering [[NathanFillion who plays him]], that's no stretch.

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* BuffySpeak: Lots, and it tends to be delivered by the adorable neurotic Dr. Pomatter. But considering [[NathanFillion [[Creator/NathanFillion who plays him]], that's no stretch.
3rd Jan '17 11:23:44 AM DrOO7
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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: On Broadway, despite openly admitting that she isn't happy about the pregnancy, Jenna says, "I'm not going to do. . .that", when Dr. Pomatter naturally assumes that this means that she wants to terminate it.
1st Jul '16 8:22:52 AM eleanorofaquitaine
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As of April 24, 2016 there is now a musical version on Broadway with music by Sara Bareilles and a book by Jessie Nelson, starring Jessie Mueller as Jenna Hunterson.
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