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15th Dec '17 11:32:07 PM BoukenDutch
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* ''Literature/SleepingBeauties'': As early as day one of the Aurora epidemic, Linny Mars, dispatcher at Dooling's sheriff's department, keeps getting countless emergency calls from men who have no clue how to take care of their male children now that their wifes have gone to sleep. One even ask her if FEMA is setting up a facility to take care of the children.
28th Nov '17 6:43:15 PM foxley
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* Arnie Barkley of ''The Barkleys'' swaps places with his wife Agnes in the episode "Lib and Let Lib". While he doesn't exactly ''fail'' at housework, per say, he DOES find it harder than he expected (except for bed-making, which he apparently excelled at in the army).

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* Arnie Barkley of ''The Barkleys'' ''WesternAnimation/TheBarkleys'' swaps places with his wife Agnes in the episode "Lib and Let Lib". While he doesn't exactly ''fail'' at housework, per say, he DOES find it harder than he expected (except for bed-making, which he apparently excelled at in the army).
23rd Sep '17 4:52:28 PM Clanger00
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Other times the wife and husband [[SwappedRoles switch jobs]], to see whose is "easiest". In this variation the wife also soon finds that the husband's job isn't nearly as easy as she thought it'd be. A lesson is learned by both to appreciate more what the other does. (A common subversion of the dual lesson learned is for the wife to head home ready to admit she was wrong, only for the husband to declare his surrender the minute she walks in the door--[[TheUnfairSex she then swallows her apology and agrees that the husband has learned his lesson and she'll "let him off easy".]] Sometimes a DoubleSubversion follows.) Related to FeminineWomenCanCook.

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Other times the wife and husband [[SwappedRoles switch jobs]], to see whose is "easiest". In this variation the wife also soon finds that the husband's job isn't nearly as easy as she thought it'd be. A lesson is learned by both to appreciate more what the other does. (A common subversion of the dual lesson learned is for the wife to head home ready to admit she was wrong, only for the husband to declare his surrender the minute she walks in the door--[[TheUnfairSex she then swallows her apology and agrees that the husband has learned his lesson and she'll "let him off easy".]] Sometimes a DoubleSubversion follows.) Related to FeminineWomenCanCook.
24th Jun '17 1:15:43 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Played straight and inverted in ''WesternAnimation/FIsForFamily''. Frank obviously hates being stuck with domestic duties while Sue works at her job and has to take over as breadwinner for a stretch. At the same time, Sue finds that ''having'' to hold down a job is so miserable and stressful that she starts to look back fondly on being a homemaker.
29th Mar '17 10:59:35 AM CynicalBastardo
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** This was subverted in a series of adverts for Flash cleaning products during TheNineties, where the husband would show surprising competence in cleaning the house by using Flash instead of the generic BrandX stuff the wife normally used.
11th Jan '17 10:12:41 AM fruitstripegum
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* Arnie Barkley of ''The Barkleys'' swaps places with his wife Agnes in the episode "Lib and Let Lib". While he doesn't exactly ''fail'' at housework, per say, he DOES find it harder than he expected (except for bed-making, which he apparently excelled at in the army).
23rd Oct '16 3:08:32 PM Pamina
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* ''Series/ILoveLucy'' used this trope in the famous "chocolate factory" episode. Ricky kept on making iron marks on the clothes, made the nylon stockings into cardboard, and caused a huge mess in the kitchen.

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* ''Series/ILoveLucy'' used the "job switching" version of this trope in the famous "chocolate factory" episode. Ricky kept on making iron marks on the clothes, made the nylon stockings into cardboard, and caused a huge mess in the kitchen.
21st Oct '16 12:08:26 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fancomic ''Webcomic/LifeOfMaid'' had an arc where [[NinjaMaid Sakuya]] goes to a conference in England, leaving the Scarlet Devil Mansion crew to fend for themselves. [[ButtMonkey Meiling]] and Flandre play the trope straight, but just when it looks like the entire place is going to fall apart Remilia flips out and becomes a whirlwind of cooking, cleaning BadAss.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fancomic ''Webcomic/LifeOfMaid'' had an arc where [[NinjaMaid Sakuya]] goes to a conference in England, leaving the Scarlet Devil Mansion crew to fend for themselves. [[ButtMonkey Meiling]] and Flandre play the trope straight, but just when it looks like the entire place is going to fall apart Remilia flips out and becomes a whirlwind of cooking, cleaning BadAss.badass.
18th Oct '16 4:11:47 AM jamespolk
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* In ''Film/SaltOfTheEarth'' Juan is compelled to do this when 1) he and all the other miners go on strike, and 2) a Taft-Hartley injunction forces the union to send all the miners' wives, including Juan's wife Esperanza, to man the picket line. Juan hates it, and a rift develops between him and Esmeralda.
15th Sep '16 2:24:50 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* The movie ''Film/MrMom'', staring Michael Keaton.
* Creator/RobinWilliams in the beginning of ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'' was clearly going for this trope, though disguising himself as the eponymous housekeeper he had to improve in a hurry.
* Happened in ''Film/TheSantaClause'' when the Christmas turkey at the beginning caught on fire. Repeatedly.

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* The movie ''Film/MrMom'', staring Michael Keaton.
Keaton, is about a regular businessman who grapples with becoming a house husband when he loses his job and his wife returns to ''her'' old job.
* Creator/RobinWilliams in the beginning of ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'' was clearly going for this trope, though disguising himself as the eponymous housekeeper he had has to improve in a hurry.
* Happened in ''Film/TheSantaClause'' when the Christmas turkey at the beginning caught catches on fire. Repeatedly.
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