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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'':
** In "Former Student Visits", Miss Brooks is worried that a visiting former student (who's now a doctor) will reveal her true age (her early thirties) to Mr. Boynton's mother. Mr. Boynton's mother was advising her son to marry a young woman. The cat gets out of the bag; fortunately Miss Brooks' former student's ''father'' was a student of Mr. Boynton's mother in elementary school. The elder Mrs. Boynton then suggests her son marry a woman his age.
** In TheMovie GrandFinale, the elder Mrs. Boynton appears near the end of the picture. Agreeing to board with Mrs. Davis, she frees Phillip Boynton to marry Connie Brooks and give Connie [[KarmicJackpot a much deserved]] and [[SeriesGoal long desired]] HappilyEverAfter.

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'':
** In "Former Student Visits", Miss Brooks is worried that a visiting former student (who's now a doctor) will reveal her true age (her early thirties) to Mr. Boynton's mother. Mr. Boynton's mother was advising her son to marry a young woman. The cat gets out of the bag; fortunately Miss Brooks' former student's ''father'' was a student of Mr. Boynton's mother in elementary school. The elder Mrs. Boynton then suggests her son marry a woman his age.
** In TheMovie GrandFinale, the elder Mrs. Boynton appears near the end of the picture. Agreeing to board with Mrs. Davis, she frees Phillip Boynton to marry Connie Brooks and give Connie [[KarmicJackpot a much deserved]] and [[SeriesGoal long desired]] HappilyEverAfter.

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3rd Jul '17 11:48:01 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E12TopDuck Top Duck]]": The ordinarily relaxed Launchpad [[WellDoneSonGuy becomes absolutely desperate to have some way to show off for his parents]] when he hears they're coming into town, which might suggest they're super-critical...but it turns out they're already quite proud of their son, who has spent years freaking out unnecessarily.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'', "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E12TopDuck Top Duck]]": The ordinarily relaxed Launchpad [[WellDoneSonGuy becomes absolutely desperate to have some way to show off for his parents]] when he hears they're coming into town, which might suggest they're super-critical...but it turns out they're already quite proud of their son, who has spent years freaking out unnecessarily.
29th Jun '17 6:47:18 PM Odacon_Spy
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** Ross is dreading a visit from Rachel's father. It starts out as badly as he feared, but they soon find common ground criticizing Rachel.

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** Ross is dreading a visit from Rachel's father. It starts out as badly as he feared, but then he finds that they soon find common ground have one like in common: criticizing Rachel.Rachel over her questionable life choices. They soon start getting along at Rachel's expense.
29th Jun '17 6:43:06 PM Odacon_Spy
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', Raz spends the entire game complaining about his father, and how he won't let him be a psychic due to an old family curse. Raz even ends up battling his own mind's demonic version -- green skin, tattered clothing, evil cackling -- of his father. This trope occurs when [[spoiler:Raz's father, a regular old nice guy, uses his psychic powers to enter Raz's own mind to save him, and is genuinely saddened by the way his son views him]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', Raz spends the entire game complaining about his father, and how he won't let him be a psychic due to an old family curse. Raz even ends up battling his own mind's demonic version -- green skin, tattered clothing, evil cackling -- of his father. This trope occurs when [[spoiler:Raz's father, a regular old nice guy, uses his own psychic powers to enter Raz's own mind to save him, and is genuinely saddened by the way his son views him]].
8th May '17 5:51:59 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E12TopDuck Top Duck]]": The ordinarily relaxed Launchpad [[WellDoneSonGuy becomes absolutely desperate to have some way to show off for his parents]] when he hears they're coming into town, which might suggest they're super-critical...but it turns out they're already quite proud of their son, who has spent years freaking out unnecessarily.
20th Jan '17 11:04:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* An episode of ''KappaMikey'' uses a distant permutation of this.. Mikey lies to a reporter about his life in Tokyo, then forces his castmates into an elaborate ruse to fool his parents when they come to visit after reading the article, making them cancel a vacation at the beach for a visit that, ultimately, never comes: killer bees force the airport to close, and Mikey then decides, rather than coming clean, to go find stand-ins for his parents and fake the visit. Needless to say, everything falls apart in utterly ridiculous ways.

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* An episode of ''KappaMikey'' ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey'' uses a distant permutation of this.. Mikey lies to a reporter about his life in Tokyo, then forces his castmates into an elaborate ruse to fool his parents when they come to visit after reading the article, making them cancel a vacation at the beach for a visit that, ultimately, never comes: killer bees force the airport to close, and Mikey then decides, rather than coming clean, to go find stand-ins for his parents and fake the visit. Needless to say, everything falls apart in utterly ridiculous ways.
20th Jan '17 11:03:53 AM Morgenthaler
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--> '''Barney:''' If you were just gonna be some lame suburban dad� [[CallingTheOldManOut why couldn't you have been that for me?!]]

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--> '''Barney:''' If you were just gonna be some lame suburban dad� dad... [[CallingTheOldManOut why couldn't you have been that for me?!]]
20th Jan '17 11:03:28 AM Morgenthaler
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6th Oct '16 7:51:36 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Everworld}},'' [[MagnificentBitch Senna]] goes to meet her mother in Everworld-Egypt fully expecting her to be an all-powerful witch who may well choose to smack the crap out of her. Instead she discovers that her mother is little more than a sycophantic servant of [[StrawFeminist the Amazons]] and nowhere near the intelligent villainess that her daughter grew up to be. If anything, Senna seems angry that [[ParentalAbandonment she was abandoned]] for a life that wound up being so pointless.

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* In ''{{Everworld}},'' ''Literature/{{Everworld}},'' [[MagnificentBitch Senna]] goes to meet her mother in Everworld-Egypt fully expecting her to be an all-powerful witch who may well choose to smack the crap out of her. Instead she discovers that her mother is little more than a sycophantic servant of [[StrawFeminist the Amazons]] and nowhere near the intelligent villainess that her daughter grew up to be. If anything, Senna seems angry that [[ParentalAbandonment she was abandoned]] for a life that wound up being so pointless.
4th Apr '16 11:02:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* There was a version of this in ''WillAndGrace'' where Jack envisioned his stepdad as cold, unloving, and ubermacho. When the gang visited him, he was a friendly guy who got along very well with Jack's son.

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* There was a version of this in ''WillAndGrace'' ''Series/WillAndGrace'' where Jack envisioned his stepdad as cold, unloving, and ubermacho. When the gang visited him, he was a friendly guy who got along very well with Jack's son.



* On ''{{Spaced}}'', Brian's mother visits and he spends the whole episode pretending to be a lawyer, only to discover that she'd always wished he was an artist. Then he gets to reveal to her that he actually is!
* In an episode of ''TheMonkees'', Davy's grandfather is flying in from England for a visit, under the impression that Davy is a big star. Panicked, Davy convinces the rest of the band to pose as his chauffer, houseboy, and personal chef to keep up appearances. Of course, given what show we're talking about, it fails, but the grandfather allows him to stay (rather than taking him back to England) because he has "such loyal friends".

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* On ''{{Spaced}}'', ''Series/{{Spaced}}'', Brian's mother visits and he spends the whole episode pretending to be a lawyer, only to discover that she'd always wished he was an artist. Then he gets to reveal to her that he actually is!
* In an episode of ''TheMonkees'', ''Series/TheMonkees'', Davy's grandfather is flying in from England for a visit, under the impression that Davy is a big star. Panicked, Davy convinces the rest of the band to pose as his chauffer, houseboy, and personal chef to keep up appearances. Of course, given what show we're talking about, it fails, but the grandfather allows him to stay (rather than taking him back to England) because he has "such loyal friends".
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