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9th Mar '16 12:38:11 PM Hossmeister
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* Variation: the awkward father-''daughter'' bonding between Veronica and her father in ''BetterOffTed''. For years the two of them have interacted mostly through corporate espionage and trying to one-up each other, but when Veronica's father develops terminal cancer they make some awkward attempts at spending time together. They quickly decide that they preferred the corporate espionage.

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* Variation: the awkward father-''daughter'' bonding between Veronica and her father in ''BetterOffTed''.''Series/BetterOffTed''. For years the two of them have interacted mostly through corporate espionage and trying to one-up each other, but when Veronica's father develops terminal cancer they make some awkward attempts at spending time together. They quickly decide that they preferred the corporate espionage.
2nd Mar '16 5:21:04 AM Freezer
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* In ''ComicStrip/BigNate'', the title character's dad tends to leap at the chance for some sports bonding, despite being hopelessly un-athletic. Baseball is the most frequent culprit, but football and golf have also made appearances.
27th Feb '16 2:29:31 PM PurrElise
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* In ''TotalDrama Presents: The Ridonculous Race,'' one of the teams is a BumblingDad named Dwayne and his [[WackyParentSeriousChild far savvier]] thirteen-year-old son Junior. Dwayne mentions that he spends most of his time at the office and is happy for this bonding time, even though Junior [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents doesn't seem to share the feeling]].

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* In ''TotalDrama Presents: The Ridonculous Race,'' ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' one of the teams is a BumblingDad named Dwayne and his [[WackyParentSeriousChild far savvier]] thirteen-year-old son Junior. Dwayne mentions that he spends most of his time at the office and is happy for this bonding time, even though Junior [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents doesn't seem to share the feeling]].
30th Dec '15 9:34:09 AM Chabal2
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* Halfway GenderFlipped in one ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' episode, where Barnaby's daughter Cully is in town and wants to spend time with her dad. Unfortunately, there's a murder case that causes him to go back to work at the least convenient times (which happens in every episode, but his wife is used to it by now).
22nd Nov '15 10:28:51 AM nombretomado
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* Happens many, MANY times in ''{{Foxtrot}}''. An example:

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* Happens many, MANY times in ''{{Foxtrot}}''.''ComicStrip/FoxTrot''. An example:
1st Nov '15 5:19:52 PM nombretomado
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* It's not ''playing'' baseball, but in ''{{Ragtime}}'', when things are really starting to fall apart for the family, Father (who has been mostly neglectful) decides to take the Little Boy to see a baseball game whether he wants to go or not. In the end, Father is the one who has a miserable time (the game has more swearing, spitting, and immigrants than he remembered), while the Little Boy finds it all quite interesting.

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* It's not ''playing'' baseball, but in ''{{Ragtime}}'', ''Literature/{{Ragtime}}'', when things are really starting to fall apart for the family, Father (who has been mostly neglectful) decides to take the Little Boy to see a baseball game whether he wants to go or not. In the end, Father is the one who has a miserable time (the game has more swearing, spitting, and immigrants than he remembered), while the Little Boy finds it all quite interesting.
13th Sep '15 12:57:22 PM nombretomado
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* In the Pilot of ''NoOrdinaryFamily'' Jim tries to get the other members of the family interested in family bonding, including throwing the football around. Nobody cares to do so. The trip that they take where they have a plane crash and get their powers was another family bonding attempt.

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* In the Pilot of ''NoOrdinaryFamily'' ''Series/NoOrdinaryFamily'' Jim tries to get the other members of the family interested in family bonding, including throwing the football around. Nobody cares to do so. The trip that they take where they have a plane crash and get their powers was another family bonding attempt.
13th Sep '15 11:47:56 AM JoeMerl
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* In ''TotalDrama Presents: The Ridonculous Race,'' one of the teams is a BumblingDad named Dwayne and his [[WackyParentSeriousChild far savvier]] thirteen-year-old son Junior. Dwayne mentions that he spends most of his time at the office and is happy for this bonding time, even though Junior [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents doesn't seem to share the feeling]].
17th Aug '15 5:46:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* In an attempt to masculine his son, Ludovic's father in ''MyLifeInPink'' enrolls him in a soccer team. Ludo fails miserably at it though.

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* In an attempt to masculine his son, Ludovic's father in ''MyLifeInPink'' ''Film/MaVieEnRose'' enrolls him in a soccer team. Ludo fails miserably at it though.
24th May '15 10:30:10 AM Duffan
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* In That70sShow, Kitty once convinced Red to take Eric (along with the other males from the main cast) hunting in an attempt to get them to bond. They wind up spending the day in a tree with Red berating Eric for missing a shot at a deer. At the end of the trip, Eric demonstrates that he's a good shot by hitting a can off a fence and explains that he consciously decided not to kill the deer, which gains him some respect from Red, who would rather his son be a pacifist than a lousy shot. He then spoils any actual bonding by shooting a deer himself in utter disregard to Eric.
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