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** OswaldTheLuckyRabbit provides another aversion. In one of the Oswald shorts, "Poor Papa", Oswald has so many kids he tries to kill the stork.

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** OswaldTheLuckyRabbit WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit provides another aversion. In one of the Oswald shorts, "Poor Papa", Oswald has so many kids he tries to kill the stork.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' started out with an unusual solution to this trope: while Ben's and Gwen's parents were mentioned occasionally, ''every'' adult to appear on the show who was related to a child was a grandparent. (Eliminating the middle man, indeed.) The first depiction of a direct parent/child relationship occurred in the third season, and the trope was abandoned entirely in the fourth season.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'': Fred and Wilma have Pebbles and Wilma was even shown as being pregnant onscreen. Bamm-Bamm, on the other hand, was adopted.
* Max Goof, the son of Goofy, whose [[MissingMom lack of a mother]] was actually addressed a few times. Interestingly, he seems to have been [[GodCreatedCanonForeigner more or less accepted]] in the 'modern' (if not iconic) Disney canon.
** Goofy's wife (among other female... anthropomorphic dogs?) was shown and heard quite frequently in the old '50s cartoons, but as TheFaceless, probably because the animators of the time couldn't bring themselves to draw a sufficiently silly looking female face to match with the male characters.
* In ''{{WesternAnimation/MASK}}'', Matt Trakker has a son, Scott, with no sign of a mother. Although it's curiously never mentioned in the series, the comics, toyline and even the novelisations of cartoon episodes all identify Scott as being adopted.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'': Filburt (male turtle) and Dr. Hutchinson (female cat) not only get married, but have several children together, all hatched from a giant egg (one looks inexplicably disturbingly like Heffer, who, uh, [[LamarckWasRight kept the egg warm]].)
* Sylvester the Cat had a son, Sylvester Jr. Mrs. Sylvester is shown in only one 1960s cartoon, "Goldimouse and the Three Cats".
* The bulldog [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spike_%28Tom_and_Jerry%29 Spike]] from the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_and_Jerry_%28MGM%29 Tom and Jerry]]'' cartoons has a pup called Tyke, who featured in an extremely short lived spin-off ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spike_and_Tyke Spike and Tyke]]'', his wife however was never seen nor mentioned.











* Phil Mendez's "Kissyfur" had a surprisingly well-written father-son relationship at its core. (Incidentally, the show was originally to be named "Bear Roots" and to this day nobody knows how Mendez was convinced "Kissyfur" would be a better title.)
** As I recall, the prime time special that preceded the ongoing series established that the mother died while performing in the circus the family originally belonged to. That was why the father decided escape with his son to the swamp.
* WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck in his first episode adopted a daughter, Gosalyn. She's more than happy with the idea of crimefighting being a family business, too. Apparently Saint Canard was willing to let a single father adopt what up until (and, apparently, after) then was a very ... spirited young girl. [[HoYay Or they may have assumed some things about Launchpad.]] There's even neighbors with two kids of their own (presumably, Gosalyn may be in their care while Darkwing's flying off around the world).
** Of course there's the possibility that they just wanted to get rid of her.

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* Phil Mendez's "Kissyfur" had In ''GeronimoStilton'', Geronimo has a surprisingly well-written father-son relationship at its core. (Incidentally, nephew, Benjamin, who apparently lives with him. The whereabouts of Benjamin's parents is not known - Geronimo has a sister and a cousin, but ''they're'' Benjamin's aunt and uncle as well. In fact, Geronimo ''himself'' has no acknowledged parents, either. He has a grandfather and various relatives in different parts of the show was originally to be named "Bear Roots" world (principally Scotland and to this day nobody knows how Mendez was convinced "Kissyfur" would be a better title.)
** As I recall, the prime time special that preceded the ongoing series established that the
an {{Expy}} of Transylvania) but no mother died while performing in the circus the family originally belonged to. That was why the father decided escape with his son to the swamp.
* WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck in his first episode adopted a daughter, Gosalyn. She's more than happy with the idea of crimefighting being a family business, too. Apparently Saint Canard was willing to let a single father adopt what up until (and, apparently, after) then was a very ... spirited young girl. [[HoYay Or they may have assumed some things about Launchpad.]] There's even neighbors with two kids of their own (presumably, Gosalyn may be in their care while Darkwing's flying off around the world).
** Of course there's the possibility that they just wanted to get rid of her.
and father.
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* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', we see the main characters' pregnant mother. Not even a minute later, she goes off-screen to give birth.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' started out with an unusual solution to this trope: while Ben's and Gwen's parents were mentioned occasionally, ''every'' adult to appear on the show who was related to a child was a grandparent. (Eliminating the middle man, indeed.) The first depiction of a direct parent/child relationship occurred in the third season, and the trope was abandoned entirely in the fourth season.



* In the Scrappy Age of Animation (1980s), ComicBook/PlasticMan in his animated series was given a son in the second season. Unlike most of his contemporary toons, Plas actually married his long-time girlfriend and had a kid. An odd fate for Hugh Hefner's favorite superhero.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'': Fred and Wilma have Pebbles and Wilma was even shown as being pregnant onscreen. Bamm-Bamm, on the Scrappy Age of Animation (1980s), ComicBook/PlasticMan other hand, was adopted.
* WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck
in his animated series first episode adopted a daughter, Gosalyn. She's more than happy with the idea of crimefighting being a family business, too. Apparently Saint Canard was given willing to let a son single father adopt what up until (and, apparently, after) then was a very ... spirited young girl. [[HoYay Or they may have assumed some things about Launchpad.]] There's even neighbors with two kids of their own (presumably, Gosalyn may be in their care while Darkwing's flying off around the second season. Unlike most world). Of course, there's the possibility that they just wanted to get rid of his contemporary toons, Plas actually married his long-time girlfriend and had a kid. An odd fate for Hugh Hefner's favorite superhero.her.



* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', we see the main characters' pregnant mother. Not even a minute later, she goes off-screen to give birth.



* In ''GeronimoStilton'', Geronimo has a nephew, Benjamin, who apparently lives with him. The whereabouts of Benjamin's parents is not known - Geronimo has a sister and a cousin, but ''they're'' Benjamin's aunt and uncle as well. In fact, Geronimo ''himself'' has no acknowledged parents, either. He has a grandfather and various relatives in different parts of the world (principally Scotland and an {{Expy}} of Transylvania) but no mother and father.

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* In ''GeronimoStilton'', Geronimo has a nephew, Benjamin, who apparently lives with him. The whereabouts Max Goof, the son of Benjamin's parents is Goofy, whose [[MissingMom lack of a mother]] was actually addressed a few times. Interestingly, he seems to have been [[GodCreatedCanonForeigner more or less accepted]] in the 'modern' (if not known - Geronimo has a sister iconic) Disney canon.
** Goofy's wife (among other female... anthropomorphic dogs?) was shown
and a cousin, heard quite frequently in the old '50s cartoons, but ''they're'' Benjamin's aunt and uncle as well. In fact, Geronimo ''himself'' has no acknowledged parents, either. He has a grandfather and various relatives in different parts TheFaceless, probably because the animators of the world (principally Scotland time couldn't bring themselves to draw a sufficiently silly looking female face to match with the male characters.
* Phil Mendez's "Kissyfur" had a surprisingly well-written father-son relationship at its core. (Incidentally, the show was originally to be named "Bear Roots"
and an {{Expy}} of Transylvania) but no to this day nobody knows how Mendez was convinced "Kissyfur" would be a better title.)
** The prime time special that preceded the ongoing series established that the
mother died while performing in the circus the family originally belonged to. That was why the father decided escape with his son to the swamp.
* In ''{{WesternAnimation/MASK}}'', Matt Trakker has a son, Scott, with no sign of a mother. Although it's curiously never mentioned in the series, the comics, toyline
and father.even the novelisations of cartoon episodes all identify Scott as being adopted.
* In the Scrappy Age of Animation (1980s), ComicBook/PlasticMan in his animated series was given a son in the second season. Unlike most of his contemporary toons, Plas actually married his long-time girlfriend and had a kid. An odd fate for Hugh Hefner's favorite superhero.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'': Filburt (male turtle) and Dr. Hutchinson (female cat) not only get married, but have several children together, all hatched from a giant egg (one looks inexplicably disturbingly like Heffer, who, uh, [[LamarckWasRight kept the egg warm]].)




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* Sylvester the Cat had a son, Sylvester Jr. Mrs. Sylvester is shown in only one 1960s cartoon, "Goldimouse and the Three Cats".
* The bulldog [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spike_%28Tom_and_Jerry%29 Spike]] from the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_and_Jerry_%28MGM%29 Tom and Jerry]]'' cartoons has a pup called Tyke, who featured in an extremely short lived spin-off ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spike_and_Tyke Spike and Tyke]]'', his wife however was never seen nor mentioned.
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6th Mar '17 5:23:27 PM Jice_Wumpkin
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* Uncle Jesse on ''DukesOfHazzard'' goes the same way as "Series/FamilyAffair". In addition, the whole extended Duke family seems to be made up almost entirely of cousins.
* In ''Series/FamilyAffair'', Uncle Bill, a bachelor, acquired his nieces, Cissy and Buffy, and nephew Jodie after his brother and sister-in-law died in a car crash.
* The ''Series/HorribleHistories'' mascot, [[BilingualBonus Rattus Rattus]], has a nephew called Scrappus who he occasionally has to look after.
* [[Series/TheMuppetShow Kermit the Frog]] sometimes had a nephew called Robin to look after. When Robin (as a tadpole) is introduced to ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', there's a very brief mention of his mother, Kermit's sister. She doesn't get a name or anything, but she exists.
** In the movie ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol'', Robin plays Tiny Tim, while Kermit plays Bob Cratchit. So in this story, Robin is Kermit's son - via ''Miss Piggy''.
** In ''Series/MuppetsTonight'', Miss Piggy acquired two nephews Andy and Randy Pig.
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' lived with her spinster aunts, Hilda and Zelda. Her parents do show up at times (these roles are rather prone to TheOtherDarrin), but she doesn't live with them. Her mortal mother has a good excuse - if Sabrina claps eyes on her, she'll turn into a ball of wax. This actually happened, although this didn't impede her mother's ability to speak, or try to have a sense of humor about it. And she did get better. Sabrina just can't look at her anymore or it will happen again. Her father just doesn't seem to be around; he lives with his second wife (Sabrina's parents are divorced) and his stepson.
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* ''Franchise/DonkeyKong'' has a few minor instances:
** The instruction booklet of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' (in the words of [[SelfDemonstrating/CrankyKong Cranky Kong]]) describes Diddy as "Donkey's little nephew wannabe." Given that they're different species (Donkey's a gorilla and Diddy's a monkey), the likelihood of them actually being related is extremely small; however, the Kong family itself spans diverse species, indicating that one needs only be a primate to be called a Kong. The quote itself seems to derive from either a writer on the Rare Scribes website (who postulated that Diddy was DK's nephew), or DK's in-game data in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' (although it should be mentioned that this was added to the English localization and wasn't in the Japanese version, suggesting this was never Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s intention).
** [[http://www.mariowiki.com/Cranky_Kong#Identity_Confusion Cranky Kong has been inconsistently identified as the father or the grandfather of the modern, tie-wearing DK.]] There is a Donkey Kong Jr. who rarely makes cameos, but presuming the grandfather/grandson relationship is correct, it means the middle generation just vanished in the ''Donkey Kong Country'' universe where there is no explicit "DK Jr."



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* ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt'' has the Vaeo family with Vince, his daughter Cypress, and his nephews/ her cousins, Nathaniel and Damien. It's been heavily implied so far that the [[NoodleIncident Vuelos Incedent]] killed off Cypress's mother and Nathaniel and Damien's real parents.
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* {{Popeye}} was sometimes seen with his nephews, Pipeye, Pupeye, Poopeye, Peepeye, although Sweet Pea arguably filled this role anyway.
** The strangest thing about Poopeye (aside from his name; seriously, what self-respecting person would answer to that?) is that he and his brothers first appeared in an episode where Olive Oyl ''dreamed about'' what might happen if she married Popeye and they had children. That cartoon was "Wimmin is a Myskery", a Fleischer short that was remade by Famous Studios as "Bride and Gloom" fourteen years later, well after the nephews had become regulars.
** As the series wore on into the 1950s, the number of nephews dropped to three, and then two. Clearly done in the name of animation economy, but it [[FridgeHorror has some unfortunate implications]].
** Also Popeye slightly subverted this by officially adopting Swee'Pea.
** In the theatrical shorts, Swee'Pea was usually portrayed as Olive's nephew. He's always been an orphan in the comics.
** Some 1960s TV shorts had Olive's bratty niece Diesel.
** Popeye would later gain a biological son, Junior, with Olive Oyl in an animated series from Creator/HannaBarbera.



* ''Stargate Infinity'' has Gus and Stacy Bonner.






* ''Franchise/DonkeyKong'' has a few minor instances:
** The instruction booklet of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' (in the words of [[SelfDemonstrating/CrankyKong Cranky Kong]]) describes Diddy as "Donkey's little nephew wannabe." Given that they're different species (Donkey's a gorilla and Diddy's a monkey), the likelihood of them actually being related is extremely small; however, the Kong family itself spans diverse species, indicating that one needs only be a primate to be called a Kong. The quote itself seems to derive from either a writer on the Rare Scribes website (who postulated that Diddy was DK's nephew), or DK's in-game data in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' (although it should be mentioned that this was added to the English localization and wasn't in the Japanese version, suggesting this was never Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s intention).
** [[http://www.mariowiki.com/Cranky_Kong#Identity_Confusion Cranky Kong has been inconsistently identified as the father or the grandfather of the modern, tie-wearing DK.]] There is a Donkey Kong Jr. who rarely makes cameos, but presuming the grandfather/grandson relationship is correct, it means the middle generation just vanished in the ''Donkey Kong Country'' universe where there is no explicit "DK Jr."
* Uncle Jesse on ''DukesOfHazzard'' goes the same way as "Series/FamilyAffair". In addition, the whole extended Duke family seems to be made up almost entirely of cousins.
** Nope, sorry, not gonna say it. ''Way'' TooEasy.
* In ''Series/FamilyAffair'', Uncle Bill, a bachelor, acquired his nieces, Cissy and Buffy, and nephew Jodie after his brother and sister-in-law died in a car crash.
* The ''Series/HorribleHistories'' mascot, [[BilingualBonus Rattus Rattus]], has a nephew called Scrappus who he occasionally has to look after.
* [[Series/TheMuppetShow Kermit the Frog]] sometimes had a nephew called Robin to look after. When Robin (as a tadpole) is introduced to ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', there's a very brief mention of his mother, Kermit's sister. She doesn't get a name or anything, but she exists.
** In the movie ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol'', Robin plays Tiny Tim, while Kermit plays Bob Cratchit. So in this story, Robin is Kermit's son - via ''Miss Piggy''.
** In ''Series/MuppetsTonight'', Miss Piggy acquired two nephews Andy and Randy Pig.
* ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt'' has the Vaeo family with Vince, his daughter Cypress, and his nephews/ her cousins, Nathaniel and Damien. It's been heavily implied so far that the [[NoodleIncident Vuelos Incedent]] killed off Cypress's mother and Nathaniel and Damien's real parents.
* {{Popeye}} was sometimes seen with his nephews, Pipeye, Pupeye, Poopeye, Peepeye, although Sweet Pea arguably filled this role anyway.
** The strangest thing about Poopeye (aside from his name; seriously, what self-respecting person would answer to that?) is that he and his brothers first appeared in an episode where Olive Oyl ''dreamed about'' what might happen if she married Popeye and they had children. That cartoon was "Wimmin is a Myskery", a Fleischer short that was remade by Famous Studios as "Bride and Gloom" fourteen years later, well after the nephews had become regulars.
** As the series wore on into the 1950s, the number of nephews dropped to three, and then two. Clearly done in the name of animation economy, but it [[FridgeHorror has some unfortunate implications]].
** Also Popeye slightly subverted this by officially adopting Swee'Pea.
** In the theatrical shorts, Swee'Pea was usually portrayed as Olive's nephew. He's always been an orphan in the comics.
** Some 1960s TV shorts had Olive's bratty niece Diesel.
** Popeye would later gain a biological son, Junior, with Olive Oyl in an animated series from Creator/HannaBarbera.
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' lived with her spinster aunts, Hilda and Zelda. Her parents do show up at times (these roles are rather prone to TheOtherDarrin), but she doesn't live with them. Her mortal mother has a good excuse - if Sabrina claps eyes on her, she'll turn into a ball of wax. This actually happened, although this didn't impede her mother's ability to speak, or try to have a sense of humor about it. And she did get better. Sabrina just can't look at her anymore or it will happen again. Her father just doesn't seem to be around; he lives with his second wife (Sabrina's parents are divorced) and his stepson.
* ''Stargate Infinity'' has Gus and Stacy Bonner.



* Max Goof, the son of Goofy, whose [[MissingMom lack of a mother]] was actually addressed a few times. Interestingly, he seems to have been [[GodCreatedCanonForeigner more or less accepted]] in the 'modern' (if not iconic) Disney canon.
** Goofy's wife (among other female... anthropomorphic dogs?) was shown and heard quite frequently in the old '50s cartoons, but as TheFaceless, probably because the animators of the time couldn't bring themselves to draw a sufficiently silly looking female face to match with the male characters.
* Sylvester the Cat had a son, Sylvester Jr. Mrs. Sylvester is shown in only one 1960s cartoon, "Goldimouse and the Three Cats".
* The whole "toons having sexual relations" idea was deconstructed in the movie ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', which portrayed toon marriage as something which could take place [[InterspeciesRomance between characters of different species]]. This would make the idea of [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction sex between them]] {{squick}}y, if sex for ''them'' were anything like it is for humans. Considering that Roger's idea of adultery was ''literally'' a game of pattycake, this probably isn't the case. (This is a change from the book, where "pattycake" was not meant literally. On the other hand, Roger and Jessica's relationship was also nowhere near as close in the book, though they were married.)
** ''Film/CoolWorld'', which came four years after ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' and had a remarkably similar premise (at least insofar as the notion of toons existing in a world which humans can ostensibly reach) also explored the notion. Being much darker and more mature, they decided the answer was not to do something ridiculous for laughs, but to literally explore the idea of sex, namely between "doodles" (toons) and "noids" (humans). It's well known in Cool World (where apparently the only humans are Creator/BradPitt and, lately, the cartoonist who draws the Cool World comic, leaving a bit of FridgeLogic considering how widespread the knowledge is) that doodles should ''never'' bang noids, but no one is quite sure why. This turns out to be more than simple racism when it turns out is that what happens is the doodle ''becomes'' a noid, at the cost of reality starting to fall apart. After the doodle-cum-noid, flickering between human and toon, pushes Brad Pitt to his death, we get another bit of FridgeLogic to give us a happy ending: ''everyone'' (except, apparently, Brad Pitt's spider partner) knows that when a doodle bumps off a noid, they become a doodle, happy, healthy, and incidentally free for sex now that pregnancy is the only ramification of note.

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* Max Goof, the son of Goofy, whose [[MissingMom lack of Swedish comic ''ComicBook/{{Bamse}}'', featuring a mother]] was actually addressed a few times. Interestingly, he seems to have been [[GodCreatedCanonForeigner more or less accepted]] in the 'modern' (if not iconic) Disney canon.
** Goofy's wife (among other female...
super-strong anthropomorphic dogs?) was shown bear, not only eventually ended up getting married and heard quite frequently in the old '50s cartoons, having children, but as TheFaceless, probably because the animators of the time couldn't bring themselves to draw a sufficiently silly looking female face to match with the male so did some important supporting characters.
* Sylvester the Cat had a son, Sylvester Jr. Mrs. Sylvester is shown in only one 1960s cartoon, "Goldimouse and the Three Cats".
* The whole "toons having sexual relations" idea was deconstructed in the movie ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', which portrayed toon marriage as something which could take place [[InterspeciesRomance between characters of different species]]. This would make the idea of [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction sex between them]] {{squick}}y, if sex for ''them'' were anything like it is for humans. Considering that Roger's idea of adultery was ''literally'' a game of pattycake, this probably isn't the case. (This is a change from the book, where "pattycake" was not meant literally. On the other hand, Roger and Jessica's relationship was also nowhere near as close in the book, though they were married.)
** ''Film/CoolWorld'', which came four years after ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' and had a remarkably similar premise (at least insofar as the notion of toons existing in a world which humans can ostensibly reach) also explored the notion. Being much darker and more mature, they decided the answer was not to do something ridiculous for laughs, but to literally explore the idea of sex, namely between "doodles" (toons) and "noids" (humans). It's well known in Cool World (where apparently the only humans are Creator/BradPitt and, lately, the cartoonist who draws the Cool World comic, leaving a bit of FridgeLogic And considering how widespread the knowledge is) that doodles should ''never'' bang noids, but no one is quite sure why. This turns out to be more than simple racism when it turns out is that what happens is educational aspirations of the doodle ''becomes'' a noid, at the cost of reality starting to fall apart. After the doodle-cum-noid, flickering between human and toon, pushes Brad Pitt to his death, we get another bit of FridgeLogic to give us a happy ending: ''everyone'' (except, apparently, Brad Pitt's spider partner) knows that when a doodle bumps off a noid, comic, they become a doodle, happy, healthy, and incidentally free for sex now that took the opportunity to explain the basics on pregnancy is the only ramification of note.and childbirth...



* The bulldog [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spike_%28Tom_and_Jerry%29 Spike]] from the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_and_Jerry_%28MGM%29 Tom and Jerry]]'' cartoons has a pup called Tyke, who featured in an extremely short lived spin-off ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spike_and_Tyke Spike and Tyke]]'', his wife however was never seen nor mentioned.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'': Filburt (male turtle) and Dr. Hutchinson (female cat) not only get married, but have several children together, all hatched from a giant egg (one looks inexplicably disturbingly like Heffer, who, uh, [[LamarckWasRight kept the egg warm]].)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'': Fred and Wilma have Pebbles and Wilma was even shown as being pregnant onscreen. Bamm-Bamm, on the other hand, was adopted.
* Swedish comic ''ComicBook/{{Bamse}}'', featuring a super-strong anthropomorphic bear, not only eventually ended up getting married and having children, but so did some important supporting characters.
** And considering the educational aspirations of the comic, they took the opportunity to explain the basics on pregnancy and childbirth...
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' started out with an unusual solution to this trope: while Ben's and Gwen's parents were mentioned occasionally, ''every'' adult to appear on the show who was related to a child was a grandparent. (Eliminating the middle man, indeed.) The first depiction of a direct parent/child relationship occurred in the third season, and the trope was abandoned entirely in the fourth season.


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* The whole "toons having sexual relations" idea was deconstructed in the movie ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', which portrayed toon marriage as something which could take place [[InterspeciesRomance between characters of different species]]. This would make the idea of [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction sex between them]] {{squick}}y, if sex for ''them'' were anything like it is for humans. Considering that Roger's idea of adultery was ''literally'' a game of pattycake, this probably isn't the case. (This is a change from the book, where "pattycake" was not meant literally. On the other hand, Roger and Jessica's relationship was also nowhere near as close in the book, though they were married.)
** ''Film/CoolWorld'', which came four years after ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' and had a remarkably similar premise (at least insofar as the notion of toons existing in a world which humans can ostensibly reach) also explored the notion. Being much darker and more mature, they decided the answer was not to do something ridiculous for laughs, but to literally explore the idea of sex, namely between "doodles" (toons) and "noids" (humans). It's well known in Cool World (where apparently the only humans are Creator/BradPitt and, lately, the cartoonist who draws the Cool World comic, leaving a bit of FridgeLogic considering how widespread the knowledge is) that doodles should ''never'' bang noids, but no one is quite sure why. This turns out to be more than simple racism when it turns out is that what happens is the doodle ''becomes'' a noid, at the cost of reality starting to fall apart. After the doodle-cum-noid, flickering between human and toon, pushes Brad Pitt to his death, we get another bit of FridgeLogic to give us a happy ending: ''everyone'' (except, apparently, Brad Pitt's spider partner) knows that when a doodle bumps off a noid, they become a doodle, happy, healthy, and incidentally free for sex now that pregnancy is the only ramification of note.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' started out with an unusual solution to this trope: while Ben's and Gwen's parents were mentioned occasionally, ''every'' adult to appear on the show who was related to a child was a grandparent. (Eliminating the middle man, indeed.) The first depiction of a direct parent/child relationship occurred in the third season, and the trope was abandoned entirely in the fourth season.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'': Fred and Wilma have Pebbles and Wilma was even shown as being pregnant onscreen. Bamm-Bamm, on the other hand, was adopted.
* Max Goof, the son of Goofy, whose [[MissingMom lack of a mother]] was actually addressed a few times. Interestingly, he seems to have been [[GodCreatedCanonForeigner more or less accepted]] in the 'modern' (if not iconic) Disney canon.
** Goofy's wife (among other female... anthropomorphic dogs?) was shown and heard quite frequently in the old '50s cartoons, but as TheFaceless, probably because the animators of the time couldn't bring themselves to draw a sufficiently silly looking female face to match with the male characters.


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* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'': Filburt (male turtle) and Dr. Hutchinson (female cat) not only get married, but have several children together, all hatched from a giant egg (one looks inexplicably disturbingly like Heffer, who, uh, [[LamarckWasRight kept the egg warm]].)
* Sylvester the Cat had a son, Sylvester Jr. Mrs. Sylvester is shown in only one 1960s cartoon, "Goldimouse and the Three Cats".
* The bulldog [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spike_%28Tom_and_Jerry%29 Spike]] from the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_and_Jerry_%28MGM%29 Tom and Jerry]]'' cartoons has a pup called Tyke, who featured in an extremely short lived spin-off ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spike_and_Tyke Spike and Tyke]]'', his wife however was never seen nor mentioned.
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* ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' had this with its two most popular characters. Desperate Dan lives with his Aunt Aggie and also had two children Danny and Katey his Nephew and Neice who occasionally lived with him. It was also the case with Korky the Cat who was often featured alongside his three nephews, Nip, Lip and Rip.
** Biffo the Bear in ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' is also a good example with his two nephews Bruin and Bertie. The character also strangely had a human aunt, which is still much less surreal than the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]] ostrich aunt of Big Eggo, the unloved ostrich who Biffo replaced.
* Fat Freddy's Cat from Gilbert Shelton's ''ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' has three nephews who finish each other's sentences in the time-honored manner. They actually ask him why so many cartoon characters have nephews and nieces. His answer is pretty much the same as the one on this page, at which they ask, "So are you saying that Huey Dewey and Louie are the illegitimate sons of Donald and Daisy Duck?"



* Parodied in an issue of ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons'' comic book. On one page of a story, Mr. Burns has a brief conversation with his three nephews, who look like smaller versions of him dressed like Huey, Dewey and Louie (and they talk like them too).
-->'''Burns:''' Yes, nephews? What is it?\\
'''"Louie":''' There's a sunken galleon...\\
'''"Huey":''' Off the coast of Spain...\\
'''"Dewey":''' They say it's full of treasure!\\
'''Burns:''' I'm sorry lads. I'm busy with young Gary now. We'll have that adventure another time.\\
'''Nephews and Smithers (who is dressed like Donald):''' ''Awwwwwwww!''
** Done in basically the same way on ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' with Potamus (hippopotomi obviously) and ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' with The Eager Young Space Cadet (aka Porky Pig).
* Sjors and Sjimmie, a very old dutch comic based on Perry Winkle & the Rinkeydinks, has one of the weirdest setups ever. Sjors is white, Sjimmie is black. They are living with a man called the colonel is neither a family member nor their guardian and his daughter Sally is living with him and has somewhat of a husband and wife relationship with him.
* A ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' comic has [=SpongeBob=] getting a visit from his triplet nephews, named Spongebrian, Spongekevin, and Spongecarl. The fact that they're a parody of Donald's nephews is made more obvious when [=SpongeBob=] sees that they've grown up to be punks. In a piece of irony, they become captivated by Squidward's hobbies.
** The show proper has a throwaway gag featuring Mr. Krabs' "three adorable nephews" who "solve mysteries".



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* The chapter book ''Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell'' gives an origin of sorts for Cadance; [[spoiler: she was an orphan pegasus, who, after saving her Earth pony village from an evil sorceress, was transformed into an alicorn and princess by Celestia, who then adopted her as her "niece"]]. However, the canonical status of this book is in question, so take that with a grain of salt.
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* In the first few ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' games, upgrading Tom Nook's store to the highest level introduces Timmy and Tommy, twin assistants whose jobs mainly seem to be following you around when you're on the second floor. (In ''New Leaf'', they've inherited the general store for themselves, while Tom Nook runs a housing shop.) Tom Nook says that Timmy and Tommy are his nephews, although lazy-type and jock-type villagers in ''New Leaf'' seem to believe that he rescued them from street life.
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* The most famous example is probably DonaldDuck and his triplet nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Scrooge [=McDuck=] also took over this role in WesternAnimation/DuckTales. Since Scrooge was supposed to be ''Donald's'' uncle, this means the boys now live with their uncle's uncle -- ''their'' great uncle.
** Donald had a sister (called "Dumbella Duck" in "Donald's Nephews", the theatrical cartoon that introduced Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and "Della Duck" in the comics by Al Taliaferro), who apparently saddled him with her kids and then [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome dropped off the face of the Earth]]. Mind you, that this isn't just a case of Della being conspicuously absent/off screen. Donald is the legal guardian of the nephews, canonically.
*** Creator/DonRosa developed the [=McDuck=] family history into a generation-spanning saga that's one of the deepest Disney comic works. You can get the official family tree [[http://duckman.pettho.com/tree/american.html here.]]
** So that the boys had someone to play with, the Disney comics gave Daisy three nieces, April, May, and June.
** And Mickey Mouse has twin nephews, Morty (whose full name is Mortimer) and Ferdie (whose full name is Ferdinand), though this is seen mostly in the Disney comics.
*** Several sub-series show Morty and Ferdie's mother: [[Main/AdaptationNameChange Amelia/Felicity]] Fieldmouse, a conspicuously more humanoid mouse depicted as a soccer mom that enrols her sons in a soccer team to keep them out of mischief (and herself off-panel).
*** Minnie got a pair of nieces, Millie and Melody.
** One origin story revealed that Donald was apparently orphaned as an egg and adopted by Scrooge and Grandma Duck (who were brother and sister); the monikers of "uncle" and "grandma" were mostly because Scrooge objected to the idea of becoming a father at his age. Later on, Scrooge found out they were actually blood relations (while not mentioning anything about the parents), prompting him to reduce Donald's salary.
*** Of course, now that nearly every artist takes Rosa's stories as canon , the old idea of Scrooge and Grandma Duck being siblings has pretty much died -- its origin was apparently in Italy, where the Duck-stories have gone in a very different direction from the American and Scandinavian ones.
** A fun example occurs with Jose ("Zé") Carioca. Back in the day when they were running out of stories, they started inserting Zé into unlocalized Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse comics. Thus, Zé's Nephews, Zico and Zeca, exist solely because they needed to replace Huey, Duey, and Louie in stories where Zé was taking Donald Duck's place.
** Averted with Goofy, who has a son, Max. Mrs. Goofy showed up in a variety of cartoons in the 1950s, along with Goofy, Jr. That character eventually became Max Goof. Goofy was widowed in ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' per the background bible. Goofy also has an InsufferableGenius nephew in the comics named Gilbert.
** Also averted with Pete, as some version of Pete Jr. has existed since ''1942'', and, like Goofy, he had children in ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop''--but his wife was present [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome until the movies where she and his daughter both disappeared]], though his son hasn't been seen in anything since ''[[WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie An Extremely Goofy Movie]]'' (then again, before ''Goof Troop'' he had been missing for ''fifty years'').
** OswaldTheLuckyRabbit provides another aversion. In one of the Oswald shorts, "Poor Papa", Oswald has so many kids he tries to kill the stork.
*** Also, under Walter Lantz, Oswald had two sons named Floyd and Lloyd.
*** Averted again in the "EpicMickey" games. Oswald and Ortensia have 420 Bunny children and Ortensia is confirmed as their mother.
** Even Characters/DisneyVillains aren't immune to this trope. In the ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' TV series, Cruella had an EnfantTerrible niece named Ivy (and several other relatives who only showed up once). And in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool'', Yzma employed the help of her twin nephews, Zim and Zam. Also, in comics, [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Magica de Spell]] had a niece named Minima.
** Also in the ''101 Dalmatians'' cartoon, Anita had a FriendToAllLivingThings niece named Amber. This is especially interesting since Anita is a married character herself, although [[FridgeBrilliance if you think about it, all the puppies would have grown up by the time any of the Darling's children would have been old enough to do more than gurgle happily or cry]]
** According to the ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' episode "Clarabelle's Big Secret", [[Disney/TheAristocats Uncle Waldo]] is actually not only the uncle to Abagail and Amelia Gabble, but also a distant uncle to ''DonaldDuck''.



*** Also averted in ''My Little Pony Tales'' way back in 1992, where all ponies from main cast had parents (although Patch was adopted)



* In the first few ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' games, upgrading Tom Nook's store to the highest level introduces Timmy and Tommy, twin assistants whose jobs mainly seem to be following you around when you're on the second floor. (In ''New Leaf'', they've inherited the general store for themselves, while Tom Nook runs a housing shop.) Tom Nook says that Timmy and Tommy are his nephews, although lazy-type and jock-type villagers in ''New Leaf'' seem to believe that he rescued them from street life.



*** The chapter book ''Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell'' gives an origin of sorts for Cadance; [[spoiler: she was an orphan pegasus, who, after saving her Earth pony village from an evil sorceress, was transformed into an alicorn and princess by Celestia, who then adopted her as her "niece"]]. However, the canonical status of this book is in question, so take that with a grain of salt.
** Also averted in ''My Little Pony Tales'' way back in 1992, where all ponies from main cast had parents (although Patch was adopted)
* The most famous example is probably DonaldDuck and his triplet nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Scrooge [=McDuck=] also took over this role in WesternAnimation/DuckTales. Since Scrooge was supposed to be ''Donald's'' uncle, this means the boys now live with their uncle's uncle -- ''their'' great uncle.
** Donald had a sister (called "Dumbella Duck" in "Donald's Nephews", the theatrical cartoon that introduced Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and "Della Duck" in the comics by Al Taliaferro), who apparently saddled him with her kids and then [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome dropped off the face of the Earth]]. Mind you, that this isn't just a case of Della being conspicuously absent/off screen. Donald is the legal guardian of the nephews, canonically.
*** Creator/DonRosa developed the [=McDuck=] family history into a generation-spanning saga that's one of the deepest Disney comic works. You can get the official family tree [[http://duckman.pettho.com/tree/american.html here.]]
** So that the boys had someone to play with, the Disney comics gave Daisy three nieces, April, May, and June.
** And Mickey Mouse has twin nephews, Morty (whose full name is Mortimer) and Ferdie (whose full name is Ferdinand), though this is seen mostly in the Disney comics.
*** Several sub-series show Morty and Ferdie's mother: [[Main/AdaptationNameChange Amelia/Felicity]] Fieldmouse, a conspicuously more humanoid mouse depicted as a soccer mom that enrols her sons in a soccer team to keep them out of mischief (and herself off-panel).
*** Minnie got a pair of nieces, Millie and Melody.
** One origin story revealed that Donald was apparently orphaned as an egg and adopted by Scrooge and Grandma Duck (who were brother and sister); the monikers of "uncle" and "grandma" were mostly because Scrooge objected to the idea of becoming a father at his age. Later on, Scrooge found out they were actually blood relations (while not mentioning anything about the parents), prompting him to reduce Donald's salary.
*** Of course, now that nearly every artist takes Rosa's stories as canon , the old idea of Scrooge and Grandma Duck being siblings has pretty much died -- its origin was apparently in Italy, where the Duck-stories have gone in a very different direction from the American and Scandinavian ones.
** A fun example occurs with Jose ("Zé") Carioca. Back in the day when they were running out of stories, they started inserting Zé into unlocalized Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse comics. Thus, Zé's Nephews, Zico and Zeca, exist solely because they needed to replace Huey, Duey, and Louie in stories where Zé was taking Donald Duck's place.
** Averted with Goofy, who has a son, Max. Mrs. Goofy showed up in a variety of cartoons in the 1950s, along with Goofy, Jr. That character eventually became Max Goof. Goofy was widowed in ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' per the background bible. Goofy also has an InsufferableGenius nephew in the comics named Gilbert.
** Also averted with Pete, as some version of Pete Jr. has existed since ''1942'', and, like Goofy, he had children in ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop''--but his wife was present [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome until the movies where she and his daughter both disappeared]], though his son hasn't been seen in anything since ''[[WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie An Extremely Goofy Movie]]'' (then again, before ''Goof Troop'' he had been missing for ''fifty years'').
** OswaldTheLuckyRabbit provides another aversion. In one of the Oswald shorts, "Poor Papa", Oswald has so many kids he tries to kill the stork.
*** Also, under Walter Lantz, Oswald had two sons named Floyd and Lloyd.
*** Averted again in the "EpicMickey" games. Oswald and Ortensia have 420 Bunny children and Ortensia is confirmed as their mother.
** Even Characters/DisneyVillains aren't immune to this trope. In the ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' TV series, Cruella had an EnfantTerrible niece named Ivy (and several other relatives who only showed up once). And in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool'', Yzma employed the help of her twin nephews, Zim and Zam. Also, in comics, [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Magica de Spell]] had a niece named Minima.
** Also in the ''101 Dalmatians'' cartoon, Anita had a FriendToAllLivingThings niece named Amber. This is especially interesting since Anita is a married character herself, although [[FridgeBrilliance if you think about it, all the puppies would have grown up by the time any of the Darling's children would have been old enough to do more than gurgle happily or cry]]
** According to the ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' episode "Clarabelle's Big Secret", [[Disney/TheAristocats Uncle Waldo]] is actually not only the uncle to Abagail and Amelia Gabble, but also a distant uncle to ''DonaldDuck''.
* ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' had this with its two most popular characters. Desperate Dan lives with his Aunt Aggie and also had two children Danny and Katey his Nephew and Neice who occasionally lived with him. It was also the case with Korky the Cat who was often featured alongside his three nephews, Nip, Lip and Rip.
** Biffo the Bear in ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' is also a good example with his two nephews Bruin and Bertie. The character also strangely had a human aunt, which is still much less surreal than the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]] ostrich aunt of Big Eggo, the unloved ostrich who Biffo replaced.

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* In the first few ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' games, upgrading Tom Nook's store to the highest level introduces Timmy and Tommy, twin assistants whose jobs mainly seem to be following you around when you're on the second floor. (In ''New Leaf'', they've inherited the general store for themselves, while Tom Nook runs a housing shop.) Tom Nook says that Timmy and Tommy are his nephews, although lazy-type and jock-type villagers in ''New Leaf'' seem to believe that he rescued them from street life.



*** The chapter book ''Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell'' gives an origin of sorts for Cadance; [[spoiler: she was an orphan pegasus, who, after saving her Earth pony village from an evil sorceress, was transformed into an alicorn and princess by Celestia, who then adopted her as her "niece"]]. However, the canonical status of this book is in question, so take that with a grain of salt.
** Also averted in ''My Little Pony Tales'' way back in 1992, where all ponies from main cast had parents (although Patch was adopted)
* The most famous example is probably DonaldDuck and his triplet nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Scrooge [=McDuck=] also took over this role in WesternAnimation/DuckTales. Since Scrooge was supposed to be ''Donald's'' uncle, this means the boys now live with their uncle's uncle -- ''their'' great uncle.
** Donald had a sister (called "Dumbella Duck" in "Donald's Nephews", the theatrical cartoon that introduced Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and "Della Duck" in the comics by Al Taliaferro), who apparently saddled him with her kids and then [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome dropped off the face of the Earth]]. Mind you, that this isn't just a case of Della being conspicuously absent/off screen. Donald is the legal guardian of the nephews, canonically.
*** Creator/DonRosa developed the [=McDuck=] family history into a generation-spanning saga that's one of the deepest Disney comic works. You can get the official family tree [[http://duckman.pettho.com/tree/american.html here.]]
** So that the boys had someone to play with, the Disney comics gave Daisy three nieces, April, May, and June.
** And Mickey Mouse has twin nephews, Morty (whose full name is Mortimer) and Ferdie (whose full name is Ferdinand), though this is seen mostly in the Disney comics.
*** Several sub-series show Morty and Ferdie's mother: [[Main/AdaptationNameChange Amelia/Felicity]] Fieldmouse, a conspicuously more humanoid mouse depicted as a soccer mom that enrols her sons in a soccer team to keep them out of mischief (and herself off-panel).
*** Minnie got a pair of nieces, Millie and Melody.
** One origin story revealed that Donald was apparently orphaned as an egg and adopted by Scrooge and Grandma Duck (who were brother and sister); the monikers of "uncle" and "grandma" were mostly because Scrooge objected to the idea of becoming a father at his age. Later on, Scrooge found out they were actually blood relations (while not mentioning anything about the parents), prompting him to reduce Donald's salary.
*** Of course, now that nearly every artist takes Rosa's stories as canon , the old idea of Scrooge and Grandma Duck being siblings has pretty much died -- its origin was apparently in Italy, where the Duck-stories have gone in a very different direction from the American and Scandinavian ones.
** A fun example occurs with Jose ("Zé") Carioca. Back in the day when they were running out of stories, they started inserting Zé into unlocalized Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse comics. Thus, Zé's Nephews, Zico and Zeca, exist solely because they needed to replace Huey, Duey, and Louie in stories where Zé was taking Donald Duck's place.
** Averted with Goofy, who has a son, Max. Mrs. Goofy showed up in a variety of cartoons in the 1950s, along with Goofy, Jr. That character eventually became Max Goof. Goofy was widowed in ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' per the background bible. Goofy also has an InsufferableGenius nephew in the comics named Gilbert.
** Also averted with Pete, as some version of Pete Jr. has existed since ''1942'', and, like Goofy, he had children in ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop''--but his wife was present [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome until the movies where she and his daughter both disappeared]], though his son hasn't been seen in anything since ''[[WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie An Extremely Goofy Movie]]'' (then again, before ''Goof Troop'' he had been missing for ''fifty years'').
** OswaldTheLuckyRabbit provides another aversion. In one of the Oswald shorts, "Poor Papa", Oswald has so many kids he tries to kill the stork.
*** Also, under Walter Lantz, Oswald had two sons named Floyd and Lloyd.
*** Averted again in the "EpicMickey" games. Oswald and Ortensia have 420 Bunny children and Ortensia is confirmed as their mother.
** Even Characters/DisneyVillains aren't immune to this trope. In the ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' TV series, Cruella had an EnfantTerrible niece named Ivy (and several other relatives who only showed up once). And in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool'', Yzma employed the help of her twin nephews, Zim and Zam. Also, in comics, [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Magica de Spell]] had a niece named Minima.
** Also in the ''101 Dalmatians'' cartoon, Anita had a FriendToAllLivingThings niece named Amber. This is especially interesting since Anita is a married character herself, although [[FridgeBrilliance if you think about it, all the puppies would have grown up by the time any of the Darling's children would have been old enough to do more than gurgle happily or cry]]
** According to the ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' episode "Clarabelle's Big Secret", [[Disney/TheAristocats Uncle Waldo]] is actually not only the uncle to Abagail and Amelia Gabble, but also a distant uncle to ''DonaldDuck''.
* ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' had this with its two most popular characters. Desperate Dan lives with his Aunt Aggie and also had two children Danny and Katey his Nephew and Neice who occasionally lived with him. It was also the case with Korky the Cat who was often featured alongside his three nephews, Nip, Lip and Rip.
** Biffo the Bear in ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' is also a good example with his two nephews Bruin and Bertie. The character also strangely had a human aunt, which is still much less surreal than the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]] ostrich aunt of Big Eggo, the unloved ostrich who Biffo replaced.



* Fat Freddy's Cat from Gilbert Shelton's ''ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' has three nephews who finish each other's sentences in the time-honored manner. They actually ask him why so many cartoon characters have nephews and nieces. His answer is pretty much the same as the one on this page, at which they ask, "So are you saying that Huey Dewey and Louie are the illegitimate sons of Donald and Daisy Duck?"



* Parodied in an issue of ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons'' comic book. On one page of a story, Mr. Burns has a brief conversation with his three nephews, who look like smaller versions of him dressed like Huey, Dewey and Louie (and they talk like them too).
-->'''Burns:''' Yes, nephews? What is it?\\
'''"Louie":''' There's a sunken galleon...\\
'''"Huey":''' Off the coast of Spain...\\
'''"Dewey":''' They say it's full of treasure!\\
'''Burns:''' I'm sorry lads. I'm busy with young Gary now. We'll have that adventure another time.\\
'''Nephews and Smithers (who is dressed like Donald):''' ''Awwwwwwww!''
** Done in basically the same way on ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' with Potamus (hippopotomi obviously) and ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' with The Eager Young Space Cadet (aka Porky Pig).
* Sjors and Sjimmie, a very old dutch comic based on Perry Winkle & the Rinkeydinks, has one of the weirdest setups ever. Sjors is white, Sjimmie is black. They are living with a man called the colonel is neither a family member nor their guardian and his daughter Sally is living with him and has somewhat of a husband and wife relationship with him.
* A ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' comic has [=SpongeBob=] getting a visit from his triplet nephews, named Spongebrian, Spongekevin, and Spongecarl. The fact that they're a parody of Donald's nephews is made more obvious when [=SpongeBob=] sees that they've grown up to be punks. In a piece of irony, they become captivated by Squidward's hobbies.
** The show proper has a throwaway gag featuring Mr. Krabs' "three adorable nephews" who "solve mysteries".
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* The [[MyLittlePony Baby Ponies]] are an example as according to [[AllThereInTheManual one of the comics]], Majesty has a magic mirror that produces a baby pony based on whichever pony was looking in it at the time.
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[[folder: Western Animation]]



* In the first few ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' games, upgrading Tom Nook's store to the highest level introduces Timmy and Tommy, twin assistants whose jobs mainly seem to be following you around when you're on the second floor. (In ''New Leaf'', they've inherited the general store for themselves, while Tom Nook runs a housing shop.) Tom Nook says that Timmy and Tommy are his nephews, although lazy-type and jock-type villagers in ''New Leaf'' seem to believe that he rescued them from street life.



* The [[MyLittlePony Baby Ponies]] are an example as according to [[AllThereInTheManual one of the comics]], Majesty has a magic mirror that produces a baby pony based on whichever pony was looking in it at the time.
** In the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipisMagic new series]] it's pretty much averted, since parents have shown up. Though we still haven't seen Applejack, Big Macintosh, and Applebloom's parents yet, just their granny and a lot of cousins. WordOfGod says she'd like to say the Apple-parents are dead but since Hasbro would never let that fly, it's up in the air for now.
*** And for a full-on subversion, a pair of minor characters actually had twins. The mother never appeared as pregnant onscreen, but their introduction was the episode's cold open, which took place in the maternity ward with the proud father looking disheveled (and giving an explanation of his childrens' anomalous traits which suggests that the twins are throwbacks to the ''in-laws'' of their ancestors).
*** Oddly, though, this seems to apply to Princess Celestia and Princess Luna, the rulers of the kingdom; at the end of the first season, we were introduced to [[PrinceCharmless Prince Blueblood]], previously established as Celestia's nephew, and in the second season finale, Twilight Sparkle's brother married Celestia and Luna's niece, Princess Cadence. (However, Blueblood was only ever called Celestia's nephew once on-screen and never in the episode he ''actually'' appeared in, and Cadence was only ever called Celestia's niece in marketing - ''never'' in the show proper.) Fanon is largely up in the air as to how such blood ties to an effective PhysicalGod are supposed to work. Although WordOfGod says that Blueblood is only very, ''very'' distantly related to Celestia, hence why he's not an Alicorn.
*** The chapter book ''Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell'' gives an origin of sorts for Cadance; [[spoiler: she was an orphan pegasus, who, after saving her Earth pony village from an evil sorceress, was transformed into an alicorn and princess by Celestia, who then adopted her as her "niece"]]. However, the canonical status of this book is in question, so take that with a grain of salt.
** Also averted in ''My Little Pony Tales'' way back in 1992, where all ponies from main cast had parents (although Patch was adopted)



* The most famous example is probably DonaldDuck and his triplet nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Scrooge [=McDuck=] also took over this role in WesternAnimation/DuckTales. Since Scrooge was supposed to be ''Donald's'' uncle, this means the boys now live with their uncle's uncle -- ''their'' great uncle.
** Donald had a sister (called "Dumbella Duck" in "Donald's Nephews", the theatrical cartoon that introduced Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and "Della Duck" in the comics by Al Taliaferro), who apparently saddled him with her kids and then [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome dropped off the face of the Earth]]. Mind you, that this isn't just a case of Della being conspicuously absent/off screen. Donald is the legal guardian of the nephews, canonically.
*** Creator/DonRosa developed the [=McDuck=] family history into a generation-spanning saga that's one of the deepest Disney comic works. You can get the official family tree [[http://duckman.pettho.com/tree/american.html here.]]
** So that the boys had someone to play with, the Disney comics gave Daisy three nieces, April, May, and June.
** And Mickey Mouse has twin nephews, Morty (whose full name is Mortimer) and Ferdie (whose full name is Ferdinand), though this is seen mostly in the Disney comics.
*** Several sub-series show Morty and Ferdie's mother: [[Main/AdaptationNameChange Amelia/Felicity]] Fieldmouse, a conspicuously more humanoid mouse depicted as a soccer mom that enrols her sons in a soccer team to keep them out of mischief (and herself off-panel).
*** Minnie got a pair of nieces, Millie and Melody.
** One origin story revealed that Donald was apparently orphaned as an egg and adopted by Scrooge and Grandma Duck (who were brother and sister); the monikers of "uncle" and "grandma" were mostly because Scrooge objected to the idea of becoming a father at his age. Later on, Scrooge found out they were actually blood relations (while not mentioning anything about the parents), prompting him to reduce Donald's salary.
*** Of course, now that nearly every artist takes Rosa's stories as canon , the old idea of Scrooge and Grandma Duck being siblings has pretty much died -- its origin was apparently in Italy, where the Duck-stories have gone in a very different direction from the American and Scandinavian ones.
** A fun example occurs with Jose ("Zé") Carioca. Back in the day when they were running out of stories, they started inserting Zé into unlocalized Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse comics. Thus, Zé's Nephews, Zico and Zeca, exist solely because they needed to replace Huey, Duey, and Louie in stories where Zé was taking Donald Duck's place.
** Averted with Goofy, who has a son, Max. Mrs. Goofy showed up in a variety of cartoons in the 1950s, along with Goofy, Jr. That character eventually became Max Goof. Goofy was widowed in ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' per the background bible. Goofy also has an InsufferableGenius nephew in the comics named Gilbert.
** Also averted with Pete, as some version of Pete Jr. has existed since ''1942'', and, like Goofy, he had children in ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop''--but his wife was present [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome until the movies where she and his daughter both disappeared]], though his son hasn't been seen in anything since ''[[WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie An Extremely Goofy Movie]]'' (then again, before ''Goof Troop'' he had been missing for ''fifty years'').
** OswaldTheLuckyRabbit provides another aversion. In one of the Oswald shorts, "Poor Papa", Oswald has so many kids he tries to kill the stork.
*** Also, under Walter Lantz, Oswald had two sons named Floyd and Lloyd.
*** Averted again in the "EpicMickey" games. Oswald and Ortensia have 420 Bunny children and Ortensia is confirmed as their mother.
** Even Characters/DisneyVillains aren't immune to this trope. In the ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' TV series, Cruella had an EnfantTerrible niece named Ivy (and several other relatives who only showed up once). And in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool'', Yzma employed the help of her twin nephews, Zim and Zam. Also, in comics, [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Magica de Spell]] had a niece named Minima.
** Also in the ''101 Dalmatians'' cartoon, Anita had a FriendToAllLivingThings niece named Amber. This is especially interesting since Anita is a married character herself, although [[FridgeBrilliance if you think about it, all the puppies would have grown up by the time any of the Darling's children would have been old enough to do more than gurgle happily or cry]]
** According to the ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' episode "Clarabelle's Big Secret", [[Disney/TheAristocats Uncle Waldo]] is actually not only the uncle to Abagail and Amelia Gabble, but also a distant uncle to ''DonaldDuck''.
* ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' had this with its two most popular characters. Desperate Dan lives with his Aunt Aggie and also had two children Danny and Katey his Nephew and Neice who occasionally lived with him. It was also the case with Korky the Cat who was often featured alongside his three nephews, Nip, Lip and Rip.
** Biffo the Bear in ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' is also a good example with his two nephews Bruin and Bertie. The character also strangely had a human aunt, which is still much less surreal than the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]] ostrich aunt of Big Eggo, the unloved ostrich who Biffo replaced.
* ''Franchise/DonkeyKong'' has a few minor instances:
** The instruction booklet of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' (in the words of [[SelfDemonstrating/CrankyKong Cranky Kong]]) describes Diddy as "Donkey's little nephew wannabe." Given that they're different species (Donkey's a gorilla and Diddy's a monkey), the likelihood of them actually being related is extremely small; however, the Kong family itself spans diverse species, indicating that one needs only be a primate to be called a Kong. The quote itself seems to derive from either a writer on the Rare Scribes website (who postulated that Diddy was DK's nephew), or DK's in-game data in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' (although it should be mentioned that this was added to the English localization and wasn't in the Japanese version, suggesting this was never Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s intention).
** [[http://www.mariowiki.com/Cranky_Kong#Identity_Confusion Cranky Kong has been inconsistently identified as the father or the grandfather of the modern, tie-wearing DK.]] There is a Donkey Kong Jr. who rarely makes cameos, but presuming the grandfather/grandson relationship is correct, it means the middle generation just vanished in the ''Donkey Kong Country'' universe where there is no explicit "DK Jr."
* Uncle Jesse on ''DukesOfHazzard'' goes the same way as "Series/FamilyAffair". In addition, the whole extended Duke family seems to be made up almost entirely of cousins.
** Nope, sorry, not gonna say it. ''Way'' TooEasy.
* Fat Freddy's Cat from Gilbert Shelton's ''ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' has three nephews who finish each other's sentences in the time-honored manner. They actually ask him why so many cartoon characters have nephews and nieces. His answer is pretty much the same as the one on this page, at which they ask, "So are you saying that Huey Dewey and Louie are the illegitimate sons of Donald and Daisy Duck?"
* In ''Series/FamilyAffair'', Uncle Bill, a bachelor, acquired his nieces, Cissy and Buffy, and nephew Jodie after his brother and sister-in-law died in a car crash.



* The ''Series/HorribleHistories'' mascot, [[BilingualBonus Rattus Rattus]], has a nephew called Scrappus who he occasionally has to look after.



* [[Series/TheMuppetShow Kermit the Frog]] sometimes had a nephew called Robin to look after. When Robin (as a tadpole) is introduced to ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', there's a very brief mention of his mother, Kermit's sister. She doesn't get a name or anything, but she exists.
** In the movie ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol'', Robin plays Tiny Tim, while Kermit plays Bob Cratchit. So in this story, Robin is Kermit's son - via ''Miss Piggy''.
** In ''Series/MuppetsTonight'', Miss Piggy acquired two nephews Andy and Randy Pig.

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* [[Series/TheMuppetShow Kermit In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipisMagic'' it's pretty much averted, since parents have shown up. Though we still haven't seen Applejack, Big Macintosh, and Applebloom's parents yet, just their granny and a lot of cousins. WordOfGod says she'd like to say the Frog]] sometimes Apple-parents are dead but since Hasbro would never let that fly, it's up in the air for now.
** And for a full-on subversion, a pair of minor characters actually
had a nephew called Robin twins. The mother never appeared as pregnant onscreen, but their introduction was the episode's cold open, which took place in the maternity ward with the proud father looking disheveled (and giving an explanation of his childrens' anomalous traits which suggests that the twins are throwbacks to look after. When Robin (as a tadpole) is the ''in-laws'' of their ancestors).
** Oddly, though, this seems to apply to Princess Celestia and Princess Luna, the rulers of the kingdom; at the end of the first season, we were
introduced to ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', there's a very brief mention [[PrinceCharmless Prince Blueblood]], previously established as Celestia's nephew, and in the second season finale, Twilight Sparkle's brother married Celestia and Luna's niece, Princess Cadence. (However, Blueblood was only ever called Celestia's nephew once on-screen and never in the episode he ''actually'' appeared in, and Cadence was only ever called Celestia's niece in marketing - ''never'' in the show proper.) Fanon is largely up in the air as to how such blood ties to an effective PhysicalGod are supposed to work. Although WordOfGod says that Blueblood is only very, ''very'' distantly related to Celestia, hence why he's not an Alicorn.
* In an episode from the last season
of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', Fuzzy Lumpkins went on a camping trip with his mother, Kermit's sister. She doesn't get a name or anything, but she exists.
** In the movie ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol'', Robin plays Tiny Tim, while Kermit plays Bob Cratchit. So in this story, Robin is Kermit's son - via ''Miss Piggy''.
** In ''Series/MuppetsTonight'', Miss Piggy acquired two
three nephews Andy - Wuzzy, Buzzy, and Randy Pig.Scuzzy.



* ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt'' has the Vaeo family with Vince, his daughter Cypress, and his nephews/ her cousins, Nathaniel and Damien. It's been heavily implied so far that the [[NoodleIncident Vuelos Incedent]] killed off Cypress's mother and Nathaniel and Damien's real parents.
* {{Popeye}} was sometimes seen with his nephews, Pipeye, Pupeye, Poopeye, Peepeye, although Sweet Pea arguably filled this role anyway.
** The strangest thing about Poopeye (aside from his name; seriously, what self-respecting person would answer to that?) is that he and his brothers first appeared in an episode where Olive Oyl ''dreamed about'' what might happen if she married Popeye and they had children. That cartoon was "Wimmin is a Myskery", a Fleischer short that was remade by Famous Studios as "Bride and Gloom" fourteen years later, well after the nephews had become regulars.
** As the series wore on into the 1950s, the number of nephews dropped to three, and then two. Clearly done in the name of animation economy, but it [[FridgeHorror has some unfortunate implications]].
** Also Popeye slightly subverted this by officially adopting Swee'Pea.
** In the theatrical shorts, Swee'Pea was usually portrayed as Olive's nephew. He's always been an orphan in the comics.
** Some 1960s TV shorts had Olive's bratty niece Diesel.
** Popeye would later gain a biological son, Junior, with Olive Oyl in an animated series from Creator/HannaBarbera.
* In an episode from the last season of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', Fuzzy Lumpkins went on a camping trip with his three nephews - Wuzzy, Buzzy, and Scuzzy.



* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' lived with her spinster aunts, Hilda and Zelda. Her parents do show up at times (these roles are rather prone to TheOtherDarrin), but she doesn't live with them. Her mortal mother has a good excuse - if Sabrina claps eyes on her, she'll turn into a ball of wax. This actually happened, although this didn't impede her mother's ability to speak, or try to have a sense of humor about it. And she did get better. Sabrina just can't look at her anymore or it will happen again. Her father just doesn't seem to be around; he lives with his second wife (Sabrina's parents are divorced) and his stepson.



* Parodied in an issue of ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons'' comic book. On one page of a story, Mr. Burns has a brief conversation with his three nephews, who look like smaller versions of him dressed like Huey, Dewey and Louie (and they talk like them too).
-->'''Burns:''' Yes, nephews? What is it?\\
'''"Louie":''' There's a sunken galleon...\\
'''"Huey":''' Off the coast of Spain...\\
'''"Dewey":''' They say it's full of treasure!\\
'''Burns:''' I'm sorry lads. I'm busy with young Gary now. We'll have that adventure another time.\\
'''Nephews and Smithers (who is dressed like Donald):''' ''Awwwwwwww!''
** Done in basically the same way on ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' with Potamus (hippopotomi obviously) and ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' with The Eager Young Space Cadet (aka Porky Pig).
* Sjors and Sjimmie, a very old dutch comic based on Perry Winkle & the Rinkeydinks, has one of the weirdest setups ever. Sjors is white, Sjimmie is black. They are living with a man called the colonel is neither a family member nor their guardian and his daughter Sally is living with him and has somewhat of a husband and wife relationship with him.



* A ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' comic has [=SpongeBob=] getting a visit from his triplet nephews, named Spongebrian, Spongekevin, and Spongecarl. The fact that they're a parody of Donald's nephews is made more obvious when [=SpongeBob=] sees that they've grown up to be punks. In a piece of irony, they become captivated by Squidward's hobbies.
** The show proper has a throwaway gag featuring Mr. Krabs' "three adorable nephews" who "solve mysteries".
* ''Stargate Infinity'' has Gus and Stacy Bonner.


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* In the first few ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' games, upgrading Tom Nook's store to the highest level introduces Timmy and Tommy, twin assistants whose jobs mainly seem to be following you around when you're on the second floor. (In ''New Leaf'', they've inherited the general store for themselves, while Tom Nook runs a housing shop.) Tom Nook says that Timmy and Tommy are his nephews, although lazy-type and jock-type villagers in ''New Leaf'' seem to believe that he rescued them from street life.



*** The chapter book ''Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell'' gives an origin of sorts for Cadance; [[spoiler: she was an orphan pegasus, who, after saving her Earth pony village from an evil sorceress, was transformed into an alicorn and princess by Celestia, who then adopted her as her "niece"]]. However, the canonical status of this book is in question, so take that with a grain of salt.
** Also averted in ''My Little Pony Tales'' way back in 1992, where all ponies from main cast had parents (although Patch was adopted)
* The most famous example is probably DonaldDuck and his triplet nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Scrooge [=McDuck=] also took over this role in WesternAnimation/DuckTales. Since Scrooge was supposed to be ''Donald's'' uncle, this means the boys now live with their uncle's uncle -- ''their'' great uncle.
** Donald had a sister (called "Dumbella Duck" in "Donald's Nephews", the theatrical cartoon that introduced Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and "Della Duck" in the comics by Al Taliaferro), who apparently saddled him with her kids and then [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome dropped off the face of the Earth]]. Mind you, that this isn't just a case of Della being conspicuously absent/off screen. Donald is the legal guardian of the nephews, canonically.
*** Creator/DonRosa developed the [=McDuck=] family history into a generation-spanning saga that's one of the deepest Disney comic works. You can get the official family tree [[http://duckman.pettho.com/tree/american.html here.]]
** So that the boys had someone to play with, the Disney comics gave Daisy three nieces, April, May, and June.
** And Mickey Mouse has twin nephews, Morty (whose full name is Mortimer) and Ferdie (whose full name is Ferdinand), though this is seen mostly in the Disney comics.
*** Several sub-series show Morty and Ferdie's mother: [[Main/AdaptationNameChange Amelia/Felicity]] Fieldmouse, a conspicuously more humanoid mouse depicted as a soccer mom that enrols her sons in a soccer team to keep them out of mischief (and herself off-panel).
*** Minnie got a pair of nieces, Millie and Melody.
** One origin story revealed that Donald was apparently orphaned as an egg and adopted by Scrooge and Grandma Duck (who were brother and sister); the monikers of "uncle" and "grandma" were mostly because Scrooge objected to the idea of becoming a father at his age. Later on, Scrooge found out they were actually blood relations (while not mentioning anything about the parents), prompting him to reduce Donald's salary.
*** Of course, now that nearly every artist takes Rosa's stories as canon , the old idea of Scrooge and Grandma Duck being siblings has pretty much died -- its origin was apparently in Italy, where the Duck-stories have gone in a very different direction from the American and Scandinavian ones.
** A fun example occurs with Jose ("Zé") Carioca. Back in the day when they were running out of stories, they started inserting Zé into unlocalized Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse comics. Thus, Zé's Nephews, Zico and Zeca, exist solely because they needed to replace Huey, Duey, and Louie in stories where Zé was taking Donald Duck's place.
** Averted with Goofy, who has a son, Max. Mrs. Goofy showed up in a variety of cartoons in the 1950s, along with Goofy, Jr. That character eventually became Max Goof. Goofy was widowed in ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' per the background bible. Goofy also has an InsufferableGenius nephew in the comics named Gilbert.
** Also averted with Pete, as some version of Pete Jr. has existed since ''1942'', and, like Goofy, he had children in ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop''--but his wife was present [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome until the movies where she and his daughter both disappeared]], though his son hasn't been seen in anything since ''[[WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie An Extremely Goofy Movie]]'' (then again, before ''Goof Troop'' he had been missing for ''fifty years'').
** OswaldTheLuckyRabbit provides another aversion. In one of the Oswald shorts, "Poor Papa", Oswald has so many kids he tries to kill the stork.
*** Also, under Walter Lantz, Oswald had two sons named Floyd and Lloyd.
*** Averted again in the "EpicMickey" games. Oswald and Ortensia have 420 Bunny children and Ortensia is confirmed as their mother.
** Even Characters/DisneyVillains aren't immune to this trope. In the ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' TV series, Cruella had an EnfantTerrible niece named Ivy (and several other relatives who only showed up once). And in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheEmperorsNewSchool'', Yzma employed the help of her twin nephews, Zim and Zam. Also, in comics, [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Magica de Spell]] had a niece named Minima.
** Also in the ''101 Dalmatians'' cartoon, Anita had a FriendToAllLivingThings niece named Amber. This is especially interesting since Anita is a married character herself, although [[FridgeBrilliance if you think about it, all the puppies would have grown up by the time any of the Darling's children would have been old enough to do more than gurgle happily or cry]]
** According to the ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' episode "Clarabelle's Big Secret", [[Disney/TheAristocats Uncle Waldo]] is actually not only the uncle to Abagail and Amelia Gabble, but also a distant uncle to ''DonaldDuck''.
* ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' had this with its two most popular characters. Desperate Dan lives with his Aunt Aggie and also had two children Danny and Katey his Nephew and Neice who occasionally lived with him. It was also the case with Korky the Cat who was often featured alongside his three nephews, Nip, Lip and Rip.
** Biffo the Bear in ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' is also a good example with his two nephews Bruin and Bertie. The character also strangely had a human aunt, which is still much less surreal than the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]] ostrich aunt of Big Eggo, the unloved ostrich who Biffo replaced.
* ''Franchise/DonkeyKong'' has a few minor instances:
** The instruction booklet of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' (in the words of [[SelfDemonstrating/CrankyKong Cranky Kong]]) describes Diddy as "Donkey's little nephew wannabe." Given that they're different species (Donkey's a gorilla and Diddy's a monkey), the likelihood of them actually being related is extremely small; however, the Kong family itself spans diverse species, indicating that one needs only be a primate to be called a Kong. The quote itself seems to derive from either a writer on the Rare Scribes website (who postulated that Diddy was DK's nephew), or DK's in-game data in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' (although it should be mentioned that this was added to the English localization and wasn't in the Japanese version, suggesting this was never Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s intention).
** [[http://www.mariowiki.com/Cranky_Kong#Identity_Confusion Cranky Kong has been inconsistently identified as the father or the grandfather of the modern, tie-wearing DK.]] There is a Donkey Kong Jr. who rarely makes cameos, but presuming the grandfather/grandson relationship is correct, it means the middle generation just vanished in the ''Donkey Kong Country'' universe where there is no explicit "DK Jr."
* Uncle Jesse on ''DukesOfHazzard'' goes the same way as "Series/FamilyAffair". In addition, the whole extended Duke family seems to be made up almost entirely of cousins.
** Nope, sorry, not gonna say it. ''Way'' TooEasy.
* Fat Freddy's Cat from Gilbert Shelton's ''ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' has three nephews who finish each other's sentences in the time-honored manner. They actually ask him why so many cartoon characters have nephews and nieces. His answer is pretty much the same as the one on this page, at which they ask, "So are you saying that Huey Dewey and Louie are the illegitimate sons of Donald and Daisy Duck?"
* In ''Series/FamilyAffair'', Uncle Bill, a bachelor, acquired his nieces, Cissy and Buffy, and nephew Jodie after his brother and sister-in-law died in a car crash.
* The ''Series/HorribleHistories'' mascot, [[BilingualBonus Rattus Rattus]], has a nephew called Scrappus who he occasionally has to look after.
* [[Series/TheMuppetShow Kermit the Frog]] sometimes had a nephew called Robin to look after. When Robin (as a tadpole) is introduced to ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', there's a very brief mention of his mother, Kermit's sister. She doesn't get a name or anything, but she exists.
** In the movie ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol'', Robin plays Tiny Tim, while Kermit plays Bob Cratchit. So in this story, Robin is Kermit's son - via ''Miss Piggy''.
** In ''Series/MuppetsTonight'', Miss Piggy acquired two nephews Andy and Randy Pig.
* ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt'' has the Vaeo family with Vince, his daughter Cypress, and his nephews/ her cousins, Nathaniel and Damien. It's been heavily implied so far that the [[NoodleIncident Vuelos Incedent]] killed off Cypress's mother and Nathaniel and Damien's real parents.
* {{Popeye}} was sometimes seen with his nephews, Pipeye, Pupeye, Poopeye, Peepeye, although Sweet Pea arguably filled this role anyway.
** The strangest thing about Poopeye (aside from his name; seriously, what self-respecting person would answer to that?) is that he and his brothers first appeared in an episode where Olive Oyl ''dreamed about'' what might happen if she married Popeye and they had children. That cartoon was "Wimmin is a Myskery", a Fleischer short that was remade by Famous Studios as "Bride and Gloom" fourteen years later, well after the nephews had become regulars.
** As the series wore on into the 1950s, the number of nephews dropped to three, and then two. Clearly done in the name of animation economy, but it [[FridgeHorror has some unfortunate implications]].
** Also Popeye slightly subverted this by officially adopting Swee'Pea.
** In the theatrical shorts, Swee'Pea was usually portrayed as Olive's nephew. He's always been an orphan in the comics.
** Some 1960s TV shorts had Olive's bratty niece Diesel.
** Popeye would later gain a biological son, Junior, with Olive Oyl in an animated series from Creator/HannaBarbera.
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' lived with her spinster aunts, Hilda and Zelda. Her parents do show up at times (these roles are rather prone to TheOtherDarrin), but she doesn't live with them. Her mortal mother has a good excuse - if Sabrina claps eyes on her, she'll turn into a ball of wax. This actually happened, although this didn't impede her mother's ability to speak, or try to have a sense of humor about it. And she did get better. Sabrina just can't look at her anymore or it will happen again. Her father just doesn't seem to be around; he lives with his second wife (Sabrina's parents are divorced) and his stepson.
* Parodied in an issue of ''ComicBook/TheSimpsons'' comic book. On one page of a story, Mr. Burns has a brief conversation with his three nephews, who look like smaller versions of him dressed like Huey, Dewey and Louie (and they talk like them too).
-->'''Burns:''' Yes, nephews? What is it?\\
'''"Louie":''' There's a sunken galleon...\\
'''"Huey":''' Off the coast of Spain...\\
'''"Dewey":''' They say it's full of treasure!\\
'''Burns:''' I'm sorry lads. I'm busy with young Gary now. We'll have that adventure another time.\\
'''Nephews and Smithers (who is dressed like Donald):''' ''Awwwwwwww!''
** Done in basically the same way on ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' with Potamus (hippopotomi obviously) and ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers'' with The Eager Young Space Cadet (aka Porky Pig).
* Sjors and Sjimmie, a very old dutch comic based on Perry Winkle & the Rinkeydinks, has one of the weirdest setups ever. Sjors is white, Sjimmie is black. They are living with a man called the colonel is neither a family member nor their guardian and his daughter Sally is living with him and has somewhat of a husband and wife relationship with him.
* A ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' comic has [=SpongeBob=] getting a visit from his triplet nephews, named Spongebrian, Spongekevin, and Spongecarl. The fact that they're a parody of Donald's nephews is made more obvious when [=SpongeBob=] sees that they've grown up to be punks. In a piece of irony, they become captivated by Squidward's hobbies.
** The show proper has a throwaway gag featuring Mr. Krabs' "three adorable nephews" who "solve mysteries".
* ''Stargate Infinity'' has Gus and Stacy Bonner.
25th Feb '17 1:02:06 PM nombretomado
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** ''CoolWorld'', which came four years after ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' and had a remarkably similar premise (at least insofar as the notion of toons existing in a world which humans can ostensibly reach) also explored the notion. Being much darker and more mature, they decided the answer was not to do something ridiculous for laughs, but to literally explore the idea of sex, namely between "doodles" (toons) and "noids" (humans). It's well known in Cool World (where apparently the only humans are BradPitt and, lately, the cartoonist who draws the Cool World comic, leaving a bit of FridgeLogic considering how widespread the knowledge is) that doodles should ''never'' bang noids, but no one is quite sure why. This turns out to be more than simple racism when it turns out is that what happens is the doodle ''becomes'' a noid, at the cost of reality starting to fall apart. After the doodle-cum-noid, flickering between human and toon, pushes Brad Pitt to his death, we get another bit of FridgeLogic to give us a happy ending: ''everyone'' (except, apparently, Brad Pitt's spider partner) knows that when a doodle bumps off a noid, they become a doodle, happy, healthy, and incidentally free for sex now that pregnancy is the only ramification of note.

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** ''CoolWorld'', ''Film/CoolWorld'', which came four years after ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' and had a remarkably similar premise (at least insofar as the notion of toons existing in a world which humans can ostensibly reach) also explored the notion. Being much darker and more mature, they decided the answer was not to do something ridiculous for laughs, but to literally explore the idea of sex, namely between "doodles" (toons) and "noids" (humans). It's well known in Cool World (where apparently the only humans are BradPitt Creator/BradPitt and, lately, the cartoonist who draws the Cool World comic, leaving a bit of FridgeLogic considering how widespread the knowledge is) that doodles should ''never'' bang noids, but no one is quite sure why. This turns out to be more than simple racism when it turns out is that what happens is the doodle ''becomes'' a noid, at the cost of reality starting to fall apart. After the doodle-cum-noid, flickering between human and toon, pushes Brad Pitt to his death, we get another bit of FridgeLogic to give us a happy ending: ''everyone'' (except, apparently, Brad Pitt's spider partner) knows that when a doodle bumps off a noid, they become a doodle, happy, healthy, and incidentally free for sex now that pregnancy is the only ramification of note.
5th Feb '17 1:31:54 PM HueJass84
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* ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' had this with its two most popular characters. Desperate Dan lives with his Aunt Aggie and also had two children Danny and Katey his Nephew and Neice who occasionally lived with him. It was also the case with Korky the Cat who was often featured alongside his three nephews, Nip, Lip and Rip.
** Biffo the Bear in ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' is also a good example with his two nephews Bruin and Bertie. The character also strangely had a human aunt, which is still much less surreal than the [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]] ostrich aunt of Big Eggo, the unloved ostrich who Biffo replaced.
1st Feb '17 2:45:02 PM HarpieSiren
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** Donald had a sister (called "Dumbella Duck" in "Donald's Nephews", the theatrical cartoon that introduced Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and "Della Duck" in the comics by Al Taliaferro), who apparently saddled him with her kids and then [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome dropped off the face of the Earth]].

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** Donald had a sister (called "Dumbella Duck" in "Donald's Nephews", the theatrical cartoon that introduced Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and "Della Duck" in the comics by Al Taliaferro), who apparently saddled him with her kids and then [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome dropped off the face of the Earth]]. Mind you, that this isn't just a case of Della being conspicuously absent/off screen. Donald is the legal guardian of the nephews, canonically.



** Rare Pixar example: According to the film [[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} ''Cars 2'']], Luigi is actually revealed to have an aunt and uncle living in his birthplace of Santa Ruotina, Italy.
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* One episode of ''KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'' was about Po the panda befriending a young snow leopard cub named Peng, who want to be a famous kung fu master like Po. At the end of the episode, Peng tells Po that he is actually the nephew of [[spoiler: Tai Lung]], causing the panda to freak out.



* One episode of ''KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness'' was about Po the panda befriending a young snow leopard cub named Peng, who want to be a famous kung fu master like Po. At the end of the episode, Peng tells Po that he is actually the nephew of [[spoiler: Tai Lung]], causing the panda to freak out.



* 'Stargate Infinity'' has Gus and Stacy Bonner.

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* 'Stargate ''Stargate Infinity'' has Gus and Stacy Bonner.
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