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8th May '16 1:05:10 PM nombretomado
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* Big Bob Pataki of ''HeyArnold'' injures his back and has to stay home while his wife runs his beeper emporium for him, as he stays at home watching Physician's Hospital and becoming quite wrapped up in it.

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* Big Bob Pataki of ''HeyArnold'' ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' injures his back and has to stay home while his wife runs his beeper emporium for him, as he stays at home watching Physician's Hospital and becoming quite wrapped up in it.
9th Jan '16 11:48:55 AM Bissek
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* In one strip of ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'', Garfield shrugs off Jon telling him that Odie destroyed one of his toys and that they ran out of his favorite cat food, but is utterly appalled to learn that a character in a daytime soap had left her boyfriend for another man.
28th Nov '15 10:49:42 AM nombretomado
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* House's [[EpilepticTrees alternate universe twin]], [[{{Scrubs}} Dr Cox]], has a similar habit of watching ''Days of our Lives'', along with Laverne - who, being a middle-aged black female, is rather more in the traditional demographic.
* Ignacio on ''UglyBetty'' seems to have nothing else to do but hang around watching telenovelas.

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* House's [[EpilepticTrees alternate universe twin]], [[{{Scrubs}} [[Series/{{Scrubs}} Dr Cox]], has a similar habit of watching ''Days of our Lives'', along with Laverne - who, being a middle-aged black female, is rather more in the traditional demographic.
* Ignacio on ''UglyBetty'' ''Series/UglyBetty'' seems to have nothing else to do but hang around watching telenovelas.



* Julius on ''EverybodyHatesChris'' gets hooked on ''TheYoungAndTheRestless'' when he is at home from work with the gout. Once he returns to work, he tapes the episodes.

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* Julius on ''EverybodyHatesChris'' ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'' gets hooked on ''TheYoungAndTheRestless'' when he is at home from work with the gout. Once he returns to work, he tapes the episodes.
24th Oct '15 5:25:25 PM nombretomado
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In Britain, watching soaps is more acceptable, and since the better-quality soaps tend to be broadcast during {{primetime}}, daytime drama queens just don't show up so often on the European side of ThePond. On the other hand, they've now got an entire television channel (called "Dave") that fills nearly the same role, a fact regularly mocked on ''TopGear'' and the various BBC PanelShows it repeats ''ad nauseam''. A closer British equivalent is to mock a character for watching daytime talk shows, such as Tricia or Jeremy Kyle, or daytime quiz shows like ''Series/{{Countdown}}''.

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In Britain, watching soaps is more acceptable, and since the better-quality soaps tend to be broadcast during {{primetime}}, UsefulNotes/{{primetime}}, daytime drama queens just don't show up so often on the European side of ThePond. On the other hand, they've now got an entire television channel (called "Dave") that fills nearly the same role, a fact regularly mocked on ''TopGear'' and the various BBC PanelShows it repeats ''ad nauseam''. A closer British equivalent is to mock a character for watching daytime talk shows, such as Tricia or Jeremy Kyle, or daytime quiz shows like ''Series/{{Countdown}}''.
3rd Oct '15 11:30:18 AM nombretomado
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'''Giles:''' I watched ''{{Passions}}'' with Spike. Let us never speak of it again.

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'''Giles:''' I watched ''{{Passions}}'' ''Series/{{Passions}}'' with Spike. Let us never speak of it again.



It's possible that this trope will [[DeadHorseGenre die]] out in America and become a ForgottenTrope in the next decade. Five of the nine American daytime serials airing have been canceled since 2007 (''{{Passions}}'', ''GuidingLight'', ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'', ''AllMyChildren'', and ''OneLifeToLive''). Only ''Series/DaysOfOurLives,'' ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless,'' ''Series/TheBoldAndTheBeautiful,'' and ''Series/GeneralHospital'' remain, and many say they're on their last legs anyway.

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It's possible that this trope will [[DeadHorseGenre die]] out in America and become a ForgottenTrope in the next decade. Five of the nine American daytime serials airing have been canceled since 2007 (''{{Passions}}'', ''GuidingLight'', (''Series/{{Passions}}'', ''Series/GuidingLight'', ''Series/AsTheWorldTurns'', ''AllMyChildren'', ''Series/AllMyChildren'', and ''OneLifeToLive'').''Series/OneLifeToLive''). Only ''Series/DaysOfOurLives,'' ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless,'' ''Series/TheBoldAndTheBeautiful,'' and ''Series/GeneralHospital'' remain, and many say they're on their last legs anyway.



* Averted with Spike on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' who was shown enjoying ''{{Passions}}'' on several episodes and it was shown as something he genuinely enjoyed and appreciated, indicating he had liked it before becoming a pathetic, crypt-dweller. Since he's a vampire, daytime soaps may have been like late-night TV for him. Possibly.

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* Averted with Spike on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' who was shown enjoying ''{{Passions}}'' ''Series/{{Passions}}'' on several episodes and it was shown as something he genuinely enjoyed and appreciated, indicating he had liked it before becoming a pathetic, crypt-dweller. Since he's a vampire, daytime soaps may have been like late-night TV for him. Possibly.



* In an episode of ''[[Series/That70sShow That '70s Show]]'', an out-of-work and depressed Red Foreman becomes obsessed with a soap opera as a symbol of how hard he's having it.
* In an episode of ''{{Becker}}'', the title character was called for jury duty, and over the course of a week or so became addicted to the soap opera that was playing in the waiting room.

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* In an episode of ''[[Series/That70sShow That '70s Show]]'', ''Series/That70sShow'', an out-of-work and depressed Red Foreman becomes obsessed with a soap opera as a symbol of how hard he's having it.
* In an episode of ''{{Becker}}'', ''Series/{{Becker}}'', the title character was called for jury duty, and over the course of a week or so became addicted to the soap opera that was playing in the waiting room.
28th Jun '15 11:49:16 AM Discar
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->'''Buffy:''' ''How bored ''were'' you last year?''
->'''Giles:''' ''I watched ''{{Passions}}'' with Spike. [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain Let us never speak of it again]].''

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->'''Buffy:''' ''How How bored ''were'' you last year?''
->'''Giles:''' ''I
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'''Giles:''' I
watched ''{{Passions}}'' with Spike. [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain Let us never speak of it again]].''again.



* On ''ModernFamily'', Jay Prichett decides to watch a Colombian telenovela with his wife, Gloria, who was born and lived most of her life in that country, grudgingly as an attempt to acclimate to her cultural climate. Jay ends up getting interested in the program while Gloria deals with other matters.

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* On ''ModernFamily'', ''Series/ModernFamily'', Jay Prichett decides to watch a Colombian telenovela with his wife, Gloria, who was born and lived most of her life in that country, grudgingly as an attempt to acclimate to her cultural climate. Jay ends up getting interested in the program while Gloria deals with other matters.
7th May '15 8:21:01 PM nombretomado
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* In ''CityOfVillains'', the [[UnlockableContent unlockable]], high-level contact Veridian comments on [[RealMenWearPink his appreciation of daytime soaps]]. Still, considering he hangs out on the balcony of a skyscraper [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality at all times of the day]], [[FridgeLogic you have to wonder]] when he gets the time to watch them.

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* In ''CityOfVillains'', ''VideoGame/CityOfVillains'', the [[UnlockableContent unlockable]], high-level contact Veridian comments on [[RealMenWearPink his appreciation of daytime soaps]]. Still, considering he hangs out on the balcony of a skyscraper [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality at all times of the day]], [[FridgeLogic you have to wonder]] when he gets the time to watch them.
3rd May '15 4:09:00 AM C2
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In Britain, watching soaps is more acceptable, and since the better-quality soaps tend to be broadcast during {{primetime}}, daytime drama queens just don't show up so often on the European side of ThePond. On the other hand, they've now got an entire television channel (called "Dave") that fills nearly the same role, a fact regularly mocked on ''TopGear'' and the various BBC PanelShows it repeats ''ad nauseam''. A closer British equivalent is to mock a character for watching daytime talk shows, such as Tricia or Jeremy Kyle, or daytime quiz shows like ''GameShow/{{Countdown}}''.

to:

In Britain, watching soaps is more acceptable, and since the better-quality soaps tend to be broadcast during {{primetime}}, daytime drama queens just don't show up so often on the European side of ThePond. On the other hand, they've now got an entire television channel (called "Dave") that fills nearly the same role, a fact regularly mocked on ''TopGear'' and the various BBC PanelShows it repeats ''ad nauseam''. A closer British equivalent is to mock a character for watching daytime talk shows, such as Tricia or Jeremy Kyle, or daytime quiz shows like ''GameShow/{{Countdown}}''.
''Series/{{Countdown}}''.
3rd May '15 4:01:16 AM C2
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In Britain, watching soaps is more acceptable, and since the better-quality soaps tend to be broadcast during {{primetime}}, daytime drama queens just don't show up so often on the European side of ThePond. On the other hand, they've now got an entire television channel (called "Dave") that fills nearly the same role, a fact regularly mocked on ''TopGear'' and the various BBC PanelShows it repeats ''ad nauseam''. A closer British equivalent is to mock a character for watching daytime talk shows, such as Tricia or Jeremy Kyle, or daytime quiz shows like Countdown.

to:

In Britain, watching soaps is more acceptable, and since the better-quality soaps tend to be broadcast during {{primetime}}, daytime drama queens just don't show up so often on the European side of ThePond. On the other hand, they've now got an entire television channel (called "Dave") that fills nearly the same role, a fact regularly mocked on ''TopGear'' and the various BBC PanelShows it repeats ''ad nauseam''. A closer British equivalent is to mock a character for watching daytime talk shows, such as Tricia or Jeremy Kyle, or daytime quiz shows like Countdown.
''GameShow/{{Countdown}}''.
18th Mar '15 7:36:44 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode "Berry Scary", most of the house is hooked on ''The Loved and the Loveless'', more notably Terrence, although he hides it from Mac.

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* In the ''FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode "Berry Scary", most of the house is hooked on ''The Loved and the Loveless'', more notably Terrence, although he hides it from Mac.
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