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* The basic premise of ''Podcast/TheDinnerParty'' from American Public Media, a talk show framed as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a dinner party]].


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22nd Mar '17 9:51:27 AM Allronix
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22nd Mar '17 9:50:11 AM Allronix
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When a family gets together in a SitCom for a big family dinner, expect [[HilarityEnsues hilarity to ensue]]. Sometimes this is treated as just normal craziness that happens when the family get together.

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together. An unfortunate bit of TruthInTelevision, as any advice column published around the holidays can attest to, as relatives who can get along when they keep a respectful (hundred miles or more) distance from one another can end up uncomfortable with one another if they have to be in the same room, especially if the stress of major holidays and the social pressure to present a joyful facade reach a boiling point.


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* Fodder for many an AntiChristmasSong. A good example would be Music/TheArrogantWorms [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCgxJR5dixA "Christmas is Here,"]] where everyone is already tense, but then one member who has been drinking heavily insults his in laws, followed by announcing his wife's affair [[SleepingWithTheBoss with the boss]], causing the wife to start a FoodFight, escalating to knives and shotguns being picked up, and finally the cops arriving to find a massacre.
26th Nov '16 10:28:31 PM shamblingdead2
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* Happened during ''Series/{{Roseanne}'' 's yearly ThanksgivingEpisode. Some notable fights included Jackie and Bev fighting about Jackie's cop job, Nana Mary talking about her two abortions prior to having Bev, Jackie and Roseanne finding out about their father's decades of infidelity, and Bev [[ComingOutStory coming out]] as a lesbian.

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* Happened during ''Series/{{Roseanne}'' ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' 's yearly ThanksgivingEpisode. Some notable fights included Jackie and Bev fighting about Jackie's cop job, Nana Mary talking about her two abortions prior to having Bev, Jackie and Roseanne finding out about their father's decades of infidelity, and Bev [[ComingOutStory coming out]] as a lesbian.
26th Nov '16 10:27:53 PM shamblingdead2
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* Happened during ''Series/{{Roseanne}'' 's yearly ThanksgivingEpisode. Some notable fights included Jackie and Bev fighting about Jackie's cop job, Nana Mary talking about her two abortions prior to having Bev, Jackie and Roseanne finding out about their father's decades of infidelity, and Bev [[ComingOutStory coming out]] as a lesbian.
5th Nov '16 11:22:32 AM StarTropes
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* On ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', this is how Trip describes T'Pol trying to eat with chopsticks.
15th Oct '16 12:39:24 PM MsChibi
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* The dinner scene in ''Film/SaturdayNightFever''. Unusually for this trope, this is a normal family dinner at the Ramero household, not a special occasion.


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* On ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Rocko is invited over for dinner at Heffer's house. Awkwardness ensues when he finds out that Heffer was (literally) RaisedByWolves...and that he has no idea that he's adopted. The Wolfe family, meanwhile, are pretty dysfunctional in their own right.
16th Aug '16 1:03:18 AM PaulA
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* The infamous dinner party hosted by Miles in ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga A Civil Campaign]]''.

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* The infamous dinner party hosted by Miles in ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga A Civil Campaign]]''.''Literature/ACivilCampaign''.
2nd Apr '16 11:59:38 PM nombretomado
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* In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'', when Manny, Sid and Diego steal a melon from the dodos, the dodos fight back hysterically (and ineffectually) prompting Manny (played by Ray Romano, who's [[EverybodyLovesRaymond seen this trope played out many times before]]) to comment, "Wow, dinner ''and'' a show."

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* In ''WesternAnimation/IceAge'', when Manny, Sid and Diego steal a melon from the dodos, the dodos fight back hysterically (and ineffectually) prompting Manny (played by Ray Romano, who's [[EverybodyLovesRaymond [[Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond seen this trope played out many times before]]) to comment, "Wow, dinner ''and'' a show."



* One Series/SaturdayNightLive sketch was an advertisement for the greatest hits of dysfunctional family holiday dinners (for those who can't make it home this year). Each one ended with the father (Will Ferrell) yelling "*BLEEP* this, I'm leaving!" and flipping his dinner plate into the air. What really made this funny was that Ferrell's plate flips just got harder every time until the last one where he practically launches it across the table.

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* One Series/SaturdayNightLive ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch was an advertisement for the greatest hits of dysfunctional family holiday dinners (for those who can't make it home this year). Each one ended with the father (Will Ferrell) yelling "*BLEEP* this, I'm leaving!" and flipping his dinner plate into the air. What really made this funny was that Ferrell's plate flips just got harder every time until the last one where he practically launches it across the table.
22nd Mar '16 1:12:19 AM Knight20
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