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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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19th Mar '16 4:00:54 AM Hossmeister
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19th Feb '16 9:41:25 AM PaulA
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* AJ's Annual Party from ''Literature/NakedLunch''. The party involves a live sex show (with possibly-simulated hangings), an orgy, and AJ decapitating a group of party-crashers while singing [[TreasureIsland "Fifteen Men on a Dead Man's Chest".]]

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* AJ's Annual Party from ''Literature/NakedLunch''. The party involves a live sex show (with possibly-simulated hangings), an orgy, and AJ decapitating a group of party-crashers while singing [[TreasureIsland [[Literature/TreasureIsland "Fifteen Men on a Dead Man's Chest".]]
20th Dec '15 8:28:08 PM jamespolk
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* A darker than usual example in ''Literature/AliceAdams'', when Arthur comes over to the Adamses for dinner. SocialClimber Alice is desperate to pass herself and her family off as rich sophisticates, but it all goes to hell. It's far too hot, especially for the heavy dinner that the Adamses have prepared—the soup makes everyone more sweaty, and the ice cream is melted. Malena's half-assed attitude is expressed in her cap continually falling over her face. Virgil acts like the coarse factory worker he is rather than the successful businessman Alice wants him to pretend to be. Virgil accidentally exposes Alice's lie that he has two secretaries. It gets more and more uncomfortable until Arthur finally leaves.
9th Dec '15 7:13:09 PM MsChibi
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%%* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'': "There's a bomb in the lasagna!"

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%%* * ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'': "There's a bomb in Judy (at the lasagna!"insistence of Mrs. Funnie) brought her new boyfriend Kyle home for dinner. She was reluctant to do so because she viewed her family as being boring, so she staged a performance where her parents were a writer and an anthropologist, and Doug was a butler. Doug was upset at this, so he tried to spice things up by being a secret agent instead. Kyle tells Judy that he would have accepted her family, no matter how "uncool" they were, and that she didn't have to put on a show for him. Afterwards, Kyle is never seen again, implying that he and Judy broke up (whether because of the antics of this particular evening, or for another reason.)
27th Oct '15 1:28:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[{{Doug}} "There's a bomb in the lasagna!"]]

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27th Oct '15 1:28:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* The Thanksgiving movie ''WhatsCooking?''. You get FOUR dinners and FOUR shows as four diverse families celebrate the holiday in Los Angeles.

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* The Thanksgiving movie ''WhatsCooking?''.''Film/WhatsCooking?''. You get FOUR dinners and FOUR shows as four diverse families celebrate the holiday in Los Angeles.



* AJ's Annual Party from ''NakedLunch''. The party involves a live sex show (with possibly-simulated hangings), an orgy, and AJ decapitating a group of party-crashers while singing [[TreasureIsland "Fifteen Men on a Dead Man's Chest".]]

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* AJ's Annual Party from ''NakedLunch''.''Literature/NakedLunch''. The party involves a live sex show (with possibly-simulated hangings), an orgy, and AJ decapitating a group of party-crashers while singing [[TreasureIsland "Fifteen Men on a Dead Man's Chest".]]



* This is the basic premise of the stage comedy ''YouCantTakeItWithYou'' by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.

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* This is the basic premise of the stage comedy ''YouCantTakeItWithYou'' ''Theatre/YouCantTakeItWithYou'' by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.



* ''HeyArnold'' had quite a few of these, too.
** Most notably the Thanksgiving episode where the phrase is uttered during Mr Simmons Thanksgiving dinner. When the girl known as Joy starts choking, Mr Simmons' "friend" Peter dryly states this as he sips some red wine.

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* ''HeyArnold'' ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' had quite a few of these, too.
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too. Most notably the Thanksgiving episode where the phrase is uttered during Mr Simmons Thanksgiving dinner. When the girl known as Joy starts choking, Mr Simmons' "friend" Peter dryly states this as he sips some red wine.
24th Jun '15 1:40:21 PM Morgenthaler
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* Lampshaded by [[GilmoreGirls Lorelai]] when she and Rory once arrived for Friday Night Dinner and they watched an argument between Richard and Emily.

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* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'': Lampshaded by [[GilmoreGirls Lorelai]] Lorelai when she and Rory once arrived for Friday Night Dinner and they watched an argument between Richard and Emily.
24th Jun '15 1:39:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''BrothersAndSisters'', where Walker family dinners inevitably result in an argument. The only reason they're not the the page image is because deciding which dinner to use is a Herculean effort. They've started LampshadeHanging it, especially Robert [=McAllister=]:

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* ''BrothersAndSisters'', ''Series/BrothersAndSisters'', where Walker family dinners inevitably result in an argument. The only reason they're not the the page image is because deciding which dinner to use is a Herculean effort. They've started LampshadeHanging it, especially Robert [=McAllister=]:



* One of the defining characteristics of the Crane family from ''{{Frasier}}'', although usually some guests are involved as well. Recounting every time the family has thrown a disastrous dinner that descended into blood, tears, and chaos by the third act would take up half the page, but special mention should go to the time it was heavily {{Lampshaded}} in "Daphne Does Dinner", which featured a bizarre, NoodleImplements-filled opening scene, and in which Daphne's EpicFailure at her first lavish dinner since marrying Niles causes Frasier to proclaim that she is now [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "officially a Crane."]]
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* One of the defining characteristics of the Crane family from ''{{Frasier}}'', ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', although usually some guests are involved as well. Recounting every time the family has thrown a disastrous dinner that descended into blood, tears, and chaos by the third act would take up half the page, but special mention should go to the time it was heavily {{Lampshaded}} in "Daphne Does Dinner", which featured a bizarre, NoodleImplements-filled opening scene, and in which Daphne's EpicFailure at her first lavish dinner since marrying Niles causes Frasier to proclaim that she is now [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "officially a Crane."]]
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* Basically every episode of ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'', whether or not more extended family members or Debra or Amy's parents are involved.

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* Basically every episode of ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'', ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', whether or not more extended family members or Debra or Amy's parents are involved.



* ''{{Titus}}'' was fond of this trope as well: There was the episode where Titus' family and Erin's family came for Thanksgiving and wound up in the hospital, twice with his mother making dinner (one time drugging the entire family and trying to kill his dad, another with her psychiatrist fiancé showing up and making Titus and his dad upset), and once when Tommy was dating a woman who had slept with Titus - they went to her restaurant. Ken Titus even used the trope title as things got more and more awkward.

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* ''{{Titus}}'' ''Series/{{Titus}}'' was fond of this trope as well: There was the episode where Titus' family and Erin's family came for Thanksgiving and wound up in the hospital, twice with his mother making dinner (one time drugging the entire family and trying to kill his dad, another with her psychiatrist fiancé showing up and making Titus and his dad upset), and once when Tommy was dating a woman who had slept with Titus - they went to her restaurant. Ken Titus even used the trope title as things got more and more awkward.



* ''MalcolmInTheMiddle''. In fact, the family probably aren't any more [[DysfunctionalFamily dysfunctional]] at dinner than the rest of the time - it just brings them all [[CabinFever into close proximity]].
* If we are to go by ''SixFeetUnder'', family dinners can get quite interesting when one member of the family has had ecstasy. Without him knowing about it.
* So common on ''PicketFences'' whenever they have dinner guests, that lawyer Wambaugh [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] it when urging another guest to accept an invitation: "Strange things happen when they ''eat''."

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* ''MalcolmInTheMiddle''.''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''. In fact, the family probably aren't any more [[DysfunctionalFamily dysfunctional]] at dinner than the rest of the time - it just brings them all [[CabinFever into close proximity]].
* If we are to go by ''SixFeetUnder'', ''Series/SixFeetUnder'', family dinners can get quite interesting when one member of the family has had ecstasy. Without him knowing about it.
* So common on ''PicketFences'' ''Series/PicketFences'' whenever they have dinner guests, that lawyer Wambaugh [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] it when urging another guest to accept an invitation: "Strange things happen when they ''eat''."
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