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11th Jan '18 11:21:10 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** In the episode "Twenty-Two Short Films About Springfield," there's a segment about Principal Skinner having Superintendent Chalmers over for dinner. Except Skinner's roast catches fire and he comes up with one {{Blatant Lie|s}} after another -- from claiming the smoke is "steam from the steamed clams we're having" to passing off Krusty Burgers as "steamed hams" to saying that the fire in his kitchen is the aurora borealis[[note]]"At this time of year, at this time of day, in this part of the country, ''localized entirely within your kitchen?!''"[[/note]]

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** In the episode "Twenty-Two Short Films About Springfield," there's a segment about Principal Skinner having Superintendent Chalmers over for dinner. Except Skinner's roast catches fire and he comes up with one {{Blatant Lie|s}} after another -- from claiming the smoke is "steam from the steamed clams we're having" to passing off Krusty Burgers as "steamed hams" to saying that the fire in his kitchen is the aurora borealis[[note]]"At this time of year, at this time of day, in this part of the country, ''localized entirely within your kitchen?!''"[[/note]]kitchen?!''"[[/note]] -- to avoid disappointing Chalmers.
11th Jan '18 11:20:54 PM LucaEarlgrey
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** In the episode "Twenty-Two Short Films About Springfield," there's a segment about Principal Skinner having Superintendent Chalmers over for dinner.

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** In the episode "Twenty-Two Short Films About Springfield," there's a segment about Principal Skinner having Superintendent Chalmers over for dinner. Except Skinner's roast catches fire and he comes up with one {{Blatant Lie|s}} after another -- from claiming the smoke is "steam from the steamed clams we're having" to passing off Krusty Burgers as "steamed hams" to saying that the fire in his kitchen is the aurora borealis[[note]]"At this time of year, at this time of day, in this part of the country, ''localized entirely within your kitchen?!''"[[/note]]
7th Jan '18 3:58:02 AM WildKatGirl
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A standard {{sitcom}} plot in which the (AlwaysMale) main character's boss comes to their home for dinner. Naturally, they'll panic when they learn of it and nervously prepare throughout the episode. Expect [[HilarityEnsues hilarity to ensue]] when the boss finally comes, if there is GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity and the boss is malicious enough to fire someone just because a dinner ocassion went awry.

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A standard {{sitcom}} plot in which the (AlwaysMale) main character's boss comes to their home for dinner. Naturally, they'll panic when they learn of it and nervously prepare throughout the episode. Expect [[HilarityEnsues hilarity to ensue]] when the boss finally comes, if there is GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity and the boss is malicious enough to fire someone just because a dinner ocassion occasion went awry.
11th Nov '17 1:19:26 PM Rhodes7
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* The film version of ''Literature/ADogsPurpose'' has one of these be spoiled when Bailey (a dog) eats the prize coin of the dad's collection, a rare golden eagle, which he naturally boasts of to his boss and wishes to show off. Ethan gets Bailey to poop out the coin and returns just as they're about to open the case, so he distracts the adults by pretending to see a rat which Bailey tries to chase leading to a series of pratfalls and the boss and his wife storming out in disgust.

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27th Oct '17 12:23:42 PM speyeker
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Mr. Burns does this in "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish" as part of his political campaign.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Mr. Burns does this in "One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue "Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish" as part of his political campaign.
27th Jul '17 2:24:24 PM CJCroen1393
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* The decidedly non-creepy LostEpisode {{Creepypasta}} [[http://geosheas-lost-episodes.wikia.com/wiki/Grim%27s_Boss "Grim's Boss"]] centers around an unaired episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' wherein Grim's boss, {{Satan}} (though he prefers to go by [[LouCypher Lou]]), shows up for dinner and informs Grim that he's looking for an apprentice. At the end, he picks [[EnfanteTerrible Mandy]] as his apprentice as he has seen no soul more evil...but Mandy has other plans and the episode ends with Mandy enslaving both Satan and Grim and basically becoming the queen of Hell.
14th Jun '17 1:16:35 AM jtierney50
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* Not technically "the boss" as much as "coworkers", but the premise is generally the same: the song "The Room Where It Happens" in ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'' focuses around a dinner meeting between Hamilton, Jefferson, and Madison, where Hamilton traded the location of the US capitol (Washington, DC over New York) for more financial power. One line even has Jefferson claim "I arranged the venue, the menu, the seating" (although it's unlikely that in real life, Jefferson himself would have done this).
13th Apr '17 5:28:19 PM Andyroid
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* Done on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', but not with any of the main characters. Instead, it played out with parasites living on Spunky, whose lives spoofed old sitcoms.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'': Done on an in the episode of ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', "Dirty Dog", but not with any of the main characters. Instead, it played out with the parasites living on Spunky, whose lives spoofed old sitcoms.



* Done in the Rugrats episode "Dummi Bear Dinner Disaster," where Randy Carmicheal's boss comes over for dinner.

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* Done in the Rugrats ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' episode "Dummi Bear Dinner Disaster," where Randy Carmicheal's boss comes over for dinner.dinner. The kids try to sabotage things when Susie becomes convinced that her dad will get a promotion and they'll have to move again if the dinner goes too well.
28th Jul '16 7:40:37 PM PaulA
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* The JudyBlume novel ''[[Literature/{{Fudge}} Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing]]'' has this, only rather than the boss, it's a client at an advertising agency. The defiant kid brother, Fudge, causes trouble when the client visits, and it's implied that the agency lost the account because of this. The connection is made more direct in the TV adaptation, ''Superfudge''.

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* The JudyBlume Creator/JudyBlume novel ''[[Literature/{{Fudge}} Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing]]'' ''Literature/TalesOfAFourthGradeNothing'' has this, only rather than the boss, it's a client at an advertising agency. The defiant kid brother, Fudge, causes trouble when the client visits, and it's implied that the agency lost the account because of this. The connection is made more direct in the TV adaptation, ''Superfudge''.



* The Paul Jennings short story "Licked" (which became the basis for part of the ''RoundTheTwist'' episode "Little Black Balls") has this as its plotline. This time around, our narrator is the son, who is going out of his way to disgust everybody.

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* The Paul Jennings Creator/PaulJennings short story "Licked" (which became the basis for part of the ''RoundTheTwist'' ''Series/RoundTheTwist'' episode "Little Black Balls") has this as its plotline. This time around, our narrator is the son, who is going out of his way to disgust everybody.
3rd Jul '16 2:32:55 PM lavendermintrose
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* Inverted in ''Anime/{{K}}: Countdown'', a manga that takes place between the movie and season 2, where Munakata invites Awashima and Fushimi to his family's home for dinner. It's ''very'' awkward, but in the end, the two of them come to understand him better and bridge that gap.
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