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20th Apr '16 12:16:03 PM Piando
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* Bulma of ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' was this for a little while, as Vegeta left sometime before Trunks was born and did not particularly care about his son until after the Cell Games. Justified as she is the wealthiest woman in the world due to her family owning Capsule Corp. The Abridged Series even hung a lampshade on it.

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* Bulma of ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' was this for a little while, as Vegeta left sometime before Trunks was born and did not particularly care about his son until after the Cell Games. Justified as she is the wealthiest woman in the world due to her family owning Capsule Corp. [[WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged The Abridged Series Series]] even hung a lampshade on it.
29th Mar '16 10:54:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ThePerfectMan'' was mocked for its use of this trope ([[SoBadItsGood along with many other things]]). Jean's predilection of moving to a new state every time a relationship fails would rightly be viewed as a sign of mental illness in nearly any other movie. Here, though, the only apparent consequence of these actions is that her daughter Holly wants to keep her mom from being let down again. How Jean manages to do things like afford a two-bedroom apartment in New York on a baker's salary is...not explained.
** The indie film ''{{Tumbleweeds}}'' had a similar situation with the single mother, though a little more realistic in tone.

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* ''ThePerfectMan'' ''Film/ThePerfectMan'' was mocked for its use of this trope ([[SoBadItsGood along with many other things]]). Jean's predilection of moving to a new state every time a relationship fails would rightly be viewed as a sign of mental illness in nearly any other movie. Here, though, the only apparent consequence of these actions is that her daughter Holly wants to keep her mom from being let down again. How Jean manages to do things like afford a two-bedroom apartment in New York on a baker's salary is...not explained.
** The indie film ''{{Tumbleweeds}}'' ''Film/{{Tumbleweeds}}'' had a similar situation with the single mother, though a little more realistic in tone.



* Casey's mom Joan, from IcePrincess, is a single mother, college professor, and they both live comfortably. Gen and Teddy's mom, Tina, as well.

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* Casey's mom Joan, from IcePrincess, ''Film/IcePrincess'', is a single mother, college professor, and they both live comfortably. Gen and Teddy's mom, Tina, as well.
9th Mar '16 1:19:58 PM Hossmeister
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* Probably the most famous invocation of this trope is the title character on ''MurphyBrown''. Dan Quayle famously attempted to question the UnfortunateImplications this trope creates - and ended up the target of ridicule (in Real Life and on the show itself) for suggesting that television could influence people like that. Interestingly, [[http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,319786,00.html Candice Bergen herself]] thought Quayle had a point.

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* Probably the most famous invocation of this trope is the title character on ''MurphyBrown''.''Series/MurphyBrown''. Dan Quayle famously attempted to question the UnfortunateImplications this trope creates - and ended up the target of ridicule (in Real Life and on the show itself) for suggesting that television could influence people like that. Interestingly, [[http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,319786,00.html Candice Bergen herself]] thought Quayle had a point.
17th Feb '16 9:07:22 AM FF32
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** Somewhat justified, in that both her son and her boyfriend, the [[FrenchJerk Spy]], [[HiredGuns work for]] [[MegaCorp an organization]] [[PsychoForHire that pays them]] [[OnlyInItForTheMoney hundreds of thousand]] [[PrivateMilitaryContractors of dollars a year]].

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** Somewhat justified, in that both This ''seemed'' to be justified by having her son and and her boyfriend, the [[FrenchJerk Spy]], Spy, work as [[HiredGuns work for]] [[MegaCorp an organization]] [[PsychoForHire mercenaries]] for several wealthy international companies, until it was shown that pays them]] [[OnlyInItForTheMoney hundreds she and Spy apparently kept their finances separate, and Scout spent all of thousand]] [[PrivateMilitaryContractors of dollars his money on [[spoiler: Music/TomJones memorabilia]], which only turned out to be a year]].wise investment after several years.
9th Feb '16 5:12:17 PM DoctorCooper
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Because viewing audiences tend not to like being reminded of how tough things can be, TV land has given us the GlamorousSingleMother -- a character who juggles children, personal life, and work life expertly with little trouble or complications. In particularly extreme examples, her life will be indistinguishable from those of similar characters who do not have kids -- they'll be little more than an adorable little PlotDevice every few episodes.

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Because viewing audiences tend not to like being reminded of how tough things can be, TV land has given us the GlamorousSingleMother Glamorous Single Mother -- a character who juggles children, personal life, and work life expertly with little trouble or complications. In particularly extreme examples, her life will be indistinguishable from those of similar characters who do not have kids -- they'll be little more than an adorable little PlotDevice every few episodes.
11th Oct '15 6:12:30 PM killikim
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* Parodied in a dark way in ''Film/{{Ulvesommer}}'' where Cecilie is [[SexyScandinavian beautiful]] single mother who's a LethalChef and a suitcase filled with [[ReallyGetsAround pictures of her exes]], expect for her daughter, and the story's heroine, Kim's father. Because 'he left her with a kid' by falling of a mountain and dying. Kim loves climbing like her father, which is expected for her to be sceptical too, but she disaproves of Kim being a {{Tomboy}}, even though she almost always travels around with her boyfriends rather than caring for Kim. She finally gets CharacterDevelopment in the end, TakesALevelInBadass, and becomes a good mother.
4th Oct '15 2:46:01 PM StFan
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* Subverted with Kristin Baxter in ''LastManStanding''. She is constantly shown to be stressed out and overworked. It's established that the only reason she is able to do it is because her parents and sisters help her.

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* Subverted with Kristin Baxter in ''LastManStanding''.''Series/LastManStanding''. She is constantly shown to be stressed out and overworked. It's established that the only reason she is able to do it is because her parents and sisters help her.
17th Sep '15 12:31:34 PM Kereea1
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* Bulma of ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' was this for a little while, as Vegeta left sometime before Trunks was born and did not particularly care about his son until after the Cell Games. Justified as she is the wealthiest woman in the world due to her family owning Capsule Corp. The Abridged Series even hung a lampshade on it.
5th Aug '15 1:01:04 PM wuggles
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** In season 3 this is deconstructed, with her now-teenage daughter arguing with her and outright calling her a bad mother, claiming that she left the kids to raise themselves while she was focusing on the study.
5th Jun '15 7:13:33 PM ShorinBJ
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* Ash Ketchum's mom from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' fits this trope somewhat. While she is a very good mom, Ash left his home at ten to commence his journey as most young men and women around his age do. She is always to welcome back at the end of a journey. It's also said she works at a diner of some sort.

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* Ash Ketchum's mom from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' fits this trope somewhat. While she is a very good mom, Ash left his home at ten to commence his journey as most young men and women around his age do. She is always there to welcome him back at the end of a journey. It's also said she works at a diner of some sort.
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