History Main / GrandparentalObliviousness

13th Apr '16 1:28:55 PM Julia1984
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* Often averted in non-Western cultures or non-traditional family structures where grandparents play a major role in the raising of a child.
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* Often averted in non-Western cultures or non-traditional family structures where grandparents play a major role in the raising of a child.
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3rd Apr '16 12:03:09 AM nombretomado
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* On ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'', there's one Halloween night where Frank Barone, charged with dealing with trick-or-treaters, obligingly doles out Ray and Debra's novelty coloured contraceptives, thinking they're some sort of brightly coloured chew sweets.

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* On ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'', ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', there's one Halloween night where Frank Barone, charged with dealing with trick-or-treaters, obligingly doles out Ray and Debra's novelty coloured contraceptives, thinking they're some sort of brightly coloured chew sweets.
19th Mar '16 4:05:47 AM Hossmeister
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14th Jan '16 12:09:25 PM Larkmarn
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* Averted in ''Series/HannahMontana'', when Miley's and Jackson's plans to party all night once their dad is out of town (their mother's been dead for a while) get frustrated by anything-but-oblivious Meemaw's surprise visit.
5th Jan '16 6:17:48 PM SalexNights
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* Subverted in ''Series/HannahMontana'', when Miley's and Jackson's plans to party all night once their dad is out of town (their mother's been dead for a while) get frustrated by anything-but-oblivious Meemaw's surprise visit.

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* Subverted Averted in ''Series/HannahMontana'', when Miley's and Jackson's plans to party all night once their dad is out of town (their mother's been dead for a while) get frustrated by anything-but-oblivious Meemaw's surprise visit.
3rd Sep '15 1:37:04 PM eroock
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A kid gets away with audacious stuff because they've been left in the care of a grandparent who is too senile and addled to notice if, say, they disappear through a PortalPicture to a MagicalLand for a few days (probably because they're a victim of the SeniorSleepCycle). Makes you wonder what in the world prompted their parents to leave them in said grandparent's care in the first place. Compare ScatterbrainedSenior for general senior senility traits.

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A kid gets away with audacious stuff because they've been left in the care of a grandparent who is too senile and addled to notice if, say, they disappear through a PortalPicture to a MagicalLand for a few days (probably because they're a victim of the SeniorSleepCycle). Makes you wonder what in the world prompted their parents to leave them in said grandparent's care in the first place.

Compare ScatterbrainedSenior for general senior senility traits.
3rd Sep '15 1:36:12 PM eroock
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A kid gets away with audacious stuff because they've been left in the care of a grandparent who is too senile and addled to notice if, say, they disappear through a PortalPicture to a MagicalLand for a few days (probably because they're a victim of the SeniorSleepCycle). Makes you wonder what in the world prompted their parents to leave them in said grandparent's care in the first place.

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A kid gets away with audacious stuff because they've been left in the care of a grandparent who is too senile and addled to notice if, say, they disappear through a PortalPicture to a MagicalLand for a few days (probably because they're a victim of the SeniorSleepCycle). Makes you wonder what in the world prompted their parents to leave them in said grandparent's care in the first place. Compare ScatterbrainedSenior for general senior senility traits.
22nd Jul '15 1:13:21 PM Eddy1215
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-->'''Didi''': [angry] I can't believe you left them with your father! The man slept through Pearl Harbor, for heaven's sake!

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-->'''Didi''': [angry] I can't believe you left them with your father! The man [[SleptThroughTheApocalypse slept through Pearl Harbor, Harbor]], for heaven's sake!
15th Jun '15 10:15:56 AM eroock
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-->--''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

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-->--''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
18th Apr '15 6:24:50 PM LadyNorbert
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* Vada's grandmother suffers badly from dementia in ''Film/MyGirl'', so much so that it's ''Vada's'' job to babysit ''Grandma'' whenever a funeral is happening downstairs (Vada's father is the funeral director). It's a rare example of the obliviousness not being PlayedForLaughs, and in fact is a point of contention for Vada and her dad at one point when Grandma gets out of Vada's sight and starts singing into a rose in front of a roomful of mourners.



** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with Carly and Spencer's grandfather, who seems to be the sanest member of their family and actually shows in one episode to take Carly away from Spencer because of a perceived lack in responsibility from Spencer.

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** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] with Carly and Spencer's grandfather, who seems to be the sanest member of their family and actually shows up in one episode to take custody of Carly away from Spencer because of a perceived lack in of responsibility from Spencer.



* In ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'', the Halloween night where Frank Barone, charged with dealing with trick-or-treaters, obligingly doles out Ray and Debra's novelty coloured contraceptives, thinking they're some sort of brightly coloured chew sweets.

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* In On ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'', the there's one Halloween night where Frank Barone, charged with dealing with trick-or-treaters, obligingly doles out Ray and Debra's novelty coloured contraceptives, thinking they're some sort of brightly coloured chew sweets.



* The quest in ''Music/PeterAndTheWolf'' is done while Grandpa's asleep and oblivious of his grandson's disobedience.

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* The quest in ''Music/PeterAndTheWolf'' is done while Grandpa's asleep and oblivious of to his grandson's disobedience.



** Although Tommy's [[ParentalObliviousness parents]] aren't much better.
* Any time Abe Simpson is left to babysit on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', usually by [[SeniorSleepCycle falling a sleep.]]

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** Although To be fair, Tommy's [[ParentalObliviousness parents]] aren't much better.
* Any time Abe Simpson is left to babysit on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', usually by [[SeniorSleepCycle falling a sleep.asleep.]]



** In the episode the Flanders adopt Bart, Lisa, and Maggie.

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** In the episode the one episode, Flanders adopt adopts Bart, Lisa, and Maggie.



* Timmy's Pappy on ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddparents'' subverts the trope. He cheerfully went along when Timmy, Cosmo and Wanda dragged him into an "old timey cartoon". Timmy got through it safely thanks to Pappy and the fairies, but when Pappy went on to describe it, Mom and Dad decided he was senile and hallucinating.

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* Timmy's Pappy on ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddparents'' subverts the trope. He cheerfully went goes along when Timmy, Cosmo and Wanda dragged drag him into an "old timey cartoon". Timmy got gets through it safely thanks to Pappy and the fairies, but when Pappy went on to describe it, describes it later, Mom and Dad decided he was decide he's senile and hallucinating.



* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', we have a classmate of the girls, Mitch Mitchelson and his grandmother, who is perpetually seen sitting in front of a tv set that plays nothing but static. Her grandson, meanwhile, is a juvenile delinquent in the making.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', we have a classmate of the girls, Mitch Mitchelson and his grandmother, who is perpetually seen sitting in front of a tv TV set that plays nothing but static. Her grandson, meanwhile, is a juvenile delinquent in the making.
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