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16th Mar '17 1:57:34 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* A non-comedic example in ''Film/ScarletStreet'', where Edward G. Robinson's Chris is yelled at and pushed around by his domineering, shrewish wife. Chris's unhappiness in his marriage leads him into an affair, with tragic consequences.

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* A non-comedic example in ''Film/ScarletStreet'', where Edward G. Robinson's Creator/EdwardGRobinson's Chris is yelled at and pushed around by his domineering, shrewish wife. Chris's unhappiness in his marriage leads him into an affair, with tragic consequences.



* Used in Jerry Lewis' ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'', where his own father is henpecked by his wife, seen in a flashback. It does change by the end of the film.

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* Used in Jerry Lewis' Creator/JerryLewis' ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'', where his own father is henpecked by his wife, seen in a flashback. It does change by the end of the film.



* Buster Keaton's ''Film/ThreeAges'', during the scenes set in the 1920s. The father of the LoveInterest is one.

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* Buster Keaton's Creator/BusterKeaton's ''Film/ThreeAges'', during the scenes set in the 1920s. The father of the LoveInterest is one.



* Creator/ToshiroMifune's character in ''Film/ThroneofBlood'' is not such a lucky example, especially considering who he was based off of.

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* Creator/ToshiroMifune's character in ''Film/ThroneofBlood'' ''Film/ThroeOfBlood'' is not such a lucky example, especially considering who he was based off of.



* ''Series/AllInTheFamily'': How Archie Bunker thinks of himself: A flighty Dingbat of a wife that doesn't jump at his every command and drives him crazy with her yapping; a Meathead of a son-in-law that argues with him about everything; and his liberal Little Goil who would rather emulate Jane Fonda or Gloria Steinem than "know her place" in society.
* In the first half of the show, Pete Campbell of ''Series/MadMen'' was about as far from this as can be in the first two or three seasons, as can be seen in "The Mountain King" and "The New Girl". However, towards the end (last two episodes) of season three and then on, his wife Trudy becomes very nagging of the man.

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* ''Series/AllInTheFamily'': How Archie Bunker thinks of himself: A flighty Dingbat of a wife that doesn't jump at his every command and drives him crazy with her yapping; a Meathead of a son-in-law that argues with him about everything; and his liberal Little Goil who would rather emulate Jane Fonda Creator/JaneFonda or Gloria Steinem than "know her place" in society.
* In the first half of the show, Pete Campbell of ''Series/MadMen'' was about as far from this as can be in the first two or three seasons, as can be seen in "The "[[Recap/MadMenS2E12TheMountainKing The Mountain King" King]]" and "The "[[Recap/MadMenS2E5TheNewGirl The New Girl".Girl]]". However, towards the end (last two episodes) of season three and then on, his wife Trudy becomes very nagging of the man.



* "Harcourt Fenton Mudd, you dirty, rotten lazy--" "SHUT UP!" "--[[LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand thing... thing... thing...]]" In ''I, Mudd'' from the original ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'', con man Harry Mudd, trapped on a world of mostly obedient androids, has them create a duplicate of his nagging wife, who he reveals he was running from; only ''this'' version had an "off" switch. After the ''Enterprise'' crew frees itself, they leave Mudd on the planet with 500 more copies of his nagging wife -- ''without'' the "off" switch -- as punishment for his misdeeds.

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* "Harcourt Fenton Mudd, you dirty, rotten lazy--" "SHUT UP!" "--[[LettingTheAirOutOfTheBand thing... thing... thing...]]" In ''I, Mudd'' "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E8IMudd}} I, Mudd]]" from the original ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'', con man Harry Mudd, trapped on a world of mostly obedient androids, has them create a duplicate of his nagging wife, who he reveals he was running from; only ''this'' version had an "off" switch. After the ''Enterprise'' crew frees itself, they leave Mudd on the planet with 500 more copies of his nagging wife -- ''without'' the "off" switch -- as punishment for his misdeeds.



* The famous ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "Time Enough At Last" had the banker's wife refuse to let her husband read, at all, to the point where she won't let him read the condiment bottles at the dinner table and eventually rips up his poetry. Why she does this is never explained, and nobody cries when the bomb hits. (Well, not for ''her'' at least.)

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* The famous ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "Time "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E8TimeEnoughAtLast Time Enough At Last" Last]]" had the banker's wife refuse to let her husband read, at all, to the point where she won't let him read the condiment bottles at the dinner table and eventually rips up his poetry. Why she does this is never explained, and nobody cries when the bomb hits. (Well, not for ''her'' at least.)



* Rory of ''Series/DoctorWho''. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] at his wedding:

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* Rory of ''Series/DoctorWho''. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] at his wedding:wedding in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang The Big Bang]]":



:: In "A Good Man Goes to War"...

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:: ** In "A [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar A Good Man Goes to War"...War]]"...



:: However, they do genuinely love each other; Rory's pretty badass himself, just not as dominant a personality as Amy is, so he's content to let her take the lead.

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:: ** However, they do genuinely love each other; Rory's pretty badass himself, just not as dominant a personality as Amy is, so he's content to let her take the lead.



** Ricky Gervais played one in the ''Simpsons'' episode he guest starred in and wrote, "Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife". His character Charles Heathbar is married to a domineering woman named Verity, and then when Charles gets paired with Marge on a Wife Swap-esque show, he falls in love with her, but eventually gets over it and separates from his wife.
** There's another humorous version in the episode where former President George H.W. Bush (the first one) and his wife Barbara move to Springfield and buy a house across the street from the Simpsons. When Bush spanks Bart for shredding his memoirs, he provokes an EscalatingWar between himself and Bart and Homer, which culminates in Bush and Homer having a fistfight in front of Bush's house just as former Russian Premier Mikhail Gorbachev has stopped by to give a housewarming present. Fed up with the whole conflict, Barbara orders her husband to apologize to Homer.

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** Ricky Gervais Creator/RickyGervais played one in the ''Simpsons'' episode he guest starred in and wrote, "Homer "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS17E15HomerSimpsonThisIsYourWife Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife".Wife]]". His character Charles Heathbar is married to a domineering woman named Verity, and then when Charles gets paired with Marge on a Wife Swap-esque show, he falls in love with her, but eventually gets over it and separates from his wife.
** There's another humorous version in the episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E13TwoBadNeighbors Two Bad Neighbors]]", where former President George H.W. Bush (the first one) and his wife Barbara move to Springfield and buy a house across the street from the Simpsons. When Bush spanks Bart for shredding his memoirs, he provokes an EscalatingWar between himself and Bart and Homer, which culminates in Bush and Homer having a fistfight in front of Bush's house just as former Russian Premier Mikhail Gorbachev has stopped by to give a housewarming present. Fed up with the whole conflict, Barbara orders her husband to apologize to Homer.



* Peter Griffin from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' occasionally slips into this, but considering what a massive ManChild he is, it's unlikely the family would be able to function at all if Lois wasnt shrewish and domineering. It's already a mess of abusive dysfunction as it is.

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* Peter Griffin from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' occasionally slips into this, but considering what a massive ManChild he is, it's unlikely the family would be able to function at all if Lois wasnt wasn't shrewish and domineering. It's already a mess of abusive dysfunction as it is.
8th Mar '17 7:18:39 AM CosmicFerret
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* The devoted and obedient "wanko" [[AnimalMotifs ("puppy")]] {{Seme}} is this to the moody and demanding "nyanko" ("kitty") {{Uke}} in a {{Yaoi}} relationship that uses [[BoysLoveNotes the "wanko-nyanko" dynamic]]. And, of course, the uke may be this to a seme in a more "traditional" yaoi story.

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* The devoted and obedient "wanko" [[AnimalMotifs ("puppy")]] {{Seme}} is this to the moody and demanding "nyanko" ("kitty") {{Uke}} in a {{Yaoi}} relationship that uses [[BoysLoveNotes [[UsefulNotes/BoysLoveNotes the "wanko-nyanko" dynamic]]. And, of course, the uke may be this to a seme in a more "traditional" yaoi story.
22nd Feb '17 12:11:04 PM LongTallShorty64
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* In ''Film/PrincessORourke'', Eddie imagines that he will become this if he marries Maria.
2nd Feb '17 5:57:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* GreatBigSea's rendition of "Scolding Wife".

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* GreatBigSea's Music/GreatBigSea's rendition of "Scolding Wife".
17th Jan '17 1:03:03 PM nombretomado
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* Peter Griffin from ''FamilyGuy'' occasionally slips into this, but considering what a massive ManChild he is, it's unlikely the family would be able to function at all if Lois wasnt shrewish and domineering. It's already a mess of abusive dysfunction as it is.

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* Peter Griffin from ''FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' occasionally slips into this, but considering what a massive ManChild he is, it's unlikely the family would be able to function at all if Lois wasnt shrewish and domineering. It's already a mess of abusive dysfunction as it is.
9th Jan '17 11:19:25 PM PrincessGwen
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* George Putnam in ''Amelia'' is more then a little like this. They remain HappilyMarried despite what the title character puts him through because he is something of a FoolForLove.

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* George Putnam in ''Amelia'' is more then than a little like this. They remain HappilyMarried despite what the title character puts him through because he is something of a FoolForLove.



** At the end of the early WesternAnimation/BugsBunny short ''Hold the Lion, Please'', after Bugs makes fun of a Lion named Leo who's wife calls him up and orders him home, aborting their chase, a Mrs. Bugs Bunny suddenly shows up and demonstrates that she's the one who [[VisualPun wears the pants]] in the family.

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** At the end of the early WesternAnimation/BugsBunny short ''Hold the Lion, Please'', after Bugs makes fun of a Lion named Leo who's whose wife calls him up and orders him home, aborting their chase, a Mrs. Bugs Bunny suddenly shows up and demonstrates that she's the one who [[VisualPun wears the pants]] in the family.



* Howard [=DeVille=] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' is the submissive one of the family, thought its worth pointing out that his wife Betty isn't abusive or commanding, just boisterous, and she actively encourages him to stick up for himself.

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* Howard [=DeVille=] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' is the submissive one of the family, thought its it's worth pointing out that his wife Betty isn't abusive or commanding, just boisterous, and she actively encourages him to stick up for himself.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', we have Tom Dubois. Due to being an ExtremeDoormat with a paranoid phobia of PrisonRape, his wife Sarah often expresses frustration at his unmasculine demeanor.
* Peter Griffin from ''FamilyGuy'' occasionally slips into this, but considering what a massive ManChild he is, its unlikely the family would be able to function at all if Lois wasnt shrewish and domineering. Its already a mess of abusive dysfunction as it is.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', we have Tom Dubois. Due to being an ExtremeDoormat with a paranoid phobia of PrisonRape, his wife Sarah Sara often expresses frustration at his unmasculine demeanor.
* Peter Griffin from ''FamilyGuy'' occasionally slips into this, but considering what a massive ManChild he is, its it's unlikely the family would be able to function at all if Lois wasnt shrewish and domineering. Its It's already a mess of abusive dysfunction as it is.
18th Oct '16 7:51:41 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10724053/1/Code-Geass-The-Prepared-Rebellion-V2 Code Geass: The Prepared Rebellion]]'', Milly's father is utterly dominated by her mother. Considering said woman sees her as more as a political tool than her child, Milly dislikes them both.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10724053/1/Code-Geass-The-Prepared-Rebellion-V2 Code Geass: The Prepared Rebellion]]'', ''Fanfic/CodeGeassThePreparedRebellion'', Milly's father is utterly dominated by her mother. Considering said woman sees her as more as a political tool than her child, Milly dislikes them both.
1st Oct '16 11:08:07 PM tv1995
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* Jerry from ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' is this to a t. He and his wife, Beth married after she became pregnant with their daughter when they were in high school. The question of if they were together by choice or not is often raised. This isn't helped by the fact that he has to deal with his wife's desire to keep her MadScientist father in her life who constantly throws their family in danger, especially their children and constantly insults Jerry, believing he isn't worthy of his daughter and Beth's dominerring personality. In an episode where they are in a couples' therapy, it is shown that Beth's perception of Jerry is that of a spineless meek worm. He and Beth are shown to have a rather malicious, codepent relationship. No one in the family respects Jerry. He even lampshades this in an episode
--> Jerry: I'm just this entire family's toilet paper.
24th Sep '16 7:59:55 PM ScottMarshall
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* ''Series/TheLastOfTheSummerWine'', also written by Roy Clarke, also featured this trope in abundance, usually paired with the show's powerful {{Apron Matron}}s. With the exception of the main trio of bachelors[=/=]widowers[=/=]divorcees, almost every man in the programme was this, particularly [[YourCheatingHeart Howard Sibshaw]], who was so terrified of his wife Pearl that he never got around to any actual philandering with Marina; Wesley Pegden, whose wife Edie was a sort of prototype for Hyacinth Bucket of ''Series/KeepingUpAppearances''; and Wally Batty, who was married to the most MemeticBadass on the programme, the legendary battleaxe Nora Batty.

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* ''Series/TheLastOfTheSummerWine'', ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'', also written by Roy Clarke, also featured this trope in abundance, usually paired with the show's powerful {{Apron Matron}}s. With the exception of the main trio of bachelors[=/=]widowers[=/=]divorcees, almost every man in the programme was this, particularly [[YourCheatingHeart Howard Sibshaw]], who was so terrified of his wife Pearl that he never got around to any actual philandering with Marina; Wesley Pegden, whose wife Edie was a sort of prototype for Hyacinth Bucket of ''Series/KeepingUpAppearances''; and Wally Batty, who was married to the most MemeticBadass on the programme, the legendary battleaxe Nora Batty.
24th Sep '16 7:59:20 PM ScottMarshall
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* ''Series/TheLastOfTheSummerWine'', also written by Roy Clarke, also featured this trope in abundance, usually paired with the show's powerful {{Apron Matron}}s. With the exception of the main trio of bachelors[=/=]widowers[=/=]divorcees, almost every man in the programme was this, particularly [[YourCheatingHeart Howard Sibshaw]], who was so terrified of his wife Pearl that he never got around to any actual philandering with Marina; Wesley Pegden, whose wife Edie was a sort of prototype for Hyacinth Bucket of ''Series/KeepingUpAppearances''; and Wally Batty, who was married to the most MemeticBadass on the programme, the legendary battleaxe Nora Batty.
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