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7th May '16 12:11:43 PM nombretomado
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* Angie tries to do this with Carmen in ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'' after she leaves her public school and dosen't succeed very well.

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* Angie tries to do this with Carmen in ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'' ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'' after she leaves her public school and dosen't succeed very well.



* Owen Cronsky in ''LessThanPerfect'' was homeschooled by his parents, and there were a few jokes made about it(like Claude and Ramona being surprised that he had an actual graduation ceremony), but it's still one of the more positive examples of this trope, as Owen turned out fairly succesful from the experience.

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* Owen Cronsky in ''LessThanPerfect'' ''Series/LessThanPerfect'' was homeschooled by his parents, and there were a few jokes made about it(like Claude and Ramona being surprised that he had an actual graduation ceremony), but it's still one of the more positive examples of this trope, as Owen turned out fairly succesful from the experience.
30th Apr '16 9:10:27 PM homeschooled23
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To many modern children and teenagers, the homeschooled kid is something of an enigma. Do they ever leave their house? Is there something wrong with them? How do they make friends if they can't go to school? And that most offensive of questions, "Do they have lives?"

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To many modern children and teenagers, the homeschooled kid is something of an enigma. Do they ever leave their house? Is there something wrong with them? How do they make friends if they can't go to school? And that most offensive of questions, "Do Do they have lives?"
lives?
30th Apr '16 9:03:16 PM homeschooled23
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To many modern children and teenagers, the homeschooled kid is something of an enigma. Do they ever leave their house? Is there something wrong with them? How do they make friends if they can't go to school? And that most offensive of questions, "do they have lives?"

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To many modern children and teenagers, the homeschooled kid is something of an enigma. Do they ever leave their house? Is there something wrong with them? How do they make friends if they can't go to school? And that most offensive of questions, "do "Do they have lives?"
30th Apr '16 9:02:50 PM homeschooled23
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To many modern children and teenagers, the homeschooled kid is something of an enigma. Do they ever leave their house? Is there something wrong with them? How do they make friends if they can't go to school?

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To many modern children and teenagers, the homeschooled kid is something of an enigma. Do they ever leave their house? Is there something wrong with them? How do they make friends if they can't go to school?
school? And that most offensive of questions, "do they have lives?"
25th Mar '16 6:06:37 PM thatother1dude
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* WordOfGod describes ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'''s title character as homeschooled, but it's a bit of an odd example--the Crystal Gems don't seem to know what "school" ''is,'' and just kind of teach [[TagalongKid Steven]] informally.



* Marge tried this in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' when Bart got expelled ([[NotMeThisTime ironically for something he didn't do]]). She even converted the garage into a classroom (which resulted in Homer almost running over Bart ''twice''). Actually sort of a strange example: Bart started doing much better academically, but a ResetButtonEnding allows him to go back to school, and for [[StatusQuoIsGod some reason]] Marge decides to send him back instead of continuing to teach him.
** In another episode, Bart tricked the teachers into declaring a strike. Milhouse's parents hired a tutor to educate him. Once again it seemed to work really well, but didn't last beyond the episode.
* After the ChannelHop to ABC Saturday Mornings, ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' had [[LoveInterests Patti Mayonaise]] being homeschooled by her Dad for half of the day. Unlike most examples this was actually portrayed as successful.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "E. Peterbus Unum", Lois tried to teach Meg and Chris after the U.S. army blockaded "Petoria." Chris got sent to his room for passing a note saying that [[ParentalIncest Ms. Griffin was hot]].
** In "Foreign Affairs" Peter tries to homeschool them again, but sends them back when it turns out that Chris had learned nothing from the experience. Of course, this isn't so much because of homeschooling per se as the fact that it's one TheBlindLeadingTheBlind.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Marge tried this homeschooling in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' "Whacking Day" when Bart got expelled ([[NotMeThisTime ironically for something he didn't do]]).do]]) and rejected from several other schools. She even converted the garage into a classroom (which resulted in Homer almost running over Bart ''twice''). Actually sort of a strange example: Strangely, Bart started doing much ''much'' better academically, but a ResetButtonEnding allows him to go back to school, and for [[StatusQuoIsGod some reason]] Marge decides to send him back instead of continuing to teach him.
** In another episode, "The PTA Disbands", Bart tricked the teachers into declaring a strike. Milhouse's parents hired a tutor to educate him. Once again it seemed to work really well, but didn't last beyond the episode.
* After the ChannelHop to ABC Saturday Mornings, ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' had [[LoveInterests Patti Mayonaise]] being homeschooled by her Dad for half of the day. Unlike most examples this was actually portrayed as successful.
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''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
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In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "E. Peterbus Unum", Lois tried to teach Meg and Chris after the U.S. army blockaded "Petoria." Chris got sent to his room for passing a note saying that [[ParentalIncest Ms. Griffin was hot]].
** In "Foreign Affairs" Peter tries to homeschool them again, but sends them back when it turns out that Chris had learned nothing from the experience. Of course, this isn't so much because of homeschooling per se as the fact that it's one TheBlindLeadingTheBlind.



* WordOfGod describes ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'''s title character as homeschooled, but it's a bit of an odd example--the Crystal Gems don't seem to know what "school" ''is,'' and just kind of teach [[TagalongKid Steven]] informally. "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E25MirrorGem Mirror Gem]]" parodies the "attempted homeschool" plotline when Steven first hears about school from his MuggleBestFriend and tries to set one up with [[TheSmartGuy Pearl]]; they get all the supplies they need but don't know what to do with them, and give up after a few minutes. So Steven cheers happily for summer vacation.

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* WordOfGod describes ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'''s Besides the title character as of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' being informally homeschooled, but it's a bit of an odd example--the Crystal Gems don't seem to know what "school" ''is,'' and just kind of teach [[TagalongKid Steven]] informally. "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E25MirrorGem Mirror Gem]]" parodies the "attempted homeschool" plotline when Steven first hears about school from his MuggleBestFriend and tries to set one up with [[TheSmartGuy Pearl]]; they Pearl]]. They get all the supplies they need but don't know what to do with them, and give up after a few minutes. So Steven cheers happily for summer vacation.
14th Nov '15 12:52:12 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/{{RV}}'', The kids of the other family that RobinWilliams' family keeps running into are homeschooled, heading for university within the foreseeable future.

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* In ''Film/{{RV}}'', The kids of the other family that RobinWilliams' Creator/RobinWilliams' family keeps running into are homeschooled, heading for university within the foreseeable future.
27th Sep '15 2:48:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* In {{Diana Wynne Jones}}'s book "The Game", the main character is homeschooled.
* George in the first book of TheFamousFive series. Then she goes to boarding school later.

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* In {{Diana Wynne Jones}}'s Creator/DianaWynneJones's book "The Game", the main character is homeschooled.
* George in the first book of TheFamousFive Literature/TheFamousFive series. Then she goes to boarding school later.



* ''SaturdayNightLive'': The TV show "Quiz Bowl" pitted a group of public school kids against some homeschoolers. [[http://snltranscripts.jt.org/08/08aquiz.phtml]] [[http://video.nate.com/204901019]]

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* ''SaturdayNightLive'': ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': The TV show "Quiz Bowl" pitted a group of public school kids against some homeschoolers. [[http://snltranscripts.jt.org/08/08aquiz.phtml]] [[http://video.nate.com/204901019]]
3rd Aug '15 12:18:45 AM K
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* Son Gohan from ''DragonBallZ'' but it's justified as his family lives in the middle of nowhere and his brutally ''long'' training sessions made him unable to get any other kind of education. HilarityEnsued when world peace finally allowed him to attend a normal school. Gohan is very kind, friendly, and innocent into his teenage years, so this is a pretty positive example of the case.

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* Son Gohan from ''DragonBallZ'' but it's justified as his family lives ''DragonBallZ'', due to living in an isolated mountain clearing; when he chooses to go to a formal high school, he has to fly to the nearest city every day. He fits the stereotype of being incredibly sheltered, to the point that he doesn't seem to understand that baseline human teens can't jump twenty feet in the middle of nowhere and his brutally ''long'' training sessions made him unable to get any other air unassisted, but he's kind of education. HilarityEnsued when world peace finally allowed him to attend a normal school. Gohan is very kind, friendly, and innocent into friendly enough that people are mostly willing to overlook his teenage years, so this is a pretty positive example of the case.oddities.
6th Jul '15 8:43:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* James-Michael in ''OmegaTheUnknown'' is raised in the mountains by his parents, who are secretly [[spoiler: [[RoboticReveal robots]]]], and we are then treated to his experiences moving to NYC's Hell's Kitchen where he attends a rather terrifying InnerCitySchool.

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* James-Michael in ''OmegaTheUnknown'' ''ComicBook/OmegaTheUnknown'' is raised in the mountains by his parents, who are secretly [[spoiler: [[RoboticReveal robots]]]], and we are then treated to his experiences moving to NYC's Hell's Kitchen where he attends a rather terrifying InnerCitySchool.



* PlayedWith in ''HortonHearsAWho,'' where [[BigBad Jane Kangaroo]] "pouch-schooling" Rudy is meant to paint her as MyBelovedSmother, though Rudy himself is sympathetic and curious.

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* PlayedWith in ''HortonHearsAWho,'' ''WesternAnimation/HortonHearsAWho,'' where [[BigBad Jane Kangaroo]] "pouch-schooling" Rudy is meant to paint her as MyBelovedSmother, though Rudy himself is sympathetic and curious.



* Very extreme example in ''[[LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Law & Order SVU]]'', where two brothers are homeschooled because their obsessive, possessive and controlling mother wants them until her complete control. She winds up manipulating the older boy into killing his own brother to keep social services from taking him away.

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* Very extreme example in ''[[LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit Law & Order SVU]]'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', where two brothers are homeschooled because their obsessive, possessive and controlling mother wants them until her complete control. She winds up manipulating the older boy into killing his own brother to keep social services from taking him away.



* In ''TranshumanSpace'', homeschooling (by means of an AI tutor) is the norm. It's mentioned that (most) parents are aware of the importance of socialisation, and there are various places and events for kids to do so. The supplement ''Personnel Files: School Days 2100'' is set in a "normal" (by 20th century standards) school, and specifically notes that this is an unusual situation.

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* In ''TranshumanSpace'', ''TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace'', homeschooling (by means of an AI tutor) is the norm. It's mentioned that (most) parents are aware of the importance of socialisation, and there are various places and events for kids to do so. The supplement ''Personnel Files: School Days 2100'' is set in a "normal" (by 20th century standards) school, and specifically notes that this is an unusual situation.



* Asia Ellis in ''[[{{Webcomic/morphe}} morphE]]''. [[http://asia-ellis-understoods.tumblr.com/image/46632393343 She tried public school. It didn't work out.]]
* ''DumbingOfAge,'' the latest addition to the {{Walkyverse}}, has Joyce, who describes herself as the most-socialized member of her homeschool group. She very much fits the 'fundamentalist' stereotype, though she's also a protagonist and treated sympathetically.

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* Asia Ellis in ''[[{{Webcomic/morphe}} morphE]]''.''Webcomic/{{morphe}}''. [[http://asia-ellis-understoods.tumblr.com/image/46632393343 She tried public school. It didn't work out.]]
* ''DumbingOfAge,'' ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge,'' the latest addition to the {{Walkyverse}}, has Joyce, who describes herself as the most-socialized member of her homeschool group. She very much fits the 'fundamentalist' stereotype, though she's also a protagonist and treated sympathetically.



* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'': One of the contestants is Ezekiel, who was home-schooled, depicted as a non-social and a sexist. He was the first to be kicked off. When he became an EnsembleDarkhorse, the writers brought him back [[CreatorBacklash just to have him go insane and (literally) mutate into a barely-sapient, antagonistic feral child]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'': ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'':
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One of the contestants is Ezekiel, who was home-schooled, depicted as a non-social and a sexist. He was the first to be kicked off. When he became an EnsembleDarkhorse, the writers brought him back [[CreatorBacklash just to have him go insane and (literally) mutate into a barely-sapient, antagonistic feral child]].



* Ted from ''{{Daria}},'' who served as the title character's GuyOfTheWeek in the episode "The New Kid." He's about as smart as Daria [[{{Foil}} but far more friendly]], though clueless about social interactions. His odd quirks made everyone think he was in a cult at first, though ironically made him (somewhat) popular by the end of the episode.
* ''MyDadTheRockStar'': Willy and his sister were homeschooled until the beginning of the series, when their parents stopped living on the move and decided to enroll them in a regular school.
* Patti Mayonaise in the Disney episodes of ''{{Doug}}'' is a ''mostly'' positive example, as she starts being partially-home schooled without it damaging her social life--the only negative aspect being that Doug doesn't get to see her as often. [[spoiler:Subverted near the end of Disney's run when her dad gets hired as a full-time teacher at Doug's school, and she winds up back with the other kids]].

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* Ted from ''{{Daria}},'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}},'' who served as the title character's GuyOfTheWeek in the episode "The New Kid." He's about as smart as Daria [[{{Foil}} but far more friendly]], though clueless about social interactions. His odd quirks made everyone think he was in a cult at first, though ironically made him (somewhat) popular by the end of the episode.
* ''MyDadTheRockStar'': ''WesternAnimation/MyDadTheRockStar'': Willy and his sister were homeschooled until the beginning of the series, when their parents stopped living on the move and decided to enroll them in a regular school.
* Patti Mayonaise in the Disney episodes of ''{{Doug}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' is a ''mostly'' positive example, as she starts being partially-home schooled without it damaging her social life--the only negative aspect being that Doug doesn't get to see her as often. [[spoiler:Subverted near the end of Disney's run when her dad gets hired as a full-time teacher at Doug's school, and she winds up back with the other kids]].
6th Jul '15 8:41:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* Bethany Hamilton in ''SoulSurfer'', and her best friend Alana Blanchard. Both girls are competitive surfers, and the best waves are during school hours.

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* Bethany Hamilton in ''SoulSurfer'', ''Film/SoulSurfer'', and her best friend Alana Blanchard. Both girls are competitive surfers, and the best waves are during school hours.
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