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16th Jun '16 8:37:42 PM nombretomado
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* Played with in ''That70sShow'': Eric's mother Kitty acts VERY much like one, but she's actually got a job outside the house as a nurse. Later on when Red loses his job and she has to work full time she nearly cracks when she finds out Red and Eric still expect her to do all the cooking and cleaning anyways.
* Carol [[TheBradyBunch Brady]], supposedly. She has no job, but she did very little housework, because they had a full-time live-in housekeeper, Alice.

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* Played with in ''That70sShow'': ''Series/That70sShow'': Eric's mother Kitty acts VERY much like one, but she's actually got a job outside the house as a nurse. Later on when Red loses his job and she has to work full time she nearly cracks when she finds out Red and Eric still expect her to do all the cooking and cleaning anyways.
* Carol [[TheBradyBunch [[Series/TheBradyBunch Brady]], supposedly. She has no job, but she did very little housework, because they had a full-time live-in housekeeper, Alice.
4th Jun '16 8:11:38 PM gewunomox
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* The very dark ''{{KULT}}'' once suggested this as a playable character -- looks straight, but spends her time reading old tomes about how to summon {{eldritch abomination}}s.

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* The very dark ''{{KULT}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{KULT}}'' once suggested this as a playable character -- looks straight, but spends her time reading old tomes about how to summon {{eldritch abomination}}s.
5th May '16 3:19:01 PM AgProv
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* In ''Series/{{Butterflies}}'', Ria Parkinson is a housewife to a dentist in private practice who is aboe to afford a cleaning lady to keep house for them. It is also understood that Ria is not [[LethalChef the world's greatest cook]]. She therefore has time to brood and get dissatisfied with her life.
21st Apr '16 8:31:49 PM gallium
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* A dark example in ''Film/AWomanUnderTheInfluence'', where the pressures of being a housewife have driven Mabel literally insane. She loves her children, but Nick is a mean and shouty husband and Nick's mother, who lives with the family, loathes Mabel. The house is badly overcrowded, with Nick and Mabel sleeping in a fold-out couch bed. Eventually she has a complete mental breakdown and has to go to an insane asylum.
11th Feb '16 10:44:49 PM SpaceWolf
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Naturally, this is ''far'' less common in newer (ie. 1990's onward) works than in older works. However, the archetype is still used often enough that it has not yet become a DiscreditedTrope. It is also, at least, TruthInTelevision if the woman decides to be a stay at home mom.

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Naturally, this is ''far'' less common in newer (ie. 1990's onward) works than in older works. However, the archetype is still used often enough that it has not yet become a DiscreditedTrope. It is also, at least, TruthInTelevision if the woman decides to be a stay at home stay-at-home mom.
13th Jan '16 8:18:17 PM FF32
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** Brailee Ewers of Arefu [[PlayingWithATrope shows shades]] of this, though it's {{Cloudcuckoolander mostly in her head}}.

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** Brailee Ewers of Arefu [[PlayingWithATrope shows shades]] of this, though it's {{Cloudcuckoolander [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} mostly in her head}}.head]].
30th Dec '15 2:34:43 PM Shacob
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* Barbara Johnson a.k.a. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Housewife]] (pictured above), one of the playable characters from ''VideoGame/{{BioShock 2}}: Multiplayer''. She is described as "a dutiful housewife and an attentive mother" but with "[[StepfordSmiler a familiar and nagging sense that there must be something more]]," since ''Bioshock'' is a an [[ActionGame Action]] and SurvivalHorror Game [[FromBadToWorse things don't get any better for her]]. Once she's chosen to be a [[TestedOnHumans product tester]] by a company called [[MegaCorp Sinclair Solutions]] she grabs her [[ImprobableWeaponUser frying pan]] and starts rampaging on the battlefield. As she get more and more addicted to [[PsychoSerum ADAM]] she loses her grip on reality and start hallucinating that the warzone is her household and that the [[CreepyChild Little Sister]] is her daughter. In the end she acts in ways no typical housewife would.

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* Barbara Johnson a.k.a. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Housewife]] (pictured above), one of the playable characters from ''VideoGame/{{BioShock 2}}: Multiplayer''. She is described as "a dutiful housewife and an attentive mother" but with "[[StepfordSmiler a familiar and nagging sense that there must be something more]]," since ''Bioshock'' is a an [[ActionGame Action]] and SurvivalHorror Game [[FromBadToWorse things don't get any better for her]]. Once she's chosen to be a [[TestedOnHumans product tester]] by a company called [[MegaCorp Sinclair Solutions]] she grabs her [[ImprobableWeaponUser [[FryingPanofDoom frying pan]] and starts rampaging on the battlefield. As she get more and more addicted to [[PsychoSerum ADAM]] she loses her grip on reality and start hallucinating that the warzone is her household and that the [[CreepyChild Little Sister]] is her daughter. In the end she acts in ways no typical housewife would.
7th Dec '15 10:17:34 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/OurMissBrooks'', the [[TheMovie cinematic]] [[GrandFinale]] of the series of the same name: Miss Brooks, a teacher, wants to marry fellow teacher Mr. Boynton and become a fulltime housewife and mother. [[spoiler:Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton marry at the end of the film, living HappilyEverAfter]].

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* ''Film/OurMissBrooks'', the [[TheMovie cinematic]] [[GrandFinale]] [[GrandFinale finale]] of the series of the same name: Miss Brooks, a teacher, wants to marry fellow teacher Mr. Boynton and become a fulltime housewife and mother. [[spoiler:Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton marry at the end of the film, living HappilyEverAfter]].
7th Dec '15 10:17:03 PM PaulA
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': Miss Brooks' SeriesGoal is to marry Mr. Boynton, and in the [[TheMovie cinematic]] [[GrandFinale]] it is explicit that she wants to become a fulltime housewife and mother. [[spoiler: Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton marry at the end of the film, living HappilyEverAfter]].

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': Miss Brooks' SeriesGoal is to marry Mr. Boynton, and in ''Film/OurMissBrooks'', the [[TheMovie cinematic]] [[GrandFinale]] it is explicit that she of the series of the same name: Miss Brooks, a teacher, wants to marry fellow teacher Mr. Boynton and become a fulltime housewife and mother. [[spoiler: Miss [[spoiler:Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton marry at the end of the film, living HappilyEverAfter]].



* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'':
** Martha Conklin is a housewife
** Miss Brooks' SeriesGoal is to marry Mr. Boynton. In several episodes (i.e. "The Wrong Mrs. Boyton") it is made explicit that Miss Brooks wants to become a fulltime housewife and mother. [[spoiler: Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton marry at the end of TheMovie GrandFinale, living HappilyEverAfter]].

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'':
''Series/OurMissBrooks'':
** Martha Conklin is a housewife
housewife.
** Miss Brooks' SeriesGoal is to marry fellow teacher Mr. Boynton. In several episodes (i.e. "The Wrong Mrs. Boyton") it is made explicit that Miss Brooks wants to become a fulltime housewife and mother. [[spoiler: Miss Brooks and Mr. Boynton marry at the end of TheMovie GrandFinale, living HappilyEverAfter]].
24th Nov '15 1:42:32 PM StFan
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** ComicBook/JoZetteAndJocko, where Jo and Zette's mother is a housewife who is mostly seen at home while their father goes out to work. Her role is mostly reduced to worrying about the children. Even Creator/{{Herge}}, who drew the comic strip felt the series didn't allow him much creative freedom. Every time he sent the children out on adventure he had to work the parents in there somewhere. After only five albums he gave up and returned to ComicBook/{{Tintin}}, who at least is family free and could do whatever he wanted.
** ComicStrip/QuickAndFlupke: Another series drawn by Hergé where Quick and Flupke's mothers are both housewives, whose roles consist of nothing else but them cooking, cleaning and shopping.
** ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske: Suske and Wiske have an adoptive relative, Tante Sidonia (''Aunt Sidonia'') who does all the chores a normal mother would do. Yet she doesn't stay at home when the children go on adventure, but comes along with them. Creator/WillyVandersteen, creator of the comic strip, gave the children an aunt instead of a real mother, because ''real parents would never allow their children to go on adventure''.
** ComicStrip/{{Nero}}: Madam Nero, Nero's wife and Madam Pheip, the wife of Meneer Pheip are traditional housewives in the sense that they do all kinds of domestic activities. Yet Madam Pheip is a bit more outgoing and willing to go on adventure when her children or Nero and his friends are in danger.
** ComicBook/{{Jommeke}}: Jommeke's mother and Filiberke's mother are both housewives who do traditional kitchen-and-household activities and always stay at home.
** ComicStrip/DeKiekeboes: Charlotte, Kiekeboe's wife, is still a housewife, but her role has changed over the years. She sometimes takes part-time jobs outside the house, which allow her to have adventures of her own.
** ComicBook/TomPoes: Doddeltje, Olivier B. Bommel's love interest whom he eventually marries, is a caring and admiring wife. She takes the role of housewife, but seeing that Bommel is a noble man who is rich her domestic activities are not that dominant.
** ComicBook/BouleEtBill: Boule's mother is a traditional housewife and most of the gags don't put her in the forefront.
** ComicBook/JanJansEnDeKinderen: Jans is a housewife, but as the decades went on she too started working outside the house. At a certain point she switched jobs with her husband. He stays at home and takes care of the children, while she works.
** ComicBook/LePetitSpirou: Spirou's mother is a traditional housewife and only plays a minor role in the series as cast member.
** ComicBook/{{Urbanus}}: Eufrazie is a very docile and devote housewife, who main activitity seems to be cleaning the Virgin Maria statue on the cupboard. She does get involved in the adventures, however, and has been known to protest when her BerserkButton is pushed.

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** ComicBook/JoZetteAndJocko, ''ComicBook/JoZetteAndJocko'', where Jo and Zette's mother is a housewife who is mostly seen at home while their father goes out to work. Her role is mostly reduced to worrying about the children. Even Creator/{{Herge}}, who drew the comic strip felt the series didn't allow him much creative freedom. Every time he sent the children out on adventure he had to work the parents in there somewhere. After only five albums he gave up and returned to ComicBook/{{Tintin}}, who at least is family free and could do whatever he wanted.
** ComicStrip/QuickAndFlupke: ''ComicStrip/QuickAndFlupke'': Another series drawn by Hergé where Quick and Flupke's mothers are both housewives, whose roles consist of nothing else but them cooking, cleaning and shopping.
** ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske: ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske'': Suske and Wiske have an adoptive relative, Tante Sidonia (''Aunt Sidonia'') who does all the chores a normal mother would do. Yet she doesn't stay at home when the children go on adventure, but comes along with them. Creator/WillyVandersteen, creator of the comic strip, gave the children an aunt instead of a real mother, because ''real parents would never allow their children to go on adventure''.
** ComicStrip/{{Nero}}: ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': Madam Nero, Nero's wife and Madam Pheip, the wife of Meneer Pheip are traditional housewives in the sense that they do all kinds of domestic activities. Yet Madam Pheip is a bit more outgoing and willing to go on adventure when her children or Nero and his friends are in danger.
** ComicBook/{{Jommeke}}: ''ComicBook/{{Jommeke}}'': Jommeke's mother and Filiberke's mother are both housewives who do traditional kitchen-and-household activities and always stay at home.
** ComicStrip/DeKiekeboes: ComicBook/DeKiekeboes: Charlotte, Kiekeboe's wife, is still a housewife, but her role has changed over the years. She sometimes takes part-time jobs outside the house, which allow her to have adventures of her own.
** ComicBook/TomPoes: ''ComicBook/TomPoes'': Doddeltje, Olivier B. Bommel's love interest whom he eventually marries, is a caring and admiring wife. She takes the role of housewife, but seeing that Bommel is a noble man who is rich her domestic activities are not that dominant.
** ComicBook/BouleEtBill: ''ComicBook/BouleEtBill'': Boule's mother is a traditional housewife and most of the gags don't put her in the forefront.
** ComicBook/JanJansEnDeKinderen: ''ComicBook/JanJansEnDeKinderen'': Jans is a housewife, but as the decades went on she too started working outside the house. At a certain point she switched jobs with her husband. He stays at home and takes care of the children, while she works.
** ComicBook/LePetitSpirou: ''ComicBook/LePetitSpirou'': Spirou's mother is a traditional housewife and only plays a minor role in the series as cast member.
** ComicBook/{{Urbanus}}: ''ComicBook/{{Urbanus}}'': Eufrazie is a very docile and devote housewife, who main activitity seems to be cleaning the Virgin Maria statue on the cupboard. She does get involved in the adventures, however, and has been known to protest when her BerserkButton is pushed.
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