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12th Jul '17 7:33:23 PM Chariset
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* Carol [[Series/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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* In ''Series/TheBradyBunch'', Carol [[Series/TheBradyBunch Brady]], supposedly. She has no job, but she did very little housework, because they had a Brady shared this role with their full-time live-in housekeeper, Alice.Alice. Alice did most of the actual housework, but both of them were in-house dispensers of comfort, empathy, and good advice.



* Donna Stone from ''The Donna Reed Show'' There was even an episode talking about how being a house keeper is hard work.

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* Donna Stone from ''The Donna Reed Show'' There was even an episode talking about where Donna explains how being a house keeper is hard work.women who are "just" housewives actually do many jobs requiring special skills -- nutritionist, nurse, therapist, etc.



* Dexter's mom from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''. She seemed to have little characterization outside of her housework, though it's implied at least a few times she was much more of a rebel in her youth. Her [[LimitedWardrobe typical outfit that she wore everywhere]] even included yellow rubber dishwashing gloves and an apron.

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* Dexter's mom from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''. She seemed to have little characterization outside of her housework, though it's implied at least a few times she was much more of a rebel in her youth. Her She is almost never seen without [[LimitedWardrobe typical outfit that she wore everywhere]] even included her plain housedress, yellow rubber dishwashing gloves and an apron.apron]].
30th Jun '17 9:27:06 PM KidDynamite
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* GLOW had a tag team called the Housewives, Arlene and Phyllis. Their backstory was they turned to wrestling after their husbands left them. They would come to the ring wearing bathrobes, curlers in their hair, mud masks on their faces (to hide that they were the same two girls who played the Heavy Metal Sisters), and carrying mops and buckets. They would often get disqualified for using said mops on their opponents.
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24th Jun '17 12:16:37 PM Slothgirl
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* [[Franchise/StarTrek Federation Law]] deliberately [[InvokedTrope Invokes]] this trope (crossed with HouseHusband) in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/7845760/chapters/17913511 Jim Kirk, Unwilling Housewife Extraordinaire]]'', ensuring all romantic entanglements consist of 'one working unit and one homemaking unit' in the name of maximising physical and mental health. All Starfleet officers have to declare a marriage within five years of promotion, if you aren't married by that point then any current romantic entanglement will be formalised as a marriage, and if you're unattached you'll end up in an ArrangedMarriage. And if you happen to be the younger partner in your new marriage, then [[StayInTheKitchen tough luck]]. Given that captaincy is Kirk's first, best destiny and Spock just [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy wants his beloved to be happy]], it's not a great situation, and, given that the Federation is at war, forcing half the population out of work is acknowledged InUniverse as being an incredibly stupid decision. [[DeconstructedTrope It's also pointed out that the reason that Vulcan is far more advanced than Earth is because they actually let both halves of a relationship contribute to society in a meaningful way rather than enforcing an outdated regulation that very few people appear to support.]]
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20th Jun '17 4:04:40 AM Piterpicher
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* The {{GURPS}} supplement Villains had a character who uses the stereotypes of the housewife in 1950s America as a [[StepfordSmiler mask]] to hide the fact that she's a mad scientist working to uncover the secrets to an alien spacecraft which crashed in her backyard.

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* The {{GURPS}} TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} supplement Villains had a character who uses the stereotypes of the housewife in 1950s America as a [[StepfordSmiler mask]] to hide the fact that she's a mad scientist working to uncover the secrets to an alien spacecraft which crashed in her backyard.
28th May '17 2:38:39 PM LongTallShorty64
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* Another dark example in the FilmNoir, ''Film/TheRecklessMoment'': In order to keep the facade of a perfect family, Lucia Harper covers up her daughter's AccidentalMurder, but things complicate even more when she's blackmailed. This blackmail shows how powerless even a wealthy woman was during TheForties and TheFifties. It's painfully obvious that not only is her family [[UngratefulBastard ungrateful]], but that she's trapped in a role that she dislikes.
17th May '17 3:31:19 AM HawkbitAlpha
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''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist I'm a housewife!]]''
11th Mar '17 10:22:25 AM SirRed
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* The {{GURPS}} supplement Villains had a character who uses the stereotypes of the housewife in 1950s America as a [[StepfordSmiler mask]] to hide the fact that she's a mad scientist working to uncover the secrets to an alien spacecraft which crashed in her backyard.
10th Mar '17 9:58:39 PM Pichu-kun
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** Chapter 95: "When someone asks 'who' I am, I always say, 'a house-wife.' That's the polite response... But just for today, I feel like showing off a little. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome I'M AN ALCHEMIST!]]"

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** Chapter -->Chapter 95: "When someone asks 'who' I am, I always say, 'a house-wife.' That's the polite response... But just for today, I feel like showing off a little. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome I'M AN ALCHEMIST!]]"



* Delia Ketchum of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' takes care of the household while her son is off adventuring and her husband is....[[DisappearedDad somewhere unknown.]] She always reminds him to change his underwear.

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* Delia Ketchum of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' takes care of the household while her son is off adventuring and her husband is....is... [[DisappearedDad somewhere unknown.]] She always reminds him to change his underwear.



%%* Mikoto Uchiha from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is a downplayed example. Like the rest of her clan, she's also a ninja but is never seen in this capacity.

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%%* Mikoto Uchiha from * Several of the mothers in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' are portrayed this way. Not all are civilians though. For example, Shikamaru's mother Yoshino is confirmed to be a downplayed example. Like the rest of her clan, she's retired chunin and Sasuke's mother Mikoto was also a ninja but is never seen in this capacity.ninja.



* Anime/WeddingPeach: The love angels have frequent fantasies about being this for Yangiba, and their fights over it is the series' longest RunningGag

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* Anime/WeddingPeach: ''Anime/WeddingPeach'': The love angels have frequent fantasies about being this for Yangiba, and their fights over it is the series' longest RunningGag



* Chi Chi from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' after she became OvershadowedByAwesome. When not cooking for her husband and sons, she's [[HenpeckedHusband scolding Goku for always leaving to save the world]] and [[EducationMama Gohan for not studying]] ([[KidHero because he too is off to save the world]]).

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* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
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Chi Chi from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' after she became OvershadowedByAwesome. When not cooking for her husband and sons, she's [[HenpeckedHusband scolding Goku for always leaving to save the world]] and [[EducationMama Gohan for not studying]] ([[KidHero because he too is off to save the world]]).
21st Dec '16 11:41:44 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/MonOncle'': Madame Arpel is an absurd parody of one. She's polishing her husband's car as he's driving it out the driveway. She serves her husband lunch, then makes him move to another table about eight feet away so she can serve coffee.
14th Dec '16 10:19:35 PM TitoMosquito
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Usually the wife of the StandardFiftiesFather, and mother of the GirlNextDoor and TheAllAmericanBoy.
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