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27th Nov '16 5:40:49 AM CaptainTedium
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* In the ''[[Film/TheToxicAvenger Toxic Crusaders]]'' episode "Toxie Ties the Knot", Toxie helps his mother up and asks if she is alright. Toxie's mother replies that she'd feel better if she had grandchildren.

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* In the ''[[Film/TheToxicAvenger Toxic Crusaders]]'' ''WesternAnimation/ToxicCrusaders'' episode "Toxie Ties the Knot", Toxie helps his mother up and asks if she is alright. Toxie's mother replies that she'd feel better if she had grandchildren.
22nd Nov '16 7:30:14 AM rafi
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* The King from ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' has this bad, to the point where he takes the prince's comment about how he'd marry the girl Cinderella's slipper belongs to (not knowing her name) literally, and tries to find ''any'' girl that will fit the slipper, regardless of if it's the same one. Justified, since producing heirs (and having his heirs produce heirs) is the only way a royal dynasty can survive. This, however, averts HeirClubForMen when the King actually dreams about doing 'grandfatherly' things like playing horsey with a grandson and granddaughter.
* This is apparently one of the reasons Eudora wants her daughter Tiana to settle down a little in ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''.
* On top of uniting their kingdoms, both King Stefan and King Hubert from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' have expressed this as another reason for arranging for their children to be married. Hubert is the more enthusiastic at first, but Stefan quickly warms to the idea.

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* ''Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon'':
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The King from ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'' has this bad, to the point where he takes the prince's comment about how he'd marry the girl Cinderella's slipper belongs to (not knowing her name) literally, and tries to find ''any'' girl that will fit the slipper, regardless of if it's the same one. Justified, since producing heirs (and having his heirs produce heirs) is the only way a royal dynasty can survive. This, however, averts HeirClubForMen when the King actually dreams about doing 'grandfatherly' things like playing horsey with a grandson and granddaughter.
* This is apparently one of the reasons Eudora wants her daughter Tiana to settle down a little in ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''.
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** On top of uniting their kingdoms, both King Stefan and King Hubert from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' have expressed this as another reason for arranging for their children to be married. Hubert is the more enthusiastic at first, but Stefan quickly warms to the idea.idea.
** This is apparently one of the reasons Eudora wants her daughter Tiana to settle down a little in ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''.
* [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Juliana]] in ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'' is the EvilMatriarch to [[BigBad Nekron]] and very adamant that he produces an heir, going as far as kidnapping [[MsFanservice Princess Teegra]] to provide her son with a consort[=/=]concubine. Nekron on the other hand is repulsed with the idea and throws Teegra in the dungeon instead.



* [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Juliana]] in ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'' is the EvilMatriarch to [[BigBad Nekron]] and very adamant that he produces an heir, going as far as kidnapping [[MsFanservice Princess Teegra]] to provide her son with a consort[=/=]concubine. Nekron on the other hand is repulsed with the idea and throws Teegra in the dungeon instead.






* In ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Daphne has a dream in which her mother shows up to do just this. And when Gertrude moves to Seattle, that dream becomes a constant reality.
* Don and Charlie's father in ''NUMB3RS'' isn't too pushy about it, but he does give his sons the occasional nudge.

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* In ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Daphne ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' has a dream in which her mother shows up to do just this. And when Gertrude moves to Seattle, that dream becomes a constant reality.
* Don and Charlie's father in ''NUMB3RS'' isn't too pushy about it, but he does give
particularly twisted example with [[spoiler: Ra's Al Ghul]]. He forces his sons the occasional nudge.daughter to marry [[spoiler: Oliver]] in order to create his own dynasty.



* Both Ross and Emily's parents in ''Series/{{Friends}}'' seem to be keen on the idea, since Ross threatens them with "No grandkids!" when they are squabbling at his wedding. Ross' parents ''already'' have a grandson prior to that event, but they frequently forget about Ben; of course, they also frequently forget about their own daughter Monica.
* In the CBC adaptation of Douglas Coupland's ''Series/JPod'', Carol is continually pressuring Ethan for grandchildren.
* In ''Series/TheNanny'', Fran's mother was very obsessed with having grandchildren from Fran, despite the fact that her other daughter has several children. It's stated several times that Yetta (Fran's grandmother) nagged Sylvia about giving her grandchildren years ago. Specifically, when Fran was giving Sylvia grief, Sylvia turned and ''blamed'' Yetta for pressuring her for grandchildren. Yetta simply responded, "That's right, Cookie, it's payback time."
* Discussed in an episode of ''Series/DesigningWomen''. Mary Jo tells the story of the first time she visited her parents after being married. They told her they weren't comfortable with her and her husband having sex under their roof, then spent the entire trip pestering them for grandchildren.
* ''Series/LivingSingle'' has Laverne Hunter who finds a way to work in the need for her daughter Regine to 'settle down and put some beans in that oven'.
* In ''Series/ThirtyRock'', this is a major source of tension in Liz Lemon's otherwise ideal relationship with her parents.
* Marie in ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', to the point of making a "love nest" for her son Robert and his wife in their house complete with Barry White [=CDs=]. Robert moans "I can't breed in captivity!". What makes this an interesting case is that she already has three grandchildren but because they are no longer excited to see her when she comes over (due to both growing out of it and, as Debora pointed out, simply by virtue of her spending more time at their house than her own) and simply wants new ones so she can "be grandma" again. Marie is generally considered one of, if not THE, most selfish, self centered characters on the show because of actions like these.
* Variation occurs in the "Look at the Princess" trilogy of ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. A Sebacean princess can only become Empress if she marries a man who can provide her with viable offspring and thanks to DNA poisoning by her brother, only John can "put the sword IN the stone" as he puts it. For good measure, on their first meeting, the current Empress tells John, "I expect sturdy grandchildren from you."
* A particularly obnoxious (and, thanks to the ImagineSpot inserts that were a motif of the programme, hilarious) incarnation of this kind of parent was added to the BBC's 2009 sitcom ''Series/ReggiePerrin''. This was a new addition for the remake - in the original, ''Series/TheFallAndRiseOfReginaldPerrin'', Reg hated his mother-in-law and had two independent adult(ish) children. Possibly it was felt that, as the actors were very slightly younger and middle-class people like the Perrins now have children rather later, they would be unlikely to have children that old, and the dynamic would be different if their children were still young.
* ''Series/FullHouse''. Despite having three granddaughters, throughout the second season Jesse's parents pestered him to marry Becky so they could have more grandkids.

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* Both Ross and Emily's parents Something of an after-the-fact variant in ''Series/{{Friends}}'' seem to be keen on the idea, since Ross threatens them with "No grandkids!" when they are squabbling at his wedding. Ross' parents ''already'' have a grandson prior to that event, but they frequently forget about Ben; of course, they also frequently forget about their own daughter Monica.
* In the CBC adaptation of Douglas Coupland's ''Series/JPod'', Carol is continually pressuring Ethan for grandchildren.
* In ''Series/TheNanny'', Fran's mother was very obsessed with having grandchildren from Fran, despite the fact that her other daughter has several children. It's stated several times that Yetta (Fran's grandmother) nagged Sylvia about giving her grandchildren years ago. Specifically, when Fran was giving Sylvia grief, Sylvia turned and ''blamed'' Yetta for pressuring her for grandchildren. Yetta simply responded, "That's right, Cookie, it's payback time."
* Discussed in an
''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode of ''Series/DesigningWomen''. Mary Jo tells "Amends" where the story of the first time she visited her parents after being married. They told her they weren't comfortable with her and her husband having sex under their roof, then spent the entire trip pestering them for grandchildren.
* ''Series/LivingSingle'' has Laverne Hunter who finds a way
First Evil appears to work Angel in the need for her daughter Regine to 'settle down and put some beans in form of Jenny Calendar, who he killed earlier that oven'.
* In ''Series/ThirtyRock'', this is a major source of tension in Liz Lemon's otherwise ideal relationship with her parents.
* Marie in ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', to the point of making a "love nest" for her son Robert and his wife in their house complete with Barry White [=CDs=]. Robert moans "I can't breed in captivity!".
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-->'''Angel:'''
What makes this an interesting case is that she already has three grandchildren do you want?\\
'''First/Jenny:''' To die in bed surrounded by fat grandkids,
but because they are no longer excited to see her when she comes over (due to both growing out of it and, as Debora pointed out, simply by virtue of her spending more time at their house than her own) and simply wants new ones so she can "be grandma" again. Marie is generally considered one of, if not THE, most selfish, self centered characters on I guess that's off the show because of actions like these.
* Variation occurs in the "Look at the Princess" trilogy of ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. A Sebacean princess can only become Empress if she marries a man who can provide her with viable offspring and thanks to DNA poisoning by her brother, only John can "put the sword IN the stone" as he puts it. For good measure, on their first meeting, the current Empress tells John, "I expect sturdy grandchildren from you."
* A particularly obnoxious (and, thanks to the ImagineSpot inserts that were a motif of the programme, hilarious) incarnation of this kind of parent was added to the BBC's 2009 sitcom ''Series/ReggiePerrin''. This was a new addition for the remake - in the original, ''Series/TheFallAndRiseOfReginaldPerrin'', Reg hated his mother-in-law and had two independent adult(ish) children. Possibly it was felt that, as the actors were very slightly younger and middle-class people like the Perrins now have children rather later, they would be unlikely to have children that old, and the dynamic would be different if their children were still young.
* ''Series/FullHouse''. Despite having three granddaughters, throughout the second season Jesse's parents pestered him to marry Becky so they could have more grandkids.
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* Discussed in an episode of ''Series/DesigningWomen''. Mary Jo tells the story of the first time she visited her parents after being married. They told her they weren't comfortable with her and her husband having sex under their roof, then spent the entire trip pestering them for grandchildren.
* Marie in ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'', to the point of making a "love nest" for her son Robert and his wife in their house complete with Barry White [=CDs=]. Robert moans "I can't breed in captivity!". What makes this an interesting case is that she already has three grandchildren but because they are no longer excited to see her when she comes over (due to both growing out of it and, as Debora pointed out, simply by virtue of her spending more time at their house than her own) and simply wants new ones so she can "be grandma" again. Marie is generally considered one of, if not THE, most selfish, self centered characters on the show because of actions like these.
* Variation occurs in the "Look at the Princess" trilogy of ''Series/{{Farscape}}''. A Sebacean princess can only become Empress if she marries a man who can provide her with viable offspring and thanks to DNA poisoning by her brother, only John can "put the sword IN the stone" as he puts it. For good measure, on their first meeting, the current Empress tells John, "I expect sturdy grandchildren from you."
* In ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Daphne has a dream in which her mother shows up to do just this. And when Gertrude moves to Seattle, that dream becomes a constant reality.
* Both Ross and Emily's parents in ''Series/{{Friends}}'' seem to be keen on the idea, since Ross threatens them with "No grandkids!" when they are squabbling at his wedding. Ross' parents ''already'' have a grandson prior to that event, but they frequently forget about Ben; of course, they also frequently forget about their own daughter Monica.
* ''Series/FullHouse''. Despite having three granddaughters, throughout the second season Jesse's parents pestered him to marry Becky so they could have more grandkids.



* Something of an after-the-fact variant in the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Amends" where the First Evil appears to Angel in the form of Jenny Calendar, who he killed earlier that year:
-->'''Angel:''' What do you want?\\
'''First/Jenny:''' To die in bed surrounded by fat grandkids, but I guess that's off the menu.
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' has a particularly twisted example with [[spoiler: Ra's Al Ghul]]. He forces his daughter to marry [[spoiler: Oliver]] in order to create his own dynasty.

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* Something In the CBC adaptation of an after-the-fact variant Douglas Coupland's ''Series/JPod'', Carol is continually pressuring Ethan for grandchildren.
* ''Series/LivingSingle'' has Laverne Hunter who finds a way to work
in the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Amends" where the First Evil appears need for her daughter Regine to Angel 'settle down and put some beans in the form of Jenny Calendar, who he killed earlier that year:
-->'''Angel:''' What do you want?\\
'''First/Jenny:''' To die
oven'.
* In ''Series/TheNanny'', Fran's mother was very obsessed with having grandchildren from Fran, despite the fact that her other daughter has several children. It's stated several times that Yetta (Fran's grandmother) nagged Sylvia about giving her grandchildren years ago. Specifically, when Fran was giving Sylvia grief, Sylvia turned and ''blamed'' Yetta for pressuring her for grandchildren. Yetta simply responded, "That's right, Cookie, it's payback time."
* Don and Charlie's father
in bed surrounded by fat grandkids, ''NUMB3RS'' isn't too pushy about it, but I guess that's off he does give his sons the menu.
occasional nudge.
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' has a A particularly twisted example obnoxious (and, thanks to the ImagineSpot inserts that were a motif of the programme, hilarious) incarnation of this kind of parent was added to the BBC's 2009 sitcom ''Series/ReggiePerrin''. This was a new addition for the remake - in the original, ''Series/TheFallAndRiseOfReginaldPerrin'', Reg hated his mother-in-law and had two independent adult(ish) children. Possibly it was felt that, as the actors were very slightly younger and middle-class people like the Perrins now have children rather later, they would be unlikely to have children that old, and the dynamic would be different if their children were still young.
* In ''Series/ThirtyRock'', this is a major source of tension in Liz Lemon's otherwise ideal relationship
with [[spoiler: Ra's Al Ghul]]. He forces his daughter to marry [[spoiler: Oliver]] in order to create his own dynasty.her parents.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** [[GeniusDitz Amy Wong's]] parents in are an extreme example.
--->'''Amy's Mom:''' We met a nice boy in the cabin next to ours.\\
'''Amy's Dad:''' [[DamnedByFaintPraise He's not very ugly]].\\
'''Amy's Mom:''' You should marry him. Or at least use him to conceive a grandchild for us.\\
'''Amy:''' [[BlatantLies I already have a boyfriend]].\\
'''Amy's mom:''' Really? Then where is he?\\
'''Amy's dad:''' And why isn't he here right now, fathering our grandchild?
** When [[BizarreAlienBiology Kif]] [[MisterSeahorse gets pregnant]], Amy struggles to explain to her parents. Their response?
--->'''Amy:''' Mom, Dad, I know this is weird but--\\
'''Mrs. Wong:''' Yeah, yeah. We don't care how [[BizarreAlienBiology squishy alien get pregnant]]. All we care is that we have grandchild now!\\
'''Kif:''' You're very open-minded, Mrs. Wong.\\
'''Mr. Wong:''' Hey! You call her "Grandma" now!\\
'''Mrs. Wong:''' Call me Grandma like crazy! All the time!
** In a later episode, they bug Amy again. Possibly they were disappointed that [[spoiler:their grandkids are tadpoles who have about a decade or two until they metamorph into children]].
** There's the episode where the crew (including Amy) are all reverted to their early teenage years:
--->'''Mrs. Wong:''' This is like a mother's dream! (''{{beat}}'') ''Bad'' dream that is -- at this rate I'm never going to get a grandchild!

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** [[GeniusDitz Amy Wong's]]
On ''WesternAnimation/DanVs,'' Elise is horrified when her parents in are an extreme example.
--->'''Amy's Mom:''' We met a nice boy in
planning to move into town to be closer to her. Her husband Chris doesn't think it's so bad... until Elise reminds him about this trope. ''Now'' he's scared.
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}},''
the cabin next to ours.\\
'''Amy's Dad:''' [[DamnedByFaintPraise He's not very ugly]].\\
'''Amy's Mom:''' You should marry him. Or at least use him to conceive
title character writes about a grandchild for us.\\
'''Amy:''' [[BlatantLies I
story about her family's ideal future. Quinn already have a boyfriend]].\\
'''Amy's mom:''' Really? Then where is he?\\
'''Amy's dad:''' And why isn't he here right now, fathering our grandchild?
** When [[BizarreAlienBiology Kif]] [[MisterSeahorse gets pregnant]], Amy struggles to explain to
has five kids, but Helen still prods Daria and her parents. Their response?
--->'''Amy:''' Mom, Dad, I know this is weird but--\\
'''Mrs. Wong:''' Yeah, yeah. We don't care how [[BizarreAlienBiology squishy alien get pregnant]]. All we care is that we have grandchild now!\\
'''Kif:''' You're very open-minded, Mrs. Wong.\\
'''Mr. Wong:''' Hey! You call her "Grandma" now!\\
'''Mrs. Wong:''' Call me Grandma like crazy! All the time!
** In a later episode, they bug Amy again. Possibly they were disappointed that [[spoiler:their grandkids are tadpoles who have about a decade or two until they metamorph into children]].
** There's the episode where the crew (including Amy) are all reverted
[[TheUnseen unseen]] husband to start a family of their early teenage years:
--->'''Mrs. Wong:''' This is like a mother's dream! (''{{beat}}'') ''Bad'' dream that is -- at this rate I'm never going to get a grandchild!
own.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** The episode "The Burns and the Bees": When Marge is asked what her greatest fear is, she instantly replies, "Never being a grandmother."
** Another episode has Marge, who believes she is about to be executed, despairing that she wouldn't see her children grow up and start their own families, etc.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** The episode "The Burns and the Bees": When Marge is asked what her greatest fear is, she instantly replies, "Never being a grandmother."
** Another episode has Marge, who believes she is
Amy Wong's parents in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' are an extreme example. They are so obsessed with getting Amy to have grandchildren, it almost seems like they care more about to be executed, despairing that she wouldn't see than they care about Amy herself. To the point that when the latter [[FountainOfYouth got deaged to her children grow up and start preteen years]], they were too busy complaining about how they were never going to have grandchildren at this rate (and in Leo's case, [[{{Jerkass}} cruelly tease Amy]]) to actually worry about their own families, etc.daughter's condition.



* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}},'' the title character writes about a story about her family's ideal future. Quinn already has five kids, but Helen still prods Daria and her [[TheUnseen unseen]] husband to start a family of their own.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}},'' In the title character writes ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' episode "The Visit", a lack of grandchildren is one of the things Brain's mother complains about a story about her family's ideal future. Quinn already has five kids, but Helen still prods Daria and her [[TheUnseen unseen]] husband to start a family after he makes his parents capable of their own. human speech.



* On ''WesternAnimation/DanVs,'' Elise is horrified when her parents are planning to move into town to be closer to her. Her husband Chris doesn't think it's so bad... until Elise reminds him about this trope. ''Now'' he's scared.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/DanVs,'' Elise ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** The episode "The Burns and the Bees": When Marge
is horrified when asked what her parents are planning to move into town greatest fear is, she instantly replies, "Never being a grandmother."
** Another episode has Marge, who believes she is about
to be closer to her. Her husband Chris doesn't think it's so bad... until Elise reminds him about this trope. ''Now'' he's scared.executed, despairing that she wouldn't see her children grow up and start their own families, etc.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' episode "The Visit", a lack of grandchildren is one of the things Brain's mother complains about after he makes his parents capable of human speech.
21st Nov '16 1:10:15 PM Gamermaster
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** Nanoha's parents indirectly implied this in a letter in ''Through a Mirror, Darkly''. Sure, they already had Vivio to dote on, but they wanted somebody to carry on the family bloodline. And if your wondering why they didn't pester her older brother and sister instead, Kyouya and Shinobu couldn't have kids ([[spoiler:since Shinobu is a vampire]]) and Miyuki didn't have anybody. Nanoha was married to Yuuno (and Fate) and shouldn't have any problems having a kid.

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** Nanoha's parents indirectly implied this in a letter in ''Through a Mirror, Darkly''. Sure, they already had Vivio [[HappilyAdopted Vivio]] to dote on, but they wanted somebody to carry on the family bloodline. And if your wondering why they didn't pester her older brother and sister instead, Kyouya and Shinobu couldn't have kids ([[spoiler:since Shinobu is a vampire]]) and Miyuki didn't have anybody. Nanoha was married to Yuuno (and Fate) and shouldn't have any problems having a kid.
9th Nov '16 1:02:33 PM CaptainTedium
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' episode "The Visit", a lack of grandchildren is one of the things Brain's mother complains about after he makes his parents capable of human speech.
8th Nov '16 11:31:20 PM AgProv
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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, licenced Assassin Johanna Smith-Rhodes is pretty much an emancipated career woman with no fears or worries. Much. But one thing that irks her is the continual stream of letters from her mother back home in Howondaland which lament the ongoing absence of husband, and always end on the dire warning that it will get ''worse'' after you turn thirty. Her mother is completely clear on her wish to see grand-children before she gets too old and senile to appreciate them and unrelenting in her prompts. By the time of ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1895209/A-A-Pessimal Hyperemesis Gravidarum]]'', Johanna is at least married to a man her mother approves of and adores. Now the emphasis is on ''children''. Johanna eventually obliges. The same story also deals with the universal concept of the JewishMother, or its Discworld analogue, seen through the eyes of a young [[YouHaveToHaveJews Cenotian]] student at the Assassins' Guild School. Her mother appreciates that Rivka ben-Divorah is at least training for a profession, but is insistent that Rivka attends Temple every Saturday, keeps a kosher diet, and marries a good Cenotian boy in a profession at the earliest opportunity, so as to get down to the ''really'' important business of having children.

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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, licenced Assassin Johanna Smith-Rhodes is pretty much an emancipated career woman with no fears or worries. Much. But one thing that irks her is the continual stream of letters from her mother back home in Howondaland which lament the ongoing absence of husband, and always end on the dire warning that it will get ''worse'' after you turn thirty. Her mother is completely clear on her wish to see grand-children before she gets too old and senile to appreciate them and is unrelenting in her prompts. By the time of ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1895209/A-A-Pessimal Hyperemesis Gravidarum]]'', Johanna is at least married to a man her mother approves of and adores. Now the emphasis is on ''children''. Johanna eventually obliges. The same story also deals with the universal concept of the JewishMother, or its Discworld analogue, seen through the eyes of a young [[YouHaveToHaveJews Cenotian]] student at the Assassins' Guild School. Her mother appreciates that Rivka ben-Divorah is at least training for a profession, but is insistent that Rivka attends Temple every Saturday, keeps a kosher diet, and marries a good Cenotian boy in a profession at the earliest opportunity, so as to get down to the ''really'' important business of having children.
8th Nov '16 11:13:43 PM Gamermaster
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** Nanoha's parents indirectly implied this in a letter in ''Through a Mirror, Darkly''. Sure, they already had Vivio to dote on, but they wanted somebody to carry on the family bloodline. And if your wondering why they didn't pester her older brother and sister instead, Kyouya and Shinobu couldn't have kids ([[spoiler: since Shinobu is a vampire]]) and Miyuki didn't have anybody. Nanoha was married to Yuuno (and Fate) and shouldn't have any problems having a kid.

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** Nanoha's parents indirectly implied this in a letter in ''Through a Mirror, Darkly''. Sure, they already had Vivio to dote on, but they wanted somebody to carry on the family bloodline. And if your wondering why they didn't pester her older brother and sister instead, Kyouya and Shinobu couldn't have kids ([[spoiler: since ([[spoiler:since Shinobu is a vampire]]) and Miyuki didn't have anybody. Nanoha was married to Yuuno (and Fate) and shouldn't have any problems having a kid.
8th Nov '16 5:00:59 PM AgProv
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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, licenced Assassin Johanna Smith-Rhodes is pretty much an emancipated career woman with no fears or worries. Much. But one thing that irks her is the continual stream of letters from her mother back home in Howondaland which lament the ongoing absence of husband, and always end on the dire warning that it will get ''worse'' after you turn thirty. Her mother is completely clear on her wish to see grand-children before she gets too old and senile to appreciate them and unrelenting in her prompts. By the time of ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1895209/A-A-Pessimal Hyperemesis Gravidarum]]'', Johanna is at least married to a man her mother approves of and adores. Now the emphasis is on ''children''. Johanna eventually obliges. The same story also deals with the universal concept of the JewishMother, or its Discworld analogue, seen through the eyes of a young [[YouHaveToHaveJews Cenotian]] student at the Assassins' Guild School. Her mother appreciates that Rivka ben-Divorah is at least training for a profession, but is insistent that Rivka attends Temple every Saturday, keeps a kosher diet, and marries a good Cenotian boy in a profession at the earliest opportunity, so as to get down to the ''really'' important business of having children.



* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, licenced Assassin Johanna Smith-Rhodes is pretty much an emancipated career woman with no fears or worries. Much. But one thing that irks her is the continual stream of letters from her mother back home in Howondaland which lament the ongoing absence of husband, and always end on the dire warning that it will get ''worse'' after you turn thirty. Her mother is completely clear on her wish to see grand-children before she gets too old and senile to appreciate them and unrelenting in her prompts. By the time of ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1895209/A-A-Pessimal Hyperemesis Gravidarum]]'', Johanna is at least married to a man her mother approves of and adores. Now the emphasis is on ''children''. Johanna eventually obliges. The same story also deals with the universal concept of the JewishMother, or its Discworld analogue, seen through the eyes of a young [[YouHaveToHaveJews Cenotian]] student at the Assassins' Guild School. Her mother appreciates that Rivka ben-Divorah is at least training for a profession, but is insistent that rivka attends Temple every SDaturday, keeps a kosher diet, and marries a good Ceenotian boy in a profession at the earliest opportunity, so as to get down to the ''really'' important business of having children.
8th Nov '16 4:59:16 PM AgProv
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* In the ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, licenced Assassin Johanna Smith-Rhodes is pretty much an emancipated career woman with no fears or worries. Much. But one thing that irks her is the continual stream of letters from her mother back home in Howondaland which lament the ongoing absence of husband, and always end on the dire warning that it will get ''worse'' after you turn thirty. Her mother is completely clear on her wish to see grand-children before she gets too old and senile to appreciate them and unrelenting in her prompts. By the time of ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1895209/A-A-Pessimal Hyperemesis Gravidarum]]'', Johanna is at least married to a man her mother approves of and adores. Now the emphasis is on ''children''. Johanna eventually obliges. The same story also deals with the universal concept of the JewishMother, or its Discworld analogue, seen through the eyes of a young [[YouHaveToHaveJews Cenotian]] student at the Assassins' Guild School. Her mother appreciates that Rivka ben-Divorah is at least training for a profession, but is insistent that rivka attends Temple every SDaturday, keeps a kosher diet, and marries a good Ceenotian boy in a profession at the earliest opportunity, so as to get down to the ''really'' important business of having children.
25th Oct '16 6:13:20 AM Greenygal
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* A particularly obnoxious (and, thanks to the ImagineSpot inserts that were a motif of the programme, hilarious) incarnation of this kind of parent was added to the BBC's 2009 sitcom ''Reggie Perrin''. This was a new addition for the remake - in the original, ''Series/TheFallAndRiseOfReginaldPerrin'', Reg hated his mother-in-law and had two independent adult(ish) children. Possibly it was felt that, as the actors were very slightly younger and middle-class people like the Perrins now have children rather later, they would be unlikely to have children that old, and the dynamic would be different if their children were still young.

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* A particularly obnoxious (and, thanks to the ImagineSpot inserts that were a motif of the programme, hilarious) incarnation of this kind of parent was added to the BBC's 2009 sitcom ''Reggie Perrin''.''Series/ReggiePerrin''. This was a new addition for the remake - in the original, ''Series/TheFallAndRiseOfReginaldPerrin'', Reg hated his mother-in-law and had two independent adult(ish) children. Possibly it was felt that, as the actors were very slightly younger and middle-class people like the Perrins now have children rather later, they would be unlikely to have children that old, and the dynamic would be different if their children were still young.
23rd Sep '16 3:45:02 AM CaptainTedium
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* In the ''[[Film/TheToxicAvenger Toxic Crusaders]]'' episode "Toxie Ties the Knot", Toxie helps his mother up and asks if she is alright. Toxie's mother replies that she'd feel better if she had grandchildren.
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