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25th Apr '16 9:48:52 AM MsChibi
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** Played straight with his best friend Motoki, who admits to never cleaning his place. Luckily, Makoto is highly skilled at speed-cleaning.

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** Played straight with his best friend Motoki, Motoki [[DubNameChange (Andrew in the dub)]], who admits to never cleaning his place. Luckily, Makoto is highly skilled at speed-cleaning.



** Played straight with Motoki Furuhata (Andrew in the dub). His apartment is ''terrible''.
18th Apr '16 4:30:53 AM Divra
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* Subverted in ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'': Jack's LoveInterest Sophie's mother thinks this, and wonders just how slovenly Jack's house must be since he only has sailors working in his household and no proper staff. Turns out the joke's on her; Jack's team sticks to the Navy standard procedure when it comes to care and maintenance. This means dusting, sweeping and mopping the entire house before breakfast ''every day'', inspecting and repairing anything slightly out of order daily, bathing twice weekly and repainting the entire house once a week. Killick proves himself in the kitchen (of course, seeing as he's cooked his captain's meals three times a day for years), and Sophie's mother grudgingly admits he's probably better than her cook.
13th Apr '16 4:10:52 AM gravious
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* The titular protagonists of ''Film/WithnailAndI'' live in one of the most disgustingly squalid residences ever portrayed on film. [[{{Squick}} Don't attempt anything without the gloves.]]


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13th Apr '16 4:09:15 AM gravious
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* The titular protagonists of ''Film/WithnailAndI'' live in one of the most disgustingly squalid residences ever portrayed on film. [[{Squick}} Don't attempt anything without the gloves.]]

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* The titular protagonists of ''Film/WithnailAndI'' live in one of the most disgustingly squalid residences ever portrayed on film. [[{Squick}} [[{{Squick}} Don't attempt anything without the gloves.]]
13th Apr '16 4:08:38 AM gravious
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* The titular protagonists of ''Film/WithnailAndI'' live in one of the most disgustingly squalid residences ever portrayed on film. [[{Squick}} Don't attempt anything without the gloves.]]
26th Mar '16 8:51:24 AM nombretomado
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* The ''ILoveLucy'' episode "Job Switching" had Ricky and Fred invoke this trope along with ADayInHerApron.
* Implied quite heavily in some parts of ''{{Coupling}}''.

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* The ''ILoveLucy'' ''Series/ILoveLucy'' episode "Job Switching" had Ricky and Fred invoke this trope along with ADayInHerApron.
* Implied quite heavily in some parts of ''{{Coupling}}''.''Series/{{Coupling}}''.



* Played to the max in ''FatherTed'': When the housekeeper, Mrs. Doyle, has a night out, Ted and Dougal run around in a panic, unable to manage a simple cup of tea.
* Played with in ''TheAndyGriffithShow''. Andy and Opie are at first able to clean up the house really well while Aunt Bee is gone, but then they fear she will feel they won't need them. They decide they have to mess the house up all over again.
* In an episode of ''MyThreeSons'', Rob's wife Katie, the first female character to join the previously all-male cast, must go away for a while. Although before Katie came along, the men had been able to do fine for themselves, now they flounder. Apparently they have forgotten what to do. [[spoiler: Before Katie returns, the men hire three cleaning women to restore order. When Katie sees the clean house, it upsets her. She takes it as evidence that she is not needed.]]

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* Played to the max in ''FatherTed'': ''Series/FatherTed'': When the housekeeper, Mrs. Doyle, has a night out, Ted and Dougal run around in a panic, unable to manage a simple cup of tea.
* Played with in ''TheAndyGriffithShow''.''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow''. Andy and Opie are at first able to clean up the house really well while Aunt Bee is gone, but then they fear she will feel they won't need them. They decide they have to mess the house up all over again.
* In an episode of ''MyThreeSons'', ''Series/MyThreeSons'', Rob's wife Katie, the first female character to join the previously all-male cast, must go away for a while. Although before Katie came along, the men had been able to do fine for themselves, now they flounder. Apparently they have forgotten what to do. [[spoiler: Before Katie returns, the men hire three cleaning women to restore order. When Katie sees the clean house, it upsets her. She takes it as evidence that she is not needed.]]
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