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13th Nov '17 11:20:46 AM Sark0TAG
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* Roger Wilco's quarters in ''VideoGame/SpaceQuestVIRogerWilcoInTheSpinalFrontier'' shows this, which fits with his poor performance as a janitor. It's also filled with [[CallBack mementos from the previous games in the series]].
3rd Nov '17 2:33:16 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'', the apartment Parson Gotti lived in prior to his summoning was, by his own description, a complete mess.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'', the apartment Parson Gotti lived in prior to his summoning was, by his own description, a complete mess. It's played as a sign of his depression and disinterest in his own life more than anything.
22nd Oct '17 6:58:11 AM Malady
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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Chief O'Brien was this while his wife was on Bajor studying plants for a full season, in spite of being a military man. ColmMeaney protested the characterization, saying it was cliché humor and a bit offensive.

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'': Chief O'Brien was this while his wife was on Bajor studying plants for a full season, in spite of being a military man. ColmMeaney Creator/ColmMeaney protested the characterization, saying it was cliché humor and a bit offensive.



-->'''Echo:''' Ex-wife leftovers?
-->'''Ballard:''' ''(suspicious)'' How did you know I was divorced?
-->'''Echo:''' Wife... ''(indicates picture of Ballard and a woman)''. Ex... ''(indicates mess on the table)''

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-->'''Echo:''' Ex-wife leftovers?
-->'''Ballard:'''
leftovers?\\
'''Ballard:'''
''(suspicious)'' How did you know I was divorced?
-->'''Echo:'''
divorced?\\
'''Echo:'''
Wife... ''(indicates picture of Ballard and a woman)''. Ex... ''(indicates mess on the table)''
23rd Sep '17 5:03:56 PM Clanger00
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Contrary to popular belief, this trope is [[[[OlderThanTheyThink older than you might think]]. In fact, Betty Friedan pointed out the UnfortunateImplications for women as well as men in ''The Feminine Mystique'' in 1963: not only is it rather insulting toward men, but if men simply can't be expected to keep house decently, it follows that housekeeping must be the woman's responsibility, even if she'd rather pursue a career and split the domestic duties. Today this is almost, but not quite, a DeadHorseTrope, especially in [[ComedyTropes Comedies]]. In many works, [[NeatFreak excessive cleanliness]] and thoughtful decoration in a man's home is sometimes seen as a [[AmbiguouslyGay sign of homosexuality]] (feeding an equally-pervasive stereotype that all gay men are awesome housekeepers) [[NeatFreak or just plain bonkers]]; a slovenly bachelor is therefore a shorthand for [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday heterosexuality]]. In other works, however, it is a shorthand for bratty, self-obsessed immaturity, and so a bad bet that way.

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Contrary to popular belief, this trope is [[[[OlderThanTheyThink [[OlderThanTheyThink older than you might think]]. In fact, Betty Friedan pointed out the UnfortunateImplications for women as well as men in ''The Feminine Mystique'' in 1963: not only is it rather insulting toward men, but if men simply can't be expected to keep house decently, it follows that housekeeping must be the woman's responsibility, even if she'd rather pursue a career and split the domestic duties. Today this is almost, but not quite, a DeadHorseTrope, especially in [[ComedyTropes Comedies]]. In many works, [[NeatFreak excessive cleanliness]] and thoughtful decoration in a man's home is sometimes seen as a [[AmbiguouslyGay sign of homosexuality]] (feeding an equally-pervasive stereotype that all gay men are awesome housekeepers) [[NeatFreak or just plain bonkers]]; a slovenly bachelor is therefore a shorthand for [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday heterosexuality]]. In other works, however, it is a shorthand for bratty, self-obsessed immaturity, and so a bad bet that way.
23rd Sep '17 5:02:46 PM Clanger00
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[[OlderThanTheyThink Contrary to popular belief]], this trope was around well before modern feminism. In fact, Betty Friedan pointed out the UnfortunateImplications for women as well as men in ''The Feminine Mystique'' in 1963: not only is it rather insulting toward men, but if men simply can't be expected to keep house decently, it follows that housekeeping must be the woman's responsibility, even if she'd rather pursue a career and split the domestic duties. Today this is almost, but not quite, a DeadHorseTrope, especially in [[ComedyTropes Comedies]]. In many works, [[NeatFreak excessive cleanliness]] and thoughtful decoration in a man's home is sometimes seen as a [[AmbiguouslyGay sign of homosexuality]] (feeding an equally-pervasive stereotype that all gay men are awesome housekeepers) [[NeatFreak or just plain bonkers]]; a slovenly bachelor is therefore a shorthand for [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday heterosexuality]]. In other works, however, it is a shorthand for bratty, self-obsessed immaturity, and so a bad bet that way.

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[[OlderThanTheyThink Contrary to popular belief]], belief, this trope was around well before modern feminism.is [[[[OlderThanTheyThink older than you might think]]. In fact, Betty Friedan pointed out the UnfortunateImplications for women as well as men in ''The Feminine Mystique'' in 1963: not only is it rather insulting toward men, but if men simply can't be expected to keep house decently, it follows that housekeeping must be the woman's responsibility, even if she'd rather pursue a career and split the domestic duties. Today this is almost, but not quite, a DeadHorseTrope, especially in [[ComedyTropes Comedies]]. In many works, [[NeatFreak excessive cleanliness]] and thoughtful decoration in a man's home is sometimes seen as a [[AmbiguouslyGay sign of homosexuality]] (feeding an equally-pervasive stereotype that all gay men are awesome housekeepers) [[NeatFreak or just plain bonkers]]; a slovenly bachelor is therefore a shorthand for [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday heterosexuality]]. In other works, however, it is a shorthand for bratty, self-obsessed immaturity, and so a bad bet that way.
21st Sep '17 12:19:37 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* The major theme of the Michael Keaton movie ''Film/MrMom''.

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* The major theme entire premise of the ''Film/MrMom'' is that Michael Keaton movie ''Film/MrMom''.Keaton's character loses his job while his housewife rejoins the workforce, forcing him to keep house as a FishOutOfWater.
9th Sep '17 6:50:21 PM RavenWilder
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* On ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Monica & Rachel's apartment is generally portrayed as ''much'' more cleanly, well-stocked with food, and all around nicer than Chandler & Joey's apartment right across the hall, where much of the wall had to be plastered over after a game of "hammer darts", and the floor is considered an acceptable place to keep food you intend to eat later. This is mostly focused on Monica being a neurotic clean freak and Joey being a complete slob, though, with Chandler and Rachel mostly going along with however their current roommate likes to keep house.
** [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] when Ross dates a beautiful woman whose apartment resembles an honest-to-god landfill, and he breaks up with her because getting intimate with her in the middle of that mess is just too gross.
4th Sep '17 8:12:48 PM dvorak
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* In the episode ''Hobgoblin part 2'' of ''WesternAnimation/ SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' Aunt May is ''rendered comatose'' by the sight of Peter and Harry's bachelor pad.

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* In the episode ''Hobgoblin part 2'' of ''WesternAnimation/ SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' Aunt May is ''rendered comatose'' by the sight of Peter and Harry's bachelor pad.
4th Sep '17 8:12:19 PM dvorak
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* In the episode ''Hobgoblin part 2'' of ''WesternAnimation/ SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' Aunt May is ''rendered comatose'' by the sight of Peter and Harry's bachelor pad.
1st Sep '17 7:12:05 AM angie710
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Contrast HouseHusband, RealMenWearPink and NeatFreak; compare ''and'' contrast with FeminineWomenCanCook. Also see GuysAreSlobs, LazyHusband and ThePigPen.

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Contrast HouseHusband, RealMenWearPink and NeatFreak; compare ''and'' contrast with FeminineWomenCanCook. Also see GuysAreSlobs, LazyHusband LazyHusband, LonelyBachelorPad, and ThePigPen.
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