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29th Jan '16 8:17:28 AM LadyJafaria
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** On the other hand, Lord Downey was noticeably squicked by the Watch canteen as well, and the neatest character in the books is [[Discworld/GoingPostal Stanley]]. It's probably just the Watch that can't keep house.
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** On the other hand, Lord Downey was noticeably squicked by the Watch canteen as well, well (he's an Assassin, and they're [[ManOfWealthAndTaste known for their refinement]]), and the neatest character in the books is [[Discworld/GoingPostal Stanley]]. It's probably just the Watch that can't keep house.
4th Jan '16 7:52:35 AM arpathacorrin
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** Subverted in the original fairy tale where the dwarves are said to be quite tidy...although one could argue Snow White knowing how to cook and clean despite being raised a princess borders on the implication that it is her place as a woman to know such things. In Disney's defense, they at least gave the explanation of Snow White having to endure CinderellaCircumstances at the hands of her WickedStepmother.
20th Dec '15 8:38:47 AM TheInimitableECypher
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When the domicile is actually shown, expect to see unwashed laundry stuck to the ceiling, [[ItCameFromTheFridge mold-covered unspeakables]][[EmptyFridgeEmptyLife in thes near-empty refrigerator]], [[PornStash pornographic magazines under the mattress]] (or out in the open), and empty beer cans and pizza boxes everywhere. If and when an impressionable person (usually his mother, boss, or love interest) comes by, there will be a sudden flurry of activity as the hopeless male shoves everything into a closet in an attempt to instantly clean the place. A variation of this trope appears if the male character is living at home with his parents; in this case, expect his room to be an island of grunge while the rest of the house is immaculately well-kept. TrashOfTheTitans may be invoked if the mess is of epic proportions.
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When the domicile is actually shown, expect to see unwashed laundry stuck to the ceiling, [[ItCameFromTheFridge mold-covered unspeakables]][[EmptyFridgeEmptyLife unspeakables]] [[EmptyFridgeEmptyLife in thes the near-empty refrigerator]], [[PornStash pornographic magazines under the mattress]] (or out in the open), and empty beer cans and pizza boxes everywhere. If and when an impressionable person (usually his mother, boss, or love interest) comes by, there will be a sudden flurry of activity as the hopeless male shoves everything into a closet in an attempt to instantly clean the place. A variation of this trope appears if the male character is living at home with his parents; in this case, expect his room to be an island of grunge while the rest of the house is immaculately well-kept. TrashOfTheTitans may be invoked if the mess is of epic proportions.
7th Dec '15 11:42:32 PM PaulA
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* Averted in ''Radio/OurMissBrooks''. Mr. Boynton's apartment is seen in "The Wrong Mrs. Boynton". All Miss Brooks has to criticize is the abundance of wildlife specimens and an abundance of doors. --->'''Miss Brooks''': Not bad. If you like wildlife . . . and doors.
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* Averted in ''Radio/OurMissBrooks''.''Series/OurMissBrooks''. Mr. Boynton's apartment is seen in "The Wrong Mrs. Boynton". All Miss Brooks has to criticize is the abundance of wildlife specimens and an abundance of doors. --->'''Miss -->'''Miss Brooks''': Not bad. If you like wildlife . . . and doors.
22nd Nov '15 10:50:51 AM nombretomado
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* Jeremy's slovenly room is a regular source of comedy in ''{{Zits}}''. * When Andy leaves the house for a week in ''FoxTrot'', she intrusted [[BumblingDad Roger]] to man the house temporarily to go to a newspaper convention for four whole days (with the strong implication of having the kids go through a fire escape plan and giving Irma a key in case Roger somehow locked himself out of the house). It does just as well as one would expect: He lets Jason use Paige's dolls as makeshift rockets (although he does at least state he can only do them outdoors), leaving a note to the kids before leaving for work after they are asleep (thus carrying the strong implication that they'll end up being late for school), being forced to call pizza delivery after burning both the dinner and himself on the second day, ruining all of the clothes by shrinking them (as well as the strong implication that he might have accidentially dyed the kids' clothing pink), and finally [[EpicFail somehow]] [[ManMadeHouseFlood managing to flood the house four feet deep in water due to a dishwater mishap]].
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* Jeremy's slovenly room is a regular source of comedy in ''{{Zits}}''. ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}''. * When Andy leaves the house for a week in ''FoxTrot'', ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', she intrusted [[BumblingDad Roger]] to man the house temporarily to go to a newspaper convention for four whole days (with the strong implication of having the kids go through a fire escape plan and giving Irma a key in case Roger somehow locked himself out of the house). It does just as well as one would expect: He lets Jason use Paige's dolls as makeshift rockets (although he does at least state he can only do them outdoors), leaving a note to the kids before leaving for work after they are asleep (thus carrying the strong implication that they'll end up being late for school), being forced to call pizza delivery after burning both the dinner and himself on the second day, ruining all of the clothes by shrinking them (as well as the strong implication that he might have accidentially dyed the kids' clothing pink), and finally [[EpicFail somehow]] [[ManMadeHouseFlood managing to flood the house four feet deep in water due to a dishwater mishap]].
13th Nov '15 6:04:01 PM MHarrington
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Contrast HouseHusband and RealMenWearPink; compare ''and'' contrast with FeminineWomenCanCook. Also see GuysAreSlobs, LazyHusband and ThePigPen.
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Contrast HouseHusband HouseHusband, RealMenWearPink and RealMenWearPink; NeatFreak; compare ''and'' contrast with FeminineWomenCanCook. Also see GuysAreSlobs, LazyHusband and ThePigPen.
12th Nov '15 2:27:28 PM johnsmithxxi
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* Averted in ''Radio/OurMissBrooks''. Mr. Boynton's apartment is seen in "The Wrong Mrs. Boynton". All Miss Brooks has to criticize is the abundance of wildlife specimens and an abundance of doors. --->'''Miss Brooks''': Not bad. If you like wildlife . . . and doors.
4th Oct '15 6:05:59 PM SilentStranger
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* The episode "About Face" of {{Duckman}} has Bernice leaving Duckman in charge of the house while she has a night out with her friends, telling him to cook the kids a healthy dinner instead of just ordering pizza. Cut to Duckman having done exactly that, then passed out in front of the TV with the house now a filthy mess. Keep in mind that the period of time this happened in couldnt have been more than a few hours.
26th Sep '15 9:36:15 PM SpocktorWho
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* Played pretty straight in ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', as 221b Baker Street, inhabited by two men, is consistently a mess (complete with a hurried attempt by Sherlock to clean things up when John first visits, which amounts to him moving a couple of things around and [[ShoutOut sticking some mail onto the mantlepiece with a jack knife]]). This is usually played as more of a result of Sherlock's [[DefectiveDetective occupation]] and [[NightmareFetishist experiments]], but [[TeamMom Mrs. Hudson]] is about the only person who ever makes any effort to tidy the place up.
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* Played pretty straight in ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', as 221b Baker Street, inhabited by two men, is consistently a mess (complete with a hurried attempt by Sherlock to clean things up when John first visits, which amounts to him moving a couple of things around and [[ShoutOut [[MythologyGag sticking some mail onto the mantlepiece with a jack knife]]). This is usually played as more of a result of Sherlock's [[DefectiveDetective occupation]] and [[NightmareFetishist experiments]], but [[TeamMom Mrs. Hudson]] is about the only person who ever makes any effort to tidy the place up.
17th Sep '15 1:10:15 AM K
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When the domicile is actually shown, expect to see unwashed laundry stuck to the ceiling, [[ItCameFromTheFridge mold-covered unspeakables]][[EmptyFridgeEmptyLife in the near-empty refrigerator]], [[PornStash pornographic magazines under the mattress]] (or out in the open), and empty beer cans and pizza boxes everywhere. If and when an impressionable person (usually his mother, boss, or love interest) comes by, there will be a sudden flurry of activity as the hopeless male shoves everything into a closet in an attempt to instantly clean the place. A variation of this trope appears if the male character is living at home with his parents; in this case, expect his room to be an island of grunge while the rest of the house is immaculately well-kept. TrashOfTheTitans may be invoked if the mess is of epic proportions.
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When the domicile is actually shown, expect to see unwashed laundry stuck to the ceiling, [[ItCameFromTheFridge mold-covered unspeakables]][[EmptyFridgeEmptyLife in the thes near-empty refrigerator]], [[PornStash pornographic magazines under the mattress]] (or out in the open), and empty beer cans and pizza boxes everywhere. If and when an impressionable person (usually his mother, boss, or love interest) comes by, there will be a sudden flurry of activity as the hopeless male shoves everything into a closet in an attempt to instantly clean the place. A variation of this trope appears if the male character is living at home with his parents; in this case, expect his room to be an island of grunge while the rest of the house is immaculately well-kept. TrashOfTheTitans may be invoked if the mess is of epic proportions.

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When the domicile is actually shown, expect to see unwashed laundry stuck to the ceiling, [[ItCameFromTheFridge mold-covered unspeakables]][[EmptyFridgeEmptyLife ** Same for Sakura's brother, Touya. The Kinomotos have a dry erase board in the near-empty refrigerator]], [[PornStash pornographic magazines under kitchen that keeps track of their schedules and chores, and the mattress]] (or out in the open), three of them seem to share cooking and empty beer cans and pizza boxes everywhere. If and when an impressionable person (usually his mother, boss, or love interest) comes by, there will be a sudden flurry of activity as the hopeless male shoves everything into a closet in an attempt cleaning fairly equally. The closest Touya gets to instantly clean the place. A variation of this trope appears if the male character is living at home with his parents; when he trades chores to Sakura in this case, expect his room to be an island of grunge while the rest exchange for chaperoning her or mending her clothes, but in those cases he's taking advantage of the house is immaculately well-kept. TrashOfTheTitans may fact that he's doing her a favor and those favors tend to be invoked if the mess is of epic proportions. female-coded housekeeping skills anyway.
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