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11th Apr '18 9:58:07 AM khalcyon2011
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* Played to the max in ''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.
8th Apr '18 7:40:52 PM nombretomado
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** Taken to it's logical extreme in "Exile In Guyville", which combines this trope with MenAreUncultured. The BattleOfTheSexes escalates until the U.S segregates itself into two states, one for men and one for women. The mens civilization is essentially an even filthier MadMax.

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** Taken to it's logical extreme in "Exile In Guyville", which combines this trope with MenAreUncultured. The BattleOfTheSexes escalates until the U.S segregates itself into two states, one for men and one for women. The mens men's civilization is essentially an even filthier MadMax.''Film/MadMax''.
23rd Jan '18 7:38:51 AM gravious
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* ''Series/FatherTed'':
** When Mrs. Doyle has a night out, Ted and Dougal manage to start a fire in their attempt to make a cup of tea, and run around in a blind panic.
** Also used to remove the zombie-horde of old women looking for Eoin [=McLove=].
-->'''Mrs. Doyle''': Stop! Stop! Ladies! It's after seven o'clock. I think your husbands might be wondering where their breakfasts are!
-->'''Father Ted''': Mrs. Doyle's right! Remember last year, Mrs. Dunn, when your husband tried to wash a cup, and [[EpicFail burned the house down]]. And Mrs. Collins, when Mr. Collins tried to make the bed on his own...''(dramatic pause)''...and lost a leg.
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.
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