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27th Dec '12 8:02:41 AM TheWalkingAnomaly
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[[quoteright:333:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Mike_and_Molly_4673.jpg]] A 2010 Creator/{{CBS}} sitcom starring Melissa [=McCarthy=], Billy Gardell and Swoosie Kurtz. Mike and Molly meet at an Overeaters' Anonymous meeting and hit it off. ---- !!This show provides examples of the following: * ADateWithRosiePalms: The reason Molly's mother made so much banana bread three years after her husband died. * AerosolFlamethrower: Victoria plans to use a can of hairspray and a lighter on an ex-boyfriend in one episode. Mike manages to talk her down and take the can and lighter away from her. * BasementDweller: Carl lives with his grandmother, who frequently henpecks him, and is portrayed as something of a loser because of this. ** There's a bit of a DoubleStandard here at work as both Molly and her sister still live at home as well, but Molly at least is treated as responsible and practical. ** Only for Molly. It's also played straight with Victoria, who, lets be honest, probably wouldn't make it on her own. ** The Double Standard is later demolished when it's revealed that Molly is bad with money, is in debt up to her eyeballs, and probably wouldn't make it any further than Victoria on her own. * BlackBestFriend: Mike's partner, Carl, is both black and Mike's best friend. * BrideZilla: Molly turns into one three weeks before the wedding. * ChristmasEpisode * CloudCuckooLander: Victoria. Though mostly because she's a pothead. * CoolCar: One episode has Mike buy a 1957 Chevy Bel Air, only to have [[InformedFlaw Informed Flaws]] no one could have missed pop up, and Molly forcing him to sell it and get back his money. * CoolOldLady: Carl's grandmother. * DeadpanSnarker: Samuel * DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: --->'''Victoria:'''Dead people are just like us. Except they're dead. * DirtyOldMan: Vince. * DysfunctionalFamily: Both Mike and Molly's families. [[FreudianExcuse And they both wonder why they have weight issues...]] * ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Yes, the two main characters ''are'' named Mike and Molly. * FakeNationality: The character Samuel, a Senegalese immigrant, is played by [[RepetitiveName Nyambi Nyambi]], who is a Nigerian-American. * FanDisservice: "Vince Takes a Bath." You will never un-see anything that appeared on screen in this episode. Ever. --> Molly: (''holding up the towel on Vince's lap while Mike walks in'') Look at it! ''Look at it!'' '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis LOOK AT IT!!!!!!]]''' * HalloweenEpisode * HeterosexualLifePartners: Mike and Carl. * HiddenDepths: Most of the time, Victoria is just a goofy stoner, but in the episdoe "Victoria Can't Drive", she spouts out some very surprising insight about her views on the afterlife, [[spoiler: and convinces Mike's mom to come to his wedding, not taking any credit for it.]] * HomemadeSweaterFromHell: Mike buys a repugnant green sweater from his partner's cousin. * IAmBigBoned: Molly's mom calls her that. -->'''Molly:''' Bones don't jiggle, ma! * IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Not completely consistent, but the large majority of episodes begin with a character's name, followed by an action relevant to the episode. (ie "Mike _____", "Carl's _____", etc.) * LoveMakesYouCrazy: Molly's sister Victoria is ... unlucky in love to say the least. Molly and Joyce had to physically stop her from going after her married boyfriend. * MistakenForGay: Carl and Mike are mistaken for this "at least three times a week." In the season 3 premiere, Carl gets a temporary partner while Mike is on his honeymoon, and on their last day together the partner kisses Carl full on the lips, resulting in a HeroicBSOD. * MotorMouth: Carl * MyBelovedSmother: Mike's mom, who fakes a heart attack as soon as she finds out Mike is on a date with Molly. ** Another episode has Mike getting very sick and being taken care of Molly at his place. His mother shows up and steals him back to her place and them stealing him back & forth. Eventually, she gets him last and alludes to possibly hiding him in his uncle's ice cabin to keep her away. * NameAndName * NamesTheSame: Mike's partner has the first name of [[FamilyMatters Another Chicago-area cop]]. ** Made all the more humorous when you see that the very same actor has made a string of guest appearances on the show and was the one who marries Mike and Molly. * UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}: Billy Gardell, who portrays Mike, hasn't forgotten where he came from and makes regular appearances on Pittsburgh radio station WDVE's morning show. ** In one episode, they go to a baseball game between the Cubs and Gardell's favorite team, the Pittsburgh Pirates. Don't think that wasn't done on purpose. * RealSongThemeTune: "I See Love" by Keb' Mo'. * SassyBlackWoman: Carl's grandma. * TheStoner: Victoria. -->'''Molly:''' You're high? -->'''Victoria:''' You're not? * StrawLoser: No matter what kind of trouble Mike is having in his life, its loads better compared to Carl's life. * UglyGuyHotWife: Averted, in fact it's the entire point of the series. * UnusualEuphemism: ''Every'' conversation between Molly's mother and Victoria ends up dissolving into this. * TheWindyCity ----
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[[quoteright:333:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Mike_and_Molly_4673.jpg]] A 2010 Creator/{{CBS}} sitcom starring Melissa [=McCarthy=], Billy Gardell and Swoosie Kurtz. Mike and Molly meet at an Overeaters' Anonymous meeting and hit it off. ---- !!This show provides examples of the following: * ADateWithRosiePalms: The reason Molly's mother made so much banana bread three years after her husband died. * AerosolFlamethrower: Victoria plans to use a can of hairspray and a lighter on an ex-boyfriend in one episode. Mike manages to talk her down and take the can and lighter away from her. * BasementDweller: Carl lives with his grandmother, who frequently henpecks him, and is portrayed as something of a loser because of this. ** There's a bit of a DoubleStandard here at work as both Molly and her sister still live at home as well, but Molly at least is treated as responsible and practical. ** Only for Molly. It's also played straight with Victoria, who, lets be honest, probably wouldn't make it on her own. ** The Double Standard is later demolished when it's revealed that Molly is bad with money, is in debt up to her eyeballs, and probably wouldn't make it any further than Victoria on her own. * BlackBestFriend: Mike's partner, Carl, is both black and Mike's best friend. * BrideZilla: Molly turns into one three weeks before the wedding. * ChristmasEpisode * CloudCuckooLander: Victoria. Though mostly because she's a pothead. * CoolCar: One episode has Mike buy a 1957 Chevy Bel Air, only to have [[InformedFlaw Informed Flaws]] no one could have missed pop up, and Molly forcing him to sell it and get back his money. * CoolOldLady: Carl's grandmother. * DeadpanSnarker: Samuel * DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: --->'''Victoria:'''Dead people are just like us. Except they're dead. * DirtyOldMan: Vince. * DysfunctionalFamily: Both Mike and Molly's families. [[FreudianExcuse And they both wonder why they have weight issues...]] * ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Yes, the two main characters ''are'' named Mike and Molly. * FakeNationality: The character Samuel, a Senegalese immigrant, is played by [[RepetitiveName Nyambi Nyambi]], who is a Nigerian-American. * FanDisservice: "Vince Takes a Bath." You will never un-see anything that appeared on screen in this episode. Ever. --> Molly: (''holding up the towel on Vince's lap while Mike walks in'') Look at it! ''Look at it!'' '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis LOOK AT IT!!!!!!]]''' * HalloweenEpisode * HeterosexualLifePartners: Mike and Carl. * HiddenDepths: Most of the time, Victoria is just a goofy stoner, but in the episdoe "Victoria Can't Drive", she spouts out some very surprising insight about her views on the afterlife, [[spoiler: and convinces Mike's mom to come to his wedding, not taking any credit for it.]] * HomemadeSweaterFromHell: Mike buys a repugnant green sweater from his partner's cousin. * IAmBigBoned: Molly's mom calls her that. -->'''Molly:''' Bones don't jiggle, ma! * IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Not completely consistent, but the large majority of episodes begin with a character's name, followed by an action relevant to the episode. (ie "Mike _____", "Carl's _____", etc.) * LoveMakesYouCrazy: Molly's sister Victoria is ... unlucky in love to say the least. Molly and Joyce had to physically stop her from going after her married boyfriend. * MistakenForGay: Carl and Mike are mistaken for this "at least three times a week." In the season 3 premiere, Carl gets a temporary partner while Mike is on his honeymoon, and on their last day together the partner kisses Carl full on the lips, resulting in a HeroicBSOD. * MotorMouth: Carl * MyBelovedSmother: Mike's mom, who fakes a heart attack as soon as she finds out Mike is on a date with Molly. ** Another episode has Mike getting very sick and being taken care of Molly at his place. His mother shows up and steals him back to her place and them stealing him back & forth. Eventually, she gets him last and alludes to possibly hiding him in his uncle's ice cabin to keep her away. * NameAndName * NamesTheSame: Mike's partner has the first name of [[FamilyMatters Another Chicago-area cop]]. ** Made all the more humorous when you see that the very same actor has made a string of guest appearances on the show and was the one who marries Mike and Molly. * UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}: Billy Gardell, who portrays Mike, hasn't forgotten where he came from and makes regular appearances on Pittsburgh radio station WDVE's morning show. ** In one episode, they go to a baseball game between the Cubs and Gardell's favorite team, the Pittsburgh Pirates. Don't think that wasn't done on purpose. * RealSongThemeTune: "I See Love" by Keb' Mo'. * SassyBlackWoman: Carl's grandma. * TheStoner: Victoria. -->'''Molly:''' You're high? -->'''Victoria:''' You're not? * StrawLoser: No matter what kind of trouble Mike is having in his life, its loads better compared to Carl's life. * UglyGuyHotWife: Averted, in fact it's the entire point of the series. * UnusualEuphemism: ''Every'' conversation between Molly's mother and Victoria ends up dissolving into this. * TheWindyCity ----[[redirect:Series/MikeAndMolly]]
11th Dec '12 10:27:57 PM foxley
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** The Double Standard is later demolished when it's revealed that Molly is bad with money, is in debt up to her eyeballs, and probably wouldn't make it any further than Vitoria on her own.
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** The Double Standard is later demolished when it's revealed that Molly is bad with money, is in debt up to her eyeballs, and probably wouldn't make it any further than Vitoria Victoria on her own.

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** The Double Standard is later demolished when it's revealed that Molly is bad with money, is in debt up to her eyeballs, and probably wouldn't make it any further than Vitoria on her own.* NameAndName
25th Oct '12 12:47:13 PM Charsi
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* CoolOldLady: Carl's grandmother.
15th Oct '12 7:02:22 PM SirSapphire
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** The Double Standard is later demolished when it's revealed that Molly is bad with money, is in debt up to her eyeballs, and probably wouldn't make it any further than Vitoria on her own.
2nd Oct '12 11:51:30 AM DarkLiterati
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* FanDisservice: "Vince Takes a Bath." You will never un-see anything that appeared on screen in this episode. Ever. --> Molly: (''holding up the towel on Vince's lap while Mike walks in'') Look at it! ''Look at it!'' '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis LOOK AT IT!!!!!!]]'''
26th Sep '12 4:20:10 PM DarkLiterati
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* MistakenForGay: Carl and Mike are mistaken for this "at least three times a week".
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* MistakenForGay: Carl and Mike are mistaken for this "at least three times a week".week." In the season 3 premiere, Carl gets a temporary partner while Mike is on his honeymoon, and on their last day together the partner kisses Carl full on the lips, resulting in a HeroicBSOD.
24th Aug '12 7:14:06 PM Drcynic24
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* UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}: Billy Gardell, who portrays Mike, hasn't forgotten where he came from and makes regular appearances on Pittsburgh radio station WDVE's morning show.
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** Made all the more humorous when you see that the very same actor has made a string of guest appearances on the show and was the one who marries Mike and Molly. * UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}: Billy Gardell, who portrays Mike, hasn't forgotten where he came from and makes regular appearances on Pittsburgh radio station WDVE's morning show. show. ** In one episode, they go to a baseball game between the Cubs and Gardell's favorite team, the Pittsburgh Pirates. Don't think that wasn't done on purpose.
8th Aug '12 1:34:47 PM MarkLungo
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8th Aug '12 1:33:10 PM MarkLungo
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A 2010 {{CBS}} sitcom starring Melissa [=McCarthy=], Billy Gardell and Swoosie Kurtz. Mike and Molly meet at an Overeaters' Anonymous meeting and hit it off.
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A 2010 {{CBS}} Creator/{{CBS}} sitcom starring Melissa [=McCarthy=], Billy Gardell and Swoosie Kurtz. Mike and Molly meet at an Overeaters' Anonymous meeting and hit it off.

* {{Pittsburgh}}: Billy Gardell, who portrays Mike, hasn't forgotten where he came from and makes regular appearances on Pittsburgh radio station WDVE's morning show.
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* {{Pittsburgh}}: UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}: Billy Gardell, who portrays Mike, hasn't forgotten where he came from and makes regular appearances on Pittsburgh radio station WDVE's morning show.
26th Apr '12 4:49:32 PM maxwellsilver
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* HoYay: Mike and Carl, ''big'' time. --->'''Mike:''' Why is it that at least three times per week someone thinks we're gay?
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