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8th Feb '16 1:19:59 PM margdean56
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'''Harry:''' She's alright. (''hastily'') Ugly, though.
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'''Harry:''' She's alright.all right. (''hastily'') Ugly, though.

* One SherlockHolmes story revoloves around a man living a happy life until his wife's sister came to visit and stayed. [[WomanScorned Once he refused her advances she was a lot worse.]]
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* One SherlockHolmes story revoloves revolves around a man living a happy life until his wife's sister came to visit and stayed. [[WomanScorned Once he refused her advances she was a lot worse.]]

** Though they are not married, Athena condemns the romance between her daughter Annabeth and Percy, the son of her rival Poseidon. Even than, Athena is more out right threatening then obnoxious and seems willing (however reluctantly) to at least give Percy a chance. It is unknown what Poseidon thinks of the relationship. * In Maeve Binchy's Scarlet Feather, main character Cathy has a hatefilled relationship with her mother-in-law Hannah Mitchell. Mrs. Mitchell cannot stand her for two reasons: she dared to marry her son Neil, and she is the former maid's daughter so not of the same 'class'.
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** Though they are not married, Athena condemns the romance between her daughter Annabeth and Percy, the son of her rival Poseidon. Even than, then, Athena is more out right outright threatening then obnoxious and seems willing (however reluctantly) to at least give Percy a chance. It is unknown what Poseidon thinks of the relationship. * In Maeve Binchy's Scarlet Feather, main character Cathy has a hatefilled hate-filled relationship with her mother-in-law Hannah Mitchell. Mrs. Mitchell cannot stand her for two reasons: she dared to marry her son Neil, and she is the former maid's daughter so not of the same 'class'.
1st Feb '16 8:59:23 AM igordebraga
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* ''TheKinks'' "Situation Vacant" from ''Music/SomethingElseByTheKinks'' tells the sad tale of a happy couple who get by okay, but his mother-in-law's pushing has him trying to find a better-paying job - he quits the job he has, they have to leave their apartment and skimp and scrape, and his wife leaves him and goes back to mother, who's now happy.
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* ''TheKinks'' TheKinks' "Situation Vacant" from ''Music/SomethingElseByTheKinks'' tells the sad tale of a happy couple who get by okay, but his mother-in-law's pushing has him trying to find a better-paying job - he quits the job he has, they have to leave their apartment and skimp and scrape, and his wife leaves him and goes back to mother, who's now happy.

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* ''TheKinks'' "Situation Vacant" from ''Music/SomethingElseByTheKinks'' tells the sad tale of Brazilian comedian Kaquinho Big Dog had [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Gz78YGbpPg a happy couple who get by okay, but his mother-in-law's pushing has him trying to find a better-paying job - he quits the job he has, they have to leave their apartment and skimp and scrape, and his wife leaves him and goes back to mother, who's now happy.song]] saying that if your in-law is suddenly helpful, check if she's drooling or bug-eyed, it might be mad cow disease!
14th Jan '16 1:16:41 PM DrOO7
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* Advice columns are rife with stories about people like this--Dear Prudence even printed a compilation of the best/worst stories, the winner/loser of which was the woman who realized that her mother-in-law was ''poisoning'' her.
4th Jan '16 3:08:51 AM CaptainTedium
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' episode "Stone Broke", the main villain Lawrence Limburger tries to get his funding back by adding his superior Lord Camembert's head to Mt. Rushmore and teleporting the whole thing to Camembert's garden. While only Camembert's head makes it there thanks to the actions of the Biker Mice, Camembert still gives Limburger his funding back because the stone head crushed his mother-in-law to death.

* In the ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' episode "Stone Broke", the main villain Lawrence Limburger tries to get his funding back by adding his superior Lord Camembert's head to Mt. Rushmore and teleporting the whole thing to Camembert's garden. While only Camembert's head makes it there thanks to the actions of the Biker Mice, Camembert still gives Limburger his funding back because the stone head crushed his mother-in-law to death.
26th Dec '15 10:24:18 PM DrOO7
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* ''Series/GrowingPains''. Maggie's father hated her husband Jason, despite Jason being the kind of son-in-law you'd order from a catalog. His anger stems from the couple running off and eloping 20-something years ago.
21st Nov '15 11:01:33 PM nombretomado
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** Wilf and Mira regard [[ForBetterOrForWorse the Pattersons, barring April]] as this, increasingly justified in Elly and John's case as the former goes insane and the latter refuses to do anything about it. Even at the best point in their relationship Mira can muster no more than indifference to her son-in-law Michael. [[spoiler: As a result, April's the only one Mira expects to have a relationship with when Deanna's divorce with Michael is finalized.]]
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** Wilf and Mira regard [[ForBetterOrForWorse [[ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse the Pattersons, barring April]] as this, increasingly justified in Elly and John's case as the former goes insane and the latter refuses to do anything about it. Even at the best point in their relationship Mira can muster no more than indifference to her son-in-law Michael. [[spoiler: As a result, April's the only one Mira expects to have a relationship with when Deanna's divorce with Michael is finalized.]]
13th Nov '15 10:54:06 AM Willbyr
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* Mr. Satou to [[KatawaShoujo Hisao]] in ''Fanfic/LillyEpilogueFamilyMatters'', who doesn't think much of Hisao, Hanako, or [[spoiler:Lilly's decision to remain in Japan]]; he is such a {{Jerkass}} that he outrages his older daughter Akira, [[spoiler:and eventually, Lilly loses her temper and throws him out of the apartment]]. [[spoiler:Ultimately, however, he relents, apologizes to Lilly and gives Hisao his approval]].
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* Mr. Satou to [[KatawaShoujo [[VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo Hisao]] in ''Fanfic/LillyEpilogueFamilyMatters'', who doesn't think much of Hisao, Hanako, or [[spoiler:Lilly's decision to remain in Japan]]; he is such a {{Jerkass}} that he outrages his older daughter Akira, [[spoiler:and eventually, Lilly loses her temper and throws him out of the apartment]]. [[spoiler:Ultimately, however, he relents, apologizes to Lilly and gives Hisao his approval]].
12th Nov '15 4:03:56 AM CaptainTedium
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' episode "Stone Broke", the main villain Lawrence Limburger tries to get his funding back by adding his superior Lord Camembert's head to Mt. Rushmore and teleporting the whole thing to Camembert's garden. While only Camembert's head makes it there thanks to the actions of the Biker Mice, Camembert still gives Limburger his funding back because the stone head crushed his mother-in-law to death.
17th Oct '15 6:31:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* One episode of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' had a plot too similar to the movie ''GuessWhosComingToDinner''. Even the way the African-American family found out she was dating a white man was the same. Most of the family warmed up to him quickly (though it was a rocky start), but Will's mother took a while. It should probably be noted that the remade ''GuessWhosComingToDinner'' (where the characters' races line up with this example) was made nine years after ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' ended production, as opposed to the original where it was a black man marrying a white woman
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* One episode of ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' had a plot too similar to the movie ''GuessWhosComingToDinner''.''Film/GuessWhosComingToDinner''. Even the way the African-American family found out she was dating a white man was the same. Most of the family warmed up to him quickly (though it was a rocky start), but Will's mother took a while. It should probably be noted that the remade ''GuessWhosComingToDinner'' ''Film/GuessWhosComingToDinner'' (where the characters' races line up with this example) was made nine years after ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' ended production, as opposed to the original where it was a black man marrying a white woman
14th Oct '15 6:30:06 AM rafi
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* ''Manga/LittleHouseWithAnOrangeRoof'', where the in-laws of Natchi's ex-husband (who oppose her divorcing him and living with Shoutaro), are [[{{Jerkass}} completely barbaric]] in how they treat her when she visits. [[FridgeLogic Somehow they think this will result in Natchi wanting to come back and be part of their family...]] * One story told during the GossipyHens episode of ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'' concerns a woman whose life is ''hell'' due to her overbearing mother-in-law. [[spoiler:When the mother-in-law uses the woman's ''birthday'' to demand rice balls, she snaps and tries to kill her -- at which point Shonen Bat intervenes and kills the mother-in-law.]]

* Mrs Tanaka from ''Manga/ServantXService'' doesn't complain about her daughter-in-law in front of them, but [[RamblingOldManMonologue persistently rambles it]] in front of Saya, a staff of the local welfare office. * In ''Manga/TheVanishingOfNagatoYukiChan'', Ryoko Asakura is often jokingly referred to as an "evil mother in law" by some characters, such as Haruhi, due to often acting motherly and protective of Yuki, especially where Kyon is concerned.

* ''Manga/LittleHouseWithAnOrangeRoof'', where the in-laws of Natchi's ex-husband (who oppose her divorcing him and living with Shoutaro), are [[{{Jerkass}} completely barbaric]] in how they treat her when she visits. [[FridgeLogic Somehow they think this will result in Natchi wanting to come back and be part of their family...]] * One story told during the GossipyHens episode of ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'' concerns a woman whose life is ''hell'' due to her overbearing mother-in-law. [[spoiler:When the mother-in-law uses the woman's ''birthday'' to demand rice balls, she snaps and tries to kill her -- at which point Shonen Bat intervenes and kills the mother-in-law.]] * Mrs Tanaka from ''Manga/ServantXService'' doesn't complain about her daughter-in-law in front of them, but [[RamblingOldManMonologue persistently rambles it]] in front of Saya, a staff of the local welfare office. * In ''Manga/TheVanishingOfNagatoYukiChan'', Ryoko Asakura is often jokingly referred to as an "evil mother in law" by some characters, such as Haruhi, due to often acting motherly and protective of Yuki, especially where Kyon is concerned.

* There's a Greek sitcom called ''Seven Deadly Mother-in-Laws'' running with much success for over three seasons; the author believes the theme is clear. They originally took stereotypical mother-in-laws from various regions of Greece, but it soon extended far beyond the original seven. The show REALLY jumped the shark with the Mother-in-Law from Space... * ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': ** Carla believes her brother can only speak Spanish, but he learned English some time ago. He deliberately only speaks English in front of Turk, so that Turk will look like an asshole when protesting he knows the language. After Turk manages to trick him into revealing he's bilingual, he gets no reprimand from his sister. Even after he punches her boyfriend in the face directly in front of her. Similarly, whenever Turk says something bad about Carla's mom, she makes him go to her grave and beg for forgiveness (he often comes back and says "She still hates me"). ** On the other hand, Carla was ''terrified'' at how great she and his mom got on, afraid that he was acting out some Oedipal issues. He explains that it's not like ''that'', he was just raised to respect and admire strong, independent women (like his mother), so of course he would end up with one. * [[ReplacementFlatCharacter Niles Crane]] from ''{{Frasier}}'' was like this with Lillith in the first season, [[DisproportionateRetribution because Lillith sniggered at Maris' wedding vows.]] Considering how much worse Maris proved to be, this would make Niles a bit of a hypocrite. * On ''{{Cheers}}'', Frasier's mom Hester outright threatens to murder Diane when she finds she's engaged to her son. She eventually patches things up and they decide to try and get along better from then on, then she attempts to bribe Sam into stealing Diane back once the two of them are out of an earshot. * ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'' Ray's [[MyBelovedSmother mother]], Marie, frequently came across the street to her son's home to make sure things were being run according to her style of housekeeping. She also didn't exactly approve of Debra, and wasn't shy about showing it, though in fairness a lot of that could be chalked up to the fact that Marie sees how disdainful and bullying Debra is towards Ray, and wants Ray to realize this as well. Frank--Ray's father--also comes over frequently, and tends to eat Ray's food and use his TV whenever he feels like it. ** Debra's BourgeoisBohemian parents also find the Barones to be somewhat difficult. ** And Amy's family ''all'' find reasons for not wanting her to marry Robert Barone. Becoming relatives by marriage to Frank and Marie is no small part of it. The fault line between the WASP/Protestant [=McDougals=] and the Italian-American Catholic Barones is also a strain on the in-law relationship.

* There's a Greek sitcom called ''Seven Deadly Mother-in-Laws'' running with much success for over three seasons; the author believes the theme is clear. They originally took stereotypical mother-in-laws from various regions of Greece, but it soon extended far beyond the original seven. The show REALLY jumped the shark with the Mother-in-Law from Space... * ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': ** Carla believes her brother can only speak Spanish, but he learned English some time ago. He deliberately only speaks English in front of Turk, so that Turk will look like an asshole when protesting he knows the language. After Turk manages to trick him into revealing he's bilingual, he gets no reprimand from his sister. Even after he punches her boyfriend in the face directly in front of her. Similarly, whenever Turk says something bad about Carla's mom, she makes him go to her grave and beg for forgiveness (he often comes back and says "She still hates me"). ** On the other hand, Carla was ''terrified'' at how great she and his mom got on, afraid that he was acting out some Oedipal issues. He explains that it's not like ''that'', he was just raised to respect and admire strong, independent women (like his mother), so of course he would end up with one. * [[ReplacementFlatCharacter Niles Crane]] from ''{{Frasier}}'' was like this with Lillith in the first season, [[DisproportionateRetribution because Lillith sniggered at Maris' wedding vows.]] Considering how much worse Maris proved to be, this would make Niles a bit of a hypocrite. * On ''{{Cheers}}'', ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', Frasier's mom Hester outright threatens to murder Diane when she finds she's engaged to her son. She eventually patches things up and they decide to try and get along better from then on, then she attempts to bribe Sam into stealing Diane back once the two of them are out of an earshot. * ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'' Ray's [[MyBelovedSmother mother]], Marie, frequently came across the street to her son's home to make sure things were being run according to her style of housekeeping. She also didn't exactly approve of Debra, and wasn't shy about showing it, though in fairness a lot of that could be chalked up to the fact that Marie sees how disdainful and bullying Debra is towards Ray, and wants Ray to realize this as well. Frank--Ray's father--also comes over frequently, and tends to eat Ray's food and use his TV whenever he feels like it. ** Debra's BourgeoisBohemian parents also find the Barones to be somewhat difficult. ** And Amy's family ''all'' find reasons for not wanting her to marry Robert Barone. Becoming relatives by marriage to Frank and Marie is no small part of it. The fault line between the WASP/Protestant [=McDougals=] and the Italian-American Catholic Barones is also a strain on the in-law relationship. earshot.

* There's a Greek sitcom called ''Seven Deadly Mother-in-Laws'' running with much success for over three seasons; the author believes the theme is clear. They originally took stereotypical mother-in-laws from various regions of Greece, but it soon extended far beyond the original seven. The show REALLY jumped the shark with the Mother-in-Law from Space... * ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': ** Carla believes her brother can only speak Spanish, but he learned English some time ago. He deliberately only speaks English in front of Turk, so that Turk will look like an asshole when protesting he knows the language. After Turk manages to trick him into revealing he's bilingual, he gets no reprimand from his sister. Even after he punches her boyfriend in the face directly in front of her. Similarly, whenever Turk says something bad about Carla's mom, she makes him go to her grave and beg for forgiveness (he often comes back and says "She still hates me"). ** On the other hand, Carla was ''terrified'' at how great she and his mom got on, afraid that he was acting out some Oedipal issues. He explains that it's not like ''that'', he was just raised to respect and admire strong, independent women (like his mother), so of course he would end up with one. * [[ReplacementFlatCharacter Niles Crane]] from ''{{Frasier}}'' was like this with Lillith in the first season, [[DisproportionateRetribution because Lillith sniggered at Maris' wedding vows.]] Considering how much worse Maris proved to be, this would make Niles a bit of a hypocrite. * On ''{{Cheers}}'', Frasier's mom Hester outright threatens to murder Diane when she finds she's engaged to her son. She eventually patches things up and they decide to try and get along better from then on, then she attempts to bribe Sam into stealing Diane back once the two of them are out of an earshot. * ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'' ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' Ray's [[MyBelovedSmother mother]], Marie, frequently came across the street to her son's home to make sure things were being run according to her style of housekeeping. She also didn't exactly approve of Debra, and wasn't shy about showing it, though in fairness a lot of that could be chalked up to the fact that Marie sees how disdainful and bullying Debra is towards Ray, and wants Ray to realize this as well. Frank--Ray's father--also comes over frequently, and tends to eat Ray's food and use his TV whenever he feels like it. ** Debra's BourgeoisBohemian parents also find the Barones to be somewhat difficult. ** And Amy's family ''all'' find reasons for not wanting her to marry Robert Barone. Becoming relatives by marriage to Frank and Marie is no small part of it. The fault line between the WASP/Protestant [=McDougals=] and the Italian-American Catholic Barones is also a strain on the in-law relationship. * [[ReplacementFlatCharacter Niles Crane]] from ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' was like this with Lillith in the first season, [[DisproportionateRetribution because Lillith sniggered at Maris' wedding vows.]] Considering how much worse Maris proved to be, this would make Niles a bit of a hypocrite. * Alicia Florrick in ''Series/TheGoodWife'' does not like her mother-in-law. This is demonstrated by the fact that the ring tone allocated to her on her cell phone is the music from ''TheTwilightZone''.

* Alicia Florrick in ''Series/TheGoodWife'' does not like her mother-in-law. This is demonstrated by the fact that the ring tone allocated to her on her cell phone is the music from ''TheTwilightZone''.
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* Alicia Florrick ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': ** Carla believes her brother can only speak Spanish, but he learned English some time ago. He deliberately only speaks English in ''Series/TheGoodWife'' does front of Turk, so that Turk will look like an asshole when protesting he knows the language. After Turk manages to trick him into revealing he's bilingual, he gets no reprimand from his sister. Even after he punches her boyfriend in the face directly in front of her. Similarly, whenever Turk says something bad about Carla's mom, she makes him go to her grave and beg for forgiveness (he often comes back and says "She still hates me"). ** On the other hand, Carla was ''terrified'' at how great she and his mom got on, afraid that he was acting out some Oedipal issues. He explains that it's not like her mother-in-law. This is demonstrated by ''that'', he was just raised to respect and admire strong, independent women (like his mother), so of course he would end up with one. * There's a Greek sitcom called ''Seven Deadly Mother-in-Laws'' running with much success for over three seasons; the fact that author believes the ring tone allocated to her on her cell phone theme is the music clear. They originally took stereotypical mother-in-laws from ''TheTwilightZone''.various regions of Greece, but it soon extended far beyond the original seven. The show REALLY jumped the shark with the Mother-in-Law from Space...

* Patty and Selma from ''TheSimpsons'' (and their mother to a lesser extent) hate Homer so much they've nonchalantly reacted to his heart attack then proceeded to find Marge a man despite the fact he hadn't died, bought a tombstone with "Homer J. Simpson. We are richer for having lost him.", tried to get him kicked out of town, and kidnap/torture him during his renewal of his vows with Marge. This doesn't even include the verbal insults. Obviously, this is [[DependingOnTheWriter depending on the episode]]. In one episode, Selma thanks Homer for helping her get Ling (her Chinese adopted baby), and Marge's mother didn't really get angry and actually said that Patty and Selma were evil. ** Zigzagged for Homer's father, Abe. He's obnoxious, but indiscriminately so. By normal standards he gets on well with Marge (if still frequently irritates her) and even tried to court her mother. * In ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', Wilma's mother is like this with Fred. Though, he does treat her appropriately with equal hostility. In at least some incarnations, this is because Wilma's family is rich, and they're rather disappointed that Wilma married "beneath" her. * Cotton Hill from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. And Minh's father isn't too fond of Kahn. That said, Cotton only ''barely'' treats Peggy worse than he treats Hank. --> "You're not even worthy to be married to my worthless, nothing-of-a-loser son." * ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' ** Peter Griffin's father, [[spoiler:who reveals that he's not Peter's biological father]]. ** Lois' father isn't too fond of Peter, either, to the point that he even lied in court when Peter was accused of murdering Lois ([[spoiler:in Stewie's simulation]]). ** Peter usually gets along well with Lois' sister Carol, though is implied to loathe all of her previous husbands for their annoying habits. Her current spouse, Mayor Adam West is kooky and childlike enough to become Peter's friend however. * In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', Mary Jane's aunt Anna has nothing but bad things to say about Peter in spite of the fact that Peter was never anything but courteous towards her. She sets out to find fault in every little thing he says/does. At one point she sics ''ThePunisher'' on him!(Albeit unintentionally.) Thankfully it's mostly averted by her comicbook counterpart whom is basically a more grounded version of Aunt May (and helped May set them up in the first place).
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* Patty and Selma from ''TheSimpsons'' (and their In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', Robotnik is about to marry the guest character of the week. His mother to a lesser extent) hate Homer so much they've nonchalantly reacted to his heart attack then proceeded to find Marge a man despite crashes the fact he hadn't died, bought wedding and instantly starts a tombstone room-destroying fist fight with "Homer J. Simpson. We are richer the bride, for having lost him.", tried to get him kicked out of town, and kidnap/torture him during his renewal of his vows with Marge. This doesn't even include the verbal insults. Obviously, this is [[DependingOnTheWriter depending on the episode]]. In one episode, Selma thanks Homer for helping her get Ling (her Chinese adopted baby), and Marge's mother didn't really get angry and actually said that Patty and Selma were evil. ** Zigzagged for Homer's father, Abe. He's obnoxious, but indiscriminately so. By normal standards he gets on well with Marge (if still frequently irritates her) and even tried to court her mother. * In ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', Wilma's mother is like this with Fred. Though, he does treat her appropriately with equal hostility. In at least some incarnations, this is because Wilma's family is rich, and they're rather disappointed that Wilma married "beneath" her. * Cotton Hill from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. And Minh's father isn't too fond of Kahn. That said, Cotton only ''barely'' treats Peggy worse than he treats Hank. --> "You're not even worthy to be married to my worthless, nothing-of-a-loser son." * ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' ** Peter Griffin's father, [[spoiler:who reveals that he's not Peter's biological father]]. ** Lois' father isn't too fond of Peter, either, to the point that he even lied in court when Peter was accused of murdering Lois ([[spoiler:in Stewie's simulation]]). ** Peter usually gets along well with Lois' sister Carol, though is implied to loathe all of her previous husbands for their annoying habits. Her current spouse, Mayor Adam West is kooky and childlike enough to become Peter's friend however. * In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', Mary Jane's aunt Anna has nothing but bad things to say about Peter in spite of the fact that Peter was never anything but courteous towards her. She sets out to find fault in every little thing he says/does. At one point she sics ''ThePunisher'' on him!(Albeit unintentionally.) Thankfully it's mostly averted by her comicbook counterpart whom is basically a more grounded version of Aunt May (and helped May set them up in the first place).no apparent reason.

* Patty and Selma from ''TheSimpsons'' (and their Linda's mother to a lesser extent) hate Homer so much they've nonchalantly reacted to his heart attack then proceeded to find Marge a man despite in the fact second episode of ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' so grates on Bob that he hadn't died, bought a tombstone with "Homer J. Simpson. We are richer for having lost him.", tried hides from her by pretending to get him kicked out of town, and kidnap/torture him during his renewal of his vows with Marge. This doesn't even include be stuck inside the verbal insults. Obviously, this is [[DependingOnTheWriter depending on wall. HilarityEnsues, but by the episode]]. end of the episode they seem to be patching things up. * In one episode, Selma thanks Homer for helping her get Ling (her Chinese adopted baby), and Marge's ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'', Cleveland's mother didn't really get angry and actually said that Patty and Selma were evil. ** Zigzagged for Homer's father, Abe. He's obnoxious, but indiscriminately so. By normal standards he gets on well with Marge (if still Cookie frequently irritates her) and even tried to court her mother. * In ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', Wilma's mother is like this exchanges insults with Fred. Though, he does treat Donna. Her first appearance implies she was not happy about her appropriately initially breaking her son's heart to be with equal hostility. In Robert. * Grug and Gran from ''WesternAnimation/TheCroods'' do not get along at least some incarnations, this all. Their animosity throughout the movie is a RunningGag. * Elise's parents in ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' to Chris. Chris being the NiceGuy he is tries to win them over, with limited success. Elise on the other hand finds their visits stressful because Wilma's family is rich, of their treatment of Chris, and they're rather disappointed Dan tries to convince Chris that Wilma married "beneath" her. * Cotton Hill from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. And Minh's his efforts to get them to like him are futile. In "Family Camping Trip" Chris does manage to win over Elise's mother, but her father isn't too fond of Kahn. That said, Cotton only ''barely'' treats Peggy worse than he treats Hank. --> "You're not still seems to hate him, even worthy more so, due to one-upping Elise's ex-boyfriend who proved to be married to my worthless, nothing-of-a-loser son." * ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' ** Peter Griffin's father, [[spoiler:who reveals that he's not Peter's biological father]]. ** Lois' father isn't too fond of Peter, either, to the point that he even lied in court when Peter was accused of murdering Lois ([[spoiler:in Stewie's simulation]]). ** Peter usually gets along well with Lois' sister Carol, though is implied to loathe all of her previous husbands for their annoying habits. Her current spouse, Mayor Adam West is kooky and childlike enough to become Peter's friend however. * In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', Mary Jane's aunt Anna has nothing but bad things to say about Peter in spite of the fact that Peter was never anything but courteous towards her. She sets out to find fault in every little thing he says/does. At one point she sics ''ThePunisher'' on him!(Albeit unintentionally.) Thankfully it's mostly averted by her comicbook counterpart whom is basically a more grounded version of Aunt May (and helped May set them up coward in the first place).face of danger. Taken UpToEleven in "Chris". Elise' parents try to goad Dan into ''killing'' Chris. Dan refuses to go along with their plans since he doesn't trust people who want to have their own son-in-law killed off. Thankfully, Chris' brother-in-law isn't quite as bad as his parents.

* Linda's mother in the second episode of ''BobsBurgers'' so grates on Bob that he hides from her by pretending to be stuck inside the wall. HilarityEnsues, but by the end of the episode they seem to be patching things up. * In one episode of ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', Robotnik is about to marry the guest character of the week. His mother crashes the wedding and instantly starts a room-destroying fist fight with the bride, for no apparent reason. * In one episode of "The Bears' Family Album" segment of ''TheWoodyWoodpeckerShow'', Charlie Bear tried to escape his mother-in-law, who spent the biggest part of the episode nagging him into spring cleaning while all he wanted to do was fishing with a friend. As an unexpected result of his last plan, Charlie met a guard who, once meeting the mother-in-law, decided Charlie had already had enough and let him go while he started to point out irregularities with her car. Charlie and his friend ended the episode laughing at her misfortune with the guard. * Elise's parents in ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' to Chris. Chris being the NiceGuy he is tries to win them over, with limited success. Elise on the other hand finds their visits stressful because of their treatment of Chris, and Dan tries to convince Chris that his efforts to get them to like him are futile. In "Family Camping Trip" Chris does manage to win over Elise's mother, but her father still seems to hate him, even more so, due to one-upping Elise's ex-boyfriend who proved to be a coward in the face of danger. Taken UpToEleven in "Chris". Elise' parents try to goad Dan into ''killing'' Chris. Dan refuses to go along with their plans since he doesn't trust people who want to have their own son-in-law killed off. Thankfully, Chris' brother-in-law isn't quite as bad as his parents.
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* Linda's mother in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' ** Peter Griffin's father, Francis doesn't like that Peter has married a woman, Lois, who is Protestant. Lois is very happy [[spoiler: when he die]]. ** Lois' father isn't too fond of Peter, either, to the second episode of ''BobsBurgers'' so grates on Bob point that he hides from even lied in court when Peter was accused of murdering Lois ([[spoiler:in Stewie's simulation]]). ** Peter usually gets along well with Lois' sister Carol, though is implied to loathe all of her by pretending previous husbands for their annoying habits. Her current spouse, Mayor Adam West is kooky and childlike enough to be stuck inside the wall. HilarityEnsues, but by the end of the episode they seem to be patching things up. become Peter's friend however. * In one episode of ''AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'', Robotnik is about to marry the guest character of the week. His ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', Wilma's mother crashes the wedding and instantly starts a room-destroying fist fight is like this with the bride, for no apparent reason. * In one episode of "The Bears' Family Album" segment of ''TheWoodyWoodpeckerShow'', Charlie Bear tried to escape his mother-in-law, who spent the biggest part of the episode nagging him into spring cleaning while all Fred. Though, he wanted to do was fishing does treat her appropriately with a friend. As an unexpected result equal hostility. In at least some incarnations, this is because Wilma's family is rich, and they're rather disappointed that Wilma married "beneath" her. * Cotton Hill from ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''. And Minh's father isn't too fond of his last plan, Charlie met Kahn. That said, Cotton only ''barely'' treats Peggy worse than he treats Hank. --> "You're not even worthy to be married to my worthless, nothing-of-a-loser son." * Some [[TexAveryMGMCartoons MGM cartoons directed by Tex Avery]] have brought this up as a guard who, once meeting TakeThat moment, such in the several [[ZeeRust "of Tomorrow"]] cartoons, which featured a RunningGag about features reserved for the mother-in-law, decided Charlie had already had enough and let him go while he started to point out irregularities with her car. Charlie and his friend ended the episode laughing at her misfortune with the guard. * Elise's parents in ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' to Chris. Chris being the NiceGuy he is tries to win them over, with limited success. Elise on the other hand finds their visits stressful because of their treatment of Chris, and Dan tries to convince Chris that his efforts to get them to like him which are futile. In "Family Camping Trip" Chris does manage clearly intended to win over Elise's mother, but her father still seems to hate him, even more so, due to one-upping Elise's ex-boyfriend who proved to be a coward in the face of danger. Taken UpToEleven in "Chris". Elise' parents try to goad Dan into ''killing'' Chris. Dan refuses to go along with their plans since he doesn't trust people who want to have their own son-in-law killed off. Thankfully, Chris' brother-in-law isn't quite as bad as his parents.show how unwelcome she is.

* Grug and Gran from ''WesternAnimation/TheCroods'' do not get along at all. Their animosity throughout the movie is a RunningGag. * Some [[TexAveryMGMCartoons MGM cartoons directed by Tex Avery]] have brought this up as a TakeThat moment, such in the several [[ZeeRust "of Tomorrow"]] cartoons, which featured a RunningGag about features reserved for the mother-in-law, which are clearly intended to show how unwelcome she is. * In ''TheClevelandShow'', Cleveland's mother Cookie frequently exchanges insults with Donna. Her first appearance implies she was not happy about her initially breaking her son's heart to be with Robert.
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* Grug Patty and Gran Selma from ''WesternAnimation/TheCroods'' do not ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (and their mother to a lesser extent) hate Homer so much they've nonchalantly reacted to his heart attack then proceeded to find Marge a man despite the fact he hadn't died, bought a tombstone with "Homer J. Simpson. We are richer for having lost him.", tried to get along at all. Their animosity throughout him kicked out of town, and kidnap/torture him during his renewal of his vows with Marge. This doesn't even include the movie is a RunningGag. * Some [[TexAveryMGMCartoons MGM cartoons directed by Tex Avery]] have brought verbal insults. Obviously, this is [[DependingOnTheWriter depending on the episode]]. In one episode, Selma thanks Homer for helping her get Ling (her Chinese adopted baby), and Marge's mother didn't really get angry and actually said that Patty and Selma were evil. ** Zigzagged for Homer's father, Abe. He's obnoxious, but indiscriminately so. By normal standards he gets on well with Marge (if still frequently irritates her) and even tried to court her mother. * In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', Mary Jane's aunt Anna has nothing but bad things to say about Peter in spite of the fact that Peter was never anything but courteous towards her. She sets out to find fault in every little thing he says/does. At one point she sics ''ThePunisher'' on him!(Albeit unintentionally.) Thankfully it's mostly averted by her comicbook counterpart whom is basically a more grounded version of Aunt May (and helped May set them up as a TakeThat moment, such in the several [[ZeeRust "of Tomorrow"]] cartoons, which featured first place). * In one episode of "The Bears' Family Album" segment of ''WesternAnimation/TheWoodyWoodpeckerShow'', Charlie Bear tried to escape his mother-in-law, who spent the biggest part of the episode nagging him into spring cleaning while all he wanted to do was fishing with a RunningGag about features reserved for friend. As an unexpected result of his last plan, Charlie met a guard who, once meeting the mother-in-law, which are clearly intended decided Charlie had already had enough and let him go while he started to show how unwelcome she is. * In ''TheClevelandShow'', Cleveland's mother Cookie frequently exchanges insults point out irregularities with Donna. Her first appearance implies she was not happy about her initially breaking car. Charlie and his friend ended the episode laughing at her son's heart to be misfortune with Robert.the guard.
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