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31st Mar '18 7:19:28 PM ChaoticNovelist
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Sometimes, though, the husband is perfectly angelic or a hard worker, or a mixture of the two, and the wife is simply motherly with no shallow motives, with him being most of all a BumblingDad with a penchant for causing [[HilarityEnsues wacky hijinks]] that she must resolve, this being part of a CloserToEarth setup.

A rather awful DoubleStandard; the notion of a girlish wife in need of control and protection by a fatherly husband [[DeadHorseTrope rarely appears today and]] [[ValuesDissonance is largely perceived]] [[MostWritersAreMale as overtly sexist]] (and similarly, the HenpeckedHusband scenario is considered nowadays to be a big TakeThat against the sole idea of a woman pulling the weight on the family-- see the description above) but this one persists. There are UnfortunateImplications on both sides-- men are told that they're useless and incompetent, at least in the realm of family life, and should really just let their wives take charge; women are told that they [[MenAreChildish can't expect their husbands to act like grownups]] and should just resign themselves to having to carry their husband's weight responsibility-wise and being regarded as the boring killjoy of the family for it.

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Sometimes, though, the husband is perfectly angelic or a hard worker, or a mixture of the two, and the wife is simply motherly with no shallow motives, with him being most of all a BumblingDad with a penchant for causing [[HilarityEnsues wacky hijinks]] that she must resolve, this being part of a CloserToEarth WomenAreWiser setup.

A rather awful DoubleStandard; the notion of a girlish wife in need of control and protection by a fatherly husband [[DeadHorseTrope rarely appears today and]] [[ValuesDissonance is largely perceived]] [[MostWritersAreMale as overtly sexist]] (and similarly, the HenpeckedHusband scenario is considered nowadays to be a big TakeThat against the sole idea of a woman pulling the weight on the family-- see the description above) but this one persists. There are UnfortunateImplications on is offense given to both sides-- men are told that they're useless and incompetent, at least in the realm of family life, and should really just let their wives take charge; women are told that they [[MenAreChildish can't expect their husbands to act like grownups]] and should just resign themselves to having to carry their husband's weight responsibility-wise and being regarded as the boring killjoy of the family for it.




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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'' plays this for laughs with Mr. and Mrs. Enaz. Ponix is a CloudCuckooLander whose wife gives him a list of things that he's not allowed to do when he is working, such as "eat beans in public". When it comes to his job as an ambassador, he is quite competent.



* Most modern sitcoms. (50 or 60 years ago, however, you were more likely to see the reverse.)

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* Most modern sitcoms. (50 or 60 years ago, however, you were more likely to see the reverse.)
28th Feb '18 1:52:46 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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28th Feb '18 1:52:30 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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31st Jan '18 10:29:16 PM BradyLady
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* ''WesternAnimation/Rugrats''. In [[TheFilmOfTheSeries the movie]], Stu is having trouble getting baby Dil settled down. While telling Didi how frustrated he is, he himself starts wailing out loud. Didi says, "Oh, for Pete's sake, Stu," and puts a binky in his mouth.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Rugrats''.''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''. In [[TheFilmOfTheSeries the movie]], Stu is having trouble getting baby Dil settled down. While telling Didi how frustrated he is, he himself starts wailing out loud. Didi says, "Oh, for Pete's sake, Stu," and puts a binky in his mouth.
31st Jan '18 10:28:22 PM BradyLady
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* ''WesternAnimation/Rugrats''. In the [[FilmOfTheSeries movie]], Stu is having trouble getting baby Dil settled down. While telling Didi how frustrated he is, he himself starts wailing out loud. Didi says, "Oh, for Pete's sake, Stu," and puts a binky in his mouth.

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* ''WesternAnimation/Rugrats''. In [[TheFilmOfTheSeries the [[FilmOfTheSeries movie]], Stu is having trouble getting baby Dil settled down. While telling Didi how frustrated he is, he himself starts wailing out loud. Didi says, "Oh, for Pete's sake, Stu," and puts a binky in his mouth.
31st Jan '18 10:27:14 PM BradyLady
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* ''WesternAnimation/Rugrats''. In the [[FilmOfTheSeries movie]], Stu is having trouble getting baby Dil settled down. While telling Didi how frustrated he is, he himself starts wailing out loud. Didi says, "Oh, for Pete's sake, Stu," and puts a binky in his mouth.
22nd Jan '18 4:00:20 AM LinTaylor
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** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' explores their homelife a little, with Chi-Chi forcing Goku to get a job as a farmer partly to set a good example for their son Goten and partly so they stop sponging off her father's money. In the first episode [[FakeUltimateHero Mister Satan]] gives Goku a ludicrous amount of money as a reward for defeating Majin Buu[[note]]it was actually given to Satan, but he's already rich and felt that it should go to the people who actually saved the world[[/note]], which convinces Chi-Chi to let him dump his job and go back to training. However, later on she lies about having blown through the reward money in order to get Goku to go back to farming.
13th Nov '17 7:19:24 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', Battler Ushiromiya all but states that this is the relationship between his father Rudolf and his stepmother/CoolBigSis Kyrie. Since Rudolf is an irresponsible HandsomeLech and Kyrie doubles as his wife and business partner, it's not surprising.

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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', Battler Ushiromiya all but states that this is the relationship between his father Rudolf and his stepmother/CoolBigSis Kyrie. Since Rudolf is an irresponsible HandsomeLech a MillionairePlayboy bordering on CorruptCorporateExecutive and Kyrie doubles as his wife and business partner, it's not surprising.
13th Nov '17 7:07:54 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', [[{{Tsundere}} Chi-Chi]] treats her husband [[IdiotHero Son Goku]] very much like this. However, it could be subverted, as the fact that Goku is a phenomenally powerful alien Martial Artist makes this relationship look more equitable than most other examples -- Chi-Chi "takes care" [[{{Housewife}} of Goku at home]], Goku "takes care of her in return"... [[ChronicHeroSyndrome by saving the world on a regular basis]]. To say nothing of when Goku actually does get de-aged to a child. Also Goku's home life isn't that explored in the story, what with him either dying or away fighting aliens, so Chi-Chi probably doesn't count on him doing chores around the house.

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* In ''Manga/DragonBall'', [[{{Tsundere}} Chi-Chi]] treats her husband [[IdiotHero Son Goku]] very much like this. However, it could be subverted, as the fact that Goku is a phenomenally powerful alien Martial Artist makes this relationship look more equitable than most other examples -- Chi-Chi "takes care" [[{{Housewife}} of Goku at home]], Goku [[HenpeckedHusband Goku]] "takes care of her in return"... [[ChronicHeroSyndrome by saving the world on a regular basis]]. To say nothing of when Goku actually does get de-aged to a child. Also Goku's home life isn't that explored in the story, what with him either dying or away fighting aliens, so Chi-Chi probably doesn't count on him doing chores around the house.


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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', Battler Ushiromiya all but states that this is the relationship between his father Rudolf and his stepmother/CoolBigSis Kyrie. Since Rudolf is an irresponsible HandsomeLech and Kyrie doubles as his wife and business partner, it's not surprising.

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10th Oct '17 5:02:33 PM eroock
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