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17th Aug '17 7:45:29 PM Willbyr
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15th Aug '17 9:06:28 PM Discar
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* ''Series/{{Community}}'': When Jeff hosts a party at his apartment, Annie comes over early to "help decorate," and immediately turns his LonelyBachelorPad into something that looks like the colorful and well-loved home of a married couple. Jeff rolls his eyes and asks if they have to have another talk about her trying to play house with him--[[ShipTease but he still helps her with the set everything up]]. When their friends come over, they immediately compliment Annie's decorating skills.
24th Mar '17 2:15:18 PM margdean56
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Sometimes InnocentCohabitation will jokingly be called "playing house" as the cohabitors fall into the roles of a married couple without the full benefits of same. It can also be used as a mocking euphemism for non-innocent cohabitation- the implication being that the relationship needs a legal marriage before it counts as real. (It's a more upscale version of the term: "shacking up")

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Sometimes InnocentCohabitation will jokingly be called "playing house" as the cohabitors fall into the roles of a married couple without the full benefits of same. It can also be used as a mocking euphemism for non-innocent cohabitation- the cohabitation--the implication being that the relationship needs a legal marriage before it counts as real. (It's a more upscale version of the term: "shacking up")
14th Mar '17 4:44:13 AM SKJAM
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* ''Webcomic/BadMachinery'': Mildred and Lottie pretend that their Wendy House (playhourse) has maintenance issues their friend Jack needs to fix. Mildred's mum lampshades that they're a bit old for this game. (They're covering up that they've converted the building into a skate ramp and are charging the neighborhood kids to use it.)

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* ''Webcomic/BadMachinery'': Mildred and Lottie pretend that their Wendy House (playhourse) (playhouse) has maintenance issues their friend Jack needs to fix. Mildred's mum lampshades that they're a bit old for this game. (They're covering up that they've converted the building into a skate ramp and are charging the neighborhood kids to use it.)
14th Mar '17 4:43:19 AM SKJAM
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* ''Webcomic/BadMachinery'': Mildred and Lottie pretend that their Wendy House (playhourse) has maintenance issues their friend Jack needs to fix. Mildred's mum lampshades that they're a bit old for this game. (They're covering up that they've converted the building into a skate ramp and are charging the neighborhood kids to use it.)
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20th Dec '16 5:36:05 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}: The episode [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Let's Play House"]] has the characters play with Kaeloo as the mother, Mr. Cat as the father, Quack Quack as [[DraggedIntoDrag the daughter]] and Stumpy as the son. Unfortunately, it all goes [[DysfunctionalFamily horribly wrong]], as usual.
13th Dec '16 11:31:33 AM Briguy52748
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** "I Don't Wanna Play House," a 1967 No. 1 country hit for TammyWynette. Here, Wynette takes the role of a young girl who tries to rebuff a little boy who wants to merely play a friendly game of "house." Her reasoning: "It makes my Mommy cry ... 'cause when she played house, my Daddy said, 'Goodbye'!" (That is, she saw her parents fighting and not getting along, and eventually he leaves his family behind.)

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** "I Don't Wanna Play House," a 1967 No. 1 country hit for TammyWynette.Tammy Wynette. Here, Wynette takes the role of a young girl who tries to rebuff a little boy who wants to merely play a friendly game of "house." Her reasoning: "It makes my Mommy cry ... 'cause when she played house, my Daddy said, 'Goodbye'!" (That is, she saw her parents fighting and not getting along, and eventually he leaves his family behind.)
13th Dec '16 11:30:43 AM Briguy52748
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* In country music, this subject is often played negatively, and is used to frame heartbreak, despair over male-dominated hierarchies in relationships and so forth. Examples:
** "I Don't Wanna Play House," a 1967 No. 1 country hit for TammyWynette. Here, Wynette takes the role of a young girl who tries to rebuff a little boy who wants to merely play a friendly game of "house." Her reasoning: "It makes my Mommy cry ... 'cause when she played house, my Daddy said, 'Goodbye'!" (That is, she saw her parents fighting and not getting along, and eventually he leaves his family behind.)
** "Kid Stuff," a No. 2 country hit in 1973 by Barbara Fairchild. A native of St. Louis, Mo., Fairchild often put childhood themes into songs of heartbreak, and this follow up to her SignatureSong "The Teddy Bear Song" carries on the trend, where a young woman -- not-so-fondly recalling memories of playing house with a young neighbor boy, who insisted on dominating the proceedings, regardless of the girl's feelings -- is now in a relationship where the man is the dominant figure and is either ignorant or uncaring when she objects. Unlike childhood, the woman bemoans that their relationship is real life, and not just the "kid stuff" of playing house.
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12th Jul '16 1:50:53 PM Willbyr
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* Shizuru and Tomoe did this a few times near the end of ''MaiOtome''. [[FetishFuel When two grown women play house, it's not quite as innocent as usual.]] [[DieForOurShip Shizuru X Natsuki shippers were not amused.]]

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* Shizuru and Tomoe did this a few times near the end of ''MaiOtome''.''Anime/MaiOtome''. [[FetishFuel When two grown women play house, it's not quite as innocent as usual.]] [[DieForOurShip Shizuru X Natsuki shippers were not amused.]]
22nd Feb '16 5:46:39 AM Smeagol17
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Not to be confused with [[Series/{{House}} what Hugh Laurie does for a living]], which in turn should not be confused with [[PlayingDoctor playing "doctor"]]; nor with HouseRules.

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Not to be confused with [[Series/{{House}} what Hugh Laurie does did for a living]], which in turn should not be confused with [[PlayingDoctor playing "doctor"]]; nor with HouseRules.
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