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25th Apr '17 4:39:57 PM Golondrina
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* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'': Zigzagged in spades. The main male characters, Guts and Griffith, can be described as ambitious, ruthless, {{Jerk Ass}}es, [[MenAreUncultured uncultured]] in the case of Guts, and a monster in the case of Griffith ([[HeWhoFightsMonsters and almost with Guts]]), but one thing for sure is that they're '''not''' afraid to talk about their feelings in very [[WarriorPoet poetic manners]], especially to one another ([[HoYay making certain implications arise]]). In the case of Guts, he can switch from being [[http://www.mangakong.com/manga/Berserk/037.047/210 a gruff jerk]] to being [[http://www.mangakong.com/manga/Berserk/037.047/211 very tender]] [[http://www.mangakong.com/manga/Berserk/037.047/212 and caring]].

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* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'': ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Zigzagged in spades. The main male characters, Guts and Griffith, can be described as ambitious, ruthless, {{Jerk Ass}}es, [[MenAreUncultured uncultured]] in the case of Guts, and a monster in the case of Griffith ([[HeWhoFightsMonsters and almost with Guts]]), but one thing for sure is that they're '''not''' afraid to talk about their feelings in very [[WarriorPoet poetic manners]], especially to one another ([[HoYay making certain implications arise]]). In the case of Guts, he can switch from being [[http://www.mangakong.com/manga/Berserk/037.047/210 a gruff jerk]] to being [[http://www.mangakong.com/manga/Berserk/037.047/211 very tender]] [[http://www.mangakong.com/manga/Berserk/037.047/212 and caring]].



* ''ComicBook/SoncTheComic'': WordOfGod is that Sonic has trouble expressing his feelings. Case in point: when Porker Lewis quit the Freedom Fighters, Sonic's anger at him for doing so was in fact because he desperately wanted him to stay, but simply [[EmotionallyTongueTied couldn't spit it out]].

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* ''ComicBook/SoncTheComic'': ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'': WordOfGod is that Sonic has trouble expressing his feelings. Case in point: when Porker Lewis quit the Freedom Fighters, Sonic's anger at him for doing so was in fact because he desperately wanted him to stay, but simply [[EmotionallyTongueTied couldn't spit it out]].
10th Apr '17 10:01:43 AM nombretomado
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* In ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', a large portion of Freddy's ObliviousToLove status stems from his mistaken belief in this trope and like Hank above, was due to his father, Mayor Jones, [[spoiler: though the Mayor is not really Fred's father, he still raised him as such.]] [[CharacterDevelopment He gets over it,]] though his obliviousness continues to shine in other respects.

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* In ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', a large portion of Freddy's ObliviousToLove status stems from his mistaken belief in this trope and like Hank above, was due to his father, Mayor Jones, [[spoiler: though the Mayor is not really Fred's father, he still raised him as such.]] [[CharacterDevelopment He gets over it,]] though his obliviousness continues to shine in other respects.
27th Mar '17 3:42:42 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''ComicBook/SoncTheComic'': WordOfGod is that Sonic has trouble expressing his feelings. Case in point: when Porker Lewis quit the Freedom Fighters, Sonic's anger at him for doing so was in fact because he desperately wanted him to stay, but simply [[EmotionallyTongueTied couldn't spit it out]].
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* Discussed in ''WesternAnimatio/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'':

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* Discussed in ''WesternAnimatio/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'':''WesternAnimation/IceAge3DawnOfTheDinosaurs'':
5th Feb '17 8:05:56 PM animenutcase
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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'''s third protagonist, Jotaro Kujo falls firmly into this with his being TheStoic. He loves his family and friends, but that doesn't stop him from being incredibly averse to affection (giving or showing). This gets deconstructed in Part 6, however. You know what happens when you keep being an emotional brick wall that doesn't smile, cry or hug your children, even if you love them? Said children grow up to resent you.

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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'''s third protagonist, Jotaro Kujo falls firmly into this with his being TheStoic. He loves his family and friends, but that doesn't stop him from being incredibly averse to affection (giving or showing).receiving). This gets deconstructed in Part 6, however. You know what happens when you keep being an emotional brick wall that doesn't smile, cry or hug your children, even if you love them? Said children grow up to resent you.
26th Jan '17 3:53:02 PM Scabbard
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* In ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', a large portion of Freddy's ObliviousToLove status stems from his mistaken belief in this trope and like Hank above, was due to his father, Mayor Jones, [[spoiler: though the Mayor is not really Fred's father, he still raised him as such.]][[CharacterDevelopment He gets over it,]] though his obliviousness continues to shine in other respects.

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* In ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', a large portion of Freddy's ObliviousToLove status stems from his mistaken belief in this trope and like Hank above, was due to his father, Mayor Jones, [[spoiler: though the Mayor is not really Fred's father, he still raised him as such.]][[CharacterDevelopment ]] [[CharacterDevelopment He gets over it,]] though his obliviousness continues to shine in other respects.
24th Jan '17 9:39:39 PM animenutcase
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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'''s third protagonist, Jotaro Kujo falls firmly into this with his being TheStoic. He loves his family and friends, but that doesn't stop him from being incredibly averse to affection (giving or showing). This gets deconstructed in Part 6, however. You know what happens when you keep being an emotional brick wall that doesn't smile, cry or hug your children, even if you love them? Said children grow up to resent you.
11th Jan '17 11:20:49 AM wootzits
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* Zigzagged in spades in ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''. The main male characters, Guts and Griffith, can be described as ambitious, ruthless, {{Jerk Ass}}es, [[MenAreUncultured uncultured]] in the case of Guts, and a monster in the case of Griffith ([[HeWhoFightsMonsters and almost with Guts]]), but one thing for sure is that they're '''not''' afraid to talk about their feelings in very [[WarriorPoet poetic manners]], especially to one another ([[HoYay making certain implications arise]]). In the case of Guts, he can switch from being [[http://www.mangakong.com/manga/Berserk/037.047/210 a gruff jerk]] to being [[http://www.mangakong.com/manga/Berserk/037.047/211 very tender]] [[http://www.mangakong.com/manga/Berserk/037.047/212 and caring]].
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Played straight with Ranma and his father, Genma. They never hug or tell each other that they care; they very rarely have personal talks. The thought of getting parental affection from his dad is so weird to Ranma that Genma once used an attack against him that consisted only of an overly affectionate hug, which totally freaked him out. Growing up with the Real Men Hate Affection mindset could explain why he [[HatesBeingTouched doesn't really like being touched]] and seems to only have love/hate relationships with the people he's closest to. (i.e. [[ThreeAmigos Ryoga, Akane,]] etc.)
* Interestingly inverted in ''Manga/DeathNote'', where [[VillainProtagonist Light Yagami]]'s hatred of ''female'' affection cements his status as AmbiguouslyGay. A SerialKiller BadassGay, but gay nonetheless.

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* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'': Zigzagged in spades in ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''.spades. The main male characters, Guts and Griffith, can be described as ambitious, ruthless, {{Jerk Ass}}es, [[MenAreUncultured uncultured]] in the case of Guts, and a monster in the case of Griffith ([[HeWhoFightsMonsters and almost with Guts]]), but one thing for sure is that they're '''not''' afraid to talk about their feelings in very [[WarriorPoet poetic manners]], especially to one another ([[HoYay making certain implications arise]]). In the case of Guts, he can switch from being [[http://www.mangakong.com/manga/Berserk/037.047/210 a gruff jerk]] to being [[http://www.mangakong.com/manga/Berserk/037.047/211 very tender]] [[http://www.mangakong.com/manga/Berserk/037.047/212 and caring]].
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Played straight with Ranma and his father, Genma. They never hug or tell each other that they care; they very rarely have personal talks. The thought of getting parental affection from his dad is so weird to Ranma that Genma once used an attack against him that consisted only of an overly affectionate hug, which totally freaked him out. Growing up with the Real Men Hate Affection mindset could explain why he [[HatesBeingTouched doesn't really like being touched]] and seems to only have love/hate relationships with the people he's closest to. (i.e. [[ThreeAmigos Ryoga, Akane,]] etc.)
* Interestingly inverted in ''Manga/DeathNote'', where [[VillainProtagonist Light Yagami]]'s hatred of ''female'' affection cements his status as AmbiguouslyGay. A SerialKiller BadassGay, but gay nonetheless.
caring]].




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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': Interestingly inverted, where [[VillainProtagonist Light Yagami]]'s hatred of ''female'' affection cements his status as AmbiguouslyGay. A SerialKiller BadassGay, but gay nonetheless.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Played straight with Ranma and his father, Genma. They never hug or tell each other that they care; they very rarely have personal talks. The thought of getting parental affection from his dad is so weird to Ranma that Genma once used an attack against him that consisted only of an overly affectionate hug, which totally freaked him out. Growing up with the Real Men Hate Affection mindset could explain why he [[HatesBeingTouched doesn't really like being touched]] and seems to only have love/hate relationships with the people he's closest to. (i.e. [[ThreeAmigos Ryoga, Akane,]] etc.)



* In ''Film/TheHotChick'', the eponymous hot chick's boyfriend describes his feelings for her to a friend, expecting a similar confession from the friend, who calls him [[YouFailLogicForever gay]].

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* In ''Film/TheHotChick'', The two ''Film/BillAndTed'' movies both have moments where the eponymous hot chick's boyfriend describes his feelings for her boys respond to a friend, expecting a similar confession from display of male affection with "Fag!" In the friend, who calls him [[YouFailLogicForever gay]].first, it follows a ManHug between the boys when it turned out that Ted wasn't killed by an evil knight. In the second, the boys say it to their evil robot duplicates to try and stave off death; the robots deliver the line, then [[DisneyDeath throw them off]] KirksRock anyway.



-->Actually, pursuing a woman you have heterosexual feelings for... not gay.
* The two ''Film/BillAndTed'' movies both have moments where the boys respond to a display of male affection with "Fag!" In the first, it follows a ManHug between the boys when it turned out that Ted wasn't killed by an evil knight. In the second, the boys say it to their evil robot duplicates to try and stave off death; the robots deliver the line, then [[DisneyDeath throw them off]] KirksRock anyway.



* In ''Film/TheHotChick'', the eponymous hot chick's boyfriend describes his feelings for her to a friend, expecting a similar confession from the friend, who calls him [[YouFailLogicForever gay]].
-->Actually, pursuing a woman you have heterosexual feelings for... not gay.



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* Inverted in ''Literature/ABrothersPrice''; Eldest Whistler explains to Jerin that she doesn't blame him for being too trusting, as that's how boys are brought up - she notes that his little brother would allow himself to be hugged by a stranger, while the girls would check for weapons, first. Due to male GenderRarityValue, boys are sheltered and cuddled and spoiled, which makes them much more prone to displays of affection than the girls (who are brought up to be able to defend themselves and their brothers).
* In ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'', Ward has an emotional scene with his brother Tosten, and lampshades this trope by pointing out that, thanks to his father (who was an affection-hating real man) he still isn't able to properly show affection to his brother. Averted in other parts of the series, he's very affectionate towards his sister, Ciarra, and occasionally shows his caring side when Oreg is having one of his PTSD-moments.

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* Inverted in ''Literature/ABrothersPrice''; Eldest Whistler explains to Jerin that she doesn't blame him for being too trusting, as that's how boys are brought up - she notes that his little brother would allow himself to be hugged by a stranger, while the girls would check for weapons, first. Due to male GenderRarityValue, boys are sheltered and cuddled and spoiled, which makes them much more prone to displays of affection than the girls (who are brought up to be able to defend themselves and their brothers). \n* In ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'', Ward has an emotional scene with his brother Tosten, and lampshades this trope by pointing out that, thanks to his father (who was an affection-hating real man) he still isn't able to properly show affection to his brother. Averted in other parts of the series, he's very affectionate towards his sister, Ciarra, and occasionally shows his caring side when Oreg is having one of his PTSD-moments.



* In ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'', Ward has an emotional scene with his brother Tosten, and lampshades this trope by pointing out that, thanks to his father (who was an affection-hating real man) he still isn't able to properly show affection to his brother. Averted in other parts of the series, he's very affectionate towards his sister, Ciarra, and occasionally shows his caring side when Oreg is having one of his PTSD-moments.






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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Webcomic/BusterWildeWeerwolf'' when [[http://www.furnation.com/BusterWilde/comics/buster022.gif Hector is slightly disgusted]] by Buster and Gordon's over-the-top reconcilation after Gordon slapped Buster.
* Dave and Dirk Strider in ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'' both attempt to maintain their "cool stoic badass" personas by avoiding any open demonstrations of affection. When Dave finally gives in to his emotions and hugs Dirk, he apologizes repeatedly and calls it "fucked up" (Dirk agrees that it's fucked up, but hugs him back anyway).



* Dave and Dirk Strider in ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'' both attempt to maintain their "cool stoic badass" personas by avoiding any open demonstrations of affection. When Dave finally gives in to his emotions and hugs Dirk, he apologizes repeatedly and calls it "fucked up" (Dirk agrees that it's fucked up, but hugs him back anyway).
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Webcomic/BusterWildeWeerwolf'' when [[http://www.furnation.com/BusterWilde/comics/buster022.gif Hector is slightly disgusted]] by Buster and Gordon's over-the-top reconcilation after Gordon slapped Buster.



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* On TheSimpsons episode "Bart the Genius," Bart is shocked when Homer kisses him.

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* On TheSimpsons episode ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In "Bart the Genius," Genius", Bart is shocked when Homer kisses him.






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26th Dec '16 10:35:57 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'': Jecht, Tidus' [[AbusiveParents emotionally abusive father]], truly ''did'' love his son, but was merely bad at showing it. At one point, the party can find a [[CaptainsLog sphere]] Jecht left behind in which he tries to give a sentimental message to Tidus, but ultimately gives up:
-->'''Jecht''': Remember, you're my son. And... well, uh... never mind. I'm no good at these things.
6th Nov '16 12:24:48 PM Sheady16
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* ''Series/ICarly'': The Father and son talk variant is inverted in an episode. Spencer and Carly are both visibly uncomfortable as Spencer tries to give Carly TheTalk.

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* ''Series/ICarly'': The Father and son talk variant is inverted in an episode. Spencer and his younger sister Carly are both visibly uncomfortable as Spencer tries to give Carly TheTalk.



* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'': Earl and Randy, despite being unusually close to each other, are embarrassed by the thought of saying "I love you" to each other.

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* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'': Brothers Earl and Randy, despite being unusually close to each other, are embarrassed by the thought of saying "I love you" to each other.
12th Oct '16 9:36:05 AM annette12
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* There is a scene in ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' which fits this trope to a tee: Merlin and Arthur have a FriendshipMoment, and Merlin moves to hug Arthur, feeling it was the logical follow-up. Arthur doesn't quite see it that way. After an awkward moment, Arthur rolls his eyes and leaves. Merlin just smiles.

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\n* ''Series/AllInTheFamily'': Archie hates showing affection, and is disgusted by Mike and Gloria for doing so.
-->'''Gloria:''' You know, Daddy, that's the trouble with your whole generation! You're afraid to show affection openly.
-->'''Archie:''' We ain't afraid the show affection openly! We believe in showing it openly where it belongs, behind closed doors!
* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'': One season 1 ep has the group questioning someone at a 'cuddle party'. Danny makes it clear that he does not cuddle. (although it's quite likely that's changed by now, between Lindsay and Lucy lol)
* ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'': Despite the two being brothers, they are too embarrassed to hug in public, so whenever they share a tender moment, they will give each others a "quick hug" which involves wrapping their arms around each other for a split second and then looking away. Averted in private, though.
-->'''HUG ME BRUTHA!'''
* ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond''
** Frank, though some episodes indicate it's largely an act.
** In one episode Ray seems ''incapable'' of understanding his wife's need for affection, almost convinced she does it [[ItsAllAboutMe just to annoy him.]] He even states that [[NoTrueScotsman no man]] enjoys cuddling, they only put up with it to [[AllMenArePerverts get sex.]]
* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'': Anytime Carlton wants to hug Will, or even spend time talking to one another, Carlton is all for it, while Will puts on his Manly Face and bears it. Occasionally inverted. In the episode where Will gets shot he asks Carlton to give him a hug and Carlton is reluctant to do it. Possibly because[[spoiler: Carlton started carrying a gun and didn't want Will to see it.]]
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Averted with Chandler and Joey who were very close, ''did'' talk about their feelings and often engaged in hugging. Chandler even lampshades this trope, joking "Do you think we do this too much?" but they rarely let it bother them.
* ''Series/HawaiiFive0'': Averted. Steve and Danny talk about feelings so much, hug enough and, in one instance, ''cuddle on a couch'', that they are well across the line into HoYay. Despite otherwise being really badass action guys.
* ''Series/HomeImprovement'':
** Addressed more than once, as it tackles a lot of "man stuff". In general, Al and Tim are a SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan, and Tim is occasionally put off by Al's shows of affection. For instance, after he sticks up for Al and keeps him from being fired:
-->'''Tim:''' Oohhh, you're getting that "I'm going to hug you" look; I ''don't'' like that, Al!
-->'''Al:''' Just a little one!
-->'''Tim:''' No, Al, I-- ''[Al [[TheGlomp glomps]] him]'' AAAA! You're fired!
-->'''Al:''' I am not, you big friend, you!
** Tim isn't afraid of showing some affection himself. One episode is driven by the fact that his son Brad is embarrassed by Tim telling him "I love you" in front of his friends.
** In one episode Tim's boss and friend Mr. Binford dies. Both Al and Tim's wife Jill get on his case for not mourning openly, while Tim wonders why it's a big deal if he doesn't turn on the waterworks like they do. At the same time, Brad compliments him for taking the loss "like a real man" and not crying, which bothers Tim greatly:
--->'''Brad:''' You don't let stuff get to you.
--->'''Tim:''' Stuff gets to me!
--->'''Brad:''' Well, the great part about it is, no one can tell.
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''
** Averted with Marshall. He is very affectionate and emotional, and he tells his father everything, literally.
** Averted with Barney. He tells anyone who will listen that [[InsistentTerminology he is Ted's best friend]] (despite all the evidence that points to Marshall having that role), and he and Marshall at one point get into an argument over [[ItMakesSenseInContext which one of them Ted would be most likely to have a gay dream about.]]
* ''Series/ICarly'': The Father and son talk variant is inverted in an episode. Spencer and Carly are both visibly uncomfortable as Spencer tries to give Carly TheTalk.
-->'''Carly:''' We are not having this conversation.\\
'''Spencer''' ''(clearly relieved)'': Thank God!
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'':
**
There is a scene in ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' which fits this trope to a tee: where Merlin and Arthur have a FriendshipMoment, and Merlin moves to hug Arthur, feeling it was the logical follow-up. Arthur doesn't quite see it that way. After an awkward moment, Arthur rolls his eyes and leaves. Merlin just smiles.



* The Father and son talk variant is inverted in an episode of ''Series/ICarly''. Spencer and Carly are both visibly uncomfortable as Spencer tries to give Carly TheTalk.
-->'''Carly:''' We are not having this conversation.\\
'''Spencer''' ''(clearly relieved)'': Thank God!
* Averted in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' with Marshall. He is very affectionate and emotional, and he tells his father everything, literally.
** Also averted with Barney. He tells anyone who will listen that [[InsistentTerminology he is Ted's best friend]] (despite all the evidence that points to Marshall having that role), and he and Marshall at one point get into an argument over [[ItMakesSenseInContext which one of them Ted would be most likely to have a gay dream about.]]
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' also averted this with Chandler and Joey who were very close, ''did'' talk about their feelings and often engaged in hugging. Chandler even lampshades this trope, joking "Do you think we do this too much?" but they rarely let it bother them.
* Kirk and Spock's complete aversion of this trope in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' led to the creation of the first {{Slash Fic}}s. Particularly interesting since Vulcans dislike showing emotion in general, so Spock's obvious affection for Kirk effectively breaks two sets of social rules.
** That said, Spock does try to exhibit some propriety on occasion. For example, after having saved Kirk's life by taking control of a Klingon warship, Kirk goes in for the ManHug...
--> '''Spock''': Please Captain, not in front of the Klingons.
* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', Dean Winchester often acts like this, rather to Sam's annoyance. Mostly because Sam is more straightforward about his emotions, whereas Dean is notorious for wallowing in {{Mangst}} and then denying it.
* In ''Series/That70sShow'', Red and Hyde both hate to express any kind of affection. Hyde actually denies even having feelings.
* Ray in ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond.'' In one episode he seems ''incapable'' of understanding his wife's need for affection, almost convinced she does it [[ItsAllAboutMe just to annoy him.]] He even states that [[NoTrueScotsman no man]] enjoys cuddling, they only put up with it to [[AllMenArePerverts get sex.]]

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* The Father ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'': Earl and son talk variant is inverted in an episode of ''Series/ICarly''. Spencer and Carly Randy, despite being unusually close to each other, are both visibly uncomfortable as Spencer tries to give Carly TheTalk.
-->'''Carly:''' We are not having this conversation.\\
'''Spencer''' ''(clearly relieved)'': Thank God!
* Averted in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' with Marshall. He is very affectionate and emotional, and he tells his father everything, literally.
** Also averted with Barney. He tells anyone who will listen that [[InsistentTerminology he is Ted's best friend]] (despite all
embarrassed by the evidence that points thought of saying "I love you" to Marshall having that role), and he and Marshall at one point get into an argument over [[ItMakesSenseInContext which one of them Ted would be most likely to have a gay dream about.]]
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' also averted this with Chandler and Joey who were very close, ''did'' talk about their feelings and often engaged in hugging. Chandler even lampshades this trope, joking "Do you think we do this too much?" but they rarely let it bother them.
* Kirk and Spock's complete aversion of this trope in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' led to the creation of the first {{Slash Fic}}s. Particularly interesting since Vulcans dislike showing emotion in general, so Spock's obvious affection for Kirk effectively breaks two sets of social rules.
** That said, Spock does try to exhibit some propriety on occasion. For example, after having saved Kirk's life by taking control of a Klingon warship, Kirk goes in for the ManHug...
--> '''Spock''': Please Captain, not in front of the Klingons.
* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', Dean Winchester often acts like this, rather to Sam's annoyance. Mostly because Sam is more straightforward about his emotions, whereas Dean is notorious for wallowing in {{Mangst}} and then denying it.
* In ''Series/That70sShow'', Red and Hyde both hate to express any kind of affection. Hyde actually denies even having feelings.
* Ray in ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond.'' In one episode he seems ''incapable'' of understanding his wife's need for affection, almost convinced she does it [[ItsAllAboutMe just to annoy him.]] He even states that [[NoTrueScotsman no man]] enjoys cuddling, they only put up with it to [[AllMenArePerverts get sex.]]
each other.



* Addressed more than once on ''Series/HomeImprovement'', as it tackles a lot of "man stuff".
** In general, Al and Tim are a SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan, and Tim is occasionally put off by Al's shows of affection. For instance, after he sticks up for Al and keeps him from being fired:
-->'''Tim:''' Oohhh, you're getting that "I'm going to hug you" look; I ''don't'' like that, Al!
-->'''Al:''' Just a little one!
-->'''Tim:''' No, Al, I-- ''[Al [[TheGlomp glomps]] him]'' AAAA! You're fired!
-->'''Al:''' I am not, you big friend, you!
** On the other hand, Tim isn't afraid of showing some affection himself. One episode is driven by the fact that his son Brad is embarrassed by Tim telling him "I love you" in front of his friends.
** Then there's the episode where Tim's boss and friend Mr. Binford dies. Both Al and Tim's wife Jill get on his case for not mourning openly, while Tim wonders why it's a big deal if he doesn't turn on the waterworks like they do. At the same time, Brad compliments him for taking the loss "like a real man" and not crying, which bothers Tim greatly:
--->'''Brad:''' You don't let stuff get to you.
--->'''Tim:''' Stuff gets to me!
--->'''Brad:''' Well, the great part about it is, no one can tell.
* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'': Earl and Randy, despite being unusually close to each other, are embarrassed by the thought of saying "I love you" to each other.
* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'': Anytime Carlton wants to hug Will, or even spend time talking to one another. Carlton is all for it, while Will puts on his Manly Face and bears it.
** Occasionally inverted. In the episode where Will gets shot he asks Carlton to give him a hug and Carlton is reluctant to do it. Possibly because[[spoiler: Carlton started carrying a gun and didn't want Will to see it.]]
* One season 1 ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' ep has the group questioning someone at a 'cuddle party'. Danny makes it clear that he does not cuddle. (although it's quite likely that's changed by now, between Lindsay and Lucy lol)
* Strongly averted in the new ''Series/HawaiiFive0''. Steve and Danny talk about feelings so much, hug enough and, in one instance, ''cuddle on a couch'', that they are well across the line into HoYay. Despite otherwise being really {{Badass}} action guys.
* Done in ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'', despite the two being brothers, they are too embarrassed to hug in public, so whenever they share a tender moment, they will give each others a "quick hug" which involves wrapping their arms around each other for a split second and then looking away.
** In private, though? Totally averted.
-->'''HUG ME BRUTHA!'''
* One subplot of the ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' episode "My Half Acre" had Dr. Cox refusing to kiss his young son Jack and Jack's mother Jordan complaining about it. Perry confides to Carla that he worries about not being able to be an affectionate enough parent, though he does kiss Jack at the end of the episode. [[FridgeBrilliance Considering]] the relationship Perry had with his own father, a [[DomesticAbuser violent and abusive]] {{Alcoholic| Parent}}, it makes sense.
* In ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', Archie hates showing affection, and is disgusted by Mike and Gloria for doing so.
-->'''Gloria:''' You know, Daddy, that's the trouble with your whole generation! You're afraid to show affection openly.
-->'''Archie:''' We ain't afraid the show affection openly! We believe in showing it openly where it belongs, behind closed doors!

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* Addressed more than once on ''Series/HomeImprovement'', as it tackles a lot of "man stuff".
** In general, Al and Tim are a SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan, and Tim is occasionally put off by Al's shows of affection. For instance, after he sticks up for Al and keeps him from being fired:
-->'''Tim:''' Oohhh, you're getting that "I'm going to hug you" look; I ''don't'' like that, Al!
-->'''Al:''' Just a little one!
-->'''Tim:''' No, Al, I-- ''[Al [[TheGlomp glomps]] him]'' AAAA! You're fired!
-->'''Al:''' I am not, you big friend, you!
** On the other hand, Tim isn't afraid of showing some affection himself. One episode is driven by the fact that his son Brad is embarrassed by Tim telling him "I love you" in front of his friends.
** Then there's the episode where Tim's boss and friend Mr. Binford dies. Both Al and Tim's wife Jill get on his case for not mourning openly, while Tim wonders why it's a big deal if he doesn't turn on the waterworks like they do. At the same time, Brad compliments him for taking the loss "like a real man" and not crying, which bothers Tim greatly:
--->'''Brad:''' You don't let stuff get to you.
--->'''Tim:''' Stuff gets to me!
--->'''Brad:''' Well, the great part about it is, no one can tell.
* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'': Earl and Randy, despite being unusually close to each other, are embarrassed by the thought of saying "I love you" to each other.
* ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'': Anytime Carlton wants to hug Will, or even spend time talking to one another. Carlton is all for it, while Will puts on his Manly Face and bears it.
** Occasionally inverted. In the episode where Will gets shot he asks Carlton to give him a hug and Carlton is reluctant to do it. Possibly because[[spoiler: Carlton started carrying a gun and didn't want Will to see it.]]
* One season 1 ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' ep has the group questioning someone at a 'cuddle party'. Danny makes it clear that he does not cuddle. (although it's quite likely that's changed by now, between Lindsay and Lucy lol)
* Strongly averted in the new ''Series/HawaiiFive0''. Steve and Danny talk about feelings so much, hug enough and, in one instance, ''cuddle on a couch'', that they are well across the line into HoYay. Despite otherwise being really {{Badass}} action guys.
* Done in ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'', despite the two being brothers, they are too embarrassed to hug in public, so whenever they share a tender moment, they will give each others a "quick hug" which involves wrapping their arms around each other for a split second and then looking away.
** In private, though? Totally averted.
-->'''HUG ME BRUTHA!'''
*
''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': One subplot of the ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' episode "My Half Acre" had Dr. Cox refusing to kiss his young son Jack and Jack's mother Jordan complaining about it. Perry confides to Carla that he worries about not being able to be an affectionate enough parent, though he does kiss Jack at the end of the episode. [[FridgeBrilliance Considering]] the relationship Perry had with his own father, a [[DomesticAbuser violent and abusive]] {{Alcoholic| Parent}}, it makes sense.
* In ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', Archie hates ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': Kirk and Spock's complete aversion of this trope led to the creation of the first {{Slash Fic}}s. Particularly interesting since Vulcans dislike showing affection, and is disgusted by Mike and Gloria for doing so.
-->'''Gloria:''' You know, Daddy, that's the trouble with your whole generation! You're afraid to show
emotion in general, so Spock's obvious affection openly.
-->'''Archie:''' We ain't afraid
for Kirk effectively breaks two sets of social rules. That said, Spock does try to exhibit some propriety on occasion. For example, after having saved Kirk's life by taking control of a Klingon warship, Kirk goes in for the show affection openly! We believe ManHug...
--> '''Spock''': Please Captain, not
in showing it openly where it belongs, behind closed doors!
front of the Klingons.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': Dean Winchester often acts like this, rather to Sam's annoyance. Mostly because Sam is more straightforward about his emotions, whereas Dean is notorious for wallowing in {{Mangst}} and then denying it.
* ''Series/That70sShow'': Red and Hyde both hate to express any kind of affection. Hyde actually denies even having feelings.
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