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25th Dec '16 12:21:54 PM JMQwilleran
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* As a general rule, without going into specifics, this can become the case for any apartment complex that has strict no-smoking policy, simply because the second-hand smoke is considered an issue of public health. Of course, this can be very difficult to catch.

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* As a general rule, without going into specifics, this can become the case for any apartment complex that has strict no-smoking policy, simply because the second-hand smoke is considered an issue of public health.health and also because many household fires tend to be started by carelessly discarded cigarettes. Of course, this can be very difficult to catch.
17th Nov '16 6:39:07 PM JMQwilleran
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* As a general rule, without going into specifics, this can become the case for any apartment complex that has strict no-smoking policy, simply because the second-hand smoke is considered an issue of public health. Of course, this can be very difficult to catch.
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24th Oct '16 11:24:40 AM Morgenthaler
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Of course, most of the time the tenants ''are'' breaking the rule�the landlord is only just dumb enough that he can't actually prove it. The viewers, by contrast, are well aware of this and laugh at what a buffoon the landlord is, as the intended result of this device is HilarityEnsues.

Because of the obvious silliness inherent in this trope it never really caught on�it remains with us in pop culture today largely as parody.

Note that despite the name, this trope is more about the situation than the actual landlord�and that there could be consequences for the exposed {{Masquerade}} besides just losing a place to live.

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Of course, most of the time the tenants ''are'' breaking the rule�the rule--the landlord is only just dumb enough that he can't actually prove it. The viewers, by contrast, are well aware of this and laugh at what a buffoon the landlord is, as the intended result of this device is HilarityEnsues.

Because of the obvious silliness inherent in this trope it never really caught on�it on--it remains with us in pop culture today largely as parody.

Note that despite the name, this trope is more about the situation than the actual landlord�and landlord--and that there could be consequences for the exposed {{Masquerade}} besides just losing a place to live.
24th Oct '16 11:24:02 AM Morgenthaler
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Of course, most of the time the tenants ''are'' breaking the rule—the landlord is only just dumb enough that he can't actually prove it. The viewers, by contrast, are well aware of this and laugh at what a buffoon the landlord is, as the intended result of this device is HilarityEnsues.

Because of the obvious silliness inherent in this trope it never really caught on—it remains with us in pop culture today largely as parody.

Note that despite the name, this trope is more about the situation than the actual landlord—and that there could be consequences for the exposed {{Masquerade}} besides just losing a place to live.

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Of course, most of the time the tenants ''are'' breaking the rule—the rule�the landlord is only just dumb enough that he can't actually prove it. The viewers, by contrast, are well aware of this and laugh at what a buffoon the landlord is, as the intended result of this device is HilarityEnsues.

Because of the obvious silliness inherent in this trope it never really caught on—it on�it remains with us in pop culture today largely as parody.

Note that despite the name, this trope is more about the situation than the actual landlord—and landlord�and that there could be consequences for the exposed {{Masquerade}} besides just losing a place to live.



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24th Oct '16 9:59:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in a strip of ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' with "[[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/11/8/ That's So Locust]]", a show about a ''GearsOfWar'' alien that must pretend to be a human woman for the purposes of this trope.
* As usual, TheOnion goes right over the top with the idea: [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/calgary-flames-trying-to-keep-fact-that-theyre-a-h,19317 Calgary Flames Trying To Keep Fact That They're A Hockey Team From Landlord]]

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* Parodied in a strip of ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' with "[[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/11/8/ That's So Locust]]", a show about a ''GearsOfWar'' ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' alien that must pretend to be a human woman for the purposes of this trope.
* As usual, TheOnion Website/TheOnion goes right over the top with the idea: [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/calgary-flames-trying-to-keep-fact-that-theyre-a-h,19317 Calgary Flames Trying To Keep Fact That They're A Hockey Team From Landlord]]
22nd Apr '16 1:34:18 AM aye_amber
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* The announcer from ''MondayNightCombat'' will sometimes plug a show called "Meat the Meatsacks", a family of humans who pretend to be cyborgs so they can stay in their apartment.

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* The announcer from ''MondayNightCombat'' ''VideoGame/MondayNightCombat'' will sometimes plug a show called "Meat the Meatsacks", Meatsacks," a family of humans who pretend to be cyborgs so they can stay in their apartment.
10th Jun '15 5:54:33 PM eroock
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-->--'''Mr. Featherly''' (Philo Pennyworth), from ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice''

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-->--'''Mr.-->-- '''Mr. Featherly''' (Philo Pennyworth), from ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice''
8th May '15 6:04:16 PM poi99
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-->--'''Mr. Featherly''' (Philo Pennyworth), ''Midtown Cowboys'', from ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Episode 102: Situation: Comedy''

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-->--'''Mr. Featherly''' (Philo Pennyworth), ''Midtown Cowboys'', from ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Episode 102: Situation: Comedy''
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27th Apr '15 1:37:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* Not a landlord, but in the ''CuriousGeorge'' movie, the Man in the Yellow Hat has to hide George from his building's doorman.

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* Not a landlord, but in the ''CuriousGeorge'' ''WesternAnimation/CuriousGeorge'' movie, the Man in the Yellow Hat has to hide George from his building's doorman.



* ''GreenCard'': Guy and girl have to pretend to be in a relationship so she can get her dream-condo (which is couples-only), and in return he gets the titular Green Card. Somebody suspects that they're faking it, and HilarityEnsues as they have to keep the tangled web of lies from collapsing. Needless to say, they wind up ''actually'' falling in love.
* Mr. Shickadance, AceVentura's landlord, does not allow animals in his apartment complex. Ace, of course, has a whole lot of animals at his place, though he hides them quite cleverly.

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* ''GreenCard'': ''Film/GreenCard'': Guy and girl have to pretend to be in a relationship so she can get her dream-condo (which is couples-only), and in return he gets the titular Green Card. Somebody suspects that they're faking it, and HilarityEnsues as they have to keep the tangled web of lies from collapsing. Needless to say, they wind up ''actually'' falling in love.
* Mr. Shickadance, AceVentura's Film/AceVentura's landlord, does not allow animals in his apartment complex. Ace, of course, has a whole lot of animals at his place, though he hides them quite cleverly.



* The TropeMaker is ''ThreesCompany''. Its reputation as being a fountain for {{Idiot Plot}}s is largely based on the only part of the show anyone remembers -- that Jack has to pretend to be gay so the landlord doesn't realize the apartment is a den of sin. You'd think Janet and Chrissy would just avert this entire conflict by getting a female roommate, but it would seem that Jack's cooking really is that good.
* In ''{{Spaced}}'', the two main characters are pretending to be in a relationship in order to rent a flat for a couple, [[spoiler: although late in the series it is revealed that "professional couple only" never was a requirement to rent the flat but a mistake from someone working at the newspaper the ad was published in.]] She's mostly upset about them lying to her about it for so long.
* In ''BosomBuddies'', the main characters had to pretend to be women.

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* The TropeMaker is ''ThreesCompany''.''Series/ThreesCompany''. Its reputation as being a fountain for {{Idiot Plot}}s is largely based on the only part of the show anyone remembers -- that Jack has to pretend to be gay so the landlord doesn't realize the apartment is a den of sin. You'd think Janet and Chrissy would just avert this entire conflict by getting a female roommate, but it would seem that Jack's cooking really is that good.
* In ''{{Spaced}}'', ''Series/{{Spaced}}'', the two main characters are pretending to be in a relationship in order to rent a flat for a couple, [[spoiler: although late in the series it is revealed that "professional couple only" never was a requirement to rent the flat but a mistake from someone working at the newspaper the ad was published in.]] She's mostly upset about them lying to her about it for so long.
* In ''BosomBuddies'', ''Series/BosomBuddies'', the main characters had to pretend to be women.



* Parodied in a strip of ''PennyArcade'' with "[[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/11/8/ That's So Locust]]", a show about a ''GearsOfWar'' alien that must pretend to be a human woman for the purposes of this trope.

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* Parodied in a strip of ''PennyArcade'' ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' with "[[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/11/8/ That's So Locust]]", a show about a ''GearsOfWar'' alien that must pretend to be a human woman for the purposes of this trope.



* On ''TheRomanHolidays'', Mr. Evictus was determined to prove that Gus Holiday had a lion in his family's apartment.
* [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians Cruella De Vil]] doesn't care about how she does it as long as she evicts the Dearlys from the farm but one of her attempts included proving they had more animals than the number allowed by their contract. (101 plus the farm animals)

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* On ''TheRomanHolidays'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRomanHolidays'', Mr. Evictus was determined to prove that Gus Holiday had a lion in his family's apartment.
* [[Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians ''WesternAnimation/OneHundredAndOneDalmatiansTheSeries'': Cruella De Vil]] Vil doesn't care about how she does it as long as she evicts the Dearlys from the farm but one of her attempts included proving they had more animals than the number allowed by their contract. (101 plus the farm animals)
5th Feb '15 5:16:28 PM elemt
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* In ''{{Spaced}}'', the two main characters are pretending to be in a relationship in order to rent a flat for a couple, [[spoiler: although late in the series it is revealed that "professional couple only" never was a requirement to rent the flat but a mistake from someone working at the newspaper the ad was published in.]]

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* In ''{{Spaced}}'', the two main characters are pretending to be in a relationship in order to rent a flat for a couple, [[spoiler: although late in the series it is revealed that "professional couple only" never was a requirement to rent the flat but a mistake from someone working at the newspaper the ad was published in.]]]] She's mostly upset about them lying to her about it for so long.




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* In ''Series/AgentCarter'' Peggy's landlord is obsessed with the "virtue" of her tenants, evicts a tenant at breakfast in front of everyone for having a male visitor in her room, and is apparently rather good at spotting it given the man climbed in through the second floor window. Espionage, destruction of room property, smuggling of stolen food, and murder seem to be harder for her to spot.
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