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19th Jun '16 9:59:47 AM AHI-3000
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* A rather weird example with Uncle Ruckus in ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks''. He was the Unfavorite to his father, yet the favorite to his mother.

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* A rather weird example with In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', we learn that Uncle Ruckus in ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks''. He was the Unfavorite to unfavorite son of his father, yet Mister Ruckus; an overall {{abusive| parent}}, {{alcoholic| parent}} {{jerkass}} who inflicted the favorite to his mother.most beatings upon him. Uncle's younger brothers also received quite a lot of torment from their dad, but not nearly as much as Uncle did.
19th Jun '16 1:06:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* Pictured above: [[MadScientist Dr. Doofenshmirtz]] on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. His mother preferred his younger brother Roger, while his father preferred the family dog.

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* Pictured above: [[MadScientist Dr. Doofenshmirtz]] on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. His mother preferred his younger brother Roger, while his father preferred the family dog.
19th Jun '16 1:05:49 AM Morgenthaler
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** You could go on for days about the ComedicSociopathy Peter and Lois inflict on poor Meg. Lois in particular; she tried to steal Meg's boyfriend in one episode, couldn't even say "I love you" to the girl on her own wedding day, and ''tried to get her to kill herself''[[note]]She left a bottle of sleeping pills and an EmilyDickinson book next to Meg and said "Whatever happens, happens" in a bored tone of voice[[/note]]. In one memorable episode, Meg [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech calls them and Chris out]] on how they treat her like shit despite being disgusting, horrible excuses for human beings... but then goes right back to being their punching bag after seeing that without her as a common "enemy", the family would rip each other to shreds.

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** You could go on for days about the ComedicSociopathy Peter and Lois inflict on poor Meg. Lois in particular; she tried to steal Meg's boyfriend in one episode, couldn't even say "I love you" to the girl on her own wedding day, and ''tried to get her to kill herself''[[note]]She left a bottle of sleeping pills and an EmilyDickinson Creator/EmilyDickinson book next to Meg and said "Whatever happens, happens" in a bored tone of voice[[/note]]. In one memorable episode, Meg [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech calls them and Chris out]] on how they treat her like shit despite being disgusting, horrible excuses for human beings... but then goes right back to being their punching bag after seeing that without her as a common "enemy", the family would rip each other to shreds.
16th Jun '16 11:37:45 AM snichols1973
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** Edmund, the younger, illegitimate son of Gloucester, uses a forged letter to discredit his older brother Edgar and seize control of his father's estate and position.

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** Edmund, the younger, illegitimate son of Gloucester, uses a forged letter to discredit his older brother half-brother Edgar and seize control of his father's estate and position.
16th Jun '16 11:35:38 AM snichols1973
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** Edmund, the younger, illegitimate son of Gloucester, uses a forged letter to discredit his older brother Edgar and seize control of his father's estate and position.
16th Jun '16 11:05:48 AM snichols1973
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* In WesterAnimation/RegularShow Season 1's episode "Don", Benson hires Rigby's taller, younger, and popular brother Don to help fle the income tax returns online and avoid an audit. Rigby's unpleasant memories include Don being the life of Rigby's birthday party, Rigby being left behind at the seesa and a three-legged race, as well as being crowded out of a photo booth picture:
-->'''Rigby''': It wasn;t just the birthday party, it's everything; I'm always in your shadow, you're so much better than me. Everyone likes you better and to top it all off, everyone thinks you're my older brother; I'm the older brother, me! * Helga Pataki from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' is the poster child for this trope, with her prettier, more intelligent, and away-at-college older sister Olga. Ironically, Olga herself confesses to Helga that '''she'd rather be this trope''': [[StageMom her parents' excessive attention]] and ''ridiculously'' high expectations (especially Bob's) pushed Olga [[NervousWreck into a permanent neurosis]] and becoming an ExtremeDoormat, while Helga might be ignored by them but managed to both develop a thicker skin and is free to do whatever she wants. Making this even more horrible is that their father calls Helga, Olga sometimes.

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* In WesterAnimation/RegularShow Season 1's episode "Don", WesternAnimation/RegularShow "Don" (Season 1), Benson hires Rigby's taller, younger, and popular brother Don to help fle file the income tax returns online and avoid an audit. Rigby's unpleasant childhood memories include Don being the life of Rigby's birthday party, Rigby being left behind alone at the seesa seesaw and a three-legged race, as well as being crowded out of a photo booth picture:
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-->'''Rigby''': It wasn;t wasn't just the birthday party, it's everything; I'm always in your shadow, you're so much better than me. Everyone likes you better and to top it all off, everyone thinks you're my older brother; I'm the older brother, me! Why do all my friends think you're so much cooler than me?

-->(A montage with sad music follows, Don looks up at a photo of his younger self playing on a merry-go-round with Mordecai and Rigby's other friends, while Rigby sits alone on a seesaw. Then a three-legged race is shown, but Rigby isn't tied to anyone, so he remains alone at the starting line. Finally, Mordecai and Rigby are in a photo booth: Rigby looks angry as Mordecai beckons Don in as well.)

-->'''Don''': I... I had no idea. I'm sorry, bro! I didn't mean to steal your friends! I was just trying to be cool like you.
-->'''Rigby''': Huh?
-->'''Don''': I've always looked up to you, bro; I get my hair cut like you, I try to look like you, and I don't wear clothes, just like you! Remember when you started walking around naked? I thought you were so cool.
-->'''Mordecai''': Yeah, dude. That was pretty cool.
* Helga Pataki from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' is the poster child for this trope, with her prettier, more intelligent, and away-at-college older sister Olga. Ironically, Olga herself confesses to Helga that '''she'd rather be this trope''': [[StageMom her parents' excessive attention]] and ''ridiculously'' high expectations (especially Bob's) pushed Olga [[NervousWreck into a permanent neurosis]] and becoming an ExtremeDoormat, while Helga might be ignored by them but managed to both develop a thicker skin and is free to do whatever she wants. Making this even more horrible is that their father calls Helga, Olga sometimes.
15th Jun '16 6:08:27 PM snichols1973
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* Helga Pataki from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' is the poster child for this trope, with her prettier, more intelligent, and away-at-college older sister Olga. Ironically, Olga herself confesses to Helga that '''she'd rather be this trope''': [[StageMom her parents' excessive attention]] and ''ridiculously'' high expectations (especially Bob's) pushed Olga [[NervousWreck into a permanent neurosis]] and becoming an ExtremeDoormat, while Helga might be ignored by them but managed to both develop a thicker skin and is free to do whatever she wants. Making this even more horrible is that their father calls Helga, Olga sometimes.

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*In WesterAnimation/RegularShow Season 1's episode "Don", Benson hires Rigby's taller, younger, and popular brother Don to help fle the income tax returns online and avoid an audit. Rigby's unpleasant memories include Don being the life of Rigby's birthday party, Rigby being left behind at the seesa and a three-legged race, as well as being crowded out of a photo booth picture:
-->'''Rigby''': It wasn;t just the birthday party, it's everything; I'm always in your shadow, you're so much better than me. Everyone likes you better and to top it all off, everyone thinks you're my older brother; I'm the older brother, me!
* Helga Pataki from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' is the poster child for this trope, with her prettier, more intelligent, and away-at-college older sister Olga. Ironically, Olga herself confesses to Helga that '''she'd rather be this trope''': [[StageMom her parents' excessive attention]] and ''ridiculously'' high expectations (especially Bob's) pushed Olga [[NervousWreck into a permanent neurosis]] and becoming an ExtremeDoormat, while Helga might be ignored by them but managed to both develop a thicker skin and is free to do whatever she wants. Making this even more horrible is that their father calls Helga, Olga sometimes.
15th Jun '16 5:37:46 PM snichols1973
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** Even though it's a Shakespearean drama, Theatre/KingLear is a tragic [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] of the above example when Cordelia is banished and disinherited by her father. She still manages to find a physican to treat Lear's illness and be reconciled with him before their deaths.
13th Jun '16 9:56:02 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''The Song of the Cardinal'', the she-cardinal whom he kissed.

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* In Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''The Song of the Cardinal'', ''Literature/TheSongOfTheCardinal'', the she-cardinal whom he kissed.
13th Jun '16 4:49:08 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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--->"If you're saying I play favorites, you're wrong. I love all my children equally!" (flashback to earlier the same day) "...I don't care for GOB."

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--->"If you're saying I play favorites, you're wrong. I love all my children equally!" (flashback ''(flashback to earlier the same day) day)'' "...I don't care for GOB."



'''Michael''': *shrugs* ...I'm okay with that.\\
'''The Narrator''': (Later, as GOB enters the scene) And then Lucille's fourth-least favorite child showed up.

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'''Michael''': *shrugs* ...''(shrugs)'' ...I'm okay with that.\\
'''The Narrator''': (Later, ''(Later, as GOB enters the scene) scene)'' And then Lucille's fourth-least favorite child showed up.



** Buster seems to be the unfavorite to George Sr.

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** Buster seems to be the a secondary unfavorite to George Sr.Sr. The fact that his twin brother, Oscar, might be Buster's real father somewhat explains it though.
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