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3rd Sep '16 11:58:23 AM AliceMacher
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** Charles Schulz is on record saying that the moment he did introduce adults -- in the background of a tennis court -- was a big mistake.
*** It was actually a series of strips in either the late 1950s or very early 1960s involving Lucy competing in an amateur golf tournament while being coached by Charlie Brown. [[spoiler: She has to withdraw and go home or miss her bedtime, even though she was winning.]] The adults make up the gallery, and are drawn more or less realistically, which doesn't remotely work in terms of scale with the regular characters. They appear in the Complete Peanuts anthologies, the first time they've been reprinted.

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** Charles Schulz is on record saying that the moment he did introduce adults -- in the background of a tennis court -- was a big mistake.
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mistake. This was actually a series of 1954 Sunday strips in either the late 1950s or very early 1960s involving Lucy competing in an amateur golf tournament while being coached by Charlie Brown. [[spoiler: She has to withdraw and go home or miss her bedtime, even though she was winning.]] The adults make up the gallery, and are drawn more or less realistically, which doesn't remotely work in terms of scale with the regular characters. They (Even then, their faces aren't shown.) The strips appear in the 1953-1954 volume of ''The Complete Peanuts anthologies, Peanuts'' anthology, the first time they've been reprinted.reprinted.
** A few 1950s and early 1960s strips did feature off-panel dialogue from Linus's and Lucy's mother or grandmother. Also, the occasional strip throughout the comic's run had dialogue from radio or [=TV=] announcers, although the [=TV=] screen was never shown.
9th Aug '16 6:24:18 PM BunnyStar
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* WesternAnimation/JellyJamm. The only adults we ever see are the King and Queen.
8th May '16 7:46:31 PM Terran117
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** The WWI flying ace, the Red Baron, may be the only adult that somewhat averts this trope, but he mostly appears in Snoopy's imagination. When he is shown, it's usually from a distance where one can usually faintly make out a scarf, goggles and pilot helmet obscuring his face.
6th Apr '16 9:04:17 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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** In ''I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown'', one scene shows Rerun inside a shopping cart being pushed by his mom, but it's shown to be pushed by an invisible force.
14th Mar '16 9:33:08 PM Kuruni
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* Michael Grant's ''Gone'' series begins with everyone over the age of 15 disappearing, so children are left to run the community.
** Though, in the later books we hear from the adults outside the [[FunWithAcronyms FAYZ,]] so they aren't totally absent.

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* Michael Grant's ''Gone'' series begins with everyone over the age of 15 disappearing, so children are left to run the community.
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community. Though, in the later books we hear from the adults outside the [[FunWithAcronyms FAYZ,]] so they aren't totally absent.
14th Mar '16 3:16:33 PM Iampureevil
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** Though, in the later books we hear from the adults outside the [[FunWithAcronyms FAYZ,]] so they aren't totally absent.
8th Feb '16 12:59:47 AM Pichu-kun
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* In the TV show ''WesternAnimation/MaxAndRuby'', the parents of Max and Ruby are never shown, though their grandma sometimes makes an appearance.
** And while she makes appearances, she does not live with them. Ruby does all the mother work.
*** The stage show "Max & Ruby: Bunny Party" lampshades this with a song that is actually called "Where Are the Parents?" According to the song "They're busy making plans, scrubbing pots and pans / Writing letters, folding sweaters..." and "They're not too far way / They're on the sundeck just to relax / Not too far from Ruby and Max."

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* In the TV show ''WesternAnimation/MaxAndRuby'', the parents of Max and Ruby are never shown, though their grandma sometimes makes an appearance.
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appearance. And while she makes appearances, she does not live with them. Ruby does all the mother work.
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work. Adults do occasionally appear as background characters but the siblings parents are consistently [[InvisibleParents nonexistent]].
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The stage show "Max & Ruby: Bunny Party" lampshades this with a song that is actually called "Where Are the Parents?" According to the song "They're busy making plans, scrubbing pots and pans / Writing letters, folding sweaters..." and "They're not too far way / They're on the sundeck just to relax / Not too far from Ruby and Max."



* ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'', especially in the 2003 version, where the characters are designed and act more like real kids than the other versions. In this version, Strawberry Shortcake and Apple Dumpling are sisters, yet no parents are seen or mentioned.
* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo''. Those teens travel all around the world with their talking dog, capturing nut jobs in Halloween costumes. [[ShouldntWeBeInSchoolRightNow Don't they have to go to school at some point?]] Do they have a curfew? Do their parents care about enforcing this stuff? Do they even know or care where they are? Apparently not. [[VagueAge Not that it's ever clearly established how old they actually are.]]
** The very latest series, ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated, in fact does bring their parents in; they very much do not approve (also, Frank Welker voices Daphne's dad. And he still does Freddy. Don't think about that too much).

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* This is blatant in ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'', especially in the 2003 version, version where the characters are designed and act more like real kids than the other versions. In this version, Strawberry Shortcake and Apple Dumpling are sisters, yet no parents are seen or mentioned.
mentioned. Strawberry doesn't look older than eight prior to her aging up however is in charge of a toddler. Whenever the characters visit places everyone looks under thirteen but despite this they can drive and they hold jobs. An episode involving Strawberry meeting an old friend Lime Lite has some implications that they do have parents somewhere, as we see the two as toddlers in a nursery and later Lime mentions she has to move away without it apparently being her decision, however otherwise nothing suggests adults exist.
* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo''. Those teens travel all around the world with their talking dog, capturing nut jobs in Halloween costumes. [[ShouldntWeBeInSchoolRightNow Don't they have to go to school at some point?]] Do they have a curfew? Do their parents care about enforcing this stuff? Do they even know or care where they are? Apparently not. [[VagueAge Not that it's ever clearly established how old they actually are.]]
** The very latest series, ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated,
are]] outside of supplementary material. ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'', in fact does bring their parents in; they very much do not approve (also, Frank Welker voices Daphne's dad. And he still does Freddy. Don't think about that too much).



* ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'' and the Color Kids didn't seem to have any parents. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as they seem to be AmbiguouslyHuman.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite'' and the Color Kids didn't seem to have any parents. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as they seem to be AmbiguouslyHuman.AmbiguouslyHuman, aside from Rainbow who was a human orphan named "Wisp" once.
16th Nov '15 5:49:12 PM nombretomado
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* In the short lived ''WesternAnimation/{{Flintstones}}'' spinoff Cave Kids, a MuppetBabies or {{Rugrats}} -esque show focusing on Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm's "adventures", their parents were no where to be seen.

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* In the short lived ''WesternAnimation/{{Flintstones}}'' spinoff Cave Kids, a MuppetBabies or {{Rugrats}} -esque ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}''-esque show focusing on Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm's "adventures", their parents were no where to be seen.
8th Nov '15 8:18:32 PM nombretomado
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* In ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' adult teachers only make a tiny handful of brief appearances which only emphasise how out of touch and ineffectual they are. The school appears to be essentially ruled by the teenaged members of the [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil Student Council]], and even serious issues, like a student badly injuring another, are dealt without adult interference. The only adult of any significance is Chairman Akio, and he is more like an embodiment of what a teenager would imagine an ideal adult to be like than someone with a genuine adult mentality.

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* In ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' adult teachers only make a tiny handful of brief appearances which only emphasise how out of touch and ineffectual they are. The school appears to be essentially ruled by the teenaged members of the [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil Student Council]], and even serious issues, like a student badly injuring another, are dealt without adult interference. The only adult of any significance is Chairman Akio, and he is more like an embodiment of what a teenager would imagine an ideal adult to be like than someone with a genuine adult mentality.
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* In ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' adult teachers only make a tiny handful of brief appearances which only emphasise how out of touch and ineffectual they are. The school appears to be essentially ruled by the teenaged members of the [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil Student Council]], and even serious issues, like a student badly injuring another, are dealt without adult interference. The only adult of any significance is Chairman Akio, and he is more like an embodiment of what a teenager would imagine an ideal adult to be like than someone with a genuine adult mentality.
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