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15th May '17 2:30:02 PM SPBurke
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* The film DriveMeCrazy has Melissa Joan Hart's father visit her and take her on a hot-air balloon ride to bond. While up in the air, he gives her the book "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" to better understand him. She replies "This stupid book is supposed to explain why you're never around?" and flings it over the edge. RogerEbert wrote in his review of the film that he cheered at this part.
17th Apr '17 5:28:01 PM CASCHero
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* ''ComicBook/{{Jonesy}}'': Inverted, the title character's mother is the one who's usually away while Jonesy lives with her father and she eventually comes to visit in the 7th issue. Jonesy isn't too thrilled at this due to thinking that her mother left them and it comes to a head near the end of the issue. However her mother reveals that that wasn't the case, the two separated due to marrying young and growing apart as they go older. Jonesy's father was the one who volunteered to look after her while her mother went to the city to study to be a lawyer. But never stopped loving her and comes visit when she can, even going out of her way to get a apartment with a spare room so Jonesy could have some place to sleep when she visited her in the city.
13th Apr '17 12:03:29 PM IlGreven
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* ''Series/FakingIt''. Unfortunately, the first time we see Amy's dad, it's immediately after she and Lauren discover that her mom is having an affair with him behind her new husband's back.
10th Apr '17 1:28:04 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in ''TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager''. Amy and Ashley live with their dad George([[spoiler: or did until Amy moved in with Ricky and Ashley went on a road trip with Toby]]). Their mom, Anne, and their baby brother Robbie live in another town near Anne's ailing mother. The girls (and occasionally George) sporadically visit Anne and Robbie. Anne keeps up semi-regular phone communication, but never really physically visits them, except when she's dropping Robbie off for his time with George.

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* Inverted in ''TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager''.''Series/TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager''. Amy and Ashley live with their dad George([[spoiler: or did until Amy moved in with Ricky and Ashley went on a road trip with Toby]]). Their mom, Anne, and their baby brother Robbie live in another town near Anne's ailing mother. The girls (and occasionally George) sporadically visit Anne and Robbie. Anne keeps up semi-regular phone communication, but never really physically visits them, except when she's dropping Robbie off for his time with George.
1st Feb '17 10:46:29 AM Lyner
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* In Manga/SangatsuNoLion, the Kawamoto sisters' DeadbeatDad divorced their mother years ago, before the youngest sister Momo was even born. Since their mother's passing they've lived with their grandfather. One day their father shows up again out of the blue, reopening painful wounds and trying to take advantage of the girls.

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* In Manga/SangatsuNoLion, the Kawamoto sisters' DeadbeatDad deadbeat dad divorced their mother years ago, before the youngest sister Momo was even born. Since their mother's passing they've lived with their grandfather. One day their father shows up again out of the blue, reopening painful wounds and trying to take advantage of the girls.
1st Feb '17 10:45:11 AM Lyner
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* In Manga/SangatsuNoLion, the Kawamoto sisters' DeadbeatDad divorced their mother years ago, before the youngest sister Momo was even born. Since their mother's passing they've lived with their grandfather. One day their father shows up again out of the blue, reopening painful wounds and trying to take advantage of the girls.
24th Jan '17 11:34:43 AM TMNTFanGirl
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* In ''Manga/KodomoNoOmocha'', Sana's (adoptive) mother's ex-husband shows up at their house a couple of times asking for money. Of course, due to the comedic nature of the show, he's likely to be (harmlessly) blasted with some sort of large weapon, sending him flying away. Played with in that Sana and her mom's ex-husband don't actually consider themselves father-and-daughter, and legally-speaking, they're not--Misako (Sana's adoptive mother) actually adopted Sana as a single parent, which happened long after she and her husband got divorced.

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* In ''Manga/KodomoNoOmocha'', Sana's (adoptive) mother's ex-husband shows up at their house a couple of times asking for money. Of course, due to the comedic nature of the show, he's likely to be (harmlessly) blasted with some sort of large weapon, sending him flying away. Played with in that Sana and her mom's ex-husband don't actually consider themselves father-and-daughter, and legally-speaking, they're not--Misako (Sana's adoptive not--to go into greater detail:
** After Misako and her husband (who she married at a young age) got divorced, Misako learned that she wouldn't be able to have any biological children of her own. Still wanting to have children, Misako looked into adopting a child--after finding Sana (who was abandoned as a baby by her biological
mother) actually and taking her to an orphanage, she eventually adopted Sana as her daughter (and as a single parent, which happened long after she and her husband got divorced.parent at that).
12th Nov '16 12:44:26 AM Sar-Chasm
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* Presumably occurs at the beginning of VideoGame/AmongTheSleep, judging by the sound affects when Mom goes to answer the door in the first cutscene and via clues revealed throughout the game. Said 'visit', unfortunately, is nothing more than an entirely offscreen argument between Mom and Dad, ending with Mom shouting 'NO' loudly and clearly and apparently slamming the door in his face before giving you the present he had for you. By the way, you're a 2-year-old. [[spoiler:Dad returns at the very end, after Mom has been revealed as alcoholic, and you open the door and let him in. It's assumed this visit was actually to take you away after winning custody.]]

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* Presumably occurs at the beginning of VideoGame/AmongTheSleep, judging by the sound affects effects when Mom goes to answer the door in the first cutscene and via clues revealed throughout the game. Said 'visit', unfortunately, is nothing more than an entirely offscreen argument between Mom and Dad, ending with Mom shouting 'NO' loudly and clearly and apparently slamming the door in his face before giving you the present he had for you. By the way, you're a 2-year-old. [[spoiler:Dad returns at the very end, after Mom has been revealed as alcoholic, and you open the door and let him in. It's assumed this visit was actually to take you away after winning custody.]]
30th Oct '16 3:14:41 PM TMNTFanGirl
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In a show where the main child character is mentioned to have divorced parents (or at least parents that aren't together anymore), they're pretty much always shown living with their mom, who's typically depicted as being the more mature and responsible. However, often times, there will end up being an episode the child's father visits (usually but not always as part of some custody arrangement).

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In a show where the main child character is mentioned to have divorced parents (or at least parents that aren't together anymore), they're pretty much always shown living with their mom, who's typically depicted as being the more mature mature, responsible and responsible."stable" parent. However, often times, there will end up being an episode the child's father visits (usually but not always as part of some custody arrangement).



* In ''Manga/KodomoNoOmocha'', Sana's (adoptive) mother's ex-husband shows up at their house a couple of times asking for money. Of course, due to the comedic nature of the show, he is likely to be (harmlessly) blasted with some sort of large weapon, sending him flying away. Played with in that Sana and her mom's ex-husband don't actually consider themselves father-and-daughter, and legally-speaking, they're not--Misako (Sana's adoptive mother) actually adopted Sana as a single parent, which happened long after Misako and her husband got divorced.

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* In ''Manga/KodomoNoOmocha'', Sana's (adoptive) mother's ex-husband shows up at their house a couple of times asking for money. Of course, due to the comedic nature of the show, he is he's likely to be (harmlessly) blasted with some sort of large weapon, sending him flying away. Played with in that Sana and her mom's ex-husband don't actually consider themselves father-and-daughter, and legally-speaking, they're not--Misako (Sana's adoptive mother) actually adopted Sana as a single parent, which happened long after Misako she and her husband got divorced.



** The SpinOff series, ''Friends Forever'', had Kristy's dad get married again and finally remember that he has kids - because he wants the three oldest ones to be in the wedding. He doesn't even seem to remember that the youngest child (who was a baby when he left) exists, and is kind of a JerkAss throughout the whole thing.

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** The SpinOff series, ''Friends Forever'', had Kristy's dad get married again and finally remember that he has kids - because kids--because he wants the three oldest ones to be in the wedding. He doesn't even seem to remember that the youngest child (who was a baby when he left) exists, and is kind of a JerkAss throughout the whole thing.
9th Oct '16 8:20:50 AM TMNTFanGirl
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In a show where the main child character is mentioned to have divorced parents (or at least parents that aren't together anymore), they're pretty much always shown living with their mom. However, there will probably end up being an episode where the dad visits.

This rarely works in the reverse, as dads usually aren't portrayed as raising children as single parents unless the mom is dead or something.

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In a show where the main child character is mentioned to have divorced parents (or at least parents that aren't together anymore), they're pretty much always shown living with their mom. mom, who's typically depicted as being the more mature and responsible. However, often times, there will probably end up being an episode where the dad visits.

child's father visits (usually but not always as part of some custody arrangement).

This rarely works in the reverse, as reverse--in fiction, dads and/or father-figures usually aren't portrayed depicted as raising children as single parents kids on their own unless the mom mother of the child (or children) is dead or something.



* In ''Manga/KodomoNoOmocha'', Sana's (adoptive) mother's ex-husband shows up at their house a couple of times asking for money. Of course, due to the comedic nature of the show, he is likely to be (harmlessly) blasted with some sort of large weapon, sending him flying away. Played with in that Sana and her mom's ex-husband don't actually consider themselves father-and-daughter, and legally-speaking, they're not--Misako (Sana's adoptive mother) didn't adopt Sana until after she and her husband had gotten divorced.

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* In ''Manga/KodomoNoOmocha'', Sana's (adoptive) mother's ex-husband shows up at their house a couple of times asking for money. Of course, due to the comedic nature of the show, he is likely to be (harmlessly) blasted with some sort of large weapon, sending him flying away. Played with in that Sana and her mom's ex-husband don't actually consider themselves father-and-daughter, and legally-speaking, they're not--Misako (Sana's adoptive mother) didn't adopt actually adopted Sana until as a single parent, which happened long after she Misako and her husband had gotten got divorced.



* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' (though in this case, the parents were never married to begin with. multiple visits; one brief reconciliation with mom. One attempted reconciliation with catastrophic effects)

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* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' (though ''Series/GilmoreGirls'', though in this case, the parents were never married to begin with. multiple Multiple visits; one brief reconciliation with mom. One attempted reconciliation with catastrophic effects)effects.



* ''Series/{{Blossom}}'' is the living-with-father variety. On a couple of occasions the mother (who just walked out on the family one day) comes back for a visit. The last time she came to visit, Blossom's dad tells her not to come back.

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* ''Series/{{Blossom}}'' is the living-with-father variety. On a couple of occasions occasions, the mother (who just walked out on the family one day) comes back for a visit. The last time she came to visit, Blossom's dad tells her not to come back.
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