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19th May '16 8:28:05 PM nombretomado
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* Happens pretty regularly on ''MyNameIsEarl''. One episode involved Earl discussing his list for Dodge's class [[spoiler: and it's revealed that he is Dodge's biological father.]] Another episode involved signing the kids out of camp to take them to Mystery Fun Land...only to find that the amusement park has been torn down. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Dodge and Earl Jr. forgive "Old Daddy" and cross "Never took the kids to Mystery Fun Land" off the list]].

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* Happens pretty regularly on ''MyNameIsEarl''.''Series/MyNameIsEarl''. One episode involved Earl discussing his list for Dodge's class [[spoiler: and it's revealed that he is Dodge's biological father.]] Another episode involved signing the kids out of camp to take them to Mystery Fun Land...only to find that the amusement park has been torn down. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Dodge and Earl Jr. forgive "Old Daddy" and cross "Never took the kids to Mystery Fun Land" off the list]].
19th Oct '15 4:28:16 AM rafi
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' had Tino's dad show up for one episode, causing a temporary awkward moment as his dad and mother's boyfriend initially have no idea what to say to one another, and then wind up bonding over Tino's mom's [[LethalChef terrible cooking]].
* ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'' with Sam's workaholic father.
* ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'': her father visits fairly often, though as a blimp pilot he's usually away.
* ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'' (on multiple occasions; the divorced dad eventually evolved into a {{Recurrer}}.)



* ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' features this a couple times with Will's dad, especially in the episode "Q for Quarry".
** It happened in the original comics, too. However, Will's dad there isn't so nice...

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' features An interesting subversion of this a couple times with Will's dad, especially trope occurs in the episode "Q for Quarry".
** It happened in the original comics, too.
Emmy-nominated ep of ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'', "Hello Stranger", where Ginger invites him to see her read a poem. However, Will's [[DaddyDidntShow he never shows up]]. Dad would, however, later visit Ginger in "An Even Steven Holiday Special" and "Losing Nana Bishop".
%%* ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}''
* After [[DaddyDidntShow not coming to a family pinic]] in the Nick run of "WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}", we finally meet Roger's father in the Disney run episode "Doug's Movie Madness". Despite what's implied about him before,he proves to be a good, if not better parent than others. When all the children want to see an R-rated movie. Doug's parents use trailers and reviews that can lie to a viewer, to make their choice to not let Doug see it. When Roger asks his
dad there isn't so nice...to see it, he says he'll have to watch it first to jugde it fully and ends up walking out half-way in since in this case the trailers actually kept a lot of the bloodier parts out. He tells Roger this who still doesn't understand. Later on, all the kids told no go to see it anyway and Roger's father is the only parent who catches their kid doing this, physically takes Roger from the movie and has a better, gentle, talk with him about it. Doug's parents dont find out until after and while Roger learned that sometimes parents do know what they're talking about and a better understanding of his dad, all Doug learned was that he got nightmares, and grounded without fully understanding why his parents did it in the first place. The other kids never even get caught.



* {{Inverted}} on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb,'' where main character [[MadScientist Dr. Doofenshmirtz]] occasionally goes through with his evil plans while his [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter daughter]], Vanessa, is visiting; most of the time she's with Doofenshmirtz' ex-wife, but unlike most of the men on this page he keeps regular contact. Even if she sometimes [[BumblingDad wishes he wouldn't]].
** Averted, however, with both Phineas and Candace's [[DisappearedDad biological dad]] or Ferb's [[MissingMom biological mom]], about whom nothing is known. [[WordOfGod The creators]] have gone on record as saying they're unimportant, since they would just rather focus on the Flynn-Fletchers as a [[HappilyAdopted happily blended]] family. Notably, the kids all refer to both parents as Mom and Dad.

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* {{Inverted}} on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb,'' where main character [[MadScientist Dr. Doofenshmirtz]] occasionally goes through with his evil plans while his [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter daughter]], Vanessa, is visiting; most of ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'' (on multiple occasions; the time she's with Doofenshmirtz' ex-wife, but unlike most of the men on this page he keeps regular contact. Even if she sometimes [[BumblingDad wishes he wouldn't]].
** Averted, however, with both Phineas and Candace's [[DisappearedDad biological dad]] or Ferb's [[MissingMom biological mom]], about whom nothing is known. [[WordOfGod The creators]] have gone on record as saying they're unimportant, since they would just rather focus on the Flynn-Fletchers as
divorced dad eventually evolved into a [[HappilyAdopted happily blended]] family. Notably, the kids all refer to both parents as Mom and Dad.{{Recurrer}}.)



* ''WesternAnimation/WheelSquad'' had an episode where Jessica's father visited her.
** It's unclear if Emilie might have a similar experience, since it's not known if her birth father died or simply divorced her mother.
* An interesting subversion of this trope occurs in the Emmy-nominated ep of ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'', "Hello Stranger", where Ginger invites him to see her read a poem. However, [[DaddyDidntShow he never shows up]]. Dad would, however, later visit Ginger in "An Even Steven Holiday Special" and "Losing Nana Bishop".



* After [[DaddyDidntShow not coming to a family pinic]] in the Nick run of "WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}", we finally meet Roger's father in the Disney run episode "Doug's Movie Madness". Despite what's implied about him before,he proves to be a good, if not better parent than others. When all the children want to see an R-rated movie. Doug's parents use trailers and reviews that can lie to a viewer, to make their choice to not let Doug see it. When Roger asks his dad to see it, he says he'll have to watch it first to jugde it fully and ends up walking out half-way in since in this case the trailers actually kept a lot of the bloodier parts out. He tells Roger this who still doesn't understand. Later on, all the kids told no go to see it anyway and Roger's father is the only parent who catches their kid doing this, physically takes Roger from the movie and has a better, gentle, talk with him about it. Doug's parents dont find out until after and while Roger learned that sometimes parents do know what they're talking about and a better understanding of his dad, all Doug learned was that he got nightmares, and grounded without fully understanding why his parents did it in the first place. The other kids never even get caught.

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* After [[DaddyDidntShow not coming to a family pinic]] in the Nick run of "WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}", we finally meet Roger's ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'': her father in the Disney run episode "Doug's Movie Madness". Despite what's implied about him before,he proves to be visits fairly often, though as a good, if not better parent than others. When all the children want to see an R-rated movie. Doug's parents use trailers and reviews that can lie to a viewer, to make their choice to not let Doug see it. When Roger asks blimp pilot he's usually away.
* {{Inverted}} on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb,'' where main character [[MadScientist Dr. Doofenshmirtz]] occasionally goes through with
his dad to see it, he says he'll have to watch it first to jugde it fully and ends up walking out half-way in since in this case the trailers actually kept a lot evil plans while his [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter daughter]], Vanessa, is visiting; most of the bloodier parts out. He tells Roger time she's with Doofenshmirtz' ex-wife, but unlike most of the men on this who still doesn't understand. Later on, all the kids told no go to see it anyway and Roger's father is the only parent who catches their kid doing this, physically takes Roger from the movie and has a better, gentle, talk with him about it. Doug's parents dont find out until after and while Roger learned that page he keeps regular contact. Even if she sometimes parents do know [[BumblingDad wishes he wouldn't]].
* ''WesternAnimation/RocketPower'' with Sam's workaholic father.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' had Tino's dad show up for one episode, causing a temporary awkward moment as his dad and mother's boyfriend initially have no idea
what they're talking about to say to one another, and then wind up bonding over Tino's mom's [[LethalChef terrible cooking]].
* ''WesternAnimation/WheelSquad'' had an episode where Jessica's father visited her.
** It's unclear if Emilie might have
a better understanding of his similar experience, since it's not known if her birth father died or simply divorced her mother.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' features this a couple times with Will's
dad, all Doug learned was that he got nightmares, and grounded without fully understanding why his parents did it especially in the first place. The other kids never even get caught.
episode "Q for Quarry".
** It happened in the original comics, too. However, Will's dad there isn't so nice...
26th Sep '15 7:10:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* Another kind of inversion happens in ''AmeliasNotebook'' where Amelia gets a letter from her divorced father, then she comes to visit ''him''. There still seems to be tension between her parents, though.

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* Another kind of inversion happens in ''AmeliasNotebook'' ''Literature/AmeliasNotebook'' where Amelia gets a letter from her divorced father, then she comes to visit ''him''. There still seems to be tension between her parents, though.



* A rare reversal in ''SweetValleyHigh'' as Lila lives with her single father and her mother lives in France. When Lila is nearly date raped and the therapy she receives isn't working, her dad reaches out to her mother. This leads to them eventually remarrying in Book #98: The Wedding.

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* A rare reversal in ''SweetValleyHigh'' ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh'' as Lila lives with her single father and her mother lives in France. When Lila is nearly date raped and the therapy she receives isn't working, her dad reaches out to her mother. This leads to them eventually remarrying in Book #98: The Wedding.
1st Aug '15 12:32:35 AM Robacker
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* After [[DaddyDidntShow not coming to a family pinic]] in the Nick run of "WesternAnimation/Doug", we finally meet Roger's father in the Disney run episode "Doug's Movie Madness". Despite what's implied about him before,he proves to be a good, if not better parent than others. When all the children want to see an R-rated movie. Doug's parents use trailers and reviews that can lie to a viewer, to make their choice to not let Doug see it. When Roger asks his dad to see it, he says he'll have to watch it first to jugde it fully and ends up walking out half-way in since in this case the trailers actually kept a lot of the bloodier parts out. He tells Roger this who still doesn't understand. Later on, all the kids told no go to see it anyway and Roger's father is the only parent who catches their kid doing this, physically takes Roger from the movie and has a better, gentle, talk with him about it. Doug's parents dont find out until after and while Roger learned that sometimes parents do know what they're talking about and a bettee understanding of his dad, all Doug learned was that he got nightmares, and grounded without fully understanding why his parents did it in the first place. The other kids never even get caught.

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* After [[DaddyDidntShow not coming to a family pinic]] in the Nick run of "WesternAnimation/Doug", "WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}", we finally meet Roger's father in the Disney run episode "Doug's Movie Madness". Despite what's implied about him before,he proves to be a good, if not better parent than others. When all the children want to see an R-rated movie. Doug's parents use trailers and reviews that can lie to a viewer, to make their choice to not let Doug see it. When Roger asks his dad to see it, he says he'll have to watch it first to jugde it fully and ends up walking out half-way in since in this case the trailers actually kept a lot of the bloodier parts out. He tells Roger this who still doesn't understand. Later on, all the kids told no go to see it anyway and Roger's father is the only parent who catches their kid doing this, physically takes Roger from the movie and has a better, gentle, talk with him about it. Doug's parents dont find out until after and while Roger learned that sometimes parents do know what they're talking about and a bettee better understanding of his dad, all Doug learned was that he got nightmares, and grounded without fully understanding why his parents did it in the first place. The other kids never even get caught.
1st Aug '15 12:23:01 AM Robacker
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* After [[DaddyDidntShow not coming to a family pinic]] in the Nick run of "WesternAnimation/Doug", we finally meet Roger's father in the Disney run episode "Doug's Movie Madness". Despite what's implied about him before,he proves to be a good, if not better parent than others. When all the children want to see an R-rated movie. Doug's parents use trailers and reviews that can lie to a viewer, to make their choice to not let Doug see it. When Roger asks his dad to see it, he says he'll have to watch it first to jugde it fully and ends up walking out half-way in since in this case the trailers actually kept a lot of the bloodier parts out. He tells Roger this who still doesn't understand. Later on, all the kids told no go to see it anyway and Roger's father is the only parent who catches their kid doing this, physically takes Roger from the movie and has a better, gentle, talk with him about it. Doug's parents dont find out until after and while Roger learned that sometimes parents do know what they're talking about and a bettee understanding of his dad, all Doug learned was that he got nightmares, and grounded without fully understanding why his parents did it in the first place. The other kids never even get caught.
15th Jun '15 9:50:17 AM nombretomado
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** JossWhedon was raised by a single mother. Coincidence?

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** JossWhedon Creator/JossWhedon was raised by a single mother. Coincidence?
13th May '15 5:58:43 PM HeroicJay
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders''''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'' had Tino's dad show up for one episode, causing a temporary awkward moment as his dad and mother's boyfriend initially have no idea what to say to one another, and then wind up bonding over Tino's mom's [[LethalChef terrible cooking]].
13th May '15 5:46:12 PM nombretomado
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* ''GossipGirl'' has done this with both parents. Blair's father (who comes to visit once or twice per season) and Dan and Jenny's mother (who appeared in a minor arc in season one).

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* ''GossipGirl'' ''Series/GossipGirl'' has done this with both parents. Blair's father (who comes to visit once or twice per season) and Dan and Jenny's mother (who appeared in a minor arc in season one).
9th May '15 3:57:29 PM eroock
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* Happens in ''Film/PayItForward'', where Tevor's estranged father suddenly shows up at the door. It doesn't work out between the two.

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* Happens in ''Film/PayItForward'', where Tevor's when Trevor's estranged father suddenly shows up at the door. It doesn't work out between the two.
9th May '15 3:57:10 PM eroock
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* Happens in ''Film/PayItForward'', where Tevor's estranged father suddenly shows up at the door. It doesn't work out between the two.
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