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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.
4th Oct '16 6:05:13 AM TMNTFanGirl
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This rarely works in the reverse, as dads usually aren't portrayed as raising children as single parents unless that mom is dead or something.

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



* ''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, 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 the mother (who just walked out on the family one day) comes back for a visit. The last time, time she came to visit, Blossom's dad tells her not to come back.
23rd Sep '16 5:14:04 PM TMNTFanGirl
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In a show where main child character is mentioned to have divorced parents, 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 single fathers usually aren't portrayed with custody of their children unless the mother is dead or something.

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In a show where the main child character is mentioned to have divorced parents, 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 single fathers dads usually aren't portrayed with custody of their as raising children as single parents unless the mother that mom 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 doesn't consider the man her dad, and he doesn't consider her his daughter, since Misako's marriage ended before she adopted Sana as her daughter.

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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 doesn't and her mom's ex-husband don't actually consider the man her dad, themselves father-and-daughter, and he doesn't consider her his daughter, since Misako's marriage ended before she adopted legally-speaking, they're not--Misako (Sana's adoptive mother) didn't adopt Sana as until after she and her daughter.husband had gotten divorced.
20th Sep '16 12:50:56 PM TMNTFanGirl
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In a show where a main character is being raised by a single mom, there will be an episode where the divorced dad visits.

This rarely works in the reverse, as single fathers are rarely portrayed with custody unless the mother is dead.

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In a show where a main child character is being raised by a single mom, mentioned to have divorced parents, they're pretty much always shown living with their mom. However, there will be probably end up being an episode where the divorced dad visits.

This rarely works in the reverse, as single fathers are rarely usually aren't portrayed with custody of their children unless the mother is dead.
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 doesn't consider this guy a dad, and he doesn't consider her his daughter, since Misako's marriage ended before she found Sana.

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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 doesn't consider this guy a the man her dad, and he doesn't consider her his daughter, since Misako's marriage ended before she found Sana.adopted Sana as her daughter.
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.
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