History ManChild / LiveActionTV

22nd Sep '16 8:39:11 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheBeverlyHillbillies'': Jethro Bodine, in spades. Although his emotional and mental immaturity is owed to his lack of education (he's ''proud'' to be a sixth-grade graduate) and awe at being introduced to the Beverly Hills lifestyle.

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* ''TheBeverlyHillbillies'': ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'': Jethro Bodine, in spades. Although his emotional and mental immaturity is owed to his lack of education (he's ''proud'' to be a sixth-grade graduate) and awe at being introduced to the Beverly Hills lifestyle.
31st Aug '16 8:00:42 PM somebob
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* '''Series/SchoolOfRock'' has Mr Finn. He lives with his father and is a failed musician who was kicked out of his former band. The students can associate with him more as he is more on their level.
30th Aug '16 12:16:33 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* Many of the ''Sesame Street'' Muppets are this. They do some classically "adult" things (Bert and Ernie share an apartment, Big Bird lives semi-independently in his nest, Grover has had many jobs). Yet developmentally, they represent the ages of the target audience (Big Bird is developmentally 6, Grover is developmentally 4, and so on, according to WordOfGod).

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* Many of the ''Sesame Street'' ''Series/SesameStreet'' Muppets are this. They do some classically "adult" things (Bert and Ernie share an apartment, Big Bird lives semi-independently in his nest, Grover [[NewJobAsThePlotDemands has had many jobs).jobs]]). Yet developmentally, they represent the ages of the target audience (Big Bird is developmentally 6, Grover is developmentally 4, and so on, according to WordOfGod).
13th Aug '16 11:35:06 PM SamuraiGal
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** Cartoon DonaldTrump is portrayed as this on ''Series/TheLateShowwithStephenColbert'' after the real Creator/DonaldTrump used the "he started it" argument in his beef with TedCruz.
10th Aug '16 2:33:18 AM AgProv
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* A whole rafter of British sitcoms started spawning in the UsefulNotes/TheNineties and well into the new millenium, where the central characters were Man-Children and their DistaffCounterpart equivalents who were alone, adrift and floundering in a hostile world. The central character of ''Series/BadEducation'', for instance, a completely inept teacher trying to get down with the kids and failing; Sharon Horgan in ''Series/{{Pulling}}'' and her circle of friends were the female equivalent. Other examples might include ''Series/HimAndHer'', Simon Pegg and his friends in ''Series/{{Spaced}}'', and many others. Home-grown comedy on the younth-orientated Creator/{{BBC}}3 channel depended on this trope.
19th May '16 4:06:23 PM nombretomado
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* Vince in TheMightyBoosh is constantly eating sweets, writes in crayon and has an imaginary friend made out of bubble-gum called Charlie.

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* Vince in TheMightyBoosh ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' is constantly eating sweets, writes in crayon and has an imaginary friend made out of bubble-gum called Charlie.



* Phil from ''Series/ModernFamily''.

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* %%* Phil from ''Series/ModernFamily''.



* Randy from ''Series.MyNameIsEarl''.

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* Randy from ''Series.MyNameIsEarl''.''Series/MyNameIsEarl''.



* Kevin from ''{{Series/The Office|US}}''. Not that evident in the early episodes, but as the character became more prominent, he devolves into a simple-minded man-child with a subnormal IQ.
** Also, Michael Scott, very much so.
* Andy on ''Series/ParksAndRecreation''. Part of the reason the show is praised for GrowingTheBeard is his CharacterDevelopment having him go from a JerkAss to a simple man who just doesn't know better.
** April of the same show fits as a WomanChild.
*** And now they're married and live in the same house that they never clean, repair, or pay for. Ben has to babysit them.

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* Kevin from ''{{Series/The Office|US}}''. Office|US}}'':
** Kevin -
Not that evident in the early episodes, but as the character became more prominent, he devolves into a simple-minded man-child with a subnormal IQ.
** Also, %%** Michael Scott, very much so.
* Andy on ''Series/ParksAndRecreation''.''Series/ParksAndRecreation'':
** Andy.
Part of the reason the show is praised for GrowingTheBeard is his CharacterDevelopment having him go from a JerkAss to a simple man who just doesn't know better.
** April of the same show fits as a WomanChild.
*** And now they're
WomanChild. Since she and Andy are married and live in the same house that house, which they never clean, repair, cleaned, repaired, or pay for. paid for, Ben has to babysit them.for them.



** In one episode, after freaking out about his NintendoDS being stolen, his girlfriend tells him to stop acting like a child and he responds "I'm not acting."

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** In one episode, after freaking out about his NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS being stolen, his girlfriend tells him to stop acting like a child and he responds "I'm not acting."
11th May '16 7:48:17 PM hamza678
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** Cartoon DonaldTrump is portrayed as this on ''Series/TheLateShowwithStephenColbert'' after the real DonaldTrump used the "he started it" argument in his beef with TedCruz.

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** Cartoon DonaldTrump is portrayed as this on ''Series/TheLateShowwithStephenColbert'' after the real DonaldTrump Creator/DonaldTrump used the "he started it" argument in his beef with TedCruz.



* ''TheMunsters'': Herman Munster. He enjoys watching children's programs, and frequently throws foundation-shaking temper tantrums.
* Randy from ''MyNameIsEarl''.

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* ''TheMunsters'': ''Series/TheMunsters'': Herman Munster. He enjoys watching children's programs, and frequently throws foundation-shaking temper tantrums.
* Randy from ''MyNameIsEarl''.''Series.MyNameIsEarl''.



* Max from TwoBrokeGirls has shades of this while she's not as immature as a child, she has a child like entusiasm for things like drugs and candy. She's essentially what Amy Phoeler's Saturday Night Live character Caitlin, a hyperactive 10 year old, may be like 15 years later. She also could possibly be a compulsive liar as many of her [[NoodleIncident stories]] seem way too farfetched to be true and something a child would tell.
* Possibly every [[BumblingDad male-lead]] on a family sitcom ever, from "Yes, Dear" to "Still Standing".

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* Max from TwoBrokeGirls ''Series/TwoBrokeGirls'' has shades of this while she's not as immature as a child, she has a child like entusiasm childlike enthusiasm for things like drugs and candy. She's essentially what Amy Phoeler's Saturday Night Live character Caitlin, a hyperactive 10 year old, may be like 15 years later. She also could possibly be a compulsive liar as many of her [[NoodleIncident stories]] seem way too farfetched to be true and something a child would tell.
* Possibly every [[BumblingDad male-lead]] on a family sitcom ever, from "Yes, Dear" to "Still Standing".
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30th Apr '16 2:54:45 PM DVB
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** It's hinted that a good deal of Shawn's childish moments was due to the strict upbringing by his police father and not having been able to make more life choices and such.

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** It's hinted that a good deal of Shawn's childish moments was due to the strict upbringing by Henry; despite having an involved childhood, he still missed out on opportunities to do things his police way (his father heavily disapproved of superhero comics for how they make cops look) and not having most acitivites are molded to serve as learning experiences for Shawn to become a cop, so he could be just doing what he wants.
** To a lesser extent, but still prevalent, is his best friend Burton Guster. While he does play the StraightMan to his antics, holds a respectable job and is overall more serious, he has plenty of moments where he indulges in fun with Shawn and he has
been able to make more life choices seen in pajamas with trains. Other moments include their love of bunnies and such.he is also pretty sensitive. He depends heavily on Shawn and vice versa.
21st Apr '16 6:09:21 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheDukesOfHazzard'': James Best once said of Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane the character fitting this trope that Rosco is like a 7-year-old child who loves initiating car chases. Indeed, much of Rosco's behavior is that of a 7-year-old. While that of Hazzard County Commissioner J.D. "Boss" Hogg (Rosco's boss, confidant and partner in crime ... and his brother-in-law) is similar to the 10-year-old big brother.
* Dougal from ''FatherTed''.

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* ''TheDukesOfHazzard'': ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'': James Best once said of Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane the character fitting this trope that Rosco is like a 7-year-old child who loves initiating car chases. Indeed, much of Rosco's behavior is that of a 7-year-old. While that of Hazzard County Commissioner J.D. "Boss" Hogg (Rosco's boss, confidant and partner in crime ... and his brother-in-law) is similar to the 10-year-old big brother.
* %%* Dougal from ''FatherTed''.''Series/FatherTed''.
18th Apr '16 2:52:45 AM KlawKalash
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* Adrian Monk from the eponymous series ''Monk'' can be this at times. He tends to cringe and whine when faced with one of his multiple phobias. He's still obsessed with his childhood favorite show ''The Cooper Clan'' [[spoiler: at least until he finds out the truth about the stars in Season 8.]] One particular episode has him totally revert to acting like a nine-year-old as a result of hypnotism. He [[PgymalionSnapBack snaps out of it by the end]] because StatusQuoIsGod.

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* Adrian Monk from the eponymous series ''Monk'' can be this at times. He tends to cringe and whine when faced with one of his multiple phobias. He's still obsessed with his childhood favorite show ''The Cooper Clan'' [[spoiler: at least until he finds out the truth about the stars in Season 8.]] One particular episode has him totally revert to acting like a nine-year-old as a result of hypnotism. He [[PgymalionSnapBack [[PygmalionSnapBack snaps out of it by the end]] because StatusQuoIsGod.
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