History ManChild / LiveActionTV

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.
8th Apr '16 5:01:42 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* Caitlyn on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' for the same reasons as the above is supposed to be a 10 year old girl, but was played by then the well into her 30's Amy Poehler
* In one episode of SuiteLifeOnDeck called ''The Starship Tipton'', GeorgeTakei played a descendant of London named 'Rome Tipton'. He is usually seen with a teddy bear and acted very much like London. He was even still in school.

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* Caitlyn on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' for the same reasons as the above is supposed to be a 10 year old girl, but was played by then the well into her 30's Amy Poehler
Poehler.
* Schemer from ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'' is a full grown adult and doesn't know how to take care of himself. He also doesn't seem to understand the value of a dollar, as he thinks a nickel is a valuable amount of currency. (Even in the '90s, any self-respecting arcade machine would cost at least a quarter to use.) Taken UpToEleven in "Schemer's Alone", where his mother goes away overnight.
-->'''Schemer:''' "Take out the trash, make your bed, say please and thank you." I mean what does she think I am, some kind of mature adult?
* In one episode of SuiteLifeOnDeck ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' called ''The "The Starship Tipton'', Tipton", GeorgeTakei played a descendant of London named 'Rome Tipton'. He is usually seen with a teddy bear and acted very much like London. He was even still in school.
8th Apr '16 3:41:06 PM ShazamJr
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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': While all the characters indulge themselves in childish things, Sheldon insists that ''someone'' take care of him the way his mother would when he's sick (or even just ''home''sick), locks himself in his bedroom where no one else is allowed when he's furious, curls up into a crying ball of sad on his bed when he's embarrassed, runs away from home when he's upset, is practically traumatized by the sound of people arguing[[note]]Although this one may be perfectly justified, as his parents often got into arguments when he was a child and it is also implied that a lot of the arguments were exceedingly violent (he mentioned that his father would start throwing plates and shattering them in the kitchen, and that his mom planned to place glass shards in his father's meatloaf), even when they said to Sheldon that they stopped fighting[[/note]], and is stubborn and petty beyond all reason. The only thing on this planet that can force him to behave rationally when he's angry or depressed is an order from his mother, who Lenard calls "Sheldon's Kryptonite". He also responds positively to being patronized by Penny, especially if he gets a toy robot and a comic book out of it. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Bernadette at one point, after she successfully got him to go to bed by first reasoning with him about the effects of lack of sleep, and then simply treating him like an overgrown child and sending him to bed.

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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': While all the characters indulge themselves in childish things, Sheldon insists that ''someone'' take care of him the way his mother would when he's sick (or even just ''home''sick), locks himself in his bedroom where no one else is allowed when he's furious, curls up into a crying ball of sad on his bed when he's embarrassed, runs away from home when he's upset, is practically traumatized by the sound of people arguing[[note]]Although this one may be perfectly justified, as his parents often got into arguments when he was a child and it is also implied that a lot of the arguments were exceedingly violent (he mentioned that his father would start throwing plates and shattering them in the kitchen, and that his mom planned to place glass shards in his father's meatloaf), even when they said to Sheldon that they stopped fighting[[/note]], and is stubborn and petty beyond all reason. The only thing on this planet that can force him to behave rationally when he's angry or depressed is an order from his mother, who Lenard Leonard calls "Sheldon's Kryptonite". He also responds positively to being patronized by Penny, especially if he gets a toy robot and a comic book out of it. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Bernadette at one point, after she successfully got him to go to bed by first reasoning with him about the effects of lack of sleep, and then simply treating him like an overgrown child and sending him to bed.
1st Apr '16 10:08:05 PM DrSteveBrule
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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.



* Cartoon DonaldTrump is portrayed as this on ''Series/TheLateShowwithStephrnColbert'' after the real DonaldTrump used the "he started it" argument in his beef with TedCruz.
1st Apr '16 10:05:24 PM DrSteveBrule
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* Cartoon DonaldTrump is portrayed as this on ''Series/TheLateShowwithStephrnColbert'' after the real DonaldTrump used the "he started it" argument in his beef with TedCruz.
27th Feb '16 5:16:59 AM SirVancelot131
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* Joey Gladstone in ''Series/FullHouse'' loves cartoons, junk food, and having fun most of the time, and is in his 30s. By the time of ''Series/FullerHouse'', he's in his 50s and hasn't changed a bit.
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