History ParentWithNewParamour / LiveActionTV

14th Nov '16 1:19:13 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'': Shows up more than once, perhaps unsurprisingly what with ''Gilmore Girls'' being a show about a single HotMom and her teenage daughter. Rory usually gets along well with Lorelai's boyfriends, and indeed gets upset at least once about her mother not properly breaking up with them.

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* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'': Shows up more than once, perhaps unsurprisingly what with ''Gilmore Girls'' being a show about a single HotMom mom and her teenage daughter. Rory usually gets along well with Lorelai's boyfriends, and indeed gets upset at least once about her mother not properly breaking up with them.
30th Aug '16 1:14:58 PM theLibrarian
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* ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' has this as both a RunningGag and an occasional cause of TearJerker moments. London Tipton's father is constantly marrying new women after his first wife, and all of them end up divorcing him fairly quickly. The one time we see a stepmother in person she does make an effort to make a bond with London, who at first wants none of it because she believes that her new stepmother will be gone faster than she can blink.

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* ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' has this as both a RunningGag and an occasional cause of TearJerker moments. London Tipton's father is constantly marrying new women after his first wife, and all of them end up divorcing him fairly quickly. The one time we see a stepmother in person she does make an effort to make a bond with London, who at first wants none of it because she believes that her new stepmother will be gone faster than she can blink. London actually has a ''charm bracelet'' that lets her count how many step-mothers she's had.
30th Aug '16 1:14:32 PM theLibrarian
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* ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' has this as both a RunningGag and an occasional cause of TearJerker moments. London Tipton's father is constantly marrying new women after his first wife, and all of them end up divorcing him fairly quickly. The one time we see a stepmother in person she does make an effort to make a bond with London, who at first wants none of it because she believes that her new stepmother will be gone faster than she can blink.
24th Jul '16 3:35:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheBradyBunch'': This is the case of Parent With New Paramour taken to the ideal conclusion, with a relative minimum of tension between the parents and step children.

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* ''TheBradyBunch'': ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': This is the case of Parent With New Paramour taken to the ideal conclusion, with a relative minimum of tension between the parents and step children.
26th May '16 9:54:27 PM Miumia
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* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'': Shows up more than once, perhaps unsurprisingly what with ''Gilmore Girls'' being a show about a single HotMom and her teenage daughter. Rory usually gets along well with Lorelai's boyfriends, and indeed gets upset at least once about her mother not properly breaking up with them.
26th Jul '15 6:33:45 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Misfits}}'': Nathan and his mum's live-in boyfriend Jeremy do ''not'' get on - it seems to be mostly Nathan's fault though, and apparently he has a history of trying to ruin his mum's relationships (he even falsely accused one of her previous boyfriends of sexually assaulting him). He verbally abuses Jeremy a lot, even punching him for no good reason at one point and breaking the guy's nose. Nathan's mum gets sick of the situation and actually kicks her son out of the house, making him homeless. They do reconcile in the end though, and Nathan accepts that he was wrong to stand in the way of his mum's happiness and he moves out of the house permanently.
* ''PushingDaisies'': Has a tweaked example: Ned's father trots him off to boarding school and ignores him in favor of his new wife and kids.

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* ''{{Misfits}}'': ''Series/{{Misfits}}'': Nathan and his mum's live-in boyfriend Jeremy do ''not'' get on - it seems to be mostly Nathan's fault though, and apparently he has a history of trying to ruin his mum's relationships (he even falsely accused one of her previous boyfriends of sexually assaulting him). He verbally abuses Jeremy a lot, even punching him for no good reason at one point and breaking the guy's nose. Nathan's mum gets sick of the situation and actually kicks her son out of the house, making him homeless. They do reconcile in the end though, and Nathan accepts that he was wrong to stand in the way of his mum's happiness and he moves out of the house permanently.
* ''PushingDaisies'': ''Series/PushingDaisies'': Has a tweaked example: Ned's father trots him off to boarding school and ignores him in favor of his new wife and kids.
23rd Jun '15 6:35:20 PM Seanette
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* ''Series/Castle'': Alexis, who is used to basically being the mature one in the household, is personally fine with her father hooking up with Beckett.

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* ''Series/Castle'': ''Series/{{Castle}}'': Alexis, who is used to basically being the mature one in the household, is personally fine with her father hooking up with Beckett.
14th Jun '15 10:11:39 PM nombretomado
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** There's Giles, who had a somewhat tentative but eventually friendly and entirely mature and responsible platonic friendship with Joyce. You know, except for that one time they ate the band candy, reverted to the mental age of 16 and had sex on top of a police car. Twice. Something of a SubvertedTrope there, since Buffy canonically thinks of Giles as a father, but reacted with horror when she found out about the tryst - though that might have been because she got [[{{Squick}} the gory details]] [[PsychicPowers directly from Joyce's brain]], and the memory was apparently a very pleasant one. Also ''{{Dracula}}'', though that lasted even less time, and was offscreen. She seemed happy after when Joyce went out with a nice guy in season five, Joyce's hilariously squicky jokes notwithstanding. Of course, this being a JossWhedon show, [[spoiler:Joyce died the next day.]]

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** There's Giles, who had a somewhat tentative but eventually friendly and entirely mature and responsible platonic friendship with Joyce. You know, except for that one time they ate the band candy, reverted to the mental age of 16 and had sex on top of a police car. Twice. Something of a SubvertedTrope there, since Buffy canonically thinks of Giles as a father, but reacted with horror when she found out about the tryst - though that might have been because she got [[{{Squick}} the gory details]] [[PsychicPowers directly from Joyce's brain]], and the memory was apparently a very pleasant one. Also ''{{Dracula}}'', though that lasted even less time, and was offscreen. She seemed happy after when Joyce went out with a nice guy in season five, Joyce's hilariously squicky jokes notwithstanding. Of course, this being a JossWhedon Creator/JossWhedon show, [[spoiler:Joyce died the next day.]]
4th Jun '15 10:50:41 PM erforce
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* ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'': Has Bill's mom, [[Series/BabylonFive Susan Ivanova]] dating his gym coach, [[Film/BackToTheFuture Biff Tannen]]. Not only is this a to-the-letter case of example three, but Bill uses the opportunity to slack off in gym class and mouth of to the coach, placing said coach in a very difficult situation.

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* ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'': Has Bill's mom, [[Series/BabylonFive Susan Ivanova]] dating his gym coach, [[Film/BackToTheFuture [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Biff Tannen]]. Not only is this a to-the-letter case of example three, but Bill uses the opportunity to slack off in gym class and mouth of to the coach, placing said coach in a very difficult situation.
27th May '15 6:46:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{iCarly}}'': Mrs. Benson started dating the doorman Lewbert in one episode. They end up [[ComedicSociopathy throwing Freddie down the stairs]] so they can break the FlorenceNightingaleEffect between his mom and Lewbert.
* ''MadMen'': Gives us something of a combination of an InvertedTrope and Type 1: Don Draper invites his secretary Megan Calvet on a vacation to California with him and his kids specifically because she handled them so well on a visit to the office. It's only on the trip that he sleeps with her and ''then'' proposes after she's established a firm rapport with Sally and Bobby: when he announces his decision to marry her, they are actually kind of happy it happened.
* ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': Season 3 had an episode with Kimberly fretting about her mother's new boyfriend, a french artist (JustifiedTrope in that the artist wished for them to move to France with him, putting Kimberly's Ranger career to an end).

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* ''{{iCarly}}'': ''Series/{{iCarly}}'': Mrs. Benson started dating the doorman Lewbert in one episode. They end up [[ComedicSociopathy throwing Freddie down the stairs]] so they can break the FlorenceNightingaleEffect between his mom and Lewbert.
* ''MadMen'': ''Series/MadMen'': Gives us something of a combination of an InvertedTrope and Type 1: Don Draper invites his secretary Megan Calvet on a vacation to California with him and his kids specifically because she handled them so well on a visit to the office. It's only on the trip that he sleeps with her and ''then'' proposes after she's established a firm rapport with Sally and Bobby: when he announces his decision to marry her, they are actually kind of happy it happened.
* ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': Season 3 had an episode with Kimberly fretting about her mother's new boyfriend, a french artist (JustifiedTrope in that the artist wished for them to move to France with him, putting Kimberly's Ranger career to an end).
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