History PlayingWith / DisappearedDad

17th Feb '16 11:37:22 AM Eievie
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* '''Gender Inverted''': [[MissingMom Bob's mother is absent.]]

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* '''Gender Inverted''': [[MissingMom Bob's mother is absent.]]MissingMom



* '''Enforced''': "So far, it's all traditional households. Realistically, there should be at least one single-parent family among the main cast." "Let's delete Bob's father from the script and say he's dead."
* '''Lampshaded''': "We've never met your father, Bob. What's he like?" "I don't know. To be honest, I don't believe I've ever met him."

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* '''Enforced''': "So far, it's all traditional households. Realistically, there should be at least one single-parent family among the main cast." "Let's delete Bob's father from the script and say he's dead."
* '''Lampshaded''': "We've never met your father, Bob. What's he like?" "I like?"\\"I don't know. To be honest, I don't believe I've ever met him.know, he left when my mom was pregnant with me."



* '''Conversed''':
** "Where is Bob's father? It's almost scary that we've never seen him."
** "Why doesn't that kid have a father? Are we to believe he was adopted or what?"

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* '''Conversed''':
** "Where is Bob's father? It's almost scary that we've never seen him."
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'''Conversed''': "Why doesn't that kid have a father? Are we to believe he was adopted or what?"
27th Sep '15 7:06:46 PM TrickyTroper
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* '''Inverted''': Bob is the one who is completely absent from his father's life for reasons out of either of their control.

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* '''Inverted''': Bob is the one who is completely absent from his father's life for reasons out of either of their control.



* '''Parodied''': All the family photos have Bob's father cut out from them.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
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All the family photos have Bob's father cut out from them.them.
** Bob's father is brutally murdered during a family outing, and the family carries on as if nothing had happened.
** Bob's father literally [[NoBodyLeftBehind vanishes into thin air]].



* '''Enforced''': One of the writers was born after his father died (or his parents were divorced), and he decides to apply this aspect of his life to a character.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Mommy, what happened to Papa?"

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* '''Enforced''': One of "So far, it's all traditional households. Realistically, there should be at least one single-parent family among the writers was born after his main cast." "Let's delete Bob's father died (or his parents were divorced), from the script and he decides to apply this aspect of his life to a character.
say he's dead."
* '''Lampshaded''': "Mommy, what happened to Papa?""We've never met your father, Bob. What's he like?" "I don't know. To be honest, I don't believe I've ever met him."



* '''Discussed''': "Where is Bob's father? It's almost scary that we've never seen him."
* '''Conversed''': "Why doesn't that kid have a father? Are we to believe he was adopted or what?"

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* '''Discussed''': "Where is Bob's father? It's almost scary "No, my father isn't dead, or even a deadbeat for that we've never seen him.matter. He's just at work all the time."
* '''Conversed''': '''Conversed''':
** "Where is Bob's father? It's almost scary that we've never seen him."
**
"Why doesn't that kid have a father? Are we to believe he was adopted or what?"



* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': At first, most characters' fathers are not shown because they are at work. The writers eventually decide to show most of them except Bob's father, because they feel that there should realistically be at least one single-parent family in the cast.

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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': At first, most characters' fathers are not shown because they are at work. The One of the writers eventually decide was born after his father died (or his parents were divorced), and he decides to show most apply this aspect of them except Bob's father, because they feel that there should realistically be at least one single-parent family in the cast.his life to a character.
30th Apr '14 3:12:50 PM TrickyTroper
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* '''Implied''': Despite him being a kid, Bob's dad is never brought up in any way, shape or form, leading the audience to belive that this was the case.

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* '''Implied''': '''Implied''':
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Despite him being a kid, Bob's dad is never brought up in any way, shape or form, leading the audience to belive believe that this was the case.case.
** Bob's family is [[TheGhost mentioned but never seen]]. Bob constantly tells his friends how much he loves his mother and siblings, but does not mention his father even once.
27th Mar '14 4:37:15 PM TrickyTroper
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'''Basic Trope''': A character's father is missing or absent

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'''Basic Trope''': A character's father is missing or absentabsent, often without mention.



* '''Gender Inverted''': MissingMom.

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* '''Gender Inverted''': MissingMom.[[MissingMom Bob's mother is absent.]]



* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': At first, most characters' fathers are not shown because they are at work. The writers eventually decide to show most of them except Bob's father, because they feel that there should realistically be at least one single-parent family in the cast.



%%* '''Reconstructed''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???

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%%* '''Reconstructed''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''':
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17th Nov '13 10:11:01 AM TrickyTroper
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* '''Justified''': DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou.

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* '''Justified''': DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou.'''Justified''':
** DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou.
** He's dead.
** He lives far away.
** Bob's mother was never married; Bob was either adopted or an illegitimate child.
9th Nov '13 9:48:55 PM TrickyTroper
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* '''Parodied''': ???

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* '''Parodied''': ???All the family photos have Bob's father cut out from them.



* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': "Where is that kid's father? It's almost scary that we've never seen him."

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* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''':
"Where is that kid's Bob's father? It's almost scary that we've never seen him.""
* '''Conversed''': "Why doesn't that kid have a father? Are we to believe he was adopted or what?"
9th Nov '13 9:46:55 PM TrickyTroper
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* '''Invoked''': Bob's dad purposefully walked out if his sons life, perhaps because he thought he would be a bad influence on Bob.

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* '''Invoked''': Bob's dad purposefully walked out if of his sons son's life, perhaps because he thought he would be a bad influence on Bob.



* '''Defied''': Bob's dad goes to great lengths to be a part of his son's life regardless of what the world throws at him.

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* '''Defied''': Bob's dad goes to great lengths to be a part of his son's life life, regardless of what the world throws at him.
5th Nov '13 10:31:07 AM TrickyTroper
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* '''Exaggerated''': Bob doesn't even know his father.

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
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Bob doesn't even know his father.father.
** Many characters seem not to have fathers.



* '''Subverted''': It initially seems like Bob's dad is never about, but then we see him and his father having a good time together, and showing that they are apparently quite close.

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* '''Gender Inverted''': MissingMom.
* '''Subverted''': It initially seems like Bob's dad is never about, but then we see him and his father having a good time together, and showing that they are apparently quite close.close. Apparently the dad was just at work all this time [[FridgeHorror or something]].



* '''Enforced''': One of the writers' father died before he was born, and he decides to apply this aspect of his life to a character.

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* '''Enforced''': One of the writers' writers was born after his father died before he was born, (or his parents were divorced), and he decides to apply this aspect of his life to a character.



* '''Conversed''': ???

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* '''Conversed''': ???"Where is that kid's father? It's almost scary that we've never seen him."



* '''Played For Laughs''': Bob's father is a deadbeat who still lives nearby, but goes to great lengths to avoid his ex-wife and son.
* '''Played For Drama''': In a Father's Day episode, most characters are shown bonding with their fathers, and everyone sympathizes with Bob, who feels left out because his father is dead.



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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''': ???

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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
%%* '''Played For Laughs''': ???
%%* '''Played For Drama''':
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13th Aug '13 6:34:37 PM Th3Hawk
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* '''Lampshaded''': ???

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* '''Lampshaded''': ???"Mommy, what happened to Papa?"
12th Mar '13 3:10:16 PM Acebrock
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* '''Inverted''': Bob's father wants to be emotionally close to his son, but Bob doesn't let him, perhaps because he's always hanging out with friends or always studying.

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* '''Inverted''': Bob's father wants to be emotionally close to Bob is the one who is completely absent from his son, but Bob doesn't let him, perhaps because he's always hanging father's life for reasons out with friends or always studying.of either of their control.
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