History Series / Amen

17th Sep '17 1:05:14 PM DrOO7
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** The male half of a couple Reuben is counseling is like this too, taking anything and everything any other man says to he's wife as an advance--Ernie literally cannot say "Hello" or "Good morning" to the woman without the man wanting to fight him. He's completely oblivious to the fact that she's incredibly unattractive and ''no man'' wants her, while despite her own shrewish personality, she's devoted to him.



* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Rollie, to the max.

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* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: Rollie, to the max.folder
* SecondLove: Thelma to Reuben given his fiancee ditching him on their wedding day.
22nd May '17 10:24:03 PM DrOO7
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* CelebrityStar: Music/MCHammer in the episode "Three Men And A Hammer", playing [[ActingForTwo both the flamboyant Reverend Pressure and as himself]], encouraging Clarence not to drop out of school.



* MoodSwinger: Everyone notes Thelma's erratic behavior as hers and Reuben's anniversary approaches. Her father notes to friends Amelia and Rolly that her mother was the same way as ''their'' first anniversary cameó"She was laughing and giggling one​ minute and throwing pots and pans at me the next. But at least she had a good excuse. She was pregnant." Their eyes widen as they realize that he may have just pinpointed the reason for Thelma's conduct. Sure enough, it turns out she's expecting.
* MyBelovedSmother: Reuben's mother, who constantly takes passive-aggressive digs at Thelma and tries to make her feel like she's not good enough for him. Not until Thelma and Reuben finally tell her off does she admit that her son is the only family she has left and that she was afraid of losing him. Ernie counts too, for the way he tends to treat Thelma like a child, to the point where she and Reuben have to throw him out of their honeymoon suite. He then spends their honeymoon calling her every day, bawling his eyes out for an hour, constantly shows up at their apartment uninvited and unannounced, and is visibly pleased when a fire forces them to move in with him.

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* MoodSwinger: Everyone notes Thelma's erratic behavior as hers and Reuben's anniversary approaches. Her father notes to friends Amelia and Rolly that her mother was the same way as ''their'' first anniversary cameó"She cameó"Lorraine was laughing and giggling one​ minute and throwing pots and pans at me the next. But at least she had a good excuse. She was pregnant." Their eyes widen as they realize that he may have just pinpointed the reason for Thelma's conduct. Sure enough, it turns out she's expecting.
* MyBelovedSmother: Reuben's mother, who constantly takes passive-aggressive digs at Thelma and tries to make her feel like she's not good enough for him. Not until Thelma and Reuben finally tell her off does she admit that her son is the only family she has left and that she was afraid of losing him.
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Ernie counts too, for the way he tends to treat Thelma like a child, to the point where she and Reuben have to throw him out of their honeymoon suite. He then spends their honeymoon calling her every day, bawling his eyes out for an hour, constantly shows up at their apartment uninvited and unannounced, and is visibly pleased when a fire forces them to move in with him.him.
** It appears Ernie's own father-in-law was this to him, disowning his daughter when she married him. 30-something years later, Ernie is still angry over how heartbroken his wife was by this.


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** So is Music/MCHammer, who appeared as a flamboyant preacher and as himself.
20th Mar '17 9:15:48 PM DrOO7
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* StatusQuoIsGod: Thelma learns to cook during her stint in the Army. But after a disastrous attempt at baking bread-- she prepared for '''''600''''' rather than '''''6''''', she goes back to being a LethalChef.
** She also moves into Reuben's apartment after they marry, but a fire forces them to move back in with Ernie.
20th Mar '17 8:58:35 PM DrOO7
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** Ernie sees one to get over his fear of snakes.
20th Mar '17 8:57:53 PM DrOO7
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* MoodSwinger: Everyone notes Thelma's erratic behavior as hers and Reuben's anniversary approaches. Her father notes to friends Amelia and Rolly that her mother was the same way as ''their'' first anniversary cameó"She was laughing and giggling on minute and throwing pots and pans at me the next. But at least she had a good excuse. She was pregnant." Their eyes widen as they realize that he may have just pinpointed the reason for Thelma's conduct. Sure enough, it turns out she's expecting.

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* MoodSwinger: Everyone notes Thelma's erratic behavior as hers and Reuben's anniversary approaches. Her father notes to friends Amelia and Rolly that her mother was the same way as ''their'' first anniversary cameó"She was laughing and giggling on one​ minute and throwing pots and pans at me the next. But at least she had a good excuse. She was pregnant." Their eyes widen as they realize that he may have just pinpointed the reason for Thelma's conduct. Sure enough, it turns out she's expecting.


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* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted. Like many clergymen, Rueben serves as a marriage counselor and sees a shrink to help him get over his marital fears.


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** Ernie has one with a FemmeFatale client. It turns out to be AllJustADream.
2nd Oct '16 1:14:19 PM DrOO7
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* EstrangedSoapFamily: Neither Thelma' s grandfather nor Rueben' s mother show up at either of the couple's weddings, despite Ernie reconciling with the former and explicitly inviting him, and the latter appearing only one episode prior during which she tried to take over the wedding planning.

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* EstrangedSoapFamily: Neither Thelma' s Thelma's grandfather nor Rueben' s Reuben's mother show up at either of the couple's weddings, despite Ernie reconciling with the former and explicitly inviting him, and the latter appearing only one episode prior during which she tried to take over the wedding planning.


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* MoodSwinger: Everyone notes Thelma's erratic behavior as hers and Reuben's anniversary approaches. Her father notes to friends Amelia and Rolly that her mother was the same way as ''their'' first anniversary cameó"She was laughing and giggling on minute and throwing pots and pans at me the next. But at least she had a good excuse. She was pregnant." Their eyes widen as they realize that he may have just pinpointed the reason for Thelma's conduct. Sure enough, it turns out she's expecting.
11th Jul '16 5:48:46 PM foxley
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* DeadManHonking: When the gang tries to break into a piano store to return one that was stolen, they appoint the elderly Rolly as the lookout for the police. When the cops bust them anyway, they realize that Rolly has fallen asleep when they hear the sound of the car horn.
23rd Mar '16 7:31:30 AM tropower
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* SingleStanzaSong: The show's theme song.
-->"Turn on the light from Heaven, Lord! Shine on me! Shine on me!..."
21st Feb '16 7:29:16 PM DrOO7
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* EstrangedSoapFamily: Neither Thelma' s grandfather nor Rueben' s mother show up at either of the couple's weddings, despite Ernie reconciling with the former and explicitly inviting him, and the latter appearing only one episode prior during which she tried to take over the wedding planning.


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* IdenticalGrandson: Anna Maria Horsford (Thelma) plays her mother in a flashback that depicts how she and Ernie met.
23rd Jan '16 4:50:19 PM DrOO7
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Thelma to Ernie, Ruben, and Ruben's best friend. In another episode, after Ernie loses an election, he gives one to the core cast.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Thelma to Ernie, Ruben, and Ruben's best friend. In another episode, after Ernie loses an election, he gives one to the core cast. Thelma also gives a blistering one to her father and grandfather regarding their feuding, capping it off with this:
--> "I didn't know my mother very well, but I'm certain she would be as ''disgusted'' with you two as I am!"
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