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9th Dec '16 3:53:50 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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** One Thanksgiving episode has most of the cast argue at the dinner table over who started a kitchen fire the previous Thanksgiving. Only Dreyfus had the valid explanation.
9th Dec '16 3:48:51 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Charlie. For all his womanizing, there have been several women who he's genuinely liked-including Barbara and Carol, whom he's often taken on a protective attitude to as well.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Charlie. For all his womanizing, there have been several women who he's genuinely liked-including liked, including Barbara and Carol, whom he's often taken on a protective attitude to as well.
6th Dec '16 12:49:44 AM JustTroper
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* ExtraDigits: One season finale has Harry, Carol, and Barbara going to England for a family ceremony. Just before they leave, Barbara mentions Carol having been born with eleven toes. When they get to the castle, they meet a butler who also has eleven toes. Later, Harry gets lost in the dungeon and stumbles upon a skeleton who also has eleven toes.
13th Sep '16 8:08:35 PM glickmam
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* RealitySubtext: Barbara moving to Arizona is because her portrayer, Kristy [=McNichol=] was diagnosed with UsefulNotes/BipolarDisorder and needed time off for treatment.
18th Jul '16 3:30:55 PM DrOO7
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* BelligerentSexualTension: Given that they slept together and even attempted a relationship, a lot of Charlie and Carol's bickering can be attributed to this.



* EstrangedSoapFamily: Aside from her one-season appearance, Emily missed many key events in her family's life--holidays, Carol's wedding in the series finale, etc.



* HollywoodHomely: In-universe. Carol is incredibly insecure about her looks, even though she's reasonably attractive.
* HollywoodPudgy: In-universe, Carol is also perpetually obsessed with either losing or maintaining her weight and considers herself a "pig" should she weigh more than 115 pounds. She's the only person who sees herself as this--note that for all their merciless teasing, neither Barbara nor Charlie ever taunts her about her weight.



* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: Halfway through the series, Barbara moved out and never-before-seen sister Emily moved in. Then Emily moved out again and Carol became a single mom. Meanwhile, Harry moved out of his posh pediatric office and into an inner-city clinic to practice adult medicine.



* PutOnABus: Barbara moves to Tucson, Arizona in season 5.

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* PutOnABus: Barbara moves to Tucson, Arizona in season 5.5 and Emily returns to school after her one-season stint.



* RealitySubtext: Barbara moving to Arizona is because her portrayer, Kristy [=McNichol=] was diagnosed with UsefulNotes/BipolarDisorder and needed time off for treatment.



* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: Womanizer Charlie Dietz becomes a meteorologist on the local news and compares the size of some hailstones to the anchorwoman's breasts. Cue the trope.

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: FairCop Barbara and the more feminine Carol.
* TheUnfavorite: Carol is convinced she's this to everyone in comparison to her two sisters. It doesn't help that her overwhelming neuroses--of which this is one of--''does'' make it harder for people to have a relationship with her.
* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: Womanizer Charlie Dietz becomes a meteorologist on the local news and compares the size of some hailstones to the anchorwoman's breasts. Cue the trope.trope.
* YourCheatingHeart: Carol's husband cheated on her, prompting their divorce. In another episode, Harry suspects that Barbara's latest boyfriend is married and turns out to be right.
27th Mar '16 10:09:21 AM Baeraad555
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* BigFun: [[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]] in ''More to Love.'' Danny appears to be this, but is actually a StepfordSmiler.
-->'''Danny:''' I learned a long time ago that if you're fat and funny, people like having you around - you're a "great guy." But if you're not funny, then all you are is fat.



* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: Womanizer Charlie Dietz becomes a meteorologist on the local news and compares the size of some hailstones to the anchorwoman's breasts. Cue the trope.

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* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: Womanizer Charlie Dietz becomes a meteorologist on the local news and compares the size of some hailstones to the anchorwoman's breasts. Cue the trope.
13th Feb '16 2:21:52 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* DroppedAfterThePilot: As a spin-off to ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'', almost everything about ''Series/EmptyNest'' was dropped after the pilot, including it's premise. The pilot starred an older married couple dealing with the fact that their children had all left home; The series was about a widower whose two adult daughters still lived at home. The only things which carried through to the series were the main character's job as a doctor, and the wacky neighbor played by David Leisure (although that character also changed name and career).

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* DroppedAfterThePilot: As a spin-off to ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'', almost everything about ''Series/EmptyNest'' was dropped after the pilot, including it's its premise. The pilot starred an older married couple dealing with the fact that their children had all left home; The series was about a widower whose two adult daughters still lived at home. The only things which carried through to the series were the main character's job as a doctor, and the wacky neighbor played by David Leisure (although that character also changed name and career).
23rd May '15 9:49:53 PM DrOO7
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* IronicName: The show's title refers to the phenomenon of married couples being left alone when their children move out to go college/graduate school/get married, but the premise of the show has Harry's adult daughters moving back in with him.
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