History Series / FamilyMatters

23rd Apr '16 2:19:47 AM SchuminWeb
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* BadassFamily: The Winslows, Steve and 3J included. Carl, who has taken down crooks and has verbally defended his family ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Steve]]) several times and helped to diffuse a bomb. This is understandable because he's a cop. But then there's Steve, Richie and 3J (as {{Bruce Lee Clone}}s) defeating a street gang, Estelle judo throwing a crook, Rachel tightrope walking on a clothesline several stories in the air (in heels) to save a drunk Steve from plummeting to his death and Harriette [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech telling off her boss]].

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* BadassFamily: The Winslows, Steve and 3J included. Carl, who has taken down crooks and has verbally defended his family ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Steve]]) several times and helped to diffuse defuse a bomb. This is understandable because he's a cop. But then there's Steve, Richie and 3J (as {{Bruce Lee Clone}}s) defeating a street gang, Estelle judo throwing a crook, Rachel tightrope walking on a clothesline several stories in the air (in heels) to save a drunk Steve from plummeting to his death and Harriette [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech telling off her boss]].
23rd Apr '16 2:08:42 AM SchuminWeb
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** In the gambling instance, it took Eddie's ''fourth'' time in losing money to realize that gambling was not the way to recoup losses (he and Waldo had been swindled out of thousands after a con man promised them tickets to a Chicago Bulls game/locker room passes/opportunities to date the cheerleaders, and Eddie goes to his father for assistance; Carl threatens to press charges and that is enough to scare the con man into paying Eddie back).

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** In the gambling instance, it took Eddie's ''fourth'' time in losing money to realize that gambling was not the way to recoup losses (he and Waldo had been swindled out of thousands stuck with a bill for several hundred dollars after a con man promised them tickets an opportunity to a meet the Chicago Bulls game/locker room passes/opportunities to date the cheerleaders, Bulls, and Eddie goes to his father for assistance; Carl threatens to press charges and that is enough to scare ultimately arrested the con man into paying Eddie back).men in his role as a police officer).
20th Apr '16 3:09:30 PM PF
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** Possibly more a CaptainErsatz for Phil Drummond of ''Diff'rent Strokes.'' The Buddy Goodrich character is a black man who adopts two white orphans.
20th Apr '16 12:27:10 PM Drcynic24
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** An earlier example would be Carl's former boss Lt. Murtaugh who was a semi-regular for a few years. He disappeared with nary a mention in 1993.
13th Apr '16 9:01:24 PM lorgskyegon
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* ShownTheirWork: When Steve saves Carl with CPR, he mentions having taken a CPR class and hoped he remembered what to do. He did everything exactly right. First, he checked for breathing and heartbeat. Next, he told Waldo to get him the first aid kit and Eddie to call 911 (instead of just telling "someone"). Then he used the breath guard and did two breaths followed by 15 chest compressions. Perfect.
8th Apr '16 5:54:47 PM Market43Fan
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* LightsOffSomebodyDies: The episode "Farewell, My Laura" features Steve (as Johnny Danger) cornering all the suspects in the murder of supper club owner Rachel and accusing each of the other characters. As soon as he accuses the character in question; the lights go out and the accused is a corpse, cutting the number of suspects down to the culprit: [[spoiler:Laura]].


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* NoirEpisode: Season 3's season finale; "Farewell, My Laura", focuses on a screenplay written by Steve featuring him as a private eye named Johnny Danger.
7th Apr '16 1:17:48 PM GunarmDyne
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* WhatAnIdiot: InUniverse. After Eddie is ripped off for 500 dollars at a lounge and Waldo blurts the truth to Carl, Carl leaves the house muttering, "That's a stupid boy," to himself.
4th Apr '16 4:28:54 AM PF
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* HigherEducationIsForWomen: This trope was played straight within the Winslow family. Laura was a straight A student and was on her way to become a lawyer, but Eddy was never good in school, and even though he spent a couple of years in College, he would drop out to become a policeman instead. Steve however is an aversion, as he too had always had been a straight A student and was excelling in College.

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* HigherEducationIsForWomen: This trope was played straight within the Winslow family. Laura was a straight A student and was on her way to become a lawyer, but Eddy lawyer. Eddie was never good in school, and even though he spent a couple of years in College, college, he would drop out to become a policeman instead. Steve however Steve, however, is an aversion, as he too had always had been a straight A student and was excelling in College.college.
3rd Apr '16 9:58:25 PM AdamNY
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** In one episode, Laura partners up with Steve for a science project, hoping to get an easy "A". She falls asleep on the couch at one point and dreams that he accidentally nukes Chicago, complete with a mushroom cloud echoing ''"DID I DO THAT?"''
16th Feb '16 4:51:19 AM Furienna
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* HigherEducationIsForWomen: This trope was played straight within the Winslow family. Laura was a straight A student and was on her way to become a lawyer, but Eddy was never good in school, and even though he spent a couple of years in College, he would drop out to become a policeman instead. Steve however is an inversion, as he too had always had been a straight A student and was excelling in College.

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* HigherEducationIsForWomen: This trope was played straight within the Winslow family. Laura was a straight A student and was on her way to become a lawyer, but Eddy was never good in school, and even though he spent a couple of years in College, he would drop out to become a policeman instead. Steve however is an inversion, aversion, as he too had always had been a straight A student and was excelling in College.
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