History Series / GroundedForLife

17th Apr '17 3:42:46 PM maxwellsilver
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* DearNegativeReader: After spending [[{{In-universe}} the entirety]] of "Welcome to the Working Week (Take This Job and Shove It, Dad)" trying to win over a blogger who wrote a bad review of the bar he and Sean owned, Eddie wound up writing one to the critic. He even declared that he'd started his own blog, for the sole purpose of insulting the critic.

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* DearNegativeReader: InUniverse. After spending [[{{In-universe}} the entirety]] entirety of "Welcome to the Working Week (Take This Job and Shove It, Dad)" trying to win over a blogger who wrote a bad review of the bar he and Sean owned, Eddie wound up writing one to the critic. He even declared that he'd started his own blog, for the sole purpose of insulting the critic.



* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every episode tile was either a real a song title or a pun of one.

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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every episode tile title was either a real a song title or a pun of one.



* MinorWithFakeID: Brad finds out his former bully, Scott, has a fake ID and asks him to buy beer, but gets ripped off. Sean and Eddie force him to buy the beer for real, but just he goes to pay, a cop enters and arrests him for being a minor purchasing alcohol, which gets him suspended from the school basketball team.



* {{Oireland}}: The Finnertys are of Irish descent. A later (small) plot point, in that Sean and Eddie bought a bar, and used their heritage to their advantage on St Patrick's Day, by touting the fact that ''their'' bar was run by a legitimatly Irish family, as opposed to their corporate rivals.

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* {{Oireland}}: The Finnertys are of Irish descent. A later (small) plot point, in that Sean and Eddie bought a bar, and used their heritage to their advantage on St Patrick's Day, by touting the fact that ''their'' bar was run by a legitimatly legitimately Irish family, as opposed to their corporate rivals.



* OnceMoreWithClarity: Almost every episode is a series of flash backs flashing further back each time. One character may have a flashback to a hit and run driver taking out their car door, followed by another character revealing they were the hit and run driver late in the episode.

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* OnceMoreWithClarity: Almost every episode is a series of flash backs flashbacks flashing further back each time. One character may have a flashback to a hit and run driver taking out their car door, followed by another character revealing they were the hit and run driver late in the episode.



* ShoutOut: Jimmy was a fan of anime and Anime/DragonballZ was mentioned in one episode.

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* ShoutOut: Jimmy was a fan of anime and Anime/DragonballZ ''Anime/DragonballZ'' was mentioned in one episode.



* TooDumbToLive: Henry, the poor boy believed ''anything'' he was told - For example, Jimmy once told Henry he was a robot and that's why there aren't baby photos of him.
3rd Apr '17 3:03:38 PM maxwellsilver
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* ChekovsGunman: Occasionally, characters that appeared in earlier episodes would appear more significantly later, such as "Crazy" Amy or Faye.

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* ChekovsGunman: ChekhovsGunman: Occasionally, characters that appeared in earlier episodes would appear more significantly later, such as "Crazy" Amy or Faye.
15th Feb '17 2:14:17 PM NovaDeez
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* OnceMoreWithClarity: Almost every episode is a series of flash backs flashing further back each time. One character may have a flashback to a hit and run driver taking out their car door, followed by another character revealing they were the hit and run driver late in the episode.
24th Jan '17 8:34:37 AM mack
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* IdiosyncraticThemeNaming: Every episode tile was either a pun version or a straight up adaption of a song title.

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* IdiosyncraticThemeNaming: IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Every episode tile was either a pun version or a straight up adaption of real a song title.title or a pun of one.
24th Jan '17 8:33:08 AM mack
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Grounded For Life is a 2001 {{sitcom}} from {{FOX}}. The DomCom starred Creator/DonalLogue and Megyn Price as Sean and Claudia Finnerty, an Irish American couple who lived in Staten Island, New York, while raising their three kids, Lily (Lynsey Bartilson), Jimmy (Griffin Frazen), and Henry (Jake Burbage) and dealing with Sean's shady and eccentric younger brother Eddie (Kevin Corrigan). The show also starred Richard Riehle as Sean and Eddie's father Walt for the first two seasons (Recurring otherwise), and Bret Harrison as next door neighbour Brad O'Keefe from season 3 onwards (Recurring otherwise). The show heavily featured cutaways, but unlike ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' or ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', the cutaways were frequently used to show flashbacks to events that had previously taken place off camera and these flashbacks would frequently be revisited to show the events from another perspective. In other words, the flashbacks were like the ones from ''Series/{{Titus}}'', only ''Titus'' also had some WhatIf scenarios and scenarios shown through a MagicalSecurityCam ("Dad Cam," "Minimum Wage Cam," "NASCAR Cam," etc) along with the flashback ones.

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Grounded For Life is a 2001 {{sitcom}} from {{FOX}}. The DomCom starred Creator/DonalLogue and Megyn Price as Sean and Claudia Finnerty, an Irish American couple who lived in Staten Island, New York, while raising their three kids, Lily (Lynsey Bartilson), Jimmy (Griffin Frazen), and Henry (Jake Burbage) and dealing with Burbage).

The other main characters were
Sean's shady and eccentric younger brother Eddie (Kevin Corrigan). The show also starred Richard Riehle as Corrigan), Sean and Eddie's father Walt for (Richard Riehle) and Brad O'Keefe (Bret Harrison), the first two seasons (Recurring otherwise), and Bret Harrison as next door neighbour Brad O'Keefe from season 3 onwards (Recurring otherwise). who also served as Lily's love interest.

The show heavily featured cutaways, but unlike ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' or ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', the cutaways were frequently used to show flashbacks flashback & cutaway sequences to events that had previously taken place off camera and these flashbacks would frequently be camera, often revisited to show the events an event from another perspective. In other words, the flashbacks were like the ones from ''Series/{{Titus}}'', only ''Titus'' also had some WhatIf scenarios and scenarios shown through a MagicalSecurityCam ("Dad Cam," "Minimum Wage Cam," "NASCAR Cam," etc) along with the flashback ones.
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29th Aug '16 6:48:05 AM RippenFan33
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* ChekovsGunman: Occasionally, characters that appeared in earlier episodes would appear more significantly later, such as "Crazy" Amy or Faye.


Added DiffLines:

* IdiosyncraticThemeNaming: Every episode tile was either a pun version or a straight up adaption of a song title.


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* ShoutOut: Jimmy was a fan of anime and Anime/DragonballZ was mentioned in one episode.
4th Aug '16 1:16:55 PM BobSaget9
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* DearNegativeReader: After spending the entire episode trying to win over a blogger who wrote a bad review of the bar he and Sean owned, Eddie wound up writing one to the critic. He even declared that he'd started his own blog, for the sole purpose of insulting the critic.

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* DearNegativeReader: After spending [[{{In-universe}} the entire episode entirety]] of "Welcome to the Working Week (Take This Job and Shove It, Dad)" trying to win over a blogger who wrote a bad review of the bar he and Sean owned, Eddie wound up writing one to the critic. He even declared that he'd started his own blog, for the sole purpose of insulting the critic.
5th Jan '16 10:27:36 PM KittyKaxx
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* TeenPregnancy: Lily was one. So was her mother Claudia when she became pregnant with Lily.

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* TeenPregnancy: Lily was one. So was her mother Claudia when she became pregnant with Lily.
27th Dec '15 10:24:44 AM Scabbard
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Grounded For Life is a 2001 {{sitcom}} from {{FOX}}. The DomCom starred Creator/DonalLogue and Megyn Price as Sean and Claudia Finnerty, an Irish American couple who lived in Staten Island, New York, while raising their three kids, Lily (Lynsey Bartilson), Jimmy (Griffin Frazen), and Henry (Jake Burbage) and dealing with Sean's shady & eccentric younger brother Eddie (Kevin Corrigan). The show also starred Richard Riehle as Sean & Eddie's father Walt for the first two seasons (Recurring otherwise), and Bret Harrison as next door neighbour Brad O'Keefe from season 3 onwards (Recurring otherwise). The show heavily featured cutaways, but unlike ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' or ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', the cutaways were frequently used to show flashbacks to events that had previously taken place off camera & these flashbacks would frequently be revisited to show the events from another perspective. In other words, the flashbacks were like the ones from ''Series/{{Titus}}'', only ''Titus'' also had some WhatIf scenarios and scenarios shown through a MagicalSecurityCam ("Dad Cam," "Minimum Wage Cam," "NASCAR Cam," etc) along with the flashback ones.

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Grounded For Life is a 2001 {{sitcom}} from {{FOX}}. The DomCom starred Creator/DonalLogue and Megyn Price as Sean and Claudia Finnerty, an Irish American couple who lived in Staten Island, New York, while raising their three kids, Lily (Lynsey Bartilson), Jimmy (Griffin Frazen), and Henry (Jake Burbage) and dealing with Sean's shady & and eccentric younger brother Eddie (Kevin Corrigan). The show also starred Richard Riehle as Sean & and Eddie's father Walt for the first two seasons (Recurring otherwise), and Bret Harrison as next door neighbour Brad O'Keefe from season 3 onwards (Recurring otherwise). The show heavily featured cutaways, but unlike ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' or ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', the cutaways were frequently used to show flashbacks to events that had previously taken place off camera & and these flashbacks would frequently be revisited to show the events from another perspective. In other words, the flashbacks were like the ones from ''Series/{{Titus}}'', only ''Titus'' also had some WhatIf scenarios and scenarios shown through a MagicalSecurityCam ("Dad Cam," "Minimum Wage Cam," "NASCAR Cam," etc) along with the flashback ones.



* DearNegativeReader: After spending the entire episode trying to win over a blogger who wrote a bad review of the bar he & Sean owned, Eddie wound up writing one to the critic. He even declared that he'd started his own blog, for the sole purpose of insulting the critic.

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* DearNegativeReader: After spending the entire episode trying to win over a blogger who wrote a bad review of the bar he & and Sean owned, Eddie wound up writing one to the critic. He even declared that he'd started his own blog, for the sole purpose of insulting the critic.



* HighSchoolSweethearts: Sean & Claudia in their youth; Brad & Lily.
* HopelessSuitor: Brad O'Keefe to Lily. He assumed that her emotions were divided between himself (whom she barely noticed and openly discouraged any kind of advance) and her boyfriend (who she was all too ready to get hot and heavy with). Eventually he decided to "back down" and openly referenced the concept that they were in a "love triangle" to the boyfriend, whose only concern was "The two end points don't touch, do they?". Eventually subverted, because Lily & Brad wound up in a relationship for most of the show's run.

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* HighSchoolSweethearts: Sean & and Claudia in their youth; Brad & and Lily.
* HopelessSuitor: Brad O'Keefe to Lily. He assumed that her emotions were divided between himself (whom she barely noticed and openly discouraged any kind of advance) and her boyfriend (who she was all too ready to get hot and heavy with). Eventually he decided to "back down" and openly referenced the concept that they were in a "love triangle" to the boyfriend, whose only concern was "The two end points don't touch, do they?". Eventually subverted, because Lily & and Brad wound up in a relationship for most of the show's run.



* NamesTheSame: Invoked. In the last episode, Claudia gives birth to a second daughter & they decide to call her Rose to carry on the flower motif they already had with Lily. Everyone just assumes they named the baby after the woman from ''[[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} Titanic]]'', so they decide to change the baby's name.
* {{Oireland}}: The Finnertys are of Irish descent. A later (small) plot point, in that Sean & Eddie bought a bar, and used their heritage to their advantage on St Patrick's Day, by touting the fact that ''their'' bar was run by a legitimatly Irish family, as opposed to their corporate rivals.

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* NamesTheSame: Invoked. In the last episode, Claudia gives birth to a second daughter & and they decide to call her Rose to carry on the flower motif they already had with Lily. Everyone just assumes they named the baby after the woman from ''[[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} Titanic]]'', so they decide to change the baby's name.
* {{Oireland}}: The Finnertys are of Irish descent. A later (small) plot point, in that Sean & and Eddie bought a bar, and used their heritage to their advantage on St Patrick's Day, by touting the fact that ''their'' bar was run by a legitimatly Irish family, as opposed to their corporate rivals.



* TooDumbToLive: Henry, the poor boy believed ''anything'' he was told - For example, Jimmy once told Henry he was a robot & that's why there aren't baby photos of him.

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* TooDumbToLive: Henry, the poor boy believed ''anything'' he was told - For example, Jimmy once told Henry he was a robot & and that's why there aren't baby photos of him.
8th Sep '15 9:41:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Claudia was still a teenager when she became pregnant with Lily.



* TeenPregnancy: Lily was one. So was her mother.

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* TeenPregnancy: Lily was one. So was her mother.mother Claudia when she became pregnant with Lily.
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