History Series / LaPetiteVie

29th Nov '17 6:39:39 AM Ghilz
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''La Petite Vie'' (lit. ''The Small Life'') was a French Canadian SitCom airing from 1993 to 1998 (with occasional specials until 2009). First born as a comedy routine the two main actors used to perform on tour, the routine was later expanded into a TV show.

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''La Petite Vie'' (lit. ''The Small Life'') was a French Canadian SitCom airing from 1993 to 1998 (with occasional specials until 2009).during the late 90s. First born as a comedy routine the two main actors used to perform on tour, the routine was later expanded into a TV show.
29th Nov '17 6:37:45 AM Ghilz
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''La Petite Vie'' (lit. ''The Small Life'') was a French Canadian SitCom airing in the late 1990s. First born as a comedy routine the two main actors used to perform on tour, the routine was later expanded into a TV show.

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''La Petite Vie'' (lit. ''The Small Life'') was a French Canadian SitCom airing in the late 1990s.from 1993 to 1998 (with occasional specials until 2009). First born as a comedy routine the two main actors used to perform on tour, the routine was later expanded into a TV show.
29th Nov '17 6:36:29 AM Ghilz
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The show ran from 1993 to 1999. During its peak, ''La Petite Vie'' used to be the most watched TV show in Quebec, at one point one out of five Quebecers was watching the show's episodes on their first run. An oft remembered prop of the show is the parents' bed, which was laid vertically against a wall. While this was originally used during the stage show so the audience could see the actors, the bed kept this characteristic into the TV show, and was revealed to be a particular eccentricity of the elderly Paré.

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The show ran from 1993 to 1999. During its peak, ''La Petite Vie'' used to be the most watched TV show in Quebec, at one point one out of five Quebecers was watching the show's episodes on their first run. One of the episodes holds the record for the highest market share ever achieved by a television program. An oft remembered prop of the show is the parents' bed, which was laid vertically against a wall. While this was originally used during the stage show so the audience could see the actors, the bed kept this characteristic into the TV show, and was revealed to be a particular eccentricity of the elderly Paré.
26th Jul '17 8:22:59 AM Ghilz
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The show centers on the eccentric and dysfunctional Paré family, with the elderly Paré parents as the main characters. Jacqueline[[note]]Played by the same ''male'' actor that played her on the comedy tour[[/note]] and Aimé "Ti-Mé" Paré (respectively nickamed Môman and Pôpa, French versions of "Mom" and "Pops") form the two halves of a retired couple whose marriage has long since lost its passion. Both have developed their own strange routines to give meaning to their otherwise now boring lives: Mom fusses over the increasingly massive turkeys she cooks, treating them like children (and arguably as replace for her actual children, who are all adults now), while Pops obsesses over the state of his garbage bags and of his workshop in the basement - despite it never having come into use. The couple interact with their four children, who are just as messed up as they are: Mom must ceaselessly comfort Thérèse, her nervous wreck of a daughter; Caroline seeks new corporations and governments to rebel against; Rodrigue refuses to mentally grow out of his teenage-hood; and Rénald, TheUnFavourite, desperate for his parents approval, who insists he isn't a penny pincher despite being a high-strung bank manager.

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The show centers on the eccentric and dysfunctional Paré family, with the elderly Paré parents as the main characters. Jacqueline[[note]]Played by the same ''male'' actor that played her on the comedy tour[[/note]] and Aimé "Ti-Mé" Paré (respectively nickamed Môman and Pôpa, French versions of "Mom" and "Pops") form the two halves of a retired couple whose marriage has long since lost its passion. Both have developed their own strange routines to give meaning to their otherwise now boring lives: Mom fusses over the increasingly massive turkeys she cooks, treating them like children (and arguably as replace replacement for her actual children, who are all adults now), while Pops obsesses over the state of his garbage bags and of his workshop in the basement - despite it never having come into use. The couple interact with their four children, who are just as messed up as they are: Mom must ceaselessly comfort Thérèse, her nervous wreck of a daughter; Caroline seeks new corporations and governments to rebel against; Rodrigue refuses to mentally grow out of his teenage-hood; and Rénald, TheUnFavourite, desperate for his parents approval, who insists he isn't a penny pincher despite being a high-strung bank manager.
26th Jul '17 12:03:08 AM Twist
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*** (When Mom has had enough and gets out of the car) Pops: What are you doing?
Mom: I'm done driving through Siberia.
Pops: But the car's going at 120 mph right now!
Mom: I'm practicing a stunt!
26th Jul '17 12:02:41 AM Twist
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*** (When Mom has had enough and gets out of the car) Pops: What are you doing?
Mom: I'm done driving through Siberia.
Pops: But the car's going at 120 mph right now!
Mom: I'm practicing a stunt!
21st Jul '16 10:33:48 PM Ghilz
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* Drill Sergeant Nasty

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* Drill Sergeant NastyDrillSergeantNasty
11th Mar '16 9:03:27 PM Ghilz
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The show centers on the eccentric and dysfunctional Paré family, with the elderly Paré parents as the main characters. Jacqueline[[note]]Played by the same ''male'' actor that played her on the comedy tour[[/note]] and Aimé "Ti-Mé" Paré (respectively nickamed Môman and Pôpa, French versions of "Mom" and "Pops") form the two halves of a retired couple whose marriage has long since lost its passion. Both have developed their own strange routines to give meaning to their otherwise now boring lives: Mom fusses over the increasingly massive turkeys she cooks, treating them like children (and arguably as replace for her actual children, who are all adults now), while Pops obsesses over the state of his garbage bags and of his workshop in the basement - despite it never having come into use. The couple interact with their four children, who are just as messed up as they are: Mom must ceaselessly comfort Thérèse, her nervous wreck of a daughter; Caroline seeks new corporations and governments to rebel against; Rodrigue refuses to mentally grow out of his teenage-hood; and Rénald insists he isn't a penny pincher despite being a high-strung bank manager.

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The show centers on the eccentric and dysfunctional Paré family, with the elderly Paré parents as the main characters. Jacqueline[[note]]Played by the same ''male'' actor that played her on the comedy tour[[/note]] and Aimé "Ti-Mé" Paré (respectively nickamed Môman and Pôpa, French versions of "Mom" and "Pops") form the two halves of a retired couple whose marriage has long since lost its passion. Both have developed their own strange routines to give meaning to their otherwise now boring lives: Mom fusses over the increasingly massive turkeys she cooks, treating them like children (and arguably as replace for her actual children, who are all adults now), while Pops obsesses over the state of his garbage bags and of his workshop in the basement - despite it never having come into use. The couple interact with their four children, who are just as messed up as they are: Mom must ceaselessly comfort Thérèse, her nervous wreck of a daughter; Caroline seeks new corporations and governments to rebel against; Rodrigue refuses to mentally grow out of his teenage-hood; and Rénald Rénald, TheUnFavourite, desperate for his parents approval, who insists he isn't a penny pincher despite being a high-strung bank manager.
11th Mar '16 9:01:41 PM Ghilz
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The show centers on the eccentric and dysfunctional Paré family, with the elderly Paré parents as the main characters. Jacqueline[[note]]Played by the same ''male'' actor that played her on the comedy tour[[/note]] and Aimé "Ti-Mé" Paré (respectively nickamed Môman and Pôpa, French versions of "Mom" and "Pops") form the two halves of a retired couple whose marriage has long since lost its passion. Both have developed their own strange routines to give meaning to their otherwise now boring lives: Mom fusses over the increasingly massive turkeys she cooks, treating them like children, while Pops obsesses over the state of his garbage bags and of his workshop in the basement - despite it never having come into use. The couple interact with their four children, who are just as messed up as they are: Mom must ceaselessly comfort Thérèse, her nervous wreck of a daughter; Caroline seeks new corporations and governments to rebel against; Rodrigue refuses to mentally grow out of his teenage-hood; and Rénald insists he isn't a penny pincher despite being a high-strung bank manager.

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The show centers on the eccentric and dysfunctional Paré family, with the elderly Paré parents as the main characters. Jacqueline[[note]]Played by the same ''male'' actor that played her on the comedy tour[[/note]] and Aimé "Ti-Mé" Paré (respectively nickamed Môman and Pôpa, French versions of "Mom" and "Pops") form the two halves of a retired couple whose marriage has long since lost its passion. Both have developed their own strange routines to give meaning to their otherwise now boring lives: Mom fusses over the increasingly massive turkeys she cooks, treating them like children (and arguably as replace for her actual children, who are all adults now), while Pops obsesses over the state of his garbage bags and of his workshop in the basement - despite it never having come into use. The couple interact with their four children, who are just as messed up as they are: Mom must ceaselessly comfort Thérèse, her nervous wreck of a daughter; Caroline seeks new corporations and governments to rebel against; Rodrigue refuses to mentally grow out of his teenage-hood; and Rénald insists he isn't a penny pincher despite being a high-strung bank manager.
8th Mar '16 4:30:49 PM Shurikane
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* Drill Sergeant Nasty
** Pops' way of teaching his wife to drive is to put her through a simulation of what amounts to nothing less than a weather apocalypse, using waterguns, confetti, and cardboard to take her through a storm, blizzard, and nighttime in quick succession.
** Pops insists on taking a controlled approach to teaching home improvement, to the point where he will disallow his pupil from using anything but a hammer and the same five nails.



* RunningGag: Thérèse keeps trying to recreate Moman's shepherd's pie recipe which is as simple as cooking can possibly get: "Steak, ble d'inde, patates" (meat, creamed corn, potatoes). Every attempt she makes is an unmitigated failure.

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* RunningGag: Thérèse keeps trying to recreate Moman's her mom's shepherd's pie recipe recipe, which is about as simple as cooking can possibly get: "Steak, ble d'inde, patates" (meat, creamed she even spends an entire episode reciting the mantra "Meat, corn, potatoes). potatoes!" Every attempt she makes single one of her attempts is an unmitigated failure. failure.
** She repeats the feat with date squares, with her first attempt defying all reasonable logic: she ends up with date triangles, date circles, date parallelograms... but no date squares.



* TakeThatMe: Combine with SelfDeprecation. In one episode, the family watched a comedy routine by ''Ding et Dong'', calling them "Those two wierdos" and saying the one with glasses is way too annoying. [[note]]For those unaware, La Petite Vie has started as a comedy routine in Ding et Dong and Claude Meunier (Pops' actor) is the one with glasses.[[/note]]

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* TakeThatMe: Combine with SelfDeprecation. In one episode, the family watched a comedy routine by ''Ding et Dong'', calling them "Those two wierdos" and saying weirdos", with Pops remarking that the one with glasses is was way too annoying. [[note]]For those unaware, La Petite Vie has started as a comedy routine in Ding et Dong and Dong, with Claude Meunier (Pops' actor) is the one with glasses.[[/note]]



* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Popa.

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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Popa.Pops.
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