History Series / LaPetiteVie

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.
8th Mar '16 4:19:00 PM Shurikane
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The show centers on the highly dysfunctional Paré family, with the elderly Paré parents as the main characters. Moman (Quebec slang for Mom) Paré[[note]]Played by the same ''male'' actor that played her on the comedy tour[[/note]] and Popa (Quebec slang for Pops) Paré are both a retired couple who has long run out of passion in their marriage. Each of them has developed their obsessions that give meaning to their otherwise now boring lives, Mom fusses over her turkeys she cooks, treating them like children, while Pops obsesses over the state of his garbage bags and of his workshop in the basement, which he no longer ever uses. The couple interact with their four children, who are as messed up as they are.

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 often remembered prop of the show is the parents' bed, which was laid vertically against a wall. Originally this was used during the stage show so the audience could see the actors, but when the show went to TV, the bed was kept this way to make the show more surreal.

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The show centers on the highly eccentric and dysfunctional Paré family, with the elderly Paré parents as the main characters. Moman (Quebec slang for Mom) Paré[[note]]Played Jacqueline[[note]]Played by the same ''male'' actor that played her on the comedy tour[[/note]] and Popa (Quebec slang for Pops) Aimé "Ti-Mé" Paré are both (respectively nickamed Môman and Pôpa, French versions of "Mom" and "Pops") form the two halves of a retired couple who whose marriage has long run out of passion in their marriage. Each of them has since lost its passion. Both have developed their obsessions that own strange routines to give meaning to their otherwise now boring lives, lives: Mom fusses over her 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, which he no longer ever uses. basement - despite it never having come into use. The couple interact with their four children, who are just as messed up as they are.

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.

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 often oft remembered prop of the show is the parents' bed, which was laid vertically against a wall. Originally wall. While this was originally used during the stage show so the audience could see the actors, but when the show went to TV, the bed was kept this way to make characteristic into the show more surreal.
TV show, and was revealed to be a particular eccentricity of the elderly Paré.



* AllMenArePerverts: Réjean.

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* AllMenArePerverts: Réjean.Réjean barely conceals the fact that he sleeps around on the regular, and he gets away with it only due to his wife's profound innocence.



* CloudCuckooLander: Thérèse

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* CloudCuckooLander: ThérèseThérèse shows time and again that she cannot ever think straight due to her nervous disposition, leading her to screw up the most basic of life skills.



* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: Rénald.

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* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: Rénald.Rénald is shown in flashbacks to have been denied even the most basic of attentions, which makes it a sheer miracle that he survived to this day. Played for laughs in that he's completely oblivious to it.



* NoodleIncident: Popa's best friend Pogo constantly starts telling of a tragic event that happened to him at a Montreal Canadians hockey game in 1972, only to be interrupted each time and never finishing the story.
* ParentalNeglect: Rénald's conception was accidental. Mom and Pops both freely admit they did as little as they could to raise him. They have only one photo of him as a kid and it's Rénald hiding behind a tree (even there, they just wanted a picture of the tree). Even now the parents are not shy about showing their dislike of him.

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* NoodleIncident: Popa's Pops' best friend Pogo constantly starts telling begins counting the tale of a tragic event that happened to him at a Montreal Canadians hockey game in 1972, only to be interrupted each time every time, and never finishing the getting to finish his story.
* ParentalNeglect: Rénald's conception was accidental. Mom and Pops both freely admit they did as little as they could to raise him. They have only one photo of him as a kid and it's Rénald hiding behind a tree (even there, they just wanted a picture of the tree). Even now the parents are not shy about showing their dislike of him.him, to the point where Mom will purposely cook foul meals to discourage him from coming over for lunch. This doesn't work as expected: Rénald is more than happy to bite into a sandwich full of nothing but tomato caps.



* RunningGag: Thérèse keeps trying to recreate Moman's shepard 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 shepard 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.
31st Dec '15 7:53:24 PM Ghilz
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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 often remembered prop of the show is the parents' bed, which was laid vertically against a wall. Originally this was used during the stage show so the audience could see the actors, but when the show went to TV, the bed was kept this way to make the show more surreal.

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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 often remembered prop of the show is the parents' bed, which was laid vertically against a wall. Originally this was used during the stage show so the audience could see the actors, but when the show went to TV, the bed was kept this way to make the show more surreal.
surreal.

In 2015, the show had a SpinOff, "Le Ti-Mé Show", a VarietyShow / TalkShow where Popa receives real life personalities and interviews them with characters from the show (Most often Pogo).
10th Sep '15 10:39:11 AM Drakkenmensch
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* RunningGag: Thérèse keeps trying to recreate Moman's shepard pie recipe which is as simple as cooking can possible 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 shepard pie recipe which is as simple as cooking can possible possibly get: "Steak, ble d'inde, patates" (meat, creamed corn, potatoes). Every attempt she makes is an unmitigated failure.
10th Sep '15 10:36:06 AM Drakkenmensch
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* RunningGag: Thérèse keeps trying to recreate Moman's shepard pie recipe which is as simple as cooking can possible get: "Steak, ble d'inde, patates" (meat, creamed corn, potatoes). Every attempt she makes is an unmitigated failure.
10th Sep '15 10:32:04 AM Drakkenmensch
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** Also qualifies as a CelebrityParadox moment.
3rd Aug '15 3:09:07 AM Morgenthaler
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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 the one with glasses is way too annoying. [[note]]For those unaware, LaPetiteVie 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 the one with glasses is way too annoying. [[note]]For those unaware, LaPetiteVie La Petite Vie has started as a comedy routine in Ding et Dong and Claude Meunier (Pops' actor) is the one with glasses.[[/note]]
3rd Aug '15 3:08:53 AM Morgenthaler
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