History Series / LastManStanding

14th Mar '17 2:28:12 PM kquinn0830
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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Mike has a lot of strong political beliefs and does not hesitate to voice them, he also doesn't get along with a lot of people and will do or say things that are insulting because he just doesn't care. But deep down he is a very intelligent guy and attentive husband and father, and he avoids doing anything disproportionate.

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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Mike is a borderline case. He has a lot of strong political beliefs and beliefs, which he does not hesitate to voice them, he voice. He's also doesn't get along with a lot of people anti-social and will do or say things that are insulting because he just doesn't care. care about other people's feelings. But deep down he is a very intelligent guy and attentive husband and father, and he avoids doing anything disproportionate.that is disproportionate or could result in real harm.
14th Mar '17 2:15:16 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* AccidentalProposal: In "The Ring" Mike catches Kyle with an engagement ring and thinks he's going to propose to Mandy. It's actually Ed who's going to propose to Wendi and he gave Kyle the ring to get resized. The Baxters think Kyle is going to do it when he and Mandy go to dinner that night so Mike tells him to take her to a fancy restaurant. During dinner, Mandy tells Kyle she knows about the ring and Kyle mistakenly thinks she knows about Ed proposing and goes to show it to her. Kyle drops the ring and gives it to Mandy, who cries and accepts while the restaurant claps. Then Mandy gets a call from Vanessa explaining the mix up, devastating her [[spoiler: until Kyle actually proposes to her at the end of the episode]].

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* AccidentalProposal: In "The Ring" Mike catches Kyle with an engagement ring and thinks he's going to propose to Mandy. It's actually Ed who's going to propose to Wendi and he gave Kyle the ring to get resized. The Baxters think Kyle is going to do it when he and Mandy go to dinner that night so Mike tells him to take her to a fancy restaurant. During dinner, Mandy tells Kyle she knows about the ring and Kyle mistakenly thinks she knows about Ed proposing and goes to show it to her. Kyle drops the ring and gives it to Mandy, who cries and accepts while the restaurant claps.applauds. Then Mandy gets a call from Vanessa explaining the mix up, devastating her [[spoiler: until Kyle actually proposes to her at the end of the episode]].
12th Mar '17 11:06:40 AM kquinn0830
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** Ryan is implied to have one of these since he spent his years away from Kristin and Boyd at college, but can only find employment as a beer truck driver.

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** Ryan is implied to have one of these since he spent his years away from Kristin and Boyd at college, but can only find employment as a beer truck driver. Season six reveals that it's a B.A. in History.
10th Mar '17 5:26:22 PM kquinn0830
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** "House of Tutor": Mike uses his vlog to mock the Atlanta Falcons for blowing their 25 point lead in Super Bowl LI.
26th Feb '17 10:42:16 AM kquinn0830
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** "Take Me to Church" has Mike's vlog about the importance of community intercut with scenes of the Baxter family getting involved with the church community during Mass. As the vlog ends, it pulls out to reveal Mike was actually watching the vlog on his phone while they were at the mass. Vanessa asks why he was watching it and Mike says that it [[LampshadeHanging "lined up pretty good with what was going on here"]].
14th Feb '17 1:12:33 PM kquinn0830
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* BrokenAesop: "Eve's Breakup" has Eve, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin break up with her boyfriend]] and is pretty blasé about it. Everyone keeps telling her that she should she be feeling devastated and crying over it which causes her to start thinking she's a cold person. Mike tells her that everyone reacts to break ups differently and there's nothing wrong with her not crying about it. Eve is content with this and Mike tells Vanesssa to stop pressuring her to be emotional. However, everything is undone when Eve does start to cry about it after she finds out Vanessa returned her boyfriend's headphones to his mom and [[ItsAllAboutMe Vanessa is ecstatic that she got her wish of getting to comfort her sobbing daughter.]]
9th Feb '17 7:52:05 PM TripleTV95
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* TheDitz:
** Mandy
** Kyle

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* TheDitz:
** Mandy
** Kyle
TheDitz: Mandy and Kyle to a T.



* DrillSergeantNasty: Ryan of all people turns out to be one after he takes over coaching Ryan's hockey team.

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* DrillSergeantNasty: Ryan of all people turns out to be one after he takes over coaching Ryan's Boyd's hockey team.
9th Feb '17 3:10:49 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* CrazyHomelessPeople: Zigzagged in "Kyle's Friend". Kyle's homeless friend Dave and his associates play this trope straight. Later on, Morgan, a homeless woman Mandy gives a makeover to, subverts this. She is a completely sane person who became homeless due to tragic circumstances.

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* CrazyHomelessPeople: Zigzagged in "Kyle's Friend". Friend." Kyle's homeless friend Dave and his associates play this trope straight. Later on, Morgan, a homeless woman Mandy gives a makeover to, subverts this. She is a completely sane person who became homeless due to tragic circumstances.



* {{Expy}}: With ''Series/HomeImprovement'', the three Baxter girls match up in personality with the three Taylor boys: Kristin is the snarky intellectual that Randy was, Mandy is innocent and gullible like Mark and Eve is the sports fanatic who bonds most with dad like Brad. Vanessa is also similar to Jill in being a career-focused woman with a strong personality. Mike subverts this however. Compared to Tim Taylor, he is more intelligent, politically astute, mature, and rational, completely avoiding the BumblingDad role.

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* {{Expy}}: With ''Series/HomeImprovement'', ''Series/HomeImprovement,'' the three Baxter girls match up in personality with the three Taylor boys: Kristin is the snarky intellectual that Randy was, Mandy is innocent and gullible like Mark and Eve is the sports fanatic who bonds most with dad like Brad. Vanessa is also similar to Jill in being a career-focused woman with a strong personality. Mike subverts this however. Compared to Tim Taylor, he is more intelligent, politically astute, mature, and rational, completely avoiding the BumblingDad role.



* LampshadeHanging: In "Thanksgiving", when Bud Baxter greets Kristin, he tells her she's [[TheOtherDarrin "like an entirely different person"]] [[note]] This was the first time Bud appeared on the show since the casting change [[/note]]

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* LampshadeHanging: In "Thanksgiving", "Thanksgiving," when Bud Baxter greets Kristin, he tells her she's [[TheOtherDarrin "like an entirely different person"]] [[note]] This was the first time Bud appeared on the show since the casting change [[/note]]



-->'''Mike:''' I said "the crowd".

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-->'''Mike:''' I said "the crowd".crowd."



** Inverted in "Tanks for the Memories". When Eve went to eat at Outdoor Man, Kristin neglected her in favor of the customers whom she is ''not'' related to. She wound up having a terrible meal and posted a negative Yelp review in retaliation.

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** Inverted in "Tanks for the Memories". Memories." When Eve went to eat at Outdoor Man, Kristin neglected her in favor of the customers whom she is ''not'' related to. She wound up having a terrible meal and posted a negative Yelp review in retaliation.



** Ryan is guilty of this in "Gift of the Wise Men", when he and Kyle are given the task of setting up a nativity scene, and Ryan guiles Kyle into an "inclusive" display that consists of a sign reading "Your God Here" and an arrow. The problem is that this is a nativity scene for a ''church'', for which a non-religious display is inappropriate. One wonders how Ryan would respond if a nonbeliever insisted on a watered-down "inclusive" display at a synagogue, mosque, or other (non-Christian) house of worship.
* PottyEmergency: An early episode features Vanessa having one when she can't figure out how to open the baby proofed toilet seat.

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** Ryan is guilty of this in "Gift of the Wise Men", Men," when he and Kyle are given the task of setting up a nativity scene, and Ryan guiles Kyle into an "inclusive" display that consists of a sign reading "Your God Here" and an arrow. The problem is that this is a nativity scene for a ''church'', ''church,'' for which a non-religious display is inappropriate. One wonders how Ryan would respond if a nonbeliever insisted on a watered-down "inclusive" display at a synagogue, mosque, or other (non-Christian) house of worship.
* PottyEmergency: An early episode features Vanessa having one when she can't figure out how to open the baby proofed baby-proofed toilet seat.



* RealityEnsues: After Kyle accidentally lets a bear inside Outdoor Man, he decides to fix the problem himself by shooting it with one of the stores tranquilizer guns. However, US law prevents a store like Outdoor Man from selling animal tranquilizer, just the gun and the darts. Therefore, Mike has to stop Kyle from shooting the bear with an empty dart that will do nothing except make it angrier.

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* RealityEnsues: After Kyle accidentally lets a bear inside Outdoor Man, he decides to fix the problem himself by shooting it with one of the stores store's tranquilizer guns. However, US law prevents a store like Outdoor Man from selling animal tranquilizer, just the gun and the darts. Therefore, Mike has to stop Kyle from shooting the bear with an empty dart that will do nothing except make it angrier.
8th Feb '17 3:08:05 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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--->'''Mike:''' Aw honey... with your knockers; you go for the hair flip?

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--->'''Mike:''' Aw honey... Aw, honey...with your knockers; knockers, you go for the hair flip?



** Eve tries to invoke this trope with Kyle, who was tortured by his older brothers as a kid, after Mandy keeps kicking her out of the basement in "Home Sweet Loan".

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** Eve tries to invoke this trope with Kyle, who was tortured by his older brothers as a kid, after Mandy keeps kicking her out of the basement in "Home Sweet Loan". Loan."



** Kyle is often treated as this as well, especially in the earlier episodes. He's often relegated to doing non-job related tasks for Ed, and subject to a lot of playful insults. But he handles everything with such joy for job and love for Ed and Mike he's eventually promoted to be a show room manager, basically getting paid more to do these odd tasks because he works well with the entire crew. Though Mike points out in the second episode that [[DeconstructedTrope putting a radar collar on Kyle and have him run around the store is inappropriate workplace behavior]].

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** Kyle is often treated as this as well, especially in the earlier episodes. He's often relegated to doing non-job related tasks for Ed, and subject to a lot of playful insults. But he handles everything with such joy for job and love for Ed and Mike he's eventually promoted to be a show room showroom manager, basically getting paid more to do these odd tasks because he works well with the entire crew. Though Mike points out in the second episode that [[DeconstructedTrope putting a radar collar on Kyle and have him run around the store is inappropriate workplace behavior]].
8th Feb '17 2:49:19 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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Allen plays Mike Baxter, director of marketing at Outdoor Man, an outdoor sporting goods store in Denver, Colorado. He is proudly a man and is frustrated about how the world is trying to make his gender more sensitive. At home his world is dominated by women -- his wife Vanessa and three daughters: adult single mom Kristin, high school aged girly girl Mandy and middle school aged tomboy Eve. The only other male in his house is Kristin's young son Boyd.

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Allen plays Mike Baxter, director of marketing at Outdoor Man, an outdoor sporting goods store in Denver, Colorado. He is proudly a man and is frustrated about how the world is trying to make his gender more sensitive. At home his world is dominated by women -- his wife Vanessa and three daughters: adult single mom Kristin, high school aged school-aged girly girl Mandy and middle school aged school-aged tomboy Eve. The only other male in his house is Kristin's young son Boyd.
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