History Series / LastManStanding

14th Jan '17 12:00:41 PM esq263
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** 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.
13th Jan '17 4:21:15 PM kquinn0830
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-->'''Ed:''' [[LampshadeHanging Phew, lawsuit averted.]]
9th Jan '17 4:32:17 PM kquinn0830
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** Subverted with Eve's new boyfriend Rob. After initially playing the overprotective dad role, Mike starts to warm up to the guy ([[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous aside from the fact he's an Oakland Raiders fan]]). Then when he finds out he's a recovering alcoholic at 20 years old, he's understandably worried about how this will affect Eve. After Eve reveals she knows about it, Mike tells her he respects the fact that Rob was upfront and honest about it and is intent on staying sober.



* DeadpanSnarker: Pretty much every character aside from Mandy and Kyle have their moments but Mike, Kristin, and (particularly) Eve all fit this trope to a T.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Pretty much every character aside from Mandy and Kyle have has their moments but Mike, Kristin, and (particularly) Eve all fit this trope to a T.
7th Jan '17 11:27:26 AM kquinn0830
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** This becomes the subject of "Three Sisters". When Mike chastises Kristin for giving Eve money to buy recording equipment after he and Vanessa said no, Kristin accuses him of favoring Mandy by allowing her to live at home and use the basement for her business rent free. Later on, Mandy accuses them of favoring Eve for allowing her to take a gap year then Kristin is accused of favoritism for getting the job at Outdoor Man Grill along with several pay raises. Mike and Vanessa eventually concede that they do treat the kids differently based on their circumstances and abilities but that it's impossible for them to make all the girls happy without sacrificing something for one of the others.


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* TakeAThirdOption: In "Three Sisters" Mike gives the daughters three options: Kristin gets a bonus at work, Mandy can keep living at home rent-free, and Eve gets new recording equipment. Only two of them can get what they want so the daughters have to pick who gets left out. [[spoiler:They decide to leave Eve out, but then Kristin and Mandy will buy her the equipment themselves so everyone gets what they want.]]
20th Dec '16 6:34:46 PM kquinn0830
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** Patricia Richardson showed up as a neighbor who recently lost her husband "Tom", and mother of John Baker, causing problems by working with loud power tools early in the morning.

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** Patricia Richardson showed up as plays a neighbor who recently lost her husband "Tom", and is the mother of John Baker, a son named "Randy", causing problems by working with loud power tools early in the morning.
20th Dec '16 4:50:51 PM KJMackley
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* TheMainCharactersDoEverything: Outdoor Man is a reasonably sized retail chain, at least 12 superstores and a number of smaller mall outlets, with the Denver location being the flagship and headquarters. Generally speaking, though, Mike and Ed seem to be the only upper management of the entire company. Ed still personally meets with salesmen trying to sell new products and shows up every day to handle the minutia of running the story, although it could be explained as Ed taking a hands on approach than actually being needed. Mike, however, is explicitly the marketing director, but outside of the VLOG's (and advertising various sales) handles a lot more than that job would entail. Mike even mentioned he should have been made a partner and own half the company. Outside of that there are a number of employees further down the chain, such as Kyle, Chuck for security, Joe for vehicle maintenance, J.J. the dock foreman, etc.
20th Dec '16 5:35:00 AM MaskedAndDangerous
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** Patricia Richardson showed up as a recently widowed neighbor causing problems by working with loud power tools early in the morning.

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** Patricia Richardson showed up as a neighbor who recently widowed neighbor lost her husband "Tom", and mother of John Baker, causing problems by working with loud power tools early in the morning.
20th Dec '16 5:24:20 AM MaskedAndDangerous
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* BrilliantButLazy: Mandy's [[TheDitz ditzy personality]] and obsession with popularity and social media causes her to blow off school work and get poor grades. But she reinvents herself when she starts going to college in the third season, proving she has a real talent for fashion design and is more willing to put in hard work for something she is passionate about.

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* BrilliantButLazy: Mandy's [[TheDitz ditzy personality]] and obsession with popularity and social media causes her to blow off school work and get poor grades. But she reinvents herself when she starts going to college in the third season, proving she has a real talent for fashion design and is more willing to put in hard work for something she is passionate about. One episode all but states that she has untreated ADHD
17th Dec '16 9:23:07 AM kquinn0830
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** Season 6 "My Name is Rob". Mike and Vanessa meet Eve's boyfriend Rob and find out he's a recovering alcoholic while Mandy puts up Kristin to dropping hints to Kyle about what to get her for Christmas.
9th Dec '16 4:53:46 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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** Season 4 "Wedding Planning". Mike and Vanessa offer Kristin and Ryan a large sum of money for their wedding as a Christmas gift, only to refuse to give it to them when the two reveal how they're actually going to spend it. Meanwhile, Ed tries to teach Kyle how to play poker.

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** Season 4 "Wedding Planning". Planning." Mike and Vanessa offer Kristin and Ryan a large sum of money for their wedding as a Christmas gift, only to refuse to give it to them when the two reveal how they're actually going to spend it. Meanwhile, Ed tries to teach Kyle how to play poker.



** In "Gift of the Wise", Kyle complains that Chuck doesn't have the right look to play Santa. He's too tall.

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** In "Gift of the Wise", Wise," Kyle complains that Chuck doesn't have the right look to play Santa. He's too tall.



(''Shows Mike an anatomically correct female deer'')\\

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(''Shows (''shows Mike an anatomically correct female deer'')\\



** From "Sinkhole", after Eve says there's enough food in the bomb shelter to keep Boyd alive until he reaches middle school:

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** From "Sinkhole", "Sinkhole," after Eve says there's enough food in the bomb shelter to keep Boyd alive until he reaches middle school:



* {{Irony}}: In "Mike Hires Chuck", Vanessa berates Mike after Ed hires Chuck for Outdoor Man's overnight security, claiming that any work issues would negatively affect their relationship. However, even after Chuck's team fails to prevent a group of vandals, Mike and Chuck are still able to remain on their usual terms. Instead, it is Vanessa and Carol who begin to argue after Carol criticizes Vanessa's teaching performance at the inner city school they are working at.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: In "Ping Pong", while reviving their old tradition of playing ping pong together, Mandy keeps talking trash about how bad she always beat Mike and how good she is at ping pong. After goading him too much, Mike switches to his right hand and proceeds to [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] her.

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* {{Irony}}: In "Mike Hires Chuck", Chuck," Vanessa berates Mike after Ed hires Chuck for Outdoor Man's overnight security, claiming that any work issues would negatively affect their relationship. However, even after Chuck's team fails to prevent a group of vandals, Mike and Chuck are still able to remain on their usual terms. Instead, it is Vanessa and Carol who begin to argue after Carol criticizes Vanessa's teaching performance at the inner city school they are working at.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: In "Ping Pong", Pong," while reviving their old tradition of playing ping pong together, Mandy keeps talking trash about how bad she always beat Mike and how good she is at ping pong. After goading him too much, Mike switches to his right hand and proceeds to [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] her.



* JerkassRealization: "In Back to School", Mike offers to let Kristin and Ryan use his address so Boyd can attend their local elementary school instead of his current inner-city school. Even though Mike raises several good points about why it would be better for him, Kristin refuses to listen and calls him a toxic influence. After Mike leaves, Ryan points out that it really is better for Boyd to switch schools and that the only reason Kristin doesn't agree is that the idea came from her dad. Kristin then realizes that she's been a jerk to her dad and apologizes.

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* JerkassRealization: "In Back to School", School," Mike offers to let Kristin and Ryan use his address so Boyd can attend their local elementary school instead of his current inner-city school. Even though Mike raises several good points about why it would be better for him, Kristin refuses to listen and calls him a toxic influence. After Mike leaves, Ryan points out that it really is better for Boyd to switch schools and that the only reason Kristin doesn't agree is that the idea came from her dad. Kristin then realizes that she's been a jerk to her dad and apologizes.



** In "Here's the Kicker", Eve believes that Justin feels emasculated now that she is on the football team. When she talks to him about it, it turns out that he doesn't care that she's on the team and was just upset because Eve took his place at the Broncos' kicking contest, thus robbing him of the chance to win a Camaro.

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** In "Here's the Kicker", Kicker," Eve believes that Justin feels emasculated now that she is on the football team. When she talks to him about it, it turns out that he doesn't care that she's on the team and was just upset because Eve took his place at the Broncos' kicking contest, thus robbing him of the chance to win a Camaro.



* PapaWolf: When Bill [=McKenzie=] spills beer on Boyd at a baseball game while being a [[Jerkass,]] ''Ryan'' punches him in the face.

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* PapaWolf: When Bill [=McKenzie=] spills beer on Boyd at a baseball game while being a [[Jerkass,]] Jerkass, ''Ryan'' punches him in the face.
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