History Series / MelissaAndJoey

14th Dec '15 2:45:46 AM DrImpossible
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** Mel's sister Lennox and Ryder's mother is in jail, while their father is on the run. Mel is raising her niece and nephew because of this. It's implied that Mel and her sister didn't have the greatest childhood, even with a senator father.
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** Mel's sister Lennox and Ryder's mother is in jail, while their father is on the run. Mel is raising her niece and nephew because of this. It's implied that Mel and her sister didn't have the greatest childhood, even with a their senator father.
29th Nov '15 11:53:06 PM ChrisDV
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* CousinOliver: Dani, Joe's previously unknown 13 year old daughter. She's introduced out of nowhere at the end of the third season, after Lennox & Ryder both graduated high school.
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* CousinOliver: Dani, Joe's previously unknown 13 year old daughter. She's introduced out of nowhere at the end of the third fourth season, after Lennox & Ryder both graduated high school.
16th Nov '15 5:05:49 PM ChrisDV
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* CousinOliver: Dani, Joe's previously unknown 13 year old daughter. She's introduced out of nowhere at the end of the third season, after Lennox & Ryder both graduated high school.

* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Lennox comes off like this.
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: JerkWithAHeartOfGold: ** Lennox comes off like this.this. ** Marco, Joe's nephew. He has a brief fling with Lennox during a trip to Jersey, then arrives in Toledo for Joe & Mel's wedding, and sabotages her relationship with Xander by revealing the fling. Then, when Lennox comes onto him out of revenge due to Xander immediately jumping into bed with his roommate, Marco turns her down because he genuinely likes her & doesn't want her to do something she'll regret, even apologising for being a dick & sabotaging her relationship.
15th Nov '15 12:35:36 PM ChrisDV
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* BigScrewedUpFamily: Mel's sister Lennox and Ryder's mother is in jail, while their father is on the run. Mel is raising her niece and nephew because of this. It's implied that Mel and her sister didn't have the greatest childhood, even with a senator father. ** Joey is not any better. He had a previous relationship with another woman and only finds out that she had a daughter behind his back for 13 years.
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* BigScrewedUpFamily: BigScrewedUpFamily: ** Mel's sister Lennox and Ryder's mother is in jail, while their father is on the run. Mel is raising her niece and nephew because of this. It's implied that Mel and her sister didn't have the greatest childhood, even with a senator father. ** Joey Joe is not any better. He had a previous relationship with another woman and only finds out that she had a daughter behind his back for 13 years.years later. The kicker? Joe's sister knew about the child but kept it a secret from him.

* CitizenshipMarriage: [[spoiler: Joe marries his Russian girlfriend in the second season finale so she can get her green card, but they end up getting an annulment.]] * CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Mel says to Lennox and Ryder: "Stay out of trouble, or I'll come to your school and kiss you at lunch." ** On another episode when Ryder lost his shoes, Mel tells that she will show up in school in her bathrobe.
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* CitizenshipMarriage: [[spoiler: Joe [[spoiler:Joe marries his Russian girlfriend in the second season finale so she can get her green card, but they end up getting an annulment.]] * CoolAndUnusualPunishment: CoolAndUnusualPunishment: ** Mel says to Lennox and Ryder: "Stay out of trouble, or I'll come to your school and kiss you at lunch." ** On another episode when Ryder lost his shoes, Mel tells him that she will show up in school in her bathrobe.

* PromotionToParent: Mel. And now Joe, since Mel and Joe have decided they're co-parents. Joe becomes a full-time parent to Dani when she moves in with them.
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* PromotionToParent: Mel. PromotionToParent: ** The entire premise of the series is Mel having to do this. And now Joe, since Mel and Joe have decided they're co-parents. co-parents. ** Joe becomes a full-time parent to Dani when she moves in with them.

* SleazyPolitician: Averted by Mel, who appears to genuinely place the public good over her own career. There are plenty of straight examples, though. Also, some of the humour in the show comes from the conflict between Mel's politician instincts and her parental ones - see "Works For Me" where when Ryder [[spoiler: is caught smoking pot and admits to it]], one piece of her advice is wondering why he would lack the sense to actually [[spoiler: admit to that to begin with.]]
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* SleazyPolitician: Averted by Mel, who appears to genuinely place the public good over her own career. There are plenty of straight examples, though. Also, some of the humour in the show comes from the conflict between Mel's politician instincts and her parental ones - see "Works For Me" where when Ryder [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is caught smoking pot and admits to it]], one piece of her advice is wondering why he would lack the sense to actually [[spoiler: admit [[spoiler:admit to that to begin with.]]

* WorldOfSnark: [[SarcasmMode No kidding? I never would've guessed.]]
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* WorldOfSnark: [[SarcasmMode No kidding? I never would've guessed.]]]] To the point that the priest at Mel & Joe's wedding snarks about how they both have a tendency to want to get the last word in, so they decided who would take their vows first by coin toss.
4th Sep '15 5:42:15 PM nombretomado
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''TheNanny'' and ''WhosTheBoss''.
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''TheNanny'' ''Series/TheNanny'' and ''WhosTheBoss''.
25th Aug '15 11:05:20 PM kataangluvr
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* {{Tsundere}}: Mel turns into a heavy type A towards Joey. In one episode, she went back and forth between hating Joey and loving his cooking.
22nd Jun '15 12:23:50 AM SoRandom31
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* WorldOfSnark
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* WorldOfSnarkWorldOfSnark: [[SarcasmMode No kidding? I never would've guessed.]]
22nd Jun '15 12:22:48 AM SoRandom31
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* WorldOfSnark
11th Mar '15 5:28:24 PM daragionthegreat
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* AscendedExtra: Joey's estranged daughter Dani becomes a regular for the show's fourth season.
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* AscendedExtra: Joey's estranged daughter Dani becomes a regular for the show's fourth season.season [[spoiler:only to return willingly back to her mother in the ninth episode ''Gone Girl'']].
4th Mar '15 4:15:42 PM daragionthegreat
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A 2010 sitcom on ABC Family starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence. Mel Burke is a [[OldShame former]] HardDrinkingPartyGirl turned politician who must take care of her niece and nephew, Lennox and Ryder, after [[MissingMom their parents]] [[DisappearedDad are arrested]] for a [[TheCon ponzi]] [[WhiteCollarCrime scheme]] their father, Lewis Scanlon pulled. Joe Longo is a former employee of Scanlon who can't find work after the scheme, which he knew nothing about, bankrupted the company and tarnished his good name. Finally, after hitting rock bottom when his wife turns out to be a golddigger and leaves him, he works as the kids' nanny.
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A 2010 sitcom on ABC Family starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence. Mel Burke is a [[OldShame former]] HardDrinkingPartyGirl turned politician who must take care of her niece and nephew, Lennox and Ryder, after [[MissingMom their parents]] [[DisappearedDad are arrested]] for a [[TheCon ponzi]] [[WhiteCollarCrime scheme]] their father, Lewis Scanlon pulled. Joe Longo is a former employee of Scanlon who can't find work after the scheme, which he knew nothing about, bankrupted the company and tarnished his good name. Finally, after hitting rock bottom when his wife turns out to be a golddigger and leaves him, he works as the kids' nanny. nanny. The series is set to end at four seasons made.

A 2010 sitcom on ABC Family starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence. Mel Burke is * AscendedExtra: Joey's estranged daughter Dani becomes a [[OldShame former]] HardDrinkingPartyGirl turned politician who must take care of her niece and nephew, Lennox and Ryder, after [[MissingMom their parents]] [[DisappearedDad are arrested]] regular for a [[TheCon ponzi]] [[WhiteCollarCrime scheme]] their father, Lewis Scanlon pulled. Joe Longo is a former employee of Scanlon who can't find work after the scheme, which he knew nothing about, bankrupted the company and tarnished his good name. Finally, after hitting rock bottom when his wife turns out to be a golddigger and leaves him, he works as the kids' nanny. show's fourth season.

A 2010 sitcom on ABC Family starring Melissa Joan Hart and ** Joey Lawrence. Mel Burke is not any better. He had a [[OldShame former]] HardDrinkingPartyGirl turned politician who must take care of her niece previous relationship with another woman and nephew, Lennox and Ryder, after [[MissingMom their parents]] [[DisappearedDad are arrested]] only finds out that she had a daughter behind his back for a [[TheCon ponzi]] [[WhiteCollarCrime scheme]] their father, Lewis Scanlon pulled. Joe Longo is a former employee of Scanlon who can't find work after the scheme, which he knew nothing about, bankrupted the company and tarnished his good name. Finally, after hitting rock bottom when his wife turns out to be a golddigger and leaves him, he works as the kids' nanny. 13 years.

* PapaWolf: Joe embodies this trope. He does not take kindly to anyone hurting Lennox or Ryder. And some examples include Ryder's bully problem in "Spies & Lies" and Lennox's date in "Do As I Say, Not As I Did".
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* PapaWolf: Joe embodies this trope. He does not take kindly to anyone hurting Lennox Lennox, Ryder, or Ryder.Dani. And some examples include Ryder's bully problem in "Spies & Lies" and Lennox's date in "Do As I Say, Not As I Did".

* PromotionToParent: Mel. And now Joe, since Mel and Joe have decided they're co-parents.
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* PromotionToParent: Mel. And now Joe, since Mel and Joe have decided they're co-parents. Joe becomes a full-time parent to Dani when she moves in with them.

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* PromotionToParent: Mel. And now Joe, since TheyDo: Unsurprisingly, Mel and Joe have decided they're co-parents.tie the knot at the end of the third season.
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