History Series / Reba

6th Apr '16 1:12:27 PM BoyNinja
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* SmallNameBigEgo: In order to feel more important, Brock rudely tries to get a certified handy man (vaguely hitting on Reba) to refer him as Dr. Hart just because he was fixing all the poor handiwork Brock did to the kitchen appliances. Later on, Brock repairs (wrecks) the ice maker ''which wasn't even broken in the first place''.
29th Mar '16 1:07:22 PM BoyNinja
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* DumbJock: Van, until his stupidity was replaced by insanity and stopped being a jock.
** His ''entire'' football team ''and'' the manager are this, [[YourMindMakesItReal as they all started feeling sick in their stomachs as soon as they realized Reba had used something else than potato salad to follow the incredibly specific football bible they had]]. Their sick feeling only went away when Reba had brought real potato salad while they were losing too much during a game, rekindling their morale. [[spoiler:Turns out the bucket she brought wasn't really potato salad, but it still helped the team to win in the end as she had planned]].
28th Mar '16 1:36:37 PM BoyNinja
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* TheAlcoholic: Cheyenne constantly is [[DrowningMySorrows drowning herself in alcohol]] after Van's football career was completely stopped due to his spinal condition getting worse, but she moves on after many pep talks and encouragement. She briefly falls into SmokingIsNotCool to [[BrokenAesop distract herself from drinking]], much to Reba's chagrin.
** Van never had an alcohol problem and initially was covering up for Cheyenne, but when he during a party tried to prevent Reba from drinking a single cup of alcohol all because she had taken a pill from Cheyenne's purse meant to discourage drinking instead of healing stress, Cheyenne asked him why not just toss the wine down the drain if he was feeling tipsy of drinking too much. Van really cannot pass up on drinking too much.


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* SmokingIsNotCool: A whole episode was dedicated to this in order for all three adults to convince an all-knowing Kyra not to fall for smoking. This only ends up revealing the fact Brock was (and still is) an avid smoker, and he used to smoke pot in his younger days. Barbra Jean is the only one completely shocked from this revelation.
-->'''Barbra Jean''': Were you ''high'' when you married me?!
-->''({{Beat}})''
-->'''Reba''': [[DeadpanSnarker A lot of people ask that.]]
** Cheyenne so casually fell for smoking while she dealt with her alcohol addiction.
19th Mar '16 11:14:09 AM needlessexposition
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* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Cheyenne and Kyra both show shades of it. During the show, Cheyenne pulls herself out of that trope and ends up becoming a good wife and mother. Kyra, however, stays firmly in the trope.
11th Mar '16 2:12:06 PM BoyNinja
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* TheDreaded: The whole family sans Kyra is deathly afraid of getting on Reba's nerves whenever anyone does something underhanded behind her back, and she is almost always the OnlySaneWoman who knows what's best for everyone (though Kyra, after getting older, takes decisions that Reba thinks are illogical but do contain some respectable challenges).
** They're so afraid of her that Van and Cheyenne thought that a complete family like Brock and Barbra Jean was a good first option for Elizabeth's guardian instead of Reba because ''[[LoopholeAbuse they would be dead before having to hear another one of Reba's lectures]]''.


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** A subversion for Van, who realizes he was starting to become like his overbearing father when he trains Jake to be a good soccer player by constantly being too intense during matches.
11th Mar '16 5:24:38 AM Mdumas43073
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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Series/MalibuCountry''
11th Mar '16 5:21:29 AM Mdumas43073
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A simple DomCom set in Houston, Texas, and starring Music/RebaMcEntire, and airing from 2001 to 2007.

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A simple DomCom set in Houston, Texas, and starring Music/RebaMcEntire, and airing from 2001 to 2007.
for six seasons on Creator/TheWB (200106) and then Creator/TheCW (2006-07).
11th Mar '16 5:18:34 AM Mdumas43073
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7th Mar '16 1:54:42 PM LarryGlasses
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first season was noticeably different from the rest of the series. Van was more dumb than crazy. Barbra Jean (frequently referred to by her initials) was also a huge Jesus Freak, alongside her other neuroses. Cheyenne was more AlphaBitch than Ditz. Brock wasn't nearly as vain. Reba was much more the OnlySaneMan instead of a control freak (Also hearing her curse in the pilot episode is odd, since she usually doesn't later on). Also, the fact that the show took place in Houston was a much bigger plot point, as the Hart family tried to navigate through Cheyenne's pregnancy around ultra-conservative neighbors, school principals, etc. Much like ''Married... With Children'', the show kind of Flanderized into more of a live-action cartoon, and was funnier for it.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first season was noticeably different from the rest of the series. Van was more dumb than crazy. Barbra Jean (frequently referred to by her initials) was also a huge Jesus Freak, alongside her other neuroses. Cheyenne was more AlphaBitch than Ditz. Brock wasn't nearly as vain. Reba was much more the OnlySaneMan instead of a control freak (Also (also hearing her curse in the pilot episode is odd, since she usually doesn't later on). Also, the fact that the show took place in Houston was a much bigger plot point, as the Hart family tried to navigate through Cheyenne's pregnancy around ultra-conservative neighbors, school principals, etc. Much like ''Married... With Children'', the show kind of Flanderized into more of a live-action cartoon, and was funnier for it.


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* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: According to Barbra Jean, her father didn't have qualms beating her with the Bible to make her a disciple of Jesus.


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* PapaWolf / MamaBear: Both Brock and Reba readily frighten a high school student for asking the then-middle school Kyra to the high school prom...until they hear from him he dumped her because she sounded like an intimidating adult.
** Barbra Jean's father Big Daddy. No matter how you look at it, he will by default hate any unlucky man marrying his daughters the moment they decide to take them away from their hometown and will make their lives miserable during family reunions. Unfortunately for Brock, Big Daddy knows he is the newest step-son who remarried and shifts the attention away from his oldest daughter's husband.
5th Mar '16 3:40:23 PM LarryGlasses
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* CannotKeepASecret: Barbra Jean is very lousy in keeping secrets under wraps from others. And if she barely hears said secret is a surprise, she will do everything to hear about it. Three particular occasions play this up more seriously.
** When Kyra planned to move out with her and Brock at her new house. Barbra Jean could not stop giggling and laughing like crazy whenever she was questioned about her odder behavior until she broke.
** When Reba and Brock tried to hide the Cayman incident from the IntimidatingRevenueService, neither of them told on the other. Barbra Jean, completely hysteric about the heavy pressure, casually revealed the issue during a harmless coffee break with an agent outside their private conversations, landing them all in a heavy debt that almost forced Brock to move to Las Vegas.
** When Jake didn't want Barbra Jean to know about [[spoiler:his very complicated and elaborate Halloween prank on her mother, who considered Halloween pranks as a revered tradition in the family and lost faith in the lack of interest from everyone else]]. Everyone on the plan knew that Barbra Jean would have ruined everything from the start if she had known, so her obliviousness to the whole thing only added to it, albeit in her own exaggerated way.
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