History Series / Reba

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* DeadpanSnarker: Reba and Kyra.

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* DeadpanSnarker: DeadpanSnarker:
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Reba and Kyra.Kyra.
** Sometimes Van does this as well. One example takes place during the fifth-season episode "Reba and the One", where Barbra Jeans drops in to check on Reba while she's out on a date (she's not, but her family doesn't know yet) when Van is washing dishes.
-->'''Barbra Jean''': Is she on a date?
-->'''Van''': No, she's back. I'm just prepping for surgery!



* DietEpisode: The fifth season episode "Have Your Cake". The diet is primarily for Barbra Jean, but Cheyenne volunteers herself ''and'' Reba into it to show support for Barbra Jean.

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* DietEpisode: The fifth season fifth-season episode "Have Your Cake". The diet is primarily for Barbra Jean, but Cheyenne volunteers herself ''and'' Reba into it to show support for Barbra Jean.



* GotMeDoingIt: The third season episode "Regarding Henry" has Barbra Jean's RhymesOnADime phrases (most notably "okey-dokey, Smokey") having this effect InUniverse.

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* GotMeDoingIt: The third season third-season episode "Regarding Henry" has Barbra Jean's RhymesOnADime phrases (most notably "okey-dokey, Smokey") having this effect InUniverse.



** The fifth season episode "Reba and the One": Late in the episode, Reba is enjoying some alone time at a restaurant when Brock and Barbra Jean show up there as well. Desperate to keep the masquerade going, Reba drags another patron to be her pretend date, at one point making an off-hand disparate remark about musicians. After the dust settles, Reba asks him about his occupation. His response: "I'm a musician." Remembering what she said earlier regarding musicians, Reba finishes the glass of wine in her hand in one gulp without a word.

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** The fifth season fifth-season episode "Reba and the One": Late in the episode, Reba is enjoying some alone time at a restaurant when Brock and Barbra Jean show up there as well. Desperate to keep the masquerade going, Reba drags another patron to be her pretend date, at one point making an off-hand disparate remark about musicians. After the dust settles, Reba asks him about his occupation. His response: "I'm a musician." Remembering what she said earlier regarding musicians, Reba finishes the glass of wine in her hand in one gulp without a word.



* RightBehindMe: During the sixth season episode "The Break-Up", Van and Cheyenne sneak into the garage to take the real estate client list when Reba refuses to give it to Van. Reba quietly enters the garage during the stunt and Van and Cheyenne don't realize it due to having their backs to the door, at which point they start badmouthing Reba, unaware of Reba's presence, until Van requests for the light switch to be turned on so he can see better -- and Reba obliges. Cue OhCrap for Van and Cheyenne both.

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* RightBehindMe: During the sixth season sixth-season episode "The Break-Up", Van and Cheyenne sneak into the garage to take the real estate client list when Reba refuses to give it to Van. Reba quietly enters the garage during the stunt and Van and Cheyenne don't realize it due to having their backs to the door, at which point they start badmouthing Reba, unaware of Reba's presence, until Van requests for the light switch to be turned on so he can see better -- and Reba obliges. Cue OhCrap for Van and Cheyenne both.



** There's more. During the fifth season finale, Reba is faced with the prospect of a surgery. Van consoles the worried Cheyenne with: "She'll be all right. She's a survivor."

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** There's more. During the fifth season fifth-season finale, Reba is faced with the prospect of a surgery. Van consoles the worried Cheyenne with: "She'll be all right. She's a survivor."
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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.

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* TheAlcoholic: TheAlcoholic:
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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.



* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Barbra Jean's account of a private investigator she hired to tail Brock during their separation: "He followed you everywhere you went: to your dental office, to the golf course... to that tanning salon you say you don't go to", much to Brock's embarrassment.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: ArsonMurderAndJaywalking:
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Barbra Jean's account of a private investigator she hired to tail Brock during their separation: "He followed you everywhere you went: to your dental office, to the golf course... to that tanning salon you say you don't go to", much to Brock's embarrassment.



* BerserkButton: Played for laughs, it's not so much "berserk" as "reacting strongly" .

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* BerserkButton: Played for laughs, PlayedForLaughs, it's not so much "berserk" as "reacting strongly" .



** After the school charity auction held by Reba and Barbra Jean turns out to be a big hit, Brock mentions that tradition dictates a celebration party must be held to commemorate the sponsors, where Reba is obligated to congratulate Barbra Jean and vice versa. Reba tells Brock there's nothing she'd rather do, but waits till Brock leaves before whispering to herself: "Pencil in the eye, that's what I'd rather do."

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** After the school charity auction held by Reba and Barbra Jean turns out to be a big hit, Brock mentions that tradition dictates a celebration party must be held to commemorate the sponsors, where Reba is obligated to congratulate Barbra Jean and vice versa. Reba tells Brock there's nothing she'd rather do, but waits till Brock leaves before whispering to herself: "Pencil "[[EyeScream Pencil in the eye, eye]], that's what I'd rather do."



* CringeComedy: The whole show can be this. Especially if you've been close to someone with a teen pregnancy or messy divorce and know how much emotional baggage there can be.

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* CringeComedy: CringeComedy:
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The whole show can be this. Especially if you've been close to someone with a teen pregnancy or messy divorce and know how much emotional baggage there can be.



* 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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* TheDreaded: TheDreaded:
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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]]''.



* DreadfulMusician: Cheyenne (Reba remarks, after hearing Cheyenne's singing: "No wonder Elizabeth used to cry after Cheyenne sang to her.") and Jake (in the ChristmasEpisode, Reba convinces Jake to sing loudly knowing Brock and Barbra Jean, who would take Jake to go Christmas caroling with them, would suffer from his singing).

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* DreadfulMusician: DreadfulMusician:
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Cheyenne (Reba remarks, after hearing Cheyenne's singing: "No wonder Elizabeth used to cry after Cheyenne sang to her.") and Jake ")
** Jake, too
(in the ChristmasEpisode, Reba convinces Jake to sing loudly knowing Brock and Barbra Jean, who would take Jake to go Christmas caroling with them, would suffer from his singing).



* DumbJock: Van, until his stupidity was replaced by insanity and stopped being a jock.

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* DumbJock: DumbJock:
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Van, until his stupidity was replaced by insanity and stopped being a jock.



* {{Expy}}: A snarky couple with three children: A ditzy blonde who married a doofus, a snarky middle child who seems to be the only verbal equal to the snarky matriarch, and a young son who everyone seems to forget about. It's not an exact expy of ''Roseanne,'' but it seemed to be a case of what might have happened should Roseanne and Dan get divorced. Both shows even tread similar ground, such as the parents cracking down especially hard on the younger daughter after the eldest daughter grew up too fast and the mother being upset when the kids decide they're too old for Halloween, only to be comforted by an epic prank against her at the end of the episode.

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}:
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A snarky couple with three children: A ditzy blonde who married a doofus, a snarky middle child who seems to be the only verbal equal to the snarky matriarch, and a young son who everyone seems to forget about. It's not an exact expy of ''Roseanne,'' but it seemed to be a case of what might have happened should Roseanne and Dan get divorced. Both shows even tread similar ground, such as the parents cracking down especially hard on the younger daughter after the eldest daughter grew up too fast and the mother being upset when the kids decide they're too old for Halloween, only to be comforted by an epic prank against her at the end of the episode.



* HairTodayGoneTomorrow: A mild example: Brock, in a [[FlashBack flash back]] scene, sported a long mustache prior to his marriage with Reba. In a separate episode, Van, Brock, and Cheyenne turn up in a future scene (six decades or so into the future), in which this trope is played straight with Van (balding) and Brock (completely bald with a wig on top) but subverted in Cheyenne's case (she still has her hair, just not blonde any longer).

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* HairTodayGoneTomorrow: HairTodayGoneTomorrow:
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A mild example: Brock, in a [[FlashBack flash back]] scene, sported a long mustache prior to his marriage with Reba. In a separate episode, Van, Brock, and Cheyenne turn up in a future scene (six decades or so into the future), in which this trope is played straight with Van (balding) and Brock (completely bald with a wig on top) but subverted in Cheyenne's case (she still has her hair, just not blonde any longer).



* 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.

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* PapaWolf / MamaBear: MamaBear:
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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.



* PutOnABus: Lori Ann (Reba's friend) and [[Creator/DanCastellaneta Eugene]] (a rival dentist to Brock). Eugene's was justified, since Brock decided to sell his dental practice to play professional golf (thereby deflating their rivalry.) Lori Ann simply had to go because Barbara Jean was slowly sliding into her role as Reba's best friend.

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* PutOnABus: PutOnABus:
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Lori Ann (Reba's friend) and [[Creator/DanCastellaneta Eugene]] (a rival dentist to Brock). Eugene's was justified, since Brock decided to sell his dental practice to play professional golf (thereby deflating their rivalry.) Lori Ann simply had to go because Barbara Jean was slowly sliding into her role as Reba's best friend.



* ReallyGetsAround: Barbra Jean, before her affair with Brock resulted in pregnancy and marriage. She has no shame in romancing the guys that try to date Reba, either.

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* ReallyGetsAround: ReallyGetsAround:
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Barbra Jean, before her affair with Brock resulted in pregnancy and marriage. She has no shame in romancing the guys that try to date Reba, either.



-->'''Reba''': [[FeeFiFauxPas Barbra Jean?!]] [[OhCrap Oh, crap!]]

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-->'''Reba''': [[FeeFiFauxPas Barbra Jean?!]] [[OhCrap Oh, crap!]]OhCrap



* 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.

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* SmokingIsNotCool: SmokingIsNotCool:
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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.



* TemptingFate: A positive version of this occurs at the end of the episode "Bullets Over Brock", where Reba, dismayed at the prospect of Brock and Barbra Jean getting a divorce, claims "I'll never be able to relax now." Then she sits down and turns on the TV, sees the video clip of Van at Jake's soccer match that Cheyenne filmed, and promptly bursts into hearty laughter. By the time the video clip sequence ends, Reba is calmly sipping tea, grinning and giggling happily, before muttering to herself: "[[IronicEcho I'm definitely relaxed now.]]"

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* TemptingFate: A positive version of this occurs at the end of the sixth-season episode "Bullets Over Brock", where Reba, dismayed at the prospect of Brock and Barbra Jean getting a divorce, claims "I'll never be able to relax now." Then she sits down and turns on the TV, sees the video clip of Van at Jake's soccer match practice that Cheyenne filmed, and promptly bursts into hearty laughter. By the time the video clip sequence ends, Reba is calmly sipping tea, grinning and giggling happily, before muttering to herself: "[[IronicEcho I'm definitely relaxed now.]]"



* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: Reba saw almost everybody like this, notably Brock and '''especially''' Barbra Jean, who seemed to have no concept of personal boundaries (Barbra Jean has NoSenseOfPersonalSpace that she just gets inside the house at nighttime hours when she sees so much as a light and even entered once ''through the window''). There were the occasional whispers that she felt this way about Van and Cheyenne as well. While she loved them dearly and cared for them unconditionally, she occasionally mentioned how she hoped that they would get their situation straightened out (and therefore move) sooner rather than later.

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* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: TheThingThatWouldNotLeave:
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Reba saw almost everybody like this, notably Brock and '''especially''' Barbra Jean, who seemed to have no concept of personal boundaries (Barbra Jean has NoSenseOfPersonalSpace that she just gets inside the house at nighttime hours when she sees so much as a light and even entered once ''through the window''). There were the occasional whispers that she felt this way about Van and Cheyenne as well. While she loved them dearly and cared for them unconditionally, she occasionally mentioned how she hoped that they would get their situation straightened out (and therefore move) sooner rather than later.



* YourCheatingHeart: What Brock's midlife crisis made him do with Barbra Jean, kick starting the series.
** Barbra Jean has no shame falling for other guys ''even after she married Brock''. ''[[UpToEleven Not even she lets Reba get closer to them]]''.

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* YourCheatingHeart: YourCheatingHeart:
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What Brock's midlife crisis made him do with Barbra Jean, kick starting the series.
** Barbra Jean has no shame falling for other guys ''even after she married Brock''. ''[[UpToEleven Not She even she lets refuses to let Reba get closer to them]]''.
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* TemptingFate: A positive version of this occurs at the end of the episode "Bullets Over Brock", where Reba, dismayed at the prospect of Brock and Barbra Jean getting a divorce, claims "I'll never be able to relax now." Then she sits down and turns on the TV, sees the video clip of Van at Jake's soccer match that Cheyenne filmed, and promptly bursts into hearty laughter. By the time the video clip sequence ends, Reba is calmly sipping tea, grinning and giggling happily, before muttering to herself: "[[IronicEcho I'm definitely relaxed now.]]"
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* TomboyishName: Van has an aunt named ''Floyd''.

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* TomboyishName: Van has an aunt named whose name is ''Floyd''.
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* TomboyishName: Van has an aunt named ''Floyd''.
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* RightInFrontOfMe: Late in the episode of "The Blond Leading the Blind", Barbra Jean reads to Reba while Reba is still recovering from her eye surgery, which Reba doesn't enjoy much, especially when Barbra Jean tries to imitate speaking in British accent while reading a Charles Dickens novel ("Were you still reading or did you just pass gas?", asks Reba). When Cheyenne arrives to take over care for Reba, Reba, thinking she's talking to Cheyenne (when, in truth, Cheyenne is at her car to retrieve things and Barbra Jean pretends to be Cheyenne), promptly badmouths Barbra Jean -- especially on her attempt at accent -- without realizing whom she's talking to until Barbra runs off crying just as Cheyenne walks in.

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* RightBehindMe: During the sixth season episode "The Break-Up", Van and Cheyenne sneak into the garage to take the real estate client list when Reba refuses to give it to Van. Reba quietly enters the garage during the stunt and Van and Cheyenne don't realize it due to having their backs to the door, at which point they start badmouthing Reba, unaware of Reba's presence, until Van requests for the light switch to be turned on so he can see better -- and Reba obliges. Cue OhCrap for Van and Cheyenne both.
* RightInFrontOfMe: Late in the episode of "The Blond Leading the Blind", Barbra Jean reads to Reba while Reba is still recovering from her eye surgery, which surgery. Reba doesn't enjoy it much, especially when Barbra Jean tries to imitate speaking in British accent while reading a Charles Dickens novel ("Were you still reading or did you just pass gas?", asks Reba). When Cheyenne arrives to take over care for Reba, Reba, thinking she's talking to Cheyenne (when, in truth, Cheyenne is at going back to her car to retrieve things and Barbra Jean pretends to be Cheyenne), promptly badmouths Barbra Jean -- especially on her attempt at accent -- without realizing whom she's talking to ([[BlindMistake Reba is still recovering from her eye surgery at the moment, so her eyes are covered]]) until Barbra runs off crying just as Cheyenne walks in.



* SlasherSmile: Van's "winning smile" is incredibly creepy, and he's completely oblivious to that fact. Reba even lampshades it, telling him "Van, that's not a killer smile, that's the smile of a killer."

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* SlasherSmile: Van's "winning smile" is incredibly creepy, and he's completely oblivious to that fact. Reba even lampshades [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it, telling him "Van, that's not a killer smile, that's the smile of a killer."
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** A one-shot character (a cable guy): "Surprise!"

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** A one-shot character (a cable guy): "Surprise!""[[TitleDrop Surprise]]!"
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-->'''Reba''': [[FeeFiFauxPas '''Barbra Jean'''?!]] [[OhCrap Oh, crap!"]]

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-->'''Reba''': [[FeeFiFauxPas '''Barbra Jean'''?!]] Barbra Jean?!]] [[OhCrap Oh, crap!"]]crap!]]
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* BlindMistake: Reba in one episode, during which she tries to take care of herself while still recovering from an eye surgery ("tries" being the operative word here, as drinking water out of a potted plant and spreading peanut butter on a sponge don't count as proof of the ability to successfully take care of oneself), with Barbra Jean attempting to help Reba without Reba knowing.

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* BlindMistake: Reba in one episode, the episode "The Blond Leading the Blind", during which she tries to take care of herself while still recovering from an eye surgery ("tries" being the operative word here, as drinking water out of a potted plant and spreading peanut butter on a sponge don't count as proof of the ability to successfully take care of oneself), with Barbra Jean attempting to help Reba without Reba knowing.



** A one-shot character (a cable guy): "Surprise!"



* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Jake once gripes to Cheyenne about having Kyra as babysitter because Kyra makes him watch "The Wiggles" with his niece. Kyra, standing right behind Jake, replies: "Keep complaining. I got Barney tapes here."

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: CoolAndUnusualPunishment:
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Jake once gripes to Cheyenne about having Kyra as babysitter because Kyra makes him watch "The Wiggles" with his niece. Kyra, standing right behind Jake, replies: "Keep complaining. I got Barney tapes here."



** In the season two episode "Seeing Red", Reba tells Brock of her worry that Kyra might ask to move in with him and Barbra Jean out of frustration of her not letting Kyra getting her way. A season or two later Kyra does tell Brock of her desire to move in with him and Barbra Jean, though not quite for the precise reason mentioned by Reba.

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** In the season two episode "Seeing Red", Reba tells Brock of her worry that Kyra might ask to move in with him and Barbra Jean out of frustration of her not letting Kyra getting her way. A season or two later Near the end of the season, Kyra does tell Brock of her desire to move in with him and Barbra Jean, though not quite for the precise reason mentioned by Reba.


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* RightInFrontOfMe: Late in the episode of "The Blond Leading the Blind", Barbra Jean reads to Reba while Reba is still recovering from her eye surgery, which Reba doesn't enjoy much, especially when Barbra Jean tries to imitate speaking in British accent while reading a Charles Dickens novel ("Were you still reading or did you just pass gas?", asks Reba). When Cheyenne arrives to take over care for Reba, Reba, thinking she's talking to Cheyenne (when, in truth, Cheyenne is at her car to retrieve things and Barbra Jean pretends to be Cheyenne), promptly badmouths Barbra Jean -- especially on her attempt at accent -- without realizing whom she's talking to until Barbra runs off crying just as Cheyenne walks in.
-->'''Cheyenne''': Mom, what did you say to Barbra Jean to make her cry?
-->'''Reba''': [[FeeFiFauxPas '''Barbra Jean'''?!]] [[OhCrap Oh, crap!"]]
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-->'''Barbra Jean: (Entering the house) Reba, I've got an idea -- matching sweatshirts. (Leaves)

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-->'''Barbra Jean: Jean''': (Entering the house) Reba, I've got an idea -- matching sweatshirts. (Leaves)
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