History Series / Reba

14th Sep '17 12:14:57 PM BoyNinja
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* MistakenForRacist: In "No Good Deed," Barbra Jean dressing and talking like a stereotypical black person comes across to the 20 black people she invited without permission to Reba's house. No one calls her out on it, but they all just stare at her for being crazy (and later because people who never met her ''can't believe she exists'').
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Brock, upon walking into Cheyenne's baby shower: "Look at all these beautiful women. (Looks at Lori Ann) You must be security." [[VolleyingInsults Lori Ann retorted in return with: "I thought we agreed not to hire a clown."]] In a separate episode, Reba walks into the kitchen, sees Cheyenne, Van, and Barbra Jean, and says: "Hello, loved ones. Barbra Jean."

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* MistakenForRacist: In "No Good Deed," Barbra Jean dressing and talking like a stereotypical black person comes across as racist to the 20 black people she invited without permission to Reba's house. No one calls her out on it, but they all just stare at her for being crazy (and later because people who never met her ''can't believe she exists'').
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Brock, upon walking into Cheyenne's baby shower: "Look shower:
--> '''Brock''': Look
at all these beautiful women. (Looks at Lori Ann) You must be security." [[VolleyingInsults
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Lori Ann retorted in return with: "I with:
--> '''Lori Ann''': [[VolleyingInsults I
thought we agreed not to hire a clown."]] ]]
**
In a separate episode, Reba walks into the kitchen, sees Cheyenne, Van, and Barbra Jean, and says: "Hello, says:
-->'''Reba''': Hello,
loved ones. Barbra Jean."
14th Sep '17 12:12:21 PM BoyNinja
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* MiddleChildSyndrome: Kyra. The statement she gave to Brock below could serve as proof of how painfully aware she is of being left out.
-->'''Kyra''': In mom's family, it goes Elizabeth, Jake, Van, Cheyenne, and then me. When Jake got a turtle, I moved down 1 spot.
** Of course, it wasn't without merit. She mentioned that after some money that was raised to send her on a school trip to England had to be given to Cheyenne instead because she had dropped so many classes, she ran the risk of losing Elizabeth's spot in the school day care if she didn't enroll in summer school. Interestingly, in a rare case of this, Reba is painfully aware of it (most cases of this trope will have the parents be oblivious), as Reba told both Cheyenne and Kyra in a couple of gut-wrenching speeches. It was just that Reba only had so many hours in the day and Cheyenne and Van were such screw-ups, they required most of them, outright telling Brock "I have no other choice, she's the only other adult in the house."



** In the season 2 episode titled "For Sale, Cheap" Van auctions off football lessons to for Jake's school charity, most of the signees end up being single moms due to the fact that Van included a shirtless photo of himself making suggestive poses (which Cheyenne is not pleased about). A person named Terry is the top bidder. It turns out that Terry is a man. A very effeminate man who mentions having a "partner". When Van confronts Terry about the issue, Terry becomes offended and tells Van that he's not gay, with the partner he was referring to being a business partner and that he was married to a former Miss Houston. He then tells Van that he thought ''Van'' was gay. Phew.

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** In the season 2 episode titled "For Sale, Cheap" Cheap," Van auctions off football lessons to for Jake's school charity, most of the signees end up being single moms due to the fact that Van included a shirtless photo of himself making suggestive poses (which Cheyenne is not pleased about). A person named Terry is the top bidder. It turns out that Terry is a man. A very effeminate man who mentions having a "partner". When Van confronts Terry about the issue, Terry becomes offended and tells Van that he's not gay, with the partner he was referring to being a business partner and that he was married to a former Miss Houston. He then tells Van that he thought ''Van'' was gay. Phew.



* MiddleChildSyndrome: Kyra. The statement she gave to Brock below could serve as proof of how painfully aware she is of being left out.
-->'''Kyra''': In mom's family, it goes Elizabeth, Jake, Van, Cheyenne, and then me. When Jake got a turtle, I moved down 1 spot.
** Of course, it wasn't without merit. She mentioned that after some money that was raised to send her on a school trip to England had to be given to Cheyenne instead because she had dropped so many classes, she ran the risk of losing Elizabeth's spot in the school day care if she didn't enroll in summer school. Interestingly, in a rare case of this, Reba is painfully aware of it (most cases of this trope will have the parents be oblivious), as Reba told both Cheyenne and Kyra in a couple of gut-wrenching speeches. It was just that Reba only had so many hours in the day and Cheyenne and Van were such screw-ups, they required most of them, outright telling Brock "I have no other choice, she's the only other adult in the house."
14th Sep '17 12:11:51 PM BoyNinja
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* MistakenForRacist: In "No Good Deed," Barbra Jean dressing and talking like a stereotypical black person comes across to the 20 black people she invited without permission to Reba's house. No one calls her out on it, but they all just stare at her for being crazy (and later because people who never met her ''can't believe she exists'').
31st Aug '17 12:13:59 PM BoyNinja
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* StandardizedSitcomHousing: Twice around: Barbara Jean and Brock's house is a mirror to Reba's.

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* StandardizedSitcomHousing: Twice around: Barbara Jean and Brock's house SkewedPriorities: Cheyenne thought having her mom teach at her school was somehow more embarrassing than her being pregnant. Reba is not even a mirror kind of parent that overly loves her children to Reba's.embarrass them in front of others.
** Van thought getting off from food stamp services was more embarrassing than signing up for it (and being so proud of it for not ''trying'' to work at all).


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* StandardizedSitcomHousing: Twice around: Barbara Jean and Brock's house is a mirror to Reba's.
25th Aug '17 1:25:49 PM BoyNinja
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** When Reba becomes best friends with [[Music/KellyClarkson Kelly]], her mannerisms are nearly the same as Barbra Jean's that Reba is questioned about how she can't feel and be best friends with Barbra Jean instead (though mostly because Barbra Jean took Brock away from her).
15th Aug '17 1:23:29 PM BoyNinja
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* GoneHorriblyRight: Despite Terry being unsuccessful to woo Reba, the two became really good friends the moment Terry starts telling her the ironic story of how his ex-wife ran off with a dumb blond, which immediately makes both have fun and laugh at their exes. Barbra Jean tries real hard to be part of the conversation while ignoring all the jokes being hurled her way.



* GoneHorriblyRight: Despite Terry being unsuccessful to woo Reba, the two became really good friends the moment Terry starts telling her the ironic story of how his ex-wife ran off with a dumb blond, which immediately makes both have fun and laugh at their exes. Barbra Jean tries real hard to be part of the conversation while ignoring all the jokes being hurled her way.
15th Aug '17 1:22:48 PM BoyNinja
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* GoneHorriblyRight: Despite Terry being unsuccessful to woo Reba, the two became really good friends the moment Terry starts telling her the ironic story of how his ex-wife ran off with a dumb blond, which immediately makes both have fun and laugh at their exes. Barbra Jean tries real hard to be part of the conversation while ignoring all the jokes being hurled her way.



* NotSoDifferent: Reba and Barbra Jean.

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* NotSoDifferent: Reba and Barbra Jean.Jean, though this is more pronounced in the last season.
15th Aug '17 1:13:44 PM BoyNinja
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* NotSoDifferent: Reba and Barbra Jean.
** When Terry is presented to Reba as a new love interest, his advances (and Reba's complete indifference) don't help him get attached to her and reveals that he was being too strong because that's how his ex-wife behaved...towards a dumb blonde man. This is enough for Reba to start cracking jokes at the expense of Brock and Barbra Jean, who feel humiliated (after Reba felt humiliated for being forced to be with Terry by Barbra Jean).
11th Aug '17 10:31:34 PM thecarolinabull01
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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: All of the males in the series are victims of this. Brock by both Reba ''and'' Barbra Jean, Van by Cheyenne, Jake by Kyra and Cheyenne (though he's only abused emotionally, not physically like the other two).
14th Jul '17 12:43:23 PM BoyNinja
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* AbusiveParents: Brock's father John D. was an all-around asshole who kept treating his own son like dirt and showed no support for him, but he was only nice to Reba and other people instead. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold The problem was that John D. was outright awful at expressing his feelings to his son - as evidenced by how he confined in Reba - and failed to admit it after dying from a heart attack]].
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