History Series / Reba

13th Aug '16 10:14:37 AM BoyNinja
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** Brock is hit with this the worst as he's the object of physical and emotional abuse from nearly all the cast members. To add hilarity to his injuries, Reba's parents can only glare his way but are able to warm up to Barbra Jean, his mother dislikes how he ended up marrying a bimbo, and even Barbra Jean's father has many implications of wanting to shoot him (even more when Brock stood up to him about misogynist jokes about his wife).

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** Brock is hit with this the worst as he's the object of physical and emotional abuse from nearly all the cast members. To add hilarity to his injuries, Reba's parents can only glare his way but are able to warm up to Barbra Jean, his mother dislikes how he ended up marrying a bimbo, and even Barbra Jean's father has many implications of wanting to shoot him (even more when Brock stood up to him about misogynist jokes about Big Daddy's own wife), and Barbra Jean's brother Buzzer has such a deep and scary MySisterIsOffLimits attitude that he cut Brock's ear and still has that piece in his wife).pocket.
13th Aug '16 10:10:45 AM BoyNinja
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* CloudCuckoolander: Barbra Jean most definitely, and Van occasionally as well.

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* CloudCuckoolander: Barbra Jean most definitely, definitely alongside her family (her brother Buzzer is just strange and violent just like their father being a GunNut), and Van occasionally as well.



* DramaticPause: Several times throughout the series. Example include Jake's opinion to Van's poem dedicated to [[CoolCar Rhonda]]: "It's great... to a second grader.", as well as Cheyenne's announcement of her homemade meal: "Dinner will be ready in 10 minutes... just as soon as the meat stops boiling."

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* DramaticPause: Several times throughout the series. Example include Jake's opinion to Van's poem dedicated to [[CoolCar Rhonda]]: "It's great... to a second grader.", grader!", as well as Cheyenne's announcement of her homemade meal: "Dinner will be ready in 10 minutes... just as soon as the meat stops boiling."



* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: Reba saw almost everybody like this, notably Brock and '''especially''' Barbra Jean, who seemed to have no concept of personal boundaries. 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.
** Reba herself starts to become this towards Van and Cheyenne when they finally settle in their own house.

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* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: Reba saw almost everybody like this, notably Brock and '''especially''' Barbra Jean, who seemed to have no concept of personal boundaries.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.
** Reba herself starts to become this towards Van and Cheyenne when they finally settle in their own house. It was partly justified since they were weirdos.
24th Jun '16 4:32:08 PM thecarolinabull01
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* GilliganCut: Van temporarily becomes a driver in a pizza joint in order to save up enough money to buy a car. Having no vehicle of his own, he requests Reba to drive him for deliveries. Reba refuses and refuses... and cut to the next scene where she drives him for deliveries, much to her chagrin.

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* GilliganCut: GilliganCut:
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Van temporarily becomes a driver in a pizza joint in order to save up enough money to buy a car. Having no vehicle of his own, he requests Reba to drive him for deliveries. Reba refuses and refuses... and cut to the next scene where she drives him for deliveries, much to her chagrin.



* MistakenForGay: The series must love this trope, because it's been used several times.
** 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 and that the partner he was referring to was a business partner and that he was married to a woman, before telling Van that he thought ''Van'' was gay. Phew.

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* MistakenForGay: The series must love this trope, because it's been used several times.
at least thrice.
** 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 and that gay, with the partner he was referring to was being a business partner and that he was married to a woman, before telling former Miss Houston. He then tells Van that he thought ''Van'' was gay. Phew.



** This happens in yet another episode called "Parenting With Puppets" with Brock and Van, during which a male masseuse at a day spa mistakenly perceives them as a gay couple because they are talking about Henry and Elizabeth and Brock says that the children have "two great dads who love them".

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** This happens in yet another episode called "Parenting With Puppets" with Brock and Van, during which a male masseuse at a day spa mistakenly perceives them as a gay couple because they are talking about Brock says that Henry and Elizabeth and Brock says that the children have "two great dads who love them".
24th Jun '16 4:02:15 PM thecarolinabull01
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** Van's father had two different actors. It doesn't help much the second one made him look younger and less imposing.



** Don't call Barbra Jean "Blondzilla". [[note]]A name she was called in school due to being taller than the other girls.[[/note]]

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** Don't call Barbra Jean "Blondzilla". [[note]]A name she was called in school due to being taller than the other girls.[[/note]][[/note]]. Reba made that mistake and Barbra Jean was angry enough to hit her back, when she normally takes Reba's abuse and is intimidated by her.



* HideYourPregnancy: Barbra Jean had gained a noticable amount of weight in season 5 due to the fact that Melissa Peterman was pregnant during season 5, and her weight gain was made into a plot point in the episode, "Hide Your Cake."
24th Jun '16 1:25:18 PM BoyNinja
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* AccidentalMisnaming: Brock's mother can't seem to learn Barbra Jean's name that she never sticks to one misnaming. Hearing the right name doesn't make her correct it, probably because she hates the woman.



* GoshDangItToHeck: Reba didn't do this at first, resulting Barbra Jean, who was present at the time, to try to "correct" Reba toward this. In latter seasons Reba is actually doing this rather involuntarily. There isn't much swearing in the series as a whole.



** Van is always overprotective of Cheyenne dating other guys that he's willing to kill them. It gets a little worse when he's overprotective of Reba dating other guys that it looks like he's married to her.

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** Van is always overprotective of Cheyenne dating other guys that he's willing to kill them.them (one occasion was PlayedForLaughs but still). It gets a little worse when he's overprotective of Reba dating other guys that it looks like he's married to her.



* GoshDangItToHeck: Reba didn't do this at first, resulting Barbra Jean, who was present at the time, to try to "correct" Reba toward this. In latter seasons Reba is actually doing this rather involuntarily. There isn't much swearing in the series as a whole.

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* GoshDangItToHeck: GrowingUpSucks: The constant fear of becoming a responsible adult after high school continuously scares both Van and Cheyenne even after having a baby, always tempted to take the easy way out. Reba didn't do this at first, resulting Barbra Jean, who was present at always puts them on the time, right direction and they manage to try to "correct" Reba toward this. In latter seasons Reba is actually doing this rather involuntarily. There isn't much swearing in the series as become responsible, if not a whole.little too wacky.
6th Jun '16 11:24:12 PM thecarolinabull01
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* HideYourPregnancy: Barbra Jean had gained a noticable amount of weight in season 5 due to the fact that Melissa Peterman was pregnant during season 5, and her weight gain was made into a plot point in the episode, "Hide Your Cake."
6th Jun '16 10:40:01 PM thecarolinabull01
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* BerserkButton:
** Played for laughs, it's not so much "berserk" as "reacting strongly" .

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



* {{Foreshadowing}}: In one episode, 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.
* FullNameUltimatum: "Kyra Eleanor Hart, out!"

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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In one episode, 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.
** In the season one episode "Labor of Love" Reba mentions that Van may end up getting injured and being forced to give up football. Come Season 4, Van is discovered to be suffering from spinal stenosis and must retire from his arena football career.
* FullNameUltimatum: FullNameUltimatum:
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"Kyra Eleanor Hart, out!"out!"
** "Jacob Mitchell Hart!"



** In terms of personality, Kyra seems to be more like her snarky mother, while Cheyenne takes after her father's subtle but dumb personality. Only Jake is the middle ground and behaves nothing like the rest.

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** In terms of personality, Kyra seems to be more like her snarky mother, while Cheyenne takes after her father's vanity and subtle but dumb personality. Only Jake is the middle ground and behaves nothing like the rest.



* GreenEyedMonster: Everyone but Reba, Kyra, Barbra Jean, and Jake.

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* GreenEyedMonster: Everyone but Reba, Kyra, Barbra Jean, and Jake.GreenEyedMonster:



** Barbra Jean has suspected Brock of cheating on her on at least two occasions.



** Van, in the episode "And God Created Van" stops attending church, seemingly to watch sports, but it's soon made clear that the issue is deeper than that. After being constantly pressed by Cheyenne and Barbra Jean, he admits that he no longer believes in God, which pisses Reba off big time, enough for her to threaten his life, even though she likely didn't mean it. It's later revealed that Van is actually angry at God due to his spinal stenosis ending his football career. Reba is forced to admit that she went through a similar crisis of faith during the divorce. He's back to being a theist by the end of the episode.

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** Van, in the episode "And God Created Van" stops attending church, seemingly to watch sports, but it's soon made clear that the issue is deeper than that. After being constantly pressed by Cheyenne and Barbra Jean, he admits that he no longer believes in God, which pisses Reba off big time, enough for her to threaten his life, even though she likely didn't mean it. It's later revealed that Van is actually angry at God due to his spinal stenosis ending his football career. Reba is forced to admit that she went through a similar crisis of faith during the divorce. He's back to being a theist by the end of the episode.



* MistakenForGay: This happens in one episode with Brock and Van, during which another person mistakenly perceives them as a gay couple. And Reba herself gets stuck with this trope in a different episode. In yet another episode Van assumes a minor character is gay who then gets offended and declares he thought ''Van'' was gay. Phew.

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* MistakenForGay: This happens in one The series must love this trope, because it's been used several times.
** In the season 2
episode with Brock and Van, during which another 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 mistakenly perceives them as named Terry is the top bidder. It turns out that Terry is a gay couple. And Reba herself gets stuck with this trope in man. A very effeminate man who mentions having a different episode. In yet another episode "partner". When Van assumes a minor character is gay who then gets confronts Terry about the issue, Terry becomes offended and declares tells Van that he's not gay and that the partner he was referring to was a business partner and that he was married to a woman, before telling Van that he thought ''Van'' was gay. Phew.Phew.
** Reba herself gets stuck with this trope in Season four episode "Van's Agent". Van makes an offensive joke about gay people in front of his lesbian sports agent, Sadie Owens, and to cover it up, he tells her that Reba is "super gay". When Sadie meets the family, Reba asks the agent if they can "hang out" which Sadie thinks is Reba asking her out, especially since Reba said she was lonely because her (platonic) girlfriend moved away.
** This happens in yet another episode called "Parenting With Puppets" with Brock and Van, during which a male masseuse at a day spa mistakenly perceives them as a gay couple because they are talking about Henry and Elizabeth and Brock says that the children have "two great dads who love them".
6th Jun '16 9:39:22 PM thecarolinabull01
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Probably the reasons they stopped using Barbra Jean's initials. In the first season, any time someone called her [[DoubleEntendre BJ]], there would be a short pause so the untold joke of a woman named BJ having an affair with a married man could land. After the show took a slight turn for the more [[LighterAndSofter light-hearted and goofy]], she wasn't called BJ nearly as much.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Probably the reasons they stopped using Barbra Jean's initials. In the first season, any time someone called her [[DoubleEntendre BJ]], there would be a short pause so the untold joke of a woman named BJ having an affair with a married man could land. After the show took a slight turn for the more [[LighterAndSofter light-hearted and goofy]], she wasn't called BJ nearly as much.anymore.



** Never outright stated, but based on how many past flings that Barbra Jean had...
** Cheyenne as well. She's not ugly by any means, but is no where near as gorgeous as she thinks she is (YMMV).

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** Never outright stated, but based on how many past flings that Barbra Jean had...
was treated like a trophy wife in the first season and revealed to have had affairs with several other dentists before marrying Brock. One of which was Eugene, who grew to absolutely despise Brock for stealing "his lady" even though he only went on three dates with her.
** Cheyenne as well. She's not ugly by any means, but is no where near as gorgeous as constantly talks about how pretty she thinks she is (YMMV).is, as does everyone else around her.
20th May '16 11:48:17 AM KrisSimsters
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* PoisonousFriend: Barbra Jean to Reba.
18th May '16 11:21:39 AM BobSaget9
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Between "Don't Mess With Taxes" and "The Goodbye Guy", Steve Howey got a hair cut. When Van and Cheyenne head down stairs during the night (thinking someone broke in), this gets [[LampshadeHanging pointed out]]:
-->'''Cheyenne''': Wait a minute, Van... When I went to sleep last night, didn't you have hair?
-->'''Van''': Yeah, I know... You know how I like to go to bed [[TooDumbToLive with gum in my mouth]]? (rubs head) ''Well, I'm not doing that anymore!''
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