History Series / StillStanding

18th Jul '17 10:19:56 AM thecarolinabull01
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* TheLadette: Judy, who was just as willing to crack open a beer and watch a Chicago Bears game as her husband Bill. She often tried to claim that [[WomenAreWiser she was the more "intellectual" and cultured of the pair]], but often ended up getting into just as much trouble as he did. One episode even lampshaded it: Tina, the family's youngest daughter, has a spider in her room, and runs to her mother to kill it, which upsets Bill and sends him on a quest to prove his status as the "man of the house."
18th Jul '17 10:08:15 AM thecarolinabull01
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* DietEpisode: One episode sees Linda date a younger and extremely physically fit man, which prompts Bill and Judy to try to exercise more. Unfortunately, they're both horribly out of shape, but that doesn't stop them from trying to hide their pain from one another.


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* {{Unishment}}: In the pilot, Lauren misbehaves, and Bill responds by telling her to go to her room. When Judy reminds Bill she has a TV and a stereo in her room, he then gets wise and tells her to go to his room.
13th Jul '17 2:18:38 PM thecarolinabull01
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Al is getting remarried, and Bill is annoyed by his soon-to-be stepbrother Billy. Then again, he's about thirty years older than him, and much of it is due to jealousy.



* CallingTheOldManOut: In "Still Bill Vol. 1," Bill's dad Al bonds with his new fiancee Joy's young son. Bill is hurt to see his father spending time with the boy, but later discovers that the kid genuinely loves Al and thinks the world of him. Bill then takes his father to task for his habit of making promises and breaking them, and makes Al take Joy's son to a science museum.

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* CallingTheOldManOut: In "Still Bill Vol. 1," Bill's dad Al bonds with his new fiancee Joy's young son.son Billy. Bill is hurt to see his father spending time with the boy, but later discovers that the kid genuinely loves Al and thinks the world of him. Bill then takes his father to task for his habit of making promises and breaking them, and makes Al take Joy's son Billy to a science museum.



* EmbarrassingNickname: Since Al's stepson is named "Billy", he begins to call older Bill "Bumpy".
-->'''Bill''': But I don't wanna be "Bumpy".
-->'''Al''': Should've said that five thousand pizzas ago.



* GagPenis: One episode involves Brian being embarrassed about his penis size in the showers after gym class. While Bill and Judy assume the issue is that he is underwhelming, it's eventually explained that the problem is that he "stands out" over everyone else.

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* GagPenis: One episode involves Brian being embarrassed about his penis size in the showers after gym class. While Bill and Judy assume the issue is that he is underwhelming, [[TeenyWeenie underwhelming]], it's eventually explained that the problem is that he "stands out" "[[BiggerIsBetterInBed stands out]]" over everyone else.



* ObfuscatingStupidity: "Still Cooking" reveals that Bill has secretly become an accomplished chef after watching late-night cooking shows. He keeps it a secret because he doesn't want to do any work around the house, and when Judy finds out, he even goes so far as to deliberately ruin a meal to try to get out of making dinner. Judy catches on when Bill secretly whips up a delicious version of the same meal and tries to eat it in the bathroom.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: "Still Cooking" reveals that Bill has secretly become an accomplished chef after watching late-night cooking shows. He keeps it a secret because he doesn't want to do any work around the house, and when Judy finds out, he even goes so far as to deliberately ruin a meal to try to get out of making dinner. Judy catches on when Bill secretly whips up a delicious version of the same meal and tries to eat it in the bathroom. Though it turns out that Judy is turned off by Bill's effeminate behavior in the kitchen and he still gets out of it.



* ReallyGetsAround: Linda is implied to be this, but she seems to want to get married.

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* ReallyGetsAround: Linda is implied to be this, and has a different boyfriend in most episodes, but she seems to want to get married.
13th Jul '17 1:39:49 PM thecarolinabull01
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* ImplausibleHairColor: Lauren's red hair sticks out among her brunette parents and siblings. Though her maternal grandmother is a redhead, so it's not impossible.
13th Jul '17 1:28:32 PM thecarolinabull01
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The house had a very different setup in the pilot.
29th May '17 9:52:32 AM creader
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* {{Adorkable}}: Brian

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* TheEighties: Bill and Judy still wish it was the eighties, when they ruled their high school.
* {{Adorkable}}: BrianBrian.



* TheCastShowOff: One episode had Lauren sing a jazz solo in a dream sequence. Her actress, Renee Olstead, is an accomplished jazz vocalist.
** Averted with Kathy Halverson. She's played by Marin Mazzie, a Tony-winning Broadway actress who specializes in musical theatre, but she never sings.



* DoubleStandard: Bill is always hoping for Brian to meet a girl and get laid, but gets riled up any time Lauren even mentions boys, though it is only due to him being MistakenForGay.
** Actually, this is a pretty common DoubleStandard in real life.
* TheEighties: Bill and Judy still wish it was the eighties, when they ruled their high school.

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* DoubleStandard: Bill is always hoping for Brian to meet a girl and get laid, but gets riled up any time Lauren even mentions boys, though it is only due to him being MistakenForGay.
** Actually, this
MistakenForGay. This is a pretty common DoubleStandard in real life.
* TheEighties: Bill and Judy still wish it was the eighties, when they ruled their high school.
life.



* TheSmartGuy: Brian

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* TheSmartGuy: BrianBrian.


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* WomenAreWiser: Averted - Judy might have more common sense and be less hotheaded, but she's still as thickheaded and immature as Bill.
16th Mar '17 7:51:26 PM thecarolinabull01
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* FatIdiot: Bill has these moments from time to time.



* UglyGuyHotWife: Bill and Judy.

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* UglyGuyHotWife: The overweight Bill and the thin Judy.
6th Feb '17 10:10:13 PM Nicoaln
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* InsistentTerminology: Bill once took Tina to a Bar - ''AND GRILLE''.[[note]]In all fairness, taking a child to a Bar and Grille isn't actually as bad as they made it out to be - many restaurants that are child-friendly have a bar, and some even allow children to sit in the bar as long as they don't have any liquor if they don't have any space to seat them in the main restaurant. Otherwise, a bar and grille will put a customer with children in an area ''away'' from the bar.[[/note]]

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* InsistentTerminology: Bill once took Tina to a Bar - ''AND GRILLE''.[[note]]In all fairness, taking a child to a Bar and Grille isn't actually as bad as they made it out to be - many restaurants that are child-friendly have a bar, and some even allow children to sit in the bar as (as long as they don't have any liquor liquor) if they don't have any space to seat them in the main restaurant. Otherwise, a bar and grille will put a customer with children in an area ''away'' from the bar.[[/note]]
29th Jan '17 5:19:41 PM thecarolinabull01
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* SitcomArchNemesis: The Halversons act as this to the Millers.
2nd Aug '16 2:08:40 AM Pegussu
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* GagPenis: One episode involves Brian being embarrassed about his penis size in the showers after gym class. While Bill and Judy assume the issue is that he is underwhelming, it's eventually explained that the problem is that he "stands out" over everyone else.
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