History Series / StillStanding

9th Jan '16 10:13:56 PM thecarolinabull01
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* LineOfSightName: Subverted. Brian claims he's holding a condom in his wallet for a friend named Dorian. The parents ground him, thinking he made up the name while staring at the front door. Turns out he actually has a friend named Dorian.

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* LineOfSightName: Subverted. Brian claims he's holding a condom in his wallet for a friend named Dorian. The parents ground him, thinking he made up the name while staring at the front door. Turns out he actually has a friend named Dorian.Dorian, but the condom really was Brian's.



* RacistGrandma: Bill's mother had this occasionally. At her engagement party, "Who bought me a rice cooker? My fiance is Asian, I'm ''marrying'' a rice cooker." Bill's father, Al is stated to be racist as well, but it comes across as an InformedFlaw.

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* RacistGrandma: Bill's mother had this occasionally. At her engagement party, "Who bought me a rice cooker? My fiance is Asian, I'm ''marrying'' a rice cooker." Bill's father, Al is stated to be racist as well, but but, apart from mentioning a convenience store being owned by "Romanian bastards" it comes across as an InformedFlaw.
23rd Oct '15 9:09:47 PM thecarolinabull01
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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Fitz' wife, Marion. There was an entire episode dedicated to this, with such friends being deemed "The Marion."
** Bill and Judy themselves have been this several times.

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* ExactWords: After Bill catches a boy in Lauren's room (who's actually tutoring her in algebra) Lauren asks Bill if he can get the door on his way out. GilliganCut to Bill carrying her bedroom door down the stairs.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Fitz' wife, Marion. There was an entire episode dedicated to this, with such friends being deemed "The Marion."
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" Bill and Judy themselves have been this several times.times, including in the aforementioned episode.



* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: You can bet Brian, Lauren, and Tina will have some...''interesting'' stories of the constant taunting and belittling from their parents.
** But they tend to mean well and really love their kids. Their failures in parenting are usually just fleeting jokes. The last episode is kind of an easy one to use as evidence, with Judy and Bill breaking down over Brian leaving for college, but it's only one a bunch of moments where it's easy to root for (at least Judy) them for showing just how much they love their kids.
*** It's hinted that Bill had one, in one episode he mentons that his father made him fight a dog to settle a bet.

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* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood:
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You can bet Brian, Lauren, and Tina will have some...''interesting'' stories of the constant taunting and belittling from their parents. \n** But they tend to mean well and really love their kids. Their failures in parenting are usually just fleeting jokes. The last episode is kind of an easy one to use as evidence, with Judy and Bill breaking down over Brian leaving for college, but it's only one a bunch of moments where it's easy to root for (at least Judy) them for showing just how much they love their kids.
*** ** It's hinted that Bill had one, in one episode he mentons that his father made him fight a dog to settle a bet.



* ItsBeenDone: Perry writes a song that happens to have the same tune as Music/{{KISS}}'s "Rock and Roll All Nite".

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* ItsBeenDone: ItsBeenDone:
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Perry writes a song that happens to have the same tune as Music/{{KISS}}'s "Rock and Roll All Nite".



* MistakenForGay: Brian. Most of the speculation is due to him be much more soft spoken and intellectual than his family.
** Not to mention he reads ''Vogue'', twirls a baton in band, likes musical theatre and even served as a male cheerleader at one point. The latter, however, was Brian's way of interacting with [[AllGuysWantCheerleaders girls he wants, but could never get otherwise]]. Despite all of this, it has been made perfectly clear that he is straight.

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* MistakenForGay: Brian. Most of the speculation is due to him be much more soft spoken and intellectual than his family.
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family. Not to mention he reads ''Vogue'', twirls a baton in band, likes musical theatre and even served as a male cheerleader at one point. The latter, however, was Brian's way of interacting with [[AllGuysWantCheerleaders girls he wants, but could never get otherwise]]. Despite all of this, it has been made perfectly clear that he is straight.



* RacistGrandma: Bill's mother had this occasionally. At her engagement party, "Who bought me a rice cooker? My fiance is Asian, I'm ''marrying'' a rice cooker."

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* RacistGrandma: Bill's mother had this occasionally. At her engagement party, "Who bought me a rice cooker? My fiance is Asian, I'm ''marrying'' a rice cooker." Bill's father, Al is stated to be racist as well, but it comes across as an InformedFlaw.



** SadistShow: A lot of the things that Bill and Judy do to their kids would probably get them in trouble with Social Services in real life.

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** * SadistShow: A lot of the things that Bill and Judy do to their kids would probably get them in trouble with Social Services in real life.
26th May '15 12:28:46 PM thecarolinabull01
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** Brian being MistakenForGay, which is in nearly every postseason 1 episode.

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** Brian being MistakenForGay, which is in nearly every postseason post-season 1 episode.


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** Bill and Linda's SnarkToSnarkCombat.
** Tina's creepy child moments.
** SadistShow: A lot of the things that Bill and Judy do to their kids would probably get them in trouble with Social Services in real life.
31st Mar '15 8:34:09 AM Gravidef
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* BrotherSisterIncest: Well sister-sister incest actually-In one episode, Judy thinks she got groped by her mother-in-law's boyfriend while he was hugging her, so she tries to recreate the moment with her sister Linda(I.E. hugging her and grabbing her ass) and both of them seem to enjoy it(Judy even makes a coment about Linda having tight glutes).Linda lampshades this later on when Judy wears tight pants in order to try and see if the boyfriend will try to grab her ass again.

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* BrotherSisterIncest: Well Well, sister-sister incest actually-In incest, actually. In one episode, Judy thinks she got groped by her mother-in-law's boyfriend while he was hugging her, so she tries to recreate the moment with her sister Linda(I.E. Linda by hugging her and grabbing her ass) and both ass. Both of them seem to enjoy it(Judy it (Judy even makes a coment comment about Linda having tight glutes).glutes). Linda lampshades this later on when Judy wears tight pants in order to try and see if the boyfriend will try to grab her ass again.



* 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.



** Averted with Kathy Halverson. She's played by Marin Mazzie, a Tony-winning Broadway actress who specializes in musical theatre, but she never sings.



** This is also played with in "Still Going First." Perry offers Bill a romantic poem to try to win Judy over after a fight. The end of the episode reveals that Perry actually took the words from an erectile dysfunction commercial.



* InsistentTerminology: Bill once took Tina to a Bar - ''AND GRILLE''. [[hottip: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. Otherwise, a bar and grille will put a customer with children in an area ''away'' from the bar]].

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* InsistentTerminology: Bill once took Tina to a Bar - ''AND GRILLE''. [[hottip:note:In [[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. 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]]. bar.[[/note]]


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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.
26th Nov '14 10:58:45 PM thecarolinabull01
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* BigEater: Bill.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Fitz' wife, Marion. There was an entire episode dedicated to this, with such friends being deemed "The Marion."
** Bill and Judy themselves have been this several times.



** Not to mention he reads ''Vogue'', twirls a baton in band, likes musical theatre and even served as a male cheerleader at one point. The latter, however, was Brian's way of interacting with [[AllGuysWantCheerleaders girls he wants, but could never get otherwise]]. Despite all of this, it has been made perfectly clear that he is straight.



* 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, but she seems to want to get married. married.
* RunningGag: Several
** Brian being MistakenForGay, which is in nearly every postseason 1 episode.
** Bill being caught doing something dangerous and/or stupid, only for Judy to be caught doing something even worse than what Bill did.


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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Beer and Pizza for Bill.
24th Oct '14 8:10:02 PM Kingault
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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: Two in-universe example were mentioned, PlayedForLaughs:

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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: Two in-universe example examples were mentioned, PlayedForLaughs:
17th Jul '14 8:36:32 AM SpaghettiBoy
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* InsistentTerminology: Bill once took Tina to a Bar - ''AND GRILLE''. [[hottip:*: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. Otherwise, a bar and grille will put a customer with children in an area ''away'' from the bar]].

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* InsistentTerminology: Bill once took Tina to a Bar - ''AND GRILLE''. [[hottip:*:In [[hottip: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. Otherwise, a bar and grille will put a customer with children in an area ''away'' from the bar]].
17th Jul '14 8:36:13 AM SpaghettiBoy
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* InsistentTerminology: Bill once took Tina to a Bar - ''AND GRILLE''. [[hottip:*: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]].

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* InsistentTerminology: Bill once took Tina to a Bar - ''AND GRILLE''. [[hottip:*: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]].liquor if they don't have any space. Otherwise, a bar and grille will put a customer with children in an area ''away'' from the bar]].
25th Mar '14 2:03:15 PM eviltwin531
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* RacistGrandma: Bill's mother had this occasionally. At her engagement party, "Who bought me a rice cooker? My fiance is Asian, I'm ''marrying'' a rice cooker."
25th Mar '14 1:46:29 PM eviltwin531
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* NotWhatItLooksLike: In one episode, after Bill takes Brian to a strip club for his 18th birthday, the family starts getting worried because Brian keeps going ''all the time,'' quitting his tutoring job with the school and even the sleaze-bag strip club owner says he doesn't like what Brian's doing with the girls. When they storm the back room to confront him and see him... tutoring the girls to get their GED's. Then the truth is revealed (the girls paid better than the school, sleaze-bag doesn't want the girls to leave, etc.)
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