History Series / TheKingOfQueens

8th Oct '17 1:03:37 PM nombretomado
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''TheHoneymooners''.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''TheHoneymooners''.''Series/TheHoneymooners''.
1st Oct '17 1:22:09 PM nombretomado
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* KavorkaMan: The other Doug Heffernan, who turns out to be deliberately exploiting his women by giving them ''our'' Doug Heffernan's phone number. When Doug tracks him down, he turns out to be a man who would look like the Clark Kent to WoodyAllen's superman.

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* KavorkaMan: The other Doug Heffernan, who turns out to be deliberately exploiting his women by giving them ''our'' Doug Heffernan's phone number. When Doug tracks him down, he turns out to be a man who would look like the Clark Kent to WoodyAllen's Creator/WoodyAllen's superman.
4th Sep '17 9:16:17 PM maxwellsilver
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* TheBadGuyWins: Parodied in "Icky Shuffle" where Doug and Arthur go up against a stuck-up old man and his son-in-law in a shuffle board tournament. Doug and Arthur lose and Arthur chews Doug out even though before that Arthur said that since Doug decided to play with him that means he already won.
* Played straight and for laughs in "Fight Schlub" where members of a rival delivery company Priority Plus [[spoiler: deceive Doug, bind him, and take over their booth at Coopers the local sports bar. Doug, Deacon, Danny, and some others from IPS try to take it back but are defeated by the Priority Plus Employees and must take the booth that is right next to the bathroom]]

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* TheBadGuyWins: TheBadGuyWins:
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Parodied in "Icky Shuffle" where Doug and Arthur go up against a stuck-up old man and his son-in-law in a shuffle board tournament. Doug and Arthur lose and Arthur chews Doug out even though before that Arthur said that since Doug decided to play with him that means he already won.
* ** Played straight and for laughs in "Fight Schlub" where members of a rival delivery company Priority Plus [[spoiler: deceive Doug, bind him, and take over their booth at Coopers the local sports bar. Doug, Deacon, Danny, and some others from IPS try to take it back but are defeated by the Priority Plus Employees and must take the booth that is right next to the bathroom]]
29th Aug '17 3:57:52 PM GroLor
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* SorryImGay: Arthur tries to get away from a woman who is interested in him by claiming that Deacon is his secret homosexual lover. This backfires when the woman responds with what amounts to "just don't do it while I'm around."

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* SorryImGay: Arthur tries once tried to get away from a woman who is was interested in him by claiming that Deacon is was his secret homosexual lover. This backfires backfired when the woman responds responded with what amounts amounted to "just don't do it while I'm around."
29th Aug '17 3:56:12 PM GroLor
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* SorryImGay: Arthur tries to get away from a woman who is interested in him by claiming that Deacon is his secret homosexual lover. This backfires when the woman responds with what amounts to "just don't do it while I'm around."



* ThrowTheDogABone- Holly Schumpert's character could be seen as a Butt Monkey. She comes from a difficult household and is often used by her boyfriends and occasionally the Heffernans (see the episodes "Icky Shuffle" and "Awful Bigamy.") However, once in a while she does come out on top:

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* ThrowTheDogABone- ThrowTheDogABone: Holly Schumpert's character could be seen as a Butt Monkey. She comes from a difficult household and is often used by her boyfriends and occasionally the Heffernans (see the episodes "Icky Shuffle" and "Awful Bigamy.") However, once in a while she does come out on top:
28th May '17 3:43:44 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CloudcuckooLander: Arthur. But don't forget a Cuckoolander can also be a GeniusDitz. Carrie is [[SarcasmMode unaccountably annoyed]] that Arthur blew what would have been her college fund on acquiring the rights to the life story of singer Lou Rawls. But spool on two years past the end of the show: in 2009, Rawls was subject to a biography and a film version of same. Whoever owned the rights could have walked off with a modest seven figure fee...

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* CloudcuckooLander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Arthur. But don't forget a Cuckoolander can also be a GeniusDitz. Carrie is [[SarcasmMode unaccountably annoyed]] that Arthur blew what would have been her college fund on acquiring the rights to the life story of singer Lou Rawls. But spool on two years past the end of the show: in 2009, Rawls was subject to a biography and a film version of same. Whoever owned the rights could have walked off with a modest seven figure fee...
21st Apr '17 8:41:47 PM Fireblood
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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Carrie is a pretty major version of this and it was implied that Deacon's wife can be pretty abusive as well. Also one episode had Carrie teach a girlfriend of Spence to be [[DudeNotFunny verbally abusive to]] [[ButtMonkey Spence.]]

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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Carrie is a pretty major version of this and it was implied that Deacon's wife can be pretty abusive as well. Also one episode had Carrie teach a girlfriend of Spence to be [[DudeNotFunny verbally abusive to]] [[ButtMonkey Spence.him.]]



** Also there are episodes in which Doug and Carrie realize just how destructive their relationship is and even visibly disturbed by such revelation.

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** Also there are episodes in which Doug and Carrie realize just how destructive their relationship is and are even visibly disturbed by such revelation.the revelation.
** When Doug joins a support group for men in abusive relationships (to get out of the weight loss one, which doesn't serve food), they have him talk about his experience and he relates how Carrie does things like twist his nipples after he angers her over something. He also blames this for his weight. Carrie doesn't help this by then being her normal obnoxious self when she comes to pick Doug up. After learning what group he's really in, she's of course outraged and notes that Doug was already overweight before she even met him. However, her twisting his nipples is justified by his bad behavior according to her. It's pretty certain however that no one would feel this excused Doug twisting ''her'' nipples.
** The episode "The Waitress" definitely comes to mind with this trope. In the episode, Doug has to deal with a very rude waitress who not only does not serve him at the same time as his friend, but refuses to get his ready chicken wings that remain sitting on the counter. When Doug goes up and gets the chicken wings himself, the restaurant's manager punishes the waitress for not delivering the plate to Doug by sending her home. The waitress then declares she's going to beat Doug up when he leaves and spends the remainder of the episode stalking around the front of the restaurant, waiting for Doug to leave. Not only is this PlayedForLaughs, but nobody calls the cops about this obvious harassment and Doug is portrayed as being the wrong party. And it's still PlayedForLaughs when the waitress beats him up off-screen!
21st Apr '17 8:36:28 PM Fireblood
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* WhiteGuilt: Arthur does some research on his ancestry and discovers some of his ancestors were once slave traders, he apologizes to Deacon (the only black person he knows, apparently), who tells him there is no need since he didn't do it. Later though he discovers he's wrong, and his ancestors were actually Irish travelers. He's now free of guilt and then unabashedly tries to get Deacon doing unpaid chores for paying off a debt he owes Arthur, outraging him by this sudden about-face.

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* WhiteGuilt: Arthur does some research on his ancestry and discovers some of his ancestors were once slave traders, he traders. He apologizes to Deacon (the only black person he knows, apparently), who tells him there is no need since he didn't do it. Later though he discovers he's wrong, and his ancestors were actually Irish travelers. He's now free of guilt and then unabashedly tries to get Deacon doing unpaid chores for as a means of [[WorkOffTheDebt paying off a debt debt]] he owes Arthur, outraging him by with this sudden about-face.
24th Mar '17 9:00:41 AM Demetrios
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* AwesomeButImpractical: The first house Doug and Carrie bought together turned out to be more impractical than awesome as Doug initially thought. The house itself was uncomfortably close to a school, the easy chair that looked like a hand wasn't as comfortable as it looked, the sunken living room was a booby trap, and the dumbwaiter was, well, [[StealthPun dumb]].

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* AwesomeButImpractical: The first house Doug and Carrie bought together turned out to be more impractical than awesome as Doug initially thought. The house itself was uncomfortably close to a school, the easy chair that looked like a hand wasn't as comfortable as it looked, [[MalevolentArchitecture the sunken living room was a booby trap, trap]], and the dumbwaiter was, well, [[StealthPun dumb]].



* PrimAndProperBun: One episode was rather weird about it. In the episode, the male characters pretty much outright say that bun hairstyles are ''only'' for dowdy old librarian types, and thus beautiful young women like Carrie [[YourNormalIsOurTaboo would have to be insane to wear their hair that way]]. To be fair, though, Carrie was being pretty weird about it too. She was treating wearing her hair in a bun [[MundaneMadeAwesome with the same excitement as if she just won the lottery]].

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* PrimAndProperBun: One The episode "Bun Dummy" was rather weird about it. In the episode, the male characters pretty much outright say that bun hairstyles are ''only'' for dowdy old librarian types, and thus beautiful young women like Carrie [[YourNormalIsOurTaboo would have to be insane to wear their hair that way]]. To be fair, though, Carrie was being pretty weird about it too. She was treating wearing her hair in a bun [[MundaneMadeAwesome with the same excitement as if she just won the lottery]].
16th Mar '17 6:44:32 AM morenohijazo
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* NewYorkIsOnlyManhattan: Averted here. Which, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as it says on the label]], is set in and around Queens.
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