History Series / Titus

25th Jun '16 3:32:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* SoProudOfYou: The one time [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood Papa Titus]] told Christopher that he was proud of him after he did a good job repainting his dad's truck, Chistopher was so taken aback by it that he thought Ken was actually dying.
19th May '16 8:09:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* SpecialGuest: A few over the three seasons, but they weren't hyped up too much. Jay Leno (as himself in the two-parter where Titus crashes his racecar and ends up in a coma), Frankie Muniz (as a car executive in "Too Damn Good"), David Hyde Pierce (as a motivational speaker who tries to help Titus around the time that his hot rod shop went out of business), [[Series/{{MADtv}} Alex]] [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Borstein]] (as the pregnant single mother in "Bachelor Party"), and [[Series/SavedByTheBell Elizabeth Berkley]] (as Titus's sister, Shannon).

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* SpecialGuest: A few over the three seasons, but they weren't hyped up too much. Jay Leno (as himself in the two-parter where Titus crashes his racecar and ends up in a coma), Frankie Muniz (as a car executive in "Too Damn Good"), David Hyde Pierce (as a motivational speaker who tries to help Titus around the time that his hot rod shop went out of business), [[Series/{{MADtv}} Alex]] [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Borstein]] Alex Borstein (as the pregnant single mother in "Bachelor Party"), and [[Series/SavedByTheBell Elizabeth Berkley]] Berkley (as Titus's sister, Shannon).
19th May '16 5:50:31 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* SpecialGuest: A few over the three seasons, but they weren't hyped up too much. Jay Leno (as himself in the two-parter where Titus crashes his racecar and ends up in a coma), Frankie Muniz (as a car executive in "Too Damn Good"), David Hyde Pierce (as a motivational speaker who tries to help Titus around the time that his hot rod shop went out of business), [[Series/{{MADtv}} Alex]] [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Borstein]] (as the pregnant single mother in "Bachelor Party"), and [[SavedByTheBell Elizabeth Berkley]] (as Titus's sister, Shannon).

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* SpecialGuest: A few over the three seasons, but they weren't hyped up too much. Jay Leno (as himself in the two-parter where Titus crashes his racecar and ends up in a coma), Frankie Muniz (as a car executive in "Too Damn Good"), David Hyde Pierce (as a motivational speaker who tries to help Titus around the time that his hot rod shop went out of business), [[Series/{{MADtv}} Alex]] [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Borstein]] (as the pregnant single mother in "Bachelor Party"), and [[SavedByTheBell [[Series/SavedByTheBell Elizabeth Berkley]] (as Titus's sister, Shannon).
14th May '16 9:26:47 PM ironballs16
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* AmusingInjuries: ''Constantly'', ranging from Titus accidentally setting his dad on fire (offscreen) as a kid to blowing himself up by combining gasoline and acetone for a homemade fuel mixture.
14th May '16 9:25:24 PM ironballs16
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-->'''Ken''': [[TooMuchInformation I call him "Daddy"].

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-->'''Ken''': [[TooMuchInformation I call him "Daddy"].
"Daddy"]].
14th May '16 9:23:39 PM ironballs16
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* MyLifeFlashedBeforeMyEyes: {{Subverted}} - Titus' consists solely of his father calling him "Wussy!" at three stages of his life.
-->'''Titus''': That was it? [[TemptingFate Can I see it again]]?\\
'''All Three Kens''': ''(Harmonizing)'' Wussyyyyyyy!
14th May '16 6:18:01 AM ironballs16
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* WeWantOurJerkBack: "Intervention" centered around getting Ken to ''resume'' drinking after he'd stopped.



* WellDoneSonGuy: Even the network was a little confused about it; Christopher and Erin were not the primary relationship of the show, like most other sitcoms. It was actually Christopher and Papa Titus. Because of that, the second episode, "Sex with Pudding", [[ScrewedByTheNetwork aired]] before the pilot "Dad is Dead"[[note]]The pilot episode in which Titus, Dave, Erin, and Tommy worry that Ken may be dead as he hasn't come out of his room in four days -- not even to get a beer[[/note]]. Being a pilot episode, it introduced the characters, the dysfunctional family theme of the show and, most importantly, Titus' relationship with his father. "Sex with Pudding" was a "more traditional" sitcom story about Titus being overprotective of Erin and, as such, you were already expected to know the characters.
* WhatTheHellHero: The season 2 episode 'Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!'. The editor of a national magazine looks over the car that Titus, Dave and Tommy are presenting and is more impressed with the paint job than anything else. Titus ends up claiming that he did all the work, getting on Dave and Tommy's bad side. [[spoiler: They respond by dismantling the car, with Erin mockingly asking him to use the bikini-clad models at the other cars to help him put it back together, throwing a remark that he made back in his face. Even Papa Titus gets in on it, saying he'll recognize Titus's face on the latest issue of 'Screw Your Friends Weekly.]]
* {{Yandere}}:
** One of Titus's girlfriends, Noelle, who blamed her bouts of anger and abuse on a "sugar imbalance," which Titus tried to temper by offering her Twix.
** Most of the women Ken Titus dated/married were either this or [[CuteAndPsycho just plain crazy]]. Juanita (Titus's mom and Ken's second wife) qualified for the latter, which is justified as she was a [[MoodSwinger manic-depressive]] schizophrenic. "Locking Up Mom" has her leave a series of messages.
-->'''Affectionate!Mom''': Hello Kenny. It's 'nita. I've never stopped loving you. Call me - let's work it out.\\
'''Murderous!Mom''': Listen, you son-of-a-bitch, I know you have a contract out on me, well I got one out on you too. And anothe-\\
'''Affectionate!Mom''': Me again! Sorry, I guess the machine cut me off. ('''Murderous!Mom''') ''You're a dead man! You're gonna leave that house in a body-bag''!\\
'''Ken''': [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight File it with the others.]]



* WellDoneSonGuy: Even the network was a little confused about it; Christopher and Erin were not the primary relationship of the show, like most other sitcoms. It was actually Christopher and Papa Titus. Because of that, the second episode, "Sex with Pudding", [[ScrewedByTheNetwork aired]] before the pilot "Dad is Dead"[[note]]The pilot episode in which Titus, Dave, Erin, and Tommy worry that Ken may be dead as he hasn't come out of his room in four days -- not even to get a beer[[/note]]. Being a pilot episode, it introduced the characters, the dysfunctional family theme of the show and, most importantly, Titus' relationship with his father. "Sex with Pudding" was a "more traditional" sitcom story about Titus being overprotective of Erin and, as such, you were already expected to know the characters.
* WhatTheHellHero: The season 2 episode 'Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!'. The editor of a national magazine looks over the car that Titus, Dave and Tommy are presenting and is more impressed with the paint job than anything else. Titus ends up claiming that he did all the work, getting on Dave and Tommy's bad side. [[spoiler: They respond by dismantling the car, with Erin mockingly asking him to use the bikini-clad models at the other cars to help him put it back together, throwing a remark that he made back in his face. Even Papa Titus gets in on it, saying he'll recognize Titus's face on the latest issue of 'Screw Your Friends Weekly.]]
* {{Yandere}}:
** One of Titus's girlfriends, Noelle, who blamed her bouts of anger and abuse on a "sugar imbalance," which Titus tried to temper by offering her Twix.
** Most of the women Ken Titus dated/married were either this or [[CuteAndPsycho just plain crazy]]. Juanita (Titus's mom and Ken's second wife) qualified for the latter, which is justified as she was a [[MoodSwinger manic-depressive]] schizophrenic. "Locking Up Mom" has her leave a series of messages.
-->'''Affectionate!Mom''': Hello Kenny. It's 'nita. I've never stopped loving you. Call me - let's work it out.\\
'''Murderous!Mom''': Listen, you son-of-a-bitch, I know you have a contract out on me, well I got one out on you too. And anothe-\\
'''Affectionate!Mom''': Me again! Sorry, I guess the machine cut me off. ('''Murderous!Mom''') ''You're a dead man! You're gonna leave that house in a body-bag''!\\
'''Ken''': [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight File it with the others.]]



-->'''Ken''': I call him "Daddy".

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-->'''Ken''': [[TooMuchInformation I call him "Daddy".
"Daddy"].
13th May '16 9:51:01 PM ironballs16
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-->'''Young!Titus''': Dad, dad, I want a gun!\\
'''Ken''': Oh, you don't need one of those, Christopher. Men in our family ''have'' penises!

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-->'''Young!Titus''': Dad, dad, I want a gun!\\
'''Ken''': Oh, you don't need one of those, Christopher. son. Men in our family ''have'' penises!have ''penises''!
13th May '16 1:03:41 PM ironballs16
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* CompensatingForSomething: A one-off flashback shows Ken and Titus in a gun shop, where a customer is being helped by the owner.
-->'''Young!Titus''': Dad, dad, I want a gun!\\
'''Ken''': Oh, you don't need one of those, Christopher. Men in our family ''have'' penises!
28th Jan '16 9:52:46 AM ParkedCarAnne
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* CreatorCameo: Co-creator Jack Kenny had a semi-recurring role as Principal Wells, who was there when Titus was in high school and also shows up in modern-day scenes taking place at the high school. Also, Erin's brother was played by one of the writers.

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**In "Locking Up Mom", Titus relates how he was watching ''One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'' with his mother when he was seven, who burst into tears when the electroshock therapy scene happened, explaining to a speechless Christopher that it reminded her of her life. Titus was stunned...because he never knew his mom was nominated for an Oscar (like JackNicholson was for that scene).
* CreatorCameo: Co-creator Jack Kenny had a semi-recurring role as Principal Wells, who was there when Titus was in high school and also shows up in modern-day scenes taking place at the high school. Also, Erin's brother brother, Michael, was played by one of the writers.
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