History Series / Titus

19th Sep '17 6:04:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* VivaLasVegas: Subverted in an episode where Titus and his dad Ken are on their way to Las Vegas, but then their car breaks down outside of a road diner and they spend the rest of the episode dealing with a MaternityCrisis.
5th Apr '17 1:16:44 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Originating as a {{FOX}} mid-season replacement in early 2000, ''Titus'' is an extremely faithful adaptation of comedian Creator/ChristopherTitus' one-man show ''NormanRockwell is Bleeding''. ''Norman Rockwell'' itself is closely based on Titus' own life, such as having an alcoholic, five-times-divorced, patronizing, yet caring father; a violent, manic-depressive-schizophrenic mother; and himself having once [[NeverLiveItDown fallen into a bonfire while drunk]].

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Originating as a {{FOX}} Creator/{{FOX}} mid-season replacement in early 2000, ''Titus'' is an extremely faithful adaptation of comedian Creator/ChristopherTitus' one-man show ''NormanRockwell ''Creator/NormanRockwell is Bleeding''. ''Norman Rockwell'' itself is closely based on Titus' own life, such as having an alcoholic, five-times-divorced, patronizing, yet caring father; a violent, manic-depressive-schizophrenic mother; and himself having once [[NeverLiveItDown fallen into a bonfire while drunk]].
6th Jan '17 8:26:44 PM nombretomado
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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).

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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 Creator/JackNicholson was for that scene).



* InnocentInaccurate: On "Locking Up Mom," Titus tells about the time he was five and watched ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' with his mom. When the scene of JackNicholson's character getting electroshock therapy came on, Juanita started crying and told Titus it reminded her of her life. And, being five years old, Titus was stunned...because he never knew his mom had won an Oscar.

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* InnocentInaccurate: On "Locking Up Mom," Titus tells about the time he was five and watched ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' with his mom. When the scene of JackNicholson's Creator/JackNicholson's character getting electroshock therapy came on, Juanita started crying and told Titus it reminded her of her life. And, being five years old, Titus was stunned...because he never knew his mom had won an Oscar.
17th Sep '16 3:33:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot:
** Most of what happens to Titus in the series actually happened to him in real life (the bonfire incident, his mom's suicide, Titus going insane on an airplane following his mom's suicide, Titus being abused by his first girlfriend, Titus living with a hard-drinking, chain-smoking, five-times divorced, womanizing father who always crushed his self-esteem and called him a "wussy"). Members of Titus's family had to sign waivers because of how close it came.
** And another instance was with actor Zack Ward, who plays Titus's half-brother Dave. Ward is an incredibly white guy who's married to a hot Asian girl, and the producers found that so hilarious, they gave his character an Asian girlfriend named Nancy (first seen on "The Last Noelle").
** Jokes and stories that were featured in the show but weren't referenced in "Norman Rockwell" would pop up in later stand-up routines by Titus as events that apparently really happened. The story of Christopher's conception (Juanita's boyfriend yelling outside the room), the seminar where Christopher starts to understand his dad better and others.
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!
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