History Series / Titus

19th Mar '18 1:22:29 AM KJMackley
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** Tiffany the waitress in the original stand-up act was simply the girl Titus slept with when he and Erin broke up for a day. In this show she shows up several times afterwards, once with a pregnancy scare that it might be Titus' baby and later was dating Tommy for an episode.
27th Jan '18 5:07:16 PM nombretomado
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Not to be confused with Julie Taymor's [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs surreal adaptation]] of the play ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'' or TitusSoftware. Nor is it to be confused with Tidus from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''.

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Not to be confused with Julie Taymor's [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs surreal adaptation]] of the play ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus'' or TitusSoftware.Creator/TitusSoftware. Nor is it to be confused with Tidus from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''.
14th Nov '17 7:24:57 AM omnicritic
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* TheUnfairSex: Comes up in one of the flashbacks, where the social worker claims "A boy should be with his mother"... despite the fact that Ken has a house and stable job (even though Ken is an functional alcoholic who has marijuana growing in his backyard and a history of [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood hilarious child abuse]]''), while Juanita is [[NakedPeopleAreFunny pantsless]] and lives in a cardboard box under the freeway, and ''says'' as much right in front of the social worker.

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* TheUnfairSex: Comes up in one of the flashbacks, where the social worker claims "A boy should be with his mother"... despite the fact that Ken has a house and stable job (even though Ken is an functional alcoholic who has marijuana growing in his backyard and a history of [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood hilarious child abuse]]''), while Juanita is [[NakedPeopleAreFunny pantsless]] and lives in a cardboard box under the freeway, and ''says'' says'' as much right in front of the social worker.
8th Nov '17 12:29:52 PM KJMackley
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* AscendedExtra: Erin's teenage niece Amy first showed up in "Deprogramming Erin" in the second season mostly as part of Erin's family. She later showed up in "Hard Ass" where she stayed with them temporarily and was found dealing drugs. The third season had Titus and Erin officially become her guardian when it was made clear her home life was very destructive.



* MagicalSecurityCam: The Neutral Space would introduce some film clips of past events, sometimes realistically done like a stationary security cam, and sometimes done like a camcorder. Other times, it would show something from someone else's point of view ("Biological Mom Cam," "Dad Cam," "Minimum Wage Cam," "Marijuana Task Force Cam," "Back of Dad's Hand Cam," "Fist Cam," "Stripper Girlfriend Cam," "Miracle of Life Cam," "Psycho-Bitch Cam", "NASCAR Cam," and "Van Damme Fan Cam")

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* MagicalSecurityCam: The Neutral Space would introduce some film clips of past events, sometimes realistically done like a stationary security cam, and sometimes done like a camcorder. Other times, it would show something from someone else's an impossible point of view with a subtitle for humor ("Biological Mom Cam," "Dad Cam," "Minimum Wage Cam," "Marijuana Task Force Cam," "Back of Dad's Hand Cam," "Fist Cam," "Stripper Girlfriend Cam," "Miracle of Life Cam," "Psycho-Bitch Cam", "NASCAR Cam," and "Van Damme Fan Cam")
7th Nov '17 11:03:24 AM KJMackley
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* RealityEnsures: Christopher and Dave get into a fight at a custom car show, and their fight ends up on the cover of a Hot Rod magazine. Christopher tries claiming NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity, but one by one all their customers pulled out. Being a specialized custom car shop they couldn't afford an unprofessional reputation.

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* RealityEnsures: RealityEnsues: Christopher and Dave get into a fight at a custom car show, and their fight ends up on the cover of a Hot Rod magazine. Christopher tries claiming NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity, but one by one all their customers pulled out. Being a specialized custom car shop they couldn't afford an unprofessional reputation.


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* WholeEpisodeFlashback: Most episodes feature a handful of flashbacks, but the main story is in the present day story. "Errr" focuses mostly on a story Titus is telling Amy about his efforts to woo Erin back in high school.
7th Nov '17 12:34:20 AM KJMackley
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** Tommy had a restraining order on him from an ex-girlfriend because he tried surprising her in her room naked. The group learned that she was claiming Tommy [[AttemptedRape tried to rape her]], while the truth was they were already having regular sex and she was doubting the relationship because he was too clingy, using the "naked surprise" as a scapegoat. Titus points out that using a rape accusation and restraining order instead of actually breaking up with someone properly is a horrible thing to do.



* NotBloodSiblings: Christopher and Dave are technically not brothers. Ken married his mother (making them step brothers at the time), but when they divorced his mother [[ParentalAbandonment left without him]].



* OnceAnEpisode: There is usually an open fire or the threat of something being set on fire every episode. The shows' logo includes a flame decal.



* RealityEnsures: Christopher and Dave get into a fight at a custom car show, and their fight ends up on the cover of a Hot Rod magazine. Christopher tries claiming NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity, but one by one all their customers pulled out. Being a specialized custom car shop they couldn't afford an unprofessional reputation.



* RememberTheNewGuy: Played with in the case of Shannon, Titus' sister where even Erin was wondering why she never heard of her before then. But there was a reference to her in season two, in a conversation between Christopher and Papa Titus.

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* RememberTheNewGuy: Played with in the case of Shannon, Titus' sister where even Erin was wondering why she never heard of her before then. But there was ''were'' a reference handful of references to her before she actually appears in season two, in the third season, the most obvious being a conversation discussion between Christopher Titus and Papa Titus.Ken about how Shannon moved to Africa to get away.
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.
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