History Series / Titus

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.
11th Jan '16 8:28:56 AM Prfnoff
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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}} mid-season replacement in early 2000, '''''Titus''''' ''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]].
25th Jul '15 8:35:30 AM Morgenthaler
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Ken is not "an otherwise remorseless villain".
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
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25th Jul '15 7:32:04 AM Morgenthaler
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Ken Titus is a Jerk With A Heart Of Gold. He's not a villain.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Ken Titus
14th Jul '15 5:43:23 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"The great thing about being screwed up is that [[ConditionedToAcceptHorror nothing rattles me]]. Hey, once you've driven your drunk father to mom's parole hearing, what else is there?"''
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->''"The great thing about being screwed up is that [[ConditionedToAcceptHorror nothing rattles me]].me. Hey, once you've driven your drunk father to mom's parole hearing, what else is there?"''
14th Jul '15 2:07:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* DoubleStandard: Addressed when Tommy encounters an old girlfriend with a restraining order against him. They had sex when they were together and she was debating on breaking up with him. When he approached her (naked) to have sex again she used it as an excuse to break up with him and filed the restraining order. When talking to her in the present she claimed he tried to rape her. Titus picked apart the trope by telling her that claiming rape when they already had regular intercourse is not a substitute for telling Tommy that she hated him and never wanted to see him again.

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* DoubleStandard: FalseRapeAccusation: Addressed when Tommy encounters an old girlfriend with a restraining order against him. They had sex when they were together and she was debating on breaking up with him. When he approached her (naked) to have sex again she used it as an excuse to break up with him and filed the restraining order. When talking to her in the present she claimed he tried to rape her. Titus picked apart the trope by telling her that claiming rape when they already had regular intercourse is not a substitute for telling Tommy that she hated him and never wanted to see him again.
14th Jul '15 2:01:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* TakingYouWithMe: Subverted. In a flashback one of Ken's past wives says that she's breaking up with him and is "taking everything with me" when she shows up with a bomb strapped to her waist. Ken asks her if he can at least have a beer. She obliges and promptly blows up in the kitchen.
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* TakingYouWithMe: Subverted. In a flashback one of Ken's past wives says that she's breaking up with him and is "taking everything with me" when she shows up with a bomb strapped to her waist. Ken asks her if he she can at least have get him a beer. She obliges and promptly blows up in the kitchen.
14th Jul '15 1:59:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* TakingYouWithMe: Subverted. In a flashback one of Ken's past wives says that she's breaking up with him and is "taking everything with me" when she shows up with a bomb strapped to her waist. Ken asks her if he can at least have a beer. She obliges and promptly blows up in the kitchen.
14th Jul '15 12:59:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{In Memoriam}}: The real Ken Titus was honored in the episode "The Pendulum" (where Titus is in a coma and Ken [Creator/StacyKeach] is narrating the story in the Neutral Space) with [[http://youtu.be/SJs9Tze-CFU#t=5m41s a clip from a visit he made to the set where he sat in the Neutral Space chair]] and said, "There's about 10% of truth to any part this..." with Christopher laughing in the background going "Right..."

* RealitySubtext: Titus's real father (Ken Titus) died in mid-second season and Christopher got some time off to take care of things. The first episode upon returning involved Christopher and Papa Titus (played here by Stacy Keach) being manipulated by Erin to take a road trip together (each thinking the other was dying). The real Christopher had to take a break a few times because he felt really uncomfortable doing an episode about the death of his father.
13th Jul '15 2:13:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* SelfImmolation: Papa Titus dismisses a woman that Erin introduced to him because he was too sober to be his usual womanizing self. When he asks how she took the rejection, a cutawag gag shows that she set herself on fire in a parking lot.
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