History Series / WhatILikeAboutYou

17th Nov '15 11:02:28 PM Angelus25
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* Tina Haven (Alison Munn), Holly's female confidante & bad influence

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* Tina Haven (Alison (Allison Munn), Holly's female confidante & bad influence
4th Jul '15 10:04:23 PM nombretomado
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* Ben Sheffield ([[LegendOfTheSeeker David de Lautour]]), a musician Holly meets in Europe

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* Ben Sheffield ([[LegendOfTheSeeker ([[Series/LegendOfTheSeeker David de Lautour]]), a musician Holly meets in Europe
21st Feb '15 7:17:10 AM tenryufan
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* ActorAllusion: Holly's old standup comedy tape in "Dangerous Liasons" is the actual routine that got Bynes hired for ''Series/AllThat'' back in the day.
** Val and Todd's backstory in the same episode is a ''90210 plot''; Todd is played by Luke Perry.
** In the Season 4 episode where Holly and Val's father returns [[TheOtherDarrin as Barry Bostwick]], this time [[spoiler: gay]], he and the entire cast sing the {{Grease}} song, ''Summer Nights''. Bostwick was the first Danny Zuko in the original, 1973 Broadway production



* TheOtherDarrin: Mr. Tyler was played by Peter Scolari in the pilot; when he came home to visit twice in the last season, he became Barry Bostwick. [[spoiler:[[ComingOutStory And gay]].]]



* ThrowItIn: The season 1 gag reel suggests that Bynes does this a lot.



* WriteWhoYouKnow: Ben writes a romantic song about Holly and then a mean one after they break up. In the second one ("Holly Tyler Sucks"), he changes her name to "Molly Myler" when he performs it in public.
21st Dec '13 1:31:53 AM CaptHayfever
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* IntergenerationFrienship: Gary and Jeff.

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* IntergenerationFrienship: IntergenerationalFriendship: Gary and Jeff.
16th Nov '13 2:38:21 PM allboyband
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* Henry Gibson (Michael [=McMillan=]), Holly's first love

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* Henry Gibson (Michael [=McMillan=]), Holly's first love{{first love}}



* Vince (Nick Zano), either a hunk or a sleaze [[spoiler:in-universe example]]

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* Vince (Nick Zano), either a hunk or a sleaze [[spoiler:in-universe example]]



* AllGuysWantCheerleaders: Val buys and puts on a cheerleader uniform for Jeff, though it gets awkward when he comes to introduce her to his mother while she has it on.



* AmicableExes: Ben and his estranged wife.
** Ben and Holly eventually, as she continues being his manager.
** Holly and Henry eventually become this.



* BettyAndVeronica: Henry and Vince are this for a while to Holly's Archie. When she comes back from Europe, she brings [[TakeAThirdOption Ben]] with her.

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* BelligerentSexualTension: Gary and Tina. Val and Peter.
* BettyAndVeronica: Henry and Vince are this for a while to Holly's Archie. When she comes back from Europe, she brings [[TakeAThirdOption [[ThirdOptionLoveInterest Ben]] with her.



** TheyDo

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** TheyDoAlthough there is a video shown of a very young Holly doing stand-up comedy, which actually is a video Amanda Bynes performing.



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Lauren was first introduced as a fellow employee at Val's office who was smart and competent enough to pose as a threat to Val. Yet after she was introduced the second time and became a permanent cast member, her character became a stereotypically dumb blonde who's too dumb to be believable.
* ComingOutStory: "Someone's In the Kitchen with Daddy", in which Val and Holly's father comes out to them, was nominated for a GLAAD Medis Award.



* DoppelgangerDating: Henry dates another girl at college named Holly, which is commented on.



* {{Flanderization}}: Lauren was first introduced as a fellow employee at Val's office who was smart and competent enough to pose as a threat to Val. Yet after she was introduced the second time and became a permanent cast member, her character became a stereotypically dumb blonde who's too dumb to be believable.



* IntergenerationFrienship: Gary and Jeff.



* LocalHangout: Changed over the years: Jeff's restaurant, the bar, the diner, and the bakery.



* MissingMom: Holly and Val's mother died.



* NoodleIncident: Numerous. As mentioned above, the show was co-created by [[KenanAndKel Dan Schneider]].

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* NoodleIncident: Numerous. As mentioned above, the show was co-created by [[KenanAndKel Dan Schneider]].Creator/DanSchneider.
* OhCrap



* OutWithABang: {{Downplayed}}, Rick has a heart attack while in bed with Lauren, but he doesn't die.



* PoorCommunicationKills: Holly finds out about Jeff planning to get Val jewelry on Valentine's day, so she tells Val that he's planning to propose. He isn't, and in fact didn't ever want to get married, so they break up.
* PrecociousCrush: Gary to Val



* PromotionToParent: Val

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* PromotionToParent: ValVal, since Holly doesn't want to do when their father moves to Japan and Val's roommate has just moved out.



* RealSongThemeTune: And TitledAfterTheSong to boot.

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* RealSongThemeTune: And TitledAfterTheSong to boot. The theme song used Lillix's cover of the song.



* ShipSinking: Holly/Henry is sunk when Henry gives up when Holly comes back from Europe with [[ThirdOptionLoveInterest Ben.]]



* UptightLovesWild: All of Val's love interests are notably more relaxed than she is.



* WhatTheHellHero: Lauren when she dates Val's ex-fiance, Rick, which almost ruins their friendship.



* WillTheyOrWontThey: Holly and Vince. TheyDo.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Ben writes a romantic song about Holly and then a mean one after they break up. In the second one, he changes her name to "Molly Myler" when he performs it in public.

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* WillTheyOrWontThey: Holly and Vince.Vince, once Henry is out of the picture. TheyDo.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Ben writes a romantic song about Holly and then a mean one after they break up. In the second one, one ("Holly Tyler Sucks"), he changes her name to "Molly Myler" when he performs it in public.
14th Nov '13 10:26:32 PM allboyband
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* TheCastShowoff: A musician was cast as Ben specifically for this. Allison Munn (Tina) also gets an episode to show off her voice.
** Subverted by Holly several times throughout the series; Bynes is a pro at StylisticSuck singing.

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* TheCastShowoff: A musician [[CastTheExpert was cast as Ben specifically for this.this]]. Allison Munn (Tina) also gets an episode to show off her voice.
** Subverted Averted by Holly several times throughout the series; Bynes is a pro at StylisticSuck singing.singing.
** TheyDo



* ADateWithRosiePalms: Implied:

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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Implied:{{Implied}}:



* FriendsRentControl: Justified & semi-averted. At the start of the series, Val's been in the same apartment for several years, with a high-paying, upper-executive job & a roommate to split rent with.

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* FriendsRentControl: Justified & semi-averted. At the start of the series, Val's been in the same apartment for several years, with a high-paying, upper-executive job & a roommate to split rent with.with and their father sends her money for Holly's expenses.



* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, It's That Girl]]: [[TheOffice Jenna Fischer]] can be seen as an administrative assistant during season one.
** AbigailBreslin is the girl that Holly and Val give their teddy bear to and Holly's friend Sam is AllThat cast member Chelsea Brummet



* IvyLeagueForEveryone: Val went to Columbia, [[TheScrappy Peter]] went to Yale, Lauren's doctor boyfriend went to Harvard Medical School, and Henry [[PutOnABus attends Princeton.]] One episode revolved around Holly's interview with Columbia and her decision not to apply to Columbia.

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* IvyLeagueForEveryone: Val went to Columbia, [[TheScrappy Peter]] Peter went to Yale, Lauren's doctor boyfriend went to Harvard Medical School, and Henry [[HollywoodNerd Henry]] [[PutOnABus attends Princeton.]] One episode revolved around Holly's interview with Columbia and her decision not to apply to Columbia.



* PairTheSpares: [[spoiler: Tina and Gary]]



* YouLookFamiliar: A couple former ''BeverlyHills90210'' actors say this to Val.

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* WillTheyOrWontThey: Holly and Vince. TheyDo.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Ben writes a romantic song about Holly and then a mean one after they break up. In the second one, he changes her name to "Molly Myler" when he performs it in public.
* YouLookFamiliar: A couple former ''BeverlyHills90210'' ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'' actors say this to Val.



** They even named an episode "Your Cheatin' Heart."

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** They even named an episode "Your Cheatin' Heart."Heart", which had Vince hook up with another girl while he and Holly were waiting until Henry moved on so they could get together.
15th Oct '13 8:56:18 AM SeptimusHeap
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Created by DanSchneider[[hottip:*:it, along with ''Guys Like Us'' (produced for {{UPN}}) are the only shows Schneider created/produced shown first-run outside of {{Nickelodeon}}]] and [[{{Friends}} Wil Calhoun]]. Correspondingly, it mixed SlapStick with [[RomanticComedy relationship comedy]].

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Created by DanSchneider[[hottip:*:it, DanSchneider[[note]]it, along with ''Guys Like Us'' (produced for {{UPN}}) are the only shows Schneider created/produced shown first-run outside of {{Nickelodeon}}]] {{Nickelodeon}}[[/note]] and [[{{Friends}} Wil Calhoun]]. Correspondingly, it mixed SlapStick with [[RomanticComedy relationship comedy]].
7th Apr '13 1:07:36 PM Austin
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* HilarityEnsues: Holly's plans are about as effective as those of [[ILoveLucy Lucy Ricardo]].
6th Mar '13 9:24:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* HeroicSociopath: Lauren. Sometimes Tina as well.
** Holly has her moments, particularly in season 1 when there's no Tina, and ''especially'' in "The Game."
5th Mar '13 7:40:08 AM DJ1992
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* OneSteveLimit: Averted. After breaking up with Holly, Henry eventually goes out with another girl also named Holly in college. Unfortunately, when Vince sees Henry making in the dark, he automatically assumes it was the main Holly.



* OneSteveLimit: Averted. After breaking up with Holly, Henry eventually goes out with another girl also named Holly in college. Unfortunately, when Vince sees Henry making in the dark, he automatically assumes it was the main Holly.
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