History Series / WhatILikeAboutYou

28th Dec '16 4:59:40 PM LarryMullen
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* TheCastShowoff:
** A musician [[CastTheExpert was cast as Ben specifically for this]]. Allison Munn (Tina) also gets an episode to show off her voice.
** Averted by Holly several times throughout the series; Bynes is a pro at StylisticSuck singing.



* YouLookFamiliar: A couple former ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'' actors say this to Val.
21st Dec '16 3:47:52 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Played with. Gary begins the series a virgin, & Henry's sexual resumé consists solely of his first time, though a fraction of Vince's or Peter's experience dwarfs them both combined.
18th Oct '16 7:45:06 PM nombretomado
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Created by DanSchneider[[note]]it, along with ''Guys Like Us'' (produced for {{UPN}}) are the only shows Schneider created/produced shown first-run outside of {{Nickelodeon}}[[/note]] and [[{{Friends}} Wil Calhoun]]. Correspondingly, it mixed SlapStick with [[RomanticComedy relationship comedy]].

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Created by DanSchneider[[note]]it, along with ''Guys Like Us'' (produced for {{UPN}}) are the only shows Schneider created/produced shown first-run outside of {{Nickelodeon}}[[/note]] and [[{{Friends}} [[Series/{{Friends}} Wil Calhoun]]. Correspondingly, it mixed SlapStick with [[RomanticComedy relationship comedy]].
18th Sep '16 8:46:17 AM nombretomado
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''What I Like About You'' is a 2002-2006 [[TheWB Frog network]] sitcom about two sisters living in [[BigApplesauce New York]]. Holly Tyler ([[TheAmandaShow Amanda Bynes]]) is an impulsive, hyperactive teenager; Val Tyler (Jennie Garth) is hyperorganized neat freak nearing 30.

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''What I Like About You'' is a 2002-2006 [[TheWB Frog network]] sitcom about two sisters living in [[BigApplesauce New York]]. Holly Tyler ([[TheAmandaShow ([[Series/TheAmandaShow Amanda Bynes]]) is an impulsive, hyperactive teenager; Val Tyler (Jennie Garth) is hyperorganized neat freak nearing 30.
12th Sep '16 4:31:49 AM fearlessnikki
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* AccidentalMisnaming: In the first episode, Val kept calling Gary 'Glen' by mistake.



* BitchInSheepsClothing:
** Dana, Jeff's ex-girlfriend, who appears to be nice and friendly. But then it's revealed that she has no problem making a pass at Jeff when she knows he has a girlfriend - and is said to have a boyfriend herself.
** Jill gets revealed as this after a while. While in France, she grows apart from Gary, which would be understandable...if she didn't pretend she'd gone back to France to avoid him.



* BrickJoke: Holly loses five lobsters in the episode where she works at Jeff's restaurant, but he only caught four. At the end of the episode, they find the fifth in the kitchen.
* BrotherChuck:
** Jeff vanishes after Season 1, and gets only a couple of mentions afterwards.
** Peter vanishes too in Season 3, after TheBusCameBack briefly at the end of Season 2.



* TheCastShowoff: A musician [[CastTheExpert was cast as Ben specifically for this]]. Allison Munn (Tina) also gets an episode to show off her voice.

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* TheCastShowoff: CantGetAwayWithNuthin:
** To avoid going to Aunt Wanda's for Thanksgiving, Val lies to say that Holly is sick. Of course Aunt Wanda turns up with medicine to check on Holly.
** Holly and Gary sneak off to a party on Long Island. Of course they get a flat tyre and stranded on the road.
* TheCastShowoff:
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A musician [[CastTheExpert was cast as Ben specifically for this]]. Allison Munn (Tina) also gets an episode to show off her voice.



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



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Tina thinks she's pregnant and gets excited when the test turns pink. Gary thinks it means she's having a girl.



* DawsonCasting: Extremely averted with Holly (who's in-universe birthdays were near Bynes'). Played straight with Henry, Vince and Gary, all of whom were played by actors who were 24/25 at the time of their introductions, and Tina, whose actress was 28 at the time of her introduction.



* DoomedNewClothes: When Holly wears her red cashmere sweater to work at the restaurant, it eventually gets caught in the rotisserie and burns up.



* 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 and their father sends her money for Holly's expenses.

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* FriendsRentControl: FriendsRentControl:
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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 and their father sends her money for Holly's expenses.



* PutOnABus: Jeff, Peter, and Ben, no two of whom ever even met each other.
** Henry as well. [[TheBusCameBack He returned]] for one episode in Season 3, however.

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* PutOnABus: Jeff, Peter, Ben and Ben, no two of whom ever even met each other.
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Henry as well. [[TheBusCameBack He returned]] leave town after their relationships with Holly end. Henry does return for one episode an appearance in Season 3, however.3.



* WalkOnTheWildSideEpisode: Jeff says to Val he wishes she was more spontaneous. She goes a bit wild during the episode but reveals at the end the whole experience "nearly killed me".

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* WalkOnTheWildSideEpisode: WalkOnTheWildSideEpisode:
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Jeff says to Val he wishes she was more spontaneous. She goes a bit wild during the episode but reveals at the end the whole experience "nearly killed me".me".
** During another episode, Val tries to be more fun to give Holly some space. Holly and Gary end up going off to a party on Long Island.
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.
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