History WesternAnimation / TheWeekenders

18th Nov '17 9:42:38 AM fearlessnikki
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* AesopAmnesia: More than one episode has Lor learning that she doesn't have to change herself to get the attention of her crush, Thompson. She never seems to fully pick it up despite going through the same plot two or three times. Thompson himself calls her out on it in the season 3 episode "Tutor", even [[ContinuityNod referring to the previous episodes]] ("Makeover" and "Brain Envy", from each of the previous seasons) where Lor acted the same way:

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* AesopAmnesia: AesopAmnesia:
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More than one episode has Lor learning that she doesn't have to change herself to get the attention of her crush, Thompson. She never seems to fully pick it up despite going through the same plot two or three times. Thompson himself calls her out on it in the season 3 episode "Tutor", even [[ContinuityNod referring to the previous episodes]] ("Makeover" and "Brain Envy", from each of the previous seasons) where Lor acted the same way:



** Tish often has episodes focusing on her desperation to be mature.

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** Tish often has episodes focusing on her desperation to be mature.mature and the others not appreciating her intelligence.



* AlliterativeName: Tino Tonitini.
** As well as his near-clone, Tony Tordalero.

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* AlliterativeName: Tino Tonitini.
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Tonitini. As well as his near-clone, Tony Tordalero.



* BadBadActing[=/=]DullSurprise: Lor whenever she tries to act or lie.
** Take this scene from "''Radio Drama''" for example:

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* BadBadActing[=/=]DullSurprise: BadBadActing:
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Lor whenever she tries to act or lie.
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lie. Take this scene from "''Radio Drama''" for example:



* TheBGrade: Subverted in ''"Imperfection"''; Despite getting straight A's, Tish does have an overreaction -- about a teacher's comment regarding her perfectionist tendencies.

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* TheBGrade: TheBGrade:
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Subverted in ''"Imperfection"''; Despite getting straight A's, Tish does have an overreaction -- about a teacher's comment regarding her perfectionist tendencies.



* CatchPhrase: "Later days!"

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* CatchPhrase: CatchPhrase:
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"Later days!"days!" Said by Tino at the end of every episode.



* ContinuityNod: There are quite a few mentions of Chum Bukkit song "suffused elephant quaff winces exasperating" throughout the series. The name came from the season 1 episode "Band" when Carver tried to write a message to the band and, because of his [[RunningGag bad handwriting]], that's what they thought it said.
** Actually, the show was always brilliant at this. Many throwbacks to in-jokes, events and even character traits built up over the course of the seasons are subdued enough to slip by viewers without an eye out for them.

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* ContinuityNod: There are quite a few mentions of Chum Bukkit song "suffused elephant quaff winces exasperating" throughout the series. The name came from the season 1 episode "Band" when Carver tried to write a message to the band and, because of his [[RunningGag bad handwriting]], that's what they thought it said.
** Actually,
said. Overall, the show was always brilliant at this. Many throwbacks to in-jokes, events and even character traits built up over the course of the seasons are subdued enough to slip by viewers without an eye out for them.



* CreepyChild: ''Never'' put Carver's brother Todd and his friend Quinty together.

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* CreepyChild: CreepyChild:
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''Never'' put Carver's brother Todd and his friend Quinty together.



* DeadpanSnarker: Tino is excellent at this. [[LampshadeHanging He even wins "Most Sarcastic" in the Yearbook Awards.]]

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* DeadpanSnarker: DeadpanSnarker:
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Tino is excellent at this. [[LampshadeHanging He even wins "Most Sarcastic" in the Yearbook Awards.]]



* TheDitz: Lor... kind of. In "Real Fake" she takes it to the extreme when she's acting like a teen in a TV show when the gang are being filmed by a documentarist. ItMakesSenseInContext.
** Bluke isn't [[{{Metaphorgotten}} the brightest bulb in the knife drawer either.]]
** "The Tao of Bluke" reveals that he's really just simple, rather than stupid as revealed at the episode's end when they won pizzas instead of the pool table.

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* TheDitz: TheDitz:
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Lor... kind of. In "Real Fake" she takes it to the extreme when she's acting like a teen in a TV show when the gang are being filmed by a documentarist. ItMakesSenseInContext.
** Bluke isn't [[{{Metaphorgotten}} the brightest bulb in the knife drawer either.]]
**
]] "The Tao of Bluke" reveals that he's really just simple, rather than stupid as revealed at the episode's end when they won pizzas instead of the pool table.



* DrowningMySorrows[=/=]GRatedDrug: In the "Celebrity" episode in which Tish becomes a local celebrity, she can be seen drowning her sorrows in Chug-A-Freezes when she realizes she's not famous anymore. She even asks for another, but the man at the counter tells her he thinks she's had enough.

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* DrowningMySorrows[=/=]GRatedDrug: DrowningMySorrows: In the "Celebrity" episode in which Tish becomes a local celebrity, she can be seen drowning her sorrows in Chug-A-Freezes [[DrunkOnMilk Chug-A-Freezes]] when she realizes she's not famous anymore. She even asks for another, but the man at the counter tells her he thinks she's had enough.



* DysfunctionalFamily: Lor's family doesn't have many personal problems or anything like that. But Lor has so many brothers that it reaches the double digits, and quite frankly she admits that she does not know how many brothers she has. That has to count for something. She has somewhere between thirteen and sixteen.

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* DysfunctionalFamily: Lor's family doesn't have many personal problems or anything like that. But Lor has so many brothers that it reaches the double digits, and quite frankly she admits that she does not know how many brothers she has. That has to count for something. She has somewhere between thirteen and sixteen. There are also multiple boys named Danny.



* FeudEpisode: "''Taking Sides''"
* FreeRangeChildren: They're allowed to go everywhere in Bahia Bay on the weekends it seems. They never run into any issues where their parents specifically forbid them from going somewhere. It's possible that since they're in middle school and they rarely travel alone that their parents will think they're okay.

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* FeudEpisode: "''Taking Sides''"
Sides''" has Tino and Carver falling out over a pool game. Lor and Tish fall out over whose side to take. Their argument also results in an entire movie theatre full of old women taking sides too.
* FreeRangeChildren: FreeRangeChildren:
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They're allowed to go everywhere in Bahia Bay on the weekends it seems. They never run into any issues where their parents specifically forbid them from going somewhere. It's possible that since they're in middle school and they rarely travel alone that their parents will think they're okay.



* FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome: "''Sense and Sensitivity''"



* GenreSavvy: Tino's mom. Lampshaded in "Vengeance":

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* GenreSavvy: Tino's mom.mom seems to note that the show's formula usually involves problems on Saturday night. Lampshaded in "Vengeance":



** This is because all the episodes follow the same rhythm of having problems on Saturday and fixing it up on Sunday (or Monday morning at the latest).



* GibberishOfLove: Tino sometimes does this when around a really pretty girl. Also, Carver struggles to speak to "The Cool Kids", although that's not due to love so much as envy.

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* GibberishOfLove: GibberishOfLove:
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Tino sometimes does this when around a really pretty girl. girl.
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Also, Carver struggles to speak to "The Cool Kids", although that's not due to love so much as envy.



* IAteWhat: Occasionally one of the characters will eat something from the Foods of the World exhibit at the museum before it's revealed that it was made from something gross or unusual. Also, when Carver ate that 40-year-old pickle which was in Lor's savings in ''"Lor's Will"'', which became a RunningGag for that episode.

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* IAteWhat: IAteWhat:
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Occasionally one of the characters will eat something from the Foods of the World exhibit at the museum before it's revealed that it was made from something gross or unusual. Also, when Carver ate that 40-year-old pickle which was in Lor's savings in ''"Lor's Will"'', which became a RunningGag for that episode.



* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Tino Tonitini and Tony Tordalero]]. Thankfully, it's easy to tell them apart when they say something; the only word Tony knows to say is "Sure."

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* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals:
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[[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Tino Tonitini and Tony Tordalero]]. Thankfully, it's easy to tell them apart when they say something; the only word Tony knows to say is "Sure."



* InformedJudaism: Tino is an Informed Pagan; aside from a Solstice celebration in lieu of Christmas, we don't hear anything about it.
** Although it ''is'' mentioned in two separate episodes; his mother celebrates ''both'' Solstices. And the Vernal Equinox.

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* InformedJudaism: InformedJudaism:
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Tino is an Informed Pagan; aside from a Solstice celebration in lieu of Christmas, we don't hear anything about it.
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it. Although it ''is'' mentioned in two separate episodes; his mother celebrates ''both'' Solstices. And the Vernal Equinox.



* INeedToGoIronMyDog: In "Lor's Will", Tish uses the excuse "I have to go paint... my... lawn," after thinking Lor 'betrayed' her.
** "Look... up in the sky! It's the Lor signal! The President needs me!"
*** "And she'll need her trusty sidekick, Carver Lad!"
* {{Jerkass}}: Percy and Ruby, two kids from the gang's school, sometimes come off as this.
** Brie and Colby.
* JerkJock: Laird

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* INeedToGoIronMyDog: INeedToGoIronMyDog:
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In "Lor's Will", Tish uses the excuse "I have to go paint... my... lawn," after thinking Lor 'betrayed' her.
** "Look... up in the sky! It's the Lor signal! The President needs me!"
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me!", "And she'll need her trusty sidekick, Carver Lad!"
* {{Jerkass}}: Percy and Ruby, two kids from the gang's school, sometimes come off as this.
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Brie and Colby.
Colby, the cool kids. Although after Brie is briefly rendered uncool, she decides that it's not cool to be a jerk to everyone.
* JerkJock: LairdLaird is a mean rival jock to Lor.



* LimitedWardrobe: Amazingly, this is ''averted.'' Notable for a Western Animation cartoon. Throughout an episode, the characters' clothes change after each day begins, similar to RealLife. They avoid UnlimitedWardrobe, because they each have the same four or five outfits that they continue to wear throughout the show's run.

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* LimitedWardrobe: LimitedWardrobe:
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Amazingly, this is ''averted.'' Notable for a Western Animation cartoon. Throughout an episode, the characters' clothes change after each day begins, similar to RealLife. They avoid UnlimitedWardrobe, because they each have the same four or five outfits that they continue to wear throughout the show's run.



* LovableJock: Lor.

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* LovableJock: Lor.LovableJock:
** Lor. Despite early season moments where she's inconsiderate and rude, she mellows out and becomes nicer.
** The coach is also this. Far from being a DrillSergeantNasty, he's a ReasonableAuthorityFigure.



* TheMakeover: In the episode titled, well, "Makeover", Lor gets one when she's told that she has to do so in order to get her crush Thompson to notice her. She eventually goes back to her usual appearance, much to Thompson's relief.

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* TheMakeover: TheMakeover:
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In the episode titled, well, "Makeover", Lor gets one when she's told that she has to do so in order to get her crush Thompson to notice her. She eventually goes back to her usual appearance, much to Thompson's relief.



* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Lor and Tino (or Carver). Also Dixon and Tino's Mother on occasion.
** It doesn't help that Carver keeps female clothing in his closet.

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* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Lor is a LadEtte who loves sports and Tino (or Carver). Also Dixon and Tino's Mother on occasion.
** It doesn't help that
boyish things. Carver keeps female clothing loves fashion and apparently owns some women's clothes. Tino also counts, as he's quite sensitive and participates in Creator/JaneAusten movie nights with his closet. mother.



* {{Meganekko}}: Tish.

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* {{Meganekko}}: Tish. She's a cute girl (cute enough to be put on TV) who wears glasses.



* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Frances. Not only does she have an obsession with pointy objects, her laugh is also scary.
** Even more disturbing is that she was a perfectly normal kid at one point who was good friends with Tish, only to become what she is now, completely out of nowhere. Of course it's parodying the "Friends change over time" situation. But seriously... what could have possibly happened to practically have her become this overnight?

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* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: Frances. Not only does she have an obsession with pointy objects, her laugh is also scary.
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scary. Even more disturbing is that she was a perfectly normal kid at one point who was good friends with Tish, only to become what she is now, completely out of nowhere. Of course it's parodying the "Friends change over time" situation. But seriously... what could have possibly happened to practically have her become this overnight?



* OneSteveLimit: An aversion, which is PlayedForLaughs. Lor apparently has more than one brother named "Danny", and she [[RunningGag has difficulty keeping track of her brothers]] because she sometimes forgets how many "Dannies" there are. Why her parents decided to give two (or more) of their children the same first name is anyone's guess.
** [[Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete Maybe the same reason there's two Petes?]]

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* OneSteveLimit: OneSteveLimit:
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An aversion, which is PlayedForLaughs. Lor apparently has more than one brother named "Danny", and she [[RunningGag has difficulty keeping track of her brothers]] because she sometimes forgets how many "Dannies" there are. Why her parents decided to give two (or more) of their children the same first name is anyone's guess.
** [[Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete Maybe the same reason there's two Petes?]]
guess.



* PacManFever: Averted. In the episode "Shoes of Destiny" Lor and Tino are playing a game involving space robots fighting. The sounds match up to the movements, and when Carver shows up, the Konami pause sound even plays as the screen goes blank!
** Not to mention, anyone with a keen ear can recognize the sound effects - plenty of which actually come from ''SuperMarioBros''.
* ParentalBonus: As with almost every cartoon, references most kid won't get show up in the dialogue. For example, in one episode when Tish was babysitting Carver's brother, Todd, she tries to read ''Theatre/OedipusRex'' to him (she even described it as a story for [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids kids of all ages]]).

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* PacManFever: Averted. In the episode "Shoes of Destiny" Lor and Tino are playing a game involving space robots fighting. The sounds match up to the movements, and when Carver shows up, the Konami pause sound even plays as the screen goes blank!
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blank! Not to mention, anyone with a keen ear can recognize the sound effects - plenty of which actually come from ''SuperMarioBros''.
* ParentalBonus: ParentalBonus:
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As with almost every cartoon, references most kid won't get show up in the dialogue. For example, in one episode when Tish was babysitting Carver's brother, Todd, she tries to read ''Theatre/OedipusRex'' to him (she even described it as a story for [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids kids of all ages]]).



* TeenGenius: Tish.

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* TeenGenius: Tish.Tish is only a preteen and yet is a straight A student, has advanced knowledge of physics, can play the dulcimer and reads classical literature for fun.



* TwitchyEye: Sometimes Tino gets one, most notably in "Cry" where he gives up his emotions, and the gang tries to get him angry. Lor and Carver get this when they are unable to say the word "homework" on the weekend.

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* TwitchyEye: TwitchyEye:
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Sometimes Tino gets one, most notably in "Cry" where he gives up his emotions, and the gang tries to get him angry. angry.
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Lor and Carver get this when they are unable to say the word "homework" on the weekend.



* VerbalTic: Tony Tordellaro only says "sure".

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* VerbalTic: VerbalTic:
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Tony Tordellaro only says "sure".



* WeWantOurJerkBack: ''"Sense and Sensitivity"''

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* WeWantOurJerkBack: ''"Sense "Sense and Sensitivity"''Sensitivity" has Lor deciding to become nicer, but she goes overboard and is almost obnoxiously nice. Her friends become worried that her niceness will prevent her from winning a basketball game. Although interestingly enough, Lor mellows out in future episodes; implying she did work hard to become nicer without overdoing it.
1st Jul '17 12:52:14 AM mrjustan
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** What Ms. Tonitini actually said was "It's like I'm watching a cloning experiment gone horribly AWRY".
25th Apr '17 12:54:24 PM dsneybuf
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'''Tino:''' Where cats chase dogs and [[HypocriticalHumor sitcoms are funny?]]

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'''Tino:''' Where cats chase dogs and [[HypocriticalHumor sitcoms are funny?]]
funny?
8th Apr '17 5:29:13 PM themisterfree
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Staying away from broad and cartoonish plots, the show [[SliceOfLife takes a more subtle route]], with much of the humor deriving from its many one-liners ([[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl and Tino's screams, of course]]).

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Staying away from broad and cartoonish plots, plots (Langdale's specialty), the show [[SliceOfLife takes a more subtle route]], with much of the humor deriving from its many one-liners ([[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl and Tino's screams, of course]]).
8th Nov '16 6:14:53 PM nombretomado
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The kids are a big fan of a Chinese action film star named "Jimmy Pang", who's apparently a parody of JackieChan.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The kids are a big fan of a Chinese action film star named "Jimmy Pang", who's apparently a parody of JackieChan.Creator/JackieChan.
23rd Oct '16 6:14:33 PM GuntherRidel
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* AppleOfDiscord: Tino wins 2 tickets to a Chum Bukket concert and he has a tough time deciding which of his friends to take.
24th Aug '16 9:23:18 PM MarshalGrover
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* HumiliationConga: The kids suffer one misfortune after another in "The Awful Weekend."
6th Feb '16 4:57:20 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* TheWorstWhateverEver: The Holiday special features the main four, [[ItMakesSenseInContext trapped in an RV by a blizzard]], sharing the stories of their worst respective holidays. Carver's is distinctly less impressive. When they complain on the way home about how their current holiday is the worst ever, Lor's grandmother shares her own horrible holiday story, making them realize how good they have it.

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* TheWorstWhateverEver: WorstWhateverEver: The Holiday special features the main four, [[ItMakesSenseInContext trapped in an RV by a blizzard]], sharing the stories of their worst respective holidays. Carver's is distinctly less impressive. When they complain on the way home about how their current holiday is the worst ever, Lor's grandmother shares her own horrible holiday story, making them realize how good they have it.
6th Feb '16 4:56:34 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* TheWorstWhateverEver: The Holiday special features the main four, [[ItMakesSenseInContext trapped in an RV by a blizzard]], sharing the stories of their worst respective holidays. Carver's is distinctly less impressive.

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* TheWorstWhateverEver: The Holiday special features the main four, [[ItMakesSenseInContext trapped in an RV by a blizzard]], sharing the stories of their worst respective holidays. Carver's is distinctly less impressive. When they complain on the way home about how their current holiday is the worst ever, Lor's grandmother shares her own horrible holiday story, making them realize how good they have it.
6th Feb '16 4:55:22 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* TheWorstWhateverEver: The Holiday special features the main four, [[ItMakesSenseInContext trapped in an RV by a blizzard]], sharing the stories of their worst respective holidays. Carver's is distinctly less impressive.
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