History YMMV / TheBrothersGarcia

8th Feb '18 1:09:06 PM KizunaTallis
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Nico's TraumaticHaircut at the hands of Sonia becomes quite funny due to the circumstances. A chunk of her hair gets accidentally chopped off when Lorenna distracts Sonia by suffering a magnificent pratfall and spilling some hot tea (that Nico herself had ordered). Nico's hammy VillainousBreakdown afterwards seals the deal.

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* CrossesTheLineTwice: Nico's TraumaticHaircut at the hands of Sonia becomes quite funny due to the circumstances. A chunk of her hair gets accidentally chopped off when Lorenna Lorena distracts Sonia by suffering a magnificent pratfall and spilling some hot tea (that Nico herself had ordered). Nico's hammy VillainousBreakdown afterwards seals the deal.



** During a gag where each of the children swipe a newspaper from Ray, Lorenna reads a headline saying "possible recession". This was four years before one of the worst economic recessions the world would see.
** Lorenna accidentally revealing that her favourite soap star wears a wig is presented as a satisfying comeuppance for her, and PlayedForLaughs. Then comes the episode where Carlos discovers a new girl at school wears a wig...because she has cancer.

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** During a gag where each of the children swipe a newspaper from Ray, Lorenna Lorena reads a headline saying "possible recession". This was four years before one of the worst economic recessions the world would see.
** Lorenna Lorena accidentally revealing that her favourite soap star wears a wig is presented as a satisfying comeuppance for her, and PlayedForLaughs. Then comes the episode where Carlos discovers a new girl at school wears a wig...because she has cancer.



** While the feminism Aesop was badly handled, the episode does have this sweet moment from Carlos to Lorenna.

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** While the feminism Aesop was badly handled, the episode does have this sweet moment from Carlos to Lorenna.Lorena.



** The kids all working together to take care of the baby Max - whom they mistakenly think is their new brother. Carlos lets him talk on the phone, Lorenna sings to him, George feeds him, and Larry plays rock-paper-scissors (calling back to an ImagineSpot where he had hoped to do the same for his new sibling). Overall it is quite sweet that when they thought Sonia might be pregnant, they agreed to help out a lot more.

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** The kids all working together to take care of the baby Max - whom they mistakenly think is their new brother. Carlos lets him talk on the phone, Lorenna Lorena sings to him, George feeds him, and Larry plays rock-paper-scissors (calling back to an ImagineSpot where he had hoped to do the same for his new sibling). Overall it is quite sweet that when they thought Sonia might be pregnant, they agreed to help out a lot more.



** The episode where the kids think Sonia has adopted a baby boy. Lorenna complains that they didn't adopt a girl. Fast forward to when the family takes on an exchange student - and it does turn out to be a girl. And she and Lorenna end up clashing.
** You can easily picture Lorenna auditioning for ''Series/AmericanIdol'' or ''Series/AmericasGotTalent'', which would start airing in a few years.

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** The episode where the kids think Sonia has adopted a baby boy. Lorenna Lorena complains that they didn't adopt a girl. Fast forward to when the family takes on an exchange student - and it does turn out to be a girl. And she and Lorenna Lorena end up clashing.
** You can easily picture Lorenna Lorena auditioning for ''Series/AmericanIdol'' or ''Series/AmericasGotTalent'', which would start airing in a few years.



** Christina Lopez, Lorenna's ridiculously hammy rival contestant in "Maybe Baby". Just two scenes, yet she belts out a memorable rendition of the novella's theme song.

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** Christina Lopez, Lorenna's Lorena's ridiculously hammy rival contestant in "Maybe Baby". Just two scenes, yet she belts out a memorable rendition of the novella's theme song.



** And when we finally meet the star of Lorenna's favourite novella, she's a fantastically hammy diva.

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** And when we finally meet the star of Lorenna's favourite novella, Lorena's favorite telenovela, she's a fantastically hammy diva.



* TestosteroneBrigade: Many now grown up 90s and 2000s kids have confessed to crushing on Lorenna during the show's run.
* UnintentionallySympathetic: Lorenna, [[TestosteroneBrigade despite people crushing on her]], has this. One episode has Larry filming his family members breaking the rules (Such as George listening to music on the computer instead of doing homework), and he films Lorenna acting out a Telenovela fantasy with her dolls with her as a SelfInsert. When she, Carlos, and George tell their dad about Larry's snooping, her dad asks her ''exactly'' what she was doing, and when she mentions she put herself as a SelfInsert, decided she was watching too much TV. Except this is actually something a ''lot'' of kids her age do - she wasn't really breaking any rules by playing with dolls.

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* TestosteroneBrigade: Many now grown up 90s and 2000s kids have confessed to crushing on Lorenna Lorena during the show's run.
* UnintentionallySympathetic: Lorenna, Lorena, [[TestosteroneBrigade despite people crushing on her]], has this. One episode has Larry filming his family members breaking the rules (Such as George listening to music on the computer instead of doing homework), and he films Lorenna Lorena acting out a Telenovela fantasy with her dolls with her as a SelfInsert. When she, Carlos, and George tell their dad about Larry's snooping, her dad asks her ''exactly'' what she was doing, and when she mentions she put herself as a SelfInsert, decided she was watching too much TV. Except this is actually something a ''lot'' of kids her age do - she wasn't really breaking any rules by playing with dolls.



** Lorenna in the "Go Getter Girl" episode. It's presented as a low moment when her brothers trash her cupcake baking with her friends, and she gives a speech about how she feels lonely being the only girl in the family. But she had spent the entire episode interrupting the boys' fun as well, just out of an attempt to cause mischief. While the boys have to apologise, Lorenna doesn't for her own actions.
** Tammy the deaf girl when she breaks her friendship off with Larry after he makes fun of her hearing aid. Except he didn't know it was her hearing aid malfunctioning, and was merely joking about the sound. When he found out it was her hearing aid, he's genuinely ashamed. And had never shown any signs of being intolerant towards her deafness before. So while Tammy being offended was understandable, her joining in with Lorenna to mock Larry afterwards was pretty uncalled for.
** Larry in the episode where he films people. He films Lorenna playing with her dolls - and she's mad that he was snooping and filming her in secret. Given that what she was doing is actually normal behaviour for kids her age, this is actually kind of hard to excuse.
* UnpopularPopularCharacter: In-universe, Lorenna is a BrattyTeenageDaughter and despised by her brothers. In the fandom, she's the most popular of the siblings.

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** Lorenna Lorena in the "Go Getter Girl" episode. It's presented as a low moment when her brothers trash her cupcake baking with her friends, and she gives a speech about how she feels lonely being the only girl in the family. But she had spent the entire episode interrupting the boys' fun as well, just out of an attempt to cause mischief. While the boys have to apologise, Lorenna apologize, Lornna doesn't for her own actions.
** Tammy the deaf girl when she breaks her friendship off with Larry after he makes fun of her hearing aid. Except he didn't know it was her hearing aid malfunctioning, and was merely joking about the sound. When he found out it was her hearing aid, he's genuinely ashamed. And had never shown any signs of being intolerant towards her deafness before. So while Tammy being offended was understandable, her joining in with Lorenna Lorena to mock Larry afterwards was pretty uncalled for.
** Larry in the episode where he films people. He films Lorenna Lorena playing with her dolls - and she's mad that he was snooping and filming her in secret. Given that what she was doing is actually normal behaviour for kids her age, this is actually kind of hard to excuse.
* UnpopularPopularCharacter: In-universe, Lorenna Lorena is a BrattyTeenageDaughter and despised by her brothers. In the fandom, she's the most popular of the siblings.
28th Jan '18 5:43:44 PM fearlessnikki
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Margaret Cho's cameo in the lottery episode. She tries to pass herself off as a long lost relative who needs money for her dog's operation - which is 'coincidentally' located on the French Riviera. Sonia for some reason holds the IdiotBall, believes the sob story and is about to pay the money when the dog gives the game away. The gag doesn't tie into the episode's theme (the family losing sight of who they are) and it's not mentioned again.



* FridgeHorror: Jacqueline is not seen after her VerySpecialEpisode. Of course it's possible she had to move for medical reasons too, but the implication is still there.



* HarsherInHindsight: Jacqueline's storyline about cancer becomes harsher since Lupoe Ontiveros - who played Abuelita - died of liver cancer.



** Miss Asteca, Larry's teacher, would go on to become Teresa Russo in ''Series/WizardsOfWaverleyPlace''.

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** Miss Asteca, Larry's teacher, would go on to become Teresa Russo in ''Series/WizardsOfWaverleyPlace''.''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''.



* UnintentionallySympathetic:
** Lorenna, [[TestosteroneBrigade despite people crushing on her]], has this. One episode has Larry filming his family members breaking the rules (Such as George listening to music on the computer instead of doing homework), and he films Lorenna acting out a Telenovela fantasy with her dolls with her as a SelfInsert. When she, Carlos, and George tell their dad about Larry's snooping, her dad asks her ''exactly'' what she was doing, and when she mentions she put herself as a SelfInsert, decided she was watching too much TV. Except this is actually something a ''lot'' of kids her age do - she wasn't really breaking any rules by playing with dolls.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic:
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UnintentionallySympathetic: Lorenna, [[TestosteroneBrigade despite people crushing on her]], has this. One episode has Larry filming his family members breaking the rules (Such as George listening to music on the computer instead of doing homework), and he films Lorenna acting out a Telenovela fantasy with her dolls with her as a SelfInsert. When she, Carlos, and George tell their dad about Larry's snooping, her dad asks her ''exactly'' what she was doing, and when she mentions she put herself as a SelfInsert, decided she was watching too much TV. Except this is actually something a ''lot'' of kids her age do - she wasn't really breaking any rules by playing with dolls.
28th Jan '18 1:59:10 PM Nicoaln
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** Lorenna, [[TestosteroneBrigade despite people crushing on her]], has this. One episode has Larry filming his family members breaking the rules (Such as George listening to music on the computer instead of doing homework), and he films Lorenna acting out a Telenovela fantasy with her dolls with her as a SelfInsert, and her parents take this as a sign that she's been watching too much TV, and we're supposed to see ''her'' in the wrong.

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** Lorenna, [[TestosteroneBrigade despite people crushing on her]], has this. One episode has Larry filming his family members breaking the rules (Such as George listening to music on the computer instead of doing homework), and he films Lorenna acting out a Telenovela fantasy with her dolls with her as a SelfInsert. When she, Carlos, and George tell their dad about Larry's snooping, her dad asks her ''exactly'' what she was doing, and when she mentions she put herself as a SelfInsert, and her parents take this as a sign that she's been decided she was watching too much TV, and we're supposed to see ''her'' in the wrong.TV. Except this is actually something a ''lot'' of kids her age do - she wasn't really breaking any rules by playing with dolls.


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** Larry in the episode where he films people. He films Lorenna playing with her dolls - and she's mad that he was snooping and filming her in secret. Given that what she was doing is actually normal behaviour for kids her age, this is actually kind of hard to excuse.
28th Jan '18 1:55:48 PM Nicoaln
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* RecycledScript: One episode's plot is about how Carlos [[TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes failed his Spanish test despite being from a Latino family]], and his parent(s) view it as him losing touch with his heritage, so they repeatedly speak Spanish and throw Mexican-memorabilia his way. ''Series/{{Taina}}'' featured a subplot like this, Taina was Puerto Rican instead.


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* UnintentionallySympathetic:
** Lorenna, [[TestosteroneBrigade despite people crushing on her]], has this. One episode has Larry filming his family members breaking the rules (Such as George listening to music on the computer instead of doing homework), and he films Lorenna acting out a Telenovela fantasy with her dolls with her as a SelfInsert, and her parents take this as a sign that she's been watching too much TV, and we're supposed to see ''her'' in the wrong.
1st Jan '18 11:59:31 AM fearlessnikki
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Carlos's status as the BigBrotherBully seems a bit like an InformedAttribute. While he's a bit superficial and lazy, he's never outwardly mean. He teases his younger siblings sure, but he has far more PetTheDog moments involving them than George. George arguably starts out even worse than Carlos when it comes to bullying, before he TookALevelInKindness in Season 3.
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Nico's TraumaticHaircut at the hands of Sonia becomes quite funny due to the circumstances. A chunk of her hair gets accidentally chopped off when Lorenna distracts Sonia by suffering a magnificent pratfall and spilling some hot tea (that Nico herself had ordered). Nico's hammy VillainousBreakdown afterwards seals the deal.



* FansPreferTheNewHer: Bad Boy Larry of course.

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* FansPreferTheNewHer: FansPreferTheNewHer:
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Bad Boy Larry of course.course - due to the leather jacket, CoolShades and air of being BadassAdorable.
** In the Season 3 premiere George spikes his hair to mark the start of the school year. It's a sign of him trying too hard to be cool, but he suits the style.



* NarmCharm: The GoldenMoment at the end of the episode is always this.

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* NarmCharm: {{Narm}}: In the climax of "Larry's Curse", Ray's speech about blessings seems rather forced in what was a straight-up comedy episode. The moral doesn't seem to gel with the episode's theme and comes across as TastesLikeDiabetes. What's more is that it's a BrokenAesop - since the bad luck stops after Larry and Abuelita cleanse the house. And not to mention that Ray goes ballistic over a simple ''water fight'' - with the seriousness of if they'd been throwing grenades at each other.
* NarmCharm:
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The GoldenMoment at the end of the episode is always this.this.
** Carlos and Eddie's cornrows in the Season 3 premiere. They really do deserve all the mockery they get for them.



* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Lorenna in the "Go Getter Girl" episode. It's presented as a low moment when her brothers trash her cupcake baking with her friends, and she gives a speech about how she feels lonely being the only girl in the family. But she had spent the entire episode interrupting the boys' fun as well, just out of an attempt to cause mischief. While the boys have to apologise, Lorenna doesn't for her own actions.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: TestosteroneBrigade: Many now grown up 90s and 2000s kids have confessed to crushing on Lorenna during the show's run.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic:
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Lorenna in the "Go Getter Girl" episode. It's presented as a low moment when her brothers trash her cupcake baking with her friends, and she gives a speech about how she feels lonely being the only girl in the family. But she had spent the entire episode interrupting the boys' fun as well, just out of an attempt to cause mischief. While the boys have to apologise, Lorenna doesn't for her own actions.actions.
** Tammy the deaf girl when she breaks her friendship off with Larry after he makes fun of her hearing aid. Except he didn't know it was her hearing aid malfunctioning, and was merely joking about the sound. When he found out it was her hearing aid, he's genuinely ashamed. And had never shown any signs of being intolerant towards her deafness before. So while Tammy being offended was understandable, her joining in with Lorenna to mock Larry afterwards was pretty uncalled for.
30th Dec '17 2:46:48 AM fearlessnikki
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Sandy for being quirky and entertaining.
* EstrogenBrigade: George appears to have the most fangirls. Half the comments on Youtube uploads are asking what his actor Bobby Gonzalez is up to these days.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Sandy for being quirky and entertaining.
* EstrogenBrigade:
EstrogenBrigade:
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George appears to have the most fangirls. Half the comments on Youtube uploads are asking what his actor Bobby Gonzalez is up to these days.days.
** Carlos was created to appeal to teenage girls back when the show was on, what with his PrettyBoy appearance and reputation as TheCharmer.



* FunnyAneurysmMoment: During a gag where each of the children swipe a newspaper from Ray, Lorenna reads a headline saying "possible recession". This was four years before one of the worst economic recessions the world would see.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: FunnyAneurysmMoment:
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During a gag where each of the children swipe a newspaper from Ray, Lorenna reads a headline saying "possible recession". This was four years before one of the worst economic recessions the world would see.see.
** Lorenna accidentally revealing that her favourite soap star wears a wig is presented as a satisfying comeuppance for her, and PlayedForLaughs. Then comes the episode where Carlos discovers a new girl at school wears a wig...because she has cancer.



* {{Moe}}: Larry is a rare male example - for being an AdorablyPrecociousChild and his youthful innocence contrasting nicely with his older siblings'.



* OneSceneWonder: Christina Lopez, Lorenna's ridiculously hammy rival contestant in "Maybe Baby". Just two scenes, yet she belts out a memorable rendition of the novella's theme song.

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* OneSceneWonder: OneSceneWonder:
** Sonia's friend Sandy isn't in many episodes, but she's so quirky and entertaining that she's quite memorable.
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Christina Lopez, Lorenna's ridiculously hammy rival contestant in "Maybe Baby". Just two scenes, yet she belts out a memorable rendition of the novella's theme song.song.
** Creator/MargaretCho has a scene in the lottery episode where she tries to pass herself off as a long-lost relative - claiming her dog was hurt in an accident and needs to go to a hospital on the French Riviera.
** And when we finally meet the star of Lorenna's favourite novella, she's a fantastically hammy diva.
* PeripheryHatedom: The show had a pretty big one when it was airing - people finding it boring or too formulaic. Some also complained that it was "not Latino enough". This appears to have mellowed out over the years.



* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Lorenna in the "Go Getter Girl" episode. It's presented as a low moment when her brothers trash her cupcake baking with her friends, and she gives a speech about how she feels lonely being the only girl in the family. But she had spent the entire episode interrupting the boys' fun as well, just out of an attempt to cause mischief. While the boys have to apologise, Lorenna doesn't for her own actions.

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** Miss Asteca, Larry's teacher, would go on to become Teresa Russo in ''Series/WizardsOfWaverleyPlace''.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Lorenna in the "Go Getter Girl" episode. It's presented as a low moment when her brothers trash her cupcake baking with her friends, and she gives a speech about how she feels lonely being the only girl in the family. But she had spent the entire episode interrupting the boys' fun as well, just out of an attempt to cause mischief. While the boys have to apologise, Lorenna doesn't for her own actions.actions.
* UnpopularPopularCharacter: In-universe, Lorenna is a BrattyTeenageDaughter and despised by her brothers. In the fandom, she's the most popular of the siblings.
29th Dec '17 6:15:33 PM fearlessnikki
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* EstrogenBrigade: George appears to have the most fangirls. Half the comments on Youtube uploads are asking what his actor Bobby Gonzalez is up to these days.


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* GrowingTheBeard: By Season 2, the child actors had slotted into their roles, characters had become more defined and the plots were a little less preachy.
* HeReallyCanAct: Jeffrey Licon brings it in an episode where Carlos discovers that a new student at school has cancer. It's a slow build when he's brought to the hospital - from his quiet "is she gonna die?" when he finds out, to his emotional breakdown when he sees Sonia fitting a wig onto the girl's head.
* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments:
** An episode has Larry wanting to get a haircut from someone other than his mother. But when he tries to go to another barber as a rite of passage, he runs out in terror. And he then goes to Sonia anyway to get it fixed. There's also a cute moment afterwards where Carlos spikes the new haircut up for him.
** While the feminism Aesop was badly handled, the episode does have this sweet moment from Carlos to Lorenna.
--> "I know I don't always treat you like I should, but I do care about you. I can't imagine our family without you."
** The kids all working together to take care of the baby Max - whom they mistakenly think is their new brother. Carlos lets him talk on the phone, Lorenna sings to him, George feeds him, and Larry plays rock-paper-scissors (calling back to an ImagineSpot where he had hoped to do the same for his new sibling). Overall it is quite sweet that when they thought Sonia might be pregnant, they agreed to help out a lot more.
** Tia Gabbi, despite her interference causing mayhem, professes her respect for the Garcia parents in front of the kids - and all they do to raise them right.
--> "That's what's made you the wonderful people that you are."
** The end of the same episode has them watching an old video of their dad protesting. Among the things he says is that they have to make it a better world for their children.
** Carlos shaving his head to really make up for how rude he was to Jacqueline.


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** Brenda Song has a role as George's superficial love interest. Her sending a gift back saying she'll wait until he gets real diamonds is quite amusing - ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' has her as one of the ultimate {{Rich Bitch}}es.
17th Dec '17 5:29:46 PM fearlessnikki
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: During a gag where each of the children swipe a newspaper from Ray, Lorenna reads a headline saying "possible recession". This was four years before one of the worst economic recessions the world would see.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** The episode where the kids think Sonia has adopted a baby boy. Lorenna complains that they didn't adopt a girl. Fast forward to when the family takes on an exchange student - and it does turn out to be a girl. And she and Lorenna end up clashing.
** You can easily picture Lorenna auditioning for ''Series/AmericanIdol'' or ''Series/AmericasGotTalent'', which would start airing in a few years.



* RetroactiveRecognition: Vanessa Hudgens as Lindsey, one of Larry's love interests.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: NightmareFuel: Louis the barber is pretty creepy, especially as the older siblings tell stories about how he injures his clients. It's not surprising when Larry freaks out and runs away halfway through the haircut.
* OneSceneWonder: Christina Lopez, Lorenna's ridiculously hammy rival contestant in "Maybe Baby". Just two scenes, yet she belts out a memorable rendition of the novella's theme song.
* RetroactiveRecognition:
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Vanessa Hudgens as Lindsey, one of Larry's love interests.



** [[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle Piama]] is one of Sonia's clients.

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** [[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle Piama]] is one of Sonia's clients.clients.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Lorenna in the "Go Getter Girl" episode. It's presented as a low moment when her brothers trash her cupcake baking with her friends, and she gives a speech about how she feels lonely being the only girl in the family. But she had spent the entire episode interrupting the boys' fun as well, just out of an attempt to cause mischief. While the boys have to apologise, Lorenna doesn't for her own actions.
2nd Aug '14 7:52:10 AM Antwan
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** [[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle Piama]] is one of Sonia's clients.
* UnnecessaryMakeover: In-universe. Sonia feels she doesn't need a makeover but is convinced into getting one by Sandy and Samantha. Further exemplified by TheReveal being [[spoiler: she looks exactly the same]].

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** [[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle Piama]] is one of Sonia's clients.
* UnnecessaryMakeover: In-universe. Sonia feels she doesn't need a makeover but is convinced into getting one by Sandy and Samantha. Further exemplified by TheReveal being [[spoiler: she looks exactly the same]].
clients.
29th Jul '14 9:28:45 AM blueranger
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Sandy for being quirky and entertaining.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: The one where Carlos decides he doesn't want to go to Church any more could be setting up things for a resolution where the parents let him make a decision like that on his own. It ends with him changing his mind and going to Church anyway - making it come across as emotional blackmail forcing him to change his mind.
* FansPreferTheNewHer: Bad Boy Larry of course.
* NarmCharm: The GoldenMoment at the end of the episode is always this.


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** Sandy went on to guest star as Miranda's mother in ''Series/LizzieMcGuire''.
** [[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle Piama]] is one of Sonia's clients.
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