I Have Become My Father
You, a rebellious youth, vow never to be like your parents, yet you do just that later in life when you have kids. You may or may not realize it.
You, a rebellious youth, vow never to be like your parents, whom you think are controlling you too much, yet later in life, you start imitating their words when you have children of your own. Then you realize, to your frustration, you do start to imitate your parents' words, often saying the phrase above. Compare/contrast Turn Out Like His Father. Also a slight example of Irony.
- In Jumanji, when Alan notices that Peter, having been turned into a monkey as punishment for trying to cheat at the game, is crying, he chastises him for doing so and says, "You have a problem, you face it like a man," the same words his father had used on him when Alan hides in his father's shoe factory from Billy Jessup and his gang. But when Peter doesn't stop crying, Alan apologizes for being so harsh and remarks, "Twenty-six years in the jungle, and I still became my father."
- In the My Gym Partner's a Monkey episode "Ain't Too Proud To Egg", the students have to care for eggs. As part of this, Windsor Gorilla tries to put his egg on Ingrid Giraffe's back, the idea being that the egg will cling to its mother's back like a gorilla, but the egg won't stay on. Ingrid suggests putting the egg in her backpack, but Windsor insists that it will not be treated as a marsupial and yells, "Windsor Jr. will cling to your back, and THAT'S FINAL!" He then gives himself a Face Palm and says, "Oh, no, I've become my father."
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