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[[caption-width-right:300: "This ''is'' my happy face!" -- '''Roland Sharp''']]

An action/comedy centered around a group of very hot and bubbly University of Texas cheerleaders who inadvertently witness a murder in connection with the shooting of a Texas Ranger. The danger of their situation makes their protection the responsibility of [[TypeCasting gruff, by-the-book Ranger]] and BadassGrandpa Roland Sharp, played by TommyLeeJones. As a cover for his detail, he [[StrangeCopInAStrangeLand moves into the group's sorority house]] under the guise of being their cheerleading coach. HilarityEnsues.

[[NamesTheSame Not to be confused]] with the 1995 family comedy/drama ''Man of the House'', starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Chevy Chase.

!!Tropes used:
* BadassAdorable: [[spoiler: The girls by the end]]
* BareYourMidriff: Naval visibility must be maintained.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: After starting up the new air conditioner, a blink and miss by Mr. Sharp.
* BetaCouple: Contemplating the vastness of the universe.
* BrickJoke: Jimmy, [[spoiler: who moves out.]]
* ByTheBookCop: Played straight in true Tommy Lee Fashion.
--> '''Sharp''': "One thing you'll learn about me is I do not kid, or jest, or joke, or jape, or quip."
* CaliforniaDoubling: Completely averted, thanks to Jones's suggestion it be filmed in his home state. The film was even the first authorized to use the full name and branding of UT, and featured a cameo from the state's governor (see: Real Person Cameo below).
* TheComicallySerious: You have to ask?
* CurbStompBattle: The five girls want to go to party. Sharp thinks they will not. Then they go to party, where we see another, much more traditional {{Curb Stomp Battle}}.
* DeadpanSnarker: Sharp needs only one witness. But Evie has her moments too.
* DecemberDecemberRomance: Not so December, but compared to the girls, it looks like that.
* DirtyCop: Getting winged in the arm by a conveniently unseen shooter during a hot pursuit is kind of a red-flag, but [[spoiler: Agent Eddie Zane]] is revealed to be this shortly thereafter. Capt. Nichols seems to be [[GenreSavvy appropriately suspicious]], evading his requests for information on the witnesses and asking him pointedly, "How's the arm?"
* DumbBlonde: [[spoiler: Barb]] starts like one, but it's averted by the end.
* EarpieceConversation: The date with Molly.
* FanService: What do we expect from five cheerleaders?
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Anne
** TheLancer: Teresa
** TheSmartGuy: Evie
** TheBigGuy: Heather
** TheChick: Barb
** TeamDad: Sharp
* MayDecemberRomance: Attempted by [[spoiler: Barb]].
* PapaWolf: Sharp. ''Specially'' when [[spoiler: one of the girls is almost killed]], and then [[spoiler: his actual daughter is kidnapped...]]
* RealMenCook: After Sharp voices his dislike against the clothes, the underwear, the music, everything the girls do, nobody bats an eye when he cooks up a nice dinner.
* RealPersonCameo: This was the film debut for Governor Rick Perry, playing himself as the Governor of Texas.
* ReallyGetsAround: Heavily implied with Barb.
* ReformedCriminal: And he became a priest! [[spoiler: But kept some bad friends.]]
* SpicyLatina: Teresa.
* TamponRun: With some help.
* TokenMinority: Teresa (Paula Garcés) fills the role of the token Spanish-interjecting Hispanic character, and Anne (Christina Milian) is the token African-American character.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Exaggerated when [[spoiler: Eddie Zane shoots himself in the arm as a cover up for the sniper who inadvertently shot a Texas ranger]].