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->''"Drama's a major food group for teenage girls."''
-->-- '''Elliot Stabler''', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''
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Think everyone in a DomCom with two X chromosomes is [[WomenAreWiser closer to Earth]]? Think again. You haven't met the Bratty Teenage Daughter. A standard member of the DysfunctionalFamily, the Bratty Teenage Daughter is a natural offspring of the BumblingDad and [[WomenAreWiser his level-headed wife]].

The Bratty Teenage Daughter is a whiny, self-involved girl at That Age. She obsesses over the latest fashions and is incredibly boy crazy, often more so than her parents think. If she ever dates, expect her father to instantly turn into an OverprotectiveDad. Basically, she will either go around acting like a DramaQueen and {{wangst}}ing up over every minor little thing ("My life is over!") or else she'll just roll her eyes exasperatedly at the "wacky" hijinks the rest of the family gets up to, often becoming a bit of a sullen killjoy in the process.

Her most valued personal possession is the phone. She talks (or texts) [[PhoneaholicTeenager endlessly]] on it with her friends, and breaks down when she's without it. In older media, this will lead to a confrontation with Mom where she tells her to stop tying up the phone lines. Today, these confrontations are likely to revolve around cellphone bills, or the loss of phone privileges as a punishment.

The natural enemies of the Bratty Teenage Daughter are assorted {{Annoying Younger Sibling}}s and anything else that upsets [[StatusQuoIsGod the status quo of her little world]] as she sits in her room listening [[HeadphonesEqualIsolation on her headphones]] to the latest music from [[TeenIdol that hot pop star]] she has [[HormoneAddledTeenager a huge]] [[CelebCrush crush on]]. She will be more averse to the HorribleCampingTrip than any other member of the family, and she will inevitably act as a CityMouse on such a trip, continuously complaining about [[IBrokeANail breaking her nails]] or how much she would rather be at the mall.

She tends to be a supporting character, with the show's focus usually only being put on her in the event of a VerySpecialEpisode about drugs, underaged sex, etc. Often (but by no means always) an AlphaBitch or TheBrainlessBeauty. If she's not, expect her to hide it carefully since [[PopularIsDumb smart people are never cool at that age]]. Is usually one of the sisters caught up in TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry. She can easily become TheScrappy if she's whiny and grating enough.

If the teenage daughter is the show's protagonist, she probably won't be this character, or at least, not as extreme a version. May sometimes have a brother in the DumbassTeenageSon.
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[[folder:Advertising]]
* One travel-related commercial featured a family with a seemingly somewhat [[TheQuietOne quieter]] version of this trope, with the mother marveling at how her daughter was actually ''[[WhenSheSmiles smiling]]'' [[PerpetualFrowner for once]] because she was having so much fun on vacation.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Taiwan from ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' is hinted to be one of these [[http://community.livejournal.com/sugarparade/2987.html towards her older brother China]].
* Being a mild [[TheOjou Ojou]], Mimi Tachikawa in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' starts out this way. She grows out of it, though.
* Louise Halevy ''starts'' like this in ''{{Gundam 00}}''. When she ''stops'' being like that, it's through a heart-wrenching WhamEpisode... [[spoiler:and she ends up as a TykeBomb DarkActionGirl. She finds and goes to town on Nena Trinity who caused it. It takes her and Saji a LOT to get her better.]]
* Invoked by Aya in ''Manga/{{Nicoichi}}'', who was tired of being SpoiledSweet by her father and wanted him to treat her more normally. How much of this personality being [[BeneathTheMask actually an act]] is up to anyone's guesses though.
* Usagi/Serena in ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', a rare example of the bratty teenage daughter ''also'' being the protagonist. Of course, she outgrows it, and while she never loses some of the milder elements (whining, mild childishness, etc.) she turns out to be the [[MessianicArchetype embodiment of pure heartedness and self sacrifice]].
** She is replaced in his role by her KidFromTheFuture Chibi-Usagi/Rini in the second ''Anime/SailorMoon R''.
* Taken to extremes by [[StreetUrchin Miyuki]] from ''TokyoGodfathers''.
* Maho from ''WanderingSon'' has fit this to a T ever since she got her period. She hasn't been so bratty in recent chapters though, just moody.
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[[folder:Comics]]
* Stargirl of the ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica starts out this way in her original comic, ''Stars and STRIPE''. Being a superhero (and being on the oldest superhero team) helps her mature.
* Paige Fox of ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot''.
* Luann [=DeGroot=] of ''ComicStrip/{{Luann}}''.
* Holly of ''ComicStrip/StoneSoup''
* Toshi in ''ComicBook/CrossingMidnight''. Her twin brother Kai thinks to himself that because she can't feel physical pain, she tries to get herself into trouble so she can feel pain, to feel human.
* ComicBook/JingleBelle who is the daughter of Santa Claus.
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[[folder:Films -- Live Action]]
* Cher Horowitz from ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' is a good example of the smarter (if still shallow and naive) version and is also unusual in being the actual protagonist. She's also sweeter and more considerate than the usual example in several ways, in that she's constantly fretting about her father's stress levels and need to have a proper breakfast, and reaches out to make friends with the awkward and unfashionable newcomer to the school (for pretty shallow reasons at the time, but still).
* Luke Skywalker in ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' comes off as a male version at first, although it's pretty understandable (his foster aunt and uncle forbidding him to pursue his dream of attending the Imperial Academy and becoming a pilot like his father). He does whine and moan quite a bit throughout ''A New Hope'' and ''The Empire Strikes Back'', although by ''Return of the Jedi'' this behavior has completely disappeared. And through it all, he looks pretty sympathetic compared to JerkWithAHeartOfGold Han Solo.
** And Luke, even at his most sulky and brattish, has ''nothing'' on his father at that age...
* The teenage daughters of the protagonist in ''Dan in Real Life'', who spend the entire movie whining and sulking about, in one case, not being allowed to drive the car, and in the other, being separated for a few days from the boy who is kind of their boyfriend. While their behaviour is kind of bratty, the girls do have bigger underlying issues and sympathetic reasons that were later revealed [[spoiler:Mom's dead, Dad is super overprotective.]]
* Walt's ''grand''daughter Ashley in ''GranTorino''.
* Cassie Munro (played by teen pop singer [=JoJo=]) in ''RV''.
* Sarah Gopnik from ''Film/ASeriousMan'' qualifies, thanks to her vanity and frequently obnoxious attitudes.
* This is [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] in the FilmNoir ''MildredPierce''. Fiercely protective mother Mildred tries to do anything to please her daughter Veda, who is an unappreciative brat. Mildred ends up ruining her own life just to try to get love back from her daughter.
* Ellen Grape from ''Film/WhatsEatingGilbertGrape''.
* Audrey Griswald was very much this in ''NationalLampoonEuropeanVacation''. During practically all of this movie, all she does is whine about her missing her boyfriend and her weight.
* Sarah from ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' begins the film acting like a complete spoiled brat who blames every problem she has on her stepmother and half brother. The events of the film mature her.
** Also a subtle [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]]. She's a spoiled brat with a roomful of toys and pitches fits, but her parents are emotionally unavailable at best and passive-aggressively snide at worst; her outbursts are obvious cries for attention. The movie ends [[spoiler: with Sarah learning to turn inward for comfort, without losing perspective in the real world.]]
* Lalita's youngest sister Lakhi in ''Film/BrideAndPrejudice''.
* Philippe's daughter from the 2011 French comedy ''{{Intouchables}}''.
* The teenaged daughter in the 1962 atomic-war drama ''PanicInYearZero'', who characterizes the global thermonuclear war that has just devastated her hometown and killed all her friends and extended family with a whine of "This whole thing is a bore, ''such'' a ''drag''!"
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Claudia starts out this way in ''Literature/AThreadOfGrace.'' [[TookALevelInBadass She grows out of it]].
* Cleo, the title character's older sister in AmeliasNotebook. Along with having awful table manners, too, from Amelia's point of view, at least.
* Lucy Pennykettle from [[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]] has turned into this by the time of ''The Fire Eternal'', and there are few remnants of the CheerfulChild from the preceding books.
* Creator/EphraimKishon's daughter in his satirical short stories.
* Thea in Literature/{{Halvgudene}} is this to the point of almost being an EmoTeen, while [[DaddysGirl her father doesn't mind]], her siblings and the bullies at her school does...
* The members of Literature/TheBabySittersClub each show at least a few aspects of the trope from time to time.
* As one of the two main protagonists of ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'', thirteen-year-old Tash Arranda doesn't display much of this - her family lived on [[EarthShatteringKaboom Alderaan]] and she's had to [[PromotionToParent step up to look after her little brother]], plus she's constantly being dragged into danger. With everything going on she has to be focused on surviving, what's left of her family, and, when there's time, TheForce. However, there are a few hints of the trope now and then - at the start of ''Planet Plague'' things are pretty quiet, and she locks herself into a refresher to study new pimples in the mirror and angst over them, thinking "They were as noticeable as orbital beacons." In ''The Brain Spiders'' her efforts to be "adult" cause her little brother to sigh "Teenagers!"
* Clary Fray from ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' is often almost insanely self-absorbed. Even though she is unconcerned about things like popularity, she can be rather spectacularly heedless of other people's feelings, tends to jump into dangerous situations without thinking about it and will do whatever she wants even if it literally results in endangering the entire world. Luke calls her out on it one time, [[spoiler: when she tries to blindly Portal to Idris]] and she is shocked because he has never chastised her before.
** Isabelle Lightwood also has some shades of this.
* Dolores Haze in ''{{Lolita}}'' towards her mother and later to her stepfather Humbert Humbert. [[UnreliableNarrator Or so he'd have us believe]]. Humbert is so self-absorbed he fails to realise that much of this is Dolores lashing out at his nightly sexual abuse and daily control of every aspect of her life.
* The three younger Bennet sisters in ''PrideAndPrejudice'' are this, in their own different ways. Lydia is selfish, materialistic and cares nothing about the consequences of her actions or the trouble she caused for her family. What's worse is that she won't acknowledge her actions were damaging or wrong and this is helped along by her mother who has a similar personality type. Kitty is a milder version of Lydia and thankfully changes once Lydia isn't there to reinforce her old habits. Mary takes every opportunity to show herself off as intelligent and moral since she is the least attractive out of her sisters. Like Kitty, she is forced to socialize more when her sisters are married off and she feels better about herself when she is no longer compared to her prettier sisters.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Astor from ''Series/{{Dexter}}''... just... wow. Although she does have a FreudianExcuse that gets worse as the series goes on. Also Deb in some flashbacks.
* Rae from ''MyMadFatDiary'' falls into this stereotype in some of her interactions with her mum.
* Kelly Bundy of ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' started off as just this character, but later became TheBrainlessBeauty as well.
* Meadow during the first few seasons of ''Series/TheSopranos''. [[JustifiedTrope Of course, what teenage girl or boy ''wouldn't'' be a little bratty with parents like Tony and Carmela?]]
* Bridget Hennessy of ''Series/EightSimpleRules''. Kerry gets her moments too.
* Hilary Banks of ''TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''.
* Mallory Keaton from ''Series/FamilyTies''.
* Claire Kyle from ''MyWifeAndKids''.
* Carly Shay from ''Series/ICarly''. Spencer on the other hand, whilst he's an adult male... he will act like this whenever Carly has to take on the TeamMom role.
* Janey Harper from ''MyFamily''.
* Subverted by Maeby from ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''. Her parents assume that she's just a moody teenager and make it a point not to question her motives or activities. In reality, she's secretly a high-ranking executive at a movie studio and tends to make out with [[IncestIsRelative two of her cousins]]. [[spoiler: Of course, it turns out she's not related to either of them.]]
* ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'', Colin Mochrie, as a news anchor, once had his teenage daughter (played by that week's female guest) appear on the news, and she was so comically immature that he responded, "Well, that was an experiment that went awry."
* Nadira, Ransik's DarkMagicalGirl daughter in ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce''. [[spoiler:Who actually becomes the MoralityPet for her father, during the GrandFinale: when he finds one of his attacks injured her by accident, he has a HeelFaceTurn.]]
** ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'' similarly had Marah and Kapri, Lothor's Bratty Teenage Nieces. They're only related by marriage, but [[spoiler: it's apparently enough for Cam, Lothor's nephew, to consider them "cousins" and give them a second chance in the season finale.]]
* Charlene Sinclair from ''{{Dinosaurs}}''.
* Dawn Summers from ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' often borders on this trope, but a lot of it is understandable given what happens to her in season five. She grows out of it the last season. Buffy herself fit this trope on more than a few occasions.
* Carmen from ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'' fits this trope to a T, especially the VerySpecialEpisode part.
* Alex from ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' and Megan of ''DrakeAndJosh'' count but only if "bordering on supervillain" is allowed.
* Zoe from ''{{Eureka}}'' at first, eventually turning into a DeadpanSnarker and possibly JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* Haley from ''Series/ModernFamily''.
* ''MySuperSweetSixteen'' is full of them.
* Emily Lightman from ''Series/LieToMe'' is usually an aversion of this trope, but bringing a boy home during school hours and complaining that "It's just sex" when her father figures it out suggests she's moving toward this.
* Alexis Castle in ''Series/{{Castle}}'' is a delightful inversion of this trope, being consistently both one of the most well-adjusted, mature, and down-to-earth members of Richard Castle's entire family. She does have her moments, but they're usually triggered by her father's immaturity(-stroke-[[OverprotectiveDad overprotectiveness]]) rather than the other way round.
** It's at times hinted that Beckett went through one of these stages as a teenage girl; the advice she often gives to Castle whenever he raises an issue he's having with Alexis often seem to come from the perspective of someone who knows first-hand exactly what a Bratty Teenage Daughter can be like. The death of her mother appears to have put a rather brutal end to it, however.
* ''NoOrdinaryFamily'': {{Telepath|y}}ic Daphne starts out as this, but thanks to some CharacterDevelopment, she is becoming less so.
* Hillary from ''TheWarAtHome''
* Lily Finnerty from ''GroundedForLife''
* ''KathAndKim's'' Kim was this when she was a teenager... and in her late 20s, she still acts like it, though with less emphasis on boys (she's too busy moping over husband Brett.)
* ''Series/{{Victorious}}''' Trina Vega. Complete with ItsAllAboutMe attitude.
* Lucy from ''Series/SingleFather'', justifiably so as she is lashing out in the wake of her mother's death.
* Scarlett from ''Series/SLiDE'', who gets called out on it by her father. A lot.
* Lindsey Willows from ''Series/{{CSI}}''. Like the time she hitchhiked downtown and got chewed out for it by her mother, Catherine.
* Sophie Stagner of ''Series/BurnNotice'' is a prime example of this, at least during most of her one episode.
* Juliet Martin from ''{{Ringer}}''.
* Dana Brody from ''{{Homeland}}'', although she becomes a more sympathetic character as the series progresses.
* Becky Conner from ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' went through a really bratty period during her teen years.
* Angie, Clara's charge from ''Series/DoctorWho'' is constantly doing the YoureNotMyFather thing, even though Clara isn't her stepfather or even dating their father.
* ''IHateMyTeenageDaughter'': Both daughters are {{Jerkass}} {{Alpha Bitch}}es who remind their mothers of the kind of girls they hated in high school, hence [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the title.]]
* In later episodes of ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'', Allie Barone begins to manifest this trope, giving Ray another parental headache. Especially shocking as the series has followed Allie from the ages of six through fourteen and she has grown up with the show and her TV parents.
* ''Series/MadMen'': Roger Sterling's daughter Margaret in the early seasons: she has numerous fits about how little attention Roger gives her, and about him marrying Jane, which is a fair point but she acts like a child about it (Mona isn't nearly as bothered by it as Margaret). Also, by Season 6, Sally Draper fits the bill, mouthing off to Betty and going on a ModelUnitedNations trip to Manhattan basically to hang out with boys unsupervised (albeit she takes the actual [=MUNing=] more seriously than her committee partner, who hasn't done any research and is there ''only'' for the boys).
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Wendy O. Koopa of the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' canon, especially in the ''Super Mario Adventures'' comics and ''The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3'' animated series.
* Natalie from ''HarvestMoon DS: Island of Happiness'', who loves to find ways to tease her meek older brother Elliott.
* The WingedHumanoid Lady Celeste, daughter of Lord Azure and Lady Ariel in ''VideoGame/KingsQuestVIHeirTodayGoneTomorrow''. She can be quite an {{ungrateful b|astard}}itch when Alexander rescues her from the Minotaur. Of course, her parents are that way toward humans too.
* Severa from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is this towards her parents at first glance, but unlike most examples [[InferioritySuperiorityComplex she has]] [[OrphansOrdeal plenty of]] [[InadequateInheritor good reasons]] [[ShellShockedVeteran why she's]] [[BrokenBird like that]].
** Also, by the time of her A-rank supports with her parents, Severa does mellow out (slightly), and at least explains and admits to her mother why she's like that. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming This concludes with Severa openly telling her mother how much she loves her.]]
* Tracy, [[PlayerCharacter Michael]]'s daughter in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Summer Mighty of ''EverydayHeroes'' shows a bit of attitude [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=83940 here]] with a CurseCutShort.
* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' with [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20060901 Katie Zalia]].
-->'''Mrs. Zalia:''' How you've grown, Katie. My baby's a teenager already! ''And as a teenager you're supposed to be depressed and giving me the silent treatment!''
-->'''Katie:''' Ohhhh, yeah, sorry.
-->'''Mrs. Zalia:''' I mean, aren't you embarrassed by everything going on in this house? ''"What if my friends found out"'' and stuff?
-->'''Katie:''' ''Embarrassed?'' My mixed up family is the coolest ever! Yeah, it makes me a little weird at school... but nobody bugs me or I'd just have Oasis kill 'em!
-->'''Mrs. Zalia:''' ''*gasps* '
-->'''Katie:''' Mom, I'm kidding. Mom, I know you're sad and depressed, but if you'd just talk to me...
-->'''Mrs. Zalia:''' ''You wouldn't understand!'' ''*slams door*''
* Jeri Keene in ''Webcomic/PreTeena'' is a classic of they type. Eleven year old Teena shows occasional signs of teetering on the cusp of pre-teenage brattiness.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Though we never actually see her parents, Cheerleader from [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Teen Girl Squad]] definitely fits the bill.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/user/MacKenzieheartsu MacKenzieheartsu]] in her vlog. It turned out she was just acting and it was some ViralMarketing for Domino's Pizza.
* It turns out that WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick was like this, screaming and stomping up to her room when she didn't get her way.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Lumpy Space Princess from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''.
* Katie Ka-Boom of ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''.
* Katherine from ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' in her first appearances. She matures in later episodes though.
* Tammy from ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''.
* Roberta from ''TheClevelandShow''.
* Sissi Delmas of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko''.
* Quinn Morgendorffer from ''{{Daria}}'', as well as Sandi Griffin, who is also an AlphaBitch. Quinn, at least, grows out of it a bit.
* Candy of ''WesternAnimation/DaveTheBarbarian''. Dave and the other lampshade her many attributes with incredible familiarity.
* Judy Funnie of ''{{Doug}}'' is this sometimes, when she's not being a CloudCuckooLander or CoolBigSis. Beebe Bluff too, in the Disney version, anyway.
* Meg Griffin from ''FamilyGuy'', especially in Seasons 1-3.
* Judy Jetson of ''TheJetsons''.
* {{Discussed| Trope}} In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' episode "A Leaf in the Wind" when Tenzin expresses frustration with his teenaged live-in [[BlowYouAway Airbending]] student, Korra (the fact she's the {{reincarnation}} of his father [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Aang]] provides a ''very'' odd family dynamic). After his daughters witness a particularly bad bout where Korra insults Tenzin's teaching skills, Tenzin tries to avoid the inevitable.
-->'''Tenzin:''' You ''must'' promise me your teenage years won't be like this!
-->'''[[CuteBookworm Jinora]]:''' [[DeadpanSnarker I will make no such promises]].
* Serenity Zilla from ''MyDadTheRockStar'', who's spoiled by the rich lifestyle of being a famous rock star's daughter.
* Candace of ''PhineasAndFerb''. High-strung, to boot.
** Though she's a more minor example. A more major one from the show would be Vanessa, but having an "evil" goofball for a father would do that to any girl.
* Becky Detweiler in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' at times. By the end of [[WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut the movie]], she gets better, and is back to the way she was for the DTV movie "Taking the Fifth Grade".
* Pearl from ''SpongeBobSquarePants''.
* Kitten from ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', daughter of the supervillain Killer Moth, who forces her father to threaten Robin into [[FateWorseThanDeath taking her to her junior prom]].
* Debbie Thornberry from ''TheWildThornberrys'', though she's at least a little smarter than the average.
* Kootie Pie from ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'' and ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'' is the only [[DaddysLittleVillain Koopa Kid to make "King Dad" sweat via tantrum]].
* Angelica in ''AllGrownUp'' after being a BrattyHalfPint in ''{{Rugrats}}''.
* Trina Riffin in ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}''.
* Max Goof from ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'' and ''An Extremely Goofy Movie'', as well as on occasion on ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'', qualifies as a male example. He cares about his popularity and image, loudly complains about minor inconveniences, and is somewhat materialistic, as shown when he expresses envy for his friend who has cool stuff but not a good home life. Most of the time this shows up, however, he learns to appreciate [[GoodParents what he has]]... [[AesopAmnesia for now]].
* Amanda Duff, Elmyra's older sister from the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episodes, "Take Elmyra Please" and "Grandma's Dead".
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