''Hausmeister Krause – Ordnung muss sein'' (''Janitor Krause - [[StopHavingFunGuys There Has to Be Order]]'') is a [[TheBerlinRepublic German]] SitCom series of TheNoughties.

Dieter Krause is the janitor of an apartment block in the Cologne city district of Kalk, which is where he also [[DomCom lives with his family]]. This familiy consists of Dieter's [[{{Housewife}} wife, Lisbeth]], and his kids, [[HormoneAddledTeenager Tommie and Carmen]]. But the most important family member is — at least as far as Dieter is concerned — his dachshund, Bodo! This is an [[SeriousBusiness obsession Dieter shares with his comrades of the dachshund club]].
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!!This show contains examples of:
* AlmightyJanitor: Dieter ''thinks'' that he is one. But his supervisor, Mr. Makielski, begs to differ...
* ButtMonkey: When HilarityEnsues and things [[FromBadToWorse go worse]], Mr. Makielski always has to suffer the most.
* TheDragAlong: Dieter always manages to persuade his comrade Herbert to [[SideKick help him]] with his [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong schemes]].
* CatchPhrase: Several, but the most memorable would be the oath of the dachshund club: ''Alles für den Dackel, alles für den Club, unser Leben für den Hund!'' (''Everything for the dachshund, everything for the club, our life for the dog!'') There is a pun hidden in there: The last part alludes to the expression ''Alles für die Katz!'' (''Everything for the cat!''), meaning ''All in vain!''
* ControlFreak: Dieter; and it drives everyone around him (''especially'' Mr. Makielski) crazy!
* DemonicDummy: One episode features an AxCrazy serial killer, whose ''[[PunchAndJudy Kasperle]]'' hand-puppet urges him to "play [[TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal]]".
* DumbBlonde: Carmen, although she doesn't quite reach her father's level in dumbness.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Carmen always calls her brother ''Fettie''. [[spoiler: Perhaps you already guessed it: "Fatty"]]
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Dieter always strives to upgrade his employment contract from part-time position to full-time position - but in the end of each episode, he can be thankful that [[UltimateJobSecurity he still has his poorly paid janitor job at all]]!
* FromBadToWorse: Many episodes end in outright worst-case scenarios! Utter chaos!
* TheFunInFuneral: In one episode. By the way, the deceased is a dachshund. [[SeriousBusiness Of course.]]
* GeniusDitz: Dieter has managed to screw together technical marvels such as security enforcement machines and an [[ItMakesSenseInContext exploding chicken]]. When HilarityEnsues (which is ''inevitably'' the case!), then because these contraptions work a bit ''too'' well.
* HilarityEnsues
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Oh so many examples!
* HopelessSuitor: Herbert has a ''very'' hopeless crush on Dieter's daughter Carmen. ([[SpeechImpediment Herbert: "Ca-Ca-Carmen!"]] [[DeadpanSnarker Carmen: "He-He-Herbert!"]])
* HormoneAddledTeenager: Tommie and Carmen.
* HypocriticalHumor: Dieter can be ''very'' hypocritical. (For example by complaining about all the smutty stuff in a porn magazine while carefully studying it.)
* {{Gaydar}}: Subverted! Dieter needs a ''very'' long time to realize that the new neighbours (one of them very CampGay) are homosexual.
* GermanDialects: The Cologne dialect in this case.
* GetRichQuickScheme: In one episode, Dieter falls for a pyramid scheme. [[ItMakesSenseInContext (Although he doesn't quite get how the money-avalanche can go uphill.)]]
* InnocentInnuendo: In one episode, Mrs. Ricken wants Dieter to come over to her place and fix a loose screw. Dieter interprets this as a [[IntercourseWithYou veiled invitation for sexual intercourse]], while in fact it was meant [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin literally]].
* LimitedWardrobe: [[UnlimitedWardrobe Except for Carmen]], there isn't much variation regarding what the characters wear. In Dieter's case though, this is [[JustifiedTrope justified]]: Most of the time, he either wears his janitor coat or his club uniform, a visual cue to his two obsessions.
* MistakenForDying: Dieter in one episode. He then proceeds to appoint Herbert as his heir, including his job and the [[HilarityEnsues hand of his daughter]]...
* MsFanservice: TheissTitillationTheory tends to apply to most of Carmen's outfits. And in one episode, she even runs around in the apartment corridors in only her underwear.
* NiceHat: Dieter even ''sleeps'' with it.
* OnlySaneMan: Mr. Makielski; the problem is that Dieter only sees a PointyHairedBoss in him.
* TheOtherDarrin: President Karl Göbel.
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: Karl is only the president of the dachshund club (and isn't even the top of the hierarchy), but the club members treat him as if he were an actual head of state.
* PuttingOnTheReich: While the uniforms worn by the dachshund club members look nothing like Nazi uniforms, there is their ridiculously militaristic and ceremonial behavior. But one cue takes the cake: The title of President Göbel's superior actually is ''Gauleiter''!
* SeriousBusiness: For Dieter and his pals, everything that has to do with dachshunds.
* StalkerWithACrush: Tommie, regarding friends of his sister Carmen.
* StatusQuoIsGod: The only reason why, after all what he has done, Dieter still has his job / his dachshund club membership / his wife...
* TheStoner: Two of the Krause's neighbours are a NewAgeRetroHippie pair. Dieter wants them to be kicked out of the house, because he (rightly) suspects them to possess [[strike:[[{{Malaproper}} marihuna]]]] marijuana, but he never actually finds evidence of this.
* TotallyRadical: Played for laughs with Tommie's unique speech pattern. (Most importantly, he is turning all kinds of verbs into [[UnsoundEffect Unsound Effects]].)
* TooDumbToLive: Dieter doesn't seem to be very susceptible to everything more subtile than a sledgehammer.
* UltimateJobSecurity: Considering some of the things that Dieter has done, he should have been fired a dozen times over. (Not that Makielski didn't ''try'' that...)
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist
* TheVonTropeFamily:
** Bodo's (Yes, that's the dog!) full name is ''Bodo von der Hermannsklause''.
** In the episode where Lisbeth has a [[spoiler:not really]] rich suitor, Tommie speculates that if she leaves Dieter for this guy, they will soon be named "'''von''' Krause"! (Uh, Tommie? Naming conventions do not work that way...)
* WrongGenreSavvy: Tommie sometimes tries to apply [[HorrorTropes stuff he has seen in horror movies]] on RealLife.
* ZanyScheme: Ends in a [[FromBadToWorse catastrophe]] most of the time.
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