''Wheaton'' is a sitcom that takes place in Wheaton, Massachusetts. It's a Series/{{Seinfeld}}-like concept with four main characters:

* Ace Carrington, [[TheHero the unspoken leader.]]
* Camille Carrington, [[TheChick his younger-but-smarter sister.]]
* Malcolm Evans, [[TheSmartGuy the lovable nerd.]]
* (Steve) Reeve, [[CampGay Camille's "Gay best friend."]]

The majority of their free time is spent chatting at [[IncrediblyLamePun A Cup of Joe]], a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin coffee shop.]] Much like the many sitcoms before it, many of the plots consist of [[ZanyScheme zany schemes]] and [[SeinfeldianConversation conversations that start up the main plot of the episode.]] The gang don't seem to have any other friends besides each other, with rare exceptions.

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!!Provides examples of:

* [[AGoodNameForARockBand A Cool Name For A Cop Movie]]: Malcolm's take on Reeve's and Richter's [[UnfortunateNames unfortunate names.]]
--->'''Malcolm:''' So your names are Steve Reeve and Victor Richter? You guys should start making a gay buddy-cop action comedy called "Reeve and Richter!"
--->'''Reeve:''' Are you trying to tease me, Malcolm?
--->'''Malcolm:''' In a very elaborate way, yes.
* AffectionateParody: "Best. Night. Ever." is a [[WholePlotReference whole plot reference]] to TheHangover.
* AllGaysArePromiscuous: Played [[IncrediblyLamePun straight]] with Reeve. See [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitch]].
* AuthorAvatar: A strange example. The four main characters each represent a quarter of the creator's personality.
* BerserkButton: ''Never'' accuse Camille of being a lesbian. '''''EVER.'''''
* BigNo: Malcolm at the end of "Ace and Malcolm Spot Some Talent", for very good reason.
** The thief in the [[ChristmasEpisode Christmas episode]] after realizing that Camille got away with the money from her purse, leaving him with a bag-full of make-up, bubblegum and tampons.
* ButtMonkey: Both Ace and Camille often get the short end of the stick.
* CampGay: '''REEVE.'''
* ChristmasEpisode: "A Very Wheaton Christmas".
* CloudCuckoolander: While Reeve may exhibit this at times, Malcolm easily takes the cake.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: When Richter (who had previously voiced his discontent toward Reeve referring to himself as a girl) tries to win Reeve back by singing "She Is Beautiful" by Andrew W.K. to him outside of his apartment, backed up by Joe's band. It works.
** Later in the same episode, while Reeve and Richter are fiercely making out in [[IncrediblyLamePun A Cup of Joe]], a customer approaches Joe about it.
--->'''Customer:''' Could you do something about this? I mean, it's really inappropriate and it's bothering me very much.
--->'''Joe:''' If you don't like it, get the fuck out.
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: Reeve thinks of a particularly-outlandish threat toward the homophobic party host.
--->'''Camille:''' Reeve...are you okay?...Any bad thoughts?
--->'''Reeve:''' I want to throw him into a giant meat-grinder and serve him to his family...
--->'''Camille:''' Yeah, I thought so.
* DoorJudo: Malcolm pulls this on Ace after locking him out of the apartment.
* DreamWithinADream: Cranked [[UpToEleven up to eleven]] in "Ace Had a Crazy-Ass Dream Last Night."
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Camille's bedroom consists entirely of pink princesses, unicorns and rainbows. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Turns out it's actually Reeve's.]]
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Much like [[ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia one]] of the shows it is inspired by, many of the episodes' titles briefly describe what happens. (e.g. "Reeve Pretends to Be Straight", "Ace Had a Crazy-Ass Dream Last Night".)
* FourTemperamentEnsemble:
** Ace - '''[[color:orange:Choleric]]'''
** Camille - '''Melancholic'''
** Malcolm - '''[[color:green:Phlegmatic]]'''
** Reeve - '''[[color:maroon:Sanguine]]'''
* FreudWasRight: In-universe. Malcolm is the only one who actually finds [[IncrediblyLamePun "A Cup of Joe"]] sexual.
* TheFunInFuneral: So much so, it's the ''title of the episode''.
* HaveIMentionedIAmGay: Reeve fits this trope to a T. In fact, he doesn't even have to mention it. EVERYONE knows it. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that the creator actually dressed like Reeve does.
* HollywoodAtheist: Played straight with Ace, averted with Camille. It's implied (but never explicitly pointed out) that both Malcolm and Reeve are also atheists.
* HollywoodNewEngland: Averted.
* HypocriticalHumor: Camille and Reeve are the Queen and Queen of this trope. Camille with her feminism, Reeve with his homosexuality.
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: Camille being called out on her excessive feminism.
--->'''Ace:''' Camille, you're about as much of a non-activist as I am a Yankees fan. The only people who don't know about your overly-enthusiastic views on women's rights are the sewer people, and I think even they might be thinking "Did I just hear a lesbian?"
--->'''Camille:''' *punches him in the chest*
* IncrediblyLamePun: The gang will ''never'' pass up a chance to take a jab at the poorly-titled coffee shop.
* LampshadeHanging: ''Everywhere.''
* [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitch]]: Reeve at the end of "Camille and Malcolm Fight Injustice." While everyone else's efforts may have been [[ShootTheShaggyDog a bit pointless]], it is revealed at the very end that Reeve seduced the [[StraightGay contractor]] for the cell-phone conglomerate and convinced him to deem the location useless.
* MoralEventHorizon: Ace most certainly crosses it in "Religion: An Existential Problem" when he verbally abuses every Catholic in [[IncrediblyLamePun A Cup of Joe]]. Thankfully, Camille yanks him back. See WhatTheHellHero
* MotorMouth: Malcolm, while high on caffeine and Creepypasta.
* NoodleIncident: The infamous Lexus. All that is known about it is that it involved Camille making Reeve act as her bodyguard.
* OnlySaneMan: Malcolm thinks he's this, but in anyone else's eyes, he's the ''craziest.''
* ParanoiaFuel: In-universe example. Malcolm spends the majority of "Reeve Pretends to Be Straight" browsing through Creepypasta and drinking excessive amounts of caffeine. By the end of it all, he's hallucinating, speaking cryptically and even assaulting the host of the party before Reeve can get a chance.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The only reason it's set in Massachusetts is because it is one of the few states where same-sex marriage is legal. The creator wants to have that window open if they need to use it for Reeve.
* RunningGag: [[CampGay Reeve]] calling out either Ace or Malcolm when they say something particularly...well, gay.
--->'''Ace:''' This place just looked fucking cool! The curtains were, like, seven different colors! They looked so awesome!!
--->'''Reeve:''' *scoffs* [[HypocriticalHumor Queer.]] *sips coffee*
* SeriousBusiness: In the episode "Camille and Malcolm Fight Injustice", it is discovered that [[IncrediblyLamePun A Cup of Joe]] is being torn down to make room for a cell-phone store. Camille and Malcolm go to extreme lengths to stop it, even after Joe explicitly states that the coffee shop will still be in town, just a bit of a drive down the road.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: The aforementioned episode. By the end, Camille and Malcolm have sabotaged the cell-phone store's location and Ace has organized the entire town in a marching protest against it. After all of this, it is revealed that Joe discovered that he was able to keep [[IncrediblyLamePun A Cup of Joe]] at its location before they even started the protest because the cell-phone conglomerate decided against building the new store around the same time, thanks to the [[MagnificentBastard magnificent Reeve]].
* ShutUpKiss: Reeve pulls one of these on Camille in order to convince her that he can pull off straight.
* TVTropesWillRuinYourLife: In-universe! In the episode "Everyone Ruins Their Lives", the gang becomes addicted to the website. As a result, the [[LampshadeHanging lampshade-hanging]] is cranked [[UpToEleven up to eleven.]]
* UnfortunateImplications: Malcolm is the only one who notices the strange context of the shop's name.
* UnfortunateNames: Reeve's first name is Steve. His boyfriend, Richter, has the equally-unfortunate first name of Victor. Malcolm [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this.
** The owner of [[IncrediblyLamePun A Cup of Joe]] also has this. His name is Joe Joseph.
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Up until the end of "Ace and Malcolm Spot Some Talent", Ace and Malcolm spend their time trying to figure out how to talk to the new girl at the coffee shop, since they've never actually seen her face. At the end, it turns out to be Reeve wearing his usual clothing, but they were too stupid to notice and everyone else (especially Camille) was laughing too hard to tell them. Ace just walks away in shame, but Malcolm drops to his knees and lets out a '''glorious''' [[BigNo "NNNOOOOOO!!!!"]] with his arms [[SkywardScream reaching for the sky.]] The episode ends with Reeve just staring at him in confusion.
** FridgeBrilliance: Reeve is never on-screen whenever the "girl" is in line.
* WhatTheHellHero: While Camille may be an atheist like her older brother, even she can't take it when he spends the climax of "Religion: An Existential Problem" bad-mouthing every Catholic in [[IncrediblyLamePun A Cup of Joe]], nearly getting himself banned in the process.
--->'''Camille:''' *slaps Ace in the face* [[ClusterFBomb What the fucking fuck, you fucking asshole?!]] Just because they believe in a higher power doesn't make them idiots! You think that just because there's no proof, it's impossible?! No one's ever gone through a black hole either, but we know they fucking exist!! And I know I'm an atheist, too, but my god, Ace!!! You're treating this thing like it's the end of fucking days for everything as we know it if just one person thinks you're wrong!! If you want to be like that, fine! But just know that if you keep this fucking shit up, I will completely disown you in my mind. If you continue being such an anti-Catholic jackass, I will never think of you as family ever again!!
* TheWoobie: Malcolm, at times. It's helped by the fact that he genuinely doesn't care what anyone thinks of him.
* XMeetsY: More extreme than Series/{{Seinfeld}}, less-vulgar than ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia.
* YourCostumeNeedsWork: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] with Reeve when he pretends to be straight so he can fit in at a party hosted by an extremely homophobic guy. Dressed in a Metallica t-shirt, baggy black jeans and Vans shoes, he approaches the host and is complimented on his "hilarious" impression of a [[MoralEventHorizon "fucking faggot trying to pretend like he's not a fucking faggot."]]
* ZanyScheme: Often cooked up by Camille. See "Reeve Pretends to Be Straight."
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