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'''''Allen Gregory''''' was an American animated television series created by Jonah Hill, Andrew Mogel, and Jarrad Paul that aired on Fox. The series premiered on October 30, 2011.

The series followed Allen Gregory De Longpre (Jonah Hill), a pretentious seven-year-old being raised by his father, Richard, and his father's life partner, Jeremy, and who has, because of a recession, been forced to attend elementary school.

It was officially cancelled by Fox in early January 2012 [[ShortRunners after 7 episodes]] and was universally panned by critics.
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!!Here are the following tropes:

* AdultsAreUseless: The show dipped in and out of this trope. Some of the adults like Allen's father and the superintendent of the school are completely oblivious and incompetent, which sends the wrong ideas to Allen. Other adults like Jeremy, Allen's teacher, and the principal are shown to be competent.
** It's implied that Gina (Allen's teacher) is a bigger bitch than she lets on. Keep in mind that she does nothing when Joel disrupts the class to make fun of Allen not having a mom, but nearly kills Allen for looking for his lunch.
*** To be fair, Allen insults or irritates her in some way in nearly every episode, so her patience with him can run thin, especially when he made it clear since the first episode that ''[[SmallNameBigEgo he thinks he's on the same authority level as her]].''
* AttentionWhore: Allen is this big time.
** Richard, especially when the attention is focused on Jeremy.
* BaldOfEvil: Richard
* BigBad: When all is said and done, Richard falls into this, if only for the bare-bones definition given by this wiki: ''"The cause of all bad happenings in a story."'' His [[ParentalSexualitySquick treatment of ]] ''([[UnfortunateImplications and backstory of his relationship]] [[StalkerWithACrush with]])'' his [[NoRespectGuy life partner Jeremy]] is bad enough, but the fact that he has raised the main protagonist to be [[GenerationXerox just as much of a tool as he is]] ''(and even encourages it!)'' means that he's to blame for the consequences of Allen's behaviour on others by proxy.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Gina. While she is constantly on the verge of slitting Allen Gregory's throat for anything, she does not seem to have a problem with Joel's bullying. Also, when she asks Allen Gregory's mother to make him apologize, she sounds like a whiny 5 year old about how he hurt her feelings.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: In-universe. This was what saved Allen's play.
* BlackComedyRape: The superintendent and Gina. Also, Richard and Jeremy. See ParentalSexualitySquick below.
* ChildProdigy: Implied. It is never shown to what extent Allen is smarter than average, or if it just looks like it because he's emulating his father.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Played straight with Patrick. Averted with Allen Gregory.
* ComedicSociopathy
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Patrick, in the case of Allen's attraction to the principal. He's probably lucky he doesn't understand it.
* DeadpanSnarker: Yeah....basically everyone.
* DepravedHomosexual: Richard
* DoggedNiceGuy: Jeremy
* {{Expy}}: Allen's basically an elementary-school aged [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Stewie Griffin]] minus the supervillain kick or possibly, a non-obese [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Eric Cartman]] as well as anything that makes those characters funny .
** Richard is the splitting image of [[Series/{{Community}} Dean Pelton]]. See [[http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140227212347/community-sitcom/images/thumb/e/eb/Craig_Pelton_Season_One.jpg/300px-Craig_Pelton_Season_One.jpg here]].
** He is actually based off of Jeremy's voice actor. Yes, JEREMY!
* {{Gayngst}}: Inverted. Richard forced Jeremy into a gay relationship and marries him so he can treat him like crap, despite the man having a wife and two kids.
* [[HasTwoMommies Has Two Daddies]]
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Jeremy.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Jeremy is literally the heterosexual life partner of Richard.
* HotTeacher: Gina. Subverted in that Allen hates her and doesn't show any attraction to her.
* InnocentBigot: Though the defining "innocent" is up for debate, Allen Gregory genuinely doesn't understand that not all Hispanics work in the service industry.
** It also does not help that Richard reinforces the racist misconceptions to Allen, showing that Allen is pretty much just like his father.
* InsistentTerminology: It's "Allen Gregory", not just "Allen".
* InsufferableGenius
* ItsAllAboutMe: Allen ''loves'' this trope.
** So does Richard, apparently.
* {{Jerkass}}: '''Allen Gregory''', almost unrepentantly so. This has a lot to do with how he was raised, and so has little to no tact when dealing with people, much to the annoyance of just about everyone he irritates with his behaviour.
** Richard, which is probably where Allen got it from, as dialogue in the episode "Gay School Dance" indicate.
* KickedUpstairs: Richard is too incompetent to run the family business. So his father, Allen's grandfather made up the title of "Super CEO" and gave his son meaningless busy work to keep him from ruining the corporation by trying to run it.
* LikeFatherLikeSon: Nearly everything Richard (father) does, Allen (son) emulates, whether it is seeking attention or having messed up (if accidental) views on the issue of race.
* MaleGaze: The first thing we see in Allen Gregory's POV is... a close-up of Principal Gottlieb's backside. [[{{Squick}} *shudders*]]
* MagicalNegro: The concept is played with with Carl. Allen Gregory treats him as this, but he's quite clearly as crazy and useless as every other adult in his life.
* NeverMyFault: Richard blames Jeremy for his own faults.
** Allen does it to Patrick too.
* OnlySaneMan: Julie, Jeremy, Gina and Principal Gottlieb.
* OrderedApology
* ParentalSexualitySquick: Averted. Allen Gregory describes his parents' sex life to Carl and without any hint of disgust. The viewers are probably a little disturbed, though:
-->'''Allen Gregory:''' I think it would just need to be regular sex. Like, one person should be running away, saying, "No, I don't feel like it," and the other person should completely ignore that and be like, "C'mon, Jeremy, just go with it!" and then there should be a slap, and then somebody should plead to God, like, "What has my life become?!" And then I think we should just wrap it up with a little crying in the bathroom.
* PetTheDog: You can consider Richard doting on Allen this, to the point of sacrificing his own happiness with Jeremy in ''"Mom Sizemore"'' just so Allen would have a mother and be happy.
** His adoption of Julie is both an InvokedTrope and an Inverted Trope: he announces it to give this impression to his guests, but his subsequent [[NoRespectGuy treatment of her afterwards]] is where it's inverted.
* ThePollyanna: Patrick
* PrinceCharmingWannabe: Allen, big time. He not only hits on his 60 year old principal, but insists that the two of them are meant to be together, despite her protests and the fact that she is married.
* PsychopathicManchild: Despite being Allen's father, Richard behaves similar to how he does.
* RunningGag: Allen insults his teacher, and often flirts with the principal.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Richard and Jeremy.
* SissyVillain: Despite his raging idiocy, Richard still plays the part of the decadent gay sociopath to the hilt. And then does unspeakable things with said hilt.
* SurroundedByIdiots: Allen feels this way. Julie at times as well.
** Allen's teacher and principal also feel the same way, especially when it comes to the superintendent.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Sheila delivers one to Allen and Richard when she leaves them. Her words would echo exactly what people absolutely hated about the show and its characters, things that would lead to the show being swiftly cancelled:
-->'''Sheila:''' "Oh no, I'm leaving by choice, cause you ''(Allen)'' are a ''horrible'' child that says terrible things to people. And Richard, I don't know if you've noticed this about yourself, but you are a gay man, maybe the gayest man I've ever met. I got swept up in the idea of wanting to be in my son's life, but you are a family of ''awful people''. Except [[OnlySaneMan Julie]], she's sweet!"
* TitleThemeTune: "Allen... Gregory. (Allen, Allen!)"
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: Allen, very much so. To give just one example: The second episode's plot is about him lying about making a ''pornographic film with his 70 year old principal.''
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Allen, though its hard to tell if he is supposed to be funny.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We may never know who Jeremy's wife and kids were before Richard came in the picture since it was swiftly cancelled.
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