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 after 7 episodes and was universally panned by critics.
Here are the following tropes:
Adults Are Useless: 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.
Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Possibly 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.
She admittedly has a tantrum when Allen does not think she is good enough for his play.
It's her job to enforce order and having a bratty student like Allen who doesn't respect her whatsoever is not conducive to classroom control. Allen's lucky he's gotten away with as much as he did and on the basis of Allen and Joel both getting away with a lot, you can attribute it to Gina just not having the capacity to monitor everything everyone says in the class rather than her being permissive of Joel's nastiness.
It's one thing to call out a noisy kid over a quiet one when the whole class is talking. It's another when the entire class is quiet and Joel's openly nasty to the kid.
Whole class talking? Allen Gregory makes disrespectful comments when the class is suposed to be listening. He insults her much moreso than Joel insults him when the class is equally silent. The difference is that Allen is directing them at her while Joel is usually insulting him after he's being a prick. Yeah, she's suposed to be the teacher, but even when its a kid treating you like crap you're still going to be annoyed and enjoy him being slighted by others.
Parental Sexuality Squick: 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.
Prince Charming Wannabe: 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.