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!Jean-Louis "Jean-Lou" Pichetter

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!Jean-Louis "Jean-Lou" PichetterPichette


* NoodleIncident: A story he repeatedly tries to tell, but never finishes. Its beginning is his catchphrase: "Un soir que j'tais au Forum, les Maple Leafs jouaient contre ch'ais pus trop qui..." [[note]]An evening I was at the forum, the [[IceHockey Maple Leafs]] were playing against I-don't-remember-who... (And obviously, if the Maple Leafs are playing in Montreal, they're playing against the Montreal Canadiens. It could be a joke on the character's part... or not.)[[/note]]

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* NoodleIncident: A story he repeatedly tries to tell, but never finishes. Its beginning is his catchphrase: "Un soir que j'tais au Forum, les Maple Leafs jouaient contre ch'ais pus trop qui..." [[note]]An evening I was at the forum, the [[IceHockey [[UsefulNotes/IceHockey Maple Leafs]] were playing against I-don't-remember-who... (And obviously, if the Maple Leafs are playing in Montreal, they're playing against the Montreal Canadiens. It could be a joke on the character's part... or not.)[[/note]]


* BumblingDad: Downplayed version. Popa is not nearly as stupid as the usual example, and is a bit more of a ((Jerkass)), but he does tend to follow the outline of the trope.

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* BumblingDad: Downplayed version. Popa is not nearly as stupid as the usual example, and is a bit more of a ((Jerkass)), {{Jerkass}}, but he does tend to follow the outline of the trope.

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* BigSisterInstinct: She's got a soft spot for Thérèse and is thus very hostile towards Réjean.


* HoYay: There is an undertone of homosexuality in the relationship between Popa and his idol, Mr Bricole (Mr. Fix-It), who is gay. This scares Popa greatly.

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* HoYay: There In-Universe, there is an undertone of homosexuality in the relationship between Popa and his idol, Mr Bricole (Mr. Fix-It), who is gay. This scares Popa greatly.



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-->''Portrayed by:'' Claude Meunier




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-->''Portrayed by:'' Serge Thériault




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-->''Portrayed by:'' Marc Labrèche




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-->''Portrayed by:'' Diane Lavallée




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-->''Portrayed by:'' Guylaine Tremblay




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-->''Portrayed by:'' Bernard Fortin




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-->''Portrayed by:'' Josée Deschênes



* TrophyWife

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* TrophyWife
TrophyWife: Everyone is pretty clear that Creton's greatest quality is her looks, not her smarts. But in a subversion, she and Rénald really are devoted to each other.




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-->''Portrayed by:'' Marc Messier



*VitriolicBestBuds: Popa is really acerbic towards him (rightfully so), but Réjean still treats and acts like he's Popa's best friend.




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-->''Portrayed by:'' Rémi Girard




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-->''Portrayed by:'' Silvie Potvin



** Linda: Have you seen his knees? They're Zeus' knees! Moman: It's a shame he has Bacchus' face.

!Jean-Louis "Jean-Lou" Frenette

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** --> Linda: Have you seen his knees? They're Zeus' knees! Moman: knees!
-->Moman:
It's a shame he has Bacchus' face.

!Jean-Louis "Jean-Lou" Frenette
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-->''Portrayed by:'' Michel Côté




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-->''Portrayed by:'' Gilles Renaud


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--> ''Portayed by:'' Benoît Brière (Momo) & Véronique Le Flaguais (Bobonne)


Thérèse's husband. Cheats on her, and is unemployed. Despite all this, he's friendly with Popa (who is also his landlord), and often his partner in crime, though Popa is critical of him. Obsessed with owning a Toyota Tercel as if it were some sort of status symbol. Known for shouting his wife's name when she does get fed up with him and locks him out of the duplex.

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Thérèse's husband. Cheats on her, and is unemployed. Despite all this, he's friendly with Popa (who is also his landlord), and often his partner in crime, though Popa is critical of him. Obsessed with owning Have a blind hatred of Toyota Tercel ever since his wife cheated on him in one as if it were some sort of status symbol.revenge. Known for shouting his wife's name when she does get fed up with him and locks him out of the duplex.


The patriarch of the family. Now retired from an unspecified job, Aimé has no more passion in his marriage to his wife, both barely enduring one another. Part of him wishes to re-ignite the love of their youth, but he feels they are both too old to do this. He's never shown much care or attention to his kids when they are growing up, and this is bitting him in the ass now as all four of his kids are dysfunctional in some way. Nowadays he obsesses over the state of his garbage bags, and on the cleanliness of the workshop he has in the basement but never uses. His best friend is Pogo.

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The patriarch of the family. Now retired from an unspecified job, Aimé has no more passion in his marriage to his wife, both barely enduring one another. Part of him wishes to re-ignite the love of their youth, but he feels they are both too old to do this. He's never shown much care or attention to his kids when they are growing up, and this is bitting biting him in the ass now as all four of his kids are dysfunctional in some way. Nowadays he obsesses over the state of his garbage bags, and on the cleanliness of the workshop he has in the basement but never uses. His best friend is Pogo.



* BumblingDad: Downplayed version. Popa is not nearly as stupid as the usual example, and is a bit more of a ((Jerkass)), but he does tend to follow the outline of the trope.



The second child and the "troubled child" of the family. Caro attempts to make up for her various anxieties and issues growing up by latching on to whatever fad or idea she can find. She's done drugs, joined cults, attempted to be an artist, gotten involved in politics etc... She is constantly looking for her path in life but never seems to find one that she can settle with. With each new appearance comes a new dedication to something. Caro is most critical of her father, through she gets along well with her mother (whom she often advises to divorce her dad). It is implied she craves her father's acceptance and therefore acts out as a result. She is also fairly critical of her siblings (though most sympathetic of Thérèse though she despises her choice of husband). Despite all this, Caro is arguably the smartest, and most well adjusted personality-wise of the four children (and you know you're in trouble as a family when she's the "normal" one).

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The second child and the "troubled child" of the family. Caro attempts to make up for her various anxieties and issues growing up by latching on to whatever fad or idea she can find. She's done drugs, joined cults, attempted to be an artist, gotten involved in politics etc... She is constantly looking for her path in life but never seems to find one that she can settle with. With each new appearance comes a new dedication to something. Caro is most critical of her father, through she gets along well with her mother (whom she often advises to divorce her dad). It is implied she craves her father's acceptance and therefore acts out as a result. She is also fairly critical of her siblings (though most sympathetic of Thérèse though she despises her choice of husband). Despite all this, Caro is arguably the smartest, and most well adjusted personality-wise adjusted, in terms of appearing sane, of the four children (and you know you're in trouble as a family when she's the "normal" one).




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* CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority: Deconstructed - Caro would be the "Cool" kid in the family, but she's constantly picking new causes to champion.
* GranolaGirl: When it matches her issue of the day.
*RebelliousSpirit: Basically her entire shtick.



* ManChild

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* ManChildManChild: His defining trait, Rod acts like he's an 18 year old who just moved out.


The youngest of the Paré children, Rénald was an accident. After three children, Moman and Popa both did not want another kid, but luck would have it otherwise. As such, they barely paid any attention to Rénald as he grew up. This has left Rénald rather dysfunctional. Now in his 40s, Rénald is a bank manager with a trophy wife (Lison, whom he calls Creton), but he still craves the acceptance of his parents. Every sunday, like clockwork, he goes to have supper with them (something they despise, but Rénald becomes very aggressive and distraught if they refuse to host him.) Such suppers always are followed by a game of monopoly. Rénald is very obsessive compulsive, growing upset if anything breaks his routine or if he is confronted with his parents' lack of care for him. Furthering Rénald's anxieties are his relations to his three siblings, all of them who have better relationships with his parents and who all are less successful than he is, which drives his jealousy.

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The youngest of the Paré children, Rénald was an accident. After three children, Moman and Popa both did not want another kid, but luck would have it otherwise. As such, they barely paid any attention to Rénald as he grew up. This has left Rénald rather dysfunctional. Now in his 40s, Rénald is a bank manager with a trophy wife (Lison, whom he calls Creton), Creton[[note]]A type of Pork Spread popular in Quebec, similar to head cheese or French rilettes[[/note]]), but he still craves the acceptance of his parents. Every sunday, like clockwork, he goes to have supper with them (something they despise, but Rénald becomes very aggressive and distraught if they refuse to host him.) Such suppers always are followed by a game of monopoly. Rénald is very obsessive compulsive, growing upset if anything breaks his routine or if he is confronted with his parents' lack of care for him. Furthering Rénald's anxieties are his relations to his three siblings, all of them who have better relationships with his parents and who all are less successful than he is, which drives his jealousy.


* HandsOffParenting

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* HandsOffParentingHandsOffParenting: He didn't really care about his children and how they'll be raised.


* DeadpanSnarker: He's actually rather snarky, something he shares with his wife.



* DeadpanSnarker: Like her husband, though she tends to be less insulting (unless it's directed to him).





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\n* TheHeart: She's loved by all her children and is generally the most liked member of the family.


** Part of his hostility with his siblings has to do with Rénald being fully aware he's done more with his life than any of them, and yet gets looked down upon by both them and his parents.



** Rénald is a bit of this to all the children: Despite his obsessive nature, and his obvious emotional issues towards his parents, he's arguably the most normal of the children: He holds a steady job, unlike any of them (and in fact has a fairly prestigious and well paying one), is married unlike Caro and Rod, and in fact in a happy marriage unlike Thérèse. He also lives separately from his parents in a nice home, but sees them regularly (even if they hate that).

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** Rénald is a bit of this to all the children: Despite his obsessive nature, and his obvious emotional issues towards his parents, he's arguably the most normal of the children: children as far as his life and accomplishments go: He holds a steady job, unlike any of them (and in fact has a fairly prestigious and well paying one), is married unlike Caro and Rod, and in fact in a happy marriage unlike Thérèse. He also lives separately from his parents in a nice home, but sees them regularly (even if they hate that).



The second child and the "troubled child" of the family. Caro attempts to make up for her various anxieties and issues growing up by latching on to whatever fad or idea she can find. She's done drugs, joined cults, attempted to be an artist, gotten involved in politics etc... She is constantly looking for her path in life but never seems to find one that she can settle with. With each new appearance comes a new dedication to something. Caro is most critical of her father, through she gets along well with her mother (whom she often advises to divorce her dad). It is implied she craves her father's acceptance and therefore acts out as a result. She is also fairly critical of her siblings (though most sympathetic of Thérèse though she despises her choice of husband). Despite all this, Caro is arguably the smartest, and most well adjusted of the four children (and you know you're in trouble as a family when she's the "normal" one).

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The second child and the "troubled child" of the family. Caro attempts to make up for her various anxieties and issues growing up by latching on to whatever fad or idea she can find. She's done drugs, joined cults, attempted to be an artist, gotten involved in politics etc... She is constantly looking for her path in life but never seems to find one that she can settle with. With each new appearance comes a new dedication to something. Caro is most critical of her father, through she gets along well with her mother (whom she often advises to divorce her dad). It is implied she craves her father's acceptance and therefore acts out as a result. She is also fairly critical of her siblings (though most sympathetic of Thérèse though she despises her choice of husband). Despite all this, Caro is arguably the smartest, and most well adjusted personality-wise of the four children (and you know you're in trouble as a family when she's the "normal" one).


* HappilyMarried: Lison may be his trophy wife, but he genuinely loves her, and she's madly in love with him (almost obsessively so). Compare with Thérèse and her cheating husband.
* TheUnFavourite: Rénald's easily his parents' least liked child. While Mom or Pops will show affection towards their other kids (usually Mom more than Pops), neither of them do this for Rénald. Almost any display of affection from them is because they don't want him to act out. And he barely gets any more respect from his siblings. Rénald of course thus craves the affection and approval of his parents.

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* HappilyMarried: Lison may be his trophy wife, but he genuinely loves her, and she's madly in love with him (almost obsessively so). Compare with Thérèse and her cheating husband.
* TheUnFavourite: TheUnfavourite: Rénald's easily his parents' least liked child. While Mom or Pops will show affection towards their other kids (usually Mom more than Pops), neither of them do this for Rénald. Almost any display of affection from them is because they don't want him to act out. And he barely gets any more respect from his siblings. Rénald Rénald of course thus craves the affection and approval of his parents.



** Rénald is a bit of this to all the children: Despite his obsessive nature, and his obvious emotional issues towards his parent, he's arguably the most normal of the children: He holds a steady job, unlike any of them (and in fact has a fairly prestigious and well paying one), is married unlike Caro and Rod, and in fact in a happy marriage unlike Thérèse.
* SuperOCD: Rénald is known for his routine, and freaks out when said routine is disturbed.

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** Rénald is a bit of this to all the children: Despite his obsessive nature, and his obvious emotional issues towards his parent, parents, he's arguably the most normal of the children: He holds a steady job, unlike any of them (and in fact has a fairly prestigious and well paying one), is married unlike Caro and Rod, and in fact in a happy marriage unlike Thérèse.
Thérèse. He also lives separately from his parents in a nice home, but sees them regularly (even if they hate that).
* SuperOCD: Rénald is known for his routine, and freaks out when said routine is disturbed.


* HappilyMarried: Lison may be his trophy wife, but he genuinely loves her, and she's madly in love with him (almost obsessively so). Compare with Thérèse and her cheating husband.
* TheUnFavourite: Rénald's easily his parents' least liked child. While Mom or Pops will show affection towards their other kids (usually Mom more than Pops), neither of them do this for Rénald. Almost any display of affection from them is because they don't want him to act out. And he barely gets any more respect from his siblings. Rénald of course thus craves the affection and approval of his parents.
** It can be argued that his ''wife'' has a better relationship with his parents than he does.





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\n** Rénald is a bit of this to all the children: Despite his obsessive nature, and his obvious emotional issues towards his parent, he's arguably the most normal of the children: He holds a steady job, unlike any of them (and in fact has a fairly prestigious and well paying one), is married unlike Caro and Rod, and in fact in a happy marriage unlike Thérèse.
* SuperOCD: Rénald is known for his routine, and freaks out when said routine is disturbed.


** Linda: Have you seen his knees? They're Zeus' knees!
Moman: Shame he has Bacchus' face.

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** Linda: Have you seen his knees? They're Zeus' knees!
knees! Moman: Shame It's a shame he has Bacchus' face.

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