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* StepfordSuburbia: Unintentionally done, as the narrator emphasizes "unemotional" discussion at the dinner table, and that it's a place for ''pleasant'' discussions. Even prior, Junior and Brother are discouraged from bringing up anything negative with Father after he comes home.
-->'''Narrator''': If they have disagreeable news, they'll postpone the discussion until another time.


* NoNameGiven: Everyone is named for their roles. Father, Mother, Sister, Brother, and Junior for the little one.

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* NoNameGiven: NamelessNarrative: Everyone is named for their roles. Father, Mother, Sister, Brother, and Junior for the little one.


* InnocentInnuendo: The narrator describes the women wearing their best dresses 'for the men of the family', clearly missing out on how it suggests [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs pedophilia, incest, ''and'' pedophilic incest]].

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* InnocentInnuendo: The narrator describes the women wearing their best dresses 'for the men of the family', clearly missing out on how it suggests [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs pedophilia, incest, ''and'' pedophilic incest]].


''A Date with Your Family'' is a 1950s [[BlatantLies absolutely-not-propaganda]] film meant to teach children basic manners to use when sitting together with their families for dinner. Considering the changing lifestyles and demographics of the last half century, [[{{Understatement}} this film may seem a tad outdated]].

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''A Date with Your Family'' is a 1950s [[BlatantLies absolutely-not-propaganda]] film meant to teach children basic manners to use when sitting together with their families for dinner. Considering the changing lifestyles and demographics of the last half century, [[{{Understatement}} this film may seem a tad outdated]].
outdated.


* StayInTheKitchen: The short's expectation of women. [[SarcasmMode Shocking, I know]].

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* StayInTheKitchen: The short's expectation of women. [[SarcasmMode Shocking, I we know]].

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* StayInTheKitchen: The short's expectation of women. [[SarcasmMode Shocking, I know]].

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* CrapsaccharineWorld: TheMovie.


''A Date with Your Family'' is a 1950s [[BlatantLies absolutely-not-propaganda]] film meant to teach children basic manners to use when sitting together with their families for dinner. Considering the changing lifestyles and demographics of the last half century, this film may seem a tad outdated.

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''A Date with Your Family'' is a 1950s [[BlatantLies absolutely-not-propaganda]] film meant to teach children basic manners to use when sitting together with their families for dinner. Considering the changing lifestyles and demographics of the last half century, [[{{Understatement}} this film may seem a tad outdated.
outdated]].


* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Seriously, this thing couldn't have screamed "TheFifties" any louder if it had been a deliberate parody of the period.

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* PhoneaholicTeenager: {{Averted|Trope}} and {{discussed|trope}}. Brother isn't on the phone for too long before hanging up, while the narrator explains it is never good to monopolize the phone.


For tropes and episode details related to the ''MST3K'' version, please check out the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E02InvasionUSA episode recap page]].

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For tropes and episode details related to the ''MST3K'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please check out the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E02InvasionUSA episode recap page]].

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Seriously, this thing couldn't have screamed "TheFifties" any louder if it had been a deliberate parody of the period.


* [[HeyItsThatVoice Hey, It's That Voice!]]: Hugh Beaumont as the Narrator.

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->"Hey, I like my family ''as a friend!''"\\
--'''Mike Nelson''', ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''.

''A Date with Your Family'' is a 1950s [[BlatantLies absolutely-not-propaganda]] film meant to teach children basic manners to use when sitting together with their families for dinner. Considering the changing lifestyles and demographics of the last half century, this film may seem a tad outdated.

For tropes and episode details related to the ''MST3K'' version, please check out the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S06E02InvasionUSA episode recap page]].
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!!The short provides the following tropes.
* BeYourself: Twisted, probably unintentionally. "With your own family you can relax, be yourself. Just be sure it's your ''best'' self."
* CluelessAesop: "It's nice to spend time with your parents/children, and being polite helps!" What's wrong with that? Well, this film, for one thing...
* DinnerAndAShow: Despite the repression and formality modern audiences see throughout the film, the onscreen family's dinner eventually turns into this trope as an example of what audiences shouldn't do.
* [[HeyItsThatVoice Hey, It's That Voice!]]: Hugh Beaumont as the Narrator.
* NoNameGiven: Everyone is named for their roles. Father, Mother, Sister, Brother, and Junior for the little one.
* TitleDrop: "Do you begin to see now how ''A Date With Your Family'' can be a truly special occasion?"
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->'''Crow:''' This makes me want to heat up a Libbyland dinner and eat in front of the TV.

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