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* ButtMonkey: Peter, Peter, Peter. The only time it's actually ''deserved'' is when he snaps at the Western Union Clerk. (''Heavy'' crossover with JerkassWoobie.) Even then, the punishment was WAY OVERBOARD, and Ethan did NOTHING to help him.

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* ButtMonkey: Peter, Peter, Peter. The only time it's actually ''deserved'' is when he snaps at the Western Union Clerk. (''Heavy'' crossover with JerkassWoobie.) Even then, he immediately and genuinely apologized just before the punishment was WAY OVERBOARD, Clerk beat him and Ethan did NOTHING to help him.a pulp.



* TooDumbToLive: Ethan. He's nearly too dumb for [[CosmicPlaything Peter]] to live.


* HiddenHeartOfGold: Peter may seem incredibly mean-spirited at times, but he shows plenty of signs that he's actually a good guy, namely not ditching Ethan's father's ashes on the side of the road and comforting Ethan on more than one occasion as he tries to deal with the loss of his father.
** Arguably, Ethan fits this (since his {{Jerkass}}ery is mostly attributable to being an overgrown child and he is almost always well-intentioned).

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* HiddenHeartOfGold: HiddenHeartOfGold:
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Peter may seem incredibly mean-spirited at times, but he shows plenty of signs that he's actually a good guy, namely not ditching Ethan's father's ashes on the side of the road and comforting Ethan on more than one occasion as he tries to deal with the loss of his father.
** Arguably, Ethan fits this (since his this. His {{Jerkass}}ery is mostly attributable to being an overgrown child and he is almost always well-intentioned).well-intentioned.



* HypocriticalHumor: Two examples from Ethan. First is when he says that Peter's reasonings for keeping ashes in coffee cans are "the dumbest things he's heard from his life", just until realizing [[TooDumbToLive he made a dumb choice by eating waffles since he's allergic to them.]] Second is when he gives Peter a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Reason You Suck Speech]] and finally says that being with Peter is like "traveling with a child", just until he has to be reminded to use the bathroom and [[ManChild says "he needs to take a pee-pee" like a child.]]

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* HypocriticalHumor: Two examples from Ethan. First is when he says that Peter's reasonings for keeping ashes in coffee cans are "the dumbest things he's heard from his life", just until realizing [[TooDumbToLive he made a dumb choice by eating waffles since he's allergic to them.]] Second is when he gives Peter a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Reason You Suck Speech]] and finally says that being with Peter is like "traveling with a child", just until he has to be reminded to use the bathroom and [[ManChild [[{{Manchild}} says "he needs to take a pee-pee" like a child.]]


* BreakTheHaughty: Every moment Peter spends in Ethan's company.

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* BreakTheHaughty: Every moment Peter spends in Ethan's company. Though, he isn't exactly an arrogant bastard, but just an ordinary man who just happened to have bad luck right around this time.


* KarmaHoudini: Surprisingly, Ethan never gets arrested for smoking pot or [[spoiler:stealing a deportation officer's van to "rescue" Peter,]] but is actually rewarded by eventually getting to [[spoiler:appear on ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen''.]] [[MisplacedRetribution In fact, every single thing negative consequence of his actions]] lands on Peter instead.

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* KarmaHoudini: Surprisingly, Ethan never gets arrested for smoking pot or [[spoiler:stealing a deportation officer's van to "rescue" Peter,]] but is actually rewarded by eventually getting to [[spoiler:appear on ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen''.]] [[MisplacedRetribution In fact, every single thing negative consequence of his actions]] actions [[MisplacedRetribution lands on Peter instead.]]


* KarmaHoudini: Surprisingly, Ethan never gets arrested for smoking pot or [[spoiler:stealing a deportation officer's van to "rescue" Peter]]. In fact, he is actually rewarded by eventually getting to [[spoiler:appear on ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen''.]] Every single thing negative consequence of his actions lands on Peter instead.

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* KarmaHoudini: Surprisingly, Ethan never gets arrested for smoking pot or [[spoiler:stealing a deportation officer's van to "rescue" Peter]]. In fact, he Peter,]] but is actually rewarded by eventually getting to [[spoiler:appear on ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen''.]] Every [[MisplacedRetribution In fact, every single thing negative consequence of his actions actions]] lands on Peter instead.


* ButtMonkey: Peter, Peter, Peter. Note that only ''some'' of it is actually deserved. (''Heavy'' crossover with JerkassWoobie.)

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* ButtMonkey: Peter, Peter, Peter. Note that The only ''some'' of it is time it's actually deserved.''deserved'' is when he snaps at the Western Union Clerk. (''Heavy'' crossover with JerkassWoobie.)) Even then, the punishment was WAY OVERBOARD, and Ethan did NOTHING to help him.


* HypocriticalHumor: Two examples from Ethan. First is when he says that Peter's reasonings for keeping ashes in coffee cans are "the dumbest things he's heard from his life", just until realizing [[TooDumbToLive he made a dumb choice by eating waffles since he's allergic to them.]] Second is when he says that being with Peter is like "traveling with a child", just until he has to be reminded to use the bathroom and [[ManChild says "he needs to take a pee-pee" like a child.]]

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* HypocriticalHumor: Two examples from Ethan. First is when he says that Peter's reasonings for keeping ashes in coffee cans are "the dumbest things he's heard from his life", just until realizing [[TooDumbToLive he made a dumb choice by eating waffles since he's allergic to them.]] Second is when he gives Peter a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Reason You Suck Speech]] and finally says that being with Peter is like "traveling with a child", just until he has to be reminded to use the bathroom and [[ManChild says "he needs to take a pee-pee" like a child.]]


* BlackBestFriend: Peter's friend Darryl, played by Jamie Foxx (who happens to be Creator/RobertDowneyJr's real-life friend; they co-starred in ''Film/TheSoloist''). In a possible parody of the MagicalNegro idea, the first half of Darryl's appearance is essentially him guiding Peter to do the right thing and help Ethan; then, after an extremely short period of time, he ends up kicking Ethan out of his house himself (to which Peter is extremely sympathetic).


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* TokenBlackFriend: Peter's friend Darryl, played by Jamie Foxx (who happens to be Creator/RobertDowneyJr's real-life friend; they co-starred in ''Film/TheSoloist''). In a possible parody of the MagicalNegro idea, the first half of Darryl's appearance is essentially him guiding Peter to do the right thing and help Ethan; then, after an extremely short period of time, he ends up kicking Ethan out of his house himself (to which Peter is extremely sympathetic).


* TheMillstone: [[TropeOverdosed We'll give you a clue. It starts with E and ends with N.]]

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* TheMillstone: [[TropeOverdosed We'll give you a clue. It starts with E and ends with N.You already know who it is by now.]]

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* HypocriticalHumor: Two examples from Ethan. First is when he says that Peter's reasonings for keeping ashes in coffee cans are "the dumbest things he's heard from his life", just until realizing [[TooDumbToLive he made a dumb choice by eating waffles since he's allergic to them.]] Second is when he says that being with Peter is like "traveling with a child", just until he has to be reminded to use the bathroom and [[ManChild says "he needs to take a pee-pee" like a child.]]


''Due Date'', starring Creator/RobertDowneyJr and Creator/Zach Galifianakis, is a 2010 comedy about two men trying to get to Hollywo... er, Los Angeles. Peter Highman (Downey) is a rather [[HairTriggerTemper ill-tempered]] man, because his wife Sarah (Creator/MichelleMonaghan) is about to give birth and he is trying to get back to Los Angeles in time for it and figure out what to name his soon-coming child. He meets Ethan Tremblay (Galifianakis) and soon gets almost arrested twice, shot by a rubber bullet and put on a No-Fly list due to using the words "bomb" and "terrorist," all thanks to being near Ethan. To make up for it, Ethan gives Peter a lift because he is going to Hollywood to become an actor. Ethan also has an interview around the same time as Peter's wife's delivery. Making the trip more difficult is the fact that Ethan seems to have never grown up and wanting to go to the Grand Canyon, Peter's inability to relax and the fact that Ethan seems unable to rub two brain cells together.

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''Due Date'', starring Creator/RobertDowneyJr and Creator/Zach Galifianakis, Creator/ZachGalifianakis, is a 2010 comedy about two men trying to get to Hollywo... er, Los Angeles. Peter Highman (Downey) is a rather [[HairTriggerTemper ill-tempered]] man, because his wife Sarah (Creator/MichelleMonaghan) is about to give birth and he is trying to get back to Los Angeles in time for it and figure out what to name his soon-coming child. He meets Ethan Tremblay (Galifianakis) and soon gets almost arrested twice, shot by a rubber bullet and put on a No-Fly list due to using the words "bomb" and "terrorist," all thanks to being near Ethan. To make up for it, Ethan gives Peter a lift because he is going to Hollywood to become an actor. Ethan also has an interview around the same time as Peter's wife's delivery. Making the trip more difficult is the fact that Ethan seems to have never grown up and wanting to go to the Grand Canyon, Peter's inability to relax and the fact that Ethan seems unable to rub two brain cells together.


''Due Date'', starring Creator/RobertDowneyJr and Zach Galifianakis, is a 2010 comedy about two men trying to get to Hollywo... er, Los Angeles. Peter Highman (Downey) is a rather [[HairTriggerTemper ill-tempered]] man, because his wife Sarah (Creator/MichelleMonaghan) is about to give birth and he is trying to get back to Los Angeles in time for it and figure out what to name his soon-coming child. He meets Ethan Tremblay (Galifianakis) and soon gets almost arrested twice, shot by a rubber bullet and put on a No-Fly list due to using the words "bomb" and "terrorist," all thanks to being near Ethan. To make up for it, Ethan gives Peter a lift because he is going to Hollywood to become an actor. Ethan also has an interview around the same time as Peter's wife's delivery. Making the trip more difficult is the fact that Ethan seems to have never grown up and wanting to go to the Grand Canyon, Peter's inability to relax and the fact that Ethan seems unable to rub two brain cells together.

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''Due Date'', starring Creator/RobertDowneyJr and Zach Creator/Zach Galifianakis, is a 2010 comedy about two men trying to get to Hollywo... er, Los Angeles. Peter Highman (Downey) is a rather [[HairTriggerTemper ill-tempered]] man, because his wife Sarah (Creator/MichelleMonaghan) is about to give birth and he is trying to get back to Los Angeles in time for it and figure out what to name his soon-coming child. He meets Ethan Tremblay (Galifianakis) and soon gets almost arrested twice, shot by a rubber bullet and put on a No-Fly list due to using the words "bomb" and "terrorist," all thanks to being near Ethan. To make up for it, Ethan gives Peter a lift because he is going to Hollywood to become an actor. Ethan also has an interview around the same time as Peter's wife's delivery. Making the trip more difficult is the fact that Ethan seems to have never grown up and wanting to go to the Grand Canyon, Peter's inability to relax and the fact that Ethan seems unable to rub two brain cells together.

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''Due Date'', starring Creator/RobertDowneyJr and Zach Galifianakis, is a 2010 comedy about two men trying to get to Hollywo... er, Los Angeles. Peter Highman (Downey) is a rather [[HairTriggerTemper ill-tempered]] man, because his wife Sarah (Michelle Monaghan) is about to give birth and he is trying to get back to Los Angeles in time for it and figure out what to name his soon-coming child. He meets Ethan Tremblay (Galifianakis) and soon gets almost arrested twice, shot by a rubber bullet and put on a No-Fly list due to using the words "bomb" and "terrorist," all thanks to being near Ethan. To make up for it, Ethan gives Peter a lift because he is going to Hollywood to become an actor. Ethan also has an interview around the same time as Peter's wife's delivery. Making the trip more difficult is the fact that Ethan seems to have never grown up and wanting to go to the Grand Canyon, Peter's inability to relax and the fact that Ethan seems unable to rub two brain cells together.

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''Due Date'', starring Creator/RobertDowneyJr and Zach Galifianakis, is a 2010 comedy about two men trying to get to Hollywo... er, Los Angeles. Peter Highman (Downey) is a rather [[HairTriggerTemper ill-tempered]] man, because his wife Sarah (Michelle Monaghan) (Creator/MichelleMonaghan) is about to give birth and he is trying to get back to Los Angeles in time for it and figure out what to name his soon-coming child. He meets Ethan Tremblay (Galifianakis) and soon gets almost arrested twice, shot by a rubber bullet and put on a No-Fly list due to using the words "bomb" and "terrorist," all thanks to being near Ethan. To make up for it, Ethan gives Peter a lift because he is going to Hollywood to become an actor. Ethan also has an interview around the same time as Peter's wife's delivery. Making the trip more difficult is the fact that Ethan seems to have never grown up and wanting to go to the Grand Canyon, Peter's inability to relax and the fact that Ethan seems unable to rub two brain cells together.


* BookDumb: Ethan. For example, he thought the Grand Canyon was in Texas and that it was artificial. Peter corrects him, saying it's in Arizona and that nature carved it.

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* BookDumb: Ethan. For example, he thought the Grand Canyon was in Texas and that it was artificial. Peter corrects him, saying it's in Arizona and that nature carved it. He also doesn't know who William Shakespeare is (he thought he was a pirate named "Shakes''beard''").

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