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* BuxomIsBetter: Pearl certainly seems to think so; to Mel and Nancy's disgust, she's constantly harps on Nancy to get a support bra for herself, and shows off how big her own breasts are by comparison.

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* TheKlutz: One of the things Mel and Tina have in common is this.


* FanService: Tea Leoni spends a scene in a black bra and panties.

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Tea Leoni spends a scene in a black bra and panties.panties.
** A scene in which Mel meets a very affluent family that (quite unfortunately) was a false lead has the two daughters of the family walking around in sports bikinis after coming from a beach volleyball practice.


''Flirting with Disaster'' is a 1996 comedy directed by Creator/DavidORussell and starring Creator/BenStiller, Patricia Arquette, and Creator/TeaLeoni. It is the story of one man's quest to find his biological parents in hopes that this will cure his neuroses and help him decide on a name for his newborn son. Naturally, HilarityEnsues.

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''Flirting with Disaster'' is a 1996 comedy directed by Creator/DavidORussell and starring Creator/BenStiller, Patricia Arquette, Creator/PatriciaArquette, and Creator/TeaLeoni. It is the story of one man's quest to find his biological parents in hopes that this will cure his neuroses and help him decide on a name for his newborn son. Naturally, HilarityEnsues.

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* LoveTriangle: Mel and Nancy are married, but each flirt with having an affair with another partner. Mel is attracted to Tina and Tony is Nancy's ex-boyfriend.

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* StraightGay: Tony and Paul are ATF agents and partners. It's eventually revealed that they're romantic partners as well.

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* FanService: Tea Leoni spends a scene in a black bra and panties.


* BourgeoisBohemian: Mel's biological parents, played by Creator/AlanAlda and Creator/LilyTomlin.

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* BourgeoisBohemian: Mel's biological parents, played by Creator/AlanAlda and Creator/LilyTomlin.Creator/LilyTomlin, are affluent, middle-aged hippies.


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'''''Flirting with Disaster''''' is a 1996 comedy directed by Creator/DavidORussell and starring Creator/BenStiller, Patricia Arquette, and Tea Leoni. It is the story of one man's quest to find his biological parents in hopes that this will cure his neuroses and help him decide on a name for his newborn son. Naturally, HilarityEnsues.

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'''''Flirting ''Flirting with Disaster''''' Disaster'' is a 1996 comedy directed by Creator/DavidORussell and starring Creator/BenStiller, Patricia Arquette, and Tea Leoni.Creator/TeaLeoni. It is the story of one man's quest to find his biological parents in hopes that this will cure his neuroses and help him decide on a name for his newborn son. Naturally, HilarityEnsues.
HilarityEnsues.

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* BourgeoisBohemian: Mel's biological parents, played by Creator/AlanAlda and Lily Tomlin.

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* BourgeoisBohemian: Mel's biological parents, played by Creator/AlanAlda and Lily Tomlin.Creator/LilyTomlin.




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'''''Flirting With Disaster''''' is a 1996 comedy directed by Creator/DavidORussell and starring Creator/BenStiller, Patricia Arquette, and Tea Leoni. It is the story of one man's quest to find his biological parents in hopes that this will cure his neuroses and help him decide on a name for his newborn son. Naturally, HilarityEnsues.

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'''''Flirting With with Disaster''''' is a 1996 comedy directed by Creator/DavidORussell and starring Creator/BenStiller, Patricia Arquette, and Tea Leoni. It is the story of one man's quest to find his biological parents in hopes that this will cure his neuroses and help him decide on a name for his newborn son. Naturally, HilarityEnsues.


* BourgeoisBohemian: Mel's biological parents, played by Alan Alda and Lily Tomlin.

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* BourgeoisBohemian: Mel's biological parents, played by Alan Alda Creator/AlanAlda and Lily Tomlin.

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* AbusiveParents: Mel's adoptive parents, psychologically.


* BourgeoisBohemian: [[spoiler:Mel's biological parents, played by Alan Alda and Lily Tomlin]].

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* BourgeoisBohemian: [[spoiler:Mel's Mel's biological parents, played by Alan Alda and Lily Tomlin]].Tomlin.



* NewAgeRetroHippie: [[spoiler:Mel's biological parents turn out to be old hippies who passionately argue that taking LSD shouldn't be a felony (as well they would, as they're manufacturing it)]].

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* IntoxicationEnsues: After Mel finally meets his LSD-manufacturing biological parents, his newly-acquainted resentful brother doses his dinner with the stuff, but it gets eaten by a Federal agent who is along for the trip (as it were).
* NewAgeRetroHippie: [[spoiler:Mel's Mel's biological parents turn out to be old hippies who passionately argue that taking LSD shouldn't be a felony (as well they would, as they're manufacturing it)]].it.)

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