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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' has a family reunion on the mother's side. Jake expects to be able to get to sit at the adults' table for the first time, but is passed over for one of his cousins, because he already got his dragon powers. Since by this time Jake has been using his powers for months, he challenges his cousin for the right to sit at the adults' table.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'' has a family reunion on the mother's side. Jake expects to be able to get to sit at the adults' table for the first time, time but is passed over for one of his cousins, cousins because he already got his dragon powers. Since by this time Jake has been using his powers for months, he challenges his cousin for the right to sit at the adults' table.



-->'''Stewie:''' I'm just saying, 70's boobs were different from today's... you know, it wouldn't hurt to contribute to the conversation.

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-->'''Stewie:''' I'm just saying, 70's '70s boobs were different from today's... you know, it wouldn't hurt to contribute to the conversation.



* ''WesternAnimation/TangledTheSeries'': Eugene is an adult, but yet he still ends up at the (noble) kids' table, to his great displeasure. This is thanks to Cassandra being in charge of the tables arrangement.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TangledTheSeries'': Eugene is an adult, but yet he still ends up at the (noble) kids' table, to his great displeasure. This is thanks to Cassandra being in charge of the tables tables' arrangement.


->''"I know it's boring to be the oldest at the kids' table, but you're not ready to be the youngest at the adults' table. Now go and help your little cousins chew their corn."''
-->-- '''Queen Moon''', ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', "A Game of Flags"

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->''"I know it's boring ->''"It's not right. My five older sisters get to be the oldest sit at the kids' table, but you're not ready to be the youngest at the adults' table. Now go grownup table with Mom and help your little cousins chew their corn.Dad, while I'm stuck here with my five younger sisters."''
-->-- '''Queen Moon''', ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', '''Lincoln Loud''', ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'', "A Game Tale of Flags"
Two Tables"

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* ''Series/TheTonightShowStarringJimmyFallon'': Jimmy is thankful for the kids' table because it allows him to enjoy Thanksgiving without getting dragged into a political argument with his relatives.

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* ''Series/QuantumLeap'': In "Camikazi Kid", having leaped into a 16-year-old boy named Cameron Wilson, Sam is humiliated at having to sit at the kids' table during the rehearsal dinner for Cameron's sister Cheryl's wedding.


* In ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', a peppy villager may say while drinking a coffee at Brewster's, "That's it! My days of eating at the kiddy table are over!", followed by a declaration that she has ordered "the darkest, most bittery coffee I could find".

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* In ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', a peppy villager may say while drinking a coffee at Brewster's, "That's it! My days of eating at the kiddy table are over!", followed by a declaration that she has ordered "the [[RealMenTakeItBlack darkest, most bittery coffee coffee]] I could find".


* [[http://ircamera.as.arizona.edu/NatSci102/NatSci/text/plutolittletable.jpg This political cartoon]] shows [[PlutoIsExpendable Pluto]] being frustrated at having to sit at the "little planets" table.

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* [[http://ircamera.as.arizona.edu/NatSci102/NatSci/text/plutolittletable.jpg This political cartoon]] shows [[PlutoIsExpendable Pluto]] {{Pluto|IsExpendable}} being frustrated at from having to sit at the "little planets" table.


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* In this ''{{Webcomic/Rhapsodies}}'' [[http://rhapsodies.wpmorse.com/comic/11252011/ Thanksgiving storyline]], Lori, the oldest child of the Fitzpatrick family has just been moved to the adult table. In the meantime, Fran and Olive, Rowan's subordinates, have been left at the kid's table.

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* In this ''{{Webcomic/Rhapsodies}}'' one ''Webcomic/{{Rhapsodies}}'' [[http://rhapsodies.wpmorse.com/comic/11252011/ Thanksgiving storyline]], Lori, the oldest child of the Fitzpatrick family has just been moved to the adult table. In the meantime, Fran and Olive, Rowan's subordinates, have been left at the kid's table.


Most people buy furniture that is appropriate for their day to day needs. This can mean that they are unsuitable for special occasions. For example, a dining room table that is of adequate size for a family of four can be quite small for an extended family gathering, which can have a dozen or more people showing up for dinner. A common solution is to acquire a second table (often a fold-out card table), and have a subgroup of the gathering eat there. This is often referred to as the "kids' table", as a typical way of determining who eats where is to have the younger diners sit at one table and the older diners sit at the other.

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Most people buy furniture that is appropriate for their day to day needs. This can mean that they are unsuitable for special occasions. For example, a dining room table that is of adequate size for a family of four can be quite small for an extended family gathering, which can have a dozen or more people showing up for dinner. A common solution is to acquire a second table (often a fold-out card table), table) and have a subgroup of the gathering eat there. This is often referred to as the "kids' table", as a typical way of determining who eats where is to have the younger diners sit at one table and the older diners sit at the other.



* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'': In the season 1 episode ''A Halloween Story'', Sabrina complains about having to sit at the kiddy table while at her families halloween party. Salem immediately responds he has it worse, since he has to sit at the kitty table.

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* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'': In the season 1 episode ''A Halloween Story'', Sabrina complains about having to sit at the kiddy table while at her families halloween Halloween party. Salem immediately responds he has it worse, worse since he has to sit at the kitty table.


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* In this ''{{Webcomic/Rhapsodies}}'' [[http://rhapsodies.wpmorse.com/comic/11252011/ Thanksgiving storyline]], Lori, the oldest child of the Fitzpatrick family has just been moved to the adult table. In the meantime, Fran and Olive, Rowan's subordinates, have been left at the kid's table.


This trope occurs when a big meal is being held (often Thanksgiving) and an older child (usually 10-16) is made to sit at the "kids' table" instead of with the adults, despite insisting that they are old enough for the latter. Bitterness and envy will ensue, especially if a slightly older peer is sitting with the adults. If they eventually do get their wish, you can expect an {{Aesop}} about how it really ''is'' better to not try to grow up too fast or something of the like.

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This trope occurs when a big meal is being held (often Thanksgiving) [[ThanksgivingEpisode Thanksgiving]]) and an older child (usually 10-16) is made to sit at the "kids' table" instead of with the adults, despite insisting that they are old enough for the latter. Bitterness and envy will ensue, especially if a slightly older peer is sitting with the adults. If they eventually do get their wish, you can expect an {{Aesop}} about how it really ''is'' better to not try to grow up too fast or something of the like.



See AgeAppropriateAngst and BittersweetSeventeen. Frequently a sub-trope to CrappyHolidays. Often a source of {{Wangst}}.

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See AgeAppropriateAngst and BittersweetSeventeen. Frequently a sub-trope to CrappyHolidays. Often a source of {{Wangst}}.
{{Wangst}}. Also TruthInTelevision.



* This happens in ''Fancy Nancy'' in one book,''Our Thanksgiving Banquet'' where Nancy doesn't want to sit at the kids' table because she is way more mature than the other kids at the table. When she finally persuades her parents to sit at the grown-up table, it becomes super boring and regrets her decision.

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* This happens in ''Fancy Nancy'' in one book,''Our book, ''Our Thanksgiving Banquet'' where Nancy doesn't want to sit at the kids' table because she is way more mature than the other kids at the table. When she finally persuades her parents to sit at the grown-up table, it becomes super boring and regrets her decision.



* In the ThanksgivingEpisode of the short-lived '90s adaptation of ''Film/{{Parenthood}}'', the oldest kid at the kid's table starts calculating how many adults (figuring from the oldest adult down) have to die before each child gets moved to the adult table (it's PlayedForLaughs).



* In the ThanksgivingEpisode of the short-lived '90s adaptation of ''Film/{{Parenthood}}'', the oldest kid at the kid's table starts calculating how many adults (figuring from the oldest adult down) have to die before each child gets moved to the adult table (it's PlayedForLaughs).



* Mentioned in ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender''. Lance has a large family, and graduates from the kids' table the day he [[spoiler:brings Allura home to meet his parents]]. Meanwhile, his older sister is still eating at the kids' table with her nieces and nephews, to make room for Lance and [[spoiler: Allura]].


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* Mentioned in ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender''. Lance has a large family, and graduates from the kids' table the day he [[spoiler:brings Allura home to meet his parents]]. Meanwhile, his older sister is still eating at the kids' table with her (much younger) nieces and nephews, to make room for Lance and [[spoiler: Allura]].


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* [[http://ircamera.as.arizona.edu/NatSci102/NatSci/text/plutolittletable.jpg This political cartoon]] shows [[PlutoIsExpendable Pluto]] being frustrated at having to sit at the "little planets" table.
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* ''Series/LastManStanding'': Eve didnít want to get stuck at the kids table with Boyd.

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* ''Series/LastManStanding'': Eve didnít want to get stuck at the kids kids' table with Boyd.



* In the ThanksgivingEpisode of the short-lived 90s adaptation of ''Film/{{Parenthood}}'', the oldest kid at the kid's table starts calculating how many adults (figuring from the oldest adult down) have to die before each child gets moved to the adult table (it's PlayedForLaughs).

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* In the ThanksgivingEpisode of the short-lived 90s '90s adaptation of ''Film/{{Parenthood}}'', the oldest kid at the kid's table starts calculating how many adults (figuring from the oldest adult down) have to die before each child gets moved to the adult table (it's PlayedForLaughs).



* In VideoGame/AnimalCrossing, a peppy villager may say while drinking a coffee at Brewster's, "That's it! My days of eating at the kiddy table are over!", followed by a declaration that she has ordered "the darkest, most bittery coffee I could find".

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* In VideoGame/AnimalCrossing, ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'', a peppy villager may say while drinking a coffee at Brewster's, "That's it! My days of eating at the kiddy table are over!", followed by a declaration that she has ordered "the darkest, most bittery coffee I could find".



* One ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' comic [[https://xkcd.com/1176/ suggests]] that the kids table might not be so bad after all.
-->'''Cueball''' (after leaving a judgemental conversation at the adults table): What're you talking about?
-->'''Kid''': Giant squid!
-->'''Cueball''': Mind if I join you?
* Subverted in this [[https://theoatmeal.com/comics/thanksgiving Thanksgiving comic]] from ''[[WebComic/TheOatmeal The Oatmeal]]''. Matt actually enjoyed the kids table and would rather go back there than listen to his adult relatives talk politics.

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* One ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' comic [[https://xkcd.com/1176/ suggests]] that the kids kids' table might not be so bad after all.
-->'''Cueball''' (after -->'''Cueball:''' ''[after leaving a judgemental conversation at the adults table): table]'' What're you talking about?
-->'''Kid''':
about?\\
'''Kid:'''
Giant squid!
-->'''Cueball''':
squid!\\
'''Cueball:'''
Mind if I join you?
* Subverted in this [[https://theoatmeal.com/comics/thanksgiving Thanksgiving comic]] from ''[[WebComic/TheOatmeal The Oatmeal]]''. ''Webcomic/TheOatmeal''. Matt actually enjoyed the kids kids' table and would rather go back there than listen to his adult relatives talk politics.







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* [[http://ircamera.as.arizona.edu/NatSci102/NatSci/text/plutolittletable.jpg This political cartoon]] shows [[PlutoIsExpendable Pluto]] being frustrated at having to sit at the "little planets" table.
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Most people buy furniture that is appropriate for their day to day needs. This can mean that they are unsuitable for special occasions. For example, a dining room table that is of adequate size for a family of four can be quite small for an extended family gathering, which can have a dozen or more people showing up for dinner. A common solution is to acquire a second table (often a fold-out card table), and have a subgroup of the gathering eat there. This is often referred to as the "kids' table", as a typical way of determining who eats where is to have the younger diners sit at one table and the older diners sit at the other.


This trope occurs when a big meal is being held (often Thanksgiving) and an older child (usually 10-16) is made to sit at the "kids' table" instead of with the adults, despite insisting that they are old enough for the latter. Bitterness and envy will ensue, especially if a slightly older peer is sitting with the adults. If they eventually do get their wish, you can expect an {{Aesop}} about how it really ''is'' better to not try to grow up to fast or something of the like.

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This trope occurs when a big meal is being held (often Thanksgiving) and an older child (usually 10-16) is made to sit at the "kids' table" instead of with the adults, despite insisting that they are old enough for the latter. Bitterness and envy will ensue, especially if a slightly older peer is sitting with the adults. If they eventually do get their wish, you can expect an {{Aesop}} about how it really ''is'' better to not try to grow up to too fast or something of the like.


* In the ThanksgivingEpisode of the short-lived 90s adaptation of ''Film/Parenthood'', the oldest kid at the kid's table starts calculating how many adults (figuring from the oldest adult down) have to die before each child gets moved to the adult table (it's PlayedForLaughs).

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* In the ThanksgivingEpisode of the short-lived 90s adaptation of ''Film/Parenthood'', ''Film/{{Parenthood}}'', the oldest kid at the kid's table starts calculating how many adults (figuring from the oldest adult down) have to die before each child gets moved to the adult table (it's PlayedForLaughs).

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* In the ThanksgivingEpisode of the short-lived 90s adaptation of ''Film/Parenthood'', the oldest kid at the kid's table starts calculating how many adults (figuring from the oldest adult down) have to die before each child gets moved to the adult table (it's PlayedForLaughs).

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Occasionally, the person exiled to the kids' table is an adult. Sometimes for stirring up controversy by bringing up politics or religion, other times for being [[OldMaid single]] and/or [[MyBiologicalClockIsTicking childless]] (either by chance or by choice) in a culture that views only married adults with children as "real" adults.

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