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See also ParentingTheHusband and ManChild.

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See also ParentingTheHusband and ManChild. Compare WomenAreWiser.



--> '''[[TheVamp Marylin Rexroth]]''': "I though he'd outgrown trains."
--> '''[[PrivateDetective Gus Petch]]''': "They never grow up, they just get tubby."

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* In one of the "Hobbes and Bacon" strips from ''Pants are Overrated'', [[NewspaperComics/CalvinAndHobbes Calvin]] takes some time out from work to indulge his daughter's [[MrImagination vivid imagination]].

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* In one of the "Hobbes and Bacon" strips from ''Pants are Overrated'', [[NewspaperComics/CalvinAndHobbes [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Calvin]] takes some time out from work to indulge his daughter's [[MrImagination vivid imagination]].


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* In one of the "Hobbes and Bacon" strips from ''Pants are Overrated'', [[NewspaperComics/CalvinAndHobbes Calvin]] takes some time out from work to indulge his daughter's [[MrImagination vivid imagination]].
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* ''Series/{{House}}'' is often seen playing with toys and games when Cuddy's telling him he should be working.



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* Played with in ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' in the dynamic between Jake Peralta and Amy Santiago. Jake is quite obviously a bit of a ManChild, earning him plenty of eye-rolling from Santiago... except that Santiago is pretty childish herself, except more in a "constantly running for high school valedictorian" sense, and in some ways they're as bad as each other.


* Vorzheva during her SlapSlapKiss relationship with Prince Josua in ''{{Memory Sorrow and Thorn}}''.

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* Vorzheva during her SlapSlapKiss relationship with Prince Josua in ''{{Memory ''Literature/{{Memory Sorrow and Thorn}}''.



* In the ''Seris/DoctorWho'' serial "The Time Warrior", Sarah is told by a cynical medieval scullery overseer that "men are like children, fond of noise and roaring".

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* In the ''Seris/DoctorWho'' ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "The Time Warrior", Sarah is told by a cynical medieval scullery overseer that "men are like children, fond of noise and roaring".


* In the ''Seris/DoctorWho'' serial ''The Time Warrior'', Sarah is told by a cynical medieval scullery overseer that "men are like children, fond of noise and roaring".

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* In the ''Seris/DoctorWho'' serial ''The "The Time Warrior'', Warrior", Sarah is told by a cynical medieval scullery overseer that "men are like children, fond of noise and roaring".


* Long-running comedy ''Last of the Summer Wine'' embodies this trope - the three central characters, and the cast of occasional characters around them, are all men in their sixties and seventies regressing to adolescence, fourteen year old minds in senior bodies. Freed from the need to work, the cast of retirees get into scrapes more appropriate to teenage boys. Compo is the worst, especially in his unquenchable pursuit of battleaxe Norah Batty. who, along with the women of the town, treats the men as a childish nuisance.
* In the Doctor Who serial ''The Time Warrior'', Sarah is told by a cynical medieval scullery overseer that "men are like children, fond of noise and roaring".
* This trope is basically the point of TopGear.

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* Long-running comedy ''Last of the Summer Wine'' ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'' embodies this trope - the three central characters, and the cast of occasional characters around them, are all men in their sixties and seventies regressing to adolescence, fourteen year old minds in senior bodies. Freed from the need to work, the cast of retirees get into scrapes more appropriate to teenage boys. Compo is the worst, especially in his unquenchable pursuit of battleaxe Norah Batty. who, along with the women of the town, treats the men as a childish nuisance.
* In the Doctor Who ''Seris/DoctorWho'' serial ''The Time Warrior'', Sarah is told by a cynical medieval scullery overseer that "men are like children, fond of noise and roaring".
* This trope is basically the point of TopGear.
Series/TopGear.


* In the musical of ''{{Pendragon}}'', the following occurs:

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* In the musical of ''{{Pendragon}}'', ''Literature/{{Pendragon}}'', the following occurs:


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---> '''Mrs Hudson''': No Mrs Whitney, I don�t wonder about it. I know it! And they always need us to kiss them better afterwards! In a manner of speaking of course.

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---> '''Mrs Hudson''': No Mrs Whitney, I don�t don't wonder about it. I know it! And they always need us to kiss them better afterwards! In a manner of speaking of course.


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---> '''Mrs Hudson''': No Mrs Whitney, I donít wonder about it. I know it! And they always need us to kiss them better afterwards! In a manner of speaking of course.

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* German author Erich Kästner (nowadays mostly known for his children's books like The Parent Trap or Emil Und Die Detektive, although he also did more serious stuff) stated: "Most people throw away their childhood like an old hat. They forget it like an invalid phone number. Only those who grow up and still stay children are humans."

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* German author Erich Kästner (nowadays mostly known for his children's books like The Parent Trap or Emil Und Die Detektive, although he also did more serious stuff) stated: "Most people throw away their childhood like an old hat. They forget it like an invalid phone number. Only those who grow up and still stay children are humans." "


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-> "The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys."

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--> '''[[PrivateEye Gus Petch]]''': "They never grow up, they just get tubby."

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