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* Maes Hughes in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is practically the definition of this trope. Constantly talks about his daughter, check. Treats everything she does like the best thing since sliced bread, check. Makes a spectacle of himself, check. Shows everyone photos of her whether they want to see them or not, check doesn't begin to cover it.
** He practically kidnaps people to get them to visit his daughter! All part of the usual humorously exaggerated characterization, of course.

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* Maes Hughes in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is practically the definition of this trope. Constantly talks about his daughter, check. Treats everything she does like the best thing since sliced bread, check. Makes a spectacle of himself, check. Shows everyone photos of her whether they want to see them or not, check doesn't begin to cover it.
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it. He practically kidnaps people to get them to visit his daughter! All part of the usual humorously exaggerated characterization, of course.


* In ''Film/MeetTheParents'', the parents of Gaylord "Greg" Focker are this combined with AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents.

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* In ''Film/MeetTheParents'', the parents of Gaylord "Greg" Focker are totally supportive of his love life, and his mother is a sexual therapist so this combined with AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents.
sort of thing is right up her professional alley. The term "fruit of your loins" comes up often, to Greg's embarrassment.



* Jerry's parents on ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' had shades of this. Also Uncle Leo, constantly gushing about his [[TheGhost unseen]] son Jeffrey who works for the Parks Department.

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* *''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'':
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Jerry's parents on ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' had shades of this. Also are eager to be involved in his life that he is terrified by them moving into New York, where their phone calls will be considered "local".
** There's also his
Uncle Leo, who constantly gushing about his [[TheGhost unseen]] son Jeffrey who works for the Parks Department.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Rainbow Dash's parents are definitely this. They go out of their way to cheer her on for everything, up to and including hanging up a towel. Now we know why Dash's ego is so over-inflated. She does get sick of them after a while, though.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Rainbow Dash's parents are definitely this.her biggest fans, up to and including having her image on t-shirts, that they actually wear. They go out of their way to cheer her on for everything, up to and including hanging up a towel. Now we know why Dash's ego is so over-inflated. She does get sick of them after a while, though.


It's pretty much taken as given that parents love their kids, but there are those that take it to embarassing extremes. They constantly talk about their offspring (whether or not anyone's actually listening), shove baby pictures under everyone's noses, treat their kids' every accomplishment like they've invented oxygen, get excessively worked up and upset if said kids are annoyed with them for some reason, and generally make a spectacle of themselves. The kids' responses to this vary according to age, personality and level of embarrassment.

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It's pretty much taken as considered a given that parents love their kids, but there are those that take it to embarassing embarrassing extremes. They constantly talk about their offspring (whether or not anyone's actually listening), shove baby pictures under everyone's noses, treat their kids' every accomplishment like they've invented oxygen, get excessively worked up and upset if said kids are annoyed with them for some reason, and generally make a spectacle of themselves. The kids' responses to this vary according to age, personality and level of embarrassment.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Rainbow Dash's parents are definitely this. They go out of their way to cheer her on for everything, up to and including hanging up a towel. Now we know why Dash's ego is so over-inflated. She does get sick of them after a while, though.



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* After she accepts to take part in the radio show, Ichigo from ''Manga/SoreGaSeiyuu'' realizes that not only has her father started following her on Website/{{Twitter}}, he's sharing it with the entire family ''and'' posting pictures of when she was in kindergarten.


* The song "Talent is an Asset" by Sparks imagines UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein's parents as being overenthusiastic and overprotective.

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* The song "Talent is an Asset" by Sparks Music/{{Sparks}} imagines UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein's parents as being overenthusiastic and overprotective.


* [[DotingParent Ha]] [[AFatherToHisMen Jinsung]] from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' really dotes on his student Viole, always defending him, constantly praising him, even [[TalkingInYourSleep when he's sleeping]]. Whenever he starts rambling, [[TheQuietOne Viole]] just prefers to leave the room. It could be that Jinsung is trying to make Viole feel a bit better, since he fits various tropes that usually aren't good for your mental health: AntiVillain, BrokenBird, BreakTheCutie, FallenHero, HeartbrokenBadass, JadeColoredGlasses. This makes Jinsung one of the most likable members of the terrorist organization FUG.

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* [[DotingParent Ha]] [[AFatherToHisMen Jinsung]] from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' really dotes on his student Viole, always defending him, constantly praising him, even [[TalkingInYourSleep when he's sleeping]]. Whenever he starts rambling, [[TheQuietOne Viole]] just prefers to leave the room. It could be that Jinsung is trying to make Viole feel a bit better, since he fits various tropes that usually aren't good for your mental health: AntiVillain, BrokenBird, BreakTheCutie, FallenHero, HeartbrokenBadass, JadeColoredGlasses. This makes Jinsung one of the most likable members of the terrorist organization FUG.[[AC:Anime and Manga]]



* ''SoulEater'': Spirit Albarn. No baby pictures, but he's got everything else covered (especially the 'making a spectacle of himself' part). His daughter is embarrased and exasperated by his foolishness... but the love is nontheless appreciated.
* The song "Talent is an Asset" by Sparks imagines Albert Einstein's parents as being overenthusiastic and overprotective.
* The parents of SpoiledBrat Angelica on ''{{Rugrats}}'' are like this when they're not comitting ParentalObliviousness like most of the other parents on that show.
* The parents of [[MeetTheParents Gaylord "Greg" Focker]] are this combined with AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents.

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* ''SoulEater'': ''Manga/SoulEater'': Spirit Albarn. No baby pictures, but he's got everything else covered (especially the 'making a spectacle of himself' part). His daughter is embarrased and exasperated by his foolishness... but the love is nontheless appreciated.
nonetheless appreciated.

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* The song "Talent is an Asset" by Sparks imagines Albert Einstein's parents as being overenthusiastic and overprotective.
* The
In ''Film/MeetTheParents'', the parents of SpoiledBrat Angelica on ''{{Rugrats}}'' are like this when they're not comitting ParentalObliviousness like most of the other parents on that show.
* The parents of [[MeetTheParents
Gaylord "Greg" Focker]] Focker are this combined with AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents.AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents.

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* Jerry's parents on ''{{Seinfeld}}'' had shades of this. Also Uncle Leo, constantly gushing about his [[TheGhost unseen]] son Jeffrey who works for the Parks Department.
* {{Monk}}: [[spoiler:Monk]] immediately transforms into one of these upon meeting his dead wife's daughter, taking hundreds of pictures to show off, and marveling about every little detail of her life ("You know the Internet? She's on it!")
* VirtualPetPlanet: Dee's owner is pretty much the definition of this trope, and can sometimes even go into DotingParent.

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* Jerry's parents on ''{{Seinfeld}}'' ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' had shades of this. Also Uncle Leo, constantly gushing about his [[TheGhost unseen]] son Jeffrey who works for the Parks Department.
* {{Monk}}: ''Series/{{Monk}}'': [[spoiler:Monk]] immediately transforms into one of these upon meeting his dead wife's daughter, taking hundreds of pictures to show off, and marveling about every little detail of her life ("You know the Internet? She's on it!")
it!")

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* VirtualPetPlanet: The song "Talent is an Asset" by Sparks imagines UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein's parents as being overenthusiastic and overprotective.

[[AC:Webcomics]]
* [[DotingParent Ha]] [[AFatherToHisMen Jinsung]] from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' really dotes on his student Viole, always defending him, constantly praising him, even [[TalkingInYourSleep when he's sleeping]]. Whenever he starts rambling, [[TheQuietOne Viole]] just prefers to leave the room. It could be that Jinsung is trying to make Viole feel a bit better, since he fits various tropes that usually aren't good for your mental health: AntiVillain, BrokenBird, BreakTheCutie, FallenHero, HeartbrokenBadass, JadeColoredGlasses. This makes Jinsung one of the most likable members of the terrorist organization FUG.
* ''Webcomic/VirtualPetPlanet'':
Dee's owner is pretty much the definition of this trope, and can sometimes even go into DotingParent.DotingParent.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* The parents of SpoiledBrat Angelica on ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' are like this when they're not comitting ParentalObliviousness like most of the other parents on that show.


* [[DotingParent Ha]] [[AFatherToHisMen Jinsung]] from ''TowerOfGod'' really dotes on his student Viole, always defending him, constantly praising him, even [[TalkingInYourSleep when he's sleeping]]. Whenever he starts rambling, [[TheQuietOne Viole]] just prefers to leave the room. It could be that Jinsung is trying to make Viole feel a bit better, since he fits various tropes that usually aren't good for your mental health: AntiVillain, BrokenBird, BreakTheCutie, FallenHero, HeartbrokenBadass, JadeColoredGlasses. This makes Jinsung one of the most likable members of the terrorist organization FUG.

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* [[DotingParent Ha]] [[AFatherToHisMen Jinsung]] from ''TowerOfGod'' ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' really dotes on his student Viole, always defending him, constantly praising him, even [[TalkingInYourSleep when he's sleeping]]. Whenever he starts rambling, [[TheQuietOne Viole]] just prefers to leave the room. It could be that Jinsung is trying to make Viole feel a bit better, since he fits various tropes that usually aren't good for your mental health: AntiVillain, BrokenBird, BreakTheCutie, FallenHero, HeartbrokenBadass, JadeColoredGlasses. This makes Jinsung one of the most likable members of the terrorist organization FUG.


* [[SoulEater Spirit Albarn]]. No baby pictures, but he's got everything else covered (especially the 'making a spectacle of himself' part). His daughter is embarrased and exasperated by his foolishness... but the love is nontheless appreciated.

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* [[SoulEater ''SoulEater'': Spirit Albarn]].Albarn. No baby pictures, but he's got everything else covered (especially the 'making a spectacle of himself' part). His daughter is embarrased and exasperated by his foolishness... but the love is nontheless appreciated.



* {{Monk}}: [[spoiler: Monk immediately transforms into one of these upon meeting his dead wife's daughter, taking hundreds of pictures to show off, and marveling about every little detail of her life ("You know the Internet? She's on it!")]]

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* {{Monk}}: [[spoiler: Monk [[spoiler:Monk]] immediately transforms into one of these upon meeting his dead wife's daughter, taking hundreds of pictures to show off, and marveling about every little detail of her life ("You know the Internet? She's on it!")]]it!")


* Maes Hughes in ''FullmetalAlchemist'' is practically the definition of this trope. Constantly talks about his daughter, check. Treats everything she does like the best thing since sliced bread, check. Makes a spectacle of himself, check. Shows everyone photos of her whether they want to see them or not, check doesn't begin to cover it.

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* Maes Hughes in ''FullmetalAlchemist'' ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is practically the definition of this trope. Constantly talks about his daughter, check. Treats everything she does like the best thing since sliced bread, check. Makes a spectacle of himself, check. Shows everyone photos of her whether they want to see them or not, check doesn't begin to cover it.


* [[DotingParent Ha]] [[AFatherToHisMen Jinsung]] from ''TowerOfGod'' really dotes on his student Viole, always defending him, constantly praising him, even [[TalkInYourSleep when he's sleeping]]. Whenever he starts rambling, [[TheQuietOne Viole]] just prefers to leave the room. It could be that Jinsung is trying to make Viole feel a bit better, since he fits various tropes that usually aren't good for your mental health: AntiVillain, BrokenBird, BreakTheCutie, FallenHero, HeartbrokenBadass, JadeColoredGlasses. This makes Jinsung one of the most likable members of the terrorist organization FUG.

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* [[DotingParent Ha]] [[AFatherToHisMen Jinsung]] from ''TowerOfGod'' really dotes on his student Viole, always defending him, constantly praising him, even [[TalkInYourSleep [[TalkingInYourSleep when he's sleeping]]. Whenever he starts rambling, [[TheQuietOne Viole]] just prefers to leave the room. It could be that Jinsung is trying to make Viole feel a bit better, since he fits various tropes that usually aren't good for your mental health: AntiVillain, BrokenBird, BreakTheCutie, FallenHero, HeartbrokenBadass, JadeColoredGlasses. This makes Jinsung one of the most likable members of the terrorist organization FUG.

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* [[DotingParent Ha]] [[AFatherToHisMen Jinsung]] from ''TowerOfGod'' really dotes on his student Viole, always defending him, constantly praising him, even [[TalkInYourSleep when he's sleeping]]. Whenever he starts rambling, [[TheQuietOne Viole]] just prefers to leave the room. It could be that Jinsung is trying to make Viole feel a bit better, since he fits various tropes that usually aren't good for your mental health: AntiVillain, BrokenBird, BreakTheCutie, FallenHero, HeartbrokenBadass, JadeColoredGlasses. This makes Jinsung one of the most likable members of the terrorist organization FUG.


It's pretty much taken as given that parents love their kids, but there are those that take it to embarassing extremes. They constantly talk about their offspring (whether or not anyone's actually listening), shove baby pictures under everyone's noses, treat their kids' every accomplishment like they've invented oxygen, get excessively worked up and upset if said kids are annoyed with them for some reason, and generally make a spectacle of themselves. The kids' responses to this vary according to age, personality and level of embarrassment.

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It's pretty much taken as given that parents love their kids, but there are those that take it to embarassing extremes. They constantly talk about their offspring (whether or not anyone's actually listening), shove baby pictures under everyone's noses, treat their kids' every accomplishment like they've invented oxygen, get excessively worked up and upset if said kids are annoyed with them for some reason, and generally make a spectacle of themselves. The kids' responses to this vary according to age, personality and level of embarrassment.
embarrassment.



* The song "Talent is an Asset" by Sparks imagines Albert Einstein's parents as being overenthusiastic and overprotective.

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* The song "Talent is an Asset" by Sparks imagines Albert Einstein's parents as being overenthusiastic and overprotective.



* The parents of [[MeetTheParents Gaylord "Greg" Focker]] are this combined with AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents.
* RoaldDahl mentioned this kind of parents (who think their stupid child is the best in the world) as being the second-worst ones in ''Literature/{{Matilda}}''. The worst ones, however, are those like Matilda's parents, who treat a smart child like shit.

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* The parents of [[MeetTheParents Gaylord "Greg" Focker]] are this combined with AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents.
AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents.
* RoaldDahl Creator/RoaldDahl mentioned this kind of parents (who think their stupid child is the best in the world) as being the second-worst ones in ''Literature/{{Matilda}}''. The worst ones, however, are those like Matilda's parents, who treat a smart child like shit.


* RoaldDahl mentioned this kind of parents (who think their stupid child is the best in the world) as being the second-worst ones in ''{{Matilda}}''. The worst ones, however, are those like Matilda's parents, who treat a smart child like shit.

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* RoaldDahl mentioned this kind of parents (who think their stupid child is the best in the world) as being the second-worst ones in ''{{Matilda}}''.''Literature/{{Matilda}}''. The worst ones, however, are those like Matilda's parents, who treat a smart child like shit.



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* The parents of Gaylord "Greg" Focker are this combined with AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents.

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* The parents of [[MeetTheParents Gaylord "Greg" Focker Focker]] are this combined with AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents.

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