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* HotForTeacher: Eleanor name-drops the trope while talking about her "incredibly patient, and kind, and surprisingly jacked" mentor, though she eventually says that she thinks they would be BetterAsFriends.


* PartingWordsRegret: Uzo tells Chidi that it is literally impossible to be friends with him. Then Uzo's air conditioner falls on Chidi just as the latter is saying he could take a few more minutes. Uzo is horrified, sad and guilty at the same time.

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* PartingWordsRegret: Uzo tells Chidi that it is literally impossible to be friends with him. Then Uzo's air conditioner falls on Chidi just as the latter is saying he could can take a few more minutes. Uzo is horrified, sad and guilty at the same time.


* PartingWordsRegret: Uzo tells Chidi that it is literally impossible to be friends with him. Then Uzo's air conditioner falls on Chidi just as the latter was saying he could take a few more minutes. Uzo is horrified, sad and guilty at the same time.

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* PartingWordsRegret: Uzo tells Chidi that it is literally impossible to be friends with him. Then Uzo's air conditioner falls on Chidi just as the latter was is saying he could take a few more minutes. Uzo is horrified, sad and guilty at the same time.


** Chidi also caused his death by punching Uzo's air conditioner and destabilizing it enough for him to fall.
* PartingWordsRegret: Uzo tells Chidi that it is literally impossible to be friends with him. Then his air conditioner fell on Chidi just as the latter was saying he could take a free more minutes. Uzo is horrified, sad and guilty at the same time.

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** Chidi also caused his own death by punching Uzo's air conditioner and destabilizing it enough for him it to fall.
* PartingWordsRegret: Uzo tells Chidi that it is literally impossible to be friends with him. Then his Uzo's air conditioner fell falls on Chidi just as the latter was saying he could take a free few more minutes. Uzo is horrified, sad and guilty at the same time.



* RealityEnsues: Something that Eleanor and Tahani tell Chidi at the end; Eleanor doesn't know what real love is, and so she was probably projecting her gratitude onto Chidi for teaching her how to be a better person. Meanwhile Tahani says she was latching onto the only person who was grounding her after she learned that Jianyu lied about everything to her.

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* RealityEnsues: Something that Eleanor and Tahani tell Chidi at the end; Eleanor doesn't know what real love is, and so she was probably projecting her gratitude onto Chidi for teaching her how to be a better person. Meanwhile Tahani says she was latching onto the only person who was grounding her after she learned that Jianyu "Jianyu" lied about everything to her.



* YankTheDogsChain: It turns out Uzo lied about his wedding date to see if Chidi would be ready, having planned it a month in advance. While Chidi is relieved and embarrassed that he forked up as best man without causing real harm, Uzo forgives him and says they should go for a drink. Then Chidi takes forever to choose a bar, and dies just as Uzo yells at him that it's literally hard to be Chidi's friend.

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* YankTheDogsChain: It turns out Uzo lied about his wedding date to see if Chidi would be ready, having planned it a month in advance. While Chidi is relieved and embarrassed that he forked up as best man without causing real harm, Uzo forgives him and says they should go for a drink. Then Chidi takes forever to choose a bar, and dies just as Uzo yells at him that it's literally hard impossible to be Chidi's friend.


* BrickJoke: In an earlier episode, Janet explained that she [[EatingOptional doesn't eat]] and how after every reboot she would take a piece of birthday cake and smash it around where her mouth is. In this episode, Jason helps her doing just that with their birthday cake.

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* BrickJoke: In an earlier episode, Janet explained that she [[EatingOptional doesn't eat]] and how after every reboot she would take a piece of birthday cake and smash it around where her mouth is. In this episode, Jason helps her doing just that with their birthday wedding cake.


* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Tahini's reply to Jason requesting her help:

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Tahini's Tahani's reply to Jason requesting her help:


* BrickJoke: In an earlier episode, Janet explained that she [[EatingOptional doesn't eat]] and how after every reboot she would take a piece of birthday cake and smash it around where her mouth is. In this episode, Jason helps her doing just that.

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* BrickJoke: In an earlier episode, Janet explained that she [[EatingOptional doesn't eat]] and how after every reboot she would take a piece of birthday cake and smash it around where her mouth is. In this episode, Jason helps her doing just that.that with their birthday cake.


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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Tahini's reply to Jason requesting her help:
-->"You have some nerve asking me for favors when you have spent weeks deceiving me, making a fool out of me, and bringing snack food into my house."
* BrickJoke: In an earlier episode, Janet explained that she [[EatingOptional doesn't eat]] and how after every reboot she would take a piece of birthday cake and smash it around where her mouth is. In this episode, Jason helps her doing just that.



* DeathFromAbove: How Chidi died, from Uzo's falling air conditioner.

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* DeathFromAbove: DeathByLookingUp: How Chidi died, from Uzo's falling air conditioner.


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* LovingDetails: Eleanor recalls many details about Chidi [[LoveEpiphany revealing her affection for him]].


* GotMeDoingIt: Michael declares this when he and Chidi are unequally unable to decide which Eleanor is supposed to be Chidi's soulmate.

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* GotMeDoingIt: Michael declares this when he and Chidi are unequally equally unable to decide which Eleanor is supposed to be Chidi's soulmate.

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* GotMeDoingIt: Michael declares this when he and Chidi are unequally unable to decide which Eleanor is supposed to be Chidi's soulmate.
-->'''Michael:''' You is spreading.... your indecisiveness is infecting me like a virus.


* DeathFromAbove: How Chidi died.

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* DeathFromAbove: How Chidi died.died, from Uzo's falling air conditioner.



* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Eleanor when Real Eleanor asks if she's in love with Chidi starts to vehemently deny it, only to start singing his praises and going OhCrap.



-->'''Eleanor''': There are way more things I hate about Chidi than like about him. His stupid Clark Kent glasses, his extensive turtleneck collection, oh, and he loves ethics so much. He once talked about John Rawls for two hours... I timed it. And he only stopped because he saw me timing him. Granted, he laughed, and kind of made fun of himself, it was a nice moment, but still. He always twitches his eyebrows when he says "absolutism," and he tilts his head whenever I say anything ignorant, but he never makes fun of me, which is nice. He's also incredibly patient, and kind, and surprisingly jacked, and, oh, fork, I'm in love with Chidi!

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-->'''Eleanor''': There are way more things I hate about Chidi than like about him. His stupid Clark Kent glasses, his extensive turtleneck collection, oh, and he loves ethics so much. He once talked about John Rawls for two hours... I timed it. And he only stopped because he saw me timing him. Granted, he laughed, and kind of made fun of himself, it was a nice moment, but still. He always twitches his eyebrows when he says "absolutism," and he tilts his head whenever I say anything ignorant, but he never makes fun of me, which is nice. He's also incredibly patient, and kind, and surprisingly jacked, and, [[ExplainExplainOhCrap oh, fork, I'm in love with Chidi!Chidi]]!


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* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** Chidi ruined the relationships with the people he loved due to his dithering habits.
** Chidi also caused his death by punching Uzo's air conditioner and destabilizing it enough for him to fall.
* PartingWordsRegret: Uzo tells Chidi that it is literally impossible to be friends with him. Then his air conditioner fell on Chidi just as the latter was saying he could take a free more minutes. Uzo is horrified, sad and guilty at the same time.
* PleaseWakeUp: Uzo softly says Chidi's name after an air conditioner falls on the latter, and Chidi isn't getting up from the ground.
* RealityEnsues: Something that Eleanor and Tahani tell Chidi at the end; Eleanor doesn't know what real love is, and so she was probably projecting her gratitude onto Chidi for teaching her how to be a better person. Meanwhile Tahani says she was latching onto the only person who was grounding her after she learned that Jianyu lied about everything to her.
* RescueRomance: All but said by Eleanor; she says she started falling in love with Chidi when he made a commitment to help her.
* SayMyName: Uzo says, "Chidi?" softly after his air conditioner falls on Chidi and kills him.


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* WhatTheHellHero: Both Uzo and Michael call out Chidi for his indecisiveness at a terrible time. Uzo constantly did it, while Michael is begging Chidi for help to save Eleanor.
* YankTheDogsChain: It turns out Uzo lied about his wedding date to see if Chidi would be ready, having planned it a month in advance. While Chidi is relieved and embarrassed that he forked up as best man without causing real harm, Uzo forgives him and says they should go for a drink. Then Chidi takes forever to choose a bar, and dies just as Uzo yells at him that it's literally hard to be Chidi's friend.


* LoveTriangle: Parodied, lampshaded, and played with as about 6 different characters realize they have varying degrees of love for one another at around the same time, but by the end it's all resolved happily, with Janet and Jason marrying and Chiid choosing Real Eleanor.

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* LoveTriangle: Parodied, lampshaded, and played with as about 6 different characters realize they have varying degrees of love for one another at around the same time, but by the end it's all resolved happily, with Janet and Jason marrying and Chiid Chidi choosing Real Eleanor.


* LoveTriangle: Parodied, lampshaded, and played with as about 6 different characters realize they have varying degrees of love for one another at around the same time.

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* LoveTriangle: Parodied, lampshaded, and played with as about 6 different characters realize they have varying degrees of love for one another at around the same time.time, but by the end it's all resolved happily, with Janet and Jason marrying and Chiid choosing Real Eleanor.


* LoveTriangle: Parodied, lampshaded, and played with as about 6 different characters realize they have varying degrees of love for one another at around the same time.



* SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace: Janet asks if anyone objects to the wedding; Eleanor and Tahani both object on the grounds that it's an absurd and terrible idea. Janet overrules them.

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* SpeakNowOrForeverHoldYourPeace: Janet asks if anyone objects to the wedding; Eleanor and Tahani both object on the grounds that it's an absurd and terrible idea. Janet overrules them.them.
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* UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest: Enforced. Eleanor specifically chooses to have a day with Tahani without any boy talk because she doesn't want their friendship to be about fighting over a man.

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