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* AerithAndBob: Duke's best friend is named Sorrow. Sorrow's brother is named Push.

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* DisappearedDad: Xander is somewhat present, but more often than not is not there for his children.


* AsHimself: Creator/MikeJudge appears as himself as the creator of "Ching of the Mill."

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* AsHimself: Creator/DougJones appears as himself shooting "Monsters in the Moonlight" with Sam. Creator/MikeJudge appears as himself as the creator of "Ching of the Mill."

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* AsHimself: Creator/MikeJudge appears as himself as the creator of "Ching of the Mill."

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* AmicableExes: Jeff and Sunny, eventually.

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* MiddleChildSyndrome: Frankie starts to show this during Season 2 and it's taken UpToEleven in Season 3 when [[spoiler: her frustration at Sam's refusal to explain why she left Xander and raised the girls alone prompts her to run away.]]

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* ShowWithinAShow: Sam starred for ten years as the voice of Rooster in "Ching of the Mill."


* StraightGay: Rich.



* StraightGay: Rich.

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* StraightGay: Rich.


* HugeGuyTinyGirl: A non-romantic example. Sam, played by the 4'11 Pamela Adlon, is best friends with Rich, who is played by the 6'2 Creator/DiedrichBader

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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: A non-romantic example. Sam, played by the 4'11 Pamela Adlon, is best friends with Rich, who is played by the 6'2 Creator/DiedrichBaderCreator/DiedrichBader.

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* HugeGuyTinyGirl: A non-romantic example. Sam, played by the 4'11 Pamela Adlon, is best friends with Rich, who is played by the 6'2 Creator/DiedrichBader

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Jeff tells Sam he is going to give one to Xander after he unexpectedly shows up to a Frankie's "Batceañera." However, [[spoiler: the speech ends up coming from Rich, who tells Xander that he has been more of a father to Max, Frankie, and Duke than the latter ever will be.]]


* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: In "White Rock", Duke notices a WomanInWhite [[spoiler:who could either be the spirit of either her late, great-aunt, or a suicidal woman who once lived in the area. Whether she's real or just Duke's imagination manifested from hearing about these women]] is left ambiguous.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: In "White Rock", Duke notices a WomanInWhite woman in an EtherealWhiteDress [[spoiler:who could either be the spirit of either her late, great-aunt, or a suicidal woman who once lived in the area. Whether she's real or just Duke's imagination manifested from hearing about these women]] is left ambiguous.


''Better Things'' is an Creator/{{FX}} series created by Creator/LouisCK and Creator/PamelaAdlon.

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''Better Things'' is an Creator/{{FX}} Creator/{{FX|Networks}} series created by Creator/LouisCK and Creator/PamelaAdlon.


'''''Better Things''''' is an Creator/{{FX}} series created by Creator/LouisCK and Creator/PamelaAdlon.

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'''''Better Things''''' ''Better Things'' is an Creator/{{FX}} series created by Creator/LouisCK and Creator/PamelaAdlon.

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