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* BadLiar: Ava is a terrible liar. Deborah figures out almost instantly that she hasn't actually watched any of Ava's shows or done research in preparation for their meeting and her later attempts to lie about a doctor's appointment while taking a meeting with other writers have her ramble and add far too many details.



* BigBeautifulWoman: Jimmy's assistant Kayla is plus-sized and quite attractive.



* MayDecemberRomance: Marty has a habit of dating women decades younger than himself. When he claims that his current girlfriend is an "old soul", Deborah even quips how lucky he is to keep finding "old souls in the bodies of twenty-six year old women".



* SilverFox: Marty Ghilain, the handsome owner of the casino where Deborah performs, played by Creator/ChristopherMcDonald. He's pursued by many women and has relationships with much younger women.
* SoapBoxSadie: Ava's Gen-Z wokeness is met with withering remarks from Deborah.

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* SilverFox: Marty Ghilain, the handsome owner of the casino where Deborah performs, played by Creator/ChristopherMcDonald. He's pursued by many women and has relationships with much younger women.
women and it's implied many are with him more for his charm than his wealth.
* SoapBoxSadie: Ava's Gen-Z wokeness is met with withering remarks from Deborah. Though she's a more nuanced take on this trope as she means well, isn't especially vocal or abrasive and her views are treated as valid by the narrative, even if she can overly self-righteous at times.



** Also Kayla, who only got her job because her father is Jimmy's boss but is genuinely nice and even sets Ava up with a potentially career making opportunity all on her own.

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** Also Kayla, who only got her job because her father is Jimmy's boss but is genuinely nice and well-meaning and even sets Ava up with a potentially career making opportunity all on her own.



* TooMuchInformation: When Deborah asks if Ava is a lesbian, Ava gives a detailed breakdown of her romantic and sexual proclivities. Deborah is shocked and only wanted to insult Ava's fashion.

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* TooMuchInformation: When Deborah asks if Ava is a lesbian, Ava gives a detailed breakdown of her romantic and sexual proclivities. Deborah is shocked and only wanted to insult Ava's fashion. Ava tends to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekQjQbujxDk do this trope a lot in general.]]


* TooMuchInformation: When Deborah asks if Ava is a lesbian, Ava gives a detailed breakdown of her romantic and sexual proclivities. Deborah then says that was way more information than she wanted, since she just wanted to insult Ava's fashion.

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* TooMuchInformation: When Deborah asks if Ava is a lesbian, Ava gives a detailed breakdown of her romantic and sexual proclivities. Deborah then says that was way more information than she wanted, since she just is shocked and only wanted to insult Ava's fashion.


* FatIdiot: Kayla is overweight and completely oblivious to how one should behave.



* FatIdiot: Kayla is overweight and completely oblivious to how one should behave.


* BigEater: Ava has a pretty large appetite and occasionally urges Deborah to splurge on large quantities of food, but Deborah is unwilling to sacrifice her figure, and to be fair, she also doesn't share Ava's 25-year-old metabolism.



* RedOniBlueOni: Ava and Deborah are a study in opposites. Deborah is older, successful, fashionable, fairly old-fashioned, and highly organized. Ava is young, broke, casually attired, progressive, and disorganized.



-->'''Jimmy''': [[SarcasmMode Wow, that would have been so annoying!]]

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-->'''Jimmy''': [[SarcasmMode Wow, that would have been so annoying!]]annoying...


* SellOut: Ava views Deborah as a sell-out, telling the same old jokes, no longer pushing the envolope and doing nothing to progress the cause of women in comedy.

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* SellOut: Ava views Deborah as a sell-out, telling the same old jokes, no longer pushing the envolope envelope and doing nothing to progress the cause of women in comedy. comedy.
* SeriousBusiness: Deborah simply gives away her luxury automobiles after replacing them with a new model, but when Ava leaves behind 44 cents belonging to Deborah, she demands that Ava go back and retrieve it. Only Deborah gets to decide when she is generous with her wealth.


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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Deborah loves Diet Coke from the fountain. She even has a soda fountain built into her kitchen and is practiced in replacing the gas canisters herself. It becomes apparent that Ava has grown close to Deborah by the latter part of Season One when she orders a Diet Coke "from the fountain."

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* TooMuchInformation: When Deborah asks if Ava is a lesbian, Ava gives a detailed breakdown of her romantic and sexual proclivities. Deborah then says that was way more information than she wanted, since she just wanted to insult Ava's fashion.


* CallBack: When Ava and Deborah first meet, Deborah says that Ava has abnormally large hands, which Ava finds to be a bizarre and inaccurate insult. In the season one finale, Deborah shows Ava a picture of her that emphasizes her large hands and says she's "extraterrestrial." Ava comes clean that she's realized she ''does'' have large hands and can easily palm a basketball.

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* CallBack: When Ava and Deborah first meet, Deborah says that Ava has abnormally large hands, which Ava finds to be a bizarre and inaccurate insult. In the season one finale, Deborah shows Ava a picture of her that emphasizes her large hands and says she's "extraterrestrial." Ava comes clean about realizing that she's realized she ''does'' have large hands and can easily palm a basketball.

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* {{Blackmail}}: Deborah tries blackmailing Marty to keep her spot in the casino, which works... for a while.


* ArmorPiercingSlap: [[spoiler:Deborah delivers one when Ava calls her a "[[TitleDrop hack]]."]]

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* AntiVillain: In the first season, Deborah is primarily motivated to counter Marty's attempts to push her out of his casino. However, Marty is a pretty nice guy, all told, and he genuinely likes Deborah. It's NothingPersonal.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: [[spoiler:Deborah delivers one when Ava calls her a "[[TitleDrop hack]]."]]" Ava is morally outraged, and even after they mend their relationship in an emotional bonding moment, Ava reminds Deborah that hitting her is unacceptable]].
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: When Ava is abandoned in the desert and gets a nasty sunburn on her face. The next morning, she looks completely normal.


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* CliffHanger: Season One ends with [[spoiler:Ava and Deborah going out on tour together, but with Ava horrified to remember that she drunkenly sold some of Deborah's dirty secrets]].


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* FanService: Ava has two scenes wearing nothing but matching black underwear.


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* FireForgedFriends: The essential premise of the series is that these two female comedians from completely different backgrounds and stages in their careers initially hate each other but manage to connect and form an unlikely partnership, though not without its ups and downs.


* AbhorrentAdmirer: Jimmy is horrified when Kayla seems to be flirting with him.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: AbhorrentAdmirer:
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Jimmy is horrified when Kayla seems to be flirting with him.him.
** Marty has to dodge the clumsy advances of Las Vegas' mayor.


* AbhorrentAdmirer: Jimmy is horrified when D.J. seems to be flirting with him.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: Jimmy is horrified when D.J. Kayla seems to be flirting with him.



* DaddysGirl: DJ has a very loving relationship with her father, which is why Jimmy needs to be on eggshells whenever he's around her, since he's his boss.

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* DaddysGirl: DJ Kayla has a very loving relationship with her father, which is why Jimmy needs to be on eggshells whenever he's around her, since he's his boss.



* FatIdiot: DJ is overweight and completely oblivious to how one should behave.

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* FatIdiot: DJ Kayla is overweight and completely oblivious to how one should behave.


* AbhorrentAdmirer: Jimmy is horrified when D.J. seems to be flirting with him.
* AgeGapRomance: Marty has had increasingly younger girlfriends throughout his life and starts the series with a 30-year-old, but he's grown tired of not being with someone he actually connects with and prefers the company of Deborah whenever he gets the chance.



* CallBack: When Ava and Deborah first meet, Deborah says that Ava has abnormally large hands, which Ava finds to be a bizarre and inaccurate insult. In the season one finale, Deborah shows Ava a picture of her that emphasizes her large hands and says she's "extraterrestrial." Ava comes clean that she's realized she ''does'' have large hands and can easily palm a basketball.



* DaddysGirl: DJ has a very loving relationship with her father, which is why Jimmy needs to be on eggshells whenever he's around her, since he's his boss.



* DumbBlonde: Subverted with D.J. who appears to be a ditzy gal who rests on her mother's fame and money. When she wants to impulsively marry her boyfriend, Ava says she can't as so much in her life as "you can go back to school, get a GED." A baffled D.J. asks what she's talking about as "I went to Cornell!"

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* DumbBlonde: Subverted with D.J. who appears to be a ditzy gal who rests on her mother's fame and money. When she wants to impulsively marry her boyfriend, Ava says she can't as so much in her life as "you can go back to school, get a GED." A baffled D.J. asks what she's talking about about, as "I she went to Cornell!"Cornell.



* FatIdiot: DJ is overweight and completely oblivious to how one should behave.



* NothingPersonal: Marty increasingly downgrades Deborah's presence in his casino because her market appeal is waning, which she takes personally. Marty repeatedly insists that he's personally a big fan of hers (and obviously romantically interested) but also has business responsibilities that take precedence over his personal feelings.



* SellOut: How Ava views Deborah. Justified in that by selling out, Deborah is able to make a lot of people happy and support herself as a single mother.

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* SellOut: How Ava views Deborah. Justified in that by selling out, Deborah is able to make a lot of people happy and support herself as a single mother.sell-out, telling the same old jokes, no longer pushing the envolope and doing nothing to progress the cause of women in comedy.



* SilverFox: Marty Ghilain, the handsome owner of the casino where Deborah performs, played by Creator/ChristopherMcDonald.

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* SilverFox: Marty Ghilain, the handsome owner of the casino where Deborah performs, played by Creator/ChristopherMcDonald. He's pursued by many women and has relationships with much younger women.



* SpoiledSweet: D.J. completely depends on her mother financially and throws the occasional tantrum, but she is friendly to Ava. Her criticisms of Deborah's parenting are also valid, and she is trying to be more independent.

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* SpoiledSweet: SpoiledSweet:
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D.J. completely depends on her mother financially and throws the occasional tantrum, but she is friendly to Ava. Her criticisms of Deborah's parenting are also valid, and she is trying to be more independent.


* ButNotTooBi: Averted with Ava. Her [[TheOneThatGotAway most significant ex]] is a woman, but she does have sex with a man.


* AngryBlackMan: Subverted with Marcus, who is soft-spoken and has trouble standing up to Deborah and his mom.


** Also Kayla, who only got her job because her father is Jimmy's boss.

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** Also Kayla, who only got her job because her father is Jimmy's boss.boss but is genuinely nice and even sets Ava up with a potentially career making opportunity all on her own.

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