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* Homage: ''Several'' episodes are obvious homages to famous or recently popular movies -- ''Film/MenInBlack'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', and ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' to name a few, as well as the FantasticVoyagePlot in the first episode and the Franchise/JamesBond spoof.

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* Homage: ''Several'' episodes are obvious homages to famous or recently popular movies -- ''Film/MenInBlack'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', ''Film/Ghostbusters1984'', and ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' to name a few, as well as the FantasticVoyagePlot in the first episode and the Franchise/JamesBond ''Franchise/JamesBond'' spoof.

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* Homage: ''Several'' episodes are obvious homages to famous or recently popular movies -- ''Film/MenInBlack'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'', and ''Film/{{Armageddon}}'' to name a few, as well as the FantasticVoyagePlot in the first episode and the Franchise/JamesBond spoof.

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* HalloweenEpisode: "Honey, Let's Trick or Treat" from Season 2. Wayne's Szalinski Scan-O-Caster can bring text to life in the form of sophisticated holograms, but a book about urban legends accidentally gets scanned. As a Halloween party approaches, all sorts of urban legends come to life and prey on the townspeople.


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* SpyFiction: "From Honey, With Love" parodies this. Wayne uses his gadgets to help a Bond-like Canadian spy agency take down a ruthless mastermind, and the family gets roped into being his back-up at the villain's glamorous party.


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* UrbanLegends: The HalloweenEpisode features a bunch of ones, including the HookHand and the SewerGator, being brought to life as HardLight holograms. The big twist is that Nick's newest friend (David Foaf) is himself an urban legend, being the '''f'''riend '''o'''f '''a''' '''f'''riend alluded to in all the stories. Wayne has to invent a new blaster to disrupt the holograms and send them back where they belong.


It continued where the first movie left off and follows the misadventures the Szalinski family as Wayne's inventions would usually cause some sort of incident that had to be resolved by the family. Later episodes introduced more and more supernatural elements in an attempt to compete with shows like ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', much to the annoyance of fans of pure science fiction.

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It continued where the first movie left off and follows the misadventures the Szalinski family as Wayne's inventions would usually cause some sort of incident that had to be resolved by the family. Later episodes introduced more and more supernatural elements in an attempt to compete with shows like ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'', much to the annoyance of fans of pure science fiction.

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* FlatEarthAtheist: The premise of one episode is based on Wayne not believing in magic, despite having previously encountered ghosts, a leprechaun, a god of dreams, a philosopher's stone, a magical ancient princess, and various other supernatural beings.


* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: "Honey, We're Past Tense" has the family going back to prehistoric times. Not only do they encounter both dinosaurs and cavemen but an overgrown monitor lizard which gets identified as a ''Tenontosaurus'' (a herbivorous ornithopod dinosaur).

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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: "Honey, We're Past Tense" has the family going back to prehistoric times. Not only do they They encounter not only both dinosaurs and cavemen and a ''TyrannosaurusRex'' but an overgrown monitor lizard which gets identified as a ''Tenontosaurus'' (a herbivorous ornithopod dinosaur).

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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: "Honey, We're Past Tense" has the family going back to prehistoric times. Not only do they encounter both dinosaurs and cavemen but an overgrown monitor lizard which gets identified as a ''Tenontosaurus'' (a herbivorous ornithopod dinosaur).


* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: One of these nurses Amy's sprained ankle in "Honey, He's Not Abominable".

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* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: One of these Bigfoot nurses Amy's sprained ankle in "Honey, He's Not Abominable".Abominable". He also has a wife, who is a Yeti.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: For a Disney show, there was a lot, such as the ColdOpening of "Honey, You're Living In The Past", where Wayne's new invention allowed anyone who used it to remember something from the past, which was shown on a screen, and when Nick uses it, Wayne accidentally punched in the time that was [[{{Squick}} 5 minutes before Nick was born]].
** Season Three's "Honey, We're On TV!" has the in-Universe LeaveItToBeaver pastiche where its kid main character named "Cooter Cleavage."

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
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For a Disney show, there was a lot, such as the ColdOpening of "Honey, You're Living In The Past", where Wayne's new invention allowed anyone who used it to remember something from the past, which was shown on a screen, and when Nick uses it, Wayne accidentally punched in the time that was [[{{Squick}} 5 minutes before Nick was born]].
** Season Three's "Honey, We're On TV!" has the in-Universe LeaveItToBeaver ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' pastiche where its kid main character named "Cooter Cleavage."

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: In one episode Wayne dismisses the concept of magic in preference to his super science, upsetting a trio of witches. Even after the witches start casting spells on him with no sound scientific explanation to justify the phenomenon, Wayne stands his ground that all magic is automatically fake and proceeds to engage in a [[TheMagicVersusTechnologyWar magic vs science battle]] with the witches.


Lasted for three seasons with 65 episodes under its belt (as it was a Disney show, that was the allotted number of episodes a show could have back then, despite this show being mostly syndicated). Peter Scolari was also praised for his portrayal of Wayne that some fans prefer him over Creator/RickMoranis.

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Lasted for three seasons with 65 episodes under its belt (as it was a Disney show, that was the allotted number of episodes a show could have back then, despite this show being mostly syndicated). Peter Scolari was also praised for his portrayal of Wayne Wayne, the character originally played by the beloved Creator/RickMoranis, to the point that some fans prefer him over Creator/RickMoranis.felt he was ''better''.

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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: In "Honey, the Garbage Is Taking Us Out", Wayne manages a epidemic that makes humans into garbage-consuming zombies. While the bite is infectious, they are not attempting to eat people and are TechnicallyLivingZombie's.

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* ArtifactTitle: The ShrinkRay was rarely ever used, aside from a 3 storylines and a few cameo uses.

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* ArtifactTitle: The ShrinkRay was rarely ever used, aside from a 3 storylines and a few cameo uses.

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