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* AdamWesting: Nancy Grace appears in the two part Season 2 finale caricaturing her own reputation as a muckraker who cares more for sensationalism than journalistic integrity.


** Jimmy tries to help a teenage boy go out with a teenage girl but the girl's father only catches part of the conversation and jumps to the conclusion that Jimmy is a pervert.

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** Jimmy tries to help a teenage boy go out with a teenage girl but the girl's father only catches part of the conversation (where Jimmy says he'd be happy to drive them around in his van) and jumps to the conclusion that Jimmy is a pervert.


* MistakenForPedophile: A debatable example, Burt is on the sex offenders register for having sex with a minor. When at court to get removed from it his lawyer steers him away from an elementary school class like he would do something. Nevermind the fact that...
** A. Burt committed the act when he was 17
** B. The girl in question was one year under the legal age, and he didn't know because she looked older.
** C. The minor he slept with Went on to become his wife and the only person he's 'ever' slept with. While he did technically do the crime his lawyer treats him like he is a stereotypical sex offender.

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* MistakenForPedophile: MistakenForPedophile:
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A debatable example, Burt is on the sex offenders register for having sex with a minor. When at court to get removed from it his lawyer steers him away from an elementary school class like he would do something. Nevermind the fact that...
** *** A. Burt committed the act when he was 17
** *** B. The girl in question was one year under the legal age, and he didn't know because she looked older.
** *** C. The minor he slept with Went on to become his wife and the only person he's 'ever' slept with. While he did technically do the crime his lawyer treats him like he is a stereotypical sex offender.offender.
** Jimmy tries to help a teenage boy go out with a teenage girl but the girl's father only catches part of the conversation and jumps to the conclusion that Jimmy is a pervert.


* ContinuitySnarl: The show doesn't seem to make up its mind on whether or not ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' is in the same universe, or that it is a TV show. Among other things, the series has been referenced through a [[TheMovie movie]] poster, and a TV commercial for the show... but Patty (the Daytime Hooker) has shown up a couple of times, and a TV news anchor very briefly mentions that "a small-time crook with a long list of wrongs he was making amends for, has finally finished" in ThePilot.

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* ContinuitySnarl: ContinuitySnarl:
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The show doesn't seem to make up its mind on whether or not ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' is in the same universe, or that it is a TV show. Among other things, the series has been referenced through a [[TheMovie movie]] poster, and a TV commercial for the show... but Patty (the Daytime Hooker) has shown up a couple of times, and a TV news anchor very briefly mentions that "a small-time crook with a long list of wrongs he was making amends for, has finally finished" in ThePilot.ThePilot.
** In Season 1, Jimmy is seen watching an episode of ''Series/YesDear'' only for Jimmy and Christine to appear in a later season, even talking about their sons Dominic and Logan, and interact with the main characters.


* FanDisservice: Maw Maw [[RunningGag usually walks around topless]] (mostly when she is "not-lucid"), as she doesn't seem to care at all what others may think of her. Cue the [[BrainBleach understandable moments]] where many characters have to stop her of doing so in public.

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* FanDisservice: Maw Maw [[RunningGag usually walks around topless]] (mostly when she is "not-lucid"), as she doesn't seem to care at all what others may think of her. Cue the [[BrainBleach understandable moments]] where many characters have to stop her of from doing so in public.


* FakeGuestStar: Cloris Leachman was credited as a guest star for the first season despite being prominently featured throughout the show, in the opening credits, and in all promotional material because of contractual issues. In later seasons, she gets [[CreditsGag credited]] as "And introducing Cloris Leachman" most likely as a reference to this situation.

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* FakeGuestStar: Cloris Leachman Creator/ClorisLeachman was credited as a guest star for the first season despite being prominently featured throughout the show, in the opening credits, and in all promotional material because of contractual issues. In later seasons, she gets [[CreditsGag credited]] as "And introducing Cloris Leachman" most likely as a reference to this situation.


* EarWorm : [[{{In-universe}} Discussed]] in season 4, episode 22. "I have to finish playing this, or it's just gonna go around and around in my head."

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* EarWorm : [[{{In-universe}} Discussed]] InUniverse Discussed in season 4, episode 22. "I have to finish playing this, or it's just gonna go around and around in my head."

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* GoodStepmother: Sabrina is this to Jimmy's daughter Hope, and eventually adopts her.

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** In "Inside Probe" (the episode), Virginia is yelling at Jimmy to come and watch "Inside Probe" (the tabloid show-within-the-show):
-->'''Virginia''': Jimmy, we captured a serial killer, that's all they're gonna show. That's all anyone cares about. You think if they showed the embarrassing things we do every single week anyone would want to watch that?
** In "I Want My Baby Back, Baby Back, Baby Back", [[spoiler: the judge awards custody of Hope back to Jimmy after Lucy gets (supposedly) killed again and]] the family remarks that:
-->'''Burt''': We make mistakes, but we always learn from them.
-->'''Virginia''': That's true. Seems like every week we learn a new lesson.


* HalwayPlotSwitch: A minor subversion occurs in "Sex, Clowns and Videotape": Burt and Virginia head to Virginia's storage unit to get a replacement microwave door, only to become distracted by discovering that the clown doll that is hiding their sex tape is in a unit that is going up for auction. Several scenes later, on the day of the auction, Burt shows up late, revealing to Virginia that he snuck into their unit to steal the microwave door they were originally focused on.

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* HalwayPlotSwitch: HalfwayPlotSwitch: A minor subversion occurs in "Sex, Clowns and Videotape": Burt and Virginia head to Virginia's storage unit to get a replacement microwave door, only to become distracted by discovering that the clown doll that is hiding their sex tape is in a unit that is going up for auction. Several scenes later, on the day of the auction, Burt shows up late, revealing to Virginia that he snuck into their unit to steal the microwave door they were originally focused on.

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* HalwayPlotSwitch: A minor subversion occurs in "Sex, Clowns and Videotape": Burt and Virginia head to Virginia's storage unit to get a replacement microwave door, only to become distracted by discovering that the clown doll that is hiding their sex tape is in a unit that is going up for auction. Several scenes later, on the day of the auction, Burt shows up late, revealing to Virginia that he snuck into their unit to steal the microwave door they were originally focused on.


--->'''Jimmy''': Did you see that movie Film/{{Inception}}? It was someone's dream to make that piece of crap.

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--->'''Jimmy''': Did you see that movie Film/{{Inception}}? ''Film/{{Inception}}''? It was someone's dream to make that piece of crap.

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** In "Extreme Howdy's Makeover", after bringing up how "[s]ome dreams are better off as dreams":
--->'''Jimmy''': Did you see that movie Film/{{Inception}}? It was someone's dream to make that piece of crap.

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** From "Extreme Howdy's Makeover", when Sabrina confronts Maxine (who claims to be Howdy's new owner):
--->'''Sabrina''': Why did you fire Barney? [[spoiler:That was not part of the plan.]]


** Burt's parents, who refuse to adapt to a less lavish lifestyle after spending all their money on luxuries and [[spoiler:they even lied to Burt by telling him that he's Jewish just so they can steal his Bat Mitzvah money.]]

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** Burt's parents, who refuse to adapt to a less lavish lifestyle after spending all their money on luxuries and [[spoiler:they even lied to Burt by telling him that he's Jewish just so they can steal his Bat Bar Mitzvah money.]]

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