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* Larry: The middle child at 16, a rather geeky effeminate boy, who Dave thinks is gay, but is actually heterosexual.

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* Larry: The middle child at 16, a rather geeky effeminate boy, who Dave thinks is gay, but is actually heterosexual.straight.


* AManIsAlwaysEager: Subverted! When the Golds leave Kenny alone at home with his boyfriend Dylan, Dave has to have "the talk" with Kenny because, he reasons, men are animals and a man, unlike a woman, is never going to say "no". But when Kenny is finally alone with Dylan, he immediately blurts out he doesn't want to have sex with him and that he's a virgin. Dylan admits the situation is new to him too and also doesn't want to have sex yet. They wind up watching ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' together instead.



* ComingOutStory: Kenny

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* ComingOutStory: KennyKenny. Note that this is to the other characters only - we know from his very first inner monologue that he accepts himself as gay and is not "confused" or questioning and doesn't go on a journey of self-discovery.



* TransparentCloset: Again, Kenny

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* TransparentCloset: Again, KennyKenny. The only one who doesn't know, naturally, is his best friend and crush Larry, though even Larry notices his "gay" mannerisms and will comment on them from time to time.

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* AdultFear: One episode revolves around Dave freaking out over the coming effects of global warming and going to ridiculous extents to make his kids use less electricity. Vicky eventually figures out he's actually just projecting his own fears of the kids growing up and becoming independent.


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* ShotgunWedding: A flashback reveals this happened to Dave and Vicky when she got pregnant with Hilary; the flashback shows the two crying miserably while staring at a positive pregnancy test and Dave depressedly asking if Vicky wants to marry him.


American sitcom that lasted two seasons on {{Creator/FOX}}, from 2005 to 2007. The premise is that Creator/MichaelRapaport plays father and husband David Gold and has to deal with the chaos that is his family.

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American sitcom DomCom that lasted for two seasons (200507) on {{Creator/FOX}}, from 2005 to 2007.Creator/{{Fox}}. The premise is that Creator/MichaelRapaport plays father and husband David Gold and has to deal with the chaos that is his family.


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American sitcom that lasted two seasons on {{Fox}}, from 2005 to 2007. The premise is that Creator/MichaelRapaport plays father and husband David Gold and has to deal with the chaos that is his family.

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American sitcom that lasted two seasons on {{Fox}}, {{Creator/FOX}}, from 2005 to 2007. The premise is that Creator/MichaelRapaport plays father and husband David Gold and has to deal with the chaos that is his family.


-->'''David:''' Who knew Hilary? You're the Gaymaker. The last stop on the train to Gay-ville. Sprinkle on a little Hilary, and (waves hand)HELLO!

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-->'''David:''' Who knew Hilary? You're the Gaymaker. The last stop on the train to Gay-ville. Sprinkle on a little Hilary, and (waves hand)HELLO!hand) HELLO!


-->'''Hillary:'''Wait wait wait, you mean my Dylan, is now your Dylan?
-->'''David:'''Who knew Hilary? You're the Gaymaker. The last stop on the train to Gay-ville. Sprinkle on a little Hilary, and (waves hand)HELLO!

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-->'''Hillary:'''Wait -->'''Hillary:''' Wait wait wait, you mean my Dylan, is now your Dylan?
-->'''David:'''Who -->'''David:''' Who knew Hilary? You're the Gaymaker. The last stop on the train to Gay-ville. Sprinkle on a little Hilary, and (waves hand)HELLO!

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* DCupDistress: Hilary is suffering ACupAngst, wishing that she had larger breasts like her mother. Mom says that having big breasts is a pain in the back, literally.


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* PedophilePriest: Played with, one episode has Mike convinced that the local priest was a pedophile, so he attempts to seduce him so he can report him to the cops.
* PromIsForStraightKids: Kenny, after [[TransparentCloset finally came out of the closet]], he decided to go to prom with his boyfriend Dylan, but the school wouldn't allow it. This manages to get to the local news, only to lead to him getting taken by Child Services, seeing as the Golds weren't his actual parents.


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* ThereIsOnlyOneBed: Dave, Larry and Kenny stay in a motel room with only two beds. Dave ends up sleeping on the floor because he doesn't want Kenny sleeping with neither Larry nor himself.
* TokenMinority: Kenny, being the token Middle Eastern character, as well as the Token gay character.

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* CampStraight: Larry, the middle son, alarms his Archie Bunker-like father with his non-macho behavior, such as participating in the school musical and dressing as a woman (although most of his schemes are attempts to get girls), and he suspects that he and his nerdy best friend, Kenny, are more than friends. Turns out Larry's straight... but Kenny ain't.

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* LastHetRomance: While Kenny was living with the Golds, his date Dylan stops by, which leads to hilarity, as Hilary discovers that it's her ex-boyfriend.
-->'''Hillary:'''Wait wait wait, you mean my Dylan, is now your Dylan?
-->'''David:'''Who knew Hilary? You're the Gaymaker. The last stop on the train to Gay-ville. Sprinkle on a little Hilary, and (waves hand)HELLO!


* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: Lampshaded at the beginning of "Cheers":
-->'''Dave''': When I was a kid, all I wanted to do was sneak into "R" rated movies. In my mind, "R" stood for "really good." Nowadays, there's warnings and ratings on everyhing; video games, music, booze, cigarettes. You think these warnings would keep kids away from all these things. When, actually, it's sending up a flare saying, "Hey, look. Good stuff over here."
-->''Disclaimer appears on screen: "Due to the mature subject matter, the following episode may not be suitable for all family members.''
-->'''Dave''': (Glances down at disclaimer) See? Makes you wanna watch even more, doesn't it?


Of note was the recurring character Kenny, Larry's best friend, who had a crush on Larry and came out in the second season.

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Of note was the recurring character Kenny, [[Creator/RamiMalek Kenny]], Larry's best friend, who had a crush on Larry and came out in the second season.


American sitcom that lasted two seasons on {{Fox}}, from 2005 to 2007. The premise is that Michael Rapaport plays father and husband David Gold and has to deal with the chaos that is his family.

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American sitcom that lasted two seasons on {{Fox}}, from 2005 to 2007. The premise is that Michael Rapaport Creator/MichaelRapaport plays father and husband David Gold and has to deal with the chaos that is his family.


''Disclaimer appears on screen: "Due to the mature subject matter, the following episode may not be suitable for all family members.''

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''Disclaimer -->''Disclaimer appears on screen: "Due to the mature subject matter, the following episode may not be suitable for all family members.''


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* WhiteVoidRoom: All the main characters take a turn at [[BreakingTheFourthWall talking to the audience]] in one of these.

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