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* EightiesHair: Jean's hair is very big and very long.


* OneSteveLimit: Apparently, the Engvalls have daughters named "Beth" and "Bethany".

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* OneSteveLimit: Apparently, the Engvalls have daughters named "Beth" and "Bethany"."Bethany", as well as "Belizabeth".

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* MoodWhiplash: In the first episode during a sweet montage of the family members bonding and having fun is soon broken by an image of Bill using hairspray on himself.


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* OneSteveLimit: Apparently, the Engvalls have daughters named "Beth" and "Bethany".


It's essentially a spoof/TakeThat at the Duggar family, the well-known family of ''Series/NineteenKidsAndCounting''; however, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement it's still best to proceed with caution with editing.]]

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It's essentially a spoof/TakeThat at the Duggar family, the well-known family of ''Series/NineteenKidsAndCounting''; however, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement [[Administrivia/RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment it's still best to proceed with caution with editing.]]


''Kid Farm'' is a 2011 web video series by comedian Pete Holmes.

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''Kid Farm'' is a 2011 web video series by comedian Pete Holmes.Creator/PeteHolmes.



* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Bolivia in "The Date":
-->'''Bolivia''': Daddy says I'm allergic to salad. And the liberal media. And pants.
* BaitAndSwitch:
** In the pilot episode as the school bus is pulling off to ostensibly take the children to school, it then does a U-turn and bring them all back to the Engvall front door as they're homeschooled.
** In "The Zoo", JP scolds Bradley for urinating in the sink...without running the faucet, which he then turns on.



* CompletelyMissingThePoint: Jean's reasoning of why they buy processed foods only in bulk, beyond it's much cheaper:
-->"I mean, food doesn't grows on trees."



* OhCrap: This was Bill and Jean's reactions to finding out about the similar Duggle family, who were expecting their 20th child, and their new show, ''Massive Family'' [[DuelingShows which will be sharing their timeslot.]]



* StepfordSmiler: Bill, Jean and Lizzy sport these throughout the episodes, even in the most awkward of situations.



* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Some of the names are just regular names with the letter B in front of it or replacing the other letter, like Bolivia, Belizabeth and, most hilariously, Beter.

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* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Some of the names are just regular names with the letter B in front of it or replacing the other letter, like Bolivia, Belizabeth and, most hilariously, Beter.Beter and Bamantha.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Pre-teen Becky knows about that vegetables are better than the bulk foods the family usually eats and wished to go to college when she gets the chance.


It's essentially one big TakeThat at The Duggar family, the well-known family of ''Series/NineteenKidsAndCounting''; however, editing with care is still in effect here as well.

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It's essentially one big TakeThat a spoof/TakeThat at The the Duggar family, the well-known family of ''Series/NineteenKidsAndCounting''; however, editing with care is [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement it's still in effect here as well.

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* TheGhost: Began, who goes missing in one episode. It's eventually learned that [[spoiler: there was no child named Began; Bill was eating ''bacon'' one night and talked in his sleep about it leading up to the confusion.]]

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* TheGhost: Began, Began (pronounced "Bay-gan"), who goes missing in one episode. It's eventually learned that [[spoiler: there was no child named Began; Bill was eating ''bacon'' one night and talked in his sleep about it leading up to the confusion.]]]]
* HappilyMarried: Bill and Jean, in spite of JP's jealousy and interference.



* TokenMinority: Batron, their obviously adopted Black son.

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* TokenMinority: Batron, their obviously adopted Black son.son.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: PlayedForLaughs with some of the behavior the Engvall children display, such as four-year-old BB drinking coffee and declaring "I'm a Daddy now!" (as the children as young as her age learn to "parent" the younger children), one of the boys expressing how sad they're going to be when "sinful" Cousin Jaime goes to Hell and most infamously, the "birthing game" when the children all coach the one child (Bartholomew) in labor.
* WackyMarriageProposal: Downplayed: while it was considered wacky to everyone else (BJ presented Lizzy with a large stack of mylar balloons as if it were her birthday instead, he asked her to marry him all in one word--"Lizzywillyoumarryme?"--and didn't make eye contact with her during it to boot), Lizzy herself ''knew'' what getting balloons meant. Even better, before she could answer for herself, her father preemptively said "She will".
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Some of the names are just regular names with the letter B in front of it or replacing the other letter, like Bolivia, Belizabeth and, most hilariously, Beter.
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''Kid Farm'' is a 2011 web video series by comedian Pete Holmes.

The series details the lives of Bill and Jean Engvall (not the comedian) and their 17 kids[[note]]give or take[[/note]] and their daily lives.

It's essentially one big TakeThat at The Duggar family, the well-known family of ''Series/NineteenKidsAndCounting''; however, editing with care is still in effect here as well.

!!'''The series provides examples of the following jokes:'''

* AmbiguousDisorder: The oldest child, BJ, has some rather obvious delays and is pretty awkward, to boot.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Bill worries that his one son, Bartholomew, could be this simply because the boy likes cooking, singing and dancing. This causes him to beg for a football and some beef jerky.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: PlayedForLaughs with Jean, who years earlier had went on a date with JP and had forgotten about what happened on it, but he remembered everything, right down to the restaurant's location and what she ordered.
* DeathGlare: JP gives one at the end of the first episode after learning Jean was pregnant again.
* TheGhost: Began, who goes missing in one episode. It's eventually learned that [[spoiler: there was no child named Began; Bill was eating ''bacon'' one night and talked in his sleep about it leading up to the confusion.]]
* KnownOnlyByTheirNickname: BJ is seldom referred to by his real name Bill, Jr. Likewise, JP was only called John Paul in the first episode as was BJ's girlfriend Lizzy being exclusively called that instead of her full name, Elizabeth. Even more played straight with younger daughter BB, but that may be her actual name.
* NutritionalNightmare: An episode where BJ and his girlfriend Lizzy were on a chaperoned date had the girls preparing a "special meal", which consisted of shell noodles, mayonnaise, sprinkles, jelly, tater tots and even inedible things like uncooked ramen bricks and miniature toys.
* OnlySaneWoman: Cousin Jaime.
* RunningGag:
** Bill wearing the baby carriers (yes, plural).
** People being interviewed about the Engvalls always asking how big Jean's pussy is.
* TokenMinority: Batron, their obviously adopted Black son.

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