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* MandatoryMotherhood: A recurring theme of the series; Bob and Margaret don't want kids but people think they should.

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* MandatoryMotherhood: A recurring theme of the series; Bob and Margaret don't want kids but people think they should. They did consider having a baby in an early episode but after spending some time with some friends and their obnoxious baby, they ultimately decided to remain childless.

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* DitzySecretary: Penny isn't actively ''ditzy'' so much as she's extremely apathetic, but she's equally useless in her job. Although Bob often fantasizes about her she isn't terribly attractive, either - he just happens to be in the middle of his HollywoodMidLifeCrisis and he'd probably imagine being with ''any'' woman other than Margaret.


* PrecisionFStrike: In "Friends For Dinner", Bob and Margaret play a board game with a couple. The object of the game is to guess whether the player would do the moral or immoral thing in an ethical dilemma. On Margaret's turn, her dilemma is that she borrowed some can openers from a neighbor and forgot to return them. Margaret, already cranky from not eating dinner (despite assuming that this couple would feed them), and now being accused of hypothetically not returning the can openers by said couple, lets an F-bomb loose, despite not cursing normally. The couple and even Bob [[ThisIsGonnaSuck are just a bit unnerved by this]]:
--> '''Margaret''': I wouldn't keep the ''fucking'' can openers.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Margaret gives one to the couple that had them over for a board game in "Friends For Dinner".

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* PrecisionFStrike: In "Friends For Dinner", Bob and Margaret play a board game with a couple.Neil and Moira. The object of the game is to guess whether the player would do the moral or immoral thing in an ethical dilemma. On Margaret's turn, her dilemma is that she borrowed some can openers from a neighbor and forgot to return them. Margaret, already cranky from not eating dinner (despite assuming that this the couple would feed them), and now being accused of hypothetically not returning the can openers by said couple, Neil, lets an F-bomb loose, despite not cursing normally. The couple Neil, Moira and even Bob [[ThisIsGonnaSuck are just a bit unnerved by this]]:
--> '''Margaret''': I wouldn't would not keep the ''fucking'' can openers.
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Margaret gives one to the couple that had them over for a board game Neil and Moira in "Friends For Dinner".


* RunningGag: The Canadians keep wanting to take showers in "The Discomfort of Strangers".

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* RunningGag: The Canadians keep wanting to take showers in "The Discomfort of Strangers".Strangers".
* {{Suburbia}}: Bob's cousin Melvin and his wife Cookie live in Mississauga, just west of Toronto.

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Oddly, no one really seems to remember this show, even in England, its home country.


''Bob and Margaret'' is a British/Canadian cartoon by Creator/{{Nelvana}}, Channel 4, and Global Television, based on the short ''Bob's Birthday''. It focuses on Bob and Margaret Fish, a middle-aged couple living in Balham in South London (later in Toronto). In the U.S., it aired on Creator/ComedyCentral.

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''Bob and Margaret'' is a British/Canadian cartoon by Creator/{{Nelvana}}, Channel 4, and Global Television, based on the short ''Bob's Birthday''.''WesternAnimation/BobsBirthday''. It focuses on Bob and Margaret Fish, a middle-aged couple living in Balham in South London (later in Toronto). In the U.S., it aired on Creator/ComedyCentral.


* MisplacedWildlife: In "Margaret Gets a Job" Bob and Margaret find a raccoon going through their trash.

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* MisplacedWildlife: In "Margaret Gets a Job" Bob and Margaret find a raccoon going through their trash.

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* MoodWhiplash: The above-mentioned hijacking scene, though thankfully imaginary, is a surprisingly morbid and violent spurt of BlackComedy from a show whose humor is otherwise fairly grounded and focused on the mundane.


* PrecisionFStrike: In "Friends For Dinner", Bob and Margaret play a board game with a couple. The object of the game is to guess whether the player would do the moral or immoral thing in an ethical dilemma. On Margaret's turn, her dilemma is that she borrowed some can openers from a neighbor and forgot to return them. Margaret, already cranky from not eating dinner (despite assuming that this couple would feed them), and now being accused of hypothetically not returning the can openers by said couple, lets an F-bomb loose, despite not cursing normally:
--> '''Margaret''': I wouldn't keep the fucking can openers.

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* PrecisionFStrike: In "Friends For Dinner", Bob and Margaret play a board game with a couple. The object of the game is to guess whether the player would do the moral or immoral thing in an ethical dilemma. On Margaret's turn, her dilemma is that she borrowed some can openers from a neighbor and forgot to return them. Margaret, already cranky from not eating dinner (despite assuming that this couple would feed them), and now being accused of hypothetically not returning the can openers by said couple, lets an F-bomb loose, despite not cursing normally:
normally. The couple and even Bob [[ThisIsGonnaSuck are just a bit unnerved by this]]:
--> '''Margaret''': I wouldn't keep the fucking ''fucking'' can openers.


* RousingSpeech: Averted in "The Dental Convention". Bob is asked by a fellow dentist to give a speech at a dentist's convention; he has severe writer's block and decides to throw out his speech and just wing it on stage. Instead of spouting a lot of "positive" buzz words and phrases, he mostly gripes and make wisecracks about the modern dentist industry. Surprisingly, it ends up winning over the crowd, which was sick of the kinds of speeches that all the other dentists gave.

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* RousingSpeech: Averted in "The Dental Convention". Bob is asked by a fellow dentist to give a speech at a dentist's convention; he has severe writer's block and decides to throw out his speech and just wing it on stage. Instead of spouting a lot of "positive" buzz words and phrases, he mostly gripes and make wisecracks about the modern dentist industry. Surprisingly, it ends up winning over the crowd, which was sick of the kinds of speeches that all the other dentists gave.gave.
* RunningGag: The Canadians keep wanting to take showers in "The Discomfort of Strangers".


* PrecisionFStrike:

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* PrecisionFStrike:PrecisionFStrike: In "Friends For Dinner", Bob and Margaret play a board game with a couple. The object of the game is to guess whether the player would do the moral or immoral thing in an ethical dilemma. On Margaret's turn, her dilemma is that she borrowed some can openers from a neighbor and forgot to return them. Margaret, already cranky from not eating dinner (despite assuming that this couple would feed them), and now being accused of hypothetically not returning the can openers by said couple, lets an F-bomb loose, despite not cursing normally:


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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Margaret gives one to the couple that had them over for a board game in "Friends For Dinner".

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Margaret gets her teeth cleaned at Dr. Stanway's in "A Tale of Two Dentists" because Bob can't fit her in for an appointment at his own practice. When Bob confronts her about it when she gets home, the conversation definitely is similar to one spouse having an affair. The scene even ends with Margaret accusing Bob of driving her to Stanway's and running upstairs crying.

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* AllJustADream: The plane hijacking in "Holiday".


''Bob and Margaret'' is a British/Canadian cartoon based on the short ''Bob's Birthday''. It focuses on Bob and Margaret Fish, a middle-aged couple living in Balham in South London (later in Toronto). Once aired on Creator/ComedyCentral.

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''Bob and Margaret'' is a British/Canadian cartoon by Creator/{{Nelvana}}, Channel 4, and Global Television, based on the short ''Bob's Birthday''. It focuses on Bob and Margaret Fish, a middle-aged couple living in Balham in South London (later in Toronto). Once In the U.S., it aired on Creator/ComedyCentral.

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