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* OhNoNotAgain: In "Blood, Sweat and Tears", Bob and Margaret try playing tennis to work out because their masseur is getting tired of having to fix Margaret's spine. Despite this, at the end of the episode, Margaret throw her back out trying to pickup a ball.
-->'''Manseur:''' I am sick and tired of telling you!


* AffablyEvil: The burglars.

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* AffablyEvil: The Beany and Boney, the burglars.



* CultureClash: Happens in a third season episode when Bob tries to get a driver's license in Canada.

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* CultureClash: Happens in a third the season three episode "Driving Bob", when Bob tries to get a driver's license in Canada.



* 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.

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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 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.



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* FourFingeredHandsFatAndSkinny: Boney and Beany, the burglars in the British seasons, as well as Trevor and Joyce, Bob and Margaret's neighbors in the Canadian seasons.
* FourFingeredHands: Becomes rather noticeable in the episode "Cuckoo in the Nest", as Margaret supervises her student, Nathan, diagnosing a patient's foot, he notes that there's some flakiness around the fourth and fifth toes, despite the patient only having ''four'' toes.



--> '''Reporter''': The so-called Dr. Stanway had previously set up a bogus orthodontic surgery. A spokesman for the police said that he'll be cleaning plaque off the inside of a toilet for the next few years now. ''(chuckles)'' That's a good one, I like that. ''(chuckles)'' Oh gosh... let's have a look at the weather.

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--> '''Reporter''': The "The so-called Dr. Stanway had previously set up a bogus orthodontic surgery. A spokesman for the police said that he'll be cleaning plaque off the inside of a toilet for the next few years now. ''(chuckles)'' That's a good one, I like that. ''(chuckles)'' Oh gosh... let's have a look at the weather."



* HeterosexualLifePartners: Beany and Boney the burglars.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Beany and Boney Boney, the burglars.



* 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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* 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 the season one episode, "A Night In", but after spending some time with some friends and their obnoxious baby, they ultimately decided to remain childless. childless.



* PrecisionFStrike: In "Friends For Dinner", Bob and Margaret play a board game with 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 the couple would feed them), and now being accused of hypothetically not returning the can openers by Neil, lets an F-bomb loose, despite not cursing normally. Neil, Moira and even Bob [[ThisIsGonnaSuck are just a bit unnerved by this]]:
--> '''Margaret''': I would not keep the ''fucking'' can opener.

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* PrecisionFStrike: In "Friends For Dinner", Bob and Margaret play a board game with 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 the couple would feed them), and now being accused of hypothetically not returning the can openers by Neil, lets an F-bomb loose, despite not cursing normally. Neil, Moira Moira, [[AnimalReactionShot their fish]] and even Bob [[ThisIsGonnaSuck are just a bit unnerved by this]]:
--> '''Margaret''': I "I would not keep the ''fucking'' can opener."



--> '''Margaret''': "Oh, good, another Domestic Dilemma. This is for you, Neil. 'You and your lovely wife are guests for dinner at a friend's house. You are fed delicious, carefully prepared food and are invited back on a number of occasions. Eventually, you feel just a bit guilty, and then invite these friends back to your house. Do you give them a nice dinner, akin to what you have received, or do you give them a glass of wine and a little bowl of dry roasted peanuts?'"
--> ''(Bob, Neil and Moira all chuckle nervously)''
--> '''Moira''': "Wh-what--what do you mean? I-Is this a joke?"
--> '''Margaret''': "Let me save you the trouble! I'll tell you what you would do! You would give them the nuts and the wine and you would make them play this stupid game, because you are--and let's be honest, because otherwise, 'what's the point of the game?'--you are ''selfish'', ''rude'', and incredibly dull people who I cannot stomach ''being with'' for another second!"
--> ''(Neil and Moira gasp in shock as Margaret storms out, leaving Bob behind. After a few moments, Margaret storms back in)''
--> '''Margaret''': "We're having another big dinner party of the 12th! Why don't you two go ''bowling?!''" ''(she storms out again, slamming the door)''



* VomitIndiscretionShot: Happens to baby Morris in A Night In and Little Tiffany in The Wedding.

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* VomitIndiscretionShot: Happens to baby Baby Morris in A "A Night In In" and Little Tiffany in The Wedding."The Wedding".


''Bob and Margaret'' is a British/Canadian cartoon by Creator/{{Nelvana}}, Channel 4, and Global Television, based on the short ''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.

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''Bob and Margaret'' is a British/Canadian cartoon by Creator/{{Nelvana}}, Channel 4, and Global Television, Creator/GlobalTelevisionNetwork, based on the short ''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.

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* Fainting: Margaret does this in "A Tale of Two Dentists" and "A Night In".

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* Fainting: {{Fainting}}: Margaret does this in "A Tale of Two Dentists" and "A Night In".

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* Fainting: Margaret does this in "A Tale of Two Dentists" and "A Night In".


* VomitIndiscretionShot: Happens to baby Morris A Night In and Little Tiffany in The Wedding.

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* VomitIndiscretionShot: Happens to baby Morris in A Night In and Little Tiffany in The Wedding.


* {{Suburbia}}: Bob's cousin Melvin and his wife Cookie live in Mississauga, just west of Toronto.

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* {{Suburbia}}: Bob's cousin Melvin and his wife Cookie live in Mississauga, just west of Toronto.Toronto.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Happens to baby Morris A Night In and Little Tiffany in The Wedding.


* 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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