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%% * GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to overwhelming and persistent misuse, GCPTR is on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this in the future, please check the trope page to make sure your example fits the current definition.


* DotingParent: When Raymond starts attending grammar school, Ethel begins to low-key brag about their son to the neighbour. Even after her son comes home in a police van[[labelnote:*]]For context, Raymond was caught attempting to steal billiard cues from a golf club[[/labelnote]] and her neighbour confronts her about it, she fibs that Raymond was helping them with some detective work, in an attempt to save face.

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* DotingParent: When Raymond starts attending grammar school, Ethel begins to low-key brag about their son to the neighbour. Even after her son comes home in a police van[[labelnote:*]]For van[[note]]For context, Raymond was caught attempting to steal billiard cues from a golf club[[/labelnote]] club[[/note]] and her neighbour confronts her about it, she fibs that Raymond was helping them with some detective work, in an attempt to save face.


* SpiritualSuccessor: Jarringly enough, to ''ComicBook/WhenTheWindBlows'' as it stars a loving couple who...[[spoiler: erm, stop being alive by the end of their stories.]] The only key difference being that whilst that takes place in a fictional depiction of surviving a then-plausible nuclear war, this one is based on true events. Also, the couple from ''When the Wind Blows'' are based off of the author's parents whilst the couple in this one ''are'' the author's parents.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Jarringly enough, to ''ComicBook/WhenTheWindBlows'' as it stars a loving couple who...[[spoiler: erm, who, erm... stop being alive by the end of their stories.]] The only key difference being that whilst that takes place in a fictional depiction of surviving a then-plausible nuclear war, this one is based on true events. Also, the couple from ''When the Wind Blows'' are based off of the author's parents whilst the couple in this one ''are'' the author's parents.

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* FilmOfTheBook: Film of the graphic novel, to be exact.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: When Ernest invites Ethel to come and try out the springs on their new mattress, she cheekily refuses by saying, "it's broad daylight." Before that, Ernest also remarked "newlyweds need good springs" which prompted a small gasp from Ethel. Make of that what you will.

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: When Ernest invites Ethel GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to come overwhelming and try out persistent misuse, GCPTR is on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are reading this in the springs on their new mattress, she cheekily refuses by saying, "it's broad daylight." Before that, Ernest also remarked "newlyweds need good springs" which prompted a small gasp from Ethel. Make of that what you will.future, please check the trope page to make sure your example fits the current definition.


* LawOfInverseFertility: Ethel is upset at being unable to conceive properly as she approaches 37 and that despite being married for two years, they haven't had any children yet. Obviously, this is eventually averted since they would conceive a child who will grow up to be Raymond Briggs, the author and illustrator of this very story. They initially planned to have more, but because Ethel was severely weakened from the delivery along with her advanced age, the doctor warns Ernest that having another child could kill her. This results in Raymond being an only child for the rest of his life.

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* LawOfInverseFertility: Ethel is upset at being unable to conceive properly as she approaches 37 and that despite being married for two years, they haven't had any children yet. Obviously, this is they eventually averted since they would conceive a child who will grow up to be Raymond Briggs, the author and illustrator of this very story. They initially planned to have more, but because Ethel was severely weakened from the delivery along perhaps having to do with her advanced age, the doctor warns Ernest that having another child could kill her. This results in Raymond being an only child for the rest of his life.


* LawOfInverseFertility: Ethel is upset at being unable to conceive properly as she approaches 37 and that despite being married for two years, they haven't had any children yet. Obviously, this is eventually averted since they would conceive a child who will grow up to be Raymond Briggs, the author and illustrator of this very story. Initially, they planned to have more, but because Ethel was severely weakened from the delivery along with her advanced age, the doctor warns Ernest that having another child could kill her. This results in Raymond being an only child for the rest of his life.

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* LawOfInverseFertility: Ethel is upset at being unable to conceive properly as she approaches 37 and that despite being married for two years, they haven't had any children yet. Obviously, this is eventually averted since they would conceive a child who will grow up to be Raymond Briggs, the author and illustrator of this very story. Initially, they They initially planned to have more, but because Ethel was severely weakened from the delivery along with her advanced age, the doctor warns Ernest that having another child could kill her. This results in Raymond being an only child for the rest of his life.


* LawOfInverseFertility: Ethel is upset at being unable to conceive properly due to her advanced age and that despite being married for two years, they haven't had any children yet. Obviously, they eventually conceived a son who will grow up to be author and illustrator Raymond Briggs. Initially, they planned to have more, but because Ethel was severely weakened from the delivery along with being 38 years old, the doctor warns Ernest that having another child could kill her. This results in Raymond being an only child for the rest of his life.

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* LawOfInverseFertility: Ethel is upset at being unable to conceive properly due to her advanced age as she approaches 37 and that despite being married for two years, they haven't had any children yet. Obviously, they this is eventually conceived averted since they would conceive a son child who will grow up to be Raymond Briggs, the author and illustrator Raymond Briggs. of this very story. Initially, they planned to have more, but because Ethel was severely weakened from the delivery along with being 38 years old, her advanced age, the doctor warns Ernest that having another child could kill her. This results in Raymond being an only child for the rest of his life.life.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: When Ernest asks Ethel if she and her family grew up in that one house, she lists down her ten other siblings in chronological order.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: When Ernest invites Ethel to come and try out the springs on their new mattress, she cheekily refuses by saying, "it's broad daylight." Before that, Ernest also remarked "newlyweds need good springs" which prompted a small gasp from Ethel. Make of that what you will.


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* LawOfInverseFertility: Ethel is upset at being unable to conceive properly due to her advanced age and that despite being married for two years, they haven't had any children yet. Obviously, they eventually conceived a son who will grow up to be author and illustrator Raymond Briggs. Initially, they planned to have more, but because Ethel was severely weakened from the delivery along with being 38 years old, the doctor warns Ernest that having another child could kill her. This results in Raymond being an only child for the rest of his life.


* DeliberateValuesDissonance:

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance:DeliberateValuesDissonance: Given its setting in what is basically the beginning and middle of the 20th century, attitudes that would be considered dated nowadays are briefly touched upon.

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* TheRoaringTwenties: Ernest meets Ethel during this period. It's most obvious when they go to a cinema to see a silent movie and walk through the streets with loud jazz music blaring in the background. They even encounter a sharply dressed couple with one of them being a [[TheFlapper flapper]].


* NosyNeighbour: Mrs. Bennett is a minor one. Ethel herself also sort of counts as one due to her DotingParent tendencies. Ernest even tells her at one point that going on about their son to Mrs. Bennett is in poor taste since her, their neighbour's son, did not go very far in life.

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* NosyNeighbour: Mrs. Bennett is a minor one. Ethel herself also sort of counts as one due to her DotingParent tendencies. Ernest even tells her at one point that going on about their son to Mrs. Bennett is in poor taste since her, their neighbour's son, Mrs. Bennett's own son did not go very far in life.


* AuthorAvatar: Raymond, obviously, who is Ethel and Ernest's son. An interesting case in that he's delegated to a minor character while his parents take the spotlight as the main leads.

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* AuthorAvatar: Raymond, obviously, who since he is Ethel and Ernest's son. An interesting case in What little we see of him is that he's delegated closer to a minor character while his parents take the spotlight as the main leads.father than his mother, and that they get along fairly well even after he's moved out with his wife.


* SpiritualSuccessor: Jarringly enough, to ComicBook/WhenTheWindBlows as it stars a loving couple who...[[spoiler: erm, stop being alive by the end of their stories.]] The only key difference being that whilst that takes place in a fictional depiction of surviving a then-plausible nuclear war, this one is based on true events. And that whilst the couple from ''When the Wind Blows'' are based off of the author's parents, the couple in this one ''are'' the author's parents.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Jarringly enough, to ComicBook/WhenTheWindBlows ''ComicBook/WhenTheWindBlows'' as it stars a loving couple who...[[spoiler: erm, stop being alive by the end of their stories.]] The only key difference being that whilst that takes place in a fictional depiction of surviving a then-plausible nuclear war, this one is based on true events. And that whilst Also, the couple from ''When the Wind Blows'' are based off of the author's parents, parents whilst the couple in this one ''are'' the author's parents.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: Jarringly enough, to ComicBook/WhenTheWindBlows as it stars a loving couple who...[[spoiler: erm, stop being alive by the end of their stories.]] The only key difference being that whilst that takes place in a fictional depiction of surviving a then-plausible nuclear war, this one is based on true events. And that whilst the couple from ''When the Wind Blows'' are based off of the author's parents, the couple in this one ''are'' the author's parents.

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