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Basic Trope: A man sits around the house while his wife does all of the work.

  • Straight: Bob sits in his special armchair to watch the game. Meanwhile, his wife, Alice does all of the house work.
  • Exaggerated: Bob is never seen out of his armchair even once.
  • Downplayed: Bob sits in his armchair while Alice does the housework, but only because he's tired after a long day at work.
  • Justified:
    • Bob has a disability that prevents him from being able to help out around the house.
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    • Bob is a sexist pig who expects the woman to do all of the housework.
    • Bob is a Manchild who can't do anything, so his marriage to Alice is of the Parenting the Husband variant.
    • Bob, being the primary breadwinner, works hard outside the home (or thinks he does), seeing his home life as a chance to relax whilst Alice keeps the house.
  • Inverted: Alice sits around the house while Bob does all of the work.
  • Subverted: Bob is seen lounging around on the couch while Alice is working. She then berates Bob for just sitting there doing nothing, only for him to promptly get off his butt and obediently get to work...
  • Double Subverted: ...but after that's done, he goes right back to lounging around and grumbles under his breath about how annoying that was to do.
  • Averted: Bob and Alice both do their part to help out around the house.
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  • Lampshaded: "Bob, why don't you ever get off your lazy butt and help me out here?!"
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