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West: Your mother should have taught you to tell the truth!
Dorothy: I'm not lying! I don't know her!
West: Your own mother? [beat] Even dogs know the bitch from whence they came.

"To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness."

"There is probably no more terrible instance of enlightenment than the one in which you discover your father is a man — with human flesh."

Scrooge: I'm not used to relatives either. The few I had seem to have... disappeared.
Huey, Dewey and Louie: We know how that feels, Unca Scrooge.

Kitty: Eric, I'm sure she's not abandoning Steven. She's his mother!
Eric: Mom, her exact words were "I know I'm your mother, but I'm abandoning you, Steven."

"Okay, basically, my parents abandoned me, I was being raised by ocelots."
Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Phineas and Ferb

"Father left home, poor mother died
Leaving Susie alone
Grandfather's soul too had flown...
No one to care..."
Michael Jackson, "Little Susie"

Natsuru: Oh, of course. The missing parents. What is it this time? Dead? Fugitives?
Shizuku: Diplomats.
Natsuru: Oh, okay.
Kämpfer Abridged

"Do you have any family movies that have families in them?"
Daryl, Baby Blues

"No, you know what, uncle Phil? I'll get through college without him, I'll get a great job without him, I'll marry me a beautiful honey and I'm having a whole bunch of kids. I'll be a better father than he ever was. And I sure as hell don't need him for that, 'cause there ain't a damn thing he can ever teach me about how to love my kids!"
[long pause]
Silver: Didn't your pap ever teach you to pick your fights a bit more carefully?
[Jim looks away]
Silver: Your father not the teachin' sort?
Jim: No. He was more the "taking off and never coming back" sort.

Aoi: Parents who abuse their kids for their crazy agendas are nothing but a bad influence on them!
SD: So you say and, yet, it seems you do not even know your parents.
Aoi: So what! I have friends who are much more important than some parents I never knew!
Aoi: Gura also realized that: the friends who cared for him matter way more than some selfish dad!
Aoi: That kid's cries wouldn't reach you, so I'll give you a piece of my mind in his stead!
Aoi: Let's do this, Space Devil!
Third Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-hen

"Your refusal to face reality, content to watch us from afar. Don't make me laugh! There's only one truth here. You, my own parents, you abandoned us!"
Lelouch vi Britannia, Code Geass

"When I was four, I was abandoned by my father. Not that I ever saw him that often even when Mother was alive...but...I can still feel the pain, Asuka. The loneliness...being rejected like that. I don't want my daughter to ever feel the same way. Not if I can make sure it doesn't happen. If you'll allow me to be there..."
Shinji, The Child of Love, chapter 5

"Three thousand, five hundred and forty nine. It's the number of days since my Father sent me off to live with my uncle. It also happens to be the number of days since anyone from the rest of my extended family bothered to so much as acknowledge that I even existed."

"My parents died when they were young, and it was morbid,
But at least they didn't ditch while they were alive like yours did!
Oh shit! World War too soon?
Well, Teddy's dropping bombs so you best go hide in your tube!"

Let's do this again in another 10 years.
Dr Andonuts after reuniting with his son after 10 years, EarthBound

When I was ten, my family moved to Downers Grove, Illinois. When I was twelve, I found them.
Emo Phillips

"Oh yeah, I went nuts at first. But hey, I figure I could literally sell [my son] for booze and still be a better mom than Raven ever was."

Sir Gavin: You guys are storyboarding my death?! How could you! I am the protagonist's father!
Walt Disney: (walks in) Ah, but Sir Gavin, this is Disney.
Sir Gavin: (gasp) This is a Disney Film?! I'm a "Disney" Parent?! murderers!


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