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Judith gets worried when Jake draws the tattooed buttocks of Charlie's female surfer friend for a school assignment.


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  • Ambiguously Gay: Cindy, who is one of the few women that hasn't slept with Charlie, is athletic and surfs a lot, is oblivious to his trying to seduce her and she prefers to spending time with Judith who she wins over easily over their dislike of men.
    Alan: Cindy's not interested in you and Judith thinks she's gay.
    Charlie: Huh, well there ya go.
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  • Butch Lesbian: Cindy is mistaken for this. While she is tomboyish and athletic, she doesn't return any of Charlie's affection and gets along well with Judith, making her sexuality more ambiguous.
  • Depraved Homosexual / Depraved Bisexual: Judith calls Alan and Charlie out on this when both men easily asdime she sleeps around with man or woman after 12 years of marriage.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Charlie tries and fails to seduce Cindy.
  • Does Not Like Men: Both Cindy and Judith bond over the troubled terrible men in their lives.
  • Double Entendre: Judith saying to Alan that she's really enjoying her friendship with Cindy.
  • Freudian Excuse: Both Cindy and Judith have troubled relationships with their abusive fathers and ended up marrying men just like them.
  • Girl of the Week: Cindy for Charlie.
  • Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: Charlie likes this idea when he hears that Cindy and Judith surf and shower together. Alan finds this hard to believe and this assumption makes Judith angry.
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  • Cure Your Gays: Charlie believes that Alan can convince the ambiguously gay Judith to take him back and that maybe "she'll come back to the home team."
  • Green-Eyed Monster: While trying to be a more supportive ex (so that maybe Judith could take him back), Alan grows increasingly angry and jealous at Cindy and Judith's new close friendship.
  • Innocent Fan Service Girl: Cindy has no idea that she accidentally flashed her panties while Jake was in the same room eating breakfast. Often time when she does anything or say anything that comes off the wrong way to some, she has no idea that she's done it.
  • Irony:Judith instantly developing a friendship with Cindy, ironically the same scantily clad woman in the picture Jake drew.
  • Love Triangle: Alan/Judith/Cindy. At least, Alan thinks it is.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Judith's new friendship with Charlie's athletic friend Cindy becomes this, with Alan increasingly concerned that the two women are dating, if not jealous.
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  • Mistaken for Romance: Alan and Charlie easily misinterpreted Judith's new close friendship with Cindy as romance.
  • No Bisexuals: As usual, everyone in the Harper household assume Judith to being simply gay and her and Cindy being possible lovers, rather than consider the possibility that Judith could be bisexual. Charlie even tries to convince Alan to be supportive to Judith just so he could possibly "flip her back to the home team".
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Alan, when Judith gets mad and calls him a "pompous, assuming, bastard" for thinking that she and Cindy were lovers.
    • Charlie, when Judith yells at him and he figures out that she knows get assumed she and Cindy were lovers.
    • Alan, when he sees that Cindy and Judith had just finished surfing together and they both to shower.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Judith delivers one to Alan after he assumes she and Cindy were lovers and that she sleeps around.
    Judith: You pompous assuming bastard. You think I'm sleeping with her? I just got out of a 12 year marriage and you think I would jump into bed with someone I just met — man or woman? You should be ashamed of yourself! Two women become friends and you jump to the conclusion they're having sex! Where do you get that kind of sleazy thinking?!
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: After accidentally seeing Cindy flash her panties and buttocks as she was reaching for something, Jake draws a picture of it at school (as the school subject was "draw something interesting you see around the house") and he gets in trouble for it. Since he's only 10, this made Judith concerned enough to bother Charlie.
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