Daddy's Daughters (Папины дочки, Papiny Dochki) is a Russian Dom Com that premiered on CTC in 2007.
The show is about the life of Sergei Vasnetsov (Andrei Leonov), whose wife Ludmila (Nonna Grishaeva) left him to raise their five daughters (Miroslava Karpovich, Anastasia Sivaeva, Darya Melnikova, Liza Arzamasova, and Katya Starshova) in Moscow.
For a couple of years, the show kept this format, but then Ludmila returned and Sergei went home to Krasnoyarsk for a while. Eventually, they reunited and had a son, while the older daughters have begun to work or to study in universities.
The show claims to be Russia's first original sitcom, and has received several awards.
This series provides examples of:
- Bound and Gagged: Maria when she is caught by the guards in the office.
- Bouquet Toss: At Dasha's wedding in Episode 271, the bouquet goes to Sergei and Ludmila.
- The Cobbler's Children Have No Shoes: Sergei is a family therapist, but his own family is screwed up.
- Four-Philosophy Ensemble / Four-Temperament Ensemble
- Sanguine/Optimist: Maria (most outgoing, but also does not think too deeply
- Melancholic/Cynic: Dasha (though less so once she leaves the Goths)
- Choleric/Realist: Eugenia (most active)
- Phlegmatic/Supine/Apathetic/Conflicted: Galina Sergeevna (her character waves around a lot depending on the episode)
- Pugovka does not fit into the Cast Calculus...yet....
- Gratuitous English: "Understand me?" and "No money, no honey!" in Episode 270 courtesy of Eugenia.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: Five daughters and a newborn son.
- Moscow: The setting of the show.
- Put on a Bus: Sergei, when Ludmila returned. Also Eugenia when she became the press secretary of the Prime Minister.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: When Maria went to "Baumanka" (short for "Bauman Moscow State Technical University"), she formed this kind of duo with Veniamin ("Venik").
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Eugenia and Galina Sergeevna, and in Real Life the actresses Darya Melnikova and Liza Arzamasova.
- Trash the Set: Dasha in Episode 173 when she leaves the Goths.
- Vanity License Plate: Dasha's reads E-666-MO ("EMO-666"). In Russia, you cannot get really non-standard plates, but you can get those that conform to the three letters and three numbers standard but still read something unusual.
- Youngest Child Wins: Pugovka always gets the last word.