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A reality show on A&E following the life of KISS bassist Gene Simmons and his family. Similar in format to The Osbournes.


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  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Shannon, less so (except when she dragged her 21 year old son, Nick, to a strip club on his birthday), but Gene, hoo boy.
  • Big Fancy House
  • Bumbling Dad
  • Cerebus Syndrome: With Gene's affairs, the 'will-they-or-won't-they' wedding and the later adoption plotline, the began to suffer from this in later seasons.
  • Cool Shades: Gene wear these in public.
  • Couch Gag: One of the most literal examples outside the Trope Namer.
  • Daddy Didn't Show: Gene's busy schedule keeps him from attending some important events in his kids' lives.
  • Daddy's Girl: Gene's relationship with Sophie.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Nick, so very, very much.
  • Drives Like Crazy: Gene. On one occasion he took a cell phone call on a Driving Test. Shannon, if anything is worse.
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  • Dumb Blonde : Tracy. It tends to rub off on Shannon when they're together.
    " Tasers and wine don't mix."
  • Gasshole: Sophie has been seen burping on several occasions. In one episode she did so to deliberately gross out a guy she was on a date with, since he was her friend's boyfriend trying to cheat on her.
  • I Don't Know Mortal Kombat: One episode guesting Gene's bandmates Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer has the three of them try their hand in Rock Band (specifically, and obviously enough, "Detroit Rock City"). Let's just say it didn't go over as well as it usually does when they're on stage.
  • Horrible Camping Trip: 'Alpha Male'. It involves a snake, a bear, and a park ranger with a fire extinguisher.
  • Insistent Terminology: Gene and Shannon are not married. Shannon is not Gene's wife. Gene is not the least bit shy of correcting people who make this mistake in front of Shannon.
    • They are married now, so the Trope will not apply to new episodes
  • Momma's Boy: Gene is a self proclaimed Momma's boy who calls his mother at least once a day.
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  • Overly Long Tongue: Gene Simmons. Nick too. If Sophie inherited it she's not showing it off on television.
  • Running Gag: People running over stuff in the driveway.
  • Papa Wolf: Gene is very protective of 15-year-old Sophie.
  • Skinny Dipping: A new hot girl friend of Nick's does this in his first week of college to lighten his mood, Nick can't join her because he has a girlfriend at the time. This is also a part of a friend's film class video in the episode where Gene was out filming a spanish commercial.
  • Turn Out Like His Father: Gene is a workaholic rock star. Nick is a workaholic rock star. Nick's girlfriend isn't very happy about that.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: And to think that they were together for twenty-eight years before he made it official...
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Sophie even models.
    • Nick, despite looking like a young version of his father, counts as the Ugly Guy's Hot Son.

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