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Series / Maron

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Similar to Louie, Maron is a semi-autobiographical television series created by and starring comedian Marc Maron. It also features a fictionalized version of Maron making his (real-life) podcast WTF with Marc Maron

The show premiered May 2013 on IFC and ended July of 2016.

Tropes related to the podcast itself can be found here: WTF With Marc Maron.

Maron provides examples of:

  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking:
    • "You pick on me in front of the guests, you talk down to me all the time, you don't even follow me on Twitter!
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    • " ... in one day I've been in a literal Mexican standoff, harassed by ten year olds, made an accomplice, and I even ate chocolate chip ice cream!"
  • Babies Ever After: The finale.
  • As Himself: Maron, Andy Kindler and a guest star about Once an Episode
  • Bad "Bad Acting": The "Monster Roommate" Viral Video that Kyle gets Maron and Jen to make.
  • Cringe Comedy: It happens here and there, but most notably in the "A Real Woman" episode in which Maron finds out the woman he's seeing is married, after he finds it out from her son
    "Did you have sex with my mom?"
  • Forced Meme: Possibly "I DON'T KNOW WHAT DAY IT IS!" at least in-universe.
  • I Take Offense to That Last One: Illeana Douglas notes that Maron is lucky that this particular woman is interested in him, considering he's a "48-year-old twice-divorced recovering drug-addict who drives a Camry." His response is "don't knock the Camry."
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  • Imagine Spot: Maron has about 5 of these in "Projections" (the title of the episode being said Imagine Spots). When he appears to have accepted Danny's movie offer, it turns out it was a projection by Danny himself.
  • Incompatible Orientation: The woman Maron flirts with when his cat goes missing after he breaks up with Jen turns out to be engaged to another woman.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Maron and Kyle are starting to have one of these.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Maron Ventures into this in "Dead Possum."
    • He also befriends a 14-year old kid after seeing how terrible his parents are and he apologizes and makes up with his roommate when he goes to rehab. Plus, when he accidentally steals a joke, he legitimately feels bad about it.
  • Kavorka Man: Maron, natch.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: One of the clues that Maron isn't actually as heartless as he presents himself is how much he cares about his cats.
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  • Left the Background Music On: A song appears to be playing when Maron tries to reconcile with Kyle. As he tries to talk to him, Kyle doesn't notice him, until he pulls out his headphone and the song goes with it.
  • Life Embellished
  • May–December Romance: Most of Maron's flings.
  • My Nayme Is: Maron's fling in "Dominatrix" tries to find a meaning in peoples' names, using the supposed M-A-R-K, using a word with each letter to describe him. He points out his name ends in a C, not a K.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Kyle does this to Maron in "Jen moves to LA."
    • Marc delivers one to a couple of morning radio hosts after they poke fun of his podcasting one too many times, pointing out the juvenility and increasing irrelevance of morning radio.
  • The Thing That Would Not Leave: Joey Diaz' character in "The Joke."
  • Troll: The first episode is about Maron tracking down one.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist
  • Yandere: Jen. Maron keeps seeing her anyway.