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So Little Time was a short-lived sitcom starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. It ran from 2001-2002 on ABC Family, its first 3 months being on Fox Family. The show revolved around 2 twins, Riley and Chloe, whose parents have separated but still live very close to each other in Malibu. Their parents had been successful fashion designers before the split, but the father Jake had a midlife crisis and decided to leave for Malibu. They also lived with their snarky housekeeper Manuelo. Most of the show was about the girl's lives, school, boys, wacky situations, and the question of whether their parents would get back together.

Think Sister, Sister with Mary-Kate and Ashley instead of Tia and Tamara Mowry.


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  • Accidental Kiss: In an episode when Riley accidentally kisses Larry after they win an award for community service, she walks around in a terrified trance for the rest of the episode, compulsively repeating, "I didn't do that, I didn't do that, I didn't do that, it never happened. I didn't do that, I didn't do that, I didn't do that, it never happened..."
  • Battle of the Bands: In "Larrypalooza".
  • Bowdlerize: Nickelodeon's airings of "True Lies" cut out Jake's "Wonder if I'm gay?" line.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Riley and Chloe would occasionally address the audience directly...usually in the lifeguard station on the beach.
  • Catchphrase: "I don't hate it."
  • Clip Show: Look Who's Talking.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Manuelo.
  • Disguised in Drag: Larry wears a dress and wig to prevent Riley and Chloe from attending an illegal party at school.
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  • Forgotten Birthday: Inverted. Riley and Chloe themselves choose to forego their sweet sixteen birthday party before deciding it might actually be fun.
  • Funny Foreigner: Manuelo

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