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Series / The Real Husbands of Hollywood

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Not pictured: Kevin's dignity.

Real Husbands of Hollywood is a BET comedy created by Kevin Hart and Chris Spencer.

A parody of similarly named reality shows, Kevin Hart and other celebrities play comic, fictionalized versions of themselves, with episodes often featuring Kevin's attempts to gain celebrity status and his jealousy of his friends.

The Real Tropes of Hollywood:

  • Adam Westing: The show features a huge number of Hollywood celebrities either as main characters or guest stars, and they all play Flanderized versions of themselves.
  • All Men Are Perverts: Kevin just captures this perfectly.
  • Alone Among the Couples: An issue that constantly infuriates Kevin to no end.
  • Amicable Exes: Averted hilariously with Kevin and his ex-wife, Bridgette. Every time they are on screen together or talk about each other, it includes insults and yelling.
  • The Cameo/Special Guest: The show is notable for having appearances from a large amount of black celebrities, including Anthony Anderson, Bobby Brown, Erykah Badu, Romany Malco, Cedric the Entertainer, Faizon Love, Wanda Sykes, Chris Rock, Mariah Carey, and Samuel L. Jackson.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Kevin isn't well liked by any of his friends. Justified given how he can act obnoxious, rude, and constantly hit or make related comment about their wives.
  • Gratuitous German: Boris, who is German, speaks German when he's upset.
  • Happily Married: Duane states "semi-happily married".
    • J.B. is the only one of Kevin's married friends who has an ideal happy marriage.
  • Henpecked Husband: In Duane and Tisha's marriage, Tisha is the breadwinner. Hell, when they were about to do a TV series together, Duane wasn't making anyone laugh with his lines, but Tisha managed to get everyone laughing.
    • It's implied in Nicole and Boris's marriage.
    • Kevin implies this is the case for Nick, as his (not ex) wife Mariah is a much bigger star. Nick retorts by pointing out he has a successful career as a TV host, so he isn't relying on his wife for money.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Tisha and Nicole have been friends for 16 years.
  • Holier Than Thou: Boris starts a church called B.U.T.I.F.U.L. (Bountiful Universal Truth Inspiring Faith Understanding and Love) and becomes this.
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  • Hulking Out: When Robin gets angry, he transforms into actor / professional Scary Black Man Terry Crews.
  • Hunk/Pretty Boy: Boris is very attractive and knows it.
  • Put on a Bus: Robin Thicke left the cast after Season 1 in order to focus on his singing career. J.B. Smoove followed suit after Season 2 in order to join the cast of The Millers. Humorously, this was incorporated into the show itself.
  • Revolving Door Casting: As previously stated, both Robin Thicke and J.B. Smoove left the cast.
  • Self-Deprecating Humor: The actors frequently poke fun at themselves, usually over regrettable career choices they've made in the past. Various characters badmouthing Kevin's movie Soul Plane is something of a Running Gag.
    • David Faustino made a cameo in one episode, with a talk show caption referring to him as "The only Bundy not working."


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