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Your Family or Mine is a TBS sitcom that debuted in 2015. It is an adaptation of the Israeli sitcom Sabri Maranan.

The show centers around Oliver (Kyle Howard) and Kelli (Kat Foster), a married couple with two daughters, as they deal with the antics of their extended families. The show alternates between Oliver and Kelli's families each week.


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  • Always Someone Better: Oliver suffers from a double-barreled version of this. One on side, he has an ongoing rivalry with Jason, his older brother, who always comes out on top of their many petty contests, even accidentally. On the other, there's Enzo, his sister-in-law's boyfriend, who shares an easy rapport with Gil while Oliver struggles to get Gil to even be civil towards him.
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  • Beyond the Impossible: Louis somehow manages to fail a sobriety test while stone cold sober.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Gil peppers his speech with liberal doses of "Goddamn!"s and "Bullshit!"s. He's also fond of calling people "Morons".
  • Couch Gag: Each episode's title sequence changes, with Oliver and Kelli walking towards whichever family will be the week's focus. Additionally, their daughters are dressed differently and stand with the set of grandparents that will be featured in the episode.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: Gil hates Blake due to a misunderstanding that led to Blake hitting Gil. Blake and Dani sneak around because of this. They break up once they have Gil's approval because it takes away the excitement of sneaking around.
  • The Ditz: Dani is spacey and doesn't really understand what goes on around her. This isn't helped by her casual drug use.
  • Jerkass:
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    • Gil, Kelli's father, is an irritable psychology professor who loudly berates anyone and anything that even remotely upsets him.
    • Jason, Oliver's elder brother, is an egotistical doctor who puts down everyone he knows, including his own wife and children.
    • Ricky, who happily admits to being a bitch for no reason.
  • Funny Foreigner: Enzo, Shawni's hunky Brazilian boyfriend, who happily goes along with Gil's schemes and occasionally mangles his English.
  • How's Your British Accent?: Andrew Lees is Australian but puts on an American accent to play Blake. In one episode, Blake decides to pretend to be an Australian music producer to try and seduce a woman, giving Lees the opportunity use an over-the-top, nasally, and all-round atrocious Australian accent to show that Blake has absolutely no idea what a real Australian sounds like.
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  • Ladykiller in Love: Blake, a notorious womanizer, finds himself in love with Dani, to the amusement of his father and brothers.
  • Lethal Chef: Ricky is an awful cook but no one has the guts to tell her the truth so the family instead find inventive ways to dispose of their plates while she's not looking.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: Because of the alternating structure, the series has a cast that's big enough to fill two shows.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Andrew Lees once spent half an episode using nothing but a box of granola to cover his bits, revealing that he is in excellent shape.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Dani is always dressed in tight clothing with miniskirts or hot pants.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Blake spends a portion of one episode naked and using a box of granola to protect his modesty. He starts to stress eat out of it while continuing to cover his groin.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Gil's go-to tactic for whenever thing's don't go his way. He'll stomp up to his bedroom and start packing while loudly announcing that he's going to a hotel for the night.
  • Theme Naming: Gil and Jan followed a pattern when naming their daughters: Kelli, Shawni, and Dani.
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