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* [[Crack Pairing]]: Helen Roper/Chrissy Snow became popular in the fanfic world at some point.
 
* [[Crack Pairing]]: Helen Roper/Chrissy Snow became popular in the fanfic world at some point.
 
* [[Fan-Preferred Couple]]: Many fans over the years have expressed disappointment that Jack and Janet didn't get together in the end.
 
* [[Fan-Preferred Couple]]: Many fans over the years have expressed disappointment that Jack and Janet didn't get together in the end.
* [[Funny Aneurysm Moment|"Funny Aneurysm" Moment:]] One episode has Jack faking his death to avoid retribution from a woman's jealous boyfriend. His roommates explain that "his heart gave out." Given that John Ritter died of a heart ailment in 2003...
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* [[Funny Aneurysm Moment|"Funny Aneurysm" Moment]] / [[Harsher in Hindsight]]: One episode has Jack faking his death to avoid retribution from a woman's jealous boyfriend. His roommates explain that "his heart gave out." John Ritter died of a heart ailment (aortic dissection) in 2003. This scene was already somewhat disturbing for some viewers, but even more so after the fact.
 
* [[Idiot Plot]]: See [[What an Idiot!]] below, and also its tendency to make plots based off stuff from the [[Mistaken for Index]].
 
* [[Idiot Plot]]: See [[What an Idiot!]] below, and also its tendency to make plots based off stuff from the [[Mistaken for Index]].
 
* [[Recycled Script]]: An early episode had the roommates trying to hide a recently adopted pet from Mr. Roper. Towards the end of the series' run, a similar plot (with a different animal, Mr. Furley and Terri) was used. John Ritter himself later acknowledge the trope and felt this was when the series was starting to run out of ideas.
 
* [[Recycled Script]]: An early episode had the roommates trying to hide a recently adopted pet from Mr. Roper. Towards the end of the series' run, a similar plot (with a different animal, Mr. Furley and Terri) was used. John Ritter himself later acknowledge the trope and felt this was when the series was starting to run out of ideas.

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  • Crack Pairing: Helen Roper/Chrissy Snow became popular in the fanfic world at some point.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Many fans over the years have expressed disappointment that Jack and Janet didn't get together in the end.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment / Harsher in Hindsight: One episode has Jack faking his death to avoid retribution from a woman's jealous boyfriend. His roommates explain that "his heart gave out." John Ritter died of a heart ailment (aortic dissection) in 2003. This scene was already somewhat disturbing for some viewers, but even more so after the fact.
  • Idiot Plot: See What an Idiot! below, and also its tendency to make plots based off stuff from the Mistaken for Index.
  • Recycled Script: An early episode had the roommates trying to hide a recently adopted pet from Mr. Roper. Towards the end of the series' run, a similar plot (with a different animal, Mr. Furley and Terri) was used. John Ritter himself later acknowledge the trope and felt this was when the series was starting to run out of ideas.
  • Replacement Scrappy: Cindy, Chrissy's cousin, was almost a carbon clone with considerably less jiggle factor and the added annoyance of being The Klutz. Terri managed to avoid this fate by actually having a brain.
    • Thankfully averted with Mr. Furley when he replaced the Ropers, due to the stark differences in their gimmicks and personalities.
  • Tear Jerker: Mr. Furley recounting how he once had a pet as a kid, but it was hit by a car and died, he then decides to name the cat he found after it.
  • What an Idiot!: This will apply to at least one character Once an Episode.
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