Alicia as Check Please Fan: the trope
Jack never learned that his mother watched Bitty’s vlog religiously until after he told her that he and Eric Bittle were dating.
She promptly smacked herself on the forehead and said: “oh, you’re the straight boy. The poor darling.” Then she looked embarrassed and said. “Forget I said that. We’re delighted for you both, Jack.”
It seemed like such a strange thing for her to say though, and he later repeated it to Bitty, who went bright red, mumbled AliciaZimmermannwatchesmyvlogexcusemeIhavetodeleteeverything and nearly dropped a plate of scones.