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8th Jan '16 1:47:28 PM StFan
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* ''Series/MythBusters'': ** They tested this trope on their December 22nd 2010 episode. Their result? ''Confirmed''. While not up to control, all three testers did better in practical tests when frazzled and then slapped than when unslapped. At least when the subject isn't suffering from PTSD, as above. Depends if the subject is already in a situation which can trigger a psychosis episode, it can actually snap them out of it. Largely due to the endorphins that get released from the sudden shock. This is because being slapped activates the flight-or-fight response. PTSD is this response having caused too much stress leading to a mental breakdown, so activating it could actually make it worse. ** Even earlier than this episode, they examined this trope in terms of a "sobering up" technique after getting drunk and deemed it plausible. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mmJMIwsaDQ&feature=player_detailpage#t=107s Cue Adam getting slapped by Jamie]] (Cue to 1:47).
2nd Nov '15 2:58:39 PM FoxBluereaver
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** ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'' - In one of the earliest episodes, Houji gets depressed over a single mistake. Later when they need to track the VillainOfTheWeek through a computer, Ban finds him just sitting there, idle. When he refuses to do anything, Ban drop-kicks him, and tells him to stop feeling sorry for himself and do something. It works like a charm.
23rd Aug '15 7:43:23 PM mlsmithca
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* In the Beeb's new Sketch / Skit / Comedy show ''Series/WeAreKlang!'', the Ditz of the group runs in thinking his mum's stolen (makes sense in context), and the big guy slaps him and shouts... You know what, this is easier:
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* In the Beeb's new Sketch / Skit / Comedy show ''Series/WeAreKlang!'', the Ditz of the group runs in thinking his mum's stolen (makes sense in context), and the big guy slaps him and shouts... You know what, this is easier:

'''Bearded bloke: Yeah calm down! ''(hits him with a hammer in the groin)''\\
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'''Bearded bloke: bloke:''' Yeah calm down! ''(hits him with a hammer in the groin)''\\
16th Aug '15 2:42:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the Beeb's new Sketch / Skit / Comedy show ''WeAreKlang!'', the Ditz of the group runs in thinking his mum's stolen (makes sense in context), and the big guy slaps him and shouts... You know what, this is easier:
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* In the Beeb's new Sketch / Skit / Comedy show ''WeAreKlang!'', ''Series/WeAreKlang!'', the Ditz of the group runs in thinking his mum's stolen (makes sense in context), and the big guy slaps him and shouts... You know what, this is easier:
30th Jun '15 10:20:58 AM nombretomado
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* Played straight in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}: Razor'', where after the attack on the Pegasus leaves Kendra Shaw in shock and bleeding on the floor with a probable concussion, Cain whacks her mightily across the face and follows it with a stern, "Get up, soldier." She does, her clarity apparently restored.
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* Played straight in ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}: Galactica|2003}}: Razor'', where after the attack on the Pegasus leaves Kendra Shaw in shock and bleeding on the floor with a probable concussion, Cain whacks her mightily across the face and follows it with a stern, "Get up, soldier." She does, her clarity apparently restored.
4th May '15 4:02:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/FawltyTowers'': Basil Fawlty becomes hysterical with panic after hiring a cheaper builder against his wife's wishes who botches the hotel's renovations, so Polly smacks him. Apparently, he realized that's what he needed, because he told her to do it again.
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* ''Series/FawltyTowers'': ''Series/FawltyTowers'': ** Basil Fawlty becomes hysterical with panic after hiring a cheaper builder against his wife's wishes who botches the hotel's renovations, so Polly smacks him. Apparently, he realized that's what he needed, because he told her to do it again.

* In ''{{LOST}}'', Hurley does it to Charlie, who is afraid to die due to Desmond's visions, so he can convince Charlie to help him drive a van. Hurley's exact words were:
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* In ''{{LOST}}'', ''Series/{{LOST}}'': ** Hurley does it to Charlie, who is afraid to die due to Desmond's visions, so he can convince Charlie to help him drive a van. Hurley's exact words were:

* ''{{Spaced}}''. Whenever Tim flashbacks to his relationship with his ex-girlfriend and goes off on a tirade, Mike is expected to slap him in his face. If Mike's not around, Daisy does it.
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* ''{{Spaced}}''.''Series/{{Spaced}}''. Whenever Tim flashbacks to his relationship with his ex-girlfriend and goes off on a tirade, Mike is expected to slap him in his face. If Mike's not around, Daisy does it.

* In one episode of ''{{Frasier}}'', Niles convinces himself that he is now a regular, beer-drinking, pool-shooting guy. Only a brotherly slap from Frasier restores him to his Chardonnay-sipping self.
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* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': ** In one episode of ''{{Frasier}}'', episode, Niles convinces himself that he is now a regular, beer-drinking, pool-shooting guy. Only a brotherly slap from Frasier restores him to his Chardonnay-sipping self.

* In ''TheWire'', [[DaChief Rawls]] gives [[CowboyCop McNulty]] more of a ''psychological'' ego-slap when he [[HeroicBSOD BSOD]]'s over [[ItsAllMyFault a partner being shot]]. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Given the chief]]'s sheer level of {{Jerkass}}itude, this actually qualifies as a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming CMOH]].
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* In ''TheWire'', ''Series/TheWire'', [[DaChief Rawls]] gives [[CowboyCop McNulty]] more of a ''psychological'' ego-slap when he [[HeroicBSOD BSOD]]'s over [[ItsAllMyFault a partner being shot]]. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Given the chief]]'s sheer level of {{Jerkass}}itude, this actually qualifies as a [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming CMOH]].

* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': In the episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E4TheNakedTime The Naked Time]]", Kirk does this to Spock. After several slaps, Spock finally retaliates and sends Kirk flying across the room. It does seem to work though. ** He also attempts it on [=McCoy=], under the influence of the LotusEaterMachine in The Return of the Archons. This one isn't so successful.
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': ** In the episode "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E4TheNakedTime The Naked Time]]", Kirk does this to Spock. After several slaps, Spock finally retaliates and sends Kirk flying across the room. It does seem to work though. ** He also attempts it on [=McCoy=], under the influence of the LotusEaterMachine in The "The Return of the Archons.Archons". This one isn't so successful.

* Also parodied in an episode of ''NewsRadio'' where Beth slaps Bill upon news that Mr. James's air balloon has gone down. Bill says, "No, see, I'm supposed to hit ''you''."
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* Also parodied ''Series/NewsRadio'': ** Parodied in an episode of ''NewsRadio'' where Beth slaps Bill upon news that Mr. James's air balloon has gone down. Bill says, "No, see, I'm supposed to hit ''you''."

* Another parody in ''{{Blackadder}}''. [[BumblingSidekick Baldrick]] and [[TheDitz George]] are trying frantically to remember who George was supposed to write to, to stop Captain Blackadder's execution, until Baldrick grabs a cricket bat and knocks George over the head with it. George says, "No, it hasn't helped." Then Baldrick says, "No, it has, sir!" as he now remembers. * ''TheMightyBoosh'' has a slight running gag where Howar gets too wrapped up in his emotions, for whatever reason, and someone slaps his sober, whether or not they actually had to.
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* Another parody in ''{{Blackadder}}''.''Series/{{Blackadder}}''. [[BumblingSidekick Baldrick]] and [[TheDitz George]] are trying frantically to remember who George was supposed to write to, to stop Captain Blackadder's execution, until Baldrick grabs a cricket bat and knocks George over the head with it. George says, "No, it hasn't helped." Then Baldrick says, "No, it has, sir!" as he now remembers. * ''TheMightyBoosh'' ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'' has a slight running gag where Howar gets too wrapped up in his emotions, for whatever reason, and someone slaps his sober, whether or not they actually had to.

* In an episode of ''NightCourt'', Dan Fielding is freaking out about having inadvertently accepted a bribe; Harry gets him to stop by taking out a water pistol and shooting him. * Used periodically by Eddie in ''{{Bottom}}'' whenever Richie is freaking out, although the traditional slap on the face is usually replaced by a solid minute of Eddie pummelling Richie around the head with a blunt instrument.
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* In an episode of ''NightCourt'', ''Series/NightCourt'', Dan Fielding is freaking out about having inadvertently accepted a bribe; Harry gets him to stop by taking out a water pistol and shooting him. * Used periodically by Eddie in ''{{Bottom}}'' ''Series/{{Bottom}}'' whenever Richie is freaking out, although the traditional slap on the face is usually replaced by a solid minute of Eddie pummelling Richie around the head with a blunt instrument.

* Played horribly in ''ThePacific'' when a Marine has a nightmare in a foxhole one night and begins screaming in terror, which of course could give away their position to the enemy. In desperation, one Marine finally hits him over the head with something, and in the morning they realize that [[OneHitKill he's dead]]. Everyone is horrified, especially the one who hit him, but Eugene says [[DissonantSerenity it was better him than all of them]], and Snafu agrees that it [[IDidWhatIHadToDo had to be done]].
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* Played horribly in ''ThePacific'' ''Series/ThePacific'' when a Marine has a nightmare in a foxhole one night and begins screaming in terror, which of course could give away their position to the enemy. In desperation, one Marine finally hits him over the head with something, and in the morning they realize that [[OneHitKill he's dead]]. Everyone is horrified, especially the one who hit him, but Eugene says [[DissonantSerenity it was better him than all of them]], and Snafu agrees that it [[IDidWhatIHadToDo had to be done]].

* In ''KathAndKim''...Kath, Kim and Sharon often slip into moments where two of them scream at each other, while the third breaks up the problem. Almost always it's Kim and Sharon arguing with Kath as the peacemaker, though occasionally Kim will scream on her own, calming down when Sharon slaps her. * Done in a funny way in ''ANTFarm'' when their fellow ANT is caught in the wave of passing by high schoolers, Fletcher said that they should save him, only for Olive to say he's gone, ''complete with a Bright Slap.'' * Sort of inversion on ''BlackBooks'', where Bernard pulls a GetAHoldOfYourselfMan on the stressed-out Manny by grabbing him, shaking him back and forth and hysterically yelling "CALM DOWN! CALM DOWN! CALM DOWN!"
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* In ''KathAndKim''...''Series/KathAndKim''...Kath, Kim and Sharon often slip into moments where two of them scream at each other, while the third breaks up the problem. Almost always it's Kim and Sharon arguing with Kath as the peacemaker, though occasionally Kim will scream on her own, calming down when Sharon slaps her. * Done in a funny way in ''ANTFarm'' ''Series/ANTFarm'' when their fellow ANT is caught in the wave of passing by high schoolers, Fletcher said that they should save him, only for Olive to say he's gone, ''complete with a Bright Slap.'' * Sort of inversion on ''BlackBooks'', ''Series/BlackBooks'', where Bernard pulls a GetAHoldOfYourselfMan on the stressed-out Manny by grabbing him, shaking him back and forth and hysterically yelling "CALM DOWN! CALM DOWN! CALM DOWN!"
31st Jan '15 3:01:58 PM pinkdalek
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** One of the [[ValuesDissonance more uncomfortable]] Pertwee-era moments is when the Doctor slaps Jo to snap her out of a screaming fit in "The Claws of Axos".
22nd Dec '14 9:12:02 AM nombretomado
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* Played straight in ''BattlestarGalactica: Razor'', where after the attack on the Pegasus leaves Kendra Shaw in shock and bleeding on the floor with a probable concussion, Cain whacks her mightily across the face and follows it with a stern, "Get up, soldier." She does, her clarity apparently restored.
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* Played straight in ''BattlestarGalactica: ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}: Razor'', where after the attack on the Pegasus leaves Kendra Shaw in shock and bleeding on the floor with a probable concussion, Cain whacks her mightily across the face and follows it with a stern, "Get up, soldier." She does, her clarity apparently restored.
5th Dec '14 10:08:35 PM Odon
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* Used for an ObligatoryJoke in ''Series/ATouchOfCloth''. "You're coming apart at the seams, Cloth."
13th Nov '14 1:44:03 AM Odon
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* ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace''. Dagless ''punches'' his female co-worker as opposed to just slapping her, in a rather unsubtle sign [[DeliberateValuesDissonance of the creator's misogyny.]] -->'''Liz:''' Thanks, Dr. Dagless, I was hysterical.
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* ''Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace''. Dagless ''punches'' his female co-worker as opposed to just slapping her, in a rather unsubtle sign [[DeliberateValuesDissonance of the creator's misogyny.]] -->'''Liz:''' Thanks, Dr. Dagless, I ]] Liz always thanks him for this as [[HystericalWoman she was hysterical.hysterical]] (the joke being her DullSurprise acting).
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