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21st Jul '17 6:33:24 AM rusalka95
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* The series FTroop has an incredibly amusing version of this when Captain Parmenter and Corporal Agarn are on a survival test in the wilderness. Agarn, despairing of his own incompetence, begins to become hysterical and is on the point of sobbing when Captain Parmenter slaps him:
-->'''Agarn:''' Captain! You slapped me in the face?
-->'''Parmenter:''' Sorry Agarn, but it says right here on page twenty-seven that if a man becomes hysterical, a slap to the face will generally bring him to his senses.
-->'''Agarn (now ridiculously calm):''' Thank you, Captain. I needed that.
-->'''Parmenter:''' And I want you to know that, even though I'm your commanding officer, you're supposed to slap my face-
-->'''Agarn:''' *wallops him in the face*
-->'''Parmenter:''' ...''After'' I become hysterical.
15th Apr '17 9:24:04 PM LadyJafaria
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* In ''Series/{{Deadwood}}'', Merrick is freaking out (somewhat understandably) over the possibility that his back pain means he has smallpox. Doc Cochran responds by slapping him in the face, which does seem to calm him down. Doc even [[InvokedTrope invokes the trope]], saying that the slap was to ensure he had Merrick's attention.
15th Mar '17 3:21:01 PM Flame
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* ''Series/KamenRiderGhost'':
** Makoto punched his fellow riders at separate occassions to bring them to their senses when gentler attempts failed.
** Also, Akari's final slap to Igor worked like this (and was intented to be so unlike [[RunningGag the previous ones]]).
15th Oct '16 1:36:36 AM Arivne
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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'':

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** 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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** He also Kirk attempts it on [=McCoy=], who is under the influence of the LotusEaterMachine in "The "[[Recap/StarTrekS1E21TheReturnOfTheArchons The Return of the Archons".Archons]]". This one isn't so successful.
30th Jul '16 2:41:52 AM butterflygrrl
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** 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.

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** They tested this trope on their December 22nd 2010 episode. Their result? ''Confirmed''.''Confirmed'', within the bounds of the experiment. 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 However, this would not apply in all situations, such as for people 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.PTSD.
27th Jul '16 12:57:15 AM Arivne
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** Episode "Dead Man's Shoes". When Norma loses control over not knowing what's going on, Dane (in Nathan's body) slaps her to calm her down.

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** Episode "Dead Man's Shoes". When Norma Wilma loses control over not knowing what's going on, Dane (in Nathan's body) slaps her to calm her down.
27th Jul '16 12:48:50 AM Arivne
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' TOS episode "Death Ship". When Lieutenant Mason starts to freak out over their bizarre experiences, Captain Ross punches him in the face and knocks him down.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' TOS episode ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959''
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"Death Ship". When Lieutenant Mason starts to freak out over their bizarre experiences, Captain Ross punches him in the face and knocks him down.
** Episode "Dead Man's Shoes". When Norma loses control over not knowing what's going on, Dane (in Nathan's body) slaps her to calm her
down.
19th Apr '16 3:05:38 AM ConnorJohn
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* In the Series 2 finale of ''Series/MrsBrownsBoys'', a drunk Hillary goes wild when she realises her daughter is going into labour. So Agnes (in "slow motion") slaps her. Then Hillary slaps Agnes. Then Agnes ''[[UpToEleven headbutts]]'' Hillary!
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.
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