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12th Oct '17 4:34:06 PM NegiSpongie
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* An early episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' ("Home Sweet Home-Dum-Diddly-Doodily") features Bart and Lisa getting placed into foster care when Lisa has no shoes (because bullies took them to play KeepAway) and Bart has a case of head lice, and a social worker is called to investigate. They find the house a mess (because Marge went with Homer to a day spa instead of her usual housework), Maggie drinking out of the dog's water bowl (because she could), Grampa [[SeniorSleepCycle asleep on the couch]], and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the toilet paper hung in the "improper" overhand position.]] Marge and Homer didn't actually neglect the kids, but to the social workers, they looked like unfit parents, and had to take parenting classes in order to get their kids back from their foster parents, the Flanders family.

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* An early episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' ("Home Sweet Home-Dum-Diddly-Doodily") features Bart and Lisa getting placed into foster care when Lisa has no shoes (because bullies took them to play KeepAway) and Bart has a case of head lice, lice (because he let a monkey climb on top of his head), and a social worker is called to investigate. They find the house a mess (because Marge went with Homer to a day spa instead of her usual housework), Maggie drinking out of the dog's water bowl (because she could), Grampa [[SeniorSleepCycle asleep on the couch]], and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the toilet paper hung in the "improper" overhand position.]] Marge and Homer didn't actually neglect the kids, but to the social workers, they looked like unfit parents, and had to take parenting classes in order to get their kids back from their foster parents, the Flanders family.
6th Sep '17 2:42:37 PM Peteman
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* {{Invoked}} hard in the ''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021'' episode "Bizarro," in which Captain Murphy reacts as though Bizarro Debbie were brutally torturing Quinn when it is obvious to absolutely everyone else that they're having enthusiastic sex.

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* {{Invoked}} hard in the ''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021'' episode "Bizarro," in which Captain Murphy reacts as though Bizarro Debbie were brutally torturing Quinn when it is obvious to absolutely everyone else that they're having enthusiastic sex.
8th Jul '17 9:18:12 PM Linda58
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6607459/chapters/15117019 Birds of a Feather]]'', Laurel has come up with various lies [[CutHimselfShaving to explain the injuries she got as a vigilante]]. Oliver quickly recognizes them as lies and concludes "someone's hurting her". Technically he's ''right'', [[RightForTheWrongReasons but not in the way he thinks]].
24th May '17 5:29:22 PM WillBGood
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* "Series/CalltheMidwife has an episode where a baby keeps getting broken bones all the time, and a doctor suspects that the baby is being abused. However, in the end, it is realized and revealed that the baby is not being abused; rather, he has a medical condition known as osteogenesis imperfecta, causing his bones to be brittle and fragile.

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* "Series/CalltheMidwife ''Series/CallTheMidwife'' has an episode where a baby keeps getting broken bones all the time, and a doctor suspects that the baby is being abused. However, in the end, it is realized and revealed that the baby is not being abused; rather, he has a medical condition known as osteogenesis imperfecta, causing his bones to be brittle and fragile.
20th May '17 10:40:00 PM JJHIL325
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* In one story arc in ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' Connie has plastic surgery to remove the bags on her eyes, which causes her eyes to be all bruised. When she walks through a store, one man sees her bruises and says, "Excuse me Miss? I know it's none of my business, but I hope the guy who did that to you goes to jail."

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* In one story arc in ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse'' Connie has plastic surgery to remove the bags on her eyes, which causes her eyes to be all bruised. When she walks through a store, one man sees her bruises and says, "Excuse me Miss? I know it's none of my business, but I hope the guy who did that to you goes to jail." Connie implies to Elly in the same strip that this is also the reason why her husband Greg isn't willing to be seen in public with her until the bruises heal up because of the possibility of him being mistaken for abusing her.
1st May '17 7:25:48 PM darkemyst
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* In ''[[Comicbook/RobinSeries Robin]]'' when Timís friend Ives is working as the mascot at a SuckECheeses he comes to school so bruised that Tim suspects he is being abused.
7th Apr '17 1:09:29 PM ironballs16
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* There was a cleaning ad that played with this trope. A woman is grocery shopping with her arm in a sling. She gives sympathetic shoppers a whole bunch of different stories about how it happened, leading the audience to mistake her injury for domestic abuse. At the end of the commercial, it's revealed she hurt her shoulder trying to scrub soap scum out of the bathtub. The product being sold solves her problem.

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* There was a cleaning ad that played with this trope. A woman is grocery shopping with her arm in a sling. She gives sympathetic shoppers a whole bunch of different stories about how it happened, leading the audience to mistake her injury for domestic abuse. At the end of the commercial, it's revealed she hurt her shoulder [[CutHimselfShaving trying to scrub soap scum out of the bathtub.bathtub]]. The product being sold solves her problem.
1st Apr '17 3:48:23 PM fsdfsdfsd
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* Invoked in ''FanFic/NineElevenTen'', as Charles' safety depends on the telepathic [[BigBad Lady Frost]] believing he was raped by Erik the two of them make sure that she and anyone else without sufficient mental defenses doesn't know that their relationship is consensual.

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* Invoked in ''FanFic/NineElevenTen'', as Charles' safety depends on the telepathic [[BigBad Lady Frost]] believing he was raped by Erik, Charles and Erik the two of them make sure that she and anyone else without who lacks sufficient mental defenses doesn't know that their relationship is consensual.
5th Mar '17 10:26:14 PM Gamermaster
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* On ''WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou'' one of Tara's {{running gag}}s on the show is the amount of childhood injuries she has had to endure, either at her own hands or her sister's hands. Her poor mother had to rotate emergency rooms with all three of them for fear of Type A of this trope happening.

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* On ''WebVideo/WhatTheFuckIsWrongWithYou'' one of Tara's {{running gag}}s on the show is the amount of childhood injuries she has had to endure, either at her own hands or her sister's sisters' hands. Her poor mother had to rotate emergency rooms with all three of them for fear of Type A of this trope happening.
20th Feb '17 9:05:59 AM fsdfsdfsd
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* Invoked in ''FanFic/NineElevenTen'', as Charles' safety depends on the telepathic [[BigBad Lady Frost]] believing he was raped by Erik the two of them make sure that she and anyone else without sufficient mental defenses doesn't know that their relationship is much more consensual.

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* Invoked in ''FanFic/NineElevenTen'', as Charles' safety depends on the telepathic [[BigBad Lady Frost]] believing he was raped by Erik the two of them make sure that she and anyone else without sufficient mental defenses doesn't know that their relationship is much more consensual.
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