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16th Jul '16 12:07:35 PM Doug86
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** Who is, [[SubvertedTrope in fact,]] a sympathetic [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming - and surprisingly well-treated]] - character.

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** Who is, [[SubvertedTrope in fact,]] a sympathetic [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments - and surprisingly well-treated]] - character.
14th Jul '16 1:16:27 AM JohnnyLurg
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* [[TooDumbToLive Patrick Star]] from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' claims to have attended community college in the episode "The Bully."
14th Jul '16 1:13:38 AM JohnnyLurg
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* In ''HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', Gilderoy Lockhart actually justifies putting a Memory Charm on a witch and taking credit for her work just because she had a cleft lip. Averted in that Lockhart is making himself out to be a horrible person to the reader.
28th Jun '16 7:01:31 PM jormis29
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* Jaye's supervisor is nicknamed this by her and her family on {{Wonderfalls}}. He doesn't take kindly to it, telling Jaye that it's due to an undeviated septum, but this doesn't stop her from using it. It should be noted that she rather dislikes him anyway, due to being younger but promoted over her, and for being annoyingly upbeat at their retail job.

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* Jaye's supervisor is nicknamed this by her and her family on {{Wonderfalls}}.''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}''. He doesn't take kindly to it, telling Jaye that it's due to an undeviated septum, but this doesn't stop her from using it. It should be noted that she rather dislikes him anyway, due to being younger but promoted over her, and for being annoyingly upbeat at their retail job.
28th Jun '16 6:20:35 PM appealus
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* Jaye's supervisor is nicknamed this by her and her family on ''Series/Wonderfalls''. He doesn't take kindly to it, telling Jaye that it's due to an undeviated septum, but this doesn't stop her from using it. It should be noted that she rather dislikes him anyway, due to being younger but promoted over her, and for being annoyingly upbeat at their retail job.

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* Jaye's supervisor is nicknamed this by her and her family on ''Series/Wonderfalls''.{{Wonderfalls}}. He doesn't take kindly to it, telling Jaye that it's due to an undeviated septum, but this doesn't stop her from using it. It should be noted that she rather dislikes him anyway, due to being younger but promoted over her, and for being annoyingly upbeat at their retail job.
29th Mar '16 9:25:28 AM MsChibi
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You must be dumb. End of story. Or lazy. Or greedy. Or gluttonous (in some TV shows fat characters never appear in a ''single scene'' without shoving food into their mouths). Or low-class trailer trash. Or a slob. Or sweaty, stinky, or otherwise sub-human. Or, in an inversion, if you're American you must be a disgusting fat slob. Or, if you're fat, you're [[AcceptablePoliticalTargets American.]]

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You must be dumb. End of story. Or lazy. Or greedy. Or gluttonous (in some TV shows fat characters never appear in a ''single scene'' without shoving food into their mouths). Or low-class trailer trash. Or a slob. Or sweaty, stinky, or otherwise sub-human. ''Especially'' if you happen to be [[DoubleStandard a woman]], in which case you'll likely be an AbhorrentAdmirer. Or, in an inversion, if you're American you must be a disgusting fat slob. Or, if you're fat, you're [[AcceptablePoliticalTargets American.]]
28th Mar '16 8:17:22 PM MsChibi
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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''. Almost all the characters have some type of speech impediment or verbal tic.
9th Mar '16 9:58:18 AM Hossmeister
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** Boomhauer doesn't seem to actually have a speech impediment in the usual sense of the word. He mumbles and slurs his words together in an exaggeration of an Appalachian accent (Mike Judge based it off of an irate caller complaining about ''BeavisAndButtHead'', but the general impression he gives is that he just doesn't bother to try to enunciate better, not that he ''can't''.

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** Boomhauer doesn't seem to actually have a speech impediment in the usual sense of the word. He mumbles and slurs his words together in an exaggeration of an Appalachian accent (Mike Judge based it off of an irate caller complaining about ''BeavisAndButtHead'', ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', but the general impression he gives is that he just doesn't bother to try to enunciate better, not that he ''can't''.
6th Mar '16 5:23:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* Essentially the entire point of ''TheKingsSpeech'', in which George VI is humiliated by his stutter.

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* Essentially the entire point of ''TheKingsSpeech'', ''Film/TheKingsSpeech'', in which George VI is humiliated by his stutter.



* Another Michael Palin example, in ''AFishCalledWanda'', in which his character stutters like crazy, but only the villain makes fun of him for it. Palin based this aspect of the character partially on his father, who had a stammer. There now exists, in London, the Michael Palin Institute for Stammering Children.
* Worth noting that the actor who played the stuttering public attorney in ''MyCousinVinny'' actually had a speech impediment in real life for years and only recently beat it before signing up for the role. He thought of his character having a speech impediment as a "sick joke."
* Subverted in ''PansLabyrinth'' and used for horror, when [[spoiler:the character who stutters is told that he will not be tortured if he can count to three without stuttering. He can't, and is tortured.]]

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* Another Michael Palin example, in ''AFishCalledWanda'', ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'', in which his character stutters like crazy, but only the villain makes fun of him for it. Palin based this aspect of the character partially on his father, who had a stammer. There now exists, in London, the Michael Palin Institute for Stammering Children.
* Worth noting that the actor who played the stuttering public attorney in ''MyCousinVinny'' ''Film/MyCousinVinny'' actually had a speech impediment in real life for years and only recently beat it before signing up for the role. He thought of his character having a speech impediment as a "sick joke."
* Subverted in ''PansLabyrinth'' ''Film/PansLabyrinth'' and used for horror, when [[spoiler:the character who stutters is told that he will not be tortured if he can count to three without stuttering. He can't, and is tortured.]]



* Averted in ''TheBigBangTheory''. Kripke is a jerk to the main characters, but they never pick on his rhotacism. Of course, it's still pretty clearly intended.

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* Averted in ''TheBigBangTheory''.''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. Kripke is a jerk to the main characters, but they never pick on his rhotacism. Of course, it's still pretty clearly intended.
20th Feb '16 6:28:54 PM Sweeper1985
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** Played with in the episode, "The Discovery Dissipation", in which Kripke mercilessly mocks Sheldon over his retracted paper. Sheldon eventually tried to retaliate by mocking Kripke's speech impediment, much to the horror of everybody else present. The following exchange takes place:

Barry: Is? Is that a wefewence to my speech impediment? Thatís pwetty hurtful. I, I canít contwol it.
Sheldon: Youíre right, That was uncalled for. I take it back.
Barry: (triumphant) Of course you do. Because youíre the Wetwactor!

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** Played with in the episode, "The Discovery Dissipation", in which Kripke mercilessly mocks Sheldon over his retracted paper.paper, calling him "The Wetwactor". Sheldon eventually tried to retaliate by mocking Kripke's speech impediment, much to the horror of everybody else present. The following exchange Sheldon apologises and takes place:

Barry: Is? Is that a wefewence
it back, only for Barry to my speech impediment? Thatís pwetty hurtful. I, I canít contwol it.
Sheldon: Youíre right, That was uncalled for. I take it back.
Barry: (triumphant) Of
triumphantly conclude, "Of course you do. do! Because youíre you're the Wetwactor!
Wetwactor!"
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