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9th Jun '16 4:01:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* Among StockCharacters for the plays of Titus Maccius {{Plautus}} and probably nearly every other ancient Roman playwright, the pimp was a stock villain and preferred ButtMonkey for the clever slave to cheat and con at virtually every opportunity. He deserved to have the wool pulled over his eyes because invariably, he was a cruel slave-driver to his girls, an impious and godless reprobate, and a cheat and con himself in what was already a filthy business. Even moneylenders were portrayed as more honest and virtuous than this scumbag.

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* Among StockCharacters for the plays of Titus Maccius {{Plautus}} Creator/{{Plautus}} and probably nearly every other ancient Roman playwright, the pimp was a stock villain and preferred ButtMonkey for the clever slave to cheat and con at virtually every opportunity. He deserved to have the wool pulled over his eyes because invariably, he was a cruel slave-driver to his girls, an impious and godless reprobate, and a cheat and con himself in what was already a filthy business. Even moneylenders were portrayed as more honest and virtuous than this scumbag.
22nd May '16 12:49:20 PM erforce
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* The "socially inept and unable to think outside the box" trope was heavily invoked on poor Louis in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''. He even threw a party at his apartment and invited only business contacts because he could write the chips and dip off as a business expense and was loudly explaining this to his guests as a sound tactic.

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* The "socially inept and unable to think outside the box" trope was heavily invoked on poor Louis in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''. He even threw a party at his apartment and invited only business contacts because he could write the chips and dip off as a business expense and was loudly explaining this to his guests as a sound tactic.



* DaveBarry's ''Claw Your Way to the Top'' has a chapter called "How Finance Works." It begins with this warning:
--->This stuff is deadly dull, as is illustrated by accountants. You never hear people say: "Let's have some ''fun'' tonight! Let's go find some ''accountants!''" So unless you have no choice, you should skip this chapter. I myself am going to require powerful illegal stimulants to write it.

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* DaveBarry's Crrator/DaveBarry's ''Claw Your Way to the Top'' has a chapter called "How Finance Works." It begins with this warning:
--->This -->This stuff is deadly dull, as is illustrated by accountants. You never hear people say: "Let's have some ''fun'' tonight! Let's go find some ''accountants!''" So unless you have no choice, you should skip this chapter. I myself am going to require powerful illegal stimulants to write it.
19th May '16 4:45:51 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Averted with Michael from ''QueerAsFolk''. He is kind of shy and awkward at times, but otherwise very nice, cute and generally likeable. Of course, that doesn't stop [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Brian]] from making fun of his comic book addiction.

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* Averted with Michael from ''QueerAsFolk''.''Series/QueerAsFolk''. He is kind of shy and awkward at times, but otherwise very nice, cute and generally likeable. Of course, that doesn't stop [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Brian]] from making fun of his comic book addiction.
15th May '16 7:01:08 AM jormis29
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* It is unacceptable to make fun of carpenters. Answer is not a why, but a Who. All other occupations are apparently fair game.

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* It is unacceptable to make fun of carpenters. Answer is not a why, but a Who. All other occupations are apparently fair game.
anyone?]]''
12th May '16 6:37:02 PM Scandia
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''[[LongList Did we miss anyone?]]''

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''[[LongList Did we miss anyone?]]''anyone?]]''
* It is unacceptable to make fun of carpenters. Answer is not a why, but a Who. All other occupations are apparently fair game.
27th Mar '16 9:07:09 AM hydrix
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Sometimes they also tend to be portrayed as corrupt businessmen that are paid to brainwash the masses with all kinds of pro-governmental propaganda. This portrayal is often seen in... [[{{Irony}} political propaganda works]].
8th Mar '16 6:22:37 PM jormis29
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* ''PennAndTellerBullshit'' dedicated an episode to subverting this trope, showing that many prostitutes are just doing a job like anyone else, albeit one that's illegal in most jurisdictions. Though they played the Men in the Sex Industry part (see below) straight by not even acknowledging that they exist.

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* ''PennAndTellerBullshit'' ''Series/PennAndTellerBullshit'' dedicated an episode to subverting this trope, showing that many prostitutes are just doing a job like anyone else, albeit one that's illegal in most jurisdictions. Though they played the Men in the Sex Industry part (see below) straight by not even acknowledging that they exist.
18th Feb '16 1:04:49 AM MoPete
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* "Franchise/JurassicPark" by Music/{{Weird Al|Yankovic}} (parody of "[=MacArthur=] Park") has the lyric: ''"A huge tyrannosaurs ate our lawyer, well I suppose that proves they're really not all bad."''

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* "Franchise/JurassicPark" by Music/{{Weird Al|Yankovic}} (parody of "[=MacArthur=] Park") has the lyric: ''"A huge tyrannosaurs tyrannosaurus ate our lawyer, well I suppose that proves they're really not all bad."''"'' Though [[WordOfGod Weird Al]] has stated it's left to the listener's interpretation whether it's the lawyer or the tyrannosaurus that's "not all bad."
17th Feb '16 9:55:48 PM DoctorSleep
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** (Semi) Parodied by Tim Minchin with his [[https://youtu.be/3Onjdw_FXyw "Song for Phil Daoust"]].
17th Feb '16 6:20:10 AM DoctorSleep
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* There's been a rising trend in the number of comedians who refuse to accept any negative criticism, often blaming it on Political Correctness (if they're male), [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-things-that-make-doing-comedy-nightmare-women/ sexism]] (if they're female) or [[http://thenewdaily.com.au/entertainment/2016/02/15/lawrence-mooneys-viral-twitter-attack/ shoddy journalism]] (either gender).
** The 2007 documentary ''Heckler'' was produced by comedian Jamie Kennedy as retaliation for all the negative reviews and heckles he kept receiving. It gained notoriety for showing that maybe his [[DesignatedVillain designated villains]] had a point. In the doco's defense, there were several interviews with entertainers who were much more professional in their response to negative feedback.
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