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27th Nov '17 1:53:07 AM eroock
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-->--''Series/BulletInTheFace'', "Drug of Choice"

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-->--''Series/BulletInTheFace'', -->-- ''Series/BulletInTheFace'', "Drug of Choice"
8th Nov '17 9:50:02 AM Kartoonkid95
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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' used this in a parody of ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety'', where Roger was posing as a college professor. He advised his students to seize the day and not let anything get in the way of living life to its fullest. Unfortunately, one of his students decides that that means it's okay to kill his father, which Roger and Hayley learn after he invites them over to discuss philosophy.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' used this in ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
** In "Iced, Iced Babies", Roger, posing as
a parody of college professor a la ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety'', where Roger was posing as a college professor. He advised advissd his students to seize the day and not let anything get in the way of living life to its fullest. Unfortunately, one of his students decides that that means it's okay to kill his father, which Roger and Hayley learn after he invites them over to discuss philosophy.philosophy.
** In "Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls", Stan tries to improve his Halloween haunted house by displaying actual serial killers in glass containers, but Francine doesn't like the idea because "it's like looking at a shark in an aquarium". This gives Roger the idea to release the killers and let them run loose in the house.
--->'''Roger:''' Yeah, Francine was right, a shark's not very intimidating behind glass. ''But if you're in an ocean with it...!''
--->'''Stan:''' But Roger, they're going to kill us all!
--->'''Francine:''' AND CHOP OFF MY HEAD!
--->'''Roger:''' Scary, right? ''(beat)'' [[DidntThinkThisThrough Ugh, I never think things through.]]
26th Jun '17 3:29:19 AM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In "Discordant Harmony", after Discord offers to host his next tea party with Fluttershy, he goes to Pinkie Pie for some advice throwing a party. Pinkie advises him to try and make his guest comfortable, but Discord goes a little too far in trying to make [[WorldOfChaos the chaotic pocket dimension he calls home]] more "normal". Not only does seeing Discord acting calm and polite leave Fluttershy unnerved, but it turns out Discord suppressing his chaotic powers nearly causes him to [[CessationOfExistence literally fade away]].
10th Jun '17 2:51:33 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': Gowasu, the [[TopGod Supreme Kai]] of [[AlternateUniverse Universe 10]], orders his [[FantasticRacism anti-mortal]] apprentice Zamasu to fight Goku so he can have a better idea on how mortals are. Although he is shocked along with Zamasu on how powerful Goku is, he thinks Zamasu got a positive experience from fighting Goku. Instead, Zamasu just ends up convinced that mortals are both foolish ''and'' dangerous. Then he takes Zamasu 1000 years into the future of a primitive planet, thinking the mortals would have calmed down by then. They've developed some culture but are still pretty barbaric, which doesn't help Zamasu's attitude... and leads to him killing one of their inhabitants. The next time we see Zamasu, he's [[spoiler: become a full-on KnightTemplar, working with [[EvilTwin Goku Black]] to wipe out humanity]].

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* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'':
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Gowasu, the [[TopGod Supreme Kai]] of [[AlternateUniverse Universe 10]], orders his [[FantasticRacism anti-mortal]] apprentice Zamasu to fight Goku so he can have a better idea on how mortals are. Although he is shocked along with Zamasu on how powerful Goku is, he thinks Zamasu got a positive experience from fighting Goku. Instead, Zamasu just ends up convinced that mortals are both foolish ''and'' dangerous. Then he takes Zamasu 1000 years into the future of a primitive planet, thinking the mortals would have calmed down by then. They've developed some culture but are still pretty barbaric, which doesn't help Zamasu's attitude... and leads to him killing one of their inhabitants. The next time we see Zamasu, he's [[spoiler: become a full-on KnightTemplar, working with [[EvilTwin Goku Black]]
** When talking
to wipe out humanity]].Zamasu about his belief that there must be a BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil, he says that evil is needed for justice to prosper since justice is created to counteract evil. Just before Zamasu [[spoiler:tries to kill him]], Zamasu says that he finally understands [[NecessarilyEvil how acts of evil can lead to justice]].



* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Kaneki's MissingMom always told him that it's "better to be hurt than to hurt others." Not only did following her own advice result in his mother literally working herself to death to provide for both her own home and that of her {{Jerkass}} sister, who [[TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity took advantage of her at every opportunity]], but following it himself resulted in Kaneki being captured and undergoing ten days of ColdBloodedTorture at the hands of the crazed ghoul Yamori, resulting in him discarding his humanity altogether.

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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'': Kaneki's MissingMom always told him that it's "better "[[ExtremeDoormat better to be hurt than to hurt others.others]]." Not only did following her own advice result in his mother literally working herself to death to provide for both her own home and that of her {{Jerkass}} sister, who [[TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity took advantage of her at every opportunity]], but following it himself resulted in Kaneki being captured and undergoing ten days of ColdBloodedTorture at the hands of the crazed ghoul Yamori, resulting in him discarding his humanity altogether.
8th May '17 3:44:26 PM ironballs16
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-->'''Orel:''' Reverend, I just feel terrible about making that awful song so popular. What can I do to make it up to God?\\

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-->'''Orel:''' Reverend, I just feel terrible about making [[VillainSong that awful song song]] so popular. What can I do to make it up to God?\\
21st Apr '17 10:50:11 AM ngh93
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''Film/NotANotherTeenMovie'': Jake's sister Catherine advises him that if he wants to get Janey's attention he must sing a song with her name in it. While Janey is taking an outdoor art class, Jake commandeers the school's PA system and sings [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} 'Janey's Got A Gun']]. One of the other students points a finger at her and shouts "She's got a gun!" Everyone except Janey screams and runs off, and the police converge on her; panicking, she runs, is wrestled to the ground by two cops and gratuitously tasered into insensibility.

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''Film/NotANotherTeenMovie'': *''Film/NotANotherTeenMovie'': Jake's sister Catherine advises him that if he wants to get Janey's attention he must sing a song with her name in it. While Janey is taking an outdoor art class, Jake commandeers the school's PA system and sings [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} 'Janey's Got A Gun']]. One of the other students points a finger at her and shouts "She's got a gun!" Everyone except Janey screams and runs off, and the police converge on her; panicking, she runs, is wrestled to the ground by two cops and gratuitously tasered into insensibility.
21st Apr '17 10:50:02 AM ngh93
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Jake's sister Catherine advises him that if he wants to get Janey's attention he must sing a song with her name in it. While Janey is taking an outdoor art class, Jake commandeers the school's PA system and sings [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} 'Janey's Got A Gun']]. One of the other students points a finger at her and shouts "She's got a gun!" Everyone except Janey screams and runs off, and the police converge on her; panicking, she runs, is wrestled to the ground by two cops and gratuitously tasered into insensibility.

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''Film/NotANotherTeenMovie'': Jake's sister Catherine advises him that if he wants to get Janey's attention he must sing a song with her name in it. While Janey is taking an outdoor art class, Jake commandeers the school's PA system and sings [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} 'Janey's Got A Gun']]. One of the other students points a finger at her and shouts "She's got a gun!" Everyone except Janey screams and runs off, and the police converge on her; panicking, she runs, is wrestled to the ground by two cops and gratuitously tasered into insensibility.
13th Apr '17 6:19:54 PM ngh93
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Jake's sister Catherine advises him that if he wants to get Janey's attention he must sing a song with her name in it. While Janey is taking an outdoor art class, Jake commandeers the school's PA system and sings [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} 'Janey's Got A Gun']]. One of the other students points a finger at her and shouts "She's got a gun!" Everyone except Janey screams and runs off, and the police converge on her; panicking, she runs, is wrestled to the ground by two cops and gratuitously tasered into insensibility.
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Jake's sister Catherine advises him that if he wants to get Janey's attention he must sing a song with her name in it. While Janey is taking an outdoor art class, Jake commandeers the school's PA system and sings [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} 'Janey's Got A Gun']]. One of the other students points a finger at her and shouts "She's got a gun!" Everyone except Janey screams and runs off, and the police converge on her; panicking, she runs, is wrestled to the ground by two cops and gratuitously tasered into insensibility.
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Jake's sister Catherine advises him that if he wants to get Janey's attention he must sing a song with her name in it. While Janey is taking an outdoor art class, Jake commandeers the school's PA system and sings [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} 'Janey's Got A Gun']]. One of the other students points a finger at her and shouts "She's got a gun!" Everyone except Janey screams and runs off, and the police converge on her; panicking, she runs, is wrestled to the ground by two cops and gratuitously tasered into insensibility.
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13th Apr '17 6:19:22 PM ngh93
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Jake's sister Catherine advises him that if he wants to get Janey's attention he must sing a song with her name in it. While Janey is taking an outdoor art class, Jake commandeers the school's PA system and sings [[Music/{{Aerosmith}} 'Janey's Got A Gun']]. One of the other students points a finger at her and shouts "She's got a gun!" Everyone except Janey screams and runs off, and the police converge on her; panicking, she runs, is wrestled to the ground by two cops and gratuitously tasered into insensibility.
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27th Oct '16 9:36:08 PM billybobfred
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* Zig-zagged in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' with one of [[FanNickname Phone Guy's]] bits of advice: He suggests playing dead if you're caught since the animatronics might assume you're an empty suit and leave you alone, but ''immediately'' takes it back realizing it could backfire badly with them instead trying to stuff an endoskeleton ''into'' you. [[spoiler:It's zig-zagged when it turns out playing dead ''can'' work: when you're out of power playing dead (not moving the mouse at all) you'll get a solid minute of Freddy's song heartedly support Jesse and become just as adversarial to Gus' operation. This gets lampshaded the next time Walt and Mike see each other, and Mike is less than pleased about the fact.
* One of the first few episodes of ''Series/The100'' has Bellamy try to help a little girl deal with her nightmares by giving her the same advice his mother gave him: "Don't be scared of the demons; ''fight back''." This backfires when [[spoiler: we find out her before he attacks. Since an hour's only a minute and a half, playing dead ''can'' buy you enough time to finish the night if you run out of power after 5.]]

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* Zig-zagged in ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' with one of [[FanNickname Phone Guy's]] bits of advice: He suggests playing dead if you're caught since the animatronics might assume you're an empty suit and leave you alone, but ''immediately'' takes it back realizing it could backfire badly with them instead trying to stuff an endoskeleton ''into'' you. [[spoiler:It's zig-zagged when it turns out playing dead ''can'' work: when you're out of power playing dead (not moving the mouse at all) you'll get a solid minute of Freddy's song heartedly support Jesse and become just as adversarial to Gus' operation. This gets lampshaded the next time Walt and Mike see each other, and Mike is less than pleased about the fact.
* One of the first few episodes of ''Series/The100'' has Bellamy try to help a little girl deal with her nightmares by giving her the same advice his mother gave him: "Don't be scared of the demons; ''fight back''." This backfires when [[spoiler: we find out her
before he attacks. Since an hour's only a minute and a half, playing dead ''can'' buy you enough time to finish the night if you run out of power after 5.]]
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