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9th May '16 11:26:01 AM lorgskyegon
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* An arc in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' focuses on Calvin's sickness, climaxing when he hollers '''''"ROOM SERVICE!"'''''

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* An arc in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' focuses on Calvin's sickness, climaxing when he hollers '''''"ROOM SERVICE!"'''''SERVICE!"''''' On the flip side, his doctor commented that the flu he had made Calvin a much more agreeable patient.
20th Mar '16 5:32:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''AngryBeavers'', "Fakin' It": Norbert feigns illness in order to get out of repairing the house, and Dagget works so hard catering to his brother's every whim that he gets sick for real... but in the end, it turns out that Dag had gotten wise and was also faking it.

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* ''AngryBeavers'', ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', "Fakin' It": Norbert feigns illness in order to get out of repairing the house, and Dagget works so hard catering to his brother's every whim that he gets sick for real... but in the end, it turns out that Dag had gotten wise and was also faking it.
11th Mar '16 5:48:36 PM GrammarNavi
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* In the ''TazMania'' episode "Nursemaid Taz", Digeri Dingo fakes a broken leg so he can get Taz's family to wait on him. They soon start killing him with kindness, force-feeding him soup and piling pillows on him till he nearly goes insane.

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* In the ''TazMania'' ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'' episode "Nursemaid Taz", Digeri Dingo fakes a broken leg so he can get Taz's family to wait on him. They soon start killing him with kindness, force-feeding him soup and piling pillows on him till he nearly goes insane.
6th Mar '16 4:02:02 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''[[CareBears Adventures in Care-a-Lot]]'', Grumpy takes advantage of Wingnut's willingness to help when his foot is hurt, even faking it still being hurt after it heals.

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* In one episode of ''[[CareBears Adventures in Care-a-Lot]]'', ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAdventuresInCareALot'', Grumpy takes advantage of Wingnut's willingness to help when his foot is hurt, even faking it still being hurt after it heals.



* In an episode of ''HeyArnold'', Helga bosses Phoebe around just a bit too much, and Phoebe ends up being hit by a truck trying to do what Helga wanted, resulting in a broken leg. Helga feels horribly guilty and pledges to take care of her friend. Phoebe resists at first, but then she discovers that she enjoys being taken care of by Helga for once, instead of the other way around, and still fakes her broken leg after it healed, demanding more and more of Helga, who gladly does whatever Phoebe asks. Finally, Helga's put in the same situation that Phoebe is in the beginning, scrambling around to do her friend's bidding, and is also hit by a truck, suffering a broken leg. Phoebe feels terrible and they return to the status quo of Phoebe performing tasks for Helga.

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* In an episode of ''HeyArnold'', ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', Helga bosses Phoebe around just a bit too much, and Phoebe ends up being hit by a truck trying to do what Helga wanted, resulting in a broken leg. Helga feels horribly guilty and pledges to take care of her friend. Phoebe resists at first, but then she discovers that she enjoys being taken care of by Helga for once, instead of the other way around, and still fakes her broken leg after it healed, demanding more and more of Helga, who gladly does whatever Phoebe asks. Finally, Helga's put in the same situation that Phoebe is in the beginning, scrambling around to do her friend's bidding, and is also hit by a truck, suffering a broken leg. Phoebe feels terrible and they return to the status quo of Phoebe performing tasks for Helga.
7th Feb '16 8:05:34 PM jormis29
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* In the ''CurbYourEnthusiasm'' episode "Interior Decorator", chronic malcontent Larry David, throws a tantrum at his doctor's office over their waiting list policy, culminating in Larry tackling another patient.

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\n* In the ''CurbYourEnthusiasm'' ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'' episode "Interior Decorator", chronic malcontent Larry David, throws a tantrum at his doctor's office over their waiting list policy, culminating in Larry tackling another patient.



* Perhaps the quintessential example is Elaine Benes of ''{{Seinfeld}}'', who is blacklisted by the American Medical Association. When in desperation she books an appointment with a vet, his office receives a call just moments before she sees him. The AMA sends over her medical records, including the blacklisting.

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* Perhaps the quintessential example is Elaine Benes of ''{{Seinfeld}}'', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', who is blacklisted by the American Medical Association. When in desperation she books an appointment with a vet, his office receives a call just moments before she sees him. The AMA sends over her medical records, including the blacklisting.



* Dr John {{Becker}} constantly suffered from Annoying Patients. After accidentally being shot, ''he'' was an Annoying Patient to his doctor at the hospital due to him constantly disagreeing with her diagnosis.

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* Dr John {{Becker}} Series/{{Becker}} constantly suffered from Annoying Patients. After accidentally being shot, ''he'' was an Annoying Patient to his doctor at the hospital due to him constantly disagreeing with her diagnosis.



* Dick Solomon of ''[[ThirdRockFromTheSun 3rd Rock from the Sun]]'' did this after he sprained his foot. Once his foot got better, he started faking it to keep the treatment going. His family and Mary wreaked vengeance on him when they found out, injuring him much ''more'' in the process.

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* Dick Solomon of ''[[ThirdRockFromTheSun 3rd Rock from the Sun]]'' ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' did this after he sprained his foot. Once his foot got better, he started faking it to keep the treatment going. His family and Mary wreaked vengeance on him when they found out, injuring him much ''more'' in the process.



* {{Miranda}}'s mother is this in one episode.

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* {{Miranda}}'s ''Series/{{Miranda}}'''s mother is this in one episode.



* In an episode of {{Matlock}}, Matlock himself is one of these, until his nurse gives him some medicine for a headache, leading to an epiphany, and a change of attitude towards the nurse.

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* In an episode of {{Matlock}}, ''Series/{{Matlock}}'', Matlock himself is one of these, until his nurse gives him some medicine for a headache, leading to an epiphany, and a change of attitude towards the nurse.
10th Jan '16 1:44:13 PM KizunaTallis
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* In an episode of ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' April gets the flu and goes to the hospital, using the opportunity to give this treatment to Anne, who she's holding a grudge against. Anne takes it all like a true professional until the very ''second'' her shift ends, at which point she shouts "What the ''[[PrecisionFStrike fuck]]'' is wrong with you?!"

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* In an episode of the ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' episode "Flu Season", April gets the flu and goes to has stay in the hospital, using the opportunity to give this treatment to Anne, Ann, who she's holding a grudge against. Anne against for kissing her love interest Andy. Ann takes it all like a true professional until the very ''second'' her shift ends, at which point she shouts shouts, "What the ''[[PrecisionFStrike fuck]]'' is wrong with you?!"you?!" and calls April out on her pettiness.
30th Dec '15 8:40:31 AM Kitchen90
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* The Colonel in ''Film/CarryOn Nurse'' infuriates the nurses with his incessant demands on their time. Similar characters appear in the other medically-themed ''Carry On'' films.

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* The Colonel in ''Film/CarryOn Nurse'' ''Film/CarryOnNurse'' infuriates the nurses with his incessant demands on their time. Similar characters appear in the other medically-themed ''Carry On'' films.films, such as Creator/FrankieHowerd's character in ''Film/CarryOnDoctor''.



29th Dec '15 9:53:30 PM Willbyr
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* Akihiko Sanada makes a lousy patient after being injured at the beginning of ''{{Persona 3}}'', due to his [[ICanStillFight eagerness to return to fighting]]. As Mitsuru is the one looking after him, the main character only sees occasional hints of this when he expresses boredom and frustration, or schemes to rejoin the fight behind Mitsuru's back. Later in the game, however, the main character becomes ill following a minor event. Afterwards, Mitsuru specifically requests that s/he rest quietly until well again and NOT subject her to a repeat performance of what she went through with Akihiko, indicating she really had her hands full during that time.
* Another ShinMegamiTensei example: Late into the main story of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' [[spoiler: Ryotaro Dojima]] winds up in the hospital after a car accident, but keeps sneaking out of his room [[spoiler: because of doubts regarding his current case]]. As you can expect, the hospital staff are rather irked at this.

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* Akihiko Sanada makes a lousy patient after being injured at the beginning of ''{{Persona ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', due to his [[ICanStillFight eagerness to return to fighting]]. As Mitsuru is the one looking after him, the main character only sees occasional hints of this when he expresses boredom and frustration, or schemes to rejoin the fight behind Mitsuru's back. Later in the game, however, the main character becomes ill following a minor event. Afterwards, Mitsuru specifically requests that s/he rest quietly until well again and NOT subject her to a repeat performance of what she went through with Akihiko, indicating she really had her hands full during that time.
* Another ShinMegamiTensei Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei example: Late into the main story of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' [[spoiler: Ryotaro Dojima]] winds up in the hospital after a car accident, but keeps sneaking out of his room [[spoiler: because of doubts regarding his current case]]. As you can expect, the hospital staff are rather irked at this.
27th Nov '15 10:32:59 PM nombretomado
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* The "doctor as annoying patient" angle (specifically regarding the InformedSelfDiagnosis trope) is lampshaded in an episode of ''{{Scrubs}}'' when a doctor who comes to Sacred Heart literally informs the staff of what he diagnosed his problem with, brings along a lackey who agrees with everything he says to legitimize his claims, and demands that they sign off on the treatments he's prescribed for himself immediately if not sooner.

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* The "doctor as annoying patient" angle (specifically regarding the InformedSelfDiagnosis trope) is lampshaded in an episode of ''{{Scrubs}}'' ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' when a doctor who comes to Sacred Heart literally informs the staff of what he diagnosed his problem with, brings along a lackey who agrees with everything he says to legitimize his claims, and demands that they sign off on the treatments he's prescribed for himself immediately if not sooner.
15th Nov '15 6:15:37 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Rugrats}}'' - Angelica fakes a broken leg, almost causing Aunt Didi and Uncle Stu to have a nervous breakdown. She even made Stu [[MemeticMutation make her pudding at 4 in the morning]]. In the end, Angelica's mom Charlotte comes home with a ''real'' broken leg, and is just as demanding to Angelica and her dad as Angelica was.

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* ''{{Rugrats}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' - Angelica fakes a broken leg, almost causing Aunt Didi and Uncle Stu to have a nervous breakdown. She even made Stu [[MemeticMutation make her pudding at 4 in the morning]]. In the end, Angelica's mom Charlotte comes home with a ''real'' broken leg, and is just as demanding to Angelica and her dad as Angelica was.
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