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13th Jul '17 2:18:10 PM Julia1984
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When someone is faking this under the assumption the more they beg for "Anything but that," the more likely they will be given "that," it's BriarPatching.
12th Jul '17 11:36:12 AM Nadim
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Powerpuff Girls}}'': Sedusa when Ms. Bellum and the girls cut off her hair
27th Jun '17 3:06:04 AM DrFraud
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* Played horrifyingly straight in Literature/NineteenEightyFour."[[spoiler:DO IT TO JULIA!!!]]"
** And spoofed brilliantly in ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'''s version of "High School Bigshot" when the smart kid gets caught writing a paper for the pretty girl [[spoiler: "She's guilty of thought-crimes! Put the rat mask on her!"]]
* In ''Literature/BellesOnTheirToes'', Tom, the handyman, generally gathers the children in the kitchen for what he calls his "club" (which includes refreshments and storytelling). When he attempts to threaten Ernestine with exclusion from it for scratching her chicken pox, she gasps "in mock terror", "Not that! Anything but that!"
-->Tom made no reply. But it was clear that the Princess, as Tom called her, was out of the Club for a thousand years and four days.
* Br'er Rabbit is possibly an ur-example (at least in American folklore) -- then Subverts it. [[spoiler: [[BriarPatching Turns out, he's quite at home in the briar patch.]]]]
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Played horrifyingly straight in Literature/NineteenEightyFour."[[spoiler:DO IT TO JULIA!!!]]"
** And spoofed brilliantly in ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'''s version of "High School Bigshot" when the smart kid gets caught writing a paper for the pretty girl [[spoiler: "She's guilty of thought-crimes! Put the rat mask on her!"]]
* In ''Literature/BellesOnTheirToes'', Tom, the handyman, generally gathers the children in the kitchen for what he calls his "club" (which includes refreshments and storytelling). When he attempts to threaten Ernestine with exclusion from it for scratching her chicken pox, she gasps "in mock terror", "Not that! Anything but that!"
-->Tom made no reply. But it was clear that the Princess, as Tom called her, was out of the Club for a thousand years and four days.
* Br'er Rabbit is possibly an ur-example (at least in American folklore) -- then Subverts it. [[spoiler: [[BriarPatching Turns out, he's quite at home in the briar patch.]]]]
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18th Jun '17 11:56:24 PM erforce
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--> '''Indy''' peering into the Well of Souls: "Why snakes? Why did it have to be snakes? Anything else."

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--> '''Indy''' peering (peering into the Well of Souls: Souls): "Why snakes? Why did it have to be snakes? Anything else."



* From ''Film/TheWickerMan'' remake: "No, no, not the bees!"

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* From ''Film/TheWickerMan'' remake: ''Film/TheWickerMan2006'': "No, no, not the bees!"



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* ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming'': young [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Nockers]] are advised, when bargaining with a [[OurElvesAreBetter Sidhe]], to start out asking for sex in return for whatever invention or creation they are selling. The Sidhe will likely reply with this trope, whereupon the Nocker can ask for what he ''actually'' wants - which will strike the Sidhe as extremely reasonable in comparison.
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* ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming'': young [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent Nockers]] are advised, when bargaining with a [[OurElvesAreBetter Sidhe]], to start out asking for sex in return for whatever invention or creation they are selling. The Sidhe will likely reply with this trope, whereupon the Nocker can ask for what he ''actually'' wants - which will strike the Sidhe as extremely reasonable in comparison.
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* If you've [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured]] someone already in your basement in VideoGame/YandereSimulator, they'll say this when you go to do it again. Very much played for horror.

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* If you've [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured]] someone already in your basement in VideoGame/YandereSimulator, ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'', they'll say this when you go to do it again. Very much played for horror.



* A common running gag throughout Podcast/RiffTrax, due to the FauxHorrific nature of what they are watching. Usually the "''that''" is being exposed to [[Film/HarryPotter Quiditch]] or [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Pod Racing]].

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* A common running gag throughout Podcast/RiffTrax, due to the FauxHorrific nature of what they are watching. Usually the "''that''" is being exposed to [[Film/HarryPotter Quiditch]] Quidditch]] or [[Film/ThePhantomMenace Pod Racing]].



* In one of WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd's Halloween episodes, the Nerd is being chased by [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]]. When he's cornered, the Nerd begs ''"Don't kill me!"'' Instead, Jason holds up a copy of ''VideoGame/FridayThe13th'' on {{NES}}. The Nerd stares in horror at the game for a moment, then says ''"Kill me!"''

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* In one of WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd's Halloween episodes, the Nerd is being chased by [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason Voorhees]]. When he's cornered, the Nerd begs ''"Don't kill me!"'' Instead, Jason holds up a copy of ''VideoGame/FridayThe13th'' on {{NES}}. The Nerd stares in horror at the game for a moment, then says ''"Kill me!"''me."''
4th Jun '17 6:28:04 PM Prinzenick
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* In the [[WesternAnimation/JoeOrioloFelixTheCat Joe Oriolo Felix the Cat]] episode "Stone Making Machine", Felix is trapped inside of The Professor's greenhouse, and Professor reveals that he's trapped in there with his man-eating plant, Leopard Lilly, news that Rock Bottom reacts with horror to.
-->Professor: Stop, Rock! Leave him to Leopard Lilly!
-->Rock Bottom: No! No, boss! Not Leopard Lilly!
-->Professor: Yes, Leopard Lilly!
31st May '17 5:40:42 AM Sedaver
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* In the episode "Scared A Lot In Camelot" from WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooShow, Clarence the caretaker screams this line when the ghost of Merlin sentences him to suffer the curse of Camelot.
29th May '17 9:23:17 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'': At the end of "The Trial", Angelica is found out as the one who broke Tommy's lamp and is taken by Didi to be punished. In keeping with the courtroom feel of the episode, she is heard screaming "No! Not the chair! NOT THE CHAIR!!" as she is confined to a highchair.
19th Apr '17 1:07:48 PM Greystone101
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* In ''Series/{{Vikings}}, [[spoiler: Jarl Borg]] is initially defiant and unconcerned when captured by [[spoiler:Ragnar]], even when faced with imminent death. But when he learns that his death will take the form of a [[CruelAndUnusualDeath Blood Eagle]], his composure dissolves and he gives a horrified, breathless 'No!'.
2nd Apr '17 6:20:51 AM Blazer
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* In the very first episode of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', Alpha 5 freaks out when Zordon requests "five overbearing and over-emotional humans".
-->'''Alpha 5:''' No! Not that! Not ''teenagers''!
4th Mar '17 5:17:07 PM cybertoy0
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'' episode "Space Invaders Part 2", Leo, Mikey, and Raph capture a triceraton cruiser and a triceratops pilot. When the pilot refuses to cooperate, Leo gives control of the craft to Mikey, who nearly gets them killed. After the pilot saves them, Leo threatens to let Mikey drive again, to which the pilot cries, "No! No! I'll fly it!"
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