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12th Aug '16 3:46:06 PM Doug86
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* In ''ErinBrockovich'', the titular character reveals to a mother that a corporation had hidden the fact that her home and water supply is contaminated by a deadly toxic waste. The mother looks outside in horror at her kids in a pool and realizes that they are literally neck deep in dangerously polluted water and runs to get them out. When the kids ask why they had to get out, she yells "Because I said so!" guessing correctly that explaining toxic waste poisoning to children under 10 years old is as counterproductive as it is pointless.

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* In ''ErinBrockovich'', ''Film/ErinBrockovich'', the titular character reveals to a mother that a corporation had hidden the fact that her home and water supply is contaminated by a deadly toxic waste. The mother looks outside in horror at her kids in a pool and realizes that they are literally neck deep in dangerously polluted water and runs to get them out. When the kids ask why they had to get out, she yells "Because I said so!" guessing correctly that explaining toxic waste poisoning to children under 10 years old is as counterproductive as it is pointless.
8th May '16 5:51:20 PM nombretomado
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* The DrugsAreBad episode of ''HomeImprovement'' had Tim and Jill telling Brad that yes, they grew up in the sixties, and at the very least Jill tried it--and ended up in a hospital due to a laced batch. Their point was softer than usual for this trope, in that they were more concerned about the same thing happening to Brad than him simply doing it, and that he worked too hard for his collegiate and sports future to throw it away for drugs. Another episode, dealing with religion, went the other way--Tim says he doesn't mind whatever Randy thinks with regards to religion (as the most intellectual of the Taylor children is beginning to abandon the church, though not his faith), as long as "your butt's in that pew" on Sundays.

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* The DrugsAreBad episode of ''HomeImprovement'' ''Series/HomeImprovement'' had Tim and Jill telling Brad that yes, they grew up in the sixties, and at the very least Jill tried it--and ended up in a hospital due to a laced batch. Their point was softer than usual for this trope, in that they were more concerned about the same thing happening to Brad than him simply doing it, and that he worked too hard for his collegiate and sports future to throw it away for drugs. Another episode, dealing with religion, went the other way--Tim says he doesn't mind whatever Randy thinks with regards to religion (as the most intellectual of the Taylor children is beginning to abandon the church, though not his faith), as long as "your butt's in that pew" on Sundays.
24th Mar '16 5:44:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheCosbyShow'': The pilot episode famously saw Cliff call out his son, Theo, for his consistently poor grades at school. Cliff told his son, quite bluntly, that he was going to try harder at school "because I am your father. I brought you into this world, and I can take you out!" (This drew laughs and applause from the live audience.)

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* ''TheCosbyShow'': ''Series/TheCosbyShow'': The pilot episode famously saw Cliff call out his son, Theo, for his consistently poor grades at school. Cliff told his son, quite bluntly, that he was going to try harder at school "because I am your father. I brought you into this world, and I can take you out!" (This drew laughs and applause from the live audience.)
18th Mar '16 11:01:43 PM Hossmeister
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16th Mar '16 3:48:19 PM ObsidianFire
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** It's also possible the parent has become GenreSavvy enough to realize that children in general and ''their'' children in particular are born [[RulesLawyer Rules Lawyers]], so giving a ''reason'' why will only result in a barrage of objections, each of which they're going to have to argue tooth-and-nail. Sometimes it's best to just refuse to play and go with the Unanswer, because this limits the possible objections pretty much to "It's not fair!" which has a built-in response ("LifeIsntFair.")

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** It's also possible the parent has become GenreSavvy are smart enough to realize that children in general and ''their'' children in particular are born [[RulesLawyer Rules Lawyers]], so giving a ''reason'' why will only result in a barrage of objections, each of which they're going to have to argue tooth-and-nail. Sometimes it's best to just refuse to play and go with the Unanswer, because this limits the possible objections pretty much to "It's not fair!" which has a built-in response ("LifeIsntFair.")



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18th Nov '15 4:23:37 AM MCanter89
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BecauseISaidSo is another one of the ParentalIssues tropes. It is known by a handful of [[StockPhrase StockPhrases]]:

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BecauseISaidSo "Because I Said So" is another one of the ParentalIssues tropes. It is known by a handful of [[StockPhrase StockPhrases]]:
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The problem is that it is in the nature of children to test boundaries and ask questions (of course, it is also in the nature of children to be ignorant, so it kind of equals out.)

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The problem is that it is in the nature of children to test boundaries and ask questions (of course, it is also in the nature of children to be ignorant, so it kind of equals out.)
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--> '''Thor:''' Father, I want to date/marry/love a mortal woman.
--> '''Odin:''' A immortal cannot marry a mortal!
--> '''Thor:''' Why?
--> '''Odin:''' [[KnightTemplarParent Because I'm an all powerful God and I SAID SO!!!]]

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--> '''Odin:''' -->'''Odin:''' [[KnightTemplarParent Because I'm an all powerful God and I SAID SO!!!]]






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* Kat in ''Film/{{Ten Things I Hate About You}}'' is dead-set against her little sister dating the {{Jerk Jock}}, but refuses to say why until late in the movie, when she reveals [[spoiler: she dated him once and slept with him, upon which he dumped her]].

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* Kat in ''Film/{{Ten Things I Hate About You}}'' ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'' is dead-set against her little sister dating the {{Jerk Jock}}, JerkJock, but refuses to say why until late in the movie, when she reveals [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she dated him once and slept with him, upon which he dumped her]].






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--> On what charge?
--> ''There doesn't have to be one!''

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** This moment actually set the tone of the show, as Theo tried to give a "why don't you just love me for who I am" speech that was a reliable trope at the time; this too drew applause before Cliff showed what mindset they should ''really'' cheer for, and it was not for the lazy kid unwilling to do better (although Theo eventually did have a valid excuse for his school trouble: [[spoiler: he was dyslexic]].)

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** This moment actually set the tone of the show, as Theo tried to give a "why don't you just love me for who I am" speech that was a reliable trope at the time; this too drew applause before Cliff showed what mindset they should ''really'' cheer for, and it was not for the lazy kid unwilling to do better (although Theo eventually did have a valid excuse for his school trouble: [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he was dyslexic]].)dyslexic]]).



* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', Dean (who in addition to being a big brother to Sam was also something of a father figure, because their dad was usually not around) said exactly this to Sam when Sam wanted to summon the [[AtTheCrossroads Crossroads Demon]] to try and break Dean's deal. (If they try to break the deal, then Sam will die). Sam [[spoiler: goes and summons the Crossroads Demon anyway, without Dean's knowledge, and ends up killing her.]]

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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', Dean (who in addition to being a big brother to Sam was also something of a father figure, because their dad was usually not around) said exactly this to Sam when Sam wanted to summon the [[AtTheCrossroads Crossroads Demon]] to try and break Dean's deal. (If they try to break the deal, then Sam will die). Sam [[spoiler: goes [[spoiler:goes and summons the Crossroads Demon anyway, without Dean's knowledge, and ends up killing her.]]



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* In Disney's ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'' Agent K told Todd and Riley at some length they were never to go to a carnival of any kind, under any circumstances, ever, on earth. Todd pretty much reacted to this with "she pretty much dared me to go." It turns out that K had, as a child, run away to the carnival herself, and didn't want her children to make the same mistake she had.

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* In Disney's ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'' ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', Agent K told Todd and Riley at some length they were never to go to a carnival of any kind, under any circumstances, ever, on earth. Todd pretty much reacted to this with "she pretty much dared me to go." It turns out that K had, as a child, run away to the carnival herself, and didn't want her children to make the same mistake she had.



* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', when Stan's Dad displays a ridiculously over-the-top hysteria about Stan's desire to form a ''boy-band'' with his friends, but refuses to explain why until the end -- turns out ''he'' was in a boy band once and ended up losing his fame as quickly as he gained it.

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', when Stan's Dad displays a ridiculously over-the-top hysteria about Stan's desire to form a ''boy-band'' with his friends, but refuses to explain why until the end -- turns out ''he'' was in a boy band once and ended up losing his fame as quickly as he gained it.



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* This is how fiat currency works, with the government taking the role of parents - the green piece of paper with the portrait of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington is worth one dollar because, essentially, the US government says so.[[note]]More specifically, it is good for settling outstanding debts in the United States, especially your tax bill - the IRS is not allowed to refuse your use of Federal Reserve notes as payment or else you can bring them to court and have your debt (taxes) cancelled by a judge.[[/note]] Here, though, it doesn't have the usual negative connotations that would normally be associated with this trope (unless you are a proponent of the gold standard) - indeed, there is no reserve currency[[note]]Any currency that is held in large quantities by foreign governments - the big ones include the US dollar, the Euro, pound sterling, Swiss franc, and Japanese yen[[/note]] in the world today that is directly convertable to gold or any other commodity.

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* This is how fiat currency works, with the government taking the role of parents - the green piece of paper with the portrait of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington is worth one dollar because, essentially, the US government says so.[[note]]More specifically, it is good for settling outstanding debts in the United States, especially your tax bill - the IRS is not allowed to refuse your use of Federal Reserve notes as payment or else you can bring them to court and have your debt (taxes) cancelled by a judge.[[/note]] Here, though, it doesn't have the usual negative connotations that would normally be associated with this trope (unless you are a proponent of the gold standard) - indeed, there is no reserve currency[[note]]Any currency that is held in large quantities by foreign governments - the big ones include the US dollar, the Euro, pound sterling, Swiss franc, and Japanese yen[[/note]] in the world today that is directly convertable convertible to gold or any other commodity.
commodity.
5th Nov '15 8:04:42 AM nombretomado
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* Typical conversation between [[TheMightyThor Thor and Odin]]

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18th Jul '15 5:00:02 PM SmartGirl333
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The problem is that it is in the nature of children to test boundaries and ask questions (of course, it is also in the nature of children to be [[strike:stupid]] ignorant, so it kind of equals out.)

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The problem is that it is in the nature of children to test boundaries and ask questions (of course, it is also in the nature of children to be [[strike:stupid]] ignorant, so it kind of equals out.)
7th Jul '15 5:37:58 AM Kakai
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* Defied in ''[[Literature/SpaceMarineBattles Death of Integrity]]'' - while Lord Plosk has enough autority to tell just that the Space Marines waiting for instructions, he decides against it, as motivated and well-treated Space Marines are generally better soldiers (and safer to be around) than pissed-off, clueless Space Marines.
25th Apr '15 12:01:29 AM Elusivehawk
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-->Don't do this, and don't Do that\\

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Come and put out your eyes
--->--Music/{{Supertramp}}, "School"

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