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29th Jul '16 5:31:31 PM WillBGood
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** First, an early episode had Extroverted Nerd Steve Urkel dealing with a bully. He actually ends up challenging the bully to a boxing match, but having no experience and muscles like wet string, he knows he's in trouble. He convinces Carl to teach him to box. It's pretty much for nothing, though, and he's beaten down. Before the bully can finish him off, though, a spectator protests -- and then the whole crowd. The bully backs down in the face of pretty much the entire student body apparently being willing to fight on Steve's behalf.

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** First, an early episode had Extroverted Nerd ExtravertedNerd Steve Urkel dealing with a bully. He actually ends up challenging the bully to a boxing match, but having no experience and muscles like wet string, he knows he's in trouble. He convinces Carl to teach him to box. It's pretty much for nothing, though, and he's beaten down. Before the bully can finish him off, though, a spectator protests -- and then the whole crowd. The bully backs down in the face of pretty much the entire student body apparently being willing to fight on Steve's behalf.
29th Jul '16 5:30:13 PM WillBGood
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* In "The Bells of St. Mary" a student gets boxing lessons from a Nun of all people after the priest praises the other boy for knowing how to fight.
14th May '16 3:01:01 AM Doug86
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** Third, Richie and a friend had their playground taken over by an adult gang. Steve tried to intervene, but with all the physical prowess of [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Professor Xavier]] on Valium, he was pretty much powerless -- until he used his TransformationRay to infuse him, Richie, and Richie's friend with the [[LamarckWasRight DNA of Bruce Lee]], upon which they went, well, Bruce Lee on the gang's asses...complete with offensive Engrish accents.

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** Third, Richie and a friend had their playground taken over by an adult gang. Steve tried to intervene, but with all the physical prowess of [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} [[ComicBook/XMen Professor Xavier]] on Valium, he was pretty much powerless -- until he used his TransformationRay to infuse him, Richie, and Richie's friend with the [[LamarckWasRight DNA of Bruce Lee]], upon which they went, well, Bruce Lee on the gang's asses...complete with offensive Engrish accents.
7th May '16 12:09:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''PunkyBrewster'' tried, unsuccessfully, to learn to box when a bully was picking on her. Her friends told the bully that even if she beat up Punky, she'd still have to fight all of them, one by one.
* The pilot of ''Series/BurnNotice'' has the Michael teaching a kid how to defend himself from bullies, using guerilla tactics. The implicit acknowledgment is that he suffered from bullying as a kid (either from his peers or from his father), and wished he had received boxing lessons as a child.
* Subverted in ''BradyBunch'': Peter learns to fight after he has run out of ways to stop a bully from tormenting Cindy. At the end, the bully eventually respects Peter, who has a good left hook punch in his opinion.

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* ''PunkyBrewster'' ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' tried, unsuccessfully, to learn to box when a bully was picking on her. Her friends told the bully that even if she beat up Punky, she'd still have to fight all of them, one by one.
* The pilot of ''Series/BurnNotice'' has the Michael teaching a kid how to defend himself from bullies, using guerilla guerrilla tactics. The implicit acknowledgment is that he suffered from bullying as a kid (either from his peers or from his father), and wished he had received boxing lessons as a child.
* Subverted in ''BradyBunch'': ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': Peter learns to fight after he has run out of ways to stop a bully from tormenting Cindy. At the end, the bully eventually respects Peter, who has a good left hook punch in his opinion.



* On ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'', Max gets boxing lessons from none other than the professional boxer Laila Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali.

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* On ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'', ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'', Max gets boxing lessons from none other than the professional boxer Laila Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali.
31st Dec '15 3:39:13 PM jamespolk
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* In ''Film/TheBellsOfStMarys'', Sister Benedict trains Eddie how to box in order to fight his bully. She goes so far as to get a how-to-box manual from a sporting goods store, before teaching Eddie how to move his feet and dodge punches and throw a right cross, etc.
31st Dec '15 12:49:55 PM JBK405
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* In David Weber's novel ''[[Literature/HonorHarrington Honor Among Enemies]]'', a major subplot revolves around a newly enlisted naval rating who's been targeted for violent harassment by a petty criminal in the crew. He [[CanNotSpitItOut refuses to testify]] that he's being threatened, so a few of the ship's noncoms start giving him martial arts lessons. If anything, this [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor succeeds too well]]; in their next confrontation, the naval rating injures the bully so badly that he'd be crippled for life if not for the setting's [[GoodThingYouCanHeal advanced medical technology]].

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* In David Weber's novel ''[[Literature/HonorHarrington Honor Among Enemies]]'', a major subplot revolves around a newly enlisted naval rating who's been Aubrey Wanderman being targeted for violent harassment by Steilman, a petty criminal lowlife stuck in the same crew. He [[CanNotSpitItOut refuses to testify]] that he's being threatened, so a few of the ship's noncoms start giving him martial arts lessons. If anything, this [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor [[GoneHorriblyRight succeeds too well]]; in their next confrontation, the naval rating Wanderman injures the bully so badly that he'd he would be crippled for life if not for the setting's [[GoodThingYouCanHeal advanced medical technology]].technology]], and he actually gets brought up on charges for the way he deliberately provoked the fight. However, because Captain Honor Harrington and everybody else recognize that Steilman ''deserved'' the beating, they keep the punishment purely symbolic. [[DeconstructedTrope They just want him to realize that, next time, he should not try to take it into his own hands.]]
19th Nov '15 6:05:00 AM StFan
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* Mork in ''MorkAndMindy'' unsuccessfully tries to learn how to box from Mindy's father when faced with a bully. (His alternative solution is to use his [[ForgottenSuperweapon hitherto unmentioned power of Time Warps]] which enables him to essentially make everyone move in slow motion while he moves at normal speed which enables him to humiliate the bully.)
* DoubleSubversion in ''{{Sliders}}'', when Quinn runs across a universe that takes place years before his own. Despite the constant urgings of his team about the [[{{Alien Non-Interference Clause}} Prime Directive]], despite no time travel being involved, Quinn teaches his younger self to box bullies, but [[spoiler:the end of the episode reveals that he wants him to do that because non-alternate young Quinn hit them with a baseball bat in his own past, giving one bully a permanent limp. His alternate self [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen just gives them a few bruises]] by [[CurbStompBattle mowing them all down with a powerful barrage]] of [[GoodOldFisticuffs punches]]. This is an incredibly creepy, [[BadAss violent, and scary]] CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, if that even makes sense.]]
* Happened in ''FamilyMatters'' no less than three times.

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* Mork in ''MorkAndMindy'' ''Series/MorkAndMindy'' unsuccessfully tries to learn how to box from Mindy's father when faced with a bully. (His alternative solution is to use his [[ForgottenSuperweapon hitherto unmentioned power of Time Warps]] which enables him to essentially make everyone move in slow motion while he moves at normal speed which enables him to humiliate the bully.)
* DoubleSubversion in ''{{Sliders}}'', ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', when Quinn runs across a universe that takes place years before his own. Despite the constant urgings of his team about the [[{{Alien Non-Interference Clause}} [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]], despite no time travel being involved, Quinn teaches his younger self to box bullies, but [[spoiler:the end of the episode reveals that he wants him to do that because non-alternate young Quinn hit them with a baseball bat in his own past, giving one bully a permanent limp. His alternate self [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen just gives them a few bruises]] by [[CurbStompBattle mowing them all down with a powerful barrage]] of [[GoodOldFisticuffs punches]]. This is an incredibly creepy, [[BadAss violent, and scary]] CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, if that even makes sense.]]
* Happened in ''FamilyMatters'' ''Series/FamilyMatters'' no less than three times.
20th Oct '15 10:26:10 AM Willbyr
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* ''HajimeNoIppo'' has this as the entire basis of the early story. The solution here is at first that he is fitter than them and runs away too fast, then later [[CharacterDevelopment they look up to him, becoming his devoted fans]].
* ''YuYuHakusho'': Subverted in the manga version; Yusuke, as a ghost, sees a kid he knew in grade school getting bullied. To help him out, Yusuke tries to communicate with him in dreams to get him to stand up for his dream of being a professional boxer and challenge the bully. On the day of the arranged match, however, Yusuke simply possesses the boy's body and beats the crap out of his tormentor.
* Ryo Narushima from ''{{Shamo}}'' learns karate to keep himself alive in correctional facility. It goes downhill from there, to put it mildly.

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* ''HajimeNoIppo'' ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' has this as the entire basis of the early story. The solution here is at first that he is fitter than them and runs away too fast, then later [[CharacterDevelopment they look up to him, becoming his devoted fans]].
* ''YuYuHakusho'': ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': Subverted in the manga version; Yusuke, as a ghost, sees a kid he knew in grade school getting bullied. To help him out, Yusuke tries to communicate with him in dreams to get him to stand up for his dream of being a professional boxer and challenge the bully. On the day of the arranged match, however, Yusuke simply possesses the boy's body and beats the crap out of his tormentor.
* Ryo Narushima from ''{{Shamo}}'' ''Manga/{{Shamo}}'' learns karate to keep himself alive in correctional facility. It goes downhill from there, to put it mildly.
11th Oct '15 11:38:49 AM nombretomado
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* In ''PhineasAndFerb'', Phineas is forced into a fight with Buford the school bully...and he's trained by Evander Holyfield. Yes, it's ''that'' kind of show.

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* In ''PhineasAndFerb'', ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Phineas is forced into a fight with Buford the school bully...and he's trained by Evander Holyfield. Yes, it's ''that'' kind of show.



* In ''HomeMovies'', Brendon's decrepit grandpa gives him an impromptu boxing lesson to help him deal with an angrily super-competitive goalie. The lesson quickly CrossesTheLineTwice as grandpa's boxing gloves are filled with ball bearings for "oomph". When Brendon later encounters the goalie, he tries an alternative means of discussing the goalie's relationship with his overachiever father, and quickly ends up on the ground in an armlock, Eventually, he gets through to the bully, who rejects his father's competitive teachings and becomes a hippie pacifist; leading Melissa to beat up Brendon for "ruining" the [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys bad-boy she had a crush on]].
* The ''TinyToonAdventures'' episode, 'Hero Hampton' is based on this trope.

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* In ''HomeMovies'', ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'', Brendon's decrepit grandpa gives him an impromptu boxing lesson to help him deal with an angrily super-competitive goalie. The lesson quickly CrossesTheLineTwice as grandpa's boxing gloves are filled with ball bearings for "oomph". When Brendon later encounters the goalie, he tries an alternative means of discussing the goalie's relationship with his overachiever father, and quickly ends up on the ground in an armlock, Eventually, he gets through to the bully, who rejects his father's competitive teachings and becomes a hippie pacifist; leading Melissa to beat up Brendon for "ruining" the [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys bad-boy she had a crush on]].
* The ''TinyToonAdventures'' ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode, 'Hero Hampton' is based on this trope.
27th Sep '15 10:39:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Richard Llewellyn's "HowGreenWasMyValley", Huw Morgan gets boxing lessons to defend himself from school bullies. His first lesson comes from his father (along with a payment plan for every bruise, bloody nose or split lip Huw comes home sporting). This is not enough, so his older brother gets the valley's professional boxers to train him specially. He gets VERY good at it.

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* In Richard Llewellyn's "HowGreenWasMyValley", "Literature/HowGreenWasMyValley", Huw Morgan gets boxing lessons to defend himself from school bullies. His first lesson comes from his father (along with a payment plan for every bruise, bloody nose or split lip Huw comes home sporting). This is not enough, so his older brother gets the valley's professional boxers to train him specially. He gets VERY good at it.
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