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5th Jan '18 12:28:32 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Literature/BoredOfTheRings'', Frito, cornered by the Nozdrul, does his best Br'er Rabbit impersonation. It's the oldest trick in the book, and they fall for it.

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* In ''Literature/BoredOfTheRings'', Frito, cornered by the Nozdrul, does his best Br'er Rabbit impersonation. impersonation and begs them not to throw him in "dat briar patch ober dere." It's the oldest trick in the book, and they fall for it.it hook, line and sinker.
20th Dec '17 1:11:25 AM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12662566/1/Replay Replay]]'' Harry tells his aunt he'll do ''anything but'' vacuuming the house, which is actually the chore he hates the least.
14th Dec '17 1:43:22 PM Anddrix
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** In the UK, Marmite is advertised in a similar way -- they've turned the fact that [[LoveItOrHateIt 50% of the populace hate it]] into a selling point.

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** In the UK, Marmite is advertised in a similar way -- they've turned the fact that [[LoveItOrHateIt 50% of the populace hate it]] it into a selling point.
1st Dec '17 8:25:50 AM DaibhidC
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* In the ''Series/Flash2015'' episode "The Wrath of Savitar", the S.T.A.R. Labs team deduce that BigBad Savitar is trapped in the Speed Force, and needs the complete Philosopher's Stone to escape ... which makes the fact Barry threw most of it into the Speed Force to keep it ''out'' of Savitar's hands a huge mistake, but at least there's one shard left. Cut to Savitar's mental projection taunting Wally that he just doesn't have the speed to throw the final shard safely into the Force the way Barry did...

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* In the ''Series/Flash2015'' ''Series/TheFlash2014'' episode "The Wrath of Savitar", the S.T.A.R. Labs team deduce that BigBad Savitar is trapped in the Speed Force, and needs the complete Philosopher's Stone to escape ... which makes the fact Barry threw most of it into the Speed Force to keep it ''out'' of Savitar's hands a huge mistake, but at least there's one shard left. Cut to Savitar's mental projection taunting Wally that he just doesn't have the speed to throw the final shard safely into the Force the way Barry did...
23rd Nov '17 12:40:55 AM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2674331/2/Turn-Back-Time Turn Back Time]]'' Dudley is invited to an open house at Warner Academy and Harry's aunt and uncle discuss what to do with him. Harry, realizing that Hermione will be there, pleads with his uncle ''not'' to be taken to the open house, claiming the other kids would make fun of him.
20th Nov '17 11:13:53 PM PeppertheFatboyTabby
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Coonskin}}'' gives us another Br'er Rabbit to contend with. Cornered by thugs he pleads:
-->'''Br'er Rabbit:''' Please don't throw me out the window to that cold ground below! Shoot me, strangle me, do anything you want... just don't throw me into that garbage can!
3rd Sep '17 11:27:38 PM azul120
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* One of the most popular examples of BriarPatching in Japanese media comes from the rakugo story ''Manjuu Kowai'' (I Hate Manjuu), in which a man fakes a phobia to manjuu (small cakes with red bean paste filling) to make his friends fill his room with the cakes; upon being discovered eating one, he simply quips "well, what I'm actually afraid of is delicious tea". ''Paraiso'' (a {{Yonkoma}} series by Dowman Seiman) gives us an example of how this story would look in the hands of a YaoiFangirl:

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* One of the most popular examples of BriarPatching Briar Patching in Japanese media comes from the rakugo story ''Manjuu Kowai'' (I Hate Manjuu), in which a man fakes a phobia to manjuu (small cakes with red bean paste filling) to make his friends fill his room with the cakes; upon being discovered eating one, he simply quips "well, what I'm actually afraid of is delicious tea". ''Paraiso'' (a {{Yonkoma}} series by Dowman Seiman) gives us an example of how this story would look in the hands of a YaoiFangirl:
31st Aug '17 8:47:40 AM RedScharlach
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* In ''ComicBook/TheBlackKnight Glorps Agai'' by Creator/DonRosa, GentlemanThief Arpin Lusene, having made himself into TheJuggernaut by using an invention by Gyro Gearloose that can annihilate anything except diamonds, decides to frame a career-crowning impossible theft by annihilating (and pretending he stole) [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck]]'s collection of memorabilia. Scrooge begs him to at least spare the giant gold nugget that made him rich, but that only prompts him to go for it first. Which was, of course, the intention, since it's really a fake nugget in a room whose insides are covered with diamond dust, the only substance Lusene can't cut through, so he is trapped inside as surely as if he had no special equipment.

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* In ''ComicBook/TheBlackKnight Glorps Agai'' Again'' by Creator/DonRosa, GentlemanThief Arpin Lusene, having made himself into TheJuggernaut by using an invention by Gyro Gearloose that can annihilate anything except diamonds, decides to frame a career-crowning impossible theft by annihilating (and pretending he stole) [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck]]'s collection of memorabilia. Scrooge begs him to at least spare the giant gold nugget that made him rich, but that only prompts him to go for it first. Which was, of course, the intention, since it's really a fake nugget in a room whose insides are covered with diamond dust, the only substance Lusene can't cut through, so he is trapped inside as surely as if he had no special equipment.



* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', Hermione fakes tears and uses this strategy to trick Dolores Umbridge into a position where she can be ambushed. She begs Harry not to [[spoiler: reveal the location of "the secret weapon in the Forbidden Forest", whatever he does]]. Naturally, Umbridge [[spoiler: marches the kids into the Forbidden Forest at wand-point and demands that they take her to it]]...at which point, [[spoiler: she's ambushed and pummeled by Centaurs, who had explicitly forbidden the adults at Hogwarts from entering the Forest]]. Uncharacteristically for an example of this trope, it both works and backfires, as [[spoiler: the centaurs don't like the idea of having been used and they decide to attack the kids as well]]. Fortunately, [[spoiler: they're saved a second time by the timely appereance of the giant Grawp]].

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', Hermione fakes tears and uses this strategy to trick Dolores Umbridge into a position where she can be ambushed. She begs Harry not to [[spoiler: reveal the location of "the secret weapon in the Forbidden Forest", whatever he does]]. Naturally, Umbridge [[spoiler: marches the kids into the Forbidden Forest at wand-point and demands that they take her to it]]...at which point, [[spoiler: she's ambushed and pummeled by Centaurs, who had explicitly forbidden the adults at Hogwarts from entering the Forest]]. Uncharacteristically for an example of this trope, it both works and backfires, as [[spoiler: the centaurs don't like the idea of having been used and they decide to attack the kids as well]]. Fortunately, [[spoiler: they're saved a second time by the timely appereance appearance of the giant Grawp]].



* A particularly elaborate version in ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}'', where travelling witch Miss Tick has written a ''book'' for would-be witch-hunters, explaining that [[BurnTheWitch burning a witch]] just makes her angry, and the best plan is to rob her of her powers by giving her soup (not tomato, as that would make her ''more'' powerful), then providing pillows and blankets to trick her into going to sleep, and later waking her quietly with a cup of tea and a chocolate biscuit (a ginger biscuit may also work, plain would be a very bad idea) tying her hands with a bosun's knot and throwing her in the river. The knot is easily undone, and Miss Tick was a swimming champion at school.

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* A particularly elaborate version in ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}'', where travelling witch Miss Tick has written a ''book'' for would-be witch-hunters, explaining that [[BurnTheWitch burning a witch]] just makes her angry, and the best plan is to rob her of her powers by giving her soup (not tomato, as that would make her ''more'' powerful), then providing pillows and blankets to trick her into going to sleep, and later waking her quietly with a cup of tea and a chocolate biscuit (a ginger biscuit may also work, plain would be a very bad idea) idea), tying her hands with a bosun's knot and throwing her in the river. The knot is easily undone, and Miss Tick was a swimming champion at school.



* Done in ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' episode about Lunch when a gluttonus kid called "One Bite" keeps eating everyone's lunches before they can. Ned hits upon the idea to make a sandwich with some of the hottest condiments he can find (Tabasco sauce, wasbi, hot mustard, etc). So when lunch comes, naturally One Bite sets his sights on it. Ned drones "No stop, please, don't" before pretty much handing the sandwich over to him.

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* Done in ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'' episode about Lunch when a gluttonus gluttonous kid called "One Bite" keeps eating everyone's lunches before they can. Ned hits upon the idea to make a sandwich with some of the hottest condiments he can find (Tabasco sauce, wasbi, wasabi, hot mustard, etc). So when lunch comes, naturally One Bite sets his sights on it. Ned drones "No stop, please, don't" before pretty much handing the sandwich over to him.



** An earlier episode did this too when Carl forces Steve to move his inventions to a storage after causing one mishap too many in the house. However the night they do it, a street gang with a vendetta against Carl invade the storage and set to seriously harm the two. When one of the thugs notice Steve's Transformation Chamber, Steve manages to convince them to put Carl and him in it so they can see the effects (with the promise of becoming the singer Bruce Spingsteen). The thugs fall for it, but what comes out turns out to be ''Bruce Lee''. Cue ass-kicking.

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** An earlier episode did this too when Carl forces Steve to move his inventions to a storage after causing one mishap too many in the house. However the night they do it, a street gang with a vendetta against Carl invade the storage and set to seriously harm the two. When one of the thugs notice Steve's Transformation Chamber, Steve manages to convince them to put Carl and him in it so they can see the effects (with the promise of becoming the singer Bruce Spingsteen).Springsteen). The thugs fall for it, but what comes out turns out to be ''Bruce Lee''. Cue ass-kicking.




* Villianous version in the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Death in Bloom", when Finn and Jake visit the underworld. At one point they come across a river which Jake wants to drink from. A talking skull urges him on, Finn of course realizes its a trap and tells Jake not to. So the skull tells him to ''not'' drink from the river. This is all the convincing Jake needs to jump in. The result is that he ends up losing his memory of who Finn is.

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\n* Villianous Villainous version in the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Death in Bloom", when Finn and Jake visit the underworld. At one point they come across a river which Jake wants to drink from. A talking skull urges him on, Finn of course realizes its it's a trap and tells Jake not to. So the skull tells him to ''not'' drink from the river. This is all the convincing Jake needs to jump in. The result is that he ends up losing his memory of who Finn is.
29th Aug '17 3:09:19 PM PeppertheFatboyTabby
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** Told in the Disney film ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'', which [[ForbiddenFruit you will never see]], and more or less faithfully recreated (with audience participation!) in [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Splash Mountain]], where, as soon as Br'er Rabbit says this, your log crests the conveyor lift and goes down the big drop.
** The funny thing about Splash Mountain is that lots of people don't realize that Br'er Rabbit was using reverse psychology in that instance. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Taken out of its original context]], it looks like he ''really'' didn't want to be thrown in, and that it's just by luck that things turn out okay for him.

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** Told in the Disney film ''Film/SongOfTheSouth'', which [[ForbiddenFruit you will never see]], and more or less faithfully recreated (with audience participation!) in [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Splash Mountain]], where, as soon as Br'er Rabbit says this, your log crests the conveyor lift and goes down the big drop.
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drop. The funny thing about Splash Mountain is that lots of people don't realize that Br'er Rabbit was using reverse psychology in that instance. [[ItMakesSenseInContext Taken out of its original context]], it looks like he ''really'' didn't want to be thrown in, and that it's just by luck that things turn out okay for him.him.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Coonskin}}'' gives us another Br'er Rabbit to contend with. Cornered by thugs he pleads:
-->'''Br'er Rabbit:''' Please don't throw me out the window to that cold ground below! Shoot me, strangle me, do anything you want... just don't throw me into that garbage can!
25th Aug '17 9:19:02 AM Twentington
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* Used in "Don't Throw Me in the Briarpatch" by Keith Palmer where the narrator uses this to get a woman not to drive him to [[DrowningMySorrows drown his sorrows]]:
-->You're always working up some punishment for me\\
I just hope it doesn't cross your mind to make me leave\\
Oh, please don't throw me in the briarpatch\\
Whatever you do, don't send me back\\
To that awful place where the beer's ice cold\\
The women are wild and the good times roll\\
I'd hate to think you'd be so cruel\\
To make me go where my friends shoot pool\\
Close that door, lock that latch\\
Please don't throw me in the briarpatch
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