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25th Jun '16 9:53:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* In an episode of WildKratts, Zach Varmitech has shrunk the gang down with their own miniaturizer and has them stuck in a glass jar. Of course, the animal of the day is the gecko, and they have their creature suits and gecko disks; so Martin tries this on Zach by saying, (paraphrase): 'At least in this jar, we're safe from those creepy geckos. Man, they really creep me out! As long as Zach doesn't put one in the jar, I'll be good!' Unfortunately, Zach is an idiot when it comes to animals and has no idea what a gecko is, so Martin has to continue, while pretending he doesn't know Zach is listening: 'You know, those weird lizards that can climb on walls! Like the one on that wall, right over there!' Eventually, it works, and they can escape.

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* In an episode of WildKratts, ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts'', Zach Varmitech has shrunk the gang down with their own miniaturizer and has them stuck in a glass jar. Of course, the animal of the day is the gecko, and they have their creature suits and gecko disks; so Martin tries this on Zach by saying, (paraphrase): 'At least in this jar, we're safe from those creepy geckos. Man, they really creep me out! As long as Zach doesn't put one in the jar, I'll be good!' Unfortunately, Zach is an idiot when it comes to animals and has no idea what a gecko is, so Martin has to continue, while pretending he doesn't know Zach is listening: 'You know, those weird lizards that can climb on walls! Like the one on that wall, right over there!' Eventually, it works, and they can escape.
25th Jun '16 9:51:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* A ''JimmyNeutron'' special where he begs the villains to do anything but make them eat the "deadly" powder he brought (it gives them super powers).

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* A ''JimmyNeutron'' ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron'' special where he begs the villains to do anything but make them eat the "deadly" powder he brought (it gives them super powers).



* Subverted in an episode of ''AngelaAnaconda''. Angela's rival Nanette ends up getting the job of casting people for a play based on Greek mythology, and Angela wants to be Hercules. Since she knows Nanette will cast her in a role she'll hate, Angela loudly complains about not wanting to play Hercules. Nanette, however, sees past the ruse, and casts her as Medusa.

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* Subverted in an episode of ''AngelaAnaconda''.''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda''. Angela's rival Nanette ends up getting the job of casting people for a play based on Greek mythology, and Angela wants to be Hercules. Since she knows Nanette will cast her in a role she'll hate, Angela loudly complains about not wanting to play Hercules. Nanette, however, sees past the ruse, and casts her as Medusa.
23rd Jun '16 8:21:30 PM Tarvok
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* In ''Webomic/ElfOnlyInn'', Duke, who has been annoying the rest of his chat room with ninja antics, informs Megan that he will not betray his Ninja clan, even if she "tied him down and forced him to call her his mistress". She smiles sardonically, and in the next panel has rope ready and says, "Business before pleasure, 'kay?" Duke agrees.
23rd Jun '16 8:17:52 PM Tarvok
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* In ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' there is a region of space called the "Briar Patch" which a group of genetically augmented humans use to hide in.
20th Jun '16 2:46:56 AM 333kenshin
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* lampshaded AND inverted in ''Series/The Wire'':
** in the first episode, McNulty makes a bet with Landsman revealing where he would least want to serve [[spoiler: on a boat]]
** later in the season, Freamon warns McNulty "When they ask you where you wanna go, and they are gonna ask you where you wanna go, do yourself a favor. Keep your mouth shut."
** guess where we see McNulty working at the start of season 2?
15th Jun '16 7:15:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''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 ''BoredOfTheRings'', ''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.
31st May '16 1:40:47 AM Doug86
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* In ''StarTrekEnterprise'' there is a region of space called the "Briar Patch" which a group of genetically augmented humans use to hide in.

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* In ''StarTrekEnterprise'' ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' there is a region of space called the "Briar Patch" which a group of genetically augmented humans use to hide in.
26th May '16 1:23:12 AM WhosAsking
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* At the climax of Robert Altman's ''Film/{{Popeye}},'' Bluto forces Popeye to eat spinach because he knows the sailor hates the way it tastes. This turns out to be a bad idea.

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* At the climax of Robert Altman's ''Film/{{Popeye}},'' Bluto forces Popeye to eat spinach because he knows the sailor hates the way it tastes. This turns out Bluto should've known better than to be a bad idea.take Poopdeck Pappy's word for it, as that was exactly what Pappy was coaxing him to do so Popeye would finally power up and beat him.
26th May '16 1:12:24 AM WhosAsking
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* Similarly playable with ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh's'' Trap Cards, which are usually meant to be used on the oppponent's turn. So any face-down card in the spell zone is a potential source of worry because you never know just when the opponent will flip and activate it. Even attempting to counter it may be the intent, as more advanced strategies employ reverse psychology to entice the opponent into a predictable action.
** The anime ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' shows a specific instance, with Yusei dueling a security robot equipped with a Lockdown Deck (which uses a lot of Counter Traps) and knowledge of Yusei's prior duels. Yusei then beats the robot at its own game by making it over-commit and exploiting the weaknesses it creates.

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* Similarly playable with ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh's'' Trap Cards, which are usually meant to be used on the oppponent's turn. So any face-down card in the spell zone is a potential source of worry because you never know just when the opponent will flip and activate it. Even attempting to counter it may be the intent, as more advanced strategies employ reverse psychology to entice the opponent into a predictable action.
action. You can pull off similar effects with certain Effect Monsters, particularly when they're Set face-down. Especially in early sets, an Effect Monster can have a Flip or "When attacked" effect that can make players think twice about targeting the hidden monster so as to reveal it.
** The anime ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' shows a two specific instance, with instances. One has Yusei dueling a security robot equipped with a Lockdown Deck (which uses a lot of Counter Traps) and knowledge of Yusei's prior duels. Yusei then beats the robot at its own game by making it over-commit and exploiting the weaknesses it creates. Another is against a jail warden equipped with an Iron Chain Deck (which makes the opponent discard frequently to make them lose by deck exhaustion). In this case, Yusei holds for last a card that ''depends'' on a full discard pile to work.
26th May '16 12:56:45 AM WhosAsking
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* Used in ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'', with a nebula conveniently named the "Briar Patch". In a twist, the villains have ships that are actually able to better handle the Briar Patch than the Enterprise is, with the Enterprise taking a huge risk that pays off.

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* Used in ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'', with a nebula conveniently named the "Briar Patch". In a twist, the villains have The ''Enterprise'' is being pursued by So'na ships that are actually able to better handle the Briar Patch than the Enterprise is, with the Enterprise taking who have no qualms about using forbidden weapons, so Riker takes a huge risk that pays off.[[note]]He sucks up some of the MadeOfExplodium gas that makes up the Briar Patch and shoots it back out between them and the So'na, basically daring them to come through. They try and lose their ships as a result.[[/note]]
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