History Main / Briarpatching

10th Feb '16 2:29:59 PM AgProv
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** Subverted in the ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'' radio parody of the Uncle Remus stories, which went something like this. Yes, with the hilarious accents. ---> Br'er Fox: "I's gonna skin you and boil you and eat you up, Br'er Rabbit." ---> Br'er Rabbit: "Whatever you say, suh, just don't throw me in de briar patch." ---> Br'er Fox: "I know, I's gonna throw you in de briar patch!" ---> ''(cry of pain)'' ---> Br'er Rabbit: "I said ''don't'' throw me in de flaming briar patch!"

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** Subverted in the ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'' radio parody of the Uncle Remus stories, which went something like this. Yes, with the hilarious accents. ---> Br'er Fox: "I's gonna skin you and boil you and eat you up, Br'er Rabbit." ---> Br'er Rabbit: "Whatever you say, suh, just don't throw me in de briar patch." ---> Br'er Fox: "I know, I's gonna throw you in de briar patch!" ---> ''(cry of pain)'' ---> Br'er Rabbit: "I said ''don't'' throw me in de flaming briar patch!"
22nd Jan '16 1:01:48 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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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.
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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]].
11th Jan '16 8:04:34 PM sgamer82
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* In an early "Beyond Belief" segment of the ''Podcast/ThrillingAdventureHour'', Frank and Sadie Doyle encounter Nightmares the Clown, a [[Literature/{{It}} Pennywise]] Expy that tries to terrify them, only Sadie can't take him seriously because she finds even {{Monster Clown}}s hilarious. In frustration, Nightmares turns into a giant spider, which Frank says Sadie ''is'' afraid of. Sadie then points out that she's only afraid of regular spiders, because of how tiny they are. Nightmares turns into a normal spider, and gets promptly stepped on by Frank.
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* In an early "Beyond Belief" segment of the ''Podcast/ThrillingAdventureHour'', ''Podcast/TheThrillingAdventureHour'', Frank and Sadie Doyle encounter Nightmares the Clown, a [[Literature/{{It}} Pennywise]] Expy that tries to terrify them, only Sadie can't take him seriously because she finds even {{Monster Clown}}s hilarious. In frustration, Nightmares turns into a giant spider, which Frank says Sadie ''is'' afraid of. Sadie then points out that she's only afraid of regular spiders, because of how tiny they are. Nightmares turns into a normal spider, and gets promptly stepped on by Frank.
2nd Jan '16 12:29:04 AM phoenix
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-->-- '''Br'er Rabbit''', ''SongOfTheSouth''
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-->-- '''Br'er Rabbit''', ''SongOfTheSouth'' ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth''

** Told in the Disney 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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** Told in the Disney film ''SongOfTheSouth'', ''Disney/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.
6th Dec '15 4:30:59 PM jormis29
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[[folder:Advertising]] * At least one type of health cereal has used this trope in advertising, even adopting slogans along the lines of "[[OurProductSucks You won't like it]]." ** 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. ** Similarly, Buckley's Cough Syrup: "It tastes awful, but it works". Probably intentional, given that they have ''pine needle oil'' as a ''non-medicinal ingredient''. *** [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It]] ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin does]]'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin taste awful.]] ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin And]]'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin it works.]] Needs about a gallon of [insert your favorite drink here] to get the rotten-turnip taste out of your mouth, though... ** One of their advertisements went 'We're # 1, but we taste like number two." * After the first lunar landing, Volkswagen ran an ad depicting the moon-lander with the slogan, "It's ugly, but it gets you there." * In the 1970s, it was Listerine: "What do you think of Listerine?" "[[http://file.vintageadbrowser.com/l-fwtxyjdhbudbaa.jpg I hate it!]] But I use it twice a day. It really works." Franklin Ajaye had a parody of this ad, with Trojans condoms. * "'''Arrogant Bastard Ale:''' This is an aggressive beer. You probably won't like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to be able to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth. We would suggest that you stick to safer and more familiar territory -- maybe something with a multi-million dollar ad campaign aimed at convincing you it's made in a little brewery, or one that implies that their tasteless fizzy yellow beer will give you more sex appeal. Perhaps you think multi-million dollar ad campaigns make a beer taste better. Perhaps you are mouthing your words as you read this." (From Stone Brewing. That's the copy on the back of the bottle.) ** As it turns out, despite the advertising, quite a lot of people do like it, since it's a damn good beer. [[/folder]]

[[folder:Commercials]] * At least one type of health cereal has used this trope in advertising, even adopting slogans along the lines of "[[OurProductSucks You won't like it]]." ** 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. ** Similarly, Buckley's Cough Syrup: "It tastes awful, but it works". Probably intentional, given that they have ''pine needle oil'' as a ''non-medicinal ingredient''. *** [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It]] ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin does]]'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin taste awful.]] ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin And]]'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin it works.]] Needs about a gallon of [insert your favorite drink here] to get the rotten-turnip taste out of your mouth, though... ** One of their advertisements went 'We're # 1, but we taste like number two." * After the first lunar landing, Volkswagen ran an ad depicting the moon-lander with the slogan, "It's ugly, but it gets you there." * In the 1970s, it was Listerine: "What do you think of Listerine?" "[[http://file.vintageadbrowser.com/l-fwtxyjdhbudbaa.jpg I hate it!]] But I use it twice a day. It really works." Franklin Ajaye had a parody of this ad, with Trojans condoms. * "'''Arrogant Bastard Ale:''' This is an aggressive beer. You probably won't like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to be able to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth. We would suggest that you stick to safer and more familiar territory -- maybe something with a multi-million dollar ad campaign aimed at convincing you it's made in a little brewery, or one that implies that their tasteless fizzy yellow beer will give you more sex appeal. Perhaps you think multi-million dollar ad campaigns make a beer taste better. Perhaps you are mouthing your words as you read this." (From Stone Brewing. That's the copy on the back of the bottle.) ** As it turns out, despite the advertising, quite a lot of people do like it, since it's a damn good beer. [[/folder]]
6th Dec '15 3:14:45 PM nighttrainfm
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* Attempted unsucessfully by DirtyCoward Boomerang in ''Comicbook/SuperiorFoesOfSpiderMan'', because he's just too blatant about it; dragging his sort-of-girlfriend who's name he doesn't even know ''out of hiding'' to [[TakeMeInstead beg Bullseye not to kill her and leave him alive]]:
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* Attempted unsucessfully by DirtyCoward Boomerang in ''Comicbook/SuperiorFoesOfSpiderMan'', ''Comicbook/TheSuperiorFoesOfSpiderMan'', because he's just too blatant about it; dragging his sort-of-girlfriend who's (whose name he doesn't even know know) ''out of hiding'' to [[TakeMeInstead beg Bullseye not to kill her and leave him alive]]:
26th Nov '15 8:13:38 AM Ronfar
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* A segment of the stand-up concert film [[Creator/BillCosby Bill Cosby: Himself]] has Bill Cosby telling a story about a time when his wife threw him out of bed and demanded that he make breakfast for the children. He ends up giving them slices of chocolate cake, which enrages his wife, who then sends him to his room. Which is where he wanted to be in the first place. Any questions?
26th Oct '15 8:25:19 PM TrustBen
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* In the ''JLA: Terror Incognita'' story line, Martian Manhunter begs the White Martians, who have subdued the entire league, to just kill them, while subtly influencing Superman to think about the Phantom Zone and getting the leader to believe that being sent into said Phantom Zone is a fate worse than death. This not only allow the league to cheat death, but also gives them a place to plan free of telepathic interference.
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* In the ''JLA: ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]: Terror Incognita'' story line, Martian Manhunter begs the White Martians, who have subdued the entire league, to just kill them, while subtly influencing Superman to think about the Phantom Zone and getting the leader to believe that being sent into said Phantom Zone is a fate worse than death. This not only allow the league to cheat death, but also gives them a place to plan free of telepathic interference.
11th Oct '15 4:50:58 PM nombretomado
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* Stealthily referenced by the ReassignmentBackfire in Robert Asprin's ''[[PhulesCompany No Phule Like An Old Phule]]''. The rabbit-like [[Disney/{{Bambi}} Thumper]], nee Zigger (the Space Legion [[NaturalizedName encourages]] and [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname expects]] [[MeaningfulRename pseudonyms]]), is hoping to get sent to one of the best groups in the Legion. After someone frames him for a prank, the pranked commanding officer sends him to what he for personal reasons considers the absolute worst unit in the Legion: A widely respected former RagtagBunchOfMisfits that always has a space for another outcast.
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* Stealthily referenced by the ReassignmentBackfire in Robert Asprin's ''[[PhulesCompany ''[[Literature/PhulesCompany No Phule Like An Old Phule]]''. The rabbit-like [[Disney/{{Bambi}} Thumper]], nee Zigger (the Space Legion [[NaturalizedName encourages]] and [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname expects]] [[MeaningfulRename pseudonyms]]), is hoping to get sent to one of the best groups in the Legion. After someone frames him for a prank, the pranked commanding officer sends him to what he for personal reasons considers the absolute worst unit in the Legion: A widely respected former RagtagBunchOfMisfits that always has a space for another outcast.
8th Oct '15 10:35:17 PM nombretomado
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* In PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians, at one point Percy begs for Nereus not to jump into the ocean with him. Nereus does. And well, with Percy being the son of the sea god...
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* In PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians, ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', at one point Percy begs for Nereus not to jump into the ocean with him. Nereus does. And well, with Percy being the son of the sea god...
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