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4th May '16 12:08:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': Roger Rabbit is accused of murdering Marvin Acme in a jealous rage after detective Eddie Valiant made some incriminating photographs showing that Acme [[GRatedSex played patty cake]] with Roger's Jessica. Now Eddie has to clear Roger's name.

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* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': Roger Rabbit is accused of murdering Marvin Acme in a jealous rage after detective Eddie Valiant made some incriminating photographs showing that Acme [[GRatedSex played patty cake]] with Roger's Jessica.wife Jessica Rabbit. Now Eddie has to clear Roger's name.
4th May '16 12:07:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.

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* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': Roger Rabbit is accused of murdering Marvin Acme in a jealous rage after detective Eddie Valiant made some incriminating photographs showing that Acme [[GRatedSex played patty cake]] with Roger's Jessica. Now Eddie has to clear Roger's name.
4th May '16 12:04:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* The very first Sideshow Bob episode in ''TheSimpsons'' had Bart trying to clear Krusty the Clown of committing armed robbery. Bob pulled it off with a very convincing disguise, but was foiled when Bart pointed out that the real culprit (Bob), unlike the real Krusty, had really big feet. Bob and Bart have been [[ArchEnemy Arch Enemies]] ever since.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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The very first Sideshow Bob episode in ''TheSimpsons'' had Bart trying to clear Krusty the Clown of committing armed robbery. Bob pulled it off with a very convincing disguise, but was foiled when Bart pointed out that the real culprit (Bob), unlike the real Krusty, had really big feet. Bob and Bart have been [[ArchEnemy Arch Enemies]] ever since.
4th May '16 12:04:27 PM Morgenthaler
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4th May '16 12:04:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/NationalTreasure 2'': They're not trying to help an innocent person avoid jail, but rather clear the name of the main character's ancestor, who is being wrongly accused of assisting in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, when in fact he sacrificed himself to keep the South from regaining power based on a secret he discovered. A further twist is that the ancestor's name being smeared turned out to be [[spoiler: an EvilPlan orchestrated by the antagonist.]]

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* ''Film/NationalTreasure 2'': ''Film/NationalTreasure2BookOfSecrets'': They're not trying to help an innocent person avoid jail, but rather clear the name of the main character's ancestor, who is being wrongly accused of assisting in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, when in fact he sacrificed himself to keep the South from regaining power based on a secret he discovered. A further twist is that the ancestor's name being smeared turned out to be [[spoiler: an EvilPlan orchestrated by the antagonist.]]
4th May '16 12:03:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* The premise behind ''Film/TheLifeOfDavidGale'': a journalist tries to clear the titular character of murder charges while he is on death row [[spoiler:but she is doomed to just barely fail to stop his execution as the whole thing was a {{plan}} to end the death penalty by showing that innocents are killed with it.]]



* The premise behind ''Film/TheLifeOfDavidGale'': a journalist tries to clear the titular character of murder charges while he is on death row [[spoiler:but she is doomed to just barely fail to stop his execution as the whole thing was a {{plan}} to end the death penalty by showing that innocents are killed with it.]]
4th May '16 12:03:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the second book of the ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' Fisk is called home to prove his brother-in-law innocent. Said brother-in-law, Max, was accused of having bribed several witnesses no falsely acuse two men so he could have them hung.

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* In the second book of the ''KnightAndRogueSeries'' ''Literature/KnightAndRogueSeries'' Fisk is called home to prove his brother-in-law innocent. Said brother-in-law, Max, was accused of having bribed several witnesses no falsely acuse two men so he could have them hung.
28th Jan '16 5:33:14 PM Knight20
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* In ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'' Carmelita Fox got framed by Neyla for working with Sly Cooper whom she's supposed to arrest. Sly Cooper worked hard the rest of the game trying to clear her name which he did in the end.
27th Dec '15 8:17:51 PM nombretomado
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* Common in the ''Series/{{CSI}}'' franchise. In the original, the team has to clear Nick of murdering a prostitute. And much later, Warrick of killing a gangster. ''{{CSI NY}}'' has Hawkes and Danny both having to have their names cleared by Mac and the team at various times.
* Shawn and Gus help a man freed from prison find out who committed the crime he was imprisoned for in the {{Psych}} episode "True Grits." One episode has another cop frame Lassiter to become the suspect of a murder. There's also an episode called "Gus's Dad May Have Killed an Old Guy," in which Gus' father is suspected of killing his {{Jerkass}} neighbor.

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* Common in the ''Series/{{CSI}}'' franchise. In the original, the team has to clear Nick of murdering a prostitute. And much later, Warrick of killing a gangster. ''{{CSI ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'' has Hawkes and Danny both having to have their names cleared by Mac and the team at various times.
* Shawn and Gus help a man freed from prison find out who committed the crime he was imprisoned for in the {{Psych}} ''Series/{{Psych}}'' episode "True Grits." One episode has another cop frame Lassiter to become the suspect of a murder. There's also an episode called "Gus's Dad May Have Killed an Old Guy," in which Gus' father is suspected of killing his {{Jerkass}} neighbor.
27th Dec '15 2:05:22 PM Spotts1701
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* ''StarTrekVoyager'': In "Ex Post Facto", Tom Paris is convicted of murdering an alien scientist, and is punished by being forced to relive the victim's last moments repeatedly. Tuvok doggedly runs down the case, and discovers the doctor who performed the memory implantation was the real killer (who was using the implantation to smuggle weapons research to another local power).
** Then in "The Chute", Tom and Harry are both convicted of a terrorist bombing and sent to a HellholePrison. Janeway and crew find the real terrorists, but discover that Tom and Harry's convictions can not be overturned. So instead ''Voyager'' has to break them out.
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