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5th Apr '16 9:48:46 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' the reason why social services do not believe that Satoko is being abused by her uncle is because she used a WoundedGazelleGambit one too many times against her innocent stepfather and they were afraid that she was doing the same thing again. [[spoiler: This is rather tragic when you read the TIPS and learn that abuse from previous stepfathers has really messed with her head and she can't tell the difference between her current stepfather and the ones before. In other words: There's a good chance she really believed she was being abused.]]
** Although the social services actually DID show up at her house when her teacher called them. However, this time Satoko refuses to admit to the abuse, so they can't do anything.



* One chapter of ''Literature/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' has this occur to Laura's cousin Charley. He doesn't want to help his father and uncle in the fields so he goofs off all day and gets in the way of their work. Eventually they tell him to go away, but even then he keeps on mock screaming to fool them until they begin ignore him. Charley begins to scream and it turns out this time it's for real danger. He had stepped on a bee hive and they were attacking him. He ends up okay but covered in bee stings.



* On ''Series/{{MASH}}'', Klinger lies repeatedly about family emergencies that require him to be sent home. When he receives word in the mail that his wife wants a divorce, nobody believes it's for real.

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Klinger lies repeatedly about family emergencies that require him to be sent home. When he receives word in the mail that his wife wants a divorce, nobody believes it's for real.



* ''{{Series/Newhart}}'': In the episode "The Boy Who Cried Goat", the Minuteman Cafe gets robbed (off-camera), and when the insurance man investigates he asks Dick about Kirk, and Dick reluctantly tells him that Kirk is known for telling lies. With insurance believing that Kirk might have been lying about the robbery, Kirk has to take a lie detector test... which ends up not showing any results when used on Kirk. When it looks like Kirk won't get the insurance money, Dick tells Kirk that the whole situation was his fault for lying so many times before, comparing it to "The Boy Who Creid Wolf", a story that Kirk had never heard (and as Dick tells the story everyone else mentions hearing different versions).
** Of course, in this episode the robbery happens off-camera, so the viewer has to decide that Kirk is actually telling the truth this time.

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* ''{{Series/Newhart}}'': ''Series/{{Newhart}}'': In the episode "The Boy Who Cried Goat", the Minuteman Cafe gets robbed (off-camera), and when the insurance man investigates he asks Dick about Kirk, and Dick reluctantly tells him that Kirk is known for telling lies. With insurance believing that Kirk might have been lying about the robbery, Kirk has to take a lie detector test... which ends up not showing any results when used on Kirk. When it looks like Kirk won't get the insurance money, Dick tells Kirk that the whole situation was his fault for lying so many times before, comparing it to "The Boy Who Creid Wolf", a story that Kirk had never heard (and as Dick tells the story everyone else mentions hearing different versions).
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versions). Of course, in this episode the robbery happens off-camera, so the viewer has to decide that Kirk is actually telling the truth this time.



* [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1986&addr=860330 This]] ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip.

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[[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1986&addr=860330 This]] ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip.



* A {{Muppet}} sketch on ''Series/SesameStreet'' adapted the classic fable, with Cookie Monster taking the place of the wolf.

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A {{Muppet}} sketch on ''Series/SesameStreet'' adapted the classic fable, with Cookie Monster taking the place of the wolf.


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* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' the reason why social services do not believe that Satoko is being abused by her uncle is because she used a WoundedGazelleGambit one too many times against her innocent stepfather and they were afraid that she was doing the same thing again. [[spoiler: This is rather tragic when you read the TIPS and learn that abuse from previous stepfathers has really messed with her head and she can't tell the difference between her current stepfather and the ones before. In other words: There's a good chance she really believed she was being abused.]] Although the social services actually DID show up at her house when her teacher called them. However, this time Satoko refuses to admit to the abuse, so they can't do anything.
26th Mar '16 10:05:56 PM JackG
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** Which is exactly the problem for Garak -- in the same episode it's apparent that someone is out to kill Garak when a bomb goes off in his tailor shop. Odo tracks down the assassin, but realises that Garak set off the bomb himself so people would believe him when he said his life was in danger, despite being a known ConsumateLiar.

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** Which is exactly the problem for Garak -- in the same episode it's apparent that someone is out to kill Garak when a bomb goes off in his tailor shop. Odo tracks down the assassin, but realises that Garak set off the bomb himself so people would believe him when he said his life was in danger, despite being a known ConsumateLiar.ConsummateLiar.
26th Mar '16 10:04:07 PM JackG
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** Which is exactly the problem for Garak -- in the same episode it's apparent that someone is out to kill Garak when a bomb goes off in his tailor shop. Odo tracks down the assassin, but realises that Garak set off the bomb himself so people would believe him when he said his life was in danger, despite being a known ConsumateLiar.
19th Mar '16 5:28:15 AM GrammarNavi
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* At the beginning of ''[[{{Banjo-Kazooie}} Banjo-Tooie]]'', [[{{Jerkass}} Kazooie]] cheats at a game of cards by telling everyone that [[LookOverThere Gruntilda has come back to life]]. While they're looking out the window, Kazooie steals some chips. During that very same game of cards, the whole house starts shaking, and Mumbo leaves to investigate. He comes back and reveals that Gruntilda really has come back. Bottles doesn't believe him and stays inside while everyone else is running out, which [[SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome doesn't end so well for him]].

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* At the beginning of ''[[{{Banjo-Kazooie}} ''[[VideoGame/BanjoKazooie Banjo-Tooie]]'', [[{{Jerkass}} Kazooie]] cheats at a game of cards by telling everyone that [[LookOverThere Gruntilda has come back to life]]. While they're looking out the window, Kazooie steals some chips. During that very same game of cards, the whole house starts shaking, and Mumbo leaves to investigate. He comes back and reveals that Gruntilda really has come back. Bottles doesn't believe him and stays inside while everyone else is running out, which [[SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome doesn't end so well for him]].
14th Mar '16 5:54:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/NightmareHour'': "I'm Not Martin" receives its title from the titular character's habit of screaming that he's not Martin, especially as he's being taken in to have his foot surgically removed. [[spoiler:This later dooms Sean as the orderlies take him away after Martin switches their charts since they've been warned about Martin's habit.]]
25th Feb '16 7:49:05 PM NegiSpongie
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BabyLooneyTunes'' has Petunia wanting attention, so she starts yelling out about seeing monsters and leading everyone outside to search for them. After the second time, Granny explains this trope to everyone and when Petunia accidentally breaks the bathroom sink, causing water to flood everywhere, nobody believes her when she tries to get help.
25th Feb '16 4:13:30 PM Random888
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** The more conventional neo-Nazi Holocaust deniers also like to bring up World War I propaganda in order to argue, "They lied the first time, so maybe they lied the second time too." In fact, the original Nazis liked to make this argument when they were in power. Prior to the war, Foreign Minister Konstantin von Neurath dismissed claims of Nazi wrongdoing by saying, "One would really think that the foreign public, which meanwhile realized the untruth of the World War atrocity stories, would not so easily again be deceived by a new dishing-up of similar fairy tales."
24th Feb '16 6:40:03 PM erraticegomania
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* Over the course of ''Literature/{{Twig}}'', the Lambsbridge Gang develops a deserved reputation for [[ManipulativeBastard dangerously cunning]] human-looking experiments that masquerade as children and use their [[TheSocialExpert abilities]] to bait their enemies into disastrous actions. Naturally, when Lillian, who actually ''is'' a normal human child, is injured and needs medical help, Sylvester and Jamie run into problems convincing the people they go to for help that it's not a trap.
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9th Feb '16 11:00:39 AM DanMat6288
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* BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', [[AIIsACrapshoot XANA]], [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy cleverly]] [[InvokedTrope invokes]] this in "[[Recap/CodeLyokoS2E19 Cold War]]" when he repeatedly activates a different tower on Lyoko only to deactivate it again without launching an attack in the real world through it. After so many false alarms, Jeremie decides to just wait and see what happens when yet another tower activates. And ''then'' XANA launches his attack for the episode.
28th Jan '16 9:48:42 PM Premonition45
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* Actor Abe Vigoda [[ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated had been erroneously reported as dead twice before in 1982 and 1987]], so when he died for real on January 26, 2016, many reports had to say [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer "This is not a hoax."]].

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* Actor Abe Vigoda [[ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated had been erroneously reported as dead twice before in 1982 and 1987]], so when he died for real on January 26, 2016, many reports had to say [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer "This is not a hoax."]].
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