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17th Apr '16 7:16:43 PM Andyroid
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* In Creator/CarlBarks' ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse story "Trala La", Scrooge [=McDuck=] has a nervous breakdown from over-work and starts acting like a squirrel.
29th Feb '16 11:29:12 AM pvsage
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* The episode "The Cat's Out of the Bag" of Series/DharmaAndGreg has Mr. Boots, who believes he's a cat. He and the episode title also serve as a metaphor for the breakup of Greg's parents Kitty and Edward.
29th Jan '16 4:28:49 AM StarTropes
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* [[MagicalNativeAmerican Chakotay]] from ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' has sometimes mentioned his senile grandfather, who believed that he could turn into a wolf.
6th Jan '16 2:00:20 PM StFan
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* In ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', the Xavier Institute once had a student named Overlay, whose power was that he could induce this.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', ''ComicBook/XMen'', the Xavier Institute once had a student named Overlay, whose power was that he could induce this.
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* In ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'', Beetle once hypnotises Sarge to think he's whatever he secretly wants to be, making him act like a lion. He also accidentally affects General Halftrack, but he doesn't "become" an animal: "Have you gone mad! I'm an airplane!" (Paraphrased.)
* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin can transmogrify himself into any kind of animal, but from his mom's perspective he's always shown as a six-year-old boy. This is particularly evident in the arc where Calvin believes he's [[ShapeshifterModeLock stuck as an owl]].
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* The forgettable French comedy movie ''{{Didier}}'' is about a dog that's somehow turned into a human, but keeps a dog mind and HilarityEnsues.

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* The forgettable French comedy movie ''{{Didier}}'' ''Film/{{Didier}}'' is about a dog that's somehow turned into a human, but keeps a dog mind and HilarityEnsues.



* This was a subplot in ''TheTraceyFragments'', with Tracey's brother acting like a dog.

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* This was a subplot in ''TheTraceyFragments'', ''Film/TheTraceyFragments'', with Tracey's brother acting like a dog.






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* In ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'', Beetle once hypnotises Sarge to think he's whatever he secretly wants to be, making him act like a lion. He also accidentally affects General Halftrack, but he doesn't "become" an animal: "Have you gone mad! I'm an airplane!" (Paraphrased.)
* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin can transmogrify himself into any kind of animal, but from his mom's perspective he's always shown as a six-year-old boy. This is particularly evident in the arc where Calvin believes he's [[ShapeshifterModeLock stuck as an owl]].

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* In ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'', Beetle once hypnotises Sarge to think he's whatever he secretly wants to be, making him act like a lion. He also accidentally affects General Halftrack, but he doesn't "become" an animal: "Have you gone mad! I'm an airplane!" (Paraphrased.)
* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin can transmogrify himself into any kind
''Playing Doctor'' by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, one of animal, but from his mom's perspective he's always shown the characters, a hypochondriac, is "diagnosed" with Talbot Syndrome as a six-year-old boy. This is particularly evident in throwaway line to get rid of him. The "doctor's assistant" later reads out the arc where Calvin believes he's [[ShapeshifterModeLock stuck as an owl]].
definition of the syndrome to the hypochondriac and his family. "A psychological disorder in which the patient takes on characteristics of a dog. In extreme cases, that canine mind overtakes the human mind and... the patient irreversibly becomes a living dog". HilarityEnsues.



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* In ''Playing Doctor'' by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, one of the characters, a hypochondriac, is "diagnosed" with Talbot Syndrome as a throwaway line to get rid of him. The "doctor's assistant" later reads out the definition of the syndrome to the hypochondriac and his family. "A psychological disorder in which the patient takes on characteristics of a dog. In extreme cases, that canine mind overtakes the human mind and... the patient irreversibly becomes a living dog". HilarityEnsues.

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* In ''Playing Doctor'' by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, one of the characters, In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0767.html Haley uses a hypochondriac, is "diagnosed" with Talbot Syndrome as a throwaway line potion]] that [[RPGMechanicsVerse increases her ability to get rid of him. The "doctor's assistant" later reads out the definition of the syndrome bluff]] to the hypochondriac and his family. "A psychological disorder in which the patient takes on characteristics of a dog. In extreme cases, point that canine mind overtakes she can [[ConsummateLiar make anyone believe practically anything]]. Amongst other BlatantLies, she deals with one guard by convincing him that he's a wallaby, causing him to irately hop off to find a wizard to undo the human mind and... spell.
* Inverted in ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'' with Phil
the patient irreversibly becomes a living dog". HilarityEnsues.
Mynah, an UpliftedAnimal who thinks he's human.



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* In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0767.html this]] ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' comic, Haley uses a potion that [[RPGMechanicsVerse increases her ability to bluff]] to the point that she can [[ConsummateLiar make anyone believe practically anything]]. Amongst other BlatantLies, she deals with one guard by convincing him that he's a wallaby, causing him to irately hop off to find a wizard to undo the spell.
* Inverted in ''SkinHorse'' with Phil the Mynah, an UpliftedAnimal who thinks he's human.

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* In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0767.html this]] ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' comic, Haley uses a potion that [[RPGMechanicsVerse increases her ability to bluff]] to the point that she can [[ConsummateLiar make anyone believe practically anything]]. Amongst other BlatantLies, she deals with one guard by convincing him that he's a wallaby, causing him to irately hop off to find a wizard to undo the spell.
* Inverted in ''SkinHorse'' with Phil the Mynah, an UpliftedAnimal who thinks he's human.

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* Happened on one episode of ''Series/MonstersVsAliens'', thanks to some AppliedPhlebotinum. Sqweep wants a puppy, so B.O.B. volunteers to act as a dog for him, but can't get the behavior right. To remedy this, Sqweep makes a device to alter B.O.B.'s brain waves; but as B.O.B. has no brain to speak of, the ray just goes through him and ricochets all over the base, making ''everyone else'' think they're dogs.

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* Happened on one episode of ''Series/MonstersVsAliens'', ''[[WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens2013 Monsters vs. Aliens]]'', thanks to some AppliedPhlebotinum. Sqweep wants a puppy, so B.O.B. volunteers to act as a dog for him, but can't get the behavior right. To remedy this, Sqweep makes a device to alter B.O.B.'s brain waves; but as B.O.B. has no brain to speak of, the ray just goes through him and ricochets all over the base, making ''everyone else'' think they're dogs.






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* Actually a real mental illness, called clinical lycanthropy.
** Also the real explanation for lycanthropy, according to several authorities of the 1600s. Of ''course'' the arrested man hadn't turned into a wolf, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werewolf#/media/File:Werwolf.png he just thought he had]].

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* Actually a real mental illness, called clinical lycanthropy.
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lycanthropy. Also the real explanation for lycanthropy, according to several authorities of the 1600s. Of ''course'' the arrested man hadn't turned into a wolf, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werewolf#/media/File:Werwolf.png he just thought he had]].
16th Dec '15 4:55:50 AM foxley
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* ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': In "Bite Out of Crime", the only witness to a murder has suffered a psychotic break and thinks he's a wolf.
6th Nov '15 9:15:58 PM Prfnoff
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* In the Halloween episode of ''Thats so Raven'', the audience is shown a Halloween night where Raven and Chelsea are magically transformed into cows, but it's revealed at the end it was all a vision that Raven had that she was able to prevent.

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* In the Halloween episode HalloweenEpisode of ''Thats so Raven'', ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'', the audience is shown a Halloween night where Raven and Chelsea are magically transformed into cows, but it's revealed at the end it was all a vision that Raven had that she was able to prevent.



* The first verse of the Bonzo Dog Band's SpokenWord song ''Rhino Cratic Oaths'':

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* The first verse of the Bonzo Dog Band's Music/TheBonzoDogBand's SpokenWord song ''Rhino Cratic Oaths'':



* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin can transmogrify himself into any kind of animal, but from his mom's perspective he's always shown as a six-year-old boy.

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* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin can transmogrify himself into any kind of animal, but from his mom's perspective he's always shown as a six-year-old boy.
boy. This is particularly evident in the arc where Calvin believes he's [[ShapeshifterModeLock stuck as an owl]].
18th Oct '15 9:46:49 PM comicking428
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* In the Halloween episode of ''Thats so Raven'', the audience is shown a Halloween night where Raven and Chelsea are magically transformed into cows, but it's revealed at the end it was all a vision that Raven had that she was able to prevent.
17th Oct '15 7:39:29 PM nombretomado
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** In another of the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts starring PorkyPig and Charlie Dog, Porky is DrivenToMadness and at the end starts acting like a dog.

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** In another of the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' shorts starring PorkyPig WesternAnimation/PorkyPig and Charlie Dog, Porky is DrivenToMadness and at the end starts acting like a dog.
7th Oct '15 10:59:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one episode of ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'' Harry's pet from back on the homeworld tracks him down on Earth; the pet is transformed into a human (BillIrwin) but acts like a dog.

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* In one episode of ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'' ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' Harry's pet from back on the homeworld tracks him down on Earth; the pet is transformed into a human (BillIrwin) but acts like a dog.



* On one episode of ''SmallWonder'' Vicki hypnotized several people to act strangely, including making one man think he was a dog to the point that he almost relieved himself on a fire hydrant.
* Invoked in an episode of ''RemingtonSteele''; they need access to a woman in a mental ward, so Steele pretends to be this to get in.

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* On one episode of ''SmallWonder'' ''Series/SmallWonder'' Vicki hypnotized several people to act strangely, including making one man think he was a dog to the point that he almost relieved himself on a fire hydrant.
* Invoked in an episode of ''RemingtonSteele''; ''Series/RemingtonSteele''; they need access to a woman in a mental ward, so Steele pretends to be this to get in.
2nd Aug '15 11:02:52 AM Antigone3
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** Also the real explanation for lycanthropy, according to several authorities of the 1600s. Of ''course'' the arrested man hadn't turned into a wolf, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werewolf#/media/File:Werwolf.png he just thought he had]].
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