History Main / DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery

5th Oct '17 7:14:43 AM Ymirsdaughter
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Subverted in Literature/TheCuriousIncidentOfTheDogInTheNighttime, where Christopher's father considers his son disability an excuse to be a jerk to him.
5th Oct '17 5:55:30 AM Argon2
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** One episode had a real [[{{Jerkass}} jerkass]] teenager patient. After almost an hour of showing just how obnoxious this kid was, including insulting everyone, sexually harassing Cameron and even flashing her [[note]]though the fact that this proved he had tiny testicles made it funny[[/note]], turns out that the kid really is sick: Iron Poisoning. His liver has difficulty processing iron properly and his mother asks House if the illness is the cause for the kid to be such a jerk. House denies it.

to:

** One episode had a real [[{{Jerkass}} jerkass]] teenager patient. After almost an hour of showing just how obnoxious this kid was, including insulting everyone, sexually harassing Cameron and even flashing her [[note]]though the fact that this proved he had tiny testicles made her, it funny[[/note]], turns out that the kid really is sick: Iron Poisoning. His liver has difficulty processing iron properly and his mother asks House if the illness is the cause for the kid to be such a jerk. House denies it.



** Averted again, by season 11, [[spoiler:Hodgins]] ends up in a wheelchair. He is a jerk to everyone, specially, [[spoiler:his wife, Angela]], making sure to tell everyone he is paralyzed and angry, freely being a jerk even to his boss. Several time Brennan and Cam have to put him back in line. It's not until he threatens a divorce and has a big fight with his wife, that the two finally start working in their issues. At no point, however, anyone excuses his jackassery due to his disability.

to:

** Averted again, by season 11, [[spoiler:Hodgins]] ends up in a wheelchair. He is a jerk to everyone, specially, [[spoiler:his wife, Angela]], making sure to tell everyone he is paralyzed and angry, freely being a jerk even to his boss. Several time Brennan and Cam have to put him back in line. It's not until he threatens a divorce and has a big fight with his wife, that the two finally start working in their issues. At no point, however, does anyone excuses excuse his jackassery due to his disability.
15th Sep '17 6:06:33 PM SinDustries
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

[[folder:StandUpComedy]]
* In his special ''Voice in my Head'', Christopher Titus talks about his friend and fellow comic Michael Aronin, who suffers from cerebral palsy and one time turned up the disability "3000%"[[note]]flinging forks on the floor, intentionally knocking over glasses of water, rudely hitting on the offending waitress, etc.[[/note]] in response to a waitress who thought DisabledMeansHelpless.
-->'''Titus:''' Mike, dead serious, "That bitch deserved it."
-->'''Titus:''' I see Satan flash across Mike's face, and my first thought is "You don't deserve better parking, because you're an evil prick."
[[/folder]]
21st Jul '17 4:16:13 AM razorrozar7
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Referenced in [[Literature/TheDrawingOfTheThree]]: when Roland enters Detta Walker's head, she screams, causing a nearby security guard to catch her in the act of shoplifting. He goes to apprehend her, but notes that it's going to be a "shit bust" because it's "hard to convince a jury that cripples can also be slime".

to:

* Referenced in [[Literature/TheDrawingOfTheThree]]: ''Literature/TheDrawingOfTheThree'': when Roland enters Detta Walker's head, she screams, causing a nearby security guard to catch her in the act of shoplifting. He goes to apprehend her, but notes that it's going to be a "shit bust" because it's "hard to convince a jury that cripples can also be slime".
21st Jul '17 4:15:27 AM razorrozar7
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Referenced in [[Literature/TheDrawingOfTheThree]]: when Roland enters Detta Walker's head, she screams, causing a nearby security guard to catch her in the act of shoplifting. He goes to apprehend her, but notes that it's going to be a "shit bust" because it's "hard to convince a jury that cripples can also be slime".
6th Jul '17 11:53:00 AM JJHIL325
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'', Penny dates a disabled boy, Johnny, who seems angelic at first, but turns out to be a rude prick who uses his disability to get his way.

to:

* In ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'', ValentinesDay episode, Penny dates a disabled boy, Johnny, a wheelchair-bound boy, who seems angelic at first, but turns out to be a rude prick who uses his disability to get his way.way. When Penny finally tells him off for his behavior and breaks up with him, her parents tell her that they're proud of her for standing up for herself and their family.
20th Jun '17 9:47:57 AM fearlessnikki
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The title character of ''Film/RoryOSheaWasHere'' is in a wheelchair and frequently tries to pick fights or break the law, knowing he won't be penalised because of his disability. This is one of many things he's called out on later in the film.
27th Apr '17 10:00:03 PM Troperinik
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Eric Cartman once claimed to have [[HollywoodTourettes Tourettes]] so that he could get away with making racial slurs and insulting people. This is only assisted by the self-righteousness of a Tourettes' spokesman, who interprets every suspicion about Cartman as malicious bullying. He's eventually HoistByHisOwnPetard, though, as [[spoiler: his ability to self-censor disappears, meaning his outbursts reveal some ''very'' embarrassing things about himself]].

to:

* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Eric Cartman once claimed to have [[HollywoodTourettes Tourettes]] so that he could get away with making racial slurs and insulting people. This is only assisted by the self-righteousness of a Tourettes' spokesman, who interprets every suspicion about Cartman as malicious bullying. He's eventually HoistByHisOwnPetard, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard hoisted by his own petard]], though, as [[spoiler: his ability to self-censor disappears, meaning his outbursts reveal some ''very'' embarrassing things about himself]].
19th Mar '17 1:42:48 PM Vir
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}". When the titular character finds out he has cancer he takes advantage of everyone's good nature (such as taking his valet's holiday and convincing Lana to sleep with him again). Once he's indulged, Archer changes his tune and tries being nicer to all the people he knows, even claiming that he probably deserved cancer after being such a dick his whole life.

to:

* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}".''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''. When the titular character finds out he has cancer he takes advantage of everyone's good nature (such as taking his valet's holiday and convincing Lana to sleep with him again). Once he's indulged, Archer changes his tune and tries being nicer to all the people he knows, even claiming that he probably deserved cancer after being such a dick his whole life.
2nd Feb '17 3:26:44 PM Arcana4th
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/{{Bones}}'' averts this completely with Doctor Temperance Brennan's clear case of Asperger's Syndrome. She has little grasp of social cues, general etiquette and people's emotions, but if anyone points out that her actions or her words may have caused offense, she is immediately apologetic. At first, Booth doesn't seem to understand that she genuinely doesn't understand some of the basics of social interaction. However, her best friend Angela is always ready to interpret for her and her colleagues are aware of the problems she has. In later seasons, Booth begins to be able to translate between herself and strangers like the local law enforcement. She does seem to be getting better at it as she spends more time interacting with strangers and talking to a therapist.

to:

* ''Series/{{Bones}}'' averts ''Series/{{Bones}}'':
** Averts
this completely with Doctor Temperance Brennan's clear case of Asperger's Syndrome. She has little grasp of social cues, general etiquette and people's emotions, but if anyone points out that her actions or her words may have caused offense, she is immediately apologetic. At first, Booth doesn't seem to understand that she genuinely doesn't understand some of the basics of social interaction. However, her best friend Angela is always ready to interpret for her and her colleagues are aware of the problems she has. In later seasons, Booth begins to be able to translate between herself and strangers like the local law enforcement. She does seem to be getting better at it as she spends more time interacting with strangers and talking to a therapist.


Added DiffLines:

** Averted again, by season 11, [[spoiler:Hodgins]] ends up in a wheelchair. He is a jerk to everyone, specially, [[spoiler:his wife, Angela]], making sure to tell everyone he is paralyzed and angry, freely being a jerk even to his boss. Several time Brennan and Cam have to put him back in line. It's not until he threatens a divorce and has a big fight with his wife, that the two finally start working in their issues. At no point, however, anyone excuses his jackassery due to his disability.
This list shows the last 10 events of 187. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.DisabilityAsAnExcuseForJerkassery