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22nd Apr '17 8:15:26 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', Danya managing to get away with extremely high profile abductions of hundreds of high school kids (including the child of a vice president, in one version), and keeping the game on the air for periods that can be upwards of two weeks without getting tracked down. In version two, the island ''was'' tracked down, but only just after the game ended. Equally, earlier versions had a couple of villainous characters who were insane prior to the game to the point that they most definitely should have been committed.

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* In ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'', Danya managing to get away with extremely high profile abductions of hundreds of high school kids (including the child of a vice president, in one version), and keeping the game on the air for periods that can be upwards of two weeks without getting tracked down. In version two, the island ''was'' tracked down, but only just after the game ended. Equally, earlier versions had a couple of villainous characters who were insane prior to the game to the point that they most definitely should have been committed.
11th Mar '17 3:31:43 PM nombretomado
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* A skit on the 1980s updated version of ''TheMickeyMouseClub'' takes place in a supermarket, where an adolescent girl working at the checkout line is forced to deal with an item scanner endowed with a ridiculous level of artificial intelligence; the scanner has a {{Jerkass}} personality and keeps insulting shoppers in its obnoxious robotic voice (calling them fat, saying they have bad breath, etc.). The hapless girl gets blamed for all this rudeness (despite not actually being a robot), and is finally fired by her supervisor (although by that point she's [[{{Unishment}} almost]] ''[[{{Unishment}} happy]]'' [[{{Unishment}} to be fired]], since she won't have to put up with the asshole computer anymore). It was obviously PlayedForLaughs, though.

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* A skit on the 1980s updated version of ''TheMickeyMouseClub'' ''Series/TheMickeyMouseClub'' takes place in a supermarket, where an adolescent girl working at the checkout line is forced to deal with an item scanner endowed with a ridiculous level of artificial intelligence; the scanner has a {{Jerkass}} personality and keeps insulting shoppers in its obnoxious robotic voice (calling them fat, saying they have bad breath, etc.). The hapless girl gets blamed for all this rudeness (despite not actually being a robot), and is finally fired by her supervisor (although by that point she's [[{{Unishment}} almost]] ''[[{{Unishment}} happy]]'' [[{{Unishment}} to be fired]], since she won't have to put up with the asshole computer anymore). It was obviously PlayedForLaughs, though.
31st Dec '16 8:39:27 PM nombretomado
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* In ''FruitsBasket'', there is a staggering amount of child abuse and neglect. The series implies that the Sohma family hides most of it, explaining why half the family members haven't been carted off for various charges of abuse, assault, attempted murder, and so forth, but there's also Uotani's father (pretty much did nothing to care for his daughter, and now ''she'' looks after him), Kyoko (had a mental breakdown for an unspecified amount of time after her husband died, where it was implied she forgot to even feed her daughter), and Hanajima's classmates (they burned her with a match and forced her to eat a newt's tail). Not to mention, Haru completely destroys a classroom in a rage and all we hear of is the teacher talking to his mother.

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* In ''FruitsBasket'', ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', there is a staggering amount of child abuse and neglect. The series implies that the Sohma family hides most of it, explaining why half the family members haven't been carted off for various charges of abuse, assault, attempted murder, and so forth, but there's also Uotani's father (pretty much did nothing to care for his daughter, and now ''she'' looks after him), Kyoko (had a mental breakdown for an unspecified amount of time after her husband died, where it was implied she forgot to even feed her daughter), and Hanajima's classmates (they burned her with a match and forced her to eat a newt's tail). Not to mention, Haru completely destroys a classroom in a rage and all we hear of is the teacher talking to his mother.
2nd Nov '16 11:51:45 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': When Sue becomes principal her methods of improving the school are ridiculous to dangerous. She releases dogs in hallway, sends a flying drone to watch students, and has a female inmate as a secretary. That last one should have gotten her removed, but she keeps her job because she got th school grades up, despite the fact she cares more of her own ambitions and personal pride than the school itself.

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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': When Sue becomes principal her methods of improving the school are ridiculous to dangerous. She releases dogs in hallway, sends a flying drone to watch students, and has a female inmate as a secretary. That last one should have gotten her removed, but she keeps her job because she got th the school grades up, despite the fact she cares more of her own ambitions and personal pride than the school itself.itself.
* ''Series/TheLibrarians2007'': The midwife's stubborn refusal to give Christine any pain relief despite her never requesting a natural birth would have her sued for malpractise in RealLife.
23rd Oct '16 1:45:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in TheOnion: [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/romanticcomedy-behavior-gets-reallife-man-arrested,757/ "Romantic-Comedy Behavior Gets Real-Life Man Arrested"]]

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* Parodied in TheOnion: Website/TheOnion: [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/romanticcomedy-behavior-gets-reallife-man-arrested,757/ "Romantic-Comedy Behavior Gets Real-Life Man Arrested"]]
5th Jul '16 9:21:49 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* There don't seem to be any laws in the Franchise/HarryPotter universe concerning libel and defamation of character, judging from the fact that journalist Rita Skeeter is able to get away with outright fabricating any number of slanderous articles, down to publishing direct "quotes" which she made up wholesale. In the final book, she openly admits to drugging an elderly woman with a truth potion so she could force out potentially damaging information on Dumbledore. "Openly admits" means she outright includes it in the article she published for all to see. This one especially makes no sense, as use of truth potion is said to be "subject to strict Ministry guidelines"-presumably gutter journalism isn't a legitimate use. Of course, the Ministry is also highly corrupt and incompetent too...

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* There don't seem to be any laws in the Franchise/HarryPotter universe concerning libel and defamation of character, judging from the fact that journalist Rita Skeeter is able to get away with outright fabricating any number of slanderous articles, down to publishing direct "quotes" which she made up wholesale. In the final book, she openly admits to drugging an elderly woman with a truth potion so she could force out potentially damaging information on Dumbledore. "Openly admits" means she outright includes it in the article she published for all to see. This one especially makes no sense, as use of truth potion is said to be "subject to strict Ministry guidelines"-presumably gutter journalism isn't a legitimate use. Of course, course the Ministry is also highly corrupt and incompetent too...at the best of times, and [[spoiler: has been taken over by the bad guys by this time.]]
25th Jun '16 9:57:15 AM Morgenthaler
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** Though to be fair, putting the egg in the bucket DID prove to be a legitimate challenge for the other team.
25th Jun '16 9:56:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'': When the school alters Daria and Jane's poster, and then attempts to display the altered poster in an art show over their protests, they take action by destroying it. Principal Li calls Daria's mother, Helen, who, despite having earlier agreed with Li on the issue, gets an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] MamaBear moment:

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* Subverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'': When the school alters Daria and Jane's poster, and then attempts to display the altered poster in an art show over their protests, they take action by destroying it. Principal Li calls Daria's mother, Helen, who, despite having earlier agreed with Li on the issue, gets an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] awesome MamaBear moment:
25th Jun '16 9:56:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''AngelaAnaconda'' might be the worst offender here: the teacher regularly gives the class pet straight A's, even when she doesn't do what the assignment asks for (she once brought a tea set when she was supposed to make a volcano) and constantly gives everyone F's and D's. For some reason despite that fact that 99% of her class is, you know, FAILING she never loses her job or even gets called on it... except when it involved a school play; even then, the only reason Mrs. Brinks let Angela get what she deserved (in a good way) was because she was surrounded by parents and couldn't be seen to be hypocritical.
* ''TheSimpsons'':

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* ''AngelaAnaconda'' ''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda'' might be the worst offender here: the teacher regularly gives the class pet straight A's, even when she doesn't do what the assignment asks for (she once brought a tea set when she was supposed to make a volcano) and constantly gives everyone F's and D's. For some reason despite that fact that 99% of her class is, you know, FAILING she never loses her job or even gets called on it... except when it involved a school play; even then, the only reason Mrs. Brinks let Angela get what she deserved (in a good way) was because she was surrounded by parents and couldn't be seen to be hypocritical.
* ''TheSimpsons'':''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':



* Subverted in an episode of ''{{Daria}}'': When the school alters Daria and Jane's poster, and then attempts to display the altered poster in an art show over their protests, they take action by destroying it. Principal Li calls Daria's mother, Helen, who, despite having earlier agreed with Li on the issue, gets an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] MamaBear moment:

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* Subverted in an episode of ''{{Daria}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'': When the school alters Daria and Jane's poster, and then attempts to display the altered poster in an art show over their protests, they take action by destroying it. Principal Li calls Daria's mother, Helen, who, despite having earlier agreed with Li on the issue, gets an [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]] MamaBear moment:



* ''TotalDrama''. No matter how sadistic or life threatening the challenges get, Chris still gets away with abusing several teens on international television. No law enforcement official ever steps in, nor do the kids' parents. Even when he's shown ''killing interns'' onscreen, no one seems to care. It was finally subverted in the finale of the fourth season when Chris was arrested for hosting a tv show in toxic environment.

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* ''TotalDrama''.''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama''. No matter how sadistic or life threatening the challenges get, Chris still gets away with abusing several teens on international television. No law enforcement official ever steps in, nor do the kids' parents. Even when he's shown ''killing interns'' onscreen, no one seems to care. It was finally subverted in the finale of the fourth season when Chris was arrested for hosting a tv show in toxic environment.



* Taken UpToEleven (like everything else on the show) on ''DrawnTogether''. One episode had two groups compete to see who would have all the food and who would starve. The first group had to put an egg in a pail. The second group had to find a low carb cure for polio. Considering that it's supposed to be like a RealityShow makes it even more insane.

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* Taken UpToEleven (like everything else on the show) on ''DrawnTogether''.''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether''. One episode had two groups compete to see who would have all the food and who would starve. The first group had to put an egg in a pail. The second group had to find a low carb cure for polio. Considering that it's supposed to be like a RealityShow makes it even more insane.
29th Jan '16 4:31:38 PM AtticusOmundson
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->''"Critic, you know, sometimes life'' is ''like that. Life can be tough; life can be cruel; life could throw lobster costumes and nipple tasers into your reality."''
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/TheAngryJoeShow Angry Joe]]''', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AINE4-iyae8 reviewing]] ''Film/ManOfSteel'' with '''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'''
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