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9th Aug '17 10:10:53 PM PaulA
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* In ''Film/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', [=McMurphy=] pretends insanity because he figures a stint in a mental hospital will be easier than the prison farm sentence he was going to get; he finds himself indefinitely detained in an institution ruled by the sadistic Nurse Ratched. [[spoiler:He ends up getting lobotomized as punishment for making a nuisance of himself.]]



* ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' (and its film adaptation) is practically the TropeMaker.
** If you're looking at [=McMurphy=]'s side; on Chief Bromden's side it's almost a subversion.
** Of course, it is also fairly easy to read McMurphy as having a fairly aggressive case of Oppositional Defiant Disorder, a condition where the afflicted party is incapable of following rules and instructions, even if it hurts themselves and others. Not that Ratched's treatment of him would be helpful in this case.

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* ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' (and its film adaptation) is practically In ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'', [=McMurphy=] pretends insanity because he figures a stint in a mental hospital will be easier than the TropeMaker.
** If you're looking at [=McMurphy=]'s side; on Chief Bromden's side it's almost a subversion.
** Of course, it is also fairly easy
prison farm sentence he was going to read McMurphy as having a fairly aggressive case of Oppositional Defiant Disorder, a condition where get; he finds himself indefinitely detained in an institution ruled by the afflicted party is incapable sadistic Nurse Ratched. [[spoiler:He ends up getting lobotomized as punishment for making a nuisance of following rules and instructions, even if it hurts themselves and others. Not that Ratched's treatment of him would be helpful in this case. himself.]]
29th Jul '17 9:31:00 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'': [[MadGod Sheogorath]]'s realm, The Shivering Isles (sometimes called [[MeaningfulName Madhouse]]), is basically a gigantic free-roam asylum and all of it's residents are self-functioning inmates with at least some quirky mental disorder (even it's relatively mild or even slightly beneficial; creativity is one of Sheogorath's spheres, after all). One person though, a beggar named Uungor, believes that he's sane and that he's there by mistake. The thing is that he's so obsessed with escaping the Isles and proving/retaining his sanity that he's convinced that everyone is an agent of Sheogorath's trying to break him, and that anything that happens to him is part of a trick to make him lose his mind, proving that he really isn't right in the head.
29th Jul '17 9:06:28 PM Odacon_Spy
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* Happened in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' to Boomhauer. He fell asleep while intertubing and wound up in Austin. What happened was that he went around, in a speedo, covered in algae, while [[TheUnintelligible talking.]] He winds in an Mental Hospital for a Psych Hold. He calls Dale to bust him out, but Dale being ...Dale sneaks into the mental hospital to break him out. Problem is that now he can't get back out and the orderlys won't believe him. So they call Bill to get them out... Who then realizes he has a lot of issues and checks himself in for help. They then call Hank who [[OnlySaneMan is not an idiot]] talks with the staff and explains that Dale and Boomhauer shouldn't be there.... And that Bill's insurance won't cover his stay.

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* Happened in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' to Boomhauer. He fell asleep while intertubing and wound up in Austin. What happened was that he went around, in a speedo, covered in algae, while [[TheUnintelligible talking.]] He winds in an Mental Hospital for a Psych Hold. He calls Dale to bust him out, but Dale being ...Dale sneaks into the mental hospital to break him out. Problem is that now he can't get back out and the orderlys orderlies won't believe him. So they call Bill to get them out... Who then realizes he has a lot of issues and checks himself in for help. They then call Hank who who, [[OnlySaneMan is not being an idiot]] idiot]], talks with the staff and staff, explains the situation, then tells them that 1) Boonhauer's Psych Hold period has elapsed so he's free to go 2) Dale was never supposed to be there in the first place and Boomhauer shouldn't be there.... And 3) Bill voluntarily checked himself in so he's free to leave whenever he feels he's ready... except that Bill's his insurance won't cover his stay.
10th Jul '17 9:56:22 AM Piterpicher
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* {{Supertramp}}'s Asylum. The singer's protests against being called insane do nothing for him, as he is sent to an asylum, and by the end of the song he believes he's dying.

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* {{Supertramp}}'s Music/{{Supertramp}}'s Asylum. The singer's protests against being called insane do nothing for him, as he is sent to an asylum, and by the end of the song he believes he's dying.
4th Jun '17 10:38:49 AM Salmobook
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** Of course, it is also fairly easy to read McMurphy as having a fairly aggressive case of Oppositional Defiant Disorder, a condition where the afflicted party is incapable of following rules and instructions, even if it hurts themselves and others. Not that Ratched's treatment of him would be helpful in this case.
26th Apr '17 11:17:48 PM Dravencour
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* This is part of the premise of ''Film/{{Quills}}'', based on the real-life incarceration of the Marquis de Sade in Charenton Asylum. The Marquis' substantial wealth had allowed him to be committed rather than executed and to enjoy a substantial level of material comfort. But once the new administrator takes over and starts depriving the Marquis of his possessions and basically begins torturing him as a form of "therapy", the Marquis' mental state rapidly deteriorates.

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* This is part of the premise of ''Film/{{Quills}}'', based on the real-life incarceration of the Marquis de Sade Creator/MarquisDeSade in Charenton Asylum. The Marquis' substantial wealth had allowed him to be committed rather than executed and to enjoy a substantial level of material comfort. But once the new administrator takes over and starts depriving the Marquis of his possessions and basically begins torturing him as a form of "therapy", the Marquis' Sade's mental state rapidly deteriorates.
3rd Apr '17 12:53:09 PM CheeseDogX
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* Sarah Connor in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' was definitely more insane after spending years in a mental asylum (attacking the psychiatrist) than she was before (merely believing in the Terminators). Although it is possible that her experience in the first Terminator set her a path which leads her to violence, including trying to blow up a computer factory. Based on what we see, it's clear that she was subjected to sexual abuse by the staff and other mistreatment by her therapist.

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* Sarah Connor in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' was definitely more insane after spending years in a mental asylum (attacking the psychiatrist) than she was before (merely believing in the Terminators). Although it is possible that her experience in the first Terminator set her a path which leads her to violence, including trying to blow up a computer factory. It's also possible that knowing what she knows about the future [[GoMadFromTheRevelation addled her brains a bit]]. Based on what we see, it's clear that she was subjected to sexual abuse by the staff and other mistreatment by her therapist.
10th Feb '17 8:53:42 PM Racheakt
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* ''FanFic/{{Bird}}'': One of the running themes is that most of the patients are not actually ''insane''. Sveta being a chief example. However, all of them are dangerous, and many do have psychological problems they are dealing with. Being locked up in an asylum with the actual crazy ones does not do any favors for the ones that are sane, however.
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18th Sep '16 8:06:40 PM Discar
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* When Helen breaks up with Dave, in ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', she actually remarks "You don't want to go among mad people." This refers of course to herself and her colleagues. Ironically, after reading the quote in context, [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic/series.php?view=archive&chapter=10983 Dave himself goes mad]], exactly what Helen was trying to prevent by breaking up with him.]] She told him that he wasn't the one sane person in the crazy house that he thought he was - he was an emerging MadScientist who Helen had been studying for years to try and nail down what made Mad Scientists mad.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'': When Helen breaks up with Dave, in ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', she actually remarks "You don't want to go among mad people." This refers of course to herself and her colleagues. Ironically, after reading the quote in context, [[http://www.[[spoiler:[[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic/series.php?view=archive&chapter=10983 Dave himself goes mad]], exactly what Helen was trying to prevent by breaking up with him.]] She told him that he wasn't the one sane person in the crazy house that he thought he was - he was an emerging MadScientist who Helen had been studying for years to try and nail down what made Mad Scientists mad.mad]].
4th Sep '16 3:46:09 AM erforce
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* In ''Revenge of Franchise/ThePinkPanther'', Inspector Clouseau gets taken to an insane asylum while DisguisedInDrag, and tries to convince the cops that he's actually Jacques Clouseau, Europe's greatest detective. Another patient retorts that ''he'' is Europe's greatest detective... [[NapoleonDelusion Hercule Poirot]].

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* In ''Revenge of Franchise/ThePinkPanther'', ''Film/RevengeOfThePinkPanther'', Inspector Clouseau gets taken to an insane asylum while DisguisedInDrag, and tries to convince the cops that he's actually Jacques Clouseau, Europe's greatest detective. Another patient retorts that ''he'' is Europe's greatest detective... [[NapoleonDelusion Hercule Poirot]].
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