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16th Mar '17 2:47:50 AM waters20
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** An even more egregious example is in "If It Smells Like an Ed" where Jimmy framed the Eds for ruining the kids' friendship appreciation day even though Eddy, and ONLY Eddy, gave him a wedgie while Ed and Edd did absolutely nothing to deserve the crime other than stick by Eddy.
10th Mar '17 8:29:07 PM Eddy1215
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' episode "Hey You, Don't Forget about Me in Your Memory" when the Titans go to high school Robin repeatedly beats Beast Boy up throughout the episode because he's playing the jock role and Beast Boy is a nerd. Every time, the principal witnesses this and gives all the Titans detention; Cyborg, Raven and Starfire for just standing nearby and Beast Boy for getting beaten up, apparently.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' episode "Hey You, Don't Forget about Me in Your Memory" when the Titans go to high school Robin repeatedly beats Beast Boy up throughout the episode because he's playing the jock role and Beast Boy is a nerd. Every time, the principal witnesses this and gives all the Titans detention; detention: [[BystanderSyndrome Cyborg, Raven and Starfire for just standing nearby nearby]] and [[CosmicPlaything Beast Boy for getting beaten up, apparently.apparently]].
10th Mar '17 8:19:40 PM Eddy1215
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** The titular death scene from ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife'': Everyone at a dinner party dies because they ate a spoiled salmon mousse, and are carted off by the Grim Reaper. In the afterlife, one of them point out that she hadn't actually eaten any. It was, in a rare case for Creator/MontyPython, an ad-lib. What made that particular scene even funnier is that the character sounded more excited than anything, since they were in the middle of an intellectual debate about the afterlife when Death arrived.

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** The titular death scene from ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife'': Everyone at a dinner party dies because they ate a spoiled salmon mousse, and are carted off by the Grim Reaper. In the afterlife, one of them point points out that she hadn't actually eaten any. It was, in a rare case for Creator/MontyPython, an ad-lib. What made that particular scene even funnier is that the character sounded more excited than anything, since they were in the middle of an intellectual debate about the afterlife when Death arrived.



* In one strip of ''Newspaper/{{Peanuts}}'', when Linus was being chased by an angry Lucy, he climbed ontop of Snoopy's doghouse for safety. Along with saying she'd clobber Linus, Lucy also dragged Snoopy into it by saying he'd get beaten up to if he protected Linus. [[{{Jerkass}} Snoopy immediately shoved Linus off the doghouse to his fate]].

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* In one strip of ''Newspaper/{{Peanuts}}'', when Linus was being chased by an angry Lucy, he climbed ontop on top of Snoopy's doghouse for safety. Along with saying she'd clobber Linus, Lucy also dragged Snoopy into it by saying he'd get beaten up to if he protected Linus. [[{{Jerkass}} Snoopy immediately shoved Linus off the doghouse to his fate]].
10th Mar '17 7:33:41 PM thatother1dude
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** The titular death scene from ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife''. It was, in a rare case for Creator/MontyPython, an ad-lib. What made that particular scene even funnier is that the character sounded more excited than anything, since they were in the middle of an intellectual debate about the afterlife when Death arrived.

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** The titular death scene from ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife''.''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife'': Everyone at a dinner party dies because they ate a spoiled salmon mousse, and are carted off by the Grim Reaper. In the afterlife, one of them point out that she hadn't actually eaten any. It was, in a rare case for Creator/MontyPython, an ad-lib. What made that particular scene even funnier is that the character sounded more excited than anything, since they were in the middle of an intellectual debate about the afterlife when Death arrived.
25th Feb '17 3:41:14 PM nombretomado
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* In that EddieIzzard routine, the guy who accidentally asks for death instead of cake, even though he ''meant'' cake.

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* In that EddieIzzard Creator/EddieIzzard routine, the guy who accidentally asks for death instead of cake, even though he ''meant'' cake.
8th Feb '17 2:13:37 PM Eddy1215
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Compare: MyFriendsAndZoidberg, CantGetAwayWithNuthin, GoAmongMadPeople. Also see KarmicMisfire if the guilty party gets away scot-free but the innocent party is punished. If the character didn't do the listed thing, but DID do something else, may become ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne. The opposite of this trope is IAmSpartacus, where people who aren't guilty deliberately associate themselves with the guilty party and AccompliceByInaction, where people who didn't do the act are considered guilty because they [[BystanderSyndrome didn't do anything to stop it.]] Jokes of this kind are a type of BlackComedy. See also MisplacedRetribution, especially when the victim is the only one targeted for what their guilty association did. For people who are victimized by just being there, see GuiltByCoincidence.

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Compare: MyFriendsAndZoidberg, CantGetAwayWithNuthin, GoAmongMadPeople. Also see KarmicMisfire if the guilty party gets away scot-free but the innocent party is punished. If the character didn't do the listed thing, but DID do something else, may become ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne. The opposite of this trope is IAmSpartacus, where people who aren't guilty deliberately associate themselves with the guilty party and AccompliceByInaction, where people who didn't do the act are considered guilty because they [[BystanderSyndrome didn't do anything to stop it.]] Jokes of this kind are a type of BlackComedy. See also MisplacedRetribution, MisplacedRetribution and KarmicMisfire, especially when the victim is the only one targeted for what their guilty association did. For people who are victimized by just being there, see GuiltByCoincidence.
8th Feb '17 11:52:43 AM Lawman592
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Compare: MyFriendsAndZoidberg, CantGetAwayWithNuthin, GoAmongMadPeople. If the character didn't do the listed thing, but DID do something else, may become ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne. The opposite of this trope is IAmSpartacus, where people who aren't guilty deliberately associate themselves with the guilty party and AccompliceByInaction, where people who didn't do the act are considered guilty because they [[BystanderSyndrome didn't do anything to stop it.]] Jokes of this kind are a type of BlackComedy. See also MisplacedRetribution, especially when the victim is the only one targeted for what their guilty association did. For people who are victimized by just being there, see GuiltByCoincidence.

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Compare: MyFriendsAndZoidberg, CantGetAwayWithNuthin, GoAmongMadPeople. Also see KarmicMisfire if the guilty party gets away scot-free but the innocent party is punished. If the character didn't do the listed thing, but DID do something else, may become ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne. The opposite of this trope is IAmSpartacus, where people who aren't guilty deliberately associate themselves with the guilty party and AccompliceByInaction, where people who didn't do the act are considered guilty because they [[BystanderSyndrome didn't do anything to stop it.]] Jokes of this kind are a type of BlackComedy. See also MisplacedRetribution, especially when the victim is the only one targeted for what their guilty association did. For people who are victimized by just being there, see GuiltByCoincidence.
21st Jan '17 1:52:49 PM billybobfred
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* In ''Film/{{Chicago}}'''s "Cell Block Tango," five of the six women insist their victims "had it coming" while not accepting responsibility. The sixth protests that she is innocent; unfortunately, in Hungarian. She's the one who ends up being executed.

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* In ''Film/{{Chicago}}'''s "Cell Block Tango," five of the six women insist [[AssholeVictim their victims "had it coming" coming"]] while [[NeverMyFault not accepting responsibility.responsibility]]. The sixth protests that she is innocent; unfortunately, in Hungarian. She's the one who ends up being executed.
8th Jan '17 6:20:38 AM smalltime
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'' episode "Hey You, Don't Forget about Me in Your Memory" when the Titans go to high school Robin repeatedly beats Beast Boy up throughout the episode because he's playing the jock role and Beast Boy is a nerd. Every time, the principal witnesses this and gives all the Titans detention; Cyborg, Raven and Starfire for just standing nearby and Beast Boy for getting beaten up, apparently.
18th Oct '16 12:16:04 PM Eddy1215
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* In the WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants episode "Big Sister Sam", Squidward insults Patrick's elder sister, which causes her to cry. In response, Patrick shames both Squidward and ''Spongebob'', even though Spongebob has just been standing there watching the whole thing.

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* In the WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Big Sister Sam", Squidward insults Patrick's elder sister, which causes her to cry. In response, Patrick shames both Squidward and ''Spongebob'', even though Spongebob has just been standing there watching the whole thing.
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