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28th Mar '17 4:04:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* Implied by Rory's reaction to the psychopathic villain in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Doctor's Wife": "I had a PE teacher just like you."

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Implied by Rory's reaction to the psychopathic villain in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Doctor's Wife": "I had a PE teacher just like you."
28th Mar '17 4:04:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' had Dexter fall prey to Dodgeball in gym class, until he used one of his robots to get back at the kids who pummeled him in the game.
** Dexter normally gets out of gym class with a forged excuse note, but the Jerkass substitute coach refuses to accept it and forces Dexter to participate.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'':
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An episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' had Dexter fall prey to Dodgeball in gym class, until he used one of his robots to get back at the kids who pummeled him in the game.
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game. Dexter normally gets out of gym class with a forged excuse note, but the Jerkass substitute coach refuses to accept it and forces Dexter to participate.
28th Mar '17 4:03:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* That football scene in ''{{Kes}}''. Where the unfeeling and brash PE master Mr Sugden, one of the banes of the hero's life, lets his fantasy of being a great soccer player fly away with him. On an eight-year old boy, such a fantasy is unremarkable; in a man in his forties, it suggests emotional retardisation.

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* That football scene in ''{{Kes}}''.''Film/{{Kes}}''. Where the unfeeling and brash PE master Mr Sugden, one of the banes of the hero's life, lets his fantasy of being a great soccer player fly away with him. On an eight-year old boy, such a fantasy is unremarkable; in a man in his forties, it suggests emotional retardisation.



* Mallory from ''TheBabySittersClub'' had a whole book about how much she sucked at gym, cementing her status as Butt Monkey. (In the end the class moved on from volleyball to archery, which it turned out she was quite good at.)

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* Mallory from ''TheBabySittersClub'' ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'' had a whole book about how much she sucked at gym, cementing her status as Butt Monkey. (In the end the class moved on from volleyball to archery, which it turned out she was quite good at.)



* In AlanSillitoe's ''The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner'', the protaganist is a teenage rebel sent to an "approved school" - the old British euphemism for a junior penitentiary, or youth prison. The governor (Warden) is a sports fanatic and fitness freak who sponsors and coaches a cross-country running team. He is fanatic about his team being the best, and when the hero is discovered to be a good runner, he gets privileges for being a member of the team and is briefly the apple of the Governor's eye. He considers using running as cover for an escape attempt, but reluctantly drops the idea when he realises he has nowhere to run to. But he becomes rebellious, is tired of his life being manipulated for the glory of others, and deliberately and unmistakeably demonstrates he is his own man by throwing a prestige race he could have won - slowing to a defiant walk, and allowing runners from the rival team to pass him, in full view of the apoplectic Governor. After this his prison life becomes harsh and punitive, but he is content - like ''Film/CoolHandLuke'' he has rebelled, exercised such freedom as he possesses, and made his point. This was referenced in a ShoutOut in an episode of American teen comedy ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''. (''see below'').

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* In AlanSillitoe's Creator/AlanSillitoe's ''The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner'', the protaganist is a teenage rebel sent to an "approved school" - the old British euphemism for a junior penitentiary, or youth prison. The governor (Warden) is a sports fanatic and fitness freak who sponsors and coaches a cross-country running team. He is fanatic about his team being the best, and when the hero is discovered to be a good runner, he gets privileges for being a member of the team and is briefly the apple of the Governor's eye. He considers using running as cover for an escape attempt, but reluctantly drops the idea when he realises he has nowhere to run to. But he becomes rebellious, is tired of his life being manipulated for the glory of others, and deliberately and unmistakeably demonstrates he is his own man by throwing a prestige race he could have won - slowing to a defiant walk, and allowing runners from the rival team to pass him, in full view of the apoplectic Governor. After this his prison life becomes harsh and punitive, but he is content - like ''Film/CoolHandLuke'' he has rebelled, exercised such freedom as he possesses, and made his point. This was referenced in a ShoutOut in an episode of American teen comedy ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''. (''see below'').



* ''EdEddNEddy'' plays with this trope. The intelligent-but-frail Double-D's experience in P.E has been so bad that he's developed ''PTSD'' from it and crawls into a TroubledFetalPosition when Eddy is making him, Ed and Jimmy play dodgeball. Gym class actually appears in season 5 and 6 when the cast returns to school, and quickly shows that, yep, its just as bad as Double-D remembers (not helped by the fact that JerkJock Kevin is the Coach's assistant).

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* ''EdEddNEddy'' ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' plays with this trope. The intelligent-but-frail Double-D's experience in P.E has been so bad that he's developed ''PTSD'' from it and crawls into a TroubledFetalPosition when Eddy is making him, Ed and Jimmy play dodgeball. Gym class actually appears in season 5 and 6 when the cast returns to school, and quickly shows that, yep, its just as bad as Double-D remembers (not helped by the fact that JerkJock Kevin is the Coach's assistant).



* ''TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' had the season 7 episode "The Secret Snake Club Vs P.E", where the Secret Snake Club (three huge nerds obsessed with the occult) gathers a group of likeminded P.E haters to summon a monster to destroy the gym hall (including Billy, Irwin, and for some reason, the brawny Sperg). They succeed, but quickly discover that the ''female'' students of the school are furious, because P.E was one of their few physical outlets for all the frustration they get from their annoying classmates.
* ''FamilyGuy'' does this, not for everyone but for series ButtMonkey Meg. AlphaBitch Connie once chose the ''entire rest of the class'' to be on her team in dodgeball, leaving Meg to be pounded half to death.

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* ''TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' had the season 7 episode "The Secret Snake Club Vs P.E", where the Secret Snake Club (three huge nerds obsessed with the occult) gathers a group of likeminded P.E haters to summon a monster to destroy the gym hall (including Billy, Irwin, and for some reason, the brawny Sperg). They succeed, but quickly discover that the ''female'' students of the school are furious, because P.E was one of their few physical outlets for all the frustration they get from their annoying classmates.
* ''FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' does this, not for everyone but for series ButtMonkey Meg. AlphaBitch Connie once chose the ''entire rest of the class'' to be on her team in dodgeball, leaving Meg to be pounded half to death.
28th Mar '17 4:02:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* That football scene in ''{{Kes}}''. Where the unfeeling and brash PE master Mr Sugden, one of the banes of the hero's life, lets his fantasy of being a great soccer player fly away with him. On an eight-year old boy, such a fantasy is unremarkable; in a man in his forties, it suggests emotional retardisation.
* The school chapter of ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife'' has a KidsVersusAdults rugby match where the teachers - like Mr Sugden in the throes of his fantasy - don't hold back at all even though they're playing against small children.
* ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'': Andrew is on the other side of this trope, as what got him Saturday detention was jumping a weaker kid in the locker room.

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* That football scene in ''{{Kes}}''. Where the unfeeling and brash PE master Mr Sugden, one of the banes of the hero's life, lets his fantasy of being a great soccer player fly away with him. On an eight-year old boy, such a fantasy is unremarkable; in a man in his forties, it suggests emotional retardisation.
* The school chapter of ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife'' has a KidsVersusAdults rugby match where the teachers - like Mr Sugden in the throes of his fantasy - don't hold back at all even though they're playing against small children.
* ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'': Andrew is on the other side of this trope, as what got him Saturday detention was jumping a weaker kid in the locker room.
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* In ''Film/MrWoodcock'', several flashbacks show the title character as a {{Jerkass}} gym teacher antagonizing and humiliating his students. However the protagonist would later realise that he was such a success as an author because he had pushed himself to prove Woodcock wrong about him.


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* In ''Film/MrWoodcock'', several flashbacks show the title character as a {{Jerkass}} gym teacher antagonizing and humiliating his students. However the protagonist would later realise that he was such a success as an author because he had pushed himself to prove Woodcock wrong about him.



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* That football scene in ''{{Kes}}''. Where the unfeeling and brash PE master Mr Sugden, one of the banes of the hero's life, lets his fantasy of being a great soccer player fly away with him. On an eight-year old boy, such a fantasy is unremarkable; in a man in his forties, it suggests emotional retardisation.
* The school chapter of ''Film/MontyPythonsTheMeaningOfLife'' has a KidsVersusAdults rugby match where the teachers - like Mr Sugden in the throes of his fantasy - don't hold back at all even though they're playing against small children.
* ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'': Andrew is on the other side of this trope, as what got him Saturday detention was jumping a weaker kid in the locker room.
* In ''Film/MrWoodcock'', several flashbacks show the title character as a {{Jerkass}} gym teacher antagonizing and humiliating his students. However the protagonist would later realise that he was such a success as an author because he had pushed himself to prove Woodcock wrong about him.

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28th Mar '17 3:41:27 AM Morgenthaler
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28th Feb '17 9:04:34 PM SilentStranger
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** Dexter normally gets out of gym class with a forged excuse note, but the Jerkass substitute coach refuses to accept it and forces Dexter to participate.
** An episode from the post-revival seasons revisits this issue; Dexter avoids gym class so much that it's the only thing holding him back from skipping ahead several grades. We soon find out WHY he wants to avoid gym class so bad - he simply lacks the physical fortitude to perform at all, no matter how hard he trains.




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* ''EdEddNEddy'' plays with this trope. The intelligent-but-frail Double-D's experience in P.E has been so bad that he's developed ''PTSD'' from it and crawls into a TroubledFetalPosition when Eddy is making him, Ed and Jimmy play dodgeball. Gym class actually appears in season 5 and 6 when the cast returns to school, and quickly shows that, yep, its just as bad as Double-D remembers (not helped by the fact that JerkJock Kevin is the Coach's assistant).
** It's less bad for the other two. Ed is incredibly strong and too dumb to feel pain anyway, and Eddy hates it but is weasily enough to avoid the worst of it.
* ''TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' had the season 7 episode "The Secret Snake Club Vs P.E", where the Secret Snake Club (three huge nerds obsessed with the occult) gathers a group of likeminded P.E haters to summon a monster to destroy the gym hall (including Billy, Irwin, and for some reason, the brawny Sperg). They succeed, but quickly discover that the ''female'' students of the school are furious, because P.E was one of their few physical outlets for all the frustration they get from their annoying classmates.
* ''FamilyGuy'' does this, not for everyone but for series ButtMonkey Meg. AlphaBitch Connie once chose the ''entire rest of the class'' to be on her team in dodgeball, leaving Meg to be pounded half to death.
29th Dec '16 9:26:52 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Series/BadEducation'', the PE master is displaced [[TheApartheidEra South African]] Mr duPlessis, who has a robust attitude towards his pupils. At one point he tries to introduce Ridgeback attack dogs to the class, to give the fat kids an incentive to run faster and longer.

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* In ''Series/BadEducation'', the PE master is displaced [[TheApartheidEra [[UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra South African]] Mr duPlessis, who has a robust attitude towards his pupils. At one point he tries to introduce Ridgeback attack dogs to the class, to give the fat kids an incentive to run faster and longer.
18th Oct '16 9:37:48 AM Morgenthaler
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24th Aug '16 2:41:04 PM AgProv
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* In AlanSillitoe's ''The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner'', the protaganist is a teenage rebel sent to an "approved school" - the old British euphemism for a junior penitentiary, or youth prison. The governor (Warden) is a sports fanatic and fitness freak who sponsors and coaches a cross-country running team. He is fanatic about his team being the best, and when the hero is discovered to be a good runner, he gets privileges for being a member of the team and is briefly the apple of the Governor's eye. He considers using running as cover for an escape attempt, but reluctantly drops the idea when he realises he has nowhere to run to. But he becomes rebellious, is tired of his life being manipulated for the glory of others, and deliberately and unmistakeably demonstrates he is his own man by throwing a prestige race he could have won - slowing to a defiant walk, and allowing runners from the rival team to pass him, in full view of the apoplectic Governor. After this his prison life becomes harsh and punitive, but he is content - like ''Film/CoolHandLuke'' he has rebelled, exercised such freedom as he possesses, and made his point. This was referenced in a ShoutOut in an episode of American teen comedy ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}''}. (''see below'').

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* In AlanSillitoe's ''The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner'', the protaganist is a teenage rebel sent to an "approved school" - the old British euphemism for a junior penitentiary, or youth prison. The governor (Warden) is a sports fanatic and fitness freak who sponsors and coaches a cross-country running team. He is fanatic about his team being the best, and when the hero is discovered to be a good runner, he gets privileges for being a member of the team and is briefly the apple of the Governor's eye. He considers using running as cover for an escape attempt, but reluctantly drops the idea when he realises he has nowhere to run to. But he becomes rebellious, is tired of his life being manipulated for the glory of others, and deliberately and unmistakeably demonstrates he is his own man by throwing a prestige race he could have won - slowing to a defiant walk, and allowing runners from the rival team to pass him, in full view of the apoplectic Governor. After this his prison life becomes harsh and punitive, but he is content - like ''Film/CoolHandLuke'' he has rebelled, exercised such freedom as he possesses, and made his point. This was referenced in a ShoutOut in an episode of American teen comedy ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}''}.''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''. (''see below'').
30th Jul '16 3:30:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Daria}}'', as seen in the opening credits as she lets the volleyball fly right by her.
** See also the episode ''Run, Jane, Run'', where Daria and Jane question the usefulness or relevance of "compulsory cheerleader practice" and are then beasted by their bitch-queen PE teacher. They get an easier run when Jane proves to be a gifted long-distance runner and therefore a stealth jock. There is a scene where Daria is expected to "spot" for a classmate on the trampoline and advise her if she gets too near the edge. Daria is too intent on an argument with Jane to notice, and the ''poing...poing...poing...'' noise of the classmate on the rubber becomes an ominous silence, then a crash and a scream as she hits the floor. Jane eventually rebels and refuses to run for the school - a ShoutOut to AlanSillitoe's novel of teen rebellion, ''The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner'' - valuing her frindship with Daria more. Then both are returned to the brain-dead zombie Hell of compulsory cheerleader practice...

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* ''{{Daria}}'', as seen ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'':
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in the opening credits as she lets the volleyball fly right by her.
** See Seen also the episode ''Run, "Run, Jane, Run'', Run", where Daria and Jane question the usefulness or relevance of "compulsory cheerleader practice" and are then beasted bested by their bitch-queen PE teacher. They get an easier run when Jane proves to be a gifted long-distance runner and therefore a stealth jock. There is a scene where Daria is expected to "spot" for a classmate on the trampoline and advise her if she gets too near the edge. Daria is too intent on an argument with Jane to notice, and the ''poing...poing...poing...'' noise of the classmate on the rubber becomes an ominous silence, then a crash and a scream as she hits the floor. Jane eventually rebels and refuses to run for the school - a ShoutOut to AlanSillitoe's novel of teen rebellion, ''The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner'' - valuing her frindship friendship with Daria more. Then both are returned to the brain-dead zombie Hell of compulsory cheerleader practice...
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