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11th Jul '17 4:03:46 AM RegShoe
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* In "You remind me of a car" by ProfessorElemental the object of the professor's affections seems to somehow both have a restraining order against him (requiring him to sing the song through a megaphone) ''and'' not know who he is.
10th Jun '17 1:58:21 PM faunas
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* After UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}}'s [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebastião_José_de_Carvalho_e_Melo,_1st_Marquis_of_Pombal Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal]]'s downfall, which happened when King Joseph died and got replaced by Queen Maria I, who loathed him so much even a mere mention of his name enraged her, she issued a royal decree stripping him from his offices and forbiding him from coming closer than 20 miles to her presence, which has been considered one of the world's first restraining orders. Whenever the Queen passed by his estates in the town of Pombal, he had to leave his house in order to abide by the decree.
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20th May '17 6:59:49 PM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Wiseguy}}''. Hollywood music mogul Winston Newquay decides to cramp Vinnie Terranova's style with a restraining order. To his shock, Vinnie quickly produces a court order (issued that very day) stating that he first has to show probable cause. Although Vinnie implies that his Mafia connections are responsible, it's actually because he's an undercover federal agent.
17th May '17 5:44:53 AM thatmadork
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-->-- '''Ezekiel Clench''' to his ex-wife, ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''

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-->-- '''Ezekiel Clench''' to his ex-wife, ex-wife Josephine, ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack''



* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' provides the page quote (from the husband in an estranged bounty hunter couple who are both after Jack).

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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' provides the page quote (from the husband in an estranged bounty hunter couple who are both after Jack). Notice how ''he'' has a restraining order against ''her'', and [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder her actions at the end of the episode]] give viewers a clue as to why that is.
7th May '17 4:38:38 AM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': Timmy Turner got one against his StalkerWithACrush Tooty in one episode. [[StatusQuoIsGod It expired up by the end of the episode, though.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' provides the page quote (from the husband in an estranged bounty-hunter couple who are both after Jack).
* In ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Dale gets a fifty feet restraining on Hank after his finger was accidentally [[{{Fingore}} sawed off]] as a result of his goofing around. The judge also forced Hank into anger management class.
* The ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' parody of ''StarWars'' reimagines Obi-Wan Kenobi as an elderly [[PaedoHunt pedophile]] (namely, Herbert) and Darth Vader as a toddler (namely, Stewie). Just before their lightsaber duel, "Vader" reminds "Kenobi" that there's a restraining order in effect against him.
--> '''Darth Vader (Stewie):''' So, Obi-Wan, we meet again. What part of "Stay 50 yards away at all times" don't you understand?
* The ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' song "We Are In Love" regarding [[AbhorrentAdmirer Lola Bunny's obsession with Bugs]] includes a threat from Bugs to get a restraining order... which she promptly points out is rather difficult to enforce.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Squidward gets a restraining order against Spongebob. This causes much difficulty due to the fact that they work the same shift at the Krabby Patty and have to interact with each other to get anything done during working hours (Rearranging the shift schedule so that they don't have to work the same shift is never brought up as a solution, as that would make sense).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': Timmy Turner got one against his StalkerWithACrush Tooty Tootie in one episode. [[StatusQuoIsGod It expired up by the end of the episode, though.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' provides the page quote (from the husband in an estranged bounty-hunter bounty hunter couple who are both after Jack).
* In ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Dale gets a fifty feet 50-feet restraining on Hank after his finger was accidentally [[{{Fingore}} sawed off]] as a result of his goofing around. The judge also forced Hank into anger management class.
* The ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' parody of ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' reimagines Obi-Wan Kenobi as an elderly [[PaedoHunt pedophile]] (namely, Herbert) and Darth Vader as a toddler (namely, Stewie). Just before their lightsaber duel, "Vader" reminds "Kenobi" that there's a restraining order in effect against him.
--> '''Darth -->'''Darth Vader (Stewie):''' So, Obi-Wan, we meet again. What part of "Stay 50 yards away at all times" don't you understand?
* The ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' song "We Are In Love" regarding [[AbhorrentAdmirer Lola Bunny's obsession with Bugs]] includes a threat from Bugs to get a restraining order... which she promptly points out is rather difficult to enforce.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', Squidward gets a restraining order against Spongebob. [=SpongeBob=]. This causes much difficulty due to the fact that they work the same shift at the Krabby Patty Krusty Krab and have to interact with each other to get anything done during working hours (Rearranging (rearranging the shift schedule so that they don't have to work the same shift is never brought up as a solution, as that would make sense).
10th Feb '17 2:33:42 AM faunas
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Unfortunately, even in RealLife restraining orders work on the honor system (much like the [[http://people.duke.edu/~charlie/AmishVirus.html Amish computer virus]], in fact). A restraining order cannot physically separate one person from another (unless the offender is fitted with an electronic implant that delievers traumatic shocks whenever he or she gets too close, but that's usually only in futuristic or dystopian stories); it just means the other person can call the police and have them arrested on sight if they're violating it. Also while restraining orders in TV usually require the person to maintain a minimum distance from another, in reality restraining orders usually order the person to refrain from contacting, harassing, following or stalking the other person, something that often doesn't deter a determined stalker.

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Unfortunately, even in RealLife restraining orders work on the honor system (much like the [[http://people.duke.edu/~charlie/AmishVirus.html Amish computer virus]], in fact). A restraining order cannot physically separate one person from another (unless the offender is fitted with an electronic implant that delievers traumatic shocks whenever he or she gets too close, but that's usually only in futuristic or dystopian stories); stories - or, more realistically, an [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ankle_monitor ankle monitor]] used for [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_tagging electronic tagging]], which [[RealityIsUnrealistic has often happened]]); it just means the other person can call the police and have them arrested on sight if they're violating it. Also while restraining orders in TV usually require the person to maintain a minimum distance from another, in reality restraining orders usually order the person to refrain from contacting, harassing, following or stalking the other person, something that often doesn't deter a determined stalker.
17th Nov '16 4:02:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Timmy Turner]] got one against his StalkerWithACrush Tooty in one episode. [[StatusQuoIsGod It expired up by the end of the episode, though.]]

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* [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': Timmy Turner]] Turner got one against his StalkerWithACrush Tooty in one episode. [[StatusQuoIsGod It expired up by the end of the episode, though.]]
17th Nov '16 3:48:47 AM Morgenthaler
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3rd Nov '16 3:03:15 PM Monolaf317
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHBJL3q_W-Q In one CartoonNetwork short]], Mr. Jinx from ''The Huckleberry Hound Show'' is handed a restraining order (or rather, he gets it pinned to his chest) that reads "Whosoever wears this order is not to stand within three feet of Pixie and/or Dixie." Every time he does he's beaten up by cops in a BigBallOfViolence, even when Pixie and Dixie are the ones to come near ''him'', which they abuse. Jinx resolves the situation by [[spoiler:[[LoopholeAbuse unpinning the restraining order and sticking it on a grandfather clock]] in the WraparoundBackground, letting the cops have at it.]]

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHBJL3q_W-Q In one CartoonNetwork short]], one]] Creator/CartoonNetwork short, Mr. Jinx from ''The Huckleberry Hound Show'' is handed a restraining order (or rather, he gets it pinned to his chest) that reads "Whosoever wears this order is not to stand within three feet of Pixie and/or Dixie." Every time he does he's beaten up by cops in a BigBallOfViolence, even when Pixie and Dixie are the ones to come near ''him'', which they abuse. Jinx resolves the situation by [[spoiler:[[LoopholeAbuse unpinning the restraining order and sticking it on a grandfather clock]] in the WraparoundBackground, letting the cops have at it.]]
19th Sep '16 8:40:45 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Discworld/MakingMoney Making Money]]'', after Pucci has pushed into Cosmo's study:
--> Cosmo: ...and you are forbidden to come within fifteen yards of me. I have an injunction.
--> Pucci: And you're not allowed to be within twenty yards of ''me'', so you broke it first.
* In the ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' novel "For the Love of Evil", the Dominican friar Parry asks the LawfulEvil succubus sent to corrupt him to leave him for a day. When he begs, she does leave him, for precisely one day. When he objects to her return, she says calmly "I have left you for a day, Parry."

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* In ''[[Discworld/MakingMoney Making Money]]'', ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', after Pucci has pushed into Cosmo's study:
--> Cosmo: ...-->'''Cosmo:''' ...and you are forbidden to come within fifteen yards of me. I have an injunction.
--> Pucci:
injunction.\\
'''Pucci:'''
And you're not allowed to be within twenty yards of ''me'', so you broke it first.
* In the ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' novel "For the Love of Evil", ''Literature/ForLoveOfEvil'', the Dominican friar Parry asks the LawfulEvil succubus sent to corrupt him to leave him for a day. When he begs, she does leave him, for precisely one day. When he objects to her return, she says calmly "I have left you for a day, Parry."
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