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24th Mar '16 9:39:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* Doc the bartender in ''BoondockSaints'' is affectionately referred to as "Fuckass" by his regular patrons, the reason being his exclamations of "Fuck! Ass!" that occur fairly frequently. While nobody ever mentions the words Tourette's Syndrome, the two heroes do end up trying to explain the behavior to a little girl who overhears some of the foul language in a Catholic hospital. There is some attempt at realism here, with [[Series/FraggleRock Doc]] usually only shouting his signature curse after a difficult bout of stuttering... which he suffers once or twice a sentence. He also has the motor "tics" that an actual Tourette's sufferer might have, acting very much like someone who's never been treated for the illness. As an "Old Irish Publican" hard ass, he's probably not seen the inside of a doctor's office since his last barfight... it fits.
* ''NotAnotherTeenMovie'' has a cheerleader with Tourette's Syndrome. She becomes very popular and even gets a boyfriend.
* In ''TheInventionOfLying'', almost everyone in the society has a form of Tourette's where they always speak with complete, unfiltered honesty. Early in the film, the man (played by Creator/RickyGervais) is waiting for a woman. She says, in effect "I'm just going out with you because I'm bored and my mom keeps bugging me about grandchildren. I'm way out of your league. I'll be down in 15 minutes after I finish masturbating."
* In ''TheGreenMile'', one character lapses into swearing fits in the last stages of a brain tumor. In the book, one of the other characters comments that it sounds like Tourette's Syndrome.

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* Doc the bartender in ''BoondockSaints'' ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'' is affectionately referred to as "Fuckass" by his regular patrons, the reason being his exclamations of "Fuck! Ass!" that occur fairly frequently. While nobody ever mentions the words Tourette's Syndrome, the two heroes do end up trying to explain the behavior to a little girl who overhears some of the foul language in a Catholic hospital. There is some attempt at realism here, with [[Series/FraggleRock Doc]] usually only shouting his signature curse after a difficult bout of stuttering... which he suffers once or twice a sentence. He also has the motor "tics" that an actual Tourette's sufferer might have, acting very much like someone who's never been treated for the illness. As an "Old Irish Publican" hard ass, he's probably not seen the inside of a doctor's office since his last barfight... it fits.
* ''NotAnotherTeenMovie'' ''Film/NotAnotherTeenMovie'' has a cheerleader with Tourette's Syndrome. She becomes very popular and even gets a boyfriend.
* In ''TheInventionOfLying'', ''Film/TheInventionOfLying'', almost everyone in the society has a form of Tourette's where they always speak with complete, unfiltered honesty. Early in the film, the man (played by Creator/RickyGervais) is waiting for a woman. She says, in effect "I'm just going out with you because I'm bored and my mom keeps bugging me about grandchildren. I'm way out of your league. I'll be down in 15 minutes after I finish masturbating."
* In ''TheGreenMile'', ''Film/TheGreenMile'', one character lapses into swearing fits in the last stages of a brain tumor. In the book, one of the other characters comments that it sounds like Tourette's Syndrome.



* In ''WhatAboutBob'', the title character talks about his fear of the disorder right before a profane outburst. He then explains, "If I can fake it, I don't have it."

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* In ''WhatAboutBob'', ''Film/WhatAboutBob'', the title character talks about his fear of the disorder right before a profane outburst. He then explains, "If I can fake it, I don't have it."



* In ''TheBigWhite'', Molly Hunter's character claims to have Tourette's, and swears like a sailor. However, one of her kidnappers notices that she swears less when she's shocked, and while he's making her breakfast (it's that kind of movie) theorizes that she just heard about the condition, and decided to use it as an excuse for some cathartic vocabulary.

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* In ''TheBigWhite'', ''Film/TheBigWhite'', Molly Hunter's character claims to have Tourette's, and swears like a sailor. However, one of her kidnappers notices that she swears less when she's shocked, and while he's making her breakfast (it's that kind of movie) theorizes that she just heard about the condition, and decided to use it as an excuse for some cathartic vocabulary.
18th Mar '16 11:55:13 PM nombretomado
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* On the 7th season of the UK version of ''BigBrother'', the producers cast a guy who had Tourette's Syndrome; naturally, his tic was that he muttered "wanker". He also flicked his neck, but not many people noticed that.

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* On the 7th season of the UK version of ''BigBrother'', ''Series/BigBrother'', the producers cast a guy who had Tourette's Syndrome; naturally, his tic was that he muttered "wanker". He also flicked his neck, but not many people noticed that.



* In ''AllyMcBeal'', John dated a blond woman with Tourette's Syndrome, who paired up oddly with him, as he flinched every time he thought he was being insulted.

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* In ''AllyMcBeal'', ''Series/AllyMcBeal'', John dated a blond woman with Tourette's Syndrome, who paired up oddly with him, as he flinched every time he thought he was being insulted.



* ''TheFastShow'' has an example in the ''Bob Fleming's Country Matters'' segment, where one of the recurring guests (don't ask his name, that's a complicated matter) has a tic for saying "arse".

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* ''TheFastShow'' ''Series/TheFastShow'' has an example in the ''Bob Fleming's Country Matters'' segment, where one of the recurring guests (don't ask his name, that's a complicated matter) has a tic for saying "arse".



* ''{{Shameless}}'' has Marty the pyromaniac, the brother of the next door neighbor to the main family, at one point Debbie tries to retrain him to say cake and biscuits instead in preparation for a job interview, he also has a range of other tics.

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* ''{{Shameless}}'' ''Series/{{Shameless|US}}'' has Marty the pyromaniac, the brother of the next door neighbor to the main family, at one point Debbie tries to retrain him to say cake and biscuits instead in preparation for a job interview, he also has a range of other tics.



* A recurring character on ''Series/SnuffBox'' walks around, occasionally saying "Fuck!" with a characteristic cane-wave. He eventually meets a group of similiar individuals, and a [[PotterPuppetPals Mysterious Ticking Noise]]-esque song starts.

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* A recurring character on ''Series/SnuffBox'' walks around, occasionally saying "Fuck!" with a characteristic cane-wave. He eventually meets a group of similiar similar individuals, and a [[PotterPuppetPals Mysterious Ticking Noise]]-esque song starts.
4th Feb '16 2:47:41 PM CaptainTedium
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* In the Music/GarfunkelAndOates song "Weed Card", a satire on the use of medicinal marijuana, one of the conditions listed that entitles the singer to use medicinal marijuana is "motherfucking Tourrette's".

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* In the Music/GarfunkelAndOates song "Weed Card", a satire on the use of medicinal marijuana, one of the conditions listed that entitles the singer to use medicinal marijuana is "motherfucking Tourrette's".Tourette's".
9th Jan '16 9:42:20 PM JohnnyLurg
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* In ''Queer Duck: The Movie'', Queer Duck calls into a homophobic evangelical reverend's talk show claiming to have Tourette's, then proceeds to call the reverend words like "homophobe, "gay-basher," and "motherfucker."
8th Jan '16 5:00:02 PM nombretomado
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* SpiderRobinson's short story "Involuntary Man's Laughter" in the Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon collection ''Callahan's Secret'' centers around a young man with a severe case of Tourette's. Averts the usual treatment in that his symptoms are primarily physical, and include no dirty words; his vocal tics are described as "grunting and barking". Underlined, however, by the fact that Robinson's portrait of Tourette's is, even more than most in entertainment media, exaggerated well past the point of caricature: his character's syndrome is so extreme ("He had a twitch that might have been produced by the greatest comedian in the world going flat-out for a laugh, and his grunts sounded ''precisely'' like a gorilla making love") that he cannot be in a room with another person without that other person bursting into literally uncontrollable laughter.

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* SpiderRobinson's Creator/SpiderRobinson's short story "Involuntary Man's Laughter" in the Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon collection ''Callahan's Secret'' centers around a young man with a severe case of Tourette's. Averts the usual treatment in that his symptoms are primarily physical, and include no dirty words; his vocal tics are described as "grunting and barking". Underlined, however, by the fact that Robinson's portrait of Tourette's is, even more than most in entertainment media, exaggerated well past the point of caricature: his character's syndrome is so extreme ("He had a twitch that might have been produced by the greatest comedian in the world going flat-out for a laugh, and his grunts sounded ''precisely'' like a gorilla making love") that he cannot be in a room with another person without that other person bursting into literally uncontrollable laughter.
1st Jan '16 5:59:49 AM CaptainTedium
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* In the Music/GarfunkelAndOates song "Weed Card", a satire on the use of medicinal marijuana, one of the symptoms listed that entitles the singer to use medicinal marijuana is "motherfucking Tourrette's".

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* In the Music/GarfunkelAndOates song "Weed Card", a satire on the use of medicinal marijuana, one of the symptoms conditions listed that entitles the singer to use medicinal marijuana is "motherfucking Tourrette's".
1st Jan '16 5:55:31 AM CaptainTedium
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* In the Music/GarfunkelAndOates song "Weed Card", a satire on the use of medicinal marijuana, one of the symptoms listed that entitles the singer to use medicinal marijuana is "motherfucking Tourrette's".
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7th Nov '15 9:26:38 AM RivkahChaya
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** Which can actually happen to Deaf people with Tourette's, although what more likely happens is that when they are actually saying something-- ie, concentrating on signing-- they sign just fine, but when they are sitting unoccupied, they may repeat a sign, often a rude one, because it's the thing they are most worried about doing involuntarily. Children do it more often, because their parents have been on their case about doing it, and they worry more.
31st Oct '15 6:59:59 PM Willbyr
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30th Oct '15 7:21:00 PM nombretomado
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* KanyeWest has diagnosed himself with "Little Baby Tourette Syndrome". [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/what-if-kanye-west-is-retarded/ Everyone else thinks he's an asshole]].

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* KanyeWest Music/KanyeWest has diagnosed himself with "Little Baby Tourette Syndrome". [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/what-if-kanye-west-is-retarded/ Everyone else thinks he's an asshole]].
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