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6th Feb '16 8:32:46 PM nombretomado
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* On ''FamilyMatters'', Steve Urkel claims he's so smart he can't be hypnotized. The hypnotist claims that smarter people are actually ''easier'' to hypnotize. Urkel scoffs... and is entranced the instant the watch drops. (Comedic aspects aside, and disregarding the "instant" aspects of the gag, this is actually a rare case of TruthInTelevision being applied to hypnotism). * Frasier on ''{{Cheers}}'' hypnotizes Woody to like the vegetable drink he endorsed in a commercial, so he wouldn't have been lying. Unfortunately, the product is discontinued, but Woody is now an addict.
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* On ''FamilyMatters'', ''Series/FamilyMatters'', Steve Urkel claims he's so smart he can't be hypnotized. The hypnotist claims that smarter people are actually ''easier'' to hypnotize. Urkel scoffs... and is entranced the instant the watch drops. (Comedic aspects aside, and disregarding the "instant" aspects of the gag, this is actually a rare case of TruthInTelevision being applied to hypnotism). * Frasier on ''{{Cheers}}'' ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' hypnotizes Woody to like the vegetable drink he endorsed in a commercial, so he wouldn't have been lying. Unfortunately, the product is discontinued, but Woody is now an addict.

* Neatly subverted in an episode of ''PerfectStrangers'' in which Larry claimed to be immune to hypnosis, proceeds to go under with consummate ease -- then reveals about a minute later that he's only pretending, and he actually ''can't'' be hypnotised. Meanwhile, Balki was accidentally hypnotised just by half-listening from the next room.
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* Neatly subverted in an episode of ''PerfectStrangers'' ''Series/PerfectStrangers'' in which Larry claimed to be immune to hypnosis, proceeds to go under with consummate ease -- then reveals about a minute later that he's only pretending, and he actually ''can't'' be hypnotised. Meanwhile, Balki was accidentally hypnotised just by half-listening from the next room.
31st Dec '15 12:50:05 PM Doug86
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* The plot of one ''KenanAndKel'' episode centred around a bet that Kel couldn't survive one week without drinking orange soda. In an attempt to cure his addiction, Kel goes to a hypotherapist... except Kenan (by this point on the verge of losing the bet) switches the charts and the highly trained hypnotherapist doesn't think twice about hypnotising Kel into becoming a vicious guard dog when he hears the chime of a bell. HilarityEnsues.
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* The plot of one ''KenanAndKel'' ''Series/KenanAndKel'' episode centred around a bet that Kel couldn't survive one week without drinking orange soda. In an attempt to cure his addiction, Kel goes to a hypotherapist... except Kenan (by this point on the verge of losing the bet) switches the charts and the highly trained hypnotherapist doesn't think twice about hypnotising Kel into becoming a vicious guard dog when he hears the chime of a bell. HilarityEnsues.
16th Dec '15 8:45:11 AM skidoo23
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* On ''FamilyMatters'', Steve Urkel claims he's so smart he can't be hypnotized. The hypnotist claims that smarter people are actually ''easier'' to hypnotize. Urkel scoffs... and is entranced the instant the watch drops.
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* On ''FamilyMatters'', Steve Urkel claims he's so smart he can't be hypnotized. The hypnotist claims that smarter people are actually ''easier'' to hypnotize. Urkel scoffs... and is entranced the instant the watch drops. (Comedic aspects aside, and disregarding the "instant" aspects of the gag, this is actually a rare case of TruthInTelevision being applied to hypnotism).
16th Dec '15 8:43:28 AM skidoo23
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* As noted above, TruthInTelevision often does not apply here, as many of the effects of being hypnotized depicted in fiction (being unable to lie, being forced to do things against your will, being trapped in a hypnotic state until released, etc.) simply do not apply in real life. If you see someone during a stage show having been hypnotized and then proceeding to act the fool in front of hundreds of people, they had to be willing to do so to begin with. And people will generally come out of any hypnotic trance on their own if left to their own devices.
16th Dec '15 8:40:01 AM skidoo23
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[[JustForFun/TropesExaminedByTheMythbusters Too bad this doesn't work in real life]], according to ''Series/MythBusters''. Both hypnotherapists and stage hypnotists generally agree that in order for someone to fall for a hypnotic suggestion, they must ''want'' to do it, and will automatically reject any suggestion that goes against their "moral fiber". Although the person must ''want'' to do it, they still will, during a stage show or other non-threatening situation, follow instructions, even embarrassing ones. The key is for the hypnotist to encourage everyone to "play along" and have fun. As long as someone feels secure, they will "bark like a dog" or other actions. However, one should still make sure that they only allow themselves to be hypnotized by someone they can trust, or in the presence of someone they can trust (someone to knock the victim out of trance if the hypnotist tries anything funny).
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[[JustForFun/TropesExaminedByTheMythbusters Too bad this doesn't work in real life]], according to ''Series/MythBusters''. Both hypnotherapists and stage hypnotists generally agree that in order for someone to fall for a hypnotic suggestion, they must ''want'' to do it, and will automatically reject any suggestion that goes against their "moral fiber". fiber". That threshold varies from person to person, which is why during stage hypnotism some people are only comfortable with, say, quacking like a duck on cue, but will reject a suggestion to pretend to have sex with a chair. Although the person must ''want'' to do it, they still will, during a stage show or other non-threatening situation, follow instructions, even embarrassing ones. The key is for the hypnotist to encourage everyone to "play along" and have fun. As long as someone feels secure, they will "bark like a dog" or other actions. However, one should still make sure that they only allow themselves to be hypnotized by someone they can trust, or in the presence of someone they can trust (someone to knock the victim out of trance if the hypnotist tries anything funny). funny). Hypotist performers can tell who is more likely to follow instructions for certain things, which is why you may see people dismissed even if they appear to have fallen into a trance, or certain participants will be given more "extreme" things to do than others.
15th Nov '15 9:33:48 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' had an activated hypnosis experiment named Swirly cause trouble on the island by putting Lilo in a trance who upon hearing an accidental suggestion from Pleakly started to act like her {{jerkass}} rival, Murtle, and who hypnotized Stitch into loving a certain television show at the suggestion of the hypnotized Lilo. Much trouble ensues until Jumba puts them out of their trance by simply snapping his fingers and Swirly it put into the place he truly belongs where he hypnotizes guests to act silly at parties, including Murtle into acting like a chicken. Also, Gantu is hypnotized by experiment 625 into doing anything he's told to do, resulting in experiment 625 and Hamsterviel making him do embarrassing things by making him say he's an idiot with a stupid grin on his face, twirl like a ballerina, and juggle various objects while balancing on a rolling pin. ** Another instance occurred where Lilo finds an experiment named Checkers that grants her the power of command over all living things. She decides to make herself queen and have fun around the house by making Nami and Pleakly grovel and serve her every whim. When MadScientist Jumba walks in and finds out that they are using experiment 029, he gets as far as saying [[StarWars "Only the weak min-"]], when suddenly he is on one knee, asking to do Lilo's bidding.
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* ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' had an activated hypnosis experiment named Swirly cause trouble on the island by putting Lilo in a trance who upon hearing an accidental suggestion from Pleakly Pleakley started to act like her {{jerkass}} rival, Murtle, Mertle, and who hypnotized Stitch into loving a certain television show at the suggestion of the hypnotized Lilo. Much trouble ensues until Jumba puts them out of their trance by simply snapping his fingers and Swirly it put into the place he truly belongs where he hypnotizes guests to act silly at parties, including Murtle Mertle into acting like a chicken. Also, Gantu is hypnotized by experiment Experiment 625 into doing anything he's told to do, resulting in experiment 625 and Hamsterviel making him do embarrassing things by making him say he's an idiot with a stupid grin on his face, twirl like a ballerina, and juggle various objects while balancing on a rolling pin. ** Another instance occurred where Lilo finds an experiment named Checkers that grants her the power of command over all living things. She decides to make herself queen and have fun around the house by making Nami Nani and Pleakly Pleakley grovel and serve her every whim. When MadScientist Jumba walks in and finds out that they are using experiment 029, he gets as far as saying [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars "Only the weak min-"]], when suddenly he is on one knee, asking to do Lilo's bidding.
6th Nov '15 7:16:06 AM Prfnoff
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* Wade Duck was the target of this twice in the ''U.S. Acres'' [[ThreeShorts segments]] of ''GarfieldAndFriends'': once on purpose to remove his fears, another by accident for humor.
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* Wade Duck was the target of this twice in the ''U.S. Acres'' [[ThreeShorts segments]] of ''GarfieldAndFriends'': ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'': once on purpose to remove his fears, another by accident for humor.

* ''BackAtTheBarnyard'' Otis somehow hypnotizes himself with his new hypno kit into attacking the farmer whenever he hears the sound of a bell. The rest of the episode consists of his friends trying to prevent him from killing the farmer until they resort to making a farmer-shaped model out of hay and tricking him into destroying it, which finally releases him from the hypnosis.
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* ''BackAtTheBarnyard'' ''WesternAnimation/BackAtTheBarnyard'' Otis somehow hypnotizes himself with his new hypno kit into attacking the farmer whenever he hears the sound of a bell. The rest of the episode consists of his friends trying to prevent him from killing the farmer until they resort to making a farmer-shaped model out of hay and tricking him into destroying it, which finally releases him from the hypnosis.
5th Nov '15 4:41:42 PM nombretomado
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27th Sep '15 1:24:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* The {{Ginger Rogers}}/{{Fred Astaire}} film ''Film/{{Carefree}}'' has Fred, as a psychiatrist, hypnotize Ginger and cause all sorts of crazy antics, as he keeps leaving her on her own. Eventually, when he finds out that she has fallen for him, he hypnotizes her not to be in love with him, and tells her that "men like him should be shot down like dogs!" which leads to further crazy antics involving her [[BrainwashedAndCrazy chasing after him with a gun.]]
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* The {{Ginger Rogers}}/{{Fred Astaire}} Creator/GingerRogers / Creator/FredAstaire film ''Film/{{Carefree}}'' has Fred, as a psychiatrist, hypnotize Ginger and cause all sorts of crazy antics, as he keeps leaving her on her own. Eventually, when he finds out that she has fallen for him, he hypnotizes her not to be in love with him, and tells her that "men like him should be shot down like dogs!" which leads to further crazy antics involving her [[BrainwashedAndCrazy chasing after him with a gun.]]
9th Sep '15 3:37:03 PM res20stupid
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* As a film involving hypnosis, this does come up in ''Film/Trance'', although it is taken [[{{Deconstruction}} ''very'' seriously]]. For one thing, you'd have to want to be hypnotized first, but when it's performed by the film's hypnotherapist it's outright stated to be a ''very'' serious breach of ethics in her profession [[spoiler: as is her relationship with her patient Simon]]. Also, doing so was considered a desperate move on her part, and there were unforeseen side effects [[spoiler: such as Simon mistaking a random woman for his ex-girlfriend and murdering her in a fit of rage.]]
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* As a film involving hypnosis, this does come up in ''Film/Trance'', ''Film/{{Trance}}'', although it is taken [[{{Deconstruction}} ''very'' seriously]]. For one thing, you'd have to want to be hypnotized first, but when it's performed by the film's hypnotherapist it's outright stated to be a ''very'' serious breach of ethics in her profession [[spoiler: as is her relationship with her patient Simon]]. Also, doing so was considered a desperate move on her part, and there were unforeseen side effects [[spoiler: such as Simon mistaking a random woman for his ex-girlfriend and murdering her in a fit of rage.]]
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