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17th Feb '17 1:23:12 PM Metallix
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** Also happens in "The Transporter Malfunction".
-->'''Tiny [[Franchise/StarTrek Spock]]:''' I am very disappointed in you. You broke your toy and switched it with Leonard's. You should be ashamed of yourself.\\
'''Sheldon:''' You're The one who told me to play with it!\\
'''Tiny Spock:''' If I told you to jump off the bridge of the Enterprise, would you do it?\\
'''Sheldon:''' If I got on the bridge of the Enterprise, I would never ever leave.\\
'''Tiny Spock:''' Trust me, it gets old after a while.
15th Feb '17 1:41:45 PM DarkHunter
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--> '''Re:i''' [[BluntYes Yes.]]

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--> '''Re:i''' '''Rei:''' [[BluntYes Yes.]]
7th Jan '17 4:01:27 PM StFan
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->'''Jimmy:''' But dad, all my friends are gonna be there!
->'''Hugh:''' I know, son, but if all your friends were named Cliff, would you jump off them? I don't think you would.

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->'''Jimmy:''' But dad, all my friends are gonna be there!
->'''Hugh:'''
there!\\
'''Hugh:'''
I know, son, but if all your friends were named Cliff, would you jump off them? I don't think you would.



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--> '''Rei''': [[BluntYes "Yes."]]

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--> '''Rei''': '''Re:i''' [[BluntYes "Yes."]]Yes.]]



-->'''Nia''': Do you truly hate me this much, Adiane?
-->'''Adiane''': Hate you? I really couldn't care less about you! I was told to kill you, so that's what I'm going to do. Whether or not I "hate you" has nothing to do with it!
-->'''Nia''': So you are willing to kill me simply because my father ordered you to do so?
-->'''Adiane''': Of course! What of it?
-->'''Nia''': And if my father ordered you to take your own life, would you do so?
-->'''Adiane''': ''[[ArmorPiercingQuestion *silence*]]''

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-->'''Nia''': -->'''Nia:''' Do you truly hate me this much, Adiane?
-->'''Adiane''':
Adiane?\\
'''Adiane:'''
Hate you? I really couldn't care less about you! I was told to kill you, so that's what I'm going to do. Whether or not I "hate you" has nothing to do with it!
-->'''Nia''':
it!\\
'''Nia:'''
So you are willing to kill me simply because my father ordered you to do so?
-->'''Adiane''':
so?\\
'''Adiane:'''
Of course! What of it?
-->'''Nia''':
it?\\
'''Nia:'''
And if my father ordered you to take your own life, would you do so?
-->'''Adiane''': ''[[ArmorPiercingQuestion *silence*]]''
so?\\
'''Adiane:''' ''[[[ArmorPiercingQuestion silence]]]''



-->'''Kate:''' Alice [the villain] isn't taking the night off, Colonel.
-->'''Colonel Kane:''' And if Alice jumped off a bridge?
-->'''Kate:''' I'd be right behind her. You're ''such'' a Dad.

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-->'''Kate:''' Alice [the villain] isn't taking the night off, Colonel.
-->'''Colonel
Colonel.\\
'''Colonel
Kane:''' And if Alice jumped off a bridge?
-->'''Kate:'''
bridge?\\
'''Kate:'''
I'd be right behind her. You're ''such'' a Dad.



[[folder: Fan Fiction]]

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[[folder: Fan Fiction]][[folder:Comic Strips]]
* A young ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} very effectively responds to this argument after his mother will not allow him to go to the skate park with his friends. "Well, that would depend on many factors, including height, training, and equipment. But if 100% of the people enjoyed it, as in my skateboard example, then I would conclude it was safe. A better question might have been 'If everyone else wore clothes, would you do that?'"
* The comic strip ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'' which deals primarily with teen-parent relationships seems to enjoy this trope. Jeremy's rebuttals to the question of jumping off a bridge have included: "For a free T-Shirt? Yeah!", "No, but I might be tempted to push you over" and "If it kept me from hearing that stupid cliché again, I'd be first in line."
* The book ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'s Insults, Put-Downs, and Slams'' lists the following rebuttals:
** "That depends. Will it mess up my hair?"
** "Sure. Maybe I'll land on a fat kid."
** "As long as the line's not too long."
** "No, I'd rather jump off a building."
** "I think you can do that at Disneyworld."
* From ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'':
-->'''Pig:''' We should get a new lawn mower.\\
'''Rat:''' Why?\\
'''Pig:''' Because neighbor Bob just bought one.\\
'''Rat:''' And if neighbor Bob jumped off a ten-story building, what would you do?\\
'''Pig:''' I'd take his lawn mower.
* Calvin's mom in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' comes up with a much more effective variant that actually convinces Calvin (who never listens to reason) immediately. Calvin says his dad should start smoking cigars because they're all the rage, but Mom says "Flatulence could be all the rage, but it would still be disgusting."
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[[folder:Fan Works]]



--> '''Remus:''' If someone told you to jump off a bridge would you do it?
--> '''Katherine:''' I'd ask them to demonstrate.

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--> '''Remus:''' -->'''Remus:''' If someone told you to jump off a bridge would you do it?
-->
it?\\
'''Katherine:''' I'd ask them to demonstrate.



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[[folder:{{Film}} - Animated]][[folder:Films -- Animation]]



* In ''[[WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster The Brave Little Toaster Goes To Mars]]'': The hearing aid is communicating with an unknown source from Mars trying to send him there. [[spoiler: He later finds out it was his long lost brother.]] When he tries to get beamed up, [[ItMakesSenseInContext the Master's baby son is accidentally beamed up instead]]. The other appliances don't take it well. When Radio give Hearing Aid this rebuttal, he gives a pretty sad response.
--> '''Hearing Aid''': I was doing what I was told.
--> '''Radio''': If someone told you to jump off a cliff would you do it?
--> '''Hearing Aid''': At my age probably. When you spend 50 years stuck in a junk drawer... and a voice offers to spring you, you go.

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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster The Brave Little Toaster Goes To to Mars]]'': The hearing aid is communicating with an unknown source from Mars trying to send him there. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He later finds out it was his long lost long-lost brother.]] When he tries to get beamed up, [[ItMakesSenseInContext the Master's baby son is accidentally beamed up instead]]. The other appliances don't take it well. When Radio give Hearing Aid this rebuttal, he gives a pretty sad response.
--> '''Hearing Aid''': -->'''Hearing Aid:''' I was doing what I was told.
--> '''Radio''':
told.\\
'''Radio:'''
If someone told you to jump off a cliff would you do it?
-->
it?\\
'''Hearing Aid''': Aid:''' At my age probably. When you spend 50 years stuck in a junk drawer... and a voice offers to spring you, you go.



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-->'''Connie:''' It's just a decal, everyone's wearing them.
-->'''Beldar:''' If everyone jumped into a bitumious cauldron, would you jump in too?
-->'''Connie:''' I am not a little cone anymore, dad!

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-->'''Connie:''' It's just a decal, everyone's wearing them.
-->'''Beldar:'''
them.\\
'''Beldar:'''
If everyone jumped into a bitumious cauldron, would you jump in too?
-->'''Connie:'''
too?\\
'''Connie:'''
I am not a little cone anymore, dad!



-->'''Dick:''' You wouldn't jump off a bridge just because your friends did, would you?
-->'''Tommy:''' Not anymore.

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-->'''Dick:''' You wouldn't jump off a bridge just because your friends did, would you?
-->'''Tommy:'''
you?\\
'''Tommy:'''
Not anymore.



--> ''"Suppose everyone thought that way."''
--> ''"Then I'd be a damned fool to think otherwise!"''
* In Creator/DanAbnett's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel ''Ghostmaker'', Bragg is asked if the Ghosts would jump off a cliff if Gaunt told them to and says yes, of course, is that a trick question? [[spoiler:Bragg, while not the sharpest knife in the drawer, is deliberately playing up his BigGuy role to convince them he's TheFool because he knows one is TheMole.]]

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--> ''"Suppose -->''"Suppose everyone thought that way."''
-->
"''\\
''"Then I'd be a damned fool to think otherwise!"''
* In Creator/DanAbnett's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel ''Ghostmaker'', Bragg is asked if the Ghosts would jump off a cliff if Gaunt told them to and says yes, of course, is that a trick question? [[spoiler:Bragg, while not the sharpest knife in the drawer, is deliberately playing up his BigGuy role to convince them he's TheFool because he knows one is TheMole.]]



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-->'''His Mother:''' So? If the two of them were going to jump off a bridge, would you jump, too?
-->'''Melanie:''' ''(big sister)'' Do you have to ask? You know he would.

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-->'''His Mother:''' So? If the two of them were going to jump off a bridge, would you jump, too?
-->'''Melanie:''' ''(big sister)''
too?\\
'''Melanie:''' ''[big sister]''
Do you have to ask? You know he would.



-->'''Ward''': Would you expect Wally to jump off a roof just because Chip did?
-->'''Beaver''': How high a roof, Dad?

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-->'''Ward''': -->'''Ward:''' Would you expect Wally to jump off a roof just because Chip did?
-->'''Beaver''':
did?\\
'''Beaver:'''
How high a roof, Dad?



-->'''Col. Flagg''': This Chandler fellow decides he doesn't want to fight anymore. Soon other soldiers decide not to fight anymore. You know what will happen if everyone decides not to fight anymore?
-->'''B.J.''' Peace?

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-->'''Col. Flagg''': Flagg:''' This Chandler fellow decides he doesn't want to fight anymore. Soon other soldiers decide not to fight anymore. You know what will happen if everyone decides not to fight anymore?
-->'''B.
anymore?\\
'''B.
J.''' :''' Peace?



-->'''Jane''': Let me ask you something. If Director Bertram wanted a CBI presence to jump off a cliff, would you and your CBI presence jump off that cliff?
-->'''Lisbon''': If there was overtime, sure.

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-->'''Jane''': -->'''Jane:''' Let me ask you something. If Director Bertram wanted a CBI presence to jump off a cliff, would you and your CBI presence jump off that cliff?
-->'''Lisbon''':
cliff?\\
'''Lisbon:'''
If there was overtime, sure.



-->'''Cody''': Bob's parents said ''he'' could go.
-->'''Carrie''': And if Bob's parents let him jump off a bridge, would you want to do that too?
-->'''Zack''': If we were attached to a bungee cord.

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-->'''Cody''': -->'''Cody:''' Bob's parents said ''he'' could go.
-->'''Carrie''':
go.\\
'''Carrie:'''
And if Bob's parents let him jump off a bridge, would you want to do that too?
-->'''Zack''':
too? \\
'''Zack:'''
If we were attached to a bungee cord.



-->'''Chavo''': [[LiteralMinded You told me to do that]]
-->'''Don Ramón''': You're so obedient (El Chavo shows pride over this). And if I tell to jump off a bridge, you would do it?
-->'''Chavo''': I'm obedient, not retarded.

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-->'''Chavo''': -->'''Chavo:''' [[LiteralMinded You told me to do that]]
-->'''Don Ramón''':
that]].\\
'''Don Ramón:'''
You're so obedient (El obedient. ''[El Chavo shows pride over this). this]'' And if I tell to jump off a bridge, you would do it?
-->'''Chavo''':
it?\\
'''Chavo:'''
I'm obedient, not retarded.






[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* A young ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} very effectively responds to this argument after his mother will not allow him to go to the skate park with his friends. "Well, that would depend on many factors, including height, training, and equipment. But if 100% of the people enjoyed it, as in my skateboard example, then I would conclude it was safe. A better question might have been 'If everyone else wore clothes, would you do that?'"
* The comic strip ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'' which deals primarily with teen-parent relationships seems to enjoy this trope. Jeremy's rebuttals to the question of jumping off a bridge have included: "For a free T-Shirt? Yeah!", "No, but I might be tempted to push you over" and "If it kept me from hearing that stupid cliché again, I'd be first in line."
* The book ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'s Insults, Put-Downs, and Slams'' lists the following rebuttals:
** "That depends. Will it mess up my hair?"
** "Sure. Maybe I'll land on a fat kid."
** "As long as the line's not too long."
** "No, I'd rather jump off a building."
** "I think you can do that at Disneyworld."
* From ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'':
-->'''Pig''': We should get a new lawn mower.
-->'''Rat''': Why?
-->'''Pig''': Because neighbor Bob just bought one.
-->'''Rat''': And if neighbor Bob jumped off a ten-story building, what would you do?
-->'''Pig''': I'd take his lawn mower.
* Calvin's mom in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' comes up with a much more effective variant that actually convinces Calvin (who never listens to reason) immediately. Calvin says his dad should start smoking cigars because they're all the rage, but Mom says "Flatulence could be all the rage, but it would still be disgusting."

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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* A young ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}} very effectively responds CMPunk to this argument after his mother will not allow him KevinNash: "You don't have to go answer this; it's a rhetorical question: If TripleH asked you to the skate park with his friends. "Well, jump off a bridge, would you? Because I think that would depend on many factors, including height, training, and equipment. But if 100% of the people enjoyed it, as in my skateboard example, then I would conclude it was safe. A better question might have been 'If everyone else wore clothes, would you do that?'"
* The comic strip ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'' which deals primarily with teen-parent relationships seems to enjoy this trope. Jeremy's rebuttals to the question of jumping off a bridge have included: "For a free T-Shirt? Yeah!", "No, but I might
be tempted to push you over" and "If it kept me from hearing that stupid cliché again, I'd be first in line."
* The book ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'s Insults, Put-Downs, and Slams'' lists the following rebuttals:
** "That depends. Will it mess up my hair?"
** "Sure. Maybe I'll land on a fat kid."
** "As long as the line's not too long."
** "No, I'd rather jump off a building."
** "I think you can do that at Disneyworld."
* From ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'':
-->'''Pig''': We should get a new lawn mower.
-->'''Rat''': Why?
-->'''Pig''': Because neighbor Bob just bought one.
-->'''Rat''': And if neighbor Bob jumped off a ten-story building, what would you do?
-->'''Pig''': I'd take his lawn mower.
* Calvin's mom in ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' comes up with a much more effective variant that actually convinces Calvin (who never listens to reason) immediately. Calvin says his dad should start smoking cigars because they're all the rage, but Mom says "Flatulence could be all the rage, but it would still be disgusting.
good for business."



[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* CMPunk to KevinNash: "You don't have to answer this; it's a rhetorical question: If TripleH asked you to jump off a bridge, would you? Because I think that would be good for business."
[[/folder]]



--> '''Homestar:''' (wearing sunglasses at night) Sup?
--> '''Marzipan:''' Homestar, that is not cool.
--> '''Homestar:''' Yes, it is. Strong Bad said so.
--> '''Marzipan:''' Well, if Strong Bad told you to jump off a bridge--
--> '''Homestar:''' [[BluntYes Yes!]]

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--> '''Homestar:''' (wearing -->'''Homestar:''' ''[wearing sunglasses at night) Sup?
-->
night]'' Sup?\\
'''Marzipan:''' Homestar, that is not cool.
-->
cool.\\
'''Homestar:''' Yes, it is. Strong Bad said so.
-->
so.\\
'''Marzipan:''' Well, if Strong Bad told you to jump off a bridge--
-->
bridge--\\
'''Homestar:''' [[BluntYes Yes!]]



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--> '''Gardevoir''': ''[[{{Squick}} You threw jars of your own urine at people?]]''
--> '''Sniper''': ''Saxton Hale said it would be cool.''
--> '''Gardevoir''': ''If Saxton Hale jumped off a cliff-''
--> '''Sniper''': ''Like he did in "Saxton Hale vs the Red Cliffs of Doomver"?''
--> [[spoiler: '''Gardevoir's split personality''']]: ''[[LampshadeHanging Has that cliff jumping question ever worked?]]''

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--> '''Gardevoir''': ''[[{{Squick}} -->'''Gardevoir:''' [[{{Squick}} You threw jars of your own urine at people?]]''
--> '''Sniper''': ''Saxton
people?]]\\
'''Sniper:''' Saxton
Hale said it would be cool.''
--> '''Gardevoir''': ''If
\\
'''Gardevoir:''' If
Saxton Hale jumped off a cliff-''
--> '''Sniper''': ''Like
cliff--\\
'''Sniper:''' Like
he did in "Saxton Hale vs the Red Cliffs of Doomver"?''
--> [[spoiler: '''Gardevoir's
Doomver"?\\
[[spoiler:'''Gardevoir's
split personality''']]: ''[[LampshadeHanging personality:''']] [[LampshadeHanging Has that cliff jumping question ever worked?]]''worked?]]



--> '''Lemming Mother''': All the other kids have got a scooter and that's why you need one, too? And if all the other kids jumped off a cliff... erm... okay, you get the scooter.

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--> '''Lemming Mother''': -->'''Lemming Mother:''' All the other kids have got a scooter and that's why you need one, too? And if all the other kids jumped off a cliff... erm... okay, you get the scooter.



-->'''Chuckie''': But, Angelica, you ordered me to come up here.
--> '''Angelica''': Do you always do everything I tell you? If I told you to jump off a bridge, would you?!
-->'''Chuckie''': Probably.

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-->'''Chuckie''': -->'''Chuckie:''' But, Angelica, you ordered me to come up here.
--> '''Angelica''':
here.\\
'''Angelica:'''
Do you always do everything I tell you? If I told you to jump off a bridge, would you?!
-->'''Chuckie''':
you?!\\
'''Chuckie:'''
Probably.



--> '''Penny:''' ...But daddy, all my friends are going.
--> '''Oscar:''' If all your friends jumped off a cliff, would you do it?
--> '''Penny:''' If it was fun.
--> '''Oscar:''' Fun?!

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--> '''Penny:''' ...-->'''Penny:''' ...But daddy, all my friends are going.
-->
going.\\
'''Oscar:''' If all your friends jumped off a cliff, would you do it?
-->
it?\\
'''Penny:''' If it was fun.
-->
fun.\\
'''Oscar:''' Fun?!



---> '''Marge:''' What on earth possessed you to get an earring?
---> '''Bart:''' Milhouse has one.
---> '''Marge:''' If Milhouse jumped off a cliff...
---> '''Bart:''' Milhouse jumped off a cliff?! I'm there!

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---> '''Marge:''' --->'''Marge:''' What on earth possessed you to get an earring?
--->
earring?\\
'''Bart:''' Milhouse has one.
--->
one.\\
'''Marge:''' If Milhouse jumped off a cliff...
--->
cliff...\\
'''Bart:''' Milhouse jumped off a cliff?! I'm there!



---> '''Bart:''' I can't go [to Nelson's birthday party]. No one else is!
---> '''Marge:''' If no one else jumped off the Empire State Building, would you not jump?
---> '''Bart:''' ...kinda?

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---> '''Bart:''' --->'''Bart:''' I can't go [to Nelson's birthday party]. No one else is!
--->
is!\\
'''Marge:''' If no one else jumped off the Empire State Building, would you not jump?
--->
jump?\\
'''Bart:''' ...kinda?



--> '''Fry:''' If you were programmed to jump off a bridge, would you?
--> '''Bender:''' I'll have to check my program. (small pause) Yep.

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--> '''Fry:''' -->'''Fry:''' If you were programmed to jump off a bridge, would you?
-->
you?\\
'''Bender:''' I'll have to check my program. (small pause) ''[small pause]'' Yep.



--> '''Vince:''' But every kid at school has seen it!
--> '''Mom:''' If every kid at school jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?
--> '''Vince:''' If it was going to be the only thing they talked about the next day, yes!

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--> '''Vince:''' -->'''Vince:''' But every kid at school has seen it!
-->
it!\\
'''Mom:''' If every kid at school jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?
-->
too?\\
'''Vince:''' If it was going to be the only thing they talked about the next day, yes!



-->'''Lula:''' So if everyone had the plague you want it too?
-->'''Candy:''' Yes! DUH!

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-->'''Lula:''' So if everyone had the plague you want it too?
-->'''Candy:'''
too?\\
'''Candy:'''
Yes! DUH!



-->'''Buford/Bufavulous:''' Mother always told me if all the other kids were jumping off a cliff, I should too.
-->'''Baljeet/Baljeetolas:''' Your mother said that?
-->'''Buford/Bufavulous:''' She was not a nurturer. Let's go! ''(jumps)''
* In a WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck episode while DW is under the effect of a LovePotion (which makes him all buddy/buddy with [=NegaDuck=]), [=Negaduck=] tells him to jump off a cliff, so he does. He even yells Geronimo on his way down.

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-->'''Buford/Bufavulous:''' Mother always told me if all the other kids were jumping off a cliff, I should too.
-->'''Baljeet/Baljeetolas:'''
too.\\
'''Baljeet/Baljeetolas:'''
Your mother said that?
-->'''Buford/Bufavulous:'''
that?\\
'''Buford/Bufavulous:'''
She was not a nurturer. Let's go! ''(jumps)''
''[jumps]''
* In a WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' episode while DW is under the effect of a LovePotion (which makes him all buddy/buddy with [=NegaDuck=]), [=Negaduck=] tells him to jump off a cliff, so he does. He even yells Geronimo on his way down.



-->'''Eddy:''' If she told you to jump in a lake with a rock tied to your head, and wait for naked photos of you to develop so she can hand them out to all the kids in the cul-de-sac, would you?!
-->'''Ed:''' [[NoodleIncident I had socks on, Eddy.]]

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-->'''Eddy:''' If she told you to jump in a lake with a rock tied to your head, and wait for naked photos of you to develop so she can hand them out to all the kids in the cul-de-sac, would you?!
-->'''Ed:'''
you?!\\
'''Ed:'''
[[NoodleIncident I had socks on, Eddy.]]



4th Jan '17 6:19:08 PM Willbyr
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16th Dec '16 2:00:30 PM Berrenta
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[[caption-width-right:290:[[AltText And it says a lot about you that when your friends jump off a bridge en masse, your first thought is apparently 'my friends are foolish and I won't be like them' and not 'are my friends ok?'.]]]]

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10th Oct '16 9:41:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one of the ''BabySittersClub'' books, Mallory realizes that this will be her parents' response if she tries to argue that she's old enough to get her ears pierced because "half the girls in the sixth grade have pierced ears." Later, after Mallory has gotten permission to get her ears pierced, her best friend Jessi decides to ask her parents if she can as well but also says that if she says she wants to because Mallory is, she'll also get this response. Both girls say that this is one of their parents' favorite arguments.

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* In one of the ''BabySittersClub'' ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'' books, Mallory realizes that this will be her parents' response if she tries to argue that she's old enough to get her ears pierced because "half the girls in the sixth grade have pierced ears." Later, after Mallory has gotten permission to get her ears pierced, her best friend Jessi decides to ask her parents if she can as well but also says that if she says she wants to because Mallory is, she'll also get this response. Both girls say that this is one of their parents' favorite arguments.



* In Creator/DanAbnett's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''GauntsGhosts'' novel ''Ghostmaker'', Bragg is asked if the Ghosts would jump off a cliff if Gaunt told them to and says yes, of course, is that a trick question? [[spoiler:Bragg, while not the sharpest knife in the drawer, is deliberately playing up his BigGuy role to convince them he's TheFool because he knows one is TheMole.]]

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* In Creator/DanAbnett's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''GauntsGhosts'' ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' novel ''Ghostmaker'', Bragg is asked if the Ghosts would jump off a cliff if Gaunt told them to and says yes, of course, is that a trick question? [[spoiler:Bragg, while not the sharpest knife in the drawer, is deliberately playing up his BigGuy role to convince them he's TheFool because he knows one is TheMole.]]



* Straight example in ''MyBrotherAndMe'': D.D. wants a haircut like his two best friends are getting.

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* Straight example in ''MyBrotherAndMe'': ''Series/MyBrotherAndMe'': D.D. wants a haircut like his two best friends are getting.
23rd Sep '16 9:43:13 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[TheBraveLittleToaster The Brave Little Toaster Goes To Mars]]'': The hearing aid is communicating with an unknown source from Mars trying to send him there. [[spoiler: He later finds out it was his long lost brother.]] When he tries to get beamed up, [[ItMakesSenseInContext the Master's baby son is accidentally beamed up instead]]. The other appliances don't take it well. When Radio give Hearing Aid this rebuttal, he gives a pretty sad response.

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* In ''[[TheBraveLittleToaster ''[[WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster The Brave Little Toaster Goes To Mars]]'': The hearing aid is communicating with an unknown source from Mars trying to send him there. [[spoiler: He later finds out it was his long lost brother.]] When he tries to get beamed up, [[ItMakesSenseInContext the Master's baby son is accidentally beamed up instead]]. The other appliances don't take it well. When Radio give Hearing Aid this rebuttal, he gives a pretty sad response.
13th Aug '16 10:41:15 AM VVK
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Unfortunately, TruthInTelevision: {{Suicide Pact}}s and copycats.
* In 2006-2008, a lot of teenagers in Bridgend, Wales decided to commit suicide on Bebo for no reason other than the fact that everyone else was doing it.
* [[http://www.livescience.com/animals/ap_050708_sheep_deaths.html Sheep do it too.]]
* [[http://www.problempets.co.uk/media/overtounbridge.asp Dogs]] do it.
* One member from the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' FanDumb went to a new low when [[http://www.examiner.com/x-4908-Twilight-Examiner~y2009m7d15-Twilight-fan-cliffdives-where-Bella-did-Quileute-Nation-not-responsible-for-the-incident someone jumped off a cliff]] because Bella did it.
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9th Jul '16 2:34:14 PM Laevatein
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* Q: Why did the koala fall out of the tree?
** A: Because it died.
** Q: Why did the second koala fall out of the tree?
** A: It was chained to the first one.
** Q: Why did the third koala fall out of the tree?
** A: Peer group pressure.
24th Jun '16 2:28:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''BobbysWorld'':

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* ''BobbysWorld'':''WesternAnimation/BobbysWorld'':
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