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22nd Jan '17 1:09:50 AM OldBlindTrope
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** In [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1992/05/23 one series]], Calvin built a time machine to travel two hours into the future and get a copy of his homework from himself after it was already finished. Predictably, it doesn't work.

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** In [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1992/05/23 one series]], Calvin built a time machine to travel two hours into the future and get a copy of his homework from himself after it was already finished. Predictably, it doesn't work.The time machine works; the homework-getting doesn't.
17th Jan '17 6:12:54 AM nighttrainfm
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** In another episode, Apu is showering his wife, Manjula with elaborate gifts everyday leading up to Valentine's Day. Homer and a few of the other guys start to get annoyed because their wives wished to be treated that way as well, so they end up spending the day trying to follow him around and see what he's up to, and try to put a stop to it. Flanders eventually lampshades this noting that instead of spending a whole day trying to stalk and sabotage Apu's plans, they could be trying to put that effort into actually doing something nice for their wives. He gets thrown out of the car for that.

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** In another episode, Apu is showering his wife, Manjula with elaborate gifts everyday leading up to Valentine's Day. Homer and a few of the other guys start to get annoyed because their wives wished to be treated that way as well, so they end up spending the day trying to follow him around and see what he's up to, and try to put a stop to it. Flanders eventually lampshades this this, noting that instead of spending a whole day trying to stalk and sabotage Apu's plans, they could be trying to put that effort into actually doing something nice for their wives. He gets thrown out of the car for that.
8th Jan '17 5:01:18 PM Lemia
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* Hana in ''Manga/MyHeavenlyHockeyClub'' studied hard to get into a top-tier high school just because it was the school closest to her home and hence would let her sleep the longest amount of time possible in the morning before classes.


2nd Dec '16 8:34:32 AM jccw227
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** Bart and Lisa have been tasked to clean the back yard but they're too lazy to do so.

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** Bart **Bart and Lisa have been tasked to clean the back yard but they're too lazy to do so.



** In another episode, Apu is showering his wife, Manjula with elaborate gifts everyday leading up to Valentine's Day. Homer and a few of the other guys start to get annoyed because their wives wished to be treated that way as well, so they end up spending the day trying to follow him around and see what he's up to, and try to put a stop to it. Flanders eventually lampshades this noting that instead of spending a whole day trying to stalk and sabotage Apu's plans, they could be trying to put that effort into actually doing something nice for their wives. He' gets thrown out of the car for that.

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** In another episode, Apu is showering his wife, Manjula with elaborate gifts everyday leading up to Valentine's Day. Homer and a few of the other guys start to get annoyed because their wives wished to be treated that way as well, so they end up spending the day trying to follow him around and see what he's up to, and try to put a stop to it. Flanders eventually lampshades this noting that instead of spending a whole day trying to stalk and sabotage Apu's plans, they could be trying to put that effort into actually doing something nice for their wives. He' He gets thrown out of the car for that.
2nd Dec '16 8:22:45 AM jccw227
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Bart and Lisa have been tasked to clean the back yard but they're too lazy to do so.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Bart ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
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and Lisa have been tasked to clean the back yard but they're too lazy to do so.


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** In another episode, Apu is showering his wife, Manjula with elaborate gifts everyday leading up to Valentine's Day. Homer and a few of the other guys start to get annoyed because their wives wished to be treated that way as well, so they end up spending the day trying to follow him around and see what he's up to, and try to put a stop to it. Flanders eventually lampshades this noting that instead of spending a whole day trying to stalk and sabotage Apu's plans, they could be trying to put that effort into actually doing something nice for their wives. He' gets thrown out of the car for that.
24th Oct '16 2:58:44 AM BlackDragon
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** That was nowhere near the only case - he's also been known to unfold a sleeping-bag, change into his pajamas, brush his teeth, fluff his pillow, and finally tuck himself into bed... while slacking off for five minutes on the job. Quoth Plato: "No-one puts more effort into slacking off than Beetle."
** Another strip featured an extremely long chase-sequence where Sarge pursued Beetle through a huge variety of environments - up cliffs, through forests and swamps and across rooftops, with brief interludes of searching when Beetle found a temporary hiding-spot in a trashcan or at the bottom of a pond with a reed... but in the end, Sarge catches up with him and drags him home by one leg, even as he digs his fingers into the ground to resist. What was he trying to get away from so ardently? The Escape and Avoidance Course, naturally...
12th Oct '16 6:41:21 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Bill Cosby once had this trope as part of a comedy skit. His wife would wake him up, early, pre-dawn, threatening him with a bucket of literally ice-cold water, and order him to make breakfast for the kids before sending them to school. Not being completely awake, nor wanting to be in the kitchen anyway, Bill Cosby serves the kids chocolate cake because cakes are made with milk, eggs and flour, healthy right? The kids were noted to be rejoicing at this. "Our daddy is great, he feeds us chocolate cake!" Until the wife showed up, had a "conniption" that sounds like some kind of demonic possession, the kids turned on him "we asked for juice, eggs and bacon, and he made us eat this!" wherein she angrily sends him back to the bedroom, where he wanted to be in the first place!

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* Bill Cosby Creator/BillCosby once had this trope as part of a comedy skit. His wife would wake him up, early, pre-dawn, threatening him with a bucket of literally ice-cold water, and order him to make breakfast for the kids before sending them to school. Not being completely awake, nor wanting to be in the kitchen anyway, Bill Cosby serves the kids chocolate cake because cakes are made with milk, eggs and flour, [[InsaneTrollLogic healthy right? right]]? The kids were noted to be rejoicing at this. "Our daddy is great, he feeds us chocolate cake!" Until the wife showed up, had a "conniption" that sounds like some kind of demonic possession, the kids turned on him "we asked for juice, eggs and bacon, and he made us eat this!" wherein she angrily sends him back to the bedroom, [[{{Unishment}} where he wanted to be in the first place!place]]!

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11th Aug '16 7:45:09 PM JMQwilleran
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* Many TV viewers have torn their room apart looking for a missing TV remote control when they could just walk over to the TV and change the channel that way. Though, on a lot of newer [=TVs=] you can't really do that if you're watching anything but local broadcasts. Same goes for disc players without the buttons necessary to navigate the menus on a movie.

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* Many TV viewers have torn their room apart looking for a missing TV remote control when they could just walk over to the TV and change the channel that way. Though, on a lot of newer [=TVs=] you can't really do that if you're watching anything but local broadcasts. Same goes for disc players without the buttons necessary to navigate the menus on a movie. That said, in many cases it does reach the point where it would be easier and less time-consuming to just go out and buy a universal remote control (which usually will work with most devices) than keep searching.
11th Aug '16 7:40:48 PM JMQwilleran
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* "Franklin's Day Off" from ''Literature/{{Franklin}}'' has AnAesop of sorts about this. Franklin spends most of the episode dealing with problems he wouldn't have had if he had just done the work was supposed to do instead of putting it off, such as needing a rake that was holding up the BlanketFort he didn't take down in order to rake up leaves which have buried a bicycle pump that he wouldn't have had trouble finding if he had put it away properly in the first place.
7th Aug '16 6:13:19 PM AdamC
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* Sans in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is a self-professed [[TheSlacker slacker]], to the point where he avoids doing his actual job (border patrol) by doing a ''different'' job (hot-dog sales).

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* Sans in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' is a self-professed [[TheSlacker slacker]], to the point where he avoids doing his actual job (border patrol) by doing a ''different'' job (hot-dog sales).
sales). Two jobs means twice as many legally allowed breaks!
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