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30th Jul '16 9:29:18 AM CerotechOmega
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* The ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' episode "Into the Wilderness" has one of these, with Amy and Sonic wagering that whichever team gets to their destination in Hidden Meadows last gets to do the winning team's laundry for a month. What differentiates this from the norm is that one of the characters (the female badger Sticks) was already characterized as specializing in wilderness survival, someone Amy planned on studying under anyway, which innately leaves the contest skewed in the girls' favor, let alone that Sonic is paired with [[DumbMuscle Knuckles]]. This is also a rare ''Sonic'' episode where the Blue Blur [[ATasteOfDefeat should have just kept]] [[PrideBeforeAFall his big mouth shut]].
5th Mar '16 5:45:42 PM ManicOppressive
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** Notably in this case the distinction is less about their respective genders and more about the fact that Meelo is a five year old who has been given a little bit too much rope.
15th Jan '16 9:01:51 AM Piando
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* Played straight, and then subverted in the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Fairly OddParents]]'' episode "Squirrely Puffs" where Timmy's dad leads a camping trip for the Boy Scouts expy The Squirrel Puffs, while Timmy's Mom leads the Girl Scout expy the Cream Puffs. The trip goes about how you'd expect, with the boys having a miserable time, and the girls easily thriving in the woods, to the point where they are joined by singing woodland creatures. It is then subverted when the Puffs end up being trapped by a storm, and [[HellIsThatNoise the animals refuse to stop singing]], not to mention weaving poisonous berries into their hair, while the boys' trip starts going smoother.

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* Played straight, and then subverted in the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Fairly OddParents]]'' episode "Squirrely Puffs" where Timmy's dad leads a camping trip for the Boy Scouts expy The Squirrel Puffs, while Timmy's Mom leads the Girl Scout expy {{expy}} the Cream Puffs. The trip goes about how you'd expect, with the boys having a miserable time, and the girls easily thriving in the woods, to the point where they are joined by singing woodland creatures. It is then subverted when the Puffs end up being trapped by a storm, and [[HellIsThatNoise the animals refuse to stop singing]], not to mention weaving poisonous berries into their hair, while the boys' trip starts going smoother.



* ''TheGetAlongGang'': The boys went camping and wouldn't bring the girls with them. It ended as suggested at the top page.

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* ''TheGetAlongGang'': ''WesternAnimation/TheGetAlongGang'': The boys went camping and wouldn't bring the girls with them. It ended as suggested at the top page.


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14th Jan '16 2:35:57 AM Argon2
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* In ''Series/NoahAndSaskia'', Noah's macho father forces his sons (and nephew) to join him on a camping trip, believing it will be good 'male bonding' time. No one else agrees, so naturally the trip is a complete disaster.
-->'''Noah:''' ''(about their campsite)'' Nice smooth patch of ground, far away from any trees...turned out to be a riverbed. 'Course, it was dry for 11 months of the year. [[RuleOfDrama Guess which month we went?]]
1st Dec '15 3:12:05 PM Quanyails
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* Matt and Mr. McGuire had this in one episode of ''Series/LizzieMcGuire''.

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* Matt and Mr. McGuire [=McGuire=] had this in one episode of ''Series/LizzieMcGuire''.
2nd Nov '15 11:47:26 AM Piando
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* Subverted ''hilariously'' in ''SchoolRumble''. The four main girls agree to have a swimming race with a group of boys they met at the local pool, the cost of their losing being having to go out on a date with them, and if the girls win, the boys have to buy them an extremely expensive meal. Tenma can't swim, but figures among her three friends (one of whom is extremely athletic), one of the girls is surely fast enough to beat the boys. [[spoiler: When they jump into the water, all four girls sink straight to the bottom. Turns out none of them could swim and were all thinking the same thing Tenma was.]]

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* Subverted ''hilariously'' in ''SchoolRumble''.''Manga/SchoolRumble''. The four main girls agree to have a swimming race with a group of boys they met at the local pool, the cost of their losing being having to go out on a date with them, and if the girls win, the boys have to buy them an extremely expensive meal. Tenma can't swim, but figures among her three friends (one of whom is extremely athletic), one of the girls is surely fast enough to beat the boys. [[spoiler: When they jump into the water, all four girls sink straight to the bottom. Turns out none of them could swim and were all thinking the same thing Tenma was.]]



* Subverted on an episode of ''{{Friends}}''. The guys play poker. The girls want in. The guys imply they wouldn't be any good at it, and the girls call them sexist and challenge them to a serious poker game. Of course, never having played before tends to be a disadvantage no matter what gender you are, so the guys easily beat them and take all their money.

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* Subverted on an episode of ''{{Friends}}''.''Series/{{Friends}}''. The guys play poker. The girls want in. The guys imply they wouldn't be any good at it, and the girls call them sexist and challenge them to a serious poker game. Of course, never having played before tends to be a disadvantage no matter what gender you are, so the guys easily beat them and take all their money.



* Matt and Mr. McGuire had this in one episode of ''LizzieMcGuire''.

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* Matt and Mr. McGuire had this in one episode of ''LizzieMcGuire''.''Series/LizzieMcGuire''.



* [[http://comic.nodwick.com/?p=136 Once]] in ''{{Nodwick}}'', Artax suggested to Yeagar and Nodwick that they go camping "suicidally rugged" style. It turned out he had inhaled some Storm Giant testosterone while mixing potions, but by then they were hopelessly lost. Fortunately Piffany enlisted the forest critters to help find them.

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* [[http://comic.nodwick.com/?p=136 Once]] in ''{{Nodwick}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'', Artax suggested to Yeagar and Nodwick that they go camping "suicidally rugged" style. It turned out he had inhaled some Storm Giant testosterone while mixing potions, but by then they were hopelessly lost. Fortunately Piffany enlisted the forest critters to help find them.



* Female-less version: ''HeyArnold'', "Fishing Trip".
* ''TheProudFamily'' did this with a camping trip in the surprisingly named episode "Camping Trip". Not only do the ladies one-up the guys, but the kids do too.
* Inverted in ''[[{{Peanuts}} It's a Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown!]]''. The girls have a terrible time of it because of Pepperment Patty's [[HanlonsRazor less-than-brilliant leadership skills]] and because they insist on voting for '''everything'''. Meanwhile, Charlie Brown ([[ThrowTheDogABone for once]]) gets to be the "winner" by demonstrating good leadership and planning skills. In one scene, Chuck breaks out the canned rations and Patty grumbles about the quality of the food and how she wants pancakes for breakfast, causing Charlie to chew her out for how unrealistic that is.

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* Female-less version: ''HeyArnold'', ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', "Fishing Trip".
* ''TheProudFamily'' ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'' did this with a camping trip in the surprisingly named episode "Camping Trip". Not only do the ladies one-up the guys, but the kids do too.
* Inverted in ''[[{{Peanuts}} ''[[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} It's a Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown!]]''. The girls have a terrible time of it because of Pepperment Patty's [[HanlonsRazor less-than-brilliant leadership skills]] and because they insist on voting for '''everything'''. Meanwhile, Meanwhile-, Charlie Brown ([[ThrowTheDogABone for once]]) gets to be the "winner" by demonstrating good leadership and planning skills. In one scene, Chuck breaks out the canned rations and Patty grumbles about the quality of the food and how she wants pancakes for breakfast, causing Charlie to chew her out for how unrealistic that is.



* An episode of ''TheFlintstones'' that also featured a ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' CrossOver. The men go camping and the women tag along with their new neighbour (who happens to be a witch). Fred and Barney constantly mock Wilma and Betty for coming, but the witch Samantha makes sure that they survive out there with her magic, all the while punishing the guys for their misogyny. This becomes less "don't mess with women, guys" and more "[[SpaceWhaleAesop don't mess with MAGICAL women, guys!]]" Samantha's attempts to make sure the women stay ahead and punishing the boys for attempting to cheat their way in front elevate from "PoeticJustice" to "[[{{Jerkass}} being a bitch for being a bitch's sake]]".

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* An episode of ''TheFlintstones'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' that also featured a ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' CrossOver. The men go camping and the women tag along with their new neighbour (who happens to be a witch). Fred and Barney constantly mock Wilma and Betty for coming, but the witch Samantha makes sure that they survive out there with her magic, all the while punishing the guys for their misogyny. This becomes less "don't mess with women, guys" and more "[[SpaceWhaleAesop don't mess with MAGICAL women, guys!]]" Samantha's attempts to make sure the women stay ahead and punishing the boys for attempting to cheat their way in front elevate from "PoeticJustice" to "[[{{Jerkass}} being a bitch for being a bitch's sake]]".



* Another female-less version in ''KickButtowski'' between the titular character and his older brother, Brad. Tagging along with Kick to "protect him" in the wilderness, Brad falls victim to a number of poor choices (such as sleeping with a blanket made of poison ivy) since he believes himself to be better than Kick... Kick of course manages to conquer the wilderness the moment he enters it.

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* Another female-less version in ''KickButtowski'' ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski'' between the titular character and his older brother, Brad. Tagging along with Kick to "protect him" in the wilderness, Brad falls victim to a number of poor choices (such as sleeping with a blanket made of poison ivy) since he believes himself to be better than Kick... Kick of course manages to conquer the wilderness the moment he enters it.
3rd Oct '15 10:02:25 AM nombretomado
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* A variation on ''ParksAndRecreation'', where the boys' misery was due not to incompetence, but instead to Ron Swanson's [[TheSpartanWay "misery builds character"]] attitude. The resolution sees not one, but two co-ed groups; the have-fun one Leslie Knope started, and a more rough-and-hearty one she founds in Ron's name after his kids all jump ship.
* A variation on ''TheBradyBunch''. The family goes camping. The girls are well-prepared with store-bought food, which comes in handy when the boys fail to catch any fish. However, it's partially the girls' fault that the boys couldn't catch any fish.

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* A variation on ''ParksAndRecreation'', ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', where the boys' misery was due not to incompetence, but instead to Ron Swanson's [[TheSpartanWay "misery builds character"]] attitude. The resolution sees not one, but two co-ed groups; the have-fun one Leslie Knope started, and a more rough-and-hearty one she founds in Ron's name after his kids all jump ship.
* A variation on ''TheBradyBunch''.''Series/TheBradyBunch''. The family goes camping. The girls are well-prepared with store-bought food, which comes in handy when the boys fail to catch any fish. However, it's partially the girls' fault that the boys couldn't catch any fish.
6th Sep '15 8:43:35 AM LentilSandEater
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** [[spoiler: Further subverted later in the episode after the girls get advice from an experienced female poker player. After their one lesson, the girls are still not as good as the more experienced guys.]]

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** [[spoiler: Further subverted played with later in the episode after the girls get advice from an experienced female poker player. After their one lesson, the girls are still not as good as the more experienced guys.]]
6th Sep '15 8:42:48 AM LentilSandEater
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* In an episode of ''Series/HomeImprovement'', a team of guys (a bunch of football players and Tim) think that they can construct a house better and faster than a team of women (plus Wilson and Al). Naturally, they've learned their lesson by the end of the episode.
** Though it should be noted that Al specifically hired women who were professional construction workers.

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* ''Series/HomeImprovement''
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In an one episode of ''Series/HomeImprovement'', a team of guys (a bunch of football players and Tim) think that they can construct a house better and faster than a team of women (plus Wilson and Al). Naturally, they've learned their lesson Al outsmarts them by the end of the episode.
** Though it should be noted that Al specifically hired
hiring women who were professional construction workers.
4th Nov '14 10:38:59 AM KingLyger
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[[DiscreditedTrope A largely outdated plot]].


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This type of plot is [[DiscreditedTrope largely outdated]], due to the inherent [[DoubleStandard sexist nature]] of it against both men and women. The trope implies that men are all stubborn, [[HeManWomanHater misogynistic]] [[{{Jerkass}} jackasses]] who are hopelessly incompetent, while also implying that women are better than men at [[StayInTheKitchen keeping house and cooking]], even if it's in the middle of the wilderness.
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