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23rd Sep '17 3:39:55 PM Eddy1215
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* Another infamous example was in ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'' episode "Here, Kitty, Kitty", where Molly found an adorable kitten. [[DramaticIrony Unbeknownst to her, however,]] the kitten was [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon secretly]] [[CatsAreMean vicious and mean]], and was attempting to eat Molly's fish with Taz being the only one who was aware of the kitten's true colors. Unfortunately, Molly kept assuming that Taz was picking on the kitten and wouldn't listen to Taz's explanations. Eventually, Taz managed to get rid of the kitten and save the fish, but when Molly came up on the scene, she thought ''Taz'' was messing with her fish and ''still'' wouldn't listen to Taz's explanations, accusing him of doing something to her kitten. [[DownerEnding The episode ends]] [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished with poor Taz being given a bath, which he hates]].

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* Another infamous example was in ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'' episode "Here, Kitty, Kitty", where Molly found an adorable kitten. [[DramaticIrony Unbeknownst to her, however,]] the kitten was [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon secretly]] [[CatsAreMean vicious and mean]], and was attempting to eat Molly's fish with Taz being the only one who was aware of the kitten's true colors. Unfortunately, Molly kept assuming that Taz was picking on the kitten and [[CassandraTruth wouldn't listen to Taz's explanations.explanations]]. Eventually, Taz managed to get rid of the kitten and save the fish, but when Molly came up on the scene, she thought ''Taz'' was messing with her fish and ''still'' wouldn't listen to Taz's explanations, accusing him of doing something to her kitten. [[DownerEnding The episode ends]] [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished with poor Taz being given a bath, which he hates]].
23rd Sep '17 3:34:35 PM Eddy1215
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* Used infamously in the ''Series/ICarly'' episode "iFred", when Freddie make an innocent comment about not liking the act of Fred, a web host, which Fred apparently overreacts to and shuts down his show, causing Freddie ([[GuiltByAssociationGag along with Carly and Sam]]) to be scorned by everyone in school and Freddie to be beaten up by Sam more than usual. Eventually, Carly and Sam [[OrderedApology force Freddie to apologize to Fred]], who then reveals that it was all just an act for publicity. Even after it's revealed that Freddie was shunned, beaten, and forced to go against his own opinion [[AllForNothing for nothing]], he's ''still'' treated like crap and [[KarmaHoudini Fred gets away with it with no consequences]].

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* Used infamously in the ''Series/ICarly'' episode "iFred", when Freddie make an innocent comment about not liking the act of Fred, a web host, which Fred apparently [[ComicalOverreacting overreacts to to]] and shuts down his show, causing Freddie ([[GuiltByAssociationGag along with Carly and Sam]]) to be scorned by everyone in school and Freddie to be beaten up by Sam more than usual. Eventually, Carly and Sam [[OrderedApology force Freddie to apologize to Fred]], who then reveals that it was all just an act for publicity. Even after it's revealed that Freddie was shunned, beaten, and forced to go against his own opinion [[AllForNothing for nothing]], he's ''still'' treated like crap and [[KarmaHoudini Fred gets away with it with no consequences]].
23rd Jul '17 5:12:02 AM Josef5678
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This can be a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop, except that ValuesDissonance makes it widely accepted, where being a jerk back is even worse than what the original Jerkass did to you. Can result from being a BullyHunter. A villain, especially a VillainWithGoodPublicity, may use this to [[HeroWithBadPublicity give a hero bad cred]]. Similar to WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou (where the guy who hit you acts like the victim), IfYouTauntHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim, and AvengingTheVillain. Related to ArrestedForHeroism and NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished (for being punished for doing the right thing), CrimeOfSelfDefense (for being punished for defending yourself), PlayingTheVictimCard (as in a villain tries to get sympathy by claiming to be a victim), WoundedGazelleGambit (where one pretends to be hurt by another in order to make him look bad) and MiscarriageOfJustice (where an innocent man is convicted for a crime he didn't commit). If the victim of this trope were friends with anyone who witness this scene prior to this moment, it probably triggers an EtTuBrute and WeUsedToBeFriends situation. In some cases, the ones who believed [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong the retaliater is in the wrong]] may [[OrderedApology force them to apologize to the insulted jerk]], and [[StrawmanHasAPoint end up finding out that the calling out they were given was justified after all]].

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This can be a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop, except that ValuesDissonance makes it widely accepted, where being a jerk back is even worse than what the original Jerkass did to you. Can result from being a BullyHunter. A villain, especially a VillainWithGoodPublicity, may use this to [[HeroWithBadPublicity give a hero bad cred]]. Similar to WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou (where the guy who hit you acts like the victim), IfYouTauntHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim, and AvengingTheVillain. Related to ArrestedForHeroism and NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished (for being punished for doing the right thing), CrimeOfSelfDefense (for being punished for defending yourself), PlayingTheVictimCard (as in a villain tries to get sympathy by claiming to be a victim), WoundedGazelleGambit (where one pretends to be hurt by another in order to make him look bad) and MiscarriageOfJustice (where an innocent man is convicted for a crime he didn't commit). If the victim of this trope were friends with anyone who witness this scene prior to this moment, it probably triggers an EtTuBrute and WeUsedToBeFriends situation. In some cases, the ones who believed [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong the retaliater is in the wrong]] may [[OrderedApology force them to apologize to the insulted jerk]], and [[StrawmanHasAPoint [[JerkassHasAPoint end up finding out that the calling out they were given was justified after all]].



* In ''[[LordOfTheRings Return of the King]]'', Sam can only lash out at Gollum's false accusations. It doesn't help (though it's actually the Ring making Frodo to be more sympathetic to Gollum).

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* In ''[[LordOfTheRings ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: Return of the King]]'', King'', Sam can only lash out at Gollum's false accusations. It doesn't help (though it's actually the Ring making Frodo to be more sympathetic to Gollum).



* ''{{WesternAnimation/Arthur}}'': The episode "Arthur's Big Hit". No matter how you look at it, Arthur Read's anger towards D.W. (his sister) was completely justified, albeit extreme.
** Ironically, D.W. gets a [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic meta-example of this]]. The audience is supposed to feel sorry for her when Arthur punches her for playing with the model plane. Unfortunately, she came off as unsympathetic because of a) repeatedly annoying her brother by disturbing him in the midst of him building his model plane, b) ''her own fault'' for throwing the model out of the window, and c) blaming her brother instead of apologizing. All in all, the situation came off as a case of TakeThatScrappy instead.
* In effect in ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' episode "Splitting Images". Tired of resident JerkJock Dash picking on him, Danny decides to use his powers to get some payback. Unfortunately, he catches the attention of BullyHunter Sidney Poindexter who thinks that Dash was an innocent kid (somehow missing when Dash picked on Danny), so he takes over Danny's body and sends him to his realm where Danny gets picked on by Poindexter's bullies. While the message in the episode is ComesGreatResponsibility, it's laced with this trope as well.

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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Arthur}}'': The episode "Arthur's Big Hit". No matter how you look at it, Arthur Read's anger towards D.W. (his sister) was completely justified, albeit extreme.
** Ironically,
extreme. D.W. also gets a [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic meta-example of this]]. this]]; The audience is supposed to feel sorry for her when Arthur punches her for playing with the model plane. Unfortunately, she came off as unsympathetic because of a) repeatedly annoying her brother by disturbing him in the midst of him building his model plane, b) ''her own fault'' for throwing the model out of the window, and c) blaming her brother instead of apologizing. All in all, the situation came off as a case of TakeThatScrappy instead.
* In effect in the ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' episode "Splitting Images". Tired of resident JerkJock Dash picking on him, Danny decides to use his powers to get some payback. Unfortunately, he catches the attention of BullyHunter Sidney Poindexter who thinks that Dash was an innocent kid (somehow missing when Dash picked on Danny), so he takes over Danny's body and sends him to his realm where Danny gets picked on by Poindexter's bullies. While the message in the episode is ComesGreatResponsibility, it's laced with this trope as well.



* The ending of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow'' has an inversion of this. At the beginning of the movie, the Eds' latest scam caused massive damage and severely hurt the children, resulting in them being hunted down. After the encounter with Eddy's brother, everyone got over it, except Johnny who didn't arrive until afterwards. Therefore, when he attacked the Eds, the children beat him up.

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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
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The ending of ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow'' has an inversion of this. At the beginning of the movie, the Eds' latest scam caused massive damage and severely hurt the children, resulting in them being hunted down. After the encounter with Eddy's brother, everyone got over it, except Johnny who didn't arrive until afterwards. Therefore, when he attacked the Eds, the children beat him up.
20th Jul '17 4:28:08 PM Eddy1215
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Compare WhatTheHellHero. Contrast EngineeredPublicConfession. See also InformedWrongness for when the author deliberately puts someone in the wrong but the person didn't do anything wrong. Similar to SelectiveEnforcement where one person does something immoral and doesn't get in trouble but the opposite happens when someone else does it. Can also happen with {{Hypocrite}}s who don't like being given ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine. Compare NoSympathyForGrudgeholders where the grudgeholder ends up in this situation. When it's the viewers that feel this way, it's RootingForTheEmpire and AccentuateTheNegative. If your own pet turns against you along with everbody else, that's EvenTheDogIsAshamed. Common constructors of the trope are those with HeadInTheSandManagement especially with a VillainWithGoodPublicity, or [[PrinciplesZealot principles zealots]] by [[BeliefMakesYouStupid blindly preaching]] peaceful options especially when [[PacifismBackfire they are not the solution]]. Also similar to MoralMyopia where the person being the jerk is treated as in the right while the other person calling that person out is treated as in the wrong.

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Compare WhatTheHellHero. Contrast EngineeredPublicConfession. See also InformedWrongness for when the author deliberately puts someone in the wrong but the person didn't do anything wrong. Similar to SelectiveEnforcement where one person does something immoral and doesn't get in trouble but the opposite happens when someone else does it. Can also happen with {{Hypocrite}}s who don't like being given ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine. Compare NoSympathyForGrudgeholders where the grudgeholder ends up in this situation. When it's the viewers that feel this way, it's RootingForTheEmpire and AccentuateTheNegative. If your own pet turns against you along with everbody else, that's EvenTheDogIsAshamed. Common constructors of the trope are those with HeadInTheSandManagement especially with a VillainWithGoodPublicity, or [[PrinciplesZealot principles zealots]] {{Principles Zealot}}s by [[BeliefMakesYouStupid blindly preaching]] peaceful options especially when [[PacifismBackfire they are not the solution]]. Also similar to MoralMyopia where the person being the jerk is treated as in the right while the other person calling that person out is treated as in the wrong.
20th Jul '17 4:19:23 PM JRSL88
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Compare WhatTheHellHero. Contrast EngineeredPublicConfession. See also InformedWrongness for when the author deliberately puts someone in the wrong but the person didn't do anything wrong. Similar to SelectiveEnforcement where one person does something immoral and doesn't get in trouble but the opposite happens when someone else does it. Can also happen with {{Hypocrite}}s who don't like being given ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine. Compare NoSympathyForGrudgeholders where the grudgeholder ends up in this situation. When it's the viewers that feel this way, it's RootingForTheEmpire and AccentuateTheNegative. If your own pet turns against you along with everbody else, that's EvenTheDogIsAshamed. Common constructors of the trope are those with HeadInTheSandManagement especially with a VillainWithGoodPublicity, or [[PrinciplesZealot principles zealots]] by [[BeliefMakesYouStupid blindly preaching]] peaceful options especially when [[PacifismBackfire they are not the solution]].

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Compare WhatTheHellHero. Contrast EngineeredPublicConfession. See also InformedWrongness for when the author deliberately puts someone in the wrong but the person didn't do anything wrong. Similar to SelectiveEnforcement where one person does something immoral and doesn't get in trouble but the opposite happens when someone else does it. Can also happen with {{Hypocrite}}s who don't like being given ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine. Compare NoSympathyForGrudgeholders where the grudgeholder ends up in this situation. When it's the viewers that feel this way, it's RootingForTheEmpire and AccentuateTheNegative. If your own pet turns against you along with everbody else, that's EvenTheDogIsAshamed. Common constructors of the trope are those with HeadInTheSandManagement especially with a VillainWithGoodPublicity, or [[PrinciplesZealot principles zealots]] by [[BeliefMakesYouStupid blindly preaching]] peaceful options especially when [[PacifismBackfire they are not the solution]].
solution]]. Also similar to MoralMyopia where the person being the jerk is treated as in the right while the other person calling that person out is treated as in the wrong.
15th Jul '17 7:30:57 PM MitchellProductions
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This can be a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop, [[ValuesDissonance except in modern times]], where being a jerk back is even worse than what the original Jerkass did to you. Can result from being a BullyHunter. A villain, especially a VillainWithGoodPublicity, may use this to [[HeroWithBadPublicity give a hero bad cred]]. Similar to WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou (where the guy who hit you acts like the victim), IfYouTauntHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim, and AvengingTheVillain. Related to ArrestedForHeroism and NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished (for being punished for doing the right thing), CrimeOfSelfDefense (for being punished for defending yourself), PlayingTheVictimCard (as in a villain tries to get sympathy by claiming to be a victim), WoundedGazelleGambit (where one pretends to be hurt by another in order to make him look bad) and MiscarriageOfJustice (where an innocent man is convicted for a crime he didn't commit). If the victim of this trope were friends with anyone who witness this scene prior to this moment, it probably triggers an EtTuBrute and WeUsedToBeFriends situation. In some cases, the ones who believed [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong the retaliater is in the wrong]] may [[OrderedApology force them to apologize to the insulted jerk]], and [[StrawmanHasAPoint end up finding out that the calling out they were given was justified after all]].

Compare WhatTheHellHero. Contrast EngineeredPublicConfession. See also InformedWrongness for when the author deliberately puts someone in the wrong but the person didn't do anything wrong. Similar to SelectiveEnforcement where one person does something immoral and doesn't get in trouble but the opposite happens when someone else does it. Can also happen with {{Hypocrite}}s who don't like being given ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine. Compare NoSympathyForGrudgeholders where the grudgeholder ends up in this situation. When it's the viewers that feel this way, it's RootingForTheEmpire and AccentuateTheNegative. If your own pet turns against you along with everbody else, that's EvenTheDogIsAshamed.

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This can be a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop, [[ValuesDissonance except in modern times]], that ValuesDissonance makes it widely accepted, where being a jerk back is even worse than what the original Jerkass did to you. Can result from being a BullyHunter. A villain, especially a VillainWithGoodPublicity, may use this to [[HeroWithBadPublicity give a hero bad cred]]. Similar to WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou (where the guy who hit you acts like the victim), IfYouTauntHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim, and AvengingTheVillain. Related to ArrestedForHeroism and NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished (for being punished for doing the right thing), CrimeOfSelfDefense (for being punished for defending yourself), PlayingTheVictimCard (as in a villain tries to get sympathy by claiming to be a victim), WoundedGazelleGambit (where one pretends to be hurt by another in order to make him look bad) and MiscarriageOfJustice (where an innocent man is convicted for a crime he didn't commit). If the victim of this trope were friends with anyone who witness this scene prior to this moment, it probably triggers an EtTuBrute and WeUsedToBeFriends situation. In some cases, the ones who believed [[TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong the retaliater is in the wrong]] may [[OrderedApology force them to apologize to the insulted jerk]], and [[StrawmanHasAPoint end up finding out that the calling out they were given was justified after all]].

Compare WhatTheHellHero. Contrast EngineeredPublicConfession. See also InformedWrongness for when the author deliberately puts someone in the wrong but the person didn't do anything wrong. Similar to SelectiveEnforcement where one person does something immoral and doesn't get in trouble but the opposite happens when someone else does it. Can also happen with {{Hypocrite}}s who don't like being given ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine. Compare NoSympathyForGrudgeholders where the grudgeholder ends up in this situation. When it's the viewers that feel this way, it's RootingForTheEmpire and AccentuateTheNegative. If your own pet turns against you along with everbody else, that's EvenTheDogIsAshamed.
EvenTheDogIsAshamed. Common constructors of the trope are those with HeadInTheSandManagement especially with a VillainWithGoodPublicity, or [[PrinciplesZealot principles zealots]] by [[BeliefMakesYouStupid blindly preaching]] peaceful options especially when [[PacifismBackfire they are not the solution]].
6th Jul '17 11:06:51 PM amphiboly
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* In ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' Season Six episode "Stress Related", Carlton shows up (in Uncle Phil's place) to give a speech at Ashley's school for Career Day, but everyone at the assembly quickly determines that he doesn't have a job, despite what he says about career success in general. And after one student quips that Carlton is a bum (causing laughter among the students present,) another student actually has the nerve to raise her hand to question if that is, in fact, the truth. "Excuse me, sir. Are you really a bum?", [[WhatAnIdiot she "politely" inquires]]. He angrily snaps, "Back off, sister!", she displays a look of genuine shock as if to wonder WHY he would react so defensively in the first place, and then a third student in the audience has the nerve to stand up for her and accuse Carlton of having an "attitude problem" as if to call him out on his defensive reaction and say that ''he'' was being insensitive to ''her'' feelings, not vice versa. And to add further insult to injury, Ashley reinforces this trope when she laments to her father that, while she understands that he was too busy to make it to the career fair himself, she ''can't'' understand why, of all people, he'd send Carlton in his place. As far as far as she's concerned, Carlton's behavior towards that girl was out of line!

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* In ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' Season Six episode "Stress Related", Carlton shows up (in Uncle Phil's place) to give a speech at Ashley's school for Career Day, but everyone at the assembly quickly determines that he doesn't have a job, despite what he says about career success in general. And after one student quips that Carlton is a bum (causing laughter among the students present,) another student actually has the nerve to raise her hand to question if that is, in fact, the truth. "Excuse me, sir. Are you really a bum?", [[WhatAnIdiot she "politely" inquires]]. He angrily snaps, "Back off, sister!", she displays a look of genuine shock as if to wonder WHY he would react so defensively in the first place, and then a third student in the audience has the nerve to stand up for her and accuse Carlton of having an "attitude problem" as if to call him out on his defensive reaction and say that ''he'' was being insensitive to ''her'' feelings, not vice versa. And to add further insult to her brother's emotional injury, Ashley reinforces this trope at the end of the episode when she laments to her father that, while she understands can understand that he was too busy to make it to the career fair himself, she ''can't'' understand why, of all people, he'd send Carlton in his place. As far as far as she's concerned, Carlton's behavior towards that girl was WAY out of line!
6th Jul '17 11:03:42 PM amphiboly
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* In ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' Season Six episode "Stress Related", Carlton shows up (in Uncle Phil's place) to give a speech at Ashley's school for Career Day, but everyone at the assembly quickly determines that he doesn't have a job, despite what he says about career success in general. And after one student quips that Carlton is a bum (causing laughter among the students present,) another student actually has the nerve to raise her hand to question if that is, in fact, the truth. "Excuse me, sir. Are you really a bum?", [[WhatAnIdiot she "politely" inquires]]. He angrily snaps, "Back off, sister!", she displays a look of genuine shock as if to wonder WHY he would react so defensively in the first place, and then a third student in the audience has the nerve to stand up against Carlton and accuse him of having an "attitude problem" as if to call him out on his defensive reaction and say that ''he'' was being insensitive to ''her'' feelings, not vice versa. And to add further insult to injury, Ashley reinforces this trope when she laments to her father that, while she understands that he was too busy to make it to the career fair himself, she ''can't'' understand why, of all people, he'd send Carlton in his place. As far as far as she's concerned, Carlton's behavior towards that girl was out of line!

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* In ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' Season Six episode "Stress Related", Carlton shows up (in Uncle Phil's place) to give a speech at Ashley's school for Career Day, but everyone at the assembly quickly determines that he doesn't have a job, despite what he says about career success in general. And after one student quips that Carlton is a bum (causing laughter among the students present,) another student actually has the nerve to raise her hand to question if that is, in fact, the truth. "Excuse me, sir. Are you really a bum?", [[WhatAnIdiot she "politely" inquires]]. He angrily snaps, "Back off, sister!", she displays a look of genuine shock as if to wonder WHY he would react so defensively in the first place, and then a third student in the audience has the nerve to stand up against Carlton for her and accuse him Carlton of having an "attitude problem" as if to call him out on his defensive reaction and say that ''he'' was being insensitive to ''her'' feelings, not vice versa. And to add further insult to injury, Ashley reinforces this trope when she laments to her father that, while she understands that he was too busy to make it to the career fair himself, she ''can't'' understand why, of all people, he'd send Carlton in his place. As far as far as she's concerned, Carlton's behavior towards that girl was out of line!
6th Jul '17 11:00:32 PM amphiboly
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* In ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' Season Six episode "Stress Related", Carlton shows up (in Uncle Phil's place) to give a speech at Ashley's school for Career Day, but everyone at the assembly quickly determines that he doesn't have a job, despite what he says about career success in general. And after one student quips that Carlton is a bum (causing laughter among the students present,) another student actually has the nerve to raise her hand to question if that is, in fact, the truth. "Excuse me, sir. Are you really a bum?", she "politely" inquires. He angrily snaps, "Back off, sister!", she displays a look of genuine shock as if to wonder WHY he would react so defensively in the first place, and then a third student in the audience has the nerve to stand up against Carlton and accuse him of having an "attitude problem" as if to call him out on his defensive reaction and say that ''he'' was being insensitive to ''her'' feelings, not vice versa. And to add further insult to injury, Ashley reinforces this trope when she laments to her father that, while she understands that he was too busy to make it to the career fair himself, she ''can't'' understand why, of all people, he'd send Carlton in his place. As far as far as she's concerned, his behavior towards that girl was out of line!

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* In ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' Season Six episode "Stress Related", Carlton shows up (in Uncle Phil's place) to give a speech at Ashley's school for Career Day, but everyone at the assembly quickly determines that he doesn't have a job, despite what he says about career success in general. And after one student quips that Carlton is a bum (causing laughter among the students present,) another student actually has the nerve to raise her hand to question if that is, in fact, the truth. "Excuse me, sir. Are you really a bum?", [[WhatAnIdiot she "politely" inquires.inquires]]. He angrily snaps, "Back off, sister!", she displays a look of genuine shock as if to wonder WHY he would react so defensively in the first place, and then a third student in the audience has the nerve to stand up against Carlton and accuse him of having an "attitude problem" as if to call him out on his defensive reaction and say that ''he'' was being insensitive to ''her'' feelings, not vice versa. And to add further insult to injury, Ashley reinforces this trope when she laments to her father that, while she understands that he was too busy to make it to the career fair himself, she ''can't'' understand why, of all people, he'd send Carlton in his place. As far as far as she's concerned, his Carlton's behavior towards that girl was out of line!
6th Jul '17 10:55:34 PM amphiboly
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* In ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' Season Six episode "Stress Related", Carlton shows up (in Uncle Phil's place) to give a speech at Ashley's school for Career Day, but everyone at the assembly quickly determines that he doesn't have a job, despite what he says about career success in general. And after one student quips that Carlton is a bum (causing laughter among the students present,) another student actually has the nerve to raise her hand to question if that is, in fact, the truth. "Excuse me, sir. Are you really a bum?", she "politely" inquires. He angrily snaps, "Back off, sister!", she reacts with a look of genuine shock as to WHY he would react so defensively in the first place, and then a third student in the audience has the nerve to stand up against Carlton and accuse him of having an "attitude problem" as if to call him out on his defensive reaction and say that ''he'' was being insensitive to ''her'' feelings, not vice versa. And to add further insult to injury, Ashley reinforces this trope when she laments to her father that, while she understands that he was too busy to make it to the career fair himself, she ''can't'' understand why, of all people, he'd send Carlton in his place. As far as far as she's concerned, his behavior towards that girl was out of line!

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* In ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'' Season Six episode "Stress Related", Carlton shows up (in Uncle Phil's place) to give a speech at Ashley's school for Career Day, but everyone at the assembly quickly determines that he doesn't have a job, despite what he says about career success in general. And after one student quips that Carlton is a bum (causing laughter among the students present,) another student actually has the nerve to raise her hand to question if that is, in fact, the truth. "Excuse me, sir. Are you really a bum?", she "politely" inquires. He angrily snaps, "Back off, sister!", she reacts with displays a look of genuine shock as if to wonder WHY he would react so defensively in the first place, and then a third student in the audience has the nerve to stand up against Carlton and accuse him of having an "attitude problem" as if to call him out on his defensive reaction and say that ''he'' was being insensitive to ''her'' feelings, not vice versa. And to add further insult to injury, Ashley reinforces this trope when she laments to her father that, while she understands that he was too busy to make it to the career fair himself, she ''can't'' understand why, of all people, he'd send Carlton in his place. As far as far as she's concerned, his behavior towards that girl was out of line!
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