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17th Aug '16 1:25:55 PM Shadoboy
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%%* Rocko's boss Mr. Smitty from ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''.

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%%* * Rocko's boss Mr. Smitty from ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife''.



%%* Rancid Rabbit from ''WesternAnimation/CatDog''.

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%%* * Rancid Rabbit from ''WesternAnimation/CatDog''.



%%* Professor Pampelmoose from ''WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}''.

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%%* * Professor Pampelmoose from ''WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}''.



%%* Mr. Mufflin from ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum''.

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%%* * Mr. Mufflin from ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum''.



%%* Ozu from ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey''.

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%%* * Ozu from ''WesternAnimation/KappaMikey''.



%%* Pumpers from WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}
%%* The Little Man from WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther.

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%%* * Pumpers from WesternAnimation/{{Breadwinners}}
%%* * The Little Man from WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther.WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther, [[WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs whenever he has a boss role, that is]].




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* Professor Fansworth from ''WesternAnimation/Futurama'' is not mean, but he doesn't care about the safety of his eployees one bit.. Zapp Branigan is a more straightforward example, being completly abusive to his assistant, Kiff.
** However, in ''War is the H-word'', Zapp assigned Fry to bee Kiff's assistant. [[NotSoAboveItAll He proved to be just as capable of being a bad boss when given power]].
14th Aug '16 10:45:18 PM Scabbard
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* By many accounts, Creator/SteveJobs was one. Despite having his nicer moments and leading Apple to become an ''extremely'' rich MegaCorp, he had no problem verbally abusing people if he thought their ideas sucked. He also threw several hissy fits over minor details, like a computer having a pop-out tray(though many would agree that they were too inherently fragile).

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* By many accounts, Creator/SteveJobs was one. Despite having his nicer moments and leading Apple to become an ''extremely'' rich MegaCorp, he had no problem verbally abusing people if he thought their ideas sucked. He also threw several hissy fits over minor details, like a computer having a pop-out tray(though tray (though many would agree that they were too inherently fragile).
6th Aug '16 4:54:56 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* Mr. Mufflin from ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum''.

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* %%* Mr. Mufflin from ''WesternAnimation/FanboyAndChumChum''.



* Gart from ''WesternAnimation/RobotAndMonster''.

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* Gart from ''WesternAnimation/RobotAndMonster''.''WesternAnimation/RobotAndMonster'', especially to his younger brother Robot.



* Grunkle Stan from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', made especially evident in the episode "Boss Mabel". The episode more or less justifies it since Mabel as the BenevolentBoss was taken advantage of by Wendy, and run up the wall by Soos ineptitude. By the end, Mabel concedes to Grunkle Stan that being the boss requires a mentality to deal with the shenanigans of his employees.

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* Grunkle Stan from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', made especially evident in the episode "Boss Mabel". The episode more or less justifies it since Mabel as the BenevolentBoss was taken advantage of by Wendy, and run up the wall by Soos Soos' ineptitude. By the end, Mabel concedes to Grunkle Stan that being the boss requires a mentality to deal with the shenanigans of his employees.
1st Aug '16 12:40:17 PM StFan
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* Creator/MarvelComics CEO Ike Perlmutter is a notorious penny pincher who reportedly refused to restock the office supply cupboard because he considered pencil nubs to be perfectly useable. He even refused to properly cater a press event for ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' and hungry journalists had to raid a neighboring press conference to get something to eat. When [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse Marvel Studios]] was set up, he headed a "Creative Committee" that [[ExecutiveMeddling forced extensive changes to scripts and casting]]. The committee's constant meddling became so stressful that Creator/JonFavreau had to quit making blockbusters and take a long break after ''Film/IronMan2'', Creator/JossWhedon quit the MCU after ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', and Creator/EdgarWright quit ''Film/AntMan'' just before filming was about to start. Perlmutter's finally became too much when he threatened the production of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar''. Creator/KevinFeige put his foot down and threatened to walk away from Marvel and Disney, realizing who was truly responsible for the MCU's success, obliged by restructuring Marvel so that Marvel Studios became a separate entity and Perlmutter no longer had any influence. To illustrate how much of a relief this was, Jon Favreau and Joss Whedon have since said that they would be happy to return to Marvel if asked and Creator/ChrisEvans has said that he is considering extending his Marvel contract, having previously been adamant that he would leave once his obligation was completed.
17th Jul '16 3:24:24 PM BobTanaka
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* Alan Brady on ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' is an egocentric comedy star who constantly berates and belittles his staff, and threatens to fire them at a moment's notice. To be fair, he's presented as a genuine comedic talent and does occasionally [[PetTheDog do something nice.]]
16th Jul '16 10:15:05 AM nombretomado
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* Malory Archer from ''{{Archer}}''. Also, Lance Casteau from the "Live and Let Dine" episode.

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* Malory Archer from ''{{Archer}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''. Also, Lance Casteau from the "Live and Let Dine" episode.
12th May '16 10:17:59 AM Kalaong
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* ''[[{{Superman}} Daily Planet]]'' editor Perry White can be like this too, [[DependingOnTheWriter occasionally]], especially if you call him "Chief".

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* ''[[{{Superman}} Daily Planet]]'' editor [[DaEditor editor]] Perry "[[Series/LoisAndClark I love the smell of fear in a newsroom]]" White can be like this too, [[DependingOnTheWriter occasionally]], especially if you call him "Chief".
-->'''Perry: ''Lane. Kent. I am your editor. PrepareToDie.'' '''\\
'''Clark''': ''You couldn't take her, Perry. We talked about this.''
12th May '16 10:12:41 AM Kalaong
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* By many accounts, Creator/SteveJobs was one. Despite having his nicer moments and leading Apple to become an ''extremely'' rich MegaCorp, he had no problem verbally abusing people if he thought their ideas sucked. He also threw several hissy fits over minor details, like a computer having a pop-out tray.

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* By many accounts, Creator/SteveJobs was one. Despite having his nicer moments and leading Apple to become an ''extremely'' rich MegaCorp, he had no problem verbally abusing people if he thought their ideas sucked. He also threw several hissy fits over minor details, like a computer having a pop-out tray.tray(though many would agree that they were too inherently fragile).
11th May '16 6:48:39 AM NightShade96
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* Similarly, former 20th Century Fox CEO (and current Sony Pictures CEO) Tom Rothman is infamous for being one. [[http://www.avclub.com/article/much-derided-fox-executive-replace-much-derided-so-215708 According to this article]], Rothman took an ItWillNeverCatchOn approach to ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' and ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', micromanaged the ''Film/XMen'' series (including him not wanting Sentinels), drove Creator/BryanSinger away, almost got [[Film/TheCrow Alex Proyas]] to quit filmmaking, [[{{Bowdlerise}} bowdlerized]] ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'', ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'', ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'' and ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', has a HairTriggerTemper, slashes budgets, demands [[{{Disneyfication}} family-friendly rewrites]], runs whatever [[CashCowFranchise Cash Cow Franchises]] he has into the ground and was responsible for ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' and ''[[Film/FantasticFour2005 Fant4stic]]'' turning out the way they did. He also hated SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} and kept preventing ''Film/Deadpool2016'' from being made, hence him saying [[TakeThat "Hi Tom!"]] in the test footage. Once he was gone and ''Deadpool'' did get made, it broke box office records. Brilliant work, Tom.

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* Similarly, former 20th Century Fox CEO (and current Sony Pictures CEO) Tom Rothman is infamous for being one. [[http://www.avclub.com/article/much-derided-fox-executive-replace-much-derided-so-215708 According to this article]], Rothman took an ItWillNeverCatchOn approach to ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' and ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', micromanaged the ''Film/XMen'' series (including him not wanting Sentinels), drove Creator/BryanSinger away, almost got [[Film/TheCrow Alex Proyas]] to quit filmmaking, [[{{Bowdlerise}} bowdlerized]] ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'', ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven'', ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'' and ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'', has a HairTriggerTemper, slashes budgets, demands [[{{Disneyfication}} family-friendly rewrites]], runs whatever [[CashCowFranchise Cash Cow Franchises]] he has into the ground and was responsible for ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' and ''[[Film/FantasticFour2005 ''[[Film/FantasticFour2015 Fant4stic]]'' turning out the way they did. He also hated SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} and kept preventing ''Film/Deadpool2016'' from being made, hence him saying [[TakeThat "Hi Tom!"]] in the test footage. Once he was gone and ''Deadpool'' did get made, it broke box office records. Brilliant work, Tom.
9th May '16 6:00:22 PM ThraggLootrippa
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* In 2015, a lot of head had gone around regarding Creator/{{Konami}}, but [[http://kotaku.com/report-konami-is-treating-its-staff-like-prisoners-1721700073 reports]] about the treatment of its staff plant its execs, at least one of whom has ''zero'' experience with videogames, squarely in this trope. It's no wonder Creator/HideoKojima burned ''that'' bridge the instant he could and welcomed Sony with open arms.

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* In 2015, a lot of head heat had gone around regarding Creator/{{Konami}}, but [[http://kotaku.com/report-konami-is-treating-its-staff-like-prisoners-1721700073 reports]] about the treatment of its the staff plant its execs, by their executives, at least one of whom has ''zero'' experience with videogames, plant Konami squarely in this trope. It's no wonder Creator/HideoKojima burned ''that'' bridge the instant he could and welcomed Sony with open arms.
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