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31st Oct '17 6:28:08 PM PaulA
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* A ChekhovsGun in the ''DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' novel ''The Last Straw'' -- a rather annoying {{Delinquent}} is sent to one of these after his parents get fed up with him early in the book, as shown by a chapter. [[spoiler:It works, as we see him in his summer job as a movie usher, and by the looks of things, he's pretty much the platonic ideal of a good cadet. This is what causes Frank to seriously consider sending [[TheNarrator his son]] to it as a way of ridding his status as TheChewToy. Greg is not amused.]]

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* A ChekhovsGun in the ''DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' novel ''The Last Straw'' ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKidTheLastStraw'' -- a rather annoying {{Delinquent}} is sent to one of these after his parents get fed up with him early in the book, as shown by a chapter. [[spoiler:It works, as we see him in his summer job as a movie usher, and by the looks of things, he's pretty much the platonic ideal of a good cadet. This is what causes Frank to seriously consider sending [[TheNarrator his son]] to it as a way of ridding his status as TheChewToy. Greg is not amused.]]
17th Oct '17 10:52:55 PM DrOO7
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* The protagonist of ''Film/TheManWithoutAFace'' actually ''wants'' to get into a prestigious military school and has sought out the title character as a tutor for the entrance exam.



* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': In S12, Ep14 "Cadence" we learn that [=DiNozzo=] attended one his senior year. We get to visit it because the VictimOfTheWeek was also an alumnus. The archetypal unpleasantness of said academies was emphasized by the existence of Honor Corps, a self-appointed and totally unregulated student organization that hazed anybody who failed to meet arbitrary school standards, talked back to people in authority (Even if it was justified), or [[DisproportionateRetribution wouldn't date one of their members]].

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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': In S12, Ep14 [=Ep14=] "Cadence" we learn that [=DiNozzo=] attended one his senior year. We get to visit it because the VictimOfTheWeek was also an alumnus. The archetypal unpleasantness of said academies was emphasized by the existence of Honor Corps, a self-appointed and totally unregulated student organization that hazed anybody who failed to meet arbitrary school standards, talked back to people in authority (Even if it was justified), or [[DisproportionateRetribution wouldn't date one of their members]].


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* The plot of a ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'' episode has Walker and Trivette running the "boot camp" variety to reform wayward youth.
17th Oct '17 10:37:22 PM DrOO7
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* In "The Lost Weekend" episode of ''Series/TheCosbyShow'', Cliff takes Theo to enroll him either in military school or the Army itself, only to be turned away by a recruiting officer who outright announces to the crowd--Cliff marvels at the fact that no less than ''50'' people were there with their kids--this was NOT the place to dump off misbehaving children, as cited in "RealLife" section.
17th Oct '17 10:21:04 PM DrOO7
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* ''Series/Mr. Belvedere'' - The Cadet - episode. Wesley getting in trouble both in School and at home, the family decide to put him into one.

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* ''Series/Mr. Belvedere'' ''Series/MrBelvedere'' - The Cadet - episode. In "The Cadet" episode, Wesley is sent to one after getting in trouble both in School school and at home, home for the family decide to put him into one.umpteenth time.
* Featured twice in ''Series/ColdCase'' in the episode "The Plan", and the two-parter "The Long Blue Line".
23rd Sep '17 12:36:56 PM Lanes17B
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* A Pacific Bell from the [[TheNineties late 1990s']] featuring and his [[BrattyHalfPint video game playing son]] goes something like this:
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* A Pacific Bell from the [[TheNineties late 1990s']] featuring an exasperated dad and his [[BrattyHalfPint video game playing son]] son,]] goes something like this:
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''Jimmy gets knocked unconcious by a flying phonebook that lands on the floor and opens up on a specific page.''

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''Jimmy -->''Jimmy gets knocked unconcious by a flying phonebook that lands on the floor and opens up on a specific page.''
19th Jul '17 3:13:44 PM Lanes17B
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-->'''Dad:''' I roll 13 so I reach level 35 wizard.
-->'''Geek #2:''' Jimmy, are you going to take out the trash?.

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-->'''Dad:''' I roll 13 so I reach level 35 wizard.
-->'''Geek #2:'''
Jimmy, are you going to take out the trash?.
14th Jul '17 12:42:10 PM Lanes17B
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''Jimmy gets knocked unconcious the floor by a flying phonebook that opens up on a specific page.''

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''Jimmy gets knocked unconcious the floor by a flying phonebook that lands on the floor and opens up on a specific page.''
14th Jul '17 12:40:54 PM Lanes17B
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* A Pacific Bell from the [[TheNineties late 1990s']] featuring and his [[BrattyHalfPint video game playing son]] goes something like this:
-->'''Dad:''' I roll 13 so I reach level 35 wizard.
-->'''Geek #2:''' Jimmy, are you going to take out the trash?.
-->'''Jimmy:''' What for?
-->'''Dad:''' Jimmy, grandma's on the phone.
-->'''Jimmy:''' She's your mother!
-->'''Dad:''' Jimmy, are you going to do the dishes?
-->'''Jimmy:''' Talk to the hand! 'Cause Jimmy ain't listenin'.
''Jimmy gets knocked unconcious the floor by a flying phonebook that opens up on a specific page.''
-->'''Narrator:''' "Military school." Another problem solved by Pacific Bell.
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27th Jun '17 4:40:52 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'' - Ted "Theodore" Logan was threatened with one. He also gets visions of what it would be like in the second movie.

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* ''Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'' - In ''Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'', the big threat hanging over the plot is that if Ted "Theodore" Logan was threatened with one. He also gets visions of fails History, his father will ship him off to a military academy in Alaska, which will ruin the utopian future his and Bill's music creates. When the pair are sent to hell in the sequel, they get to see what it would might be like in the second movie.like:
8th Jun '17 10:06:00 AM Piterpicher
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* In ''TheAdventuresOfWillyBeamish'', if you get into too much trouble with your parents, you get a Game Over and are sent off to military school.

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* In ''TheAdventuresOfWillyBeamish'', ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfWillyBeamish'', if you get into too much trouble with your parents, you get a Game Over and are sent off to military school.
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