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21st Jun '16 10:45:26 AM OnTheHillside
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* In Lauralot's fic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5651986/1/The_Doctors_and_the_Nurses_They_Adore_Me_So The Doctors and the Nurses They Adore Me So]]'' Jonathan Crane believes he cannot be hypnotized. He is incorrect.

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* In Lauralot's fic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5651986/1/The_Doctors_and_the_Nurses_They_Adore_Me_So The Doctors and the Nurses They Adore Me So]]'' Jonathan Crane believes he cannot be hypnotized. He is incorrect.
incorrect. Actually something of a deconstruction, as the repeated loss of control proves very damaging to him.
12th Jun '16 4:53:54 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Film/NowYouSeeMe'' Merritt is a mentalist who manages to hypnotize several people who doubt his abilities, the audience, FBI agents, the other horsemen...
19th May '16 5:07:34 PM nombretomado
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* The hypnotist episode of ''MurderSheWrote'' has somebody do this to Jessica.

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* The hypnotist episode of ''MurderSheWrote'' ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' has somebody do this to Jessica.
18th May '16 11:52:51 AM LentilSandEater
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** Probably not bragging, but just stating a coincidence, as hypnotizability has no correlation with intelligence, and relates more to one's imagination and ability to get lost in a fantasy. Since Marilyn is more of a linear and practical thinker and not very imaginative (with all her intelligence, she has never innovated any field), she is probably less hypnotizable than more imaginative and less practical individuals of any intelligence level, including her own.
3rd Apr '16 5:10:04 PM nombretomado
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* In ''HappyDays,'' the cowardly Ralph Malph is terrified by an approaching tornado, so a doctor hypnotizes him despite that he says he's too strong-willed; the doctor then makes him completely fearless, leading to his almost getting killed-- not only by the tornado, but also the Fonz.
* From ''[[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]]'':

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* In ''HappyDays,'' ''Series/HappyDays,'' the cowardly Ralph Malph is terrified by an approaching tornado, so a doctor hypnotizes him despite that he says he's too strong-willed; the doctor then makes him completely fearless, leading to his almost getting killed-- not only by the tornado, but also the Fonz.
* From ''[[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]]'':''Series/ThirtyRock'':



* Urkel on ''FamilyMatters'' stated to a therapist that he cannot be hypnotized. All the therapist had to do was show him a pocket watch, and he was immediately under.

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* Urkel on ''FamilyMatters'' ''Series/FamilyMatters'' stated to a therapist that he cannot be hypnotized. All the therapist had to do was show him a pocket watch, and he was immediately under.



* Subverted in an episode of ''PerfectStrangers'', where Larry claims he can't be hypnotized and -- after briefly faking out the hypnotist -- turns out to be right. Of course, poor Balki standing next to him was [[HypnoFool a little more susceptible.]]
** This was [[RecycledScript recycled]] from an episode of ''TheDickVanDykeShow'', where the genuinely un-hypnotizable Buddy briefly fakes being hypnotized while Rob, in the other room, accidentally goes under for real.
* Bill Maxwell in an episode of ''TheGreatestAmericanHero''.

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* Subverted in an episode of ''PerfectStrangers'', ''Series/PerfectStrangers'', where Larry claims he can't be hypnotized and -- after briefly faking out the hypnotist -- turns out to be right. Of course, poor Balki standing next to him was [[HypnoFool a little more susceptible.]]
** This was [[RecycledScript recycled]] from an episode of ''TheDickVanDykeShow'', ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'', where the genuinely un-hypnotizable Buddy briefly fakes being hypnotized while Rob, in the other room, accidentally goes under for real.
* %%* Bill Maxwell in an episode of ''TheGreatestAmericanHero''.
''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero''.
19th Jan '16 6:01:52 PM ZeldaQueen64
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* In ''Film/DarkShadows'', Dr. Julia Hoffman proposes a hypnotism session to get to the heart of whatever issues Barnabas Collins suffers from. Barnabas expresses doubts that it's possible to hypnotize him, but is cut off mid-sentence after the medallion is dangled in front of him for a few seconds.
18th Dec '15 10:48:28 AM BillWoods
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Distantly related to TemptingFate. See also {{Unpaused}}. A form of {{Irony}}. This is very much TruthInTelevision - trance is a state of consciousness that people enter and leave many times a day, so someone can be hypnotized and not recognize it, largely because the memory blackout and loss of free will are complete myth. Though if they know someone is trying to hypnotize them it won't work if they don't want it, all they need to do is not focus on whatever the hypnotist wants them to focus on.

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Distantly related to TemptingFate. See also {{Unpaused}}. A form of {{Irony}}. This is very much TruthInTelevision - -- trance is a state of consciousness that people enter and leave many times a day, so someone can be hypnotized and not recognize it, largely because the memory blackout and loss of free will are complete myth. Though if they know someone is trying to hypnotize them it won't work if they don't want it, all they need to do is not focus on whatever the hypnotist wants them to focus on.



-->'''Hypnotist:''' I shall try nevertheless! Mr. Duck... look deep into my- ''(Donald is hypnotized)''

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-->'''Hypnotist:''' I shall try nevertheless! Mr. Duck... look deep into my- ''(Donald my-- [''Donald is hypnotized)''hypnotized'']



-->'''Beverly''': When I snap my fingers, you will wake feeling refreshed and remember nothing about what we discussed here today. One... two... three. ''(snaps fingers)''
-->'''Fargo''': ''(smugly)'' ...which is why it's not even possible for me to be hypnotized.

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-->'''Beverly''': When I snap my fingers, you will wake feeling refreshed and remember nothing about what we discussed here today. One... two... three. ''(snaps fingers)''
[''snaps fingers'']
-->'''Fargo''': ''(smugly)'' ...[''smugly''] ...which is why it's not even possible for me to be hypnotized.



-->'''Chloe''': ''(even smugger than Fargo)'' See? Not even possible. *pause* Why do I taste mint?

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-->'''Chloe''': ''(even [''even smugger than Fargo)'' Fargo''] See? Not even possible. *pause* [''pause''] Why do I taste mint?



--> ''[Lemon stands up like a zombie and starts to pull up her shirt.]''

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--> ''[Lemon [''Lemon stands up like a zombie and starts to pull up her shirt.]'''']



--> ''[Lemon stops stripping and looks around in confusion.]''

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--> ''[Lemon [''Lemon stops stripping and looks around in confusion.]'''']



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* In her 11/23/14 Parade Magazine column answering a reader's question about hypnotism, Marilyn vos Savant states "People who can be hypnotized - not everyone can be hypnotized, among them yours truly - ...." Unknown if she's mearly bragging or if she did indeed once give someone a fair shot at putting her under.
** Probably not bragging, but just stating a coincidence, as hypnotizability has no correlation with intelligence, and relates more to one's imagination and ability to get lost in a fantasy. Since Marilyn is more of a linear and practical thinker and not very imaginative (with all her intelligence, she has never innovated any field), she is probably less hypnotizable than more imaginative and less practical individuals of any intelligence level, including her own.
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--> '''Bugs:''' How's about that, thinkin' he could hypnotize me! Ha! *looks at watch* Ooh, I'm overdue at the airport! *jumps into the sky and starts flying* I'm the B-19!

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--> '''Bugs:''' How's about that, thinkin' he could hypnotize me! Ha! *looks [''looks at watch* watch''] Ooh, I'm overdue at the airport! *jumps [''jumps into the sky and starts flying* flying''] I'm the B-19!


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* In her 11/23/14 ''Parade'' magazine column answering a reader's question about hypnotism, Marilyn vos Savant states "People who can be hypnotized -- not everyone can be hypnotized, among them yours truly -- ...." Unknown if she's merely bragging or if she did indeed once give someone a fair shot at putting her under.
** Probably not bragging, but just stating a coincidence, as hypnotizability has no correlation with intelligence, and relates more to one's imagination and ability to get lost in a fantasy. Since Marilyn is more of a linear and practical thinker and not very imaginative (with all her intelligence, she has never innovated any field), she is probably less hypnotizable than more imaginative and less practical individuals of any intelligence level, including her own.
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18th Sep '15 4:12:20 PM nombretomado
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** In the [[DisneyDucksComicUniverse Donald Duck]] story "An Eye for Detail" by Creator/DonRosa, the hypnotizing of Donald goes so fast that even the ''hypnotist'' is surprised.

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** In the [[DisneyDucksComicUniverse [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Donald Duck]] story "An Eye for Detail" by Creator/DonRosa, the hypnotizing of Donald goes so fast that even the ''hypnotist'' is surprised.
12th May '15 6:33:49 PM TheSpiresWillGuideMeHome
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* On at least two separate occasions on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer,'' Buffy is completely oblivious to the fact that she is under a spell. In both cases, she is fully aware that a spell is in effect on the people around her, but she's convinced that she has "Slayer Immunity" protecting her from it. The results are [[CrowningMomentOfFunny pretty hilarious.]]
30th Mar '15 9:51:17 AM nombretomado
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* In the season 1 finale of ''{{Eureka}}'', Beverly hypnotizes Fargo so she can interrogate him.

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* In the season 1 finale of ''{{Eureka}}'', ''{{Series/Eureka}}'', Beverly hypnotizes Fargo so she can interrogate him.



* In the first season of ''{{Smallville}}'', Chloe and Clark go to see this man affected by meteor rock who claims he can hypnotize people. Chloe disbelieves him, he promptly does it to her, and he makes her kiss Clark. Afterward...

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* In the first season of ''{{Smallville}}'', ''{{Series/Smallville}}'', Chloe and Clark go to see this man affected by meteor rock who claims he can hypnotize people. Chloe disbelieves him, he promptly does it to her, and he makes her kiss Clark. Afterward...
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