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21st May '16 11:42:18 AM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}} II'': When the Ghostbusters are being carted off to the insane asylum, three of them visibly fight against the guards while screaming and ranting like lunatics. Venkman, however, is GenreSavvy enough to calmly accept it and go along without a fight, at least until someone wises up and lets them out.

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}} II'': ''Film/GhostbustersII'': When the Ghostbusters are being carted off to the insane asylum, three of them visibly fight against the guards while screaming and ranting like lunatics. Venkman, however, is GenreSavvy enough to calmly accept it and go along without a fight, at least until someone wises up and lets them out.
27th Mar '16 3:07:35 PM ngh93
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-->'''Ratchet''': No wait! Please listen to me! You cant do this to me. This job is my ''LIFE''! It means everything to me! You don't KNOW WHAT I'VE DONE TO GET HERE !! THE LIES I'VE TOLD! THE LIVES I'VE ''RUINED''!!!!! ...[[LampshadeHanging Wait...this isn't helping me!]]

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-->'''Ratchet''': No No, wait! Please listen to me! You cant do this to me. This job is my ''LIFE''! It means everything to me! You don't KNOW WHAT I'VE DONE TO GET HERE !! HERE!! THE LIES I'VE TOLD! THE LIVES I'VE ''RUINED''!!!!! ...[[LampshadeHanging Wait...this isn't helping me!]]
5th Mar '16 9:37:13 AM DannWoolf
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* In WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Mabel is having a hard time taking Dipper possessing his sock puppet self (long story) seriously because of how silly he looks when mad, at which point Dipper pulls off the a perfect angry [[Franchise/TheMuppets Kermit]] face while comically growling in frustration.

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* In WesternAnimation/GravityFalls ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' Mabel is having a hard time taking Dipper possessing his sock puppet self (long story) seriously because of how silly he looks when mad, at which point Dipper pulls off the a perfect angry [[Franchise/TheMuppets Kermit]] face while comically growling in frustration.
5th Feb '16 9:02:12 AM case
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* Lawyers berated an editorial by Isaac Asimov in which he said they were the only high-powered profession that [[EverybodyHatesMathematics doesn't involve math]] (as opposed to engineers, doctors, etc). The lawyers said that they absolutely do have to calculate billable hours, figure taxes, and perform other examples of comparatively simple arithmetic, to which Asimov replied "I rest my case."
24th Dec '15 6:34:33 PM Andyroid
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' short "The Vanishing Private", Donald gets doused in experimental "invisible paint" and Pete, his sergeant, tries to track him down. Pete naturally does several things that make the General think Pete's lost his marbles, up to and including [[NapoleonDelusion wearing what looks like a bicorne hat]] while running around with an armload of grenades, ranting about "a little guy that you can't see".
19th Dec '15 1:31:06 PM BobTanaka
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-->'''Scott:''' I'm not here to steal anything! I'm returning something I already stole!

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-->'''Scott:''' I'm not here to steal stealing anything! I'm I was returning something I already stole!stole!"
16th Dec '15 5:06:38 PM eroock
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-->--'''Alan King''' on Music/FrankSinatra, ''Name Dropping''

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-->--'''Alan -->-- '''Alan King''' on Music/FrankSinatra, ''Name Dropping''
1st Dec '15 3:17:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''PeterGrimes''. The title character could be the patron saint of this trope. People think he's a sadist who kills his boy apprentices on purpose, and possibly abuses them. He's more of a DoomMagnet actually, and haunted by the memory of the dead apprentices, but being an antisocial jerk whose attitude towards the town is "fuck you all and leave me alone" doesn't help much. He eventually goes mad and [[spoiler:kills himself]].

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* ''PeterGrimes''.''Theatre/PeterGrimes''. The title character could be the patron saint of this trope. People think he's a sadist who kills his boy apprentices on purpose, and possibly abuses them. He's more of a DoomMagnet actually, and haunted by the memory of the dead apprentices, but being an antisocial jerk whose attitude towards the town is "fuck you all and leave me alone" doesn't help much. He eventually goes mad and [[spoiler:kills himself]].
21st Nov '15 11:24:31 AM StFan
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* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'': Dr. Kenzou Tenma. Dear Lord. Not as extreme as most of these examples, but it's easier to count the moments when he ''isn't'' acting incredibly suspicious.
** Granted, Tenma was less interested in proving his own innocence than in helping others, performing selfless acts...[[BreadEggsMilkSquick and]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters trying to bring down a man]] who may well be the [[TheAntichrist very embodiment of evil itself]] (and the one who is actually behind the crimes he's accused of).

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/{{Monster}}'': Dr. Kenzou Tenma. Dear Lord. Not as extreme as most of these examples, but it's easier to count the moments when he ''isn't'' acting incredibly suspicious.
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suspicious. Granted, Tenma was less interested in proving his own innocence than in helping others, performing selfless acts...acts... [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters trying to bring down a man]] who may well be the [[TheAntichrist very embodiment of evil itself]] (and the one who is actually behind the crimes he's accused of).



[[folder: Comic Books ]]
* In ''TheFlash: The Dastardly Death of the Rogues,'' people are disqualified from the 25th-century time-traveling police by [[InTheBlood any criminal ancestry]] (going back at ''least'' to "present day"). One member, unbeknownst to the others, is descended from a murderer. Feeling it's unfair to hold someone else's crimes against him, he decides the solution is to make sure no one ever ''realizes'' it was his ancestor who committed the crime, by going back in time and perpetuating the frame job that keeps an innocent person in prison. He does this with ''more'' murder.
* In one ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip, Steve Dallas is defending a client in court and delivering the last bit of a finishing statement, when his client, completely unbidden, shows up by his side and announces that he'd like to add something. He then goes into a mad, spittle-filled rant about how he'll kill the whole court, their loved ones, and their housepets, if he's convicted. He then immediately calms down and returns to his seat, while the judge reconsiders the acquittal he was planning to announce, and Steve considers giving up as an attorney.

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* In ''TheFlash: ''Franchise/TheFlash: The Dastardly Death of the Rogues,'' people are disqualified from the 25th-century time-traveling police by [[InTheBlood any criminal ancestry]] (going back at ''least'' to "present day"). One member, unbeknownst to the others, is descended from a murderer. Feeling it's unfair to hold someone else's crimes against him, he decides the solution is to make sure no one ever ''realizes'' it was his ancestor who committed the crime, by going back in time and perpetuating the frame job that keeps an innocent person in prison. He does this with ''more'' murder.
* In one ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip, Steve Dallas is defending a client in court and delivering the last bit of a finishing statement, when his client, completely unbidden, shows up by his side and announces that he'd like to add something. He then goes into a mad, spittle-filled rant about how he'll kill the whole court, their loved ones, and their housepets, if he's convicted. He then immediately calms down and returns to his seat, while the judge reconsiders the acquittal he was planning to announce, and Steve considers giving up as an attorney.
murder.



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* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'':
** In one story, Paige accidentally reveals that she's been regularly seeing R-rated movies despite being underage. While her mother frets in horror at how much sex and nudity her daughter has been exposed to, Paige quickly adds "Some were just the violent kind, though."
** Reflecting on this, in a later story, Peter suggests that Andy and Roger go see ''[[Film/KillBill Kill Bill Volume 2]]'', saying it was awesome, completely forgetting how his mother feels about R-rated movies. After she grounds him for a week, he angrily tells her he didn't get this upset when he saw the ''first'' ''Film/KillBill''. Andy replies that she didn't ''know'' he had seen the first one.
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' the CEO makes his own dumb statement worse in [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/2014-09-10/ this comic]].
* In one ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip, Steve Dallas is defending a client in court and delivering the last bit of a finishing statement, when his client, completely unbidden, shows up by his side and announces that he'd like to add something. He then goes into a mad, spittle-filled rant about how he'll kill the whole court, their loved ones, and their housepets, if he's convicted. He then immediately calms down and returns to his seat, while the judge reconsiders the acquittal he was planning to announce, and Steve considers giving up as an attorney.
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* In ''LawnDogs'', Trent is widely distrusted by the town in which he works and treated with suspicion for being a lower-class outsider. He is accused several times of crimes he didn't commit. As such, he feels he has no love to lose from the town, and rebels with various acting-out behaviors that don't help people's perception of him at all. To make matters worse, in the end [[spoiler: he runs over the pet dog of one of the people who bully him]].
* The protagonist of Creator/AlfredHitchcock's ''Film/{{Frenzy}}'' is framed by a serial killer, who turns out to be [[spoiler: his best friend. As he's hauled off to his cell he repeatedly screams "I've got nothing to lose now! I might as well do what I'm being put away for!" This almost comes back to bite him when he escapes, as his attempt to catch the killer results in the cop who's been trying to prove his innocence for the whole film finds him standing over a dead prostitute. The real killer then shows up in a way that implicates himself.]]
* In ''Film/StreetKings'', Keanu Reeves's character is suspected of having his former partner killed. The things he does afterwards (stealing the security footage, removing a bullet from his gun from the autopsy room, pressuring the detective investigating the death) make him look far guiltier than if he just told the truth about what happened.

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* In ''LawnDogs'', Trent is widely distrusted by the town in which he works and treated with suspicion for being a lower-class outsider. He is accused several times of crimes he didn't commit. As such, he feels he has no love to lose from the town, and rebels with various acting-out behaviors that don't help people's perception of him at all. To make matters worse, in the end [[spoiler: he runs over the pet dog of one of the people who bully him]].
* The protagonist of Creator/AlfredHitchcock's ''Film/{{Frenzy}}'' is framed by a serial killer, who turns out to be [[spoiler: his best friend. As he's hauled off to his cell he repeatedly screams "I've got nothing to lose now! I might as well do what I'm being put away for!" This almost comes back to bite him when he escapes, as his attempt to catch the killer results in the cop who's been trying to prove his innocence for the whole film finds him standing over a dead prostitute. The real killer then shows up in a way that implicates himself.]]
* In ''Film/StreetKings'', Keanu Reeves's character is suspected of having his former partner killed. The things he does afterwards (stealing the security footage, removing a bullet from his gun from the autopsy room, pressuring the detective investigating the death) make him look far guiltier than if he just told the truth about what happened.
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-->'''Pilot''': "Don't let her get me!"
-->'''Susan''' ''(chagrined)'': "Sorry."
%%* ''Film/LordOfTheRings''. "Sméagol wouldn't hurt a fly!" ''(realises he's accidentally swatted a fly)'' "Argggh!"
%%* The main source of [[HilarityEnsues hilarity]] in the political satire ''InTheLoop''.
* The protagonist of ''Film/MinorityReport'' works for an organisation that predicts crimes and preemptively catches would-be criminals. Then he learns that ''he'' is predicted to murder a specific person at a specific location. Where does he flee from the pursuing cops? Why, to that very location! Apparently so he could... not kill that guy and thus prove his innocence. Makes perfect sense! It doesn't work, but for other reasons.
** It being a premeditated murder of a guy he had never met, the protagonist was trying to figure out who was framing him. Still not helping, but it was at least rational. Ironically, it is these very acts which make it premeditated even though he never met the guy, thus making the whole thing a SelfFulfillingProphecy ([[spoiler:until he subverts the ending]]).
* In Film/{{Salt}}, when a man claiming to be a defector accuses the title character, not very credibly, of being a Russian DeepCoverAgent, she ''immediately'' flees the government building where the interrogation is taking place, forcing American law enforcement to chase and attempt to capture her. [[spoiler: Unlike most examples, the accusation is true, but the trope still applies.]]
* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Robots}}'': Bigweld fires Ratchet who hysterically begs for mercy claiming:

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-->'''Pilot''': "Don't -->'''Pilot:''' Don't let her get me!"
-->'''Susan''' ''(chagrined)'': "Sorry."
%%* ''Film/LordOfTheRings''. "Sméagol wouldn't hurt a fly!" ''(realises he's accidentally swatted a fly)'' "Argggh!"
%%* The main source of [[HilarityEnsues hilarity]] in the political satire ''InTheLoop''.
* The protagonist of ''Film/MinorityReport'' works for an organisation that predicts crimes and preemptively catches would-be criminals. Then he learns that ''he'' is predicted to murder a specific person at a specific location. Where does he flee from the pursuing cops? Why, to that very location! Apparently so he could... not kill that guy and thus prove his innocence. Makes perfect sense! It doesn't work, but for other reasons.
** It being a premeditated murder of a guy he had never met, the protagonist was trying to figure out who was framing him. Still not helping, but it was at least rational. Ironically, it is these very acts which make it premeditated even though he never met the guy, thus making the whole thing a SelfFulfillingProphecy ([[spoiler:until he subverts the ending]]).
me!\\
'''Susan:''' (''chagrined'') Sorry.
* In Film/{{Salt}}, when a man claiming to be a defector accuses the title character, not very credibly, of being a Russian DeepCoverAgent, she ''immediately'' flees the government building where the interrogation is taking place, forcing American law enforcement to chase and attempt to capture her. [[spoiler: Unlike most examples, the accusation is true, but the trope still applies.]]
* In ''{{WesternAnimation/Robots}}'':
''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'': Bigweld fires Ratchet who hysterically begs for mercy claiming:



* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}} II'': When the Ghostbusters are being carted off to the insane asylum, three of them visibly fight against the guards while screaming and ranting like lunatics. Venkman, however, is GenreSavvy enough to calmly accept it and go along without a fight, at least until someone wises up and lets them out.
* In MenInBlack3, J neuralizes some racist 1960s cops and berates them for assuming that because he was black, the nice car he was riding must've been stolen. He then sheepishly admits that he did in fact steal that car, but then forcibly states that it's NOT because he's black.
* In ''Film/AntMan'' when the police ambush Scott at Hank Pym's house in the middle of the night we get this gem:
-->'''Scott:''' "I'm not here to steal anything! I'm returning something I already stole!"



[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''LawnDogs'', Trent is widely distrusted by the town in which he works and treated with suspicion for being a lower-class outsider. He is accused several times of crimes he didn't commit. As such, he feels he has no love to lose from the town, and rebels with various acting-out behaviors that don't help people's perception of him at all. To make matters worse, in the end [[spoiler: he runs over the pet dog of one of the people who bully him]].
* The protagonist of Creator/AlfredHitchcock's ''Film/{{Frenzy}}'' is framed by a serial killer, who turns out to be [[spoiler: his best friend. As he's hauled off to his cell he repeatedly screams "I've got nothing to lose now! I might as well do what I'm being put away for!" This almost comes back to bite him when he escapes, as his attempt to catch the killer results in the cop who's been trying to prove his innocence for the whole film finds him standing over a dead prostitute. The real killer then shows up in a way that implicates himself.]]
* In ''Film/StreetKings'', Keanu Reeves's character is suspected of having his former partner killed. The things he does afterwards (stealing the security footage, removing a bullet from his gun from the autopsy room, pressuring the detective investigating the death) make him look far guiltier than if he just told the truth about what happened.
%%* ''Film/LordOfTheRings''. "Sméagol wouldn't hurt a fly!" ''(realises he's accidentally swatted a fly)'' "Argggh!"
%%* The main source of [[HilarityEnsues hilarity]] in the political satire ''InTheLoop''.
* The protagonist of ''Film/MinorityReport'' works for an organisation that predicts crimes and preemptively catches would-be criminals. Then he learns that ''he'' is predicted to murder a specific person at a specific location. Where does he flee from the pursuing cops? Why, to that very location! Apparently so he could... not kill that guy and thus prove his innocence. Makes perfect sense! It doesn't work, but for other reasons. It being a premeditated murder of a guy he had never met, the protagonist was trying to figure out who was framing him. Still not helping, but it was at least rational. Ironically, it is these very acts which make it premeditated even though he never met the guy, thus making the whole thing a SelfFulfillingProphecy ([[spoiler:until he subverts the ending]]).
* In Film/{{Salt}}, when a man claiming to be a defector accuses the title character, not very credibly, of being a Russian DeepCoverAgent, she ''immediately'' flees the government building where the interrogation is taking place, forcing American law enforcement to chase and attempt to capture her. [[spoiler: Unlike most examples, the accusation is true, but the trope still applies.]]
* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}} II'': When the Ghostbusters are being carted off to the insane asylum, three of them visibly fight against the guards while screaming and ranting like lunatics. Venkman, however, is GenreSavvy enough to calmly accept it and go along without a fight, at least until someone wises up and lets them out.
* In ''Film/MenInBlack3'', J neuralizes some racist 1960s cops and berates them for assuming that because he was black, the nice car he was riding must've been stolen. He then sheepishly admits that he did in fact steal that car, but then forcibly states that it's NOT because he's black.
* In ''Film/AntMan'' when the police ambush Scott at Hank Pym's house in the middle of the night we get this gem:
-->'''Scott:''' I'm not here to steal anything! I'm returning something I already stole!
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'':
** In one story, Paige accidentally reveals that she's been regularly seeing R-rated movies despite being underage. While her mother frets in horror at how much sex and nudity her daughter has been exposed to, Paige quickly adds "Some were just the violent kind, though."
** Reflecting on this, in a later story, Peter suggests that Andy and Roger go see ''[[Film/KillBill Kill Bill Volume 2]]'', saying it was awesome, completely forgetting how his mother feels about R-rated movies. After she grounds him for a week, he angrily tells her he didn't get this upset when he saw the ''first'' ''Film/KillBill''. Andy replies that she didn't ''know'' he had seen the first one.
* In ''{{Dilbert}}'' the CEO makes his own dumb statement worse in [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/2014-09-10/ this comic]].

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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
[[folder:Theater]]
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'':
** In one story, Paige accidentally reveals that she's been regularly seeing R-rated movies despite
''PeterGrimes''. The title character could be the patron saint of this trope. People think he's a sadist who kills his boy apprentices on purpose, and possibly abuses them. He's more of a DoomMagnet actually, and haunted by the memory of the dead apprentices, but being underage. While her mother frets in horror at how much sex an antisocial jerk whose attitude towards the town is "fuck you all and nudity her daughter has been exposed to, Paige quickly adds "Some were just the violent kind, though."
** Reflecting on this, in a later story, Peter suggests that Andy
leave me alone" doesn't help much. He eventually goes mad and Roger go see ''[[Film/KillBill Kill Bill Volume 2]]'', saying it was awesome, completely forgetting how his mother feels about R-rated movies. After she grounds him for a week, he angrily tells her he didn't get this upset when he saw the ''first'' ''Film/KillBill''. Andy replies that she didn't ''know'' he had seen the first one.
* In ''{{Dilbert}}'' the CEO makes his own dumb statement worse in [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/2014-09-10/ this comic]].
[[spoiler:kills himself]].



[[folder:Opera]]
* ''PeterGrimes''. The title character could be the patron saint of this trope. People think he's a sadist who kills his boy apprentices on purpose, and possibly abuses them. He's more of a DoomMagnet actually, and haunted by the memory of the dead apprentices, but being an antisocial jerk whose attitude towards the town is "fuck you all and leave me alone" doesn't help much. He eventually goes mad and [[spoiler:kills himself]].
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[[folder: Roleplay]]
* In the first trial of ''Roleplay/DoubtAcademy'', [[spoiler: Akari's over the top defensive behavior and anger at everyone believing that she was the culprit only lead the other students to push for her death even more]]. The kicker? [[spoiler: She didn't do it. Akari was defending photographs of her she found in her room]].
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[[folder: Stand Up Comedy ]]
* Creator/BrianRegan mentioned how reading is good for the human mind and how nobody could say otherwise without proving that statement true. He sets up a scene of a point/counterpoint show about reading, with a well-dressed scholar on the pro-side, and on the opposite side we see the village idiot.
--> '''Village Idiot:''' Hey, let me tell you somethin'. Readin', readin' don't never do'd nothin', 'cause if you had, if you have, have has, have hazzeded, if you did haveded, hazzedivizzed a book, and you looks, had looks, have looks, has looks, have looks at it, lookin' in is it, lookin' it, have lookin' is in it at it, then you might not even know why you had do dat.
--> *{{Beat}}*
--> '''Professor:''' I have nothing to add. I would like to yield the remainder of my time to my opponent, in the interest of fairness.
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[[folder:Opera]]
* ''PeterGrimes''. The title character could be the patron saint of this trope. People think he's a sadist who kills his boy apprentices on purpose, and possibly abuses them. He's more of a DoomMagnet actually, and haunted by the memory of the dead apprentices, but being an antisocial jerk whose attitude towards the town is "fuck you all and leave me alone" doesn't help much. He eventually goes mad and [[spoiler:kills himself]].
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[[folder: Roleplay]]
* In the first trial of ''Roleplay/DoubtAcademy'', [[spoiler: Akari's over the top defensive behavior and anger at everyone believing that she was the culprit only lead the other students to push for her death even more]]. The kicker? [[spoiler: She didn't do it. Akari was defending photographs of her she found in her room]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Stand Up Comedy ]]
* Creator/BrianRegan mentioned how reading is good for the human mind and how nobody could say otherwise without proving that statement true. He sets up a scene of a point/counterpoint show about reading, with a well-dressed scholar on the pro-side, and on the opposite side we see the village idiot.
--> '''Village Idiot:''' Hey, let me tell you somethin'. Readin', readin' don't never do'd nothin', 'cause if you had, if you have, have has, have hazzeded, if you did haveded, hazzedivizzed a book, and you looks, had looks, have looks, has looks, have looks at it, lookin' in is it, lookin' it, have lookin' is in it at it, then you might not even know why you had do dat.
--> *{{Beat}}*
--> '''Professor:''' I have nothing to add. I would like to yield the remainder of my time to my opponent, in the interest of fairness.
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[[folder:Video Games]]



* In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0148.html this]] ''WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' comic, Xykon wants to recruit Hobgoblins, but Redcloak is against it, citing Hobgoblins' elitist attitudes towards regular Goblins;
-->'''Redcloak:''' All efficiency, and warrior's codes, and sense of duty, with their military this and discipline that, and- and I'm not helping my case at all, am I?\\

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': In [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0148.html this]] ''WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' comic, "Hobgoblins and You"]], Xykon wants to recruit Hobgoblins, but Redcloak is against it, citing Hobgoblins' elitist attitudes towards regular Goblins;
Goblins.
-->'''Redcloak:''' All efficiency, and warrior's codes, and sense of duty, with their military this and discipline that, and- and-- and I'm not helping my case at all, am I?\\



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* In the first trial of ''Roleplay/DoubtAcademy'', [[spoiler:Akari's over-the-top defensive behavior and anger at everyone believing that she was the culprit only lead the other students to push for her death even more]]. The kicker? [[spoiler:She didn't do it. Akari was defending photographs of her she found in her room]].
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[[folder:Western Animation]]



** This is a big part of the plot in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed "Luna Eclipsed"]]. Princess Luna returns after a thousand-year banishment as the evil Nightmare Moon in an attempt to reform her public image. Unfortunately, between her spooky BigEntrance, her booming voice, and her hair-trigger temper, it's hard for her to convince anyone that she really ''isn't'' an evil villainess.
*** And Pinkie Pie's screaming and running doesn't help either. Especially since nobody else realizes that Pinkie [[PoorCommunicationKills isn't actually scared]].
*** Actually, Pinkie was more at fault than Luna, seeing as Luna soon realized her theatrics weren't necessary, and actually started making progress...only to be repeatedly foiled in her efforts by Pinkie causing a scene. To the understandable frustration of [[OnlySaneMan Twilight]], who was bending over backwards to help Luna in the first place.
** Not to mention an earlier episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip "Bridle Gossip"]]. Despite how negatively people treat the cast's suspicions, Zecora did ''nothing'' to dissuade their suspicion until Apple Bloom cleared things up. If anything, she made herself ''even more'' suspicious.
*** On the other hand, Apple Bloom says that Zecora told her that whenever she came to town, all the stores "mysteriously closed", implying she didn't know why the ponies hid whenever she came to town and may not have had any idea they thought she was a witch.

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** ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
*** In episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip "Bridle Gossip"]], despite how negatively people treat the cast's suspicions, Zecora does ''nothing'' to dissuade their suspicion until Apple Bloom clears things up. If anything, she makes herself ''even more'' suspicious. On the other hand, Apple Bloom says that Zecora told her that whenever she came to town, all the stores "mysteriously closed", implying she didn't know why the ponies hid whenever she came to town and may not have had any idea they thought she was a witch.
***
This is a big part of the plot in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed "Luna Eclipsed"]]. Princess Luna returns after a thousand-year banishment as the evil Nightmare Moon in an attempt to reform her public image. Unfortunately, between her spooky BigEntrance, her booming voice, and her hair-trigger temper, it's hard for her to convince anyone that she really ''isn't'' an evil villainess.
***
villainess. And Pinkie Pie's screaming and running doesn't help either. Especially since nobody else realizes that Pinkie [[PoorCommunicationKills isn't actually scared]].
*** Actually,
scared]]. Pinkie was more at fault than Luna, seeing as Luna soon realized her theatrics weren't necessary, and actually started making progress...progress... only to be repeatedly foiled in her efforts by Pinkie causing a scene. To the understandable frustration of [[OnlySaneMan Twilight]], who was bending over backwards to help Luna in the first place.
** Not to mention an earlier episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip "Bridle Gossip"]]. Despite how negatively people treat the cast's suspicions, Zecora did ''nothing'' to dissuade their suspicion until Apple Bloom cleared things up. If anything, she made herself ''even more'' suspicious.
*** On the other hand, Apple Bloom says that Zecora told her that whenever she came to town, all the stores "mysteriously closed", implying she didn't know why the ponies hid whenever she came to town and may not have had any idea they thought she was a witch.
place.
21st Nov '15 8:33:49 AM nombretomado
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* In one ''BloomCounty'' strip, Steve Dallas is defending a client in court and delivering the last bit of a finishing statement, when his client, completely unbidden, shows up by his side and announces that he'd like to add something. He then goes into a mad, spittle-filled rant about how he'll kill the whole court, their loved ones, and their housepets, if he's convicted. He then immediately calms down and returns to his seat, while the judge reconsiders the acquittal he was planning to announce, and Steve considers giving up as an attorney.

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* In one ''BloomCounty'' ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip, Steve Dallas is defending a client in court and delivering the last bit of a finishing statement, when his client, completely unbidden, shows up by his side and announces that he'd like to add something. He then goes into a mad, spittle-filled rant about how he'll kill the whole court, their loved ones, and their housepets, if he's convicted. He then immediately calms down and returns to his seat, while the judge reconsiders the acquittal he was planning to announce, and Steve considers giving up as an attorney.
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