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18th May '16 3:10:10 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* One episode of ''NewsRadio'' had Matthew being a particular JerkAss after he punched Bill in the face. He starts treating everyone as an inferior being including Joe, whom he interrupts with "The grown-ups are kind of talking right now..."

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* One episode of ''NewsRadio'' ''Series/NewsRadio'' had Matthew being a particular JerkAss after he punched Bill in the face. He starts treating everyone as an inferior being including Joe, whom he interrupts with "The grown-ups are kind of talking right now..."
18th May '16 7:20:55 AM Kalaong
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The kind of thing [[AdultsAreUseless useless adults]] will say to a KidHero or child who has some rather urgent news. This pint sized [[TheCassandra Cassandra]] will be shooed away from grownup company for being "JustAKid" before even getting [[CassandraTruth one word]] out. This isn't necessarily limited to just children either; a pretentious character can silence a friend or underling in this manner, or a grown woman when the men don't take women seriously. This can also be used as a put down to annoying characters when two more powerful/important characters are discussing something. The kid will get [[ConjunctionInterruption interrupted after the word "but"]].

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The kind of thing [[AdultsAreUseless useless adults]] will say to a KidHero or child who has some rather urgent news. This pint sized [[TheCassandra Cassandra]] will be shooed away from grownup company or [[PreemptiveShutUp harangued]] for being "JustAKid" before even getting [[CassandraTruth one word]] out. This isn't necessarily limited to just children either; a pretentious character can silence a friend or underling in this manner, or a grown woman when the men don't take women seriously. This can also be used as a put down to annoying characters when two more powerful/important characters are discussing something. The kid will get [[ConjunctionInterruption interrupted after the word "but"]].
18th May '16 7:17:07 AM Kalaong
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Exasperatingly, the shusher may even scold the shushee later for not speaking up!

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Exasperatingly, the shusher may even [[YouDidntAsk scold the shushee shushee]] later for not speaking up!
29th Apr '16 11:18:20 AM TVRulezAgain
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* ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' plays this one for all its worth with Mr. Poe.

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* ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' plays this one for all its worth with Mr. Poe.



** Pretty much everyone is like this to the kids. It backfires spectacularly when, during a reunion of pretty much everyone in the series, they refuse to believe the building they are in is on fire.

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** Pretty much everyone Everyone is like this to the kids. It backfires spectacularly when, during a reunion of pretty much everyone in the series, they refuse to believe the building they are in is on fire.



* Terry Brooks example, ''[[Literature/TheSwordOfShannaraTrilogy The Elfstones of Shannara]]'': although Wil Ohmsford doesn't say the trope name, he does pretty much ignore [[TheWoobie poor little Wisp]], who keeps trying to tell him something--but he's so set on getting the Elfstones back from Mallenroh so he can prove himself Amberle's protector that he doesn't even pay attention to the hysterical shrieking. Cue Eretria finally grabbing his arm and jerking him back, revealing that the box the Elfstones were in was trapped with a deadly viper inside:

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* Terry Brooks example, ''[[Literature/TheSwordOfShannaraTrilogy The Elfstones of Shannara]]'': although Wil Ohmsford doesn't say the trope name, he does pretty much ignore [[TheWoobie poor little Wisp]], who keeps trying to tell him something--but he's so set on getting the Elfstones back from Mallenroh so he can prove himself Amberle's protector that he doesn't even pay attention to the hysterical shrieking. Cue Eretria finally grabbing his arm and jerking him back, revealing that the box the Elfstones were in was trapped with a deadly viper inside:
24th Apr '16 10:45:54 AM Yuihime
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* In Creator/CrossGen's series ''Crux'', child {{Seer}} Verityn can literally see his parents' marriage falling apart, and the underlying miscommunication causing it. When he tries to convince them to talk, he gets hit with this trope. As a result they divorce, his father departs for another plane of existence, and Verityn and his mother are trapped in the cataclysm that destroyed Atlantis.
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2nd Apr '16 7:47:48 PM Merlyn_LeRoy
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* In ''Film/DarkStar'', when Talby finds out about the laser malfunction, he tries to communicate this to his crew members Doolittle, but the latter is too busy with a detonation maneuver that he decides to cut the communication line to Talby. Disaster ensues.

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* In ''Film/DarkStar'', when Talby finds out about the laser malfunction, he tries to communicate this to his crew members Doolittle, but the latter is too busy with a detonation maneuver that he decides to cut the communication line to Talby. [[HilarityEnsues Disaster ensues.ensues]].
1st Mar '16 11:49:47 AM intastiel
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* In the ''Series/{{Poirot}}'' episode "The Clocks", the slightly vacuous young secretary Nora repeatedly tries to tell the officer in charge of a murder investigation that somebody was lying during the inquest. A {{jerkass}} junior officer first blocks her from speaking to the senior officer six feet away and later refuses to forward her call when she telephones the police station. Then she's murdered in the same phone booth.
27th Feb '16 4:01:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}} 2: Judgment Day''. While John Conner is talking to his foster mother Janelle on the phone, their dog Max is barking like crazy outside. John's foster father Todd yells at Max to shut up. A few seconds later we find out why Max was barking: Janelle reveals herself to be the T-1000 pursuing John and stabs Todd through the head to shut him up.

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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}} 2: Judgment Day''.''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. While John Conner is talking to his foster mother Janelle on the phone, their dog Max is barking like crazy outside. John's foster father Todd yells at Max to shut up. A few seconds later we find out why Max was barking: Janelle reveals herself to be the T-1000 pursuing John and stabs Todd through the head to shut him up.
12th Feb '16 1:14:57 AM Anddrix
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'', [=SpongeBob=] tries to tell Mr. Krabs and others that Plankton didn't steal the formula this time, but they don't even bother listening to him.
1st Feb '16 6:19:09 PM nombretomado
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* In the [[StormingTheCastle climactic battle]] of TadWilliams' ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' series, [[TheSmartGuy Smart Guy]] Father Strangyeard gets brushed off by [[TheBigGuy Duke Isgrimnur]] when Strangyeard attempts to warn him that the tunnels the heroes used to infiltrate the enemy castle could also be used by the [[TheFairFolk Norns]] to counter-ambush them. Needless to say, the warning isn't received in time.

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* In the [[StormingTheCastle climactic battle]] of TadWilliams' Creator/TadWilliams' ''MemorySorrowAndThorn'' series, [[TheSmartGuy Smart Guy]] Father Strangyeard gets brushed off by [[TheBigGuy Duke Isgrimnur]] when Strangyeard attempts to warn him that the tunnels the heroes used to infiltrate the enemy castle could also be used by the [[TheFairFolk Norns]] to counter-ambush them. Needless to say, the warning isn't received in time.
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