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26th May '16 4:10:58 PM Someoneman
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* Wonderfully subverted in ''Manga/BitterVirgin,'' despite [[AttentionWhore one character's]] efforts to make it seem ''exactly'' what it looked like. {{Yandere}} Kazuki attempts to seduce the male lead Daisuke, going so far as to unbutton her shirt and threaten to cry rape if he leaves the room. Right then walks in female lead Hinako, a ShrinkingViolet who DoesNotLikeMen and has only managed to open up to Daisuke. Kazuki keeps her word and tells Hinako Daisuke tried to rape her. Hinako's response: "[[Awesome/AnimeAndManga Liar. Suwa-kun would never do that.]]" The final nail in Kazuki's coffin is when a third party, Daisuke's sister, appears and suggests going to the police to prove her claims.

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* Wonderfully subverted in ''Manga/BitterVirgin,'' despite [[AttentionWhore one character's]] efforts to make it seem ''exactly'' what it looked like. {{Yandere}} Kazuki attempts to seduce the male lead Daisuke, going so far as to unbutton her shirt and threaten to cry rape if he leaves the room. Right then walks in female lead Hinako, a ShrinkingViolet who DoesNotLikeMen and has only managed to open up to Daisuke. Kazuki keeps her word and tells Hinako Daisuke tried to rape her. Hinako's response: "[[Awesome/AnimeAndManga Liar."Liar. Suwa-kun would never do that.]]" " The final nail in Kazuki's coffin is when a third party, Daisuke's sister, appears and suggests going to the police to prove her claims.



* In the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' fic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2976453/1/ Sex on the Beach]], this is inverted and played straight both -- inverted first, when Kairi mistakes [[SlashFic Sora and Riku]] engaging in the eponymous activity for a Nobody attack. The "played straight" comes later when the three of them are congratulating each other on a CrowningMomentOfFunny-ridden struggle to escape being discovered by their parents... and Kairi's father walks in the door just in time to observe what appears to be a threesome.

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* In the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' fic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2976453/1/ Sex on the Beach]], this is inverted and played straight both -- inverted first, when Kairi mistakes [[SlashFic Sora and Riku]] engaging in the eponymous activity for a Nobody attack. The "played straight" comes later when the three of them are congratulating each other on a CrowningMomentOfFunny-ridden struggle to escape being discovered by their parents... and Kairi's father walks in the door just in time to observe what appears to be a threesome.



* In ''Film/WorkingGirl'', the main character walks in on her boyfriend stark naked and having sex with another woman (also stark naked). "This is not what it looks like! ''(beat)'' Okay, this ''is'' what it looks like. But I can explain! [[OverlyLongGag Well, not exactly explain...]] Come on, Tess! I'm sorry! I really am! [[CrowningMomentOfFunny I love you!]]"

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* In ''Film/WorkingGirl'', the main character walks in on her boyfriend stark naked and having sex with another woman (also stark naked). "This is not what it looks like! ''(beat)'' Okay, this ''is'' what it looks like. But I can explain! [[OverlyLongGag Well, not exactly explain...]] Come on, Tess! I'm sorry! I really am! [[CrowningMomentOfFunny I love you!]]"you!"



* In an episode of ''Series/TheNanny'', Fran gets a too-tight dress stuck over her head and Mr. Sheffield tries to help her remove it. Just as they manage to pull it off, they over balance and fall down onto her bed, just as Niles is walking past. Niles overheard them saying things like "Mister Sheffield, I'm so hot!" and "I can't do this standing up!", and afterwards asks "[[Funny/TheNanny If you let me tell Miss Babcock about this, I'll work free for a year!]]"

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* In an episode of ''Series/TheNanny'', Fran gets a too-tight dress stuck over her head and Mr. Sheffield tries to help her remove it. Just as they manage to pull it off, they over balance and fall down onto her bed, just as Niles is walking past. Niles overheard them saying things like "Mister Sheffield, I'm so hot!" and "I can't do this standing up!", and afterwards asks "[[Funny/TheNanny If "If you let me tell Miss Babcock about this, I'll work free for a year!]]"year!"



** In "Escape", Lois caught Clark [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfFunny in the shower with a naked Chloe.]]]]

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** In "Escape", Lois caught Clark [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfFunny in [[spoiler:in the shower with a naked Chloe.]]]]]]
19th May '16 11:15:27 PM WillBGood
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* This ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0iR05lYy1g This is SportsCenter]]'' ad.
Explanation: Jorge Posada is a catcher for the New York Yankees. Catchers don't normally wear the traditional baseball caps due to them wearing full face masks. David "Big Papi" Ortiz is a designated hitter for the Boston Red Sox, the Yankees' arch rival. Ortiz is wearing a Yankees cap, just as Wally the Green Monster, the Red Sox mascot, is walking by.

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* This ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0iR05lYy1g This is SportsCenter]]'' ad.
ad. Explanation: Jorge Posada is a catcher for the New York Yankees. Catchers don't normally wear the traditional baseball caps due to them wearing full face masks. David "Big Papi" Ortiz is a designated hitter for the Boston Red Sox, the Yankees' arch rival. Ortiz is wearing a Yankees cap, just as Wally the Green Monster, the Red Sox mascot, is walking by.
16th May '16 4:10:41 PM SteveMB
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': Selina looks for Isis after the cat leaves through an open window, and witnesses two thugs snatching up cats in a bag. Realizing they probably kidnapped her, she attacks them. Officer Montoya breaks up the commotion, and thinks she was assaulting volunteers for an animal shelter, and arrests her.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'':
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In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': "Cat Scratch Fever", Selina looks for Isis after the cat leaves through an open window, and witnesses two thugs snatching up cats in a bag. Realizing they probably kidnapped her, she attacks them. Officer Montoya breaks up the commotion, and thinks she was assaulting volunteers for an animal shelter, and arrests her. her.
** In [[ChristmasEpisode "Christmas with the Joker"]], Batman swings into action when he spots a young man running to catch a middle-aged woman. Before he moves in, the man tells the woman that she left a package behind and he's chasing her to give it back.
11th May '16 9:47:08 PM Pichu-kun
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* An odd version of this occurs in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', because what it looks like is not sex, but murder. Keiichi finds [[spoiler:Rika's]] body being pecked by crows, and in the process of fending them off, he drops his axe into her blood covering it with her blood and his fingerprints, though in this case it really isn't as it seems. He ends up MistakenForMurderer [[spoiler:by Satoko]].
11th May '16 9:43:26 PM Pichu-kun
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* An odd version of this occurs in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', because what it looks like is not sex, but murder. [[spoiler: Keiichi finds Rika's body being pecked by crows, and in the process of fending them off, he drops his axe into her blood covering it with her blood and his fingerprints, though in this case it really isn't as it seems.]]



* The 1939 film ''Bachelor Mother'' starts with Polly seeing a woman abandoning a baby at [[DoorstopBaby the steps of an orphanage]]. When she tries to help the baby she is mistaken for the mother and is reprimanded for trying to abandon him. No one believes Polly when she says she isn't the childs mother.

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* The 1939 film ''Bachelor Mother'' ''Film/BachelorMother'' starts with Polly seeing a woman abandoning a baby at [[DoorstopBaby the steps of an orphanage]]. When she tries to help the baby she is mistaken for the mother and is reprimanded for trying to abandon him. No one believes Polly when she says she isn't the childs mother.
11th May '16 9:40:34 PM Pichu-kun
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** Explanation: Jorge Posada is a catcher for the New York Yankees. Catchers don't normally wear the traditional baseball caps due to them wearing full face masks. David "Big Papi" Ortiz is a designated hitter for the Boston Red Sox, the Yankees' arch rival. Ortiz is wearing a Yankees cap, just as Wally the Green Monster, the Red Sox mascot, is walking by.

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** Explanation: Jorge Posada is a catcher for the New York Yankees. Catchers don't normally wear the traditional baseball caps due to them wearing full face masks. David "Big Papi" Ortiz is a designated hitter for the Boston Red Sox, the Yankees' arch rival. Ortiz is wearing a Yankees cap, just as Wally the Green Monster, the Red Sox mascot, is walking by.



* This happened several times in ''Manga/WanderingSon''. In an early chapter the transgender protagonists sister walks in when her undressing with a girl in his room, since she had been caught wearing girls clothes by her. Her sister then proceeds to think that she was doing something "dirty" and tells their mom. In a later chapter, set when the protagonist is a high school freshman, the sister catches her with her girlfriend, and once again thinks she was doing something naughty. In reality Anna was just massaging Nitori and she got a RagingStiffie by accident.

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* This happened several times in ''Manga/WanderingSon''. ''Manga/WanderingSon'':
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In an early chapter the transgender protagonists Nitori's sister walks in when her undressing with a girl in his room, since she room. Nitori is [[{{transsexual}} transgender]] and had been caught by Saori wearing girls clothes by her. Her sister clothes. Maho then proceeds to think that she was doing something "dirty" and tells their mom. mom.
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In a later chapter, set when the protagonist Nitori is a high school freshman, the sister Maho catches her with her girlfriend, and once again thinks she was doing something naughty. In reality Anna was just massaging Nitori and she got a RagingStiffie by accident.



* In the Pokemon fanfic ''FanFic/TravelsOfTheTrifecta'', Paul jumps to the conclusion that Reggie was having sex with Maylene because Reggie is tired the day after Maylene stayed at their house (while Paul was staying with Conway), and starts a fight with Reggie over it. In reality, Reggie was tired because he was having nightmares that were keeping him awake, but Paul doesn't believe this at first.

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* In the Pokemon ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/TravelsOfTheTrifecta'', Paul jumps to the conclusion that Reggie was having sex with Maylene because Reggie is tired the day after Maylene stayed at their house (while Paul was staying with Conway), and starts a fight with Reggie over it. In reality, Reggie was tired because he was having nightmares that were keeping him awake, but Paul doesn't believe this at first.


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* The 1939 film ''Bachelor Mother'' starts with Polly seeing a woman abandoning a baby at [[DoorstopBaby the steps of an orphanage]]. When she tries to help the baby she is mistaken for the mother and is reprimanded for trying to abandon him. No one believes Polly when she says she isn't the childs mother.
7th May '16 2:36:52 PM sgamer82
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* During the Mariah sequence in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', Joseph and Avdol wind up not only getting magnetized by Bast, but stuck to each other's sides. In order to be able to chase her down, they first have to detach from each other. They quickly figure out that their heads are opposite poles, and likewise their feet. That means to detach, all that has to be done is for one of them to get his head down to the other's feet. However, when they're starting this, some children are looking on (note that this is in Egypt, where man-man romance is...not encouraged). They manage to [[BlatantLies explain it away]] by saying that they're practicing a dance. Once the kids are gone, it's back to detachment preparation. Unfortunately, by the time Avdol's head is level with Joseph's hips, the kids are back -- with friends. Even worse, so is the [[AbhorrentAdmirer old woman who crushed on Joseph]] earlier in the day. That crush inverts ''fast''... which turns out to be a ''good'' thing. Not just because Joseph no longer has to worry about her, but because the drubbing she subjects him to detaches him from Avdol by itself.

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During the Mariah sequence in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', Stardust Crusaders, Joseph and Avdol wind up not only getting magnetized by Bast, but stuck to each other's sides. In order to be able to chase her down, they first have to detach from each other. They quickly figure out that their heads are opposite poles, and likewise their feet. That means to detach, all that has to be done is for one of them to get his head down to the other's feet. However, when they're starting this, some children are looking on (note that this is in Egypt, where man-man romance is...not encouraged). They manage to [[BlatantLies explain it away]] by saying that they're practicing a dance. Once the kids are gone, it's back to detachment preparation. Unfortunately, by the time Avdol's head is level with Joseph's hips, the kids are back -- with friends. Even worse, so is the [[AbhorrentAdmirer old woman who crushed on Joseph]] earlier in the day. That crush inverts ''fast''... which turns out to be a ''good'' thing. Not just because Joseph no longer has to worry about her, but because the drubbing she subjects him to detaches him from Avdol by itself.itself.
** In Part 4, Diamond is Unbreakable, con man Tamami Kobayashi cons people by using his Stand, the Lock, to inflame feelings of guilt in his targets until they pay him off. When his initial attempt to hustle Koichi fails, he goes to Koichi's home and applies the Lock to his mother and sister and makes it appear as if Koichi robbed him. Koichi is able to stand up to him and one of Kobayashi's attempts to fight back is to stab himself and then throw the knife to Koichi just as his mother and sister re-enter the room, making it appear as if ''he'' had stabbed Kobayashi. This magnifies Koichi's mother's guilt to the point she nearly commits suicide before Koichi is able to convince her to believe in him.
28th Apr '16 2:24:04 PM Market43Fan
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* The ''WesternAnimation/SylvesterTheCatAndTweetyBird'' cartoon "Tweet and Sour" has Sylvester (who had been warned early in the short by Granny that if he harmed Tweety, he'd be sent to a violin factory) spend the majority of the short trying to retrieve Tweety after he had been captured by another cat. After getting the other cat out of the way (via a stick of dynamite attached to a balloon); Granny walks in ''just'' as Sylvester's putting Tweety back ''in'' the cage. After briefly attempting to explain, the cartoon ends with Sylvester giving up on trying to give his side and saying "Ah, what's the use? She'll never believe me" before [[spoiler:before playing a snippet of Chopin's Funeral March as he falls into a violin case]].
24th Apr '16 9:39:43 AM JackG
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In an episode with heavy ShipTease between them, Tom Paris and B'Elanna Torres are trapped in a subzero environment and [[IntimateHealing huddle together for warmth]], only to be teleported to safety. Cue amused reactions from the crew at the sight of two officers clutching each other tightly.

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In an episode with heavy ShipTease between them, Lieutenants Tom Paris and B'Elanna Torres are trapped in a subzero environment and [[IntimateHealing huddle together for warmth]], only to be teleported to safety. safety. Cue amused reactions from the crew at the sight of two officers clutching each other tightly.
24th Apr '16 9:38:02 AM JackG
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In an episode with heavy ShipTease between them, Tom Paris and B'Elanna Torres are trapped in a subzero environment and [[IntimateHealing huddle together for warmth]], only to be teleported to safety. Cue amused reactions from the crew at the sight of two officers clutching each other tightly.
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