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16th Jun '16 4:01:44 PM JudasZala
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* Enforced by Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]], who scheduled the first ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries'' [=PPV=] on Thanksgiving Night 1987, the same night that [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance the NWA]] was airing their first [=PPV=] ''Starrcade,'' and told the PPV companies of the time to choose between ''Survivor Series'' and ''Starrcade.'' Most chose ''Survivor Series.''

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* Enforced by Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s [[Wrestling/VinceMcMahon Vince [=McMahon=]]], who scheduled the first ''Wrestling/SurvivorSeries'' [=PPV=] on Thanksgiving Night 1987, the same night that [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance the NWA]] was airing their first [=PPV=] ''Starrcade,'' and told the PPV companies of the time to choose between ''Survivor Series'' and ''Starrcade.'' Most chose ''Survivor Series.''
'' [=McMahon=] did the same thing again by airing the ''Wrestling/RoyalRumble'' for free on the Creator/USANetwork against NWA's ''Bunkhouse Stampede''. Jim Crockett Promotions would retaliate by airing the first ''Clash of the Champions'' on Creator/{{TBS}} against ''Wrestling/WrestleMania IV''.
16th May '16 3:27:42 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Also happened on ''TheProudFamily''; the DisneyChannel is fond of this trope.

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* Also happened on ''TheProudFamily''; ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily''; the DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel is fond of this trope.
6th Feb '16 11:16:38 PM nombretomado
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* It happened on ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', although this time with TheBrainlessBeauty who in this case is also the CoolLoser's best friend who doesn't understand the concept of not getting her way. She learns her lesson in the end though and comes to the other party.
* ''{{Frasier}}'' is a victim of the adult version of this trope when his nemesis in the apartment upstairs throws a cooler, more fun Christmas party than Frasier and invites everyone in their building. As Frasier's party involves poetry recitals and obscure Christmas carols, everyone chooses to go to the other one - until Martin pulls a few strings with his friends in the police department and gets it shut down because so many people in one apartment is a fire hazard.

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* It happened on ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', although this time with TheBrainlessBeauty who in this case is also the CoolLoser's best friend who doesn't understand the concept of not getting her way. She learns her lesson in the end though and comes to the other party.
* ''{{Frasier}}'' ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' is a victim of the adult version of this trope when his nemesis in the apartment upstairs throws a cooler, more fun Christmas party than Frasier and invites everyone in their building. As Frasier's party involves poetry recitals and obscure Christmas carols, everyone chooses to go to the other one - until Martin pulls a few strings with his friends in the police department and gets it shut down because so many people in one apartment is a fire hazard.
4th Feb '16 4:12:45 PM res20stupid
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* An episode of ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'' had this done inpromptu as an inversion after Lizzie was banned from the school dance after being made to confess to breaking a statue ([[AlphaBitch Kate]] was the one who broke it) or else the dance would be cancelled. After, nearly everyone ditched the dance and headed over to Lizzie's house instead, leaving Kate alone at the school.
31st Dec '15 4:59:37 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Friends}}'' has this trope reversed a bit. Ross had freshly moved in to his new apartment, and got ostracized by all the other tennents because he didn't feel like giving a large check to help throw a retirement party for the janitor. Eventually, he gets sick of this and decides to throw a party to get everyone to like him. It happens to coincide with the very retirement party he didn't contribute to and even Phoebe, who he invited over, ended up at the janitor's party. Ross was arguably the jerk in this instance, even if you sympathize with his initial decision.
* ''TheOffice''--in "A Benihana Christmas" Angela's overbearing unpleasantness as head of the Party Planning Committee lead Karen and Pam to form the Committee for Planning Parties and plan a more fun party. Inverted in that the ones pulling the gambit are the protagonists.

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* ''{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' has this trope reversed a bit. Ross had freshly moved in to his new apartment, and got ostracized by all the other tennents because he didn't feel like giving a large check to help throw a retirement party for the janitor. Eventually, he gets sick of this and decides to throw a party to get everyone to like him. It happens to coincide with the very retirement party he didn't contribute to and even Phoebe, who he invited over, ended up at the janitor's party. Ross was arguably the jerk in this instance, even if you sympathize with his initial decision.
* ''TheOffice''--in ''Series/TheOfficeUS''--in "A Benihana Christmas" Angela's overbearing unpleasantness as head of the Party Planning Committee lead Karen and Pam to form the Committee for Planning Parties and plan a more fun party. Inverted in that the ones pulling the gambit are the protagonists.



* Greendale ''{{Community}}'' College decided to have a SadieHawkins dance. Britta, ever the activist, finds it sexist, and decides to hold a Sophie B. Hawkins dance at the same time. She meant Susan B Anthony, but refused to acknowledge her wrongness, and tried to hire a Sophie B Hawkins look-a-like to attend.

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* Greendale ''{{Community}}'' ''Series/{{Community}}'' College decided to have a SadieHawkins dance. Britta, ever the activist, finds it sexist, and decides to hold a Sophie B. Hawkins dance at the same time. She meant Susan B Anthony, but refused to acknowledge her wrongness, and tried to hire a Sophie B Hawkins look-a-like to attend.
15th Dec '15 3:49:49 PM Mozgwsloiku
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* Christmas, to pagan solstice celebrations. It worked.
19th Nov '15 4:36:20 PM nombretomado
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* This happened with Angelica's 13th birthday party and Savannah's party in ''AllGrownUp!''.

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* This happened with Angelica's 13th birthday party and Savannah's party in ''AllGrownUp!''.''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp''.



* ''HeyArnold'' has a near perfect example of "schedule a party against the AlphaBitch". Arnold is one of the few kids in their class that gets invited to Rhonda's "cool kids" party. Even Gerald doesn't, as Rhonda was worried he'd out-cool her. However her party is dull and Arnold is annoyed that most of his friends haven't been invited. So he leaves and throws an impromptu "geeks party" at his house. Everyone heads there attracted by the more fun atmosphere, eventually Rhonda shows up but she isn't allowed in until she declares herself a "geek" (for that night at least).

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* ''HeyArnold'' ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' has a near perfect example of "schedule a party against the AlphaBitch". Arnold is one of the few kids in their class that gets invited to Rhonda's "cool kids" party. Even Gerald doesn't, as Rhonda was worried he'd out-cool her. However her party is dull and Arnold is annoyed that most of his friends haven't been invited. So he leaves and throws an impromptu "geeks party" at his house. Everyone heads there attracted by the more fun atmosphere, eventually Rhonda shows up but she isn't allowed in until she declares herself a "geek" (for that night at least).
6th Nov '15 5:36:14 PM ANTMuddle
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** Sabrina ends up making a clone of herself to attend one party, and she goes to the cooler one. Because Libby asked her to. Already demonstrated in that episode these clones have brains of pudding. Sabrina got back just too late to stop it and just in time to spin it. That Halloween Sabrina was actually going to the ''lamer'' party - a family gathering.

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** Sabrina ends up making a clone of herself to attend one party, and she goes to the cooler one. Because Libby asked her to. Already demonstrated in that episode these clones have [[InsultToRocks brains of pudding.pudding]]. Sabrina got back just too late to stop it and just in time to spin it. That Halloween Sabrina was actually going to the ''lamer'' party - a family gathering.
15th May '15 10:07:33 AM StFan
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* ''Animation/{{Pucca}}'': Ring Ring held a party and invited everyone except for Pucca, who instead got a note stating she wasn't invited and that Ring Ring so wanted her not to show up she'd not even tell the day of the party. Ring Ring also told Pucca [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking not to wear the same dress as her during the party]]. Pucca and the chefs then held a party at the Goh Rong. Pucca invited everyone. That included Ring Ring but she didn't open the letter, assuming it was fan mail. Both parties were held at the same day and nobody showed up at Ring Ring's (other than the vagabonds but they just ate and left). After several attempts to ruin Pucca's party, Ring Ring finally read her invitation and learned Pucca wanted Ring Ring to tell the day of her party to avoid helding hers the same day.



* ''{{Pucca}}'': Ring Ring held a party and invited everyone except for Pucca, who instead got a note stating she wasn't invited and that Ring Ring so wanted her not to show up she'd not even tell the day of the party. Ring Ring also told Pucca [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking not to wear the same dress as her during the party]]. Pucca and the chefs then held a party at the Goh Rong. Pucca invited everyone. That included Ring Ring but she didn't open the letter, assuming it was fan mail. Both parties were held at the same day and nobody showed up at Ring Ring's (other than the vagabonds but they just ate and left). After several attempts to ruin Pucca's party, Ring Ring finally read her invitation and learned Pucca wanted Ring Ring to tell the day of her party to avoid helding hers the same day.

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* ''{{Pucca}}'': Ring Ring held a party and invited everyone except for Pucca, who instead got a note stating she wasn't invited and that Ring Ring so wanted her not to show up she'd not even tell the day of the party. Ring Ring also told Pucca [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking not to wear the same dress as her during the party]]. Pucca and the chefs then held a party at the Goh Rong. Pucca invited everyone. That included Ring Ring but she didn't open the letter, assuming it was fan mail. Both parties were held at the same day and nobody showed up at Ring Ring's (other than the vagabonds but they just ate and left). After several attempts to ruin Pucca's party, Ring Ring finally read her invitation and learned Pucca wanted Ring Ring to tell the day of her party to avoid helding hers the same day.



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20th Mar '14 4:39:20 PM foxley
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* TheOC reverses this by having Kaitlin throw a party on the night of the AlphaBitch's scheduled Sweet 16 with kegs. Everyone prefers her party.

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* TheOC ''Series/TheOC'' reverses this by having Kaitlin throw a party on the night of the AlphaBitch's scheduled Sweet 16 with kegs. Everyone prefers her party.



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