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10th Jul '17 5:17:14 PM JMQwilleran
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* While he attended Muggle primary school, ''Literature/HarryPotter'' was always picked last, but not because he wasn't any good. Nobody wanted Dudley's gang to think they liked him and end up getting beaten up for it.

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* While he attended Muggle primary school, ''Literature/HarryPotter'' was always picked last, but not because he wasn't any good. Nobody wanted Dudley's gang to think they liked him and end up getting beaten up for it. A bit ironic because had anyone had the guts to try picking him, it's very possible he would have been quite good, given how he ends up a natural at Quidditch.
12th Jun '17 2:18:45 PM SeanMurrayI
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** By the end of the song, the kid narrator stranded out in [[TitleDrop right field]] manages to [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming catch a fly ball on a big play]].

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** :: By the end of the song, the kid narrator stranded out in [[TitleDrop right field]] manages to [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming catch a fly ball on a big play]].
12th Jun '17 2:16:45 PM SeanMurrayI
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', during a flashback to Jay Sherman's childhood, shows him being skipped over in favor for a sickly kid with a gigantic neck brace. When Phil was the last kid left on the playground, the team captains picked the lunch lady, and "Phil, the Undercover Narc" over him.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', during a flashback to Jay Sherman's childhood, childhood shows him being skipped over in favor for of a sickly kid with wearing a gigantic large neck brace. When Phil was the last kid left on the playground, the team captains picked the lunch lady, and "Phil, the Undercover Narc" over him.
12th Jun '17 8:00:04 AM SeanMurrayI
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* ''TheCritic'' shows that Jay Sherman's childhood, already portrayed as rather miserable, also included this, being skipped over in favor for a sickly kid with a gigantic neck brace. When he was the last kid left on the playground, the team captains picked the lunch lady, and "Phil, the Undercover Narc" over him.
* ''TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' reveals that TheHunter Hoss Delgado used to be a pathetic dork with arms like wet noodles when he was younger, not at all like his HeroicBuild in present day (though strangely, he already had his chiseled jaw and eyepatch as a kid). As a child, he was picked last over a ''traffic cone'' with a tag reading "Kyle" on it. This got so bad that it continued INTO ADULTHOOD, with "Kyle" even being preferred by women over him. The final straw came when Kyle somehow managed to get a huge commission on a door-to-door salesman job that Hoss had, and Hoss immeditatly sprouted a new, muscular look to showcase his change in personality. When asked whatever happened to Kyle, Hoss just menacingly says that Kyle "is no longer a problem". We then see a quick shot of Kyle chained to a radiator in a dank basement.




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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'', during a flashback to Jay Sherman's childhood, shows him being skipped over in favor for a sickly kid with a gigantic neck brace. When Phil was the last kid left on the playground, the team captains picked the lunch lady, and "Phil, the Undercover Narc" over him.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' reveals that Hoss Delgado, as a child, was picked last over a ''traffic cone'' with a tag reading "Kyle" on it. This got so bad that it continued into adulthood, with "Kyle" even being preferred by women over him. The final straw came when Kyle somehow managed to get a huge commission on a door-to-door salesman job that Hoss had, and Hoss immediately sprouted a new, muscular look to showcase his change in personality.
11th Jun '17 10:33:41 PM SilentStranger
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* ''TheCritic'' shows that Jay Sherman's childhood, already portrayed as rather miserable, also included this, being skipped over in favor for a sickly kid with a gigantic neck brace. When he was the last kid left on the playground, the team captains picked the lunch lady, and "Phil, the Undercover Narc" over him.
* ''TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' reveals that TheHunter Hoss Delgado used to be a pathetic dork with arms like wet noodles when he was younger, not at all like his HeroicBuild in present day (though strangely, he already had his chiseled jaw and eyepatch as a kid). As a child, he was picked last over a ''traffic cone'' with a tag reading "Kyle" on it. This got so bad that it continued INTO ADULTHOOD, with "Kyle" even being preferred by women over him. The final straw came when Kyle somehow managed to get a huge commission on a door-to-door salesman job that Hoss had, and Hoss immeditatly sprouted a new, muscular look to showcase his change in personality. When asked whatever happened to Kyle, Hoss just menacingly says that Kyle "is no longer a problem". We then see a quick shot of Kyle chained to a radiator in a dank basement.
15th Mar '17 12:46:15 PM secretfan14
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* Because Kisaragi in ''Manga/GAGeijutsukaArtDesignClass'' is [[{{dojikko}} so clumsy]], she had this treatment even when it's ''badminton'' they're playing.

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* Because Kisaragi in ''Manga/GAGeijutsukaArtDesignClass'' is [[{{dojikko}} [[CuteClumsyGirl so clumsy]], she had this treatment even when it's ''badminton'' they're playing.
13th Mar '17 9:49:04 PM infernape612
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* Inverted on the second season of ''Worst Cooks In America'', where the two hosts picked the teams for ''each other''. Both were deliberately trying to saddle their rival with the worst of the worst. The last one chosen commented on this in a ConfessionCam, saying they chose to take this as a compliment... while [[LampshadeHanging Lampshading]] the fact they were still apparently "the best of the worst".

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* Inverted on the second season of ''Worst Cooks In America'', ''Series/WorstCooksInAmerica'', where the two hosts picked the teams for ''each other''. Both were deliberately trying to saddle their rival with the worst of the worst. The last one chosen commented on this in a ConfessionCam, saying they chose to take this as a compliment... while [[LampshadeHanging Lampshading]] the fact they were still apparently "the best of the worst".worst".
** In the premiere of the third season, Rachel was embarrassed about being picked last, having flashbacks of dodgeball. This suggests, however, that she didn't really understand the elimination process, in which one-by-one Anne and Bobby each picked a chef they wanted for their team and foisted one they didn't want on the other team. Her being in this position, while not the best, certainly at least indicated that they felt she had some potential, compared to some of the others. Otherwise, one of them would have foisted her off on their opponent a lot sooner.



* In the premiere of the third season of ''Series/WorstCooksInAmerica'', Rachel was embarrassed about being picked last, having flashbacks of dodgeball. This, suggests, however, that she didn't really understand the elimination process, in which one-by-one Anne and Bobby each picked a chef they wanted for their team and foisted one they didn't want on the other team. Her being in this position, while not the best, certainly at least indicated that they felt she had some potential, compared to some of the others. Otherwise, one of them would have foisted her off on their opponent a lot sooner.
10th Feb '17 4:12:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/FamilyMatters'': In the Season 3 episode "Making the Team," Urkel is demoted from the last man on the bench of a basketball team ... to water boy. However, when � during a game � every available substitute is injured and the team is down to just four players (and Eddie, one of the last players standing, reminds the coach that if he forfeits, he could be fired), the coach is forced to turn to the nerd. Urkel � prepared for the moment � doffs his nerdy clothes to reveal his uniform, and displaying amazing athletic ability, engineers an amazing comeback to win the game. (Jaleel White's real-life passion for basketball was later written in to several episodes about Urkel's "mysterious" basketball ability.)

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* ''Series/FamilyMatters'': In the Season 3 episode "Making the Team," Urkel is demoted from the last man on the bench of a basketball team ... to water boy. However, when -- during a game -- every available substitute is injured and the team is down to just four players (and Eddie, one of the last players standing, reminds the coach that if he forfeits, he could be fired), the coach is forced to turn to the nerd. Urkel -- prepared for the moment -- doffs his nerdy clothes to reveal his uniform, and displaying amazing athletic ability, engineers an amazing comeback to win the game. (Jaleel White's real-life passion for basketball was later written in to several episodes about Urkel's "mysterious" basketball ability.)
10th Feb '17 4:11:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/LittleGiants'': Not so much picked last but rather not being picked at all which kickstarts the plot. While for some of the characters it was understandable (Can't run very fast, can't catch the ball, afraid to take a hit, etc). One of the characters doesn't get picked simply because she's a girl despite the fact she's more than qualified to be on the team.

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* ''Film/LittleGiants'': Not so much picked last but rather not being picked at all which kickstarts the plot. While for some of the characters it was understandable (Can't run very fast, can't catch the ball, afraid to take a hit, etc). One of the characters doesn't get picked simply because she's a girl despite the fact she's more than qualified to be on the team.

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* ''Series/FamilyMatters'': In the Season 3 episode "Making the Team," Urkel is demoted from the last man on the bench of a basketball team ... to water boy. However, when during a game every available substitute is injured and the team is down to just four players (and Eddie, one of the last players standing, reminds the coach that if he forfeits, he could be fired), the coach is forced to turn to the nerd. Urkel prepared for the moment doffs his nerdy clothes to reveal his uniform, and displaying amazing athletic ability, engineers an amazing comeback to win the game. (Jaleel White's real-life passion for basketball was later written in to several episodes about Urkel's "mysterious" basketball ability.)

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* ''Series/FamilyMatters'': In the Season 3 episode "Making the Team," Urkel is demoted from the last man on the bench of a basketball team ... to water boy. However, when during a game every available substitute is injured and the team is down to just four players (and Eddie, one of the last players standing, reminds the coach that if he forfeits, he could be fired), the coach is forced to turn to the nerd. Urkel prepared for the moment doffs his nerdy clothes to reveal his uniform, and displaying amazing athletic ability, engineers an amazing comeback to win the game. (Jaleel White's real-life passion for basketball was later written in to several episodes about Urkel's "mysterious" basketball ability.)



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* Physical education teachers most often at the elementary school level often will take steps to discourage favoritism and eliminate the stigma that sometimes comes with an athletically untalented student being PickedLast. These range from "numbering off" students ("1," "2," "1," "2," "1," "2" ...) to arbitrarily determine teams, to having the perpetual "end of the bench kid" have his/her turn at choosing members of a team. As stated in the introduction, strange things have happened ... with the "untalented" kid sometimes making the game-winning play (or playing a key role therein), and the teacher pointing it out to teach a lesson.

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* Physical education teachers -- most often at the elementary school level -- often will take steps to discourage favoritism and eliminate the stigma that sometimes comes with an athletically untalented student being PickedLast. These range from "numbering off" students ("1," "2," "1," "2," "1," "2" ...) to arbitrarily determine teams, to having the perpetual "end of the bench kid" have his/her turn at choosing members of a team. As stated in the introduction, strange things have happened ... with the "untalented" kid sometimes making the game-winning play (or playing a key role therein), and the teacher pointing it out to teach a lesson.


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* ''ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}}'' comics suggest this happened to Peter Parker a lot, unsurprisingly. The "Skin Deep" story shows one of the few cases where this didn't happen to him, because the class had an even more obvious target for once.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Spider-Man}}'' ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' comics suggest this happened to Peter Parker a lot, unsurprisingly. The "Skin Deep" story shows one of the few cases where this didn't happen to him, because the class had an even more obvious target for once.
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