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25th Jun '16 3:12:54 PM SeanMurrayI
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* An early episode of ''Series/TheWonderYears'' had the final two kids left to pick from being Paul Pfiefer and another student played by [[HilariousInHindsight Dustin]] [[Series/SavedByTheBell Diamond]] on numerous occasions. The episode's main focus, however, was on Paul's love for playing basketball and sheer lack of ability, which would make him one of the most undesirable players to have on a team. Kevin's protests to Coach Cutlip about how unfair the captain system is have the adverse affect of earning him a spot as a team captain. He decides use his position to pick all of the least talented kids for his team. This also led to a kid with a noticeably athletic build being the last pick, behind a nerd who was half his size.

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* An early episode of ''Series/TheWonderYears'' had the final two kids left to pick from being Paul Pfiefer and another student played by [[HilariousInHindsight Dustin]] [[Series/SavedByTheBell Diamond]] on numerous occasions. The episode's main focus, however, focus was on Paul's love for playing basketball and sheer lack of ability, which would make him one of the most undesirable players to have on a team. Kevin's Kevin protests to Coach Cutlip about how unfair the captain system is have the adverse affect of earning him a spot as getting himself named a team captain. He decides use captain for a day. Kevin uses his position to pick all of the least talented kids for his team. This team, which also led lead to a kid with a noticeably an great athletic build being the last pick, behind a nerd runt who was half his size.
25th Jun '16 3:05:44 PM SeanMurrayI
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* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', during a particularly bad day Calvin was not only picked last but the two team captains fought over who ot stuck with him.

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* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', during a particularly bad day Calvin was not only picked last but the two team captains fought over who ot was stuck with him.
25th Jun '16 8:59:45 AM Hanz
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* In ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', during a particularly bad day Calvin was not only picked last but the two team captains fought over who ot stuck with him.
19th May '16 6:02:03 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* An early episode of ''Series/TheWonderYears'' had the final two kids left to pick from being Paul Pfiefer and another student played by [[HilariousInHindsight Dustin]] [[SavedByTheBell Diamond]] on numerous occasions. The episode's main focus, however, was on Paul's love for playing basketball and sheer lack of ability, which would make him one of the most undesirable players to have on a team. Kevin's protests to Coach Cutlip about how unfair the captain system is have the adverse affect of earning him a spot as a team captain. He decides use his position to pick all of the least talented kids for his team. This also led to a kid with a noticeably athletic build being the last pick, behind a nerd who was half his size.

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* An early episode of ''Series/TheWonderYears'' had the final two kids left to pick from being Paul Pfiefer and another student played by [[HilariousInHindsight Dustin]] [[SavedByTheBell [[Series/SavedByTheBell Diamond]] on numerous occasions. The episode's main focus, however, was on Paul's love for playing basketball and sheer lack of ability, which would make him one of the most undesirable players to have on a team. Kevin's protests to Coach Cutlip about how unfair the captain system is have the adverse affect of earning him a spot as a team captain. He decides use his position to pick all of the least talented kids for his team. This also led to a kid with a noticeably athletic build being the last pick, behind a nerd who was half his size.
25th Apr '16 8:30:40 PM SirVancelot131
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* In the final episode of each season of ''Series/HellsKitchen'', the two finalists get to pick who will cook for them during the final service from a selection of contestants that were eliminated previously. Expect whichever chef is picked last to require some serious soothing to their ego, if they just don't outright phone it in during the service. The prize for the final challenge is usually getting first pick of the returning chefs, meaning that you avoid getting the last pick as well. Though this doesn't guarantee 100% that the ''second''-to-last pick isn't going to be bitter either.

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* In the final episode of each season of ''Series/HellsKitchen'', the two finalists get to pick who will cook for them during the final service from a selection of contestants that were eliminated previously. Expect whichever chef is picked last to require some serious soothing to their ego, if they just don't outright phone it in during the service.service, though there were exceptions to this. The prize for the final challenge is usually getting first pick of the returning chefs, meaning that you avoid getting the last pick as well. Though this doesn't guarantee 100% that the ''second''-to-last pick isn't going to be bitter either.


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** In relation to a bitter second-to-last pick, in Season 5, Carol was quite bitter that she wasn't picked before Andrea or LA, even though both of them were more consistent than her. She ended up being Danny's final pick only because he didn't want to be stuck with [[ButtMonkey Lacey]] for obvious reasons.
19th Mar '16 7:19:36 PM SeanMurrayI
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* This happens on the similar show ''Masterchef'', where, for team challenges, the two team captains choose their cooks. The last person picked always gets a ConfessionCam shot immediately after being picked with how they reacted to being picked last. Some shrug it off, some take it personally, and a couple get indignant and pissy, even if they performed the worst in the challenge to determine the team captains or have a record of poorly cooked dishes.

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* This happens on the similar show ''Masterchef'', where, for team challenges, the two team captains choose their cooks. The last person picked always gets a ConfessionCam shot immediately after being picked with how they reacted to being picked last. Some shrug it off, some take it personally, and a couple get indignant and pissy, even if they performed the worst in the challenge to determine the team captains or have a record of poorly cooked dishes.
19th Mar '16 2:07:40 PM nombretomado
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* On ''TheBigBangTheory'', after Penny and Leonard break up, Sheldon is asked whether he's on "Team Penny" or "Team Leonard." He answers, "Whichever team picks last," since that's how it happened when he was in high school (unless there was a kid in a wheelchair).
* Bill from ''FreaksAndGeeks'' had a history of being picked last. This actually drove him to ''prank call his gym teacher!'' After his teacher finds out he was the one who made the call, Bill is [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming awarded the opportunity to captain a team for a day]].
* An early episode of ''TheWonderYears'' had the final two kids left to pick from being Paul Pfiefer and another student played by [[HilariousInHindsight Dustin]] [[SavedByTheBell Diamond]] on numerous occasions. The episode's main focus, however, was on Paul's love for playing basketball and sheer lack of ability, which would make him one of the most undesirable players to have on a team. Kevin's protests to Coach Cutlip about how unfair the captain system is have the adverse affect of earning him a spot as a team captain. He decides use his position to pick all of the least talented kids for his team. This also led to a kid with a noticeably athletic build being the last pick, behind a nerd who was half his size.
* In the final episode of each season of ''HellsKitchen'', the two finalists get to pick who will cook for them during the final service from a selection of contestants that were eliminated previously. Expect whichever chef is picked last to require some serious soothing to their ego, if they just don't outright phone it in during the service. The prize for the final challenge is usually getting first pick of the returning chefs, meaning that you avoid getting the last pick as well. Though this doesn't guarantee 100% that the ''second''-to-last pick isn't going to be bitter either.

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* On ''TheBigBangTheory'', ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', after Penny and Leonard break up, Sheldon is asked whether he's on "Team Penny" or "Team Leonard." He answers, "Whichever team picks last," since that's how it happened when he was in high school (unless there was a kid in a wheelchair).
* Bill from ''FreaksAndGeeks'' ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks'' had a history of being picked last. This actually drove him to ''prank call his gym teacher!'' After his teacher finds out he was the one who made the call, Bill is [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming awarded the opportunity to captain a team for a day]].
* An early episode of ''TheWonderYears'' ''Series/TheWonderYears'' had the final two kids left to pick from being Paul Pfiefer and another student played by [[HilariousInHindsight Dustin]] [[SavedByTheBell Diamond]] on numerous occasions. The episode's main focus, however, was on Paul's love for playing basketball and sheer lack of ability, which would make him one of the most undesirable players to have on a team. Kevin's protests to Coach Cutlip about how unfair the captain system is have the adverse affect of earning him a spot as a team captain. He decides use his position to pick all of the least talented kids for his team. This also led to a kid with a noticeably athletic build being the last pick, behind a nerd who was half his size.
* In the final episode of each season of ''HellsKitchen'', ''Series/HellsKitchen'', the two finalists get to pick who will cook for them during the final service from a selection of contestants that were eliminated previously. Expect whichever chef is picked last to require some serious soothing to their ego, if they just don't outright phone it in during the service. The prize for the final challenge is usually getting first pick of the returning chefs, meaning that you avoid getting the last pick as well. Though this doesn't guarantee 100% that the ''second''-to-last pick isn't going to be bitter either.



** Also happens on the similar show ''Masterchef'', where, for team challenges, the two team captains choose their cooks. The last person picked always gets a ConfessionCam shot immediately after being picked with how they reacted to being picked last. Some shrug it off, some take it personally, and a couple get indignant and pissy, even if they performed the worst in the challenge to determine the team captains or have a record of poorly cooked dishes.
* On ''HannahMontana'', this happens to Miley in every gym class and is the setup for the episode "Cuffs Will Keep Us Together." As her alter-ego, Hannah Montana, she has the coordination to dance on stage (sometimes in high heels and usually while singing, no less), but when it comes to sports, she's unable to do things like catch a ball [[TheKlutz without using her face]].

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** Also * This happens on the similar show ''Masterchef'', where, for team challenges, the two team captains choose their cooks. The last person picked always gets a ConfessionCam shot immediately after being picked with how they reacted to being picked last. Some shrug it off, some take it personally, and a couple get indignant and pissy, even if they performed the worst in the challenge to determine the team captains or have a record of poorly cooked dishes.
* On ''HannahMontana'', ''Series/HannahMontana'', this happens to Miley in every gym class and is the setup for the episode "Cuffs Will Keep Us Together." As her alter-ego, Hannah Montana, she has the coordination to dance on stage (sometimes in high heels and usually while singing, no less), but when it comes to sports, she's unable to do things like catch a ball [[TheKlutz without using her face]].



* In a casual basketball game in ''TheFamousJettJackson'', J.B. gave up and left when a kid with a broken arm was picked ahead of him.
* Happens to Rachel in the ''{{Friends}}'' episode "The One With the Football".

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* In a casual basketball game in ''TheFamousJettJackson'', ''Series/TheFamousJettJackson'', J.B. gave up and left when a kid with a broken arm was picked ahead of him.
* Happens to Rachel in the ''{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' episode "The One With the Football".



* ''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.)
* ''PairOfKings'': Before any team captain would pick either of the titular Kings at school, they'd pick the girl walking on crutches and the janitor.

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* ''FamilyMatters'': ''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.)
* ''PairOfKings'': ''Series/PairOfKings'': Before any team captain would pick either of the titular Kings at school, they'd pick the girl walking on crutches and the janitor.
13th Feb '16 10:38:51 PM Adept
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* In ''WebVideo/{{Smosh|Games}}'''s 2015 Summer and Winter games, Jovenshire is always picked last, to cement his status as the group's ButtMonkey.
20th Jan '16 6:20:30 PM Adept
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* In ''MagicalDiary'', if you tell Ellen that she doesn't ''have'' to sign up for the Sports Club, she gets annoyed and mentions that people were never eager to pick her for their team, even when she was really good at the sport in question. However, it doesn't seem to have been quite as bad as "always last".
* How you start off in ''[[VideoGame/TonyHawksUnderGround Tony Hawk's Underground 2]]'': before the World Destruction Tour starts, Tony and Bam Margera start picking their team members. Since you're the least experienced of the pros they got (Bam even calls you a noob), you're left as a last pick for Bam along with Paulie "Wheels of Fury" Ryan, a 10-year-old kid in a full-body cast riding a motor-powered wheelchair. As it turns out, Paulie is just the kind of bastard Bam needs, so Tony is forced to take you in and prove Bam wrong for passing you up.

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* In ''MagicalDiary'', ''VisualNovel/MagicalDiary'', if you tell Ellen that she doesn't ''have'' to sign up for the Sports Club, she gets annoyed and mentions that people were never eager to pick her for their team, even when she was really good at the sport in question. However, it doesn't seem to have been quite as bad as "always last".
* How you start off in ''[[VideoGame/TonyHawksUnderGround Tony Hawk's Underground 2]]'': ''VideoGame/TonyHawksUnderGround 2'': before the World Destruction Tour starts, Tony and Bam Margera start picking their team members. Since you're the least experienced of the pros they got (Bam even calls you a noob), you're left as a last pick for Bam along with Paulie "Wheels of Fury" Ryan, a 10-year-old kid in a full-body cast riding a motor-powered wheelchair. As it turns out, Paulie is just the kind of bastard Bam needs, so Tony is forced to take you in and prove Bam wrong for passing you up.
11th Jan '16 1:20:42 PM phoenix
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* Senegalese [[TheBeautifulGame Association Football]] player El Hadji Diouf, while with Liverpool FC during the 2002/03 (following his appearance in the 2002 World Cup) and 2003/04 seasons, became so unpopular due to both his attitude and a lack of goals scored in competitive fixtures (which is exceptionally poor for someone intended to play in a striker's position) that teammate Jamie Carragher attested to Diouf always being the last one picked during training and team practice.

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* Senegalese [[TheBeautifulGame Association Football]] UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball player El Hadji Diouf, while with Liverpool FC during the 2002/03 (following his appearance in the 2002 World Cup) and 2003/04 seasons, became so unpopular due to both his attitude and a lack of goals scored in competitive fixtures (which is exceptionally poor for someone intended to play in a striker's position) that teammate Jamie Carragher attested to Diouf always being the last one picked during training and team practice.
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