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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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10th Feb '17 4:11:00 AM Morgenthaler
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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.
10th Feb '17 4:10:50 AM Morgenthaler
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20th Aug '16 5:47:30 PM nombretomado
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* Raistlin from the {{Dragonlance}} series apparently had this happen to him (due to his frailness) whenever he tried to play physical games with his twin brother and his friends. He eventually just stopped playing with them.

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* Raistlin from the {{Dragonlance}} Literature/{{Dragonlance}} series apparently had this happen to him (due to his frailness) whenever he tried to play physical games with his twin brother and his friends. He eventually just stopped playing with them.
17th Jul '16 1:40:42 PM billybobfred
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[[caption-width-right:350:The {{Cloudcuckoolander}} or nobody? Tough decision...]]
9th Jul '16 8:45:32 PM SeanMurrayI
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-->'''[[TheDitz Fay]]:''' Ummm...you'd get picked last for the basketball team?

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-->'''[[TheDitz Fay]]:''' -->'''Fay:''' Ummm...you'd get picked last for the basketball team?
9th Jul '16 8:05:47 PM CrazyLegs2
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-->'''[[TheDitz Fay]]''' Ummm...you'd get picked last for the basketball team?

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-->'''[[TheDitz Fay]]''' Fay]]:''' Ummm...you'd get picked last for the basketball team?
9th Jul '16 8:04:38 PM CrazyLegs2
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* On ''Series/{{Wings}}'', after Helen marries Antonio [[CitizenshipMarriage to help him get a green card]], she learns that she could potentially go to prison for doing so:
-->'''Helen:''' I could go to prison! Do you know what would happen to a little thing like me in prison?
-->'''[[TheDitz Fay]]''' Ummm...you'd get picked last for the basketball team?
4th Jul '16 8:33:49 PM ZootyCutie94
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' episode "Every Knight Has Its Day" plays for a variation of the idea. During the game of Murpball, Mixadel chooses all of his team members first. Naturally, he chooses all of the buff and imposing students, leaving the smaller and wimpier ones for Camillot's team, including one that's so tiny ''the ball is bigger than him''.
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