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25th May '17 2:59:06 PM AgProv
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* A prisoner in a British jail once attempted to fake jaundice so as to get a transfer to a prison hospital. He chose to industriously apply neon-yellow highlighter pens to his entire body to fake the classic skin discolouration. Medical staff were not deceived as his skin went such a vivid yellow colour that anyone with ''that'' degree of jaundice would be dead on the spot. But they gave full marks for creative imagination.
8th May '17 3:53:41 PM StarTropes
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* This is, of course, the entire impetus to the plot of ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''...

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* This is, of course, the entire impetus to the plot of ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''...''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''. He even explains how to do it.
--> "The key to faking out the parents is the clammy hands. It's a god non-specific symptom, and I'm a big believer in it. A lot of people will tell you that a good phony fever is a dead lock, but, ah...you get a nervous mother, and you could end up in the doctor's office, and that's worse than school. You fake a stomach cramp, and while you're bent over moaning and wailing, you lick your palms. It's a little childish and stupid, but then again, so's high school."
29th Apr '17 2:50:01 PM RockRaider
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BadDog episode "Nurse Barky", Penelope and some of her friends pretend to be sick to get out of school to go to The Hair Scrunchie Barn at the mall. However, Little Vic and Berkeley believe Penelope really IS sick, and try every remedy they can think of to cure her, which ultimately results in Berkeley [[spoiler:infecting her with poison ivy]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/BadDog ''WesternAnimation/BadDog'' episode "Nurse Barky", Penelope and some of her friends pretend to be sick to get out of school to go to The Hair Scrunchie Barn at the mall. However, Little Vic and Berkeley believe Penelope really IS sick, and try every remedy they can think of to cure her, which ultimately results in Berkeley [[spoiler:infecting her with poison ivy]].
29th Apr '17 2:49:21 PM RockRaider
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** In "Arthur Goes Crosswire", Arthur finds Muffy's boat boring as he didn't see animals and Buster suggests he play sick to avoid doing it again the next day and he thinks it's a good idea, until Prunella and Sue Ellen want to join in to see if it's fancy, BUster says that Arthur is sick, but Arthur states he "got better".

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** In "Arthur Goes Crosswire", Arthur finds Muffy's boat boring as he didn't see animals and Buster suggests he play sick to avoid doing it again the next day and he thinks it's a good idea, until Prunella and Sue Ellen want to join in to see if it's fancy, BUster Buster says that Arthur is sick, but Arthur states he "got better".better".
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BadDog episode "Nurse Barky", Penelope and some of her friends pretend to be sick to get out of school to go to The Hair Scrunchie Barn at the mall. However, Little Vic and Berkeley believe Penelope really IS sick, and try every remedy they can think of to cure her, which ultimately results in Berkeley [[spoiler:infecting her with poison ivy]].
18th Apr '17 5:36:49 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''StrawberryShortcake'', Strawberry finds a fairy with a hurt wing and offers to take care of her until her wing heals. The fairy takes advantage of Strawberry's hospitality and all the attention her friends dote on her, pretending she can't fly even after her wing has healed.

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* In one episode of ''StrawberryShortcake'', ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'', Strawberry finds a fairy with a hurt wing and offers to take care of her until her wing heals. The fairy takes advantage of Strawberry's hospitality and all the attention her friends dote on her, pretending she can't fly even after her wing has healed.
29th Mar '17 2:54:07 PM LaurelHS
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* ''Film/ThirteenDays'': During the UsefulNotes/CubanMissileCrisis, Press Secretary Pierre Salinger, who is LockedOutOfTheLoop, is told that the next day the president's going to have a cold. He isn't told anything else, except how bad it is is up to him. The reason is that Kennedy needs to get back to Washington so he can deal with he crisis without letting on what's going on.

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* ''Film/ThirteenDays'': During the UsefulNotes/CubanMissileCrisis, Press Secretary Pierre Salinger, who is LockedOutOfTheLoop, is told that the next day the president's going to have a cold. He isn't told anything else, except how bad it is is up to him. The reason is that Kennedy needs to get back to Washington so he can deal with he the crisis without letting on what's going on.
3rd Mar '17 8:41:33 PM Unicorndance
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* In an episode of ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' entitled "Cat Addams", the Addamses hire a vet to look at Kitty Cat the lion, but the vet is too scared to. In order to make him braver, Morticia and Gomez have Fester, Thing, and Cousin Itt play sick so the vet can treat them and they can pretend to get better so he'd think he was amazing.


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** In "April Ninth", there's a fire at Lakewood Elementary burns down and Arthur pretends to have a sore throat because he fears his father will be in a fire if he goes to deliver a cake to another school and he knows that his dad wouldn't leave if Arthur had a sore throat as then he'd think he was sick and given him a special kind of [[SoupIsMedicine chicken soup]] that only he can make. However, Mr Read sees through the ruse and reassures him that schools are usually safe places and the fire at Lakewood was a one-off.
** In "Arthur Goes Crosswire", Arthur finds Muffy's boat boring as he didn't see animals and Buster suggests he play sick to avoid doing it again the next day and he thinks it's a good idea, until Prunella and Sue Ellen want to join in to see if it's fancy, BUster says that Arthur is sick, but Arthur states he "got better".


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** In "It Ain't Easy Being Breezies", Fluttershy looks after a flock of Breezies (tiny winged creatures who fly on the breeze), and their leader Seabreeze wants them to get home, but the others want to stick around so they pretend to have colds.
2nd Mar '17 11:25:32 AM HeroicJay
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** Subverted in a strip. Calvin won't get up because he's too sick to go to school. His mother mentions that it's Saturday and he won't miss school, but Calvin's only response is to curl up further in his blankets and mutter "I know". [[OOCISSeriousBusiness Cue final scene of his frantic mother dashing to the phone to call a doctor.]]

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** Subverted in a strip. Calvin won't get up because he's too sick to go to school.sick. His mother mentions that it's Saturday and he won't miss school, but Calvin's only response is to curl up further in his blankets and mutter "I know". [[OOCISSeriousBusiness Cue final scene of his frantic mother dashing to the phone to call a doctor.]]
26th Feb '17 11:04:46 AM jamespolk
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* In ''Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant'', the 12th film in the ''Film/DrKildare'' series, the PatientOfTheWeek is a newlywed woman with a sudden and inexplicable case of total amnesia. Turns out she's faking it to get out of her marriage.

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* In ''Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant'', the 12th film in the ''Film/DrKildare'' Film/DrKildare series, the PatientOfTheWeek is a newlywed woman with a sudden and inexplicable case of total amnesia. Turns out she's faking it to get out of her marriage.marriage.
* In ''Film/BoredOfEducation'', a short film featuring Film/TheLittleRascals, Alfalfa fakes a toothache, complete with a balloon mimicking a swollen jaw, to get out of school. The teacher' on to him, though.
24th Jan '17 5:34:50 AM VicGeorge2011
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* Jokey Smurf does it at least twice in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'': once in "Jokey's Funny Bone" in order to get attention, and another time in "Calling Doctor Smurf" in order to make Dabbler feel useful as a doctor.

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* Jokey Smurf does it at least twice in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'': once in "Jokey's Funny Bone" in order to get attention, and another time in "Calling Doctor Smurf" in order to make Dabbler feel useful as a doctor. Although in the latter case, Jokey actually became sick when it turned out that he was allergic to the pink paint he used to make himself and several other Smurfs look like they came down with a sickness.
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