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3rd Jan '17 8:10:08 PM JMQwilleran
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* In the Disney ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' installments, Kanga sometimes uses this as a parenting tactic with Roo. For example, in the book ''Oh, Bother! Someone's Messy!'', after getting tired of always having to tell Roo to clean his room, she tells him he can just leave it however he wants. Roo thinks it's fun at first, but soon begins to think otherwise when he can't find anything in his messy room, then pays a visit to Piglet's place, which is always kept perfectly tidy. After this, and some help from the gang to clean his room, Roo even promises Kanga that he'll be more diligent about helping her to clean the entire house.
22nd Nov '16 4:13:51 AM LB7979
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* In ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'', [[GuileHero Aladdin]] and [[RebelliousPrincess Jasmine]] have a fight after the former allows [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor Iago]], the villain's former {{Mook}}, to live in the palace. Iago repays him with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgySIBaPRVM a song]] that encourages Jasmine to just [[AntiLoveSong give up on love]], while listing everything about Aladdin that she loves. She catches on, but gets his point and reconciles with Aladdin.
* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', Scar implores Simba not to visit the elephant graveyard and tells him that only the bravest of lions dare to go there, knowing full well that Simba's ego and curiosity will get the better of him.

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* In ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'', ''Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar'': [[GuileHero Aladdin]] and [[RebelliousPrincess Jasmine]] have a fight after the former allows [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor Iago]], the villain's former {{Mook}}, to live in the palace. Iago repays him with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgySIBaPRVM a song]] that encourages Jasmine to just [[AntiLoveSong give up on love]], while listing everything about Aladdin that she loves. She catches on, but gets his point and reconciles with Aladdin.
* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Scar implores Simba not to visit the elephant graveyard and tells him that only the bravest of lions dare to go there, knowing full well that Simba's ego and curiosity will get the better of him.him.
* ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'': Flynn tries to get rid of Rapunzel by using her fear of disobeying her mother, by encouraging her to do it:
-->'''Flynn:''' Overprotecting mother, forbidden road trip... But let me ease your conscience: this is part of growing up. A little rebellion, a little adventure. That's good, healthy even. [...] Does your mother deserve it? ''No.'' Would this break her heart and crush her soul? ''Of course.'' But you've just got to do it.
12th Nov '16 11:00:47 AM azul120
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** "A Twist of Ed": Edd gets the idea to use ReversePsychology to drive away the Kanker sisters by acting as [[StalkerWithACrush stalker-ish]] towards the girls as they do towards the boys. It works wonders until the Kankers notice Eddy, who's too nervous to pull it off, and then pretend to run away in fear to draw them closer. "It's a Reverse Reverse Psychology!!"

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** "A Twist of Ed": Edd gets the idea to use ReversePsychology Reverse Psychology to drive away the Kanker sisters by acting as [[StalkerWithACrush stalker-ish]] towards the girls as they do towards the boys. It works wonders until the Kankers notice Eddy, who's too nervous to pull it off, and then pretend to run away in fear to draw them closer. "It's a Reverse Reverse Psychology!!"



-->'''Dale:''' ReversePsychology. That'll never work.\\

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-->'''Dale:''' ReversePsychology.Reverse Psychology. That'll never work.\\



* WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo falls for this twice in an episode in which Suzie begs him to take her to the toy store. He catches on, saying that her ReversePsychology will not work on him. She agrees, which angers Johnny so much that he forcibly takes her just to prove her wrong.

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* WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo falls for this twice in an episode in which Suzie begs him to take her to the toy store. He catches on, saying that her ReversePsychology Reverse Psychology will not work on him. She agrees, which angers Johnny so much that he forcibly takes her just to prove her wrong.
11th Nov '16 2:26:22 PM luiz4200
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* ''Comicbook/LaffALympics'': Yogi tricks Huckleberry Hound into becoming their team's cook by claiming the latter isn't fit for the job.
5th Nov '16 11:51:56 AM StarTropes
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'' Episode II: ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' Count Dooku uses reverse psychology on the Jedi by telling them in a SarcasticConfession exactly what's going on with the Sith conspiracy. It backfires: they take the wise course of action and decide not to flat out believe it, but keep their eyes peeled.

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In ''Franchise/StarWars'' Episode II: ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', Count Dooku uses reverse psychology on the Jedi by telling them in a SarcasticConfession exactly what's going on with the Sith conspiracy. It backfires: they take the wise course of action and decide not to flat out believe it, but keep their eyes peeled.peeled.
** In ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', [[BigBad Palpatine]] is a master at making the Jedi do what he wants them to do. When he makes Anakin his representative on the Council, they grudgingly allow it but refuse to promote him to the rank of Master, thus getting him pissed off at them and making him easier to corrupt. Later, when Palpatine directs the Jedi to send Anakin to kill General Grievous, they send Obi-Wan instead, meaning that he's not on Coruscant to stop Anakin from falling to TheDarkSide.
23rd Oct '16 10:02:50 AM JoeMerl
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* On ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw,'' [[BornUnlucky Milo]]'s [[TheJinx awful luck]] can actual invoke this ''on reality,'' as seen in "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/MiloMurphysLawS1E03RootingForTheEnemy Rooting for the Enemy]]": when Milo cheers for his own football team they keep losing, but when he (at first jokingly) cheers for their opponents, the tide suddenly turns until his team wins.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw,'' [[BornUnlucky Milo]]'s [[TheJinx awful luck]] can actual invoke this ''on reality,'' as seen in "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/MiloMurphysLawS1E03RootingForTheEnemy "[[Recap/MiloMurphysLawS1E03RootingForTheEnemy Rooting for the Enemy]]": when Milo cheers for his own football team they keep losing, but when he (at first jokingly) cheers for their opponents, the tide suddenly turns until his team wins.turns.
23rd Oct '16 10:01:35 AM JoeMerl
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* On ''WesternAnimation/MiloMurphysLaw,'' [[BornUnlucky Milo]]'s [[TheJinx awful luck]] can actual invoke this ''on reality,'' as seen in "[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/MiloMurphysLawS1E03RootingForTheEnemy Rooting for the Enemy]]": when Milo cheers for his own football team they keep losing, but when he (at first jokingly) cheers for their opponents, the tide suddenly turns until his team wins.



* When the {{Hatedom}} is even louder than the fandom, it can actually be the ''cause'' of its popularity. For example, if it weren't for all the parodies mocking "Friday", no one would have ever heard of Music/RebeccaBlack.

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* When the {{Hatedom}} is even louder than the fandom, it can actually be the ''cause'' of its popularity. For example, if it weren't for all the parodies mocking "Friday", "Friday," no one would have ever heard of Music/RebeccaBlack.
20th Oct '16 2:09:23 PM Beedle
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* In ''Videogame/FalloutNewVegas'', you meet Sammy and Pauline Wins, an aspiring OutlawCouple who plan to go on a crime spree through the New Vegas Strip with a stolen antique gun. With a high enough Speech skill, you can get them to abandon their plan, not by pointing out its flaws, but by telling them it's a great idea and letting Pauline figure out the rest herself:
-->'''The Courier''': That's the greatest plan I've ever heard in my entire life.\\
'''Pauline''': Really? You think so? We've only got the one gun, and there's two of us... and we've never done anything like this before... We've never been on the Strip, either, so we don't know how many guards the casinos have. And I keep having these nightmares... What are we thinking? We're gonna get ourselves killed!
6th Oct '16 2:35:07 AM foxley
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* In ''Film/TheUncanny'', Lucy tells Angela not to step inside the circle because it might be dangerous, knowing that it will cause Angela to do exactly that.
27th Sep '16 6:43:07 PM Premonition45
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': "Shore Leave", Spock persuades Kirk to take time for [[TitleDrop shore leave]] by making him think he ''shouldn't''.
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': Troi and Riker do something similar to Picard, persuading him to spend time on Risa in "Captain's Holiday".



--->'''Homer:''' ''[reading]'' Cosby's First Law of Inter-generational Perversity: No matter what you tell your child to do, he will always do the opposite. Huh?\\

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--->'''Homer:''' -->'''Homer:''' ''[reading]'' Cosby's First Law of Inter-generational Perversity: No matter what you tell your child to do, he will always do the opposite. Huh?\\



** Chief Wiggum tries his hand when trying to persuade Bart, Skinner and Krabbappel, who have barricaded themselves in the school, to surrender themselves ("Fine, stay in the school! We don't want you to come out!"). It doesn't work ("Okay!").

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** In "Grade School Confidential", Chief Wiggum tries his hand when trying to persuade Bart, Skinner and Krabbappel, who have barricaded themselves in the school, to surrender themselves ("Fine, stay in the school! We don't want you to come out!"). It doesn't work ("Okay!").



** When retired cowboy actor Buck [=McCoy=], upon being wheedled to reprise his role, tells Bart and Lisa, "The last city-slickers to use reverse psychology on me are pushing up daisies!" ("They're dead?" "No, they just got really lousy jobs...")
** Homer tries to use reverse psychology on a toucan. It doesn't work, for precisely the same reasons that it wouldn't work on the toucans in the real world.

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** In "The Lastest Gun In The West", When retired cowboy actor Buck [=McCoy=], upon being wheedled to reprise his role, tells Bart and Lisa, "The last city-slickers to use reverse psychology on me are pushing up daisies!" ("They're dead?" "No, they just got really lousy jobs...")
** In "Sweets and Sour Marge", Homer tries to use reverse psychology on a toucan. It doesn't work, [[RealityEnsues for precisely the same reasons that it wouldn't work on the toucans in the real world.world]].



--->'''Bart:''' You're absolutely right, Dad. We don't need a baby-sitter.\\

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--->'''Bart:''' -->'''Bart:''' You're absolutely right, Dad. We don't need a baby-sitter.\\
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