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22nd Nov '15 10:58:44 AM nombretomado
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-->-- ''FoxTrot''
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25th Oct '15 8:50:57 PM Micah
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* In a police drama, a father tries to keep her daughter from entering the police force by telling her that she should, thinking that it is just a phase for her and she just says she wants to be one to spite him. She doesn't.
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* %%* In a police drama, a father tries to keep her daughter from entering the police force by telling her that she should, thinking that it is just a phase for her and she just says she wants to be one to spite him. She doesn't.
14th Oct '15 12:30:30 AM Chabal2
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** And another (sort of): --> '''Andy:''' Roger, money is pretty tight this month. Don't get me anything expensive for my birthday, okay?\\ '''Roger:''' Okay. (leaves)\\ '''Andy:''' YOU COULD HAVE ARGUED THE POINT A LITTLE! [[note]]For the record, Roger is a husband who thinks a spatula is a good ValentinesDay gift because his wife'd been wanting one for years[[/note]]
8th Jun '15 6:36:14 AM TrustBen
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[[AC: Film Animated]] * In ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'', when trying to convince Max to go on the fishing trip, Goofy resorts to using reverse psychology, pitifully talking about how he's going to do everything ''"all alone."'' Max's response is to shrug and say "I guess so." [[AC: Literature]] * In Literature/{{Discworld}}'s ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', Vetinari tries to use reverse psychology to get Vimes to work on a politically sensitive case; he does this by absolutely forbidding Vimes from working on it. This almost completely backfires, with Vimes going through a HeroicBSOD and drinking himself to near-death. He would have worked on the case tirelessly without Vetinari's interference, giving Vetinari a shockingly out-of-character NiceJobBreakingItHero. To Vetinari's credit, he almost immediately realizes he pushed Vimes too far when Vimes fails to punch the wall on his way out of the office. [[AC: Live-Action TV]]

* [=GLaDOS=] from ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' tries this a lot. Unfortunately she doesn't know much about the human psyche, and her intentions are very, very transparent.
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* [=GLaDOS=] from ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' In the ''Series/ILoveLucy'' episode "Stage Fright", Ethel tries this reverse psychology on Little Ricky, who is reluctant to play his drums. After a lot. Unfortunately moment, she doesn't know much about comes out of his room. -->'''Lucy''': Did it work? -->'''Ethel''': Well, sort of. I said, "Little Ricky, you don't want to play those nasty old drums, do you?" and he said, "No." * In the human psyche, and her intentions ''Series/GetSomeIn'' episode "End of Basic Training", the RAF recruits are very, very transparent.being assigned to new posts after their basic training has finished. After seeing his three friends get assigned against their will to a nursing course, Teddy boy Jakey Smith decides to tell the Squadron Leader making the assignments that he really wants to study nursing, assuming that his "request" will also be ignored. To his horror, the Squadron Leader is delighted, as he had Jakey in mind for nursing all along. [[AC: Newspaper Comics]]

* In Literature/{{Discworld}}'s ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', Vetinari tries to use reverse psychology to get Vimes to work on a politically sensitive case; he does this by absolutely forbidding Vimes from working on it. This almost completely backfires, with Vimes going through a HeroicBSOD and drinking himself to near-death. He would have worked on the case tirelessly without Vetinari's interference, giving Vetinari a shockingly out-of-character NiceJobBreakingItHero. To Vetinari's credit, he almost immediately realizes he pushed Vimes too far when Vimes fails to punch the wall on his way out of the office.
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[[AC: Video Games]] * In Literature/{{Discworld}}'s ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', Vetinari [=GLaDOS=] from ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' tries to use reverse psychology to get Vimes to work on a politically sensitive case; he does this by absolutely forbidding Vimes from working on it. This almost completely backfires, with Vimes going through a HeroicBSOD lot. Unfortunately she doesn't know much about the human psyche, and drinking himself to near-death. He would have worked on the case tirelessly without Vetinari's interference, giving Vetinari a shockingly out-of-character NiceJobBreakingItHero. To Vetinari's credit, he almost immediately realizes he pushed Vimes too far when Vimes fails to punch the wall on his way out of the office.her intentions are very, very transparent. [[AC: Web Animation]]

* In Literature/{{Discworld}}'s ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', Vetinari tries to use reverse psychology to get Vimes to work on a politically sensitive case; he does this by absolutely forbidding Vimes from working on it. This almost completely backfires, with Vimes going through a HeroicBSOD and drinking himself to near-death. He would have worked on the case tirelessly without Vetinari's interference, giving Vetinari a shockingly out-of-character NiceJobBreakingItHero. To Vetinari's credit, he almost immediately realizes he pushed Vimes too far when Vimes fails to punch the wall on his way out of the office. [[AC: Western Animation]]

* In Literature/{{Discworld}}'s ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', Vetinari tries to use reverse psychology to get Vimes to work on a politically sensitive case; he does this by absolutely forbidding Vimes from working on it. This almost completely backfires, with Vimes going through a HeroicBSOD and drinking himself to near-death. He would have worked on the case tirelessly without Vetinari's interference, giving Vetinari a shockingly out-of-character NiceJobBreakingItHero. To Vetinari's credit, he almost immediately realizes he pushed Vimes too far when Vimes fails to punch the wall on his way out of the office.

* In the ''Series/ILoveLucy'' episode "Stage Fright", Ethel tries reverse psychology on Little Ricky, who is reluctant to play his drums. After a moment, she comes out of his room. -->'''Lucy''': Did it work? -->'''Ethel''': Well, sort of. I said, "Little Ricky, you don't want to play those nasty old drums, do you?" and he said, "No." * In the ''Series/GetSomeIn'' episode "End of Basic Training", the RAF recruits are being assigned to new posts after their basic training has finished. After seeing his three friends get assigned against their will to a nursing course, Teddy boy Jakey Smith decides to tell the Squadron Leader making the assignments that he really wants to study nursing, assuming that his "request" will also be ignored. To his horror, the Squadron Leader is delighted, as he had Jakey in mind for nursing all along. * In ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'', when trying to convince Max to go on the fishing trip, Goofy resorts to using reverse psychology, pitifully talking about how he's going to do everything ''"all alone."'' Max's response is to shrug and say "I guess so."
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* In the ''Series/ILoveLucy'' episode "Stage Fright", Ethel tries reverse psychology on Little Ricky, who is reluctant to play his drums. After a moment, she comes out of his room. -->'''Lucy''': Did it work? -->'''Ethel''': Well, sort of. I said, "Little Ricky, you don't want to play those nasty old drums, do you?" and he said, "No." * In the ''Series/GetSomeIn'' episode "End of Basic Training", the RAF recruits are being assigned to new posts after their basic training has finished. After seeing his three friends get assigned against their will to a nursing course, Teddy boy Jakey Smith decides to tell the Squadron Leader making the assignments that he really wants to study nursing, assuming that his "request" will also be ignored. To his horror, the Squadron Leader is delighted, as he had Jakey in mind for nursing all along. * In ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'', when trying to convince Max to go on the fishing trip, Goofy resorts to using reverse psychology, pitifully talking about how he's going to do everything ''"all alone."'' Max's response is to shrug and say "I guess so."
30th Apr '15 8:09:56 PM nombretomado
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** Another strip had Jason and Peter arguing over which movie to rent. Peter tries to pull the BugsBunny "DuckSeasonRabbitSeason" trick, and says the name of the movie Jason wants, with the idea that Jason will then reflexively argue for Peter's movie. Instead, Jason simply says, "Oh good, we agree."
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** Another strip had Jason and Peter arguing over which movie to rent. Peter tries to pull the BugsBunny WesternAnimation/BugsBunny "DuckSeasonRabbitSeason" trick, and says the name of the movie Jason wants, with the idea that Jason will then reflexively argue for Peter's movie. Instead, Jason simply says, "Oh good, we agree."
2nd Apr '15 7:52:31 PM Discar
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-->'''Andy''': I think it's wonderful that you want to spend more time with your family even though it means letting 25 years of experience and hard work in the corporate world go to waste while we eat up our savings. I'm behind you 100 percent. -->'''Roger''': Thanks, sweetie. Now I know it was the right decision. -->'''Andy''': ''(thinking)'' Boy, when reverse psychology backfires, it really backfires.
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-->'''Andy''': ->'''Andy''': I think it's wonderful that you want to spend more time with your family even though it means letting 25 years of experience and hard work in the corporate world go to waste while we eat up our savings. I'm behind you 100 percent. -->'''Roger''': percent.\\ '''Roger''': Thanks, sweetie. Now I know it was the right decision. -->'''Andy''': decision.\\ '''Andy''': ''(thinking)'' Boy, when reverse psychology backfires, it really backfires.
4th Dec '14 11:30:57 AM NegiSpongie
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie'', when trying to convince Max to go on the fishing trip, Goofy resorts to using reverse psychology, pitifully talking about how he's going to do everything ''"all alone."'' Max's response is to shrug and say "I guess so."
27th Oct '14 8:30:59 AM KingLyger
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* Jon once tries to keep ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' away from the curtains by ''asking'' him to sharpen his claws on it. It does not work.
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* Jon once tries to keep ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' away from the curtains by ''asking'' him to sharpen his claws on it. It does not work. Garfield calls it "reverse reverse psychology."

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* Jon once tries ** Both Bart and Homer try this on each other when Bart doesn't want to keep ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' away go to on a field trip, and Homer doesn't want to take him. Bart tells Homer he wants to go, and Homer tells Bart he'd love to chaperone. Cue a "D'oh!" from the curtains by ''asking'' him to sharpen his claws on it. It does not work.both of them.
24th May '14 9:02:09 PM mlsmithca
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* In the ''Series/GetSomeIn'' episode "End of Basic Training", the RAF recruits are being assigned to new posts after their basic training has finished. After seeing his three friends get assigned against their will to a nursing course, Teddy boy Jakey Smith decides to tell the Squadron Leader making the assignments that he really wants to study nursing, assuming that his "request" will also be ignored. To his horror, the Squadron Leader is delighted, as he had Jakey in mind for nursing all along.
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