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21st Sep '16 10:00:08 PM Premonition45
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** The trope was also explored in a number of ways in the episode that had Creator/CheechAndChong come perform in Springfield. While they are acting out their popular "Dave's not here" skit, Chong becomes annoyed when he notices that their middle-aged fans know the routine by heart and are shouting out the lines before he and Cheech can say them. So begins ad-libbing - and when Cheech tells him to stick to the script, Chong replies with an angry shout of [[ThatManIsDead "CHONG'S not here!"]] and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere storms off the stage]] (in what proves eventually to be a TenMinuteRetirement). Cheech now needs a new Chong, and settles on Homer. At first Homer is [[AscendedFanboy thrilled to be performing alongside one of his adolescent heroes]], and imagines Cheech and himself going on all kinds of "wacky adventures." Homer soon becomes disappointed when he finds that Cheech is actually quite serious off-stage, and that his idea of "sticking it to the man" is going to museums to view works created by marginalized Chicano artists, which Homer finds boring. (He won't even let them buy French fries, because they're "too high in trans-fats.")
** When Homer quits his job, he decides to finally stick it to his MeanBoss, Mr. Burns, by . . . putting a glass of water on Burns's desk without a coaster. Then grabbing Burns's wastepaper basket and dumping the one piece of paper in it on the floor. On the other hand, Mr Burns does actually show [[SeriousBusiness shock and outrage at this behaviour.]]
** Certain episodes, notably "Homerpalooza", have mocked Generation-X'ers for thinking they're cool when in fact they're just insecure and cynical ''en masse'' - and, in one case, so confused that [[LogicBomb they're not even sure if they're]] ''[[LogicBomb really]]'' [[LogicBomb being sarcastic]]. They're also shown to be hypocritical: at the rock festival, Lisa has just gotten finished (sincerely) saying that Gen-X'ers accept all people for who they are when Homer sees [[TheFreakShow a freak show]] set up among the exhibits. And the kids at the festival hate Homer and angrily tell him to leave because they can't stand [[StrawAffiliation "uncool"]] adults [[PretenderDiss copying their culture]].

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** The trope was also explored in a number of ways in the episode that had "A Midsummer's Nice Dream", when Creator/CheechAndChong come perform in Springfield. While they are acting out their popular "Dave's not here" skit, Chong becomes annoyed when he notices that their middle-aged fans know the routine by heart and are shouting out the lines before he and Cheech can say them. So begins ad-libbing - and when Cheech tells him to stick to the script, Chong replies with an angry shout of [[ThatManIsDead "CHONG'S not here!"]] and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere storms off the stage]] (in what proves eventually to be a TenMinuteRetirement). Cheech now needs a new Chong, and settles on Homer. At first Homer is [[AscendedFanboy thrilled to be performing alongside one of his adolescent heroes]], and imagines Cheech and himself going on all kinds of "wacky adventures." Homer soon becomes disappointed when he finds that Cheech is actually quite serious off-stage, and that his idea of "sticking it to the man" is going to museums to view works created by marginalized Chicano artists, which Homer finds boring. (He won't even let them buy French fries, because they're "too high in trans-fats.")
** When In "And Maggie Makes Three", Homer quits his job, he decides to finally stick it to his MeanBoss, Mr. Burns, by . . . putting a glass of water on Burns's desk without a coaster. Then grabbing Burns's wastepaper basket and dumping the one piece of paper in it on the floor. On the other hand, Mr Burns does actually show [[SeriousBusiness shock and outrage at this behaviour.]]
** Certain episodes, notably "Homerpalooza", have mocked Generation-X'ers for thinking they're cool when in fact they're just insecure and cynical ''en masse'' - and, in one case, so confused that [[LogicBomb they're not even sure if they're]] ''[[LogicBomb really]]'' [[LogicBomb being sarcastic]]. They're also shown to be hypocritical: at the rock festival, Lisa has just gotten finished (sincerely) saying that Gen-X'ers accept all people for who they are when Homer sees [[TheFreakShow a freak show]] set up among the exhibits. And the kids at the festival hate Homer and angrily tell him to leave because they can't stand [[StrawAffiliation "uncool"]] adults [[PretenderDiss copying their culture]]. culture]].
** In "The Heartbroke Kid", Springfield Elementary School decides to install vending machines, giving half its profits to the school. Its hip-hop themed mascots, Scammer and Z-Dawg, are described by Lindsey Naegle as "spokesrebels".
-->'''Scammer:''' [[TheManIsStickingItToTheMan Yo, don't flava hate, participate]]!
29th Aug '16 4:39:39 PM nombretomado
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* The DisneyChannel original movie ''Film/RadioRebel''. The main character is a teen radio commentator who is supposed to be seen as this cool, rebellious girl, but she doesn't really do anything anti-authority. She mostly complains about cliques and school rules being unfair but doesn't say anything that would be considered controversial or new by most people, especially teens.

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* The DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel original movie ''Film/RadioRebel''. The main character is a teen radio commentator who is supposed to be seen as this cool, rebellious girl, but she doesn't really do anything anti-authority. She mostly complains about cliques and school rules being unfair but doesn't say anything that would be considered controversial or new by most people, especially teens.
21st Aug '16 1:12:58 PM nombretomado
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* When he teamed up with RandyOrton to battle D-Generation X in the fall of 2006, {{Edge}} accused ShawnMichaels and TripleH of being this. Certainly, compared with their overtly offensive incarnation during TheNineties, DX's second coming in 2006 looked pretty {{Badbutt}}.

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* When he teamed up with RandyOrton Wrestling/RandyOrton to battle D-Generation X in the fall of 2006, {{Edge}} Wrestling/{{Edge}} accused ShawnMichaels Wrestling/ShawnMichaels and TripleH Wrestling/TripleH of being this. Certainly, compared with their overtly offensive incarnation during TheNineties, DX's second coming in 2006 looked pretty {{Badbutt}}.
12th Aug '16 6:42:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* The {{Music/TISM}} song "[[Music/LedZeppelin Dazed And]] {{Confucius}}" is a lament that, while the singer does want to be a rebel, he just can't stay up late enough to do any rebellious things. In the end the police search his house and find his stash of H[[spoiler:omework]].

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* The {{Music/TISM}} song "[[Music/LedZeppelin Dazed And]] {{Confucius}}" Creator/{{Confucius}}" is a lament that, while the singer does want to be a rebel, he just can't stay up late enough to do any rebellious things. In the end the police search his house and find his stash of H[[spoiler:omework]].
20th Jun '16 2:40:17 PM gewunomox
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* ''Series/FullHouse'' really, really wants its audience to believe that Uncle Jesse is a badass because he drives a motorcycle and listens to/plays rock music (''Classic'' rock like [[ElvisPresley Elvis]] that is. A TakeThat at TwistedSister indicates that [[WriterOnBoard neither he nor the writers]] care for HeavyMetal). In reality, not so much. Eventually Jesse leaves his "wild ways" behind when he decides to get married and have [[CousinOliver twins.]]

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* ''Series/FullHouse'' really, really wants its audience to believe that Uncle Jesse is a badass because he drives a motorcycle and listens to/plays rock music (''Classic'' rock like [[ElvisPresley Elvis]] that is. A TakeThat at TwistedSister Music/TwistedSister indicates that [[WriterOnBoard neither he nor the writers]] care for HeavyMetal). In reality, not so much. Eventually Jesse leaves his "wild ways" behind when he decides to get married and have [[CousinOliver twins.]]
19th Jun '16 3:14:57 PM ironballs16
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** His original heel turn after cashing in the Money in the Bank briefcase on Jeff Hardy, was primarily based around his Straight Edge lifestyle vs. Hardy's drug use. Yes, the bad guy was the one who didn't smoke, drink, or do drugs.

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** His original heel turn after cashing in the Money in the Bank briefcase on Jeff Hardy, was primarily based around his Straight Edge lifestyle vs. Hardy's drug use. Yes, the bad guy was the one who didn't smoke, drink, or do drugs.drugs[[note]]Though he was heel because of his HolierThanThou attitude[[/note]].
25th May '16 3:03:22 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/AliGIndahouse'' plays this for comedy with the East and West Staines Massivs, who affect being engaged in a gang rivalry, but won't break any laws. One scene has them drag-racing down a suburban street while maintaining their MPHs at the exact legal limit.

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* ''Film/AliGIndahouse'' plays this for comedy with the East and West Staines Massivs, who affect being engaged in a gang rivalry, but won't break any laws. One scene has them drag-racing down a suburban street while maintaining their MPHs speed at the exact legal limit.
16th May '16 4:57:28 PM Karxrida
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Overlaps heavily with SmallNameBigEgo. Compare PokeThePoodle, where someone's attempt at doing evil is similarly unimpressive. Also compare TheManIsStickingItToTheMan, where a company encourages rebellion by following their own rules and buying their products. See also SupposedlyRebelliousSeries, which was formerly named RuleAbidingRebel.

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Overlaps heavily with SmallNameBigEgo. Compare PokeThePoodle, where someone's attempt at doing evil is similarly unimpressive. Also compare TheManIsStickingItToTheMan, where a company encourages rebellion by following their own rules and buying their products. See also SupposedlyRebelliousSeries, which was formerly named RuleAbidingRebel.
5th May '16 8:56:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''FullHouse'' really, really wants its audience to believe that Uncle Jesse is a badass because he drives a motorcycle and listens to/plays rock music (''Classic'' rock like [[ElvisPresley Elvis]] that is. A TakeThat at TwistedSister indicates that [[WriterOnBoard neither he nor the writers]] care for HeavyMetal). In reality, not so much. Eventually Jesse leaves his "wild ways" behind when he decides to get married and have [[CousinOliver twins.]]

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* ''FullHouse'' ''Series/FullHouse'' really, really wants its audience to believe that Uncle Jesse is a badass because he drives a motorcycle and listens to/plays rock music (''Classic'' rock like [[ElvisPresley Elvis]] that is. A TakeThat at TwistedSister indicates that [[WriterOnBoard neither he nor the writers]] care for HeavyMetal). In reality, not so much. Eventually Jesse leaves his "wild ways" behind when he decides to get married and have [[CousinOliver twins.]]
14th Apr '16 4:55:28 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/AliGIndahouse'' plays this for comedy with the East and West Staines Massivs, who affect being engaged in a gang rivalry, but won't break any laws. One scene has them drag-racing down a suburban street while maintaining their MPHs at the exact legal limit.
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