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23rd Jun '16 8:25:09 AM Pamina
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* {{Literature/Madeline}} had this happen in one of her books, and the scene was also included in the movie adaptation, the 50s animated adaptation, and the first animated special. Some of her dolls even include the scar from the surgery.

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* {{Literature/Madeline}} had this happen in one of her books, first book, and the scene was also included in the movie adaptation, the 50s animated adaptation, and the first animated special. Some of her dolls even include the scar from the surgery.
18th Jun '16 11:53:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* This trope is TruthInTelevision - and it's actually ''quite'' common that almost everyone has at least ''heard'' of appendicitis or an appendix injury.
* Harry Houdini died of a ruptured appendix, which may or may not have been exacerbated by someone punching him in the stomach a few days earlier--one theory is that he may have attributed the early symptoms of appendicitis to pain from the blow, and did not seek help as soon as he would have otherwise.
* Leonid Rogozov, a Russian doctor, got appendicitis. While on an expedition in Antarctica. Where he was the only doctor. [[http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/339/dec15_1/b4965 So he operated on himself.]]
** This led to a policy of preemptively removing the appendix of critical staff members (with their consent) before any trip to the base.
* James Roday from ''Series/{{Psych}}'', was hospitalized with appendicitis and had to have it removed just prior to his scheduled appearance on WWERaw. He recovered and was even able to make a literal phoned in appearance during the episode, albeit highly medicated and somewhat loopy.
* Music/BuckTick vocalist Atsushi Sakurai developed abdominal peritonitis from a RupturedAppendix while in Nepal, and was diagnosed as potentially terminal. He demanded to be sent home to Japan to die, and somehow, against all odds, recovered once he was back in Japan, becoming one of the very, very few people to survive a ruptured appendix and subsequent peritonitis.
* Masaki Koh, a gay adult video star, developed appendicitis but refused surgery for several reasons (including appearance and that his condition was so advanced that the surgery itself could have ruptured the appendix) and instead chose nonsurgical treatment with antibiotics and the like. Unfortunately, his appendix ruptured, and he would later die from abdominal peritonitis.
* Creator/RingoStarr, drummer of the Music/TheBeatles, nearly died at age six from peritonitis; he missed a year of school while recovering and remained sickly for most of his childhood as a result. It was his constant illnesses and inability to catch up academically that played a big role in him turning to music.
* Happened to {{Lets Play}}er LetsPlay/RoahmMythril around Thanksgiving time. Thankfully, he made it to the hospital quickly and made a full recovery.

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* This trope is TruthInTelevision - and it's actually ''quite'' common that almost everyone has at least ''heard'' of appendicitis or an appendix injury.
* Harry Houdini died of a ruptured appendix, which may or may not have been exacerbated by someone punching him in the stomach a few days earlier--one theory is that he may have attributed the early symptoms of appendicitis to pain from the blow, and did not seek help as soon as he would have otherwise.
* Leonid Rogozov, a Russian doctor, got appendicitis. While on an expedition in Antarctica. Where he was the only doctor. [[http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/339/dec15_1/b4965 So he operated on himself.]]
** This led to a policy of preemptively removing the appendix of critical staff members (with their consent) before any trip to the base.
* James Roday from ''Series/{{Psych}}'', was hospitalized with appendicitis and had to have it removed just prior to his scheduled appearance on WWERaw. He recovered and was even able to make a literal phoned in appearance during the episode, albeit highly medicated and somewhat loopy.
* Music/BuckTick vocalist Atsushi Sakurai developed abdominal peritonitis from a RupturedAppendix while in Nepal, and was diagnosed as potentially terminal. He demanded to be sent home to Japan to die, and somehow, against all odds, recovered once he was back in Japan, becoming one of the very, very few people to survive a ruptured appendix and subsequent peritonitis.
* Masaki Koh, a gay adult video star, developed appendicitis but refused surgery for several reasons (including appearance and that his condition was so advanced that the surgery itself could have ruptured the appendix) and instead chose nonsurgical treatment with antibiotics and the like. Unfortunately, his appendix ruptured, and he would later die from abdominal peritonitis.
* Creator/RingoStarr, drummer of the Music/TheBeatles, nearly died at age six from peritonitis; he missed a year of school while recovering and remained sickly for most of his childhood as a result. It was his constant illnesses and inability to catch up academically that played a big role in him turning to music.
* Happened to {{Lets Play}}er LetsPlay/RoahmMythril around Thanksgiving time. Thankfully, he made it to the hospital quickly and made a full recovery.

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18th Jun '16 11:52:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* A culprit in an early episode of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' had a son who died of appendicitis, and tried to kill the surgeon's son as revenge. When this is explained, Mouri immediately asks how it's even possible to die of appendicitis in this day and age, and the [[ShownTheirWork surgeon explained he wasn't able to save the kid because it was too late when the father brought him in.]]

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* A culprit in an early episode of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' had a son who died of appendicitis, and tried to kill the surgeon's son as revenge. When this is explained, Mouri immediately asks how it's even possible to die of appendicitis in this day and age, and the [[ShownTheirWork surgeon explained he wasn't able to save the kid because it was too late when the father brought him in.]]

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* This trope is TruthInTelevision - and it's actually ''quite'' common that almost everyone has at least ''heard'' of appendicitis or an appendix injury.

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* This trope is TruthInTelevision - and it's actually ''quite'' common that almost everyone has at least ''heard'' of appendicitis or an appendix injury.



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* In ''OurTown'', Wally Webb is KilledOffForReal by a ruptured appendix.

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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'': Not one but ''two'' different characters (specifically [[spoiler:R.J. Lowe]] and [[spoiler:Helen Wilson]]) have died of appendicitis in version four.

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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'': Not one but ''two'' different characters (specifically [[spoiler:R.J. Lowe]] and [[spoiler:Helen Wilson]]) have died of appendicitis in version four.



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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Dr. Hibbert performed an emergency appendectomy on the street, then threw the appendix away as if it were a live grenade. It even exploded like a grenade.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Dr. Hibbert performed an emergency appendectomy on the street, then threw the appendix away as if it were a live grenade. It even exploded like a grenade.


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23rd May '16 10:00:08 AM Doug86
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* A ''Series/DifferentStrokes'' episode had Arnold develop appendicitis and is too scared to the doctor until he meets a girl who is having a similar operation (her tonsils) and would be sharing a room together in the hospital. But when the girl's father decides against it after finding out Arnold is black, Arnold and the girl run away and the families have to search for them before Arnold's appendix bursts.

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* A ''Series/DifferentStrokes'' ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'' episode had Arnold develop appendicitis and is too scared to the doctor until he meets a girl who is having a similar operation (her tonsils) and would be sharing a room together in the hospital. But when the girl's father decides against it after finding out Arnold is black, Arnold and the girl run away and the families have to search for them before Arnold's appendix bursts.
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7th May '16 1:53:31 PM nombretomado
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* April quickly develops appendicitis after an embarrassing argument with Luke in ''GilmoreGirls.'' Luke has to call Lorelai, who's recently married Chris, for advice when April is clutching her side. Lorelai comes to the hospital afterward, and it's what makes Luke realize exactly how much he screwed up by driving her away.
* The ''PunkyBrewster'' episode "Ouch" has Punky suffering from appendicitis. The thought of being operated on frightens her to tears, and she hides out in a hospital closet. Betty (Cherie's grandmother) finds her and persuades her to have the operation done.

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* April quickly develops appendicitis after an embarrassing argument with Luke in ''GilmoreGirls.''Series/GilmoreGirls.'' Luke has to call Lorelai, who's recently married Chris, for advice when April is clutching her side. Lorelai comes to the hospital afterward, and it's what makes Luke realize exactly how much he screwed up by driving her away.
* The ''PunkyBrewster'' ''Series/PunkyBrewster'' episode "Ouch" has Punky suffering from appendicitis. The thought of being operated on frightens her to tears, and she hides out in a hospital closet. Betty (Cherie's grandmother) finds her and persuades her to have the operation done.
5th May '16 1:50:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the TaiwaneseSeries ''DevilBesideYou'', Ahmon goes onstage after the lead guitarist goes down with appendicitis. He then gets to guitar suggestively in front of his love interest.

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* In the TaiwaneseSeries ''DevilBesideYou'', ''Series/DevilBesideYou'', Ahmon goes onstage after the lead guitarist goes down with appendicitis. He then gets to guitar suggestively in front of his love interest.
19th Mar '16 7:53:25 AM Hossmeister
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27th Dec '15 8:41:51 PM nombretomado
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* James Roday from {{Psych}}, was hospitalized with appendicitis and had to have it removed just prior to his scheduled appearance on WWERaw. He recovered and was even able to make a literal phoned in appearance during the episode, albeit highly medicated and somewhat loopy.

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* James Roday from {{Psych}}, ''Series/{{Psych}}'', was hospitalized with appendicitis and had to have it removed just prior to his scheduled appearance on WWERaw. He recovered and was even able to make a literal phoned in appearance during the episode, albeit highly medicated and somewhat loopy.
17th Dec '15 8:56:49 PM jormis29
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* A ''Series/DifferentStrokes'' episode had Arnold develop appendicitis and is too scared to the doctor until he meets a girl who is having a similar operation (her tonsils) and would be sharing a room together in the hospital. But when the girl's father decides against it [[FantasticRacism after finding out Arnold is black]], Arnold and the girl run away and the families have to search for them before Arnold's appendix bursts.

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* A ''Series/DifferentStrokes'' episode had Arnold develop appendicitis and is too scared to the doctor until he meets a girl who is having a similar operation (her tonsils) and would be sharing a room together in the hospital. But when the girl's father decides against it [[FantasticRacism after finding out Arnold is black]], black, Arnold and the girl run away and the families have to search for them before Arnold's appendix bursts.
17th Dec '15 4:09:27 PM NegiSpongie
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* A ''Series/DifferentStrokes'' episode had Arnold develop appendicitis and is too scared to the doctor until he meets a girl who is having a similar operation (her tonsils) and would be sharing a room together in the hospital. But when the girl's father decides against it [[FantasticRacism after finding out Arnold is black]], Arnold and the girl run away and the families have to search for them before Arnold's appendix bursts.
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