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10th Jan '18 7:47:50 PM buckmana
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* On ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', one of Stan's books ([[RunningGag along the lines of "How to Pretend to Read", "How to Read Pensively", and "Reading Books Angrily"]]) is "How to Read Upside-Down". Either the book is upside-down, or the title is printed upside-down on the back cover.
* An ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' computer game includes a scene where D.W. claims she can read.
-->'''Arthur:''' D.W., if you know how to read, how come your book was upside down?\\
'''D.W.:''' I can read in all directions.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'':
** After sneaking around Vlad's manor to find his secret evil plans, Jazz is interrupted by Vlad arriving, so she quickly grabs Vlad's college yearbook and pretends to be looking through it.
* Jimmy on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', in an attempt to act casual, reads a newspaper upside down.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Kim ends up reading the dictionary because [[SociallyAwkwardHero she is afraid to talk to her crush]], Josh Mankey.
* ''Toys/LEGOFriends'': After suffering a severe anxiety attack related to a sporting injury, Mia jumps back from her snowboard and attempts to conceal the terrified reaction by reading a magazine. If her friends weren't behind her and unable to see the magazine cover, the ruse would have been discovered, since she's holding it upside down.



* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Kim ends up reading the dictionary because [[SociallyAwkwardHero she is afraid to talk to her crush]], Josh Mankey.



* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'':
** After sneaking around Vlad's manor to find his secret evil plans, Jazz is interrupted by Vlad arriving, so she quickly grabs Vlad's college yearbook and pretends to observe it.
** In the episode "Forever Phantom", whilst disguised as Mr. Lancer, [[TheBlank Amorpho]] pretends to read an upside-down Maths book.



* Jimmy on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', in an attempt to act casual, reads a newspaper upside down.
* An ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' computer game includes a scene where D.W. claims she can read.
-->'''Arthur:''' D.W., if you know how to read, how come your book was upside down?\\
'''D.W.:''' I can read in all directions.
* On ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', one of Stan's books ([[RunningGag along the lines of "How to Pretend to Read", "How to Read Pensively", and "Reading Books Angrily"]]) is "How to Read Upside-Down". Either the book is upside-down, or the title is printed upside-down on the back cover.
7th Jan '18 8:54:02 PM SteveMB
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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Kim ends up reading the dictionary because she is afraid to talk to her crush, Josh Mankey.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': Kim ends up reading the dictionary because [[SociallyAwkwardHero she is afraid to talk to her crush, crush]], Josh Mankey.
1st Jan '18 7:52:55 PM jormis29
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* In the third chapter of ''Minimum'', Itou holds up his phone so that his little sister doesn't find out that he was actually talking to a [[LittlePeople miniature girl.]] His little sister points out that he's holding his phone upside-down.

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* In the third chapter of ''Minimum'', ''Manga/{{Minimum}}'', Itou holds up his phone so that his little sister doesn't find out that he was actually talking to a [[LittlePeople miniature girl.]] His little sister points out that he's holding his phone upside-down.
1st Jan '18 7:41:30 PM Monolaf317
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* In the third chapter of ''Minimum'', Itou holds up his phone so his little sister doesn't find out that he was actually talking to a [[LittlePeople miniature girl.]] His little sister points out that he's holding his phone upside-down.

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* In the third chapter of ''Minimum'', Itou holds up his phone so that his little sister doesn't find out that he was actually talking to a [[LittlePeople miniature girl.]] His little sister points out that he's holding his phone upside-down.
15th Oct '17 2:58:57 AM buckmana
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* ''Series/KCUndercover'': Marisa and KC are waiting in the hall to recover a classified report and hiding their faces behind two physics schoolbooks. After the report holder walks past, KC takes Marisa's book, rotates it to the correct way up and hands it back.
2nd Sep '17 1:58:34 PM Jhonny
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* Mangas - even in their non-Japanese translation - are often printed in such a way that you have to read them "backwards", not upside down, but still weird-looking.
15th May '17 1:10:36 PM StFan
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]

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[[folder:Anime and & Manga]]



[[folder:Film]]
* In ''Film/{{Alvin and the Chipmunks}}'', all three chipmunks did something wrong in their cover-up of their inappropriate behaviour. Simon was holding a book upside-down and Dave corrects him.

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[[folder:Film]]
[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'':
** Happens to Peter in one strip. Peter and Steve are discussing a fight Peter had gotten into when the principal appears behind them. Peter hurriedly pretends to be talking about an algebra problem but is holding his textbook upside down.
** Also happens to Peter when, the Sunday after Halloween, he ends up going to church while his brother Jason hasn't had time to wash off his makeup for when he was going as ''Satan''. Peter hides his face with his hymnal like Paige does, but his is upside down.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/{{Alvin and the Chipmunks}}'', ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'', all three chipmunks did something wrong in their cover-up of their inappropriate behaviour.behavior. Simon was holding a book upside-down and Dave corrects him.



-->'''Pirate King''': No, by your twenty-first.. ''(picks up contract and reads)'' ...yadhtrib. ''(flips it over)'' ''birthday''!

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-->'''Pirate King''': King:''' No, by your twenty-first.. ''(picks ''[picks up contract and reads)'' ...reads]'' ...yadhtrib. ''(flips ''[flips it over)'' over]'' ''birthday''!



* Subverted in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix''. {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Luna Lovegood actually is reading ''The Quibbler'' upside down... because the answers to the quiz are printed upside down to stop people cheating.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
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Subverted in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix''. {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Luna Lovegood actually is reading ''The Quibbler'' upside down... because the answers to the quiz are printed upside down to stop people cheating.



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[[folder:Live Action [[folder:Live-Action TV]]



-->'''Policeman:''' You realise this paper's upside-down, sir?\\
'''Eddie:''' ...so are my eyes. ''(rolls eyes about independently of each other)''
* Variant: in ''Series/{{Lost}}'', Regina is reading ''The Survivors of the Chancellor'' upside down, which Frank points out. However, in this instance, it shows that Regina and the others on the freighter are going crazy.

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-->'''Policeman:''' You realise realize this paper's upside-down, sir?\\
'''Eddie:''' ...so are my eyes. ''(rolls ''[rolls eyes about independently of each other)''
other]''
* Variant: Variant in ''Series/{{Lost}}'', ''Series/{{Lost}}''; Regina is reading ''The Survivors of the Chancellor'' upside down, which Frank points out. However, in this instance, it shows that Regina and the others on the freighter are going crazy.



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Happens to Peter in one ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' strip. Peter and Steve are discussing a fight Peter had gotten into when the principal appears behind them. Peter hurriedly pretends to be talking about an algebra problem but is holding his textbook upside down.
** Also happens to Peter when, the Sunday after Halloween, he ends up going to church while his brother Jason hasn't had time to wash off his makeup for when he was going as ''Satan''. Peter hides his face with his hymnal like Paige does, but his is upside down.
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* Bart in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
-->'''Bart:''' Boy, time sure flies when you're reading ''(looks at what he's holding)'' THE BIBLE?!! ''(puts the the Bible down as though he has touched something poisonous)''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Bart in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
-->'''Bart:'''
has a good one:
--->'''Bart:'''
Boy, time sure flies when you're reading ''(looks ''[looks at what he's holding)'' holding]'' THE BIBLE?!! ''(puts ''[puts the the Bible down as though he has touched something poisonous)'' poisonous]''



--->'''Marge:''' Um...I'm just reading up on ''("Tanks of the Third Reich")'' artillery.\\
'''Homer:''' Yes, and I'm pursuing my interest in ''("Mapplethorpe")'' AAH!

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--->'''Marge:''' Um... I'm just reading up on ''("Tanks ''["Tanks of the Third Reich")'' Reich"]'' artillery.\\
'''Homer:''' Yes, and I'm pursuing my interest in ''("Mapplethorpe")'' ''["Mapplethorpe"]'' AAH!



* In ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', after sneaking around Vlad's manor to find his secret evil plans, Jazz is interrupted by Vlad arriving, so she quickly grabs Vlad's college yearbook and pretends to observe it.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'', after ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'':
** After
sneaking around Vlad's manor to find his secret evil plans, Jazz is interrupted by Vlad arriving, so she quickly grabs Vlad's college yearbook and pretends to observe it.



'''Dipper:''' ''(hides the journal and grabs a magazine)'' Oh, I was just catching up on-"Gold Chains for Old Men Magazine?"\\

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'''Dipper:''' ''(hides ''[hides the journal and grabs a magazine)'' magazine]'' Oh, I was just catching up on-"Gold on-- "Gold Chains for Old Men Magazine?"\\Magazine"?\\
21st Mar '17 12:46:21 PM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Chapter 1 features a station where people can sleep while waiting for their boat or train, but only on the floor, while the only slightly less dirty but more comfortable sofas are forbidden. When Emil ends up having to use them, Siv teaches him a handy piece of LoopholeAbuse: falling asleep with an open book on one's face, and claiming to have been reading it if caught by a guard. Emil does the trick correctly, except for one detail: he leaves the book on his face upside down, which causes him to not be very convincing between the moment he "resumes" reading it and the moment he notices the mistake.
11th Mar '17 5:58:35 PM eroock
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[[quoteright:350:[[Webcomic/{{Sinfest}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sinfest_book_upside_down.jpg]]]]
2nd Feb '17 7:44:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* Appears in the Australian comedy series ''{{Frontline}}.'' Mike Moore is doing a Magic Eye puzzle when he's meant to be reading a book by the author he's interviewing that night. When someone interrupts him, he quickly picks up the book and comments on it. Unfortunately, his eyes are still crossed.

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* Appears in the Australian comedy series ''{{Frontline}}.''Series/{{Frontline}}.'' Mike Moore is doing a Magic Eye puzzle when he's meant to be reading a book by the author he's interviewing that night. When someone interrupts him, he quickly picks up the book and comments on it. Unfortunately, his eyes are still crossed.
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