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28th Aug '16 9:11:48 PM eowynjedi
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* In ''Series/WolfHall'', a suspicious fire breaks out in Anne Boleyn's bedroom. It's extinguished quickly and she's unharmed, but rather than ask why there was no attendant with her, why her bedside jug of water was dry, and whether it was an unattended candle or arson (all questions that Thomas Cromwell is asking), Henry is lamenting that such a good set of bed hangings was burned.
12th Aug '16 3:29:40 PM dmcreif
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* In the ''Series/{{Monk}}'' episode "Mr. Monk and the Three Julies," when it's assumed Natalie's daughter is in danger after two other women with her name are killed, the police go to considerable lengths to protect her. Though when Natalie goes up to Julie's room and finds her not taking the risk seriously enough, Julie seems more ticked off at the fact that she might have to have her driver's license test postponed.
-->'''Natalie:''' Two dead women named Julie Teeger and all she cares about is her driver's test.
** ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howie_Mandel Howie Mandel]]'' portrayed a cult leader in [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1167190/ one episode]] who claimed to have perfect health due to his "[[AGodAmI divine powers]]". He was accused of murdering a former member and could easily establish an alibi - with his doctor. He initially refused. Mind you, he would have (eventually) gone to jail for fraud (which he did - [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1189412/?ref_=ttep_ep7 it was shown in a later episode]]), but his stint in jail would have been a lot less.

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* In the ''Series/{{Monk}}'' episode ''Series/{{Monk}}''
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"Mr. Monk and the Three Julies," when it's assumed Natalie's daughter is in danger after two other women with her name are killed, the police go to considerable lengths to protect her. Though when Natalie goes up to Julie's room and finds her not taking the risk seriously enough, Julie seems more ticked off at the fact that she might have to have her driver's license test postponed.
-->'''Natalie:''' -->'''Natalie Teeger:''' Two dead women named Julie Teeger and all she cares about is her driver's test.
** ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howie_Mandel Howie Mandel]]'' portrayed In "Mr. Monk Joins a cult Cult," Ralph Roberts is the leader in [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1167190/ one episode]] who claimed of the Siblings of the Sun cult, and claims to have perfect health due to his "[[AGodAmI divine powers]]". He was is accused of murdering a former member member, and could easily eventually does establish an alibi - alibi, with his doctor. He initially refused. the doctor who has been treating him for back pain. Mind you, he would have (eventually) gone to jail for fraud (which he did - [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1189412/?ref_=ttep_ep7 it was shown in a later episode]]), by the time of "Mr. Monk's 100th Case"), but his stint in jail would have been a lot less.
11th Aug '16 2:53:42 PM Monolaf317
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Can result in DisproportionateRetribution or ImThinkingItOver. Compare with ArsonMurderAndJaywalking. See also HonorBeforeReason and AlwaysSaveTheGirl. MajorInjuryUnderreaction could overlap with this. Compare BystanderSyndrome, where ''everyone'' has Skewed Priorities. Compare ThisIsNoTimeForKnitting, where someone's ''apparent'' Skewed Priorities turn out to be on the right track after all, as well as WorryingForTheWrongReason, where one character expresses some concern about a situation and another corrects them with a new concern. Advertising likes this trope, poking fun at the idea that their product is so awesome you should abandon everything else in favor of it. For when a character thinks social media is more important than safety, see SocialMediaBeforeReason.

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Can result in DisproportionateRetribution DisproportionateRetribution, AndThenWhat, or ImThinkingItOver. Compare with ArsonMurderAndJaywalking. See also HonorBeforeReason and AlwaysSaveTheGirl. MajorInjuryUnderreaction could overlap with this. Compare BystanderSyndrome, where ''everyone'' has Skewed Priorities. Compare ThisIsNoTimeForKnitting, where someone's ''apparent'' Skewed Priorities turn out to be on the right track after all, as well as WorryingForTheWrongReason, where one character expresses some concern about a situation and another corrects them with a new concern. Advertising likes this trope, poking fun at the idea that their product is so awesome you should abandon everything else in favor of it. For when a character thinks social media is more important than safety, see SocialMediaBeforeReason.



3rd Aug '16 7:56:15 PM TroperDoper
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** Pike cuts off Amilyn's arm, and his main concern is his ruined jacket.

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** In the film, Pike cuts off Amilyn's arm, arm and his main concern is his ruined jacket.
2nd Aug '16 2:10:12 PM merotoker
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** In the Fake Karakura Town arc, Hachi and Soi Fon are facing Baraggan, a NighInvulnerable WalkingWasteland. Hachi tells Soi Fon that they have to work together and combine their powers, or Baraggan will kill them. Soi Fon coldly declares that she will never work with a comrade of Urahara, whom she hates. She says this while Baraggan ''is advancing on them''. Keep in mind that Baraggan has already ''disintegrated her arm''. In the nick of time, Hachi promises to trap Urahara in a forcefield for a month, and Soi Fon finally agrees.

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** In the Fake Karakura Town arc, Hachi and Soi Fon are facing Baraggan, a NighInvulnerable {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le WalkingWasteland. Hachi tells Soi Fon that they have to work together and combine their powers, or Baraggan will kill them. Soi Fon coldly declares that she will never work with a comrade of Urahara, whom she hates. She says this while Baraggan ''is advancing on them''. Keep in mind that Baraggan has already ''disintegrated her arm''. In the nick of time, Hachi promises to trap Urahara in a forcefield for a month, and Soi Fon finally agrees.



* In TheNineties ''Anime/SailorMoon'' anime dub, when Serena finds her fellow Sailor Scouts all chained up in a room from the MonsterOfTheWeek. Raye Lampshades this by angrily ordering her to help them.

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* In TheNineties ''Anime/SailorMoon'' anime dub, when Serena finds her fellow Sailor Scouts all chained up in a room from the MonsterOfTheWeek. Raye Lampshades lampshades this by angrily ordering her to help them.



* What would you do if you were bound by tentacles and were getting the life slowly sucked out of you? If you're Neptune from ''{{Hyperdimension Neptunia the Animation}}'', you'd worry about your unfinished video games, of course!

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* What would you do if you were bound by tentacles and were getting the life slowly sucked out of you? If you're Neptune from ''{{Hyperdimension Neptunia the Animation}}'', ''Anime/HyperdimensionNeptuniaTheAnimation'', you'd worry about your unfinished video games, of course!



* Issue 18 of ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' (DC run), "The Trouble With Bubbles," has the girls battling a monster caterpillar in a lucha libre get-up. Bubbles misses her turn in the routine because she was too busy protecting a little butterfly from getting its wings wet, leading to her being ostracized by everyone for it. She eventually wins everyone over again when she uses this knowledge to defeat the monster when ''it'' turns into a brutal butterfly.

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* Issue 18 of ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' ''ComicBook/ThePowerpuffGirls'' (DC run), "The Trouble With Bubbles," has the girls battling a monster caterpillar in a lucha libre get-up. Bubbles misses her turn in the routine because she was too busy protecting a little butterfly from getting its wings wet, leading to her being ostracized by everyone for it. She eventually wins everyone over again when she uses this knowledge to defeat the monster when ''it'' turns into a brutal butterfly.



** It seems like this trope seems to fit the Equinus Republic in general, as they spent weeks debating the simple creation of a road before throwing out the case all together, while approving [[spoiler: the abolishment of penalties for homicidal evisceration in less than an hour.]]

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** It seems like this trope seems to fit the Equinus Republic in general, as they spent weeks debating the simple creation of a road before throwing out the case all together, while approving [[spoiler: the abolishment of penalties for homicidal evisceration in less than an hour.]]hour]].



* In ComicBook/{{X-Men}} fanfic ''FanFic/MutatisMutandis'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2359030/Artemiss_Liege Artemis's Liege,]] teenagers Rogue, Anole, and Northstar are trapped on the edge of a battlefield during the Marvel ComicBook/CivilWar, facing an armed [[ThePunisher Punisher]]. Rather than help explain the misunderstanding, Jean-Paul begins texting on his cell phone, not for help, but for entertainment, as a gun is held to his face.
* Invoked in ''Shades of Twilight'', the sequel to the WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic[=/=]Franchise/MassEffect crossover, FanFic/MassEffectTheEquestrianEquation, when everyone who is involved in leading The Herd dismisses Rarity's insistence that they need to set up Equestrian tailoring as more of her fashonista frippery. Rarity eventually takes matters into her own hooves by pointing out, as part of a live broadcast interview, that non-Equestrians don't have the social training they do, and so any pony who insists on going "furclad" is giving anyone behind her (or him) a real eyeful of their most private parts whenever they move their tail. When Twilight Sparkle privately tries to point out that they weren't embarrassed by this when they didn't know it, Rarity points out it's better they be embarrassed and take steps to rectify it ''now'', then ignore it and end up getting a reputation as primitive beasts who can't even understand modesty later.

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* In ComicBook/{{X-Men}} ComicBook/XMen fanfic ''FanFic/MutatisMutandis'' by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2359030/Artemiss_Liege Artemis's Liege,]] teenagers Rogue, Anole, and Northstar are trapped on the edge of a battlefield during the Marvel ComicBook/CivilWar, facing an armed [[ThePunisher [[ComicBook/ThePunisher Punisher]]. Rather than help explain the misunderstanding, Jean-Paul begins texting on his cell phone, not for help, but for entertainment, as a gun is held to his face.
* Invoked in ''Shades of Twilight'', the sequel to the WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic[=/=]Franchise/MassEffect ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic[=/=]Franchise/MassEffect'' crossover, FanFic/MassEffectTheEquestrianEquation, when everyone who is involved in leading The Herd dismisses Rarity's insistence that they need to set up Equestrian tailoring as more of her fashonista frippery. Rarity eventually takes matters into her own hooves by pointing out, as part of a live broadcast interview, that non-Equestrians don't have the social training they do, and so any pony who insists on going "furclad" is giving anyone behind her (or him) a real eyeful of their most private parts whenever they move their tail. When Twilight Sparkle privately tries to point out that they weren't embarrassed by this when they didn't know it, Rarity points out it's better they be embarrassed and take steps to rectify it ''now'', then ignore it and end up getting a reputation as primitive beasts who can't even understand modesty later.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'': When King Neptune freezes Mr. Krabs, Squidward says, "Oh, no! This is terrible! Who's gonna sign my paycheck?"

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie'': When King Neptune freezes Mr. Krabs, Squidward says, "Oh, no! This is terrible! Who's gonna sign my paycheck?"



* PlayedForDrama in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' to show off what an asshole Cal is. After hearing that half the people on the ship are going to die, what's he concerned about? "You know, it's a pity I didn't keep that drawing. It'll be worth a lot more by morning."

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* PlayedForDrama in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' 1997}}''
** PlayedForDrama
to show off what an asshole Cal is. After hearing that half the people on the ship are going to die, what's he concerned about? "You know, it's a pity I didn't keep that drawing. It'll be worth a lot more by morning."



* ''Film/CabinFever''. People all around are dying of a deadly flesh eating disease. [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Suddenly, the caring hero finds himself laying underneath a woman who just wants to have sex.]] In most discussions about this scene in forums, ect., viewers agree that the woman's priorities are severely messed-up, though [[MsFanservice a lot of guys add that if they were sitting beside the woman themselves, they'd be more then happy to let her do her thing.]]
** Same girl, later on. She decides to have a bath and shave her legs while everybody else is either dying, searching for survivors, or trying to escape from homicidal rednecks.

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* ''Film/CabinFever''. People all around are dying of a deadly flesh eating disease. [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Suddenly, the caring hero finds himself laying underneath a woman who just wants to have sex.]] In most discussions about this scene in forums, ect.etc., viewers agree that the woman's priorities are severely messed-up, though [[MsFanservice a lot of guys add that if they were sitting beside the woman themselves, they'd be more then happy to let her do her thing.]]
** Same girl, later on. She
]] Later on, the same girl decides to have a bath and shave her legs while everybody else is either dying, searching for survivors, or trying to escape from homicidal rednecks.



* In ''Film/LegallyBlonde'', Brooke has an airtight alibi for her husband's murder (she was getting liposuction) but refuses to use it in her defense because she made a fortune on her fitness empire and doesn't want to hurt her reputation. [[TakeAThirdOption Apparently the idea of saying she was having surgery or in a doctor's appointment, but not specifying what kind never occurred to her]].
** In Brooke's defense, the prosecution would have likely pressed to find out what the appointment was for, which would have easily leaked the information to everyone. Still, a damaged reputation isn't as bad as going to prison.

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* In ''Film/LegallyBlonde'', Brooke has an airtight alibi for her husband's murder (she was getting liposuction) but refuses to use it in her defense because she made a fortune on her fitness empire and doesn't want to hurt her reputation. [[TakeAThirdOption Apparently the idea of saying she was having surgery or in a doctor's appointment, but not specifying what kind never occurred to her]].
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her]]. In Brooke's defense, the prosecution would have likely pressed to find out what the appointment was for, which would have easily leaked the information to everyone. Still, a damaged reputation isn't as bad as going to prison.



** In the second book, when Harry and Ron crash a FlyingCar into the [[WhenTreesAttack Whomping Willow]] and get beaten up by it, Snape tries to get them in trouble for, among other things, damaging the tree. Ron tries to point that the tree did more damage to them.

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** In the second book, when Harry and Ron crash a FlyingCar into the [[WhenTreesAttack Whomping Willow]] and get beaten up by it, Snape tries to get them in trouble for, among other things, damaging the tree. Ron tries to point out that [[WhenTreesAttack the tree did more damage to them.them]].



* In ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', when Bella gets involved in a traffic accident, she is more concerned with the embarassment of having to wear a neck brace when the ambulance people take her to the hospital than with anyone being hurt. In the hospital she is more concerned that a person who was also involved in the accident is annoying her with his apologies for almost killing her, than that he is traumatized and feels guilty about almost killing a class mate.

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* In ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', when Bella gets involved in a traffic accident, she is more concerned with the embarassment embarrassment of having to wear a neck brace when the ambulance people take her to the hospital than with anyone being hurt. In the hospital she is more concerned that a person who was also involved in the accident is annoying her with his apologies for almost killing her, than that he is traumatized and feels guilty about almost killing a class mate.classmate.



* A serious example comes from the prologue of the Perri O'Shaugnessy novel, ''Breach of Promise''. The narrator is reading a news story about a man was mugged on his way home from the movies, shot and killed the mugger, and later died of the stab wounds that the mugger had given him. This was all over sixy dollars.

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* A serious example comes from the prologue of the Perri O'Shaugnessy novel, ''Breach of Promise''. The narrator is reading a news story about a man was mugged on his way home from the movies, shot and killed the mugger, and later died of the stab wounds that the mugger had given him. This was all over sixy sixty dollars.



* In the first book of ''Literature/GuardiansOfGaHoole'', owlet Soren gets snatched up by St. Aggie's owls. Rather than trying to wriggle and escape, he's more upset about how the owl carrying him just called him stupid.

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* In the first book of ''Literature/GuardiansOfGaHoole'', ''Literature/GuardiansOfGaHoole'' book, owlet Soren gets snatched up by St. Aggie's owls. Rather than trying to wriggle and escape, he's more upset about how the owl carrying him just called him stupid.



* On ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' Marshall lists what he thinks the five worst things that could ever possibly happen would be.
-->'''Marshall:''' Number one, supervolcano. Number two, an asteroid hits the earth. Number three, all footage of UsefulNotes/EvelKnievel is lost. Number four, Ted calls Karen. Number five, Lily gets eaten by a shark.\\

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* On ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''
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Marshall lists what he thinks the five worst things that could ever possibly happen would be.
-->'''Marshall:''' --->'''Marshall:''' Number one, supervolcano. Number two, an asteroid hits the earth. Number three, all footage of UsefulNotes/EvelKnievel is lost. Number four, Ted calls Karen. Number five, Lily gets eaten by a shark.\\



* The central character of ''Series/KeepingUpAppearances'', Hyacinth Bucket, queen of {{Cloud Cuckoolander}}s, lives and breathes Skewed Priorities. Perhaps one of the most {{egregious}} examples from her is how she keeps convincing her sister Violet to not divorce Bruce -- despite the fact that the couple doesn't seem to be able to share air without fighting fiercely and that Violet is obviously miserable. Her reasoning? Bruce is rich and well-connected. Apparently Hyacinth couldn't keep bragging about "Violet's" Mercedes, sauna, and room-for-a-pony if Violet did divorce him.

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* The central character of ''Series/KeepingUpAppearances'', Hyacinth Bucket, queen of {{Cloud Cuckoolander}}s, lives and breathes Skewed Priorities. Perhaps one of the most {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} examples from her is how she keeps convincing her sister Violet to not divorce Bruce -- despite the fact that the couple doesn't seem to be able to share air without fighting fiercely and that Violet is obviously miserable. Her reasoning? Bruce is rich and well-connected. Apparently Hyacinth couldn't keep bragging about "Violet's" Mercedes, sauna, and room-for-a-pony if Violet did divorce him.



* A sketch on ''NotTheNineOClockNews'' about ''Series/QuestionTime'' being recorded as the Soviets are launching nuclear missiles at the UK--besides one OnlySaneMan panellist, they spend the programme bickering about which party's period in government to blame for the crisis.

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* A sketch on ''NotTheNineOClockNews'' ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' about ''Series/QuestionTime'' being recorded as the Soviets are launching nuclear missiles at the UK--besides one OnlySaneMan panellist, they spend the programme bickering about which party's period in government to blame for the crisis.



* Parodied in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' when JD imagines life as a SitCom. When one patient finds out he has terminal lung cancer, he says "at least I don't have to eat my wife's cooking any more"

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* Parodied in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' when JD imagines life as a SitCom. When one patient finds out he has terminal lung cancer, he says "at least I don't have to eat my wife's cooking any more"more".



* One ''TopGear'' challenge involved driving trucks at their top (limited) speeds through some obstacles and then braking. The prize for the shortest braking distance would win a year's supply of pies.

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* One ''TopGear'' ''Series/TopGear'' challenge involved driving trucks at their top (limited) speeds through some obstacles and then braking. The prize for the shortest braking distance would win a year's supply of pies.



* Jim Steinman's monologue "Love and Death and an American Guitar", released on the MeatLoaf album ''Back Into Hell'' as "Wasted Youth": the narrator beats people to death with his guitar, and is about to do the same to his parents "when my father woke up screaming 'Stop! Wait a minute! Stop it, boy! ''[[spoiler:That's no way to treat an expensive musical instrument!']]''"
* The WeirdAl song "Why Does This Always Happen To Me?" is all about the narrator encountering horrific situations, only to be frustrated by the minor inconveniences they cause them, e.g. news coverage of an earthquake leaving tens of thousands of people dead leaves the narrator frustrated that they interrupted an episode of ''TheSimpsons'' to talk about it.

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* Jim Steinman's monologue "Love and Death and an American Guitar", released on the MeatLoaf Music/MeatLoaf album ''Back Into Hell'' as "Wasted Youth": the narrator beats people to death with his guitar, and is about to do the same to his parents "when my father woke up screaming 'Stop! Wait a minute! Stop it, boy! ''[[spoiler:That's no way to treat an expensive musical instrument!']]''"
* The WeirdAl Music/{{Weird Al|Yankovic}} song "Why Does This Always Happen To Me?" is all about the narrator encountering horrific situations, only to be frustrated by the minor inconveniences they cause them, e.g. news coverage of an earthquake leaving tens of thousands of people dead leaves the narrator frustrated that they interrupted an episode of ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' to talk about it.



* Mark Dinning's TeenageDeathSong "Teen Angel" is a skewed priority if ever there was one. The girl puts herself in the path of a speeding train because she wants to retrieve her boyfriend's high school ring.

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* Mark Dinning's TeenageDeathSong {{Teenage Death Song|s}} "Teen Angel" is a skewed priority if ever there was one. The girl puts herself in the path of a speeding train because she wants to retrieve her boyfriend's high school ring.



** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1986&addr=861016 Jon was buying a cake when three midgets wearing gorilla costumes burned the place and ran off with the cash register.]] The detail Garfield wanted to know the flavor of the frosting.
** [[http://garfield.com/comic/2015-05-28 Garfield is watching a mystery show on TV]].

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** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1986&addr=861016 [[https://garfield.com/comic/1986/10/16 Jon was buying a cake when three midgets wearing gorilla costumes burned the place and ran off with the cash register.]] The detail Garfield wanted to know was the flavor of the frosting.
** [[http://garfield.com/comic/2015-05-28 [[https://garfield.com/comic/2015/05/28 Garfield is watching a mystery show on TV]].



* In a classic JackBenny bit, in response to a robber saying "Your money or your life," Benny replies "ImThinkingItOver"

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* In a classic JackBenny [[Radio/TheJackBennyProgram Jack Benny]] bit, in response to a robber saying "Your money or your life," Benny replies "ImThinkingItOver"



* From ''AMidsummerNightsDream'':

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* From ''AMidsummerNightsDream'':''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'':



* ''InThe1stDegree'': James Tobin admits to shooting his business partner Zachary Barnes. He also admits to shooting himself in the leg to convince people that it was self-defense. If you make the right moves in the game, you will get to see the prosecutor Sterling Granger beautifully call out Tobin on this, pointing out that "As your partner lay bleeding to death at your feet, your first thought was to protect yourself?"

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* ''InThe1stDegree'': ''VideoGame/InThe1stDegree'': James Tobin admits to shooting his business partner Zachary Barnes. He also admits to shooting himself in the leg to convince people that it was self-defense. If you make the right moves in the game, you will get to see the prosecutor Sterling Granger beautifully call out Tobin on this, pointing out that "As your partner lay bleeding to death at your feet, your first thought was to protect yourself?"



* In [[{{Pikmin}} Pikmin 3]], [[spoiler: Olimar and Louie return back to the Pikmin planet because Olimar hopes to get enough funds to buy back his ship, the S.S. Dolphin, which was sold in the second game. After their ship gets destroyed by one of the games bosses and leaves them stranded on the planet, it's ''still'' the only thing Olimar can think about. It gets to the point Olimar starts to neglect Louie until Louie finally snaps and can only think about his base survival instincts, leaving Olimar in the process. Despite this, Olimar is ''still'' hell bent on getting his ship back, and eventually gets captured by the game's final boss as a result.]]

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* In [[{{Pikmin}} ''[[VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} Pikmin 3]], 3]]'', [[spoiler: Olimar and Louie return back to the Pikmin planet because Olimar hopes to get enough funds to buy back his ship, the S.S. Dolphin, which was sold in the second game. After their ship gets destroyed by one of the games bosses and leaves them stranded on the planet, it's ''still'' the only thing Olimar can think about. It gets to the point Olimar starts to neglect Louie until Louie finally snaps and can only think about his base survival instincts, leaving Olimar in the process. Despite this, Olimar is ''still'' hell bent on getting his ship back, and eventually gets captured by the game's final boss as a result.]]result]].



* One of the {{Side Quest}}s in ''VideoGame/TheBureauXCOMDeclassified'' has [[PlayerCharacter Carter]] being sent to stop the Outsiders from launching a nuclear missile from a hijacked silo at Moscow. The game considers preventing WorldWarThree less of a priority than infiltrating an alien base.

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* One of the {{Side Quest}}s in ''VideoGame/TheBureauXCOMDeclassified'' has [[PlayerCharacter Carter]] being sent to stop the Outsiders from launching a nuclear missile from a hijacked silo at Moscow. The game considers preventing WorldWarThree WorldWarIII less of a priority than infiltrating an alien base.



* ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Jurassic World]]''; after fighting off the ''Pteranodons'' in the main square, Zara goes and gets a cup of coffee. One of the ''Pteranodons'' spots this and swoops in to steal the coffee, Zara stubbornly refusing to let it go before she is dropped into the ''Mosasaurus'' tank. She floats around for a bit before the coffee pops up, which she happily returns to enjoying before the ''Mosasaurus'' swims up and eats her.

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* ''[[VideoGame/LEGOAdaptationGame LEGO Jurassic World]]''; ''VideoGame/LEGOJurassicWorld''; after fighting off the ''Pteranodons'' in the main square, Zara goes and gets a cup of coffee. One of the ''Pteranodons'' spots this and swoops in to steal the coffee, Zara stubbornly refusing to let it go before she is dropped into the ''Mosasaurus'' tank. She floats around for a bit before the coffee pops up, which she happily returns to enjoying before the ''Mosasaurus'' swims up and eats her.



* ''TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'': Say you're a bandit, camped out in an abandoned tower in the middle of the forest. [[PlayerCharacter Some guy/girl]] walks up and you decide to rob him. Suddenly, a dragon flies by overhead and starts attacking! What do you do? Why, continue trying to rob the mysterious stranger, of course!

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* ''TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'': ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'': Say you're a bandit, camped out in an abandoned tower in the middle of the forest. [[PlayerCharacter Some guy/girl]] walks up and you decide to rob him. Suddenly, a dragon flies by overhead and starts attacking! What do you do? Why, continue trying to rob the mysterious stranger, of course!



---> >Rose: [[WhileRomeBurns Play haunting violin refrain]].

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---> >Rose: --->'''Rose''': [[WhileRomeBurns Play haunting violin refrain]].



* ''ObscurusLupa'' when reviewing ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' tends to highlight what issues the Charmed Ones are putting off, ignoring, or outright refusing to do anything about because they're distracted by their jobs, [[GirlOfTheWeek relationship issues]], or how one of their sisters is dealing with their own relationship issues. Given the nature of the show, the danger starts with a demon trying to kill defenseless innocents and goes up from there.

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* ''ObscurusLupa'' ''[[Creator/AllisonPregler Obscurus Lupa]]'' when reviewing ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' tends to highlight what issues the Charmed Ones are putting off, ignoring, or outright refusing to do anything about because they're distracted by their jobs, [[GirlOfTheWeek relationship issues]], or how one of their sisters is dealing with their own relationship issues. Given the nature of the show, the danger starts with a demon trying to kill defenseless innocents and goes up from there.



* In Episode 61 of ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' the town is plagued by the sun in the sky multiplying exponentially, from one to two, then two to four. [[TheNarrator Cecil]] spends most of this potential apocalypse complaining about the radio station not getting any water.

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* In Episode 61 of ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'' the town is plagued by the sun in the sky multiplying exponentially, from one to two, then two to four. [[TheNarrator [[{{Narrator}} Cecil]] spends most of this potential apocalypse complaining about the radio station not getting any water.



** In ''Marge vs the Monorail'', Marge and Sebastian Cobb arrive back in Springfield too late to stop the unsafe monorail from making its maiden voyage. Cobb then apologises, saying they might have been able to stop it if he hadn't stopped to get a haircut on the way.

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** In ''Marge "Marge vs the Monorail'', Monorail", Marge and Sebastian Cobb arrive back in Springfield too late to stop the unsafe monorail from making its maiden voyage. Cobb then apologises, saying they might have been able to stop it if he hadn't stopped to get a haircut on the way.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' episode "Thomas Comes to Breakfast", Thomas loses control and crashes into the stationmaster's house. The stationmaster's wife seems far more annoyed that Thomas [[MemeticMutation ruined their breakfast]] and that she'll have to cook it again than she does at the fact that ''a steam engine just plowed through the wall of her house.''

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine''
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In the ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' episode "Thomas Comes to Breakfast", Thomas loses control and crashes into the stationmaster's house. The stationmaster's wife seems far more annoyed that Thomas [[MemeticMutation ruined their breakfast]] and that she'll have to cook it again than she does at the fact that ''a steam engine just plowed through the wall of her house.''



** Exaggerated in "The Return of Harmony", Pinkie doesn't care about eternal chaos, as long as she gets chocolate milk rain and Rarity wants the box the Elements of Harmony are in, instead of the Elements themselves. Keep in mind that this is ''before'' [[spoiler:they're [[MindControl brainwashed]] by Discord.]]

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** Exaggerated in "The Return of Harmony", Pinkie doesn't care about eternal chaos, as long as she gets chocolate milk rain and Rarity wants the box the Elements of Harmony are in, instead of the Elements themselves. Keep in mind that this is ''before'' [[spoiler:they're [[MindControl brainwashed]] {{brainwashed}} by Discord.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' episode "Vicky Gets Fired", Timmy's parents couldn't care less about the video evidence of Vicky torturing their son, but when they see she erased the video they were using to tape their reality show, they're horrified and immediately fire her. Mr. Turner even admits that they consider the tape the most important thing in their lives, as opposed to their only child.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''
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In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' the episode "Vicky Gets Fired", Timmy's parents couldn't care less about the video evidence of Vicky torturing their son, but when they see she erased the video they were using to tape their reality show, they're horrified and immediately fire her. Mr. Turner even admits that they consider the tape the most important thing in their lives, as opposed to their only child.



* The ''WesternAnimation/DCNation'' version of Animal Man displays this, as he is obsessively focused on protecting animals while totally indifferent to everything else. When Darkseid invades earth and makes fire rain from the sky, Animal Man is the guy you can trust to leap into action and berate someone for forgetting he left his dog tied to a post while he fled for his life.
* In an episode of WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'', the Turtles are trying to get into the warehouse where Shredder is holding April hostage - like he always is - when Michelangelo gets the munchies and suggests stopping for a pizza break. The others are noticeably upset at him, but it does [[DeliveryGuyInfiltration give them an idea on how to get in.]]

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* The ''WesternAnimation/DCNation'' version of Animal Man ComicBook/AnimalMan displays this, as he is obsessively focused on protecting animals while totally indifferent to everything else. When Darkseid ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} invades earth Earth and makes fire rain from the sky, Animal Man is the guy you can trust to leap into action and berate someone for forgetting he left his dog tied to a post while he fled for his life.
* In an episode of WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'', ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'', the Turtles are trying to get into the warehouse where Shredder is holding April hostage - like he always is - when Michelangelo gets the munchies and suggests stopping for a pizza break. The others are noticeably upset at him, but it does [[DeliveryGuyInfiltration give them an idea on how to get in.]]
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* ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'': Daphne once refused to be saved from a fall because the helicopter Jenkins brought doesn't match her dress.
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* Creator/AnnaAkana's "''VideoGame/PokemonGo'' Ruins Lives" demonstrates some of the dangers of placing catching Pokémon as the utmost importance.
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* In the {{Franchise/Halo}} ARG ARG/HuntTheTruth, after [[spoiler:Mshak Moradi]] regains Waypoint[[note]]Space Internet[[/note]] access after months of being forced to go without.

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* In the {{Franchise/Halo}} ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' ARG ARG/HuntTheTruth, ''ARG/HuntTheTruth'', after [[spoiler:Mshak Moradi]] regains Waypoint[[note]]Space Internet[[/note]] access after months of being forced to go without.without:
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* In ''VideoGame/NetHack'', the Minetown guards will attack you if you kick a tree or play a bugle, but turn a blind eye to slaughtering all the resident gnomes and dwarves.
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-> '''''"She needs to sort out her priorities..."'''''
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