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16th Jul '16 12:02:42 AM jormis29
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight'', Nell defends Snidely Whiplash in court and claims that if society had some sort of program to help people with a compulsive need to tie stuff together, Snidely's habit would never have progressed to the point where he started tying women to railroad tracks. Thanks to the RuleOfFunny, this actually works.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight'', Nell defends Snidely Whiplash in court and claims that if society had some sort of program to help people with a compulsive need to tie stuff together, Snidely's habit would never have progressed to the point where he started [[ChainedToARailway tying women to railroad tracks.tracks]]. Thanks to the RuleOfFunny, this actually works.
13th Jul '16 8:08:58 PM Bissek
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight'', Nell defends Snidely Whiplash in court and claims that if society had some sort of program to help people with a compulsive need to tie stuff together, Snidely's habit would never have progressed to the point where he started tying women to railroad tracks. Thanks to the RuleOfFunny, this actually works.
21st Jun '16 11:50:32 AM gewunomox
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* OingoBoingo's ''Only A Lad''. See the Quotes page for lyrics.

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* OingoBoingo's Music/OingoBoingo's ''Only A Lad''. See the Quotes page for lyrics.
3rd Apr '16 11:24:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'':

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* From ''TheSimpsons'':

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* ''BumpInTheNight'': In one episode, Mr. Bumpy [[PaperThinDisguise disguised himself]] as Molly Cuddle to play a prank on Destructo. When he got caught, he tried several desperate ways to divert blame. This trope was included.

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* ''BumpInTheNight'': ''WesternAnimation/BumpInTheNight'': In one episode, Mr. Bumpy [[PaperThinDisguise disguised himself]] as Molly Cuddle to play a prank on Destructo. When he got caught, he tried several desperate ways to divert blame. This trope was included.
17th Jan '16 10:44:50 AM nombretomado
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* ''LawAndOrder'', often, especially ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''. We wrap up the A plot more quickly than usual, find out that Johnny did it and the jury agrees... but our heroes realize that it's not really Johnny's fault and strike back against the corporate overlord / gang / societal disease that "made him do it".

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* ''LawAndOrder'', ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'', often, especially ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''.''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''. We wrap up the A plot more quickly than usual, find out that Johnny did it and the jury agrees... but our heroes realize that it's not really Johnny's fault and strike back against the corporate overlord / gang / societal disease that "made him do it".
13th Dec '15 7:49:26 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler: Eva Lord]] from ''SinCity'' laughs at this trope once she's revealed as the BigBad in ''A Dame To Kill For''. She mentions that, if she were ever caught, people would be reluctant to call her evil. They would simply blame society.
* There was an issue of ''XFactor'', early in the second series, that used this as a RunningGag: one person blamed society for something, then someone who hadn't been in the room came in, joined the conversation, and said, "Personally, I blame society," about something else, the topic having shifted, and then it happened ''at least'' once more.

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* [[spoiler: Eva Lord]] from ''SinCity'' ''ComicBook/SinCity'' laughs at this trope once she's revealed as the BigBad in ''A Dame To Kill For''. She mentions that, if she were ever caught, people would be reluctant to call her evil. They would simply blame society.
* There was an issue of ''XFactor'', ''ComicBook/XFactor'', early in the second series, that used this as a RunningGag: one person blamed society for something, then someone who hadn't been in the room came in, joined the conversation, and said, "Personally, I blame society," about something else, the topic having shifted, and then it happened ''at least'' once more.
29th Nov '15 11:27:14 AM hamza678
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* Invoked in ''YuruYuri'' by Himawari's hilariously WiseBeyondHerYears (or possibly just precocious) little sister to explain Sakurako's behavior.

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* Invoked in ''YuruYuri'' ''Manga/YuruYuri'' by Himawari's hilariously WiseBeyondHerYears (or possibly just precocious) little sister to explain Sakurako's behavior.
10th Nov '15 5:48:41 PM nombretomado
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** Followed by, "We're no good" etc. So ''in context'', the (apparent) admission of moral responsibility is merely another way-station along a near-death-march of absurd rationalization and counterreaction: a Chorus provided by "sympathetic liberals" '''and''' the withering disapproval of the (at time of release--of play & film--yet to be named) [[RichardNixon Silent Majority]]. All ineffectual; all as prone to whining as are the Jets themselves.

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** Followed by, "We're no good" etc. So ''in context'', the (apparent) admission of moral responsibility is merely another way-station along a near-death-march of absurd rationalization and counterreaction: a Chorus provided by "sympathetic liberals" '''and''' the withering disapproval of the (at time of release--of play & film--yet to be named) [[RichardNixon [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Silent Majority]]. All ineffectual; all as prone to whining as are the Jets themselves.
30th Jul '15 12:22:27 PM Allronix
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* ''Series/ColdCase'' mixes this with an economy sized {{Deconstruction}} of GoodOldWays. Expect at least five episodes a season or more to make the ''era'' of the murder the true villain, particularly when it comes to issues of race or sexuality. The episode "Best Friends," with an interracial female-female romance in the 1920's plays both factors for everything it's worth.
2nd Jun '15 7:15:58 AM ChronoLegion
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* Subverted in a ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' ShowWithinAShow called ''Gumbel 2 Gumbel'', where one of the detectives is interrogating a thief and offers this as an explanation, only for the thief to shut it down.
-->'''Brian Gumbel:''' Purse snatching... society's fault, or one man's cry for help?
-->'''Thief:''' What are you talking about? I wanted her money!
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