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13th Mar '16 9:37:40 PM GrammarNavi
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* Invoked in MercedesLackey's ''The Fairy Godmother'', the first of her TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms series. A stubborn prince who behaves like an ass finds himself [[InvoluntaryTransformation transformed into one]]. His asinine behavior persists for some time until he loses some of his pride and subsequently reforms.

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* Invoked in MercedesLackey's ''The Fairy Godmother'', the first of her TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms ''Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' series. A stubborn prince who behaves like an ass finds himself [[InvoluntaryTransformation transformed into one]]. His asinine behavior persists for some time until he loses some of his pride and subsequently reforms.
7th Nov '15 5:42:25 PM nombretomado
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* In ''RedDeadRedemption'', while traveling through Mexico, you'll occasionally encounter a peasant leading his donkey down the road. The peasant will loudly and repeatedly curse the beast in Spanish. And that you can ride donkeys, but there's some downsides. Donkeys won't jump, they can't run as fast as a horse, and if you try putting a hogtied person on one, it won't work.

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\n* In ''RedDeadRedemption'', ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'', while traveling through Mexico, you'll occasionally encounter a peasant leading his donkey down the road. The peasant will loudly and repeatedly curse the beast in Spanish. And that you can ride donkeys, but there's some downsides. Donkeys won't jump, they can't run as fast as a horse, and if you try putting a hogtied person on one, it won't work.
work.



22nd Oct '15 4:10:29 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in a ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' cutaway, where a mule plays the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game, and refuses to admit that he was in ''{{Footloose}}''.
* Averted in {{Disney}}'s ''Disney/TheSmallOne'' (directed by Creator/DonBluth) in which the eponymous ass is gentle, patient, and quite amazingly self-sacrificing.

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* Parodied in a ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' cutaway, where a mule plays the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game, and refuses to admit that he was in ''{{Footloose}}''.
''Film/{{Footloose}}''.
* Averted in {{Disney}}'s Creator/{{Disney}}'s ''Disney/TheSmallOne'' (directed by Creator/DonBluth) in which the eponymous ass is gentle, patient, and quite amazingly self-sacrificing.
17th Jun '15 2:54:27 AM eroock
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->''"In order to get the animal's attention, first rap it between the ears with a stout stick.''

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->''"In order to get the animal's attention, first rap it between the ears with a stout stick.''"''
17th Jun '15 2:54:19 AM eroock
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''"In order to get the animal's attention, first rap it between the ears with a stout stick.''
->- A U.S. Army manual on dealing with mules

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''"In ->''"In order to get the animal's attention, first rap it between the ears with a stout stick.''
->- -->-- A U.S. Army manual on dealing with mules
15th Jun '15 5:43:19 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[{{Troperrific}} (of course)]] has Applejack, who's actually less patient then an ''actual'' mule. Another case has Cranky Doodle Donkey, who's old, set in his ways, and very, ''very'' unwilling to deal with Pinkie Pie. After a while, you start to empathize with him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[{{Troperrific}} (of course)]] has Applejack, who's ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Applejack is
actually less patient then an ''actual'' mule. Another case has Cranky Doodle Donkey, who's old, set in his ways, and very, ''very'' unwilling to deal with Pinkie Pie. After a while, you start to empathize with him.
15th Jun '15 3:50:28 PM Gallimaufry
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** There's an actual (nameless) mule who shows up when one of the protagonists says how somepony else is "as stubborn as a mule", prompting them to quickly add "No offense!" Humorously, the actual mule never does take any offense, implying that he's actually more agreeable than the ponies.
28th Mar '15 8:34:40 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in a ''FamilyGuy'' cutaway, where a mule plays the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game, and refuses to admit that he was in ''{{Footloose}}''.

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* Parodied in a ''FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' cutaway, where a mule plays the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game, and refuses to admit that he was in ''{{Footloose}}''.
2nd Oct '14 11:05:31 AM MyFinalEdits
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* In ''RedDeadRedemption'', while traveling through Mexico, you'll occasionally encounter a peasant leading his donkey down the road. The peasant will loudly and repeatedly curse the beast in Spanish.
** Not to mention that you can ride donkeys...but there's some downsides. Donkeys won't jump, they can't run as fast as a horse, and if you try putting a hogtied person on one, it won't work.

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* In ''RedDeadRedemption'', while traveling through Mexico, you'll occasionally encounter a peasant leading his donkey down the road. The peasant will loudly and repeatedly curse the beast in Spanish.
** Not to mention
Spanish. And that you can ride donkeys...donkeys, but there's some downsides. Donkeys won't jump, they can't run as fast as a horse, and if you try putting a hogtied person on one, it won't work.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[{{Troperrific}} (of course)]] has Applejack, who's actually less patient then an ''actual'' mule. Admittedly, the mule in question seemed to not mind the implications of the actual insult, but still...
** A later episode gives us Cranky Doodle Donkey, who's old, set in his ways, and very, ''very'' unwilling to deal with Pinkie Pie. After a while, you start to empathize with him.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' [[{{Troperrific}} (of course)]] has Applejack, who's actually less patient then an ''actual'' mule. Admittedly, the mule in question seemed to not mind the implications of the actual insult, but still...
** A later episode gives us
Another case has Cranky Doodle Donkey, who's old, set in his ways, and very, ''very'' unwilling to deal with Pinkie Pie. After a while, you start to empathize with him.
14th Aug '14 12:39:32 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness'': Throughout Acts V and VI, Arial takes this trope UpToEleven, repeatedly insisting that she and Dark are soul mates and brushing off all attempts to reason with her. It's only after her actions nearly drive Dark over the DespairEventHorizon and get him hit by an [=HDA=] vehicle that she finally listens to reason.

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