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9th Aug '17 11:58:05 PM SantosLHalper
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* Averted ''hard'' in {{Creator/Don Hertzfeldt}}'s ''Temporary Anaesthetics''. Though PlayedForLaughs, "Bobby Neurotic's" OCD is shown as being a crippling and irrational series of anxieties that only time-consuming, meaningless rituals can abate. Though taken to comical extremes like only Don Hertzfeldt could pull off, it is ultimately portrayed a life-destroying, soul-draining and frightening mental illness, [[TruthInTelevision just like in reality.]]

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* Averted ''hard'' in {{Creator/Don Hertzfeldt}}'s ''Temporary Anaesthetics''. Though PlayedForLaughs, "Bobby Neurotic's" OCD is shown as being a crippling and irrational series of anxieties that only time-consuming, meaningless rituals can abate. Though Even if it's taken to comical extremes like that only Don Hertzfeldt could pull off, it is ultimately portrayed a life-destroying, soul-draining and frightening mental illness, [[TruthInTelevision just like in reality.]]
9th Aug '17 11:57:16 PM SantosLHalper
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* Averted ''hard'' in {{Creator/Don Hertzfeldt}}'s ''Temporary Anaesthetics''. Though PlayedForLaughs, "Bobby Neurotic's" ocd is shown as being a crippling and irrational anxiety that only time-consuming, meaningless rituals can abate. Ultimately, it is life-destroying, soul-draining and frightening, [[TruthInTelevision just like in reality.]]

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* Averted ''hard'' in {{Creator/Don Hertzfeldt}}'s ''Temporary Anaesthetics''. Though PlayedForLaughs, "Bobby Neurotic's" ocd OCD is shown as being a crippling and irrational anxiety series of anxieties that only time-consuming, meaningless rituals can abate. Ultimately, Though taken to comical extremes like only Don Hertzfeldt could pull off, it is ultimately portrayed a life-destroying, soul-draining and frightening, frightening mental illness, [[TruthInTelevision just like in reality.]]
9th Aug '17 11:51:03 PM SantosLHalper
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* Averted ''hard'' in {{Creator/Don Hertzfeldt}}'s ''Temporary Anaesthetics''. Though PlayedForLaughs, "Bobby Neurotic's" ocd is shown as being a crippling and irrational anxiety that only time-consuming, meaningless rituals can abate. Ultimately, it is life-destroying, soul-draining and frightening, [[TruthInTelevision just like in reality.]]
23rd Jun '17 9:39:58 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** The schedule part is pretty useful when you have to travel around the world ''by rail'' in 80 days.



* [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]] in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels are described as being ''very'' focused. Usually, they use this focus to enable them to feed. But the vampires who give up on feeding on human blood soon find out that they have to redirect this focus unto anything that doesn't [[ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere remind them of "the B-vord"]]. Collecting seems to be very popular amongst tee-totaling vampires.
** Also in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'', we are introduced to Stanley. He was raised by peas and is "quite intense" about pins. Later he graduated to stamps, which were made possible thanks to Stanley's obsessive neat pin-sheets. (The regular holes they left were the inspiration for the stamps' perforation)

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
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[[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]] in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels are described as being ''very'' focused. Usually, they use this focus to enable them to feed. But the vampires who give up on feeding on human blood soon find out that they have to redirect this focus unto anything that doesn't [[ColdTurkeysAreEverywhere remind them of "the B-vord"]]. Collecting seems to be very popular amongst tee-totaling vampires.
** Also in In ''Discworld/GoingPostal'', we are introduced to Stanley. He was raised by peas and is "quite intense" about pins. Later he graduated to stamps, which were made possible thanks to Stanley's obsessive neat pin-sheets. (The regular holes they left were the inspiration for the stamps' perforation)



** It should be noted that the priests are fully aware of the existence of OCD. However, the normal drugs that help fight OCD don't work for [[spoiler:the Godspoken]].



* The eponymous character in the Creator/StephenKing short story ''[[Literature/JustAfterSunset N.]]''.
** His doctor, Johnny Bonsaint eventually [[spoiler:becomes like this as well, due to the influence of the field.]]

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* The eponymous character in the Creator/StephenKing short story ''[[Literature/JustAfterSunset N.]]''.
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]]''. His doctor, Johnny Bonsaint eventually [[spoiler:becomes like this as well, due to the influence of the field.]]



* ''Series/{{Monk}}'': They sometimes do portray this as a seriously debilitating illness, but just as often it's portrayed as funny. The idea is that he's CursedWithAwesome, so that he notices every detail of a crime scene, picking up clues that no one else would.
** In one episode, his doctor finds an effective drug that helps Monk tone down his OCD considerably, at the expense of his attention to detail. By the end of the episode [[StatusQuoIsGod he's back to his usual self.]]
** Ironically, Howie Mandel (also being OCD in real life) guest-starred as a cultist who tries to help Monk get over his condition when he spends time at their commune to investigate.
** Monk appears to suffer from both OCD (unwanted thoughts and compulsions, ''extreme'' anxiety issues) and OCPD (an excessive desire for order and control, hoarding, stinginess).
* Sheldon from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' shows many signs of OCPD. A good example is when the cushion that was "his spot" on the sofa was stained and he spent the time in which the cushion was being cleaned slowly going crazy, eventually going to the point where he was crouching over the spot where he used to sit. Howard tries to solve the problem by grabbing Rajesh's cushion and placing it in Sheldon's spot. Rajesh starts to complain, giving us:

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* ''Series/{{Monk}}'': They sometimes do portray this as a seriously debilitating illness, but just as often it's portrayed as funny. The idea is that he's CursedWithAwesome, so that he notices every detail of a crime scene, picking up clues that no one else would.
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would. In one episode, his doctor finds an effective drug that helps Monk tone down his OCD considerably, at the expense of his attention to detail. By the end of the episode [[StatusQuoIsGod he's back to his usual self.]]
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]] Ironically, Howie Mandel (also being OCD in real life) guest-starred as a cultist who tries to help Monk get over his condition when he spends time at their commune to investigate.
** Monk appears to suffer from both OCD (unwanted thoughts and compulsions, ''extreme'' anxiety issues) and OCPD (an excessive desire for order and control, hoarding, stinginess).
* Sheldon from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' shows many signs of OCPD. OCPD:
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A good example is when the cushion that was "his spot" on the sofa was stained and he spent the time in which the cushion was being cleaned slowly going crazy, eventually going to the point where he was crouching over the spot where he used to sit. Howard tries to solve the problem by grabbing Rajesh's cushion and placing it in Sheldon's spot. Rajesh starts to complain, giving us:



* Some of the killers in ''Series/CriminalMinds'', including a man who is at one point seen washing his hands with what looks like a fresh bar of soap, then throwing it away after one use.

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* Some of the killers in ''Series/CriminalMinds'', including ''Series/CriminalMinds'':
** One is
a man who is at one point seen washing his hands with what looks like a fresh bar of soap, then throwing it away after one use.



* Monica from ''Series/{{Friends}}''. She can tell if the furniture has been moved even an inch, and will have a near panic attack at the thought of it.
** How bad she was was really DependingOnTheWriter. In one episode, Chandler cleans the apartment to make Monica happy. When Monica came home, she ''did'' notice that things were moved, but she thought that the gesture was sweet.

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* Monica from ''Series/{{Friends}}''. She can tell if the furniture has been moved even an inch, and will have a near panic attack at the thought of it.
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it. How bad she was was really DependingOnTheWriter. In one episode, Chandler cleans the apartment to make Monica happy. When Monica came home, she ''did'' notice that things were moved, but she thought that the gesture was sweet.



** In the early days? Let's just say that she and Rex might have had that reconciliation if it weren't for her being too distracted by a dripping burrito to continue. Unlike most examples on this page, however, it has also been played for drama, and was just one of many factors leading to her nervous breakdown at the end of season two.
** However, no one in the series call his behavior "obsessive compulsive", but rather "anal retentive".
* Used as a one-off gag in ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'': In episode 7, the PowerTrio are in detention, along with the JerkJock and {{Goth}} girl. When they ask the Goth what she's in for, she explains that she hacked the school computer and deleted every single picture from a school event...because her [[HairDecorations hair ribbon]] was slightly off-kilter in '''''one''''' of the pictures.

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* ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'':
** In the early days? Let's just say that she and Rex might have had that reconciliation if it weren't for her being too distracted by a dripping burrito to continue. Unlike most examples on this page, however, it has also been played for drama, and was just one of many factors leading to her nervous breakdown at the end of season two.
** However, no one in the series call his behavior "obsessive compulsive", but rather "anal retentive".
* Used as a one-off gag in ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'':
In episode 7, the PowerTrio are in detention, along with the JerkJock and {{Goth}} girl. When they ask the Goth what she's in for, she explains that she hacked the school computer and deleted every single picture from a school event...because her [[HairDecorations hair ribbon]] was slightly off-kilter in '''''one''''' of the pictures.



* While Danny Tanner in ''Series/FullHouse'' is generally just a NeatFreak, he reaches SuperOCD levels when his personal Christmas of Spring Cleaning time comes around. Another episode has the girls moving ''every single item'' on Danny's wall a few inches to the side because he'd otherwise notice the one thing they had to move to cover a hole in the wall.
** Hey, you're talking about a guy who ''cleans his cleaning supplies''.
** There's finally a HeelRealization mixed with RealityEnsues and a FreudianExcuse--when Danny goes overboard during the aforementioned Spring Cleaning, DJ drags the family into her room where they all spend several minutes complaining about him. After they leave, Danny emerges from the closet (he was installing shelf paper) and is clearly devastated at the realization of how out-of-control his behavior has gotten and that it's genuinely making everyone hate him. When he goes out for a drive to clear his head, he muses that he's always loved to clean, ever since his mother gave him cleaning supplies as a present--and instantly realizes that (a) that's probably the root of his problem and (b) that he's doing the same thing to Michelle and that one day she might drive ''her'' family crazy.

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* While Danny Tanner in ''Series/FullHouse'' is generally just a NeatFreak, he reaches SuperOCD levels when his personal Christmas of Spring Cleaning time comes around. Another episode has the girls moving ''every single item'' on Danny's wall a few inches to the side because he'd otherwise notice the one thing they had to move to cover a hole in the wall.
** Hey, you're talking about a guy who ''cleans his cleaning supplies''.
**
wall. There's finally a HeelRealization mixed with RealityEnsues and a FreudianExcuse--when Danny goes overboard during the aforementioned Spring Cleaning, DJ drags the family into her room where they all spend several minutes complaining about him. After they leave, Danny emerges from the closet (he was installing shelf paper) and is clearly devastated at the realization of how out-of-control his behavior has gotten and that it's genuinely making everyone hate him. When he goes out for a drive to clear his head, he muses that he's always loved to clean, ever since his mother gave him cleaning supplies as a present--and instantly realizes that (a) that's probably the root of his problem and (b) that he's doing the same thing to Michelle and that one day she might drive ''her'' family crazy.



** Of course, that same attention to detail is likely what enables him to be a great mathematician, but his social skills suffer as a result.
6th Apr '17 10:29:22 AM WildKatGirl
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** He was defeated after a blade cut off a couple centimeters of his hair on one side and he freaked out.

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** He was defeated after a blade cut off a couple centimeters of his hair on one side and he freaked out. [-[[note]] Though it could hardly be called a defeat, seeing as both of his opponents were [[CurbStompBattle lying on the floor in a crater.]] [[/note]]-]
25th Mar '17 6:21:25 PM nombretomado
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* In ''FanFic/DeptHeavenApocrypha'', we have Ledah, who is eventually revealed to have OCD after implications of such throughout most of the early story. However, [[spoiler:as the OCD is one of the many facets of his rape-induced PTSD (and as Ledah is TheWoobie)]], this is played seriously and for sympathy.

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* In ''FanFic/DeptHeavenApocrypha'', ''Roleplay/DeptHeavenApocrypha'', we have Ledah, who is eventually revealed to have OCD after implications of such throughout most of the early story. However, [[spoiler:as the OCD is one of the many facets of his rape-induced PTSD (and as Ledah is TheWoobie)]], this is played seriously and for sympathy.
21st Mar '17 9:11:11 PM mat
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* Saint Alphonsus Liguori suffered from a religious version of OCD, known as scrupulosity. It's also theorized that Martin Luther may have been afflicted with it as well, but as these theories also move into trying to explain the Catholic-Protestant split, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment so let's leave it at that.]]

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* Saint Alphonsus Liguori suffered from a religious version of OCD, known as scrupulosity. It's also theorized that Martin Luther may have been afflicted with it as well, but as these theories also move into trying to explain the Catholic-Protestant split, [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment so let's leave it at that.]]
28th Feb '17 6:36:13 PM bombadil211
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* ''Series/TheLastEnemy'' has the protagonist, a brillian mathematician, who has an advanced form of OCD. When we first see him, he's on a plane wearing a ''hazmat suit'' because the guy next to him is coughing. He then runs to the bathroom and proceeds to thoroughly wash his hands... which he does through the series. Surprisingly, it's mostly related to cleanliness, so we never see him watch where he steps or repeat certain actions just because. When his ex meets him, she gives him a disinfectant wipe after they come out of a church.

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* ''Series/TheLastEnemy'' has the protagonist, a brillian mathematician, who has an advanced form of OCD. When we first see him, he's on a plane wrapped in a blanket and wearing a ''hazmat suit'' heavy-duty mask and sitting stock upright to avoid physical contact. Then, because the guy next to him is coughing. He then coughing, he runs to the bathroom and proceeds to thoroughly wash his hands... which turns out to be a habit he does through throughout the series. Surprisingly, it's mostly related to cleanliness, so we never see him watch where he steps or repeat certain actions just because. When his ex meets him, she gives him a disinfectant wipe after they come out of a church.
28th Feb '17 6:29:24 PM bombadil211
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* ''Series/{{Whitechapel}}'' has Joseph Chandler, a homicide detective, who is incredibly obsessed with neatness, as well as things being clean. His OCD is bad enough that he often stays at the Homicide Department overnight, making everything neat for the next day...only for him to end up spending the entire night doing this. It should be noted, however, that while most of the examples of SuperOCD are PlayedForLaughs, Chandler's OCD is shown as an illness and a serious issue, rather then something used for comedy.

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* ''Series/{{Whitechapel}}'' has Joseph Chandler, a homicide detective, who is incredibly obsessed with neatness, as well as things being clean. His OCD is bad enough that he often stays at the Homicide Department overnight, making everything neat for the next day...only for him to end up spending the entire night doing this. He also has counting rituals that can become so debilitating that he is stuck in place for hours going through them even as he becomes more distraught at not being able to stop. It should be noted, however, that while most of the examples of SuperOCD are PlayedForLaughs, Chandler's OCD is shown as an illness and a serious issue, rather then something used for comedy.
6th Jan '17 8:22:30 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/AsGoodAsItGets'' plays this for drama, with JackNicholson's character showing several common OCD fixations, like being unable to walk on the lines between paving stones and only using disposable forks, even in restaurants. And those are the pedestrian quirks. The really bad stuff is needing to have several ''dozen'' pre-packaged soap bars to wash his hands with, because he'll only use one for a few seconds before throwing it away. A new soap bar every trip to the bathroom? Sure, cuts down on germ exposure. ''Three or four'' every time you wash your hands? Holy crap.

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* ''Film/AsGoodAsItGets'' plays this for drama, with JackNicholson's Creator/JackNicholson's character showing several common OCD fixations, like being unable to walk on the lines between paving stones and only using disposable forks, even in restaurants. And those are the pedestrian quirks. The really bad stuff is needing to have several ''dozen'' pre-packaged soap bars to wash his hands with, because he'll only use one for a few seconds before throwing it away. A new soap bar every trip to the bathroom? Sure, cuts down on germ exposure. ''Three or four'' every time you wash your hands? Holy crap.
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