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8th Apr '18 3:41:06 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''Film/DrDolittle'', the tiger Jake is suffering from chronic headaches nausea and double vision. He heads to the top of a tall tower, prepared to end it all, but Dr. Dolittle is summoned to try to talk him down from it.[[note]]The film's conceit is that any animal can talk to other animals, but Dr. Dolittle is the only human who can talk to them and the only individual in this case who can help.[[/note]] At first it doesn't go so well, as he comes up empty when the tiger asks him to name any famous tigers and the dog Lucky's suggestion of "Tony the cereal tiger" (of Frosted Flakes fame) is decidedly unhelpful. Then he recalls the song "Eye of the Tiger" and how it inspired Rocky in ''Film/RockyIII'', but his awful off-key rendition of the song causes Jake to say that he's jumping. Finally, he says it simply that he's a doctor and he might be able to help and if not, the tiger can eat both him and Lucky, and this finally convinces Jake.

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* In ''Film/DrDolittle'', the tiger Jake is suffering from chronic headaches headaches, nausea and double vision. He heads to the top of a tall tower, prepared to end it all, but Dr. Dolittle is summoned to try to talk him down from it.[[note]]The film's conceit is that any animal can talk to other animals, but Dr. Dolittle is the only human who can talk to them and the only individual in this case who can help.[[/note]] At first it doesn't go so well, as he comes up empty when the tiger asks him to name any famous tigers and the dog Lucky's suggestion of "Tony the cereal tiger" (of Frosted Flakes fame) is decidedly unhelpful. Then he recalls the song "Eye of the Tiger" and how it inspired Rocky in ''Film/RockyIII'', but his awful off-key rendition of the song causes Jake to say that he's jumping. Finally, he says it simply that he's a doctor and he might be able to help and if not, the tiger can eat both him and Lucky, and this finally convinces Jake.
7th Apr '18 10:58:09 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''Film/DrDolittle'', the tiger Jake is suffering from chronic headaches nausea and double vision. He heads to the top of a tall tower, prepared to end it all, but Dr. Dolittle is summoned to try to talk him down from it.[[note]]The film's conceit is that any animal can talk to other animals, but Dr. Dolittle is the only human who can talk to them and the only individual in this case who can help.[[/note]] At first it doesn't go so well, as he comes up empty when the tiger asks him to name any famous tigers and the dog Lucky's suggestion of "Tony the cereal tiger" (of Frosted Flakes fame) is decidedly unhelpful. Then he recalls the song "Eye of the Tiger" and how it inspired ''Film/{{Rocky}}'', but his awful off-key rendition of the song causes Jake to say that he's jumping. Finally, he says it simply that he's a doctor and he might be able to help and if not, the tiger can eat both him and Lucky, and this finally convinces Jake.

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* In ''Film/DrDolittle'', the tiger Jake is suffering from chronic headaches nausea and double vision. He heads to the top of a tall tower, prepared to end it all, but Dr. Dolittle is summoned to try to talk him down from it.[[note]]The film's conceit is that any animal can talk to other animals, but Dr. Dolittle is the only human who can talk to them and the only individual in this case who can help.[[/note]] At first it doesn't go so well, as he comes up empty when the tiger asks him to name any famous tigers and the dog Lucky's suggestion of "Tony the cereal tiger" (of Frosted Flakes fame) is decidedly unhelpful. Then he recalls the song "Eye of the Tiger" and how it inspired ''Film/{{Rocky}}'', Rocky in ''Film/RockyIII'', but his awful off-key rendition of the song causes Jake to say that he's jumping. Finally, he says it simply that he's a doctor and he might be able to help and if not, the tiger can eat both him and Lucky, and this finally convinces Jake.
7th Apr '18 10:56:29 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''Film/DrDolittle'', the tiger Jake is suffering from chronic headaches nausea and double vision. He heads to the top of a tall tower, prepared to end it all, but Dr. Dolittle is summoned to try to talk him down from it.[[note]]The film's conceit is that any animal can talk to other animals, but Dr. Dolittle is the only human who can talk to them and the only individual in this case who can help.[[/note]] At first it doesn't go so well, as he comes up empty when the tiger asks him to name any famous tigers and the dog Lucky's suggestion of "Tony the cereal tiger" (of Frosted Flakes fame) is decidedly unhelpful. Then he recalls the song "Eye of the Tiger" and how it inspired ''Film/{{Rocky}}'', but his awful off-key rendition of the song causes Jake to say that he's jumping. Finally, he says it simply that he's a doctor and he might be able to help and if not, the tiger can eat both him and Lucky, and this finally convinces Jake.
-->'''Lucky''': Or just him.
-->'''Jake''': Alright. I just hope you're a better doctor than you are a singer.
4th Mar '18 8:13:24 AM Malady
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* "A Better Place, A Better Time" by StreetlightManifesto is about this.

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* "A Better Place, A Better Time" by StreetlightManifesto Music/StreetlightManifesto is about this.
26th Feb '18 2:54:07 PM Discar
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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'': PlayedForLaughs. When Legs needs to talk to tech support, she finds that there's an AI that redirects callers to the hypernet site. Legs conferenced the call in with a suicide hotline, and the AI let her through.
-->'''Legs:''' Your call-center A.I. was right on the edge. Ready to pull her own plug. She's having a nice intervention right now.
3rd Feb '18 5:27:47 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in ''Film/CanadianBacon'', with Creator/JohnCandy and Rhea Pearlman openly encouraging folks to jump off NiagaraFalls to collect a reward on washed-up bodies.

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* Inverted in ''Film/CanadianBacon'', with Creator/JohnCandy and Rhea Pearlman openly encouraging folks to jump off NiagaraFalls UsefulNotes/NiagaraFalls to collect a reward on washed-up bodies.
31st Jan '18 5:12:59 AM Cryoclaste
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* Subverted on the 2010 ''UpstairsDownstairs'' revival. [[spoiler: Harry attempts to talk Persie out of shooting herself and to wrest the gun away from her, but Beryl is shot in the ensuing GunStruggle...and this spurs Persie to dive over a railing to her death.]]

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* Subverted on the 2010 ''UpstairsDownstairs'' ''Series/UpstairsDownstairs'' revival. [[spoiler: Harry attempts to talk Persie out of shooting herself and to wrest the gun away from her, but Beryl is shot in the ensuing GunStruggle...and this spurs Persie to dive over a railing to her death.]]
29th Jan '18 5:32:42 PM Jeduthun
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'''If you or someone you know feels suicidal, [[UsefulNotes/SuicidePrevention there are numbers you can call]].'''

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'''If you or someone you know feels suicidal, [[UsefulNotes/SuicidePrevention there are numbers you can call]].'''
''' YouAreNotAlone.
29th Jan '18 5:32:07 PM Jeduthun
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This is actually one of the best ways to deal with someone known to be suicidal, because the very act of someone they know stopping them might make them reconsider their reasons for wanting to commit suicide in the first place. In such cases, it's likely best to ''avoid'' using cliches such as that they "[[WorthLivingFor have so much to live for]]" or they are "[[SuicideIsShameful selfish or are taking the easy way out]]." You don't have to go all out and plead with them. Just being there for them to talk to, listening to them, and encouraging them to talk to others can make all the difference. If you or someone you know feels suicidal, [[UsefulNotes/SuicidePrevention there are numbers you can call]].

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This is actually one of the best ways to deal with someone known to be suicidal, because the very act of someone they know stopping them might make them reconsider their reasons for wanting to commit suicide in the first place. In such cases, it's likely best to ''avoid'' using cliches such as that they "[[WorthLivingFor have so much to live for]]" or they are "[[SuicideIsShameful selfish or are taking the easy way out]]." You don't have to go all out and plead with them. Just being there for them to talk to, listening to them, and encouraging them to talk to others can make all the difference. If

'''If
you or someone you know feels suicidal, [[UsefulNotes/SuicidePrevention there are numbers you can call]].
call]].'''
11th Jan '18 1:09:01 PM Flash1191
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* Parodied [[UpToEleven to the extreme]] in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. When Dumbledore wins the 2008 American Headmasterial election, Ike Broflovski, a [=McCain=] supporter, is so devastated that he decides to jump out of the first-story window. The four leads, including his older brother Kyle, come outside to talk him out of jumping out the window. He does, and Kyle then takes him to a hospital. [[spoiler:The part about Ike being suicidal turns out to be a subversion when viewers see him go into the hospital morgue and [[DeathFakedForYou declare all of the politicians involved in the jewel heist to be dead]], revealing that he was privy to this plan and that he jumped out of the window specifically to put himself in the hospital and enable himself to do this.]]

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* Parodied [[UpToEleven to the extreme]] in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. When Dumbledore Obama wins the 2008 American Headmasterial presidental election, Ike Broflovski, a [=McCain=] supporter, is so devastated that he decides to jump out of the first-story window. The four leads, including his older brother Kyle, come outside to talk him out of jumping out the window. He does, and Kyle then takes him to a hospital. [[spoiler:The part about Ike being suicidal turns out to be a subversion when viewers see him go into the hospital morgue and [[DeathFakedForYou declare all of the politicians involved in the jewel heist to be dead]], revealing that he was privy to this plan and that he jumped out of the window specifically to put himself in the hospital and enable himself to do this.]]
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