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23rd May '18 10:30:53 PM TitoMosquito
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** "Brain Dead": The roles are switched around somewhat. Tish gets a B on a test, but is completely fine with it. She is, however, greatly confused by ''her friends'' behaving like this, with the others spending the episode trying to reinvent her as the FunnyForeigner friend (since she's a second-generation [[{{Ruritania}} Eastern European]] immigrant) because she can't be TheSmartOne anymore.

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** "Brain Dead": The roles are switched around somewhat. Tish gets a B on a test, but is completely fine with it. She is, however, greatly confused by ''her friends'' (and even the teacher who gave her the grade) behaving like this, with the others spending the episode trying to reinvent her as the FunnyForeigner friend (since she's a second-generation [[{{Ruritania}} Eastern European]] immigrant) because she can't be TheSmartOne anymore.
17th Apr '18 1:09:56 PM __Vano
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Compare ThePerfectionist. If someone else got a higher grade, it can be a case of SecondPlaceIsForLosers and if it happens often it can become a case of AlwaysSecondBest. [[FelonyMisdemeanor What Do You Mean, It's Not Heinous?]] is often the character's response to "It's just a 'B.'" If your character isn't bright enough to be traumatized by this trope, then perhaps they'll balk at their FMinusMinus. A similar attitude regarding reviews of works, particularly video games, is known as EightPointEight.

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Compare The bane of ThePerfectionist. If someone else got a higher grade, it can be a case of SecondPlaceIsForLosers and if it happens often it can become a case of AlwaysSecondBest. [[FelonyMisdemeanor What Do You Mean, It's Not Heinous?]] is often the character's response to "It's just a 'B.'" If your character isn't bright enough to be traumatized by this trope, then perhaps they'll balk at their FMinusMinus. A similar attitude regarding reviews of works, particularly video games, is known as EightPointEight.
17th Apr '18 5:35:01 AM gamer2332
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** Similarly, ''VideoGame/ReflecBeat'' goes up to AA, but requires an A rank (70% achievement rate)to clear. Unfortunately, failing here does in fact cause a Game Over...
2nd Apr '18 8:53:59 PM RacattackForce
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** Not so much ''grades'', but in the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero "Lesson Zero"]], Twilight Sparkle stresses out over being tardy giving Princess Celestia a friendship report for the first time ever (which, in most real-world schools, ''would'' dock a grade). She thinks that it will lead to her being sent back to "magic kindergarten".
** Also, in the Season 3 episode "The Crystal Empire," Twilight comes out of a test with Princess Celestia looking distraught. Spike inquires if she got an "A-? B+?" [[spoiler:but it turns out the Princess actually was just assigning Twilight with the task of saving an entire empire, which she wasn't prepared for]].

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** Not so much ''grades'', but in the episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero "Lesson Zero"]], Twilight Sparkle stresses out over being tardy giving Princess Celestia a friendship report for the first time ever (which, in most real-world schools, ''would'' dock a grade). She thinks grade), thinking that it will lead to her being sent back to "magic kindergarten".
** Also, in the Season 3 episode "The Crystal Empire," Twilight comes out of a test with Princess Celestia looking distraught. Spike inquires if she got an "A-? B+?" [[spoiler:but it It turns out the Princess actually "test" was just assigning Twilight with the task of saving an entire empire, assignment to save a rediscovered empire from destruction, which she wasn't prepared for]].for.
2nd Apr '18 8:45:05 PM RacattackForce
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** "Brain Dead": The roles are switched around somewhat. Tish gets a B on a test, but is completely fine with it. She is, however, greatly confused by ''her friends'' behaving like this, with the others spending the episode trying to reinvent her as the FunnyForeigner friend (since she's a second-generation Eastern European immigrant) because she can't be TheSmartOne anymore.

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** "Brain Dead": The roles are switched around somewhat. Tish gets a B on a test, but is completely fine with it. She is, however, greatly confused by ''her friends'' behaving like this, with the others spending the episode trying to reinvent her as the FunnyForeigner friend (since she's a second-generation [[{{Ruritania}} Eastern European European]] immigrant) because she can't be TheSmartOne anymore.
2nd Apr '18 8:43:18 PM RacattackForce
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** "Brain Dead": The roles are switched around somewhat... Tish gets a B on a test, but wonders why the others are treating it as such a big deal that they're reinventing her as an exotic foreigner (she's a second-generation European immigrant) because she can't be the smart one anymore.

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** "Brain Dead": The roles are switched around somewhat... somewhat. Tish gets a B on a test, but wonders why is completely fine with it. She is, however, greatly confused by ''her friends'' behaving like this, with the others are treating it as such a big deal that they're reinventing spending the episode trying to reinvent her as an exotic foreigner (she's the FunnyForeigner friend (since she's a second-generation Eastern European immigrant) because she can't be the smart one TheSmartOne anymore.
28th Mar '18 12:31:02 PM broncos187
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* In the "Subway Wars" episode of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''. Ted, who teaches an architecture class at college, finds out about a website that allows students to rate their teachers. He checks it out and sees dozens of glowing reviews. But the one he notices labels him as "boring".

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** At the end, Zack offers to pass off his project as Cody's so the later won't get a bad grade, but Cody decides to just accept the C the teacher gives him. He perks up later on once he discovers he can designate the class as "Pass/Fail" so it won't affect his GPA.
* In the "Subway Wars" episode of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''. Ted, who teaches an architecture class at college, finds out about a website that allows students to rate their teachers. He checks it out and sees dozens of glowing reviews. But the one he notices labels him as "boring"."boring" and he spends most of the episode trying to prove he isn't by teaching his fellow commuters about the subject, much to their annoyance. Marshall calls him out on his attitude near the end, pointing out it was ''one'' review out of dozens of positive ones and the fact he got so many of those (plus the fact he's designing a major office building) shows he's a success.
24th Mar '18 7:18:55 AM Madison14
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* In ''Literature/TheAmyVirus'', the Butts hold all three of their daughters to extremely high standards and are dismayed when their youngest starts bringing home B minuses.
22nd Mar '18 7:02:29 AM broncos187
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'': Mr. Wilter gives everybody an F because he thinks they've done the wrong assignment. The students all complain about it, except for Reggie Bullnerd, who doesn't see what the big deal is because he's always getting F's.

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'': Everybody gets an F on a quiz because Mr. Wilter gives everybody an F because he thinks they've done gave them questions on the wrong assignment.book chapter. The students all complain about it, except for Reggie Bullnerd, who doesn't see what the big deal is because he's always getting F's.
21st Mar '18 11:06:15 AM nighttrainfm
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** It was (no pun intended) the B-plot ([[MonsterOfTheAesop complete with Killer Bee Monster]]) in an episode of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', where Billy got upset over the first B he ever made on a test (in a [[{{Irony}} question about bees]], at that). That's what give Rita the idea for the monster.

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** It was (no pun intended) the B-plot ([[MonsterOfTheAesop complete with Killer Bee Monster]]) in an episode of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', where Billy [[TheSmartGuy Billy]] got upset over the first B he ever made on a test (in a [[{{Irony}} question about bees]], at that). That's what give gave Rita the idea for the monster.
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