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19th May '16 6:06:31 AM OlfinBedwere
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* Deconstructed in the second season of ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' when [=LaGuerta=] sleeps with Lt. Pascal's boyfriend, knowing that Pascal will get suspicious and eventually freak out and lose her job, which had been snatched away from [=LaGuerta=] and handed to Pascal for obviously political reasons at the end of the previous season. After her plan succeeds said boyfriend tells [=LaGuerta=] that he wants a real relationship with her, but she angrily breaks it off and tells him that he's nothing more than an unfaithful scumbag, whereas she's an honest woman who's being forced to do unsavory things to succeed in her male-dominated field. In the following episode however, Doakes tells her that it's more than a little hypocritical to try pulling the "oppressed female" card when she wrecked the career of ''another'' woman in order to advance her own.
15th May '16 12:08:10 AM KingZeal
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''{{Series/Titus}}'', and as a way to illustrate just how ''bad'' this trope can be. Titus' father (Ken) and mother (Juanita) are talking to a social worker at Ken's house, with Ken mentioning that he has a house, a stable job, and a new wife... but Juanita is "his ''mother''", despite being [[NakedPeopleAreFunny pantsless]].

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''{{Series/Titus}}'', and as a way to illustrate just how ''bad'' a particularly bad example of this trope can be.trope. Titus' father (Ken) and mother (Juanita) are talking to a social worker at Ken's house, with Ken mentioning that he has a house, a stable job, and a new wife... but Juanita is "his ''mother''", despite being [[NakedPeopleAreFunny pantsless]].
14th May '16 7:14:01 AM HighCrate
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''{{Series/Titus}}'', and as a way to illustrate just how ''bad'' this trope used to be. Titus' father (Ken) and mother (Juanita) are talking to a social worker at Ken's house, with Ken mentioning that he has a house, a stable job, and a new wife... but Juanita is "his ''mother''", despite being [[NakedPeopleAreFunny pantsless]].

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''{{Series/Titus}}'', and as a way to illustrate just how ''bad'' this trope used to can be. Titus' father (Ken) and mother (Juanita) are talking to a social worker at Ken's house, with Ken mentioning that he has a house, a stable job, and a new wife... but Juanita is "his ''mother''", despite being [[NakedPeopleAreFunny pantsless]].
14th May '16 6:44:07 AM ironballs16
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* In ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'', this is one of the main problems with Dora and Marten's relationship. She repeatedly accuses him of attempting infidelity, at one point giving him the third degree because he intentionally didn't mention that a girl had asked him out - despite that he immediately turned the girl down, and despite that Dora's workplace routinely has to deal with customers asking the staff out and she doesn't think that is mentionworthy. She also blows up on him for getting a haircut without consulting her on it, but when she gets one and he says he preferred her old look, she dismisses him. She also goes digging through his porn folder just to sate her curiosity when he explicitly asks her not to, yet expects him to respect her own boundaries. However, she ''has'' been called out on this behavior, repeatedly [[spoiler: and the last example is the catalyst for their relationship to breakdown; Marten, not unreasonably, flips his shit when he discovers her violating his privacy, and when they break up Dora is informed in no uncertain terms that she ruined a good thing for stupid reasons and needs help]].

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* In ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'', this is one of the main problems with Dora and Marten's relationship. She repeatedly accuses him of attempting infidelity, at one point giving him the third degree because he intentionally didn't mention that a girl had asked him out - despite that he immediately turned the girl down, and despite that Dora's workplace routinely has to deal with customers asking the staff out and she doesn't think that is mentionworthy. She also blows up on him for getting a haircut without consulting her on it, but when she gets one and he says he preferred her old look, she dismisses him. She also goes digging through his porn folder just to sate her curiosity when he explicitly asks her not to, yet expects him to respect her own boundaries. However, she ''has'' been called out on this behavior, repeatedly [[spoiler: and the last example is the catalyst for their relationship to breakdown; Marten, not unreasonably, flips his shit when he discovers her violating his privacy, and when they break up Dora is informed in no uncertain terms that she ruined a good thing [[GreenEyedMonster for stupid reasons reasons]] and needs help]].
14th May '16 6:32:02 AM ironballs16
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''{{Series/Titus}}'', and as a way to illustrate just how ''bad'' this trope used to be. Titus' father (Ken) and mother (Juanita) are talking to a social worker at Ken's house, with Ken mentioning that he has a house, a stable job, and a new wife... but Juanita is "his ''mother''", despite being [[NakedPeopleAreFunny pantsless]].
-->'''Social Worker''': A boy should be with his mother.\\
'''Juanita''': Come along, Christopher. Mommy lives in a box under the thruway!
6th May '16 4:56:00 PM HighCrate
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** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d/PlayedForLaughs in an episode where Rachel borrows Monica's expensive car. We say borrow, but we really mean steal. Ross does his best to keep her from taking it, but ends up going along with it to make sure she brings the car back in one piece. Long story short, Rachel speeds, and gets pulled over by a cop. She shows him her license, which expired ''ten years earlier''. Rachel flirts with the cop more than a little, and the cop lets her go without even a slap on the wrist, advising Ross to drive, since she doesn't have her license. Later in the same episode, Ross is pulled over--for driving too ''slow''--and gets a ticket. He tries the same tricks as Rachel did, which is really more pathetic than effective.

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** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d/PlayedForLaughs in an episode where Rachel borrows Monica's expensive car. We say borrow, but we really mean steal. Ross does his best to keep her from taking it, but ends up going along with it to make sure she brings the car back in one piece. Long story short, Rachel speeds, and gets pulled over by a cop. She shows him her license, which expired ''ten years earlier''. Rachel flirts with the cop more than a little, and the cop lets her go without even a slap on the wrist, advising Ross to drive, since she doesn't have her license. Later in the same episode, Ross is pulled over--for driving too ''slow''--and ''slowly''--and gets a ticket. He tries the same tricks as Rachel did, which is really more pathetic than effective.
6th May '16 4:36:41 PM ShorinBJ
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** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d/PlayedForLaughs in an episode where Rachel borrows Monica's expensive car. We say borrow, but we really mean steal. Ross does his best to keep her from taking it, but ends up going along with it to make sure she brings the car back in one piece. Long story short, Rachel speeds, and gets pulled over by a cop. She shows him her license, which expired ''ten years earlier''. Rachel flirts with the cop more than a little, and the cop let's her go without even a slap on the wrist, advising Ross to drive, since she doesn't have her license. Later in the same episode, Ross is pulled over--for driving too ''slow''--and gets a ticket. He tries the same tricks as Rachel did, which is really more pathetic than effective.

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** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d/PlayedForLaughs in an episode where Rachel borrows Monica's expensive car. We say borrow, but we really mean steal. Ross does his best to keep her from taking it, but ends up going along with it to make sure she brings the car back in one piece. Long story short, Rachel speeds, and gets pulled over by a cop. She shows him her license, which expired ''ten years earlier''. Rachel flirts with the cop more than a little, and the cop let's lets her go without even a slap on the wrist, advising Ross to drive, since she doesn't have her license. Later in the same episode, Ross is pulled over--for driving too ''slow''--and gets a ticket. He tries the same tricks as Rachel did, which is really more pathetic than effective.



* Averted with Andy and Roger in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'': while Andy is infinitely more competent than BumblingDad Roger, on the rare occasions when she is at fault, she gets called out on it. Played straight, however, with their son Peter and his girlfriend Denise. Half their story arcs revolve around [[PoorCommunicationKills some misunderstanding that could have been cleared up with a single sentence]], and Peter is ''always'' portrayed as having been at fault. What makes it especially jarring is that the situation is always crafted in a way that leads the reader to make the same mistake as Peter - up until he's made out to be a complete idiot for interpreting the situation the same way the audience did.

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* Averted with Andy and Roger in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'': while Andy is infinitely more competent than BumblingDad Roger, on the rare occasions when she is at fault, she gets called out on it. Played straight, however, with their son Peter and his girlfriend Denise. Half their story arcs revolve around [[PoorCommunicationKills some misunderstanding that could have been cleared up with a single sentence]], and Peter is ''always'' portrayed as having been at fault. What makes it especially jarring is that the situation is always crafted in a way that leads the reader to make draw the same mistake conclusions as Peter - up until he's made out to be a complete idiot for interpreting the situation the same way the audience did.
4th May '16 11:35:00 PM outlander2012
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-->'''Leliana:''' Don't ask me that! You make me uncomfortable.
-->'''Warden:''' But didn't you just say you feel comfortable around me?
-->'''Leliana:''' I am a woman; I reserve the right to be inconsistent.

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-->'''Leliana:''' Don't ask me that! ''[after giving a heartfelt declaration of her feelings for the Warden and being told they're reciprocated]'' You make made me uncomfortable.
say all those thing, why couldn't you have said them first?! Oh, how very awkward!
-->'''Warden:''' But didn't I thought you just say said you feel were comfortable around me?
-->'''Leliana:''' Well yes but...don't question me! I am a woman; woman and I reserve the right to be inconsistent.
3rd May '16 4:07:54 AM PF
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* In a State Farm commercial featuring a boyfriend and girlfriend, the girlfriend uses the genie-like powers of the State Farm jingle to make her boyfriend more attractive. When the boyfriend immediately does the ''exact same thing'' to her, she's absolutely furious at him. In this case, it's possible that this one was [[HypocriticalHumor meant to be played for laughs]]. And show he doesn't have State Farm.

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* In a State Farm commercial featuring a boyfriend and girlfriend, the girlfriend uses the genie-like powers of the State Farm jingle to make her boyfriend more attractive. When the boyfriend immediately does the ''exact same thing'' to her, she's absolutely furious at him. In this case, it's possible that this one was [[HypocriticalHumor meant to be played for laughs]]. And show he doesn't have State Farm.
2nd May '16 1:53:53 PM dvorak
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* In a State Farm commercial featuring a boyfriend and girlfriend, the girlfriend uses the genie-like powers of the State Farm jingle to make her boyfriend more attractive. When the boyfriend immediately does the ''exact same thing'' to her, she's absolutely furious at him. In this case, it's possible that this one was [[HypocriticalHumor meant to be played for laughs]].

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* In a State Farm commercial featuring a boyfriend and girlfriend, the girlfriend uses the genie-like powers of the State Farm jingle to make her boyfriend more attractive. When the boyfriend immediately does the ''exact same thing'' to her, she's absolutely furious at him. In this case, it's possible that this one was [[HypocriticalHumor meant to be played for laughs]]. And show he doesn't have State Farm.
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