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11th May '16 8:53:04 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', in the episode where Howard gets into an embarrassing situation with a robot arm, he programs the arm to respond to a snarky Sheldon comment, by having it turn to him and jerkily, but very obviously, making a finger-gesture. This is not the American middle finger, but the British V-Sign with two fingers. Compare the skutter (maintenance robot) in ''Series/RedDwarf'' who makes a similar derisive gesture to Arnold Rimmer after being provoked by a similar superior sneer.

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* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', in the episode where Howard gets into an embarrassing situation with a robot arm, he programs the arm to respond to a snarky Sheldon comment, by having it turn to him and jerkily, but very obviously, making a finger-gesture. This is not the American middle finger, but the British V-Sign with two fingers. Compare the Sheldon asks if he means "Peace". Howard's reaction suggests he was aiming for something else (the controls aren't great).
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skutter (maintenance robot) in ''Series/RedDwarf'' who makes a similar derisive gesture to Arnold Rimmer after being provoked by a similar superior sneer.
2nd Apr '16 8:48:49 PM nombretomado
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* Early in its run, ''EastEnders'' managed to achieve notoriety after ending an episode on the palm-back variety.

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* Early in its run, ''EastEnders'' ''Series/EastEnders'' managed to achieve notoriety after ending an episode on the palm-back variety.
27th Feb '16 12:37:29 PM StFan
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* Parodied in an episode of ''TotalDramaAction'', where Izzy does the V sign...[[spoiler: before she gets eliminated the second time.]]
* WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers tend to do this at inappropriate moments whilst shouting, "Go team Venture!"
* WesternAnimation/TotallySpies Done in the intro as well as on the show sometimes.
* WesternAniatmion/TeamGalaxy Yoko does this in one episode after blowing up some spacecraft.

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* Parodied in an episode of ''TotalDramaAction'', ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Action'', where Izzy does the V sign...[[spoiler: before she gets eliminated the second time.]]
* WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' tend to do this at inappropriate moments whilst shouting, "Go team Venture!"
* WesternAnimation/TotallySpies ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' Done in the intro as well as on the show sometimes.
* WesternAniatmion/TeamGalaxy ''WesternAniatmion/TeamGalaxy'' Yoko does this in one episode after blowing up some spacecraft.



5th Feb '16 11:35:31 PM Knight20
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* WesternAnimation/TotallySpies Done in the intro as well as on the show sometimes.
* WesternAniatmion/TeamGalaxy Yoko does this in one episode after blowing up some spacecraft.
17th Jan '16 1:44:17 PM MoreFace
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A form of CrazyCulturalComparison. Compare VictoryPose and HappyDance, where someone wants to be a bit more showy with their celebration. For the single-finger version, see FlippingTheBird.

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A form of CrazyCulturalComparison. Compare VictoryPose and HappyDance, where someone wants to be a bit more showy with their celebration. For the single-finger version, see FlippingTheBird.
FlippingTheBird. Not to be confused with [[RockPaperScissors a certain OTHER two-fingered gesture]], though the two look the same.
24th Dec '15 11:40:26 AM erforce
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* On the poster for the film ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:EscapeToVictory.jpg Victory]]'' (aka ''Escape to Victory'') MichaelCaine, SylvesterStallone, and Pelé jointly make the "V" sign with their bodies. It's also used at the end of the film.

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* On the poster for the film ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:EscapeToVictory.jpg Victory]]'' (aka ''Escape to Victory'') MichaelCaine, SylvesterStallone, ''Film/EscapeToVictory'') Creator/MichaelCaine, Creator/SylvesterStallone, and Pelé jointly make the "V" sign with their bodies. It's also used at the end of the film.



* The logo used by the back-in-business Film/{{Ghostbusters}} in ''Ghostbusters II'' has the ghost making a "V" sign, which serves the dual purpose of being a TakeThat to the authorities that shut them down and [[PaintingTheMedium denoting that it is the second movie in the franchise]].
* In the second ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' movie, one of the confiscated pictures Manning has of Hellboy is of him flashing the V Sign at the camera. He presents it with an exasperated "He ''posed'' for this one."

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* The logo used by the back-in-business Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Ghostbusters in ''Ghostbusters II'' ''Film/GhostbustersII'' has the ghost making a "V" sign, which serves the dual purpose of being a TakeThat to the authorities that shut them down and [[PaintingTheMedium denoting that it is the second movie in the franchise]].
* In the second ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' movie, ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'', one of the confiscated pictures Manning has of Hellboy is of him flashing the V Sign at the camera. He presents it with an exasperated "He ''posed'' for this one."
13th Dec '15 8:34:53 PM haloinsider
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* British royals, notably Princess Anne, have made this gesture to press photographers perceived as getting too close and intrusive.

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* British royals, notably Princess Anne, have made this gesture to press photographers perceived as getting too close and intrusive.'
* Frequently utilized as a greeting by Quentin Tarantino when doing interviews or appearing at awards show functions.
4th Dec '15 1:27:07 PM Willbyr
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* Played with in ''{{Kinnikuman}}'', where Kinnikuman utterly fails at making the V-sign after an important victory. How do you screw something like that up? Well, you see, Kinnikuman's such a loser he's never had a reason to do it before.

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* Played with in ''{{Kinnikuman}}'', ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'', where Kinnikuman utterly fails at making the V-sign after an important victory. How do you screw something like that up? Well, you see, Kinnikuman's such a loser he's never had a reason to do it before.



* ''IchigoMashimaro'': When Miu sees it on TV, she wonders why kids always "do that finger thing every time they're in front of a camera". Nobue replies that they're "probably trying to get some attention". When she shows Miu a picture she took on her camera in which ''Miu herself'' is doing "that finger thing", Miu doesn't understand what Nobue is pointing out.

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* ''IchigoMashimaro'': ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'': When Miu sees it on TV, she wonders why kids always "do that finger thing every time they're in front of a camera". Nobue replies that they're "probably trying to get some attention". When she shows Miu a picture she took on her camera in which ''Miu herself'' is doing "that finger thing", Miu doesn't understand what Nobue is pointing out.



* Asuna of ''MahouSenseiNegima'', such as after she does a BigDamnHeroes moment for Negi in the climax of the Mahora Festival arc. Even back when she was an [[spoiler:EmotionlessGirl]], she was shown doing this after [[spoiler:demonstrating the [[YinYangBomb Kanka technique]] to Takamichi]].

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* Asuna of ''MahouSenseiNegima'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', such as after she does a BigDamnHeroes moment for Negi in the climax of the Mahora Festival arc. Even back when she was an [[spoiler:EmotionlessGirl]], she was shown doing this after [[spoiler:demonstrating the [[YinYangBomb Kanka technique]] to Takamichi]].
10th Nov '15 6:01:54 PM nombretomado
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* RichardNixon, as seen in the picture above. Oddly used in that he did so after resigning from the Presidency rather than face impeachment due to Watergate.

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* RichardNixon, UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, as seen in the picture above. Oddly used in that he did so after resigning from the Presidency rather than face impeachment due to Watergate.
5th Nov '15 5:46:04 PM nombretomado
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* In ''RanmaOneHalf'', Gosunkugi (in the manga) or [[CanonForeigner Sasuke]] (in the anime) followed Ranma taking pictures in an attempt to find a weakness; once developed, Ranma is shown with the V sign at the camera, implying that Ranma knew he was being stalked.

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* In ''RanmaOneHalf'', ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Gosunkugi (in the manga) or [[CanonForeigner Sasuke]] (in the anime) followed Ranma taking pictures in an attempt to find a weakness; once developed, Ranma is shown with the V sign at the camera, implying that Ranma knew he was being stalked.
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