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15th Aug '17 5:55:50 AM Jake
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* ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'' shows that FightingWithChucks takes some time to get the hang of even if you're a veteran BarbarianHero [[BadassGrandpa who's still at it in his eighties]], and has just [[CurbStompBattle nigh-effortlessly mopped the floor with their previous owner]] to boot.
19th Jul '17 10:25:25 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Film/{{Help}}'': Ringo during a fight scene. Everyone else pretty much ignores him, until he breaks down sobbing because [[ItMakesSenseInContext they manage to paint him red.]]
1st Jul '17 6:11:16 AM Gimere
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One version of this is trying to show off karate chop, hitting something like a brick, with hilarious (if painful) results. Also, anyone trying to [[FightingWithChucks show off nunchakus]] who doesn't actually know what they're doing will GroinAttack themselves. Possibly repeatedly.

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One version of this is trying to show off karate chop, hitting something like a brick, with hilarious (if painful) results. Also, anyone trying to [[FightingWithChucks show off nunchakus]] who doesn't actually know without knowing what they're doing will GroinAttack themselves.''will'' [[GroinAttack hit themselves in the groin]]. Possibly repeatedly.



Compare WimpFight (when this is applied to a whole fight scene) FakeSpecialAttack (when one attack is like this). and BlackBeltInOrigami.

Contrast ArtisticLicenseMartialArts, MartialArtsAndCrafts. Also contrast ConfusionFu, where your opponent doesn't know what the Fu you're doing, but ''you'' do, and you're taking advantage of the confusion.

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Compare WimpFight (when this is applied to a whole fight scene) scene), FakeSpecialAttack (when one attack is like this). this) and BlackBeltInOrigami.

Contrast ArtisticLicenseMartialArts, ArtisticLicenseMartialArts and MartialArtsAndCrafts. Also contrast ConfusionFu, where your opponent doesn't know what the Fu you're doing, but ''you'' do, and you're taking advantage of the confusion.



30th Jun '17 8:42:28 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/ShoalinSoccer'': After humiliating a bunch of toughs with his kung fu soccer prowess, the main character is confronted by a scrawny nerd who sketches out a kata while farting. The main character just tells him that he's pathetic and walks away, which reduces the nerd to tears.
23rd Jun '17 2:10:14 PM Odacon_Spy
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* The [[Radio/GTARadio Talk-Radio]] track in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' features Lazlo, the host of the show, interviewing the owner of a martial arts dojo/vegan food store who embodies this trope. He tries to chop the host's desk apart ("I have already visualised the desk as two half-desks") with the expected results.

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* The [[Radio/GTARadio Talk-Radio]] track in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' features Lazlo, the host of the show, interviewing Reed Tucker, the owner of a martial arts dojo/vegan food store who is described by Lazlo as a "scrawny, pasty dude" with a lisp and embodies this trope. He tries to After one too many ridiculous claims (such as how he was trained by a 430-year old monk an can chop the host's a bus in half), he eventually boasts that he can chop Lazlo's desk apart ("I have already visualised visualized the desk as two half-desks") with the expected results.
30th Apr '17 3:20:40 PM nombretomado
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* Harold from ''TotalDramaIsland'' is occasionally guilty of this, such as knocking himself out with his own nunchucks. When it counts, though, [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass he's surprisingly competent]].

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* Harold from ''TotalDramaIsland'' ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' is occasionally guilty of this, such as knocking himself out with his own nunchucks. When it counts, though, [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass he's surprisingly competent]].
27th Mar '17 11:15:49 PM infernape612
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->''"Jackie Chan's got everything on me. Don't move over, Bruce Lee"''

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->''"Jackie Chan's got everything on me. Don't move over, Bruce Lee"''Lee."''
20th Mar '17 12:33:49 AM BattleMaster
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* In the junior novelization for ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2'', April attempts to convince Keno that Mikey's nunchaku are really hers and ends up smacking herself several times in the arms and chest.

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* In the junior novelization for ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2'', ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' 2, April attempts to convince Keno that Mikey's nunchaku are really hers and ends up smacking herself several times in the arms and chest.
6th Mar '17 12:07:47 AM AthenaBlue
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie An Extremely Goofy Movie]]'' has a scene where [[PluckyComicRelief Bobby]] brags about being a "yellow-belt" in...something, never specified, and shows off some moves. While being ''dangled upside-down by his ankles.''



** The ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3''-tied music video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kDso5Fz0cg "Nunchuk Princess"]] shows Mei Mei's learning to use nunchuk. Her first tries are tentative and lead to hitting herself a lot, but she gets better thanks to Po's training.

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** The ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda3''-tied music video [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kDso5Fz0cg "Nunchuk Princess"]] shows Mei Mei's Mei learning to use nunchuk.nunchaku. Her first tries are tentative and lead to hitting herself a lot, but she gets better thanks to Po's training.



* In the comedy-mystery film ''Film/WhosHarryCrumb'' (1989), the titular Harry trying to show off aikido, so he does a backflip over the couch (imagine doing that when you're the size of Creator/JohnCandy), and the landing causes the dinosaur egg to fall. His boss catches it, though.
* Sing (Stephen Chow) in ''Film/KungFuHustle'' before he develops his powers.
* The BigBad in the Film/JamesBond movie ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' does this in front of the captured Chinese spy, making lots of karate chop moves and yelling {{Kiai}} all the while. He's supposed to be showing how "pathetic" her moves are, but it comes across as {{Narm}}. Which is kinda the point; he's mocking her since his Mooks have, y'know, ''guns''.
* Seen briefly in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', with Lone Star trying to apply a Vulcan nerve pinch and his ''victim'' [[WhatAnIdiot pointing out to him what he's doing wrong]]. [[spoiler:He gets it right on the second try.]]

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* In ''The Adventures of Johnny Tao'', Johnny grew up watching {{Wuxia}} films. He spends his free time training with the comedy-mystery film ''Film/WhosHarryCrumb'' (1989), the titular Harry trying to show off aikido, so he does a backflip over the couch (imagine doing that when you're the size of Creator/JohnCandy), and the landing causes the dinosaur egg to fall. His boss catches it, though.
* Sing (Stephen Chow) in ''Film/KungFuHustle'' before he develops his powers.
* The BigBad in the Film/JamesBond movie ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' does this in front of the captured Chinese spy, making lots of karate chop
moves and yelling {{Kiai}} all the while. He's supposed to be showing how "pathetic" her moves are, but it comes across as {{Narm}}. Which is kinda the point; he's mocking her since he saw, thinking they are real martial arts. While he can hold his Mooks have, y'know, ''guns''.
* Seen briefly
own in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', with Lone Star trying to apply a Vulcan nerve pinch and his ''victim'' [[WhatAnIdiot pointing out to him what he's doing wrong]]. [[spoiler:He gets it right on the second try.]]fight, whenever he tries an AwesomeButImpractical move like a flying kick, he ends up looking like a spaz. Later, when he is given ''real'' martial arts training, he becomes much more impressive.



* ''Film/UndercoverBrother'', in which the titular hero (wearing arm-shields) has a fight at the end with the villain's trusted lieutenant (who has sword-like blades strapped to both arms). Undercover Brother whips out some nunckaku and starts whizzing them all about, showing off, and then smacks himself [[GroinAttack between the legs]]. As the baddie smirks and moves forward for the attack, it becomes clear this was to lull him into a false sense of security - UB delivers a quick left-right-spinkick combo that nearly knocks him unconscious, before he is left behind by his BadBoss, to go up with the [[LoadBearingBoss exploding base]]. Bonus points for doing it all to Music/MichaelJackson's "Beat It".

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* ''Film/UndercoverBrother'', in which In ''Film/BulletProofMonk'', Kar does a pretty good job using a steel pipe as a staff until he twirls it a little too fast and drops it. Given that his "training" was done by watching {{wuxia}} films, this makes sense.
* In ''Film/CrankHighVoltage'', when Venus runs into a couple of {{Mooks}}, he brandishes a pair of nunchaku and twirls them menacingly... only to lose control and send
the titular hero (wearing arm-shields) has a fight at weapon flying over the end mooks' heads. [[SubvertedTrope While they are distracted by flying chucks, Venus charges in and punches them out]].
* In ''Film/DonnieBrasco'', Donnie's first "mission"
with Lefty is to collect a debt from a guy who claims to have a Black Belt. Before he can get much farther, Donnie [[CombatPragmatist grabs him by the villain's trusted lieutenant (who has sword-like blades strapped to both arms). Undercover Brother whips out some nunckaku hair]], punches him in the face and starts whizzing them all about, showing off, and then smacks himself [[GroinAttack between knees him in the legs]]. As groin]], which convinces the baddie smirks and moves forward for guy to turn over his car to pay off the attack, it becomes clear this was debt.
* ''Film/EnterTheDragon'' shows a Mook who has been given little training trying
to lull him into use nunchucks while he thinks no one can see. His obvious mistakes give away his inexperience to Creator/BruceLee's character, who proceeds to demonstrate how it's done. This may not be shown on the edit/cut/version you're watching, though.
* In ''Film/ErnestScaredStupid'', Ernest declares himself to be
a false sense master of security - UB delivers a quick left-right-spinkick combo that nearly knocks him unconscious, [[FooFu "hedgeclip-kido"]] right before he is left behind by his BadBoss, to go up smacking himself in the face with the [[LoadBearingBoss exploding base]]. Bonus points for doing it all to Music/MichaelJackson's "Beat It".a pair of impromptu ''nunchaku''.



* In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', during the Ewoks' miraculous comeback during the Battle of Endor, several of them are seen skillfully bringing down speeder bikes with well-thrown bolas. Then Wicket swings his own weapon and knocks himself out instead.
* ''Film/EnterTheDragon'' shows a Mook who has been given little training trying to use nunchucks while he thinks no one can see. His obvious mistakes give away his inexperience to Creator/BruceLee's character, who proceeds to demonstrate how it's done. This may not be shown on the edit/cut/version you're watching, though.
* At the end of ''Film/StayTuned'', the main character applies one of his talents and opens a fencing school. When one of his students tries {{Flynning}}, he defeats her easily and calls her out on it.



* ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro'' features a swordfighting example. As the young thief begins his apprenticeship with the old Zorro, he shows off some flashy yet flailing maneuvers. The old Zorro then disarms him with one strike, and starts showing him how it's ''really'' done.
* In ''Film/BulletProofMonk'', Kar does a pretty good job using a steel pipe as a staff until he twirls it a little too fast and drops it. Given that his "training" was done by watching {{wuxia}} films, this makes sense.
* In ''Film/NapoleonDynamite'' when Kip goes up against Rex, his "cage fighting skills" aren't quite at the level he thinks they are, unsurprisingly.

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* ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro'' features a swordfighting example. As In ''[[Film/IpMan Ip Man 2]]'', BigBad boxer Twister mocks the young thief begins his apprenticeship with "dancing" of the old Zorro, he shows off some flashy yet flailing maneuvers. martial arts demonstration.
*
The old Zorro then disarms him with one strike, BigBad in the Film/JamesBond movie ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' does this in front of the captured Chinese spy, making lots of karate chop moves and starts yelling {{Kiai}} all the while. He's supposed to be showing him how it's ''really'' done.
"pathetic" her moves are, but it comes across as {{Narm}}. Which is kinda the point; he's mocking her since his Mooks have, y'know, ''guns''.
* In ''Film/BulletProofMonk'', Kar does a pretty good job using a steel pipe as a staff until he twirls it a little too fast and drops it. Given that his "training" was done by watching {{wuxia}} films, this makes sense.
* In ''Film/NapoleonDynamite'' when Kip goes up against Rex, his "cage
''Film/TheKarateKid1984'', while sparring with Mr. Miyagi, Daniel tries fighting skills" aren't quite at the level he thinks they are, unsurprisingly.like a boxer, doing fancy footwork and jabs. Miyagi easily trips him and orders him to stop dancing around.



* In ''Film/ErnestScaredStupid'', Ernest declares himself to be a master of [[FooFu "hedgeclip-kido"]] right before smacking himself in the face with a pair of impromptu ''nunchaku''.

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* In ''Film/ErnestScaredStupid'', Ernest declares himself ''Film/AKidInKingArthursCourt'', Calvin starts practicing some karate when Princess Katey walks in on him. Despite his attempts to be explain he was practicing fighting moves, she thinks he was doing a master of [[FooFu "hedgeclip-kido"]] right funny dance. Later, he gets the chance to prove his fighting prowess.
* Sing (Stephen Chow) in ''Film/KungFuHustle''
before smacking himself he develops his powers.
* In ''Film/ManOfTheHouse'', [[Creator/TommyLeeJones Roland Sharp]] ends up facing off against two drunken college boys
in a bar:
-->'''Drunk:''' I should warn you... I know karate!\\
'''Sharp:''' [[PreAssKickingOneLiner You better know something.]]
* ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro'' features a swordfighting example. As
the face young thief begins his apprenticeship with the old Zorro, he shows off some flashy yet flailing maneuvers. The old Zorro then disarms him with one strike, and starts showing him how it's ''really'' done.
* In ''Film/NapoleonDynamite'' when Kip goes up against Rex, his "cage fighting skills" aren't quite at the level he thinks they are, unsurprisingly.
* In a film called ''OfCooksAndKungFu'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dinhY8KMWyc here]] the hero's friend shows off his "rolling eyeballs" technique, which is crossing his eyes and blinking.
* ''Film/RaceForTheYankeeZephyr''. A guard catches the hero sneaking up, intent on braining him
with a pair lump of impromptu ''nunchaku''.wood. Instead of grabbing his rifle, the guard begins waving his arms about and [[FunnyBruceLeeNoises howling in a highly exaggerated martial arts style]]. The hero gapes in astonishment then, as the guard turns to deliver a spinning kick, boots him down the mountainside.
* The villagers in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' do this when trying to shoot bow-and-arrow and when charging against dummies on horseback. Achoo suggests using the dummies instead.



* The villagers in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' do this when trying to shoot bow-and-arrow and when charging against dummies on horseback. Achoo suggests using the dummies instead.

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* The villagers Seen briefly in ''Film/RobinHoodMenInTights'' do this when ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', with Lone Star trying to shoot bow-and-arrow apply a Vulcan nerve pinch and his ''victim'' [[WhatAnIdiot pointing out to him what he's doing wrong]]. [[spoiler:He gets it right on the second try.]]
* ''Franchise/StarWars: Episode VI -- Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'': During the Ewoks' miraculous comeback during the Battle of Endor, several of them are seen skillfully bringing down speeder bikes with well-thrown bolas. Then Wicket swings his own weapon and knocks himself out instead.
* At the end of ''Film/StayTuned'', the main character applies one of his talents and opens a fencing school. When one of his students tries {{Flynning}}, he defeats her easily and calls her out on it.
* ''Film/UndercoverBrother'', in which the titular hero (wearing arm-shields) has a fight at the end with the villain's trusted lieutenant (who has sword-like blades strapped to both arms). Undercover Brother whips out some nunckaku and starts whizzing them all about, showing off, and then smacks himself [[GroinAttack between the legs]]. As the baddie smirks and moves forward for the attack, it becomes clear this was to lull him into a false sense of security - UB delivers a quick left-right-spinkick combo that nearly knocks him unconscious, before he is left behind by his BadBoss, to go up with the [[LoadBearingBoss exploding base]]. Bonus points for doing it all to Music/MichaelJackson's "Beat It".
* In the comedy-mystery film ''Film/WhosHarryCrumb'' (1989), the titular Harry trying to show off aikido, so he does a backflip over the couch (imagine doing that
when charging against dummies on horseback. Achoo suggests using you're the dummies instead.size of Creator/JohnCandy), and the landing causes the dinosaur egg to fall. His boss catches it, though.



* ''Film/RaceForTheYankeeZephyr''. A guard catches the hero sneaking up, intent on braining him with a lump of wood. Instead of grabbing his rifle, the guard begins waving his arms about and [[FunnyBruceLeeNoises howling in a highly exaggerated martial arts style]]. The hero gapes in astonishment then, as the guard turns to deliver a spinning kick, boots him down the mountainside.
* In ''Film/DonnieBrasco'', Donnie's first "mission" with Lefty is to collect a debt from a guy who claims to have a Black Belt. Before he can get much farther, Donnie [[CombatPragmatist grabs him by the hair]], punches him in the face and [[GroinAttack knees him in the groin]], which convinces the guy to turn over his car to pay off the debt.
* In ''The Adventures of Johnny Tao'', Johnny grew up watching {{Wuxia}} films. He spends his free time training with the moves he saw, thinking they are real martial arts. While he can hold his own in a fight, whenever he tries an AwesomeButImpractical move like a flying kick, he ends up looking like a spaz. Later, when he is given ''real'' martial arts training, he becomes much more impressive.
* In ''[[Film/IpMan Ip Man 2]]'', BigBad boxer Twister mocks the "dancing" of the martial arts demonstration.
* In ''Film/ManOfTheHouse'', [[Creator/TommyLeeJones Roland Sharp]] ends up facing off against two drunken college boys in a bar:
-->'''Drunk:''' I should warn you... I know karate!\\
'''Sharp:''' [[PreAssKickingOneLiner You better know something.]]
* In ''Film/AKidInKingArthursCourt'', Calvin starts practicing some karate when Princess Katey walks in on him. Despite his attempts to explain he was practicing fighting moves, she thinks he was doing a funny dance. Later, he gets the chance to prove his fighting prowess.
* In ''Film/TheKarateKid1984'', while sparring with Mr. Miyagi, Daniel tries fighting like a boxer, doing fancy footwork and jabs. Miyagi easily trips him and orders him to stop dancing around.
* In ''Film/CrankHighVoltage'', when Venus runs into a couple of {{Mooks}}, he brandishes a pair of nunchakus and twirls them menacingly... only to lose control and send the weapon flying over the mooks' heads. [[SubvertedTrope While they are distracted by flying chucks, Venus charges in and punches them out]].
* In a film called ''OfCooksAndKungFu'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dinhY8KMWyc here]] the hero's friend shows off his "rolling eyeballs" technique, which is crossing his eyes and blinking.



* Bites Lightsong The Bold in the ''podex'' in ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}''. He believes due to some [[PastLifeMemories Past Life Skills]] that he used to be some kind of cop or detective. When he confronts the evil villians at the climax of the book, he finds out the hard way that ''forensic accountants'' don't know how to use swords.



* Bites Lightsong the Bold in the ''podex'' in ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}''. He believes due to some [[PastLifeMemories Past Life Skills]] that he used to be some kind of cop or detective. When he confronts the villains at the climax of the book, he finds out the hard way that ''forensic accountants'' don't know how to use swords.



* Anytime someone is shown with {{nunchaku}}s on ''Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'', expect it to end like this (usually with one end headed [[GroinAttack "down south"]]).
* [[TheScrappy Wesley]] from ''Series/{{Angel}}'' managed to do this a few times in the first season. Hilariously, he once casually gestures with an axe to try to impress a girl, and embeds it in the wall. This was used in his sequence in the opening credits for ''years''. And again, much worse, in season four while amnesiac.
* In the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' episode "Born To Be King", Edmund challenges [=McAngus=] to a duel; he flails his sword around, trying to look like he knows what he's doing, then [=McAngus=] takes one swipe, cutting his blade in half.
* In a fifth season episode of ''Series/{{Bones}}'', Hodgins attempts to use nunchucks and almost knocks himself out. Luckily, Arastoo shows us how it's done.
* ''Series/{{Cheers}}''. Cliff, a notorious braggart, claims to know martial arts. He busts a board in half and his friends are convinced. Quietly he asks Diane to take him to the hospital, for he has broken many fingers.
* A segment on ''Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart'' has Jon Stewart digitally inserted into scenes from ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro''; during the TrainingMontage, we see Jon swinging his sword like it's on fire, shouting "Come on, come on, come one! Right here, right here, right here!" At which point Creator/AnthonyHopkins' Don Diego disarms him with a lazy tap. Note that this is only slightly worse than what the character he's replacing actually did in the movie.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In his [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot début episode]], the recently-regenerated-more-than-slightly-insane Fourth Doctor chops a brick in half with his bare hand -- recall that his previous incarnation [[IKnowKarate Knew Karate]]. A few minutes later he tries it again, and nearly breaks his fingers.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E6TheVampiresOfVenice "The Vampires of Venice"]], Rory faces down a vampire with a broom, which he attempts to use to intimidate the vampire, by flailing it around wildly as if he was a master swordsman, while making ''lightsaber noises''. Unfortunately for him, the vampire he's facing ''is'' a master swordsman. Cue OhCrap on Rory's part.



* One episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' involves Phoebe spending the day with her younger half brother, Frank Jr. At one point (after having gone to Times Square to get ninja stars), he's on the Friends' rooftop patio thing flailing around with nunchucks.
* ''Series/HomeImprovement''!
** One episode had Tim attempting to break a board with his head. Take a wild guess what happens.
** Al, on the other hand, has a rare badass moment when he successfully pulls it off. (He achieved it first, which convinced Tim that he had to be able to do it, except that Al had studied the martial art in question.) Also a case of Al being the better handyman, as Tim tried to break it against the grain instead of along it.
* Invoked in ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'': In one episode the MonsterOfTheWeek attacks [[SecondRider Ryusei]], who defends himself with his considerable Jeet Kun Do skills. However, he realizes that [[{{Goth}} Tomoko]] (a member of the Kamen Rider Club) is watching, and in order to maintain [[ObfuscatingStupidity his cover]] as a LovableCoward, he throws out a really clumsy kick that lands him on his butt, then runs screaming away from the monster.



* In an episode of ''Series/{{Mortified}}'', Taylor attempts to scare off some bullies with made up martial arts moves. When the bullies leave [[ScaredOfWhatsBehindYou because of two cops walking the beach behind her]], Taylor become convinced she is a martial arts prodigy.



* ''Series/HomeImprovement''!
** One episode had Tim attempting to break a board with his head. Take a wild guess what happens.
** Al, on the other hand, has a rare badass moment when he successfully pulls it off. (He achieved it first, which convinced Tim that he had to be able to do it, except that Al had studied the martial art in question.) Also a case of Al being the better handyman, as Tim tried to break it against the grain instead of along it.
* [[TheScrappy Wesley]] from ''Series/{{Angel}}'' managed to do this a few times in the first season. Hilariously, he once casually gestures with an axe to try to impress a girl, and embeds it in the wall. This was used in his sequence in the opening credits for ''years''. And again, much worse, in season four while amnesiac.
* In a fifth season episode of ''Series/{{Bones}}'', Hodgins attempts to use nunchucks and almost knocks himself out. Luckily, Arastoo shows us how it's done.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In "The Vampires of Venice", Rory faces down a vampire with a broom, which he attempts to use to intimidate the vampire, by flailing it around wildly as if he was a master swordsman. Unfortunately for him, the vampire he's facing ''is'' a master swordsman. Cue OhCrap on Rory's part.
** In his début episode the recently-regenerated-more-than-slightly-insane Fourth Doctor chops a brick in half with his bare hand -- recall that his previous incarnation [[IKnowKarate Knew Karate]]. A few minutes later he tries it again, and nearly breaks his fingers.
* One episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' involves Phoebe spending the day with her younger half brother, Frank Jr. At one point (after having gone to Times Square to get ninja stars), he's on the Friends' rooftop patio thing flailing around with nunchucks.



* In the ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' episode "Born To Be King", Edmund challenges [=McAngus=] to a duel; he flails his sword around, trying to look like he knows what he's doing, then [=McAngus=] takes one swipe, cutting his blade in half.
* ''Series/{{Cheers}}''. Cliff, a notorious braggart, claims to know martial arts. He busts a board in half and his friends are convinced. Quietly he asks Diane to take him to the hospital, for he has broken many fingers.
* Anytime someone is shown with {{nunchaku}}s on ''Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'', expect it to end like this (usually with one end headed [[GroinAttack "down south"]]).
* Invoked in ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'': In one episode the MonsterOfTheWeek attacks [[SecondRider Ryusei]], who defends himself with his considerable Jeet Kun Do skills. However, he realizes that [[{{Goth}} Tomoko]] (a member of the Kamen Rider Club) is watching, and in order to maintain [[ObfuscatingStupidity his cover]] as a LovableCoward, he throws out a really clumsy kick that lands him on his butt, then runs screaming away from the monster.
* A segment on ''Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart'' has Jon Stewart digitally inserted into scenes from ''Film/TheMaskOfZorro''; during the TrainingMontage, we see Jon swinging his sword like it's on fire, shouting "Come on, come on, come one! Right here, right here, right here!" At which point Creator/AnthonyHopkins' Don Diego disarms him with a lazy tap. Note that this is only slightly worse than what the character he's replacing actually did in the movie.
* An episode of ''Series/{{VIP}}'' saw Valerie Irons -- who had a false reputation as a badass while the rest of her group did the fighting for her -- forced into a fight with a highly skilled warrior who was doing the same thing on behalf of the unskilled villain of the week. She had to stall until one of the VIP group was ready to remotely control her body. When she managed to strike him once by fluke, her opponent believed he'd fallen for [[ObfuscatingStupidity obfuscating clumsiness]].



* In an episode of ''Series/{{Mortified}}'', Taylor attempts to scare off some bullies with made up martial arts moves. When the bullies leave [[ScaredOfWhatsBehindYou because of two cops walking the beach behind her]], Taylor become convinced she is martial arts prodigy.

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* In an An episode of ''Series/{{Mortified}}'', Taylor attempts to scare off some bullies ''Series/{{VIP}}'' saw Valerie Irons -- who had a false reputation as a badass while the rest of her group did the fighting for her -- forced into a fight with made up martial arts moves. a highly skilled warrior who was doing the same thing on behalf of the unskilled villain of the week. She had to stall until one of the VIP group was ready to remotely control her body. When the bullies leave [[ScaredOfWhatsBehindYou because of two cops walking the beach behind her]], Taylor become convinced she is martial arts prodigy.managed to strike him once by fluke, her opponent believed he'd fallen for [[ObfuscatingStupidity obfuscating clumsiness]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', this is the entire point of the episode "The Gi".



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** The episode "The Monkey Suit" has a one-off gag where the family goes to a museum exhibit about the history of weapons. They see a film called ''Nunchuks: Cool But Useless'', which shows a Chinese vase depicting the invention of the nunchuks: the inventor smacking himself in the face, getting laughed at, and smacking the laughter.
** Let's not forget Bart's "Touch of Death" technique, which he develops by skipping martial arts classes to play video games. All it is is him holding out a hand with thumb and pinky extended while making FunnyBruceLeeNoises, but since the rest of the family doesn't know he's bluffing, they buy it.



* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'': Jade does this in the second episode; she ''is'' Jackie's niece after all. She ends up high kicking a waiter's tray in a restaurant causing a chain of events to occur that allows for the Rooster Talisman to end up in the soup she ends up drinking.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. Ron is the most notable example, especially when he is training with a staff in Japan and shows pretty impressive speed... accidentally stripping himself to his boxers in the process. Pretty much every scene with Ron until he [[TookALevelInBadass got in touch with his monkey powers]], and even after that.
* The WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoon "Robin Hood Daffy", in which Daffy hurts himself with his [[SimpleStaff buck-and-a-quarter quarterstaff]].
-->'''Daffy:''' Ho! Ha-ha! Guard! Turn! Parry! Dodge! Spin! Ha! ''Thrust!''\\
''[the quarterstaff bounces off the ground, hits him in the face, and bends his beak]''
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/OzzyAndDrix'' has Ozzy attempt to link his body to Hector's so he can control him in a fight with the school bully. When Chief Gluteus catches him and tries to detain him, this trope ensues for Hector himself, which ends up freaking out the bully so much that [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere he throws the fight.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'': Jade does this in the second episode; she ''is'' Jackie's niece after all. She ends up high kicking a waiter's tray in a resturant causing a chain of events to occur that allows for the Rooster Talisman to end up in the soup she ends up drinking.
* Harold from ''TotalDramaIsland'' is occasionally guilty of this, such as knocking himself out with his own nunchucks. When it counts, though, [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass he's surprisingly competent]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'': Jade does this in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** The episode "The Monkey Suit" has a one-off gag where
the second episode; she ''is'' Jackie's niece after all. She ends up high kicking a waiter's tray in a resturant causing a chain of events family goes to occur that allows for a museum exhibit about the Rooster Talisman to end up in history of weapons. They see a film called ''Nunchuks: Cool But Useless'', which shows a Chinese vase depicting the soup she ends up drinking.
* Harold from ''TotalDramaIsland'' is occasionally guilty
invention of this, such as knocking the nunchuks: the inventor smacking himself in the face, getting laughed at, and smacking the laughter.
** Let's not forget Bart's "Touch of Death" technique, which he develops by skipping martial arts classes to play video games. All it is is him holding
out a hand with his own nunchucks. When it counts, though, [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass thumb and pinky extended while making FunnyBruceLeeNoises, but since the rest of the family doesn't know he's surprisingly competent]].bluffing, they buy it.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', this is the entire point of the episode "The Gi."
* ''[[WesternAnimation/AGoofyMovie An Extremely Goofy Movie]]'' has a scene where [[PluckyComicRelief Bobby]] brags about being a "yellow-belt" in...something, never specified, and shows off some moves. While being ''dangled upside-down by his ankles.''
* The WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoon "Robin Hood Daffy", in which Daffy hurts himself with his [[SimpleStaff buck-and-a-quarter quarterstaff]].
-->'''Daffy:''' Ho! Ha-ha! Guard! Turn! Parry! Dodge! Spin! Ha! ''Thrust!''\\
''[the quarterstaff bounces off the ground, hits him in the face, and bends his beak]''
* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. Ron is the most notable example, especially when he is training with a staff in Japan and shows pretty impressive speed... accidentally stripping himself to his boxers in the process. Pretty much every scene with Ron until he [[TookALevelInBadass got in touch with his monkey powers]], and even after that.



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/OzzyAndDrix'' has Ozzy attempt to link his body to Hector's so he can control him in a fight with the school bully. When Chief Gluteus catches him and tries to detain him, this trope ensues for Hector himself, which ends up freaking out the bully so much that [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere he throws the fight.]]


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* Harold from ''TotalDramaIsland'' is occasionally guilty of this, such as knocking himself out with his own nunchucks. When it counts, though, [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass he's surprisingly competent]].


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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' episode "All Belts Are Off", [[BrattyHalfPint Jeremy Birnbaum]] is chosen to perform a martial arts demonstration. His demonstration is just him excessively boasting and doing random, clumsy punches and kicks. The audience can easily tell he's an amateur and the Grandmaster he was trying to impress falls asleep.
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