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21st Apr '18 2:37:49 PM SomeGuyOffTheStreet
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** "Frink Gets Testy" shows Homer writing "Strangling is not an effective parenting tool".
16th Feb '18 11:47:46 AM CaptainTedium
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', the title character is forced by Principal Wartz to write "Mooning is not funny" on both a sheet of paper and on the blackboard.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' has Dexter and the other students in detention writing [[FelonyMisdemeanor "I Am A Criminal"]], with some writing it pretty wrong. Then Dexter decides to use the chalk to devise an escape plan [[EveryoneKnowsMorse in Morse code.]]

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* In an the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', the title character "Full Moon", Arnold is forced by Principal Wartz to write "Mooning is not funny" on both a sheet of paper and on the blackboard.
blackboard when he chooses not to identify Sid, Harold, and Stinky as the ones who mooned the principal.
* An episode of The ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode "Dexter Detention" has Dexter and the other students in detention writing [[FelonyMisdemeanor "I Am A Criminal"]], with some writing it pretty wrong. Then Dexter decides to use the chalk to devise an escape plan [[EveryoneKnowsMorse in Morse code.]]]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'', the ''Magnificent Muttley'' segment "Leonardo De Muttley" begins with Dick Dastardly ordering Muttley to write "I will mind my own business" 100 times on a blackboard.
11th Feb '18 12:44:47 PM rockheart0103
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** More benignly and amusingly, one of Harry's classmates is set conventional lines by Professor Flitwick. After misaiming a spell, flinging Flitwick around the room, he must write out "I am a wizard, not a baboon brandishing a stick."
29th Jan '18 7:11:22 PM nombretomado
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* A McDonalds commercial from 1987 features the Hamburglar stealing hamburgers from Ronald's class. At the end, he is caught and is forced to write "Don't take burgers [[CatchPhrase rubble rubble]]".

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* A McDonalds UsefulNotes/McDonalds commercial from 1987 features the Hamburglar stealing hamburgers from Ronald's class. At the end, he is caught and is forced to write "Don't take burgers [[CatchPhrase rubble rubble]]".
28th Jan '18 6:04:28 PM thatother1dude
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode, "Crime After Crime", Mr. Herriman makes up new rules so that no one will suspect his [[ICantBeliveItsNotHeroin carrot addiction]], one of which involves not standing on rugs. Wilt stands on a rug upon hearing this new rule, and throughout the episode, tries to decide on how to punish himself. One of these punishments involves writing "I will not stand on rugs" on the chalkboard repeatedly.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode, "Crime After Crime", Mr. Herriman makes up new rules so that no one will suspect his [[ICantBeliveItsNotHeroin [[ICantBelieveItsNotHeroin carrot addiction]], one of which involves not standing on rugs. Wilt stands on a rug upon hearing this new rule, and throughout the episode, tries to decide on how to punish himself. One of these punishments involves writing "I will not stand on rugs" on the chalkboard repeatedly.
28th Jan '18 6:03:26 PM thatother1dude
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode, "Crime After Crime", Mr. Herriman makes up new rules so that no one will suspect his [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything carrot addiction]], one of which involves not standing on rugs. Wilt stands on a rug upon hearing this new rule, and throughout the episode, tries to decide on how to punish himself. One of these punishments involves writing "I will not stand on rugs" on the chalkboard repeatedly.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' episode, "Crime After Crime", Mr. Herriman makes up new rules so that no one will suspect his [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything [[ICantBeliveItsNotHeroin carrot addiction]], one of which involves not standing on rugs. Wilt stands on a rug upon hearing this new rule, and throughout the episode, tries to decide on how to punish himself. One of these punishments involves writing "I will not stand on rugs" on the chalkboard repeatedly.
12th Jan '18 12:00:51 AM lillolillo
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInThe8thGrade'', ''[[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Linda]]'' is sentenced to write "I will not whine about my life in Science Class" after being caught dozing off. She tries to use her super speed to get it done in no time, but unfortunately she puts her hand through the blackboard... and the wall.
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27th Nov '17 3:06:25 PM TravisLanceHawkins
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Has no relation to MadnessMantra or RoomFullOfCrazy.

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Has no relation to Distinct from MadnessMantra or RoomFullOfCrazy.
and/or RoomFullOfCrazy in that this is enforced as a punishment on someone, not something a character does of their own decision.
27th Nov '17 3:04:58 PM TravisLanceHawkins
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Using this as a discipline has fallen out of favor as many teachers have complained that it has a negative impact on students as it turns writing (something which makes up a bulk of the school curriculum) into a punishment. However, it still sees application today in uncommon instances.

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Using This has become something of a DiscreditedTrope, as using this as a discipline has fallen out of favor as favor, since many teachers have complained that it has a negative impact on students as it turns writing (something which makes up a bulk of the school curriculum) into a punishment. However, depending on the teacher, it still sees application today in uncommon instances.
27th Nov '17 3:03:07 PM TravisLanceHawkins
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Using this as a discipline has fallen out of favor as many teachers have complained that it has a negative impact on students as it turns writing (something which makes up a bulk of the school curriculum) into a punishment.

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Using this as a discipline has fallen out of favor as many teachers have complained that it has a negative impact on students as it turns writing (something which makes up a bulk of the school curriculum) into a punishment.
punishment. However, it still sees application today in uncommon instances.
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