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30th Dec '15 4:36:27 PM eroock
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-->--'''TheSimpsons''', "Bonfire of the Manatees"
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8th Dec '15 8:55:52 PM PaulA
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* In ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'', it happens at the end of ''Spare That Rod''. Walter Denton, Stretch Snodgrass, and teachers Mr. Boynton and Miss Brooks, are forced to stay until 7:00 in the evening, writing out "Our principal is the best principal that any school ever had."
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* In ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'', ''Series/OurMissBrooks'', it happens at the end of ''Spare "Spare That Rod''.Rod". Walter Denton, Stretch Snodgrass, and teachers Mr. Boynton and Miss Brooks, are forced to stay until 7:00 in the evening, writing out "Our principal is the best principal that any school ever had."
22nd Jul '15 8:53:11 AM igordebraga
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* A [=McDonald=]''s commercial from 1987 features the Hamburgler 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 [=McDonald=]''s McDonalds commercial from 1987 features the Hamburgler 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]]".

* ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'' features a scene where Brian is caught by a Roman centurion while he's writing ROMANES EUNT DOMUS on the wall of the amphitheatre. The centurion couldn't care less what the actual message is, he's just pissed at Brian's poor Latin grammar ("The people called Romanes, they go to the house?") and promptly delivers a Latin lesson. Brian is then told to write the message in proper Latin (ROMANI ITE DOMUM, "Romans, go home!") 100 times on the wall before sunrise.
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* ''Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian'' features a scene where Brian is caught by a Roman centurion while he's writing ROMANES EUNT DOMUS on the wall of the amphitheatre. The centurion couldn't care less what the actual message is, he's just pissed at Brian's poor Latin grammar ("The people called Romanes, they go to the house?") and promptly delivers a Latin lesson. Brian is [[DoWrongRight then told to write the message in proper Latin (ROMANI ITE DOMUM, "Romans, go home!") 100 times on the wall before sunrise.]]

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* 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.]]

* [[http://www.lab6.com/old/school/yearbook/lynz.html Adam Clarkson]] was told to write a hundred lines. If he didn't finish by the end of the day, that number would double. After over half a year, it had reached 10^19 lines, and he was told that if he didn't finish them that day, it would be squared. That was in 1998. It's now much, much more than a googolplex.
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* [[http://www.lab6.com/old/school/yearbook/lynz.html [[http://mrob.com/pub/math/numbers-22.html#lynz_K Adam Clarkson]] was told to write a hundred lines. If he didn't finish by the end of the day, that number would double. After over half a year, it had reached 10^19 lines, and he was told that if he didn't finish them that day, it would be squared. That was in 1998. It's now much, much more than a googolplex.
14th Jul '15 1:07:14 PM Morgenthaler
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Fan Myopia. Always show the work's name.
* The entire [[Film/TheMightyDucks Ducks]] team is detained for quacking at the principal.
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* ''Film/TheMightyDucks'': The entire [[Film/TheMightyDucks Ducks]] Ducks team is detained for quacking at the principal.
14th Jul '15 1:06:52 PM Morgenthaler
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Added namespaces.
* George and Harold from the ''CaptainUnderpants'' series have been punished this way so many times that they keep a set of poles in their backpacks they put several chalksticks into to write multiple lines at once.
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* George and Harold from the ''CaptainUnderpants'' ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'' series have been punished this way so many times that they keep a set of poles in their backpacks they put several chalksticks into to write multiple lines at once.

* A variant in some older British school stories is that the offender is made to copy out lines of poetry. This crops in, among others, ''Literature/ThePrimeOfMissJeanBrodie'' and ''Literature/StalkyAndCo'' (In the latter, SadistTeacher Mr. King gets a rare PetTheDog moment when he reads out Virgil's ''Aeneid'' to a student who's been sentenced to write out several hundred lines of that work. Really it's just an excuse for keeping the lad company and taking his mind off the upcoming ordeal: the detention means he will miss games practice and thus get caned.) * Mentioned in ''{{Jennings}}''. In the first book, when Temple is giving a comically exaggerated impression of Mr Wilkins to scare the NewMeat, he says that he had to write out "The angles at the base of an isoceles triangle are jolly nearly equal" 150 million times. Darbishire takes this literally and tries to work out how long it would take, eventually arriving at a figure of just over 47 years.
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* A variant in some older British school stories is that the offender is made to copy out lines of poetry. This crops in, among others, ''Literature/ThePrimeOfMissJeanBrodie'' and ''Literature/StalkyAndCo'' (In the latter, SadistTeacher Mr. King gets a rare PetTheDog moment when he reads out Virgil's ''Aeneid'' ''Literature/TheAeneid'' to a student who's been sentenced to write out several hundred lines of that work. Really it's just an excuse for keeping the lad company and taking his mind off the upcoming ordeal: the detention means he will miss games practice and thus get caned.) * Mentioned in ''{{Jennings}}''.''Literature/{{Jennings}}''. In the first book, when Temple is giving a comically exaggerated impression of Mr Wilkins to scare the NewMeat, he says that he had to write out "The angles at the base of an isoceles triangle are jolly nearly equal" 150 million times. Darbishire takes this literally and tries to work out how long it would take, eventually arriving at a figure of just over 47 years.

* Italian ComedicSociopathy series CameraCafe has [[TooDumbToLive Paolo]] ending up this way because he screwed with [[TheUnfairSex the girls in the office]].The result is this trope, but on a paper sheet lying on the floor. An enormous one, at that. It covers [[UpToEleven the whole corridor]]. * In ''{{Warehouse 13}}'', Artie makes Claudia fill a blackboard with "I will not disobey Artie" after she almost destroys the Warehouse by using a magnetic coat [[ItMakesSenseInContext to change a lightbulb]].
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* Italian ComedicSociopathy series CameraCafe ''Series/CameraCafe'' has [[TooDumbToLive Paolo]] ending up this way because he screwed with [[TheUnfairSex the girls in the office]].The result is this trope, but on a paper sheet lying on the floor. An enormous one, at that. It covers [[UpToEleven the whole corridor]]. * In ''{{Warehouse ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'', Artie makes Claudia fill a blackboard with "I will not disobey Artie" after she almost destroys the Warehouse by using a magnetic coat [[ItMakesSenseInContext to change a lightbulb]].

* Happens constantly to Jason in ''FoxTrot''. He tried to automate it with a C++ program twice; once by printing out the lines with the computer to tape it to the blackboard, and once by writing the program directly in chalk. Miss O'Malley didn't accept either attempt.
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* Happens constantly to Jason in ''FoxTrot''.''ComicStrip/FoxTrot''. He tried to automate it with a C++ program twice; once by printing out the lines with the computer to tape it to the blackboard, and once by writing the program directly in chalk. Miss O'Malley didn't accept either attempt.

* ''TheFarSide'' had a caveman writing "I will not act primitive in class."
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* ''TheFarSide'' ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' had a caveman writing "I will not act primitive in class."
28th May '15 9:20:37 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* Ms. Barch of ''{{Daria}}'' will often assign lines to male students because, well, [[DoesNotLikeMen they're male]]. * ''{{Doug}}'' imagines doing this until he's an old man, then his teacher orders him to do it again. * The pilot episode of ''InvaderZim'' has Miss Bitters ordering Dib to write that Zim is not an alien. * The first ''ChalkZone'' episode has Rudy writing "Cartoons are not funny" over and over on the blackboard, until his piece of chalk breaks. The next stick he grabs is the [[MacGuffin magic chalk]], and you know the rest.
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* Ms. Barch of ''{{Daria}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' will often assign lines to male students because, well, [[DoesNotLikeMen they're male]]. * ''{{Doug}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' imagines doing this until he's an old man, then his teacher orders him to do it again. * The pilot episode of ''InvaderZim'' ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' has Miss Bitters ordering Dib to write that Zim is not an alien. * The first ''ChalkZone'' ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' episode has Rudy writing "Cartoons are not funny" over and over on the blackboard, until his piece of chalk breaks. The next stick he grabs is the [[MacGuffin magic chalk]], and you know the rest.

* ''PhineasAndFerb'': During SensitivityTraining, Major Monogram was forced to write "Animals are people too".
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* ''PhineasAndFerb'': ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': During SensitivityTraining, Major Monogram was forced to write "Animals are people too".
15th May '15 7:30:37 PM NegiSpongie
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** In "The Kids Are All Fight", Lisa is writing lines, "I will not pay my sister to do my punishment" while Bart watches.
2nd May '15 5:25:48 PM RyanofTinellb
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* One of the protagonists of ''Literature/WitchWeek'' by Creator/DianaWynneJones is assigned lines. He tries to invent a spell that will animate a pen to write them for him; it works, sort of, but the pen doesn't remember which order the words are supposed to go in, so he has to rewrite them by hand.
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* One of the protagonists of ''Literature/WitchWeek'' by Creator/DianaWynneJones is assigned lines. He tries to invent a spell that will animate a pen to write them for him; it works, sort of, but the pen doesn't remember which order the words are supposed to go in, so he has to rewrite them by hand. Also, if he's discovered by the wrong people, he'll be burnt as a witch.
22nd Apr '15 1:19:17 AM rodneyAnonymous
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punctuation
** Draco Malfoy ''expects'' this punishment for breaking curfew in the first book, but instead has to go with Harry and Neville to help Hagrid locate a wounded unicorn... in the Forbidden Forest ... at night ... while whatever attacked the unicorn is still wandering around in there. (Keep in mind he's ''eleven years old,'' and much more sheltered than Harry is.)
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** Draco Malfoy ''expects'' this punishment for breaking curfew in the first book, but instead has to go with Harry and Neville to help Hagrid locate a wounded unicorn... in the Forbidden Forest ... Forest... at night ...night... while whatever attacked the unicorn is still wandering around in there. (Keep in mind he's ''eleven years old,'' and much more sheltered than Harry is.)
1st Apr '15 8:14:36 PM johnsmithxxi
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* In ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'', it happens at the end of ''Spare That Rod''. Walter Denton, Stretch Snodgrass AND Mr. Boynton and Miss Brooks are forced to stay until 7:00 in the evening, writing out "Our principal is the best principal that any school ever had."
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* In ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'', it happens at the end of ''Spare That Rod''. Walter Denton, Stretch Snodgrass AND Snodgrass, and teachers Mr. Boynton and Miss Brooks Brooks, are forced to stay until 7:00 in the evening, writing out "Our principal is the best principal that any school ever had."
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