History TheReasonYouSuckSpeech / LiveActionTV

23rd Jun '16 2:13:31 PM Someoneman
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%% This is not a YMMV page, so please avoid linking to YMMV pages such as Moment of Awesome, even if the speech was awesome.



** Buffy gives an awesome one to the Watchers' Council, pointing out that their tests are just being used to save face and they're going to let her back in no matter what because they can't be Watchers without a Slayer.

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** Buffy gives an awesome one to the Watchers' Council, pointing out that their tests are just being used to save face and they're going to let her back in no matter what because they can't be Watchers without a Slayer.



** When Angel tries to return to the team after his "epiphany" in season two, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Wesley calmly and quietly delivers one of these speeches]] in defense of Cordelia. Although it's less of a the-reason-you-suck speech and more of a my-best-friend-is-awesome-and-you-suck-because-you-haven't-been-around-to-notice-it speech.

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** When Angel tries to return to the team after his "epiphany" in season two, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Wesley calmly and quietly delivers one of these speeches]] speeches in defense of Cordelia. Although it's less of a the-reason-you-suck speech and more of a my-best-friend-is-awesome-and-you-suck-because-you-haven't-been-around-to-notice-it speech.



*** Angel's response though, is one true CrowningMomentOfAwesome:

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*** Angel's response though, is one true CrowningMomentOfAwesome:response:



** J.D. himself gets [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a9kVyOFmws&NR=1 a great one]] when the others are bitching about their relationship problems and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome he puts them into perspective]]. And again to Elliot when she keeps complaining about her relationship with [[SatelliteLoveInterest Jake]].

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** J.D. himself gets [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a9kVyOFmws&NR=1 a great one]] when the others are bitching about their relationship problems and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome he puts them into perspective]].perspective. And again to Elliot when she keeps complaining about her relationship with [[SatelliteLoveInterest Jake]].



* ''Series/TheMentalist'': [[DaChief Virgil Minelli]] delivers a CrowningMomentOfAwesome of one to the standard "How are you feeling" reporter question:

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* ''Series/TheMentalist'': [[DaChief Virgil Minelli]] delivers a CrowningMomentOfAwesome of one to the standard "How are you feeling" reporter question:



*** In a truly epic example, the entire femme population of the Glee Club and the Trouble Tones call out this guy who's hitting on Santana in the hopes of "straightening her out" and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome then proceed to jump into Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl."]]
*** YMMV on the above example- [[KarmaHoudini considering]] [[MoralDissonance the]] [[UnfortunateImplications context]] of the femme population defending a [[AlphaBitch villainous]], [[JerkAss bitchy]] [[ManipulativeBitch character]] like [[RichBitch Santana]] simply for being lesbian (Especially considering one, they already knew about it and never made a big deal of it prior, and two, that in the previous episode, she ''beat someone until they bled for fun''.) this may come off as a DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck instead.

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*** In a truly epic example, the entire femme population of the Glee Club and the Trouble Tones call out this guy who's hitting on Santana in the hopes of "straightening her out" and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome then proceed to jump into Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl."]]
*** YMMV on the above example- [[KarmaHoudini considering]] [[MoralDissonance the]] [[UnfortunateImplications context]] of the femme population defending a [[AlphaBitch villainous]], [[JerkAss bitchy]] [[ManipulativeBitch character]] like [[RichBitch Santana]] simply for being lesbian (Especially considering one, they already knew about it and never made a big deal of it prior, and two, that in the previous episode, she ''beat someone until they bled for fun''.) this may come off as a DarthWiki/DethroningMomentOfSuck instead.
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* ''Series/TrueBlood'', Season 3, "Everything is Broken" BigBad Russell Edgington lays a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech smackdown on Humanity at large on live TV. Certainly a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for him. Behold:

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* ''Series/TrueBlood'', Season 3, "Everything is Broken" BigBad Russell Edgington lays a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech smackdown on Humanity at large on live TV. Certainly a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for him. Behold:TV:



* ''Series/{{Nashville}}'''s Juliette Barnes is the recipient of several such speeches, but in "It's All Wrong, But It's All Right," her refusal to be penitent over the "There is no God" scandal (not least since her words were out of context) results in Edgehill Records executive Jeff calling her behaviour "just plain stupid" [[spoiler: and firing her.]] Juliette's response is the point where TheReasonYouSuckSpeech meets TakeThat with a hefty dose of CrowningMomentOfAwesome:

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* ''Series/{{Nashville}}'''s Juliette Barnes is the recipient of several such speeches, but in "It's All Wrong, But It's All Right," her refusal to be penitent over the "There is no God" scandal (not least since her words were out of context) results in Edgehill Records executive Jeff calling her behaviour "just plain stupid" [[spoiler: and firing her.]] Juliette's response is the point where TheReasonYouSuckSpeech meets TakeThat with a hefty dose of CrowningMomentOfAwesome:TakeThat:



** Sinner!Fabian delivered two of them, to Joy and Alfie respectively. To Joy, he had whispered to her that nobody liked her, and she should just shut up and be glad anyone was stupid enough to date her...[[KickTheDog this was when she had come to him seeking out comfort after her recent heartbreak.]] To Alfie, he taunted him for thinking he could stop him and rescue the unknowing KT, and claimed, "You always get it wrong, Alfie. You're the joke of the group. I will always be two steps ahead of you." Then, in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, Alfie ended up fearlessly standing up to him, delivering one very effective line that was enough to get the supposedly uncaring Sinner enraged.

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** Sinner!Fabian delivered two of them, to Joy and Alfie respectively. To Joy, he had whispered to her that nobody liked her, and she should just shut up and be glad anyone was stupid enough to date her...[[KickTheDog this was when she had come to him seeking out comfort after her recent heartbreak.]] To Alfie, he taunted him for thinking he could stop him and rescue the unknowing KT, and claimed, "You always get it wrong, Alfie. You're the joke of the group. I will always be two steps ahead of you." Then, in a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, Alfie ended up fearlessly standing up to him, delivering one very effective line that was enough to get the supposedly uncaring Sinner enraged.



* ''Series/TwentyFour'': Aaron Pierce calling out President Logan is considered one of the most awesome moments of the series, especially for Glenn Morshower ad-libbing the final line of his speech.

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* ''Series/TwentyFour'': Aaron Pierce calling out President Logan is considered one of the most awesome moments of the series, especially for Logan. Glenn Morshower ad-libbing ad-libbed the final line of his speech.
23rd Jun '16 12:53:08 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** On of the most epic uses of this trope occurs in "The Inquisitor". Not only do nearly all of the gang get them from each other; but, via the titular Inquisitor, they each get a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech from ''[[TalkingToHimself themselves]]''. [[spoiler:Interestingly, Rimmer and Cat prove themselves worthy of survival by, respectively, arguing that "suck" is a step up from where he started, and proving as shallow in giving the speech as receiving it. Lister tries to ignore the charges entirely, and Kryten attempts a ShutUpHannibal, both only serving to piss off the Inquisitor]].

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** On of the most epic uses of this trope occurs in "The Inquisitor". Not only do nearly all of the gang get them from each other; but, via the titular Inquisitor, they each get a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech from ''[[TalkingToHimself themselves]]''. [[spoiler:Interestingly, Rimmer and Cat prove themselves worthy of survival by, respectively, arguing that "suck" is a step up from where he started, and proving as shallow in giving the speech as receiving it. Lister tries to ignore the charges entirely, and Kryten attempts a ShutUpHannibal, tries to shut him up, both only serving to piss off the Inquisitor]].



-->'''Wellesley''':...[[TheChessmaster Major Hogan]] reports a number of losses, Sir Henry. [[GeneralFailure He says you first lost your head, and, instead of destroying the bridge, you marched over it.]] [[DirtyCoward He says you then lost your nerve and ran from a small French patrol.]] [[SenselessSacrifice He says you lost ten men, a major and two sergeants.]] He says you lost your sense of honour and destroyed the bridge, cutting off a rescue party led by Lieutenant Sharpe. Major Hogan leaves the worst to the last: [[CurbStompBattle He says you lost the King's Colours.]]

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-->'''Wellesley''':...[[TheChessmaster Major Hogan]] reports a number of losses, Sir Henry. [[GeneralFailure He says you first lost your head, and, instead of destroying the bridge, you marched over it.]] [[DirtyCoward He says you then lost your nerve and ran from a small French patrol.]] [[SenselessSacrifice He says you lost ten men, a major and two sergeants.]] sergeants. He says you lost your sense of honour and destroyed the bridge, cutting off a rescue party led by Lieutenant Sharpe. Major Hogan leaves the worst to the last: [[CurbStompBattle He says you lost the King's Colours.]]



-->'''Wellesley''': [[ShutUpHannibal A man who loses the King's Colours loses the King's friendship.]]

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-->'''Wellesley''': [[ShutUpHannibal A man who loses the King's Colours loses the King's friendship.]]



** [[AlternateUniverse E-2 Lionel]] [[HannibalLecture delivers]] one of these in pieces over every conversation he has with Tess in an attempt to [[BreakThemByTalking break her]] and have her submit to doing whatever he wants her to do (namely, betray Clark and the others and deliver Lex's clone Alexander to him). His way of doing this is to methodically hit every single emotional trigger she has, playing on her father issues, her [[BrokenAce lack of self-worth]], and her [[WellIntentionedExtremist struggle to do the right thing]] and ultimately ending by telling her that she's only useful to him because [[OffingTheOffspring her heart can be used to revive Lex]]. This one hurts just as bad as- if not worse than -Martha's because if he's being a jackass to her she has to suffer abuse from her own biological father, and in the rare moments that he actually seems impressed by her [[ManipulativeBastard skills]], she has to deal with YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame. The woman really can't win.

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** [[AlternateUniverse E-2 Lionel]] [[HannibalLecture delivers]] delivers one of these in pieces over every conversation he has with Tess in an attempt to [[BreakThemByTalking break her]] and have her submit to doing whatever he wants her to do (namely, betray Clark and the others and deliver Lex's clone Alexander to him). His way of doing this is to methodically hit every single emotional trigger she has, playing on her father issues, her [[BrokenAce lack of self-worth]], and her [[WellIntentionedExtremist struggle to do the right thing]] and ultimately ending by telling her that she's only useful to him because [[OffingTheOffspring her heart can be used to revive Lex]]. This one hurts just as bad as- if not worse than -Martha's because if he's being a jackass to her she has to suffer abuse from her own biological father, and in the rare moments that he actually seems impressed by her [[ManipulativeBastard skills]], she has to deal with YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame. The woman really can't win.
15th Jun '16 5:35:12 PM StFan
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* Before ''RPM'', there was one in the first episode of ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' second season from [[BiggerBad Lord Zedd]] to [[BigBad Rita Repulsa]]:

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* Before ''RPM'', there was one in the first episode of ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' second season from [[BiggerBad Lord Zedd]] to [[BigBad Rita Repulsa]]:
30th May '16 2:52:24 PM res20stupid
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** ''Series/JudgeRinder'', who takes cases in the UK, has so far had two major ones. Often immediately folled by an order to [[GetOut leave]].
*** The first case in the show had the judge begin by reprimanding the plaintiff for trying to shame the defendant, her ex partner, by repeating the phrase 'Disgraceful'. He stated, in perfect legal terms, that what she did was an immediate violation of court proceedings and that if a judge were to immediately throw her case out on that alone, he had every right to do so and if she were to complain about it... tough luck.
*** The second incident was against one of the two defendants in a case being sued in what was nearly a DeadlyPrank[[note]]They convinced a friend of theirs to sit on a car airbag when they deployed it. The friend, now the plaintiff, was suing for medical costs as well as lost wages as it prevented him from starting a new job[[/note]]. The fact that he was constantly grinning and laughing and that he nearly wounded himself by tying a firework to his dick was too much for the poor judge.
--> '''Rinder:''' I'm sorry, I can't take any more of you I'm afraid. I think you're an absolute moron. I'm prepared for Tony to stay here, but get out. Out! (as the defendant is walking out of court) GROW UP!
26th May '16 3:45:02 AM MetalSmasher86
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* Jon Taffer delivered a similar piece to the staff of O-Face Bar in an infamous episode of ''Series/BarRescue'':
-->'''Taffer:''' The first day I got here, I never even made it inside the bar. I got in a fight in the parking lot where your manager was fighting with you, Cerissa. At the end of that fight, ''(to co-owner Karen)'' you looked at her and said she had it coming. And then I came across something that took me completely over the top, and I want an answer to this. Matt, Dave, please explain this.
-->''(Taffer plays a video of co-owner Matt screaming at and physically assaulting bartender Dave and then bribing security guard "Syck" with a pay raise to throw Dave through a window)''
-->'''Taffer:''' "You get a $10 raise per hour if you throw your own employee through a glass window." ''(to Dave)'' How do you like it when he slaps you in the face?!
-->'''Dave:''' I didn't like it at all.
-->'''Taffer:''' Is he a reasonable person when he does that?
-->'''Dave:''' No, not when he does that.
-->'''Taffer:''' ''(to server Cerissa about Karen)'' And was she reasonable when she told you you deserved it?
-->'''Cerissa:''' No.
-->'''Matt:''' I could give two shits about what they're talking about right now.
-->'''Taffer:''' Your bar isn't what's wrong, your character is what's wrong.
-->'''Matt:''' I've aired out my differences with all these people! I've talked, I've discussed-
-->'''Taffer:''' Really?!
-->'''Matt:''' Yeah, I have!
-->'''Taffer:''' How do you defend this?
-->'''Matt:''' And I'm sick of you yelling at my wife!
-->'''Taffer:''' The problem is you guys think this is OK. You guys are a mess.
-->'''Matt:''' I ain't scared of you, Jon.
-->'''Taffer:''' My tolerance for an owner hitting an employee is zero. You have no responsibility, none. You see, I have a reputation, and I have to protect it! And you will destroy it, just like you destroyed your own.
-->'''Karen:''' We are not those type of people.
-->'''Taffer:''' Then what did I see?
-->'''Karen:''' There are the things you saw in that video, but that's not the norm that goes on around here.
-->'''Taffer:''' The ultimate coup de grace is an owner hitting an employee. I am not going to rescue a bar and then read in a newspaper that somebody got hurt here next week. I won't have any part of it. Since I've been here you've proven to me that you don't have the fundamentals to run this business and proven to me how irresponsible you are. So here's the deal: [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere I'm leaving]]. I am not rescuing your bar. My advice to you is this, as another human being: you need some help, and you need to pull your lives together, and then maybe you can save your business. You need a counselor, not a bar professional. I'm done. This is the first ''Bar Rescue'' I've ever walked out of, you blew it. I'm gone. Good night.
21st May '16 9:57:52 PM DennisRodquin
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-->'''Reed''': Missy, you cast yourself as the motherly figure, however, fans of classic literary fiction will see through very quickly to who your true character was, which is [[Literature/Cinderella The Wicked Stepmother]], really, of the tribe. It's the eccentric woman who comes in and makes demands of everyone for the things to which she feels so entitled. You know, she spoils her children, by perhaps giving them more rice at dinner or the best places to sleep at night in the shelter. Um, she takes things she's either not entitled to, or didn't earn herself, which is always evidenced by the fact that you got more "gimmees" in this game than anyone, and performed the worst out of anyone at challenges. Lastly, you made the quintessential "Wicked Stepmother" move, by abusing the help, which, in this case, was the minority alliances throughout the game. You always made sure they felt inferior, you always kept them in their place, and you always made it imminently clear that they weren't coming to "The Ball" that is the tribal council here this evening with you, so, that to me feels like your fatal flaw in your whole plan, because, unlike life, in the game of Survivor, the outcasts are the ones who get the final say, so, in a sweeping moment of poetic justice, the people to which you were so rude and terrible to before relegating them to the jury with the help of your alliance are going to decide your fate this evening. This is why I love Fairy Tales, because they always have a happy ending, and The Wicked Stepmother never wins.

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-->'''Reed''': Missy, you cast yourself as the motherly figure, however, fans of classic literary fiction will see through very quickly to who your true character was, which is [[Literature/Cinderella [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/Cinderella The Wicked Stepmother]], really, of the tribe. It's the eccentric woman who comes in and makes demands of everyone for the things to which she feels so entitled. You know, she spoils her children, by perhaps giving them more rice at dinner or the best places to sleep at night in the shelter. Um, she takes things she's either not entitled to, or didn't earn herself, which is always evidenced by the fact that you got more "gimmees" in this game than anyone, and performed the worst out of anyone at challenges. Lastly, you made the quintessential "Wicked Stepmother" move, by abusing the help, which, in this case, was the minority alliances throughout the game. You always made sure they felt inferior, you always kept them in their place, and you always made it imminently clear that they weren't coming to "The Ball" that is the tribal council here this evening with you, so, that to me feels like your fatal flaw in your whole plan, because, unlike life, in the game of Survivor, the outcasts are the ones who get the final say, so, in a sweeping moment of poetic justice, the people to which you were so rude and terrible to before relegating them to the jury with the help of your alliance are going to decide your fate this evening. This is why I love Fairy Tales, because they always have a happy ending, and The Wicked Stepmother never wins.
21st May '16 9:56:23 PM DennisRodquin
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**Reed Kelly gave Missy Payne a massive one in the finale to San Juan del Sur. He even managed to make Missy's daughter cry.
-->'''Reed''': Missy, you cast yourself as the motherly figure, however, fans of classic literary fiction will see through very quickly to who your true character was, which is [[Literature/Cinderella The Wicked Stepmother]], really, of the tribe. It's the eccentric woman who comes in and makes demands of everyone for the things to which she feels so entitled. You know, she spoils her children, by perhaps giving them more rice at dinner or the best places to sleep at night in the shelter. Um, she takes things she's either not entitled to, or didn't earn herself, which is always evidenced by the fact that you got more "gimmees" in this game than anyone, and performed the worst out of anyone at challenges. Lastly, you made the quintessential "Wicked Stepmother" move, by abusing the help, which, in this case, was the minority alliances throughout the game. You always made sure they felt inferior, you always kept them in their place, and you always made it imminently clear that they weren't coming to "The Ball" that is the tribal council here this evening with you, so, that to me feels like your fatal flaw in your whole plan, because, unlike life, in the game of Survivor, the outcasts are the ones who get the final say, so, in a sweeping moment of poetic justice, the people to which you were so rude and terrible to before relegating them to the jury with the help of your alliance are going to decide your fate this evening. This is why I love Fairy Tales, because they always have a happy ending, and The Wicked Stepmother never wins.
10th May '16 11:26:46 PM erforce
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* In ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', Cromartie actually delivers one of these to Sarah after he captures her in "Mr. Ferguson Is Ill Today," explaining how she screwed up and how he managed to find her, and throws in a few jabs at Cameron and John for good measure.

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* In ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', Cromartie actually delivers one of these to Sarah after he captures her in "Mr. Ferguson Is Ill Today," explaining how she screwed up and how he managed to find her, and throws in a few jabs at Cameron and John for good measure.
26th Apr '16 8:37:10 PM Moon_Goddess
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*** Santana calls Finn a fat, untalented failure, Finn responds by pushing Santana out of the closet at the top of his lungs in a crowded hallways, disrupting her life, costing her years of relationship with her grandmother.
26th Apr '16 7:46:13 PM TheUnknownUploader
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** When Lois's mother meets several of their black friends, they put up with her overt racism with impressive patience until one of them finally has enough:

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** When Lois's mother Ida meets several of their black friends, they put up with her overt racism with impressive patience until one of them finally has enough:


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** When Lois convinces Kitty to be more aggressive, she gives a Reason You Suck Speech to her son, husband, the waiter who had been messing with her all evening, [[UpToEleven and everyone in the crowd watching her.]]
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