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[[caption-width-right:350:OverlyLongGag Season!]]

->'''Bugs:''' Duck season!\\
'''Daffy:''' Wabbit season!\\
'''Bugs:''' Duck season!\\
'''Daffy:''' Wabbit season!\\
'''Bugs:''' Duck season!!\\
'''Daffy:''' Wabbit season!!\\
'''Bugs:''' ''Wabbit season!''\\
'''Daffy:''' Duck season!!!\\
'''Bugs:''' Wabbit season!!!\\
'''Daffy:''' I say it's Duck season, and I say, FIRE!\\
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' "WesternAnimation/RabbitFire" (1951)

Two characters are having an ArgumentOfContradictions, an argument that eventually degenerates into something like "Am not!" "Are too!" One of them pretends to take up their opponent's position, and when their opponent takes up ''their'' position out of mindless contrariness, the switcher manages to win the argument.

This gag depends on the antagonist getting so caught up in the heat of the moment that they will act without thinking of their actual goals. Thus it shows up in many old "screwball" cartoons and live-action situation comedies.

A rarer example will be the use of props with sound effects (e.g. a light switch) that will be turned on and off each time the sound effect is used. The pretender makes a (usually very bad) mimicking of the sound and will trick his opponent into switching the device to rivaling position.

Just for the record, it ''doesn't always'' work. Unless you're talking way too fast. And you act on instinct rather than knowing what you're doing.

Compare PolitenessJudo and ReversePsychology, and see the parent trope ArgumentOfContradictions. Not to be confused with the horror game ''VideoGame/DuckSeason'', which is also not an example.
!!Example season:


[[folder:Advertising season]]
* At one point, Creator/CartoonNetwork had a number of advertising spots in which two live-action brothers reproduced classic cartoon spots. One of their ads was this routine... Done in a way that couldn't possibly work in real life.
-->"It's mine."
-->"No, it's mine."
-->"It's mine."
-->"It's mine."
-->"It's yours."
-->"No, it's yours."
-->"It's yours."
** In another Creator/CartoonNetwork commercial, a man tried to use this when his boss was firing him. After a minute of "No I'm not," "Yes you are," the man finally switched to "Yes I am." Unfortunately, it didn't work and the boss replied with "Yes ... you are." The {{Tagline}}: "[[RealityEnsues You are not Bugs Bunny.]]"
* Naturally this gag appears in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2URMB4NGbo8 a Nike commercial]] related to ''Film/SpaceJam'' in which WesternAnimation/BugsBunny and UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan pull one over on Marvin the Martian.
* The talking tub/box commercials for Parkay Margarine ("Butter!"). It eventually comes to where the tub/box contradicts whoever's in the commercial when they mention butter ("Parkay!").
* In a 2015 ad, Creator/KaleyCuoco depicts this as one of Priceline's negotiation tactics.
* Cheez-It crackers now come in a sandwich version. The lab tech and the immature box of sandwich crackers begin arguing over whether the new snack is pronounced "san'''''d'''''wich" (the lab tech) or "sammich" (the box). It plays out very similar to the page quote.

[[folder:Anime and Manga season]]
* Employed by Gendo in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1IJPLmKSsA this]] ''Anime/PetitEva'' short.
* ''Manga/OnePiece''
** Used in spirit if not in full fact in Thriller Brak arc, in which Robin takes advantage of the absolute obedience of Thriller Bark zombies by tricking Doktor Hogback to tell her to jump out of the building. Hogback, caught up in the moment per the trope, does just that and Robin moves so that the order is accidentally directed at the two zombies Hogback is controlling. They obediently leap out the high tower's window.
** Used during the anime adaption of the Impel Down arc. Bon Clay, disguised as Warden Magellan, goes into the control room for the Gates of Justice and orders them to be opened so Luffy can escape. Just then, the REAL Magellan shows up, wondering why the Gates are opening. Bon Clay shouts for a guard to push a button to close the Gates, which would allow Luffy to escape while leaving the warships trailing them trapped. The two Magellans then go back and forth, shouting 'Push the button!' and 'Don't push the button!', confusing the guard. Bon suddenly repeats both orders, tricking the real Magellan into ordering the Gates closed. Bon Clay then breaks the Gate controls so that they can't be re-opened.
* The first episode of ''LightNovel/SeitokaiNoIchizon'' uses this with Kurimu stamping approval forms and Ken saying "UsefulNotes/{{Pettanko}}" (which she is) every time she says "approved." Then he switches.
* A variation was once used between Kagome and ''Manga/InuYasha'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWOu_VZ7o00 right after Inuyasha proves having been able to survive a nasty fall]]. (Note: the example starts at 10:16)
* In the second episode of ''Anime/{{Free}}'' Nagisa pulls this on Gou, getting her to demand he use her real name rather than her preferred nickname. The AbridgedSeries of ''Free'', ''WebAnimation/FiftyPercentOff'', even has Nagisa saying "your bum just got looney-tuned."

[[folder:Comic Book season]]
* Used straight in ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules'' #115.
* Used in a rather darker fashion in Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/WildCATs'' run as [[ManipulativeBastard Tao]] repeatedly switches positions in a debate with Fuji leading to Fuji's being psychologically crippled.
* SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} did it when talking to Loki (in YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe, no less).
* This was a specialty of obscure [[Franchise/TheDCU DCU]] superhero ''ComicBook/TheHeckler''.

[[folder:Fan Fic season]]
* In ''Fanfic/RetroChill'', Retro does this with Calvin when they're arguing over whether the former is Rupert in disguise or the actual Retro.
* In ''FanFic/TheGamesOfTheGods'', Book One, chapter 54, Kari tries this trick and Rachel {{invert|ed trope}}s her. Kari says "No" and Rachel says "Yes". When Kari switches to "Yes", Rachel wins by not switching to "No". An identical example appears in ''FanFic/{{Vortex}}'', chapter 8, when Anne says "No" and Revdur says "Yes". Again, Anne switches to "Yes" and Revdur wins.
* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9355381/1/Sky Sky]]'' Harry and a friend start a "Was not!"/"Were too!" exchange and he switches to "Were too," tricking her into saying "Was not!"
* In ''Fanfic/TheNewAdventuresOfInvaderZim'', GIR pulls this trick on Dib in Episode 4, during an argument over whether the latter has a big head.

[[folder:Film season]]
* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] InUniverse in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': Eddie uses this trick on Roger in order to get him to take [[ChekhovsGun a shot of bourbon]], and thus use [[CantHoldHisLiquor Roger's usual violent reaction to the stuff]] as a distraction so he and Roger can escape Judge Doom and his weasels. Eddie is GenreSavvy enough to know that Roger's toon nature ensures he will fall for it. Added bonus: the fact that [[spoiler: Doom can't resist contributing to the exchange ("He doesn't want the drink!") is {{Foreshadowing}} for who he really is.]]
* Used and referenced in ''Film/CampNowhere:''
-->'''Gabe:''' Okay troops, line up. [begins handing out omelets] Ashley, mushroom. Amber, onion. Lenny, plain.
-->'''Lenny:''' Cheese.
-->'''Gabe:''' You said plain.
-->'''Lenny:''' Cheese.
-->'''Gabe:''' Plain.
-->'''Lenny:''' Cheese.
-->'''Gabe:''' Plain.
-->'''Lenny:''' Cheese.
-->'''Gabe:''' Plain.
-->'''Lenny:''' Cheese
-->'''Gabe:''' Plain.
-->'''Lenny:''' Cheese.
-->'''Gabe:''' Cheese.
-->'''Lenny:''' Plain.
-->'''Gabe:''' Okay fine, you win. Plain.
-->''[Lenny looks happy for a moment, then wanders off, looking confused]''
-->'''Gabe:''' Who says you can't learn anything from cartoons?
* Toyed with in ''Film/LethalWeapon'':
-->'''Riggs:''' You're driving!
-->'''Murtaugh:''' I'm driving!
-->'''Riggs:''' No, ''you're'' driving!
-->'''Murtaugh:''' No, ''I'm'' driving!
* The UrExample may be Creator/LaurelAndHardy film ''Film/SonsOfTheDesert'' (1933). Ollie is arguing with his wife over whether he's going to spend the weekend attending a fraternity convention with Stanley, or take her camping in the mountains. During the course of the argument, something like this pops up, though it's uncertain whether this is a deliberate trick on Ollie's part or something he inadvertently stumbles upon in his flustered state. It doesn't work, at any rate.
-->'''Ollie:''' I want this understood once and for all. I'm not going to the convention. I'm going to the mountains!
-->'''Mrs. Hardy:''' That's just what I said, that you're not going to the mountains, that you're going to the ... that you're going to the mountains!
* Used in ''Film/AliGIndahouse'' when Ali is arguing with the East Staines Massiv whether West side or East side is best.
* A variation occurs in ''Film/TheMummy1999'', as Evey tries to barter for Rick O'Connell's life with the chief warden, using shares of (at that point still not discovered) the treasures of Hamunaptra as an incentive. Caught in the heat of the moment, the chief warden ends up asking less than what Evey was offering.
* One of ''WesternAnimation/TheTwelveTasksOfAsterix'' involves being able to resist the hypnotic gaze of Iris the magician. Iris tries to hypnotize Asterix into believing he's a wild boar, but keeps getting distracted by the Gaul's comments about his GlowingEyes like "How do you do that?", "Can you make them light up one at a time?" and "They must be handy for reading in bed." Eventually Iris becomes so confused he resorts to RepeatAfterMe.
-->'''Iris:''' Repeat after me, "By Osiris and Apis, I am a wild boar. I am a wild boar!"
-->'''Asterix:''' You're a wild boar, you're a wild boar.
-->'''Iris:''' Yes! I'm a wild boar, a wild boar! ''[runs out of the tent on all fours, snorting]''
* Futtock's End: In this 'silent' Ronnie Barker comedy, the house staff are dancing to a record player, yet every time they hear the butler enter behind them they quickly revert to silently polishing the silver. Until the butler comes in twice in quick succession, whereupon they are tricked into dancing when the butler is present, and polishing the silver when he leaves.
* Creator/TheMarxBrothers use this sort of switcheroo in ''Film/HorseFeathers:'' Chico's guarding the door of a speakeasy to which Groucho needs entrance. Groucho uses a variant to discover that ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: then ''he'' guards the door of the speakeasy while ''Chico'' has to guess the password.
--> '''Chico''' ''(immediately):'' Is it 'swordfish'?\\
'''Groucho:''' [[DefiedTrope No.]] We had to change it.

[[folder:{{Literature}} season]]
* In ''[[{{Literature/Nightside}} Nightingale's Lament]]'', Taylor uses this tactic to trick a simulacrum door into telling ''him'' the password it had initially been demanding he give before it'll open.
* In ''Literature/{{Ratburger}}'', the villain is trying to turn [[KidHero Zoe]]'s pet rat Armitage into a burger, leading to this conversation.
-->'''Zoe''': "Get away from me!"
-->'''Burt''': "Or what?"
-->'''Zoe''': "Or I will tell everyone about what you are doing here. Turning rats into burgers!"
-->'''Burt''': "No, you won't."
-->'''Zoe''': "Yes, I will."
-->'''Burt''': "No, you won't."
-->'''Zoe''': "Yes, you will."
-->'''Burt''': "Yes, you will."
-->'''Zoe''': "No, I won't."
-->'''Burt''': "Ha! Got you! I knew you were trouble that day in your flat. That's why I ''let'' you climb into the back of my van and come into my secret lair."

[[folder:Live-Action TV season]]
* This is both referenced and used in ''Series/CornerGas''. Hank complains that this trick is unrealistic and wouldn't work in real life, which starts an argument with Brent during which, of course, Hank falls for it.
* Used in an episode of ''Series/MyWifeAndKids'' where Jaye uses this trick to get Michael to agree to let their daughter go to her prom. Realizing what happened a second later, Michael responds "Wait a minute, you [[PersonAsVerb Bugs Bunnied]] me!"
* One episode of ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'' uses a simpler version of this trope, skipping right to the switch without arguing. One of the characters even proceeds to [[ConversedTrope compare it to Looney Tunes]].
* "Light Switch" example: In a Halloween episode of ''Series/PerfectStrangers'', Larry challenges Balki into watching horror movies in the dark. Balki refuses. Larry chides him for being afraid of the dark and turns off the light switch. Balki turns it back on and says "No I'm not". The process repeats several times, until Larry pretends to switch off the lights by holding his hand near the switch and snapping his finger. Balki inadvertently turns off the light and then starts screaming. After Larry turns on the light, Balki calms down and says "Yes I am."
* [[Series/SonnyWithAChance Sonny and Chad]] engage in a bit of this with him starting with the fact that he doesn't care, and she starting that he does.
* A non-confrontational variation is used in ''Series/ThisHourHas22Minutes''. In the ''Sportsbag'' sketches, Greg Thomey plays an aging sports pundit who clearly had a few (hundred) head injuries during his own sports career, and talks completely in {{Non Sequitur}}s; in one sketch, his co-host plays along by talking in non sequiturs, causing Thomey's character to start making sense.
* Attempted once by Jimmy to Kim in ''Series/YesDear''. Subverted because Kim called him out on it, rendering it ineffective.
* During one of Christopher Hitchens's appearances on ''Series/TheDailyShow'', he got sidetracked in the middle of a conversation about the Iraq War and asked what he'd been talking about beforehand.
-->'''Jon:''' [[BlatantLies You were saying to me that you agree that Bush is conducting this incompetently.]] ''[beat]'' It's the old Bugs Bunny trick.
* In ''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir'', Will uses this trick to make Carlton agree he owes him less money, even saying "Have it your way, Daffy!" [[MoodWhiplash And then immediately afterwards]] [[spoiler: Will gets shot.]]
* In one episode of ''Series/FullHouse'', Joey and Michelle argue over a baseball pitch.
-->'''Michelle:''' Strike three, you're outta here!
-->'''Joey:''' What? That was low and outside, ball four!
-->'''Michelle:''' It was a strike!
-->'''Joey:''' It was a ball!
-->'''Michelle:''' It was a strike!
-->'''Joey:''' It was a ball!
-->'''Michelle:''' It was a strike!
-->'''Joey:''' It was a strike!
-->'''Michelle:''' It was a ball!
-->'''Joey:''' Oh, so it ''was'' a ball. Thank you very much!
* A similar incident occurs in ''Series/HomeAndAway'', when Shane and Damian offer to assemble a water bed for Alf. Shane offers to do it for fifty bucks, Alf offers twenty-five and demonstrates a unique approach to haggling...
-->'''Damian:''' Forty-five.
-->'''Alf:''' Twenty-five.
-->'''Shane:''' Forty.
-->'''Alf:''' ''Twenty-five.''
-->'''Damian:''' Thirty-five.
-->'''Alf:''' ''Twenty-five!''
-->'''Shane:''' Thirty?
-->'''Alf:''' Twenty-''five''!
-->'''Damian:''' Twenty!
-->'''Alf:''' Done!
-->'''Shane:''' What are you doing, boxhead?
-->'''Damian:''' Got mixed up...
* ''Series/That70sShow'' doesn't use the trick, but Eric and Hyde jokingly argue "Rabbit Season! Duck Season!" to each other after Red points out that deer hunting season had just begun. Red's DeathGlare immediately afterwards shuts them up.
* In the ''Series/SamAndCat'' episode "[=#BabysittingWar=]", Sam does this to Cat when they fight over Nona's empty bed.
--> '''Sam:''' Hey, how come you get this whole big bedroom anyway?
--> '''Cat:''' Cuz it was my nonaís and I lived here first.
--> '''Sam:''' No, you didnít.
--> '''Cat:''' Yes, I did.
--> '''Sam:''' Yes, you did.
--> '''Cat:''' No, I didnít.
--> '''Sam:''' True.
--> '''Cat:''' False.
--> '''Sam:''' Right!
--> '''Cat:''' Left!
--> '''Sam:''' Crunchy!
--> '''Cat:''' Smooth- ''What?!''
--> '''Sam:''' Look, there is ''no way'' Iím gonna sleep in that comfortable bed.
--> '''Cat:''' You are ''to!''
--> '''Sam:''' Well, okay. Then youíre staying in here with me!
--> '''Cat:''' Oh, no Iím ''not!''
--> ''(Cat walks out of the room and turns off the light and Sam lays in the bed. A moment later, Cat walks back in and turns on the light.)''
--> '''Cat:''' ''(in defeated tone)'' You trickered me, right?
* One of Martin Short's recurring characters on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': Nathan Thurm, whose defining traits were ultra-defensiveness, paranoia, and denial.
--> '''Thurm:''' No it isn't!
--> '''Accuser:''' Yes it is.
--> '''Thurm:''' I know that! Why wouldn't I know that?? I'm well aware of that!

[[folder:Newspaper Comic season]]
* Parodied in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', with a strip featuring Jason and Peter arguing in a movie rental store:
-->'''Jason:''' I think we should get ''Film/AlienResurrection''.\\
'''Peter:''' I think we should get ''Film/AustinPowers''.\\
'''Jason:''' Alien!\\
'''Peter:''' Austin!\\
'''Jason:''' Alien!\\
'''Peter:''' Austin!\\
'''Jason:''' Alien!\\
'''Peter:''' Alien!\\
'''Jason:''' So, it looks like we agree.\\
'''Peter:''' Darn, that trick always worked for WesternAnimation/BugsBunny...
* A variant in a ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip:
-->'''Jon:''' So Liz, how's the cat?
-->'''Liz:''' Fine.
-->'''Jon:''' How's the dog?
-->'''Liz:''' Fine.
-->'''Jon:''' And how are you?
-->'''Liz:''' Fine.
-->'''Jon:''' Okay if I pay by check?
-->'''Liz:''' Fine.
-->'''Jon:''' How about a date?
-->'''Liz:''' Fine.
-->'''Jon:''' [[BigYes YES! YESSSSS!]]
-->'''Liz:''' ''That's cheating!''
-->'''Garfield:''' If you can't beat 'em, trick 'em.

[[folder:Pinball season]]
* Referenced in ''[[Pinball/BugsBunnysBirthdayBall Bugs Bunny's Birthday Ball]]'', where the sides of the cabinet include a sign reading "Pinball [-(Rabbit)-] Season Open".

[[folder: Tabletop Game season]]
* ''Analects Acme'', an April edition of ''d20 Weekly'''s spellbook column ''Analects Arcane'', described the ''Tooninomicon'', a grimoire created by a ''TabletopGame/{{d20 Modern}}'' mage who tapped into the power of cartoons to create Looney Tunes based spells. One of them was ''control argument'', which guarantees that the person you're arguing with will fall for this.

[[folder:Theatre season]]
* The Circus [[http://zoppe.net Zoppé]] had a great scene in which their clown had the [[AudienceParticipation audience]] yell out "boss" while pointing to the ringleader, and "clown" while pointing to himself, then switched them, and thus told the ringleader that he (the ringleader) was the clown, and he (the clown) could do what he wanted, as he was the boss.

[[folder:Video Game season]]
* In ''VideoGame/JimmyNeutronVsJimmyNegatron,'' the Herminator and Jimmy Neutron argue who Jimmy's last name is. Jimmy yells "Negatron", while Hermin yells "Neutron" and they switch it so Hermin believes he is talking to Jimmy Negatron.
* In ''[[SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam & Max Season One]],'' [[spoiler:in order to defeat an evil hypnotist, you take turns giving orders to his hypnotized minions, and have to trick him into saying "No, attack me!"]]
** The trick is giving the order "Worship me!", which provokes Brady Culture into bawling "No, worship ''me!''"; following this up immediately with [[spoiler:"Attack me!"]] will prompt the attention freak into yelling the order that gets him beaten up.
** There are a couple of variants in the "Do You Have Any...?" RunningGag. In "Situation Comedy", you ask British Bosco for a few random things, before asking "Do you have any ketchup?" He reflexively answers "No," before correcting himself. This is then subverted in "Reality 2.0" when you ask half-Elf Bosco if he has any self-respect. He answers "No," before admitting that he did understand the question, "all too well."
** Used and Lampshaded in "The City that Dares Not Sleep", where you trick Sammun-Mak into opening the Moleman Processing Room by saying "Rabbit Season" at the right moment.
* Used in the last "boss" of the ''VideoGame/BlazingDragons'' adventure game. Flicker uses his first invention, the clicker (which was pointless for the whole game) to trick the evil wizard into exploding the transformed robotic evil dragon king, which they where inside at the time. Because the sound of the clicker was exactly the same sound as the switch on the self-destruct mechanism.
* ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'', Apollo and Athena argue whether a lizard they saw is a gecko or a newt, respectively. Before any tediousness could occur, Athena twists Apollo's logic around and made him assume that it's a newt.
-->'''Athena''': ''Oh, so then you agree it's a newt, Apollo?''
-->'''Apollo''': ''ACK!'' (I fell right into her trap!)
* The eponymous anti-hero of ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' typically calls [[ButtMonkey Luka]] "[[EmbarrassingNickname Cheshire]]", causing him to irritably remind Bayonetta, "my name is Luka!" So on one of the rare occasions she actually calls him Luka...
-->'''Luka''': "How many times must I tell you?! My name is Cheshire!"

[[folder:Web Comic season]]
* ''[[Webcomic/EightBitTheater 8-Bit Theater]]'' [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2006/09/02/episode-738-completely-original/ did a variant]] during a WhosOnFirst story.
* Used with a straight face in [[http://girlyyy.com/go/624 this]] ''Webcomic/{{Girly}}'' comic.
* Mr. Mighty does this to Jane in ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes''. The first time he meets her [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1991184/yes-youre-not/ with his mask off]], he tells her that his real name is Marion, and adds, "It's OK, you can laugh." She denies laughing, and he questions her denial... hey, she needs all the laughs she can get [[spoiler: when she's in prison]].
* Successfully used on main character Finn in ''Webcomic/SeaOfInsanity''. (Though Finn ''was'' very drunk at the time.)
* In ''WebComic/StrongFemaleProtagonist'', when [[FlyingBrick Allison]] persuades [[{{Telepathy}} Patrick]] to try watching a cartoon (as a workaround for his distaste for visual media in general), Patrick, roaring with laughter, [[ExpospeakGag explains this entire trope]] after viewing the eponymous gag:
-->'''Patrick:''' Tee-hee-hee! Daffy Duck's animosity towards the Bugs Bunny character is so intense, that he fails to see when Bugs has presented him an opportunity for victory! Instead of... of maintaining an awareness of the words being used, Daffy's rage is so blinding that he that he frames his statements in pure contrariness to Bugs', which results in his getting '''shot in the face! AHAHA!''' Had he been less angry, he might have acted on Bugs Bunny saying "Rabbit season," but he too strongly conflated his desire to disagree with his opponent and his desire to defeat him! And it was that very desire to disagree that prevented him from fulfilling his goal of outwitting Bugs Bunny, and in doing so saving himself from harm! The irony is staggering! Ahahahahahahaha!

[[folder:Web Original season]]
* Used in ''[[WebVideo/GantzAbridged Gantz: The Abridged Series]]'' in episode [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epgllKQZ2_U&feature=PlayList&p=8695D5171FD2C5AD&index=7 08 & 09]].
* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny[[note]]Actually WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker in disguise[[/note]] does this to WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd in an attempt to entice him to play ''The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle 2''.
* Narrowly avoided [[http://www.sir-toby.com/extend-a-story/story-1/code/read.php?episode=70345 here]].

[[folder:Western Animation season]]
* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes:
** Named for the classic "Duck season! Rabbit season!" argument in the short ''WesternAnimation/RabbitFire''. The exchange above is only the first part of a very funny gag. It's a combination of the normal trope as well as the "light switch" variant -- Bugs and Daffy are actually pushing the barrel gun towards each other every time they say their line. When Bugs says "rabbit season," he also takes the barrel and pushes it towards Daffy, but then quickly back towards himself. When Daffy says "duck season," he points the gun back at himself.
** The second film in the "Hunter's Trilogy", ''WesternAnimation/RabbitSeasoning'', pulls off a variant in the "Pronoun Trouble" gag:
--->'''Bugs:''' Would you like to shoot me now, or wait 'til you get home?\\
'''Daffy:''' Shoot him now! Shoot him now!\\
'''Bugs:''' You keep out of this! He doesn't have to shoot you now!\\
'''Daffy:''' He does ''so'' have to shoot me now! ''(to Elmer)'' I ''demand'' that you shoot me now!!
*** The above example is immediately followed by a continuation of the gag; this example is perhaps even more impressive, as Daffy manages to pull this one off all by himself:
---->'''Daffy:''' Let's run through that again.\\
'''Bugs:''' Okay! 'Would you like to shoot me now, or wait 'til you get home?'\\
'''Daffy:''' 'Shoot him now, shoot him now.'\\
'''Bugs:''' 'You keep out of this, he doesn't have to shoot you now.'\\
'''Daffy:''' HA! That's it, hold it right there! ''(AsideGlance)'' PronounTrouble. ''({{beat}})'' It's not "He doesn't have to shoot ''you'' now," it's "He doesn't have to shoot ''me'' now." [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Well, I say he]] ''[[ComicallyMissingThePoint does]]'' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint have to shoot me now!]] [[TooDumbToLive So shoot me now!]]
*** There's [[RuleOfThree one more iteration]], ''Duck! Rabbit, Duck!'' in which Daffy completely [[SanitySlippage goes off the deep end]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pChZeIE_3o leading to this climax]] that has even Elmer flummoxed.
---->'''Daffy Duck:''' Shoot me again! I enjoy it! I love the smell of burnt feathers, and gunpowder, and cordite! I'm an elk! Shoot me, go on! It's elk season! I'm a fiddler crab! Why don't you shoot me? It's fiddler crab season!
*** By this point Elmer is so confused that he asks a park ranger who happens by what season it ''really'' is. The reply sends ''him'' off the deep end.
---->'''Ranger (really Bugs Bunny):''' Why certainly, my boy! It's ''baseball'' season!
** Another WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes example is Bugs' argument with the fake umpire in the 1946 cartoon, "WesternAnimation/BaseballBugs". This gag predates ''Rabbit Fire'', released in 1951.
---> '''Fake Umpire:''' You're out!\\
'''Bugs:''' Where do you get that malarkey? I'm safe!\\
'''Fake Umpire:''' I said you're out!\\
'''Bugs:''' I'm safe!\\
'''Fake Umpire:''' You're out!\\
'''Bugs:''' Safe!\\
'''Fake Umpire:''' Out!\\
'''Bugs:''' Safe!\\
'''Fake Umpire:''' Out!\\
'''Bugs:''' Safe!\\
'''Fake Umpire:''' Out!\\
'''Bugs:''' Safe! Out!\\
'''Fake Umpire:''' Safe!\\
'''Bugs:''' Out!\\
'''Fake Umpire:''' Safe!\\
'''Bugs:''' Out!\\
'''Fake Umpire:''' I say you're safe! If you don't like it, you can go to the showers!\\
'''Bugs:''' Okay then, doc. Have it your way. I'm safe.
** And before that ''Daffy'' did this to Porky in ''Duck Soup To Nuts.''
--->'''Daffy:''' ''[after failing to trick Porky]'' You don't think I'm a fish?\\
'''Porky:''' No, I don't.\\
'''Daffy:''' Cynic! Well, if you don't think I'm a fish, I don't think you're a pig!\\
'''Porky:''' Th-th-that's ridiculous. Of course I'm a pig.\\
'''Daffy:''' Well, I think you're an eagle!\\
'''Porky:''' I'm a pig!\\
'''Daffy:''' You're an eagle!\\
'''Porky:''' Pig!\\
'''Daffy:''' Eagle!\\
'''Porky:''' Pig!\\
'''Daffy:''' Eagle!\\
'''Porky:''' Pig!\\
'''Daffy:''' Pig!\\
'''Porky:''' Eagle!
** Etc., etc. It ends with Porky jumping out of a tree to prove that [[AssInALionSkin he's an eagle]]. When he falls to the ground, he ends with "I told you I was a p-pig!"
** Or the version where Bugs and Daffy are ripping signs off the same tree revealing "Duck season ... Rabbit season ... ''Elmer'' season..."
--->'''Elmer:''' [[OhCrap Uh oh...]] ''[Runs off]''\\
'''Bugs:''' ''[In Elmer-style hunting clothes with a gun]'' Shh! Be vewy, vewy quiet. We're hunting Elmers.\\
'''Daffy:''' ''[In Elmer-style hunting clothes with a gun]'' Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!
** In ''Little Red Riding Rabbit'', Bugs does one of these and ends up coaxing TheBigBadWolf into joining him on a chorus of "Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet", which the Wolf continues by himself. Silly, ain't he?
** Also done in 1948's ''Haredevil Hare'', between Bugs and Marvin Martian's dog K-9, over who takes Marvin's Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modula'''''TOR''''' (hey, that's thlie way he says it).
--->'''Bugs:''' Hey, what's the big idea? Give me that!\\
'''K-9:''' D'oh, no I won't!\\
'''Bugs:''' Oh, yes you will!\\
'''K-9:''' Oh, no I won't!\\
'''Bugs:''' Oh, yes you will!\\
'''K-9:''' No, I won't!\\
'''Bugs:''' Oh, no you won't!\\
'''K-9:''' D'oh, yes I will!\\
'''Bugs:''' Oh, no you won't!\\
'''K-9:''' Yes I will!\\
'''Bugs:''' Oh, no you won't!\\
'''K-9:''' You take it or I'll shove it down yer t'roat!
** Bugs does a variation of this to Napoleon in "Napoleon Bunny-part" when the latter is using a map and figures to decide where to place infantry and artillery:
--->'''Bugs:''' Where ya putting the artillery?\\
'''Napoleon:''' There. ''[points to a cannon figure]''\\
'''Bugs:''' Uh-uh. Here. ''[moves the cannon elsewhere]''\\
'''Napoleon:''' No, no! Here! ''[moves it back]''\\
'''Bugs:''' ''[moves it again]'' Here.\\
'''Napoleon:''' I am the emperor and I say here! ''[moves it back again]''\\
'''Bugs:''' Isn't that a coincidence? That's just where ''I've'' decided it should be!\\
'''Napoleon:''' The emperor makes the decisions around here! It will go '''there!''' ''[moves it where Bugs kept putting it]''\\
'''Bugs:''' Okay, it goes there.
** In "Mexican Joyride", Daffy uses this on a raging bull. The bull, oblivious that he's arguing with Daffy himself, insists that the black duck is hiding under the Mexican hat lying on the ground. Daffy initially states that Daffy isn't under the hat, then uses this trope to make the ''bull'' insist so, even making a large bet to this effect. The bull then proceeds to lift the hat, and sure enough, [[OffscreenTeleportation Daffy is there, somehow]].
** And then finally {{subverted}} in the {{revival}} film ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'' when Daffy leaves Warner Bros. and Bugs and Elmer are forced to do this routine without him. It doesn't go well for Bugs.
--->'''Elmer:''' Rabbit Season!\\
'''Bugs:''' Duck Season!\\
'''Elmer:''' Rabbit Season!\\
'''Bugs:''' Duck Season!\\
'''Elmer:''' Rabbit Season!\\
'''Bugs:''' Rabbit Season!\\
'''Elmer:''' ''[grabs script]'' Wait a minute ...\\
'''Bugs:''' You see, I told you this wouldn't work without Daff-- ''[gets shot by Elmer]''
** Also subverted in [[WesternAnimation/WabbitALooneyTunesProduction New Looney Tunes]] episode, "Home a Clone", where a clone of bugs attempts this on the original. Bugs doesn't fall for it due to being the one who invented that tired and played out gag.
--->'''Bugs Clone:''' Speaking of tired and played out...\\
'''points at original bugs'''
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode, "Gang Busters", this exchange between Buster and Plucky occurs when the former beats the latter at a game of ''VideoGame/{{Pong}}''. Given [[WesternAnimation/BugsBunny the Characters on]] [[WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck whom they're based]], it should come as no surprise:
-->'''Plucky:''' Hey, you cheated!\\
'''Buster:''' I did not!\\
'''Plucky:''' Did too!\\
'''Buster:''' Did not!\\
'''Plucky:''' Did too!\\
'''Buster:''' Did too!\\
'''Plucky:''' Did not!\\
'''Buster:''' Right!
* In the ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' ChristmasSpecial, Suzy pulls this trick on Johnny, and tells him, [[PersonAsVerb "I just Bugs-Bunnied you!"]]
* A non-verbal variation of this trope happens in the WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck cartoon ''[[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Lighthouse Keeping]]''. A pelican keeps blowing out the candle in a lighthouse's light, and Donald promptly re-lights it. After a few rounds of this, the pelican takes the lighter from Donald and re-lights the candle, causing Don to blow out the candle.
* Used by Baby Bugs in ''WesternAnimation/BabyLooneyTunes'' (in a direct reference to "Rabbit Fire").
-->'''Baby Daffy:''' Hmm ... I'd better remember that trick [[CallForward in case he tries it on me again someday]].
* ''WesternAnimation/LoonaticsUnleashed'' had the team's leader Ace Bunny (Bugs' 27th century descendant) use this trick twice.
** Ace first does it in the premiere episode "Loonatics on Ice" to trick Gunnar the Conqueror into saying he won't conquer their planet.
** He does it again in "It Came from Outer Space" when he tricks Melvin the Martian into holding onto an explosive he intended to use on Ace.
* This is done in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', when in a dream, Helga tricks Arnold into marrying her this way.
* Happens at the end of an episode of ''WesternAnimation/MummiesAlive!'' as an argument over who/what was more important in saving the day:
-->'''[[TheSmartGuy Rath]]:''' Brains!
-->'''[[TheBigGuy Armon]]:''' Brawn!
-->'''Rath:''' Brains!
-->'''Armon:''' Brawn!
-->'''Rath:''' Brawn!
-->'''Armon:''' Brains!
-->'''Rath:''' ''[folds his arms]'' Gotcha.
-->'''Armon:''' I meant brawn!
* A discussion between Tigger and Piglet on a ''Franchise/WinnieThePooh'' animated series went through one of these reversals on whether a story was taking place at dawn or midnight. (For some reason, it wound up on "Evening" after this reversal.)
-->'''Tigger:''' Say, it's the middle of broad daylight! Even a not-so-scary story has to happen at night, you know!\\
'''Piglet:''' Oh, but, this one happens in the daytime!\\
'''Tigger:''' Night!\\
'''Piglet:''' Day!\\
'''Tigger:''' Night!\\
'''Piglet:''' Day!\\
'''Tigger:''' Mornin'!\\
'''Piglet:''' Evening! ''[realizes what just happened]'' Oh, d-d-dear ...
* WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry episode "WesternAnimation/TheYankeeDoodleMouse" did it silently. It involved a lit firecracker being handed off. Tom and Jerry were both frantically shoving the firecracker to each other before ''[[RefugeInAudacity Jerry grabs the firecracker from Tom]]''. Then they start ''[[UpToEleven stealing the explosive from each other]]'' (instead of doing something sensible like [[TakeAThirdOption pinching out the fuse]]), with Tom (naturally) ending up with it.
** In another cartoon, Tom and Spike are fighting over who gets to stay and who has to leave. At one point Tom sadly packs up a BindleStick and heads to the door. He shakes (right) hands with Spike, then hands Spike the bindle and shakes (left) hands, taking Jerry in the process, before patting Spike on the shoulder and gently ushering him out the door. Spike is halfway out of the yard when he realizes what happened and [[MetaphoricMetamorphosis his head turns into a bum]].
** One of Gene Deitch's shorts has this done with a basement; every time Tom descends down the stairs to get to Jerry, Jerry turns off the light, forcing Tom to climb back up and switch it on. Eventually, Jerry merely makes a 'Click' noise, Tom shakes his fist at him, then climbs back up, switches the light off, tries to descend and promptly tumbles down the stairs.
** There's a variation of that in a Bugs Bunny cartoon: "The Wind-Blown Hare". Bugs is at the bottom of a staircase and the Big Bad Wolf is coming down to get him, and Bugs keeps turning off the light. What's different from the Tom and Jerry version is that there is an audible sound when the light gets turned on or off, so when Bugs invokes the trope, he simply ''says the word "Click"'', whereupon the Big Bad Wolf goes back up the stairs, turns off the light and falls down the stairs. This same gag is repeated in the "Rabbitron" module of the Looney Tunes collection for the After Dark screensaver, with Elmer Fudd instead of the Big Bad Wolf.
* Done in the ''WesternAnimation/ElTigreTheAdventuresOfMannyRivera'' episode "The Good, the Bad, and the Tigre":
-->'''White Pantera:''' This is your fault!
-->'''Puma Loco:''' Your fault!
-->'''White Pantera:''' Your fault!
-->'''Puma Loco:''' My fault!
-->'''White Pantera:''' My faul--''your fault!''
-->'''Puma Loco:''' HA! I tricked you.
* [[FunPersonified Pinkie]] [[NoFourthWall Pie]] does this in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "Putting Your Hoof Down", when haggling with a tomato vendor who made Fluttershy pay two bits instead of one for her produce. As usual, the vendor doesn't realize that she's inadvertently agreed to one bit per order until it's too late. She does it ''again'' when convincing Iron Will to wait a full day instead of half a day before trying to collect the fees for his assertiveness training from Fluttershy. Meanwhile, Fluttershy's attempt to do this on a cherry vendor [[EpicFail fails so badly]] that she almost paid more than what it was originally priced.
* The episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' "Jack's Back" has an unusual role-playing version of this trope. Hayley takes a job at Roger's bar to get her internship credit, but he refuses to sign her form, using his love of costumes and role-playing to scare her off. Hayley fights fire with fire, resulting in a sequence of rapid costume changes between Eastern European gangsters, a genius Amish boy, and [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext a time-travelling half bull/half human]]. Eventually Roger dresses as Hayley and tries to undo the whole thing by proclaiming it "just a figment of my drug-addled imagination"; Hayley responds by dressing as Roger and saying she still won't sign the form, which prompts Roger to forge '''his own signature''' on the paper. Hayley takes the form, says "Pleasure doing business with you," and walks away grinning.
-->'''Roger:''' ... What just happened? Did I win?
* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012'' had Blythe and Youngmee fighting over the same boyfriend, Josh Sharp, in a tug of war, girl style, with Roger breaking up the fight.
-->'''Blythe:''' He's mine.
-->'''Youngmee:''' No, he's mine.
-->'''Blythe:''' No, he's mine.
-->'''Youngmee:''' No, he's mine.
-->'''Blythe:''' No, he's mine.
-->'''Youngmee:''' No, he's mine.
-->'''Blythe:''' No, he's mine.
-->'''Youngmee:''' No, he's mine.
-->'''Blythe:''' No, he's mine.
-->'''Roger:''' ... What just happened? GIRLS, STOP FIGHTING!
* Short version done in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', to UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein of all people, who won't buy any of the Warner kids' cookies.
-->'''Yakko:''' Fine, if you don't want any cookies then just leave.
-->'''Einstein:''' I'm not going to leave, this is my house.
-->'''Yakko:''' Alright then, ''you'' leave.
-->'''Einstein:''' [[HouseAmnesia Fine]]. ''[heads out the door]''
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'': While fighting Khyber, Rath remarks that it's "Khyber the Huntsman season", while Khyber retorts that it's "Appoplexian season." The back-and-forth continues even while they're fighting, but Khyber defeats Rath with a [[PressurePoint hephaestan neuro grip]].
* In one ''WesternAnimation/{{Aladdin}}'' episode, Genie fails at giving Rajah a bath, and Aladdin makes fun of him for being scared.
-->'''Aladdin:''' Come on, admit it. Your eyes were this big! You were scared.
-->'''Genie:''' Was not.
-->'''Aladdin:''' Were too.
-->'''Genie:''' Was not.
-->'''Aladdin:''' Were too.
-->'''Genie:''' Was not.
-->'''Aladdin:''' Was not.
-->'''Genie:''' Were too. [[ActorAllusion D'oh]]!
* In The ''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'' episode "A Thin Line Between Love and Ape", a fight involving a love potion ensues. One dose creates love, but a second dose causes hate, and so K.Rool and DK end up spraying Klump and Krusha, causing them to switch from love to hate for their boss. Near the end, DK just ''says'' "Psst" and K.Rool reflexively sprays Klump and Krusha...filling them with hate. Unfortunately, the sprayer's run out of potion, forcing K.Rool to flee from his enraged lackies.

[[folder:Real Life season]]
* The Harlem Globetrotters use this gag.
* Adorably used [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsBon3DTwIY here]] to get a child to walk. The boy wanted to go in the car and things turned into just "Yes!" "No!" "Yes!" "No!" When the father then said yes, they'd go in the car, the boy objected and they walked off happily.
* A version that uses this mentality, i.e. unthinking repetition, involves asking a question over and over again, then asking the opposite, so that the arguer unthinkingly supplies the previous answer, which now has an opposite connotation. For example: "Can I do this?" "No." "Can I do this?" "No." "Really?" "No." However, it tends not to fool them for long. [[TheGadfly It's still highly amusing.]]
* Creator/AlanMoore claims to have done this in promoting ''Comicbook/LostGirls'':
-->'''Moore:''' If weíd have come out and said, "Well, this is a work of art," they would have probably all said, "No it's not, it's pornography." So because we're saying, "This is pornography," they're saying, "No it's not, it's art," and people don't realise quite what they've said.
* Tends to happen in arguments ([[{{GIFT}} especially on the internet]]) where one or both sides aren't entirely sure what their ''own'' position is; they just know that the other guy's wrong. The point at issue takes second place to the reflexive contradiction, until you see someone shift their own argument 180 degrees without even noticing.
* Actually used as a necessary component of a [[http://www.nature.com/news/how-to-confuse-a-moral-compass-1.11447 real study]] on cognitive dissonance.
* Among Atheists who debate Creationists online, this is called "Daffy Ducking." Getting your debate opponent to "Daffy Duck" themselves is a mark of great skill and ability in online atheist circles.
* Can happen in Congress and legislatures occasionally. In one notorious instance, Republican senator Mitch [=McConnell=] managed to get caught filibustering his own bill after the Democrats agreed to his proposal.
->'''Daffy:''' '''DUCK SEASON FIRE!!'''
->''[[[AmusingInjuries Gets bill blown off, again]]]''
->'''Bugs:''' Heh, Daff never misses a cue.