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* Invoked on ''Series/TrueBlood''. The first time Jessica Hamby sneaks out to go to a friend's party is the night she gets abducted and turned into a vampire. However, being turned into a vampire is arguably the best thing that ever happened to her and gives her the nerve to stand up to her {{abusive|Parents}} religious zealot of a father and defend her mother and little sister.

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* Invoked on ''Series/TrueBlood''. The first time Jessica Hamby sneaks out to go to a friend's party is the night she gets abducted and turned into a vampire. However, being turned into a vampire by Bill Compton is arguably the best thing that ever happened to her and gives her the nerve to stand up to her {{abusive|Parents}} religious zealot of a father and defend her mother and little sister.


* [[http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gmCOkLLnwBYt4k6gedzLVoXDWaoAD9ERO9H00 One 12 year old girl ]] from UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity is certainly feeling this trope's full effects after being arrested and even put in handcuffs, after ''doodling on her desk'' in washable ink. Graffiti ''must'' be a high priority crime in NYC. [[SarcasmMode Way to win]] public support, get them while they're young offenders eh?

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* [[http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gmCOkLLnwBYt4k6gedzLVoXDWaoAD9ERO9H00 One 12 year old girl ]] from UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity is certainly feeling this trope's full effects after being arrested and even put in handcuffs, after ''doodling on her desk'' in washable ink. Graffiti ''must'' be a high priority crime in NYC. [[SarcasmMode Way to win]] public support, get them while they're young offenders eh?

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* UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode fulfilled this function as Hollywood's moral watchdog, with such stringent moral standards, namely: that crime could never be portrayed in a positive light, and if someone did an immoral deed, they had to be punished onscreen; the law had to be respected and upheld; detailed crimes that could set a bad example were taboo. This force was dominant in Hollywood until Supreme Court rulings in 1948, which ruled that block booking was an anti-competitive and monopolistic practice, and in Freedman v. Maryland (1965), the Supreme Court ruled that ratings boards could only approve a film and had no power to ban a film, with the MPAA Ratings Code superseding the outdated rigid moral system.


** When Apu starts to gloat after Marge's sentence that his store is now safe, we cut to Snake ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny towing the entire Kwik-E-Mart to Mexico]].''

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** When Apu starts to gloat after Marge's sentence that his store is now safe, we cut to Snake ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny ''[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments towing the entire Kwik-E-Mart to Mexico]].''



** Invoked in the episode "Sagwa's Good Deed". [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Sagwa gives away her portion of dinner to Fam and his family, who don't have anything to eat.]] But since she misses dinner because of it, Mama Miao [[KickTheDog is pissed at her]]. While she does forgive Sagwa when she learns, she still overreacted and makes sure Sagwa knows the importance of keeping a promise.

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** Invoked in the episode "Sagwa's Good Deed". [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Sagwa gives away her portion of dinner to Fam and his family, who don't have anything to eat.]] But since she misses dinner because of it, Mama Miao [[KickTheDog is pissed at her]]. While she does forgive Sagwa when she learns, she still overreacted and makes sure Sagwa knows the importance of keeping a promise.



* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has [[JerkassWoobie Ice King]], whose many, many PetTheDog moments can't save him from [[spoiler: his ArtifactOfDoom corrupting him back into a {{Yandere}} at every turn for the simple crime of being curious about a valuable antique and loving his wife]]. He then suffers as a ButtMonkey HarmlessVillain simply because he wants [[spoiler: to have a wife who loves him like his old one did]]. This is all by virtue of him being the antagonist, and therefore not allowed to be happy. There's even an episode where he [[StalkerWithoutACrush stalked Jake and Finn]] just to see what it meant to have ''fun''. When the episode ends, he falls asleep [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming in a hug with Finn and Jake]] saying "I'm...still...not...[[TearJerker happy]]..." This is PlayedForDrama and [[PlayedForLaughs For Laughs]] in equal measure, so it may qualify as a DeconstructedTrope, and it's clear he's meant to be sympathetic.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has [[JerkassWoobie Ice King]], whose many, many PetTheDog moments can't save him from [[spoiler: his ArtifactOfDoom corrupting him back into a {{Yandere}} at every turn for the simple crime of being curious about a valuable antique and loving his wife]]. He then suffers as a ButtMonkey HarmlessVillain simply because he wants [[spoiler: to have a wife who loves him like his old one did]]. This is all by virtue of him being the antagonist, and therefore not allowed to be happy. There's even an episode where he [[StalkerWithoutACrush stalked Jake and Finn]] just to see what it meant to have ''fun''. When the episode ends, he falls asleep [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments in a hug with Finn and Jake]] saying "I'm...still...not...[[TearJerker happy]]..." This is PlayedForDrama and [[PlayedForLaughs For Laughs]] in equal measure, so it may qualify as a DeconstructedTrope, and it's clear he's meant to be sympathetic.


* Mark Chesnutt's 1996 song "Wrong Place, Wrong Time," where a young man and his trouble-plagued brother-in-law go to a seedy biker bar -- hoping for a boys' night out, without knowledge of their wives (as they'd assuredly be in deep trouble if they were found to have gone out, much less merely rumored to have been out on the town) -- and wind up in jail after a major brawl breaks out. (The brother-in-law had gotten into a fight with the bouncer after he was caught dancing with his (the bouncer's) wife.) The judge sets bail and, with no money between them to come close to covering the cost, concede they have no choice but to tell their wives and admit they were out on a boys' night out. The tone of "What in the world are we gonna tell our wives" implies neither one of them were allowed to go out that evening, or else.

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* Mark Chesnutt's Music/MarkChesnutt's 1996 song "Wrong Place, Wrong Time," where a young man and his trouble-plagued brother-in-law go to a seedy biker bar -- hoping for a boys' night out, without knowledge of their wives (as they'd assuredly be in deep trouble if they were found to have gone out, much less merely rumored to have been out on the town) -- and wind up in jail after a major brawl breaks out. (The brother-in-law had gotten into a fight with the bouncer after he was caught dancing with his (the bouncer's) wife.) The judge sets bail and, with no money between them to come close to covering the cost, concede they have no choice but to tell their wives and admit they were out on a boys' night out. The tone of "What in the world are we gonna tell our wives" implies neither one of them were allowed to go out that evening, or else.


** It gets rather ridiculous in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''. In that game, killing one person will result in the cops speeding to your position immediately. Even if you killed that person ''with a silenced pistol in the middle of the desert''.

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** It gets rather ridiculous in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''. In that game, killing one person will result in the cops speeding to your position immediately. Even if you killed that person ''with a silenced pistol in the middle of the desert''. In fact the same happens if you're in the middle of a forest, no one around you, and you simply fire a single silenced pistol shot ''into the ground''.


-->'''Amy:'''' I break one rule in my whole life, and I end up in a rocket heading to the moon…..YES!!!!!

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-->'''Amy:'''' I break one rule in my whole life, and I end up in a rocket heading to the moon…..moon...YES!!!!!


* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has [[JerkAssWoobie Ice King]], whose many, many PetTheDog moments can't save him from [[spoiler: His ArtifactOfDoom corrupting him back into a YanDere at every turn for the simple crime of being curious about a valuable antique and loving his wife]]. He then suffers as a ButtMonkey HarmlessVillain simply because he wants [[spoiler: to have a wife who loves him like his old one did]]. This is all by virtue of him being the antagonist, and therefore not allowed to be happy. There's even an episode where he [[StalkerWithoutACrush stalked Jake and Finn]] just to see what it meant to have ''fun''. When the episode ends, he falls asleep [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming in a hug with Finn and Jake]] saying "I'm...still...not...[[TearJerker happy]]..." This is PlayedForDrama and [[PlayedForLaughs For Laughs]] in equal measure, so it may qualify as a DeconstructedTrope, and it's clear he's meant to be sympathetic.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has [[JerkAssWoobie [[JerkassWoobie Ice King]], whose many, many PetTheDog moments can't save him from [[spoiler: His his ArtifactOfDoom corrupting him back into a YanDere {{Yandere}} at every turn for the simple crime of being curious about a valuable antique and loving his wife]]. He then suffers as a ButtMonkey HarmlessVillain simply because he wants [[spoiler: to have a wife who loves him like his old one did]]. This is all by virtue of him being the antagonist, and therefore not allowed to be happy. There's even an episode where he [[StalkerWithoutACrush stalked Jake and Finn]] just to see what it meant to have ''fun''. When the episode ends, he falls asleep [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming in a hug with Finn and Jake]] saying "I'm...still...not...[[TearJerker happy]]..." This is PlayedForDrama and [[PlayedForLaughs For Laughs]] in equal measure, so it may qualify as a DeconstructedTrope, and it's clear he's meant to be sympathetic.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''' has a notorious episode that teaches that violence is never okay, but it's only wrong if Arthur does it, apparently. D.W. is never disciplined for stealing and breaking Arthur's model airplane, and their parents decide it's okay for Binky to hit Arthur, because it teaches Arthur that hitting people is wrong. [[BrokenAesop Somehow.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''' ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' has a notorious episode that teaches that violence is never okay, but it's only wrong if Arthur does it, apparently. D.W. is never disciplined for stealing and breaking Arthur's model airplane, and their parents decide it's okay for Binky to hit Arthur, because it teaches Arthur that hitting people is wrong. [[BrokenAesop Somehow.]]



-->'''Amy:'''' “I break one rule in my whole life, and I end up in a rocket heading to the moon…..YES!!!!!”

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-->'''Amy:'''' “I I break one rule in my whole life, and I end up in a rocket heading to the moon…..YES!!!!!”YES!!!!!


-->--''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''

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-->--''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
-->-- ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''



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** Speaking of which, the same early versions also played this trope to an unbelievable extent, even more than in Oblivion. Eight out of ten crimes would get an instant bounty on your head even when there were seemingly nobody around. And, in another example of GoodBadBug, it was later discovered that chickens, dogs, and even ''[[http://awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=012312 your own horse]]'' were being flagged by the game's engine as eligible witnesses!

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** Speaking of which, the same early versions also played this trope to an unbelievable extent, even more than in Oblivion. ''Oblivion''. Eight out of ten crimes would get an instant bounty on your head head, even when there were is seemingly nobody around. And, in another example of GoodBadBug, it was later discovered that chickens, dogs, and even ''[[http://awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=012312 your own horse]]'' were being flagged by the game's engine as eligible witnesses!


** Speaking of which, the same early versions also played this trope to an unbelievable extent, even more than on Oblivion. Eight out of ten crimes would get an instant bounty on your head even when there were seemingly nobody around. And, in another example of GoodBadBug, it was later discovered that chickens, dogs, and even ''[[http://awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=012312 your own horse]]'' were being flagged by the game's engine as eligible witnesses!

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** Speaking of which, the same early versions also played this trope to an unbelievable extent, even more than on in Oblivion. Eight out of ten crimes would get an instant bounty on your head even when there were seemingly nobody around. And, in another example of GoodBadBug, it was later discovered that chickens, dogs, and even ''[[http://awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=012312 your own horse]]'' were being flagged by the game's engine as eligible witnesses!


* Explicitly avoided by Creator/CoryDoctorow in his book ''Literature/LittleBrother'', as shown [[http://www.locusmag.com/Perspectives/2009/11/cory-doctorow-teen-sex.html here]].

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* Explicitly avoided by Creator/CoryDoctorow in his book ''Literature/LittleBrother'', as shown [[http://www.locusmag.com/Perspectives/2009/11/cory-doctorow-teen-sex.html here]].here.]]

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* ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'': In the 1962 episode "Lumpy's Car Trouble," Wally and Beaver might have gotten away with them causing damage to the family car (the exhaust was damaged when Lumpy took a "shortcut") and having it repaired behind their parents' backs ... except Ward learned from a co-worker that he had seen the boys push the car and (unwittingly) ratted them out. In addition to telling them, in essence that BigBrotherIsWatching, Ward asks the boys about what happened and the boys, knowing he's on to them, are forced to confess. This page's trope and the Big Brother Is Watching tropes combine to remind the boys they will always have to be on their best behavior, because someone might be watching.


** The MadeForTVMovie ''Schools Out'' had a particularly {{egregious}} example, where [[{{Unwinnable}} if you don't have sex with your boyfriend, he'll cheat on you, and if you do, he already has]].

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** The MadeForTVMovie ''Schools Out'' had a particularly {{egregious}} {{JustForFun/egregious}} example, where [[{{Unwinnable}} if you don't have sex with your boyfriend, he'll cheat on you, and if you do, he already has]].

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