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* ''Film/BagdadCafe'': Brenda is at first puzzled by and suspicious of Jasmin's need to improve her surroundings, to the point she's ''outraged'' to find her office ''clean and organized''.
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* In ''Webcomic/SkinDeep'', Ike Sanford's mother Lynn is toweringly racist and narcissistic, to the point of telling Ike that he should break up with Rhonda and find a more suitable girlfriend ''to the latter's face.'' Rhonda handles this by watching the argument in silence, then sending Lynn off with a cheery handshake and a comment about how nice it was to meet her and how sure she is that they will become fast friends... then waiting until she and Ike are out of earshot to [[http://www.skindeepcomic.com/archive/kill-them-with-kindness-11-poison/ start cackling about how much her friendliness had creeped Lynn out]].

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*In ''Webcomic/SkinDeep'', Ike Sanford's mother Lynn is toweringly racist and narcissistic, to the point of telling Ike that he should break up with Rhonda and find a more suitable girlfriend ''to the latter's face.'' Rhonda handles this by watching the argument in silence, then sending Lynn off with a cheery handshake and a comment about how nice it was to meet her and how sure she is that they will become fast friends... then waiting until she and Ike are out of earshot to [[http://www.skindeepcomic.com/archive/kill-them-with-kindness-11-poison/ start cackling about how much her friendliness had creeped Lynn out]].
-->'''Rhonda:''' I forced her to touch me. I could practically smell her revulsion.
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* The King and the Duke in Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn attempt to swindle a family out of their fortune by pretending to be relatives of the recently deceased Peter Wilks to gain the inheritance money. However, upon receiving the money, they proceed to donate it to Peter's daughters. Now having the family's complete trust, they trick the family once again by claiming to want to adopt the daughters and bring them back to England with them. The girls, trusting them, end up returning the money as a sign of good faith They then proceed to attempt to auction everything on the farm (including the property), because nobody would be living there with the girls in England. However, the King and Duke planed to duck out as soon as they got every last drop of money. The greed these two had caused [[spoiler:Huck Finn to stop them from selling everything, which nearly got him lynched.]]

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* The King and the Duke in Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn ''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'' attempt to swindle a family out of their fortune by pretending to be relatives of the recently deceased Peter Wilks to gain the inheritance money. However, upon receiving the money, they proceed to donate it to Peter's daughters. Now having the family's complete trust, they trick the family once again by claiming to want to adopt the daughters and bring them back to England with them. The girls, trusting them, end up returning the money as a sign of good faith They then proceed to attempt to auction everything on the farm (including the property), because nobody would be living there with the girls in England. However, the King and Duke planed to duck out as soon as they got every last drop of money. The greed these two had caused [[spoiler:Huck Finn to stop them from selling everything, which nearly got him lynched.]]


* The King and the Duke in {{Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn}} attempt to swindle a family out of their fortune by pretending to be relatives of the recently deceased Peter Wilks to gain the inheritance money. However, upon receiving the money, they proceed to donate it to Peter's daughters. Now having the family's complete trust, they trick the family once again by claiming to want to adopt the daughters and bring them back to England with them. The girls, trusting them, end up returning the money as a sign of good faith They then proceed to attempt to auction everything on the farm (including the property), because nobody would be living there with the girls in England. However, the King and Duke planed to duck out as soon as they got every last drop of money. The greed these two had caused [[spoiler:Huck Finn to stop them from selling everything, which nearly got him lynched.]]

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* The King and the Duke in {{Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn}} Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn attempt to swindle a family out of their fortune by pretending to be relatives of the recently deceased Peter Wilks to gain the inheritance money. However, upon receiving the money, they proceed to donate it to Peter's daughters. Now having the family's complete trust, they trick the family once again by claiming to want to adopt the daughters and bring them back to England with them. The girls, trusting them, end up returning the money as a sign of good faith They then proceed to attempt to auction everything on the farm (including the property), because nobody would be living there with the girls in England. However, the King and Duke planed to duck out as soon as they got every last drop of money. The greed these two had caused [[spoiler:Huck Finn to stop them from selling everything, which nearly got him lynched.]]


* The King and the Duke in {{Literature/TheAdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn}} attempt to swindle a family out of their fortune by pretending to be relatives of the recently deceased Peter Wilks to gain the inheritance money. However, upon receiving the money, they proceed to donate it to Peter's daughters. Now having the family's complete trust, they trick the family once again by claiming to want to adopt the daughters and bring them back to England with them. The girls, trusting them, end up returning the money as a sign of good faith They then proceed to attempt to auction everything on the farm (including the property), because nobody would be living there with the girls in England. However, the King and Duke planed to duck out as soon as they got every last drop of money. The greed these two had caused [[spoiler:Huck Finn to stop them from selling everything, which nearly got him lynched.]]

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* The King and the Duke in {{Literature/TheAdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn}} {{Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn}} attempt to swindle a family out of their fortune by pretending to be relatives of the recently deceased Peter Wilks to gain the inheritance money. However, upon receiving the money, they proceed to donate it to Peter's daughters. Now having the family's complete trust, they trick the family once again by claiming to want to adopt the daughters and bring them back to England with them. The girls, trusting them, end up returning the money as a sign of good faith They then proceed to attempt to auction everything on the farm (including the property), because nobody would be living there with the girls in England. However, the King and Duke planed to duck out as soon as they got every last drop of money. The greed these two had caused [[spoiler:Huck Finn to stop them from selling everything, which nearly got him lynched.]]


* The King and the Duke in {{The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn}} attempt to swindle a family out of their fortune by pretending to be relatives of the recently deceased Peter Wilks to gain the inheritance money. However, upon receiving the money, they proceed to donate it to Peter's daughters. Now having the family's complete trust, they trick the family once again by claiming to want to adopt the daughters and bring them back to England with them. The girls, trusting them, end up returning the money as a sign of good faith They then proceed to attempt to auction everything on the farm (including the property), because nobody would be living there with the girls in England. However, the King and Duke planed to duck out as soon as they got every last drop of money. The greed these two had caused [[spoiler:Huck Finn to stop them from selling everything, which nearly got him lynched.]]

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* The King and the Duke in {{The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn}} {{Literature/TheAdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn}} attempt to swindle a family out of their fortune by pretending to be relatives of the recently deceased Peter Wilks to gain the inheritance money. However, upon receiving the money, they proceed to donate it to Peter's daughters. Now having the family's complete trust, they trick the family once again by claiming to want to adopt the daughters and bring them back to England with them. The girls, trusting them, end up returning the money as a sign of good faith They then proceed to attempt to auction everything on the farm (including the property), because nobody would be living there with the girls in England. However, the King and Duke planed to duck out as soon as they got every last drop of money. The greed these two had caused [[spoiler:Huck Finn to stop them from selling everything, which nearly got him lynched.]]



* In Creator/LewisCarroll 's ''SylvieAndBruno'', the narrator first meets Bruno when Bruno is tearing up Sylvie's garden, because Sylvie wouldn't let Bruno go play without lessons first. The narrator convinces Bruno to instead help him weed the garden and plant violets. It ends with all three crying tears of happiness. (In the preface, Carroll says this was adapted from an earlier story.)

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* In Creator/LewisCarroll 's ''SylvieAndBruno'', ''Literature/SylvieAndBruno'', the narrator first meets Bruno when Bruno is tearing up Sylvie's garden, because Sylvie wouldn't let Bruno go play without lessons first. The narrator convinces Bruno to instead help him weed the garden and plant violets. It ends with all three crying tears of happiness. (In the preface, Carroll says this was adapted from an earlier story.)


* In CreatorLewisCarroll 's ''SylvieAndBruno'', the narrator first meets Bruno when Bruno is tearing up Sylvie's garden, because Sylvie wouldn't let Bruno go play without lessons first. The narrator convinces Bruno to instead help him weed the garden and plant violets. It ends with all three crying tears of happiness. (In the preface, Carroll says this was adapted from an earlier story.)

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* In CreatorLewisCarroll Creator/LewisCarroll 's ''SylvieAndBruno'', the narrator first meets Bruno when Bruno is tearing up Sylvie's garden, because Sylvie wouldn't let Bruno go play without lessons first. The narrator convinces Bruno to instead help him weed the garden and plant violets. It ends with all three crying tears of happiness. (In the preface, Carroll says this was adapted from an earlier story.)


* In LewisCarroll 's SylvieAndBruno, the narrator first meets Bruno when Bruno is tearing up Sylvie's garden, because Sylvie wouldn't let Bruno go play without lessons first. The narrator convinces Bruno to instead help him weed the garden and plant violets. It ends with all three crying tears of happiness. (In the preface, Carroll says this was adapted from an earlier story.)

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* In LewisCarroll CreatorLewisCarroll 's SylvieAndBruno, ''SylvieAndBruno'', the narrator first meets Bruno when Bruno is tearing up Sylvie's garden, because Sylvie wouldn't let Bruno go play without lessons first. The narrator convinces Bruno to instead help him weed the garden and plant violets. It ends with all three crying tears of happiness. (In the preface, Carroll says this was adapted from an earlier story.)


* In LewisCarroll 's SylvieAndBruno, the narrator first meets Bruno when Bruno is tearing up his older sister Sylvie's garden, because Sylvie wouldn't let Bruno go play without lessons first. The narrator convinces Bruno to instead weed the garden and plant violets. It ends with all three crying tears of happiness. (In the preface, Carroll says this was adapted from an earlier story.)

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* In LewisCarroll 's SylvieAndBruno, the narrator first meets Bruno when Bruno is tearing up his older sister Sylvie's garden, because Sylvie wouldn't let Bruno go play without lessons first. The narrator convinces Bruno to instead help him weed the garden and plant violets. It ends with all three crying tears of happiness. (In the preface, Carroll says this was adapted from an earlier story.)

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* In LewisCarroll 's SylvieAndBruno, the narrator first meets Bruno when Bruno is tearing up his older sister Sylvie's garden, because Sylvie wouldn't let Bruno go play without lessons first. The narrator convinces Bruno to instead weed the garden and plant violets. It ends with all three crying tears of happiness. (In the preface, Carroll says this was adapted from an earlier story.)


* A ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' story arc has the duo dealing with an infestation of man-eating plants called Pottsylvania Creepers. [[TheJuggernaut After every attempt to stop them fails]], Bullwinkle says "[[We've tried everything except being nice to them!]]" And sure enough, that turns out to be the answer. The Creepers are so used to people being understandably hostile to them that they don't know how to react to kindness, so they [[WeaksauceWeakness wither and die from it.]]

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* A ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' story arc has the duo dealing with an infestation of man-eating plants called Pottsylvania Creepers. [[TheJuggernaut After every attempt to stop them fails]], Bullwinkle says "[[We've "[[IWasJustJoking We've tried everything except being nice to them!]]" And sure enough, that turns out to be the answer. The Creepers are so used to people being understandably hostile to them that they don't know how to react to kindness, so they [[WeaksauceWeakness wither and die from it.]]


* A mild example in ''BandOfBrothers.'' When American and German forces wind up entrenched just a scant few hundred yards away from each other and forced to wait out the night, some German troopers are faintly heard singing in the distance. Cue an bemused American soldier wondering "Just ''what'' have they got to be singing about?"

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* A mild example in ''BandOfBrothers.''Series/BandOfBrothers.'' When American and German forces wind up entrenched just a scant few hundred yards away from each other and forced to wait out the night, some German troopers are faintly heard singing in the distance. Cue an bemused American soldier wondering "Just ''what'' have they got to be singing about?"



* A ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' story arc has the duo dealing with an infestation of man-eating plants called Pottsylvania Creepers. After every attempt to stop them fails, Bullwinkle says "We've tried everything except being nice to them!" And sure enough, that turns out to be the answer. The Creepers are so used to people being understandably hostile to them that they don't know how to react to kindness, so they [[WeaksauceWeakness wither and die from it.]]

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* A ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'' story arc has the duo dealing with an infestation of man-eating plants called Pottsylvania Creepers. [[TheJuggernaut After every attempt to stop them fails, fails]], Bullwinkle says "We've "[[We've tried everything except being nice to them!" them!]]" And sure enough, that turns out to be the answer. The Creepers are so used to people being understandably hostile to them that they don't know how to react to kindness, so they [[WeaksauceWeakness wither and die from it.]]

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* A technique suggested for customer service workers dealing with a rude/angry/belligerent client is to be unfailingly nice to them. Besides the fact that it's really hard to get fired for being nice to a customer, it's said that this will hopefully calm them down. Alternately, the customer is looking for a fight and isn't getting one, which will just make them even more angry, at which point they could slip up and do something that will get them kicked out. Either way, you'll get someone who will cool off, or you'll have fun watching them squirm.

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