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* During the Profumo scandal of 1962, prostitute Christine Keeler became immortalized in [[http://www.vam.ac.uk/__data/assets/image/0007/184273/2006al2240_christine_keeler_arno.jpg a photograph by Lewis Morley]], sitting naked in a chair, but seated backwards [[HandOrObjectUnderwear so that the backrest covered the naughty bits whilst making it very clear she was naked]].

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* During the Profumo scandal of 1962, prostitute Christine Keeler became immortalized in [[http://www.vam.ac.uk/__data/assets/image/0007/184273/2006al2240_christine_keeler_arno.jpg a photograph by Lewis Morley]], sitting naked in a chair, but seated backwards [[HandOrObjectUnderwear so that the backrest covered the naughty bits whilst making it very clear she was naked]].


A SisterTrope to RebelRelaxation, LeaningOnTheFurniture. Compare SlouchOfVillainy.

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A SisterTrope to RebelRelaxation, LeaningOnTheFurniture. Compare SlouchOfVillainy.
SlouchOfVillainy. See also HumanFurnitureIsAPainInTheTail for another reason a character might want to sit in a chair backwards.

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* ''Manga/HunterXHunter'': Killua is shown sitting like this in the 1999 anime, showcasing his rebellious personality.


* Attempted in ''Series/MyBrotherMyBrotherAndMe'': While the brothers talk about how to relate to teens, Justin proposes sitting backwards on chairs in order to look cool. [[EpicFail Since his chair is a wide office chair, he fails miserably and has to ask the crew to help pull him out of it.]]


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* Attempted in ''Podcast/MyBrotherMyBrotherAndMe'': While the brothers talk about how to relate to teens, Justin proposes sitting backwards on chairs in order to look cool. [[EpicFail Since his chair is a wide office chair, he fails miserably and has to ask the crew to help pull him out of it.]]


** In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' Riker is also known for doing this. Apparently it's easier on Creator/JonathanFrakes's bad back.

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** In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' Riker is also known for doing this. Apparently it's easier on Creator/JonathanFrakes's Creator/JonathanFrakes' bad back.

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** In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' Riker is also known for doing this. Apparently it's easier on Creator/JonathanFrakes's bad back.


* In ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', one of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's PSA announcements shows him sitting backwards is [[TotallyRadical a rather awkward attempt to look "relatable" to the high school audience]].

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* In ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', one of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's PSA announcements shows him sitting backwards is in [[TotallyRadical a rather awkward attempt to look "relatable" to the high school audience]].


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* Yang Lin from ''Film/TheCondemned1976'' is shown sitting backwards in a chair during an interrogation scene.


* In ''Cry Wolf'' in ''Series/Thunderbirds'', Alan sits backwards on a chair, while being praised for International Rescue's success in saving the boys.

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* In ''Cry Wolf'' in ''Series/Thunderbirds'', ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'', Alan sits backwards on a chair, while being praised for International Rescue's success in saving the boys.

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* In ''Cry Wolf'' in ''Series/Thunderbirds'', Alan sits backwards on a chair, while being praised for International Rescue's success in saving the boys.


* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' about sex ed, a visiting speaker who argues for chastity sits backwards as he tries to connect with his audience.
--> '''Student:''' He's sitting informally like us! Let's hear what he has to say.

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In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' about sex ed, a visiting speaker who argues for chastity sits backwards as he tries to connect with his audience.
--> '''Student:''' --->'''Student:''' He's sitting informally like us! Let's hear what he has to say.


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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' parodies this stock pose. Karkat sits backwards straddling a chair while discussing Terezi's recent self-esteem and relationship problems, until Terezi and Dave make fun of him for it and he quits in a huff.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' parodies this stock pose. [[https://www.homestuck.com/story/6018 Karkat sits backwards straddling a chair chair]] while discussing Terezi's recent self-esteem and relationship problems, until Terezi and Dave make fun of him for it and he quits in a huff.


* ''Series/ADifferentWorld'': This was Dwayne Wayne's only mode of seating for the first several seasons, as he went from dorky, lovestruck ensemble member to legitimate romantic and comedic lead in the later seasons.

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* ''Series/ADifferentWorld'': This was Dwayne Wayne's only mode of seating sitting for the first several seasons, as he went from dorky, lovestruck ensemble member to legitimate romantic and comedic lead in the later seasons.

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