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Although the person must ''want'' to do it, they still will, during a stage show or other non-threatening situation, follow instructions, even embarrassing ones. The key is for the hypnotist to encourage everyone to "play along" and have fun. As long as someone feels secure, they will "bark like a dog" or other actions. However, one should still make sure that they only allow themselves to be hypnotized by someone they can trust, or in the presence of someone they can trust (someone to knock the victim out of trance if the hypnotist tries anything funny). Hypnotist performers can tell who is more likely to follow instructions for certain things, which is why you may see people dismissed even if they appear to have fallen into a trance, or certain participants will be given more "extreme" things to do than others.

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Although the person must ''want'' to do it, they still will, during a stage show or other non-threatening situation, follow instructions, even embarrassing ones. The key is for the hypnotist to encourage everyone to "play along" and have fun. As long as someone feels secure, they will "bark like a dog" or do other actions. However, one should still make sure that they only allow themselves to be hypnotized by someone they can trust, or in the presence of someone they can trust (someone to knock the victim out of trance if the hypnotist tries anything funny). Hypnotist performers can tell who is more likely to follow instructions for certain things, which is why you may see people dismissed even if they appear to have fallen into a trance, or certain participants will be given more "extreme" things to do than others.

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* On the ''Series/TheBoldAndTheBeautiful'', a colleague of Taylor's (she's a psychiatrist) falls in love with her and without her consent or knowledge, begins using his hypnosis techniques on her. First, by making her repulsed by her husband's affectionate gestures, then by enticing her to respond to ''him''. (Which frankly borders on MindRape, though it mercifully never went as far as him seducing her).


* ''Series/MyHero'' combined this with TheFunInFuneral. One episode's A-plot has George Sunday (secretly the superhero Thermoman) being taken for dead as a result of his BizarreAlienBiology acting up, while the B-plot has Mrs. Raven, the closest thing to a TokenEvilTeammate on the show, taking up the kind of hypnosis program which features "You will quit smoking. Then you will start drinking. Then you will come to me with your drinking problem." When the minister is listing George's three traits, we get events such as [[SmallNameBigEgo Pierce]] clucking like a chicken and Stanley claiming to be SpiderMan. When "These are the things we will remember him for" comes around, we're treated to a rendition of the YMCA by these three; "ten", incidentally, is the chicken dance.

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* ''Series/MyHero'' combined this with TheFunInFuneral. One episode's A-plot has George Sunday (secretly the superhero Thermoman) being taken for dead as a result of his BizarreAlienBiology acting up, while the B-plot has Mrs. Raven, the closest thing to a TokenEvilTeammate on the show, taking up the kind of hypnosis program which features "You will quit smoking. Then you will start drinking. Then you will come to me with your drinking problem." When the minister is listing George's three traits, we get events such as [[SmallNameBigEgo Pierce]] clucking like a chicken and Stanley claiming to be SpiderMan.Franchise/SpiderMan. When "These are the things we will remember him for" comes around, we're treated to a rendition of the YMCA by these three; "ten", incidentally, is the chicken dance.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' featured a MonsterClown who hypnotized people into thinking they were circus performers--for example Daphne thought she was a unicyclist, while Shaggy thought he was a lion tamer. In each case the unaffected members of the gang had to get their friends out of dangerous situations before the clown broke the trance.


** When Ross dismisses hypnotism Rachel brings up the time a hypnotist in Atlantic City was able to make him drop his pants and play "Wipeout" on his on butt.

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** When Ross dismisses hypnotism Rachel brings up the time a hypnotist in Atlantic City was able to make him drop his pants and play "Wipeout" on his on own butt.

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** When Ross dismisses hypnotism Rachel brings up the time a hypnotist in Atlantic City was able to make him drop his pants and play "Wipeout" on his on butt.


* In GLOW, there was a woman called The Princess Of Darkness, who would hypnotize her opponents during matches, then have them beat ''themselves'' up. The hypnotized opponent would eventually snap out of it later in the match

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* In GLOW, Wrestling/{{GLOW}}, there was a woman called The Princess Of Darkness, who would hypnotize her opponents during matches, then have them beat ''themselves'' up. The hypnotized opponent would eventually snap out of it later in the matchmatch.
* Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}}'s Wrestling/TheOsirianPortal would hypnotize their opponents to get them to dance, with the opponents having no memory of what had happened once the hypnosis was broken.


->''"The hypnotizer! It mesmerizes unsuspecting victim to become helpless that must obey the first order or suggestion they hear!\\

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->''"The hypnotizer! It mesmerizes unsuspecting victim to become helpless puppet that must obey the first order or suggestion they hear!\\

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->''"The hypnotizer! It mesmerizes unsuspecting victim to become helpless that must obey the first order or suggestion they hear!\\
Is big fun at parties."''
-->-- '''Jumba Jookiba''' describing Experiment 383, ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries''


* In the non-canon ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' parody of ''Franchise/Pokemon'', "Grace-a-Monsters", [=HypnoGrace=] is first introduced having accidentally(?) hypnotised ''herself''. In the next strip, her trainer having failed to supervise her properly, she's got Justin clucking like a chicken.

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* In the non-canon ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' parody of ''Franchise/Pokemon'', ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', "Grace-a-Monsters", [=HypnoGrace=] is first introduced having accidentally(?) hypnotised ''herself''. In the next strip, her trainer having failed to supervise her properly, she's got Justin clucking like a chicken.


** Subverted when Belkar is hypnotized and told to murder his friends, take their magical items and bring them to the hypnotist: he refuses. The hypnotist realizes that people will not do anything against their nature, and commands Belkar to kill his friends, steal their magical items and ''keep them for himself''. ''While'' singing the entire score to ''Meet me in St. Louis''. [[HilarityEnsues Naturally, something ensues]]

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** Subverted when Belkar is hypnotized (well, ''[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons charm person]]'', but the rules are the same) and told to murder his friends, take their magical items and bring them to the hypnotist: he refuses. The hypnotist realizes that people will not do anything against their nature, and commands Belkar to kill his friends, steal their magical items and ''keep them for himself''. ''While'' singing the entire score to ''Meet me in St. Louis''. [[HilarityEnsues Naturally, something ensues]]


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* In the non-canon ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' parody of ''Franchise/Pokemon'', "Grace-a-Monsters", [=HypnoGrace=] is first introduced having accidentally(?) hypnotised ''herself''. In the next strip, her trainer having failed to supervise her properly, she's got Justin clucking like a chicken.

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* The ''Series/ThatsSoRaven'' episode "Wake Up Victor", has Cory and his friend Miles learn hypnosis techniques. When they try it out on Raven and Chelsea, they accidentally hypnotize Victor as well.


* This has been a fairly common plot on ''WesternAnimaton/{{Arthur}}''.

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* This has been a fairly common plot on ''WesternAnimaton/{{Arthur}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}''.


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** In "Buster's New Friend," Arthur has an ImagineSpot of Buster's supposed new friend Mike hypnotizing Buster with a pocket watch into never visiting or hanging out with Arthur again.
** In "Arthur's New Year's Eve," one way D.W. attempts to stay awake to ring in the new year at midnight is by hypnotizing ''herself'' with her alarm clock, chanting "I will not fall asleep." But it ends up making her more drowsy...

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* The ''Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation'' episode "Sewer Crash" had Silver use a computer to hypnotize Donatello into committing robberies for him whenever he heard the word "banana". Saying "banana" again undoes the trance.

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* ''Literature/{{Clue}}'': In book 1, chapter 11, Mrs. White is hypnotized so that when she hears the word "Candlestick", she'll follow any order she hears afterward, until she hears another trigger word. Unfortunately, the hypnotist forgot to specify that she should only fall into a trance when the ''hypnotist'' said it. As a result, the effect is unwittingly triggered twice, leading to her jumping into Boddy Pond in response to someone saying "Go jump in the lake", and later trying to drag Colonel Mustard out of his seat when she hears someone say "Please pass me the mustard".
* ''Literature/TheBerenstainBears'': In the chapter book ''The Berenstain Bears at the Teen Rock Café'', Ralph Ripoff offers to do a hypnotist's act as part of the opening of the titular café. While practicing with willing volunteers, he accidentally puts Lizzie Bruin into a trance as well, allowing her to remember events from earlier. These recovered memories allow the other cubs to, with the help of the police, take down a shoplifting ring that's been causing a lot of trouble at the mall.

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