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* ''The Procrastinator'', a 1952 Centron classroom educational film, is the story of chronic procrastinator Jean Nelson, who volunteers to plan a school dance despite the objections of one boy who insists Jean can't be trusted not to procrastinate and ruin everything. He's right, as Jean is good at planning a party, but not so good at following up on what needs to be done: she doesn't assign the bringing of refreshments until the day before the party (forcing some of the kids' mothers to stay home from work in order to prepare the food), and she doesn't buy the crepe paper she needs until the day ''of'' the party, arriving late to boot and with not nearly enough crepe paper. The film ends with the dance ruined, Jean's classmates angry, and Jean herself the recipient of a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Reason You Suck Speech]] from the classmate who had objected to her being the chairman for the dance.

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* ''The Procrastinator'', a 1952 Centron classroom educational film, is the story of chronic procrastinator Jean Nelson, who volunteers to plan a school dance despite the objections of one boy who insists Jean can't be trusted not to procrastinate and ruin everything. He's right, as Jean is dance. She's good at planning a party, but not so good at following up on what needs to be done: she almost fails to reserve the gymnasium in time, she doesn't assign the bringing of refreshments until the day before the party (forcing some of the kids' mothers to stay home from work in order to prepare the food), and she doesn't buy the crepe paper she needs until the day ''of'' the party, arriving late to boot and with not nearly enough crepe paper. The film ends with the dance ruined, Jean's classmates angry, ruined and Jean herself the recipient of a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Reason You Suck Speech]] from the classmate who had objected to her being the chairman for the dance.
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* ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'':
** "Isaac the Procrastinator": Isaac is a bright student, except for one thing - he always procrastinates. He now has three projects he's put off all needing his attention - a history paper, a geometry project, and an art assignment for the local newspaper - and his friends have just about had enough. Mr. Whittaker diagnoses Isaac with "chronic procrastinitis" and tells him there's only one cure: to buckle down and get to work.
** "A Test for Robyn": Robyn puts off studying for a major history test - so much that she can't even answer simple questions about the material in class - and is forced to cram the night before. On the day of the test, she's confident at first but goes blank during the test and resorts to cheating. Afterward, she tearfully confesses and is allowed to retake the test because of her honesty, and resolves to study for tests way in advance from now on.


* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Quite common with Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Quite common with Charlie Brown Brown, Sally ("Some of my best reports have been written before breakfast!"), and Peppermint Patty.


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* ''The Procrastinator'', a 1952 Centron classroom educational film, is the story of chronic procrastinator Jean Nelson, who volunteers to plan a school dance despite the objections of one boy who insists Jean can't be trusted not to procrastinate and ruin everything. He's right, as Jean is good at planning a party, but not so good at following up on what needs to be done: she doesn't assign the bringing of refreshments until the day before the party (forcing some of the kids' mothers to stay home from work in order to prepare the food), and she doesn't buy the crepe paper she needs until the day ''of'' the party, arriving late to boot and with not nearly enough crepe paper. The film ends with the dance ruined, Jean's classmates angry, and Jean herself the recipient of a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Reason You Suck Speech]] from the classmate who had objected to her being the chairman for the dance.

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* ADHD comes with executive dysfunction which can cause people with the condition to put off tasks, even tasks they enjoy and have no reason not to actively just do, and often times simply forget to do it. However, it's not always quite the same as active procrastination, as the issue isn't that the sufferer actively puts off the task (though they may or may not also do that) but rather that they simply can't get themselves started on the task no matter how much they try. Still, to an outsider it can look like this.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': [[TheHero Ash Ketchum]] incessantly procrastinates on his training in the episodes leading up to the Indigo League and relies on dumb luck and his friends' advice to get through his early matches. Fortunately, losing before the quarterfinals leads to some much-needed CharacterDevelopment, resulting in a more mature Ash who starts taking his Pokémon training more seriously.

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* Creator/MarkTwain: "Never put off until tomorrow what you can put off until the day after tomorrow."


* And another "I never finish anyth".


* Billy from ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' may be the reigning champ. In one episode, his class was supposed to write a book report. The next day, when the assignment is due, Billy is revealed to be the only one who didn't work on it. Grim decides to help him out by sending him into the future when he does finally finish it, so he can take it back and turn it in. We end up seeing that Billy is an old man by the time he's done. It ends up not mattering as the young Billy, instead of taking it back, [[WhatAnIdiot deliberately destroys it.]]

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* Billy from ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' may be the reigning champ. In one episode, his class was supposed to write a book report. The next day, when the assignment is due, Billy is revealed to be the only one who didn't work on it. Grim decides to help him out by sending him into the future when he does finally finish it, so he can take it back and turn it in. We end up seeing that Billy is an old man by the time he's done. It ends up not mattering as the young Billy, instead of taking it back, [[WhatAnIdiot deliberately destroys it.it because he thinks it's funny.]]


* The reason why the eponymous ''VideoGame/{{Violet}}'' threatens to leave the player character.

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* The reason why the eponymous ''VideoGame/{{Violet}}'' VideoGame/{{Violet}} threatens to leave the player character.


* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' episode, "[[Recap/TheLoudHouseS3E3SelfieImprovementNoPlaceLikeHomeschool No Place Like Homeschool]]", Lincoln and eight of his sisters ask to be homeschooled because they are jealous that Lola gets to be homeschooled during her pageant season. However, they soon find out that they have tests they need to study for if they want to stay homeschooled. Despite multiple warnings not to goof off from Lola, that's exactly what they do instead of studying for their tests, resulting in Lola having to help them at the last minute.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' episode, "[[Recap/TheLoudHouseS3E3SelfieImprovementNoPlaceLikeHomeschool "[[Recap/TheLoudHouseS3E4SelfieImprovementNoPlaceLikeHomeschool No Place Like Homeschool]]", Lincoln and eight of his sisters ask to be homeschooled because they are jealous that Lola gets to be homeschooled during her pageant season. However, they soon find out that they have tests they need to study for if they want to stay homeschooled. Despite multiple warnings not to goof off from Lola, that's exactly what they do instead of studying for their tests, resulting in Lola having to help them at the last minute.


* ''Manga/LuckyStar'': Konata and Tsukasa dedicate entire episodes to this. Konata is a better example of this though -- her last-minute studying can be so effective that it puts her in the BrilliantButLazy category.


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* Chiaki of ''Manga/LaidBackCamp'' often puts off studying for tests; Aoi recounts that this is something she's done all the time with her.
* ''Manga/LuckyStar'': Konata and Tsukasa dedicate entire episodes to this. Konata is a better example of this though -- her last-minute studying can be so effective that it puts her in the BrilliantButLazy category.

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** Inverted when Ned Flanders begins preparing his taxes ''after midnight on New Year's Day''. Played straight with everyone else in Springfield, who only start filing their taxes at the last minute before deadline, and the reason Homer's whole dilemma occurs is because he was the one who waited the most out of the whole city (rushingly bundling all of his badly-filled forms into a bundle shaped like a football (which made it roll into the audit bin at the IRS) and actually having to toss it into the outgoing mail pile through the closing office's doors).

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* Billy from ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' may be the reigning champ. In one episode, his class was supposed to write a book report. The next day, when the assignment is due, Billy is revealed to be the only one who didn't work on it. Grim decides to help him out by sending him into the future when he does finally finish it, so he can take it back and turn it in. We end up seeing that Billy is an old man by the time he's done. It ends up not mattering as the young Billy, instead of taking it back, [[WhatAnIdiot deliberately destroys it.]]


* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has Genli. While her younger sister Kheel is trying to get her and their three other sisters to go to music practice, Genli is insistent that she get to eat some salmon meuniere first, not because she's particularly hungry, but because she's using it as an excuse to go to music practice. She's even secretly glad that [[AnimalMecha Divine Beast Vah Medoh]] was threatening Rito Village recently because she can use it as an excuse to not go to music practice.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has Genli. While her younger sister Kheel is trying to get her and their three other sisters to go to music practice, Genli is insistent that she get to eat some salmon meuniere first, not because she's particularly hungry, but because she's using it as an excuse to go to skip music practice. She's even secretly glad that [[AnimalMecha Divine Beast Vah Medoh]] was threatening Rito Village recently because she can use it as an excuse to not go to music practice.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has Genli. While her younger sister Kheel is trying to get her and their three other sisters to go to music practice, Genli is insistent that she get to eat some salmon meuniere first, not because she's particularly hungry, but because she's using it as an excuse to go to music practice. She's even secretly glad that [[AnimalMecha Divine Beast Vah Medoh]] was threatening Rito Village recently because she can use it as an excuse to not go to music practice.


* In several stories of Creator/EphraimKishon, several artisans: one plumber, one painter and the most {{egregious}} example would be a carpenter who once promised to make him a table in a few weeks, and delivered after years.

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* In several stories of Creator/EphraimKishon, several artisans: one plumber, one painter and the most {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} example would be a carpenter who once promised to make him a table in a few weeks, and delivered after years.

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