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* ''Fanfic/{{Restraint}}'': Azula mentions that the one time she skipped school her Fire Lord father sent an army after her.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'' episode "Hookie 101" has Robot Jones talked into joining his friends Mitch, Cubey and Socks in playing hooky. Socks worries throughout the episode that they'll get caught. While Principal Madman does end up catching them, he gets beaten up by Robot's father Dad Unit and arrested before he can do anything to punish the boys for skipping school.

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* In ''ComicBook/TheThirdKryptonian'', Franchise/{{Superman}} catches his foster son [[ComicBook/LastSon Chris Kent]] skipping school. When confronted, Chris excuses himself by telling everybody was mocking him due to his inability to fit in with human kids.


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* Charlie and Fulton do this in the third installment of ''Film/TheMightyDucks'' and go to an amusement park. A worker there knows what they're doing, but promises to keep quiet as he did the same thing.
* In ''Film/{{Wonder Woman|2017}}'', young Diana regularly flees from her tutor to see the Amazonian warriors training.



* In ''Film/{{Wonder Woman|2017}}'', young Diana regularly flees from her tutor to see the Amazonian warriors training.
* Charlie and Fulton do this in the third installment of ''Film/TheMightyDucks'' and go to an amusement park. A worker there knows what they're doing, but promises to keep quiet as he did the same thing.



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* A ''Series/KenanAndKel'' episode has the two skipping school in order to get out of having to sing a song in Spanish Class. They end up getting filmed on the news during a bank robbery and get found out.
* In one episode of ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', Zack talks Cody into playing hooky, and they go to the mall.

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* A ''Series/KenanAndKel'' ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' episode has the two skipping Drake convincing Josh to skip school in order to get out of so they can spy on their dad, who they suspect is having to sing a song in Spanish Class. They end up getting filmed on the news during a bank robbery and get found out.
* In one episode of ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', Zack talks Cody into playing hooky, and they go to the mall.
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* A ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' episode has Beaver and Larry skipping school; on the way to school, they had gotten distracted by some diggers, and one of their machines accidentally ran over their books and lunch boxes. In all the confusion, they had thought they were late for class (when they had been late twice before, and were given a warning about not arriving late again), and so Larry decides that they should skip school. When they go to the supermarket for some food samples, they accidentally end up on the set of a show being filmed there, which happens to be the same show Beaver's brother Wally is watching...
* A ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'' episode has Drake convincing Josh to skip school so they can spy on their dad, who they suspect is having an affair.



* A ''Series/KenanAndKel'' episode has the two skipping school in order to get out of having to sing a song in Spanish Class. They end up getting filmed on the news during a bank robbery and get found out.
* A ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' episode has Beaver and Larry skipping school; on the way to school, they had gotten distracted by some diggers, and one of their machines accidentally ran over their books and lunch boxes. In all the confusion, they had thought they were late for class (when they had been late twice before, and were given a warning about not arriving late again), and so Larry decides that they should skip school. When they go to the supermarket for some food samples, they accidentally end up on the set of a show being filmed there, which happens to be the same show Beaver's brother Wally is watching...
* In one episode of ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', Zack talks Cody into playing hooky, and they go to the mall.



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* [[PlayerCharacter Jimmy Hopkins]] can skip classes in ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' to do other other activities. If he does, prefects and teachers will attempt to capture him until normal class hours end. This is occasionally necessary, as some missions and sidequests are available only during school hours. If Jimmy completes all level of a class' minigames, he'll no longer have to attend that class and can move freely.

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* [[PlayerCharacter Jimmy Hopkins]] can skip classes {{Exaggerated|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' to do other other activities. If he does, prefects and teachers will attempt to capture him until normal class hours end. This is occasionally necessary, as some missions and sidequests are available only during ''Roleplay/DawnOfANewAgeOldportBlues'', where 30+ students end up skipping school hours. If Jimmy completes all level of a class' minigames, he'll no longer have to attend the day after the MassSuperEmpoweringEvent. It doesn't get noticed until the school is evacuated later that class and can move freely.day, due to a nearby shooting. A few of the students playing hooky start to panic at the realisation that their parents are probably worried sick about where they are.



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* [[PlayerCharacter Jimmy Hopkins]] can skip classes in ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'' to do other other activities. If he does, prefects and teachers will attempt to capture him until normal class hours end. This is occasionally necessary, as some missions and sidequests are available only during school hours. If Jimmy completes all level of a class' minigames, he'll no longer have to attend that class and can move freely.
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* In an ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' episode, Tommy, Phil, Lil, and Dil skip school to see Lil's favorite soccer player.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' in the episode "Double Dare." Arthur and his friends plan to skip school. Arthur eventually calls off the plan, but not all of his friends get the message.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'' episode "Skipping" has Sharon and her friends skipping school to attend a band audition.
* The ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' episode "Kindred Spirits" has Tucker and Sam skipping the rest of the school day to save Danny after he is kidnapped by Vlad Plasmius. When their teacher questions them about their actions, they play it off like this.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' has Timmy skipping school with Adam West ([[FountainOfYouth who has been turned into a kid]]) and are followed by Truant Officer Shallowgrave.



* In ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' in the episode "Johnny's Day Off" Johnny Test tries to skip school but is pursued by a cyborg truancy officer.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' has Jake convince Adam to play hooky. The twist is that they still go to school - they just don't attend any classes.



* In [[WesternAnimation/TexAveryMGMCartoons "The Screwy Truant"]], school has returned in session after summer vacation. Screwy Squirrel plays hooky and is pursued by a truant officer. Screwy tells the officer he's got a plenty good reason for not being in school, which he discloses at cartoon's end: he's got measles.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "The Boy Who Knew Too Much", Bart ditches school and gets pursued by [[NonGivingUpSchoolGuy Principal Skinner]], ending up at a party for Mayor Quimby's nephew, Freddy. When Bart witnesses some violent action that is blamed on Freddy, he agonizes on whether or not he should testify in court as a witness at the risk of confessing his truancy.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' has Timmy skipping school with Adam West ([[FountainOfYouth who has been turned into a kid]]) and are followed by Truant Officer Shallowgrave.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "The Boy Who Knew Too Much", Bart ditches school and gets pursued by [[NonGivingUpSchoolGuy Principal Skinner]], ending up at a party for Mayor Quimby's nephew, Freddy. When Bart witnesses some violent action that is blamed on Freddy, he agonizes on whether or not he should testify in court as a witness at the risk of confessing his truancy.
* In an ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' episode, Tommy, Phil, Lil, and Dil skip school to see Lil's favorite soccer player.
* The ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' episode "Kindred Spirits" has Tucker and Sam skipping the rest of the school day to save Danny after he is kidnapped by Vlad Plasmius. When their teacher questions them about their actions, they play it off like this.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' in the episode "Double Dare." Arthur and his friends plan to skip school. Arthur eventually calls off the plan, but not all of his friends get the message.
* In ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' in the episode "Johnny's Day Off" Johnny Test tries to skip school but is pursued by a cyborg truancy officer.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyGymPartnersAMonkey'' has Jake convince Adam to play hooky. The twist is that they still go to school - they just don't attend any classes.
* In the WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck short "WesternAnimation/TruantOfficerDonald'', Donald tries to catch his nephews and bring them back to school. When he finally does, he finds out that it's summer vacation.



* In "The Screwy Truant," school has returned in session after summer vacation. Screwy Squirrel plays hooky and is pursued by a truant officer. Screwy tells the officer he's got a plenty good reason for not being in school, which he discloses at cartoon's end: he's got measles.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'' episode "Skipping" has Sharon and her friends skipping school to attend a band audition.

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* In "The Screwy Truant," school has returned in session after the WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck short ''WesternAnimation/TruantOfficerDonald'', Donald tries to catch his nephews and bring them back to school. When he finally does, he finds out that it's summer vacation. Screwy Squirrel plays hooky and is pursued by a truant officer. Screwy tells the officer he's got a plenty good reason for not being in school, which he discloses at cartoon's end: he's got measles.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'' episode "Skipping" has Sharon and her friends skipping school to attend a band audition.
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Braceface}}'' episode "Skipping" has Sharon and her friends skipping school to attend a band audition.

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* ''ComicBook/SensationComicsFeaturingWonderWoman'': In "Wonder World" Techne and Epistime go to try and get Diana to come down for dinner after she skipped all her lessons that day, as they're under the impression the princess has been skulking in her room after being denied permission to go to the mainland. Diana actually snuck out and swam there.

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* In "The Screwy Truant," school has returned in session after summer vacation. Screwy Squirrel plays hooky and is pursued by a truant officer. Screwy tells the officer he's got a plenty good reason for not being in school, which he discloses at cartoon's end: he's got measles.


* In the WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck short ''Truant Officer Donald'', Donald tries to catch his nephews and bring them back to school. When he finally does, he finds out that it's summer vacation.

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* In the WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck short ''Truant Officer Donald'', "WesternAnimation/TruantOfficerDonald'', Donald tries to catch his nephews and bring them back to school. When he finally does, he finds out that it's summer vacation.


* ''WesternAnimation/FullHouse'': In "D.J. Tanner's Day off", D.J. skips school to go to the mall and get a celebrity's autograph. However she didn't expect her father and uncle to be there as well (as they wanted to surprise her with the autograph when she got home).

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* ''WesternAnimation/FullHouse'': ''Series/FullHouse'': In "D.J. Tanner's Day off", D.J. skips school to go to the mall and get a celebrity's autograph. However she didn't expect her father and uncle to be there as well (as they wanted to surprise her with the autograph when she got home).


* In ''WesternAnimation/StretchArmstrongAndTheFlexFighters'', Riya admits to Jake that she constantly skips Leadership Class, and no one noticed because her MissionControl created a holographic Riya to attend in her place.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StretchArmstrongAndTheFlexFighters'', Riya admits to Jake that she constantly skips Leadership Class, and no one noticed because her MissionControl created a holographic Riya to attend in her place. Jake asks if she cuts the class to go on missions, but her nervous answer suggests that she also has less important reasons for doing so.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StretchArmstrongAndTheFlexFighters'', Riya admits to Jake that she constantly skips Leadership Class, and no one noticed because her MissionControl created a holographic Riya to attend in her place.

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* In ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin]]'' Tim Drake skips school often to do hero work, and at least twice to avoid questions about visible injuries on his face and neck. He eventually has to drop out altogether to help try to keep Gotham together in the chaos following Franchise/{{Batman}}'s death.


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* Charlie and Fulton do this in the third installment of ''Film/TheMightyDucks'' and go to an amusement park. A worker there knows what they're doing, but promises to keep quiet as he did the same thing.

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* The second episode of ''Series/TheInbetweeners'' focuses on this. [[spoiler: In the end, Mr Gilbert doesn't care that they skipped school because sixth-formers, at the time, were under no legal obligation to attend school, but Simon and Will end up being sent to the headteacher for Simon's atrocious attempts at PlayingSick.]]


* Many kids in [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Duckburg]] ''used'' to be this in "Truant Officer Donald", before Donald took the job of truant officer and proved himself infallible. The same story has the nephews decide to try this just to prove themselves better than the mystery truant officer-and find out they're ''way'' out of their league, and not just because [[NoKillLikeOverkill he's using a radar to track kids]] (they had actually sabotaged it).

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* ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'': Many kids in [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Duckburg]] Duckburg ''used'' to be this in "Truant Officer Donald", before Donald took the job of truant officer and proved himself infallible. The same story has the nephews decide to try this just to prove themselves better than the mystery truant officer-and find out they're ''way'' out of their league, and not just because [[NoKillLikeOverkill he's using a radar to track kids]] (they had actually sabotaged it).


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* In ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' series ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInThe8thGrade'', Linda skipped school after two weeks of humiliations and bullying. She intended to find a way to return home but she was unable to.

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