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-->-- '''''Series/BurnNotice'''''
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** Harley Quinn getting a Ph.D in psychology did not help her diagnose her own growing obsessions with SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.

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** Harley Quinn getting a Ph.D in psychology did not help her diagnose her own growing obsessions with SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.ComicBook/TheJoker. Though how she got said Ph.D [[DependingOnTheWriter varies from writer to writer]]. In some versions, she slept with her professor to obtain it.



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* Mayor Lionheart in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' is ''very'' proud of himself for starting his "Mammal Forward" program that helps small prey animals like Judy reach their full potential but he treats his assistant mayor Bellweather (a small sheep) ''very'' poorly and it's implied he only hired her for publicity. (Bellweather herself notes she is a "glorified secretary")
* Mamá Imelda from ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'' would almost certainly [[DefiedTrope boot the face of]] whoever came up with the name of this trope.

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* Mayor Lionheart in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' In ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'', Jeremy Duncan's mother is ''very'' proud a child therapist, but much of himself for starting his "Mammal Forward" program that helps small prey animals the strip's humor revolves around her inability to get her teenage son to communicate with her. It's possible her specialty is preadolescent patients, as she tends to come off like Judy reach their a MisplacedKindergartenTeacher when trying to advise Jeremy.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'':
** Discussed when Peppermint Patty and Marcie debate about how the judges for a skating contest can be qualified if they themselves can't skate.
--->'''Marcie:''' The world is
full potential but he treats his assistant mayor Bellweather (a small sheep) ''very'' poorly of unmarried marriage counselors.
** There is also a week of strips of Sally trying to teach Sunday School,
and it's implied he only hired her for publicity. (Bellweather herself notes constantly getting interrupted by one boy who thinks ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'' [[CriticalResearchFailure is in the Bible]]. When she is a "glorified secretary")
* Mamá Imelda from ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'' would almost certainly [[DefiedTrope boot
gets home, Sally learns the face of]] whoever came up with boy is the name of minister's son.
* One ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip has Dilbert attending an economics class. The professor has already prepared a presentation explaining why he has to dress like a flood victim despite being an expert on money. The cartoonist, Scott Adams, has an economics degree;
this trope.may very well be TruthInTelevision.



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* Mayor Lionheart in ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' is ''very'' proud of himself for starting his "Mammal Forward" program that helps small prey animals like Judy reach their full potential but he treats his assistant mayor Bellweather (a small sheep) ''very'' poorly and it's implied he only hired her for publicity. (Bellweather herself notes she is a "glorified secretary".)
* Mamá Imelda from ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'' would almost certainly [[DefiedTrope boot the face of]] whoever came up with the name of this trope.
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-->'''Chris Sabian''': You know, I once talked a man out of blowing up the Sears Tower, but I can't talk my wife out of the bedroom or my kid off the phone.
-->'''Lisa Sabian:''' That's because nobody's standing behind you with a big gun!
-->'''Chris Sabian:''' That's debatable.

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-->'''Chris Sabian''': Sabian:''' You know, I once talked a man out of blowing up the Sears Tower, but I can't talk my wife out of the bedroom or my kid off the phone.
-->'''Lisa
phone.\\
'''Lisa
Sabian:''' That's because nobody's standing behind you with a big gun!
-->'''Chris
gun!\\
'''Chris
Sabian:''' That's debatable.



* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, it is often commented how the Weasley family have old and slightly threadbare clothing, due to them being somewhat poor. It is baffling, given the extent and complexity of the spells seen commonly used in this verse, that "tailoring" isn't simplicity itself. Arthur and Molly in particular are shown to be quite skilled at magic, though there are seven kids' worth of clothes to deal with (albeit two of them grown up and on their own by the beginning of the series). It's also hard to see why they can't magic up a bigger, better house.
** A minor case regarding Hermione. Her [[InvisibleParents parents]] are {{Muggle}} dentists, yet she grew up with buck teeth that were fixed only magically during her fourth year. Her parents can be forgiven for not wanting her to magically do it herself if they did tell her so, but it's a bit baffling why they never bothered to apply their professional skill on her via Muggle means.
*** Justified by the BritishTeeth trope. Cosmetic dental procedures are not popular in England, due to their perception as a sign of excess. Unless her teeth were sufficiently misaligned to risk damage, her parents may have elected to leave them as is rather than risk replacing one social stigma (large teeth) with another (rich girl teeth).
* Defied in Creator/LMMontgomery's ''[[Literature/AnneofGreenGables Anne's House of Dreams]]'': Gilbert, being a doctor, is very solicitous about Anne's health, explicitly wishing to refute the proverb "Cobblers' wives go barefoot and doctors' wives die young."

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In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, it is often commented how the Weasley family have old and slightly threadbare clothing, due to them being somewhat poor. It is baffling, given the extent and complexity of the spells seen commonly used in this verse, that "tailoring" isn't simplicity itself. Arthur and Molly in particular are shown to be quite skilled at magic, though there are seven kids' worth of clothes to deal with (albeit two of them grown up and on their own by the beginning of the series). It's also hard to see why they can't magic up a bigger, better house.
** A minor case regarding Hermione. Her [[InvisibleParents parents]] are {{Muggle}} dentists, yet she grew up with buck teeth that were fixed only magically during her fourth year. Her parents can be forgiven for not wanting her to magically do it herself if they did tell her so, but it's a bit baffling why they never bothered to apply their professional skill on her via Muggle means.
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means. Justified by the BritishTeeth trope. Cosmetic dental procedures are not popular in England, due to their perception as a sign of excess. Unless her teeth were sufficiently misaligned to risk damage, her parents may have elected to leave them as is rather than risk replacing one social stigma (large teeth) with another (rich girl teeth).
* ''Literature/AnneofGreenGables'':
**
Defied in Creator/LMMontgomery's ''[[Literature/AnneofGreenGables Anne's ''Anne's House of Dreams]]'': Dreams'': Gilbert, being a doctor, is very solicitous about Anne's health, explicitly wishing to refute the proverb "Cobblers' wives go barefoot and doctors' wives die young."



* ''Literature/TheBible''

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* ''Literature/TheBible'' Literature/TheBible:



-->''"Surely you will quote me this proverb, 'Physician, [[HealThyself cure yourself]],' and say, 'Do here in your native place the things that we heard were done in Capernaum.'"'' - Jesus, '''Literature/TheBible, Luke 4:23 (NAB)'''

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-->''"Surely --->''"Surely you will quote me this proverb, 'Physician, [[HealThyself cure yourself]],' and say, 'Do here in your native place the things that we heard were done in Capernaum.'"'' - -- Jesus, '''Literature/TheBible, Luke 4:23 (NAB)'''



* In one story about SherlockHolmes, he and Watson break into house of blackmailer Milverton, which goes horribly wrong. After that Holmes comments, that for all years where he looked for criminals based on small clues they left, he still didn't manage to cover ''his own tracks''.

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* In one story about SherlockHolmes, Literature/SherlockHolmes, he and Watson break into house of blackmailer Milverton, which goes horribly wrong. After that that, Holmes comments, comments that for all years where he looked for criminals based on small clues they left, he still didn't manage to cover ''his own tracks''.



--> '''Carol Jeanne:''' Who theraps the therapist?

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** Closer to the gist of the trope, Monk is capable of solving some of the toughest homicide cases, but is frustrated that he couldn't figure out who killed his wife.
*** The finale revealed that [[spoiler: Monk was unable to solve the murder due to a lack of evidence. And once he ''did'' solve the murder and get all the dangling threads of his life cleaned up, his OCD became less excruciating to bear.]]
* Emerson Cod, from ''Series/PushingDaisies'' is a very competent PrivateInvestigator, even when he doesn't have a certain pie maker helping him. He still isn't able to find his missing daughter, though.
** In the series finale, the Narrator reveals that Cod's daughter comes to him, and it is suggested that she found him after reading his pop-up book, "Lil' Gumshoe", which he wrote for that specific reason.

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** Closer to the gist of the trope, Monk is capable of solving some of the toughest homicide cases, but is frustrated that he couldn't figure out who killed his wife.
***
wife. The finale revealed that [[spoiler: Monk [[spoiler:Monk was unable to solve the murder due to a lack of evidence. And once he ''did'' solve the murder and get all the dangling threads of his life cleaned up, his OCD became less excruciating to bear.]]
* Emerson Cod, from ''Series/PushingDaisies'' is a very competent PrivateInvestigator, even when he doesn't have a certain pie maker helping him. He still isn't able to find his missing daughter, though.
**
though. In the series finale, the Narrator reveals that Cod's daughter comes to him, and it is suggested that she found him after reading his pop-up book, "Lil' Gumshoe", which he wrote for that specific reason.



-->'''Brigitte''': I think it's a disgrace you can't make any time for your children. It's like the story of the cobbler's children who had no food.\\
'''Ben''': No, it's the story of the cobbler's children who had no shoes.\\
'''Brigitte''': [[ComicallyMissingThePoint That makes no sense, their dad was a cobbler.]]\\
'''Ben''': Let me tell you the story of a dental assistant who had no job.

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-->'''Brigitte''': -->'''Brigitte:''' I think it's a disgrace you can't make any time for your children. It's like the story of the cobbler's children who had no food.\\
'''Ben''': '''Ben:''' No, it's the story of the cobbler's children who had no shoes.\\
'''Brigitte''': '''Brigitte:''' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint That makes no sense, their dad was a cobbler.]]\\
'''Ben''': '''Ben:''' Let me tell you the story of a dental assistant who had no job.



-->Could song be an alibi\\

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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'', Jeremy Duncan's mother is a child therapist, but much of the strip's humor revolves around her inability to get her teenage son to communicate with her. It's possible her specialty is preadolescent patients, as she tends to come off like a MisplacedKindergartenTeacher when trying to advise Jeremy.
* Discussed in ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} when Peppermint Patty and Marcie debate about how the judges for a skating contest can be qualified if they themselves can't skate.
--> '''Marcie:''' The world is full of unmarried marriage counselors.
** There was also a week of strips of Sally trying to teach Sunday School, and constantly getting interrupted by one boy who thought Literature/TheGreatGatsby [[CriticalResearchFailure was in the Bible]]. When she got home Sally learned the boy was the minister's son.
* One ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip had Dilbert attending an economics class. The professor has already prepared a presentation explaining why he has to dress like a flood victim despite being an expert on money. The cartoonist, Scott Adams, has an economics degree; this may very well be TruthInTelevision.

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[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* In ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'', Jeremy Duncan's mother is a child therapist, but much of the strip's humor revolves around her inability to get her teenage son to communicate with her. It's possible her specialty is preadolescent patients, as she tends to come off like a MisplacedKindergartenTeacher when trying to advise Jeremy.
* Discussed in ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} when Peppermint Patty and Marcie debate about how the judges for a skating contest can be qualified if they themselves can't skate.
--> '''Marcie:''' The world is full of unmarried marriage counselors.
** There
WWE, Isaac Yankem, D.D.S. was also a week of strips of Sally trying to teach Sunday School, and constantly getting interrupted by one boy who thought Literature/TheGreatGatsby [[CriticalResearchFailure was in the Bible]]. When she got home Sally learned the boy was the minister's son.
* One ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip had Dilbert attending an economics class. The professor has already prepared a presentation explaining why
Jerry Lawler's personal DepravedDentist; however, he has to dress like a flood victim despite being an expert on money. The cartoonist, Scott Adams, has an economics degree; this may didn't take very well be TruthInTelevision.good care of his own teeth.



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* In WWE, Isaac Yankem, D.D.S. was Jerry Lawler's personal DepravedDentist; however, he didn't take very good care of his own teeth.
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* Dr. Gardevoir of Webcomic/Level30Psychiatry can't figure out how to cure her own split personae.

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* Dr. Gardevoir of Webcomic/Level30Psychiatry ''Webcomic/Level30Psychiatry'' can't figure out how to cure her own split personae.



* [[http://yourkickstartersucks.tumblr.com/post/77356906588/oh-my-goodness-this-book-is-a-comprehensive This 'how to succeed at Kickstarter/crowdfunding' book]]. As per added hilarity, it failed miserably at reaching its funding goal and hence likely won't be made. Would have thought a Kickstarter 'expert' would have better luck at using the site!

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* [[http://yourkickstartersucks.tumblr.com/post/77356906588/oh-my-goodness-this-book-is-a-comprehensive This 'how "how to succeed at Kickstarter/crowdfunding' Kickstarter/crowdfunding" book]]. As per added hilarity, it failed miserably at reaching its funding goal and hence likely won't be made. Would have thought a Kickstarter 'expert' "expert" would have better luck at using the site!



* Historical example: Creator/JeanJacquesRousseau (1712-1778) wrote a lot of material on innovative ways of child-rearing and education, mostly centered around the concept of the child as an unspoiled creation of nature who should not be tainted by science and reason and civilized norms[[note]]This is the "civilized norms" of the 1700s mind you which are highly uncivilized for its time[[/note]], but allowed to develop naturally. Also, he had five children (with a woman he did not marry), all of whom were immediately after birth placed in an orphanage and never heard from again... which somewhat puts his knowledge on child-rearing into doubt, or most likely he saw himself as a bad father and poor civilizing influence on the kids, [[SelfDeprecation which he more or less admits in his]] ''Confessions''.

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* Historical example: Creator/JeanJacquesRousseau (1712-1778) wrote a lot of material on innovative ways of child-rearing and education, mostly centered around the concept of the child as an unspoiled creation of nature who should not be tainted by science and reason and civilized norms[[note]]This is the "civilized norms" of the 1700s mind you you, which are highly uncivilized for its time[[/note]], but allowed to develop naturally. Also, he had five children (with a woman he did not marry), all of whom were immediately after birth placed in an orphanage and never heard from again... which somewhat puts his knowledge on child-rearing into doubt, or most likely he saw himself as a bad father and poor civilizing influence on the kids, [[SelfDeprecation which he more or less admits in his]] ''Confessions''.



** Psychologists themselves. There is subversion (and justifications) of sort in the Indonesian which says, "There are two reasons someone become psychologist. People who have compassion to treat the madmen, and people who are madmen and want to be treated." So, basically people who have psychological issues can become psychologists in the hope of be analyzed and treated. The success, or not, is dependent on each individual.
* If you live with a handyman of any sort you know to expect anything that's not working right to stay that way for a long time. The main reason being that they are often busy fixing things for other people that pay them for their services and the house projects keep getting pushed farther back on their 'to do' list.

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** * Psychologists themselves. There is subversion (and justifications) of sort in the Indonesian which says, "There are two reasons someone become psychologist. People who have compassion to treat the madmen, and people who are madmen and want to be treated." So, basically people who have psychological issues can become psychologists in the hope of be analyzed and treated. The success, or not, is dependent on each individual.
* If you live with a handyman of any sort sort, you know to expect anything that's not working right to stay that way for a long time. The main reason being that they are often busy fixing things for other people that pay them for their services and the house projects keep getting pushed farther back on their 'to do' "to do" list.

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* ''Literature/NinaTanleven'': Referenced in ''The Ghost in the Big Brass Bed'' when Nine's father, who restores old buildings for a living, decides that after years of being too busy, it's time for him to restore their own house, starting by stripping the old (and ugly) wallpaper from their stairwell and replacing it.


* CanadianEqualsHockeyFan is a trope for a reason. However, as of this writing, no Canadian team has won the Stanley Cup since the 1992-93 season when the Montréal Canadiens won.

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* CanadianEqualsHockeyFan is a trope for a reason. However, as of this writing, no Canadian team has won the Stanley Cup since the 1992-93 season when the Montréal Canadiens won. That hasn't stopped Canada from dominating in ''Olympic'' ice hockey, however; the Canadian National Men's Hockey Team held the record for gold medals for over 50 years before being dethroned by the Soviet Union, and they still regularly make the top three at the Winter Olympics.

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* Dustin Tillman in Dan Chaon's ''Literature/IllWill'' is a hypnotist and therapist whose patients include people trying to break addictive habits. He misses his son Aaron's descent into heroin addiction.

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* Nove from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' acts as the coach for Team Nakajima (and later the Nakajima Gym), but she'll never be able to compete in tournaments herself because her cyborg upgrades give her an illegal advantage.

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* Jake Peralta in ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' is a brilliant detective but he tends to miss key facts about his coworkers. For example, he completely failed to realize that Holt was gay, even though it was public knowledge and Holt even had a framed newspaper article about it hanging in his office.

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* In season 6 of ''Series/{{Veep}}'', Amy is both fiancée and campaign manager to Buddy Calhoun, who is running for Governor of Nebraska. Buddy is put off by Amy's foul language and graphic sexual imagery in the workplace where he deems it inappropriate, but is disappointed that she's unable to conjure the same kind of language when he asks her to talk dirty during sex.

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* One of the contestants on a season of ''Series/TheBiggestLoser'' was a nutritionist.

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* In ''Series/{{Westworld}}'', Theresa asks Lee how he can be in charge of writing dialogue for the hosts when he's so shit at small talk.

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* Mamá Imelda from ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'' would almost certainly [[DefiedTrope boot the face of]] whoever came up with the name of this trope.

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*** Justified by the BritishTeeth trope. Cosmetic dental procedures are not popular in England, due to their perception as a sign of excess. Unless her teeth were sufficiently misaligned to risk damage, her parents may have elected to leave them as is rather than risk replacing one social stigma (large teeth) with another (rich girl teeth).

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* In ''TheJohnLarroquetteShow'', John gets a physical that reveals high cholesterol, but his doctor brushes it off as unimportant, insisting that "the whole cholesterol scare is a bunch of bull". This comforts John, until the next day when the doctor dies of a massive heart attack.


* In ''Film/RiseOfTheGuardians'', the Guardians have the ''opposite'' problem. They spend so much time protecting children, they're now too busy to actually ''spend time'' with them!
* ''The Wedding Planner'''s eponymous character has a lonely and awkward love life. On another level, she's always dreamed of having a quiet, simple wedding- nothing like the elaborate, chaotic galas she supplies for clients. [[FridgeBrilliance Of course, she knows firsthand how nerve-wracking the latter can be...]]

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* In ''Film/RiseOfTheGuardians'', ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians'', the Guardians have the ''opposite'' problem. They spend so much time protecting children, they're now too busy to actually ''spend time'' with them!
* ''The Wedding Planner'''s ''Film/TheWeddingPlanner'''s eponymous character has a lonely and awkward love life. On another level, she's always dreamed of having a quiet, simple wedding- nothing like the elaborate, chaotic galas she supplies for clients. [[FridgeBrilliance Of course, she knows firsthand how nerve-wracking the latter can be...]]

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** One political cartoon is of Wilson himself dragging a small boy in a sailor suit to a fancy gala and scolding him on his poor behavior while the boy tries his damnedest to refuse to comment on America's stance on the League of Nations.

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