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* Played for laughs in ''[[Film/TheNuttyProfessor1996 The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps]]'', where Sherman, whose mind is decaying rapidly and is just about to meet Denise's parents, assures himself that he won't make a fool of himself because Denise's parents are probably not rocket scientists. Turns out that's exactly what they are.

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* Played for laughs in ''[[Film/TheNuttyProfessor1996 The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps]]'', ''Film/NuttyProfessorIITheKlumps'', where Sherman, whose mind is decaying rapidly and is just about to meet Denise's parents, assures himself that he won't make a fool of himself because Denise's parents are probably not rocket scientists. Turns out that's exactly what they are.


* Played for laughs in ''[[Film/TheNuttyProfessor The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps]]'', where Sherman, whose mind is decaying rapidly and is just about to meet Denise's parents, assures himself that he won't make a fool of himself because Denise's parents are probably not rocket scientists. Turns out that's exactly what they are.

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* Played for laughs in ''[[Film/TheNuttyProfessor ''[[Film/TheNuttyProfessor1996 The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps]]'', where Sherman, whose mind is decaying rapidly and is just about to meet Denise's parents, assures himself that he won't make a fool of himself because Denise's parents are probably not rocket scientists. Turns out that's exactly what they are.


* Played for laughs in ''Film/TheNuttyProfessorIITheKlumps'', where Sherman, whose mind is decaying rapidly and is just about to meet Denise's parents, assures himself that he won't make a fool of himself because Denise's parents are probably not rocket scientists. Turns out that's exactly what they are.

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* Played for laughs in ''Film/TheNuttyProfessorIITheKlumps'', ''[[Film/TheNuttyProfessor The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps]]'', where Sherman, whose mind is decaying rapidly and is just about to meet Denise's parents, assures himself that he won't make a fool of himself because Denise's parents are probably not rocket scientists. Turns out that's exactly what they are.


* In ''Videogame/TheSims4'', the achievement for maximazing the Rocket Science skill is named "It's Not Brain Surgery".

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* In ''Videogame/TheSims4'', the achievement for maximazing maximizing the Rocket Science skill is named "It's Not Brain Surgery".



* Dr. Ben Carson, a successful brain surgeon, had two unsuccessful attempts to seek the nomination for President of the United States. While he was undoubtedly a skilled surgeon, his lack of charisma and general lack of popularity showed that skill at one job doesn't necessary translate to the other.

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* Dr. Ben Carson, a successful brain surgeon, had two unsuccessful attempts to seek the nomination for President of the United States. While he was undoubtedly a skilled surgeon, his lack of charisma and general lack of popularity popularity, along with [[OpenMouthInsertFoot various verbal gaffes]] and [[TheFundamentalist bizarre religious opinions]] showed that skill at one job doesn't necessary translate to the other.


* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', the titular character is the daughter of a rocket scientist (her father) and a board-certified neurosurgeon (her mother). In one episode, where her parents come up with the idea of [[BurgerFool a summer job at a fast food place]] to ease her money issues she remarks:

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* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', the titular character is the daughter of a rocket scientist (her father) and a board-certified neurosurgeon (her mother). In one episode, where her parents come up with the idea of [[BurgerFool a summer job at a fast food place]] to ease her money issues issues, she remarks:



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* ''Series/HermansHead''. When Herman and Jay appear on a TV dating show, [[WithFriendsLikeThese Jay]] enters Herman as "unemployed" because he says it makes him more realistic, but enters himself as a "racing car driver and brain surgeon".


-->'''Cyborg:''' Come on, this isn't rocket science. ''*{{beat}} as Beast Boy glares and he realizes what he just said*'' Okay, it ''is'' rocket science, but it's not that hard!\\\

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-->'''Cyborg:''' Come on, this isn't rocket science. ''*{{beat}} as Beast Boy glares and he realizes what he just said*'' Okay, it ''is'' rocket science, but it's not that hard!\\\hard!\\


* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': A dismembered Cyborg loses his temper over Beast Boy's inability to follow his instructions to rebuild their rocket: "Come on, this isn't rocket science...okay, it ''is'' rocket science, but it's not that hard!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': A dismembered Cyborg loses his temper over Beast Boy's inability to follow his instructions to rebuild their rocket: "Come rocket:
-->'''Cyborg:''' Come
on, this isn't rocket science...okay, science. ''*{{beat}} as Beast Boy glares and he realizes what he just said*'' Okay, it ''is'' rocket science, but it's not that hard!"hard!\\\
'''Beast Boy:''' Well, maybe if you actually told me what to do instead of using techno lingo...


* In a ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'' Bucky the cat tries to make a trap for their neighbor's ferret. This trap required blueprints on several sheets of paper. Bucky claims this is not rocket science. Rob claims that figure six cares to say it is.

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* In a ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy'' Bucky the cat tries to make a trap for their neighbor's ferret. This trap required blueprints on several sheets of paper. Bucky claims this is not rocket science. Rob claims that figure six cares dares one to say it is.otherwise.


** According to a later episode's IQ test, Kel is also apparently categorized as a genius.

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** According to a later episode's IQ test, [[GeniusDitz Kel is also apparently categorized as a genius.genius]].


* Played for laughs in the second ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'' movie, where Sherman, whose mind is decaying rapidly and is just about to meet Denise's parents, assures himself that he won't make a fool of himself because Denise's parents are probably not rocket scientists. Turns out that's exactly what they are.

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* Played for laughs in the second ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor'' movie, ''Film/TheNuttyProfessorIITheKlumps'', where Sherman, whose mind is decaying rapidly and is just about to meet Denise's parents, assures himself that he won't make a fool of himself because Denise's parents are probably not rocket scientists. Turns out that's exactly what they are.


* In ''Videgoame/TheSims4'', the achievement for maximazing the Rocket Science skill is named "It's Not Brain Surgery".

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* In ''Videgoame/TheSims4'', ''Videogame/TheSims4'', the achievement for maximazing the Rocket Science skill is named "It's Not Brain Surgery".



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* In ''Videgoame/TheSims4'', the achievement for maximazing the Rocket Science skill is named "It's Not Brain Surgery".


* ''Series/GoldRush'': One eighth season episode has Parker's mechanic mention this trope by name while repairing a loose battery connection on a water pump.

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* ''Series/GoldRush'': One eighth season episode has Parker's mechanic mention this trope by name while repairing a loose battery connection on a water pump.





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\n* ''Series/GoldRush'': One eighth season episode has Parker's mechanic mention this trope by name while repairing a loose battery connection on a water pump.



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* ''Series/GoldRush'': One eighth season episode has Parker's mechanic mention this trope by name while repairing a loose battery connection on a water pump.

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