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* ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'''s Maria holds therapy sessions for his RoguesGallery. One of the sessions is the fall-catch trust-builder, but it fails when the faller, El Oso, is MUCH bigger than the catcher, El Cucharone, and squashes him flat. ("Hey, I trusted you, man!)

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* ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'''s Maria holds therapy sessions for his RoguesGallery. One of the sessions is the fall-catch trust-builder, but it fails when the faller, El Oso, is MUCH bigger than the catcher, El Cucharone, and squashes him flat. ("Hey, I trusted you, man!)man!")
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Wishfart}}'', Dez tries the fall-catch trust-builder with Akiko. However, because Akiko is a ghost, Dez ends up falling straight through her.

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* Alluded to in ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', when Florence gathers a few trusted robots to share what she's learned about [[spoiler:Gardener in the Dark, a BrownNote for Jean's robot population]]. Because there's the possibility that humans might be harmed no matter what she does (and thus the robots' human-protection safeguards may threaten to kick in if she gives them the whole story), she asks permission to disable their motor controls before explaining things. Sawtooth Rivergrinder (a terraforming robot the size of a dump truck) remarks thusly:
-->'''Sawtooth:''' I would have liked to build trust on a simpler level first, but I suppose I can't exactly fall over backwards and ask you to catch me.


* In ''Film/WelcomeToTheJungle'', what was supposed to be a weekend retreat to a jungle island goes FromBadToWorse and eventually becomes a WholePlotReference to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheFlies'' of all things.

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* In ''Film/WelcomeToTheJungle'', what was supposed to be a weekend retreat to a jungle island goes FromBadToWorse and eventually becomes a WholePlotReference to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheFlies'' ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'' of all things.

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* In ''Film/WelcomeToTheJungle'', what was supposed to be a weekend retreat to a jungle island goes FromBadToWorse and eventually becomes a WholePlotReference to ''Literature/TheLordOfTheFlies'' of all things.



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[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with]] [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter building trust in a person who does not deserve it.]]



* Trust Building Exercises: The catcher will not catch the faller, either because they're distracted or just don't like the person. Alternatively, there's such a massive size difference that the (large) faller presents a ''danger'' to the (small) catcher.

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* Trust Building Exercises: The catcher will not catch the faller, either because they're distracted or just don't like the person. Alternatively, there's such a massive size difference that the (large) faller presents a ''danger'' to the (small) catcher. It can also result from the faller falling in the wrong direction, leaving the catcher unable to catch them in time.

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* In an episode of ''Series/HannahMontana'', Oliver is stressing during his and Miley's rehearsal of the school play. Miley assures Oliver that she won't let him fall on his face and suggests they do trust exercise again. However, she gets distracted by a sudden doorbell ringing and rushes to answer it making Oliver fall down.
-->'''Miley:''' [[ExactWords Technically, that wasn't your face.]]


* DCI Tom Barnaby's (predictable) contempt towards team building exercises is on display in the ''MidsomerMurders'' episode "Days of Misrule" when he is forced to go on one by the new chief superintendent. HilarityEnsues.

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* DCI Tom Barnaby's (predictable) contempt towards team building exercises is on display in the ''MidsomerMurders'' ''Series/MidsomerMurders'' episode "Days of Misrule" when he is forced to go on one by the new chief superintendent. HilarityEnsues.


* In the ''[[WebAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsDigitalSeries Equestria Girls]]'' webisode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsAFineLine A Fine Line]]", after boasting that "Time flies when you're with your best friends!", Sandalwood attempts a "trust fall" out of the blue. Except he obviously takes Microchips by surprise with this stunt, and fall flat on his bock offscreen.

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* In the ''[[WebAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsDigitalSeries Equestria Girls]]'' webisode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsAFineLine A Fine Line]]", after boasting that "Time flies when you're with your best friends!", Sandalwood attempts a "trust fall" out of the blue. Except he obviously takes Microchips by surprise with this stunt, and fall falls flat on his bock back offscreen.


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* The blunder in ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6717308/7/But_Who_IS_He But Who IS He?]]'' is that the workforce had to have training at all; once after ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' informed a woman that her husband was dead (most likely in his [[BrutalHonesty usual subtle manner]]), the police department was almost sued and had to undergo two days of sensitivity training, something which Lestrade looks back on with dread. John then [[FridgeHorror realizes in horror]] that the only thing worse than going through a sensitivity workshop would be going through it ''with Sherlock''.
* In [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3615438/8/Euphemisms this]] ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fanfic, Sai and Sakura are called upon to demonstrate a trust exercise to Academy students. Unfortunately, [[NoSocialSkills Sai]] has never done trust exercises before and thinks he's supposed to trust Sakura not to actually fall. [[HilarityEnsues Predictable results ensue]].

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* The blunder in ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6717308/7/But_Who_IS_He But Who IS He?]]'' is ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'':
** Dogbert was making [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/1996-09-10/ one of his periodic appearances as a consultant]], leading such an exercise. During the "fall backward and your colleague catches you" exercise, PHB fell forward instead. Dogbert's comment: "Okay, maybe trust isn't your biggest problem here."
** They probably did it more than once. There was one where they were on a wilderness retreat where they used the counselor as a bridge over muddy ground and, given the option to save a coworker from a bear or eat a pile of donuts, got as far as "forming a committee to explore the donut option" before the coworker was eaten.
** In another strip, Dogbert decides to teach everyone about trust by having them all make out blank checks to him.
--->'''Dilbert:''' What will this teach us about trust?\\
'''Dogbert:''' It will teach you
that the workforce had trust is an excellent quality for others to have.
** In [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1993-11-11/ yet another]], they
have training at all; once after ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' informed a woman team-building exercise involving walking barefoot over hot coals, insisting that her husband was dead (most likely in his [[BrutalHonesty usual subtle manner]]), the police department was almost sued and had to undergo two days of sensitivity training, they would learn something which Lestrade looks back on with dread. John then [[FridgeHorror realizes in horror]] that from and about one another as they did so. Wally goes first.
--->'''Instructor:''' What we learn from Wally's example is "Don't wear alcohol-based aftershave".
** In ''still'' another one (which takes two days to finish), Dogbert challenges
the only thing worse than going through workers to build a sensitivity workshop would be going through it ''with Sherlock''.
*
sundial using a donut and a pencil. Pointy-Haired Boss eats the donut, and when a janitor says they could have just put the pencil in the donut, they stab him... making him a sundial!
**
In [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3615438/8/Euphemisms this]] ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fanfic, Sai and Sakura are called upon dilbert.com/strips/comic/2013-04-21/ a new strip]], Wally instructs Asok to demonstrate a fall into his hands in order to learn about trust, then deliberately misses Asok, explaining, [[InsaneTrollLogic "It wouldn't be trust exercise if it worked every time."]] The larger point Wally is making is that [[ComedicSociopathy messing with his co-workers]] like this makes them easier to Academy students. Unfortunately, [[NoSocialSkills Sai]] has never done trust exercises before and thinks he's supposed to trust Sakura not to actually fall. [[HilarityEnsues Predictable results ensue]].
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* The blunder in ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6717308/7/But_Who_IS_He But Who IS He?]]'' is that the workforce has to have training at all; once after Series/{{Sherlock}} informs a woman that her husband is dead (most likely in his [[BrutalHonesty usual subtle manner]]), the police department is almost sued and has to undergo two days of sensitivity training, something which Lestrade looks back on with dread. John then [[FridgeHorror realizes in horror]] that the only thing worse than going through a sensitivity workshop would be going through it ''with Sherlock''.
* In [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3615438/8/Euphemisms this]] ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fanfic, Sai and Sakura are called upon to demonstrate a trust exercise to Academy students. Unfortunately, [[NoSocialSkills Sai]] has never done trust exercises before and thinks he's supposed to trust Sakura not to actually fall. [[HilarityEnsues Predictable results ensue]].
* ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'': "Cherry Bomb".
-->'''Pinkie Pie:''' Ugh! You know how I get about abandonment! I'll have to do lots of trust exercises to get over this.\\
''[Pinkie throws herself, backwards, off the moving wagon]''\\
'''Pinkie Pie:''' Rarity catch me!!\\
'''Rarity:''' What? Why me?\\
''[Pinkie and Rarity both fall to the ground]''
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-->'''Princess Anna:''' ''[laughs]'' Thank goodness! Catch! ''[She jumps and lands in Kristoff's arms]'' Thanks! That was like a crazy trust exercise.

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-->'''Princess --->'''Princess Anna:''' ''[laughs]'' Thank goodness! Catch! ''[She jumps and lands in Kristoff's arms]'' Thanks! That was like a crazy trust exercise.






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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'':
** Dogbert was making [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/1996-09-10/ one of his periodic appearances as a consultant]], leading such an exercise. During the "fall backward and your colleague catches you" exercise, PHB fell forward instead. Dogbert's comment: "Okay, maybe trust isn't your biggest problem here."
** They probably did it more than once. There was one where they were on a wilderness retreat where they used the counselor as a bridge over muddy ground and, given the option to save a coworker from a bear or eat a pile of donuts, got as far as "forming a committee to explore the donut option" before the coworker was eaten.
** In another strip, Dogbert decided to teach everyone about trust by having them all make out blank checks to him.
--->'''Dilbert''': What will this teach us about trust?\\
'''Dogbert''': It will teach you that trust is an excellent quality for others to have.
** In [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1993-11-11/ yet another]], they had a team building exercise involving walking barefoot over hot coals, insisting that they would learn something from and about one another as they did so. Wally went first.
--->'''Instructor''': What we learn from Wally's example is "Don't wear alcohol-based aftershave".
** In ''still'' another one (which took two days to finish), Dogbert challenged the workers to build a sundial using a donut and a pencil. Pointy Haired Boss ate the donut, and when a janitor says they could have just put the pencil in the donut, they stab him... making him a sundial!
** In [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/2013-04-21/ a new strip]], Wally instructs Asok to fall into his hands in order to learn about trust, then deliberately misses Asok, explaining, [[InsaneTrollLogic "It wouldn't be trust if it worked every time."]] The larger point Wally is making is that [[ComedicSociopathy messing with his co-workers]] like this makes them easier to tolerate.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'':
** Dogbert was making [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/1996-09-10/ one of his periodic appearances as
An amusing inversion during some recent WWE sketches. Wrestling/DanielBryan and Wrestling/{{Kane}} have to attend anger management, during which time they're directed to catch another participant in a consultant]], leading such an trust fall exercise. During the "fall backward and your colleague catches you" exercise, PHB fell forward instead. Dogbert's comment: "Okay, maybe trust isn't your biggest problem here."
** They probably did it more than once. There was one where they were on a wilderness retreat where they used the counselor as a bridge over muddy ground and, given the option to save a coworker from a bear or eat a pile
Neither of donuts, got as far as "forming a committee to explore the donut option" before the coworker was eaten.
** In another strip, Dogbert decided to teach everyone about trust by having
them all make out blank checks do so, leading to him.
--->'''Dilbert''': What will this teach us about trust?\\
'''Dogbert''': It will teach you that trust is an excellent quality for others to have.
** In [[http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1993-11-11/ yet another]], they had a team building exercise involving walking barefoot over hot coals, insisting that they would learn something from and about one another as they did so. Wally went first.
--->'''Instructor''': What we learn from Wally's example is "Don't wear alcohol-based aftershave".
** In ''still'' another one (which took two days to finish), Dogbert challenged the workers to build a sundial using a donut and a pencil. Pointy Haired Boss ate the donut, and when a janitor says they could have just put the pencil in the donut, they stab him... making him a sundial!
** In [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/2013-04-21/ a new strip]], Wally instructs Asok to fall into his hands in order to learn about trust, then deliberately misses Asok, explaining, [[InsaneTrollLogic "It wouldn't be trust if it worked every time."]] The larger point Wally is making is that [[ComedicSociopathy messing with his co-workers]] like this makes
them easier to tolerate.
understanding each other a little better.



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* An amusing inversion during some recent WWE sketches. Wrestling/DanielBryan and Wrestling/{{Kane}} have to attend anger management, during which time they're directed to catch another participant in a trust fall exercise. Neither of them do so, leading to them understanding each other a little better.

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* An amusing inversion during some recent WWE sketches. Wrestling/DanielBryan and Wrestling/{{Kane}} have ''Videogame/CrashTwinsanity'': "Oh, how I [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xYHOPDtxqE hate bandicoots."]]
* Subverted in one of ''VideoGame/Portal2's'' trailers, specifically [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZMSAzZ76EU "Bot Trust"]]. The exhaustive regimen of trust-building exercises gets the robots
to attend anger management, during which time they're directed to catch another participant in a trust fall exercise. Neither of them do so, leading to them understanding each other a little better.
co-operate [[spoiler: for six whole seconds longer than people did]].



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* ''Videogame/CrashTwinsanity'': "Oh, how I [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xYHOPDtxqE hate bandicoots."]]
* Subverted in one of ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'s'' trailers, specifically [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZMSAzZ76EU "Bot Trust"]]. The exhaustive regimen of trust-building exercises gets the robots to co-operate [[spoiler: for six whole seconds longer than people did]].

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* ''Videogame/CrashTwinsanity'': "Oh, how I [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xYHOPDtxqE hate bandicoots."]]
* Subverted in one of ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'s'' trailers, specifically [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZMSAzZ76EU "Bot Trust"]]. The exhaustive regimen of trust-building exercises gets
In the robots to co-operate [[spoiler: for six whole seconds longer than people did]].
''[[WebAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsDigitalSeries Equestria Girls]]'' webisode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsAFineLine A Fine Line]]", after boasting that "Time flies when you're with your best friends!", Sandalwood attempts a "trust fall" out of the blue. Except he obviously takes Microchips by surprise with this stunt, and fall flat on his bock offscreen.



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* ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'': "Cherry Bomb".
-->'''Pinkie Pie:''' Ugh! You know how I get about abandonment! I'll have to do lots of trust exercises to get over this.\\
''[Pinkie throws herself, backwards, off the moving wagon.]''\\
'''Pinkie Pie:''' Rarity catch me!!\\
'''Rarity:''' What? Why me?\\
''[Pinkie and Rarity both fall to the ground.]''

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* ''WebVideo/FriendshipIsWitchcraft'': "Cherry Bomb".
-->'''Pinkie Pie:''' Ugh!
''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault'' had a [[http://www.gpf-comics.com/archive.php?d=20000403 rather disastrous company hike]] early in its run. You know how I get about abandonment! I'll have to do lots would think Dwayne would realize making a bunch of trust exercises to get over this.\\
''[Pinkie throws herself, backwards, off
geeks go out into the moving wagon.]''\\
'''Pinkie Pie:''' Rarity catch me!!\\
'''Rarity:''' What? Why me?\\
''[Pinkie
woods just isn't going to work out...
* ''Webcomic/PvPOnline'' has had two so far, paintball
and Rarity both fall to the ground.]''
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* ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault'' had a [[http://www.gpf-comics.com/archive.php?d=20000403 rather disastrous company hike]] early in its run. You would think Dwayne would realize making a bunch of geeks go out into the woods just isn't going to work out...
* ''Webcomic/PvPOnline'' has had two so far, paintball and a LARP.

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* ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault'' had a [[http://www.gpf-comics.com/archive.php?d=20000403 rather disastrous company hike]] early in its run. You would think Dwayne would realize making a bunch of geeks go out into the woods just isn't going to work out...
* ''Webcomic/PvPOnline'' has had two so far, paintball and a LARP.

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* In a crossover between LetsPlay/{{NerdCubed}} and WebVideo/EmmaBlackery in which they answer fan questions, Dan demonstrates his distrust of Emma by referencing these exercises and falling backwards, without her catching him. To be fair, he gave her no warning - but to be equally fair, she wasn't all that concerned even after he fell.

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* In a crossover between LetsPlay/{{NerdCubed}} and WebVideo/EmmaBlackery in which they answer fan questions, Dan demonstrates his distrust of Emma by referencing these exercises and falling backwards, without her catching him. To be fair, he gave her no warning - -- but to be equally fair, she wasn't all that concerned even after he fell.






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'''Scorpio:''' Three... Two... ''(phone rings)'' One second...\\
''(Scorpio turns to answer the phone and Homer falls)''\\
'''Scorpio:''' Oh, my God, the guy's on the floor. ''(goes to help Homer)'' Uh, that was a phone call; don't chalk that up to mistrust, now.

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'''Scorpio:''' Three... Two... ''(phone rings)'' ''[phone rings]'' One second...\\
''(Scorpio ''[Scorpio turns to answer the phone and Homer falls)''\\
falls]''\\
'''Scorpio:''' Oh, my God, the guy's on the floor. ''(goes ''[goes to help Homer)'' Homer]'' Uh, that was a phone call; don't chalk that up to mistrust, now.



--->'''Carl:''' Maybe the 'Cabin' was just a symbol for the special place in our hearts that we use when we work together?\\

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--->'''Carl:''' Maybe the 'Cabin' "Cabin" was just a symbol for the special place in our hearts that we use when we work together?\\



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', a scene has Daria and Jane in the hated hell of gym class. Daria is meant to be "spotting" for a classmate on the trampoline - effectively trusted to advise her that she's getting too near the edge. Instead she is more focused on a difference of opinion with Jane. The inevitable happens, and the classmate who is trusting Daria to watch out for her ends up taking that jump too far, right off the edge. There is a shriek and a crunch...

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', a scene has Daria and Jane in the hated hell of gym class. Daria is meant to be "spotting" for a classmate on the trampoline - -- effectively trusted to advise her that she's getting too near the edge. Instead she is more focused on a difference of opinion with Jane. The inevitable happens, and the classmate who is trusting Daria to watch out for her ends up taking that jump too far, right off the edge. There is a shriek and a crunch...





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* An amusing inversion during some recent WWE sketches. DanielBryan and Wrestling/{{Kane}} have to attend anger management, during which time they're directed to catch another participant in a trust fall exercise. Neither of them do so, leading to them understanding each other a little better.

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* An amusing inversion during some recent WWE sketches. DanielBryan Wrestling/DanielBryan and Wrestling/{{Kane}} have to attend anger management, during which time they're directed to catch another participant in a trust fall exercise. Neither of them do so, leading to them understanding each other a little better.


* Daniel Tosh did "surprise trust falls" over a few episodes of ''Series/{{Tosh0}}''. Over numerous clips, only ''one'' person ever caught him...and it happened [[spoiler:in the shower of a gym with a primarily gay clientele (the guy who caught him was indeed gay)]].

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* ''[[Series/{{Tosh0}} Tosh.0]]'':
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Daniel Tosh did "surprise trust falls" over for a few episodes of ''Series/{{Tosh0}}''.episodes. Over numerous clips, only ''one'' person ever caught him...and it happened [[spoiler:in the shower of a gym with a primarily gay clientele (the guy who caught him was indeed gay)]].gay)]].
** One episode has a web video that of a group of people trying to catch a guy who is demonstrating a trust fall, and they end up dropping him.



* One episode of ''[[Series/{{Tosh0}} Tosh.0]]'' has a web video that has a group of people try to catch a guy who is demonstrating a trust fall, and they end up dropping him.


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