Jess0312 on Sep 6th 2018 at 3:39:47 PM
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Jess0312 on Dec 17th 2018 at 2:47:22 AM
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- I'm respecting your privacy by knocking, but asserting my authority as your father by coming in anyway!— Mr. Turner, Fairly OddParents
Someone looks into others' personal space, enter their room without their permission and/or sneaks into their secret conversations, even spying them through the window. thus having no respect for their privacy.
Compare No Sense of Personal Space where a character gets too close to another character and Your Door Was Open, where characters just appear in other people's houses (because showing them knocking and entering would be boring).
- Fenneko from Aggretsuko has an unfortunate habit of snooping on her friends (and Sitcom Archnemesis) via social media. She's skilled enough at it to perform a Sherlock Scan and work out that Retsuko's going to yoga classes.
- In Watchmen, Rorschach regularly violates the privacy of his buddy Dan Dreiberg, the former Nite-Owl, with the excuse that if it really bothered Dan, he would invest in better locks.
- My Babysitter's a Vampire: When Ethan's younger sister, Jane gets in his room while he was working on a weapon against vampires, he asks her if whe doesn't know what privacy is.
Live Action TV
- In Kenan & Kel, Kenan was complaining that he has no privacy in his home and feels that his parents are always spying. Then he opens his closet to reveal his father hidden there. May be justified since he was actually there to hid from his wife's reading club. (Although him reading Kenan's diary is less justified.)
- Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: In one episode, when a mermaid visits Velma's room, her mother gets in her room with a copy of the key of her room, which she uses to get in there just because Velma is a teenager, after her daughter hid the mermaid in the bathroom, Velma call her out for that.
- One episode of The Fairly Oddparents has the parents knocking their children's doors but then entering regardless (via battering ram).
- One episode of The Powerpuff Girls have Mojo Jojo letting the girls enter his home so he can destroy them without them knowing. But while trying to plan for it he discovered that they took his photo album and where looking (and laughing) at his baby pictures.
- In the "Ponyville Confidential" episode of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Rarity spies Sweetie Belle's things two times, first finding the newspaper and becoming a fan of it, and later finding her own diary in Sweetie Belle's saddlebag, finding out that she is the reporter Gabby Gums.
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