Assault with a Punch Depicted as Acceptable

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Conservative Trope Examples

  • The Hangover (2009)
    Mike Tyson knocks Alan Garner (Zach Galifianakis) out with a punch in the face for stealing his tiger.
    Staff Aside
    The scene is really, really funny but still lends credence to the idea it's better to just hit someone instead of taking other action.
  • Bridget Joness Diary (2001)
    Mark (Colin Firth) angrily tells Daniel (Hugh) to step outside of Bridget's (Renée Zellweger) apartment and when they both are outside Mark says "I should have done this year ago" and proceeds to punch him square in the face. Daniel asks him "what the f*ck do you think you're doing" and Mark responds "this" before punching him in the face again. Instead of trying to break up the fight, Bridget's friend runs into a restaurant and excitedly yells "fight! Well, quick! It's a real fight!" and four waiters and the manager run outside to watch and egg on two grown men fight in a scene that lasted an absurdly long two minutes and thirty-eight seconds.