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In action/adventure/horror movies, when a female character is starting on the whole hands-to-the-face-and-screaming thing just prior to falling over photogenically when trying to fight/hide/run away, a previously unmentioned character - preferably a cameo by a famous performer, male or female - walks
on, slaps them across the face, shouts "Oh for Christ's sake, get a grip ! This isn't helping. It's not big, and it's not clever. Just get on with it !" and then walks out of shot, never to reappear.
If it's a male character, then a brisk kneeing in the groin is an entirely acceptable equivalent .
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Feb 08 2018]
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||So, basically like the hysterical woman scene in Airplane, but less so?
||Wow, [Ian], that link is amazing. Not only did the bastards copy "Airplane!" almost word-for-word, but they had the nerve to predate it by over twenty years!
||// What role does already in the title fulfil? //
||It indicates that, since we are a non-discriminatory equal-opportunity opressor, we anticipate that famous performers with Hebrew ancestry may be persuaded to perform their cameo role as an amusingly self-referential stereotype, thus demonstrating our willingness to tackle edgy and contentious issues without fear or favour, in the hope of cheap laughs and free publicity from critical media comment.