Parks and Recreation + TV Tropes | Berserk Button
“So you’re dealing with a character who seems perfectly normal. She/He’s nice; friendly, sociable, and well-adjusted to their day job of working at the office. But then you make a mistake. You happen to mention in passing what you think is a fairly innocuous observation, you do something that you think is no big deal in their presence and the character instantly goes ballistic, flying into a screaming, frothing, sometimes tearful unstoppable rage, from which you will be lucky to escape with your life. You have just pressed the Berserk Button. The Berserk Button is one type of Trigger, where the response is one of extreme anger.”
- Do NOT mess with Donna’s Mercedes.
Demi Lovato for Nylon Magazine