History Main / AbsentmindedProfessor

14th Aug '17 12:08:01 AM MorganWick
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'''s Professor Oak is so absent-minded he doesn't remember his own grandson's name, leaving it up to the player to remind him.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'''s Professor Oak is so absent-minded he doesn't remember his own grandson's name, [[HelloInsertNameHere leaving it up to the player to remind him.him]].
25th Jul '17 1:33:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* Albert Einstein, like everything else in the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlertSeries'', is of course a hammy caricature of the man. His portrayal is that of a brilliant but scatterbrained man, especially in the second game. For instance, he keeps annoying Eva by asking her what all the buttons at her control station are for.

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* Albert Einstein, like everything else in the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlertSeries'', is of course a hammy caricature of the man. His portrayal is that of a brilliant but scatterbrained man, scientist, especially in the second game. For instance, he keeps annoying Eva by asking her what all the buttons at her control station are for.
25th Jul '17 1:32:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* Albert Einstein, like everything else in the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlertSeries'', is of course a hammy caricature of the man. His portrayal is that of a brilliant but scatterbrained man, especially in the second game. For instance, he keeps annoying Eva by asking her what all the buttons at her control station are for.
2nd Jul '17 6:52:41 AM CallingAlameda
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** And it's remake ''Film/{{Flubber}}''.

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** And it's its remake ''Film/{{Flubber}}''.
29th May '17 10:00:02 PM nombretomado
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* Steven Boxleitner from WordGirl seems to be this; at least before his experiment went horribly wrong...

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* Steven Boxleitner from WordGirl ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'' seems to be this; at least before his experiment went horribly wrong...
22nd May '17 8:48:43 AM Rorosilky5
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* In ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' you can apply a trait called Absent-Minded.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheSims3'' you can apply a trait called Absent-Minded.Absent-Minded to an Inventor or a Scientist, resulting in this Trope.
26th Mar '17 9:55:08 AM nombretomado
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* Both Charlie Epps and Larry Fleinhardt of ''NUMB3RS'' are prone to this. Charlie gets better as the series progresses, but Larry is often prone to being so deep in contemplation of either physics, math or philosophy that he forgets what's going on around him.

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* Both Charlie Epps and Larry Fleinhardt of ''NUMB3RS'' ''{{Series/Numb3rs}}'' are prone to this. Charlie gets better as the series progresses, but Larry is often prone to being so deep in contemplation of either physics, math or philosophy that he forgets what's going on around him.
14th Mar '17 2:33:46 AM morenohijazo
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* Dr. [=McQuark=] in the ''TabletopGames/{{Champions}}'' supplement "The Blood and Dr. [=McQuark=]". As an example, he often asks where his glasses are and his employees tell him they're on his forehead.

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* Dr. [=McQuark=] in the ''TabletopGames/{{Champions}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Champions}}'' supplement "The Blood and Dr. [=McQuark=]". As an example, he often asks where his glasses are and his employees tell him they're on his forehead.
10th Feb '17 2:59:35 PM GothicProphet
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* Professor Branestawm from the children's books by Norman Hunter perfectly embodies this trope.

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* Professor Branestawm ''Literature/ProfessorBranestawm'' from the children's books by Norman Hunter perfectly embodies this trope.trope. In his very first appearance, it's mentioned that he fastens his coat with safety pins because the buttons have fallen off. He goes on to do things like send a sheet of blotting paper instead of a letter, and get caught in his own burglar trap because he forgot about it.
8th Feb '17 12:56:26 PM PMiller1
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This is a very old character type, referred to by this name since at least 1864.

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This is a very old character type, referred to by this name since at least 1864.
um... er... 1864? Yes 1864!
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