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30th Dec '16 11:11:12 PM NoxSky12599
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*** This happens every time Q makes an appearance in the first couple of seasons (other than, obviously, the pilot). Characters take turns berating Q for the nasty things he's done to the Enterprise crew, recounting them in order. They all but say, "And in your next guest appearance ...." Particularly egregious in that they're not just telling a character what he obviously already knows, they're telling an omniscient character what he couldn't possibly have forgotten.

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*** This happens every time Q makes an appearance in the first couple of seasons (other than, obviously, the pilot). Characters take turns berating Q for the nasty things he's done to the Enterprise crew, recounting them in order. They all but say, "And in your next guest appearance ....appearance ..." Particularly egregious in that they're not just telling a character what he obviously already knows, they're telling an omniscient character what he couldn't possibly have forgotten.forgotten.
** ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
*** Slightly better done in the episode "In The Pale Moonlight", when Garak and Sisko are discussing a Romulan Senator who they need to convince to support their side of the Dominion War.
--->'''Garak''': His name is Vreenak. He's been a key member of the Romulan Senate for the past fourteen years. He's Secretary of the War Plans Council, Vice Chairman of the Tal Shiar, and one of the most trusted advisors to Proconsul Neral.\\
'''Sisko''': He's also the man that negotiated the non-aggression pact with the Dominion.\\
'''Garak''': Since you're familiar with him, I'll skip the rest of his biography.
26th Dec '16 11:38:40 AM Goldfritha
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* ThisMeansWar is not diplomatic. As a consequence, Charles Francis Adams, the American ambassador to England during UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, sent a note to the British government with the sentence: "It would be superfluous of me to point out to your Lordship that this is war."
22nd Dec '16 2:46:13 AM Phred
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'' has Toby kidnapped by his brothers who then introduce themselves to us. Even the slow-witted Toby is quick to question the fact that they are introducing themselves when he is their brother; he knows who they are already.
20th Dec '16 3:26:00 PM gb00393
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20th Dec '16 3:25:54 PM gb00393
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** In the pilot episode "Winter is Coming", Tyrion and Ros playfully discuss Tyrion's reputation and place in the Lannister family in the third-person.
** Also in the pilot, Daenerys and Viserys pepper their conversations with expository phrases like, "We've been his guests for over a year," and "I've waited seventeen years to get my throne back."
** Littlefinger feels the need to point out to Ned that his wife's family sigil is a fish in "A Golden Crown".
** Oberyn tells Tyrion the well-known story of his sister's demise, which is {{justified}} as confronting Tyrion's attempts to avoid the uncomfortable subject.
** Obara Sand delivers a blatant OriginStory InfoDump... to her half-sisters and step-mother who already know it.
17th Dec '16 11:13:36 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco'': At the start of episode 1, Luluco manages to remind Keiji of everything he already knows but the audience doesn't, in response to him praising her for turning out so normal growing up in an abnormal environment:
--> "You're part of the Space Patrol that upholds Ogikubo's law and order, and hardly get any time off. Mom left home after a fight and took all the furniture with her, so now we live in this run-down apartment. [[SarcasmMode Yeah, we're super normal alright]]."
14th Dec '16 6:17:10 PM PaulA
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* An in-universe example at the beginning of ''The Ruby Knight'', the second volume of ''Literature/TheElenium'':

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* An in-universe example at the beginning of ''The Ruby Knight'', the second volume of ''Literature/TheElenium'':''Literature/TheRubyKnight'':
6th Dec '16 9:26:30 AM Sinister_Sandwich
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*All over the place during a conversation with Executioner Alfred in ''VideoGame/BloodBorne.'' Alfred tells the player all about the healing church, even beginning his exposition with 'As you know...' It seems to be justified because the player is an outsider to Yharnam and presumably knew little about the healing church, but Alfred had no way of knowing that, and thinks he is telling an established Yharnamite hunter things they should already know. Unless the player [[HeroicMime silently]] told him they were a foreigner, in which case why did he say 'As you know?!'
2nd Dec '16 12:07:56 AM LB7979
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* People with Asperger syndrome often lecture as a form of stress relief. The topic can be anything from something the lecturing person is particularly interested in to something that just happened in front of the lecturer and their audience. Saying "we already know this" isn't very likely to stop the lecture.

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* People with Asperger syndrome autism often lecture as a form of stress relief. The topic can be anything from something the lecturing person is particularly interested in to something that just happened in front of the lecturer and their audience. Saying "we already know this" isn't very likely to stop the lecture.
1st Dec '16 4:21:22 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''[[Series/TheCrown2016 The Crown]]'': People often explain things to Elizabeth about royalty that she would almost certainly already know. In one scene, she's reminded that her father, King George VI, who is known as "Bertie" in the family, changed his name from Albert when he became king.
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