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4th Feb '16 5:03:07 AM eowynjedi
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* ''Webcomic/{{Guardian}}'' has Wakka point out that Yuna's father was a summoner. Lulu cuts him off with an angry "'''I know.'''"
2nd Feb '16 10:21:47 PM Ayasugi
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Not an example. The character did not know, as he wasn't told what the mission was beforehand.
* The first issue of ''ComicBook/MouseGuard'' introduces the three protagonists ([[SelfDemonstratingArticle Lieam, Kenzie and Saxon, as you know]]) along the lines of this: -->'''Lieam:''' (''captions next to him illuminates his and his two partners' names'') So tell us [Kenzie], what were the three best of the Guard sent to do?
17th Jan '16 10:03:31 AM nombretomado
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** The franchise does it, ''[[LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit SVU]]'' the most painful at it, almost always using it in an As You Know[=/=]IdiotBall[=/=]WriterOnBoard combo.
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** The franchise does it, ''[[LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit ''[[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit SVU]]'' the most painful at it, almost always using it in an As You Know[=/=]IdiotBall[=/=]WriterOnBoard combo.
15th Jan '16 3:41:12 PM F1Krazy
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* Played straight in SwordArtOnline, where veteran MMORPG players feel a need to explain things among themselves from the major gameplay elements to the very basic ones such as [[CaptainObvious "use potion to heal HP."]]
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* Played straight in SwordArtOnline, ''Anime/SwordArtOnline'', where veteran MMORPG players feel a need to explain things among themselves from the major gameplay elements to the very basic ones such as [[CaptainObvious "use potion potions to heal HP."]]"]] * Lampshaded in the first episode of ''LightNovel/MyriadColorsPhantomWorld'' when Haruhiko describes [[{{Youkai}} Phantoms]] to Izumi, noting, "It's common knowledge, but I'll explain anyway."
15th Jan '16 4:46:22 AM Anddrix
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* '80s anime series ''Anime/TheMysteriousCitiesOfGold'' employed this trope regularly. This was mostly because, unlike many other '80s cartoons, it featured an on-going storyline that frequently built upon events from previous episodes. [[ViewersAreMorons Children couldn't be expected to watch a show that patiently]], so cue many long conversations with characters telling each other "Yes, you may remember the golden condor we discovered underneath the Inca ruins," etc., etc. This trope is only present in the English version, however; in the original French (the show is a France/Japan co-production and the writing team was French) characters never use this trope. At best it's them applying what they previously learned to new situations (if X was solar powered, then Y must also be!).
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* '80s anime series ''Anime/TheMysteriousCitiesOfGold'' employed this trope regularly. This was mostly because, unlike many other '80s cartoons, it featured an on-going storyline that frequently built upon events from previous episodes. [[ViewersAreMorons Children couldn't be expected to watch a show that patiently]], patiently, so cue many long conversations with characters telling each other "Yes, you may remember the golden condor we discovered underneath the Inca ruins," etc., etc. This trope is only present in the English version, however; in the original French (the show is a France/Japan co-production and the writing team was French) characters never use this trope. At best it's them applying what they previously learned to new situations (if X was solar powered, then Y must also be!).

** This also shows up in a peculiar form (you might call it an inversion) partway through ''Philosopher's Stone'', when Hermione is telling Ron and Harry about the Philosopher's Stone, which can be used to achieve immortality. [[ParrotExposition Ron repeats the word "immortal" in surprise]], only for Hermione to explain "It means you'll never die," [[ViewersAreMorons just in case any of the kids in the audience don't know that word]]. Ron gets indignant and says "I ''know'' what it means," because there's really no reason for him not to.
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** This also shows up in a peculiar form (you might call it an inversion) partway through ''Philosopher's Stone'', when Hermione is telling Ron and Harry about the Philosopher's Stone, which can be used to achieve immortality. [[ParrotExposition Ron repeats the word "immortal" in surprise]], only for Hermione to explain "It means you'll never die," [[ViewersAreMorons just in case any of the kids in the audience don't know that word]].word. Ron gets indignant and says "I ''know'' what it means," because there's really no reason for him not to.

* In ''Series/AuctionKings'', the experts will often tell Paul/Jon/Cindy things they would know for the benefit of likely [[ViewersAreMorons less educated home viewers]].
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* In ''Series/AuctionKings'', the experts will often tell Paul/Jon/Cindy things they would know for the benefit of likely [[ViewersAreMorons less educated home viewers]].viewers.

** Mocked in an episode where House stops a surgery by spitting all over the sterile equipment; in case [[ViewersAreMorons the dimmer members of the audience]] didn't get the significance, [[MrExposition Nurse Exposition]] points out "There's no way we can do the surgery now!" The exasperated surgeon gives her a withering look and yells "YA THINK?!?"
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** Mocked in an episode where House stops a surgery by spitting all over the sterile equipment; in case [[ViewersAreMorons the dimmer members of the audience]] audience didn't get the significance, [[MrExposition Nurse Exposition]] points out "There's no way we can do the surgery now!" The exasperated surgeon gives her a withering look and yells "YA THINK?!?"
11th Jan '16 12:52:24 PM toru771
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* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' has one when King Candy explains the nightly roster race. Lampshaded when he says "We all know this," with an AsideGlance, to boot.
10th Jan '16 5:52:49 AM YasminPerry
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On some shows, characters will "As You Know" in order to provide information that was already provided in a previous episode (that viewers might have missed) or even [[ViewersAreGoldfish earlier in the show]] (for those who just tuned in), to the great annoyance of dedicated fans. (e.g. Just Tuned In: "Remember, Bob, you only have 20 minutes to defuse the bomb..." or Previous Episode: "Jane is really mad at you for running over her dog last week, isn't she?") Soap operas or adventure-type shows will often circumvent this with a "[[PreviouslyOn When we last left our heroes]]" recap at the beginning of each two-parter.
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On some shows, characters will "As You Know" in order to provide information that was already provided in a previous episode (that viewers might have missed) or even [[ViewersAreGoldfish earlier in the show]] (for those who just tuned in), to the great annoyance of dedicated fans. (e.g. Just Tuned In: "Remember, Bob, you only have 20 minutes to defuse the bomb..." or Previous Episode: "Jane "Alice is really mad at you for running over her dog last week, isn't she?") Soap operas or adventure-type shows will often circumvent this with a "[[PreviouslyOn When we last left our heroes]]" recap at the beginning of each two-parter.
10th Jan '16 5:39:04 AM YasminPerry
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->''"Damn it, Bob, you know full well that Jennifer hasn't been the same since [[NoodleIncident that tragic codfish incident]]."''
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->''"Damn it, Bob, you know full well that Jennifer Alice hasn't been the same since [[NoodleIncident that tragic codfish incident]]."''
10th Jan '16 5:38:29 AM YasminPerry
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in-jokes are funny, right?
->''"As you know, Jennifer, my Death Ray depends on codfish balls."'' ->''"Damn it, Simon, you know full well that Jennifer hasn't been the same since [[NoodleIncident that tragic codfish incident]]."''
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->''"As you know, Jennifer, Alice, my Death Ray depends on codfish balls."'' ->''"Damn it, Simon, Bob, you know full well that Jennifer hasn't been the same since [[NoodleIncident that tragic codfish incident]]."''

This is also a common feature of pilot episodes, where characters' backgrounds and relationships need to be established for the first time. Likewise, when new characters are introduced or the writers believe a reminder is in order, characters will explicitly refer to each other by name during a regular conversation, when this is rarely done in real life: "Say, Alice, how are you enjoying your coffee?" "Why, it's delicious, Bob, thanks for asking. How are you coming along, Carol?"
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This is also a common feature of pilot episodes, where characters' backgrounds and relationships need to be established for the first time. Likewise, when new characters are introduced or the writers believe a reminder is in order, characters will explicitly refer to each other by name during a regular conversation, when this is rarely done in real life: "Say, Alice, how are you enjoying your coffee?" "Why, it's delicious, Bob, thanks for asking. How are you coming along, Carol?" Charlie?"
9th Jan '16 4:17:03 PM Hyperion5
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** Outside of business correspondence, it can also be used when reiterating a point or reminding someone of something, again for the purpose of avoiding sounding condescending.
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