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28th Sep '17 1:39:27 PM ngh93
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* In ''Film/{{Splash}}'', John Candy informed Creator/TomHanks that they would be attending a dinner with the President.
-->'''Hanks:''' The president of what?\\
'''Candy:''' The president of the Three Stooges fan club. The President of the United States!

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* In ''Film/{{Splash}}'', John Candy informed Creator/TomHanks Freddie informs Allen that they would be attending a dinner with the President.
-->'''Hanks:''' -->'''Allen Bauer:''' The president of what?\\
'''Candy:''' '''Freddie Bauer:''' The president of the Three Stooges fan club. The President of the United States!
22nd Sep '17 3:23:17 AM JakesBrain
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--> '''Revy:''' "Are you the getaway driver?"
--> '''Leigharch:''' "No, I'm a fuckin' lawyer! What you do you think?!"

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--> '''Revy:''' "Are -->'''Revy:''' Are you the getaway driver?"
-->
driver?\\
'''Leigharch:''' "No, No, I'm a fuckin' lawyer! What you do you think?!"think?!



* While the overall premise of Creator/BillEngvall's recurring "Here's Your Sign" routine is that stupid people should wear signs advertising the fact, his experiences in encountering people who qualify often take this form. For example:

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* While the overall premise of Creator/BillEngvall's recurring "Here's Your Sign" routine is that stupid people should wear be issued signs advertising the fact, fact to wear around their necks, his experiences in encountering people who qualify often take this form. For example:



'''Bill:''' I said, "No, princess, I'm having an out-of-body experience!" ''[beat]'' "I was just checkin' on it."

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'''Bill:''' I said, "No, princess, I'm having an out-of-body experience!" ''[beat]'' "I was just checkin' on it. Here's your sign."



'''Bill''': *beat* "Oh no. He tried to run through the wall and got stuck."

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'''Bill''': *beat* "Oh no. He "Aw, no -- he tried to run through the wall and got stuck.stuck. Here's your sign."
17th Sep '17 8:44:59 PM PaulA
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* Referenced (although not a true example of the trope) in Music/TomLehrer's "New Math" while explaining how to solve a math problem in Base Eight:
-->''Now instead of four in the eights place\\
You've got three, 'cause you added one,\\
That is to say, eight, to the two,\\
But you can't take seven from three,\\
So you look at the sixty-fours.\\
"Sixty-four? How did sixty-four get into it?" I hear you cry.\\
Well, sixty-four is eight squared, don't you see?\\
Well, you ask a silly question, and you get a silly answer.''
25th Aug '17 12:50:19 PM Mitis
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* In ''Fanfic/ThroughALookingGlassDarkly'', Jack provides some choice answers.
-->'''Jellybean:''' Did you have that on you the entire time?\\
'''Jack:''' No, I teleported back to the Looking Glass while we were running from the Jabberwock and stole it then.
* Referenced in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'':

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* In ''Fanfic/ThroughALookingGlassDarkly'', Jack provides some choice answers.
-->'''Jellybean:''' Did you have that on you the entire time?\\
'''Jack:''' No, I teleported back to the Looking Glass while we were running from the Jabberwock and stole it then.
* Referenced in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'':
''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' references this:



* From [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6075944/1/Opheliac Opheliac]], when [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Sokka]] asks [[DeadpanSnarker Azula]] if she's doing well in the mental facility.

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* From In ''Fanfic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'', the lawyer protagonist that his case worker, Lyra Heartstrings, neglected to mention something rather important about herself:
--> '''Lyra:''' "I... should have probably told you a lot [[FangThpeak shooner]], huh?"
--> '''Estermann:''' "Oh no, no. You could have waited until Christmas and broken it to me [[UnderTheMistletoe under a mistletoe]]. ''Of course'' you [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] should have!"
*
[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/51129/1/Dying-Of-The-Light "Dying of the Light"]]: [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] contacts Giles when she discovers that head Watcher Quentin Travers has betrayed Sunnydale to the demons of the Hellmouth.
-->'''Buffy''': Quentin's giving the orders, they...\\
'''Giles''': Hold on! Quentin? Quentin Travers?\\
'''Buffy''': No, Creator/QuentinTarantino!
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8594674/2/Of-Eagle-and-Lion Of Eagle and Lion]]'': [=McGonagall=] takes Hermione and Harry to Diagon Alley for their introduction to the wizarding world. The Leaky Cauldron's bartender brings out the professor's snark:
-->'''Tom:''' Another pair of youngens?\\
'''[=McGonagall=]:''' No, Tom. I'm training midgets to take over Hogwarts.
* [[https://www.fanfiction.
net/s/6075944/1/Opheliac Opheliac]], when Opheliac]]: When [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Sokka]] asks [[DeadpanSnarker Azula]] if she's doing well in the mental facility.



* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8831374/4/The-Power-of-the-Press The Power of the Press]]'' Hermione shakes Harry awake shortly after discovering some interesting information.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'': John deliberately invokes this trope at the beginning, when the NighInvulnerable Paul has just dropped several hundred feet and crashed through the ground into an underground chamber:
-->'''John''': I know this is a silly question, but are you okay, Macca?
-->'''Paul''': Don't be daft, of ''course'' I'm okay.
** None of them suffer fools gladly, as Spectrem found out when he asked a stupid question of George.
*
''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8831374/4/The-Power-of-the-Press The Power of the Press]]'' Press]]'': Hermione shakes Harry awake shortly after discovering some interesting information.



* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8594674/2/Of-Eagle-and-Lion Of Eagle and Lion]]'' [=McGonagall=] takes Hermione and Harry to Diagon Alley for their introduction to the wizarding world.
-->'''Tom:''' Another pair of youngens?\\
'''[=McGonagall=]:''' No, Tom. I'm training midgets to take over Hogwarts.
* In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/51129/1/Dying-Of-The-Light "Dying of the Light"]], [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] contacts Giles when she discovers that head Watcher Quentin Travers has betrayed Sunnydale to the demons of the Hellmouth.
-->'''Buffy''': Quentin's giving the orders, they...\\
'''Giles''': Hold on! Quentin? Quentin Travers?\\
'''Buffy''': No, Creator/QuentinTarantino!
* In ''Fanfic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'', the lawyer protagonist that his case worker, Lyra Heartstrings, neglected to mention something rather important about herself:
--> '''Lyra:''' "I... should have probably told you a lot [[FangThpeak shooner]], huh?"
--> '''Estermann:''' "Oh no, no. You could have waited until Christmas and broken it to me [[UnderTheMistletoe under a mistletoe]]. ''Of course'' you [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] should have!"
* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'', when Commander Drake asks if Vice Admiral Jonathan is alright after a meeting with Cross, Jonathan reminds him that [[DeadpanSnarker he's a Vice Admiral whereas Cross is a member of a rookie crew and not a terribly strong member at that]].
* John deliberately invokes this trope at the beginning of ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', when the NighInvulnerable Paul has just dropped several hundred feet and crashed through the ground into an underground chamber:
-->John called down, “I know this is a silly question, but are you okay, Macca?”
-->“Don't be daft, of ''course'' I'm okay,” Paul's voice floated up.
** None of them suffer fools gladly, as Spectrem found out when he asked a stupid question of George.

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* ''FanFic/ThisBites'': In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8594674/2/Of-Eagle-and-Lion Of Eagle and Lion]]'' [=McGonagall=] takes Hermione and Harry to Diagon Alley for their introduction to the wizarding world.
-->'''Tom:''' Another pair of youngens?\\
'''[=McGonagall=]:''' No, Tom. I'm training midgets to take over Hogwarts.
* In [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/51129/1/Dying-Of-The-Light "Dying of the Light"]], [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] contacts Giles when she discovers that head Watcher Quentin Travers has betrayed Sunnydale to the demons of the Hellmouth.
-->'''Buffy''': Quentin's giving the orders, they...\\
'''Giles''': Hold on! Quentin? Quentin Travers?\\
'''Buffy''': No, Creator/QuentinTarantino!
* In ''Fanfic/ChrysalisVisitsTheHague'', the lawyer protagonist that his case worker, Lyra Heartstrings, neglected to mention something rather important about herself:
--> '''Lyra:''' "I... should have probably told you a lot [[FangThpeak shooner]], huh?"
--> '''Estermann:''' "Oh no, no. You could have waited until Christmas and broken it to me [[UnderTheMistletoe under a mistletoe]]. ''Of course'' you [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] should have!"
* In ''FanFic/ThisBites'',
Chapter 32, when Commander Drake asks if Vice Admiral Jonathan is alright after a meeting with Cross, Jonathan dryly reminds him that [[DeadpanSnarker he's he is a [[OneManArmy Vice Admiral Admiral]] whereas Cross [[GuileHero Cross]] is a member of a rookie crew and not a terribly strong member at that]].
that.
* John deliberately invokes this trope at ''Fanfic/ThroughALookingGlassDarkly'': Jack provides some choice answers.
-->'''Jellybean:''' Did you have that on you
the beginning of ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'', when entire time?\\
'''Jack:''' No, I teleported back to
the NighInvulnerable Paul Looking Glass while we were running from the Jabberwock and stole it then.
* ''Fanfic/TwelveRedLines''
has just dropped several hundred feet one in Chapter 17:
-->'''Kuromarimo''': Yo Boss, you want me'n Chess to take care of 'em?
-->'''Wapol''': No, I want you to sit there
and crashed through the ground into an underground chamber:
-->John called down, “I know this is
have a silly question, but are tea party. Of course I want you okay, Macca?”
-->“Don't be daft,
to take care of ''course'' I'm okay,” Paul's voice floated up.
** None of them suffer fools gladly, as Spectrem found out when he asked a stupid question of George.
them!
18th Aug '17 5:39:11 PM hubakon1368
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* In ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'', Josh takes a trip to a store called, "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Guitar World]]" to replace [[ItMakesSenseInContext Drake's old one that caught on fire]].
-->'''Josh:''' Do you sell guitars?\\
'''Store Clerk:''' [[SarcasmMode Here?]] ''[[SarcasmMode (looks around the store)]]'' [[SarcasmMode At 'Guitar World?']] [[GetAStupidAnswer Gee, I don't know.]]\\
'''Josh:''' [[LampshadeHanging Okay, Sarcastic]]!
14th Aug '17 12:43:43 AM Gorank
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-->'''Rhinox''' Remember that transwarp cell explosion?
''Optimus Primal:''' (''DeathGlare because [[DeathGlare he was killed]] [[BackFromTheDead from that very explosion]]'')

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-->'''Rhinox''' Remember that transwarp cell explosion?
''Optimus
explosion?\\
'''Optimus
Primal:''' (''DeathGlare because [[DeathGlare he was killed]] [[BackFromTheDead from he was killed in that very explosion]]'')explosion]]'')\\
9th Aug '17 8:15:39 PM Discar
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-->'''Robin''': And now what?
-->'''Doctor''': First, a blacksmith's forge.
-->'''Robin''': So as to remove our chains?
-->'''Doctor''': No, so I can knock up an ornamental plant stand.

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-->'''Robin''': --->'''Robin''': And now what?
-->'''Doctor''':
what?\\
'''Doctor''':
First, a blacksmith's forge.
-->'''Robin''':
forge.\\
'''Robin''':
So as to remove our chains?
-->'''Doctor''':
chains?\\
'''Doctor''':
No, so I can knock up an ornamental plant stand.



-->'''Doctor:''' Have you considered tracking back the signal and talking to them? ''(Daleks are silent)'' [[YouAnsweredYourOwnQuestion ...he asked the Daleks.]]

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-->'''Doctor:''' --->'''Doctor:''' Have you considered tracking back the signal and talking to them? ''(Daleks are silent)'' [[YouAnsweredYourOwnQuestion ...he asked the Daleks.]]
30th Jul '17 9:37:43 PM billybobfred
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** And subverted in ''Discworld/TheTruth''. When William asks the man holding a tray of bread loaves whether or not he's the baker, he explains that he can see just fine what it ''looks'' like, but he's still asking. And it turns out the man's actually the butcher, because the baker is out sick.
26th Jul '17 11:09:54 PM intastiel
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* ''Website/NotAlwaysRight'', a website about bizarre customers, has too many examples of this trope to list.
* In a similar vein, [[http://community.livejournal.com/customers_suck/29221674.html this post]] from the Website/LiveJournal community "customers_suck".
23rd Jul '17 11:27:50 AM potatohawk
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* VideoGame/TheWitcher3TheWildHunt gives us two examples:

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* VideoGame/TheWitcher3TheWildHunt ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3WildHunt'' gives us two examples:
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