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7th Oct '17 11:52:33 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'':
** In "Stolen Aerial," Miss Brooks is able to get a discount from a wolfish television repairman who wants to go out with her. Miss Brooks is advised to keep her discount a secret so as not to get many more freeloaders wanting the same deal. Too late, Mrs. Davis and Walter Denton had already let the cat out of the bag. Miss Brooks gets deluged with broken aerials and even television sets needing repair. However, Miss Brooks keeps her promise; she hides the real reason for her sudden television-equipment windfall from Mr. Conklin. Unfortunately, the television repairman had accidentally lent Miss Brooks Mr. Conklin's checkered television aerial. Mr. Conklin concludes Miss Brooks is a [[Literature/OliverTwist "female Fagin"]], using Mr. Boynton and several high school students to run a television-equipment theft ring.
** The BigSecret trope again appears in "The Jewel Robbery." Mr. Conklin accidentally breaks a jewelry store window when carrying a bad a laundry to the cleaners. Conklin believes the police want him for the inadvertent vandalism. In reality, they're looking for a thief who had robbed the jewelry store a short time before.
14th Jul '17 9:26:13 AM johnnye
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This is a standard RedHerring.

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This is a standard RedHerring.
RedHerring. Alternatively, it can be a way for a [[MinorCrimeRevealsMajorPlot Minor Crime to reveal a Major Plot]], if investigating the Big Secret turns out to be more interesting and consequential than solving the original minor infraction.
9th Jan '17 5:34:51 PM Bissek
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* The fifth episode of ''Series/PoliceSquad'' has a recently released bomb-maker lying about his whereabouts on the night when someone planted a bomb that killed the judge who sentenced him to jail the next morning... because he had violated his parole by crossing state lines to go to a baseball game.
22nd Nov '16 1:24:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* Yoshihisa has one during the second half of Episode 7 of ''Manga/KotouraSan''. This is [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness very much unlike him since he normally doesn't keep secrets at all]]. It's actually [[spoiler: a SurpriseParty for Haruka's birthday which is celebrated at the end of the episode]]. The fact that he managed to keep this away from [[{{Telepathy}} Haruka]] for those two weeks was extremely {{Badass}} on his part!

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* Yoshihisa has one during the second half of Episode 7 of ''Manga/KotouraSan''. This is [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness very much unlike him since he normally doesn't keep secrets at all]]. It's actually [[spoiler: a SurpriseParty for Haruka's birthday which is celebrated at the end of the episode]]. The fact that he managed to keep this away from [[{{Telepathy}} Haruka]] for those two weeks was extremely {{Badass}} badass on his part!
17th Jul '16 5:32:41 AM Adept
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* In Creator/DorothyLSayers' LordPeterWimsey novel ''Clouds of Witness'', the Duke was committing adultery when his sister's fiance committed suicide. The other woman was married to a vindictively [[GreenEyedMonster jealous]] man, [[spoiler:making her eventual decision to testify a serious danger, and also giving the Duke a motive to kill the dead man. Fortunately, Lord Peter manages to locate [[SmokingGun the dead man's suicide note]], and the jealous husband's attempt to kill her results in his accidental death]].

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* In Creator/DorothyLSayers' LordPeterWimsey Literature/LordPeterWimsey novel ''Clouds of Witness'', the Duke was committing adultery when his sister's fiance committed suicide. The other woman was married to a vindictively [[GreenEyedMonster jealous]] man, [[spoiler:making her eventual decision to testify a serious danger, and also giving the Duke a motive to kill the dead man. Fortunately, Lord Peter manages to locate [[SmokingGun the dead man's suicide note]], and the jealous husband's attempt to kill her results in his accidental death]].
22nd Jun '16 4:49:53 PM eroock
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-->--'''Lefty Frizzell''', ''The Long Black Veil''

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-->--'''Lefty -->-- '''Lefty Frizzell''', ''The Long Black Veil''
1st Feb '16 6:38:30 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/CharlesDickens's ''ATaleOfTwoCities'', Charles Darnay refused to reveal even at his trial for treason that he is searching for the child of a family his father wronged.

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* In Creator/CharlesDickens's ''ATaleOfTwoCities'', Creator/CharlesDickens' ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'', Charles Darnay refused to reveal even at his trial for treason that he is searching for the child of a family his father wronged.
12th Dec '15 8:34:08 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* In keeping with the above, Vimes muses in Discworld/NightWatch that part of the basis of police work is questioning people that privately believe cops can peer into their souls to find the BigSecret. You're just not allowed to [[SecretPolice slam their fingers in drawers until they give it up]].
18th Oct '15 4:59:48 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''ThePractice'', a friend of Bobby's (who is also a lawyer) is protecting a prostitute in a murder case. The prostitute has an alibi (she was with a client at the time), but the client doesn't want to be revealed. The truth is that [[spoiler: the client was the lawyer himself, who is married.]]

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* In an episode of ''ThePractice'', ''Series/ThePractice'', a friend of Bobby's (who is also a lawyer) is protecting a prostitute in a murder case. The prostitute has an alibi (she was with a client at the time), but the client doesn't want to be revealed. The truth is that [[spoiler: the client was the lawyer himself, who is married.]]
10th Jul '15 6:13:57 AM Willbyr
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* In the anime ''LoveHina'', the episode "The Case of the Missing Hinata Apartment Money: A Mystery", Narusegawa Naru refuses to let the other residents search her room for the missing money and later grabs the turtle, Tama-chan, when it is seen to have a piece of paper stuck to it (which is thought to possibly be a piece of one of the bills). Of course, it turns out that Naru was not the culprit; rather, she did not want the others to learn that she treasured a photo of herself and Keitaro, which she had been looking for and which was the paper stuck on Tama's shell.

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* In the anime ''LoveHina'', ''Manga/LoveHina'', the episode "The Case of the Missing Hinata Apartment Money: A Mystery", Narusegawa Naru refuses to let the other residents search her room for the missing money and later grabs the turtle, Tama-chan, when it is seen to have a piece of paper stuck to it (which is thought to possibly be a piece of one of the bills). Of course, it turns out that Naru was not the culprit; rather, she did not want the others to learn that she treasured a photo of herself and Keitaro, which she had been looking for and which was the paper stuck on Tama's shell.
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