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22nd Apr '16 2:11:37 PM eroock
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* ''Film/TheTallBlondManWithOneBlackShoe'' - intelligence officer Toulouse sets the story in motion by telling his lieutenant that a 'super agent' is arriving to blow the lid off his in-house rival's operations, knowing his rival is listening in and will expose his operatives by going after the decoy Toulouse sets up.

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* ''Film/TheTallBlondManWithOneBlackShoe'' - In ''Film/TheTallBlondManWithOneBlackShoe'', intelligence officer Toulouse sets the story in motion by telling his lieutenant that a 'super agent' is arriving to blow the lid off his in-house rival's operations, knowing his rival is listening in and will expose his operatives by going after the decoy Toulouse sets up.
27th Mar '16 9:46:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe'' - intelligence officer Toulouse sets the story in motion by telling his lieutenant that a 'super agent' is arriving to blow the lid off his in-house rival's operations, knowing his rival is listening in and will expose his operatives by going after the decoy Toulouse sets up.
* In ''Evident Domain'', a Soviet official is suddenly taken off from his job and is put under surveillance. After learning that his home is bugged, he fakes a fight with his wife about a lover that he "wasn't supposed to see anymore" so that she'll have an excuse to leave town while he investigates the matter.

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* ''The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe'' ''Film/TheTallBlondManWithOneBlackShoe'' - intelligence officer Toulouse sets the story in motion by telling his lieutenant that a 'super agent' is arriving to blow the lid off his in-house rival's operations, knowing his rival is listening in and will expose his operatives by going after the decoy Toulouse sets up.
* In ''Evident Domain'', ''Film/EvidentDomain'', a Soviet official is suddenly taken off from his job and is put under surveillance. After learning that his home is bugged, he fakes a fight with his wife about a lover that he "wasn't supposed to see anymore" so that she'll have an excuse to leave town while he investigates the matter.
27th Mar '16 9:45:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* in ''Series/Chuck'', Chuck realizes in one episode that Casey is eavesdropping on him, so he begins talking about sandwiches with Morgan to annoy Casey.

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* in ''Series/Chuck'', ''Series/{{Chuck}}'', Chuck realizes in one episode that Casey is eavesdropping on him, so he begins talking about sandwiches with Morgan to annoy Casey.
27th Mar '16 9:44:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', Stan decides to stage a "disappearance" to see how quickly Francine would move on without him. When he gets back, he discovers that Francine had intentionally moved on as quickly as was plausible to get to him, remarking that it was suspicious that the house was full of {{Incredibly Obvious Bug}}s.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', Stan decides to stage a "disappearance" to see how quickly Francine would move on without him. When he gets back, he discovers that Francine had intentionally moved on as quickly as was plausible to get to him, remarking that it was suspicious that the house was full of {{Incredibly Obvious Bug}}s.Bug}}s.
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6th Feb '16 2:12:14 PM Bulby08
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* in ''Series/Chuck'', Chuck realizes in one episode that Casey is eavesdropping on him, so he begins talking about sandwiches with Morgan to annoy Casey.
24th Nov '15 1:55:37 PM FearfulFerret
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* A common strategy in the AsymmetricMultiplayer game ''VideoGame/SpyParty'' is for the spy player to utter the code phrase "banana bread" when far away from the DoubleAgent, hoping to throw the sniper player off of his/her trail.
19th Jul '15 10:36:41 AM HiddenWindshield
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* PlayedWith in an episode of ''Series/BabylonFive''. Londo discovers a listening device in a bag of groceries from a Drazi grocer. He spends a few moments saying several insulting things about the Drazi ambassador's wife under the pretense of not knowing he was being recorded, before smashing the bug.

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* PlayedWith in an episode of ''Series/BabylonFive''. Londo discovers a listening device in a bag of groceries from a Drazi grocer. He spends a few moments saying several insulting things about the Drazi ambassador's wife under the pretense of not knowing he was being recorded, before "accidentally" dropping and smashing the bug.
9th Jul '15 10:31:40 AM Epithumia
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** In a darker variant from the same film, Mallory feeds disinformation to the loyal but badly injured Franklin, knowing that when Franklin is captured the Germans will extract the disinformation and be decoyed.
30th Jun '15 10:54:23 AM erforce
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* The villains do this to Dick Tracy in the ''Film/DickTracy'' movie.
* In the movie ''Literature/TheGunsOfNavarone'', the team is going over the plan when one of the main characters hands to the other a note that reads keep talking. The rest of the team keeps talking while Stavros sneaks over to the door catching the eavesdropper and pulling him into the room. It's the first sign that things may not be going as planned.

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* The villains do this to Dick Tracy in the ''Film/DickTracy'' movie.
movie once they find out that he has bugged their conference room.
* In the movie ''Literature/TheGunsOfNavarone'', ''Film/TheGunsOfNavarone'', the team is going over the plan when one of the main characters hands to the other a note that reads keep talking. The rest of the team keeps talking while Stavros sneaks over to the door catching the eavesdropper and pulling him into the room. It's the first sign that things may not be going as planned.



* In ''[[Film/{{TheWolfOfWallStreet}} The Wolf of Wall Street]]'' Jordan warns Donnie about an FBI bug by writing about it on a napkin that is [[spoiler:later used as evidence against Jordan.]]

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* In ''[[Film/{{TheWolfOfWallStreet}} The Wolf of Wall Street]]'' ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'' Jordan warns Donnie about an FBI bug by writing about it on a napkin that is [[spoiler:later used as evidence against Jordan.]]




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* In ''Evident Domain'', a Soviet official is suddenly taken off from his job and is put under surveillance. After learning that his home is bugged, he fakes a fight with his wife about a lover that he "wasn't supposed to see anymore" so that she'll have an excuse to leave town while he investigates the matter.
8th May '15 1:01:30 PM case
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* In one of the last episodes of ''Series/{{Boss}}'' before the series was CutShort, Kitty is hired to talk with Kane while wearing a wire to get information on his plans. Instead, she shows Kane her wire to get back into his good graces, and the two enact this trope.
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