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5th Sep '17 8:36:51 PM magmablock
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->'''The Terminator:''' ''[to John]'' What's the dog's name?\\

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->'''The Terminator:''' ->'''T-800:''' ''[to John]'' What's the dog's name?\\



'''The Terminator:''' ''[impersonating John's voice]'' Hey Janelle, what's wrong with Wolfie? I can hear him barking. Is he okay?\\
'''Janelle (T-1000):''' Wolfie's fine, John. Wolfie's just fine. Where are you?\\
'''The Terminator:''' ''[hangs up]'' Your foster parents are dead.

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'''The Terminator:''' '''T-800:''' ''[impersonating John's voice]'' Hey Janelle, what's wrong with Wolfie? I can hear him barking. Is he okay?\\
'''Janelle (T-1000):''' ([[VoluntaryShapeshifting T-1000]]):''' Wolfie's fine, John. Wolfie's just fine. Where are you?\\
'''The Terminator:''' '''T-800:''' ''[hangs up]'' Your foster parents are dead.
30th Aug '17 7:36:24 PM Daeolus
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* [[Website/NotAlwaysRight Not Always Romantic]] features a story where [[http://notalwaysromantic.com/its-an-ex-tra-small-world/23536 one woman and her sister]] use this to catch [[ClingyJealousGirl her husband's ex]] in a lie.

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* [[Website/NotAlwaysRight Not Always Romantic]] features a story where [[http://notalwaysromantic.com/its-an-ex-tra-small-world/23536 [[https://notalwaysright.com/its-an-ex-tra-small-world/41319/ one woman and her sister]] use this to catch [[ClingyJealousGirl her husband's ex]] in a lie.
29th Aug '17 2:08:42 PM MikeW
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* Averted on ''Series/TheBlacklist'' as Liz is undercover as an arms dealer from Harvard at an illegal auction. One of the leaders is suspicious and asks her about "the Duckie." Liz bides time by faking a sneeze. Luckily, Red is nearby and covers by complaining about "the Duckie" being the train that took drunken Harvard grads about. He then acts like he and the woman Liz is impersonating go back a long way to solidify her cover.
18th Aug '17 2:13:12 PM Chabal2
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* Inverted in ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'', when Disembowel-Meself-Honorably Dibhalah-san (the Agatean Empire's equivalent of Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler) asks Rincewind about a street and a person in Bes Pelargic, where Rincewind claims to be from. Rincewind recognizes the trap, claims not to know either of them... except they're the main street and the ruler of the city.
18th Aug '17 2:03:44 PM Chabal2
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* ''ComicBook/BuckDanny'': One story has Buck shot down deep in enemy territory, stuck in a tree in the middle of a swamp. A plane is sent out to rescue him, but the enemy commander can hear their transmissions, and instructs his men accordingly (when Buck shines a light to mark his position for pickup, the soldiers do the same). After the Vietcong show they're listening in by flashing their lights as often as Buck, Sonny tells Buck to use the winning score of the last basketball game played on the Entreprise.
11th Aug '17 12:44:58 PM F1Krazy
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' special ''Bender's Game'', Larry, Walt, and Ignur turn up at Planet Express dressed as owl exterminators, in an attempt to steal the Anti-Crystal. [[TooDumbToLive Fry falls for it]], but Farnsworth sees through them immediately and presents them with an owl. They hilariously fail to exterminate it and their cover is blown.
11th Aug '17 12:28:21 PM F1Krazy
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* In ''Film/TheNumbersStation'', after finding out that the station's one-way operator has also been compromised, Emerson confirms it by phoning and getting the code-phrase slightly wrong on purpose.
-->'''Operator:''' Hello?\\
'''Emerson:''' That wasn't the right password.\\
'''Operator:''' What?\\
'''Emerson:''' That wasn't the right password.\\
[''beat'']\\
'''Operator:''' Tell me you killed the girl before you figured that out.\\
[''Emerson hangs up'']
1st Aug '17 1:56:09 PM ZombieAladdin
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* During an attempt to find an enemy Stand user in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure: Stardust Crusaders'', Jotaro accuses his suspect of being one, adding that Stand users have blood vessels stand out on their nose when they inhale cigarette smoke. All of his allies reach for their noses... as does the suspect. Then Jotaro adds that he was bluffing, and his suspect drops the innocent act.

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* During an attempt to find an enemy Stand user in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure: Stardust Crusaders'', Crusaders'':
** During an attempt to find an enemy Stand user,
Jotaro accuses his suspect of being one, adding that Stand users have blood vessels stand out on their nose when they inhale cigarette smoke. All of his allies reach for their noses... as does the suspect. Then Jotaro adds that he was bluffing, and his suspect drops the innocent act.act.
** This happens again later in ''Stardust Crusaders'' to a man who used his Stand to replicate Jotaro himself, albeit unintentionally. His plan to kill Jotaro goes horribly awry when Jotaro's friends all force him into their car and, because they're bored, repeatedly request "Jotaro" to perform various stunts of increasing danger (such as swallowing burning objects), each time saying that Jotaro is good at this sort of thing. The impostor pulls them all off and so Jotaro's friends never once suspect he's a fake, but the impostor gets so nervous that he decides it's not worth the risk of self-mutilation and, claiming he needs to take a dump, escapes from the car as fast as he can run.
19th Jul '17 9:15:48 AM Ccook1956
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* Once in awhile on the game show ''ToTellTheTruth'', a panelist will ask an obtuse question to the challengers that sounds like it has something to do with the subject matter, only to find after the voting and reveal that it really didn't. Just to see if the impostors (or the real person) would give an answer.
26th Jun '17 9:40:05 PM Prometheus117
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** A completely different episode has him as the bluffer instead of the imposter:

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** A completely different episode has him as the bluffer instead of the imposter:imposter, noting in his voice-over that if someone is asking for information, it's basic security to do this to ensure they're who they say they are and it's a pretty good tactic:



'''Contact:''' I don't care what I said on the phone. You don't tell me what I want to know, you don't get this file. Eight thousand, no eight thousand.\\
'''Michael:''' The deal I made with Gustavo was for ''ten'' thousand dollars, not eight thousand dollars. He was very clear about that number. And we never talked on the phone. You wanna tell me who you are?

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'''Contact:''' (''with accent'') I don't care what I said on the phone. You don't tell me what I want to know, you don't get this file. Eight thousand, no eight thousand.\\
'''Michael:''' The deal I made with Gustavo was for ''ten'' thousand dollars, not eight thousand dollars. He was very clear about that number. And we never talked on the phone. You wanna tell me who you are?are?\\
'''Contact:''' (''smiles and drops the accent'') I can explain. (''pulls a knife on Michael'')
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