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19th Apr '17 12:37:46 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'': In the "Houseboat" episode, Kitty and Abe are having martial problems so the scrabble board that they are playing on is filled with words like "suffocate", "moron", "dislike" and "therapy".

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* ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'': In the "Houseboat" episode, Kitty and Abe are having martial marital problems so the scrabble board that they are playing on is filled with words like "suffocate", "moron", "dislike" and "therapy".
19th Apr '17 12:36:03 AM jormis29
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* Lampshaded on ''Series/FatherTed''; He rages that his arch-nemesis Dick Byrne ''must'' have cheated when he spelt out "useless, priest, cant, say, mass".''
** Also evidencing a clever bit of LoopholeAbuse in substituting the real word "cant" for the illegal abbreviation "can't". But that might be overthinking the joke...
* Done in ''Series/{{Skins}}'', where the recovering anorexic Cassie and one of her loony bin mates are playing and the whole board is covered in foods.
* In the ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' episode "Epiphanies", when Tim and Daisy get into a Scrabble-tile-throwing fight after an argument over whether "Comicbook/{{Shazam}}" or "[[MenBuyFromMarsWomenBuyFromVenus Pro-V]]" counted as words, Daisy notices that the last 4 tiles they threw at each other spelt "Fuck". Tim asks her what she thinks that means, hinting at the couple's {{UST}}.
** A crossword semi-example from another episode;
-->'''Guard:''' Three letters; to walk quickly, manage or oversee.\\
''[alarm sounds]''\\
'''Mike:''' Run!

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* Lampshaded on ''Series/FatherTed''; He rages that his arch-nemesis Dick Byrne ''must'' have cheated when he spelt out "useless, priest, cant, say, mass".''
** Also evidencing a clever bit of LoopholeAbuse in substituting
The ''Series/That70sShow'' episode "Burning Down the real word "cant" for the illegal abbreviation "can't". But that might be overthinking the joke...
* Done in ''Series/{{Skins}}'', where the recovering anorexic Cassie
House" has Red, Kitty, Bob, and one of her loony bin mates are Midge playing Scrabble, all of them now knowing that Bob wears a toupée. Accordingly, Red's tiles spell "BALDING," Kitty's spell "A BAD RUG," and Bob's spell "SHOOT ME."[[note]]Midge's spell "[[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers ZYGOTES]]," in case you were wondering.[[/note]] Later, Red also puts tiles on the whole board is covered in foods.
* In the ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' episode "Epiphanies", when Tim and Daisy get into a Scrabble-tile-throwing fight after an argument over whether "Comicbook/{{Shazam}}" or "[[MenBuyFromMarsWomenBuyFromVenus Pro-V]]" counted as words, Daisy notices that the last 4 tiles they threw at each other spelt "Fuck". Tim asks her what she thinks that means, hinting at the couple's {{UST}}.
** A crossword semi-example from another episode;
-->'''Guard:''' Three letters;
to walk quickly, manage or oversee.\\
''[alarm sounds]''\\
'''Mike:''' Run!
spell "CUEBALL."



* One episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'' had O'Neill doing a crossword after downloading the Ancient database into his head. (Again.) As he waits for his subconcious to gain access to the knowledge -- including where the MacGuffin they need is -- Dr Jackson notices he's been unconciously filling in answers in Ancient, and theorises that these are clues to where they need to go. (He's right.) Carter remains skeptical because he also [[BunnyEarsLawyer filled in "celestial body" as "Uma Thurman"]].

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* One episode ''Series/DarkAngel'': Max, due to having cat DNA, has periods of ''Series/StargateSG1'' had O'Neill doing a crossword after downloading the Ancient database into his head. (Again.) As he waits for his subconcious to gain access to the knowledge -- including where the MacGuffin they need heightened sex drive (she is -- Dr Jackson notices he's been unconciously filling in answers in Ancient, and theorises that effectively "in heat"). During one of these are clues to where they need to go. (He's right.) Carter remains skeptical because periods, she is playing Scrabble with Original Cindy, who points out that every word Max has used is a DoubleEntendre, except for one "... which I won't say, since I kiss my momma with this mouth."
* Lampshaded on ''Series/FatherTed''; He rages that his arch-nemesis Dick Byrne ''must'' have cheated when
he also [[BunnyEarsLawyer filled in "celestial body" as "Uma Thurman"]].spelt out "useless, priest, cant, say, mass".''...



* ''Series/DarkAngel'': Max, due to having cat DNA, has periods of heightened sex drive (she is effectively "in heat"). During one of these periods, she is playing Scrabble with Original Cindy, who points out that every word Max has used is a DoubleEntendre, except for one "... which I won't say, since I kiss my momma with this mouth."

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* ''Series/DarkAngel'': Max, due to ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'': In the "Houseboat" episode, Kitty and Abe are having cat DNA, has periods of heightened sex drive (she is effectively "in heat"). During one of these periods, she is martial problems so the scrabble board that they are playing Scrabble on is filled with Original Cindy, who points out words like "suffocate", "moron", "dislike" and "therapy".
* Done in ''Series/{{Skins}}'', where the recovering anorexic Cassie and one of her loony bin mates are playing and the whole board is covered in foods.
* In the ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' episode "Epiphanies", when Tim and Daisy get into a Scrabble-tile-throwing fight after an argument over whether "Comicbook/{{Shazam}}" or "[[MenBuyFromMarsWomenBuyFromVenus Pro-V]]" counted as words, Daisy notices
that every word Max has used is the last 4 tiles they threw at each other spelt "Fuck". Tim asks her what she thinks that means, hinting at the couple's {{UST}}.
** A crossword semi-example from another episode;
-->'''Guard:''' Three letters; to walk quickly, manage or oversee.\\
''[alarm sounds]''\\
'''Mike:''' Run!
* One episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'' had O'Neill doing
a DoubleEntendre, except crossword after downloading the Ancient database into his head. (Again.) As he waits for one "... which I won't say, since I kiss my momma with this mouth."his subconcious to gain access to the knowledge -- including where the MacGuffin they need is -- Dr Jackson notices he's been unconciously filling in answers in Ancient, and theorises that these are clues to where they need to go. (He's right.) Carter remains skeptical because he also [[BunnyEarsLawyer filled in "celestial body" as "Uma Thurman"]].



* The ''Series/That70sShow'' episode "Burning Down the House" has Red, Kitty, Bob, and Midge playing Scrabble, all of them now knowing that Bob wears a toupée. Accordingly, Red's tiles spell "BALDING," Kitty's spell "A BAD RUG," and Bob's spell "SHOOT ME."[[note]]Midge's spell "[[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers ZYGOTES]]," in case you were wondering.[[/note]] Later, Red also puts tiles on the board to spell "CUEBALL."
5th Mar '17 4:56:57 PM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In "Storm in the Room", Connie is nervously waiting for her mom to pick her up from Steven's house. She's hours late, and not answering her cell phone. Steven tries to take Connie's mind off things with a game of Mad Libs, but Connie's growing anxiety causes her to start picking words like "accidental" and "explosion".

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In "Storm in the Room", Connie is nervously waiting for her mom to pick her up from Steven's house. She's hours late, and not answering her cell phone. Steven tries to take Connie's mind off things with a game of Mad Libs, but Connie's growing anxiety causes her to start picking words like "accidental" and "explosion"."explosion", and Steven decides to stop.
20th Feb '17 4:58:25 PM nombretomado
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* Crossword setter Araucaria of the [[BritishNewspapers Grauniad]] used his [[http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/25842 cryptic crossword 25842]] to announce that he had "18 down of the 19, which is being treated with 13 15". The crossword also contained several other references to his treatment.

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* Crossword setter Araucaria of the [[BritishNewspapers [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers Grauniad]] used his [[http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/cryptic/25842 cryptic crossword 25842]] to announce that he had "18 down of the 19, which is being treated with 13 15". The crossword also contained several other references to his treatment.
19th Feb '17 5:59:52 PM azul120
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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by Arthur in ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse'', when he uses random drawing from a Scrabble bag to try to reveal the Ultimate Question in his subconscious. It does result in a meaningful sentence, [[spoiler:but it's the wrong question--"WHAT DO YOU GET IF YOU MULTIPLY SIX BY NINE". While Creator/DouglasAdams may be a sad case, [[WordOfGod he doesn't make jokes in base-13]].]]

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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] {{Invoked|Trope}} by Arthur in ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse'', when he uses random drawing from a Scrabble bag to try to reveal the Ultimate Question in his subconscious. It does result in a meaningful sentence, [[spoiler:but it's the wrong question--"WHAT DO YOU GET IF YOU MULTIPLY SIX BY NINE". While Creator/DouglasAdams may be a sad case, [[WordOfGod he doesn't make jokes in base-13]].]]



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* According to [[http://www.xkcd.com/492/ this strip]] of ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'', whenever the author plays Scrabble with his girlfriend's mother, he always gets the letters for words like "Clitoris."

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* According to [[http://www.xkcd.com/492/ this strip]] of ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'', whenever the author plays Scrabble with his girlfriend's mother, he always gets the letters for words like "Clitoris."
"Clitoris".



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18th Feb '17 8:48:48 AM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In "Storm in the Room", Connie is nervously waiting for her mom to pick her up from Steven's house. She's hours late, and answering her cell phone. Steven tries to take Connie's mind off things with a game of Mad Libs, but Connie's growing anxiety causes her to start picking words like "accidental" and "explosion".

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In "Storm in the Room", Connie is nervously waiting for her mom to pick her up from Steven's house. She's hours late, and not answering her cell phone. Steven tries to take Connie's mind off things with a game of Mad Libs, but Connie's growing anxiety causes her to start picking words like "accidental" and "explosion".
17th Feb '17 5:48:36 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In "Storm in the Room", Connie is nervously waiting for her mom to pick her up from Steven's house, and for some reason Dr. Maheswaran isn't answering her cell phone. Steven tries to take Connie's mind off things with a game of Mad Libs, but Connie's growing anxiety causes her to start picking words like "accidental" and "explosion".

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In "Storm in the Room", Connie is nervously waiting for her mom to pick her up from Steven's house, house. She's hours late, and for some reason Dr. Maheswaran isn't answering her cell phone. Steven tries to take Connie's mind off things with a game of Mad Libs, but Connie's growing anxiety causes her to start picking words like "accidental" and "explosion".
17th Feb '17 5:33:27 PM Monolaf317
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-->-- Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir

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-->-- Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir
''Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir''
17th Feb '17 4:22:11 PM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': In "Storm in the Room", Connie is nervously waiting for her mom to pick her up from Steven's house, and for some reason Dr. Maheswaran isn't answering her cell phone. Steven tries to take Connie's mind off things with a game of Mad Libs, but Connie's growing anxiety causes her to start picking words like "accidental" and "explosion".
4th Oct '16 7:21:13 AM Morgenthaler
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In RealLife, people playing {{Scrabble}} generally try to play the highest-scoring word they can, or failing that, ''any'' word they can find. [[ScrabbleBabble Even if it's not, strictly speaking, real.]]

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In RealLife, people playing {{Scrabble}} TabletopGame/{{Scrabble}} generally try to play the highest-scoring word they can, or failing that, ''any'' word they can find. [[ScrabbleBabble Even if it's not, strictly speaking, real.]]



* Not exactly this but in ''{{Sneakers}}'' the characters give up on their game of Scrabble and start using the tiles to work out anagrams of Setec Astronomy. After a couple of funny misfires (including Cooty's Rat Semen) they arrive at 'Too Many Secrets'.

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* Not exactly this but in ''{{Sneakers}}'' ''Film/{{Sneakers}}'' the characters give up on their game of Scrabble and start using the tiles to work out anagrams of Setec Astronomy. After a couple of funny misfires (including Cooty's Rat Semen) they arrive at 'Too Many Secrets'.



* In the BarenakedLadies song "Conventioneers", a game of Scrabble between two co-workers staying at the same hotel gets a bit suggestive:

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* In the BarenakedLadies Music/BarenakedLadies song "Conventioneers", a game of Scrabble between two co-workers staying at the same hotel gets a bit suggestive:



* [[http://www.hirezfox.com/jimrob/afbh/albionfuzz/af14.html This strip]] of ''AlbionFuzz''

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* [[http://www.hirezfox.com/jimrob/afbh/albionfuzz/af14.html This strip]] of ''AlbionFuzz''''Webcomic/AlbionFuzz''
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