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11th Apr '17 5:44:30 AM ClatoLawa
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-->'''Bryan Dawe''': Well if this (''the oil tanker'') wasn't safe, why did it have eighty thousand tons of oil on it?
-->'''"Senator Bob Collins" (John Clarke)''': I'm not saying it wasn't safe, it's just perhaps not quite as safe as some of the other ones.
-->'''Dawe''': Why?
-->'''Clarke''': Well, some of them are built so that the front doesn't fall off at all.
-->'''Dawe''': Well wasn't this built so the front wouldn't fall off?
-->'''Clarke''': Well, obviously not.
-->'''Dawe''': How do you know?
-->'''Clarke''': Because the front fell off! And twenty thousand tons of crude oil spilled into the sea caught fire! It's a bit of a giveaway!

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-->'''Bryan Dawe''': Well if this (''the oil tanker'') wasn't safe, why did it have eighty thousand tons of oil on it?
-->'''"Senator
it?\\
'''"Senator
Bob Collins" (John Clarke)''': I'm not saying it wasn't safe, it's just perhaps not quite as safe as some of the other ones.
-->'''Dawe''': Why?
-->'''Clarke''':
ones.\\
'''Dawe''': Why?\\
'''Clarke''':
Well, some of them are built so that the front doesn't fall off at all.
-->'''Dawe''':
all.\\
'''Dawe''':
Well wasn't this built so the front wouldn't fall off?
-->'''Clarke''':
off?\\
'''Clarke''':
Well, obviously not.
-->'''Dawe''':
not.\\
'''Dawe''':
How do you know?
-->'''Clarke''':
know?\\
'''Clarke''':
Because the front fell off! And twenty thousand tons of crude oil spilled into the sea caught fire! It's a bit of a giveaway!giveaway! I would just like to make the point that that is ''not normal''.\\
'''Dawe''': Well, what sort of standards are these oil tankers built to?\\
'''Clarke''': Oh, very rigorous maritime engineering standards.\\
'''Dawe''': What sort of things?\\
'''Clarke''': Well, the front's not supposed to fall off for a start.\\
'''Dawe''': And what other things?\\
'''Clarke''': Well, there are... regulations governing the materials they can be made of.\\
'''Dawe''': What materials?\\
'''Clarke''': Well, cardboard's out.\\
'''Dawe''': And?\\
'''Clarke''': No cardboard deriviatives.\\
'''Dawe''': Like, paper?\\
'''Clarke''': No paper. No string, no sellotape.\\
'''Dawe''': Rubber?\\
'''Clarke''': No, rubber's out. Um, they've gotta have a steering wheel. There's a minimum crew requirement.\\
'''Dawe''': What's the minimum crew?\\
'''Clarke''': Oh, one I suppose.
17th Mar '17 3:01:31 AM ClatoLawa
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* From the ''Clarke and Dawe'' skit "The Front Fell Off", in reference to an oil spill off the coast of Western Australia in 1991:

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* From the ''Clarke and Dawe'' skit "The Front Fell Off", in reference to an the ''Kirki'' oil spill off the coast of Western Australia in 1991:



-->'''"Senator Bob Mitchell" (John Clarke)''': I'm not saying it wasn't safe, it's just perhaps not quite as safe as some of the other ones.

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-->'''"Senator Bob Mitchell" Collins" (John Clarke)''': I'm not saying it wasn't safe, it's just perhaps not quite as safe as some of the other ones.
11th Feb '17 11:12:33 PM ClatoLawa
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* From the ''Clarke and Dawe'' skit "The Front Fell Off", in reference to an oil spill off the coast of Western Australia in 1991:
-->'''Bryan Dawe''': Well if this (''the oil tanker'') wasn't safe, why did it have eighty thousand tons of oil on it?
-->'''"Senator Bob Mitchell" (John Clarke)''': I'm not saying it wasn't safe, it's just perhaps not quite as safe as some of the other ones.
-->'''Dawe''': Why?
-->'''Clarke''': Well, some of them are built so that the front doesn't fall off at all.
-->'''Dawe''': Well wasn't this built so the front wouldn't fall off?
-->'''Clarke''': Well, obviously not.
-->'''Dawe''': How do you know?
-->'''Clarke''': Because the front fell off! And twenty thousand tons of crude oil spilled into the sea caught fire! It's a bit of a giveaway!
2nd Feb '17 11:38:06 AM mrluntishysterical
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9th Dec '16 11:05:59 AM RubyVisiblyShaken
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[[DescribeTopicHere We are describing Captain Obvious here, on a trope page.]] [[SelfDemonstratingArticle You just read the quote and are reading this now.]]

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[[DescribeTopicHere We are describing Captain Obvious here, on a trope page.]] [[SelfDemonstratingArticle You just read the quote and are reading this now.]]
9th Dec '16 11:05:29 AM RubyVisiblyShaken
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[[DescribeTopicHere We are describing Captain Obvious here, on a trope page. You just read the quote and are reading this now.]]

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[[DescribeTopicHere We are describing Captain Obvious here, on a trope page. ]] [[SelfDemonstratingArticle You just read the quote and are reading this now.]]
15th Oct '16 4:00:17 PM Jeduthun
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See also AsYouKnow, ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, NarratingTheObvious, ShapedLikeItself, DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment, CaptainObviousAesop. Not to be confused with CaptainOblivious. Sometimes, may be demoted to CommanderContrarian, a commander who disagrees. ItMakesSenseInContext is what fans will say when other people bring it up. ''Slightly'' [[JustifiedTrope justified]] if everybody ''else'' is CaptainOblivious.

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See also AsYouKnow, ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, NarratingTheObvious, ShapedLikeItself, DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment, CaptainObviousAesop.CaptainObviousAesop, CaptainObviousReveal. Not to be confused with CaptainOblivious. Sometimes, may be demoted to CommanderContrarian, a commander who disagrees. ItMakesSenseInContext is what fans will say when other people bring it up. ''Slightly'' [[JustifiedTrope justified]] if everybody ''else'' is CaptainOblivious.
28th Sep '16 11:17:33 AM eroock
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31st Aug '16 5:43:37 PM MrNickelodeon
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[[folder:Theme Parks (this folder is about theme parks)]]
* The skippers on the Ride/JungleCruise at the Ride/DisneyThemeParks tend to be this; for instance, Disneyland's version starts with the skipper pointing out the first sign of danger: A "Danger" sign.
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26th Jul '16 6:13:52 AM ChristianTropes33
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* [[CaptainObvious/{{Pinball}} This Sub-Page Contains Examples of this Trope in Pinball]]
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