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24th May '16 9:33:05 AM PDL
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* ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing: New Leaf'' begins with one. At the start of a new game where the town is generated, the player character gets off the train and is [[MistakenForSpecialGuest mistaken for the new mayor]]. All of this is due to arriving in town just before the actual new mayor was supposed to come.
24th May '16 9:12:05 AM LongTallShorty64
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* In ''Film/{{Mr and Mrs Smith|1941}}, right after David mentions that if he wasn’t married to Ann, he wouldn’t be married at all, someone informs him that they aren’t technically married.
24th May '16 6:10:10 AM MegaMarioMan
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill There's a gas leak, too.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill There's The house has a gas leak, too.]]]]
16th May '16 11:27:22 AM Doug86
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ThePhoenixOnTheSword", Thoth-amon was [[MadeASlave enslaved]] because of the loss of his RingOfPower, which just ''happens'' to turn up in the hand of a noble he is guarding.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ThePhoenixOnTheSword", Thoth-amon was [[MadeASlave enslaved]] because of the loss of his RingOfPower, which just ''happens'' to turn up in the hand of a noble he is guarding.
9th May '16 10:34:23 AM Akaihiryuu
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** Episode III makes the coincidence of C-3PO and R2-D2 arriving at the Lars homestead even more contrived. Episode III shows that C-3PO came to the Lars homestead along with Anakin's mother, and was there for YEARS, along with Owen and Beru, before being taken away by Anakin and Obi-Wan during their visit. When C3-PO happened to coincidentally return there 20 years later (during Episode IV), Owen didn't even recognize him, and C-3PO didn't remember being there. This is handwaved at the end of Episode III with an order to wipe C-3PO's memory (since he was built by Anakin). But his name didn't change, and that shouldn't have prevented Owen from remembering him (although to be fair, Owen was old by that point and had probably seen a LOT of protocol droids in his time, C-3PO was a fairly common model). It does explain R2-D2's knowledge of exactly where to go on Tattooine in Episode 4 though - he'd been there before, and unlike C-3PO, his memory wasn't wiped.

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** Episode III makes the coincidence of C-3PO and R2-D2 arriving at the Lars homestead even more contrived. Episode III shows that C-3PO came to the Lars homestead along with Anakin's mother, and was there for YEARS, along with Owen and Beru, before being taken away by Anakin and Obi-Wan during their visit. When C3-PO C-3PO happened to coincidentally return there 20 years later (during Episode IV), Owen didn't even recognize him, and C-3PO didn't remember being there. This is handwaved at the end of Episode III with an order to wipe C-3PO's memory (since he was built by Anakin). But his name didn't change, and that shouldn't have prevented Owen from remembering him (although to be fair, Owen was old by that point and had probably seen a LOT of protocol droids in his time, C-3PO was a fairly common model). It does explain R2-D2's knowledge of exactly where to go on Tattooine in Episode 4 though - he'd been there before, and unlike C-3PO, his memory wasn't wiped.
9th May '16 10:27:04 AM Akaihiryuu
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** Episode III makes the coincidence of C3PO and R2D2 arriving at the Lars homestead even more contrived. Episode III shows that C3PO came to the Lars homestead along with Anakin's mother, and was there for YEARS, along with Owen and Beru, before being taken away by Anakin and Obi-Wan during their visit. When C3PO happened to coincidentally return there 20 years later (during Episode IV), Owen didn't even recognize him, and C3PO didn't remember being there. This is handwaved at the end of Episode III with an order to wipe C3PO's memory (since he was built by Anakin). But his name didn't change, and that shouldn't have prevented Owen from remembering him (although to be fair, Owen was old by that point and had probably seen a LOT of protocol droids in his time, C3PO was a fairly common model).

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** Episode III makes the coincidence of C3PO C-3PO and R2D2 R2-D2 arriving at the Lars homestead even more contrived. Episode III shows that C3PO C-3PO came to the Lars homestead along with Anakin's mother, and was there for YEARS, along with Owen and Beru, before being taken away by Anakin and Obi-Wan during their visit. When C3PO C3-PO happened to coincidentally return there 20 years later (during Episode IV), Owen didn't even recognize him, and C3PO C-3PO didn't remember being there. This is handwaved at the end of Episode III with an order to wipe C3PO's C-3PO's memory (since he was built by Anakin). But his name didn't change, and that shouldn't have prevented Owen from remembering him (although to be fair, Owen was old by that point and had probably seen a LOT of protocol droids in his time, C3PO C-3PO was a fairly common model).model). It does explain R2-D2's knowledge of exactly where to go on Tattooine in Episode 4 though - he'd been there before, and unlike C-3PO, his memory wasn't wiped.
9th May '16 10:25:01 AM Akaihiryuu
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** Episode III makes the coincidence of C3PO and R2D2 arriving at the Lars homestead even more contrived. Episode III shows that C3PO came to the Lars homestead along with Anakin's mother, and was there for YEARS, along with Owen and Beru, before being taken away by Anakin and Obi-Wan during their visit. When C3PO happened to coincidentally return there 20 years later (during Episode IV), Owen didn't even recognize him. This is handwaved at the end of Episode III with an order to wipe C3PO's memory (since he was built by Anakin). But his name didn't change, and that shouldn't have prevented Owen from remembering him (although to be fair, Owen was old by that point and had probably seen a LOT of protocol droids in his time, C3PO was a fairly common model).

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** Episode III makes the coincidence of C3PO and R2D2 arriving at the Lars homestead even more contrived. Episode III shows that C3PO came to the Lars homestead along with Anakin's mother, and was there for YEARS, along with Owen and Beru, before being taken away by Anakin and Obi-Wan during their visit. When C3PO happened to coincidentally return there 20 years later (during Episode IV), Owen didn't even recognize him.him, and C3PO didn't remember being there. This is handwaved at the end of Episode III with an order to wipe C3PO's memory (since he was built by Anakin). But his name didn't change, and that shouldn't have prevented Owen from remembering him (although to be fair, Owen was old by that point and had probably seen a LOT of protocol droids in his time, C3PO was a fairly common model).
9th May '16 10:23:26 AM Akaihiryuu
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** Episode III makes the coincidence of C3PO and R2D2 arriving at the Lars homestead even more contrived. Episode III shows that C3PO came to the Lars homestead along with Anakin's mother, and was there for YEARS, along with Owen and Beru, before being taken away by Anakin and Obi-Wan during their visit. When C3PO happened to coincidentally return there 20 years later (during Episode IV), Owen didn't even ecognize him. This is handwaved at the end of Episode III with an order to wipe C3PO's memory (since he was built by Anakin). But his name didn't change, and that shouldn't have prevented Owen from remembering him (although to be fair, Owen was older by that point and had probably seen a LOT of protocol droids in his time, C3PO was a fairly common model).

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** Episode III makes the coincidence of C3PO and R2D2 arriving at the Lars homestead even more contrived. Episode III shows that C3PO came to the Lars homestead along with Anakin's mother, and was there for YEARS, along with Owen and Beru, before being taken away by Anakin and Obi-Wan during their visit. When C3PO happened to coincidentally return there 20 years later (during Episode IV), Owen didn't even ecognize recognize him. This is handwaved at the end of Episode III with an order to wipe C3PO's memory (since he was built by Anakin). But his name didn't change, and that shouldn't have prevented Owen from remembering him (although to be fair, Owen was older old by that point and had probably seen a LOT of protocol droids in his time, C3PO was a fairly common model).
9th May '16 10:20:46 AM Akaihiryuu
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** Episode III makes the coincidence of C3PO and R2D2 arriving at the Lars homestead even more contrived. Episode III shows that C3PO came to the Lars homestead along with Anakin's mother, and was there for YEARS, along with Owen and Beru, before being taken away by Anakin and Obi-Wan during their visit. When C3PO happened to coincidentally return there 20 years later (during Episode IV), Owen didn't even ecognize him. This is handwaved at the end of Episode III with an order to wipe C3PO's memory (since he was built by Anakin). But his name didn't change, and that shouldn't have prevented Owen from remembering him (although to be fair, Owen was older by that point and had probably seen a LOT of protocol droids in his time, C3PO was a fairly common model).
8th May '16 9:11:44 PM Kid
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* In Creator/LMMontgomery's ''The Materialization of Duncan McTavish'', an OldMaid keeps from girls from pitying her by claiming to have a romance and to have quarreled with him. You can guess the rest from the title.

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* In Creator/LMMontgomery's ''The Materialization of Duncan McTavish'', [=McTavish=]'', an OldMaid keeps from girls from pitying her by claiming to have a romance and to have quarreled with him. You can guess the rest from the title.
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