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27th Sep '16 11:35:19 PM PaulA
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** In the TomClancy book ''The Sum Of All Fears'', the imprisoned terrorist was said to have shot himself in the head... [[NoKillLikeOverkill three times]].
*** ''"He had a real death grip on the gun."''

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** In the TomClancy Creator/TomClancy book ''The Sum Of All Fears'', ''Literature/TheSumOfAllFears'', the imprisoned terrorist was said to have shot himself in the head... [[NoKillLikeOverkill three times]].
*** ''"He --->''"He had a real death grip on the gun."''
23rd Sep '16 2:21:26 PM StarSword
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* In ''Literature/AlexisCarew: Into the Dark'', Alexis fights off a drunken crewman who sexually assaulted her, then lies to the bosun and the captain that "he fell" to explain his injuries, not wanting a man hanged on her account. They don't buy it for a minute but since there were no other witnesses, they flog him for being drunk on duty and let him go. It all works out: the other crew take it as an act of mercy and take a shine to Alexis, and [[spoiler:Alan quits drinking and later has a RedemptionEqualsDeath moment]].



--->'''Defense Lawyer:''' And how did he get hurt between his home and the station house?
--->'''Alex Cabot:''' I don't know, how did he? (looks at Tutuola and Stabler)
--->'''Odafin Tutuola:''' He fell.
--->'''Defense Lawyer:''' Bull.
--->'''Alex Cabot:''' The only injuries I see are Mr. Gardner's torn knuckles from punching Detective Benson in the face, so unless you want to add the assault of a police officer to the list of charges, I suggest you move on.

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--->'''Defense Lawyer:''' And how did he get hurt between his home and the station house?
--->'''Alex
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'''Alex
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--->'''Odafin
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'''Odafin
Tutuola:''' He fell.
--->'''Defense
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'''Defense
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--->'''Alex
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'''Alex
Cabot:''' The only injuries I see are Mr. Gardner's torn knuckles from punching Detective Benson in the face, so unless you want to add the assault of a police officer to the list of charges, I suggest you move on.



* Deconstructed on Series/TheCloser. Raydor suspects one of her officers is being abused by her husband, and the officer offers up these sorts of excuses. Turns out her shitty excuses [[spoiler: tip off Raydor and Brenda that the woman's faking the abuse. Raydor notes that most actual victims of abuse are actually, sadly, quite good at hiding it.]]

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* Deconstructed on Series/TheCloser.''Series/TheCloser''. Raydor suspects one of her officers is being abused by her husband, and the officer offers up these sorts of excuses. Turns out her shitty excuses [[spoiler: tip off Raydor and Brenda that the woman's faking the abuse. Raydor notes that most actual victims of abuse are actually, sadly, quite good at hiding it.]]
14th Sep '16 6:13:49 AM JackG
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-->'''Bruce Wayne:''' [disgusted] I'm not learning polo, Alfred.
30th Aug '16 7:08:12 PM nombretomado
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* FamilyBusiness stars SeanConnery, DustinHoffman, and MatthewBroderick as three generations of crooks. Anticipating his grandson having to spend a year in jail, Connery tells him to find the biggest guy there and give him a beat down, and no one will bother him, and everyone knows the story is "He fell". At the end, it's Connery who ends up on a paddy wagon with a dozen others on their way to the big house. Someone gets mouthy, Connery clobbers him. When the cop opens the sliding window to the cab area and asks what happened, everyone says, in unison, "He fell."

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* FamilyBusiness ''FamilyBusiness'' stars SeanConnery, DustinHoffman, Creator/SeanConnery, Creator/DustinHoffman, and MatthewBroderick Creator/MatthewBroderick as three generations of crooks. Anticipating his grandson having to spend a year in jail, Connery tells him to find the biggest guy there and give him a beat down, and no one will bother him, and everyone knows the story is "He fell". At the end, it's Connery who ends up on a paddy wagon with a dozen others on their way to the big house. Someone gets mouthy, Connery clobbers him. When the cop opens the sliding window to the cab area and asks what happened, everyone says, in unison, "He fell."
22nd Aug '16 11:17:59 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' novels imply that this happened to several Spartan trainees. In a flashback chapter in ''Literature/HaloFirstStrike'', one Spartan trainee was captured by the OPFOR during a "Capture the Flag" training exercise, and became badly injured. His Marine captors claimed he tripped down a flight of stairs... in a one story building.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' novels imply that this happened to several Spartan trainees.trainees during, well, training. In a flashback chapter in ''Literature/HaloFirstStrike'', one Spartan trainee was captured by the OPFOR during a "Capture the Flag" training exercise, and became badly injured. His Marine captors claimed he tripped down a flight of stairs... in a one story building.
22nd Aug '16 11:14:14 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Commented upon by several trainee Spartans in the ''Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach''. One Spartan was captured by the OPFOR of a training capture the flag game, and was badly injured. The Marines claimed he tripped down a flight of stairs; in a one story building.

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* Commented upon by The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' novels imply that this happened to several Spartan trainees. In a flashback chapter in ''Literature/HaloFirstStrike'', one Spartan trainee Spartans in the ''Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach''. One Spartan was captured by the OPFOR of during a "Capture the Flag" training capture the flag game, exercise, and was became badly injured. The Marines His Marine captors claimed he tripped down a flight of stairs; stairs... in a one story building.
4th Aug '16 10:19:21 AM Willbyr
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* ''SakuraGari'':

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* ''SakuraGari'': ''Manga/SakuraGari'':



* In ''FushigiYuugi'', Miaka notices a suspicious cut on Yui's wrist and asks her about it. Yui casually explains it (at first) as a minor injury she sustained upon entering the book. Later, it's revealed that she did that deliberately because she had been attacked and believed she had been raped.
* ''{{Medabots}}'': Henry used that excuse to justify an injury he got as the Phantom Renegade. It worked despite the injury being on his ''forehead''.

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* In ''FushigiYuugi'', ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', Miaka notices a suspicious cut on Yui's wrist and asks her about it. Yui casually explains it (at first) as a minor injury she sustained upon entering the book. Later, it's revealed that she did that deliberately because she had been attacked and believed she had been raped.
* ''{{Medabots}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}'': Henry used that excuse to justify an injury he got as the Phantom Renegade. It worked despite the injury being on his ''forehead''.
1st Aug '16 4:25:11 AM eowynjedi
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* In ''Literature/WolfHall'', young Thomas Cromwell explains his bruises by saying that he walked into a door, privately adding that it was a door named Walter Cromwell.
24th Jul '16 3:26:16 PM nombretomado
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* According to his book ''Growing Up Brady,'' Barry Williams sustained a nasty facial cut in a car accident during the later seasons of ''TheBradyBunch''. When he reported to the set the next day, the producer slapped a Band-Aid on the cut and decided that Greg Brady had "cut himself shaving." Barry thought, "What does Greg shave with, a lawn mower?"

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* According to his book ''Growing Up Brady,'' Barry Williams sustained a nasty facial cut in a car accident during the later seasons of ''TheBradyBunch''.''Series/TheBradyBunch''. When he reported to the set the next day, the producer slapped a Band-Aid on the cut and decided that Greg Brady had "cut himself shaving." Barry thought, "What does Greg shave with, a lawn mower?"
9th Jul '16 10:24:05 AM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* Al Bundy uses the shaving excuse twice on ''Series/MarriedWithChildren''. The first time was to explain why he had a bandage on his forehead at his and Peg's high school reunion (he used his head to hammer in a nail). The second was after getting in a fight with some punks in his old girlfriend's neighborhood, and returning bruised and battered.
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