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24th Sep '17 11:21:38 AM nombretomado
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* In ''[[{{Belgariad}} Polgara the Sorceress]]'', Polgara (While living in a town that has precisely one two story building in it), mentions to some of the friends of her recently deceased 'nephew' how insulting she thought an offer a man had made for the family cooperage while the family was still in mourning. The next day Polgara had to set the businessman's broken bones after he fell down the stairs about half a dozen times.

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* In ''[[{{Belgariad}} ''[[Literature/TheBelgariad Polgara the Sorceress]]'', Polgara (While living in a town that has precisely one two story building in it), mentions to some of the friends of her recently deceased 'nephew' how insulting she thought an offer a man had made for the family cooperage while the family was still in mourning. The next day Polgara had to set the businessman's broken bones after he fell down the stairs about half a dozen times.
8th Sep '17 1:43:26 PM GrammarNavi
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* An episode of ''TheMiddle'' found Frankie and the family quickly gathering up garbage for the once every two week garbage pick up. Frankie tossed an empty bottle to Sue which accidentally hit Brick in the head. Later at school when asked about the injury, Brick innocently said "My Mom hit me with a beer bottle", not intending it to sound the way it did.

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* An episode of ''TheMiddle'' ''Series/TheMiddle'' found Frankie and the family quickly gathering up garbage for the once every two week garbage pick up. Frankie tossed an empty bottle to Sue which accidentally hit Brick in the head. Later at school when asked about the injury, Brick innocently said "My Mom hit me with a beer bottle", not intending it to sound the way it did.
4th Aug '17 7:18:38 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Videogame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'', Bruce Wayne can use this if he shows up with signs of injury, even when it comes to injuries that would be really hard to explain away as shaving, such as [[spoiler:an EarNotch]].
-->'''Gordon''': What were you shaving with, a chainsaw?

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* In ''Videogame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'', Bruce Wayne can use this if he shows up with signs of injury, even when it comes to injuries that would be really hard to explain away as shaving, such as [[spoiler:an EarNotch]].
EarNotch.]]
-->'''Gordon''': What were What'd you shaving with, use, a chainsaw?
8th Jul '17 9:12:47 PM Linda58
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* In ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6607459/chapters/15117019 Birds Of a Feather]]'' after becoming the Black Canary, Laurel has to make up various excuses for the injuries she receives. Similar to (and possibly inspired by) ''ComicBook/{{Knightfall}}'' above, when she's very badly injured her allies pass it off as her crashing her motorcycle, and actually crash her motorcycle (much to her annoyance) to sell the lie. Oliver isn't fooled, usually because he knows [[SpotTheThread the injuries don't match the story]], leading to her coming up with a ''another'' lie: that she's been going to underground fight matches.
3rd Jul '17 10:07:44 PM dmcreif
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--->'''Foggy Nelson:''' Well, it's more plausible than "you put on a devil suit and beat the shit out of strangers".

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--->'''Foggy Nelson:''' Well, it's more plausible than "you put on a devil suit and beat the shit out of strangers".strangers"!


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--->'''Matt Murdock:''' That is a deal.
1st Jul '17 3:14:44 AM StFan
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* The titular character of ''{{Manga/Loveless}}'' uses the "fell down stairs" excuse to cover for one of the many times his mother attempted to murder him.

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* The titular character of ''{{Manga/Loveless}}'' ''Manga/{{Loveless}}'' uses the "fell down stairs" excuse to cover for one of the many times his mother attempted to murder him.



-->'''Wayne''': I fell from a tree.\\
'''Doctor''': A tree?\\
'''Wayne''': Yes, it was a very tall tree.

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-->'''Wayne''': --->'''Wayne:''' I fell from a tree.\\
'''Doctor''': '''Doctor:''' A tree?\\
'''Wayne''': '''Wayne:''' Yes, it was a very tall tree.



*** In an odd turn, an ''actual'' shaving cut saved Batman on one occasion in the early comics. As Bruce Wayne, he met and briefly romanced a woman who, unbeknownst to him, was one of the Joker's henchwomen. Later, as Batman, he's about to be shot by the Joker, but she recognizes the shaving cut and [[TakingTheBullet takes the bullet for him.]]

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*** ** In an odd turn, an ''actual'' shaving cut saved Batman on one occasion in the early comics. As Bruce Wayne, he met and briefly romanced a woman who, unbeknownst to him, was one of the Joker's henchwomen. Later, as Batman, he's about to be shot by the Joker, but she recognizes the shaving cut and [[TakingTheBullet takes the bullet for him.]]



** At the end of {{ComicBook/Hush}}, Batman is questioning The Riddler, who's currently under custody. When he doesn't like the answer he gets, he punches Riddler so hard he ends up on the floor. The noise prompts a couple of guards to enter the room.
-->'''Guard''': What happened?
-->'''Batman''': He fell.

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** At the end of {{ComicBook/Hush}}, ''ComicBook/{{Hush}}'', Batman is questioning The Riddler, who's currently under custody. When he doesn't like the answer he gets, he punches Riddler so hard he ends up on the floor. The noise prompts a couple of guards to enter the room.
-->'''Guard''': --->'''Guard:''' What happened?
-->'''Batman''':
happened?\\
'''Batman:'''
He fell.



* In ''ComicBook/JonahHex'' the title character sarcastically gives all sorts of unlikely explanations to his massive facial scarring when asked about it, from the traditional "cut myself shaving" to "my toothpick slipped."
** The first phrase is seen in the trailer for [[Film/JonahHex the live-action film.]]
--->'''Random gunslinger''': Hey Hey! [[TooDumbToLive What happened to your face?]]
--->''* Hex shoots the gunslinger in the face without looking away from his drink* ''
--->'''Hex''': Cut myself shaving. What happened to yours?

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* In ''ComicBook/JonahHex'' the title character sarcastically gives all sorts of unlikely explanations to his massive facial scarring when asked about it, from the traditional "cut myself shaving" to "my toothpick slipped."
** The first phrase is seen in the trailer for [[Film/JonahHex the live-action film.]]
--->'''Random gunslinger''': Hey Hey! [[TooDumbToLive What happened to your face?]]
--->''* Hex shoots the gunslinger in the face without looking away from his drink* ''
--->'''Hex''': Cut myself shaving. What happened to yours?
slipped".



* An arc of ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' had a RunningGag/subplot of Peter Parker attempting to explain to his boss his injuries from battling super villains the night before. His excuses included a pot exploding in the microwave, to falling into the gorilla cage at the zoo.

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* An arc of ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'' had ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' has a RunningGag/subplot of Peter Parker attempting to explain to his boss his injuries from battling super villains the night before. His excuses included a pot exploding in the microwave, to falling into the gorilla cage at the zoo.



* The ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' Alternate Timeline fic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7568728/1/ Saruman of many Devices]] features the disgraced lord of Dorwinion intentionally "cutting himself shaving" so as to avoid an inevitable death sentence, allowing his son to inherit. This is enabled by Prince Brand, who he betrayed by cowardice.

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* The ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' Alternate Timeline fic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7568728/1/ Saruman of many Devices]] features the disgraced lord of Dorwinion intentionally "cutting himself shaving" so as to avoid an inevitable death sentence, allowing his son to inherit. This is enabled by Prince Brand, who he betrayed by cowardice.



-->'''Laurel:''' ''(incredulous)'' Jet skiing?
-->'''Thea:''' Yeah, it was the douchiest thing I could think of, and now he’s telling everyone. You’re welcome.

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-->'''Laurel:''' ''(incredulous)'' ''[incredulous]'' Jet skiing?
-->'''Thea:'''
skiing?\\
'''Thea:'''
Yeah, it was the douchiest thing I could think of, and now he’s he's telling everyone. You’re welcome.You're welcome.
* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', Goku, arriving to fight what's left of the Ginyu Force, one-shots the guy who almost killed Vegeta and then asks Vegeta how he got all beat up. Vegeta (with Ghost Nappa's prompting) says he fell down some stairs. Krillin interjects, but stops when Vegeta threatens to throw him down a flight.
* In ''WebVideo/TheJokerBlogs'', [[spoiler:Batman is wounded by Harleen's shotgun blast. He escapes and the next day, it's mentioned on the news that Bruce Wayne was in a nasty hunting accident.]]



[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/{{Chinatown}}''- when asked about his cut nose, the lead character gives a reply that would fit into the ''Film/ChasingAmy'' scar comparison scene:
--> Your wife got excited. She crossed her legs a little too quick.
-->Yelburton: My goodness, what happened to your nose?
-->Jake Gittes: I cut myself shaving.
* In ''Film/ToLiveAndDieInLA'', Secret Service agents are posing as businessmen to bust a famous counterfeiter. One of the agents gets a black eye during a prolonged chase and, when asked by the counterfeiter where the shiner came from, he replies: "I got hit by a tennis ball."
* ''FamilyBusiness'' stars Creator/SeanConnery, Creator/DustinHoffman, and 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."
* In the TV movie ''NoOneWouldTell'' Candace Cameron's character tries to explain all her bruises this way to her best friend Nikki, and other people, when in reality her abusive boyfriend Bobby has been hitting her.
* In ''Film/{{Philadelphia}}'', Creator/TomHanks's character, attempting to hide his AIDS, explains a cancerous skin marking as being a bruise that he sustained from being hit by a tennis ball.
* In ''Film/KindergartenCop'', Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger gets the "I fell down" excuse from a little boy and his mother when he (the kid, not Arnold) keeps showing up to class with fresh bruises. Naturally, Arnold ain't buying it, so he confronts the abusive father and, after laying down the cardinal rule of "You hit the kid, I hit ''you''," [[PapaWolf proceeds to beat the ever-lovin' crap out of him]], much to the delight of the principal.
* The narrator of ''Film/FightClub'', is asked to explain his fighting injuries to a doctor. His friend [[spoiler: and alternate personality]] suggests that he "fell down some stairs." The narrator agrees. The repetition makes a lot more sense when you learn [[spoiler:that "Tyler" is an alternate personality as the doctor wouldn't have heard him speaking as he isn't really there]]
* Parodied cheerfully by Creator/HughJackman's character in ''SomeoneLikeYou'', who claims that he ''bit'' himself shaving.

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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/{{Chinatown}}''- when asked about his cut nose, the lead character gives a reply that would fit into the ''Film/ChasingAmy'' scar comparison scene:
--> Your wife got excited. She crossed her legs a little too quick.
-->Yelburton: My goodness, what happened to your nose?
-->Jake Gittes: I cut myself shaving.
* In ''Film/ToLiveAndDieInLA'', Secret Service agents are posing as businessmen to bust a famous counterfeiter. One of the agents gets a black eye during a prolonged chase and, when asked by the counterfeiter where the shiner came from, he replies: "I got hit by a tennis ball."
* ''FamilyBusiness'' stars Creator/SeanConnery, Creator/DustinHoffman, and 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."
* In the TV movie ''NoOneWouldTell'' Candace Cameron's character tries to explain all her bruises this way to her best friend Nikki, and other people, when in reality her abusive boyfriend Bobby has been hitting her.
* In ''Film/{{Philadelphia}}'', Creator/TomHanks's character, attempting to hide his AIDS, explains a cancerous skin marking as being a bruise that he sustained from being hit by a tennis ball.
* In ''Film/KindergartenCop'', Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger gets the "I fell down" excuse from a little boy and his mother when he (the kid, not Arnold) keeps showing up to class with fresh bruises. Naturally, Arnold ain't buying it, so he confronts the abusive father and, after laying down the cardinal rule of "You hit the kid, I hit ''you''," [[PapaWolf proceeds to beat the ever-lovin' crap out of him]], much to the delight of the principal.
* The narrator of ''Film/FightClub'', is asked to explain his fighting injuries to a doctor. His friend [[spoiler: and alternate personality]] suggests that he "fell down some stairs." The narrator agrees. The repetition makes a lot more sense when you learn [[spoiler:that "Tyler" is an alternate personality as the doctor wouldn't have heard him speaking as he isn't really there]]
* Parodied cheerfully by Creator/HughJackman's character in ''SomeoneLikeYou'', who claims that he ''bit'' himself shaving.
[[folder:Films -- Animation]]



-->'''Top Cat''': Not another accident? Oh dear. What happened to you this time, Safranek?
-->'''Safranek''': *gulps* I cut myself shaving, sir.
-->'''Top Cat''': But, your hand!
-->'''Safranek''': That's what I was shaving with, sir.

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-->'''Top Cat''': Cat:''' Not another accident? Oh dear. What happened to you this time, Safranek?
-->'''Safranek''': *gulps*
Safranek?\\
'''Safranek:''' ''[gulps]''
I cut myself shaving, sir.
-->'''Top Cat''':
sir.\\
'''Top Cat:'''
But, your hand!
-->'''Safranek''':
hand!\\
'''Safranek:'''
That's what I was shaving with, sir.sir.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The phrase is seen in the trailer for the ''Film/JonahHex'' live-action film.
-->'''Random gunslinger:''' Hey Hey! [[TooDumbToLive What happened to your face?]]\\
''[Hex shoots the gunslinger in the face without looking away from his drink]''\\
'''Hex:''' Cut myself shaving. What happened to yours?
* ''Film/{{Chinatown}}'': When asked about his cut nose, the lead character gives a reply that would fit into the ''Film/ChasingAmy'' scar comparison scene:
--> Your wife got excited. She crossed her legs a little too quick.
-->'''Yelburton:''' My goodness, what happened to your nose?\\
'''Jake Gittes:''' I cut myself shaving.
* In ''Film/ToLiveAndDieInLA'', Secret Service agents are posing as businessmen to bust a famous counterfeiter. One of the agents gets a black eye during a prolonged chase and, when asked by the counterfeiter where the shiner came from, he replies: "I got hit by a tennis ball."
* ''Film/FamilyBusiness'' stars Creator/SeanConnery, Creator/DustinHoffman, and 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."
* In the TV movie ''NoOneWouldTell'' Candace Cameron's character tries to explain all her bruises this way to her best friend Nikki, and other people, when in reality her abusive boyfriend Bobby has been hitting her.
* In ''Film/{{Philadelphia}}'', Creator/TomHanks's character, attempting to hide his AIDS, explains a cancerous skin marking as being a bruise that he sustained from being hit by a tennis ball.
* In ''Film/KindergartenCop'', Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger gets the "I fell down" excuse from a little boy and his mother when he (the kid, not Arnold) keeps showing up to class with fresh bruises. Naturally, Arnold ain't buying it, so he confronts the abusive father and, after laying down the cardinal rule of "You hit the kid, I hit ''you''," [[PapaWolf proceeds to beat the ever-lovin' crap out of him]], much to the delight of the principal.
* The narrator of ''Film/FightClub'', is asked to explain his fighting injuries to a doctor. His friend [[spoiler: and alternate personality]] suggests that he "fell down some stairs." The narrator agrees. The repetition makes a lot more sense when you learn [[spoiler:that "Tyler" is an alternate personality as the doctor wouldn't have heard him speaking as he isn't really there]]
* Parodied cheerfully by Creator/HughJackman's character in ''SomeoneLikeYou'', who claims that he ''bit'' himself shaving.



* A {{Inver|tedTrope}}sion in the interrogation in ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}'', notable for its [[BluenoseBowdleriser Bowdlerised]] rewording (from the infamous "melon farmer" version):
-->'''Original:''' How'd you get that scar? Eatin' pussy?
-->'''Hilarious:''' How'd you get that scar? Eatin' pineapple?

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* A {{Inver|tedTrope}}sion in the interrogation in ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}'', ''Film/{{Scarface|1983}}'', notable for its [[BluenoseBowdleriser Bowdlerised]] rewording (from the infamous "melon farmer" version):
-->'''Original:''' How'd you get that scar? Eatin' pussy?
-->'''Hilarious:'''
pussy?\\
'''Hilarious:'''
How'd you get that scar? Eatin' pineapple?



--> '''Federal Agent:''' You shave with your spats on?
--> '''Spats:''' I ''sleep'' with my spats on!

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--> '''Federal -->'''Federal Agent:''' You shave with your spats on?
-->
on?\\
'''Spats:''' I ''sleep'' with my spats on!



-->'''Bond''': Got it from a widow.
-->'''Therapist''': Really - I thought you'd be just the type for a widow.
-->'''Bond''': No, he didn't care for me at all.

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-->'''Bond''': -->'''Bond:''' Got it from a widow.
-->'''Therapist''':
widow.\\
'''Therapist:'''
Really - -- I thought you'd be just the type for a widow.
-->'''Bond''':
widow.\\
'''Bond:'''
No, he didn't care for me at all.



-->Executive: Bee sting, huh?
-->Scott: A ''big'' bee.

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-->Executive: -->'''Executive:''' Bee sting, huh?
-->Scott:
huh?\\
'''Scott:'''
A ''big'' bee.



--> '''Nikki''': Mommy, what happened to you and the TV room?
--> '''Vernita''': Oh... That good-for-nothing dog of yours got his little ass in the living room and acted a damn fool. That's what happened, baby.
--> '''Nikki''' (understandably skeptical): Barney did ''this''?

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--> '''Nikki''': -->'''Nikki:''' Mommy, what happened to you and the TV room?
--> '''Vernita''':
room?\\
'''Vernita:'''
Oh... That good-for-nothing dog of yours got his little ass in the living room and acted a damn fool. That's what happened, baby.
--> '''Nikki''' (understandably skeptical):
baby.\\
'''Nikki:''' ''[understandably skeptical]''
Barney did ''this''?



--> '''Warder:''' What happened?
--> '''Boy:''' I fell.

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--> '''Warder:''' -->'''Warder:''' What happened?
-->
happened?\\
'''Boy:''' I fell.



-->'''Bruce Wayne:''' [disgusted] I'm not learning polo, Alfred.

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-->'''Bruce Wayne:''' [disgusted] ''[disgusted]'' I'm not learning polo, Alfred.



--> '''Captain''': "Cut yourself?"
--> '''Harry''': (smirks, gestures at his face). "Shaving."

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--> '''Captain''': "Cut yourself?"
--> '''Harry''': (smirks,
-->'''Captain:''' Cut yourself?\\
'''Harry:''' ''[smirks,
gestures at his face). "Shaving."face]'' Shaving.



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* In the zombie parody ''DuskOfTheDead'', a survivor has a conversation with a bitten person that goes something like this:

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* In the zombie parody ''DuskOfTheDead'', ''Dusk of the Dead'', a survivor has a conversation with a bitten person that goes something like this:



* In ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'', Goku, arriving to fight what's left of the Ginyu Force, one-shots the guy who almost killed Vegeta and then asks Vegeta how he got all beat up. Vegeta (with Ghost Nappa's prompting) says he fell down some stairs. Krillin interjects, but stops when Vegeta threatens to throw him down a flight.
* In ''WebVideo/TheJokerBlogs'', [[spoiler:Batman is wounded by Harleen's shotgun blast. He escapes and the next day, it's mentioned on the news that Bruce Wayne was in a nasty hunting accident.]]



--> '''Bill:''' That's an interesting story. You know what? I was walking... I was walking. And I walked into a door.
--> '''Dale:''' ''(suspiciously)'' Wait a minute. How was that interesting?
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Spongebob walks into the Krusty Krab with a black eye and the others question how he got it. In response, he makes up a bunch of ridiculous stories about fighting this guy from his dream. Eventually he is forced to tell the truth when the guy does show up. The truth: he slipped on a tube of toothpaste and he hit himself in the eye with a wrench.

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--> '''Bill:''' -->'''Bill:''' That's an interesting story. You know what? I was walking... I was walking. And I walked into a door.
-->
door.\\
'''Dale:''' ''(suspiciously)'' ''[suspiciously]'' Wait a minute. How was that interesting?
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Spongebob ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', [=SpongeBob=] walks into the Krusty Krab with a black eye and the others question how he got it. In response, he makes up a bunch of ridiculous stories about fighting this guy from his dream. Eventually he is forced to tell the truth when the guy does show up. The truth: he slipped on a tube of toothpaste and he hit himself in the eye with a wrench.



* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' - the kids gang up on their babysitter, tickling her, but she has issues with tickling and reflexively punches Tina, giving her a black eye. To save her job, Louise suggests everyone gets black eyes, so they all punch each other, later giving no explanation how it happened.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} [[Dreamland/{{Archer}} Dreamland]]'' has this exchange:
--->'''Kreiger''': ''[Explaining his black eye]'' I...walked into a door? Repeatedly?\\
'''Charlotte''': Oh yeah...my mother used to do that.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' - the ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'': The kids gang up on their babysitter, tickling her, but she has issues with tickling and reflexively punches Tina, giving her a black eye. To save her job, Louise suggests everyone gets black eyes, so they all punch each other, later giving no explanation how it happened.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} [[Dreamland/{{Archer}} [[WesternAnimation/ArcherDreamland Dreamland]]'' has this exchange:
--->'''Kreiger''': ''[Explaining --->'''Kreiger:''' ''[explaining his black eye]'' I...walked into a door? Repeatedly?\\
'''Charlotte''': '''Charlotte:''' Oh yeah...my mother used to do that.



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24th Jun '17 7:02:04 AM Piterpicher
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* In ''TheEnglishPatient'', the title character acquires a number of scars during his affair with Katharine Clifton (ranging from punches to a stabbing with a fork). He explains them away as accidents; the rest of the group seem to believe him, and decide he's incredibly clumsy.

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* In ''TheEnglishPatient'', ''Film/TheEnglishPatient'', the title character acquires a number of scars during his affair with Katharine Clifton (ranging from punches to a stabbing with a fork). He explains them away as accidents; the rest of the group seem to believe him, and decide he's incredibly clumsy.
15th Jun '17 9:45:50 AM dmcreif
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** ''Series/IronFist2017'': In "Felling Tree with Roots", after Harold Meachum kills two enforcers Madame Gao sent to his penthouse to [[{{Fingore}} collect a finger or two as punishment]], he cuts off his left pinkie finger to make sure it seems like the enforcers did their job then disappeared. While Harold is using a clawhammer to mutilate the bodies (destroying their teeth so the police can't identify them), Ward shows up, having been summoned by Harold to dump the bodies.
-->'''Harold Meachum:''' ''[cheerfully]'' Oh, Ward! It's about time! ''[Ward quickly grabs the nearest wastepaper basket so he can retch, only to freeze up when he sees Harold's severed finger at the bottom, leaving him reduced to dry-heaving]'' [[ComicallyMissingThePoint You okay, son? You look a little green.]] Hey, what happened to your hands?
-->'''Ward Meachum:''' What happened to yours?
-->'''Harold Meachum:''' Oh, uh, kitchen accident.
31st May '17 5:46:29 AM mariofan1000
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* ''Webcomic/BugMartini'' once postulated if people whose spouses really do get black eyes from running into doors would claim they were evil enough to be worth abusing, in that people would never believe the truth and assume abuse.

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* ''Webcomic/BugMartini'' [[http://www.bugmartini.com/comic/punch-drunk-love/ once postulated postulated]] if people whose spouses really do get black eyes from running into doors would have to claim they were evil enough to be worth abusing, in that people would never believe the truth and assume abuse.


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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} [[Dreamland/{{Archer}} Dreamland]]'' has this exchange:
--->'''Kreiger''': ''[Explaining his black eye]'' I...walked into a door? Repeatedly?\\
'''Charlotte''': Oh yeah...my mother used to do that.
29th May '17 4:50:36 PM AFP
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* Near the end of the ''[[Literature/VattasWar Vatta's War]]'' arc of books, a person who suddenly landed in [[spoiler:Rafe Dunbarger's]] bad books (and by assumed extension, Kylara's), is found later with suspicious injuries. He insists that he just fell down a ladder.

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* Near the end of the ''[[Literature/VattasWar Vatta's War]]'' arc of books, a person who suddenly landed in [[spoiler:Rafe Dunbarger's]] bad books (and by assumed extension, Kylara's), is found later with suspicious injuries. He insists that he just fell down a ladder. [[GenreSavvy The medics ask him if he pissed the ladder off first.]]
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