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28th Apr '18 11:23:45 AM nombretomado
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* Practical Pig in Disney's ''Disney/ThreeLittlePigs''. The finger point, in fact, was very common in the early days of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, as mentioned on ''Literature/TheIllusionOfLife''. Animators were starting to animate dialogue, and the pointing finger was the most popular way of hitting the accents on the voice track. As their skills improved and found more sophisticated ways of matching the vocals, use of the finger was curtailed as too cliche.

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* Practical Pig in Disney's ''Disney/ThreeLittlePigs''.''WesternAnimation/TheThreeLittlePigs''. The finger point, in fact, was very common in the early days of UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, as mentioned on ''Literature/TheIllusionOfLife''. Animators were starting to animate dialogue, and the pointing finger was the most popular way of hitting the accents on the voice track. As their skills improved and found more sophisticated ways of matching the vocals, use of the finger was curtailed as too cliche.
10th Nov '17 5:02:55 PM krimzonflygon2
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* Genie ''tries'' to do this in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' when Al tells him that he [[LoopholeAbuse never actually wished to get out of the Cave of Wonders]], and Genie had ended up doing it for free. As Genie doesn't actually have a rebuttal, he raises his finger with a huge grin, [[{{Beat}} freezes]], then his [[JawDrop jaw hits the floor]] as he realized that he's been outwitted.
4th Oct '17 8:23:42 AM DustSnitch
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* This [[TropeCodifier probably goes back]] to Creator/{{Plato}} (''the'' quintessential Western philosopher), as depicted on the famous fresco ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_School_of_Athens The School of Athens]]'' by Raphael. In fact, Plato's upward-pointing finger is contrasted by Creator/{{Aristotle}}'s downturned palm, which [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolically]] depicts Plato's idealized view of nature and Aristotle's more materialistic way of thinking.

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* This [[TropeCodifier probably goes back]] to Creator/{{Plato}} (''the'' quintessential Western philosopher), as depicted on the famous fresco ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_School_of_Athens The School of Athens]]'' by Raphael. In fact, Plato's upward-pointing finger is contrasted by Creator/{{Aristotle}}'s downturned palm, which [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolically]] depicts Plato's idealized abstract view of nature and Aristotle's more materialistic empirical way of thinking.
6th Aug '17 3:28:18 PM Sabrewing
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* In one of his stand-up routines, Creator/{{Gallagher}} claims that he used to annoy his teachers by constantly raising his hand for questions, to the point that they would only respond to him when he prefaced a question with this.
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12th Jun '17 6:13:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* VGCats parodies this [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=141 here.]]

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* VGCats Webcomic/VGCats parodies this [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=141 here.]]
14th Mar '17 10:39:08 AM WileK209
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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic does this when he introduces a [[UpToEleven Top 11]] video, explaining "Because I like to go one step beyond."
11th Mar '17 6:00:27 PM WileK209
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* Creator/KennedyCartoons founder Glen Kennedy was fond of having characters he would animate do this, as seen on episodes of ''WesternAnimation/APupNamedScoobyDoo'', ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' and ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop''.
8th Mar '17 12:43:56 PM DarkHunter
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-->'''Kinsey''': (holds up one finger) I'm sure it was, Commander-
-->'''Thor''': (copies the gesture) ''Supreme'' Commander.

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-->'''Kinsey''': (holds ''[holds up one finger) finger]'' I'm sure it was, Commander-
-->'''Thor''': (copies ''[copies the gesture) ''Supreme'' gesture]'' '''Supreme''' Commander.
23rd Feb '17 6:14:56 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Art/TheLastSupper'': Thomas, the apostle to Jesus's left, is raising his index finger as if to make a point. This could be an indication of his doubt in Jesus's accusation, referencing the doubt Thomas has in ''Literature/TheFourGospels'' when the Apostles claim Jesus has risen from the dead.
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29th Jul '16 3:14:46 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e9/Lämpel.jpg Teacher Lämpel]] from Creator/WilhelmBusch's ''Literature/MaxAndMoritz'' is introduced with this pose.

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