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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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* [[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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9th Mar '16 5:47:13 AM TrustBen
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* ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} does this a lot, especially when [[NoFourthWall addressing the reader]].
26th Feb '16 2:14:02 PM shamblingdead2
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* Series/FullerHouse : DJ frequently mixes this with a FingerWag.
--> This finger? It's ninety per cent of parenting.
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