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11th Jul '17 8:29:06 PM Willbyr
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3rd Jul '17 5:52:50 PM eroock
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Characters prone to this include the CloudCuckooLander and TheDitz. The OnlySaneMan (who is often subject to this) can respond with a facepalm, some form of internal monologue expressing his disbelief, or an attempt to remind the invoker of this trope what they were talking about in the first place. Occasionally, the subject material brought up in the DerailedTrainOfThought can result in the recipient receiving TooMuchInformation. Responses may include the SpitTake, and for added humor, the invoker of the DerailedTrainOfThought may remain unaware of the reaction he/she has caused.

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Characters prone to this include the CloudCuckooLander and TheDitz. The OnlySaneMan (who is often subject to this) can respond with a facepalm, some form of internal monologue expressing his disbelief, or an attempt to remind the invoker of this trope what they were talking about in the first place. Occasionally, the subject material brought up in the DerailedTrainOfThought Derailed Train of Thought can result in the recipient receiving TooMuchInformation. Responses may include the SpitTake, and for added humor, the invoker of the DerailedTrainOfThought Derailed Train of Thought may remain unaware of the reaction he/she has caused.



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20th Jun '17 4:23:14 PM eroock
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Related to WikiWalk, Metaphorgotten and SidetrackedByTheAnalogy. Compare SeinfeldianConversation in which the conversation is pointless but not necessarily unrelated.

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Related to WikiWalk, Metaphorgotten WikiWalk,{{Metaphorgotten}} and SidetrackedByTheAnalogy. Compare SeinfeldianConversation in which the conversation is pointless but not necessarily unrelated.
20th Jun '17 4:22:48 PM eroock
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Related to WikiWalk and SeinfeldianConversation, in which the conversation is pointless but not necessarily unrelated.

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Related to WikiWalk WikiWalk, Metaphorgotten and SeinfeldianConversation, SidetrackedByTheAnalogy. Compare SeinfeldianConversation in which the conversation is pointless but not necessarily unrelated.
29th Mar '17 5:57:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played with in ''Film/LethalWeapon4'', where Chris Rock and Joe Pesci go off on a huge tangent about cell phones, for no apparent reason.

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* Played with in ''Film/LethalWeapon4'', where Chris Rock and Joe Pesci go off on a huge tangent about cell phones, for no apparent reason.
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* In ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', [[MagnificentBastard Colonel Hans Landa]], in the middle of a conversation that will alter the course of history, pauses to ask his native English-speaking captives if he is properly using the expression "Bingo!"
* [[FirstPersonSmartass Harry Lockhart]] does this in ''Film/KissKissBangBang'', to much hilarity.
* In ''Film/CarryOnMatron'', Sid Carter and his partners in crime, Freddy and Ernie, are planning to steal a stockpile of birth control pills from a maternity hospital. As they look over the plans for the hospital and Sid explains where the pills are kept, Ernie asks where the babies are kept. An impatient Sid tells him they're in the wards, of course, but Ernie says it's not quite so obvious - he was born on the top deck of a Number 73 bus in Brixton High Street. Freddy says that's impossible as the Number 73 goes to Putney and Wimbledon, not Brixton, and then Sid says they're both wrong, it goes to Holloway (where he used to visit his wife in the women's prison).

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* In ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', [[MagnificentBastard Colonel Hans Landa]], in the middle of a conversation that will alter the course of history, pauses to ask his native English-speaking captives if he is properly using the expression "Bingo!"
* [[FirstPersonSmartass Harry Lockhart]] does this in ''Film/KissKissBangBang'', to much hilarity.
* In ''Film/CarryOnMatron'', Sid Carter and his partners in crime, Freddy and Ernie, are planning to steal a stockpile of birth control pills from a maternity hospital. As they look over the plans for the hospital and Sid explains where the pills are kept, Ernie asks where the babies are kept. An impatient Sid tells him they're in the wards, of course, but Ernie says it's not quite so obvious - he was born on the top deck of a Number 73 bus in Brixton High Street. Freddy says that's impossible as the Number 73 goes to Putney and Wimbledon, not Brixton, and then Sid says they're both wrong, it goes to Holloway (where he used to visit his wife in the women's prison).


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* Played with in ''Film/LethalWeapon4'', where Chris Rock and Joe Pesci go off on a huge tangent about cell phones, for no apparent reason.
* In ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', [[MagnificentBastard Colonel Hans Landa]], in the middle of a conversation that will alter the course of history, pauses to ask his native English-speaking captives if he is properly using the expression "Bingo!"
* [[FirstPersonSmartass Harry Lockhart]] does this in ''Film/KissKissBangBang'', to much hilarity.
* In ''Film/CarryOnMatron'', Sid Carter and his partners in crime, Freddy and Ernie, are planning to steal a stockpile of birth control pills from a maternity hospital. As they look over the plans for the hospital and Sid explains where the pills are kept, Ernie asks where the babies are kept. An impatient Sid tells him they're in the wards, of course, but Ernie says it's not quite so obvious - he was born on the top deck of a Number 73 bus in Brixton High Street. Freddy says that's impossible as the Number 73 goes to Putney and Wimbledon, not Brixton, and then Sid says they're both wrong, it goes to Holloway (where he used to visit his wife in the women's prison).

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29th Mar '17 5:57:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* According to the man himself, author Creator/PeterDavid is so prone to doing this that he called his column in ''Comics Buyer's Guide'' "But I Digress..." as a [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] of it.

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* According to the man himself, author Creator/PeterDavid is so prone to doing this that he called his column in ''Comics Buyer's Guide'' "But I Digress..." as a [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] of it.

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29th Mar '17 5:56:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'': Osaka, Cloud Cuckoo Lander extraordinaire, does this at least once, with a discussion on japanese characters that starts with hemorrhoids and goes on to the proper way to write kanji, and then to sea life.

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* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'': Osaka, Cloud Cuckoo Lander extraordinaire, does this at least once, with a discussion on japanese characters that starts with hemorrhoids and goes on to the proper way to write kanji, and then to sea life.



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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' - Don't even ''try'' to have a coherent conversation with [[CloudCuckoolander Gir]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' - Don't even ''try'' to have a coherent conversation with [[CloudCuckoolander Gir]].Gir]].

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29th Mar '17 5:55:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* Many of SethMacFarlane's works are prone to this. ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' employ [[CutawayGag 10-second shorts to provide comedy]], connected only to the dialogue by a "Just Like X" statement made by one of the characters.

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* Many of SethMacFarlane's Creator/SethMacFarlane's works are prone to this. ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' employ [[CutawayGag 10-second shorts to provide comedy]], connected only to the dialogue by a "Just Like X" statement made by one of the characters.
15th Jan '17 5:34:09 AM Doug86
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* In ''{{Outnumbered}}'', a question to Pete from Ben about wher Friday the 13th beliefs originated ends with Ben describing how someone could end up accidentally crucify themselves.

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* In ''{{Outnumbered}}'', ''Series/{{Outnumbered}}'', a question to Pete from Ben about wher Friday the 13th beliefs originated ends with Ben describing how someone could end up accidentally crucify themselves.
20th Oct '16 1:23:16 AM SuperSauce
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* The Music/WeirdAlYankovic song "Albuquerque" is a long, rambling screed that starts off with an account of his mom serving him sauerkraut for breakfast that touches on the number of molecules in Creator/LeonardNimoy's butt, moving out of the house, playful shriners, fluffy towels, ukulele-playing lepers, back-shavers, Albanian women with really bad body odor, Doctor Pepper, an airplane crash, an overly stuffed suitcase, eating soup out of ashtrays, air conditioning, those little mints that housekeepers leave on your pillow at high-class hotels, hermaphrodites with that Flock-of-Seagulls haircut, weasels, peaches, [[Characters/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]], mint-flavored dental floss, working at the Sizzler, excessive ear wax, Torso Boy, and a lucky autographed glow-in-the-dark snorkel, all to end up at the entire point of the song:

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* The Music/WeirdAlYankovic song "Albuquerque" is a long, rambling screed that starts off with an account of his mom serving him sauerkraut for breakfast that touches on the number of molecules in Creator/LeonardNimoy's butt, moving out of the house, playful shriners, fluffy towels, ukulele-playing lepers, back-shavers, Albanian women with really bad body odor, Doctor Pepper, an airplane crash, an overly stuffed suitcase, eating soup out of ashtrays, air conditioning, those little mints that housekeepers leave on your pillow at high-class hotels, hermaphrodites with that Flock-of-Seagulls haircut, weasels, peaches, [[Characters/TheLegendOfZelda [[LoveInterest Zelda]], mint-flavored dental floss, working at the Sizzler, excessive ear wax, Torso Boy, and a lucky autographed glow-in-the-dark snorkel, all to end up at the entire point of the song:



* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' - Don't even ''try'' to have a coherent conversation with [[CloudCuckoolander Gir]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' - Don't even ''try'' to have a coherent conversation with [[CloudCuckoolander Gir]].
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