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23rd Jan '16 4:56:24 AM nowaymanguy
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* In ''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.

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* In ''Series/Outnumbered'', ''{{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.
23rd Jan '16 4:53:39 AM nowaymanguy
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* In ''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.
--> ''Pete: Yeah, I think we may have gone on a ''bit'' of a tangent.
8th Dec '15 1:40:41 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': Absent-minded Mrs. Davis often suffers from thought derailment.
8th Dec '15 12:01:57 PM erforce
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* Played with in the 4th ''Film/LethalWeapon'' movie, 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 the 4th ''Film/LethalWeapon'' movie, ''Film/LethalWeapon4'', where Chris Rock and Joe Pesci go off on a huge tangent about cell phones, for no apparent reason.
8th Nov '15 4:12:03 AM Shaid
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--> '''Brian:''' ...That depends. Do you really want my advice or are you just asking random questions?
--> '''Peter:''' What's a hypotenuse?
6th Sep '15 8:53:48 PM mlsmithca
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* 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).



* The narrator of {{Mark Twain}}'s "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" asks an old man about someone named Leonidas W. Smiley. The old man says he has never heard of anyone named Leonidas W. Smiley, but he ''has'' heard of someone named Jim Smiley. The rest of the story comprises a RamblingOldManMonologue about Jim Smiley and his jumping frog.

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* The narrator of {{Mark Twain}}'s Creator/MarkTwain's "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" asks an old man about someone named Leonidas W. Smiley. The old man says he has never heard of anyone named Leonidas W. Smiley, but he ''has'' heard of someone named Jim Smiley. The rest of the story comprises a RamblingOldManMonologue about Jim Smiley and his jumping frog.
30th Apr '15 11:09:06 PM Smurfton
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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, [[Franchise/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, [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda [[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:
30th Apr '15 11:03:03 PM Smurfton
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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, [[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, [[TheLegendOfZelda [[Franchise/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:
27th Dec '13 8:05:44 PM Prfnoff
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This is what happens when you try to have a conversation with a CloudCuckooLander. You try to talk to them about the weather, and then they get started on pink unicorns and that website with all those strange literary devices. In essence, the Wiki Talk is when one character becomes so sidetracked by one train of thought that he completely forgets about the original topic.

Characters prone to this include the CloudCuckooLander (as mentioned above) 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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This is what happens when you try to have a conversation with a CloudCuckooLander. You try to talk to them about the weather, and then they get started on pink unicorns and that website with all those strange literary devices. In essence, the Wiki Talk is when When one character becomes so sidetracked by one train of thought that he completely forgets about the original topic.

Characters prone to this include the CloudCuckooLander (as mentioned above) 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.
14th Dec '13 2:30:44 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''DaveBarry Slept Here'', Thomas Jefferson, who is writing the Declaration of Independence in an all-nighter, lets the document's subject wander to people flushing inappropriate objects down toilets, among other things.

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* In ''DaveBarry Slept Here'', ''Literature/DaveBarrySleptHere'', Thomas Jefferson, who is writing the Declaration of Independence in an all-nighter, lets the document's subject wander to people flushing inappropriate objects down toilets, among other things.
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