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19th Apr '16 1:27:08 PM ike755
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* Sometimes, a lack of action can cause the digging-deeper feelings, resulting in a MortonsFork either speak up and actively dig yourself deeper, or stay silent and feel like you're digging yourself deeper by not even attempting to defuse the awkward situation.

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* Sometimes, a lack of action can cause the digging-deeper feelings, resulting in a MortonsFork either speak up and actively dig yourself deeper, or stay silent and feel like you're digging yourself deeper by not even attempting to defuse the awkward situation. The saying is "It is better to stay silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."
9th Mar '16 1:55:11 PM Hossmeister
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* Digging Yourself Deeper is pretty much the basis of every episode of ''CurbYourEnthusiasm'' where Larry David makes an innocuous statement which is taken badly, or misheard, and the ensuing consequences lead to hilarious further exchanges and climax.

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* Digging Yourself Deeper is pretty much the basis of every episode of ''CurbYourEnthusiasm'' ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'' where Larry David makes an innocuous statement which is taken badly, or misheard, and the ensuing consequences lead to hilarious further exchanges and climax.
17th Dec '15 1:33:21 AM Kakai
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* When Kitten of ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' starts to tell the Emperor about the Inquisition, the Emperor is furious. Kitten tries to bring up all the good things about the organization, but somehow ends up telling his lord only about the most horrid things it has done.

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* ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'':
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When Kitten of ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' starts to tell the Emperor about the Inquisition, the Emperor is furious. Kitten tries to bring up all the good things about the organization, but somehow ends up telling his lord only about the most horrid things it has done.done.
** While trying to hide the existence of the Fallen from Angels not in the know, Azrael, Asmodai and Watcher manage to blabber everything between the three of them.
23rd Nov '15 9:06:54 PM Doug86
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-->-- '''Jeff''', ''{{Series/Coupling}} -- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hstPHM3R1dY "The Girl with Two Breasts"]]''

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-->-- '''Jeff''', ''{{Series/Coupling}} ''Series/{{Coupling}} -- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hstPHM3R1dY "The Girl with Two Breasts"]]''



* Happens in an [[BonusEpisode extra episode]] of ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'', when some poor sod attempts to talk down [[HairTriggerTemper Shizuo]] with flattery and compares him to a really popular {{bishonen}} actor, Yuuhei Hanejima. Unfortunately for him, said actor is actually Shizuo's little brother, whom Shizuo is ''[[BigBrotherInstinct very]]'' protective of, and he instinctively interprets the namedrop as an attempt to invade Yuuhei's privacy through him. Of course, since the poor sod doesn't know this, he just thinks Shizuo's suddenly angry because he ''hates'' Yuuhei -- so he [[OpinionFlipflop rescinds his previous statement and calls Yuuhei an asshole.]] The only thing surprising about [[UnstoppableRage what happens next]] is that the poor sod actually ''survived''.

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* Happens in an [[BonusEpisode extra episode]] of ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'', ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'', when some poor sod attempts to talk down [[HairTriggerTemper Shizuo]] with flattery and compares him to a really popular {{bishonen}} actor, Yuuhei Hanejima. Unfortunately for him, said actor is actually Shizuo's little brother, whom Shizuo is ''[[BigBrotherInstinct very]]'' protective of, and he instinctively interprets the namedrop as an attempt to invade Yuuhei's privacy through him. Of course, since the poor sod doesn't know this, he just thinks Shizuo's suddenly angry because he ''hates'' Yuuhei -- so he [[OpinionFlipflop rescinds his previous statement and calls Yuuhei an asshole.]] The only thing surprising about [[UnstoppableRage what happens next]] is that the poor sod actually ''survived''.



* A ''stunningly awkward'' moment for Nurse Annie in issue #421 of ''Uncanny ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', doubling as a bit of a FreudianSlipperySlope.

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* A ''stunningly awkward'' moment for Nurse Annie in issue #421 of ''Uncanny ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', ComicBook/XMen'', doubling as a bit of a FreudianSlipperySlope.



* ''Film/MyCousinVinny'': The plot is the result of Vinny's cousin Billy and his friend Stanley being charged with murder. How did they get a murder charge? They didn't even ''know'' what they were arrested for , and kept answering questions thinking they were being charged with stealing some groceries they forgot to pay for. In fact this is TruthInTelevision for many people convicted of a crime because of statements made to the police, because many of the things you say, no matter how innocuous, can lead to a conviction.

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* ''Film/MyCousinVinny'': The plot is the result of Vinny's cousin Billy and his friend Stanley being charged with murder. How did they get a murder charge? They didn't even ''know'' what they were arrested for , for, and kept answering questions thinking they were being charged with stealing some groceries they forgot to pay for. In fact this is TruthInTelevision for many people convicted of a crime because of statements made to the police, because many of the things you say, no matter how innocuous, can lead to a conviction.



* Any sitcom involving [[Series/TheOfficeUK Ricky]] [[{{Series/Extras}} Gervais]].

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* Any sitcom involving [[Series/TheOfficeUK Ricky]] [[{{Series/Extras}} [[Series/{{Extras}} Gervais]].



--><massacre> Rosti, can I ask you something as a close friend?
--><Rosti_LFC> you could ask me something as a complete stranger, but go ahead
--><massacre> Do you reckon Emma would go out with me if I asked her?
--><Rosti_LFC> errr....
--><Rosti_LFC> ask her yourself?
--><massacre> no fucking way until I get a second opinion
--><Daz> dude she's in the channel
--><massacre> no she isn't
--><Rosti_LFC> yeah she is mate, look up
--><Rosti_LFC> she got op'd yesterday
--><massacre> fuck
--><massacre> PLAN B
--><massacre> spam the channel
--><massacre> with text
--><massacre> so it goes
--><Audia> hi
--><massacre> off her scrollback
--><Rosti_LFC> ahaha
--><massacre> FUCK

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--><massacre> --> Rosti, can I ask you something as a close friend?
--><Rosti_LFC> --> you could ask me something as a complete stranger, but go ahead
--><massacre> --> Do you reckon Emma would go out with me if I asked her?
--><Rosti_LFC> --> errr....
--><Rosti_LFC> --> ask her yourself?
--><massacre> --> no fucking way until I get a second opinion
--><Daz> --> dude she's in the channel
--><massacre> --> no she isn't
--><Rosti_LFC> --> yeah she is mate, look up
--><Rosti_LFC> --> she got op'd yesterday
--><massacre> --> fuck
--><massacre> --> PLAN B
--><massacre> --> spam the channel
--><massacre> --> with text
--><massacre> --> so it goes
--><Audia> --> hi
--><massacre> --> off her scrollback
--><Rosti_LFC> --> ahaha
--><massacre> --> FUCK



--><Audia> I'm going to go install Windows 7 right now
--><Audia> so I'll be offline for a bit
--><Audia> if he gets the balls to come back in here in the meantime tell him the answer is yes
--><Rosti_LFC> rofl

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--><Audia> --> I'm going to go install Windows 7 right now
--><Audia> --> so I'll be offline for a bit
--><Audia> --> if he gets the balls to come back in here in the meantime tell him the answer is yes
--><Rosti_LFC> --> rofl



--><Rosti_LFC> that was some hardcore nerd courtship ritual right there
--><Daz> Oh man, I wish I could fuck up asking a girl out that badly and still succeed

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--><Rosti_LFC> --> that was some hardcore nerd courtship ritual right there
--><Daz> --> Oh man, I wish I could fuck up asking a girl out that badly and still succeed



** In "Bart-Mangled Banner", the Simpsons are accused of being unpatriotic when Bart accidentally moons the American flag (and a little word-twisting) and are put on a talk show to clear themselved, the host asks "Which part of America do you hate the most?". Marge protests, sarcastically replying that if the government is built on questions like that, then she ''does'' hate America. Naturally, this gets the family in a bigger mess.

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** In "Bart-Mangled Banner", the Simpsons are accused of being unpatriotic when Bart accidentally moons the American flag (and a little word-twisting) and are put on a talk show to clear themselved, themselves, the host asks "Which part of America do you hate the most?". Marge protests, sarcastically replying that if the government is built on questions like that, then she ''does'' hate America. Naturally, this gets the family in a bigger mess.
17th Nov '15 10:12:05 AM RobTan
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** In one episode, Pheobe and Rachel start taking karate classes, and Ross tried to prove that they weren't as good as they thought they were by pretending to attack them. When they easily overpower him, he goes to their instructor for some pointers:
--->'''Ross:''' I tried attacking two women. It did not work.\\
'''Instructor:''' What?\\
'''Ross:''' No, I mean... it's okay, I mean, they're... they're my friends. In fact, I, I, I was married to one of them.\\
'''Instructor:''' Let me get this straight, man. You attacked your ex-wife?\\
'''Ross:''' Oh, no! No, no! No, I tried. But I couldn't. That's why I'm here. Maybe we could attack them together?
14th Nov '15 11:27:08 AM nombretomado
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* When Kitten of ''WebVideo/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' starts to tell the Emperor about the Inquisition, the Emperor is furious. Kitten tries to bring up all the good things about the organization, but somehow ends up telling his lord only about the most horrid things it has done.

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* When Kitten of ''WebVideo/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' ''WebAnimation/IfTheEmperorHadATextToSpeechDevice'' starts to tell the Emperor about the Inquisition, the Emperor is furious. Kitten tries to bring up all the good things about the organization, but somehow ends up telling his lord only about the most horrid things it has done.
28th Oct '15 12:45:32 PM WhatTheSpoot
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-->'''Marion''': Oh?

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-->'''Marion''': Oh?You'd know, of course.
28th Oct '15 9:19:36 AM WhatTheSpoot
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-->''({{Beat}})

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-->''({{Beat}})-->''({{Beat}})''
28th Oct '15 9:17:10 AM WhatTheSpoot
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* [[CuteAndPsycho Norman]] [[BewareTheNiceOnes Bates]] from ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' does this with absurd regularity.
-->'''Norman''': You eat like a bird, [[GigglingVillain haha]].
-->'''Marion''': Oh?
-->'''Norman''': You know, I hear the phrase 'eats like a bird' is actually a [[FreudWasRight fa - fals - f - fa - falsity]], because birds really eat a tremendous lot.
-->''({{Beat}})
-->'''Norman''': ...I really don't know anything about birds.
15th Oct '15 11:25:50 AM roxana
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** [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Mr. Spock]] uses the same trick on Kirk to get him to go on shore leave. See below.


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** In the episode ''Shore Leave'' Spock tricks a reluctant Kirk into taking shore leave by describing a crewman who is clearly overtired but refuses to take a vacation - guess who.
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