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26th Feb '17 12:01:08 PM nombretomado
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* Will from ''TheInbetweeners'' does this a lot:

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* Will from ''TheInbetweeners'' ''Series/TheInbetweeners'' does this a lot:
20th Feb '17 8:54:32 AM DisillusionedColony
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* ''Webcomic/{{Xkcd}}'': [[https://www.xkcd.com/651/ Cueball has an argument at the airport]]:
--> ''Cueball:'' But if you're worried about bombs, why are you letting me keep my laptop batteries? If I overvolted them and breached the cells, it would make a sizeable explosion.
--> ''Megan:'' Oh god.
--> ''Cueball:'' It's okay, dear. In a moment he'll realize I have a good point and return my water.
23rd Jan '17 12:56:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the {{Belgariad}}/Malloreon by David Eddings, several characters fall for this, usually cut short by another character suggesting "Why don't you just stop talking now." or "What a fascinating observation, why don't we pursue that line of thought." or similar.
* Chloe William's comment to her husband Buck when he tries to explain the reason he calls a car by a girl's name in the LeftBehind book ''The Mark''.

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* In the {{Belgariad}}/Malloreon ''Literature/TheBelgariad'' / ''Literature/TheMalloreon'' by David Eddings, several characters fall for this, usually cut short by another character suggesting "Why don't you just stop talking now." or "What a fascinating observation, why don't we pursue that line of thought." or similar.
* Chloe William's comment to her husband Buck when he tries to explain the reason he calls a car by a girl's name in the LeftBehind Literature/LeftBehind book ''The Mark''.
12th Jan '17 9:58:17 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Tyrion's efforts to convince Shae he's not interested in Sansa fall comically short in "Dark Wings, Dark Words".
5th Jan '17 11:35:47 AM SeptimusHeap
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-->'''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.

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-->'''Norman''': You know, I hear the phrase 'eats like a bird' is actually a [[FreudWasRight fa - fals - f - fa - falsity]], falsity, because birds really eat a tremendous lot.
26th Dec '16 11:20:37 PM TimeLordVictorious
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-->'''Doctor''': Rory! What a relief! I'd thought I'd burst out of the wrong cake. Again. That reminds me, there's a girl sitting outside in a bikini, could someone let her inside and give her a jumper? Lucy? Lovely girl. Diabetic. Now then, Rory. We need to talk about your fiancé. She tried to kiss me. Tell you what though, you're a lucky man, she's a great kisser.

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-->'''Doctor''': Rory! What a relief! I'd thought I'd burst out of the wrong cake. Again.[[NoodleIncident Again]]. That reminds me, there's a girl sitting outside in a bikini, could someone let her inside and give her a jumper? Lucy? Lovely girl. Diabetic. Now then, Rory. We need to talk about your fiancé. She tried to kiss me. Tell you what though, you're a lucky man, she's a great kisser.
10th Dec '16 7:23:01 PM GhostOfAGeek
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* In ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', the local {{Goth}} girls refer to Summer's friend as "the Blessed Virgin Carrie". Carrie ignores it, but Summer and Uma try to [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=165467 explain why she should be insulted]] ... and end up invoking this trope.

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* In ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'', the local {{Goth}} girls refer to Summer's friend as "the Blessed Virgin Carrie". Carrie ignores it, but Summer and Uma try to [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=165467 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/2080304/say-what/ explain why she should be insulted]] ...insulted]]... and end up invoking this trope.



* 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."

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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."
25th Nov '16 7:35:57 AM ClatoLawa
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fanfic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6348223/chapters/14542783 Serendipitous Fate]]'', there's a scene where Adrien wakes up [[RagingStiffie erect]] after spending the night in Marinette's bed. And he soon learns from an amused Marinette that this isn't the first time it's happened there.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fanfic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6348223/chapters/14542783 Serendipitous Fate]]'', ''Fanfic/SerendipitousFate'', there's a scene where Adrien wakes up [[RagingStiffie erect]] after spending the night in Marinette's bed. And he soon learns from an amused Marinette that this isn't the first time it's happened there.
13th Nov '16 9:29:56 AM nombretomado
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* On ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', Miss Piggy tells DannyKaye how thrilled she is to meet him. Danny says that they've actually met before, which she might not remember because it was a long, long time ago. Then he realizes women don't like to be reminded of their ages, and says it was back when she was thin. The punchline comes during their subsequent musical number: "I'm sorry I said I knew you when you were thin. I ''never'' knew you when you were thin."

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* On ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', Miss Piggy tells DannyKaye Creator/DannyKaye how thrilled she is to meet him. Danny says that they've actually met before, which she might not remember because it was a long, long time ago. Then he realizes women don't like to be reminded of their ages, and says it was back when she was thin. The punchline comes during their subsequent musical number: "I'm sorry I said I knew you when you were thin. I ''never'' knew you when you were thin."



* Josh does this a ''lot'' on ''TheWestWing'', perhaps most famously in the infamous "Secret Plan to fight inflation" from Celestial Navigation.

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* Josh does this a ''lot'' on ''TheWestWing'', ''Series/TheWestWing'', perhaps most famously in the infamous "Secret Plan to fight inflation" from Celestial Navigation.
13th Nov '16 7:15:06 AM kyeo
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** In a later episode, a panicked Andrew runs into Willow, who knows he was an accomplice in the killing of her girlfriend:
--->'''Andrew''': Warren killed Tara. I didn't do it, and he was aiming for Buffy anyway.
--->'''Willow''':([[DeathGlare glowering]]) Not making it better.
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