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17th Nov '17 1:59:06 AM jormis29
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* In ''Series/TheITCrowd'', Mr Reynholm is interviewed. His favorite non-fictional character is SherlockHolmes. When he's told that Sherlock is fictional, he tells the interviewer to check her facts. She decides to ask him who his favorite fictional character is, which turns out to be Music/TheElephantMan.

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* In ''Series/TheITCrowd'', Mr Reynholm is interviewed. His favorite non-fictional character is SherlockHolmes. When he's told that Sherlock is fictional, he tells the interviewer to check her facts. She decides to ask him who his favorite fictional character is, which turns out to be Music/TheElephantMan.Film/TheElephantMan.
17th Nov '17 1:50:20 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* In ''Series/TheITCrowd'', Mr Reynholm is interviewed. His favorite non-fictional character is SherlockHolmes. When he's told that Sherlock is fictional, he tells the interviewer to check her facts. She decides to ask him who his favorite fictional character is, which turns out to be TheElephantMan.

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* In ''Series/TheITCrowd'', Mr Reynholm is interviewed. His favorite non-fictional character is SherlockHolmes. When he's told that Sherlock is fictional, he tells the interviewer to check her facts. She decides to ask him who his favorite fictional character is, which turns out to be TheElephantMan.Music/TheElephantMan.
11th Nov '17 1:14:23 PM Nakuyabi
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* As stated on TheOtherWiki, Timbuktu has been subject to this - a surprising amount of people in the UK thought Timbuktu [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6062360.stm didn't actually exist]].

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* As stated on TheOtherWiki, Timbuktu has been subject to this - a surprising amount of people in the UK thought Timbuktu [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6062360.stm didn't actually exist]]. exist]] (due in good part to people referring to it as part of an AndImTheQueenOfSheba snark).
11th Nov '17 1:10:17 PM Nakuyabi
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* When Carl von Linné published his first edition of ''Systema Naturae'', he felt it important to add a section listing down the species that would ''not'' be classified by him, on the grounds that they weren't real. This makes sense given that bestiaries at the time would typically feature many mythological species as if they actually existed, so Linné wanted his readers to be well-informed. Some of the species he mentions as being made-up include dragons, unicorns, phoenixes... and pelicans.

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* When Carl von Linné published his first edition of ''Systema Naturae'', he felt it important to add a section listing down the species that he would ''not'' be classified by him, classify, on the grounds that they weren't real. This makes sense given that bestiaries at the time would typically feature many mythological species as if they actually existed, so Linné wanted his readers to be well-informed. Some of the species he mentions as being made-up include dragons, unicorns, phoenixes... and pelicans.pelicans.
** Also, the definitions of the words "dragons" and "unicorns" were a good deal broader back then than they are today (meaning "any really large lizard" and "any one-horned animal" respectively), so... [[https://answersingenesis.org/dinosaurs/dragon-legends/ Dinosaurs?]] [[https://answersingenesis.org/extinct-animals/unicorns-in-the-bible/ Rhinoceroses?]] Bah! Don't be silly!
28th Oct '17 1:40:31 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/StanFreberg's ''Christmas Dragnet'' a man named Grudge doesn't believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, [[ChristopherColumbus Columbus]], or Cincinnati, and "ain't made up [his] mind yet about Toledo." By the end police detectives have shown him the error of his ways in regards to Santa, the Easter Bunny, Columbus, and Cincinnati; but he still ain't made up his mind about Toledo.

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* In Creator/StanFreberg's ''Christmas Dragnet'' a man named Grudge doesn't believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, [[ChristopherColumbus [[UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus Columbus]], or Cincinnati, and "ain't made up [his] mind yet about Toledo." By the end police detectives have shown him the error of his ways in regards to Santa, the Easter Bunny, Columbus, and Cincinnati; but he still ain't made up his mind about Toledo.
25th Oct '17 12:59:27 PM RichardX1
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LoooneyTunes'' short "Bedeviled Hare", Bugs exclaims that there's no such animal as gazelles.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LoooneyTunes'' ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Bedeviled Hare", Bugs exclaims that there's no such animal as gazelles.
18th Oct '17 3:07:00 PM jormis29
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* A Trope/BrickJoke in ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' is an argument between Shaun and Ed whether or not the rifle at the Winchester is real. The owner says it is, but he also says dogs can't look up. [[spoiler:After the rifle fires, proving Ed right...]]

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* A Trope/BrickJoke BrickJoke in ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' is an argument between Shaun and Ed whether or not the rifle at the Winchester is real. The owner says it is, but he also says dogs can't look up. [[spoiler:After the rifle fires, proving Ed right...]]
18th Oct '17 9:32:48 AM marymichael
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* A Trope/BrickJoke in ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' is an argument between Shaun and Ed whether or not the rifle at the Winchester is real. The owner says it is, but he also says dogs can't look up. [[spoiler:After the rifle fires, proving Ed right...]]
--> '''Shaun:''' Alright. But dogs ''can'' look up!
5th Oct '17 4:54:54 AM foxley
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* ''Literature/KateShugak'': In ''Less Than a Treason'', Kate encounters a thug who thinks that wolves are extinct and don't exist anywhere outside of Disney films. He is considerably shocked when his partner is attacked by one.
22nd Sep '17 8:44:30 AM Andyroid
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* [[WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail Strong Bad]] has this to say in a [[ScoobyDoo Teen Super Sleuth]] parody, playing the group skeptic.
-->''There's no such thing as 'mysterious'.''

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* [[WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': In the WebAnimation/StrongBadEmail "highschool", Strong Bad]] has this to say Bad plays the group skeptic in a [[ScoobyDoo [[AmateurSleuth Teen Super Sleuth]] parody, playing the group skeptic.
-->''There's
and insists "There's no such thing as 'mysterious'.''"
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