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29th Aug '16 1:09:14 PM dotchan
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** The title characters have been racking their brains trying to figure out where the "Galaxy" is. Their only hint is that they were told it's "on Orion's Belt" by a dying alien. When Agent J sees Frank barking at a cat on the street, he realizes the alien meant ''collar'': the cat's name is Orion, and the "Galaxy" is a trinket the size of a marble attached to the cat's collar. It's foreshadowed when the prince is eating with his countryman right before Edgar attacks, and uses words that aren't ''quite'' the right English terms.
** And it happens again later on, when the MIB are trying to figure out where the Bug might get a ship, and Jay spots the mural of the World's Fair, where they'd stashed a pair of flying saucers decades before.
* DoubleSubverted in ''Film/MenInBlackII'', where Will Smith's character starts to decode a ridiculously complicated chain of arrows in a pizza shop which leads him nowhere. He missed it at the first arrow. However, the free-association links he found do turn out to be quite close to the actual plot.

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** The title characters have been racking their brains trying to figure out where the "Galaxy" is. Their only hint is that they were told it's "on Orion's Belt" by a dying alien. alien[[note]]this confuses the Agents because they think the alien is referencing the constellation Orion, but that "belt" has no galaxies on it[[/note]]. When Agent J sees Frank barking at a cat on the street, he realizes the alien meant ''collar'': the cat's name is alien had owned a cat named Orion, and the "Galaxy" is a trinket the size of a marble attached to the cat's its collar. It's (This is foreshadowed when the prince is eating with his countryman right before Edgar attacks, and uses words that aren't ''quite'' the right English terms.
terms.)
** And it happens again later on, when the MIB are trying to figure out where the Bug might get a ship, and Jay spots the mural of the World's Fair, where they'd stashed a pair of flying saucers decades before.
before and passed it off as an avante garde art installation.
* DoubleSubverted in ''Film/MenInBlackII'', where Will Smith's character Agent J starts to decode a ridiculously complicated chain of arrows in a pizza shop which leads him nowhere. He nowhere, because he missed it a much more obvious clue at the first arrow. However, the free-association links he found do turn out to be quite close to the actual plot.



* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': As Eddie Valiant leaves a movie theater, a newsreel tells the news of how Maroon Cartoons was sold to [[spoiler:Cloverleaf Industries, the same company that bought the Red Car trolley line and bid for ownership of Toontown.]] He runs back in and shouts, "That's it! That's the connection!"

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* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'':
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As Eddie Valiant leaves a movie theater, a newsreel tells the news of how Maroon Cartoons was sold to [[spoiler:Cloverleaf Industries, the same company that bought the Red Car trolley line and bid for ownership of Toontown.]] He runs back in and shouts, "That's it! That's the connection!"
21st Aug '16 6:35:59 PM cybertoy0
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* In ''Machinma/RedVsBlue'' episode "Test Your Might", the only way to unlock an alien AI is to pass a test of physical ability and 'mental clarity'. After Both Tucker and Agent Carolina faill, Caboose makes one of his stupid comments, prompting Church to groan, "Jesus, that empty-headed little…wait a minute. 'Empty-headed'." at that point, Church realizes that Caboose might be TooDumbToFool.
16th Aug '16 2:02:42 AM PaulA
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* Imperial Auditor Lord Miles Vorkosigan is prone to this; for instance in ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Diplomatic Immunity]]'',

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* Imperial Auditor In the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', Lord Miles Vorkosigan is prone to this; for instance in ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Diplomatic Immunity]]'',''Literature/DiplomaticImmunity'',
1st Aug '16 5:11:08 AM Austin
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* In ''•Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatiansIIPatchsLondonAdventure'' Patch is [[HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath blue screening]] after his BrokenPedestal for Thunderbolt when one of his siblings references an episode of Thunderbolt's show where Thunderbolt escaped a cage like the ones they're trapped in, misidentifying the number. Patch dully corrects them before realizing that he can use his memories of the show to get out of his cage.

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* In ''•Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatiansIIPatchsLondonAdventure'' ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatiansIIPatchsLondonAdventure'' Patch is [[HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath blue screening]] after his BrokenPedestal for Thunderbolt when one of his siblings references an episode of Thunderbolt's show where Thunderbolt escaped a cage like the ones they're trapped in, misidentifying the number. Patch dully corrects them before realizing that he can use his memories of the show to get out of his cage.
1st Aug '16 5:08:53 AM Austin
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* In 101Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, Patch is [[HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath blue screening]] after his BrokenPedestal for Thunderbolt when one of his siblings references an episode of Thunderbolt's show where Thunderbolt escaped a cage like the ones they're trapped in, misidentifying the number. Patch dully corrects them before realizing that he can use his memories of the show to get out of his cage.

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* In 101Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, ''•Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatiansIIPatchsLondonAdventure'' Patch is [[HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath blue screening]] after his BrokenPedestal for Thunderbolt when one of his siblings references an episode of Thunderbolt's show where Thunderbolt escaped a cage like the ones they're trapped in, misidentifying the number. Patch dully corrects them before realizing that he can use his memories of the show to get out of his cage.
22nd Jul '16 5:32:55 AM LadyJaneGrey
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-->'''Cyborg:''' You're not! I could beat kick your butt any day of the -
20th Jul '16 7:27:06 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* In 101Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, Patch is [[HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath blue screening]] after his BrokenPedestal for Thunderbolt when one of his siblings references an episode of Thunderbolt's show where Thunderbolt escaped a cage like the ones they're trapped in, misidentifying the number. Patch dully corrects them before realizing that he can use his memories of the show to get out of his cage.
15th Jul '16 6:28:39 AM DaibhidC
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* Parodied in the "Store Detective" skit in ''Radio/JohnFinnemoresSouvenirProgramme'':
-->'''Casterbridge''': You know, all along there's been something nagging me about this case. Something not quite right about it. And it took Sloman here to make me see it. "That's the way the cookie crumbles" he said. Clumsily and for no obvious reason.
28th Jun '16 6:30:39 PM eroock
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': When Judy learns the truth about the Night-Howlers.
-->[[spoiler: "Night-Howlers aren't wolves. They're flowers. The flowers are making the predators go savage. That's what I've been missing!"]]

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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Three of them.
** Nick gets the idea to check the jam cams while innocently mentioning them in passing.
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When Nick and Judy learns look at the truth about traffic cam footage to find where Manchas was taken, the Night-Howlers.
-->[[spoiler: "Night-Howlers aren't wolves. They're flowers. The
appearance of the timber wolves makes her realize his and Mr. Otterton's phrase "Night Howlers" was in reference to them. [[spoiler:[[RedHerring Subverted]] when it turns out they're actually flowers are making which can cause the predators go savage. That's apparent savage regression symptoms even in prey species, although the scene where she discovers this is ''also'' a EurekaMoment.]]
** Judy has another Eureka Moment at her village when she finally learns
what I've been missing!"]]the Night Howlers really are.
20th Jun '16 7:46:37 AM Duffan
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* A minor example: in the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Log Date 7 15 2", Peridot spends much of the episode trying to understand why [[spoiler: Garnet]] enjoys being fused all the time. She ultimately figures it out when it's put in the terms of her favorite Earth TV show:
--> [[spoiler:'''Garnet''']]: I'm Percy and Pierre.
--> Peridot: ...oooooh!!!



* A minor example: in the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Log Date 7 15 2", Peridot spends much of the episode trying to understand why [[spoiler: Garnet]] enjoys being fused all the time. She ultimately figures it out when it's put in the terms of her favorite Earth TV show:
--> [[spoiler:'''Garnet''']]: I'm Percy and Pierre.
--> Peridot: ...oooooh!!!
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