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16th Mar '17 11:44:16 PM TheSinful
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12407161/4/Lucky-at-Cards Lucky at Cards]]'': Cordelia learns that a spell was cast on her as a child to manipulate events so as to insure she stays a virgin. That causes her to realize she should have stayed together with Xander. She dumped him on Valentine's Day in front of everyone right after he gave her a beautiful gift, all with some flimsy excuse about Harmony. Under normal circumstances, she'd have spent the night riding him like a rented mule but she broke up with him instead.
16th Mar '17 12:39:27 PM morenohijazo
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--> '''Iznogoud''': Do you have an idea how I could get rid of the Caliph, Wa'at Alaaf?
--> '''Wa'at Alaaf''': Sir, I'd rather feed my tongue to a cat!
--> '''Iznogoud''' ''(thinking)'': Tongue to a cat... the cat is a predator... the tiger is also a predator... the tiger is a man-eater... the Caliph is a man... so the tiger is a Caliph-eater!
--> '''Iznogoud''' ''(loud)'': That's a great idea of you, organizing a tiger hunt!
--> '''Wa'at Alaaf''': A tiger hunt? Me? What?

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--> '''Iznogoud''': -->'''Iznogoud:''' Do you have an idea how I could get rid of the Caliph, Wa'at Alaaf?
-->
Alahf?\\
'''Wa'at Alaaf''': Alahf:''' Sir, I'd rather feed my tongue to a cat!
--> '''Iznogoud''' ''(thinking)'':
cat!\\
'''Iznogoud:''' ''[thinking]''
Tongue to a cat... the cat is a predator... the tiger is also a predator... the tiger is a man-eater... the Caliph is a man... so the tiger is a Caliph-eater!
--> '''Iznogoud''' ''(loud)'':
Caliph-eater!`\\
'''Iznogoud:''' ''[aloud]''
That's a great idea of you, organizing a tiger hunt!
-->
hunt!\\
'''Wa'at Alaaf''': Alahf:''' A tiger hunt? Me? What?
8th Mar '17 10:20:53 PM PresidentExpert
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* Creator/MervGriffin came up with the name of his popular quiz show format ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' after a network exec told him that the show, piloted under the name ''That's the Question'', needed "more jeopardies".

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* Creator/MervGriffin came up with the name of his popular quiz show format ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' after a network exec told him that the show, piloted under the name ''That's ''What's the Question'', Question?'', needed "more jeopardies".
25th Feb '17 7:02:51 PM rva98014
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Three of them.
** Nick gets the idea to check the jam cams while innocently mentioning them in passing.
** When Nick and Judy look at the traffic cam footage to find where Manchas was taken, 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 which can cause the apparent savage regression symptoms even in prey species, although the scene where she discovers this is ''also'' an example.]]
** Judy has another Eureka Moment at her village when she finally learns what the Night Howlers really are.

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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': Three of them.
''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'':
** Nick gets the idea to check the jam traffic cams while innocently mentioning them in passing.
after trying to ChangeTheUncomfortableSubject.
** When Nick and Judy look at the traffic cam footage to find where Manchas was taken, the appearance scene of the timber wolves makes howling leads her realize his and to conclude that Mr. Otterton's phrase "Night Howlers" was in reference to them. [[spoiler:[[RedHerring Subverted]] when it turns out they're actually flowers which can cause the apparent savage regression symptoms even in prey species, although the scene where she discovers this is ''also'' an example.]]\n
** When Judy has another Eureka Moment at her village when is in Bunnyburrow, she finally learns what the Night Howlers really are.
23rd Feb '17 3:30:27 PM JoeG
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* In ''The Pale Horse'' by Creator/AgathaChristie two people have Eureka moments in short succession. Several people have died, supposedly by magic. Mystery writer Ariadne Oliver suddenly realizes that all the deaths have one thing in common: all the victims were losing their hair when they died. She knows this is a vital clue but she has no medical training, so she doesn't know what it means. She calls Mark Easterbrook, a doctor who has been investigating the deaths, to tell him what she has realized, and he has his own Eureka moment, realizing that all the deaths were due to Thallium poisoning.
21st Feb '17 4:10:31 PM ngh93
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'', when Sykes finds out, much to his horror, that Oscar is a phony (earlier in the movie, Sykes joyfully told Lino, the head shark, to shut up), and begs Oscar to say he is a real Sharkslayer. Oscar admits he isn't, then realizes that the sharks don't know he's a fraud and gets the idea to keep his charade long enough to rescue Angie.
-->'''Sykes:''' Tell me you didn't make the whole thing all up! T-T-Tell me that's not Lenny! Tell me you're a real Shark Slayer! PLEASE!

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'', when ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'': When Oscar decides to [[spoiler:save Angie from the mob]], Lenny lets it slip to Sykes finds out, much to his horror, that Oscar is a phony phony. Sykes is horrified to discover this (earlier in the movie, Sykes joyfully told Lino, the head shark, to shut up), and begs Oscar to say he is a real Sharkslayer. Oscar admits he isn't, then realizes that the sharks don't know he's a fraud and gets the idea to keep his charade long enough to rescue Angie.
-->'''Sykes:''' Tell me you didn't make the whole thing all up! T-T-Tell me that's not Lenny! Tell me you're a real Shark Slayer! PLEASE!
21st Feb '17 4:03:26 PM ngh93
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'', when Sykes finds out, much to his horror, that Oscar may not be a real shark slayer (earlier in the movie, Sykes joyfully told Lino, the head shark, to shut up), he asks Oscar if he is. Oscar admits he isn't, then realizes that the sharks don't know he's a fraud and gets the idea to keep his charade long enough to rescue Angie.
-->'''Sykes:''' T-t-tell me that's not Lenny! Tell me you're a real shark slayer! Please!

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'', when Sykes finds out, much to his horror, that Oscar may not be is a real shark slayer phony (earlier in the movie, Sykes joyfully told Lino, the head shark, to shut up), he asks and begs Oscar if to say he is.is a real Sharkslayer. Oscar admits he isn't, then realizes that the sharks don't know he's a fraud and gets the idea to keep his charade long enough to rescue Angie.
-->'''Sykes:''' T-t-tell Tell me you didn't make the whole thing all up! T-T-Tell me that's not Lenny! Tell me you're a real shark slayer! Please!Shark Slayer! PLEASE!
21st Feb '17 3:59:37 PM ngh93
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-->'''Stu''': They must be in my Reptar Wagon!
-->'''Drew''' [''sarcastically'']: "It's the perfect children's toy!" [''angrily''] You and your stupid inventions!
-->'''Stu''' [''thinking'']: My stupid inventions...''That's IT!''

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-->'''Stu''': They must be in my Reptar Wagon!
-->'''Drew''' [''sarcastically'']: "It's
Wagon!\\
'''Drew''': "[[SarcasmMode It's
the perfect children's toy!" [''angrily''] toy!]]" You and your stupid inventions!
-->'''Stu''' [''thinking'']:
inventions!\\
'''Stu''':
My stupid inventions...inventions... ''That's IT!'' IT!''
20th Feb '17 9:06:32 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Literature/WetDesertTrackingDownATerroristOnTheColoradoRiver'': Grant realizes that the bomber is aiming at restoring the Colorado River delta, after figuring that the bomber's warning of a poisoning of the All-American Canal does not fit that of a terrorist trying to kill people.
5th Feb '17 11:58:33 AM TwilightLord
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* In ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', Harry and Ron are unable to get through the barrier at King's Cross to get on the Hogwarts Express, and are wondering what to do. At a loss, Harry suggests they just go back and wait by the car, which gives Ron the idea to use his dad's flying car to get to Hogwarts.
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