History Main / ExpoSpeakGag

18th Apr '17 3:14:04 PM HiddenWindshield
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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-5280-j SCP-5280-J,]] [[spoiler:innaccurate messuring rulers.]]

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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-5280-j SCP-5280-J,]] [[spoiler:innaccurate messuring rulers.[[spoiler:[[TheMetricSystemIsHereToStay non-metric measuring systems]].]]
18th Apr '17 1:33:36 PM HiddenWindshield
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOH6BprN9FI Pneumatic Diversity Vent]] [[note]]not in the final game[[/note]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7V0HBwHfEw Repulsion Gel]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pcf99_DZZew Propulsion Gel]]
** The Edgeless Safety Cube. It's a ball.
** Turret Redemption Line - [[RedemptionEqualsDeath a conveyor belt laden with turrets heading into an incinerator.]]

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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOH6BprN9FI Pneumatic Diversity Vent]] [[note]]not -- a [[TubeTravel human-sized pneumatic tube]][[note]][[DummiedOut not included in the final game[[/note]]
game]][[/note]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7V0HBwHfEw Repulsion Gel]]
Gel]] -- turns walls and floors into [[SpringsSpringsEverywhere trampolines]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pcf99_DZZew Propulsion Gel]]
Gel]] -- turns floors into a [[SprintShoes run-faster area]]
** The Edgeless Safety Cube. It's Cube -- a ball.
ball
** Turret Redemption Line - -- [[RedemptionEqualsDeath a conveyor belt laden with broken turrets heading into an incinerator.]]incinerator]]
16th Apr '17 5:23:51 PM Mineboot45
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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'', Wally always does that. For example, transferring hundred of thousands bytes to an auxiliary support (he copied a file on a floppy disk). He even suggested to assign him the task of testing the internet connection using high-requested servers (he intended to make watching porn his job!).

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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'', Wally always does that. For example, transferring hundred of thousands of bytes to an auxiliary support (he copied a file on a floppy disk). He even suggested to assign him the task of testing the internet connection using high-requested servers (he intended to make watching porn his job!).
9th Apr '17 8:53:23 AM nombretomado
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* When an attack by Boris and Natasha lands [[RockyAndBullwinkle Rocky the Flying Squirrel]] in the hospital, the doctor diagnoses him with a contusion of the cranium. Bullwinkle launches into an anguished revenge campaign upon hearing the severity of the diagnosis, not realizing that in layman's terms, Rocky has a bump on the head.

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* When an attack by Boris and Natasha lands [[RockyAndBullwinkle [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Rocky the Flying Squirrel]] in the hospital, the doctor diagnoses him with a contusion of the cranium. Bullwinkle launches into an anguished revenge campaign upon hearing the severity of the diagnosis, not realizing that in layman's terms, Rocky has a bump on the head.
21st Mar '17 6:39:19 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** "The localised condition of planetary atmospheric condensation caused a malfunction in the visual orientation circuits. Or to put it another way, we got lost in the fog."

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** "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS15E1HorrorOfFangRock The localised condition of planetary atmospheric condensation caused a malfunction in the visual orientation circuits. Or to put it another way, we got lost in the fog."fog]]".



** Interestingly, "intercourse the penguin" [[ThrowItIn wasn't in the script]]. John Cleese reacts with visible surprise and almost laughs.

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** Interestingly, "intercourse the penguin" [[ThrowItIn wasn't in the script]]. John Cleese Creator/JohnCleese reacts with visible surprise and almost laughs.
20th Mar '17 4:49:26 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* A trope much beloved by Robert Holmes, the writer of more than a few ''Series/DoctorWho'' serials, usually to illustrate pompous stupidity. In "Carnival of Monsters", for example, arrogant aristocrat Orum says of the low-ranking Functionaries "Give them a hygiene chamber and they'll store fossil fuel in it." This is an Expospeak Gag on a line from the early 20th century, reflecting conservative class attitudes "If the workers had baths, they'd use them to keep the coal."
** Inverted in Holmes' "The Deadly Assassin". Rather than describe the Doctor's change of body by the rather more lofty "regeneration", a fellow Time Lord refers to them as "face lifts".
** In "Four to Doomsday", Adric displays both his scientific knowledge and personal immaturity to irritatingly ask for the "sodium chloride", when he really means the salt.
*** The same joke was later used in a Doctor Who spoof on ''Extras'', where David Tennant's Doctor defeats a ridiculous slug-like creature by throwing "sodium chloride" at it after spouting off lines of obvious expospeak.
** Sent up in "The Girl in the Fireplace", where the Doctor admits that he said "spatio-temporal hyperlink" because he didn't want to say [[Series/RedDwarf "magic door".]]
** A non-Robert Holmes story, "The Idiot's Lantern", uses a Expospeak Gag.

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* A trope much beloved by Robert Holmes, Creator/RobertHolmes, the writer of more than a few ''Series/DoctorWho'' serials, usually to illustrate pompous stupidity. In "Carnival "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS10E2CarnivalOfMonsters Carnival of Monsters", Monsters]]", for example, arrogant aristocrat Orum says of the low-ranking Functionaries "Give them a hygiene chamber and they'll store fossil fuel in it." This is an Expospeak Gag on a line from the early 20th century, reflecting conservative class attitudes "If the workers had baths, they'd use them to keep the coal."
** Inverted in Holmes' "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E3TheDeadlyAssassin The Deadly Assassin".Assassin]]". Rather than describe the Doctor's change of body by the rather more lofty "regeneration", a fellow Time Lord refers to them as "face lifts".
** In "Four "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E2FourToDoomsday Four to Doomsday", Doomsday]]", Adric displays both his scientific knowledge and personal immaturity to irritatingly ask for the "sodium chloride", when he really means the salt.
*** The same joke was later used in a Doctor Who ''Doctor Who'' spoof on ''Extras'', ''Series/{{Extras}}'', where David Tennant's the Tenth Doctor defeats a ridiculous slug-like creature by throwing "sodium chloride" at it after spouting off lines of obvious expospeak.
** Sent up in "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E4TheGirlInTheFireplace The Girl in the Fireplace", Fireplace]]", where the Doctor admits that he said "spatio-temporal hyperlink" because he didn't want to say [[Series/RedDwarf "magic door".]]
** A non-Robert Holmes story, "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E7TheIdiotsLantern The Idiot's Lantern", Lantern]]", uses a Expospeak Gag.



** At the end of "The Time Meddler", the First Doctor breaks the dimensional controller of the TARDIS belonging to rival Time Lord the Monk, making the inside of the Monk's TARDIS the same size as the sarcophagus it uses as its outside - tiny, but perhaps just small enough to squeeze into. When the Monk shows up again hell-bent on {{revenge}}, they share this exchange:

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** At the end of "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E9TheTimeMeddler The Time Meddler", Meddler]]", the First Doctor breaks the dimensional controller of the TARDIS belonging to rival Time Lord the Monk, making the inside of the Monk's TARDIS the same size as the sarcophagus it uses as its outside - tiny, but perhaps just small enough to squeeze into. When the Monk shows up again hell-bent on {{revenge}}, they share this exchange:



** In the episode "Out of Gas", River tries to explain to Simon why she forgot his birthday.

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** In the episode "Out "[[{{Recap/FireflyE08OutOfGas}} Out of Gas", Gas]]", River tries to explain to Simon why she forgot his birthday.



** In episode 2:

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** In episode 2: "[[{{Recap/FireflyE02TheTrainJob}} The Train Job]]":



* ''Series/StargateSG1'' uses this pretty frequently, most notably whenever an alien talks about guns (because they're unique to Earth; everyone else uses energy weapons). From the episode "Small Victories":

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' uses this pretty frequently, most notably whenever an alien talks about guns (because they're unique to Earth; everyone else uses energy weapons). From the episode "Small Victories":"[[Recap/StargateSG1S4E1SmallVictories Small Victories]]":



* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': "In a Mirror, Darkly". Hoshi translates a Tholian's protests as "Something about your [[YourMom maternal ancestor]]."

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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': "[[Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS04E18InAMirrorDarkly "In a Mirror, Darkly".Darkly]]". Hoshi translates a Tholian's protests as "Something about your [[YourMom maternal ancestor]]."



* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The Doomsday Machine":

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS2E6TheDoomsdayMachine}} The Doomsday Machine":Machine]]":



* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Fair Haven"

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Fair Haven""[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS6E11FairHaven}} Fair Haven]]"



** Episode "The Voyager Conspiracy"

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** Episode "The "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS6E9TheVoyagerConspiracy}} The Voyager Conspiracy"Conspiracy]]"



* This was a running gag during the first season of ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': Billy would say something long and complicated, another character would say "What?" and Trini would put it in simple terms. For example:

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* This was a running gag RunningGag during the first season of ''MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': Billy would say something long and complicated, another character would say "What?" and Trini would put it in simple terms. For example:



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' uses this in the episode "Homer's Triple Bypass":

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' uses this in the episode "Homer's "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E11HomersTripleBypass Homer's Triple Bypass":Bypass]]":



** In another episode, Grampa doesn't realize he does it (he means it figuratively but the literal interpretation is also true):

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** In another episode, "[[Recap/TheSimsponsS2E17OldMoney Old Money]]", Grampa doesn't realize he does it (he means it figuratively but the literal interpretation is also true):



* Used in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''s Anthology of Interest I:

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* Used in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''s "[[{{Recap/FuturamaS2E16AnthologyOfInterestI}} Anthology of Interest I:I]]":
18th Mar '17 12:20:20 PM nombretomado
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* In ''NationalTreasure'', Ben tells Abigail that the back of the Declaration of Independence contains "an encryption" of "a cartograph" showing "the location of hidden items of historic and intrinsic value." "You mean a treasure map?" "That's where we lost the FBI." (And the Smithsonian, the NSA, etc.)

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* In ''NationalTreasure'', ''Film/NationalTreasure'', Ben tells Abigail that the back of the Declaration of Independence contains "an encryption" of "a cartograph" showing "the location of hidden items of historic and intrinsic value." "You mean a treasure map?" "That's where we lost the FBI." (And the Smithsonian, the NSA, etc.)
18th Mar '17 9:52:47 AM Micah
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* In ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', Chris has gone from working in the Department of Irradiation to working in a [[spoiler:sandwich shop]]. He offers two options: "radiant energy, via resistive heat, with which we hope to evoke the Maillard reaction" ([[spoiler: toasting]]) or "EM emissions, to rotate the polar molecules and induce dielectric heat" ([[spoiler: microwaving]]).
13th Mar '17 10:42:10 AM arkholt
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* In ''Webcomic/TheBirdFeeder'' [[http://thebirdfeeder.com/comic/17 #17]], "Dinner," when Darryl asks what they'll be eating, Edna replies with the scientific names of the insects on the menu.
9th Mar '17 6:59:17 PM D_Wan
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[[caption-width-right:301:[-[[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Why don't we just shoot him]] instead?-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:301:[-[[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Why don't we just shoot him]] instead?-] instead? Oh, wait......-] ]]
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