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11th Feb '18 3:07:46 PM DrNoPuma
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had a lot of fun with this in the short segment in "22 Short Films about Springfield" where Principal Skinner accidentally burns the dinner he hoped to impress Superintendent Chalmers with and tries to pass off fast food hamburgers as his own cooking. ("I thought we were having steamed clams." "Oh, no, I said steamed hams. That's what I call hamburgers.") It ends with him trying to pass off a kitchen fire as the Aurora Borealis. Subverted in the sense that [[spoiler: it actually works. Chalmers walks away believing everything Skinner said]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had a lot of fun with this in the short segment in "22 Short Films about Springfield" where Principal Skinner accidentally burns the dinner he hoped to impress Superintendent Chalmers with and tries to pass off fast food hamburgers as his own cooking. ("I thought we were having steamed clams." "Oh, no, I said steamed hams. That's what I call hamburgers.") It ends with him trying to pass off a kitchen fire as the Aurora Borealis. Subverted in the sense that [[spoiler: it actually works. Chalmers walks away believing everything Skinner said]].said... [[PyrrhicVictory but Skinner now has to call the fire department to deal with the house fire]].]]
27th Jan '18 8:54:36 PM Kalaong
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->"''It's always better ''lie'' than to have a complicated discussion!''"

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->"''It's always better to ''lie'' than to have a complicated discussion!''"
27th Jan '18 9:00:32 AM ironballs16
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->"''Oh, what a tangled web we weave When first we practice to deceive''"\\
- ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmion_(poem) Marmion]]'', by Sir Creator/WalterScott

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->"''Oh, what a tangled web we weave When first we practice ->"''It's always better ''lie'' than to deceive''"\\
- ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmion_(poem) Marmion]]'', by Sir Creator/WalterScott
have a complicated discussion!''"
-->-- '''Chandler''', ''Series/{{Friends}}''
27th Jan '18 8:58:42 AM ironballs16
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->"''Oh, what a tangled web we weave When first we practice to deceive''"

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->"''Oh, what a tangled web we weave When first we practice to deceive''"deceive''"\\
27th Jan '18 8:58:25 AM ironballs16
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->"''It's always better to ''lie'' than to have a complicated discussion!''"
-->-- '''Chandler''', ''Series/{{Friends}}''

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->"''It's always better ->"''Oh, what a tangled web we weave When first we practice to ''lie'' than to have a complicated discussion!''"
-->-- '''Chandler''', ''Series/{{Friends}}''
deceive''"
- ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmion_(poem) Marmion]]'', by Sir Creator/WalterScott
11th Jan '18 8:22:25 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''VeggieTales'' has ''[[{{Recap/VeggieTalesEpisode8LarryBoyAndTheFibFromOuterSpace}} Larry Boy! and the Fib From Outer Space]]'': Junior knocks over a plate that is very important to his father. An alien, Fib, tells Junior that he should lie to his dad, and he does by telling him that it was his friend, Laura who did it (in a very ridiculous way). Laura, who was there when Junior actually knocked over the plate, eventually learns of this, and tells others that Junior is lying, so then Junior (with the help of Fib) begins telling people that it was Laura's brother, Lenny, who did it (again, in a very ridiculous way). Eventually Laura, Lenny and other kids start yelling at Junior for lying. Junior, lying to try to keep him out of trouble, is then kidnapped by Fib, who has been feeding off of Junior's lies and is now a Giant. Only by Junior admitting he did everything does he weaken Fib and get himself (and Larry Boy, who failed trying to save him) free.

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* ''VeggieTales'' ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' has ''[[{{Recap/VeggieTalesEpisode8LarryBoyAndTheFibFromOuterSpace}} Larry Boy! and the Fib From Outer Space]]'': Junior knocks over a plate that is very important to his father. An alien, Fib, tells Junior that he should lie to his dad, and he does by telling him that it was his friend, Laura who did it (in a very ridiculous way). Laura, who was there when Junior actually knocked over the plate, eventually learns of this, and tells others that Junior is lying, so then Junior (with the help of Fib) begins telling people that it was Laura's brother, Lenny, who did it (again, in a very ridiculous way). Eventually Laura, Lenny and other kids start yelling at Junior for lying. Junior, lying to try to keep him out of trouble, is then kidnapped by Fib, who has been feeding off of Junior's lies and is now a Giant. Only by Junior admitting he did everything does he weaken Fib and get himself (and Larry Boy, who failed trying to save him) free.
22nd Nov '17 6:08:25 AM WillyFourEyes
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* ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' does this a lot. Chief example: Patrick lies to his current girlfriend, who's bisexual, about how he has no interest in Sally, his old flame, because she's a lesbian (she is no such thing). [[ThreeIsCompany Cross talk ensues]].

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* ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' does this a lot. Chief example: Patrick lies to his current girlfriend, who's bisexual, about how he has no interest in Sally, his old flame, because she's a lesbian (she is no such thing). [[ThreeIsCompany [[OutOfContextEavesdropping Cross talk ensues]].
10th Nov '17 7:56:13 PM DingoWalley1
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* ''VeggieTales'' has ''[[{{Recap/VeggieTalesEpisode8LarryBoyAndTheFibFromOuterSpace}} Larry Boy! and the Fib From Outer Space]]'': Junior knocks over a plate that is very important to his father. An alien, Fib, tells Junior that he should like to his dad, and he does by telling him that it was his friend, Laura who did it (in a very ridiculous way). Laura, who was there when Junior actually knocked over the plate, and tells others that Junior is lying, so then Junior (with the help of Fib) begins telling people that it was Laura's brother Lenny who did it (again, in a very rediculous way). Eventually Laura, Lenny and other kids start yelling at Junior for lying, and then Junior is kidnapped by Fib, who has been feeding off of Junior's lies and is now a Giant. Only by Junior admitting he did everything does he weaken Fib and get himself (and Larry Boy) free.

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* ''VeggieTales'' has ''[[{{Recap/VeggieTalesEpisode8LarryBoyAndTheFibFromOuterSpace}} Larry Boy! and the Fib From Outer Space]]'': Junior knocks over a plate that is very important to his father. An alien, Fib, tells Junior that he should like lie to his dad, and he does by telling him that it was his friend, Laura who did it (in a very ridiculous way). Laura, who was there when Junior actually knocked over the plate, eventually learns of this, and tells others that Junior is lying, so then Junior (with the help of Fib) begins telling people that it was Laura's brother Lenny brother, Lenny, who did it (again, in a very rediculous ridiculous way). Eventually Laura, Lenny and other kids start yelling at Junior for lying, and lying. Junior, lying to try to keep him out of trouble, is then Junior is kidnapped by Fib, who has been feeding off of Junior's lies and is now a Giant. Only by Junior admitting he did everything does he weaken Fib and get himself (and Larry Boy) Boy, who failed trying to save him) free.
10th Nov '17 7:54:42 PM DingoWalley1
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* ''VeggieTales'' has ''[[{{Recap/VeggieTalesEpisode8LarryBoyAndTheFibFromOuterSpace}} Larry Boy! and the Fib From Outer Space'': Junior knocks over a plate that is very important to his father. An alien, Fib, tells Junior that he should like to his dad, and he does by telling him that it was his friend, Laura who did it (in a very ridiculous way). Laura, who was there when Junior actually knocked over the plate, and tells others that Junior is lying, so then Junior (with the help of Fib) begins telling people that it was Laura's brother Lenny who did it (again, in a very rediculous way). Eventually Laura, Lenny and other kids start yelling at Junior for lying, and then Junior is kidnapped by Fib, who has been feeding off of Junior's lies and is now a Giant. Only by Junior admitting he did everything does he weaken Fib and get himself (and Larry Boy) free.

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* ''VeggieTales'' has ''[[{{Recap/VeggieTalesEpisode8LarryBoyAndTheFibFromOuterSpace}} Larry Boy! and the Fib From Outer Space'': Space]]'': Junior knocks over a plate that is very important to his father. An alien, Fib, tells Junior that he should like to his dad, and he does by telling him that it was his friend, Laura who did it (in a very ridiculous way). Laura, who was there when Junior actually knocked over the plate, and tells others that Junior is lying, so then Junior (with the help of Fib) begins telling people that it was Laura's brother Lenny who did it (again, in a very rediculous way). Eventually Laura, Lenny and other kids start yelling at Junior for lying, and then Junior is kidnapped by Fib, who has been feeding off of Junior's lies and is now a Giant. Only by Junior admitting he did everything does he weaken Fib and get himself (and Larry Boy) free.
10th Nov '17 7:54:19 PM DingoWalley1
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* VeggieTales has ''Larry Boy and the Big Fib'': Junior knocks over a plate that is very important to his father. An alien, Fib, tells Junior that he should like to his dad, and he does by telling him that it was his friend, Laura who did it (in a very ridiculous way). Laura, who was there when Junior actually knocked over the plate, and tells others that Junior is lying, so then Junior (with the help of Fib) begins telling people that it was Laura's brother Lenny who did it (again, in a very rediculous way). Eventually Laura, Lenny and other kids start yelling at Junior for lying, and then Junior is kidnapped by Fib, who has been feeding off of Junior's lies and is now a Giant. Only by Junior admitting he did everything does he weaken Fib and get himself (and Larry Boy) free.

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* VeggieTales ''VeggieTales'' has ''Larry Boy ''[[{{Recap/VeggieTalesEpisode8LarryBoyAndTheFibFromOuterSpace}} Larry Boy! and the Big Fib'': Fib From Outer Space'': Junior knocks over a plate that is very important to his father. An alien, Fib, tells Junior that he should like to his dad, and he does by telling him that it was his friend, Laura who did it (in a very ridiculous way). Laura, who was there when Junior actually knocked over the plate, and tells others that Junior is lying, so then Junior (with the help of Fib) begins telling people that it was Laura's brother Lenny who did it (again, in a very rediculous way). Eventually Laura, Lenny and other kids start yelling at Junior for lying, and then Junior is kidnapped by Fib, who has been feeding off of Junior's lies and is now a Giant. Only by Junior admitting he did everything does he weaken Fib and get himself (and Larry Boy) free.
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