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24th May '17 10:47:10 PM jormis29
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* Dennis Miller has spoken of liking to say things like "the Middle East situation is less stable than Crispin Glover", knowing that few of his listeners will have seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dYjdKbMT_c Glover nearly kick Letterman in the head]], but that the few who have are saying, "Thank you for making that joke".

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* Dennis Miller has spoken of liking to say things like "the Middle East situation is less stable than Crispin Glover", Creator/CrispinGlover", knowing that few of his listeners will have seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dYjdKbMT_c Glover nearly kick Letterman in the head]], but that the few who have are saying, "Thank you for making that joke".
2nd Mar '17 11:03:14 PM trulymadmoves
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'', the side of the titular island on which its indigenous predators live bears several signs warning passerby of "foosa". Since that's how the word is pronounced and it's [[SeldomSeenSpecies an incredibly obscure species]], very few people are likely to catch the joke that "fossa" has been misspelled.
2nd Feb '17 1:36:53 PM eroock
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'''Genius Bonuses''' are most often seen in series with a DirectDemographic, especially NewMedia, as they can expect their audiences to be sufficiently focused that most of them will recognize an in-joke.

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'''Genius Bonuses''' Genius Bonuses are most often seen in series with a DirectDemographic, especially NewMedia, as they can expect their audiences to be sufficiently focused that most of them will recognize an in-joke.
2nd Feb '17 11:48:12 AM Monolaf317
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* ''GeniusBonus/AnimeAndManga''
* ''GeniusBonus/{{Jokes}}''
* ''GeniusBonus/LiveActionFilms''
* ''GeniusBonus/{{Literature}}''
* ''GeniusBonus/LiveActionTV''
* ''GeniusBonus/{{Music}}''
* ''GeniusBonus/VideoGames''
* ''GeniusBonus/WebOriginal''
** ''GeniusBonus/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory''
* ''GeniusBonus/WesternAnimation''

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* ''GeniusBonus/AnimeAndManga''
GeniusBonus/AnimeAndManga
* ''GeniusBonus/{{Jokes}}''
GeniusBonus/{{Jokes}}
* ''GeniusBonus/LiveActionFilms''
GeniusBonus/LiveActionFilms
* ''GeniusBonus/{{Literature}}''
GeniusBonus/{{Literature}}
* ''GeniusBonus/LiveActionTV''
GeniusBonus/LiveActionTV
* ''GeniusBonus/{{Music}}''
GeniusBonus/{{Music}}
* ''GeniusBonus/VideoGames''
GeniusBonus/VideoGames
* ''GeniusBonus/WebOriginal''
GeniusBonus/WebOriginal
** ''GeniusBonus/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory''
GeniusBonus/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory
* ''GeniusBonus/WesternAnimation''GeniusBonus/WesternAnimation
19th Jan '17 12:34:53 AM tigerstar
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* In the fan comic ''Twilight's First Day'', a periodic table on the wall of Twilight Sparkle's science classroom has certain elements highlighted in [[CallForward colors associated with Twilight's friends in the series premiere]]. Put them together in the order the friends in question highlighted their connection to one of the Elements of Harmony (Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, and Rainbow Dash) and you get Hydrogen-Argon-Molybdenum-Nitrogen-Yttrium, which abbreviates to [=HArMoNY=]: [[{{Pun}} the Elements of Harmony]].

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* In the fan comic ''Twilight's First Day'', ''Webcomic/TwilightsFirstDay'', a periodic table on the wall of Twilight Sparkle's science classroom has certain elements highlighted in [[CallForward colors associated with Twilight's friends in the series premiere]]. Put them together in the order the friends in question highlighted their connection to one of the Elements of Harmony (Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, and Rainbow Dash) and you get Hydrogen-Argon-Molybdenum-Nitrogen-Yttrium, which abbreviates to [=HArMoNY=]: [[{{Pun}} the Elements of Harmony]].
14th Jan '17 12:45:49 PM LordGravy
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* Believe it or not, the trope KarmaHoudini is a genius bonus itself! It was named after the American magician, Harry Houdini (1874-1926), who is known especially for quickly escaping even the most impossible [[BuffySpeak trap devices.]]

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* Believe it or not, the trope KarmaHoudini KarmaHoudini, along with its sister trope IdiotHoudini, is a genius bonus itself! It was named after the American magician, Harry Houdini (1874-1926), who is known especially for quickly escaping even the most impossible [[BuffySpeak trap devices.]]
14th Jan '17 12:43:00 PM LordGravy
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* Believe it or not, the trope KarmaHoudini is a genius bonus itself! It was named after the American magician, Harry Houdini (1874-1926), who is known especially for quickly escaping even the most impossible [[BuffySpeak trap devices.]]
6th Jan '17 8:27:34 AM DrFraud
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* In Jeconais' Harry Potter fanfic ''Happily Ever After'', a knowledge of psychology will let the reader suspect the main plot twist well ahead of its reveal in-story. [[spoiler:No reputable or competent psychologist would give a diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder for a ''six-year-old child''. The diagnostic criteria specifically requires that the patient be at least 18 years of age to be diagnosed, as several of the possible symptoms are not atypical behavior for small children and are only alarming if they persist unchanged through adolescence and into adulthood. Of course, Gabrielle's psychologist is actually the BigBad and misleading her parents for his own Svengali-esque agenda, which is exactly why he did it.]]

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* In Jeconais' Harry Potter fanfic ''Happily Ever After'', a knowledge of psychology will let the reader suspect the main plot twist well ahead of its reveal in-story. [[spoiler:No reputable or competent psychologist would give a diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder for a ''six-year-old child''. The diagnostic criteria specifically requires that the patient be at least 18 years of age to be diagnosed, as several of the possible symptoms are not atypical behavior for small children and are only alarming if they persist unchanged through adolescence and into adulthood. Of course, Gabrielle's psychologist is actually the BigBad and misleading her parents for his own Svengali-esque agenda, which is exactly why he did it.]]]] In addition, the ''Quibbler'' building's elevator uses [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalan_number Catalan numbers]].
31st Dec '16 9:44:47 AM BaronPraxis
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*** Tying into this, the legion that serves Tzeentch, the Thousand Sons, have an Egyptian motif.
29th Dec '16 9:30:04 AM ZombieAladdin
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* In ''Pinball/TheSimpsonsPinballParty'', Abe "Grampa" Simpson says, "Back in my day, we didn't ''have'' flippers!" It sounds like another characteristic absurd thing he vaguely recalls but was distorted by his deteriorating memory. However, ''The Simpsons Pinball Party'' was released in 2003, and the first machine with flippers, ''Humpty Dumpty'', was released in 1949, 54 years earlier, meaning pinball flippers really ''didn't'' exist when he was young.
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