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13th May '16 7:39:46 PM ThePocket
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* An AprilFoolsDay gag panel in ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'' has the entire cast acting out-of-character, including [[PopularIsDumb Felicia]] reading and commenting on a book by Proust.


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* ''WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh'' always opens with Kyle reading from something out loud before [[FourthWallGreeting noticing the audience]] and introducing the show. Whether it's actually something intellectual or something silly varies wildly, but it always ties in with the film he's about to cover in some way. The ''Zardoz'' episode had him reading from an issue of ''Guns and Ammo''.
12th May '16 4:09:54 AM TheUnknownUploader
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* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'': [[KidHero Tamika Flynn]] and her army of [[ChildrenSoldiers children soldiers]] all read and carry around books far beyond their reading levels. One episode has them form a book club - [[LiteralMinded by clubbing enemies with heavy books]].

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* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'': [[KidHero Tamika Flynn]] and her army of [[ChildrenSoldiers [[ChildSoldier children soldiers]] all read and carry around books far beyond their reading levels. One episode has them form a book club - [[LiteralMinded by clubbing enemies with heavy books]].
12th May '16 4:09:13 AM TheUnknownUploader
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* ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'': [[KidHero Tamika Flynn]] and her army of [[ChildrenSoldiers children soldiers]] all read and carry around books far beyond their reading levels. One episode has them form a book club - [[LiteralMinded by clubbing enemies with heavy books]].
12th May '16 4:07:00 AM TheUnknownUploader
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* [[ConversedTrope Conversed]] in [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1527 this]] ''WebComic/ElGoonishShive'' strip.
7th Mar '16 4:37:00 AM erforce
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** Subverted when Father Ted goes to pick up a book he had lent to another priest. As the priest goes through his library, he mentions various heavy-weight works of philosophy and theology, until he reaches Stephen King's TheShining - which is, of course, the book Ted lent to him.

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** Subverted when Father Ted goes to pick up a book he had lent to another priest. As the priest goes through his library, he mentions various heavy-weight works of philosophy and theology, until he reaches Stephen King's TheShining Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/TheShining'' - which is, of course, the book Ted lent to him.
6th Mar '16 2:24:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'' tended to use this not just to show how smart Gromit is, but also as a vehicle for [[{{Pun}} Incredibly Lame Puns]]. For example, in ''WesternAnimation/ACloseShave'', when Gromit gets framed for sheep rustling and imprisoned, he's shown reading ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'' in his cell--and the author's name is misspelled on the cover as "[[FyodorDostoevsky Fido Dogstoevsky]]," while in ''WesternAnimation/TheWrongTrousers'', he's shown reading ''Literature/TheRepublic'' by "[[PlutoThePup Pluto]]" (as opposed to Creator/{{Plato}}).

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* ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'' tended to use this not just to show how smart Gromit is, but also as a vehicle for [[{{Pun}} Incredibly Lame Puns]]. For example, in ''WesternAnimation/ACloseShave'', when Gromit gets framed for sheep rustling and imprisoned, he's shown reading ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'' in his cell--and the author's name is misspelled on the cover as "[[FyodorDostoevsky "[[Creator/FyodorDostoevsky Fido Dogstoevsky]]," while in ''WesternAnimation/TheWrongTrousers'', he's shown reading ''Literature/TheRepublic'' by "[[PlutoThePup Pluto]]" (as opposed to Creator/{{Plato}}).
23rd Feb '16 2:40:34 PM vifetoile
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* Subverted in ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby''. Gatsby has a stupendous library available to all of his guests, but Owl-Eyespoints out to Nick that none of the books' pages are cut - Gatsby has got all these books just for show.
23rd Oct '15 4:26:50 PM poopdeckpappy
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** Subverted when Father Ted goes to pick up a book he had lent to another priest. As the priest goes through his library, he mentions various heavy-weight works of philosophy and theology, until he reaches a book called ''"Tech Wars"'' - which is, of course, the book Ted lent to him.

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** Subverted when Father Ted goes to pick up a book he had lent to another priest. As the priest goes through his library, he mentions various heavy-weight works of philosophy and theology, until he reaches a book called ''"Tech Wars"'' Stephen King's TheShining - which is, of course, the book Ted lent to him.



* Lazy, bone-idle and work shy Onslo, the slovenly, perpetually unemployed brother-in-law of the main character in ''Series/KeepingUpAppearances'' is seen reading several books on highly technical subjects such as quantum mechanics over the course of the series.

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* Lazy, bone-idle and work shy Onslo, Onslow, the slovenly, perpetually unemployed brother-in-law of the main character in ''Series/KeepingUpAppearances'' is seen reading several books on highly technical subjects such as quantum mechanics over the course of the series.
25th Aug '15 10:52:22 AM XFllo
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* Bella of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' rereads ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' "for fun", [[ShootTheShaggyDog something not many people do]]. This one suffers from SmallReferencePools. Earlier in the series, it's implied that she's a Creator/JaneAusten fan, too.

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* Bella of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' rereads ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' "for fun", [[ShootTheShaggyDog something fun" and it's smugly emphasized that is is "something not many people do]]. This one suffers from SmallReferencePools.do". Earlier in the series, it's implied that she's a Creator/JaneAusten fan, too. This one suffers heavily from SmallReferencePools.



* In ''Literature/FlowersForAlgernon'', Charlie as a genius is fond of ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', and [[spoiler: one symptom of his [[FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome regress to his previous state]] is that he no longer understands it]].
** This occurs pretty late in the story; before that he's shown mentioning an important research paper and embarrassing one of his doctors, who hasn't read it because he doesn't understand the language it's written in. [[spoiler:Charlie later wishes to consult the paper when he's writing up his own case during his regression and discovers he can no longer read it, or in fact any other foreign language.]]

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* In ''Literature/FlowersForAlgernon'', Charlie as a genius is fond of ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', and [[spoiler: one symptom of his [[FlowersForAlgernonSyndrome regress to his previous state]] is that he no longer understands it]].
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it. This occurs pretty late in the story; before that he's shown mentioning an important research paper and embarrassing one of his doctors, who hasn't read it because he doesn't understand the language it's written in. [[spoiler:Charlie later wishes to consult the paper when he's writing up his own case during his regression and discovers he can no longer read it, or in fact any other foreign language.]]



* Creator/JaneAusten begins establishing the respective characters of Darcy and Bingley early on in ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' with Bingley's comment that his personal library at Netherfield is sad and neglected, while Darcy is a great steward of books and has built up a splendid one at Pemberley.

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* Creator/JaneAusten begins establishing the respective characters of Darcy and Bingley early on in ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' with Bingley's comment that his personal library at Netherfield is sad neglected and neglected, that he rarely reads, while Darcy is a great steward of books and has built up a splendid one at Pemberley.



** Another episode of ''{{Series/Angel}}'' has Lilah giving Wesley a copy of Dante's ''The Inferno'' in the original Tuscan. He offhandedly remarks that he's read the work several times already.

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** Another * An episode of ''{{Series/Angel}}'' has Lilah giving Wesley a copy of Dante's ''The Inferno'' in the original Tuscan. He offhandedly remarks that he's read the work several times already.



* On ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' Rory Gilmore reads everything, from contemporary literature to criticism to biographies to classics. Nearly every episode has reference to at least one book that she has read, is reading, or is planning on reading. Note the [[http://www.listchallenges.com/rory-gilmore-reading-challenge Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge]].

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* On ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' ''Series/GilmoreGirls'':
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Rory Gilmore reads everything, from contemporary literature to criticism to biographies to classics. Nearly every episode has reference to at least one book that she has read, is reading, or is planning on reading. Note the [[http://www.listchallenges.com/rory-gilmore-reading-challenge Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge]].
23rd Aug '15 8:10:13 PM nombretomado
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* Brick from ''Series/TheMiddle'' is often shown reading something incredibly advanced for his age. This leads to the hilarious "I googled ''MobyDick'' - the hard edition - and guess what I found?" line.

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* Brick from ''Series/TheMiddle'' is often shown reading something incredibly advanced for his age. This leads to the hilarious "I googled ''MobyDick'' ''Literature/MobyDick'' - the hard edition - and guess what I found?" line.
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