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10th Jun '17 7:47:18 PM Az_Tech341
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A common variation has Alice acting as though she has not heard Bob's suggestion at all, and then repeating it word-for-word as though she had just thought of it. This variation is important: without it, the character who's "glad they thought of it" technically isn't lying - they did think of it, as a consequence of someone else's voicing the idea; what they're lacking is the acknowledgement "... because you said it", and that lack is the essence of the trope. If she honestly hadn't heard the plan before independently suggesting it, it's a case of StrangeMindsThinkAlike.

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A common variation has Alice acting as though she has not heard Bob's suggestion at all, and then repeating it word-for-word as though she had just thought of it. This variation is important: without it, the character who's "glad they thought of it" technically isn't lying - they did think of it, as a consequence of someone else's voicing the idea; what they're lacking is the acknowledgement "... because you said it", and that lack is the essence of the trope. If she Alice honestly hadn't heard the plan before independently suggesting it, it's a case of StrangeMindsThinkAlike.
10th Jun '17 7:45:45 PM Az_Tech341
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A common variation has Alice acting as though she has not heard Bob's suggestion at all, and then repeating it word-for-word as though she had just thought of it. If she honestly hadn't heard the plan before independently suggesting it, it's a case of StrangeMindsThinkAlike. This variation is important: without it, the character who's "glad they thought of it" technically isn't lying - they did think of it, as a consequence of someone else's voicing the idea; what they're lacking is the acknowledgement "... because you said it", and that lack is the essence of the trope.

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A common variation has Alice acting as though she has not heard Bob's suggestion at all, and then repeating it word-for-word as though she had just thought of it. If she honestly hadn't heard the plan before independently suggesting it, it's a case of StrangeMindsThinkAlike. This variation is important: without it, the character who's "glad they thought of it" technically isn't lying - they did think of it, as a consequence of someone else's voicing the idea; what they're lacking is the acknowledgement "... because you said it", and that lack is the essence of the trope.
trope. If she honestly hadn't heard the plan before independently suggesting it, it's a case of StrangeMindsThinkAlike.
10th Jun '17 7:38:03 PM Az_Tech341
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A common variation has Alice acting as though she has not heard Bob's suggestion at all, and then repeating it word-for-word as though she had just thought of it. If she honestly hadn't heard the plan before independently suggesting it, it's a case of StrangeMindsThinkAlike. This variation is important: without it, the character who's "glad they thought of it" technically isn't lying - they did think of it, as a consequence to someone's voicing the idea; what they're lacking is the acknowledgement "... because you said it", and that lack is the essence of the trope.

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A common variation has Alice acting as though she has not heard Bob's suggestion at all, and then repeating it word-for-word as though she had just thought of it. If she honestly hadn't heard the plan before independently suggesting it, it's a case of StrangeMindsThinkAlike. This variation is important: without it, the character who's "glad they thought of it" technically isn't lying - they did think of it, as a consequence to someone's of someone else's voicing the idea; what they're lacking is the acknowledgement "... because you said it", and that lack is the essence of the trope.
10th Jun '17 7:34:40 PM Az_Tech341
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'''Bufo''': Oh... okay...Good idea...Glad I thought of it...

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'''Bufo''': Oh... okay...okay.... Good idea...idea.... Glad I thought of it... it....



A common variation has Alice acting as though she has not heard Bob's suggestion at all, and then repeating it word-for-word as though she had just thought of it. If she honestly hadn't heard the plan before independently suggesting it, it's a case of StrangeMindsThinkAlike.

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A common variation has Alice acting as though she has not heard Bob's suggestion at all, and then repeating it word-for-word as though she had just thought of it. If she honestly hadn't heard the plan before independently suggesting it, it's a case of StrangeMindsThinkAlike. \n This variation is important: without it, the character who's "glad they thought of it" technically isn't lying - they did think of it, as a consequence to someone's voicing the idea; what they're lacking is the acknowledgement "... because you said it", and that lack is the essence of the trope.



Compare with GladYouThoughtOfIt, which is to subtly suggest an idea in a way that lets someone else take credit (and perhaps honestly believe that they thought of it themselves), making them more likely to accept and act on the proposal than if you directly advocated it yourself.

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Compare with GladYouThoughtOfIt, which is to subtly suggest subtly an idea in a way that lets someone else take credit (and perhaps honestly believe that they thought of it themselves), making them more likely to accept and act on the proposal than if you directly advocated it yourself.



* Used in a Dominoes' commercial. Donald Trump ''receives a cheeseburger pizza'' from a delivery guy...and then acts like the cheeseburger pizza--its invention, not ordering it, which was probably his secretary's idea from his reaction--was his idea. And his yes-men compliment him on it. The delivery guy is the OnlySaneMan, of course.

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* Used in a Dominoes' commercial. Donald Trump ''receives a cheeseburger pizza'' from a delivery guy... and then acts like the cheeseburger pizza--its pizza -- its invention, not ordering it, which was probably his secretary's idea from his reaction--was reaction -- was his idea. And his yes-men compliment him on it. The delivery guy is the OnlySaneMan, of course.
13th Apr '17 4:52:29 PM shawn_allen
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* In the classic "Duck Rogers in the 24 1/2th Century," Eager Young Space Cadet (Porky) suggests following a string of planets marked "A," "B," etc. to find Planet X. Duck ridicules the suggestion, then says:
-->'''Duck Dogers:''' Hey, wait a minute. I'll just bet that if we follow those planets, we'll find Planet X. (Dramatic turn) Gad! How do I do it?
-->'''Space Cadet:''' I, ah, di-don't know!
9th Apr '17 11:09:47 AM nombretomado
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* In ''RPGWorld'', Evil Soldier #347 suggests that Galgarion join the heroes in disguise. Galgarion promptly [[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity fires him]]... and then brings up the brilliant idea of joining the heroes in disguise!

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* In ''RPGWorld'', ''Webcomic/RPGWorld'', Evil Soldier #347 suggests that Galgarion join the heroes in disguise. Galgarion promptly [[GeorgeJetsonJobSecurity fires him]]... and then brings up the brilliant idea of joining the heroes in disguise!
8th Apr '17 7:55:36 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* This was a RunningGag with Mr. Big, Boris and Natasha's boss in early episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkle''. A plan that worked was ''always'' his plan until the moment it started to flop, at which point it was Boris' plan. (And he always let Boris know that.)


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* Blatantly lampshaded in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987''. After Rocksteady and Bebop screw up again, Krang yells at Shredder for what "your stupid mutants" did, and Shredder responds by asking, "Why is it whenever they do something wrong they're ''my'' stupid mutants". Later in the same episode, the pair manage to actually steal the fuel needed to power the Technodrome, and Krang remarks that, [[IResembleThatRemark "for once my mutants did a good job!"]]
4th Apr '17 8:40:51 AM 8088ben
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* A commercial for [[UsefulNotes/NationalBasketballAssociation NBATickets.com]] featured a son showing his dad how another family used the site to get tickets even though the game was sold out. The dad immediately takes credit for finding the site, and buys tickets for the two of them.
-->'''Dad:''' Your dad's a genius!
26th Mar '17 9:46:21 AM RighteousFury
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E4WhereNoDuckHasGoneBefore Where No Duck Has Gone Before]]". Seconds after Launchpad suggests that one of them should play sick as a distraction, Courage announces that they'll use "the old sickness ploy" to escape from the aliens. Notably, Launchpad doesn't say anything, but his smirk indicates he knows Courage did not come up with that idea on his own.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E4WhereNoDuckHasGoneBefore Where No Duck Has Gone Before]]". Seconds after Launchpad suggests that one of them should play sick as a distraction, Courage announces that they'll use "the old sickness ploy" to escape from the aliens. Notably, Launchpad doesn't say anything, but unlike with Darkwing, his smirk indicates he knows Courage did not come up with that idea on his own.


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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' in which the Tibble Twins annoy DW by imitating the characters from a ''Series/PowerRangers''-esque show they accidentally watched without permission has her complaining about it to Arthur, who suggests that DW just tell them that they're annoying her and her friends with their actions. The next scene has DW explaining the plan to one of her friends, who asks DW if her mom gave her that suggestion to which DW says that she came up with it all on her own.
23rd Mar '17 8:57:10 PM Monolaf317
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-->'''Finn''': Just don't take credit for ideas that aren't yours.\\

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-->'''Finn''': ->'''Finn''': Just don't take credit for ideas that aren't yours.\\



-->-- ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''

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-->-- -->- ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime''
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