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16th Nov '17 8:38:11 PM dmcreif
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* In [[{{Series.LukeCage}} Luke Cage]] Shades regularly pulls off his Ray Bans for emphasis.

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* In [[{{Series.LukeCage}} Luke Cage]] ''Series/LukeCage2016'': A key way to tell when Shades regularly means business is when he pulls off his Ray Bans for emphasis.signature Ray-Bans in the midst of a conversation.
* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': In the first episode, when Matt is conversing with Karen on the couch about his blindness, he temporarily removes his glasses when he tells Karen that he'd give anything to see the sky one more time. Here, the moment highlights the sexual tension between Matt and Karen, given Matt's apartment is being lit only by the neon billboard across the street and [[SexyShirtSwitch Karen is wearing one of his dress shirts]].
3rd Nov '17 10:09:14 PM V2Blast
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* Just hope ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} doesn't do this to you.
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3rd Oct '17 5:30:40 AM Morgenthaler
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** Parodied on an episode of ''Series/BurnNotice'' by [[Creator/BruceCampbell Sam Axe]] posing as a crime scene investigator, complete with horrendous QuipToBlack. Made funnier because the show is set in Miami.
** Also parodied in Sea World California's sea lion show: "Sea Lions Live", which is a rather amusing parody of popular TV shows of past and present played by the trainers and Seymour and Clyde, the staring sea lions. In one particular segment, they manage to parody CSI, CSI: Miami AND CSI: NY in rapid succession as the trainer wears the vest emblazoned with SLSI (Sea Lion Scene Investigation). On part stands out as one of the best parts of the show as they try to solve the murder and kidnap of a fish:
---> '''Female Trainer dressed like Catherine''': Smells like something here... is fishy...
---> '''YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!''' ''cue imagination montage as trainer and sea lion shuffle across the stage, striking poses as the sea lion grins and winks at the audience.''

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** * Parodied on an episode of ''Series/BurnNotice'' by [[Creator/BruceCampbell Sam Axe]] posing as a crime scene investigator, complete with horrendous QuipToBlack. Made funnier because the show is set in Miami.
** Also parodied in Sea World California's sea lion show: "Sea Lions Live", which is a rather amusing parody of popular TV shows of past and present played by the trainers and Seymour and Clyde, the staring sea lions. In one particular segment, they manage to parody CSI, CSI: Miami AND CSI: NY in rapid succession as the trainer wears the vest emblazoned with SLSI (Sea Lion Scene Investigation). On part stands out as one of the best parts of the show as they try to solve the murder and kidnap of a fish:
---> '''Female Trainer dressed like Catherine''': Smells like something here... is fishy...
---> '''YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!''' ''cue imagination montage as trainer and sea lion shuffle across the stage, striking poses as the sea lion grins and winks at the audience.''
Miami.



** Now ''Series/{{House}}'' is in on it, too, making a dark joke about it when [[spoiler:Kutner kills himself]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ6AxJ_L8eg goofing around with it in the season bloopers]].
** ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. In "Changing Channels" the Winchester brothers are stuck in what appears to be different TV shows, and upon entering a CSI-esque setting they begin to imitate Horatio Cane, with GlassesPull and DramaticPause. It is hilarious...

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** * Now ''Series/{{House}}'' is in on it, too, making a dark joke about it when [[spoiler:Kutner kills himself]], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ6AxJ_L8eg goofing around with it in the season bloopers]].
** * ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. In "Changing Channels" the Winchester brothers are stuck in what appears to be different TV shows, and upon entering a CSI-esque setting they begin to imitate Horatio Cane, with GlassesPull and DramaticPause. It is hilarious...



** ''Series/{{NTSFSDSUV}}'' is basically a parody of all tech-driven cop shows ever, but has a special place in its heart for ''CSI: Miami''. Is it any surprise the intro features lead character and Horatio Caine expy Trent Hauser doing standard and Caine pulls in the space of a split second?
** Using these clips was a recurring bit on [[Creator/ConanOBrien Late Night With Conan O'Brien]], on par with the ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'' lever for a time.
** [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/522607 Replaying :the game:]] parodies this at the end of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}} :the game:'' with Horatio putting on new glasses ''[[HurricaneOfPuns over the previous ones]]''.
-->'''Horatio:''' Well... good night... ''(puts on glasses)'' sweet prince.
-->'''''YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!'''''
-->NOW LET'S JUST '''KILL''' THE '''''[[{{Pun}} HORATIO]]''''' '''[[{{Pun}} CAINE]]''' JOKE
-->'''Horatio:''' King Hamlet... talk about... ''(puts on glasses)'' sibling rivalry.
-->'''''YEEEAAHHH'''''
-->Looks like it's curtains... ''(puts on glasses)'' for Polonius.
-->'''''YEEEAAHHH'''''
-->Rosencrantz and Guildenstern... the check's... ''(puts on glasses)'' in the mail.
-->'''''YEEEAAHHH'''''
-->Looks like Ophelia... ''(puts on glasses)'' was drowning her sorrows.
-->'''''YEEEAAHHH'''''
-->Laertes... ''(puts on glasses)'' got the point.
-->'''''YEEEAAHHH'''''
-->Queen Gertrude... wine... ''(puts on giant glasses on top of all the other stacked-up pairs)'' and dyin'.
-->'''''YEEEAAHHH'''''
-->King Claudius... double... ''(presses button, millions of glasses fall from ceiling)'' the trouble.
-->'''''YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!'''''
-->HORATIO THEN BECAME FORTINBRAS'S ADVISOR OF COOL
** ''Series/TheDailyShow'' used this too in a segment about Pope Benedict forgiving the Jews for killing Christ

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** * ''Series/{{NTSFSDSUV}}'' is basically a parody of all tech-driven cop shows ever, but has a special place in its heart for ''CSI: Miami''. Is it any surprise the intro features lead character and Horatio Caine expy Trent Hauser doing standard and Caine pulls in the space of a split second?
** * Using these clips was a recurring bit on [[Creator/ConanOBrien Late Night With Conan O'Brien]], on par with the ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'' lever for a time.
** [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/522607 Replaying :the game:]] parodies this at the end of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}} :the game:'' with Horatio putting on new glasses ''[[HurricaneOfPuns over the previous ones]]''.
-->'''Horatio:''' Well... good night... ''(puts on glasses)'' sweet prince.
-->'''''YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!'''''
-->NOW LET'S JUST '''KILL''' THE '''''[[{{Pun}} HORATIO]]''''' '''[[{{Pun}} CAINE]]''' JOKE
-->'''Horatio:''' King Hamlet... talk about... ''(puts on glasses)'' sibling rivalry.
-->'''''YEEEAAHHH'''''
-->Looks like it's curtains... ''(puts on glasses)'' for Polonius.
-->'''''YEEEAAHHH'''''
-->Rosencrantz and Guildenstern... the check's... ''(puts on glasses)'' in the mail.
-->'''''YEEEAAHHH'''''
-->Looks like Ophelia... ''(puts on glasses)'' was drowning her sorrows.
-->'''''YEEEAAHHH'''''
-->Laertes... ''(puts on glasses)'' got the point.
-->'''''YEEEAAHHH'''''
-->Queen Gertrude... wine... ''(puts on giant glasses on top of all the other stacked-up pairs)'' and dyin'.
-->'''''YEEEAAHHH'''''
-->King Claudius... double... ''(presses button, millions of glasses fall from ceiling)'' the trouble.
-->'''''YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!'''''
-->HORATIO THEN BECAME FORTINBRAS'S ADVISOR OF COOL
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* ''Series/TheDailyShow'' used this too in a segment about Pope Benedict forgiving the Jews for killing Christ




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* [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/522607 Replaying :the game:]] parodies this at the end of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}} :the game:'' with Horatio putting on new glasses ''[[HurricaneOfPuns over the previous ones]]''.
-->'''Horatio:''' Well... good night... ''(puts on glasses)'' sweet prince.
-->'''''YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!'''''
-->NOW LET'S JUST '''KILL''' THE '''''[[{{Pun}} HORATIO]]''''' '''[[{{Pun}} CAINE]]''' JOKE
-->'''Horatio:''' King Hamlet... talk about... ''(puts on glasses)'' sibling rivalry.
-->'''''YEEEAAHHH'''''
-->Looks like it's curtains... ''(puts on glasses)'' for Polonius.
-->'''''YEEEAAHHH'''''
-->Rosencrantz and Guildenstern... the check's... ''(puts on glasses)'' in the mail.
-->'''''YEEEAAHHH'''''
-->Looks like Ophelia... ''(puts on glasses)'' was drowning her sorrows.
-->'''''YEEEAAHHH'''''
-->Laertes... ''(puts on glasses)'' got the point.
-->'''''YEEEAAHHH'''''
-->Queen Gertrude... wine... ''(puts on giant glasses on top of all the other stacked-up pairs)'' and dyin'.
-->'''''YEEEAAHHH'''''
-->King Claudius... double... ''(presses button, millions of glasses fall from ceiling)'' the trouble.
-->'''''YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!'''''
-->HORATIO THEN BECAME FORTINBRAS'S ADVISOR OF COOL


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* Also parodied in Sea World California's sea lion show: "Sea Lions Live", which is a rather amusing parody of popular TV shows of past and present played by the trainers and Seymour and Clyde, the staring sea lions. In one particular segment, they manage to parody CSI, CSI: Miami AND CSI: NY in rapid succession as the trainer wears the vest emblazoned with SLSI (Sea Lion Scene Investigation). On part stands out as one of the best parts of the show as they try to solve the murder and kidnap of a fish:
---> '''Female Trainer dressed like Catherine''': Smells like something here... is fishy...
---> '''YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!''' ''cue imagination montage as trainer and sea lion shuffle across the stage, striking poses as the sea lion grins and winks at the audience.''
20th Sep '17 7:17:17 AM scooter
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Tenth Doctor does this on occasion.

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', the Tenth Doctor does this on occasion.occasion--though he's more known for whipping his glasses ''on'' when something's important.
19th Sep '17 9:23:37 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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In RealLife, not many people with glasses whip them off after delivering a dramatic line, unless they're [[GenreSavvy doing it on purpose]], and optometrists will warn against removing them with one hand as it could cause damage.

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In RealLife, not many people with glasses whip them off after delivering a dramatic line, unless they're [[GenreSavvy doing it on purpose]], purpose, and optometrists will warn against removing them with one hand as it could cause damage.



* Towards the end of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution, it was beginning to look like the makeshift government wasn't going to be able to pay the army for its service. UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington's officers called a meeting to discuss possible retaliations, which included pulling out into the backwoods and letting Congress defend itself, or even turning against it outright. Washington made a speech to them about how this would totally suck and they shouldn't do it, which they were not in the mood to hear. Then at the end he pulled out a letter from Congress explaining the government's financial problems, along with his reading glasses, and reportedly said something like, "Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for I have grown not only gray but half-blind in the service of my country." This served as a massive guilt trip, and after he'd read the letter and left, the officers unanimously voted to accept Congress's leadership and forget the idea of rebellion. A rare instance of this trope working because it makes the invoker look ''weaker'', but that just goes to show the accuracy of the man's [[GenreSavvy Genre Savviness]].

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* Towards the end of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution, it was beginning to look like the makeshift government wasn't going to be able to pay the army for its service. UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington's officers called a meeting to discuss possible retaliations, which included pulling out into the backwoods and letting Congress defend itself, or even turning against it outright. Washington made a speech to them about how this would totally suck and they shouldn't do it, which they were not in the mood to hear. Then at the end he pulled out a letter from Congress explaining the government's financial problems, along with his reading glasses, and reportedly said something like, "Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for I have grown not only gray but half-blind in the service of my country." This served as a massive guilt trip, and after he'd read the letter and left, the officers unanimously voted to accept Congress's leadership and forget the idea of rebellion. A rare instance of this trope working because it makes the invoker look ''weaker'', but that just goes to show the accuracy of the man's [[GenreSavvy Genre Savviness]].''weaker''.



* In terms of public speaking, the glasses removal trick can actually work fairly well, if done carefully. For example, some people first learning how to handle witnesses in court, or doing opening or closing arguments, will start fidgeting with their clothes or their glasses. One way to take the latter and make it work is to channel it; when you get to a question or line in your argument where you're really trying to make a point, draw attention to it by taking off your glasses and using them as a "prop" if you will by gesturing with the hand you have them in. (Granted, over doing it will make you look hammier than [[Series/CSIMiami Horatio Caine]], but [[GenreSavvy careful application]] is very effective!) Law school witness examination classes actually occasionally bring this up as [[TruthInTelevision a useful trick to have in your arsenal]].

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* In terms of public speaking, the glasses removal trick can actually work fairly well, if done carefully. For example, some people first learning how to handle witnesses in court, or doing opening or closing arguments, will start fidgeting with their clothes or their glasses. One way to take the latter and make it work is to channel it; when you get to a question or line in your argument where you're really trying to make a point, draw attention to it by taking off your glasses and using them as a "prop" if you will by gesturing with the hand you have them in. (Granted, over doing it will make you look hammier than [[Series/CSIMiami Horatio Caine]], but [[GenreSavvy careful application]] application is very effective!) Law school witness examination classes actually occasionally bring this up as [[TruthInTelevision a useful trick to have in your arsenal]].
7th Sep '17 6:33:37 PM PaulA
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* In a rare literary example, happens in Creator/HPLovecraft's story "The Curse of Yig."
** "Dr. [=McNeill=] paused here and removed his glasses, as if a blurring of the objective world might make the reminiscent vision clearer."

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* In a rare literary example, happens in Creator/HPLovecraft's story "The Curse of Yig."
** "Dr.-->''Dr. [=McNeill=] paused here and removed his glasses, as if a blurring of the objective world might make the reminiscent vision clearer."''
1st Aug '17 1:48:20 AM Malachi108
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** In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZABknwBlfk this sketch]] on ''TheLateShowWithStephenColbert'', Stephen does the dramatic glasses pull only for them to be back on his face in the next shot. He does it ''eight times'' during one scene.
7th Jun '17 6:23:56 AM Morgenthaler
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** NTSF:SD:SUV is basically a parody of all tech-driven cop shows ever, but has a special place in its heart for ''CSI: Miami''. Is it any surprise the intro features lead character and Horatio Caine expy Trent Hauser doing standard and Caine pulls in the space of a split second?

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** NTSF:SD:SUV ''Series/{{NTSFSDSUV}}'' is basically a parody of all tech-driven cop shows ever, but has a special place in its heart for ''CSI: Miami''. Is it any surprise the intro features lead character and Horatio Caine expy Trent Hauser doing standard and Caine pulls in the space of a split second?
8th Apr '17 1:41:28 PM nombretomado
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* RegularOrdinarySwedishMealTime's chef does this a few times in the Satanic Salad episode. It even comes with the Who's vocal sample from their song "Won't Get Fooled Again."

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* RegularOrdinarySwedishMealTime's ''WebVideo/RegularOrdinarySwedishMealTime'''s chef does this a few times in the Satanic Salad episode. It even comes with the Who's vocal sample from their song "Won't Get Fooled Again."
30th Mar '17 6:30:50 PM Kooshmeister
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* ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'': In "The Ci-Kat-A," one of the MASA guards being controlled by the aliens, and turning into an alien himself, does this with his SinisterShades to expose his creepy green insect eyes.
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