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26th Mar '17 9:11:26 AM nombretomado
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* A RunningGag in ''{{Nodwick}}'', employed whenever Arthax and Yeagar need to get Piffany out of the way so they can do something horrid to Nodwick behind her back.

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* A RunningGag in ''{{Nodwick}}'', ''{{ComicStrip/Nodwick}}'', employed whenever Arthax and Yeagar need to get Piffany out of the way so they can do something horrid to Nodwick behind her back.
15th Mar '17 4:19:40 AM TomWalpertac2
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* ''Series/DeadliestCatch'': Season 11 opened with the Hillstrands lighting up thousands of dollars worth of fireworks (safely, on land) to the delight of "practically the entire population of Unalaska" [[spoiler: which was just a distraction so Sig, Edgar, and Jake Anderson could move the Cape Caution as a prank so Wild Bill would think he'd gone senile]].
9th Mar '17 4:29:17 PM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E2TheCrystalEmpirePart2 "The Crystal Empire, Part 2"]], Applejack is tasked with keeping the crystal ponies' morale high by making sure they don't learn that [[AmplifierArtifact the Crystal Heart]] hasn't actually been found yet. AJ is also [[BadLiar a terrible liar]], so every time somepony asks her about the Crystal Heart, her response is something along the lines of "Hey, look! Food! Look! A jousting match!"

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E9SweetAndElite "Sweet and Elite"]], Rarity has spent most of the episode trying to keep her small-town roots a secret from the Canterlot elite. She tries to distract Fancy Pants before Twilight Sparkle can blab that Rarity is "the friend from Ponyville" who made her dress, saying "I'd like to show you... uh, this thing that's over there, on the other side of the room."
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In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E2TheCrystalEmpirePart2 "The Crystal Empire, Part 2"]], Applejack is tasked with keeping the crystal ponies' morale high by making sure they don't learn that [[AmplifierArtifact the Crystal Heart]] hasn't actually been found yet. AJ is also [[BadLiar a terrible liar]], so every time somepony asks her about the Crystal Heart, her response is something along the lines of "Hey, look! Food! Look! A jousting match!"
4th Mar '17 11:02:03 AM Premonition45
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* In ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'', Dr. Petrov, the chief physician, is the only ''Red October'' officer not part of Ramius' defection plan. So, during dinner in the officers' mess, Borodin orders him to compile his radiation tests so that they can privately discuss their plan.
12th Feb '17 8:49:06 PM BattleMaster
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* Once in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Harry needs to pick a lock. Since FairCop Murphy is there, he tells her to "look at that zeppelin." Subverted in that Murphy knows ''exactly'' what he's doing, but complies anyway so that she doesn't actually see him doing anything illegal.

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* Once in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Harry needs to pick a lock. Since FairCop Murphy [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Officer Murphy]] is there, he tells her to "look at that zeppelin." Subverted in that Murphy knows ''exactly'' what he's doing, but complies anyway so that she doesn't actually see him doing anything illegal.
12th Jan '17 12:35:59 AM Doug86
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* The Demonic Duck from ''ElGoonishShive'' is an expert in "distraction magic," and when it goes on strike attempts to summon it fail to serve as efficient distractions.

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* The Demonic Duck from ''ElGoonishShive'' ''WebComic/ElGoonishShive'' is an expert in "distraction magic," and when it goes on strike attempts to summon it fail to serve as efficient distractions.
30th Nov '16 3:59:40 AM SteveMB
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INeedToGoIronMyDog is the inverse of this, where the character offers some excuse for their own departure. Compare and contrast with LookBehindYou and WeNeedADistraction. WasJustLeaving ensues when a character doesn't bother to come up with a pretense for wanting someone else gone.

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INeedToGoIronMyDog is the inverse of this, where the character offers some excuse for their own departure.departure; if the real purpose is to distance himself from what the others are saying and doing, it's SteppingOutForAQuickCupOfCoffee. Compare and contrast with LookBehindYou and WeNeedADistraction. WasJustLeaving ensues when a character doesn't bother to come up with a pretense for wanting someone else gone.
28th Nov '16 6:06:50 PM nombretomado
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* In "The Tower of the Elephant" (a ''ConanTheBarbarian'' story) Taurus sends Conan to check whether there are guards in the garden. Conan suspects this, but obeys. Taurus shuts the door and gets killed.

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* In "The Tower of the Elephant" "Literature/TheTowerOfTheElephant" (a ''ConanTheBarbarian'' ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'' story) Taurus sends Conan to check whether there are guards in the garden. Conan suspects this, but obeys. Taurus shuts the door and gets killed.
10th Oct '16 10:44:44 PM foxley
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* In one episode of 'Series/EvenStevens'', Louis yells "Look, a diversion!" which is enough to fool the security guard they're trying to get away from.

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* In one episode of 'Series/EvenStevens'', ''Series/EvenStevens'', Louis yells "Look, a diversion!" which is enough to fool the security guard they're trying to get away from.from.
* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': In "Murder in Milan", Jessica distracts a pack of paparazzi by saying "Isn't that Mel Gibson?" and pointing behind them.
23rd Aug '16 3:19:41 PM margdean56
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* A RunningGag in ''{{Nodwick}}'', employed whenever Arthax and Yeagar needs to get Piffany out of the way so they can do something horrid to Nodwick behind her back.

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* A RunningGag in ''{{Nodwick}}'', employed whenever Arthax and Yeagar needs need to get Piffany out of the way so they can do something horrid to Nodwick behind her back.
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