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5th Jul '16 12:08:20 PM mariic
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%%** Several adults commit variations of this throughout, with several less than comic results in the 5th and 7th books.

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%%** ** Several adults commit variations of this throughout, with several less than comic results in the 5th and 7th books.
4th Jul '16 6:05:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* From ''TheTick'', "The Tick vs. Arthur's Bank Account": "Hi, I'm Arthur, and this is my diversion."

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* From ''TheTick'', ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'', "The Tick vs. Arthur's Bank Account": "Hi, I'm Arthur, and this is my diversion."
25th Jun '16 10:49:27 PM 10-13-2
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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.

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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.
WeNeedADistraction. WasJustLeaving ensues when a character doesn't bother to come up with a pretense for wanting someone else gone.
11th Jun '16 7:05:49 PM katrinahood
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* The ''VeggieTales'' episode "Lyle the Kindly Viking" features an entire musical number in which Sven and Otar make up increasingly ridiculous things to distract Olaf.

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* The ''VeggieTales'' ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'' episode "Lyle the Kindly Viking" features an entire musical number in which Sven and Otar make up increasingly ridiculous things to distract Olaf.
2nd Jun '16 11:08:38 AM Willbyr
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* TenchiMuyo The very first episode, Tenchi tells Ryoko to look out the window while she's trying to kill him. She does and he runs off, while there's gas filling the room. She's holding a ''LaserBlade'' at the time.

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* TenchiMuyo The very In the first episode, episode of ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'', Tenchi tells Ryoko to look out the window while she's trying to kill him. She does and he runs off, while there's gas filling the room. She's holding a ''LaserBlade'' at the time.
18th May '16 3:00:34 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''NewsRadio'': Dave helps Lisa get rid of a Japan-obsessed Matthew: "Do you know anyone who knows how sushi is made? Because Joe was wondering..."

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* ''NewsRadio'': ''Series/NewsRadio'': Dave helps Lisa get rid of a Japan-obsessed Matthew: "Do you know anyone who knows how sushi is made? Because Joe was wondering..."
19th Apr '16 9:08:39 PM JMQwilleran
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* In one of the sidequests in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsOfColdSteel'' which has Rean trying to bust Rex for selling candid photos, he corners him at the Old Schoolhouse. Rex then distracts Rean by asking what Alisa's doing in a swimsuit. Rean soon realizes he fell for the oldest trick in the book!
18th Apr '16 4:31:14 PM TonyG
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* When Sulley and Mike go into WesternAnimation/MonstersInc to get Boo back home, they run into Randall, who asks them if they know anything about the child who got loose. To deflect attention from themselves, Mike suggests that "if anyone's involved, I'd put my money on Waxford." So while Randall goes to talk to Waxford, Sulley and Mike slink away.
* ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'': To distract P.T. Flea, Francis yells out "Hey, look! Money!"


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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': While Professor Farnsworth removes Bender's head to work on his body, Bender tells Amy to look at him ("Look, I'm being entertaining!") while the body picks her pocket.
27th Mar '16 2:31:39 PM mlsmithca
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* During ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'''s review of ''Film/LesMiserables'', he (alongside WebVideo/PawDugan and [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Oancitizen]]) was interrupted by ''Music/BrentalFloss'', who wanted to participate in the review while impersonating Creator/RussellCrowe's Javert. The three critics tried to get rid of him by telling him to get a PhD in medicine before he can join them.

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* During ''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic'''s review of ''Film/LesMiserables'', he (alongside WebVideo/PawDugan and [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Oancitizen]]) was interrupted by ''Music/BrentalFloss'', who wanted to participate in the review while impersonating Creator/RussellCrowe's Javert. The three critics tried to get rid of him by telling him to get a PhD [=PhD=] in medicine before he can join them.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons:''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons:''''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
15th Dec '15 7:53:56 AM lipranzer
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* ''Series/WestWing'': In the second episode, Margeret is bugging Leo about something, so he hands her a picture and says "Here, look at this. It's a baby with a new mother." She predictably melts.

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* ''Series/WestWing'': ''Series/TheWestWing'': In the second episode, Margeret Margaret is bugging Leo about something, so he hands her a picture and says "Here, look at this. It's a baby with a new mother." She predictably melts.
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