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14th Dec '16 7:55:22 PM eowynjedi
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* This is the last straw for Nobby in ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant.'' After Vimes and Carrot both go to Uberwald, acting-captain Colon becomes increasingly tyrannical, but Nobby is willing to put up with it if he can make sergeant. After dropping several boulder-like hints that he would ''definitely'' make a good sergeant and leaving no doubt the name he has in mind, Colon takes the advice and promotes Bauxite the troll. This prompts Nobby to finally organize the other angry Watchmen into a strike.
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* The page quote is from the third series of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', when Blackadder is trying to rise from butler to Lord by citing the work he's just done in keeping the spendthrift George from being bankrupted by Parliament. George, being [[TheDitz who he is]], doesn't get it at all and needs several increasingly-obvious hints to realize who Blackadder is suggesting. [[spoiler:So he makes Baldrick a Lord.]]
24th Nov '16 12:46:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Hilariously]] used near the conclusion of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', where your character can be completely oblivious to Leliana's invitations to bed the night before the final battle, forcing her to speak more frankly.

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* [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Hilariously]] Hilariously used near the conclusion of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', where your character can be completely oblivious to Leliana's invitations to bed the night before the final battle, forcing her to speak more frankly.
24th Nov '16 12:45:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the second act of ''{{Spamalot}}'', after telling Arthur that his Broadway musical needs to end with a wedding, The Lady of the Lake proceeds to drop a series of increasingly blatant hints that his wedding should be to her. He gets it eventually.

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* In the second act of ''{{Spamalot}}'', ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}'', after telling Arthur that his Broadway musical needs to end with a wedding, The Lady of the Lake proceeds to drop a series of increasingly blatant hints that his wedding should be to her. He gets it eventually.
16th Nov '16 9:50:56 PM Gamermaster
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Fortunately, they ''really'' [[{{WAFF}} made up for lost time afterwards.]]

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** Fortunately, they ''really'' [[{{WAFF}} made up for for]] [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex lost time afterwards.]]
24th Aug '16 2:58:56 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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'''Prince George:''' ''[long pause]'' You couldn't make it leap any higher, could you?

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'''Prince George:''' ''[long pause]'' ''(long pause)'' You couldn't make it leap any higher, could you?
18th Jul '16 5:17:23 PM Rabbidking
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** Another episode has Brian's new girlfriend give not-so-subtle hints that they should start having sex; namely, by hiring an air traffic controller and installing runway lights in her apartment, both of which point to her in a suggestive position.
22nd Jun '16 3:21:56 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'': During the first half of the story, Asuka teases Shinji, incites him to kiss her, tries to sleep with him... and Shinji didn't got it until she bluntly said she loved him.
16th Apr '16 8:44:47 PM nombretomado
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* Compare and contrast with Father Dougal's idea of a subtle hint in ''FatherTed'' -- writing what he wants on a banner that covers most of the parochial house.

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* Compare and contrast with Father Dougal's idea of a subtle hint in ''FatherTed'' ''Series/FatherTed'' -- writing what he wants on a banner that covers most of the parochial house.
24th Mar '16 5:49:39 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in ''TheCosbyShow''. When an old girlfriend of Elvin's comes to visit and wants to have dinner with him and Sondra, Sondra declines, as she has to work on her law school application, but repeatedly (over his own insistence that he ''not'' go out) tells Elvin that it's all right if he does. Of course, this is exactly the opposite of what she really means and is furious with him when he comes home. Elvin is completely confused as to why she's so angry and wonders how she expected him to know that being told "Yes, it's okay if you go out" actually mean, "No, I don't want you to go out."

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* Inverted in ''TheCosbyShow''.''Series/TheCosbyShow''. When an old girlfriend of Elvin's comes to visit and wants to have dinner with him and Sondra, Sondra declines, as she has to work on her law school application, but repeatedly (over his own insistence that he ''not'' go out) tells Elvin that it's all right if he does. Of course, this is exactly the opposite of what she really means and is furious with him when he comes home. Elvin is completely confused as to why she's so angry and wonders how she expected him to know that being told "Yes, it's okay if you go out" actually mean, "No, I don't want you to go out."
18th Mar '16 11:08:53 PM Hossmeister
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