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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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10th Jan '16 12:43:24 AM Llygodenfawr
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* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Stewie drops hints that [[RefugeInAudacity Meg should become Bulimic]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Stewie drops hints that [[RefugeInAudacity Meg should become Bulimic]].bulimic]].
28th Nov '15 3:09:11 PM Sterok
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* In the ''FairyTail'' fanfiction ''TheYoungAndTheReckless'', the [[PerpetualSmiler kind and cheerfully helpful]] young man the protagonists meet up with drops dozens of hints that [[spoiler: he is actually TheDragon, TheMole, a {{Bifauxnen}}, and in it all ForTheLulz; the woman he was talking to when they met is married to another member of the QuirkyMinibossSquad; TheBartender who led them to him is another member of the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Squad]], and the BigBad has [[DiabolicalMastermind planned]] [[CrazyPrepared ahead]] for ways to [[CombatPragmatist kill them all as efficiently as possible]].]] Of course, no one gets the hints at the time, though they [[DopeSlap smack themselves upside the head]] for missing it once TheReveal happens.

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* In the ''FairyTail'' ''Manga/FairyTail'' fanfiction ''TheYoungAndTheReckless'', the [[PerpetualSmiler kind and cheerfully helpful]] young man the protagonists meet up with drops dozens of hints that [[spoiler: he is actually TheDragon, TheMole, a {{Bifauxnen}}, and in it all ForTheLulz; the woman he was talking to when they met is married to another member of the QuirkyMinibossSquad; TheBartender who led them to him is another member of the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Squad]], and the BigBad has [[DiabolicalMastermind planned]] [[CrazyPrepared ahead]] for ways to [[CombatPragmatist kill them all as efficiently as possible]].]] Of course, no one gets the hints at the time, though they [[DopeSlap smack themselves upside the head]] for missing it once TheReveal happens.
19th Nov '15 3:12:46 PM Gamermaster
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Fortunately, they ''really'' [[WAFF made up for lost time afterwards.]]

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Fortunately, they ''really'' [[WAFF [[{{WAFF}} made up for lost time afterwards.]]
16th Oct '15 9:02:17 AM MachRider1985
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* ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'': When Asuka meets Shinji she mentions on passing she had been constantly hitting on himů and getting exasperated because she could not tell whether he was dense or not interested:
-->'''Asuka''':"You masturbating over my comatose body was far from the worst thing to happen to me that week. At least it proved you were too dumb to know when you're being hit on instead of just gay."
11th Oct '15 1:19:07 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''{{Disney/Aladdin}}: The Series'', in one episode Aladdin is shopping for a locket for Jasmine. When Genie asks why he sarcastically mentions she's been dropping "little hints" like pointing at them and shouting "I want one!"
* How Isabella tries to reveal her crush on Phineas in PhineasAndFerb. It...[[ObliviousToLove doesn't work...]]

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* Subverted in ''{{Disney/Aladdin}}: The Series'', ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'', in one episode Aladdin is shopping for a locket for Jasmine. When Genie asks why he sarcastically mentions she's been dropping "little hints" like pointing at them and shouting "I want one!"
* How Isabella tries to reveal her crush on Phineas in PhineasAndFerb.''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. It...[[ObliviousToLove doesn't work...]]
20th Sep '15 7:40:21 PM eroock
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-->--''Series/{{Blackadder}} the Third''

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-->--''Series/{{Blackadder}} -->-- ''Series/{{Blackadder}} the Third''
26th Aug '15 9:39:59 AM johnsmithxxi
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