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29th Aug '16 7:38:45 PM somebob
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* In the ''Series/SchoolOfRock'' episode "Video Killed the Speed Debate Star", the gang needed to erase a video in the principal's office while she was coaching the Speed Debate team tryouts. They needed more time so Summer slowed her speech way down.
3rd Aug '16 2:14:37 PM LinusEitname
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* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** The second half of case 2-4 breaks down to this, as, just before the trial, [[spoiler:Detective Gumshoe starts tracking down Maya's kidnapper]], and Phoenix has to stall for time--making the trial last as long as possible--because [[spoiler:the verdict is the kidnapper's ransom]].
** Case I2-5 has both the defense ''and'' (substitute) prosecution trying to do this, because the real prosecutor is missing (along with crucial evidence), and meanwhile Edgeworth has to find him.
3rd Aug '16 12:29:36 PM Kafkesque
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* The ''{{Series/Leverage}}'' episode "The Boiler Room Job" has a long and elaborate example; [[spoiler: the entire con turns out to be an elaborate distraction to keep the mark's attention away from Hardison pilfering his accounts.]]
3rd Jul '16 6:28:00 PM Kirayoshi
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** A variation in the episode "Mountie on the Bounty Ep. 1"; while Ray explores a ship that was dumping toxic waste into Lake Michigan, Fraser distracts the crew assembled in the mess hall by leading them in a chorus of "Barrett's Privateers".

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** A variation in the episode "Mountie on the Bounty Ep. 1"; while Ray explores a ship that was dumping toxic waste into Lake Michigan, Fraser distracts the crew assembled in the mess hall by leading them in a chorus of "Barrett's Privateers".
3rd Jul '16 6:27:21 PM Kirayoshi
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** A variation in the episode "Mountie on the Bounty Ep. 1"; while Ray explores a ship that was dumping toxic waste into Lake Michigan, Fraser distracts the crew assembled in the mess hall by leading them in a chorus of "Barrett's Privateers".
18th Jun '16 5:25:52 PM Jhonny
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* Not a particularly long speech, but probably the most important speech in his career was delivered by Joschka Fischer (then German foreign minister) at the 1999 special party conference of the German Green Party. A bit of context: His party had just entered a federal government for the first time in history not a year prior. The Greens had started out as an incredibly pacifist party in a country that was at the time adverse to war under any circumstances. Fischer (as can be seen in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jsKCOTM4Ms video]]) had been hit by a bag of color, which ruptured his eardrums and had to defend the decision of his government to get involved in the 1999 Kosovo war. The party conference had to actually be conducted under ''police protection''.
18th Jun '16 5:19:12 PM Jhonny
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** One former small town mayor of Burlington, Vermont got up to hold a "very long speech" (as he called it) when the Senate was discussing an extension to the Bush tax cuts. Watch the [[InsistentTerminology "not filibuster"]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLNKNq9soLE here]] in all its eight and half hour glory.
18th Jun '16 5:10:07 PM Jhonny
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** There was a German football match where two commentators had to hold the floor for above an hour since one of the goals had just broken down and fallen, while the second goal they got was too small. The commentators even earned an award for their performance and their filibuster had more views than the actual game.

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** There was a German football soccer match (Borussia Dortmund vs. Real Madrid on German TV) where two commentators had to hold the floor for above an hour since one of the goals had just broken down and fallen, while the second goal they got was too small. The commentators (Günter Jauch and Marcel Reif) even earned an award for their performance and their filibuster had more views than the actual game.
23rd May '16 11:37:33 PM baileystar
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** In "Telethon," Leslie panics when her scheduled entertainment for an all-night telethon fundraiser doesn't show up. She ends up flipping a coin repeatedly, mooning the camera, and explaining episodes of "Friends" to fill time.
--->'''Leslie''': Joey is mad at Chandler because Chandler made out with his girlfriend. So Joey says, "Get in the box." I forgot to tell you. There's a box. Oh, and it's Thanksgiving Day.
16th May '16 6:44:07 AM Synch
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* In the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Looking for ''Par'mach'' in all the Wrong Places", Quark demands the Ferengi Right of Proclamation during a duel with a Klingon to give Worf and Dax the opportunity to fix the mechanism that allows them to remote control Quark's body during the duel. The Klingons give it to him as he has respected their traditions and they should respect his.

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* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'':
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In "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS04E10OurManBashir Our Man Bashir]]", Bashir (playing James Bond in the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Looking holosuites) gives a lengthy speech at the end to stall the BigBad from killing him. Normally, getting shot would just mean GameOver, but thanks to a HolodeckMalfunction, his life is in very real danger, and stalling is the only way to buy time for his friends outside to fix things.
** In "[[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E03LookingForParMachInAllTheWrongPlaces Looking
for ''Par'mach'' in all the Wrong Places", Places]]", Quark demands the Ferengi Right of Proclamation during a duel with a Klingon to give Worf and Dax the opportunity to fix the mechanism that allows them to remote control Quark's body during the duel. The Klingons give it to him as he has respected their traditions and they should respect his.
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