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8th May '18 9:48:00 AM CassandraLeo
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'''Michael:''' No.\\\

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'''Michael:''' No.\\\\\
8th May '18 9:46:40 AM CassandraLeo
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** Melania Trump (Creator/CecilyStrong) employs this trope to ask Michael Cohen (Creator/BenStiller) if a woman can testify against her husband:
--> '''Melania:''' Hello, Michael, its Melania.\\
'''Michael:''' Oh, hey, Melania. I was just talking to Donald about, uh \\
'''Melania:''' Oh, huh, yeah. Eh, listen, I have a completely hypothetical question for a friend of mine, okay? If her husband is accused of crime, would she have to testify against him?\\
'''Michael:''' No.\\\
'''Melania:''' But could she? If she wanted?\\
'''Michael:''' I guess she could.\\
'''Melania:''' Oh, my friend will be so happy. Thank you, Michael!
17th Apr '18 11:38:10 AM Pichu-kun
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* In the ''Frozen'' fic ''Fanfic/TheAlphabetStory'', Elsa starts out in denial of her crush on a woman named Kyra. Kyra's brother Kendar was courting Elsa however he broke it off. At the same time he mentions that his sister had fallen for someone "indecent" and asks Elsa if same-gender relationships are illegal in Arendelle. Later on, Elsa contemplates what happened and believes that Kendar was talking about himself, not Kyra. It, however, turns out he was talking about his sister falling for Elsa herself.


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* ''WesternAnimatation/TheLoudHouse'': Subverted in an episode. Lincoln goes to his sister Lori for advice on how to hook up a friend with a girl. Lori thinks that Lincoln has a crush on a girl, but in reality he is really trying to pair up two of his teachers.
15th Mar '18 1:44:37 AM yisfidri
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* In the Literature/MissMarple short story collection ''The Tuesday Club Murders'', the actress Jane Heiler tells Miss Marple and a number of other guests at a dinner party about a strange thing that had happened to a "friend" of hers. Everyone at the party immediately assumes this trope, figuring that it was something that had happened to Jane herself. [[spoiler: They were half-right. Jane was the actress in the story, but it wasn't about something that ''had'' happened to her, but something she was going to do. She was planning to commit the crime described, and her story was a TrialBalloonQuestion to see if Miss Marple could figure it out.]]

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* In the Literature/MissMarple short story collection ''The Tuesday Club Murders'', ''Literature/TheThirteenProblems'', the actress Jane Heiler tells Miss Marple and a number of other guests at a dinner party about a strange thing that had happened to a "friend" of hers. Everyone at the party immediately assumes this trope, figuring that it was something that had happened to Jane herself. [[spoiler: They were half-right. Jane was the actress in the story, but it wasn't about something that ''had'' happened to her, but something she was going to do. She was planning to commit the crime described, and her story was a TrialBalloonQuestion to see if Miss Marple could figure it out.]]
20th Feb '18 12:32:50 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/BandsOfMourning'': Allik mentions that social decorum is extremely important to airship crews, to the point that his friend got thrown overboard for terrible dancing (they tied a rope to his leg first). Later, when he rescues his crew from certain death, his captain mentions that it's ''almost'' enough for her to forgive his terrible dancing.
10th Feb '18 5:02:09 PM FoxBluereaver
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* In a sidestory of ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', at one point while talking with Misty and Iris about problematic Pokémon. Ash almost lets slip about his experience with Charizard during his disobedient phase in the previous timeline and how it costed him his first league. He quickly corrects himself and says "a friend's Charizard".
27th Jan '18 3:55:15 AM jormis29
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* On ''Creator/TylerPerry's House of Payne'', Malik's friend Kevin actually did contract syphilis but was ashamed/didn't know how to get help, so Malik offers to talk to his own dad, CJ and uses the trope to talk to him about it. Of course, CJ mistakenly believes that Malik is the "friend" and promptly flies off the handle until Kevin confesses that he is the one who actually needs help.

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* On ''Creator/TylerPerry's House of Payne'', Series/HouseOfPayne'', Malik's friend Kevin actually did contract syphilis but was ashamed/didn't know how to get help, so Malik offers to talk to his own dad, CJ and uses the trope to talk to him about it. Of course, CJ mistakenly believes that Malik is the "friend" and promptly flies off the handle until Kevin confesses that he is the one who actually needs help.
13th Jan '18 2:46:20 AM TitoMosquito
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' did this every time something happened and he needed advice, usually from his friend Skeeter. One time is when he assumed Skeeter stole something and [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Skeeter thought he was asking a math problem]]; another is when he thought the foreign exchange student is in love with Patty and Skeeter tells Doug he should just tell the exchange student how he feels.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' did this every time something happened and he needed advice, usually from his friend Skeeter. One time is when he assumed Skeeter stole something and [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Skeeter thought he was asking a math problem]]; problem]] (though Doug thought he was playing innocent); another is when he thought the foreign exchange student is in love with Patty and Skeeter tells Doug he should just tell the exchange student how he feels.
7th Jan '18 11:58:06 AM eroock
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See ComicRolePlay for a similar trope. Also compare to ItsForABook. See also AndThatLittleGirlWasMe, for a similar deception regarding someone's backstory. TheConfidant can usually be told the non-hypothetical version without freaking out.

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See ComicRolePlay for a similar trope. Also compare to ItsForABook. See also AndThatLittleGirlWasMe, for a similar deception regarding someone's backstory. TheConfidant can usually be told the non-hypothetical version without freaking out.
out. Compare MistakenDeclarationOfLove.
23rd Dec '17 12:32:06 PM JMQwilleran
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* A variant occurred on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' Weekend Update's Really!?! segment:

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'':
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A variant occurred on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' the Weekend Update's Really!?! segment:


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** In the ''Series/UndercoverBoss'' parody with Creator/AdamDriver appearing as Kylo Ren of ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/TheForceAwakens'', who is disguised as "Matt," a radar technician, Matt tells a group of stormtroopers that he has a friend who saw Kylo Ren in the shower and that he had an 8-pack and was shredded.
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