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17th Jan '18 3:23:16 PM Andyroid
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** In the Invention Exchange for the "Wizards of the Lost Kingdom" episode, Jonah invents "Verbal Smoke Bombs", a list of bizarre excuses guaranteed to end any awkward conversation, including "Gotta go, I can't feel my arms!"
17th Jan '18 1:31:32 AM StFan
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''{both disappear at maximum speed, blushing furiously and wishing the ground would open and swallow them]''

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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne Party of One]]", Rainbow Dash actually draws a wristwatch on her foreleg in order to have an excuse to say "Oh, look at the time!" and get out of explaining to Pinkie why she and Fluttershy can't attend her next party. She and Fluttershy then claim to be late to house -- sorry, ''cave''sitting for a vacationing bear named Harry (who loves to play seashells and collect volleyball). This being Pinkie Pie, she finds this excuse to be the most plausible excuse any of her friends have come up with, compared to: Twilight studying for the princess -- which is her favorite spare time activity; Applejack picking apples -- which, as the head of an apple orchard, is something she does almost every day; and Rarity washing her hair (although Rarity did stick her head directly into the trash can to make the excuse more believable, because Pinkie told her her hair looked clean). [[note]]Later in the series, Harry the bear turns out to actually exist, but there's still no indication any of the rest is even remotely plausible[[/note]].

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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne Party of One]]", Rainbow Dash actually draws a wristwatch on her foreleg in order to have an excuse to say "Oh, look at the time!" and get out of explaining to Pinkie why she and Fluttershy can't attend her next party. She and Fluttershy then claim to be late to house -- sorry, ''cave''sitting for a vacationing bear named Harry (who loves to play seashells and collect volleyball). This being Pinkie Pie, she finds this excuse to be the most plausible excuse any of her friends have come up with, compared to: Twilight studying for the princess -- which is her favorite spare time activity; Applejack picking apples -- which, as the head of an apple orchard, is something she does almost every day; and Rarity washing her hair (although Rarity did stick her head directly into the trash can to make the excuse more believable, because Pinkie told her her hair looked clean). [[note]]Later in the series, Harry the bear turns out to actually exist, but there's still no indication any of the rest is even remotely plausible[[/note]].plausible.[[/note]]



** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E12FlutterBrutter Flutter Brutter]]", Rainbow Dash excuses herself from a meeting with Fluttershy's obnoxious brother, Zephyr Breeze, by saying, "I just remembered I promised to help Pinkie Pie...sprinkle...something."

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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS6E12FlutterBrutter Flutter Brutter]]", Rainbow Dash excuses herself from a meeting with Fluttershy's obnoxious brother, Zephyr Breeze, by saying, "I just remembered I promised to help Pinkie Pie...sprinkle... sprinkle... something."



* A bunch of Republicans actually pulled this stunt to get out of having to do anything with UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, including one claim of "watching dumpster fires" Similarly, Americans gave [[http://distractify.com/humor/2017/01/17/trump-inauguration-excuses hilarious responses]] when Trump put out a Facebook invite to his inauguration.

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* A bunch of Republicans actually pulled this stunt to get out of having to do anything with UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump, including one claim of "watching dumpster fires" fires". Similarly, Americans gave [[http://distractify.com/humor/2017/01/17/trump-inauguration-excuses hilarious responses]] when Trump put out a Facebook invite to his inauguration.
15th Jan '18 3:51:31 PM WillKeaton
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Usually the mundane "Well, I'm off to work," "I think I'll call it a night," "Gotta use the head", "GoingToTheStore" type of comment, rarely related to the plot. The British or TheRoaringTwenties equivalent would be "I have to see a man about a horse (or dog)".[[note]]This was also an UnusualEuphemism for needing to use the toilet.[[/note]] If the character is TheDitz, a BadLiar, or simply ''desperate'' to get away, they may come up with a less plausible excuse, like "I think I hear my mother calling me" or "I need to take my goldfish to the vet." Particularly desperate and / or dimwitted characters might even [[BuffySpeak come up with something absolutely nonsensical]], or might just abandon the whole 'reason' part of the reason ("I have to go over there, for... some reason." or "I have to go be somewhere else"). Alternatively, a clever DeadpanSnarker may offer a blatantly nonsensical excuse as a form of deliberate snub. When a character wants the remaining characters to [[LampshadeHanging know what they are up to]], they'll often go with a blatantly transparent "I have a thing with a guy" excuse.

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Usually the mundane "Well, I'm off to work," "I think I'll call it a night," "Gotta use the head", "GoingToTheStore" type of comment, rarely related to the plot. The British or TheRoaringTwenties equivalent would be "I have to see a man about a horse (or dog)".[[note]]This dog)."[[note]]This was also an UnusualEuphemism for needing to use the toilet.[[/note]] If the character is TheDitz, a BadLiar, or simply ''desperate'' to get away, they may come up with a less plausible excuse, like "I think I hear my mother calling me" or "I need to take my goldfish to the vet." Particularly desperate and / or dimwitted characters might even [[BuffySpeak come up with something absolutely nonsensical]], or might just abandon the whole 'reason' part of the reason ("I have to go over there, for... some reason." or "I have to go be somewhere else"). Alternatively, a clever DeadpanSnarker may offer a blatantly nonsensical excuse as a form of deliberate snub. When a character wants the remaining characters to [[LampshadeHanging know what they are up to]], they'll often go with a blatantly transparent "I have a thing with a guy" excuse.



** [[http://www.lackadaisycats.com/comic.php?comicid=86/ I think I left my hat in the car. I should go... be with my hat... in the car]].

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** [[http://www.lackadaisycats.com/comic.php?comicid=86/ I think I left my hat in the car. I should go... be with my hat... in the car]].car.]]
3rd Jan '18 7:21:13 AM SuperSaiyanSonic
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* In an early episode of ''Series/MelissaAndJoey'', Joe meets a web designer who bolts as soon as he tells her he's a nanny.
-->'''Ashley:''' Work emergency! My website just caught on fire!
** Subverted at the end of the episode in that her server hosting the website really did catch fire and she was genuinely interested in Joe.
28th Dec '17 1:33:18 AM DrFraud
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A paper-thin reason to leave is made by a character and accepted by the other characters.

Usually of the mundane "Well, I'm off to work," "I think I'll call it a night," "Gotta use the head", "GoingToTheStore" type of comment, rarely related to the plot. The British or TheRoaringTwenties equivalent would be "I have to see a man about a horse (or dog)".[[note]]This was also an UnusualEuphemism for needing to use the toilet.[[/note]] If the character is TheDitz, a BadLiar, or simply ''desperate'' to get away, they may come up with a less plausible excuse, like "I think I hear my mother calling me" or "I need to take my goldfish to the vet." Particularly desperate and / or dimwitted characters might even [[BuffySpeak come up with either something absolutely nonsensical]], or might just abandon the whole 'reason' part of the reason ("I have to go over there, for... some reason." or "I have to go be somewhere else"). Alternatively, a clever DeadpanSnarker may offer a blatantly nonsensical excuse as a form of deliberate snub. When a character wants the remaining characters to [[LampshadeHanging know what they are up to]], they'll often go with a blatantly transparent "I have a thing with a guy" excuse.

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A paper-thin reason excuse to leave is made by a character and accepted by the other characters.

Usually of the mundane "Well, I'm off to work," "I think I'll call it a night," "Gotta use the head", "GoingToTheStore" type of comment, rarely related to the plot. The British or TheRoaringTwenties equivalent would be "I have to see a man about a horse (or dog)".[[note]]This was also an UnusualEuphemism for needing to use the toilet.[[/note]] If the character is TheDitz, a BadLiar, or simply ''desperate'' to get away, they may come up with a less plausible excuse, like "I think I hear my mother calling me" or "I need to take my goldfish to the vet." Particularly desperate and / or dimwitted characters might even [[BuffySpeak come up with either something absolutely nonsensical]], or might just abandon the whole 'reason' part of the reason ("I have to go over there, for... some reason." or "I have to go be somewhere else"). Alternatively, a clever DeadpanSnarker may offer a blatantly nonsensical excuse as a form of deliberate snub. When a character wants the remaining characters to [[LampshadeHanging know what they are up to]], they'll often go with a blatantly transparent "I have a thing with a guy" excuse.


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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11996609/6/Wear-Me-Like-A-Locket-Around-Your-Throat Wear Me Like a Locket Around Your Throat]]'' Harry narrowly avoids being caught snooping in Dumbledore's office.
-->'''Harry:''' I'm sorry, sir, but I've got to, er, go to the library. Now. I said I'd meet someone. About something.
18th Dec '17 11:59:49 PM Scrounge
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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne Party of One]]", Rainbow Dash actually draws a wristwatch on her foreleg in order to have an excuse to say "Oh, look at the time!" and get out of explaining to Pinkie why she and Fluttershy can't attend her next party. She and Fluttershy then claim to be late to house -- sorry, ''cave''sitting for a vacationing bear named Harry (who loves to play seashells and collect volleyball). This being Pinkie Pie, she finds this excuse to be the most plausible excuse any of her friends have come up with, compared to: Twilight studying for the princess -- which is her favorite spare time activity; Applejack picking apples -- which, as the head of an apple orchard, is something she does almost every day; and Rarity washing her hair (although Rarity did stick her head directly into the trash can to make the excuse more believable, because Pinkie told her her hair looked clean). Later in the series, Harry the bear turns out to actually exist.

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** In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne Party of One]]", Rainbow Dash actually draws a wristwatch on her foreleg in order to have an excuse to say "Oh, look at the time!" and get out of explaining to Pinkie why she and Fluttershy can't attend her next party. She and Fluttershy then claim to be late to house -- sorry, ''cave''sitting for a vacationing bear named Harry (who loves to play seashells and collect volleyball). This being Pinkie Pie, she finds this excuse to be the most plausible excuse any of her friends have come up with, compared to: Twilight studying for the princess -- which is her favorite spare time activity; Applejack picking apples -- which, as the head of an apple orchard, is something she does almost every day; and Rarity washing her hair (although Rarity did stick her head directly into the trash can to make the excuse more believable, because Pinkie told her her hair looked clean). Later [[note]]Later in the series, Harry the bear turns out to actually exist.exist, but there's still no indication any of the rest is even remotely plausible[[/note]].
7th Dec '17 7:48:28 AM Synchronicity
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7th Dec '17 4:14:05 AM Willbyr
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4th Dec '17 4:03:22 AM Andyroid
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** Homer needs a reason to excuse himself and spy on Lenny and Carl, something he'd promised not to do.

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** In "Homer the Great", Homer needs a reason to excuse himself and spy on Lenny and Carl, something he'd promised not to do.
22nd Nov '17 5:59:24 AM Jasin_Moridin
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* In a similar vein as the ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' example above, Centauri Ambassador Londo Mollari on ''Series/BabylonFive'' once told someone "I intend to have other plans" in response to an invitation.
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