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19th Jun '16 11:12:58 PM jormis29
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Dogstar}}'': The children make-up excuses to avoid Gran's [[LethalChef terrible cooking]] in the "Titanium Chef" episode but Glenn can't quite come up with anything.
-->'''Glenn''': I can't think of an excuse but I have to go too.
19th Jun '16 8:17:03 PM DeathsApprentice
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* ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'': Detective Rosa Diaz provides this trope's page quote when trying to avoid talking to a citizen who calls himself "Super Dan."
18th Jun '16 3:22:11 PM Valiona
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* In the VideoGame/Persona 4 fanfic [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10776108/2/Do-Bonds-Truly-Last-Forever Do Bonds Truly Last Forever?]], the reunion between Yu and his old friends initially goes well, until Yosuke loses his temper and [[WhatTheHellHero calls Yu out for not visiting in 10 years]] and storms out. Immediately afterward, Yukiko, Chie, Kanji, Teddie and Naoto all make up various excuses to leave.
15th Jun '16 7:48:13 PM CounterShadowform
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* It turns out that if you ask to cut in line for the photocopier and give the reason "[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment because I need to make some copies]]", [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automaticity#Using_automaticity_to_influence most people will actually comply.]]

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* It turns out that if you ask to cut in line for the photocopier and give the reason "[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment because I need to make some copies]]", [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automaticity#Using_automaticity_to_influence org/wiki/Automaticity#Use_to_influence most people will actually comply.]]
4th Jun '16 2:23:48 PM merotoker
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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 the RoaringTwenties 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") 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 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 the RoaringTwenties 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") 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.



* In ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'', as ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} and [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Nite Owl]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMhn10cG_BU&feature=channel_page see the next event]] ([[Comicbook/FantasticFour The Thing]] vs. Franchise/{{Superman}}... [[WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens Monster vs. Alien]]), Cyclops leaves with a bizarre excuse (that's also an in-joke): "Excuse me, I think I heard my girlfriend dying."

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* In ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'', as ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} and [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Nite Owl]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMhn10cG_BU&feature=channel_page see the next event]] ([[Comicbook/FantasticFour The Thing]] vs. Franchise/{{Superman}}... [[WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens Monster vs. Alien]]), Cyclops leaves with a bizarre excuse (that's also an in-joke): "Excuse me, I think I heard [[ComicBook/JeanGrey my girlfriend dying.girlfriend]] [[NeverLiveItDown/ComicBooks dying]]."



* Occurs in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11309151/31/50-Weird-Things-Kirby-Has-Done 50 Weird Things Kirby Has Done]]'' with [[FanNickname Bandana Dee]] having two consecutive days off from work as a {{mook}} and trying to avoid spending them at a sleepover with [[CloudCuckoolander Kirby]].

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* Occurs in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11309151/31/50-Weird-Things-Kirby-Has-Done 50 Weird Things Kirby Has Done]]'' with [[FanNickname Bandana Dee]] having two consecutive days off from work as a {{mook}} {{mook|s}} and trying to avoid spending them at a sleepover with [[CloudCuckoolander Kirby]].



* In the sixth ''Film/{{Harry Potter|and the Half Blood Prince}}'' film (and also in the book), Dumbledore uses this method to leave Harry alone with Professor Slughorn so as to persuade him to return to Hogwarts--specifically, by asking to use the loo. The fact he returns afterwards with a magazine he wants to keep "for the knitting patterns" just highlights [[EccentricMentor his eccentricity and hilarious kookiness]]. It was still a nice bit of [[ObfuscatingStupidity obfuscation]].

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* In the sixth ''Film/{{Harry Potter|and the Half Blood Prince}}'' film ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'' (and also in [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince the book), book]]), Dumbledore uses this method to leave Harry alone with Professor Slughorn so as to persuade him to return to Hogwarts--specifically, by asking to use the loo. The fact he returns afterwards with a magazine he wants to keep "for the knitting patterns" just highlights [[EccentricMentor his eccentricity and hilarious kookiness]]. It was still a nice bit of [[ObfuscatingStupidity obfuscation]].



* In the movie ''Film/ClassAct'', the excuse that [[CloudCuckoolander Popsicle]] gives his Uncle Theapolis for being out all night is that he's in the hospital with a broken leg. As he's about to leave and get off the phone, he then tells him that he has to go walk his dog.

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* In the movie ''Film/ClassAct'', the excuse that [[CloudCuckoolander Popsicle]] gives his Uncle Theapolis for being out all night is that he's in the hospital with a broken leg. As he's about to leave and get off the phone, he then tells him that he has to go walk his dog.



* Going to the bathroom is pretty much the fail-safe excuse for ''Literature/HarryPotter'' to go follow somebody/eavesdrop/escape a situation. His friends must be concerned about his bladder problem by now.... Finally lampshaded in the seventh book when Hermione and Ron have disappeared with the excuse of a bathroom, leaving Harry to try to figure out their real destination. [[spoiler:He eventually finds them emerging from the chamber of secrets... in the girl's bathroom]].

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* Going to the bathroom is pretty much the fail-safe excuse for ''Literature/HarryPotter'' to go follow somebody/eavesdrop/escape a situation. His friends must be concerned about his bladder problem by now.... Finally lampshaded in the seventh book when Hermione and Ron have disappeared with the excuse of a bathroom, leaving Harry to try to figure out their real destination. [[spoiler:He eventually finds them emerging from the chamber of secrets... in the girl's bathroom]].bathroom.]]



* In the novelization of ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'',after losing his lightsabers in a duel against Obi-Wan, Grievous "seemed to suddenly remember that he had an urgent appointment somewhere else. Anywhere else."

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* In the novelization of ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'',after ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'', after losing his lightsabers in a duel against Obi-Wan, Grievous "seemed to suddenly remember that he had an urgent appointment somewhere else. Anywhere else."



* This exchange between Wrestling/SamiZayn and Tyler Breeze of Wrestling/{{WWE NXT}}:

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* This exchange between Wrestling/SamiZayn and Tyler Breeze Wrestling/TylerBreeze of Wrestling/{{WWE NXT}}:



* In ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', the Imperial Agent's companion Doctor Lokin excuses himself because of the cold weather in order to escape an uncomfortable conversation. Reasonable enough, right? Except he was going outside... on ''[[SlippySlideyIceWorld Hoth]]''

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* In ''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic'', the Imperial Agent's companion Doctor Lokin excuses himself because of the cold weather in order to escape an uncomfortable conversation. Reasonable enough, right? Except he was going outside... on ''[[SlippySlideyIceWorld Hoth]]''Hoth]]''.



* There is a ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/64772 parody]] in which Brad, upon hearing about the killer zombie dogs, says the following: "Well, I just remembered that I left the, uh, oven on in the, uh, helicopter, and... [[GoLookAtTheDistraction LOOK! BEHIND YOU!]] [[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland A THREE-HEADED MONKEY!]]" He then proceeds to dash off, followed shortly after by the sound of a helicopter taking off. Subverted, in that Brad is trying to distract Wesker so he can flee. Wesker doesn't look away. Brad flees anyway.

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* There is a ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1'' [[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/64772 parody]] in which Brad, upon hearing about the killer zombie dogs, says the following: "Well, I just remembered that I left the, uh, oven on in the, uh, helicopter, and... [[GoLookAtTheDistraction LOOK! BEHIND YOU!]] [[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland A THREE-HEADED MONKEY!]]" He then proceeds to dash off, followed shortly after by the sound of a helicopter taking off. Subverted, in that Brad is trying to distract Wesker so he can flee. Wesker doesn't look away. Brad flees anyway.



* From ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':

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* From ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':



* This trope became a RunningGag in the episode "[[Franchise/HarryPotter Nigel Planter]] and the Order of the Peanuts" in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''. Whenever Nigel starts playing with [[MythologyGag a puppet]] and singing, everyone present makes an excuse to leave.
-->'''Grim:''' I, uh... I have to meet somebody.\\

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''.
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This trope became a RunningGag in the episode "[[Franchise/HarryPotter Nigel Planter]] and the Order of the Peanuts" in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''.Peanuts". Whenever Nigel starts playing with [[MythologyGag a puppet]] and singing, everyone present makes an excuse to leave.
-->'''Grim:''' --->'''Grim:''' I, uh... I have to meet somebody.\\



** The episode ''Let's Play Musical Friends'' combines this with HurricaneOfExcuses:

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** The episode ''Let's "Let's Play Musical Friends'' Friends" combines this with HurricaneOfExcuses:



** This shows up again in the Episode ''Tails' Crush''

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** This shows up again in the Episode ''Tails' Crush''episode "Tails' Crush"



** The episode ''Fuzzy Puppy Buddies'' has this as well. When Amy learns that Eggman and Amy are enemies from 9 to 5, and after that, they are Fuzzy Puppy Buddies. As such, Amy agrees to meet Eggman at the lair at 8, which involves avoiding explaining this relationship to Team Sonic. So, after a scene change, when Sonic asks Amy to go to the beach, she replies with this.

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** The episode ''Fuzzy "Fuzzy Puppy Buddies'' Buddies" has this as well. When Amy learns that Eggman and Amy are enemies from 9 to 5, and after that, they are Fuzzy Puppy Buddies. As such, Amy agrees to meet Eggman at the lair at 8, which involves avoiding explaining this relationship to Team Sonic. So, after a scene change, when Sonic asks Amy to go to the beach, she replies with this.
30th May '16 3:40:03 PM StarTropes
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* The novelization of ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'' has Grievous, upon realizing that he's lost most of his hands in the middle of a swordfight, decide mentally that he has an appointment somewhere else. Anywhere else.

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* The In the novelization of ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'' has Grievous, upon realizing that he's lost most of ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'',after losing his hands lightsabers in the middle of a swordfight, decide mentally duel against Obi-Wan, Grievous "seemed to suddenly remember that he has had an urgent appointment somewhere else. Anywhere else."
21st May '16 2:29:06 PM erforce
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** When Liz confronts Floyd with the fact that a woman answered the phone when she called him, he pretends to get a text message telling him he has a flight to catch, or he'll miss his meeting with "[[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Peter Venkman]]". When Liz later catches on, she is livid, but not entirely for the reasons you'd expect.

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** When Liz confronts Floyd with the fact that a woman answered the phone when she called him, he pretends to get a text message telling him he has a flight to catch, or he'll miss his meeting with "[[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} "[[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Peter Venkman]]". When Liz later catches on, she is livid, but not entirely for the reasons you'd expect.
13th May '16 7:39:45 AM AsForMyHandle
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* In VideoGame/{{Undertale}} Papyrus excuses himself by proclaiming "I just remembered...I have to go to the bathroom!" Which is fine, except Papyrus is a monster, and monsters don't use bathrooms because their food is made out of magic and doesn't create waste - there are no actual toilets in the entire underground. Also his excuse might have been more believable if he hadn't followed it up by leaving the house entirely. Face first. Through a window. [[spoiler:Alphys]] later uses the exact same excuse, but the "bathroom" she hides in is actually [[spoiler:the elevator to her secret lab]].
** Made even better by Undyne remarking on how strange Papyrus' behavior was...since he usually sticks the landing. Which means this is not even close to the first time he's made this kind of exit.

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* In VideoGame/{{Undertale}} ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'':
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Papyrus excuses himself by proclaiming "I just remembered...I have to go to the bathroom!" Which is fine, except Papyrus is a monster, and monsters don't use bathrooms because their food is made out of magic and doesn't create waste - there are no actual toilets in the entire underground. Also his excuse might have been more believable if he hadn't followed it up by leaving the house entirely. Face first. Through a window. [[spoiler:Alphys]] later uses the exact same excuse, but the "bathroom" she hides in is actually [[spoiler:the elevator to her secret lab]].
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Made even better by Undyne remarking on how strange Papyrus' behavior was...since he usually sticks the landing. Which means this is not even close to the first time he's made this kind of exit.exit.
** Alphys later uses the exact same excuse, but the "bathroom" she hides in is actually [[spoiler:the elevator to her secret lab]].
4th May '16 10:31:33 PM OrangenChan
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' contains an especially paper-thin example in Charlotte's supports with Kaze. Their B Support features her pulling her [[TheFakeCutie usual seduction act]], and, upon being turned down, Charlotte produces the line "I have to go. I left an excuse in the oven!"
29th Apr '16 1:58:28 PM owlyoudoin
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**Made even better by Undyne remarking on how strange Papyrus' behavior was...since he usually sticks the landing. Which means this is not even close to the first time he's made this kind of exit.
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