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16th Aug '16 3:49:34 PM Psychadelico
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** Also averted in "The Train Job", where Mal very carefully asks the sheriff (paraphrased) "Why are we being held up? Was someone murdered on the train?", while knowing full well that the real reason was because people had just noticed that the cargo ''he'' had stolen was missing.
15th Aug '16 10:47:03 PM Lullaby22
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** In another episode points out that the police already have a suspect, calling him a "chain-snatching, dope-sniffing punk." Leland points out that the police hadn't revealed that the kid in question had stolen a chain to the public, thus only someone present when it happened could know about it. [[spoiler:(On his way back from killing his wife, he broke his tail light. If he got pulled over for it, it would break his alibi, so he had to get it fixed. While he was there, he witnessed the kid robbing the auto shop and realized he was on camera, so he killed the shop clerk and took the camera footage.)]]

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** In another episode episode, a man suspected of killing his wife points out that the police already have a suspect, calling him a "chain-snatching, dope-sniffing punk." Leland points out that the police hadn't revealed that the kid in question had stolen a chain to the public, thus only someone present when it happened could know about it. [[spoiler:(On his way back from killing his wife, he broke his tail light. If he got pulled over for it, it would break his alibi, so he had to get it fixed. While he was there, he witnessed the kid robbing the auto shop and realized he was on camera, so he killed the shop clerk and took the camera footage.)]]
4th Aug '16 11:21:32 PM alspawn
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** Towards the end of season four, Spike and Adam cause Buffy to fight with her friends, then realize she needs Willow's help for their plan to succeed. Spike gives away his involvement by encouraging Buffy to make up with Willow, when she of course hadn't mentioned the fight.
4th Aug '16 11:04:25 PM alspawn
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* In an episode of ''TheGoldenGirls'', Blanche is accused of committing a murder (actually a staged murder mystery). When Blanche is being charged her work rival offers her idea of how the murder occurred, but describes Blanche's dress having been flung over a chair - a specific detail of the crime scene she could not have seen unless she was present at the time of the murder.
27th Jul '16 5:55:58 PM WillBGood
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* In ''Film/HighSchoolHellcats'', a girl dies in a (seemingly accidental) fall down a staircase at an illicit party, and the teenage party-goers try to cover up the fact that they were involved. When the girl, Connie, has been missing for several days, a detective comes in to question her classmates individually. Everyone claims they haven't seen her and don't know where she is. The detective happens to ask one of them if the missing girl had any enemies, and receives the response, "No, everyone liked Connie. She was a regular guy." The detective immediately seizes on [[SuspiciouslySpecificTense the use of the past tense]]. (It doesn't help that the girl being interviewed explodes into a sudden screaming fit when confronted by this. [[StupidCrooks Then later gloats about pushing Connie down the stairs to a third girl she's trying to kill to cover it up, even though as far as anyone knew, she was only guilty of the same comparatively minor crimes as the other kids.]])

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* In ''Film/HighSchoolHellcats'', a girl dies in a (seemingly accidental) fall down a staircase at an illicit party, and the teenage party-goers try to cover up the fact that they were involved. When the girl, Connie, has been missing for several days, a detective comes in to question her classmates individually. Everyone claims they haven't seen her and don't know where she is. The detective happens to ask one of them if the missing girl had any enemies, and receives the response, "No, everyone liked Connie. She was a regular guy." The detective immediately seizes on [[SuspiciouslySpecificTense the use of the past tense]]. (It doesn't help that the girl being interviewed explodes into a sudden screaming fit when confronted by this. She later [[StupidCrooks Then later gloats about pushing Connie down the stairs to a third girl girl]] she's trying to kill to cover it up, even though as far as anyone knew, she was only guilty of the same comparatively minor crimes as the other kids.]]))
21st Jul '16 3:48:36 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Used in a sort of meta way in ''Discworld/MakingMoney''. Moist is being interrogated by [[ObfuscatingStupidity Carrot]], all while under the guise of being an upstanding pillar of the community businessman. When he tries to shut Carrot down due to him, Moist, being [[GenreSavvy aware of this trope]]...

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** Used in a sort of meta way in ''Discworld/MakingMoney''. Moist is being interrogated by [[ObfuscatingStupidity Carrot]], all while under the guise of being an upstanding pillar of the community businessman. When he tries to shut Carrot down due to him, Moist, being [[GenreSavvy aware of this trope]]...trope...



--> '''Carrot''': [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy For telling me that you know how this sort of thing goes, sir.]]

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--> '''Carrot''': [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy For telling me that you know how this sort of thing goes, sir.]]



* In the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fangame ''Aya Shameimaru: Touhou Attorney'', based on the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' games, [[spoiler:the very final choice you have in the last case in the game]] hinges on this. While it's easy to miss, a GenreSavvy player can easily pick up on the extra detail without even considering the situation. Specifically, outside the detectives and the attorneys, no one but the one who [[spoiler:planted the evidence]] would know [[spoiler:in which pocket it was found]].

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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fangame ''Aya Shameimaru: Touhou Attorney'', based on the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' games, [[spoiler:the very final choice you have in the last case in the game]] hinges on this. While it's easy to miss, a GenreSavvy player can easily pick up on the extra detail without even considering the situation. Specifically, outside the detectives and the attorneys, no one but the one who [[spoiler:planted the evidence]] would know [[spoiler:in which pocket it was found]].
21st Jul '16 4:53:18 AM tiiger
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* In ''Film/SuddenDeath'', when one of the villains gives himself away, and immediately {{Lampshade|Hanging}}s it.

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* In ''Film/SuddenDeath'', when one of the villains gives himself away, and he immediately {{Lampshade|Hanging}}s it.
21st Jul '16 4:49:49 AM tiiger
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* In ''New Town Killers'', the protagonist Sean is offered a large sum of money by two businessmen for them to hunt him throughout the city until either they kill him or he survives the night. At one point he goes to hide out at his friend Sam's house and tells him there are guys trying to kill him. Sam later mentions the two guys. "I never said there were two of them."
20th Jul '16 5:36:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* L tries this strategy on Light several times in ''Manga/DeathNote''. Unfortunately for him, Light is [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy too smart to fall for it]], always carefully keeping his comments to common knowledge and believable deductions. Backfires for Light [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow since the fact that his answers are so perfect only strengthens L's conclusions]]. Furthermore, L even states clearly, in loud voice, that he thinks Light's answers are absolutely flawless, and that he would not expect less from Kira. He mostly seems to do that just to push Light's irritation to the point he would make some mistake.

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* L tries this strategy on Light several times in ''Manga/DeathNote''. Unfortunately for him, Light is [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy too smart to fall for it]], it, always carefully keeping his comments to common knowledge and believable deductions. Backfires for Light [[IKnowYouKnowIKnow since the fact that his answers are so perfect only strengthens L's conclusions]]. Furthermore, L even states clearly, in loud voice, that he thinks Light's answers are absolutely flawless, and that he would not expect less from Kira. He mostly seems to do that just to push Light's irritation to the point he would make some mistake.
19th Jul '16 5:27:45 AM Bosco13
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* In ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', when Brad asks if he can use the phone, Frank smirks into the camera and comments on Brad and Jane getting a flat tyre, even though Brad never mentioned it. Though Brad doesn't pick up on this.
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