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9th Aug '16 10:48:02 PM PaulA
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* "Were I to tell you matters pertaining to the internal politics of the [[{{Dragaera}} House of the Dragon]] I should only weary you. And I would then have to kill you for knowing. So my thought was not to trouble you with such information."

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* ''[[{{Literature/Dragaera}} Dragon]]'': "Were I to tell you matters pertaining to the internal politics of the [[{{Dragaera}} House of the Dragon]] Dragon I should only weary you. And I would then have to kill you for knowing. So my thought was not to trouble you with such information."
31st Jul '16 7:38:02 PM Adeon
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** Subverted when Agatha [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20160523#.V0Lvur6wjow asks]] how the Smoke Knights do their StealthHiBye stuff:

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** Subverted Inverted when Agatha [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20160523#.V0Lvur6wjow asks]] how the Smoke Knights do their StealthHiBye stuff:
8th Jul '16 10:54:19 AM DaibhidC
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* Combined with TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou in ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', Shaenon and Jeff [[http://skin-horse.com/comic/said-the-man-in/ warn the readers]] that if they reported what Tip and Ginny were ''actually'' talking about, they'd have to kill us. Through the screen.
18th Jun '16 12:31:27 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Series/{{Gotham}}'', when Nygma asks Hugo Strange who really runs Indian Hill and Wayne Enterprises, the PsychoPsychologist replies "I could tell you, but then I'd have to lobotomise you."
16th Jun '16 10:52:17 AM StFan
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(''Damar's lady friend calmly walks out'')\\
'''Weyoun:''' (''somewhat snarkily'') What a pleasant woman.

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(''Damar's ''[Damar's lady friend calmly walks out'')\\
out]''\\
'''Weyoun:''' (''somewhat snarkily'') ''[somewhat snarkily]'' What a pleasant woman.



* In the "Implosion" episode of ''{{Warehouse 13}}'':

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* In the "Implosion" episode of ''{{Warehouse ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'':



'''Artie:''' I'd tell you, but then he'd have to kill you (''pointing at Mrs. Frederick's bodyguard, who has come to pick Artie up'')

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'''Artie:''' I'd tell you, but then he'd have to kill you (''pointing ''[pointing at Mrs. Frederick's bodyguard, who has come to pick Artie up'')up]''



* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', Merlin tries to [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] this by saying "Right, 'cause if you do you'll have to kill me I suppose," but Arthur responds with "Immediately and without hesitation."

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* In ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', Merlin tries to [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] this by saying "Right, 'cause if you do you'll have to kill me I suppose," but Arthur responds with "Immediately and without hesitation."



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer:'' from the episode ''Inca Mummy Girl:''
-->'''Xander:''' [On why the life sucking mummy won't tell him why she's crying]: Hey, I know why you can't tell me. It's a secret, right? And if you told me, you'd have to kill me.
-->'''Ampata:''' [cries louder]
-->'''Xander:''' Oh! That was a bad joke, and the delivery was off, too. Iím sorry.
* ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' goes for the 'modern comedy subversion' option:
-->'''Daisy:''' Actually, what is your job, Mike?
-->'''Mike:''' (Sincerely) If I told you that I'd have to kill you.
-->'''Daisy:''' What, is is a secret?
-->'''Mike:''' No.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer:'' from the episode ''Inca "Inca Mummy Girl:''
Girl":
-->'''Xander:''' [On ''[on why the life sucking life-sucking mummy won't tell him why she's crying]: crying]'' Hey, I know why you can't tell me. It's a secret, right? And if you told me, you'd have to kill me.
-->'''Ampata:''' [cries louder]
-->'''Xander:'''
me.\\
''[Ampata cries louder]''\\
'''Xander:'''
Oh! That was a bad joke, and the delivery was off, too. Iím I'm sorry.
* ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' goes for the 'modern "modern comedy subversion' subversion" option:
-->'''Daisy:''' Actually, what is your job, Mike?
-->'''Mike:''' (Sincerely)
Mike?\\
'''Mike:''' ''[sincerely]''
If I told you that I'd have to kill you.
-->'''Daisy:'''
you.\\
'''Daisy:'''
What, is is a secret?
-->'''Mike:'''
secret?\\
'''Mike:'''
No.



* In ''Series/AmericasGotTalent'', after the amazing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhqH5kxNIXM presentation]] by quick change artists David and Dania, Creator/BrandyNorwood asks David "How do you do that?", to which an exhausted David replies: "We could tell you, and then we'd have to make you disappear."



[[folder: Radio]]

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[[folder: Radio]][[folder:Radio]]



** [[XMeetsY Combined]] this with "TheEasyWayOrTheHardWay" [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070115 here,]] when Master Payne gives two Wulfenbach troopers the choice of his being a good magician (who doesn't reveal how a trick is done) or an evil one (who doesn't leave any evidence there was a trick in the first place).

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** [[XMeetsY Combined]] Combined this with "TheEasyWayOrTheHardWay" [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20070115 here,]] when Master Payne gives two Wulfenbach troopers the choice of his being a good magician (who doesn't reveal how a trick is done) or an evil one (who doesn't leave any evidence there was a trick in the first place).



--->'''Smoke Knight''': If we told you, we'd have to let you live.\\
'''Agatha''': What?\\
'''Smoke Knight''': For a very, very long time.\\
'''Agatha''': Er, right.
* [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/seduced-by-mister-e/ Mocked]] by ''Webcomic/{{Bug|Martini}}''.

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--->'''Smoke Knight''': Knight:''' If we told you, we'd have to let you live.\\
'''Agatha''': '''Agatha:''' What?\\
'''Smoke Knight''': Knight:''' For a very, very long time.\\
'''Agatha''': '''Agatha:''' Er, right.
* %%* [[http://www.bugcomic.com/comics/seduced-by-mister-e/ Mocked]] by ''Webcomic/{{Bug|Martini}}''.



* From TheLastDaysOfFoxhound:
-->'''Naomi:''' It's not that I have a problem with it. But why do they want that?
-->'''Ocelot:''' Welcome to Ocelot Shack. You've got questions, [[ImpliedDeathThreat we've got bullets]].

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* From TheLastDaysOfFoxhound:
''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'':
-->'''Naomi:''' It's not that I have a problem with it. But why do they want that?
-->'''Ocelot:'''
that?\\
'''Ocelot:'''
Welcome to Ocelot Shack. You've got questions, [[ImpliedDeathThreat we've got bullets]].



* [[WebVideo/BumReviews Chester A. Bum]] admits that he's Super-Bum. He then says that since he's told you, he'll have to kill you.
** Good news is he's just joking- he actually makes the viewer impotent.

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* [[WebVideo/BumReviews ''WebVideo/BumReviews'': Chester A. Bum]] Bum admits that he's Super-Bum. He then says that since he's told you, he'll have to kill you.
**
you. Good news is he's just joking- joking -- he actually makes the viewer impotent.



* Referenced in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. A soldier working on a top secret project blurts out "Neutronalizer" during Wade's briefing. Mr. Dr. Possible asks "This isn't one of those, 'I'd tell you but then I'd have to kill you' sort of things is it?' The soldier pauses awkwardly and tells everyone to just forget what they heard.
* In "Big Boogey Adventure", the movie for ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', Billy asks his future self what he is going to have for lunch on Thursday. His future self replies with the trope name.

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* Referenced in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. A soldier working on a top secret project blurts out "Neutronalizer" during Wade's briefing. Mr. Dr. Possible asks "This isn't one of those, 'I'd tell you but then I'd have to kill you' sort of things things, is it?' it?" The soldier pauses awkwardly and tells everyone to just forget what they heard.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'':
**
In "Big Boogey Adventure", the movie for ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', movie, Billy asks his future self what he is going to have for lunch on Thursday. His future self replies with the trope name.



* In AmericasGotTalent, after the amazing [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhqH5kxNIXM presentation]] by quick change artists David and Dania, BrandyNorwood asks David "How do you do that?", to which an exhausted David replies: "We could tell you, and then we'd have to make you disappear".



''You now know too much about this trope. *BANG*''

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''You ->''You now know too much about this trope. *BANG*''
16th Jun '16 9:39:21 AM anza_sb
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16th Jun '16 9:22:18 AM anza_sb
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', Amethyst jokingly said this to young Greg Universe when he asks of Rose's whereabouts.
16th Jun '16 9:03:48 AM anza_sb
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* Seen in ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' where one character asks another what he's up to and receives the reply [[http://xkcd.com/707/ "If I told you, I'd have to kill you. I mean, sooner."]]

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* Seen in The page image is from an ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' strip where one character asks another what he's up to and receives the reply [[http://xkcd.com/707/ "If I told you, I'd have to kill you. I mean, sooner."]]
23rd May '16 5:01:15 AM DaibhidC
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** Subverted when Agatha [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20160523#.V0Lvur6wjow asks]] how the Smoke Knights do their StealthHighBye stuff:

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** Subverted when Agatha [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20160523#.V0Lvur6wjow asks]] how the Smoke Knights do their StealthHighBye StealthHiBye stuff:
23rd May '16 5:00:43 AM DaibhidC
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** Subverted when Agatha [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20160523#.V0Lvur6wjow asks]] how the Smoke Knights do their StealthHighBye stuff:
--->'''Smoke Knight''': If we told you, we'd have to let you live.\\
'''Agatha''': What?\\
'''Smoke Knight''': For a very, very long time.\\
'''Agatha''': Er, right.
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