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16th Feb '16 7:31:41 AM Clare
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' episode "Audie and Tweak", Flash, Mandrake, the Phantom and Lothar attempt to infiltrate the underground base from which rogue computer Tycos (designed by Ming's eight-legged robot, Octon) is operating. But there's only one way into the base and that's protected by a [[ParalysingGas powerful nerve gas which paralyses any human who attempts to enter]]. After the Phantom and Mandrake have both fallen victim to the gas, Flash tries (unsuccessfully) to evade it by wearing an oxygen helmet. Before entering the base, Flash, knowing his plan to avoid getting gassed may not work, tells Lothar to, should anything happen to Flash, go back to Monitor for explosives and blow up the base. When Lothar attempts to object, Flash tells him that Tycos has to be stopped, implying that this must happen even if means [[PyrrhicVictory sacrificing three lives]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' episode "Audie and Tweak", Flash, Mandrake, the Phantom and Lothar attempt to infiltrate the underground base from which rogue computer Tycos (designed by Ming's eight-legged robot, Octon) is operating. But there's only one way into the base and that's protected by a [[ParalysingGas [[KnockoutGas powerful nerve gas which paralyses any human who attempts to enter]]. After the Phantom and Mandrake have both fallen victim to the gas, Flash tries (unsuccessfully) to evade it by wearing an oxygen helmet. Before entering the base, Flash, knowing his plan to avoid getting gassed may not work, tells Lothar to, should anything happen to Flash, go back to Monitor for explosives and blow up the base. When Lothar attempts to object, Flash tells him that Tycos has to be stopped, implying that this must happen even if means [[PyrrhicVictory sacrificing three lives]].
16th Feb '16 7:30:35 AM Clare
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' episode "Audie and Tweak", Flash, Mandrake, the Phantom and Lothar attempt to infiltrate the underground base from which rogue computer Tycos (designed by Ming's eight-legged robot, Octon) is operating. But there's only one way into the base and that's protected by a [[ParalysingGas powerful nerve gas which paralyses any human who attempts to enter]]. After the Phantom and Mandrake have both fallen victim to the gas, Flash tries (unsuccessfully) to evade it by wearing an oxygen helmet. Before entering the base, Flash, knowing his plan to avoid getting gassed may not work, tells Lothar to, should anything happen to Flash, go back to Monitor for explosives and blow up the base. When Lothar attempts to object, Flash tells him that Tycos has to be stopped, implying that this must happen even if means [[PyrrhicVictory sacrificing three lives]].
7th Feb '16 10:32:36 AM TedlyAnderson
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* ''Series/TheXFiles'', episode "The Pine Bluff Variant":
-->'''Mulder:''' If you don't hear from me by midnight ... feed my fish.
4th Jan '16 5:14:18 PM Hjortron18
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* From ''WesternAnimation/IceAge4ContinentalDrift'':
-->'''Sid:''' If I don't make it...find me a wife and tell her I love her!
17th Dec '15 7:03:29 AM DougSMachina
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-->'''Mal''': "Remember, if anything happens to me, or you don't hear from me within the hour... you take this ship and you come and you rescue me. ... I mean it. It's cold out there, I don't wanna get left."

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-->'''Mal''': "Remember, if Zoe, ship is yours. Remember. If anything happens to me, or if you don't hear from me within the hour... hour, you take this ship ship... and you ''you come and you rescue me. ... me''.\\
'''Zoe''': What, and risk my ship?\\
'''Mal''':
I mean it. It's cold out there, there. And I don't wanna get left."
13th Dec '15 3:04:55 PM kilroy11235
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''s Neutral Commander: "If I don't make it, tell my wife I said... hello."

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''s Neutral Commander: "If I don't make it, survive, tell my wife I said... hello."Hello."
4th Nov '15 8:33:04 PM Angeldeb82
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The hero is about to undertake something that [[ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself he must do on his own]], leaving his {{Sidekick}} or support team behind. He plans to return in a certain period of time, but the contingency instructions are given to those left behind in case [[AnyoneCanDie the unthinkable]] happens and he cannot come back to them. Usually he'll tell them to go on without him, or go for help. Occasionally, the hero will say "Tell my LoveInterest I love him/her" and the {{Sidekick}} will reply "Tell him/her yourself."

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The hero is about to undertake something that [[ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself he must do on his own]], leaving his {{Sidekick}} or support team behind. He plans to return in a certain period of time, but the contingency instructions are given to those left behind in case [[AnyoneCanDie the unthinkable]] happens and he cannot come back to them. Usually he'll tell them to go on without him, or go for help. Occasionally, the hero will say "Tell my LoveInterest {{Love Interest|s}} I love him/her" and the {{Sidekick}} will reply "Tell him/her yourself."



May also lead to a VideoWill firing off if the hero does not return. See also WaitHere and DeadManWriting. Occasionally this line follows or leads into MoreHeroThanThou or MoreExpendableThanYou (particularly if the sidekick or anti-villian ally feels the call of RedemptionEqualsDeath)

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May also lead to a VideoWill firing off if the hero does not return. See also WaitHere and DeadManWriting. Occasionally this line follows or leads into MoreHeroThanThou or MoreExpendableThanYou (particularly if the sidekick or anti-villian anti-villain ally feels the call of RedemptionEqualsDeath)



** Not only does she refuse to get herself out - [[HeartwarmingMoments she refuses to even let him go until he promises that he]] ''[[HeartwarmingMoments will]]'' [[HeartwarmingMoments come back alive.]]

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** Not only does she refuse to get herself out - [[HeartwarmingMoments [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments she refuses to even let him go until he promises that he]] ''[[HeartwarmingMoments ''[[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments will]]'' [[HeartwarmingMoments [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments come back alive.]]



* In ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy'', Nathaniel tells Bartimaeus to say hi to [[LoveInterest Kitty]] for him, which is as close as he'll get to a confession of love. Of course, there's not much of and "if" involved here.

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* In ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy'', Nathaniel tells Bartimaeus to say hi to [[LoveInterest [[LoveInterests Kitty]] for him, which is as close as he'll get to a confession of love. Of course, there's not much of and "if" involved here.



* "Bohemian Rhapsody", by {{Queen}}.

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* "Bohemian Rhapsody", by {{Queen}}.Music/{{Queen}}.



* [[NonAppearingTitle "New York Mining Disaster 1941"]] by TheBeeGees:

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* [[NonAppearingTitle "New York Mining Disaster 1941"]] by TheBeeGees:Music/TheBeeGees:



-->''It's just a [[FatalFamilyPhoto photograph of someone that I knew...]]''
* From "Rael" by TheWho:

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-->''It's just a [[FatalFamilyPhoto photograph of someone that I knew...]]''
knew]]...''
* From "Rael" by TheWho:Music/TheWho:



* "Die With Honor" by {{Manowar}}.

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* "Die With Honor" by {{Manowar}}.Music/{{Manowar}}.



* "Warriors of the World" By {{Manowar}}.

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* "Warriors of the World" By {{Manowar}}.Manowar.



* In "If I Don't Make It Back" by Tracy Lawrence, a man makes requests of what he wants his friends to do in his honor should he not return from battle. [[spoiler:He doesn't]].

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* In "If I Don't Make It Back" by Tracy Lawrence, a man makes requests of what he wants his friends to do in his honor should he not return from battle. [[spoiler:He doesn't]].doesn't.]]



-->'''[[AwesomeMcCoolName Rex Chance]]:''' "If I'm not out in five minutes, save yourself and leave the island. No! Wait, that's silly. If I'm not out in five minutes, come and make sure I haven't locked myself in or something."

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-->'''[[AwesomeMcCoolName -->'''[[AwesomeMcCoolname Rex Chance]]:''' "If I'm not out in five minutes, save yourself and leave the island. No! Wait, that's silly. If I'm not out in five minutes, come and make sure I haven't locked myself in or something."



** In the episode when Homer starts bootlegging beer during Prohibition he starts telling Marge "If we're not back, avenge our deaths" when he and Bart go out to deliver their brew. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Marge agrees to do so.]]

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** In the episode when Homer starts bootlegging beer during Prohibition he starts telling Marge "If we're not back, avenge our deaths" when he and Bart go out to deliver their brew. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Marge agrees to do so.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddparents''

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** Parodied in the ''[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS27E5TreehouseOfHorrorXXVI Treehouse of Horror XXVI]]'' segment "Wanted: Dead, then Alive": After Bart is ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice by Sideshow Bob's HarpoonGun and [[AndShowItToYou gets his heart yanked out of his chest]], he knows that he's dying and won't come back home, so he tells his ArchEnemy his FamousLastWords: "Tell my father... he's... fat..."
* ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddparents''''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents''
19th Oct '15 5:36:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''OneTreeHill'' episode "Every Night Is Another Story"

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* ''OneTreeHill'' ''Series/OneTreeHill'' episode "Every Night Is Another Story"



* ''SantaClausConquersTheMartians'' on ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'':

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* ''SantaClausConquersTheMartians'' ''Film/SantaClausConquersTheMartians'' on ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'':



* In ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'' Day 8, a suicide bomber says "Tell my mother that I'm sorry." before he explodes.

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* In ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'' ''Series/TwentyFour'' Day 8, a suicide bomber says "Tell my mother that I'm sorry." before he explodes.
25th Sep '15 2:26:52 PM Discar
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-->-- ''NoCountryForOldMen''

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-->-- ''NoCountryForOldMen''
''Film/NoCountryForOldMen''



* ''PersonOfInterest'': When Root and Finch discuss the fact that, with [[AIIsACrapshoot Samaritan]] in control, their group doesn't have much of a chance of surviving without taking loses, this exchange occurs:
-->'''Root:''' If the worst should come to pass, [[ShipTease could you give Shaw a message]]?
-->'''Finch:''' I think she already knows.

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* ''PersonOfInterest'': ''Series/PersonOfInterest'': When Root and Finch discuss the fact that, with [[AIIsACrapshoot Samaritan]] in control, their group doesn't have much of a chance of surviving without taking loses, this exchange occurs:
-->'''Root:''' If the worst should come to pass, [[ShipTease could you give Shaw a message]]?
-->'''Finch:'''
message]]?\\
'''Finch:'''
I think she already knows.
14th Sep '15 3:20:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* "...call the Pope!" (''JesusChristVampireHunter'')

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* "...call the Pope!" (''JesusChristVampireHunter'')(''Film/JesusChristVampireHunter'')
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