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21st Mar '17 5:00:44 AM Blazer
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* Spoofed in TheMovie of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''; after attempting to escape from the ship by tunneling out (in ''space''), Crow declares, "Hey, I calculated the odds this would succeed versus the odds I was doing something incredibly stupid, and... I went ahead anyway."

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* Spoofed in TheMovie of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''; after attempting to escape from the ship by tunneling out (in ''space''), Crow declares, "Hey, "Believe me, Mike, I calculated the odds of this would succeed versus succeeding against the odds I was doing something incredibly stupid, stupid and... I went ahead anyway."
26th Jan '17 9:21:21 PM PaulA
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* In Part I: The Psychohistorians of ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'', Hari Seldon gives Gaal Dornick a bunch of calculations proving that [[CityPlanet Trantor]], and by proxy the Empire, will fall within three hundred years. Several actual mathematical terms are thrown around, but the details are left vague enough to leave Seldon's specific calculations unexplained. Dornick is perfectly capable of verifying the calculations for himself; and it turns out Seldon ''is'' right.

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* In Part "Part I: The Psychohistorians Psychohistorians" of ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'', Hari Seldon gives Gaal Dornick a bunch of calculations proving that [[CityPlanet Trantor]], and by proxy the Empire, will fall within three hundred years. Several actual mathematical terms are thrown around, but the details are left vague enough to leave Seldon's specific calculations unexplained. Dornick is perfectly capable of verifying the calculations for himself; and it turns out Seldon ''is'' right.
23rd Jan '17 7:14:23 AM BobTanaka
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* Parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb,'' when [[ItMakesSenseInContext Dr. Doofenshmirtz's plan results in him and Perry being stuck to thousands of balloons and flying off into the stratosphere]]:
-->'''Doofenshmirtz:''' "You know, on paper...this was the outcome too."
7th Jan '17 3:06:24 PM nombretomado
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* Spoofed in the ''WebVideo/LeeroyJenkinsVideo'', where the calculations being performed were clearly an AssPull.

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* Spoofed in the ''WebVideo/LeeroyJenkinsVideo'', ''Machinima/LeeroyJenkinsVideo'', where the calculations being performed were clearly an AssPull.
19th Dec '16 3:57:18 PM Narsil
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* Both played straight and spoofed by combat droid K-2SO in ''Film/RogueOne''. For example, to Cassian, when he sees reluctant recruit Jyn Erso with a blaster:
-->'''K-2SO''': You're letting her keep it? Would you like to know the probability of her using it against you? …it's ''high.'' It's very high.
19th Dec '16 3:52:56 PM Narsil
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* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, [[HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace hyperspace transportation is so dangerous as a means of travel]] that a navigational computer must work out a safe route before starting, otherwise you are bound to hit something en route and be destroyed. Of course, that kind of calculation can take an agonizingly long time to finish when you are being chased in real space.
26th Aug '16 10:59:38 AM Kafkesque
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** Notably, the above scenario includes a hasty ''re''calculation where Ichigaki realizes that [[OhCrap his team's odds of victory have dropped significantly.]]
22nd Aug '16 10:41:41 AM longWriter
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** There is a 90% chance that the game makes sure to give her ''many'' chances. This quickly becomes StopHelpingMe for many players.

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** There is a 90% chance that the game makes sure to give her ''many'' chances. This quickly becomes StopHelpingMe makes her an AnnoyingVideoGameHelper for many players.
25th Jun '16 2:36:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* One of [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain The Brain]]'s many catchphrases was "If my calculations are correct...and they always are..."

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* ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'': One of [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain The Brain]]'s Brain's many catchphrases was "If my calculations are correct...and they always are..."
25th Jun '16 2:36:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* On ''TheMagicSchoolBus'', Dorothy Ann could be expected to start every sentence related to the lesson of the day (and a few that weren't) with "According to my research..."

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* On ''TheMagicSchoolBus'', ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'', Dorothy Ann could be expected to start every sentence related to the lesson of the day (and a few that weren't) with "According to my research..."



* ''TheBackyardigans'': A variation of the phrase is used by Pablo during the "Mission to Mars" episode. Near the beginning of one of the episode's songs, he sings, "''My calculations say...we're pretty much toast''".

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* ''TheBackyardigans'': ''WesternAnimation/TheBackyardigans'': A variation of the phrase is used by Pablo during the "Mission to Mars" episode. Near the beginning of one of the episode's songs, he sings, "''My calculations say...we're pretty much toast''".



* Extremely subverted in TheSecretShow: An episode involving a MirrorUniverse states that when the dimensional doors close, if everything isn't in the universe it started in, ''both'' will ''explode''. Everyone has prepared for the worst when they realize they got all their people out successfully, but left the villain behind... but the calculations are "completely and utterly ''wrong''".

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* Extremely subverted in TheSecretShow: ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretShow'': An episode involving a MirrorUniverse states that when the dimensional doors close, if everything isn't in the universe it started in, ''both'' will ''explode''. Everyone has prepared for the worst when they realize they got all their people out successfully, but left the villain behind... but the calculations are "completely and utterly ''wrong''".



* Used often by the titular character in ''JimmyNeutron''.

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* Used often by the titular character in ''JimmyNeutron''.''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron''.



* Delivered at least once an episode on ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' by Kowalski, the resident GadgeteerGenius. He then laughs at the very idea of them being wrong with, "Pfft... ''if''..."
* Mega Brain from ''WidgetTheWorldWatcher'' constantly uses that phrase.

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* Delivered at least once an episode on ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' by Kowalski, the resident GadgeteerGenius. He then laughs at the very idea of them being wrong with, "Pfft... ''if''..."
* Mega Brain from ''WidgetTheWorldWatcher'' ''WesternAnimation/WidgetTheWorldWatcher'' constantly uses that phrase.
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