History Main / ImplausibleDeniability

12th Oct '17 5:09:44 AM RobTan
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* In Series/GameOfThrones, Ramsay Bolton [[spoiler:stabs his father through the heart, then calls the Maester in and tells him to send ravens to all their bannermen announcing that Roose was poisoned by his enemies. While standing over the body and holding the bloody knife.]]

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* In Series/GameOfThrones, ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Ramsay Bolton [[spoiler:stabs his father through the heart, then calls the Maester in and tells him to send ravens to all their bannermen announcing that Roose was poisoned by his enemies. While standing over the still-warm body and holding the bloody knife.]]
11th Oct '17 11:39:32 PM RobTan
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* In Series/GameOfThrones, Ramsay Bolton [[spoiler:stabs his father through the heart, then calls the Maester in and tells him to send ravens to all their bannermen announcing that Roose was poisoned by his enemies. While standing over the body and holding the bloody knife.]]
9th Oct '17 10:45:32 AM genkracken
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* There is a joke where a somewhat insane or retarded girl is brought to the doctor:

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* There is a joke where a somewhat insane or retarded A girl is brought to the doctor:
3rd Oct '17 12:16:30 PM MetaFour
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* The traditional folk song "Seven Drunken Nights" concerns a man who stumbles home every night from the pub to find evidence of his wife's infidelities. His wife keeps coming up with even more implausible explanations ('that's not someone's horse, it's a clothes rail'), finally culminating with 'that's not someone else's head on a pillow, it's a baby'. In some versions there are two more after that, including a man's naked but hanging out of a sheet being a pumpkin and a naked lover fleeing after 3 AM [[AcceptableTargets being English]].

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* The traditional folk song "Seven Drunken Nights" (Literature/{{Child Ballad|s}} #274) concerns a man who stumbles home every night from the pub to find evidence of his wife's infidelities. His wife keeps coming up with even more implausible explanations ('that's not someone's horse, it's a clothes rail'), finally culminating with 'that's not someone else's head on a pillow, it's a baby'. In some versions there are two more after that, including a man's naked but hanging out of a sheet being a pumpkin and a naked lover fleeing after 3 AM [[AcceptableTargets being English]].
29th Sep '17 4:44:24 PM KeithM
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* ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'': The main character denies having anything to do with a dead guy, who falls from an overpass sign at the sight of the bloodbath caused by him.

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* ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'': The main character denies having anything to do with a dead guy, who falls from an overpass sign at the sight site of the bloodbath caused by him.Deadpool just finished causing.
23rd Sep '17 12:33:04 PM thatother1dude
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'''Boss:''' ''([[HesitationEqualsDishonesty pauses]])'' Nope.\\

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'''Boss:''' ''([[HesitationEqualsDishonesty pauses]])'' Nope.\\
23rd Sep '17 12:27:39 PM thatother1dude
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'''Interviewer:'''You ''chop your balls off and [[UndeadAuthor die]]?''\\

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'''Interviewer:'''You '''Interviewer:''' You ''chop your balls off and [[UndeadAuthor die]]?''\\



'''Boss:''' Nope.\\

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'''Boss:''' ''([[HesitationEqualsDishonesty pauses]])'' Nope.\\



** And then there's [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday "No Homo"]], where the things the dudes say get more and more blatantly homosexual as the song continues. They ''insist'' they're straight throughout, despite lyrics like...

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** And then there's [[HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday "No Homo"]], where the things the dudes say get more and more blatantly homosexual as the song continues. They ''insist'' they're straight throughout, despite lyrics like...
16th Sep '17 4:55:30 PM merotoker
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* A Starburst commercial features [[NamestoRunAwayFromReallyFast Ernie the Klepto]]. Ernie claims to have reformed from his thieving ways. A kid points out that Ernie stole his Starbursts. Ernie replies, "No, I didn't," while actually eating the candy. [[WhatAnIdiot The kid accepts Ernie's denial]], while Ernie steals the kid's helmet, his bike, his Starburst, his dog, and his ''shirt''. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhiFfOTe-R0

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* A Starburst commercial [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhiFfOTe-R0 commercial]] features [[NamestoRunAwayFromReallyFast Ernie the Klepto]]. Ernie claims to have reformed from his thieving ways. A kid points out that Ernie stole his Starbursts. Ernie replies, "No, I didn't," while actually eating the candy. [[WhatAnIdiot The kid accepts Ernie's denial]], while Ernie steals the kid's helmet, his bike, his Starburst, his dog, and his ''shirt''. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhiFfOTe-R0



* Creator/ChrisRock has a bit about the hypocrisy of women in clubs dancing to songs that are sexist, and that if you point it out to them, they'll go to impossible lengths to justify it. Pointing out the artist's use of words like "bitch" or "ho" elicits the reponse "He ain't talkin' bout me!" He continues saying that even if it were bizarrely specific, they'd still deny it:

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* Creator/ChrisRock has a bit about the hypocrisy of women in clubs dancing to songs that are sexist, and that if you point it out to them, they'll go to impossible lengths to justify it. Pointing out the artist's use of words like "bitch" or "ho" elicits the reponse response "He ain't talkin' bout me!" He continues saying that even if it were bizarrely specific, they'd still deny it:



* In ''Literature/MayaTheBee Movie'', this is combined with NeverMyFault. Maya insists that Buzzlina is hiding the royal jelly under her crown, but nobody believes her. Then, Buzzlina's crown gets knocked off, with the vial of jelly inside it, and when it lands on the ground, one of the bees goes to pick it up, which reveals the jelly to the shocked crowd.

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* In ''Literature/MayaTheBee Movie'', ''Literature/MayaTheBee: TheMovie'', this is combined with NeverMyFault. Maya insists that Buzzlina is hiding the royal jelly under her crown, but nobody believes her. Then, Buzzlina's crown gets knocked off, with the vial of jelly inside it, and when it lands on the ground, one of the bees goes to pick it up, which reveals the jelly to the shocked crowd.



* In ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'', Leia insists that she is on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan, a fact which even when the film was released in 1977 seemed to be difficult to believe. When ''Film/RogueOne'' came out we discover this trope was in full play, since [[spoiler: the ship had escaped a battle, and just barely avoided being boarded by Vader a few hours earlier.]]

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'', Leia insists that she is on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan, a fact which even when the film was released in 1977 seemed to be difficult to believe. When ''Film/RogueOne'' came out we discover this trope was in full play, since [[spoiler: the ship had escaped a battle, and just barely avoided being boarded by Vader a few hours earlier.]]earlier]].



* In the 1997 Harland Williams comedy ''Film/DisneysRocketMan'', astronaut Fred Randall's oxygen tank springs a leak, so he is connected to his superior via a breathing hose, in order that they might share air on the surface of the planet Mars. Randall then has an... ''ahem'', [[{{Gasshole}} "attack of indigestion"]], the effects of which cross over to Commander Overbeck's suit, prompting the above memorable exchange (which is no doubt familiar to most people from RealLife). Randall finally relents and admits to it, but not for long:

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* In the 1997 Harland Williams comedy ''Film/DisneysRocketMan'', ''[[Film/DisneysRocketMan RocketMan]]'', astronaut Fred Randall's oxygen tank springs a leak, so he is connected to his superior via a breathing hose, in order that they might share air on the surface of the planet Mars. Randall then has an... ''ahem'', [[{{Gasshole}} "attack of indigestion"]], the effects of which cross over to Commander Overbeck's suit, prompting the above memorable exchange (which is no doubt familiar to most people from RealLife). Randall finally relents and admits to it, but not for long:



*** John Cleese has mentioned, as an early memory of recognizing something as absurd, a teacher who told his class a story about an ancient Greek wrestler who "won" a match by not letting go of his opponent even after he himself [[CriticalExistenceFailure had died]]. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything The idea being that if you just never give up, you can't possibly lose.]]

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*** John Cleese Creator/JohnCleese has mentioned, as an early memory of recognizing something as absurd, a teacher who told his class a story about an ancient Greek wrestler who "won" a match by not letting go of his opponent even after he himself [[CriticalExistenceFailure had died]]. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything The idea being that if you just never give up, you can't possibly lose.]]



-->'''Agent''': Either Jesus manages to heal you or you're not disable.

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-->'''Agent''': Either Jesus manages to heal you or you're not disable.disabled.



* A complicated example: the night after the 2008 ''Unforgiven'', Wrestling/ChrisJericho said that the Unsanctioned Match between himself and Wrestling/ShawnMichaels "never happened", and that therefore Michaels did not defeat him - even as he stood in front of the entire world with his shirt off, baring the various red welts all over his torso that Michaels had [[ATasteOfTheLash whipped onto him with a strap at the conclusion of the match]]. Of course, what Jericho meant in this context was that, because WWE had (kayfabe) refused to recognize the aforementioned match due to its extreme violence, the Unsanctioned Match had never ''[[MetaphoricallyTrue officially]]'' [[MetaphoricallyTrue happened]].

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* A complicated example: the night after the 2008 ''Unforgiven'', Wrestling/UnforgivenWrestling, Wrestling/ChrisJericho said that the Unsanctioned Match between himself and Wrestling/ShawnMichaels "never happened", and that therefore Michaels did not defeat him - even as he stood in front of the entire world with his shirt off, baring the various red welts all over his torso that Michaels had [[ATasteOfTheLash whipped onto him with a strap at the conclusion of the match]]. Of course, what Jericho meant in this context was that, because WWE had (kayfabe) refused to recognize the aforementioned match due to its extreme violence, the Unsanctioned Match had never ''[[MetaphoricallyTrue officially]]'' [[MetaphoricallyTrue happened]].



** In the Rom Hack PonyFantasyVI, the scenes are replayed with Trixie taking Celes' place and Celestia as Edgar. Trixie is not fooled at all, between Celesita's constant use of "my dear" to refer to people and the fact that she doesn't even bother hiding the fact that she's an Alicorn, which Trixie points out

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** In the Rom Hack PonyFantasyVI, ''VideoGame/PonyFantasyVI'', the scenes are replayed with Trixie taking Celes' place and Celestia as Edgar. Trixie is not fooled at all, between Celesita's constant use of "my dear" to refer to people and the fact that she doesn't even bother hiding the fact that she's an Alicorn, which Trixie points out



* In ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'', Fudge refuses to believe that Voldemort is back [[spoiler: ''even as Voldemort is killing him''.]]

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* In ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'', Fudge refuses to believe that Voldemort is back [[spoiler: ''even as Voldemort is killing him''.]]him'']].



* In ''Literature/{{Reds}}'', [[spoiler:Henry Ford flees the UASR (the USA turned socialist after a revolution in 1932) and joins the Third Reich as Hitler's armament minister. His arrogance and belief the Nazis will win the war leads him to place his marque on everything, including weapons produced by slave labour. When Germany is defeated, Ford tries to deny his role in Nazi atrocities; this goes down about as well as you'd expect, and he receives no mercy from the victorious UASR.]]

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* In ''Literature/{{Reds}}'', [[spoiler:Henry Ford flees the UASR (the USA turned socialist after a revolution in 1932) and joins the Third Reich as Hitler's armament minister. His arrogance and belief the Nazis will win the war leads him to place his marque on everything, including weapons produced by slave labour. When Germany is defeated, Ford tries to deny his role in Nazi atrocities; this goes down about as well as you'd expect, and he receives no mercy from the victorious UASR.]]UASR]].



** Randy Marsh has had a few of these. Probably the most ridiculous was in "My Future Self 'n' Me" when trying to convince Stan that his "future self" is real:

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** Randy Marsh has had a few of these. Probably the most ridiculous was in "My "[[Recap/SouthParkS6E16MyFutureSelfNMe My Future Self 'n' Me" Me]]" when trying to convince Stan that his "future self" is real:



** In "Breast Cancer Show Ever", after Cartman gets the crap beat out of him by Wendy, he bawls in fear that all the kids at school now think he is not cool anymore since a girl beat him up. Even though everyone flat out tell Cartman that they never liked him, never thought he was cool at all, and couldn't ''possibly'' think any lower of him than they did before, Cartman interprets the comments as the complete opposite and he makes himself feel better by lying to himself.



** In one episode, [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]] says he would never hurt [[NighInvulnerable Quack Quack]]... ''while chasing him with a giant mallet''.

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** In one episode, [[CatsAreMean Mr. Cat]] says he would never hurt [[NighInvulnerable [[NighInvulnerability Quack Quack]]... ''while chasing him with a giant mallet''.
6th Sep '17 12:34:25 AM GregoryJones470
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* [=TruTv=]'s short-lived Caught Red Handed involves this trope as it's main theme. This show is an reenactments of shoplifting crimes where it shows the daily life of Lost Prevention Agents capturing shoplifters in which most times the shoplifters gives the most ridiculous excuses in the show. Notable mentions are:
** A repeat offender eats and drinks inside a supermarket and leaves without paying. When Lost Prevention Agents catches him, he denies it... ''even the fact that his face was viewed very clearly on camera'', claiming its a blurry spot. The repeat offender even [[TooDumbToLive threaten to sue the agents deluding himself that all of his crimes will be dissolved due to their 'false accusations']].

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* [=TruTv=]'s short-lived Caught Red Handed involves this trope as it's main theme. This show is an reenactments of shoplifting crimes where it shows the daily life of Lost Loss Prevention Agents capturing shoplifters in which most times the shoplifters gives the most ridiculous excuses in the show. Notable mentions are:
** A repeat offender eats and drinks inside a supermarket and leaves without paying. When Lost Loss Prevention Agents catches him, he denies it... ''even the fact that his face was viewed very clearly on camera'', claiming its a blurry spot. The repeat offender even [[TooDumbToLive threaten to sue the agents deluding himself that all of his crimes will be dissolved due to their 'false accusations']].



** A thief intends to use refund fraud by picking up the 'selected' items based on the receipt he just picked up in the trash and ask the cashier to return back 'his money' in the shop. [[TooDumbToLive However what he doesn't know is that two agents were already at the cashier counter, knowing his intentions caught him doing so. When confronted, not only that he couldn't come up with any good excuses, he tries to pick a fight with them saying "People gives receipts every day", claiming that it's his receipt.]] Fortunately, the agents manage to kick him out of the shop before things get ugly. If this wasn't a reenactment show, he might get arrested for his violent outburst.
** Two shoplifters who impersonate themselves as a handicapped in a wheelchair and a doctor pushing it for him tries to steal merchandise. However Lost Prevention Agents catches on and only manages to capture the fake handicap while the 'doctor' manages to escape. The 'handicap' keeps insisting to let him go since he's handicap even claiming that the reason he runs away by foot because he was chased by them.

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** A thief intends to use refund fraud by picking up the 'selected' items based on the receipt he just picked up in the trash and ask the cashier to return back 'his money' in the shop. [[TooDumbToLive However what he doesn't know is that two agents were already at the cashier counter, knowing his intentions caught him doing so.intentions. When confronted, not only that he couldn't come up with any good excuses, he tries to pick a fight with them saying "People gives receipts every day", claiming that it's his receipt.]] Fortunately, the agents manage to kick him out of the shop before things get ugly. If this wasn't a reenactment show, he might get arrested for his violent outburst.
** Two shoplifters who impersonate themselves as a handicapped in a wheelchair and a doctor nurse pushing it for him tries to steal merchandise. However Lost Loss Prevention Agents catches on and only manages to capture the fake handicap while the 'doctor' 'nurse' manages to escape. The 'handicap' keeps insisting to let him go since he's handicap even claiming and claims that the reason he runs away by foot because he was chased by them.



** One of the most ridiculous excuses is a shoplifter by the name John who steals a huge hardware item, rushes out through the front door and tries to enter the cab without paying. Luckily, Lost Prevention Agents manage to catch him in time. John's first excuse was that he's late for his flight at JFK Airport so he decides to put the stolen item in the cab and pays it later. However once the agents doesn't buy his excuse, John's excuses becomes more ridiculous even mentioning that he's late for his train at JFK Airport. But the best part is his last excuse:
-->'''John''': Okay guys! Here's the truth! I'm actually from the Lost Prevention and I was here to catch you guys. Trying to catch you napping!

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** One of the most ridiculous excuses is a shoplifter by the name John who steals a huge hardware item, rushes out through the front door and tries to enter the cab without paying. Luckily, Lost Loss Prevention Agents manage to catch him in time. John's first excuse was is that he's late for his flight at JFK Airport so he decides to put the stolen item in the cab and pays for it later. However once the agents doesn't buy his excuse, John's excuses becomes more ridiculous even mentioning that he's late for his train at JFK Airport. But the best part is his last excuse:
-->'''John''': Okay guys! Here's the truth! I'm actually from the Lost Loss Prevention and I was here to catch you guys. Trying to catch you napping!
21st Jul '17 8:34:02 PM INH5
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*** Abraham's wife Sarah denied laughing when hearing God tell them they would have a son. Not only is God TheOmniscient, she was also laughing right in front of one of his angels.

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*** Abraham's wife Sarah denied laughing when hearing God tell them they would have a son. Not only is God TheOmniscient, she was also laughing right in front of one of his His angels.
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