History Main / ImplausibleDeniability

8th Dec '16 12:40:07 PM Andyroid
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** In ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', the giant ever-burning candle known as the Emperor did '''not''' go out. Smeems [[BlatantLies says so]], and is quick to correct Nutt when his assistant's vision shamelessly deceives him to make him believe it did.

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** In ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', the giant ever-burning candle known as the Emperor did '''not''' go out. Smeems [[BlatantLies says so]], and is quick to correct Nutt when his assistant's vision shamelessly deceives him to make him believe it did. Smeems does at least trust Nutt enough to confide that this makes the fourth time the Emperor has "not gone out" in his long tenure as Keeper of the Candles.
6th Dec '16 11:41:43 AM dmcreif
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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', there is a scene where Clawhauser walks in on Chief Bogo [[spoiler: playing with a Gazelle app]]. Chief Bogo tries desperately to pretend he is not doing that, by hiding it from view and blatantly denying that it was [[spoiler: Gazelle]] that Clawhauser just heard. [[spoiler: The app's audio is playing loudly the entire time]] so this does absolutely nothing to convince Clawhauser. He eventually says that [[BlatantLies he's working on the missing mammal cases]] in an attempt to change the subject.

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* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', there is a scene where Benjamin Clawhauser walks in on Chief Bogo [[spoiler: playing with a Gazelle app]]. app. Chief Bogo tries desperately to pretend he is not doing that, by hiding it from view and blatantly denying that it was [[spoiler: Gazelle]] Gazelle that Clawhauser just heard. [[spoiler: [[NotHelpingYourCase The app's audio is playing loudly the entire time]] time]], so this does absolutely nothing to convince Clawhauser. He eventually says that [[BlatantLies he's working on the missing mammal cases]] in an attempt to change the subject.
3rd Dec '16 9:46:57 AM dmcreif
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* In ''Film/AustinPowers: International Man of Mystery'', Austin's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WCvULMRUq8 increasingly desperate insistence]] that "Swedish-Made Penis Enlarger Pumps" weren't his bag, baby, as the evidence continued to mount against him.

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* In ''Film/AustinPowers: International Man of Mystery'', Austin's Austin [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WCvULMRUq8 increasingly desperate insistence]] that "Swedish-Made collects his personal effects from a clerk]]. When the clerk produces a Swedish-made penis enlarger, Austin says it's not his, "This sort of thing isn't my bag, baby!" The clerk then proceeds to hand him his credit card receipt of purchase of a Swedish-made penis enlarger. And a photograph of him endorsing the enlarger. And [[OverlyLongGag a copy of the book]] ''Swedish-Made Penis Enlarger Pumps" weren't his bag, baby, as the evidence continued to mount against him.Pumps and Me (This Sort of Thing IS My Bag, Baby)'' By Austin Powers.
23rd Nov '16 7:52:54 PM TwinBird
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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': Susan [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2003-07-10 tries to claim her hair just spontaneously changed color]]. Nanase calls her out on it but Susan stands by her claim while acknowledging its ridiculousness. Ironically, while Susan ''was'' lying, Nanase's own hair ''does'' spontaneously change color at a later date as a side-effect of her magic burnout.

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* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'': ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''
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Susan [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2003-07-10 tries to claim her hair just spontaneously changed color]]. Nanase calls her out on it but Susan stands by her claim while acknowledging its ridiculousness. Ironically, while Susan ''was'' lying, Nanase's own hair ''does'' spontaneously change color at a later date as a side-effect of her magic burnout. burnout.
** Talk about vampires causes Susan to reflexively use her weapon-summoning spell; when Ellen and Nanase react, Susan flatly denies having summoned the [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2278 glowing meter-long sword in her hands]].
23rd Nov '16 6:28:27 AM DaveE
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** It worked a lot better in her ComicBook/New52 series, since she operated as Power Girl largely under the radar and across the globe, rather than publicly acting as a hero in one location.
22nd Nov '16 10:16:56 AM KhymChanur
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** Trish Hidge of the mayor's office once held a press conference in front of a brightly painted truck for the purpose of denying said truck existed. Most questions involved pointing at the truck. She later admitted that the conference was held for the purpose of practicing her denial skills. Then denied this.

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** Trish Hidge of the mayor's office once held a press conference in front of a brightly painted truck for the purpose of denying said truck existed. Most questions involved pointing at the truck. She later admitted that the conference was held for the purpose of practicing her denial skills. Then denied this.having any denial skills.
21st Nov '16 5:24:17 PM GregoryJones470
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** One of the most ridiculous excuses is a shoplifter by the name John who steals a huge hardware item and just rush out through the 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 later 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:

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** One of the most ridiculous excuses is a shoplifter by the name John who steals a huge hardware item and just rush out through the 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 later 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:
16th Nov '16 10:51:00 PM GEPFC
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** 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 Trixe points out

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** 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 Trixe Trixie points out
4th Nov '16 10:01:28 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''

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** In the episode "Tea Peter," Quagmire, taking advantage of the abolishment of the Quahog city government, [[BestialityIsDepraved marries a giraffe]], which he impregnates. Even though the resulting HalfHumanHybrid has Quagmire's face and says a variant of his CatchPhrase ("Giraffity!"), Quagmire promptly denies that the baby is his.
26th Oct '16 11:49:20 PM GregoryJones470
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* TruTv's short-lived Caught Red Handed involves this trope as its 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. A couple examples are shown below:

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* TruTv's short-lived Caught Red Handed involves this trope as its 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. A couple examples are shown below:



** A thief intends to use refund fraud by picking up the 'selected' items in 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 that two agents were already at the cashier and already know his intentions caught him doing so. When confronted, not only he couldn't come up with a good excuses, he nearly picks up the fight telling them that "People gives receipts every day", trying to proclaim that it is his receipt.]] Fortunately, the agents kick him out of the shop despite his anger. If this wasn't a reenactment show, he might get arrested for it.
** One of the most ridiculous excuses is a shoplifter by the name John who steals a huge hardware item and just rush out through the 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 later 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 it, 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 Agents and I was here to catch you guys. Trying to catch you napping!

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** A thief intends to use refund fraud by picking up the 'selected' items in 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 that two agents were already at the cashier and already know his intentions caught him doing so. When confronted, not only he couldn't come up with a good excuses, he nearly picks up the fight telling them that "People gives receipts every day", trying to proclaim that it is his receipt.]] Fortunately, the agents kick him out of the shop despite his anger. If this wasn't a reenactment show, he might get arrested for it.
** One of the most ridiculous excuses is a shoplifter by the name John who steals a huge hardware item and just rush out through the 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 later 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 it, 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 Agents and I was here to catch you guys. Trying to catch you napping!
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