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19th Mar '16 8:22:43 AM Hossmeister
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28th Apr '15 9:43:51 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheBigBangTheory'', "The Lunar Excitation":

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* ''TheBigBangTheory'', ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', "The Lunar Excitation":



* In one episode of ''{{Bones}}'', Booth reveals that he knows Brennan's computer password, because he knows how she thinks. He also knows what she changes the password to -- twice.

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* In one episode of ''{{Bones}}'', ''Series/{{Bones}}'', Booth reveals that he knows Brennan's computer password, because he knows how she thinks. He also knows what she changes the password to -- twice.
4th Oct '14 12:19:51 PM Vir
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* In ''TheFairlyOddParents'', this takes place when Timmy wishes his parents had superpowers, then when he finds they are too busy with fighting evil that they can't take care of him, and wishes that they weren't superheroes, but Cosmo's and Wanda's wands don't work:

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* In ''TheFairlyOddParents'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', this takes place when Timmy wishes his parents had superpowers, then when he finds they are too busy with fighting evil that they can't take care of him, and wishes that they weren't superheroes, but Cosmo's and Wanda's wands don't work:



* ''PhineasAndFerb'' occasionally spoofs this, seeing as how the show runs on OnceAnEpisode gags and {{Catch Phrase}}s.

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* ''PhineasAndFerb'' ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' occasionally spoofs this, seeing as how the show runs on OnceAnEpisode gags and {{Catch Phrase}}s.



** "Run Candace Run": The boys are watching as a nature documentary describes the Cheetah as being the fastest land animal. Candace looks at her watch, then up expectantly. The sound effects [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] this with the sound of a timer going "ding!" as Phineas says "I know what we're gonna do today!"

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** "Run Candace Run": The boys are watching as a nature documentary describes the Cheetah as being the fastest land animal. Candace looks at her watch, then up expectantly. The sound effects [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] {{lampshade|Hanging}} this with the sound of a timer going "ding!" as Phineas says "I know what we're gonna do today!"
24th Jun '14 8:59:51 AM case
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* WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}} talks with a pre-recorded message left by his mother, ending with:
--> '''Dilbert:''' Am I really so predictable that you can record your half of the conversation in advance?!
--> '''Recording:''' Yes, you are really so predictable that I can record my half of the conversation in advance.
3rd Sep '13 8:25:19 AM MarsJenkar
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** In another episode, Talia is standing outside an elevator and tells Sinclair that she's afraid to get into one, because every time she does, Mr. Garibaldi seems to be there. (This was, in fact, a subtle RunningGag throughout season 1.) Sinclair informs her that Mr. Garibaldi is good, but [[TemptingFate he's not omniscient]]. Cue the elevator doors opening, and... well, you fill in the rest.
---> '''Talia:''' I think I'll take the stairs.\\
'''Sinclair:''' I think I'll join you.
25th Jul '13 11:58:14 AM ChaoticNovelist
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A friend or someone else who knows a character well will tell another person how the first character will react to some piece of news. Often, he will quote the character's reaction directly. Later on, when the first character receives the news, he or she will react exactly, down to the letter, how the friend said he would. Similarly, this trope can often involve one character preemptively pantomiming a character's response as they stand behind them, showing off exactly how predictable their friend is (or how well they know him or her). This trope could also involve a predictable character's friend finishing his sentences for him. If they're really showing off, they will have the response written beforehand to show them. Finally, this trope is illustrated when a person counts down "three...two...one..." to the other character having a reaction about something. Basically, any time that a character knows, with perfect accuracy, how another is going to act, that's this trope.

Compare TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat, TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything, and StrangeMindsThinkAlike. This trope is often utilized for a BatmanGambit. It absolutely is used for a XanatosRoulette.

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A friend or someone else who knows a character well will tell another person how the first character will react to some piece of news. Often, he will quote the character's reaction directly. Later on, when the first character receives the news, he or she will react exactly, down to the letter, how the friend said he would. Similarly, this trope can often involve one character preemptively pantomiming a character's response as they stand behind them, showing off exactly how predictable their friend is (or how well they know him or her). This trope could also involve a predictable character's friend finishing his sentences for him. If they're really showing off, they will have the response written beforehand to show them. Finally, this trope is illustrated when a person counts down "three...two...one..." to the other character having a reaction about something. Basically, any time that a character knows, with perfect accuracy, how another is going to act, that's this trope.

Compare TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat, TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything, and StrangeMindsThinkAlike. This trope is often utilized for a BatmanGambit. It absolutely BatmanGambit because this type of plan requires knowledge of a likely character behavior. If the one making the prediction is used for a XanatosRoulette.not established knowing the other person well, this trope crosses into GambitRoulette.
30th Jun '13 8:10:49 PM nombretomado
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* In ''HarryPotter/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', Harry predicts how Ron and Hermione will react to his dream about Voldemort, and they both react more-or-less exactly as he thought they would.

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* In ''HarryPotter/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', Harry predicts how Ron and Hermione will react to his dream about Voldemort, and they both react more-or-less exactly as he thought they would.
13th Jun '13 11:57:12 AM Thande
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** A second strip around the same time had Linus tell Lucy to ask their grandma why there's a Father's Day and a Mother's Day but no Children's Day, and he correctly predicted that she would reply "Every day is Children's Day". Both strips are an inverted parody of the then-current child psychology craze of Dr Benjamin Spock, with Linus saying "You just have to understand the adult mind!"
24th Apr '13 2:31:44 PM JIKTV
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* In ''{{Scrubs}}'', the Janitor tells J.D. that he is incredibly predictable, to which J.D. objects:

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* In ''{{Scrubs}}'', ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', the Janitor tells J.D. that he is incredibly predictable, to which J.D. objects:



** "Run Candace Run": The boys are watching as a nature documentary describes the Cheetah as being the fastest land animal. Candace looks at her watch, then up expectantly. The sound effects [[HangsALampshade lampshade]] this with the sound of a timer going "ding!" as Phineas says "I know what we're gonna do today!"

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** "Run Candace Run": The boys are watching as a nature documentary describes the Cheetah as being the fastest land animal. Candace looks at her watch, then up expectantly. The sound effects [[HangsALampshade [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] this with the sound of a timer going "ding!" as Phineas says "I know what we're gonna do today!"
21st Jan '13 10:30:35 AM MCE
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* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''. [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=949 Here]] (and [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=954 here), Andrew Smith demonstrates that he's the only person who can predict when Parley is going to arrive via teleportation. ([[WordOfGod Word of Tom]] is that Smitty is just guessing, but because of his order-causing powers, his guesses just happen to be right.)

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* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''. [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=949 Here]] (and [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/?p=954 here), here]]), Andrew Smith demonstrates that he's the only person who can predict when Parley is going to arrive via teleportation. ([[WordOfGod Word of Tom]] is that Smitty is just guessing, but because of his order-causing powers, his guesses just happen to be right.)
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