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19th Jun '16 10:37:15 AM darrenr
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* Time travelling bigamist Gary Sparrow, the 'hero' of ''Series/GoodnightSweetheart'', claims authorship of large chunks of the post-war era's popular music while on his visits to London during World War Two. He even has the audacity to make money from it.

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* Time travelling bigamist Gary Sparrow, the 'hero' of ''Series/GoodnightSweetheart'', claims authorship of large chunks of the post-war era's popular music while on his visits to London during World War Two. He even has the audacity to make money from it.
it. To be fair, nobody in the 1940's would have known he was lying.
19th Jun '16 10:35:56 AM darrenr
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* Time travelling bigamist Gary Sparrow, the 'hero' of ''Series/GoodnightSweetheart'', claims authorship of large chunks of the post-war era's popular music while on his visits to London during World War Two. He even has the audacity to make money from it.
12th Feb '16 9:49:17 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* In the {{Mockumentary}} about TheRutles, ''The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash'', a New Orleans bluesman by the name of Ruttling Orange Peel claims to have come up with all of The Rutles' music. Someone else who is close to him, however, calls him a liar and insists that just last week he also claims to have started Music/TheEverlyBrothers, Music/FrankSinatra, and Lawrence Welk (all while Ruttling repeatedly insists "I did!")

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* In the {{Mockumentary}} about TheRutles, Music/TheRutles, ''The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash'', a New Orleans bluesman by the name of Ruttling Orange Peel claims to have come up with all of The Rutles' music. Someone else who is close to him, however, calls him a liar and insists that just last week he also claims to have started Music/TheEverlyBrothers, Music/FrankSinatra, and Lawrence Welk (all while Ruttling repeatedly insists "I did!")
28th Nov '15 3:45:09 PM thatother1dude
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-->'''George Costanza ''(gravely)'':''' ''"Elaine, I once told a woman that I coined the phrase.... "Pardon my french"."''

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-->'''George Costanza ''(gravely)'':''' ''"Elaine, Elaine, I once told a woman that I coined the phrase.... "Pardon my french"."''
french".
28th Nov '15 3:43:29 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'', The Party invented everything, even airplanes.

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* In ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'', ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', The Party claim credit for all inventions since an actual period of time [[OrwellianEditor that keep getting older]] [[FutureImperfect as time progresses]]. Winston remembers when they said they invented everything, even airplanes.helicopters, then added airplanes, and expects they'll eventually say the same about the steam engine.
29th May '15 7:06:49 PM Prfnoff
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* In an early episode of ''BoyMeetsWorld'', we meet, for the first time, Shawn's father Chet, who makes a pathetic attempt to hide what a bum he is by making a number of audacious claims, including claiming to have invented Creator/{{CNN}}.
* In ''CaliforniaDreams'', there was an Asian girl who mentioned that her ancestor invented chopsticks. When asked about it she said it wasn't the eating utensil, but the song.

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* In an early episode of ''BoyMeetsWorld'', ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'', we meet, for the first time, Shawn's father Chet, who makes a pathetic attempt to hide what a bum he is by making a number of audacious claims, including claiming to have invented Creator/{{CNN}}.
* In ''CaliforniaDreams'', ''Series/CaliforniaDreams'', there was an Asian girl who mentioned that her ancestor invented chopsticks. When asked about it she said it wasn't the eating utensil, but the song.



* In one episode of ''{{Seinfeld}}'', Jerry and George are trying to convince Elaine of the lengths men will go to to get a woman to date them:

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* In one episode of ''{{Seinfeld}}'', ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Jerry and George are trying to convince Elaine of the lengths men will go to to get a woman to date them:



* N. Brio in ''CrashMindOverMutant'' continuously claims he's invented pretty much everything due to Cortex stealing credit for his Evolv-O-Ray several games ago.

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* N. Brio in ''CrashMindOverMutant'' ''VideoGame/CrashMindOverMutant'' continuously claims he's invented pretty much everything due to Cortex stealing credit for his Evolv-O-Ray several games ago.
6th Sep '14 6:02:16 PM foxley
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* In the British sitcom ''The Bounder,'' the protagonist (played by Peter Bowles) impresses a woman by reciting his poem, "So We'll Go No More A-Roving" (actually written in the 19th century by Byron). At the end of the episode, [[spoiler: the woman he's really attracted to finds out he's been claiming to write it, and says: "You wrote that? You phony!" In the next episode, she says Byron's dead, and he asks, "Yes, but has anyone seen the grave?"]]

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* In the British sitcom ''The Bounder,'' ''Series/TheBounder,'' the protagonist (played by Peter Bowles) impresses a woman by reciting his poem, "So We'll Go No More A-Roving" (actually written in the 19th century by Byron). At the end of the episode, [[spoiler: the woman he's really attracted to finds out he's been claiming to write it, and says: "You wrote that? You phony!" In the next episode, she says Byron's dead, and he asks, "Yes, but has anyone seen the grave?"]]
23rd Jun '14 8:53:10 AM rexpensive
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* In ''Film/ReignOfFire'', Quinn and a friend are reenacting the climax of Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack for the children (who were all born after the disaster and so never saw the actual film). After they finish, a starry eyed little boy asks Quinn if he wrote it. Quinn thinks for a moment, and then says "[[SureWhyNot of course I did.]]"

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* In ''Film/ReignOfFire'', Quinn and a friend are reenacting the climax of Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack for the children (who were all born after the disaster and so never saw the actual film). After they finish, a starry eyed little boy asks Quinn if he wrote it. Quinn thinks for a moment, and then says "[[SureWhyNot of "of course I did.]]""
22nd May '14 10:16:57 PM luberdot
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* An astronaut in ''Webcomic/MountainTime'' claims his grandpa invented the act of placing one leg outside of the covers to cool off in bed.
9th May '14 6:24:33 AM SeptimusHeap
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* In an early episode of ''BoyMeetsWorld'', we meet, for the first time, Shawn's father Chet, who makes a pathetic attempt to hide what a bum he is by making a number of audacious claims, including claiming to have invented {{CNN}}.

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* In an early episode of ''BoyMeetsWorld'', we meet, for the first time, Shawn's father Chet, who makes a pathetic attempt to hide what a bum he is by making a number of audacious claims, including claiming to have invented {{CNN}}.Creator/{{CNN}}.
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