History Main / LameExcuse

9th Apr '17 10:55:46 AM nombretomado
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* In the RoosterTeeth Short 'Catch', Matt tries to reverse the order they throw the ball in, because he's sick of baseballs being thrown at his head by Nathan. Joel insists they can't switch because the rotation of the earth doesn't allow for it.
* Also in a RoosterTeeth creation, ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', the character Caboose says, "I am allergic to things I do not want to do." The way he says it with complete seriousness might even suggest he believes it himself (his intelligence is certainly faulty enough for it to seem plausible to him).

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* In the RoosterTeeth Creator/RoosterTeeth Short 'Catch', Matt tries to reverse the order they throw the ball in, because he's sick of baseballs being thrown at his head by Nathan. Joel insists they can't switch because the rotation of the earth doesn't allow for it.
* Also in a RoosterTeeth Creator/RoosterTeeth creation, ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', the character Caboose says, "I am allergic to things I do not want to do." The way he says it with complete seriousness might even suggest he believes it himself (his intelligence is certainly faulty enough for it to seem plausible to him).
9th Feb '17 3:57:06 PM MarsJenkar
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* In at least one of her books, Creator/MissManners speaks about the Lame Excuse, preferring it over the False Excuse (which has a nasty tendency to fall apart if someone decides to PullTheThread). She also differentiates the classic Lame Excuse (e.g. "That's the night I'm supposed to play solitaire") and the "inexplicable" Lame Excuse, which is essentially a non-answer (e.g. "It just would be too difficult that night"). The classic Lame Excuse and the False Excuse fall under this trope more than the inexplicable Lame Excuse does; the main difference between the False Excuse and the classic Lame Excuse is that the latter is a (generally) understood euphemism that isn't to be taken literally.

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* In at least one of her books, Creator/MissManners speaks about the Lame Excuse, preferring it over the False Excuse (which has a nasty tendency to fall apart if someone decides to PullTheThread). She also differentiates the classic Lame Excuse (e.g. "That's the night I'm supposed to play solitaire") and the "inexplicable" Lame Excuse, which is essentially a non-answer (e.g. "It just would be too difficult that night"). The classic Lame Excuse and the False Excuse fall under this trope more than the inexplicable Lame Excuse does; the main difference between the False Excuse and the classic Lame Excuse is that the latter is a (generally) understood euphemism that isn't ''supposed'' to be taken literally.
9th Feb '17 3:53:43 PM MarsJenkar
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* In at least one of her books, Creator/MissManners speaks about the Lame Excuse, preferring it over the False Excuse (which has a nasty tendency to fall apart if someone decides to PullTheThread). She also differentiates the classic Lame Excuse (e.g. "That's the night I'm supposed to play solitaire") and the "inexplicable" Lame Excuse, which is essentially a non-answer (e.g. "It just would be too difficult that night"). The classic Lame Excuse and the False Excuse fall under this trope more than the inexplicable Lame Excuse does.

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* In at least one of her books, Creator/MissManners speaks about the Lame Excuse, preferring it over the False Excuse (which has a nasty tendency to fall apart if someone decides to PullTheThread). She also differentiates the classic Lame Excuse (e.g. "That's the night I'm supposed to play solitaire") and the "inexplicable" Lame Excuse, which is essentially a non-answer (e.g. "It just would be too difficult that night"). The classic Lame Excuse and the False Excuse fall under this trope more than the inexplicable Lame Excuse does.does; the main difference between the False Excuse and the classic Lame Excuse is that the latter is a (generally) understood euphemism that isn't to be taken literally.
11th Sep '16 3:41:06 PM dmcreif
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* The Dead Parrot sketch from ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' is a good example that a bizarrely large segment of the audience misses. Michael Palin knows the parrot is dead, so virtually everything he says is a Lame Excuse. This is the whole point of the sketch; the shopkeeper's providing Lame Excuses, the customer ''knows'' the shopkeeper's providing Lame Excuses, the shopkeeper ''knows'' that the customer knows, and so on.

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* The Dead Parrot sketch from ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' is a good example that a bizarrely large segment of the audience misses. Michael Palin knows the parrot is dead, ceased to be, expired and gone to meet his maker, so virtually everything he says is a Lame Excuse. This is the whole point of the sketch; the shopkeeper's providing Lame Excuses, the customer ''knows'' the shopkeeper's providing Lame Excuses, the shopkeeper ''knows'' that the customer knows, and so on.
22nd Aug '16 1:22:48 PM Lullaby22
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-->'''Captain Singh:''' What's the excuse this time, Mr. Allen? Before you answer, allow me to remind that you that last time it was car trouble? Want to know why that one was particularly memorable?\\

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-->'''Captain Singh:''' What's the excuse this time, Mr. Allen? Before you answer, allow me to remind that you that last time it was car trouble? trouble. Want to know why that one was particularly memorable?\\
22nd Aug '16 1:22:21 PM Lullaby22
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* Barry Allen of ''Series/TheFlash2014'' is apparently prone to these when explaining why he was late to a crime scene:
-->'''Captain Singh:''' What's the excuse this time, Mr. Allen? Before you answer, allow me to remind that you that last time it was car trouble? Want to know why that one was particularly memorable?\\
'''Barry:''' ''(embarrassed)'' I do not own a car.
10th Jul '16 12:50:56 PM Morgenthaler
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* ScoobyDoo often pretended to be injured, hoping to get out of helping to solve the mystery at hand.
** Referenced in the ThemeSong:

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* ScoobyDoo ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'':
** Scooby Doo
often pretended to be injured, hoping to get out of helping to solve the mystery at hand.
**
hand. Referenced in the ThemeSong:
10th Jul '16 12:50:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Bart once tries "[[YouFailBiologyForever Oh, my ovaries]]!"
** Also, when Ned Flanders asks Homer to baby-sit for Rod and Tod because Ned has to sort out the liberation of Maude, who has been taken hostage in Holy Land, Homer answers: "Uh, gee, I'd really love to want to help you, Flanders, but...Uh, Marge was taken prisoner in the...Holy Land..."

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Bart once tries "[[YouFailBiologyForever "[[CriticalResearchFailure Oh, my ovaries]]!"
** Also, when When Ned Flanders asks Homer to baby-sit for Rod and Tod because Ned has to sort out the liberation of Maude, who has been taken hostage in Holy Land, Homer answers: "Uh, gee, I'd really love to want to help you, Flanders, but...Uh, Marge was taken prisoner in the...Holy Land..."
10th Jul '16 12:49:40 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheLeetWorld'''s Chet as he tries to avoid "black hole where fun goes to die" Asher:

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* ''TheLeetWorld'''s ''WebAnimation/TheLeetWorld'''s Chet as he tries to avoid "black hole where fun goes to die" Asher:



* In ''TheSimpsons'' Bart once tries "[[YouFailBiologyForever Oh, my ovaries]]!"

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* In ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Bart once tries "[[YouFailBiologyForever Oh, my ovaries]]!"



* In The ''ThomasTheTankEngine'' episode ''[[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS1E3TheSadStoryOfHenry The Sad Story of Henry]] Sir Topham Hatt doesn't bother helping the passengers push or pull Henry out of the tunnel.

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* In The ''ThomasTheTankEngine'' ''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' episode ''[[Recap/ThomasTheTankEngineS1E3TheSadStoryOfHenry The Sad Story of Henry]] Sir Topham Hatt doesn't bother helping the passengers push or pull Henry out of the tunnel.
10th Jul '16 12:48:49 PM Morgenthaler
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