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11th Jun '18 9:47:33 AM SteveMB
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See also the WoundedGazelleGambit, a Lame Excuse used to get someone else in trouble. When the Lame Excuse is simply a way for the person to excuse him/herself from the room, they typically say something nonsensical like "INeedToGoIronMyDog". See IHaveToWashMyHair when a lame excuse is used to avoid a date.

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See also the WoundedGazelleGambit, a Lame Excuse used to get someone else in trouble. When the Lame Excuse is simply a way for the person to excuse him/herself from the room, they typically say something nonsensical like "INeedToGoIronMyDog". See IHaveToWashMyHair when a lame excuse is used to avoid a date.
date. See SteppingOutForAQuickCupOfCoffee where the person is making an excuse to allow the others a free hand to do something he's supposed to prevent or report.
15th May '18 5:53:36 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MidsomerMurders'': In "Days of Misrule", Tom attempts to get out of a team-building exercise by claiming to have tendonitis:
-->'''Tom:''' I think my tendonitis is flaring up again.\\
'''Joyce:''' It was your other arm before.
9th May '18 4:18:10 AM Hjortron18
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->'''Bob''': Uh... I can't. I'm allergic to grass. And rakes."

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->'''Bob''': ->'''Bob:''' Uh... I can't. I'm allergic to grass. And rakes."
rakes.
24th Feb '18 5:14:59 PM KibaDoku
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* Prussia, France, and Spain were ''definitely'' not watching Germany, Italy, and Japan [[ThePeepingTom get it on]] in the finale of ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]''. Yep. [[BlatantLies They were only performing surveillance on the ship]]. Yeah. Sure.
21st Feb '18 7:49:45 PM vexusdylandasecond
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* ''WebAnimation/DSBTInsaniT'': When Koden, Amber, and Frog ask Tide why he isn't going to help save them from the White Killer Eels in the aquarium exhibit, Tide says he doesn't want the Eels to not like their handler. While its a valid excuse, its presented in-universe as a cowardly cop-out.
** Martha refuses to help Bill and Andy fight [[Franchise/{{Digimon}} Tyrannomon]] because her ice powers will do no good against it since it can breathe fire. Again, while a valid excuse, its presented as a cowardly cop-out. She eventually just openly admits its because she's scared.
8th Jan '18 4:14:07 PM SeizureFerret
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' had Grandpa do this by saying he has a "bad bug". As a result. the babies [[LaserGuidedKarma tried to help him get better]] by giving him "good bugs" to eat.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' had Grandpa do this by saying he has a "bad bug". As a result. result the babies [[LaserGuidedKarma tried to help him get better]] by giving him "good bugs" to eat.
17th Nov '17 1:09:11 PM Shishkahuben
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** That example is unintentionally not lame, as people with diabetes sometimes have trouble getting blood to clot, and can bleed out from what would've been a minor wound, sort of like a hemophiliac.
10th Nov '17 10:03:29 AM eroock
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* ''Webcomic/{{Guttersnipe}}'' features [[http://www.guttersnipecomic.com/?p=128 this rather impressive case]]:
-->"If these ain't alkyhol, then why does they got X's on 'em?"
-->"Uh ... [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Why, because this water is highly pornographic]]!"

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* ''Webcomic/{{Guttersnipe}}'' features [[http://www.guttersnipecomic.com/?p=128 this rather impressive case]]:
-->"If these ain't alkyhol, then why does they got X's on 'em?"
-->"Uh ... [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Why, because this water is highly pornographic]]!"

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10th Nov '17 10:00:05 AM eroock
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See also the WoundedGazelleGambit, a Lame Excuse used to get someone else in trouble. When the Lame Excuse is simply a way for the person to excuse him/herself from the room, they typically say something nonsensical like "INeedToGoIronMyDog."

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See also the WoundedGazelleGambit, a Lame Excuse used to get someone else in trouble. When the Lame Excuse is simply a way for the person to excuse him/herself from the room, they typically say something nonsensical like "INeedToGoIronMyDog."
"INeedToGoIronMyDog". See IHaveToWashMyHair when a lame excuse is used to avoid a date.
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