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26th May '16 6:25:59 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In WilliamFaulkner's ''Literature/AsILayDying'', the father Anse claims he can't maintain his crops because sweating will kill him. It's not clear whether he actually believes this or is just using it to get out of work.

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* In WilliamFaulkner's Creator/WilliamFaulkner's ''Literature/AsILayDying'', the father Anse claims he can't maintain his crops because sweating will kill him. It's not clear whether he actually believes this or is just using it to get out of work.
14th Apr '16 10:00:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''DrStrangelove'': Lionel Mandrake - "I'd love to come, Jack, but you see, the thing is, the string's...gone out...in my leg!" A literal Lame Excuse.

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* ''DrStrangelove'': ''Film/DrStrangelove'': Lionel Mandrake - "I'd love to come, Jack, but you see, the thing is, the string's...gone out...in my leg!" A literal Lame Excuse.
22nd Mar '16 10:26:11 AM Andyroid
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* One of the Demons of Ignorance in ''Literature/ThePhantomTollbooth'' is the Threadbare Excuse, a shabby little fellow who seems to like latching on to someone and muttering these into their ear. [--"Well, I've been sick... the bus was late... but no-one else did it..."--]
27th Jan '16 10:27:44 AM Willbyr
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* In ''IchigoMashimaro'', Miu, in a bid for attention, pretends to be ill briefly (while Chika really ''is'')... but ends up actually getting a serious fever.

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* In ''IchigoMashimaro'', ''Manga/StrawberryMarshmallow'', Miu, in a bid for attention, pretends to be ill briefly (while Chika really ''is'')... but ends up actually getting a serious fever.
5th Jan '16 7:04:21 PM jormis29
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* The ''HorribleHistories'' animated program featured a smart-mouth jerk attempting to get out of Grecian-style wrestling by claiming to have sprained his ''oesophagus''.

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* The ''HorribleHistories'' ''WesternAnimation/HorribleHistories'' animated program featured a smart-mouth jerk attempting to get out of Grecian-style wrestling by claiming to have sprained his ''oesophagus''.
8th Nov '15 10:42:22 AM nombretomado
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* Also in a RoosterTeeth creation, ''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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* Also in a RoosterTeeth creation, ''RedVsBlue'', ''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).
31st Oct '15 5:30:30 PM JosephCBadass
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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.
16th Oct '15 6:13:12 PM SuperLlama
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* Occurs in ''WesternAnimation/TheBigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot'' when history is changed so that Britain wins the American Revolutionary War after the Big Guy ends up back in time. The Big Guy's pilot ''almost'' spills the beans to Rusty that the Big Guy is a PoweredArmor instead of an autonomous robot when musing that a British soldier must've found and piloted him to victory, before quickly coming up with a different explanation where the soldier reprogrammed him instead. Fortunately, Rusty never questions how a Revolution-era soldier would know how to reprogram a sci-fi robot.
16th Oct '15 6:12:46 PM SuperLlama
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* Occurs in ''WesternAnimation/TheBigGuyAndRustyTheBoyRobot'' when history is changed so that Britain wins the American Revolutionary War after the Big Guy ends up back in time. The Big Guy's pilot ''almost'' spills the beans to Rusty that the Big Guy is a PoweredArmor instead of an autonomous robot when musing that a British soldier must've found and piloted him to victory, before quickly coming up with a different explanation where the soldier reprogrammed him instead. Fortunately, Rusty never questions how a Revolution-era soldier would know how to reprogram a sci-fi robot.
9th Sep '15 11:03:28 AM 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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