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14th Jun '16 11:48:02 AM Gideoncrawle
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-> ''I'll tell you how I became [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir the prince of a town called Bel Air]]!''

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-> ''I'll tell you how I became [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir the prince of a town called Bel Air]]!''
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6th Jun '16 10:04:09 AM Chariset
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* In the ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Mage Storms]]'' trilogy, Shin'a'in magus An'desha tells a story about himself to get a fellow Shin'a'in to reconsider his antagonism to the focus character, Karal.
23rd Apr '16 9:38:15 PM Xelloss08
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* In ''[[TabletopGames/ForgottenRealms Daughter of the Drow]]'', a warrior amuses a drow mage (who saved him from carnivores and tried to claim as a slave) with a folk tale about how "old favors are soon forgotten". Then [[spoiler:managed to get away and added the phrase to his "farewell" as he ran off]].

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* In the ''Literature/StarlightAndShadows'' novel ''[[TabletopGames/ForgottenRealms Daughter of the Drow]]'', a warrior amuses a drow mage (who saved him from carnivores and tried to claim as a slave) with a folk tale about how "old favors are soon forgotten". Then [[spoiler:managed to get away and added the phrase to his "farewell" as he ran off]].



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29th Feb '16 8:43:00 AM Mayhavecontrol
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* The whole novel {{Literature/Frankenstein}} is Victor Frankenstein telling his life story to Robert Walton in an attempt to disuade him of exploring the North Pole; he tries to illustrate how there are ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow and the blind pursuit of knowledge will bring him only suffering, as it happened to Frankenstein himself.
19th Dec '15 7:41:13 AM StarTropes
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* On ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', when [[NumberTwo Chakotay]] decides to tell [[TheCaptain Janeway]] how [[{{UST}} he feels about her]], he tells her an "ancient legend" from his tribe about an angry warrior unable to find peace until he swears loyalty to a woman warrior. Janeway catches on pretty quick.
--> '''Janeway:''' Is that really an ancient legend?\\
'''Chakotay:''' No. But that made it easier to say.
18th Dec '15 10:12:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''WebVideo/SFDebris'' makes note of [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Chakotay's]] habit of doing this, exaggerating it to the point that he can't do anything without saying it reminds him of one of his people's stories. It's enough to drive Chuck's parody version of Janeway to madness when they're stuck on a planet together.

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* ''WebVideo/SFDebris'' ''WebSite/SFDebris'' makes note of [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Chakotay's]] habit of doing this, exaggerating it to the point that he can't do anything without saying it reminds him of one of his people's stories. It's enough to drive Chuck's parody version of Janeway to madness when they're stuck on a planet together.
31st Oct '15 11:59:54 PM Scorntex
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* ''WebVideo/SFDebris'' makes note of [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Chakotay's]] habit of doing this, exaggerating it to the point that he can't do anything without saying it reminds him of one of his people's stories. It's enough to drive Chuck's parody version of Janeway to madness when they're stuck on a planet together.
28th Apr '15 2:52:59 PM nombretomado
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* Said word for word at the beginning of a season two episode of ''BurnNotice''.

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* Said word for word at the beginning of a season two episode of ''BurnNotice''.''Series/BurnNotice''.
27th Jan '15 1:37:06 PM mzytryck01
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* ''Series/{{Fargo}}'' has loads of characters doing this, often to the bemusement of the person they're talking to, as the story/riddle/anecdote could be interpreted in several different ways or may not seem remotely relevant to the situation at hand. The final example is when [[SlowlySlippingIntoEvil Lester Nygaard]] tells the policewoman who's been suspicious of him from the start that he's not a monster, and she responds by telling him about a man with a pair of gloves who got onto a train, and as it was pulling away realised that one of his gloves had fallen onto the platform, so he threw the other glove out after it so that whoever found it could have both. In a probable LampshadeHanging, Lester (and possibly the audience,) have no idea what to make of it. [[spoiler: [[TheUnreveal She never clarifies]], but the likely interpretation is that once you're accidentally in something halfway, you feel you have nothing to lose and might as well [[MoralEventHorizon go the full distance]]).

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* ''Series/{{Fargo}}'' has loads of characters doing this, often to the bemusement of the person they're talking to, as the story/riddle/anecdote could be interpreted in several different ways or may not seem remotely relevant to the situation at hand. The final example is when [[SlowlySlippingIntoEvil Lester Nygaard]] tells the policewoman who's been suspicious of him from the start that he's not a monster, and she responds by telling him about a man with a pair of gloves who got onto a train, and as it was pulling away realised that one of his gloves had fallen onto the platform, so he threw the other glove out after it so that whoever found it could have both. In a probable LampshadeHanging, Lester (and possibly the audience,) have no idea what to make of it. [[spoiler: [[TheUnreveal She never clarifies]], but the likely interpretation is that once you're accidentally in something halfway, you feel you have nothing to lose and might as well [[MoralEventHorizon go the full distance]]).
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27th Jan '15 1:31:34 PM mzytryck01
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* ''Series/{{Fargo}}'' has loads of characters doing this, often to the bemusement of the person they're talking to, as the story/riddle/anecdote could be interpreted in several different ways or may not seem remotely relevant to the situation at hand. The final example is when [[SlowlySlippingIntoEvil Lester Nygaard]] tells the policewoman who's been suspicious of him from the start that he's not a monster, and she responds by telling him about a man with a pair of gloves who got onto a train, and as it was pulling away realised that one of his gloves had fallen onto the platform, so he threw the other glove out after it so that whoever found it could have both. In a probable LampshadeHanging, Lester (and possibly the audience,) have no idea what to make of it. [[spoiler: [[TheUnreveal She never clarifies]], but the likely interpretation is that once you're accidentally in something halfway, you feel you have nothing to lose and might as well [[MoralEventHorizon go the full distance]]).
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