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20th Jun '18 9:29:23 PM Vir
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' episode [[Recap/RickAndMortyS3E9TheABCsOfBeth "The ABCs of Beth"]], one item that Rick invented for Beth in her youth was a doll that very blatantly had a lie detector built in.
5th Jun '18 4:01:34 PM Eddy1215
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* ''Series/GilligansIsland'': The Professor builds a lie detector out of -- what else? -- [[BambooTechnology bamboo and coconuts]] and tests all the men to find out who sent Mrs. Howell a love letter. One of the gags is The Skipper passing until he says, "See? I always tell the truth," which sets it off. [[BrickJoke At the end of the episode]], Gilligan is messing with it when Mary Ann comes in asking him what happened to a coconut cream pie she made, and Gilligan denies seeing or taking it, [[ExplosiveInstrumentation which causes the lie detector to explode]].
-->'''Gilligan''': Well, it was delicious, anyway.

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* ''Series/GilligansIsland'': The Professor builds a lie detector out of -- what else? -- [[BambooTechnology bamboo and coconuts]] and tests all the men to find out who sent Mrs. Howell a love letter. One of the gags is The Skipper passing until he says, "See? I always tell the truth," which sets it off. [[BrickJoke At the end of the episode]], Gilligan is messing playing with it when Mary Ann comes in asking him what happened to a couple of coconut cream pie pies she made, and Gilligan denies seeing or taking it, them, [[ExplosiveInstrumentation which causes the lie detector to explode]].
-->'''Gilligan''': Well, it was delicious, anyway.they ''were'' delicious.
29th May '18 6:37:43 PM ctempire
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* The first episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheCrumpets'' has Ma building one and having her family tested so she can find out who kidnapped her husband.
28th Apr '18 12:17:59 PM nombretomado
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* The Disney ''Disney/ThreeLittlePigs'' short "The Practical Pig" (1939) features a lie detector, which notably [[HoistByHisOwnPetard goes off on Practical]] when, while punishing his brothers, he proclaims "This hurts me more than it hurts you!"

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* The Disney ''Disney/ThreeLittlePigs'' ''WesternAnimation/ThreeLittlePigs'' short "The Practical Pig" (1939) features a lie detector, which notably [[HoistByHisOwnPetard goes off on Practical]] when, while punishing his brothers, he proclaims "This hurts me more than it hurts you!"
20th Apr '18 9:42:17 AM BattleMaster
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* In one old ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'' story, General Ross tried to get Doc Sampson to take a lie detector test regarding his knowledge of the Hulk's whereabouts, forgetting that as a psychologist, Sampson would be perfectly capable of deceiving it. Sampson's response was to threaten to [[AssShove cram it into one of Ross's orifices]].
2nd Apr '18 7:38:17 AM JackG
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham''. Harley Quinn tells Batman she doesn't know where the Joker has hidden a dirty bomb. The eyes on Batman's mask light up and we see a scan of her physiology (heart-rate, pupil dilation, etc) which reads as normal to establish that she's telling the truth. Which raises some FridgeLogic she had just fought Batman hand-to-hand, so why would her heart-rate be steady?
1st Apr '18 12:13:16 AM JackG
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** Vila insists that MasterComputer Orac verify an offer of Servalan's is genuine, apparently because ComputersAreJustBetter at detecting these things. This is suggested in an earlier episode where a RebelLeader has been replaced by a Federation robot, and it kills an underling who was suspicious, because it would be able to pick up his body language showing that suspicion, no matter how he tried to hide it.

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** Vila insists that MasterComputer Orac verify an offer of Servalan's is genuine, apparently because ComputersAreJustBetter [[RobotsAreJustBetter Computers Are Just Better]] at detecting these things. This is suggested in an earlier episode where a RebelLeader has been replaced by a Federation robot, robot and it kills an underling who was a rebel who's become suspicious, because it would be able to pick up his body language showing that suspicion, suspicion no matter how he tried to hide it.
1st Apr '18 12:10:59 AM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Dawn of the Gods", our heroes are able to beat this through ExactWords. The Caliph is seeking Orac, not realising it's actually a MasterComputer.

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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. ''Series/BlakesSeven''.
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In "Dawn of the Gods", our heroes are able to beat this through ExactWords. The Caliph is seeking Orac, not realising it's actually a MasterComputer.


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** The pilot episode shows that this trope doesn't work on someone who's been {{brainwashed}} to believe their own lies. Blake is framed for molesting children, and it's mentioned the accusers have all passed a lie detector test. However he's been framed by the government so they DontCreateAMartyr, and his lawyer discovers the children have all been taken out of school for unregistered medical treatment on the days they said they were assaulted.
** Vila insists that MasterComputer Orac verify an offer of Servalan's is genuine, apparently because ComputersAreJustBetter at detecting these things. This is suggested in an earlier episode where a RebelLeader has been replaced by a Federation robot, and it kills an underling who was suspicious, because it would be able to pick up his body language showing that suspicion, no matter how he tried to hide it.
23rd Mar '18 6:23:22 PM Eddy1215
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* The Disney ''Disney/ThreeLittlePigs'' short "The Practical Pig" (1939) features a lie detector, which notably goes off on Practical when, while punishing his brothers, he proclaims "This hurts me more than it hurts you!"

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* The Disney ''Disney/ThreeLittlePigs'' short "The Practical Pig" (1939) features a lie detector, which notably [[HoistByHisOwnPetard goes off on Practical Practical]] when, while punishing his brothers, he proclaims "This hurts me more than it hurts you!"
23rd Mar '18 6:19:37 PM Eddy1215
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* ''Series/House'' once used a Cat scan as a lie detector, observing which parts of the patient's brain were active to tell when he was lying.

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* ''Series/House'' ''Series/{{House}}'' once used a Cat scan as a lie detector, observing which parts of the patient's brain were active to tell when he was lying.
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