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23rd Aug '16 8:04:53 PM Andyroid
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** R.K. Maroon claims that Disney/{{Dumbo}} "works for peanuts". Meaning Maroon ''literally'' pays Dumbo with peanuts. (Seeing as he's an elephant.)
** Also, Dolores literally catches Eddy with his pants down (he had just gotten out of the shower and was getting dressed) with [[FemmeFatale Jessica Rabbit]] trying to seduce/sweet-talk him into helping Roger.

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** R.K. Maroon claims that Disney/{{Dumbo}} "works for peanuts". Meaning Maroon ''literally'' pays Dumbo with peanuts. (Seeing peanuts, seeing as he's an elephant.)
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** Also, Dolores Eddie Valiant takes pictures of Jessica Rabbit and Marvin Acme literally [[UnusualEuphemism "playing patty-cake"]].
** Dolores
catches Eddy Eddie with his pants down (he had just gotten out of the shower and was getting dressed) with when [[FemmeFatale Jessica Rabbit]] trying tries to seduce/sweet-talk him into helping Roger.
18th Aug '16 7:03:49 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* As was his style, Creator/LeslieNielsen did ''several'' in ''each'' commercial he appeared in, regardless of the product.
18th Aug '16 7:00:53 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* From ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfId'', [[http://www.gocomics.com/wizardofid/2016/06/03 this one]] takes the term "hung jury" a little too far...
15th Aug '16 7:38:15 PM LordInsane
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* During the 18th century Age of Liberty in Sweden, a series of events led to a name stamp (with the king's signature) in the hands of the parliament legally filling in for the king when he didn't want to co-operate. The only thing hindering it being called a literal rubber stamp monarchy is that it isn't entirely certain the stamp was actually made of ''rubber''.
11th Aug '16 8:40:45 PM SteveMB
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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': Dexter once held a garage sale. Like what happened in the ''Kim Possible'' example, two aliens showed up saying they would take his light converters. Once he said how much he was charging for each pair, they repeated they ''would take'' the light converters and he understood.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': Dexter once held a garage sale. Like what happened in the ''Kim Possible'' example, two Two aliens showed up saying they would take his light converters. Once he said how much he was charging for each pair, they repeated they ''would take'' the light converters and he understood.understood that they intended to just take them and not pay for them.
9th Aug '16 3:54:30 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Lone Starr manages to jam the radar... with raspberry jam.

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** A twofer: Lone Starr manages to jam the radar... with raspberry jam. Dark Helmet immediately knows who's responsible because only Lone Starr would ''dare'' to give him the raspberry.



'''Mr. Johnson:''' Yeah, you're going to be fine.

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'''Mr. Johnson:''' Yeah, Son, you're going to gonna be fine.alright.
** [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Navin then steps in the manure anyway]].
7th Aug '16 3:47:55 PM Andyroid
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' episode "Go Away, Ghost Ship", the gang sails through a bank of ominous fog, and Shaggy remarks "The fog's so thick, you could cut it with a knife!" Scooby tries it, and much to his surprise it turns out to be true.



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'''s

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'''s ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
5th Aug '16 8:39:37 PM Phys101
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--->'''Don''': Farewell, Ethyl Barrymore. I must tear myself from your side. ''Exaggerated rip.''\\

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--->'''Don''': Farewell, Ethyl Barrymore. I must tear myself from your side. ''Exaggerated rip.rip, followed by exasperated expression.''\\
5th Aug '16 8:33:10 PM Phys101
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* In ''Film/SinginInTheRain'', Don Lockwood has escaped his adoring fans by [[MeetCute jumping into Kathy Sheldon's car]]. After suggestive dialog, Don must tearfully depart. He inadvertently closes the car door on his (already-ruined) suit.
--->'''Don''': Farewell, Ethyl Barrymore. I must tear myself from your side. ''Exaggerated rip.''\\
'''Kathy''': ''[[LampshadeHanging Uncontrollable laughter.]]''
5th Aug '16 8:11:29 PM Phys101
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* "Literally" has been used figuratively so often that literal use of "literally" is now a humorous subversion:
---> It takes literally ''hours'' for a commercial airplane to fly from New York to Colorado.\\
Anything flying from New York to Colorado in five minutes is literally in orbit.
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