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23rd Jun '18 2:56:58 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'', Bruno's friends [[http://kevinandkell.com/2003/kk0217.html discovered he was trans-diet]] when they found him [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything in a closet]]. Eating hay.

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* In ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'', * ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'':
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Bruno's friends [[http://kevinandkell.com/2003/kk0217.html discovered he was trans-diet]] when they found him [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything in a closet]]. Eating hay.


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** In the strip's take on the Cambridge Analytica scandal, instead of (allegedly) using Facebook data to manipulate voters, "Carnage Analytica" manipulates "Snoutbook" users to make them easier for predators to catch. The user really ''is'' the product.
23rd May '18 4:09:32 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': One of the prophecies that has Wolfram & Hart so worked up regarding a pregnant vampire states that on the foretold night, there will be no birth, only death. They do relax somewhat at that, concluding that the offspring will either be miscarried or stillborn or killed before it can be born. It turns out that this is actually a literal statement: The vampire is undead, her body isn't designed to give birth and magic protecting the baby from harm means a C-section cannot be performed either. Her solution is to stake herself. Her body disintegrates into dust, leaving the (very alive) baby lying on the ground where her body used to be.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': One of the prophecies that has Wolfram & Hart so worked up regarding a pregnant vampire states that on the foretold night, there will be no birth, only death. They do relax somewhat at that, concluding that the offspring will either be miscarried or stillborn or killed before it can be born. It turns out that this is actually a literal statement: The vampire is undead, her body isn't designed to give birth and magic protecting the baby from harm means a C-section cannot be performed either. Her solution is to stake herself. Her body disintegrates into dust, leaving the (very alive) baby lying on the ground where her body used to be. One of the lawyers immediately recognizes the similarity to a certain [[NoManOfWomanBorn other prophesy]]...
8th May '18 10:05:34 AM WhosAsking
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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife "The Doctor's Wife"]], the Doctor tells one of the two inhabitants of an asteroid in a bubble planet that he has the eyes of a twenty-year old. The man accepts the compliment before the Doctor clarifies that [[spoiler:he's just worked out that these two people are made from recycled bits of people who were lured here and killed, resulting in parts of their bodies being older or younger than other parts]].

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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E4TheDoctorsWife "The Doctor's Wife"]], the Doctor tells one of the two inhabitants of an asteroid in a bubble planet that he has the eyes of a twenty-year old. The man accepts the compliment before the Doctor clarifies that [[spoiler:he's just worked out that these two people are made from recycled bits of people who were lured here and killed, resulting in parts of their bodies being older or younger than other parts]].parts. He then hits the trope again roundabout by asking about their ability to dance...due to one of them literally having two left feet]].
27th Apr '18 7:23:40 AM Malady
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* The ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode "Who Bopped Bugs Bunny?", Bugs goes missing in Paris, and Buster and his friends vow to find him.
-->'''Buster:''' We're not leaving Paris until we find Bugs! ''[beat]'' He has our roundtrip tickets.
26th Apr '18 6:42:05 PM lalaTKG
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* The cigarette Brand Silk Cut stopped formally doing advertisements in 2002. Their final promotional image was of an opera singer with a ripped seam (referencing their campaign motif of cut or ripped silk),a handy VisualPun telling the viewers that their campaign is over (because the fat lady sung).
12th Apr '18 3:51:31 PM StFan
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** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0804.html "Where Her Loyalties Lie"]]: Saying "Go to Hell" to an Infernal being just doesn't have the same weight...
--->'''Sabine:''' Go to Hell, imp.\\
'''Qarr:''' Was just headed there now. I'll give your love to the Directors.
8th Apr '18 6:43:47 PM Twiddler
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The "everything but the kitchen sink" metaphor is so common, [[KitchenSinkIncluded it has it's own trope]].

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The "everything but the kitchen sink" metaphor is so common, [[KitchenSinkIncluded it has it's its own trope]].
28th Mar '18 12:50:40 PM PaladinOne
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* ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'': In both RealLife and the film, the carbon dioxide levels aboard the Lunar Module rose than anticipated, because the LM's air filters weren't designed for such high levels (the LM was meant to support two of the three crew members, since the third would stay in orbit in the Command Module). The Command Module's units ''were'' up to the task (after all, it was the crew's main living space), but the CM was deactivated and its air filters were not compatible with the LM's ports- because the CM's units were square and the LM's were round. Flight Director Gene Kranz promptly {{Facepalm}}s and lampshades it ([[CrowningMomentOfAwesome they manage it]]).

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* ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}'': In both RealLife and the film, the carbon dioxide levels aboard the Lunar Module rose faster than anticipated, because the LM's air filters weren't designed for such high levels (the LM was meant to support two of the all three crew members, since members at once. (The LM was only designed to support the two crew who would land on the moon, while the third would stay have stayed in orbit in the Command Module). Module.) The Command Module's units filters ''were'' up to the task (after all, it was the crew's main living space), but the CM was deactivated and its air filters were not compatible with the LM's ports- because the CM's units were square and the LM's were round. Flight Director Gene Kranz promptly {{Facepalm}}s and lampshades it ([[CrowningMomentOfAwesome they manage it]]).
24th Mar '18 8:50:55 AM tropower
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The "everything but the kitchen sink" metaphor is so common, [[KitchenSinkIncluded it has it's own trope]].



* In a Butterfinger commercial featuring Advertising/TheSimpsons, Bart is playing baseball, and Otto, who's sitting in the stands, tries to encourage Bart to "hit a homer, dude!". Bart then proceeds to hit the ball, which then "hits Homer" (i.e., the ball hits his father Homer who's also sitting in the stands).



-->'''Fozzie''': ''(as he and Kermit pass a literal [[VisualPun fork in the road]])'': Ker-MIT!
-->'''Kermit''': I don't believe it.



* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' During an argument between Scrooge and Donald in the first episode.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' During In ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales1987'', when we first meet Fenton Crackshell, he's a literal "bean counter", as in, he actually works in a bean factory counting beans that get put in jars.
** This happens in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'', during
an argument between Scrooge and Donald in the first episode.



** During the second half of the premiere, Donald [[MyBelovedSmother has to let go and trust his nephew, Dewey]]. Except in this case, he ''literally'' has to let go of [[spoiler: the holes in the wall he's plugging so that the room can fill with water, trusting that Dewey's right about a gem on the "ceiling" being the power source]].

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** *** During the second half of the premiere, Donald [[MyBelovedSmother has to let go and trust his nephew, Dewey]]. Except in this case, he ''literally'' has to let go of [[spoiler: the holes in the wall he's plugging so that the room can fill with water, trusting that Dewey's right about a gem on the "ceiling" being the power source]].



** An inversion of the metaphor; Ren and Stimpy's attempts to become lumberjacks is foiled when they can't find any trees because of the giant forest in the way.

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** An inversion of the metaphor; Ren and Stimpy's attempts to become lumberjacks is foiled when they can't find any trees [[CompletelyMissingThePoint because of the giant forest in the way.way]].
22nd Mar '18 7:35:47 AM SteveMB
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': In the episode "Legacy", Oliver Queen has been captured to be used as bait to trap the Green Arrow, by someone unaware that Oliver Queen and the Arrow are one and the same. Oliver, tied to a chair, tells his kidnapper that the Arrow isn't coming, saying "I have it on pretty good authority that he's tied up right now."

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': In the episode "Legacy", Oliver Queen has been captured to be used as bait to trap the Green Arrow, by someone [[BruceWayneHeldHostage unaware that Oliver Queen and the Arrow are one and the same.same]]. Oliver, tied to a chair, tells his kidnapper that the Arrow isn't coming, saying "I have it on pretty good authority that he's tied up right now."
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