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20th Sep '16 2:02:11 PM Premonition45
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** When Lisa is talking about guest-star [[WesternAnimation/TheCritic Jay Sherman]]:
--->'''Lisa:''' I like him! He's smart, he's sensitive, he's clearly not obsessed with his physical appearance --\\

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** In "A Star Is Burns", When Lisa is talking about guest-star [[WesternAnimation/TheCritic Jay Sherman]]:
--->'''Lisa:''' -->'''Lisa:''' I like him! He's smart, he's sensitive, he's clearly not obsessed with his physical appearance --\\



** And another when members of the LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub catch sight of Troy [=McClure=].
--->'''Louie:''' Hey, I thought you said Troy [=McClure=] was dead.\\

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** And another In "A Fish Called Selma", when members of the LegitimateBusinessmensSocialClub catch sight of Troy [=McClure=].
--->'''Louie:''' -->'''Louie:''' Hey, I thought you said Troy [=McClure=] was dead.\\



--->'''Homer:''' How'd you get wise to us?\\

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--->'''Homer:''' -->'''Homer:''' How'd you get wise to us?\\


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** In "Make Room For Lisa", at a traveling Smithsonian exhibition, Homer sits down in [[Series/AllInTheFamily Archie Bunker]]'s chair to read the Bill of Rights. When the armed guards tell him [[SkewedPriorities to get out of Archie Bunker's chair]], Homer used the Bill of Rights to shield himself against the guards, complete with the line, "I am so sick of people hiding behind the Bill of Rights!".
12th Sep '16 4:12:17 PM pinkdalek
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* The ''VideoGame/Pokemon'' Farfetch'd is a [[LetsMeetTheMeat duck carrying a leek]], a literal version of a Japanese figure of speech used to indicate something absurdly convenient.
11th Sep '16 2:36:12 PM Premonition45
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* ''Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart'': While discussing the Boston Marathon bombing in April 2013, they showed a clip of a CNN correspondent reporting during the lockdown, saying [[OpenMouthInsertFoot "It's as though a bomb had dropped"]]. After a massive {{Facepalm}}, Creator/JonStewart said:
-->'''Jon:''' That's not so much a metaphor as ''what actually happened''.
11th Sep '16 2:25:38 PM Premonition45
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* ''Film/AHardDaysNight'' has another variant:
-->'''Paul:''' He can't just walk out on us like this!\\
'''John:''' Can't he? He's done it, son!

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* ''Film/AHardDaysNight'' has another variant:
-->'''Paul:'''
''Film/AHardDaysNight'': When Music/RingoStarr decides to leave the group to have some time to himself.
-->'''[[Music/PaulMcCartney Paul]]:'''
He can't just walk out on us like this!\\
'''John:''' '''[[Music/JohnLennon John]]:''' Can't he? He's done it, son!
11th Sep '16 2:24:11 PM Premonition45
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* This happens in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''. Searching in a crypt under a library (which was an old converted church), Indiana Jones says, "Rats." Dr. Schneider asks what's wrong, and he repeats his statement, pointing out hundreds of rats moving around in the tunnel.

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* This happens in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''. Searching ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'':
** While searching
in a crypt under a library (which was an old converted church), Indiana Jones Indy says, "Rats." Dr. Schneider asks what's wrong, "Oh, rats.", and he repeats his statement, pointing out we pan to see hundreds of rats moving around in the tunnel.tunnel.
** Later, as Indy and Henry Sr. argue over traveling to Berlin to get the Grail diary or going to Iskenderun to save Marcus, they're at a literal crossroads, with the road sign shaped like a cross.
2nd Sep '16 7:42:52 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/HMPulhamEsq'': Kay and Harry are going boating. She admits that she thought a man was going to sweep her away, only for him to dump her. Then she remembers Harry's breakup with his girlfriend [[TomboyishName Marvin]] and says "I guess we're both in the same boat." Harry looks down at the actual boat that they're actually in, chuckles, and says "Yes, well, we're in the same boat."
29th Aug '16 9:34:32 AM dsneybuf
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* ''Series/TheElectricCompany'': In an animated short from the original series, an angry wife tells her husband, who's dozing in his armchair, that he "drives [her] up the wall". He wakes up, and thinking that was a request, grabs hold of her and pulls a ripcord on the chair, starting up an engine and ''driving'' the two of them ''up the wall'' of the room and back down.

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* ''Series/TheElectricCompany'': ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'': In an animated short from the original series, short, an angry wife tells her husband, who's dozing in his armchair, that he "drives [her] up the wall". He wakes up, and thinking that was a request, grabs hold of her and pulls a ripcord on the chair, starting up an engine and ''driving'' the two of them ''up the wall'' of the room and back down.
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.)
elephant.
** 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...
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