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2nd May '16 4:55:44 AM aye_amber
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* {{Radiohead}} has a lot of repeated phrases that can be interpreted this way.

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* {{Radiohead}} Music/{{Radiohead}} has a lot of repeated phrases that can be interpreted this way.
27th Apr '16 1:26:47 PM WriterGirl2015
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** When Kaneki is getting tortured by Yamori by having his toes and fingers clipped off repeatedly and being left to grow back (because Kaneki's a ghoul) before Yamori clipped them off again. Kaneki stated "My fingers and toes regrew as if they were nails and hair over and over and over and over and over..."
26th Apr '16 10:25:23 PM wolftickets1969
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero when Twilight goes insane over not finding a friendship problem to write to Celestia about]]: "Clock is ticking, Twilight. Clock is ticking".
26th Apr '16 12:46:10 PM wolftickets1969
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* ''Series/WorldsDumbest'': [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjVkmU0kC8I "FALSE ARREST!! FALSE ARREST!! FALSE ARREST!! FALSE ARREST!! FALSE ARREST!! FALSE ARREST!! FALSE ARREST!! FALSE ARREST!!"]]
24th Apr '16 1:32:25 AM aye_amber
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* [[{{Wire}} "In between of where only edges can be seen from the spaces in between..."]]
* NeutralMilkHotel indulges in this trope fairly often, often to [[TearJerker very]] [[MindScrew different effects]]. A few examples:

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* [[{{Wire}} "In "[[Music/{{Wire}} In between of where only edges can be seen from the spaces in between..."]]
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* NeutralMilkHotel Music/NeutralMilkHotel indulges in this trope fairly often, often to [[TearJerker very]] [[MindScrew different effects]]. effects.]] A few examples:
12th Apr '16 9:26:53 PM wolftickets1969
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' has a terminal entry by a raider named [[MeaningfulName Bedlam]] in the [[DugTooDeep Dunwich Borers mine]] saying "I am safe in the light. I am safe in the light. I am safe in the light. I am safe in the light..."
6th Apr '16 4:38:10 PM Knowall
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* ''Anime/DigimonTamers'': Jeri Kato's [[spoiler:[[BreaktheCutie descent into trauma and suffering]] at the hands of both Beelzemon and the D-Reaper]] earn one in the form of a mixture between her own misunderstanding of her mother's death when she was young and her final captor's mental manipulation: "''We can't run away from destiny... Destiny... Destiny... Destiny...''"
27th Mar '16 8:26:09 PM DrFraud
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* In ''Soul Sunder'' Arya, on realizing that she and her brother Alex are outside of their village and its anti-monster protection after falling off a cliff, starts repeating "I don't want to die!"
22nd Mar '16 2:53:12 PM MetalAiAi
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** "Once I met this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy, who knew this guy's ''cousin''..."
21st Mar '16 10:26:18 AM XFllo
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** [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Try catching a plane sometime... Come clean-up time, the flight attendants walk down the aisles in pairs, wearing blue gloves]].



** Certainly puts that PaulSimon song in a new perspective.



* ''Badger'': "Tear the roof off the sucker! Tear the roof off the sucker!" is the mantra of Clarence Cornice, a six-foot six architect whose short partner Frank Lloyd Wrong insisted on building houses with a six foot ceiling until Cornice became homicidally deranged.

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* ''Badger'': ''Badger'':
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"Tear the roof off the sucker! Tear the roof off the sucker!" is the mantra of Clarence Cornice, a six-foot six architect whose short partner Frank Lloyd Wrong insisted on building houses with a six foot ceiling until Cornice became homicidally deranged.



* In Season 7 of ''Series/{{CSI}}: Crime Scene Investigation'', when [[spoiler:the "Miniature Killer" is finally brought in for questioning, she begins rocking back and forth, reciting "I Have a Pain in My Sawdust"]]
** Earlier Nick Stokes's stalker Nigel Crane from the aptly titled episode "Stalker" is reduced to repeating "I am one, who am I? I am one, who am I?" after being caught.

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* In Season 7 of ''Series/{{CSI}}: Crime Scene Investigation'', Investigation'':
** In Season 7
when [[spoiler:the the "Miniature Killer" is finally brought in for questioning, she begins rocking back and forth, reciting the following: "I Have a Pain in My Sawdust"]]
Sawdust."
** Earlier Nick Stokes's stalker Nigel Crane from the aptly titled episode "Stalker" is reduced to repeating "I am one, who am I? I am one, who am I?" after being caught.



* One interesting episode of ''Series/CriminalMinds'' had the star played by Frankie Muniz (of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' fame), whose Madness Mantra [[spoiler:was his now-deceased girlfriend's voicemail message, which included "I'm out living my life. Leave a message!" At the end of the episode he's in a padded room with his cell phone just listening to that over and over again, as it was all he had left of her.]]
** Er, not quite. [[spoiler: He was still calling her, because he had once again forgotten she had died. Throughout the episode he was trying to get a hold of her, even though he was with her when she was murdered. The FBI reminding him of that didn't change the fact that he was still suffering a psychotic break.]]

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* One interesting episode of ''Series/CriminalMinds'' had the star played by Frankie Muniz (of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' fame), whose Madness Mantra [[spoiler:was was his now-deceased girlfriend's voicemail message, which included "I'm out living my life. Leave a message!" At the end of the episode he's in a padded room with his cell phone just listening to that over and over again, as it was all he had left of her.]]
** Er, not quite. [[spoiler:
He was still calling her, because he had once again forgotten she had died. Throughout the episode he was trying to get a hold of her, even though he was with her when she was murdered. The FBI reminding him of that didn't change the fact that he was still suffering a psychotic break.]] At the end of the episode he's in a padded room with his cell phone just listening to that over and over again, as it was all he had left of her.



** [[spoiler:"I did my duty for Queen and country."]] Though somewhat inverted because [[spoiler:Yvonne Hartman's HeroicBSOD actually helped her retain some of her personality and she ended up killing a patrol of fellow Cybermen.]]

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** [[spoiler:"I "I did my duty for Queen and country."]] Though somewhat inverted " Not played completely straight because [[spoiler:Yvonne Yvonne Hartman's HeroicBSOD actually helped her retain some of her personality and she ended up killing a patrol of fellow Cybermen.]]



** It's faintly implied in some episodes that the Daleks' {{Catchphrase}} of "EXTERMINATE!" is this.

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** It's faintly implied in some episodes that the Daleks' {{Catchphrase}} of "EXTERMINATE!" is this.their Madness Mantra.



** "...bleedin' Watney's Red Barrel..."

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%% ** "...bleedin' Watney's Red Barrel..."



* [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Mad King]] from ''Series/GameOfThrones'' died chanting [[KillItWithFire 'burn them all.']] The man who killed him said he had been mumbling it for hours.
** In fact, he apparent continued a couple times more as he was dying.
** In a moment of DramaticIrony, Joffrey shrieks a similar "KILL THEM ALL!".

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Mad King]] from ''Series/GameOfThrones'' died chanting [[KillItWithFire 'burn them all.']] The man who killed him said he had been mumbling it for hours.
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hours. In fact, he apparent apparently continued a couple times more as he was dying.
** In a moment of DramaticIrony, RoyalBrat Joffrey shrieks a similar "KILL THEM ALL!".



-->'''Varys:''' (sigh) I'm not sure how many new ways I can find of saying this...

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-->'''Varys:''' --->'''Varys:''' (sigh) I'm not sure how many new ways I can find of saying this...



* From the Mad Hatter, naturally, in ''Series/OnceUponATime'', who kept saying "Get it to work! Get it to work!" as he's making thousands of hats in Wonderland in a hopeless effort to [[spoiler: try to get back home to his daughter and thus revealing how he got his name and how he ended up a permanent character in Wonderland.]]

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* From the Mad Hatter, naturally, Hatter in ''Series/OnceUponATime'', who kept saying "Get it to work! Get it to work!" as he's making thousands of hats in Wonderland in a hopeless effort to [[spoiler: try to get back home to his daughter and thus revealing how he got his name and how he ended up a permanent character in Wonderland.]]
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