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13th Jan '17 10:04:12 PM Doug86
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* In the 1994 remake of ''Film/MiracleOn34thStreet'', the prosecution brings in a reindeer as a "witness," challenging Mr. Kringle to make it fly. Kringle admits that he can't--"he only flies on Christmas Eve!" Cue laughter.

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* In the 1994 remake of ''Film/MiracleOn34thStreet'', ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'', the prosecution brings in a reindeer as a "witness," challenging Mr. Kringle to make it fly. Kringle admits that he can't--"he only flies on Christmas Eve!" Cue laughter.
7th Jan '17 11:35:24 PM Ramidel
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* During the ReignOfTerror in France, one parrot was put on the stand to testify regarding its owners' royalist sympathies. It kept repeating "[[NotInFrontOfTheParrot Long live the King! Long live the priests! Long live the nobles!]]" in open court, and they got the guillotine.
30th Dec '16 4:38:28 PM Gosicrystal
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30th Dec '16 4:38:14 PM Gosicrystal
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* In ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney'' the target's dog will be listed as a "witness" if it sees you make the hit. This means it somehow gives police a better composite sketch...
* In a since-removed bug in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the player could get arrested by the town guards if a horse or chicken saw the deed. Even if it is your own horse. Apparently, guards appreciate testimony [[{{Pun}} straight from the horse's mouth]]. [[http://awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=012312 This was used]] in ''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie''
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* In ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney'' the target's dog will be listed as a "witness" if it sees you make the hit. This means it somehow gives police a better composite sketch...
* In a since-removed bug in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the player could get arrested by the town guards if a horse or chicken saw the deed. Even if it is your own horse. Apparently, guards appreciate testimony [[{{Pun}} straight from the horse's mouth]].
** [[http://awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=012312 This was used]] in ''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie''
30th Dec '16 4:32:13 PM Gosicrystal
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A specific CourtroomAntic. An animal is called to the stand to testify. It seems that in fictional courts, there AintNoRule.

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A specific CourtroomAntic. An animal is called to the stand to testify. It seems that in fictional courts, [[LoopholeAbuse there AintNoRule.
is no rule against that]].
31st Oct '16 5:43:07 AM jormis29
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* The bees from ''WesternAnimation//BeeMovie''. They can actually talk, but the court had apparently not stopped to confirm that beforehand. When Barry is called to make his opening statements he starts by just making buzzing sounds as a joke.

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* The bees from ''WesternAnimation//BeeMovie''.''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie''. They can actually talk, but the court had apparently not stopped to confirm that beforehand. When Barry is called to make his opening statements he starts by just making buzzing sounds as a joke.
31st Oct '16 5:42:26 AM jormis29
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* The bees from ''Film/BeeMovie''. They can actually talk, but the court had apparently not stopped to confirm that beforehand. When Barry is called to make his opening statements he starts by just making buzzing sounds as a joke.

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* The bees from ''Film/BeeMovie''.''WesternAnimation//BeeMovie''. They can actually talk, but the court had apparently not stopped to confirm that beforehand. When Barry is called to make his opening statements he starts by just making buzzing sounds as a joke.
19th Sep '16 9:30:16 PM PaulA
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* Not a criminal trial, but similar: at the end of ''[[Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality On A Pale Horse]]'', we learn that Zane's performance as Death has been found to be excellent. The testimony of Mortis, his horse, is crucial to Zane's passing the evaluation.

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* Not a criminal trial, but similar: at the end of ''[[Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality On A Pale Horse]]'', ''Literature/OnAPaleHorse'', we learn that Zane's performance as Death has been found to be excellent. The testimony of Mortis, his horse, is crucial to Zane's passing the evaluation.
19th Sep '16 6:24:03 PM Technicolourtardis
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** Cheerfully subverted but referenced in ''VideoGame/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'', in which the trope is used by name, when the Judge asks if Phoenix is going to make Ahlbi's dog testify. Phoenix hurriedly says this wasn't his intent... (this time).
8th Sep '16 3:01:16 PM dotchan
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* In the world of Literature/{{Xanth}} where MixAndMatchCritters and sentient animals are the norm rather than the exception, even its inhabitants think the justice system is going too far when Roxanne Roc is brought to trial for cursing within the "hearing" range of the Simurgh's chick. [[spoiler: As it turns out, it was a SecretTestOfCharacter over whether the people of Xanth would choose ToBeLawfulOrToBeGood. The Demon Xanth, who rules Xanth and gives it magic powers, bet "Lawful", whereas another demon bet "Good".]]

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* In the world of Literature/{{Xanth}} where MixAndMatchCritters and sentient animals are the norm rather than the exception, even its inhabitants think the justice system is going too far when Roxanne Roc is brought to trial for [[FelonyMisdemeanor cursing within the "hearing" range of the Simurgh's chick. (as yet unhatched) chick]] and she is induced to testify against herself. [[spoiler: As it turns out, it was a SecretTestOfCharacter over whether the people of Xanth would choose ToBeLawfulOrToBeGood.ToBeLawfulOrGood. The Demon Xanth, who rules Xanth and gives it magic powers, bet "Lawful", whereas another demon bet "Good".]]
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