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11th Feb '16 10:48:07 AM mrincodi
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*** [[DontExplainTheJoke For those who don't get the joke]], [[[[spoiler:the Columbia Record Club was notorious for being impossible to leave. The joke is that it's much easier to walk away from a wife, two kids, and a mortgage than that.]]
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*** [[DontExplainTheJoke For those who don't get the joke]], [[[[spoiler:the [[spoiler:the Columbia Record Club was notorious for being impossible to leave. The joke is that it's much easier to walk away from a wife, two kids, and a mortgage than that.]]
11th Feb '16 10:47:43 AM mrincodi
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*** For those who don't get the joke, the Columbia Record Club was notorious for being impossible to leave. The joke is that it's much easier to walk away from a wife, two kids, and a mortgage then that.
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*** [[DontExplainTheJoke For those who don't get the joke, the joke]], [[[[spoiler:the Columbia Record Club was notorious for being impossible to leave. The joke is that it's much easier to walk away from a wife, two kids, and a mortgage then than that.]]
23rd Nov '15 11:09:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''SoIMarriedAnAxeMurderer'', this is something of a recurring gag for the main character, and it even foreshadows things that are to come later in the movie. * EddieMurphy's character in ''Boomerang'' spends most of his relationships doing this to women due to an unconscious fear of commitment. He waits until after they've had sex, then breaks up with women because they don't have tiny feet and other such jackassery. Then he finally meets a woman he can't find fault in and falls in love. And she leaves him. * One could argue Rob's character did this -- rather abruptly -- to one of his teenage girlfriends in ''HighFidelity'', dumping her on her doorstep with the line "What's the point -- it never ''goes'' anywhere", after being firmly denied any boob action for several weeks. * Inverted in ''LoveActually'', wherein everyone goes on about how fat the girl who makes the tea for the Prime Minister is ([[HollywoodPudgy she isn't]]) and how she has 'huge thighs' -- except for the Prime Minister himself, who can't see what they're going on about at all.
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* In ''SoIMarriedAnAxeMurderer'', ''Film/SoIMarriedAnAxeMurderer'', this is something of a recurring gag for the main character, and it even foreshadows things that are to come later in the movie. * EddieMurphy's Creator/EddieMurphy's character in ''Boomerang'' ''Film/{{Boomerang}}'' spends most of his relationships doing this to women due to an unconscious fear of commitment. He waits until after they've had sex, then breaks up with women because they don't have tiny feet and other such jackassery. Then he finally meets a woman he can't find fault in and falls in love. And she leaves him. * One could argue Rob's character did this -- rather abruptly -- to one of his teenage girlfriends in ''HighFidelity'', ''Film/HighFidelity'', dumping her on her doorstep with the line "What's the point -- it never ''goes'' anywhere", after being firmly denied any boob action for several weeks. * Inverted in ''LoveActually'', ''Film/LoveActually'', wherein everyone goes on about how fat the girl who makes the tea for the Prime Minister is ([[HollywoodPudgy she isn't]]) and how she has 'huge thighs' -- except for the Prime Minister himself, who can't see what they're going on about at all.

* Mentioned briefly in ''WhatAboutBob''. Bob claims that he left his wife because she liked Neil Diamond; his psychiatrist sees through this and points out that the relationship probably ended for another reason:
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* Mentioned briefly in ''WhatAboutBob''.''Film/WhatAboutBob''. Bob claims that he left his wife because she liked Neil Diamond; his psychiatrist sees through this and points out that the relationship probably ended for another reason:
18th Nov '15 1:56:27 AM Twiddler
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* In an episode of ''TheWeekenders'', Carver's new secret admirer is minor recurring character Nona, who is significantly taller than all her peers. This eats Carver up at first, but he eventually gets over it... only for Nona to suddenly realize that Carver's head looks like a pineapple, get weirded out by it (she had a fear of pineapples), and nervously back away.
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* In an episode of ''TheWeekenders'', ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'', Carver's new secret admirer is minor recurring character Nona, who is significantly taller than all her peers. This eats Carver up at first, but he eventually gets over it... only for Nona to suddenly realize that Carver's head looks like a pineapple, get weirded out by it (she had a fear of pineapples), and nervously back away.
5th Oct '15 4:20:13 AM Hailfire25
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* In an episode of ''Belle'' had it to where the main character was dating a nice guy who was wealthy and successful but then found out he was an Atheist (without showing the usual HollywoodAtheist quirks) and dumbed him. The episode summary even referred to this as a flaw. As you can guess [[http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2013/02/25/on-black-sitcom-atheist-character-is-undateable/ Atheists were not amused]].
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* In an episode of ''Belle'' had it to where the main character was dating a nice guy who was wealthy and successful but then found out he was an Atheist (without showing the usual HollywoodAtheist quirks) quirks and dumbed him.even enjoyed going to Church with her as he enjoyed the music) and dumped him. However the episode even acts as if this was a big deal, even flat out stating he is worse than a killer and a drug dealer because "they can be saved and he can't" and that dumping him was the right decision. The episode summary even referred to this as a flaw. As you can guess [[http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2013/02/25/on-black-sitcom-atheist-character-is-undateable/ Atheists were not amused]].
22nd Sep '15 9:55:39 PM Hailfire25
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* In an episode of ''Belle'' had it to where the main character was dating a nice guy who was wealthy and successful but then found out he was an Atheist (without showing the usual HollywoodAtheist quirks) and dumbed him. The episode summary even referred to this as a flaw. As you can guess [[http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2013/02/25/on-black-sitcom-atheist-character-is-undateable/ Atheists were not amused]].
19th Sep '15 4:13:03 PM eroock
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Then one day I found out she actually owned a copy of ''Film/JoeDirt'' on DVD."''
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Then one day I found out she actually owned a copy of ''Film/JoeDirt'' Film/JoeDirt on DVD."''
19th Sep '15 4:12:40 PM eroock
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->''I thought after all these years of searching around\\
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->''I ->''"I thought after all these years of searching around\\

Then one day I found out she [[FauxHorrific actually owned a copy]] of ''JoeDirt'' on DVD.'' -->-- ''Music/WeirdAlYankovic'', ''"Close, but No Cigar"''
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Then one day I found out she [[FauxHorrific actually owned a copy]] copy of ''JoeDirt'' ''Film/JoeDirt'' on DVD.'' "'' -->-- ''Music/WeirdAlYankovic'', ''"Close, "Close, but No Cigar"'' Cigar"
16th Sep '15 12:58:30 PM RippenFan33
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* In one episode of That70sShow, Eric & Hyde compete over the affections of a girl. Hyde ultimately wins, but dumps her because she likes the Little River Band (and Eric is disgusted by that as well).
12th Sep '15 9:07:56 AM ironballs16
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* In a (possibly apocryphal) example that's OlderThanFeudalism, Plutarch tells of a Roman who was divorcing his wife over his friend's objections. Holding out his shoe, he pointed out that, while it was new and well-made, "none of you can tell where it pinches me."
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