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* ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'' had an episode where the little dog was looking for his bone - all the while, it was on top of his head.



* ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'' had an episode where the little dog was looking for his bone - all the while, it was on top of his head.
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* In ''{{Literature/Poison}}'', the titular character goes out looking for her baby sister, who was kidnapped by fairies. On her way to the realm the fairies inhabit, she [[spoiler: passes a girl somewhere around her own age, but doesn't stop to talk to her.]] If she had, she would have quickly learned that [[spoiler:the girl was her sister, aged up and returned by the fairies.]] This may in fact be a subversion, because the quest for her sister was only a very small part of what Poison was supposed to be doing, she just didn't know it yet.

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* In ''{{Literature/Poison}}'', Ellis Peters has two people, who had never seen each other but are primary-importance characters, do this in one of the titular character goes out looking for her baby sister, who was kidnapped by fairies. On her way Literature/BrotherCadfael mysteries, to the realm point where one holds the fairies inhabit, she [[spoiler: passes a girl somewhere around her own age, but doesn't stop to talk to her.]] If she had, she would have quickly learned that [[spoiler:the girl was her sister, aged up and returned by other's stirrup ''not realizing who the fairies.]] This may in fact be a subversion, because other is''.
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the quest for her sister was only a very small part Doctor-Lite ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''Sanctuary'' the backstory of what Poison was supposed to be doing, she the immortal BigBad mostly consists of arriving at historically significant locations just didn't know it yet.as a mysterious blue box is dematerialising.



* In ''Literature/LesMiserables'' Thenardier and Patron-Minette are about to kill Jean Valjean, only to be stopped by InspectorJavert. Javert does not immediately recognize Valjean, allowing him to sneak out the window while Javert is focused on Thenardier. It's implied Javert never realized the old man's true identity.
* In ''{{Literature/Poison}}'', the titular character goes out looking for her baby sister, who was kidnapped by fairies. On her way to the realm the fairies inhabit, she [[spoiler: passes a girl somewhere around her own age, but doesn't stop to talk to her.]] If she had, she would have quickly learned that [[spoiler:the girl was her sister, aged up and returned by the fairies.]] This may in fact be a subversion, because the quest for her sister was only a very small part of what Poison was supposed to be doing, she just didn't know it yet.



* Ellis Peters has two people, who had never seen each other but are primary-importance characters, do this in one of the Literature/BrotherCadfael mysteries, to the point where one holds the other's stirrup ''not realizing who the other is''.
* In the Doctor-Lite ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''Sanctuary'' the backstory of the immortal BigBad mostly consists of arriving at historically significant locations just as a mysterious blue box is dematerialising.
* In ''Literature/LesMiserables'' Thenardier and Patron-Minette are about to kill Jean Valjean, only to be stopped by InspectorJavert. Javert does not immediately recognize Valjean, allowing him to sneak out the window while Javert is focused on Thenardier. It's implied Javert never realized the old man's true identity.



* ''Series/ILoveLucy'': In "Lucy Misses The Mertzes", the Ricardos and Mertzes walk in and out of the Westport, Connecticut train station, just barely missing one another time and again.
* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': Miss Brooks keeps missing Mr. Boynton in "Mr. Boynton's Return". She finally catches him at the airport as he's about to leave town to visit his parents. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Mr. Boynton decides to skip his flight, and spend the weekend in town so he can spend time with Miss Brooks.]]
* In what is probably the longest running example, ''Series/SesameStreet'' spent over a decade (from 1971 to 1985) exhausting pretty much every conceivable variation of this trope with regards to [[NotSoImaginaryFriend popular character Snuffleupagus]]. He was perceived by the vast majority of the adult cast as a figment of Big Bird's imagination until extreme steps were taken to forcibly prevent him from once again fulfilling this trope by leaving the room just as the gathered adults were supposed to meet him. Behind the scenes, the evident reason for his final unveiling to the adult cast was due to fears about young viewers learning the wrong lesson about attempting to tell the truth.
** In the special ''Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art'', the adults keep barely missing Big Bird at the beginning when they are trying to find him before the museum closes. And then there's the various scenes where the night guard bareley misses Big Bird, Snuffy, and the Prince....
* The Polkaroo, from ''Series/ThePolkaDotDoor'', is another kid-show example. Justified in that the character was played by one of the show's two hosts, so naturally only the other host could interact with him.

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* ''Series/ILoveLucy'': In "Lucy Misses The Mertzes", Happens a lot in ''Series/BassieEnAdriaan'', where the Ricardos and Mertzes walk in and out of the Westport, Connecticut train station, villains would often just barely miss the duo.
* In ''Series/BreakingBad'', Hank's search for Walt in "Grilled" leads him to Tuco's compound. He pulls in just as Walt and Jesse (who have spotted his car from a distance and think it's Tuco's cousins coming to kill them) hide near the back of the compound. After Hank kills Tuco in the ensuing gunfight, he fails to notice Walt and Jesse fleeing on foot while he advances on Tuco's body.
** It happens again in "Sunset" when Jesse accidentally leads Hank right to the RV while Walt is still inside it. Walt struggles to force the door shut even as Hank tries to pry it open. Walt is saved from being discovered due to the timely intervention of Junkyard Joe arriving to get into a squabble with Hank over whether the RV is a domicile or a moving vehicle, and Walt then having Saul's secretary call Hank to tell him that Marie has gotten into a car accident.
* Doña Florinda once asked ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' to find Quico for her and Doña Clotilde asked Quico to find El Chavo. The two boys kept
missing each other until they gave up searching.
* An episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}'' had two identical twins who were SeparatedAtBirth killed in what appear to be separate incidents (robbery gone bad and suicide). They'd been living within a few blocks and using the same laundrette without meeting each other and various acquaintances had mistaken them for
one another time but they'd never met. [[spoiler: The husband of one twin murdered the other by accident (staging it to look like a robbery) and again.
* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': Miss Brooks keeps missing Mr. Boynton in "Mr. Boynton's Return". She finally catches him at
had to kill her and make it look like suicide.]] Tragically [[spoiler: had they lived just a week longer, one would have been teaching a night class the airport as he's about to leave town to visit his parents. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Mr. Boynton decides to skip his flight, and spend the weekend in town so he can spend time with Miss Brooks.other was attending, most likely bringing them together at last.]]
* In what is probably the longest running example, ''Series/SesameStreet'' spent over a decade (from 1971 to 1985) exhausting pretty much every conceivable variation An episode of ''Series/DharmaAndGreg'' had this trope with regards to [[NotSoImaginaryFriend popular character Snuffleupagus]]. He was perceived by in prequel form: the vast majority of the adult cast as a figment of Big Bird's imagination until extreme steps were taken to forcibly prevent him from once again fulfilling this trope by leaving the room just as the gathered adults were supposed to meet him. Behind the scenes, the evident reason for his final unveiling titular couple flash back to the adult cast was due to fears about young viewers learning the wrong lesson about attempting to tell the truth.
** In the special ''Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art'', the adults keep barely missing Big Bird at the beginning when they are trying to find him
days before their first meeting. The audience knows exactly when they'll meet again (on the museum closes. And then there's subway in the various scenes where the night guard bareley misses Big Bird, Snuffy, and the Prince....
* The Polkaroo, from ''Series/ThePolkaDotDoor'', is another kid-show example. Justified in that the character was played by one of the show's two hosts, so naturally only the other host could interact with him.
first episode) but several times they almost, but not quite, run into each other.



** "Partners in Crime" has Donna and the Doctor both sneak into the same office building ''twice'', crash a product presentation, and creatively acquire a list of customers from two office workers with cubicles literally five feet away--and who print out the lists on the same networked printer -- without ever seeing each other. This continues almost all the way to the climax of the episode. Other instances include Donna parking her car and walking away, and mere moments later the TARDIS appears right behind the car; running down intersecting streets and stopping just short of the actual intersection; and so forth. Donna even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the trope by listing off a number of bizarre events that she investigated, believing the Doctor to have been involved, but dismisses the one where the ''Titanic'' almost crashed into Buckingham Palace... which was the only one that the Doctor was ''actually present for''.
** In "The Romans", Barbara is sold as a slave and ends up working in Nero's palace. At the same time, the Doctor and Vicki are guests at the palace. Through the middle two episodes of the serial, they repeatedly just miss seeing Barbara (though Vicki does unwittingly save her life).
** A rare dramatic example in "Girl in the Fireplace". The Doctor meets the Madame de Pompadour at various points of her life. Eventually, he tells her he will come back and take her travelling with him, and she eagerly awaits. However, when he does come back, she has just died and her body is being taken from her mansion. The Doctor's sadness and the letter she leaves him make this episode a real TearJerker.

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** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E4TheRomans "The Romans"]], Barbara is sold as a slave and ends up working in Nero's palace. At the same time, the Doctor and Vicki are guests at the palace. Through the middle two episodes of the serial, they repeatedly just miss seeing Barbara (though Vicki does unwittingly save her life).
** A rare dramatic example in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E4TheGirlInTheFireplace "The Girl in the Fireplace"]]. The Doctor meets Madame de Pompadour at various points of her life. Eventually, he tells her he will come back and take her travelling with him, and she eagerly awaits. However, when he does come back, she has just died and her body is being taken from her mansion. The Doctor's sadness and the letter she leaves him make this episode a real TearJerker.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E1PartnersInCrime
"Partners in Crime" Crime"]] has Donna and the Doctor both sneak into the same office building ''twice'', crash a product presentation, and creatively acquire a list of customers from two office workers with cubicles literally five feet away--and three metres away -- and who print out the lists on the same networked printer -- without ever seeing each other. This continues almost all the way to the climax of the episode. Other instances include Donna parking her car and walking away, and mere moments later the TARDIS appears right behind the car; running down intersecting streets and stopping just short of the actual intersection; and so forth. Donna even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the trope by listing off a number of bizarre events that she investigated, believing the Doctor to have been involved, but dismisses the one where the ''Titanic'' almost crashed into Buckingham Palace... which was the only one that the Doctor was ''actually present for''.
* In ''Series/TheFlash1990'', Officer Murphy doesn't believe the Flash is real because he never arrives in time to witness him in action.
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'''s third season finale, "You Can Go Home Again", is a flashback to events before the pilot episode. Frasier and Niles are in Café Nervosa. Niles leans over to the next table to grab some napkins -- and as he does so, his future love interest (and as yet unknown) Daphne leans over to his table to ask Frasier if he has finished with the sugar.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** In Seasons 3 and 4, Bran Stark and his companions come close to Bran's brother, Jon Snow, several times, but circumstances stop them from getting his attention.
** In "The Romans", Barbara is sold as a slave Wars to Come", Brienne falls into despair and ends gives up working in Nero's palace. At the same time, the Doctor on her quest to find Catelyn's daughters, Arya and Vicki are guests at the palace. Sansa Stark, and get them to safety. About a hundred yards away, a carriage bearing Sansa drives by.
**
Through the middle two episodes course of Season 5, Brienne vows to come to Sansa's rescue if she lights a candle in the high tower. She stays there waiting for several days. And Sansa manages to light the candle ''right as'' Brienne has turned her back to find and kill Stannis.
** Finally averted in Season 6. After five seasons
of the serial, they repeatedly just miss seeing Barbara (though Vicki does unwittingly save her life).
** A rare dramatic example in "Girl in
Stark children trying to reach Castle Black, [[spoiler: two of the Fireplace". The Doctor meets the Madame de Pompadour at various points of her life. Eventually, he tells her he will come back Stark children finally reunite when Sansa finally arrives and take her travelling is reunited with him, and she eagerly awaits. However, when he does come back, she has just died and her body brother, Jon Snow]].
* In ''Series/{{Ghostwriter}}'': ''Lost in Brooklyn'', Safira
is being taken from trying to find her mansion. The Doctor's sadness and the letter long-lost brother Malenga. In Part Three, she leaves him make this episode a real TearJerker.message for him. He shows up and finds the message...while she's still walking away. If he had just walked a few steps forward (instead of stopping to read the message), he would have seen her.



* In ''Series/{{Ghostwriter}}'': ''Lost in Brooklyn'', Safira is trying to find her long-lost brother Malenga. In Part Three, she leaves a message for him. He shows up and finds the message...while she's still walking away. If he had just walked a few steps forward (instead of stopping to read the message), he would have seen her.
* One episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' had Turk and Carla chasing each other around the hospital, attempting to meet for a pre-arranged kiss.
** Another episode had Turk and JD chasing each other around the hospital, attempting to meet for a hug after Turk got back from his honeymoon. They each ended up in separate rooms, just next to each other. Then, somehow, JD ended up in the same room, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny one floor up]].
* An episode of ''Series/DharmaAndGreg'' had this in prequel form: the titular couple flash back to the days before their first meeting. The audience knows exactly when they'll meet again (on the subway in the first episode) but several times they almost, but not quite, run into each other.
* In the ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episode "The Movie" most of the episode involves Jerry, George, Kramer and Elaine searching vainly for each other so they can meet to see a movie, and constantly missing each other by a few seconds. In the end, no one gets to see the full movie that they wanted to see.
* When Foggy of ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'' returned from several seasons of being absent, he spent a whole episode doing this with Clegg and Compo.
* In the Series 2 finale of ''Series/{{Skins}}'', Sid and Cassie just miss each other while he's searching for her in New York City when the screen goes black and the series ends for that generation of characters.



* On the ''Series/StargateUniverse'' episode "Lost", the abandoned characters locate and dial ''Destiny'' just moments before it leaves, and then we see its gate open... only for Rush's search party to come back empty-handed, blocking their gate from connecting. Then they dial again, but the ship leaves just before it opens, stranding them.
* In the early going of the original version of ''Series/{{Survivors}}'', Jenny at least twice just misses meeting up with Abby before they finally get together. Then in the third season the show became somewhat infamous for this trope, with Jenny and Greg repeatedly engaging in it over the course of the entire season. [[spoiler: They never do reunite, and Greg dies of smallpox.]]
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'''s third season finale, "You Can Go Home Again", is a flashback to events before the pilot episode. Frasier and Niles are in Cafe Nervosa. Niles leans over to the next table to grab some napkins -- and as he does so, his future love interest (and as yet unknown) Daphne leans over to his table to ask Frasier if he has finished with the sugar.

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* On ''Series/ILoveLucy'': In "Lucy Misses The Mertzes", the ''Series/StargateUniverse'' episode "Lost", the abandoned characters locate Ricardos and dial ''Destiny'' just moments before it leaves, Mertzes walk in and then we see its gate open... only for Rush's search party to come back empty-handed, blocking their gate from connecting. Then they dial again, but the ship leaves just before it opens, stranding them.
* In the early going
out of the original version of ''Series/{{Survivors}}'', Jenny at least twice Westport, Connecticut train station, just misses meeting up with Abby before they finally get together. Then in the third season the show became somewhat infamous for this trope, with Jenny barely missing one another time and Greg repeatedly engaging in it over the course of the entire season. [[spoiler: They never do reunite, and Greg dies of smallpox.]]
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'''s third season finale, "You Can Go Home Again", is a flashback to events before the pilot episode. Frasier and Niles are in Cafe Nervosa. Niles leans over to the next table to grab some napkins -- and as he does so, his future love interest (and as yet unknown) Daphne leans over to his table to ask Frasier if he has finished with the sugar.
again.



* An episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}'' had two identical twins who were SeparatedAtBirth killed in what appear to be separate incidents (robbery gone bad and suicide). They'd been living within a few blocks and using the same laundrette without meeting each other and various acquaintances had mistaken them for one another but they'd never met. [[spoiler: The husband of one twin murdered the other by accident (staging it to look like a robbery) and had to kill her and make it look like suicide.]] Tragically [[spoiler: had they lived just a week longer, one would have been teaching a night class the other was attending, most likely bringing them together at last.]]
* ''Series/MadAboutYou'' ended its third season with a two-parter about an alternate world in which Paul and Jamie never met, because the location of their canonical MeetCute burnt down. The trope is played straight for almost the two full episodes, and only averted in the final scene
* Happens a lot in ''Series/BassieEnAdriaan'', where the villains would often just barely miss the duo.

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* An When Foggy of ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'' returned from several seasons of being absent, he spent a whole episode of ''Series/{{CSI}}'' had two identical twins who were SeparatedAtBirth killed in what appear to be separate incidents (robbery gone bad doing this with Clegg and suicide). They'd been living within a few blocks and using the same laundrette without meeting each other and various acquaintances had mistaken them for one another but they'd never met. [[spoiler: The husband of one twin murdered the other by accident (staging it to look like a robbery) and had to kill her and make it look like suicide.]] Tragically [[spoiler: had they lived just a week longer, one would have been teaching a night class the other was attending, most likely bringing them together at last.]]
Compo.
* ''Series/MadAboutYou'' ended its third season with a two-parter about an alternate world in which Paul and Jamie never met, because the location of their canonical MeetCute burnt down. The trope is played straight for almost the two full episodes, and only averted in the final scene
* Happens a lot in ''Series/BassieEnAdriaan'', where the villains would often just barely miss the duo.
scene.



* In the ''Series/StarTrek'' episode "City on the Edge of Forever," Kirk and Spock go back in time to rescue [=McCoy=]. He makes his way to the soup kitchen where the two are working, and is escorted out of the room just as Spock shows up.
* Doña Florinda once asked ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' to find Quico for her and Doña Clotilde asked Quico to find El Chavo. The two boys kept missing each other until they gave up searching.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** In Seasons 3 and 4, Bran Stark and his companions come close to Bran's brother, Jon Snow, several times, but circumstances stop them from getting his attention.
** In "The Wars to Come", Brienne falls into despair and gives up on her quest to find Catelyn's daughters, Arya and Sansa Stark, and get them to safety. About a hundred yards away, a carriage bearing Sansa drives by.
** Through the course of Season 5, Brienne vows to come to Sansa's rescue if she lights a candle in the high tower. She stays there waiting for several days. And Sansa manages to light the candle ''right as'' Brienne has turned her back to find and kill Stannis.
** Finally averted in Season 6. After five seasons of the Stark children trying to reach Castle Black, [[spoiler: two of the Stark children finally reunite when Sansa finally arrives and is reunited with her brother, Jon Snow]].



* In ''Series/TheFlash1990'', Officer Murphy doesn't believe the Flash is real because he never arrives in time to witness him in action.
* In ''Series/BreakingBad'', Hank's search for Walt in "Grilled" leads him to Tuco's compound. He pulls in just as Walt and Jesse (who have spotted his car from a distance and think it's Tuco's cousins coming to kill them) hide near the back of the compound. After Hank kills Tuco in the ensuing gunfight, he fails to notice Walt and Jesse fleeing on foot while he advances on Tuco's body.
** It happens again in "Sunset" when Jesse accidentally leads Hank right to the RV while Walt is still inside it. Walt struggles to force the door shut even as Hank tries to pry it open. Walt is saved from being discovered due to the timely intervention of Junkyard Joe arriving to get into a squabble with Hank over whether the RV is a domicile or a moving vehicle, and Walt then having Saul's secretary call Hank to tell him that Marie has gotten into a car accident.

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': Miss Brooks keeps missing Mr. Boynton in "Mr. Boynton's Return". She finally catches him at the airport as he's about to leave town to visit his parents. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Mr. Boynton decides to skip his flight, and spend the weekend in town so he can spend time with Miss Brooks.]]
* The Polkaroo, from ''Series/ThePolkaDotDoor'', is another kid-show example. Justified in that the character was played by one of the show's two hosts, so naturally only the other host could interact with him.
* One episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' had Turk and Carla chasing each other around the hospital, attempting to meet for a pre-arranged kiss.
** Another episode had Turk and JD chasing each other around the hospital, attempting to meet for a hug after Turk got back from his honeymoon. They each ended up in separate rooms, just next to each other. Then, somehow, JD ended up in the same room, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny one floor up]].
* In ''Series/TheFlash1990'', Officer Murphy doesn't believe the Flash is real because he never arrives in time ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episode "The Movie" most of the episode involves Jerry, George, Kramer and Elaine searching vainly for each other so they can meet to witness him in action.
see a movie, and constantly missing each other by a few seconds. In the end, no one gets to see the full movie that they wanted to see.
* In ''Series/BreakingBad'', Hank's search for Walt in "Grilled" leads what is probably the longest running example, ''Series/SesameStreet'' spent over a decade (from 1971 to 1985) exhausting pretty much every conceivable variation of this trope with regards to [[NotSoImaginaryFriend popular character Snuffleupagus]]. He was perceived by the vast majority of the adult cast as a figment of Big Bird's imagination until extreme steps were taken to forcibly prevent him to Tuco's compound. He pulls in from once again fulfilling this trope by leaving the room just as Walt and Jesse (who have spotted the gathered adults were supposed to meet him. Behind the scenes, the evident reason for his car from a distance and think it's Tuco's cousins coming final unveiling to kill them) hide near the back of adult cast was due to fears about young viewers learning the compound. After Hank kills Tuco in wrong lesson about attempting to tell the ensuing gunfight, he fails to notice Walt and Jesse fleeing on foot while he advances on Tuco's body.truth.
** It happens again in "Sunset" In the special ''Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art'', the adults keep barely missing Big Bird at the beginning when Jesse accidentally leads Hank right they are trying to find him before the museum closes. And then there's the various scenes where the night guard bareley misses Big Bird, Snuffy, and the Prince....
* In the Series 2 finale of ''Series/{{Skins}}'', Sid and Cassie just miss each other while he's searching for her in New York City when the screen goes black and the series ends for that generation of characters.
* On the ''Series/StargateUniverse'' episode "Lost", the abandoned characters locate and dial ''Destiny'' just moments before it leaves, and then we see its gate open... only for Rush's search party to come back empty-handed, blocking their gate from connecting. Then they dial again, but the ship leaves just before it opens, stranding them.
* In the ''Series/StarTrek'' episode "City on the Edge of Forever," Kirk and Spock go back in time to rescue [=McCoy=]. He makes his way
to the RV while Walt is still inside it. Walt struggles to force soup kitchen where the door shut even as Hank tries to pry it open. Walt two are working, and is saved from being discovered due to escorted out of the timely intervention room just as Spock shows up.
* In the early going
of Junkyard Joe arriving to get into a squabble the original version of ''Series/{{Survivors}}'', Jenny at least twice just misses meeting up with Hank Abby before they finally get together. Then in the third season the show became somewhat infamous for this trope, with Jenny and Greg repeatedly engaging in it over whether the RV is a domicile or a moving vehicle, course of the entire season. [[spoiler: They never do reunite, and Walt then having Saul's secretary call Hank to tell him that Marie has gotten into a car accident. Greg dies of smallpox.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': "Pizza Delivery", [=SpongeBob=] claims that town is in same direction as the moss growing on a rock. Squidward doesn't believe him and insists on going the other way. As it turns out, the town was just past that rock, on the mossy side.
** Another example is when Spongebob spends most of an episode looking for his ID badge, and it turns out that it was on his shirt all along, and he didn't notice because it was on backwards.
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': "Adventures in Rufus-Sitting" Kim's pursuit of Rufus always brings her within a few feet of Ron and his family in Paris.
* ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'' had an episode where the little dog was looking for his bone - all the while, it was on top of his head.



* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': "Adventures in Rufus-Sitting" Kim's pursuit of Rufus always brings her within a few feet of Ron and his family in Paris.
* This, combined with NoPeripheralVision and DeusExMachina, is why Linda Flynn never finds out what ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' are doing.



* This, combined with NoPeripheralVision and DeusExMachina, is why Linda Flynn never finds out what ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' are doing.

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* This, combined with NoPeripheralVision ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': "Pizza Delivery", [=SpongeBob=] claims that town is in same direction as the moss growing on a rock. Squidward doesn't believe him and DeusExMachina, insists on going the other way. As it turns out, the town was just past that rock, on the mossy side.
** Another example
is why Linda Flynn when Spongebob spends most of an episode looking for his ID badge, and it turns out that it was on his shirt all along, and he didn't notice because it was on backwards.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'':
** Anakin Skywalker and General Grievous are contractually bound to this trope. Why? Because, in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', Anakin and Grievous interact on the bridge of the ''Invisible Hand'' in a fashion that suggests they've
never finds met before that moment. Sometimes this gets ''very'' close, like in the prisoner exchange in [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS4E4ShadowWarrior "Shadow Warrior"]].
** In [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsS4E21Brothers "Brothers"]], wanted Darksider [[TheBrute Savage Opress]] runs
out what ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' are doing.of a diner on an Outer Rim planet just before Anakin and Ahsoka enter in search of food that's not more military rations.
* ''WesternAnimation/TwoStupidDogs'' had an episode where the little dog was looking for his bone - all the while, it was on top of his head.
17th Feb '17 4:31:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', after the TimeSkip Kaneki is considered a missing person and actively avoiding his MuggleBestFriend to protect him. In turn, Hide has become an intern at [[TheHunter CCG]] in order to search for Kaneki. Both end up attending the book signing event of Kaneki's favorite author, and miss each other by mere seconds. Kaneki steps onto one elevator, and as the doors close behind him, Hide steps off the neighboring elevator and looks around.

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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', after the TimeSkip Kaneki is considered a missing person and actively avoiding his MuggleBestFriend to protect him. In turn, Hide has become an intern at [[TheHunter [[HunterOfMonsters CCG]] in order to search for Kaneki. Both end up attending the book signing event of Kaneki's favorite author, and miss each other by mere seconds. Kaneki steps onto one elevator, and as the doors close behind him, Hide steps off the neighboring elevator and looks around.
12th Feb '17 5:11:40 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Before cellphones became very prominent, it was common practice for groups of people out and about to arrange a place to meet if they get separated.

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* Before cellphones became very prominent, it was common practice for groups of people out and about to arrange a place to meet if they get separated.separated, in order to avoid this trope.
12th Feb '17 5:11:23 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Before cellphones became very prominent, it was common practice for groups of people out and about to arrange a place to meet if they get separated.
8th Feb '17 6:05:41 PM ngh93
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'''-->WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''':''"Every other second he walks right past his family as they just barely miss each other. Just turn your head to the left, dammit! No no no, go back! Go back! Go back! No no, the other way! The other way! The other way! Goddammit, just get together!"''

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'''-->WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''':''"Every -->'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''':''"Every other second he walks right past his family as they just barely miss each other. Just turn your head to the left, dammit! No no no, go back! Go back! Go back! No no, the other way! The other way! The other way! Goddammit, just get together!"''



'''-->WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick''': ''"So Thumbelina, who at any given time seems to be only about ten feet away from her house going the wrong way."''

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'''-->WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick''': -->'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick''': ''"So Thumbelina, who at any given time seems to be only about ten feet away from her house going the wrong way."''
8th Feb '17 6:05:21 PM ngh93
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-->WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic:''"Every other second he walks right past his family as they just barely miss each other. Just turn your head to the left, dammit! No no no, go back! Go back! Go back! No no, the other way! The other way! The other way! Goddammit, just get together!"''

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-->WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic:''"Every '''-->WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''':''"Every other second he walks right past his family as they just barely miss each other. Just turn your head to the left, dammit! No no no, go back! Go back! Go back! No no, the other way! The other way! The other way! Goddammit, just get together!"''



-->WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick: ''"So Thumbelina, who at any given time seems to be only about ten feet away from her house going the wrong way."''

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-->WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick: '''-->WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick''': ''"So Thumbelina, who at any given time seems to be only about ten feet away from her house going the wrong way."''



'''Fungus''': (''as Randall chases him out of the bathroom'') No I'm not here! I'm going right now..\\

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'''Fungus''': (''as Randall chases him out of the bathroom'') No No, I'm not here! I'm going right now..now!...\\
3rd Feb '17 3:30:52 PM Blazer
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* In ''ComicBook/CaptainAmericaSteveRogers'', it's revealed that, during ''ComicBook/CivilWarII'', Cap attempted to hunt down and assassinate the Inhuman Ulysses to prevent him from revealing that he's actually a member of HYDRA. He ends up missing him when, mere seconds before he could, Tony Stark broke into New Attlian and kidnapped Ulysses himself.
26th Jan '17 8:47:54 AM Hedging
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[[caption-width-right:300: "Look, there's ''no way'' that kid survived being lost at sea and is now wandering around up above looking for us."]]

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[[caption-width-right:300: [[DramaticIrony "Look, there's ''no way'' that kid survived being lost at sea and is now wandering around up above looking for us."]]
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5th Jan '17 10:15:12 AM Lloigor
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* ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'': In the Creator/CarlBarks story "Double Masquerade", Donald Duck and Scrooge [=McDuck=] impersonated each other for separate reasons. (Donald wanted out of being forced to [[ItMakesSenseInContext surf in winter]] and Scrooge wanted to [[TheScrooge avoid donating money to a charity organization]]). Neither of them knew about the other masquerading as him and the two of them came quite close to finding out when the two walked through a park.

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* ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'': In the Creator/CarlBarks story "Double Masquerade", Donald Duck and Scrooge [=McDuck=] impersonated impersonate each other for separate reasons. (Donald wanted wants out of being forced to [[ItMakesSenseInContext surf in winter]] and Scrooge wanted wants to [[TheScrooge avoid donating money to a charity organization]]). Neither of them knew knows about the other masquerading as him and the two of them came come quite close to finding out when the two walked they walk through a park.
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