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22nd Sep '17 12:02:57 AM DrFraud
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* John Collier's "Evening Primrose":
-->"Tell him how you went out by daylight, dear Mrs. Vanderpant, and nearly got bought for Whistler's ''Mother''."\\
"That was in pre-war days. I was more robust then. But at the cash desk they suddenly remembered there was no frame. And when they came back to look at me--"\\
"--She was gone."
21st Sep '17 6:24:45 PM DrFraud
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-->Caption:''' Sure, I saw them, but I thought it was something by Rodin.

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21st Sep '17 6:18:26 PM DrFraud
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* A cartoon in ''Playboy's Party Jokes'' depicts a smug and disheveled man and woman walking out of a museum while two shocked guards stand in the background.
-->Caption:''' Sure, I saw them, but I thought it was something by Rodin.
21st Sep '17 11:22:19 AM DrOO7
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* Actress Sheree J Wilson (of Series/WalkerTexasRanger) got her start when she arrived at a fashion shoot to work as a photographer, only to be mistaken for the model in question. She was introduced to an agent who signed her to a contract instantly.

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* Actress Sheree J Wilson (of Series/WalkerTexasRanger) ''Series/{{Dallas}}'', and ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'') got her start when she arrived at a fashion shoot to work as a photographer, only to be mistaken for the model in question. She was introduced to an agent who signed her to a contract instantly.
14th Sep '17 8:45:11 PM DrOO7
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* Actress Sheree J Wilson got her start when she arrived at a fashion shoot to work as a photographer, only to be mistaken for the model in question. She was introduced to an agent who signed her to contract instantly.

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* Actress Sheree J Wilson (of Series/WalkerTexasRanger) got her start when she arrived at a fashion shoot to work as a photographer, only to be mistaken for the model in question. She was introduced to an agent who signed her to a contract instantly.
8th Jan '17 1:42:49 AM tkzv
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* ''[[VideoGame/StarControl Star Control 2]]': In {{exposition}} dialogues, the Earth station commander mentions that aliens visited Earth in the past and left many incomprehensible artifacts. Such artefacts were discovered as early as the 20th century and were often exhibited, mislabeled as "modern art".

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* ''[[VideoGame/StarControl Star Control 2]]': 2]]'': In {{exposition}} dialogues, the Earth station commander mentions that aliens visited Earth in the past and left many incomprehensible artifacts. Such artefacts were discovered as early as the 20th century and were often exhibited, mislabeled as "modern art".
11th Nov '16 5:43:37 PM StFan
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* A joke features a man going to an art exhibition, standing in front of a painting and loudly mocking its ugliness. He is told that the frame he's looking at is, in fact, a mirror.

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* A joke features a man going to ''ComicStrip/NonSequitur'': Overlapping with TrueArtIsIncomprehensible, an art exhibition, standing critic sees an empty frame hanging in front of a painting museum and loudly mocking goes into a long-winded spiel about its ugliness. He interpretation, stuff like "art is told that dead" and so forth. Then a janitor comes along and hangs a sign in the frame he's looking at is, in fact, a mirror.
saying "Exhibit Coming Soon".



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* In ''Film/ShortCircuit2'', Johnny Five wanders the streets of New York City and strolls into a modern art exhibition in a park. A couple mistakes him for one of the statues and remarks that he's [[UglyCute repulsive]], leading to Johnny [[PinocchioSyndrome trying some very questionable measures to help him fit in among humans]].

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* In ''Film/ShortCircuit2'', Johnny Five wanders the streets A joke features a man going to an art exhibition, standing in front of New York City a painting and strolls into a modern art exhibition in a park. A couple mistakes him for one of the statues and remarks loudly mocking its ugliness. He is told that the frame he's [[UglyCute repulsive]], leading to Johnny [[PinocchioSyndrome trying some very questionable measures to help him fit looking at is, in among humans]].
fact, a mirror.



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* In ''Film/ShortCircuit2'', Johnny Five wanders the streets of New York City and strolls into a modern art exhibition in a park. A couple mistakes him for one of the statues and remarks that he's [[UglyCute repulsive]], leading to Johnny [[PinocchioSyndrome trying some very questionable measures to help him fit in among humans]].
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-->'''Rimmer''': Now this three-dimensional sculpture in particular is quite exquisite. Its simplicity, its bold, stark lines ... pray, what do you call it?
-->'''Legion''': The light switch.
-->'''Rimmer''': The light switch?
-->'''Legion''': Yes.
-->'''Rimmer''': I couldn't buy it off you then?
-->'''Legion''': Not really. I need it to turn the lights on and off.

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-->'''Rimmer''': -->'''Rimmer:''' Now this three-dimensional sculpture in particular is quite exquisite. Its simplicity, its bold, stark lines ... pray, what do you call it?
-->'''Legion''':
it?\\
'''Legion:'''
The light switch.
-->'''Rimmer''':
switch.\\
'''Rimmer:'''
The light switch?
-->'''Legion''': Yes.
-->'''Rimmer''':
switch?\\
'''Legion:''' Yes.\\
'''Rimmer:'''
I couldn't buy it off you then?
-->'''Legion''':
then?\\
'''Legion:'''
Not really. I need it to turn the lights on and off.



** In the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath "City of Death"]], the Doctor and Romana leave the TARDIS at the Galerie Denise Rene. When they return, there are two people standing in front of it...
-->'''[[Creator/JohnCleese He]]:''' To me, one of the most curious things about this piece is its wonderful afunctionalism.\\

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** In the episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath "City "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath City of Death"]], Death]]", the Doctor and Romana leave the TARDIS at the Galerie Denise Rene. When they return, there are two people standing in front of it...
-->'''[[Creator/JohnCleese --->'''[[Creator/JohnCleese He]]:''' To me, one of the most curious things about this piece is its wonderful afunctionalism.\\



(''the Doctor, Romana, and Duggan run into the TARDIS, which dematerialises'')\\

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(''the ''[the Doctor, Romana, and Duggan run into the TARDIS, which dematerialises'')\\dematerialises]''\\



** And [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E2TheFiresOfPompeii "The Fires of Pompeii"]] not only has the TARDIS mistaken for a modern art installation, but an enterprising street trader has sold it to a wealthy marble merchant, kicking off the MonsterOfTheWeek plot.
** Averted in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger"]]. The Doctor tries to convince the landlord that a scanning device he's built out of household objects is "a modern art piece on the awfulness of modern life", but is unconvincing.

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** And [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E2TheFiresOfPompeii "The In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E2TheFiresOfPompeii The Fires of Pompeii"]] Pompeii]]", not only has is the TARDIS mistaken for a modern art installation, but an enterprising street trader has sold it to a wealthy marble merchant, kicking off the MonsterOfTheWeek plot.
** Averted in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger"]]."[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger The Lodger]]". The Doctor tries to convince the landlord that a scanning device he's built out of household objects is "a modern art piece on the awfulness of modern life", but is unconvincing.



* ''DesigningWomen'' has Julia Sugarbaker leave her purse, which has a curvy black-and-white pattern, on its side on a table in a museum of modern art, whereupon the art crowd descends to ooh and ahh over it. The curator then insists the purse IS Art and therefore museum property, to the frustration of Julia, who just wants it back.

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* ''DesigningWomen'' ''Series/DesigningWomen'' has Julia Sugarbaker leave her purse, which has a curvy black-and-white pattern, on its side on a table in a museum of modern art, whereupon the art crowd descends to ooh and ahh over it. The curator then insists the purse IS Art and therefore museum property, to the frustration of Julia, who just wants it back.



* In one episode of ''{{Series/Monk}}'', the main character goes to an art gallery and mistakenly believes a display stand is an art piece. He isn't impressed by the actual art pieces, which aren't as smooth and uniform as the stand.

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* In one episode of ''{{Series/Monk}}'', ''Series/{{Monk}}'', the main character goes to an art gallery and mistakenly believes a display stand is an art piece. He isn't impressed by the actual art pieces, which aren't as smooth and uniform as the stand.



* Inverted on an episode of ''{{Webster}}''. A local artist makes a sculpture consisting of a bunch of aluminum cans welded together in a net. Webster finds the sculpture while looking for cans to recycle and gets it crushed. He and George end up trying to recreate the sculpture. The artist finds out and is perfectly okay with it. (The point of the sculpture was an environmental message.)

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* Inverted on an episode of ''{{Webster}}''.''Series/{{Webster}}''. A local artist makes a sculpture consisting of a bunch of aluminum cans welded together in a net. Webster finds the sculpture while looking for cans to recycle and gets it crushed. He and George end up trying to recreate the sculpture. The artist finds out and is perfectly okay with it. (The point of the sculpture was an environmental message.)



* On ''[[Series/TwoTwoSeven 227]]'', Mary is helping her friend clean up her art gallery in preparation for a show. When she forgets the bottle of Windex on a display stand, sure enough, the snooty art critic who's been deriding the real artists paintings can't stop fawning and gushing over it--"Now ''this'' is art!"

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* On ''[[Series/TwoTwoSeven 227]]'', Mary is helping her friend clean up her art gallery in preparation for a show. When she forgets the bottle of Windex on a display stand, sure enough, the snooty art critic who's been deriding the real artists paintings can't stop fawning and gushing over it--"Now it -- "Now ''this'' is art!"






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* ''ComicStrip/NonSequitur'': Overlapping with TrueArtIsIncomprehensible, an art critic sees an empty frame hanging in a museum and goes into a long-winded spiel about its interpretation, stuff like "art is dead" and so forth. Then a janitor comes along and hangs a sign in the frame saying "Exhibit Coming Soon".

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* ''ComicStrip/NonSequitur'': Overlapping with TrueArtIsIncomprehensible, an art critic sees an empty frame hanging in a museum and goes into a long-winded spiel about its interpretation, stuff like "art is dead" and so forth. Then a janitor comes along and hangs a sign ''[[VideoGame/StarControl Star Control 2]]': In {{exposition}} dialogues, the Earth station commander mentions that aliens visited Earth in the frame saying "Exhibit Coming Soon".past and left many incomprehensible artifacts. Such artefacts were discovered as early as the 20th century and were often exhibited, mislabeled as "modern art".



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* In ''[[VideoGame/StarControl Star Control 2]]'' in {{exposition}} dialogues the Earth station commander mentions that aliens visited Earth in the past and left many incomprehensible artifacts. Such artefacts were discovered as early as the 20th century and were often exhibited mislabelled as "modern art".

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* In ''[[VideoGame/StarControl Star Control 2]]'' Inverted in {{exposition}} dialogues one ''Webcomic/NobodyScores'' strip. The gang hatch a plot to steal a whole gallery's worth of Kandinsky paintings under the Earth station commander mentions that aliens visited Earth in guise of changing the past and left many incomprehensible artifacts. Such artefacts were discovered as early exhibit. They use StarvingArtist Beans' paintings as the 20th century replacements, who envisions the heist as his big breakout moment. When the public realizes what has happened, they think Beans' paintings are all outsider art and were often exhibited mislabelled as "modern art".
are met with "an explosion of laughter". The event inspires Adam Sandler to make a movie about it.



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* Inverted in one ''NobodyScores'' strip. The gang hatch a plot to steal a whole gallery's worth of Kandinsky paintings under the guise of changing the exhibit. They use StarvingArtist Beans' paintings as the replacements, who envisions the heist as his big breakout moment. When the public realizes what has happened, they think Beans' paintings are all outsider art and are met with "an explosion of laughter". The event inspires Adam Sandler to make a movie about it.

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* Inverted in one ''NobodyScores'' strip. The gang hatch a plot to steal a whole gallery's worth of Kandinsky paintings under the guise of changing the exhibit. They use StarvingArtist Beans' paintings as the replacements, who envisions the heist as his big breakout moment. When the public realizes what has happened, they think Beans' paintings are all outsider art and are met with "an explosion of laughter". The event inspires Adam Sandler to make a movie about it.

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-->'''Fry:''' Hey, who's this guy?
-->'''Janitorbot:''' I'm the janitor. I'm trying to take a nap here.
-->'''Fry:''' I'm sorry, I-I thought you were made of wax.
-->'''Janitorbot:''' I ''am'' made of wax, what's it to you?
-->'''Fry:''' I mean I thought you were one of the wax robots.
-->'''Janitorbot:''' Is there some reason a robot made of wax can't take a nap standing up in the middle of a bunch of wax robots? Or does that ''confuse'' you?
-->[Fry backs away slowly.]

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-->'''Fry:''' Hey, who's this guy?
-->'''Janitorbot:'''
guy?\\
'''Janitorbot:'''
I'm the janitor. I'm trying to take a nap here.
-->'''Fry:'''
here.\\
'''Fry:'''
I'm sorry, I-I thought you were made of wax.
-->'''Janitorbot:'''
wax.\\
'''Janitorbot:'''
I ''am'' made of wax, what's it to you?
-->'''Fry:'''
you?\\
'''Fry:'''
I mean I thought you were one of the wax robots.
-->'''Janitorbot:'''
robots.\\
'''Janitorbot:'''
Is there some reason a robot made of wax can't take a nap standing up in the middle of a bunch of wax robots? Or does that ''confuse'' you?
-->[Fry
you?\\
''[Fry
backs away slowly.]slowly]''






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1st Nov '16 3:05:24 PM eroock
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1st Nov '16 3:00:15 PM eroock
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18th Sep '16 1:54:47 PM DavidCowie
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* In one episode of ''{{Series/Monk}}'', the main character goes to an art gallery and mistakenly believes a display stand is an art piece. He isn�t impressed by the actual art pieces, which aren�t as smooth and uniform as the stand.

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* In one episode of ''{{Series/Monk}}'', the main character goes to an art gallery and mistakenly believes a display stand is an art piece. He isn�t isn't impressed by the actual art pieces, which aren�t aren't as smooth and uniform as the stand.
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