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29th Sep '16 2:47:04 AM tigerstar
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* In an episode of ''Series/BlackBooks'', Fran finds herself in an office job she has no idea how to do (or even what the company does). When she is asked to give a presentation, she bluffs her way through it by spouting faux-profound business-speak cliches. She manages to impress her boss so much she gets promoted.
7th Sep '16 2:01:29 AM LinTaylor
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* In ''VideoGame/Fallout3'', you can encounter Harold, an FEV mutant who's effectively become a [[WiseTree living tree]] and is [[CargoCult worshiped as a god]] by a group of environmentalists. When the [[PlayerCharacter Lone Wanderer]] shows up, Harold is just happy to meet someone who actually listens to what he says instead of interpreting all his words as some kind of existential riddle. Especially since what he's been saying for ages is "[[ICannotSelfTerminate Please kill me]]."
4th Aug '16 10:15:38 AM Willbyr
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* In ''{{Medabots}}'', a man sitting on the street selling chicks (baby chickens) keeps trying to peddle his birds to protagonist Ikki. Ikki always interprets the man's sales pitches as words of wisdom pertaining to whatever problem he currently has. Occasionally, other characters pass him by when they have trouble and treat him and his speeches the same way Ikki does.
* On ''Anime/TigerAndBunny,'' [[BlowYouAway Keith]] is going through an emotional slump when he happens to meet a pretty girl (actually a [[spoiler:malfunctioning RobotGirl]]) in the park. As he explains his problem she continually responds "Why?," which he takes to mean that he needs to look deeper inside himself for answers. He gets over his slump and returns to his [[TheAce usual bombastic self]], ironically by [[spoiler:destroying the robot when she goes berserk]].

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* In ''{{Medabots}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}'', a man sitting on the street selling chicks (baby chickens) keeps trying to peddle his birds to protagonist Ikki. Ikki always interprets the man's sales pitches as words of wisdom pertaining to whatever problem he currently has. Occasionally, other characters pass him by when they have trouble and treat him and his speeches the same way Ikki does.
* On In ''Anime/TigerAndBunny,'' [[BlowYouAway Keith]] is going through an emotional slump when he happens to meet a pretty girl (actually a [[spoiler:malfunctioning RobotGirl]]) in the park. As he explains his problem she continually responds "Why?," which he takes to mean that he needs to look deeper inside himself for answers. He gets over his slump and returns to his [[TheAce usual bombastic self]], ironically by [[spoiler:destroying the robot when she goes berserk]].
1st Aug '16 5:28:26 AM Morgenthaler
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-->'''[[HippieTeacher Mr. O'Neill]]:''' Now, why do you think it is that Tolstoy felt he had to make ''WarAndPeace'' so darned...unpleasant? Daria?

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-->'''[[HippieTeacher Mr. O'Neill]]:''' Now, why do you think it is that Tolstoy felt he had to make ''WarAndPeace'' ''Literature/WarAndPeace'' so darned...unpleasant? Daria?
2nd Jul '16 4:17:23 PM DaibhidC
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* There was an issue of ''Comicbook/GreenLantern'' in which Hal Jordan, while living as a drifter, was working temporarily as a seasonal farmhand. One of the other farmhands was a hippie who told Hal that he mostly "follow[ed] the Dead," which Hal thought was poetic until the man explained that he followed TheGratefulDead on tour.

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* There was an issue of ''Comicbook/GreenLantern'' in which Hal Jordan, while living as a drifter, was working temporarily as a seasonal farmhand. One of the other farmhands was a hippie who told Hal that he mostly "follow[ed] the Dead," which Hal thought was poetic until the man explained that he followed TheGratefulDead Music/TheGratefulDead on tour.
2nd Jul '16 4:16:25 PM DaibhidC
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* There was an issue of ''GreenLantern'' in which Hal Jordan, while living as a drifter, was working temporarily as a seasonal farmhand. One of the other farmhands was a hippie who told Hal that he mostly "follow[ed] the Dead," which Hal thought was poetic until the man explained that he followed TheGratefulDead on tour.

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* There was an issue of ''GreenLantern'' ''Comicbook/GreenLantern'' in which Hal Jordan, while living as a drifter, was working temporarily as a seasonal farmhand. One of the other farmhands was a hippie who told Hal that he mostly "follow[ed] the Dead," which Hal thought was poetic until the man explained that he followed TheGratefulDead on tour.



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* Trash Heap from ''Series/FraggleRock'' who gave out random bits of advice that usually worked out this way.
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* Trash Heap from ''Series/FraggleRock'' who gave out random bits of advice that usually worked out this way.
22nd Jun '16 7:17:39 PM nombretomado
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* On ''TigerAndBunny,'' [[BlowYouAway Keith]] is going through an emotional slump when he happens to meet a pretty girl (actually a [[spoiler:malfunctioning RobotGirl]]) in the park. As he explains his problem she continually responds "Why?," which he takes to mean that he needs to look deeper inside himself for answers. He gets over his slump and returns to his [[TheAce usual bombastic self]], ironically by [[spoiler:destroying the robot when she goes berserk]].

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* On ''TigerAndBunny,'' ''Anime/TigerAndBunny,'' [[BlowYouAway Keith]] is going through an emotional slump when he happens to meet a pretty girl (actually a [[spoiler:malfunctioning RobotGirl]]) in the park. As he explains his problem she continually responds "Why?," which he takes to mean that he needs to look deeper inside himself for answers. He gets over his slump and returns to his [[TheAce usual bombastic self]], ironically by [[spoiler:destroying the robot when she goes berserk]].
19th Jun '16 6:49:44 AM TheSimulation
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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Dawn brings a robot replica of Buffy to a parent-teacher conference rather than reveal that Buffy (her sole legal provider) is dead. The Buffybot naturally makes boneheaded remarks, such as "[[/folder]]

[[folder: School is where you learn. ]]
", all of which are accompanied by 'yeahs!' and 'you said it!' from the other parents. ("Bargaining Pt. 1")

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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Dawn brings a robot replica of Buffy to a parent-teacher conference rather than reveal that Buffy (her sole legal provider) is dead. The Buffybot naturally makes boneheaded remarks, such as "[[/folder]]

[[folder: School
"School is where you learn. ]]
learn.", all of which are accompanied by 'yeahs!' and 'you said it!' from the other parents. ("Bargaining Pt. 1")
18th Jun '16 4:23:39 AM Morgenthaler
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** Spoofed again in the sequel, the boys are able to pass off the lyrics from "[[{{Music/Poison}} Every Rose Has its Thorn]]" as the meaning of life, which earns them access to Heaven.

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** * Spoofed again in the sequel, ''Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney'', the boys are able to pass off the lyrics from "[[{{Music/Poison}} Every Rose Has its Thorn]]" as the meaning of life, which earns them access to Heaven.
18th Jun '16 4:20:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'', Bill and Ted decide to "recruit" Socrates by "philosophiz[ing] with him", quoting the lyrics to "[[{{Music/Kansas}} Dust in the Wind]]" in pantomime. Socrates is stunned, thinking that the boys agree with what he was saying before they showed up, and says "Of course! Like sands in the hourglass, so are the Series/DaysOfOurLives!" He ends up being so amused that B&T are free to gently lead him back to the time machine while he's laughing his head off.

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* In ''BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'', ''Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'', Bill and Ted decide to "recruit" Socrates by "philosophiz[ing] with him", quoting the lyrics to "[[{{Music/Kansas}} Dust in the Wind]]" in pantomime. Socrates is stunned, thinking that the boys agree with what he was saying before they showed up, and says "Of course! Like sands in the hourglass, so are the Series/DaysOfOurLives!" He ends up being so amused that B&T are free to gently lead him back to the time machine while he's laughing his head off.



* In ''Fear of a Black Hat'', Tone Def states, "Because when you take the bus, you get there." His fellow musicians think it's gibberish, but the producer is deeply impressed with this sage wisdom.
* ''BeingThere'' revolves around the trope. The main character, a gardener with absolutely no experience with the outside world who may or may not have some sort of mental deficiency, is ''always'' thought of as a genius. Hell, the ending insinuates that some people want him to become the ''president''. For example, when asked about the economy, he simply talks about the seasons in relation to his gardening experience. This is immediately inferred as some sort of profound understanding of the global economy. The best part is that he has ''no idea'' why any of this is happening. He's just a polite man making small talk.

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* In ''Fear of a Black Hat'', ''Film/FearOfABlackHat'', Tone Def states, "Because when you take the bus, you get there." His fellow musicians think it's gibberish, but the producer is deeply impressed with this sage wisdom.
* ''BeingThere'' ''Film/BeingThere'' revolves around the trope. The main character, a gardener with absolutely no experience with the outside world who may or may not have some sort of mental deficiency, is ''always'' thought of as a genius. Hell, the ending insinuates that some people want him to become the ''president''. For example, when asked about the economy, he simply talks about the seasons in relation to his gardening experience. This is immediately inferred as some sort of profound understanding of the global economy. The best part is that he has ''no idea'' why any of this is happening. He's just a polite man making small talk.
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