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14th Sep '17 8:50:08 PM foxley
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* ''Series/LittleLunch'': In "The Band", everyone else in class thinks Rory is meditating and starts emulating him. He is actually suffering a PottyEmergency and his muttering "Mustn't pee my pants" to himself over and over under his breath.
28th Aug '17 11:39:34 PM PaulA
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* ''Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin'''s short story “The Silence of the Asonu” describes the titular people who, though they have a language, hardly ever speak aloud as adults (and then only to small children). As a result, some people from other cultures have built up a cult around their rare utterances, and read a great deal of mystic significance into them, even though they’re as banal as saying “Very good” to a child who has made something.

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* ''Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin'''s Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's short story “The "The Silence of the Asonu” Asonu", part of the ''Literature/ChangingPlanes'' sequence, describes the titular people who, though they have a language, hardly ever speak aloud as adults (and then only to small children). As a result, some people from other cultures have built up a cult around their rare utterances, and read a great deal of mystic significance into them, even though they’re they're as banal as saying “Very good” "Very good" to a child who has made something.
26th Aug '17 6:31:55 AM XFllo
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** This happens relatively often, usually only between the least intelligent members of the cast. For example, [[DumbJock Kevin]] and [[DumbBlonde Brittany]] telling each other how smart they are, [[TheLibby Sandi]] telling [[LovableLibby Quinn]] that she's deep, and [[FakeBand Mystic Spiral]] [[IceCreamKoan lyrics]].

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** This happens relatively often, usually only between the least intelligent members of the cast. For example, [[DumbJock Kevin]] and [[DumbBlonde Brittany]] telling each other how smart they are, [[TheLibby [[AlphaBitch Sandi]] telling [[LovableLibby [[LovableAlphaBitch Quinn]] that she's deep, and [[FakeBand Mystic Spiral]] [[IceCreamKoan lyrics]].
25th Aug '17 6:11:01 AM kicking_k
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* ''Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin'''s short story “The Silence of the Asonu” describes the titular people who, though they have a language, hardly ever speak aloud as adults (and then only to small children). As a result, some people from other cultures have built up a cult around their rare utterances, and read a great deal of mystic significance into them, even though they’re as banal as saying “Very good” to a child who has made something.
11th Jul '17 3:34:33 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''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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* ''Film/BeingThere'' revolves around the trope. The main character, a middle-aged gardener with absolutely named "Chance", who has lived the majority of his life at his employer's estate, has no experience with the outside world aside from what he has seen on television, and 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.
20th May '17 4:02:18 AM TheCuza
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "The Tale of Scrotie [=McBoogerballs=]", the boys are excited to read ''Literature/CatcherInTheRye'' after hearing [[StreisandEffect it used to be banned]], but are left disappointed when they don't find the book very controversial or offensive at all. So they decide to write their ''own'' book, one that ''deserves'' to be banned, intentionally crafted to be the most disgusting and most offensive piece of literature ever written. It's so disgusting that when the adults read it, none of them can make it through a single sentence without [[VomitIndiscretionShot violently puking their guts out]]. However, the adults all have the mindset that EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory, and misinterpret all of the disgusting imagery as extremely profound symbolism (that just so happens to align with their own political views), and the book is regarded as the most ''brilliant'' piece of literature ever written.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "The Tale of Scrotie [=McBoogerballs=]", the boys are excited to read ''Literature/CatcherInTheRye'' ''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye'' after hearing [[StreisandEffect it used to be banned]], but are left disappointed when they don't find the book very controversial or offensive at all. So they decide to write their ''own'' book, one that ''deserves'' to be banned, intentionally crafted to be the most disgusting and most offensive piece of literature ever written. It's so disgusting that when the adults read it, none of them can make it through a single sentence without [[VomitIndiscretionShot violently puking their guts out]]. However, the adults all have the mindset that EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory, and misinterpret all of the disgusting imagery as extremely profound symbolism (that just so happens to align with their own political views), and the book is regarded as the most ''brilliant'' piece of literature ever written.
20th May '17 4:01:47 AM TheCuza
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', the boys write a book entitled ''The Tale of Scrotie [=McBoogerballs=]'', intending it to be the most disgusting and most offensive piece of literature ever written. When the adults read it, however, they see it as the most brilliant piece of literature ever written.

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* In an the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', the boys write a book entitled ''The "The Tale of Scrotie [=McBoogerballs=]'', intending [=McBoogerballs=]", the boys are excited to read ''Literature/CatcherInTheRye'' after hearing [[StreisandEffect it used to be banned]], but are left disappointed when they don't find the book very controversial or offensive at all. So they decide to write their ''own'' book, one that ''deserves'' to be banned, intentionally crafted to be the most disgusting and most offensive piece of literature ever written. When It's so disgusting that when the adults read it, however, they see none of them can make it through a single sentence without [[VomitIndiscretionShot violently puking their guts out]]. However, the adults all have the mindset that EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory, and misinterpret all of the disgusting imagery as extremely profound symbolism (that just so happens to align with their own political views), and the book is regarded as the most brilliant ''brilliant'' piece of literature ever written.
15th May '17 10:34:47 AM GirlofMassDeconstruction
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* Film/ForrestGump runs for years because he felt like running, not for a particular cause.
15th Jan '17 5:39:39 PM Odacon_Spy
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** Similarly, when impersonating the [[spoiler:Gourmet]], you can instruct the chef Gianna to add ingredients such as vampire dust, a giant's toe and a coin to the stew, to which she interpenetrates as creating a distinct flavor.

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** Similarly, when impersonating the [[spoiler:Gourmet]], you can instruct the chef Gianna to add ingredients such as vampire dust, a giant's toe and a gold coin to the stew, to which she interpenetrates as creating a distinct flavor.
3rd Jan '17 6:02:47 PM LinTaylor
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* In ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'', [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2006/07/12 Gabe's password recovery question]] "What is delicious?" seemingly causes Tycho to through an existential crisis...while Gabe remembers "It's candy. Candy is delicious."
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