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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."
19th Nov '16 1:59:43 PM elemt
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* In ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' this is in the fourth episode to be what [[spoiler: Jianyu - real name Jason Mendoza-]] has been doing the whole time. Accidentally put in the [[{{Heaven}} Good Place]], he was offered the perfect cover by being [[spoiler: mistaken for a Buddhist monk who took a vow of silence]], so he just lets everyone else project wisdom on him. If he does say anything the illusion is immediately shattered.

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* In ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' this is revealed in the fourth episode to be what [[spoiler: Jianyu - real name Jason Mendoza-]] has been doing the whole time. Accidentally put in the [[{{Heaven}} Good Place]], he was offered the perfect cover by being [[spoiler: mistaken for a Buddhist monk who took a vow of silence]], so he just lets everyone else project wisdom on him. If he does say anything the illusion is immediately shattered.
14th Nov '16 6:05:23 PM elemt
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* In ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' this is in the fourth episode to be what [[spoiler: Jianyu - real name Jason Mendoza-]] has been doing the whole time. Accidentally put in the [[{{Heaven}} Good Place]], he was offered the perfect cover by being [[spoiler: mistaken for a Buddhist monk who took a vow of silence]], so he just lets everyone else project wisdom on him. If he does say anything the illusion is immediately shattered.
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]].
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