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27th Jun '16 9:23:23 AM longWriter
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* In ''Webcomic/TouhouNekokayou'', Sanae has a [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic102 conversation]] which sounds like "I'm not treating you as a serious threat" to Meimu and a sort of in-character "StopHelpingMe" to Suwako.

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* In ''Webcomic/TouhouNekokayou'', Sanae has a [[http://dizzy.pestermom.com/?p=thcomic102 conversation]] which sounds like "I'm not treating you as a serious threat" to Meimu and a sort of in-character "StopHelpingMe" "[[UnwantedAssistance stop helping me]]" to Suwako.
7th May '16 12:02:04 AM nombretomado
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* In ''GeneratorRex'' Cesar notices that someone cloaked is following him and the providence agents, since they plan on blowing up the area after they're done searching it, he loudly announces it for the sake of the cloaked followers

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* In ''GeneratorRex'' ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' Cesar notices that someone cloaked is following him and the providence agents, since they plan on blowing up the area after they're done searching it, he loudly announces it for the sake of the cloaked followers
13th Apr '16 1:38:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Theatre/BlitheSpirit'' by NoelCoward, Charles talks several times to the ghost of his first wife, and his second wife thinks he's talking to ''her''.
* Willy Loman from ''DeathOfASalesman'' does this while talking to his neighbor Charley: he imagines that his dead brother Ben is present and gets confused trying to converse with them both at once.

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* In ''Theatre/BlitheSpirit'' by NoelCoward, Creator/NoelCoward, Charles talks several times to the ghost of his first wife, and his second wife thinks he's talking to ''her''.
* Willy Loman from ''DeathOfASalesman'' ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'' does this while talking to his neighbor Charley: he imagines that his dead brother Ben is present and gets confused trying to converse with them both at once.
26th Mar '16 9:08:23 AM JackG
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* Happens in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. Bobby tries to walk Sam and Dean through killing a lamia over the phone with other people in the room, by pretending he's talking to his mother.

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* Happens in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. Bobby tries to walk Sam and Dean through killing a lamia over the phone with other people an FBI agent in the room, by pretending he's talking to his mother.mother asking for a cooking recipe.
18th Mar '16 2:03:14 PM Morgenthaler
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* This happens a fair amount in ''SlingsAndArrows'', with Geoffrey talking to his SpiritAdvisor Oliver. He doesn't seem to worry much about being comprehensible to anyone else, but he often is anyway (if not necessarily politic--at one point he screams "For the love of God, will you please ''shut up''!?" at Oliver in the middle of a rehearsal).

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* This happens a fair amount in ''SlingsAndArrows'', ''Series/SlingsAndArrows'', with Geoffrey talking to his SpiritAdvisor Oliver. He doesn't seem to worry much about being comprehensible to anyone else, but he often is anyway (if not necessarily politic--at one point he screams "For the love of God, will you please ''shut up''!?" at Oliver in the middle of a rehearsal).



* A variation occurs in ''TheSarahConnorChronicles''. Charlie calls Sarah for help rescuing his wife from a Terminator, and she answers with John standing right there. She wants to help Charlie but doesn't want John coming with her, which he will want to if he knows what's going on. So she acts angry toward Charlie, repeatedly insisting that she ''does not'' want to know where he is, and how dare he have this conversation with her when John is standing right there. He hesitates and asks "Wait, are you asking me where I am?" She replies "Yes, yes I am," still in an angry tone, which John doesn't find suspicious. This enables her to get out and help him while still keeping John out of harm's way.
* In season one of ''{{Roswell}}'', Michael needs Maria's car to get to a big geodesic dome, while she needs to interview him for English. Things go a bit wrong, he ends up driving her there against her will, and she manages to surreptitiously call Liz on her cell phone and have a conversation like this (saying things along the lines of "Boy, Michael, it's really strange to be alone with you... in my car... going to the dome...").

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* A variation occurs in ''TheSarahConnorChronicles''.''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''. Charlie calls Sarah for help rescuing his wife from a Terminator, and she answers with John standing right there. She wants to help Charlie but doesn't want John coming with her, which he will want to if he knows what's going on. So she acts angry toward Charlie, repeatedly insisting that she ''does not'' want to know where he is, and how dare he have this conversation with her when John is standing right there. He hesitates and asks "Wait, are you asking me where I am?" She replies "Yes, yes I am," still in an angry tone, which John doesn't find suspicious. This enables her to get out and help him while still keeping John out of harm's way.
* In season one of ''{{Roswell}}'', ''Series/{{Roswell}}'', Michael needs Maria's car to get to a big geodesic dome, while she needs to interview him for English. Things go a bit wrong, he ends up driving her there against her will, and she manages to surreptitiously call Liz on her cell phone and have a conversation like this (saying things along the lines of "Boy, Michael, it's really strange to be alone with you... in my car... going to the dome...").
28th Feb '16 11:20:25 AM nombretomado
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* This trope is basically the entirety of Rummy's interactions with Ed III in the ''[[TheBoondocks Boondocks]]'' episode "Thank You For Not Snitching", due to Ed III's affinity for his new Bluetooth earpiece.

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* This trope is basically the entirety of Rummy's interactions with Ed III in the ''[[TheBoondocks ''[[WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks Boondocks]]'' episode "Thank You For Not Snitching", due to Ed III's affinity for his new Bluetooth earpiece.
6th Feb '16 11:10:55 PM nombretomado
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* Occurs in ''{{Frasier}}'', albeit with a fairly complicated set-up. His newly-married brother, realizing he's in love with another woman, is being forced to maintain a sham relationship with his wife Mel in order for them to both maintain some dignity in the break-up - but she insists on dragging it out and humiliating him. At a party, Mel [[PushedInFrontOfTheAudience forces Frasier to give a speech]] honoring the marriage - and he manages to give a full-length speech worded vaguely enough that anyone knowing the full situation can tell it's a toast to Niles and Daphne instead. Mel isn't amused...

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* Occurs in ''{{Frasier}}'', ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', albeit with a fairly complicated set-up. His newly-married brother, realizing he's in love with another woman, is being forced to maintain a sham relationship with his wife Mel in order for them to both maintain some dignity in the break-up - but she insists on dragging it out and humiliating him. At a party, Mel [[PushedInFrontOfTheAudience forces Frasier to give a speech]] honoring the marriage - and he manages to give a full-length speech worded vaguely enough that anyone knowing the full situation can tell it's a toast to Niles and Daphne instead. Mel isn't amused...
12th Dec '15 7:31:22 PM nombretomado
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** Thrawn himself pulls off a multitasked conversation in ''Side Trip'', a collaborative MichaelStackpole / TimothyZahn novella in ''[[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Tales From The Empire]]''. Disguised as a helmeted bounty hunter, he gets [[XWingSeries Corran Horn]] to go along with him into a criminal's fortress, then turns a blaster on him and helps the criminals stick Corran in the jail. While Corran blusters and threatens retribution, Thrawn tells him that he looks forward to when Corran gets out, since he's the only one standing between Corran and freedom. Come find him. To the criminals, and admittedly to Corran, this is a threat. To himself and Corran's more rationally-thinking father, who he's come to save, it's an announcement that this is a TrojanPrisoner scheme, since Thrawn provided a way for them to break out.

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** Thrawn himself pulls off a multitasked conversation in ''Side Trip'', a collaborative MichaelStackpole / TimothyZahn novella in ''[[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Tales From The Empire]]''. Disguised as a helmeted bounty hunter, he gets [[XWingSeries [[Literature/XWingSeries Corran Horn]] to go along with him into a criminal's fortress, then turns a blaster on him and helps the criminals stick Corran in the jail. While Corran blusters and threatens retribution, Thrawn tells him that he looks forward to when Corran gets out, since he's the only one standing between Corran and freedom. Come find him. To the criminals, and admittedly to Corran, this is a threat. To himself and Corran's more rationally-thinking father, who he's come to save, it's an announcement that this is a TrojanPrisoner scheme, since Thrawn provided a way for them to break out.
4th Oct '15 4:41:33 PM nombretomado
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* Occurred several times in ''Series/BeingHuman''.
* ''{{Coupling}}'': Poor Jeffrey ends up stuck talking to his girlfriend on a mobile and another girl who fancies him simultaneously. Julia asks him if he loves her at the same moment as Wilma asks him if he fancies her. Jeff is forced to answer, "Yes," and spends the rest of the following episode trying to get rid of Wilma.

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* Occurred several times in ''Series/BeingHuman''.
''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}''.
* ''{{Coupling}}'': ''Series/{{Coupling}}'': Poor Jeffrey ends up stuck talking to his girlfriend on a mobile and another girl who fancies him simultaneously. Julia asks him if he loves her at the same moment as Wilma asks him if he fancies her. Jeff is forced to answer, "Yes," and spends the rest of the following episode trying to get rid of Wilma.
9th Sep '15 2:04:26 AM Randallw201238
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** Also happens when 21 has a conversation with the Monarch and [[spoiler: the ghost of 21.]]

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** Also happens when 21 has a conversation with the Monarch and [[spoiler: the ghost of 21.24.]]
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