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11th Sep '17 9:34:37 AM StarTropes
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The phrase "I'll explain on the way there" can also be used, leading to a "LetMeGetThisStraight" moment in the new location where everything's summed up.

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The phrase "I'll "[[EnRouteSumUp I'll explain on the way there" there]]" can also be used, leading to a "LetMeGetThisStraight" moment in the new location where everything's summed up.
15th Jun '17 7:32:06 AM Zaptech
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}'', the Exo Stranger summons the player to Venus, saying, "I don't even have time to explain why I don't have time to explain."

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}'', the Exo Stranger summons the player player's Guardian to Venus, saying, "I don't and while telling them about the [[GardenofEvil Black Garden]], says that she doesn't even have the time to explain why she doesn't have time to explain herself or why I don't have time she's helping you. In fact, she spends much of the conversation talking to explain."someone elsewhere who is also in danger, and at the end she has to abruptly teleport away to protect them from another threat.
2nd Jun '17 12:57:04 AM JackG
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** In "The Bells of St John", the Doctor is [[{{understatement}} somewhat rushed]] as an airliner is about to crash on their heads, so he has to haul Clara Oswald into the TARDIS, materialize on board the airliner and race into the cockpit without the time to appreciate her BiggerOnTheInside reaction.
-->'''The Doctor:''' ''(very fast)'' I'm the Doctor; I'm an alien from outer space; I'm a thousand years old; I've got two hearts; [[SuddenlyShouting AND I CAN'T FLY A PLANE! CAN YOU?!]]
21st Mar '17 3:17:54 PM Jake
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** The above is mildly {{bowlderise}}d from the exchange in the book, which goes roughly thus:
--> '''Great Dane''': "Blimey! Who's after you, [[{{Satan}} Old Nick]]?
--> '''Pongo''': A close relative of his, I think!
--> The Great Dane [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure lets the dalmatians onto the back of the truck without asking any more questions]].
19th Mar '17 2:52:08 PM Prfnoff
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* In the last act of ''Theatre/TheConsul'', Magda, finally responding to Assan's desperate pleas to do something to stop her husband John from reentering the country and being arrested, tells him to wait as she writes a note, then hands it to him without any explanation other than her assurance that "this note will convince John that there is no reason for him to come back." Judging from her subsequent actions, this is in fact a suicide note. However, it is never delivered, as John returns and is arrested at the end of the same scene.
25th Feb '17 1:12:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/WorldWarZ''. BradPitt's character picks up a crucial clue about the virus, and gives this trope (because his phone battery is running down) while convincing his superior in the UN to order the aircraft they're in to divert to a WHO research station. As the aircraft crashes shortly afterwards, it's something of a FridgeHorror moment; what if he'd been killed in the crash?

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* ''Film/WorldWarZ''. BradPitt's Creator/BradPitt's character picks up a crucial clue about the virus, and gives this trope (because his phone battery is running down) while convincing his superior in the UN to order the aircraft they're in to divert to a WHO research station. As the aircraft crashes shortly afterwards, it's something of a FridgeHorror moment; what if he'd been killed in the crash?
13th Nov '16 7:17:26 PM infernape612
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* A doppelganger of yours says this literally in ''[[Videogame/SimonTheSorcerer Simon the Sorcerer 2]] after you break out of a cell. He also hands you a strange twig that teleports you outside and as it turns out, your doppelganger was [[spoiler:actually your future self helping you escape via a so called timestick]].

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* A doppelganger of yours says this literally in ''[[Videogame/SimonTheSorcerer Simon the Sorcerer 2]] 2]]'' after you break out of a cell. He also hands you a strange twig that teleports you outside and as it turns out, your doppelganger was [[spoiler:actually your future self helping you escape via a so called timestick]].
14th Oct '16 5:06:52 AM JackG
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** In "Cathexis", the Doctor solves the crisis with some ResetButton TechnoBabble.
-->"I would be happy to take you through the process, but it would take at least ten hours to explain it all to you."
31st May '16 10:16:27 AM fobarimperius
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* Parodied In SonicForHire, Sonic and Tails get the clue "When at the start the code is the key". Sonic figures it out but repeatedly refuses to tell Tails what the answer is, saying "There's no time!". It's even further parodied as there is a part where the two are riding an extremely slow platform and Tails points out there's plenty of time to explain, however Sonic just jumps to the next platform shouting "No time!".
3rd May '16 9:25:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in the fourth iteration of the ''ScaryMovie'' series, when the Tom Cruise/''[[Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds War Of The Worlds ]]'' character says "We're leaving this house in 30 seconds, there's no time to explain", and a random passerby runs up to the window and screams "Alien Attack!". Tom admits that that pretty much covered it.

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* Parodied in the fourth iteration of the ''ScaryMovie'' series, ''Film/ScaryMovie4'', when the Tom Cruise/''[[Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds War Of The Worlds ]]'' character says "We're leaving this house in 30 seconds, there's no time to explain", and a random passerby runs up to the window and screams "Alien Attack!". Tom admits that that pretty much covered it.
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