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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.
9th Feb '16 5:24:56 PM AtticusOmundson
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* Happens ''a lot'' in ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies,'' though by the fifth time the phrase could practically be swapped with, "You were {{brainwashed}} by the villain of the week, but we stopped him, and now you're back to normal." Brainwashing is very a popular thing in this show.
7th Feb '16 12:03:15 AM henry42
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* In ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', Cortana sends Master Chief to warn Keyes not to activate Halo. She tells him she has no time to explain why, and [[PoorCommunicationKills this leads to a horrible mess]]. When they meet up, it turns out that it was Chief's fault. [[spoiler: The reason for Cortana's panic was that she'd just discovered the "weapons cache" Keyes thought he was looking for was actually a [[SealedEvilInACan Flood containment facility]].]]

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* In ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'', Cortana sends Master Chief to warn Keyes not to activate Halo. She tells him she has no time to explain why, and [[PoorCommunicationKills this leads to a horrible mess]]. When they meet up, it turns out that it was Chief's fault. [[spoiler: The reason for Cortana's panic was that she'd just discovered the "weapons cache" Keyes thought he was looking for was actually a [[SealedEvilInACan Flood containment facility]].]]
4th Feb '16 5:06:35 PM Vanadis
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* In ''Webcomic/{{RetroBlade}}'', Conveniently used by Doctor T [[http://retrobladecomic.com/webcomic/page30 here.]] Time travel can spice up the use of this line in the long run.
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