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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.
28th Jan '16 11:31:58 AM Illjwamh
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** Sgt. Tibbs later says it to the Colonel as he and the puppies are being chased around by Horace and Jasper. The Colonel himself says it moments later to the newly arrived Pongos.
27th Jan '16 6:26:27 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. Women... [[spoiler: The reason for Cortana's panic was that Halo was not a weapon that could kill anything, as Keyes thought. It was a weapon that would kill EVERYTHING. ]]
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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. Women... [[spoiler: The reason for Cortana's panic was that Halo was not a weapon that could kill anything, as she'd just discovered the "weapons cache" Keyes thought. It thought he was looking for was actually a weapon that would kill EVERYTHING. [[SealedEvilInACan Flood containment facility]].]]
26th Jan '16 9:20:57 PM piddlystains
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* In the third episode of ''Series/TwinPeaks'', Agent Cooper wakes up in the middle of the night and makes a call revealing that he's figured out who Laura Palmer's killer is and that there's no time to lose, he must see Sheriff Truman in the morning so he can tell him who the murderer is. At the start of the next episode, over breakfast, it is revealed Agent Cooper forgot this huge revelation after going back to bed.

* In the third episode of ''Series/TwinPeaks'', Agent Cooper wakes up in the middle of the night and makes a call revealing that he's figured out who Laura Palmer's killer is and that there's no time to lose, he must see Sheriff Truman in the morning so he can tell him who the murderer is. At the start of the next episode, over breakfast, it is revealed Agent Cooper forgot this huge revelation after going back to bed.
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* In the third episode of ''Series/TwinPeaks'', Agent Cooper wakes up in the middle of the night and makes a call revealing that he's figured out who Laura Palmer's killer is and that there's no time to lose, he must see Sheriff Truman in the morning so he can tell him who the murderer is. At the start of the next episode, over breakfast, it is revealed Agent Cooper forgot this huge revelation after going back to bed.
26th Jan '16 9:20:24 PM piddlystains
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* In the third episode of ''Series/TwinPeaks'', Agent Cooper wakes up in the middle of the night and makes a call revealing that he's figured out who Laura Palmer's killer is and that there's no time to lose, he must see Sheriff Truman in the morning so he can tell him who the murderer is. At the start of the next episode, over breakfast, it is revealed Agent Cooper forgot this huge revelation after going back to bed.
26th Jan '16 7:44:03 PM AtticusOmundson
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->'''Wendy:''' Stop doing that!\\ '''The Middleman:''' What?\\ '''Wendy:''' Don't talk until the world is un-doomed! You can't cry until you've reached the international safe house. You have forty seconds to save your friendship!\\ '''The Middleman:''' These rules exist for a reason.\\ '''Wendy:''' Why?\\ '''The Middleman:''' I don't have time to explain now. -->-- ''Series/TheMiddleman'', "The Accidental Occidental Conception"
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->'''Wendy:''' Stop doing that!\\ '''The Middleman:''' What?\\ '''Wendy:''' Don't talk until ->'''Mindy:''' What the world hell is un-doomed! You can't cry until you've reached the international safe house. You have forty seconds to save your friendship!\\ '''The Middleman:''' These rules exist for a reason.\\ '''Wendy:''' Why?\\ '''The Middleman:''' I don't have going on?! ->'''Woody:''' No time to explain now. explain! You were possessed by an alien probe, and now we're being chased by four soldiers who also appear to have been possessed in the same way! ''({{Beat}})'' I guess there was time to explain. -->-- ''Series/TheMiddleman'', "The Accidental Occidental Conception" ''Film/LazerTeam''
7th Sep '15 6:35:38 PM nombretomado
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* This happens in the ''[[Literature/ThePendragonAdventure Pendragon]]'' series, where Bobby, Gunny, and Spader initially think that stopping the {{Hindenburg}} explosion would save the future but upon a trip to the future Bobby and Gunny find out that [[spoiler:stopping the Hindenburg explosion would allow Hitler to win World War II.]] Spader refuses to believe this, as he doesn't understand how they know. He might have understood if Bobby or Gunny had taken more time to explain things to him; however, they also had to stop someone else from stopping the explosion, and couldn't take the time to explain things to him.
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* This happens in the ''[[Literature/ThePendragonAdventure Pendragon]]'' series, where Bobby, Gunny, and Spader initially think that stopping the {{Hindenburg}} UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg explosion would save the future but upon a trip to the future Bobby and Gunny find out that [[spoiler:stopping the Hindenburg explosion would allow Hitler to win World War II.]] Spader refuses to believe this, as he doesn't understand how they know. He might have understood if Bobby or Gunny had taken more time to explain things to him; however, they also had to stop someone else from stopping the explosion, and couldn't take the time to explain things to him.
10th Aug '15 2:14:26 AM BrokenEye
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--> '''TheWitch:''' That's why.
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--> '''TheWitch:''' '''The Witch:''' That's why.
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