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12th Jul '17 7:42:19 AM CaptEquinox
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* In medicine, doctors or [=EMTs=] will assess a patient's mental status by asking four questions: Who are you, where are you, what day is it, and what were you doing (as seen in the Advertising example above). If they answer all four questions appropriately, the patient is alert and oriented times four (A&[=Ox4=]). If they answer any of the questions inappropriately, then they have to start looking at reasons for the patient to have an altered mental status (head trauma, shock, blood sugar, drug intoxication, etc.). In short, in real life [[DudeNotFunny this trope isn't funny at all]] as it implies that the victim may have ''brain damage''.
* Gangster Dutch Schultz was famously perforated many times by gunfire, especially in the kidneys. When he was laid up in the hospital and dying of his injuries, the cops stopped by to get a statement... and ended up getting what may be the ''strangest'' FamousLastWords [[https://web.archive.org/web/20161012183839/http://feastofhateandfear.com/archives/dutch.html in history]]. People who have problems with the urinary tract, including the kidneys, can be more easily mentally compromised in this manner. It's not uncommon for elderly UTI patients to act this way.

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* In medicine, doctors or [=EMTs=] will assess a patient's mental status by asking four questions: Who are you, where are you, what day is it, and what were you doing (as seen in the Advertising example above). If they answer all four questions appropriately, the patient is alert and oriented times four (A&[=Ox4=]). (Sometimes "what did you have for breakfast this morning" is asked, accounting for a lot of the food-oriented examples.) If they answer any of the questions inappropriately, then they have to start looking at reasons for the patient to have an altered mental status (head trauma, shock, blood sugar, drug intoxication, etc.). In short, in real life [[DudeNotFunny this trope isn't funny at all]] as it implies that the victim may have ''brain damage''.
* Gangster Dutch Schultz was famously perforated many times by gunfire, especially in the kidneys. When he was laid up in the hospital and dying of his injuries, the cops stopped by to get a statement... and ended up getting what may be the ''strangest'' FamousLastWords [[https://web.archive.org/web/20161012183839/http://feastofhateandfear.com/archives/dutch.html in history]]. (This was dramatized in an episode of ''Series/TheUntouchables''.) People who have problems with the urinary tract, including the kidneys, can be more easily mentally compromised in this manner. It's not uncommon for elderly UTI patients to act this way.
12th Jul '17 7:32:11 AM CaptEquinox
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** The line about smelling fresh bread was used once.

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** The line about smelling fresh bread was used once.once, by a dying soldier, when Winchester asked him what dying was like.
17th May '17 6:15:11 PM Vir
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-->'''Coco''': Can I take traffic school, officer?\\
'''Cortex''': I'll take the rest in a doggy bag.\\
'''Pasadena''': Officer, I swear I didn't do it!

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-->'''Coco''': -->'''Coco:''' Can I take traffic school, officer?\\
'''Cortex''': '''Cortex:''' I'll take the rest in a doggy bag.\\
'''Pasadena''': '''Pasadena:''' Officer, I swear I didn't do it!
4th May '17 2:24:15 PM Gregzilla
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** [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090211 A rather long one]] is caused by a dose of BottledHeroicResolve, and it doesn't actually involve a thud so much as an easing to the ground and a period of dragging the ReliableTraitor to a conveniently located medical lab (that is actually a MaximumFunChamber).

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** [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090211 A rather long one]] is caused by a dose of BottledHeroicResolve, and it doesn't actually involve a thud so much as an easing to the ground and a period of dragging the ReliableTraitor traitor to a conveniently located medical lab (that is actually a MaximumFunChamber).
26th Apr '17 12:54:09 AM Vir
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-->"That raccoon's lying. He ain't the President!" (''face plants'')

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-->"That raccoon's raccoon is lying. He ain't He's not the President!" (''face plants'')
4th Apr '17 6:59:40 PM FF32
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-->'''Tom:''' Don't worry kids, there's no way that they can *whack* build a robot made out of chocolate.

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-->'''Tom:''' Don't worry kids, there's no way that they can *whack* build a robot made out of chocolate.chocolate, but that's just common sense. Oh, waiter?
29th Mar '17 9:15:06 PM Vir
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*** Doubles as a ShoutOut to 'FamilyGuy'; see the Western Animation folder below.

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*** Doubles as a ShoutOut to 'FamilyGuy'; ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''; see the Western Animation folder below.
28th Mar '17 4:15:03 PM Coyotek4
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*** Doubles as a ShoutOut to 'FamilyGuy'; see the Western Animation folder below.
15th Mar '17 11:29:34 AM Vir
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* Implied in VideoGame/TheSims4 Vampire expansion pack. Right after a vampire steals a deep drink, the victim will mumble something in Simlish and collapse face-down on the ground.

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* Implied in VideoGame/TheSims4 ''VideoGame/TheSims4'' Vampire expansion pack. Right after a vampire steals a deep drink, the victim will mumble something in Simlish and collapse face-down on the ground.
15th Mar '17 11:19:27 AM Vir
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* In ''[[Franchise/CrashBandicoot Crash Tag Team Racing]]'', one of Coco's lines when her car is destroyed during a race is "Can I take traffic school, officer?" Similarly, when Pasadena's car is destroyed she'll sometimes comment "Officer, I swear I didn't do it!"

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* In Several lines in ''[[Franchise/CrashBandicoot Crash Tag Team Racing]]'', one of Coco's lines Racing]]'' follow this, typically when her the character's car is has been destroyed during in a race is "Can race:
-->'''Coco''': Can
I take traffic school, officer?" Similarly, when Pasadena's car is destroyed she'll sometimes comment "Officer, officer?\\
'''Cortex''': I'll take the rest in a doggy bag.\\
'''Pasadena''': Officer,
I swear I didn't do it!"it!
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