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8th Nov '16 10:30:55 PM FordPrefect
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** A variation on this trope occurs in an episode featuring former trope-namer [[WeirdAlYancovic Weird Al Yancovic]], in which Jenna releases a heartfelt song that gets parodied by him. Furious, she sets out to write an unparodiable song that ends up being full of fart jokes and sounding a lot like a Weird Al number - he retaliates by releasing an inspirational, patriotic parody with serious lyrics.

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** A variation on this trope occurs in an episode featuring former trope-namer [[WeirdAlYancovic Weird Al Yancovic]], Music/WeirdAlYankovic, in which Jenna releases a heartfelt song that gets parodied by him. Furious, she sets out to write an unparodiable song that ends up being full of fart jokes and sounding a lot like a Weird Al number - he retaliates by releasing an inspirational, patriotic parody with serious lyrics.
3rd Nov '16 7:14:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* "Ike Turner" is slang in some places for domestic abuse (for example pulling an "Ike Turner" or "Ike and Tina"), based on the real life case of Ike and Tina Turner. Similarly, for a while after ChrisBrown was arrested for beating up his then-girlfriend Rihanna, his name was slang for domestic abuse.

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* "Ike Turner" is slang in some places for domestic abuse (for example pulling an "Ike Turner" or "Ike and Tina"), based on the real life case of Ike and Tina Turner. Similarly, for a while after ChrisBrown Music/ChrisBrown was arrested for beating up his then-girlfriend Rihanna, his name was slang for domestic abuse.
29th Oct '16 6:26:06 PM nombretomado
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* ''HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', Professor Flitwick rants at Harry and Dumbledore that if there are any other odd plans or plots that go wrong in spectacular fashion again (LongStory), then Flitwick would kick Harry out of Ravenclaw and he could go to Gryffindor where all of the Dumbledoring belonged.

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* ''HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', Professor Flitwick rants at Harry and Dumbledore that if there are any other odd plans or plots that go wrong in spectacular fashion again (LongStory), then Flitwick would kick Harry out of Ravenclaw and he could go to Gryffindor where all of the Dumbledoring belonged.
23rd Oct '16 4:14:13 PM pi4t
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* In ''Literature/TheHorseAndHisBoy'' it's mentioned near the end that after the events in the story, and Rabadash's later death, the phrase "a second Rabadash" enters the vocabulary of Calormen as an insult towards foolish schoolboys.
18th Oct '16 1:57:24 PM TheWanderer
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** Doug Murphy is autoreferencial in this: "Upstairs they call that a 'Doug'".

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** Doug Murphy is autoreferencial in this: this. He tells a coroner he probably knows what mistake a doctor made that caused a patient to die, then lays out a rather specific scenario. When the coroner asks if Doug has seen such a case before, he responds by scoffing and saying "Upstairs they call that a 'Doug'".
9th Oct '16 3:53:30 PM Premonition45
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* In ''TheSimpsons'':
** "Pulling a Homer" means [[SeeminglyProfoundFool doing something great through accident, luck, or stupidity]] and, optionally, looking rather stupid at the same time. ''The Dictionary of Bull***'' actually lists "pulling a Homer" with the full definition from the episode, making it a rare valid example in a sea of self-referential jokes that never get notable pop-culture usage. The writers said on a DVD commentary that they were kind of hoping that "pulling a Homer" would catch on and end up in the dictionary for real, alas it was not to be.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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"Homer Defined", "Pulling a Homer" means [[SeeminglyProfoundFool doing something great through accident, luck, or stupidity]] and, optionally, looking rather stupid at the same time. ''The Dictionary of Bull***'' actually lists "pulling a Homer" with the full definition from the episode, making it a rare valid example in a sea of self-referential jokes that never get notable pop-culture usage. The writers said on a DVD commentary that they were kind of hoping that "pulling a Homer" would catch on and end up in the dictionary for real, alas it was not to be.be.
*** Although, in 2015, in the time leading up to the release of ''Franchise/StarWars'' Episode VII: ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Creator/MarkHamill, who'd appeared AsHimself in "Mayored To The Mob", urged fans not to "be a Homer", i.e. let spoilers out, in reference to the episode "I Married Marge", when Homer was shown in a flashback giving away [[LukeIAmYourFather the plot twist]] of ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack''.
20th Sep '16 7:28:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the 1992 U.S. Presidential election, Vice President UsefulNotes/DanQuayle held a debate against UsefulNotes/BillClinton's running mate, AlGore. At one point in the debate, Quayle said: "You're pulling a Clinton. You say one thing, then you do another."

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* In the 1992 U.S. Presidential election, Vice President UsefulNotes/DanQuayle held a debate against UsefulNotes/BillClinton's running mate, AlGore.UsefulNotes/AlGore. At one point in the debate, Quayle said: "You're pulling a Clinton. You say one thing, then you do another."
13th Sep '16 8:33:30 AM hullflyer
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* {{Spenser}}, in ''Hush Money'', refers to an apparent suicide jumper as "doing a Brodie", an old slang term.
5th Sep '16 4:57:06 AM F1Krazy
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* Plenty of these in UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball:
** In [[UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague England]], the act of overspending in pursuit of success and then going bankrupt is known as "doing a Leeds", after Leeds United took out enormous loans in the late 90s to try and reach the UsefulNotes/UEFAChampionsLeague. When they failed, they couldn't pay the loans back, had to sell off most of the squad, and plummeted into the third tier for the first time in their history.
** A "Panenka" is a penalty kick chipped into the centre of the goal, relying on the fact that goalkeepers invariably dive to either the left or right and leave the centre of the goal wide open. It's named after Antonin Panenka, who scored the winning penalty in the 1976 European Championship in such a manner.
** A "Cryuff turn" is a technique in which a player feigns a pass or cross, but instead drags the ball behind them, turns on the spot, and accelerates away. It was made famous by the late Johan Cruyff during the 1974 World Cup.


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* In Season 2.0 of ''Series/BattleBots'', full-body spinner Mauler lost its only battle after a collision with Bigger Brother unbalanced it and caused it to flip over. Ever since, a full-body spinner losing its balance and flipping over has been referred to by robot combat enthusiasts as "doing a Mauler", and the distinctive rocking motions of an out-of-control spinner are known as a "Mauler dance".
7th Aug '16 8:09:56 PM karstovich2
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* "Fisking" is the point-by-point refutation of an article, essay, or statement, often delivered with a heaping helping of snark on the side. It was named after journalist Robert Fisk (long-time Middle East correspondent for ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Independent]]''), whose articles criticizing UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror were the subject of much derision among pro-war bloggers. The term was originally used mostly by conservatives attacking liberals, but has since spread to the general blogosphere.

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* "Fisking" is the point-by-point refutation of an article, essay, or statement, often delivered with a heaping helping of snark on the side. It was named after journalist Robert Fisk (long-time Middle East correspondent for ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Independent]]''), whose articles criticizing UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror were who wrote an article that the subject of much derision among pro-war bloggers.blogger Andrew Sullivan (a conservative[[note]]Well, sort of--in the US he's distinctly moderate[[/note]] blogger, and a British expat in the United States) proceeded to pick apart line by line. The term was originally used mostly by conservatives attacking liberals, but has since spread to the general blogosphere.
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