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21st May '16 9:12:59 AM erforce
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-->-- '''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'''

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-->-- '''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'''
'''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'''



* WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee parodies the original twinkie analogy from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'':

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* WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' parodies the original twinkie analogy from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'':''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'':



** And the original ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' movie, as seen above in the page quote. ("Tell him about the twinkie.")

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** And the original ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'' movie, as seen above in the page quote. ("Tell him about the twinkie.")
18th May '16 12:32:31 PM AnotherGuy
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** One of the few times it fit was in a ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' episode, where a [[SpaceWhale larva space creature]] is feeding on the Enterprise, both because the ship's energy is compatible, and because it thinks the Enterprise is its mother. So they change the form of the energy to something incompatible, which they call, "sour the milk".

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** One of the few times it fit was in a ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' episode, episode "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E16GalaxysChild Galaxy's Child]]", where a [[SpaceWhale larva space creature]] is feeding on the Enterprise, both because the ship's energy is compatible, and because it thinks the Enterprise is its mother. So they change the form of the energy to something incompatible, which they call, "sour the milk".
22nd Oct '15 8:13:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Michael Crichton's ''{{Sphere}}'', a physicist character explains gravity and black holes to some of the other characters using fruit on a table.

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* In Michael Crichton's ''{{Sphere}}'', ''Literature/{{Sphere}}'', a physicist character explains gravity and black holes to some of the other characters using fruit on a table.
17th Oct '15 4:33:06 PM eroock
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With as much AppliedPhlebotinum flying around, there's just as much TechnoBabble around to explain it. However, when even TechnoBabble piles on too much, it too needs to be explained away. Thus, we have the PhlebotinumAnalogy. It consists of using a simple simile to explain away something that is seemingly complex to the audience. Really, the only reason that it would be confusing to us is because nine-tenths of the time, whatever the character is explaining has been completely made up, anyway.

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With as much AppliedPhlebotinum flying around, there's just as much TechnoBabble around to explain it. However, when even TechnoBabble piles on too much, it too needs to be explained away. Thus, we have the PhlebotinumAnalogy.Phlebotinum Analogy. It consists of using a simple simile to explain away something that is seemingly complex to the audience. Really, the only reason that it would be confusing to us is because nine-tenths of the time, whatever the character is explaining has been completely made up, anyway.
17th Jun '15 9:00:24 AM Prfnoff
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-->'''Drecker''': We gave the ball of death a giant cavity and now it's past the enamel! There! Fine! Okay?
-->[[BeatPanel (pause)]]
-->'''Drecker''': Oh, like I'm the only one who took a correspondence course in apt metaphors. Sheesh.
* An explanation of Deep Time's [[http://starslip.com/2008/10/31/starslip-number-904/ plan for ending the time war]] in StarslipCrisis:

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-->'''Drecker''': We gave the ball of death a giant cavity and now it's past the enamel! There! Fine! Okay?
-->[[BeatPanel (pause)]]
-->'''Drecker''':
Okay?\\
[[BeatPanel (pause)]]\\
'''Drecker''':
Oh, like I'm the only one who took a correspondence course in apt metaphors. Sheesh.
* An explanation of Deep Time's [[http://starslip.com/2008/10/31/starslip-number-904/ plan for ending the time war]] in StarslipCrisis:''Webcomic/{{Starslip}}'':
1st Jun '15 10:25:27 AM TVRulezAgain
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* ToBoldlyFlee parodies the original twinkie analogy from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'':

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* ToBoldlyFlee WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee parodies the original twinkie analogy from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'':
16th Apr '15 3:16:36 PM MechWarrior
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** Also in ''Stargate Atlantis'', a scientist back at SGC explains his intent to relay a transmission with an analogy to ''101 Dalmatians'' (specifically the "twilight bark" scene), as his kids love that movie. The audience completely fails to understand, so he falls back to the GondorCallsForAid sequence of ''LordOfTheRings'' instead.

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** Also in ''Stargate Atlantis'', a scientist back at SGC explains his intent to relay a transmission with an analogy to ''101 Dalmatians'' (specifically the "twilight bark" scene), as his kids love that movie. The audience completely fails to understand, so he falls back to the GondorCallsForAid sequence of ''LordOfTheRings'' ''TheLordOfTheRings'' instead.
30th Mar '15 9:53:42 AM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Eureka}}'', the geniuses often use this to explain the Problem of the Week to Carter. The standard format is that one of the regulars gives a TechnoBabble explanation of what's happening, and then use the analogy when Carter admits he's no idea what they're talking about. Carter then proposes a solution based on the metaphor, which Henry or Alison translates ''back'' into TechnoBabble to provide the ''actual'' solution.

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* In ''{{Eureka}}'', ''{{Series/Eureka}}'', the geniuses often use this to explain the Problem of the Week to Carter. The standard format is that one of the regulars gives a TechnoBabble explanation of what's happening, and then use the analogy when Carter admits he's no idea what they're talking about. Carter then proposes a solution based on the metaphor, which Henry or Alison translates ''back'' into TechnoBabble to provide the ''actual'' solution.
25th Mar '15 7:22:31 PM nombretomado
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* Happens a lot in the Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}'s due to its FunctionalMagic. Much more expanded upon in FateStayNight due to the protagonist being an amateur magus himself.

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* Happens a lot in the Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}'s due to its FunctionalMagic. Much more expanded upon in FateStayNight ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' due to the protagonist being an amateur magus himself.
23rd Dec '14 10:05:22 AM nombretomado
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* ToBoldlyFlee parodies the original twinkie analogy form {{Ghostbusters}}:

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* ToBoldlyFlee parodies the original twinkie analogy form {{Ghostbusters}}:from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'':
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