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9th Aug '17 12:00:20 AM SpocktorWho
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* ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' (the second movie) - "Oh, you're good."

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* %%* ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' (the second movie) - "Oh, you're good."
11th Mar '17 7:12:09 PM FantasticWorlds
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* In ''WebVideo/AskLovecraft'', once the resurrected H. P. Lovecraft goes over all the issues over starting a cult of Azathoth for a fan, he begins to [[Main/OnlyInItForTheMoney realize that the potential income and tax benefits far outweigh those issues.]]
--> '''Howie''' (in mask and robe): "Okay, here's the deal. I get a cut of tithes and I get dibs on calling myself Heirophant. '''
12th Nov '16 8:37:37 AM HiddenWindshield
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* In software development, "[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_duck_debugging Rubber Duck Debugging]]" is a technique where you try to fix a problem by describing it to an [[CompanionCube inanimate object]]. The mere act of putting it to words often allows you to figure it out on your own.

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* In software development, "[http://en."[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_duck_debugging Rubber Duck Debugging]]" is a technique where you try to fix a problem by describing it to an [[CompanionCube inanimate object]]. The mere act of putting it to words often allows you to figure it out on your own.
12th Nov '16 8:36:52 AM HiddenWindshield
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* In software development, "teddy bear debugging" is a well-known technique where you try to fix a problem by describing it to a coworker, friend, or even a [[CompanionCube stuffed animal]]. The mere act of putting it to words often allows you to figure it out on your own.
** This is more commonly referred to as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_duck_debugging Rubber Duck Debugging]].
** Aka "bugbear".

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* In software development, "teddy bear debugging" is a well-known technique where you try to fix a problem by describing it to a coworker, friend, or even a [[CompanionCube stuffed animal]]. The mere act of putting it to words often allows you to figure it out on your own.
** This is more commonly referred to as [[http://en.
"[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_duck_debugging Rubber Duck Debugging]].
** Aka "bugbear".
Debugging]]" is a technique where you try to fix a problem by describing it to an [[CompanionCube inanimate object]]. The mere act of putting it to words often allows you to figure it out on your own.
29th Sep '16 3:11:22 PM LentilSandEater
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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'' by Lord Vetinari, who thinks that when people go ask other people for advice it isn't because they want their help. They just want someone to be there while they talk to themselves.

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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] Mused about in ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'' by Lord Vetinari, who thinks that when people go ask other people for advice it isn't because they want their help. They just want someone to be there while they talk to themselves.
themselves. He does it himself with Leonard de Quirm, a man detached from the city's interests and thus someone he can talk at.
1st Aug '16 5:05:55 AM Austin
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* In ''Disney/TheLionKing 1½'', this happens the second time Timon meets Rafiki.

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* In ''Disney/TheLionKing 1½'', ''Disney/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf;'', this happens the second time Timon meets Rafiki.
8th May '16 12:19:29 PM Evalana
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* Lincoln does this in ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' episode "Get the Message" with his friend Clyde, who had passed out just a few moments before.
29th Dec '15 1:16:46 PM CorahsUncle
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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda Holiday Special'' has this one where Po thinks of a way to make sure he and his dad spend time together during the Winter Festival, so he mumbles in front of the guard who remained stoic. He figures out a solution regardless and thanks the guard who still remained stoic.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda Holiday Special'' has this one where Po thinks of a way to make sure he and his dad spend time together during the Winter Festival, so he mumbles in front of the guard guard, who remained stoic. He figures out a solution regardless and thanks the guard guard, who still remained stoic.



* Used in the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "The Hand That Rocks the Mabel," with Mabel asking Wendy for advice on breaking up with someone, but as Wendy keeps listing all the guys she's dumped, Mabel realizes what she has to do and thanks Wendy for their talk.
* At least once on ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid The Little Mermaid: The Series]]'', King Triton would ask Dudley for advice, but since Dudley is a turtle and talks very slowly he can't get a single word in as Triton keeps interrupting him and Triton ends up coming to the conclusion himself.
* In an early episode (possibly the pilot) of Archer, the protagonist heads down to Kreiger's lab to ask him for advice on something. Kreiger doesn't actually say anything throughout this exchange (though he has been shown to talk normally in other episodes), but Archer somehow understands everything he's "saying", thanking him with "Seriously. You're my Oprah."

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* Used in the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "The Hand That Rocks the Mabel," Mabel", with Mabel asking Wendy for advice on breaking up with someone, but as Wendy keeps listing all the guys she's dumped, Mabel realizes what she has to do and thanks Wendy for their talk.
* At least once on ''[[WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid The Little Mermaid: The Series]]'', King Triton would ask Dudley for advice, but since Dudley is a turtle and talks very slowly slowly, he can't get a single word in as Triton keeps interrupting him and Triton ends up coming to the conclusion himself.
* In an early episode (possibly the pilot) of Archer, ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', the protagonist heads down to Kreiger's lab to ask him for advice on something. Kreiger doesn't actually say anything throughout this exchange (though he has been shown to talk normally in other episodes), but Archer somehow understands everything he's "saying", thanking him with with, "Seriously. You're my Oprah."
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLittleRascals'' episode "The Zero Hero", Alfalfa does this while examining Buckwheat's latest invention after Darla and the other boys have left:
-->'''Alfalfa:''' If I were a superhero, I could show Darla just how super I am. That's a great idea! Thanks, Pete. You've been a big help.
29th Dec '15 12:58:32 PM roothorick
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In short, this is when a character has a EurekaMoment without being inspired by the other character, but acts like the other character gave them just what they needed or thought they needed. Sometimes the other character isn't actually listening in the first place - they're asleep, or they've left the room, etc. Sometimes it's an animal, a person who they share no languages with, or TheSilentBob. When [[InvokedTrope invoked]], an outright inanimate object, such as a stuffed animal or the famous rubber duck, is another common alternative. A common variation is for a character to be visiting their therapist, who doesn't say much more than "hmm," and "I see," yet they leave the session [[EpiphanyTherapy feeling much better]] (in fact, [[AllPsychologyIsFreudian psychoanalysis]] actually ''recommends'' that the therapist say as little as possible, partly to prevent them from putting words in the patient's mouth and partly to encourage the patient to talk themselves).

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In short, this is when a character has a EurekaMoment without being inspired by the other character, but acts like the other character gave them just what they needed or thought they needed. Sometimes the other character isn't actually listening in the first place - they're asleep, or they've left the room, etc. Sometimes it's an animal, a person who they share no languages with, or TheSilentBob. When [[InvokedTrope invoked]], an outright inanimate object, such as a stuffed animal or the famous rubber duck, is another common alternative. alternative.

A common variation is for a character to be visiting their therapist, who doesn't say much more than "hmm," and "I see," yet they leave the session [[EpiphanyTherapy feeling much better]] (in fact, [[AllPsychologyIsFreudian psychoanalysis]] actually ''recommends'' that the therapist say as little as possible, partly to prevent them from putting words in the patient's mouth and partly to encourage the patient to talk themselves).
29th Dec '15 12:58:00 PM roothorick
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In short, this is when a character has a EurekaMoment without being inspired by the other character, but acts like the other character gave them just what they needed or thought they needed. Sometimes the other character isn't actually listening in the first place - they're asleep, or they've left the room, etc. Sometimes it's an animal, a person who they share no languages with, or TheSilentBob. A common variation is for a character to be visiting their therapist, who doesn't say much more than "hmm," and "I see," yet they leave the session [[EpiphanyTherapy feeling much better]] (in fact, [[AllPsychologyIsFreudian psychoanalysis]] actually ''recommends'' that the therapist say as little as possible, partly to prevent them from putting words in the patient's mouth and partly to encourage the patient to talk themselves).

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In short, this is when a character has a EurekaMoment without being inspired by the other character, but acts like the other character gave them just what they needed or thought they needed. Sometimes the other character isn't actually listening in the first place - they're asleep, or they've left the room, etc. Sometimes it's an animal, a person who they share no languages with, or TheSilentBob. When [[InvokedTrope invoked]], an outright inanimate object, such as a stuffed animal or the famous rubber duck, is another common alternative. A common variation is for a character to be visiting their therapist, who doesn't say much more than "hmm," and "I see," yet they leave the session [[EpiphanyTherapy feeling much better]] (in fact, [[AllPsychologyIsFreudian psychoanalysis]] actually ''recommends'' that the therapist say as little as possible, partly to prevent them from putting words in the patient's mouth and partly to encourage the patient to talk themselves).
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