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12th Oct '17 10:47:14 AM CosmicFerret
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* Parodied in ''TheAreasOfMyExpertise'', where these attributes - and, indeed, the Shakespearean page quote - are modified so that they apply to lobsters. Lobsters are introduced to America because of the Shakespeare passage and there's a failed attempt at establishing them as popular pets, but then everyone realizes that they are ugly, violent little animals, so instead the lobsters just get eaten.

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* Parodied in ''TheAreasOfMyExpertise'', ''Literature/TheAreasOfMyExpertise'', where these attributes - and, indeed, the Shakespearean page quote - are modified so that they apply to lobsters. Lobsters are introduced to America because of the Shakespeare passage and there's a failed attempt at establishing them as popular pets, but then everyone realizes that they are ugly, violent little animals, so instead the lobsters just get eaten.
9th Oct '17 12:35:31 PM Snicka
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* Iago from Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''.

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* Iago from Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''.''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' has his intelligence enhanced by some magic from Jafar.
2nd Oct '17 9:25:07 PM Unicorndance
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* From the children's literature book ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'', the titular character and a neighbor kid teach a parrot scary phrases, then hide it in the chimney. The end result is that her parents tear the house apart looking for what's making the noise, and Matilda gives the neighbor kid his parrot back with her parents ''never'' figuring out what happened.
5th Sep '17 2:41:10 PM DaibhidC
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* Parodied in an episode of ''Radio/JohnFinnemoresSouvenirProgramme'', in which two parrots have a coherent conversation, but ''also'' have to keep stopping in order to mindlessly repeat the last thing the other one said.
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5th Sep '17 5:50:31 AM UchuuFlamenco
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* Creator/CarlBarks had two parrot characters, [[http://disneycomics.free.fr/Ducks/Barks/1942/pirategold/Thumbnails.html Yellow Beak]], and [[http://disneycomics.free.fr/Ducks/Barks/1946/singapore/Thumbnails.html Joe from Singapore]]. Both are fully intelligent, but neither are very anthropomorphic (especially compared to the Parrot character José Carioca). Magica DeSpell's raven was similar.

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* Creator/CarlBarks had two parrot characters, [[http://disneycomics.free.fr/Ducks/Barks/1942/pirategold/Thumbnails.html Yellow Beak]], and [[http://disneycomics.free.fr/Ducks/Barks/1946/singapore/Thumbnails.html Joe from Singapore]]. Both are fully intelligent, but neither are very anthropomorphic (especially compared to the Parrot character José Carioca). Magica DeSpell's [=DeSpell=]'s raven was similar.
29th Jun '17 9:06:06 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series backstory, there existed a race of [[BirdPeople Bird Men]] native to what would become the Imperial City Isle in central Cyrodiil. When first approached by [[OurElvesAreBetter Aldmeri]] explorers, the Bird Men spoke back in [[ConLang Aldmeris]], surprising the Aldmer. However, they quickly realized that the Bird Men were only repeating their own words back to them. Despite this, the Aldmeri were able to teach them to actually speak their own words and to write, for which the Bird Men were grateful. [[MightyWhitey They declared Topal, the leader of the Aldmeri explorers, to be their lord and offered him their islands]].
31st May '17 6:09:00 PM nombretomado
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* Peach (which is short for Machu Picchu, but the full name is rarely used) in the ''YoungWizards'' series, although this one may be {{justified|Trope}} by the fact that exposure to wizardry has said to have altered all of Tom and Carl's pets, not to mention that [[spoiler:she's one of the PowersThatBe in disguise]].

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* Peach (which is short for Machu Picchu, but the full name is rarely used) in the ''YoungWizards'' ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series, although this one may be {{justified|Trope}} by the fact that exposure to wizardry has said to have altered all of Tom and Carl's pets, not to mention that [[spoiler:she's one of the PowersThatBe in disguise]].
18th May '17 12:59:17 PM HeroicJay
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* Iago from Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''. A line in ''Return of Jafar'' implies that Jafar taught him, possibly using magic. For most of the original movie, Iago pretends to be a regular parrot when in the presence of characters other than Jafar. He drops this after the protagonists turn on Jafar, though, and no-one in-universe seems particularly surprised by his fluent speech.

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* Iago from Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''. A line in ''Return of Jafar'' implies that Jafar taught him, possibly using magic. For most of the original movie, Iago pretends to be a regular parrot when in the presence of characters other than Jafar. He drops this after the protagonists turn on Jafar, though, and no-one no one in-universe seems particularly surprised by his fluent speech.
18th May '17 12:57:41 PM Jubileus57
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* ''[[VideoGame/MysteryCaseFiles Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull]]'' has Mr. Crickets, Charlotte Landry's parrot.

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* ''[[VideoGame/MysteryCaseFiles Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull]]'' has Mr. Crickets, Charlotte Landry's talking parrot.
18th May '17 12:57:16 PM Jubileus57
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* ''[[VideoGame/MysteryCaseFiles Mystery Case Files: 13th Skull]]'' has Mr. Crickets, Charlotte Landry's parrot.
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