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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.
26th Apr '17 2:02:28 PM StFan
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* The ''NationalLampoon'' had a long-running comic strip "Chicken Gutz" by Randall Enos. The eponymous ButtMonkey character had a bird perched on top of his hat, who provided constant snarky commentary on the proceedings.

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* The ''NationalLampoon'' ''Franchise/NationalLampoon'' had a long-running comic strip "Chicken Gutz" by Randall Enos. The eponymous ButtMonkey character had a bird perched on top of his hat, who provided constant snarky commentary on the proceedings.



* 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.



22nd Apr '17 2:43:50 PM Golondrina
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* One novel in Erle Stanley Gardner's lengthy ''Franchise/PerryMason'' series, ''The Case of the Perjured Parrot'', turns on the eponymous parrot (it doesn't exactly testify, but it is observed that its claws are cut too short, which is a clue to the murderer). In the television adaptation, it was voiced by Mel Blanc.

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* One novel in Erle Stanley Gardner's lengthy ''Franchise/PerryMason'' series, ''The Case of the Perjured Parrot'', turns on the eponymous parrot (it doesn't exactly testify, but it is observed that its claws are cut too short, which is a clue to the murderer). In the television adaptation, it was voiced by Mel Blanc.Creator/MelBlanc.



* ''Series/TheMunsters'' have a talking Crow voiced by MelBlanc no less.

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* ''Series/TheMunsters'' have a talking Crow voiced by MelBlanc Creator/MelBlanc no less.
8th Apr '17 10:09:14 PM nombretomado
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* Professor Pericles, one of the main villains of ''ScoobyDooMysteryInc''. When he first appears (in which his first line is offscreen), Velma comments how parrots can mimic human speech, but the prison officer notes it's the first thing he's said in decades. He speaks normally (with a German accent) throughout the show.

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* Professor Pericles, one of the main villains of ''ScoobyDooMysteryInc''.''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated''. When he first appears (in which his first line is offscreen), Velma comments how parrots can mimic human speech, but the prison officer notes it's the first thing he's said in decades. He speaks normally (with a German accent) throughout the show.
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