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27th Jul '16 3:46:52 PM margdean56
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*** There is a parrot and a crow at the Pittsburgh Avain Conservatory. The parrot cannot say anything, but the crow learned, because everybody was busy trying to teach the parrot and he [[TheUnfavorite wanted the attention.]]

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*** There is a parrot and a crow at the Pittsburgh Avain Avian Conservatory. The parrot cannot say anything, but the crow learned, because everybody was busy trying to teach the parrot and he [[TheUnfavorite wanted the attention.]]
27th Jul '16 3:41:07 PM margdean56
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* ''ComicBook/{{Jommeke}}: Jommeke's pet parrot Flip is able to communicate articulate sentences and conversations with everybody. All other parrots in this comic strip share the same gift.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}: Beo, Meneer Pheip's beo is also able to talk with people, hold speeches and being cleverer than the average bird of his species. At one point he meets a female beo in the Indian jungle, who is just a normal bird who can only squawk.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Jommeke}}: ''ComicBook/{{Jommeke}}'': Jommeke's pet parrot Flip is able to communicate in articulate sentences and conversations converses with everybody. All other parrots in this comic strip share the same gift.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}: ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'': Beo, Meneer Pheip's beo beo, is also able to talk with people, hold speeches make speeches, and being is cleverer than the average bird of his species. At one point he meets a female beo in the Indian jungle, who is just a normal bird who can only squawk.
10th Jun '16 7:29:06 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''SamuraiJack'' episode "Jack and the Farting Dragon" (seriously), the secretive Scissorsmith's attempts to keep Jack from discovering the dragon's location (because he didn't want a customer to leave without buying anything) are foiled by his... wife, who was turned into a talking crow by a wizard the Scissorsmith had angered.

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* In the ''SamuraiJack'' ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' episode "Jack and the Farting Dragon" (seriously), the secretive Scissorsmith's attempts to keep Jack from discovering the dragon's location (because he didn't want a customer to leave without buying anything) are foiled by his... wife, who was turned into a talking crow by a wizard the Scissorsmith had angered.
17th May '16 2:28:18 AM HeroicJay
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* Iago from Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''. Interestingly, for most of the original movie, Iago pretends to be a regular parrot when in the presence of characters other than Jafar.
** Iago only ''thinks'' he's unique- [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSXSOEiv3N0 there are parrots in real life who act like humans.]]

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* Iago from Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''. Interestingly, for 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.
** Iago only ''thinks'' he's unique- [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSXSOEiv3N0 there are parrots in real life who act like humans.]]
Jafar. He drops this after the protagonists turn on Jafar, though, and no one in-universe seems particularly surprised by his fluent speech.
4th May '16 7:31:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/ScaryMovie 2'' had a very foul-mouthed parrot that at one pointed started begging to be killed.

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* ''Film/ScaryMovie 2'' ''Film/ScaryMovie2'' had a very foul-mouthed parrot that at one pointed started begging to be killed.
29th Apr '16 9:18:17 AM AllHailThrall
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* There is a talking parrot in ''VideoGame/TheUltimateHauntedHouse'', found in the menagerie, who gives hints to complete the game. It can be fed items in order to make him lay eggs, or [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential attacked, tortured, or fried by electricity to create a "roast bird".]]
16th Apr '16 2:25:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheSims'' 2, you can teach a parrot to talk. (Or a kestrel, because it's really just a palette swap.) Of course, it, like your Sim, will still be SpeakingSimlish.
* ''GrandiaII'' gives us Ryudo's pet falcon Skye ([[ThisIsMyHuman Skye would disagree]]).

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* In ''TheSims'' 2, ''VideoGame/TheSims2'', you can teach a parrot to talk. (Or a kestrel, because it's really just a palette swap.) Of course, it, like your Sim, will still be SpeakingSimlish.
* ''GrandiaII'' ''VideoGame/GrandiaII'' gives us Ryudo's pet falcon Skye ([[ThisIsMyHuman Skye would disagree]]).
3rd Apr '16 6:01:40 PM Aiguille
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* The UrExample (at least as far as this trope's horror potential goes) is Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's famous raven in the poem "Literature/TheRaven." The narrator begs of the bird to answer increasingly desperate questions about the afterlife and the hope of reuniting with his LostLenore, but the raven constantly answers, "Nevermore," rather pessimistically. The last stanza suggests that the bird has taken up permanent residence, and is less bird than evil portent of despair and damnation. You know, typical Poe.

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* The UrExample (at least as far as this trope's horror potential goes) is Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's famous raven in the poem "Literature/TheRaven." The narrator begs of the bird to answer increasingly desperate questions about the afterlife and the hope of reuniting with his LostLenore, TheLostLenore, but the raven constantly answers, "Nevermore," rather pessimistically. The last stanza suggests that the bird has taken up permanent residence, and is less bird than evil portent of despair and damnation. You know, typical Poe.
19th Jan '16 11:53:34 PM BattleMaster
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*** Not just moody, but sometimes actively unhelpful. While they may have the intelligence of a five year old, they have the emotional maturity of a two year old. So sometimes you'll get a right answer, sometimes no answer, and sometimes a deliberately incorrect answer, [[ForTheEvulz because it's more fun to watch you get frustrated than it is to get a reward.]]

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*** Not just moody, but sometimes actively unhelpful. While they may have the intelligence of a five year old, they have the emotional maturity of a two year old. So sometimes you'll get a right answer, sometimes no answer, and sometimes a deliberately incorrect answer, [[ForTheEvulz [[{{Troll}} because it's more fun to watch you get frustrated than it is to get a reward.]]
14th Nov '15 2:46:33 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheSurvivors'' begins with RobinWilliams ''getting fired'' by his boss's parrot. No, really.

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* ''Film/TheSurvivors'' begins with RobinWilliams Creator/RobinWilliams ''getting fired'' by his boss's parrot. No, really.
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