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1st Apr '16 10:23:36 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in an episode of ''TheDrewCareyShow'', where Lewis reads an irrelevant newspaper ad and somehow, through a convoluted line of reasoning, works out what Mimi and Mr. Wick are planning from it. He is then asked what's on the other side and dismisses it as "some article about a secretary making millions off a fake sexual harassment suit".

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* Subverted in an episode of ''TheDrewCareyShow'', ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', where Lewis reads an irrelevant newspaper ad and somehow, through a convoluted line of reasoning, works out what Mimi and Mr. Wick are planning from it. He is then asked what's on the other side and dismisses it as "some article about a secretary making millions off a fake sexual harassment suit".
21st Mar '16 3:53:34 AM Adept
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* Occurs a few times in ''HidamariSketch''. For example, the flame on Miyako's stove flares up, and all Miyako notices is that her meat burned, not that her '''hair is on fire'''.

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* Occurs a few times in ''HidamariSketch''.''Manga/HidamariSketch''. For example, the flame on Miyako's stove flares up, and all Miyako notices is that her meat burned, not that her '''hair is on fire'''.
19th Mar '16 5:15:29 AM Hossmeister
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19th Mar '16 3:35:56 AM Hossmeister
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9th Mar '16 1:34:48 PM Hossmeister
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* In the ''BlackBooks'' episode "The Grapes of Wrath", Bernard and Manny drink a valuable bottle of wine that's due to be presented to the Pope, and hastily improvise a substitute with which to refill the bottle in the hope that nobody will notice. At the end of the episode, Bernard picks up a newspaper with a prominent front-page article about the Pope being poisoned by their improvised wine substitute and the arrest of their friend who owned the bottle, and Manny reacts with horror. Bernard, however, was simply pointing out the date as his birthday.

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* In the ''BlackBooks'' ''Series/BlackBooks'' episode "The Grapes of Wrath", Bernard and Manny drink a valuable bottle of wine that's due to be presented to the Pope, and hastily improvise a substitute with which to refill the bottle in the hope that nobody will notice. At the end of the episode, Bernard picks up a newspaper with a prominent front-page article about the Pope being poisoned by their improvised wine substitute and the arrest of their friend who owned the bottle, and Manny reacts with horror. Bernard, however, was simply pointing out the date as his birthday.
23rd Nov '15 1:39:08 PM SantosLHalper
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* Parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Lois wishes to show Peter the magazine her modeling pictures were published in, and Peter believes that the thing Lois wants him to notice is ''movable type'', and panics that their serfs may find out.

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* Parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''. Lois wishes to show Peter the magazine her modeling pictures newspaper where photos of them at a boat race were published in, and Peter believes that the thing Lois wants him to notice is ''movable type'', and panics that their serfs may find out.
24th May '15 9:51:34 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Hustle}}'': A customs official who's been trying to get the team to help him find a stolen painting slaps a newspaper in front of Mickey. Mickey, feigning ignorance, reads off the big, obvious headline ("French Trawlers Blockade Ports") before the official directs him to the smaller headline, "Masterpiece Still Missing".

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* ''{{Hustle}}'': ''Series/{{Hustle}}'': A customs official who's been trying to get the team to help him find a stolen painting slaps a newspaper in front of Mickey. Mickey, feigning ignorance, reads off the big, obvious headline ("French Trawlers Blockade Ports") before the official directs him to the smaller headline, "Masterpiece Still Missing".
16th Jan '15 6:08:21 AM Andyroid
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* Several ''MST3K'' riffs used this: The film du jour would have a SpinningPaper, and someone would react to one of the small filler headlines instead of the big one about the monster/criminal/etc. "New petitions against tax!" "My God!"

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* Several ''MST3K'' Several riffs on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' used this: The film du jour would have a SpinningPaper, and someone would react to one of the small filler headlines instead of the big one about the monster/criminal/etc. "New petitions against tax!" "My God!"
4th Aug '14 9:14:21 AM Morgenthaler
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4th Aug '14 9:13:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* This was a key plot point in the ''ScoobyDoo'' episode "The Headless Horseman of Halloween": at one point Shaggy finds a newspaper clipping with the article "Flying Saucer Lands at Beauticians' Convention". When Fred looks at it, however he announces he just solved the mystery. At the end of the episode, Fred reveals the actual clue was on the other side of the clipping: an article reporting that the VillainOfTheWeek's company had filed for bankruptcy, thus providing a motive.

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* This was a key plot point in the ''ScoobyDoo'' ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDoo'' episode "The Headless Horseman of Halloween": at one point Shaggy finds a newspaper clipping with the article "Flying Saucer Lands at Beauticians' Convention". When Fred looks at it, however he announces he just solved the mystery. At the end of the episode, Fred reveals the actual clue was on the other side of the clipping: an article reporting that the VillainOfTheWeek's company had filed for bankruptcy, thus providing a motive.



* In the Mickey Mouse cartoon ''RunawayBrain'', Mickey, forgetting the anniversary of his first date with Minnie, sees an ad for a miniature golf course in the paper and shows it to her, offering it as a consolation. Minnie instead sees the ad below it, for an expensive Hawaiian vacation.
* A variation occurs in a ''StaticShock'' episode: when bounty hunter Puff is looking for a money-making opportunity, she finds a newspaper saying there's a reward for the capture of Rubberband Man. Upon showing it to her accomplice Onyx, he remarks "Gee, Puff, I don't know. Journalists don't make a lot of money..."
* In one episode of ''TheMrMenShow'', Miss Naughty places a rubber fly on Mr. Nervous' salad plate, and then waits to see his reaction. True to form, Mr. Nervous starts freaking out about something being in his salad, and asks Mr. Tickle to get rid of it. "It's just an olive," Mr. Tickle tells him, removing the offending veggie.

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* In the Mickey Mouse cartoon ''RunawayBrain'', ''WesternAnimation/RunawayBrain'', Mickey, forgetting the anniversary of his first date with Minnie, sees an ad for a miniature golf course in the paper and shows it to her, offering it as a consolation. Minnie instead sees the ad below it, for an expensive Hawaiian vacation.
* A variation occurs in a ''StaticShock'' ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' episode: when bounty hunter Puff is looking for a money-making opportunity, she finds a newspaper saying there's a reward for the capture of Rubberband Man. Upon showing it to her accomplice Onyx, he remarks "Gee, Puff, I don't know. Journalists don't make a lot of money..."
* In one episode of ''TheMrMenShow'', ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow'', Miss Naughty places a rubber fly on Mr. Nervous' salad plate, and then waits to see his reaction. True to form, Mr. Nervous starts freaking out about something being in his salad, and asks Mr. Tickle to get rid of it. "It's just an olive," Mr. Tickle tells him, removing the offending veggie.



* Featured in the ''CourageTheCowardlyDog'' episode "One Thousand Years of Courage", where Courage and his family end up transported into a future ruled by sentient bananas. Eustace is reading a paper, and complains about the RidiculousFutureInflation in an ad ("Eight million bucks for a salami!") before Courage and company [[NewspaperDating notice the date on the paper.]]

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* Featured in the ''CourageTheCowardlyDog'' ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' episode "One Thousand Years of Courage", where Courage and his family end up transported into a future ruled by sentient bananas. Eustace is reading a paper, and complains about the RidiculousFutureInflation in an ad ("Eight million bucks for a salami!") before Courage and company [[NewspaperDating notice the date on the paper.]]



* In ''StormHawks'', Piper shows the team a notice on how they've become the most wanted criminals in Atmos because of thefts by imposters. All Junko sees the ad for an aparment, and how expensive it is.

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* In ''StormHawks'', ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks'', Piper shows the team a notice on how they've become the most wanted criminals in Atmos because of thefts by imposters. All Junko sees the ad for an aparment, and how expensive it is.
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