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23rd Jul '16 2:54:59 PM nombretomado
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* A running gag in the first few ''CaptainUnderpants'' books was that a kid would notice whatever bizarre events were befalling Captain Underpants, only that when he tried to point them out to his mother, she'd ask him how she was expected to believe that-while reading something that was nearly as strange, such as a tabloid newspaper with the headline "Bigfoot gives birth to 200 pound UFO baby". The fourth book had the pair appear twice-the second time, the kid decided not to tell his mother about the giant robot fighting a giant man in his underwear.

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* A running gag in the first few ''CaptainUnderpants'' ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'' books was that a kid would notice whatever bizarre events were befalling Captain Underpants, only that when he tried to point them out to his mother, she'd ask him how she was expected to believe that-while reading something that was nearly as strange, such as a tabloid newspaper with the headline "Bigfoot gives birth to 200 pound UFO baby". The fourth book had the pair appear twice-the second time, the kid decided not to tell his mother about the giant robot fighting a giant man in his underwear.
1st Apr '16 10:23:36 PM nombretomado
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%%* ''ILoveLucy''
%%* ''FullHouse''

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%%* ''ILoveLucy''
''Series/ILoveLucy''
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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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* 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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