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6th Apr '16 5:23:13 PM Mycomp
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* Victor Hugo's ''Literature/LesMiserables'' is made of this. Entire chapters, like "Waterloo", stem from this trope.
24th Mar '16 6:00:04 PM nombretomado
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* Cliff does this sometimes in ''TheCosbyShow'', such as his lecture about the use of the line "Throw down that box" in his favorite Western.

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* Cliff does this sometimes in ''TheCosbyShow'', ''Series/TheCosbyShow'', such as his lecture about the use of the line "Throw down that box" in his favorite Western.
18th Mar '16 11:22:46 PM Hossmeister
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5th Mar '16 2:30:24 AM IsadorLevi
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* During a period of ''Series/TheSopranos'' while Tony has had a falling out with Dr. Melfi, he briefly tries to enlist Hesh as a surrogate, but it doesn't work since everything Tony tries to confide just gets Hesh started on a rambling anecdote.
3rd Mar '16 4:19:33 PM twilicorn
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture", Mermaid Man's attempt to give a RousingSpeech to Spongebob [[Metaphorgotten ends up turning into]] [[{{Cloudcouckoolander}} an incomprehensible ramble]]:

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture", Mermaid Man's attempt to give a RousingSpeech to Spongebob [[Metaphorgotten ends up turning into]] [[{{Cloudcouckoolander}} [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} an incomprehensible ramble]]:
29th Feb '16 6:08:36 PM MsChibi
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Related to ButIDigress. Occasionally the result of the old guy being a MotorMouth. Sometimes invoked intentionally by an old person who wants to [[HoldingTheFloor hold the floor]]. Occasionally combined with elements of WhenIWasYourAge. Compare GrumpyOldMan, who usually only indulges in this trope when he's angry. An example can be found [[SelfDemonstrating/RamblingOldManMonologue here]].

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Related to ButIDigress. Occasionally the result of the old guy being a MotorMouth. Sometimes invoked intentionally by an old person who wants to [[HoldingTheFloor hold the floor]]. Occasionally combined with elements of WhenIWasYourAge.WhenIWasYourAge and GloryDays. Compare GrumpyOldMan, who usually only indulges in this trope when he's angry. An example can be found [[SelfDemonstrating/RamblingOldManMonologue here]].
8th Feb '16 8:31:18 PM TheMike
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* ''VideoGame/{{Lisa}}'' has Nern Guan, who, when initially met, would seem to be an ExpositionFairy who begins explaining the origins of the Flash that drove humanity into its current state...before going on a tangent about several incidents involving his (now-dead) wife, and a trip to the dentist's. He later joins you, and uses these ramblings as skills to aid your party and give enemies various status effects.
27th Jan '16 6:43:51 PM Pilomotor
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has Grandpa Sea Monkee. After finding him as part of the Sea quest line, you can ask him about a number of topics, most of which provoke a long, confused, and tangent-filled anecdote about Grandpa and his childhood friends.

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has [[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/Grandpa Grandpa Sea Monkee.Monkee]]. After finding him as part of the Sea quest line, you can ask him about a number of topics, most of which provoke a long, confused, and tangent-filled anecdote about Grandpa and his childhood friends. However, if you ask the right keywords, he'll provide information that unlocks various new item drops or advances the quest.
27th Jan '16 6:00:28 AM CathalPicard
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Related to ButIDigress. Occasionally the result of the old guy being a MotorMouth. Sometimes invokeds s intentionally by an old person who wants to [[HoldingTheFloor hold the floor]]. Occasionally combined with elements of WhenIWasYourAge. Compare GrumpyOldMan, who usually only indulges in this trope when he's angry. An example can be found [[SelfDemonstrating/RamblingOldManMonologue here]].

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Related to ButIDigress. Occasionally the result of the old guy being a MotorMouth. Sometimes invokeds s invoked intentionally by an old person who wants to [[HoldingTheFloor hold the floor]]. Occasionally combined with elements of WhenIWasYourAge. Compare GrumpyOldMan, who usually only indulges in this trope when he's angry. An example can be found [[SelfDemonstrating/RamblingOldManMonologue here]].


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* The poem ''The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock'' reads as the ramblings of a lonely, forgetful, indecisive fellow.
26th Jan '16 6:35:12 PM Rodrigokun
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** In another episode Rocko, Heffer and Filbert go on a fishing tour with "Two-Patch" Crappie Jack (who's got wooden arms, legs, and even ''eyes''). Crappie Jack is so busy with his rambling sailor anecdote that he fails to notice he's sailed off in the wrong boat, leaving Rocko and friends to fend for themselves.

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** In another episode Rocko, Heffer and Filbert Filburt go on a fishing tour with "Two-Patch" Crappie Jack (who's got wooden arms, legs, and even ''eyes''). Crappie Jack is so busy with his rambling sailor anecdote that he fails to notice he's sailed off in the wrong boat, leaving Rocko and friends to fend for themselves.
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