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20th Jul '16 5:51:40 PM eroock
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-->--'''Abraham 'Grandpa' Simpson''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Last Exit to Springfield"

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-->--'''Abraham -->-- '''Abraham 'Grandpa' Simpson''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Last Exit to Springfield"
24th Jun '16 3:17:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* Rodney's grandfather in ''SquirrelBoy'' has a habit of delivering these. One of these becomes the episode "Gumfight at the S'Okay Corral".

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* Rodney's grandfather in ''SquirrelBoy'' ''WesternAnimation/SquirrelBoy'' has a habit of delivering these. One of these becomes the episode "Gumfight at the S'Okay Corral".
9th May '16 4:39:42 PM WeirdKev27
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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]] [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} 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 [[{{Metaphorgotten}} ends up turning into]] [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} an incomprehensible ramble]]:
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.
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