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16th Mar '17 7:19:03 PM nombretomado
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* Weaponized in ''NarutoTheAbridgedSeries'', by the Hokage, with "Old Man Monologue Jutsu!"

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* Weaponized in ''NarutoTheAbridgedSeries'', ''WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedSeries'', by the Hokage, with "Old Man Monologue Jutsu!"
4th Mar '17 10:55:58 AM nombretomado
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* MarkTwain's ''The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County''. The entire story is this. The narrator is looking for an acquaintance named Leonidas W. Smiley asks an old man named Simon Wheeler about him. Wheeler says he doesn't know Leonidas but does know a Jim Smiley. He then proceeds to tell the narrator the story of the jumping frog. When that story ends, Wheeler tries to tell the narrator another story about Jim's one-eyed crow as the narrator attempts to escape.

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* MarkTwain's Creator/MarkTwain's ''The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County''. The entire story is this. The narrator is looking for an acquaintance named Leonidas W. Smiley asks an old man named Simon Wheeler about him. Wheeler says he doesn't know Leonidas but does know a Jim Smiley. He then proceeds to tell the narrator the story of the jumping frog. When that story ends, Wheeler tries to tell the narrator another story about Jim's one-eyed crow as the narrator attempts to escape.



* In ''NineteenEightyFour'', when Winston Smith asks an elderly prole what life was like before the Party, he's unable to get a straight answer because the man keeps lapsing into these.

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* In ''NineteenEightyFour'', ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', when Winston Smith asks an elderly prole what life was like before the Party, he's unable to get a straight answer because the man keeps lapsing into these.
17th Dec '16 11:26:09 PM DastardlyDemolition
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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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* ''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, wife ([[RunningGag "God rest her soul"]]), 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.
17th Oct '16 2:12:50 PM StFan
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%%%* The Stranger from ''TheBigLebowski'' does this.

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%%%* The Stranger from ''TheBigLebowski'' ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' does this.



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* Rowley Birkin QC from ''TheFastShow''.

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* Rowley Birkin QC from ''TheFastShow''.''Series/TheFastShow''.



* President Bartlet on ''TheWestWing'' had a tendency to do this, though it was more about showing off his personal knowledge than encroaching senility.

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* President Bartlet on ''TheWestWing'' ''Series/TheWestWing'' had a tendency to do this, though it was more about showing off his personal knowledge than encroaching senility.



* ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' games:
** Wendy Oldbag does these [[MotorMouth so fast]] that they're sometimes [[UnreadablyFastText unreadable]].
** Also GrumpyOldMan Victor Kudo from the third game, who, while not as bad, occasionally has trouble getting to the point in his testimony, and in one questioning sequence, the only way to get information out of him is to politely sit through his rambling.



* ''Videogame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' has one in ''The Horrible Hunger of the Ravenous Wattle Gobbler'' DLC from Grandma Flexington, the grandmother of Mister Torgue. Listening to her extremely long-winded monologue is a sidequest and a test in patience since not only can you not move away, but she'll even ask you a question to see if you were listening. Failing any of them automatically causes you to fail the quest, forcing you to start the whole thing over. Your reward is, of course, [[InflationNegation one dollar]]. Afterwards, there's a "Raid Boss Difficulty" version of the mission, where she goes on an ''even longer'' monologue, though she'll send you on a fetch quest at some point, and the reward is significantly better (a purple weapon).

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* ''Videogame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' ''Videogame/Borderlands2'' has one in ''The Horrible Hunger of the Ravenous Wattle Gobbler'' DLC from Grandma Flexington, the grandmother of Mister Torgue. Listening to her extremely long-winded monologue is a sidequest and a test in patience since not only can you not move away, but she'll even ask you a question to see if you were listening. Failing any of them automatically causes you to fail the quest, forcing you to start the whole thing over. Your reward is, of course, [[InflationNegation one dollar]]. Afterwards, there's a "Raid Boss Difficulty" version of the mission, where she goes on an ''even longer'' monologue, though she'll send you on a fetch quest at some point, and the reward is significantly better (a purple weapon).



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%%%* ''CyanideAndHappiness'' has [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/707/ this.]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0218.html #218]] ends with an old man starting, and only finishing [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0222.html four strips later]] because he gets home.

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%%%* ''CyanideAndHappiness''
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* ''VisualNovel/AceAttorney'' games:
** Wendy Oldbag does these [[MotorMouth so fast]] that they're sometimes [[UnreadablyFastText unreadable]].
** Also GrumpyOldMan Victor Kudo from the third game, who, while not as bad, occasionally
has [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/707/ this.]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0218.html #218]] ends with an old man starting,
trouble getting to the point in his testimony, and in one questioning sequence, the only finishing [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0222.html four strips later]] because he gets home.way to get information out of him is to politely sit through his rambling.



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%%%* ''Webcomic/CyanideAndHappiness'' has [[http://www.explosm.net/comics/707/ this.]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0218.html #218]] ends with an old man starting, and only finishing [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0222.html four strips later]] because he gets home.
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14th Oct '16 1:56:13 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddnEddy'' episode "Take This Ed and Shove It", Eddy imagines himself and the people around him as seniors, and Old!Edd at one point goes on a ramble transitioning from jawbreakers locked in a desk to a cat he owns or owned.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/EdEddnEddy'' ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "Take This Ed and Shove It", Eddy imagines himself and the people around him as seniors, and Old!Edd at one point goes on a ramble transitioning from jawbreakers locked in a desk to a cat he owns or owned.



* Wilbur Cobb in his appearances on ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''.

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* Wilbur Cobb in his appearances on ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''. The episode "Prehistoric Stimpy" is vased around Cobb telling the duo about fictional prehistoric creatures based on the two animals and ends with him yelling "[[NonSequitur and the kid on the top bunk]] '''[[LargeHam died!]]'''". It turns out he's a crazy old man who harasses people who go to the museum.
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.
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