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6th May '18 1:50:32 AM DragonQuestZ
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This is TruthInTelevision, but in fiction it's usually PlayedForLaughs, only rarely acknowledging that this is a likely symptom of becoming senile.
6th May '18 1:46:48 AM DragonQuestZ
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There's definite TruthInTelevision here.

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There's definite TruthInTelevision here.
Compare ToMakeALongStoryShort.
18th Mar '18 7:13:55 PM nombretomado
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--> '''Mermaid Man''': Listen, kid, this reminds me of Episode 902. We were surrounded: the Kelp Thing was to our right, and there was broccoli on the side. But if there's one thing I remember, it's how to forget! The rain in Spain stays mainly on the... SPACE! The final countdown! Skip to the... skip to the... loo, my darling! Loo! ''[dramatically collapses in SpongeBob's arms]'' Now get out there, and let's finish this movie, kid.

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--> '''Mermaid Man''': Listen, kid, this reminds me of Episode 902. We were surrounded: the Kelp Thing was to our right, and there was broccoli on the side. But if there's one thing I remember, it's how to forget! The rain in Spain stays mainly on the... SPACE! The final countdown! Skip to the... skip to the... loo, my darling! Loo! ''[dramatically collapses in SpongeBob's [=SpongeBob=]'s arms]'' Now get out there, and let's finish this movie, kid.
16th Feb '18 9:03:50 PM TheCuza
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* ''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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* ''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, leave her tiny fenced-off area without failing the quest and having to start over, but she'll even ask you a question to see if you were listening. Failing any of them automatically causes you to listening, which will also fail the quest, forcing quest if you to start give the whole thing over.wrong answer. 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 although this one at least breaks up the monotony by sending you on a fetch quest at some point, partway through, and the reward is significantly better (a purple purple-rarity Torgue weapon).
11th Feb '18 10:19:20 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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The tendency of an old person to go off on a long-winded rambling speech about no subject in particular at the drop of a hat. Somehow the old man never seems to actually get boring, though for some reason he has a hard time staying on topic, mixing in admonitions of today's youth with fond recollections of the past, anecdotes about fashion, detours into politics, and pretty much any other subject imaginable.

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The tendency of an old person to go off on a long-winded rambling speech about no subject in particular at the drop of a hat. Somehow the old man never seems to actually get boring, though for some reason he has a hard time staying on topic, mixing in admonitions of today's youth with fond recollections of the past, anecdotes about fashion, detours into politics, and pretty much any other subject imaginable.
imaginable. If things get ''really'' bad, he'll start repeating himself.
11th Feb '18 10:18:15 PM i4wpuw6sh8
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** They also host a talk show and interview an elderly animator who talks for so long that they practically die of boredom. They finally decide to leave, leaving behind dummies of themselves with automatically nodding heads. The old man never notices, and even drifts off to sleep periodically only to wake up and woozily continue talking.
18th Jan '18 10:59:05 AM ftagn
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* The Last of How It Was is this, if the title didn't clue you in.

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* The ''The Last of How It Was Was'' is this, if the title didn't clue you in.
18th Jan '18 10:57:43 AM ftagn
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*The Last of How It Was is this, if the title didn't clue you in.
6th Apr '17 1:39:31 PM PDL
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'': Listening to such an old lady ramble on (and then fall asleep as she does so) is a way to skip ahead in time if you don't have the Song of Double Time, though if you manage to stay awake and listen to the whole story, you earn two Pieces of Heart out of the ordeal. The nice thing about it is that the stories she tells are actually kind of interesting and provide background on the story.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'': Listening to such an old lady ramble on (and then fall asleep as she does so) is a way to skip ahead in time if you don't have the Song of Double Time, though if you manage to stay awake and listen to the whole story, you earn two Pieces of Heart out of the ordeal. The nice thing about it is that the stories she tells are actually kind of interesting and provide background on Termina, including the story.Festival of Masks and the Four Giants that serve as Termina's guardians.
6th Apr '17 1:28:04 PM N8han11
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-->-- '''Abraham 'Grandpa' Simpson''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Last Exit to Springfield"

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-->-- '''Abraham 'Grandpa' Simpson''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Last "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E17LastExitToSpringfield Last Exit to Springfield"
Springfield]]"
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