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3rd Apr '16 4:06:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played with in TheMovie of ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'': Jack calls out for Algy, but Algy is currently pretending to be Ernest. Jack is very miffed that he must call out "Ernest" in order to get a response.
* Played with in ''BeingJohnMalkovich''. John Cusack's nerdy puppeteer Craig tries to pick up an attractive woman by guessing her name within three guesses. He then proceeds to engage in RapidFireNameGuessing by mouthing the first few sounds in many female names, using the woman's reaction to home in on the right name. He "guesses" tons of names (via eliminating anything that doesn't have the right sounds) before managing to stammer out "Mar....Mah....x....Maxine?!" She reacts by being surprised and dubious, but agrees to meet him in a bar.

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* Played with in TheMovie of ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'': ''Film/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'': Jack calls out for Algy, but Algy is currently pretending to be Ernest. Jack is very miffed that he must call out "Ernest" in order to get a response.
* Played with in ''BeingJohnMalkovich''.''Film/BeingJohnMalkovich''. John Cusack's nerdy puppeteer Craig tries to pick up an attractive woman by guessing her name within three guesses. He then proceeds to engage in RapidFireNameGuessing by mouthing the first few sounds in many female names, using the woman's reaction to home in on the right name. He "guesses" tons of names (via eliminating anything that doesn't have the right sounds) before managing to stammer out "Mar....Mah....x....Maxine?!" She reacts by being surprised and dubious, but agrees to meet him in a bar.



* From ''{{Friends}}'': Joey is confused whether he's about to go out with Angela or Andrea. Chandler gives the identifier for each, and Joey remembers that he's going out with Julie.

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* From ''{{Friends}}'': ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Joey is confused whether he's about to go out with Angela or Andrea. Chandler gives the identifier for each, and Joey remembers that he's going out with Julie.



* In the ''FatherTed'' Christmas special, Ted gets Mrs Doyle to try and guess the name of their new house guest. She spends several ''hours'' guessing before hitting on the right name. The reason? Ted ''doesn't'' know who the mysterious but over-friendly guest is, and is too embarrassed to admit it.

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* In the ''FatherTed'' ''Series/FatherTed'' Christmas special, Ted gets Mrs Doyle to try and guess the name of their new house guest. She spends several ''hours'' guessing before hitting on the right name. The reason? Ted ''doesn't'' know who the mysterious but over-friendly guest is, and is too embarrassed to admit it.
9th Mar '16 1:35:06 PM Hossmeister
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* In ''BlackBooks'', a drunk Bernard tries to guess Manny's name.

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* In ''BlackBooks'', ''Series/BlackBooks'', a drunk Bernard tries to guess Manny's name.
9th Aug '15 10:56:38 AM Prfnoff
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* Spike Jones' rendition of "My Old Flame":

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* Spike Jones' Music/SpikeJones' rendition of "My Old Flame":




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* In an extended duet version of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" recorded for a 1952 Christmas broadcast of ''The Music/BingCrosby Show for General Electric'', Ella Fitzgerald makes several unsuccessful guesses at the name of "the most famous reindeer of all":
-->"Is it Herman? Is it Sherman? Is it Hart, is it Schaffner, is it Marx perhaps?"
26th Apr '15 7:15:31 AM DrFraud
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* Spike Jones' rendition of "My Old Flame":
-->My old flame\\
I, I can't even think of her name!\\
\\
Wh-wh-wh-WHAT WAS HER NAME?\\
Doris, Laura, Chloe, Manny, Moe, Jack?\\
No, it couldn't have been Moe...
6th Mar '15 2:10:34 PM TVRulezAgain
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* PeterKay mentions this trope in his routine, and in particular about how alarming it was when his mum started going through the names of ''female'' relations before reaching his.

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* PeterKay Creator/PeterKay mentions this trope in his routine, and in particular about how alarming it was when his mum started going through the names of ''female'' relations before reaching his.



* There's a bizarre version in ''FamilyGuy'', where he seems to have actually forgotten Meg's name. He keeps running through the entire family's names until Brian tells him 'it's your son.' "Meg!"

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* There's a bizarre version in ''FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', where he seems to have actually forgotten Meg's name. He keeps running through the entire family's names until Brian tells him 'it's your son.' "Meg!"
13th Feb '15 6:38:33 PM Hvedekorn
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* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', when Cana tells Gildarts that she is his daughter, he gets completely shocked, and he falls to the ground, rambling off a list of women he's been with who could potentially be her mother. However, when he comes back to his senses, he can instantly tell who Cana's mother actually is, meaning that he just didn't think clearly out of surprise.
6th Feb '14 6:53:32 PM Andyroid
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'''Pinkie Pie''': Ooh! Ooh! More guessing games! Um . . . Pokey Smokes! How about Queen Meanie? No! Black Snooty! Black Snooty!

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'''Pinkie Pie''': [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder Ooh! Ooh! More guessing games! games!]] Um . . . Pokey Hokey Smokes! How about Queen Meanie? No! Black Snooty! Black Snooty!
** Pinkie also does this in "A Friend in Deed", trying to guess what Cranky Doodle Donkey's first initial stands for.
31st Jan '14 6:25:49 PM Merlock
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* In the ''HarryPotter'' FilkSong "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z82HH11IFEY What Kind of Name is Hermione?]]" the singers go through more than a dozen names for "that other red-haired boy" in [[TheHero Harry]] and [[TheSmartGuy Hermione]]'s group. Eventually a third voice (possibly Hermione herself) yells "''IT'S RON!''"

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* In the ''HarryPotter'' FilkSong "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z82HH11IFEY What Kind of Name is Hermione?]]" the singers go through more than a dozen names for "that other red-haired boy" in [[TheHero Harry]] and [[TheSmartGuy Hermione]]'s group. Eventually a third voice (possibly Hermione herself) yells "''IT'S RON!''"
[[ClassicalAntiHero RON]]!,''" prompting them to get back to the actual song.
31st Jan '14 6:24:51 PM Merlock
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* In the ''HarryPotter'' FilkSong "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z82HH11IFEY What Kind of Name is Hermione?]]" the singers go through more than a dozen names for "that other red-haired boy" in [[TheHero Harry]] and [[TheSmartGuy Hermione]]'s group. Eventually a third voice (possibly Hermione herself) yells "''IT'S RON!''"
4th Nov '13 2:39:45 PM nombretomado
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* [[BillCosby "Sometimes your parents get so mad at you they forget your name]]. 'Come here, Ralph -- Roquefort -- Rutabaga -- ''what is your name, boy?!'' And don't you lie to me, because you live here and ''I'll find out who you are!''"

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* [[BillCosby [[Creator/BillCosby "Sometimes your parents get so mad at you they forget your name]]. 'Come here, Ralph -- Roquefort -- Rutabaga -- ''what is your name, boy?!'' And don't you lie to me, because you live here and ''I'll find out who you are!''"
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