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24th Apr '17 5:56:46 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'': In the episode "The Sweet Stench of Success", the antagonist of the episode ''tries'' to invoke this by saying that it was adoption papers that Bloo signed, not an acting contract. What makes this a subversion is that said adoption papers were never run by Fosters first and thus technically null and void.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'': In the episode "The Sweet Stench of Success", the antagonist of the episode ''tries'' to invoke this by saying that it was adoption papers that Bloo signed, not an acting contract. What makes this a subversion is that said adoption papers were never run by Fosters Foster's first and thus technically null and void.



-->'''Snidely:''' You people are gonna have to learn to read the small print.
-->'''Woman:''' I can't even read the ''large'' print.
-->'''Snidely:''' Can I help it if there was a paper shortage?

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-->'''Snidely:''' You people are gonna have to learn to read the small print.
-->'''Woman:'''
print.\\
'''Woman:'''
I can't even read the ''large'' print.
-->'''Snidely:'''
print.\\
'''Snidely:'''
Can I help it if there was a paper shortage?
23rd Apr '17 3:49:25 PM Bissek
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* In the second book of the ''Literature/AlcatrazSeries'', the keepers of the Library of Alexandria have a rather draconian lending policy - in order to get the right to check out a book, you must forfeit your soul to the library. Checking out a book (an action which they define as moving any object with text on it from its original location) is considered acceptance of their terms. It is possible to get them to explain this beforehand, but the librarians will only explain the rules of the library in their common tongue, which has been a dead language outside of the library for millennia. There are books on how to translate that language in the library, [[Catch22Dilemma but attempting to read one of them would constitute checking out a book]]. Fortunately, Alcatraz owns a set of magical spectacles that allow the wearer to understand all languages.
15th Apr '17 2:50:11 PM SAMAS
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* Spoofed in ''Anime/DogDays''. The people of Biscotti [[SummonEverymanHero summon]] Cinque Izumi to help them. When he succeeds, he learns that the summoning portal was one way and he's now stuck in this fantasy land. He's shown the summoning portal and Eclair berates him for not reading the runes explaining this before jumping through it. Cinque angrily protests that the runes are in dog language and that the portal appeared in his path while he was jumping, so there was no way he could have possibly known.

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* Spoofed in ''Anime/DogDays''. The people of Biscotti [[SummonEverymanHero summon]] Cinque Izumi to help them. When he succeeds, he learns that the summoning portal was one way and he's now stuck in this fantasy land. He's shown the summoning portal and Eclair berates him for not reading the runes InstantRunes around the edge of the portal explaining this before jumping through it. Cinque angrily protests that not only are the runes are in dog language and that ''dog language'', but the portal appeared in his path was opened underneath him while he was jumping, in the middle of a jump, so there was no way he could have possibly known.had neither the ability nor the time to read it.
26th Mar '17 7:05:34 PM JMQwilleran
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[[folder: Magazines]]
* This is a favored tool of ''Magazine/{{MAD}}''. For example, the cover of the March 2017 issue features Alfred E. Neuman holding a sign which reads in huge lettering "NO [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump TRUMP]] IN THIS ISSUE" but above this in much smaller print is "BELIEVE US - WE REALLY, ''REALLY'' WISH THERE WAS..."
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10th Mar '17 8:50:51 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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** In the short "Fool Coverage", insurance salesman WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck spends the whole cartoon trying to convince WesternAnimation/PorkyPig to purchase an accident policy offering $1 million for a black eye. After Porky agrees to sign it at the end, Daffy smugly informs him that the policy is only effective if the accident results from a stampede of elephants inside his own home between 3:55 and 4:00 pm on the Fourth of July during a hailstorm. Naturally, every one of those conditions are immediately met. Daffy then tries to slip in an extra provision that "one baby zebra" has to follow the elephants. Cue one baby zebra.

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** In the short "Fool Coverage", insurance salesman WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck spends the whole cartoon trying to convince WesternAnimation/PorkyPig to purchase an accident policy offering $1 million for a black eye. After Porky agrees to sign it at the end, Daffy smugly informs him that the policy is only effective if the accident results from a stampede of elephants inside his own home between 3:55 and 4:00 pm on the Fourth of July during a hailstorm. [[CueTheFlyingPigs Naturally, every one of those conditions are immediately met. met.]] Daffy then tries to slip in an extra provision that "one baby zebra" has to follow the elephants. Cue one baby zebra.
18th Feb '17 7:21:59 PM Vir
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* ''TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': "Scout's Dishonor" (Cartoon Network Block Party #35) had a mousy scoutmaster getting Billy to sign up for the Extreme Scouts. It's after he signs that the scoutmaster becomes a GeneralRipper. Mandy claims bossing Billy around is ''her'' privilege but the scoutmaster shows her the fine print: all rights revert to him. So Mandy adds Grim's name to the contract.

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* ''TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': "Scout's Dishonor" (Cartoon Network Block Party #35) had a mousy scoutmaster getting Billy to sign up for the Extreme Scouts. It's after he signs that the scoutmaster becomes a GeneralRipper. Mandy claims bossing Billy around is ''her'' privilege but the scoutmaster shows her the fine print: all rights revert to him. So Mandy adds Grim's name to the contract.
6th Feb '17 10:42:11 AM weirdfantasy
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* Inverted for the same effect in ''Film/StrokerAce''. Clyde Torkle's contract is so long that its bound form is larger than most phone books. That and some quick smooth talk ensures that Stroker signs it anyway, even after insisting that he read the whole thing. Torkle then spends the movie forcing Stroker through some truly embarrassing advertising gags. In addition, Torkle worded his contract so that Stroker can't race for three years if he quits. Stroker spends the rest of the movie trying to get Torkle to fire him so the clause doesn't come into effect.
30th Jan '17 5:23:49 AM Ccook1956
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* ''TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': "Scout's Dishonor" (Cartoon Network Block Party #35) had a mousy scotmaster getting Billy ti sign up for the Extreme Scouts. It's after he signs that the scoutmaster becomes a GeneralRipper. Mandy claims bossing Billy around is ''her'' privilege but the scoutmaster shows her the fine print: all rights revert to him. So Mandy adds Grim's name to the contract.

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* ''TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': "Scout's Dishonor" (Cartoon Network Block Party #35) had a mousy scotmaster scoutmaster getting Billy ti to sign up for the Extreme Scouts. It's after he signs that the scoutmaster becomes a GeneralRipper. Mandy claims bossing Billy around is ''her'' privilege but the scoutmaster shows her the fine print: all rights revert to him. So Mandy adds Grim's name to the contract.
30th Jan '17 5:23:11 AM Ccook1956
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* ''TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': "Scout's Dishonor" (Cartoon Network Block Party #35) had a mousy scotmaster getting Billy ti sign up for the Extreme Scouts. It's after he signs that the scoutmaster becomes a GeneralRipper. Mandy claims bossing Billy around is ''her'' privilege but the scoutmaster shows her the fine print: all rights revert to him. So Mandy adds Grim's name to the contract.
26th Jan '17 9:51:16 PM JMQwilleran
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[[folder: Radio]]
* Fine print is often a topic of discussion on the radio show and associated website of Clark Howard, a consumer advocate, who humorously refers to it as "mice type."
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