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29th Jun '16 11:30:36 PM JackG
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* Literature/MikeHammer keeps bumping into a deaf man outside the DA's office, and eventually works out he's being used to pass on information on impending raids from a DirtyCop who's under surveillance.
17th Jun '16 12:48:13 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''FanFic/RosarioVampireBrightestDarkness'': As he's almost constantly listening to an [[HeadphonesEqualIsolation MP3 player]], Dark typically communicates by reading lips. A RunningGag is that he has difficulty understanding what Mizore is saying because of her [[OralFixation ever-present lollipop]].
17th Mar '16 10:14:41 PM Pichu-kun
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* Near the end of [[WhatCouldHaveBeen beta version]] of ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' [[spoiler:Shizune (who is deaf) reveals to Hisao that she's able to read lips]].
24th Feb '16 11:10:22 AM Winter
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* In ''Film/SeeNoEvilHearNoEvil'', Gene Wilder's character Dave Lyon is deaf and reads lips. However, this only works when people are facing him, which led to his retirement from acting due to missing cues when other actors turned away. He also confuses "shit" for "ship" and (Ayatollah) "Khomeini" for "comedy."
23rd Feb '16 10:11:47 PM PaulA
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* The ''{{Seinfeld}}'' episode "The Lip Reader" centered around this. Jerry was dating a deaf woman who misread his saying "six" as "sex."

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* The ''{{Seinfeld}}'' ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episode "The Lip Reader" centered around this. Jerry was dating a deaf woman who misread his saying "six" as "sex."



* In ''TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'' episode "Silent Scream", a deaf girl finds out about a Las Vegas bomb plot by reading the lips of a man in a phone booth. Of course, the woman, the Hardys, the villains, and the casino owners then spend the rest of the episode passing around the IdiotBall, but no one's perfect.

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* In ''TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'' ''Series/TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'' episode "Silent Scream", a deaf girl finds out about a Las Vegas bomb plot by reading the lips of a man in a phone booth. Of course, the woman, the Hardys, the villains, and the casino owners then spend the rest of the episode passing around the IdiotBall, but no one's perfect.booth.



* ''{{Warehouse 13}}'': Pete Lattimer can read lips because of his deaf sister. Proved useful when they used an artifact that could create soundless projections of past events.

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* ''{{Warehouse ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'': Pete Lattimer can read lips because of his deaf sister. Proved useful when they used an artifact that could create soundless projections of past events.




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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Under the Lake" features ghostly apparitions which appear to be silently speaking. Cass, one of the people trapped by the manifestation, is deaf, and is able to read their lips. It is shown not to be perfectly easy, with some words taking her several attempts to figure out.
19th Feb '16 6:02:33 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Film/WildWildWest'', one of Dr. Loveless's female assistants is the aptly-named Miss Lippenrieder, who is able to do this quite effectively with a spyglass even in darkness.
19th Feb '16 6:00:39 AM ChronoLegion
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* Done more realistically in ''Series/BurnNotice'', where Michael is trying to spy on a guy at a party. His voice-over explains that true lip reading is unreliable and is best paired with being just close enough to sort of hear the conversation and use lip reading to fill in the blanks and confirm what's heard.
28th Jan '16 3:42:35 PM eroock
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* ''Film/{{Species}}'' has a scene where Fitch says "Tomorrow Night We'll go back to the Club". Sil is in a car down the street lip reading him. She'd [[ChekhovsSkill learned to do that]] in her GlassyPrison at Fitch's lab.
3rd Jan '16 11:09:13 AM nombretomado
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* ''SoulEater'': Justin Law can read lips, which is good considering he has ear phones on most of the time.
** But he can't understand Shinigami (without removing his earphones) thanks to his mask.

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* ''SoulEater'': ''Manga/SoulEater'': Justin Law can read lips, which is good considering he has ear phones on most of the time.
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time...but he can't understand Shinigami (without removing his earphones) earphones), thanks to his mask.
28th Nov '15 11:38:43 AM nombretomado
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* In ''ThePretender'' episode "Flyer", the hero takes lip-reading lessons from a deaf woman in order to be able to figure out a conversation on a piece of surveillance footage.
* ''TheWire'' has a few scenes with a lip-reader -- Herc manages to plant a camera overlooking Marlo's preferred meeting-spot but not a microphone, so he brings one in to tell him what Marlo is saying.
* ''{{Scrubs}}'': JD zones out and tries to recreate the lip motions so that they can be read.

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* In ''ThePretender'' ''Series/ThePretender'' episode "Flyer", the hero takes lip-reading lessons from a deaf woman in order to be able to figure out a conversation on a piece of surveillance footage.
* ''TheWire'' ''Series/TheWire'' has a few scenes with a lip-reader -- Herc manages to plant a camera overlooking Marlo's preferred meeting-spot but not a microphone, so he brings one in to tell him what Marlo is saying.
* ''{{Scrubs}}'': ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': JD zones out and tries to recreate the lip motions so that they can be read.
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