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1st Jan '18 5:04:48 AM DaibhidC
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* In one of ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'''s many Christmas storylines, Sally is playing the part of an angel in a Nativity play. She follows her line ("Hark!") by explaining to her brother, "Then herald Angel sings." The viewer is made to think that Sally is reading stage direction, until the end where Harold Angel introduces himself to Chuck.

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* In Inverted in one of ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'''s many Christmas storylines, Sally is playing the part of an angel in a Nativity play. She follows her line ("Hark!") by explaining to her brother, "Then herald Harold Angel sings." The viewer is made to think that Sally her line is reading actually "Hark! The herald angel sings!" (as in the carol) and she's misreading this as stage direction, until the end where Harold Angel introduces himself to Chuck.
28th Dec '17 9:40:24 AM Cieloazul
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* The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy managed to read "Fin de la cita" (end quote) a total of ''nine times'' during a debate in which he was being accused of allowing corruption to grow rampant in his party. Every other party leader proceded to mock it in their speeches, and #findelacita became a brief meme.

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* The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Rajoy, who is famous for being a spectacular malaproper when giving speeches, managed to read "Fin "fin de la cita" (end quote) a total of ''nine times'' during a debate in which he was being accused of allowing corruption to grow rampant in his party. debate. Every other party leader proceded to mock it in their speeches, and #findelacita became a brief meme.meme in the Spaniard Twitter.
21st Dec '17 4:03:14 PM TwilightLord
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* Common in real life as a way for people to humorously point out the hypocrisy or irony in their statements. For example, "I do try to eat as healthily as I can, she said, reaching for another slice of pizza."
21st Dec '17 3:43:14 PM TwilightLord
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* When filming a cereal commercial in a [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail165.html sbemail]] Easter egg, [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]] actually says "Wipe my brow" while simultaneously doing just that.
** In another episode, which isn't even a ShowWithinAShow, Homestar says "Roll my eyes." in an exasperated tone, as he does so.

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* When filming a cereal commercial Many examples of this in a [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail165.html sbemail]] Easter egg, [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]] actually says "Wipe my brow" while simultaneously doing just that.
** In another episode, which isn't even a ShowWithinAShow, Homestar says "Roll my eyes." in an exasperated tone, as he does so.
''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''. The [[http://hrwiki.org/wiki/Self-Narrated_Actions wiki]] has the complete list.
16th Dec '17 5:11:29 PM Mooncalf
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** Ditto for the Glitch (an entire race of sapient robots) in ''VideoGame/{{Starbound}}''. Some of the lore implies that they aren't even aware of doing this.
14th Dec '17 11:13:26 AM rjd1922
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* Similarly, the kitchen crate description in ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney'' is "Allan please add details," likely referring to artist Allan Hansen, who never did.
13th Nov '17 2:50:56 PM RedScharlach
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* ''Theatre/{{Annie}}'' does this in the radio station scene, where Warbucks accidently reads "drop page" when going to the next page.

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* ''Theatre/{{Annie}}'' does this in the radio station scene, where Warbucks accidently accidentally reads "drop page" when going to the next page.



* ''Dog-ear'' by Sam Nolting, has Scriptreader, ( a narrator) who reads some of the stage directions. At the end of the play, the protagonists discover her, and promptly steal her script.

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* ''Dog-ear'' by Sam Nolting, has Scriptreader, ( a Scriptreader (a narrator) who reads some of the stage directions. At the end of the play, the protagonists discover her, and promptly steal her script.



(spoken)Tendency see note? \\

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(spoken)Tendency (spoken) Tendency see note? \\



* When filming a cereal commercial in a [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail165.html sbemail]] easter egg, [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]] actually says "Wipe my brow" while simultaneously doing just that.

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* When filming a cereal commercial in a [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail165.html sbemail]] easter Easter egg, [[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]] actually says "Wipe my brow" while simultaneously doing just that.



* During a 1987 testimony to the Tower Comission regarding the Iran-Contra affair, Usefulnotes/RonaldReagan read aloud from the instructions written by his aides: "If the question comes up at the Tower Board meeting, you might want to say that you were surprised."

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* During a 1987 testimony to the Tower Comission Commission regarding the Iran-Contra affair, Usefulnotes/RonaldReagan read aloud from the instructions written by his aides: "If the question comes up at the Tower Board meeting, you might want to say that you were surprised."
7th Nov '17 9:49:14 AM StFan
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** One joke based on this: Two business partners receive a telegram at their office; the new secretary begins reading it off to one of them. After hearing her say "STOP" about a half-dozen times, the other partner yells from the inner office, "[[DirtyOldMan Get your hands off her]] and let her finish!"

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** * One joke based on this: Two business partners receive a telegram at their office; the new secretary begins reading it off to one of them. After hearing her say "STOP" about a half-dozen times, the other partner yells from the inner office, "[[DirtyOldMan Get your hands off her]] and let her finish!"finish!"
* Music/BillBailey, telling a joke about the adverts for compensation lawyers:
-->"...But thanks to Claims Direct, I got £5000, look happy. Oh, hang on, £5000..." (pulls a fake smile)



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* Willy Wonka (the Johnny Depp version) in ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', probably because he hasn't had time to prepare to memorize the introduction speech he gives for the guests after his puppet show goes up in flames, reads it off of index cards, saying, "I shake you warmly by the hand," which he promptly does.
** In the book, this line is incorporated into the message printed on each Golden Ticket.

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* Willy Wonka (the Johnny Depp version) in ''Film/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'', probably because he hasn't had time to prepare to memorize the introduction speech he gives for the guests after his puppet show goes up in flames, reads it off of index cards, saying, "I shake you warmly by the hand," which he promptly does.
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does. In the book, this line is incorporated into the message printed on each Golden Ticket.



-->'''Ron Burgundy:''' You stay classy, San Diego. I'm Ron Burgundy?
-->'''Ed Harken:''' ''[slams a fist down]'' Damn it! Who typed a question mark on the teleprompter?!
* Happens in ''Film/TheSkydivers''. No, a ''character'' didn't do it, it actually happened.
** Actually a common mistake: the character Beth is with asks "Why doesn't he pull [the parachute cord]?" and she replies "Panic!" as in he's panicking and suddenly forgot how to use the parachute he's used many times prior. (A judgment call, really. The poor writing and the actress' odd delivery make it tough to be sure.)
*** The next scene clarifies it: One character asks, "Why do you suppose his chute didn't open?" The reply is, "Target fixation. [He] panicked."

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-->'''Ron Burgundy:''' You stay classy, San Diego. I'm Ron Burgundy?
-->'''Ed
Burgundy?\\
'''Ed
Harken:''' ''[slams a fist down]'' Damn it! Who typed a question mark on the teleprompter?!
* Happens in ''Film/TheSkydivers''. No, a ''character'' didn't do it, it actually happened.
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happened. Actually a common mistake: the character Beth is with asks "Why doesn't he pull [the parachute cord]?" and she replies "Panic!" as in he's panicking and suddenly forgot how to use the parachute he's used many times prior. (A judgment call, really. The poor writing and the actress' odd delivery make it tough to be sure.)
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) The next scene clarifies it: One character asks, "Why do you suppose his chute didn't open?" The reply is, "Target fixation. [He] panicked."



* Two of the militants in ''Film/BlackDynamite'' do this in their first scene. Being a parody that generally keeps the fourth wall intact (save [[VisibleBoomMic a boom mike or two]]), it might take a moment for a viewer to realize what just happened.
-->'''Militant #1:''' Militant turns around startled! Who the hell are you?
-->'''Black Dynamite:''' I'm looking for the man in charge.
-->'''Militant #2:''' Sarcastically, I'm in charge.

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* ''Film/BlackDynamite'':
**
Two of the militants in ''Film/BlackDynamite'' do this in their first scene. Being a parody that generally keeps the fourth wall intact (save [[VisibleBoomMic a boom mike or two]]), it might take a moment for a viewer to realize what just happened.
-->'''Militant --->'''Militant #1:''' Militant turns around startled! Who the hell are you?
-->'''Black
you?\\
'''Black
Dynamite:''' I'm looking for the man in charge.
-->'''Militant
charge.\\
'''Militant
#2:''' Sarcastically, I'm in charge.



-->'''Otter:''' I... state your name.
-->'''All:''' I... state your name.

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-->'''Otter:''' I... state your name.\n-->'''All:''' I... state your name.\\
'''All:''' I... state your name.



-->'''Laurentz:''' "Would that it were so simple." Trippingly.
-->'''Hobie:''' Would that it were so simple trippingly.
-->'''Laurentz:''' No, don't say "trippingly," say ''the line'' trippingly!

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-->'''Laurentz:''' "Would that it were so simple." Trippingly.
-->'''Hobie:'''
Trippingly.\\
'''Hobie:'''
Would that it were so simple trippingly.
-->'''Laurentz:'''
trippingly.\\
'''Laurentz:'''
No, don't say "trippingly," say ''the line'' trippingly!



* The Watchman's Oath in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' is taken by reading not only the directions, but each bit of punctuation. It begins "I comma square bracket [[RepeatAfterMe recruit's name]] square bracket comma...". This started as Carrot's mistake, but has apparently become tradition -- although, due to some fiddling with the timeline in ''Night Watch'', Vimes said that version before Carrot ever did.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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The Watchman's Oath in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' is taken by reading not only the directions, but each bit of punctuation. It begins "I comma square bracket [[RepeatAfterMe recruit's name]] square bracket comma...". This started as Carrot's mistake, but has apparently become tradition -- although, due to some fiddling with the timeline in ''Night Watch'', Vimes said that version before Carrot ever did.



** Almost anything official that the Watch reads will be a combination of this and severe warping of CanisLatinicus. One other example is the "Habby-Us Corpus" procedure from ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', in and around which Habby is used as a verb. Written fluency is not a common trait for Watchmen.
*** Subverted in ''Discworld/IShallWearMidnight'', where the use of "Happy-ass Corp-ass" on the part of the character is deliberate - the character in question is highly intelligent, but his sergeant considers that a dangerous thing, so he deliberately dumbs himself down.

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** Almost anything official that the Watch reads will be a combination of this and severe warping of CanisLatinicus. One other example is the "Habby-Us Corpus" procedure from ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', in and around which Habby is used as a verb. Written fluency is not a common trait for Watchmen.
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Watchmen. Subverted in ''Discworld/IShallWearMidnight'', where the use of "Happy-ass Corp-ass" on the part of the character is deliberate - -- the character in question is highly intelligent, but his sergeant considers that a dangerous thing, so he deliberately dumbs himself down.



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* Something similar to this happened in a ''Series/ThirtyRock'' episode in which Jack Donaghy was put in a sketch. In rehearsal, he read Josh's line after walking on stage, even though that line was "What's up, Mr. Donaghy?"

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* ''Series/ThirtyRock'':
**
Something similar to this happened in a ''Series/ThirtyRock'' an episode in which Jack Donaghy was put in a sketch. In rehearsal, he read Josh's line after walking on stage, even though that line was "What's up, Mr. Donaghy?"



* Newsman Ted Baxter on ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' would do this occasionally, saying out loud "Remove glasses and look at the camera".
** Also inverted, when Mary handed him an urgent news bulletin and whispered ''"read it"'' -- whereupon Ted read it silently to himself until Mary blurted ''"OUT LOUD!"''

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* Newsman Ted Baxter on ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' would will do this occasionally, saying out loud "Remove glasses and look at the camera".
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camera". Also inverted, when Mary handed hands him an urgent news bulletin and whispered whispers ''"read it"'' -- whereupon Ted read reads it silently to himself until Mary blurted blurts ''"OUT LOUD!"''



* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Under the Lake," the Doctor reads a CueCard that had been prepared for when says something insensitive word for word.
-->'''The Doctor''': I'm very sorry for your loss. I'll do all I can to solve the death of your friend/family member/pet.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Under the Lake," Lake", the Doctor reads a CueCard that had been prepared for when says something insensitive word for word.
-->'''The Doctor''': Doctor:''' I'm very sorry for your loss. I'll do all I can to solve the death of your friend/family member/pet.



** There was another UK game show from the '80s where the contestants got to be movie stars for a day and reenact famous movie scenes. They almost always read the stage directions along with their lines -- by accident of course.

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** * There was another UK game show from the '80s where the contestants got to be movie stars for a day and reenact famous movie scenes. They almost always read the stage directions along with their lines -- by accident of course.



* Seven of Nine did this on an episode of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' while reading a sample conversation the Doctor gave her to improve her interaction skills.
** Also happens in''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]]'' when the crew are stuck in the past and Picard is trying to distract the Landlady who wants to kick them out for not paying the rent. He gets her to read the part of Titania in ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'' - she reads the stage directions along with the part.
* The ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' courtroom sketch where Graham Chapman walks in as Inspector Dim of Scotland Yard and everybody says together, "Consternation! Uproar!"
** Also in the Lost World of Roiurama sketch:
-->'''Our Hero: '''Any news of Betty Bailey's expedition, Hargreaves?
-->'''Hargreaves: '''Er ... um ... er...
-->'''Our Hero:''' (through clenched teeth) [[NoFourthWall Page 9]]...
-->'''Hargreaves: '''(thumbing over page of script beneath counter) The Lost World of Roiurama.
-->'''Our Hero: '''That's my line.
-->'''Hargreaves: '''Oh, sorry. Where were they going, sir?
-->'''Our Hero: '''The Lost World of Roiurama.
-->'''Hargreaves: '''Yes sir, we've got a telegram.
-->'''Our Hero:''' Oh?
-->'''Hargreaves:''' Reads it. "Expedition superb. Weather excellent. Everything wonderful."

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* ''Franchiqse/StarTrek'':
**
Seven of Nine did does this on an episode of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' while reading a sample conversation the Doctor gave her to improve her interaction skills.
** Also happens in''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration The Next Generation]]'' when the crew are stuck in the past and Picard is trying to distract the Landlady who wants to kick them out for not paying the rent. He gets her to read the part of Titania in ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'' - -- she reads the stage directions along with the part.
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'':
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The ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' courtroom sketch where Graham Chapman walks in as Inspector Dim of Scotland Yard and everybody says together, "Consternation! Uproar!"
** Also in the Lost "Lost World of Roiurama Roiurama" sketch:
-->'''Our Hero: '''Any --->'''Our Hero:''' Any news of Betty Bailey's expedition, Hargreaves?
-->'''Hargreaves: '''Er ...
Hargreaves?\\
'''Hargreaves:''' Er ...
um ... er...
-->'''Our
er...\\
'''Our
Hero:''' (through ''[through clenched teeth) teeth]'' [[NoFourthWall Page 9]]...
-->'''Hargreaves: '''(thumbing
9]]...\\
'''Hargreaves: '''[thumbing
over page of script beneath counter) counter] The Lost World of Roiurama.
-->'''Our Hero: '''That's
Roiurama.\\
'''Our Hero:''' That's
my line.
-->'''Hargreaves: '''Oh,
line.\\
'''Hargreaves:''' Oh,
sorry. Where were they going, sir?
-->'''Our Hero: '''The Lost World of Roiurama.
-->'''Hargreaves: '''Yes sir, we've got a telegram.
-->'''Our
sir?\\
'''Our
Hero:''' Oh?
-->'''Hargreaves:'''
The Lost World of Roiurama.\\
'''Hargreaves:''' Yes sir, we've got a telegram.\\
'''Our Hero:''' Oh?\\
'''Hargreaves:'''
Reads it. "Expedition superb. Weather excellent. Everything wonderful."



-->'''Leader''': "I, [state your name].."
-->'''Response''': "I, state your name.."
** A variation of this occurs where the original person says their actual name, and the response includes this name instead of the person or people's actual names.
** On ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', toward the end of "The Indestructible Man", when Joel, Servo and Crow agreed to sign an affidavit stating they would no longer make any [[DonutMessWithACop jokes about cops eating donuts]], Crow and Servo do the "I, state your name" joke, much to Joel's chagrin.

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-->'''Leader''': -->'''Leader:''' "I, [state your name].."\\
'''Response:''' "I, state your name..
"
-->'''Response''': "I, state your name.."
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:: A variation of this occurs where the original person says their actual name, and the response includes this name instead of the person or people's actual names.
** * On ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', toward the end of "The Indestructible Man", when Joel, Servo and Crow agreed to sign an affidavit stating they would no longer make any [[DonutMessWithACop jokes about cops eating donuts]], Crow and Servo do the "I, state your name" joke, much to Joel's chagrin. chagrin.



--> '''Caroline''':”As the curtain descends far too early on this brilliant career, we remember the artist, Richard Karinsky. Indicate my body.”(she realises her mistake) “[[LastSecondWordSwap …of work.]]”(she indicates his paintings)
* ''Series/ICarly'': In ''iBloop'' (A combination of AdamWesting and blooper reel ClipShow), Reed Alexander (Nevel's actor) messes up his line by doing this.
--> '''Nevel:''' THIS IS A MOCKERY! EAT POPCORN!

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--> '''Caroline''':”As -->'''Caroline:''' As the curtain descends far too early on this brilliant career, we remember the artist, Richard Karinsky. Indicate my body.”(she realises ''[she realizes her mistake) “[[LastSecondWordSwap …of mistake]'' [[LastSecondWordSwap ...of work.]]”(she ]] ''[she indicates his paintings)
paintings]''
* ''Series/ICarly'': In ''iBloop'' (A "iBloop" (a combination of AdamWesting and blooper reel ClipShow), Reed Alexander (Nevel's actor) messes up his line by doing this.
--> '''Nevel:''' -->'''Nevel:''' THIS IS A MOCKERY! EAT POPCORN!



-->'''Dean-as-Jensen-as-Dean:''' Dean, grimly..."And yet somehow you got no problem with it!"

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-->'''Dean-as-Jensen-as-Dean:''' Dean, grimly... "And yet somehow you got no problem with it!"



* ''[[Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys Hercules]]'' has an example where Kevin Sorbo accidentally does [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O1hM-k3aUY exactly this]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p53iqTPLt_E Sorbo himself]] claims this was NOT the case but rather was an ad-lib referencing ''A Fish Called Wanda''.

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* ''[[Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys Hercules]]'' ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' has an example where Kevin Sorbo accidentally does [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O1hM-k3aUY exactly this]].
**
this]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p53iqTPLt_E Sorbo himself]] claims this was NOT the case but rather was an ad-lib referencing ''A Fish Called Wanda''.



--> "Wayne. That's right, Brad! Dot dot dot..."

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--> "Wayne.-->'''Wayne:''' Wayne. That's right, Brad! Dot dot dot..."



--> '''Hugh Dennis:''' Unlike other party leaders I could mention, I am not a slave to the autocue. Smile, pause, applause.

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--> '''Hugh -->'''Hugh Dennis:''' Unlike other party leaders I could mention, I am not a slave to the autocue. Smile, pause, applause.



-->"I shall marry the handsome over." (''Looks confused then turns the page.'') "Prince."
* On ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'', Willow frequently did this along with SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud.

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-->"I -->'''George:''' I shall marry the handsome over." (''Looks over. ''[looks confused then turns the page.'') "Prince."
page]'' Prince.
* On ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'', ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Willow frequently did this along with SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud.



* In the ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' episode ''April Fool's Blank'', both Ariana Grande and Elizabeth Gillies did it during a parody of "The Wizard of Oz."
-->'''Cat (as Dorothy):''' (''after hitting her head against a bathroom stall'') Concussion.

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* ''Series/{{Victorious}}'':
**
In the ''Series/{{Victorious}}'' episode ''April "April Fool's Blank'', Blank", both Ariana Grande and Elizabeth Gillies did it during a parody of "The ''The Wizard of Oz."
-->'''Cat
Oz''.
--->'''Cat
(as Dorothy):''' (''after ''[after hitting her head against a bathroom stall'') stall]'' Concussion.



-->'''Jade (as the Wicked Witch):''' The witch sneers at Dorothy,... then exits.
-->'''Cat (as Dorothy):''' Oh my goodness. She spoke her stage directions.

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-->'''Jade --->'''Jade (as the Wicked Witch):''' The witch sneers at Dorothy,... then exits.
-->'''Cat
exits.\\
'''Cat
(as Dorothy):''' Oh my goodness. She spoke her stage directions.



--> '''London:''' Welcome to Cluck Bucket, may I take your order? Take finger off talk button... oh.
--> ...Will there be anything else? Suggest whatever's getting cold! *Car drives away*

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--> '''London:''' -->'''London:''' Welcome to Cluck Bucket, may I take your order? Take finger off talk button... oh.
--> ...
oh.\\
...
Will there be anything else? Suggest whatever's getting cold! *Car drives away*



* Happens to Creator/DanAykroyd in a season 3 episode of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' during a ''Weekend Update'' sketch. And unlike some examples on here, this was unintentional.
** The opening to a 2005 episode with Creator/CatherineZetaJones featured this. President Bush tries to put a positive spin on the situation in Iraq, but the soldiers are reading the directions on their cue cards. One of the soldiers is forcibly removed when he refuses to play along.
-->'''Captain:''' Hello. Wow! I'm thrilled to speak to you. ''Smile At Camera.'' It's moments like these, that I just have to speak from the heart. ''Point To Chest.'' Everything in Iraq is going as expected. Well, that's great to hear, Captain.
-->'''President Bush:''' ''(chuckles nervously)'' Well, that's great to hear, Captain.

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'':
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Happens to Creator/DanAykroyd in a season 3 episode of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' during a ''Weekend Update'' "Weekend Update" sketch. And unlike some examples on here, this was unintentional.
** The opening to a 2005 episode with Creator/CatherineZetaJones featured this. President Bush tries to put a positive spin on the situation in Iraq, but the soldiers are reading the directions on their cue cards. One of the soldiers is forcibly removed when he refuses to play along.
along.
-->'''Captain:''' Hello. Wow! I'm thrilled to speak to you. ''Smile At Camera.'' It's moments like these, that I just have to speak from the heart. ''Point To Chest.'' Everything in Iraq is going as expected. Well, that's great to hear, Captain.
-->'''President Bush:''' ''(chuckles nervously)''
Well, that's great to hear, Captain.\\
'''President Bush:''' ''[chuckles nervously]'' Well, that's great to hear, Captain.



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* Music/BillBailey, telling a joke about the adverts for compensation lawyers:
-->"...But thanks to Claims Direct, I got £5000, look happy. Oh, hang on, £5000..." (pulls a fake smile)
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21st Oct '17 7:09:05 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Invoked in Music/TheLonelyIsland's "Japan", in which the band frequently describe what they'd be doing in the proposed music video for the song as part of a blatant attempt to fund a really expensive holiday to Japan and get their label to pay for it.
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* Creator/StephenColbert did this during one of his short transition segments between ''Series/TheDailyShow'' and ''Series/TheColbertReport''. [[http://www.nofactzone.net/?p=1912 Here is the story]] and [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-july-24-2007/so-close here is the actual toss]].

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* Creator/StephenColbert did this during one of his short transition segments between ''Series/TheDailyShow'' and ''Series/TheColbertReport''. [[http://www.nofactzone.net/?p=1912 Here is the story]] and [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-july-24-2007/so-close cc.com/video-clips/0l6jrk/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-so-close here is the actual toss]].toss]] (episode: 24 July 2007).
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