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30th May '16 1:18:12 AM Tamfang
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** There's also a scene where the actors get out of phase and speak each other's lines.
21st Apr '16 9:02:08 AM igordebraga
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* Also, his predecessor. During a 1987 testimony to the Tower Comission regarding the Iran-Contra affair, Ronald Reagan 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 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."
18th Mar '16 11:57:19 PM nombretomado
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* Professor Farnsworth in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' does this in an episode where they're forced to remake the climax of [[AllyMcBeal a TV show from the year 1999]].

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* Professor Farnsworth in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' does this in an episode where they're forced to remake the climax of [[AllyMcBeal [[Series/AllyMcBeal a TV show from the year 1999]].
7th Feb '16 1:57:20 PM LtFedora
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* 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.

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* ** 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.
7th Feb '16 10:57:30 AM LtFedora
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* 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.
6th Feb '16 7:48:13 PM Berrenta
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* In the ''Music/Wire'' song "Map Ref. 41°N 93°W", singer Colin Newman says "chorus:" in a conversational tone just before launching into the first chorus.

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* In the ''Music/Wire'' ''Music/{{Wire}}'' song "Map Ref. 41°N 93°W", singer Colin Newman says "chorus:" in a conversational tone just before launching into the first chorus.
31st Jan '16 12:41:22 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* In ''NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'', [[spoiler: Doctor Shake]] returns and combines this trope with RoboSpeak. "Wouldn't you agree, question mark." "Behold! Said dramatically." and "BATTLE CRY.", among other lines.

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* In ''NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'', ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'', [[spoiler: Doctor Shake]] returns and combines this trope with RoboSpeak. "Wouldn't you agree, question mark." "Behold! Said dramatically." and "BATTLE CRY.", among other lines.
21st Jan '16 7:03:03 PM nombretomado
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* 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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* StephenColbert 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]].
9th Jan '16 10:14:09 AM StFan
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* Partially justified in ''Moby Dick - Rehearsed'', as the play is meant to be, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a rehearsal of a stage production of]] ''Literature/MobyDick''. As a result, the Stage Manager reads some of the stage directions out loud to illustrate the setting to the "cast" (and audience). It doesn't stop there, though... the pompous Actor-Manager who quotes ''Theater/KingLear'' as he arrives can't help but speak the stage directions as well.

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* Partially justified in ''Moby Dick - Rehearsed'', as the play is meant to be, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a rehearsal of a stage production of]] ''Literature/MobyDick''. As a result, the Stage Manager reads some of the stage directions out loud to illustrate the setting to the "cast" (and audience). It doesn't stop there, though... the pompous Actor-Manager who quotes ''Theater/KingLear'' ''Theatre/KingLear'' as he arrives can't help but speak the stage directions as well.
9th Jan '16 2:29:49 AM foxley
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* ''Series/HorribleScience'': In "Gruesome Guts", Mark gets food poisoning and leaves Lucy to close the show while he dashes off to the toilet. She reads his closing speech from the autocue, ending by reading "Smile. Wave to camera".
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