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4th Apr '17 8:19:33 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Planescape}}'', the Dabus are a race of goat-horned municipal custodians who only communicate this way. There's also an Ethereal race that communicates only by creating glowing, floating words, which seems to have been created solely to spawn EpilepticTrees about the relation between the two.

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* In ''{{Planescape}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}'', the Dabus are a race of goat-horned municipal custodians who only communicate this way. There's also an Ethereal race that communicates only by creating glowing, floating words, which seems to have been created solely to spawn EpilepticTrees about the relation between the two.
27th Feb '17 11:46:24 AM WillyFourEyes
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A type of a PictorialSpeechBubble. ExpositionDiagram is often used much the same way. For this concept applied to tropes, see {{Troperithmetic}}.

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A type of a PictorialSpeechBubble. ExpositionDiagram is often used much the same way. For this concept applied to tropes, see {{Troperithmetic}}.
JustForFun/{{Troperithmetic}}.
23rd Jan '17 6:10:41 AM Morgenthaler
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[[quoteright:229:[[ComicBook/ALittleSomethingSpecial http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/unca_scrooge_rebus_bubble.gif]]]]
[[caption-width-right:229:Uncle Scrooge gives us all a lesson in Elementary Villain Arithmetic.]]

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[[caption-width-right:264:Uncle
Scrooge gives us all a lesson in Elementary Villain Arithmetic.]]
15th Dec '16 9:23:56 PM Doug86
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* In an episode of ''MyWifeAndKids'', Michael tries to help Jay study for her psychology test using what he calls "[[IncrediblyLamePun Psy-Kyle-Ogy]]", using rebus images to teach key terms (example: Lion + Shaquille O'Neill = Rorschach). This causes Jay to fail the test, so she gives him a "Psycolo-Jay" image reading "[[LysistrataGambit Booty on Lockdown]]". After Michael successfully convinces her professor to give her a retest, Jay hands him another image and walks off:

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* In an episode of ''MyWifeAndKids'', ''Series/MyWifeAndKids'', Michael tries to help Jay study for her psychology test using what he calls "[[IncrediblyLamePun Psy-Kyle-Ogy]]", using rebus images to teach key terms (example: Lion + Shaquille O'Neill = Rorschach). This causes Jay to fail the test, so she gives him a "Psycolo-Jay" image reading "[[LysistrataGambit Booty on Lockdown]]". After Michael successfully convinces her professor to give her a retest, Jay hands him another image and walks off:



* Larry Kubiac had his moment in a ''ParkerLewisCantLose'' episode involving Jerry Steiner's coat.

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* Larry Kubiac had his moment in a ''ParkerLewisCantLose'' ''Series/ParkerLewisCantLose'' episode involving Jerry Steiner's coat.
14th Oct '16 1:57:19 PM nombretomado
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* According to the first mission of ''EliteBeatAgents'', ''everything'' can be calculated to a quantity equal to "football". (American football, incidentally.)

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* According to the first mission of ''EliteBeatAgents'', ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'', ''everything'' can be calculated to a quantity equal to "football". (American football, incidentally.)
30th Sep '16 4:01:48 PM themisterfree
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* Randal Graves has one in ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'': '''Monkey + Burrito + Dying Leonardo - Burrito + (Due to the recent lawsuit by Dustin Hoffman over the alleged unauthorized use of his likeness, the face of Dustin Hoffman in Randal's cartoon brain calculation will be played by Al Pacino!) = Film/{{OUTBREAK}}!!'''

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* Randal Graves has one in ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'': '''Monkey + Burrito + Dying sickened Leonardo - Burrito + (Due to the recent lawsuit by Dustin Hoffman over the alleged unauthorized use of his likeness, the face of Dustin Hoffman in Randal's cartoon brain calculation will be played by by... Al Pacino!) = Film/{{OUTBREAK}}!!'''



* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Cartmans take on Osama bin Laden (e.g. holds up pic of rooster and lollipop) shows that the rebus can also come without solution (which the viewer adds on the fly). Of course, the gag is a nod to analogous ones on Looney Tunes.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Cartmans Cartman's take on Osama bin Laden (e.g. holds up pic of rooster and lollipop) shows that the rebus can also come without solution (which the viewer adds on the fly). Of course, the gag is a nod to analogous ones on Looney Tunes.
30th Sep '16 4:00:26 PM themisterfree
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It should be noted that this doesn't actually have very much to do with an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebus actual rebus]], which is where a word or phrase is represented by images of objects, whose names are homophones... Which, in turn, should not be confused with [[Comicbook/DoomPatrol Rebis]]. It should also not be confused with SpeakingInPanels, which shows a story in a bubble. And certainly not with [[Literature/{{Rebus}} a hard-bitten Scottish policeman]].

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It should be noted that this doesn't actually have very much to do with an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebus actual rebus]], which is where a word or phrase is represented by images of objects, whose names are homophones...homophones (they're a central part of the game show ''Series/{{Concentration}}'')... Which, in turn, should not be confused with [[Comicbook/DoomPatrol Rebis]]. It should also not be confused with SpeakingInPanels, which shows a story in a bubble. And certainly not with [[Literature/{{Rebus}} a hard-bitten Scottish policeman]].
18th Sep '16 12:55:24 PM nombretomado
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* Occasionally done in {{Archie}}. If one character thinks another is a nut, a thought bubble with a nut (of the construction-related variety) will be their only reaction. Once, Archie's and Reggie's antics were observed by a background character for a while, until she finally turned away, with a thought bubble with a screw and a baseball.

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* Occasionally done in {{Archie}}.Franchise/{{Archie|Comics}}. If one character thinks another is a nut, a thought bubble with a nut (of the construction-related variety) will be their only reaction. Once, Archie's and Reggie's antics were observed by a background character for a while, until she finally turned away, with a thought bubble with a screw and a baseball.
14th Aug '16 1:30:07 PM nombretomado
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* In the DNAngel manga there's a side story about Daisuke's birthday which uses this exclusively.

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* In the DNAngel ''Manga/DNAngel'' manga there's a side story about Daisuke's birthday which uses this exclusively.
14th Jul '16 8:21:41 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In an episode of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', Sabrina has to figure out her "family secret" before her Witch's License is approved, and is given [[http://sabrinatheteenagewitch.wikia.com/wiki/Family_Secret a rebus puzzle]] as a clue. (She solves it quickly, but the [[SecretTestOfCharacter hard part comes later...]])
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