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9th Jun '16 2:32:39 AM PaulA
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* There is often one character who can understand [[Literature/{{Discworld}} The Librarian]] and who will repeat things so the reader (and other characters) understand, but sometimes he needs to resort to charades. Likewise with the Death of Rats (usually the Raven).

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* There In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels, there is often one character who can understand [[Literature/{{Discworld}} The Librarian]] the Librarian (who speaks no human language) and who will repeat things so the reader (and other characters) understand, but sometimes he needs to resort to charades. Likewise with the Death of Rats (usually (whose interpreter is usually the Raven).


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* In ''Literature/TheSerialMurders'', a notorious feature of the ShowWithinTheShow ''The Northern Barstows'' is that whenever something happens that the writers couldn't afford, couldn't fit, or just couldn't be bothered to show on screen, they deliver the necessary exposition by writing a scene in which Ben Barstow receives a phone call telling him all about it -- or rather, stands with a phone to his ear "repeating" the information for the benefit of the audience. "Morrie's Boom-Boom Room Hot Spot has burned down t' the ground? In a mysterious fire t' police say might well be arson? Eeh, I'm right astonished!"


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* Done in a revealingly inconsistent way in the ''Series/EnemyAtTheDoor'' episode "V for Victory". In one scene, Kluge takes a telephone report from an underling with a minimum of repetition, then immediately discusses the report with a colleague, letting the audience in on the details that way. In a later scene in the same episode, Kluge receives another telephone report with no colleagues handy, and this time the trope is played straight.
8th Jun '16 7:46:35 AM sheika
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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' used and abused of this trope. It gets pretty silly.
27th May '16 1:00:34 AM Kid
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* Common in call centers, especially for stuff like numbers or a tricky spelling. The "high-risk" example" given above also applies in that many call center operators will repeat or at least paraphrase the caller's description of the issue that prompted the call. This can be useful to ensure the operator correctly understands the matter and will not waste time (especially in a call center with strict metrics for call handle times and such) attempting to solve the wrong problem.

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* Common in call centers, especially for stuff like numbers or a tricky spelling. The "high-risk" example" example given above also applies in that many call center operators will repeat or at least paraphrase the caller's description of the issue that prompted the call. This can be useful to ensure the operator correctly understands the matter and will not waste time (especially in a call center with strict metrics for call handle times and such) attempting to solve the wrong problem.
27th May '16 12:52:46 AM Kid
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* Done in ''TheGigglerTreatment'' with baby Kayla, who can only say "Aba", but her family loves her so much they always know what she means. Much of the time whoever's talking to her will repeat what she says so the reader understands.

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* Done in ''TheGigglerTreatment'' ''The Giggler Treatment'' with baby Kayla, who can only say "Aba", but her family loves her so much they always know what she means. Much of the time whoever's talking to her will repeat what she says so the reader understands.
27th May '16 12:52:32 AM Kid
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* Done in ''TheGigglerTreatment'' with baby Kayla, who can only say "Aba", but her family loves her so much they always know what she means. Much of the time whoever's talking to her will repeat what she says so the reader understands.
27th May '16 12:49:32 AM Kid
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* ''Series/StElsewhere'': "Now, Mrs. Stevens, I'm sure your daughter-in-law isn't really a witch... uh, you say you saw the sofa levitating?"]]

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* ''Series/StElsewhere'': "Now, Mrs. Stevens, I'm sure your daughter-in-law isn't really a witch... uh, you say you saw the sofa levitating?"]]levitating?"
27th May '16 12:47:59 AM Kid
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* [[NewhartPhonecall One-sided telephone conversations]] were a staple of Bob Newhart's standup act, long before he had even one television show. ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow'' contains [[OncePerEpisode one in practically every episode]], and it was a RunningGag in ''Series/{{Newhart}}'' as well. Newhart himself tried to avoid this as much as possible in his stand-up act because he believed much of the fun for the audience was imagining what the guy on the other end of the line was saying.) For example, his Walter Raleigh routine:

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* [[NewhartPhonecall One-sided telephone conversations]] were a staple of Bob Newhart's standup act, long before he had even one television show. ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow'' contains [[OncePerEpisode one in practically every episode]], and it was a RunningGag in ''Series/{{Newhart}}'' as well. Newhart himself tried to avoid this as much as possible in his stand-up act because he believed much of the fun for the audience was imagining what the guy on the other end of the line was saying.) For example, his Walter Raleigh routine:
27th Mar '16 10:55:28 AM SteveMB
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* Occurs on and off during the conversation between President Muffley and Premier Kisov in ''Film/DrStrangelove'':

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* Occurs on and off during the conversation between President Muffley and Premier Kisov in ''Film/DrStrangelove'':''Film/DrStrangelove'' as Muffley tries to nudge the conversation back on [[ApocalypseHow topic]] after Kisov's [[VodkaDrunkenski drunken digressions]]:
11th Mar '16 7:24:26 PM Kartoonkid95
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-->-- '''Homer Simpson''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

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-->-- '''Homer Simpson''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Bart-Mangled Banner"
23rd Feb '16 5:41:30 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''"You want us to tell our side of the story? You'll see us tomorrow? [[TVTelephoneEtiquette Goodbye?]] [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud Dial tone?]]"''

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->''"You want us to tell our side of the story? You'll see us tomorrow? [[TVTelephoneEtiquette Goodbye?]] [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud Goodbye? Dial tone?]]"''tone?"''
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