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18th Sep '17 3:46:39 PM StarTropes
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See also LetMeGetThisStraight. If you can hear both sides, it's ParrotExposition. A close relative of VoiceForTheVoiceless. Compare SoundingItOut for this trope applied to written documents.

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See also LetMeGetThisStraight. Also see RepeatToConfirm as one way this can be {{justified}}. If you can hear both sides, it's ParrotExposition. A close relative of VoiceForTheVoiceless. Compare SoundingItOut for this trope applied to written documents.
31st Jul '17 7:54:15 PM elle1072
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** In a non-telephone example, this is often seen in many of ''Series/TheOfficeUS'''s confessionals with the characters. It's common for them to repeat what the in-universe's showrunners asked them before answering or reacting. Such as Jim's "Do I think I'll be invited to the wedding?" or Dwight's "Am I upset that I wasn't invited to Michael's dinner party?"
3rd Jun '17 10:57:01 AM Codefreak5
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* In a subversion of this trope, a strategy for players of ''[[VideoGame/PAYDAY2 PAYDAY 2]]'' in Rats, Day 1, is to repeat what [[MissionControl Bain]] says to confirm the orders needed to be carried out. Sometimes Bain will say conflicting things which will royally screw up the mission.

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* In a subversion variation of this trope, a strategy for players of ''[[VideoGame/PAYDAY2 PAYDAY 2]]'' ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'' in Rats, Rats Day 1, 1 is to repeat what [[MissionControl Bain]] says to confirm the orders needed to be carried out. Sometimes Bain will say give conflicting things information to players, which will royally screw up the mission.mission if followed.
13th May '17 7:14:09 PM MasamiPhoenix
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* Most exchanges between Rocket and Groot in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' involve Rocket reiterating what his partner said, because all the audience can hear is "I am Groot".

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* Most exchanges between Rocket and Groot in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' involve Rocket reiterating what his partner said, because all the audience can hear is "I am Groot". This is toned down in the second movie where they mostly let you infer what Groot said via context, or else he's explicitly translating for somebody (usually Yondu) who doesn't understand Groot.
1st May '17 4:16:10 PM Roo
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-->"Could I have a word with your auntie babysitter? -- Two more babysitters have arrived? Speak up, I can't hear you in that noise... ''Ten'' more babysitters?! Whu-Were they all ''aunties''? ...Five uncles. '''Five'' uncles ...oy. Um, listen, Mum and Dad might be home a little earlier than they thought, because -- yes, I'm fine; hello, hello. Hello, hello. Yes, Mum's doing fine too. Hello, hello. Listen, can you fetch that babys-- yes, but -- Okay, but if she's asleep in your bed, you can wake her up, can't you? ''What just fell down and broke there!'' I asked you what fell down and broke, answer me when I ask you! ...Yes?! ''AND WHO GAVE YOU THAT BOOZE?''"

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-->"Could I have a word with your auntie babysitter? -- Two more babysitters have arrived? Speak up, I can't hear you in that noise... ''Ten'' more babysitters?! Whu-Were they all ''aunties''? ...Five uncles. '''Five'' uncles ...oy. Um, listen, Mum and Dad might be home a little earlier than they thought, because -- yes, I'm fine; hello, hello. Hello, hello. Yes, Mum's doing fine too. Hello, hello. Listen, can you fetch that babys-- yes, but -- Okay, but if she's asleep in your bed, you can wake her up, can't you? ''What just fell down and broke there!'' I asked you what fell down and broke, answer me when I ask you! ...Yes?! ''AND WHO GAVE YOU THAT BOOZE?''"BOOZE?'' Get that babysitter on the phone right now, I want a word with her... Yes, I'm fine, hello hello!!"
1st May '17 4:12:23 PM Roo
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* Norwegian comedian Rolv Wesenlund had an act where he pretended to call his babysitter at home to check that everything's okay with his young son. The young son is the one who answers the phone, and through Wesenlund's half of the dialogue the audience learns that the babysitter probably isn't very reliable, and that his son is weirdly obsessed with saying "hello, hello" at random times when talking on the phone:
-->"Could I have a word with your auntie babysitter? -- Two more babysitters have arrived? Speak up, I can't hear you in that noise... ''Ten'' more babysitters?! Whu-Were they all ''aunties''? ...Five uncles. '''Five'' uncles ...oy. Um, listen, Mum and Dad might be home a little earlier than they thought, because -- yes, I'm fine; hello, hello. Hello, hello. Yes, Mum's doing fine too. Hello, hello. Listen, can you fetch that babys-- yes, but -- Okay, but if she's asleep in your bed, you can wake her up, can't you? ''What just fell down and broke there!'' I asked you what fell down and broke, answer me when I ask you! ...Yes?! ''AND WHO GAVE YOU THAT BOOZE?''"
30th Apr '17 2:51:40 PM nombretomado
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* Anything Creator/HannaBarbera uses this. ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'', ''TopCat'', you name it. On ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'', Dick Dastardly usually translates the General's phone calls in this manner. Actually averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch'' episode "The Bear Who Came To Dinner." Botch calls Peevly from a pay phone at a drive-in theater to snitch on the bears, and the conversation switches scenes between the two callers.

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* Anything Creator/HannaBarbera uses this. ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'', ''TopCat'', ''WesternAnimation/TopCat'', you name it. On ''WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines'', Dick Dastardly usually translates the General's phone calls in this manner. Actually averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch'' episode "The Bear Who Came To Dinner." Botch calls Peevly from a pay phone at a drive-in theater to snitch on the bears, and the conversation switches scenes between the two callers.
24th Apr '17 11:06:54 PM RandomnessUnlimited
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Frequently done with [[TheUnintelligible Quack Quack]], [[MeaningfulName who can only speak in "quacks"]]. One of the other characters will repeat what he said in English (for example, "What do you mean, [insert statement here]?").
24th Feb '17 11:53:02 AM Lloigor
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* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' has this when Fix-It Felix Jr. talks to Q-Bert [[SpeakingSimlish in Q-Bertese]] about what happened to Ralph. For the benefit of the audience, the conversation ends with Felix's shocked shout of "Ralph's gone Turbo?!" Also justified in that there were other people accompanying Felix and they couldn't understand what Q-Bert is saying.

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* ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' has this when Fix-It Felix Jr. talks to Q-Bert [[SpeakingSimlish in Q-Bertese]] about what happened to Ralph. For the benefit of the audience, the conversation ends with Felix's shocked shout of "Ralph's gone Turbo?!" Also justified in that there were other people accompanying Felix and they couldn't understand what Q-Bert is was saying.
5th Jan '17 9:26:46 PM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* In ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'', Di Lung reiterates everything the Evil Empress (who only speaks in Chinese) say in English, even when they are alone.
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