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3rd May '17 7:13:06 PM PaulA
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* WilliamGibson's short story ''Johnny Mnemonic'' features Jones, a drug-addicted cyborg dolphin who communicates through a panel of christmas lights and lives in an amusement park after being retired from the Navy. He uses his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SQUID SQUID]] implant to help Johnny extract the stolen Yakuza data in his head in exchange for a shot of good shit.

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* WilliamGibson's Creator/WilliamGibson's short story ''Johnny Mnemonic'' "Johnny Mnemonic" features Jones, a drug-addicted cyborg dolphin who communicates through a panel of christmas lights and lives in an amusement park after being retired from the Navy. He uses his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SQUID SQUID]] implant to help Johnny extract the stolen Yakuza data in his head in exchange for a shot of good shit.
2nd May '17 5:24:43 PM ElSquibbonator
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Note that examples of AnimalTalk, or stories taking place in a WorldOfFunnyAnimals, don't count. Even then, whales and dolphins are likely to be portrayed as [[AnimalStereotypes smarter on average]] than other species or as TheSmartGuy in an ensemble cast.

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Note that examples of AnimalTalk, or stories taking place in a WorldOfFunnyAnimals, don't count. Even then, however, whales and dolphins are likely to be portrayed as [[AnimalStereotypes smarter on average]] than other species or as TheSmartGuy in an ensemble cast.
27th Apr '17 11:19:28 AM Golondrina
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* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' had occasional appearances by [[OrsonWelles Orson Whales]], who had the same voice as [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain Brain]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' had occasional appearances by [[OrsonWelles [[Creator/OrsonWelles Orson Whales]], who had the same voice as [[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain Brain]].
26th Apr '17 1:01:36 AM PaulA
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* Subverted in Creator/AlanDeanFoster's ''Literature/{{Spellsinger}}'' series: in a world where ''every'' species of mammal or bird is intelligent, dolphins are essentially a bunch of slackers, whose only interest in land-goers is the chance to swap dirty jokes.
** His ''Literature/HumanxCommonwealth'' series plays this one straight, with Earth's cetaceans being given their own [[SingleBiomePlanet ocean-covered world]] to inhabit as reparations for centuries of hunting and pollution. The baleen whales are more slow-witted, the dolphins more involved with humans, and the sperm whales are aloof but brilliant [[spoiler: with PsychicPowers]].

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* Subverted in Creator/AlanDeanFoster's works:
** Subverted in the
''Literature/{{Spellsinger}}'' series: in a world where ''every'' species of mammal or bird is intelligent, dolphins are essentially a bunch of slackers, whose only interest in land-goers is the chance to swap dirty jokes.
** His ''Literature/HumanxCommonwealth'' series plays this one straight, with Earth's cetaceans being given their own [[SingleBiomePlanet ocean-covered world]] to inhabit as reparations for centuries of hunting and pollution. The baleen whales are more slow-witted, the dolphins more involved with humans, and the sperm whales are aloof but brilliant [[spoiler: with [[spoiler:with PsychicPowers]].
19th Apr '17 12:11:03 AM Ryulong
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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' had a program that both trained dolphins to help on missions and taught humans to speak dolphin, but it turns out all they want to do is talk about fish. Even after the titular CIA agent's son is rescued by them at the end of the episode he just ends up getting pissed off because the dolphins won't shut up about mackerel.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' had reveals the CIA has a program that both trained trains dolphins to help on missions and taught in turn they teach humans to speak dolphin, which Steve has picked up after years of being brought to the lab by Stan. Stan believes this is neat, but it turns out Steve complains that all they want to do is dolphins ever talk about is fish. Even after Later in the titular CIA agent's son is rescued by them at episode, this ability comes in handy for Steve, as he asks dolphins to save him, but in the end of the episode he just ends up getting pissed off because the dolphins won't shut up about mackerel.
9th Apr '17 6:22:53 PM nombretomado
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* One episode of TheUprightCitizensBrigade included a sketch at a town hall meeting where one concerned mother (played by AmyPoehler) wanted the issue of dolphin-centric questions on the SATs addressed. She reads several examples of questions involving detailed knowledge of marine life and species and argues that it wasn't fair to human children. Eventually they bring in a dolphin in a tank with a dolphin-to-human translator device, and he proceeds to insult all of them with some really filthy smack talk.

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* One episode of TheUprightCitizensBrigade included a sketch at a town hall meeting where one concerned mother (played by AmyPoehler) wanted the issue of dolphin-centric questions on the SATs UsefulNotes/SATs addressed. She reads several examples of questions involving detailed knowledge of marine life and species and argues that it wasn't fair to human children. Eventually they bring in a dolphin in a tank with a dolphin-to-human translator device, and he proceeds to insult all of them with some really filthy smack talk.
2nd Apr '17 9:20:38 AM ElSquibbonator
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Note that examples of AnimalTalk, or stories taking place in a WorldOf FunnyAnimals, don't count. Even then, whales and dolphins are likely to be portrayed as [[AnimalStereotypes smarter on average]] than other species or as TheSmartGuy in an ensemble cast.

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Note that examples of AnimalTalk, or stories taking place in a WorldOf FunnyAnimals, WorldOfFunnyAnimals, don't count. Even then, whales and dolphins are likely to be portrayed as [[AnimalStereotypes smarter on average]] than other species or as TheSmartGuy in an ensemble cast.
2nd Apr '17 9:20:23 AM ElSquibbonator
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Note that examples of AnimalTalk (dolphins talking to other equally-sapient animals) don't count, although in such cases they may well be portrayed as [[AnimalStereotypes significantly more clever than most other animals.]]

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Note that examples of AnimalTalk (dolphins talking to other equally-sapient animals) AnimalTalk, or stories taking place in a WorldOf FunnyAnimals, don't count, although in such cases they may well count. Even then, whales and dolphins are likely to be portrayed as [[AnimalStereotypes significantly more clever smarter on average]] than most other animals.]]
species or as TheSmartGuy in an ensemble cast.
31st Mar '17 3:29:53 PM nombretomado
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* Dolphins were one the earliest animal species to be uplifted, or 'provolved' to sentience in ''OrionsArm''. They are quite common, living on water worlds and habitats all over the terragen sphere.

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* Dolphins were one the earliest animal species to be uplifted, or 'provolved' to sentience in ''OrionsArm''.''WebOriginal/OrionsArm''. They are quite common, living on water worlds and habitats all over the terragen sphere.
12th Mar '17 2:30:13 PM nombretomado
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* {{Mortasheen}} has [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/dolfury.htm Dolfury]] and the vampire narwhal [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/narwight.htm Narwight]], which happens to be one of the smarter Vampires in the setting.


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* WebOriginal/{{Mortasheen}} has [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/dolfury.htm Dolfury]] and the vampire narwhal [[http://www.bogleech.com/mortasheen/narwight.htm Narwight]], which happens to be one of the smarter Vampires in the setting.
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