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13th May '18 11:42:43 PM MikeW
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** Actually, this is a constant in Creator/PeterDavid and his works. Almost any of his comics will have at least a few scenes of a character explaining a bizarre event or action with the utter truth and isn't believed one bit.
9th May '18 4:44:55 AM azbyc15243
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* At the end of the Literature/SherlockHolmes story "The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton", [[InspectorLestrade Lestrade]] comes and gives Holmes a description of one of the men seen fleeing Milverton's residence the night he was murdered. Holmes laughs at the vagueness of the description and declines to take the case. "Why, that might even be a description of Watson..." [[spoiler:They witnessed his murder by a noblewoman of high standing, having broken in for information in the first place.]]

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* At the end of the Literature/SherlockHolmes story "The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton", [[InspectorLestrade Lestrade]] comes and gives Holmes a description of one of the men seen fleeing Milverton's residence the night he was murdered. Holmes laughs at the vagueness of the description and declines to take the case. "Why, that might even be a description of Watson..." [[spoiler:They [[spoiler:Holmes and Watson had broken into Milverton's house to destroy his blackmail material, during which they witnessed his murder by a noblewoman of high standing, having broken in for information in standing. They then fled, with Watson nearly getting caught by a servant (hence the first place.description).]]
23rd Apr '18 10:24:28 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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'''We advise you to [[DontTryThisAtHome never try this]] in RealLife, particularly if you are being questioned by police.''' The world can be more GenreSavvy than TV seems to think; in some cases, the authorities in question are ''legally obligated'' to take anything you say at face value and act accordingly.

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'''We advise you to [[DontTryThisAtHome never try this]] in RealLife, particularly if you are being questioned by police.''' The world can be more GenreSavvy than TV seems to think; in In some cases, the authorities in question are ''legally obligated'' to take anything you say at face value and act accordingly.



** Robin makes a remark in a "sarcastic" tone of voice about how she used to be in a relationship with Barney and still has feelings for him. Lily says that she has [[GenreSavvy noticed]] that Robin has made many sarcastic confessions in the past, and she gives herself away by using this same distinctive tone of voice every time. Then we see a {{Montage}} of several such incidents, things like Robin [[GuiltyPleasures wishing]] the Music/SpiceGirls [[GuiltyPleasures would get back together]].

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** Robin makes a remark in a "sarcastic" tone of voice about how she used to be in a relationship with Barney and still has feelings for him. Lily says that she has [[GenreSavvy noticed]] noticed that Robin has made many sarcastic confessions in the past, and she gives herself away by using this same distinctive tone of voice every time. Then we see a {{Montage}} of several such incidents, things like Robin [[GuiltyPleasures wishing]] the Music/SpiceGirls [[GuiltyPleasures would get back together]].



* While the above warning that this doesn't work as well in RealLife is true, [[AdultsAreUseless teachers]] and [[ParentalObliviousness parents]] seem to be [[GenreBlind more susceptible to it]]. Or were at some point. Perhaps it has something to do with that stage where NotNowKid is in effect and kids have [[GenreSavvy realized it]]. Given TroperDemographics, we still don't advise it.

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* While the above warning that this doesn't work as well in RealLife is true, [[AdultsAreUseless teachers]] and [[ParentalObliviousness parents]] seem to be [[GenreBlind more susceptible to it]]. Or were at some point. Perhaps it has something to do with that stage where NotNowKid is in effect and kids have [[GenreSavvy realized it]].it. Given TroperDemographics, we still don't advise it.
21st Apr '18 2:01:19 PM LavonPapillon1
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* ''Fanfic/LadybugInAHalfShell'': When Chloe [[spoiler:accidentally kisses Casey Jone's cheek thinking he was Adrien]], Nino was holding Donatello’s camera, capturing all of it. He tells her that the footage has already uploaded to his computer and he was already emailing it to her entire class. When she demands to know where he lives to that she can sue him properly, Casey Jones tells her where Donatello lives knowing that she won’t believe him.
21st Mar '18 8:59:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TheOffice'':

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* ''Series/TheOffice'':''Series/{{The Office|US}}'':
15th Mar '18 1:07:05 PM ChaoticNovelist
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The protagonists are all trying to hold up the {{Masquerade}}, but the NosyNeighbor is [[SecretChaser sniffing around]], trying to figure out the secret. They won't settle for the standard excuses, and you can't convincingly make up something new on the spot. What's a SecretKeeper to do?

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The protagonists MainCharacters are all trying to hold up the {{Masquerade}}, but the NosyNeighbor is [[SecretChaser sniffing around]], trying to figure out the secret. They won't settle for the standard excuses, and you can't convincingly make up something new on the spot. What's a SecretKeeper to do?



Occasionally results in the trope user being hurt that no-one believes that he/she could have done what they sarcastically confessed to. Can also be used to lampshade the absurdity of the plot or setting.

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Occasionally results in the trope user being hurt that no-one believes that he/she could have done what they sarcastically confessed to. Can It can also be used to lampshade the absurdity of the plot or setting.



* ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'' has a scene where the main character meets [[HotScoop Scarlet]] for the first time. They engage in small talk, and when she asks what you do for a living, one option is to admit you're a spy, which Mike does [[DeadpanSnarker in his usual tone of voice]]. Naturally, she doesn't believe you.

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* ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'' has a scene where the main character meets [[HotScoop Scarlet]] Scarlet for the first time. They engage in small talk, and when she asks what you do Mike does for a living, one option is to admit you're a spy, which Mike does [[DeadpanSnarker in his usual tone of voice]]. Naturally, she doesn't believe you.him.



* Happens in ''VideoGame/Persona4'' during the King's Game incident, when Naoto attempts to coerce the team into revealing their involvement in the serial murder case. A drunk Yukiko and Rise proceed to explain that whenever the culprit throws someone into the TV, they go in and "Beat the crap outta Shadows with [their] Personas." Naturally, Naoto doesn't buy such an obvious lie for a second. [[spoiler:She changes her tune when she gets thrown in.]] Side note: how the hell they managed to get drunk off non-alcoholic drinks is something we will never know.

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* Happens in ''VideoGame/Persona4'' during the King's Game incident, when Naoto attempts to coerce the team TheTeam into revealing their involvement in the serial murder case. A drunk Yukiko and Rise proceed to explain that whenever the culprit throws someone into the TV, they go in and "Beat the crap outta Shadows with [their] Personas." Naturally, Naoto doesn't buy such an obvious lie for a second. [[spoiler:She changes her tune when she gets thrown in.]] Side note: how the hell they managed to get drunk off non-alcoholic drinks is something we will never know.



* Basic premise of the Comet, the tabloid newspaper for which our protagonists work in ''Webcomic/ScandalSheet'' As Detweiler, the editor-in-chief, puts it, "We operate on two principles. First, that the most artistic way to lie is to tell the truth so unconvincingly that people are sure you are lying, and second, the best place to hide a needle isn't a haystack -- it's a [[NeedleInANeedleStack big pile of other needles]]." As it turns out, [[spoiler: the Comet actually employs a sasquatch named Phil and regularly gets information from a vampire named Samantha. They consider it their role in life to protect the rare and endangered supernatural beings of the Earth from being discovered and exploited by others. As such, most of the stories in the paper are made-up crap, but some of them are true -- no journalist with any self-respect at all will pursue them, though, since it's well-known that once it's been in the Comet, it can't possibly be correct.]]

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* Basic premise of the Comet, the tabloid newspaper for which our protagonists MainCharacters work in ''Webcomic/ScandalSheet'' As Detweiler, the editor-in-chief, puts it, "We operate on two principles. First, that the most artistic way to lie is to tell the truth so unconvincingly that people are sure you are lying, and second, the best place to hide a needle isn't a haystack -- it's a [[NeedleInANeedleStack big pile of other needles]]." As it turns out, [[spoiler: the Comet actually employs a sasquatch named Phil and regularly gets information from a vampire named Samantha. They consider it their role in life to protect the rare and endangered supernatural beings of the Earth from being discovered and exploited by others. As such, most of the stories in the paper are made-up crap, but some of them are true -- no journalist with any self-respect at all will pursue them, though, since it's well-known that once it's been in the Comet, it can't possibly be correct.]]
11th Mar '18 5:27:54 AM Yerushalmi
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** And he did a similar act along with MathematiciansAnswer to get out of the military on his psych evaluation with lines like
--->'''Evaluator:''' Do you ever hear voices?\\
'''Feynman:''' Yeah. I can hear a few right now.
3rd Feb '18 6:17:47 AM StFan
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* Kida does this ''for'' Mikado in ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'' when some of Mikado's classmates overhear them talking about [[spoiler:Mika]] staying at Mikado's apartment.

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* Kida does this ''for'' Mikado in ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}'' ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' when some of Mikado's classmates overhear them talking about [[spoiler:Mika]] staying at Mikado's apartment.



-->'''Customer:''' Ms. Gordon — your books are so real! How do you get so many details?\\

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-->'''Customer:''' Ms. Gordon -- your books are so real! How do you get so many details?\\



(laughs)
* ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'':

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(laughs)
''[laughs]''
* ''Comicbook/SpiderMan'':''ComicBook/SpiderMan'':



-->'''Peter:''' It happened when I was fighting the Vulture in mid-air for dear life.\\

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-->'''Peter:''' --->'''Peter:''' It happened when I was fighting the Vulture in mid-air for dear life.\\



** In a strip from the Newspaper comic Jameson demands to know how Peter always gets such good photos of Spider-Man. Peter comes out and says it's because he is Spider-Man and Jameson kicks him out of the office complaining that he can "never get a straight answer out of Parker".

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** In a strip from the Newspaper comic comic, Jameson demands to know how Peter always gets such good photos of Spider-Man. Peter comes out and says it's because he is Spider-Man and Jameson kicks him out of the office complaining that he can "never get a straight answer out of Parker".



* ''Comicbook/{{Marvel 1602}}'':

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* ''Comicbook/{{Marvel 1602}}'':''Comicbook/Marvel1602'':



* Subverted in ''Comicbook/SpiderWoman'', a police officer asks Jessica what her Skrull-detecting watch is. She tells him it's a watch, but he doesn't believe her. So she tells him it's an alien detector. To her surprise, he nods and asks her how it works. After all, there's a dead alien in the morgue, and Spider-Woman put it there, so that makes sense.

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* Subverted in ''Comicbook/SpiderWoman'', ''ComicBook/SpiderWoman'', a police officer asks Jessica what her Skrull-detecting watch is. She tells him it's a watch, but he doesn't believe her. So she tells him it's an alien detector. To her surprise, he nods and asks her how it works. After all, there's a dead alien in the morgue, and Spider-Woman put it there, so that makes sense.



* ''Franchise/TheFlash'': The Trickster does this in the prelude to ''ComicBook/BlueDevil''.
-->'''Security Guard:''' Hiya, Mr. Jesse! What brings ''you'' here? I heard you was working over at Associated Pictures!
-->'''Trickster:''' That's right, Fred... I'm just here to steal the Blue Devil costume!
-->'''Security Guard:''' Ha ha! Always with the jokes!
* Barry Allen does this in a classic Silver Age ''[[Franchise/TheFlash Flash]]'' comic. ([[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/The_Flash_Vol_1_133 This one]], if you're curious.) When Iris wonders aloud about the timing of Barry's absences, he just casually tells her she's right: "One and one still makes one! [[CassandraTruth I'm the Flash]]!" Naturally, this flippant claim convinces Iris he's ''not''.

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* ''Franchise/TheFlash'': ''Franchise/TheFlash'':
**
The Trickster does this in the prelude to ''ComicBook/BlueDevil''.
-->'''Security --->'''Security Guard:''' Hiya, Mr. Jesse! What brings ''you'' here? I heard you was working over at Associated Pictures!
-->'''Trickster:'''
Pictures!\\
'''Trickster:'''
That's right, Fred... I'm just here to steal the Blue Devil costume!
-->'''Security
costume!\\
'''Security
Guard:''' Ha ha! Always with the jokes!
* ** Barry Allen does this in a classic Silver Age ''[[Franchise/TheFlash Flash]]'' ''Flash'' comic. ([[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/The_Flash_Vol_1_133 This one]], if you're curious.) When Iris wonders aloud about the timing of Barry's absences, he just casually tells her she's right: "One and one still makes one! [[CassandraTruth I'm the Flash]]!" Naturally, this flippant claim convinces Iris he's ''not''.



* ''{{Comicbook/Hitman}}'': Tommy Monaghan and his friend Nat the Hat are moving boxes of ammunition into his apartment when a neighbor asks what's in them. He tells her that they're full of guns and ammo, because he's a hitman, and he also has telepathy and x-ray vision. All true, but so absurd she doesn't believe him, and they end up dating. Some time later, a hit goes bad and he turns up on her doorstep shot up and covered in blood... She does not take this well.
* Done strangely twice by DonaldDuck in ''ComicBook/DoubleDuck'':

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* ''{{Comicbook/Hitman}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Hitman}}'': Tommy Monaghan and his friend Nat the Hat are moving boxes of ammunition into his apartment when a neighbor asks what's in them. He tells her that they're full of guns and ammo, because he's a hitman, and he also has telepathy and x-ray vision. All true, but so absurd she doesn't believe him, and they end up dating. Some time later, a hit goes bad and he turns up on her doorstep shot up and covered in blood... She does not take this well.
* Done strangely twice by DonaldDuck WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck in ''ComicBook/DoubleDuck'':



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-->'''Mullroy:''' What's your purpose in Port Royal, Mr. Smith?
-->'''Murtogg:''' Yeah, and no lies.
-->'''Jack Sparrow:''' Well, then, I confess, it is my intention to commandeer one of these ships, pick up a crew in Tortuga, raid, pillage, plunder and otherwise pilfer my weasely black guts out.
-->'''Murtogg:''' I said no lies.
-->'''Mullroy:''' I think he's telling the truth.
-->'''Murtogg:''' If he were telling the truth, he wouldn't have told us.
-->'''Jack Sparrow:''' Unless, of course, he knew you wouldn't believe the truth even if he told it to you.

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-->'''Mullroy:''' --->'''Mullroy:''' What's your purpose in Port Royal, Mr. Smith?
-->'''Murtogg:'''
Smith?\\
'''Murtogg:'''
Yeah, and no lies.
-->'''Jack
lies.\\
'''Jack
Sparrow:''' Well, then, I confess, it is my intention to commandeer one of these ships, pick up a crew in Tortuga, raid, pillage, plunder and otherwise pilfer my weasely black guts out.
-->'''Murtogg:'''
out.\\
'''Murtogg:'''
I said no lies.
-->'''Mullroy:'''
lies.\\
'''Mullroy:'''
I think he's telling the truth.
-->'''Murtogg:'''
truth.\\
'''Murtogg:'''
If he were telling the truth, he wouldn't have told us.
-->'''Jack
us.\\
'''Jack
Sparrow:''' Unless, of course, he knew you wouldn't believe the truth even if he told it to you.



--> '''Jack Sparrow''': You lied to me... by telling the ''truth?''
--> '''Angelica''': Yes.
--> '''Jack Sparrow''': That is very good, may I use that?

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--> '''Jack Sparrow''': --->'''Jack Sparrow:''' You lied to me... by telling the ''truth?''
--> '''Angelica''': Yes.
-->
''truth?''\\
'''Angelica:''' Yes.\\
'''Jack Sparrow''': Sparrow:''' That is very good, may I use that?



-->[She and her mother is watching TV. Her mother is engrossed in the show.]
-->'''Elin:''' [Out of the blue] Mom, I am a lesbian. I am a homosexual.
-->[Her mother looks up from the tv, have clearly only heard one half of what she said]]
-->'''Elin:''' ...just kidding.
-->[Mom looks bewildered and then mentally shrugs and returns to her show.]

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-->[She -->''[she and her mother is watching TV. Her mother is engrossed in the show.]
-->'''Elin:''' [Out
show]''\\
'''Elin:''' ''[out
of the blue] blue]'' Mom, I am a lesbian. I am a homosexual.
-->[Her
homosexual.\\
''[her
mother looks up from the tv, TV, have clearly only heard one half of what she said]]
-->'''Elin:''' ...
said]''\\
'''Elin:''' ...
just kidding.
-->[Mom
kidding.\\
''[Mom
looks bewildered and then mentally shrugs and returns to her show.]show]''



-->'''Epps:''' Have you told anyone else about this?
-->'''[[spoiler:Ferriman]]:''' Not a living soul.

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-->'''Epps:''' Have you told anyone else about this?
-->'''[[spoiler:Ferriman]]:'''
this?\\
'''[[spoiler:Ferriman]]:'''
Not a living soul.



** Dr. Richard Kimble has shaved off his beard and disguised himself as a doctor at a local hospital when a state trooper asks him if he's seen someone with Kimble's description, he says "Every time I look in the mirror, pal--except the beard, of course." Sounds risky, but it might have been more suspicious if he didn't acknowledge it.
** Later in the same film, when the real killer is asked if he knew any reason why Dr. Kimble would come after him, he says "Well, hell yeah--I have a prosthetic arm. I must have murdered his wife, right?"

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** Dr. Richard Kimble has shaved off his beard and disguised himself as a doctor at a local hospital when a state trooper asks him if he's seen someone with Kimble's description, he says "Every time I look in the mirror, pal--except pal -- except the beard, of course." Sounds risky, but it might have been more suspicious if he didn't acknowledge it.
** Later in the same film, when the real killer is asked if he knew any reason why Dr. Kimble would come after him, he says "Well, hell yeah--I yeah -- I have a prosthetic arm. I must have murdered his wife, right?"



* Done for a short time in ''Film/ThePrincessBride''--Westley (still unable to move due to recently being OnlyMostlyDead) taunts Humperdinck while lying in a bed with "It's possible, Pig, I might be bluffing. It's conceivable, you miserable, vomitous mass, that I'm only lying here because I lack the strength to stand,"--then, he stands up.

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* Done for a short time in ''Film/ThePrincessBride''--Westley ''Film/ThePrincessBride'' -- Westley (still unable to move due to recently being OnlyMostlyDead) taunts Humperdinck while lying in a bed with "It's possible, Pig, I might be bluffing. It's conceivable, you miserable, vomitous mass, that I'm only lying here because I lack the strength to stand,"--then, stand," -- then, he stands up.



-->"What you got in there, body parts?"
-->"A bomb"
-->"Stop joking."

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-->"What you got in there, body parts?"
-->"A bomb"
-->"Stop
parts?"\\
"A bomb"\\
"Stop
joking."



-->'''Stefan:''' Sounds interesting. I'll meet you at your garage.
-->'''Mercy:''' *narrating* See. Some people believe me.

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-->'''Stefan:''' --->'''Stefan:''' Sounds interesting. I'll meet you at your garage.
-->'''Mercy:''' *narrating*
garage.\\
'''Mercy:''' ''[narrating]''
See. Some people believe me.



--> '''Passerby:''' I say, has there been an accident?
--> '''Doctor:''' No, the lady ran her car into the wall on purpose.

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--> '''Passerby:''' -->'''Passerby:''' I say, has there been an accident?
-->
accident?\\
'''Doctor:''' No, the lady ran her car into the wall on purpose.



* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand''. When Jill smuggles the Man from Mars out of the hospital in a large trunk, a passing cop asks her what the trunk contains. She replies, truthfully, "A body"... he considers it a joke and lets her pass.
** Similarly, in ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove'', Lazarus Long remarks that one of two ways to tell a lie artistically is to tell the truth in such a manner that no one actually believes you. (The other way is to not tell all of the truth)
* In Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Arrow's Fall'' (part of the [[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Valdemar series]]), the heroine Talia is imprisoned by the bad guys. When they learn the Valdemarans have found out their plans, they interrogate Talia as to how she informed them, and, aware that she will not be able to hold out under ColdBloodedTorture indefinitely, she intentionally starts off by telling them a truth she knows they will not believe: "My [[CoolHorse horse]] warned them."
** The narrative further mentions that this is specifically a part of her training as a Herald; she and her fellow trainees are previously warned that, subjected to enough torture, they ''will'' eventually break down and give up whatever information they're being tortured for, so the best precaution is to throw out so many lies, half-truths, and {{Sarcastic Confession}}s that no one will believe the truth when they hear it.
** 'Best' in the sense that the information (that may be obsolete in a few months) is kept safe. Perhaps not so good from the point of view of the torture victim, if they have hidden the truth so well they will not have any left to tell the torturer and therefore the torture will not stop.

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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein:
**
In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand''. When ''Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand'', when Jill smuggles the Man from Mars out of the hospital in a large trunk, a passing cop asks her what the trunk contains. She replies, truthfully, "A body"... he considers it a joke and lets her pass.
** Similarly, in ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove'', Lazarus Long remarks that one of two ways to tell a lie artistically is to tell the truth in such a manner that no one no-one actually believes you. (The other way is to not tell all of the truth)
truth.)
* In Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Arrow's Fall'' (part of the [[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Valdemar series]]), the heroine Talia is imprisoned by the bad guys. When they learn the Valdemarans have found out their plans, they interrogate Talia as to how she informed them, and, aware that she will not be able to hold out under ColdBloodedTorture indefinitely, she intentionally starts off by telling them a truth she knows they will not believe: "My [[CoolHorse horse]] warned them."
**
" The narrative further mentions that this is specifically a part of her training as a Herald; she and her fellow trainees are previously warned that, subjected to enough torture, they ''will'' eventually break down and give up whatever information they're being tortured for, so the best precaution is to throw out so many lies, half-truths, and {{Sarcastic Confession}}s that no one no-one will believe the truth when they hear it.
** 'Best'
it. "Best" in the sense that the information (that may be obsolete in a few months) is kept safe. Perhaps not so good from the point of view of the torture victim, if they have hidden the truth so well they will not have any left to tell the torturer and therefore the torture will not stop.



-->'''Alicia:''' Maybe it was, you know, astral projection or something.
-->'''Clare:''' [[InvoluntaryTimeTravel Time travel]].
-->'''Alicia:''' Oh, yeah, right. God, how bizarre.

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-->'''Alicia:''' Maybe it was, you know, astral projection or something.
-->'''Clare:'''
something.\\
'''Clare:'''
[[InvoluntaryTimeTravel Time travel]].
-->'''Alicia:'''
travel]].\\
'''Alicia:'''
Oh, yeah, right. God, how bizarre.



--> '''Policeman:''' [I'm looking for] a boy. Rumor has it he lives somewhere in this area of the city. Dark curly hair.
--> '''Father Lopez:''' There are thousands of boys in Venice with dark curly hair. Doubtless I have this one hidden under a blanket in my cubicle.
--> '''Policeman:''' [I'd] just wondered if you'd seen him, Father Lopez.
--> '''Father Lopez:''' I did. When I see him again, I will tell him you're looking for him.

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--> '''Policeman:''' -->'''Policeman:''' [I'm looking for] a boy. Rumor has it he lives somewhere in this area of the city. Dark curly hair.
-->
hair.\\
'''Father Lopez:''' There are thousands of boys in Venice with dark curly hair. Doubtless I have this one hidden under a blanket in my cubicle.
-->
cubicle.\\
'''Policeman:''' [I'd] just wondered if you'd seen him, Father Lopez.
-->
Lopez.\\
'''Father Lopez:''' I did. When I see him again, I will tell him you're looking for him.



-->'''Ders:''' Who wears underwear under swim trunks anyway? Now I know you peed in 'em.
-->'''Blake''' Yeah, I peed in 'em, right! Actually, I did pee in 'em.

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-->'''Ders:''' Who wears underwear under swim trunks anyway? Now I know you peed in 'em.
-->'''Blake'''
'em.\\
'''Blake'''
Yeah, I peed in 'em, right! Actually, I did pee in 'em.



--->'''Foreman:''' ''(laughs)'' [[HoYay House would do Wilson before you'd do Chase]].

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--->'''Foreman:''' ''(laughs)'' ''[laughs]'' [[HoYay House would do Wilson before you'd do Chase]].



--->'''House:''' I kinda hit that last night, and now she's all up on my jock.
--->'''Wilson:''' Wow! Wha... what?
--->'''House:''' Huh. Everyone else thought I was kidding.

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--->'''House:''' I kinda hit that last night, and now she's all up on my jock.
--->'''Wilson:'''
jock.\\
'''Wilson:'''
Wow! Wha... what?
--->'''House:'''
what?\\
'''House:'''
Huh. Everyone else thought I was kidding.



'''House:''' I'm gay. ''(Stacy looks unimpressed)'' Oh, that's not what you meant! It does explain a lot, though. No girlfriend... always with Wilson... obsession with sneakers...

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'''House:''' I'm gay. ''(Stacy ''[Stacy looks unimpressed)'' unimpressed]'' Oh, that's not what you meant! It does explain a lot, though. No girlfriend... always with Wilson... obsession with sneakers...



--->'''House:''' Oh, and I need your permission to give a 17-year-old kid psychedelic mushrooms to treat a cluster headache.
--->'''Cuddy:''' [[SarcasmMode Sure, no problem]].
--->'''House:''' Thanks!
--->''[Cue Cuddy's OhCrap expression as House walks away and she realizes he was serious.]''

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--->'''House:''' Oh, and I need your permission to give a 17-year-old kid psychedelic mushrooms to treat a cluster headache.
--->'''Cuddy:'''
headache.\\
'''Cuddy:'''
[[SarcasmMode Sure, no problem]].
--->'''House:''' Thanks!
--->''[Cue
problem]].\\
'''House:''' Thanks!\\
''[cue
Cuddy's OhCrap expression as House walks away and she realizes he was serious.]''serious]''



* From ''Series/PushingDaisies'', though it was an actual confession mistaken for sarcasm.:

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* From ''Series/PushingDaisies'', though it was an actual confession mistaken for sarcasm.:sarcasm:



-->'''Fellow patient:''' How do you like him?\\

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-->'''Fellow --->'''Fellow patient:''' How do you like him?\\



''(cut to the clock in Eddie's pharmacy, where he and Jackie are fucking... at noon)''
* In ''Series/VeronicaMars'', Veronica uses this every so often on her dad. She has a tendency to give him this kind of answer even when she isn't actually doing anything shady (e.g., answering "How was your date?" with "Lousy conversation, but the sex was fantastic!" when the most that happened was a peck on the cheek), which makes it work better.

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''(cut ''[cut to the clock in Eddie's pharmacy, where he and Jackie are fucking... at noon)''
noon]''
* In ''Series/VeronicaMars'', ''Series/VeronicaMars'':
**
Veronica uses this every so often on her dad. She has a tendency to give him this kind of answer even when she isn't actually doing anything shady (e.g., answering "How was your date?" with "Lousy conversation, but the sex was fantastic!" when the most that happened was a peck on the cheek), which makes it work better.



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':



-->'''Jim:''' ''(later, in interview)'' Yep, that's ''exactly'' what we did.

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-->'''Jim:''' ''(later, --->'''Jim:''' ''[later, in interview)'' interview]'' Yep, that's ''exactly'' what we did.



* ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'':

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* ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'':''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'':



--->'''Sir Leon:''' ''[about a fancy crossbow]'' Will that do the job?
--->'''Merlin:''' Oh, yes. That will do the job nicely.
--->'''Sir Leon:''' Er, what is the job, exactly?
--->'''Merlin:''' To kill Arthur.
--->'''Sir Leon:''' He's driving you mad, is he?
--->'''Merlin:''' Not for much longer.

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--->'''Sir Leon:''' ''[about a fancy crossbow]'' Will that do the job?
--->'''Merlin:'''
job?\\
'''Merlin:'''
Oh, yes. That will do the job nicely.
--->'''Sir
nicely.\\
'''Sir
Leon:''' Er, what is the job, exactly?
--->'''Merlin:'''
exactly?\\
'''Merlin:'''
To kill Arthur.
--->'''Sir
Arthur.\\
'''Sir
Leon:''' He's driving you mad, is he?
--->'''Merlin:'''
he?\\
'''Merlin:'''
Not for much longer.



* In the ''Series/DueSouth'' episode "Hawk and a Handsaw", Fraser manages to get himself committed to a psych ward (intentionally--he's going undercover) simply by showing up in full dress uniform and telling the precise truth about his past.

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* In the ''Series/DueSouth'' episode "Hawk and a Handsaw", Fraser manages to get himself committed to a psych ward (intentionally--he's (intentionally -- he's going undercover) simply by showing up in full dress uniform and telling the precise truth about his past.



-->'''Jenna:''' You wouldn't be trying to get rid of me, would you?
-->'''Avon:''' I have to get rid of Blake first. You're next on my list.
-->'''Jenna:''' That would have been very disarming, if I didn't know that you meant it.

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-->'''Jenna:''' You wouldn't be trying to get rid of me, would you?
-->'''Avon:'''
you?\\
'''Avon:'''
I have to get rid of Blake first. You're next on my list.
-->'''Jenna:'''
list.\\
'''Jenna:'''
That would have been very disarming, if I didn't know that you meant it.



-->'''Joyce:''' Honestly, don't you ever think about anything besides boys and clothes?
-->'''Buffy:''' Saving the world from vampires?
-->'''Joyce:''' I swear, sometimes I don't know what goes on in your head.

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-->'''Joyce:''' Honestly, don't you ever think about anything besides boys and clothes?
-->'''Buffy:'''
clothes?\\
'''Buffy:'''
Saving the world from vampires?
-->'''Joyce:'''
vampires?\\
'''Joyce:'''
I swear, sometimes I don't know what goes on in your head.



* ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' has a couple of examples:

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* ''Series/{{Life On on Mars|2006}}'' has a couple of examples:



-->'''Peter:''' You once told me you never lied to me and you never will. So, I need to know something. The first time Kramer and I went after you for the Degas, how'd you switch the paintings?
-->'''Neal:''' [[ContinuityNod I snuck up to the penthouse, pulled the swap, then BASE-jumped off the building and landed on Wall Street]].
-->'''Peter:''' Fine. Don't tell me.

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-->'''Peter:''' ** Neal Caffrey, as a quintessential con man, frequently pulls this.
--->'''Peter:'''
You once told me you never lied to me and you never will. So, I need to know something. The first time Kramer and I went after you for the Degas, how'd you switch the paintings?
-->'''Neal:'''
paintings?\\
'''Neal:'''
[[ContinuityNod I snuck up to the penthouse, pulled the swap, then BASE-jumped off the building and landed on Wall Street]].
-->'''Peter:'''
Street]].\\
'''Peter:'''
Fine. Don't tell me.



-->'''Marshall:''' You two got in a fight. Really.
-->'''Ted:''' Uh, no, Barney punched me and himself in the face to make it look like we got in a fight. ''Come on'', Marshall.

to:

-->'''Marshall:''' --->'''Marshall:''' You two got in a fight. Really.
-->'''Ted:'''
Really.\\
'''Ted:'''
Uh, no, Barney punched me and himself in the face to make it look like we got in a fight. ''Come on'', Marshall.



-->'''Lois:''' You woke up early, Hal?
-->'''Hal:''' No, I stayed up all night watching Mexican soap operas.
-->''[Lois' expression suggests that he should've just gone with "Yes, I woke up early."]''

to:

-->'''Lois:''' You woke up early, Hal?
-->'''Hal:'''
Hal?\\
'''Hal:'''
No, I stayed up all night watching Mexican soap operas.
-->''[Lois'
operas.\\
''[Lois'
expression suggests that he should've just gone with "Yes, I woke up early."]''



-->'''Chilton:''' He tells everyone that you are a monster.
-->'''Hannibal:''' ''(smiling pleasantly)'' Well, in that case, you're dining with a psychopathic murderer, Frederick. ''(they toast)''
* In the ''Series/MuppetsTonight'' episode "The Cameo Show", when Charles Darwin and two police officers come across the Muppets carrying the dead body of Arsenio Hall (ItMakesSenseInContext), and Darwin asks "what's in the bag, a dead body?", they sarcastically admit that they killed the guest star. And then when he asks what's really in the bag, after they make sure he doesn't have a warrant, Rizzo says that it's Arsenio Hall, and they all laugh again.

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-->'''Chilton:''' He tells everyone that you are a monster.
-->'''Hannibal:''' ''(smiling pleasantly)''
monster.\\
'''Hannibal:''' ''[smiling pleasantly]''
Well, in that case, you're dining with a psychopathic murderer, Frederick. ''(they toast)''
* In the ''Series/MuppetsTonight'' episode "The Cameo Show", when Charles Darwin and two police officers come across the Muppets carrying the dead body of Arsenio Hall (ItMakesSenseInContext), and Darwin asks "what's in the bag, a dead body?", they sarcastically admit that they killed the guest star. And then when he asks what's really in the bag, after they make sure he doesn't have a warrant, Rizzo says that it's Arsenio Hall, and they all laugh again.
''[they toast]''



* In ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'', when Kara is asked by a waitress how she stays so thin, despite eating so many sticky buns, her reply: "I'm an alien." Ironically, this same waitress admires Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} as a role model for her daughter.

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* In ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'', ''Series/{{Supergirl|2015}}'', when Kara is asked by a waitress how she stays so thin, despite eating so many sticky buns, her reply: "I'm an alien." Ironically, this same waitress admires Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} as a role model for her daughter.



[[folder: Radio]]
* A common tactic in ''Radio/TheUnbelievableTruth'', in which panelists are given five truths to "smuggle" past the others in a lecture of BlatantLies (sometimes, for example, by slipping them into long lists).

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[[folder: Radio]]
[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* A common tactic Horribly subverted in ''Radio/TheUnbelievableTruth'', in which panelists are given five truths to "smuggle" past the others in a lecture story of BlatantLies (sometimes, for example, by slipping them into long lists).[[Literature/BookOfJudges Samson and Delilah]]. After lying about what his AchillesHeel is three times, he tells the truth the fourth time, apparently expecting her not to believe him. He really should've seen it coming, though, since she ''did'' try all the other things he claimed would weaken him; there's really no reason to think she wouldn't give it a shot ''this'' time, too.



[[folder:Religion]]
* Horribly subverted in the story of [[Literature/BookOfJudges Samson and Delilah]]. After lying about what his AchillesHeel is three times, he tells the truth the fourth time, apparently expecting her not to believe him. He really should've seen it coming, though, since she ''did'' try all the other things he claimed would weaken him; there's really no reason to think she wouldn't give it a shot ''this'' time, too.

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[[folder:Religion]]
[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* Horribly subverted In the ''Series/MuppetsTonight'' episode "The Cameo Show", when Charles Darwin and two police officers come across the Muppets carrying the dead body of Arsenio Hall (ItMakesSenseInContext), and Darwin asks "what's in the story of [[Literature/BookOfJudges Samson and Delilah]]. After lying about what his AchillesHeel is three times, he tells bag, a dead body?", they sarcastically admit that they killed the truth the fourth time, apparently expecting her not to believe him. He guest star. And then when he asks what's really should've seen it coming, though, since she ''did'' try in the bag, after they make sure he doesn't have a warrant, Rizzo says that it's Arsenio Hall, and they all the other things he claimed would weaken him; there's really no reason to think she wouldn't give it a shot ''this'' time, too.laugh again.



[[folder:Radio]]
* A common tactic in ''Radio/TheUnbelievableTruth'', in which panelists are given five truths to "smuggle" past the others in a lecture of BlatantLies (sometimes, for example, by slipping them into long lists).
[[/folder]]



* In NormMacdonald's 2017 standup special ''Hitler's Dog, Gossip, and Trickery'', Norm describes a scenario in which a wife confronts her husband about the fact that he's been making eyes at her sister, and her husband responds with a sarcastic confession that grows more and more outlandish.
-->'''Husband:''' Hey, the only reason I married you is to fuck your sister, right?"
-->'''Wife:''' No, I shouldn't have brought it up.
-->'''Husband:''' No! Why wouldn't you bring it up? I mean, you're the victim in this whole thing. I remember at the vows, I kept thinking, "I am going to seduce every member of my wife's family. Regardless of gender."

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* In NormMacdonald's Creator/NormMacdonald's 2017 standup special ''Hitler's Dog, Gossip, and Trickery'', Norm describes a scenario in which a wife confronts her husband about the fact that he's been making eyes at her sister, and her husband responds with a sarcastic confession that grows more and more outlandish.
-->'''Husband:''' Hey, the only reason I married you is to fuck your sister, right?"
-->'''Wife:'''
right?\\
'''Wife:'''
No, I shouldn't have brought it up.
-->'''Husband:'''
up.\\
'''Husband:'''
No! Why wouldn't you bring it up? I mean, you're the victim in this whole thing. I remember at the vows, I kept thinking, "I am going to seduce every member of my wife's family. Regardless of gender."



* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'': The player can use this to get through customs at the starport on Onderon.
-->'''Exile:''' The shuttle belongs to the leader of the Mandalorians. I'm a powerful Jedi.\\

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* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'': ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'':
**
The player can use this to get through customs at the starport on Onderon.
-->'''Exile:''' --->'''Exile:''' The shuttle belongs to the leader of the Mandalorians. I'm a powerful Jedi.\\



* Used in ''[[VideoGame/{{X-Change}} X-change Alternative]]''. When the protagonist's parents are on the phone and questioning him about why his voice sounds so odd, the player can choose to either lie or just admit his situation. The latter results in him snapping and explaining how a bizarre drug turned him into a girl, laughing insanely all the while and making no attempt to hide his lighter voice. Not only do they assume it's some elaborate joke, it's also the only way to deflect their suspicion.

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* Used in ''[[VideoGame/{{X-Change}} X-change Alternative]]''.''X-change Alternative''. When the protagonist's parents are on the phone and questioning him about why his voice sounds so odd, the player can choose to either lie or just admit his situation. The latter results in him snapping and explaining how a bizarre drug turned him into a girl, laughing insanely all the while and making no attempt to hide his lighter voice. Not only do they assume it's some elaborate joke, it's also the only way to deflect their suspicion.



* Happens in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' during the King's Game incident, when Naoto attempts to coerce the team into revealing their involvement in the serial murder case. A drunk Yukiko and Rise proceed to explain that whenever the culprit throws someone into the TV, they go in and "Beat the crap outta Shadows with [their] Personas". Naturally, Naoto doesn't buy such an obvious lie for a second. [[spoiler:She changes her tune when she gets thrown in.]]
** Side note: how the hell they managed to get drunk off non-alcoholic drinks is something we will never know.

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* Happens in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona4'' during the King's Game incident, when Naoto attempts to coerce the team into revealing their involvement in the serial murder case. A drunk Yukiko and Rise proceed to explain that whenever the culprit throws someone into the TV, they go in and "Beat the crap outta Shadows with [their] Personas". Personas." Naturally, Naoto doesn't buy such an obvious lie for a second. [[spoiler:She changes her tune when she gets thrown in.]]
**
]] Side note: how the hell they managed to get drunk off non-alcoholic drinks is something we will never know.



-->[[spoiler:'''Inquisitor:''' The man who spends half his life in the Fade has no ideas on how to help the elves?]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Solas:''' Not unless we collapse the Veil and bring the Fade here so I can casually reshape reality, no.]]

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-->[[spoiler:'''Inquisitor:''' The man who spends half his life in the Fade has no ideas on how to help the elves?]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Solas:'''
elves?]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Solas:'''
Not unless we collapse the Veil and bring the Fade here so I can casually reshape reality, no.]]



[[folder:Web Animation]]
* An offscreen example was mentioned in ''WebAnimation/TheFrolloShow'' during the events of episode 16. When Wilford Brimley [[spoiler: becomes TheStarscream to the remaining members of Los no Frollos and reveals his own evil plans]], [[WebVideo/HitlerRants Hitler]] admits that Wilford told him about it, but he [[spoiler: dismissed his ramblings as mere "old man talk"]].
[[/folder]]



* Basic premise of the Comet, the tabloid newspaper for which our protagonists work in ''Webcomic/ScandalSheet'' As Detweiler, the editor-in-chief, puts it, "We operate on two principles. First, that the most artistic way to lie is to tell the truth so unconvincingly that people are sure you are lying, and second, the best place to hide a needle isn't a haystack--it's a [[NeedleInANeedleStack big pile of other needles]]." As it turns out, [[spoiler: the Comet actually employs a sasquatch named Phil and regularly gets information from a vampire named Samantha. They consider it their role in life to protect the rare and endangered supernatural beings of the Earth from being discovered and exploited by others. As such, most of the stories in the paper are made-up crap, but some of them are true--no journalist with any self-respect at all will pursue them, though, since it's well-known that once it's been in the Comet, it can't possibly be correct.]]
* ''Webcomic/SamAndFuzzy'' [[http://samandfuzzy.com/archive.php?comicID=838 here]].
* [[http://www.crfh.net/d/20090215.html This strip]] of ''Webcomic/CollegeRoomiesFromHell!!!''

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* Basic premise of the Comet, the tabloid newspaper for which our protagonists work in ''Webcomic/ScandalSheet'' As Detweiler, the editor-in-chief, puts it, "We operate on two principles. First, that the most artistic way to lie is to tell the truth so unconvincingly that people are sure you are lying, and second, the best place to hide a needle isn't a haystack--it's haystack -- it's a [[NeedleInANeedleStack big pile of other needles]]." As it turns out, [[spoiler: the Comet actually employs a sasquatch named Phil and regularly gets information from a vampire named Samantha. They consider it their role in life to protect the rare and endangered supernatural beings of the Earth from being discovered and exploited by others. As such, most of the stories in the paper are made-up crap, but some of them are true--no true -- no journalist with any self-respect at all will pursue them, though, since it's well-known that once it's been in the Comet, it can't possibly be correct.]]
* %%* ''Webcomic/SamAndFuzzy'' [[http://samandfuzzy.com/archive.php?comicID=838 here]].
* %%* [[http://www.crfh.net/d/20090215.html This strip]] of ''Webcomic/CollegeRoomiesFromHell!!!''



* Aggressively invoked in [[http://shortpacked.com/comic/book-1-brings-back-the-80s/04-roomies/a-49/ this]] ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' strip.

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* %%* Aggressively invoked in [[http://shortpacked.com/comic/book-1-brings-back-the-80s/04-roomies/a-49/ this]] ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'' strip.



* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2005 Slick evades the question about whether a song is about Monique]] by phrasing it as an accusation of ItsAllAboutMe.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2005 Slick evades the question about whether a song is about Monique]] by phrasing it as an accusation of ItsAllAboutMe.



-->'''Voes:''' Your wife hates when you do that.
-->'''Broat:''' And they never suspect a thing.

to:

-->'''Voes:''' Your wife hates when you do that.
-->'''Broat:'''
that.\\
'''Broat:'''
And they never suspect a thing.



* In ''Literature/MotherOfLearning'', going backwards in time is widely known to be completely and utterly impossible--so when [[http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2961893/16/Mother-of-Learning Taiven asks Zorian how]] [[spoiler:Zach, a third-year student like Zorian, managed to slay a dragon]], he goes ahead and tells her about the GroundhogDayLoop, knowing she won't believe him. [[spoiler:Unfortunately--or perhaps fortunately--his sister and his roommate ''do'']].

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* In ''Literature/MotherOfLearning'', going backwards in time is widely known to be completely and utterly impossible--so when [[http://www.fictionpress.com/s/2961893/16/Mother-of-Learning Taiven asks Zorian how]] [[spoiler:Zach, a third-year student like Zorian, managed to slay a dragon]], he goes ahead and tells her about the GroundhogDayLoop, knowing she won't believe him. [[spoiler:Unfortunately--or [[spoiler:Unfortunately -- or perhaps fortunately--his fortunately -- his sister and his roommate ''do'']].



* An offscreen example was mentioned in ''WebAnimation/TheFrolloShow'' during the events of episode 16. When Wilford Brimley [[spoiler: becomes TheStarscream to the remaining members of Los no Frollos and reveals his own evil plans]], [[WebVideo/HitlerRants Hitler]] admits that Wilford told him about it, but he [[spoiler: dismissed his ramblings as mere "old man talk"]].



'''Lois:''' You're a sick man, Kent. '' [walks off]''\\

to:

'''Lois:''' You're a sick man, Kent. '' [walks ''[walks off]''\\



--->'''Pilot:''' Hey... you're not just impersonating a pilot so you can drink here, are you?
--->'''Homer:''' ''[dejected]'' Yeah. That's exactly why I'm here.
--->'''Pilot:''' ''[laughs]'' You fly boys, you crack me up!
--->''[GilliganCut to Homer being forcefully shoved in the cockpit pilot seat]''
--->'''Homer:''' But I keep telling you I'm not a pilot!
--->'''Pilot:''' And I keep telling ''you'', ''you fly boys crack me up''!

to:

--->'''Pilot:''' Hey... you're not just impersonating a pilot so you can drink here, are you?
--->'''Homer:'''
you?\\
'''Homer:'''
''[dejected]'' Yeah. That's exactly why I'm here.
--->'''Pilot:'''
here.\\
'''Pilot:'''
''[laughs]'' You fly boys, you crack me up!
--->''[GilliganCut
up!\\
''[GilliganCut
to Homer being forcefully shoved in the cockpit pilot seat]''
--->'''Homer:'''
seat]''\\
'''Homer:'''
But I keep telling you I'm not a pilot!
--->'''Pilot:'''
pilot!\\
'''Pilot:'''
And I keep telling ''you'', ''you fly boys crack me up''!



-->'''God:''' Saddam, I've been hearing rumors that you're secretly building weapons of mass destruction up here.
-->'''Saddam:''' Weapons of mass destruction? No! This is a chocolate chip factory. See?
-->'''God:''' It looks like a chemical weapons plant.
-->'''Saddam:''' Look, God, if I was gonna secretly build a chemical weapons plant, I wouldn't make it ''look'' like a chemical weapons plant, would I? [[{{Irony}} I'd make it look like a chocolate chip factory or something]].
-->'''God:''' ...alright, just checking. ''[leaves]''
-->'''Saddam:''' Stupid asshole.

to:

-->'''God:''' Saddam, I've been hearing rumors that you're secretly building weapons of mass destruction up here.
-->'''Saddam:'''
here.\\
'''Saddam:'''
Weapons of mass destruction? No! This is a chocolate chip factory. See?
-->'''God:'''
See?\\
'''God:'''
It looks like a chemical weapons plant.
-->'''Saddam:'''
plant.\\
'''Saddam:'''
Look, God, if I was gonna secretly build a chemical weapons plant, I wouldn't make it ''look'' like a chemical weapons plant, would I? [[{{Irony}} I'd make it look like a chocolate chip factory or something]].
-->'''God:''' ...
something]].\\
'''God:''' ...
alright, just checking. ''[leaves]''
-->'''Saddam:'''
''[leaves]''\\
'''Saddam:'''
Stupid asshole.



--> '''Doofenshmirtz-1:''' "...were you just being sarcastic?"
--> '''Doofenshmirtz-2:''' ''(sarcastically)'' "''No...''"
--> '''Doofenshmirtz-1:''' "I'm pretty sure that's what I sound like when I'm being sarcastic!"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' episode "Snowball", Snowball tries to turn Pinky against Brain by telling him that he's taking his ideas and claim as his own. Later, when Snowball takes over the world and asks Pinky to be his vice-dictator with the promise of his own amusement park, Brian makes a sarcastic statement just happens to mirror the exact words Snowball used earlier.
-->'''Brain:''' ''(sarcastic)'' Oh, go ahead, Pinky! I don't need you! What do you think? I just have you around so I can steal your brilliant ideas and claim them as my own? That I'm just using you, Pinky? Oh, yes, I'm using you for your brilliance!
-->'''Pinky:''' ''(tearing up)'' But...that's exactly what Snowball said. Why, it's true! Troz! TROZ! ''(sobs)'' I'll take that job! Provided there are no lines for the Tilt-A-Whirl.

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--> -->'''Doofenshmirtz-1:''' ...were you just being sarcastic?\\
'''Doofenshmirtz-2:''' ''[sarcastically]'' No...\\
'''Doofenshmirtz-1:''' "...were you just being sarcastic?"
--> '''Doofenshmirtz-2:''' ''(sarcastically)'' "''No...''"
--> '''Doofenshmirtz-1:''' "I'm
I'm pretty sure that's what I sound like when I'm being sarcastic!"
sarcastic!
* In the ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' episode "Snowball", Snowball tries to turn Pinky against Brain by telling him that he's taking his ideas and claim as his own. Later, when Snowball takes over the world and asks Pinky to be his vice-dictator with the promise of his own amusement park, Brian Brain makes a sarcastic statement just happens to mirror the exact words Snowball used earlier.
-->'''Brain:''' ''(sarcastic)'' ''[sarcastic]'' Oh, go ahead, Pinky! I don't need you! What do you think? I just have you around so I can steal your brilliant ideas and claim them as my own? That I'm just using you, Pinky? Oh, yes, I'm using you for your brilliance!
-->'''Pinky:''' ''(tearing up)''
brilliance!\\
'''Pinky:''' ''[tearing up]''
But...that's exactly what Snowball said. Why, it's true! Troz! TROZ! ''(sobs)'' ''[sobs]'' I'll take that job! Provided there are no lines for the Tilt-A-Whirl.



--->'''Evaluator:''' Do you ever hear voices?
--->'''Feynman:''' Yeah. I can hear a few right now.

to:

--->'''Evaluator:''' Do you ever hear voices?
--->'''Feynman:'''
voices?\\
'''Feynman:'''
Yeah. I can hear a few right now.
26th Jan '18 9:01:06 AM Dragon101
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** The Jedi Council, for their part, aren't sure if he was lying or not- although they clearly see that he was trying to sow seeds of mistrust between them and the Senate, they nonetheless agree that they need to be wary of the Senate, [[spoiler: which by ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' bites them hard as Master Windu tries to kill Chancellor Palpatine- revealed to be the Dark Lord himself- rather than expose him to a corrupt Senate that he thinks the Jedi will need to take over in order to prevent the Republic falling into chaos, which allows Palpatine to make his own sarcastic confession and say that the Jedi tried to kill him and take over the Republic, thus he was fully justified in purging them. He is 100% right when he tells the Senate this, he just leaves out the fact that he himself is pure evil and Windu was trying to stop him.]]
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* Franchise/{{Batman}}, as Bruce Wayne, was once called for JuryDuty and stated that he would not be a suitable juror because he was Batman, and helped apprehend the criminal. No-one believes him, because everyone knows [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob Bruce Wayne is a fop and an utter dope]] (he later told Robin that, since he was under oath, he had no choice but to admit that he was Batman).

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* Franchise/{{Batman}}, as Bruce Wayne, was once called for JuryDuty and stated that he would not be a suitable juror because he was Batman, and helped apprehend the criminal. No-one believes No one believed him, because everyone knows [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob Bruce Wayne is a fop and an utter dope]] (he later told Robin that, since he was under oath, he had no choice but to admit that he was Batman).



* Cormor from ''[[ComicBook/DungeonTheEarlyYears The Dungeon Series]]'' is an automaton and therefore cannot lie. At the beginning of his life, it gets him into all sort of trouble. After a few centuries, he's gotten good enough in Sarcastic Confession to build a whole life as an undercover automaton.

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* Cormor from ''[[ComicBook/DungeonTheEarlyYears The Dungeon Series]]'' is an automaton and therefore cannot lie. At the beginning of his life, it gets him into all sort of trouble. After a few centuries, he's gotten good enough in at Sarcastic Confession to build a whole life as an undercover automaton.
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