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[[folder:Anime]]
* ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic'': Kaname says this in the first season when she, Sousuke, and Kurz are trapped by an army of soldiers in a small trench. The movie she remembers? ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''. [[BolivianArmyEnding Yeah, not too encouraging.]] They come out alright, though.

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[[folder:Anime]]
[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic'': Kaname says this in the first season when she, Sousuke, Sōsuke, and Kurz are trapped by an army of soldiers in a small trench. The movie she remembers? ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''.''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid''. [[BolivianArmyEnding Yeah, not too encouraging.]] They come out alright, though.



[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* Examples from Fanfic/{{the Calvinverse}}:
** From ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesIIIDoubleTrouble'':
--> "I saw this on that WesternAnimation/{{Jimmy Neutron|Boy Genius}} movie!"
** ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' has a young Frank Brainstorm attempting to be a pioneer for this reason. It doesn't end well for him.
*** Later, Socrates claims to have gotten the idea to go into a tree from ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus''.

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[[folder:Fan Fic]]
[[folder:Comedy]]
* Examples from Fanfic/{{the Calvinverse}}:
** From ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesIIIDoubleTrouble'':
--> "I
Creator/StevenWright, to a hitchhiker he'd picked up: "Put your seatbelt on, I want to try something. I saw this on that WesternAnimation/{{Jimmy Neutron|Boy Genius}} movie!"
** ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' has
it in a young Frank Brainstorm attempting to be a pioneer for this reason. It doesn't end well for him.
*** Later, Socrates claims to have gotten the idea to go into a tree from ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus''.
cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it."



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[[folder:Film]][[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'': After Jason and Paige spill cola into Andy's computer, Piage urges Jason to fix it. He says he remembers seeing Series/MacGyver do something similar. They need to prise the computer open, clean it out... and then hook it up to bicycle. Or maybe it was a minivan.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Examples from Fanfic/{{the Calvinverse}}:
** From ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesIIIDoubleTrouble'':
--->'''Calvin:''' I saw this on that ''WesternAnimation/{{Jimmy Neutron|Boy Genius}}'' movie!"
** ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' has a young Frank Brainstorm attempting to be a pioneer for this reason. It doesn't end well for him.
** Later, Socrates claims to have gotten the idea to go into a tree from ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus''.
* In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', when Pegasus drops Bandit Keith through a TrapDoor, he says, "I learned this trick from watching ''Manga/ExcelSaga''!"
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'': Justified in that Shrek's world is literally a land of fairy tales, and that the book he mentions is specifically the tale about the very princess they are trying to rescue. Not only that, but said book is the one he was reading (and used as toilet paper) at the very beginning of the movie.
-->'''Shrek:''' The princess will be up the stairs in the highest room in the tallest tower.\\
'''Donkey:''' How do you know she's gonn be there?\\
'''Shrek:''' I read it in a book once.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]



-->'''Mikey:''' I saw this on the Hardy Boys once. We lead a trail of jewels into one cave, and then hide out in another, and when the Fratelli's go into that cave, then we can make a run for it.

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-->'''Mikey:''' I saw this on the Hardy Boys ''Hardy Boys'' once. We lead a trail of jewels into one cave, and then hide out in another, and when the Fratelli's go into that cave, then we can make a run for it.



-->'''Murdock:''' (''While flying a helicopter'') Hold on, guys, I'm gonna try something I saw in a cartoon once!
* Hilariously played with in ''Film/TropicThunder'' by one of the protagonists, an actor, slowly going insane from withdrawal symptoms (due to being a junkie)
--> "I know this is gonna sound crazy, but in this one film I starred in we had to infiltrate the girl's bathroom of a highschool. So we built a catapult out of women's underwear and launched ourselves over the fence!"\\

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-->'''Murdock:''' (''While ''[while flying a helicopter'') helicopter]'' Hold on, guys, I'm gonna try something I saw in a cartoon once!
* Hilariously played with in ''Film/TropicThunder'' by one of the protagonists, an actor, slowly going insane from withdrawal symptoms (due to being a junkie)
--> "I
junkie).
-->'''[[Creator/JackBlack Jeff Portnoy]]:''' I
know this is gonna sound crazy, but in this one film I starred in we had to infiltrate the girl's bathroom of a highschool. So we built a catapult out of women's underwear and launched ourselves over the fence!"\\fence!\\



-->'''Frank:''' It worked in the movie!
-->'''Burt:'''Well, it ain't working now, Frank!
-->'''Freddy:''' You mean the movie ''lied?''
* ''Film/PainAndGain'' :
-->''I've watched a lot of movies Paul, I know what I'm doing...''

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-->'''Frank:''' It worked in the movie!
-->'''Burt:'''Well,
movie!\\
'''Burt:'''Well,
it ain't working now, Frank!
-->'''Freddy:'''
Frank!\\
'''Freddy:'''
You mean the movie ''lied?''
* %%* ''Film/PainAndGain'' :
-->''I've %%-->''I've watched a lot of movies Paul, I know what I'm doing...''



-->"I saw that in a nickelodeon once and I always wanted to do it!"

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-->"I -->'''Jack:''' I saw that in a nickelodeon once and I always wanted to do it!"



* In ''Literature/InfinityBeach'', Solly gets the idea of blowing the alien Shroud out of ''Hammersmith'''s airlock from a movie (implied to be ''{{Film/Alien}}''). Unlike in ''Alien'', it doesn't work.

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* In ''Literature/InfinityBeach'', Solly gets the idea of blowing the alien Shroud out of ''Hammersmith'''s airlock from a movie (implied to be ''{{Film/Alien}}'').''Film/{{Alien}}''). Unlike in ''Alien'', it doesn't work.



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'''Murdock (deadpan):''' I saw ''CannonballRun'' five times.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Used very literally with Monica, whose superpower is being able to copy anything she's seen in person or on TV - carve a tomato into a rose, play the piano, kick a robber's ass with a flashy wrestling move, CeilingCling...

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'''Murdock (deadpan):''' '''Murdock:''' ''[deadpan]'' I saw ''CannonballRun'' ''[[Film/TheCannonballRun Cannonball Run]]'' five times.
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Used very literally with Monica, whose superpower is being able to copy anything she's seen in person or on TV - -- carve a tomato into a rose, play the piano, kick a robber's ass with a flashy wrestling move, CeilingCling...



* Quoth Series/{{Castle}}, as he's about to do something stupid while being held hostage at a bank robbery: "don't worry mother, I saw this work on Die Hard."

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* Quoth Series/{{Castle}}, as he's about to do something stupid while being held hostage at a bank robbery: "don't worry mother, I saw this work on Die Hard.''Die Hard''."



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'': After Jason and Paige spill cola into Andy's computer, Piage urges Jason to fix it. He says he remembers seeing Series/MacGyver do something similar. They need to prise the computer open, clean it out... and then hook it up to bicycle. Or maybe it was a minivan.

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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
[[folder:Theater]]
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'': After Jason In ''Theatre/TheBat'', Cornelia notices a fresh trail of candle grease, and Paige spill cola into Andy's computer, Piage urges Jason tries to fix it. He says he remembers seeing Series/MacGyver do follow it, saying, "Do you remember how Mr. Gillette, in ''Theatre/SherlockHolmes'', when he--" This is later subverted:
-->'''Brooks:''' Is this
something similar. They need to prise the computer open, clean it out... and then hook it up to bicycle. Or maybe it was a minivan.else you saw Mr. Gillette do?\\
'''Cornelia:''' I'm using my wits! I never saw any man do that.



[[folder:Stand Up Comedy]]
* Creator/StevenWright, to a hitchhiker he'd picked up: "Put your seatbelt on, I want to try something. I saw it in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it."

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[[folder:Stand Up Comedy]]
[[folder:Video Games]]
* Creator/StevenWright, to a hitchhiker he'd picked up: "Put your seatbelt on, I want to try something. I saw it in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I Chuck Greene from ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' can do it."learn new combo weapons by, among other things, looking at movie posters. Namely movies by Creator/{{Clint|Eastwood}} [[Wrestling/TheRock Rockfoot]].



[[folder:Theatre]]
* In ''Theatre/TheBat'', Cornelia notices a fresh trail of candle grease, and tries to follow it, saying, "Do you remember how Mr. Gillette, in ''Theatre/SherlockHolmes'', when he--" This is later subverted:
-->'''Brooks''': Is this something else you saw Mr. Gillette do?\\
'''Cornelia''': I'm using my wits! I never saw any man do that.
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[[folder:Video Games]]

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[[folder:Theatre]]
* In ''Theatre/TheBat'', Cornelia notices a fresh trail of candle grease, and tries to follow it, saying, "Do you remember how Mr. Gillette, in ''Theatre/SherlockHolmes'', when he--" This is later subverted:
-->'''Brooks''': Is this something else you saw Mr. Gillette do?\\
'''Cornelia''': I'm using my wits! I never saw any man do that.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
[[folder:Visual Novels]]



* Chuck Greene from ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' can learn new combo weapons by, among other things, looking at movie posters. Namely movies by Creator/{{Clint|Eastwood}} [[Wrestling/TheRock Rockfoot]].



'''Jessica:''' Oh, yesterday. I figured, 'hey, why don't I check out a Man Ketsudaira movie?'

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'''Jessica:''' Oh, yesterday. I figured, 'hey, "hey, why don't I check out a Man Ketsudaira movie?'movie?"



[[folder:Webcomics]]

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[[folder:Webcomics]][[folder:Web Comics]]



[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'', when Pegasus drops Bandit Keith through a TrapDoor, he says, "I learned this trick from watching ''Manga/ExcelSaga''!"
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' episode "Citizen Khan", Clementine Clevenger attempts to escape a locked room with a BedsheetLadder while saying "This always works in the movies." Unfortunately, the knots get undone and she falls with her noting, "So much for the movies!" Luckily, she has a soft landing in a horse trough.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'':
**
In the ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' the episode "Citizen Khan", Clementine Clevenger attempts to escape a locked room with a BedsheetLadder while saying "This always works in the movies." Unfortunately, the knots get undone and she falls with her noting, "So much for the movies!" Luckily, she has a soft landing in a horse trough.



* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' has Donatello attempt to save an alien in a crashed vessel thus:
--> "Quick, boil some water!"
--> "We're not delivering a baby, dumbo!"
--> "...I heard it in a movie once..."
** From the same series: Michelangelo and Donatello were tied up back to-back in chairs with a bomb next to them. Mikey revealed that he had seen a scene like this before on TV and, following his direction, the two rocked back and forth to tip over onto the floor. However, when Donatello asked what to do next, Mikey realized that he didn't know--at the time, he'd gone to get popcorn before the scene had finished.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'':
**
One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' has Donatello attempt to save an alien in a crashed vessel thus:
--> "Quick, --->'''Donatello:''' Quick, boil some water!"
--> "We're
water!\\
'''Raphael:''' We're
not delivering a baby, dumbo!"
--> "...
dumbo!\\
'''Donatello:''' ...
I heard it in a movie once..."
once...
** From the same series: Michelangelo and Donatello were are tied up back to-back in chairs with a bomb next to them. Mikey revealed reveals that he had has seen a scene like this before on TV and, following his direction, the two rocked rock back and forth to tip over onto the floor. However, when Donatello asked asks what to do next, Mikey realized realizes that he didn't know--at doesn't know -- at the time, he'd gone to get popcorn before the scene had finished.



* "[[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} It came to me in a dream. And I forgot it in another dream.]]" - [[MadScientist Professor]] Hubert [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Farnsworth]]

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* "[[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
-->'''[[MadScientist Professor]] Hubert [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Farnsworth]]:'''
It came to me in a dream. And I forgot it in another dream.]]" - [[MadScientist Professor]] Hubert [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Farnsworth]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'':
-->'''Shrek''': The princess will be up the stairs in the highest room in the tallest tower.
-->'''Donkey''': How do you know she's gonn be there?
-->'''Shrek''': I read it in a book once.
** Justified in that Shrek's world is literally a land of fairy tales, and that the book he mentioned was specifically the tale about the very princess they were trying to rescue. Not only that, but said book was the one he was reading (and used as toilet paper) at the very beginning of the movie.



* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoon "Fit to be Tied" featured Spike, while beating Tom, doing something he claimed to have seen on tv.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' featured Homer trying to stop an animal stampede by yelling "{{Jumanji}}". After it failed, Homer wondered if there was anything from movies worth learning.
** Another episode has Homer trying the camera trick mentioned in the ''NCIS'' example, "citing" the film ''[[Film/{{Speed}} The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down]]''.
** And in another he saw someone get what he wants by slapping people in the face with a glove. He instantly adopts this and succeeds - until a "Southern gentleman" accepts his challenge to a duel. He also tries it with Jimmy Carter and has to flee the ex-president.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoon "Fit to be Tied" featured features Spike, while beating Tom, doing something he claimed claims to have seen on tv.
TV.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
**
One episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' featured features Homer trying to stop an animal stampede by yelling "{{Jumanji}}". "Film/{{Jumanji}}". After it failed, fails, Homer wondered wonders if there was is anything from movies worth learning.
** Another episode has Homer trying the camera trick mentioned in the ''NCIS'' example, "citing" the film ''[[Film/{{Speed}} The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down]]''.
Down]]''.
** And in another he saw sees someone get what he wants by slapping people in the face with a glove. He instantly adopts this and succeeds - -- until a "Southern gentleman" accepts his challenge to a duel. He also tries it with Jimmy Carter and has to flee the ex-president.



-->'''Pinky:''' Zounds, you're a good driver, Brain.
-->'''Brain:''' I've watched a lot of ''Series/DukesOfHazzard''.

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-->'''Pinky:''' Zounds, you're a good driver, Brain.
-->'''Brain:'''
Brain.\\
'''Brain:'''
I've watched a lot of ''Series/DukesOfHazzard''.



* In one of Creator/FrizFreleng's cartoons featuring two Mexican cats, the smart cat uses a trick to catch Speedy Gonzales, saying he'd seen it in a WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon.
** In Frank Tashlin's "The Major Lied At Dawn" (1937), the Major--after suffering a beatdown against an army of jungle animals--pulls out a can of spinach, saying "By jove, if it's good enough for that [[WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}} sailor man]], then it's good enough for me."
* ''TheHairBearBunch'' is rehearsing for a scene in a revisionist version of "Goldilocks And The Three Bears." Twinkles Sunshine, the movie's star and revisionist of the script gives the bears instructions when the evil prince arrives.

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* ''WesternAnimation/looneyTunes'':
**
In one of Creator/FrizFreleng's cartoons featuring two Mexican cats, the smart cat uses a trick to catch Speedy Gonzales, saying he'd seen it in a WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon.
** In Frank Tashlin's "The Major Lied At at Dawn" (1937), the Major--after Major -- after suffering a beatdown against an army of jungle animals--pulls animals -- pulls out a can of spinach, saying "By jove, if it's good enough for that [[WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}} sailor man]], then it's good enough for me."
* ''TheHairBearBunch'' ''WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch'': The Bunch is rehearsing for a scene in a revisionist version of "Goldilocks And The and the Three Bears." Bears". Twinkles Sunshine, the movie's star and revisionist of the script gives the bears instructions when the evil prince arrives.



* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' after being stranded in the middle of nowhere in "Pizza Delivery", Spongebob tries to get himself and Squidward back home by using tactics from old pioneers which he says he "saw in a movie once." Most of them worked albeit their progress was constantly hindered by Squidward.
* A ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' episode set in the cold of the Canadian winter, ''The Iceman Ducketh'', sees Bugs Bunny trying to evade Daffy Duck, who is chasing him on skis. Bugs comments [[BreakingTheFourthWall to the audience]], "I saw this in a toothpaste commercial once," before tossing a bucket of water in front of Daffy, which instantly freezes into a wall of ice.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' after being stranded in the middle of nowhere in "Pizza Delivery", Spongebob tries to get himself and Squidward back home by using tactics from old pioneers which he says he "saw in a movie once." Most of them worked albeit their progress was constantly hindered by Squidward.
* A ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' episode set in the cold of the Canadian winter, ''The "The Iceman Ducketh'', Ducketh", sees Bugs Bunny trying to evade Daffy Duck, who is chasing him on skis. Bugs comments [[BreakingTheFourthWall [[AsideComment to the audience]], "I saw this in a toothpaste commercial once," before tossing a bucket of water in front of Daffy, which instantly freezes into a wall of ice.



* In a second season episode of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' called "Tooth or Dare," Angelica comes up with various ideas to pry out Chuckie's prominent front teeth in order to get money after hearing the story of the Tooth Fairy. One of the attempts she makes is something that she tells Chuckie and her cousin, Tommy, she [[TitleDrop once saw in a movie]]. [[RealityEnsues When the plan inevitably fails]], Angelica claims, "Well, it worked in the movie!"

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* In a second season episode of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' called "Tooth or Dare," Dare", Angelica comes up with various ideas to pry out Chuckie's prominent front teeth in order to get money after hearing the story of the Tooth Fairy. One of the attempts she makes is something that she tells Chuckie and her cousin, Tommy, she [[TitleDrop once saw in a movie]]. [[RealityEnsues When the plan inevitably fails]], Angelica claims, "Well, it worked in the movie!"
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** And in another he saw someone get what he wants by slapping people in the face with a glove. He instantly adopts this and succeeds - until a "Southern gentleman" accepts his challenge to a duel. He also tries it with Jimmy Carter and has to flee the ex-president.
4th May '16 12:08:55 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Played straight but justified in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''. Trying to interpret the game board's story as a mystery rather than a fantasy story, various characters use knowledge gained from reading mystery novels.

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* Played straight but justified in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''.''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry''. Trying to interpret the game board's story as a mystery rather than a fantasy story, various characters use knowledge gained from reading mystery novels.
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* An exchange between Jessica and Anna in ''VisualNovel/AtomGrrrl'' at a casino:
-->'''Anna:''' Hey, by the way, where did you learn to play roulette?\\
'''Jessica:''' Oh, yesterday. I figured, 'hey, why don't I check out a Man Ketsudaira movie?'
29th Apr '16 9:06:25 PM Kartoonkid95
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' episode "Fred's Second Car", Fred and Barney are trapped in a gangster's hideout and Fred gets the idea for them to tackle a {{mook}} and grab his gun when he walks in, saying he saw it in a gangster movie on TV. However, the mook dodges the attackr and he "I watch TV too, fellas".

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' episode "Fred's Second Car", Fred and Barney are trapped in a gangster's hideout and Fred gets the idea for them to tackle a {{mook}} and grab his gun when he walks in, saying he saw it in a gangster movie on TV. However, the mook dodges the attackr attack, and he taunts "I watch TV too, fellas".
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' episode "Fred's Second Car", Fred and Barney are trapped in a gangster's hideout and Fred gets the idea for them to tackle a {{mook}} and grab his gun when he walks in, saying he saw it in a gangster movie on TV. However, the mook dodges the attackr and he "I watch TV too, fellas".
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* In ''Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney'', after the pair are murdered by the "Evil Robot Uses"(resulting in them becoming ghosts) they try to warn everyone by [[DemonicPossession possessing Ted's dad]]; when Ted asks Bill if he's sure it will work, Bill replies, "It worked in ''Film/TheExorcist'', parts 1 ''and'' 3."
20th Jan '16 6:05:36 PM Adept
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* Subverted in ''CrossChannel''. In two different scenes, Taichi insists he can drive cars because he's seen how it works in manga. Naturally, this leads to hilarious results.
* Played straight but justified in ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''. Trying to interpret the game board's story as a mystery rather than a fantasy story, various characters use knowledge gained from reading mystery novels.

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* Subverted in ''CrossChannel''.''VisualNovel/CrossChannel''. In two different scenes, Taichi insists he can drive cars because he's seen how it works in manga. Naturally, this leads to hilarious results.
* Played straight but justified in ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''.''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi''. Trying to interpret the game board's story as a mystery rather than a fantasy story, various characters use knowledge gained from reading mystery novels.
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* In a second season episode of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' called "Tooth or Dare," Angelica comes up with various ideas to pry out Chuckie's prominent in order to get money after hearing the story of the Tooth Fairy. One of the attempts she makes is something that she tells Chuckie and her cousin, Tommy, she [[TitleDrop once saw in a movie]]. [[RealityEnsues When the plan inevitably fails]], Angelica claims, "Well it worked in the movie!"

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* In a second season episode of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' called "Tooth or Dare," Angelica comes up with various ideas to pry out Chuckie's prominent front teeth in order to get money after hearing the story of the Tooth Fairy. One of the attempts she makes is something that she tells Chuckie and her cousin, Tommy, she [[TitleDrop once saw in a movie]]. [[RealityEnsues When the plan inevitably fails]], Angelica claims, "Well "Well, it worked in the movie!"
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