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19th Feb '18 8:27:54 AM AmuckCricetine
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In the episode "Cape Feare", Bart pulls one on Sideshow Bob. When Bob has him cornered on the adrift houseboat and asks if he has any {{Last Request}}s, Bart plays on his ego, telling him he has such a lovely singing voice ("Guilty as charged!" exclaims Bob) and asks him to sing the entire score of ''Theatre/HMSPinafore'', Bob complies (mostly to prove he can do it, probably) oblivious to the fact that the boat is drifting towards Springfield as he does, and as he finishes, he's noticed by Chief Wiggum and a squad of armed police, who tell him to raise 'em.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In the episode "Cape Feare", "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E2CapeFeare Cape Feare]]", Bart pulls one on Sideshow Bob. When Bob has him cornered on the adrift houseboat and asks if he has any {{Last Request}}s, Bart plays on his ego, telling him he has such a lovely singing voice ("Guilty as charged!" exclaims Bob) and asks him to sing the entire score of ''Theatre/HMSPinafore'', Bob complies (mostly to prove he can do it, probably) oblivious to the fact that the boat is drifting towards Springfield as he does, and as he finishes, he's noticed by Chief Wiggum and a squad of armed police, who tell him to raise 'em.
11th Feb '18 8:54:43 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The original BigLippedAlligatorMoment is an example. In ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'', Charlie finds himself at the mercy of a hungry alligator, but when the alligator hears Charlie's singing voice, he's impressed and decides they should "make music together." This is a setup for [[spoiler:[[AndroclesLion the alligator saving Charlie's ass at the end of the movie]]]], which is why it's technically not a ''true'' BigLippedAlligatorMoment.

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* The original BigLippedAlligatorMoment in ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'' is an example. In ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'', Charlie finds himself at the mercy of a hungry alligator, but when the alligator hears Charlie's singing voice, he's impressed and decides they should "make music together." together" in a DisneyAcidSequence. This is a setup for [[spoiler:[[AndroclesLion the supposed to set up [[spoiler:the alligator saving Charlie's ass ass]] at the end of the movie]]]], which is why it's technically not a ''true'' BigLippedAlligatorMoment.movie, but it still feels quite out of place.
10th Feb '18 1:48:48 AM JackG
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* ''Film/TheEmperorAndTheAssassin:'' Emperor Ying Zheng plans a BatmanGambit: Trick Yan reign to send an assassin to kill Ying as a deliberate move to give Ying the excuse he needs to invade Yan. Assassin Jing Ke, realising his target is watching him like a hawk, pretends to collapse in fear and confesses he's been sent to kill the Emperor. Ying Zheng is so overjoyed at this (it's exactly the pretext he needs to launch his invasion) that he lets his guard down.

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* ''Film/TheEmperorAndTheAssassin:'' Emperor Ying Zheng plans a BatmanGambit: Trick Yan reign to send Yan's rulers into sending an assassin to kill Ying as a deliberate move to give Ying Zheng the excuse he needs to invade Yan. Assassin Jing Ke, realising his target is watching him like a hawk, pretends to collapse in fear and confesses he's been sent to kill the Emperor. Ying Zheng is so overjoyed at this (it's exactly the pretext he needs to launch his invasion) that he lets his guard down.
1st Jan '18 8:54:05 PM WithFlowers
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* In ''ComicBook/TheOneHundredNightsOfHero'', this is the main plot - a woman named Cherry has to stall Manfred, who her husband Jerome has bet that he can't seduce her, for a hundred days. Her maid/lover Hero decides to solve the problem by telling Manfred a hundred nights' worth of stories.
9th Dec '17 6:54:33 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Used by ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} in ''Astonishing ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''. [[spoiler: Knowing that the Breakworld has his ship bugged, he deliberately makes some vague reference to a mysterious superweapon, and then throws himself into suicidal danger, banking that the Breakworlders will value intelligence on the superweapon more than his death. He's right.]]

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* Used by ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} in ''Astonishing ComicBook/{{X-Men}}''.ComicBook/XMen''. [[spoiler: Knowing that the Breakworld has his ship bugged, he deliberately makes some vague reference to a mysterious superweapon, and then throws himself into suicidal danger, banking that the Breakworlders will value intelligence on the superweapon more than his death. He's right.]]
25th Nov '17 9:31:14 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In the canon episode "Cape Feare", Bart pulls one on Sideshow Bob. When Bob has him cornered on the adrift houseboat and asks if he has any {{Last Request}}s, Bart plays on his ego, telling him he has such a lovely singing voice ("Guilty as charged!" exclaims Bob) and asks him to sing the entire score of ''Theatre/HMSPinafore'', Bob complies (mostly to prove he can do it, probably) oblivious to the fact that the boat is drifting towards Springfield as he does, and as he finishes, he's noticed by Chief Wiggum and a squad of armed police, who tell him to raise 'em.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In the canon episode "Cape Feare", Bart pulls one on Sideshow Bob. When Bob has him cornered on the adrift houseboat and asks if he has any {{Last Request}}s, Bart plays on his ego, telling him he has such a lovely singing voice ("Guilty as charged!" exclaims Bob) and asks him to sing the entire score of ''Theatre/HMSPinafore'', Bob complies (mostly to prove he can do it, probably) oblivious to the fact that the boat is drifting towards Springfield as he does, and as he finishes, he's noticed by Chief Wiggum and a squad of armed police, who tell him to raise 'em.
19th Jul '17 3:29:36 AM jormis29
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* Actually ''inverted'' in the animated film ''Magic Gift of the Snowman''. At the start of the film, protagonist Landon learns that his [[IllGirl younger]] [[WheelchairWoobie sister]] Emery-Elizabeth is very ill and confined to her bed; although the doctor believes she'll recover if she can make it to Christmas, she seems to have lost the will to live and might not last that long. Determined to help his sister pull through, Landon begins telling her a story about [[TotallyRadical a magical]] [[AnIcePerson snowman]] named Snowden and his adventures with the two of them, ending it on a cliffhanger each night so that Emery-Elizabeth will have to hang on until the following day to hear what happens next. [[spoiler:Not only does she make it to Christmas, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming come Christmas morning she's out of her wheelchair as well]].]]

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* Actually ''inverted'' in the animated film ''Magic Gift of the Snowman''.''WesternAnimation/MagicGiftOfTheSnowman''. At the start of the film, protagonist Landon learns that his [[IllGirl younger]] [[WheelchairWoobie sister]] Emery-Elizabeth is very ill and confined to her bed; although the doctor believes she'll recover if she can make it to Christmas, she seems to have lost the will to live and might not last that long. Determined to help his sister pull through, Landon begins telling her a story about [[TotallyRadical a magical]] [[AnIcePerson snowman]] named Snowden and his adventures with the two of them, ending it on a cliffhanger each night so that Emery-Elizabeth will have to hang on until the following day to hear what happens next. [[spoiler:Not only does she make it to Christmas, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming come Christmas morning she's out of her wheelchair as well]].]]
17th Jun '17 12:56:31 PM Redhead64
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* Actually ''inverted'' in the animated film ''Magic Gift of the Snowman''. At the start of the film, protagonist Landon learns that his [[IllGirl younger]] [[WheelchairWoobie sister]] Emery-Elizabeth is very ill and confined to her bed; although the doctor believes she'll recover if she can make it to Christmas, she seems to have lost the will to live and might not last that long. Determined to help his sister pull through, Landon begins telling her a story about [[TotallyRadical a magical]] [[AnIcePerson snowman]] named Snowden and his adventures with the two of them, ending it on a cliffhanger each night so that Emery-Elizabeth will have to hang on until the following day to hear what happens next. [[spoiler:Not only does she make it to Christmas, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming come Christmas morning she's out of her wheelchair as well]].]]



* Actually ''inverted'' in the animated film ''Magic Gift of the Snowman''. At the start of the film, protagonist Landon learns that his [[IllGirl younger]] [[WheelchairWoobie sister]] Emery-Elizabeth is very ill and confined to her bed; although the doctor believes she'll recover if she can make it to Christmas, she seems to have lost the will to live and might not last that long. Determined to help his sister pull through, Landon begins telling her a story about [[TotallyRadical a magical]] [[AnIcePerson snowman]] named Snowden and his adventures with the two of them, ending it on a cliffhanger each night so that Emery-Elizabeth will have to hang on until the following day to hear what happens next. [[spoiler:Not only does she make it to Christmas, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming come Christmas morning she's out of her wheelchair as well]].]]
20th May '17 3:06:35 PM darkemyst
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* In ''Comicbook/RedHoodTheLostDays'' Talia starts off seeking out mentors for Jason all over the world as a stalling tactic since she loves Bruce and doesn't actually want Jason to kill him. By the end of the comic she's also seeking revenge on Bruce and she convinces Jason to punish him for the both of them without killing him.
1st Apr '17 9:56:57 PM SarcasmKid
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* Snow White uses the tactic in the ''{{ComicBook/Fables}}'' graphic novel ''1001 Nights of Snowfall''. The title is a clear allusion to ''One Thousand and One Nights''.

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* Snow White uses the tactic in the ''{{ComicBook/Fables}}'' graphic novel ''1001 Nights of Snowfall''. The title is a clear allusion to ''One Thousand and One Nights''. [[spoiler: The ending reveals this is actually a prequel to ''One Thousand and One Nights'' when Snow meets Scheherezade herself and tells her how to avoid being executed.]]
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