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8th Sep '17 6:43:12 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' has had several of these, often involving Hurley. The episode "Catch 22" saw Charlie and Hurley pursuing a downed parachutist through the jungle while discussing who would win a race between {{Superman}} and TheFlash.

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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' has had several of these, often involving Hurley. The episode "Catch 22" saw Charlie and Hurley pursuing a downed parachutist through the jungle while discussing who would win a race between {{Superman}} and TheFlash.Franchise/TheFlash.
30th Aug '17 12:47:57 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, Sheogorath, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[MadGod Madness]], is fond of these. Given his MadHatter and CloudCuckoolander tendencies, he often has them with himself.
--> '''Sheogorath''': ''"Cat's out of the bag on that one, isn't it? Who puts cats in bags, anyway? Cats hate bags!"''
26th Aug '17 3:13:08 AM Yozzy
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* The novel ''Literature/SkinGame'' of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' series has [[TheHero Harry]] and [[VoluntaryShapeshifter Goodman Gray]] stop briefly to discuss the film ''Film/TheBlackHole'' after Harry quoted a line from the movie (Goodman was calling Harry out on it because he thinks the movie was obscure and awful, whereas Harry actually liked the film). This is fairly normal for Harry, whose brain is full of aging pop culture, but it stands out because they were in ''the middle of a heist'' to rob the vault of [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Hades]]. Yes, ''that'' Hades.
21st Aug '17 3:32:47 PM Pastykake
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Named, of course, for ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', which had this as its signature trope. The characters were always debating things like the opposite of eating tuna (Jerry suggested that eating salmon is the opposite, because they swim in the other direction; George rationalized that it was chicken salad.).

See also DistractingDisambiguation. When the conversation about nothing turns into an unusually passionate argument, it's a CavemenVsAstronautsDebate. If the conversation involves who would win in a fight, see UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny. See also TalkAboutTheWeather. {{Speech Centric Work}}s tend to be based heavily around Seinfeldian Conversations. Regular and [[EruditeStoner erudite]] brands of [[TheStoner Stoner]] are guaranteed to partake of this trope; [[TruthInTelevision it's a well-known side-effect of being high on weed.]]

Be warned that [[TropesAreTools not all viewers may like it.]] Long conversations betray the notion that film and television are [[ShowDontTell visual media,]] so not everyone [[ViewersAreGoldfish will have the patience to sit through it.]] This can be regarded as {{Padding}} and make the viewer scream [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail "GET ON WITH IT!"]]

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Named, of course, for ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', which had this as its whose signature trope. trope is this. The characters were are always debating things like the opposite of eating tuna tuna. (Jerry suggested suggests that eating salmon is the opposite, because they swim in the other direction; George rationalized rationalizes that it was is chicken salad.).

See also DistractingDisambiguation. When the conversation about nothing turns into an unusually passionate argument, it's a CavemenVsAstronautsDebate. If the conversation involves who would win in a fight, see UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny. See also TalkAboutTheWeather. {{Speech Centric Work}}s [[SpeechCentricWork Speech-Centric Works]] tend to be based heavily around Seinfeldian Conversations. Regular and [[EruditeStoner erudite]] brands of [[TheStoner Stoner]] are guaranteed to partake of this trope; [[TruthInTelevision it's a well-known side-effect of being high on weed.]]

Be warned that [[TropesAreTools not all viewers may like it.]] Long conversations betray the notion that film and television are [[ShowDontTell visual media,]] media]], so not everyone [[ViewersAreGoldfish will have the patience to sit through it.]] This can be regarded as {{Padding}} and make the viewer scream scream, [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail "GET ON WITH IT!"]]
20th Jun '17 5:31:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/MulhollandFalls'': During the detectives' investigation in the ForbiddenZone, Elleroy breaks into a long-winded rant about cowboy movies that doesn't really have anything to with the rest of the plot.
8th Jun '17 11:51:47 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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->''"Nonstop. I admit, I have some sort of strange fascination: How long can two people talk about nothing?"''

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->''"Nonstop. I ->''"I admit, I have some sort of strange fascination: How long can two people talk about nothing?"''
29th May '17 3:29:43 AM sayaleviathan
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' had Jaime and Tyrion discussing about their mentally-disabled cousin who likes crushing bugs which got Tyrion searching for some philosophical meaning on that. Do note that this conversation took place before Tyrion's TrialByCombat.
28th May '17 4:33:09 PM nombretomado
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** As an example of when this type of conversation is taken to absurd lengths artist Jacen Burrows relates a story of when he was promoting his collaboration with WarrenEllis ''Scars'', a dark crime drama about a cop going through a nervous breakdown, at a convention he was asked who would win in a fight between Batman and the main character.

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** As an example of when this type of conversation is taken to absurd lengths artist Jacen Burrows relates a story of when he was promoting his collaboration with WarrenEllis Creator/WarrenEllis ''Scars'', a dark crime drama about a cop going through a nervous breakdown, at a convention he was asked who would win in a fight between Batman and the main character.
27th May '17 10:57:53 AM nombretomado
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* The parody novel ''The Dragon With The Girl Tattoo'' has a chapter where Helltrik Vagner talks about how, after the human civilisation was overthrown, "Several decades passed before proper intensive factory farming of goats, sheeps and pigs was established." Kaal corrects him on the pluralisation of "sheep", leading to [[OverlyLongGag a three-and-a-half page argument on the subject.]] Of course, anyone familiar with the MillenniumTrilogy can spot the {{foreshadowing}} here.

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* The parody novel ''The Dragon With The Girl Tattoo'' has a chapter where Helltrik Vagner talks about how, after the human civilisation was overthrown, "Several decades passed before proper intensive factory farming of goats, sheeps and pigs was established." Kaal corrects him on the pluralisation of "sheep", leading to [[OverlyLongGag a three-and-a-half page argument on the subject.]] Of course, anyone familiar with the MillenniumTrilogy ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy'' can spot the {{foreshadowing}} here.
22nd May '17 3:58:22 PM mutents
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* On the short lived show ''Series/TheFinder'' the main characters frequently had discussions about bizarre topics unrelated to the plot of the episode, including Duty vs. Honor, Designated Hitter vs. Al Qaeda, Lucky vs. Good, and Kinda Good vs. Sorta Evil.
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