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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.
21st May '17 11:44:31 AM nombretomado
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* All of the ViewAskewniverse contains this to some degree. ''Film/{{Clerks}}'' is almost entirely built around Seinfeldian Conversation, and there's T.S. and Brodie's conversation at the cookie stand about whether or not Lois Lane could carry Franchise/{{Superman}}'s baby to term in ''Film/{{Mallrats}}''. When it happens in ''Film/{{Dogma}}'' it's almost shocking, as it's not really Seinfeldian--the religious discussions are at least tangentially related to the plot, and most people would consider religious discussion worth a lot of thought and time. The hands-down winner, however, is ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsFfBB2W7IA&feature=related The Flying Car]]''.

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* All of the ViewAskewniverse Film/TheViewAskewniverse contains this to some degree. ''Film/{{Clerks}}'' is almost entirely built around Seinfeldian Conversation, and there's T.S. and Brodie's conversation at the cookie stand about whether or not Lois Lane could carry Franchise/{{Superman}}'s baby to term in ''Film/{{Mallrats}}''. When it happens in ''Film/{{Dogma}}'' it's almost shocking, as it's not really Seinfeldian--the religious discussions are at least tangentially related to the plot, and most people would consider religious discussion worth a lot of thought and time. The hands-down winner, however, is ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsFfBB2W7IA&feature=related The Flying Car]]''.
30th Apr '17 9:50:23 PM sorako
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* One of the StealthParody horror-comedy Anime/{{Mayoiga}}'s favourite tricks to remove any fear-factor from its sinister goings-on. The most infamous example happens when a character apparently dies, causing the survivors to descend into a lengthy argument over what his elaborate pseudonym was. [[note]]He called himself Icebound Judgeness. They ended up with Catacomb Assbound, or Ass-kun for short[[/note]]

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* One of the StealthParody horror-comedy Anime/{{Mayoiga}}'s ''Anime/TheLostVillage'''s favourite tricks to remove any fear-factor from its sinister goings-on. The most infamous example happens when a character apparently dies, causing the survivors to descend into a lengthy argument over what his elaborate pseudonym was. [[note]]He called himself Icebound Judgeness. They ended up with Catacomb Assbound, or Ass-kun for short[[/note]]
28th Apr '17 4:19:43 PM AFP
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** Amusingly enough, the entire conversion gets a CallBack several seasons later when Garibaldi [[TrustPassword needs to guess the password]] Sinclair has used to encrypt a message for him. Ultimately the password ends up having nothing to do with that conversation at all.
24th Apr '17 5:12:08 PM StarTropes
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* ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' loves this trope.
** The original ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' as well. While most crime shows jump directly from the intro part with the victim to the main characters arriving at the crime scene, the ''NCIS'' characters almost always spend a few minutes at their desks, talking about something irrelevant, before they get called to the crime scene. Whatever they happened to be discussing is also usually brought up again before the episode is over.

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* ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' loves this trope.
** The original
''Series/{{NCIS}}'' as well. and [[Series/NCISLosAngeles its]] [[Series/NCISNewOrleans spinoffs]] love this trope. While most crime shows jump directly from the intro part with the victim to the main characters arriving at the crime scene, the ''NCIS'' characters NCIS agents almost always spend a few minutes at their desks, talking about something irrelevant, before they get called to the crime scene. Whatever they happened to be discussing is also usually brought up again before the episode is over.
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