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23rd Jul '16 2:26:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'' has these in both the book and the film adaptation. There's an infamous scene involving a fight over business cards and there are ruminations on random pop singers and 1980s culture in between the main character murdering people. Actually, all of the novels by BretEastonEllis have this to a degree.

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* ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'' has these in both the book and the film adaptation. There's an infamous scene involving a fight over business cards and there are ruminations on random pop singers and 1980s culture in between the main character murdering people. Actually, all of the novels by BretEastonEllis Creator/BretEastonEllis have this to a degree.
13th Jun '16 7:47:51 PM Shishkahuben
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* They happen with delightful frequency in ''Series/GilmoreGirls''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az4LMRpggig Where did all the anvils go?]] Where indeed.

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* They happen with delightful frequency in ''Series/GilmoreGirls''.''Series/GilmoreGirls'', usually between plot-relevant scenes. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az4LMRpggig Where did all the anvils go?]] Where indeed.



* Jamie and Tyrion have a lot one about bugs before Tyrion gets executed.

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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Jamie and Tyrion have a lot lengthy one about bugs before Tyrion gets executed. is set to be executed.



* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' often interspersed these between plot-relevant scenes.
5th Jun '16 6:18:07 PM Lullaby22
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* ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' often interspersed these between plot-relevant scenes.
4th Jun '16 3:32:00 AM awnman
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* ''Dragnet'' regularly plays with this. One instance in episode 16 has an extended diversion of Friday badly explaining a card game to his partner.
30th Apr '16 8:25:36 AM DanMat6288
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-->"[[LampshadeHanging This is easily the most pointless conversation we ever had.]]"
28th Mar '16 11:45:14 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''DrakeAndJosh'': "So, what's the difference between a hoagie and a submarine sandwich?"

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* ''DrakeAndJosh'': ''Series/DrakeAndJosh'': "So, what's the difference between a hoagie and a submarine sandwich?"
24th Mar '16 12:17:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* It can be argued that the entire premise of ''DeadliestWarrior'' is this, as the point of the show is to figure out who would win a fight between two random people or groups - say, a Spartan vs. a Ninja. And then, the arguments between the experts within the show serve only to enhance this.
24th Mar '16 12:16:18 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''AmericanPsycho'' has these in both the book and the film adaptation. There's an infamous scene involving a fight over business cards and there are ruminations on random pop singers and 1980s culture in between the main character murdering people. Actually, all of the novels by BretEastonEllis have this to a degree.
* Wonderfully described in ''{{Warbreaker}}'':

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* ''AmericanPsycho'' ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'' has these in both the book and the film adaptation. There's an infamous scene involving a fight over business cards and there are ruminations on random pop singers and 1980s culture in between the main character murdering people. Actually, all of the novels by BretEastonEllis have this to a degree.
* Wonderfully described in ''{{Warbreaker}}'':''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'':



* ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'' has several of these. One prominent example is when Frank and Marie Barone argued for a full two minutes about what "fork split" on the side of a package of English Muffins means. Frank insisted that it instructs you not to cut the muffin, but to split it with a fork. Marie insisted that it meant that they already split it for you at the factory with a fork. At the end of the argument, Frank refused to eat the muffin, because it was cut with a knife, and thus Marie had "killed the crannies and smushed them into the nooks." Marie retaliates by splitting apart Frank's newspaper with a fork.

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* ''EverybodyLovesRaymond'' ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' has several of these. One prominent example is when Frank and Marie Barone argued for a full two minutes about what "fork split" on the side of a package of English Muffins means. Frank insisted that it instructs you not to cut the muffin, but to split it with a fork. Marie insisted that it meant that they already split it for you at the factory with a fork. At the end of the argument, Frank refused to eat the muffin, because it was cut with a knife, and thus Marie had "killed the crannies and smushed them into the nooks." Marie retaliates by splitting apart Frank's newspaper with a fork.



* They happen with delightful frequency in ''GilmoreGirls''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az4LMRpggig Where did all the anvils go?]] Where indeed.
* ''TheWestWing'' does this almost as much as ''Seinfeld'', although the content of the pointless conversation in question is usually high-intelligence. This happens most often on the part of President Bartlet, who takes great pleasure in torturing the rest of the characters with his inane ramblings and trivia and analyses and getting away with it, because he's the president and no one can tell him to shut up.

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* They happen with delightful frequency in ''GilmoreGirls''.''Series/GilmoreGirls''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az4LMRpggig Where did all the anvils go?]] Where indeed.
* ''TheWestWing'' ''Series/TheWestWing'' does this almost as much as ''Seinfeld'', although the content of the pointless conversation in question is usually high-intelligence. This happens most often on the part of President Bartlet, who takes great pleasure in torturing the rest of the characters with his inane ramblings and trivia and analyses and getting away with it, because he's the president and no one can tell him to shut up.



* ''[[Series/BabylonFive Babylon 5]]'' did this a few times to play up the idea that "life goes on" even in space. One notable instance was when a [[AllergicToRoutine very bored]] Garibaldi dragged Sinclair into a conversation about getting dressed in the morning. Garibaldi got distracted and couldn't remember what he did first with his pants, and wanted to know what Sinclair did.

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* ''[[Series/BabylonFive Babylon 5]]'' ''Series/BabylonFive'' did this a few times to play up the idea that "life goes on" even in space. One notable instance was when a [[AllergicToRoutine very bored]] Garibaldi dragged Sinclair into a conversation about getting dressed in the morning. Garibaldi got distracted and couldn't remember what he did first with his pants, and wanted to know what Sinclair did.



* ''TheNewAdventuresOfOldChristine'' (AKA the first show to break the ''Seinfeld'' curse) had these frequently mostly between Old Christine and her brother Matthew.

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* ''TheNewAdventuresOfOldChristine'' ''Series/TheNewAdventuresOfOldChristine'' (AKA the first show to break the ''Seinfeld'' curse) had these frequently mostly between Old Christine and her brother Matthew.



* Some seasons of ''LastOfTheSummerWine'' love this trope, especially the second Foggy run. Their version typically has the three main characters speaking in turn as though in a conversation, but they're actually all monologuing on different unrelated subjects and ignoring the other two.

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* Some seasons of ''LastOfTheSummerWine'' ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'' love this trope, especially the second Foggy run. Their version typically has the three main characters speaking in turn as though in a conversation, but they're actually all monologuing on different unrelated subjects and ignoring the other two.



* Appears in ''{{Friends}}'', with conversations about why DonaldDuck wears a [[ModestyTowel towel]] after showering, or why there isn't a superhero named Goldman.

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* Appears in ''{{Friends}}'', ''Series/{{Friends}}'', with conversations about why DonaldDuck wears a [[ModestyTowel towel]] after showering, or why there isn't a superhero named Goldman.



* ''DeadLikeMe'' had a few of them, one in particular involving Mason and Roxie discussing having a bird as a pet. It gets very heated.

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* ''DeadLikeMe'' ''Series/DeadLikeMe'' had a few of them, one in particular involving Mason and Roxie discussing having a bird as a pet. It gets very heated.



* Done a few times on {{Blossom}}. One specific example that comes to mind is a conversation between Blossom and Six about how people on tv never seem to need to use the bathroom. This discussion ends when Six announces that she has to go to the bathroom.

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* Done a few times on {{Blossom}}.''Series/{{Blossom}}''. One specific example that comes to mind is a conversation between Blossom and Six about how people on tv never seem to need to use the bathroom. This discussion ends when Six announces that she has to go to the bathroom.
19th Mar '16 2:15:11 PM nombretomado
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* Usually done with nerd topics in ''TheBigBangTheory''. In one episode they start talking about who the most genuinely heroic character in the MarvelUniverse would be, going along the lines of the doctor who gives Wolverine his prostate exam. A few minutes after more plot-relevent events happen, Raj tries to bring the topic back up and Leonard dismisses it as his new question is rather stupid. Raj replies, "We are talking about probing the heinies of superheroes... there are no stupid questions."

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* Usually done with nerd topics in ''TheBigBangTheory''.''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. In one episode they start talking about who the most genuinely heroic character in the MarvelUniverse would be, going along the lines of the doctor who gives Wolverine his prostate exam. A few minutes after more plot-relevent events happen, Raj tries to bring the topic back up and Leonard dismisses it as his new question is rather stupid. Raj replies, "We are talking about probing the heinies of superheroes... there are no stupid questions."
19th Mar '16 7:54:05 AM Hossmeister
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