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19th Aug '17 6:55:42 PM jormis29
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* ''The Assignment'' (1997). As part of his training in espionage, the protagonist has to enter a room and work out from what he sees if the woman who owns it is having an affair. This becomes a ChekhovsSkill later in the movie, when he uses similar clues to establish that the woman he's meeting has slipped out to make contact with a hostile surveillance team.

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* ''The Assignment'' ''Film/TheAssignment'' (1997). As part of his training in espionage, the protagonist has to enter a room and work out from what he sees if the woman who owns it is having an affair. This becomes a ChekhovsSkill later in the movie, when he uses similar clues to establish that the woman he's meeting has slipped out to make contact with a hostile surveillance team.
25th Jul '17 3:51:03 PM DoctorCooper
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* Creator/DerrenBrown is capable of doing these- as seen in this segment where he uses it to guess the professions of people he meets in the street- http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=Ikk2DlEKQCw&feature=endscreen


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* Creator/DerrenBrown is capable of doing these- as seen in this segment where he uses it to guess the professions of people he meets in the street- http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=Ikk2DlEKQCw&feature=endscreen
7th Jul '17 1:08:50 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''Series/{{Voyagers}}'', "[[Recap/VoyagersS1E20JacksBack Jack's Back]]": Arthur Conan Doyle is presented as having the same ability his character Sherlock Holmes did; he deduces Nellie Bly's nationality and profession from her clothing, behavior, and articles. Later, he shows off his deductive skills to the police chief so as to prove that he's right in saying the evidence declares Bogg is innocent.
21st Jun '17 8:48:23 PM WillBGood
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** The [[film/XxXReturnOfXanderCage sequel]] reprises it as Cage figures out he's being tested when a strange man sits by him at a village square and somehow knows Xander speaks English as he talks. Xander also notices a teenager wearing too expensive headphones, a woman running to a bus that won't leave for a while and a "cop" paying for a drink with foreign currency.

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** The [[film/XxXReturnOfXanderCage [[Film/XxXReturnOfXanderCage sequel]] reprises it as Cage figures out he's being tested when a strange man sits by him at a village square and somehow knows Xander speaks English as he talks. Xander also notices a teenager wearing too expensive headphones, a woman running to a bus that won't leave for a while and a "cop" paying for a drink with foreign currency.
19th Jun '17 11:24:42 AM Taxima
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Stan demonstrates the cold read variant of Sherlock Scan, stating that he is performing a trick and explaining how he arrives at his guesses. Of course, his audience believes he is a psychic, even as he repeatedly explains exactly what he is doing.
19th Jun '17 11:19:30 AM Taxima
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* A villainous example is used in ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', when Shen Yu's generals are able to figure out that the Imperial Army was waiting for them in a village merely by examining a doll Shen Yu's hawk brought back. It unfortunately helps the Huns get the drop on the Army [[spoiler:and kill everyone, including Shang's father]].

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* A villainous example is used in ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', when Shen Yu's Shan-Yu's generals are able to figure out that the Imperial Army was waiting for them in a village merely by examining a doll Shen Yu's Shan-Yu's hawk brought back. It unfortunately helps the Huns get the drop on the Army [[spoiler:and kill everyone, including Shang's father]].
13th Jun '17 9:22:04 PM Nulono
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* There is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkEARg7OKew a video]] on [=YouTube=] parodying Sherlock and John's first meeting in ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', except Sherlock's rapid-fire observations and conclusions are dead wrong. In fact, one of his conclusions - scratches near the charging port of a cell phone indicate a drunk - is pointed out by both John and Mike as a pretty common occurrence among most cell phone users.

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* There is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkEARg7OKew com/watch?v=eKQOk5UlQSc a video]] on [=YouTube=] parodying Sherlock and John's first meeting in ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', except Sherlock's rapid-fire observations and conclusions are dead wrong. In fact, one of his conclusions - scratches near the charging port of a cell phone indicate a drunk - is pointed out by both John and Mike as a pretty common occurrence among most cell phone users.
19th May '17 9:28:51 AM Rebu
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* Mike Ross of ''Series/{{Suits}}'' is a genius able to do this. It's shown in the first episode where he passes a bellhop and a man talking and can tell both are undercover cops. Mike asks what time the pool is open and the bellhop giving the hours but Mike remembers passing a father and son talking of the pool closed for cleaning. This lets Mike know the cops are setting up a sting for the drug deal he's about to walk in on.

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* Mike Ross of ''Series/{{Suits}}'' is a genius able to do this. combined with a photographic memory. It's shown in the first episode where he passes a bellhop and a man talking and can tell both are undercover cops. Mike asks what time the pool is open and the bellhop giving the hours but Mike remembers passing a father and son talking of the pool closed for cleaning. This lets Mike know the cops are setting up a sting for the drug deal he's about to walk in on.
16th May '17 5:39:37 PM nombretomado
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* A sketch on ''TheTwoRonnies'' has one of them explaining to the other how he can tell that a 5 pound note is counterfeit. The first two clues are to do with the placement of the lettering and the colouration. Then he turns it over and says "Besides, it says 'Bank of Toyland', on the back."

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* A sketch on ''TheTwoRonnies'' ''Series/TheTwoRonnies'' has one of them explaining to the other how he can tell that a 5 pound note is counterfeit. The first two clues are to do with the placement of the lettering and the colouration. Then he turns it over and says "Besides, it says 'Bank of Toyland', on the back."
8th May '17 9:05:49 PM eowynjedi
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* In one ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' short story, it's actually Bush who points out all the strange attributes on a pair of French prisoners they've found on a raft: their skin is too sunburnt, they're far too thin, and their clothes are too ragged for ordinary escaped prisoners. They soon explain that they and the rest of their comrades were dumped by the Spanish on an island to starve. (Although Bush is frequently noted to have little abstract imagination, though, he ''is'' very observant and perceptive about what's in front of him.)
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