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8th Dec '17 4:37:07 AM batty3108
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** Played straight on yet another episode. Turk (a surgeon) and Dr. Molly Clock (a psychiatric doctor) challenge each other on instant diagnosis of a succession of people walking into the hospital. We never really know if either of them are right, but Dr. Clock's diagnosis of alcoholism for a man who walks in wearing a ''beer hat'' is probably on the money (and, to her credit, she concedes that that one was a gimme).

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** Played straight on yet another episode. Turk (a surgeon) and Dr. Molly Clock (a psychiatric doctor) challenge each other on instant diagnosis of a succession of people walking into the hospital. We never really know if either of them are right, but Dr. Clock's diagnosis of alcoholism for a man who walks in wearing a ''beer hat'' is probably on the money (and, to her credit, she concedes that that one was a gimme). Molly then turns this game around on Turk, who is ignoring the classic symptoms of diabetes that he himself is exhibiting.
5th Dec '17 9:37:12 AM Rebu
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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': Early in "A Study in Sherlock", Murdoch is responding to an armed robbery and is distracted by a bearded man commenting on a dead robber's cirrhosis of the liver. When the constables bring along a man they found with a mask and a safe deposit box, the bearded man speaks up again, noting the red marks on the bridge of the man's nose and the fact that one hand is markedly cleaner than the other before stating he works a machinist. He goes on to state the nearby machine shop's shift change happened half an hour after the robbery, so he cannot possibly be involved in the crime. Murdoch demands to know how he knows all this, and the man peels off his false beard and introduces himself as Sherlock Holmes. Murdoch is later chagrined to learn the man was right about all the details.

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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': Early in "A Study in Sherlock", Murdoch is responding to an armed robbery and is distracted by a bearded man commenting on a dead robber's cirrhosis of the liver. When the constables bring along a man they found with a mask and a safe deposit box, the bearded man speaks up again, noting the red marks on the bridge of the man's nose and the fact that one hand is markedly cleaner than the other before stating he works a machinist. He goes on to state the nearby machine shop's shift change happened half an hour after the robbery, so he cannot possibly be involved in the crime. Murdoch demands to know how he knows all this, and the man peels off his false beard and introduces himself as Sherlock Holmes. Murdoch is later chagrined to learn the man was right about all the details. [[note]]Sir Arthur Conan Doyle exists in this universe, and had appeared in two prior episodes, and shows up to persuade the man he's not Sherlock. Well, he ''tries'' to.[[/note]]
5th Dec '17 8:30:53 AM Rebu
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*** This was given a ShoutOut in Franchise/ArchieComics, of all things, when Jughead determines that a nearby man has two children -- using the same rattle and picture book trick -- and that the man is in the military, based on his polished shoes and haircut. Reggie points out that he could be buying the books for someone else's kids, or likes coloring himself. And he could just be a shoe-polish freak. Cut to the man talking about his military service and two kids. Jughead pulls this several times throughout the segment. Then it's subverted at the end, after Reggie makes [[BigEater the mistake]] of betting Juggie lunch that he can't tell the professions of the next three people who enter. The three people are a clown, painter (with overalls and ladder), and a cop.

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*** This was given a ShoutOut in Franchise/ArchieComics, of all things, when Jughead determines that a nearby man has two children -- using the same rattle and picture book trick -- and that the man is in the military, based on his polished shoes and haircut. Reggie points out that he could be buying the books for someone else's kids, or likes coloring himself. And he could just be a shoe-polish freak. Cut to Then the man talking meets a friend, and talks about his military service and two kids. Jughead pulls this several times throughout the segment. Then it's subverted at the end, after Reggie makes [[BigEater the mistake]] of betting Juggie [[BigEater Juggie]] lunch that he can't tell the professions of the next three people who enter. The three people are a clown, painter (with overalls and ladder), and a cop.
4th Dec '17 1:44:45 AM jormis29
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** Given the fact that Spidey and Bats had met years before in the "Disordered Minds" crossover, the wall-crawler was probably using his aforementioned sense of humor to stop the scan and give a not-so-veiled ShoutOut.

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** Given the fact that Spidey and Bats had met years before in the "Disordered Minds" ''[[ComicBook/SpiderManAndBatmanDisorderedMinds Disordered Minds]]'' crossover, the wall-crawler was probably using his aforementioned sense of humor to stop the scan and give a not-so-veiled ShoutOut.
3rd Dec '17 3:55:04 AM Fauvelus
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*** The tree might even go OlderthanPrint, as the ''Zadig'' trick is inspired by the old persian tale (first written down in 1302) of the ''Three Princes of Serendip''(hence, the term "serendipity").

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*** The tree might even go OlderthanPrint, as the ''Zadig'' trick is inspired by the an old persian tale (first written down in 1302) of the ''Three 1302): ''The Three Princes of Serendip''(hence, Serendip'' (which gave us the term "serendipity").
3rd Dec '17 3:52:29 AM Fauvelus
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*** The tree might even go OlderthanPrint, as the ''Zadig'' trick is inspired by the old persian tale (first written down in 1302) of the ''Three Princes of Serendip''(hence, the term "serendipity").
22nd Nov '17 6:06:01 PM PaulA
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* In the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''All-Consuming Fire'', the Doctor and Holmes [[IntercontinuityCrossover team up]] to defeat an alien invasion. At their first meeting, Holmes tries this on the Doctor. He finds he cannot make sense of the clues.

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* In the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''All-Consuming Fire'', ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresAllConsumingFire All-Consuming Fire]]'', the Doctor and Holmes [[IntercontinuityCrossover team up]] to defeat an alien invasion. At their first meeting, Holmes tries this on the Doctor. He finds he cannot make sense of the clues.
8th Nov '17 5:16:06 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheFlawInAllMagic'': Tane managed to fake being a diviner for years despite not actually being a mage at all by being ''very'' attentive and good at reading people. Even his magical teachers grudgingly admit that he has the best understanding of runes in the world.
17th Sep '17 1:04:32 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* The Investigator and the Consigliere in ''VideoGame/TownOfSalem'' are presumably able to determine what role a player is through this, with the Investigator narrowing it down to three possible choices while the Consigliere is able to know what role they are directly. Their results will be murky if their target was framed or doused in gasoline, however.

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* The Investigator and the Consigliere in ''VideoGame/TownOfSalem'' are presumably able to determine what role a player is through this, with the Investigator narrowing it down to three to five possible choices while the Consigliere is able to know what role they are directly. Their results will be murky if their target was framed or doused in gasoline, however.
17th Sep '17 1:03:41 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* The Investigator and the Consigliere in ''VideoGame/TownOfSalem'' are presumably able to determine what role a player is through this, with the Investigator narrowing it down to three possible choices while the Consigliere is able to know what role they are directly. Their results will be murky if their target was framed or doused in gasoline, however.
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