History Main / SnoopingLittleKid

22nd Apr '16 1:23:51 AM aye_amber
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* Being adapted from the book, ''HarrietTheSpy''.
* ''ThePresidentsAnalyst'', stressed out and paranoid, flees his job, slipping out of Washington with a tourist couple he ingratiates himself with, posing as a Presidential staff member interviewing 'typical American families'. At their home he telephones his own analyst, still on edge, and their son listens in with his 'junior spy kit' wiretap. In the next scene Federal agents are at the door, implying the kid ratted him out.

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* Being adapted from the book, ''HarrietTheSpy''.
''Literature/HarrietTheSpy.''
* ''ThePresidentsAnalyst'', ''Film/ThePresidentsAnalyst,'' stressed out and paranoid, flees his job, slipping out of Washington with a tourist couple he ingratiates himself with, posing as a Presidential staff member interviewing 'typical American families'. At their home he telephones his own analyst, still on edge, and their son listens in with his 'junior spy kit' wiretap. In the next scene Federal agents are at the door, implying the kid ratted him out.
1st Mar '16 8:31:12 AM johnsmithxxi
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* Penny from ''InspectorGadget'' is a perfect example of this trope. She is always sneaking around the enemy's latest hideout, trying to discover their plans and stop them. She would sometimes narrowly escape capture or detection, and other times would get caught, at which point her captor would utter the quote at the top of the page.

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* Several episodes of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' see Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby fulfilling this trope. Notable examples include "Sir Gyro de Gearloose", "Hotel Strangeduck", "Duckman of Aquatraz", "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mcduck" and "The Billionaire Beagle Boys Club".
* Penny from ''InspectorGadget'' ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' is a perfect example of this trope. She is always sneaking around the enemy's latest hideout, trying to discover their plans and stop them. She would sometimes narrowly escape capture or detection, and other times would get caught, at which point her captor would utter the quote at the top of the page.
15th Jan '16 3:24:37 PM VinceM
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* ''ThePresidentsAnalyst'', stressed out and paranoid, flees his job, slipping out of Washington with a tourist couple he ingratiates himself with, posing as a Presidential staff member interviewing 'typical American families'. At their home he telephones his own analyst, still on edge, and their son listens in with his 'junior spy kit' wiretap. In the next scene Federal agents are at the door, implying the kid ratted him out.
23rd Dec '15 2:05:47 PM margdean56
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* The main characters of ''ScoobyDoo'' were [[YouMeddlingKids treated this way]], despite the fact they clearly weren't little kids[[note]]they were all teenagers[[/note]]. Hanna-Barbara made up for this with actual kids in most of their subsequent Scooby-clones (See: ''Clue Club'', ''TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan'', and the 80's cartoon called ''A Pup Named ScoobyDoo'' that followed the same characters when they were children.)

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* The main characters of ''ScoobyDoo'' were [[YouMeddlingKids treated this way]], despite the fact they clearly weren't little kids[[note]]they were all teenagers[[/note]]. Hanna-Barbara Hanna-Barbera made up for this with actual kids in most of their subsequent Scooby-clones (See: ''Clue Club'', ''TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan'', and the 80's cartoon called ''A Pup Named ScoobyDoo'' that followed the same characters when they were children.)
11th Nov '15 7:49:38 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''MaidenRose'', while everyone is in a fluster about the train about to invade the territory, cadet Yamamoto notices a suspicious guy and convinces his friends to follow him. They discover the man is a spy passing information to Eurote, and the boys' efforts end up revealing that there are in fact a ''lot'' of spies in their ranks adding to the chaos.

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* In ''MaidenRose'', ''Manga/MaidenRose'', while everyone is in a fluster about the train about to invade the territory, cadet Yamamoto notices a suspicious guy and convinces his friends to follow him. They discover the man is a spy passing information to Eurote, and the boys' efforts end up revealing that there are in fact a ''lot'' of spies in their ranks adding to the chaos.
27th Sep '15 4:18:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* Lyra from the ''HisDarkMaterials'' trilogy does this repeatedly.

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* Lyra from the ''HisDarkMaterials'' ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' trilogy does this repeatedly.



* Children's book and later movie ''{{Harriet the Spy}}''. She's not so much a spy as a snoop, and snoops for the sake of it.

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* Children's book and later movie ''{{Harriet ''Literature/{{Harriet the Spy}}''. She's not so much a spy as a snoop, and snoops for the sake of it.



* The thirteen year old protagonist of the ''TrixieBelden'' series was not exactly 'little', but did often stick her nose into places that required an adult.

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* The thirteen year old protagonist of the ''TrixieBelden'' ''Literature/TrixieBelden'' series was not exactly 'little', but did often stick her nose into places that required an adult.
4th Sep '15 11:39:10 AM TheLuckyCat
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* This happens in ''Literature/DarkPlaces'' by Gillian Flynn, as [[spoiler: Michelle Day]] is strangled to death thanks to her eavesdropping.
8th Aug '15 5:52:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in ''Literature/{{A Song of Ice and Fire}}'' when Arya Stark witnesses a nefarious conversation between two mysterious figures. When she tries to tell this to her father, he disbelieves her of course. However Arya isn't able to do anything with the information as other (different!) plots reach their conclusion. Of course, she could've been a bit more credible if she didn't mention a hall of monsters and the wizard.

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* ''Literature/AGameOfThrones'':
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Subverted in ''Literature/{{A Song of Ice and Fire}}'' when Arya Stark witnesses a nefarious conversation between two mysterious figures. When she tries to tell this to her father, he disbelieves her of course. However Arya isn't able to do anything with the information as other (different!) plots reach their conclusion. Of course, she could've been a bit more credible if she didn't mention a hall of monsters and the wizard.
8th Aug '15 5:51:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* Ruthie from ''SeventhHeaven'' often took to spying on the older members of her family, until she became a teenager.

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* Ruthie from ''SeventhHeaven'' ''Series/SeventhHeaven'' often took to spying on the older members of her family, until she became a teenager.



* The ''[[{{MST3K}} Mystery Science Theatre 3,000]]'' episode featuring ''AngelsRevenge'' (a low-budget feature film knockoff of ''Film/CharliesAngels'') spoofs this trope. In the scene with a meeting of the film's several female protagonists, the heroines are making plans to launch an assault on a drug cartel, when a young blonde girl character who hangs out with them (probably added for comic relief) bursts into the room, acting excited at the plan. In the film itself, the heroines think this is cute and amusing, but one of the audience members remarks, in a menacing voice imitative of more sinister characters, "Kill her!"

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* The ''[[{{MST3K}} Mystery Science Theatre 3,000]]'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode featuring ''AngelsRevenge'' ''Film/AngelsRevenge'' (a low-budget feature film knockoff of ''Film/CharliesAngels'') ''Series/CharliesAngels'') spoofs this trope. In the scene with a meeting of the film's several female protagonists, the heroines are making plans to launch an assault on a drug cartel, when a young blonde girl character who hangs out with them (probably added for comic relief) bursts into the room, acting excited at the plan. In the film itself, the heroines think this is cute and amusing, but one of the audience members remarks, in a menacing voice imitative of more sinister characters, "Kill her!"



* Bronson Twist often takes on this role in ''RoundTheTwist'', particularly in Season 2. The Twist kids as a whole get called this at least once by Mr. Gribble.

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* Bronson Twist often takes on this role in ''RoundTheTwist'', ''Series/RoundTheTwist'', particularly in Season 2. The Twist kids as a whole get called this at least once by Mr. Gribble.
5th Aug '15 3:01:13 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Series/TwilightZone'' episode "Caesar and Me", the nosy niece of the apartment landlord spies on her aunt's tenant, which leads to his arrest.
* There must be a million German TV shows and movies for kids that feature this trope. One example is ''TomTurbo'', in which some {{Snooping Little Kid}}s, often with the same name as the kid actor who plays them, stop the villain and their criminal scheme. This even comes complete with many BoundAndGagged situations.

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* In the ''Series/TwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "Caesar and Me", the nosy niece of the apartment landlord spies on her aunt's tenant, which leads to his arrest.
* There must be a million German TV shows and movies for kids that feature this trope. One example is ''TomTurbo'', ''Series/TomTurbo'', in which some {{Snooping Little Kid}}s, often with the same name as the kid actor who plays them, stop the villain and their criminal scheme. This even comes complete with many BoundAndGagged situations.
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