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6th Jun '16 1:32:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the 2004 version of {{Jackie Chan}}'s ''Film/NewPoliceStory'', Jackie and his sidekick are in a jail cell, with the entire police force sympathizing with him. Their guard makes a show of announcing that he needs to go take a piss, "carelessly" dropping his keys on the floor as he walks out. His partner (who is also his daughter) makes a big show of chasing him out, nagging that he drinks too much coffee, kicking the keys into the jail cell just in case Jackie didn't get the hint. Once Jackie and his partner unlock the door and try to quietly sneak out of the station, they come [[OhCrap face to face]] with DaChief, a vocal critic of theirs. [[IWasNeverHere Who turns around and walks back into his office without comment.]]

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* In the 2004 version of {{Jackie Chan}}'s Creator/JackieChan's ''Film/NewPoliceStory'', Jackie and his sidekick are in a jail cell, with the entire police force sympathizing with him. Their guard makes a show of announcing that he needs to go take a piss, "carelessly" dropping his keys on the floor as he walks out. His partner (who is also his daughter) makes a big show of chasing him out, nagging that he drinks too much coffee, kicking the keys into the jail cell just in case Jackie didn't get the hint. Once Jackie and his partner unlock the door and try to quietly sneak out of the station, they come [[OhCrap face to face]] with DaChief, a vocal critic of theirs. [[IWasNeverHere Who turns around and walks back into his office without comment.]]



* Happens in ThomasPynchon's ''Literature/InherentVice'', except that cop Bigfoot Bjornson does this at a GreasySpoon with the protagonist.

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* Happens in ThomasPynchon's Creator/ThomasPynchon's ''Literature/InherentVice'', except that cop Bigfoot Bjornson does this at a GreasySpoon with the protagonist.



* In ''[[HoratioHornblower Hornblower and the Hotspur]]'', Hornblower's [[HypercompetentSidekick new steward]], Doughty, is due to hang because he struck an officer in a rare fit of anger. Hornblower ends up [[ChessMaster arranging a series of seeming coincidences]] such that Doughty is unrestrained, unguarded, and most of the crew's attention is directed forward when Hornblower leaves him alone in his cabin at the stern of the ship with the window open, and an American ship, the USS ''Constitution'', a short distance away.
* In ''[[TheDresdenFiles Proven Guilty]]'', Harry needs to illegally pick a lock, so tells Murphy (a police detective) to "look at that zeppelin" while he does so. She concedes to necessity and turns her back, but isn't happy about it.

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* In ''[[HoratioHornblower ''[[Literature/HoratioHornblower Hornblower and the Hotspur]]'', Hornblower's [[HypercompetentSidekick new steward]], Doughty, is due to hang because he struck an officer in a rare fit of anger. Hornblower ends up [[ChessMaster arranging a series of seeming coincidences]] such that Doughty is unrestrained, unguarded, and most of the crew's attention is directed forward when Hornblower leaves him alone in his cabin at the stern of the ship with the window open, and an American ship, the USS ''Constitution'', a short distance away.
* In ''[[TheDresdenFiles ''[[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Proven Guilty]]'', Harry needs to illegally pick a lock, so tells Murphy (a police detective) to "look at that zeppelin" while he does so. She concedes to necessity and turns her back, but isn't happy about it.
6th Jun '16 1:32:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* A variant happens in ''Film/TheGamers: Dorkness Rising''. The GMPC paladin wouldn't allow the characters to torture an NPC, so they fool him into thinking there are more evil doers outside.

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* A variant happens in ''Film/TheGamers: Dorkness Rising''.''Film/TheGamersDorknessRising''. The GMPC paladin wouldn't allow the characters to torture an NPC, so they fool him into thinking there are more evil doers outside.
5th Jun '16 8:03:07 PM TedlyAnderson
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* In one issue of ''Comicbook/JusticeLeague Quarterly'', the [[PunchClockHero corporate superteam]] Conglomorate is told by their manager that their sponsors won't let them fight an actual supervillain because of the risk. However, if she went for coffee and when she came back they were gone, well, there's not much she could do about that.

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* In one issue of ''Comicbook/JusticeLeague Quarterly'', the manager of the [[PunchClockHero corporate superteam]] Conglomorate is told by their manager tells the heroes that their sponsors won't let them fight an actual supervillain supervillain, because of the risk. However, if she went for coffee and when she came back they were gone, well, there's not much she could do about that.''that.''
5th Jun '16 6:01:40 PM eroock
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* In ''VideoGame/TexMurphy: The Pandora Directive'', the pathologist at the morgue is "taking a long lunch break" so Tex can have the place for himself.
19th Apr '16 5:17:21 AM DaibhidC
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* In one issue of ''Comicbook/JusticeLeague Quarterly'', the [[PunchClockHero corporate superteam]] Conglomorate is told by their manager that their sponsors won't let them fight an actual supervillain because of the risk. However, if she went for coffee and when she came back they were gone, well, there's not much she could do about that.
31st Dec '15 4:23:43 PM tdwally
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'': Dr. Kureha insists that her patients only leave her care in two cases, when they die or when they make a full recovery. When talking to a pair of patients that haven't fully healed yeah but have just done her a big favor, she spells out that she isn't going to let them leave but she is going to leave the door unlocked while she is busy doing something that will occupy her attention.
21st Dec '15 7:53:41 AM Ccook1956
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21st Dec '15 7:51:41 AM Ccook1956
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''TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' episode "Duck!" deals with a phantom duck that torments the show's main characters by making sounds of breaking wind in the worst possible spots at the worst possible times. When the duck tries to do it to Mandy, she plays it cool until a library confrontation has her sent to Principal Goodvibes' office. When Goodvibes sees Sperg committing mischief, he excuses himself to take care of it and tells Mandy to not touch the intercom button. The duck, naturally takes advantage of this situation to make fart noises over the intercom and frame Mandy for it.

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* ''TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' episode "Duck!" deals with a phantom duck that torments the show's main characters by making sounds of breaking wind in the worst possible spots at the worst possible times. When the duck tries to do it to Mandy, she plays it cool until a library confrontation has her sent to Principal Goodvibes' office. When Goodvibes sees Sperg committing mischief, he excuses himself to take care of it and tells Mandy to not touch the intercom button. The duck, naturally takes advantage of this situation to make fart noises over the intercom and frame Mandy for it.
21st Dec '15 7:51:00 AM Ccook1956
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''TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' episode "Duck!" deals with a phantom duck that torments the show's main characters by making sounds of breaking wind in the worst possible spots at the worst possible times. When the duck tries to do it to Mandy, she plays it cool until a library confrontation has her sent to Principal Goodvibes' office. When Goodvibes sees Sperg committing mischief, he excuses himself to take care of it and tells Mandy to not touch the intercom button. The duck, naturally takes advantage of this situation to make fart noises over the intercom and frame Mandy for it.
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15th Dec '15 1:54:57 AM KeithM
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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}''. When Franks located the location of the killer of Gibbs's family before he was working with him, he stated that he certainly couldn't tell Gibbs this, before leaving the folder on his desk and heading to the bathroom. Sure enough the killer was mysterously already killed by a sniper round when the FBI tried to arrest him.

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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}''. When Franks located the location of the killer of Gibbs's family before he was working with him, he stated that he certainly couldn't tell Gibbs this, before leaving the folder on his desk and heading to the bathroom. Sure enough the killer was mysterously mysteriously already killed by a sniper round when the FBI tried to arrest him.him.
** Happens again when a lawyer Gibbs and Vance are talking to very conspicuously leaves them alone in her office when she's called away. Vance even lampshades the situation before they both starting searching for the information they need.
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