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20th Sep '16 8:50:24 PM Captain_Tragedy
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* ''Series/TheOfficeUS'': Ryan sees Todd Packer's vanity license plate-WLHUNG. "So, are you a big [[HopelessAuditionees William Hung]] fan?" "Why the hell do people keep asking me that? Who is that guy?"
12th Sep '16 11:08:55 AM BKelly95
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* When [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]] couldn't decide if ''VideoGame/InFamous'' or ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' is the better game, he challenged both developers to draw the rival game's main character "wearing women's lingerie;" the win would go to the better picture. The artists responsible for each company's entry both individually decided, for some reason, that [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/extra-punctuation/6228-Yahtzees-Prototype-vs-InFamous-Challenge their nominated picture]] should also include a rainbow, a unicorn, and [[PowerPerversionPotential creative applications of the character's powers]].
** Compounding that is why Yahtzee proposed such a thing to begin with--both games came out so close together that, although they couldn't have ''possibly'' been ripping each other off, the premise and mechanics of each were startlingly similar, so the studios behind the games managed to pull this off ''twice''.
--->'''Yahtzee:''' Okay. Radical. Sucker Punch. I'm not angry. Just own up. Which one of you copied the other's homework? ...But then again, these are the same teams who both independently created sandbox games about superpowered assholes, so I guess it's not just GREAT minds that think alike.

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* When [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]] couldn't decide if ''VideoGame/InFamous'' or and ''VideoGame/{{Prototype}}'' came out around the same time and were both WideOpenSandbox games with a super-powered individual as the main character. Both games came out so close together that, although they couldn't have ''possibly'' been ripping each other off, the premise and mechanics of each were startlingly similar.
--->'''[[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]]:''' Okay. Radical. Sucker Punch. I'm not angry. Just own up. Which one of you copied the other's homework? ...But then again, these are the same teams who both independently created sandbox games about superpowered assholes, so I guess it's not just GREAT minds that think alike.
** Compounding that
is when Yahtzee couldn't decide which was the better game, he challenged both developers to draw the rival game's main character "wearing women's lingerie;" the win would go to the better picture. The artists responsible for each company's entry both individually decided, for some reason, that [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/extra-punctuation/6228-Yahtzees-Prototype-vs-InFamous-Challenge their nominated picture]] should also include a rainbow, a unicorn, and [[PowerPerversionPotential creative applications of the character's powers]].
** Compounding that is why Yahtzee proposed such a thing to begin with--both games came out so close together that, although they couldn't have ''possibly'' been ripping each other off, the premise and mechanics of each were startlingly similar,
powers]], so the studios behind the games managed to pull this off ''twice''.
--->'''Yahtzee:''' Okay. Radical. Sucker Punch. I'm not angry. Just own up. Which one of you copied the other's homework? ...But then again, these are the same teams who both independently created sandbox games about superpowered assholes, so I guess it's not just GREAT minds that think alike.
''twice''.
8th Sep '16 4:53:06 AM IamTheCaligula
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** In episode 6, Anderson explains to Hellsing that he defies his master Maxwell's orders on a whim, prompting Hellsing to remark that it's strange to see her relationship with Alucard from the outside. The same episode also has these exchanges:
--->'''Heinkel:''' That was the last one. Good thing, too: I was afraid you'd run out of bayonets.\\
'''Anderson:''' Care to correct yourself?\\
'''Heinkel:''' S-sorry sir! You have bayonets for days!\\
'''Anderson:''' Bayonets for days.
--->(And a bit later)
--->'''Alucard:''' Sweetheart, I've got ''so'' many eyes. Eyes for days.\\
'''Seras:''' Eyes for days?\\
'''Alucard:''' Eyes for days.
4th Sep '16 10:23:15 AM Malady
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* ''Series/{{Tattletale}}'': July 5, 1974: The question to the ladies was "You're the editor of Playgirl magazine for a day. Who's going to be next month's centerfold?" Dick Gautier was stumped as his wife, Barbara Stuart, was never really turned on by anyone he figured Barbara would come up with someone goofy, so he said [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon President Nixon]]. The audience rose in derisive laughter at such a thought (Convy: "What I want to see is her face when she finds out what you said.") and then Barbara was brought onscreen. Her last-gasp response? "How about President Nixon?" Everybody in Studio 41 especially Barbara was stunned as the audience absolutely brought the house down laughing and cheering.

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* ''Series/{{Tattletale}}'': ''Series/{{Tattletales}}'': July 5, 1974: The question to the ladies was "You're the editor of Playgirl magazine for a day. Who's going to be next month's centerfold?" Dick Gautier was stumped as his wife, Barbara Stuart, was never really turned on by anyone he figured Barbara would come up with someone goofy, so he said [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon President Nixon]]. The audience rose in derisive laughter at such a thought (Convy: "What I want to see is her face when she finds out what you said.") and then Barbara was brought onscreen. Her last-gasp response? "How about President Nixon?" Everybody in Studio 41 especially Barbara was stunned as the audience absolutely brought the house down laughing and cheering.
4th Sep '16 10:22:49 AM Malady
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* Meta-example in the ''FanFic/ShadowchasersSeries''. The cards that Bruno uses are based on characters from ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' with a much DarkerAndEdgier theme, including an older version of Alice using a Vorpal Blade as a weapon. The author first introduced these cards in a fic called ''Legacy of the Duelist'', which appeared years before [[VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice a certain video game with similar themes]] was released.

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* Meta-example in the ''FanFic/ShadowchasersSeries''. The cards that Bruno uses are based on characters from ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' with a much DarkerAndEdgier theme, including an older version of Alice using a Vorpal Blade as a weapon. The author first introduced these cards in a fic called ''Legacy of the Duelist'', ''FanFic/LegacyOfTheDuelist'', which appeared years before [[VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice a certain video game with similar themes]] was released.


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* ''Series/{{Tattletale}}'': July 5, 1974: The question to the ladies was "You're the editor of Playgirl magazine for a day. Who's going to be next month's centerfold?" Dick Gautier was stumped as his wife, Barbara Stuart, was never really turned on by anyone he figured Barbara would come up with someone goofy, so he said [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon President Nixon]]. The audience rose in derisive laughter at such a thought (Convy: "What I want to see is her face when she finds out what you said.") and then Barbara was brought onscreen. Her last-gasp response? "How about President Nixon?" Everybody in Studio 41 especially Barbara was stunned as the audience absolutely brought the house down laughing and cheering.
31st Aug '16 7:26:13 PM nmn3r3
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** In on of the gaiden episodes of Season 14, one of the FUNHAUS Reds makes the suggestion of doing a "desert dance" to distract the Blood Gulch Blues, before demonstrating. A minute later, Caboose appears, summoned by the desert dance as it turns out.
25th Aug '16 8:50:10 PM BioSafety
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* In ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania2'', Dracula refers to himself as Dennis's "vampa". Later, Vlad calls himself Dennis's "great-vampa".
-->"Vampire grampa. Come on, that was obvious!"
8th Aug '16 7:56:19 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Creator/KevinSmith loves this trope. In ''Film/ClerksII'', Jason Lee has a cameo as a character Randal refers to as "Picklefucker" due to an unfortunate incident in high school. Lee's character claims Randal "must be the only one who still remembers that". Lee's character then gives his food to Jay, who responds with, "Thanks, Picklefucker!" The audience thinks this is a subversion, until Jay then runs outside screaming, "Yo! Some picklefucker just gave us free eats!" indicating that he had absolutely no idea who the character was. WordOfGod confirms this is intentional in the commentary.
*** Actually, a trimmed portion has Randal asking "How did you know we called him Picklefucker?"; Jay responds, "[[HowDidYouKnowIDidnt You do?]]"

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** Creator/KevinSmith loves this trope. * In ''Film/ClerksII'', Jason Lee has a cameo as a character Randal refers to as "Picklefucker" due to an unfortunate incident in high school. Lee's character claims Randal "must be the only one who still remembers that". Lee's character then gives his food to Jay, who responds with, "Thanks, Picklefucker!" The audience thinks this is a subversion, until Jay then runs outside screaming, "Yo! Some picklefucker just gave us free eats!" indicating that he had absolutely no idea who the character was. WordOfGod confirms this is intentional in the commentary.
*** Actually, a
A trimmed portion has Randal asking "How did you know we called him Picklefucker?"; Jay responds, "[[HowDidYouKnowIDidnt You do?]]"



* Invoked rather violently in ''Film/TheDeparted'': [[JerkAss Billy's]] in a bar trying to get in with the [[TheIrishMob mob]]. He orders a cranberry juice, whereupon the guy sitting next to him says its a diuretic and asks if [[AllPeriodsArePMS he's on his period.]] Billy smashes his mug against the guy's head and is about to beat the crap out of him before mob lieutenant Mr. French separates them. He asks what's he's drinking: "What, is it your period?"
** Given that French observed the entire exchange, it seems more likely that his repeating the same line that triggered Billy's initial outburst is intended both to emphasize French's authority and to give Billy a chance to demonstrate his acceptance of that authority.
*** Later on, the head of mob Costello is sitting with Billy and orders a drink. His beverage of choice? Cranberry juice. Ha!

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* Invoked rather violently in ''Film/TheDeparted'': [[JerkAss Billy's]] in a bar trying to get in with the [[TheIrishMob mob]]. He orders a cranberry juice, whereupon the guy sitting next to him says its a diuretic and asks if [[AllPeriodsArePMS he's on his period.]] Billy smashes his mug against the guy's head and is about to beat the crap out of him before mob lieutenant Mr. French separates them. He asks what's he's drinking: "What, is it your period?"
** Given that French observed the entire exchange, it seems more likely that his repeating the same line that triggered Billy's initial outburst is intended both to emphasize French's authority and to give Billy a chance to demonstrate his acceptance of that authority.
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period?" Later on, the head of mob Costello is sitting with Billy and orders a drink. His beverage of choice? Cranberry juice. Ha!



* [[BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure Bill and Ted]] manage to do this with their future selves:
-->'''Bill:''' If only we could go back to two days ago before your dad lost his keys, and steal them. \\
'''Ted:''' Well, why don't we? \\
'''Bill:''' Cuz we don't have time, dude. \\
'''Ted:''' We could do it after the report. \\
'''Bill:''' Oh, yeah! Where should we put 'em? \\
'''Ted:''' How 'bout behind this sign? \\
'''Bill:''' OK. ''[looks behind sign and finds the keys]'' Woah! It worked!
7th Aug '16 9:51:58 PM Yuihime
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** And, of course, [[http://xkcd.com/858/ this]]. Amusingly enough, the alt-text suggests an explanation.

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** And, of course, [[http://xkcd.com/858/ this]]. Amusingly enough, the alt-text [[AllMenArePerverts suggests an explanation.explanation]].
24th Jul '16 7:18:32 AM TheNerfGuy
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* Meta-example in the ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' franchise. The cards that Bruno uses (most recently in ''[[ShadowchasersTournamentOfShadows Tournament of Shadows]]'' are based on characters from ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' with a much DarkerAndEdgier theme, including an older version of Alice using a Vorpal Blade as a weapon. The author first introduced these cards in a fic called ''Legacy of the Duelist'', which appeared years before [[VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice a certain video game with similar themes]] was released.

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* Meta-example in the ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' franchise. ''FanFic/ShadowchasersSeries''. The cards that Bruno uses (most recently in ''[[ShadowchasersTournamentOfShadows Tournament of Shadows]]'' are based on characters from ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' with a much DarkerAndEdgier theme, including an older version of Alice using a Vorpal Blade as a weapon. The author first introduced these cards in a fic called ''Legacy of the Duelist'', which appeared years before [[VideoGame/AmericanMcGeesAlice a certain video game with similar themes]] was released.
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