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8th Apr '17 3:27:58 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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23rd Mar '17 9:32:08 PM jamespolk
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* From the Literature/ErastFandorin novel series:
** An accidental one in ''Literature/TheTurkishGambit''. The bad guy, a spy for Turkey, has lured the principals into the Constantinople suburb of San Stefano. He has almost gotten them to go into Constantinople itself, which unbeknownst to the others is a trap, when Fandorin shows up JustInTime to stop them. He then identifies the bad guy and explains his intricate espionage plot.
2nd Mar '17 9:51:34 PM AnotherGamer
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-->'''George:''' It's a Twix! They're all Twix! It was a setup! A setup, I tell ya! And you�ve robbed it! You�ve all screwed me again! Now, gimme one! Gimme a Twix!

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-->'''George:''' It's a Twix! They're all Twix! It was a setup! A setup, I tell ya! And you�ve you've robbed it! You�ve You've all screwed me again! Now, gimme one! Gimme a Twix!
11th Dec '16 3:34:43 PM LongTallShorty64
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* Like in the ''Thin Man'' movies, ''Film/TheExMrsBradford'' has Brad (played by Creator/WilliamPowell, no less) gather all the suspects in a room to show his ShowWithinAShow evidence of the true murderer.
26th Nov '16 1:36:12 PM sonicsuns3
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FridgeLogic kicks in when you realize that, if the detective already knows who the killer is, he should just have the guy arrested. And it's probably best to do that by ''surprise'', rather than by giving a long speech in which the list of suspects is gradually shortened and the killer might be tempted to run away before anyone can put him in handcuffs. But the trope works well from a storytelling perspective, since it builds suspense.
21st Sep '16 5:01:50 PM nombretomado
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* In an early quest of ''[[BatenKaitos Baten Kaitos Origins]]'', the characters are investigating a series of terrorist attacks from a neighboring town, and hold several of these as new information comes to light.

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* In an early quest of ''[[BatenKaitos Baten Kaitos Origins]]'', ''VideoGame/BatenKaitosOrigins'', the characters are investigating a series of terrorist attacks from a neighboring town, and hold several of these as new information comes to light.
11th Sep '16 6:20:19 AM DaibhidC
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* The Doctor arranges one in the ''Audio/BigFinishDoctorWho'' play ''/Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho039BangBangABoom'', in which he proceeds to reveal the secret motives of nearly every speaking character who isn't dead in the best tradition of Hercule Poirot, before finally revealing the actual murderer. [[spoiler: Except Nicky Newman, who doesn't have any secrets. The Doctor just thinks being scared by a baseless accusation might do the boy some good.]]

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* The Doctor arranges one in the ''Audio/BigFinishDoctorWho'' play ''/Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho039BangBangABoom'', ''[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho039BangBangABoom Bang-Bang-a-Boom]]'', in which he proceeds to reveal the secret motives of nearly every speaking character who isn't dead in the best tradition of Hercule Poirot, before finally revealing the actual murderer. [[spoiler: Except Nicky Newman, who doesn't have any secrets. The Doctor just thinks being scared by a baseless accusation might do the boy some good.]]
11th Sep '16 6:19:46 AM DaibhidC
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* SummationGathering: The Doctor arranges one in the ''Audio/BigFinishDoctorWho'' play ''/Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho039BangBangABoom'', in which he proceeds to reveal the secret motives of nearly every speaking character who isn't dead in the best tradition of Hercule Poirot, before finally revealing the actual murderer. [[spoiler: Except Nicky Newman, who doesn't have any secrets. The Doctor just thinks being scared by a baseless accusation might do the boy some good.]]

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* SummationGathering: The Doctor arranges one in the ''Audio/BigFinishDoctorWho'' play ''/Recap/BigFinishDoctorWho039BangBangABoom'', in which he proceeds to reveal the secret motives of nearly every speaking character who isn't dead in the best tradition of Hercule Poirot, before finally revealing the actual murderer. [[spoiler: Except Nicky Newman, who doesn't have any secrets. The Doctor just thinks being scared by a baseless accusation might do the boy some good.]]
4th Sep '16 10:32:32 PM erforce
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* Happens in each of the Albert Finney/Peter Ustinov HerculePoirot movies. This includes ''Literature/DeathOnTheNile'', even though the book just had Poirot explain his conclusion to the killers and a couple of others, not the whole boat.
* Subverted in the second [[Film/ThePinkPanther Pink Panther]] film ''Film/{{A Shot in the Dark}}''. Clouseau has no idea who the killer is, so gathers all the suspects and arranges for his partner to turn out the lights, hoping the guilty party will panic and flee. Clouseau rambles on so much the killer confesses out of exasperation, and the blackout just gives him a chance to escape.
* ''Film/ThePinkPantherStrikesAgain'' had [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF2WO-JZ0WY a humorous scene]] where Clouseau ''accidentally'' lands in the sitting room of a house he was investigating following [[ItMakesSenseInContext a disastrous attempt to show off his gymnastics skills]] and promptly tries to improvise a summation with everyone present. Hilarity ensues as he completely bungles up all the facts.
--> '''Clouseau''': Now, what do we know? One, that that Professor Fassbender and his daughter have been kidnapped. [[CaptainObvious Two, that someone has kidnapped them]]. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Three, that my hand is on fire]].
* Happens frequently in the CharlieChan movies.

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* Happens in each of the Albert Finney/Peter Ustinov HerculePoirot ''Literature/HerculePoirot'' movies. This includes ''Literature/DeathOnTheNile'', even though the book just had Poirot explain his conclusion to the killers and a couple of others, not the whole boat.
* ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther''
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Subverted in the second [[Film/ThePinkPanther Pink Panther]] film ''Film/{{A Shot in of the Dark}}''.series, ''Film/AShotInTheDark''. Clouseau has no idea who the killer is, so gathers all the suspects and arranges for his partner to turn out the lights, hoping the guilty party will panic and flee. Clouseau rambles on so much the killer confesses out of exasperation, and the blackout just gives him a chance to escape.
* ** ''Film/ThePinkPantherStrikesAgain'' had [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF2WO-JZ0WY a humorous scene]] where Clouseau ''accidentally'' lands in the sitting room of a house he was investigating following [[ItMakesSenseInContext a disastrous attempt to show off his gymnastics skills]] and promptly tries to improvise a summation with everyone present. Hilarity ensues as he completely bungles up all the facts.
--> ---> '''Clouseau''': Now, what do we know? One, that that Professor Fassbender and his daughter have been kidnapped. [[CaptainObvious Two, that someone has kidnapped them]]. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Three, that my hand is on fire]].
* %%* Happens frequently in the CharlieChan ''Film/CharlieChan'' movies.
29th Aug '16 1:21:35 PM DaibhidC
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* Occurred often in ''Series/MurderSheWrote''.

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* Occurred often occasionally in ''Series/MurderSheWrote''.''Series/MurderSheWrote'', although Jessica generally preferred an EngineeredPublicConfession.



* ''Series/DeathInParadise'' has this as standard operating procedure. It's played straight, with an occasional lampshade.
* ''Series/BurkesLaw'' always had something like this.

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* ''Series/DeathInParadise'' has this as standard operating procedure. It's played straight, with an occasional lampshade.
* ''Series/BurkesLaw'' always had something like this.
lampshade. (Poole's SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Goodman initially doesn't see the point, but decides to keep the tradition going.)
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