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2nd Sep '16 11:47:19 AM erforce
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* From [[BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey]]: "Melvin? Melvin" (cue groin attack).

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* From [[BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey]]: ''Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney'': "Melvin? Melvin" (cue groin attack).



* In one scene in ''Film/{{Sahara}}'', in order to get out of a really tight situation involving guys with automatic weapons shooting up their boat, Dirk Pitt suggests "doing a Panama," an obvious reference to some crazy maneuver that he and Al did in the region so named. [[spoiler:Except they weren't in Panama. And it didn't work.]]

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* In one scene in ''Film/{{Sahara}}'', ''Film/{{Sahara 2005}}'', in order to get out of a really tight situation involving guys with automatic weapons shooting up their boat, Dirk Pitt suggests "doing a Panama," an obvious reference to some crazy maneuver that he and Al did in the region so named. [[spoiler:Except they weren't in Panama. And it didn't work.]]
30th Apr '16 4:39:19 PM darrenr
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* In the opening episode of the second series of ''Series/{{Space 1999}}'', Commander Koenig is captured by an alien who forces him to order the evacuation of Moonbase Alpha. When this is questioned by Alpha's security chief back on the Moon, he is instructed that the operation comes under 'Directive Four'. It turns out that this is a secret code ordering the destruction of the signal's point of origin.
10th Apr '16 6:36:47 PM FordPrefect
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* Subverted in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' when such a reference is used to hint at a double agents true loyalty, but the hint is not picked up on.

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* Subverted in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' when such a reference is used to hint at a double agents agent's true loyalty, but the hint is not picked up on.



* In one scene in ''Film/{{Sahara}}'', in order to get out of a really tight situation involving guys with automatic weapons shooting up their boat, Dirk Pitt suggests "doing a Panama," an obvious reference to some crazy maneuver that he and Al did in the region so named. [[spoiler:Except they weren't in Panama. And it didn't work]]

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* In one scene in ''Film/{{Sahara}}'', in order to get out of a really tight situation involving guys with automatic weapons shooting up their boat, Dirk Pitt suggests "doing a Panama," an obvious reference to some crazy maneuver that he and Al did in the region so named. [[spoiler:Except they weren't in Panama. And it didn't work]]work.]]
10th Apr '16 6:35:38 PM FordPrefect
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* The characters reactions can be used for drama or comedy ("Not an Aunt Sally, I still have the scars from last time!")

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* The characters characters' reactions can be used for drama or comedy ("Not an Aunt Sally, I still have the scars from last time!")



* It leaves an opening for another character to ask "Whats an Aunt Sally?" and have the plan explained to them and therefore the audience.

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* It leaves an opening for another character to ask "Whats "What's an Aunt Sally?" and have the plan explained to them and therefore the audience.
10th Apr '16 6:34:15 PM FordPrefect
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Before too long, an explosion of gunfire erupts in the street outside. As Carlo and the Mafia goons take cover, Bob uses the distraction to hurl himself out of the back window... falling right the crash-mat in the back of the waiting truck below. Bob knew Alice wouldn't let him down, just like that time in Berlin when they last pulled an "Aunt Sally".

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Before too long, an explosion of gunfire erupts in the street outside. As Carlo and the Mafia goons take cover, Bob uses the distraction to hurl himself out of the back window... falling right on the crash-mat in the back of the waiting truck below. Bob knew Alice wouldn't let him down, just like that time in Berlin when they last pulled an "Aunt Sally".



* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', at the start of "Death Race to Oblivion", Batman tells Green Arrow he'll beat him in the race "Just like he beat him at Monte Carlo". At the end it's revealed that they didn't race at Monte Carlo, but they did use a similar plan to defeat The Clock King there.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', at the start of "Death Race to Oblivion", Batman tells Green Arrow he'll beat him in the race "Just like he beat him at Monte Carlo". At the end it's revealed that they didn't race at Monte Carlo, but they did use a similar plan to defeat The Clock King there.
5th Dec '15 4:24:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one scene in ''{{Sahara}}'', in order to get out of a really tight situation involving guys with automatic weapons shooting up their boat, Dirk Pitt suggests "doing a Panama," an obvious reference to some crazy maneuver that he and Al did in the region so named. [[spoiler:Except they weren't in Panama. And it didn't work]]
* Happens a lot in ''GalaxyQuest''. "Go for the eyes, like in episode 22!" "You're starting to act like you did in episode 17, you scene-stealing hack!"

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* In one scene in ''{{Sahara}}'', ''Film/{{Sahara}}'', in order to get out of a really tight situation involving guys with automatic weapons shooting up their boat, Dirk Pitt suggests "doing a Panama," an obvious reference to some crazy maneuver that he and Al did in the region so named. [[spoiler:Except they weren't in Panama. And it didn't work]]
* Happens a lot in ''GalaxyQuest''.''Film/GalaxyQuest''. "Go for the eyes, like in episode 22!" "You're starting to act like you did in episode 17, you scene-stealing hack!"



* RogueSquadron from StarWars once pulled this in TheThrawnTrilogy, when they couldn't exchange jump coordinates without the Imperials intercepting their transmission. Wedge reminded his squad of the battle of Xyquine, which they correctly interpreted as a suggestion to use a disinformation technique called [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Cracken_Twist the Cracken Twist]].

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* RogueSquadron from StarWars once pulled this in TheThrawnTrilogy, ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'', when they couldn't exchange jump coordinates without the Imperials intercepting their transmission. Wedge reminded his squad of the battle of Xyquine, which they correctly interpreted as a suggestion to use a disinformation technique called [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Cracken_Twist the Cracken Twist]].



** At the start of ''[[XWingSeries Iron Fist]]'', the squad are being led away from a BarBrawl by a group of Republic military police. [[TheFace "Face" Loran]] starts talking to the lead MP and mentions that his name is Corellian, and the MP confirms that he's from Corellia. "Just like the welcoming party on M2398", he replies, referring to [[ContinuityNod an incident in the previous book]] where the Wraiths were LuredIntoATrap -- because [[SherlockScan he knows from the man's body lanuage]] that [[SpotTheImposter he isn't from Corellia]].

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** * At the start of ''[[XWingSeries ''[[Literature/XWingSeries Iron Fist]]'', the squad are being led away from a BarBrawl by a group of Republic military police. [[TheFace "Face" Loran]] starts talking to the lead MP and mentions that his name is Corellian, and the MP confirms that he's from Corellia. "Just like the welcoming party on M2398", he replies, referring to [[ContinuityNod an incident in the previous book]] where the Wraiths were LuredIntoATrap -- because [[SherlockScan he knows from the man's body lanuage]] that [[SpotTheImposter he isn't from Corellia]].



* ''HumanTarget'': Chance, Winston and Guererro use "Uncle Bob" or "Aunt Alice" to reference specific plans. [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee Almost never mentioned]] in a way the audience can tell is what the plan actually is - except one time:

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* ''HumanTarget'': ''Series/HumanTarget'': Chance, Winston and Guererro use "Uncle Bob" or "Aunt Alice" to reference specific plans. [[UnspokenPlanGuarantee Almost never mentioned]] in a way the audience can tell is what the plan actually is - except one time:
25th Oct '15 4:56:34 AM WillBGood
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Using Tactical Reminiscent in dialogue is a useful tool for the writers as well.

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Using Tactical Reminiscent Reminiscence in dialogue is a useful tool for the writers as well.
6th Oct '15 1:38:27 AM JamaicanCastle
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** At the start of ''[[XWingSeries Iron Fist]]'', Face Loran does it.

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** At the start of ''[[XWingSeries Iron Fist]]'', Face Loran does it.the squad are being led away from a BarBrawl by a group of Republic military police. [[TheFace "Face" Loran]] starts talking to the lead MP and mentions that his name is Corellian, and the MP confirms that he's from Corellia. "Just like the welcoming party on M2398", he replies, referring to [[ContinuityNod an incident in the previous book]] where the Wraiths were LuredIntoATrap -- because [[SherlockScan he knows from the man's body lanuage]] that [[SpotTheImposter he isn't from Corellia]].
28th Apr '15 3:08:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''BurnNotice'' uses this all the time, most often between Mike and Sam, but also with Mike and Fi or even Mike and Larry. Ticks all of the boxes above, since as a spy Michael is often unable to speak freely or too pressed for time to go into a detailed plan, and with Sam especially it builds the picture of a long and close working relationship that led to their friendship.

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* ''BurnNotice'' ''Series/BurnNotice'' uses this all the time, most often between Mike and Sam, but also with Mike and Fi or even Mike and Larry. Ticks all of the boxes above, since as a spy Michael is often unable to speak freely or too pressed for time to go into a detailed plan, and with Sam especially it builds the picture of a long and close working relationship that led to their friendship.
18th Apr '15 7:09:43 PM nombretomado
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* Lampshaded on {{Chuck}}. Chuck and Morgan have been to several European countries on a search. Back at home, they are confronted by bad guys, and Chuck says to Morgan, "Remember Hungary?" You think they are going to do some intricate maneuver, but apparently all they did in Hungary was... run like crazy!
* In CriminalMinds when an unsub shows up in his wife's home, Hotchner tells his son to "help Daddy work" because that is what he had once said he was doing when he hid in Hotchner's office.

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* Lampshaded on {{Chuck}}.''Series/{{Chuck}}''. Chuck and Morgan have been to several European countries on a search. Back at home, they are confronted by bad guys, and Chuck says to Morgan, "Remember Hungary?" You think they are going to do some intricate maneuver, but apparently all they did in Hungary was... run like crazy!
* In CriminalMinds ''Series/CriminalMinds'' when an unsub shows up in his wife's home, Hotchner tells his son to "help Daddy work" because that is what he had once said he was doing when he hid in Hotchner's office.
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