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18th Jan '18 8:27:27 PM sinndogg
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** In "Diatribe of a Mad Housewife", Apu claims to have learned English from watching porno movies.
14th Dec '17 11:14:58 PM SirPellucidar
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/Recess'', Vince's only experience with golf is having watched it on TV, and yet he's able to play proficiently the first time he tries. He even teaches Principal Prickly how to play better based only on what he saw on TV.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/Recess'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', Vince's only experience with golf is having watched it on TV, and yet he's able to play proficiently the first time he tries. He even teaches Principal Prickly how to play better based only on what he saw on TV.
14th Dec '17 11:14:14 PM SirPellucidar
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/Recess'', Vince's only experience with golf is having watched it on TV, and yet he's able to play proficiently the first time he tries. He even teaches Principal Prickly how to play better based only on what he saw on TV.
28th Oct '17 3:40:23 AM SirPellucidar
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* Taskmaster from Marvel has this as his superpower. He can copy any action perfectly simply by watching it once, even on recordings. He

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* Taskmaster from Marvel has this as his superpower. He can copy any action perfectly simply by watching it once, even on recordings. He He's learned the fighting styles of every major hero in the Marvel universe this way.
28th Oct '17 3:36:56 AM SirPellucidar
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* Taskmaster from Marvel has this as his superpower. He can copy any action perfectly simply by watching it once, even on recordings. He
8th Oct '17 1:04:09 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in a episode of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'', where the Brain realizes too late that Pinky had the answer to a TV trivia question he needs to win a game show, after he has already knocked Pinky out for being annoying. Which is, of course, a reference to ''TheHoneymooners''.

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* Averted in a episode of ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'', where the Brain realizes too late that Pinky had the answer to a TV trivia question he needs to win a game show, after he has already knocked Pinky out for being annoying. Which is, of course, a reference to ''TheHoneymooners''.''Series/TheHoneymooners''.
1st Oct '17 10:05:37 AM Berrenta
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Naturally, this is TruthInTelevision, in more ways than one. (Note, though, that there are many cases where TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs, so when in doubt, DontTryThisAtHome.)

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Naturally, this is TruthInTelevision, in more ways than one. (Note, though, that there are many cases where TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs, JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs, so when in doubt, DontTryThisAtHome.)
10th Sep '17 1:43:45 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' and their spiritual predecessor BillNyeTheScienceGuy, along with similar shows, have probably succeeded in teaching the last 20-odd years' worth of young people more about science than 12 years (give or take) of school ever did.

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* The ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' and their spiritual predecessor BillNyeTheScienceGuy, ''Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy'', along with similar shows, have probably succeeded in teaching the last 20-odd years' worth of young people more about science than 12 years (give or take) of school ever did.
10th Sep '17 10:42:40 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/DudeWheresMyCar'': The pair is saved from the mad French Ostrich farmer because Chester saw a documentary on ostriches on AnimalPlanet. The question the farmer asked was a homage to ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''.

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* ''Film/DudeWheresMyCar'': The pair is saved from the mad French Ostrich farmer because Chester saw a documentary on ostriches on AnimalPlanet.Creator/AnimalPlanet. The question the farmer asked was a homage to ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''.
11th Jun '17 2:02:30 PM nombretomado
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* Though sport programs like {{WWE}} and {{UFC}} have told the audience [[DontTryThisAtHome never to try the stunts at home]] due to the dangers and the people behind are trained, this rule does get discarded which can end in [[DoNotDoThisCoolThing disaster]]. On a more practical side, a number of the moves, particularly the submission holds, are based off of real-life wrestling maneuvers, and therefore can be used practically in a self-defense scenario.

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* Though sport programs like {{WWE}} Wrestling/{{WWE}} and {{UFC}} have told the audience [[DontTryThisAtHome never to try the stunts at home]] due to the dangers and the people behind are trained, this rule does get discarded which can end in [[DoNotDoThisCoolThing disaster]]. On a more practical side, a number of the moves, particularly the submission holds, are based off of real-life wrestling maneuvers, and therefore can be used practically in a self-defense scenario.



* On an episode of {{FoodNetwork}}'s ''Cooks vs. Cons'', the premise is that two professional cooks and two amateur cooks ("cons") go head to head in a cooking competition, with none of the hosts knowing which is which. One of the "cons" (a radiologist) beat the other amateur cook and the pro chefs, ''and'' completely fooled the celebrity chefs into thinking he was a professional. When they asked where he learned all those advanced cooking techniques? He shrugged and said "Food Network."

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* On an episode of {{FoodNetwork}}'s Creator/FoodNetwork's ''Cooks vs. Cons'', the premise is that two professional cooks and two amateur cooks ("cons") go head to head in a cooking competition, with none of the hosts knowing which is which. One of the "cons" (a radiologist) beat the other amateur cook and the pro chefs, ''and'' completely fooled the celebrity chefs into thinking he was a professional. When they asked where he learned all those advanced cooking techniques? He shrugged and said "Food Network."
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