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11th May '16 12:29:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''MaskedRider'', Albee and Molly tell Dex to learn how to talk like a human from watching television- which he does all night. The trope ends up being subverted-Dex instead memorises tv commercials!

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* In ''MaskedRider'', ''Series/MaskedRider'', Albee and Molly tell Dex to learn how to talk like a human from watching television- which he does all night. The trope ends up being subverted-Dex instead memorises tv commercials!
3rd Apr '16 10:33:43 AM HeroGal2347
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* ''Series/TheATeam'': In "A Small And Deadly War" Face mentions that he learned most of his best cons from ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}''.

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* ''Series/TheATeam'': In "A "[[Recap/TheATeamS1E5ASmallAndDeadlyWar A Small And Deadly War" War]]" Face mentions that he learned most of his best cons from ''Franchise/{{Dragnet}}''.
2nd Apr '16 8:44:02 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''DirtyJobs'', Mike Rowe rattled off some trivial knowledge about farm animals, then pointed to his temple and said "Discovery Channel." Clearly, even Discovery Channel '''hosts''' can learn from the Discovery Channel.
* Keith Miller from ''EastEnders'' embodies this trope. This is a case of the actor adding a little of themselves to their character. David Spinx is well known to compete in Pub Quizzes at his local, so naturally his head will be filled with random knowledge.

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* In an episode of ''DirtyJobs'', ''Series/DirtyJobs'', Mike Rowe rattled off some trivial knowledge about farm animals, then pointed to his temple and said "Discovery Channel." Clearly, even Discovery Channel '''hosts''' can learn from the Discovery Channel.
* Keith Miller from ''EastEnders'' ''Series/EastEnders'' embodies this trope. This is a case of the actor adding a little of themselves to their character. David Spinx is well known to compete in Pub Quizzes at his local, so naturally his head will be filled with random knowledge.



* Rose on ''TheGoldenGirls'' stuns everyone by correctly answering a Trivial Pursuit question about Mozart's "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik." She explains that she learned it from watching Bugs Bunny cartoons.

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* Rose on ''TheGoldenGirls'' ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' stuns everyone by correctly answering a Trivial Pursuit question about Mozart's "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik." She explains that she learned it from watching Bugs Bunny cartoons.
24th Mar '16 3:06:44 PM jormis29
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* Beginning in the Nineties, school systems in America began to really tighten in on Math and Sciences, usually coming at the expense of other subjects. For a lot of kids, their only really in depth knowledge of History, Geography, and the arts likely came from an EdutainmentShow such as ''Series/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego'' or ''YoungIndianaJones.''

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* Beginning in the Nineties, school systems in America began to really tighten in on Math and Sciences, usually coming at the expense of other subjects. For a lot of kids, their only really in depth knowledge of History, Geography, and the arts likely came from an EdutainmentShow such as ''Series/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego'' or ''YoungIndianaJones.''Series/YoungIndianaJones.''
24th Mar '16 2:08:03 AM erforce
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''Series/{{House}}'' and ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' and ''Series/{{ER}}''"''\\
--'''{{Music/Brentalfloss}}''', "''VideoGame/DrMario'' With Lyrics"

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''Series/{{House}}'' and ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' and ''Series/{{ER}}''"''\\
--'''{{Music/Brentalfloss}}''',
''Series/{{ER}}''"''
-->-- '''{{Music/Brentalfloss}}''',
"''VideoGame/DrMario'' With Lyrics"



* ''Film/{{Oldboy}}''.

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* ''Film/{{Oldboy}}''.''Film/{{Oldboy 2003}}''.



-->'''Harry Hogge''': "What do you know about stock car racing?"
-->'''Cole Trickle''': "Well... watched it on television, of course."
-->'''Harry Hogge''': "You've seen it on television?"
-->'''Cole Trickle''': "ESPN. The coverage is excellent. You'd be surprised at how much you can pick up."
-->'''Harry Hogge''': "I'm sure I would."

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-->'''Harry Hogge''': "What What do you know about stock car racing?"
racing?
-->'''Cole Trickle''': "Well... Well... watched it on television, of course."
course.
-->'''Harry Hogge''': "You've You've seen it on television?"
television?
-->'''Cole Trickle''': "ESPN.ESPN. The coverage is excellent. You'd be surprised at how much you can pick up."
up.
-->'''Harry Hogge''': "I'm I'm sure I would."
22nd Mar '16 1:30:34 PM ProfessorDetective
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* CPR was a fairly rare skill set and not commonly taught to the general public until emergency workers started seeing it being used in the 1970s by civilians (mostly wrong, but they had the basic concept) with no training. They'd seen it being used, and knew what it was for, on ''Emergency!''

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* CPR was a fairly rare skill set and not commonly taught to the general public until emergency workers started seeing it being used in the 1970s by civilians (mostly wrong, but they had the basic concept) with no training. They'd seen it being used, and knew what it was for, on ''Emergency!''''Series/{{Emergency}}''
19th Mar '16 8:41:55 AM Hossmeister
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17th Mar '16 3:41:54 AM GrammarNavi
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* In ''MyFamily'', a Charity store owner identifies a highly valuable teddy bear because "we all watch ''Antiques road show''".

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* In ''MyFamily'', ''Series/MyFamily'', a Charity store owner identifies a highly valuable teddy bear because "we all watch ''Antiques road show''".
9th Mar '16 7:52:21 PM gemmabeta2
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** Although some doctors blame the show (along with others like ''Series/GreysAnatomy'') for making new doctors immediately jump to obscure and deadly diseases before ruling out the more obvious options first and spooking the patients. But a few good snarks from the attending doctor usually takes care of that.

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** Although some doctors blame the show (along with others like ''Series/GreysAnatomy'') for making new doctors immediately jump to obscure and deadly diseases before ruling out the more obvious options first and spooking the patients.patients (and wasting resources on expensive and time-consuming tests to confirm). But a few good snarks from the attending doctor usually takes care of that.
12th Jan '16 12:17:57 PM FuzzyBoots
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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]] or [[ScrewTheRulesItsTheApocalypse has no other options to escape danger]].

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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]] or [[ScrewTheRulesItsTheApocalypse has no other options to escape danger]]. 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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