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4th Feb '17 1:34:54 AM erforce
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** Bart hides from a Shelbyville gang in the tiger-handler area of the zoo (ItMakesSenseInContext) and finds a note that the only way out (i.e. without any tigers) is door number 7, only the doors are labeled with roman numerals, which Bart doesn't know. Until he remembers the ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' sequels and pieces it together just in time. The real joke there, though, was that they ''had'' studied roman numerals in his class, ''that same day'' (a.k.a. earlier in the episode), but he didn't pay attention.

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** Bart hides from a Shelbyville gang in the tiger-handler area of the zoo (ItMakesSenseInContext) and finds a note that the only way out (i.e. without any tigers) is door number 7, only the doors are labeled with roman numerals, which Bart doesn't know. Until he remembers the ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' sequels and pieces it together just in time. The real joke there, though, was that they ''had'' studied roman numerals in his class, ''that same day'' (a.k.a. earlier in the episode), but he didn't pay attention.
3rd Feb '17 4:57:42 PM Pinokio
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* In ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Apocalypse learns through touching a television set, learning English in a few seconds.
3rd Dec '16 1:47:59 PM Milarqui
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* Luna in ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheNightmaresOfFuturesPast'', during one of their martial arts training routines, manages to surprise Harry a couple of times with DrunkenMaster moves. When Harry asks her later about them, she replies she learned from watching the neighbors' TV.
20th Oct '16 4:46:17 PM Jeduthun
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Naturally, this is TruthInTelevision, in more ways than one.

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Naturally, this is TruthInTelevision, in more ways than one.
one. (Note, though, that there are many cases where TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs, so when in doubt, DontTryThisAtHome.)
18th Oct '16 4:42:26 PM nombretomado
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* Gordon Freeman in ''FreemansMind'' admits that his knowledge of guns stems from watching ''Film/DieHard'' [[SawStarWars27Times fifty times]]. Surprisingly, he's actually a very good shot.

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* Gordon Freeman in ''FreemansMind'' ''Machinima/FreemansMind'' admits that his knowledge of guns stems from watching ''Film/DieHard'' [[SawStarWars27Times fifty times]]. Surprisingly, he's actually a very good shot.
18th Oct '16 4:11:50 PM Jeduthun
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Compare SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat, IKnowMortalKombat, SomeDayThisWillComeInHandy.

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Compare SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat, IKnowMortalKombat, SomeDayThisWillComeInHandy. See also OrSoIHeard, when this doubles as a SuspiciouslySpecificDenial.
26th Sep '16 1:35:27 PM Sharlee
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* Peter Grant from the ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'' series has a tendency to cite some obscure historical factoid that ''sounds'' like it came from one of the Folly's vintage books on folklore or magical theory, only to attribute his knowledge to having seen it on ''Series/DoctorWho'' or ''Time Team''.

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* Peter Grant from the ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'' series has a tendency to cite some obscure historical factoid that ''sounds'' like it came from one of the Folly's vintage books on folklore or magical theory, only to attribute his knowledge to having seen it on ''Series/DoctorWho'' or ''Time Team''.read it off a placard when he was guarding a crime scene and bored out of his mind.
26th Sep '16 1:33:29 PM Sharlee
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* Peter Grant from the ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'' series has a tendency to cite some obscure historical factoid that ''sounds'' like it came from one of the Folly's vintage books on folklore or magical theory, only to attribute his knowledge to having seen it on ''Series/DoctorWho'' or ''Time Team''.
25th Aug '16 5:18:18 PM nombretomado
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Easy: he saw it on ''DiscoveryChannel'' once.

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Easy: he saw it on ''DiscoveryChannel'' ''Creator/DiscoveryChannel'' once.
17th Aug '16 8:10:27 AM Allronix
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* 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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