History Main / ThatWasObjectionable

19th Jul '16 2:11:30 PM rjd1922
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** ''VisualNovel/{{Apollo Justice|Ace Attorney}}'' once gave us:
---> '''''Objection!''''' Th...that's just dumb! [[note]]This was a fairly accurate assessment of the prosecution's suggestion, but it could have been phrased better. Depending on the judge, it could sail through in real life.[[/note]]
** In Apollo's first trial, when the prosecution states that the victim was the winner of the poker game:

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** ''VisualNovel/{{Apollo In VisualNovel/{{Apollo Justice|Ace Attorney}}'' once gave us:
---> '''''Objection!''''' Th...that's just dumb! [[note]]This was a fairly accurate assessment of the prosecution's suggestion, but it could have been phrased better. Depending on the judge, it could sail through in real life.[[/note]]
** In Apollo's
Attorney}}'s first trial, when the prosecution states that the victim was the winner of the poker game:


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** ''Apollo Justice'' also gave us:
---> '''''Objection!''''' Th...that's just dumb! [[note]]This was a fairly accurate assessment of the prosecution's suggestion, but it could have been phrased better. Depending on the judge, it could sail through in real life.[[/note]]
19th Jul '16 2:09:35 PM rjd1922
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** Franziska does this in ''Justice For All''. "'''''Objection!''''' I...object...for the sake of objecting!" Hilariously, this is actually a case of RealityIsUnrealistic -- she'd already objected, so while the outburst itself wasn't necessary, it would technically be a continuing objection.
** In ''Trials and Tribulations'' Godot objects, just before throwing a cup of coffee over Phoenix's face.



** Franziska does this again in ''Justice For All''. "'''''Objection!''''' I...object...for the sake of objecting!" Hilariously, this is actually a case of RealityIsUnrealistic -- she'd already objected, so while the outburst itself wasn't necessary, it would technically be a continuing objection.
** ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations'' gives us this gem in the final case, when [[spoiler:Larry and Oldbag burst into the lobby.]]:
--->'''Edgeworth''': '''''Objection!''''' Go away!
** In ''Trials and Tribulations'' Godot objects, just before throwing a cup of coffee over Phoenix's face.
** Apollo Justice once gave us:

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** Franziska does this again in ''Justice For All''. "'''''Objection!''''' I...object...for the sake of objecting!" Hilariously, this is actually a case of RealityIsUnrealistic -- she'd already objected, so while the outburst itself wasn't necessary, it would technically be a continuing objection.
** ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations'' gives us this gem in the final case, when [[spoiler:Larry and Oldbag burst into the lobby.]]:
--->'''Edgeworth''': '''''Objection!''''' Go away!
** In ''Trials and Tribulations'' Godot objects, just before throwing a cup of coffee over Phoenix's face.
** Apollo Justice
''VisualNovel/{{Apollo Justice|Ace Attorney}}'' once gave us:



** ''Dual Destinies'' continues these, with Blackquill, who at one point objects simply because of a name a witness called him.

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** In Apollo's first trial, when the prosecution states that the victim was the winner of the poker game:
--->'''Apollo:''' '''''Objection!''''' That's ridiculous! Um, because...Because Mr. Wright can't lose!
--->'''Kristoph:''' Ahem. Justice? Maybe you can come up with a more legitimate objection?
** Again, in Apollo's first trial when Apollo's shout of "objection" is so loud and purposefully drawn out that it ''has to be spelled out in the normal text'' rather then getting a objection bubble. The Judge tells him off for shouting his objection so loudly, then Apollo comes up with a legitimate reason for his objection.
** ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations'' gives us this gem in the final case, when [[spoiler:Larry and Oldbag burst into the lobby.]]:
--->'''Edgeworth''': '''''Objection!''''' Go away!
** In ''[[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Dual Destinies]]'', with Phoenix during the first case.
--->'''Phoenix:''' '''''Objection!''''' I object to the witness's attempt to prematurely give me grey hairs!
** At one point in
''Dual Destinies'' continues these, with Blackquill, who at one point Destinies'', Blackquill objects simply because of a name a witness called him.



** Athena Cykes in case 3.

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** Athena Cykes in case 3.5-3.



** The third game's final case, the Judge tells a witness that their testimony isn't acceptable because it's what she heard from someone else. This is the legally acceptable "hearsay" objection, which regards that testimony in regards to what someone else said/did/told you/saw isn't admissible. This is however turned back to this trope (at least from a real life perspective) when the prosecutor objects to the Judge's comment demanding that the testimony be admissible. Phoenix himself even uses the Judge's words against him later on, when he demands that Phoenix keep the questions about events Godot experienced for the witness.
--->'''Phoenix:''' "Something you heard from someone else simply isn't admissible as testimony". Your words, Your Honor.\\
'''Judge:''' ...{{Touche}}, Mr. Wright.
** In Dual Destinies, when the witness makes a pass on Athena, and the Judge tells her that they're in a courtroom, "not a pick-up spot".

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** The third game's final case, the Judge tells a witness that their testimony isn't acceptable because it's what she heard from someone else. This is the legally acceptable "hearsay" objection, which regards that testimony in regards to what someone else said/did/told you/saw isn't admissible. This is however turned back to this trope (at least from a real life perspective) when the prosecutor objects to the Judge's comment demanding that the testimony be admissible. Phoenix himself even uses the Judge's words against him later on, when he demands that Phoenix keep the questions about events Godot experienced for the witness.
--->'''Phoenix:''' "Something you heard from someone else simply isn't admissible as testimony". Your words, Your Honor.\\
'''Judge:''' ...{{Touche}}, Mr. Wright.
** In Dual Destinies, ''Dual Destinies'', when the witness makes a pass on Athena, and the Judge tells her that they're in a courtroom, "not a pick-up spot".



** In Dual Destinies, with Phoenix during the first case.
--->'''Phoenix:''' '''''Objection!''''' I object to the witness's attempt to prematurely give me grey hairs!
** In Apollo's first trial, when the prosecution states that the victim was the winner of the poker game:
--->'''Apollo:''' '''''Objection!''''' That's ridiculous! Um, because...Because Mr. Wright can't lose!
--->'''Kristoph:''' Ahem. Justice? Maybe you can come up with a more legitimate objection?
** Again, in Apollo's first trial when Apollo's shout of "objection" is so loud and purposefully drawn out that it ''has to be spelled out in the normal text'' rather then getting a objection bubble. The Judge tells him off for shouting his objection so loudly, then Apollo comes up with a legitimate reason for his objection.
4th Jul '16 1:56:25 AM FerrousWhiston
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Basically a trope where someone says either ''Your Honor, I Object!'' or ''Objection, Your Honor!,'' followed by (if played for fun) a non-reason, such as "I object on the grounds that it sucks for me" or "I object for it being [[ShapedLikeItself objectionable]]!". Can be used as a reply for almost anything, ranging from "normal stuff" such as having to do the dishes to being fed to the sharks.

Not solely a subset of {{Courtroom Antic}}s; it is also commonly used in normal dialogue. Compare ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne. Intentionally excessive use of this (see Real Life below) can be a type of ChewbaccaDefense. Can be a case of IAlwaysWantedToSayThat. See also DisregardThatStatement.

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Basically Lawyers raising objections in court is a trope where someone says either staple in relevant works of fiction, and this is more or less grounded in reality since objections is an important tool in a laywer's toolbox. But what if the reasoning behind said objections are not so grounded themselves? When that happens, we get this, typically comedic, trope.

When a lawyer goes:
''Your Honor, I Object!'' or ''Objection, Your Honor!,'' Honor!'', one would expect them to follow that up with an devastatingly accurate reason, which could either turn the tides of the court, or shut the otherside down, hard. But instead, it's followed by (if played for fun) a non-reason, such as complete non-reasons like: "I object on the grounds that it sucks for me" or "I object for it being [[ShapedLikeItself objectionable]]!". Can be used as a reply for almost anything, ranging from "normal stuff" Cue the reactions of everyone in court.

Now, most would except that
such as a nonsensical move would get the lawyer doing it a lot of flak, and have the objection overruled, and most of the time that is how it will go down. But one can take this up to eleven by having to do the dishes to being fed to the sharks.

objection somehow *sustained.*

Not solely a subset of {{Courtroom Antic}}s; as it is also commonly used in normal dialogue. Compare ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne. Intentionally excessive use of this (see Real Life below) can be a type of ChewbaccaDefense. Can be a case of IAlwaysWantedToSayThat. See also DisregardThatStatement.
31st May '16 2:01:19 PM SomberCaelifera
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** In the same episode, although she didn't actually object, Angela took the fifth to prevent her from incriminating someone ''else''. She was told that the Fifth Amendment only protected her from incriminating ''herself''. She wound up taking the First, which protects freedom of assembly, including friendship, and is four better than the Fifth! The judge was not impressed.

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** In the same episode, although she didn't actually object, Angela took the fifth to prevent her herself from incriminating having to incriminate someone ''else''. She was told that the Fifth Amendment only protected her from incriminating ''herself''. She wound up taking the First, which protects freedom of assembly, including friendship, and is four better than the Fifth! The judge was not impressed.
1st May '16 11:35:17 PM Fireblood
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'''Judge:''' ... you know what, I'll sustain that. (Turns to opposing counsel.) It's otherwise known as a "prejudicial" question.[[note]]Basically, a question where the answer is so obvious the question is irrelevant, e.g. "Is the sky blue?" "Is the Pope Catholic?"[[/note]]\\

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'''Judge:''' ... you You know what, I'll sustain that. (Turns to opposing counsel.) It's otherwise known as a "prejudicial" question.[[note]]Basically, a question where the answer is so obvious the question is irrelevant, e.g. "Is the sky blue?" "Is the Pope Catholic?"[[/note]]\\
1st May '16 11:30:48 PM Fireblood
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** In the episode "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E9TheMeasureOfAMan Measure of a Man]]" Picard defends Data in a courtroom process, objecting to a plan that would see him labelled as Starfleet "property" and dismantled. The prosecution, for their case against Data, requests to [[ArtificialLimbs remove the defendant's hand]]. Picard is immediately on his feet with his objections before realizing that he can't actually object in a legal manner-in [[AFatherToHisMen typical Picard style]], he just doesn't like the idea of them removing his second officer's body parts-and withdraws his objection.
** In the episode "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E13TheDevilsDue The Devil's Due]]", Picard argues a court case against a woman claiming to be Ardra, a supernatural being in Velexian myth, with Data arbitrating. Ardra objects when Picard leads a witness, while Data himself objects to Ardra's {{Courtroom Antic}}s in displaying her "powers" ("The advocate will refrain from making her opponent disappear"). When the ''Enterprise'' crew gets hold of her technology and Picard starts displaying the same powers, Ardra objects again, but Data decides he's allowed some leeway in the circumstances. Once Picard has successfully duplicated the tricks Ardra used earlier, and ''only'' those tricks, Data promptly declares that Picard's leeway has run out.

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** In the episode "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E9TheMeasureOfAMan The Measure of a Man]]" Picard defends Data in a courtroom process, objecting to a plan that would see him labelled as Starfleet "property" and dismantled. The prosecution, for their case against Data, requests to [[ArtificialLimbs remove the defendant's hand]]. Picard is immediately on his feet with his objections before realizing that he can't actually object in a legal manner-in [[AFatherToHisMen typical Picard style]], he just doesn't like the idea of them removing his second officer's body parts-and withdraws his objection.
** In the episode "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E13TheDevilsDue The "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E13DevilsDue Devil's Due]]", Picard argues a court case against a woman claiming to be Ardra, a supernatural being in Velexian myth, with Data arbitrating. Ardra objects when Picard leads a witness, while Data himself objects to Ardra's {{Courtroom Antic}}s in displaying her "powers" ("The advocate will refrain from making her opponent disappear"). When the ''Enterprise'' crew gets hold of her technology and Picard starts displaying the same powers, Ardra objects again, but Data decides he's allowed some leeway in the circumstances. Once Picard has successfully duplicated the tricks Ardra used earlier, and ''only'' those tricks, Data promptly declares that Picard's leeway has run out.
1st May '16 11:28:03 PM Fireblood
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** In the episode "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E9TheMeasureOfAMan Measure of a Man" Picard defends Data in a courtroom process, objecting to a plan that would see him labelled as Starfleet "property" and dismantled. The prosecution, for their case against Data, requests to [[ArtificialLimbs remove the defendant's hand]]. Picard is immediately on his feet with his objections before realizing that he can't actually object in a legal manner-in [[AFatherToHisMen typical Picard style]], he just doesn't like the idea of them removing his second officer's body parts-and withdraws his objection.
** In the episode "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E13TheDevilsDue The Devil's Due", Picard argues a court case against a woman claiming to be Ardra, a supernatural being in Velexian myth, with Data arbitrating. Ardra objects when Picard leads a witness, while Data himself objects to Ardra's {{Courtroom Antic}}s in displaying her "powers" ("The advocate will refrain from making her opponent disappear"). When the ''Enterprise'' crew gets hold of her technology and Picard starts displaying the same powers, Ardra objects again, but Data decides he's allowed some leeway in the circumstances. Once Picard has successfully duplicated the tricks Ardra used earlier, and ''only'' those tricks, Data promptly declares that Picard's leeway has run out.
* In an ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' episode, where Gomez is participating in a trial with the family observing, the entire family drives the judge nuts, including Uncle Fester who sounds "I Object!" just so he can participate in the trial, despite the fact that he is in the audience and thus obviously not supposed to interfere.

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** In the episode "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E9TheMeasureOfAMan Measure of a Man" Man]]" Picard defends Data in a courtroom process, objecting to a plan that would see him labelled as Starfleet "property" and dismantled. The prosecution, for their case against Data, requests to [[ArtificialLimbs remove the defendant's hand]]. Picard is immediately on his feet with his objections before realizing that he can't actually object in a legal manner-in [[AFatherToHisMen typical Picard style]], he just doesn't like the idea of them removing his second officer's body parts-and withdraws his objection.
** In the episode "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E13TheDevilsDue The Devil's Due", Due]]", Picard argues a court case against a woman claiming to be Ardra, a supernatural being in Velexian myth, with Data arbitrating. Ardra objects when Picard leads a witness, while Data himself objects to Ardra's {{Courtroom Antic}}s in displaying her "powers" ("The advocate will refrain from making her opponent disappear"). When the ''Enterprise'' crew gets hold of her technology and Picard starts displaying the same powers, Ardra objects again, but Data decides he's allowed some leeway in the circumstances. Once Picard has successfully duplicated the tricks Ardra used earlier, and ''only'' those tricks, Data promptly declares that Picard's leeway has run out.
* In an ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' episode, where Gomez is participating in a trial with the family observing, the entire family drives the judge nuts, including Uncle Fester who sounds says "I Object!" just so he can participate in the trial, despite the fact that he is in the audience and thus obviously not supposed to interfere.
1st May '16 11:25:24 PM Fireblood
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** In the episode "Measure of a Man" Picard defends Data in a courtroom process, objecting to a plan that would see him labelled as Starfleet "property" and dismantled. The prosecution, for their case against Data, requests to [[ArtificialLimbs remove the defendant's hand]]. Picard is immediately on his feet with his objections before realising that he can't actually object in a legal manner -in [[AFatherToHisMen typical Picard style]], he just doesn't like the idea of them removing his second officer's body parts- and withdraws his objection.
** In the episode "Devil's Due", Picard argues a court case against a woman claiming to be the Ardra, a supernatural being in Velexian myth, with Data arbitrating. Ardra objects when Picard leads a witness, while Data himself objects to Ardra's {{Courtroom Antic}}s in displaying her "powers" ("The advocate will refrain from making her opponent disappear"). When the ''Enterprise'' crew get hold of her technology and Picard starts displaying the same powers, Ardra objects again, but Data decides he's allowed some leeway in the circumstances. Once Picard has successfully duplicated the tricks Ardra used earlier, and ''only'' those tricks, Data promptly declares that Picard's leeway has run out.

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** In the episode "Measure "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E9TheMeasureOfAMan Measure of a Man" Picard defends Data in a courtroom process, objecting to a plan that would see him labelled as Starfleet "property" and dismantled. The prosecution, for their case against Data, requests to [[ArtificialLimbs remove the defendant's hand]]. Picard is immediately on his feet with his objections before realising realizing that he can't actually object in a legal manner -in manner-in [[AFatherToHisMen typical Picard style]], he just doesn't like the idea of them removing his second officer's body parts- and parts-and withdraws his objection.
** In the episode "Devil's "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS4E13TheDevilsDue The Devil's Due", Picard argues a court case against a woman claiming to be the Ardra, a supernatural being in Velexian myth, with Data arbitrating. Ardra objects when Picard leads a witness, while Data himself objects to Ardra's {{Courtroom Antic}}s in displaying her "powers" ("The advocate will refrain from making her opponent disappear"). When the ''Enterprise'' crew get gets hold of her technology and Picard starts displaying the same powers, Ardra objects again, but Data decides he's allowed some leeway in the circumstances. Once Picard has successfully duplicated the tricks Ardra used earlier, and ''only'' those tricks, Data promptly declares that Picard's leeway has run out.



--->'''Caroline:''' Objection, your honour!\\

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--->'''Caroline:''' Objection, your honour!\\honor!\\



** In the same episode, although she didn't actually object, Angela took the fifth to prevent from incriminating someone ''else''. She was told that the Fifth Amendment only protected her from incriminating ''herself''. She wound up taking the First, which protects freedom of assembly, including friendship, and is four better than the Fifth! The judge was not impressed.

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** In the same episode, although she didn't actually object, Angela took the fifth to prevent her from incriminating someone ''else''. She was told that the Fifth Amendment only protected her from incriminating ''herself''. She wound up taking the First, which protects freedom of assembly, including friendship, and is four better than the Fifth! The judge was not impressed.
1st May '16 11:14:25 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/DaveBarryHitsBelowTheBeltway'' includes a few ridiculous objections in a courtroom scene representing one of the trials over the 2000 Presidential election recount in Florida. This is one of them:

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* ''Literature/DaveBarryHitsBelowTheBeltway'' ''Creator/DaveBarry Hits Below The Beltway'' includes a few ridiculous objections in a courtroom scene representing one of the trials over the 2000 Presidential election recount in Florida. This is one of them:



* In ''[[Literature/RatsBatsAndVats The Rats, The Bats, and the Ugly]]'', there is a oddly phrased but technically valid objection during Chip's [[spoiler:second]] court martial

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* In ''[[Literature/RatsBatsAndVats The Rats, The Bats, and the Ugly]]'', there is a an oddly phrased but technically valid objection during Chip's [[spoiler:second]] court martial



* Subtle example in ''[[Literature/XWingSeries The Krytos Trap]]''. The setting is a military trial, where Tycho Celchu has been charged with the murder of Corran Horn. Commander Ettyk, the prosecutor, is direct-examining a witness (Iella Wessiri) who had partnered with Horn in the past, and who had also participated in the retaking of Coruscant with Horn. The direct examination concluded more or less as follows:

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* Subtle example in ''[[Literature/XWingSeries The Krytos Trap]]''. The setting is a military trial, where Tycho Celchu has been charged with the murder of Corran Horn. Commander Ettyk, the prosecutor, is direct-examining questioning a witness (Iella Wessiri) who had partnered with Horn in the past, and who had also participated in the retaking of Coruscant with Horn. The direct examination concluded more or less as follows:



'''Ettyk:''' ...Move to strike as nonresponsive[[note]]According to Wikipedia, a "nonresponsive" objection is made because the witness answered a question that was not asked; this was not the case here.[[/note]], Admiral.\\

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'''Ettyk:''' ...Move to strike as nonresponsive[[note]]According nonresponsive,[[note]]According to Wikipedia, a "nonresponsive" objection is made because the witness answered a question that was not asked; this was not the case here.[[/note]], [[/note]] Admiral.\\



* Happens with Denny Crane in ''Series/BostonLegal'' season 3 episode 10 "The Nutcracker" after opposing counsel badgers a witness

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* Happens with Denny Crane in ''Series/BostonLegal'' season 3 episode 10 "The Nutcracker" after opposing counsel badgers a witnesswitness.



* In the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Justice", Kryten's defence of Rimmer on 1,169 counts of manslaughter is to present him (accurately) as a sad incompetent. Naturally, Rimmer can't bring himself to let this slide, and repeatedly objects to his own defence. After he's found innocent, he objects again. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8otwr7ArmA YouTube clip]]

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* In the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Justice", Kryten's defence of Rimmer on 1,169 counts of manslaughter is to present him (accurately) as a sad incompetent. Naturally, Rimmer can't bring himself to let this slide, and repeatedly objects to his own defence. After he's found innocent, he objects again. [[http://www.again ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8otwr7ArmA YouTube clip]]clip]]).
23rd Jan '16 8:17:31 PM shawnvw
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* Inverted on ''MASH'', when Hawkeye allows a military lawyer to scrub up and observe them in the operating room.
-->'''Margaret''': This is highly irregular. I must object!\\
'''Hawkeye''': Objection overruled.
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