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28th Jun '16 11:51:10 PM JMQwilleran
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* In "The Tooth About Jack and Jill" from ''WesternAnimation/GoldieAndBear'', Goldie proposes this to Jack and Jill, who are sleeping over at Bear's with her and Bear, so that she can explain something very important, about the need for everyone to get to sleep that night so that the Tooth Fairy can come for Bear's tooth. It's basically ignored as they pepper her with questions about the Tooth Fairy.
-->'''Bear''': They're never gonna go to sleep!
23rd May '16 4:12:53 PM MarkLungo
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode [[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS2E61TheSilence The Silence]]". Colonel Taylor bets a talkative man named Tennyson half a million dollars that he can't stay quiet for an entire year. Tennyson accepts the bet and spends a year locked up in a glass cage. After Tennyson wins the bet, Taylor says that he's bankrupt and can't pay up. The TwistEnding? Before Tennyson went into the cage he [[spoiler: had surgery to render himself mute so he couldn't lose the bet]].

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode [[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS2E61TheSilence "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS2E61TheSilence The Silence]]". Colonel Taylor bets a talkative man named Tennyson half a million dollars that he can't stay quiet for an entire year. Tennyson accepts the bet and spends a year locked up in a glass cage. After Tennyson wins the bet, Taylor says that he's bankrupt and can't pay up. The TwistEnding? Before Tennyson went into the cage he [[spoiler: had surgery to render himself mute so he couldn't lose the bet]].



* In "Stare Master" on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Fluttershy proposes this as a game to the Cutie Mark Crusaders, telling them that she's a champion. They all immediately say that they've lost.

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* In "Stare Master" "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E17StareMaster Stare Master]]" on ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', Fluttershy proposes this as a game to the Cutie Mark Crusaders, telling them that she's a champion. They all immediately say that they've lost.
23rd May '16 4:11:54 PM MarkLungo
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' TOS episode "The Silence". Colonel Taylor bets a talkative man named Tennyson half a million dollars that he can't stay quiet for an entire year. Tennyson accepts the bet and spends a year locked up in a glass cage. After Tennyson wins the bet, Taylor says that he's bankrupt and can't pay up. The TwilightZoneTwist? Before Tennyson went into the cage he [[spoiler: had surgery to render himself mute so he couldn't lose the bet]].

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' TOS ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "The Silence".[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS2E61TheSilence The Silence]]". Colonel Taylor bets a talkative man named Tennyson half a million dollars that he can't stay quiet for an entire year. Tennyson accepts the bet and spends a year locked up in a glass cage. After Tennyson wins the bet, Taylor says that he's bankrupt and can't pay up. The TwilightZoneTwist? TwistEnding? Before Tennyson went into the cage he [[spoiler: had surgery to render himself mute so he couldn't lose the bet]].
16th Dec '15 8:24:58 PM FF32
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* In ''Fanfic/ImAMarvelAndImADC'', ComicBook/CaptainAmerica gets {{Deadpool}} to shut up by handing him a phone and saying it's for him. When Deadpool can't hear anyone on the other end, he responds, "Oh, yeah? Well, two can play the quiet game!"

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* In ''Fanfic/ImAMarvelAndImADC'', ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC'', ComicBook/CaptainAmerica gets {{Deadpool}} to shut up by handing him a phone and saying it's for him. When Deadpool can't hear anyone on the other end, he responds, "Oh, yeah? Well, two can play the quiet game!"
18th Oct '15 9:21:35 PM JMQwilleran
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The general outcome of this gambit, however, results in the one[s] asked to play the game either blithely [[ComicallyMissingThePoint missing the point]], or seeing it for what it is, refusing to play along, or playing along only to declare instantaneous defeat, much to the dismay of the person trying to get a little quiet.

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The general outcome of this gambit, however, results in the one[s] asked to play the game either blithely [[ComicallyMissingThePoint missing the point]], or seeing it for what it is, refusing to play along, or playing along only to declare instantaneous defeat, much to the dismay of the person trying to get a little quiet.
quiet. Part of the problem is that there's rarely any actual prize, meaning that the only incentive to win the game is the lure of winning itself. For the person who just wants to talk, the lure of simply talking is probably stronger.
21st Mar '15 7:18:04 PM JMQwilleran
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* At the end of ''Literature/JudyMoody & Stink: The Big Bad Blackout'', there is a list of fun things to do during a big, bad blackout. This is actually #7.
-->7. Play the Quiet Game. See who can last the longest without a peep, squeak or giggle.
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24th Apr '14 8:23:06 PM Aiguille
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Unfortunately, this tendency to talk, non-stop, stream of consciousness and rapid fire, is annoying, frustrating and aggravating to many people -- among them the ChildHater and the BadlyBatteredBabysitter. Often such {{Elders}} will resort in desperation, when they feel nothing else has worked to get someone to stop talking for a minute -- they propose TheQuietGame.

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Unfortunately, this tendency to talk, non-stop, stream of consciousness and rapid fire, is annoying, frustrating and aggravating to many people -- among them the ChildHater and the BadlyBatteredBabysitter. Often such {{Elders}} will resort in desperation, when they feel nothing else has worked to get someone to stop talking for a minute -- they propose TheQuietGame.
The Quiet Game.
4th Apr '14 8:17:14 PM jccw227
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* When ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' was roped into a babysitting gig, Jane told her that if the kids started driving her crazy, to tell them that she knows a great game called Cemetery. They would have to lie on the ground and pretend they were dead. The first to move, or make a sound, loses. Daria ends up using it at one point.
22nd Jun '13 3:39:56 PM StFan
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-> '''Wichita:''' Let's play the quiet game.
-> '''Columbus:''' I've actually been meaning to ask you, have you been to Columbus, because I've been trying to...
-> '''Wichita:''' Have you never played the quiet game?

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-> '''Wichita:''' ->'''Wichita:''' Let's play the quiet game.
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'''Columbus:''' I've actually been meaning to ask you, have you been to Columbus, because I've been trying to...
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'''Wichita:''' Have you never played the quiet game?






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* In the original ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga, the Shadow Games Yami Yugi would challenge the despicable villain of the issue to could be ''anything.'' Consider it EarlyInstallmentWeirdness; Duel Monsters being the center of the universe didn't come along for some time, but this era suffers from NoExportForYou. He's called 'king of games,' plural, for a reason, and simply not being the first to make a noise was used once. (The bad guy's ''heartbeat'' as it raced when anticipating victory caused him to lose. This means Yami got to inflict a CoolAndUnusualPunishment - in this case, the bad guy's own heartbeat became deafeningly loud to him alone, in punishment for what he'd done earlier in the issue.)

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* In the original ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga, the Shadow Games Yami Yugi would challenge the despicable villain of the issue to could be ''anything.'' ''anything''. Consider it EarlyInstallmentWeirdness; Duel Monsters being the center of the universe didn't come along for some time, but this era suffers from NoExportForYou. He's called 'king "king of games,' games", plural, for a reason, and simply not being the first to make a noise was used once. (The bad guy's ''heartbeat'' as it raced when anticipating victory caused him to lose. This means Yami got to inflict a CoolAndUnusualPunishment - -- in this case, the bad guy's own heartbeat became deafeningly loud to him alone, in punishment for what he'd done earlier in the issue.)

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* In ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'', Witchita proposes it to Columbus, who proceeds to talk anyway.

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* [=McKay=] proposed this in an episode of ''[[Series/StargateAtlantis Stargate: Atlantis]]''.
* Will proposed this to Nathan in an episode of ''WillAndGrace'', with the prize being a cookie.

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* In ''Fanfic/ImAMarvelAndImADC'', ComicBook/CaptainAmerica gets {{Deadpool}} to shut up by handing him a phone and saying it's for him. When Deadpool can't hear anyone on the other end, he responds, "Oh, yeah? Well, two can play the quiet game!"
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}!'', Carl proposes this game to Russell. Russell replies that his Mom loves that game.
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* In ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'', Witchita proposes it to Columbus, who proceeds to talk anyway.
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* [=McKay=] proposed this in an episode of ''[[Series/StargateAtlantis Stargate: Atlantis]]''.
''Series/StargateAtlantis''.
* Will proposed this to Nathan in an episode of ''WillAndGrace'', ''Series/WillAndGrace'', with the prize being a cookie.




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* In ''FanFic/ImAMarvelAndImADC'', CaptainAmerica gets {{Deadpool}} to shut up by handing him a phone and saying it's for him. When Deadpool can't hear anyone on the other end, he responds, "Oh, yeah? Well, two can play the quiet game!"

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* In ''Film/{{Up}}!'', Carl proposed this game to Russell. Russell replied that his Mom loves that game.
* MickeyMouse and Minnie Mouse try this on Daisy in the ''MickeyMouseworks'' cartoon "Daisy's Road Trip". Daisy wins after launching them screaming out of the car and back again.

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* In ''Film/{{Up}}!'', Carl proposed this game to Russell. Russell replied that his Mom loves that game.
* MickeyMouse and Minnie Mouse try this on Daisy in the ''MickeyMouseworks'' ''[[WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse Mickey Mouse Works]]'' cartoon "Daisy's Road Trip". Daisy wins after launching them screaming out of the car and back again.


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12th Mar '13 5:45:43 PM JMQwilleran
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* In the premiere of the eleventh season of the U.S. ''Series/HellsKitchen'', one of the men suggests this as they are all forced to ride from Las Vegas to Hell's Kitchen on a school bus as punishment, and one of them just can't seem to stop spouting strategy advice.
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