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18th Nov '17 10:43:01 PM JMQwilleran
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* In "Olivia and Her Alien Brother" from ''WesternAnimation/{{Olivia}}'', when Olivia and Ian argue in the car on their way to the planetarium, Olivia's dad says they should try to see who can be quiet the longest. The game gets ruined because although they're quiet, they make faces at each other, which causes little brother William to cry, which causes Ian to speak to blame Olivia for doing it.
8th Jul '17 1:00:39 PM nombretomado
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See TheOtherWiki for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quiet_game more information]].

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See TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quiet_game more information]].
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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[[folder:Literature]]
* 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.
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