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25th May '18 9:03:13 AM JackG
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** At the end of "Oxygen", the [[TheLancer most skeptical member]] of the survivors apologizes once the Doctor saves their lives. Unusually for the egotistical Doctor, he gives this trope. It's not false modesty; he's [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness covering the extent of his injuries]].
17th May '18 4:20:35 PM SpitbreakFTW
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*** Similarly, "Don't mention it" is meant to imply that whatever one is being thanked for wasn't a big enough deal to bother mentioning. It can also often be used for comedy in works where a character who did something either embarrassing or [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold unusually nice]] to help another out will respond with something to the effect of "Don't mention it. Seriously, do not tell anyone about this.'' Often the character will claim they have a reputation to maintain.
16th Apr '18 10:41:01 AM TompaDompa
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* Part of ''Film/{{Hancock}}'''s be-a-better-hero training is telling any law enforcement officials that happen to already be on the scene "Good Job." He's obviously awkward about it the first few times (ie whenever we see in the movie); still gets a pretty positive reaction, though.



* ''Film/BestSeller'' is about a hitman who approaches a detective-turned-crime novelist to write his story. At the end of the movie the hitman performs a HeroicSacrifice to save the detective's daughter, so he quips as he's dying, "Don't mention it...except in the book."
* Amusingly subverted in a scene from ''Film/CharlieWilsonsWar'' when congressman Charlie Wilson first meets the CIA contact Gust Avrakotos. Gust brings him a relatively expensive bottle of scotch as a "thankyou" for doubling the CIA budget for covert ops in Afghanistan.
-->'''Charlie''': Well thank you.
-->'''Gust''': Ah, it was nothing.
-->'''Charlie''': Well it's a nice bottle of scotch, must've been hard to get.
-->'''Gust''': No, doubling the budget was nothing. Ten million dollars for covert ops against the Russian army is meaningless. What are you, an infant?
* ''Film/{{Deewaar}}'': When Ravi is presented with an award for his work as a police officer, he says that he doesn't deserve it (noting that while that is a cliché, ''he means it'', unlike others who say so). He dedicates it to his mother instead.
* ''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle'': "King of Jungle only here to help."
* Part of ''Film/{{Hancock}}'''s be-a-better-hero training is telling any law enforcement officials that happen to already be on the scene "Good Job." He's obviously awkward about it the first few times (ie whenever we see in the movie); still gets a pretty positive reaction, though.



* ''Film/ThreeAmigos!'' messes with this, lampshades it, and then plays it straight for a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

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* ''Film/ThreeAmigos!'' messes In ''Film/TheRocketeer'', at the end, Howard Hughes shows up with this, lampshades it, [[spoiler:a new airplane]] for Cliff, and then plays leaves before Cliff can collect himself enough to think of asking. Cliff is assured that he saw the look on his face and knows what it straight for a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.means to him.



* ''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle'': "King of Jungle only here to help."

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* ''Film/GeorgeOfTheJungle'': "King of Jungle only here to help."''Film/ThreeAmigos!'' messes with this, lampshades it, and then plays it straight for a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.



* Amusingly subverted in a scene from ''Film/CharlieWilsonsWar'' when congressman Charlie Wilson first meets the CIA contact Gust Avrakotos. Gust brings him a relatively expensive bottle of scotch as a "thankyou" for doubling the CIA budget for covert ops in Afghanistan.
-->'''Charlie''': Well thank you.
-->'''Gust''': Ah, it was nothing.
-->'''Charlie''': Well it's a nice bottle of scotch, must've been hard to get.
-->'''Gust''': No, doubling the budget was nothing. Ten million dollars for covert ops against the Russian army is meaningless. What are you, an infant?
* In ''Film/TheRocketeer'', at the end, Howard Hughes shows up with [[spoiler:a new airplane]] for Cliff, and leaves before Cliff can collect himself enough to think of asking. Cliff is assured that he saw the look on his face and knows what it means to him.
* ''Film/BestSeller'' is about a hitman who approaches a detective-turned-crime novelist to write his story. At the end of the movie the hitman performs a HeroicSacrifice to save the detective's daughter, so he quips as he's dying, "Don't mention it...except in the book."
8th Apr '18 1:03:07 AM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Angel does this. It is much-ridiculed by Spike, who sees it as a cheap act to impress women.
** In "[[{{Recap/AngelS05E10SoulPurpose}} Soul Purpose]]", Angel has a dream in which Spike saves the world, and does this as HeroicSelfDeprecation. In ironic contrast the same episode shows the real Spike is more likely to [[GoodIsNotNice give women he saves a lecture]] on [[BrokenHeel not wearing high heels]] in a dark alley.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Sandor refuses to be thanked or complimented for saving Sansa.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
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Angel does this. It is much-ridiculed by Spike, who sees it as a cheap act to impress women.
** In "[[{{Recap/AngelS05E10SoulPurpose}} Soul Purpose]]", Angel has a dream in which Spike saves the world, and does this as HeroicSelfDeprecation. In ironic contrast the same episode shows the real Spike is more likely to [[GoodIsNotNice give women he saves a lecture]] on [[BrokenHeel not wearing high heels]] in a [[TooDumbToLive dark alley.
alley]].
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': [[KnightInSourArmor Sandor Clegane]] refuses to be thanked or complimented for saving Sansa.[[PrincessClassic Sansa]] from being gang-raped by an angry mob. This is in contrast to the novels where he's angry at Sansa for not going out of her way to thank him (Sansa isn't ungrateful, just scared of Sandor).
3rd Mar '18 8:49:45 AM Ccook1956
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-->'''Margaret:''' Doctor...doctors...I'm grateful for what you did.\\
'''Hawkeye:''' Don't mention it.\\
'''Trapper:''' To anyone. We've got reputations to protect.

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-->'''Margaret:''' Doctor...doctors...I'm grateful to you for what you did.helping me.\\
'''Hawkeye:''' '''Trapper:''' Don't mention it.\\
'''Trapper:''' '''Hawkeye:''' To anyone. We've got reputations to protect.
23rd Feb '18 9:23:20 PM JackG
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** Subverted in "Dead Reckoning", when Reese thanks Finch for risking his life to defuse the ExplosiveLeash [[spoiler:placed on him by RogueAgent Kate Stanton. But the ending implies Finch was responsible for the events that turned Stanton and Reese against each other, so when Finch says "Don't mention it", it's because he feels guilty.]]

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** Subverted in "Dead Reckoning", when Reese thanks Finch for risking his life to defuse the ExplosiveLeash [[spoiler:placed on him by RogueAgent Kate Stanton. But the ending implies Finch was responsible for the events that turned Stanton and Reese against each other, other,]] so when Finch says "Don't mention it", [[ObliviousGuiltSlinging it's because he feels guilty.]]guilty]].
23rd Feb '18 10:03:51 AM Dghcrh
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* Pops up frequently in the ''ProfessorLayton'' series. After all, helping others, [[CatchPhrase that's just what a gentleman]] ''[[CatchPhrase does]]''.

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* Pops up frequently in the ''ProfessorLayton'' ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton'' series. After all, helping others, [[CatchPhrase that's just what a gentleman]] ''[[CatchPhrase does]]''.
16th Feb '18 5:20:47 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Sandor refuses to be thanked or complimented for saving Sansa.
5th Jan '18 4:47:46 PM Stealth
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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'': To Kenshiro, helping innocent people isn't a duty; it's a right thing to do.

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* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'': To Kenshiro, helping innocent people isn't a duty; it's a just the right thing to do.do. For instance, after helping rescue Rei's sister and restoring her vision (and after massacring the entire Fang Clan), he doesn't even wait for the thanks of his friends and allies--he simply leaves and watches over the jubilant people of the village from a nearby rooftop.
10th Nov '17 12:03:16 PM WaterBlap
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* In ''Webcomic/TheForgottenOrder'', [[http://www.forgottenordercomic.com/?webcomic_post=chp1-pg24 the customers say "don't mention it" about having given her extra money.]]

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* In the first chapter of ''Webcomic/TheForgottenOrder'', [[http://www.forgottenordercomic.com/?webcomic_post=chp1-pg24 the customers feel guilty and so tip Trystan extra. They say "don't mention it" about having given her extra money.]]as they leave and it emphasizes Trystan's naivete that she doesn't notice how they said it. This also leads to the first time Phinny speaks with Trystan.
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