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25th Mar '17 7:43:16 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/TheComedyOfTerrors'' Waldo Turmbull (VincentPrice) has a bottle of poison he taunts his father-in-law with, and also a flask. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity eventually ensues.]]

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* In ''Film/TheComedyOfTerrors'' Waldo Turmbull (VincentPrice) (Creator/VincentPrice) has a bottle of poison he taunts his father-in-law with, and also a flask. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity eventually ensues.]]
2nd Jan '17 7:42:16 AM Chabal2
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* One ''ComicBook/FarSide'' cartoon has a bug-eyed scientist holding a glass to his mouth as a coworker behind him is asking [[IAteWhat where his sample of dysentery's gone.]]

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* One ''ComicBook/FarSide'' ''ComicBook/TheFarSide'' cartoon has a bug-eyed scientist holding a glass to his mouth as a coworker behind him is asking [[IAteWhat where his sample of dysentery's gone.]]
2nd Jan '17 7:16:20 AM Chabal2
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* ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'' has the general find out about his wife's affair with a subordinate when she mixed up her letters to her lover and her husband.

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* ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'' has the general find out about his wife's affair with a subordinate when she mixed up her letters to her lover and her husband. He never said anything (though one officer suspected something), but sent the aide on a SuicideMission, his wife dying of a broken heart sometime later. After that, he never went to church if the TropeNamer for the UriahGambit was the subject of the sermon.



* In ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'', General Macarthur figures out his wife has been having an affair with his aide when he opens a letter from her and reads the one she sent the lieutenant. He never said anything (though one officer suspected something), but sent the aide on a SuicideMission, his wife dying of a broken heart sometime later. After that, he never went to church if the TropeNamer for the UriahGambit was the subject of the sermon.
2nd Jan '17 7:15:46 AM Chabal2
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* One ''ComicBook/FarSide'' cartoon has a bug-eyed scientist holding a glass to his mouth as a coworker behind him is asking [[IAteWhat where his sample of dysentery's gone.]]


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* In ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'', General Macarthur figures out his wife has been having an affair with his aide when he opens a letter from her and reads the one she sent the lieutenant. He never said anything (though one officer suspected something), but sent the aide on a SuicideMission, his wife dying of a broken heart sometime later. After that, he never went to church if the TropeNamer for the UriahGambit was the subject of the sermon.
15th Dec '16 2:33:11 AM ClatoLawa
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* In ''Fanfic/BackToUs'', Nino has two similar boxes in his bag: one containing a pair of earrings for his fiance Alya, the other containing the Fox Miraculous, which he intended to offer to Adrien. However, when he tells Alya he has something for her in his bag, he directs her to open the wrong pocket, and only finds out his mistake when he gives Adrien the box with the earrings.
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11th Dec '16 2:31:12 PM maxwellsilver
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* On ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', a pornographic video gets switched with a ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' tape. When Butters accidentally watches the porn video, his confusion translates into acting like Gollum.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', a pornographic video gets switched with a ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' tape. When Butters accidentally watches the porn video, his confusion translates into acting like Gollum. When Tolkon Black watches it, he is weirded out and decides ScrewThisImOutOfHere.
7th Dec '16 6:11:27 AM WillBGood
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* ''Invoked'' by Creator/{{Saki}}'s insouciant eponymous young man in "Reginald's Rubiyat":
-->"I never can remember which Party Irene discourages with her support, but I shan't forget an occasion when I was staying at her place and she gave me a pamphlet to leave at the house of a doubtful voter, and some grapes and things for a woman who was suffering from a chill on the top of a patent medicine. I thought it much cleverer to give the grapes to the former and the political literature to the sick woman, and the Duchess was quite absurdly annoyed about it afterwards. It seems the leaflet was addressed 'To those about to wobble'--I wasn't responsible for the silly title of the thing--and the woman never recovered; anyway, the voter was completely won over by the grapes and jellies, and I think that should have balanced matters."
7th Dec '16 6:05:32 AM WillBGood
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* After Robbie breaks a vase in ''Literature/{{Atonement}}'', he writes a apology letter to his friend Cecila (whose family owns the vase), but accedentally fills it with a declaration of love and [[CountryMatters some things he shouldn't have.]] He writes a replacement letter, and gives it to Cecila's sister Briony to give to his love However, he gives her the wrong one by mistake, and [[spoiler: Briony reads it, thinking that he wants to assault Cecila. This leads to things going wrong. [[FalseRapeAccusation Very]], [[MiscarriageOfJustice ''very'']] [[TearJerker wrong.]]]]

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* After Robbie breaks a vase in ''Literature/{{Atonement}}'', he writes a apology letter to his friend Cecila (whose family owns the vase), but accedentally fills it with a declaration of love and [[CountryMatters some things he shouldn't have.]] He writes a replacement letter, and gives it to Cecila's sister Briony to give to his love However, he gives her the wrong one by mistake, and [[spoiler: Briony reads it, thinking that he wants to assault Cecila. This leads to things going wrong. [[FalseRapeAccusation Very]], [[MiscarriageOfJustice ''very'']] ''[[MiscarriageOfJustice very]]'' [[TearJerker wrong.]]]]
5th Dec '16 6:58:40 AM JackG
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* ''Film/{{Frantic}}''. A married couple from the United States pick up the wrong suitcase on arrival in Paris, and are mistaken for the next stage in a smuggling ring. The wife is kidnapped for interrogation, and the husband spends the rest of the movie [[HostageForMacGuffin trying to get her back in exchange for what's in the suitcase]].

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* ''Film/{{Frantic}}''. A married couple from the United States pick up the wrong suitcase on arrival in Paris, and are mistaken for the next stage in a smuggling ring. The wife is kidnapped for interrogation, and the husband spends the rest of the movie [[HostageForMacGuffin trying to get her back in exchange for what's in the suitcase]].
5th Dec '16 6:57:37 AM JackG
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* ''Film/{{Frantic}}''. A married couple from the United States pick up the wrong suitcase on arrival in Paris, and are mistaken for the next stage in a smuggling ring. The wife is kidnapped for interrogation, and the husband spends the rest of the movie [[HostageForMacGuffin trying to get her back in exchange for what's in the suitcase]].
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