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8th Dec '15 8:42:51 PM PaulA
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks:'' Miss Brooks stakes out a burglar in the episode [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "The Burglar."]]

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks:'' ''Series/OurMissBrooks:'' Miss Brooks stakes out a burglar in the episode [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "The Burglar."]]Burglar".
8th Dec '15 1:30:14 PM Austin
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* Said by veteran Igarashi to rookie Rin in salvage manga ''Wa ga na wa Umishi''. TheScrappy Rin whines about the team having fun when people are in trouble. Igarashi shoots him down: Being a pro means doing nothing unless the time is right.

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* Said by veteran Igarashi to rookie Rin in salvage manga ''Wa ga na wa Umishi''. TheScrappy ''Manga/WaGaNaWaUmishi''. Rin whines about the team having fun when people are in trouble. Igarashi shoots him down: Being a pro means doing nothing unless the time is right.



* When Hermione and Harry see their past selves in Hagrid's hut, Harry wants to rush in and capture Peter Pettigrew [[spoiler: who is hiding as Scabbers, Ron's rat]]. Hermione says they must wait until actions they take won't disrupt what for them are past events. She and Harry are forced to wait until the group comes back out of the tunnel, knowing that Pettigrew gets away and Lupin will change into his werewolf form.

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* When In ''Film/HarryPotter'' when Hermione and Harry see their past selves in Hagrid's hut, Harry wants to rush in and capture Peter Pettigrew [[spoiler: who is hiding as Scabbers, Ron's rat]]. Hermione says they must wait until actions they take won't disrupt what for them are past events. She and Harry are forced to wait until the group comes back out of the tunnel, knowing that Pettigrew gets away and Lupin will change into his werewolf form.



* The Doom novels had this trope invoked frequently from the second book through the fourth book, generally expressed as "Hurry up and wait."

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* The Doom ''Literature/{{Doom}}'' novels had this trope invoked frequently from the second book through the fourth book, generally expressed as "Hurry up and wait."
17th Sep '15 8:40:55 PM thatother1dude
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* Selatcia, the leader of TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness watching Dethklok in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' is constantly telling his underlings, "We Wait," "We Watch," "It's too soon," or some variation thereof. [[spoiler:When two of them actually try to do something, one gets killed, and the other eventually gets brainwashed.]]
** In this case, it's justified by his goal: Selatcia ''[[MoleInCharge wants]]'' Dethklok to bring about the prophesied Metalocalypse, and thus prevents his Illuminati-like group from taking action to prevent it.

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* Selatcia, Salacia, the leader of TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness watching Dethklok in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' is constantly telling his underlings, "We Wait," "We Watch," "It's too soon," or some variation thereof. [[spoiler:When When two of them actually try to do something, one gets killed, and the other eventually gets brainwashed.]]
** In this case, it's justified by his goal: Selatcia
brainwashed. [[spoiler:Salacia ''[[MoleInCharge wants]]'' Dethklok to bring about the prophesied Metalocalypse, and thus prevents his Illuminati-like group from taking action to prevent it.]]
3rd Sep '15 1:29:09 PM elemt
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAwesomes'' Dr. Malocchio proclaims that with the first stage of his plan complete all they have to do now is wait. Then one of his minions suggests that instead they go get sushi and come back, which he agrees is a better plan.
31st Mar '15 4:58:59 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks:'' Miss Brooks stakes out a Burglar in the episode [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "The Burglar."]]

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks:'' Miss Brooks stakes out a Burglar burglar in the episode [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "The Burglar."]]
31st Mar '15 4:58:07 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks:'' Miss Brooks stakes out a Burglar in the episode [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "The Burglar."]]
22nd Oct '14 8:05:15 PM FordPrefect
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* When Hermione and Harry see their past selves in Hagrid's hut, Harry wants to rush in and capture Peter Petigrew [[spoiler: who is hiding as Scabbers, Ron's rat]]. Hermione says they must wait until actions they take won't disrupt what for them are past events. She and Harry are forced to wait until the group comes back out of the tunnel, knowing that Pettigrew gets away and Lupin will change into his werewolf form.

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* When Hermione and Harry see their past selves in Hagrid's hut, Harry wants to rush in and capture Peter Petigrew Pettigrew [[spoiler: who is hiding as Scabbers, Ron's rat]]. Hermione says they must wait until actions they take won't disrupt what for them are past events. She and Harry are forced to wait until the group comes back out of the tunnel, knowing that Pettigrew gets away and Lupin will change into his werewolf form.
28th Sep '14 2:49:41 AM doubleyouteeeff
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* ''Webcomic/{{Jerkcity}}'' [[http://www.jerkcity.com/jerkcity652.html uses this for the same purpose it uses everything else.]]

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* ''Webcomic/{{Jerkcity}}'' [[http://www.jerkcity.com/jerkcity652.html uses this for the same purpose it uses everything else.]]this]] after they seek help from a [[QueerPeopleAreFunny god of dicks]].
11th Aug '14 6:28:45 PM Jacob175
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Used to be commonly rendered as "And now we play the Waiting Game...", but this line is now ''[[DeadHorseTrope never]]'' [[DeadHorseTrope played straight]]. Take this example from ''TheSimpsons'':

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Used to be commonly rendered as "And now we play the Waiting Game...", but this line is now ''[[DeadHorseTrope never]]'' [[DeadHorseTrope played straight]]. Take this example from ''TheSimpsons'':
''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':



* Lampshaded in the ''DragonBallZ'' abridged parody of the first movie, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNlRCUiCz0k Dead Zone]] ''

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* Lampshaded in the ''DragonBallZ'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' abridged parody of the first movie, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNlRCUiCz0k Dead Zone]] ''



* Invoked in the penultimate confrontation of ''TheBluesBrothers'': Bob and the Good Ole Boys have bought tickets to the Blues Brothers' show, and must now wait for the band to actually come on stage.

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* Invoked in the penultimate confrontation of ''TheBluesBrothers'': ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'': Bob and the Good Ole Boys have bought tickets to the Blues Brothers' show, and must now wait for the band to actually come on stage.



** Since this was a ClosedTimeLoop world, it wasn't just that they shouldn't - logically, they couldn't.

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** Since this was a ClosedTimeLoop StableTimeLoop world, it wasn't just that they shouldn't - logically, they couldn't.



* Many SherlockHolmes stories include Holmes, Watson, and Lestrade waiting for the criminal to fall in Holmes' trap.
* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' Illyrio Mopatis' [[spoiler: plan to restore the Targaryens has involved over 15 years of this.]] As changing events required repeated extensions of the wait time, [[spoiler: Lord Connington gets tired of it and goes off-script, invading Westeros with Aegon without reaching Danaerys.]]

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* Many SherlockHolmes Franchise/SherlockHolmes stories include Holmes, Watson, and Lestrade waiting for the criminal to fall in Holmes' trap.
* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' Illyrio Mopatis' [[spoiler: plan to restore the Targaryens has involved over 15 years of this.]] As changing events required repeated extensions of the wait time, [[spoiler: Lord Connington gets tired of it and goes off-script, invading Westeros with Aegon without reaching Danaerys.]]



* ''{{Lost}}'' Season Five: The characters have become TrappedInThePast, which is still an improvement over random, erratic and increasingly Frequent TimeTravel they've been expiriencing. When ased NowWhat, Sawyer replies WeWait. They wait [[TheSlowPath for three years]] and end up going native.

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* ''{{Lost}}'' ''Series/{{Lost}}'' Season Five: The characters have become TrappedInThePast, which is still an improvement over random, erratic and increasingly Frequent TimeTravel they've been expiriencing. experiencing. When ased asked NowWhat, Sawyer replies WeWait. They wait [[TheSlowPath for three years]] and end up going native.



* ''MagicTheGathering'' has the aptly named card [[http://magiccards.info/od/en/102.html Standstill]].

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* ''MagicTheGathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has the aptly named card [[http://magiccards.info/od/en/102.html Standstill]].



* In ''SluggyFreelance'' [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Hereti-Corp]]'s overall plan for finding Dr. Steve's base lab is to wait until Torg (one of only three or four living people who's been there) gets scared enough of Oasis that he goes to the lab looking for a tool or weapon to stop her with. May be the best strategy, since their two attempts to force the information out of Torg both ended with a lot of Hereti-Corp personnel getting killed.

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* In ''SluggyFreelance'' ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' [[TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness Hereti-Corp]]'s overall plan for finding Dr. Steve's base lab is to wait until Torg (one of only three or four living people who's been there) gets scared enough of Oasis that he goes to the lab looking for a tool or weapon to stop her with. May be the best strategy, since their two attempts to force the information out of Torg both ended with a lot of Hereti-Corp personnel getting killed.



* ''[[Jerkcity]]'' [[http://www.jerkcity.com/jerkcity652.html uses this for the same purpose it uses everything else.]]

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* ''[[Jerkcity]]'' ''Webcomic/{{Jerkcity}}'' [[http://www.jerkcity.com/jerkcity652.html uses this for the same purpose it uses everything else.]]



* Selatcia, the leader of TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness watching Dethklok in ''{{Metalocalypse}}'' is constantly telling his underlings, "We Wait," "We Watch," "It's too soon," or some variation thereof. [[spoiler:When two of them actually try to do something, one gets killed, and the other eventually gets brainwashed.]]

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* Selatcia, the leader of TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness watching Dethklok in ''{{Metalocalypse}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' is constantly telling his underlings, "We Wait," "We Watch," "It's too soon," or some variation thereof. [[spoiler:When two of them actually try to do something, one gets killed, and the other eventually gets brainwashed.]]



* Subverted by Mr. Burns on ''TheSimpsons''.

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* Subverted by Mr. Burns on ''TheSimpsons''.''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.



* A FamilyGuy manatee joke has Peter as Zan of the Wonder Twins. He/Jayna get called on a mission. She leaves, he turns into a tampon and jumps into her purse:

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* A FamilyGuy WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy manatee joke has Peter as Zan of the Wonder Twins. He/Jayna get called on a mission. She leaves, he turns into a tampon and jumps into her purse:



* An episode of PhineasAndFerb revolves around the main characters sitting around and waiting to see exactly how the titicular characters inventions keep diapering right before their mother gets home.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qia8DnY6-mg They even break out into a song about how their waiting for something to happen]]

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* An episode of PhineasAndFerb WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb revolves around the main characters sitting around and waiting to see exactly how the titicular titular characters inventions keep diapering disappearing right before their mother gets home.home. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qia8DnY6-mg They even break out into a song about how their they're waiting for something to happen]]happen.]]



16th Jun '14 2:12:27 PM Laevatein
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* From ChuckNorrisFacts: "Chuck Norris doesn't sleep. He waits."
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