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12th Nov '16 1:22:50 PM nombretomado
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* An early episode of ''Series/GrowingPains'' had Mike in jail for graffiti. One of his cellmates asks this question to which he replied, [[JohnnyCash "I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die."]]

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* An early episode of ''Series/GrowingPains'' had Mike in jail for graffiti. One of his cellmates asks this question to which he replied, [[JohnnyCash [[Music/JohnnyCash "I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die."]]
6th Nov '16 6:29:53 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* In thew ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Chris Has Got a Date, Date, Date, Date, Date" Stewie and Peter send out a tweet that a movie was "Just okay" and promptly get arrested by the "Internet police". When they get to jail they run into another inmate. Peter asks "What are you in for" and he says "I thought that UsefulNotes/CaitlinJenner wasn't very courageous or brave."

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* In thew ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Chris Has Got a Date, Date, Date, Date, Date" Stewie and Peter send out a tweet that a movie was "Just okay" and promptly get arrested by the "Internet police". When they get to jail they run into another inmate. Peter asks "What are you in for" and he says replies "I thought that UsefulNotes/CaitlinJenner Caytlin Jenner wasn't very courageous or brave."
6th Nov '16 6:29:00 PM IAmNotAFunguy
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* In thew ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Chris Has Got a Date, Date, Date, Date, Date" Stewie and Peter send out a tweet that a movie was "Just okay" and promptly get arrested by the "Internet police". When they get to jail they run into another inmate. Peter asks "What are you in for" and he says "I thought that UsefulNotes/CaitlinJenner wasn't very courageous or brave."
6th Nov '16 4:20:27 PM SuperSonicHeroes
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* In an episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' Grim is sent to jail for taking off his robe in public when he is angry trying to prove [[ItMakesSenseInContext he can't fart]] because he's a skeleton and it is coming from the [[CassandraTruth evil invisible ghost duck that has been following him all day.]] His cellmate is a very tough looking guy with tattoos on his arms. Grim nervously asks him what he was in for. His answer scares Grim, especially since the duck is still close by, grinning evilly.
-->'''Cellmate''': I beat the snot out of a guy ... [[DisproportionateRetribution for FARTING!]]
23rd Oct '16 10:08:19 PM trentongm
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** This has been made much worse by universal access to computers and the rise of social media. It used to be possible (if unlikely) for someone to successfully hide their criminal history. These days, it takes five minutes for an inmate's girlfriend/sibling/friend to look up court records, and prisoners ''will'' learn what each other did.
21st Jul '16 11:58:21 AM Beedle
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** In an older story, Dilbert is sent to jail after killing one of the company executives with an ear of corn. Mere seconds after he shares this with his cellmate...\\

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** In an older story, Dilbert is sent to jail after killing one of the company executives with an ear of corn. Mere seconds after he shares this with his cellmate...\\
12th Jul '16 2:00:10 PM StFan
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', [[AuthorAvatar Phil Foglio]] is in prison for including the Prince as a character in his story. And when Agatha enters Castle Heterodyne, she is asked if she can cook, and says yes. Then, when asked what she's in for, she says she poisoned thirty-seven people because they complained about her cooking.

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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', [[AuthorAvatar ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'':
**
Phil Foglio]] Foglio's AuthorAvatar is in prison for including the Prince as a character in his story. And when story.
** When
Agatha enters Castle Heterodyne, she is asked if she can cook, and says yes. Then, when asked what she's in for, she says she poisoned thirty-seven people because they complained about her cooking.
12th Jul '16 1:58:53 PM StFan
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* ''Madea Goes To Jail''. Well the titular character's cellmate already knows why she's there.

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* ''Madea Goes To to Jail''. Well Well, the titular title character's cellmate already knows why she's there.



* In the second ''[[{{Bottom}} Bottom Live]]'' stage show:
-->'''Eddie:''' That's Geoffrey Nasty, the Psychopathic Penis-Remover.
-->'''Richie:''' Oh! What's he in for?
-->'''Eddie:'''(exasperated) ''Removing penises!''

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* In the second ''[[{{Bottom}} ''[[Series/{{Bottom}} Bottom Live]]'' stage show:
-->'''Eddie:''' That's Geoffrey Nasty, the Psychopathic Penis-Remover.
-->'''Richie:'''
Penis-Remover.\\
'''Richie:'''
Oh! What's he in for?
-->'''Eddie:'''(exasperated) ''Removing penises!''
for?\\
'''Eddie:''' ''[exasperated]'' '''Removing penises!'''
12th Jul '16 1:57:39 PM StFan
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* Creator/BrianRegan discusses this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWKO6vSnyAQ in his bit about crimes]].
* Creator/ChrisRock tries to sound as tough as possible to the other inmates when he's in for "driving too slow". In another stand-up, a white-collar criminal says he's in for embezzling funds, and his fellow inmate replies that he's in for stealing 48 pairs of socks.
-->"My feet was feelin' ''good!"''
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* Krage asks this question at the end of the ''ComicBook/MarvelAdventures: Franchise/TheAvengers'' comic he appears in to Fancy Dan (who mistakenly spam-called IronMan).

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* Krage asks this question at the end of the ''ComicBook/MarvelAdventures: Franchise/TheAvengers'' comic he appears in to Fancy Dan (who mistakenly spam-called IronMan).ComicBook/IronMan).



-->'''Pete''': Hi, mate, I'm in for rape and murder. How 'bout you?
-->'''O'Neill''' [nervously]: Uhh...I drew a picture of Mickey Mouse...
* In ''Comicbook/SwampThing'', Abby goes to jail for "crimes against nature" when her [[InterspeciesRomance relationship with the title character]] becomes public knowledge. Her cellmate, after relating how she was caught shoplifting, asks her what she's in for. Abby, in no mood for small talk, says, "Hugging vegetables." The cellmate backs away to the other end of the bench.

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-->'''Pete''': -->'''Pete:''' Hi, mate, I'm in for rape and murder. How 'bout you?
-->'''O'Neill''' [nervously]: Uhh...
you?\\
'''O'Neill:''' ''[nervously]'' Uhh...
I drew a picture of Mickey Mouse...
* In ''Comicbook/SwampThing'', ''ComicBook/SwampThing'', Abby goes to jail for "crimes against nature" when her [[InterspeciesRomance relationship with the title character]] becomes public knowledge. Her cellmate, after relating how she was caught shoplifting, asks her what she's in for. Abby, in no mood for small talk, says, "Hugging vegetables." The cellmate backs away to the other end of the bench.



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* ''ComicStrip/USAcres'':
** As alluded to in the explanatory section, Wade steps on a rake, sending him into a musical number, followed by a short trial sentencing him to [[LongerThanLifeSentence 9999 years in prison]]. Once there, two inmates brag about their crimes. When Wade sheepishly admits his, the other two pull on the bars, terrified of sharing a cell with such a psychopath.
** Similar to this, in a comic strip, two criminals are bragging about their crimes, when their third cellmate says that he's in for beating up Santa, causing the other two to cower in a corner.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'':
** In an older story, Dilbert is sent to jail after killing one of the company executives with an ear of corn. Mere seconds after he shares this with his cellmate...\\
--->'''Dilbert:''' Hey, look! Corn for lunch. Can you believe that?
** In another strip, the PointyHairedBoss decides to rent to firm's unused cubicles to the state -- as cells for prisoners. Cue the criminal asking Dilbert what he's in for.
** In yet another, Dogbert converts the house to an upscale prison. Dilbert bitterly explains this to the asking prisoner, who concludes that he's the wrong guy to talk to during happy hour.
* In one ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip, Opus ends up in jail, and learns that his new cellmate is in for "strangling Oakland." And no, it's not a colorful sports metaphor. [[spoiler:[[DontExplainTheJoke It means he strangled each and every single person in Oakland.]]]]
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* ''Film/SchindlersList'': When Oskar Schindler is arrested by the German police in occupied Poland for possibly violating the Nazi racial acts by kissing a Jewish girl, his cellmate's first question is "What about you?". Schindler's answer prompts the incarcerated man to counter with a lurid anti-Semitic joke.

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* ''Film/SchindlersList'': When Oskar Schindler is arrested by the German police in occupied Poland for possibly violating the Nazi racial acts by kissing a Jewish girl, his cellmate's first question is "What about you?". you?" Schindler's answer prompts the incarcerated man to counter with a lurid anti-Semitic joke.



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* In the second part of ''Literature/TheStranger'', when Meursault is first put into prison, a few people ask him what he's in for. "Killing an Arab." [[{{Algeria}} Guess what kind of people are mostly in that prison]].

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* In the second part of ''Literature/TheStranger'', when Meursault is first put into prison, a few people ask him what he's in for. "Killing an Arab." [[{{Algeria}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Algeria}} Guess what kind of people are mostly in that prison]].



-->'''Michael:''' "Well, you can't open someone elses mail. It's a federal offense."\\
'''Hunter:''' "I can see it now: I'm on death row, awaiting lethal injection. This mass murderer who killed 48 babies and ate them asks me [[WhatAreYouInFor what I'm being executed for]]. I say: 'Opening Ben's letter.'"

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-->'''Michael:''' "Well, Well, you can't open someone elses else's mail. It's a federal offense."\\
\\
'''Hunter:''' "I I can see it now: I'm on death row, awaiting lethal injection. This mass murderer who killed 48 babies and ate them asks me [[WhatAreYouInFor what I'm being executed for]]. I say: 'Opening "Opening Ben's letter.'""



-->'''Lucy''':Highway robbery.\\
'''Matron''':Highway robbery?\\
'''Lucy''':Yeah. I stole Route 66.

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-->'''Lucy''':Highway -->'''Lucy:''' Highway robbery.\\
'''Matron''':Highway '''Matron:''' Highway robbery?\\
'''Lucy''':Yeah.'''Lucy:''' Yeah. I stole Route 66.



* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' - Chandler says this to a couple of girls while he's going to talk to Phoebe's policeman boyfriend. He thinks it's funny, they don't.

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' - ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Chandler says this to a couple of girls while he's going to talk to Phoebe's policeman boyfriend. He thinks it's funny, they don't.



* In the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episodes "Affliction" and "Divergence" Lieutenant Reed keeps getting into awkward conversations due to getting caught running a black op for Section 31 and being thrown in the brig for it. Since everyone is busy dealing with the Klingons, both he and Captain Archer have no time to explain why he's in the brig to anyone... except when one of the Klingons who attacked the Enterprise gets tossed into the cell next to him. When Reed replies to his inquiry on why he's in the brig with "[[ItsalongStory That's a long story]]," the Klingon prisoner in turn replies "Entertain me." Reed then manages to give him a minimal-details summary in one line.

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' episodes "Affliction" and "Divergence" Lieutenant Reed keeps getting into awkward conversations due to getting caught running a black op for Section 31 and being thrown in the brig for it. Since everyone is busy dealing with the Klingons, both he and Captain Archer have no time to explain why he's in the brig to anyone... except when one of the Klingons who attacked the Enterprise ''Enterprise'' gets tossed into the cell next to him. When Reed replies to his inquiry on why he's in the brig with "[[ItsalongStory That's a long story]]," the Klingon prisoner in turn replies "Entertain me." Reed then manages to give him a minimal-details summary in one line.



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** Then he adds "And 'Creating a Nuisance'," and all the criminals move back and become friends with him.

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** :: Then he adds "And 'Creating a Nuisance'," and all the criminals move back and become friends with him.



--> (deep butch voice) "Robbin' a wagon".
--> (fey voice) "Waggin' me robin."

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--> (deep -->(deep butch voice) "Robbin' a wagon".
-->
wagon."\\
(fey voice) "Waggin' me robin."



[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]
* As alluded to in the explanatory section, Wade from ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' steps on a rake, sending him into a musical number, followed by a short trial sentencing him to [[LongerThanLifeSentence 9999 years in prison]]. Once there, two inmates brag about their crimes. When Wade sheepishly admits his, the other two pull on the bars, terrified of sharing a cell with such a psychopath.
** Similar to this, in a comic strip, two criminals are bragging about their crimes, when their third cellmate says that he's in for beating up Santa, causing the other two to cower in a corner.
* In an older ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' story, Dilbert was sent to jail after killing one of the company executives with an ear of corn. Mere seconds after he shares this with his cellmate...\\
[-'''Dilbert:''' Hey, look! Corn for lunch. Can you believe that?-]
** In another strip, the PointyHairedBoss decides to rent to firm's unused cubicles to the state - as cells for prisoners. Cue the criminal asking Dilbert what he's in for.
** In yet another, Dogbert converts the house to an upscale prison. Dilbert bitterly explains this to the asking prisoner, who concludes that he's the wrong guy to talk to during happy hour.
* In one ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip, Opus ends up in jail, and learns that his new cellmate is in for "strangling Oakland." And no, it's not a colorful sports metaphor. [[spoiler:[[DontExplainTheJoke It means he strangled each and every single person in Oakland.]]]]

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[[folder:Theater]]
* As alluded to in ''Madea Goes To Jail''. Well the explanatory section, Wade from ''ComicStrip/USAcres'' steps on a rake, sending him into a musical number, followed by a short trial sentencing him to [[LongerThanLifeSentence 9999 years in prison]]. Once there, two inmates brag about their crimes. When Wade sheepishly admits his, the other two pull on the bars, terrified of sharing a cell with such a psychopath.
** Similar to this, in a comic strip, two criminals are bragging about their crimes, when their third
titular character's cellmate says that he's in already knows why she's there.
* ''A Gulag Mouse''. Prushka the Mouse reveals she's serving ten years
for beating up Santa, causing the other two to cower in a corner.
telling an "anecdot" - anti-government joke.
* In an older ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' story, Dilbert was sent to jail after killing one of the company executives with an ear of corn. Mere seconds after he shares this with his cellmate...\\
[-'''Dilbert:''' Hey, look! Corn for lunch. Can you believe that?-]
** In another strip,
second ''[[{{Bottom}} Bottom Live]]'' stage show:
-->'''Eddie:''' That's Geoffrey Nasty,
the PointyHairedBoss decides to rent to firm's unused cubicles to the state - as cells for prisoners. Cue the criminal asking Dilbert what he's Psychopathic Penis-Remover.
-->'''Richie:''' Oh! What's he
in for.
** In yet another, Dogbert converts the house to an upscale prison. Dilbert bitterly explains this to the asking prisoner, who concludes that he's the wrong guy to talk to during happy hour.
* In one ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip, Opus ends up in jail, and learns that his new cellmate is in for "strangling Oakland." And no, it's not a colorful sports metaphor. [[spoiler:[[DontExplainTheJoke It means he strangled each and every single person in Oakland.]]]]
for?
-->'''Eddie:'''(exasperated) ''Removing penises!''



[[folder: Stand Up Comedy ]]
* Creator/BrianRegan discusses this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWKO6vSnyAQ in his bit about crimes]].
* Creator/ChrisRock tries to sound as tough as possible to the other inmates when he's in for "driving too slow". In another stand-up, a white-collar criminal says he's in for embezzling funds, and his fellow inmate replies that he's in for stealing 48 pairs of socks.
-->"My feet was feelin' ''good!"''
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[[folder: Theater ]]
* ''Madea Goes To Jail''. Well the titular character's cellmate already knows why she's there.
* ''A Gulag Mouse''. Prushka the Mouse reveals she's serving ten years for telling an "anecdot" - anti-government joke.
* In the second ''[[{{Bottom}} Bottom Live]]'' stage show:
-->'''Eddie:''' That's Geoffrey Nasty, the Psychopathic Penis-Remover.
-->'''Richie:''' Oh! What's he in for?
-->'''Eddie:'''(exasperated) ''Removing penises!''
[[/folder]]

[[folder: VideoGames]]

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[[folder: Stand Up Comedy ]]
* Creator/BrianRegan discusses this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWKO6vSnyAQ in his bit about crimes]].
* Creator/ChrisRock tries to sound as tough as possible to the other inmates when he's in for "driving too slow". In another stand-up, a white-collar criminal says he's in for embezzling funds, and his fellow inmate replies that he's in for stealing 48 pairs of socks.
-->"My feet was feelin' ''good!"''
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Theater ]]
* ''Madea Goes To Jail''. Well the titular character's cellmate already knows why she's there.
* ''A Gulag Mouse''. Prushka the Mouse reveals she's serving ten years for telling an "anecdot" - anti-government joke.
* In the second ''[[{{Bottom}} Bottom Live]]'' stage show:
-->'''Eddie:''' That's Geoffrey Nasty, the Psychopathic Penis-Remover.
-->'''Richie:''' Oh! What's he in for?
-->'''Eddie:'''(exasperated) ''Removing penises!''
[[/folder]]

[[folder: VideoGames]]
[[folder:Video Games]]



-->'''Gannayev:''' My crime? It is a serious one - you see, [[SoBeautifulItsACurse I am too handsome to look upon.]]

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-->'''Gannayev:''' My crime? It is a serious one - -- you see, [[SoBeautifulItsACurse I am too handsome to look upon.]]



'''Criminal C (matter-of-fact):''' [[HypocriticalHumor Manslaughter]].

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'''Criminal C (matter-of-fact):''' C:''' ''[matter-of-fact]'' [[HypocriticalHumor Manslaughter]].



* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' - Shepard can ask this of an [=NPC=] on the Purgatory PrisonShip. He casually explains that he killed a few people - only about twenty or so - and blew up "that one habitat". This is apparently small-time by Purgatory standards.

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' - ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'': Shepard can ask this of an [=NPC=] on the Purgatory PrisonShip. He casually explains that he killed a few people - only about twenty or so - -- and blew up "that one habitat". This is apparently small-time by Purgatory standards.



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* In [[http://dominic-deegan.com/view.php?date=2007-08-16 this]] ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' strip.
** And [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20040312 this]] ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'' strip.

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%%*
In [[http://dominic-deegan.com/view.php?date=2007-08-16 this]] ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan'' strip.
** %%* And [[http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20040312 this]] ''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'' strip.



* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXEb-jxqz1w the first episode]] of ''Doris & Mary-Anne Are Breaking Out Of Prison'' Doris asks Mary-Anne this, but since Mary-Anne [[TheSilentBob doesn't talk]] she doesn't get an answer.

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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXEb-jxqz1w the first episode]] of ''Doris & Mary-Anne Are Breaking Out Of Prison'' of Prison'', Doris asks Mary-Anne this, but since Mary-Anne [[TheSilentBob doesn't talk]] she doesn't get an answer.



-->'''Tattletale Strangler:''' (in prison) Well, at least I'm safe from that yellow idiot.
-->'''Patrick:''' (in the same cell as him) Hey, mac. (The Strangler faces him) What're you in for?
--> (Episode ends)

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-->'''Tattletale Strangler:''' (in prison) ''[in prison]'' Well, at least I'm safe from that yellow idiot.
-->'''Patrick:''' (in
idiot.\\
'''Patrick:''' ''[in
the same cell as him) him]'' Hey, mac. (The ''[the Strangler faces him) him]'' What're you in for?
--> (Episode ends)
for?\\
''[episode ends]''



-->'''First criminal:''' I've robbed 50 banks and 60 gas stations.
-->'''Second criminal:''' Yeah? well, I robbed 70 banks, see, and 90 gas stations. And I stole the Klopman Diamond. What are you in for?
-->'''Wade:''' Uh, I tore a tag off a pillow.
-->''(the criminals run for the bars and scream for help)''

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-->'''First criminal:''' I've robbed 50 banks and 60 gas stations.
-->'''Second
stations.\\
'''Second
criminal:''' Yeah? well, I robbed 70 banks, see, and 90 gas stations. And I stole the Klopman Diamond. What are you in for?
-->'''Wade:'''
for?\\
'''Wade:'''
Uh, I tore a tag off a pillow.
-->''(the
pillow.\\
''[the
criminals run for the bars and scream for help)''help]''



* One episode of ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' has the gang trying to get help from one of the people they've put away. Shaggy and Scooby, in their usual fashion, slink away to the cafeteria. One inmate asks them what they're in for, and Shaggy responds "The food!"

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* One episode of ''ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' has the gang trying to get help from one of the people they've put away. Shaggy and Scooby, in their usual fashion, slink away to the cafeteria. One inmate asks them what they're in for, and Shaggy responds "The food!"



* If you do get asked this in jail, it is generally advised to answer truthfully, since if you avoid answering you may be suspected of child molestation. And [[EvenEvilHasStandards then,]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown well...]]
** Although in most American prisons, it is generally considered more polite to phrase the question as "What are you accused of?"
*** While either is acceptable, one should never ask the question 'What did you do?" as it implies guilt.

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* If you do get asked this in jail, it is generally advised to answer truthfully, since if you avoid answering you may be suspected of child molestation. And [[EvenEvilHasStandards then,]] [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown well...]]
**
]] Although in most American prisons, it is generally considered more polite to phrase the question as "What are you accused of?"
***
of?" While either is acceptable, one should never ask the question 'What "What did you do?" as it implies guilt.
25th Jun '16 9:43:12 PM Materioptikon
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* In the season 2 finale of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', [[spoiler:After turning himself into the Galactic Federation so his family can return to Earth in peace, an inmate asks this quesion to Rick. He replies, in a defeated tone, "Everything."]]

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* In the season 2 finale of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', [[spoiler:After turning himself into the Galactic Federation so his family can return to Earth in peace, an inmate asks this quesion question to Rick. He replies, in a defeated tone, "Everything."]]
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