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9th May '16 10:11:14 AM Kid
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Zuko frequently hears this from his uncle- "Of all the foolish things you've done in your sixteen years, Prince Zuko, this is the most foolish!", "You never think these things through!" In response to short-sighted things such as when he went through a great deal of life-threatening dangers to get the Avatar and would have died if Aang's friends hadn't come and decided to SaveTheVillain.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Zuko frequently hears this from his uncle- uncle: "Of all the foolish things you've done in your sixteen years, Prince Zuko, this is the most foolish!", "You never think these things through!" In response to short-sighted things such as when he went through a great deal of life-threatening dangers to get the Avatar and would have died if Aang's friends hadn't come and decided to SaveTheVillain.
4th Feb '16 11:22:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheGoonies''. Stef barks this at Andi when she hits the wrong notes on the musical lock, causing part of the floor to collapse.
-->'''Stef:''' What were you thinking?\\
'''Andi:''' I hit the wrong note! I'm not Liberace you know!
* ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'': Dominic Toretto asks this of Jesse after he races Johnny Tran for pink slips.
* The captain asks ''Film/CoolHandLuke'' what he thought defacing parking meters would get him. Luke replies that, [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy being drunk at the time, he probably wasn't thinking.]]

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* ''Film/TheGoonies''. Stef barks this at Andi when she hits the wrong notes on the musical lock, causing part of the floor to collapse.
-->'''Stef:''' What were you thinking?\\
'''Andi:''' I hit the wrong note! I'm not Liberace you know!
* ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'': Dominic Toretto asks this of Jesse after he races Johnny Tran for pink slips.
* The captain asks ''Film/CoolHandLuke'' what he thought defacing parking meters would get him. Luke replies that, [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy being drunk at the time, he probably wasn't thinking.]]
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* In the feature film adaptation of Shane Acker's ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Nine}} 9]]'', 7 asks 9 this [[spoiler:after 9 put the talisman into the machine, causing it to wake up and kill 2.]]
* In ''[[Film/OhGod Oh God! You Devil]]'', when Bobby literally finds God near the end of the film, the Almighty agrees to help him out of the predicament he's in, but not without giving Bobby a (for God) gentle rebuke.
-->'''God:''' "You made a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with the Devil]]. How dumb could you be?"
* Reverend Mother asks it word for word in ''Film/SisterAct'' in response to Deloris/Mary Clarence turning the choir into a girl group act.

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* In the feature film adaptation of Shane Acker's ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Nine}} 9]]'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}'', 7 asks 9 this [[spoiler:after 9 put the talisman into the machine, causing it to wake up and kill 2.]]
* In ''[[Film/OhGod Oh God! You Devil]]'', when Bobby literally finds God near the end of the film, the Almighty agrees to help him out of the predicament he's in, but not without giving Bobby a (for God) gentle rebuke.
-->'''God:''' "You made a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with the Devil]]. How dumb could you be?"
* Reverend Mother asks it word for word in ''Film/SisterAct'' in response to Deloris/Mary Clarence turning the choir into a girl group act.
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* ''Film/TheGoonies''. Stef barks this at Andi when she hits the wrong notes on the musical lock, causing part of the floor to collapse.
-->'''Stef:''' What were you thinking?\\
'''Andi:''' I hit the wrong note! I'm not Liberace you know!
* ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'': Dominic Toretto asks this of Jesse after he races Johnny Tran for pink slips.
* The captain asks ''Film/CoolHandLuke'' what he thought defacing parking meters would get him. Luke replies that, [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy being drunk at the time, he probably wasn't thinking.]]
* In ''[[Film/OhGod Oh God! You Devil]]'', when Bobby literally finds God near the end of the film, the Almighty agrees to help him out of the predicament he's in, but not without giving Bobby a (for God) gentle rebuke.
-->'''God:''' "You made a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with the Devil]]. How dumb could you be?"
* Reverend Mother asks it word for word in ''Film/SisterAct'' in response to Deloris/Mary Clarence turning the choir into a girl group act.
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25th Dec '15 6:39:20 PM FF32
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* Lance Vance says this in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'' after a lackey's failed attempt to blow up a coffee shop leaves behind a veritable OrgyOfEvidence.
16th Oct '15 3:44:44 PM bt8257
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Popular answers include "[[IdiotBall I wasn't]]!", "[[IndyPloy I don't know]]!", "ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime!", and "IDidWhatIHadToDo." If someone answers "ForScience!" it's a good bet that he's a lost cause.

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Popular answers include "[[IdiotBall I wasn't]]!", "[[IndyPloy I don't know]]!", "ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime!", and "IDidWhatIHadToDo." If someone answers "ForScience!" "ForScience" it's a good bet that he's a lost cause.
22nd Aug '15 4:31:47 PM nombretomado
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* Yuna Roma Seiran gets this from the ORB military officers in ''Anime/GundamSEEDDestiny'', for hiding war criminal Lord Djibril in ORB and denying it, then acting all surprised when ZAFT sees through his obvious lies and invades in full force. Apparently, he thought that since ORB had successfully hidden [[CoolShip the Archangel]] from them two years ago, but not even in anime do politics bend to the RuleOfCool...

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* Yuna Roma Seiran gets this from the ORB military officers in ''Anime/GundamSEEDDestiny'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', for hiding war criminal Lord Djibril in ORB and denying it, then acting all surprised when ZAFT sees through his obvious lies and invades in full force. Apparently, he thought that since ORB had successfully hidden [[CoolShip the Archangel]] from them two years ago, but not even in anime do politics bend to the RuleOfCool...
24th Mar '15 11:34:17 PM merotoker
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* Pops up in ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' on occasion, such as Joel to Crow for letting [[EvilTwin Timmy]] on board, or (much later) Crow to Mike after he's [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds just blown us his third planet]].

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* Pops up in ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' on occasion, such as Joel to Crow for letting [[EvilTwin Timmy]] on board, or (much later) Crow to Mike after he's [[MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds just blown us his third planet]].



'''Apu:''' Oh, you have got to be kidding sir. First you think of an idea that has already been done. Then you give it [[FailOSuckyname a title that nobody could possibly like]]. Didn't you think this through... (timeskip fade) ... it was on the bestseller list for eighteen months! Every magazine cover had... (timeskip fade) ... one of the most popular movies of all time, sir! ''What were you thinking?!'' (pause) I mean, thank you, come again.

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'''Apu:''' Oh, you have got to be kidding sir. First you think of an idea that has already been done. Then you give it [[FailOSuckyname [[AtrociousAlias a title that nobody could possibly like]]. Didn't you think this through... (timeskip fade) ... it was on the bestseller list for eighteen months! Every magazine cover had... (timeskip fade) ... one of the most popular movies of all time, sir! ''What were you thinking?!'' (pause) I mean, thank you, come again.again.
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS12E6TheComputerWoreMenaceShoes The Computer Wore Menace Shoes]]" Homer's stories land him on an island. An anti-escape orb tries to stop him from leaving but Homer simply pops it with a fork.
--->'''Number 2''': Why did you think a big balloon would stop people?\\
'''Scientist''': Shut up! That's why!
2nd Jan '15 2:14:09 PM ScrewySqrl
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2nd Jan '15 2:13:48 PM ScrewySqrl
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* A tatoo-removal parlor in Denver plays with this trope. Its named ''What Were You Inking?''
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28th Dec '14 7:33:46 PM MarchVee
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* Zoe Heller's novel ''NotesOnAScandal'' (later made into a film of the same name) was released under the (patently absurd, given the novel's tone) title of ''What Was She Thinking? Notes On a Scandal'' in the US.

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* Zoe Heller's novel ''NotesOnAScandal'' (later made into a film [[Film/NotesOnAScandal film]] of the same name) was released under the (patently absurd, given the novel's tone) title of ''What Was She Thinking? Notes On a Scandal'' in the US.
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