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26th Jan '18 11:41:36 AM digiman619
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** This kind of becomes their thing in later movies. In ''Film/ChasingAmy'', Silent Bob despite [[TheSilentBob only speaking two sentences]] [[Film/{{Clerks}} in as]] [[Film/{{Mallrats}} many films]] gives a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Holden, and Jay has the idea to confront the bishop in ''Film/{{Dogma}}''. This is then wonderfully [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in ''Film/ClerksII'', as when Dante looks to him for advice, he's got nothing and it's [[TheSlacker Randall]] who has the great idea.

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** This kind of becomes their thing in later movies. In ''Film/ChasingAmy'', Silent Bob despite [[TheSilentBob only speaking two sentences]] [[Film/{{Clerks}} in as]] [[Film/{{Mallrats}} many films]] gives a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Holden, and Jay has the idea to confront the bishop in ''Film/{{Dogma}}''. This is then wonderfully [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in ''Film/ClerksII'', as when Dante looks to him Bob for advice, he's got nothing and it's [[TheSlacker Randall]] who has the great idea.
26th Jan '18 11:40:03 AM digiman619
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** This kind of becomes their thing in later movies. In ''Film/ChasingAmy'', Silent Bob despite [[TheSilentBob only speaking two sentences]] [[Film/{{Clerks}} in as]] [[Film/{{Mallrats}} many films]] gives a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Holden, and Jay has the idea to confront the bishop in ''Film/{{Dogma}}''. This is then wonderfully [[SuvertedTrope subverted]] in ''Film/ClerksII'', as when Dante looks to him for advice, he's got nothing and it's [[TheSlacker Randall]] who has the great idea.

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** This kind of becomes their thing in later movies. In ''Film/ChasingAmy'', Silent Bob despite [[TheSilentBob only speaking two sentences]] [[Film/{{Clerks}} in as]] [[Film/{{Mallrats}} many films]] gives a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Holden, and Jay has the idea to confront the bishop in ''Film/{{Dogma}}''. This is then wonderfully [[SuvertedTrope [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in ''Film/ClerksII'', as when Dante looks to him for advice, he's got nothing and it's [[TheSlacker Randall]] who has the great idea.
26th Jan '18 11:39:29 AM digiman619
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** This kind of becomes their thing in later movies. In ''Film/ChasingAmy'', Silent Bob despite [[TheSilentBob only speaking two sentences]] [[Film/{{Clerks}} in as]] [[Film/{{Mallrats}} many films]] gives a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Holden, and Jay has the idea to confront the bishop in ''Film/{{Dogma}}''. This is then wonderfully [[SuvertedTrope subverted]] in ''Film/ClerksII'', as when Dante looks to him for advice, he's got nothing and it's [[TheSlacker Randall]] who has the great idea.
16th Jan '18 2:42:50 AM Cryoclaste
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* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'', at the end of the legendary questline, as Wrathion is furious over [[spoiler:Varian ending hostilities with the Horde rather than utterly destroying them after Garrosh's defeat]], Tong, who has remained silent until this point, calls him out, saying that [[spoiler:the Alliance and the Horde may be enemies, but they grow stronger because of each other, just like the mantid and the pandaren did]]. Wrathion says that Tong is "just a waiter," and leaves in a huff, though.

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* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', at the end of the legendary questline, as Wrathion is furious over [[spoiler:Varian ending hostilities with the Horde rather than utterly destroying them after Garrosh's defeat]], Tong, who has remained silent until this point, calls him out, saying that [[spoiler:the Alliance and the Horde may be enemies, but they grow stronger because of each other, just like the mantid and the pandaren did]]. Wrathion says that Tong is "just a waiter," and leaves in a huff, though.
28th Dec '17 8:04:12 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Bronn in the show often presents a more down-to-earth, pragmatic look at fighting and soldiering and mocks the high lords and great knights for their limited and blinkered view. This counts greater in the show on account of it emphasizing CombatPragmatist and HollywoodTactics more often than the books, where much of Bronn's "wisdom" and advice is already ''known'' to the likes of Tyrion, Jaime and others.
26th Nov '17 7:47:48 PM FuzzyBoots
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* In ''Theatre/YesVirginiaTheMusical'', Scraggly Santa is responsible for both pointing Virginia in the right direction in her quest to prove Santa Claus is real, but also plants the seeds for Frank Church to give her a positive answer in the interest of inspiring.
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9th Nov '17 7:58:40 AM RedScharlach
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* When Brendan Fraiser gets incarcerated in the remake of ''Film/Bedazzled2000'', his cellmate gives him some advice which ultimately saves his soul. [[spoiler:Ever-so-slighty justified because said inmate is actually [[DivineRaceLift God]].]]

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* When Brendan Fraiser Fraser gets incarcerated in the remake of ''Film/Bedazzled2000'', his cellmate gives him some advice which ultimately saves his soul. [[spoiler:Ever-so-slighty [[spoiler:Ever-so-slightly justified because said inmate is actually [[DivineRaceLift God]].]]



* After the heroes figure out that selenium is the weakness of the alien menace in the film ''Film/{{Evolution}}'' (through [[SolveTheSoupCans a completely arbitrary deductive method]]) they wonder just where they're going to get enough selenium to save the day. It's the comic relief idiots that reveal the answer (selenium is the active ingredient in [[ProductPlacement Head & Shoulders shampoo]]). When asked by their disbelieving biology professor how they knew ''that'' when their final coursework essay was entitled, "Cells Are Bad", they point out how silky and dandruff-free their hair is.

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* After the heroes figure out that selenium is the weakness of the alien menace in the film ''Film/{{Evolution}}'' (through [[SolveTheSoupCans a completely arbitrary deductive method]]) method]]), they wonder just where they're going to get enough selenium to save the day. It's the comic relief idiots that who reveal the answer (selenium is the active ingredient in [[ProductPlacement Head & Shoulders shampoo]]). When asked by their disbelieving biology professor how they knew ''that'' when their final coursework essay was entitled, "Cells Are Bad", they point out how silky and dandruff-free their hair is.



* A RunningGag on ''The Armstrong and Miller Show'' features a Northern window cleaner expounding at some length on, eg. the crisis in the Middle East and presenting a plausible solution - "but what do I know?"

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* A RunningGag on ''The Armstrong and Miller Show'' features a Northern window cleaner expounding at some length on, eg. for example, the crisis in the Middle East and presenting a plausible solution - "but what do I know?"



** Then again, not necessarily so suprising, considering he has [[WorldOfCardboardSpeech "seen the fall of empires and the murder of millions"]], [[http://www.misfile.com/?date=2008-05-08 as suggested here]]. Problem is, he's still a lazy bum.

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** Then again, not necessarily so suprising, surprising, considering he has [[WorldOfCardboardSpeech "seen the fall of empires and the murder of millions"]], [[http://www.misfile.com/?date=2008-05-08 as suggested here]]. Problem is, he's still a lazy bum.
31st Oct '17 4:31:17 PM AdamC
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* Kimblee from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' gives Roy and crew a nice little lecture during the Ishvalan war on accepting the fact that as a soldier, you are killing people, and there's no way around it, so [[TheDeadHaveNames you'd better remember their faces;]] [[DueToTheDead they'll never forget yours.]] [[JerkassHasAPoint He has a point.]] He brings up a lot of good points on philosophy and morality, and the nature of duty, respect, and personal integrity. None of this changes the fact that he's a psychopath that LovesTheSoundOfScreaming.
8th Oct '17 12:26:33 PM LordKaarvani
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* Bourbon in ''VideoGame/Metro2033'' is more crooked than a dog's hind leg and deals with every shady character of the setting, but every single bit of advice about how to deal with the environment he gives you is legit.
30th May '17 7:07:38 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/TwentyFourHourPartyPeople'', Tony Wilson gets a pep-talk from [[Creator/ChristopherEccleston a bum on the street]] who claims to be the philosopher Boethius. Tony later repeats this quote word for word during a broadcast of ''WheelOfFortune'' he's hosting, and the director of the episode (played by [[TheCameo the real Tony Wilson]]) promptly instructs the editor to cut around that tedious bullshit.

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* In ''Film/TwentyFourHourPartyPeople'', Tony Wilson gets a pep-talk from [[Creator/ChristopherEccleston a bum on the street]] who claims to be the philosopher Boethius. Tony later repeats this quote word for word during a broadcast of ''WheelOfFortune'' ''Series/WheelOfFortune'' he's hosting, and the director of the episode (played by [[TheCameo the real Tony Wilson]]) promptly instructs the editor to cut around that tedious bullshit.
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