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6th Apr '16 12:27:16 AM JackG
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--->'''Reese:''' Doctor has [[CrazyPrepared everything she needs]] to erase Benton for good.\\

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--->'''Reese:''' Doctor has [[CrazyPrepared everything she needs]] needs to [[DisposingOfABody erase Benton for good.good]].\\


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** By Season 4 Detective Fusco, Team Machine's other FriendOnTheForce, has become GenreSavvy on the matter.
-->'''Fusco:''' Should I even ask?
-->'''Shaw:''' Really wanna know?
-->'''Fusco:''' Honestly? No.
19th Mar '16 2:49:22 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''TheBigBangTheory'', after Leonard's mother got drunk with Penny and kissed Sheldon, she apologises to Sheldon "about her behaviour" while Leonard is present. Leonard enquires about details, but his mother, Penny, and Sheldon all answer that he doesn't want to know.
* ''NorthernExposure'' -- In "The Russian Flu," Dr. Fleischman asks Marilyn what's in a foul-smelling (but effective) Native American flu remedy. Her reply: "You don't wanna know."

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* In one episode of ''TheBigBangTheory'', ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', after Leonard's mother got drunk with Penny and kissed Sheldon, she apologises to Sheldon "about her behaviour" while Leonard is present. Leonard enquires about details, but his mother, Penny, and Sheldon all answer that he doesn't want to know.
* ''NorthernExposure'' ''Series/NorthernExposure'' -- In "The Russian Flu," Dr. Fleischman asks Marilyn what's in a foul-smelling (but effective) Native American flu remedy. Her reply: "You don't wanna know."



* On the U.S. version of ''TheOffice'', Dwight issues Jim a demerit for tardiness, then explains his made-up, incredibly convoluted warning system for policing the office that, as Jim points out, logically ends with Dwight submitting a disciplinary review to his immediate superior (Jim himself, the Assistant Regional Manager). Jim responds by demanding the review be on his desk by the end of the day, or Dwight will be issued a "full dissadulation." What is that? "You don't want to know."

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* On the U.S. version of ''TheOffice'', ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', Dwight issues Jim a demerit for tardiness, then explains his made-up, incredibly convoluted warning system for policing the office that, as Jim points out, logically ends with Dwight submitting a disciplinary review to his immediate superior (Jim himself, the Assistant Regional Manager). Jim responds by demanding the review be on his desk by the end of the day, or Dwight will be issued a "full dissadulation." What is that? "You don't want to know."
9th Mar '16 1:37:50 PM Hossmeister
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* Used for comic effect in ''BlackBooks''. Manny says that something bad happens to him at 88 degrees, and Bernard wants to know what, but Manny keeps repeating, "You don't want to know." Bernard at first tells Manny to stop saying that, because he wants to know even more if he's told he doesn't. Then he switches tactics, saying that Manny doesn't know WHY Bernard wants to know. To which Manny replies, "Oh, why's that?" And Bernard has made his point.

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* Used for comic effect in ''BlackBooks''.''Series/BlackBooks''. Manny says that something bad happens to him at 88 degrees, and Bernard wants to know what, but Manny keeps repeating, "You don't want to know." Bernard at first tells Manny to stop saying that, because he wants to know even more if he's told he doesn't. Then he switches tactics, saying that Manny doesn't know WHY Bernard wants to know. To which Manny replies, "Oh, why's that?" And Bernard has made his point.
18th Jan '16 1:52:49 PM margdean56
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Some secret about Character A is mentioned, either by the character himself, or by somebody else. When queried, someone replies "You ''don't'' want to know. [[TakeOurWordForIt Just trust me on this]]." Or words to that effect. Whether ''we'' actually find out what it is varies - if we don't, it can turn into a NoodleIncident, and might be set up for one or more [[TheUnreveal un-reveals]]. The characters who ''do'' know will usually try to avoid talking about it. More often than not, this phrase can just end up as SchmuckBait.

In other cases, we do find out. If played for comedy, the secret will turn out to be relatively innocuous - or at least, not nearly as far-out as what the other characters - and probably the audience - have ''imagined'' it might be. If played for drama (as in horror movies) it'll turn out that the secret is, indeed, [[{{Squick}} quite bad]], and that the others would, in fact, have been better off not knowing. Either way, this may well end in someone frantically grabbing for the nearest container of BrainBleach.

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Some secret about Character A is mentioned, either by the character himself, or by somebody else. When queried, someone replies "You ''don't'' want to know. [[TakeOurWordForIt Just trust me on this]]." Or words to that effect. Whether ''we'' actually find out what it is varies - -- if we don't, it can turn into a NoodleIncident, and might be set up for one or more [[TheUnreveal un-reveals]]. The characters who ''do'' know will usually try to avoid talking about it. More often than not, this phrase can just end up as SchmuckBait.

In other cases, we do find out. If played for comedy, the secret will turn out to be relatively innocuous - or at least, not nearly as far-out as what the other characters - -- and probably the audience - -- have ''imagined'' it might be. If played for drama (as in horror movies) it'll turn out that the secret is, indeed, [[{{Squick}} quite bad]], and that the others would, in fact, have been better off not knowing. Either way, this may well end in someone frantically grabbing for the nearest container of BrainBleach.



If said by a {{mentor|s}}, it is likely to be an AwfulTruth. If they experience enough such events, leads to a character who has SeenItAll.

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If said by a {{mentor|s}}, it is likely to be an AwfulTruth. If they experience enough such events, leads it can lead to a character who has SeenItAll.
14th Jan '16 1:34:58 PM SilverDragon
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* In ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' the school gym teacher Jim is very closemouthed about his past. Why he often mentions his previous careers, he usuallys says "I'd rather not talk about it" when pressed about them. This catchphrase was actually the title of an episode where he was the central character. (In that episode, he actually ''does'' talk about it.)

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* In ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' the school gym teacher Jim is very closemouthed about his past. Why While he often mentions ''mentions'' his previous careers, he usuallys usually says "I'd rather not talk about it" when pressed about them. This catchphrase was actually the title of an episode where he was the central character. (In that episode, he actually ''does'' talk about it.)
14th Jan '16 1:29:04 PM SilverDragon
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** The modern Ankh-Morpork post office declares that neither sleet nor snow nor gloom of night shall stay these messengers about their business, with it's own "don't arsk us about" list. Mrs. Cake appears twice.

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** The modern Ankh-Morpork post office declares that neither sleet nor snow nor gloom of night shall stay these messengers about their business, with it's its own "don't arsk us about" list. Mrs. Cake appears twice.
12th Dec '15 5:33:56 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Wraith Squadron'' books of the XWingSeries, Imperial agent Gara Petothel caused the deaths of every member of Myn Donos's squadron, [[MyGreatestFailure which sent him into]] a HeroicBSOD. Later Gara Petothel [[TheMole joined his new squadron]] with plans to destroy this one as well, but she began to [[BecomingTheMask enjoy her life in the squadron as "Lara Nostil"]] [[HeelFaceTurn and decided to become a member for real]]. She and Donos started falling in love with each other, but she knew it could only end badly as she was only going to be able to hide [[AwfulTruth the secret]] for so long.

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* In the ''Wraith Squadron'' books of the XWingSeries, Literature/XWingSeries, Imperial agent Gara Petothel caused the deaths of every member of Myn Donos's squadron, [[MyGreatestFailure which sent him into]] a HeroicBSOD. Later Gara Petothel [[TheMole joined his new squadron]] with plans to destroy this one as well, but she began to [[BecomingTheMask enjoy her life in the squadron as "Lara Nostil"]] [[HeelFaceTurn and decided to become a member for real]]. She and Donos started falling in love with each other, but she knew it could only end badly as she was only going to be able to hide [[AwfulTruth the secret]] for so long.



** In ''Starfighters of Adumar,'' a later entry in the ''XWingSeries'', Wedge's young guide falls for him and starts acting strangely.

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** In ''Starfighters of Adumar,'' a later entry in the ''XWingSeries'', ''Literature/XWingSeries'', Wedge's young guide falls for him and starts acting strangely.
13th Nov '15 8:53:53 AM FF32
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* In an episode of ''{{Blackadder}} the Third'', a French torturer tells the soldier guarding Blackadder and Baldrick that he should leave, since what she is going to do will be so horrifying. He states his belief that he can stomach it, to the hag's increasingly frantic protests, until he asks for a description. She whispers to him, and he runs off about to vomit.

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* In an episode of ''{{Blackadder}} ''Series/{{Blackadder}} the Third'', a French torturer tells the soldier guarding Blackadder and Baldrick that he should leave, since what she is going to do will be so horrifying. He states his belief that he can stomach it, to the hag's increasingly frantic protests, until he asks for a description. She whispers to him, and he runs off about to vomit.
11th Nov '15 7:45:12 AM Isolder74
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* ''Series/RedDwarf'': Lister opens a secure door and doesn't want Kryten to see how: "Trust me, you don't want to know!". Kryten doesn't look, but being a robot, he correctly guesses the logical answer: Lister [[BorrowedBiometricBypass used a severed hand]] from one of the dead crew on the palm print reader.

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'': Lister opens a secure door and doesn't want Kryten to see how: "Trust me, you don't want to know!". Kryten doesn't look, but being a robot, he correctly guesses the logical answer: Lister [[BorrowedBiometricBypass used a severed hand]] from one of the dead crew on the palm print reader. What makes Kryten's realization worse is he knows Lister is using the severed hand of his(Lister) own alternate self.
10th Nov '15 3:32:56 AM ClatoLawa
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* ''Series/CopsLAC'' has a scene where a woman tells the police she thinks she's found a bomb in her house, in her daughter's chest of drawers. Graham immediately identifies the vibrating noise, much to the woman's shock.
-->'''Daniel''': How did you know it was a vibrator making that noise?
-->'''Graham''': Don't ask questions you really don't want answered.
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