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19th May '16 6:43:13 AM WillBGood
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* ''WesternAnimation/TexAveryMGMCartoons'': In one Droopy cartoon that's a take-off of "The Three Little Pigs", Droopy is watching television with his two brothers in one scene; the Wolf tries to suck them up with a giant straw, only to grab the televison instead (and end up with it lodged in his stomach). Two scenes later, Droopy and his brothers are watching television again, and Droopy looks at the camera and says, "Now don't ask how we got the TV back..."

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* ''WesternAnimation/TexAveryMGMCartoons'': WesternAnimation/TexAveryMGMCartoons: In one the Droopy cartoon that's a take-off of "The ''The Three Little Pigs", Pups'', Droopy is watching television with his two brothers in one scene; the Wolf tries to suck them up with a giant straw, only to grab the televison instead (and end up with it lodged in his stomach). Two scenes later, Droopy and his brothers are watching television again, and Droopy looks at the camera and says, "Now don't ask how we got the TV back..."
19th May '16 6:42:42 AM WillBGood
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* ''WesternAnimation/TexAveryMGMCartoons'': In one Droopy cartoon that's a take-off of "The Three Little Pigs", Droopy is watching television with his two brothers in one scene; Zeke Wolf tries to grab them with a vacuum cleaner, only to grab the televison instead (and end up with it lodged in his stomach). Two scenes later, Droopy and his brothers are watching television again, and Droopy looks at the camera and says, "Now don't ask how we got the TV back..."

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* ''WesternAnimation/TexAveryMGMCartoons'': In one Droopy cartoon that's a take-off of "The Three Little Pigs", Droopy is watching television with his two brothers in one scene; Zeke the Wolf tries to grab suck them up with a vacuum cleaner, giant straw, only to grab the televison instead (and end up with it lodged in his stomach). Two scenes later, Droopy and his brothers are watching television again, and Droopy looks at the camera and says, "Now don't ask how we got the TV back..."
18th May '16 1:57:47 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* When a couple (Bob and June Wheeler, Bob played by Brent Spiner) came into ''NightCourt'' who were well known for their outlandish bad luck ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrLvtoKZfxY the squad car they were arrested in got hit by a bolt of lightning]]) mention that their granny died, Harry, Dan, and Christine give each other looks before Christine bursts out "Oh what the Hell ''someone'' has to ask! How did she die?" They reply that she died peacefully while sleeping... on the railroad tracks.

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* When a couple (Bob and June Wheeler, Bob played by Brent Spiner) came into ''NightCourt'' ''Series/NightCourt'' who were well known for their outlandish bad luck ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrLvtoKZfxY the squad car they were arrested in got hit by a bolt of lightning]]) mention that their granny died, Harry, Dan, and Christine give each other looks before Christine bursts out "Oh what the Hell ''someone'' has to ask! How did she die?" They reply that she died peacefully while sleeping... on the railroad tracks.
17th May '16 4:34:18 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''TalesOfMonkeyIsland'': In Chapter 3:

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* ''TalesOfMonkeyIsland'': ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'': In Chapter 3:
3rd May '16 9:21:24 AM Anicomicgeek
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* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTeenTitans'', Batman asks Cyborg where the food he eats goes if he doesn't have a stomach. Cyborg almost literally replied the trope name ("You don't wanna know.").
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.)
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