History PlayingWith / MakeTheDogTestify

8th Jan '16 9:57:51 AM TheUnsquished
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* '''Parodied''': The witness called to the stand is Mr. Stilton... [[BlessedAreTheCheesemakers A wedge of cheese]].

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* '''Parodied''': The witness called to the stand is Mr. Stilton... [[BlessedAreTheCheesemakers A wedge of cheese]].cheese.
27th Mar '14 4:56:07 PM Trogdor
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* '''Exploited''': "Tropey! Tell them I'm innocent, and I'll give you... a small piece of meat.

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* '''Exploited''': "Tropey! Tell them I'm innocent, and I'll give you... a ''a small piece of meat.meat!''" "DEAL!"
27th Mar '14 4:26:08 PM Trogdor
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* '''Lampshaded''':

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* '''Lampshaded''': "What's wrong with an animal testifying? Half the people convicted already act like animals."



* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???"Tropey! Tell them I'm innocent, and I'll give you... a small piece of meat.
9th Feb '14 11:57:50 AM VPhantom
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* '''Downplayed''': The witness in question is a talking parrot.

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* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
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The witness in question is a talking parrot.
9th Feb '14 11:55:41 AM LadyJafaria
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** A search dog was vital in the investigation, and a police officer presents the dog's findings.
22nd Aug '13 1:55:35 PM JoieDeCombat
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* '''Justified''':

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* '''Justified''':'''Justified''':



** Tropey is called up by a BunnyEarsLawyer who doesn't ''seem'' to know what he's doing, but actually ''does''.
* '''Inverted''':
** A human being (or in fantasy-type settings, perhaps one of the FairFolk) is called to testify.
** The lawyers and judge are animals, while the witnesses are all human.
* '''Subverted''': Bob is called to the witness stand, and brings Tropey up there with him.
* '''Double Subverted''': But Bob is an interpreter for Tropey.

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** Although Tropey is called up by cannot speak in a BunnyEarsLawyer who doesn't ''seem'' to know what he's doing, but actually ''does''.
traditional sense, the trial takes place in a fantasy or sci-fi setting in which there are reliable methods for confirming his "testimony," making Tropey a potentially valuable source of information and therefore a valid witness.
* '''Inverted''':
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'''Inverted''': A human being (or in fantasy-type settings, perhaps one of the FairFolk) is called to testify.
** The lawyers and judge are animals, while the witnesses are all human.
testify in a court of animals.
* '''Subverted''': Bob When the next witness is called and comes to the stand, it is a man accompanied by a dog, presented in such a way as to make it seem like the dog is the witness stand, and brings Tropey up there the man his handler - it's actually a blind man with him.
a seeing-eye dog.
* '''Double Subverted''': But Bob is an interpreter for Tropey.The seeing-eye dog ends up providing critical evidence or testimony.



* '''Lampshaded''': ???
* '''Invoked''': The case is getting desperate, and Bernie the Attorney's client is facing life in {{Prison}}.

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* '''Lampshaded''': ???
'''Lampshaded''':
* '''Invoked''': The case is getting desperate, and Bernie the Attorney's client is facing life in {{Prison}}.???



* '''Defied''': Bernie knows that no one would take a dog seriously, and that a dog cannot legally testify (even if it does talk), and so calls only relevant human witnesses or experts and hopes for the best.

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* '''Defied''': Bernie knows that no one would take a dog seriously, and that a dog cannot legally testify (even if it does talk), and so calls only relevant human witnesses or experts and hopes for the best.???
22nd Aug '13 1:44:10 PM JoieDeCombat
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* '''Lampshaded''': "I now call TropeyTheWonderDog as my next witness..."

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* '''Lampshaded''': "I now call TropeyTheWonderDog as my next witness..."???
25th Jan '13 7:19:43 PM VPhantom
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* '''Played Straight''': TropeyTheWonderDog is called to the witness stand to testify.

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* '''Played Straight''': '''Straight''': TropeyTheWonderDog is called to the witness stand to testify.



** The witness is a water cooler. When asked a question, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny a bubble comes up through the cooler]].

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** The witness is a water cooler. When asked a question, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny a bubble comes up through the cooler]].cooler.



* '''Justified''':
** Tropey is a TalkingAnimal or FunnyAnimal and therefore can speak.
** Tropey is called up by a BunnyEarsLawyer who doesn't ''seem'' to know what he's doing, but actually ''does''.



* '''Justified''':
** Tropey is a TalkingAnimal or FunnyAnimal and therefore can speak.
** Tropey is called up by a BunnyEarsLawyer who doesn't ''seem'' to know what he's doing, but actually ''does''.



* '''Double Subverted''': But Bob is an interpreter for Tropey.
* '''Deconstructed''': This wouldn't hold up in any RealLife courtroom, and is usually done when the lawyer is getting desperate.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** The lawyer has done his homework, and only calls up material witnesses. Since Tropey is a material witness, and [[FunnyAnimal able to speak and reason]], the lawyer is justified in calling him up to testify.
** See '"Defied'".
* '''Parodied''': The witness called to the stand is Mr. Stilton...[[BlessedAreTheCheesemakers a wedge of cheese]].
* '''Lampshaded''': "I now call TropeyTheWonderDog as my next witness..."

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* '''Double Subverted''': But Bob is an interpreter for Tropey.
* '''Deconstructed''': This wouldn't hold up in any RealLife courtroom, and is usually done when the lawyer is getting desperate.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** The lawyer has done his homework, and only calls up material witnesses. Since Tropey is a material witness, and [[FunnyAnimal able to speak and reason]], the lawyer is justified in calling him up to testify.
** See '"Defied'".
Tropey.
* '''Parodied''': The witness called to the stand is Mr. Stilton... [[BlessedAreTheCheesemakers a A wedge of cheese]].
* '''Lampshaded''': "I now call TropeyTheWonderDog as my next witness..."'''Zig Zagged''': ???



* '''Lampshaded''': "I now call TropeyTheWonderDog as my next witness..."



* '''Defied''': Bernie knows that no one would take a dog seriously, and that a dog cannot legally testify (even if it does talk), and so calls only relevant human witnesses or experts and hopes for the best.

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* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': Bernie knows that no one would take a dog seriously, and that a dog cannot legally testify (even if it does talk), and so calls only relevant human witnesses or experts and hopes for the best.



* '''Played For Laughs''': Almost always is.

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* '''Played For Laughs''': Almost always is.'''Deconstructed''': This wouldn't hold up in any RealLife courtroom, and is usually done when the lawyer is getting desperate.
* '''Reconstructed''': The lawyer has done his homework, and only calls up material witnesses. Since Tropey is a material witness, and [[FunnyAnimal able to speak and reason]], the lawyer is justified in calling him up to testify.



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20th Jun '12 9:06:46 PM FinalStarman
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* '''Exaggerated''': The witness in question is a goldfish in a bowl.

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
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The witness in question is a goldfish in a bowl.



* '''Inverted''': A human being (or in fantasy-type settings, perhaps one of the FairFolk) is called to testify.

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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A human being (or in fantasy-type settings, perhaps one of the FairFolk) is called to testify.



* '''Justified''': Tropey is a TalkingAnimal or FunnyAnimal and therefore can speak.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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Tropey is a TalkingAnimal or FunnyAnimal and therefore can speak.



* '''Reconstructed''': The lawyer has done his homework, and only calls up material witnesses. Since Tropey is a material witness, and [[FunnyAnimal able to speak and reason]], the lawyer is justified in calling him up to testify.
** Alternatively, see "Defied"

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* '''Reconstructed''': '''Reconstructed''':
**
The lawyer has done his homework, and only calls up material witnesses. Since Tropey is a material witness, and [[FunnyAnimal able to speak and reason]], the lawyer is justified in calling him up to testify.
** Alternatively, see "Defied"See '"Defied'".



* '''Played For Drama''': Bernie's client is losing the case badly, despite being innocent; calling up Tropey is a desperate last-ditch tactic to turn the trial around.

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* '''Played For Drama''': Bernie's client is losing the case badly, despite being innocent; calling up Tropey is a desperate last-ditch tactic to turn the trial around.around.
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1st May '12 10:34:31 AM MarsJenkar
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* '''Downplayed''': The witness in question is a talking parrot.
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