History Quotes / MrExposition

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->'''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}:''' He was there for me from the day I reached Earth, you know...\\
'''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}:''' Everybody knows this story.
-->-- ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl''
8th May '16 4:15:05 AM Hanz
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-->-- ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''
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->'''Stan''': Just one thing, Creator/MorganFreeman. How come anything convoluted needs explaining, you show up?
->'''Morgan Freeman''': Because every time I show up and explain something, I earn a freckle.
14th Nov '15 5:52:24 PM hamonrye
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14th Nov '15 5:51:42 PM hamonrye
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->Tony has all the exposition, which is always the hardest part of doing any script... It's like in a theatre piece: actors really hate having to deliver exposition. It's called 'heavy lifting', and that's his job. Spike's a badass, because ''he'' said so. Tony does that great.
-->--'''Creator/JamesMarsters''' [[http://www.jamesdb.com/index.php?c=3&s=23&q=972#972 on]] Creator/AnthonyHead
----
->''"[[TheComicallySerious A sense of humor is not my forte]]\\
A sense of purpose is all-important\\
I'm the man with the answer"''
-->--'''Telex''', "The Man With the Answer"

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->Tony has all the exposition, which is always the hardest part of doing any script... It's like in a theatre piece: actors really hate having to deliver exposition. It's called 'heavy lifting', [[AC:Anime and that's his job. Spike's a badass, because ''he'' said so. Tony does that great.
-->--'''Creator/JamesMarsters''' [[http://www.jamesdb.com/index.php?c=3&s=23&q=972#972 on]] Creator/AnthonyHead
----
->''"[[TheComicallySerious A sense of humor is not my forte]]\\
A sense of purpose is all-important\\
I'm the man with the answer"''
-->--'''Telex''', "The Man With the Answer"
Manga]]

->'''Fakir:''' What do you know?\\
'''Autor:''' Everything you want to know.
-->-- ''Anime/PrincessTutu''

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->'''Sam:''' Oh, my guess is, he'll take the Trans-Canada Highway to New Brunswick, then maybe catch the 1 and take the scenic route along the coast of Maine. 95 through New Hampshire to the Mass Pike, and then cut over to the Merritt Parkway round Milford.\\
'''Toby:''' ''([[{{beat}} pregnant pause]])'' Something really kinda ''freakish'' about you, you know that?\\
'''Sam:''' Yeah.
-->--''Series/TheWestWing'', "Celestial Navigation"

->'''Hathaway''': I wouldn't read too much into the absence of a 'Goodbye Cruel World', sir. Statistically, the instances of suicide notes in Graham's demographic is in the 12-to-20% range.\\
'''Lewis''': Where do you ''get'' this stuff?\\
'''Hathaway''': [[AskAStupidQuestion The back of cereal boxes.]]\\
'''Lewis:''' Some days, I'm grateful you're on ''our'' side.
-->--''{{Series/Lewis}}''

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->'''Sam:''' Oh, my guess is, he'll take the Trans-Canada Highway to New Brunswick, then maybe catch the 1 and take the scenic route along the coast of Maine. 95 through New Hampshire to the Mass Pike, and then cut over to the Merritt Parkway round Milford.\\
'''Toby:''' ''([[{{beat}} pregnant pause]])'' Something
->'''Carol:''' Do you really kinda ''freakish'' about you, you know that?\\
'''Sam:''' Yeah.
-->--''Series/TheWestWing'', "Celestial Navigation"

->'''Hathaway''': I wouldn't read too much into the absence of a 'Goodbye Cruel World', sir. Statistically, the instances of suicide notes in Graham's demographic is in the 12-to-20% range.\\
'''Lewis''': Where do you ''get'' this stuff?\\
'''Hathaway''': [[AskAStupidQuestion The back of cereal boxes.]]\\
'''Lewis:''' Some days, I'm grateful you're on ''our'' side.
-->--''{{Series/Lewis}}''
think these atomic weapons could [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever change Bill back]]?\\
'''General:''' You like to talk, Doc. You tell her!
-->-- ''[[Film/{{Matinee}} MANT!]]''



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->'''Hermione:''' Aren't you two ever going to read "Hogwarts: A History"?\\
'''Ron:''' [[LampshadeHanging What's the point?]] You know it by heart, we can just ask you.
-->- ''Literature/HarryPotter''

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->You're like a textbook with arms.
-->-- ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' on Giles.



->''The year, blah blah blah. The place, blah blah blah.''
-->--'''Father Time''', ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}} Histeria!]]''

->'''Shredder:''' Only mutants are immune to the Mesmerizer's beam; humans like myself can't be near it when they set it off!\\
'''Krang:''' You don't have to explain it to me; '''''I''''' invented it, remember?\\
'''Shredder:''' I wasn't explaining it to you! ''([[BreakingTheFourthWall points at the camera]])'' I was explaining it to ''[[NoFourthWall them]].''
-->--''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'', "Super-Rocksteady and Mighty-Bebop"

->Thank you, [[TropeNamer Mr. Exposition]].
-->-- '''Slappy Squirrel''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''

->You're like a textbook with arms.
-->-- Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}} on Giles.

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->''The year, blah blah blah. The place, blah blah blah.''
-->--'''Father Time''', ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}} Histeria!]]''

->'''Shredder:''' Only mutants are immune to the Mesmerizer's beam; humans like myself can't be near it when they set it off!\\
'''Krang:''' You don't have to explain it to me; '''''I''''' invented it, remember?\\
'''Shredder:''' I wasn't explaining it to you! ''([[BreakingTheFourthWall points at the camera]])'' I was explaining it to ''[[NoFourthWall them]].''
-->--''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'', "Super-Rocksteady and Mighty-Bebop"

->Thank you, [[TropeNamer Mr. Exposition]].
->"Meandering exposition is kind of my thing."
-->-- '''Slappy Squirrel''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''

->You're like
'''Finch''', ''Series/PersonOfInterest''

->'''Sam:''' Oh, my guess is, he'll take the Trans-Canada Highway to New Brunswick, then maybe catch the 1 and take the scenic route along the coast of Maine. 95 through New Hampshire to the Mass Pike, and then cut over to the Merritt Parkway round Milford.\\
'''Toby:''' ''([[{{beat}} pregnant pause]])'' Something really kinda ''freakish'' about you, you know that?\\
'''Sam:''' Yeah.
-->--''Series/TheWestWing'', "Celestial Navigation"

->'''Hathaway''': I wouldn't read too much into the absence of
a textbook 'Goodbye Cruel World', sir. Statistically, the instances of suicide notes in Graham's demographic is in the 12-to-20% range.\\
'''Lewis''': Where do you ''get'' this stuff?\\
'''Hathaway''': [[AskAStupidQuestion The back of cereal boxes.]]\\
'''Lewis:''' Some days, I'm grateful you're on ''our'' side.
-->--''{{Series/Lewis}}''

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->''"[[TheComicallySerious A sense of humor is not my forte]]\\
A sense of purpose is all-important\\
I'm the man
with arms.
-->-- Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}} on Giles.
the answer"''
-->--'''Telex''', "The Man With the Answer"

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->'''Hermione:''' Honestly, am I the only person who's ever bothered to read "Hogwarts: A History"?\\
'''Ron:''' Probably. Why?
-->-- ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''

->'''Hermione:''' [[RunningGag Aren't you two ever going to read "Hogwarts: A History"?]]\\
'''Ron:''' [[LampshadeHanging What's the point?]] You know it by heart, we can just ask you.
-->- ''Literature/HarryPotter''

->'''Interviewer:''' Will Harry and Ron ever read “Hogwarts, a History”?\\
'''Creator/JKRowling:''' Never. [Laughter.] It’s a gift to me, because all my exposition can be dressed up as, “When are you going to read it?” So Hermione fills in the reader as well, so I could never let them read it.

->'''Carol:''' Do you really think these atomic weapons could [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever change Bill back]]?\\
'''General:''' You like to talk, Doc. You tell her!
-->-- ''[[Film/{{Matinee}} MANT!]]''

->'''Fakir:''' What do you know?\\
'''Autor:''' Everything you want to know.
-->-- ''Anime/PrincessTutu''

->'''Lisa:''' Dad! The flash must have scrambled their circuits!\\
'''Homer:''' What are ''you'', the narrator?
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

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->'''Hermione:''' Honestly, am I [[AC:Web Animation]]

->Every actor to have played
the Doctor eventually hits the episode where they go on complete autopilot. Capaldi deftly avoided it in [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS35E3UnderTheLake}} Under the Lake]]/[[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS35E4BeforeTheFlood}} Before the Flood]], where it would have been easy, but here, forced to do the same sort of filler dialogue only person who's ever bothered to read "Hogwarts: A History"?\\
'''Ron:''' Probably. Why?
-->-- ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''

->'''Hermione:''' [[RunningGag Aren't you two ever going to read "Hogwarts: A History"?]]\\
'''Ron:''' [[LampshadeHanging What's
with the point?]] You know added constraint of having to stare down a camera lens for most of it he finally finds himself defeated by heart, we can a script...by the time he has to wistfully quote Macbeth and then deliver an urgent moral lecture on the importance of sleep he has visibly just ask you.
-->- ''Literature/HarryPotter''

->'''Interviewer:''' Will Harry and Ron ever read “Hogwarts, a History”?\\
'''Creator/JKRowling:''' Never. [Laughter.] It’s a gift to me, because all my exposition can be dressed
given up as, “When are you going to read it?” So Hermione fills in the reader as well, so I could never let them read it.

->'''Carol:''' Do you really think these atomic weapons could [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever change Bill back]]?\\
'''General:''' You like to talk, Doc. You tell her!
-->-- ''[[Film/{{Matinee}} MANT!]]''

->'''Fakir:''' What do you know?\\
'''Autor:''' Everything you want to know.
-->-- ''Anime/PrincessTutu''

->'''Lisa:''' Dad! The flash must have scrambled their circuits!\\
'''Homer:''' What are ''you'', the narrator?
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
caring about anything but what’s for lunch.
-->--'''Phil Sandifer''' on ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS35E9SleepNoMore}} "Sleep No More"]]

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->"Meandering exposition is kind of my thing."
-->-- '''Finch''', ''Series/PersonOfInterest''

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->"Meandering [[AC:Western Animation]]

->''The year, blah blah blah. The place, blah blah blah.''
-->--'''Father Time''', ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}} Histeria!]]''

->'''Lisa:''' Dad! The flash must have scrambled their circuits!\\
'''Homer:''' What are ''you'', the narrator?
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

->'''Shredder:''' Only mutants are immune to the Mesmerizer's beam; humans like myself can't be near it when they set it off!\\
'''Krang:''' You don't have to explain it to me; '''''I''''' invented it, remember?\\
'''Shredder:''' I wasn't explaining it to you! ''([[BreakingTheFourthWall points at the camera]])'' I was explaining it to ''[[NoFourthWall them]].''
-->--''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'', "Super-Rocksteady and Mighty-Bebop"

->Thank you, [[TropeNamer Mr. Exposition]].
-->-- '''Slappy Squirrel''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''

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->Tony has all the exposition, which is always the hardest part of doing any script... It's like in a theatre piece: actors really hate having to deliver exposition. It's called 'heavy lifting', and that's his job. Spike's a badass, because ''he'' said so. Tony does that great.
-->--'''Creator/JamesMarsters''' [[http://www.jamesdb.com/index.php?c=3&s=23&q=972#972 on]] Creator/AnthonyHead

->'''Interviewer:''' Will Harry and Ron ever read “Hogwarts, a History”?\\
'''Creator/JKRowling:''' Never. [Laughter.] It’s a gift to me, because all my
exposition is kind of my thing."
-->-- '''Finch''', ''Series/PersonOfInterest''
can be dressed up as, “When are you going to read it?” So Hermione fills in the reader as well, so I could never let them read it.
15th Aug '15 7:24:13 AM Odon
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->"Meandering exposition is kind of my thing."
-->-- '''Finch''', ''Series/PersonOfInterest''
15th Jun '15 1:39:23 PM MiinU
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->'''Narrator:''' "An outstanding example of this is Saya Takagi, from ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'', who, [[TheSmartGuy due to her outstanding intellect]], will often analyze the group's condition and sum it up for the audience."

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->'''Narrator:''' "An outstanding example of this is Saya Takagi, from ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'', who, [[TheSmartGuy due to her outstanding intellect]], will often analyze the group's condition and sum it up for the audience."
14th Jun '15 8:29:41 AM MiinU
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->'''Narrator:''' "An outstanding example of this is Saya Takagi, from ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'', who - [[TheSmartGuy due to her outstanding intellect]], will often analyze the group's condition and sum it up for the audience."
-->--from '''[=WatchMojo=].com's Top 10 Anime Cliches ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2aY0iFWi7A from 2:20-2:31 here]])

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->'''Narrator:''' "An outstanding example of this is Saya Takagi, from ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'', who - who, [[TheSmartGuy due to her outstanding intellect]], will often analyze the group's condition and sum it up for the audience."
-->--from '''[=WatchMojo=].com's com's''' Top 10 Anime Cliches ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2aY0iFWi7A from 2:20-2:31 here]])
14th Jun '15 8:28:57 AM MiinU
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->'''Narrator:''' "An outstanding example of this is Saya Takagi, from ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'', who - [[TheSmartGuy due to her outstanding intellect]], will often analyze the group's condition and sum it up for the audience."
-->--from '''[=WatchMojo=].com's Top 10 Anime Cliches ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2aY0iFWi7A from 2:20-2:31 here]])
2nd Feb '15 5:55:51 PM johnnyfog
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->''"Tony has all the exposition, which is always the hardest part of doing any script... It's like in a theatre piece: actors really hate having to deliver exposition. It's called 'heavy lifting', and that's his job. Spike's a badass, because ''he'' said so. Tony does that great."''

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->''"Tony ->Tony has all the exposition, which is always the hardest part of doing any script... It's like in a theatre piece: actors really hate having to deliver exposition. It's called 'heavy lifting', and that's his job. Spike's a badass, because ''he'' said so. Tony does that great."''



->''I am an ENDLESS BARREL of exposition!''
-->-- '''Mr. Verres''', ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''

->'''Basil Exposition:''' Hello, Austin. This is Basil Exposition, Chief of British Intelligence. You're Main/AustinPowers, International Man of Mystery, and you're with Agent Mrs. Kensington. The year is 1967, and you're talking on a picture phone.
->'''Austin Powers:''' We know all that, Exposition.
->'''Basil:''' I just wanted to be extremely clear so that everyone knows what's going on at any given time.

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->''I am an ENDLESS BARREL of exposition!''
-->-- '''Mr. Verres''', ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''

->'''Basil Exposition:''' Hello, Austin. This is Basil Exposition, Chief of British Intelligence. You're Main/AustinPowers, International Man of Mystery, and you're with Agent Mrs. Kensington. The year is 1967, and you're talking on a picture phone.
->'''Austin
phone.\\
'''Austin
Powers:''' We know all that, Exposition.
->'''Basil:'''
Exposition.\\
'''Basil:'''
I just wanted to be extremely clear so that everyone knows what's going on at any given time.



->'''Leo:''' He's driving from Nova Scotia to Washington?
->'''Sam:''' Yeah.
->'''Leo:''' How's a person do that?



'''Tody:''' ''([[{{beat}} pregnant pause]])'' Something really kinda ''freakish'' about you, you know that?

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'''Tody:''' '''Toby:''' ''([[{{beat}} pregnant pause]])'' Something really kinda ''freakish'' about you, you know that?that?\\
'''Sam:''' Yeah.



->'''Hathaway''': I wouldn't read too much into the absence of a 'Goodbye Cruel World', sir. Statistically, the instances of suicide notes in Graham's demographic is in the 12-to-20% range.
->'''Lewis''': Where do you ''get'' this stuff?
->'''Hathaway''': [[AskAStupidQuestion The back of cereal boxes.]]
->'''Lewis:''' Some days, I'm grateful you're on ''our'' side.

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->'''Hathaway''': I wouldn't read too much into the absence of a 'Goodbye Cruel World', sir. Statistically, the instances of suicide notes in Graham's demographic is in the 12-to-20% range.
->'''Lewis''':
range.\\
'''Lewis''':
Where do you ''get'' this stuff?
->'''Hathaway''':
stuff?\\
'''Hathaway''':
[[AskAStupidQuestion The back of cereal boxes.]]
->'''Lewis:'''
]]\\
'''Lewis:'''
Some days, I'm grateful you're on ''our'' side.



->'''Miss Piggy:''' Um, why are you telling me all this?
->'''Lady Holiday:''' It's plot exposition. It has to go ''somewhere.''

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->'''Miss Piggy:''' Um, why are you telling me all this?
->'''Lady
this?\\
'''Lady
Holiday:''' It's plot exposition. It has to go ''somewhere.''



->'''Angel:''' What do we know about {{telekinesis}}?
->'''Wesley Wyndam-Pryce''': Ahh, yes. The power of moving things with one's mind. ''(beat)'' [[SubvertedTrope That's pretty much it.]]

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->'''Angel:''' What do we know about {{telekinesis}}?
->'''Wesley
{{telekinesis}}?\\
'''Wesley
Wyndam-Pryce''': Ahh, yes. The power of moving things with one's mind. ''(beat)'' [[SubvertedTrope That's pretty much it.]]



->'''Krang:''' [[ThoseTwoBadGuys They]] [[SurroundedByIdiots will fail]], Shredder; they ''always'' fail!
->'''Shredder:''' But what choice do I have? Only mutants are immune to the Mesmerizer's beam; humans like myself can't be near it when they set it off!
->'''Krang:''' You don't have to explain it to me; I invented it, remember?
->'''Shredder:''' I wasn't explaining it to you! ''([[BreakingTheFourthWall points at the camera]])'' I was explaining it to ''[[NoFourthWall them]].''

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->'''Krang:''' [[ThoseTwoBadGuys They]] [[SurroundedByIdiots will fail]], Shredder; they ''always'' fail!
->'''Shredder:''' But what choice do I have? Only mutants are immune to the Mesmerizer's beam; humans like myself can't be near it when they set it off!
->'''Krang:'''
off!\\
'''Krang:'''
You don't have to explain it to me; I '''''I''''' invented it, remember?
->'''Shredder:'''
remember?\\
'''Shredder:'''
I wasn't explaining it to you! ''([[BreakingTheFourthWall points at the camera]])'' I was explaining it to ''[[NoFourthWall them]].''



->''"Thank you, [[TropeNamer Mr. Exposition]]."''

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->''"Thank ->Thank you, [[TropeNamer Mr. Exposition]]."''



->''"Boy, does this guy do anything outside of just shouting exposition?"''
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''' on Georgie Porgie from the 1986 version of ''Film/BabesInToyland''.

->"You're like a textbook with arms. I ''know'' this."

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->''"Boy, does this guy do anything outside of just shouting exposition?"''
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''' on Georgie Porgie from the 1986 version of ''Film/BabesInToyland''.

->"You're
->You're like a textbook with arms. I ''know'' this."arms.



->"I'm spouting exposition again, aren't I? Apologies."

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->"I'm ->I'm spouting exposition again, aren't I? Apologies."



->'''Hermione:''' Honestly, am I the only person who's ever bothered to read "Hogwarts: A History"?
->'''Ron:''' Probably. Why?

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->'''Hermione:''' Honestly, am I the only person who's ever bothered to read "Hogwarts: A History"?
->'''Ron:'''
History"?\\
'''Ron:'''
Probably. Why?



->'''Hermione:''' [[RunningGag Aren't you two ever going to read "Hogwarts: A History"?]]
->'''Ron:''' [[LampshadeHanging What's the point?]] You know it by heart, we can just ask you.

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->'''Hermione:''' [[RunningGag Aren't you two ever going to read "Hogwarts: A History"?]]
->'''Ron:'''
History"?]]\\
'''Ron:'''
[[LampshadeHanging What's the point?]] You know it by heart, we can just ask you.



->'''Interviewer:''' Will Harry and Ron ever read “Hogwarts, a History”?
->'''Creator/JKRowling:''' Never. [Laughter.] It’s a gift to me, because all my exposition can be dressed up as, “When are you going to read it?” So Hermione fills in the reader as well, so I could never let them read it.

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->'''Interviewer:''' Will Harry and Ron ever read “Hogwarts, a History”?
->'''Creator/JKRowling:'''
History”?\\
'''Creator/JKRowling:'''
Never. [Laughter.] It’s a gift to me, because all my exposition can be dressed up as, “When are you going to read it?” So Hermione fills in the reader as well, so I could never let them read it.
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