History SuspiciouslySpecificDenial / LiveActionTV

8th Oct '17 3:26:43 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TwoGuysAGirlAndAPizzaPlace'' this happens after Johnny accidentally suggests that ''The Boys of Fire Island'' was a perfect film for fire fighters like Pete and him:

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* In ''TwoGuysAGirlAndAPizzaPlace'' ''Series/TwoGuysAGirlAndAPizzaPlace'' this happens after Johnny accidentally suggests that ''The Boys of Fire Island'' was a perfect film for fire fighters like Pete and him:
8th Oct '17 10:11:52 AM nombretomado
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** In another episode, he points to the Miss America Organization's phone line stating that they are the "world's largest provider of scholarships for women" as an example of this, comparing it to [[BreakingBad "Walter White saying 'Hello and welcome to this regular carwash that's definitely not laundering money from our meth lab.'"]]

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** In another episode, he points to the Miss America Organization's phone line stating that they are the "world's largest provider of scholarships for women" as an example of this, comparing it to [[BreakingBad [[Series/BreakingBad "Walter White saying 'Hello and welcome to this regular carwash that's definitely not laundering money from our meth lab.'"]]
13th Sep '17 4:45:30 PM nighttrainfm
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** Xander engages in this more than once, such as when he gets drafted into being the wheelman for a zombie gang:
-->'''Willow:''' What are you doing here?\\
'''Xander:''' Nothing. Certainly not crime!



** There's [[WeirdnessCensor the Sunnydale news]], which is very clear on the fact that "Mayhem Caused: Monsters Definitely Not Involved".
%% ** Xander

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** There's [[WeirdnessCensor the Sunnydale news]], which is very clear on the fact that "Mayhem Caused: Monsters Definitely Not Involved".
%% ** Xander
Involved". That was in the MusicalEpisode, to be clear.
13th Sep '17 11:27:56 AM Caswin
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** More recently, on ''Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert'':
--->"If the third thing someone says about you, unprompted, is He is not a racist, youve got a problem. Oh, youd love Jeff. Hes nice, hes good looking. Not a necrophiliac, I can tell you that."
16th Aug '17 9:06:29 AM XFllo
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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''

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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''''Series/{{Scrubs}}'':



** There is also one from "My American Girl" when Janitor finds Elliot in the Men's Bathroom: "It's not like I came in here and thought these were some kind of new female urinals and then tried them and found them... oddly comfortable."

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** There is also one from From "My American Girl" when Janitor finds Elliot in the Men's Bathroom: "It's not like I came in here and thought these were some kind of new female urinals and then tried them and found them... oddly comfortable."



** Of course, who could forget...

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** Of course, who could forget...J.D. about pole dancing:



** Elliot again: "I haven't bought a wedding dress. I mean, I'm not even seeing anyone, so that would be crazy. Even if it was half off".

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** Elliot again: Elliot: "I haven't bought a wedding dress. I mean, I'm not even seeing anyone, so that would be crazy. Even if it was half off".



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', in the episode "The Monster At The End Of This Book", Castiel suggests Dean a way of thwarting Lilith this way.
** Also in "The Devil You Know", when a nurse overhears Dean and Sam mentioning statues crying, Dean reassures the nurse that she heard wrong, because only crazy people would say something like that. And they're not crazy. Obviously. *cough*

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** In
the episode "The Monster At The End Of This Book", Castiel suggests Dean a way of thwarting Lilith this way.
** Also in In "The Devil You Know", when a nurse overhears Dean and Sam mentioning statues crying, Dean reassures the nurse that she heard wrong, because only crazy people would say something like that. And they're not crazy. Obviously. *cough*



* ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun''

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* ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun''''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'':



** Another example:

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** Another example:Harry:



** Harry is guilty of this fairly often. In another episode, he assures the rest of the aliens that he definitely didn't lose their mission statement by leaving it on the bus.

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** Harry is guilty of this fairly often. In another episode, he assures the rest of the aliens that he definitely didn't lose their mission statement by leaving it on the bus.



--->'''Nina''': You know, you try to fit in with a group of people by pretending you're just like them. You talk like them, you act like them until they think you're one of them. You know what that's like.\\

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--->'''Nina''': --->'''Nina:''' You know, you try to fit in with a group of people by pretending you're just like them. You talk like them, you act like them until they think you're one of them. You know what that's like.\\
16th Aug '17 8:55:58 AM XFllo
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* ''Series/{{Victorious}}'': "We were NOT just watching you kiss that girl!"
** Also, when it turns out the the [[BlandNameProduct in-universe equivalent]] of google maps has a satellite image of what looks like Jade picking her nose, Jade tells everyone to keep it to themselves. When news break, she asks her friends one by one if they did it, at which point Cat says "I told people NOT to look!" This results in Beck having to hold Jade and yell at Cat to run.

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* ''Series/{{Victorious}}'': ''Series/{{Victorious}}'':
**
"We were NOT just watching you kiss that girl!"
** Also, when When it turns out the the [[BlandNameProduct in-universe equivalent]] of google maps has a satellite image of what looks like Jade picking her nose, Jade tells everyone to keep it to themselves. When news break, she asks her friends one by one if they did it, at which point Cat says "I told people NOT to look!" This results in Beck having to hold Jade and yell at Cat to run.



* {{Invoked|Trope}} in ''Series/BabylonFive'', when Sheridan wants the other races to allow the White Star fleet to patrol their borders and head off conflicts. He tries to talk them into it, and is rebuffed. So he changes tactics, and makes Ivanova state on the VoiceOfTheResistance that, at a specific time, in a specific region of space, absolutely nothing happened. This is perfectly true -- at that time, in that region, nothing at all happened -- but the Suspiciously Specific Denial plus a White Star shooting at asteroids at another time makes the other races think he's covering something up. A series of similar ploys convinces them that Sheridan is hiding the existence of some terrible threat, and they demand protection by the White Stars.

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* *''Series/BabylonFive'':
**
{{Invoked|Trope}} in ''Series/BabylonFive'', when Sheridan wants the other races to allow the White Star fleet to patrol their borders and head off conflicts. He tries to talk them into it, and is rebuffed. So he changes tactics, and makes Ivanova state on the VoiceOfTheResistance that, at a specific time, in a specific region of space, absolutely nothing happened. This is perfectly true -- at that time, in that region, nothing at all happened -- but the Suspiciously Specific Denial plus a White Star shooting at asteroids at another time makes the other races think he's covering something up. A series of similar ploys convinces them that Sheridan is hiding the existence of some terrible threat, and they demand protection by the White Stars.



* A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJSey8HRUhU sketch]] in Creator/JohnCleese's ''How to Irritate People'' has two airline pilots mischievously causing trouble with random denials. "There is no cause for alarm. The wings are ''not'' on fire."


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* A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJSey8HRUhU sketch]] in Creator/JohnCleese's ''How to Irritate People'' has two airline pilots mischievously causing trouble with random denials. "There is no cause for alarm. The wings are ''not'' on fire."
16th Aug '17 8:48:01 AM XFllo
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-->'''Cam''': ''I can't believe you would accuse me of Trojan-horsing you''.
-->'''Claire''': ''You actually had a name for it?''
* Inverted in "Dollar Days", during the fourth season of ''Series/TheMiddle''. Frankie, after a fruitless day of job interviews, asks her kids for one word to describe her. They offer "lazy", "angry" and "tired", prompting Mike to defend her:
-->'''Mike''': ''The reason your mother is tired, lazy and irritable is because of you kids.''
-->'''Frankie''': ''No one ... said ... irritable'' (walks offscreen).
** Used several times by Sue about her secret crush on Derrick Glossner in "Sleepless in Orson" the next season.

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-->'''Cam''': --->'''Cam''': ''I can't believe you would accuse me of Trojan-horsing you''.
-->'''Claire''': --->'''Claire''': ''You actually had a name for it?''
* ''Series/TheMiddle'':
**
Inverted in "Dollar Days", during the fourth season of ''Series/TheMiddle''.episode "Dollar Days". Frankie, after a fruitless day of job interviews, asks her kids for one word to describe her. They offer "lazy", "angry" and "tired", prompting Mike to defend her:
-->'''Mike''': --->'''Mike''': ''The reason your mother is tired, lazy and irritable is because of you kids.''
-->'''Frankie''': --->'''Frankie''': ''No one ... said ... irritable'' (walks offscreen).
** Used several times by Sue about suspicipisly denies her secret crush on Derrick Glossner in "Sleepless in Orson" the next season.Orson".



** Xander is often guilty of this. However he is so seldom normal that many of his friends ignore it anyway.
** Also, Anya does this in the episode "Sleeper", when Spike catches her snooping through his room while trying to find proof that Spike has been killing people. After being caught, Anya tries to cover it up by seducing him.

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** Xander is often guilty of this. However he is so seldom normal that many of his friends ignore it anyway.
** Also,
Anya does this in the episode "Sleeper", when Spike catches her snooping through his room while trying to find proof that Spike has been killing people. After being caught, Anya tries to cover it up by seducing him.



** Likewise Anya when she tries to convince the Watchers that she's certainly not a demon, and does a suspiciously specific assurance:

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** Likewise Anya when she tries to convince the Watchers that she's certainly not a demon, and does a suspiciously specific assurance:



** And of course there's [[WeirdnessCensor the Sunnydale news]], which is very clear on the fact that "Mayhem Caused: Monsters Definitely Not Involved".

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** And of course there's There's [[WeirdnessCensor the Sunnydale news]], which is very clear on the fact that "Mayhem Caused: Monsters Definitely Not Involved".Involved".
%% ** Xander



--> '''Cpt Blackadder:''' ''(after having discovered he will face a firing squad for shooting dead a carrier pigeon)'' If anyone asks, say we did not get any messages, and I definitely did not eat this delicious plump breasted pigeon.

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--> ---> '''Cpt Blackadder:''' ''(after having discovered he will face a firing squad for shooting dead a carrier pigeon)'' If anyone asks, say we did not get any messages, and I definitely did not eat this delicious plump breasted pigeon.



** Even funnier is that, since Blackadder told George and Baldrick to say this "if anyone asks any questions", this is Baldrick's response to being asked the time, and George's response to "Would you mind answering a few questions?"
** Three seasons earlier, in ''The Black Adder'', Prince Edmund visits a peasant village wearing a PaperThinDisguise and finds two stakes with the ashes of the local wise woman and her cat at their feet.

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** Even funnier is that, since Blackadder told George and Baldrick to say this "if anyone asks any questions", this is Baldrick's response to being asked the time, and George's response to "Would you mind answering a few questions?"
** Three seasons earlier, in
In ''The Black Adder'', Prince Edmund visits a peasant village wearing a PaperThinDisguise and finds two stakes with the ashes of the local wise woman and her cat at their feet.
16th Aug '17 8:40:42 AM XFllo
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** "Earth, Wind, and...Wait for it..." in Season 3.
-->'''Conrad''': Can you please just tell me why you think it's Dan?
-->'''Shawn''': Well it's not like I stole his cell phone or anything. 'Cause I mean I don't do that sort of thing. Although I'm sensing someone did; I'll solve that later. No, this, this is just deeply-rooted psychic vibe-age.
*** And somehow, Shawn gets away with that one--most likely because he's just [[CloudCuckooLander so weird]] that the others have learned to tune it out.
* ''Series/{{Community}}''

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** "Earth, Wind, and...Wait for it..." in Season 3.
-->'''Conrad''':
", season 3: By Shawn. Shawn gets away with that one--most likely because he's just [[CloudCuckooLander so weird]] that the others have learned to tune it out.
--->'''Conrad''':
Can you please just tell me why you think it's Dan?
-->'''Shawn''': --->'''Shawn''': Well it's not like I stole his cell phone or anything. 'Cause I mean I don't do that sort of thing. Although I'm sensing someone did; I'll solve that later. No, this, this is just deeply-rooted psychic vibe-age.
*** And somehow, Shawn gets away with that one--most likely because he's just [[CloudCuckooLander so weird]] that the others have learned to tune it out.
* ''Series/{{Community}}''''Series/{{Community}}'':



** And when the dean lets Señor Chang recruit security, Chang says, "You won't regret this unless I rise up against you. [[DidIJustSayThatOutLoud I don't know why I said that.]]"

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** And when When the dean lets Señor Chang recruit security, Chang says, "You won't regret this unless I rise up against you. [[DidIJustSayThatOutLoud I don't know why I said that.]]"



** In the series finale, Jeff asks if anyone remembers the [[Recap/CommunityS5E03BasicInterglutealNumismatics Ass Crack Bandit]] (a Greendale criminal [[SeriousBusiness who was treated like a serial killer]] and never caught), and [[spoiler:Annie]] starts rambling about how of ''course'' they haven't forgotten about him, and he could have been ''anyone''. Jeff is the only one who seems to notice the implications.

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** In the series finale, Jeff asks if anyone remembers the [[Recap/CommunityS5E03BasicInterglutealNumismatics Ass Crack Bandit]] (a Greendale criminal [[SeriousBusiness who was treated like a serial killer]] and never caught), and [[spoiler:Annie]] Annie starts rambling about how of ''course'' they haven't forgotten about him, and he could have been ''anyone''. Jeff is the only one who seems to notice the implications.



-->'''Robin:''' Who gets trapped under a fake boulder at the mall?\\

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-->'''Robin:''' ** Ted lets out something embarrassing:
--->'''Robin:'''
Who gets trapped under a fake boulder at the mall?\\



** When Ted asks how Barney's company plans to move current residents out of a building they're demolishing, the following happens:
--> '''Barney:''' (muttering) Snakes.
--> '''Ted:''' Did you just s-
--> '''Barney:''' I do not recall saying snakes.
--> '''Ted:''' -ay snakes?
*** This becomes a RunningGag throughout that episode, with Ted employing it himself when he switches sides on the issue of knocking the building down.
** Also in another episode:
-->'''Ted:''' Were you guys planning an intervention for me? What was it for? The Crocs? The hair product?\\

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** When Ted asks how Barney's company plans to move current residents out of a building they're demolishing, the following happens:
--> '''Barney:''' (muttering) Snakes.
--> '''Ted:''' Did you just s-
--> '''Barney:''' I do not recall saying snakes.
--> '''Ted:''' -ay snakes?
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Barney blabs that they will use snakes. This becomes a RunningGag throughout that episode, with Ted employing it himself when he switches sides on the issue of knocking the building down.
---> '''Barney:''' (muttering) Snakes.
---> '''Ted:''' Did you just s-
---> '''Barney:''' I do not recall saying snakes.
---> '''Ted:''' -ay snakes?
** Also in another episode:
-->'''Ted:'''
Marshall gives away to Ted what kind of an intervention the gang planned for him:
--->'''Ted:'''
Were you guys planning an intervention for me? What was it for? The Crocs? The hair product?\\



--> ''This'' isn't ''Barney Stinson singing this song! That would be really lame!''

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--> ---> ''This'' isn't ''Barney Stinson singing this song! That would be really lame!''



* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''

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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''''Series/TheBigBangTheory'':



--->'''Penny''': Sheldon's sister's pretty cute.
--->'''Leonard''': I wasn't staring!

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--->'''Penny''': --->'''Penny:''': Sheldon's sister's pretty cute.
--->'''Leonard''': --->'''Leonard:''' I wasn't staring!



--> '''Kissinger:''' Vhat guy who vas killed in Florida, Mr. President?
--> '''Nixon:''' You mean you don't know about the....the young Cuban who was run over by the....Never mind, Henry. ''(Drops to his knees, pulling Kissinger with him)'' Get down on your knees and pray! Pray with me!

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--> ---> '''Kissinger:''' Vhat guy who vas killed in Florida, Mr. President?
--> ---> '''Nixon:''' You mean you don't know about the....the young Cuban who was run over by the....Never mind, Henry. ''(Drops to his knees, pulling Kissinger with him)'' Get down on your knees and pray! Pray with me!



* Happens a number of times as the lawyers in ''Series/TheGoodWife'' parse the law, but one non-legal example is:
-->[[spoiler: '''Peter''': "I'm not sleeping with her ''now''."]]
* ''Series/MyFamily'': "Owed To Susan" has several examples including this little beauty:

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* Happens a number of times as the lawyers in ''Series/TheGoodWife'' parse the law, but one non-legal example is:
-->[[spoiler: '''Peter''': "I'm
has Peter inadvertently admits an affair.
-->'''Peter''': I'm
not sleeping with her ''now''."]]
''now''.
* ''Series/MyFamily'': "Owed To Susan" has several examples including this little beauty:
16th Aug '17 8:27:34 AM XFllo
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* Parodied on ''Series/{{Psych}}'':
-->'''Lassiter:''' Relax, I'm not shooting anybody.\\

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* Parodied on ''Series/{{Psych}}'':
-->'''Lassiter:''' ** Parodied:
--->'''Lassiter:'''
Relax, I'm not shooting anybody.\\



** Played straighter in "Earth, Wind, and...Wait for it..." in Season 3.

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** Played straighter in "Earth, Wind, and...Wait for it..." in Season 3.
16th Aug '17 8:25:07 AM XFllo
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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''

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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'':



*** The whole sketch is one long suspiciously specific denial from Mr. Hilter, Vibbentrop, and Bimmler.
---->'''Heinrich Bimmler:''' I am retired vindow cleaner and pacifist, without doing war crimes.

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*** ** The whole sketch (Nazis hiding in England) is one long suspiciously specific denial from Mr. Hilter, Vibbentrop, and Bimmler.
---->'''Heinrich --->'''Heinrich Bimmler:''' I am retired vindow cleaner and pacifist, without doing war crimes.



** The entire smuggler sketch.



-->'''Him:''' Are you insinuating something?
-->'''Norman:''' No...no...no...yes.

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-->'''Him:''' --->'''Him:''' Are you insinuating something?
-->'''Norman:''' --->'''Norman:''' No...no...no...yes.



-->''P.S. I have never kissed the editor of the ''Radio Times''.''

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-->''P.--->''P.S. I have never kissed the editor of the ''Radio Times''.''''
%% ** The entire smuggler sketch.



** Lucille to Michael:



*** Similarly, he did not kill Kitty and dump her in the harbor, but he probably shouldn't have volunteered that scenario. (It turns out the police knew all along that she wasn't dead anyway.)

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*** Similarly, he ** Michael did not kill Kitty and dump her in the harbor, but he probably shouldn't have volunteered that scenario. (It turns out the police knew all along that she wasn't dead anyway.)



* One ''Series/{{Friends}}'' episode has several of these, related to why Joey is napping at Monica's, not at his:
-->"[The duck] did not get sick somewhere in there, and it was immediately found and properly cleaned up."\\

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
**
One ''Series/{{Friends}}'' episode has several of these, related to why Joey is napping at Monica's, not at his:
-->"[The --->"[The duck] did not get sick somewhere in there, and it was immediately found and properly cleaned up."\\



-->'''Joey:''' Have you seen Monica?\\

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-->'''Joey:''' --->'''Joey:''' Have you seen Monica?\\



** When Emily calls from England when Ross is not meant to be around [[spoiler:Rachel]] because of a promise he made to Emily, Joey announces that [[spoiler:Rachel]] is definitely not here, which Emily miraculously believes and responds 'I should think not. Ross knows better than that.'
** [[WinonaRyder I'm]] not in love with [[Creator/JenniferAniston you]]. [[LesYay I don't hear coconuts knocking together. I don't picture your face when I make love to my boyfriend.]]
** Chandler falls into this again when Joey interrupts him trying to pick the lock on Monica's "secret closet".
-->'''Chandler:''' I wasn't trying to open your closet, I wasn't trying to open your closet, I swear!
-->'''Joey:'''...Wow. Monica runs a pretty tight ship around here, doesn't she?

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** When Emily calls from England when Ross is not meant to be around [[spoiler:Rachel]] Rachel because of a promise he made to Emily, Joey announces that [[spoiler:Rachel]] Rachel is definitely not here, which Emily miraculously believes and responds 'I should think not. Ross knows better than that.'
** [[WinonaRyder I'm]] Rachel's friend from college (Creator/WinonaRyder): "I'm not in love with [[Creator/JenniferAniston you]]. [[LesYay you. I don't hear coconuts knocking together. I don't picture your face when I make love to my boyfriend.]]
boyfriend.
** Chandler falls into this again when Joey interrupts him trying to pick the lock on Monica's "secret closet".
-->'''Chandler:''' --->'''Chandler:''' I wasn't trying to open your closet, I wasn't trying to open your closet, I swear!
-->'''Joey:'''...--->'''Joey:'''...Wow. Monica runs a pretty tight ship around here, doesn't she?
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