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13th Nov '16 12:24:05 PM RakathTalyn
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** "The Long Goodbye Job" is mostly told in flashbacks after Nate is caught, however ''Nate'' is the one telling what happened. So basically everything he says at every turn is a lie. We get the real version of events as Stirling and the other Interpol agents call Nate's lies out and Nate adjusts the story accordingly.
12th Nov '16 3:32:10 PM JoieDeCombat
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* ''{{Leverage}}'' has "The Rashomon Job", in which each of the characters recounts how it was they who stole the golden dagger. In the end, Nate reveals the single true story and reveals who really stole the dagger. One running gag is everybody messing up Sophie's British accent. By [[CloudCuckooLander Parker]], her dialogue has degenerated into gibberish.

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* ''{{Leverage}}'' has "The Rashomon Job", in which each of the characters recounts how it was they who stole the golden dagger. In the end, Nate reveals tells the single (mostly) true story version of what happened and reveals who really stole the dagger. One running gag is everybody messing up Sophie's British accent. By [[CloudCuckooLander Parker]], her dialogue has degenerated into gibberish.
8th Nov '16 6:00:37 PM JoieDeCombat
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* ''{{Leverage}}'' has "The Rashomon Job", in which each of the characters recounts how it was they who stole the golden dagger. In the end, Nate reveals the single true story and reveals who really stole the dagger. One running gag is everybody messing up Sophie's British accent. By [[CloudCuckooLander Parker]], she sounds like a dwarf from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''.

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* ''{{Leverage}}'' has "The Rashomon Job", in which each of the characters recounts how it was they who stole the golden dagger. In the end, Nate reveals the single true story and reveals who really stole the dagger. One running gag is everybody messing up Sophie's British accent. By [[CloudCuckooLander Parker]], she sounds like a dwarf from ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''.her dialogue has degenerated into gibberish.
29th Oct '16 3:49:57 AM JackG
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* The final episode of ''Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond'' uses this to give a dramatic finale for a person who never saw combat in real life. Ian Fleming goes into a Germany on the verge of defeat, gets into a shootout with [[TheRemnant SS Werewolf soldiers]] and escapes with nuclear secrets. We then cut to Fleming back in England telling the admiral in charge of naval intelligence, "And that's what happened." Both the Admiral and Fleming's SassySecretary accuse Fleming of having made some serious embellishments.

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* The final episode of ''Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond'' uses this to give a dramatic finale for a person who never saw combat in real life. Ian Fleming goes into a Germany on the verge of defeat, gets into a shootout with [[TheRemnant SS Werewolf soldiers]] and escapes with nuclear secrets. We then cut to Fleming back in England telling the admiral in charge of naval intelligence, "And that's what happened." Both the Admiral and Fleming's SassySecretary accuse The admiral promptly accuses Fleming of having made some serious major embellishments.
29th Oct '16 3:48:02 AM JackG
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* The final episode of ''Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond'' uses this to give a dramatic finale for a person who never saw combat in real life. Ian Fleming goes into a Germany on the verge of defeat, gets into a shootout with [[TheRemnant SS Werewolf soldiers]] and escapes with nuclear secrets. We then cut to Fleming back in England telling the admiral in charge of naval intelligence, "And that's what happened." Both the Admiral and Fleming's SassySecretary accuse Fleming of having made some serious embellishments.
18th Aug '16 12:22:32 PM wuggles
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** In season 2, Elliot is living with his mother and has limited himself to a very strict routine in order to stop himself from hallucinating. [[spoiler: Turns out that he's actually been in prison the whole time.]]
17th May '16 9:51:47 AM nielas
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* This is regularly played with on ''Series/{{Limitless}}''. Brian finds most of the mundane parts of a police investigation to be extremely boring so he will often embellish a story using standard action/spy movie tropes. A RunningGag is Brian telling the other characters how he imagines something happened, only for the other people to tell him that they were there and most of what he describes never happened. This trope is then averted whenever Brian actually narrates things for the audience as he is brutally honest about what is really going on and what he expects to really happen. His fancy stories and {{ImagineSpot}}s are a coping mechanism Brian uses to deal with the disturbing and horrifying things he experiences while the audience narration is Brian being honest to himself.
26th Mar '16 8:47:36 AM nombretomado
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* BBC sitcom ''{{Coupling}}'' had numerous examples of unreliable narrators, notably pretty much anything said by either Jeff or Jane. But the greatest example of was in the third season episode "Remember This", where Patrick and Sally's individual recollections of how they met match in many, but not all details, to great comedic effect. [[spoiler:In particular, the print of Munch's ''The Scream'' that the exceedingly drunk Sally remembers is revealed to be a mirror in Patrick's memories.]] When Jane turns up unexpectedly at Patrick's flat, the lads discuss the incident at the bar:

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* BBC sitcom ''{{Coupling}}'' ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' had numerous examples of unreliable narrators, notably pretty much anything said by either Jeff or Jane. But the greatest example of was in the third season episode "Remember This", where Patrick and Sally's individual recollections of how they met match in many, but not all details, to great comedic effect. [[spoiler:In particular, the print of Munch's ''The Scream'' that the exceedingly drunk Sally remembers is revealed to be a mirror in Patrick's memories.]] When Jane turns up unexpectedly at Patrick's flat, the lads discuss the incident at the bar:
18th Mar '16 11:44:28 PM Hossmeister
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28th Feb '16 4:30:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' often mentions his lack of any emotions in his narration, though it becomes increasingly apparent that this is not true. He's not lying to the audience so much as he simply doesn't understand a lot of human nature.

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* ''Series/{{Dexter}}'' often mentions his lack of any emotions in his narration, though it becomes increasingly apparent that this is not true. For example, he does clearly care about the people in his life, though with his (eventual) wife and her two kids it's also implied to be a case of BecomingTheMask. He's not lying to the audience so much as he simply doesn't understand a lot of human nature.



* Hard to prove, but Kevin of ''TheWonderYears'' may fall under this. He is recalling events to him long past, and while the broad details are likely accurate, consider that the older brother and some of the pre-Women's Lib neighborhood girls get away with a lot of hitting. Also, when unfairness, especially parental, hits Kevin, it seems to focus on him exclusively, making you wonder if his older self is letting the filters of nostalgia and occasional bitterness influence his re-telling. The premiere episode has Kevin recalling that he was a 'pretty fair athlete' while showing a perfectly thrown football pass bounce off his chest.

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* Hard to prove, but Kevin of ''TheWonderYears'' ''Series/TheWonderYears'' may fall under this. He is recalling events to him long past, and while the broad details are likely accurate, consider that the older brother and some of the pre-Women's Lib neighborhood girls get away with a lot of hitting. Also, when unfairness, especially parental, hits Kevin, it seems to focus on him exclusively, making you wonder if his older self is letting the filters of nostalgia and occasional bitterness influence his re-telling. The premiere episode has Kevin recalling that he was a 'pretty fair athlete' while showing a perfectly thrown football pass bounce off his chest.
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