Created By: torru369December 30, 2011 Last Edited By: torru369January 4, 2012
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Obvious first person knowledge

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A person makes a very specific and oddly worded speech about a specific action. Reactions include two distinct versions: 1.Observer asks(possibly ignorantly) how he would know about that. 2.Observer has a moment of Awkward Silence as they know that the person has firsthand knowledge.
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  • December 30, 2011
    FastEddie
    We do not collect stock phrases, anymore.
  • December 30, 2011
    torru369
    Not a stock phrase just a reaction.
  • December 30, 2011
    Psychobabble6
    To clarify, this is when someone says something they shouldn't know, thus indicating that they were there? Wouldn't that just be a broader form of I Never Said It Was Poison?
  • December 30, 2011
    torru369
    This is when someone know something they don't say they have firsthand experience but say something that makes it obvious they do. May or may not be a noodle incident. Ex.Type 1 In Red Vs Blue season 7 while on the run Simmons suggests leaving Lopez behind and when Donut notes his loyalty Simmons says dogs are loyal too but thqt doesn't mean you can't eat them when foods low. Donut says thats a very specific example Simmons avoids the question. Type 2 Recently in El Goonish Shive Raven says hes saving a dangerous animal because its circumstances mean by its very existance its something to be destroyed and sympathizes in a way that he has experience in that area.
  • December 30, 2011
    Stratadrake
    @torru: Eddie makes no distinction between stock phrases and generic lines of dialogue (to be fair, most Stock Phrases did originate from dialogue), and because he's webmaster, has chosen to enforce it with regards to creating new tropes.

    I Never Said It Was Poison (what an awful name, but that aside) covers cases where the knowledge is strictly incriminating.
  • December 31, 2011
    reub2000
    • In The Queen's Necklace, a chevalier named Floriani "figures out" how a Countess's necklace was stolen by a six year old named Raoul, claiming to piece the story together from the details provided by the Count. However, it is obvious that Raoul, Floriani, and Arsene Lupin are all the same person. The Count, feeling embarrassed realizes however, that no one would believe the story of a six year old stealing a necklace lets the matter slide.
  • January 3, 2012
    reub2000
    Bumping because this needs more examples.
  • January 3, 2012
    Shnakepup
    This has promise but it definitely Needs A Better Title and Needs A Better Description.

    Let me make sure I understand this correctly: this is when someone begins by describing something in hypothetical terms, but as they go on they slowly being using more and more specific details, lapsing into a stream-of-consciousness-style play-by-play recounting of the "hypothetical" event, making it clear that they've actually experienced what they're describing?

    If so, then I've Seen It A Million Times, but I'll be damned if I can think of any specific examples right off the top of my head. Seems to be a comedic trope, Played For Laughs most the time.
  • January 3, 2012
    reub2000
    I think this is any time when someone describes something but claims they weren't actually there. A supertrope of I Never Said It Was Poison.
  • January 3, 2012
    Psychobabble6
    Oh that's what this is.

    I really thought we had this but I can't find it, so yeah, this looks legit. Related to Metaphorgotten and Shaggy Frog Story (as far as derailing an analogy or anecdote is concerned).

    Anyway, there were two in an episode I saw earlier, if I'm understanding this correctly:

    The Big Bang Theory, "The Jerusalem Duality", had two of these consecutively, first by Howard and then by Leonard:
    Raj: Okay. How about that one?
    Howard: Uh-uh. I know the type, cheerleader, student council, goes out with jocks, won't even look at anybody in the gifted programme. And if, after two years of begging, she does agree to go out with you, it turns out to be a set-up and you're in the back seat of your mom's car with your pants off while the whole football team laughs at you. [breaks down]
    Raj: Are you crying?
    Howard: No, I have allergies.
    Raj: Okay, uh, how about her?
    Leonard: Sure. If he wants to spend a couple of years doing her homework while she drinks herself into a stupor with non-fat White Russians, while you're the one holding her head out of the toilet while she's puking and telling you she wishes more guys were like you, and they she gets into Cornell because you wrote her essay for her, and you drive up to visit her one weekend and she acts like she doesn't even know you.
    Raj: ...Okay, so not her either.
  • January 3, 2012
    scatterclubs
    In the pilot of Community, Shirley mentions something about grabbing girls by the hair and shoving their faces into jukeboxes, which is later lampshaded by Jeff (was it lampshaded? or just referenced? idk).
  • January 4, 2012
    Stratadrake
    Shnakepup's description sounds nice, in which case I would probably suggest Not So Hypothetical Question (or 'situation', etc.) as a title.

    Oh, and don't forget I Have This Friend as a subtrope.
  • January 4, 2012
    Shnakepup
    How about just Not So Hypothetical as the title? (Assuming, of course, that what I described is what he meant. If not, I'll just make the YKTTW myself :P)

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