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Brother's Niece
"I'm your uncle's father's grandson's cousin's spouse." "My brother-in-law?"
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A comedy trope, wherein someone makes up a convoluted family relation that turns out to be a lot less convoluted than it's intended to be, as is almost immediately pointed out by the listener.

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  • The Trope Namer is a deleted (but revealed in a storyboard pitch in the DVD extras) line from Monsters, Inc., where Mike introduces Boo as Sulley's "brother's niece." "Which would make her my daughter," Sulley adds, then lampshades Mike's idiocy in private.
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