TMILie TMI Lie YKTTW Discussion
One of the best types of lies are ones which make people want to stop asking questions all together. A good way to accomplish this is for the lie to be about something You Don't Want to Know. TMI lies are great not only because they cause the person questioning them to lose interest but they are a good cover up for suspicious behavior. Bob might be suspicious if Alice claims she snuck off in the middle of the night without telling anyone to get ice cream, if she claims she did so to replenish her tampon supply on the other hand there's at least a 9/10 chance that Bob will leave it at that. "Womens problems" in fact are a very common TMI Liei. There is even an example of this happening in Biblical scripture, making this trope Older Then Feudalism. For men explosive diarrhea is a much more popular choice. Compare Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick. [[foldercontrol]] [[folder:Live-Action TV]] In an episode of Breaking Bad Walter lies about having explosive diarrhea as an excuse for not helping Hank investigate his meth distributing boss.
- In a Murphy Brown episode, Murphy helps a fellow employee, Hillary, who she recognizes has a drinking problem. After Hillary realizes she needs help after screwing up an assignment, Murphy suggests using food poisoning as a cover story, as nobody wants to know the details.
- In one Order Of The Stick strip, Haley has a huge sack, and claims she didn't find any treasure. When Roy asks what's in the sack, she replies "Feminine products". Roy decides to leave it there.