A character has this big secret and finally gathered the courage to share it. But before they can spit it out, the conversation is interrupted by something which gives the character time to think twice and change their mind. Or the other will want to say something first, and that moots out the whole point of the conversation. When the first one is then urged to pick up where they left off, it usually goes something like : "So you were saying?" "...Nothing.".

A subset of CannotSpitItOut.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold!''
** "Timberly Loves Arnold": Arnold is supposed to talk to Gerald's sister (the titular Timberly) that she should stop hanging out with him... however, right when he's about to get into topic, Lila comes in and thinks of the two as cute. (Tim: "Now, what were you saying?...") This issue isn't resolved till the end of the ep, but that's still better than some of the other examples on the page.
** "Monkey Business": Helga is leading into her personal [[{{the reveal}} reveal]] (her love for Arnold), when Phoebe barges in and explains that the disease she's supposed to be dying from... doesn't exist. You'd think she'd have listened in class when "monkeynucleosis" was cited as an example of a disease that didn't really exist...
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'', "Tish's Hair": The expected "[[{{the reveal}} reveal]]" conversation with the others finally telling Tish they do ''not'' like Tish's new hairdo... ends up not happening when two kids pass Tish and actually make a positive comment on her hairdo.
* ''InsideSchwartz'': Schwartz has just been phoned to tell that he's being approached for an [=MTV=] job concerning the Super Bowl. When he decides to tell this news to the GirlOfTheWeek, he finds out she's been approached... and accepted. So Schwartz talks about doing great on a Maxim quiz, before phoning his agent about this later.
* ''Series/FatherTed'': Ted, while explaining how peaceful and quiet the parochial house will be for the recuperation of Chris the burping sheep, is interrupted by Father Jack tumbling down the stairs, swearing loudly and breaking assorted furniture. Once Jack has left, Ted continues by saying "...I think it would be an insult to you if I finished that sentence."
* [[Franchise/GreenLantern John Stewart]] does this to himself in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' where he, Franchise/{{Batman}}, and Franchise/WonderWoman have ended up in TheWildWest.:
-->'''Ohiyesa Smith:''' We're getting close. I wanna warn you, there's some downright unusual activity goin' on hereabouts; don't let it throw you.
-->'''John:''' Don't worry about it, we've got a lot of experience with unusu- ''[a cowboy riding a pterodactyl flies towards them]'' ...I'm sorry, you were saying?
* In the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Buffy vs. Dracula" (5x01), Giles invites Buffy over to tell her that he's going back to England because he no longer feels needed. But before he can say anything, she starts to tell him how she discovered that she still has much to learn about being a Slayer and wants him to be his Watcher again.
--> '''Buffy:''' So, I just talked all over you. You had something to say too.
--> '''Giles:''' No. It was... it was nothing.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Peggy wants to tell Dale the truth that Joseph is not really his son. However, when he and Joseph share a [[HeartwarmingMoments rather heartwarming moment]], Peggy decides to keep it a secret.
* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Haley is wounded and appears to be dying. She pulls Elan close and finally starts to say "I love you" when the party cleric Durkon pokes his head in to cast Cure Light Wounds on her. She [[LastSecondWordSwap quickly appends]] her statement to "I love ukeleles."
* In ''Series/OnceUponATime'', Mulan, having finally [[CannotSpitItOut gotten up the courage]], is about to confess to Aurora that [[BiTheWay she loves her]]. But Aurora interrupts her because she can't hold in her own exciting news--she is pregnant with Philip's baby! Naturally, when urged to continue with what she was going to say, Mulan can only feign happiness for Aurora's news, then claim she only wanted to say [[DramaticIrony she's joining Robin Hood's Merry Men]]...[[TearJerker and walk off heartbroken]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'' Fred is coaxed into by Wilma to have The Water Buffalo Lodge accept Women into it. When Fred goes to do it another member says the same thing only to get thrown out of the group. Fred wisely forgets what he was going to say.
* ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'': In "Close Encounters Of The Absurd Kind," Dr. Zok ejects DM and penfold in their Mk. III car out of his spaceship. As it plummets:
-->'''Penfold:''' We're falling into the sea! (''DM gains control as it now sails horizontally'')
-->'''DM:''' You were saying?
-->'''Penfold:''' Well, I thought we were.
* The WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon "Wackiki Wabbit" starts off with two adrift castaways. The skinny guy looks at his fat partner and [[MeatOVision imagines him as a hamburger]]:
-->'''Skinny:''' And...hold the onions.
-->'''Fat:''' Huh? What'd you say?
-->'''Skinny:''' (''composing himself'') Oh...nothing.
* In ''Anime/TheIdolmaster'', Haruka has been getting increasingly upset about what's been going on, but no one seems to notice and she couldn't even place it herself. When she's finally ready to let it out, the Producer shows up and she starts to tell him. Before she gets to anything important, however, Miki interrupts. When the Producer and Miki are finished, the Producer asks Haruka to finish. Unlike typical examples, when Haruka insists it was nothing, the Producer doesn't buy it, but he doesn't get to find out anyway.