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* In {{VideoGame/Tales From The Borderlands}}, Vaughn does this to determine of Rhys is telling the truth about there being a Handsome Jack AI that only Rhys can see being present, holding the fingers behind his back to Jack can look behind him. Which is a little odd, as the only reason Rhys can see Jack is that he's inside the cybernetic implants Rhys has had installed, so it's unclear how he can see anything Rhys can't.

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* ''[[Literature/CiaphasCain Duty Calls]]'': Alluded to when Cain decides to check himself out of the hospital after suffering a concussion.
--> "I'd advise against it," the chirugeon had told me, holding up an indeterminate number of blurry fingers in front of my eyes.


--> "Why do you think we're here?" (Drogyn moves closer) And what's your favourite colour, what's your favourite song, who's the goalkeeper for Manchester Utd and how many fingers am I holding up?" (gives him a two-fingered salute)
* In an episode of ''Series/FatherTed'', Ted uses this trope in an effort to see how (relatively) sober Jack is[[note]]This is after Jack drank, of all things, ''Toilet Duck''.[[/note]]. Jack amazingly gives the right answer, but the camera then cuts to his POV, to show a satanic figure waving a collection of glowing fingers all roughly the size of baseball bats.

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--> "Why do you think we're here?" (Drogyn moves closer) And ""And what's your favourite colour, what's your favourite song, who's the goalkeeper for Manchester Utd and how many fingers am I holding up?" (gives him a two-fingered salute)
* In an episode of ''Series/FatherTed'', Ted uses this trope in an effort to see how (relatively) sober Jack is[[note]]This is.[[note]]This is after Jack drank, of all things, ''Toilet Duck''.[[/note]]. [[/note]] Jack amazingly gives the right answer, but the camera then cuts to his POV, to show a satanic figure waving a collection of glowing fingers all roughly the size of baseball bats.


* In ''Film/McFarlandUSA'', Coach White (an assistant coach) does this early in the movie, holding a kid out of the game for answering "September?". It causes friction between him and the head coach.

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* In ''Film/McFarlandUSA'', Coach White (an assistant coach) does this early in the movie, holding a kid out of the game for answering "September?". "September?" It causes friction between him and the head coach.



* During the football game in ''[[{{Literature/Mash}} M*A*S*H]]'' Duke and Hawkeye team up to take the opposing team's star player out of the game with a nasty double tackle. When his coach asks him the classic question after he is carried off the field, the answer is "fifteen".

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* During the football game in ''[[{{Literature/Mash}} M*A*S*H]]'' M*A*S*H]]'', Duke and Hawkeye team up to take the opposing team's star player out of the game with a nasty double tackle. When his coach asks him the classic question after he is carried off the field, the answer is "fifteen".


* In ''McFarlandUSA'', Coach White (an assistant coach) does this early in the movie, holding a kid out of the game for answering "September?". It causes friction between him and the head coach.

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* In ''McFarlandUSA'', ''Film/McFarlandUSA'', Coach White (an assistant coach) does this early in the movie, holding a kid out of the game for answering "September?". It causes friction between him and the head coach.


* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' in [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2001-08-06 this]] strip.

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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' [[spoiler:Doythaban and his [[CloningBlues gate-clone]]]] do this to [[TheCaptain Tagon]] after surprising him in [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2001-08-06 this]] strip.strip of ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''.
-->'''Tagon:''' Crap on a crutch, there are two of you!\\
'''[[spoiler:Doythaban #1]]:''' Wow. Even started, the captain can count.\\
'''[[spoiler:Doythaban #2]]:''' (holds up there fingers) Hey, how many fingers an I holding up?\\
'''Tagon:''' Seven less than I plan to break if you don't make with the storytelling.

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* ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'': When Hutch has a concussion, Starsky holds up two fingers and asks "How many fingers do I got up?" Hutch answers, "One."

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* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' in [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2001-08-06 this]] strip.


* In an episode of ''Series/FatherTed'', Ted uses this trope in an effort to see how (relatively) sober Jack is. Jack amazingly gives the right answer, but the camera then cuts to his POV, to show a satanic figure waving a collection of glowing fingers all roughly the size of baseball bats.

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* In an episode of ''Series/FatherTed'', Ted uses this trope in an effort to see how (relatively) sober Jack is.is[[note]]This is after Jack drank, of all things, ''Toilet Duck''.[[/note]]. Jack amazingly gives the right answer, but the camera then cuts to his POV, to show a satanic figure waving a collection of glowing fingers all roughly the size of baseball bats.


* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/MakingMoney'' Igor asks this from Hubert Turvy, holding a jar full of fingers.

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* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld/MakingMoney'' Igor asks this from Hubert Turvy, holding a Turvy. Hubert replies "thirteen".
---> '''Igor:'''(putting the
jar full of fingers.away) Very good, thur! Well done!



** In one of the books an Igor asks this question and gets "thirteen" for an answer.
---> '''Igor:''' Very good, thur! Well done!

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** In another episode, Percy has been blinded and Taliesin simulates this by staring straight at the camera and not looking at his fellow players. Grog asks him this question, but Percy guesses what he's really doing:
--> '''Percy:''' ...''[[FlippingTheBird One]]''.


* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSchnookumsAndMeatFunnyCartoonShow'', Obadiah asks this to Pith Possum after an accident. He wearily responds "Seven."

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSchnookumsAndMeatFunnyCartoonShow'', ''WesternAnimation/TheShnookumsAndMeatFunnyCartoonShow'', Obadiah asks this to Pith Possum after an accident. He wearily responds "Seven."


* In ''Series/DeadliestCatch'', a greenhorn crewmember on the ''Wizard'' named Chris collapsed and started going into shock. Captain Keith used this phrase, holding up two fingers. The greenhorn, suffering double vision at the time but barely able to choke out the words, answered "four".

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* In ''Series/DeadliestCatch'', a greenhorn crewmember on the ''Wizard'' named Chris collapsed and started going into shock. Captain Keith used this phrase, holding up two fingers. The greenhorn, greenhorn can barely choke out "four"[[note]]Chris was suffering double a complete body shutdown but went on to make a full recovery. He later returned to explain that his vision at had been fine but he intentionally gave the time wrong answer because he was struggling to speak but barely able needed to choke out tell the words, answered "four".crew that he was in real trouble[[/note]].


* The askee gets snarky, asking how many fingers ''they're'' holding up.[[labelnote:+]]The correct answer is [[FlippingTheBird "one"]]. Possibly two if you're British.[[/labelnote]]

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* The askee gets snarky, asking how many fingers ''they're'' holding up.[[labelnote:+]]The correct answer is [[FlippingTheBird "one"]]. Possibly two if you're British. And that one finger can vary depending on where you are.[[/labelnote]]


* One scene in Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro has Neuro asking this to Yako, while he has his hand morphed into some sort of EldritchAbomination which makes answering the question rather difficult.

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* One scene in Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro ''Manga/MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro'' has Neuro asking this to Yako, while he has his hand morphed into some sort of EldritchAbomination which makes answering the question rather difficult.

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