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-->'''Noir:''' It's a long story\\
''(flashback to the RealityBleed)''\\
'''Noir:''' OK, maybe not that long.

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-->'''Noir:''' It's Well, it's kind of a long story\\
''(flashback ''(quickened flashback to the RealityBleed)''\\
RealityBleed event, cutting to them thrown against a billboard)''\\
'''Noir:''' OK, maybe Maybe not that long.


* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse'', Noir describes his arrival along with Peni and Spider-Ham as this, then says it wasn't really that long.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse'', Noir describes his arrival along with Peni and Spider-Ham as this, then says it wasn't really this:
-->'''Noir:''' It's a long story\\
''(flashback to the RealityBleed)''\\
'''Noir:''' OK, maybe not
that long.

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* The protagonist of ''Literature/TheForeverWar'' gets tired of having to explain why he's YoungerThanTheyLook (due to TimeDilation from traveling faster than light) and eventually just resorts to this trope.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'': During the Box Top Robbery arc, Rocky and Bullwinkle find themselves in an elevator car floating in the river.
-->'''Navy officer''': An elevator car, in the river?\\
'''Rocky''': It's a long story.\\
'''Bullwinkle''': [[LampshadeHanging And pretty involved, too.]]

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* ''Series/Arrow'': Ray Palmer quotes this verbatim as to how exactly he's a minister.


* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse'', Noir describes his arrival along with Peni and Spider-Ham as this, then says it wasn't really not that long.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse'', Noir describes his arrival along with Peni and Spider-Ham as this, then says it wasn't really not that long.


Compare ItMakesSenseInContext where this trope is used but not invoked, or ToMakeALongStoryShort, where the events are quickly recapped.

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Compare ItMakesSenseInContext where this trope is used but not invoked, or ToMakeALongStoryShort, where the events are quickly recapped. Often overlaps with NoTimeToExplain.

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** From the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' spin-off. In "Fredless", Wesley has to bring the Burkles up to speed whilst Angel is fighting a big demon bug.
-->"Angel's a vampire. He has a soul, but it's a long story. I'll tell you about it if we don't end up dying."


* Shrek says this to Fiona at the end of ''WesternAnimation/ShrekFourD'' after she gets confused by Donkey's desire to make waffles.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/ShrekFourD'' at Ride/UniversalStudios, Shrek says this to Fiona after she gets confused by Donkey's desire to make waffles.
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* In ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded'', the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' video ends with Snape traveling back to the past to kill Tom Riddle, preventing Voldamort from existing. Immediately, a minister questions Snape's actions.
-->'''Snape:''' Just saved your life, as well as countless others... It's a long story. No I mean a ''really long'' story like so long if I wrote all down it would take [[LampshadeHanging seven books.]]\\
'''Minister:''' Or eight movies.

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* In ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded'', the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' video ends with Snape traveling back to the past to kill a young Tom Riddle, Riddle during his first meeting with Dumbledore, preventing Voldamort Voldemort from existing. Immediately, a minister Dumbledore questions Snape's actions.
-->'''Snape:''' Just saved saving your life, life in the future, as well as countless others... It's a long story. No I mean a ''really long'' story like story, like, so long if I wrote all down it would take at least [[LampshadeHanging seven books.]]\\
'''Minister:''' ''Dumbledore:''' Or eight movies.

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* Peter Parker, the original [[ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan Spider-Man]] in the ComicBook/UltimateMarvel universe, died fighting against the Sinister Six. ComicBook/MilesMorales became the new Spider-Man after that. He got powers from a experimental spider that his uncle stole, but only used them when Parker died and got a "ItsAllMyFault" angst because he may have helped if he was a super hero. When Miles, alongside the ComicBook/AllNewUltimates, fought against Diamondback, she could not understand how could there be a new Spider-Man. He simply said that it was a long story.





* In ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManIntoTheSpiderVerse'', Noir describes his arrival along with Peni and Spider-Ham as this, then says it wasn't really not that long.



** In the Epilogue of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'', when the Fortellers ask [[spoiler:Luxu]] AKA [[spoiler:Xigbar]] what his role was during the saga, he responds "I hope you like long stories"

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** In the Epilogue of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'', when the Fortellers ask [[spoiler:Luxu]] AKA [[spoiler:Xigbar]] [[spoiler:Luxu, who is Xigbar]] what his role was during the saga, he responds "I hope you like long stories"stories."
* ''VideoGame/TheMessenger2018'': The Ninja comes across several Phobekins, [[IronicName who are named after their phobias]], at the spot of their fears. When asked about how they got there, they all replied it's a very long story.


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* In ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded'', the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' video ends with Snape traveling back to the past to kill Tom Riddle, preventing Voldamort from existing. Immediately, a minister questions Snape's actions.
-->'''Snape:''' Just saved your life, as well as countless others... It's a long story. No I mean a ''really long'' story like so long if I wrote all down it would take [[LampshadeHanging seven books.]]\\
'''Minister:''' Or eight movies.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'', The Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future, describes each of his stories as this and advises the group to get snacks before he starts. Once he's done with overly long tales, Shake and Meatwad listened to the whole thing while Frylock and Carl got tired and sleeped during it.


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* In the ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'' episode "[[Recap/ReadyJetGoS2E19AstronautEllenOchoa Astronaut Ellen Ochoa]]"Dr. Bergs says this word for word when Ellen finds his mug with her face on it.

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