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** Also in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'', Moist is a con man, and so demonstrates how good he is at this when some people who run the clacks go into technicals.

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** Also in ''Discworld/GoingPostal'', In ''Literature/GoingPostal'', Moist is a con man, and so demonstrates how good he is at this when some people who run the clacks go into technicals.

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* In ''Webcomic/LatchkeyKingdom'', when the dungeon rats give Willa a piece of [[PrecisionGuidedBoomerang unidentifiable garbage]] as a reward for slaying the [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Navi]] rip-off, the InteractiveNarrator advises her to just smile and nod to avoid being rude.


* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'': One of Skipper's catchphrases. "Just smile and wave, boys," along with, "Cute and cuddly, boys, cute and cuddly." Also used in the first movie.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'': One of Skipper's catchphrases. "Just smile and wave, boys," along with, "Cute and cuddly, boys, cute and cuddly." Also used in the first movie. The {{irony}}, of course, being that the penguins are more often than not the insane ones, and are deliberately invoking CutenessProximity to make people drop their guard around them.


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* ''Anime/YugiohGX''. Dimitri, a [[MonsterOfTheWeek Duelist of the Week]] whose shtick is copying the decks and strategies of other players, is apparently convinced he's Yugi Muto when he steals Yugi's original deck and challenges Jaden with it.
-->'''Dimitri:''' That move takes me back to our duel against Seto Kaiba at Battle City. Those were some good times, weren't they old friend?
-->'''Syrus:''' Battle City? This guy's gone batty!
-->'''Chumley:''' Just smile and nod Sy, smile, and nod.

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* ''Anime/YugiohGX''.''Anime/YuGiOhGX''. Dimitri, a [[MonsterOfTheWeek Duelist of the Week]] whose shtick is copying the decks and strategies of other players, is apparently convinced he's Yugi Muto when he steals Yugi's original deck and challenges Jaden with it.
-->'''Dimitri:''' That move takes me back to our duel against Seto Kaiba at Battle City. Those were some good times, weren't they old friend?
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friend?\\
'''Syrus:'''
Battle City? This guy's gone batty!
-->'''Chumley:'''
batty!\\
'''Chumley:'''
Just smile and nod Sy, smile, and nod.
nod.



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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': This is the Archchancellor's stock reaction when Ponder Stibbons tries to explain anything to him. At least, when he's not [[SidetrackedByTheAnalogy confused by the metaphors]]. He's had to cut down on the habit, however, as Stibbons tends to play this to his advantage, which has resulted in Ridcully finding his signature in things he "agreed to".
** Also in Discworld/GoingPostal, Moist is a con man, and so demonstrates how good he is at this when some people who run the clacks go into technicals.
* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', Ward uses this while ObfuscatingStupidity, to pretend that he doesn't understand something someone tries to explain to him. He also causes this reaction in people, intentionally, at one point by explaining the exact difference between two different kinds of sheep. In great detail.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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This is the Archchancellor's stock reaction when Ponder Stibbons tries to explain anything to him. At least, when he's not [[SidetrackedByTheAnalogy confused by the metaphors]]. He's had to cut down on the habit, however, as Stibbons tends to play this to his advantage, which has resulted in Ridcully finding his signature in things he "agreed to".
** Also in Discworld/GoingPostal, ''Discworld/GoingPostal'', Moist is a con man, and so demonstrates how good he is at this when some people who run the clacks go into technicals.
* ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'': In ''Literature/DragonBones'', Ward uses this while ObfuscatingStupidity, to pretend that he doesn't understand something someone tries to explain to him. He also causes this reaction in people, intentionally, at one point by explaining the exact difference between two different kinds of sheep. In great detail.
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* Brought up in ''Series/DoctorWho'' on how to respond to the Doctor explaining something that makes no sense to...[[LastOfHisKind anyone else]]. Specifically in "Blink", Martha notes you should just nod when he takes a breath.

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* Penny on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' does this when the science jargon goes over her head (which is all the time).
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
Brought up in ''Series/DoctorWho'' on as how to respond to the Doctor explaining something that makes no sense to...to... [[LastOfHisKind anyone else]]. Specifically in "Blink", [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink "Blink"]], Martha notes you should just nod when he takes a breath.



-->'''Will''': Now remember: agree with everything I say and disagree with everything they say.
-->'''Carlton''': Why don't I just smile and nod?
-->'''Will''': [beat] Even better.
* In ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'', The FBI gang do this when Charlie explains some very complicated math theories.

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-->'''Will''': Now remember: agree with everything I say and disagree with everything they say.
-->'''Carlton''':
say.\\
'''Carlton''':
Why don't I just smile and nod?
-->'''Will''':
nod?\\
'''Will''':
[beat] Even better.
* In ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'', The FBI gang do this when Charlie explains some very complicated math theories.On ''Series/{{Friends}}'', there's a montage dedicated to moments where Joey does this, due to not understanding the other five's conversation.



* In ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'', the FBI gang do this when Charlie explains some very complicated math theories.



* Penny on Series/TheBigBangTheory does this when the science jargon goes over her head (which is all the time).
* On ''Series/{{Friends}}'', there's a montage dedicated to moments where Joey does this, due to not understanding the other five's conversation.



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* [[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Someone-Says-Something-Odd-Just-Smile-And-Nod-/364128950785 A Facebook group.]]

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* In one episode of Series/{{Sharpe}} the titular hero ends up at dinner with Mad King George (the third, to be precise), who starts telling the tale of one of Sharpe's earlier adventures to his guests. One of the other gentlemen present kindly explains the situation:

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* In one episode of Series/{{Sharpe}} ''Series/{{Sharpe}}'': in ''[[Recap/SharpeS4E1SharpesRegiment Sharpe's Regiment]]'', the titular hero ends up at dinner with Mad King George (the third, to be precise), who starts telling the tale of one of Sharpe's earlier adventures to his guests. One of the other gentlemen present kindly explains the situation:

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->''"Just smile and wave, boys. Smile and wave."''
-->--'''Skipper''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}''


* This is regarded as standard policy for dealing with Brian from ''{{Rhapsodies}}'' when he's in [[http://rhapsodies.wpmorse.com/comic/10152009/ full rant mode.]]

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* This is regarded as standard policy for dealing with Brian from ''{{Rhapsodies}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Rhapsodies}}'' when he's in [[http://rhapsodies.wpmorse.com/comic/10152009/ full rant mode.]]


-->'''Chumley:''' Just smile and nod Sy, smile and nod.

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-->'''Chumley:''' Just smile and nod Sy, smile smile, and nod.



* ''Film/WizardsOfWaverlyPlaceTheMovie''. Alex can't understand the locals, but uses a spell to create a literal caption floating in the air that translates for her. The locals talk about how she's a strange girl and maybe if they just smile and nod she'll go away.

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* ''Film/WizardsOfWaverlyPlaceTheMovie''. Alex can't understand the locals, locals but uses a spell to create a literal caption floating in the air that translates for her. The locals talk about how she's a strange girl and maybe if they just smile and nod she'll go away.



* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': This is the Arch-chancellor's stock reaction when Ponder Stibbons tries to explain anything to him. At least, when he's not [[SidetrackedByTheAnalogy confused by the metaphors]]. He's had to cut down on the habit, however, as Stibbons tends to play this to his advantage, which has resulted in Ridcully finding his signature in things he "agreed to".

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': This is the Arch-chancellor's Archchancellor's stock reaction when Ponder Stibbons tries to explain anything to him. At least, when he's not [[SidetrackedByTheAnalogy confused by the metaphors]]. He's had to cut down on the habit, however, as Stibbons tends to play this to his advantage, which has resulted in Ridcully finding his signature in things he "agreed to".



* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', Ward uses this while ObfuscatingStupidity, to pretend that he doesn'T understand something someone tries to explain to him. He also causes this reaction in people, intentionally, at one point by explaining the exact difference between two different kinds of sheep. In great detail.

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* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', Ward uses this while ObfuscatingStupidity, to pretend that he doesn'T doesn't understand something someone tries to explain to him. He also causes this reaction in people, intentionally, at one point by explaining the exact difference between two different kinds of sheep. In great detail.



* In ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'', The FBI gang do this when Charlie explain some very complicated math theories.

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* In ''Series/{{Numb3rs}}'', The FBI gang do this when Charlie explain explains some very complicated math theories.



* Penny on Series/TheBigBangTheory does this when the science jargon goes over head (which is all the time).

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* Penny on Series/TheBigBangTheory does this when the science jargon goes over her head (which is all the time).




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* This is regarded as standard policy for dealing with Brian from ''{{Rhapsodies}}'' when he's in [[http://rhapsodies.wpmorse.com/comic/10152009/ full rant mode.]]



* [[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Someone-Says-Something-Odd-Just-Smile-And-Nod-/364128950785 A facebook group.]]

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* [[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Someone-Says-Something-Odd-Just-Smile-And-Nod-/364128950785 A facebook Facebook group.]]


* On Series/{{Friends}}, there's a montage dedicated to moments where Joey does this, due to not understanding the other five's conversation.

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* On Series/{{Friends}}, ''Series/{{Friends}}'', there's a montage dedicated to moments where Joey does this, due to not understanding the other five's conversation.


* On ''Series/Friends'' , there's a montage dedicated to moments where Joey does this, due to not understanding the other five's conversation.

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* On ''Series/Friends'' , Series/{{Friends}}, there's a montage dedicated to moments where Joey does this, due to not understanding the other five's conversation.


* On ''Series/Friends'', there's a montage dedicated to moments where Joey does this, due to not understanding the other five's conversation.

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* On ''Series/Friends'', ''Series/Friends'' , there's a montage dedicated to moments where Joey does this, due to not understanding the other five's conversation.


* On Series/Friends, there's a montage dedicated to moments where Joey does this, due to not understanding the other five's conversation.

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* On Series/Friends, ''Series/Friends'', there's a montage dedicated to moments where Joey does this, due to not understanding the other five's conversation.



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* On Series/Friends, there's a montage dedicated to moments where Joey does this, due to not understanding the other five's conversation.


* ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''. Alex can't understand the locals, but uses a spell to create a literal caption floating in the air that translates for her. The locals talk about how she's a strange girl and maybe if they just smile and nod she'll go away.

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* ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''.''Film/WizardsOfWaverlyPlaceTheMovie''. Alex can't understand the locals, but uses a spell to create a literal caption floating in the air that translates for her. The locals talk about how she's a strange girl and maybe if they just smile and nod she'll go away.



* Played very sadly in ''[[Creator/CharlieChaplin Chaplin]]'': Charlie has just gotten news that [[spoiler:Hetty Kelly, the first girl he ever loved,]] died several years previously, and reels from the news, trying not to break down in tears. Moments later, his train pulls into the station and a huge crowd of fans is waiting on the platform. A friend asks "What do we do, Charlie?" and he replies simply "Smile," referring to the famous song to which he wrote the music. He then gets off the train and greets them all as if nothing's wrong.

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* Played very sadly in ''[[Creator/CharlieChaplin Chaplin]]'': ''Film/{{Chaplin}}'': Charlie has just gotten news that [[spoiler:Hetty Kelly, the first girl he ever loved,]] died several years previously, and reels from the news, trying not to break down in tears. Moments later, his train pulls into the station and a huge crowd of fans is waiting on the platform. A friend asks "What do we do, Charlie?" and he replies simply "Smile," referring to the famous song to which he wrote the music. He then gets off the train and greets them all as if nothing's wrong.



* ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'': One of Skipper's catchphrases. "Just smile and wave, boys," along with, "Cute and cuddly, boys, cute and cuddly." Also used in the first movie.

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* ''ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'': ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'': One of Skipper's catchphrases. "Just smile and wave, boys," along with, "Cute and cuddly, boys, cute and cuddly." Also used in the first movie.


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