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This trope happens when a character in love recites (or otherwise shows knowledge of) tiny details about the object of his/her affection, showing how well he/she knows the other. The amount or obscurity of the detail suggests the intensity of feeling on the part of the speaker, although practical circumstances may limit the amount of information that is available.

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This trope happens when a character in love recites recite (or otherwise shows show knowledge of) tiny details about the object of his/her their affection, showing how well he/she knows they know the other. The amount or obscurity of the detail suggests the intensity of feeling on the part of the speaker, although practical circumstances may limit the amount of information that is available.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. When Buffy is brought back from the dead, she asks Spike how long she's been away. Spike says the exact number of days without having to think about it.


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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "The Voyager Conspiracy", Seven of Nine has an attack of paranoia and tries to flee Voyager. Captain Janeway recites significant moments in their relationship from memory, then kneels down in the marriage proposal position and gives Seven the [[PuppyDogEyes Gooey Look]]. SlashFic ensued.

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* The Creator/NisioIsin oneshot manga ''Henshin Gambo!'' features its heroine, a girl playing matchmaker for the protagonist Sunaki and her friend, listing [[ReasonYouSuckSpeech every single thing about him]] that would be offputting to women. It's actually an early sign that [[MatchmakerCrush she has feelings for Sunaki]], given she also lists mundane details that no one would pay attention to on first glance.


-->'''Deeks:''' I know that you love mojitos and {{techno}} music at the Apex Hotel.I know that you played college softball.I know that you dressed up like a [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle]] as a kid for [[AllHallowsEve Halloween]]. I know that you keep a journal. I know you wanna have an oregano garden, even though you are a notorious plant killer. I know that your favorite [[Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock New Kid on the Block]] was Joey [=McIntyre=]. And why not? Because he was the dreamiest. Bam. Oh, and I also know that you hide girlie magazines under your bathroom sink.

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-->'''Deeks:''' I know that you love mojitos and {{techno}} music at the Apex Hotel.I know that you played college softball.I know that you dressed up like a [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle]] as a kid for [[AllHallowsEve [[UsefulNotes/AllHallowsEve Halloween]]. I know that you keep a journal. I know you wanna have an oregano garden, even though you are a notorious plant killer. I know that your favorite [[Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock New Kid on the Block]] was Joey [=McIntyre=]. And why not? Because he was the dreamiest. Bam. Oh, and I also know that you hide girlie magazines under your bathroom sink.


* PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar''. When Shirogane claims that Kaguya probably doesn't even remember his birthday since he only ever told her once, she mentally lists off his birthday, blood type, ''and'' birth weight (with a caption noting that he never told her the last two things).

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar''. When Shirogane claims that Kaguya probably doesn't even remember his birthday since he only ever told her once, she mentally lists off his birthday, horoscope sign, blood type, ''and'' birth weight (with a caption noting that he never told her the last two things).

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar''. When Shirogane claims that Kaguya probably doesn't even remember his birthday since he only ever told her once, she mentally lists off his birthday, blood type, ''and'' birth weight (with a caption noting that he never told her the last two things).


* ''Film/FantasticBeastsCrimesOfGrindelwald'': Newt Scamander is enamored with how Tina Goldstein's eyes are like a salamander's. There's also him digressing a bit when he notices how narrow Tina's footprints are.

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* ''Film/FantasticBeastsCrimesOfGrindelwald'': ''Film/FantasticBeastsTheCrimesOfGrindelwald'': Newt Scamander is enamored with how Tina Goldstein's eyes are like a salamander's. There's also him digressing a bit when he notices how narrow Tina's footprints are.

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* ''Film/FantasticBeastsCrimesOfGrindelwald'': Newt Scamander is enamored with how Tina Goldstein's eyes are like a salamander's. There's also him digressing a bit when he notices how narrow Tina's footprints are.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons:'' In [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E22BloodFeud "Blood Feud"]], Marge demonstrates an intimate knowledge of not just her husband but her whole family, including Homer's blood type and earmuff size, Lisa's ring and shoe sizes, and Bart's number of teeth and allergies.

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In [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS2E22BloodFeud "Blood Feud"]], Marge demonstrates an intimate knowledge of not just her husband but her whole family, including Homer's blood type and earmuff size, Lisa's ring and shoe sizes, and Bart's number of teeth and allergies.allergies.
** In [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E9ElViajeMisteriosoDeNuestroJomer ""El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer]], when Homer fears that Marge may not be his soulmate, he is reassured when she manages to track him down using everything she knows about him:
-->'''Marge:'''Well, I was sure you'd be on foot because you always say public transportation is for losers. And I was sure you'd head west because Springfield slopes down that way. And then I saw the lighthouse and I remembered how you love blinking lights, like the one on the waffle iron.


-->'''Deeks:''' I know your favorite movie on the planet is ''Film/{{Titanic}}''.

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-->'''Deeks:''' I know your favorite movie on the planet is ''Film/{{Titanic}}''.''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}''.

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** Eric and Nell get an almost identical scene in season 8's "Getaway."

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* The Creator/BenFolds / Creator/NickHornby collaboration "Password" is sung from the perspective of a guy who memorizes small details about his crush in an attempt to win her over. While she's a little creeped out at first, she does agree to a relationship [[spoiler:which ends when she gets bored and cheats on him. The song suggests that knowing the details of a person's life isn't the same as knowing the person.]]


* Towards the end of ''Anime/CrossAnge,'' the BigBad, who is unhealthily obsessed with the title heroine, tries to demoralize her boyfriend Tusk by telling him how exactly he will seduce her. Tusk quickly [[NoSell no-sells]] his attempt, saying that he already knows Ange in more intimate ways than the BigBad can ever hope to, including how many moles she has on her inner thigh.

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* Towards the end of ''Anime/CrossAnge,'' the BigBad, who is unhealthily obsessed with the title heroine, tries to demoralize her boyfriend Tusk by telling him how exactly he will seduce her. Tusk quickly [[NoSell no-sells]] {{no sell}}s his attempt, saying that he already knows Ange in more intimate ways than the BigBad can ever hope to, including how many moles she has on her inner thigh.


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* Just before the climactic penultimate scene in ''Film/BallOfFire'', Sugarpuss has a LoveEpiphany during her shotgun wedding to the gangster she was desperate to elope with and realises that she has feelings for the shy English professor Bertram. Her boyfriend doesn't believe her, so she lists all the little things she finds cute about Bertram, from his waistcoasts always being misbuttoned to his naivety towards love, seen in the scene when she kissed him three times and he ran out of the room flustered.

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* Characters in ''VideoGame/TomodachiLife'' who are in a relationship will sometimes ask you if they can tell you something about their significant other, then go on a long ramble along these lines, and parents will sometimes brag about their children the same way. The game lampshades this by using a FastForwardGag to reduce everything after the first few lines to BlahBlahBlah.

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* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The Deadly Years," Kirk's OldFlame Jan Wallace knows (almost) exactly how long it's been since she last saw him: "Six years, four months, and an odd number of days. You mean you don't know?"

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