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--> '''Captain:''' ''(signalling through eye contact)'' Do any of the others have devil fruit powers?
--> '''Underling:''' ''(thinking)'' He must be asking if I have the situation under control... ''(aloud)'' Leave everything to me!

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--> '''Captain:''' ''(signalling -->'''Captain:''' ''[signalling through eye contact)'' contact]'' Do any of the others have devil fruit powers?
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powers?\\
'''Underling:''' ''(thinking)'' ''[thinking]'' He must be asking if I have the situation under control... ''(aloud)'' ''[aloud]'' Leave everything to me!



* In ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', Panther finally finds Shin, but then remembers that he can't speak Japanese. So he tries to motion that he wants to test his skills against him. Shin concludes that Panther's hungry.

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* In ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'', ''Manga/Eyeshield21'':
**
Panther finally finds Shin, but then remembers that he can't speak Japanese. So he tries to motion that he wants to test his skills against him. Shin concludes that Panther's hungry.



* ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} has a subversion: Garfield successfully mimes a message to Jon ("You're standing in my food"), but Jon doesn't get that he is, in fact, ankle-deep in Garfield's food bowl. He thinks it's just a game of Charades, where he was supposed to guess a message (like a movie title) that has nothing to do with the situation at hand.

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* ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' has a subversion: Garfield successfully mimes a message to Jon ("You're standing in my food"), but Jon doesn't get that he is, in fact, ankle-deep in Garfield's food bowl. He thinks it's just a game of Charades, where he was supposed to guess a message (like a movie title) that has nothing to do with the situation at hand.



* In the ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Symbiosis}}'', Ash misinterprets Pikachu's hand signals for leash as a noose.

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* In the ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Symbiosis}}'', Ash misinterprets Pikachu's hand signals for leash as a noose.



* Disney:
** In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', Yzma's plan to poison Kuzco has failed, instead turning him into a llama. Kuzco hasn't noticed, and continues their dinner conversation. Yzma starts beating two pieces of broccoli together, trying to tell Kronk to knock him out. He thinks she's just asking for more broccoli. Yzma finally gets the message across by pounding her palm with her fist.
** In ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', Lilo's sister tries to prompt Lilo from behind the social worker's back. It all goes well until Lilo misinterprets an enthusiastic gesture, a five-finger "stop" reaction, and a face palm as "I get... disciplined? Five times a day, with bricks!"

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* Disney:
**
In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', Yzma's plan to poison Kuzco has failed, instead turning him into a llama. Kuzco hasn't noticed, and continues their dinner conversation. Yzma starts beating two pieces of broccoli together, trying to tell Kronk to knock him out. He thinks she's just asking for more broccoli. Yzma finally gets the message across by pounding her palm with her fist.
** * In ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', Lilo's sister tries to prompt Lilo from behind the social worker's back. It all goes well until Lilo misinterprets an enthusiastic gesture, a five-finger "stop" reaction, and a face palm as "I get... disciplined? Five times a day, with bricks!"



* In the AnimatedAdaptation of ''[[Recap/AsterixInBritain Asterix in Britain]]'', the Roman invasion fleet is being coordinated by a centurion using hand flags. Just then a seagull lands on his helmet. His frantic efforts to brush it off inadvertently signal the catapults to open fire on their own ships.

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* In the AnimatedAdaptation of ''[[Recap/AsterixInBritain Asterix in Britain]]'', ''Recap/AsterixInBritain'', the Roman invasion fleet is being coordinated by a centurion using hand flags. Just then a seagull lands on his helmet. His frantic efforts to brush it off inadvertently signal the catapults to open fire on their own ships.



-->'''Jason:''' Okay, Gwen, put me back on with him.
-->'''Gwen:''' That's what I've been trying to tell you, Jason. You ''are'' back with him.
-->'''Sarris:''' Perhaps I am not as stupid as I am ugly, commander!
-->'''Jason:''' ''(to Gwen)'' I gave you the 'kill' gesture.
-->'''Gwen:''' No, you gave me the 'we're dead' sign. I was agreeing with you. Like I know where the 'hold' button is.

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-->'''Jason:''' Okay, Gwen, put me back on with him.
-->'''Gwen:'''
him.\\
'''Gwen:'''
That's what I've been trying to tell you, Jason. You ''are'' back with him.
-->'''Sarris:'''
him.\\
'''Sarris:'''
Perhaps I am not as stupid as I am ugly, commander!
-->'''Jason:''' ''(to Gwen)''
commander!\\
'''Jason:''' ''[to Gwen]''
I gave you the 'kill' gesture.
-->'''Gwen:'''
"kill" gesture.\\
'''Gwen:'''
No, you gave me the 'we're dead' "we're dead" sign. I was agreeing with you. Like I know where the 'hold' "hold" button is.



-->'''Chico:''' Where's your seventy dollars?
-->'''Harpo:''' ''(shrugs and holds up ten fingers)''
-->'''Chico:''' You only got ten? What did you do with the other sixty?
-->'''Harpo:''' ''(outlines an hourglass figure in the air and whistles suggestively)''
-->'''Chico:''' Ohhhh. You buy a snake, huh?

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-->'''Chico:''' Where's your seventy dollars?
-->'''Harpo:''' ''(shrugs
dollars?\\
''[Harpo shrugs
and holds up ten fingers)''
-->'''Chico:'''
fingers]''\\
'''Chico:'''
You only got ten? What did you do with the other sixty?
-->'''Harpo:''' ''(outlines
sixty?\\
''[Harpo outlines
an hourglass figure in the air and whistles suggestively)''
-->'''Chico:'''
suggestively]''\\
'''Chico:'''
Ohhhh. You buy a snake, huh?



* Gymnasia's life story in ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum''. HighClassCallGirl, occasionally CuteMute, known as ''Gymnasia the Silent''. No one even bothered to make sense of what she tried to say... until Pseudolous started acting as her {{Love Interest|s}} and TranslatorBuddy.
* In ''Film/DownPeriscope'', Creator/KelseyGrammer's character LCDR Dodge is in command of an old diesel submarine pitted in a training exercise against the nuclear Navy. During one engagement, they hide on the bottom of the ocean, while a nuclear submarine is right above them. Trying to get the other sub to leave, he tries to get Sonar to play taped recordings of whale song against the hull. He tries, unsuccessfully, for about a minute with only gestures, which results in another crew member making completely different gestures, completely confusing Sonar.
** Becomes a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}} when, after Dodge starts over and seemingly gets his point across, Sonar misinterprets the order and ''starts making the whale noises himself''. [[spoiler: And it ''works''.]]
* In ''Film/RushHour2'', [[Creator/JackieChan Lee]] takes [[Creator/ChrisTucker Carter]] to a massage parlor in Hong Kong because Lee wants to have a talk with the [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Triad]] boss Ricky Tan (also a friend of his late father's [[spoiler:and his murderer]]). When Carter finds out, he takes his "LA cop" image a little too far and tries to strongarm Tan into going with them to the police station, not realizing that nearly every other client in the partlor is a Triad member. When Lee half-winks and nods to the side, he's trying to get Carter to leave before it's too late. Unfortunately, Carter assumes Lee wants him to grab Tan and drag him out of the parlor. Cue dozens of henchmen getting up to defend Tan.

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* Gymnasia's life story in ''Theatre/AFunnyThingHappenedOnTheWayToTheForum''. HighClassCallGirl, occasionally CuteMute, known as ''Gymnasia the Silent''. No one No-one even bothered to make sense of what she tried to say... until Pseudolous started acting as her {{Love Interest|s}} and TranslatorBuddy.
* In ''Film/DownPeriscope'', Creator/KelseyGrammer's character LCDR Dodge is in command of an old diesel submarine pitted in a training exercise against the nuclear Navy. During one engagement, they hide on the bottom of the ocean, while a nuclear submarine is right above them. Trying to get the other sub to leave, he tries to get Sonar to play taped recordings of whale song against the hull. He tries, unsuccessfully, for about a minute with only gestures, which results in another crew member making completely different gestures, completely confusing Sonar.
**
Sonar. Becomes a SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}} when, after Dodge starts over and seemingly gets his point across, Sonar misinterprets the order and ''starts making the whale noises himself''. [[spoiler: And it ''works''.]]
* In ''Film/RushHour2'', [[Creator/JackieChan Lee]] takes [[Creator/ChrisTucker Carter]] to a massage parlor in Hong Kong because Lee wants to have a talk with the [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Triad]] boss Ricky Tan (also a friend of his late father's [[spoiler:and his murderer]]). When Carter finds out, he takes his "LA cop" image a little too far and tries to strongarm Tan into going with them to the police station, not realizing that nearly every other client in the partlor parlor is a Triad member. When Lee half-winks and nods to the side, he's trying to get Carter to leave before it's too late. Unfortunately, Carter assumes Lee wants him to grab Tan and drag him out of the parlor. Cue dozens of henchmen getting up to defend Tan.



-->'''Beetlejuice''': [Shows image of a box of orange juice pouring out the juice]
-->'''Lydia''': Breakfast? Orange? Orange beetle? Beetle fruit? Beetle breakfast? Beetle drink? [She finally gets it] Beetle juice?

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-->'''Beetlejuice''': [Shows -->''[Beetlejuice shows an image of a box of orange juice pouring out the juice]
-->'''Lydia''':
juice]''\\
'''Lydia:'''
Breakfast? Orange? Orange beetle? Beetle fruit? Beetle breakfast? Beetle drink? [She ''[she finally gets it] it]'' Beetle juice?



[[folder:Jokes]]
* The classic old joke in which the Pope and a representative of the Jewish community debate each other in mime. ([[http://www.scripting.com/98/04/stories/moisheAndThePope.html link]])
* There's an old linguist joke about a linguist who is trying to learn a culture's language. Everything they point at has the same word in that language. At first the linguist thinks they have discovered a language consisting of a single word... Until they learn that the word they've been hearing is the culture's word for "finger".
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---> '''Dia:''' It's a human custom. A new way to miscommunicate so you can find reason to kill each other.\\

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---> '''Dia:''' --->'''Dia:''' It's a human custom. A new way to miscommunicate so you can find reason to kill each other.\\



---> '''Wes''': For a big bad X-wing warrior, you're sure rotten at saying no.\\
'''Wedge''': I didn't buy it, did I? Where were you when I needed you?\\
'''Wes''': Oh, I caught most of the show. I especially liked the part where you gave her that palms-outward sign.\\
'''Wedge''': That doesn't mean 'no' here?\\
'''Wes''': Not quite. It means you don't want it at that price but that she might want to try a better offer.
*** Lando meets up with them after a while, [[BrickJoke with a melon under his arm]].

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---> '''Wes''': --->'''Wes:''' For a big bad X-wing warrior, you're sure rotten at saying no.\\
'''Wedge''': '''Wedge:''' I didn't buy it, did I? Where were you when I needed you?\\
'''Wes''': '''Wes:''' Oh, I caught most of the show. I especially liked the part where you gave her that palms-outward sign.\\
'''Wedge''': '''Wedge:''' That doesn't mean 'no' "no" here?\\
'''Wes''': '''Wes:''' Not quite. It means you don't want it at that price but that she might want to try a better offer.
*** ::: Lando meets up with them after a while, [[BrickJoke with a melon under his arm]].



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[[folder:Live Action [[folder:Live-Action TV]]



--> [[spoiler:"How is 'Harvey Wallbanger' one word!?"]]

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--> [[spoiler:"How -->[[spoiler:'''The Doctor: How is 'Harvey Wallbanger' "Harvey Wallbanger" one word!?"]]word!?]]



-->'''Phil:''' (holds a card in front of the board)
-->'''Keely:''' X-clip.
-->'''Phil:''' (holds up a paper)
-->'''Keely:''' X-paper.
-->''(Phil shows up dressed as a cowboy and does the square dancing)''
-->'''Keely:''' X-cowboy....Dosedo...Square dancing (finally gets it right) x2.

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-->'''Phil:''' (holds -->''[Phil holds a card in front of the board)
-->'''Keely:''' X-clip.
-->'''Phil:''' (holds
board]''\\
'''Keely:''' X-clip.\\
''[Phil holds
up a paper)
-->'''Keely:''' X-paper.
-->''(Phil
paper]''\\
'''Keely:''' X-paper.\\
''[Phil
shows up dressed as a cowboy and does the square dancing)''
-->'''Keely:'''
dancing]''\\
'''Keely:'''
X-cowboy....Dosedo...Square dancing (finally gets it right) x2.



--> '''Director:''' Anyone could've missed that! I certainly couldn't have seen it! ''[nods at Bones to say something encouraging]''
--> '''Bones:''' Yes, I can't believe you missed it either.
--> '''Director:''' [[LampshadeHanging You were supposed to be encouraging!]]
--> '''Bones:''' [[TheSpock You know I can't read body language that well!]]
* Used in ''[[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]]'' Liz Lemon tries to hide the fact that Tracy went to a strip club by telling his wife that he took his pet snake to the vet. When Tracy returns and his wife asks where he was (because "I'm back from doing whatever Liz Lemon said!" wasn't sufficient enough), Liz ALMOST saves the day.
-->'''Liz Lemon''': ''(makes snake motion with hand and wiggles tongue)''
-->'''Tracy''': My cobra, Ramsey...
-->'''Liz''': ''(mimes getting sick)''
-->'''Tracy''': Yeah, it got sick, so I took it to the vet.
-->'''Liz''': ''(gives him a thumbs up and nods)''
-->'''Tracy''': And then my thumb got caught in my butt so I nodded my head until it came out.
* In ''{{Series/Extras}}'', a journalist is interviewing Maggie under the pretense that she is Andy's assistant. Andy sits behind the journalist and tries to mime answers to her that will make him look good. Maggie constantly misunderstands his mimes, giving bizarre and unflattering answers.

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--> '''Director:''' -->'''Director:''' Anyone could've missed that! I certainly couldn't have seen it! ''[nods at Bones to say something encouraging]''
-->
encouraging]''\\
'''Bones:''' Yes, I can't believe you missed it either.
-->
either.\\
'''Director:''' [[LampshadeHanging You were supposed to be encouraging!]]
-->
encouraging!]]\\
'''Bones:''' [[TheSpock You know I can't read body language that well!]]
* Used in ''[[Series/ThirtyRock 30 Rock]]'' ''Series/ThirtyRock'' Liz Lemon tries to hide the fact that Tracy went to a strip club by telling his wife that he took his pet snake to the vet. When Tracy returns and his wife asks where he was (because "I'm back from doing whatever Liz Lemon said!" wasn't sufficient enough), Liz ALMOST saves the day.
-->'''Liz Lemon''': ''(makes -->'''[Liz Lemon makes snake motion with hand and wiggles tongue)''
-->'''Tracy''':
tongue]''\\
'''Tracy:'''
My cobra, Ramsey...
-->'''Liz''': ''(mimes
Ramsey...\\
''[Liz mimes
getting sick)''
-->'''Tracy''':
sick]''\\
'''Tracy:'''
Yeah, it got sick, so I took it to the vet.
-->'''Liz''': ''(gives
vet.\\
''[Liz gives
him a thumbs up and nods)''
-->'''Tracy''':
nods]''\\
'''Tracy:'''
And then my thumb got caught in my butt so I nodded my head until it came out.
* In ''{{Series/Extras}}'', ''Series/{{Extras}}'', a journalist is interviewing Maggie under the pretense that she is Andy's assistant. Andy sits behind the journalist and tries to mime answers to her that will make him look good. Maggie constantly misunderstands his mimes, giving bizarre and unflattering answers.



-->'''Ellie:''' ''(sarcastically)'' Oh, my God! You were attacked by a ''bear''?!
-->''(Chuck makes the "cut" motion on his neck)''
-->'''Devon:''' Yeah, and I j... I... cut off its head!
-->''(Chuck {{facepalm}}s)''
-->'''Devon:''' Yeah, babe, I... I had to decapitate the bear. In self-defense! In order to survive! I'm just glad you weren't there to see it. [[{{Pun}} It was really grisly.]]

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-->'''Ellie:''' ''(sarcastically)'' ''[sarcastically]'' Oh, my God! You were attacked by a ''bear''?!
-->''(Chuck
''bear''?!\\
''[Chuck
makes the "cut" motion on his neck)''
-->'''Devon:'''
neck]''\\
'''Devon:'''
Yeah, and I j... I... cut off its head!
-->''(Chuck {{facepalm}}s)''
-->'''Devon:'''
head!\\
''[Chuck {{facepalm}}s]''\\
'''Devon:'''
Yeah, babe, I... I had to decapitate the bear. In self-defense! In order to survive! I'm just glad you weren't there to see it. [[{{Pun}} It was really grisly.]]



* ''Series/{{Danger 5}}'', a spoof of 1960's TV spy series. Claire is being [[BatheHerAndBringHerToMe led away by enemy soldiers]].
-->'''Claire:''' [winking] [subtitle: Stay on mission. We can handle ourselves.]
-->'''Tucker:''' [winking back] [subtitle: What?]

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* ''Series/{{Danger 5}}'', ''Series/Danger5'', a spoof of 1960's TV spy series. Claire is being [[BatheHerAndBringHerToMe led away by enemy soldiers]].
-->'''Claire:''' [winking] ''[winking]'' [subtitle: Stay on mission. We can handle ourselves.]
-->'''Tucker:''' [winking back]
]\\
'''Tucker:''' ''[winking back]''
[subtitle: What?]



-->'''Colbert''': Oh no, Jon. They won't be effective at all. ''(Wink)''\\
'''Stewart''': All right. So they won't be... they won't be effective at all?\\
'''Colbert''': Not at all, Jon! ''(Wink)''\\
'''Stewart''': ...Are you coming on to me in a sexual way?\\
'''Colbert''': Not at all, Jon! ''(Wink)''

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-->'''Colbert''': -->'''Colbert:''' Oh no, Jon. They won't be effective at all. ''(Wink)''\\
'''Stewart''':
''[wink]''\\
'''Stewart:'''
All right. So they won't be... they won't be effective at all?\\
'''Colbert''': '''Colbert:''' Not at all, Jon! ''(Wink)''\\
'''Stewart''': ...
''[wink]''\\
'''Stewart:''' ...
Are you coming on to me in a sexual way?\\
'''Colbert''': '''Colbert:''' Not at all, Jon! ''(Wink)''''[wink]''



-->'''Interviewer:''' Who's your favourite President?
-->'''Zack:''' That's easy. President Carter.
-->'''Interviewer:''' Why?
-->'''Zack:''' "Why?"? He uh...(Cody raises his hands up) builds...builds houses. Builds houses for... (Cody puts a napkin on his head) nus! Builds houses for nuns. Builds his houses for (Cody walks around with his back down) old people? (Cody shivers) Cold people. Builds houses for (Cody walks around wierdly) poor people? (Cody gives a disapproving look) Builds houses for poor people.

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-->'''Interviewer:''' Who's your favourite President?
-->'''Zack:'''
President?\\
'''Zack:'''
That's easy. President Carter.
-->'''Interviewer:''' Why?
-->'''Zack:'''
Carter.\\
'''Interviewer:''' Why?\\
'''Zack:'''
"Why?"? He uh...(Cody uh... ''[Cody raises his hands up) builds...up]'' builds... builds houses. Builds houses for... (Cody ''[Cody puts a napkin on his head) nus! head]'' nuns! Builds houses for nuns. Builds his houses for (Cody ''[Cody walks around with his back down) down]'' old people? (Cody shivers) ''[Cody shivers]'' Cold people. Builds houses for (Cody ''[Cody walks around wierdly) wierdly]'' poor people? (Cody ''[Cody gives a disapproving look) look]'' Builds houses for poor people.



[[folder:Oral Tradition]]
* The classic old joke in which the Pope and a representative of the Jewish community debate each other in mime. ([[http://www.scripting.com/98/04/stories/moisheAndThePope.html link]])
* There's an old linguist joke about a linguist who is trying to learn a culture's language. Everything they point at has the same word in that language. At first the linguist thinks they have discovered a language consisting of a single word... Until they learn that the word they've been hearing is the culture's word for "finger".
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[[folder:Webcomics]][[folder:Web Animation]]
* Mime from ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' is not incapable of speech, but he chooses not to out of showmanship. This includes when calling 911 in "Who's to Flame?", with predictable results.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]



* Bad case for R2 in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0171.html this]] ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' strip, because Anakin can't understand R2's beep, first he thinks R2 talks about [[TimmyInAWell Timmy In A Gravity Well]], then the worse came:
-->'''Anakin:''' You want me to eject you into space?
-->'''[SFX]:''' < boop! > < boop! > < boop! >
-->'''Anakin:''' So that's a yes?
** Note this is also [[HeroicComedicSociopath Annie]] being a JerkAss.
*** She's getting good at that

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* Bad case for R2 in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0171.html this]] ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' strip, because Anakin can't understand R2's beep, first he thinks R2 talks about [[TimmyInAWell Timmy In A in a Gravity Well]], then the worse came:
-->'''Anakin:''' You want me to eject you into space?
-->'''[SFX]:'''
space?\\
'''[SFX]:'''
< boop! > < boop! > < boop! >
-->'''Anakin:'''
>\\
'''Anakin:'''
So that's a yes?
** Note this is also [[HeroicComedicSociopath Annie]] being a JerkAss.
*** She's getting good at that
yes?



* Mime from ''WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends'' is not incapable of speech, but he chooses not to out of showmanship. This includes when calling 911 in "Who's To Flame?", with predictable results.



-->'''Skipper:''' Well we were, uh, buh...
--> '''Kowalski:''' ''(makes sweeping gesture towards his beak)''
-->'''Skipper:''' We were, uh, er, punching ourselves...?
--> '''Kowalski:''' ''(shakes head, brings his flipper up to his beak and imitates eating)''
--> '''Skipper:''' Eating our flippers?
--> '''Kowalski:''' ''(facepalms)''

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-->'''Skipper:''' Well we were, uh, buh...
--> '''Kowalski:''' ''(makes
buh...\\
''[Kowalski makes a
sweeping gesture towards his beak)''
-->'''Skipper:'''
beak]''\\
'''Skipper:'''
We were, uh, er, punching ourselves...?
--> '''Kowalski:''' ''(shakes
?\\
''[Kowalski shakes
head, brings his flipper up to his beak and imitates eating)''
-->
eating]''\\
'''Skipper:''' Eating our flippers?
--> '''Kowalski:''' ''(facepalms)''
flippers?\\
''[Kowalski facepalms]''



-->'''Doofenshmirtz:''' (watching Perry's gestures) "Oh, well let's see...we could rub our stomachs, and point to our mouths, and later we can roll our eyes and [[FacePalm put our heads in our hands...]]"

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-->'''Doofenshmirtz:''' (watching ''[watching Perry's gestures) "Oh, gestures]'' Oh, well let's see...see... we could rub our stomachs, and point to our mouths, and later we can roll our eyes and [[FacePalm put our heads in our hands...]]"]]

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* At the start of ''Film/HolmesAndWatson'', Watson misinterprets Holmes' attempts to suggest other means of killing himself as Holmes talking him down off the roof and telling him that he loves him.


*This comes up in chapter eighteen of ''Fanfic/CellarSecrets''. Because the she tends to communicate nonverbally, Ryuuko gestures to Uzu, however, unlike her sisters, he can't understand her gestures, in which case, she gets frustrated and hits him.



* In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', Yzma's plan to poison Kuzco has failed, instead turning him into a llama. Kuzco hasn't noticed, and continues their dinner conversation. Yzma starts beating two pieces of broccoli together, trying to tell Kronk to knock him out. He thinks she's just asking for more broccoli. Yzma finally gets the message across by pounding her palm with her fist.

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* *Disney:
**
In ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'', Yzma's plan to poison Kuzco has failed, instead turning him into a llama. Kuzco hasn't noticed, and continues their dinner conversation. Yzma starts beating two pieces of broccoli together, trying to tell Kronk to knock him out. He thinks she's just asking for more broccoli. Yzma finally gets the message across by pounding her palm with her fist.fist.
** In ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', Lilo's sister tries to prompt Lilo from behind the social worker's back. It all goes well until Lilo misinterprets an enthusiastic gesture, a five-finger "stop" reaction, and a face palm as "I get... disciplined? Five times a day, with bricks!"



* In ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'', Lilo's sister tries to prompt Lilo from behind the social worker's back. It all goes well until Lilo misinterprets an enthusiastic gesture, a five-finger "stop" reaction, and a face palm as "I get... disciplined? Five times a day, with bricks!"

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* In the AnimatedAdaptation of ''[[Recap/AsterixInBritain Asterix in Britain]]'', the Roman invasion fleet is being coordinated by a centurion using hand flags. Just then a seagull lands on his helmet. His frantic efforts to brush it off inadvertently signal the catapults to open fire on their own ships.


** Becomes a CrowningMomentOfFunny when, after Dodge starts over and seemingly gets his point across, Sonar misinterprets the order and ''starts making the whale noises himself''. [[spoiler: And it ''works''.]]

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** Becomes a CrowningMomentOfFunny SugarWiki/{{Funny Moment|s}} when, after Dodge starts over and seemingly gets his point across, Sonar misinterprets the order and ''starts making the whale noises himself''. [[spoiler: And it ''works''.]]


* ''Series/RedDwarf'': In "Dear Dave", Cat attempts to convey his news to the rest of the crew through charades (because he is bored). His attempt to mime 'the mail-pod has arrived and crashed into my clothes' is construed by the others as everything from 'we're about to fly into a black hole' to 'we're being attacked by zombies'.

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'': In "Dear Dave", "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonXDearDave Dear Dave]]", Cat attempts to convey his news to the rest of the crew through charades (because he is bored). His attempt to mime 'the mail-pod has arrived and crashed into my clothes' is construed by the others as everything from 'we're about to fly into a black hole' to 'we're being attacked by zombies'.


* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Homer at the Bat", Homer is playing baseball on the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant team, and Mr Burns is the manager. Unfortunately, Homer zones out while Mr Burns is explaining what the signals are, and later, when Homer is up to bat, Mr Burns starts doing a series of strange actions. Homer has no idea what he's trying to say, and gets hit in the head with the ball and knocked out as a result.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "Homer "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E17HomerAtTheBat Homer at the Bat", Bat]]", Homer is playing baseball on the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant team, and Mr Burns is the manager. Unfortunately, Homer zones out while Mr Burns is explaining what the signals are, and later, when Homer is up to bat, Mr Burns starts doing a series of strange actions. Homer has no idea what he's trying to say, and gets hit in the head with the ball and knocked out as a result.


* "The Unicorn and the Wasp", an episode of ''Series/DoctorWho'', has a similar situation of Charades under pressure. [[spoiler:As the Doctor tries to flush cyanide out of his system, he has to silently ask for a list of seemingly random things to help detoxify himself. Donna has a great deal of trouble with this, interpreting "salt" (represented with a shaking fist, i.e. sprinkling salt on food) as a cocktail shaker ("What do you want, a Harvey Wallbanger?") and "a shock" as a song (for which she suggests "Camptown Races?")]]

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* "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E7TheUnicornAndTheWasp The Unicorn and the Wasp", Wasp]]", an episode of ''Series/DoctorWho'', has a similar situation of Charades under pressure. [[spoiler:As the Doctor tries to flush cyanide out of his system, he has to silently ask for a list of seemingly random things to help detoxify himself. Donna has a great deal of trouble with this, interpreting "salt" (represented with a shaking fist, i.e. sprinkling salt on food) as a cocktail shaker ("What do you want, a Harvey Wallbanger?") and "a shock" as a song (for which she suggests "Camptown Races?")]]



* An episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' involved demons who stole everyone's ability to speak, forcing the heroes to communicate with each other through pantomime. While brainstorming on how they might slay the demons, Buffy shrugs and nonchalantly pumps her hand up and down in the air in front of her, drawing looks of startled disbelief from her friends. Embarrassed at their reactions, she pulls a wooden stake out of her bag and repeats the motion. Everyone gets it. Later, Buffy tries to signal to Riley that he needs to smash the box on a table that's holding all the voices inside it. Riley thinks she means the crystal next to it and hits that, then grins like a dope at her before an exasperated Buffy makes more specific gestures.

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* An episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E10Hush}} Hush]]" involved demons who stole everyone's ability to speak, forcing the heroes to communicate with each other through pantomime. While brainstorming on how they might slay the demons, Buffy shrugs and nonchalantly pumps her hand up and down in the air in front of her, drawing looks of startled disbelief from her friends. Embarrassed at their reactions, she pulls a wooden stake out of her bag and repeats the motion. Everyone gets it. Later, Buffy tries to signal to Riley that he needs to smash the box on a table that's holding all the voices inside it. Riley thinks she means the crystal next to it and hits that, then grins like a dope at her before an exasperated Buffy makes more specific gestures.


* MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic: In a case of both this and ShownTheirWork, this is why the ponies are afraid of Zecora when she first goes to Ponyville. She digs her hoof into the ground, which is something that zebras do in real life to search for water. Unfortunately for her, for horses, this is a threat gesture. When Twilight goes to meet her, the other ponies warn her that Zecora is "scary and threatening". She WAS, it was just due to a misunderstanding rather than malicious intent.

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* MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic: ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In a case of both this and ShownTheirWork, this is why the ponies are afraid of Zecora when she first goes to Ponyville. She digs her hoof into the ground, which is something that zebras do in real life to search for water. Unfortunately for her, for horses, this is a threat gesture. When Twilight goes to meet her, the other ponies warn her that Zecora is "scary and threatening". She WAS, it was just due to a misunderstanding rather than malicious intent.


* ''Series/{{Jessie}}'': In "101 Lizards", Ravi finds that he cannot handle raising all of Mrs Kibling's 12 babies and eventually gives them away to a nice woman named Cassandra, who claims that the lizards will be be living a farm upstate. Bertram starts talking about a time his goldfish died and his parents flushed it under the pretense of it going to live in a "farm upstate". Jessie waves her hands repeatedly to get him to stop talking, but he continues anyway abd Ravi faints in horror. He then wakes up thinking it was AllJustADream and Jessie repeatedly waves her hands again before Luke can correct him that it wasn't a dream, but Luke does so anyway worrying Ravi even more. Jessie eventually gives up and says "Apparently, I need a new signal!"

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* ''Series/{{Jessie}}'': In "101 Lizards", Ravi finds that he cannot handle raising all of Mrs Kibling's 12 babies and eventually gives them away to a nice woman named Cassandra, who claims that the lizards will be be living a farm upstate. Bertram starts talking about a time his goldfish died and his parents flushed it under the pretense of it going to live in a "farm upstate". Jessie waves her hands repeatedly to get him to stop talking, but he continues anyway abd and Ravi faints in horror. He then wakes up thinking it was AllJustADream and Jessie repeatedly waves her hands again before Luke can correct him that it wasn't a dream, but Luke does so anyway worrying Ravi even more. Jessie eventually gives up and says "Apparently, I need a new signal!"


* ''Series/DogWithABlog'': Tyler has to pretend to be a dog whisperer so that Niki doesn't find out Stan's secret. He can't figure out what's wrong with Nikki's dog, Evita, but Stan sees that she has a bur in her paw and must tell Tyler without alerting Nikki. He jesticulates his paw but Tyler gets it wrong. Stan then writes it on the wall, but since he's a dog he doesn't know how to write. Finally, Stan calls Tyler.

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* ''Series/DogWithABlog'': Tyler has to pretend to be a dog whisperer so that Niki Nikki doesn't find out Stan's secret. He can't figure out what's wrong with Nikki's dog, Evita, but Stan sees that she has a bur in her paw and must tell Tyler without alerting Nikki. He jesticulates his paw but Tyler gets it wrong. Stan then writes it on the wall, but since he's a dog he doesn't know how to write. Finally, Stan calls Tyler.


* ''Series/{{Jessie}}'': In "101 Lizards", Ravi finds that he cannot handle raising all of Mrs Kibling's 12 babies and eventually gives them away to a nice woman named Cassandra, who claims that the lizards will be be living a farm upstate. Bertram starts talking about a time his goldfish died and his parents flushed it under the pretense of it going to live in a "farm upstate". Jessie waves her hands repeatedly to get him to stop talking, but he continues anyway abd Ravi faints in horror. He then wakes up thinking it was AllJustADream and Jessie repeatedly waves her hands again before Luke can correct him that it wasn't a dream, but Luke does so anyway worrying Ravi even more.
Jessie eventually gives up and says "Apparently, I need a new signal!"

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* ''Series/{{Jessie}}'': In "101 Lizards", Ravi finds that he cannot handle raising all of Mrs Kibling's 12 babies and eventually gives them away to a nice woman named Cassandra, who claims that the lizards will be be living a farm upstate. Bertram starts talking about a time his goldfish died and his parents flushed it under the pretense of it going to live in a "farm upstate". Jessie waves her hands repeatedly to get him to stop talking, but he continues anyway abd Ravi faints in horror. He then wakes up thinking it was AllJustADream and Jessie repeatedly waves her hands again before Luke can correct him that it wasn't a dream, but Luke does so anyway worrying Ravi even more.
more. Jessie eventually gives up and says "Apparently, I need a new signal!"


-->''Keely:''' X-cowboy....Dosedo...Square dancing (finally gets it right) x2.

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-->''Keely:''' -->'''Keely:''' X-cowboy....Dosedo...Square dancing (finally gets it right) x2.



* ''Series/{{Jessie}}'': In "101 Lizards", Ravi finds that he cannot handle raising all of Mrs Kibling's 12 babies and eventually gives them away to a nice woman named Cassandra, who claims that the lizards will be [[SentToLiveElsewhere be living a farm upstate]]. Bertram starts talking about a time his goldfish died and his parents flushed it under the pretense of it going to live in a "farm upstate". Jessie waves her hands repeatedly to get him to stop talking, but he continues anyway abd Ravi faints in horror. He then wakes up thinking it was AllJustADream and Jessie repeatedly waves her hands again before Luke can correct him that it wasn't a dream, but Luke does so anyway worrying Ravi even more.

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* ''Series/{{Jessie}}'': In "101 Lizards", Ravi finds that he cannot handle raising all of Mrs Kibling's 12 babies and eventually gives them away to a nice woman named Cassandra, who claims that the lizards will be [[SentToLiveElsewhere be living a farm upstate]].upstate. Bertram starts talking about a time his goldfish died and his parents flushed it under the pretense of it going to live in a "farm upstate". Jessie waves her hands repeatedly to get him to stop talking, but he continues anyway abd Ravi faints in horror. He then wakes up thinking it was AllJustADream and Jessie repeatedly waves her hands again before Luke can correct him that it wasn't a dream, but Luke does so anyway worrying Ravi even more.

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* In an episode of ''Series/PhilOfTheFuture'', Keely is enrolled into an advanced maths class after accidentally saying the correct answer to an equation that Phil figured out since it's the maths from ''his'' timeline. To keep up the charade, Phil works as being in charge of the projector in the advanced and gives the answers to Keely; although he trouble giving the answer x2.
-->'''Phil:''' (holds a card in front of the board)
-->'''Keely:''' X-clip.
-->'''Phil:''' (holds up a paper)
-->'''Keely:''' X-paper.
-->''(Phil shows up dressed as a cowboy and does the square dancing)''
-->''Keely:''' X-cowboy....Dosedo...Square dancing (finally gets it right) x2.


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* ''Series/DogWithABlog'': Tyler has to pretend to be a dog whisperer so that Niki doesn't find out Stan's secret. He can't figure out what's wrong with Nikki's dog, Evita, but Stan sees that she has a bur in her paw and must tell Tyler without alerting Nikki. He jesticulates his paw but Tyler gets it wrong. Stan then writes it on the wall, but since he's a dog he doesn't know how to write. Finally, Stan calls Tyler.


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* ''Series/{{Jessie}}'': In "101 Lizards", Ravi finds that he cannot handle raising all of Mrs Kibling's 12 babies and eventually gives them away to a nice woman named Cassandra, who claims that the lizards will be [[SentToLiveElsewhere be living a farm upstate]]. Bertram starts talking about a time his goldfish died and his parents flushed it under the pretense of it going to live in a "farm upstate". Jessie waves her hands repeatedly to get him to stop talking, but he continues anyway abd Ravi faints in horror. He then wakes up thinking it was AllJustADream and Jessie repeatedly waves her hands again before Luke can correct him that it wasn't a dream, but Luke does so anyway worrying Ravi even more.
Jessie eventually gives up and says "Apparently, I need a new signal!"


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* In ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'', Zack has to pretend to be Cody for an interview and Cody (who can't be himself after accidentally messing up his hair and not wanting to be embarrassed) stands from behind trying to signal his brother over what to say. It didn't go well.
-->'''Interviewer:''' Who's your favourite President?
-->'''Zack:''' That's easy. President Carter.
-->'''Interviewer:''' Why?
-->'''Zack:''' "Why?"? He uh...(Cody raises his hands up) builds...builds houses. Builds houses for... (Cody puts a napkin on his head) nus! Builds houses for nuns. Builds his houses for (Cody walks around with his back down) old people? (Cody shivers) Cold people. Builds houses for (Cody walks around wierdly) poor people? (Cody gives a disapproving look) Builds houses for poor people.


* ''Website/NotAlwaysWorking'' provides us [[http://notalwaysworking.com/so-easy-a-caveman-can-work-here/24487 this]] fine example of workplace communication. At least they figured out ''some'' of it.

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* ''Website/NotAlwaysWorking'' provides us [[http://notalwaysworking.com/so-easy-a-caveman-can-work-here/24487 [[https://notalwaysright.com/so-easy-a-caveman-can-work-here/57237/ this]] fine example of workplace communication. At least they figured out ''some'' of it.

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