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See also CassandraTruth, when the warning is heard but often sounds incredible and is subsequently dismissed until it's too late; CryingWolf, when the warning is heard but dismissed because of the prankish messenger; and EvilDetectingDog, when the warning is made by an animal (and may be either recognized or dismissed). See also, GladIThoughtOfIt. A subtrope of PoorCommunicationKills. Compare PoorlyTimedConfession.

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See also CassandraTruth, when the warning is heard but often sounds incredible and is subsequently dismissed until it's too late; CryingWolf, when the warning is heard but dismissed because of the prankish messenger; and EvilDetectingDog, when the warning is made by an animal (and may be either recognized or dismissed). See also, GladIThoughtOfIt. A subtrope of PoorCommunicationKills. Compare PoorlyTimedConfession.
PoorlyTimedConfession. If a character applies this to someone that seems like a victim (but isn't really), then it is TheVictimMustBeConfused.

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* Played darkly straight in ''Literature/BruceCovillesBookOf Aliens'''s "Zero Hour", in which a little girl tells her mother about all the promises the Martians had made to the kids if they help with their invasion. The mother [[CassandraTruth chalks it up to an active imagination]].


-->'''Didi and Hector's Mom:''' ''[panicked]'' Oh no! ''[they run after the children]''

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-->'''Didi and Hector's Mom:''' ''[panicked]'' Oh no! OH, NO! ''[they run after the children]''


The kind of thing [[AdultsAreUseless useless adults]] will say to a KidHero or child who has some rather urgent news. This pint sized [[TheCassandra Cassandra]] will be shooed away from grownup company or [[PreemptiveShutUp harangued]] for being "JustAKid" before even getting [[CassandraTruth one word]] out. This isn't necessarily limited to just children either; a pretentious character can silence a friend or underling in this manner, or a grown woman when the men don't take women seriously. This can also be used as a put down to annoying characters when two more powerful/important characters are discussing something. The kid will get [[ConjunctionInterruption interrupted after the word "but"]].

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The kind of thing [[AdultsAreUseless useless adults]] will say to a KidHero or child who has some rather urgent news. This pint sized [[TheCassandra Cassandra]] will be shooed away from grownup company or [[PreemptiveShutUp harangued]] for being "JustAKid" before even getting [[CassandraTruth one word]] out. This isn't necessarily limited to just children either; a pretentious character can silence a friend or underling in this manner, or a grown woman when the men don't take women seriously. This can also be used as a put down to annoying characters when two more powerful/important characters are discussing something. The kid will get [[ConjunctionInterruption interrupted after the word "but"]].
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSpeedRacer'' whenever Spritle had something important to say the adults would ignore him.


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See also CassandraTruth, when the warning is heard but often sounds incredible and is subsequently dismissed until it's too late; CryingWolf, when the warning is heard but dismissed because of the prankish messenger; and EvilDetectingDog, when the warning is made by an animal (and may be either recognized or dismissed). See also, GladIThoughtOfIt. A subtrope of PoorCommunicationKills.

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See also CassandraTruth, when the warning is heard but often sounds incredible and is subsequently dismissed until it's too late; CryingWolf, when the warning is heard but dismissed because of the prankish messenger; and EvilDetectingDog, when the warning is made by an animal (and may be either recognized or dismissed). See also, GladIThoughtOfIt. A subtrope of PoorCommunicationKills.
PoorCommunicationKills. Compare PoorlyTimedConfession.

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** According to ''Literature/BloodAndFire'', during his regency, on the few occasions Aegon III tried asking his small council things, he was shot down because he was "just a boy" (that, and his first Hand was a selfish jerk trying to take power for himself). Not surprising that the minute he turned sixteen, Aegon marched into the throne room, said "okay, you can all get lost now."


* Bruce to Vicki in ''Film/{{Batman}}'' '89: A ''response'' to this kind of treatment is "You're a real nice girl, and I like you a lot, but right now? Shut up." In this case Bruce was trying to tell Vicki that he was Batman, but Vicki kept talking over and interrupting him.
* Ty and Gemma in Literature/DarkLife find out some important news about the outlaws everyone is trying to find, and take it straight to the Sea Ranger...of course, he doesn't believe them and won't check out their story.

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* Bruce to Vicki in ''Film/{{Batman}}'' '89: ''Film/Batman1989'': A ''response'' to this kind of treatment is "You're a real nice girl, and I like you a lot, but right now? Shut up." In this case Bruce was trying to tell Vicki that he was Batman, but Vicki kept talking over and interrupting him.
* Ty and Gemma in Literature/DarkLife ''Literature/DarkLife'' find out some important news about the outlaws everyone is trying to find, and take it straight to the Sea Ranger...of course, he doesn't believe them and won't check out their story.


** Downplayed in ''Film/StarTrek'' when Kirk barges onto the bridge to warn them about the Romulans. At first everyone's ignoring him (partially because he's a stowaway, as both Captain Pike and Commander Spock point out), but he finally gets them to shut up long enough to hear him out, and both Spock and Uhura back him up to some degree once they hear what he has to say. Good thing, too.

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** Downplayed in ''Film/StarTrek'' ''Film/StarTrek2009'' when Kirk barges onto the bridge to warn them about the Romulans. At first everyone's ignoring him (partially because he's a stowaway, as both Captain Pike and Commander Spock point out), but he finally gets them to shut up long enough to hear him out, and both Spock and Uhura back him up to some degree once they hear what he has to say. Good thing, too.



** In "The Secret" [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome skunk-morphed Cassie sprays Visser 3]] and the Animorphs give him the remedy for the smell in exchange for Yeerks cancelling an operation. Unfortunately for him they tell him it's GRAPE juice, not tomato juice, that gets rid of the smell. This has the added hilarity of turning him a lovely shade of purple.]] One of the Controllers apparently knows of the [[spoiler: actual]] remedy but Visser 3 won't allow him to speak.

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** In "The Secret" [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome skunk-morphed Cassie sprays Visser 3]] 3 and the Animorphs give him the remedy for the smell in exchange for Yeerks cancelling an operation. Unfortunately for him they tell him it's GRAPE juice, not tomato juice, that gets rid of the smell. This has the added hilarity of turning him a lovely shade of purple.]] One of the Controllers apparently knows of the [[spoiler: actual]] [[spoiler:actual]] remedy but Visser 3 won't allow him to speak.


Exasperatingly, the shusher may even [[YouDidntAsk scold the shushee]] later for not speaking up! And for even more frustration, have the Very Important Grown-Up Things the grown-ups would much rather do or talk about may be [[HypocriticalHumor completely asinine]].

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Exasperatingly, the shusher may even [[YouDidntAsk scold the shushee]] later for not speaking up! And for even more frustration, have the Very Important Grown-Up Things the grown-ups would much rather do or talk about may be [[HypocriticalHumor completely asinine]].


Exasperatingly, the shusher may even [[YouDidntAsk scold the shushee]] later for not speaking up!

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Exasperatingly, the shusher may even [[YouDidntAsk scold the shushee]] later for not speaking up!
up! And for even more frustration, have the Very Important Grown-Up Things the grown-ups would much rather do or talk about may be [[HypocriticalHumor completely asinine]].

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* ''Film/BadTimesAtTheElRoyale'': While they are searching the secret corridor behind the cabins, Miles is desperately trying to confess something to Father Flynn, who keeps putting him off (for obvious reasons). It turns out that what Miles was trying to tell him would have been really useful information to have when Billy Lee arrives.


** Downplayed in ''Film/StarTrek'' when Kirk barges onto the bridge to warn them about the Romulans. At first everyone's ignoring him, but he finally gets them to shut up long enough to hear him out, and both Spock and Uhura back him up to some degree once they hear what he has to say. Good thing, too.

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** Downplayed in ''Film/StarTrek'' when Kirk barges onto the bridge to warn them about the Romulans. At first everyone's ignoring him, him (partially because he's a stowaway, as both Captain Pike and Commander Spock point out), but he finally gets them to shut up long enough to hear him out, and both Spock and Uhura back him up to some degree once they hear what he has to say. Good thing, too.


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' had an amusing bit where Angelica tried to tell her parents that the babies had gone missing, but was rebuffed with this phrase. Then, when the parents finally let her speak, they ''do'' rebuke her for not telling them sooner!

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' had an amusing bit where Angelica tried tries to tell her parents that the babies had gone missing, but was rebuffed with this phrase. Then, when the parents finally let her speak, they ''do'' rebuke her for not telling them sooner!sooner! Best exemplified in the episode "The Shot".

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Contrast KidHasAPoint.


* In the finale episode of ''Series/BlakesSeven'', Slave repeated tries to warn the crew that the ship is about to be attacked, but Orac keeps telling him to shut up. The computer turns on the RedAlert to finally get a word in edgewise, but it's too late.

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* In the finale final episode of ''Series/BlakesSeven'', ship's computer Slave repeated tries to warn the crew that the ship is about to be attacked, but MasterComputer Orac keeps telling him to shut up. The computer Eventually Slave turns on the RedAlert to finally get a word in edgewise, but it's too late.

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