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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, 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.


*** That part is highly exaggerated. With Hitler constantly shifting the attack date, and the forces on the border not even matching what was sent against France in 1940, the reports ''legitimately'' weren't believable, and some, in fact, ''were'' obvious misinformation (a classic being one stating the first priority for Germans would be bombarding car factories in Moscow). As for the "hours before they woke him up", much of the inner circle was in his cabinet at quarter to six in the morning.

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*** That part is highly exaggerated. With Hitler constantly shifting the attack date, and the forces on the border not even matching what was sent against France in 1940, the reports ''legitimately'' weren't believable, and some, in fact, ''were'' obvious misinformation (a classic being one stating the first priority for Germans would be bombarding car factories in Moscow).Moscow - Stalin famously wrote on that report "tell your source to go f**k himself"). As for the "hours before they woke him up", much of the inner circle was in his cabinet at quarter to six in the morning.

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* ''Literature/MyTeacherIsAnAlien'': Averted in book 3 - Peter interrupts a meeting of some kind to get [=CrocDoc=] back to his office to help Hoo-Lan. Even though he just barged in with a cry of "Your office, now!", [=CrocDoc=] doesn't brush him off and instantly follows him. Good thing too.


* Particularly annoying in ''Manga/AstroBoy''. Even though everyone knows Astro is built with a LivingLieDetector and a way to distinguish if someone is good or evil Professor Ochanomizu will ignore his cries that someone is up to something evil, and when Astro tries to stop them on his own he will yelled at despite his consistent track record of stopping evil.

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* Particularly annoying in ''Manga/AstroBoy''. Even though everyone knows Astro is built with a LivingLieDetector and a way to distinguish if someone is good or evil evil, Professor Ochanomizu will ignore his cries that someone is up to something evil, and when Astro tries to stop them on his own own, he will be yelled at despite his consistent track record of stopping evil.


* Done by the younger Digidestineds/Chosen Children to their youngest member Cody/Iori in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' with almost alarming frequency. This is particularly weird on the part of TK/Takeru and Kari/Hikari who went through ''the exact same thing'' in the [[Anime/DigimonAdventure previous series]] and are doing in spite of the fact that Cody/Iori is ''older'' than they were in their first adventure. Cody/Iori eventually gets sick of this treatment and screams [[BigShutUp "WOULD YOU ALL BE QUIET?!"]] during a particularly annoying argument.

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* Done by the younger Digidestineds/Chosen Children to their youngest member Cody/Iori in ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' with almost alarming frequency. This is particularly weird on the part of TK/Takeru and Kari/Hikari who went through ''the exact same thing'' in the [[Anime/DigimonAdventure previous series]] and are doing it in spite of the fact that Cody/Iori is ''older'' than they were in their first adventure. Cody/Iori eventually gets sick of this treatment and screams [[BigShutUp "WOULD YOU ALL BE QUIET?!"]] during a particularly annoying argument.

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* In ''Fanfic/AnAprilFoolsErrand'', Demeter claims that she and Persephone agreed for a "Garden-Fresh" theme for the Springtime celebration. Persephone then corrects her and pointed out that she picked the theme herself and expected her to go along with it.

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** ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' also has a case of this in the Japanese version, where Suzie/Xiaochung is interrupted from giving extremely vital news about the D-Reaper by her brother Henry/Jianliang asking her why she was out alone. The English dub averts this by having her report what she saw in full, which makes the moment where oldest member Ryo gives her the Queen's Device card feel more earned.

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* ''Webcomic/DaughterOfTheLilies'': An uppity mage has the amazingly poor judgement to try this when Lyra warns him of a [[spoiler:rampaging Drath in the academy.]]


* Happens to Ted in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.
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Happens to Ted in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.
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* Heartbreakingly used in the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "The Gamekeeper." The titular character has Daniel relive his parents deaths repeatedly so he can try and change the outcome. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson keep dying, though, because they ignore Daniel's attempts to help them, assuming he's just trying to get attention.

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* Heartbreakingly used in the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "The Gamekeeper." The titular character has Daniel relive his parents parents' deaths repeatedly so he can try and change the outcome. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson keep dying, though, because they ignore Daniel's attempts to help them, assuming he's just trying to get attention.


* In ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', the narcissistic main character speaks to the enemy on the spaceship's screen and surrenders. After he finishes the conversation, he spells out his plot to defeat him. His team member keeps trying to catch his attention, but he blows her off. Turns out she was trying to tell him that the connection with the enemy hadn't been cut.

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* In ''Film/GalaxyQuest'', the narcissistic main character speaks to the enemy on the spaceship's screen and surrenders.pretends to surrender. After he finishes the conversation, he spells out his plot to defeat him. His team member keeps trying to catch his attention, but he blows her off. Turns out she was trying to tell him that the connection with the enemy hadn't been cut.


* 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.

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* 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.edgewise, but it's too late.

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* ''Literature/WingsOfFire'': Sunny, the youngest of the Dragonets Of Destiny, often gets ignored by the others when she tries suggesting an idea of her own. Her POV book, ''The Brightest Night'', shows that she actually doesn't like this, and she eventually finally gets the other dragonets to listen to one of her ideas.

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