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-->'''Rhett:''' (gets up) [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere I'm leaving!]]

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-->'''Rhett:''' (gets up) (walks away) [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere I'm leaving!]]


-->'''Rhett:''' (gets up.) [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere I'm leaving!]]

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-->'''Rhett:''' (gets up.) up) [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere I'm leaving!]]


-->'''Link:''' But less than 40 times?

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-->'''Link:''' But less than 40 forty times?



-->'''Link:''' 38.

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-->'''Link:''' 38.Thirty-eight.



-->'''Link:''' [[InsaneTrollLogic ...Is it at the dentists' office?]]

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-->'''Link:''' [[InsaneTrollLogic ...Is it at the dentists' dentist's office?]]


-->'''Link:''' [[InsaneTrollLogic ...Is it at the dentists's office?]]

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-->'''Link:''' [[InsaneTrollLogic ...Is it at the dentists's dentists' office?]]

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* '''Good Mythical Morning:''' during [[https://youtu.be/rqMPkxpVyVM this episode]], Rhett, Link, and guest star Mayim Bialik are playing a game that essentially amounts to 20 questions, and Link is completely unable to guess 'birthday cake'.
-->'''Link:''' In a lifetime, I've encountered (this item) more than three times?
-->'''Mayim:''' Oh yeah.
-->'''Link:''' But less than 40 times?
-->'''Mayim:''' How old are you?
-->'''Link:''' 38.
-->'''Mayim:''' (gives a sly nod.)
-->'''Link:''' Ooh... this has to do with me getting ''old''?
-->(several questions later, after he deduces that it is a food...)
-->'''Link:''' Is it seasonal?
-->'''Rhett:''' You'll see this fairly often just being around other people. But for you, for the one that's for you, you'll see it once a year.
-->'''Link:''' [[InsaneTrollLogic ...Is it at the dentists's office?]]
-->'''Mayim:''' (laughs)
-->'''Rhett:''' (gets up.) [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere I'm leaving!]]

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** In "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?", Homer finds out that he has a half-brother who was given up for adoption when he was still little. When he goes to the Shelbyville Orphanage to try and find out where his brother went, the orphanage director tries to help via CouldSayItBut ("You know, Mr. Simpson, if you ask me, the city of '''brotherly''' love isn't Philadelphia, it's '''Detroit'''."). But of course Homer's too thick-headed to take the hint and eventually the director gets so frustrated that he outright ''says'' that Homer's brother is named Herb Powell and lives in Detroit.

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* Jamie of ''Webcomic/LeftoverSoup'' is this to an extreme degree. Even Ellen stepping on his foot ''multiple times'' to make him shut up doesn't get the hint across.


-->''The second thing that happened was that Asuka Langley Soryu laid eyes on Shinji Ikari for the first time, and stiffened oh so subtly, her air of casual indifference shifting to one of deliberately indifference, her eyes rapidly snapping off him to look anywhere else before he noticed her looking. Shinji, being Shinji, despite being able to see the heat rising from her skin, hear the quickening of her heartbeat, and practically feel the sounds of the afternoon breeze brushing through her hair, of course noticed none of this.''

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-->''The second thing that happened was that Asuka Langley Soryu laid eyes on Shinji Ikari for the first time, and stiffened oh so subtly, her air of casual indifference shifting to one of deliberately deliberate indifference, her eyes rapidly snapping off him to look anywhere else before he noticed her looking. Shinji, being Shinji, despite being able to see the heat rising from her skin, hear the quickening of her heartbeat, and practically feel the sounds of the afternoon breeze brushing through her hair, of course noticed none of this.''

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* In ''FanFic/FantasyOfUtterRidiculousness'', Patchouli is completely unaware that [[CasanovaWannabe Jamie]] isn't talking with her solely to pass the time. All of Koakuma's attempts to spell it out for her fail miserably.

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* On an episode of ''Series/TheSopranos'', Robert Wegler, a school official Carmela is having an affair with, calls her for sexy talk when Tony is standing a few feet away in the kitchen. He ignores some pretty obvious brush-off attempts on her part.


Bob is trying to pass a clue or message on to Alice, [[HintDropping but in a way that won't be too conspicuous]]. Perhaps he's talking in [[PigLatin Igpay Atinlay]], maybe he's leaning his head or eyes in the direction he wants Alice to look, he could even be winking. This may be a QuietCryForHelp. Whatever it is, Alice is completely oblivious to this, or she thinks Bob is trying to say [[CompletelyMissingThePoint something else]].

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Bob is trying to pass a clue or message on to Alice, [[HintDropping but in a way that won't be too conspicuous]]. Perhaps he's talking in [[PigLatin Igpay Atinlay]], maybe he's leaning his head or eyes in the direction he wants Alice to look, he could even be winking. This may be a QuietCryForHelp. Whatever it is, Alice is completely oblivious to this, or she thinks Bob is trying to say [[CompletelyMissingThePoint [[DramaticallyMissingThePoint something else]].



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* Resasuke from ''Anime/AggressiveRetsuko'' is completely incapable of understanding indirect communication. When Retsuko points out they've been walking a lot and asks if he wants to eat, instead of realizing she's tired and wants to take a break, he just says he's not tired and keeps walking with her. [[spoiler:It's eventually made clear that this is one reason why he and Retsuko are ultimately incompatible with one another; Resasuke is never able to pick up on any hints Retsuko gives him that she's being worn down by their outings, and Retsuko is unwilling to confront him about it directly.]]



* Resasuke from ''Anime/AggressiveRetsuko'' is completely incapable of understanding indirect communication. When Retsuko points out they've been walking a lot and asks if he wants to eat, instead of realizing she's tired and wants to take a break, he just says he's not tired and keeps walking with her. [[spoiler:It's eventually made clear that this is one reason why he and Retsuko are ultimately incompatible with one another; Resasuke is never able to pick up on any hints Retsuko gives him that she's being worn down by their outings, and Retsuko is unwilling to confront him about it directly.]]



* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': At the beginning of the story Shinji finally finds out that Asuka had been constantly dropping hints, and he missed every one. Several characters also inform Asuka that Shinji had not responded any of her hints because he was oblivous and not because he was uninterested.



* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': At the beginning of the story Shinji finally finds out that Asuka had been constantly dropping hints, and he missed every one. Several characters also inform Asuka that Shinji had not responded any of her hints because he was oblivous and not because he was uninterested.
* ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'': After Instrumentality Asuka realized Shinji did not react to her hints because he was oblivious and clueless, not because he was not interested.



* ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'': After Instrumentality Asuka realized Shinji did not react to her hints because he was oblivious and clueless, not because he was not interested.



* In ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'', Asuka's mental instability is partially owing to Shinji being incapable of noticing that she is constantly hinting that she likes him. After she wakes up from a coma, Shinji slowly gets better at noticing when she was dropping a hint.



* In ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'', Asuka's mental instability is partially owing to Shinji being incapable of noticing that she is constantly hinting that she likes him. After she wakes up from a coma, Shinji slowly gets better at noticing when she was dropping a hint.



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* ''Film/ThreeAmigos'' has Lucky making all manner of noisy bird-like calls to get the attention of Dusty and Ned. When they're sitting only a few feet away. He finally gives up and shouts at them.
* ''Film/MenInBlack'':
** In the first moive, Laurel is trying to indicate to J that the Bug is in the morgue (and holding her leg under the table between them) by pointing down and repeatedly saying "I'd like to leave with you now" and "I have to show you something." J thinks she's talking about... something else....
** This exchange between the BigBad and her sidekick in ''Film/MenInBlackII'', when the former hears a suspicious noise in the kitchen:
--->'''Serleena:''' ''[nods in the direction of the kitchen]''\\
'''Scrad:''' ''[does nothing]''\\
'''Serleena:''' There.\\
'''Scrad:''' ''[does nothing]''\\
'''Serleena:''' Noise.\\
'''Scrad:''' ''[does nothing]''\\
'''Serleena:''' Kitchen!\\
'''Scrad:''' Oh, right!

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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/ThreeAmigos'' has Lucky making all manner of noisy bird-like calls ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'': Belle ''tries'' to get the attention of Dusty and Ned. When they're sitting only a few feet away. He finally gives up and shouts at them.
* ''Film/MenInBlack'':
** In the first moive, Laurel is trying to indicate to J
tell Gaston that the Bug is she'll never be interested in the morgue (and holding her leg under the table between them) by pointing down him without coming right out and repeatedly saying "I'd like to leave with you now" and "I have to show you something." J thinks she's talking about... something else....
** This exchange between the BigBad and her sidekick in ''Film/MenInBlackII'',
it, but Gaston just doesn't get it. Of course, even when the former hears a suspicious noise in the kitchen:
--->'''Serleena:''' ''[nods in the direction of the kitchen]''\\
'''Scrad:''' ''[does nothing]''\\
'''Serleena:''' There.\\
'''Scrad:''' ''[does nothing]''\\
'''Serleena:''' Noise.\\
'''Scrad:''' ''[does nothing]''\\
'''Serleena:''' Kitchen!\\
'''Scrad:''' Oh, right!
she ''does'' come right out and say it, Gaston ''still'' doesn't get it.



* ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'': Belle ''tries'' to tell Gaston that she'll never be interested in him without coming right out and saying it, but Gaston just doesn't get it. Of course, even when she ''does'' come right out and say it, Gaston ''still'' doesn't get it.

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* ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'': Belle ''tries'' ''Film/MenInBlack'':
** In the first movie, Laurel is trying
to tell Gaston indicate to J that she'll never be interested the Bug is in him without coming right out the morgue (and holding her leg under the table between them) by pointing down and repeatedly saying it, but Gaston just doesn't get it. Of course, even "I'd like to leave with you now" and "I have to show you something." J thinks she's talking about... something else....
** This exchange between the BigBad and her sidekick in ''Film/MenInBlackII'',
when she ''does'' come right out the former hears a suspicious noise in the kitchen:
--->'''Serleena:''' ''[nods in the direction of the kitchen]''\\
'''Scrad:''' ''[does nothing]''\\
'''Serleena:''' There.\\
'''Scrad:''' ''[does nothing]''\\
'''Serleena:''' Noise.\\
'''Scrad:''' ''[does nothing]''\\
'''Serleena:''' Kitchen!\\
'''Scrad:''' Oh, right!
* ''Film/ThreeAmigos'' has Lucky making all manner of noisy bird-like calls to get the attention of Dusty
and say it, Gaston ''still'' doesn't get it.Ned. When they're sitting only a few feet away. He finally gives up and shouts at them.



* ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': Miss Brooks drops hints left and right to ObliviousToLove Mr. Boynton.
* ''Series/TheITCrowd'': "Why are you giving me the secret signal to shut up?"
* ''Series/DoctorWho:'' Pick a Doctor, any Doctor: you can't get more stubbornly blind than the guy who has to be outright ''trying'' to ignore something obvious (and sensible, or social). Much to the frustration of many a Companion.



* ''Series/DoctorWho:'' Pick a Doctor, any Doctor: you can't get more stubbornly blind than the guy who has to be outright ''trying'' to ignore something obvious (and sensible, or social). Much to the frustration of many a Companion.



* ''Series/TheITCrowd'': "Why are you giving me the secret signal to shut up?"
* ''Series/OurMissBrooks'': Miss Brooks drops hints left and right to ObliviousToLove Mr. Boynton.



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* It happens in the play ''Boeing Boeing'' as the main character tries to inform his philandering roommate that the German stewardess girlfriend has arrived ahead of schedule -- while his French girlfriend is in the room.

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* It happens in the play ''Boeing Boeing'' as the main character tries to inform his philandering roommate that the German stewardess girlfriend has arrived ahead of schedule -- while his French girlfriend is in the room.



* Jin in ''VideoGame/DeadIsland'' just would not take no for an answer on helping the gangs who had taken over the police station. Despite the survivors and the gangs themselves telling her not to.



* Jin in ''VideoGame/DeadIsland'' just would not take no for an answer on helping the gangs who had taken over the police station. Despite the survivors and the gangs themselves telling her not to.



* Alex of ''Webcomic/CaptainSNES'' discovers, to his dismay, that everyone around him is varying degrees of Oblivious to Hints when he tries to get them to leave so he can deal with the [[VideoGame/{{Lufia}} Sinastrals]] without posing a risk to anyone else. [[Anime/SailorMoon Molly]] is the most oblivious, to the point of standing there confused when Alex passes her a note telling her to run. And Boogerman ultimately figures out the message, but instead of ''doing'' what Alex wants, he simply announces, loudly, to everyone present (including the Sinistrals) what the message is and patting himself on the back for figuring it out.



* Alex of ''Webcomic/CaptainSNES'' discovers, to his dismay, that everyone around him is varying degrees of Oblivious to Hints when he tries to get them to leave so he can deal with the [[VideoGame/{{Lufia}} Sinastrals]] without posing a risk to anyone else. [[Anime/SailorMoon Molly]] is the most oblivious, to the point of standing there confused when Alex passes her a note telling her to run. And Boogerman ultimately figures out the message, but instead of ''doing'' what Alex wants, he simply announces, loudly, to everyone present (including the Sinistrals) what the message is and patting himself on the back for figuring it out.



* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', [[CasanovaWannabe Motor Ed]] simply will not quit hitting on Shego, no matter how emphatically she tells him (verbally and [[HandBlast otherwise]]) that she isn't interested. If anything, getting plasma-blasted into the wall seems to make him [[AmazonChaser even more attracted to her]].



* In ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', [[CasanovaWannabe Motor Ed]] simply will not quit hitting on Shego, no matter how emphatically she tells him (verbally and [[HandBlast otherwise]]) that she isn't interested. If anything, getting plasma-blasted into the wall seems to make him [[AmazonChaser even more attracted to her]].


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* Resasuke from ''Anime/AggressiveRetsuko'' is completely incapable of understanding indirect communication. When Retsuko points out they've been walking a lot and asks if he wants to eat, instead of realizing she's tired and wants to take a break, he just says he's not tired and keeps walking with her. [[spoiler:It's eventually made clear that this is one reason why he and Retsuko are ultimately incompatible with one another; Resasuke is never able to pick up on any hints Retsuko gives him that she's being worn down by their outings, and Retsuko is unwilling to confront him about it directly.]]


:: Luckily, unlike in canon, [[TheyDo he got the message eventually.]]


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* In ''Fanfic/XMenTheEarlyYears'', [[ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} Scott Summers]] is amazingly dense. ComicBook/JeanGrey drops all kinds of hints and he's still blind to the fact that she likes him back.


* The appropriately title ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9354068/1/Dropping-Hints Dropping Hints]]'' starts with Starfire screaming in desperation because Robin won't ask her out. Raven recommends she stop being subtle, and start dropping a lot of hints for him. Then Starfire asks Beast Boy what that means... his answer is somewhat unusual, but at least it works perfectly.

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* The appropriately title titled ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9354068/1/Dropping-Hints Dropping Hints]]'' starts with Starfire screaming in desperation because Robin won't ask her out. Raven recommends she stop being subtle, and start dropping a lot of hints for him. Then Starfire asks Beast Boy what that means... his answer is somewhat unusual, but at least it works perfectly.

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