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* ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'': When Jim meets B.E.N., Ben tries to tell him everything he knows about Captain Flint's treasure but can't remember a certain important detail. {{Justified|Trope}} since his mind was removed [[spoiler: by Flint]] so he couldn't tell anybody. The moment Jim finds and reinstalls Ben's mind, he immediately remembers everything, [[spoiler: including the fact that Flint set the planet to self-destruct.]]

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* ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'': ''WesternAnimation/TreasurePlanet'': When Jim meets B.E.N., Ben tries to tell him everything he knows about Captain Flint's treasure but can't remember a certain important detail. {{Justified|Trope}} since his mind was removed [[spoiler: by Flint]] so he couldn't tell anybody. The moment Jim finds and reinstalls Ben's mind, he immediately remembers everything, [[spoiler: including the fact that Flint set the planet to self-destruct.]]

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* ''Radio/TheNavyLark'': Seaman "Fatso" Johnson once went around for an episode with a bit of string tied around his finger, unfortunately he couldn't remember tying it there so all it did was remind him he had forgotten something (at the end of the episode it was revealed: It was to remind him to buy string).
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** Dory keeps [[AccidentalMisnaming misremembering Nemo's name]]. Over the course of the film, she manages to call him Chico, Fabio, Bingo, Harpo, and Elmo. Marlin keeps correcting her but it never sticks.

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** Dory keeps [[AccidentalMisnaming misremembering Nemo's name]]. Over the course of the film, she manages to call him Chico, Fabio, Bingo, Harpo, and Elmo. Marlin keeps correcting her but it never sticks.sticks [[spoiler: until the sequel where it ''does'' stick]].

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* ''ComicBook/TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' are alarmed to hear the police can break into homes without knocking, so they booby trap the apartment with falling bowling balls, high-voltage wires - then they have Fat Freddy go to the store, telling him "Don't forget to be careful coming back in". He walks along repeating the mantra...then forgets what he was going to get. He rushes back in to ask and sets off the traps.


A character has something very important to memorize and they don't want to forget it or mess it up. They try any means of reminding themselves: repeating it to themselves, [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=6tjzj0rh5crp78p0i7imcjv5 tying string around their fingers]], writing it down, or recording it somehow, but one way or another, their attempts to remember [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption inevitably end in failure]].

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A character has something very important to memorize and they don't want to forget it or mess it up. They try any means of reminding themselves: repeating it to themselves, [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=6tjzj0rh5crp78p0i7imcjv5 [[StringOnFingerReminder tying string around their fingers]], writing it down, or recording it somehow, but one way or another, their attempts to remember [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption inevitably end in failure]].


* Kit Cloudkicker from Disney Television's ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' episode "Vowel Play" helps Baloo skywrite the message "Weight until dark" [sic], but remembers only half the spelling mnemonic of I before E except after C. The message appears as "Wieght until dark," which would be the code for "bombard City Hall." Fortunately, Kit remembers the second half of the mnemonic in time: "Or when sounding like A, as in neighbor or weigh." Baloo deftly corrects the fault in time.

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* Kit Cloudkicker from Disney Television's ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' episode "Vowel Play" helps Baloo skywrite the message "Weight until dark" [sic], but remembers only half the spelling mnemonic of I before E except after C. The message appears as "Wieght until dark," which would be the code for "bombard City Hall." Fortunately, Kit remembers [[SubvertedTrope remembers]] the second half of the mnemonic in time: "Or when sounding like A, as in neighbor or weigh." Baloo deftly corrects the fault in time.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Dog Bites Bear", Lois sends Peter to the grocery store.
-->'''Peter:''' [[[Series/SesameStreet Skipping down the road]]] A loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter.\\
A loaf of milk, a container of bread, and a Joe Dirt DVD.\\
A Joe Dirt DVD, Scarlett Johansson, and treasure from a fish tank.


%%SuperTrope to [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=ldb8opbqoct6y1d295m1ptx5 Repeated Rehearsal Failure]]. Any examples of verbal repetition devolving into [[WordSaladHumor nonsense]] go there.

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%%SuperTrope SuperTrope to [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=ldb8opbqoct6y1d295m1ptx5 Repeated Rehearsal Failure]].RepeatedRehearsalFailure. Any examples of verbal repetition devolving into [[WordSaladHumor nonsense]] go there.

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Compare to FlashbackFail, when someone tries to recall something but gets the basic details wrong.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "Dog Bites Bear", Lois sends Peter to the grocery store.
-->'''Peter:''' [[[Series/SesameStreet Skipping down the road]]] A loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick of butter.\\
A loaf of milk, a container of bread, and a Joe Dirt DVD.\\
A Joe Dirt DVD, Scarlett Johansson, and treasure from a fish tank.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': In "Tween Wolf", Irwin is on his way to the store muttering what he has to get to himself before he gets attacked by a werewolf. '''[[Administrivia/ZeroContextExample Needs more context]] -- does he explicitly forget even after the battle is over?'''

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* %%* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'': In "Tween Wolf", Irwin is on his way to the store muttering what he has to get to himself before he gets attacked by a werewolf. '''[[Administrivia/ZeroContextExample Needs more context]] -- does he explicitly forget even after the battle is over?'''


SuperTrope to [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=ldb8opbqoct6y1d295m1ptx5 Repeated Rehearsal Failure]]. Any examples of verbal repetition devolving into [[WordSaladHumor nonsense]] go there.

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SuperTrope %%SuperTrope to [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=ldb8opbqoct6y1d295m1ptx5 Repeated Rehearsal Failure]]. Any examples of verbal repetition devolving into [[WordSaladHumor nonsense]] go there.


* ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'' has a magical Remembrall that Neville Longbottom's grandmother mails him, a glass orb which glows red if the holder has forgotten something. Cue the obligatory joke where it turns red immediately and Neville is stuck for the rest of the scene trying to figure out what the Remembrall is trying to remind him of.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'' has a magical Remembrall that Neville Longbottom's grandmother mails him, a glass orb which glows red if the holder has forgotten something. Cue the obligatory joke where it turns red immediately and Neville is stuck for the rest of the scene trying to figure out what the Remembrall is trying to remind him of. In the movie he even points out how useless an object is that only lets you know you forgot ''something'', not ''what'' it is you forgot.








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* ''ComicBook/DeadpoolKillsTheMarvelUniverse'': At the end of Deadpool Killustrated (in which Deadpool is unsatisfied with killing off his home 'verse and has moved on to all of fiction), SherlockHolmes is in a limbo between worlds, forcing himself to remember fictional characters so that they'll continue to exist. He's clearly having difficulty in remembering all of them.

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* ''ComicBook/DeadpoolKillsTheMarvelUniverse'': At the end of Deadpool Killustrated "Deadpool Killustrated" (in which Deadpool is unsatisfied with killing off his home 'verse and has moved on to all of fiction), SherlockHolmes Franchise/SherlockHolmes is in a limbo between worlds, forcing himself to remember fictional characters so that they'll continue to exist. He's clearly having difficulty in remembering all of them.

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* This is a running theme with Dory in ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', who suffers from short-term memory loss and repeats words or sentences to herself in an attempt to retain information.
** When told by some friendly mackerel to go "through a trench, not over it", she repeats the phrase to herself a few times but immediately forgets it (mostly) when they encounter the trench. Although she has a nagging feeling that they should go through the trench, she is easily convinced to go over it.
** Whilst travelling with Marlin she continuously repeats the phrase "P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney" and manages to remember it the entire journey -- even using it as a SurvivalMantra while [[spoiler:stung to near-unconsciousness by jellyfish]]. But after [[spoiler:Marlin tells her to leave after believing Nemo was killed]], Dory becomes so upset she tries to say the address one more time and fails to remember past the number 42.
** Dory keeps [[AccidentalMisnaming misremembering Nemo's name]]. Over the course of the film, she manages to call him Chico, Fabio, Bingo, Harpo, and Elmo. Marlin keeps correcting her but it never sticks.
* Sulley in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' tries repeating to himself where he should deliver Mike's paperwork. He corrects his own verbalized mistake on which colored copies go where, but he never actually gets around to delivering them, forgetting because [[spoiler:the human child Boo gets out]].
* ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'': When Jim meets B.E.N., Ben tries to tell him everything he knows about Captain Flint's treasure but can't remember a certain important detail. {{Justified|Trope}} since his mind was removed [[spoiler: by Flint]] so he couldn't tell anybody. The moment Jim finds and reinstalls Ben's mind, he immediately remembers everything, [[spoiler: including the fact that Flint set the planet to self-destruct.]]
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* In the ''Series/SesameStreet'' picture book ''Don't Forget the Oatmeal!'', Bert and Ernie go grocery shopping, with Bert remarking at the beginning that it's particularly important that they remember to get more oatmeal. At the supermarket they get distracted by a Cookie Monster rampage, and when they get home they discover that they've bought everything on their list except the oatmeal.
* A classic ''Series/SesameStreet'' animated sketch has a young girl being given directions about what groceries to pick up for her mother. She walks all the way to the store repeating the three items she has to get only to momentarily forget the third when she's actually in the store. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im4GwUD1UY8&feature=fvwrel After a few second of being puzzled, she does remember the right thing to buy]], however.

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\n[[AC:LiveActionTV]]\n* In the ''Series/SesameStreet'' picture book ''Don't Forget the Oatmeal!'', Bert and Ernie go grocery shopping, with Bert remarking at the beginning that it's particularly important that they remember to get more oatmeal. At the supermarket they get distracted by a Cookie Monster rampage, and when they get home they discover that they've bought everything on their list except the oatmeal.\n* A classic ''Series/SesameStreet'' animated sketch has a young girl being given directions about what groceries to pick up for her mother. She walks all the way to the store repeating the three items she has to get only to momentarily forget the third when she's actually in the store. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im4GwUD1UY8&feature=fvwrel After a few second of being puzzled, she does remember the right thing to buy]], however.[[/folder]]

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* ''Series/SesameStreet'':
** In the picture book ''Don't Forget the Oatmeal!'', Bert and Ernie go grocery shopping, with Bert remarking at the beginning that it's particularly important that they remember to get more oatmeal. At the supermarket they get distracted by a Cookie Monster rampage, and when they get home they discover that they've bought everything on their list except the oatmeal.
** A classic animated sketch has a young girl being given directions about what groceries to pick up for her mother. She walks all the way to the store repeating the three items she has to get only to momentarily forget the third when she's actually in the store. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im4GwUD1UY8&feature=fvwrel After a few second of being puzzled, she does remember the right thing to buy]], however.
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* This is a running theme with Dory in ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', who suffers from short-term memory loss and repeats words or sentences to herself in an attempt to retain information.
** When told by some friendly mackerel to go 'through a trench, not over it', she repeats the phrase to herself a few times but immediately forgets it (mostly) when they encounter the trench. Although she has a nagging feeling that they should go through the trench, she is easily convinced to go over it.
** Whilst travelling with Marlin she continuously repeats the phrase "P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney" and manages to remember it the entire journey -- even using it as a SurvivalMantra while [[spoiler: stung to near-unconsciousness by jellyfish]]. But after [[spoiler: Marlin tells her to leave after believing Nemo was killed]], Dory becomes so upset she tries to say the address one more time and fails to remember past the number 42.
** Dory keeps [[AccidentalMisnaming misremembering Nemo's name]]. Over the course of the film, she manages to call him Chico, Fabio, Bingo, Harpo, and Elmo. Marlin keeps correcting her but it never sticks.

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\n[[AC:WesternAnimation]]\n* This is a running theme with Dory in ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', who suffers from short-term memory loss and repeats words or sentences to herself in an attempt to retain information.\n** When told by some friendly mackerel to go 'through a trench, not over it', she repeats the phrase to herself a few times but immediately forgets it (mostly) when they encounter the trench. Although she has a nagging feeling that they should go through the trench, she is easily convinced to go over it.\n** Whilst travelling with Marlin she continuously repeats the phrase "P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney" and manages to remember it the entire journey -- even using it as a SurvivalMantra while [[spoiler: stung to near-unconsciousness by jellyfish]]. But after [[spoiler: Marlin tells her to leave after believing Nemo was killed]], Dory becomes so upset she tries to say the address one more time and fails to remember past the number 42.\n** Dory keeps [[AccidentalMisnaming misremembering Nemo's name]]. Over the course of the film, she manages to call him Chico, Fabio, Bingo, Harpo, and Elmo. Marlin keeps correcting her but it never sticks.[[/folder]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': In ''The Film Fan'', Porky is being sent out to the store by his mother and repeats her instructions to himself, but he gets sidetracked when he passes by a movie theater and notices a sign saying that kids are admitted free.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': In ''The "The Film Fan'', Fan", Porky is being sent out to the store by his mother and repeats her instructions to himself, but he gets sidetracked when he passes by a movie theater and notices a sign saying that kids are admitted free.



* Sulley in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' tries repeating to himself where he should deliver Mike's paperwork. He corrects his own verbalized mistake on which colored copies go where, but he never actually gets around to delivering them, forgetting because [[spoiler:the human child Boo gets out]].



-->'''Cartman''': Okay. Last night, all four of us were at the bowling alley until about 7:30, at which time we noticed Ally Sheedy, the Goth chick from the Breakfast Club, was bowling in the lane next to us, and we asked her for her autograph, but she didn't have a pen, so we followed her out to her car, but on the way we were accosted by five Scientologists who wanted to give us all personality tests, which were administered at the Scientology Center in Denver until 10:45, at which time we accidentally boarded the wrong bus home and ended up in Rancho de Burritos Rojos, south of Castle Rock, and finally got a ride home with a man who was missing his left index finger, named Gary Bushwell, arriving home at 11:46.
* ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'': When Jim meets B.E.N., Ben tries to tell him everything he knows about Captain Flint's treasure but can't remember a certain important detail. {{Justified|Trope}} since his mind was removed [[spoiler: by Flint]] so he couldn't tell anybody. The moment Jim finds and reinstalls Ben's mind, he immediately remembers everything, [[spoiler: including the fact that Flint set the planet to self-destruct.]]

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-->'''Cartman''': -->'''Cartman:''' Okay. Last night, all four of us were at the bowling alley until about 7:30, at which time we noticed Ally Sheedy, the Goth chick from the Breakfast Club, was bowling in the lane next to us, and we asked her for her autograph, but she didn't have a pen, so we followed her out to her car, but on the way we were accosted by five Scientologists who wanted to give us all personality tests, which were administered at the Scientology Center in Denver until 10:45, at which time we accidentally boarded the wrong bus home and ended up in Rancho de Burritos Rojos, south of Castle Rock, and finally got a ride home with a man who was missing his left index finger, named Gary Bushwell, arriving home at 11:46.
* ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'': When Jim meets B.E.N., Ben tries to tell him everything he knows about Captain Flint's treasure but can't remember a certain important detail. {{Justified|Trope}} since his mind was removed [[spoiler: by Flint]] so he couldn't tell anybody. The moment Jim finds and reinstalls Ben's mind, he immediately remembers everything, [[spoiler: including the fact that Flint set the planet to self-destruct.]][[/folder]]


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