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-> ''The plot "thickens", as they say. Why, by the way? Is it a soup metaphor?''

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-> ''The plot "thickens", "thickens," as they say. Why, by the way? Is it a soup metaphor?''



The phrase is sometimes parodied as "The plot sickens". You may also hear "the plot thins" - usually uttered after a major AntiClimax.

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The phrase is sometimes parodied as "The plot sickens". sickens." You may also hear "the plot thins" - usually uttered after a major AntiClimax.



-->'''M. Gustave:''' The plot "thickens", as they say. Why, by the way? Is it a soup metaphor?

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-->'''M. Gustave:''' The plot "thickens", "thickens," as they say. Why, by the way? Is it a soup metaphor?



* One of the ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles'' books has a chapter titled "[[InWhichATropeIsDescribed In Which The Plot Thickens]]", which is followed shortly thereafter by one titled "In Which The Plot Positively Curdles".
* Every book in ''Literature/TheIncredibleWorldsOfWallyMcDoogle'' has a chapter called "The Plot Sickens".

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* One of the ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles'' books has a chapter titled "[[InWhichATropeIsDescribed In Which The Plot Thickens]]", Thickens]]," which is followed shortly thereafter by one titled "In Which The Plot Positively Curdles".
Curdles."
* Every book in ''Literature/TheIncredibleWorldsOfWallyMcDoogle'' has a chapter called "The Plot Sickens".Sickens."



-->Ah ha, you see, the plot grows thicker,
-->And Cindy's luck starts looking sicker.

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-->Ah ha, you see, the plot grows thicker,
-->And
thicker,\\
And
Cindy's luck starts looking sicker.



--> '''Narrator:''' The plot thickens
--> '''Other voice:''' And tho do the joketh

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--> '''Narrator:''' -->'''Narrator:''' The plot thickens
-->
thickens\\
'''Other voice:''' And tho do the joketh


-->'''Hawakeye:''' The plot thins.

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-->'''Hawakeye:''' -->'''Hawkeye:''' The plot thins.


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[[folder:{{Radio}}]]
One episode of ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain'', had this exchange between the narrator and a character:
--> '''Narrator:''' The plot thickens
--> '''Other voice:''' And tho do the joketh

[[/folder]]


-> ''Why, by the way? Is it a soup metaphor?''

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-> ''Why, ''The plot "thickens", as they say. Why, by the way? Is it a soup metaphor?''


-->C.S. Lewis: He comes; he sleeps; he goes. So the plot thickens.

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-->C.-->'''C.S. Lewis: Lewis:''' He comes; he sleeps; he goes. So the plot thickens.



-->M. Gustave: The plot "thickens", as they say. Why, by the way? Is it a soup metaphor?

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-->M. Gustave: -->'''M. Gustave:''' The plot "thickens", as they say. Why, by the way? Is it a soup metaphor?



-->Wo Fat: As we clever Chinese say, "The plot thickens..."

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-->Wo Fat: -->'''Wo Fat:''' As we clever Chinese say, "The plot thickens..."



-->Michael Knight: So, the plot thickens. I bet this guy David Dalton is not down in Mexico looking for the world's biggest burrito.

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-->Michael Knight: -->'''Michael Knight:''' So, the plot thickens. I bet this guy David Dalton is not down in Mexico looking for the world's biggest burrito.



-->Pauline: It's about Mickey. He's getting married.
-->Ross: Oh-ho. The plot thickens.

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-->Pauline: -->'''Pauline:''' It's about Mickey. He's getting married.
-->Ross:
married.\\
'''Ross:'''
Oh-ho. The plot thickens.


-->-- Gustave H., ''Film/TheGrandBudapestHotel''

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-->-- Gustave '''Gustave H., ''', ''Film/TheGrandBudapestHotel''


It usually refers to [[{{Plot}} things]] becoming [[GambitPileup overly complex]] or mysterious. Today this term is often PlayedForLaughs. Coined in the 17th century, it originally described the plot of a play that was overly intricate, and by the late 1800s it was used for [[SherlockHolmes increasingly complex mysteries in detective stories]].

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It usually refers to [[{{Plot}} things]] becoming [[GambitPileup overly complex]] or mysterious. Today this term is often PlayedForLaughs. Coined in the 17th century, it originally described the plot of a play that was overly intricate, and by the late 1800s it was used for [[SherlockHolmes [[Literature/SherlockHolmes increasingly complex mysteries in detective stories]].

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* Every book in ''Literature/TheIncredibleWorldsOfWallyMcDoogle'' has a chapter called "The Plot Sickens".


* A chapter heading in ''Discworld/MakingMoney'' refers to it, but is "the ''pot'' thickens". This makes sense in context because Moist believes temporarily that Gladys, his golem secretary, is cooking his dog in the pit she's stirring. It turns out to be the sheep's head Adora Belle ordered for dinner.

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* A chapter heading in ''Discworld/MakingMoney'' ''Literature/MakingMoney'' refers to it, but is "the ''pot'' thickens". This makes sense in context because Moist believes temporarily that Gladys, his golem secretary, is cooking his dog in the pit she's stirring. It turns out to be the sheep's head Adora Belle ordered for dinner.


* In ''Film/FaceOff'', Castor Troy's response upon walking in on Jamie wearing just her underwear and a cropped t-shirt.

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* In ''Film/FaceOff'', Castor Troy's response upon walking in on Jamie wearing just her underwear panties and a cropped t-shirt.


* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' - When Luthor's soon-to-be Injustice Gang sees who's gathered them, the Shade quips, "Lex Luthor? The plot thins."

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' - When Luthor's soon-to-be Injustice Gang sees who's gathered them, the Shade quips, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ditmHrfdz44&t=2m3s "Lex Luthor? The Well, the plot thins.""]]


* ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen''

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* ''TheLeagueOfGentlemen''''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen''


* ''{{MASH}}'': Inverted as Hawkeye, Henry, Trapper, Klinger and Radar are watching home movies of Frank's wedding.

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* ''{{MASH}}'': ''{{Series/MASH}}'': Inverted as Hawkeye, Henry, Trapper, Klinger and Radar are watching home movies of Frank's wedding.


* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': [[PlayerCharacter The]] [[DeadpanSnarker Warden]] can say it during one of [[TheBard Leliana's]] tales.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': [[PlayerCharacter The]] [[DeadpanSnarker The Warden]] can say it during one of [[TheBard Leliana's]] tales.


* ''{{Garfield}}'' [[http://garfield.nfshost.com/?s=the+plot+thickens has said this a few times]].

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* ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' [[http://garfield.nfshost.com/?s=the+plot+thickens has said this a few times]].


[[caption-width-right:282:[[XMeetsY Plot, meet thick. Thick, meet Plot]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:282:[[XMeetsY [[caption-width-right:282:[[JustForFun/XMeetsY Plot, meet thick. Thick, meet Plot]].]]

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