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** Another varient is for two characters to discuss matters while crawling through a Jeffries tube. This is spoofed in ''Series/DeepSpaceNine'' when Quark and Rom talk for so long they end up taking a wrong turn and come out in Captain Sisko's office.

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* Done a few times in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', where Ezio and Altair follow other characters while holding conversations. Players can choose to let the game take control of Ezio and Altair's movements if they wish and just move the camera around.

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* Parodied in ''Series/AlphaHouse'', with Robert Bettencourt asking an aide to walk with him, only for the conversation to end after eight steps.

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* Will and Charlie have a Walk and Talk in the pilot of ''Series/TheNewsroom''. It's notable in that it's the only Walk and Talk used in the series, with Aaron Sorkin deliberately avoiding the trope for the remainder of the its run.


* Any show that takes place inside a school, if they have the budget for a long enough hallway.
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* An unconvincing version in the film adaptation of ''Film/ASoundOfThunder'', thanks to the view suddenly switching to the actors walking against a dramatic CGI background of the future city once they've finished talking, with the actors walking at a completely different speed now they don't have to worry about running over the camera crew.

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* An [[SpecialEffectsFailure unconvincing version version]] in the film adaptation of ''Film/ASoundOfThunder'', thanks to the view suddenly switching to the actors walking against a dramatic CGI background of the future city once they've finished talking, with the actors walking at a completely different speed pace now they don't have to worry about running over the camera crew.


* Used twice in ''Film/StarTrek'', both times when TheCaptain (either Richard Robau or Christopher Pike) is giving orders to his NumberTwo (George Kirk or Spock) about how to deal with the ''Narada''.

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* Used twice in ''Film/StarTrek'', ''Film/StarTrek2009'', both times when TheCaptain (either Richard Robau or Christopher Pike) is giving orders to his NumberTwo (George Kirk or Spock) about how to deal with the ''Narada''.

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* In the pilot of ''Series/PersonOfInterest''
** Finch walks through New York's Central Park while telling Reese about the Machine, so he can't be overheard by bystanders. [[BigBrotherIsWatchingYou The Machine can still hear what they're saying.]]
** Subverted when Finch is briefing Reese on his new 'job' while walking through a crowded street, then suddenly reveals the object of their conversation is standing a few feet away.


** When Martin Sheen appeared on ''The Graham Norton Show'', they did a Walk And Talk homage to ''Series/TheWestWing''. Watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAQLuMypKO0#t=02m48s here]] (starts about 2:48 min in).

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** When Martin Sheen appeared on ''The Graham Norton Show'', they did a Walk And Talk homage to ''Series/TheWestWing''. Watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAQLuMypKO0#t=02m48s here]] (starts about 2:48 min in).com/watch?v=XAQLuMypKO0#t=2m48s homage]] to ''Series/TheWestWing''.


->''"Five-oh! Everybody, ''[[Series/TheWestWing West Wing]]''!"''
->''"[[Creator/AaronSorkin West Wing]]?"''
->''"[[SignatureStyle Walk fast, talk fast]]."''

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->''"Five-oh! Everybody, ''[[Series/TheWestWing West Wing]]''!"''
->''"[[Creator/AaronSorkin
Wing]]''!"''\\
''"[[Creator/AaronSorkin
West Wing]]?"''
->''"[[SignatureStyle
Wing]]?"''\\
''"[[SignatureStyle
Walk fast, talk fast]]."''



* Parodied and lampshaded in ''Film/JohnnyDangerously'' when Johnny and Lil go on a walk... and talk. After a very long time, they stop, look around and realize they must have left the city hours ago and are now out in the middle of a field in the middle of nowhere.
--> '''Johnny:''' Where the hell ''are'' we?

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* Parodied ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' makes hilarious use of this as Doc Brown rattles off exposition to Marty while running back and lampshaded in ''Film/JohnnyDangerously'' when Johnny forth...and Lil go on Marty chases after him, trying to get the next thing he's about to say.
* 80% of ''Film/BeforeSunrise'' is WalkAndTalk. The sequel features
a walk... bit less of it and talk. After a very long time, the third film [[spoiler:has only one scene where they stop, look around walk to the hotel and realize they must have left [[LampshadeHanging agree how much they've missed doing this]]]].
* Early on in ''Film/TheBody2012'', Inspector Peña gets informed about
the city hours ago and are now out in case at hand by an assistant on their way through the middle corridors of a field in the middle of nowhere.
--> '''Johnny:''' Where the hell ''are'' we?
hospital a corpse disappeared from.



* Done in the first scene after the opening of ''Film/CodeUnknown'', where Anne and Jean walk and talk down a Parisian street. Lampshaded by Anne:
-->'''Anne:''' Look, I'm in a hurry. Tell me what's wrong as we walk.



* Parodied and lampshaded in ''Film/JohnnyDangerously'' when Johnny and Lil go on a walk... and talk. After a very long time, they stop, look around and realize they must have left the city hours ago and are now out in the middle of a field in the middle of nowhere.
-->'''Johnny:''' Where the hell ''are'' we?
* Used in ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum''. In the director's commentary, it was admitted that in the scenes with Ben Stiller and Creator/RobinWilliams' characters on screen together, this mechanic just seemed to fit.



* Used in ''Something the Lord Made'', a biopic about African-American medical pioneer Vivien Thomas, to help establish the Jim Crow-era setting. An early scene has Thomas and his friend, also black, walking and talking along a footpath -- but they have to keep pausing the conversation and stepping off the footpath to let white folks past.
* Used in ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum''. In the director's commentary, it was admitted that in the scenes with Ben Stiller and Creator/RobinWilliams' characters on screen together, this mechanic just seemed to fit.

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* Used in ''Something the Lord Made'', a biopic about African-American medical pioneer Vivien Thomas, to help establish the Jim Crow-era setting. An early scene has Thomas and his friend, also black, walking and talking along a footpath -- but they have to keep pausing the conversation and stepping off the footpath to let white folks past.
* Used in ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum''. In the director's commentary, it was admitted that An unconvincing version in the scenes film adaptation of ''Film/ASoundOfThunder'', thanks to the view suddenly switching to the actors walking against a dramatic CGI background of the future city once they've finished talking, with Ben Stiller and Creator/RobinWilliams' characters on screen together, this mechanic just seemed the actors walking at a completely different speed now they don't have to fit.worry about running over the camera crew.
* Used twice in ''Film/StarTrek'', both times when TheCaptain (either Richard Robau or Christopher Pike) is giving orders to his NumberTwo (George Kirk or Spock) about how to deal with the ''Narada''.



** In the beginning of ''Film/StarWarsANewHope'' Darth Vader and an Imperial officer have a more brisk "Sorkin style" one on board Tantive IV discussing Princess Leia and the stolen Death Star plans.

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** In the beginning of ''Film/StarWarsANewHope'' Darth Vader and an Imperial officer have a more brisk "Sorkin style" one on board Tantive IV the ''Tantive IV'' discussing Princess Leia and the stolen Death Star plans.



* 80% of ''Film/BeforeSunrise'' is WalkAndTalk. The sequel features a bit less of it and the third film [[spoiler:has only one scene where they walk to the hotel and [[LampshadeHanging agree how much they've missed doing this]]]].
* An unconvincing version in the film adaptation of ''Film/ASoundOfThunder'', thanks to the view suddenly switching to the actors walking against a dramatic CGI background of the future city once they've finished talking, with the actors walking at a completely different speed now they don't have to worry about running over the camera crew.
* Done in the first scene after the opening of ''Film/CodeUnknown'', where Anne and Jean walk and talk down a Parisian street. Lampshaded by Anne:
-->'''Anne:''' Look, I'm in a hurry. Tell me what's wrong as we walk.
* ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' makes hilarious use of this as Doc Brown rattles off exposition to Marty while running back and forth...and Marty chases after him, trying to get the next thing he's about to say.
* Early on in ''Film/TheBody2012'', Inspector Peña gets informed about the case at hand by an assistant on their way through the corridors of the hospital a corpse disappeared from.
* Used twice in ''Film/StarTrek'', both times when TheCaptain (either Richard Robau or Christopher Pike) is giving orders to his NumberTwo (George Kirk or Spock) about how to deal with the ''Narada''.



* This is called the "Walk and Talk" on ''Series/{{Farscape}}''.
* ''Series/TheWestWing'' is not above {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing its use of the device, though: as early as the fourth episode, Josh and Sam realize that neither of them had any idea where they had been going, and each thought he was following the other. "Let's not tell anyone about this," Josh concludes. Also Lampshaded during a flashback episode to their first days in the White House when Sam asks Josh, "Do you mind if I talk to you while we walk?" and Josh says that they'll have to get used to having meetings in the hallway (due to not being able to read the White House maps).
** When Will Bailey first arrives at the White House he comments to Josh that "...you get a pretty good aerobic workout talking to someone in this building." Josh responds that [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore he's heard the jokes]].
** Toby and Sam had a walk and talk outside going to a breakfast place. Toby stops and wonders where the place is. Sam points behind them and says it was on the last street. He didn't want to stop their discussion.
** There's also one where Josh asks Donna her opinion on the topic of the meeting he's about to have. She begins to respond, but isn't done before he reaches the meeting place. He turns around and says, "You've got to go faster next time, I'm here already."
** Then there's the one where Josh, Donna, and Josh's intern are walking and the intern falls over and asks if they always walk so fast.
** When Martin Sheen appeared on ''The Graham Norton Show'', they did a Walk And Talk homage to ''Series/TheWestWing''. Watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAQLuMypKO0#t=02m48s here]] (starts about 2:48 min in).
* ''Series/TheBill'' has been doing this for years, predating ''The West Wing''. The fact that the Sun Hill set is one continuous set makes this possible.
* ''Series/{{ER}}'' also uses the Walk and Talk extensively. Thomas Del Ruth, director of photography for the pilot episode of ER, went on to be cinematographer on the pilot of ''The West Wing'' too.
* Factors heavily into the ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' shows. A ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch joked that the first rule for an extra on that show was "never stop moving."
* This method also appears often on ''Series/{{House}}'', and has been [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] on at least two occasions, one in which Wilson points out they ended up back where they started, and another where House explains to a camera crew filming his team trying to diagnose the patient of the week that their walking around creates the illusion of the plot moving forward.

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* This is called the "Walk and Talk" on ''Series/{{Farscape}}''.
* ''Series/TheWestWing'' is not above {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing its use of the device, though: as early as the fourth episode, Josh and Sam realize
Any show that neither of them had any idea where they had been going, and each thought he was following the other. "Let's not tell anyone about this," Josh concludes. Also Lampshaded during a flashback episode to their first days in the White House when Sam asks Josh, "Do you mind if I talk to you while we walk?" and Josh says that they'll have to get used to having meetings in the hallway (due to not being able to read the White House maps).
** When Will Bailey first arrives at the White House he comments to Josh that "...you get a pretty good aerobic workout talking to someone in this building." Josh responds that [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore he's heard the jokes]].
** Toby and Sam had a walk and talk outside going to a breakfast place. Toby stops and wonders where the
takes place is. Sam points behind them and says it was on the last street. He didn't want to stop their discussion.
** There's also one where Josh asks Donna her opinion on the topic of the meeting he's about to have. She begins to respond, but isn't done before he reaches the meeting place. He turns around and says, "You've got to go faster next time, I'm here already."
** Then there's the one where Josh, Donna, and Josh's intern are walking and the intern falls over and asks
inside a school, if they always walk so fast.
** When Martin Sheen appeared on ''The Graham Norton Show'', they did a Walk And Talk homage to ''Series/TheWestWing''. Watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAQLuMypKO0#t=02m48s here]] (starts about 2:48 min in).
* ''Series/TheBill'' has been doing this
have the budget for years, predating ''The West Wing''. The fact that the Sun Hill set is one continuous set makes this possible.
* ''Series/{{ER}}'' also uses the Walk and Talk extensively. Thomas Del Ruth, director of photography for the pilot episode of ER, went on to be cinematographer on the pilot of ''The West Wing'' too.
* Factors heavily into the ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' shows. A ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch joked that the first rule for an extra on that show was "never stop moving."
* This method also appears often on ''Series/{{House}}'', and has been [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] on at least two occasions, one in which Wilson points out they ended up back where they started, and another where House explains to
a camera crew filming his team trying to diagnose the patient of the week that their walking around creates the illusion of the plot moving forward.long enough hallway.
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** That particular example was in "Jack the Editor." Liz and Pete take four consecutive left turns in the performance area, realize it, say they were following each other, then part ways, with Pete saying "Good walk and talk."

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** That particular example was in "Jack the Editor." Editor". Liz and Pete take four consecutive left turns in the performance area, realize it, say they were following each other, then part ways, with Pete saying "Good walk and talk."



* Countless times on ''Series/StargateSG1'' and ''Series/StargateAtlantis''. Corridors are the ubiquitous set for this, often while giving TechnoBabble.
* Used and played with in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. JD is apparently so familiar with his Walk and Talk with Dr. Cox that he can run off to check on patients and get back without him noticing.



* Any show that takes place inside a school, if they have the budget for a long enough hallway.
* From ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' onward, a good third of any given episode is dedicated to exposition, which is commonly done while walking down seemingly endless corridors on whatever Ship/Station/Planet the story is set on. [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries The original show]] didn't have it as much, but it was certainly present.
** What they did have, though (including the later series), was the "stand and talk" variation where the characters would board a turbolift that would conveniently take exactly as long to reach its destination as it took for the conversation to end. In certain episodes of the original series, it's laughable how long the turbolift can take to get from the bridge to a deck that is only 3-4 stories down in the ship.
** In early designs of the Enterprise-D, they were going to have a transporter room right off the bridge, but Roddenberry wanted the characters to have conversations en route to the transporter, so this was dropped.
* Happened regularly in ''Series/TheWestWing's'' [[EvilTwin Evil British Twin]], ''Series/TheThickOfIt''.

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* Any ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' does this in spirit if not a continuous take. Typical sitcoms will have an outside hallway to the characters apartment or just a porch to someones house. The show puts Leonard and Sheldon as neighbors across the hall from Penny, also in the stairwell set on the fourth floor of a building that takes place inside a school, if they doesn't have a working elevator. Thus, to give room for conversation, it shows them walking the budget stairway, each floor except the lobby just marginally redressed from the main set.
* ''Series/TheBill'' has been doing this
for a long enough hallway.
years, predating ''The West Wing''. The fact that the Sun Hill set is one continuous set makes this possible.
* From ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' onward, a good third ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' often in the hallways of any given episode is dedicated to exposition, which is commonly done SHS and UC Sunnydale. PlayedForLaughs in the MusicalEpisode where three of the Scoobies have a conversation while walking down seemingly endless corridors on whatever Ship/Station/Planet the story is set on. [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries The original show]] didn't have it as much, but it was certainly present.
** What they did have, though (including
street while the later series), was the "stand residents of Sunnydale [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight sing and talk" variation where the characters would board a turbolift that would conveniently take exactly as long to reach its destination as it took for the conversation to end. In certain episodes of the original series, it's laughable how long the turbolift can take to get from the bridge to a deck that is only 3-4 stories down dance]] in the ship.
** In early designs of the Enterprise-D, they were going to have a transporter room right off the bridge, but Roddenberry wanted the characters to have conversations en route to the transporter, so this was dropped.
* Happened regularly in ''Series/TheWestWing's'' [[EvilTwin Evil British Twin]], ''Series/TheThickOfIt''.
[[FunnyBackgroundEvent background and foreground]].



* Done frequently on ''Series/{{NCIS}}''; and almost as often [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] for humour value. Especially when someone new shows up. Tony once calls this the "mobile campfire."
* Canada knows this trope via its usage in Rick Mercer's Rants from ''Series/ThisHourHas22Minutes'' and ''Series/TheRickMercerReport''. Most of the time it was only Mercer himself in the shot, giving the impression that the audience was the second person.
* Aaron Sorkin's first use of it was pretty much OncePerEpisode of ''Series/SportsNight''. Notably subverted in one scene of one episode, where two characters, about to have a very private altercation, take a long walk to one's office...and barely a single word is spoken throughout the entire trip.
* Happens in an episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', when George is walking and talking with Wilhelm, his boss at Yankee Stadium. Wilhelm is in the middle of giving George an important assignment when he abruptly steps aside into the restroom. George politely waits outside for him, only to eventually realize that Wilhelm just kept on talking while using the restroom. George spends the rest of the episode trying to figure out what his assignment is.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' does this in spirit if not a continuous take. Typical sitcoms will have an outside hallway to the characters apartment or just a porch to someones house. The show puts Leonard and Sheldon as neighbors across the hall from Penny, also in the stairwell set on the fourth floor of a building that doesn't have a working elevator. Thus, to give room for conversation, it shows them walking the stairway, each floor except the lobby just marginally redressed from the main set.
* Done frequently on ''Series/{{JAG}}''; both at the headquarters building in Falls Church and on board Navy ships.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' often in the hallways of SHS and UC Sunnydale. PlayedForLaughs in the MusicalEpisode where three of the Scoobies have a conversation while walking down the street while the residents of Sunnydale [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight sing and dance]] in the [[FunnyBackgroundEvent background and foreground]].
* ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' featured the same lampshading as ''Series/TheWestWing'', with the protagonists ushering Alex the long way around to avoid meeting the girl he's crushing on, ending up with Meredith wondering: "Where ''was'' I going?" ''Might'' also be subtle foreshadowing because [[spoiler: Meredith is at risk of developing Alzheimer's syndrome]].
* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Lampshaded by Olenna Tyrell: "If I have to take one more leisurely stroll through these gardens, I'll fling myself from the cliffs." Of course there are practical reasons for her doing so in the DeadlyDecadentCourt of [[CityOfSpies Kings Landing]], as walking [[ProperlyParanoid makes it difficult for anyone to listen in on your conversation]].
* Spoofed in ''Series/ATouchOfCloth III'' where a sequence of walking-and-talking is constantly lampshaded by the characters as only being to make this fairly boring {{Exposition}} scene look more exciting and they aren't actually going anywhere. Also, as they walk through the police station, it actually ''[[WraparoundBackground loops]]''. In a later scene, posters on the walls even display images fitting what they're talking about as they go past them.

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* Done frequently on ''Series/{{NCIS}}''; ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E1SpearheadFromSpace Spearhead from Space]]", a strike at [[Creator/TheBBC the BBC]] led to locations
and almost as often [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] film cameras replacing the smaller studio sets with less mobile (at the time) video cameras, resulting in quite a number of Walk and Talk shots that were otherwise unusual for humour value. Especially when someone new shows up. Tony once calls this the "mobile campfire."
* Canada knows this trope via its usage in Rick Mercer's Rants from ''Series/ThisHourHas22Minutes''
era.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E1Rose "Rose"]]: The Doctor
and ''Series/TheRickMercerReport''. Most of the time it was only Mercer himself in the shot, giving the impression that the audience was the second person.
* Aaron Sorkin's first use of it was pretty much OncePerEpisode of ''Series/SportsNight''. Notably subverted in one scene of one episode, where two characters, about to
Rose have a very private altercation, take a long exposition-filled walk to one's office...and barely a single word is spoken throughout the entire trip.
* Happens in an episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', when George is walking and talking with Wilhelm, his boss at Yankee Stadium. Wilhelm is in the middle of giving George an important assignment when he abruptly steps aside into the restroom. George politely waits outside for him, only to eventually realize that Wilhelm just kept on talking while using the restroom. George spends the rest of the episode trying to figure out what his assignment is.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' does this in spirit if not a continuous take. Typical sitcoms will have an outside hallway to the characters
from Rose's apartment or just a porch to someones house. The show puts Leonard and Sheldon as neighbors across the hall from Penny, also in the stairwell set on the fourth floor of a building that doesn't have a working elevator. Thus, to give room for conversation, it shows them walking the stairway, each floor except the lobby just marginally redressed from the main set.
* Done frequently on ''Series/{{JAG}}''; both at the headquarters building in Falls Church and on board Navy ships.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' often in the hallways of SHS and UC Sunnydale. PlayedForLaughs in the MusicalEpisode
near where three of he parked the Scoobies have a conversation while walking down the street while the residents of Sunnydale [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight sing and dance]] in the [[FunnyBackgroundEvent background and foreground]].
* ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' featured the same lampshading as ''Series/TheWestWing'', with the protagonists ushering Alex the long way around to avoid meeting the girl he's crushing on, ending up with Meredith wondering: "Where ''was'' I going?" ''Might'' also be subtle foreshadowing because [[spoiler: Meredith is at risk of developing Alzheimer's syndrome]].
* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Lampshaded by Olenna Tyrell: "If I have to take one more leisurely stroll through these gardens, I'll fling myself from the cliffs." Of course there are practical reasons for her doing so in the DeadlyDecadentCourt of [[CityOfSpies Kings Landing]], as walking [[ProperlyParanoid makes it difficult for anyone to listen in on your conversation]].
* Spoofed in ''Series/ATouchOfCloth III'' where a sequence of walking-and-talking is constantly lampshaded by the characters as only being to make this fairly boring {{Exposition}} scene look more exciting and they aren't actually going anywhere. Also, as they walk through the police station, it actually ''[[WraparoundBackground loops]]''. In a later scene, posters on the walls even display images fitting what they're talking about as they go past them.
TARDIS.



* In the classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E1SpearheadFromSpace Spearhead from Space]]", a strike at [[Creator/TheBBC the BBC]] led to locations and film cameras replacing the smaller studio sets with less mobile (at the time) video cameras, resulting in quite a number of Walk and Talk shots that were otherwise unusual for this era.

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* In ''Series/{{ER}}'' also uses the classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS7E1SpearheadFromSpace Spearhead from Space]]", a strike at [[Creator/TheBBC the BBC]] led to locations and film cameras replacing the smaller studio sets with less mobile (at the time) video cameras, resulting in quite a number of Walk and Talk shots extensively. Thomas Del Ruth, director of photography for the pilot episode of ER, went on to be cinematographer on the pilot of ''The West Wing'' too.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. Lampshaded by Olenna Tyrell: "If I have to take one more leisurely stroll through these gardens, I'll fling myself from the cliffs." Of course there are practical reasons for her doing so in the DeadlyDecadentCourt of [[CityOfSpies Kings Landing]], as walking [[ProperlyParanoid makes it difficult for anyone to listen in on your conversation]].
* This is called the "Walk and Talk" on ''Series/{{Farscape}}''.
* ''Series/GreysAnatomy'' featured the same lampshading as ''Series/TheWestWing'', with the protagonists ushering Alex the long way around to avoid meeting the girl he's crushing on, ending up with Meredith wondering: "Where ''was'' I going?" ''Might'' also be subtle foreshadowing because [[spoiler: Meredith is at risk of developing Alzheimer's syndrome]].
* This method also appears often on ''Series/{{House}}'', and has been [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] on at least two occasions, one in which Wilson points out they ended up back where they started, and another where House explains to a camera crew filming his team trying to diagnose the patient of the week
that their walking around creates the illusion of the plot moving forward.
* Done frequently on ''Series/{{JAG}}''; both at the headquarters building in Falls Church and on board Navy ships.
* Factors heavily into the ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' shows. A ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch joked that the first rule for an extra on that show was "never stop moving".
* Done frequently on ''Series/{{NCIS}}''; and almost as often [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] for humour value. Especially when someone new shows up. Tony once calls this the "mobile campfire".
* Used and played with in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''. JD is apparently so familiar with his Walk and Talk with Dr. Cox that he can run off to check on patients and get back without him noticing.
* Happens in an episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', when George is walking and talking with Wilhelm, his boss at Yankee Stadium. Wilhelm is in the middle of giving George an important assignment when he abruptly steps aside into the restroom. George politely waits outside for him, only to eventually realize that Wilhelm just kept on talking while using the restroom. George spends the rest of the episode trying to figure out what his assignment is.
* Aaron Sorkin's first use of it was pretty much OncePerEpisode of ''Series/SportsNight''. Notably subverted in one scene of one episode, where two characters, about to have a very private altercation, take a long walk to one's office...and barely a single word is spoken throughout the entire trip.
* Countless times on ''Series/StargateSG1'' and ''Series/StargateAtlantis''. Corridors are the ubiquitous set for this, often while giving TechnoBabble.
* From ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' onward, a good third of any given episode is dedicated to exposition, which is commonly done while walking down seemingly endless corridors on whatever Ship/Station/Planet the story is set on. [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries The original show]] didn't have it as much, but it was certainly present.
** What they did have, though (including the later series), was the "stand and talk" variation where the characters would board a turbolift that would conveniently take exactly as long to reach its destination as it took for the conversation to end. In certain episodes of the original series, it's laughable how long the turbolift can take to get from the bridge to a deck that is only 3-4 stories down in the ship.
** In early designs of the Enterprise-D, they
were otherwise unusual for going to have a transporter room right off the bridge, but Roddenberry wanted the characters to have conversations en route to the transporter, so this era.was dropped.
* Happened regularly in ''Series/TheWestWing's'' [[EvilTwin Evil British Twin]], ''Series/TheThickOfIt''.
* Canada knows this trope via its usage in Rick Mercer's Rants from ''Series/ThisHourHas22Minutes'' and ''Series/TheRickMercerReport''. Most of the time it was only Mercer himself in the shot, giving the impression that the audience was the second person.
* Spoofed in ''Series/ATouchOfCloth III'' where a sequence of walking-and-talking is constantly lampshaded by the characters as only being to make this fairly boring {{Exposition}} scene look more exciting and they aren't actually going anywhere. Also, as they walk through the police station, it actually ''[[WraparoundBackground loops]]''. In a later scene, posters on the walls even display images fitting what they're talking about as they go past them.
* ''Series/TheWestWing'' is not above {{lampshad|eHanging}}ing its use of the device, though: as early as the fourth episode, Josh and Sam realize that neither of them had any idea where they had been going, and each thought he was following the other. "Let's not tell anyone about this," Josh concludes. Also Lampshaded during a flashback episode to their first days in the White House when Sam asks Josh, "Do you mind if I talk to you while we walk?" and Josh says that they'll have to get used to having meetings in the hallway (due to not being able to read the White House maps).
** When Will Bailey first arrives at the White House he comments to Josh that "...you get a pretty good aerobic workout talking to someone in this building." Josh responds that [[NeverHeardThatOneBefore he's heard the jokes]].
** Toby and Sam had a walk and talk outside going to a breakfast place. Toby stops and wonders where the place is. Sam points behind them and says it was on the last street. He didn't want to stop their discussion.
** There's also one where Josh asks Donna her opinion on the topic of the meeting he's about to have. She begins to respond, but isn't done before he reaches the meeting place. He turns around and says, "You've got to go faster next time, I'm here already."
** Then there's the one where Josh, Donna, and Josh's intern are walking and the intern falls over and asks if they always walk so fast.
** When Martin Sheen appeared on ''The Graham Norton Show'', they did a Walk And Talk homage to ''Series/TheWestWing''. Watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAQLuMypKO0#t=02m48s here]] (starts about 2:48 min in).



* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' parodied this in "Board Games," when Peggy is "briefed" by Bobby while going to meet with Minh and Nancy.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' parodied this in "Board Games," Games", when Peggy is "briefed" by Bobby while going to meet with Minh and Nancy.


Creators use this technique to give the scene more energy and convey how busy the characters are. Can take ''a lot'' of takes to get right, but can give us some impressive examples of TheOner. However, characters never seem to watch where they're going.

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Creators use this technique to give the make an [[{{Infodump}} exposition-laden]] scene more energy and energetic or convey how busy the characters are. Can take ''a lot'' of takes to get right, but can give us some impressive examples of TheOner. However, characters never seem to watch where they're going.


Having the characters walk from one end to the other of a large, contiguous set while talking to each other, while a SteadiCam operator walks backwards in front of them, allowing for a continuous, moving, MediumTwoShot. Can take ''a lot'' of takes to get right, but can give us some impressive examples of TheOner. However, they never seem to watch where they're going.

Also known as a pedeconference (by analogy to teleconference), especially on Website/TelevisionWithoutPity. May overlap with EnRouteSumUp.

According to a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' director, they use these to give the scene more energy and convey how busy the characters are.

This shooting technique was [[TropeCodifier popularized]] by Creator/AaronSorkin, who used it first on ''Series/SportsNight'' and developed the technique further on ''Series/TheWestWing''. Works deliberately evoking Sorkin's style will tend to have the characters using MametSpeak as they go. It's also common in computer-animated works, where it appears to serve as a 3-D alternative to the WraparoundBackground.

Not to be confused with CameraChase, when a single person walks toward a retreating camera while narrating.

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Having the characters walk from one end to the other of a large, contiguous set while talking to each other, while a SteadiCam operator walks backwards in front of them, allowing for a continuous, moving, MediumTwoShot.

Creators use this technique to give the scene more energy and convey how busy the characters are.
Can take ''a lot'' of takes to get right, but can give us some impressive examples of TheOner. However, they characters never seem to watch where they're going.

Also known as a pedeconference (by analogy to teleconference), especially on Website/TelevisionWithoutPity. May overlap with EnRouteSumUp.

According to a ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' director, they use these to give the scene more energy and convey how busy the characters are.

This shooting technique was [[TropeCodifier popularized]] by Creator/AaronSorkin, who used it first on ''Series/SportsNight'' and developed the technique further on ''Series/TheWestWing''. Works deliberately evoking Sorkin's style will tend to have the characters using MametSpeak as they go. It's also common in computer-animated works, where it appears to serve as a 3-D alternative to the WraparoundBackground.

WraparoundBackground. Also known as a pedeconference (by analogy to teleconference), especially on Website/TelevisionWithoutPity.

May overlap with EnRouteSumUp.
Not to be confused with CameraChase, when a single person walks toward a retreating camera while narrating.narrating.


*** Interestingly enough, referenced and parodied in Auralnauts [[Main/AbridgedSeries abridged]] take on Episode 3.

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*** Interestingly enough, referenced and parodied in Auralnauts [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WebVideo/AuralnautsStarWars Auralnauts]] [[Main/AbridgedSeries abridged]] take on Episode 3.

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*** Interestingly enough, referenced and parodied in Auralnauts [[Main/AbridgedSeries abridged]] take on Episode 3.


--> '''Johnny:''' "Where the hell ''are'' we?"

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--> '''Johnny:''' "Where Where the hell ''are'' we?"we?



* Used extensively in Creator/KennethBranagh's ''{{Hamlet}}''. In the director's commentary, they claim ''Series/TheWestWing'' was ripping them off.

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* Used extensively in Creator/KennethBranagh's ''{{Hamlet}}''.''Film/{{Hamlet}}''. In the director's commentary, they claim ''Series/TheWestWing'' was ripping them off.



* Happens quite a bit in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels.

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* Happens quite a bit in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels.''Franchise/StarWars'':



** Also in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' when Anakin is complaining to Obi-Wan about not being promoted to Jedi Master.

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** Also in In ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' when Anakin is complaining to Obi-Wan about not being promoted to Jedi Master.



-->'''Anne''': Look, I'm in a hurry. Tell me what's wrong as we walk.
* ''BackToTheFuturePartII'' makes hilarious use of this as Doc Brown rattles off exposition to Marty while running back and forth...and Marty chases after him, trying to get the next thing he's about to say.

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-->'''Anne''': -->'''Anne:''' Look, I'm in a hurry. Tell me what's wrong as we walk.
* ''BackToTheFuturePartII'' ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' makes hilarious use of this as Doc Brown rattles off exposition to Marty while running back and forth...and Marty chases after him, trying to get the next thing he's about to say.



--->'''Liz''': Can you walk and talk?\\
'''Kenneth''': [[CentipedesDilemma Usually, but now you've got me thinking about it. *walks awkwardly during the rest of the scene*]]

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--->'''Liz''': --->'''Liz:''' Can you walk and talk?\\
'''Kenneth''': '''Kenneth:''' [[CentipedesDilemma Usually, but now you've got me thinking about it. *walks awkwardly during the rest of the scene*]]



* Parodied on ''The Armstrong And Miller Show''. One recurring sketch has a PointyHairedBoss character marching down a corridor while his subordinates dash up to him with obviously nonsensical information or bits of interesting trivia.

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* Parodied on ''The Armstrong And Miller Show''.''Series/TheArmstrongAndMillerShow''. One recurring sketch has a PointyHairedBoss character marching down a corridor while his subordinates dash up to him with obviously nonsensical information or bits of interesting trivia.



-->'''Shirley''': Why are we walking like this?
-->'''Phil''': I dunno, I saw it on ''The West Wing'', it makes everything seems important. ''[they abruptly walk off in opposite directions]''

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-->'''Shirley''': -->'''Shirley:''' Why are we walking like this?
-->'''Phil''':
this?\\
'''Phil:'''
I dunno, I saw it on ''The West Wing'', it makes everything seems important. important.\\
''[they abruptly walk off in opposite directions]''



* In the second ''VideoGame/{{Drakensang}}'' game ''River of Time'', the water sprite imprisoned on the isle behind the troll bridge is supposed to explain her predicament to the heroes while walking around the island. Unfortunately, the effect is lost by a couple of obvious scenerey cutrs while the water sprite is animated continuously.

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* In the second ''VideoGame/{{Drakensang}}'' game ''River of Time'', the water sprite imprisoned on the isle behind the troll bridge is supposed to explain her predicament to the heroes while walking around the island. Unfortunately, the effect is lost by a couple of obvious scenerey cutrs cuts while the water sprite is animated continuously.



-->'''Mike Nelson (as [[Film/TheForceAwakens Kylo Ren]])''': C'mon, let's do an Creator/AaronSorkin walk-and-talk.

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-->'''Mike Nelson (as Nelson:''' ''[as [[Film/TheForceAwakens Kylo Ren]])''': Ren]]]'' C'mon, let's do an Creator/AaronSorkin walk-and-talk.

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