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** Alexis Rose often cheerfully mentions some objectively terrifying or weird situation she had to escape from when she was a globetrotting socialite. For example, Ted remarks that she can't run in her high heels, and she responds "Tell that to me at 21, escaping the {{Yakuza}}.

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** Alexis Rose often cheerfully mentions some objectively terrifying or weird situation she had to escape from when she was a globetrotting socialite. For example, Ted remarks that she can't run in her high heels, and she responds "Tell that to me at 21, escaping the {{Yakuza}}.{{Yakuza}}".

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* ''Series/SchittsCreek'' has many moments like this and most of the characters have done it at one point or another.
** Alexis Rose often cheerfully mentions some objectively terrifying or weird situation she had to escape from when she was a globetrotting socialite. For example, Ted remarks that she can't run in her high heels, and she responds "Tell that to me at 21, escaping the {{Yakuza}}.
** Twyla will often casually mention a relative's prison sentence, one of her mother's many boyfriends, vaguely abusive details about her childhood or even a relative's dismemberment.
** David mentions getting dumped by a rodeo clown who painted his face while he was sleeping and then disappeared.


* ''Series/ThirtyRock'' is ''powered'' by this: characters often reveal a great deal about themselves and others through exaggerated lines that are both delivered in a matter-of-fact tone and rarely get acknowledged after the fact. [[CloudCuckoolander Tracy]] and [[AttentionWhore Jenna]], however, take the cake.



* ''Series/ThirtyRock'' is ''powered'' by this: characters often reveal a great deal about themselves through exaggerated lines that are both delivered as a matter-of-fact and rarely get elaborated on. [[AttentionWhore Attention Whores Tracy and Jenna]], however, take the cake.

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* ''Series/ThirtyRock'' is ''powered'' by this: characters often reveal a great deal about themselves through exaggerated lines that are both delivered as a matter-of-fact and rarely get elaborated on. [[AttentionWhore Attention Whores Tracy and Jenna]], however, take the cake.


* Some of the wizards in the Literature/{{Discworld}} series have a tendency to make awkward pauses in the conversation even more awkward by filling them in with random trivia. In ''Discworld/ReaperMan'', the Senior Wrangler is said to be able to "do to a conversation what it usually takes thick treacle to do to the gears of a precision stopwatch."
** Dr. Hix has had a few of these as only the head of the [[{{Necromancer}} Department of Post-Mortem Communications]] can. In ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' he derails a conversation by wondering how a human skull could be used as a football like the legends say, having perhaps more experience with skulls than the people who started the legends.

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* Some of the wizards in the Literature/{{Discworld}} series have a tendency to make awkward pauses in the conversation even more awkward by filling them in with random trivia. In ''Discworld/ReaperMan'', ''Literature/ReaperMan'', the Senior Wrangler is said to be able to "do to a conversation what it usually takes thick treacle to do to the gears of a precision stopwatch."
** Dr. Hix has had a few of these as only the head of the [[{{Necromancer}} Department of Post-Mortem Communications]] can. In ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' ''Literature/UnseenAcademicals'' he derails a conversation by wondering how a human skull could be used as a football like the legends say, having perhaps more experience with skulls than the people who started the legends.


* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'': Javik has a habit of interspersing conversations with harsh, derogatory, or downright weird facts about life in "his cycle". For instance, when James tries to invite him to play poker, he claims that gambling was punishable by ''[[DisproportionateRetribution execution]]'' and that his troops whiled away the hours with staring contests. He's also known for aside references to Prothean cooking (ingredients: [[ImAHumanitarian most of the galaxy's now-sapient species]]). On the other hand, he admits in a conversation in ''Citadel'' that he [[{{Troll}} enjoys winding up the rest of the crew]] by seeing what outrageous lies they'll believe about his people.

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'': Javik has a habit of interspersing conversations with harsh, derogatory, or downright weird facts about life in "his cycle". For instance, when James tries to invite him to play poker, he claims that gambling was punishable by ''[[DisproportionateRetribution execution]]'' and that his troops whiled away the hours with staring contests. He's also known for aside references to Prothean cooking (ingredients: [[ImAHumanitarian [[ToServeMan most of the galaxy's now-sapient species]]). On the other hand, he admits in a conversation in ''Citadel'' that he [[{{Troll}} enjoys winding up the rest of the crew]] by seeing what outrageous lies they'll believe about his people.


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* ''ComicStrip/{{Candorville}}'' has this as a RunningGag between Lemont and the "Mainstream Media" guy, who'll shout out recent frivolous events and then whisper some kind of serious news item.

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* Some of the wizards in the Literature/{{Discworld}} series have a tendency to make awkward pauses in the conversation even more awkward by filling them in with random trivia. In ''Discworld/ReaperMan'', the Senior Wrangler is said to be able to "do to a conversation what it usually takes thick treacle to do to the gears of a precision stopwatch."
** Dr. Hix has had a few of these as only the head of the [[{{Necromancer}} Department of Post-Mortem Communications]] can. In ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' he derails a conversation by wondering how a human skull could be used as a football like the legends say, having perhaps more experience with skulls than the people who started the legends.
* At one point in ''[[Literature/RachelGriffin The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin]]'', Rachel utters the following line, earning her a weird look (but no follow-up questions) from the adults in the room:
-->'''Rachel''': Can you ask a boy with brown hair named Gaius Valiant to come see me after he finishes with his classes and being tortured by Vladimir von Dread, I have to ask him a question.



* PlayedForDrama in ''Series/DoctorWho''[='s=] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E9TheFamilyOfBlood "The Family of Blood"]]. John Smith (the human character the Doctor created and turned himself into) is holding the pocket watch that contains the Doctor's Time Lord consciousness, and talking to Martha and Joan. At one point in the conversation, the Doctor briefly takes him over, causing "John" to casually spout {{technobabble}} jargon and considerably freaking him out.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': PlayedForDrama in ''Series/DoctorWho''[='s=] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E9TheFamilyOfBlood "The Family of Blood"]]. John Smith (the human character the Doctor created and turned himself into) is holding the pocket watch that contains the Doctor's Time Lord consciousness, and talking to Martha and Joan. At one point in the conversation, the Doctor briefly takes him over, causing "John" to casually spout {{technobabble}} jargon and considerably freaking him out.



'''The Doctor:''' Oh, it's just a low-level telepathy field, you were born with it, just an extra-synaptic engram causing--\\
'''John:''' (''horrified'') Is that how he ''talks''?

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'''The Doctor:''' Oh, it's just a low-level telepathy field, you were born with it, just an extra-synaptic engram causing--\\
causing–\\
'''John:''' (''horrified'') ''[horrified]'' Is that how he ''talks''?



* One episode of ''Series/MythBusters'' (the Mad Trombonist revisit) had Jamie go into a weird story regarding [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext a tuba mounted at a toilet]]. The odd story made [[TheNarrator Rob Lee]] go into a FreakOut regarding [[HurricaneOfPuns all the puns he could use in the situation]].



* One episode of ''Series/MythBusters'' (the Mad Trombonist revisit) had Jamie go into a weird story regarding [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext a tuba mounted at a toilet]]. The odd story made [[TheNarrator Rob Lee]] go into a FreakOut regarding [[HurricaneOfPuns all the puns he could use in the situation]].

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* Some of the wizards in the Literature/{{Discworld}} series have a tendency to make awkward pauses in the conversation even more awkward by filling them in with random trivia. In ''Discworld/ReaperMan'', the Senior Wrangler is said to be able to "do to a conversation what it usually takes thick treacle to do to the gears of a precision stopwatch."
** Dr. Hix has had a few of these as only the head of the [[{{Necromancer}} Department of Post-Mortem Communications]] can. In ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' he derails a conversation by wondering how a human skull could be used as a football like the legends say, having perhaps more experience with skulls than the people who started the legends.
* At one point in ''[[Literature/RachelGriffin The Unexpected Enlightement of Rachel Griffin]]'', Rachel utters the following line, earning her a weird look (but no follow-up questions) from the adults in the room:
--> '''Rachel''': "Can you ask a boy with brown hair named Gaius Valiant to come see me after he finishes with his classes and being tortured by Vladimir von Dread, I have to ask him a question."

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Candorville}}'' has this as a RunningGag between Lemont and the "Mainstream Media" guy, who'll shout out recent frivolous events and then whisper some kind of serious news item.

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* One episode ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'': Javik has a habit of ''Series/MythBusters'' (the Mad Trombonist revisit) had Jamie go into a interspersing conversations with harsh, derogatory, or downright weird story regarding [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext a tuba mounted at a toilet]]. The odd story made [[TheNarrator Rob Lee]] go into a FreakOut regarding [[HurricaneOfPuns all facts about life in "his cycle". For instance, when James tries to invite him to play poker, he claims that gambling was punishable by ''[[DisproportionateRetribution execution]]'' and that his troops whiled away the puns he could use in the situation]].

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* Some
hours with staring contests. He's also known for aside references to Prothean cooking (ingredients: [[ImAHumanitarian most of the wizards in galaxy's now-sapient species]]). On the Literature/{{Discworld}} series have a tendency to make awkward pauses other hand, he admits in the conversation even more awkward by filling them in with random trivia. In ''Discworld/ReaperMan'', the Senior Wrangler is said to be able to "do to a conversation what it usually takes thick treacle to do to in ''Citadel'' that he [[{{Troll}} enjoys winding up the gears of a precision stopwatch."
** Dr. Hix has had a few of these as only the head
rest of the [[{{Necromancer}} Department of Post-Mortem Communications]] can. In ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' he derails a conversation crew]] by wondering how a human skull could be used as a football like the legends say, having perhaps more experience with skulls than the people who started the legends.
* At one point in ''[[Literature/RachelGriffin The Unexpected Enlightement of Rachel Griffin]]'', Rachel utters the following line, earning her a weird look (but no follow-up questions) from the adults in the room:
--> '''Rachel''': "Can you ask a boy with brown hair named Gaius Valiant to come see me after he finishes with
seeing what outrageous lies they'll believe about his classes and being tortured by Vladimir von Dread, I have to ask him a question."

[[AC:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Candorville}}'' has this as a RunningGag between Lemont and the "Mainstream Media" guy, who'll shout out recent frivolous events and then whisper some kind of serious news item.
people.



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* ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'': Javik has a habit of interspersing conversations with harsh, derogatory, or downright weird facts about life in "his cycle". For instance, when James tries to invite him to play poker, he claims that gambling was punishable by ''[[DisproportionateRetribution execution]]'' and that his troops whiled away the hours with staring contests. He's also known for aside references to Prothean cooking (ingredients: [[ImAHumanitarian most of the galaxy's now-sapient species]]). On the other hand, he admits in a conversation in ''Citadel'' that he [[{{Troll}} enjoys winding up the rest of the crew]] by seeing what outrageous lies they'll believe about his people.


* The news segments on ''TopGear'' often go off-topic for one reason or another, but no one derails them faster than James May.

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* The news segments on ''TopGear'' ''Series/{{Top Gear|UK}}'' often go off-topic for one reason or another, but no one derails them faster than James May.


* Sue Sylvester in ''Series/{{Glee}}'' frequently does this.
* The Janitor in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' does this sometimes.

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* %%* Sue Sylvester in ''Series/{{Glee}}'' frequently does this.
* %%* The Janitor in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' does this sometimes.


* Creator/RossNoble's entire routine is this. He begins practically every show by observing something strange an audience member is wearing or doing, and goes on to make a two-hour show out of it. A single show could cover Hare Krishnas, sailors, emus, and DJ [[TheChroniclesOfNarnia Aslan]] before the night is out.

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* Creator/RossNoble's entire routine is this. He begins practically every show by observing something strange an audience member is wearing or doing, and goes on to make a two-hour show out of it. A single show could cover Hare Krishnas, sailors, emus, and DJ [[TheChroniclesOfNarnia [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Aslan]] before the night is out.


* ''{{Candorville}}'' has this as a RunningGag between Lemont and the "Mainstream Media" guy, who'll shout out recent frivolous events and then whisper some kind of serious news item.

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* ''{{Candorville}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Candorville}}'' has this as a RunningGag between Lemont and the "Mainstream Media" guy, who'll shout out recent frivolous events and then whisper some kind of serious news item.


* The character Sister from ''RedVsBlue'' is known for this. She inserts all kinds of weird stuff into conversations that make people go "Wait, what?" as if it were normal.

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* The character Sister from ''RedVsBlue'' ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' is known for this. She inserts all kinds of weird stuff into conversations that make people go "Wait, what?" as if it were normal.


* Phoebe Buffay, from ''{{Friends}}'', often begins a story with "When I was living on the streets..." or "When my mother killed herself..." - The titular friends take it in stride (after all, they already know about Phoebe's mother and life story), new acquaintances do not.

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* Phoebe Buffay, from ''{{Friends}}'', ''Series/{{Friends}}'', often begins a story with "When I was living on the streets..." or "When my mother killed herself..." - The titular friends take it in stride (after all, they already know about Phoebe's mother and life story), new acquaintances do not.



* Sue Sylvester in ''{{Glee}}'' frequently does this.
* The Janitor in ''{{Scrubs}}'' does this sometimes.

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* Sue Sylvester in ''{{Glee}}'' ''Series/{{Glee}}'' frequently does this.
* The Janitor in ''{{Scrubs}}'' ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' does this sometimes.



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* One episode of ''Series/MythBusters'' (the Mad Trombonist revisit) had Jamie go into a weird story regarding [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext a tuba mounted at a toilet]]. The odd story made [[TheNarrator Rob Lee]] go into a FreakOut regarding [[HurricaneOfPuns all the puns he could use in the situation]].


* PlayedForDrama in ''Series/DoctorWho''[='s=] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E9TheFamilyOfBlood "The Family of Blood"]]. John Smith ([[spoiler:the human character the Doctor created and turned himself into]]) is holding the pocket watch that contains the Doctor's Time Lord consciousness, and talking to Martha and Joan. At one point in the conversation, the Doctor briefly takes him over, causing "John" to casually spout {{technobabble}} jargon and considerably freaking him out.

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* PlayedForDrama in ''Series/DoctorWho''[='s=] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E9TheFamilyOfBlood "The Family of Blood"]]. John Smith ([[spoiler:the (the human character the Doctor created and turned himself into]]) into) is holding the pocket watch that contains the Doctor's Time Lord consciousness, and talking to Martha and Joan. At one point in the conversation, the Doctor briefly takes him over, causing "John" to casually spout {{technobabble}} jargon and considerably freaking him out.

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