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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd Journey's End]]": When discussing a DoomsdayDevice called the "Osterhagen Key", the Doctor demands to know who would invent such a thing... then realizes that it was probably someone named Osterhagen.

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** "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd Journey's End]]": [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd "Journey's End"]]: When discussing a DoomsdayDevice called the "Osterhagen Key", the Doctor demands to know who would invent such a thing... then realizes that it was probably someone named Osterhagen.



--->'''The Doctor:''' Have you considered tracking back the signal and talking to them? ''[Daleks are silent]'' ...he asked the Daleks.

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--->'''The Doctor:''' Have you considered tracking back the signal and talking to them? ''[Daleks are silent]'' ...he asked the Daleks.[[OmnicidalManiac Daleks]].
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'':
** In "My Coffee with Niles", Niles is confused to learn Roz can't stand him.
--->'''Niles:''' Why should I warrant such strong emotions? I barely acknowledge her existence.\\
'''Frasier:''' Think you may be onto something there, Sherlock.
** In "Police Story", Frasier is pulled over for speeding while trying to get Roz to her dinner date on time, and the arresting officer sees from his licence that it's his birthday:
--->'''Roz:''' Frasier, why didn't you tell me it was your birthday? I'd have thrown you a party at the station!\\
'''Frasier:''' Question asked, question answered.
** In "To Kill a Talking Bird":
--->'''Frasier:''' Niles, why would you even want to live in such a stodgy building? You know, when I applied there, they treated me like riff-raff.\\
'''Niles:''' Well, if you're going to ask and answer your own question, what do you need me for?



* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'':
** In "My Coffee with Niles", Niles is confused to learn Roz can't stand him.
--->'''Niles:''' Why should I warrant such strong emotions? I barely acknowledge her existence.\\
'''Frasier:''' Think you may be onto something there, Sherlock.
** In "Police Story", Frasier is pulled over for speeding while trying to get Roz to her dinner date on time, and the arresting officer sees from his licence that it's his birthday:
--->'''Roz:''' Frasier, why didn't you tell me it was your birthday? I'd have thrown you a party at the station!\\
'''Frasier:''' Question asked, question answered.
** In "To Kill a Talking Bird":
--->'''Frasier:''' Niles, why would you even want to live in such a stodgy building? You know, when I applied there, they treated me like riff-raff.\\
'''Niles:''' Well, if you're going to ask and answer your own question, what do you need me for?



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-->'''Wallace''': ...Amazon.ca.
-->'''Scott''': Cool, thanks!
* ''Comicbook/PS238'' has Atlas [[http://ps238.nodwick.com/?p=1315 wondering]] why he should accept the throne of a planet full of corrupt aristocracy:

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-->'''Wallace''': ...-->'''Wallace:''' ...Amazon.ca.
-->'''Scott''':
ca.\\
'''Scott:'''
Cool, thanks!
* ''Comicbook/PS238'' ''ComicBook/PS238'' has Atlas [[http://ps238.nodwick.com/?p=1315 wondering]] why he should accept the throne of a planet full of corrupt aristocracy:



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* Played with in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World''. Ringo asks the wizard Shaamforouz whether he'll ever learn to see through masks, noting that “even the weak ones can get flashes.” “You have answered your own question,” the wizard responds. This is entirely meaningless in context.

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* Played with in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World''. Ringo asks the wizard Shaamforouz whether he'll ever learn to see through masks, noting that “even "even the weak ones can get flashes.” “You " "You have answered your own question,” question," the wizard responds. This is entirely meaningless in context.context.
* ''WebVideo/DragonballZAbridged'':
** When it becomes apparent to all the cast who Trunks really is:
--->'''Piccolo:''' Trunks? What are you doing here?\\
'''Vegeta:''' Ha! That's a girl's name.\\
'''Krillin:''' Isn't that the name of your kid?\\
'''Vegeta:''' What, are you trying to imply that this wannabe-Super Saiyan from the future is my so... ''[tails off in realisation]''[[labelnote:*]]Note that Vegeta is one of the only two known Super Saiyans in the entire universe[[/labelnote]]
** After the cast waiting back at Kami's Lookout realize that Krillin crushed the remote meant to blow up Android 18:
--->'''Tien:''' I don't understand! All he had to do was push the button and blow up the... [[FoeYay the girl]].\\
'''Bulma:''' Oh, that makes sense.



* Gary in ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'' has this kind of problem, and tends not to even realise he's answered himself until someone else comments.

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* Gary in ''Film/TheWorldsEnd'' has this kind of problem, and tends not to even realise realize he's answered himself until someone else comments.



'''Peter:''' (''reacting to the situation'') What the fuck?\\

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'''Peter:''' (''reacting ''[reacting to the situation'') situation]'' What the fuck?\\



* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Penny tells Leonard that everything goes wrong with their relationship when they talk. She then adds that she had an 8 month long relation with a guy named T.J. and they never talked.

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* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Penny tells Leonard that everything goes wrong with their relationship when they talk. She then adds that she had an 8 month long 8-month-long relation with a guy named T.J. and they never talked.



** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd "Journey's End"]]: When discussing a DoomsdayDevice called the "Osterhagen Key", the Doctor demands to know who would invent such a thing... then realizes that it was probably someone named Osterhagen.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum of the Daleks"]]: There's a distress signal coming from the titular planet, so the Doctor has a [[AskAStupidQuestion question]]:
--->"Have you considered tracking back the signal and talking to them?" ''[Daleks are silent]'' "...he asked the Daleks."

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd "Journey's End"]]: "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd Journey's End]]": When discussing a DoomsdayDevice called the "Osterhagen Key", the Doctor demands to know who would invent such a thing... then realizes that it was probably someone named Osterhagen.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks Asylum of the Daleks"]]: Daleks]]": There's a distress signal coming from the titular planet, so the Doctor has a [[AskAStupidQuestion question]]:
--->"Have --->'''The Doctor:''' Have you considered tracking back the signal and talking to them?" them? ''[Daleks are silent]'' "...silent]'' ...he asked the Daleks."



* Yuki in ''Webcomic/MenageA3'': "He... he kissed another girl! How can he do that when he doesn't even know that I might possibly consider liking him?" (''{{beat}}'') "[[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20101127.html Oh right... all that stuff I just said...]]"

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* Yuki in ''Webcomic/MenageA3'': "He... ''Webcomic/MenageA3'':
-->'''Yuki:''' He...
he kissed another girl! How can he do that when he doesn't even know that I might possibly consider liking him?" (''{{beat}}'') "[[http://www.him? ''[{{beat}}]'' [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20101127.html Oh right... all that stuff I just said...]]"]]



* Ur in ''WebComic/EightBitTheater'', after being killed.

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* Ur in ''WebComic/EightBitTheater'', ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', after being killed.



** Made even funnier by the fact that it works both ways. While they are actually a police force for A.I.s, having an entire police force dedicated to Sam would not be that unreasonable.

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** :: Made even funnier by the fact that it works both ways. While they are actually a police force for A.I.s, having an entire police force dedicated to Sam would not be that unreasonable.



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-->'''Hugo:''' Taylor said that "he" showed her the idol, and there are only four guys, and I know I don't have it so... [...] (''to Charlie'') Well, either Hogan or Sky has it; one of them is lying.\\

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-->'''Hugo:''' Taylor said that "he" showed her the idol, and there are only four guys, and I know I don't have it so... [...] (''to Charlie'') ''[to Charlie]'' Well, either Hogan or Sky has it; one of them is lying.\\



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* ''WebVideo/DragonballZAbridged'':
** When it becomes apparent to all the cast who Trunks really is:
-->'''Piccolo:''' Trunks? What are you doing here?\\
'''Vegeta:''' Ha! That's a girl's name.\\
'''Krillin:''' Isn't that the name of your kid?\\
'''Vegeta:''' What, are you trying to imply that this wannabe-Super Saiyan from the future is my so...(''tails off in realisation'')[[labelnote:*]]Note that Vegeta is one of the only two known Super Saiyans in the entire universe[[/labelnote]]
** After the cast waiting back at Kami's Lookout realise that Krillin crushed the remote meant to blow up Android 18:
-->'''Tien:''' I don't understand! All he had to do was push the button and blow up the... [[FoeYay the girl]].\\
'''Bulma:''' Oh, that makes sense.
[[/folder]]



-->'''Zatanna:''' What do you care about some leggy dame in nylons? Or did I just answer my own question? (In reality, it's because Batman befriended her as Bruce Wayne when the two were teenagers, though she doesnt figure that out until later. Though the nylon thing might still apply)

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-->'''Zatanna:''' What do you care about some leggy dame in nylons? Or did I just answer my own question? (In question?
:: In
reality, it's because Batman befriended her as Bruce Wayne when the two were teenagers, though she doesnt doesn't figure that out until later. Though the nylon thing might still apply)apply.



--> '''May''': What number do you call for 911?!

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--> '''May''': -->'''May:''' What number do you call for 911?!



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-->(''Archer walks in, sipping a martini and carrying a BriefcaseFullOfMoney'')\\

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-->(''Archer -->''[Archer walks in, sipping a martini and carrying a BriefcaseFullOfMoney'')\\BriefcaseFullOfMoney]''\\



(''casually takes a sip'')

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(''casually ''[casually takes a sip'')sip]''



--> '''Ron''': Nice, yes? You like, no?
--> '''Andy''': I think you just answered your own question.
--> '''Ron''': Pah!

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--> '''Ron''': -->'''Ron:''' Nice, yes? You like, no?
--> '''Andy''':
no?\\
'''Andy:'''
I think you just answered your own question.
--> '''Ron''':
question.\\
'''Ron:'''
Pah!



-->'''Twilight:''' Has anypony checked on Tirek?
-->'''[[TheDitz Pinkie Pie]]:''' You mean the big, red, scary centaur who eats magic? Why would we want ... Oooh, riiight.

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-->'''Twilight:''' Has anypony checked on Tirek?
-->'''[[TheDitz
Tirek?\\
'''[[TheDitz
Pinkie Pie]]:''' You mean the big, red, scary centaur who eats magic? Why would we want ...want... Oooh, riiight.



** Which weighs the most, a pound of lead, a pound of aluminium, or a pound of cork?[[note]]Surprisingly, this actually becomes a valid question when one of the items in question is measured using ''troy'' weight (such as gold); a troy pound weighs less than a standard (avoirdupois) pound. And just to makes things even more fun, troy weight has more grains to the ounce but less ounces to the pound than avoirdupois - so an ounce of gold weighs more than an ounce of feathers, but a pound of feathers weighs more than a pound of gold.[[/note]][[note]]It's also not as stupid as it sounds when you consider the question asks about ''weight'' and not ''mass'' and is thus affected by gravity. The tallest object (presumably the least dense i.e. cork) will have a centre of mass further away from the ground and thus weigh slightly less than aluminium, which will weigh slightly less than lead - even though all three have the same mass. - However, this caveat applies only when the question refers to mass, not weight: a kilogram of cork weighs less than a kilogram of aluminium, but a pound of cork weighs the same as a pound of aluminium.[[/note]]

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** Which weighs the most, a pound of lead, a pound of aluminium, or a pound of cork?[[note]]Surprisingly, this actually becomes a valid question when one of the items in question is measured using ''troy'' weight (such as gold); a troy pound weighs less than a standard (avoirdupois) pound. And just to makes things even more fun, troy weight has more grains to the ounce but less ounces to the pound than avoirdupois - -- so an ounce of gold weighs more than an ounce of feathers, but a pound of feathers weighs more than a pound of gold.[[/note]][[note]]It's also not as stupid as it sounds when you consider the question asks about ''weight'' and not ''mass'' and is thus affected by gravity. The tallest object (presumably the least dense i.e. cork) will have a centre of mass further away from the ground and thus weigh slightly less than aluminium, which will weigh slightly less than lead - -- even though all three have the same mass. - However, this caveat applies only when the question refers to mass, not weight: a kilogram of cork weighs less than a kilogram of aluminium, but a pound of cork weighs the same as a pound of aluminium.[[/note]]



* ''What's The Number For 911?'' is actually the title of a collection of bizarre and/or stupid 911 calls.

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* ''What's The the Number For for 911?'' is actually the title of a collection of bizarre and/or stupid 911 calls.





* The closing line of Creator/PinkFloyd's "[[Music/The wall One of My Turns]]" is "Why are you running away?" It's in reference to the groupie from the song, who Pink (the character) frightens away when he goes berserk during the song in question, tearing apart his hotel room in the process.

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* The closing line of Creator/PinkFloyd's "[[Music/The wall Music/PinkFloyd's "[[Music/TheWall One of My Turns]]" is "Why are you running away?" It's in reference to the groupie from the song, who Pink (the character) frightens away when he goes berserk during the song in question, tearing apart his hotel room in the process.


* The closing line of Pink Floyd's "One of My Turns" is "Why are you running away?" It's in reference to the groupie from the song, who Pink (the character) frightens away when he goes berserk during the song in question, tearing apart his hotel room in the process.

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* The closing line of Pink Floyd's "One Creator/PinkFloyd's "[[Music/The wall One of My Turns" Turns]]" is "Why are you running away?" It's in reference to the groupie from the song, who Pink (the character) frightens away when he goes berserk during the song in question, tearing apart his hotel room in the process.


-->'''Zatanna:''' What do you care about some leggy dame in nylons? Or did I just answer my own question? (In reality, it's because Batman befriended her as Bruce Wayne when the two were teenagers, though she doesnt figure that out until later. Thoygh the nylon thing might still apply)

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-->'''Zatanna:''' What do you care about some leggy dame in nylons? Or did I just answer my own question? (In reality, it's because Batman befriended her as Bruce Wayne when the two were teenagers, though she doesnt figure that out until later. Thoygh Though the nylon thing might still apply)


** In an early episode, Niles is confused to learn Roz can't stand him.
-->'''Niles:''' Why should I warrant such strong emotions? I barely acknowledge her existence.\\

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** In an early episode, "My Coffee with Niles", Niles is confused to learn Roz can't stand him.
-->'''Niles:''' --->'''Niles:''' Why should I warrant such strong emotions? I barely acknowledge her existence.\\



** In another episode:
-->'''Frasier:''' Niles, why would you even want to live in such a stodgy building? You know, when I applied there, they treated me like riff-raff.\\

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** In another episode:
-->'''Frasier:'''
"Police Story", Frasier is pulled over for speeding while trying to get Roz to her dinner date on time, and the arresting officer sees from his licence that it's his birthday:
--->'''Roz:''' Frasier, why didn't you tell me it was your birthday? I'd have thrown you a party at the station!\\
'''Frasier:''' Question asked, question answered.
** In "To Kill a Talking Bird":
--->'''Frasier:'''
Niles, why would you even want to live in such a stodgy building? You know, when I applied there, they treated me like riff-raff.\\

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* There's an episode of ''Animation/HappyHeroes'' where Little M. asks what the number for 911 is.
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In the 8th season episode "School Raze", when the princesses and the Mane Six are discussing the disappearance of magic from Equestria.
-->'''Twilight:''' Has anypony checked on Tirek?
-->'''[[TheDitz Pinkie Pie]]:''' You mean the big, red, scary centaur who eats magic? Why would we want ... Oooh, riiight.


-->'''Frasier:''' Niles, why would you want to live in such a stodgy building? When I applied there, they treated me like riff-raff.\\
'''Niles:''' Well, if you're going to answer your own question, what do you need me for?

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-->'''Frasier:''' Niles, why would you even want to live in such a stodgy building? When You know, when I applied there, they treated me like riff-raff.\\
'''Niles:''' Well, if you're going to ask and answer your own question, what do you need me for?


'''Frasier:''' Niles, why would you want to live in such a stodgy building? When I applied there, they treated me like riff-raff.\\

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'''Frasier:''' -->'''Frasier:''' Niles, why would you want to live in such a stodgy building? When I applied there, they treated me like riff-raff.\\

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* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'':
** In an early episode, Niles is confused to learn Roz can't stand him.
-->'''Niles:''' Why should I warrant such strong emotions? I barely acknowledge her existence.\\
'''Frasier:''' Think you may be onto something there, Sherlock.
** In another episode:
'''Frasier:''' Niles, why would you want to live in such a stodgy building? When I applied there, they treated me like riff-raff.\\
'''Niles:''' Well, if you're going to answer your own question, what do you need me for?

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* ''WebVideo/DragonballZAbridged'':
** When it becomes apparent to all the cast who Trunks really is:
-->'''Piccolo:''' Trunks? What are you doing here?\\
'''Vegeta:''' Ha! That's a girl's name.\\
'''Krillin:''' Isn't that the name of your kid?\\
'''Vegeta:''' What, are you trying to imply that this wannabe-Super Saiyan from the future is my so...(''tails off in realisation'')[[labelnote:*]]Note that Vegeta is one of the only two known Super Saiyans in the entire universe[[/labelnote]]
** After the cast waiting back at Kami's Lookout realise that Krillin crushed the remote meant to blow up Android 18:
-->'''Tien:''' I don't understand! All he had to do was push the button and blow up the... [[FoeYay the girl]].\\
'''Bulma:''' Oh, that makes sense.
[[/folder]]


* At the end of the ''Series/{{Alf}}'' episode "Strangers in the Night", when NosyNeighbour Mrs. Armanick hears noise outside she grabs the phone and ask "Operator, this is an emergency. What's the number for 911?" In her defense, Alf had been messing about the house while she was waitching ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', so she was a little-high-strung.
* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Penny tells Leonard that everything goes wrong with their relationship when they talk. She then adds that she had an 8 month long relation with a guy named T.J. and they never talked.
-->'''Leonard:''' Wait, if you guys never talked, what did you... Never mind. Stupid question.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E13JourneysEnd "Journey's End"]]: When discussing a DoomsdayDevice called the "Osterhagen Key", the Doctor demands to know who would invent such a thing... then realizes that it was probably someone named Osterhagen.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E1AsylumOfTheDaleks "Asylum of the Daleks"]]: There's a distress signal coming from the titular planet, so the Doctor has a [[AskAStupidQuestion question]]:
--->"Have you considered tracking back the signal and talking to them?" ''[Daleks are silent]'' "...he asked the Daleks."
* In the ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'', [[TheDitz Rose]] once dialed information to get the number for 911.
* In ''Series/{{Hustle}}'', when the team of grifters is looking for a place to stay -- having been run out of every hotel in the city that's fancy enough for their standards -- [[TheBartender Eddie]] grumbles, "Why don't you just pay your hotel bill like normal people?... I can't believe I asked that."
* Occasionally, there will be a category on ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' called "Stupid Answers"; in this category, the correct response to each clue is ''in'' the clue. This being ''Jeopardy!'', the response is [[MoonLogicPuzzle not always obvious]]:
-->'''Clue:''' Now named for James Brady, this room in the White House is where the briefing of the press takes place.[[labelnote:Response]]What is the Briefing Room?[[/labelnote]]



* In ''Series/{{Hustle}}'', when the team of grifters is looking for a place to stay -- having been run out of every hotel in the city that's fancy enough for their standards -- [[TheBartender Eddie]] grumbles, "Why don't you just pay your hotel bill like normal people?... I can't believe I asked that."
* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Penny tells Leonard that everything goes wrong with their relationship when they talk. She then adds that she had an 8 month long relation with a guy named T.J. and they never talked.
-->'''Leonard:''' Wait, if you guys never talked, what did you... Never mind. Stupid question.
* At the end of the ''Series/{{Alf}}'' episode "Strangers in the Night", when NosyNeighbour Mrs. Armanick hears noise outside she grabs the phone and ask "Operator, this is an emergency. What's the number for 911?" In her defense, Alf had been messing about the house while she was waitching ''Film/{{Psycho}}'', so she was a little-high-strung.



* Occasionally, there will be a category on ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'' called "Stupid Answers"; in this category, the correct response to each clue is ''in'' the clue. This being ''Jeopardy!'', the response is [[MoonLogicPuzzle not always obvious]]:
-->'''Clue:''' Now named for James Brady, this room in the White House is where the briefing of the press takes place.[[labelnote:Response]]What is the Briefing Room?[[/labelnote]]
* In the ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'', [[TheDitz Rose]] once dialed information to get the number for 911.
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', when discussing a DoomsdayDevice called the "Osterhagen Key", the Doctor demands to know who would invent such a thing... then realizes that it was probably someone named Osterhagen.

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