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1''Don't examine this too closely.''께Said by {{producer|s}} Creator/DonaldPBellisario on March 17, 1990 at a sci-fi fan convention in response to a persistent fan with very specific questions about the way things worked on ''Series/QuantumLeap'', a series Bellisario had produced.께Bellisario's Maxim is an unashamed admission of {{handwav|e}}ing details unnecessary to the enjoyment of a show, and an exhortation to not let the obsession with those details get in the way of the story. Implicit in the Maxim is a request to understand that the story is being told by a small production team that (due to the limitations of the medium) has to work quickly, with a [[NoBudget limited budget]] and [[CosmicDeadline tight deadlines]], and has to dodge ExecutiveMeddling, all while trying to turn out the best product it can.께Frequently quoted in various fan communities in response to excessive FanWank, and to arguments about {{Canon}}, {{Fanon}}, WordOfDante, WordOfSaintPaul, and WordOfGod. At its worst, it's misused to cover up cases where a creator genuinely did a bad job. As well as personally [[HomophobiaIndex undesirable]] details, like someone having a minority sexuality which could lead to [[UnfortunateImplications unfortunate implications]].께Sometimes expressed as "Leave your brain at the door" (i.e. upon entering the theater).께See also {{MST3K Mantra}}, FridgeLogic, ShrugOfGod, RuleOfCool, AWizardDidIt, WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief, and AnthropicPrinciple. Contrast MoffsLaw.%%%% The examples have been cut because of an uncontrollable amount of Administrivia/{{Natter}}.%% Please do not start a new example section.%%----

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