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Fridge Brilliance

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"They kept on losing me. They would bring out a new album and for a few listenings it would leave me cold and confused. Then, gradually it would begin to unravel itself in my mind. I would realise that the reason I was confused was that I was listening to Something that was simply unlike anything that anybody had done before."

You watch a movie and something about it just seems off, you don't like it. One night, as you get up for a midnight snack, you open the refrigerator door and the light dawns on you, "This is the real purpose behind this plot!"

Because you had that epiphany, what once was a hated moment has become one of your favorites.

May be evoked by Rewatch Bonus. Compare Hilarious in Hindsight, Heartwarming in Hindsight, It Makes Sense in Context. See also Ascended Fridge Horror for writers applying prior Fridge Horror in a way analogous to Fridge Brilliance. For the puzzle-solving equivalent, see the Egg of Columbus.

Probably has little to do with the light that comes on inside your fridge when you open the door.

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Alternative Title(s): It Makes Sense In Hindsight, Aha Moment, Home Page