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Basic Trope: Someone assumes they know a "strange, but true" fact that's completely false.

  • Straight: Joel assumes that the word "murder" was actually derived from "Mordor", and the writer of The Lord of the Rings just happened to know a dictionary publisher.
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  • Subverted: Joel quotes facts that sound unlikely and that no one believes, but are actually true.
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  • Double Subverted: ???
  • Parodied: Joel claims that everything in the universe is just an illusion, since the word "everything" and the word "illusion" are both made up of letters!
  • Zig Zagged: ???
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  • Lampshaded: As soon as Joel finishes talking, a subtitle or narrator immediately corrects him for the benefit of the viewer.
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  • Exploited: Bill wants to sabotage Bunsen in an upcoming test at school, so he suggests Bunsen ask Joel for tutoring.
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  • Conversed: ???

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