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"When all else fails, read the instructions."

"If you need instructions on how to get through the hotels, check out the enclosed instruction book."
Mario, Hotel Mario

"Not a single Golden Egg? Maybe I should have made you read the training manual."
Mr. Grizz, Splatoon 2

Liara: We would be wise to avoid touching any controls without reading the instructions.
Ashley: It's always a good idea to RTFM, Doctor.
Liara: To what?

PJ: [reads manual] This is more complicated than I thought, Max...
Max: Oh, give me a break, Peej! [takes and tosses manual]
PJ: [stammers and sighs] Hey, don't we need the instructions?
Max: Instructions are for adults! Get with the program, dude!
Goof Troop, right before flying sparks cause them both to hide under the table.

"Nobody reads the manuals!"
Doug Dimmidome, The Fairly OddParents

"Telling people to RTFM is a piss-poor excuse for being a shitty software/UX designer. This isn't 1995 anymore. #LinuxUsers"
A Tweet on this subject.

"...and if somebody gives me an, 'RTFM' post, then I'll tell you 'RTFP', because saying 'RTFM' means you clearly did not read the post, as I stated right here that I don't HAVE the manual and that's why I am asking you in the first place."
— Taken out of a post detailing this issue.

Hobbes: Shouldn't we read the instructions?
Calvin: Do I look like a sissy?

"E.T. on Atari 2600. To begin with, its not a game you just pick up and play. Most games this generation were very simple. Shoot a bunch of aliens, climb to the top of the screen, stop missiles or chomp down all the pellets, but E.T. is an enigma. With all these random symbols appearing at the top of the screen and falling in holes all the time, it's no wonder why gamers did not understand how to play this game. You have to read the instruction manual. So, once you understand how to play the game...IT STILL FUCKING SUCKS!"

Amy: Shall I run and get the manual?
The Doctor: I threw it into a supernova.
Amy: You threw the manual in a supernova? Why?
The Doctor: Because I disagreed with it! Stop talking to me when I'm cross!

"We're talking about transferring my consciousness into a magic construct with a very finite existence. I'm reading the instructions first."

"You know, you really should have stolen the whole book because the warnings come after the spells."
Dr. Stephen Strange, Doctor Strange

"...every time I post a half A press video, I get the same comments over and over asking what it means, even though I always have a whole paragraph in the description explaining it, which even starts with 'If you're wondering a half A press is, read this before commenting to ask'."

T'Pol: The procedures for restarting the reactor are in the database.


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