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In the movie "Sully" there's a lot of AYK. Understandable since most of the audience probably won't be familiar with commercial airplane controls and technology, much less FAA guidelines, training, and bureaucracy, but it's a little silly for all of these highly experienced airline people to explain to each other things the entire movie.
In Batman: Arkham Origins, the caped crusader himself does this a lot when in detective mode. He solves a crime scene and then recalls the entire scene in far more explicit detail than I'd imagine most people do within their inner monologues.
It'd be great if this trope was renamed "My Father The King" - seems more explanatory.
Not at all. Or even a little bit.
I'm wondering if "Seeing Your Shrink" hasn't become a sort of alternative to As You Know. As You Know, As You Know dialog is commonly used as a thin cover for exposition. So I'm watching HBO's The Newsroom a couple of weeks ago and the whole episode is intercut with Will seeing his shrink. We learn that Will's father hit his mother and siblings and that Will started getting in the way at about age 11. Talk to the Shrink, Exposition and/or Backstory ensue. I'm not talking about cases like The Sopranos or The Prince Of Tides where the shrink visits are a key part of the main story... but I'm probably talking about cases where they try to copy that and do it badly.
I'd like to suggest a possible new subcategory: The "Needs No Introduction" introduction, when a character is presented with something like "X is so famous they need no introduction! I've known X since we studied together at [Prestigious Educational Establishment]..." and proceeds to give them the introduction they allegedly don't need...
This may be in Amazon Women on the Moon. A Scientist explains something to a General, and then repeats the explanation nearly verbatim to a Lady Reporter. General: "Now how about explaining it to me again." Scientist: "No, I think the audience have got it by now." —Tamfang
Rename it to "It is Known". Sounds cooler.
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