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10 Doctor Who Background Events You Might Have Missed

The Tenth Doctor enjoyed throwing out snarky quips at people, and he was really darn good at it too - see his "I'm the Lord Of Time" retort to Madame de Pompadour's lover in The Girl In The Fireplace. Burns don't get much hotter than that!

Another brilliant one occurs just a few episodes later, when the Doctor is being interrogated by two burly police officers in The Idiot's Lantern.

When asked by these officers to tell them everything he knows about the recent alien incursion, the Doctor - deliberately misinterpreting the question - hits them with a random piece of knowledge instead, stating "you can't wrap your hand around your elbow and make your fingers meet."

You're trying it right now, aren't you? Well, trust the Doc - you've got no chance.

Anyway, in the foreground of this scene, the first officer scolds the Doctor for his cheekiness, but in the background, the second officer can be seen attempting this impossible feat, quickly throwing in the towel when he realises his elbow is just too chunky. The Doctor lies... just not in this case.

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