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Poll: Better Homework Excuse Than "My Dog Ate It"?

Which of these school-aged heroes and heroines would have had the best excuse for not having their homework done? At least better than the classic retort, "My dog ate it!"

Most of these characters never said these lines, but they could have (all based on the general plot description of their film or TV show) - if they didn't actually do their homework in addition to their unique extracurricular activities!

Discuss here:

Results of 6,725 votes:

  1. 1.

    Marty McFly

    Michael J. Fox, Back to the Future My friend, a mad scientist, accidentally sent me back in time when he built a time machine!
  2. 2.

    Donnie Darko

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Donnie Darko A large bunny rabbit is haunting me and manipulating me into committing crimes!
  3. 3.

    Frank Abagnale Jr.

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Catch Me If You Can Homework? You must be mistaken, I'm the substitute teacher! - credit to Rafael_M

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