Context: our small group of all first time players consists of a dragonkin wizard, a werebear fighter, and an elf bard. The dragonkin has already embarrassed himself with his low charisma after arriving at an inn, so we’re trying to get a place to stay. Our DM agreed that our elf bard could name drop her master from college in order to get us free lodging, although he is not aware of the master’s name.
Elf: I want to name drop so we can stay here.
DM: okay, go ahead, what do you say?
Elf: (to bar keep) So, believe it or not, when I was in bard college I studied under master Nickelback…
(Table dissolves into laughter)
DM: (after regaining composure) you could’ve picked anyone else. Now I have to act impressed by Master Nickelback.