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7th Nov '17 6:51:43 AM Andyroid
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Orson Whales]] gave a lecture on this after an inflation scene, [[DiscussedTrope pointing out]] that "any old gas will do" for making an object float in cartoons. He also said that a can of baked beans would've been funnier.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Orson Whales]] gave a lecture on this after Furball falls victim to an inflation scene, InflatingBodyGag, [[DiscussedTrope pointing out]] that "any old gas will do" for making an object float in cartoons. He also said that a can of baked beans would've been funnier.
12th Oct '17 1:59:59 AM Medinoc
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon ''Fastest with the Mostest'', Wile. E inflates a helium balloon to fly around in, but the balloon air rushes back out and inflates him. At first, he merely bounces along the ground, but after hanging onto a large bomb, he deflates and flies around madly like a deflating balloon.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'':
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In the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon ''Fastest with the Mostest'', Wile. E inflates a helium balloon to fly around in, but the balloon air rushes back out and inflates him. At first, he merely bounces along the ground, but after hanging onto a large bomb, he deflates and flies around madly like a deflating balloon.balloon.
** At the end of ''Rabbit Stew and Rabbits Too!'', the Quick Brown Fox lies dazed on a tablecloth. Rapid Rabbit inflates a big balloon simply by blowing into it, ties the four corners of the tablecloth to it, and sends the poor fox flying.
22nd Sep '17 7:13:08 AM CosmicFerret
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* Subverted in one ''EncyclopediaBrown'' story. A witness claimed he saw a man known for handing out balloons abducting a child when one of his trademark balloons flew into a tree and got stuck. The witness said he climbed the tree to retrieve it when he saw the balloon man put the kid in his car and drive off. Encyclopedia deduced the witness was lying because the aforementioned balloon man always inflated his balloons by mouth, and therefore none would have flown.

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* Subverted in one ''EncyclopediaBrown'' ''Literature/EncyclopediaBrown'' story. A witness claimed he saw a man known for handing out balloons abducting a child when one of his trademark balloons flew into a tree and got stuck. The witness said he climbed the tree to retrieve it when he saw the balloon man put the kid in his car and drive off. Encyclopedia deduced the witness was lying because the aforementioned balloon man always inflated his balloons by mouth, and therefore none would have flown.
14th Sep '17 3:23:46 PM GrammarNavi
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* Played with in ''AreYouBeingServed'': Mrs Slocombe is accused of being drunk, and she's asked to blow into a breathalyzer balloon. She does so and the balloon floats away.

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* Played with in ''AreYouBeingServed'': ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'': Mrs Slocombe is accused of being drunk, and she's asked to blow into a breathalyzer balloon. She does so and the balloon floats away.
18th Jul '17 7:54:12 PM HeroGal2347
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* The ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "The Big Flub" centered on a bubble gum-like substance that was marketed as Pep. It allowed its user to float using the bubbles that were blown. The advertising campaign and its effect made it incredibly popular until its horrific side-effects were discovered.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' episode "The Big Flub" centered on a bubble gum-like substance that was marketed as Pep. It allowed its user to float using the bubbles that were blown. The advertising campaign and its effect made it incredibly popular until its horrific side-effects were discovered.
29th Dec '16 2:34:25 AM GhostOfAGeek
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* ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} once caused "the world's largest balloon" to [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1987&addr=870503 float the house away.]]

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* ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} once caused "the world's largest balloon" to [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1987&addr=870503 [[https://garfield.com/comic/1987/05/03 float the house away.]]
26th Nov '16 11:48:43 AM Omeganian
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** In the Russian animated version, it's definitely inflated by lungpower. What's more, Piglet tries inflating it first, and only succeeds in inflating ''himself'' -- and nearly floats away before Pooh catches him.

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** In the Russian animated version, it's definitely inflated at first, but is then blown even bigger by lungpower. What's more, Piglet tries inflating it first, and only succeeds in inflating ''himself'' -- and nearly floats away before Pooh catches him.



* Subverted in one ''EncyclopediaBrown'' story. A witness claimed he saw a man known for handing out balloons abducting a child when one of his trademark balloons flew into a tree and got stuck. The witness said he climbed the tree to retrieve it when he saw the balloon man put the kid in his car and drive off. Encyclopedia deduced the witness was lying because the aforementioned balloon man always inflated his balloons by mouth, and therefore would not have flown.

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* Subverted in one ''EncyclopediaBrown'' story. A witness claimed he saw a man known for handing out balloons abducting a child when one of his trademark balloons flew into a tree and got stuck. The witness said he climbed the tree to retrieve it when he saw the balloon man put the kid in his car and drive off. Encyclopedia deduced the witness was lying because the aforementioned balloon man always inflated his balloons by mouth, and therefore none would not have flown.
8th Jul '16 2:51:35 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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See also {{Balloonacy}} for when the same balloons, inflated with human breath, actually can lift something else up. Related to RuleOfFunny, TheyJustDidntCare, and CriticalResearchFailure.

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See also {{Balloonacy}} for when the same balloons, inflated with human breath, actually can lift something else up. Related to RuleOfFunny, TheyJustDidntCare, RuleOfFunny and CriticalResearchFailure.
13th Jun '16 7:33:35 AM Ccook1956
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* ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' had two examples involving Dick Dastardly. In the ''The Great Cold Rush Race'', Dastardly inflated an inflatable version of the Mean Machine from ''inside'' it to overtake the other cars into first place, but it backfired when Muttley tapped him on the back, inflating Dastardly. In ''Wheezing to Washington'', Dastardly uses his breath to inflate a giant baloon hoping to send the other cars away by popping it. The baloon floats while Dastardly is inflating it, allowing the cars to pass.

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* ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'' had two examples involving Dick Dastardly. In the ''The Great Cold Rush Race'', Dastardly inflated an inflatable version of the Mean Machine from ''inside'' it to overtake the other cars into first place, but it backfired when Muttley tapped him on the back, inflating Dastardly. In ''Wheezing ''Whizzin' to Washington'', Dastardly uses his breath to inflate a giant baloon balloon hoping to send the other cars away by popping it. The baloon balloon floats while Dastardly is inflating it, allowing the cars to pass.
15th Apr '16 1:34:41 PM mccrimmonmd
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* Happened in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', where Shrek and Fiona inflated a frog and a snake, respectively, that then floated like helium ballons.

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* Happened in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', where Shrek and Fiona inflated a frog and a snake, respectively, that then floated like helium ballons. Arguably justified in Shrek's case.
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