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6th Jan '18 11:07:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Journeyman}}'' pulls off proof of age, but it ''is'' a time travel show. Dan takes Katie's wedding ring into the past, puts it in a toolbox with that day's newspaper, and buries it in what would become their backyard. Back in the present, Dan takes a sledgehammer to the patio to dig up the box:

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* ''{{Journeyman}}'' ''Series/{{Journeyman}}'' pulls off proof of age, but it ''is'' a time travel show. Dan takes Katie's wedding ring into the past, puts it in a toolbox with that day's newspaper, and buries it in what would become their backyard. Back in the present, Dan takes a sledgehammer to the patio to dig up the box:
1st Jan '18 1:06:57 PM eroock
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* In ''Series/TheLeftovers'' episode "Don't Be Ridiculous", Nora watches the video clips of volunteers who hold up newspapers to prove the day of recording.
28th Sep '17 12:21:06 AM Kazrak
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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' tie-in novel ''Wolf and Raven'' by Creator/MichaelStackpole, a video of a kidnap victim is shown standing in front of a trideo screen with a recent program on it. In an aversion of WeWillNotUsePhotoshopInTheFuture, the protagonist focuses his attention on the way her hair moves through the image as the fine details would reveal use of ChromaKey to fake the video.

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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' tie-in novel ''Wolf and Raven'' by Creator/MichaelStackpole, the protagonist is shown a video of a kidnap victim is shown standing in front of a trideo (3D television) screen with a recent program on it. In an aversion of WeWillNotUsePhotoshopInTheFuture, the protagonist focuses his attention on the way her hair moves through the image as the fine details would reveal use of ChromaKey to fake the video.
27th Sep '17 4:31:05 PM Kazrak
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* In the ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' tie-in novel ''Wolf and Raven'' by Creator/MichaelStackpole, a video of a kidnap victim is shown standing in front of a trideo screen with a recent program on it. In an aversion of WeWillNotUsePhotoshopInTheFuture, the protagonist focuses his attention on the way her hair moves through the image as the fine details would reveal use of ChromaKey to fake the video.
18th Apr '17 5:53:33 PM nombretomado
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* A variant in ''Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'': The show-within-the-show is shown live on the East Coast, but tape-delayed for the West Coast. In one episode, they need to insert a live apology for the West Coast, and prove that it's live. They do so by having the actor give an up-to-the-second sports score.

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* A variant in ''Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'': ''Series/Studio60OnTheSunsetStrip'': The show-within-the-show is shown live on the East Coast, but tape-delayed for the West Coast. In one episode, they need to insert a live apology for the West Coast, and prove that it's live. They do so by having the actor give an up-to-the-second sports score.
25th Nov '16 7:34:36 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* When Tom is framing himself for murder in ''Film/BeyondAReasonableDoubt'' (It MakesSenseInConxtext--sort of) he holds up a newspaper at the scene of the murder, and is photographed planting his lighter, to prove that he planted the lighter ''after'' the murder was committed.

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* When Tom is framing himself for murder in ''Film/BeyondAReasonableDoubt'' (It MakesSenseInConxtext--sort MakesSenseInContext--sort of) he holds up a newspaper at the scene of the murder, and is photographed planting his lighter, to prove that he planted the lighter ''after'' the murder was committed.
25th Nov '16 7:33:37 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* When Tom is framing himself for murder in ''Film/BeyondAReasonableDoubt'' (ItMakesSenseInConxtext--sort of) he holds up a newspaper at the scene of the murder, and is photographed planting his lighter, to prove that he planted the lighter ''after'' the murder was committed.

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* When Tom is framing himself for murder in ''Film/BeyondAReasonableDoubt'' (ItMakesSenseInConxtext--sort (It MakesSenseInConxtext--sort of) he holds up a newspaper at the scene of the murder, and is photographed planting his lighter, to prove that he planted the lighter ''after'' the murder was committed.



* This is served with a massive dose of FridgeLogic in ''Series/{{Dexter}}'''s second season. Bad guy Little Chino gives the cops a video of him holding a newspaper as if it were proof that he was somewhere else on the day a murder took place. (It has a timestamp from the camera on it, but those can be faked pretty easily too...)

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* This is served with a massive dose of FridgeLogic in ''Series/{{Dexter}}'''s second season. Bad guy Little Chino gives the cops a video of him holding a newspaper as if it were proof that he was somewhere else on the day a murder took place. (It has a timestamp from the camera on it, but those can be faked pretty easily too...too....)



* On ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', when Leonard is getting ready to go to the Bakersfield [=ComicCon=], he takes a picture of him and Penny with the day's paper, to prove she actually exists to the other ner...attendees he will be meeting.

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* On ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', when Leonard is getting ready to go to the Bakersfield [=ComicCon=], he takes a picture of him and Penny with the day's paper, to prove she actually exists to the other ner... attendees he will be meeting.
25th Oct '16 3:30:09 PM eroock
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* In ''Series/{{Frequency}}'', Frank takes a picture of himself with a newspaper in 1996 and buries it to be found by Raimy in 2016. The date on the paper convinces her that their communication across time is for real.
23rd Oct '16 1:18:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Finding Kelly'', this trope is not only used, but also explained, near the end after Kelly is finally found.
* In ''Proof of Life'', such a photograph is the titular evidence that the hostage isn't dead.

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* In ''Finding Kelly'', ''Film/FindingKelly'', this trope is not only used, but also explained, near the end after Kelly is finally found.
* In ''Proof of Life'', ''Film/ProofOfLife'', such a photograph is the titular evidence that the hostage isn't dead.



* The main character in ''Beyond a Reasonable Doubt'' does this to prove he didn't really murder a girl he framed himself for murdering to expose a corrupt district attorney who's trying to prosecute him for murdering the girl. [[ItsALongStory ...It's a long story]].
23rd Oct '16 1:17:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheOnion'': ''[[http://www.theonion.com/content/news/report_majority_of_newspapers_now Report: Majority of Newspapers Now Purchased by Kidnappers to Prove Date]]''

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* ''TheOnion'': ''Website/TheOnion'': ''[[http://www.theonion.com/content/news/report_majority_of_newspapers_now Report: Majority of Newspapers Now Purchased by Kidnappers to Prove Date]]''
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