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13th Jun '16 7:36:46 AM Ccook1956
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** 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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** 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.
23rd May '16 5:55:49 PM Anddrix
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* The Penguin uses this tactic to steal a payroll while disguised as a balloon vendor in a classic [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Franchise/{{Batman}} story ("Knights of Knavery") in which he teams up with SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.

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* The Penguin uses this tactic to steal a payroll while disguised as a balloon vendor in a classic [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] Franchise/{{Batman}} story ("Knights of Knavery") in which he teams up with SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker.ComicBook/TheJoker.
17th May '16 10:46:22 AM REV6Pilot
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* The Balloon Zombie from ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'', as the name indicates, has a balloon tied around his waist as his signature characteristic. It allows him to float clear over any plants that don't pop the balloon, something that only cacti and cattails can do. The sequel changes his mechanics to where he can be stopped by certain defensive plants like the Tall-Nut, and he can be hit by any plant that has a projectile attack, though the balloon is ''way'' harder to pop, adding to his total health.
10th May '16 4:54:26 PM Surenity
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** In an odd variation of this trope, where Moe himself ''became'' a balloon. In ''Dizzy Pilots'', Moe falls into a tub of tar, and to get the tar off of him, Larry and Curly cut a hole in his clothes and begin filling it up with gas. HilarityEnsues as Moe begins to float away when Larry and Curly aren't looking, and they spend the next sizable chunk of the episode trying to get Moe down. He eventually floats through an opening in the ceiling and into the sky. Hearing Moe cry during the ordeal makes this a candidate for CrowningMomentOfFunny.

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** In an odd variation of this trope, where Moe himself ''became'' a balloon. In ''Dizzy Pilots'', ''[[Recap/TheThreeStoogesDizzyPilots Dizzy Pilots]]'', Moe falls into a tub of tar, and to get the tar off of him, Larry and Curly cut a hole in his clothes and begin filling it up with gas. HilarityEnsues as Moe begins to float away when Larry and Curly aren't looking, and they spend the next sizable chunk of the episode trying to get Moe down. He eventually floats through an opening in the ceiling and into the sky. Hearing Moe cry during the ordeal makes this a candidate for CrowningMomentOfFunny.
15th Apr '16 9:27:47 AM luiz4200
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* ''WesternAnimation/WackyRaces'':
** 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.
12th Mar '16 4:42:52 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''VideoGame/MagicPockets'', bubble gum gives you an inflatable lift.
29th Feb '16 5:06:40 AM Andyroid
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** [[Recap/MyLittlePnyFriendshipIsMagicS4E13SimpleWays "Simple Ways"]] has an example similar to ''Son of the Mask'' above; Pinkie gasps so hard her head inflates and she floats away.

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** [[Recap/MyLittlePnyFriendshipIsMagicS4E13SimpleWays [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E13SimpleWays "Simple Ways"]] has an example similar to ''Son of the Mask'' above; Pinkie gasps so hard her head inflates and she floats away.
29th Feb '16 5:06:25 AM Andyroid
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** In the episode, "Griffon the Brush-Off", [[CloudCuckoolander Pinkie Pie]] strapped herself with several balloons to float up to the cloud that Rainbow Dash and her old friend, [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent Gilda]], were on. [[ClingyJealousGirl Gilda then proceeded to pop Pinkie's balloons when Rainbow Dash wasn't around]].
** A similar thing happens (twice) in [[TimeyWimeyBall It's About Time]], although Pinkie's only hovering slightly off the floor. Could be explained by the fact that Pinkie's an off-and-on RealityWarper, or that she can do things because she [[AchievementsInIgnorance doesn't know/realise she can't]]
** "Spike at your Service" has a rather bizarre inversion of this, in which a ''hot air balloon'', which has been seen in previous episodes carrying up to five ponies easily, can somehow be grounded by tying it to a single pony's tail.
** "Simple Ways" has an example similar to ''Son of the Mask'' above; Pinkie gasps so hard her head inflates and she floats away.

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** In the episode, episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff "Griffon the Brush-Off", Brush-Off"]], [[CloudCuckoolander Pinkie Pie]] strapped herself with several balloons to float up to the cloud that Rainbow Dash and her old friend, [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent Gilda]], were on. [[ClingyJealousGirl Gilda then proceeded to pop Pinkie's balloons when Rainbow Dash wasn't around]].
** A similar thing happens (twice) in [[TimeyWimeyBall It's [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E20ItsAboutTime "It's About Time]], Time"]], although Pinkie's only hovering slightly off the floor.ground. Could be explained by the fact that Pinkie's an off-and-on RealityWarper, or that she can do things because she [[AchievementsInIgnorance doesn't know/realise she can't]]
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E10SpikeAtYourService "Spike at your Service" Service"]] has a rather bizarre inversion of this, in which a ''hot air balloon'', which has been seen in previous episodes carrying up to five ponies easily, can somehow be grounded by tying it to a single pony's tail.
** [[Recap/MyLittlePnyFriendshipIsMagicS4E13SimpleWays "Simple Ways" Ways"]] has an example similar to ''Son of the Mask'' above; Pinkie gasps so hard her head inflates and she floats away.
20th Jan '16 5:13:01 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Inferred variant ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2''. When the toys need an idea on how to get to the 23rd floor of Al's Penthouse, Rex suggests they find some balloons to float up to it. The other toys quickly dismiss this suggestion. If the example below is anything to go by, [[HilariousInHindsight Pixar certainly didn't]].
20th Jan '16 7:04:29 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* Inferred variant ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2''. When the toys need an idea on how to get to the 23rd floor of Al's Penthouse, Rex suggests they find some balloons to float up to it. The other toys quickly dismiss this suggestion. If the example below is anything to go by, [[HilariousInHindsight Pixar certainly didn't]].



* ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3'' has an [[http://i.imgur.com/FlaN2.jpg airship]] (used by the Navarre Raiders) that uses colourful balloons to stay airborne

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* ''VideoGame/SeikenDensetsu3'' has an [[http://i.imgur.com/FlaN2.jpg airship]] (used by the Navarre Raiders) that uses colourful balloons to stay airborneairborne.
* In the "Alleys and Gullies" level of the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' video game, there's a mission where Buzz must ride a balloon being blown by a fan to collect a [[PlotCoupon Pizza Planet token]] atop a trash can.
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