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16th Sep '16 4:16:03 PM MyFinalEdits
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** It happens to an entire house. Similar to the Mythbusters example, the animators figured out that in reality it would take somewhere on the order of millions of balloons to lift the house. In the film, they use just about ten or twenty thousand, but the ones they use are twice as big as the main character.

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** It happens to an entire house. Similar to the Mythbusters example, the The animators figured out that in reality it would take somewhere on the order of millions of balloons to lift the house. In the film, they use just about ten or twenty thousand, but the ones they use are twice as big as the main character.



* Mythbusters tested (and busted) the 'child carried off by helium balloons' myth; the test revealed that to lift a 44-pound girl required ''3,500'' helium balloons; there was no way that any circus or carnival would reasonably have that many balloons on-hand.
16th Sep '16 11:59:48 AM jamespolk
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* In MGM cartoon ''WesternAnimation/TheMilkyWay'', three party balloons take three kittens into space. Justified by the ending, which reveals that the kittens were just pretending.
6th Sep '16 11:57:09 PM MrNickelodeon
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* Several of the dolls in ''Ride/ItsASmallWorld'' at the Ride/DisneyThemeParks are shown floating high in the air due to holding onto a small group of balloons.
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29th Aug '16 2:33:54 PM JMQwilleran
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* In "Giant Among Us" on ''WesternAnimation/GoldieAndBear'', Goldie and Bear try this as a means of getting the Giant back up to his home when the beanstalk is accidentally broken by magic. It fails when the 4 and 20 blackbirds pop the balloons.
7th Aug '16 8:56:03 PM NondescriptLarva
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*Mythbusters tested (and busted) the 'child carried off by helium balloons' myth; the test revealed that to lift a 44-pound girl required ''3,500'' helium balloons; there was no way that any circus or carnival would reasonably have that many balloons on-hand.
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.
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