History Main / BigRedButton

22nd Jun '16 11:10:09 AM Bisqwit
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** Buses and coaches that have the engine in the back of the bus also have a big red button (or rather, a switch) in the engine compartment for the purposes of starting or stopping engine, and preventing the engine from being started with the key in the front while the engine is being operated on.
21st Jun '16 7:12:05 PM gewunomox
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* [[http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/gonzo/the-worlds-largest-smallest-and-strangest-model-trains-8#slide-8 A Big Red Button control for model trains]] was invented by veteran rocker and model train enthusiast NeilYoung. It was designed to let his quadriplegic son Ben run the family's 750-foot railway by himself.

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* [[http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/gonzo/the-worlds-largest-smallest-and-strangest-model-trains-8#slide-8 A Big Red Button control for model trains]] was invented by veteran rocker and model train enthusiast NeilYoung.Music/NeilYoung. It was designed to let his quadriplegic son Ben run the family's 750-foot railway by himself.
17th Jun '16 11:34:08 AM Prfnoff
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* The IBM PC/AT desktop model had the power supply controlled by a Big Red Knife Switch set in a panel towards the back of the machine.
28th May '16 9:33:07 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In an episode of ''ThePretender'', Miss Parker and Mr. Lyle are investigating one of Jarod's "lairs" (a shipping container) when they see a Big Red Button with a sign saying "DANGER - DO NOT PUSH" in Jarod's handwriting. Parker tells Lyle not to push it, saying it's probably a trap. Lyle pushes it...and it IS a trap.

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* In an episode of ''ThePretender'', ''Series/ThePretender'', Miss Parker and Mr. Lyle are investigating one of Jarod's "lairs" (a shipping container) when they see a Big Red Button with a sign saying "DANGER - DO NOT PUSH" in Jarod's handwriting. Parker tells Lyle not to push it, saying it's probably a trap. Lyle pushes it...and it IS a trap.
6th May '16 4:18:22 PM mkrgolf
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* In ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory,'' Dee-Dee was fond of pushing the Big Red Button that would wreck one of Dexter's inventions or otherwise cause trouble. A vapid "Oooh! WhatDoesThisButtonDo" became her main CatchPhrase. One would think that eventually, Dex would learn to stop putting Big Red Buttons on everything he builds.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory,'' Dee-Dee Dee Dee was fond of pushing the Big Red Button that would wreck one of Dexter's inventions or otherwise cause trouble. A vapid "Oooh! WhatDoesThisButtonDo" became her main CatchPhrase. One would think that eventually, Dex would learn to stop putting Big Red Buttons on everything he builds.
15th Apr '16 3:47:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in ''Forever Free'' (sequel of ''TheForeverWar''). While pressing the big red button, the hero wonders how many people guessed that it has absolutely no use, everything being automatic.

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* Subverted in ''Forever Free'' (sequel of ''TheForeverWar'').''Literature/TheForeverWar''). While pressing the big red button, the hero wonders how many people guessed that it has absolutely no use, everything being automatic.
14th Apr '16 5:49:15 AM Jasin_Moridin
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* In BattlefleetGothicArmada, all of the four races have a speed boost on their ships. The [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orkish]] speed boost takes the form of a big red button that gives the ship much more massive speed boost than that of either of the two human factions, and can't be shut off until it runs out of fuel.
15th Mar '16 5:22:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* Episode six of the UK version of ''WhoWantsToBeASuperhero'' had a challenge with this labeled "Do not touch", though it didn't actually do anything. Some of the superheroes actually pressed the buttons thinking it was the method to win the challenge (to save the world, or a model of it anyway).

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* Episode six of the UK version of ''WhoWantsToBeASuperhero'' ''Series/WhoWantsToBeASuperhero'' had a challenge with this labeled "Do not touch", though it didn't actually do anything. Some of the superheroes actually pressed the buttons thinking it was the method to win the challenge (to save the world, or a model of it anyway).
28th Feb '16 10:52:03 AM Gamemaniac92711
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* Subverted in ''Machinima/SteveAndCarlos'' where Carlos leads Steve to believe he's fallen for this trope, when really the big red button he pushed was the fire alarm.
7th Feb '16 5:44:42 PM Prfnoff
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* Independent game ''Liberal Crime Squad'' allows you to push a "big red button" in a nuclear power plant to release waste into the environment. The catch is you need a character with the right skill to push the big red button.

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* Independent game ''Liberal Crime Squad'' ''VideoGame/LiberalCrimeSquad'' allows you to push a "big red button" in a nuclear power plant to release waste into the environment. The catch is you need a character with the right skill to push the big red button.
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