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17th Jun '16 3:34:47 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* Malcolm stuffs a grenade into the fridge in an episode of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''. However, it does end up destroying the kitchen anyways.

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* Malcolm stuffs a grenade into the fridge in an episode of ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''. However, it does end up destroying the kitchen kitchen, roof, and the refrigerator (which Hal and Lois had been arguing over all day) anyways.
20th Mar '16 1:59:23 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' lampshades this trope in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0900.html Comic #900]] after playing it straight[[note]][[spoiler:Sarcophagi]] are typically made of stone, and thus sturdier than your average BombproofAppliance[[/note]].

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' lampshades this trope in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0900.html Comic #900]] after playing it straight[[note]][[spoiler:Sarcophagi]] straight.[[note]][[spoiler:Sarcophagi]] are typically made of stone, and thus sturdier than your average BombproofAppliance[[/note]].
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25th Jan '16 3:47:54 PM Trogdor
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* So does Adrian Monk in an episode of ''Series/{{Monk}}'' then opens up the fridge again to [[SuperOCD straighten the grenade]]. ''Series/MythBusters'' showed a clip of ''Monk'' and investigated the myth. They proved that the fridge offered some protection against the blast, but the front and back turn to deadly shrapnel.

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* So does Adrian Monk in an episode of ''Series/{{Monk}}'' stuffs a grenade into the fridge, then opens up the fridge again to [[SuperOCD straighten the grenade]]. grenade]].
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''Series/MythBusters'' showed a clip of ''Monk'' and investigated the myth. They proved that the fridge offered some protection against the blast, but the front and back turn to deadly shrapnel.
19th Jun '15 9:27:16 AM Anddrix
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* ''Film/TheMortalInstrumentsCityOfBones'': Clary Fray hides in a fridge with the door closed over while a cooker explodes right next to the fridge.

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* ''Film/TheMortalInstrumentsCityOfBones'': In ''Film/TheMortalInstrumentsCityOfBones'', Clary Fray hides in a fridge with the door closed over while a cooker explodes right next to the fridge.
2nd May '15 5:05:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''LethalWeapon2'': Riggs and Murtaugh use a bathtub. This specific case was [[JustForFun/TropesExaminedByTheMythBusters tested by the MythBusters]] and found to be a workable solution, though freezing the bomb's battery would likely give them a lot more than two seconds to get to safety.
* ''Bangkok Dangerous'': Nicholas Cage also used a bathtub.

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* ''LethalWeapon2'': ''Film/LethalWeapon2'': Riggs and Murtaugh use a bathtub. This specific case was [[JustForFun/TropesExaminedByTheMythBusters tested by the MythBusters]] and found to be a workable solution, though freezing the bomb's battery would likely give them a lot more than two seconds to get to safety.
* ''Bangkok Dangerous'': ''Film/BangkokDangerous'': Nicholas Cage also used a bathtub.



* ''The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones'': Clary Fray hides in a fridge with the door closed over while a cooker explodes right next to the fridge.
* ''Time And Tide'': Also a fridge.
* ''BrokenSaints'': Yet another fridge.

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* ''The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones'': ''Film/TheMortalInstrumentsCityOfBones'': Clary Fray hides in a fridge with the door closed over while a cooker explodes right next to the fridge.
* ''Time And Tide'': ''Film/TimeAndTide'': Also a fridge.
* ''BrokenSaints'': ''Film/BrokenSaints'': Yet another fridge.



* ''Film/{{Stalingrad}}'': a Red Army soldier uses a bathtub as improvised portable armor to get past a German machine gun nest.


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* ''Film/{{Stalingrad}}'': ''Film/{{Stalingrad 2013}}'': a Red Army soldier uses a bathtub as improvised portable armor to get past a German machine gun nest.

22nd Feb '15 9:59:15 AM SteveMB
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Batman once hid in a safe. Even the Riddler couldn't figure this stunt out and was nearly driven insane by it.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Batman once hid in a safe. Even safe to escape the Riddler's DeathTrap. The Riddler couldn't figure this stunt out how he'd survived, Batman refused to tell him, and was nearly driven insane by it.the final scene shows him back in Arkham [[MadnessMantra obsessively demanding an explanation]].
14th Oct '14 10:58:04 PM starhands
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* AdolfHitler (along with most of the other people in the room) survived an assassination attempt by a bomb thanks to a solid oaken conference table leg in between.

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* AdolfHitler [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Adolf Hitler]] (along with most of the other people in the room) survived an assassination attempt by a bomb thanks to a solid oaken conference table leg in between.
25th Jun '14 9:53:29 AM CaoCao
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\n* ''Film/{{Stalingrad}}'': a Red Army soldier uses a bathtub as improvised portable armor to get past a German machine gun nest.

9th Jun '14 1:15:50 PM Willbyr
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A bomb is about to go off while the hero is indoors. Where does he find refuge? Usually, either the bathtub or the fridge. Think about it as a completely different kind of FridgeLogic. This has been tested by ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}''. Even taking cover behind a wooden table at 5' will prevent instantaneous death from the pressure wave, though death by shrapnel or other injuries are still [[JustForPun on the table.]] For a similar fallacy, see ConcealmentEqualsCover.

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A bomb is about to go off while the hero is indoors. Where does he find refuge? Usually, either the bathtub or the fridge. Think about it as a completely different kind of FridgeLogic. This has been tested by ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}''.''Series/MythBusters''. Even taking cover behind a wooden table at 5' will prevent instantaneous death from the pressure wave, though death by shrapnel or other injuries are still [[JustForPun on the table.]] For a similar fallacy, see ConcealmentEqualsCover.



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* ''LethalWeapon2'': Riggs and Murtaugh use a bathtub. This specific case was [[TropesExaminedByTheMythBusters tested by the MythBusters]] and found to be a workable solution, though freezing the bomb's battery would likely give them a lot more than two seconds to get to safety.

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* ''LethalWeapon2'': Riggs and Murtaugh use a bathtub. This specific case was [[TropesExaminedByTheMythBusters [[JustForFun/TropesExaminedByTheMythBusters tested by the MythBusters]] and found to be a workable solution, though freezing the bomb's battery would likely give them a lot more than two seconds to get to safety.



* Malcolm stuffs a grenade into the fridge in an episode of ''MalcolmInTheMiddle''. However, it does end up destroying the kitchen anyways.
* So does Adrian Monk in an episode of ''{{Monk}}'' then opens up the fridge again to [[SuperOCD straighten the grenade]]. ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' showed a clip of ''Series/{{Monk}}'' and investigated the myth. They proved that the fridge offered some protection against the blast, but the front and back turn to deadly shrapnel.

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* Malcolm stuffs a grenade into the fridge in an episode of ''MalcolmInTheMiddle''.''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle''. However, it does end up destroying the kitchen anyways.
* So does Adrian Monk in an episode of ''{{Monk}}'' ''Series/{{Monk}}'' then opens up the fridge again to [[SuperOCD straighten the grenade]]. ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' ''Series/MythBusters'' showed a clip of ''Series/{{Monk}}'' ''Monk'' and investigated the myth. They proved that the fridge offered some protection against the blast, but the front and back turn to deadly shrapnel.



* The ol' cast-iron bathtub is used again in ''Series/{{Castle}}'', where it also serves as a [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Gun]]: a seemingly [[{{Fanservice}} gratuitous]] {{shower scene}} establishes that Beckett is within diving distance of the tub.

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* The ol' cast-iron bathtub is used again in ''Series/{{Castle}}'', where it also serves as a [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Gun]]: ChekhovsGun: a seemingly [[{{Fanservice}} gratuitous]] {{shower scene}} establishes that Beckett is within diving distance of the tub.
31st May '14 12:04:24 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* In an episode of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', a soldier is seen dragging a chimney-like device on a trolley. Unfortunately the bomb explodes seconds before it can be put inside.

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* In an episode of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', a soldier bomb-disposal technician is seen dragging a chimney-like device on a trolley. Unfortunately trolley to take care of a tumor-bomb. Unfortunately, the bomb explodes seconds before it can be put inside.
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