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11th Jun '16 1:55:31 PM Morgenthaler
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* This happens in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode where Martin and Bart are tutoring each other - Bart hides a comic in his schoolbook - Martin hides a schoolbook in his comic book.
** Another episode has Moe Szyzlak hiding his poetry magazine behind a copy of ''{{Playboy}}''. In church.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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This happens in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' the episode where Martin and Bart are tutoring each other - Bart hides a comic in his schoolbook - Martin hides a schoolbook in his comic book.
** Another episode has Moe Szyzlak hiding his poetry magazine behind a copy of ''{{Playboy}}''.''Magazine/{{Playboy}}''. In church.
11th Jun '16 4:47:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* One sketch of ''NotTheNineOClockNews'' had the inverse of the usual: a man bought a Daily Mail and "Hot Chicks XXX", then hid that he was reading the Mail by hiding it in the porn.

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* One sketch of ''NotTheNineOClockNews'' ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' had the inverse of the usual: a man bought a Daily Mail and "Hot Chicks XXX", then hid that he was reading the Mail by hiding it in the porn.



* Inverted in ''{{Series/Chuck}}''. Since he knows his bedroom's under video surveillance, Chuck studies the Intersect plans he got from Orion behind a ''YTheLastMan'' collection.
* An episode of ''MyWifeAndKids'' had Junior locking himself in the bathroom with magazines for hours at a time. Although his parents seem to think he is actually pleasuring himself with cookbooks and ''Field & Stream'', it's implied he is hiding porn magazines in them.

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* Inverted in ''{{Series/Chuck}}''. Since he knows his bedroom's under video surveillance, Chuck studies the Intersect plans he got from Orion behind a ''YTheLastMan'' ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'' collection.
* An episode of ''MyWifeAndKids'' ''Series/MyWifeAndKids'' had Junior locking himself in the bathroom with magazines for hours at a time. Although his parents seem to think he is actually pleasuring himself with cookbooks and ''Field & Stream'', it's implied he is hiding porn magazines in them.



* The earliest opening credits for ''HomeAndAway'' had Stephen pulling a fake cover from a book Frank was reading.

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* The earliest opening credits for ''HomeAndAway'' ''Series/HomeAndAway'' had Stephen pulling a fake cover from a book Frank was reading.



* On a ''YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'' sketch, Adam hides a Spiderman comic book in his hymnal. In another sketch, two girls hide a tiny TV in a book to fool their mother.

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* On a ''YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'' ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'' sketch, Adam hides a Spiderman comic book in his hymnal. In another sketch, two girls hide a tiny TV in a book to fool their mother.
11th Jun '16 4:46:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/VarsityBlues'' the replacement quarterback Mox is reading ''SlaughterhouseFive'' by Kurt Vonnegut hidden inside the team play-book on the sidelines.

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* In ''Film/VarsityBlues'' the replacement quarterback Mox is reading ''SlaughterhouseFive'' ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive'' by Kurt Vonnegut hidden inside the team play-book on the sidelines.
17th Mar '16 6:06:26 PM ObsidianFire
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At least, they ''would'' think this except they [[GenreSavvy aren't idiots]]. Inevitably the switch is discovered and the character executing it is embarrassed. And we all learn a valuable lesson - this character wants people to think he's smart, but he's really either a geek or an idiot. Usually the former for sympathetic ones, the latter for non-sympathetic ones.

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At least, they ''would'' think this except they [[GenreSavvy aren't idiots]].idiots. Inevitably the switch is discovered and the character executing it is embarrassed. And we all learn a valuable lesson - this character wants people to think he's smart, but he's really either a geek or an idiot. Usually the former for sympathetic ones, the latter for non-sympathetic ones.
27th Feb '16 9:43:38 PM Willbyr
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* In ''UruseiYatsura'' Ataru is shown hiding a girly mag inside one of his books.
* In ''KareKano'' Yukino is seen hiding a comedy book under a serious cover. Arima scolds her for putting up a front.

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* In ''UruseiYatsura'' ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' Ataru is shown hiding a girly mag inside one of his books.
* In ''KareKano'' ''Manga/KareKano'' Yukino is seen hiding a comedy book under a serious cover. Arima scolds her for putting up a front.
13th Nov '15 9:29:45 AM FF32
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* In the opening titles of ''{{Blackadder}} The Third'' Edmund uses a textbook to hide raunchy paperback novels, each of which just happens to have that week's episode title.

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* In the opening titles of ''{{Blackadder}} ''Series/{{Blackadder}} The Third'' Edmund uses a textbook to hide raunchy paperback novels, each of which just happens to have that week's episode title.
24th Jun '15 10:57:22 AM Greenygal
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* On a ''You Can't Do That On Television'' sketch, Adam hides a Spiderman comic book in his hymnal. In another sketch, two girls hide a tiny TV in a book to fool their mother.

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* On a ''You Can't Do That On Television'' ''YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'' sketch, Adam hides a Spiderman comic book in his hymnal. In another sketch, two girls hide a tiny TV in a book to fool their mother.
13th May '15 6:43:32 PM nombretomado
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* In the miniseries "Midsummer's Nightmare" that led up to GrantMorrison's ''[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'' run, Wally West, having lost his memory of being the Flash, was teaching high school and catches one of his students doing this.

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* In the miniseries "Midsummer's Nightmare" that led up to GrantMorrison's Creator/GrantMorrison's ''[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'' run, Wally West, having lost his memory of being the Flash, was teaching high school and catches one of his students doing this.
21st Apr '15 6:40:37 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted in ''{{Chuck}}''. Since he knows his bedroom's under video surveillance, Chuck studies the Intersect plans he got from Orion behind a ''YTheLastMan'' collection.

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* Inverted in ''{{Chuck}}''.''{{Series/Chuck}}''. Since he knows his bedroom's under video surveillance, Chuck studies the Intersect plans he got from Orion behind a ''YTheLastMan'' collection.
2nd Apr '15 1:13:58 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[Film/BackToTheFuture Back To The Future Part II]]'' Biff hides a girly magazine within the cover of the [[TimelineAlteringMacGuffin sports almanac]]. Marty is, naturally, exasperated by this fact after he goes to a great deal of effort to retrieve it. Extra idiot points for Biff by hiding a girly magazine with the cover of a sports almanac that won't even exist for sixty years.
* [[SmugSnake Percy Wetmore]], of ''TheGreenMile'', reading a Tijuana Bible (a pornographic comic from the 30's and 40's, featuring icons of the day) behind a copy of the regulations for the mental hospital he wanted to transfer to. This scene is in the book, where he's explicitly reading a {{Popeye}} Tijuana Bible.

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* In ''[[Film/BackToTheFuture Back To The Future Part II]]'' ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' Biff hides a girly magazine within the cover of the [[TimelineAlteringMacGuffin sports almanac]]. Marty is, naturally, exasperated by this fact after he goes to a great deal of effort to retrieve it. Extra idiot points for Biff by hiding a girly magazine with the cover of a sports almanac that won't even exist for sixty years.
* [[SmugSnake Percy Wetmore]], of ''TheGreenMile'', ''Film/TheGreenMile'', reading a Tijuana Bible (a pornographic comic from the 30's and 40's, featuring icons of the day) behind a copy of the regulations for the mental hospital he wanted to transfer to. This scene is in the book, where he's explicitly reading a {{Popeye}} Tijuana Bible.



* In ''Lean On Me'' a guy hides an adult magazine in his test booklet which is promptly confiscated by his teacher. The guy immediately pulls out another one.

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* In ''Lean On Me'' ''Film/LeanOnMe'' a guy hides an adult magazine in his test booklet which is promptly confiscated by his teacher. The guy immediately pulls out another one.
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