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6th Feb '17 12:22:02 PM StFan
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** An exhausted Ryouga is so desperate he asks a ''horse'' for directions. Naturally, there's a nearby sign that reads, "Do not talk to horse."

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** An exhausted Ryouga Ryōga is so desperate he asks a ''horse'' for directions. Naturally, there's a nearby sign that reads, "Do not talk to horse."



* A sketch by ''TheTwoRonnies'' includes a sign saying "Do Not Throw Stones at This Notice".

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* A sketch by ''TheTwoRonnies'' ''Series/TheTwoRonnies'' includes a sign saying "Do Not Throw Stones at This Notice".



* [[http://coa.inducks.org/story.php?c=BC+ZC+2316 No Leaning on the Sign]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}''
** [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2008-03-10 Done with a]] SwordInTheStone.
** [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/nodwick/dragon/nodwick06.html Also]]:
--->'''Nodwick:''' What part of ''"Open ye not the portal to my tomb lest I pour out my undying wrath"'' did you ''not'' understand?\\
'''Yeagar:''' I thought it was just a bluff to keep the tourists out.

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* %%* [[http://coa.inducks.org/story.php?c=BC+ZC+2316 No Leaning on the Sign]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}''
** [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2008-03-10 Done with a]] SwordInTheStone.
** [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/nodwick/dragon/nodwick06.html Also]]:
--->'''Nodwick:''' What part of ''"Open ye not the portal to my tomb lest I pour out my undying wrath"'' did you ''not'' understand?\\
'''Yeagar:''' I thought it was just a bluff to keep the tourists out.
Sign]]



* ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'':
** [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2008-03-10 Done with a]] SwordInTheStone.
** [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/nodwick/dragon/nodwick06.html Also]]:
--->'''Nodwick:''' What part of ''"Open ye not the portal to my tomb lest I pour out my undying wrath"'' did you ''not'' understand?\\
'''Yeagar:''' I thought it was just a bluff to keep the tourists out.



* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''

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* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'':



* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':



*** And indeed that if there was a big lever in a hidden cave somewhere with a sign next to it saying "END OF THE WORLD SWITCH. DO NOT TOUCH." the paint wouldn't even have time to dry.

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*** ** And indeed that if there was a big lever in a hidden cave somewhere with a sign next to it saying "END OF THE WORLD SWITCH. DO NOT TOUCH." the paint wouldn't even have time to dry.



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':



* ''Series/HomeImprovement''

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* ''Series/HomeImprovement''''Series/HomeImprovement'':



* ''Series/{{Community}}'' - Jeff takes Beginner Pottery, an "ultimate blow-off class", then sets off Professor Holly's BerserkButton by inadvertently re-enacting the pottery scene in ''Movies/{{Ghost}}''. Holly growls "One rule I asked you to follow. One. LOOK!" and points to a poster of Patrick Swayze with an "X" over it.

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'' - ''Series/{{Community}}'': Jeff takes Beginner Pottery, an "ultimate blow-off class", then sets off Professor Holly's BerserkButton by inadvertently re-enacting the pottery scene in ''Movies/{{Ghost}}''. Holly growls "One rule I asked you to follow. One. LOOK!" and points to a poster of Patrick Swayze with an "X" over it.



* ''Series/DoctorWho''.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''.''Series/DoctorWho'':



** Inverted in the Classic episode "Spearhead From Space", in which the Third Doctor is recovering from regeneration in a British hospital. He sneaks out of his room in a hospital gown, seeking clothes and to hide from his (very perplexed) physician; spotting a door marked "Doctors Only", he (being ''the'' Doctor) walks right in.

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** Inverted in the Classic episode "Spearhead From from Space", in which the Third Doctor is recovering from regeneration in a British hospital. He sneaks out of his room in a hospital gown, seeking clothes and to hide from his (very perplexed) physician; spotting a door marked "Doctors Only", he (being ''the'' Doctor) walks right in.



* A Christmas episode from [[Series/SwiftandShiftCouriers Swift and Shift Couriers]] had Mario being told to stop by the Traffic Controller, which causes a fight between them.
** Later that same episode, Amanda nearly killed the traffic controller while drunk.

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* A Christmas episode from [[Series/SwiftandShiftCouriers Swift and Shift Couriers]] had ''Series/SwiftandShiftCouriers'' has Mario being told to stop by the Traffic Controller, which causes a fight between them.
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them. Later that same episode, Amanda nearly killed the traffic controller while drunk.



* In the quasi-patriotic video-clip for the Dutch song Vijftien Miljoen Mensen the iconic image is a picture of a "Do Not Walk On The Grass" sign behind which are dozens upon dozens of people walking, talking, picnicking and doing other assorted things on the grass.
* In a Music/MichaelJackson film a cop turns up to tell Jackson off from Moonwalking, pointing to the no moonwalking sign.

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* In the quasi-patriotic video-clip for the Dutch song Vijftien "Vijftien Miljoen Mensen Mensen", the iconic image is a picture of a "Do Not Walk On The on the Grass" sign behind which are dozens upon dozens of people walking, talking, picnicking and doing other assorted things on the grass.
* In a Music/MichaelJackson film film, a cop turns up to tell Jackson off from Moonwalking, pointing to the no moonwalking sign.



->"This going to be long night."

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->"This ->'''Cookie Monster:''' This going to be long night."



* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', a sign in 1950s Aperture warns you not to fall down an elevator shaft. Sure enough, the only way to proceed is to fling yourself by falling down the elevator shaft.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', ''VideoGame/Portal2'', a sign in 1950s Aperture warns you not to fall down an elevator shaft. Sure enough, the only way to proceed is to fling yourself by falling down the elevator shaft.



** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast''

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast''''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'':



* ''VideoGame/EarthBound''

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* ''VideoGame/EarthBound''''VideoGame/EarthBound'':



* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''

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* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''''VideoGame/Mother3'':



* ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice''

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* ''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice''''VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'':



* Happens in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' with The cave where the Giant Scorpion emerges from. It has old drawings of people attacking the monster with sticks and spears. This could signify that the monster had been in the cave since the original war with the Grimm and warning people to stay away. Unfortunately, since the symbols may hint that there may be ruins in the cave, it may double as SchmuckBait.

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* Happens in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' with The the cave where the Giant Scorpion emerges from. It has old drawings of people attacking the monster with sticks and spears. This could signify that the monster had been in the cave since the original war with the Grimm and warning people to stay away. Unfortunately, since the symbols may hint that there may be ruins in the cave, it may double as SchmuckBait.



* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''''Webcomic/GirlGenius'':



* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''

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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'':



'''Bus Driver:''' (''points to sign reading "Do not talk to driver"'')\\

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'''Bus Driver:''' (''points ''[points to sign reading "Do not talk to driver"'')\\driver"]''\\



'''Bus Driver:''' (''taps repeatedly on the sign'')\\

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'''Bus Driver:''' (''taps ''[taps repeatedly on the sign'')\\sign]''\\



* ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic''''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'':



* ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'' ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'':



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', Squidward is closing up shop at the Krusty Krab and puts up the CLOSED sign just as a customer walks up. He asks if they're open, to which Squidward replies, "Read the sign." The customer then immediately makes an order.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquareOants'', Squidward is closing up shop at the Krusty Krab and puts up the CLOSED sign just as a customer walks up. He asks if they're open, to which Squidward replies, "Read the sign." The customer then immediately makes an order.



-->'''Rogue:''' (''kicking Kitty out'') The sign says "Occupied"!\\

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-->'''Rogue:''' (''kicking ''[kicking Kitty out'') out]'' The sign says "Occupied"!\\
22nd Jan '17 11:39:42 PM CH1996
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* A Christmas episode from [[Series/SwiftandShiftCouriers Swift and Shift Couriers]] had Mario being told to stop by the Traffic Controller, which causes a fight between them.
** Later that same episode, Amanda nearly killed the traffic controller while drunk.
16th Dec '16 10:07:36 PM JackG
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** In "A Little Slice of Kevin", Crowley tortures Kevin Tran but cutting off his finger. We then cut to our heroes passing a sign saying, "Beware: Sharp Edges Keep Fingers Clear".

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** In "A Little Slice of Kevin", Crowley tortures Kevin Tran but by cutting off his a finger. We then cut to our heroes passing a sign saying, "Beware: Sharp Edges Keep Fingers Clear".
16th Dec '16 10:07:18 PM JackG
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** In "A Little Slice of Kevin", Crowley tortures Kevin Tran but cutting off his finger. We then cut to our heroes passing a sign saying, "Beware: Sharp Edges Keep Fingers Clear".
1st Dec '16 4:55:19 PM BlackKnight359
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* The guitar store in ''Film/WaynesWorld'' has the sign "NO Stairway". This sign is [[TruthInTelevision based off the real world]]: so many people would come into music shops and test the guitars by playing "Stairway to Heaven" that clerks would hang those signs[[note]]Some guitar shops have a sign warning against playing "Smoke On The Water" - the chord sequence for the opening [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWl0YJN5Xf4 can be transposed to power chords]], making it so simple that almost anyone can thrash it out, but that's no excuse for inflicting it on the poor sales staff yet again. Seriously, don't do that[[/note]]. In the original theatrical release, Wayne ''did'' play Zeppelin's classic, but on home video releases, due to music licensing issues, it's a SuspiciouslySimilarSong. If anything, that makes it even funnier. "No Stairway! Denied!"

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* The guitar store in ''Film/WaynesWorld'' has the sign "NO Stairway".Stairway to Heaven". This sign is [[TruthInTelevision based off the real world]]: so many people would come into music shops and test the guitars by playing "Stairway to Heaven" that clerks would hang those signs[[note]]Some guitar shops have a sign warning against playing "Smoke On The Water" - the chord sequence for the opening [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWl0YJN5Xf4 can be transposed to power chords]], making it so simple that almost anyone can thrash it out, but that's no excuse for inflicting it on the poor sales staff yet again. Seriously, don't do that[[/note]]. In the original theatrical release, Wayne ''did'' play Zeppelin's classic, but on home video releases, due to music licensing issues, it's a SuspiciouslySimilarSong. If anything, that makes it even funnier. "No Stairway! Denied!"
20th Nov '16 4:15:26 PM eroock
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* ''Film/TheProducers'': About 1500 people pay big bucks to see a Broadway musical called "''SpringtimeForHitler''". There's little doubt that the title was on the marquee, the posters and the ''Playbill''. And yet they're shocked to see an opening number with dancing [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]]?
13th Nov '16 9:12:33 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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** In "Time Heist", all the air vents have the warning "No Entry Under Any Circumstances". Given that AirVentEscape is a RunningGag in the series, let along this episode, it's universally ignored.

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** In "Time Heist", all the air vents have the warning "No Entry Under Any Circumstances". Given that AirVentEscape is a RunningGag in the series, let along alone this episode, it's universally ignored.



** FridgeBrilliance: You ARE playing as a villain...

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** FridgeBrilliance: You ARE playing as a villain...villain....



*** There's another sign that warns you to pay no attention to the man standing next to it. If you go up and talk to the man, he's silent. But if you steal his sign, he gets a bit annoyed and starts following you around...

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*** There's another sign that warns you to pay no attention to the man standing next to it. If you go up and talk to the man, he's silent. But if you steal his sign, he gets a bit annoyed and starts following you around...around....



** In the episode "The Farnsworth Parabox", Fry and Bender need to move through the Planet Express office undetected. Bender rips the hatch off a superheated steam pipe, above which is a sign that reads, "No Crawling Around". They climb in and, well...

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** In the episode "The Farnsworth Parabox", Fry and Bender need to move through the Planet Express office undetected. Bender rips the hatch off a superheated steam pipe, above which is a sign that reads, "No Crawling Around". They climb in and, well...well....



** When Homer is injured in a prison rodeo, he is treated in the prison's medical facility. When Marge remarks that he's being very stoic about the situation, he says he can't complain, then points out a sign saying "No Complaining". The doctor says that the sign's only for the prisoners, so Homer starts letting it all out: "Oh, I hurt so much! And my job is so unfulfilling..."

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** When Homer is injured in a prison rodeo, he is treated in the prison's medical facility. When Marge remarks that he's being very stoic about the situation, he says he can't complain, then points out a sign saying "No Complaining". The doctor says that the sign's only for the prisoners, so Homer starts letting it all out: "Oh, I hurt so much! And my job is so unfulfilling..."".



* The ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "Stop, Look, and Ed" used these as part of the plot. Eddy doesn't want to follow the rules and convinces the other kids to ignore signs as well. Also, Ed goes [[LoopholeAbuse under some grass instead of on it]] due to a "Keep off the Grass" sign, and Edd is forced to concede "Well, I suppose technically that's not ''on'' the grass..."

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* The ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "Stop, Look, and Ed" used these as part of the plot. Eddy doesn't want to follow the rules and convinces the other kids to ignore signs as well. Also, Ed goes [[LoopholeAbuse under some grass instead of on it]] due to a "Keep off the Grass" sign, and Edd is forced to concede "Well, I suppose technically that's not ''on'' the grass..."".
16th Oct '16 3:55:04 PM Morgenthaler
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* Hilariously done in the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Cat-Tails for Two". When the cat George is knocked overboard after being fooled by SpeedyGonzales, his friend Benny scolds him by pointing to the sign, saying, "George, can't you read? It says No Fishing!" (It actually says "No Swimming"; Benny clearly can't read.)

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* Hilariously done in the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short "Cat-Tails for Two". When the cat George is knocked overboard after being fooled by SpeedyGonzales, WesternAnimation/SpeedyGonzales, his friend Benny scolds him by pointing to the sign, saying, "George, can't you read? It says No Fishing!" (It actually says "No Swimming"; Benny clearly can't read.)
3rd Oct '16 4:16:40 PM ThatBitterTase
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* ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'': In addition to the "Do Not Sit" joke under Comics, every time we see Scott's sister on the phone, she's doing so under a sign that declares [[HypocriticalHumor customers who are on their phones will be ignored]].


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->"This going to be long night."
26th Jul '16 12:47:00 AM PaulA
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* In one of Creator/JohnBellairs's books, Miss Eells blatantly ignores a "No Trespassing" sign as she and Anthony hope a fence to explore an empty house. The narrator notes that Miss Eells hates such signs anyway, and once stomped on one just to show what she thought of it.

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* In one of Creator/JohnBellairs's books, [[Literature/TheTreasureOfAlpheusWinterborn Anthony Monday books]], Miss Eells blatantly ignores a "No Trespassing" sign as she and Anthony hope hop a fence to explore an empty house. The narrator notes that Miss Eells hates such signs anyway, and once stomped on one just to show what she thought of it.
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