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9th Mar '16 1:39:16 PM Hossmeister
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* In the first episode of {{Black Books}} Fran mistakenly buys a large spherical object with a teapot-like spout to sell in her curio shop. She spends most of the episode obsessed with discerning the object's purpose. In the final seconds of the show Bernard pats his pockets, looking for a light for his cigarette. Without thinking, Manny picks up the strange object and squeezes it, producing a flame from the spout which he lights Bernard's cigarette with. Fran lets out an exasperated scream.

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* In the first episode of {{Black Books}} ''Series/BlackBooks'', Fran mistakenly buys a large spherical object with a teapot-like spout to sell in her curio shop. She spends most of the episode obsessed with discerning the object's purpose. In the final seconds of the show Bernard pats his pockets, looking for a light for his cigarette. Without thinking, Manny picks up the strange object and squeezes it, producing a flame from the spout which he lights Bernard's cigarette with. Fran lets out an exasperated scream.
9th Mar '16 1:27:52 PM Hossmeister
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26th Jun '15 8:39:43 AM justanid
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* In ''[[{{Spelljammer}} The Cloakmaster Cycle]]'' Teldin was not amused to know some possible results of [[TimTaylorTechnology Tinker Gnomes]]' "thingfinder" malfunctions and when it got damaged he ordered another guy to quietly get rid of it. Thus the trinket ended up in a jettison (sort of catapult used as ShortRangeShotgun) and eventually was fired at an enemy. On impact, HilarityEnsues.

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* In ''[[{{Spelljammer}} ''[[TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}} The Cloakmaster Cycle]]'' Teldin was not amused to know some possible results of [[TimTaylorTechnology Tinker Gnomes]]' "thingfinder" malfunctions and when it got damaged he ordered another guy to quietly get rid of it. Thus the trinket ended up in a jettison (sort of catapult used as ShortRangeShotgun) and eventually was fired at an enemy. On impact, HilarityEnsues.
31st Jan '15 11:53:06 AM Rodrigokun
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* In the ''Film/GreenLantern'' movie, Hal has been given a magic ring and a magic lantern by the dying Aben Sur, but no instructions on how to use either, nor what the Green Lantern oath is supposed to be. He fools around with both for the better part of an afternoon, offering a number of possible activation phrases (including [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 "By the power of Greyskull!"]] and [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory "To infinity and beyond!"]]) until he gets the connection ''just so'' and the ring and lantern take over for him.

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* In the ''Film/GreenLantern'' movie, Hal has been given a magic ring and a magic lantern by the dying Aben Abin Sur, but no instructions on how to use either, nor what the Green Lantern oath is supposed to be. He fools around with both for the better part of an afternoon, offering a number of possible activation phrases (including [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 "By the power of Greyskull!"]] and [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory "To infinity and beyond!"]]) until he gets the connection ''just so'' and the ring and lantern take over for him.
26th Jan '15 9:04:35 AM Chabal2
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* ''CiaphasCain'': In keeping with their usual track record of messing with Necron artifacts (several balls in a large slotted slab, producing different effects depending on number and position of balls), the Adeptus Mechanicus manages to summon a daemon, which Cain is fortunately able to take out rapidly..
10th Jan '14 8:34:27 PM nombretomado
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* In DeltoraQuest Lief doesn't realise that the Belt of Deltora has to be activated at all - and then realises that the stones need to be in a very specific order. The Belt had been working at minimal strength until he figures that out.

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* In DeltoraQuest Literature/DeltoraQuest Lief doesn't realise that the Belt of Deltora has to be activated at all - and then realises that the stones need to be in a very specific order. The Belt had been working at minimal strength until he figures that out.
25th Nov '13 12:01:23 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* In the ''Film/GreenLantern'' movie, Hal has been given a magic ring and a magic lantern by the dying Aben Sur, but no instructions on how to use either, nor what the Green Lantern oath is supposed to be. He fools around with both for the better part of an afternoon, offering a number of possible activation phrases (including [[WesternAnimation/{{He-ManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse}} "By the power of Greyskull!"]] and [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory "To infinity and beyond!"]]) until he gets the connection ''just so'' and the ring and lantern take over for him.

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* In the ''Film/GreenLantern'' movie, Hal has been given a magic ring and a magic lantern by the dying Aben Sur, but no instructions on how to use either, nor what the Green Lantern oath is supposed to be. He fools around with both for the better part of an afternoon, offering a number of possible activation phrases (including [[WesternAnimation/{{He-ManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse}} [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 "By the power of Greyskull!"]] and [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory "To infinity and beyond!"]]) until he gets the connection ''just so'' and the ring and lantern take over for him.
20th Nov '13 6:49:55 PM TVRulezAgain
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* In ''[[CoolVsAwesome Batman Vs Dracula]]'', The Penguin just ''happens'' to cut his hand on his umbrella-sword, giving Dracula the drop of blood he needs to rise from the grave.
* In the ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' sequel ''The King of Thieves,'' the wicked guard attempts to break into the stronghold of the Forty Thieves, but he can't remember the password. After repeated failures ("Open -- ''carraway!''"), he leaves in disgust, only for one of his guards to offhandedly comment, "Wasn't it something like 'OpenSesame'?"

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* In ''[[CoolVsAwesome Batman Vs Dracula]]'', ''WesternAnimation/TheBatmanVsDracula'', The Penguin just ''happens'' to cut his hand on his umbrella-sword, giving Dracula the drop of blood he needs to rise from the grave.
* In ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'', Razoul the ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' sequel ''The King of Thieves,'' the wicked guard attempts tries to break into the stronghold of the Forty Thieves, but he can't remember the password. After repeated failures ("Open -- ''carraway!''"), he leaves in disgust, only for one of his guards to offhandedly comment, "Wasn't it something like 'OpenSesame'?"
16th Jul '13 2:25:53 PM flibolimay
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* In the first episode of {{Black Books}} Fran mistakenly buys a large spherical object with a teapot-like spout to sell in her curio shop. She spends most of the episode obsessed with discerning the object's purpose. In the final seconds of the show Bernard pats his pockets, looking for a light for his cigarette. Without thinking, Manny picks up the strange object and squeezes it, producing a flame from the spout which he lights Bernard's cigarette with. Fran lets out an exasperated scream.
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