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23rd Apr '16 6:56:53 AM Dutchtica
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* In ''Videogame/EarthBound'', you're stuck in Threed until you're done getting rid of the zombie invasion. Various other techniques stick you in a small area: the [[BrokenBridge blocked road]] that keeps you in your neighborhood until you investigate the meteor that fell during the night, the traffic jam in the desert... oh, and for the final showdown, you teleport to a place you can't return from.
16th Apr '16 2:34:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''GilligansIsland'', so much so that people ask why they don't JustEatGilligan.

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* ''GilligansIsland'', ''Series/GilligansIsland'', so much so that people ask why they don't JustEatGilligan.



* This trope, which means that Ted has to put up Bishop Brennan, who is frightened of rabbits, whilst the parochial house is infested with rabbits, is bizarrely parodied in an episode of ''FatherTed'':

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* This trope, which means that Ted has to put up Bishop Brennan, who is frightened of rabbits, whilst the parochial house is infested with rabbits, is bizarrely parodied in an episode of ''FatherTed'':''Series/FatherTed'':
15th Apr '16 4:46:59 PM AsleepInTheBooks
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* The Other World in the ''WesternAnimation/Coraline'' movie is only as big as the surrounding area of the Pink Palace. Once Coraline gets the idea to just walk away, she finds the forest flaking apart to reveal a white void - which reforms into the Pink Palace right in front of her again. It's presumably because the Other Mother doesn't have the power to reach any further. "Small world."

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* The Other World in the ''WesternAnimation/Coraline'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'' movie is only as big as the surrounding area of the Pink Palace. Once Coraline gets the idea to just walk away, she finds the forest flaking apart to reveal a white void - which reforms into the Pink Palace right in front of her again. It's presumably because the Other Mother doesn't have the power to reach any further. "Small world."



* The Other House and garden in ''Literature/{{Coraline}}''. If you walk too far, you find yourself coming back to the house again, and only Coraline herself and the cat can leave.

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* The Other House and garden in ''Literature/{{Coraline}}''. If you walk too far, you find yourself coming back to the house again, and only Coraline herself and the cat can leave. The real Pink Palace is not this, but when Coraline attempts to call the police for help, they don't believe that her parents have been kidnapped and so she has to deal with the situation herself.
15th Apr '16 4:44:10 PM AsleepInTheBooks
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* The Other World in the ''WesternAnimation/Coraline'' movie is only as big as the surrounding area of the Pink Palace. Once Coraline gets the idea to just walk away, she finds the forest flaking apart to reveal a white void - which reforms into the Pink Palace right in front of her again. It's presumably because the Other Mother doesn't have the power to reach any further. "Small world."
15th Apr '16 12:38:57 PM sorako
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* In ''LightNovel/RokkaNoYuusha'', the main cast is trapped within a magical barrier that prevents them from leaving the forest. The plot involves figuring out who the traitor among them is who activated the barrier.

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* In ''LightNovel/RokkaNoYuusha'', ''LightNovel/RokkaBravesOfTheSixFlowers'', the main cast is trapped within a magical barrier that prevents them from leaving the forest. The plot involves figuring out who the traitor among them is who activated the barrier.
10th Apr '16 3:27:05 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** This short was remade 15 years later as ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' short "If A Body Meets A Body". It follows the plot for the most part. In fact, the police detective is [[HeyItsThatGuy even played by the same actor, Fred Kelsey]].

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** This short was remade 15 years later as ''Film/TheThreeStooges'' short "If A Body Meets A Body". It follows the plot for the most part. In fact, the police detective is [[HeyItsThatGuy even played by the same actor, Fred Kelsey]].Kelsey.
1st Apr '16 11:52:46 AM ObsidianFire
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* ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'': Once the family arrive at the hotel, Torgo tells them, "There is no way out of here. It will be dark soon. [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment There is no way out of here]]." [[GenreBlindness Michael decides it would be a good idea to stay the night.]] This is the least of [[TooDumbToLive his problems]]. Or the audience's for that matter.

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* ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate'': Once the family arrive at the hotel, Torgo tells them, "There is no way out of here. It will be dark soon. [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment There is no way out of here]]." [[GenreBlindness Michael decides it would be a good idea to stay the night.]] night. This is the least of [[TooDumbToLive his problems]]. Or the audience's for that matter.



** Finally justified in ''VideoGame/SilentHillDownpour'': [[spoiler:The town won't ''let'' you leave - when Murphy gets DangerouslyGenreSavvy and tries to hotwire a speedboat, the owner outright tells him that the town has "rules", and gets ''pissed'' if you break them. When Murphy ignores him, a horde of [[MakeMeWannaShout Screamers]] assault him and drive him away from the boat, plus all the giant fences that wall off explorable areas.]]

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** Finally justified in ''VideoGame/SilentHillDownpour'': [[spoiler:The town won't ''let'' you leave - when Murphy gets DangerouslyGenreSavvy smart and tries to hotwire a speedboat, the owner outright tells him that the town has "rules", and gets ''pissed'' if you break them. When Murphy ignores him, a horde of [[MakeMeWannaShout Screamers]] assault him and drive him away from the boat, plus all the giant fences that wall off explorable areas.]]
28th Mar '16 6:39:10 PM GopherBroke
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* In the last few episodes of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', during the Weirdmaggedon arc, [[spoiler:the town is completely cut off from the rest of the Universe by the formation of a sort of bubble or dome]]. This is a rare example where this isn't really a bad thing, given the fact that it also keeps [[spoiler:Bill]] from leaving the city.
27th Mar '16 1:07:26 PM 69BookWorM69
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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'':
** "Stairway to Heaven" is set at a lodge on an island [[HostileWeather during a heavy thunderstorm]]. Detective Murdoch arrives soaking wet and tells everyone there that the ferry to the mainland won't operate again until the storm lets up, so he and Dr. Grace have to work the murder case entirely onsite.
** "Friday the 13th 1901" starts as a "hen party" (a batchelorette party) on an island over a weekend. The boatman isn't scheduled to return for several days, the only boat on the island is found to have a gaping hole in it, and the period setting means there's no communications technology. Thus Drs Ogden and Grace have to take the lead in solving the problem of the ax-wielding killer.
4th Feb '16 5:17:47 PM Twiddler
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* In ''LightNovel/RokkaNoYuusha'', the main cast is trapped within a magical barrier that prevents them from leaving the forest. The plot involves figuring out who the traitor among them is who activated the barrier.
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