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4th Nov '16 8:09:59 AM tigerstar
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* In an episode of ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', Gob attempts to fool some Japanese investors that a housing development project has been completed by constructing a model village. He's even aware of the limitations of the trick, instructing the investors to stand still in the one spot where it looks convincing. Of course, it's not long before the village gets a kaiju-style trampling courtesy of [[ItMakesSenseInContext Tobias wearing a mole costume]].
19th Oct '16 2:32:13 PM StFan
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* A good one in a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py0Q88s33L8 funny cats video]] (at the 1:00 mark), with a chessboard looking like it's in the foreground, while it's big and in the background.


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* A good one in a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py0Q88s33L8 funny cats video]] (at the 1:00 mark), with a chessboard looking like it's in the foreground, while it's big and in the background.
19th Oct '16 2:31:38 PM StFan
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* A good one in a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Py0Q88s33L8 funny cats video]] (at the 1:00 mark), with a chessboard looking like it's in the foreground, while it's big and in the background.
15th Sep '16 10:06:44 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* In one ''Peanuts'' strip, Charlie Brown was impressed by the height that Lucy's kite had reached, until she revealed that it was actually a tiny kite.

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* In one ''Peanuts'' ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' strip, Charlie Brown was impressed by the height that Lucy's kite had reached, until she revealed that it was actually a tiny kite.
15th Sep '16 7:54:55 AM NubianSatyress
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* The moon is about 1/400th the diameter of the sun, but is around 400 times closer to earth. As a result, the two appear to be similar sizes.

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* The moon is about 1/400th the diameter of the sun, but is around 400 times closer to earth. As a result, the two appear to be similar sizes. However, the moon is still far enough away that you could fit ''every other planet in our system'' between it and the Earth and still have room to spare. And yet, humans have always believed it was just hanging up there in our sky.
15th Sep '16 2:32:36 AM StFan
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* An auditory version is referenced by Creator/TimVine in one of his more surreal moments.
-->'''Tim Vine:''' I thought to myself, "Is that dog getting closer, or is he just barking more loudly?"\\
It turned out to be both, so he arrived before I expected.
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* Used as a gaga in ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' where the titular character is apparently just about to run over one of [[BigBad Ajax's]] injured henchmen with a Zamboni:
-->'''Deadpool''': TELL ME WHERE YOUR FUCKING BOSS IS OR YOU'RE GONNA DIE!
-->''[Camera angle switches showing that the Zamboni is on the other side of thr ink '''slowly''' catching up]''
-->'''Deadpool''': ...IN FIVE MINUTES!

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* Used as a gaga gag in ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' ''Film/{{Deadpool|2016}}'', where the titular title character is apparently just about to run over one of [[BigBad Ajax's]] injured henchmen with a Zamboni:
-->'''Deadpool''': -->'''Deadpool:''' TELL ME WHERE YOUR FUCKING BOSS IS OR YOU'RE GONNA DIE!
-->''[Camera
DIE!\\
''[Camera
angle switches switches, showing that the Zamboni is on the other side of thr ink the rink '''slowly''' catching up]''
-->'''Deadpool''': ...
up]''\\
'''Deadpool:''' ...
IN FIVE MINUTES!



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* EdgarAllanPoe's short story "The Sphinx" is about a man seeing a terrifying monster walking on the hill outside the cottage where he's staying. It turns out at the end that it was an insect crawling on a spider web very close to his face.

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* EdgarAllanPoe's Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's short story "The Sphinx" is about a man seeing a terrifying monster walking on the hill outside the cottage where he's staying. It turns out at the end that it was an insect crawling on a spider web very close to his face.



* A hilarious incident in ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' involving some Japanese investors, as well as a jet pack and a rat suit.

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* %%* A hilarious incident in ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' involving some Japanese investors, as well as a jet pack and a rat suit.



-->"Now concentrate this time, Dougal. These ''(holds up model cows)'' are small, but the ones out there ''(points outside)'' are '''far away'''."
* ''Series/DoctorWho''

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-->"Now -->'''Father Ted:''' Now concentrate this time, Dougal. These ''(holds ''[holds up model cows)'' cows]'' are small, but the ones out there ''(points outside)'' ''[points outside]'' are '''far away'''."
* ''Series/DoctorWho''''Series/DoctorWho'':



** The episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E9Flatline "Flatline"]] plays with this, featuring 2-dimensional aliens able to suck 3-dimensinal beings into the 2-d plane. They then disfigure their victims, causing them to be distorted so that one guy is stretched out like spaghetti. While another guy gets diced, but looks like he's 3-d from one angle.

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** The episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E9Flatline "Flatline"]] "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E9Flatline Flatline]]" plays with this, featuring 2-dimensional two-dimensional aliens able to suck 3-dimensinal three-dimensional beings into the 2-d 2D plane. They then disfigure their victims, causing them to be distorted so that one guy is stretched out like spaghetti. While another guy gets diced, but looks like he's 3-d 3D from one angle.



* ''PhoenixNights'' featured bouncer Max squinting at an approaching group of dwarfs and asking the immortal question, "How far away are they?"

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* ''PhoenixNights'' featured ''Series/PhoenixNights'' features bouncer Max squinting at an approaching group of dwarfs and asking the immortal question, "How far away are they?"



* ''{{Series/Sherlock}}'' episode "The Empty Hearse" depicts Sherlock and Mycroft apparently [[SmartPeoplePlayChess playing chess]], though never actually handling the pieces -- because the chessboard is in fact between the camera and the game of ''Operation'' they're really playing.
* The current ChannelFour StationIdent series has the camera pan through an environment with lots of floating bars at odd angles, until suddenly they resolve into the 4 logo, and then it's gone again.

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* ''{{Series/Sherlock}}'' ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' episode "The Empty Hearse" depicts Sherlock and Mycroft apparently [[SmartPeoplePlayChess playing chess]], though never actually handling the pieces -- because the chessboard is in fact between the camera and the game of ''Operation'' they're really playing.
* The current ChannelFour Creator/Channel4 StationIdent series has the camera pan through an environment with lots of floating bars at odd angles, until suddenly they resolve into the 4 logo, and then it's gone again.



[[folder:StandUpComedy]]
* An auditory version is referenced by Creator/TimVine in one of his more surreal moments.
-->I thought to myself, "Is that dog getting closer, or is he just barking more loudly?"
-->It turned out to be both, so he arrived before I expected.
[[/folder]]



* In the fourth ''WebAnimation/ASDFMovie'', a father is throwing a ball to his child off in the distance. [[spoiler:Actually they're just really small. Squish.]]



* In the fourth {{asdfmovie}} a father is throwing a ball to his child off in the distance. [[spoiler:Actually they're just really small. Squish.]]
* {{WebVideo/Jerma985}} and {{WebVideo/STAR}} used this trope in the beginning of '[=GTA4=]Invisibility Buttheads + More Nonsense' where Jerma positioned the camera so that it initially appeared that STAR_ and Jerma was sitting on a stoop [[spoiler: till STAR_ stepped on the gas pedal of the invisible boatmobile that they were sitting in all along and sent themselves flying about the streets.]]

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* In the fourth {{asdfmovie}} a father is throwing a ball to his child off in the distance. [[spoiler:Actually they're just really small. Squish.]]
* {{WebVideo/Jerma985}}
WebVideo/Jerma985 and {{WebVideo/STAR}} WebVideo/{{STAR}} used this trope in the beginning of '[=GTA4=]Invisibility Buttheads + More Nonsense' where Jerma positioned the camera so that it initially appeared that STAR_ and Jerma was sitting on a stoop [[spoiler: till STAR_ stepped on the gas pedal of the invisible boatmobile that they were sitting in all along and sent themselves flying about the streets.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':



* In ''WesternAnimation/KorgothOfBarbaria'' Korgoth points to some pigeons below them when asked how to get to the floating castle. Turns out they're twenty-foot tall pigeons.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/KorgothOfBarbaria'' ''WesternAnimation/KorgothOfBarbaria'', Korgoth points to some pigeons below them when asked how to get to the floating castle. Turns out they're twenty-foot tall pigeons.



* ''DanVs'' "The Beach": While out on the ocean, Chris looks through binoculars and spots what looks like his wife getting a back rub from the lifeguard, but the lifeguard was actually just smoothing the sides of a sand castle he built behind her.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}''

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* ''DanVs'' ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' "The Beach": While out on the ocean, Chris looks through binoculars and spots what looks like his wife getting a back rub from the lifeguard, but the lifeguard was actually just smoothing the sides of a sand castle he built behind her.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}''''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'':



* In the ''{{WesternAnimation/Recess}}'' episode "The Box", T.J. is forced inside a chalk-colored box on the blacktop as punishment. An overhead shot and the color patterns make him look like he's trapped in a deep hole.

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* In the ''{{WesternAnimation/Recess}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' episode "The Box", T.J. is forced inside a chalk-colored box on the blacktop as punishment. An overhead shot and the color patterns make him look like he's trapped in a deep hole.



* [[AbbeyRoadCrossing Abbey Road's iconic cover]] was remade on Perspective 3D Street art with {{Peanuts}} characters at [[http://www.thehighdefinite.com/2012/01/abbey-road-x-peanuts/ Universal Studios Japan]].

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* [[AbbeyRoadCrossing Abbey Road's iconic cover]] was remade on Perspective 3D Street art with {{Peanuts}} ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' characters at [[http://www.thehighdefinite.com/2012/01/abbey-road-x-peanuts/ Universal Studios Japan]].



** You don't even have to be half blind. Some people just don't have that kind of depth perception. People would still be able to see depth fine if they keep moving, though. Instead of seeing something at two different angles at the same time, you see it at different angles at different times. The principle works the same.

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** * You don't even have to be half blind. Some people just don't have that kind of depth perception. People would still be able to see depth fine if they keep moving, though. Instead of seeing something at two different angles at the same time, you see it at different angles at different times. The principle works the same.



--->'''Duke:''' LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT ROCK!...The closer I get to it, the bigger it is!

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--->'''Duke:''' LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT ROCK!... The closer I get to it, the bigger it is!



** This sometimes leads hikers to suffer dehydration and exhaustion - they may think their target destination is much closer than it really is.

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** This sometimes leads hikers to suffer dehydration and exhaustion - -- they may think their target destination is much closer than it really is.



** In good visibility conditions, the coast of France is visible from the nearest landfall in England, around Dover and Folkestone on the Kent coast. Looking out over twenty-one miles of sea offers no visual cues and even large ships at sea appear closer than they are. This might explain why long-distance endurance swimmers might have got the idea - "Hey, I could swim that!"

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** In good visibility conditions, the coast of France is visible from the nearest landfall in England, around Dover and Folkestone on the Kent coast. Looking out over twenty-one miles of sea offers no visual cues and even large ships at sea appear closer than they are. This might explain why long-distance endurance swimmers might have got the idea - -- "Hey, I could swim that!"







"[[ItMakesSenseInContext See? Bub's foot isn't giant. It's just in the foreground.]]"

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\n"[[ItMakesSenseInContext ->"[[ItMakesSenseInContext See? Bub's foot isn't giant. It's just in the foreground.]]"]]"
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5th Sep '16 7:11:35 AM erforce
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* In an episode of ''ThePinkPanther'', the Panther plays a trick on his human foil (who is an astronomer this time) with a puppet show at the end of his telescope that convinces the guy he has discovered aliens on the moon.
* In the DonaldDuck war short ''Home Defense'', Donald's nephews are able to convince him that they're being attacked... by parachuting gingerbread men. Later in the short, a bee does a similar (but unintentional) dupe job.

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* In an episode of ''ThePinkPanther'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther'', the Panther plays a trick on his human foil (who is an astronomer this time) with a puppet show at the end of his telescope that convinces the guy he has discovered aliens on the moon.
* In the DonaldDuck ''Disney/DonaldDuck war short ''Home Defense'', Donald's nephews are able to convince him that they're being attacked... by parachuting gingerbread men. Later in the short, a bee does a similar (but unintentional) dupe job.
30th Aug '16 4:03:59 AM AgProv
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** In good visibility conditions, the coast of France is visible from the nearest landfall in England, around Dover and Folkestone on the Kent coast. Looking out over twenty-one miles of sea offers no visual cues and even large ships at sea appear closer than they are. This might explain why long-distance endurance swimmers might have got the idea - "Hey, I could swim that!"
10th Aug '16 5:01:03 PM Winter
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/LupinIIITheItalianAdventure'', Lupin draws a distorted portrait of himself on the floor of his jail cell that looks like a normal sleeping figure when viewed from a slit in the door. Naturally, it's part of an escape plan.
1st Aug '16 11:57:46 AM JackG
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* ''Series/TopGear''. While in Dubai, Hammond is boasting about the six-wheeled Mercedes G63 AMG he's driving, which is certainly bigger than the old WW2-era jeep he points out on the horizon. Until he drives up to it and finds himself dwarfed by a [[http://www.coolthings.com/worlds-largest-jeep-replica/ 21-feet tall jeep replica]].

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* ''Series/TopGear''. While in Dubai, Hammond is boasting about the six-wheeled Mercedes G63 AMG he's driving, which is certainly bigger than the old WW2-era jeep he points out on the horizon. Until he drives up to it and finds himself dwarfed by a [[http://www.coolthings.com/worlds-largest-jeep-replica/ 21-feet 21-foot tall jeep replica]].
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