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21st Apr '17 7:19:36 PM morenohijazo
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* In a MortadeloYFilemon album, a rival agent is given a box to be delivered to the Súper office, with explicit instructions not to open it (the box contains a magic spider that will turn into a pig any person it touches). The agent can't stand not knowing what's inside, and opens the box to take a peep. The spider touches his nose and turns him into a pig.

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* In a MortadeloYFilemon ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'' album, a rival agent is given a box to be delivered to the Súper office, with explicit instructions not to open it (the box contains a magic spider that will turn into a pig any person it touches). The agent can't stand not knowing what's inside, and opens the box to take a peep. The spider touches his nose and turns him into a pig.
26th Mar '17 9:10:20 AM nombretomado
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* A short comic in {{Nodwick}} {{lampshades}} this, in which Yeagar pull a sword from a stone, which is surrounded by signs saying "Don't be a jerk! Leave it alone!", "You toucha dis sword, we break you face!", and so on. Drawing the sword is supposed to result in many, many misfortunes (most of which are ridiculous and hilarious), though none of these actually seem to come to pass.

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* A short comic in {{Nodwick}} {{ComicStrip/Nodwick}} {{lampshades}} this, in which Yeagar pull a sword from a stone, which is surrounded by signs saying "Don't be a jerk! Leave it alone!", "You toucha dis sword, we break you face!", and so on. Drawing the sword is supposed to result in many, many misfortunes (most of which are ridiculous and hilarious), though none of these actually seem to come to pass.
19th Mar '17 5:17:05 PM AthenaBlue
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'', where she flips the switch BEFORE seeing the "Do Not Flip" sign. What she thought was a light switch, was actually the electricity in the room that her dad's computer was in... while he was still using it.



* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'', where she flips the switch BEFORE seeing the "Do Not Flip" sign. What she thought was a light switch was actually the electricity in the room that her dad's computer was in... while he was still using it.
* On ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', Nemo defies his father by swimming up to a boat, despite his warnings to not do so. When he reaches is, Marlin yells at him "Don't touch the boat!". Nemo does touch the boat, but on his way back he's caught by scuba divers, setting up the plot.
* On ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', the first event in the Scare Games is a race through an underground passageway littered with poisonous urchins. The host warns the contestants that "you don't want to be touched by these babies!", to which Art, Oozma Kappa's resident {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, responds with "I want to touch it." When the race begins, Art immediately dives towards one of the urchins and grabs it... and blows up like a balloon from the toxins.



* On ''WesternAnimation/MonstersUniversity'', the first event in the Scare Games is a race through an underground passageway littered with poisonous urchins. The host warns the contestants that "you don't want to be touched by these babies!", to which Art, Oozma Kappa's resident {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, responds with "I want to touch it." When the race begins, Art immediately dives towards one of the urchins and grabs it... and blows up like a balloon from the toxins.
* On ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', Nemo defies his father by swimming up to a boat, despite his warnings to not do so. When he reaches is, Marlin yells at him "Don't touch the boat!". Nemo does touch the boat, but on his way back he's caught by scuba divers, setting up the plot.



* ''Film/{{Aliens}}'': "Nobody touch ''nothing''."
* Though nothing comes of it, Ash says almost exactly this line to his medieval love interest Sheila in ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'' when she tries to examine the mechanical gauntlet he's building. Ash goes on to chastise her with "your primitive intellect wouldn't understand alloys and compositions and... things with molecular structure," his voice trailing off as it becomes clear that ''he'' doesn't really understand any of it either.
* One of the protagonists in {{Film/Battleship}} is warned not to walk on and touch the giant mysterious floating structure.
* In ''The Brink's Job'', while robbing a gumball factory one of the thieves notices a door with a sign that says DO NOT OPEN THIS DOOR. HilarityEnsues.



* In ''Film/PansLabyrinth'', after being told by the faun under no uncertain terms not to eat any of the food in the Pale Man's room, that her very life depended on it, and brushing away the frantic warnings of the fairies, Ophelia takes two grapes from the banquet table and awakens a child-eating monster who bites the heads off two of the fairies and nearly gets her. Of course, the point was to show how Ophelia did not blindly obey orders and thus was the opposite of her fascist step-father. Unfortunately, it came across as making her look rather GenreBlind (worked a lot better when she disobeyed the fairies and opened the door they ''weren't'' pointing at). Who would be crazy enough to stay in the presence of the Pale Man any longer than necessary, anyway?
* ''Film/VanHelsing'': "If there's one thing I've learned, it's never be the first to stick your hand into a viscous material."
* ''Film/TimeBandits'': "Mum! Dad! It's ''evil! Don't touch it!''" [[spoiler: Boom.]]



* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': While the gang is deep in the mines of Moria, Pippin the Hobbit innocently fiddles with an ancient suit of armour... Gandalf reacts appropriately.
** And then there's the Palantír.
** And Wormtongue examining the gunpowder with a [[TooDumbToLive lit torch]] in his hand, which Saruman quickly guides away.
* ''Film/MenInBlack'': Agent K tells Agent J not to touch anything. What does Agent J do? Touches a small ball thing. Cue destruction and mayhem.
** An IronicEcho occurs in ''Film/MenInBlackII'', Agent J pretty much cries this when Agent K, having been [[LaserGuidedAmnesia neuralized]] in the previous film, touches a small round object, which turns out to be a tiny planet.



* ''Film/MenInBlack'': Agent K tells Agent J not to touch anything. What does Agent J do? Touches a small ball thing. Cue destruction and mayhem.
** An IronicEcho occurs in ''Film/MenInBlackII'', Agent J pretty much cries this when Agent K, having been [[LaserGuidedAmnesia neuralized]] in the previous film, touches a small round object, which turns out to be a tiny planet.
* ''Film/{{Aliens}}'': "Nobody touch ''nothing''."
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': While the gang is deep in the mines of Moria, Pippin the Hobbit innocently fiddles with an ancient suit of armour... Gandalf reacts appropriately.
** And then there's the Palantír.
** And Wormtongue examining the gunpowder with a [[TooDumbToLive lit torch]] in his hand, which Saruman quickly guides away.
* Though nothing comes of it, Ash says almost exactly this line to his medieval love interest Sheila in ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'' when she tries to examine the mechanical gauntlet he's building. Ash goes on to chastise her with "your primitive intellect wouldn't understand alloys and compositions and... things with molecular structure," his voice trailing off as it becomes clear that ''he'' doesn't really understand any of it either.
* In ''The Brink's Job'', while robbing a gumball factory one of the thieves notices a door with a sign that says DO NOT OPEN THIS DOOR. HilarityEnsues.
* The Emergency Stop lever on [[Film/{{Spaceballs}} Spaceball One]] is labelled "NEVER USE".

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* ''Film/MenInBlack'': Agent K tells Agent J In ''Film/PansLabyrinth'', after being told by the faun under no uncertain terms not to touch anything. What does Agent J do? Touches a small ball thing. Cue destruction and mayhem.
** An IronicEcho occurs in ''Film/MenInBlackII'', Agent J pretty much cries this when Agent K, having been [[LaserGuidedAmnesia neuralized]]
eat any of the food in the previous film, touches a small round object, which turns out to be a tiny planet.
* ''Film/{{Aliens}}'': "Nobody touch ''nothing''."
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': While
Pale Man's room, that her very life depended on it, and brushing away the gang is deep in frantic warnings of the mines of Moria, Pippin fairies, Ophelia takes two grapes from the Hobbit innocently fiddles with an ancient suit of armour... Gandalf reacts appropriately.
** And then there's
banquet table and awakens a child-eating monster who bites the Palantír.
** And Wormtongue examining
heads off two of the gunpowder with a [[TooDumbToLive lit torch]] in his hand, which Saruman quickly guides away.
* Though nothing comes
fairies and nearly gets her. Of course, the point was to show how Ophelia did not blindly obey orders and thus was the opposite of it, Ash says almost exactly this line to his medieval love interest Sheila in ''Film/ArmyOfDarkness'' her fascist step-father. Unfortunately, it came across as making her look rather GenreBlind (worked a lot better when she tries to examine disobeyed the mechanical gauntlet he's building. Ash goes on to chastise her with "your primitive intellect wouldn't understand alloys fairies and compositions and... things with molecular structure," his voice trailing off as it becomes clear that ''he'' doesn't really understand any of it either.
* In ''The Brink's Job'', while robbing a gumball factory one
opened the door they ''weren't'' pointing at). Who would be crazy enough to stay in the presence of the thieves notices a door with a sign Pale Man any longer than necessary, anyway?
* ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'', to an incredible extent given
that says DO NOT OPEN THIS DOOR. HilarityEnsues.
*
the crew are meant to be experienced scientists. Creator/BradJones remarked during his ''WebVideo/MidnightScreenings'' of the film that you could retitle it "Dude, Don't Touch That: The Emergency Stop lever on [[Film/{{Spaceballs}} Spaceball One]] Movie".
** Special mention should go to Millbourn, who apparently thinks what
is labelled "NEVER USE".quite clearly an alien snake (and ''hissing like a cobra'') should be petted like a dog.



* The Emergency Stop lever on [[Film/{{Spaceballs}} Spaceball One]] is labelled "NEVER USE".



* One of the protagonists in {{Film/Battleship}} is warned not to walk on and touch the giant mysterious floating structure.
* ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'', to an incredible extent given that the crew are meant to be experienced scientists. Creator/BradJones remarked during his ''WebVideo/MidnightScreenings'' of the film that you could retitle it "Dude, Don't Touch That: The Movie".
** Special mention should go to Millbourn, who apparently thinks what is quite clearly an alien snake (and ''hissing like a cobra'') should be petted like a dog.

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* One of the protagonists in {{Film/Battleship}} is warned not to walk on and touch the giant mysterious floating structure.
* ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'', to an incredible extent given that the crew are meant to be experienced scientists. Creator/BradJones remarked during his ''WebVideo/MidnightScreenings'' of the film that you could retitle it "Dude,
''Film/TimeBandits'': "Mum! Dad! It's ''evil! Don't Touch That: The Movie".
** Special mention should go
touch it!''" [[spoiler: Boom.]]
* ''Film/VanHelsing'': "If there's one thing I've learned, it's never be the first
to Millbourn, who apparently thinks what is quite clearly an alien snake (and ''hissing like stick your hand into a cobra'') should be petted like a dog.viscous material."



* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia: Literature/TheMagiciansNephew'': Polly tries to tell Diggory how ridiculous it is to want to ring the bell just because a sign [[SchmuckBait dares you to ring it]], but Diggory just ''has'' to find out what happens. He releases the SealedEvilInACan. In fairness to him, the sign implied that it had a magical power to drive them insane from the uncertainty of what ''would'' have happened if the button isn't pressed. It's never revealed if this was a bluff or the truth.
* In ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'' series, there are at least two major artifacts (and several minor ones) that can cause painful injury, or even instant death, if the wrong people try to handle or use them. The sword Dyrnwyn is the most plot-central example; the inscription on its hilt, visible above the sheath, begins: "Draw Dyrnwyn, only thou of royal blood." Taran, who grew up on a farm but doesn't know his true heritage, tries to draw it anyway, and his companion all but quotes the page title warning him not to. Eventually he decides to do it anyway. [[spoiler:The sword promptly stuns him with a blinding flash. What, did you think he was King Arthur? Of course, it later turns out that Eilonwy had mistranslated the inscription, it really read "Draw Dyrnwyn, only thou of noble worth". After four books of CharacterDevelopment, Taran is able to safely draw the sword.]]
** Likewise, Dallben warns people not to touch the Book of Three. Bad things happen when his warnings are ignored.
* This trope shows up often in Literature/{{Discworld}}, ''especially'' with the wizards. In fact, at one point Ridcully had to put up another sign to specifically deter other wizards, which in effect says "No, don't do it even to see what would happen". In ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', Ridcully finds a bathroom that has been boarded up, had a sign put up warning not to open the room, and the door hidden behind a bookcase. So, of course, he opens it to see why it was closed up.
* Creator/PatriciaCWrede's ''Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles'': Played with in ''Dealing With Dragons''. The character who is only identified as the stone prince ''knows'' he has to use the tin dipper, not the one made of solid gold and covered in jewels, to take the Water of Healing from the well. But he figures it can't hurt to just have a look at the gold one, right? Wrong, but at least he did something better than panic as he watched himself become petrified, resulting in a seriously subverted TakenForGranite situation.




* A few from Rob Keeley's ''Spirits'' series:
** In ''Literature/ChildishSpirits'', Charlie can't leave the piano in the nursery alone. He comes to realise his mistake when Edward the boy ghost slams the lid down on his fingers.
** In ''Literature/TheSpiritOfLondon'', Ellie finds a door marked PRIVATE and just has to go through it... Luckily, as she finds the plot on the other side! No immediate penalty, but it does allow a ghost imprisoned in a jar to stow away in her rucksack.
** In ''Literature/TheSwordOfTheSpirit'', TV presenter Chris Costello is told not to break the seal on an unearthed chest - and immediately does so, unleashing a dark knight's ghost.

* ''Literature/TheMagiciansNephew'': Polly tries to tell Digory how ridiculous it is to want to ring the bell just because a sign [[SchmuckBait dares you to ring it]], but Digory just ''has'' to find out what happens. He releases the SealedEvilInACan. In fairness to him, the sign implied that it had a magical power to drive them insane from the uncertainty of what ''would'' have happened if the button isn't pressed. It's never revealed if this was a bluff or the truth.



* In Creator/RogerZelazny's ''Lord of Light'', the [[SealedEvilInACan demons]] are bound in a vault the door of which is inscribed with the words:
--> "Go away. This is not a place to be. If you do try to enter here, you will fail and also be cursed. If somehow you succeed, then do not complain that you entered unwarned, nor bother us with your deathbed prayers." Signed, "The Gods."
* Played with in Patricia Wrede's ''[[EnchantedForestChronicles Dealing With Dragons]]''. The character who is only identified as the stone prince ''knows'' he has to use the tin dipper, not the one made of solid gold and covered in jewels, to take the Water of Healing from the well. But he figures it can't hurt to just have a look at the gold one, right? Wrong, but at least he did something better than panic as he watched himself become petrified, resulting in a seriously subverted TakenForGranite situation.
* This trope shows up often in Literature/{{Discworld}}, ''especially'' with the wizards. In fact, at one point Ridcully had to put up another sign to specifically deter other wizards, which in effect says "No, don't do it even to see what would happen". In ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', Ridcully finds a bathroom that has been boarded up, had a sign put up warning not to open the room, and the door hidden behind a bookcase. So, of course, he opens it to see why it was closed up.
* In ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'' series, there are at least two major artifacts (and several minor ones) that can cause painful injury, or even instant death, if the wrong people try to handle or use them. The sword Dyrnwyn is the most plot-central example; the inscription on its hilt, visible above the sheath, begins: "Draw Dyrnwyn, only thou of royal blood." Taran, who grew up on a farm but doesn't know his true heritage, tries to draw it anyway, and his companion all but quotes the page title warning him not to. Eventually he decides to do it anyway. [[spoiler:The sword promptly stuns him with a blinding flash. What, did you think he was King Arthur? Of course, it later turns out that Eilonwy had mistranslated the inscription, it really read "Draw Dyrnwyn, only thou of noble worth". After four books of CharacterDevelopment, Taran is able to safely draw the sword.]]
** Likewise, Dallben warns people not to touch the Book of Three. Bad things happen when his warnings are ignored.
%%* '''[[Literature/ShadowKeep Sranul]]'''. Frequently bordering with TooDumbToLive and TemptingFate.
* This is about Alther's reaction to Jenna touching the time-travelling Glass in ''Literature/SeptimusHeap''. Needless to say, she does touch it, falls into it and ends up in a time 500 years before.

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* In Creator/RogerZelazny's ''Lord of Light'', ''Literature/LordOfLight'', the [[SealedEvilInACan demons]] are bound in a vault the door of which is inscribed with the words:
--> "Go away. This is not a place to be. If you do try to enter here, you will fail and also be cursed. If somehow you succeed, then do not complain that you entered unwarned, nor bother us with your deathbed prayers." Signed, "The Gods."
* Played with in Patricia Wrede's ''[[EnchantedForestChronicles Dealing With Dragons]]''. The character who is only identified as the stone prince ''knows'' he has to use the tin dipper, not the one made of solid gold and covered in jewels, to take the Water of Healing from the well. But he figures it can't hurt to just have a look at the gold one, right? Wrong, but at least he did something better than panic as he watched himself become petrified, resulting in a seriously subverted TakenForGranite situation.
* This trope shows up often in Literature/{{Discworld}}, ''especially'' with the wizards. In fact, at one point Ridcully had to put up another sign to specifically deter other wizards, which in effect says "No, don't do it even to see what would happen". In ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', Ridcully finds a bathroom that has been boarded up, had a sign put up warning not to open the room, and the door hidden behind a bookcase. So, of course, he opens it to see why it was closed up.
Gods".
* In ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'' series, there are at least two major artifacts (and several minor ones) that can cause painful injury, or even instant death, if the wrong people try ''Literature/TheLostFleet'', Marine officers ''always'' make sure to handle or use them. The sword Dyrnwyn is the most plot-central example; the inscription on its hilt, visible above the sheath, begins: "Draw Dyrnwyn, only thou of royal blood." Taran, who grew up on a farm but doesn't know his true heritage, tries to draw it anyway, and his companion all but quotes the page title warning him not to. Eventually he decides to do it anyway. [[spoiler:The sword promptly stuns him with a blinding flash. What, did you think he was King Arthur? Of course, it later turns out that Eilonwy had mistranslated the inscription, it really read "Draw Dyrnwyn, only thou of noble worth". After four books of CharacterDevelopment, Taran is able to safely draw the sword.]]
** Likewise, Dallben warns people
remind their boarding parties not to touch the Book of Three. Bad things happen when his warnings are ignored.
%%* '''[[Literature/ShadowKeep Sranul]]'''. Frequently bordering with TooDumbToLive and TemptingFate.
* This is about Alther's reaction
any controls in captured territory.
-->'''Captain Desjani:''' Do you ever wonder what they did before humans invented buttons
to Jenna touching the time-travelling Glass in ''Literature/SeptimusHeap''. Needless push? There must have been ''something'' they weren't supposed to say, she does touch it, falls into it and ends up in a time 500 years before.do.



* Creator/PeterDavid's Franchise/{{Star Trek|Expanded Universe}} novel ''Strike Zone'' features an [[AncientArtifact ancient alien device]] that is obviously a gun of some sort. It has a warning label that says "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Extremely stupid weapon]]. Do not use." It fires a [[FrickinLaserBeams beam]] that can punch through almost anything and follows the curvature of the planet it's on. Yes, that's right: if you fire it, the beam circles the globe and hits you from behind.

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* Creator/PeterDavid's Franchise/{{Star Trek|Expanded Universe}} novel ''Strike Zone'' features an [[AncientArtifact ancient alien device]] that ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'': This is obviously a gun of some sort. It has a warning label that says "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Extremely stupid weapon]]. Do not use." It fires a [[FrickinLaserBeams beam]] that can punch through almost anything about Alther's reaction to Jenna touching the time-travelling Glass in ''Physik''. Needless to say, she does touch it, falls into it and follows ends up in a time 500 years before.
%%* '''[[Literature/ShadowKeep Sranul]]'''. Frequently bordering with TooDumbToLive and TemptingFate.
* In ''Literature/SixGunSnowWhite'',
the curvature women of the planet it's on. Yes, that's right: if you fire it, the beam circles the globe Oh-Be-Joyful knows Snow White shouldn't be opening her door and hits you from behind.accepting gifts, but she wants a mother too much to listen.



* In ''Literature/SixGunSnowWhite'', the women of Oh-Be-Joyful knows Snow White shouldn't be opening her door and accepting gifts, but she wants a mother too much to listen.
* In ''Literature/TheLostFleet'', Marine officers ''always'' make sure to remind their boarding parties not to touch any controls in captured territory.
-->'''Captain Desjani:''' Do you ever wonder what they did before humans invented buttons to push? There must have been ''something'' they weren't supposed to do.

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* A few from Rob Keeley's ''Spirits'' series:
**
In ''Literature/SixGunSnowWhite'', ''Literature/ChildishSpirits'', Charlie can't leave the women of Oh-Be-Joyful knows Snow White shouldn't be opening her piano in the nursery alone. He comes to realise his mistake when Edward the boy ghost slams the lid down on his fingers.
** In ''Literature/TheSpiritOfLondon'', Ellie finds a
door marked PRIVATE and accepting gifts, just has to go through it... Luckily, as she finds the plot on the other side! No immediate penalty, but she wants it does allow a mother too much ghost imprisoned in a jar to listen.
*
stow away in her rucksack.
**
In ''Literature/TheLostFleet'', Marine officers ''always'' make sure to remind their boarding parties ''Literature/TheSwordOfTheSpirit'', TV presenter Chris Costello is told not to touch any controls in captured territory.
-->'''Captain Desjani:'''
break the seal on an unearthed chest - and immediately does so, unleashing a dark knight's ghost.
* Creator/PeterDavid's Franchise/{{Star Trek|Expanded Universe}} novel ''Strike Zone'' features an [[AncientArtifact ancient alien device]] that is obviously a gun of some sort. It has a warning label that says "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Extremely stupid weapon]].
Do not use." It fires a [[FrickinLaserBeams beam]] that can punch through almost anything and follows the curvature of the planet it's on. Yes, that's right: if you ever wonder what they did before humans invented buttons to push? There must have been ''something'' they weren't supposed to do.fire it, the beam circles the globe and hits you from behind.



* ''Series/TheGoodies'' plays with this in the very first episode, as the Crown Jewels have a sign placed by them reading "Please Do Not Steal". It doesn't do much good.

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* ''Series/TheGoodies'' plays with this Many episodes of ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'', e.g., "The Tale of the Mummy's Curse", when the daughter of a museum curator finds a secret compartment in a mummy's coffin. As she reaches to open it, her brother tells her, "Don't touch it! There's a curse!" She finds a potion and ring that grant immortality, accidentally raising the mummy back to life.
* Played for laughs in an episode of ''Series/BabylonFive'', where Garibaldi is shown into his guest quarters and told not to touch anything. He immediately begins touching ''everything''
in the very first episode, as room, saying "Touch! Touch!" aloud.
* ''Series/BozoTheClown'' played this [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]] in a confrontation involving Bozo, Oliver O. Oliver, and a big, cartoon lever.
-->'''Oliver''': ...I pulled it, and nothing happened to me!
-->'''Bozo''': There ''was too'' something happened to you, Oliver! You got your hands all covered in paint! I just painted that thing!
* In an episode of ''Series/BurnNotice'', Michael narrowly averts BetterManhandleTheMurderWeapon by saying this to someone who was about to do so.
* In ''Series/CanadasWorstDriver'', host Andrew Younghusband told a guy not to turn
the Crown Jewels have a sign placed by them reading "Please Do Not Steal". It doesn't do much good.ignition switch because the vehicle was already running. Said contestant did two or three times.



* Many episodes of ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'', e.g., "The Tale of the Mummy's Curse," when the daughter of a museum curator finds a secret compartment in a mummy's coffin. As she reaches to open it, her brother tells her, "Don't touch it! There's a curse!" She finds a potion and ring that grant immortality, accidentally raising the mummy back to life.
* In one episode of ''Series/That70sShow'', Eric is jealous of the attention his father Red gives to Hyde, and resolves to do something stupid to get Red to notice him. [[TheDitz Kelso]] immediately suggests bouncing a bowling ball off the living room couch to see what would happen. Hyde insistently tries to warn Eric against doing this, but Eric refuses to listen. Of course, the bowling ball bounces off the couch and smashes through Red's TV set. Eric gets some attention from his father, all right...but not exactly the kind he was looking for.
** Later in the episode he even kicks himself for thinking anything Kelso said was a good idea.

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* Many episodes Kelly in ''Series/DeadSet'' repeatedly tells people in the house "don't touch the doors" because there are zombies outside. [[spoiler: Of course, one of ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'', e.g., the housemates is an asshole and opens it ''just'' to tease Kelly, which lets a zombie in and kills Angel.]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan
"The Tale of Daleks' Master Plan"]], the Mummy's Curse," when the daughter of a museum curator finds a secret compartment in a mummy's coffin. As she reaches to open it, her brother Doctor's companion, Steven, tells her, Katarina "NO! NOT THAT!" regarding a certain switch or button... which [[ThrownOutTheAirlock opens an air lock]].
** The last words we hear in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E4TheFaceOfEvil "The Face of Evil"]] is the Doctor shouting at Leela not to touch that button after she's slipped inside the TARDIS. Cue the TARDIS dematerialising, and the Doctor now has a new companion.
** The incident with Adric and the TSS in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E3Kinda "Kinda"]] also falls into this category. Adric attempts to escape in the TSS, even though the Doctor has told him to leave it alone, and quickly loses control of it. The following story ([[Recap/DoctorWhoS19E4TheVisitation "The Visitation"]]) picks up the TARDIS crew while the Doctor is in the middle of reprimanding Adric for his foolishness:
-->'''The Doctor:''' How many times have I told you, Adric, not to interfere with things you don't understand?\\
'''Adric:''' I was ''trying'' to escape.\\
'''The Doctor:''' In the TSS? You were lucky you didn't destroy the whole Kinda tribe.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E8FathersDay "Father's Day"]]: "Don't. Touch. The Baby." -- which Rose then does, of course. (At least it was by thoughtless instinct, not by intentional disobedience or due to curiosity as a character flaw.) This leads to the Doctor actually dying in that time line.
** Lampshaded in [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion "The Christmas Invasion"]]: The Doctor discovers the "Big Red Button" the Sycorax are using to control any human with A+ blood, and says, "How am I gonna react when I see this? A great, big, threatening button. A great, big, threatening button which must not be pressed under any circumstances, am I right? [...] Which leaves us with a great, big, stinkin' problem. I really don't know who I am. I don't know when to stop. So if I see a great, big, threatening button which should never, ever, EVER be pressed, then I just want to do this." (Presses the button)
* The ''Series/EureekasCastle'' special
"Don't touch it! Touch that Box"[[note]]Which guest stars Creator/LutherVandross.[[/note]] does this.[[note]]Minus the "You idiot" part. It is a preschool series, after all.[[/note]] There's even a curse!" She song about it.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': The Ancients' relatives give John a very VERY strict warning about wormhole travel:
-->'''Multiple voices:''' And ''NEVER'' return to a familiar place prior to the last time you left.
** Cue John returning to Earth over a decade before he left. *FacePalm*
* In ''Series/FatherTed'', Dougal
finds a potion and ring that grant immortality, accidentally raising the mummy back to life.
* In one episode of ''Series/That70sShow'', Eric is jealous of the attention his father Red gives to Hyde, and resolves to do something stupid to get Red to notice him. [[TheDitz Kelso]] immediately suggests bouncing a bowling ball off the living room couch to see what would happen. Hyde insistently tries to warn Eric against doing this, but Eric refuses to listen. Of course, the bowling ball bounces off the couch and smashes through Red's TV set. Eric gets some attention from his father, all right...but not exactly the kind he was looking for.
** Later in the episode he even kicks
himself for thinking anything Kelso said was facing a good idea."Do not press" red button in the cockpit of an airplane and is instantly entranced by it, but does resist the temptation. However, when asked later on to press a button nearby, he "accidentally" press the red one, and the plane empties its fuel tank.
* ''Series/TheGoodies'' plays with this in the very first episode, as the Crown Jewels have a sign placed by them reading "Please Do Not Steal". It doesn't do much good.



* Kelly in ''DeadSet'' repeatedly tells people in the house "don't touch the doors" because there are zombies outside. [[spoiler: Of course, one of the housemates is an asshole and opens it ''just'' to tease Kelly, which lets a zombie in and kills Angel.]]
* Played for laughs in an episode of ''Series/BabylonFive'', where Garibaldi is shown into his guest quarters and told not to touch anything. He immediately begins touching ''everything'' in the room, saying "Touch! Touch!" aloud.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''. The last words we hear in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E4TheFaceOfEvil The Face of Evil]]" is the Doctor shouting at Leela not to touch that button after she's slipped inside the TARDIS. Cue the TARDIS dematerialising, and the Doctor now has a new companion.
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS3E4TheDaleksMasterPlan The Daleks' Master Plan]]", the Doctor's companion, Steven, tells Katarina "NO! NOT THAT!" regarding a certain switch or button... which [[ThrownOutTheAirlock opens an air lock]].
** "Don't. Touch. The Baby." - which Rose then does, of course. (At least it was by thoughtless instinct, not by intentional disobedience or due to curiosity as a character flaw.) This leads to the Doctor actually dying in that time line.
** Lampshaded in "The Christmas Invasion": The Doctor discovers the "Big Red Button" the Sycorax are using to control any human with A+ blood, and says, "How am I gonna react when I see this? A great, big, threatening button. A great, big, threatening button which must not be pressed under any circumstances, am I right? [...] Which leaves us with a great, big, stinkin' problem. I really don't know who I am. I don't know when to stop. So if I see a great, big, threatening button which should never, ever, EVER be pressed, then I just want to do this." (Presses the button)
** The incident with Adric and the TSS in "Kinda" also falls into this category. Adric attempts to escape in the TSS, even though the Doctor has told him to leave it alone, and quickly loses control of it. The following story ("The Visitation") picks up the TARDIS crew while the Doctor is in the middle of reprimanding Adric for his foolishness:
-->'''Doctor''': How many times have I told you, Adric, not to interfere with things you don't understand?
-->'''Adric''': I was ''trying'' to escape.
-->'''Doctor''': In the TSS? You were lucky you didn't destroy the whole Kinda tribe.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'' season 9 has the newly reformed SG-1 enter a dormant laboratory used by [[BigBad Anubis]] for unknown purposes. Colonel Mitchell starts [[WhatDoesThisButtonDo pushing buttons]] [[TooDumbToLive looking for the light switch]], whereupon Dr Jackson forcefully informs him that while he may be the CO, he's also the [[EnsignNewbie new guy]] and should now stand in the corner while the grown-ups work.
-->'''JACKSON''': New guy!
-->'''MITCHELL''': Hey! You touched that...
-->'''JACKSON''': I know how to read that.
* In an episode of ''Series/BurnNotice'', Michael narrowly averts BetterManhandleTheMurderWeapon by saying this to someone who was about to do so.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'': the ancients' relatives give John a very VERY strict warning about wormhole travel:
--> '''Multiple voices''': And ''NEVER'' return to a familiar place prior to the last time you left.
** Cue John returning to Earth over a decade before he left. *FacePalm*
* In ''Series/CanadasWorstDriver'', host Andrew Younghusband told a guy not to turn the ignition switch because the vehicle was already running. Said contestant did two or three times.



* In ''Series/FatherTed'', Dougal finds himself facing a "Do not press" red button in the cockpit of an airplane and is instantly entranced by it, but does resist the temptation. However, when asked later on to press a button nearby, he "accidentally" press the red one, and the plane empties its fuel tank.



* ''BozoTheClown'' played this [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]] in a confrontation involving Bozo, Oliver O. Oliver, and a big, cartoon lever.
-->'''Oliver''': ...I pulled it, and nothing happened to me!
-->'''Bozo''': There ''was too'' something happened to you, Oliver! You got your hands all covered in paint! I just painted that thing!
* The ''Series/EureekasCastle'' special "Don't Touch that Box"[[note]]Which guest stars Creator/LutherVandross.[[/note]] does this.[[note]]Minus the "You idiot" part. It is a preschool series, after all.[[/note]] There's even a song about it.

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* ''BozoTheClown'' played this [[PlayedForLaughs ''Series/StargateSG1'' season 9 has the newly reformed SG-1 enter a dormant laboratory used by [[BigBad Anubis]] for laughs]] in a confrontation involving Bozo, Oliver O. Oliver, unknown purposes. Colonel Mitchell starts [[WhatDoesThisButtonDo pushing buttons]] [[TooDumbToLive looking for the light switch]], whereupon Dr. Jackson forcefully informs him that while he may be the CO, he's also the [[EnsignNewbie new guy]] and a big, cartoon lever.
-->'''Oliver''': ...
should now stand in the corner while the grown-ups work.
-->'''Jackson:''' New guy!\\
'''Mitchell:''' Hey! You touched that...\\
'''Jackson:'''
I pulled it, know how to read that.
* In one episode of ''Series/That70sShow'', Eric is jealous of the attention his father Red gives to Hyde,
and nothing happened resolves to me!
-->'''Bozo''': There ''was too''
do something happened stupid to you, Oliver! You got your hands get Red to notice him. [[TheDitz Kelso]] immediately suggests bouncing a bowling ball off the living room couch to see what would happen. Hyde insistently tries to warn Eric against doing this, but Eric refuses to listen. Of course, the bowling ball bounces off the couch and smashes through Red's TV set. Eric gets some attention from his father, all covered in paint! I just painted that thing!
* The ''Series/EureekasCastle'' special "Don't Touch that Box"[[note]]Which guest stars Creator/LutherVandross.[[/note]] does this.[[note]]Minus
right...but not exactly the "You idiot" part. It is a preschool series, after all.[[/note]] There's kind he was looking for.
** Later in the episode he
even kicks himself for thinking anything Kelso said was a song about it.good idea.
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E15ThroughImperialEyes "Through Imperial Eyes"]], Ezra and [[spoiler:Kallus]] have snuck into Grand Admiral Thrawn's office, and Ezra sees Hera's kalikori from a [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E03HerasHeroes previous episode]]. He thinks of taking it, but [[spoiler:Kallus]] tells him not to on the grounds that they're "not here to steal ''art''". The the real reason however, is that if Thrawn finds ''anything'' that looks out of place, it will be a dead giveaway for Ezra, as it was bad enough Thrawn expected an ambush when he came in.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E15ThroughImperialEyes "Through Imperial Eyes"]], Ezra and [[spoiler:Kallus]] have snuck into Grand Admiral Thrawn's office, and Ezra sees Hera's kalikori from a [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E03HerasHeroes previous episode]]. He thinks of taking it, but [[spoiler:Kallus]] tells him not to on the grounds that they're "not here to steal ''art''". The the real reason however, is that if Thrawn finds ''anything'' that looks out of place, it will be a dead giveaway for Ezra, as it was bad enough Thrawn expected an ambush when he came in.
10th Mar '17 4:32:13 PM H2SO4
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E15ThroughImperialEyes "Through Imperial Eyes"]], Ezra and [[spoiler:Kallus]] have snuck into Grand Admiral Thrawn's office, and Ezra sees Hera's kalikori from a [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E03HerasHeroes previous episode]]. He thinks of taking it, but [[spoiler:Kallus]] tells him not to on the grounds that they're "not here to steal ''art''".

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E15ThroughImperialEyes "Through Imperial Eyes"]], Ezra and [[spoiler:Kallus]] have snuck into Grand Admiral Thrawn's office, and Ezra sees Hera's kalikori from a [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E03HerasHeroes previous episode]]. He thinks of taking it, but [[spoiler:Kallus]] tells him not to on the grounds that they're "not here to steal ''art''". The the real reason however, is that if Thrawn finds ''anything'' that looks out of place, it will be a dead giveaway for Ezra, as it was bad enough Thrawn expected an ambush when he came in.
25th Feb '17 7:07:26 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Aang and Zuko find "some kind of mystical gemstone" in the TempleOfDoom in "The Firebending Masters," and Zuko goes right for it.

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* Used in the ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears GummiBears]]'' episode "He Who Laughs Last" where "Don't Touch It, You Idiot!" becomes "Don't Eat It You Idiot". [[spoiler: Tummi ate a piece of literal ForbiddenFruit which caused him to [[BodyHorror slowly turn into a tree]].]] Made even worse when Zummi lost his medallion, which was needed to reopen the Great Book and find the spell to save Tummi.
* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' - Frylock spends the entire episode chastising Shake this way in the episode ''The Broodwich''.
-->'''Frylock:''' Will you just throw that damn thing away? If you keep it around here you're gonna eat it and then you're gonna die!
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode "Arthur's Big Hit", D.W. breaks Arthur's model plane. He worked on it for days and told her a million times "Don't touch it!", and she ''still'' decided that throwing it out of the window was a good idea. When she failed to apologise (blaming Arthur for building a plane that couldn't fly) Arthur lost all patience with her and hit her, yelling, "I TOLD YOU... NOT TO TOUCH IT!"
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Aang and Zuko find "some kind of mystical gemstone" in the TempleOfDoom in "The Firebending Masters," Masters", and Zuko goes right for it.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' cartoon, Link tells Zelda not to touch the Armos statues while they explore a labyrinth. Guess what Zelda does while asking "Why?". In the ensuing battle, she accidentally touches another and Link is thrown into touching a third.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** "Treehouse of Horror IV": In "The Devil and Homer Simpson", Homer's sold his soul to the Devil for a doughnut - but he's smart enough to know if he doesn't eat it all the Devil doesn't get his soul. So later that night, as he's rummaging through the fridge, among lots of tasty goodies there's a chunk of doughnut with a big sign attached - "DADDY'S SOUL DOUGHNUT - DO NOT EAT". Of course, since Homer is half-asleep, and [[TheDitz even at the best of times isn't too bright]], he eats it anyway.
-->'''Homer:''' [[CatchPhrase "Mmm...]][[ForbiddenFruit forbidden doughnut..."]]
** In "Bart Simpson's Dracula", when Bart is running from vampires, he sees a switch labeled "Super Fun Happy Slide". Despite knowing it would turn the stairs into a slide and send him right to the vampires, he pulled it anyway. His reasoning?
-->'''Bart:''' I know I shouldn't... but when am I gonna be here again?
*** Of course, [[spoiler:he may have already been a vampire.]]
** In yet another Treehouse of Horror episode, Groundskeeper Willie put a note on the school thermostat saying "Do Not Touch - Willie". Homer [[DoubleEntendre thought it was good general advice]] before cranking up the thermostat, causing a fire that killed Willie.
** In a non-Treehouse episode, "Homer's Enemy", Frank Grimes stops Homer from drinking acid instead of his Buzz Cola by slapping it out of his hand, splashing it against a wall which instantly decomposes. Of course Grimey is instantly in trouble for ruining the wall instead of being praised as a hero for saving Homer.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' episode "Arthur's Big Hit", D.W. breaks Arthur's model plane. He worked on it for days and told her a million times "Don't touch it!", and she ''still'' decided that throwing it out of the window was a good idea. When she failed to apologise (blaming Arthur for building a plane that couldn't fly) Arthur lost all patience with her and hit her, yelling, "I TOLD YOU... NOT TO TOUCH IT!"
* As the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' is exploring an area with a number of magical artifacts, TheFlash picks one up, and accidentally blows a hole in the wall. {{Franchise/Batman}} yells at him not to touch anything, since it could be extremely dangerous. Pan over to {{Franchise/Superman}} and ComicBook/MartianManhunter [[CrowningMomentOfFunny quickly putting down artifacts]]. Franchise/WonderWoman, at least, was smart enough to not touch anything.
* ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' - Frylock spends the entire episode chastising Shake this way in the episode ''The Broodwich''.
-->'''Frylock:''' Will you just throw that damn thing away? If you keep it around here you're gonna eat it and then you're gonna die!
* The ''WesternAnimation/OutOfTheInkwell'' cartoon "Koko's Earth Control" has Koko the Klown and his dog Fitz enter the control room for the planet Earth, and Fitz's attention turns to a lever marked "Danger/Beware - If this handle is pulled, the world will come to an end." Naturally, despite Koko's attempts to stop him, Fitz pulls the lever, and although we don't see the world end as such, things do get really crazy.
* Used in the ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears GummiBears]]'' episode "He Who Laughs Last" where "Don't Touch It, You Idiot!" becomes "Don't Eat It You Idiot". [[spoiler: Tummi ate a piece of literal ForbiddenFruit which caused him to [[BodyHorror slowly turn into a tree]].]] Made even worse when Zummi lost his medallion, which was needed to reopen the Great Book and find the spell to save Tummi.



* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', construction workers digging more tunnels for the New York subway system come across a door with a demonic face that repeatedly tells them to not open it until [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Doomsday]]. Because they're on a schedule, and because they don't want to be told what to do by a talking door, they attempt to continue digging. And when the door sees that they aren't going to listen to it, it then opens, unleashing HellOnEarth into New York's subway system.
-->'''Doomsday Door''': Do Not Open Until Doomsday!
* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic" has a RunningGag in which Patrick touches something he's not supposed to touch and is promptly chastised by a security guard.
-->'''Spongebob''': Wow! It's Dr. Man-O-War! The man who got stung by Big Lenny and lived!
-->''[cuts to a man with a very large welt on his face]''
-->'''Dr. Man-O-War''': -and now it only hurts when you touch it.
-->''[Patrick touches the welt, causing Dr. Man-O-War to cry out in pain]''
-->'''Patrick''': Touch.
-->'''Security Guard''': Do I have to follow you around all day?
* One ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'' episode features the following exchange:
-->'''Presidential Aide''': Mr. President, whatever you do, do not touch that red button next to the salt!
-->'''[[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed President]]''': You mean this button? ''[presses it, launching a nuclear missile, and knocks over the salt for good measure]''



* Subverted in the movie TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo; when visiting the Japanese police center, Beast Boy notices a red button and is about to touch it... only to be intimidated into not doing it by Raven.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' segment "Bootman", the leader of the [[SuperTeam Astounding League of Super People]] tells Johnny not to push a certain button. Johnny's response? "Aw, now I got to!"
* "Pandora's Box" was a Terrytoons films starring Super Mouse (who would later become WesternAnimation/MightyMouse) and is based on the old mythology tale. Pandora and her boyfriend are mice (of course), and she stumbles upon a mysterious box. Her boyfriend calls out "Don't touch it!" Pandora opens it anyway, and out comes a horde of demonic cats. "I told you not to touch it!!"
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' short "SpaceMadness", Ren, inflicted with the titular disorder, brings Stimpy to a room with a shiny red button. When Stimpy goes to touch, Ren slaps his hand away and shouts out, "DON'T TOUCH IT! IT'S THE HISTORY ERASER BUTTON, YOU FOOL!!"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation Inspiration Manifestation]]'', this is Owlowiscious' response to the stone spellbook in a secret chamber hanging over a pit with a SicklyGreenGlow emanating from the ceiling. [[GenreBlind Spike grabs it without a second thought]].


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* One ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents'' episode features the following exchange:
-->'''Presidential Aide''': Mr. President, whatever you do, do not touch that red button next to the salt!
-->'''[[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed President]]''': You mean this button? ''[presses it, launching a nuclear missile, and knocks over the salt for good measure]''
* In the ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' segment "Bootman", the leader of the [[SuperTeam Astounding League of Super People]] tells Johnny not to push a certain button. Johnny's response? "Aw, now I got to!"
* As the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' is exploring an area with a number of magical artifacts, TheFlash picks one up, and accidentally blows a hole in the wall. {{Franchise/Batman}} yells at him not to touch anything, since it could be extremely dangerous. Pan over to {{Franchise/Superman}} and ComicBook/MartianManhunter [[CrowningMomentOfFunny quickly putting down artifacts]]. Franchise/WonderWoman, at least, was smart enough to not touch anything.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' cartoon, Link tells Zelda not to touch the Armos statues while they explore a labyrinth. Guess what Zelda does while asking "Why?". In the ensuing battle, she accidentally touches another and Link is thrown into touching a third.


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* "Pandora's Box" was a Terrytoons films starring Super Mouse (who would later become WesternAnimation/MightyMouse) and is based on the old mythology tale. Pandora and her boyfriend are mice (of course), and she stumbles upon a mysterious box. Her boyfriend calls out "Don't touch it!" Pandora opens it anyway, and out comes a horde of demonic cats. "I told you not to touch it!!"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E23InspirationManifestation Inspiration Manifestation]]'', this is Owlowiscious' response to the stone spellbook in a secret chamber hanging over a pit with a SicklyGreenGlow emanating from the ceiling. [[GenreBlind Spike grabs it without a second thought]].
* The ''WesternAnimation/OutOfTheInkwell'' cartoon "Koko's Earth Control" has Koko the Klown and his dog Fitz enter the control room for the planet Earth, and Fitz's attention turns to a lever marked "Danger/Beware - If this handle is pulled, the world will come to an end." Naturally, despite Koko's attempts to stop him, Fitz pulls the lever, and although we don't see the world end as such, things do get really crazy.
* In the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'', construction workers digging more tunnels for the New York subway system come across a door with a demonic face that repeatedly tells them to not open it until [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Doomsday]]. Because they're on a schedule, and because they don't want to be told what to do by a talking door, they attempt to continue digging. And when the door sees that they aren't going to listen to it, it then opens, unleashing HellOnEarth into New York's subway system.
-->'''Doomsday Door''': Do Not Open Until Doomsday!
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' short "SpaceMadness", Ren, inflicted with the titular disorder, brings Stimpy to a room with a shiny red button. When Stimpy goes to touch, Ren slaps his hand away and shouts out, "DON'T TOUCH IT! IT'S THE HISTORY ERASER BUTTON, YOU FOOL!!"
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** "Treehouse of Horror IV": In "The Devil and Homer Simpson", Homer's sold his soul to the Devil for a doughnut - but he's smart enough to know if he doesn't eat it all the Devil doesn't get his soul. So later that night, as he's rummaging through the fridge, among lots of tasty goodies there's a chunk of doughnut with a big sign attached - "DADDY'S SOUL DOUGHNUT - DO NOT EAT". Of course, since Homer is half-asleep, and [[TheDitz even at the best of times isn't too bright]], he eats it anyway.
-->'''Homer:''' [[CatchPhrase "Mmm...]][[ForbiddenFruit forbidden doughnut..."]]
** In "Bart Simpson's Dracula", when Bart is running from vampires, he sees a switch labeled "Super Fun Happy Slide". Despite knowing it would turn the stairs into a slide and send him right to the vampires, he pulled it anyway. His reasoning?
-->'''Bart:''' I know I shouldn't... but when am I gonna be here again?
*** Of course, [[spoiler:he may have already been a vampire.]]
** In yet another Treehouse of Horror episode, Groundskeeper Willie put a note on the school thermostat saying "Do Not Touch - Willie". Homer [[DoubleEntendre thought it was good general advice]] before cranking up the thermostat, causing a fire that killed Willie.
** In a non-Treehouse episode, "Homer's Enemy", Frank Grimes stops Homer from drinking acid instead of his Buzz Cola by slapping it out of his hand, splashing it against a wall which instantly decomposes. Of course Grimey is instantly in trouble for ruining the wall instead of being praised as a hero for saving Homer.
* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic" has a RunningGag in which Patrick touches something he's not supposed to touch and is promptly chastised by a security guard.
-->'''Spongebob''': Wow! It's Dr. Man-O-War! The man who got stung by Big Lenny and lived!
-->''[cuts to a man with a very large welt on his face]''
-->'''Dr. Man-O-War''': -and now it only hurts when you touch it.
-->''[Patrick touches the welt, causing Dr. Man-O-War to cry out in pain]''
-->'''Patrick''': Touch.
-->'''Security Guard''': Do I have to follow you around all day?
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E15ThroughImperialEyes "Through Imperial Eyes"]], Ezra and [[spoiler:Kallus]] have snuck into Grand Admiral Thrawn's office, and Ezra sees Hera's kalikori from a [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E03HerasHeroes previous episode]]. He thinks of taking it, but [[spoiler:Kallus]] tells him not to on the grounds that they're "not here to steal ''art''".
* Subverted in the movie ''TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo''; when visiting the Japanese police center, Beast Boy notices a red button and is about to touch it... only to be intimidated into not doing it by Raven.
15th Feb '17 7:17:13 PM WillBGood
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This is in some ways out of character for Wilson, as he tends to be quite a careful person. However, his vagueness sometimes leads him into trouble. Another example is in "A Soldier's Farewell" where he pokes the slab of cheese Mainwaring plans to give his wife for supper. Moral of this section: you shouldn't go about poking things.
15th Feb '17 7:16:40 PM WillBGood
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* '''[[Literature/ShadowKeep Sranul]]'''. Frequently bordering with TooDumbToLive and TemptingFate.

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* %%* '''[[Literature/ShadowKeep Sranul]]'''. Frequently bordering with TooDumbToLive and TemptingFate.







A leak starts, meaning Mainwaring has to work with an umbrella up, which he won't share with Wilson, who's getting wet:

-->'''MAINWARING''': Well, that's your fault isn't it, you shouldn't go about poking things.

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\n** A leak starts, meaning Mainwaring has to work with an umbrella up, which he won't share with Wilson, who's getting wet:

-->'''MAINWARING''':
wet:
--->'''MAINWARING''':
Well, that's your fault isn't it, you shouldn't go about poking things.
things.



4th Jan '17 2:02:46 PM dalek955
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*Subverted in ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'', when a mysterious man asks the wombat main character what she would do "if I gave you a box that must not be opened, ever, under any circumstances?" She promptly launches into a description of encasing it in concrete and using it as a foundation block for a long-lifespan public works project, with allowances for extra measures depending on the specifications of the box itself, without even bothering to ask why.
-->'''Trader Manuel:''' Heh heh heh. Excellent. Why did I never consider a wombat before?



* Referenced and lampshaded several times in Ursula Verson's ''Literature/{{Gearworld}}'' journal. The explorers of the labyrinthe, self-modifying and seemingly boundless structure known as Gearworld find that it contains many hazards, several of which are marked by polite signs left by an unknown group calling themselves the Monks of Perdition. These signs always take the ForbiddenFruit factor into account and plead the reader to heed them while acknowledging that they may very well choose not to do so. The uncovering first such sign can be found [[http://gearworld.livejournal.com/13707.html here]]:

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* Referenced and lampshaded several times in Ursula Verson's ''Literature/{{Gearworld}}'' journal. The explorers of the labyrinthe, labyrinthine, self-modifying and seemingly boundless structure known as Gearworld find that it contains many hazards, several of which are marked by polite signs left by an unknown group calling themselves the Monks of Perdition. These signs always take the ForbiddenFruit factor into account and plead the reader to heed them while acknowledging that they may very well choose not to do so. The uncovering first such sign can be found [[http://gearworld.livejournal.com/13707.html here]]:
20th Dec '16 11:46:25 PM Xtifr
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* In the Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain series, there are at least two major artifacts (and several minor ones) that can cause painful injury, or even instant death, if the wrong people try to handle or use them. The sword Dyrnwyn is the most plot-central example; the inscription on its hilt, visible above the sheath, begins: "Draw Dyrnwyn, only thou of royal blood." Taran, who grew up on a farm but doesn't know his true heritage, tries to draw it anyway, and his companion all but quotes the page title warning him not to. Eventually he decides to do it anyway. [[spoiler:The sword promptly stuns him with a blinding flash. What, did you think he was King Arthur? Of course, it later turns out that Eilonwy had mistranslated the inscription, it really read "Draw Dyrnwyn, only thou of noble worth". After four books of CharacterDevelopment, Taran is able to safely draw the sword.]]

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* In the Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'' series, there are at least two major artifacts (and several minor ones) that can cause painful injury, or even instant death, if the wrong people try to handle or use them. The sword Dyrnwyn is the most plot-central example; the inscription on its hilt, visible above the sheath, begins: "Draw Dyrnwyn, only thou of royal blood." Taran, who grew up on a farm but doesn't know his true heritage, tries to draw it anyway, and his companion all but quotes the page title warning him not to. Eventually he decides to do it anyway. [[spoiler:The sword promptly stuns him with a blinding flash. What, did you think he was King Arthur? Of course, it later turns out that Eilonwy had mistranslated the inscription, it really read "Draw Dyrnwyn, only thou of noble worth". After four books of CharacterDevelopment, Taran is able to safely draw the sword.]]
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