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15th May '16 6:56:39 AM WhosAsking
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--->Remember, all these events are made with our players safety in mind. They will be wearing safety equipment and will have stunt spotters and stunt coordinators with them at all times. So please, do not try this at home.

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--->Remember, all these our events are made designed with our players the players' safety in mind. They will be wearing safety equipment during all our events and will have stunt safety spotters and stunt coordinators with them at all times. So please, do not try this at home.



*** TechnologyMarchesOn: With the adoption of flat-screen TVs that don't need a electron gun to show pictures (and therefore don't react so much to magnets), this skit doesn't age well.



* Many science shows aimed at children show due caution in their depiction of experiments. ''Mr. Wizard's World'' threw a voiceover whenever an experiment shouldn't be done unsupervised: "This is one you ought not to try at home unless your parents are around..." usually "...because you're using fire."



* As for ''Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy'':
** "Do not, I repeat, DO NOT attempt this demonstration at home!"
** Some "Nifty Home Experiments" advised kids to get an adult's help if it involved boiling water or suchlike.
** Parodied with a SpoofAesop when Bill goes off to demonstrate how much empty space is in an atom (the nucleus is at the lab, the first electron shell is on a beach several miles away). Bill goes racing off in a car with the camera running on fast-forward and the announcer remarks, "Don't drive like this at home, kids! You could leave tire marks on the living room carpet!"



* ''Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy'':
** "Do not, I repeat, DO NOT attempt this demonstration at home!"
** Some "Nifty Home Experiments" advised kids to get an adult's help if it involved boiling water or suchlike.
** Parodied with a SpoofAesop when Bill goes off to demonstrate how much empty space is in an atom (the nucleus is at the lab, the first electron shell is on a beach several miles away). Bill goes racing off in a car with the camera running on fast-forward and the announcer remarks, "Don't drive like this at home, kids! You could leave tire marks on the living room carpet!"



* ''Series/OffTheAir'' uses this in the episode "Food" when someone blows up bananas attached to their face. The preceding clip is filled with {{SubliminalMessage}}s reading "DON'T TRY" and "DON'T DIE", along with the more visible message of "DO NOT try anything you see on this show, '''EVER'''.

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* ''Series/OffTheAir'' uses this in the episode "Food" when someone blows up bananas attached to their face. The preceding clip is filled with {{SubliminalMessage}}s {{Public Secret Message}}s reading "DON'T TRY" and "DON'T DIE", along with the more visible message of "DO NOT try anything you see on this show, '''EVER'''."


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* Occasionally, the chefs on ''IronChefAmerica'' take risks in their effort to finish their dishes in the 60-minute time limit. Whenever something particularly dangerous is happening, host Alton Brown tends to call out the trope. In particular, when chefs use the mandolin slicer with just their hands, he'll say the trope and remind viewers at home to "use the handguard" while emphasizing that the chefs have plenty of bandages and good medical.
22nd Apr '16 12:24:19 PM Lirodon
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* A jingle in a recent Ace hardware store advertisement touting paint sample kits.
-->'''Jingle singers''': Ace is the place for a taste before you eat the whole meal! That's a metaphor, don't eat paint.
31st Mar '16 6:55:05 PM Lirodon
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* A jingle in a recent Ace hardware store advertisement touting paint sample kits.
-->'''Jingle singers''': Ace is the place for a taste before you eat the whole meal! That's a metaphor, don't eat paint.
22nd Mar '16 12:48:19 PM hks15361
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* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
** In [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/yu_gi_oh/v01/c001/41.html Himitsu Project's fanslation]] of ''Manga/YuGiOh'', under the panel with the infamous game between Yami Yugi and the bully Ushio where they must stab a pile of money placed on their bare hands, you can find the following disclaimer "If you try this at home, you are stupid".
** ''Anime/YuGiOh'': In the dub of episode 77, when Mai executes a quick 180 turn in her car, she says "Do not try this at home!"
** In one two-part episode of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Amon duels Manjyome while both are standing on ledges suspended from helicopters. Judai - one of the witnesses to the duel - makes this warning in the preview for part 2 (spoken at the end of part 1).

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* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
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In [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/yu_gi_oh/v01/c001/41.html Himitsu Project's fanslation]] of ''Manga/YuGiOh'', under the panel with the infamous game between Yami Yugi and the bully Ushio where they must stab a pile of money placed on their bare hands, you can find the following disclaimer "If you try this at home, you are stupid".
** ''Anime/YuGiOh'': In the dub of episode 77, when Mai executes a quick 180 turn in her car, she says "Do not try this at home!"
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* In one two-part episode of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Amon duels Manjyome while both are standing on ledges suspended from helicopters. Judai - one of the witnesses to the duel - makes this warning in the preview for part 2 (spoken at the end of part 1).
** In the dub of episode 77, when Mai executes a quick 180 turn in her car, she says "Do not try this at home!"



* In ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'', Karin wolfs down a bunch of vitamin tablets. The viewer is warned not to imitate this and to always follow the instructions on the bottles.



* Jonny Fartpants in ''ComicBook/{{Viz}}'' once worked as a nail gun by having a load of nails inserted anally, which he the farted one-by-one at the relevant target. As the nails were funneled into his bum, he pointedly warned readers to "be extremely careful when you try this at home".

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* Jonny Fartpants in ''ComicBook/{{Viz}}'' once worked as a nail gun by having a load of nails inserted anally, which he the farted one-by-one at the relevant target. As the nails were funneled funnelled into his bum, he pointedly warned readers to "be extremely careful when you try this at home".


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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYM6MIjZ8IY this video,]], Prof. John Guttag from Massachusetts Institute of Technology attempted to perform the Buffon-Laplace method to estimate Pi [[note]]For those who haven't heard of it before, it's a method to estimate pi by dropping needles randomly on a square paper with an inscribed circle and then evaluating the ratio between the number of needles fell on the circle and that of needles dropped.[[/note]] by... [[MadScientist shooting a paper]] [[PlayedForLaughs held by a student]] [[UpToEleven with real arrows]]. To quote what is said at the subtitles:
-->'''Subtitle''' Semi-professional archer on closed course. Do not try at home.
** Later on, when he realizes he is not shooting randomly enough, he then attempts to shoot '''blindfolded'''. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity ensues.]]
-->'''Subtitle''' Crazy archer on closed course. Do not try ANYWHERE.
22nd Mar '16 12:42:25 PM ultimomant
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* In [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/yu_gi_oh/v01/c001/41.html Himitsu Project's fanslation]] of ''Manga/YuGiOh'', under the panel with the infamous game between Yami Yugi and the bully Ushio where they must stab a pile of money placed on their bare hands, you can find the following disclaimer "If you try this at home, you are stupid".
* In one two-part episode of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Amon duels Manjyome while both are standing on ledges suspended from helicopters. Judai - one of the witnesses to the duel - makes this warning in the preview for part 2 (spoken at the end of part 1).
** In the dub of episode 77, when Mai executes a quick 180 turn in her car, she says "Do not try this at home!"

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* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'':
**
In [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/yu_gi_oh/v01/c001/41.html Himitsu Project's fanslation]] of ''Manga/YuGiOh'', under the panel with the infamous game between Yami Yugi and the bully Ushio where they must stab a pile of money placed on their bare hands, you can find the following disclaimer "If you try this at home, you are stupid".
* ** ''Anime/YuGiOh'': In the dub of episode 77, when Mai executes a quick 180 turn in her car, she says "Do not try this at home!"
**
In one two-part episode of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Amon duels Manjyome while both are standing on ledges suspended from helicopters. Judai - one of the witnesses to the duel - makes this warning in the preview for part 2 (spoken at the end of part 1). \n** In the dub of episode 77, when Mai executes a quick 180 turn in her car, she says "Do not try this at home!"



* In ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'', Karin wolfs down a bunch of vitamin tablets. The viewer is warned not to imitate this and to always follow the instructions on the bottles.



* Jonny Fartpants in ''ComicBook/{{Viz}}'' once worked as a nail gun by having a load of nails inserted anally, which he the farted one-by-one at the relevant target. As the nails were funnelled into his bum, he pointedly warned readers to "be extremely careful when you try this at home".

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* Jonny Fartpants in ''ComicBook/{{Viz}}'' once worked as a nail gun by having a load of nails inserted anally, which he the farted one-by-one at the relevant target. As the nails were funnelled funneled into his bum, he pointedly warned readers to "be extremely careful when you try this at home".
22nd Mar '16 4:37:15 AM WhosAsking
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* ''Manga/GhostInTheShell''. In ''Human Error Processor'', Togusa runs across the street between two speeding cars, and a footnote advises that readers should not try this unless they are cyborgs.

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* ''Manga/GhostInTheShell''. In ''Human Error Processor'', Togusa runs across the street between two speeding cars, and a footnote advises that readers should not try this unless they are cyborgs. Which kind of says something when you realize most accounts paint Togusa as the ''least'' augmented of the team.
3rd Mar '16 5:17:29 PM DragonRanger
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** In one of the final episodes, Adam and Jamie were tasked with making a glitter bomb. Adam did a skit where he jokingly showed off the glitter, paint, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and high explosive]] as if he was the host of a craft show instructing the audience in how to do the project, while an on-screen caption contradicted him and warned ''not'' to try it at home.
11th Feb '16 12:26:01 PM DragonRanger
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* A variation found in ''How to Mix Drinks'' by bartender Jerry Thomas. One drink, called the Blue Blazer, requires the drink to be set on fire before being poured back and forth between two mugs. The end of the recipe contained a warning that novices at this drink should practice the pouring with cold water before attempting this; that way, the inevitable slip-ups would only get the novice wet.



* ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'' warns viewers at the beginning of each episode to not re-attempt the scenes depicted in the show. "'''[[CaptainObvious YOU WILL DIE.]]'''"

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* ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'' warns viewers at In the beginning of each episode Spike series ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'', the disclaimer is probably the one that gets the most to the point: "Do not re-attempt attempt to try any of the scenes depicted in the show. "'''[[CaptainObvious actions depicted! YOU WILL DIE.]]'''"DIE!" In bloody red letters to boot (no pun intended).



* In the Spike series ''Series/OneThousandWaysToDie'', the disclaimer is probably the one that gets the most to the point: "Do not attempt to try any of the actions depicted! YOU WILL DIE!" In bloody red letters to boot (no pun intended).



** When putting old Eighties cars through their paces, the presenters decided to relive some of the crazy stunts they did in their cars when they were teens back in the Eighties, but wondered about modern teens imitating them. They decided they were probably in the clear, since they didn't think teens were imitating them to begin with. (Nobody was asking to have his hair cut like James May's, for example.)



* In an episode of ''{{LittleHowardsBigQuestion}}'' gives us an amusing spin on this, with Little Howard stating that as this is a dream sequence he doesn't have to tell people not to try it at home.

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* In an episode of ''{{LittleHowardsBigQuestion}}'' ''LittleHowardsBigQuestion'' gives us an amusing spin on this, with Little Howard stating that as this is a dream sequence he doesn't have to tell people not to try it at home.



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* A variation found in ''How to Mix Drinks'' by bartender Jerry Thomas. One drink, called the Blue Blazer, requires the drink to be set on fire before being poured back and forth between two mugs. The end of the recipe contained a warning that novices at this drink should practice the pouring with cold water before attempting this; that way, the inevitable slip-ups would only get the novice wet.
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* Music/SongsToWearpantsTo's "[[http://www.songstowearpantsto.com/songs/i-am-the-reason-why-girls-are-hot/ I am The Reason Why Girls Are Hot]]" ends with "Yo I got a flamethrower and a microwave \ bring any girl to me and I'll make her real hot \ Don't try this at home, kids... bring her to ''my'' house".

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* Music/SongsToWearpantsTo's Music/SongsToWearPantsTo's "[[http://www.songstowearpantsto.com/songs/i-am-the-reason-why-girls-are-hot/ I am The Reason Why Girls Are Hot]]" ends with "Yo I got a flamethrower and a microwave \ bring any girl to me and I'll make her real hot \ Don't try this at home, kids... bring her to ''my'' house".
9th Feb '16 8:56:33 AM res20stupid
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* A notice with this display was shown during a case on ''Series/JudgeRinder'' when the judge was shown a picture of [[spoiler: the defendant shooting a firework from between his bumcheeks while it was also tied to his penis]]. Arguably verging into the realms of {{Deconstruction}} as this was after the defendants nearly killed someone and the reason they were brought to court - they got their friend to sit on an airbag which they deployed and it nearly killed him. Rinder was so horrified by how callous they were [[GetOut he threw one of them out of court.]]
9th Feb '16 2:53:51 AM GrammarNavi
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* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Tag Tournament'' {{P|laystation2}}S2's bowling minigame, when the player overcharges and gets a foul, or chooses to knock out someone with the ball on either side of the bowling alley. The manual is more serious, stating the game is for entertainment purposes and states not to try using the moves at home.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Tag Tournament'' {{P|laystation2}}S2's UsefulNotes/{{P|laystation2}}S2's bowling minigame, when the player overcharges and gets a foul, or chooses to knock out someone with the ball on either side of the bowling alley. The manual is more serious, stating the game is for entertainment purposes and states not to try using the moves at home.
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