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23rd Nov '17 3:41:48 AM Vir
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:: This is pointing out that some people are stupid enough to try it at home even if there is a warning.

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:: ** This is pointing out that some people are stupid enough to try it at home even if there is a warning.
9th Nov '17 2:10:37 PM Lopiny
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** At a later date, he has plenty of fun with this trope in ''Waterproofing my life with FLEX TAPE'' during the last infomercial shown; the salesman has decided to demonstrate how good the product is at plugging holes by assaulting a bucket with a knife and a chainsaw, and the whole time a "Don't try this!" warning is onscreen (escalated to "Seriously don't try this!" when the chainsaw comes out):
-->'''Jontron:''' Don't try this. ''Don't try this''. It's not even a "don't try this at home", just '''Don't try this'''! Phil... [[GoingPostal he's gone insane, he came in here earlier with a knife and a chainsaw]], please help! Send help!
4th Oct '17 7:47:21 PM MadMan400096
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* The ''WebVideo/NintoasterInstructionalVideo'' repeatedly hammers in the point that one should not try any of what's shown in the video at home unless they know what they're doing (and for good reason, given it involves sensitive electrical equipment).
1st Oct '17 8:18:41 AM Berrenta
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Compare DoNotAttempt (for less-than realistic stunts) and DoNotDoThisCoolThing (when the warning rings hollow to the awesome thing being performed). SisterTrope to AndSomeOtherStuff, when key parts of a dangerous formula or device are obscured to prevent any attempt at replicating it from [[GoneHorriblyRight going horribly right]]. Contrast NeverBeAHero. See also LifeImitatesArt, OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope, and TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs.

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Compare DoNotAttempt (for less-than realistic stunts) and DoNotDoThisCoolThing (when the warning rings hollow to the awesome thing being performed). SisterTrope to AndSomeOtherStuff, when key parts of a dangerous formula or device are obscured to prevent any attempt at replicating it from [[GoneHorriblyRight going horribly right]]. Contrast NeverBeAHero. See also LifeImitatesArt, OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope, and TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs.JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs.
1st Aug '17 5:44:39 PM PatPayne
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** The actual Three Stooges would do this during personal appearances as well, to show the kids how they kept from being seriously injured doing their slapstick.
1st Aug '17 5:32:28 PM PatPayne
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[[folder:Religion]]
* Any book of Catholic exorcism prayers to be used by exorcists will have very strict and severe warnings that laypeople and even priests not authorized by their bishops to perform exorcisms should never attempt to use the prayers or even read them. The reason is that in Catholic theology, these prayers directly address demons and command them to leave. Attempting to deal with demonic forces on such a direct level without training could lead to serious spiritual harm.
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28th Jul '17 1:11:56 PM DrFraud
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* An author's note for ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11898648/30/Harry-Potter-and-the-Rune-Stone-Path Harry Potter and the Rune Stone Path]]'' warns real-life divers not to hold their breath like Harry does after giving his only remaining oxygen-supplying rune cluster to a drowning Gabrielle.
22nd Jul '17 8:44:57 PM Jeduthun
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Compare DoNotAttempt (for less-than realistic stunts) and DoNotDoThisCoolThing (when the warning rings hollow to the awesome thing being performed). Contrast NeverBeAHero. See also LifeImitatesArt, OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope, and TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs.

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Compare DoNotAttempt (for less-than realistic stunts) and DoNotDoThisCoolThing (when the warning rings hollow to the awesome thing being performed). SisterTrope to AndSomeOtherStuff, when key parts of a dangerous formula or device are obscured to prevent any attempt at replicating it from [[GoneHorriblyRight going horribly right]]. Contrast NeverBeAHero. See also LifeImitatesArt, OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope, and TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs.
3rd Jul '17 7:28:05 PM Vir
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* A variant in the ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The New Toy", where the commercial for the H.A.T.E.R.V. toy has a disclaimer saying it's too dangerous to sell as an actual toy and that you shouldn't try to make one yourself.

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* A variant in the ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The "[[Recap/WanderOverYonderS2E9TheMatchmakerTheNewToy The New Toy", Toy]]", where the commercial for the H.A.T.E.R.V. toy has a disclaimer saying it's too dangerous to sell as an actual toy and that you shouldn't try to make one yourself.
27th Jun '17 7:52:20 AM IAmNotAFunguy
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* In ''Series/BeakmansWorld'', one particularly dangerous demonstration involving ammonia and strong acids has a comical quick cut beforehand of all the characters turning in place with klaxons blaring and rotating red lights flashing before cutting a particularly urgent "Don't try this..." warning. It was also used before a "Bed of Nails" stunt. On the whole, however, this trope is actually avoided, as with careful following of the instructions and parental supervision, you could do most of the experiments shown at home. The "safe" stunts had their own warning: "Experiments should be performed only with adult supervision, and all appropriate safety precautions should be taken. All directions should be followed exactly, and no substitutions should be used."

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* In ''Series/BeakmansWorld'', one particularly dangerous demonstration involving ammonia and strong acids has a comical quick cut beforehand of all the characters turning in place with klaxons blaring and rotating red lights flashing before cutting a particularly urgent "Don't try this..." warning. It was also used before a "Bed of Nails" stunt.stunt and a stunt of placing a fluorescent lamp in a microwave. On the whole, however, this trope is actually avoided, as with careful following of the instructions and parental supervision, you could do most of the experiments shown at home. The "safe" stunts had their own warning: "Experiments should be performed only with adult supervision, and all appropriate safety precautions should be taken. All directions should be followed exactly, and no substitutions should be used."
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