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23rd Sep '16 8:17:36 AM Vir
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}, BJ does a swan dive off a diving board which is several thousand feet high, into a glass of water on the ground. But before he does, he makes sure to warn the kids watching at home not to imitate him.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}, ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'', BJ does a swan dive off a diving board which is several thousand feet high, into a glass of water on the ground. But before he does, he makes sure to warn the kids watching at home not to imitate him.
2nd Sep '16 10:34:33 AM Generality
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** In the ''Series/MacGyver'' episode it was hinted that some things you could go ahead and try to do at home. Mainly because most people had access to that kind of stuff and it wasn't life-threatening. Ditto for the phone book episode; you can really interleave the pages of two phone books together without disastrous effects.

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** In the ''Series/MacGyver'' episode it was hinted that some things you could go ahead and try to do at home. Mainly because most people had access to that kind of stuff and it wasn't life-threatening. Ditto for the phone book episode; you can really interleave the pages of two phone books together without disastrous effects. You can even try to separate them with a tank, as the Mythbusters did, because if you've got a working tank at your disposal, trying to separate phone books with it is about the safest possible use.
1st Sep '16 1:08:37 PM LadyNorbert
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'': Beetlejuice invokes this as he and Lydia appear on a Neitherworld game show and he has to jump into a pool of slime. He suffixes his caveat by saying he has no idea what he's doing.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'': Beetlejuice invokes this as he and Lydia appear on In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}, BJ does a Neitherworld game show and he has to jump swan dive off a diving board which is several thousand feet high, into a pool glass of slime. He suffixes his caveat by saying water on the ground. But before he has no idea what he's doing.does, he makes sure to warn the kids watching at home not to imitate him.
-->'''BJ:''' Remember, folks, don't try this at home, because IHaveNoIdeaWhatImDoing!
29th Aug '16 5:38:07 PM MrNickelodeon
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* In ''Theatre/UniversalsHorrorMakeUpShow'', the hosts say this disclaimer to the kids in the audience, before they begin to demonstrate how various gore effects are done.
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25th Aug '16 4:44:57 PM nombretomado
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* The DiscoveryChannel series ''Street Outlaws'', a documentary on street racing, has a rather tongue-in-cheek example:

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* The DiscoveryChannel Creator/DiscoveryChannel series ''Street Outlaws'', a documentary on street racing, has a rather tongue-in-cheek example:
14th Aug '16 6:03:31 PM merotoker
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* A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn_pU0K8U0s British Kellogg's commercial]] for one of its brands, Crunchy Nut, showed a man riding on the back of an Irish Wolfhound in order to get home to have a bowl of the product - this advert contained a "Don't try this with your dog at home" on-screen disclaimer during scenes of the man on dog-back. Ninety-three people complained to the UK [[MoralGuardians Advertising Standards Authority]] about the commercial, but [[http://www.asa.org.uk/asa/adjudications/Public/TF_ADJ_41725.htm the complaints were not upheld]].

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* A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn_pU0K8U0s British Kellogg's commercial]] for one of its brands, Crunchy Nut, showed a man riding on the back of an Irish Wolfhound in order to get home to have a bowl of the product - this advert contained a "Don't try this with your dog at home" on-screen disclaimer during scenes of the man on dog-back. Ninety-three people complained to the UK [[MoralGuardians Advertising Standards Authority]] about the commercial, but [[http://www.asa.org.uk/asa/adjudications/Public/TF_ADJ_41725.htm the complaints were not upheld]].upheld.



* ''Anime/SonicX':

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* ''Anime/SonicX':''Anime/SonicX'':



* In one of the ''Anime/MaiHiME'' sound dramas after the main events of the series, Nao (who is in ''middle school'') offers Mai and the others (who, except for the middle school age Mikoto, are in high school) some alcohol, and they start drinking. Nagi then [[BreakingTheFourthWall reminds]] listeners that they shouldn't try this until they're 20.

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* In one of the ''Anime/MaiHiME'' ''Anime/MaiHime'' sound dramas after the main events of the series, Nao (who is in ''middle school'') offers Mai and the others (who, except for the middle school age Mikoto, are in high school) some alcohol, and they start drinking. Nagi then [[BreakingTheFourthWall reminds]] listeners that they shouldn't try this until they're 20.



* In the ''LightNovel/TheTestamentOfSisterNewDevil'' OVA, Maria puts some of Mio's panties in a soup and [[IAteWhat tricks Basara into eating it]]. The screen says "Don't do this at home."

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* In the ''LightNovel/TheTestamentOfSisterNewDevil'' OVA, Maria puts some of Mio's panties in a soup and [[IAteWhat tricks Basara into eating it]]. The screen says "Don't do this at home."



* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'': Jimmy Neutron'', in the film, remarks to [[RobotBuddy Goddard]], "Don't try that at home" after shooting a communications [[strike: toaster]] satellite into orbit ''by hand''. The important question: Why say this, when 99% of households do not contain the materials to produce an upper-atmosphere rocket large enough for two human children and a robot dog? The remaining 1% doesn't either, for the record...

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* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'': Jimmy Neutron'', Neutron, in the film, remarks to [[RobotBuddy Goddard]], "Don't try that at home" after shooting a communications [[strike: toaster]] satellite into orbit ''by hand''. The important question: Why say this, when 99% of households do not contain the materials to produce an upper-atmosphere rocket large enough for two human children and a robot dog? The remaining 1% doesn't either, for the record...






* In the ''Radio/TheShadow'' pulp series, The Shadow infrequently uses a substance he calls "The Devil's Whisper" -- an explosive mixture smeared on his thumb and forefinger that explodes violently when he snaps his fingers. In one story, [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis Maxwell Grant]] leaves this note: "Note: The explosion from the finger tips, produced by the action of two chemicals, is terrific in its power. It is extremely dangerous in use; for an over-amount, even though seemingly slight, will produce an explosion with the effect of TNT. The Shadow has used it but seldom; on those occasions, with the strictest care. Properly produced, the explosion is so instantaneous that the operator remains uninjured. Because of the danger from these chemicals, I have never made a copy of the formula; and can answer no requests concerning it. ~Maxwell Grant." "Grant" is actually Walter B Gibson, who was, among other things, a professional stage magician. "Devil's Whisper" is a rarely-performed real-world magic trick that is extremely dangerous -- if done wrong, the magician would lose fingers at a minimum. The note may have been an attempt to keep curious readers from researching the trick.

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* In the ''Radio/TheShadow'' pulp series, The Shadow infrequently uses a substance he calls "The Devil's Whisper" -- an explosive mixture smeared on his thumb and forefinger that explodes violently when he snaps his fingers. In one story, [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis Maxwell Grant]] leaves this note: "Note: The explosion from the finger tips, produced by the action of two chemicals, is terrific in its power. It is extremely dangerous in use; for an over-amount, even though seemingly slight, will produce an explosion with the effect of TNT. The Shadow has used it but seldom; on those occasions, with the strictest care. Properly produced, the explosion is so instantaneous that the operator remains uninjured. Because of the danger from these chemicals, I have never made a copy of the formula; and can answer no requests concerning it. ~Maxwell Grant." "Grant" is actually Walter B Gibson, who was, among other things, a professional stage magician. "Devil's Whisper" is a rarely-performed real-world magic trick that is extremely dangerous -- if done wrong, the magician would lose fingers at a minimum. The note may have been an attempt to keep curious readers from researching the trick.



** [[{{Pixellation}} The obscuring the labels of dangerous substances]] is frequently {{lampshade|Hanging}}d, usually by Adam, as in "Hindenburg Disaster" with two substances that are "made of blur":

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** [[{{Pixellation}} The obscuring Obscuring the labels of dangerous substances]] is frequently {{lampshade|Hanging}}d, usually by Adam, as in "Hindenburg Disaster" with two substances that are "made of blur":



** The guys who wrote The Anarchist Cookbook did the same thing, except [[ConspiracyTheory their aim was to]] ''[[ConspiracyTheory get]]'' [[ConspiracyTheory people to hurt, or better yet kill themselves]].

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** The guys who wrote The Anarchist Cookbook did the same thing, except [[ConspiracyTheory [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories their aim was to]] ''[[ConspiracyTheory ''[[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories get]]'' [[ConspiracyTheory [[UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories people to hurt, or better yet kill themselves]].



** Supernatural fans on Tumblr tried that at home not too long ago, and did it. MishaCollins, who plays the angel Castiel, is known for frequently trolling his own fandom. A Tumblr user offhandedly said she wanted to write "Are you Misha Collins?" on a dollar bill and spend it in the hopes that he'd get it one day, and HE'D be the one mind-screwed for once. She did it. Of course, other fans thought that it was funny, so they did it too. [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BWtNLn0IUAA4h6d.jpg:large A year later, he got one - and for once, he had no idea it was coming.]]

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** Supernatural ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' fans on Tumblr tried that at home not too long ago, home, and did it. MishaCollins, Creator/MishaCollins, who plays the angel Castiel, is known for frequently trolling his own fandom. A Tumblr user offhandedly said she wanted to write "Are you Misha Collins?" on a dollar bill and spend it in the hopes that he'd get it one day, and HE'D be the one mind-screwed for once. She did it. Of course, other fans thought that it was funny, so they did it too. [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BWtNLn0IUAA4h6d.jpg:large A year later, he got one - and for once, he had no idea it was coming.]]



* Frequently played around with on Series/{{Tosh0}}. Exaggerated when Daniel plays "Guess What Happens Next" with a video of an Asian kid who [[spoiler:lights his crotch on fire]]; he spends about a minute driving home the point that viewer should not try this at home.

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* Frequently played around with on Series/{{Tosh0}}.''Series/Tosh0''. Exaggerated when Daniel plays "Guess What Happens Next" with a video of an Asian kid who [[spoiler:lights his crotch on fire]]; he spends about a minute driving home the point that viewer should not try this at home.



* [[TheOffspring Welcome to the Disclaimer!]] (On "Ixnay On The Hombre", featuring also this trope.)

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* [[TheOffspring [[Music/TheOffspring Welcome to the Disclaimer!]] (On "Ixnay On The Hombre", featuring also this trope.)



* Most of Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s video and DVD releases have a 30-second PSA, [[UserOperationProhibitFlag which you can't skip]], at the beginning which features wrestlers talking about the various serious injuries they've suffered, ending with an announcer saying, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXzI0WrlFwA& Please, don't try this at home.]]" And they've been having wrestlers tell the viewers not to try any stunts at home about three times per two-hour episode, probably due to ExecutiveMeddling caused by WWE trying to pander to children as their main audience. Later [=PSAs=] went one further, saying "Don't try this." No at home. Don't try it '''anywhere''', because kids used ExactWords and tried it outside of their homes.

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* Most of Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s video and DVD releases have a 30-second PSA, [[UserOperationProhibitFlag which you can't skip]], at the beginning which features wrestlers talking about the various serious injuries they've suffered, ending with an announcer saying, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXzI0WrlFwA& Please, "Please, don't try this at home.]]" " And they've been having wrestlers tell the viewers not to try any stunts at home about three times per two-hour episode, probably due to ExecutiveMeddling caused by WWE trying to pander to children as their main audience. Later [=PSAs=] went one further, saying "Don't try this." No at home. Don't try it '''anywhere''', because kids used ExactWords and tried it outside of their homes.



* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'''''' gives a InUniverse example: Leliana can offer to train you to be a bard, re: spy/assassin. Said training is a codex entry that, based on her bad experience, amounts to, "Don't."

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'''''' ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' gives a an InUniverse example: Leliana can offer to train you to be a bard, re: spy/assassin. Said training is a codex entry that, based on her bad experience, amounts to, "Don't."



-->'''Ray:''' Now, I know every time I say donít try this at home you guys are like "Sweet, something I'm gonna try at home! Honey, get me my beer, the [[TakeThatMe midget on the internet]] is tellin' me not to do somethin' so I gotta do it!"

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-->'''Ray:''' Now, I know every time I say donít try this at home you guys are like "Sweet, something I'm gonna try at home! Honey, get me my beer, the [[TakeThatMe [[SelfDeprecation midget on the internet]] is tellin' me not to do somethin' so I gotta do it!"



** In the episode ''School Daze'', Garfield is surprised by Nermal, a grey tomcat. He finds himself on the ceiling thanks to his claw and climbs down. On the way, he informs the viewers that it's takes sharp claws and he's a pro... so don't try it.

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** In the episode ''School Daze'', "School Daze", Garfield is surprised by Nermal, a grey tomcat. He finds himself on the ceiling thanks to his claw and climbs down. On the way, he informs the viewers that it's it takes sharp claws and he's a pro... so don't try it.



* In one ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' episode, the heroes host a charity golf event. Before Batman and Robin show off a stunt (involving Robin making a drive while somersaulting off of Batman's shoulders) the announcer advices the viewers not to try this yourself without certified training in acrobatics.

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* In one ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' episode, the heroes host a charity golf event. Before Batman and Robin show off a stunt (involving Robin making a drive while somersaulting off of Batman's shoulders) the announcer advices advises the viewers not to try this yourself without certified training in acrobatics.



** 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.
25th Jul '16 1:56:57 PM Pichu-kun
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* In the first episode of ''Anime/SonicX,'' Sonic jumps on top of an S-Team race car during a chase, causing the driver to protest that they don't want any kids copying him; Sonic duly warns the kids in the audience never to stand on moving cars. This is possibly a parodical ShoutOut to the original ''Sonic Sez'' segments of the first animated series.
** The dub [[SpoofAesop plays it a little differently]]. Sonic does the same thing and receives the same complaint from the driver: "What if some kid tries this?" Sonic turns to the camera and says:

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* ''Anime/SonicX':
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In the first episode of ''Anime/SonicX,'' episode, Sonic jumps on top of an S-Team race car during a chase, causing the driver to protest that they don't want any kids copying him; Sonic duly warns the kids in the audience never to stand on moving cars. This is possibly a parodical ShoutOut to the original ''Sonic Sez'' segments of the first animated series.
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series. The dub [[SpoofAesop plays it a little differently]]. Sonic does the same thing and receives the same complaint from the driver: "What if some kid tries this?" Sonic turns to the camera and says:



* When FlippingTheTable in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', a note attached to the table reads "CAUTION: For use in sight gags only!"

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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When FlippingTheTable in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', a note attached to the table reads "CAUTION: For use in sight gags only!"



* 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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* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'':
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In one two-part episode of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', episode, 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).



-->'''Whisper''': Any attempt to replicate {{yokai}} behavior would be ill advised.

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-->'''Whisper''': Any attempt to replicate {{yokai}} {{youkai}} behavior would be ill advised.


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* During episode 4 of ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'', warnings appear onscreen when Karin downs several health supplements in a row. One of them mentions that she's a trained professional.
24th Jul '16 6:23:59 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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*[---PLEASE BE ADVISED---]
->THE FOLLOWING VIDEO CONTAINS
->STRONG LANGUAGE AND SUGGESTIVE GESTURES.
->Wrestling/{{RING OF HONOR}} DOES NOT CONDONE EXCESSIVE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION,
->GUN PLAY OR MISUSE OF FARM EQUIPMENT.
->THESE STUNTS ARE PERFORMED BY TRAINED "PROFESSIONALS".
->DO NOT TRY AT HOME.
->ENJOY!
23rd Jul '16 4:26:41 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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--->'''Guybrush:''' It just occurred to me that mixing medicine and alcohol is a really stupid and possibly lethal thing to do. If I were a real person instead of a lovable, inept cartoon character with the potential for a few more sequels... I wouldn't even consider it. Skoal!

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--->'''Guybrush:''' It just occurred to me that mixing medicine and alcohol is a really stupid and possibly lethal thing to do. If I were a real person instead of a lovable, inept cartoon character with [-(with the potential for a few more sequels... sequels)-], I wouldn't even consider it. Skoal!
9th Jul '16 3:37:53 PM DrFraud
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* The dynamite-making achievement plaque in ''Grim Facade 7: Monster in Disguise'' states "Please do not try this at home."



* The disclaimer for ''VisualNovel/LifesignsSurgicalUnit'' states "Furthermore, the examinations, operations and other behavior performed in this game differ from the real ones. Do not imitate them under any circumstance."

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* The disclaimer for ''VisualNovel/LifesignsSurgicalUnit'' states in part "Furthermore, the examinations, operations and other behavior performed in this game differ from the real ones. Do not imitate them under any circumstance."
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