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28th Mar '16 1:22:41 AM JMQwilleran
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVcUR2s4uEA The subject of a montage]] in the sixth season of ''Series/AmericanIdol''. It's worth noting that ALL those doors are double doors both of which are "push" doors but one of them is locked closed. That's illegal. People do it all the time but it's still illegal. If there's a fire people won't be able to/have time to/be allowed by the rest of the crowd to go to the other door; they'll get crushed up against that door by the fleeing mob and die. Another note is that the final clip shows that the lock ''broke'' inbetween her adrenaline-fueled push and the consistent abuse it had taken.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVcUR2s4uEA The subject of a montage]] in the sixth season of ''Series/AmericanIdol''. It's worth noting that ALL those doors are double doors both of which are "push" doors but one of them is locked closed. That's illegal. People do it all the time but it's still illegal. If there's a fire people won't be able to/have time to/be allowed by the rest of the crowd to go to the other door; they'll get crushed up against that door by the fleeing mob and die. Notably, some of the doors in the clip had handles which the auditionees had tried to pull, others were purely push doors. Another note is that the final clip shows that the lock ''broke'' inbetween her adrenaline-fueled push and the consistent abuse it had taken. Simon even says "other door" as she's bursting out of it, the reflex apparently having become ingrained from so many that had tried to go through the locked door.
5th Mar '16 7:27:10 AM mondeca
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* Donald Norman's seminal book on design, [[http://bactra.org/reviews/everyday-things/ The Psychology of Everyday Things]], devotes nearly an entire chapter to describing how the design of door handles leads people to make this mistake.

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* Donald Norman's seminal book on design, [[http://bactra.org/reviews/everyday-things/ The Psychology Design of Everyday Things]], devotes nearly an entire chapter to describing how the design of door handles leads people to make this mistake.
18th Nov '15 12:19:58 PM ngh93
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* ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'': Fagin tries to pull open a door to [[BigBad Sykes']] warehouse, even after being told to push it over the intercom.

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* ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'': Fagin tries to pull open a door to [[BigBad Sykes']] warehouse, even after being told to push it over the intercom. When Sykes irritably corrects him, Fagin grins sheepishly, then slowly pushes the door.
27th Oct '15 7:43:25 PM JMQwilleran
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*Advertising/{{GEICO}}"s "Push It" ("It's What You Do") commercial opens with a guy pulling on a push door, then Salt-N-Pepa show up and sing "Push It."
8th Sep '15 12:17:54 PM TonyG
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* On ''Series/NewGirl'', the guys point out that Nick is angry all the time, and a flashback shows him struggling to push on a pull door because "I push when I want to!"
22nd Jul '15 4:51:39 AM EDP
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* Brought UpToEleven in one story of the Italian comic ''ComicBook/{{Cattivik}}''. The only obstacle between the protagonist and the apartment he intends to rob is a door that he fails to open, in spite of first pulling, then pushing, then trying to break it open, then ''begging and threatening it'', then trying to destroy it with napalm, the bombs of a B-52, an ''alien spaceship'' (in a ShoutOut to ''Film/IndependenceDay'') and even a ''[[NukeEm nuke]]''. As Cattivik surrenders in desperation, one of the people from the apartment exits and calmly opens the ''sliding door''. Cattivik takes it about as well as you'd expect.

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* Brought UpToEleven in one story of the Italian comic ''ComicBook/{{Cattivik}}''. The only obstacle between the protagonist and the apartment he intends to rob is a door that he fails to open, in spite of first pulling, [[GenreSavvy then pushing, pushing]], then trying to break it open, then ''begging and threatening it'', then trying to destroy it with napalm, the bombs of a B-52, an ''alien spaceship'' (in a ShoutOut to ''Film/IndependenceDay'') and even a ''[[NukeEm nuke]]''. As Cattivik surrenders in desperation, one of the people from the apartment exits and calmly opens the ''sliding door''. Cattivik takes it about as well as you'd expect.
19th Jul '15 7:26:00 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', the girls get locked in a room and ineffectually push and tackle the door, then Spike and DJ Pon-3 arrive and reveal it opens inward. The novelization provides a better reason why they couldn't escape: the door was bolted shut and DJ Pon-3 had to pry it open with a crowbar.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', the girls get locked in a room and ineffectually push and tackle the door, then Spike and DJ Pon-3 arrive and reveal it opens inward. The novelization [[JustifiedTrope provides a better reason reason]] why they couldn't escape: the door was bolted shut and DJ Pon-3 had to pry it open with a crowbar.crowbar.
* ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'': Fagin tries to pull open a door to [[BigBad Sykes']] warehouse, even after being told to push it over the intercom.
13th Jun '15 5:48:32 PM SonicLover
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Simply put, this trope is when a character is unable to open a door because they're pushing when they're supposed to pull (or vice-versa, although the former is significantly more common). Sometimes the door is clearly marked "PULL", although sometimes it's not. Practically always PlayedForLaughs.

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Simply put, this trope is when a character is unable to open a door because they're pushing when they're supposed to pull (or vice-versa, although the former is significantly more common).or some other variant altogether). Sometimes the door is clearly marked "PULL", although sometimes it's not. Practically always PlayedForLaughs.
12th Jun '15 6:01:38 PM billybobfred
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Aaargh! Why... won't... this... door... open? I've been pulling and pulling on the handle for hours now, and it just won't...

What?

Er, no, I didn't see the word "PUSH" on the sign. Huh.

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Aaargh! Why... won't... this... door... open? I've been pulling and pulling on
->>open door
->You try PUSHING
the handle for hours now, and door but it just won't...

What?

Er, no, I didn't see the word "PUSH" on the sign. Huh.
won't budge.
->>pull door
->Oh, right...
-->--''VideoGame/DontShitYourPants''
6th May '15 10:22:03 AM dotchan
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* Donald Norman's seminal book on design, [[http://cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/reviews/everyday-things/ The Psychology of Everyday Things]], devotes nearly an entire chapter to describing how the design of door handles leads people to make this mistake.

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* Donald Norman's seminal book on design, [[http://cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/reviews/everyday-things/ [[http://bactra.org/reviews/everyday-things/ The Psychology of Everyday Things]], devotes nearly an entire chapter to describing how the design of door handles leads people to make this mistake.
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