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15th Jun '16 4:51:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Monkey Island II, Guybrush uses the last match to blow a hole in the ground so he can find Big Whoop.
* There's a brain teaser about this, which was used in ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage'' but has appeared elsewhere: "You are stuck in a remote cabin in the woods, with only one match. You see a stove, an oil lamp, a fireplace and a candle in the cabin. What should you light first?" The answer, of course: [[spoiler:The match!]]

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* In Monkey Island II, ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'', Guybrush uses the last match to blow a hole in the ground so he can find Big Whoop.
* There's a brain teaser about this, which was used in ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage'' ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage'' but has appeared elsewhere: "You are stuck in a remote cabin in the woods, with only one match. You see a stove, an oil lamp, a fireplace and a candle in the cabin. What should you light first?" The answer, of course: [[spoiler:The match!]]
15th Jun '16 4:50:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* There's a brain teaser about this, which was used in ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage'' but has appeared elsewhere: "You are stuck in a remote cabin in the woods, with only one match. You see a stove, an oil lamp, a fireplace and a candle in the cabin. What should you light first?" The answer, of course: [[spoiler:The match!]]

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* There's a brain teaser about this, which was used in ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage'' but has appeared elsewhere: "You are stuck in a remote cabin in the woods, with only one match. You see a stove, an oil lamp, a fireplace and a candle in the cabin. What should you light first?" The answer, of course: [[spoiler:The match!]]

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* This was done a few times in ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' when Woody realizes that they need to light the rocket taped to Buzz Lightyear's back. A passing car blows out that one and only match, leading to (temporary) despair.
* In Monkey Island II, Guybrush uses the last match to blow a hole in the ground so he can find Big Whoop.

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* This was done a few times in ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' when Woody realizes that they need to light the rocket taped to Buzz Lightyear's back. A passing car blows out that one and only match, leading to (temporary) despair.
* In Monkey Island II, Guybrush uses the last match to blow a hole in the ground so he can find Big Whoop.

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* In Monkey Island II, Guybrush uses the last match to blow a hole in the ground so he can find Big Whoop.
* There's a brain teaser about this, which was used in ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheCuriousVillage'' but has appeared elsewhere: "You are stuck in a remote cabin in the woods, with only one match. You see a stove, an oil lamp, a fireplace and a candle in the cabin. What should you light first?" The answer, of course: [[spoiler:The match!]]

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* This was done a few times in ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' when Woody realizes that they need to light the rocket taped to Buzz Lightyear's back. A passing car blows out that one and only match, leading to (temporary) despair.
3rd Apr '16 4:49:20 PM nombretomado
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* In ''FamilyMatters'' when Steve and Carl are lost in the woods when cutting down a Christmas tree. Steve has three matches in his survival kit. When Carl lights the first, Steve sneezes it out, but got the firewood lighted on the second try.

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* In ''FamilyMatters'' ''Series/FamilyMatters'' when Steve and Carl are lost in the woods when cutting down a Christmas tree. Steve has three matches in his survival kit. When Carl lights the first, Steve sneezes it out, but got the firewood lighted on the second try.
16th Jan '15 10:28:57 PM rodneyAnonymous
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* ''Film/TheFifthElement''

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* ''Film/TheFifthElement''In ''Film/TheFifthElement'', Dallas gets down to one chance to activate the Fire stone.
27th Mar '14 10:45:57 PM blade4771
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* In ''FamilyMatters'' when Steve and Carl are lost in the woods cutting down a Christmas tree. Steve has three matches left in his survival kit. When Carl lights the first, Steve sneezes it out, but got the firewood lighted at the second try.

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* In ''FamilyMatters'' when Steve and Carl are lost in the woods when cutting down a Christmas tree. Steve has three matches left in his survival kit. When Carl lights the first, Steve sneezes it out, but got the firewood lighted at on the second try.
27th Mar '14 10:30:19 AM blade4771
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* In ''FamilyMatters'' when Steve and Carl are lost in the woods cutting down a Christmas tree. Steve has three matches left in his survival kit. When Carl lights the first, Steve sneezes it out, but got the firewood lighted at the second try.
26th Oct '13 4:13:20 PM gallium
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* Subverted in the short story "To Build a Fire" by Creator/JackLondon. He gets his matches soaked, can't light any of them, and proceeds to freeze to death.

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* Subverted in the short story "To Build a Fire" "Literature/ToBuildAFire" by Creator/JackLondon. He gets has plenty of matches, but after his matches soaked, can't light any first fire goes out he winds up lighting all the rest of them, them at once, due to his hands being completely frozen. This second fire also goes out, and the man proceeds to freeze to death.
31st May '13 7:20:51 PM gallium
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* "Literature/TheLittleMatchGirl" by Creator/HansChristianAndersen. [[spoiler:She still freezes to death.]]

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* "Literature/TheLittleMatchGirl" by Creator/HansChristianAndersen. [[spoiler:She She still freezes to death.]]
31st May '13 7:20:26 PM gallium
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* ''To Build a Fire'' by JackLondon. [[spoiler:The hero fails in the title task.]]

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* ''To Subverted in the short story "To Build a Fire'' Fire" by JackLondon. [[spoiler:The hero fails in the title task.]]Creator/JackLondon. He gets his matches soaked, can't light any of them, and proceeds to freeze to death.
6th May '13 7:42:33 AM SuperJedi224
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* In Monkey Island II, Guybrush uses the last match to blow a hole in the ground so he can find Big Whoop.
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