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8th Aug '17 11:29:18 AM ProfessorDetective
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* ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'': In the first episode, "The Lady in the Bottle", Major Nelson rifles through the back of a garbage truck in an attempt to recover Jeannie and her bottle. With Major Healey, Dr. Bellows and General Stone looking on . . . .

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* ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'': In the first episode, "The Lady in the Bottle", Major Nelson rifles through the back of a garbage truck in an attempt to recover Jeannie and her bottle. With Major Healey, Dr. Bellows and General Stone looking on . . . .
8th Aug '17 11:25:10 AM ProfessorDetective
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Making a Dumpster Dive is going into the dumpster [[note]]A large trash bin, ranging in size from about 3 feet wide, 6 feet long and 4 feet deep to around 7 feet wide, 30 feet long and 6 feet deep; note that "Dumpster" was originally a brand name (and a play on the name of the inventors, the Dempster brothers, who originally developed it for use in their construction business), though it's become genericized[[/note]] ''intentionally'' to get something.

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Making a Dumpster Dive is going into the dumpster [[note]]A large trash bin, ranging in size from about 3 feet wide, 6 feet long and 4 feet deep to around 7 feet wide, 30 feet long and 6 feet deep; note that "Dumpster" [[BrandNameTakeover was originally a brand name name]] (and a play on the name of the inventors, the Dempster brothers, who originally developed it for use in their construction business), though it's become genericized[[/note]] ''intentionally'' to get something.
27th May '17 1:06:38 AM Chabal2
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': The massive hive cities host billions of humans, with every layer going through the refuse of the layer above. The deeper you go, the more dangerous the denizens, who have to fight off cults, mutants, and spiders the size of tanks.
14th Mar '17 11:13:42 AM ValarHodoris
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* In ''VideoGame/StardewValley'', interacting with trash cans has a small chance of yielding a random item. Usually this is trash, but Pelican Town's citizens have been known to throw away valuables such as diamonds. Don't expect this to endear you to any [=NPCs=] who may be watching.
11th Nov '16 12:24:59 PM Katsuhagi
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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', Tony Stark has his first conversation with the youngest recruit on his team after the latter has come in from an afternoon of dumpster diving; the teen is pleased to have pulled a perfectly good DVD player from the trash.

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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', Tony Stark has his first conversation with the youngest recruit on his team team, Peter Parker aka Franchise/SpiderMan, after the latter has come in from an afternoon of dumpster diving; the teen is pleased to have pulled a perfectly good DVD player from the trash.
29th Aug '16 6:40:40 AM REV6Pilot
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'', dumpsters are one of the containers which can be opened (they usually contain ammo and money, but sometimes contain cheap guns). One quest involves retrieving a character's PornStash from several of them.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'', dumpsters are one of the containers which can be opened (they usually contain ammo and money, but sometimes contain cheap guns). One quest involves retrieving a character's PornStash from several of them.
5th Jun '16 9:33:12 AM DocWildNole
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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', Tony Stark has his first conversation with the youngest recruit on his team after the latter has come in from an afternoon of dumpster diving; the teen is pleased to have pulled a perfectly good DVD player from the trash.
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1st Jun '16 2:06:48 PM ElodieHiras
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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Action 2: Exploits'' mentions dumpster diving as a way to get documents and passwords from the enemy.
26th May '16 1:09:54 AM MiriOhki
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1769554/1/Aftermath-A-Story-of-Blended-Clich%C3%A9s Aftermath: A Story of Blended Cliches]]'', [[RanmaOneHalf Ranma]] being caught when reduced to this causes a DespairEventHorizon, [[spoiler: Something [[SailorMoon Sailor Pluto]] had been working Ranma towards to rebuild her.]]
24th May '16 1:58:21 PM dspitzle
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* The play [[http://www.arthurjolly.com/trash.html "Trash"]] is built around this trope, as two estranged sisters spend the entire play digging through a municipal dump to find alter from their dead mother that was thrown out. At the end, [[spoiler: they find the letter but leave it in the trash unopened.]]

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* The play [[http://www.arthurjolly.com/trash.html "Trash"]] is built around this trope, as two estranged sisters spend the entire play digging through a municipal dump to find alter a letter from their dead mother that was thrown out. At the end, [[spoiler: they find the letter but leave it in the trash unopened.]]
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