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14th Aug '16 1:39:21 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted and literal: DoctorSteel raps about the ''Fibonacci Sequence''.

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* Subverted and literal: DoctorSteel Music/DoctorSteel raps about the ''Fibonacci Sequence''.
8th Aug '16 9:25:22 AM kome360
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* The flash animation music video of WeirdAlYankovic's "Everything You Know Is Wrong" includes a slew of mathematical formulas that start off correct and grow wackier until
--> 2 + 2 = Butt

* The flash animation music video of WeirdAlYankovic's "Everything You Know Is Wrong" includes a slew of mathematical formulas in one scene. Since this song is a parody of Governmental Lies (where everything that politicians say / believe is wrong) to the point where ''common sense'' is wrong, literally everything is a target for intentional error. Including math formulas.
--> 2 + 2 = Butt
8th Aug '16 9:24:10 AM kome360
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* The flash animation music video of WeirdAlYankovic's "Everything You Know Is Wrong" includes a slew of mathematical formulas in one scene. Since this song is a parody of Governmental Lies (where everything that politicians say / believe is wrong) to the point where ''common sense'' is wrong, literally everything is a target for intentional error. Including math formulas.
--> 2 + 2 = Butt
12th Jul '16 5:51:10 PM nombretomado
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Let's not forget about E=mc[--[[superscript:2]]--], the famous equation which has been degraded into nothing but a complex-looking decoration in everything from kids' cartoons to science shows. (E=mc[--[[superscript:2]]--] is actually AlbertEinstein's formula for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass-energy_equivalence mass-energy equivalence]]; far more people have heard of it than [[YouKeepUsingThatWord have any idea of what it actually means]]). Especially comical if it's pronounced [[FunetikAksent "eeyemseetwo"]] by people who don't realize the two represents a square.

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Let's not forget about E=mc[--[[superscript:2]]--], the famous equation which has been degraded into nothing but a complex-looking decoration in everything from kids' cartoons to science shows. (E=mc[--[[superscript:2]]--] is actually AlbertEinstein's UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein's formula for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass-energy_equivalence mass-energy equivalence]]; far more people have heard of it than [[YouKeepUsingThatWord have any idea of what it actually means]]). Especially comical if it's pronounced [[FunetikAksent "eeyemseetwo"]] by people who don't realize the two represents a square.
11th Jun '16 2:41:47 PM anza_sb
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* On ''Animaniacs'', Einstein is inspired when Yakko, Wakko and Dot sing the ACME Song and Wakko writes it backwards, with the "a" resembling a "2", resulting in Emc2. Al merely added an "=" between the "E" and "m".
** Earlier in the same episode, the board was filled with calculations that Einstein had given up on in frustration...one of them being "H2O=WET".

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* On ''Animaniacs'', Einstein is inspired when Yakko, Wakko and Dot sing the ACME Song and Wakko writes it backwards, with the "a" resembling a "2", resulting in Emc2.[=Emc2=]. Al merely added an "=" between the "E" and "m".
** Earlier in the same episode, the board was filled with calculations that Einstein had given up on in frustration...one of them being "H2O=WET"."H[[subscript:2]]O=WET".
9th Jun '16 2:47:07 PM Gideoncrawle
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* Surprisingly averted in an episode of ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', where a brief glimpse of Kyoya's homework shows real mathematical notation that actually makes some sense, even if the context in which it is found is unlikely.

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* Surprisingly averted in an episode of In ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', where a brief glimpse of Kyoya's homework shows real mathematical notation that actually makes some sense, even if but the context in which it is found is unlikely.

* ''The Day the Earth Stood Still'':
** [[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill2008 The 2008 remake]] Averted, as the equations on the blackboard are real equations relating to the topic being discussed. the math was lightly drawn onto the bored and Keanu Reeves traced it.
** [[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951 In the 1951 original]], Klaatu visits a leading scientist, but the man is not home. Klaatu makes an addition to a blackboard-covering equation, then leaves his contact information with the scientist's housekeeper. The addition to the equation was apparently intended to convince the scientist not to write off his unknown caller as a joke.

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* ''The Day the Earth Stood Still'':
** [[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill2008 The 2008 remake]] Averted, as the equations on the blackboard are real equations relating to the topic being discussed. the math was lightly drawn onto the bored and Keanu Reeves traced it.
** [[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951
In the 1951 original]], Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951, Klaatu visits a leading scientist, but the man is not home. Klaatu makes an addition to a blackboard-covering equation, then leaves his contact information with the scientist's housekeeper. The addition to the equation was apparently intended to convince the scientist not to write off his unknown caller as a joke.

* Averted in SpaceViking. When the Space Vikings talk about blowing a hostile "to Em-See-Square", they know exactly what it means. (In one battle, Trask reflects that there is "a lot of Em being converted to E".)

* Averted in the romantic comedy ''It's My Turn'', which begins with a proof of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snake_lemma Snake Lemma]]. In fact Weibel's ''An Introduction to Homological Algebra'' refuses to print a proof, referring the readers instead to the first scene of this movie.

* Seriously averted with ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', who have a [[http://thebigblogtheory.wordpress.com theoretical physics professor]] on-staff at all times. Not only are all of the equations shown in the programme entirely correct (''and'' used in the correct contexts to boot), but some of the ones that are shown (especially displayed in the background on Sheldon and Leonard's whiteboards in their apartment) are actual assignments that the university professor sets to his physics students the week before. They can actually watch the show '''''and''''' learn at the same time!

* Averted in ''Series/KyleXY''. There's a real math problem there, which is typically supposed to take months to solve (looked it up, but can't remember).
** Not so certain about his solution, though.

** {{Averted|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/BlackMesa'', the long-developed Source-based FanRemake of Half-Life, where whiteboards in the offices and labs have actual believable notes, diagrams, calculus equations, chemical formulas, etc. Hard to say how accurate they are, but the point is, they ''look'' real.

* ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' heartily averts this. Several of the writers are math people, so there are math jokes in the background that laymen won't even notice, like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1729_%28number%29 the number 1729]] (yes, that's a joke).
** They also parody and subvert on occasion too. For example, in the first season episode "Mars University" Fry signs up for the Professor's course, entitled "The Mathematics of Quantum Neutrino Fields" which Fry mishears as "Wonton Burrito Meals". When Fry finally turns up to the class he finds the Professor teaching complete nonsense, using an illustration named Witten's Dog to explain why electrons taste like grapeade (a parody of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schroedingers_cat Schrödinger's cat]]). This is especially amusing when you consider that earlier in the episode the Professor himself refers to genetic engineering as "preposterous science-fiction mumbo-jumbo".
*** The Professor also claimed that the name itself was an E=MC Hammer; he just made up some imposing-sounding nonsense so that no one would take his class, because he's a professor and doesn't know how to teach, and indeed Fry's motivation for taking the course is apparently because Professor Farnsworth is teaching it.

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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' heartily averts this. Several of the writers are math people, so there are math jokes in the background that laymen won't even notice, like [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1729_%28number%29 the number 1729]] (yes, that's a joke).
''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'':
** They also parody and subvert on occasion too. For example, in In the first season episode "Mars University" Fry signs up for the Professor's course, entitled "The Mathematics of Quantum Neutrino Fields" which Fry mishears as "Wonton Burrito Meals". When Fry finally turns up to the class he finds the Professor teaching complete nonsense, using an illustration named Witten's Dog to explain why electrons taste like grapeade (a parody of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schroedingers_cat Schrödinger's cat]]). This is especially amusing when you consider that earlier in the episode the Professor himself refers to genetic engineering as "preposterous science-fiction mumbo-jumbo".
*** ** The Professor also claimed that the name itself was an E=MC Hammer; he just made up some imposing-sounding nonsense so that no one would take his class, because he's a professor and doesn't know how to teach, and indeed Fry's motivation for taking the course is apparently because Professor Farnsworth is teaching it.

*** [[spoiler:But since it's written backwards, not until he sees it in a mirror.]]
*** Bender also freaks out over a dream where he thought he saw the number 2. Fortunately, Fry is right there to reassure Bender there's no such thing as 2.
** Loew's Aleph-naught-Plex. That is all.

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*** ** [[spoiler:But since it's written backwards, not until he sees it in a mirror.]]
*** ** Bender also freaks out over a dream where he thought he saw the number 2. Fortunately, Fry is right there to reassure Bender there's no such thing as 2.
** Loew's Aleph-naught-Plex. That is all.Aleph-naught-Plex

** In the new (sixth) season, in the body-swapping episode, when Bubblegum Tate has worked out a solution to their body-swapping problem, there is actually a ''correct'' and ''reasonably rigorous proof'' on their floating holographic blackboard.
*** The entire proof can be found on the [[http://theinfosphere.org/Futurama_theorem wiki]]. The writer who wrote the Theorem has a Ph.D in mathematics.

** The opening sequence averts this by having the equation "3+3=6" float past.
7th Jun '16 1:03:37 PM Willbyr
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* In a chapter of ''{{Pluto}}'' by Creator/NaokiUrasawa, we see [[spoiler:Atom]] to write on a wall a '''huge''' quantity of equations. While they are probably correct (the notation is correct, for instance and any single expression makes sense), it is '''not probable''' that they are ''"the formula of the [[spoiler:anti-proton bomb]]"'': some are mathematical definitions, or Fourier tranforms, other appears to be basic equations of quantum physics, but surely not a project of bomb.

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* In a chapter of ''{{Pluto}}'' ''Manga/{{Pluto}}'' by Creator/NaokiUrasawa, we see [[spoiler:Atom]] to write on a wall a '''huge''' quantity of equations. While they are probably correct (the notation is correct, for instance and any single expression makes sense), it is '''not probable''' that they are ''"the formula of the [[spoiler:anti-proton bomb]]"'': some are mathematical definitions, or Fourier tranforms, other appears to be basic equations of quantum physics, but surely not a project of bomb.
2nd Jun '16 7:46:46 PM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' has a number of blackboards adorned with Newton's equation for gravity. That's like Ernest Hemingway trying to come to grips with "Hop On Pop".

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* ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' has a number of blackboards adorned with Newton's equation for gravity. That's like Ernest Hemingway trying to come to grips with "Hop On on Pop".

* Parodied in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry2DiddysKongQuest'', in where a chalkboard at the Kong Kollege reads "9÷3=6", "8×1=9", and "4+2=5" under the title "Exam". [[DontExplainTheJoke The joke, of course, is that the Kremlings that attend the school are dumb]].
2nd Jun '16 2:11:23 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Webcomic/LovecraftIsMissing'', the characters fill in blackboards translating to mathematical concepts both music composition and the works of HPLovecraft - apparently old Howard hid some spells in tales. While translating, there's something of an example of something that could be MisplacedADecimalPoint or CarryTheOne: "Aw, now that don't make no kinda sense... Wait a minute. Yes it does. I was flat out wrong. I thought I made a misake when I hadn't."

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* In ''Webcomic/LovecraftIsMissing'', the characters fill in blackboards translating to mathematical concepts both music composition and the works of HPLovecraft Creator/HPLovecraft - apparently old Howard hid some spells in tales. While translating, there's something of an example of something that could be MisplacedADecimalPoint or CarryTheOne: "Aw, now that don't make no kinda sense... Wait a minute. Yes it does. I was flat out wrong. I thought I made a misake when I hadn't."
19th May '16 12:45:18 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''RockosModernLife'' in an episode where Rocko keeps being late for work. While he gets berated for it by his boss, there's a flipchart in the background that contains, amongst other things, a clipart of a clock followed by a plus-minus sign and a square root containing "MC" and a clipart of a hammer.

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* In ''RockosModernLife'' ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' in an episode where Rocko keeps being late for work. While he gets berated for it by his boss, there's a flipchart in the background that contains, amongst other things, a clipart of a clock followed by a plus-minus sign and a square root containing "MC" and a clipart of a hammer.
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