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13th Nov '17 4:53:10 PM Malady
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* ''PennyArcade'' had a strip parodying the comic tie-ins for ''FreedomForce''. Gabe gets an electric shock from an arcade machine when lightning strikes, and later talks about how "he got these powers for a reason". Tycho then points out that he didnt get any superpowers, he just stood in a puddle of Pepsi and got a shock from one of the arcade games.

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* ''PennyArcade'' ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'' had a strip parodying the comic tie-ins for ''FreedomForce''.''VideoGame/FreedomForce''. Gabe gets an electric shock from an arcade machine when lightning strikes, and later talks about how "he got these powers for a reason". Tycho then points out that he didnt get any superpowers, he just stood in a puddle of Pepsi and got a shock from one of the arcade games.



** It's actually a ''[[CameraAbuse camera]]'' (still filming!) in the bathtub.

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** It's actually a ''[[CameraAbuse camera]]'' ''{{camera|Abuse}}'' (still filming!) in the bathtub.
31st Oct '17 1:18:20 PM SeptimusHeap
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* Multiple puzzles in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' involve a large pool of water in contact with live wires. Gordon must shut off the power source or else suffer severe damage should he find himself swimming.

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* Multiple puzzles in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' involve a large pool of water in contact with live wires. Gordon must shut off the power source or else suffer severe damage should he find himself swimming.
8th Oct '17 2:59:34 AM beergood
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* The SoBadItsGood horror movie ''Shriek of the Mutilated'' has an incredibly contrived version. After a man has a psychotic break and murders a woman via SlashedThroat, he goes to wash off the blood and calm down in the bath tub... only for it to be revealed that the woman is NotQuiteDead, as she slooooowly crawls across the living room pushing a toaster in front of her, reaches the bathroom, plugs it in, and with her last strength lifts it into the bathtub, killing him.
22nd Sep '17 11:48:51 PM foxley
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* ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'': In a flashback in "Identity Crisis", a young boy seemingly kills his abusive, schizophrenic mother by pushing an electric heater into her bath. [[spoiler:It was actually an accident, but he took responsibility for it]].
19th Aug '17 7:37:55 PM SAMAS
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->''"If there's one thing I know about radios and dryers, you'' never ''use them around baths or showers!"''

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->''"If there's one thing I know about radios and dryers, you'' never ''use you '''never''' use them around baths or showers!"''
20th Jun '17 1:55:00 PM Vir
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* Done on ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'' in the episode "Waking Quinn". Stormy drops a high powered hair dryer into a pool which electrocutes Quinn, causing him to experience lots of odd hallucinations. He did it [[HanlonsRazor not out of malice, but out of stupidity]]. Later, when Quinn wakes up, Stormy tries to revive him with a [[MagicalDefibrillator defibrillator]] (by putting it directly in the water, away from Quinn himself), then shows him his "bitchin'" homemade Tesla coil.

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* Done on ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab 2021}}'' ''WesternAnimation/Sealab2021'' in the episode "Waking Quinn". Stormy drops a high powered hair dryer into a pool which electrocutes Quinn, causing him to experience lots of odd hallucinations. He did it [[HanlonsRazor not out of malice, but out of stupidity]]. Later, when Quinn wakes up, Stormy tries to revive him with a [[MagicalDefibrillator defibrillator]] (by putting it directly in the water, away from Quinn himself), then shows him his "bitchin'" homemade Tesla coil.



* Happens to Characters/DonaldDuck in the WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} ''How to Have an Accident in the Home''. In this case, though, the water and toaster are two seperate accidents. For the bathtub, he's both using an electric razor and tuning into a radio near the tub at the same time, promptly getting zapped. As for the toaster, he's foolishly ramming a knife inside hoping that it'll fix it.

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* Happens to Characters/DonaldDuck in the WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} ''How to Have an Accident in the Home''. In this case, though, the water and toaster are two seperate separate accidents. For the bathtub, he's both using an electric razor and tuning into a radio near the tub at the same time, promptly getting zapped. As for the toaster, he's foolishly ramming a knife inside hoping that it'll fix it.



** One cutaway gag revolves around Peters bad job babysitting a neighbors kid, where he left the kid unattended in a full tub, and left a ton of dangerous things lying around the bath, among them a plugged-in hair dryer. He then ''shut off the lights'' and went home.

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** One cutaway gag revolves around Peters Peter's bad job babysitting a neighbors neighbor's kid, where he left the kid unattended in a full tub, tub and left a ton of dangerous things lying around the bath, among them a plugged-in hair dryer. He then ''shut off the lights'' and went home.



* In ''WesternAnimation/Ben102016'', Frightwig attempts to kill a pool full of people by dropping a laptop into it before Ben as Fourarms grabs it.



* Interestingly, water in its pure form won't readily act as a conductor. In fact water is a pretty good insulator. Unfortunately, water is also a great solvent...this means that there's almost always some minerals and/or other salts dissolved within. It's these salts that readily conduct electricity. Even if you took a bath in pure H2O, the moment you dipped your toe in the tub, the salts and other contaminants on you skin have doomed your fate!

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* Interestingly, water in its pure form won't readily act as a conductor. In fact fact, water is a pretty good insulator. Unfortunately, water is also a great solvent...this means that there's almost always some minerals and/or other salts dissolved within. It's these salts that readily conduct electricity. Even if you took a bath in pure H2O, the moment you dipped your toe in the tub, the salts and other contaminants on you your skin have doomed your fate!
4th May '17 2:13:33 PM SilentStranger
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* ''PennyArcade'' had a strip parodying the comic tie-ins for ''FreedomForce''. Gabe gets an electric shock from an arcade machine when lightning strikes, and later talks about how "he got these powers for a reason". Tycho then points out that he didnt get any superpowers, he just stood in a puddle of Pepsi and got a shock from one of the arcade games.
--> '''Gabe''': Yes, but for a ''reason'' though!


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** One cutaway gag revolves around Peters bad job babysitting a neighbors kid, where he left the kid unattended in a full tub, and left a ton of dangerous things lying around the bath, among them a plugged-in hair dryer. He then ''shut off the lights'' and went home.
10th Mar '17 1:47:50 AM foxley
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* ''ComicBook/HackSlash'': In ''Girls Gone Dead'', Father Wrath tries to kill a group of 'sinners' by tossing a television into their hot tub. Vlad manages to slow him down long enough for most of them to get out.
26th Feb '17 10:46:06 AM nombretomado
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* According to both HunterSThompson and other friends of Oscar Zeta Acosta, the bathtub scene in ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'' was loosely based on an actual event, though it didn't take place during either of their trips to Las Vegas.

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* According to both HunterSThompson Creator/HunterSThompson and other friends of Oscar Zeta Acosta, the bathtub scene in ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'' was loosely based on an actual event, though it didn't take place during either of their trips to Las Vegas.
14th Nov '16 9:33:30 PM foxley
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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': Used as a murder method in two episodes; "Sticks and Stones" and "Unauthorized Obituary"

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* ''Series/MurderSheWrote'': Used as a murder method in two three episodes; "Sticks and Stones" and Stones", "Unauthorized Obituary"Obituary" and "The Phantom Killer".
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