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14th Aug '16 6:20:11 PM Swicket
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** In the episode "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E11Gingerbread Gingerbread]]", the bottle used to knock out Buffy, helpfully labeled (in uppercase bold letters, with nothing else on the label) "CHLOROFORM".
1st Jul '16 12:31:38 PM WillyFourEyes
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* Averted pretty much entirely through Franchise/StarTrek's run. The Original Series simply omitted labels on buttons and such entirely. In the spin-off series, they were labeled with in-jokes, vague terms, and most often with a few random numbers. By the time [=DS9=] and Voyager came around, the panels and buttons were shown using actual screens and the labels started becoming a little more descriptive. It helped that television quality had advanced to the point that people stood a good chance of being able to read them at that point.

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* Averted pretty much entirely through Franchise/StarTrek's ''Franchise/StarTrek[='=]s'' run. [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries The Original Series Series]] simply omitted labels on buttons and such entirely. In the spin-off series, they were labeled with in-jokes, vague terms, and most often with a few random numbers. By the time [=DS9=] ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]]'' and Voyager ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'' came around, the panels and buttons were shown using actual screens and the labels started becoming a little more descriptive. It helped that television quality had advanced to the point that people stood a good chance of being able to read them at that point.
5th May '16 6:30:25 PM billybobfred
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* Anybody who buys a label maker is, in many jurisdictions, legally obligated to label the label maker itself right off. And everything else around them. For about a week.

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* Anybody who buys a label maker is, [[BlatantLies in many jurisdictions, legally obligated obligated]] to label the label maker itself right off. And everything else around them. For about a week.
14th Feb '16 3:34:08 PM eroock
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* A variant used in ''Film/{{Memento}}'', when the main character has to carry polaroids of everyone with labels like "Don't believe his lies" because he is unable to form any long-term memories.

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* A justified variant used in ''Film/{{Memento}}'', when the main character has to carry polaroids of everyone with labels like "Don't believe his lies" because he is unable to form any long-term memories.
12th Jan '16 10:53:21 AM DaibhidC
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** ''Series/DoctorWho''
* Lampshaded in the episode "The Age of Steel": Mickey and Jake are looking for the transmitter controls, and Mickey asks what it looks like. Jake responds sarcastically that it'll have a sign with "Transmitter Controls" in big red letters on it. It does.
* In the very early serial "The Edge of Destruction" (and only there), the TARDIS console has a Fast Return Switch. You can tell [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/tardis/images/3/33/Fast_return_switch.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110530121945 because it has "Fast Return Switch" scrawled above it in felt tip]].

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** * ''Series/DoctorWho''
* ** Lampshaded in the episode "The Age of Steel": Mickey and Jake are looking for the transmitter controls, and Mickey asks what it looks like. Jake responds sarcastically that it'll have a sign with "Transmitter Controls" in big red letters on it. It does.
* ** In the very early serial "The Edge of Destruction" (and only there), the TARDIS console has a Fast Return Switch. You can tell [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/tardis/images/3/33/Fast_return_switch.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110530121945 because it has "Fast Return Switch" scrawled above it in felt tip]].
12th Jan '16 10:53:07 AM DaibhidC
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* Lampshaded in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Age of Steel": Mickey and Jake are looking for the transmitter controls, and Mickey asks what it looks like. Jake responds sarcastically that it'll have a sign with "Transmitter Controls" in big red letters on it. It does.

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** ''Series/DoctorWho''
* Lampshaded in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Age of Steel": Mickey and Jake are looking for the transmitter controls, and Mickey asks what it looks like. Jake responds sarcastically that it'll have a sign with "Transmitter Controls" in big red letters on it. It does.does.
* In the very early serial "The Edge of Destruction" (and only there), the TARDIS console has a Fast Return Switch. You can tell [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/tardis/images/3/33/Fast_return_switch.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110530121945 because it has "Fast Return Switch" scrawled above it in felt tip]].
7th Sep '15 9:31:21 PM trulymadmoves
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In ''Literature/TheHost'', after the souls take over human civilization, just about everything has a large, obvious label on it, made even more helpful by the fact that all of their products have ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin kind of names (for example, there are two medical salves called simply "Heal" and "No Pain").
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6th Jul '15 5:29:54 PM nombretomado
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* Everything -- and we mean ''everything'' -- in ''LookAroundYou'', with those embossed red stickers that used to be used in laboratories. In one CreditsGag, a male scientist presents a female scientist (played by Sarah Alexander of ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' fame) a ''box of chocolates'' labelled in this way, which included one item purporting to be sulphur.

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* Everything -- and we mean ''everything'' -- in ''LookAroundYou'', ''Series/LookAroundYou'', with those embossed red stickers that used to be used in laboratories. In one CreditsGag, a male scientist presents a female scientist (played by Sarah Alexander of ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' fame) a ''box of chocolates'' labelled in this way, which included one item purporting to be sulphur.
21st May '15 10:15:42 AM randomsurfer
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* On an episode of ''Wrestling/{{Smackdown}}'' Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys steal Wrestling/ChrisJericho's gear which includes a balm to be used on one's posterior, which is labelled "ASS CREAM" in big letters.
18th Apr '15 10:47:23 AM ThorennG
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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=813 these are]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1057 sometimes used]] during Q&A segments.
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