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26th Mar '18 1:50:23 PM Myuphrid
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* ''VideoGame/Fallout3'': exploring Olney Powerworks, the [[PlayerCharacter Lone Wanderer]] will likely come across a stack of metro tickets on someone's desk, with a couple of pool balls on top - and considering that the Lone Wanderer is probably the first person to enter the building since the Great War, that means this stack has stood for a good 200 years. But pick up any of the other items on the desk and the venerable structure will surely crumble.
26th Nov '17 9:57:27 AM BoukenDutch
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TheLoudHouse'' episode "The Crying Dame", Lincoln's card house suffers this fate.
29th Aug '17 11:40:33 AM Knight20
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' this happens to Alex in the season 2 intro.
10th Aug '17 5:12:56 PM PaulA
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* A RunningGag in ''Film/TheToy'' is U.S.'s elaborate domino maze getting knocked over accidentally.

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* A RunningGag In ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', the sultan is stacking some tiny statuettes when Jafar slams open the door and they fall down.
* ''Disney/MickeysChristmasCarol'' has Scrooge counting his money, piling the coins into tall thin stacks as he basically dumps Belle. She storms out, toppling the piles
in ''Film/TheToy'' is U.S.'s elaborate mid-count.
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* A RunningGag in ''Film/TheToy'' is U.S.'s elaborate domino maze getting knocked over accidentally.
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* Bigweld's domino layout in ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}''.



* ''Disney/MickeysChristmasCarol'' has Scrooge counting his money, piling the coins into tall thin stacks as he basically dumps Belle. She storms out, toppling the piles in mid-count.



* In ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', the sultan is stacking some tiny statuettes when Jafar slams open the door and they fall down.
10th Aug '17 5:10:46 PM PaulA
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* ''WesternAnimation/TennesseeTuxedoAndHisTales'': In the episode "Lamplighters", Mr. Livingstone is seen putting the finishing touches on a model of the Empire State Building made entirely out of toothpicks. As he stands back to admire it, remarking that it's taken an entire year to build, Flunkey barges into the room and bumps into him, pushing him into the model, which is destroyed.
28th Jul '17 6:26:10 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* A RunningGag in ''Film/TheToy'' is U.S.'s elaborate domino maze getting knocked over accidentally.
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9th Apr '17 1:48:17 PM Evalana
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'' opens with Cedric using a spell to build one of these, only to have it collapse when his concentration is broken.
4th Apr '17 2:47:36 PM margdean56
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' sees Snoopy watching Linus building such a house. As he gears up for a sneeze, Linus calls out, '''"Turn your head! Turn your head!!"''' Snoopy obliges, after which he lets out a big sneeze. The final panel shows the aftermath: Charlie Brown's ''own'' house of cards destroyed.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' sees Snoopy watching Linus building such a house. As he gears up for a sneeze, Linus calls out, '''"Turn your head! Turn your head!!"''' Snoopy obliges, after which he lets out a big sneeze. The final panel shows the aftermath: Charlie Brown's ''own'' ''Charlie Brown's'' house of cards destroyed.
5th Jan '17 3:18:46 AM anza_sb
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* In an ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'' skit, Ruby is building a house of cards, but it falls apart before she finished it because Weiss slams their dorm's door.
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16th Aug '16 11:19:48 PM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Banacek}}'': In "Fly Me -- If You Can Find Me", Felix is attempting to break the world record for the tallest house of cards. The whole thing comes tumbling down when Banacek calls him, and Felix realises that he has built the house of cards over the top of the phone.
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