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18th May '16 3:05:24 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* There's an episode of ''NewsRadio'' where Matthew and Beth end up house-sitting for Bill, and his apartment is much like this, complete with mood music and rotating bed that activate once the lights are turned on. Matthew being... well, Matthew, he's quickly swept up into the "mystique" of the apartment and tries to put the mack on Beth. In the end, it turns out to be not Bill's apartment but his neighbor's.

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* There's an episode of ''NewsRadio'' ''Series/NewsRadio'' where Matthew and Beth end up house-sitting for Bill, and his apartment is much like this, complete with mood music and rotating bed that activate once the lights are turned on. Matthew being... well, Matthew, he's quickly swept up into the "mystique" of the apartment and tries to put the mack on Beth. In the end, it turns out to be not Bill's apartment but his neighbor's.
22nd Apr '16 2:36:02 PM eroock
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* ''The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe'' - a femme fatale spy has one of these places, where she invites the title character, a violinist who is mistaken for a spy. As her superiors watch on closed-circuit tv, she goes to change, and he kicks back on the couch with a cigarette, which he promptly drops underneath him - as he flails around manically to retrieve it he hits a switch which opens the couch into a big comfy bed. His watchers admire his smooth technique.

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* ''The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe'' - In ''Film/TheTallBlondManWithOneBlackShoe'', a femme fatale spy has one of these places, where she invites the title character, a violinist who is mistaken for a spy.MistakenForSpies. As her superiors watch on closed-circuit tv, she goes to change, and he kicks back on the couch with a cigarette, which he promptly drops underneath him - as he flails around manically to retrieve it he hits a switch which opens the couch into a big comfy bed. His watchers admire his smooth technique.
24th Jul '15 8:54:13 AM johnnyfog
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* Ponch's waterfront apartment (a bit [[FriendsRentControl expensive]] for a highway patrolman]]) on ''{{Series/CHiPs}}'' is like a primer on how to be a stud in California.

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* Ponch's waterfront apartment (a bit [[FriendsRentControl expensive]] for a highway patrolman]]) patrolman) on ''{{Series/CHiPs}}'' is like a primer on how to be a stud in California.
24th Jul '15 8:53:59 AM johnnyfog
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* Ponch's watetfront apartment (a bit [[FriendsRentControl expensive]] for a highway patrolman]]) on ''{{Series/CHiPs}}'' is like a primer on how to be a stud in California.

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* Ponch's watetfront waterfront apartment (a bit [[FriendsRentControl expensive]] for a highway patrolman]]) on ''{{Series/CHiPs}}'' is like a primer on how to be a stud in California.
23rd Jul '15 9:34:59 PM johnnyfog
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* Ponch's watetfront apartment (a bit [[FriendsRentControl expensive]] for a highway patrolman]]) on ''{{Series/CHiPs}}'' is like a primer on how to be a stud in California.
-->'''[[http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/33459/chips-the-complete-second-season/ Paul Mavis]]''': First, get a job as a Highway Patrolman (flash rig, [[HotCop sweet uniform]], gun). Next, get an apartment down at the Marina. Next, get a waterbed (loosely filled for that "ocean motion" effect), restore a Trans Am that you picked up as a wreck (actually, get your partner Jon [[RidiculouslyAverageGuy who has no life]] to fix it up for you), and then have your partner help you move your stuff in, including your [[Music/TheCarpenters Carpenter]] records (they're prominently on display, to let the chicks know Ponch is sensitive). Throw in some ferns and smoked glass, and watch the chicks roll in.
11th Jul '15 10:37:57 AM VMacek
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* ''The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe'' - a femme fatale spy has one of these places, where she invites the title character, a violinist who is mistaken for a spy. As her superiors watch on closed-circuit tv, she goes to change, and he kicks back on the couch with a cigarette, which he promptly drops underneath him - as he flails around manically to retrieve it he hits a switch which opens the couch into a big comfy bed. His watchers admire his smooth technique.
11th Jul '15 10:32:22 AM VMacek
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* In ''The Bobo'', Peter Sellers and Britt Ekland go to a resort designed for romantic encounters - the concierge, dressed like Louis XIV, demonstrates the amenities with a handheld control panel for ambient music, a ceiling-mounted tv, and a large bed that folds out from the wall.
15th Apr '15 3:12:22 AM Pastykake
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* RockHudson had one or two in his movies, and it was spoofed in the movie ''Film/DownWithLove''.

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* RockHudson had Creator/RockHudson has one or two in his movies, and it was is spoofed in the movie ''Film/DownWithLove''.
15th Apr '15 3:10:31 AM Pastykake
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Bob's bachelor pad looks pretty decent, almost like a model home. Of course that's just for when most people come over. Bob either hired GadgeteerGenius or is one himself, and has rigged up his house better than [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] ever dreamed. Yet Bob isn't Q from the ''Film/JamesBond'' stories. He's a [[CasanovaWannabe cad]], and his home is rigged with the latest mechanical ways to [[FetishFuel get a woman in the mood]], from a luxurious bed from secret corners, to romantic music at the flip of a switch.

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Bob's bachelor pad looks pretty decent, almost like a model home. Of course course, that's just for when most people come over. Bob either hired a GadgeteerGenius or is one himself, and has rigged up his house better than [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] ever dreamed. Yet dreamed of doing. Yet, Bob isn't Q from the ''Film/JamesBond'' stories. He's a [[CasanovaWannabe cad]], and his home is rigged with the latest mechanical ways to [[FetishFuel get a woman in the mood]], from a luxurious bed from secret corners, to romantic music at the flip of a switch.



The trope name is a {{Portmanteau}} of Feng Shui - the ancient Chinese art of decorating and not letting evil spirits into your house - and "SCHWING", the sound [[WaynesWorld Wayne and Garth]] make whenever they see an attractive woman.

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The trope name is a {{Portmanteau}} of Feng Shui - the ancient Chinese art of decorating and not letting evil spirits into your house - and "SCHWING", the sound [[WaynesWorld [[Film/WaynesWorld Wayne and Garth]] make whenever they see an attractive woman.




* In ''EurekaSeven'', Matthew and Moondoggie are seen Feng Schwinging Renton's room in order to help him and Eureka reach past first base. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Holland is not amused]].

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\n* In ''EurekaSeven'', ''Anime/EurekaSeven'', Matthew and Moondoggie are seen Feng Schwinging Renton's room in order to help him and Eureka reach past first base. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Holland is not amused]].
amused]].




* RockHudson had one or two in his movies, and it was spoofed in the movie ''DownWithLove''.
* Austin Powers' jet in ''AustinPowers: International Man of Mystery'': revolving bed and music. "Do I make you randy, baby?"
* The Russian assassin Olga Bariosova fixed up Inspector Clouseau's bedroom like this at the end of ''ThePinkPanther Strikes Again'': bed folding out of the wall and music. "I gave Cato the night off."
* In the Matt Helm movie ''The Wrecking Crew'' (1969), a ''female'' character (the Gypsy Lola Medina) had a room like this (including mood lighting) which she used to try to seduce Mr. Helm.

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\n* RockHudson had one or two in his movies, and it was spoofed in the movie ''DownWithLove''.
''Film/DownWithLove''.
* Austin Powers' Powers's jet in ''AustinPowers: ''Film/AustinPowers: International Man of Mystery'': revolving bed and music. "Do I make you randy, baby?"
* The Russian assassin Olga Bariosova fixed fixes up Inspector Clouseau's bedroom like this at the end of ''ThePinkPanther ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther Strikes Again'': bed folding out of the wall and music. "I gave Cato the night off."
* In the Matt Helm movie ''The Wrecking Crew'' (1969), a ''female'' character (the Gypsy Lola Medina) had has a room like this (including mood lighting) which she used uses to try to seduce Mr. Helm.



* [[HandsomeLech Eric "Otter" Stratton]] in ''AnimalHouse'' had his room this way which was humorous both for being the only non messy place in the house and for being so obviously a "bachelor pad" of this type.

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* [[HandsomeLech Eric "Otter" Stratton]] in ''AnimalHouse'' had ''Film/AnimalHouse'' has his room this way way, which was is humorous both for being the only non messy non-messy place in the house and for being so obviously a "bachelor pad" of this type.



* In ''MarsAttacks'' Martin Short’s character, the sleazy spin doctor to the president, takes a Martian disguised as a woman to a secret one of these in the White House-- and refers to it as the 'Kennedy Room'.

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* In ''MarsAttacks'' ''Film/MarsAttacks'' Martin Short’s character, the sleazy spin doctor to the president, takes a Martian disguised as a woman to a secret one of these in the White House-- and House--and refers to it as the 'Kennedy Room'.
"Kennedy Room."






* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novel ''The Taint'', [[ChivalrousPervert Fitz]] clearly ''wishes'' his scuzzy little flat was like this. He just has a "sleazily red" lightbulb in his bedroom, which Sam (who he's on a bit of a date with at the time) makes fun of him for. He says it's his "relaxation bulb" and swaps it out for a normal one.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures novel ''The Taint'', [[ChivalrousPervert Fitz]] clearly ''wishes'' his scuzzy little flat was were like this. He just has a "sleazily red" lightbulb in his bedroom, which Sam (who (whom he's on a bit of a date with at the time) makes fun of him for. He says it's his "relaxation bulb" and swaps it out for a normal one.
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' spoofed this even more with Glen Quagmire's house. He seems to have [[MurphysBed Murphy bed]]s built into every [[strike:wall]] item in his house. ''Everything'' popped out a bed when Cleveland was chasing him with a bat. Stereo, refrigerator, and...bed.

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\n* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' spoofed spoofs this even more with Glen Quagmire's house. He seems to have [[MurphysBed Murphy bed]]s built into every [[strike:wall]] item in his house. ''Everything'' popped pops out a bed when Cleveland was is chasing him with a bat. Stereo, refrigerator, and...bed.



* Zapp Brannigan of ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' called his the Lovenasium. He needed it because he suffered from a very sexy learning disability: "Sexlexia".
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', the entire ''mayor's office'' was one of these. Complete with dancing girls descending from cages in the ceiling.
* In ''KingOfTheHill'', Hank Hill goes to get treatment from masseuse John Redcorn. Unlike most of [[FullNameBasis John Redcorn's]] (AlwaysFemale) clients, he actually ''needs'' it. ...The room is set up to automatically activate make-out music and mood lighting. Which can't be turned off ever.

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* Zapp Brannigan of ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' called ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' calls his the Lovenasium. He needed needs it because he suffered suffers from a very sexy learning disability: "Sexlexia".
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', the entire ''mayor's office'' was is one of these. Complete these, complete with dancing girls descending from cages in the ceiling.
* In ''KingOfTheHill'', ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Hank Hill goes to get treatment from masseuse masseur John Redcorn. Unlike most of [[FullNameBasis John Redcorn's]] (AlwaysFemale) clients, he actually ''needs'' it. ...The room is set up to automatically activate make-out music and mood lighting. Which lighting, which can't be turned off ever.
off, ever.
28th Mar '15 6:34:40 PM nombretomado
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* ''FamilyGuy'' spoofed this even more with Glen Quagmire's house. He seems to have [[MurphysBed Murphy bed]]s built into every [[strike:wall]] item in his house. ''Everything'' popped out a bed when Cleveland was chasing him with a bat. Stereo, refrigerator, and...bed.

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* ''FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' spoofed this even more with Glen Quagmire's house. He seems to have [[MurphysBed Murphy bed]]s built into every [[strike:wall]] item in his house. ''Everything'' popped out a bed when Cleveland was chasing him with a bat. Stereo, refrigerator, and...bed.
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