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24th Apr '17 1:59:16 PM RustyBill
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* [[Creator/RobertAHeinlein Robert A. Heinlein's]] novella ''MagicInc'' includes a witch riding a broom the proper way.
** Another Heinlein novella, ''{{Literature/Waldo}}'', has antigravity vehicles that consist of a horizontal cylinder (containing the mechanisms) with power receptor antennae at the rear. When mounted in a transparent hull, they resemble flying broomsticks, and are referred to as such.
24th Apr '17 1:33:38 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Double-subversion in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'': Sakura does not ride a broomstick, but she uses her MagicWand like this after she captures the Fly card.

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* Double-subversion in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'': Sakura does not ride a broomstick, but she uses her MagicWand like this after she captures the Fly card.card [[spoiler: until she upgrades it into a Sakura card [[PowerGivesYouWings and it lets her grow wing]].]]


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* A ''Manga/GhostSweeperMikami'' episode was about two flying brooms built centuries ago by Doctor Chaos. [[spoiler: They have a tragic backstory, as they belonged to a páir of StarCrossedLovers whose souls are bound to them.]]
23rd Apr '17 8:45:35 AM dsneybuf
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* Winnie from ''Webcomic/FreeSpirit'' has a broom that can quickly fly people to anywhere in the world, and also turn them invisible while traveling.

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* Winnie from ''Webcomic/FreeSpirit'' ''Webcomic/FreeSpirit2014'' has a broom that can quickly fly people to anywhere in the world, and also turn them invisible while traveling.
17th Mar '17 5:34:47 AM Phys101
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As brooms [[DifficultButAwesome aren't exactly designed]] to be ridden upon. Riding one would require really good balance so as not to fall off, especially when really high up. Prospective witches and warlocks should also try not to land wrong while sitting on their brooms either or you'll end up [[GroinAttack "Riding the Rail"]] if you know what I mean.

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As brooms [[DifficultButAwesome aren't exactly designed]] to be ridden upon. Riding one would require really good balance so as not to fall off, especially when really high up. Prospective witches and warlocks should also try not to land wrong while sitting on their brooms either or you'll end up [[GroinAttack "Riding the Rail"]] if you know what I mean.
mean. At some point, witches were portrayed as riding the brooms side-saddle, similar to how women traditionally rode horseback.



** {{Defictionalization}}: Mattel briefly produced a battery-powered Harry Potter broomstick. This vibrating toy was popular with young girls -- it could ''really'' make them "fly". No wonder it was swiftly recalled.

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** {{Defictionalization}}: Mattel briefly [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime produced a battery-powered Harry Potter broomstick. broomstick]]. This vibrating toy was popular with young girls -- it could ''really'' make them "fly".[[DoubleEntendre "fly"]]. No wonder it was swiftly recalled.
17th Feb '17 2:24:43 PM Malady
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* ''VideoGame/TheMaidOfFairewellHeights'': On examining the broomstick in the Magic room, Marshmallow says:
--> "A witch's broom! I wonder if I can fly on this?"
16th Feb '17 6:11:40 PM AthenaBlue
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* At least one episode of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' has her on a flying vacuum cleaner.
* ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'' had a spin on this, hoverbikes that transformed from brooms. There was also a MagicCarpet for the SixthRanger.
* In ''Series/HRPufnstuf'', Witchiepoo drove a broomstick-like vehicle called the Vroom Broom that included a sidecar.

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* At least one episode of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' has Lampshaded in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' when a Wiccan group at Willow's college complain about this being a "[[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad non-empowering stereotype]]". Sure enough Tara is seen faking a smile when Dawn gives her on a flying vacuum cleaner.
* ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'' had a spin on this, hoverbikes that transformed from brooms. There was also a MagicCarpet
broom for the SixthRanger.
* In ''Series/HRPufnstuf'', Witchiepoo drove a broomstick-like vehicle called the Vroom Broom that included a sidecar.
her birthday in "Family".



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E2TheShakespeareCode "The Shakespeare Code"]], Lilith, a witch-like alien called a Carrionite, departs an inn by murdering the landlady and stealing her broom as an escape vehicle. Martha sees her flying away.
* In ''Series/HRPufnstuf'', Witchiepoo drove a broomstick-like vehicle called the Vroom Broom that included a sidecar.
* ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger'' had a spin on this, hoverbikes that transformed from brooms. There was also a MagicCarpet for the SixthRanger.



* Lampshaded in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' when a Wiccan group at Willow's college complain about this being a "[[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad non-empowering stereotype]]". Sure enough Tara is seen faking a smile when Dawn gives her a broom for her birthday in "Family".

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* Lampshaded in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' when a Wiccan group at Willow's college complain about this being a "[[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad non-empowering stereotype]]". Sure enough Tara is seen faking a smile when Dawn gives At least one episode of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' has her on a broom for her birthday in "Family".flying vacuum cleaner.



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* ''Webcomic/KillSixBillionDemons'': Minor character Layla Brimstone does this with her ''rifle'' because she's a [[MageMarksman Gun Witch]].



* Creator/HannaBarbera's ''WesternAnimation/WinsomeWitch''.
* The WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes character Witch Hazel uses a flying broom. One cartoon featuring her has a gag about Hazel taking her ''sweeping'' broom by mistake.
** In ''Bewitched Bunny'', Literature/HanselAndGretel -- having been warned off by WesternAnimation/BugsBunny -- jeer at Witch Hazel as they're departing her cottage: "Ahhh, your mother rides a vacuum cleaner!"

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* Creator/HannaBarbera's ''WesternAnimation/WinsomeWitch''.
* The WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes character Witch Hazel uses a flying broom. One cartoon featuring her has a gag about Hazel taking her ''sweeping'' broom by mistake.
**
In ''Bewitched Bunny'', Literature/HanselAndGretel -- having been warned off by WesternAnimation/BugsBunny -- jeer at Witch Hazel as they're departing her cottage: "Ahhh, your mother rides a vacuum cleaner!"''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' the witches in the Neitherworld use broomsticks to fly around. Beetlejuice and Lydia too when they impersonate witches in order to save Lydia's cat from them.



* {{Lampshade|Hanging}} in the 4Kids dub of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' when Tecna says, "Real witches don't ride brooms, Zing. You've been watching too many of Bloom's Earth [=DVDs=]."



* From ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'', Madam Razz has a flying, talking broomstick with anthropomorphic face and arms named... Broom.

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* From ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'', Madam Razz The ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' character Witch Hazel uses a flying broom. One cartoon featuring her has a flying, talking broomstick gag about Hazel taking her ''sweeping'' broom by mistake.
** In ''Bewitched Bunny'', Literature/HanselAndGretel -- having been warned off by WesternAnimation/BugsBunny -- jeer at Witch Hazel as they're departing her cottage: "Ahhh, your mother rides a vacuum cleaner!"
* Witches in ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' are seen flying in broomsticks in episodes "If I Were a Witch Man" and "Kitty-Cornered".
* ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaAndTheGroovieGoolies'': Sabrina's ride had a big cushioned eggshell-like seat
with anthropomorphic face and arms named... Broom.a flower on top. (Aunt Zelda flew a vacuum cleaner.)
* Bristle in ''The Scarecrow'' is a flying broom who just so happens to belong to Miss Bee Bee. At the end of the film Miss Bee Bee creates a female broom so that he can have a dance partner.



* ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaAndTheGroovieGoolies'': Sabrina's ride had a big cushioned eggshell-like seat with a flower on top. (Aunt Zelda flew a vacuum cleaner.)
* Bristle in The Scarecrow is a flying broom who just so happens to belong to Miss Bee Bee. At the end of the film Miss Bee Bee creates a female broom so that he can have a dance partner.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaAndTheGroovieGoolies'': Sabrina's ride had From ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'', Madam Razz has a big cushioned eggshell-like seat flying, talking broomstick with a flower on top. (Aunt Zelda flew a vacuum cleaner.)
* Bristle in The Scarecrow is a flying broom who just so happens to belong to Miss Bee Bee. At the end of the film Miss Bee Bee creates a female broom so that he can have a dance partner.
anthropomorphic face and arms named... Broom.



* Played with in the 'WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' one-reeler The Flying Sorceress. While cleaning up a mess he made, Tom finds am 'Help Wanted' ad in the paper. He follows up on the ad, to find the ad was placed by a witch. When he takes her broom for a joyride, the witch punishes him by enchanting the broom to shake hiom through - which causes Tom to wake up clinging to his home broom and realize it was AllJustADream. He then seats himself on the (mundane) broom he's using to clean, kicks it like a motorbike ... and the broom comes to life and flies away with him.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' the witches in the Neitherworld use broomsticks to fly around. Beetlejuice and Lydia too when they impersonate witches in order to save Lydia's cat from them.
* Witches in ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' are seen flying in broomsticks in episodes "If I Were a Witch Man" and "Kitty-Cornered".

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* Played with in the 'WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' one-reeler The Flying Sorceress. While cleaning up a mess he made, Tom finds am 'Help Wanted' ad in the paper. He follows up on the ad, to find the ad was placed by a witch. When he takes her broom for a joyride, the witch punishes him by enchanting the broom to shake hiom through - which causes Tom to wake up clinging to his home broom and realize it was AllJustADream. He then seats himself on the (mundane) broom he's using to clean, kicks it like a motorbike ... and the broom comes to life and flies away with him.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' Creator/HannaBarbera's ''WesternAnimation/WinsomeWitch''.
* {{Lampshade|Hanging}} in
the 4Kids dub of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' when Tecna says, "Real witches in the Neitherworld use broomsticks to fly around. Beetlejuice and Lydia don't ride brooms, Zing. You've been watching too when they impersonate witches in order to save Lydia's cat from them.
* Witches in ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' are seen flying in broomsticks in episodes "If I Were a Witch Man" and "Kitty-Cornered".
many of Bloom's Earth [=DVDs=]."
7th Feb '17 3:07:51 PM jormis29
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* Makoto in ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Manga/FlyingWitch Flying Witch]]'' complains that "Flying for a long time really hurts my but and groin." Her senior-witch sister Akane laughs and points out that "A lot of people think they're riding the brooms," but "The secret is you don't ride the broom. You're actually supposed to levitate yourself too." That explains how witches can ride a broomstick without agony, or having to ride sidesaddle.

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* Makoto in ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Manga/FlyingWitch Flying Witch]]'' ''Manga/FlyingWitch'' complains that "Flying for a long time really hurts my but and groin." Her senior-witch sister Akane laughs and points out that "A lot of people think they're riding the brooms," but "The secret is you don't ride the broom. You're actually supposed to levitate yourself too." That explains how witches can ride a broomstick without agony, or having to ride sidesaddle.
6th Feb '17 7:34:13 PM xanthopinna
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* Makoto in ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Manga/FlyingWitch Flying Witch]]'' complains that "Flying for a long time really hurts my but and groin." Her senior-witch sister Akane laughs and points out that "A lot of people think they're riding the brooms," but "The secret is you don't ride the broom. You're actually supposed to levitate yourself too." That explains how witches can ride a broomstick without agony, or having to ride sidesaddle.
20th Jan '17 2:47:58 PM Gatordragon24
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* Evie the Winter Witch from ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' can fly around on her ice staff like a broomstick.
13th Jan '17 12:27:46 AM Luppercus
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' the witches in the Neitherworld use broomsticks to fly around. Beetlejuice and Lydia too when they impersonate witches in order to save Lydia's cat from them.
* Witches in ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' are seen flying in broomsticks in episodes "If I Were a Witch Man" and "Kitty-Cornered".
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