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6th Jan '18 11:52:03 AM Malady
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* Meg, from the ''MegAndMog'' children's book series, rides a broomstick.

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* Meg, from the ''MegAndMog'' ''Literature/MegAndMog'' children's book series, rides a broomstick.



* [[Creator/RobertAHeinlein Robert A. Heinlein's]] novella ''MagicInc'' includes a witch riding a broom the proper way.

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* [[Creator/RobertAHeinlein Robert A. Heinlein's]] novella ''MagicInc'' Heinlein]]:
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* ''Literature/PrincessesOfThePizzaParlor'': Witch princess Bianca has a broom she can fly on, but it is really expensive, five times the value any heirloom the other princesses had.


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* ''VideoGame/KhimeraDestroyAllMonsterGirls'': Ending a level while wearing the Witch costume has Chelshia riding the broom, which floats, as the ending animation.
4th Jan '18 4:37:55 PM ProfessorDetective
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Upright vacuum cleaners are a modern subversion of the broom idea; and atleast one show moved on to a witch flying on ''Roombas'', as an ultra-modern broom.

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Upright vacuum cleaners are a modern subversion of the broom idea; and atleast at least one show moved on to a witch flying on ''Roombas'', as an ultra-modern broom.



* During the Fantasia arc of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' , the party meets an attractive (but agressive) witch Morda who rides flying broomstick casually. Isidro is quick to note how impressive it is to see a "actual witch" just to annoy the group's resident non-flying witch Schierke.

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* During the Fantasia arc of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' , the party meets an attractive (but agressive) aggressive) witch Morda who rides flying broomstick casually. Isidro is quick to note how impressive it is to see a "actual witch" just to annoy the group's resident non-flying witch Schierke.



* A variation in the ''[[Creator/RumikoTakahashi Rumic Theater]]'' story "One Hundred Years of Love". Ninety-year-old Risa Hoshino gains weird telekinetic powers after a near-death experience, and then can fly by riding a ''crutch''. She doesn't really need it, but it helps her stand up once she reaches the ground. Note also that since she's a {{Miniature Senior Citizen|s}}, the crutch is twice as tall as her.

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* A variation in the ''[[Creator/RumikoTakahashi Rumic Theater]]'' story "One Hundred Years of Love". Ninety-year-old Risa Hoshino gains weird telekinetic powers after a near-death experience, and then they can fly by riding a ''crutch''. She doesn't really need it, but it helps her stand up once she reaches the ground. Note also that since she's a {{Miniature Senior Citizen|s}}, the crutch is twice as tall as her.



* The ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal sees two witches coming out of [[UsefulNotes/{{Russia}} Far Überwald]] who seek training in Lancre. Olga and Irena have a passion for flight. They develop into [[WrenchWench broomstick technomancers]] who seek to push the [[{{Magitek}} technomancy]] as far as it will (im)possibly go. Snapped up by Sam Vimes as prospects for the expanding Air Police and backed by his budget for R&D, they go to town. Vetinari, who needs an Air Force as counter to the uneasy realisation that Klatchians would have used magic carpets as a means of launching an airborne invasion, supports the two auburn-headed witches as they build an, er, ''Red Hair Force''. Elves - on fast manoevreable yarrow stalks - are also an airborne enemy to be shot down without pity where encountered. Innovations include a pretty much supersonic broom that they are banned from riding over the city because of its effect on windows. They have Dwarf technicians, the ''Messers Schmidt'', whose designs are code-named with prefixes like the ME-262 (the aforementioned broom that flies faster than Discworld sound) and the ME-110 (a two-seater mounting automatic crossbows fore and aft). A Dwarf from a Far Überwaldean clan called ''Mig Oyeff'' is adding his designs to the mix. The naming of souped-up high perfomance broomsticks, necessarily festooned with armaments, is indeed an, er, ''HurricaneOfPuns'' involving a couple of spitfire pilots... [[note]]The Red Air Force in W2 had an all-female night bomber wing called the ''Night Witches''. Russian women piloting aircraft to deadly effect. Hmm. how can this pun be used here...[[/note]]

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* The ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal sees two witches coming out of [[UsefulNotes/{{Russia}} Far Überwald]] who seek training in Lancre. Olga and Irena have a passion for flight. They develop into [[WrenchWench broomstick technomancers]] who seek to push the [[{{Magitek}} technomancy]] as far as it will (im)possibly go. Snapped up by Sam Vimes as prospects for the expanding Air Police and backed by his budget for R&D, they go to town. Vetinari, who needs an Air Force as a counter to the uneasy realisation realization that Klatchians would have used magic carpets as a means of launching an airborne invasion, supports the two auburn-headed witches as they build an, er, ''Red Hair Force''. Elves - on fast manoevreable fast, maneuverable yarrow stalks - are also an airborne enemy to be shot down without pity where encountered. Innovations include a pretty much supersonic broom that they are banned from riding over the city because of its effect on windows. They have Dwarf technicians, the ''Messers Schmidt'', whose designs are code-named with prefixes like the ME-262 (the aforementioned broom that flies faster than Discworld sound) and the ME-110 (a two-seater mounting automatic crossbows fore and aft). A Dwarf from a Far Überwaldean clan called ''Mig Oyeff'' is adding his designs to the mix. The naming of souped-up high perfomance high-performance broomsticks, necessarily festooned with armaments, is indeed an, er, ''HurricaneOfPuns'' involving a couple of spitfire Spitfire pilots... [[note]]The Red Air Force in W2 had an all-female night bomber wing called the ''Night Witches''. Russian women piloting aircraft to deadly effect. Hmm. how can this pun be used here...[[/note]]



* The Wicked Witch of the west rides one in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. (In [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz the original novel]] she carries an umbrella instead of the traditional broomstick, because her secret weakness is... well... water.)

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* The Wicked Witch of the west rides one in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. (In [[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz the original novel]] she carries an umbrella instead of the traditional broomstick, broomstick because her secret weakness is... well... water.)



* The ''Film/HarryPotter'' movies, of course, featuring everything from high-speed chases to sporting events mounted on the brooms. The actors have often noted that while the broomstick scenes look fun when you see them on screen, they were not fun to film. They were uncomfortable for the male actors (as Creator/DanielRadcliffe puts it, "certain very, very important organs are crushed") and tedious for everyone, since actual filming obviously consisted of spending hours sitting around in front of a [[ChromaKey blue screen or green screen]].

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* The ''Film/HarryPotter'' movies, of course, featuring everything from high-speed chases to sporting events mounted on the brooms. The actors have often noted that while the broomstick scenes look fun when you see them on screen, they were not fun to film. They were uncomfortable for the male actors (as Creator/DanielRadcliffe puts it, "certain very, very important organs are crushed") and tedious for everyone, everyone since actual filming obviously consisted of spending hours sitting around in front of a [[ChromaKey blue screen or green screen]].



* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' universe, flying broomsticks come in a variety of makes and models. Then there's the spells that go with them and a popular sport, Quidditch, that employs them.

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* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' universe, flying broomsticks come in a variety of makes and models. Then there's there are the spells that go with them and a popular sport, Quidditch, that employs them.



** Granny's broomstick is described as [[TheAllegedCar the magical equivalent of a split window Morris Minor]], and the dwarf craftsman who looks at it is amazed it flew at all. In later books it's been fixed up, but still needs a running start. Though in one case of escaping danger, just outright jumping off a cliff qualifies as a "running start".

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** Granny's broomstick is described as [[TheAllegedCar the magical equivalent of a split window Morris Minor]], and the dwarf craftsman who looks at it is amazed it flew at all. In later books books, it's been fixed up, but still needs a running start. Though in one case of escaping danger, just outright jumping off a cliff qualifies as a "running start".



** When Tiffany Aching starts riding a broomsticks in ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}'', it has two smaller brooms attached to the back to keep her stable. These get removed as she gets more comfortable.
* Keith Roberts' ''Anita'' stories had the title character, among other things, learning to fly a broomstick, and IIRC discussing its technicalities with other trainee witches in the same way other kids would discuss motorbikes. There's some bits with "the Controller," who gives out landing clearance instructions like an air traffic controller[[note]] Although he evidently also has authority over several other aspects of being a witch[[/note]], and a scene where Anita's grandmother, attempting a tricky rescue on broom, tells a friend "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernier_thruster Verniers]]," and a moment later corrects it to "Main jets ... Aggie, ''fire main jets''..."

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** When Tiffany Aching starts riding a broomsticks broomstick in ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}'', it has two smaller brooms attached to the back to keep her stable. These get removed as she gets more comfortable.
* Keith Roberts' ''Anita'' stories had the title character, among other things, learning to fly a broomstick, and IIRC discussing its technicalities with other trainee witches in the same way other kids would discuss motorbikes. There's There are some bits with "the Controller," who gives out landing clearance instructions like an air traffic controller[[note]] Although he evidently also has authority over several other aspects of being a witch[[/note]], and a scene where Anita's grandmother, attempting a tricky rescue on broom, tells a friend "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernier_thruster Verniers]]," and a moment later corrects it to "Main jets ... Aggie, ''fire main jets''..."



* Harold Shea enchants brooms in each episode of ''The Incompleat Enchanter''. In ''The Castle of Iron'', he uses a Moorish carpet instead, while flying brooms don't belong in the Kalevala or Old Ireland and, presumably for this reason, aren't resorted to in ''The Wall of Serpents'' or ''The Green Magician''.

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* Harold Shea enchants brooms in each episode of ''The Incompleat Enchanter''. In ''The Castle of Iron'', he uses a Moorish carpet instead, while flying brooms don't belong in the Kalevala or Old Ireland and, presumably presumably, for this reason, aren't resorted to in ''The Wall of Serpents'' or ''The Green Magician''.



* 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".
* A Halloween episode of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' reveals Phoebe's dislike for the "cackling hags on broomsticks cliché", until time travelling shenanigans reveal that she created the cliché, much to her amusement.

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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 enough, Tara is seen faking a smile when Dawn gives her a broom for her birthday in "Family".
* A Halloween episode of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' reveals Phoebe's dislike for the "cackling hags on broomsticks cliché", until time travelling traveling shenanigans reveal that she created the cliché, much to her amusement.



* One magic item in most editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' is some kind of flying broom, along with a MagicCarpet and a winglike cape. Notably, near any object could be enchanted for this purpose... Autonomous ass-kicking animated broom is also available.

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* One magic item in most editions of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' is some kind of flying broom, along with a MagicCarpet and a winglike wing-like cape. Notably, near any object could be enchanted for this purpose... Autonomous ass-kicking animated broom is also available.



* The end of Act One of ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' shows how Elphaba, [[Film/TheWizardOfOz The Wicked Witch of the West]], succeeded in escaping the Wizard's thugs by enchanting her broom to fly, while singing "[[IAmBecomingSong Defying Gravity]]".

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* The end of Act One of ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' shows how Elphaba, [[Film/TheWizardOfOz The Wicked Witch of the West]], succeeded in escaping the Wizard's thugs by enchanting her broom to fly, fly while singing "[[IAmBecomingSong Defying Gravity]]".



* 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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* Bristle in ''The Scarecrow'' is a flying broom who just so happens to belong to Miss Bee Bee. At the end of the film film, Miss Bee Bee creates a female broom so that he can have a dance partner.



* 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.

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* 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 him 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.
14th Dec '17 6:16:36 AM Quanyails
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' games, this is used by one of the enemies which gives you the Clean power, named Keke as an obvious parody to ''Anime/{{KikisDeliveryService}}''. In ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'', pairing up with Chuchu with the Clean power lets Kirby fly a broom himself.

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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Kirby}}'' games, this is used by one of the enemies which gives you the Clean power, named Keke as an obvious parody to ''Anime/{{KikisDeliveryService}}''.''Anime/KikisDeliveryService''. In ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'', pairing up with Chuchu with the Clean power lets Kirby fly a broom himself.
28th Nov '17 9:31:40 AM AgProv
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* The ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal sees two witches coming out of [[UsefulNotes/{{Russia}} Far Überwald]] who seek training in Lancre. Olga and Irena have a passion for flight. They develop into [[WrenchWench broomstick technomancers]] who seek to push the technomancy as far as it will (im)possibly go. Snapped up by Sam Vimes as prospects for the expanding Air Police and backed by his budget for R&D, they go to town. Vetinari, who needs an Air Force as counter to the uneasy realisation that Klatchians would have used magic carpets as a means of launching an airborne invasion, supports the two auburn-headed witches as they build an, er, ''Red Hair Force''. Elves - on fast manoevreable yarrow stalks - are also an airborne enemy to be shot down without pity where encountered. Innovations include a pretty much supersonic broom that they are banned from riding over the city because of its effect on windows. They have Dwarf technicians, the ''Messers Schmidt'', whose designes are code-named with prefixes like the ME-262 (the aforementioned broom that flies faster than Discworld sound) and the ME-110 (a two-seater mounting automatic crossbows fore and aft). A Dwarf from a Far Überwaldean clan called ''Mig Oyeff'' is adding his designs to the mix. The naming of souped-up high perfomance broomsticks, necessarily festooned with armaments, is indeed an, er, ''HurricaneOfPuns'' involving a couple of spitfire pilots... [[note]]The Red Air Force in W2 had an all-female night bomber wing called the ''Night Witches''. Russian women piloting aircraft to deadly effect. Hmm. how can this pun be used here...[[/note]]

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* The ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal sees two witches coming out of [[UsefulNotes/{{Russia}} Far Überwald]] who seek training in Lancre. Olga and Irena have a passion for flight. They develop into [[WrenchWench broomstick technomancers]] who seek to push the technomancy [[{{Magitek}} technomancy]] as far as it will (im)possibly go. Snapped up by Sam Vimes as prospects for the expanding Air Police and backed by his budget for R&D, they go to town. Vetinari, who needs an Air Force as counter to the uneasy realisation that Klatchians would have used magic carpets as a means of launching an airborne invasion, supports the two auburn-headed witches as they build an, er, ''Red Hair Force''. Elves - on fast manoevreable yarrow stalks - are also an airborne enemy to be shot down without pity where encountered. Innovations include a pretty much supersonic broom that they are banned from riding over the city because of its effect on windows. They have Dwarf technicians, the ''Messers Schmidt'', whose designes designs are code-named with prefixes like the ME-262 (the aforementioned broom that flies faster than Discworld sound) and the ME-110 (a two-seater mounting automatic crossbows fore and aft). A Dwarf from a Far Überwaldean clan called ''Mig Oyeff'' is adding his designs to the mix. The naming of souped-up high perfomance broomsticks, necessarily festooned with armaments, is indeed an, er, ''HurricaneOfPuns'' involving a couple of spitfire pilots... [[note]]The Red Air Force in W2 had an all-female night bomber wing called the ''Night Witches''. Russian women piloting aircraft to deadly effect. Hmm. how can this pun be used here...[[/note]]
24th Nov '17 4:58:47 AM AgProv
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* The ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal sees two witches coming out of [[UsefulNotes/{{russia}] Far Überwald]] who seek training in Lancre. Olga and Irena have a passion for flight. They develop into [[WrenchWench broomstick technomancers]] who seek to push the technomancy as far as it will (im)possibly go. Snapped up by Sam Vimes as prospects for the expanding Air Police and backed by his budget for R&D, they go to town. Vetinari, who needs an Air Force as counter to the uneasy realisation that Klatchians would have used magic carpets as a means of launching an airborne invasion, supports the two auburn-headed witches as they build an, er, ''Red Hair Force''. Elves - on fast manoevreable yarrow stalks - are also an airborne enemy to be shot down without pity where encountered. Innovations include a pretty much supersonic broom that they are banned from riding over the city because of its effect on windows. They have Dwarf technicians, the ''Messers Schmidt'', whose designes are code-named with prefixes like the ME-262 (the aforementioned broom that flies faster than Discworld sound) and the ME-110 (a two-seater mounting automatic crossbows fore and aft). A Dwarf from a Far Überwaldean clan called ''Mig Oyeff'' is adding his designs to the mix. The naming of souped-up high perfomance broomsticks, necessarily festooned with armaments, is indeed an, er, ''HurricaneOfPuns'' involving a couple of spitfire pilots...

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* The ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal sees two witches coming out of [[UsefulNotes/{{russia}] [[UsefulNotes/{{Russia}} Far Überwald]] who seek training in Lancre. Olga and Irena have a passion for flight. They develop into [[WrenchWench broomstick technomancers]] who seek to push the technomancy as far as it will (im)possibly go. Snapped up by Sam Vimes as prospects for the expanding Air Police and backed by his budget for R&D, they go to town. Vetinari, who needs an Air Force as counter to the uneasy realisation that Klatchians would have used magic carpets as a means of launching an airborne invasion, supports the two auburn-headed witches as they build an, er, ''Red Hair Force''. Elves - on fast manoevreable yarrow stalks - are also an airborne enemy to be shot down without pity where encountered. Innovations include a pretty much supersonic broom that they are banned from riding over the city because of its effect on windows. They have Dwarf technicians, the ''Messers Schmidt'', whose designes are code-named with prefixes like the ME-262 (the aforementioned broom that flies faster than Discworld sound) and the ME-110 (a two-seater mounting automatic crossbows fore and aft). A Dwarf from a Far Überwaldean clan called ''Mig Oyeff'' is adding his designs to the mix. The naming of souped-up high perfomance broomsticks, necessarily festooned with armaments, is indeed an, er, ''HurricaneOfPuns'' involving a couple of spitfire pilots... [[note]]The Red Air Force in W2 had an all-female night bomber wing called the ''Night Witches''. Russian women piloting aircraft to deadly effect. Hmm. how can this pun be used here...[[/note]]
24th Nov '17 4:55:22 AM AgProv
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* The ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal sees two witches coming out of [[UsefulNotes/{{russia}] Far Überwald]] who seek training in Lancre. Olga and Irena have a passion for flight. They develop into [[WrenchWench broomstick technomancers]] who seek to push the technomancy as far as it will (im)possibly go. Snapped up by Sam Vimes as prospects for the expanding Air Police and backed by his budget for R&D, they go to town. Vetinari, who needs an Air Force as counter to the uneasy realisation that Klatchians would have used magic carpets as a means of launching an airborne invasion, supports the two auburn-headed witches as they build an, er, ''Red Hair Force''. Elves - on fast manoevreable yarrow stalks - are also an airborne enemy to be shot down without pity where encountered. Innovations include a pretty much supersonic broom that they are banned from riding over the city because of its effect on windows. They have Dwarf technicians, the ''Messers Schmidt'', whose designes are code-named with prefixes like the ME-262 (the aforementioned broom that flies faster than Discworld sound) and the ME-110 (a two-seater mounting automatic crossbows fore and aft). A Dwarf from a Far Überwaldean clan called ''Mig Oyeff'' is adding his designs to the mix. The naming of souped-up high perfomance broomsticks, necessarily festooned with armaments, is indeed an, er, ''HurricaneOfPuns'' involving a couple of spitfire pilots...
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* While not seen in the show itself, the opening credits of ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' features an animated Samantha flying around on her broom.

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* While not seen in the show itself, the opening credits of ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' features an animated Samantha flying around on her broom.broom[[note]]Samantha being a ''lady'', she rides side-saddle[[/note]].
14th Oct '17 1:12:58 AM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'': The Warlock's sister has a flying broomstick. The Warlock steals it from her to embark on his scheme of revenge.
3rd Oct '17 4:16:18 AM Robbyn
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* During the Fantasia arc of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' , the party meets an attractive (but agressive) witch Morda who rides flying broomstick casually. Isidro is quick to note how impressive it is to see a "actual witch" just to annoy the group's resident non-flying witch Schierke.

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* Mostly played straight in ''Manga/AkazukinChaCha'', but it is also parodied: the ''school bus'' that the class rides to field trips on is this, with enough seats for everyone.
* During the Fantasia arc of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' , the party meets an attractive (but agressive) witch Morda who rides flying broomstick casually. Isidro is quick to note how impressive it is to see a "actual witch" just to annoy the group's resident non-flying witch Schierke.



* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': [[spoiler:Aleister]] uses a flying broomstick to rescue Touma from falling, in New Testament 18's Epilogue.
* Makoto in ''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.
* 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.]]
* While Izetta of ''Anime/IzettaTheLastWitch'' is first seen riding the traditional broomstick, the magic is hers, not the broom's. When she has to catch her beloved Princess Finé from a still-airborne plane wreck, she grabs the closest available substitute: an [[{{BFG}} anti-tank rifle]]. (A [[StealthPun flying boomstick]], perhaps?) The gun performs beautifully as a substitute; Izetta can stay abreast of fighter planes doing 400 kilometers per hour.



* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' has a button on the girls' taps in the first two seasons that summoned their brooms, but the cutscene is skipped in ''Motto'' and ''Dokkan''. Humorously, Majorika flew by using a ''dustpan''.

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* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' has Dorothy of ''Manga/{{MAR}}'' rides a button on broom, preferring it even over the girls' taps in carpet the first two seasons other characters ride. It doubles as her standard weapon. The broom is about her only trait that summoned their brooms, but most would consider telling for her classification of "witch". In ''MAR Heaven'', it's just the cutscene is skipped in ''Motto'' and ''Dokkan''. Humorously, Majorika flew by using name of a ''dustpan''.person from a restrictive country. None of the other characters from the same place are seen with brooms.



* Dorothy of ''Manga/{{MAR}}'' rides a broom, preferring it even over the carpet the other characters ride. It doubles as her standard weapon. The broom is about her only trait that most would consider telling for her classification of "witch". In ''MAR Heaven'', it's just the name of a person from a restrictive country. None of the other characters from the same place are seen with brooms.



* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'' has a button on the girls' taps in the first two seasons that summoned their brooms, but the cutscene is skipped in ''Motto'' and ''Dokkan''. Humorously, Majorika flew by using a ''dustpan''.



* Mostly played straight in ''Manga/AkazukinChaCha'', but it is also parodied: the ''school bus'' that the class rides to field trips on is this, with enough seats for everyone.
* While Izetta of ''Anime/IzettaTheLastWitch'' is first seen riding the traditional broomstick, the magic is hers, not the broom's. When she has to catch her beloved Princess Finé from a still-airborne plane wreck, she grabs the closest available substitute: an [[{{BFG}} anti-tank rifle]]. (A [[StealthPun flying boomstick]], perhaps?) The gun performs beautifully as a substitute; Izetta can stay abreast of fighter planes doing 400 kilometers per hour.
* Makoto in ''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.
* 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.]]
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'': [[spoiler:Aleister]] uses a flying broomstick to rescue Touma from falling, in New Testament 18's Epilogue.



* Routinely used by Magica De Spell and other witches from the [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Disney comics]]. Some comics even have the broom act as Magicka's AnimateInanimateObject sidekick.

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* Routinely used by Magica De Spell and other witches from the [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Magica De Spell]] and other witches from the [[ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics Disney comics]].comics]] like Witch Hazel. Some comics even have the broom act as Magicka's AnimateInanimateObject sidekick.
3rd Oct '17 4:10:30 AM Robbyn
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* Before appearing in her [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch live action series]], Sabrina used these ''a lot'' when she appeared in comic books.
* Routinely used by Magicka De Spell and other witches from the [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Disney comics]]. Some comics even have the broom act as Magicka's AnimateInanimateObject sidekick.

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* Before appearing in her [[Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch live action series]], Sabrina used these ''a lot'' when she appeared in comic books.
* Routinely used by Magicka Magica De Spell and other witches from the [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Disney comics]]. Some comics even have the broom act as Magicka's AnimateInanimateObject sidekick.
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