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1st Oct '17 1:22:56 PM N1KF
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A FridgeRun is exactly what it sounds like, the frantic rush to the refrigerator during commercials, done only during a show that is so good that you would rather hear [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Vogon poetry]] than miss a minute of it.

Be aware that according to former Turner Television CEO Jamie Kellner, as quoted in a [[http://msl1.mit.edu/ESD10/docs/cable_world_tvr_2.pdf 2002 interview]] with ''Cableworld'', you're '''not allowed''' to do this because you have an alleged ''implicit contract'' with the broadcaster to watch the commercials. Every last one. (He did reluctantly allow you to go to the bathroom, though). Though as Sam Goldwyn might have said, an implied contract isn't worth the paper it's implied to be written on.

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A FridgeRun Fridge Run is exactly what it sounds like, the frantic rush to the refrigerator during commercials, done only during a show that is so good that you would rather hear [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Vogon poetry]] than miss a minute of it.

Be aware that according to former Turner Television CEO Jamie Kellner, as quoted in a [[http://msl1.mit.edu/ESD10/docs/cable_world_tvr_2.pdf 2002 interview]] with ''Cableworld'', you're '''not allowed''' to do this because you have an alleged ''implicit contract'' with the broadcaster to watch the commercials. Every last one. (He did reluctantly allow you to go to the bathroom, though). though.) Though as Sam Goldwyn might have said, an implied contract isn't worth the paper it's implied to be written on.
30th Mar '17 2:56:52 PM StarTropes
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If you go the fridge at the end of the show, you might start [[FridgeLogic questioning the plot]] or [[FridgeBrilliance realizing clever details]].

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If you go the fridge at the end of the show, you might start [[FridgeLogic questioning the plot]] or plot]], [[FridgeBrilliance realizing clever details]].
details]], or [[FridgeHorror having a scary epiphany]].
23rd Mar '16 9:03:28 PM nombretomado
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* In the UK, the pumped storage facility at Dinorwig is used to boost the amount of electricity available in the national Grid for sudden or brief surges (most power plants require at least half an hour lag. Dinorwig can go from 0 to full power in 75 seconds) The official tour of the facility states that they regularly schedule going on for the commercial break in popular soap ''CoronationStreet'' when [[SpotOfTea millions of electric kettles across the country are switched on.]] They pick over all the TV schedules to find the day's high-demand points.

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* In the UK, the pumped storage facility at Dinorwig is used to boost the amount of electricity available in the national Grid for sudden or brief surges (most power plants require at least half an hour lag. Dinorwig can go from 0 to full power in 75 seconds) The official tour of the facility states that they regularly schedule going on for the commercial break in popular soap ''CoronationStreet'' ''Series/CoronationStreet'' when [[SpotOfTea millions of electric kettles across the country are switched on.]] They pick over all the TV schedules to find the day's high-demand points.
27th Nov '14 7:36:37 AM CynicalBastardo
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This may be on its way to becoming a DiscreditedTrope with the rise of on-demand tv and digital recording services, meaning you can watch these at your leisure later and skip the ad breaks.
27th Nov '14 7:34:42 AM CynicalBastardo
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** ''Series/RedDwarf'' referenced this in "Nanarchy". The Cat notes that the electrical storm he's experiencing on the planetoid [[spoiler: that the titular Red Dwarf has been transformed into]] is greater than the one that went through the national grid during the commercial break of the [[GirlOnGirlIsHot all girl custard wrestling final]].



* ''Series/RedDwarf'' referenced this in "Nanarchy". The Cat notes that the electrical storm he's experiencing on the planetoid [[spoiler: that the titular Red Dwarf has been transformed into]] is greater than the one that went through the national grid during the commercial break of the [[GirlOnGirlIsHot all girl custard wrestling final]].

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'' referenced this in "Nanarchy". The Cat notes that the electrical storm he's experiencing on the planetoid [[spoiler: that the titular Red Dwarf has been transformed into]] is greater than the one that went through the national grid during the commercial break of the [[GirlOnGirlIsHot all girl custard wrestling final]].
27th Nov '14 7:32:26 AM CynicalBastardo
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* ''Series/RedDwarf'' referenced this in "Nanarchy". The Cat notes that the electrical storm he's experiencing on the planetoid [[spoiler: that the titular Red Dwarf has been transformed into]] is greater than the one that went through the national grid during the commercial break of the [[GirlOnGirlIsHot all girl custard wrestling final]].
14th Apr '14 4:55:43 AM LongLiveHumour
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*** In the fan made "Apocalypse Challenge" for ''TheSims 2'', the exact same gimmick is used to explain the basis of the challenge.

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*** In the fan made "Apocalypse Challenge" for ''TheSims ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'', the exact same gimmick is used to explain the basis of the challenge.
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