History Main / GasLeakCoverup

19th May '18 7:47:14 PM pidget_spinner
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* At the end of ''Literature/{{Sphere}}'', the three survivors decide to use the Power to make their discovery look like freak accident, even altering their own memories in the process.
19th May '18 7:34:19 PM pidget_spinner
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* At the end of ''Literature/{{Sphere}}'', the three survivor decide to use the Power to make their discovery look like freak accident, even altering their own memories in the process.

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* At the end of ''Literature/{{Sphere}}'', the three survivor survivors decide to use the Power to make their discovery look like freak accident, even altering their own memories in the process.
19th May '18 7:34:00 PM pidget_spinner
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* At the end of ''Literature/{{Sphere}}'', the three survivor decide to use the Power to make their discovery look like freak accident, even altering their own memories in the process.


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* In ''Series/StrangerThings'', Nancy, Jonathan, and Murray make up a story about a chemical leak from the Hawkins Lab being the culprit of Barb's death as to make the situation more believable, and thus expose the crimes of the lab without revealing the supernatural side of Hawkins.
13th May '18 6:41:37 AM sablesword
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* After the Trinity test of the first atomic bomb, officials released a cover story that a "remotely located ammunition magazine" had exploded. The cover story also mentioned "gas shells exploded by the blast" in case civilians needed to be evacuated away from the fallout.
31st Mar '18 6:52:13 PM luiz4200
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* On Nickelodeon's ''Series/TheTroop'', the gym is destroyed by enormous worm monsters during a big dance. The Troop destroys the monsters and uses their miniature memory zapper monster (the snark) on everyone. As everyone surveys the wreckage, the Troop's adult advisor cheerily tells them that there had been a simple plumbing leak.

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* On Nickelodeon's ''Series/TheTroop'', the gym is destroyed by enormous worm monsters during a big dance. The Troop destroys the monsters and uses their miniature memory zapper monster (the snark) on everyone. As everyone surveys the wreckage, the Troop's adult advisor cheerily tells them that there had been a simple plumbing leak. In a later episode, they open a portal to a monster dimension and cover it with a tent and a gas leak sign. Unfortunately, the sign looks like one used by a band named "Gas Leak" and the heroes find themselves surrounded by fans who won't let anyone explain they're talking about a leak instead of the band.
29th Mar '18 2:12:09 AM DeepRed
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* ''Film/GhostbustersII'' contains three, and ''none'' of them work. It's the scene where Egon and Peter hold down the fort over a hole they dug while Ray abseils down it into the river of pink slime. First, Peter tries to convince the police that they're with ConEd; he then tries to convince them that they're with the phone company; finally, he pulls out the gas leak line. And then all of NYC goes into a blackout!

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* ''Film/GhostbustersII'' contains three, and ''none'' of them work. It's the scene where Egon and Peter hold down the fort over a hole they dug while Ray abseils down it into the river of pink slime. First, Peter tries to convince the police that they're with ConEd; [=ConEd=]; he then tries to convince them that they're with the phone company; finally, he pulls out the gas leak line. And then all of NYC goes into a blackout!
23rd Feb '18 11:53:02 PM Troper1138
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* Played with in ''Literature/TheLongDarkTeaTimeOfTheSoul''; in the aftermath of a mysterious explosion "The usual people tried to claim responsibility. First the IRA, then the PLO and the Gas Board."
29th Jan '18 6:10:43 PM HeroGal2347
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* In the ''Series/{{Monk}}'' episode "Mr. Monk Goes Back to School", Derek Philby gets rid of the school's groundskeeper by staging a gas explosion in his house: he makes a pinhole in the gas line so that fumes will come into the house, glues a match to the bottom of a door with the ends facing down, and puts a piece of flint on the floor. The matches strike the flint when the door opens, blowing up the house. Monk determines that said explosion was staged because the weather was unusually warm on the night it happened (meaning the victim should not have had any reason to be trying to manually light the pilot light for the fireplace), and the air conditioning unit was on.

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* In the ''Series/{{Monk}}'' episode "Mr. "[[Recap/MonkS2E1MrMonkGoesBackToSchool Mr. Monk Goes Back to School", School]]", Derek Philby gets rid of the school's groundskeeper by staging a gas explosion in his house: he makes a pinhole in the gas line so that fumes will come into the house, glues a match to the bottom of a door with the ends facing down, and puts a piece of flint on the floor. The matches strike the flint when the door opens, blowing up the house. Monk determines that said explosion was staged because the weather was unusually warm on the night it happened (meaning the victim should not have had any reason to be trying to manually light the pilot light for the fireplace), and the air conditioning unit was on.
23rd Jan '18 9:09:32 AM roschmachine
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* In ''Literature/TheRestOfUsJustLiveHere'' the authorities claim that a teenage girl smoking near a gas leak caused the explosion at the amphitheater, rather than the Immortals invading.
1st Jan '18 6:49:12 PM Scorntex
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* ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedOrigins'' states that Alan Rikkin's death in ''Film/AssassinsCreed2016'' was purported to be a gas-leak. A highly specific gas-leak which killed one man in a packed room. Meanwhile, other Templar Isabel Ardant's death is blamed on some bad wiring at Buckingham Palace.
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