History Main / GasLeakCoverup

23rd Jul '17 3:32:04 AM Xlsfd
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* In the ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' episode "Snow Day" [[spoiler:a criminal gang uses a fake gas leak to clear out the police building so they can recover the drugs that the police had confiscated (worth about a hundred million dollars).]]
6th Jul '17 12:04:47 PM Linda58
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' played with this trope (as with so many others) over the seasons, coming up with mostly-plausible explanations for strange events on Earth. However, when an office building vanishes from downtown Seattle in a flash of light in one of the last seasons, the U.S. Government desperately goes for the "gas explosion" explanation--an explosion that somehow resulted in no blast or debris of any kind.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'' played with this trope (as with so many others) over the seasons, coming up with mostly-plausible explanations for strange events on Earth. However, when an office building vanishes from downtown Seattle in a flash of light in one of the last seasons, the U.S. Government desperately goes for the "gas explosion" explanation--an explosion that somehow resulted in no blast or debris of any kind. The media comments on this, but can't figure out what happened (there's no reason to jump to "a human spaceship beamed it into space" after all).
23rd Jun '17 4:41:47 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/TheColdestWar'': British Intelligence know a Soviet assassin with supernatural powers is going to murder someone in their custody, so they evacuate the entire street to avoid witnesses and collateral damage using the gas leak excuse. When the assassin does show up, he's disguised as a National Gas repairman. When the entire house and half the street burns up, thanks to the assassin PlayingWithFire, the government has a ready-made explanation.

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* ''Literature/TheColdestWar'': ''Literature/TheColdestWar'' had some fun with this trope. British Intelligence know a Soviet assassin with supernatural powers is going to murder someone in their custody, so they evacuate the entire street to avoid witnesses and collateral damage using the gas leak excuse. When the assassin does show up, he's disguised as a National Gas repairman. When the entire house and half the street burns up, burn up thanks to the assassin PlayingWithFire, the government has a ready-made explanation.


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* ''Series/TheProfessionals''. In "Old Dog With New Tricks", the gas leak excuse is lampshaded by Crowley as to why the street outside a hostage situation is deserted. However the goal is not to cover up what happened, but to remove witnesses to the ruthless ([[CowboyCop and illegal]]) tactics that [=CI5=] will use to end the situation.
7th Jun '17 5:40:34 PM Discar
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* ''Film/JohnWickChapter2'': Jimmy the policeman takes one look at John's house, which is on fire from several grenades, and says "Gas leak?" It's made clear in both movies that Jimmy knows [[ContractKiller exactly what John does for a living]], and is willing to accept any semi-plausible excuse to keep the rest of the police from getting involved.

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* ''Film/JohnWickChapter2'': Jimmy the policeman takes one look at John's house, which is on fire from several grenades, and says "Gas leak?" It's made clear in both movies that Jimmy knows [[ContractKiller [[ProfessionalKiller exactly what John does for a living]], and is willing to accept any semi-plausible excuse to keep the rest of the police from getting involved.
7th Jun '17 5:38:05 PM Discar
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* ''Film/JohnWickChapter2'': Jimmy the policeman takes one look at John's house, which is on fire from several grenades, and says "Gas leak?" It's made clear in both movies that Jimmy knows [[ContractKiller exactly what John does for a living]], and is willing to accept any semi-plausible excuse to keep the rest of the police from getting involved.
22nd Apr '17 5:28:44 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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8th Apr '17 10:34:31 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake was an odd aversion. After the quake and ensuing fire city officials stated that it was only a fire and ignored the Earthquake part. Many cities had had great fires by this point so it wasn't anything unusual. But an Earthquake was anew thing for most Americans to fear.

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* The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake was an odd aversion. After the quake and ensuing fire city officials stated that it was only a fire and ignored the Earthquake part. Many cities had had great fires by this point so it wasn't anything unusual. But an Earthquake was anew a new thing for most Americans to fear.fear.
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4th Apr '17 11:16:01 AM teachzebra
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* The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake was an odd aversion. After the quake and ensuing fire city officials stated that it was only a fire and ignored the Earthquake part. Many cities had had great fires by this point so it wasn't anything unusual. But an Earthquake was anew thing for most Americans to fear.
8th Feb '17 2:17:55 PM Laevatein
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* In ''MobileSuitZetaGundam'', the Titans' pumping of poison gas into a space colony, killing all the inhabitants, was covered up as a malfunction of the air recycling system.
24th Nov '16 10:30:15 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' contains a DoubleSubversion. A cop tries to claim the destruction at Kowalski's apartment is the result of a gas leak, only for all the witnesses to berate him and point out the lack of gas's scent. One man steps up to say that they all saw a magical beast cause the destruction, but before he can, Newt casts a spell over all of the witnesses and they frantically claim in agreement that it was a gas leak that caused everything.
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