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18th May '18 8:03:42 AM Waarlock
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episode "Root Beer Guy," the titular Root Beer Guy finds a matchbook which leads him to Lake Butterscotch, where [[spoiler:Finn and Jake pretend to drown Princess Bubblegum as part of a mock-kidnapping to test the police force.]]
16th Mar '18 1:14:28 AM PaulA
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* In ''VideoGame/TheDarksideDetective'', one of the people [=McQueen=] interviews hands over a matchbook from the club he was partying at on the night in question. [[spoiler:The club itself is irrelevant -- except in that the nature of the club gives an insight in the the nature of the person--but [=McQueen=] later uses the matches themselves to throw light on the matter when the case takes a dark turn.]]
16th Mar '18 1:13:31 AM PaulA
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* [[VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries Batman]] finds a matchbook to the Skyline Club on a dead goon.

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* [[VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries Batman]] In ''VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries'', Batman finds a matchbook to the Skyline Club on a dead goon.
25th Feb '18 6:30:41 PM kr0ftbr0thers
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* Roger O. Thornhill uses his monogramed matchbook to deliver an important warning to Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) near the end of Hitchcock's ''North by Northwest''.
7th Feb '18 3:28:08 PM foxley
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* In ''Switchback'', one character is able to deduce that other is a SerialKiller by hearing that he has a matchbook from a motel where a high-profile double homicide was committed.

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* In ''Switchback'', ''Film/{{Switchback}}'', one character is able to deduce that other is a SerialKiller by hearing that he has a matchbook from a motel where a high-profile double homicide was committed.committed.
* ''Film/TheBakerStreetDozen'':
** An important clue in ''Sherlock Holmes in Washington'' is that [[spoiler:the microfilm that the Nazi agents had been hunting all over the place for was concealed within a matchbook that the British agent they killed was carrying.]]
** In ''The Woman in Green'', Sir George uses his dying strength to grab and firmly grasp a matchbook from Bancroft House as a DyingClue.
31st Jan '18 6:22:12 AM Jake
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In the old days, back when people [[SmokingIsCool cared more about looking cool than smelling fresh]], [[EverybodySmokes everyone smoked]]; accordingly, every diner, dive, and kindergarten would have a basket of logo-stamped matches by the door that patrons would just instinctively shove into their pocket. This is a reasonable (if cliché) clue for stories set in the '40s (e.g., FilmNoir). A little less realistic nowadays, but still shows up in a noir-style show.

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In the old days, back when people [[SmokingIsCool cared more about looking cool than smelling fresh]], [[EverybodySmokes everyone smoked]]; accordingly, every diner, dive, and kindergarten hotel or bar would have a basket of logo-stamped matches by the door that patrons would just instinctively shove into their pocket. This is a reasonable (if cliché) clue for stories set in the '40s (e.g., FilmNoir). A little less realistic nowadays, but still shows up in a noir-style show.
4th Nov '17 7:26:39 PM foxley
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* ''Series/Endeavour}}'': In "Home", Morse finds a matchbook with the phone number of the girl of the week written on it. He initially goes looking foe the girl and learns that she is a cigarette girl at a nightclub and brought the matchbooks home with her. When she goes missing, Morse uses the book to identify the club she works at at goes looking for her.

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* ''Series/Endeavour}}'': ''Series/{{Endeavour}}'': In "Home", Morse finds a matchbook with the phone number of the girl of the week written on it. He initially goes looking foe the girl and learns that she is a cigarette girl at a nightclub and brought the matchbooks home with her. When she goes missing, Morse uses the book to identify the club she works at at goes looking for her.
4th Nov '17 7:26:03 PM foxley
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* ''Series/Endeavour}}'': In "Home", Morse finds a matchbook with the phone number of the girl of the week written on it. He initially goes looking foe the girl and learns that she is a cigarette girl at a nightclub and brought the matchbooks home with her. When she goes missing, Morse uses the book to identify the club she works at at goes looking for her.
5th Sep '17 3:26:48 AM ClintEastwood
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* Axel Foley in the second ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop'' movie recovers a matchbook from a failed hitman, and is able to recover Cain's fingerprint. Oddly, though' ''not'' the hitman's fingerprints, even though he was the last one to handle it and didn't have gloves.

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* Axel Foley in the second ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop'' movie ''Film/BeverlyHillsCopII'' recovers a matchbook from a failed hitman, and is able to recover Cain's fingerprint. Oddly, though' ''not'' the hitman's fingerprints, even though he was the last one to handle it and didn't have gloves.
17th Aug '17 3:20:04 PM foxley
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* Averted in Literature/TheSaint short story "The Saint and the Sizzling Saboteur". The police find the matchbook used to [[ManOnFire set fire to the victim]]. One of the officers thinks this might be the clue that breaks the case open, only for the lead detective to reach into his pocket and pull out a matchbook, saying that he has no idea where this particular bar is or how the matchbook came to be in his possession.
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