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14th May '17 8:04:44 PM ProfessorDetective
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* In the pulp action game ''Adventure!'', each skill description has a small story vignette. The one for the Investigation skill has two people utterly fail to find any clues, and one of them laments that if [[LampshadeHanging this was a detective novel, they would at least have found a matchbox or something]].

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* In the pulp action game ''Adventure!'', ''TabletopGame/{{Adventure}}!'', each skill description has a small story vignette. The one for the Investigation skill has two people utterly fail to find any clues, and one of them laments that if [[LampshadeHanging this was a detective novel, they would at least have found a matchbox or something]].
23rd Apr '17 12:54:53 PM nombretomado
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* A variation occurs in ''[[TMNT2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' (2003), the turtles follow a matchbox left by a mercenary to the hotel where he and his posse are staying at. Incidentally, since the mercenary can't be shown smoking due to S&P reasons, he is instead given an {{oral fixation}} with the matches themselves.

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* A variation occurs in ''[[TMNT2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' (2003), ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003'', the turtles follow a matchbox left by a mercenary to the hotel where he and his posse are staying at. Incidentally, since the mercenary can't be shown smoking due to S&P reasons, he is instead given an {{oral fixation}} with the matches themselves.
2nd Mar '17 2:51:03 AM foxley
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* ''Series/InspectorGeorgeGently'': In the episode "Peace & Love", the murder victim has a matchbook from a particular bar in his pocket. Played with slightly, in that the barman remembers him even though he only went there once because he swiped all the matchbooks.
2nd Mar '17 2:46:03 AM foxley
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* ''SeriesJonathanCreek'': In "Daemons' Roost", the matchbook the killer used to light the furnace turns out to be an important clue to the killer's identity (although not the one it first appears to be).

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* ''SeriesJonathanCreek'': ''Series/JonathanCreek'': In "Daemons' Roost", the matchbook the killer used to light the furnace turns out to be an important clue to the killer's identity (although not the one it first appears to be).
2nd Mar '17 2:45:02 AM foxley
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* ''SeriesJonathanCreek'': In "Daemons' Roost", the matchbook the killer used to light the furnace turns out to be an important clue to the killer's identity (although not the one it first appears to be).
19th Jan '17 6:52:17 AM erforce
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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.
2nd Dec '16 5:51:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Burke}} intentionally subverts this, by going out of his way to obtain matchbooks from bars he's never visited, and deliberately dropping them.

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* {{Burke}} Literature/{{Burke}} intentionally subverts this, by going out of his way to obtain matchbooks from bars he's never visited, and deliberately dropping them.
28th Sep '16 9:46:51 AM IndridCold13
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* [[VideoGame/BatmanTheTelltaleSeries Batman]] finds a matchbook to the Skyline Club on a dead goon.
29th Aug '16 5:46:54 AM JackG
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* ''Series/TheEqualizer''. In "No Conscience", a chronic womanizer gets kidnapped by industrial spies who kept insisting that "she said she gave it to you" and [[MistakenForSpies refuse to believe his claims of innocence]]. Realising he's going to be tortured, TheCasanova quickly "confesses" and promises to get "it" to them [[YouHaveFortyEightHours in 36 hours]] -- he then has to hire the Equalizer to help him sort through the multitude of women he's dated to find the right one. "It" turns out to be a microdot on a matchbook handed to him with a girl's phone number written on the inside; the girl had realised she was being followed and passed the microdot on to him to get rid of it. He passed it to his date-for-the-night, who passed it onto another man in the singles bar, who passed it on to a girl...

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* ''Series/TheEqualizer''. In "No Conscience", a chronic womanizer gets kidnapped by industrial spies who kept insisting that "she said she gave it to you" and [[MistakenForSpies refuse to believe his claims of innocence]]. Realising he's going to be tortured, TheCasanova quickly "confesses" and promises to get "it" to them [[YouHaveFortyEightHours in within 36 hours]] hours -- he then has to hire the Equalizer to help him sort through the multitude of women he's dated to find the right one. "It" turns out to be a microdot on a matchbook handed to him with a girl's phone number written on the inside; the girl had realised she was being followed and passed the microdot on to him to get rid of it. He passed it to his date-for-the-night, who passed it onto another man in the singles bar, who passed it on to a girl...
29th Aug '16 5:46:03 AM JackG
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* An episode of ''Series/TheEqualizer'' had a handsome chronic womaniser get kidnapped by industrial spies who kept insisting that "she said she gave it to you" and [[MistakenForSpies refuse to believe his claims of innocence]]. Realising he's going to be tortured, TheCasanova quickly "confesses" and promises to get "it" to them in 24 hours -- he then has to hire the Equalizer to help him sort through the multitude of women he's dated to find the right one. "It" turns out to be a microdot on a matchbook handed to him with a girl's phone number written on the inside; the girl had realised she was being followed and passed the microdot on to him to get rid of it.

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* An episode of ''Series/TheEqualizer'' had ''Series/TheEqualizer''. In "No Conscience", a handsome chronic womaniser get womanizer gets kidnapped by industrial spies who kept insisting that "she said she gave it to you" and [[MistakenForSpies refuse to believe his claims of innocence]]. Realising he's going to be tortured, TheCasanova quickly "confesses" and promises to get "it" to them [[YouHaveFortyEightHours in 24 hours 36 hours]] -- he then has to hire the Equalizer to help him sort through the multitude of women he's dated to find the right one. "It" turns out to be a microdot on a matchbook handed to him with a girl's phone number written on the inside; the girl had realised she was being followed and passed the microdot on to him to get rid of it. He passed it to his date-for-the-night, who passed it onto another man in the singles bar, who passed it on to a girl...
-->'''[=McCall=]:''' ...and before you know it we've got a case of matchbook, matchbook, find the bloody matchbook.
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