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16th Apr '16 6:54:36 AM DracMonster
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!!Cooking off examples:
* ''[[ThePoseidonAdventure Beyond the Poseidon Adventure]]'' (1979) had an example of 'cooking off'. One of the terrorists is about to throw a hand grenade into the hold (having already pulled out the pin) when Telly Savalas (playing the BigBad) grabs hold of his hand. The mook struggles against his grip in wide-eyed silence for a couple of seconds until Savalas releases him so he can throw the grenade. Incredibly stupid in real life, but it did make Savalas' character look suitably {{Badass}} and cool under pressure.
* In ''[[Literature/JackRyan Without Remorse]]'', the narator notes that John Kelly and the rest of the [=SEALs=] operating in Vietnam personally cut their grenade fuses to a precise length, in order to make the timing more predictable.
* PlayedForLaughs on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' when a soldier pulls the pin ''before'' delivering an extended AndThisIsFor speech to the enemy. Key word: extended.
* In ''Film/TheRock'', one of the bad guys pops the pins and spoons on two grenades, and loudly counts to three before throwing them through the door towards the good guy. It still takes more than five additional seconds for the grenades to explode.
* While ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' oneshot story ''Return to Big Nothing'' does not actually feature anyone cooking a grenade, there is a scene pertinent to the trope: The Punisher throws a grenade into a truck full of firearms about to be sold illegally, and as he proceeds to mow down the dealers and their customers, his internal narration counts down from five. The grenade goes off when he reaches one, and Punisher simply remarks, "Short fuse."
* In {{Literature/Worm}}, Tattletale cooks a grenade at one point. Justified because her superpower lets her know the exact timing of the fuse.
* ''Film/TheTerminator''. During the final car chase, Kyle Reese is trying to blow up the pursuing Terminator with pipe bombs. After the first ones explode behind the Terminator's motorbike, he tries letting the fuse burn down a bit before throwing them. The second time he does this, the Terminator shoots him while he's waiting for the fuse to burn down.
15th Jan '16 1:27:32 AM Pastykake
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* BombproofAppliance: Includes disposing off a grenade by putting it in the fridge,

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* BombproofAppliance: Includes disposing off of a grenade by putting it in the fridge,
29th Nov '15 1:21:59 PM eroock
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Tropes to do with hand-held explosive devices.
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Tropes !!Tropes to do with hand-held explosive devices.
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Cooking off examples

* ''[[ThePoseidonAdventure Beyond the Poseidon Adventure]]'' (1979) had an example of 'cooking off'. One of the terrorists is about to throw a hand grenade into the hold (having already pulled out the pin) when Telly Savalas (playing the BigBad) grabs hold of his hand. The mook struggles against his grip in wide-eyed silence for a couple of seconds until Savalas releases him so he can throw the grenade. Incredibly stupid in real life, but it did make Savalas' character look suitably {{Badass}} and cool under pressure.

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Cooking !!Cooking off examples

examples:
* ''[[ThePoseidonAdventure Beyond the Poseidon Adventure]]'' (1979) had an example of 'cooking off'. One of the terrorists is about to throw a hand grenade into the hold (having already pulled out the pin) when Telly Savalas (playing the BigBad) grabs hold of his hand. The mook struggles against his grip in wide-eyed silence for a couple of seconds until Savalas releases him so he can throw the grenade. Incredibly stupid in real life, but it did make Savalas' character look suitably {{Badass}} and cool under pressure.
30th Jul '15 8:29:19 AM Odon
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* ''Film/TheTerminator''. During the final car chase, Kyle Reece is trying to blow up the pursuing Terminator with pipe bombs. After the first ones explode behind the Terminator's motorbike, he tries letting the fuse burn down a bit before throwing them. The second time he does this, the Terminator shoots him while he's waiting for the fuse to burn down.

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* ''Film/TheTerminator''. During the final car chase, Kyle Reece Reese is trying to blow up the pursuing Terminator with pipe bombs. After the first ones explode behind the Terminator's motorbike, he tries letting the fuse burn down a bit before throwing them. The second time he does this, the Terminator shoots him while he's waiting for the fuse to burn down.
30th Jul '15 8:28:38 AM Odon
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* ''Film/TheTerminator''. During the final car chase, Kyle Reece is trying to blow up the pursuing Terminator with pipe bombs. After the first ones explode behind him, he tries letting the fuse burn down a bit before throwing them. The Terminator shoots him while he's waiting for the fuse to burn down.

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* ''Film/TheTerminator''. During the final car chase, Kyle Reece is trying to blow up the pursuing Terminator with pipe bombs. After the first ones explode behind him, the Terminator's motorbike, he tries letting the fuse burn down a bit before throwing them. The second time he does this, the Terminator shoots him while he's waiting for the fuse to burn down.
30th Jul '15 8:27:35 AM Odon
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* ''Film/TheTerminator''. During the final car chase, Kyle Reece is trying to blow up the pursuing Terminator with pipe bombs. After the first ones explode behind him, he tries letting the fuse burn down a bit before throwing them. The Terminator shoots him while he's waiting for the fuse to burn down.
22nd May '15 5:19:51 AM Odon
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* ''Beyond the Poseidon Adventure'' (1979) had an example of 'cooking off'. One of the terrorists is about to throw a hand grenade into the hold (having already pulled out the pin) when Telly Savalas (playing the BigBad) grabs hold of his hand. The mook struggles against his grip in wide-eyed silence for a couple of seconds until Savalas releases him so he can throw the grenade. Incredibly stupid in real life, but it did make Savalas' character look suitably {{Badass}} and cool under pressure.

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* ''Beyond ''[[ThePoseidonAdventure Beyond the Poseidon Adventure'' Adventure]]'' (1979) had an example of 'cooking off'. One of the terrorists is about to throw a hand grenade into the hold (having already pulled out the pin) when Telly Savalas (playing the BigBad) grabs hold of his hand. The mook struggles against his grip in wide-eyed silence for a couple of seconds until Savalas releases him so he can throw the grenade. Incredibly stupid in real life, but it did make Savalas' character look suitably {{Badass}} and cool under pressure.
2nd Dec '14 6:44:18 PM foxley
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* BombproofAppliance: Includes disposing off a grenade by putting it in the fridge,
24th Jun '14 8:19:23 AM erforce
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* While ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' story "Return to the Big Nothing" does not actually feature anyone cooking a grenade, there is a scene pertinent to the trope: The Punisher throws a grenade into a truck full of firearms about to be sold illegally, and as he proceeds to mow down the dealers and their customers, his internal narration counts down from five. The grenade goes off when he reaches one, and Punisher simply remarks, "Short fuse."

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* While ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' oneshot story "Return ''Return to the Big Nothing" Nothing'' does not actually feature anyone cooking a grenade, there is a scene pertinent to the trope: The Punisher throws a grenade into a truck full of firearms about to be sold illegally, and as he proceeds to mow down the dealers and their customers, his internal narration counts down from five. The grenade goes off when he reaches one, and Punisher simply remarks, "Short fuse."
18th Dec '13 10:53:18 AM storyyeller
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* In {{Literature/Worm}}, Tattletale cooks a grenade at one point. Justified because her superpower lets her know the exact timing of the fuse.
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