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19th Jun '18 6:40:03 PM intastiel
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* Subverted in ''Series/FatherBrown'' when Father Brown faces a locked door and asks for a hatpin: as an antique model, the key was left in the keyhole on the far side of the door, and he's able to [[PaperKeyRetrievalTrick poke it out and pull it under the door on a sheet of paper]]. Mrs. [=McCarthy=] looks slightly disappointed.

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* Subverted in ''Series/FatherBrown'' when Father Brown faces a locked door and asks for a hatpin: as an antique model, the key was left in the keyhole on the far side of the door, and he's able to [[PaperKeyRetrievalTrick poke it out and pull it under the door on a sheet of paper]]. Mrs. [=McCarthy=] looks slightly disappointed.disappointed that he doesn't actually pick the lock with the pin.
12th Jun '18 6:26:57 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', Marco says he learned how to pick locks with bobby pins from watching prison movies. In "St. Olga's Reform School for Wayward Princesses", he uses a bobby pin to pick the locks on the school's doors. However, when he is captured and strapped to a chair, he attempts to pick the locks with a bobby pin in his mouth, but he accidentally drops it.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'',
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Marco says he learned how to pick locks with bobby pins from watching prison movies. In "St. Olga's Reform School for Wayward Princesses", he uses a bobby pin to pick the locks on the school's doors. However, when he is captured and strapped to a chair, he attempts to pick the locks with a bobby pin in his mouth, but he accidentally drops it.it.
** Subverted in "Total Eclipsa the Moon": After running into a locked door, Eclipse asks Moon for a hairpin. Moon hands her one, then Eclipsa puts it in her own hair and uses a hole in the wall to circumvent the door entirely.
29th Apr '18 8:25:03 PM MiddleEighth
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* In a two-part episode of ''Series/{{Hazel}}'', Hazel has to retrieve some tranquilizers from a mobster's desk so she can dope the food of a roomful of crooks with them and, hopefully, escape while they're incapacitated. She sneaks into the mobster's office and discovers that the desk drawer is locked, so she immediately pulls out a hairpin and opens the lock. However, before she can get the pills, she hears someone coming, so she shoves the drawer back in and hides. One of the crooks comes in to get a couple of tranquilizers for his boss. He's surprised that the desk is open, and locks it when he leaves. Thus, Hazel has to hairpin it open ''twice.''
28th Apr '18 9:21:29 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. Sarah Conner uses unfolded paper clips to pick the locks on the straps holding her and the lock on the door of her room. Bonus points because Linda Hamilton actually managed to do it for real.

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* ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. Sarah Conner uses unfolded paper clips to pick the locks on the straps holding her and the lock on the door of her room. Bonus points because Linda Hamilton Creator/LindaHamilton actually managed to do it for real.
16th Apr '18 2:20:27 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Series/{{Bizaardvark}}'', Belissa escapes from military school by picking the lock on the gate with a hairpin she stole from Paige.
6th Apr '18 12:18:09 AM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/SallyBollywood'': In "Call My Lawyer", Sally uses a hairpin to the pick the lock on Bob's locker in search of incriminating information.
4th Apr '18 9:12:14 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/DiogenesClub'': In "The End of the Pier Show", Vanessa uses a hairpin to unlock on the padlock on the abandoned pier, pretty much without breaking stride.
9th Mar '18 4:23:59 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10038615/3/A-Jump-To-The-Left A Jump to the Left]]'', Xander demonstrates that he can pick handcuffs with a paperclip. He also explains that keeping it in the collar of a shirt makes anyone who notices assume it's to keep the collar stiff while also keeping it close enough to grab with your mouth.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10038615/3/A-Jump-To-The-Left A Jump to the Left]]'', Left,]]'' Xander demonstrates that he can pick handcuffs with a paperclip. He also explains that keeping it in the collar of a shirt makes anyone who notices assume it's to keep the collar stiff while also keeping it close enough to grab with your mouth.



* Possible in VideoGame/SixteenWaysToKillAVampireAtMcdonalds. [[spoiler:The main character has to take them out of her hair, which covers her neck and prevents her from luring the vampire, but gives her access to a plunger to turn into a stake and some duct tape]].

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* Possible in VideoGame/SixteenWaysToKillAVampireAtMcdonalds. ''VideoGame/SixteenWaysToKillAVampireAtMcdonalds.'' [[spoiler:The main character has to take them out of her hair, which covers her neck and prevents her from luring the vampire, but gives her access to a plunger to turn into a stake and some duct tape]].
5th Mar '18 8:43:15 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/FinalJustice'', Maria uses a hairpin to pick the lock to the door on Don Lamanna's mansion, then says she has been doing this since childhood.
24th Feb '18 6:27:35 PM JackG
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* Subverted in ''Series/FatherBrown'' when Father Brown faces a locked door and asks for a hatpin: as an antique model, the key was left in the keyhole on the far side of the door, and he's able to poke it out and pull it under the door on a sheet of paper. Mrs. McCarthy looks slightly disappointed.

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* Subverted in ''Series/FatherBrown'' when Father Brown faces a locked door and asks for a hatpin: as an antique model, the key was left in the keyhole on the far side of the door, and he's able to [[PaperKeyRetrievalTrick poke it out and pull it under the door on a sheet of paper.paper]]. Mrs. McCarthy [=McCarthy=] looks slightly disappointed.
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