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4th Mar '16 1:47:15 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse,'' Connie tells Steven not to unwrap the birthday present she got him because she wrapped it this way so it looks like she did more work than she did.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse,'' Connie tells Steven not to unwrap the birthday present she got him because she wrapped it this way so deliberately got a box with a pull-off lid, even saying it looks like she did more work than she did.
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12th Jan '16 2:05:43 PM Duffan
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse,'' Connie tells Steven not to unwrap the birthday present she got him because she wrapped it this way so it looks like she did more work than she did.
8th Jan '16 7:27:59 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', Buzz Lightyear arrives in a box wrapped in this manner. Interestingly, Andy also receives a number of packages wrapped in the normal, real-life fashion, but these all get opened off-screen, presumably because rendering tearing paper is hard.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', Buzz Lightyear arrives in a box wrapped in this manner. Interestingly, Andy also receives a number of packages wrapped in the normal, real-life fashion, but these all get opened off-screen, presumably because [[NoFlowInCGI rendering tearing paper is hard.
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4th Dec '15 8:02:13 AM twilicorn
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* In the ''Series/{{Roundhouse}}'' ChristmasEpisode, the mother appears in a ParodyCommercial advertising a school for TV giftwrapping. During the segment, Amy opens a present wrapped in this manner, finding [[DartboardOfHate a dartboard of Shannen Doherty]], while [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Ivan furiously tries to get a normal present open]].
14th Nov '15 11:14:20 PM nombretomado
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RogerEbert mentioned this trope in ''Ebert's Bigger Little Movie Glossary'' under the name "EZ Open Gift Rule".

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RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert mentioned this trope in ''Ebert's Bigger Little Movie Glossary'' under the name "EZ Open Gift Rule".
19th Oct '15 5:36:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode ''SantaClausConquersTheMartians'', Dr Forrester's entry in the invention exchange is a machine that transforms presents. All of these presents are wrapped with Hollywood Giftwrap, with lids on the top and the bottom, as a transparently low tech way to depict the transformation of the presents: Clayton opens the top lid to show there's a videogame cartridge in the box, he puts the lid back on and runs it through the machine, then he flips the box over and opens the lid from the other side to reveal that the package now contains socks.

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* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode ''SantaClausConquersTheMartians'', ''Film/SantaClausConquersTheMartians'', Dr Forrester's entry in the invention exchange is a machine that transforms presents. All of these presents are wrapped with Hollywood Giftwrap, with lids on the top and the bottom, as a transparently low tech way to depict the transformation of the presents: Clayton opens the top lid to show there's a videogame cartridge in the box, he puts the lid back on and runs it through the machine, then he flips the box over and opens the lid from the other side to reveal that the package now contains socks.



* The GameShow ''[[TreasureHuntUS The New Treasure Hunt]]'' featured 30 (later 66) "surprise packages" from which the contestant had to choose to determine the prize she would win (or pass up); they were all wrapped this way.

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* The GameShow ''[[TreasureHuntUS ''[[Series/TreasureHuntUS The New Treasure Hunt]]'' featured 30 (later 66) "surprise packages" from which the contestant had to choose to determine the prize she would win (or pass up); they were all wrapped this way.



* In one episode of ''TheGoldenGirls'', Dorothy gives Rose a birthday gift wrapped like this. In addition to being [[TheDitz ditzy]], Rose also shows herself to be GenreBlind: she attempts for a few seconds to tear off the paper, before Dorothy finally takes mercy and removes the lid for her.

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* In one episode of ''TheGoldenGirls'', ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'', Dorothy gives Rose a birthday gift wrapped like this. In addition to being [[TheDitz ditzy]], Rose also shows herself to be GenreBlind: she attempts for a few seconds to tear off the paper, before Dorothy finally takes mercy and removes the lid for her.
21st Dec '14 8:50:34 PM Kid
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Beautifully decorated boxes intended for this use have become {{Defictionaliz|ation}}ed in recent years- presumably either for the benefit of un-dexterous givers or similarly challenged recipients.

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Beautifully decorated boxes intended for this use have become {{Defictionaliz|ation}}ed in recent years- years -- presumably either for the benefit of un-dexterous givers or similarly challenged recipients.
26th Nov '14 9:39:52 PM foxley
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26th Nov '14 9:39:35 PM foxley
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', Buzz Lightyear arrives in a box wrapped in this manner. Interestingly, Andy also receives a number of packages wrapped in the normal, real-life fashion, but these all get opened off-screen, presumably because rendering tearing paper is hard.
* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode ''SantaClausConquersTheMartians'', Dr Forrester's entry in the invention exchange is a machine that transforms presents. All of these presents are wrapped with Hollywood Giftwrap, with lids on the top and the bottom, as a transparently low tech way to depict the transformation of the presents: Clayton opens the top lid to show there's a videogame cartridge in the box, he puts the lid back on and runs it through the machine, then he flips the box over and opens the lid from the other side to reveal that the package now contains socks.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', Buzz Lightyear arrives in a box wrapped in this manner. Interestingly, Andy also receives a number of packages wrapped in the normal, real-life fashion, but these all get opened off-screen, presumably because rendering tearing paper is hard.
* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode ''SantaClausConquersTheMartians'', Dr Forrester's entry in the invention exchange is a machine that transforms presents. All of these presents are wrapped with Hollywood Giftwrap, with lids on the top and the bottom, as a transparently low tech way to depict the transformation of the presents: Clayton opens the top lid to show there's a videogame cartridge in the box, he puts the lid back on and runs it through the machine, then he flips the box over and opens the lid from the other side to reveal that the package now contains socks.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', Buzz Lightyear arrives in a box wrapped in this manner. Interestingly, Andy also receives a number of packages wrapped in the normal, real-life fashion, but these all get opened off-screen, presumably because rendering tearing paper is hard.

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* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode ''SantaClausConquersTheMartians'', Dr Forrester's entry in the invention exchange is a machine that transforms presents. All of these presents are wrapped with Hollywood Giftwrap, with lids on the top and the bottom, as a transparently low tech way to depict the transformation of the presents: Clayton opens the top lid to show there's a videogame cartridge in the box, he puts the lid back on and runs it through the machine, then he flips the box over and opens the lid from the other side to reveal that the package now contains socks.
18th Apr '14 5:51:48 PM Kalli
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In the world of Hollywood, though, there is a bizarro style of wrapping that is used instead: a box with a lid are each wrapped separately, the gift (usually devoid of any manufacturer's packaging) placed within, and the lid simply set upon the box. Nothing (except, rarely, a ribbon) secures the lid to the box. It goes without saying that this is a far more complicated style of wrapping that takes longer and is far less secure than the usual. The point, of course, is to make it easy to quickly show the contents of the box within the limited time of a television program, and to avoid the need for time-consuming rewrapping between takes. And, of course, if it's a cartoon, it's easier to animate it this way as well.

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In the world of Hollywood, though, there is a bizarro style of wrapping that is used instead: a box with a lid are each wrapped separately, the gift (usually devoid of any manufacturer's packaging) placed within, and the lid simply set upon the box. Nothing (except, rarely, a ribbon) secures the lid to the box. It goes without saying that this is a far more complicated style of wrapping that takes longer and is far less secure than the usual. The point, of course, is to make it easy to quickly show the contents of the box within the limited time of a television program, and to avoid the need for time-consuming rewrapping between takes. It also avoids continuity errors while shooting coverage. And, of course, if it's a cartoon, it's easier to animate it this way as well.
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