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12th May '17 3:44:21 PM Wildstar93
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* In ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians 2: Patch's London Adventure'', when Thunderbolt gets an idea, he's conveniently under a sign shaped like a lightbulb.
2nd Apr '17 8:40:41 PM Kartoonkid95
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** In "Plankton's Regular", Mr. Krabs' eyestalks turn into lightbulbs when he gets the idea to steal Plankton's chum recipe.
26th Mar '17 5:36:19 AM StFan
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* In ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgagtBjfn_U Amy Rose VS Pinkie Pie]]'', [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pinkie Pie]] does this when she gets the idea to [[HumanCannonball launch herself out of her Party Cannon]] at [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Amy Rose.]] [[BreakingTheFourthWall She then grabs the lightbulb and throws it at Amy.]]
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* The lit candle is used in [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2003-08-20 this]] ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' strip.
** And in, [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2006-01-18 this]] one Piffany, being a cleric, has a burning bush.
* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'': In the middle of [[http://www.brawlinthefamily.com/?p=1932 this]] comic, Table Etiquette, Kirby and Jigglypuff were thinking of another way to finish their food more quicker, until Jigglypuff gets an idea, and she has an Idea Bulb appear above her head.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'':
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The lit candle is used in [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2003-08-20 this]] ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'' strip.
this strip]].
** And in, [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2006-01-18 this]] one this one]], Piffany, being a cleric, has a burning bush.
* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'': ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'':
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In the middle of [[http://www.brawlinthefamily.com/?p=1932 this]] comic, Table Etiquette, Kirby and Jigglypuff were thinking of another way to finish their food more quicker, until Jigglypuff gets an idea, and she has an Idea Bulb appear above her head.



* Played with in [[http://omaketheater.com/comic/39/ this]] OmakeTheater.

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* Played with in [[http://omaketheater.com/comic/39/ this]] OmakeTheater.a strip]] from ''Webcomic/Friday4Koma'', where the idea warranting a lightbulb is to use the lit bulb to see in the dark.



* ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'': [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-8-49/ A light bulb with Mimic's lips on it]] is used to illustrate the troll captain coming to the understanding that the ball he's holding, and that require alcohol to dissolve the mimic glue on it, might be the mimic in their opposing sport team. Yes, trolls are slow on the uptake.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rewFE66eNCI A YouTube video, ''Gardevoir Goes To The Convenience Store,'' has Gardevoir getting this, and guess where it appears.]]
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgagtBjfn_U ''Amy Rose VS Pinkie Pie]], [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pinkie Pie]] does this when she gets the idea to [[HumanCannonball launch herself out of her Party Cannon]] at [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Amy Rose.]] [[BreakingTheFourthWall She then grabs the lightbulb and throws it at Amy.]]

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* [[http://www.A Website/YouTube video, ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rewFE66eNCI A YouTube video, ''Gardevoir Gardevoir Goes To The to the Convenience Store,'' Store]]'', has Gardevoir getting this, and guess where it appears.]]
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgagtBjfn_U ''Amy Rose VS Pinkie Pie]], [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pinkie Pie]] does this when she gets the idea to [[HumanCannonball launch herself out of her Party Cannon]] at [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Amy Rose.]] [[BreakingTheFourthWall She then grabs the lightbulb and throws it at Amy.]]
3rd Mar '17 4:35:58 AM StarTropes
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* [[PerkyGoth Abby]] from ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' might not be able to summon a lightbulb over her head, but when she comes up with an idea, she still says, "Lightbulb, over the head!"
24th Feb '17 1:30:55 AM Korodzik
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* The [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Donald Duck comics]] "Archimede e la spedizione all'eurekannone" has the characters head to a realm inhabited by a tribe, responsible for creating brilliant ideas and spreading them all over the globe. The ideas, it turns out, all look like light bulbs when in physical form.
24th Feb '17 1:24:50 AM Korodzik
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* ''Animation/PomyslowyDobromir'' uses a characteristic variantóDobromir's idea is always depicted as a marble which bounces on his head until it finally settles down and pops with a bright flash.
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27th Nov '16 4:10:28 PM Prfnoff
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->''"Frito, who had been silently taking all this in, suddenly spoke up. "I think I have the answer," he said as a 25-watt light bulb appeared over his head."''

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->''"Frito, ->''Frito, who had been silently taking all this in, suddenly spoke up. "I think I have the answer," he said as a 25-watt light bulb appeared over his head."''''
23rd Oct '16 12:14:26 AM Morgenthaler
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Often parodied. Most common subversions are the appearances of a broken light bulb to signify someone is thinking of a bad idea; candles, torches, or other sources of light appearing over the heads of characters who pre-date the lightbulb; and a character getting the bulb, but turning it off, indicating they had second thoughts and decided it wasn't a good idea after all. In shows with a weak fourth wall, characters may even grab the lightbulb off of their head and utilize it in their plan, or may happen to be standing under an actual lightbulb that is turned on by another character. Characters GenreSavvy enough will sometimes put an actual lightbulb above their head or someone else's in an effort to give them an idea. A DeadHorseTrope, definitely. Nearly every example here is a parody or subversion. Often used as part of a RebusBubble.

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Often parodied. Most common subversions are the appearances of a broken light bulb to signify someone is thinking of a bad idea; candles, torches, or other sources of light appearing over the heads of characters who pre-date the lightbulb; and a character getting the bulb, but turning it off, indicating they had second thoughts and decided it wasn't a good idea after all. In shows with a weak fourth wall, characters may even [[MetafictionalDevice grab the lightbulb off of their head and utilize it in their plan, plan]], or may happen to be standing under an actual lightbulb that is turned on by another character. Characters GenreSavvy enough will sometimes put an actual lightbulb above their head or someone else's in an effort to give them an idea. A DeadHorseTrope, definitely. Nearly every example here is a parody or subversion. Often used as part of a RebusBubble.
16th Aug '16 3:23:38 AM WillBGood
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* [[http://ohnolookoutitsaraygun.com/20071110-04.gif This comic]] takes the trope about as far as it'll go, with a lightbulb having an idea about... oh, just read it.
** Unfortunately it appears you can't any more.
10th Jun '16 2:34:25 PM katrinahood
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* Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins'' episode "Runaway Pride at Lightstation Kilowatt". When Kevin gets an idea on how to save the Emperor's Pride, a light bulb alien lights up next to his head.
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