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25th Mar '17 12:03:36 PM nombretomado
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* In ''VideoGame/NanashiNoGame'', the [[HauntedTechnology cursed, nameless game]] switches on your [[NintendoDS TS]] on its own whenever it decides it's time for you to play it some more. Early on, your hero gets so freaked out they smash their system against the ground... and [[ClingyMacGuffin a new TS appears]], with all their personal information already entered and the game loaded up and ready to go.

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* In ''VideoGame/NanashiNoGame'', the [[HauntedTechnology cursed, nameless game]] switches on your [[NintendoDS [[UsefulNotes/NintendoDS TS]] on its own whenever it decides it's time for you to play it some more. Early on, your hero gets so freaked out they smash their system against the ground... and [[ClingyMacGuffin a new TS appears]], with all their personal information already entered and the game loaded up and ready to go.
13th Mar '17 5:42:39 PM ginsengaddict
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For example a character may be watching TV when the channel [[DoNotAdjustYourSet mysteriously changes to something ominous or relevant]]. They flip the channel back, and either it shows the same picture or waits, then turns back to the scene. They turn the TV off, and it turns back on, with the same scene possibly several times. They [[CutTheJuice rip the power cord]] out of the socket, and if they're lucky, get a brief pause before the TV turns itself on ''anyway'' and continues showing the scene. If they're really wound tight they might [[ShootTheTelevision smash the machine to smithereens]] only to find it just keeps running regardless or reconstructs itself when they're not looking.

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For example a character may be watching TV when the channel [[DoNotAdjustYourSet mysteriously changes to something ominous or relevant]]. They flip the channel back, and either it shows the same picture or waits, then turns back to the scene. They turn the TV off, and it turns back on, with the same scene possibly several times. They [[CutTheJuice rip the power cord]] out of the socket, and if they're lucky, get a brief pause before the TV turns itself on ''anyway'' and continues showing the scene. If they're really wound tight they might [[ShootTheTelevision [[PercussiveShutdown smash the machine to smithereens]] only to find it just keeps running regardless or reconstructs itself when they're not looking.
12th Mar '17 2:00:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'' had a sketch in which a disgruntled TV owner returns his TV to a dealer, complaining that it turns on by itself. They go into an argument where the dealer scoffs at the complaint with "It didn't!" and the customer responds, "It did!" repeatedly, until the TV turns on by itself just as the customer described and MorganFreeman is on the screen saying, "It did!"

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* ''Series/TheElectricCompany1971'' had a sketch in which a disgruntled TV owner returns his TV to a dealer, complaining that it turns on by itself. They go into an argument where the dealer scoffs at the complaint with "It didn't!" and the customer responds, "It did!" repeatedly, until the TV turns on by itself just as the customer described and MorganFreeman Creator/MorganFreeman is on the screen saying, "It did!"
6th Mar '17 1:08:16 PM superidiotman00
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* One episode of TheFairlyOddParents ends with a publicly broadcasted song decrying EvilBabysitter Vicki. Annoyed with the song, Vicki tries to turn her [=TV=] off, and later [[NoKillLikeOverkill smashes it]], to no avail.

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* One episode of TheFairlyOddParents ends with a publicly broadcasted song decrying EvilBabysitter BabysitterFromHell Vicki. Annoyed with the song, Vicki tries to turn her [=TV=] off, and later [[NoKillLikeOverkill smashes it]], to no avail.
6th Mar '17 1:06:44 PM superidiotman00
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* One episode of TheFairlyOddParents ends with a publicly broadcasted song decrying EvilBabysitter Vicki. Annoyed with the song, Vicki tries to turn her [=TV=] off, and later [[NoKillLikeOverkill smashes it]], to no avail.
15th Dec '16 10:05:49 AM Lloigor
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* In ''Film/BruceAlmighty'', Bruce gets a call on his pager from the same number, even after ripping out the battery, hurling it out of the window, and watching it get run over. Justified as the calls are from ''God.''
* In ''Film/{{Big}}'', the fortune-teller machine works despite not being plugged in. At the end of the movie, the protagonist is trying to reverse his sudden adulthood, and at first only gets normal fortunes out of the machine - until he realizes that it's actually plugged in, and swiftly pulls out the plug to set it back in 'magic mode'.

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* In ''Film/BruceAlmighty'', Bruce gets a call on his pager from the same number, even after ripping out the battery, hurling it out of the window, and watching it get run over. Justified as the calls are from ''God.''
''God''.
* In ''Film/{{Big}}'', the fortune-teller machine works despite not being plugged in. At the end of the movie, the protagonist is trying to reverse his sudden adulthood, and at first only gets normal fortunes out of the machine - until he realizes that it's actually plugged in, and swiftly pulls out the plug to set it back in 'magic mode'."magic mode".



* In ''Literature/NeedfulThings'' Ace Merrill gets a hint that something is ''really'' wrong with his new employer Mr. Gaunt, when he sees that the tape player, that had played a message from Gaunt, is unplugged ([[TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat the tape also reacts to his actions]], and there was no way Gaunt could've recorded it in the first place).

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* In ''Literature/NeedfulThings'' ''Literature/NeedfulThings'', Ace Merrill gets a hint that something is ''really'' wrong with his new employer Mr. Gaunt, when he sees that the tape player, that had played a message from Gaunt, is unplugged ([[TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat the tape also reacts to his actions]], and there was no way Gaunt could've recorded it in the first place).
11th Dec '16 7:38:48 PM SirPellucidar
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* In the final episode of The Legend of Korra, Kuvira attempts to shut down the spirit cannon after it goes out of control, but since it's drawing on power from the spirit vines all around it, it doesn't shut off and keeps firing, eventually [[ExplosiveOverclocking overloading]].
10th Dec '16 6:53:04 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' has a scene that centers around this trope. As the [[WhatAnIdiot titular character]] and his team of family/friends are hiding in a bar from zombies, when his greater-than-stupid friend Nick decides to break the tension by turning on the nearby jukebox. [[RealityEnsues Reality Ensues]]. Oh, and the kicker: The movie is set in England, and the song that plays - [[Music/{{Queen}} Queen's "Can't Stop Me Now."]] It takes an axe or something to stop Freddie Mercury.

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* ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' has a scene that centers around this trope. As the [[WhatAnIdiot titular character]] and his team of family/friends are hiding in a bar from zombies, when his greater-than-stupid friend Nick decides to break the tension by turning on the nearby jukebox. [[RealityEnsues Reality Ensues]]. Oh, and the kicker: The movie is set in England, and the song that plays - [[Music/{{Queen}} Queen's "Can't "Don't Stop Me Now."]] It takes an axe or something to stop Freddie Mercury.
10th Dec '16 6:52:45 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' has a scene that centers around this trope. As the [[WhatAnIdiot titular character]] and his team of family/friends are hiding in a bar from zombies, when his greater-than-stupid friend Nick decides to break the tension by turning on the nearby jukebox. [[RealityEnsues Reality Ensues]]. Oh, and the kicker: The movie is set in England, and the song that plays - [[Music/Queen Queen's "Can't Stop Me Now."]] It takes an axe or something to stop Freddie Mercury.

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* ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' has a scene that centers around this trope. As the [[WhatAnIdiot titular character]] and his team of family/friends are hiding in a bar from zombies, when his greater-than-stupid friend Nick decides to break the tension by turning on the nearby jukebox. [[RealityEnsues Reality Ensues]]. Oh, and the kicker: The movie is set in England, and the song that plays - [[Music/Queen [[Music/{{Queen}} Queen's "Can't Stop Me Now."]] It takes an axe or something to stop Freddie Mercury.
6th Nov '16 10:17:17 PM BlazePfeff
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* ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead'' has a scene that centers around this trope. As the [[WhatAnIdiot titular character]] and his team of family/friends are hiding in a bar from zombies, when his greater-than-stupid friend Nick decides to break the tension by turning on the nearby jukebox. [[RealityEnsues Reality Ensues]]. Oh, and the kicker: The movie is set in England, and the song that plays - [[Music/Queen Queen's "Can't Stop Me Now."]] It takes an axe or something to stop Freddie Mercury.
-->'''Probably everybody''': God, kill the Queen!
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