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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!
1st Nov '16 2:00:06 AM dvorak
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* In ''Film/GhostFromTheMachine'', Cody learns that his ghost-conjuring machine is working because his radio turns itself back on and tunes back to the station it was on.
4th Sep '16 8:18:52 AM erforce
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* Played with in the PinkPanther. When some appliance has enraged/attacked him. He would pound it until is totally destroyed and walk away, just for the appliance to leave a last "breath" and the panther hitting it one last time.

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* Played with in the PinkPanther. ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther''. When some appliance has enraged/attacked him. He him, he would pound it until is totally destroyed and walk away, just for the appliance to leave a last "breath" and the panther hitting it one last time.
29th Aug '16 9:32:24 AM dsneybuf
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* ''Series/TheElectricCompany'' 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/TheElectricCompany'' ''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!"
18th Jul '16 2:33:03 PM eroock
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** In "The Empty Child" the phone in the TARDIS's Police Box disguise rings, with the eponymous Child asking "Are you my mummy?" despite the phone not actually being plugged in to anything, so normally it doesn't work.
17th Jul '16 5:29:21 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* ''VideoGame/{{Imscared}}'' takes this trope to the logical extreme; there are moments where it seems like the game has ended or crashed, until you find that it is downloading text files onto your computer telling you to keep playing. Even after you complete the game, the last text file greatly implies that [[OhCrap White Face is still haunting your computer]].
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