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23rd Apr '16 11:08:13 AM JMQwilleran
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* In "Franklin's Big Box" from ''Literature/{{Franklin}} and Friends'', Franklin's Aunt T tries to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this by sending Franklin a large decorated box in the mail with nothing in it. At first, Franklin and his friends think maybe she just forgot to put in a gift and decide to go visit her place to ask her about it. Along the way, however, they have fun with the box, and by the time they've reached Aunt T's, Franklin's decided to thank her for just sending the empty box.
10th Apr '16 9:43:54 AM Audobonible
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***[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb7peg0gq-o And they defend it against an army of delivery-truck workers]].
21st Feb '16 8:20:01 PM Andyroid
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* One of the "good" things listed in "Defintion of Good" by Music/TheyMightBeGiants (from their kids' album "Why?") is "Cardboard box that a large appliance came in".
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10th Jan '16 5:41:06 PM nombretomado
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* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Idiot Box" revolved around SpongeBob (who [[ManChild is an adult might we add]]) ordering a giant screen television... simply so that he and Patrick could have the box to play in.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' episode "Idiot Box" revolved around SpongeBob [=SpongeBob=] (who [[ManChild is an adult might we add]]) ordering a giant screen television... simply so that he and Patrick could have the box to play in.
26th Nov '15 3:50:20 PM LaurelHS
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** In "A Very Tanner Christmas," Nicky and Alex play in a pair of boxes on Christmas morning and Joey gives them a ride by pulling the boxes across the living room.
-->'''Joey:''' You know, Santa could have saved himself $39.95 if he had just bought the boys boxes and wrapping paper.
8th Oct '15 5:45:37 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'':
** In the prologue to the episode, "[[CourtroomEpisode Read and Flumberghast]]", as Arthur shows the features of his family's new refrigerator to the viewers, D.W. shows the viewers the many things the box the refrigerator was shipped in could be, including an elevator, a rocket ship, a mobile home for birds, a motorboat, and a submarine. Being older than her, Arthur doesn't get what D.W. sees in the box. In the actual episode, David builds an office for D.W. from the box, which is what sets the episode's main plot in motion.
** In the episode, "Some Assembly Required", the Read Family orders a new playground for D.W. to play in. While David and Jane assemble the playground, D.W. goes on an imaginary adventure with Emily and Bud, pretending the box it was shipped in is a rocket ship.
30th Jul '15 6:00:14 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* Played with on ''Series/SesameStreet'': The shifty salesman Lefty tries to sell Ernie an empty box, telling him that at least it doesn't have worms in it, and that he could put jellybeans or a pet mouse in it. But Ernie doesn't have any money on him, prompting Lefty to walk away in disgust. Immediately afterward, Bert comes by with a box full of donuts -- and Ernie promptly dumps out the donuts and takes the box, saying that now he'll be ready when jellybeans start raining from the sky.


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* Played with on ''Series/SesameStreet'': The shifty salesman Lefty tries to sell Ernie an empty box, telling him that at least it doesn't have worms in it, and that he could put jellybeans or a pet mouse in it. But Ernie doesn't have any money on him, prompting Lefty to walk away in disgust. Immediately afterward, Bert comes by with a box full of donuts -- and Ernie promptly dumps out the donuts and takes the box, saying that now he'll be ready when jellybeans start raining from the sky.


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** A non-box variation of this trope appears in "Momma Trauma", where a man is trying to sell some toy robots, but the kids are only interested in the ball which comes as an accessory.
20th Jun '15 11:30:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* Bubble wrap. ''*pop* *pop* *pop* *pop*''. Tragically, someone had to go and invent [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks a newer type of bubble wrap]] made of interconnected air pockets that is becoming more commonplace. Trying to pop one air pocket will deflate all of the pockets on a row. We need Thickie Holden to invent the [[RedDwarf Tension Sheet]].

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* Bubble wrap. ''*pop* *pop* *pop* *pop*''. Tragically, someone had to go and invent [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks a newer type of bubble wrap]] made of interconnected air pockets that is becoming more commonplace. Trying to pop one air pocket will deflate all of the pockets on a row. We need Thickie Holden to invent the [[RedDwarf [[Series/RedDwarf Tension Sheet]].
9th Jun '15 3:41:24 AM Eps05
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* ''Business Cat'' receives the [[http://www.businesscat.happyjar.com/comic/photocopier/ new photocopier]].
30th May '15 12:45:22 PM Papayaman1000
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Kids covet boxes while ignoring the (presumably valuable) contents inside. Many parents learn this the hard way -- little Cindy's birthday is coming up soon, and unsuspecting Alice and Bob want it to be super-special for her, so they search high and low for a super-special ultra-rare highly-expensive toy as her present. As the birthday approaches, the two of them bubble over with excitement as they imagine how vivacious she'll be when she finally receives it.

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Kids (and cats) covet boxes while ignoring the (presumably valuable) contents inside. Many parents learn this the hard way -- little Cindy's birthday is coming up soon, and unsuspecting Alice and Bob want it to be super-special for her, so they search high and low for a super-special ultra-rare highly-expensive toy as her present. As the birthday approaches, the two of them bubble over with excitement as they imagine how vivacious she'll be when she finally receives it.
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