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20th Jul '16 3:29:29 AM Gess
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** In the prequel ''BabylonFiveFilm01InTheBeginning'', Londo, now the Centauri Emperor, grants a boy the power to give one order even he, the Emperor, would have to obey. The boy demands to be told a great and true story about the past (which serves as the framing device for the following movie). Londo chuckles that the boy handled the [[ArcWords "What do you want"]] question far better than Londo [[DealWithTheDevil himself had done]].
20th Jul '16 3:28:18 AM Gess
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** In the prequel ''BabylonFiveFilm01InTheBeginning'', Londo, now the Centauri Emperor, grants a boy the power to give one order even he, the Emperor, would have to obey. The boy demands to be told a great and true story about the past (which serves as the framing device for the following movie). Londo chuckles that the boy handled the [[ArcWords "What do you want"]] question far better than Londo [[DealWithTheDevil himself had done]].
8th Jul '16 10:17:38 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' movie special ''Film/WakkosWish'', Wakko wishes for [[spoiler:two ha'pennies]]! This is ''[[SubvertedTrope not]]'' WastefulWishing because [[spoiler:spending them helps revive his home town since it was simply so poor that everyone treated it like a fortune]].

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' movie special ''Film/WakkosWish'', ''WesternAnimation/WakkosWish'', Wakko wishes for [[spoiler:two ha'pennies]]! This is ''[[SubvertedTrope not]]'' WastefulWishing because [[spoiler:spending them helps revive his home town since it was simply so poor that everyone treated it like a fortune]].
3rd Jul '16 7:25:37 PM VoxAquila
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* In a WhatCouldHaveBeen draft of an episode of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Buffy would have been granted one wish of phenomenal cosmic power. After debating heavily the whole episode on how to use it, she would walk in with a brand new pair of shoes, prompting Willow to lampshade this trope before the big reveal: She actually used the wish to bring Tara back to life.
26th May '16 8:33:07 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Commander Red is eventually revealed to want the Dragon Balls to wish [[TheNapoleon to be taller.]] Upon hearing this, Staff Officer Black, enraged that he wasted so many resources on such a petty wish, shoots him dead.

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** Commander Red is eventually revealed to want the Dragon Balls to wish [[TheNapoleon to be taller.]] Upon hearing this, Staff Officer Black, [[EvenEvilHasStandards enraged that he wasted so many resources on such a petty wish, wish]], shoots him dead.
8th May '16 1:45:12 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* A ''Frumpy The Clown'' comic had the eponymous sarcastic clown and a kid encounter a wizard who claimed he could give them whatever would "make [their lives] complete." Frumpy immediately wishes for the first {{ABBA}} album on vinyl and a watermelon. While the kid complains that he could have wished bigger, [[GenreSavvy Frumpy quips that he doesn't trust midgets with wands]].

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* A ''Frumpy The Clown'' comic had the eponymous sarcastic clown and a kid encounter a wizard who claimed he could give them whatever would "make [their lives] complete." Frumpy immediately wishes for the first {{ABBA}} Music/{{ABBA}} album on vinyl and a watermelon. While the kid complains that he could have wished bigger, [[GenreSavvy Frumpy quips that he doesn't trust midgets with wands]].
17th Jan '16 12:02:48 AM nombretomado
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* Parodied by PerryBibleFellowship [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF210-Wishing_Well.gif here]].

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* Parodied by PerryBibleFellowship ''ComicStrip/ThePerryBibleFellowship'' [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF210-Wishing_Well.gif here]].
5th Dec '15 4:23:43 PM nombretomado
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* In a ''SesameStreet'' Christmas special [[Film/ElmoSavesChristmas Elmo Saves Christmas]], Elmo gets a magic snowglobe from Santa Claus. He uses the first wish to get a drink of water.

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* In a ''SesameStreet'' ''Series/SesameStreet'' Christmas special [[Film/ElmoSavesChristmas Elmo Saves Christmas]], Elmo gets a magic snowglobe from Santa Claus. He uses the first wish to get a drink of water.
16th Sep '15 6:15:54 PM eroock
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This trope is closely related to WastefulWishing, but differs in intent -- WastefulWishing is when a request is mundane because the wisher was being frivolous or made a mistake. A MundaneWish, in contrast, is ''intentionally'' chosen because that's all the wisher wants.

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This trope is closely related to WastefulWishing, but differs in intent -- WastefulWishing is when a request is mundane because the wisher was being frivolous or made a mistake. A MundaneWish, Mundane Wish, in contrast, is ''intentionally'' chosen because that's all the wisher wants.
16th Sep '15 6:15:15 PM eroock
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MundaneWish is the trope when a character, given the opportunity to choose any reward without restraint, intentionally picks something simple and commonplace. While this may be done simply for comedy, it is often used to establish the practical or humble nature of the wisher -- such as if Bob simply doesn't ''want'' or ''need'' anything grand, or doesn't even think to ask for such. Alternately, Bob may be GenreSavvy enough to wish for something simple in order to counteract [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor the backfire potential]] of a [[LiteralGenie literal]] or JerkassGenie.

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MundaneWish Mundane Wish is the trope when a character, given the opportunity to choose any reward without restraint, intentionally picks something simple and commonplace. While this may be done simply for comedy, it is often used to establish the practical or humble nature of the wisher -- such as if Bob simply doesn't ''want'' or ''need'' anything grand, or doesn't even think to ask for such. Alternately, Bob may be GenreSavvy enough to wish for something simple in order to counteract [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor the backfire potential]] of a [[LiteralGenie literal]] or JerkassGenie.
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