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16th Jul '16 9:08:03 PM VoiceInTheWasteland
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* ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'': The grieving old man walks off screen, his shadow freeze-frames and we hear a screech of brakes and a yell. "Confused by his great loss, the old man left that home... never to return!" Only a funny example because of {{narm}}. At B-Fest, someone will occasionally roll a single tire in front of the screen at this point.

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* ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'': The grieving old man walks off screen, his shadow freeze-frames and we hear a screech of brakes and a yell. "Confused by his great loss, the old man left that home... never to return!" Only a funny example because of {{narm}}. At B-Fest, someone will occasionally roll a single tire in front of the screen at this point. Note that during this supposed offscreen car accident, [[TheyJustDidn'tCare the man's shadow is clearly visible on the ground.]]
7th Jul '16 2:53:48 AM eroock
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* The actual car crash at the end of ''Film/{{Contempt}}'', [[spoiler:taking both the lives of Camille and Jack]], is only heard while the camera pans over a close-up of Camille's fare-well letter to Paul. The camera returns to the crash scene right after, showing both characters lying motionless in their convertible.
2nd May '16 4:12:52 AM eroock
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* Happens in Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/{{Scoop}}''.

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* Happens in the last scene of Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/{{Scoop}}''.''Film/{{Scoop}}''. Woody's car swings off the road but the camera stays on the road and all we hear is the shattering.
8th Mar '16 2:57:12 PM LaurelHS
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** The second panel of this [[http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1986/06/18 strip]].
20th Jan '16 3:49:04 PM LaurelHS
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** In another episode, Sheldon walks out of the apartment while playing bongos:
-->'''Sheldon:''' ''(off-screen, chanting rhythmically)'' I play bongos, walking down the stairs! Oh! ''(thumping sounds, yelp)'' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Never play bongos, walking down the stairs!]]
5th Dec '15 5:20:45 AM Snesman64
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* A ChipAndDale short "Toy Tinkers" employed this technique when Donald "trips" a passing toy car and sends it crashing offscreen, which he watches with glee, only to cut to the wreckage afterwards. Despite its resemblance to a HannaBarbera gag it came out back in 1949, though ironically it was directed by one Jack Hannah (no relation).
11th Sep '15 12:53:40 PM Kakai
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* ''Webcomic/{{Godslave}}'' has this moment when Turner attacks Edith from behind. We cut to "WAM!" and Anpu's exasperated expression.
24th Aug '15 6:25:41 PM nombretomado
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* From ''{{Moonlight}}'''s '12:04 AM':

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* From ''{{Moonlight}}'''s '12:04 AM':''Series/{{Moonlight}}'''s "12:04 AM":



* In ''TheBigBangTheory'', Leonard suggests that Sheldon start over on his equations instead of fretting over what he already has, since Sheldon was up all night. Sheldon then casually strolls to the window and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny drops a whiteboard with the equations on it out the window.]]

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* In ''TheBigBangTheory'', ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Leonard suggests that Sheldon start over on his equations instead of fretting over what he already has, since Sheldon was up all night. Sheldon then casually strolls to the window and [[CrowningMomentOfFunny drops a whiteboard with the equations on it out the window.]]
24th Jul '15 2:54:29 PM HeroGal2347
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Used [[RuleOfFunny because it's funny]], sound effects are cheap, and [[TakeOurWordForIt no writer could come up with a more chaotic scene than your imagination can]]. May involve a SoundOnlyDeath.

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Used [[RuleOfFunny because it's funny]], sound effects are cheap, and [[TakeOurWordForIt no writer could come up with a more chaotic scene than your imagination can]]. May involve a SoundOnlyDeath.SoundOnlyDeath or an ICantLookGesture.
12th Jul '15 5:30:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroes'' episode "Recap/TrialByFire", this happens when [[ItMakesSenseInContext Ben jumps off a building to go stand in for the rest of the team.]] There is a sound of screeching tires, honking horns, and Ben yelling, "Hey, I'm landing here!"

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroes'' episode "Recap/TrialByFire", "[[Recap/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroesTrialByFire Trial By Fire]]", this happens when [[ItMakesSenseInContext Ben jumps off a building to go stand in for the rest of the team.]] There is a sound of screeching tires, honking horns, and Ben yelling, "Hey, I'm landing here!"
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