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19th May '16 4:12:50 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheMightyBoosh episode'' "The Nightmare of Milky Joe" there appears to be a ship in the distance that may rescue our heroes from the island they're stranded on. It's only a model, as Vince proves when he reaches out and plucks it right off the horizon.

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* In ''TheMightyBoosh ''Series/TheMightyBoosh episode'' "The Nightmare of Milky Joe" there appears to be a ship in the distance that may rescue our heroes from the island they're stranded on. It's only a model, as Vince proves when he reaches out and plucks it right off the horizon.
9th Mar '16 3:08:52 AM AgProv
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* A goodly number of aircraft and sets in ''Film/TheBattleOfBritain'' were models. Many of the air-combat scenes involve clever merging of actual aircraft footage, studio mock-ups and model filming - which included a lot of exploding model aircraft sent to fiery destruction.
9th Mar '16 3:05:44 AM AgProv
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* In The Architect Sketch from a ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' episode, the model for a set of flats has collapsing floors and catches on fire. During a presentation to the clients, no less.

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* In The Architect Sketch from a ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' episode, the model for a set of flats has collapsing floors and catches on fire. During a presentation to the clients, no less. [[note]]The dangerously incompetent architect is still given the contract after revealing he's a Freemason. See Real Life below. [[/note]]
25th Jan '16 12:04:10 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* During the climax of ''Film/AntMan'' an ant-sized Scott Lang flees for his life across a model of the Pym Technologies building while security men shoot at him, their bullets tearing up the model around him in slow-mo as a parody of SceneryGorn scenes of destruction in other films. The fact that there's a track on the soundtrack called "A Center for Ants" makes it quite likely that the scene is a ShoutOut to the ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'' scene listed above.

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* During the climax of ''Film/AntMan'' an ant-sized Scott Lang flees for his life across a model of the Pym Technologies building while security men shoot at him, their bullets tearing up the model around him in slow-mo as a parody of SceneryGorn DestructionPorn scenes of destruction in other films. The fact that there's a track on the soundtrack called "A Center for Ants" makes it quite likely that the scene is a ShoutOut to the ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'' scene listed above.
25th Jan '16 12:03:28 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* During the climax of ''Film/AntMan'' an ant-sized Scott Lang flees for his life across a model of the Pym Technologies building while security men shoot at him, their bullets tearing up the model around him in slow-mo as a parody of SceneryGorn scenes of destruction in other films. The fact that there's a track on the soundtrack called "A Center for Ants" makes it quite likely that the scene is a ShoutOut to the ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'' scene listed above.
7th Dec '15 9:29:47 AM DragonQuestZ
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** Mr. Burns shows off a scale model of Springfield when he's demonstrating his plan to blot out the sun.

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** In the episode "Who Shot Mr. Burns? Part 1", Burns shows off uses a scale model of Springfield when he's demonstrating to show Smithers his plan to blot block out the sun.Sun in order to make everyone more reliant on the power plant. After Smithers quits due to Burns' descent into "[[CardCarryingVillain cartoonish super-villainy]]", Monty begins stomping on the model for fun:
-->'''Mr. Burns:''' Take that, Bowlerama! ''(stomp)'' Take that, Convenience Mart! ''(stomp)'' [[RuleOfThree Take that]], Nuclear Power Plan- ''(stomp)'' [[OhCrap Oh, fiddlesticks.]]
21st Nov '15 1:18:45 PM StFan
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* In one {{Dilbert}} strip, the PointyHairedBoss is shown a model of a nuclear power plant their company is building. When he asks how large the real one will be, Dilbert says it will be [[InvertedTrope half the model's size and cost $20 to build]].

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* In one {{Dilbert}} ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip, the PointyHairedBoss is shown a model of a nuclear power plant their company is building. When he asks how large the real one will be, Dilbert says it will be [[InvertedTrope half the model's size and cost $20 to build]].
21st Nov '15 12:40:16 PM StFan
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->'''Number Two:''' Over the last thirty years, Virtucon has grown by leaps and bounds. About fifteen years ago, we changed from volatile chemicals to the communication industry. We own cable companies in thirty-eight states.
->[the thirty-eight states illuminate on a map]
->'''Number Two:''' In addition to our cable holdings, we own a steel mill in Cleveland.
->[a steel mill miniature illuminates in Cleveland]
->'''Number Two:''' Shipping in Texas.
->[a model ship off the coast of Texas illuminates]
->'''Number Two:''' Oil refineries in Seattle.
->[a model oil refinery illuminates in Seattle]
->'''Number Two:''' And a factory in Chicago that makes miniature models of factories.

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->'''Number Two:''' Over the last thirty years, Virtucon has grown by leaps and bounds. About fifteen years ago, we changed from volatile chemicals to the communication industry. We own cable companies in thirty-eight states.
->[the
states.\\
(''the
thirty-eight states illuminate on a map]
->'''Number
map'')\\
'''Number
Two:''' In addition to our cable holdings, we own a steel mill in Cleveland.
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Cleveland.\\
(''a
steel mill miniature illuminates in Cleveland]
->'''Number
Cleveland'')\\
'''Number
Two:''' Shipping in Texas.
->[a
Texas.\\
(''a
model ship off the coast of Texas illuminates]
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illuminates'')\\
'''Number
Two:''' Oil refineries in Seattle.
->[a
Seattle.\\
(''a
model oil refinery illuminates in Seattle]
->'''Number
Seattle'')\\
'''Number
Two:''' And a factory in Chicago that makes miniature models of factories.



Name comes from a line in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''.

Compare FunSize.

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Name comes from a line in ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''.

''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''. Compare FunSize.FunSize.



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* In one ''ComicBook/GastonLagaffe'' strip, Prunelle manages to bring in De Masmaeker to look at the scale model of their planned office building, hoping to get him to sign the contracts later. While he's showing off the admittedly impressive model, Gaston comes in with a miniaturized Gaffophone a reader sent him, and proceeds to play it. The building model proceeds to collapse instantly.

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* In one ''ComicBook/GastonLagaffe'' strip, Prunelle manages to bring in De Masmaeker Mesmaeker to look at the scale model of their planned office building, hoping to get him to sign the contracts later. While he's showing off the admittedly impressive model, Gaston comes in with a miniaturized miniature Gaffophone a reader sent him, and proceeds to play it. The building model proceeds to collapse instantly.instantly.
-->'''De Mesmaeker:''' Thanks for that vision of the future! BWAAHAAHAHAHAHA!




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* In one {{Dilbert}} strip, the PointyHairedBoss is shown a model of a nuclear power plant their company is building. When he asks how large the real one will be, Dilbert says it will be [[InvertedTrope half the model's size and cost $20 to build]].
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* In one {{Dilbert}} strip, the PointyHairedBoss is shown a model of a nuclear power plant their company is building. When he asks how large the real one will be, Dilbert says it will be [[InvertedTrope half the model's size and cost $20 to build]].

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* Ref. The Architect Sketch from a ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' episode, the model for a set of flats has collapsing floors and catches on fire. During a presentation to the clients, no less. (above)
** This was actually topical satire: in 1969 in London, a tower block called Ronan Point was so shoddily designed and built that it collapsed in ''exactly'' this way, with loss of life. Freemasonry was suspected as the reason why the London council approved ''this'' design, by ''that'' architect, using ''that'' construction firm. Nothing was ever proven, but a year or two later, a construction company executive involved in the Ronan Point disaster was convicted and jailed for bribing councillors in a different part of Britain. Several local councillors were also jailed for corruption and misusing public finances.

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\n[[AC:NewspaperComics]]\n* In one {{Dilbert}} strip, the PointyHairedBoss is shown a model of a nuclear power plant their company is building. When he asks how large the real one will be, Dilbert says it will be [[InvertedTrope half the model's size and cost $20 to build]].\n\n[[AC:RealLife]]\n* Ref. The Architect Sketch from a ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' episode, the model for a set of flats has collapsing floors and catches on fire. During a presentation to the clients, no less. (above)\n** This was actually topical satire: in 1969 in London, a tower block called Ronan Point was so shoddily designed and built that it collapsed in ''exactly'' this way, with loss of life. Freemasonry was suspected as the reason why the London council approved ''this'' design, by ''that'' architect, using ''that'' construction firm. Nothing was ever proven, but a year or two later, a construction company executive involved in the Ronan Point disaster was convicted and jailed for bribing councillors in a different part of Britain. Several local councillors were also jailed for corruption and misusing public finances. \n\n[[AC:Theatre]][[/folder]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'', the climatic battle between Batman and the Joker takes place within a model of what Gotham City might look like in the future. The Joker disguises himself by wearing a skyscraper on his head. An episode of the tv series opens with the apparent explosion of a Gotham neighborhood, only for it to be revealed as a model, with the BigBad of the episode detailing his plans to make it really happen.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'', the climatic battle between Batman and the Joker takes place within a model of what Gotham City might look like in the future. The Joker disguises himself by wearing a skyscraper on his head. head.
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An episode of the tv series ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' opens with the apparent explosion of a Gotham neighborhood, only for it to be revealed as a model, with the BigBad of the episode detailing his plans to make it really happen.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Mr. Burns shows off a scale model of Springfield when he's demonstrating his plan to blot out the sun.
** In the season eight episode "Homer's Enemy," Homer enters a "build a model nuclear power plant" contest for kids... and ''not only'' kicks their asses[[note]]Homer's copy of the existing plant but with stripes added beat Martin's ''functioning'' model for a better one because Burns hates being told everything he's done isn't already perfect[[/note]], but humiliates his antagonistic co-worker into a VillainousBreakdown and accidental suicide!

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
**
Mr. Burns shows off a scale model of Springfield when he's demonstrating his plan to blot out the sun.
** In the season eight episode "Homer's Enemy," Enemy", Homer enters a "build a model nuclear power plant" contest for kids... and ''not only'' kicks their asses[[note]]Homer's copy of the existing plant but with stripes added beat Martin's ''functioning'' model for a better one because Burns hates being told everything he's done isn't already perfect[[/note]], but humiliates his antagonistic co-worker into a VillainousBreakdown and accidental suicide!



--->'''Burns''': ...and it will carry 200 passengers from New Yorks' Idlewild airport to the Belgian Congo in 17 minutes!
--->'''Smithers''': That's quite a nice model, sir.
--->'''Burns''': Model?
*** He later orders Smithers to get into it with him. Smithers assumes he's joking, the model being about the size of a basketball, but then Burns pulls out a gun.
--->'''Burns''': Now, to the plant! We'll take the Spruce Moose. Hop in!
--->'''Smithers''': *nervous laugh* ah, sir...
--->'''Burns''': *cocks revolver* I said, hop in.

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--->'''Burns''': ...--->'''Burns:''' ...and it will carry 200 passengers from New Yorks' Idlewild airport to the Belgian Congo in 17 minutes!
--->'''Smithers''':
minutes!\\
'''Smithers:'''
That's quite a nice model, sir.
--->'''Burns''':
sir.\\
'''Burns:'''
Model?
*** ** He later orders Smithers to get into it with him. Smithers assumes he's joking, the model being about the size of a basketball, but then Burns pulls out a gun.
--->'''Burns''': --->'''Burns:''' Now, to the plant! We'll take the Spruce Moose. Hop in!
--->'''Smithers''': *nervous laugh*
in!\\
'''Smithers:''' (''nervous laugh'')
ah, sir...
--->'''Burns''': *cocks revolver*
sir...\\
'''Burns:''' (''cocks revolver'')
I said, hop in.



--> '''Monarch''': ...What??
--> '''Dr. Girlfriend''': That model was ''supposed'' to be a ''surprise!''
--> '''Monarch''' [sheepishly]: ...I peeked?

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--> '''Monarch''': ...What??
-->
-->'''Monarch:''' ...What??\\
'''Dr. Girlfriend''': Girlfriend:''' That model was ''supposed'' to be a ''surprise!''
--> '''Monarch''' [sheepishly]: ...
''surprise!''\\
'''Monarch:''' (''sheepishly'') ...
I peeked?peeked?
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* Ref. The Architect Sketch from a ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' episode, the model for a set of flats has collapsing floors and catches on fire. During a presentation to the clients, no less. (above)
** This was actually topical satire: in 1969 in London, a tower block called Ronan Point was so shoddily designed and built that it collapsed in ''exactly'' this way, with loss of life. Freemasonry was suspected as the reason why the London council approved ''this'' design, by ''that'' architect, using ''that'' construction firm. Nothing was ever proven, but a year or two later, a construction company executive involved in the Ronan Point disaster was convicted and jailed for bribing councillors in a different part of Britain. Several local councillors were also jailed for corruption and misusing public finances.
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16th Nov '15 8:54:39 AM FF32
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* In ''BlackAdder Goes Forth'' Melchett and Darling show George a model of the stretch of ground that has been captured in the latest battle. It turns out that the model is on a scale of 1:1, so the actual gain is only a few square feet. Closer examination reveals that it's not even a model -- it's ''the actual square of turf''.

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* In ''BlackAdder ''Series/BlackAdder Goes Forth'' Melchett and Darling show George a model of the stretch of ground that has been captured in the latest battle. It turns out that the model is on a scale of 1:1, so the actual gain is only a few square feet. Closer examination reveals that it's not even a model -- it's ''the actual square of turf''.
11th Oct '15 2:16:32 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Hail Doofania!", Doofenshmirtz makes a scale model ([[EverythingsBetterWithPlushies made of felt]]) of his floating city, Doofania. By the end of the episode, the city has sunk and only the model remains.
* ''TheSimpsons'': Mr. Burns shows off a scale model of Springfield when he's demonstrating his plan to blot out the sun.

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* In the ''PhineasAndFerb'' ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Hail Doofania!", Doofenshmirtz makes a scale model ([[EverythingsBetterWithPlushies made of felt]]) of his floating city, Doofania. By the end of the episode, the city has sunk and only the model remains.
* ''TheSimpsons'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Mr. Burns shows off a scale model of Springfield when he's demonstrating his plan to blot out the sun.
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