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25th May '17 5:59:04 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* Throughout the second half of the short, "When You're Hot..." from the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode, "[[Recap/TinyToonAdventuresS2E2GoingPlaces Going Places]]", Plucky unsuccessfully attempts to open a box that says, "OPEN IN CASE OF FIRE" to put out a fire at Acme Looniversity. When Buster tells him to get the box open, Plucky tells him, "I've tried everything except saying, 'Open Sesame!'". Turns out, saying "Open Sesame!" opens the box.
30th Apr '17 5:11:45 PM PaulA
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* In one episode of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' the door to a scientist's hidden lab is activated by tapping three light sconces, each of which emits a different tone.
* Occurrs in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', like [[FantasyKitchenSink many other magical tropes]].

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* In one episode of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' the door to a scientist's hidden lab is activated by tapping three light sconces, each of which emits a different tone.
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%%* Occurrs in ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', like [[FantasyKitchenSink many other magical tropes]].tropes]]. %% In which episode?



* There is an achievement in ''[[VideoGame/FableI Fable Anniversary]]'' called "Open Saysmemiddlefinger" that references this saying. It is awarded for opening every Demon Door, or giving one that's still closed the finger.
30th Apr '17 11:29:50 AM Flawedspirit
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Want to get into the Chamber of Secrets? Then you'd better know how to speak Parseltongue!

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Want to get into the Chamber of Secrets? Then you'd better know how to speak Parseltongue!Parseltongue! [[spoiler:Apparently, just making the correct noises without knowing the language also works, as Ron did years later.]]



* In one episode of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' trhe door to a scientist's hidden lab is activated by tapping three light sconces, each of which emits a different tone.

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* In one episode of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' trhe the door to a scientist's hidden lab is activated by tapping three light sconces, each of which emits a different tone.



* There is an achievement in ''[[VideoGame/FableI Fable Anniversary]]'' called "Open Saysmemiddlefinger" that references this saying. It is awarded for opening every Demon Door, or giving one that's still closed the finger.



* In ''Literature/{{Phaeton}}'' the door to the Dungeon of Flames is opened with "Open Sesame", no matter what language it is spoken in. The dungeon is also implied to be the former cave of the forty theives.

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* In ''Literature/{{Phaeton}}'' the door to the Dungeon of Flames is opened with "Open Sesame", no matter what language it is spoken in. The dungeon is also implied to be the former cave of the forty theives.thieves.
31st Jan '17 7:48:55 PM PaulA
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* Played ''excessively'' straight in ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'', in the episode "The Haven": the ultra-secure, ultra-private apartments in the titular residential complex are ''so'' heavily automated that even the kitchen cabinets can't be opened or closed unless the resident tells them to. This backfires when the male lead can't even get into his own fridge when the system stops working.

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* Played ''excessively'' straight in ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'', in the episode "The Haven": the ultra-secure, ultra-private apartments in the titular residential complex are ''so'' so heavily automated that even the kitchen cabinets can't be opened or closed unless the resident tells them to. This backfires when the male lead can't even get into his own fridge when the system stops working.
31st Jan '17 11:55:13 AM Sharlee
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* Played ''excessively'' straight in ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'', in the episode "The Haven": the ultra-secure, ultra-private apartments in the titular residential complex are ''so'' heavily automated that even the kitchen cabinets can't be opened or closed unless the resident tells them to. This backfires when the male lead can't even get into his own fridge when the system stops working.
29th Jul '16 11:40:38 AM IceLord0101
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The fact that it sounds an awful lot like [[OpenSaysMe "Open Says-A-Me"]] is a coincidence: the phrase is directly translated from Arabic "Iftaḥ yā Simsim", and the pun doesn't work. The use of "Sesame" ("Simsim" in Arabic) just happens to be a random word, which makes sense; [[ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish why would you make the magic words to a secret chamber of riches something anyone could figure out?]]

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The fact that it sounds an awful lot like [[OpenSaysMe "Open Says-A-Me"]] is a coincidence: the phrase is directly translated from Arabic "Iftaḥ yā Simsim", and the pun doesn't work. The use of "Sesame" ("Simsim" in Arabic) just happens to be a random word, which makes sense; [[ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish why would you make the magic words to a secret chamber of riches something which anyone could figure out?]]
30th May '16 4:49:59 AM LadyJaneGrey
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Of course, the story [[RosebudWasHisSled is too familiar these days]] for it to be used as a password in a serious sense, making the phrase something of a DeadHorseTrope, only PlayedForLaughs.

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Of course, the story [[RosebudWasHisSled [[ItWasHisSled is too familiar these days]] for it to be used as a password in a serious sense, making the phrase something of a DeadHorseTrope, only PlayedForLaughs.
30th May '16 4:49:12 AM LadyJaneGrey
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Of course, the story [[RosebudWasHisSled is too familiar these days]] for it to be used as a password in a serious sense, making the phrase something of a DeadHorseTrope, only PlayedForLaughs.


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* Used in a skit in ''Series/SesameStreet'' itself too. Kermit in his TV news reporter outfit, is interviewing Ali Baba, who cannot remember the famous password; eventually, he leaves, and Kermit signs off to the camera, telling viewers to tune in next time when they "Open Sesame Street News"... Which accidentally opens the door. (Causing Kermit to be mugged by the Forty Thieves.)
12th Mar '16 4:27:31 AM Buttersilk
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* Kashuan Keep in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII'' can only be opened by either the voice of a member of the Kashuan royal family or the ringing of the Goddess's Bell.
10th Jan '16 10:25:38 AM Eddy1215
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* In ''Disney/RescuersDownUnder'', when Bernard, Bianca and Jake reach McLeach's hideout where he's keeping Cody, Bernard and Bianca start digging under the door to get in while Jake sarcastically says "Have you tried 'Open Sesame'. At that moment, McLeach opened the door and the three rodents were raised into the air on it.

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* In ''Disney/RescuersDownUnder'', ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'', when Bernard, Bianca and Jake reach McLeach's [=McLeach=]'s hideout where he's keeping Cody, Bernard and Bianca start digging under the door to get in while Jake sarcastically says "Have you tried 'Open Sesame'. At that moment, McLeach [=McLeach=] opened the door and the three rodents were raised into the air on it.
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