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27th Jun '17 2:53:33 AM JackG
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* In a children's series called ''The Baker Street Irregulars'' (involving modern-day Sherlock Holmes fans who solved crimes), one of the children is locked in a room by a suspect, and uses this method only to find someone standing guard outside the door watching the entire process. Fortunately the man finds it ActuallyPrettyFunny and lets him escape.

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* In a children's the childrens series called ''The Baker Street Irregulars'' by Creator/TerranceDicks (involving modern-day Sherlock Holmes fans who solved crimes), one of the children a SnoopingLittleKid is locked in a room by a suspect, and uses this method only to find someone standing guard outside the door watching the entire process. Fortunately the man guard finds it ActuallyPrettyFunny and lets him escape.
30th May '17 6:27:43 AM JackG
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** Used perfectly straight in the classic episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E6TheTalonsOfWengChiang The Talons of Weng-Chiang]]". Bizarrely, the [[MediaWatchdog British Board of Film Classification]] objected to this scene when they vetted the VHS release, because it was teaching children criminal skills. The director pointed out that the concept was used by Enid Blyton, and his own experience was it didn't even work, so the BBFC relented.

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** Used perfectly straight in the classic episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E6TheTalonsOfWengChiang The Talons of Weng-Chiang]]". Bizarrely, the [[MediaWatchdog British Board of Film Classification]] objected to this scene when they vetted the VHS release, because it was teaching children criminal skills. The director pointed out that the concept was used by Enid Blyton, Creator/EnidBlyton, and his own experience was it didn't even work, so the BBFC relented.
30th May '17 6:26:33 AM JackG
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** Used again in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E6TheWomanWhoLived The Woman Who Lived]]", set in the [=1600s=]. The Doctor was going to sonic the lock open, but Ashildr beat him to the punch.

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** Used again in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E6TheWomanWhoLived The Woman Who Lived]]", set in the [=1600s=]. The Doctor was going to sonic the lock open, but Ashildr beat him to the punch. Using one of her own {{Wanted Poster}}s, no less.
29th May '17 12:14:51 PM Sharlee
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* Played straight with a newspaper and screwdriver in the bonus game for ''Redemption Cemetery: Embodiment of Evil''.
29th May '17 6:59:57 AM Bosco13
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** Also by Creator/NeilGaiman, the protagonist of ''Literature/TheOceanAtTheEndOfTheLane'' does this to get out of his bedroom after the AbusiveBabysitter locks him in.

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** Also by Creator/NeilGaiman, the protagonist of ''Literature/TheOceanAtTheEndOfTheLane'' does this to get out of his bedroom after the AbusiveBabysitter BabysitterFromHell locks him in.
29th May '17 6:59:28 AM Bosco13
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** Also by Creator/NeilGaiman, the protagonist of ''Literature/TheOceanAtTheEndOfTheLane'' does this to get out of his bedroom after the AbusiveBabysitter locks him in.
4th Feb '17 3:15:35 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/TheWindow'', Tommy manages to unlock the door to his room by pushing the key out the other side and then snatching it with a hanger underneath the door.
31st Dec '16 1:34:59 PM nombretomado
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* Most EnidBlyton series include this at least once, especially ''The Secret Seven'' and ''Literature/TheFamousFive''.

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* Most EnidBlyton Creator/EnidBlyton series include this at least once, especially ''The Secret Seven'' and ''Literature/TheFamousFive''.
29th Dec '16 4:02:01 AM JackG
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* In a children's series called ''The Baker Street Irregulars'' involving modern-day Sherlock Holmes fans who solved crimes, one of the children is locked in a room by a suspect, and uses this method only to find someone standing guard outside the door watching the entire process. Fortunately the man finds it ActuallyPrettyFunny and lets him escape.

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* In a children's series called ''The Baker Street Irregulars'' involving (involving modern-day Sherlock Holmes fans who solved crimes, crimes), one of the children is locked in a room by a suspect, and uses this method only to find someone standing guard outside the door watching the entire process. Fortunately the man finds it ActuallyPrettyFunny and lets him escape.
29th Dec '16 3:58:56 AM JackG
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* In a children's series called ''The Baker Street Irregulars'' involving modern-day Sherlock Holmes fans who solved crimes, one of the children is locked in a room by a suspect, and uses this method to escape only to find someone standing guard on the other side of the door watching the entire process. Fortunately the man finds it ActuallyPrettyFunny and lets him escape.

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* In a children's series called ''The Baker Street Irregulars'' involving modern-day Sherlock Holmes fans who solved crimes, one of the children is locked in a room by a suspect, and uses this method to escape only to find someone standing guard on the other side of outside the door watching the entire process. Fortunately the man finds it ActuallyPrettyFunny and lets him escape.
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