History Main / PaperKeyRetrievalTrick

16th Mar '16 4:34:29 AM Darkmane
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Modern locks are constructed to prevent this, and modern doors' thresholds seldom have sufficient space to do it. It's also possible for the key to bounce off the paper. Therefore, it's normally used only in period pieces, or stories set in older houses that haven't been renovated in ages.

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Modern locks are constructed to prevent this, and modern doors' thresholds seldom have sufficient space to do it. Many doors - even in really old houses, depending on architecture - also have door''frames'', which make this an outright impossibility. It's also possible for the key to bounce off the paper. Therefore, it's normally used only in period pieces, or stories set in older houses that haven't been renovated in ages.
31st Dec '15 9:26:05 PM YeOldeLuke
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* The featured puzzle in day 2 of ''VideoGame/OedipusInMyInventory''.
29th Dec '15 4:17:32 AM foxley
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* ''Literature/MaryRussell'': Holmes does this to gain access to Mary's locked bedroom in ''A Monstrous Regiment of Women''.
24th Dec '15 3:22:10 AM eroock
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->''I've spent this whole night looking for a door I can open by sliding a newspaper underneath and poking the key out of the other side of the keyhole so that it falls on the newspaper. Every computer game character gets to do that except ME. It isn't fair.''

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->''I've ->''"I've spent this whole night looking for a door I can open by sliding a newspaper underneath and poking the key out of the other side of the keyhole so that it falls on the newspaper. Every computer game character gets to do that except ME. It isn't fair.''"''
11th Dec '15 5:05:49 AM thaluikhain
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** Used perfectly straight in the classic episode "Image Of The Fendahl". 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 "Image Of The Fendahl"."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.
24th Oct '15 6:45:46 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* Used perfectly straight in the classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Image Of The Fendahl". 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, and the BBFC relented.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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Used perfectly straight in the classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Image Of The Fendahl". 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, and so the BBFC relented.relented.
** 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.
27th Sep '15 2:50:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* Most EnidBlyton series include this at least once, especially ''The Secret Seven'' and ''TheFamousFive''.

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* Most EnidBlyton series include this at least once, especially ''The Secret Seven'' and ''TheFamousFive''.''Literature/TheFamousFive''.
24th Jun '15 5:55:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played straight in '' DarkFall The Journal''.

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* Played straight in '' DarkFall VideoGame/DarkFall The Journal''.
4th Jun '15 2:42:03 PM DaibhidC
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* Used perfectly straight in the classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Image Of The Fendahl". Bizarrely, the [[MediaWatchDogs 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, and the BBFC relented.

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* Used perfectly straight in the classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Image Of The Fendahl". Bizarrely, the [[MediaWatchDogs [[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, and the BBFC relented.
4th Jun '15 2:41:31 PM DaibhidC
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* Used perfectly straight in the classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Image Of The Fendahl".

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* Used perfectly straight in the classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Image Of The Fendahl". Bizarrely, the [[MediaWatchDogs 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, and the BBFC relented.
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