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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.
29th Dec '16 3:57:58 AM JackG
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* In the 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 guard finds it ActuallyPrettyFunny and lets him escape.

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* In the 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 guard man finds it ActuallyPrettyFunny and lets him escape.
29th Dec '16 3:57:34 AM JackG
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* In the 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 guard finds it ActuallyPrettyFunny and lets him escape.
9th Dec '16 4:46:02 PM Sharlee
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** Used perfectly straight in the classic episode "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 "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E6TheTalonsOfWengChiang The Talons of Weng-Chiang".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.
13th Aug '16 2:53:02 AM foxley
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* ''Series/TheCoroner'': Done by the family of the VictimOfTheWeek to enter the room where the murder has occurred at the start of "Napoleon's Violin". In this case, it is an old, unrenovated stately home.
6th Jul '16 3:53:30 PM eroock
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* You do this while playing as Nico on the second visit to the murdered hacker's appartment in ''BrokenSword: The Sleeping Dragon'' using her pencil and a handy nearby newspaper (the first time you [[SkeletonKeyCard climbed onto the balcony and opened the latch on a window with her press ID card]]).

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* You do this while playing as Nico on the second visit to the murdered hacker's appartment apartment in ''BrokenSword: The Sleeping Dragon'' using her pencil and a handy nearby newspaper (the first time you [[SkeletonKeyCard climbed onto the balcony and opened the latch on a window with her press ID card]]).
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.
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