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26th Aug '16 5:55:12 AM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': In "The Fury", Masami admits that she was afraid she'd "get annihilated trying" to break up a fight between her mom Yuki and Gumball's mom Nichole, and instead pulls out a bucket of popcorn and offers it to Gumball, Darwin, and Anais. The other kids promptly FaceFault.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': In "The Fury", Masami admits that she was afraid she'd "get annihilated trying" to break up a fight between her mom Yuki and Gumball's mom Nichole, Nicole, and instead pulls out a bucket of popcorn and offers it to Gumball, Darwin, and Anais. The other kids promptly FaceFault.
20th Aug '16 8:43:16 PM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'': In "The Fury", Masami admits that she was afraid she'd "get annihilated trying" to break up a fight between her mom Yuki and Gumball's mom Nichole, and instead pulls out a bucket of popcorn and offers it to Gumball, Darwin, and Anais. The other kids promptly FaceFault.
4th Aug '16 2:13:42 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6238824/22/The-Sorting-Hat-s-Stand The Sorting Hat's Stand]]'' Harry idly wishes he had some popcorn when Amelia Bones and several aurors come to arrest Gilderoy Lockhart - and the house elves immediately supply him with some.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6238824/22/The-Sorting-Hat-s-Stand The Sorting Hat's Stand]]'' Harry idly wishes he had some popcorn when Amelia Bones and several aurors Aurors come to arrest Gilderoy Lockhart - and the house elves immediately supply him with some.



* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10536185/1/Total-Pokemon-Redux Total Pokémon Redux]]'', [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat Krookodile]] eats some rotten tomatos while watching a challenge. He also eats some popcorn from an abandoned popcorn cart while he and the other players watch [[DarkIsNotEvil Cacturne]] and [[DarkIsEvil Trevenant]] fight.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10536185/1/Total-Pokemon-Redux Total Pokémon Redux]]'', [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat Krookodile]] eats some rotten tomatos tomatoes while watching a challenge. He also eats some popcorn from an abandoned popcorn cart while he and the other players watch [[DarkIsNotEvil Cacturne]] and [[DarkIsEvil Trevenant]] fight.



* Prince Vince and the Fairy Godfather indulge in this during the climax of ''[[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} Sleeping Beetle]].''



* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', the citizens of Ankh-Morpork tend to treat anything interesting happening in the street as a spectator sport, and [[HonestJohnsDealership Mr Dibbler]] will inevitably show up with his tray of "sausages" if it lasts long enough.

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* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', the citizens of Ankh-Morpork tend to treat anything interesting happening in the street as a spectator sport, and [[HonestJohnsDealership Mr Mr. Dibbler]] will inevitably show up with his tray of "sausages" if it lasts long enough.



* ''[[Series/DanisHouse Dani's Castle]]'': While on the phone to Katelyn, Dani adds as she hangs up 'Ooh! And bring popcorn!'.

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* ''[[Series/DanisHouse Dani's Castle]]'': While on the phone to Katelyn, Dani adds as she hangs up 'Ooh! up, "Ooh! And bring popcorn!'. popcorn!"



* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', if the player is a mage and on friendly terms with Anders, he'll talk about how Hawke's the kind of leader the mages of Kirkwall need during Act 2. Snarky-Hawke's response is "Who said anything about leading? I was going to watch...with snacks."

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', if the player is a mage and on friendly terms with Anders, he'll talk about how Hawke's the kind of leader the mages of Kirkwall need during Act 2. Snarky-Hawke's response is "Who said anything about leading? I was going to watch... with snacks."
23rd Jul '16 12:47:27 PM DarkHunter
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* ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'': Whenever Beerus and Whis show up to observe and comment on one of Goku's fights, they will invariably be snacking while doing so. Their commentary also reflects this: they have next to no emotional investment in the fight and are talking about it like they're watching an interesting TV show.
17th Jul '16 8:47:27 AM nombretomado
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* BittersweetCandyBowl has [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p13.html this page]]; this is a double joke as Amaya, the character selling the popcorn (at a slumber party!), ordinarily works at a movie theater concession stand.
* Webcomic/{{Weregeek}}: Abbie [[http://www.weregeek.com/2007/03/02/ breaks out the popcorn]] when Joel and Dustin get into an argument.

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* BittersweetCandyBowl ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'' has [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/c63/p13.html this page]]; this is a double joke as Amaya, the character selling the popcorn (at a slumber party!), ordinarily works at a movie theater concession stand.
* Webcomic/{{Weregeek}}: ''Webcomic/{{Weregeek}}'': Abbie [[http://www.weregeek.com/2007/03/02/ breaks out the popcorn]] when Joel and Dustin get into an argument.
12th Jul '16 5:39:04 PM MagnusForce
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* The SuperheroEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' has Jimmy, Beezy, and Heloise all having a fight over who gets to save Lucius from the monster beating him. The resulting conflict is so entertaining that Lucius and said monster stop fighting and enjoy it over popcorn.

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* The second SuperheroEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' has Jimmy, Beezy, and Heloise all having a fight over who gets to save Lucius from the monster beating him. The resulting conflict is so entertaining that Lucius and said monster stop fighting and enjoy it over popcorn.
12th Jun '16 7:26:11 AM merotoker
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* In the ''TenchiMuyo'' episode, ''Here Comes Jurai!'', Funaho, Lady Musaki, Ryoko, Ayeka, Washu, Sasami, and Ryo-Ohki, while watching the duel between Tenchi and Seiryo, play this trope out, complete with a SpotOfTea.

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* In the ''TenchiMuyo'' ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' episode, ''Here Comes Jurai!'', Funaho, Lady Musaki, Ryoko, Ayeka, Washu, Sasami, and Ryo-Ohki, while watching the duel between Tenchi and Seiryo, play this trope out, complete with a SpotOfTea.



* ''Siege: Storming Asgard'', a lead-up profile special for [[ComicBook/{{Siege}} the Marvel event]], mentions a potential battle between Ares (of the ComicBook/DarkAvengers) and Tyr (Asgardian war god). The note from the compiler of the profiles? "Check on our stocks of popcorn in case this happens."
* In the ''JLA vs. the Crime Syndicate of Amerika'' arc of ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'', the Justice League's [[PsychoRangers evil counterparts]] from a MirrorUniverse (the Crime Syndicate of Amerika) end up in the "good" universe while the Justice League takes on the Void Hound, a mechanical creature easily capable of destroying planets. True to form, instead of helping out, they relax in comfortable chairs provided by the Power Ring (the alternate universe's Green Lantern) and eat popcorn... also provided by the Power Ring. As he says, "It's kind of tasteless, but hey, it's lo-cal."
* In the John Byrne run of ''The ComicBook/FantasticFour'', a weakened ComicBook/{{Galactus}} lands in New York and attempts to eat the Earth's lifeforce. The FF, ComicBook/TheAvengers, and Comicbook/DoctorStrange join forces against him. Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}} is about to join the fray when Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} stops him, saying the two of them would only get in the way. Spider-Man accepts this but says that he wishes he had some popcorn.

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* ''Siege: Storming Asgard'', a lead-up profile special for [[ComicBook/{{Siege}} the Marvel event]], mentions a potential battle between Ares ComicBook/{{Ares}} (of the ComicBook/DarkAvengers) and Tyr (Asgardian war god). The note from the compiler of the profiles? "Check on our stocks of popcorn in case this happens."
* In the ''JLA vs. the Crime Syndicate of Amerika'' arc of ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'', the Justice League's [[PsychoRangers [[ThePsychoRangers evil counterparts]] from a MirrorUniverse (the Crime Syndicate of Amerika) end up in the "good" universe while the Justice League takes on the Void Hound, a mechanical creature easily capable of destroying planets. True to form, instead of helping out, they relax in comfortable chairs provided by the Power Ring (the alternate universe's Green Lantern) and eat popcorn... also provided by the Power Ring. As he says, "It's kind of tasteless, but hey, it's lo-cal."
* In the John Byrne Creator/JohnByrne run of ''The ComicBook/FantasticFour'', a weakened ComicBook/{{Galactus}} lands in New York and attempts to eat the Earth's lifeforce. The FF, ComicBook/TheAvengers, and Comicbook/DoctorStrange join forces against him. Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}} Franchise/SpiderMan is about to join the fray when Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} stops him, saying the two of them would only get in the way. Spider-Man accepts this but says that he wishes he had some popcorn.



* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in ''Comicbook/YoungJustice'' #7: During a meeting of YJ's parents and guardians, Arrowette's mom starts a fight with [[ComicBook/WonderGirl Wonder Girl's]], and [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} Dubbilex]] asks [[Comicbook/TheFlash Max Mercury]] if they shouldn't be doing something.

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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] {{Invoked|Trope}} in ''Comicbook/YoungJustice'' #7: During a meeting of YJ's parents and guardians, Arrowette's mom starts a fight with [[ComicBook/WonderGirl Wonder Girl's]], and [[ComicBook/{{Superboy}} Dubbilex]] asks [[Comicbook/TheFlash [[Franchise/TheFlash Max Mercury]] if they shouldn't be doing something.



* In the ''FanFic/{{Horseshoes and Hand Grenades}}'' side story ''Month of Sundays'', Damballa is eating through a 'never-ending box' of popcorn while he watches Mari, Miura and Yayoi fight off [[spoiler: Haruto Souma, transformed into a large cloth doll with a 5-year-old mentality.]]

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* In the ''FanFic/{{Horseshoes and Hand Grenades}}'' side story ''Month of Sundays'', Damballa is eating through a 'never-ending box' of popcorn while he watches Mari, Miura and Yayoi fight off [[spoiler: Haruto Souma, transformed into a large cloth doll with a 5-year-old mentality.]]mentality]].



* The Joker does this (utilizing HammerSpace to do so) in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/5588500 Joke's On You]]'' as he watches [[BlueBeetle Jaime]] argue with [[TheSymbiote the scarab in his head]] about its new-found sense of humor.

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* The Joker does this (utilizing HammerSpace to do so) in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/5588500 Joke's On You]]'' as he watches [[BlueBeetle [[ComicBook/BlueBeetle Jaime]] argue with [[TheSymbiote the scarab in his head]] about its new-found sense of humor.



* Plankton [[CasualDangerDialogue eating popcorn in a beach lounge while Krabs is about to get fried]] during ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie.''
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'', as [=SpongeBob=] and his friends chase Burger Beard down the street, the seagulls watch them go while eating popcorn. While this happens, one seagull yells to Burger Beard, "That's what you get!"

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* Plankton [[CasualDangerDialogue [[CasualDangerDialog eating popcorn in a beach lounge while Krabs is about to get fried]] during ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie.''
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'', as [=SpongeBob=] and his friends chase Burger Beard down the street, the seagulls watch them go while eating popcorn. While this happens, one seagull yells to Burger Beard, "That's what you get!"



* When Inara makes a video call to Mal in ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', the rest of the crew taps into the call and watches it with popcorn, complete with groaning and tossing it at the screen when they inevitably begin [[{{UST}} dancing around each other]].

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* When Inara makes a video call to Mal in ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', the rest of the crew taps into the call and watches it with popcorn, complete with groaning and tossing it at the screen when they inevitably begin [[{{UST}} [[UnresolvedSexualTension dancing around each other]].



* Happens in ''[[Film/DieHard Die Hard with a Vengeance]]'' when a group of office workers begin eating popcorn while staring at the giant smoking crater in the middle of Wall Street.

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* Happens in ''[[Film/DieHard Die Hard with a Vengeance]]'' ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'' when a group of office workers begin eating popcorn while staring at the giant smoking crater in the middle of Wall Street.



* On at least one occasion in ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy'', Bartimaeus comments, "All I need is some popcorn," as he watches Nathaniel get himself in trouble.

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* On at least one occasion in ''TheBartimaeusTrilogy'', ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'', Bartimaeus comments, "All I need is some popcorn," as he watches Nathaniel get himself in trouble.



* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', the citizens of Ankh-Morpork tend to treat anything interesting happening in the street as a spectator sport, and [[UltimateSalesman Mr Dibbler]] will inevitably show up with his tray of "sausages" if it lasts long enough.

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* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', the citizens of Ankh-Morpork tend to treat anything interesting happening in the street as a spectator sport, and [[UltimateSalesman [[HonestJohnsDealership Mr Dibbler]] will inevitably show up with his tray of "sausages" if it lasts long enough.



* Rayford Steele and the surviving remnant of Petra in ''Glorious Appearing'' from the LeftBehind series was like Praise The Lord And Pass The Popcorn while he was watching the Antichrist's armies getting decimated by Jesus Christ. In the Dramatic Audio presentation, he even mentions that all he needs is the popcorn.

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* Rayford Steele and the surviving remnant of Petra in ''Glorious Appearing'' from the LeftBehind Literature/LeftBehind series was like Praise The Lord And Pass The Popcorn while he was watching the Antichrist's armies getting decimated by Jesus Christ. In the Dramatic Audio presentation, he even mentions that all he needs is the popcorn.



* On ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', Mike briefly leaves the theater during the opening of ''WildWorldOfBatwoman'' and returns with popcorn and other snacks.

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* On ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', Mike briefly leaves the theater during the opening of ''WildWorldOfBatwoman'' ''Film/TheWildWorldOfBatwoman'' and returns with popcorn and other snacks.



* ''Series/{{Mash}}'': Margaret steals Hawkeye's and B.J.'s clothes while they are showering. The two are forced to walk back to their tent naked, wherein they find the nurses staked out, waiting for them (with popcorn).

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* ''Series/{{Mash}}'': ''Series/{{MASH}}'': Margaret steals Hawkeye's and B.J.'s clothes while they are showering. The two are forced to walk back to their tent naked, wherein they find the nurses staked out, waiting for them (with popcorn).



* Earlier yet: In "Good as Gold", the final episode of ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'', Rita and Zedd sit on the sidelines enjoying sodas (or possibly cocktails, it's hard to tell because of the colored drinking glasses) as they watch the giant King Mondo and giant Power Rangers duke it out. Unlike the Divatox example, [[EvilVsEvil they're actually cheering for the Rangers because they hate King Mondo.]]

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* Earlier yet: In "Good as Gold", the final episode of ''Series/PowerRangersZeo'', Rita and Zedd sit on the sidelines enjoying sodas (or possibly cocktails, it's hard to tell because of the colored drinking glasses) as they watch the giant King Mondo and giant Power Rangers duke it out. Unlike the Divatox example, [[EvilVsEvil [[EvilVersusEvil they're actually cheering for the Rangers because they hate King Mondo.]]



* Bernkastel and Lambdadelta are often seen eating popcorn in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', particularly in the core arcs. Subverted a few times by Lambdadelta, [[spoiler:as she uses the popcorn to influence certain fights, despite having to stay neutral.]]

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* Bernkastel and Lambdadelta are often seen eating popcorn in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', particularly in the core arcs. Subverted a few times by Lambdadelta, [[spoiler:as she uses the popcorn to influence certain fights, despite having to stay neutral.]]neutral]].



* ESPN.com's humor section, Page 2, has taken a single comment made by Terrell Owens that seemed to reference this trope and put it through MemeticMutation, culminating in a faux ADayInTheLife article in which his meals all had something to do with either "pop" (Pop Rocks, for example) or "corn". (Surprisingly, the breakfast section of this omitted the cereal "Corn Pops".)

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* ESPN.com's humor section, Page 2, has taken a single comment made by Terrell Owens that seemed to reference this trope and put it through MemeticMutation, culminating in a faux ADayInTheLife DayInTheLife article in which his meals all had something to do with either "pop" (Pop Rocks, for example) or "corn". (Surprisingly, the breakfast section of this omitted the cereal "Corn Pops".)



** The Pixies have done it when their {{plan}}s were succeeding and Timmy was miserable. However, considering their anti-fun natures, it came out weird.

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** The Pixies have done it when their {{plan}}s [[ThePlan plans]] were succeeding and Timmy was miserable. However, considering their anti-fun natures, it came out weird.



--->'''Timmy:''' [[LookADistraction Look, a child in pain!]]\\

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--->'''Timmy:''' [[LookADistraction [[LookBehindYou Look, a child in pain!]]\\



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants''

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''



* In ''GIJoe'', when Cobra Commander's sillier-than-usual mechanical sea serpent scheme goes awry, Tomax, Xamot, Destro, and The Baroness are munching on fresh fruit and drinking milk as they are watching the whole ridiculous crisis on TV as they discuss how they are going to respond. They agree to hang back, let GI Joe and its related organizations hopefully exhaust themselves bringing the machine down, and then move in.
* In the hour-long special for ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' Josh and Blaineley are eating popcorn while [[spoiler:watching the Total Drama cast on their inherently deadly quest to beat the Total Drama Dirtbags' bus to Orpah's studio.]]

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* In ''GIJoe'', ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'', when Cobra Commander's sillier-than-usual mechanical sea serpent scheme goes awry, Tomax, Xamot, Destro, and The Baroness are munching on fresh fruit and drinking milk as they are watching the whole ridiculous crisis on TV as they discuss how they are going to respond. They agree to hang back, let GI G.I. Joe and its related organizations hopefully exhaust themselves bringing the machine down, and then move in.
* In the hour-long special for ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' Josh and Blaineley are eating popcorn while [[spoiler:watching the Total Drama cast on their inherently deadly quest to beat the Total Drama Dirtbags' bus to Orpah's studio.]]studio]].



** In the second season premiere, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 The Return of Harmony]]", the [[TricksterArchetype Chaos God Discord]] sits in a theater seat with a bag of popcorn to watch Twilight Sparkle's {{brainwashed}} friends bickering. For bonus points, there's actually [[RealityWarper a reasonable explanation for where he got them]].

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** In the second season premiere, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 The Return of Harmony]]", the [[TricksterArchetype [[TheTrickster Chaos God Discord]] sits in a theater seat with a bag of popcorn to watch Twilight Sparkle's {{brainwashed}} friends bickering. For bonus points, there's actually [[RealityWarper a reasonable explanation for where he got them]].
12th Jun '16 12:22:30 AM TomWalpertac2
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* Watch for the spectator at the end of [[https://twitter.com/AwardsDarwin/status/741268868056944640 this video]].
31st May '16 5:03:02 AM narm00
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* ''Siege: Storming Asgard'', a lead-up profile special for the Marvel event, mentions a potential battle between Ares (of the ComicBook/DarkAvengers) and Tyr (Asgardian war god). The note from the compiler of the profiles? "Check on our stocks of popcorn in case this happens."
* In the ''JLA vs. the Crime Syndicate of Amerika'' arc of ''JLA'', the Justice League's [[PsychoRangers evil counterparts]] from a MirrorUniverse (the Crime Syndicate of Amerika) end up in the "good" universe while the Justice League takes on the Void Hound, a mechanical creature easily capable of destroying planets. True to form, instead of helping out, they relax in comfortable chairs provided by the Power Ring (the alternate universe's Green Lantern) and eat popcorn... also provided by the Power Ring. As he says, "It's kind of tasteless, but hey, it's lo-cal."

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* ''Siege: Storming Asgard'', a lead-up profile special for [[ComicBook/{{Siege}} the Marvel event, event]], mentions a potential battle between Ares (of the ComicBook/DarkAvengers) and Tyr (Asgardian war god). The note from the compiler of the profiles? "Check on our stocks of popcorn in case this happens."
* In the ''JLA vs. the Crime Syndicate of Amerika'' arc of ''JLA'', ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'', the Justice League's [[PsychoRangers evil counterparts]] from a MirrorUniverse (the Crime Syndicate of Amerika) end up in the "good" universe while the Justice League takes on the Void Hound, a mechanical creature easily capable of destroying planets. True to form, instead of helping out, they relax in comfortable chairs provided by the Power Ring (the alternate universe's Green Lantern) and eat popcorn... also provided by the Power Ring. As he says, "It's kind of tasteless, but hey, it's lo-cal."



* The Joker does this (utilizing HammerSpace to do so) in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/5588500 Joke's On You]]'' as he watches [[BlueBeetle Jaime]] argue with [[TheSymbiote the scarab in his head]] about it's new-found sense of humor.

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* The Joker does this (utilizing HammerSpace to do so) in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/5588500 Joke's On You]]'' as he watches [[BlueBeetle Jaime]] argue with [[TheSymbiote the scarab in his head]] about it's its new-found sense of humor.
29th May '16 1:39:03 PM JMQwilleran
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* On ''Literature/LittlePrinces, as Scruff gets a bath in "Maid's Day Off?", Puss sits on a chair giggling, holding a tub of popcorn and a cup with a straw in it. He gets his when Scruff splashes him and his treats with bubbles, then Princess concludes he needs a bath too, forcing him to run off to escape.

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* On ''Literature/LittlePrinces, ''Literature/LittlePrincess'', as Scruff gets a bath in "Maid's Day Off?", Puss sits on a chair giggling, holding a tub of popcorn and a cup with a straw in it. He gets his when Scruff splashes him and his treats with bubbles, then Princess concludes he needs a bath too, forcing him to run off to escape.
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