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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.
29th May '16 1:38:29 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.
27th May '16 2:30:47 AM Seraph
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*** During the flashback Twilight experiences due to the potion, Discord is carelessly munching on a bag of seeds as Celestia and Luna are approaching him for the battle that will end up sealing him away. [[spoiler: This has plot significance later; the seeds were actually part of his backup plan which ended up firing much later than he had anticipated. This is what causes the current problems in Equestria.]]
7th May '16 7:34:11 PM bowserbros
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* Tabloid [=YouTuber=] DJ Keemstar has become rather infamous for how regularly he does this during on-air discussions (among [[IfItBleedsItLeads other, more serious reasons]]), to the point where most parodies of him feature at least one instance of the guy wolfing down a bag of popcorn or some other snack.
6th May '16 7:20:07 PM ZashikiWarashi
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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 new-found sense of humor.
5th May '16 4:51:09 PM AndyLA
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Compare and contrast LongSpeechTeaTime (where the audience has a SpotOfTea or something because they're bored) and TheSnackIsMoreInteresting (where someone ''is'' involved, but acts strangely unconcerned). ComeToGawk and BileFascination are often contributing elements. If the situation is in ''really'' bad taste, the spectator is probably a NightmareFetishist.

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Compare and contrast LongSpeechTeaTime (where the audience has a SpotOfTea or something because they're bored) and TheSnackIsMoreInteresting (where someone ''is'' involved, but acts strangely unconcerned). ComeToGawk and BileFascination are often contributing elements. For more catastrophic occurrences, there is WhileRomeBurns. If the situation is in ''really'' bad taste, the spectator is probably a NightmareFetishist.
5th May '16 1:37:13 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Bernkastel and Lambdadelta are often seen eating popcorn in ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', 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/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', ''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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