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** A photo of the inaugural piano drop at MIT in 1972 appears on the cover of ambient musician Tim Hecker's 2011 album Ravedeath, 1972.
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** A photo of the inaugural piano drop at MIT in 1972 appears on the cover of ambient musician Tim Hecker's 2011 album Ravedeath, 1972.1972. [[/folder]] ----
4th Feb '16 7:03:27 AM FF32
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* A ''ComicStrip/FarSide'' comic (captioned "God's computer") showed God watching some poor schmoe walking under a suspended piano, while His finger hovered over the "Smite" button on the keyboard. Another had an [[CirclingVultures in-flight vulture]] clutching a piano in his claws, about to drop it on a [[ThirstyDesert crawling desert wayfarer]] to keep the guy from reaching a waterhole.
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* A ''ComicStrip/FarSide'' ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' comic (captioned "God's computer") showed God watching some poor schmoe walking under a suspended piano, while His finger hovered over the "Smite" button on the keyboard. Another had an [[CirclingVultures in-flight vulture]] clutching a piano in his claws, about to drop it on a [[ThirstyDesert crawling desert wayfarer]] to keep the guy from reaching a waterhole.
26th Jan '16 9:41:31 PM Dravencour
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* In ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', Eddie Valiant's brother and partner was murdered by a rogue Toon who dropped a piano on his head. One of the movie's many "barely inconvenient for Toons, lethal for humans" reminders. Unlike most examples this is not remotely played for laughs.
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* In ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'', Eddie Valiant's brother and partner was murdered by a rogue Toon who dropped a piano on his head. One of the movie's many "barely inconvenient for Toons, lethal for humans" reminders. Unlike most examples this is not remotely played for laughs. laughs. [[spoiler:The killer turns out to be none other than Judge Doom]].
20th Jan '16 8:03:01 AM Headrock
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Not to be confused with ColonyDrop.
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Not to be confused with ColonyDrop. ColonyDrop. Closely related to PrecisionCrash.
19th Dec '15 12:55:54 AM paul723
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** Before that episode, this also happens in "Rocko's Happy Vermin" where Flecko causes a piano to fall directly onto Ed Bighead during a chase.
16th Dec '15 5:20:13 PM VinceM
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* In [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes "Hare Splitter"]] Bugs in old lady drag playfully leads suitor Sam on a chase through the house, up the steps...where he playfully shoves a piano down into Sam's path.
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* In [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes "Hare Splitter"]] Trimmed"]] Bugs in old lady drag playfully leads suitor Sam on a chase through the house, up the steps...where he playfully shoves a piano down into Sam's path.
16th Dec '15 5:19:51 PM VinceM
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* In [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes "Hare Splitter"]] Bugs in old lady drag playfully leads suitor Sam on a chase through the house, up the steps...where he playfully shoves a piano down into Sam's path.
8th Dec '15 9:52:07 AM WillKeaton
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* A 1970s print campaign for New England Life Insurance featured a series of cartoons in which one character, unaware that he was about so suffer some spectacularly calamitous injury, would tell another, "My insurance company? New England Life, of course. Why?" One of these [[http://www.nefapps.nefn.com/portal/irc/timeline/CartoonAd1-lge.JPG featured a falling piano]], naturally. Other variants included falling trees, rocks, coconuts, etc.
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* A 1970s print campaign for New England Life Insurance featured a series of cartoons in which one character, unaware that he was about so suffer some spectacularly calamitous injury, would tell another, "My insurance company? New England Life, of course. Why?" One of these [[http://www.nefapps.nefn.com/portal/irc/timeline/CartoonAd1-lge.JPG featured a falling piano]], piano,]] naturally. Other variants included falling trees, rocks, coconuts, etc.
1st Dec '15 6:49:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''GarfieldAndFriends'' episode 73: "Rainy Day Robot", a robot, advertised as being able to bring about any weather on command, never actually causes rain to fall from the sky (unless it's on the salesman's command), although a number of other things do... including 27 pianos.
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* ''GarfieldAndFriends'' ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' episode 73: "Rainy Day Robot", a robot, advertised as being able to bring about any weather on command, never actually causes rain to fall from the sky (unless it's on the salesman's command), although a number of other things do... including 27 pianos.
11th Oct '15 2:07:23 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"Well, it always works for [[WesternAnimation/BugsBunny that creepy cartoon rabbit]] when he's running from that nice man with the [[ElmuhFuddSyndwome speech impediment]]."'' -->-- '''Anya''', ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
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->''"Well, it always works for [[WesternAnimation/BugsBunny that creepy cartoon rabbit]] rabbit when he's running from that nice man with the [[ElmuhFuddSyndwome speech impediment]].impediment."'' -->-- '''Anya''', '''Anya''' about '''WesternAnimation/BugsBunny''', ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
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