History Main / PlungerDetonator

27th Jul '16 5:02:07 PM Rmpdc
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** In ''Medal of Honor Airborne'', you use one to destroy a [[VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon FlaK Tower]] in the final level.
15th Jul '16 5:19:44 AM AgProv
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* In Music/DefLeppard's video for '[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt-ZQMJ3F34 'Pour Some Sugar On Me]]'', where the band perform the song in a house which is being assailed by determined women, who seem to want to make a point about the perceived gender politics of the song. They assail the building with sledgehammers and the room in which the band are performing is seen to disintegrate around them. A big beefy looking woman spits on her hands and takes a JCB with swinging demolition ball to the house. Finally she sets demolition charges and retreats to trigger the Plunger Detonator. There is an explosion... and then the band are seen alive and well outside despite the near miss...
1st Jul '16 4:13:18 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/CharlieWilsonsWar''. The CIA's dirty tricks technician notes the Afghan's use of this trope reminds him of old cowboy movies, so rather than have them lug a heavy wooden box and plunger into the mountains, he develops an electronic blasting device that weighs only six ounces and is about the size of a Walkman.
9th Jun '16 7:25:39 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* In ''VideoGame/KhimeraDestroyAllMonsterGirls'' four of them are hidden, their purpose is to blow up the obstacles that block the entrance of the optional stages on the world map.
27th Mar '16 8:17:13 PM PowerSkunk
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* The squirrel in the Junior Senior video "Move Your Feet" uses one to blow up several items... and himself.
17th Feb '16 4:10:02 AM Medinoc
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* In the ''Comicbook/SpirouAndFantasio'' short story "La peur au bout du fil" (''Fear at the end of the wire''), the "fear" in the title is caused by the discovery of the "wire", with such a detonator on one end... which means the other end must be a bomb. [[spoiler:It's actually a bomb filled with the Count's metal-melting gas, and at the end of the story it's accidentally triggered by the marsupilami.]]
18th Oct '15 8:28:42 AM StFan
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* In the Glitter Gulch Mine level of ''[[Videogame/{{Banjo-Kazooie}} Banjo-Tooie]]'', Banjo and Kazooie could transform into a detonator. Its explosions were self-damaging but [[NonFatalExplosions not necessarily fatal]].

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* In the Glitter Gulch Mine level of ''[[Videogame/{{Banjo-Kazooie}} Banjo-Tooie]]'', ''Videogame/BanjoTooie'', Banjo and Kazooie could transform into a detonator. Its explosions were self-damaging but [[NonFatalExplosions not necessarily fatal]].
14th Sep '15 11:24:43 AM Prfnoff
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* {{Nickelodeon}}'s ''Wild and Crazy Kids'' used these on occasion, most memorably to blow up sandcastles.
* ''TheMonkees''. The title characters occasionally tried to use one, by clipping two alligator cables to whatever they were trying to blow up, then pushing the plunger on a hand-sized box, at which point something ''else'' would blow up.

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* {{Nickelodeon}}'s ''Wild and Crazy Kids'' ''Series/WildAndCrazyKids'' used these on occasion, most memorably to blow up sandcastles.
* ''TheMonkees''.''Series/TheMonkees''. The title characters occasionally tried to use one, by clipping two alligator cables to whatever they were trying to blow up, then pushing the plunger on a hand-sized box, at which point something ''else'' would blow up.



* In ''{{The Wire}}'', Mayor Royce makes a big publicity event out of demolishing a crime-ridden apartment complex. He pushes an old-fashioned plunger...which is then revealed to be a dummy mock-up while the explosives are actually set off from a nearby control panel.

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* In ''{{The Wire}}'', ''Series/TheWire'', Mayor Royce makes a big publicity event out of demolishing a crime-ridden apartment complex. He pushes an old-fashioned plunger...which is then revealed to be a dummy mock-up while the explosives are actually set off from a nearby control panel.



* Many of the buildings in [[Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie Walnut Grove]] were thus destroyed.

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* Many In ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'', many of the buildings in [[Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie Walnut Grove]] Grove were thus destroyed.



* In Twisted Sister's "I Wanna Rock", the villain (played by Mark Metcalf, aka Niedermeyer) is planning to blow up the band during a concert. As he's planting the dynamite by Dee Snider's feet, a butterfly lands on the plunger handle, pushing it down and setting it off.

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* In Twisted Sister's Music/TwistedSister's "I Wanna Rock", the villain (played by Mark Metcalf, aka Niedermeyer) is planning to blow up the band during a concert. As he's planting the dynamite by Dee Snider's feet, a butterfly lands on the plunger handle, pushing it down and setting it off.
11th Sep '15 10:52:15 AM Prfnoff
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* In the XboxLiveArcade version of ''SettlersOfCatan'', one of the [[EmoteAnimation emote animations]] shows a player using one of these to blow up the dice. The AI sometimes uses it when it has a run of particularly bad rolls.

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* In the XboxLiveArcade version of ''SettlersOfCatan'', ''TabletopGame/SettlersOfCatan'', one of the [[EmoteAnimation emote animations]] shows a player using one of these to blow up the dice. The AI sometimes uses it when it has a run of particularly bad rolls.



* The cave level (and some others at times) in the SNES ''Franchise/TheSmurfs'' game.

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* The cave level (and some others at times) in the SNES ''Franchise/TheSmurfs'' game.''VideoGame/TheSmurfs1994''.


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* In the EdutainmentGame ''Widget Workshop'', one of the switch parts is an ACME Plunger Detonator. Like the light switch, it's triggered by having the player click on it; unlike other switches, it can only be turned on.
3rd Aug '15 2:59:32 AM Medinoc
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* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'': In ''[[RecapTintinDestinationMoon Destination Moon]]'', a plunger detonator is used to remotely destroy the rocket [=X-FLR6=] when its radio control is captured by spies.

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* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}'': In ''[[RecapTintinDestinationMoon ''[[Recap/TintinDestinationMoon Destination Moon]]'', a plunger detonator is used to remotely destroy the rocket [=X-FLR6=] when its radio control is captured by spies.
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