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25th Feb '18 5:56:55 PM nombretomado
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An old one dating from theatrical cartoon shorts, practically SelfExplanatory. Take a powder, any powder, circumstances (a sneeze, a fan, a hairdryer, a PracticalJoke or even spontaneous explosion) causes it to be blown all over the place. The camera goes blank for several seconds, turning the color of what has exploded.


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An old one dating from theatrical cartoon shorts, practically SelfExplanatory.Administrivia/SelfExplanatory. Take a powder, any powder, circumstances (a sneeze, a fan, a hairdryer, a PracticalJoke or even spontaneous explosion) causes it to be blown all over the place. The camera goes blank for several seconds, turning the color of what has exploded.

1st Apr '17 9:59:36 AM nombretomado
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* The nuclear cheese blast in ''Film/OverTheHedge''.

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* The nuclear cheese blast in ''Film/OverTheHedge''.
''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge''.



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8th May '15 6:28:26 PM ANTMuddle
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* [[Film/BlazingSaddles Mongo open candy box, candy box go KABOOM!]] Powder fill screen. Scene end.
10th Jan '15 9:01:53 AM StFan
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[[AC:Comedy]]
* In ''AudioPlay/TheUnfinishedSpellingErrorsOfBolkien'', Gimli blows on the horn of Helm Hammerhand and gets covered in powder that old Helm left in there as a joke.



[[AC:StandUpComedy]]
* In ''TheUnfinishedSpellingErrorsOfBolkien'', Gimli blows on the horn of Helm Hammerhand and gets covered in powder that old Helm left in there as a joke.
15th Aug '14 7:11:41 PM foxley
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When liquids are involved (e.g. in a BucketBoobyTrap, the result is usually CoveredInGunge.

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When liquids are involved (e.g. in a BucketBoobyTrap, BucketBoobyTrap), the result is usually CoveredInGunge.


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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': In "Four Star Spectacular", 'Mazing Man causes a fireplace to collapse, covering himself and the homeowners from head to foot in soot.
15th Jun '14 6:09:09 PM foxley
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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Blossom}}'', Blossom and Six use this trick (blowing powder under the bottom of a window) to blind what they think is a homicidial maniac attempting to break into the house on Halloween. It actually turns out to be one of Blossom's brothers.
28th Apr '14 10:34:21 AM Ptorquemada
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[[AC:Theatre]]
* The Milton Berle "Makeup!" variation happens to Mr. [=MacAfee=] during the Ed Sullivan Show scene (it's plausible that this was done by the in-universe stage crew for the specific purpose of getting him to shut up, as he's being a bit of a pain).
28th Apr '14 10:30:25 AM Ptorquemada
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[[AC:Theatre]]
* The Milton Berle "Makeup!" variation happens to Mr. [=MacAfee=] during the Ed Sullivan Show scene (it's plausible that this was done by the in-universe stage crew for the specific purpose of getting him to shut up, as he's being a bit of a pain).
5th Jan '14 2:28:59 PM WillBGood
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* A running gag on ''The MiltonBerle Show'' was for someone to holler "MAKEUP!", resulting in someone running on stage and smacking the victim in the face with a big, soft, loaded powder puff. Copied by many others.
10th Sep '13 1:38:37 PM foxley
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* In ''TheUnfinishedSpellingErrorsOfBolkien'', Gimli blows on the horn of helm hammerhand and gets covered in powder that old helm left in there as a joke.

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* In ''TheUnfinishedSpellingErrorsOfBolkien'', Gimli blows on the horn of helm hammerhand Helm Hammerhand and gets covered in powder that old helm Helm left in there as a joke.
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