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7th Aug '17 12:47:43 PM Briguy52748
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** The Season 4 episode "Mr. Plow," where Pye is sent ... during a blizzard, in the station's news helicopter and with his job on the lie ... to report on the conditions at Widow's Peak. Even when Arnie and the pilot complain they cannot see or be reasonably expected to complete the assignment, an annoyed Brockman reminds Pye that they are live on the air and viewers want to know -- now -- what the ski conditions are. The helicopter immediately goes into a tailspin, and Pye, remarking that a deadly crash is imminent, cries out "[[KilledMidSentence Tell my wife I love ... ]]" before the live feed is lost. Brockman replies, "Good one, Arnie." Somehow, Pye survived the crash; [[HilarityEnsues whether he sued the station and Brockman has never been made clear]].

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** The Season 4 episode "Mr. Plow," where Pye is sent ... during a blizzard, in the station's news helicopter and with his job on the lie ...line ... to report on the conditions at Widow's Peak. Even when Arnie and the pilot complain they cannot see or be reasonably expected to complete the assignment, an annoyed Brockman reminds Pye that they are live on the air and viewers want to know -- now -- what the ski conditions are. The helicopter immediately goes into a tailspin, headed for a mountain ... and Pye, remarking knowing that a deadly crash is imminent, imminent and that he is about to die, cries out "[[KilledMidSentence Tell my wife I love ... ]]" before the live feed is lost. Brockman replies, "Good one, Arnie." Somehow, Pye survived the crash; [[HilarityEnsues whether he sued the station and Brockman has never been made clear]].
7th Aug '17 12:46:25 PM Briguy52748
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** The Season 4 episode "Mr. Plow," where Pye is sent ... during a blizzard, in the station's news helicopter and with his job on the lie ... to report on the conditions at Widow's Peak. Even when Arnie and the pilot complain they cannot see or be reasonably expected to complete the assignment, an annoyed Brockman reminds Pye that they are live on the air and viewers want to know -- now -- what the ski conditions are. The helicopter immediately goes into a tailspin, and Pye, remarking that a deadly crash is imminent, cries out "Tell my wife I love ... " before the live feed is lost. Brockman replies, "Good one, Arnie." Somehow, Pye survived the crash.

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** The Season 4 episode "Mr. Plow," where Pye is sent ... during a blizzard, in the station's news helicopter and with his job on the lie ... to report on the conditions at Widow's Peak. Even when Arnie and the pilot complain they cannot see or be reasonably expected to complete the assignment, an annoyed Brockman reminds Pye that they are live on the air and viewers want to know -- now -- what the ski conditions are. The helicopter immediately goes into a tailspin, and Pye, remarking that a deadly crash is imminent, cries out "Tell "[[KilledMidSentence Tell my wife I love ... " ]]" before the live feed is lost. Brockman replies, "Good one, Arnie." Somehow, Pye survived the crash.crash; [[HilarityEnsues whether he sued the station and Brockman has never been made clear]].



A reporter in a helicopter is Killed Mid-Sentence while trying to deliver a If I Dont Return speech to his mum.
7th Aug '17 8:34:47 AM Briguy52748
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Arnie Pye, the Channel 5 news reporter who always seems to be given assignments where he is expected to put his life in extreme danger, all for the sake of satisfying Channel 5 and especially primary anchor Kent Brockman's desire for delivering a ratings-winning news story. Two prime examples:
** The Season 4 episode "Mr. Plow," where Pye is sent ... during a blizzard, in the station's news helicopter and with his job on the lie ... to report on the conditions at Widow's Peak. Even when Arnie and the pilot complain they cannot see or be reasonably expected to complete the assignment, an annoyed Brockman reminds Pye that they are live on the air and viewers want to know -- now -- what the ski conditions are. The helicopter immediately goes into a tailspin, and Pye, remarking that a deadly crash is imminent, cries out "Tell my wife I love ... " before the live feed is lost. Brockman replies, "Good one, Arnie." Somehow, Pye survived the crash.
** The Season 27 episode "Orange Is the New Yellow," where Pye -- again, with the threat of losing his job if he failed to agree to the assignment -- was involved in another helicopter crash, this time when it is sucked into a large tornado ... all while delivering a live news remote. Shortly before the live feed is lost, he tells Brockman off and screams that the worst thing of all is that Brockman's arrogant voice is the last voice he'd ever hear. However, as he had cameos in two Season 28 episodes, he presumably survived the crash.
A reporter in a helicopter is Killed Mid-Sentence while trying to deliver a If I Dont Return speech to his mum.
7th Dec '16 4:17:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars'', a Nod reporter is reporting from Sarajevo...just around the time the whole region, alongside most of the Balkans, is ''blown up'' by a Liquid Tiberium detonation. For bonus points, being a member of Nod, he was [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience wearing red]].

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* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars'', a ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars'':
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Nod reporter is reporting from Sarajevo...just around the time the whole region, alongside most of the Balkans, is ''blown up'' by a Liquid Tiberium detonation. For bonus points, being a member of Nod, he was [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience wearing red]].
7th Dec '16 4:16:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Damien Day]] from ''DropTheDeadDonkey'' likes to ''pretend'' he's in serious danger. {{Parody}} meets ExploitedTrope, as he's using the trope to attempt to gain better viewing figures.

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* [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Damien Day]] from ''DropTheDeadDonkey'' ''Series/DropTheDeadDonkey'' likes to ''pretend'' he's in serious danger. {{Parody}} meets ExploitedTrope, as he's using the trope to attempt to gain better viewing figures.



* ''{{Crackdown}} 2'' shows a woman reporting on the freaks that are overrunning the city at night. Predictably, one of them pounces on her from the side of the screen.

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* ''{{Crackdown}} ''VideoGame/{{Crackdown}} 2'' shows a woman reporting on the freaks that are overrunning the city at night. Predictably, one of them pounces on her from the side of the screen.



* In Final Fantasy 7 when the pilar collapses, a reporter can be seen reacting just before the screen goes to static.

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* In Final Fantasy 7 ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' when the pilar collapses, a reporter can be seen reacting just before the screen goes to static.



* The city of Detroit in ''TransformersAnimated'' seems to have averted this by having their RedShirtReporter be a ''robot''. Given all the weirdness that goes down in that city and how much that particular robot gets damaged, it seems to make the most sense.

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* The city of Detroit in ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' seems to have averted this by having their RedShirtReporter be a ''robot''. Given all the weirdness that goes down in that city and how much that particular robot gets damaged, it seems to make the most sense.
25th Nov '16 7:12:32 PM Madrugada
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* In the 1998 American ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' movie, there are around three or four unnamed or unimportant reporters who buzz around Godzilla during his rampage. On the other hand, this is averted with the minor role of the camera guy - Victor "Animal" Palotti - who works with the main female character... He runs through the giant lizard's legs in front of it to get a good shooting angle, and Godzilla seems to flatten him... Then we find out that Animal stood right in the empty spot between Godzilla's toes. He [[BringMyBrownPants couldn't believe his luck]] himself, either.

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* In the 1998 American ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' movie, there are around three or four unnamed or unimportant reporters who buzz around Godzilla during his rampage. On the other hand, this is averted with the minor role of the camera guy - Victor "Animal" Palotti - who works with the main female character... He runs through the giant lizard's legs in front of it to get a good shooting angle, and Godzilla seems to flatten him... Then we find out that Animal [[ByWallThatIsHoley stood right in the empty spot between Godzilla's toes.toes]]. He [[BringMyBrownPants couldn't believe his luck]] himself, either.
16th Nov '16 12:47:51 AM dulcis88
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* Norwegian reporter Odd Karsten Tveit is famous for his calm when reporting from conflict zones such as the middle east, [[https://youtu.be/JR2I_L9CL14?t=31 as seen in this clip.]]


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30th Jul '16 6:00:07 PM nombretomado
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* In DaveBarry's novel ''Literature/TrickyBusiness'', the local Miami news station sends a reporter out to cover a tropical storm. She stands in water near downed power lines. Then they send a reporter out into the storm to cover the death of the reporter killed by the storm (And then another to report the death of that one, etc, etc). It gets worse when the station starts sending vehicles out, finally culminating in a helicopter crash. [[spoiler:Ultimately, nine of the station's reporters are dead, representing 100% of the people killed by the storm.]] Both a {{Parody}} and an ExaggeratedTrope.

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* In DaveBarry's Creator/DaveBarry's novel ''Literature/TrickyBusiness'', the local Miami news station sends a reporter out to cover a tropical storm. She stands in water near downed power lines. Then they send a reporter out into the storm to cover the death of the reporter killed by the storm (And then another to report the death of that one, etc, etc). It gets worse when the station starts sending vehicles out, finally culminating in a helicopter crash. [[spoiler:Ultimately, nine of the station's reporters are dead, representing 100% of the people killed by the storm.]] Both a {{Parody}} and an ExaggeratedTrope.
14th May '16 2:49:18 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/ThrillSeekers'': Tom was doing live coverage of a fire at a power plant when a collapsing beam crushes both his colleagues. He later finds out that ''he'' was originally supposed to die there as well. It is only because a [[TimeTravelForFunAndProfit time traveling tourist from the future]] distracted him at the right moment that he survived in the first place.
24th Apr '16 4:50:30 AM jormis29
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* In the second ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' game, Jeff gets killed after pursuing Lazarevic into a war zone without bringing any cops or guards along with him

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* In the second ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' game, ''VideoGame/Uncharted2AmongThieves'', Jeff gets killed after pursuing Lazarevic into a war zone without bringing any cops or guards along with him
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