History Main / RubeGoldbergDevice

12th May '16 4:27:55 AM Sharlee
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts'' episode "Platypus Cafe", Chris rigs a Rube Goldberg booby trap in Gourmand's kitchen.
11th May '16 2:47:00 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* The Japanese educational TV show ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PythagoraSwitch Pythagora Switch]]'' featured quite a lot of these.

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* The Japanese educational TV show ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PythagoraSwitch Pythagora Switch]]'' ''Series/PythagoraSwitch'' featured quite a lot of these.
6th May '16 9:48:52 AM Ambaryerno
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ve4M4UsJQo This]] commercial for the Honda Accord: Apart from merging footage from two shots, there's no CGI involved. Three Accords were cannibalized for the commercial.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ve4M4UsJQo This]] commercial for the Honda Accord: Apart from merging footage from two shots, there's no CGI involved.involved (although they ''did'' have to cheat to get the tires to roll up the ramp by putting weights inside them). Three Accords were cannibalized for the commercial.
5th May '16 8:19:41 PM Kytseo
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* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Peter orders a breakfast-making machine that works just like this. After going through the sequence, all it does it shoot him, causing Peter to wonder what the point of it all was.

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* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Peter orders a breakfast-making machine that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GN_juATOQc works just like this.this]]. After going through the sequence, all it does it shoot him, causing Peter to wonder what the point of it all was.
6th Apr '16 6:08:13 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** And all Road Runner cartoons. All of them.
*** Of course, they (nearly) all backfire. Acme must have outsourced all their manufacturing to the lowest bidder.

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** And all Road Runner cartoons. All of them.
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them. Of course, they (nearly) all backfire. Acme must have outsourced all their manufacturing to the lowest bidder.bidder.
** In a cartoon with Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheep Dog, Ralph has one wired to his alarm clock which grooms him and makes him breakfast.
24th Mar '16 11:44:56 AM IAmNotAFunguy
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_gp8I-ZyZQ This]] commercial for the Diabetes drug Invokana.
27th Feb '16 11:47:45 PM Mdumas43073
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* An episode of ''Series/SesameStreet'' had Oscar the Grouch creating such a device for opening his trash can lid. An animated short also displayed the alphabet using one of these.
** Kermit the Frog [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cog2a3YeDMM demonstrated one]] in the early days, but none of the components of the machine worked.


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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* An skit on ''Series/SesameStreet'' had Oscar the Grouch creating such a device for opening his trash can lid. An animated short also displayed the alphabet using one of these.
** Kermit the Frog [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cog2a3YeDMM demonstrated one]] in the early days, but none of the components of the machine worked.
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16th Feb '16 5:46:19 AM MegaMarioMan
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* ''LittleBigPlanet,'' to the extent that they can make music with their devices.

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* ''LittleBigPlanet,'' ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet,'' to the extent that they can make music with their devices.
9th Feb '16 10:31:30 AM Andyroid
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* In the video for "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGl508qjiSM We Live In a Dump]]" by Music/TheyMightBeGiants, the puppet characters make one designed to put spray cheese on crackers.
3rd Feb '16 7:43:04 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''Captain WesternAnimation/JakeAndTheNeverLandPirates'', Jake and the others raise the Team Treasure Chest from a vault under the sand via use of a Rube Goldberg Device.
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