History Main / RubeGoldbergDevice

8th Jul '16 9:30:09 PM TheCuza
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* In first episode of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', Darkwing has a invention to make breakfast while training. Dodging knives, catching cereal shot from a gun, karate chopping juice, dodging flames to heat his eggs. He always misses the milk, which is from the refrigerator being launched on top of him.

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* In first episode of ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', Darkwing has a invention to make breakfast while training. Dodging knives, catching cereal shot from a gun, karate chopping oranges to make juice, dodging flames while using them to heat his eggs. eggs, etc. He also times himself while doing this. But he always misses forgets to grab the milk from the fridge, the punishment for which is the entire fridge launching into the air and landing on top of him. In the second episode, Gosalyn tries her hand at it and scores an impressive time, but she ''also'' forgets the milk, which is from and Darkwing just so happens to be standing in the refrigerator being launched on top of him.same spot he was before...
29th Jun '16 3:31:53 AM foxley
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* ''Film/NowYouSeeMe2'': Lula sets one up in Atlas' apartment that, once triggered, ends with her [[OffWithHerHead apparent decapitation]]. This is an EstablishingCharacterMoment that sets her up as a prop magician with a wicked sense of humour.
25th Jun '16 11:20:14 AM nombretomado
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* A one-shot gag in ''AHDotComTheSeries'' had the ship's reactor's control rods triggered by a complex system of events including falling dominoes, fans powering sailboats and candles burning threads. At the end, chief engineer Dave Howery remarks on how he's glad they've managed to simplify the process so much compared to what they had before.

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* A one-shot gag in ''AHDotComTheSeries'' ''Script/AHDotComTheSeries'' had the ship's reactor's control rods triggered by a complex system of events including falling dominoes, fans powering sailboats and candles burning threads. At the end, chief engineer Dave Howery remarks on how he's glad they've managed to simplify the process so much compared to what they had before.
18th Jun '16 12:02:55 PM shokoshu
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsRDmyIPg98 "Der Lauf der Dinge"]], this trope as art.
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.
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