History Main / RummageFail

8th Jun '18 8:27:43 AM MasterFuzzy
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** The Fourth and Tenth Doctors have done this from time to time. One memorable scene from the Fourth Doctor's first appearance ("[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot Robot]]") has the Doctor searched by a security guard. We are then shown the foot-high pile of items taken from the Doctor's pockets, which completely covers the poor security guard's desk. The new series explains this by revealing that his pockets are bigger on the inside than the outside. It implies that Time Lord technology uses these pocket dimensions everywhere.

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** The Fourth and Tenth Doctors have done this from time to time. One memorable scene from the Fourth Doctor's first appearance ("[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E1Robot Robot]]") has the Doctor searched by a security guard. We are then shown the foot-high pile of items taken from the Doctor's pockets, which completely covers the poor security guard's desk. The new series explains this by revealing that his pockets are bigger on the inside than the outside. It implies that Time Lord technology uses these [[{{Pun}} pocket dimensions dimensions]] everywhere.
20th May '18 11:56:49 AM SeizureFerret
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* One of the HilariousOuttakes for ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheTwoThrones'' has the Prince accidentally pull out a rubber chicken instead of his dagger when he goes to [[BackStab Stealth Kill]] a guard. The guards laughs his ass off at him before [[CrowningMomentOfFunny being smacked in the face by the chicken and sent flying]].

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* One of the HilariousOuttakes for ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaTheTwoThrones'' has the Prince accidentally pull out a rubber chicken instead of his dagger when he goes to [[BackStab Stealth Kill]] a guard. The guards guard laughs his ass off at him before [[CrowningMomentOfFunny being smacked in the face by the chicken and sent flying]].
20th May '18 11:47:45 AM SeizureFerret
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** Similarly, a Bag of Tricks produces a selection animals depending on bag color. The animal produced is random, which means you'll occasionally reach in hoping for a tiger and get a horse instead. For added hilarity, give a bag of tricks to a chicken-infested commoner.

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** Similarly, a Bag of Tricks produces a selection of animals depending on bag color. The animal produced is random, which means you'll occasionally reach in hoping for a tiger and get a horse instead. For added hilarity, give a bag of tricks to a chicken-infested commoner.
5th Mar '18 4:28:36 PM nombretomado
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* In StephenSondheim's musical ''Theatre/{{Assassins}}'', Sarah Jane Moore attempts to show off her gun while singing these memorable lyrics: "I got this really great gun -- s*** where is it?" She pulls out many objects, including a shoe, before finding it.

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* In StephenSondheim's Music/StephenSondheim's musical ''Theatre/{{Assassins}}'', Sarah Jane Moore attempts to show off her gun while singing these memorable lyrics: "I got this really great gun -- s*** where is it?" She pulls out many objects, including a shoe, before finding it.
28th Feb '18 12:41:29 PM RedScharlach
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** There was a running gag for a while (moreso in the newspaper comics) where, no matter what Pokémon Misty would try to pull out, it would end up being Psyduck. One comic even had her pulling out Psyduck just to eliminate him, then tossing another Pokéball...[[RuleOfFunny which was also Psyduck]]. Though in Misty's defense, half the time it wasn't Rummage Fail; she ''did'' have the correct Pokéball, but before she could throw it Psyduck's ball [[RuleOfFunny somehow]] opened up first.

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** There was a running gag for a while (moreso (more so in the newspaper comics) where, no matter what Pokémon Misty would try to pull out, it would end up being Psyduck. One comic even had her pulling out Psyduck just to eliminate him, then tossing another Pokéball...[[RuleOfFunny which was also Psyduck]]. Though in Misty's defense, half the time it wasn't Rummage Fail; she ''did'' have the correct Pokéball, but before she could throw it Psyduck's ball [[RuleOfFunny somehow]] opened up first.



* There's a sunday strip in ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' where the titular tabby reaches through the couch cushions for the TV remote, and fills the living room knee deep (relative to a human) with assorted junk before he finds it.

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* There's a sunday Sunday strip in ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' where the titular tabby cat reaches through the couch cushions for the TV remote, and fills the living room knee deep knee-deep (relative to a human) with assorted junk before he finds it.



* A dramatic example in ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar'' as Skipper desperately heimlichs Rico looking for the paper clip to pick the lock to their cage in order to save Private, but are unable to find it because [[spoiler:Rico left it in the lock he picked earlier in the movie and Private has it]].

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* A dramatic example in ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar'' as Skipper desperately heimlichs Rico Rico, looking for the paper clip to pick the lock to their cage in order to save Private, but are is unable to find it because [[spoiler:Rico left it in the lock he picked earlier in the movie and Private has it]].



* In ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'' Jim Hawkins, Gonzo, and Rizzo are digging through Billy Bones's sea chest looking for the treasure map. They pull out, among other things, a full-sized kayak paddle, a pair of Groucho glasses, and a copy of Henry Kissinger's ''Diplomacy''
* Taken UpToEleven in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2''. Not only is Baby Groot unable to bring back Yondu's replacement fin after ''many, many'' repeated tries, he ''doesn't even understand what it is he's supposed to be retrieving.''

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* In ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'' Jim Hawkins, Gonzo, and Rizzo are digging through Billy Bones's sea chest looking for the treasure map. They pull out, among other things, a full-sized kayak paddle, a pair of Groucho glasses, and a copy of Henry Kissinger's ''Diplomacy''
''Diplomacy''.
* Taken UpToEleven in ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2''. Not only is Baby Groot unable to bring back Yondu's replacement fin after ''many, many'' ''many'' repeated tries, he ''doesn't doesn't even understand what it is he's supposed to be retrieving.'' retrieving.



** Taken even further in that by the time he ''finally'' gets into the correct drawer in Yondu's stateroom, we see the fin and him absolutely beaming has he reaches for it, only oops! He picks up some random tin that was lying next to the fin. Had [[spoiler: Kraglin]] not intervened to deliver the fin, this would have gone on a ''lot'' longer.

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** Taken even further in that by the time he ''finally'' gets into the correct drawer in Yondu's stateroom, we see the fin and him absolutely beaming has he reaches for it, only oops! He picks up some random tin that was lying next to the fin. Had [[spoiler: Kraglin]] [[spoiler:Kraglin]] not intervened to deliver the fin, this would have gone on a ''lot'' longer.



* Done a few times with Wakko Warner's "gaggy bag" on ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. On at least one occassion he manages to pull out ''Elvis''. In the sketch where Yakko recites the famous speech from ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Wakko is seen behind him digging a hole]] and discovering several odd things including a giant squid, a United States nuclear missile, and a sexy lady.
* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep'' where the sheeps are playing football (association, not American) with a cabbage, the cabbage hits the GentleGiant sheep on the side, and disappears into the sheep's thick wool. Shaun reaches in to retrieve it, and finds two other items before the cabbage.

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* Done a few times with Wakko Warner's "gaggy bag" on ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. On at least one occassion occasion he manages to pull out ''Elvis''. In the sketch where Yakko recites the famous speech from ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Wakko is seen behind him digging a hole]] and discovering several odd things including a giant squid, a United States nuclear missile, and a sexy lady.
* In the episode of ''WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep'' where the sheeps sheep are playing football (association, not American) with a cabbage, the cabbage hits the GentleGiant sheep on the side, and disappears into the sheep's thick wool. Shaun reaches in to retrieve it, and finds two other items before the cabbage.
27th Jan '18 4:27:37 PM nombretomado
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** This also happens to the [[MattSmith Eleventh Doctor]] in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger The Lodger]]", when he's reaching for his Sonic Screwdriver to protect someone from a perceived threat, and instead manages to grab an electric toothbrush.

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** This also happens to the [[MattSmith [[Creator/MattSmith Eleventh Doctor]] in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger The Lodger]]", when he's reaching for his Sonic Screwdriver to protect someone from a perceived threat, and instead manages to grab an electric toothbrush.
14th Nov '17 12:54:13 PM Geoduck
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** In a different scene where a pair of cops are searching Mask!Stanley's pockets, they pull out several gag items, including chattering teeth and a rubber chicken. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that his whole demeanor is based on cartoons.

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** In a different scene where a pair of cops are searching Mask!Stanley's pockets, they and pull out several gag items, including chattering teeth and such items as a bike horn, a bowling pin, a rubber chicken. chicken and [[OneOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers a bazooka]]. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that his whole demeanor is based on cartoons.cartoons:
28th Oct '17 1:51:27 PM nombretomado
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** The [[ChristopherEccleston Ninth Doctor]] does this in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek Dalek]]", rummaging through Adam's collection of weapons. The third item he pulls out he dismisses as "hairdryer!". This was an in-joke, we are told on the DVD extras, referring to a hairdryer that was used as a gun on Doctor Who's sister programme Blake's Seven.

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** The [[ChristopherEccleston [[Creator/ChristopherEccleston Ninth Doctor]] does this in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek Dalek]]", rummaging through Adam's collection of weapons. The third item he pulls out he dismisses as "hairdryer!". This was an in-joke, we are told on the DVD extras, referring to a hairdryer that was used as a gun on Doctor Who's sister programme Blake's Seven.
19th Sep '17 2:31:09 PM Pichu-kun
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** If you read the ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', when close-ups of the Pokéballs are given, the top half is translucent at the least, allowing someone to tell which Pokémon is in which ball.



* In ElfenLied, both versions, a bedridden Kouta endures Nyu's heartfelt but badly informed efforts to get him a drink of water. By the time Yuka arrives to aid them, she thinks they must have been engaged in some kind of summoning ritual. The gag is nearly identical to one with Momo, Katara and Sokka in AvatarTheLastAirbender.

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* In ElfenLied, ''Manga/ElfenLied'', both versions, a bedridden Kouta endures Nyu's heartfelt but badly informed efforts to get him a drink of water. By the time Yuka arrives to aid them, she thinks they must have been engaged in some kind of summoning ritual. The gag is nearly identical to one with Momo, Katara and Sokka in AvatarTheLastAirbender.



* Harley Quinn does this in an issue of ''Harley & Ivy''. Contains a minor instance of GettingCrapPastTheRadar, as among the items she tosses out of the purse are a tampon and a condom.

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* Harley Quinn does this in an issue of ''Harley & Ivy''.''ComicBook/HarleyAndIvy''. Contains a minor instance of GettingCrapPastTheRadar, as among the items she tosses out of the purse are a tampon and a condom.
26th Jul '17 5:15:10 PM thatother1dude
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* On AvatarTheLastAirbender, Momo is asked for water by a very sick Sokka and Katara while Aang fetches the cure for what ails them. The well-meaning creature brings everything you can think of except for water, leaving Aang very confused at episode's end. A very similar gag was used with Nyu and Kouta in ElfenLied, likely one of the only things the two series have in common.

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* On AvatarTheLastAirbender, ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Momo is asked for water by a very sick Sokka and Katara while Aang fetches the cure for what ails them. The well-meaning creature brings everything you can think of except for water, leaving Aang very confused at episode's end. A very similar gag was used with Nyu and Kouta in ElfenLied, likely one of the only things the two series have in common.
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