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21st Jun '17 10:35:27 AM KevF
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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.
30th May '17 7:05:20 PM nombretomado
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** Another example is when Peter wins a month of maidservice from ''WheelOfFortune''. He tells her to clean out his belly button...and pulls out several objects, namely a carton of Parliament cigarettes and a Colecovision (with controllers!)

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** Another example is when Peter wins a month of maidservice from ''WheelOfFortune''.''Series/WheelOfFortune''. He tells her to clean out his belly button...and pulls out several objects, namely a carton of Parliament cigarettes and a Colecovision (with controllers!)
9th May '17 1:53:40 PM faerieprincess87
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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''
8th May '17 4:53:23 AM Gojirob
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* 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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* 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.
7th Mar '17 5:30:45 PM nombretomado
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* [[MarxBrothers Harpo Marx]] practically started this gag with his magical trenchcoat. While he could often as not pull anything out of it from a swordfish to a lit candle (burning at both ends), there's still the classic moment in ''Film/AnimalCrackers'' when Chico requests "The flash" (light), and gets a flask, flush, fish, and flute. Since it's too dark to properly find anything, Harpo eventually pulls out a flashlight to try and find his flashlight.

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* [[MarxBrothers [[Creator/MarxBrothers Harpo Marx]] practically started this gag with his magical trenchcoat. While he could often as not pull anything out of it from a swordfish to a lit candle (burning at both ends), there's still the classic moment in ''Film/AnimalCrackers'' when Chico requests "The flash" (light), and gets a flask, flush, fish, and flute. Since it's too dark to properly find anything, Harpo eventually pulls out a flashlight to try and find his flashlight.
18th Feb '17 9:52:08 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}'', Karashi spends [[https://web.archive.org/web/20150906195105/http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20050512.html two]] [[https://web.archive.org/web/20150906195105/http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/20050514.html strips]] searching through the inventory for a party-healing item. No Megahealers, alas, but the inventory does contain such items as 27 Useless Things and 67 pieces of Pocket Lint.
15th Jan '17 7:46:01 PM Monolaf317
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* ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'': In "Replacement Egg", Toad does this with a refrigerator in order to find, well, take a guess.
29th Nov '16 12:14:24 PM Kalaong
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Also see GrailInTheGarbage, which is what happens when someone ''doesn't'' rummage in the junk pile for an extended period of time, and instead ultimately decides to throw the whole mess out ''without'' checking to see if there's anything important in it.
24th Nov '16 8:40:47 AM CumbersomeTercel
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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 ("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.
** In "The Sontaran Experiment", the Doctor digs through his pockets for something he's been holding on to. "Never throw anything away, Harry." He can't find it. "It's a mistake to clutter one's pockets, Harry."

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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 ("Robot") ("[[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.
** In "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E3TheSontaranExperiment The Sontaran Experiment", Experiment]]", the Doctor digs through his pockets for something he's been holding on to. "Never throw anything away, Harry." He can't find it. "It's a mistake to clutter one's pockets, Harry."



** This also happens to the [[MattSmith Eleventh Doctor]] in "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 Eleventh Doctor]] in "The Lodger", "[[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.
8th Nov '16 7:25:38 AM jazzyamx
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* On ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales'', this happened with Ord when he reaches for items in his tummy pouch. Sometimes he will even scarf he things he accidentally pulls out of his pocket (if it's food anyway).

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* On ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales'', this happened with Ord when he reaches for items in his tummy pouch. Sometimes he will even scarf he the things he accidentally pulls out of his pocket (if it's food anyway).
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