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6th Apr '18 6:10:55 PM marcoasalazarm
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* One TabletopGame/D20Modern adventure features no fewer than four characters with identical (gaudy and "unusual") bags, each with vitally important and for the most part incriminating contents. Compounding matters are two additional characters who plan to intentionally switch their own (again, identical) bags with someone else's. The GameMaster is instructed to treat the adventure as a corporate espionage thriller, so that the players will be surprised when [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity Inevitably Ensues]].

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* One TabletopGame/D20Modern ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'' adventure ("A Funny Thing Happened At Carousel 14", which happens to be a homage to ''Film/WhatsUpDoc'') features no fewer than four characters with identical (gaudy and "unusual") bags, each with vitally important and for the most part incriminating contents. Compounding matters are two additional characters who plan to intentionally switch their own (again, identical) bags with someone else's. The GameMaster is instructed to treat the adventure as a corporate espionage thriller, so that the players will be surprised when [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity Inevitably Ensues]].
6th Apr '18 5:43:22 PM crazysamaritan
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* "{{Literature/Northwestward}}": We are informed of several offscreen attempts at robbery, as one or more people may have tried to steal/swap the suitcase containing Mr Wayne's [[MacGuffin emerald Batman ring]].
13th Aug '17 8:01:03 AM CheeseDogX
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* One happens in the Mexican superhero/wrestler film ''Neutron the Atomic Superman vs. the Death Robots'', though despite claims to the contrary, they look nothing alike.
11th Aug '17 9:54:51 AM Snowsky
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* A variation happens in ''Kung Fu Panda'' special ''Secrets of the Scroll,'' when Po's list of potential careers (doctor, janitor, comedian, and dancer), written on a scroll with jade handles, is accidentally switched with Tigress' list of four kung fu masters to find, which has identical handles. Tigress opens the wrong scroll and thinks that she has to find a doctor, janitor, comedian and dancer. HilarityEnsues.
4th Jul '17 4:22:10 PM Lemia
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'', Jackie and Jade are trying to steal the snake talisman from the same museum [[ClassyCatBurglar Viper]] is trying to steal a valuable jewel from. One scuffle later and both of their identical-looking bags end up on the floor next to each other, triggering the accidental swap.
12th Mar '17 12:58:15 PM nombretomado
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* Variant in ''MontyPython'' as a policeman attempts to frame an actor by blatantly tossing a paper bag down in his flat and pointing at it accusingly. When the bag is seen to contain sandwiches, the policeman exclaims "Blimey! What'd I give the wife?"

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* Variant in ''MontyPython'' ''Creator/MontyPython'' as a policeman attempts to frame an actor by blatantly tossing a paper bag down in his flat and pointing at it accusingly. When the bag is seen to contain sandwiches, the policeman exclaims "Blimey! What'd I give the wife?"
11th Feb '17 7:15:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* An episode of ''TheBurnsAndAllenShow'' entitled "A Paris Creation" invokes the trope with two briefcases with the initials "G.B": one belonging to George, the other a nuclear scientist.

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* An episode of ''TheBurnsAndAllenShow'' ''Radio/TheBurnsAndAllenShow'' entitled "A Paris Creation" invokes the trope with two briefcases with the initials "G.B": one belonging to George, the other a nuclear scientist.
16th Jan '17 6:32:05 PM PaulA
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* Happens with a matchbook in [[Main/SherlockHolmes Sherlock Holmes in Washington]].

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* Happens with a matchbook containing a secret message in [[Main/SherlockHolmes Sherlock Holmes in Washington]].''Film/SherlockHolmesInWashington''.
11th Jan '17 7:28:34 PM nombretomado
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* One LordPeterWimsey story has a bag of jewellery accidentally swapped for an identical-looking bag containing an actress's severed head.

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* One LordPeterWimsey Literature/LordPeterWimsey story has a bag of jewellery accidentally swapped for an identical-looking bag containing an actress's severed head.
5th Dec '16 6:59:17 AM JackG
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* ''Film/{{Frantic}}''. A married couple from the United States pick up the wrong suitcase on arrival in France, and are mistaken for the next stage in a smuggling ring. The wife is kidnapped for interrogation, and the husband spends the rest of the movie [[HostageForMacGuffin trying to get her back in exchange for what's in the suitcase]].
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