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28th Nov '16 9:34:50 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Spongebob Squarepants}}'' episode, "Karate Choppers", Spongebob is told by Squidward to clean the stalls. Since he and Sandy are obsessed with karate, Spongebob searches each stall for Sandy. When he finds what he thinks is her, it is revealed to be Mr. Krabs, who has had enough of Spongebob's karate, and tells him that if he catches him doing it again, he will be fired.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Spongebob Squarepants}}'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode, "Karate Choppers", Spongebob "[[Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS1E14SB129KarateChoppers Karate Choppers]]", [=SpongeBob=] is told by Squidward to clean the stalls. Since he and Sandy are obsessed with karate, Spongebob [=SpongeBob=] searches each stall for Sandy. When he finds what he thinks is her, it is revealed to be Mr. Krabs, who has had enough of Spongebob's [=SpongeBob's=] karate, and tells him that if he catches him doing it again, he will be fired.
8th Nov '16 6:49:52 PM Totema
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* There's a Japanese UrbanLegend about Hanako Of The Toilet, a schoolgirl murdered in a bathroom stall who kills anyone who happens to be using that particular toilet. According to the story, if one is unfortunate enough to be using that stall, they'll hear Hanako herself checking each stall, giggling to herself "No one in here," until she finds the victim. Then she kills them.

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* There's a Japanese UrbanLegend about Hanako Of The Toilet, the ghost of a schoolgirl murdered in a bathroom stall who kills anyone who happens to be using that particular toilet. According to the story, if one is unfortunate enough to be using that stall, they'll hear Hanako herself checking each stall, giggling to herself "No one in here," until she finds the victim. Then she kills them.
13th Oct '16 11:13:23 AM Morgenthaler
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13th Oct '16 11:12:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* Lash in ''Film/SkyHigh'' searches the stalls for Ethan.

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* Lash in ''Film/SkyHigh'' ''Film/SkyHigh2005'' searches the stalls for Ethan.
28th Jul '16 3:28:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* If the villain is DangerouslyGenreSavvy and armed with a gun, he'll shoot into each stall, though the hero will likely find a way to avoid getting shot up.

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* If the villain is DangerouslyGenreSavvy smart and armed with a gun, he'll shoot into each stall, though the hero will likely find a way to avoid getting shot up.
15th Jul '16 10:12:01 PM Jokubas
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* In ''Manga/GunsmithCats'', May drags an injuried Rally into a bathroom to hide from [[ThisMeansWar Radinov]]. Played straight despite Radinov not checking the stalls because of the obvious bloodtrail. She is, however, dealing with [[TrapMaster Minnie May]] now.
* In Part 3 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', the villain Mariah hides in the women's bathroom of a hotel the hero's are staying at. Joseph and Avdol follow her in, reluctantly, and Avdol begins looking at the feet under the doors. Joseph hadn't gotten a good look at Mariah, but could describe her legs well enough. When Avdol finds legs that match the description, it turns out that [[spoiler:it's actually an old lady, and Mariah had escaped out the window]]. Then the rest of the stalls open, filled with women who have no idea why there are two men snooping around.
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* In ''Manga/GunsmithCats'', May drags an injuried Rally into a bathroom to hide from [[ThisMeansWar Radinov]]. Played straight despite Radinov not checking the stalls because of the obvious bloodtrail. She is, however, dealing with [[TrapMaster Minnie May]] now.
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18th Feb '16 5:19:36 PM Knight20
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* In VideoGame/TheWalkingDead Michelle searched for Clementine and ordered her to come out with her own gun.
11th Dec '15 12:49:07 PM eroock
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24th Nov '15 12:57:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''NineToFive'': Happens during an ImagineSpot.
* In ''TheSting'', Johnny Hooker is trying to escape a hit man trying to kill him. He goes into a restroom to hide. The hit man enters and starts opening doors to find him. He gets to the last stall and realizes there's a woman inside. He figures Hooker went out the window and does the same. It turns out Hooker was inside the stall with the woman -- she was helping him.

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* ''NineToFive'': ''Film/NineToFive'': Happens during an ImagineSpot.
* In ''TheSting'', ''Film/TheSting'', Johnny Hooker is trying to escape a hit man trying to kill him. He goes into a restroom to hide. The hit man enters and starts opening doors to find him. He gets to the last stall and realizes there's a woman inside. He figures Hooker went out the window and does the same. It turns out Hooker was inside the stall with the woman -- she was helping him.



* ''{{Witness}}'': Amish boy Samuel Lapp, who is hiding in a toilet cubicle after witnessing a murder, crawls underneath the wall to the neighboring cubicle by the time the killer (who is kicking the cubicle doors open) gets to his cubicle. Samuel [[IndyHatRoll reaches and grabs his hat]] just as the killer opens the door.

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* ''{{Witness}}'': ''Film/{{Witness}}'': Amish boy Samuel Lapp, who is hiding in a toilet cubicle after witnessing a murder, crawls underneath the wall to the neighboring cubicle by the time the killer (who is kicking the cubicle doors open) gets to his cubicle. Samuel [[IndyHatRoll reaches and grabs his hat]] just as the killer opens the door.



* ''OneCrazySummer'': The leader of a biker gang opens each stall and finds the person he was looking for in the last one.
* ''HighSchoolMusical'' used this to show us how Gabriella was able to turn invisible. Seriously: Sharpay hears her singing in the loo, sees nobody, checks out the stalls, ''kicks'' the lone closed-yet-vacant stall open, then spies herself in the mirror and leaves. Gabriella then reveals that she was behind the entrance wall (beside the basins). In a ''[[FridgeLogic place Sharpay looked]]''. True, we don't actually see Gabriella's hiding place (so she could very well have been under the basins), but the way it's played makes us wonder why she doesn't slip out while Sharpay's back was turned.

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* ''OneCrazySummer'': ''Film/OneCrazySummer'': The leader of a biker gang opens each stall and finds the person he was looking for in the last one.
* ''HighSchoolMusical'' ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' used this to show us how Gabriella was able to turn invisible. Seriously: Sharpay hears her singing in the loo, sees nobody, checks out the stalls, ''kicks'' the lone closed-yet-vacant stall open, then spies herself in the mirror and leaves. Gabriella then reveals that she was behind the entrance wall (beside the basins). In a ''[[FridgeLogic place Sharpay looked]]''. True, we don't actually see Gabriella's hiding place (so she could very well have been under the basins), but the way it's played makes us wonder why she doesn't slip out while Sharpay's back was turned.



* In ''ProblemChild 2'', Trixie hides in the bathroom and stands on the toilet seats so her feet don't show. Junior looks underneath each stall, and doesn't see her feet, but he isn't fooled.

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* In ''ProblemChild ''Film/ProblemChild 2'', Trixie hides in the bathroom and stands on the toilet seats so her feet don't show. Junior looks underneath each stall, and doesn't see her feet, but he isn't fooled.



* ''TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack'': Alex Mack once avoided detection this way, when her stall was opened for examination, she had liquefied and hid in the toilet bowl.

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* ''TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack'': ''Series/TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack'': Alex Mack once avoided detection this way, when her stall was opened for examination, she had liquefied and hid in the toilet bowl.



* In ''GunsmithCats'', May drags an injuried Rally into a bathroom to hide from [[ThisMeansWar Radinov]]. Played straight despite Radinov not checking the stalls because of the obvious bloodtrail. She is, however, dealing with [[TrapMaster Minnie May]] now.

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* In ''GunsmithCats'', ''Manga/GunsmithCats'', May drags an injuried Rally into a bathroom to hide from [[ThisMeansWar Radinov]]. Played straight despite Radinov not checking the stalls because of the obvious bloodtrail. She is, however, dealing with [[TrapMaster Minnie May]] now.
1st Nov '15 10:03:49 AM Sharlee
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* In ''VideoGame/TheLostCrown'', you can have Nigel search the bathroom stalls in the museum basement. He won't find anyone when he looks, but when he's facing away, ''you'' can spot young Verity standing in one of them: when you're a ghost, option #2 (remaining unseen) is easy to achieve.
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