History Main / ShaggySearchTechnique

31st Dec '15 1:30:47 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[folder:Film]]

to:

[[folder:Film]][[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In the film ''WesternAnimation/{{Igor}}'', the main characters are being chased, so Brain starts trying to find a switch for a secret passage on the wall. Igor tells him there isn't a secret passage and bangs the opposite wall in frustration, hitting the switch for the secret passage.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]



* The film ''The Ghost And Mr. Chicken''. While spending the night in a haunted house, Luther Heggs (Don Knotts) throws an object at a bookcase and accidentally trips a switch that causes the bookcase to slide back, exposing a secret passage.

to:

* The film ''The Ghost And Mr. Chicken''.''Film/TheGhostAndMrChicken''. While spending the night in a haunted house, Luther Heggs (Don Knotts) throws an object at a bookcase and accidentally trips a switch that causes the bookcase to slide back, exposing a secret passage.



* In the film ''WesternAnimation/{{Igor}}'', the main characters are being chased, so Brain starts trying to find a switch for a secret passage on the wall. Igor tells him there isn't a secret passage and bangs the opposite wall in frustration, hitting the switch for the secret passage.
13th Dec '15 3:59:03 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Similarly, in the XWingSeries Corran Horn, while infiltrating on Coruscant, goes walking without paying attention to where he's going because he's thinking. Yes, he does this on a hostile planet. But the Force was with him, since not only did he ''not'' get jumped while [[ContemplateOurNavels contemplating his past]], but he ended up outside of a WretchedHive where an enemy was having a drink, and in the following pages he ends up finding some friends he hadn't seen for a while.

to:

Similarly, in the XWingSeries Literature/XWingSeries Corran Horn, while infiltrating on Coruscant, goes walking without paying attention to where he's going because he's thinking. Yes, he does this on a hostile planet. But the Force was with him, since not only did he ''not'' get jumped while [[ContemplateOurNavels contemplating his past]], but he ended up outside of a WretchedHive where an enemy was having a drink, and in the following pages he ends up finding some friends he hadn't seen for a while.
9th Dec '15 10:30:21 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A similar event happens in BreathOfFire3 when the gang of {{Loveable Rogue}}s are trying to find a way into a mansion early in the game: they search the wall around it for a way in, but give up quickly. Rei then leans against it, causing a large section of it to tip over since it was broken recently and they half-assed the repair job.

to:

* A similar event happens in BreathOfFire3 ''VideoGame/BreathOfFire3'' when the gang of {{Loveable Rogue}}s are trying to find a way into a mansion early in the game: they search the wall around it for a way in, but give up quickly. Rei then leans against it, causing a large section of it to tip over since it was broken recently and they half-assed the repair job.
16th Nov '15 8:22:16 AM FF32
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the first series of ''{{Blackadder}}'', our heroes are being hunted by drunken knights in a convent. In their despair, they [[PrayerIsALastResort beg the blessed virgin to help them]] - and when Edmund grabs the statue of Mary, it opens a secret passage. Subverted immediately afterwards when the knights burst in, find the room empty, and immediately figure out that they must have used the statue of Mary to open a secret passage and follow them.

to:

* In the first series of ''{{Blackadder}}'', ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', our heroes are being hunted by drunken knights in a convent. In their despair, they [[PrayerIsALastResort beg the blessed virgin to help them]] - and when Edmund grabs the statue of Mary, it opens a secret passage. Subverted immediately afterwards when the knights burst in, find the room empty, and immediately figure out that they must have used the statue of Mary to open a secret passage and follow them.
12th Sep '15 8:52:27 AM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/ThunderbirdsAreGo'': In "Tunnels of Time", Gordon, Lady Penelope and Parker are trapped in a pyramid that is slowly filling with toxic gas. Parker sits down to be comfortable while he waits to die, and the stone he sits on opens a secret passage.

to:

* ''Series/ThunderbirdsAreGo'': ''WesternAnimation/ThunderbirdsAreGo'': In "Tunnels of Time", Gordon, Lady Penelope and Parker are trapped in a pyramid that is slowly filling with toxic gas. Parker sits down to be comfortable while he waits to die, and the stone he sits on opens a secret passage.
9th Sep '15 7:03:48 PM AnotherDuck
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** A similar event happens in BreathOfFire3 when the gang of {{Loveable Rogue}}s are trying to find a way into a mansion early in the game: they search the wall around it for a way in, but give up quickly. Rei then leans against it, causing a large section of it to tip over since it was broken recently and they half-assed the repair job.

to:

** * A similar event happens in BreathOfFire3 when the gang of {{Loveable Rogue}}s are trying to find a way into a mansion early in the game: they search the wall around it for a way in, but give up quickly. Rei then leans against it, causing a large section of it to tip over since it was broken recently and they half-assed the repair job.



* In a lot of PointAndClick games, randomly clicking on everything is a good way to find things.
** In a lot of FirstPersonShooter, sliding along the wall while mashing the "open" key is a good way to find a hidden door or "fall into" a concealed passageway.
9th Aug '15 1:26:34 AM foxley
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderbirdsAreGo'': In "Tunnels of Time", Gordon, Lady Penelope and Parker are trapped in a pyramid that is slowly filling with toxic gas. Parker sits down to be comfortable while he waits to die, and the stone he sits on opens a secret passage.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderbirdsAreGo'': ''Series/ThunderbirdsAreGo'': In "Tunnels of Time", Gordon, Lady Penelope and Parker are trapped in a pyramid that is slowly filling with toxic gas. Parker sits down to be comfortable while he waits to die, and the stone he sits on opens a secret passage.
9th Aug '15 1:24:47 AM foxley
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''WesternAnimation/ThunderbirdsAreGo'': In "Tunnels of Time", Gordon, Lady Penelope and Parker are trapped in a pyramid that is slowly filling with toxic gas. Parker sits down to be comfortable while he waits to die, and the stone he sits on opens a secret passage.
26th Jul '15 12:16:38 PM Truffle
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has a humorous variation. One of the houses in Kalm has a Megalixir hidden on the top shelf of a high cupboard. Cloud exclaims that its out of reach, but repeatedly examining it causes him to throw a [[TantrumThrowing temper tantrum,]] angrily kicking the cupboard, and inadvertently causing the item to fall off the shelf.
7th Jul '15 7:26:54 PM Eddy1215
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In one ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' fanfic, Kim and Shego were looking through Monkey Fist's manor for necessary information. Remembering Ron's first experience in the castle, Kim begins searching for a secret passage. Shego then asks why Kim doesn't have Wade scan the castle for passageways while leaning on a bookcase...which pushes aside and reveals a passage behind it, to which Kim says ''that'' was quicker.



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', after the destruction of a message machine, Zummi is looking for a message the Great Gummis across the sea sent him just before the machine was destroyed. He finds it when Tummi accidentally sits down on the pen beside it.

to:

* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', after the destruction of a message machine, Zummi is looking for a message the Great Gummis across the sea sent him just before the machine was destroyed. He finds it when Tummi accidentally sits down on the pen beside it.
This list shows the last 10 events of 48. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.ShaggySearchTechnique