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30th Apr '17 3:38:26 AM foxley
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In "Black Orchid", the Doctor gets trapped in a secret passage. After searching for the catch to the door and failing to find it, he deliberately leans against a random wall - and it clicks open.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E6Shada Shada]]", Clare is searching Prof. Chronotis' study and discovers the controls to his TARDIS by leaning on a bookshelf.
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In "Black Orchid", the Doctor gets trapped in a secret passage. After searching for the catch to the door and failing to find it, he deliberately leans against a random wall - and it clicks open.
30th Mar '17 7:54:10 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* An early episode of WesternAnimation/Cyberchase featured Matt evoking this on a pyramid, claiming that in movies, you press a random brick to open a door. He's proven right when Didgit leans against the pyramid and fall backwards upon the door opening.

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* An early episode of WesternAnimation/Cyberchase WesternAnimation/{{Cyberchase}} featured Matt evoking this on a pyramid, claiming that in movies, you press a random brick to open a door. He's proven right when Didgit leans against the pyramid and fall backwards upon the door opening.
30th Mar '17 7:52:39 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* Vash ''appears'' to do this in the second episode of ''Anime/{{Trigun}}.'' Seeing as he's known for "[[ObfuscatingStupidity Playing the Fool]]", it's hard tell if it was really an accident.

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* Vash ''appears'' to do this in the second episode of ''Anime/{{Trigun}}.'' Seeing as he's known for "[[ObfuscatingStupidity Playing the Fool]]", it's hard to tell if it was really an accident.


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* An early episode of WesternAnimation/Cyberchase featured Matt evoking this on a pyramid, claiming that in movies, you press a random brick to open a door. He's proven right when Didgit leans against the pyramid and fall backwards upon the door opening.
26th Mar '17 9:19:47 AM nombretomado
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': A tried-and-true technique of any party. Let the fighter (or [[{{Nodwick}} henchman]]) go first to "disarm" all the traps, and simply heal them later.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': A tried-and-true technique of any party. Let the fighter (or [[{{Nodwick}} [[ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}} henchman]]) go first to "disarm" all the traps, and simply heal them later.
16th Mar '17 3:49:52 AM RLYoshi
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'''Suddenly Blonde Shaggy''': I thought that rock was pretty suspicious.

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'''Suddenly Blonde Shaggy''': '''Shaggy''': I thought that rock was pretty suspicious.
15th Mar '17 2:37:01 PM secretfan14
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* Colette from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' is [[{{Dojikko}} incredibly clumsy]], but when she trips she tends to fall on the exact thing she's looking for.

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* Colette from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' is [[{{Dojikko}} [[CuteClumsyGirl incredibly clumsy]], but when she trips she tends to fall on the exact thing she's looking for.
26th Feb '17 10:43:56 AM Ghoully
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'''Shaggy''': I thought that rock was pretty suspicious.

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'''Shaggy''': '''Suddenly Blonde Shaggy''': I thought that rock was pretty suspicious.
25th Feb '17 8:59:44 PM shawnvw
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* ''Legion of Super-Heroes'': The Legion is hiding from the 30th-Century authorities in a sewer beneath Metropolis. One of them trips, smacks a wall with hand, a trips a hidden switch that reveals a thousand-year-old LexLuthor lair to hide out in.
23rd Feb '17 4:27:40 AM sylvae
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* In "Lord of the Rings" - The fellowship spend ages trying to work out how to enter the gates of Moria, until someone suggests taking the instructions literally!
31st Dec '16 1:40:54 PM nombretomado
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** In ''Five Go Mad In Dorset'', a British television special which viciously parodied EnidBlyton's ''Famous Five'' children's stories, the titular protagonists open a concealed door by yanking three times on a random tree-branch.

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** In ''Five Go Mad In Dorset'', a British television special which viciously parodied EnidBlyton's Creator/EnidBlyton's ''Famous Five'' children's stories, the titular protagonists open a concealed door by yanking three times on a random tree-branch.
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