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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.
5th Nov '16 1:26:15 PM JackG
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** In ''Detectives on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown'' the most effective detective turns out to be the Series/JasonKing expy, whose technique is to drive around at random sipping cocktails, yet somehow manages to end up in exactly the right place to solve the murder.

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** In ''Detectives on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown'' the most effective detective turns out to be the Series/JasonKing expy, whose technique is to drive around at random sipping cocktails, claret, yet somehow always manages to end up in exactly the right place to solve the murder.mystery.
5th Nov '16 1:20:53 PM JackG
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* In ''[[TheComicStripPresents 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 ''[[TheComicStripPresents Five ''Five Go Mad In Dorset]]'', 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.tree-branch.
** In ''Detectives on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown'' the most effective detective turns out to be the Series/JasonKing expy, whose technique is to drive around at random sipping cocktails, yet somehow manages to end up in exactly the right place to solve the murder.
26th Oct '16 6:19:15 PM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/{{Superlopez}}'': Twice in Pandora's Box. Played straight the first time, then [[InvokedTrope invoked]] and [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] the second time, when Superlópez tries to [[GenreSavvy play it smart]] and [[ExploitedTrope make it work for him.]]

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* ''ComicBook/{{Superlopez}}'': Twice in Pandora's Box. Played straight the first time, then [[InvokedTrope invoked]] and [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] the second time, when Superlópez tries to [[GenreSavvy play it smart]] and [[ExploitedTrope make it work for him.]]]] (Spoiler: it doesn't)
30th Sep '16 9:41:10 AM anza_sb
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'', Gumball and Darwin try to find a secret room in their house by attempting to invoke this trope.
--> '''Gumball:''' He must have a secret hideout somewhere in the house. And the best way to find a secret hideout... is by accident.
12th Aug '16 9:16:10 AM morenohijazo
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* ''ComicBook/{{Superlopez}}'': Twice in Pandora's Box. Played straight the first time, then [[InvokedTrope invoked]] and [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] the second time, when Superlópez tries to [[GenreSavvy play it smart]] and [[ExploitedTrope make it work for him.]]
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21st Jul '16 10:06:05 PM Eddy1215
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-->'''Brain''': ''(Smugly)'' I'm sorry, you were saying?
-->'''Igor''': Technically, it's a secret ''staircase''.
19th Jun '16 2:43:54 PM nombretomado
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* Sort of in ''TheThrawnTrilogy''. Leia and others, looking for the Delta Source that is reporting things to Thrawn, rest for a bit in the room where most of the spying happens, and then Leia looks at a droid tending one of the decorative color-changing trees and notices the red ripples forming and spreading each time the droid clicks.\\

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* Sort of in ''TheThrawnTrilogy''.''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy''. Leia and others, looking for the Delta Source that is reporting things to Thrawn, rest for a bit in the room where most of the spying happens, and then Leia looks at a droid tending one of the decorative color-changing trees and notices the red ripples forming and spreading each time the droid clicks.\\
31st Dec '15 1:30:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* 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.
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* 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.

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* 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
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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.

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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.
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