History Main / ShootTheTelevision

30th Dec '15 4:04:48 PM eroock
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->''So I bought a .44 magnum, it was solid steel cast,\\
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->''So ->''"So I bought a .44 magnum, it was solid steel cast,\\

And they busted me for disturbing the almighty peace.'' -->--'''Music/BruceSpringsteen''', "57 Channels (And Nothin' On)"
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And they busted me for disturbing the almighty peace.'' -->--'''Music/BruceSpringsteen''', "'' -->-- '''Music/BruceSpringsteen''', "57 Channels (And Nothin' On)"
16th Nov '15 4:35:20 AM DaibhidC
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* Referenced in Music/MitchBenn's "Everybody's Elvis" with the lines "Ain't no channel surfin'/Just shoot your TV dead".
9th Nov '15 1:37:58 PM SeanMurrayI
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* Lrr does this with a disintegration ray in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' when the season finale of [[ShowWithinAShow "Single Female Lawyer"]] is knocked off the air as the result of someone (Fry) at the broadcast station spilling soda on a console.
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* Lrr *''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': **Lrr does this with a disintegration ray in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' when the season finale of [[ShowWithinAShow "Single Female Lawyer"]] is knocked off the air as the result of someone (Fry) at the broadcast station spilling soda on a console.
8th Nov '15 9:24:04 PM Eddy1215
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* Lrr does this with a disintegration ray in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' when the season finale of [[ShowWithinAShow "Single Female Lawyer"]] is knocked off the air as the result of someone at the broadcast station spilling soda on a console.
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* Lrr does this with a disintegration ray in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' when the season finale of [[ShowWithinAShow "Single Female Lawyer"]] is knocked off the air as the result of someone (Fry) at the broadcast station spilling soda on a console.console. ** In "The Late Phillip J. Fry", Leela was this when she sees a newscast about an explosion at a party she thought Fry went to rather than meet her for their date. ** In "Common Cold Warrior", Professor Fansworth does this when his rival Wernstrom said that there was no cure for the cold epidemic around town and the town had to be destroyed.
8th Nov '15 9:19:28 PM Eddy1215
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "Time Is Money, Part 2", Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s rival Glomgold watches a news report on how a diamond mine has been ruled as Scrooge's property. Angry, Glomgold asks one of the Beagle Boys for something to throw. He gets a vase and chucks it at the screen (Causing the newscaster to duck). He learns what he did only too late.
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "Time Is Money, Part 2", 3", Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s rival Glomgold watches a news report on how a diamond mine has been ruled as Scrooge's property. Angry, Glomgold asks one of the Beagle Boys for something to throw. He gets a vase and chucks it at the screen (Causing the newscaster to duck). He learns what he did only too late.

-->'''Mr. Grey:''' Valerie, were you using your ecto-gun!? -->'''Valerie:''' No!
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-->'''Mr. Grey:''' Valerie, were you using your ecto-gun!? was that the ectogun?! -->'''Valerie:''' ''(Hiding the weapon behind her back)'' No!

-->'''Jake''': Ah, great. Morbulus is gone. So's our tv.
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-->'''Jake''': [[SarcasmMode Ah, great.great]]. Morbulus is gone. So's our tv.TV.
18th Oct '15 1:47:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' story "Drama-O-Rama" (issue #48, DC run) has Sedusa throwing a boot at her TV and shattering the screen after she sees the girls' latest heroics.
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* ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' ''ComicBook/ThePowerpuffGirls'' story "Drama-O-Rama" (issue #48, DC run) has Sedusa throwing a boot at her TV and shattering the screen after she sees the girls' latest heroics.
6th Oct '15 2:55:46 PM WhosAsking
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* The arcade game ''TheOutfoxies'' featured all your opponents on TV screens. As each one is offed, your character would mark them off in different ways depending on who you played. Eve does this exact trope by shooting the TVs with her gun. Bernard White comes close when he punches them with his steel right hand.
17th Sep '15 7:23:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* In BruceCoville's novel ''[[Literature/MagicShop Jennifer Murdley's Toad]]'', the title character was a very unattractive-looking girl. One day when she was six she was watching television and saw a commercial for a Barbie doll. Knowing she would never be as pretty as the doll, she started to cry. When her father saw her crying and realized why, he got so enraged at [=TV=] that he smashed it.
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* In BruceCoville's Creator/BruceCoville's novel ''[[Literature/MagicShop Jennifer Murdley's Toad]]'', the title character was a very unattractive-looking girl. One day when she was six she was watching television and saw a commercial for a Barbie doll. Knowing she would never be as pretty as the doll, she started to cry. When her father saw her crying and realized why, he got so enraged at [=TV=] that he smashed it.
10th Sep '15 3:24:51 AM DeepRed
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* In the hotel-wrecking days of TheWho Pete Townshend was known to turn off the TV from his bed with a well-aimed ashtray.
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* In the hotel-wrecking days of TheWho Pete Townshend was known to turn off the TV from his bed with a well-aimed ashtray. That is, if Keith Moon hadn't already [[ApplianceDefenestration thrown it out the window]].
20th Aug '15 6:29:54 AM SeanMurrayI
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* In the film ''Traxx'', a shootout between the title character and some bad guys is halted by a television news report on recent studies finding that "most overly aggressive, sociopathic males have tiny, little wazoos." The bad guys respond to this by shooting out the TV screen before returning to the fight with the hero.
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