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18th May '18 2:47:55 AM Vir
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* An old ''{{Popeye}}'' cartoon had him and Bluto in an auto race - Bluto rearranges a sign reading 'ROUTE D' to 'DETOUR', sending Popeye up a rocky mountain road.

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* An old ''{{Popeye}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' cartoon had him and Bluto in an auto race - Bluto rearranges a sign reading 'ROUTE D' to 'DETOUR', sending Popeye up a rocky mountain road.



** [[spoiler: In "Theater of Doom", the Phantom Mummy of Friar Serra (the real one) hints that this isn't just a coincidence, as he told the gang to "Heed the warning of the alligators".]] Poor Scooby.

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** [[spoiler: In "Theater of Doom", [[spoiler: the Phantom Mummy of Friar Serra (the real one) hints that this isn't just a coincidence, as he told the gang to "Heed the warning of the alligators".]] Poor Scooby.



** The second S for the "Mystery Shack" is seen falling off in the intro. It gets knocked off in the show proper in "Headhunters", leaving the sign reading "Mystery Hack" for the rest of the series.
** In "The Love God", Stan's crappy home-made hot air balloon starts falling apart near the end of the episode, and the sign reading "I HEART KIDS" ends up reading "I _EA_T KIDS".

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** The second S for the "Mystery Shack" is seen falling off in the intro. It gets knocked off in the show proper in "Headhunters", leaving the sign reading "Mystery Hack" for the rest of the series.
series [[spoiler: until Soos puts it back up after being given ownership of the Mystery Shack in the finale]].
** In "The Love God", Stan's crappy home-made homemade hot air balloon starts falling apart near the end of the episode, and the sign reading "I HEART KIDS" ends up reading "I _EA_T KIDS".
18th May '18 2:43:33 AM Vir
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', the duo tear off the letters of a Figure Drawing Class sign to read "U DRAW ASS." When they heard a beautiful woman say that she was going to pose nude for the drawing class, they believe that they have "the Power Supreme" and enroll just to look at her naked.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'', the duo tear off the letters of a Figure Drawing Class sign to read "U DRAW ASS." When they heard a beautiful woman say that she was going to pose nude for the drawing class, they believe that they have "the Power Supreme" and enroll just to look at her naked.



* ''[[WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse Mickey Mouse Works]]'': One of the opening [[CouchGag Couch Gags]] has Donald obscuring the title with a stone block and chiseling the letters "STARRING DONALD DUCK". The letters then collapse upon him so that they now read "DARN OLD DUCK".

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse Mickey Mouse Works]]'': One of the opening [[CouchGag Couch Gags]] {{Couch Gag}}s has Donald obscuring the title with a stone block and chiseling the letters "STARRING DONALD DUCK". The letters then collapse upon him so that they now read "DARN OLD DUCK".DUCK".
* In the ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'' episode "Beans and Weiners", Chef [=McMuesli=] is making his tofu hot dogs for the campers, where the mess hall sign reading "Monday Tofurters" turns to "Monday Torture".



* A roadside restaurant in Florida next to I-4 had gone out of business, leaving various signs around. One of them advertised truck fuel, right in front of the off ramp from the passing interstate. Over time, half the sign fell down, and in large yellow letters on a black background, people would be greeted with DIE[[spoiler:SEL]].

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* A roadside restaurant in Florida next to I-4 had gone out of business, leaving various signs around. One of them advertised truck fuel, right in front of the off ramp off-ramp from the passing interstate. Over time, half the sign fell down, and in large yellow letters on a black background, people would be greeted with DIE[[spoiler:SEL]].
8th Apr '18 4:13:26 PM cybertoy0
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* ''WebAnimation/CampCamp'':
** The sign outside of Camp Campbell is missing the "bell", which either fell off or was destroyed some time ago. Not only does this foreshadow how run-down, minimum budget the place is, but also makes a decent TitleDrop.
** In the episode "Into Town", Nikki stops outside a clothing store for women called, "Lil' Country Style", with the sign missing [[CountryMatters the o, r, and y.]]
20th Mar '18 8:15:44 AM MikeK
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* Countdown is a New Zealand grocery store chain - [[http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12016376&ref=NZH_fb Occasionally the "o" in their signs short out]], turning it into "C[[spoiler:o]]untdown".
18th Mar '18 2:40:30 PM Siempie
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* In the prologue of ''Videogame/WeHappyFew'', Arthur reveals that he tried to throw a Welcome Back-party for his colleague Prudence who had "[[DeadlyEuphemism gone on holiday]]". When Arthur -- now off his [[GovernmentDrugEnforcement Joy]] -- enters her office, an old, broken streamer hanging in the office reads "[[spoiler:WEL]]COME BACK".
13th Mar '18 7:58:28 AM MikeK
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* The Metropolitan Storage Warehouse in Cambridge, Massachusetts is frequently photographed from a certain angle due to part of the architecture obscuring some of the letters - if you approach the building from one particular side, a tower blocks some of their sign, making it appear to read "METROPOLITAN [[spoiler:STO]]RAGE WAREHOUSE - [[spoiler:F]]IRE PROOF". Naturally, a punk rock band from the area dubbed themselves Metropolitan Rage Warehouse.

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* The Metropolitan Storage Warehouse in Cambridge, Massachusetts is frequently photographed from a certain angle due to part of the architecture obscuring some of the letters - if you approach the building from one particular side, a tower that juts out from the main building blocks some of their sign, making it appear to read "METROPOLITAN [[spoiler:STO]]RAGE WAREHOUSE - [[spoiler:F]]IRE PROOF". Naturally, a punk rock band from the area dubbed themselves Metropolitan Rage Warehouse.
13th Mar '18 6:30:50 AM MikeK
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* The Metropolitan Storage Warehouse in Cambridge, Massachusetts is frequently photographed from a certain angle due to part of the architecture obscuring some of the letters - if you approach the building from one particular side, a tower blocks some of their sign, making it appear to read "METROPOLITAN [[spoiler:STO]]RAGE WAREHOUSE - [[spoiler:F]IRE PROOF". Naturally, a punk rock band from the area dubbed themselves Metropolitan Rage Warehouse.

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* The Metropolitan Storage Warehouse in Cambridge, Massachusetts is frequently photographed from a certain angle due to part of the architecture obscuring some of the letters - if you approach the building from one particular side, a tower blocks some of their sign, making it appear to read "METROPOLITAN [[spoiler:STO]]RAGE WAREHOUSE - [[spoiler:F]IRE [[spoiler:F]]IRE PROOF". Naturally, a punk rock band from the area dubbed themselves Metropolitan Rage Warehouse.
13th Mar '18 6:29:05 AM MikeK
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* The Metropolitan Storage Warehouse in Cambridge, Massachusetts is frequently photographed from a certain angle due to part of the architecture obscuring some of the letters - if you approach the building from one particular side, a tower blocks some of their sign, making it appear to read "METROPOLITAN [[spoiler:STO]]RAGE WAREHOUSE - [[spoiler:F]IRE PROOF". Naturally, a punk rock band from the area dubbed themselves Metropolitan Rage Warehouse.
5th Mar '18 2:58:59 PM talltalltree
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* The title of the short-lived children's TV series ''Welcome to Orty-Fou'' came from the fact that the characters lived at number Fourty-Four on their street, but the first and last letters had fallen off the sign over the door.
3rd Mar '18 11:53:58 AM TheCuza
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* Ever come across a Sears store with a non-working "e" on the sign? That makes the sign instead display "S ARS". What about when the first "s" goes out, which makes the store all "EARS"?

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* Ever come across a Sears store with a non-working "e" on the sign? That makes the sign instead display "S ARS". What about when the first "s" goes out, which makes the store all "EARS"?"EARS"? Or what about when both of them go out at the same time? That's a real pain in the ARS.
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