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4th Apr '18 6:39:27 AM Malady
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* ''WallaceAndGromit: Cheese Lover's Yearbook'' contains an extremely rainy caravan holiday, during which the duo spend all of one day playing I Spy...according to Gromit's typewritten notes, "R for rain featured regularly." (The next day is apparently even duller, since the entry for that day gives a precise count of the number of flowers on the caravan's wallpaper.)

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* ''WallaceAndGromit: ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit: Cheese Lover's Yearbook'' contains an extremely rainy caravan holiday, during which the duo spend all of one day playing I Spy...according to Gromit's typewritten notes, "R for rain featured regularly." (The next day is apparently even duller, since the entry for that day gives a precise count of the number of flowers on the caravan's wallpaper.)
21st Mar '18 10:30:51 PM JackG
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. Stuck in a damaged turbolift in "Year of Hell", Harry and B’Elanna play a quiz game. Most fanfic writers would [[ElevatorGoingDown make them have sex]] instead, but B’Elanna has internal injuries. In "Night" she playes VariantChess with Tom and they end up having a lover's quarrel, because [[InTheDoldrums nothing is happening]] and they've played the game for so long it's become boring as well.

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. Stuck in a damaged turbolift in "Year of Hell", Harry and B’Elanna play a quiz game. Most game (most fanfic writers would [[ElevatorGoingDown make them have sex]] instead, but B’Elanna has internal injuries. injuries). In "Night" she playes plays VariantChess with Tom and they end up having a lover's quarrel, because [[InTheDoldrums nothing is happening]] and they've played the game for so long it's become boring as well.
21st Mar '18 10:29:30 PM JackG
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(Before Mr Picton can ''[[HairTriggerTemper react]]'', the Policeman opens the cell)\\\

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(Before Mr Picton can ''[[HairTriggerTemper react]]'', the Policeman opens the cell)\\\cell)
21st Mar '18 10:28:41 PM JackG
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. Stuck in a damaged turbolift in "Year of Hell", Harry and B’Elanna play a quiz game. Most fanfic writers would [[ElevatorGoingDown make them have sex]] instead, but B’Elanna has internal injuries.

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. Stuck in a damaged turbolift in "Year of Hell", Harry and B’Elanna play a quiz game. Most fanfic writers would [[ElevatorGoingDown make them have sex]] instead, but B’Elanna has internal injuries. In "Night" she playes VariantChess with Tom and they end up having a lover's quarrel, because [[InTheDoldrums nothing is happening]] and they've played the game for so long it's become boring as well.
21st Mar '18 10:24:35 PM JackG
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. Stuck in a damaged turbolift in "Year of Hell", Harry and B’Elanna play a quiz game. Most fanfic writers would [[ElevatorGoingDown make them have sex]] instead, but B’Elanna has internal injuries.
4th Jan '18 4:45:09 PM dasuberkaiser
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* As [[http://www.bitemecomic.com/?p=543 this page]] of ''Webcomic/BiteMe'' illustrates, sometimes the game is trivial no matter ''how'' hard you try for advanced technique.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0185.html here]].
* [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2236.html These]] [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2761.html strips]] of ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic''.
* [[http://www.rcsitravel.net/archive/2008/05/02 This]] strip of ''Webcomic/CodeNameHunter''; after their boat explodes, Max and Ruby are floating on a piece of wood, along with an unconscious sailor, Roberts.
-->'''Ruby''': Hmm... I spy with me little eye, something that begins with 'wa'.
-->'''Max''': It wouldn't be 'water', would it?
-->'''Ruby''': Now, chief, just because ''you'' don't want to play doesn't mean you should spoil it for the rest of us. Right, Roberts?
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/CwensQuest'' when this is used to deliver a [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Cwens_Quest/index.php?p=543912 load of snark]]; the characters are still bored at the time, though.
* ''Webcomic/FauxPas'': A pair of raccoons have progressed to [[http://www.ozfoxes.net/cgi/pl-fp1.cgi?1523 "even more"]] and the inevitable "That's when I killed him".
* In ''Webcomic/{{Intragalactic}}'', two security-mercenaries play strip-I-Spy on a bank of ''monochrome'' security monitors. "Something gray?"
* In [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic_plus/series.php?view=archive&chapter=45367&mpe=1&fromwhich=1&direction=f this]] Victorian bonus strip for ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', two alien guards play I Spy while guarding the heroes' spaceship.
* In [[http://footloosecomic.com/footloose/pages.php?page=347 this]] ''Webcomic/{{Footloose}}'' strip, Iordain attempts to relieve the boredom of a carriage ride.
* ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'': one of Arachne's prisoners tries to play when in a yoke and facing a plain wall.
* The members of Dead Cell in ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'' give this game a go while awaiting rescue. Unfortunately they're in a very dark, rather deep, featureless holding cell.
* Pete/R2 tries this in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0693.html this]] ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' strip.
* ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault'' [[http://www.gpf-comics.com/archive/2003/12/02 here]].
* ''Webcomic/HeroOhHero'' [[http://neorice.com/hoh_2 opens with this trope.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Spacetrawler}}'', [[http://spacetrawler.com/2012/05/20/spacetrawler-229/#comments as Gurf, Pierrot, and Martina are flying towards the G.O.B.]]:
-->'''Gurf:''' I spy, with my little eye, something small white and tinkly.
-->'''Pierrot:''' ''[not remotely amused]'' A star.
-->'''Gurf:''' Nope! That one's a ''planet''.
-->'''Pierrot:''' Joy.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* As [[http://www.bitemecomic.com/?p=543 this page]] of ''Webcomic/BiteMe'' illustrates, sometimes the game is trivial no matter ''how'' hard you try for advanced technique.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0185.html here]].
* [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2236.html These]] [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2761.html strips]] of ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic''.
* [[http://www.rcsitravel.net/archive/2008/05/02 This]] strip of ''Webcomic/CodeNameHunter''; after their boat explodes, Max and Ruby are floating on a piece of wood, along with an unconscious sailor, Roberts.
-->'''Ruby''': Hmm... I spy with me little eye, something that begins with 'wa'.
-->'''Max''': It wouldn't be 'water', would it?
-->'''Ruby''': Now, chief, just because ''you'' don't want to play doesn't mean you should spoil it for the rest of us. Right, Roberts?
* Subverted in ''Webcomic/CwensQuest'' when this is used to deliver a [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Cwens_Quest/index.php?p=543912 load of snark]]; the characters are still bored at the time, though.
* ''Webcomic/FauxPas'': A pair of raccoons have progressed to [[http://www.ozfoxes.net/cgi/pl-fp1.cgi?1523 "even more"]] and the inevitable "That's when I killed him".
* In ''Webcomic/{{Intragalactic}}'', two security-mercenaries play strip-I-Spy on a bank of ''monochrome'' security monitors. "Something gray?"
* In [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic_plus/series.php?view=archive&chapter=45367&mpe=1&fromwhich=1&direction=f this]] Victorian bonus strip for ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'', two alien guards play I Spy while guarding the heroes' spaceship.
* In [[http://footloosecomic.com/footloose/pages.php?page=347 this]] ''Webcomic/{{Footloose}}'' strip, Iordain attempts to relieve the boredom of a carriage ride.
* ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'': one of Arachne's prisoners tries to play when in a yoke and facing a plain wall.
* The members of Dead Cell in ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'' give this game a go while awaiting rescue. Unfortunately they're in a very dark, rather deep, featureless holding cell.
* Pete/R2 tries this in [[http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0693.html this]] ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' strip.
* ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault'' [[http://www.gpf-comics.com/archive/2003/12/02 here]].
* ''Webcomic/HeroOhHero'' [[http://neorice.com/hoh_2 opens with this trope.]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Spacetrawler}}'', [[http://spacetrawler.com/2012/05/20/spacetrawler-229/#comments as Gurf, Pierrot, and Martina are flying towards the G.O.B.]]:
-->'''Gurf:''' I spy, with my little eye, something small white and tinkly.
-->'''Pierrot:''' ''[not remotely amused]'' A star.
-->'''Gurf:''' Nope! That one's a ''planet''.
-->'''Pierrot:''' Joy.
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26th Jun '17 1:31:51 AM foxley
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* ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'': In ''[[BigFinishDoctorWhoFDAS1E3TheWrathOfTheIceni The Wrath of the Iceni]]'', the Fourth Doctor plays I Spy with Bragnar while they are help prisoner. However, because he is trussed up and lying flat on his back, the only thing he can see is the roof...

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* ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'': In ''[[BigFinishDoctorWhoFDAS1E3TheWrathOfTheIceni ''[[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoFDAS1E3TheWrathOfTheIceni The Wrath of the Iceni]]'', the Fourth Doctor plays I Spy with Bragnar while they are help prisoner. However, because he is trussed up and lying flat on his back, the only thing he can see is the roof...
26th Jun '17 1:31:01 AM foxley
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* ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'': In ''[[BigFinishDoctorWhoFDAS1E3TheWrathOfTheIceni The Wrath of the Iceni]]'', the Fourth Doctor plays I Spy with Bragnar while they are help prisoner. However, because he is trussed up and lying flat on his back, the only thing he can see is the roof...
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16th May '17 8:07:21 PM ElodieHiras
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** Which is a GeniusBonus, as "jeep" is a phonetic rendition of GP, which means Government Purpose or General Purpose, the official designation of the jeep.
10th Apr '17 6:47:01 PM nombretomado
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* In the English dub of episode 30 of ''ShamanKing'', Rio and Horohoro play I Spy whist Lyserg leads the gang through the desert.

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* In the English dub of episode 30 of ''ShamanKing'', ''Anime/ShamanKing'', Rio and Horohoro play I Spy whist Lyserg leads the gang through the desert.
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