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8th Oct '17 9:00:21 AM nombretomado
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* ''TheRing''. Rachel is racing to warn Noah that Samara has not been put to rest and is after him. When she arrives at his apartment she tries to use the elevator, but gets frustrated by the delay and runs up the stairs instead.
* In ''TheBluesBrothers'', the brothers take the elevator up to the floor the Assessor's office is on, then disable the one elevator they came up in. The combined might of the Chicago Police, SWAT, National Guard, etc. try to follow up the elevator, but after waiting a few seconds they decide to charge up the stairway instead.

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* ''TheRing''.''Film/TheRing''. Rachel is racing to warn Noah that Samara has not been put to rest and is after him. When she arrives at his apartment she tries to use the elevator, but gets frustrated by the delay and runs up the stairs instead.
* In ''TheBluesBrothers'', ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'', the brothers take the elevator up to the floor the Assessor's office is on, then disable the one elevator they came up in. The combined might of the Chicago Police, SWAT, National Guard, etc. try to follow up the elevator, but after waiting a few seconds they decide to charge up the stairway instead.



* ''RatRace'': After Donald Sinclair has told the characters the rules of the race, all of them claim that they're not going to participate, and then each makes an excuse to take the stairs instead of waiting for the elevator, hoping to get a head start on the rest.

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* ''RatRace'': ''Film/RatRace'': After Donald Sinclair has told the characters the rules of the race, all of them claim that they're not going to participate, and then each makes an excuse to take the stairs instead of waiting for the elevator, hoping to get a head start on the rest.
27th Sep '17 3:43:25 AM CrazyLegs2
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* ''RatRace'': After Donald Sinclair has told the characters the rules of the race, all of them claim that they're not going to participate, and then each makes an excuse to take the stairs instead of waiting for the elevator, hoping to get a head start on the rest.
8th Sep '17 8:06:36 PM Sammettik
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* Played Straight for [[RuleOfFunny comedy]] in an episode WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog. Courage pulls off an elaborate scene to escape from Dr. Zalost only for the doctor to immediately catch him once he reaches the top floor of the tower. To make the scene even more hilarious, Zalost somehow found the time to get some ice cream on the way!

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* Played Straight for [[RuleOfFunny comedy]] in an episode WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog.''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog''. Courage pulls off an elaborate scene to escape from Dr. Zalost only for the doctor to immediately catch him once he reaches the top floor of the tower. To make the scene even more hilarious, Zalost somehow found the time to get some ice cream on the way!
15th Apr '17 9:11:30 AM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries,'' the Clock King pulls a heist using a device that accelerates time for him to the point of the rest of the world effectively being at a complete stand-still. As the goods he's after are on an upper floor, he hits the elevator button...then remembers that it's just as temporally frozen to him as everything else and opts for the stairs.

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* In an episode of ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries,'' ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries,'' the Clock King pulls a heist using a device that accelerates time for him to the point of the rest of the world effectively being at a complete stand-still. As the goods he's after are on an upper floor, he hits the elevator button...then remembers that it's just as temporally frozen to him as everything else and opts for the stairs.
11th Apr '17 8:16:52 AM DocJamore
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* Played Straight for [[RuleOfFunny comedy]] in an episode WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog. Courage pulls off an elaborate scene to escape from Dr. Zalost only for the doctor to immediately catch him once he reaches the top floor of the tower. To make the scene even more hilarious, Zalost somehow found the time to get some ice cream on the way!
--> '''Dr. Zalost''' Why didn't you take the stairs? It's much faster.
9th Apr '17 1:18:48 AM WillRennar
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* In an episode of ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries,'' the Clock King pulls a heist using a device that accelerates time for him to the point of the rest of the world effectively being at a complete stand-still. As the goods he's after are on an upper floor, he hits the elevator button...then remembers that it's just as temporally frozen to him as everything else and opts for the stairs.
21st Nov '16 9:23:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''HumanTarget'': Played Straight. Ames takes the stairs when she realizes Winston is on to her. It doesn't work out for her, though.

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* ''HumanTarget'': ''Series/HumanTarget'': Played Straight. Ames takes the stairs when she realizes Winston is on to her. It doesn't work out for her, though.
6th Apr '16 7:13:37 AM JackG
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. In "Dead Reckoning", John Reese (wearing a bomb vest that's counting down to zero) is trapped on a MissingFloor only accessible via a code-locked elevator. Detective Carter and Fusco take the fire exit up to him. It's on the 21st floor, which doesn't make Fusco happy.
10th Mar '16 7:51:46 AM Paranoia
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* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': In an effort to delay Sterling, who's taking the elevator, Nate runs up the stairs and pushes all the elevator call buttons, causing Sterling's elevator to stop at every floor.

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* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': In an effort to delay Sterling, who's taking the elevator, Nate runs up the stairs and pushes all the elevator call buttons, causing Sterling's elevator to stop at every floor. He's more and more winded at each floor, beating the elevator by narrower and narrower margins, until on the very last floor he's totally out of energy and has to just slump against the wall just out of eye-line as the elevator doors open
17th Oct '15 7:49:09 PM nombretomado
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* Zig-zag: In the PorkyPig cartoon "Porky's Hotel" (Clampett, 1939), Porky carts a guest's luggage to an elevator. He presses the "up" button, and when the doors open, it displays a flight of stairs.

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* Zig-zag: In the PorkyPig WesternAnimation/PorkyPig cartoon "Porky's Hotel" (Clampett, 1939), Porky carts a guest's luggage to an elevator. He presses the "up" button, and when the doors open, it displays a flight of stairs.
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