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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.
5th Apr '15 7:14:52 PM nombretomado
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* An extreme example in ''DrawnTogether'': events in the episode had left Captain Hero a quadriplegic. At one point he has to ascend a ludicrously long flight of stairs in his wheelchair. Just a moment after he finally reaches the top, his housemates arrive by elevator.

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* An extreme example in ''DrawnTogether'': ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'': events in the episode had left Captain Hero a quadriplegic. At one point he has to ascend a ludicrously long flight of stairs in his wheelchair. Just a moment after he finally reaches the top, his housemates arrive by elevator.
16th Mar '15 2:01:14 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in the ''{{Futurama}}'' episode "Less than Hero", in which Leela descends a set of stairs faster than Fry can ''fall'' the same distance. (Since she and Fry, in this episode, can run at super-speed, but not fly, this might even be justified.)

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* Parodied in the ''{{Futurama}}'' ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' episode "Less than Hero", in which Leela descends a set of stairs faster than Fry can ''fall'' the same distance. (Since she and Fry, in this episode, can run at super-speed, but not fly, this might even be justified.)
22nd Nov '14 6:42:11 AM CBCook55
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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.
31st Oct '14 6:56:10 AM drebert
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** However, it seems most people will use the elevator if one exists, whether or not it makes sense.
26th Sep '14 10:33:31 AM SteveMB
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* Averted in some buildings where, for reasons of security, the doors from the stairwell to the upper floors are one-way locked -- the stairs can be used to exit the building, but not to travel between floors.
5th Jul '14 5:06:23 AM eroock
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->''"#91. In just about any horror situation, use the stairs. Elevators have too many fun buttons and cables for killers and creatures of all shapes and sizes to play with."''
--> -- ''[[http://monsterlibrarian.com/horrorsurvive.htm Horror Survival Guide]]''
11th Mar '14 3:39:18 AM Sabrewing
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* Nearly happens in ''Film/{{Aliens}}''. Ripley, carrying Newt, races back towards the sub-basement's elevators and frantically hits the buttons for both, with the Alien Queen in hot pursuit. Increasingly desperate, she slings Newt onto her shoulders and starts to climb a nearby ladder, only for the first elevator to finally touch down; they promptly board it instead. [[spoiler:The Queen, naturally, ends up taking the second elevator.]]
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