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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.
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.
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