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8th Sep '16 10:18:33 PM Kartoonkid95
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** A late-90s Creator/CartoonNetwork bumper has Shaggy and Scooby falling down one of these, with the flattened staircase revealing CN's checkerboard logo.
23rd May '16 4:25:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WesternAnimation/AlfredJKwak'': When Alfred and Professor Paljas explore an Egyptian pyramid and get lost, they find themselves on a stairwell that suddenly turns into a slide. They manage to hold on thanks to Paljas' cane, but then they hear [[IndyEscape a rumbling sound approaching from above]].
23rd May '16 4:21:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/ThePeopleUnderTheStairs'', the steps from the cellar tilt to form a slide when Fool is fleeing from whatever-it-is that's down there.

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7th Oct '15 12:34:42 AM Sharlee
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* In ''Film/ThePeopleUnderTheStairs'', the steps from the cellar tilt to form a slide when Fool is fleeing from whatever-it-is that's down there.
24th Sep '15 7:58:08 AM erforce
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* One of the recurring obstacles of the "Slippery Climb" level in ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot1996'' are stairs that turn into slides that lead you to the nearest spiked doom.
24th Sep '15 7:32:22 AM jormis29
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** In the final battle of ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'', Hermione turns a staircase in a Hogwarts secret passage into a getaway slide to escape from a pair of Death Eaters. Of course, the Death Eaters simply go sliding down after them, so she turns the tapestry øcovering the entrance at the bottom to stone. CRUNCH.

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** In the final battle of ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'', Hermione turns a staircase in a Hogwarts secret passage into a getaway slide to escape from a pair of Death Eaters. Of course, the Death Eaters simply go sliding down after them, so she turns the tapestry øcovering covering the entrance at the bottom to stone. CRUNCH.
24th Sep '15 7:05:04 AM pi4t
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* One of the two staircases to the balcony of the grand dining hall in ''[[Literature/FightingFantasy Citadel of Chaos]]'' is rigged to do this. If the player tries to use it, they fall and take some nasty damage unless they have a levitation spell to spare.
4th Aug '15 6:31:10 AM StFan
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* Occurs briefly in ''LegoStarWars 2: The Original Trilogy'' ("Escape from Cloud City" level) and ''LegoIndianaJones'' ("Well of Souls" level).
** Actually, ''LegoStarWars'' contains several of these, in the form of slides that the player must turn into stairs (or build stairs on top of) in order to pass

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* Occurs briefly in ''LegoStarWars ''VideoGame/LegoStarWars 2: The Original Trilogy'' ("Escape from Cloud City" level) and ''LegoIndianaJones'' ''VideoGame/LegoIndianaJones'' ("Well of Souls" level).
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level). ''LEGO Star Wars'' contains several of these, in the form of slides that the player must turn into stairs (or build stairs on top of) in order to passpass.
3rd Jul '15 6:45:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Creator/BusterKeaton short "TheHauntedHouse." Appears as a BoobyTrap and in the StairwayToHeaven variant.

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* The Creator/BusterKeaton short "TheHauntedHouse."Film/TheHauntedHouse." Appears as a BoobyTrap and in the StairwayToHeaven variant.



* Near the end of ''The CareBears Movie'', Swift Heart and Bedtime [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDkjWHuX0u0#t=1m55s flip the staircase to slide mode]] to speed up a pair of orphan children and then flip it back to slow down an older boy chasing them.

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* Near the end of ''The CareBears Movie'', ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsMovie'', Swift Heart and Bedtime [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDkjWHuX0u0#t=1m55s flip the staircase to slide mode]] to speed up a pair of orphan children and then flip it back to slow down an older boy chasing them.



* The "Lonesome Ghosts" level of ''MickeyMania'' has a bunch of these.
* ''DragonsLair'' has one of these.

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* The "Lonesome Ghosts" level of ''MickeyMania'' ''VideoGame/MickeyMania'' has a bunch of these.
* ''DragonsLair'' ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'' has one of these.



* MickeyMouse encounters one in a 1933 animated short, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-JlevnccDk "The Mad Doctor."]]
* ''SuperFriends'' (1973) episode "The Baffles Puzzle". Wonder Woman is walking down a staircase leading underground when the stairs fold and she slides to the bottom. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDWQYdHuC6I#t=33m here]].
* Occurred in the ''ScoobyDoo Where Are You!'' episode "Never Ape An Ape Man". Fred has the rest of the gang run up some stairs while the Ape Man chases them. When the gang reaches the top Fred presses a button, the stairs fold down and the Ape Man slides down them and into a trap.
** In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool'', the eponymous school has one for no adequately explained reason.
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* MickeyMouse Mickey Mouse encounters one in a 1933 animated short, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-JlevnccDk "The Mad Doctor."]]
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* ''SuperFriends'' ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends'' (1973) episode "The Baffles Puzzle". Wonder Woman is walking down a staircase leading underground when the stairs fold and she slides to the bottom. Watch it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDWQYdHuC6I#t=33m here]].
* Occurred in the ''ScoobyDoo Where Are You!'' ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' episode "Never Ape An Ape Man". Fred has the rest of the gang run up some stairs while the Ape Man chases them. When the gang reaches the top Fred presses a button, the stairs fold down and the Ape Man slides down them and into a trap.
** * In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheGhoulSchool'', the eponymous school has one for no adequately explained reason.
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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'':
** Played straight in the episode, "Hell is Other Robots", when Fry and Leela are sent down a chute onto a surprise slide.

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''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': Played straight in the episode, "Hell is Other Robots", when Fry and Leela are sent down a chute onto a surprise slide.
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