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20th Nov '16 8:44:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* "Behind the Glory of the Heroes", a StarFleetBattles short story in ''Nexus'' magazine #6. A female Starfleet officer monitoring a sensor console in a battle station is so bored that she starts daydreaming. She comes out of it when a star winks on her console, indicating that there's a ship approaching. She calls in the Officer of the Deck and together they determine that there are ''four'' Romulan ships approaching using their cloaking devices, preparing to attack.

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* "Behind the Glory of the Heroes", a StarFleetBattles TabletopGame/StarFleetBattles short story in ''Nexus'' magazine #6. A female Starfleet officer monitoring a sensor console in a battle station is so bored that she starts daydreaming. She comes out of it when a star winks on her console, indicating that there's a ship approaching. She calls in the Officer of the Deck and together they determine that there are ''four'' Romulan ships approaching using their cloaking devices, preparing to attack.
22nd Oct '16 11:38:51 PM rwe1138
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* Springfield Nuclear Power Plant in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is known for its lax security among other things. In an early whole episode flashback, Homer simply walks past security and demanding to get hired in the plant.

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* Springfield Nuclear Power Plant in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is known for its lax security among other things. In an early whole episode flashback, Homer simply walks past security and demanding demands to get hired in the plant.
17th Aug '16 9:28:03 AM ElodieHiras
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* InvokedTrope in ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'' Urban Arcana by the Tecno Mage: The techno mage can cast spells through electrical wiring. Cast a Sleep Spell on that security camera to affect the security guard at the security station, and the guard watching the cams falls asleep.
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13th Aug '16 9:40:28 PM manepony101
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* Springfield Nuclear Power Plant in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', is known for its lax security among other things. In an early whole episode flashback, Homer simply walks past security and demanding to get hired in the plant.

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* Springfield Nuclear Power Plant in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is known for its lax security among other things. In an early whole episode flashback, Homer simply walks past security and demanding to get hired in the plant.
13th Aug '16 9:39:50 PM manepony101
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* Springfield Nuclear Power Plant in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', is known for its lax security among other things. In an early whole episode flashback, Homer simply walks past security and demanding to get hired in the plant.
6th Aug '16 2:42:38 PM Jacob175
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* In the anime version of ''Manga/RaveMaster'', the episode after Haru defeats Lance opens with Musica in the middle of a robbery. Since the guards are too busy watching TV, he and his gang easily leaves them BoundAndGagged while they investigate for the Silver Ray.


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* This started off the plot of one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow''. Daffy, working as a security guard, fell asleep on the job the one night a robber broke in. [[RealityEnsues This got him fired]], and the rest of the episode is about how his lack of work leads to him getting thrown out by Bugs.
* Invoked in ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'', when XR encourages Booster to do this when they're stuck on monitor duty while Buzz and Mira are away on a mission on Zurg's planet. They do spring into action when the monitor reports Buzz and Mira's vital signs have gone flat.
6th Aug '16 10:51:22 AM Generality
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* In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', Tony Stark calls out a SHIELD MissionControl op for playing ''Galaga'' while on duty. The guy goes right back to playing the game after Tony leaves.

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* In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'', Tony Stark calls out a SHIELD MissionControl op for playing ''Galaga'' ''VideoGame/{{Galaga}}'' while on duty. The guy goes right back to playing the game after Tony leaves.
11th Jul '16 3:56:53 AM JackG
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* Though averted earlier in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', once Syndrome leaves to carry out his EvilPlan, his mooks are seen enjoying the havoc being inflicted by the giant robot on live television, instead of watching the security monitors showing that the Parr family have escaped their confinement.

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* Though averted earlier in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', once Syndrome leaves to carry out his EvilPlan, EvilPlan his mooks are seen enjoying the havoc being inflicted by the giant robot on live television, instead of watching the security monitors showing that the Parr family have escaped their confinement.
11th Jul '16 3:56:27 AM JackG
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* Though averted earlier in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'', once Syndrome leaves to carry out his EvilPlan, his mooks are seen enjoying the havoc being inflicted by the giant robot on live television, instead of watching the security monitors showing that the Parr family have escaped their confinement.
29th Jun '16 1:05:47 PM nielas
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* In ''Series/StanLeesLuckyMan'' Harry is escaping from [[spoiler: the prison]] when he realizes that he has jumped right in front of a security camera. However, Harry is supernaturally lucky so the guard watching the security monitors is slacking off and does not actually look at them until Harry run out of the camera's view.
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