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23rd Jul '16 5:00:14 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''Film/SupermanIII'', Gus does this with the starter key to his machine after he [[HeelRealization realizes it's about to murder Superman.]] Unfortunately, the machine has a mind of its own and restarts itself.
23rd Jul '16 4:56:33 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* A character in the ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga does this as part of his hereditary Human Vault job. It's one of the many NightmareFuel moments if you think about how he'd have been prepared for the role.
** Mokuba does this as well, hence his Duelist Kingdom kidnapping in the manga (in the anime, he hides the key in his locket instead).

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* ''Manga/YuGiOh''
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A character in the ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga does this as part of his hereditary Human Vault job.job; he can retrieve it easily if he has to. It's one of the many NightmareFuel moments if you think about how he'd have been prepared for the role.
** Mokuba does this as well, hence his Duelist Kingdom kidnapping in the manga (in manga. He claims the Big Five watched him every time he went to the bathroom, hoping it would pass. Eventually, they use an X-ray to scan his stomach and make a copy (why then never considered laxatives isn't clear) but when Yugi defeats Pegasus, this becomes redundant. (In the anime, he hides the key in his locket instead).



* In the DonaldDuck cartoon "Trick or Treat", Don locks away all his Halloween candy and swallows the key. A witch then casts a spell on Donald's feet so that they kick out the key.

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* In the DonaldDuck cartoon "Trick or Treat", Don locks away all his Halloween candy in a closet and swallows the key. A witch then casts a spell on Donald's feet so that they kick out the key. (He then kicks the key under the door of the closet, making the witch angry, and increasing the spell's potency so his feet make him ram the door down.)
10th Jun '16 6:58:15 AM Morgenthaler
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4th Apr '16 1:36:29 AM meanmetalmario
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* ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'': In "Arbor Day", Ami chains herself, Yumi, and Kaz (the latter two were not as willing as she was) to a tree to prevent the bad guy from cutting it down. She then swallows the key to the padlock on the chain, and after the bad guy learns his GreenAesop, she expels it on command by hiccuping.
2nd Apr '16 11:20:54 AM hillo315
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* ''VideoGame/MadFather'': A good portion of the game is trying to evade danger, such as resurrected corpses and dolls, while trying to unlock the next area. At one point, underground, the player must find a key to progress past a door. The key is really easy to find. An undead dog then comes along and decides to swallow it. Then the player must go on a small quest to knock out the dog and cut open its stomach.



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6th Jan '16 2:26:29 PM paul723
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'': In "Doug's Fan Club", Doug imagines locking up Todd and Wesley in a safe right before promptly swallowing the key.
* Dexter in ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' does this in one episode when he discovered Dee Dee went through the secret bookcase entrance to prevent her from ever getting in again. [[DidntThinkThisThrough Little does he know, however, he had also locked himself out of his own lab as well]].
4th Nov '15 4:32:51 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', a man imprisoned on suspicion of desertion will offer you the key to a chest in exchange for food and water. When you ask why they didn't find it when he was arrested, he explains that he swallowed it, "but it's, uh...come back into my possession since then, so to speak."
22nd Oct '15 12:48:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* One of Papa Morté's goons in ''{{Shadowman}}: 2econd Coming'' swallows the key to the Wild at Heart to keep Mike confined in the bar for what they hoped would be an easy hit job. Too bad for them, Mike quickly dispatches all the goons and simply retrieves the key from their splattered remains.

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* One of Papa Morté's goons in ''{{Shadowman}}: ''VideoGame/{{Shadowman}}: 2econd Coming'' swallows the key to the Wild at Heart to keep Mike confined in the bar for what they hoped would be an easy hit job. Too bad for them, Mike quickly dispatches all the goons and simply retrieves the key from their splattered remains.
17th Jul '15 12:30:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Mickey and the Beanstalk'' segment of ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree'', the giant attempts to swallow the key when locking Goofy and Donald in a chest, but decides to put it in his pocket which Mickey soon retrieves.



* In ''Mickey and the Beanstalk'' segment of ''Disney/FunAndFancyFree'', the giant attempts to swallow the key when locking Goofy and Donald in a chest, but decides to put it in his pocket which Mickey soon retrieves.
17th Jul '15 12:30:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Kiss Me Deadly'', a woman with information the bad guys want is killed, but she leaves a hint with Mike Hammer that reveals she'd swallowed a key to finding the MacGuffin of the movie.

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* In ''Kiss Me Deadly'', ''Film/KissMeDeadly'', a woman with information the bad guys want is killed, but she leaves a hint with Mike Hammer that reveals she'd swallowed a key to finding the MacGuffin of the movie.



* In ''WorldWar'', due to the Lizards not understanding English expressions too well, they threaten to throw Rance into prison and "eat the key".

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* In ''WorldWar'', ''Literature/WorldWar'', due to the Lizards not understanding English expressions too well, they threaten to throw Rance into prison and "eat the key".



* ''TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'': In one episode Mr. Blanket, the school's insane Guidance Counselor, handcuffs Moseby and Zack together and swallows the key.
* The televised ''{{Zorro}}'' with Duncan Regehr twisted this -- at the end of one episode, he chained up the alcade in the town square and forced the alcade to swallow the key.
* Played with in ''TheMightyBoosh'': in the episode "Jungle", Bob Fossil eats a key, slowly biting bits off it and chewing them.

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* ''TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'': ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'': In one episode Mr. Blanket, the school's insane Guidance Counselor, handcuffs Moseby and Zack together and swallows the key.
* The televised ''{{Zorro}}'' ''Series/{{Zorro}}'' with Duncan Regehr twisted this -- at the end of one episode, he chained up the alcade in the town square and forced the alcade to swallow the key.
* Played with in ''TheMightyBoosh'': ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'': in the episode "Jungle", Bob Fossil eats a key, slowly biting bits off it and chewing them.



* Done accidentally in ''{{Coupling}}'', when Jeff Murdock holds the key to his girlfriend's handcuffs in his mouth and then does his best Darth Vader impression. He spends the episode trying to find a way to get it out before she realizes what's gone wrong.

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* Done accidentally in ''{{Coupling}}'', ''Series/{{Coupling}}'', when Jeff Murdock holds the key to his girlfriend's handcuffs in his mouth and then does his best Darth Vader impression. He spends the episode trying to find a way to get it out before she realizes what's gone wrong.



* Played with in an episode of ThirtyRock, when Liz mimes locking her mouth and then swallowing the key. Jack then points out that that makes no sense.

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* Played with in an episode of ThirtyRock, ''Series/ThirtyRock'', when Liz mimes locking her mouth and then swallowing the key. Jack then points out that that makes no sense.



* ''TazMania'': Taz does this after he has cornered Francis X. Bushlad (who is disguised as an attractive female Tasmanian devil) in "A Young Taz's Fancy".

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* ''TazMania'': ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'': Taz does this after he has cornered Francis X. Bushlad (who is disguised as an attractive female Tasmanian devil) in "A Young Taz's Fancy".
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