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19th May '16 8:23:25 PM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''. When the team goes after the library ghost Egon Spengler has a meter that reads PKE (Psycho Kinetic Energy) valences, which are apparently given off by ghosts. It's the one that has the "arms" go up when the PKE increases. When Venkmann goes into Dana's apartment, he brings an odd meter of some sort with a long pole that sucks in air, with a hand-pump. When Dana asks him about it, he only says that it's one of their "little toys". It's based on a real-life device called a "Bacharach Chemical Sniffer", once used to check for gas leaks and other things. One ''could'', in theory, use it to find evidence of a haunting (vapor trails and such), but con-man Venkman is only trying to look like he knows what he's doing.
* The movie ''ThatThingYouDo'' has an applause-o-meter that determines the winner of a band contest.
* In ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', the FLDSMDFR has a dangeometer to warn Flint if the food is going to over-mutate.

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''. ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''. When the team goes after the library ghost ghost, Egon Spengler has a meter that reads PKE (Psycho Kinetic Energy) valences, which are apparently given off by ghosts. It's the one that has the "arms" go up when the PKE increases. When Venkmann goes into Dana's apartment, he brings an odd meter of some sort with a long pole that sucks in air, with a hand-pump. When Dana asks him about it, he only says that it's one of their "little toys". It's based on a real-life device called a "Bacharach Chemical Sniffer", once used to check for gas leaks and other things. One ''could'', in theory, use it to find evidence of a haunting (vapor trails and such), but con-man Venkman is only trying to look like he knows what he's doing.
* The movie ''ThatThingYouDo'' ''Film/ThatThingYouDo'' has an applause-o-meter that determines the winner of a band contest.
* In ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', the FLDSMDFR has a dangeometer to warn Flint if the food is going to over-mutate.
13th May '16 2:34:33 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* In ''Film/MenInBlack'', Agent J comments that the Edgar Bug gets a 9 on his "Weird-Shit-O-Meter." Earlier, Agent K uses a small soil analyzer with a row of multicolored lights to determine what kind of alien he's dealing with. ("Green" apparently means "Bug.")

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* In ''Film/MenInBlack'', Agent J comments that the Edgar Bug gets a 9 on his "Weird-Shit-O-Meter." Earlier, Seriously though, Agent K uses a small soil analyzer with a row of multicolored lights to determine what kind of alien he's dealing with. ("Green" apparently means "Bug.")
7th May '16 11:36:30 PM nombretomado
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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' Professor Farnsworth once pulled out a "cool-o-meter" which apparently measured coolness in [[HappyDays MegaFonzies]].

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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' Professor Farnsworth once pulled out a "cool-o-meter" which apparently measured coolness in [[HappyDays [[Series/HappyDays MegaFonzies]].



** When kids enter an audition for a singing contest not affiliated to ''AmericanIdol'' and produced by people who claim to have never heard of American Idol, Krusty uses an applause-o-meter so he won't have to pay attention to the songs.

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** When kids enter an audition for a singing contest not affiliated to ''AmericanIdol'' ''Series/AmericanIdol'' and produced by people who claim to have never heard of American Idol, Krusty uses an applause-o-meter so he won't have to pay attention to the songs.
14th Apr '16 10:32:31 AM Prfnoff
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Not to be confused with any of the meters used in games (like KarmaMeter). Compare ThingOMatic, TheLittleDetecto, EverythingSensor and TwentyPercentMoreAwesome.

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Not to be confused with any of the meters used in games (like KarmaMeter).KarmaMeter and AwesomenessMeter). Compare ThingOMatic, TheLittleDetecto, EverythingSensor and TwentyPercentMoreAwesome.
11th Apr '16 3:05:01 PM CountDorku
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* WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows goes with a "Douche-O-Meter" for Justin Bieber's "Sorry". [[BrokeTheRatingScale It breaks after one lyric. Then, later, it explodes.]]
12th Mar '16 11:16:00 AM nombretomado
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* The CareBears have, of course, the Caring Meter, which monitors how much caring is going around on Earth. In some incarnations, it's the Care-O-Meter and can take more specific readings, such as the amount of caring within a particular individual at the moment.

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* The CareBears Franchise/CareBears have, of course, the Caring Meter, which monitors how much caring is going around on Earth. In some incarnations, it's the Care-O-Meter and can take more specific readings, such as the amount of caring within a particular individual at the moment.
6th Feb '16 11:33:27 PM nombretomado
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* On ''{{Frasier}}'', Niles snarks that the psychic debunker they've invited over will be bringing a "ghost-oh-meter" (hard "o"). Daphne rejoins that it's called a "ghost-ah-meter" (soft "o").

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* On ''{{Frasier}}'', ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Niles snarks that the psychic debunker they've invited over will be bringing a "ghost-oh-meter" (hard "o"). Daphne rejoins that it's called a "ghost-ah-meter" (soft "o").



* ''SavedByTheBell'' had a Love-O-Meter at [[LocalHangout The Max]].

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* ''SavedByTheBell'' ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' had a Love-O-Meter at [[LocalHangout The Max]].
3rd Feb '16 3:35:35 PM Monolaf317
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* There was an interactive Japanese [=IKEA=] Christmas holiday commercial had had this thing called, a "Merry Meter".
5th Jan '16 4:09:22 AM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Professor Frink's Sarcasm Detector.
-->'''Lyndsey Nagle:''' Do I detect a note of sarcasm?\\

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Professor Frink's Sarcasm Detector.
-->'''Lyndsey
Detector from "They Saved Lisa's Brain":
--->'''Lyndsey
Nagle:''' Do I detect a note of sarcasm?\\
11th Nov '15 1:27:47 PM randomsurfer
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* In ''Film/MenInBlack'', Agent J comments that the Edgar Bug gets a 9 on his "Weird-S#!t-O-Meter." Earlier, Agent K uses a small soil analyzer with a row of multicolored lights to determine what kind of alien he's dealing with. ("Green" apparently means "Bug.")

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* In ''Film/MenInBlack'', Agent J comments that the Edgar Bug gets a 9 on his "Weird-S#!t-O-Meter."Weird-Shit-O-Meter." Earlier, Agent K uses a small soil analyzer with a row of multicolored lights to determine what kind of alien he's dealing with. ("Green" apparently means "Bug.")
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