History Main / ThisIsNotADrill

20th Mar '16 5:36:41 PM nombretomado
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* Spoofed in the ''AngryBeavers'' Halloween special, where a general scrambling the troops goes "This is not a drill! Repeat, this is not a drill! If it was a drill, I'd be telling you it was, but it's not!"
* ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', when firing the [[WaveMotionGun Binary Fusion Generator]].

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* Spoofed in the ''AngryBeavers'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' Halloween special, where a general scrambling the troops goes "This is not a drill! Repeat, this is not a drill! If it was a drill, I'd be telling you it was, but it's not!"
* ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', when firing the [[WaveMotionGun Binary Fusion Generator]].
26th Feb '16 8:39:14 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/TheAvengers'': This phrase blares over speakers as the Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S. faculty is being evacuated due to the Tesseract "misbehaving".

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* ''Film/TheAvengers'': ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'': This phrase blares over speakers as the Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S. faculty is being evacuated due to the Tesseract "misbehaving".
8th Dec '15 5:41:22 AM AFP
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** The classic historical example of its use is in the alarm bulletin sent out by telegraph on December 7, 1941: "AIR RAID PEARL HARBOR [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Harbor_attack#cite_note-96 THIS IS NOT DRILL]]".

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** The classic historical example of its use is in the alarm bulletin sent out by telegraph on December 7, 1941: "AIR RAID "[[ThisMeansWar AIR RAID]] [[WorldWarII PEARL HARBOR HARBOR]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_Harbor_attack#cite_note-96 THIS IS NOT DRILL]]".
19th Nov '15 7:53:21 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Played with in ''Series/TheWestWing''; after an assassination attempt, President Bartlet has been wounded and is being rushed to a nearby civilian hospital. A nurse answers the red alert phone and asks if it's a drill. Although Bartlet's Secret Service bodyguard replies in the negative, it doesn't really register, and the nurse spends a few minutes griping that it's not really a very good time for a drill. Then she sees the unmarked black cars screaming into the emergency bay with sirens blaring and Secret Service agents spilling out, [[OhCrap and it registers]].
2nd Oct '15 4:39:36 PM nombretomado
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* Near the end of ''PajamaSam 2: Thunder and Lightning aren't so Frightening'' after all the critical machines are fixed. Thunder makes this announcement with a siren in accompaniment: "Attention, all personnel! The President is arriving. This is not a drill."

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* Near the end of ''PajamaSam ''VideoGame/PajamaSam 2: Thunder and Lightning aren't so Frightening'' after all the critical machines are fixed. Thunder makes this announcement with a siren in accompaniment: "Attention, all personnel! The President is arriving. This is not a drill."
17th Sep '15 9:20:14 AM Sonic5421
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-->'''''West Virginia'' PA system''': [[PrecisionFStrike This is no shit!]] [[OhCrap They just sunk the]] ''Arizona! General quarters! All hands man your battle stations! This is no damn drill!''

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-->'''''West -->'''''USS West Virginia'' PA system''': [[PrecisionFStrike This is no shit!]] [[OhCrap They just sunk the]] ''Arizona! ''Arizona''! General quarters! All hands man your battle stations! This ''This is no damn drill!''
17th Sep '15 9:17:53 AM Sonic5421
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--> Rebel Alliance Commander: "The hanger is under fire! This is not a drill!"

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--> Rebel '''Rebel Alliance Commander: Commander:''' "The hanger hangar is under fire! This is not a drill!"
17th Sep '15 9:16:24 AM Sonic5421
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* Every space battle fought with the clones in ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront 2'' has this trope being yelled out by a voice while you are in the hangar.

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* Every space battle fought with the clones or rebels in ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront 2'' has this trope being yelled out by a voice while you are in the hangar.hangar.
--> Rebel Alliance Commander: "The hanger is under fire! This is not a drill!"
26th Aug '15 9:36:03 AM Willbyr
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* The ''GhostInTheShell'' anime does this properly, when a chopper pilot dies during a training exercise, the dispatcher announces "This is not a drill" before giving the order to withdraw.

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* The ''GhostInTheShell'' anime ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' does this properly, when a chopper pilot dies during a training exercise, the dispatcher announces "This is not a drill" before giving the order to withdraw.
17th Jul '15 7:23:41 PM Dingbot
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On modern warships, drills are conducted frequently to prepare the crew for some emergency situation or another. Typically an announcement is given throughout the ship before starting the drill (something like: "the ship is entering a training environment..." or "This is a drill, this is a drill!") so that no one actually takes any actions which would be appropriate in an emergency but harmful otherwise. For example: Triggering the engine room's Halon flood if there is not an actual engine fire. This would: 1) Mightily piss off everyone who works there, 2) Risk their deaths by suffocation if they can't get their emergency oxygen gear on in time, and 3) cost a whole heckuvalot to replace the Halon and emergency oxygen gear. Thus, if a real emergency occurs while a drill is being carried out, the announcement "Actual casualty!" or "This is not a drill!" will be given to alert everyone.

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On modern warships, drills are conducted frequently to prepare the crew for some emergency situation or another. Typically an announcement is given throughout the ship before starting the drill (something like: "the ship is entering a training environment..." or "This is a drill, this is a drill!") so that no one actually takes any actions which would be appropriate in an emergency but harmful otherwise. For example: Triggering the engine room's Halon flood if there is not an actual engine fire. This would: 1) Mightily mightily piss off everyone who works there, 2) Risk risk their deaths by suffocation if they can't get their emergency oxygen gear on in time, and 3) cost a whole heckuvalot to replace the Halon and emergency oxygen gear. Thus, if a real emergency occurs while a drill is being carried out, the announcement "Actual casualty!" or "This is not a drill!" will be given to alert everyone.
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