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6th Dec '16 4:56:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* All five movies in the ''Film/MissionImpossibleFilmSeries'' follow the TV show in using this. First movie has a regular film tape[[note]]In a slight subversion from the way it's now expected to play out, the film tape itself burns quickly and soundlessly, just creating some smoke, that the spy then conceals by lighting a cigarette[[/note]], [[Film/MissionImpossibleII second movie]] has self-destructing VR Ray-bans, [[Film/MissionImpossibleIII the third]] has a camera with a player inside. The [[Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol fourth movie]] uses a self-parodying MythologyGag: the fancy touchscreen with the mission description is hidden in an obsolete Moscow payphone, and doesn't explode on the first try [[PercussiveMaintenance until Ethan thumps it]]. The [[Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation fifth movie]] is a [[MythologyGag vinyl disk and record player]], [[spoiler:which is also a trap set up by the BigBad. The "smoke" is sleeping gas that knocks out Ethan while he's locked in a soundproof booth.]]

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* All five movies in the ''Film/MissionImpossibleFilmSeries'' follow the TV show in using this. [[Film/MissionImpossible First movie movie]] has a regular film tape[[note]]In a slight subversion from the way it's now expected to play out, the film tape itself burns quickly and soundlessly, just creating some smoke, that the spy then conceals by lighting a cigarette[[/note]], [[Film/MissionImpossibleII second movie]] has self-destructing VR Ray-bans, [[Film/MissionImpossibleIII the third]] has a camera with a player inside. The [[Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol fourth movie]] uses a self-parodying MythologyGag: the fancy touchscreen with the mission description is hidden in an obsolete Moscow payphone, and doesn't explode on the first try [[PercussiveMaintenance until Ethan thumps it]]. The [[Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation fifth movie]] is a [[MythologyGag vinyl disk and record player]], [[spoiler:which is also a trap set up by the BigBad. The "smoke" is sleeping gas that knocks out Ethan while he's locked in a soundproof booth.]]
6th Dec '16 4:56:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* All five ''Film/MissionImpossible'' films follow the TV show in using this. First movie has a regular film tape[[note]]In a slight subversion from the way it's now expected to play out, the film tape itself burns quickly and soundlessly, just creating some smoke, that the spy then conceals by lighting a cigarette[[/note]], [[Film/MissionImpossibleII second movie]] has self-destructing VR Ray-bans, [[Film/MissionImpossibleIII the third]] has a camera with a player inside. The [[Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol fourth movie]] uses a self-parodying MythologyGag: the fancy touchscreen with the mission description is hidden in an obsolete Moscow payphone, and doesn't explode on the first try [[PercussiveMaintenance until Ethan thumps it]]. The [[Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation fifth movie]] is a [[MythologyGag vinyl disk and record player]], [[spoiler:which is also a trap set up by the BigBad. The "smoke" is sleeping gas that knocks out Ethan while he's locked in a soundproof booth.]]

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* All five ''Film/MissionImpossible'' films movies in the ''Film/MissionImpossibleFilmSeries'' follow the TV show in using this. First movie has a regular film tape[[note]]In a slight subversion from the way it's now expected to play out, the film tape itself burns quickly and soundlessly, just creating some smoke, that the spy then conceals by lighting a cigarette[[/note]], [[Film/MissionImpossibleII second movie]] has self-destructing VR Ray-bans, [[Film/MissionImpossibleIII the third]] has a camera with a player inside. The [[Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol fourth movie]] uses a self-parodying MythologyGag: the fancy touchscreen with the mission description is hidden in an obsolete Moscow payphone, and doesn't explode on the first try [[PercussiveMaintenance until Ethan thumps it]]. The [[Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation fifth movie]] is a [[MythologyGag vinyl disk and record player]], [[spoiler:which is also a trap set up by the BigBad. The "smoke" is sleeping gas that knocks out Ethan while he's locked in a soundproof booth.]]
25th Nov '16 4:55:40 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* Snapchat is an app that works like this. Texts, videos, and pictures sent by the app are deleted ten seconds after they are read, popularizing the trend of adding message self-destruct to messenger apps.

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* Snapchat is an app that works like this. Texts, videos, and pictures sent by the app are deleted ten seconds after they are read, popularizing the trend of adding message self-destruct to messenger apps. Whether this is actually secure and really keeps messages safe is a very controversial issue, but at least it prevents others from seeing your old messages simply by looking over your shoulder.
20th Nov '16 2:27:17 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Website/{{Snapchat}} is an app that works like this. Texts, videos, and pictures sent by the app are deleted ten seconds after they are read.

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* Website/{{Snapchat}} Snapchat is an app that works like this. Texts, videos, and pictures sent by the app are deleted ten seconds after they are read.read, popularizing the trend of adding message self-destruct to messenger apps.
2nd Oct '16 8:22:51 AM JackG
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* In the first of the ''Series/MurderRooms'' series, a DiabolicalMastermind leaves a taunting message written in a pile of sand used to bury Doyle's LoveInterest, ensuring that our heroes will destroy the evidence while retrieving the body.

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* ''Series/MurderRooms''. In the first of pilot movie, the ''Series/MurderRooms'' series, a DiabolicalMastermind leaves a taunting message written in a pile of sand used to bury Doyle's LoveInterest, ensuring that our heroes will destroy the evidence while retrieving the body.
2nd Oct '16 8:21:46 AM JackG
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* In the first of the ''Series/MurderRooms'' series, a DiabolicalMastermind leaves a taunting message written in a pile of sand used to bury Doyle's LoveInterest, ensuring that our heroes will destroy the evidence while retrieving the body.
2nd Oct '16 8:14:36 AM JackG
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* In a ''Literature/PhoenixForce'' novel, the FiveManBand leave a taped message for the people chasing them, which concludes: "Have you guys ever watched a show called ''Series/MissionImpossible''?" Five seconds later the tape player explodes [[BoobyTrap killing several of the bad guys]].

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* In a ''Literature/PhoenixForce'' ''[[Literature/TheExecutioner Phoenix Force]]'' novel, the FiveManBand leave a taped message for the people chasing them, which concludes: "Have you guys ever watched a show called ''Series/MissionImpossible''?" Five seconds later the tape player explodes [[BoobyTrap killing several of the bad guys]].



* ''Series/GetSmart''. Max goes to a coin locker where a taped message from the Chief is waiting, then opens [[RuleOfFunny two other lockers for the speakers]]. After getting his briefing, the Chief announces that the tape will destruct in five seconds. [[TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat Maybe six...]] The explosion destroys everything except the tape, which [[ItWontTurnOff refuses to stop playing]] after Max's repeated attempts to destroy it. In the end Max has to tuck the bulky tape player under his coat and walk off with it.

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* ''Series/GetSmart''. In "The Impossible Mission", Max goes to a coin locker where a taped message from the Chief is waiting, then opens [[RuleOfFunny two other lockers for the speakers]]. After getting his briefing, the Chief announces that the tape will destruct in five seconds. [[TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat Maybe six...]] The explosion destroys everything except the tape, which [[ItWontTurnOff refuses to stop playing]] after Max's repeated attempts to destroy it. In the end Max has to tuck the bulky tape player under his coat and walk off with it.
19th May '16 6:05:53 PM Mooncalf
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* In the comparatively less-known manga story ''Wasted Minds'' by RumikoTakahashi, the villains at one point get their instructions from their boss on a malfunctioning TV (because they dug it out of a garbage dump, being too cheap to buy one). At the end, they're told that "This TV will now self-destruct." One of the villains remarks, "Like it hasn't already?!"
* ''UruseiYatsura'': After her less-than-pleasant new encounter with her childhood friend, Ran, Lum is approached by a small Ran doll who tells her that Ran is sorry for everything and wants to meet and make up so they can be friends again. It then ends the message with "I will now self-destruct" and explodes. In Lum's face. To absolutely nobody's surprise, Ran isn't really interested in being friends after all.
6th May '16 9:05:33 PM WaywardTyphoon7
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!!Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to read these examples.
12th Feb '16 8:31:08 AM Prfnoff
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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' has two explosions in the "Penguin on the television" sketch, the first of which fits the trope: A radio presenter ends his speech with "And now, Radio Four will explode." Cue the receiver exploding.

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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' has two explosions in In ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', after "The Death of Mary, Queen of Scots," the "Penguin on the television" sketch, the first of which fits the trope: A radio presenter ends his speech with says, "And now, Radio Four will explode." Cue The radio music starts up once again, and then the receiver exploding.explodes.
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