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7th Apr '18 9:28:19 PM Kotomikun
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* At one point WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'s Fry gains mind reading powers. He quickly makes himself a tin foil hat to block out other people's thoughts and to keep other telepaths from reading his mind.

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* At one point WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'s In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie "Into The Wild Green Yonder," Fry gains mind reading powers. He quickly makes himself powers, and immediately gets [[PowerIncontinence bombarded with brain-chatter from everyone around him]]. A member of a secret society of mind-readers teaches him to wear a tin foil hat to block out other people's thoughts thoughts, and to keep other telepaths from reading his mind.
19th Mar '18 7:40:40 PM PaulA
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* In ''VideoGame/TheDarksideDetective'', one of Dooley's conspiracy theorist colleagues believes that wearing a tinfoil hat will help keep the Man from tracking him down.


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19th Mar '18 12:33:51 AM GentlemanTwain
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* Psychonauts features a character named Dogen Boole who is seen regularly wearing a tin foil hat. When asked about his hat he will explain that he wears it so he doesn't accidentally blow anyone's head up with his incredible psychic powers.
18th Mar '18 11:48:21 PM GentlemanTwain
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* A variation on this trope is used in the film ''Film/ConspiracyTheories''. In it the main character lines walls of his house with tin foil to block out government surveillance tools. [[spoiler: However this, (like many conspiracies in the film) are subverted and proven right. It's revealed that government tools struggle to penetrate his aluminum defenses.]]



* A variation on this trope is used in the film ''Film/ConspiracyTheories''. In it the main character lines walls of his house with tin foil to block out government surveillance tools. [[spoiler: However this, (like many conspiracies in the film) are subverted and proven right. It's revealed that government tools struggle to penetrate his aluminum defenses.]]
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* A variation on this trope is used in the film ''Film/ConspiracyTheories''. In it the main character lines walls of his house with tin foil to block out government surveillance tools. [[spoiler: However this, (like many conspiracies in the film) are subverted and proven right. It's revealed that government tools struggle to penetrate his aluminum defenses.]]
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* Psychonauts features a character named Dogen Boole who is seen regularly wearing a tin foil hat. When asked about his hat he will explain that he wears it so he doesn't accidentally blow anyone's head up with his incredible psychic powers.



* Psychonauts features a character named Dogen Boole who is seen regularly wearing a tin foil hat. When asked about his hat he will explain that he wears it so he doesn't accidentally blow anyone's head up with his incredible psychic powers.
18th Mar '18 11:46:55 PM GentlemanTwain
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* A variation on this trope is used in the film ''Film/ConspiracyTheories''. In it the main character lines walls of his house with tin foil to block out government surveillance tools. [[spoiler: However this, (like many conspiracies in the film) are subverted and proven right. It's revealed that government tools struggle to penetrate his aluminum defenses.]]
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* Psychonauts features a character named Dogen Boole who is seen regularly wearing a tin foil hat. When asked about his hat he will explain that he wears it so he doesn't accidentally blow anyone's head up with his incredible psychic powers.
18th Mar '18 11:28:09 PM GentlemanTwain
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* A variation on this trope is used in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. In the episode "The Last Mabel Corn" it is revealed that Uncle Ford has lined his skull with metal to prevent the series antagonist Bill Cipher from possessing him or entering his mind without realizing it.
16th Mar '18 4:42:02 PM nombretomado
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* A guy wearing a tinfoil hat is the symbol of the WildMassGuessing section of ThisVeryWiki.

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* A guy wearing a tinfoil hat is the symbol of the WildMassGuessing section of ThisVeryWiki.Wiki/ThisVeryWiki.
2nd Mar '18 2:34:35 AM draeroz88
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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's "Foil" (which provides the trope picture and is a parody of "Royals" by Music/{{Lorde}}) has Al claim to have cracked the code on conspiracy staples such as TheIlluminati, {{Black Helicopter}}s, the MoonLandingHoax, and more, which is why he crafted a handy hat from foil, to protect himself from alien AnalProbing and mind reading. It doesn't do him much good, because TheMenInBlack just tranquilize him and drag him away. The music video ends with the director (played by Creator/PattonOswalt) turning into a [[TheReptilians lizard person]].

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* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's "Foil" (which provides the trope picture and is a parody of "Royals" by Music/{{Lorde}}) has Al claim to have cracked the code on conspiracy staples such as TheIlluminati, {{Black Helicopter}}s, the MoonLandingHoax, and more, which is why he crafted a handy hat from foil, to protect himself from alien AnalProbing and mind reading. It doesn't do him much good, because TheMenInBlack just tranquilize him and drag him away. The music video ends with the director (played by Creator/PattonOswalt) turning into unmasking himself as a [[TheReptilians lizard person]].
21st Feb '18 6:12:20 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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As Wiki/TheOtherWiki can tell you, however, aluminium actually has very little shielding effect and covering just the top of the head with it leaves the rest of the body (including the bottom of the head) "unprotected", anyway. (In fact, if improperly made, the tinfoil could amplify any radiation reaching the head.) So whoever is wearing it must be... [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} funny in the head]] to begin with. Or the more sinister interpretation: the whole idea that tinfoil will protect you is [[OtherStockPhrases Just What They Want You To Think]][[TradeSnark ]].

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As Wiki/TheOtherWiki can tell you, however, aluminium actually has very little shielding effect and covering just the top of the head with it leaves the rest of the body (including the bottom of the head) "unprotected", anyway. (In fact, if improperly made, the tinfoil could amplify any radiation reaching the head.) So whoever is wearing it must be... [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} funny in the head]] to begin with. Or the more sinister interpretation: the whole idea that tinfoil will protect you is [[OtherStockPhrases Just What They Want You To Think]][[TradeSnark ]].
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6th Feb '18 5:38:08 AM JackG
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* One of the more ludicrous claims made by WW2 propaganda broadcaster William Joyce (e.g. Lord Haw Haw) was that people in Britain were constructing hats made of very thin metal to protect against shrapnel from the Blitz. No doubt he was taken no more seriously at the time than other practitioners of this trope are now.

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* One of the more ludicrous claims made by WW2 propaganda broadcaster William Joyce (e.g. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Haw-Haw Lord Haw Haw) Haw]] was that people in Britain were constructing the British government was issuing hats made of very thin metal to protect against shrapnel from the Blitz. No doubt he was taken no more seriously at the time than other practitioners of this trope are now.
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