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18th Jul '17 2:29:19 AM FF32
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* Episode 32 of ''WebVideo/HalfInTheBag'' has a paranoid Jay surmise that Mr. Plinkett has become wise to his and Mike's schemes and placed a tracking beacon in their heads, and wears one of these to block it. The hat winds up interfering with a media satellite, causing ''Film/{{Battleship}}'' and ''Film/DarkShadows'' to be downloaded directly into his brain. [[spoiler:When Mr. Plinkett tries to download Creator/KenBurns documentaries by wearing one of these, he gets a burst gamma radiation and becomes dumber.]]
12th Jul '17 11:46:05 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* The [[FanFic/FirstMembranes 1st Membranes]] have tinfoil helmets as part of their standard gear. It helps block out the Warp from the Guards' minds.
8th Jul '17 2:01:29 PM nombretomado
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As 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... funny in the head to begin with. Or the more sinister interpretation: the whole idea that tinfoil will protect you is Just What They Want You To Think.

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As TheOtherWiki 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... funny in the head to begin with. Or the more sinister interpretation: the whole idea that tinfoil will protect you is Just What They Want You To Think.
27th Jun '17 11:36:21 AM FF32
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie ''Into the Wild Green Yonder'' featured a cult-like group of hobos called the Legion of Madfellows who all wore such hats to prevent the Dark One from reading their thoughts, and indoctrinated Fry into their practices.[[note]]Fry's hat in particular would be in different shapes for different scenes (it's foil, after all), depending on the occasion. E.g. it became a stereotypical police officer hat when he was posing as a security guard.[[/note]] They were, of course, ProperlyParanoid. The hat also serves to block Fry's own mind reading powers as [[PowerIncontinence he can't turn them off of his own accord]].
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* Most of the main characters in ''Film/{{Signs}}'' wind up wearing one at some point before the end of the movie. The scene gets parodied in ''Film/ScaryMovie 3''

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* Most of the main characters in ''Film/{{Signs}}'' wind up wearing one at some point before the end of the movie. The scene gets parodied in ''Film/ScaryMovie 3''3'', where the hats are giant Hershey's Kisses.



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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' movie ''Into the Wild Green Yonder'' featured a cult-like group of hobos called the Legion of Madfellows who all wore such hats to prevent the Dark One from reading their thoughts, and indoctrinated Fry into their practices.[[note]]Fry's hat in particular would be in different shapes for different scenes (it's foil, after all), depending on the occasion. E.g. it became a stereotypical police officer hat when he was posing as a security guard.[[/note]] They were, of course, ProperlyParanoid. The hat also serves to block Fry's own mind reading powers as [[PowerIncontinence he can't turn them off of his own accord]].
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* In an episode of ''Stroker & Hoop'' entitled Tinfoiled again (a.k.a. Star Crossed Livers), Stroker wore a tin foil hat to protect himself from being psychically manipulated by Ron Howard.


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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/StrokerAndHoop'' entitled "Tinfoiled Again (a.k.a. Star Crossed Livers)", Stroker wore a tin foil hat to protect himself from being psychically manipulated by Creator/RonHoward.
12th Jun '17 12:21:01 AM Madrugada
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1900/fc01863.htm Edge's protection from the lobotomizing program.]] Subverted in that in this case, since he ''is'' an AI and the program would be coming in on the com-net (basically wi-fi_) aluminum foil covering his receiver would be enough to weaken or distort the signal enough to protect him from its effects.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1900/fc01863.htm Edge's protection from the lobotomizing program.]] Subverted in that in this case, since he ''is'' an AI and the program would be coming in on the com-net (basically wi-fi_) wi-fi) since he has disabled all other means of communication except speech, aluminum foil covering his receiver would ''would'' be enough to weaken or distort the signal enough to protect him from its effects.
11th Jun '17 11:54:34 PM Madrugada
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1900/fc01863.htm Edge's protection from the lobotomizing program.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1900/fc01863.htm Edge's protection from the lobotomizing program.]]]] Subverted in that in this case, since he ''is'' an AI and the program would be coming in on the com-net (basically wi-fi_) aluminum foil covering his receiver would be enough to weaken or distort the signal enough to protect him from its effects.
18th May '17 9:20:44 AM Matt620
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* ''VideoGame/ThimbleweedPark'' has a pirate hat wrapped in tinfoil. It doesn't protect against mind control, but it does reflect some real lasers used by [[spoiler:the [=PillowTron=] AI.]] Chet, on of the characters in game, goes far further than a tinfoil hat: He tinfoils the entire inside of the giant novelty pizza costume he's wearing.
20th Dec '16 7:49:52 PM Malady
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* ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': A [[MagicPoweredPseudoscience Devisor]], Dr. Herbolt, used his powers to make tin foil hats that blocked psychic intrusion, but because they are powered by his power, they might not work for anyone else. There's no info on that latter point.
1st Nov '16 10:17:29 PM kazokuhouou
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* A variant in ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'': the cops arresting Mentok the Mindtaker wear helmets lined with aluminum as that blocks Mentok's mindtaking powers. Metal plates also block them, as he found out when he tried taking daredevil Ernie Devlin's mind.
27th Sep '16 4:00:36 PM WillKeaton
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* The "dear athetits" meme parodying excessively spurious claims to have disproven atheism -- for whatever reason, its most iconic image is of [[http://i.imgur.com/J66GZWj.jpg a dog wearing a tinfoil hat]].

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* The "dear athetits" meme parodying excessively spurious claims to have disproven atheism -- for whatever reason, its most iconic image is of [[http://i.imgur.com/J66GZWj.jpg a dog wearing a tinfoil hat]].hat.]]


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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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