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19th May '16 8:08:43 PM erforce
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* The live-action ''{{Casper}}'' film has a variation of the Batpole. Casper's father (when he was still alive) equipped an armchair to take him down to his secret lair, along the way shaving him and brushing his teeth - he wasn't much of a morning person. Cat suggested that coffee would have been a simpler alternative.
* The ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' have a fireman's pole in their headquarters that takes them straight to the lockers where they keep their outfits and equipment. It's not a secret, but it's dramatic and one of the main reasons they wanted to buy the place.

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* The live-action ''{{Casper}}'' ''Film/{{Casper}}'' film has a variation of the Batpole. Casper's father (when he was still alive) equipped an armchair to take him down to his secret lair, along the way shaving him and brushing his teeth - he wasn't much of a morning person. Cat suggested that coffee would have been a simpler alternative.
* The ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' have a fireman's pole in their headquarters that takes them straight to the lockers where they keep their outfits and equipment. It's not a secret, but it's dramatic and one of the main reasons they wanted to buy the place.



* WaynesWorld had a fire pole revealed by pressing a button inside a bronze bust. Funnily enough everyone ''but'' Wayne uses the pole, while Wayne takes the "scenic route," otherwise known as the elevator, to give him time to give the necessary beginning-of-the-movie exposition.

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* WaynesWorld ''Film/WaynesWorld'' had a fire pole revealed by pressing a button inside a bronze bust. Funnily enough everyone ''but'' Wayne uses the pole, while Wayne takes the "scenic route," otherwise known as the elevator, to give him time to give the necessary beginning-of-the-movie exposition.
16th Apr '16 5:57:47 AM LentilSandEater
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* Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie has a staircase (the entrance to which is not seen). ''Batman Returns'' has a chute disguised inside an iron maiden (although Alfred still takes the stairs). In ''Batman Forever'', there's an electromagnetic capsule that travels at hundreds of miles per hour down a tube leading to the Batcave from Bruce's office at Wayne Enterprises. The entrance to the staircase is also finally revealed - [[spoiler:a rotating shelf inside the locked silver closet.]]
** It should be noted for posterity that despite taking the stairs, [[OffScreenTeleportation Alfred still seems to arrive either before or at exactly the same time as Bruce,]] despite being in his 70s and Bruce having ridden a bullet tube down, and didn't even stop to get changed or anything.
*** Alfred was travelling from a floor or two up, Bruce was travelling from ''across town'' in the bullet-tube.

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* Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie has a staircase (the entrance to which is not seen). ''Batman Returns'' has a chute disguised inside an iron maiden (although Alfred still takes the stairs). In ''Batman Forever'', there's an electromagnetic capsule that travels at hundreds of miles per hour down a tube leading to the Batcave from Bruce's office at Wayne Enterprises. The entrance to the staircase is also finally revealed - [[spoiler:a rotating shelf inside the locked silver closet.]]
** It should be noted for posterity that despite taking the stairs,
]] [[OffScreenTeleportation Alfred still seems to arrive either before or at exactly the same time as Bruce,]] despite being in his 70s and Bruce having ridden a bullet tube down, and didn't even stop to get changed or anything.
*** Alfred was travelling from a floor or two up, Bruce was travelling from ''across town'' in the bullet-tube.
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28th Mar '16 2:14:08 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** The feature-length ''SakuraWars'' film shows the members of the Hanagumi flinging themselves into individual chutes that not only deposit them in front of their mechs, but also change them into their duty uniforms. Just for added style points, the chutes are hidden behind formal portraits of the pilots.

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** The feature-length ''SakuraWars'' film ''Anime/SakuraWarsTheMovie'' shows the members of the Hanagumi flinging themselves into individual chutes that not only deposit them in front of their mechs, but also change them into their duty uniforms. Just for added style points, the chutes are hidden behind formal portraits of the pilots.
28th Mar '16 2:13:31 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In most of the ''SakuraWars games'', the pilots reach their secret base under the theatre by sliding down individual chutes. In earlier games these chutes also somehow, magically, change them into their battle uniforms, although ''Sakura Wars: So Long My Love'' eschews this in favor of showing [[{{Fanservice}} shots of the girls changing]] (albeit tasteful ones).

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* In most of the ''SakuraWars games'', ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' games, the pilots reach their secret base under the theatre by sliding down individual chutes. In earlier games these chutes also somehow, magically, change them into their battle uniforms, although ''Sakura Wars: So Long My Love'' ''VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove'' eschews this in favor of showing [[{{Fanservice}} shots of the girls changing]] (albeit tasteful ones).
23rd Mar '16 2:57:33 PM Morgenthaler
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* Similarly to the PuppetShows examples below, Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's live-action 1970 British series ''{{UFO}}'' used chutes for pilots launching from both the moon base and the [=SkyDiver=] submarine. SHADO's headquarters (hidden under a film studio) is accessed by Straker's entire office which serves as an elevator. Hopefully no-one peeks into the boss' window and wonders why it's sinking into the ground.

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* Similarly to the PuppetShows examples below, Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's live-action 1970 British series ''{{UFO}}'' ''Series/{{UFO}}'' used chutes for pilots launching from both the moon base and the [=SkyDiver=] submarine. SHADO's headquarters (hidden under a film studio) is accessed by Straker's entire office which serves as an elevator. Hopefully no-one peeks into the boss' window and wonders why it's sinking into the ground.
27th Feb '16 11:11:26 AM nombretomado
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** Tony has it perfected by Film/TheAvengers with a device on the roof of Stark Tower that easily takes his suit off while he calmly strolls across it.

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** Tony has it perfected by Film/TheAvengers ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' with a device on the roof of Stark Tower that easily takes his suit off while he calmly strolls across it.
12th Feb '16 10:45:44 AM AgProv
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* The scene in ''Film/BridgetJones'' where Bridget is suckered into going down a fireman's pole whilst wearing a skirt. And being filmed from underneath.
8th Nov '15 8:17:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' ritualizes almost to the point of fetish the StockFootage of Utena entering the Secret Forest and making her way up to the dueling platform, with her school uniform (usually) transforming along the way.

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* ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' ritualizes almost to the point of fetish the StockFootage of Utena entering the Secret Forest and making her way up to the dueling platform, with her school uniform (usually) transforming along the way.
25th Sep '15 4:32:38 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in an issue of ''GreenArrow'', where Connor tells a bored Ollie of a museum robbery:

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* Parodied in an issue of ''GreenArrow'', ''ComicBook/GreenArrow'', where Connor tells a bored Ollie of a museum robbery:
23rd Aug '15 8:47:25 PM nombretomado
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* The GagDub of ''MonColleKnights'' used its suit-up chute sequence as a short voiceovered skit.

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* The GagDub of ''MonColleKnights'' ''Anime/MonColleKnights'' used its suit-up chute sequence as a short voiceovered skit.
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