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9th Aug '16 11:50:36 AM themisterfree
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* ''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.

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* ''Film/WaynesWorld'' ''[[Film/WaynesWorld Wayne's World 2]]'' 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.
24th Jun '16 3:12:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''HongKongPhooey'' made the change to hero from his janitor alter-ego by jumping into a filing cabinet. A RunningGag in the series was the ability of his sidekick, Spot the cat, to produce the filing cabinet from out of nowhere whenever trouble arose. Another Running Gag was the former's tendency to become stuck inside until Spot gave the cabinet [[PercussiveMaintenance a good whack]].

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* ''HongKongPhooey'' ''WesternAnimation/HongKongPhooey'' made the change to hero from his janitor alter-ego by jumping into a filing cabinet. A RunningGag in the series was the ability of his sidekick, Spot the cat, to produce the filing cabinet from out of nowhere whenever trouble arose. Another Running Gag was the former's tendency to become stuck inside until Spot gave the cabinet [[PercussiveMaintenance a good whack]].



* ''TheJetsons'' had numerous variations, mainly involving a just-barely-awake George going through a carwash-like assembly line of automated morning hygiene and dressing, often with the wrong buttons pushed for [[RuleOfFunny comedic results]], such as winding up in his wife's makeup.

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* ''TheJetsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' had numerous variations, mainly involving a just-barely-awake George going through a carwash-like assembly line of automated morning hygiene and dressing, often with the wrong buttons pushed for [[RuleOfFunny comedic results]], such as winding up in his wife's makeup.
18th Jun '16 3:00:59 PM foxley
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* Averted in the Australian TV series ''Fire'', where the fireman can't use the pole because it violates Occupational Health and Safety regulations (i.e. too many people have been injured using it).

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* Averted in the Australian TV series ''Fire'', ''Series/{{Fire}}'', where the fireman can't use the pole because it violates Occupational Health and Safety regulations (i.e. too many people have been injured using it).


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* Every mission for ''WesternAnimation/TheJungleBunch'' begins with the team responding to the emergency signal by descending into their base by an elaborate personal tunnel system. Every member has their own individual entrance to the base.
31st May '16 2:58:23 PM HiddenWindshield
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** Specifically, ''Ray'' wanted to buy the place because the pole was so cool and fun to use, and he was the one fronting the money. Egon had been busily explaining to Peter all the ways the the building was grossly inadequate for their needs.
*** Egon's deliberately being unenthusiastic in order for the realtor not to think she's got a shoo-in. Ray then ruins it, which is why the realtor smiles triumphantly.
31st May '16 2:56:08 PM HiddenWindshield
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* In the 2008 movie adaptation of ''Film/IronMan'', Tony Stark had him suit up in his CoolGarage with the assistance of mechanized arms reminiscent of a car factory to put on each piece.
** And then the trope is subverted when the same mechanical arms are used to try to take the suit off. Turns out it doesn't work very well with a squishy human being pinched and pulled in lots of different directions by all the equipment as they try to detach all the parts of the armor.
*** The problem with the unsuiting actually was that the armor had been battle-scarred so much that the bolts had bent, the metal was dented et cetera, making the suit almost impossible to deconstruct.
** Tony has it perfected by ''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.

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* In the 2008 movie adaptation of ''Film/IronMan'', Tony Stark had him suit suited up in his CoolGarage with the assistance of mechanized arms reminiscent of a car factory to put on each piece.
** And then the trope is subverted
piece. Subverted later on, when the same mechanical arms are used find it extremely difficult to try to take remove the suit off. Turns out it doesn't work very well with a squishy human being pinched now-battle-scarred and pulled in lots of different directions by all the equipment as they try to detach all the parts of the armor.
*** The problem with the unsuiting actually was that the armor had been battle-scarred so much that the bolts had bent, the metal was dented et cetera, making the suit almost impossible to deconstruct.
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heavily damaged armor. Tony has it perfected by ''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.
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.
anything.
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.
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