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22nd Apr '16 1:09:07 PM HiddenWindshield
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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' had "The Earth King has invited you to Lake Laogai."

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' had In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Joo Dee, [[spoiler:all the other Joo Dees]], and [[spoiler:Jet]] would obey anyone who said "The Earth King has invited you to Lake Laogai."Laogai" without question.
22nd Apr '16 1:00:35 PM HiddenWindshield
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* ''Creator/BaratsAndBereta'' once hypnotized each other into doing crazy things when a specific trigger phrase was used. The only way to be un-hypnotized was to utter a trigger phrase that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UfZNbLOkRA no one would ever say.]] [[spoiler:That last [[Music/JustinBieber Bieber]] song wasn't half bad.]]

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* ''Creator/BaratsAndBereta'' once hypnotized each other into doing crazy things when a specific trigger phrase was used. The only way to be un-hypnotized was to utter a trigger phrase that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UfZNbLOkRA no one would ever say.]] [[spoiler:That say]], "[[spoiler:That last [[Music/JustinBieber Bieber]] song [[TakeThat wasn't half bad.]]bad]]]]".
25th Mar '16 9:24:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* One episode of ''Series/GetSmart'', where the agent is Max and the trigger is "Checkmate." Max is meant to challenge his target, The Chief, to a chess game and then shoot him when he loses (given that Max is too incompetent to win). Unfortunately Max dithers so much during the game, that when he finally does lose an exasperated KAOS DoubleAgent in the room shouts "Checkmate!" in delight, and gets shot instead.

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* ''Series/GetSmart'':
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One episode of ''Series/GetSmart'', where the agent is Max and the trigger is "Checkmate." Max is meant to challenge his target, The Chief, to a chess game and then shoot him when he loses (given that Max is too incompetent to win). Unfortunately Max dithers so much during the game, that when he finally does lose an exasperated KAOS DoubleAgent in the room shouts "Checkmate!" in delight, and gets shot instead.
25th Mar '16 9:24:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''NowhereMan''. The episode "Marathon" used "It's a lovely day" or "It's a nice day" (it's been a while since I saw it) spoken over the telephone to activate a ManchurianAgent killer.

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* ''NowhereMan''.''Series/NowhereMan''. The episode "Marathon" used "It's a lovely day" or "It's a nice day" (it's been a while since I saw it) spoken over the telephone to activate a ManchurianAgent killer.



* In the ''{{Hyperdrive}}'' episode "Convoy", the trigger word that puts Henderson under the control of the Scrane is "horrage", defined by them as the [[{{Portmanteau}} combination of hope and courage]].

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* In the ''{{Hyperdrive}}'' ''Series/{{Hyperdrive}}'' episode "Convoy", the trigger word that puts Henderson under the control of the Scrane is "horrage", defined by them as the [[{{Portmanteau}} combination of hope and courage]].
7th Feb '16 9:40:56 AM TedlyAnderson
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* Two of the bosses from ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' can be defeated simply by uttering the words Flatlander Woman and Laputan Machine, respectively.

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* Two A variant: two of the bosses from ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' can be defeated simply by uttering the words Flatlander Woman and Laputan Machine, respectively.specific two-word phrases at them. They're ''kill'' phrases, not ''trigger'' phrases.



* A variant appears in ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' in the form of '''kill''' phrases for mechanically augmented agents, a nonsensical phrase unique to each agent which will cause them to explode immediately upon hearing it.
6th Feb '16 9:04:22 PM nombretomado
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''{{Night Court}}''. Bull Shannon is due to appear on a game show but is nervous, so his friends hypnotise him so he will remain calm when he hears a Trigger Phrase which is...unfortunately the lecherous DA Dan Fielding choses that moment to say "I want to be your love slave!" to an attractive prison officer. Ironically Bull handles the game show quite well but Dan, not realising this, rushes onto the stage and shouts "Bull, I want to be your love slave!" on live television. At a press conference Dan excuses his actions by saying he was kidnapped and brainwashed by Soviet agents.
* Used in an episode of ''{{Cheers}},'' where it turns out that Frasier has implanted some in Lilith. "Tambourine" causes her to strip, and "tractor" makes her sing.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''{{Night ''Series/{{Night Court}}''. Bull Shannon is due to appear on a game show but is nervous, so his friends hypnotise him so he will remain calm when he hears a Trigger Phrase which is...unfortunately the lecherous DA Dan Fielding choses that moment to say "I want to be your love slave!" to an attractive prison officer. Ironically Bull handles the game show quite well but Dan, not realising this, rushes onto the stage and shouts "Bull, I want to be your love slave!" on live television. At a press conference Dan excuses his actions by saying he was kidnapped and brainwashed by Soviet agents.
* Used in an episode of ''{{Cheers}},'' ''Series/{{Cheers}},'' where it turns out that Frasier has implanted some in Lilith. "Tambourine" causes her to strip, and "tractor" makes her sing.
26th Jan '16 1:56:46 PM GuyIncog
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* A variant appears in ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' in the form of '''kill''' phrases for mechanically augmented agents, a nonsensical phrase unique to each agent which will cause them to explode immediately upon hearing it.
22nd Jan '16 3:37:28 PM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' has an episode featuring a MAD plot that uses a Trigger Phrase to hypnotize contestants on a game show (including Gadget himself at one point) to do Dr. Claw's bidding with the phrase "Going my way?"

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* ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' has an episode featuring ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'': "Quiz Master" featured a MAD plot that uses a Trigger Phrase to hypnotize contestants on a game show (including Gadget himself at one point) to do Dr. Claw's bidding with the phrase "Going my way?"
5th Jan '16 10:05:44 PM chicagomel
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' revealed that Palpatine's command in ''film/RevengeOfTheSith'' "Execute order 66" was in fact a trigger phrase that activated the clone troopers' biological chips and forced them to kill the Jedi.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' revealed that Palpatine's command in ''film/RevengeOfTheSith'' ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' "Execute order 66" was in fact a trigger phrase that activated the clone troopers' biological chips and forced them to kill the Jedi.
5th Jan '16 10:05:27 PM chicagomel
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' revealed that Palpatine's command in the [[film/RevengeOfTheSith film]] "Execute order 66" was in fact a trigger phrase that activated the clone troopers' biological chips and forced them to kill the Jedi.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' revealed that Palpatine's command in the [[film/RevengeOfTheSith film]] ''film/RevengeOfTheSith'' "Execute order 66" was in fact a trigger phrase that activated the clone troopers' biological chips and forced them to kill the Jedi.
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