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4th Feb '17 6:56:15 AM Jeduthun
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* In ''Film/FlorenceFosterJenkins'', Florence's accompanist Cosme [=McMoon=] has just come from his first rehearsal with the GiftedlyBad singer and bravely managed to keep his composure. Once he makes his escape into the elevator, however, he [[{{Corpsing}} cracks up into hysterical giggles]], prompting awkward looks from everyone else in the elevator.
2nd Feb '17 11:33:37 AM HiddenWindshield
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** Slight variation in one episode: Londo and G'Kar, ambassadors of two warring alien powers, find themselves waiting for the same lift and begin trading insults in the meantime, to the great discomfort of the small, human extra caught in between them.
** In "Convictions", Londo and G'Kar decide not to share an elevator... until a nearby explosion forces Londo to jump in. The elevator becomes disabled. G'Kar is firmly opposed to acting in any way that would get them rescued, as he wants to watch Londo die. Awkward.

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** Slight variation in one episode: Londo and G'Kar, ambassadors of two warring alien powers, find themselves waiting for the same lift and begin trading insults in the meantime, to the great discomfort of the small, human extra caught in between them.
them. They get into such a heated argument that they don't even notice that the elevator's arrived.
** In "Convictions", Londo and G'Kar decide decides not to share an elevator...elevator with G'Kar at all... until a nearby explosion forces Londo to jump in. The explosion disables the elevator becomes disabled. forcing the two to spend several hours together. G'Kar is firmly opposed to acting in any way that would get them rescued, as he [[TakingYouWithMe wants to watch Londo die.die]], but can't actually kill him himself for fear of reprisals against his family. Awkward.



** ''Babylon 5'' loves this trope. Throughout the first season there were several between Talia and Garibaldi, and later one where Sheridan gets on the lift with Lennier after the latter had observed the pleasure ritual between the Captain and Delenn, in a purely religious capacity, of course.

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** ''Babylon 5'' loves this trope. Throughout the first season there were several between Talia and Garibaldi, Garibaldi. They get more ridiculous when Talia realizes that ''every single time'' she takes the elevator, Garibaldi is already in it. Sinclair thinks that this is just coincidence, until the elevator arrives and later Garibaldi is inside. Talia takes the stairs. Sinclair joins her.
** There's also
one where Sheridan gets on the lift with Lennier after the latter had observed the pleasure ritual between the Captain and Delenn, in Delenn. In a purely religious capacity, of course.



** The moments with Talia and Garibaldi get more ridiculous when halfway through the season Talia realizes that ''every single time'' she takes the elevator, Garibaldi is already in it. Sinclair thinks that this is just coincidence, until the elevator arrives and Garibaldi is inside. Talia takes the stairs. Sinclair joins her.
** The fifth season LowerDeckEpisode "A View From The Gallery" had Garibaldi and Captain Lochley having a heated plot-specific discussion about the episode's conflict, all while lowly technicians Bo and Mack quietly stand in the elevator and try to stay out from betwen them.

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** The moments with Talia and Garibaldi get more ridiculous when halfway through the season Talia realizes that ''every single time'' she takes the elevator, Garibaldi is already in it. Sinclair thinks that this is just coincidence, until the elevator arrives and Garibaldi is inside. Talia takes the stairs. Sinclair joins her.
** The fifth season LowerDeckEpisode "A episode "[[LowerDeckEpisode A View From The Gallery" Gallery]]" had Garibaldi and Captain Lochley having a heated plot-specific discussion about the episode's conflict, all while lowly technicians Bo and Mack quietly stand in the elevator and try to stay out from betwen between them.
23rd Dec '16 10:15:37 PM GhostOfAGeek
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* ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' has a couple of superheroes [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=80198 riding the elevator]] up to the office, while the Muzak is playing [[spoiler:"Did I ever tell you you're my hero?" from the song "Wind Beneath My Wings".]]

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* ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' has a couple of superheroes [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=80198 [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1891160/first-things-first/ riding the elevator]] up to the office, while the Muzak is playing [[spoiler:"Did I ever tell you you're my hero?" from the song "Wind Beneath My Wings".]]
21st Dec '16 12:11:15 PM DrOO7
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** Despite the frequency with which he does this, at least one person is genuinely surprised, stating, "I thought that move was pure urban legend."


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** In the BackDoorPilot for Series/NCISNewOrleans, it's implied this isn't even Gibbs' trick to begin with:
--->'''Gibbs:''' ''[stops the elevator]''\\
'''Pride:''' You stole that move from me! ''I'' used to be the one who stopped elevators!\\
'''Gibbs:''' Stole, my ass!\\
'''Pride:''' I'm honored!
18th Oct '16 7:33:32 PM Jay2K
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* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'', during the finale of the Vice Kings storyline, the [[PlayerCharacter Playa]], [[HeroicSociopath Johnny Gat]], and [[spoiler: Benjamin King]] are riding up the elevator to confront Tanya Winters. At first, they're observing the protocol. Then Gat, who got shot in the leg during the storyline, angrily declares, "I am going to skull-fuck that bitch!" The Playa reacts, [[{{Beat}} shrugs]], [[SuddenlyVoiced then says]], "Hope you like hepatitis."
4th Sep '16 2:46:23 AM erforce
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* ''Revenge of Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' does this when Clouseau is under cover with The Mob and they're all sizing each other up in the lift. And then the director decided that somebody should break wind. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny It apparently took 58 takes to get it right.]]

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* ''Revenge of Franchise/ThePinkPanther'' ''Film/RevengeOfThePinkPanther'' does this when Clouseau is under cover with The Mob and they're all sizing each other up in the lift. And then the director decided that somebody should break wind. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny It apparently took 58 takes to get it right.]]
11th Aug '16 1:09:41 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The elevators in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'''s Library. "But I Don't Want to Ride the Elevator!"

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* The elevators in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'''s ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'''s Library. "But I Don't Want to Ride the Elevator!"
7th Aug '16 4:47:46 AM harlbior
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* Subverted in ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014''. When the Turtles board an elevator to take them to the top of Eric Sach's tower, they stare ahead awkwardly at first, but then loosen up a when [[https://youtu.be/CTcy51kHDTM?t=38s Mikey starts beatboxing.]]
30th Jun '16 9:57:46 AM Dribbleondo
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* Played with in ''VideoGame/Payday2'' in the "Beneath The Mountain" Heist. Played with because you're in an airlock, '''not''' an elevator, but in which you're put in an akward situation where neither you, or the rest of the crew, can really do anything while inside. The only thing you '''can do''' is stock up on ammo and Patch up wounds and wait for the second airlock door to open. Bear in mind that there are SWAT teams on both sides of the airlock doors, so standing in the middle of a Loud heist is a strange thing to endure.
-->'''Locke:''' Any second now!..(beat)...Know any jokes?
23rd Jun '16 7:33:21 AM LancelotG
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Day," when Sylvia attempts to escape Hater's ship with a [[HeavySleeper completely passed-out Wander]]. In a burst of inspiration she dresses him up as one of Hater's minions and pretends he's leading her to the prison. Everything goes pretty smoothly until she gets to the elevator and finds herself joined by [[TheDragon Commander Peepers]]
[[/folder]], who starts a conversation with the disguised Wander, forcing her to puppet him like a ventriloquist's dummy.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' episode "The Day," when Sylvia attempts to escape Hater's ship with a [[HeavySleeper completely passed-out Wander]]. In a burst of inspiration she dresses him up as one of Hater's minions and pretends he's leading her to the prison. Everything goes pretty smoothly until she gets to the elevator and finds herself joined by [[TheDragon Commander Peepers]]
[[/folder]],
Peepers]], who starts a conversation with the disguised Wander, forcing her to puppet him like a ventriloquist's dummy.
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