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18th Mar '17 1:57:54 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheOffice'', Michael pits his staff against the warehouse workers in a game of basketball, under the assumption that by having a black man on his team, Stanley, it's a shoe-in. We then see a brief segment of Stanley tossing a ball of paper, completely missing. Kevin, the lazy fat man, on the other hand, does the same thing, and makes it. It's a bit of foreshadowing, as later on Stanley sucks at the real game, and Kevin shoots hoop after hoop once the game is done, never missing a shot.

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* In ''TheOffice'', ''Series/TheOfficeUS'', Michael pits his staff against the warehouse workers in a game of basketball, under the assumption that by having a black man on his team, Stanley, it's a shoe-in. We then see a brief segment of Stanley tossing a ball of paper, completely missing. Kevin, the lazy fat man, on the other hand, does the same thing, and makes it. It's a bit of foreshadowing, as later on Stanley sucks at the real game, and Kevin shoots hoop after hoop once the game is done, never missing a shot.



* Spoofed in ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''. The episode "Elections" has Ned trying to get himself out of the running for Class President. His last attempt to do is to attempt a food fight...by tossing his trash into the recycling. Seth, the sport guy, thinks that Ned thought of a "cool way to recycle" and [[SpringtimeForHitler convinces everyone to toss their recyclables like Ned did.]]

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* Spoofed in ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''.''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''. The episode "Elections" has Ned trying to get himself out of the running for Class President. His last attempt to do is to attempt a food fight...by tossing his trash into the recycling. Seth, the sport guy, thinks that Ned thought of a "cool way to recycle" and [[SpringtimeForHitler convinces everyone to toss their recyclables like Ned did.]]
12th Mar '17 1:46:26 PM nombretomado
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* The very first episode of ''{{Moonlighting}}''.

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* %%* The very first episode of ''{{Moonlighting}}''.''Series/{{Moonlighting}}''.
9th Oct '16 5:40:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', when Sulley points out a flaw in Mike's plan to get rid of Boo, Mike crumples up the paper he was writing on and tosses it into a wastebasket overflowing with flawed plans.
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* The film ''TheCuttingEdge'' has the ice-skating male lead do this while negotiating with the female figure skater's father over being hired on as her partner after the father misses three times.

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* The film ''TheCuttingEdge'' ''Film/TheCuttingEdge'' has the ice-skating male lead do this while negotiating with the female figure skater's father over being hired on as her partner after the father misses three times.



* In ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', when Sulley points out a flaw in Mike's plan to get rid of Boo, Mike crumples up the paper he was writing on and tosses it into a wastebasket overflowing with flawed plans.
9th Oct '16 5:39:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill Hank Hill]] once tried this with a wrapper from a slice of cheese; he missed, and when he went to retrieve it, his kitchen floor collapsed (thanks to [[ConspiracyTheorist Dale]] deciding to [[ItMakesSenseInContext dig a "secret tunnel" between their houses]]).

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* [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': Hank Hill]] Hill once tried this with a wrapper from a slice of cheese; he missed, and when he went to retrieve it, his kitchen floor collapsed (thanks to [[ConspiracyTheorist Dale]] deciding to [[ItMakesSenseInContext dig a "secret tunnel" between their houses]]).
9th Oct '16 5:39:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''KateModern'' episode "Anything can happen on Halloween!", Gavin does this repeatedly. The bin in question is strapped to the head of Lee Phillips, work-experience boy and resident ButtMonkey.

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* In the ''KateModern'' ''WebVideo/KateModern'' episode "Anything can happen on Halloween!", Gavin does this repeatedly. The bin in question is strapped to the head of Lee Phillips, work-experience boy and resident ButtMonkey.
9th Aug '16 11:55:09 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/{{Orca}}'', Kiera breaks into a defunct bank to collect clues its corrupt owner might have left behind. Most of what she salvages consists of crumpled-up balls of paper, which had slipped behind the furniture in the owner's office, presumably over the course of several days' WastebasketBall.

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* In ''Literature/{{Orca}}'', Kiera breaks into a defunct bank to collect clues its corrupt owner might have left behind. Most of what she salvages consists of crumpled-up balls of paper, which had slipped behind the furniture in the owner's office, presumably over the course of several days' WastebasketBall.Wastebasket Ball.
9th Aug '16 11:54:42 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[{{Dragaera}} Orca]]'', Kiera breaks into a defunct bank to collect clues its corrupt owner might have left behind. Most of what she salvages consists of crumpled-up balls of paper, which had slipped behind the furniture in the owner's office, presumably over the course of several days' WastebasketBall.

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* In ''[[{{Dragaera}} Orca]]'', ''Literature/{{Orca}}'', Kiera breaks into a defunct bank to collect clues its corrupt owner might have left behind. Most of what she salvages consists of crumpled-up balls of paper, which had slipped behind the furniture in the owner's office, presumably over the course of several days' WastebasketBall.
5th May '16 9:55:17 PM WanderingTedium
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* There's an [[http://www.apptism.com/apps/paper-toss app]] for that.
** Several, actually. Paper Toss, Catch It, and Toss It are all examples.
* And a [[http://www.digyourowngrave.com/paper-ball-throwing-game website]].
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* There's an [[http://www.apptism.com/apps/paper-toss app]] for that.
** Several, actually. Paper Toss, Catch It, and Toss It are all examples.
* And a website: [[http://www.digyourowngrave.com/paper-ball-throwing-game]]
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28th Apr '16 8:55:39 PM aye_amber
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* In an early episode of ''{{ER}}'', John Carter loses a bet with Doug Ross, and his buttocks have to be the backboard for Doug's wastebasket.

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* In an early episode of ''{{ER}}'', ''Series/{{ER}},'' John Carter loses a bet with Doug Ross, and his buttocks have to be the backboard for Doug's wastebasket.
11th Apr '16 10:35:33 PM MrBadAxe
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* Prodigy dial-up internet had a series of "before they were famous" ads, one of which featured NBA star Larry Bird working the paint counter at a hardware store. He wipes his hands on a cloth, tosses it at a trash can, makes the shot perfectly, and smirks as if to say "Hey, wait a minute..."
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