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19th Apr '16 11:28:31 PM erforce
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* In ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'', the way Guybrush replaces a book for another over the bed of Governor Phatt is exactly the same way Indiana Jones replaces a sandbox for an idol in ''RaidersOfTheLostArk''.

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* In ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge'', the way Guybrush replaces a book for another over the bed of Governor Phatt is exactly the same way Indiana Jones replaces a sandbox for an idol in ''RaidersOfTheLostArk''.''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''.



* The player does this in the first ''ResidentEvil'' game and its remake, thanks to finding imitations of keys and shotguns and such, replacing the original ones from their perches.

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* The player does this in the first ''ResidentEvil'' ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1'' game and its remake, thanks to finding imitations of keys and shotguns and such, replacing the original ones from their perches.



* Edwin Lindsay's chapter in ''EternalDarkness'' features a room with a bronze bracelet guarded by a naga statue. Taking the bracelet causes the doors to close and the naga to spit darts at Lindsay. To progress, Lindsay must replace the bronze bracelet with a worthless iron bracelet discovered earlier. Appropriately, this is very much an Indiana Jones expy chapter.

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* Edwin Lindsay's chapter in ''EternalDarkness'' ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' features a room with a bronze bracelet guarded by a naga statue. Taking the bracelet causes the doors to close and the naga to spit darts at Lindsay. To progress, Lindsay must replace the bronze bracelet with a worthless iron bracelet discovered earlier. Appropriately, this is very much an Indiana Jones expy chapter.
6th Jul '15 11:26:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* An episode of ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' tested the {{Entrapment}} example of holding the pressure plate down using chewed bubble gum. That didn't work, but trying it with [[DuctTapeForEverything duct tape]] did.

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* An episode of ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' tested the {{Entrapment}} ''Film/{{Entrapment}}'' example of holding the pressure plate down using chewed bubble gum. That didn't work, but trying it with [[DuctTapeForEverything duct tape]] did.
17th Apr '15 9:09:21 PM nombretomado
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* Variant attempt on ''{{CSI}}'', in 'Grave Danger'. The glass box Nick was buried in was equipped with explosives designed to go off when pressure was removed from them. Grissom uses a backhoe to dump in a pile of dirt roughly equivalent to Nick's body weight to stop the explosion. It fails, though the dirt does muffle the blast.
* An episode of ''{{Sliders}}'' had a similar example to the above with a booby-trapped hopscotch course. Quinn uses a plank as a see-saw to drop Wade's weight in bricks onto the pressure plate, and they manage to get out of the way just before the trap activates.

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* Variant attempt on ''{{CSI}}'', ''Series/{{CSI}}'', in 'Grave Danger'. The glass box Nick was buried in was equipped with explosives designed to go off when pressure was removed from them. Grissom uses a backhoe to dump in a pile of dirt roughly equivalent to Nick's body weight to stop the explosion. It fails, though the dirt does muffle the blast.
* An episode of ''{{Sliders}}'' ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' had a similar example to the above with a booby-trapped hopscotch course. Quinn uses a plank as a see-saw to drop Wade's weight in bricks onto the pressure plate, and they manage to get out of the way just before the trap activates.
19th Aug '14 4:53:44 PM eroock
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[[quoteright:320:[[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Indyswap_1444.png]]]]

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25th Jul '14 11:02:41 PM wolftickets1969
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* The player does this in the first ''ResidentEvil'' game, thanks to finding imitations of keys and shotguns and such, replacing the original ones from their perches.

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* The player does this in the first ''ResidentEvil'' game, game and its remake, thanks to finding imitations of keys and shotguns and such, replacing the original ones from their perches.
25th Jul '14 5:03:36 PM Salixshiraii
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* Edwin Lindsay's chapter in ''EternalDarkness'' features a room with a bronze bracelet guarded by a naga statue. Taking the bracelet causes the doors to close and the naga to spit darts at Lindsay. To progress, Lindsay must replace the bronze bracelet with a worthless iron bracelet discovered earlier. Appropriately, this is very much an Indiana Jones expy chapter.
6th Jul '14 3:57:00 PM StarTropes
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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': Tony directly references the TropeMaker when he and Ziva have to rescue a girl on a pressure plate wired with explosives.
30th Jun '14 9:26:19 AM Antigone3
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* An episode of ''{{Mythbusters}}'' tested the {{Entrapment}} example of holding the pressure plate down using chewed bubble gum. That didn't work, but trying it with [[DuctTapeForEverything duct tape]] did.

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* An episode of ''{{Mythbusters}}'' ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' tested the {{Entrapment}} example of holding the pressure plate down using chewed bubble gum. That didn't work, but trying it with [[DuctTapeForEverything duct tape]] did.
28th Jun '14 3:11:00 PM PyroWildcat
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* An episode of ''{{Mythbusters}}'' tested the {{Entrapment}} example of holding the pressure plate down using chewed bubble gum. That didn't work, but trying it with [[DuctTapeForEverything duct tape]] did.
11th Jun '14 9:50:04 AM StClair
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BarbieLifeInTheDreamhouse'', Barbie tries this to remove the Dreamhouse's CPU. She grabs a BagOfHolding, pulls a guitar, an anvil, and a lamp out of it, then tries to slide the bag onto the CPU's platform. [[spoiler:The bag proves heavier than the CPU, causing a giant Barbie styling head to pursue Barbie, Midge, and Summer.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BarbieLifeInTheDreamhouse'', Barbie tries this to remove the Dreamhouse's CPU. She grabs a BagOfHolding, pulls a guitar, an anvil, and a lamp out of it, then tries to slide the bag onto the CPU's platform. [[spoiler:The bag proves heavier than the CPU, causing [[IndyEscape a giant Barbie styling head head]] to pursue Barbie, Midge, and Summer.]]
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