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27th Oct '17 8:06:42 PM BobTanaka
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** In another episode, [[NotSoAboveItAll Perry]] of all people does this while riding in British Agent Double-00's car. Turns out it was the eject button.
24th Oct '17 12:47:24 PM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. PlayedForDrama in "Cygnus Alpha". When our heroes first get hold of the Liberator, they have no idea how to operate the alien vessel and so must make educated guesses about every button. One sends them hurling across the galaxy at LudicrousSpeed, the next button does nothing at all. Then when Blake is in urgent need of a TeleportationRescue, the button they thought would teleport him up does nothing, so they have to try buttons at random until it works.
10th Oct '17 8:02:33 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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* In part 3 of the Father and Music episode of ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'' when his son (Jimmy Rogers) and his grandson (Alex Rogers) visits him. While playing the trolley, Alex was about to play with the trolley control switch Fred reminds his baby grandson that it does work unless the trolley is on the track.

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* In part 3 of the Father and Music episode of ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'' when his son (Jimmy Rogers) and his grandson (Alex Rogers) visits him. While playing the trolley, Alex was about to play with the trolley control switch switch, Fred reminds his baby grandson that it does not work unless the trolley is on the track.tracks.
24th Sep '17 1:43:57 PM KanekiKun
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When it comes to curiosity, there are generally two main types. The first type is patient enough to wait for an explanation to be given, usually by an expert on a subject and/or its creator. Someone who can [[LaymansTerms break it down into a more simplified language]], to a point where it can be easily understood, what its benefits are, what dangers it may impose, and the like. [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny The second type]]...doesn't have that kind of patience. Or insight. Or anything resembling ''restraint''. They're willing to stumble blindly towards a control panel and start randomly pressing buttons. Usually they'll ask the all important question, "WhatDoesThisButtonDo" just before doing so, or just after doing so, if the work emphasizes them being unthinking rather than reckless.

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When it comes to curiosity, there are generally two main types. The first type is patient enough to wait for an explanation to be given, usually by an expert on a subject and/or its creator. Someone who can [[LaymansTerms break it down into a more simplified language]], to a point where it can be easily understood, what its benefits are, what dangers it may impose, and the like. [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny The second type]]...doesn't have that kind of patience. Or insight. Or anything resembling ''restraint''. They're willing to stumble blindly towards a control panel and start randomly pressing buttons. Usually they'll ask the all important question, "WhatDoesThisButtonDo" "What Does This Button Do" just before doing so, or just after doing so, if the work emphasizes them being unthinking rather than reckless.
13th Sep '17 5:43:14 PM TomS98
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* One of the lines in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJNR2EpS0jw& "Dumb Ways to die"]] is ,"I wonder what this [[BigRedButton red button]] do." It detonates a nuke.
27th Jul '17 7:04:17 AM cricri3007
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* In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlph_4wvF8s this]] ''VideoGame/TitanFall2'' fansong, "Wait, what's this button for?" "[[AC:Eject eject, that's the nuclear core]]
25th Jul '17 8:02:37 PM BuddyBoy600alt
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* In part 3 of the Father and Music episode of ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood'' when his son (Jimmy Rogers) and his grandson (Alex Rogers) visits him. While playing the trolley, Alex was about to play with the trolley control switch Fred reminds his baby grandson that it does work unless the trolley is on the track.
31st May '17 6:23:01 PM nombretomado
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* In the music video for TheYoungOnes' "Living Doll", Vyvyan says "What does this button do?", pushes a button on the mixing desk, and blows up the studio.

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* In the music video for TheYoungOnes' Series/TheYoungOnes' "Living Doll", Vyvyan says "What does this button do?", pushes a button on the mixing desk, and blows up the studio.
1st May '17 12:22:08 AM Anddrix
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* In ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'', Rocket shows Groot an explosive device (with the yield of a [[NukeEm nuke]]) and gives him specific instructions not to press the BigRedButton, as it would set the nuke off immediately, killing them all. [[HilarityEnsues Groot has trouble understanding.]] [[spoiler:Luckily, when Groot has to press the button, the instant explosion one is cracked and possibly broken, meaning the right one is the only choice]].
15th Apr '17 1:35:35 PM nombretomado
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* ''StarshipTitanic'' has a button that says, "Push button to disarm bomb." You can guess what it actually does.

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* ''StarshipTitanic'' ''VideoGame/StarshipTitanic'' has a button that says, "Push button to disarm bomb." You can guess what it actually does.
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