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7th Jun '18 6:34:43 PM costanton11
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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaWorldTour'' has Izzy in the cockpit, pressing random buttons and asking "Ooh, what does this button do, and this button...", eventually landing the plane in a French canal and ejecting herself.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaWorldTour'' ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama World Tour'' has Izzy in the cockpit, pressing random buttons and asking "Ooh, what does this button do, and this button...", eventually landing the plane in a French canal and ejecting herself.
4th Jun '18 2:24:30 AM Seraph
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* A gag in ''ComicBook/AchilleTalon'' has just a single button labeled "do not push". The main character gets more and more unhinged as he desperately tries to resist the temptation of pushing it until he finally gives in. [[spoiler:It electrocutes the pusher.]]
21st May '18 8:46:27 AM Andyroid
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** The WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck / WesternAnimation/ElmerFudd cartoon "Design for Leaving": Daffy turns Elmer's house into a "Push-button" home, with each button controlling a different gadget. The entire short is this trope with Daffy and Elmer testing different buttons and comical results therein. At one point, Elmer takes in interest in a BigRedButton that Daffy warns never to touch("Not the [[GotMeDoingIt WED]] BUTTON! Don't ever push the WED BUTTON!") At the end of the short, curiosity gets the better of Elmer and he pushes the button. [[spoiler: It's for a "In Case of Tidal Wave" and raises the house several miles into the air on a piston. Daffy then flies by in a helicopter, offering to install a blue button to get the house down.]]

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** The WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck / WesternAnimation/ElmerFudd cartoon "Design for Leaving": Daffy turns Elmer's house into a "Push-button" home, with each button controlling a different gadget. The entire short is this trope with Daffy and Elmer testing different buttons and comical results therein. At one point, Elmer takes in interest in a BigRedButton that Daffy warns never to touch("Not the [[GotMeDoingIt WED]] BUTTON! ONE! Don't ever ''ever'' push the WED BUTTON!") wed one!") [[BrickJoke At the end of the short, short]], curiosity gets the better of Elmer and he pushes the button. [[spoiler: It's for a "In Case of Tidal Wave" device, and raises the house several miles hundreds of feet into the air on a piston. Daffy then flies by in a helicopter, offering to install a blue button to get the house down.]]
19th May '18 7:57:34 AM Prometheus117
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* In ''Film/TheFifthElement'', the BigBad promises his {{Swiss Army Weapon}}s to the alien mercenaries in exchange for the MacGuffin he seeks. The container turns out to be empty; he gives them one weapon crate anyway for trying, but one discovers a [[BigRedButton little red button]] on the gun whose purpose Zorg didn't explain. That was his insurance in case he got ripped off. The alien presses it, which causes the gun to self-destruct, killing them all.

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* In ''Film/TheFifthElement'', the BigBad promises his {{Swiss Army Weapon}}s to the alien mercenaries in exchange for the MacGuffin he seeks. The container turns out to be empty; he gives them one weapon crate anyway for trying, but one discovers a [[BigRedButton little red button]] on the gun whose purpose Zorg didn't explain. That was his insurance in case he got ripped off. The alien presses it, which causes the gun to self-destruct, killing (almost) them all.
14th Apr '18 8:10:41 PM JackG
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* ''Film/ThorRagnarok''. On finding the spacecraft they stole doesn't have any weapons because it's a pleasure yacht used by the Grandmaster for his orgies, Banner is told not to push any buttons, presumably for fear of activating some kind of {{Orgasmatron}}. However when they're being shot at, Banner in desperation pushes the biggest button he can see. This activates the Grandmaster's birthday celebration fireworks which distract the craft shooting at them, causing it to crash.
31st Mar '18 9:22:45 PM JackG
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. The Scooby Gang capture a [[StaticStunGun taser blaster]] from the Initiative and try to figure out how it works. Willow suggests just pushing buttons to see what happens, but Xander replies that since they're fiddling with a "blaster," randomly hitting buttons is not high on his agenda. He then adds that if it were called the "[[{{Orgasmatron}} Orgasminator]]," that would, in fact, be his desired approach.
31st Mar '18 9:13:33 PM JackG
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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. Trip creates a new captain's chair for Archer in "Borderland". As they're about to go on a mission he says they don't have time to go over the controls, "...but try not to hit that button." This is a MythologyGag too, as the chair is a RecycledProp from ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' that activates the seatbelts. ''ST:ENT'' takes place when they still have NoSeatBelts.

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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. Trip creates a new captain's chair for Archer in "Borderland". As they're about to go on a mission he says they don't have time to go over the controls, "...but try not to hit that button." This is a MythologyGag too, as the chair is a RecycledProp recycled prop from ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' that activates the seatbelts. ''ST:ENT'' takes place when they still have NoSeatBelts.
31st Mar '18 9:13:04 PM JackG
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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. Trip creates a new captain's chair for Archer in "Borderland". As they're about to go on a mission he says they don't have time to go over the controls, "...but try not to hit that button."

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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. Trip creates a new captain's chair for Archer in "Borderland". As they're about to go on a mission he says they don't have time to go over the controls, "...but try not to hit that button."" This is a MythologyGag too, as the chair is a RecycledProp from ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' that activates the seatbelts. ''ST:ENT'' takes place when they still have NoSeatBelts.
25th Mar '18 6:37:00 AM cybertoy0
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* When Roman Torchwick takes control of a military airship in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' Volume 3, he invokes this trope while merrily wreaking havoc. It's partially subverted, though; while the first button causes an OffScreenExplosion, ("Oh, fun!") the second button just dumps a squad of robots out, causing no serious harm.
23rd Mar '18 7:44:38 AM longWriter
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* ''Music/KidsPraise'': Said word-for-word when a little girl named Hanna is checking out a machine Psalty invented that was supposed to stretch time. Turns out the machine travels through time instead; they found this out when she pressed it.
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