History Main / WhatDoesThisButtonDo

23rd Aug '16 5:44:34 AM KingLyger
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** [=DeeDee=] elevates this to an art form, as this would usually be the last thing Dexter would hear before one of his inventions [[HoistByHisOwnPetard goes awry.]] She sort of Lampshades it in the episode where Dexter's trying to sleep:

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** Dexter's big sister [=DeeDee=] elevates this to an art form, as this form. This would usually be the last thing Dexter would hear before one of his inventions [[HoistByHisOwnPetard goes awry.]] She sort of Lampshades it in the episode where Dexter's trying to sleep:
21st Aug '16 9:52:35 PM Delnoir
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'''[=DeeDee=]:''' I think it's really serious this time... ''[cut to self-destruct device counting down]''

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'''[=DeeDee=]:''' I think it's really serious ''really serious'' this time... ''[cut to self-destruct device counting down]''
3rd Aug '16 3:41:08 AM StFan
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-->-- '''Wander''' ''while pressing random buttons on Lord Hater's ship controls'', ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'', "The Prisoner"

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-->-- '''Wander''' ''while (while pressing random buttons on Lord Hater's ship controls'', controls), ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'', "The Prisoner"



!!Examples

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* The Metro ad ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJNR2EpS0jw Dumb Ways To Die]]'' has a character die saying "I wonder what this [[BigRedButton red button'll do".]] '''*EarthShatteringKaboom*'''
* An ad for Cable One in which a supervillian has his plans to destroy Earth from his outer-space lair spoiled by a slow Internet connection has 'Common Sense' say the trope name and push the self-destruct button.

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* The Metro ad ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJNR2EpS0jw Dumb Ways To to Die]]'' has a character die saying "I wonder what this [[BigRedButton red button'll do".]] '''*EarthShatteringKaboom*'''
* An ad for Cable One One, in which a supervillian has his plans to destroy Earth from his outer-space lair spoiled by a slow Internet connection connection, has 'Common Sense' "Common Sense" say the trope name and push the self-destruct button.



* In ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' Laurie was exploring Nite Owl's aircraft and started pressing buttons on the panel. She pressed one and it turned off the lights. Then, she tapped another button with the fire marked on it for the cigarette lighter. [[HilarityEnsues It's not a cigarette lighter]]. After the fire was put out and Dan mentioned the air-to-air missiles, Laurie announced that she had just quit smoking forever. [[spoiler: In a nice bit of {{Foreshadowing}}, Dan mentions that The Comedian did the same thing back 1977...]]
** In the film version, she doesn't smoke, but still pushes the button just to see what it does.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', Laurie was is exploring Nite Owl's aircraft and started starts pressing buttons on the panel. She pressed presses one and it turned turns off the lights. Then, she tapped taps another button with the fire marked on it for the cigarette lighter. [[HilarityEnsues It's not a cigarette lighter]]. After the fire was is put out and Dan mentioned mentions the air-to-air missiles, Laurie announced announces that she had has just quit smoking forever. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In a nice bit of {{Foreshadowing}}, Dan mentions that The Comedian did the same thing back 1977...]]
**
]] In the film version, version she doesn't smoke, but still pushes the button just to see what it does.



* ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'': Played with, in a way that suggests that the crew's GeniusDitz weapon specialist is more savvy than he might at first appear.
-->'''Gune:''' Does this look familiar? Do you know what it is? Neither do I. I made it last night in my sleep. Apparently I used Gindrogac. Highly unstable. I put at button on it. Yes. I wish to press it, but I'm not sure what will happen if I do. [[spoiler: (We never do find out what it does.)]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'': Played with, in a way that suggests that the crew's GeniusDitz weapon specialist is more savvy than he might at first appear.
appear. [[spoiler:We never do find out what it does.]]
-->'''Gune:''' Does this look familiar? Do you know what it is? Neither do I. I made it last night in my sleep. Apparently I used Gindrogac. Highly unstable. I put at button on it. Yes. I wish to press it, but I'm not sure what will happen if I do. [[spoiler: (We never do find out what it does.)]]



** Earlier Korben fools a not-very-smart mugger into deactivating his weapon, telling him it won't fire unless he presses the yellow button.






* ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia: The Magician's Nephew'':

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* ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia: ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia: The Magician's Nephew'':



* ''The Illustrated StarWars Universe'' has an image of an Ewok examining a blaster, with the caption saying that Ewoks are curious about Imperial technology, often to their own detriment.

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* ''The Illustrated StarWars Franchise/StarWars Universe'' has an image of an Ewok examining a blaster, with the caption saying that Ewoks are curious about Imperial technology, often to their own detriment.



** At the end of her first adventure, [[spoiler:Leela]] invited herself into the TARDIS, and it dematerialized as the Doctor said "Don't touch that button!" (i.e. the dematerialization button). The only consequence was that she became the Doctor's new companion.
** The fourth Doctor's companion, Harry Sullivan, had a bad habit of pushing buttons to see what would happen. He got over it after about the third time he nearly killed Sarah.

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** At the end of her first adventure, [[spoiler:Leela]] invited invites herself into the TARDIS, and it dematerialized dematerializes as the Doctor said says "Don't touch that button!" (i.e. the dematerialization button). The only consequence was is that she became becomes the Doctor's new companion.
** The fourth Doctor's companion, Harry Sullivan, had has a bad habit of pushing buttons to see what would will happen. He got gets over it after about the third time he nearly killed kills Sarah.



** Amy learns this from him. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E2DinosaursOnASpaceship When she was stuck on an alien spaceship,]] she and two others finds a console she tells the others, "Well, I've spent enough time with the Doctor to know whenever you enter somewhere new, press buttons."
** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E10InTheForestOfTheNight In The Forest Of The Night]]'', as might be expected from a group of children, the TARDIS has lots of fun buttons they feel compelled to play with. Fortunately, doing so does nothing other than annoy the Doctor.

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** Amy learns this from him. [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E2DinosaursOnASpaceship When she was is stuck on an alien spaceship,]] she and two others finds a console and she tells the others, "Well, I've spent enough time with the Doctor to know whenever you enter somewhere new, press buttons."
** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E10InTheForestOfTheNight "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E10InTheForestOfTheNight In The the Forest Of The Night]]'', of the Night]]", as might be expected from a group of children, the TARDIS has lots of fun buttons they feel compelled to play with. Fortunately, doing so does nothing other than annoy the Doctor.



* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Message in a Bottle" two Emergency Medical Holograms have to take control of a vessel being attacked by Romulans. As neither have been on the bridge before the [[BillionsOfButtons LCARS interface throws them into confusion]] and they have to make educated guesses on what to press. HilarityEnsues.
-->''(Warning beeps)''
-->'''EMH-2:''' Be-be-beep? Be-be-beep? I've never heard that one before.
-->'''EMH-1:''' [[OhCrap Oh, no.]]
-->'''EMH-2:''' What?
-->'''EMH-1:''' I'm not sure, but I think whatever I did initiated a warp core overload.

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''. In "Message in a Bottle" Bottle", two Emergency Medical Holograms have to take control of a vessel being attacked by Romulans. As neither have been on the bridge before the [[BillionsOfButtons LCARS interface throws them into confusion]] and they have to make educated guesses on what to press. HilarityEnsues.
-->''(Warning beeps)''
-->'''EMH-2:'''
-->''[warning beeps]''\\
'''EMH-2:'''
Be-be-beep? Be-be-beep? I've never heard that one before.
-->'''EMH-1:'''
before.\\
'''EMH-1:'''
[[OhCrap Oh, no.]]
-->'''EMH-2:''' What?
-->'''EMH-1:'''
]]\\
'''EMH-2:''' What?\\
'''EMH-1:'''
I'm not sure, but I think whatever I did initiated a warp core overload.



** [=McKay=] in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' claims the rights to this trope in "Sunday" and berates two other scientists for using it, since he has the ability to fix whatever he might screw up, while they will usually turn to him for the same. Doesn't always turn out that way, but did in this episode.

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** [=McKay=] in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' claims the rights to this trope in "Sunday" and berates two other scientists for using it, since he has the ability to fix whatever he might screw up, while they will usually turn to him for the same. Doesn't always turn out that way, but did does in this episode.



* Detective Beckett often laments that Series/{{Castle}} is prone to this. HilarityEnsues in one episode when his curiosity results in him believing he has been cursed by a Mayan mummy!

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* ''Series/{{Castle}}'': Detective Beckett often laments that Series/{{Castle}} Castle is prone to this. HilarityEnsues in one episode when his curiosity results in him believing he has been cursed by a Mayan mummy!



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* The red button at a multi-site site, run by Sprint, that says "push now". The old version of the site opened with a USB device [[MundaneMadeAwesome plugging into a computer]]. [[spoiler:It does nothing, and nearly 300,000 people have fallen for it]]. However, now that the site [[http://now.sprint.com/nownetwork/ redirects to this new version]], [[spoiler:over 120,100 people have fallen for the one there]].
* [[http://news.icanhascheezburger.com/2011/04/18/political-pictures-joe-biden-probably-not-a-good-idea/ This]] LOL from Pundit Kitchen.
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'': We need you to field-test this experimental device that [[MadScientist R&D]] cooked up. Instructions? Sorry, they're above your security clearance, [[IdTellYouButThenIdHaveToKillYou you'd have to be terminated if you saw them]]. What's left? Trial and error; in other words, ''repeatedly'' asking WhatDoesThisButtonDo, then pressing it and hoping the answer isn't "kill you horribly".
* A rule for [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]] in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' -- that former [[TankGoodness Leman Russ]] or [[{{BFG}} Basilisk]] that da boyz looted? Each turn it has a one in six chance of [[CriticalFailure careening straight ahead at full speed instead of doing anything else]], due to its over-enthusiastic crew hitting the wrong pedal.
* In the ''NewWorldOfDarkness'''s fanmade expansion ''GeniusTheTransgression'', this is represented with the ''Mere Mortal Law (AKA [[GilligansIsland Gilligan's]] Rule)'', or, in game-play terms, Havoc: Wonders, the inventions of [[MadScientist Geniuses]], will almost-certainly go haywire when touched, picked up or interacted with by an ordinary human. This effect is especially bad when an actual scientist does so.
* In ''{{GURPS}}'', the Curious disadvantage causes your character to do exactly this, with a penalty to your roll if the button is big, red, and has "Do Not Press" written on it.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'': We need you to field-test this experimental device that [[MadScientist R&D]] cooked up. Instructions? Sorry, they're above your security clearance, [[IdTellYouButThenIdHaveToKillYou you'd have to be terminated if you saw them]]. What's left? Trial and error; in other words, ''repeatedly'' asking WhatDoesThisButtonDo, then pressing it and hoping the answer isn't "kill you horribly".
horribly" (or worse).
* A rule for [[OurOrcsAreDifferent Orks]] in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' -- that former [[TankGoodness Leman Russ]] or [[{{BFG}} Basilisk]] that da boyz looted? Each turn it has a one in six chance of [[CriticalFailure careening straight ahead at full speed instead of doing anything else]], due to its over-enthusiastic crew hitting the wrong pedal.
* In the ''NewWorldOfDarkness'''s ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'''s fanmade expansion ''GeniusTheTransgression'', ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'', this is represented with the ''Mere Mortal Law (AKA [[GilligansIsland (a.k.a. [[Series/GilligansIsland Gilligan's]] Rule)'', or, in game-play terms, Havoc: Wonders, the inventions of [[MadScientist Geniuses]], will almost-certainly go haywire when touched, picked up or interacted with by an ordinary human. This effect is especially bad when an actual scientist does so.
* In ''{{GURPS}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'', the Curious disadvantage causes your character to do exactly this, with a penalty to your roll if the button is big, red, and has "Do Not Press" written on it.



* Marle in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''. While searching for a way out of their [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic future]], Marle uses this exact phrase before hitting a button that plays a recording of the very day the world [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt "ended"]]. Though, she and her friends take it upon themselves to try and prevent this future. One could argue that pressing it had [[TimeyWimeyBall disastrous effects to the timeline...]]

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* Marle in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''. While searching for a way out of their [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic future]], Marle uses this exact phrase before hitting a button that plays a recording of the very day the world [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt "ended"]]. Though, she and her friends take it upon themselves to try and prevent this future. One could argue that pressing it had has [[TimeyWimeyBall disastrous effects to the timeline...]]



* In the RPG ''{{Albion}}'' you enter a dungeon with [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience red and green]] pressure plates. The green plates have positive effects (they open doors that block your way, or treasure rooms), while red ones more or less negative ones (they release monsters or open rooms with cursed items). At one point you enter a room with a blue pressure plate -- and a party member, curious what it does, steps on it, which opens a trap door and sends the party crashing down below.

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* In the RPG ''{{Albion}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Albion}}'' you enter a dungeon with [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience red and green]] pressure plates. The green plates have positive effects (they open doors that block your way, or treasure rooms), while red ones more or less negative ones (they release monsters or open rooms with cursed items). At one point you enter a room with a blue pressure plate -- and a party member, curious what it does, steps on it, which opens a trap door and sends the party crashing down below.



* Ladies and gentlemen, [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/354240 Please, Don't Touch Anything]], which is the game version of this trope.

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* Ladies and gentlemen, [[http://store.''[[http://store.steampowered.com/app/354240 Please, Don't Touch Anything]], Anything]]'', which is the game version of this trope.



* In ''TheDementedCartoonMovie'', a Blah Guy comes across a set of three buttons, each with a picture beside it. The first is of a brick wall, the second is of a kamikaze watermelon, and the third is an EarthShatteringKaboom. He doesn't speak, but seems to do some thinking before he presses each one -- yes, he does press the third one, which has predictable consequences.

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* In ''TheDementedCartoonMovie'', ''WebAnimation/TheDementedCartoonMovie'', a Blah Guy comes across a set of three buttons, each with a picture beside it. The first is of a brick wall, the second is of a kamikaze watermelon, and the third is an EarthShatteringKaboom. He doesn't speak, but seems to do some thinking before he presses each one -- yes, he does press the third one, which has predictable consequences.



* Parodied in ''WebAnimation/{{asdfmovie}}1'', with the Pointless Button. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The button is pointless]].
** Again in ''asdfmovie9''.
-->'''Guy''': Ooh, I wonder what this one does.
-->(clicks button)
-->'''Guy''': Oh, I'm gay now. Huh.
* Said (or rather, sung) almost word for word in ''WebAnimation/DumbWaysToDie''. [[spoiler: In this case, causes an EarthShatteringKaboom]]

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* ''WebAnimation/ASDFMovie'':
**
Parodied in ''WebAnimation/{{asdfmovie}}1'', ''[=asdfmovie1=]'', with the Pointless Button. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The button is pointless]].
** Again in ''asdfmovie9''.
-->'''Guy''':
''[=asdfmovie9=]''.
--->'''Guy:'''
Ooh, I wonder what this one does.
-->(clicks button)
-->'''Guy''':
does.\\
''[clicks button]''\\
'''Guy:'''
Oh, I'm gay now. Huh.
* Said (or rather, sung) almost word for word in ''WebAnimation/DumbWaysToDie''. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In this case, causes an EarthShatteringKaboom]]EarthShatteringKaboom.]]
* A very common theme in ''Machinima/FreemansMind''. Freeman will frequently say variations on this as he recklessly presses any unlabeled button that the player would normally press in-game without question or justification.



* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}''

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* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}''''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'':



* {{Subverted}} by Jyrras in [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_362.php this]] ''DMFA'' strip.
-->'''Jyrras''': [[BigRedButton The red flashy one]]? It disables the system so no one can push any of the real buttons.
* [[http://www.vexxarr.com/archive.php?seldate=111208 Sid]] from ''{{Vexxarr}}''. [[http://www.vexxarr.com/archive.php?seldate=122109 Another example]].
* Pip from ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'' [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=343 does this by proxy]] before selling MadScientist equipment left by EvilMinions on [[FictionalCounterpart EBuy]]. As to how much this helps, see the next comic. [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=355 Later]] Kat prevents the same squirrel girl from doing this after she ''looked once'' at a button.
* [[http://charcole.kyrio.net/?comic=charcole223-ill-take-the-case Shows up]] in ''CharCole'' when the professor describes Brian. The button in question plays a recorded message scolding him for touching it.

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* {{Subverted}} by Jyrras in [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_362.php this]] ''DMFA'' strip.
-->'''Jyrras''':
a strip]] from ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures''.
-->'''Jyrras:'''
[[BigRedButton The red flashy one]]? It disables the system so no one can push any of the real buttons.
* [[http://www.vexxarr.com/archive.php?seldate=111208 Sid]] from ''{{Vexxarr}}''.''Webcomic/{{Vexxarr}}''. [[http://www.vexxarr.com/archive.php?seldate=122109 Another example]].
* ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'':
**
Pip from ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'' [[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=343 does this by proxy]] before selling MadScientist equipment left by EvilMinions on [[FictionalCounterpart EBuy]]. As to how much this helps, see the next comic. comic.
**
[[http://www.collectedcurios.com/sequentialart.php?s=355 Later]] Later]], Kat prevents the same squirrel girl from doing this after she ''looked once'' at a button.
* [[http://charcole.kyrio.net/?comic=charcole223-ill-take-the-case Shows up]] in ''CharCole'' ''Webcomic/CharCole'' when the professor describes Brian. The button in question plays a recorded message scolding him for touching it.



* [[SherlockHolmes Dr. Watson]] of all people is guilty of it [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20110215.html here.]]
--> '''Holmes''': "Watson! No!!!"
--> '''Watson''': "Ooh! Buttons!"
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', has the [[http://www.egscomics.com/sketchbook.php?id=778 Awkward Button]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/sketchbook.php?id=696 which got pushed]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/sketchbook.php?id=698 several times]].

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* [[SherlockHolmes [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Dr. Watson]] of all people is guilty of it [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20110215.html here.in this fan comic.]]
--> '''Holmes''': "Watson! No!!!"
--> '''Watson''': "Ooh! Buttons!"
-->'''Holmes:''' Watson! No!!!\\
'''Watson:''' Ooh! Buttons!
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', has the [[http://www.egscomics.com/sketchbook.php?id=778 Awkward Button]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/sketchbook.php?id=696 which got gets pushed]] [[http://www.egscomics.com/sketchbook.php?id=698 several times]].



* In the third episode of ''RoosterTeeth'''s ''Minecraft'' series, there's a small button innocuously located on the outskirts of Achievement City. When Michael finds and presses it, Geoff and Gavin can be seen [[FunnyBackgroundEvent quickly backing away from the city square]] shortly before [[spoiler:several hundred blocks of TNT that were hidden under the city detonate, turning the city into a giant crater]].
* A very common theme in ''Machinima/FreemansMind''. Freeman will frequently say variations on this as he recklessly presses any unlabeled button that the player would normally press in-game without question or justification.

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* The red button at a multi-site site, run by Sprint, that says "push now". The old version of the site opened with a USB device [[MundaneMadeAwesome plugging into a computer]]. [[spoiler:It does nothing, and nearly 300,000 people have fallen for it]]. However, now that the site [[http://now.sprint.com/nownetwork/ redirects to this new version]], [[spoiler:over 120,100 people have fallen for the one there]].
* [[http://news.icanhascheezburger.com/2011/04/18/political-pictures-joe-biden-probably-not-a-good-idea/ This]] LOL from Pundit Kitchen.
* In the third episode of ''RoosterTeeth'''s ''Creator/RoosterTeeth'''s ''Minecraft'' series, there's a small button innocuously located on the outskirts of Achievement City. When Michael finds and presses it, Geoff and Gavin can be seen [[FunnyBackgroundEvent quickly backing away from the city square]] shortly before [[spoiler:several hundred blocks of TNT that were hidden under the city detonate, turning the city into a giant crater]].
* A very common theme in ''Machinima/FreemansMind''. Freeman will frequently say variations on this as he recklessly presses any unlabeled button that the player would normally press in-game without question or justification.
crater]].



* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''
** [=Dee Dee=] elevated this to an art form, as this would usually be the last thing Dexter would hear before one of his inventions [[HoistByHisOwnPetard goes awry.]] She sort of Lampshaded it in the episode where Dexter's trying to sleep:
-->'''[=Dee Dee=]:''' I went into your lab... and, I pushed this button...\\

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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''
''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'':
** [=Dee Dee=] elevated [=DeeDee=] elevates this to an art form, as this would usually be the last thing Dexter would hear before one of his inventions [[HoistByHisOwnPetard goes awry.]] She sort of Lampshaded Lampshades it in the episode where Dexter's trying to sleep:
-->'''[=Dee Dee=]:''' -->'''[=DeeDee=]:''' I went into your lab... and, I pushed this button...\\



'''[=Dee Dee=]:''' I think it's really serious this time... ''(cut to self-destruct device counting down)''
** He once deliberately invoked it when his new supercomputer had [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters turned against him]].

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'''[=Dee Dee=]:''' '''[=DeeDee=]:''' I think it's really serious this time... ''(cut ''[cut to self-destruct device counting down)''
down]''
** He once deliberately invoked invokes it when his new supercomputer had has [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters turned against him]].



** This is the attitude that Darkwing approached the [[WaveMotionGun Ramrod]] with in the {{pilot}}. He was deliberately trying to disable it or at least break it -- he ended up [[ExplosiveOverclocking overloading it]]. The explosion was visible from miles and miles away.

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** This is the attitude that Darkwing approached approaches the [[WaveMotionGun Ramrod]] with in the {{pilot}}. He was is deliberately trying to disable it or at least break it -- he ended ends up [[ExplosiveOverclocking overloading it]]. The explosion was is visible from miles and miles away.



-->'''Gosalyn:''' What else does it do?\\

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-->'''Gosalyn:''' --->'''Gosalyn:''' What else does it do?\\



'''Gosalyn:''' Why not? ''(presses the button anyway)''

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'''Gosalyn:''' Why not? ''(presses ''[presses the button anyway)''anyway]''



** Ron Stoppable. One major example is in ''[[TheMovie A Sitch in Time]]'' where by foolishly pressing the dangerous button he destroyed an evil giant monkey statue.
*** Who can forget time time Ron got into the control room of a powerful laser beam, and proceeded to call it a precision instrument, before repeatedly pushing every button and lever on it, intentionally overloading it.

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** Ron Stoppable. One major example is in ''[[TheMovie A Sitch in Time]]'' where by foolishly pressing the dangerous button he destroyed destroys an evil giant monkey statue.
*** ** Who can forget time time Ron got into the control room of a powerful laser beam, and proceeded proceeds to call it a precision instrument, before repeatedly pushing every button and lever on it, intentionally overloading it.



* When Batman and the Joker team up in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', the Joker asks this about every button in the Batmobile.[[note]]It might well be a CastingGag, since the Joker's VA, Jeff Bennett, was also the dad on ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory.''[[/note]] Finally, when Batman warns him to ''especially'' [[BriarPatching not push the big red button]], the Joker does, getting sprayed with sleep gas as a consequence. Even better, he does it ''twice.'' Bruce smirks at the second one.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'':
**
When Batman and the Joker team up in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', up, the Joker asks this about every button in the Batmobile.[[note]]It might well be a CastingGag, since the Joker's VA, Jeff Bennett, was also the dad on ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory.''[[/note]] Finally, when Batman warns him to ''especially'' [[BriarPatching not push the big red button]], the Joker does, getting sprayed with sleep gas as a consequence. Even better, he does it ''twice.'' Bruce smirks at the second one.



-->'''Jimmy''': Oooh, what's this do?
-->''(Jimmy presses the button, which launches a missile that blows up a large observatory on a nearby hill)''
-->'''Dr. Scientist''': Apparently it destroys my house...

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-->'''Jimmy''': -->'''Jimmy:''' Oooh, what's this do?
-->''(Jimmy
do?\\
''[Jimmy
presses the button, which launches a missile that blows up a large observatory on a nearby hill)''
-->'''Dr. Scientist''':
hill]''\\
'''Dr. Scientist:'''
Apparently it destroys my house...



'''Stimpy:''' NO I CAN'T! ''(pushes button)''\\

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'''Stimpy:''' NO I CAN'T! ''(pushes button)''\\''[pushes button]''\\



* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' had this exchange (although it might have been more panic than curiosity):

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' had this ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': This exchange (although it might have been more panic than curiosity):



* The WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon "Lighter Than Hare" has Bugs' robot facing off against Yosemite Sam Of Outer Space's robot:
-->(''all lines delivered stiltedly robotic'')
-->'''Bugs robot:''' Eh, what's up, doc?
-->'''Sam's robot:''' I'll show you what's up. (''pulls ray gun'') You're coming with me.
-->'''Bugs robot:''' I'll go with you on one condition. That you don't press this button. (''points to button on body frame'')
-->'''Sam's robot:''' Oh, yeah? No Earth robot is going to tell me what button to press. I'm a-pressin'!
-->(''presses button; gets clobbered by forward-plunging mallet'')
* Bertie Mouse in the [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Warner Bros.]] cartoon "House-Hunting Mice" (the last button he presses causes him and Hubie to be taken to the cleaners by the house's remote-controlled units):
-->'''Bertie:''' (''sing-song'') I get to push the next button! I get to push the next button!

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* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'':
**
The WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon "Lighter Than Hare" has Bugs' robot facing off against Yosemite Sam Of of Outer Space's robot:
-->(''all --->''[all lines delivered stiltedly robotic'')
-->'''Bugs
robotic]''\\
'''Bugs
robot:''' Eh, what's up, doc?
-->'''Sam's
doc?\\
'''Sam's
robot:''' I'll show you what's up. (''pulls ''[pulls ray gun'') gun]'' You're coming with me.
-->'''Bugs
me.\\
'''Bugs
robot:''' I'll go with you on one condition. That you don't press this button. (''points ''[points to button on body frame'')
-->'''Sam's
frame]''\\
'''Sam's
robot:''' Oh, yeah? No Earth robot is going to tell me what button to press. I'm a-pressin'!
-->(''presses
a-pressin'!\\
''[presses
button; gets clobbered by forward-plunging mallet'')
*
mallet]''
**
Bertie Mouse in the [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Warner Bros.]] Bros. cartoon "House-Hunting Mice" (the last button he presses causes him and Hubie to be taken to the cleaners by the house's remote-controlled units):
-->'''Bertie:''' (''sing-song'') --->'''Bertie:''' ''[sing-song]'' I get to push the next button! I get to push the next button!
** The WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck / WesternAnimation/ElmerFudd cartoon "Design for Leaving": Don't ever pwess the wed
button!



* The [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Daffy Duck / Elmer Fudd]] cartoon "Design For Leaving": Don't ever pwess the wed button!



-->''Do you know the button song?''
-->''The button song?''
-->''The button song?''
-->''When you play the button song''
-->''You find out what goes wrong!''

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-->''Do you know the button song?''
-->''The
song?\\
The
button song?''
-->''The
song?\\
The
button song?''
-->''When
song?\\
When
you play the button song''
-->''You
song\\
You
find out what goes wrong!''



* The annals of IT horror are rife with tales of clueless bosses/interns/contractors who simply could not resist pressing the [[BigRedButton big red emergency shutdown button]].
** And that's when you're lucky and [[http://foldoc.org/molly-guard they don't bring their kids to work]].

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* The annals of IT horror are rife with tales of clueless bosses/interns/contractors who simply could not resist pressing the [[BigRedButton big red emergency shutdown button]].
**
button]]. And that's when you're lucky and [[http://foldoc.org/molly-guard they don't bring their kids to work]].



* A milder, but still embarrassing example are these countless examples of kids in schools and college pushing the button of the fire-alarm that instantly calls the firemen. (said buttons are usually [[BigRedButton red]])
** Which is why most fire alarm buttons are now encased behind glass, which you have to break in order to set off the alarm.

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* A milder, but still embarrassing example are these countless examples of kids in schools and college pushing the button of the fire-alarm that instantly calls the firemen. firemen (said buttons are usually [[BigRedButton red]])
**
red]]). Which is why most fire alarm buttons are now encased behind glass, which you have to break in order to set off the alarm.



29th Jul '16 1:02:34 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Beware! DangerouslyGenreSavvy villains may leave them lying out in the open as SchmuckBait...

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Beware! DangerouslyGenreSavvy Savvy villains may leave them lying out in the open as SchmuckBait...



* ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'': Played with, in a way that suggests that the crew's GeniusDitz weapon specialist is more GenreSavvy than he might at first appear.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TitanAE'': Played with, in a way that suggests that the crew's GeniusDitz weapon specialist is more GenreSavvy savvy than he might at first appear.



* Beat, from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'': "Yo, you show me a button, and I want to push it." To which [[GenreSavvy Neku]] replies "They design traps like this with you in mind..." (What does it do? [[spoiler:Nothing, unless you've solved the puzzle; if you have, the box opens, granting you a key needed to get past a barrier and progress.]])

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* Beat, from ''VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou'': "Yo, you show me a button, and I want to push it." To which [[GenreSavvy Neku]] Neku replies "They design traps like this with you in mind..." (What does it do? [[spoiler:Nothing, unless you've solved the puzzle; if you have, the box opens, granting you a key needed to get past a barrier and progress.]])



* {{Subverted}} by the GenreSavvy Jyrras in [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_362.php this]] ''DMFA'' strip.

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* {{Subverted}} by the GenreSavvy Jyrras in [[http://www.missmab.com/Comics/Vol_362.php this]] ''DMFA'' strip.
16th Jul '16 10:51:15 PM kenyastarflight
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* Said (or rather, sung) almost word for word in ''WebAnimation/DumbWaysToDie''. [[spoiler: In this case, causes an EarthShatteringKaboom]]
3rd Jun '16 3:48:38 AM Viira
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* Mentioned in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' with the right party-members on Noveria where there is a button which sets off a deadly Neutron purge. Kaidan will actually mention that it's always a good idea to RTFM before pressing any buttons, to Liara's confusion.
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' there's a random button on Sur'Kesh that Shepard can repeatedly press, with no effect other than causing a nearby salarian to get incredibly annoyed. Eventually, the salarian informs Shepard that if their so enamoured with that button, they should get their ''own'' feces analyser.

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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
**
Mentioned in ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' with the right party-members on Noveria where there is a button which sets off a deadly Neutron purge. Kaidan will actually mention that it's always a good idea to RTFM before pressing any buttons, to Liara's confusion.
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' there's a random button on Sur'Kesh that Shepard can repeatedly press, with no effect other than causing a nearby salarian to get incredibly annoyed. Eventually, the salarian informs Shepard that if their they're so enamoured with that button, they should get their ''own'' feces analyser.
10th May '16 8:25:02 PM Dravencour
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[[caption-width-right:350:'''''DEE-DEEEEEEEEEEEE!'''''

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[[caption-width-right:350:'''''DEE-DEEEEEEEEEEEE!'''''
[[caption-width-right:350:'''''DEE-DEEEEEEEEEEEE!''''']]
10th May '16 8:24:51 PM Dravencour
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[[caption-width-right:350:'''''DEE-DEEEEEEEEEEEE!'''''
9th May '16 2:49:42 AM anza_sb
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* Parodied in ''WebAnimation/{{asdfmovie}}1'', with the Pointless Button. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnThe
Tin The button is pointless]].

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* Parodied in ''WebAnimation/{{asdfmovie}}1'', with the Pointless Button. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnThe
Tin
[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The button is pointless]].
9th May '16 2:49:03 AM anza_sb
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* Parodied in ''WebAnimation/{{asdfmovie}}1'', with the Pointless Button. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnThe
Tin The button is pointless]].
** Again in ''asdfmovie9''.
-->'''Guy''': Ooh, I wonder what this one does.
-->(clicks button)
-->'''Guy''': Oh, I'm gay now. Huh.
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