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11th Apr '16 9:35:32 PM aye_amber
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* A particualarly sadistic version appears in ''[[Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaProjectHorizons Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons]]''. When triggered, a booby-trapped jack-in-the-box springs open and drops three grenades. The grenades are duds; the ''real'' bomb is the jack-in-the-box itself, which explodes several seconds ''after'' the expected grenade blast.

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* A particualarly particularly sadistic version appears in ''[[Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaProjectHorizons Fallout Equestria: Project Horizons]]''. ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaProjectHorizons.'' When triggered, a booby-trapped jack-in-the-box springs open and drops three grenades. The grenades are duds; the ''real'' bomb is the jack-in-the-box itself, which explodes several seconds ''after'' the expected grenade blast.



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* An inadvertent example: the Joker's famous hospital-demolition scene from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' in which he attempts to do an UnflinchingWalk to the getaway bus while the hospital implodes behind him, which turns into black comedy when midway through, the explosions suddenly stop. The scene was synchronized around the actual demolition of an old Brach's candy factory in that part of Chicago. It's heavily debated whether this was a RealLife case of "Where's the Kaboom" or if Creator/ChristopherNolan just decided not to tell Creator/HeathLedger that there would be a pause in the explosions, or if Heath Ledger just didn't tell anyone what he planned to do. Without once breaking character, Ledger flung up his arms and fiddled around with the detonator for a few seconds until the explosions re-started... and then [[OhCrap he started running]].
** Played straight in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', when Commissioner Gordon disrupts the radio detonator [[spoiler:as Miranda Tate [[MotiveRant reveals herself]] to be Talia Al G'hul and attempts to destroy Gotham City]].

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* An inadvertent example: the Joker's famous hospital-demolition scene from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' in which he attempts to do an UnflinchingWalk to the getaway bus while the hospital implodes behind him, which turns into black comedy when midway through, the explosions suddenly stop. The scene was synchronized around the actual demolition of an old Brach's candy factory in that part of Chicago. It's heavily debated whether this was a RealLife case of "Where's the Kaboom" or if Creator/ChristopherNolan just decided not to tell Creator/HeathLedger that there would be a pause in the explosions, or if Heath Ledger just didn't tell anyone what he planned to do. Without once breaking character, Ledger flung up his arms and fiddled around with the detonator for a few seconds until the explosions re-started... and And then [[OhCrap he started running]].
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** Played straight in ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises,'' when Commissioner Gordon disrupts the radio detonator [[spoiler:as Miranda Tate [[MotiveRant reveals herself]] to be Talia Al G'hul and attempts to destroy Gotham City]].
22nd Mar '16 8:41:27 PM TVRulezAgain
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* It happens in an episode of ''TheCloneWars'', when Heavy is forced to stay behind ad blow up the outpost to warn the Republic of Grievous's approach.

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* It happens in an episode of ''TheCloneWars'', ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'', when Heavy is forced to stay behind ad blow up the outpost to warn the Republic of Grievous's approach.



** He's more aggravated then disappointed, [[PetTheDog having spent the entire day doing stuff with Spongebob to make his last day alive enjoyable.]]

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** He's more aggravated then disappointed, [[PetTheDog having spent the entire day doing stuff with Spongebob to make his last day alive enjoyable.]]



** It's soon revealed that Spongebob didn't explode because [[spoiler:he never ate the pie, but rather he was saving it to share it with Squidward later. Then he tripped and accidently dropped the pie on Squidward's face. THEN the explosion happened]].

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** It's soon revealed that Spongebob didn't explode because [[spoiler:he never ate the pie, but rather he was saving it to share it with Squidward later. Then he tripped and accidently accidentally dropped the pie on Squidward's face. THEN the explosion happened]].
17th Mar '16 8:39:35 AM valozzy
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->''"[[TropeNamer Where's the kaboom]]? There was supposed to be an EarthShatteringKaboom!"''
--> -- '''Marvin the Martian''', ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''

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->''"[[TropeNamer Where's ->''"Where's the kaboom]]? kaboom? There was supposed to be an EarthShatteringKaboom!"''
Earth-shattering kaboom!"''
--> -- '''Marvin '''[[TropeNamer Marvin the Martian''', Martian]]''', ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes''
14th Feb '16 10:48:49 AM ngh93
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* A similar situation involving ''walking the plank'' happens in the DisneyAdaptation of PeterPan. Out of sight of the pirates, Pan rescues Wendy before she hits the water, and a CaptainObvious crewman remarks that there was no splash. Captain Hook seems annoyed at the insistence that there ''must'' be a splash when someone walks the plank, so he throws said crewman overboard to create one.

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* A similar situation involving ''walking the plank'' happens in the DisneyAdaptation of PeterPan.''Disney/PeterPan''. Out of sight of the pirates, Pan rescues Wendy before she hits the water, and a CaptainObvious crewman remarks that there was no splash. Captain Hook seems annoyed at the insistence that there ''must'' be a splash when someone walks the plank, so he throws said crewman overboard to create one.
8th Feb '16 12:44:34 PM Prfnoff
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* In Ernest Hemingway's ''For Whom the Bell Tolls,'' [[spoiler: Pablo throws the detonators into a river, forcing one of the other guerillas to die while manually setting them off (HeroicSacrifice).]]

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* In Ernest Hemingway's ''For Whom the Bell Tolls,'' ''Literature/ForWhomTheBellTolls'', [[spoiler: Pablo throws the detonators into a river, forcing one of the other guerillas to die while manually setting them off (HeroicSacrifice).]]
7th Feb '16 8:14:01 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', Mac and Charlie try to fake their deaths by exploding a car. First they run it into a wall, but it doesn't explode. Then they go to a pawn shop and buy a gun and a grenade. They toss the grenade into the car expecting a mammoth explosion, but it releases little more than a puff of smoke. Thoroughly disappointed, Mac does some poppers and tries shooting the gas tank, but even that does nothing. They ultimately give up, reasoning that the damage is enough to convince everyone that they were vaporized.

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* In ''ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'', Mac and Charlie try to fake their deaths by exploding a car. First they run it into a wall, but it doesn't explode. Then they go to a pawn shop and buy a gun and a grenade. They toss the grenade into the car expecting a mammoth explosion, but it releases little more than a puff of smoke. Thoroughly disappointed, Mac does some poppers and tries shooting the gas tank, but even that does nothing. They ultimately give up, reasoning that the damage is enough to convince everyone that they were vaporized.
23rd Jan '16 4:23:57 PM henry42
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* An inadvertent example: the Joker's famous hospital-demolition scene from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' in which he attempts to do an UnflinchingWalk to the getaway bus while the hospital implodes behind him, which turns into black comedy when midway through, the explosions suddenly stop. The scene was synchronized around the actual demolition of an old Brach's candy factory in that part of Chicago. It's heavily debated whether this was a RealLife case of "Where's the Kaboom" or if Creator/ChristopherNolan just decided not to tell Creator/HeathLedger that there would be a pause in the explosions, or if Heath Ledger just didn't tell anyone what he planned to do. Without once breaking character, Ledger flung up his arms and fiddled around with the detonator for a few seconds until the explosions re-started... and then [[EnforcedMethodActing he started running]].

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* An inadvertent example: the Joker's famous hospital-demolition scene from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' in which he attempts to do an UnflinchingWalk to the getaway bus while the hospital implodes behind him, which turns into black comedy when midway through, the explosions suddenly stop. The scene was synchronized around the actual demolition of an old Brach's candy factory in that part of Chicago. It's heavily debated whether this was a RealLife case of "Where's the Kaboom" or if Creator/ChristopherNolan just decided not to tell Creator/HeathLedger that there would be a pause in the explosions, or if Heath Ledger just didn't tell anyone what he planned to do. Without once breaking character, Ledger flung up his arms and fiddled around with the detonator for a few seconds until the explosions re-started... and then [[EnforcedMethodActing [[OhCrap he started running]].
23rd Jan '16 4:14:30 PM henry42
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** In ''Destination Moon'', Captain Haddock puts a firecracker under Calculus's chair in an attempt to shock him out of his EasyAmnesia. He and Tintin wait outside for a while, but don't hear it go off. Captain Haddock, thinking that the fuse has gone out, goes back in to see what happened. Tintin tries to warn him that it's still smoking, but it's too late. The explosion covers Captain Haddock in soot, but leaves Calculus completely unfazed.

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** In ''Destination Moon'', Captain Haddock puts a firecracker under Calculus's chair in an attempt to shock him out of his EasyAmnesia. He and Tintin wait outside for a while, but don't hear it go off. Captain Haddock, thinking that the fuse has gone out, goes back in to see what happened. Tintin tries to warn him that it's still smoking, but it's too late. The explosion [[AshFace covers Captain Haddock in soot, soot]], but leaves Calculus completely unfazed.
14th Jan '16 2:22:01 PM Dravencour
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->''"[[TropeNamer Where's the kaboom]]? There was supposed to be an Earth-shattering kaboom!"''

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->''"[[TropeNamer Where's the kaboom]]? There was supposed to be an Earth-shattering kaboom!"''EarthShatteringKaboom!"''
23rd Dec '15 4:16:54 AM TheUsualSuspect
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* An inadvertent example: the Joker's famous hospital-demolition scene from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' in which he attempts to do an UnflinchingWalk to the getaway bus while the hospital implodes behind him, which turns into black comedy when midway through, the explosions suddenly stop. The scene was synchronized around the actual demolition of an old Brach's candy factory in that part of Chicago. It's heavily debated whether this was a RealLife case of "Where's the Kaboom" or if Creator/ChristopherNolan just decided not to tell Creator/HeathLedger that there would be a pause in the explosions, or if he just didn't tell anyone what he planned to do. Without once breaking character, Ledger flung up his arms and fiddled around with the detonator for a few seconds until the explosions re-started... and then [[EnforcedMethodActing he started running]].

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* An inadvertent example: the Joker's famous hospital-demolition scene from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' in which he attempts to do an UnflinchingWalk to the getaway bus while the hospital implodes behind him, which turns into black comedy when midway through, the explosions suddenly stop. The scene was synchronized around the actual demolition of an old Brach's candy factory in that part of Chicago. It's heavily debated whether this was a RealLife case of "Where's the Kaboom" or if Creator/ChristopherNolan just decided not to tell Creator/HeathLedger that there would be a pause in the explosions, or if he Heath Ledger just didn't tell anyone what he planned to do. Without once breaking character, Ledger flung up his arms and fiddled around with the detonator for a few seconds until the explosions re-started... and then [[EnforcedMethodActing he started running]].
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