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7th Jul '17 10:22:04 PM Drakkenmensch
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* ''Film/MazesAndMonsters'' was a movie made to illustrate to parents the dangers of DungeonsAndDragons and how it could drive kids insane, to commit murder and then suicide. It was entirely based on an urban legend. There are quite a few accounts of active Dungeons and Dragons players who credit this movie for ''discovering the game'', as they were not aware that it existed until this movie got their parents to warn them of its dangers and [[ForbiddenFruit willfully seek out what sounded like an exciting adventure.]]

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* ''Film/MazesAndMonsters'' was a movie made to illustrate to parents the dangers of DungeonsAndDragons and how it could drive kids insane, to commit murder and then suicide. It was entirely based on an urban legend. There are quite a few accounts of active Dungeons and Dragons players who credit this movie for ''discovering the game'', as they were not aware that it existed until this movie got their parents to [[DontDoThisCoolThing warn them of its dangers dangers]] and [[ForbiddenFruit willfully seek out what sounded like an exciting adventure.]]
7th Jul '17 10:16:01 PM Drakkenmensch
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* ''Film/MazesAndMonsters'' was a movie made to illustrate to parents the dangers of DungeonsAndDragons and how it could drive kids insane, to commit murder and then suicide. It was entirely based on an urban legend. There are quite a few accounts of active Dungeons and Dragons players who credit this movie for ''discovering the game'', as they were not aware that it existed until this movie got their parents to warn them of its dangers and [[ForbiddenFruit willfully seek out what sounded like an exciting adventure.]]
7th Jul '17 10:07:54 PM Drakkenmensch
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* Kryten of ''Series/RedDwarf'', being an android, does this a lot.
-->'''Kryten:''' ...Oh. Wait a minute. No. My brain is part-organic, and therefore it is entirely possible for the machine to transmogrify my physical condition. Engaging panic circuits. Panic circuits engaged.(Cries)
30th Jun '17 4:53:51 PM Geoduck
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* The outdoor humorist Creator/PatrickMcManus wrote on more than one occasion about the proper way to panic upon discovering you are hopelessly lost in the woods. He even invented the Modified Stationary Panic, which is standing firmly in place while you scream and jump up and down. This avoids the danger of getting even ''more'' lost or seriously injured if you go with the more traditional "running-blindly" panic.
18th Jun '17 1:27:50 AM JackG
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* From ''TheSimpsons'':
** One episode features a hidden media conspiracy to actually release a disease and do reports on it blaming the imminent outbreak on cats.
** In "Homer the Vigilante", Kent Brockman's initial report on the string of cat burglaries ends with him asking a professor if the town should panic. He nonchalantly agrees that they should. Later, Kent brings in the same professor after a large number of townspeople start searching for the cat burglar's loot.
-->'''Kent Brockman:''' Hordes of panicky people seem to be evacuating the town for some unknown reason. Professor, without knowing precisely what the danger is, would you say it's time for our viewers to crack each other's heads open and feast on the goo inside?
-->'''Professor:''' Mmm, yes I would, Kent.
18th Jun '17 1:23:54 AM JackG
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''. Along with the page quote from "The Smoking Peanut", there's "Wormy" where [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick stir Bikini Bottom into a frenzy when they start warning people about a monster (actually a butterfly).
-->'''Patrick:''' Attention, Bikini Bottom! There's a big, scary monster that's going to eat you!
** Also in the episode "Krab Borg", after Squidward learns that robots have "taken over the navy",
-->'''Squidward:''' Attention everyone, run for your lives! Robots have taken over the world!\\
''[[{{Beat}} Fishes blink.]]''\\
'''Squidward:''' OUR WORLD!!\\
''crowd proceeds to panic''
* The parents in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', frequently.
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18th Jun '17 1:20:17 AM JackG
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the final episode of ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' - after [[spoiler:Megabyte's return]], Mike the TV urges everyone in Mainframe to "panic as only you know how to do!" [[spoiler:It turns out this is actually Megabyte in disguise - all part of his plan to trap the guardians.]]
* From ''Comet Kermillian'' in ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', we get this gem:
-->'''Phineas:''' Can I have everyone's attention? Please don't panic. We're experiencing technical difficulties. Calmly head towards the exit in a calm, orderly--\\
''A large chunk of structure falls right behind him.''\\
''[[{{Beat}} Phineas glances at the fallen rock.]]''\\
'''Phineas:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Okay, now you can panic.]]
* The parents in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' usually.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''. Along with the page quote from "The Smoking Peanut", there's "Wormy" where [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick stir Bikini Bottom into a frenzy when they start warning people about a monster (actually a butterfly).
-->'''Patrick:''' Attention, Bikini Bottom! There's a big, scary monster that's going to eat you!
** Also in the episode "Krab Borg", after Squidward learns that robots have "taken over the navy",
-->'''Squidward:''' Attention everyone, run for your lives! Robots have taken over the world!\\
''[[{{Beat}} Fishes blink.]]''\\
'''Squidward:''' OUR WORLD!!\\
''crowd proceeds to panic''
* From ''TheSimpsons'':
** One episode features a hidden media conspiracy to actually release a disease and do reports on it blaming the imminent outbreak on cats.
** In "Homer the Vigilante", Kent Brockman's initial report on the string of cat burglaries ends with him asking a professor if the town should panic. He nonchalantly agrees that they should. Later, Kent brings in the same professor after a large number of townspeople start searching for the cat burglar's loot.
-->'''Kent Brockman:''' Hordes of panicky people seem to be evacuating the town for some unknown reason. Professor, without knowing precisely what the danger is, would you say it's time for our viewers to crack each other's heads open and feast on the goo inside?
-->'''Professor:''' Mmm, yes I would, Kent.
* Invoked by Pinkie Pie in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E20ItsAboutTime It's About Time]]," when Cerberus shows up in Ponyville.
-->'''Cerberus:''' ROAR!!!\\
'''Pinkie Pie:''' Okay everypony, follow my lead. ''AAAAHHHHHHHH!''
** Also invoked by her earlier in the same episode, [[CloudCuckoolander seemingly just because she could.]]
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'','Tower of Terror', when [[BlackoutBasement Penfold is walking in the dark]] [[ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes with only his eyes visible,]] when a [[OhCrap terrifying monkey thing appears next to him.]]
-->'''Penfold:''' Ooh, crumbs! good thing I know what to do... PANIC! ''(runs away)''
* From ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'':
-->'''Numbuh 86:''' Troops, initiate plan X-11!
-->'''Troops:''' Yes sir! (all start run around screaming)
* In "Happy Birthday, Dog!" on ''WesternAnimation/WordWorld'', Duck calls for everybody to panic after they drop the cake and the letters fall apart. Pig, however, is the voice of reason, reminding them that they still have all the letters, so they can still build the word.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'': in the RecycledInSpace episode ''Black Hole'', Ren and Stimpy's ship is being sucked into [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a black hole]] and all their attempts to escape it fail.
-->'''Ren:''' Our shipboard computer suggests one last alternative.
-->'''Flashing computer screen:''' START SCREAMING
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18th Jun '17 1:19:12 AM JackG
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* In the ending for the ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' DLC, [=GLaDOS=], upon seeing that the invader is in fact the bird, starts panicking and tells her robots to forget their training and flee.
* In ''VideoGame/CrashTwinsanity'', after removing Dr. Neo Cortex's brain and using it as a ball, Victor said that "This is the part where you run away screaming." Also cue Moritz doing a "go away" gesture to Cortex, before he did just so.
* Parodied with a post for ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' on [[https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/819764804600598528 Nintendo's Twitter account]], about Bowser and Peach ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous getting]] [[UnholyMatrimony married]]''.
--> You are cordially invited...to PANIC!

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* In A cliche at Website/{{Fark}}. Submitted headlines for ridiculous scaremongering stories usually include the ending for line [[http://www.fark.com/farq/farkisms.shtml#EVERYBODY_PANIC.21 EVERYBODY PANIC]] at the ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' DLC, [=GLaDOS=], upon seeing that end.
* "You gonna die! Mad-Bird-Cow-Flu Disease gonna kill ya!" -- [[http://ranting-gryphon.com/Audio/Audio.htm 2,
the invader is in fact the bird, starts panicking and tells her robots Ranting Gryphon]] ''News'' rant. (NSFW due to forget their training and flee.
* In ''VideoGame/CrashTwinsanity'', after removing Dr. Neo Cortex's brain and using it as a ball, Victor said that "This is the part where you run away screaming." Also cue Moritz doing a "go away" gesture to Cortex, before he did just so.
{{Cluster F Bomb}}s)
* Parodied with a post by Website/CollegeHumor [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XTwWqzKeXc&ob=av3e here.]] Set to Music/{{REM}}'s "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)", they showcase basically every ratings-driven media panic frenzy of the past 10-15 years, including [[MillenniumBug Y2K]], [[MayanDoomsday 2012]], [[PostPeakOil Peak Oil]], terrorist attacks, GlobalWarming, and the imminent ZombieApocalypse, RobotWar, and AlienInvasion.
* The Blog/ScarfolkCouncil would like to remind you that the small humanoids living in your home and eating your food may not be your children, that the tall humanoids who live in your house and feed you may not be your parents, and that foreigners may be stealing your thoughts, so you should [[BigBrotherIsWatching surrender them to the Scarfolk Council
for ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' on [[https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/819764804600598528 Nintendo's Twitter account]], about Bowser and Peach ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotHeinous getting]] [[UnholyMatrimony married]]''.
--> You are cordially invited...to PANIC!
safe keeping]].



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* In ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'', we see George tell himself not to panic, then [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/030918c reason himself into doing so]]. (Later, facing an unknown danger, he [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/040405c complains]] that he can't panic properly.)
* Lampooned in [[http://chainsawsuit.com/comic/2011/02/15/panic-zone/ this]] ''Webcomic/{{Chainsawsuit}}''.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* A cliche at Website/{{Fark}}. Submitted headlines for ridiculous scaremongering stories usually include the line [[http://www.fark.com/farq/farkisms.shtml#EVERYBODY_PANIC.21 EVERYBODY PANIC]] at the end.
* "You gonna die! Mad-Bird-Cow-Flu Disease gonna kill ya!" -- [[http://ranting-gryphon.com/Audio/Audio.htm 2, the Ranting Gryphon]] ''News'' rant. (NSFW due to {{Cluster F Bomb}}s)
* Parodied by Website/CollegeHumor [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XTwWqzKeXc&ob=av3e here.]] Set to Music/{{REM}}'s "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)", they showcase basically every ratings-driven media panic frenzy of the past 10-15 years, including [[MillenniumBug Y2K]], [[MayanDoomsday 2012]], [[PostPeakOil Peak Oil]], terrorist attacks, GlobalWarming, and the imminent ZombieApocalypse, RobotWar, and AlienInvasion.
* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' season 9, the Reds in the simulated Blood Gulch inside the capture unit are facing a number of things that could kill them.
-->'''Sarge:''' ThisIsNoTimeToPanic!
-->'''Simmons:''' Sir, the world is shaking apart, the ground is opening up to swallow us, and we're holding a bomb that will wipe us all out before any of that happens. I submit to you that if there is a time to panic, ''this is that time.''
* The Blog/ScarfolkCouncil would like to remind you that the small humanoids living in your home and eating your food may not be your children, that the tall humanoids who live in your house and feed you may not be your parents, and that foreigners may be stealing your thoughts, so you should [[BigBrotherIsWatching surrender them to the Scarfolk Council for safe keeping]].
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18th Jun '17 1:12:22 AM JackG
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'', after the first sighting of Boo, a professorial looking monster appears on TV, seemingly to calm people down. He then tells the audience "It is my professional opinion that now is the time to '''PANIC!!'''"
* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': During the escape from the Cave of Wonders, Aladdin tries to tell Abu that ThisIsNoTimeToPanic ... then sees the next obstacle up ahead and moans, "Start panicking."
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'': As Tai Lung is effortlessly destroying every barrier that Vachir and his men made to prevent him from escaping, Zeng continually asks to run away, while Vachir just laughs at his cowardice. After Tai Lung gets past the [[SelfDestructMechanism last ditch defense]]...
-->'''Zeng''': Can we run now?
-->'''Vachir''': ''[Sobs in terror]'' Yes.
* During ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf'', Timon and Pumbaa are walking through a ravine, when they see a wildebeest stampede approaching. They give each other a quick glance.
-->'''Pumbaa:''' Shall we run for our lives?
-->'''Timon:''' Oh yes, let's.
-->'''Both: ''AAAAHHHHHH!'''''
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* In ''Film/AirplaneIITheSequel'', when Elaine announces to the passengers of the shuttle that they're out of coffee and a riot breaks out, the sign changes from "Don't Panic" to "OK, Panic."



-->Gentlemen, time to spread the word. And the word is ''panic''.
* In ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', when spiders announce the truce is over, Ron asks whether they may panic now.

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-->Gentlemen, -->"Gentlemen, time to spread the word. And the word is ''panic''.
* In ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', when spiders announce the truce is over, Ron asks whether they may panic now.
''panic''."



* "Penny Black Remedy" titled an album "Inhale... Exhale... Ok, Now You Can Panic!".

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* "Penny Black Remedy" titled an album "Inhale... Exhale... Ok, Now You Can Panic!".
18th Jun '17 1:00:10 AM JackG
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* ''Series/TheXFiles'', "[[Recap/TheXFilesS03E12WarOfTheCoprophages War of the Coprophages]]": Scully attempts to control the mob with a [[ShamingTheMob speech]] about how they are giving in to panic. The mob ignores her and creates havoc.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield Battlefield]]", when Ace triggers an alarm in the underwater spaceship that sees them attacked by an energy creature, the Doctor tells her ThisIsNoTimeToPanic. He is promptly knocked off his feet by the creature and amends it to "''Now'' we panic!"



* Kryten from ''Series/RedDwarf'' has a "panic mode" for when the situation turns out to be more serious than he thought it would be.



* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'' episode, "Toto, We're Not in Kansas Anymore", when Lanford is under a [[MassOhCrap threat of a tornado]], Becky tells Roseanne that there was no time for jokes… promptly cue this sarcastic response by the titular character:
-->'''Roseanne''': Yeah, you’re right. Okay, everybody PANIC!
* One of many recurring routines on ''Series/GetSmart'':
-->'''Max:''' Don't panic, 99. Whatever you do, don't panic! [Max calmly assesses the situation] Okay, 99, you can do it.
-->'''99:''' Do what, Max?
-->'''Max:''' Panic!
* ''Series/LawAndOrderUK''. After a defense lawyer announces her intention to present a ludicrous, but still plausible defense:
---> '''George''': Let's not panic. No sane judge would let that get past a hearing. So who did we draw?
---> '''Alesha''': Judge [=DeMarco=]
---> (James winces and groans)
---> '''George''': Oh, God. Let's panic.
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