Created By: MisterTimor on November 23, 2012 Last Edited By: MisterTimor on December 13, 2012
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Funny Terrain Cross-Section

A terrain cross-section with funny objects and/or fossils buried in

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I can't believe we don't have this one.

It's when we see a lateral cross-section of a terrain (mostly in comic books and strips) which has all kind of fossils, aliens, treasures or crazy objects scattered in for the sake of fun. Somewhat related to Funny Background Event.

Rolling Updates when possible. Alternate name: Funny Underground Event (?)

Anime and Manga

Live-Action TV
  • A Monty Python skit where a buried casket is shown next to multiple other buried caskets in a cemetery who all form a bickering community of the dead.

Web Comics

Western Animation

Video Games
  • The Magic School Bus Explores Inside the Earth had the bus drill from one area to another using these as loading screens.
  • XGen Studio's Web Game MotherLoad mostly takes place below the surface of Mars. Underground objects include religious artifacts, dinosaur bones, Martian skeletons and treasure chests.
  • Plants vs. Zombies uses this as an easter egg and achievements screen. If one were to scroll down far enough, they would not only see references to other games Pop Cap Entertainment made (Like BeJeweled and Peggle), but it will eventually culminate in an upside-down picture of zombies in China.

More examples please.
Community Feedback Replies: 9
  • November 23, 2012
    m8e
  • November 24, 2012
    Arivne
    This has been on YKTTW at least twice before (once it was limited to just dinosaur bones), but never launched. <sigh>

    Maybe the third time will be the charm.

    Video Games
    • XGen Studio's Web Game MotherLoad mostly takes place below the surface of Mars. Underground objects include religious artifacts, dinosaur bones, Martian skeletons and treasure chests.

    Western Animation
    • Filmation's Adventures of Superboy shorts, which were part of The New Adventures Of Superman show. In one episode Superboy travels underground and the audience sees dinosaur skeletons in cross section.
  • November 24, 2012
    Lumpenprole
    A Monty Python skit where a buried casket is shown next to multiple other buried caskets in a cemetery who all form a bickering community of the dead.

  • November 28, 2012
    HeartOfAnAstronaut
    What happens in the Click and Drag xkcd comment? I have a crappy trackpad but I'm curious.
  • November 28, 2012
    Lumpenprole
    ^a GIGANTIC map with lots of funny scenes including a veritable labrynth underground. Someone figured out that if it was printable at screen scale it would over a hundred feet long.
  • November 28, 2012
    StarSword
    Video Games
    • The Magic School Bus Explores Inside the Earth had the bus drill from one area to another using these as loading screens.
  • December 8, 2012
    MrRuano
    • Plants Vs Zombies uses this as an easter egg and achievements screen. If one were to scroll down far enough, they would not only see references to other games Pop Cap Entertainment made (Like BeJeweled and Peggle), but it will eventually culminate in an upside-down picture of zombies in China.
  • December 12, 2012
    SharleeD
    The name isn't very specific. Right now, it could refer to anything from tree rings to anatomical diagrams.
  • December 12, 2012
    StarSword
    Funny Terrain Cross Section? Or possibly allow other types of cross-sections to avoid MSS.

    Also, somebody needs to fix the Simpsons example.
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