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* In ''Film/TheMartian'', astronaut Mark Watney who is stuck on Mars quickly gets bored with his isolation and starts hunting for the most fun he can have on an empty, barren planet such as by driving his Rover and filling up his station with 1980s tunes to keep his mind occupied.

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* In ''Film/TheMartian'', astronaut Mark Watney who is stuck on Mars quickly gets bored with his isolation and starts hunting for the most fun he can have on an empty, barren planet such as by driving his Rover and filling up his station with 1980s 1970s tunes to keep his mind occupied.


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* In campaign 2 of WebVideo/CriticalRole, the Mighty Nein have to pursue some bad guys through an underground tunnel into another country, which is a several days long journey. Needless to say, the monotony makes them a little loopy. Methods used to pass the time include singing ’99 bottles of beer’, (attempting to) trip on shrooms, teaching the wizard’s cat familiar to dance, and reading a smutty novel aloud.
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* In campaign 2 of WebVideo/CriticalRole, the Mighty Nein have to pursue some bad guys through an underground tunnel into another country, which is a several days long journey. Needless to say, the monotony makes them a little loopy. Methods used to pass the time include singing ’99 bottles of beer’, (attempting to) trip on shrooms, teaching the wizard’s cat familiar to dance, and reading a smutty novel aloud.
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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} Battletoads (2020)]]'', after the toads are pulled out of the simulation bunker, they're left to get jobs. Zitz and Pimple handle theirs with ease, while Rash is shown handing out stamped papers with a smile that drops down after it's shown his job is handing the papers to a celebrity doing autographs.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} Battletoads (2020)]]'', ''VideoGame/BattleToads2020'', after the toads are pulled out of the simulation bunker, they're left to get jobs. Zitz and Pimple handle theirs with ease, while Rash is shown handing out stamped papers with a smile that drops down after it's shown his job is handing the papers to a celebrity doing autographs.





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* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Battletoads}} Battletoads (2020)]]'', after the toads are pulled out of the simulation bunker, they're left to get jobs. Zitz and Pimple handle theirs with ease, while Rash is shown handing out stamped papers with a smile that drops down after it's shown his job is handing the papers to a celebrity doing autographs.
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** "Dee Dee and the Man"; after Dexter "fires" Dee Dee, we see him repeatedly going through his routine in the lab with manic glee that gradually fades to despair when he starts to miss Dee Dee's antics.

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** "Dee Dee and the Man"; after Dexter "fires" Dee Dee, we see him he repeatedly going goes through his routine in the lab with manic glee that gradually fades to despair when he starts to miss Dee Dee's antics.


* The opening number of ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' is both this and an IWantSong, showing Rapunzel's frustration after being stuck in a tower for her entire life up to that point.

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* The opening number of ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Tangled}}'' is both this and an IWantSong, showing Rapunzel's frustration after being stuck in a tower for her entire life up to that point.


* In ''Film/GoodBurger'', after the opening of rival neighbor Mondo Burger, the crew of Good Burger become idle from a lack of work to do as nobody wants to buy food from them.

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* In ''Film/GoodBurger'', after the opening of rival neighbor Mondo Burger, the crew of Good Burger become idle from a lack of work to do as nobody wants to buy food from them. Only Ed, the CloudCuckoolander who lives in his own little world, isn't bored since he occupies his mind stacking up good burgers into burger towers and sticking fries up his nose.



** A few Krusty Krab episodes such as "Employee of the Month" and "Can You Spare a Dime?" have Squidward reading magazines or counting the suckers on his tentacles whenever there's no customers.

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** A few Krusty Krab episodes such as "Employee of the Month" and "Can You Spare a Dime?" have Squidward reading magazines magazines, sleeping or counting the suckers on his tentacles whenever there's no customers.


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* In ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'', the three employees of Mushnik's flower shop sitting around bored to show a complete lack of business. Then suddenly Audrey gets the idea of Seymour displaying his plant (Audrey 2) out the windows, and cash pours in by customers who feel obligated to fund the store for housing the unique plant, despite how sickly and small the plant was.

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* In ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'', the three employees of Mushnik's flower shop sitting around bored to show a complete lack of business. Then suddenly Audrey gets the idea of Seymour displaying his plant (Audrey 2) out the windows, and cash pours in by customers who feel obligated to fund the store for housing the unique plant, despite how sickly and small the plant was.
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* General Zod and his cohorts easily take over the White House with brutal force in ''Film/SupermanII''. They soon realize that VictoryIsBoring and decide to take down Superman in order to escape their boredom.
* In ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', Peter gets locked in a high-security warehouse and decides to wait until morning and slip out during shift change. Then he [[BlessedWithSuck realizes]] that his [[BulletTime accelerated perception]] makes [[YearInsideHourOutside thirty-seven minutes feel like thirty-seven hours]]. He'd never noticed before because he always had stuff to do.
* In ''Film/GoodBurger'', after the opening of rival neighbor Mondo Burger, the crew of Good Burger become idle from a lack of work to do as nobody wants to buy food from them.

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* General Zod and his cohorts easily take over the White House with brutal force in ''Film/SupermanII''. They soon realize that VictoryIsBoring and decide to take down Superman in order to escape their boredom.
* In ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', Peter gets locked in a high-security warehouse and decides to wait until morning and slip out during shift change. Then he [[BlessedWithSuck realizes]] that his [[BulletTime accelerated perception]] makes [[YearInsideHourOutside thirty-seven minutes feel like thirty-seven hours]]. He'd never noticed before because he always had stuff to do.
* In ''Film/GoodBurger'',
''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' has one when after defeating the opening of rival neighbor Mondo Burger, superhero defending the crew city he wreaked havoc of, Megamind ran out of Good Burger become idle from a lack of work ideas on what to do as nobody wants after looting the city's banks and taking over not really sure of what else to buy food from them.do so he starts staring bored at a dipping bird.


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* In ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'', the three employees of Mushnik's flower shop sitting around bored to show a complete lack of business. Then suddenly Audrey gets the idea of Seymour displaying his plant (Audrey 2) out the windows, and cash pours in by customers who feel obligated to fund the store for housing the unique plant, despite how sickly and small the plant was.
* General Zod and his cohorts easily take over the White House with brutal force in ''Film/SupermanII''. They soon realize that VictoryIsBoring and decide to take down Superman in order to escape their boredom.
* In ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', Peter gets locked in a high-security warehouse and decides to wait until morning and slip out during shift change. Then he [[BlessedWithSuck realizes]] that his [[BulletTime accelerated perception]] makes [[YearInsideHourOutside thirty-seven minutes feel like thirty-seven hours]]. He'd never noticed before because he always had stuff to do.
* In ''Film/GoodBurger'', after the opening of rival neighbor Mondo Burger, the crew of Good Burger become idle from a lack of work to do as nobody wants to buy food from them.
* In ''Film/TheMartian'', astronaut Mark Watney who is stuck on Mars quickly gets bored with his isolation and starts hunting for the most fun he can have on an empty, barren planet such as by driving his Rover and filling up his station with 1980s tunes to keep his mind occupied.
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', "Squidville": Squidward moves into a new neighborhood where everyone has the same interests and hobbies as he does, and gradually gets sick of it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', "Squidville": ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
** "[[Recap/SpongebobSquarepantsS2E6GrandmasKissesSquidville Squidville]]":
Squidward moves into a new neighborhood where everyone has the same interests and hobbies as he does, and gradually gets sick of it.doing the same things every day, as shown in the page image.


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* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Shrek Forever After]]'' has a montage of Shrek getting increasingly agitated and annoyed with the things that go on in his life now that he's settled down with a family. It gets ''so'' redundant and irritating that Shrek regrets ever having a family.

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Shrek Forever After]]'' ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter'' has a montage of Shrek getting increasingly agitated and annoyed with the things that go on in his life now that he's settled down with a family. It gets ''so'' redundant and irritating that Shrek regrets ever having a family.



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* The ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Window of Opportunity" has Jack and Teal'c caught in a GroundhogDayLoop where the only way out is to translate the writing on the device causing it, and the only ones who can do it are Jack and Teal'c since they're the only ones who'll remember. As they sit listening to Daniel try to teach them Ancient, a series of loops are shown with Jack getting more and more bored with each one, making paper balls, spinning his chair around...in one loop Daniel looks back to see Jack and Teal'c both juggling. It got to the point that they took some loops off to play around just to maintain their sanity [[spoiler:and for Jack to kiss Carter.]]
-->'''Daniel''': Guys are you getting this, because this it important?
* The episode [[Recap/OnceUponATimeS2E17WelcomeToStorybrooke "Welcome to Storybrooke"]] from ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has this montage for Queen/Mayor Regina. On the first day, she's high on her victory at "winning," due to finally being able to cast the Curse. However, because of the Curse, every day in Storybrooke is so similar it's effectively a mundane version of a GroundhogDayLoop. By day three, she's bored enough to run to Mr. Gold to complain about not being happy.

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* The ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Window of Opportunity" has Jack and Teal'c caught in a GroundhogDayLoop where the only way out is to translate the writing on the device causing it, and the only ones who can do it are Jack and Teal'c since they're the only ones who'll remember. As they sit listening to Daniel try to teach them Ancient, a series of loops are shown with Jack getting more and more bored with each one, making paper balls, spinning his chair around... in one loop Daniel looks back to see Jack and Teal'c both juggling. It got to the point that they took some loops off to play around just to maintain their sanity [[spoiler:and for Jack to kiss Carter.]]
-->'''Daniel''': -->'''Daniel:''' Guys are you getting this, because this it important?
* The episode [[Recap/OnceUponATimeS2E17WelcomeToStorybrooke "Welcome "[[Recap/OnceUponATimeS2E17WelcomeToStorybrooke Welcome to Storybrooke"]] Storybrooke]]" from ''Series/OnceUponATime'' has this montage for Queen/Mayor Regina. On the first day, she's high on her victory at "winning," "winning", due to finally being able to cast the Curse. However, because of the Curse, every day in Storybrooke is so similar it's effectively a mundane version of a GroundhogDayLoop. By day three, she's bored enough to run to Mr. Gold to complain about not being happy.






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* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' Francine is shown performing the same cooking, cleaning and other mundane daily activities repeated over several days, to the tune of ELO's "Mr. Blue Sky". Her expression changes from her usual perky self to completely bored and deflated. Also her cooking gradually 'deteriorates' as she loses her enthusiasm to the point where she is cooking ''zucchini slice''. Horror ensues.

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* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' Francine is shown performing the same cooking, cleaning and other mundane daily activities repeated over several days, to the tune of ELO's "Mr. Blue Sky". Her expression changes from her usual perky self to completely bored and deflated. Also her cooking gradually 'deteriorates' "deteriorates" as she loses her enthusiasm to the point where she is cooking ''zucchini slice''. Horror ensues.





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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', "Squidville": Squidward moves into a new neighborhood where everyone has the same interests and hobbies as he does, and gradually gets sick of it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', "Squidville": Squidward moves into a new neighborhood where everyone has the same interests and hobbies as he does, and gradually gets sick of it.


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** A few Krusty Krab episodes such as "Employee of the Month" and "Can You Spare a Dime?" have Squidward reading magazines or counting the suckers on his tentacles whenever there's no customers.

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* In ''Film/GoodBurger'', after the opening of rival neighbor Mondo Burger, the crew of Good Burger become idle from a lack of work to do as nobody wants to buy food from them.

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