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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'': Part of the challenge in "[[Recap/TotalDramaTheChefshankRedemption The Chefshank Redemption]]" is for the teams to dig their way out of prison. Objects that they dig past include a mummy's arm, a crown, a safe, the eyepatch-wearing skull and hook hand of a pirate, a plesiosaur skeleton, a gun, a Roman helmet, the [[Franchise/Hellraiser Lament Configuration]], the game [[Literature/{{Jumanji}} Jumanga]], a disc, and a skull with a WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse hat. Because they're digging through the ground beneath an abandoned movie lot, each object has as much a chance of being a prop as it has of being the real deal.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'': Part of the challenge in "[[Recap/TotalDramaTheChefshankRedemption The Chefshank Redemption]]" is for the teams to dig their way out of prison. Objects that they dig past include a mummy's arm, a crown, a safe, the eyepatch-wearing skull and hook hand of a pirate, a plesiosaur skeleton, a gun, a Roman helmet, the [[Franchise/Hellraiser [[Franchise/{{Hellraiser}} Lament Configuration]], the game [[Literature/{{Jumanji}} Jumanga]], a disc, and a skull with a WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse hat. Because they're digging through the ground beneath an abandoned movie lot, each object has as much a chance of being a prop as it has of being the real deal.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': A variant of the [[http://www.simpsoncrazy.com/lists/floorboards floorboard gags,]] where a pan moving between floors shows strange or worrying things under the Simpsons' floorboards, focuses on weird things shown in terrain cross-sections.
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E13RadioBart Radio Bart]]", when the townspeople are sinking a vertical shaft to rescue Bart after he's trapped in a well, the soil around the shaft is shown to contain an articulated ''Triceratops'' skeleton, a chest of PirateBooty and the skeleton of a Rigellian alien still in its FlyingSaucer... all of which the shaft turns aside just in time to miss.
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E16BartVsAustralia Bart vs. Australia]]", a pan through the Earth from America to Australia shows a cluster of coffins, one evidently containing someone who was BuriedAlive and died while trying to tunnel out, then three coffins much further down containing the skeletons of two dinosaurs and a pterosaur, then the god Vishnu at the Earth's core operating some high-tech controls, then wreckage from the Skylab space station, debris from which was scattered over western Australia, before breaching the surface on the other side of the globe.
** In the FlashForward episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E19LisasWedding Lisa's Wedding]]", after Ms. Hoover comments that Martin Prince perished in a science fair explosion, a camera pan beneath the school shows first a miner's skeleton with a missing leg, then a treasure chest, then the miner's other leg, and finally a cavern where Martin, [[Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera wearing a white half mask and sitting at a pipe organ]], comments "not quite perished, my lady love, although some days I wish I had".

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\n* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': A variant At least one episode of ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys'' shows the [[http://www.simpsoncrazy.com/lists/floorboards floorboard gags,]] where a pan moving section of wall between floors shows strange or worrying things under Dave and Jerry's office and the Simpsons' floorboards, focuses on weird things shown in terrain cross-sections.
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E13RadioBart Radio Bart]]", when the townspeople are sinking
hallway outside having a vertical shaft to rescue Bart after he's trapped in a well, the soil game of ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' within it.
* The ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' short ''WesternAnimation/TheLitterbug'' revolves
around the shaft is shown to contain an articulated ''Triceratops'' skeleton, titular Litterbug (played by Donald Duck) leaving behind a chest mess wherever they go. One version of PirateBooty and them known as the skeleton of a Rigellian alien still Beachbug leaves behind trash in its FlyingSaucer... all of which the shaft turns aside just in time to miss.
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E16BartVsAustralia Bart vs. Australia]]", a pan through the Earth from America to Australia shows a cluster of coffins, one evidently containing someone who was BuriedAlive and died while trying to tunnel out, then three coffins much further down containing the skeletons of two dinosaurs
beach when they visit and a pterosaur, then terrain cross-section that ends the god Vishnu at the Earth's core operating some high-tech controls, then wreckage from the Skylab space station, debris from which was scattered over western Australia, before breaching the surface on the other side beach portion of the globe.
** In
short features different kinds of junk left behind by the FlashForward episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E19LisasWedding Lisa's Wedding]]", after Ms. Hoover comments that Martin Prince perished in a science fair explosion, a camera pan beneath present-day Litterbugs and their distant ancestors of the school shows first a miner's skeleton with a missing leg, then a treasure chest, then the miner's other leg, and finally a cavern where Martin, [[Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera wearing a white half mask and sitting at a pipe organ]], comments "not quite perished, my lady love, although some days I wish I had".past.



* {{Creator/Filmation}}'s ''Adventures of Superboy'' shorts, which were part of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'' show. In one episode Superboy travels underground and the audience sees dinosaur skeletons in cross section.

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* {{Creator/Filmation}}'s ''Adventures of Superboy'' shorts, which were part of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'' show. In one the ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' episode Superboy travels underground "Mixel Moon Madness", when the Nixels are digging through the moon for an ambush, [[CallBack Coconapples and the audience sees dinosaur skeletons in cross section.Hamlogna sandwiches]] can both be seen underground, along with a random pair of headphones.



* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'': In the episode "Legendary Sandwich", the map to the King's Lettuce has a dinosaur skeleton and Stock Femur Bones. And when Beast Boy is digging through the earth looking for it, there's a human skeleton [[RaptorAttack running away]] from a ''[[KingOfTheDinosaurs T. rex]]'' skeleton.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' episode "Mixel Moon Madness", when the Nixels are digging through the moon for an ambush, [[CallBack Coconapples and Hamlogna sandwiches]] can both be seen underground, along with a random pair of headphones.
* At least one episode of ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys'' shows the section of wall between Dave and Jerry's office and the hallway outside having a game of ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' within it.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'': {{Creator/Filmation}}'s ''Adventures of Superboy'' shorts, which were part of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'' show. In the episode "Legendary Sandwich", the map to the King's Lettuce has a dinosaur skeleton and Stock Femur Bones. And when Beast Boy is digging through the earth looking for it, there's a human skeleton [[RaptorAttack running away]] from a ''[[KingOfTheDinosaurs T. rex]]'' skeleton.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' episode "Mixel Moon Madness", when the Nixels are digging through the moon for an ambush, [[CallBack Coconapples and Hamlogna sandwiches]] can both be seen underground, along with a random pair of headphones.
* At least
one episode of ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys'' shows the section of wall between Dave and Jerry's office Superboy travels underground and the hallway outside having a game of ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' within it.audience sees dinosaur skeletons in cross section.



* The WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck short ''WesternAnimation/TheLitterbug'' revolves around the titular Litterbug (played by Donald Duck) leaving behind a mess wherever they go. One version of them known as the Beachbug leaves behind trash in the beach when they visit and a terrain cross-section that ends the beach portion of the short features different kinds of junk left behind by the present-day Litterbugs and their distant ancestors of the past.

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* The WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck short ''WesternAnimation/TheLitterbug'' revolves ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': A variant of the [[http://www.simpsoncrazy.com/lists/floorboards floorboard gags,]] where a pan moving between floors shows strange or worrying things under the Simpsons' floorboards, focuses on weird things shown in terrain cross-sections.
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E13RadioBart Radio Bart]]", when the townspeople are sinking a vertical shaft to rescue Bart after he's trapped in a well, the soil
around the titular Litterbug (played by Donald Duck) leaving behind shaft is shown to contain an articulated ''Triceratops'' skeleton, a mess wherever they go. One version chest of them known as PirateBooty and the Beachbug leaves behind trash skeleton of a Rigellian alien still in its FlyingSaucer... all of which the beach when they visit shaft turns aside just in time to miss.
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E16BartVsAustralia Bart vs. Australia]]", a pan through the Earth from America to Australia shows a cluster of coffins, one evidently containing someone who was BuriedAlive and died while trying to tunnel out, then three coffins much further down containing the skeletons of two dinosaurs
and a terrain cross-section that ends pterosaur, then the beach portion god Vishnu at the Earth's core operating some high-tech controls, then wreckage from the Skylab space station, debris from which was scattered over western Australia, before breaching the surface on the other side of the short features different kinds of junk left behind by globe.
** In
the present-day Litterbugs FlashForward episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS6E19LisasWedding Lisa's Wedding]]", after Ms. Hoover comments that Martin Prince perished in a science fair explosion, a camera pan beneath the school shows first a miner's skeleton with a missing leg, then a treasure chest, then the miner's other leg, and their distant ancestors finally a cavern where Martin, [[Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera wearing a white half mask and sitting at a pipe organ]], comments "not quite perished, my lady love, although some days I wish I had".
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'': In the episode "Legendary Sandwich", the map to the King's Lettuce has a dinosaur skeleton and Stock Femur Bones. And when Beast Boy is digging through the earth looking for it, there's a human skeleton [[RaptorAttack running away]] from a ''[[KingOfTheDinosaurs T. rex]]'' skeleton.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'': Part
of the past.
challenge in "[[Recap/TotalDramaTheChefshankRedemption The Chefshank Redemption]]" is for the teams to dig their way out of prison. Objects that they dig past include a mummy's arm, a crown, a safe, the eyepatch-wearing skull and hook hand of a pirate, a plesiosaur skeleton, a gun, a Roman helmet, the [[Franchise/Hellraiser Lament Configuration]], the game [[Literature/{{Jumanji}} Jumanga]], a disc, and a skull with a WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse hat. Because they're digging through the ground beneath an abandoned movie lot, each object has as much a chance of being a prop as it has of being the real deal.



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* The WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck short ''WesternAnimation/TheLitterbug'' revolves around the titular Litterbug (played by Donald Duck) leaving behind a mess wherever they go. One version of them known as the Beachbug leaves behind trash in the beach when they visit and a terrain cross-section that ends the beach portion of the short features different kinds of junk left behind by the present-day Litterbugs and their distant ancestors of the past.



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* ''WesternAnimation/OKKOLetsBeHeroes'': In "Mystery Science Fair 201X", Dendy reveals she has a secret laboratory on the school grounds. As she and K.O. take a tunnel to the lab, a number of funny things can be seen in the ground around the tunnel, including piles of treasure, a skeleton in a fedora sitting at a table with a cup of coffee, and [[RecurringExtra Crinkly Wrinkly]].


* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'': In the episode "Legendary Sandwich", the map to the King's Lettuce has a dinosaur skeleton and Stock Femur Bones. And when Beast Boy is digging through the earth looking for it, there's a human skeleton [[RaptorAttack running away]] from a ''[[TyrannosaurusRex T. rex]]'' skeleton.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansGo'': In the episode "Legendary Sandwich", the map to the King's Lettuce has a dinosaur skeleton and Stock Femur Bones. And when Beast Boy is digging through the earth looking for it, there's a human skeleton [[RaptorAttack running away]] from a ''[[TyrannosaurusRex ''[[KingOfTheDinosaurs T. rex]]'' skeleton.


[[folder: Film ]]

* Played in a somewhat serious manner in ''Film/TheLastJedi''; when Rey taps into the Force on Ahch-to to gain a new look at her surroundings, she notes "death and decay", which is accompanied by the sight of a fossilized alien creature buried underground.

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-- Animation]]

* Played in ''WesternAnimation/PoohsGrandAdventure'': When Rabbit falls down a somewhat serious manner in ''Film/TheLastJedi''; when Rey taps into long winding tunnel the Force on Ahch-to to gain a new look at her surroundings, she notes "death surrounding terrain is filled with fossils and decay", which is accompanied by the sight extensive tree roots. As a cool attention to detail, there appears to be defined layers separating one plane of a fossilized alien creature buried underground.
Earth from another.



[[folder: Film -- Live Action]]

* Played in a somewhat serious manner in ''Film/TheLastJedi''; when Rey taps into the Force on Ahch-to to gain a new look at her surroundings, she notes "death and decay", which is accompanied by the sight of a fossilized alien creature buried underground.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PoohsGrandAdventure'': When Rabbit falls down a long winding tunnel the surrounding terrain is filled with fossils and extensive tree roots. As a cool attention to detail, there appears to be defined layers separating one plane of Earth from another.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PoohsGrandAdventure'': When Rabbit falls down a long winding tunnel the surrounding terrain is filled with fossils and extensive tree roots. As a cool attention to detail, there appears to be defined layers separating one plane of Earth from another.

Added DiffLines:

[[folder: Literature]]

* ''Literature/EarthTheBook'' has a cut-away of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, illustrating how possession of the site passed back and forth between Jews and Muslims: Al Aqsa Mosque, the Second Temple, the Tomb of Ishmael, a couple restaurants, a mammoth mosque, and a (Jewish) dinosaur temple.

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* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' 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 VideoGame/{{Peggle}}), but it will eventually culminate in an upside-down picture of [[DiggingToChina zombies in China]].

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* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' uses this as an easter egg EasterEgg 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 VideoGame/{{Peggle}}), but it will eventually culminate in an upside-down picture of [[DiggingToChina zombies in China]].


%%* ''Anime/CarnivalPhantasm'': During Shiki's date plan in episode 4.%%ZCE

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%%* %% Administrivia/ZeroContextExample * ''Anime/CarnivalPhantasm'': During Shiki's date plan in episode 4.%%ZCE



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* In a TheSmurfs gag, two Smurfs are [[SeasonalMontage waiting for a seed to germinate]]. When they give up, it's shown that underneath them, the seed grew a large root so the tree started to grow behind them.

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* ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'': In a TheSmurfs gag, there's a SeasonalMontage while two Smurfs are [[SeasonalMontage waiting for a seed to germinate]].germinate. When they give up, it's shown that underneath them, the seed grew a large root so the tree started to grow behind them.


We all know that nature abhors a vacuum, and artists abhor large empty spaces on their canvas. That's why in fiction, the underground is filled with crazy stuff. We often see a lateral cross-section of a terrain (mostly in drawn works) which has all kind of fossils (either a StockFemurBone or fully articulated skeletons), aliens, treasures or crazy objects scattered in [[RuleOfFunny for the sake of fun]]. Somewhat related to FunnyBackgroundEvent. Compare with FunnyXRay.

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We all know that nature abhors a vacuum, and artists abhor large empty spaces on their canvas. That's why in fiction, the underground is filled with crazy stuff. We often see a lateral cross-section of a terrain (mostly in drawn works) which has all kind of fossils (either a StockFemurBone or fully articulated skeletons), aliens, treasures or crazy objects scattered in [[RuleOfFunny for the sake of fun]]. Sometimes, this trope will be applied to the sections inbetween floors or walls of a building instead. Somewhat related to FunnyBackgroundEvent. Compare with FunnyXRay.




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* At least one episode of ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys'' shows the section of wall between Dave and Jerry's office and the hallway outside having a game of ''VideoGame/{{Tetris}}'' within it.


* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' 1110: [[http://xkcd.com/1110/ "Click and drag"]]. The last panel features a [[http://xkcd-map.rent-a-geek.de/#10/1.0999/0.1998 GIGANTIC map]] with [[http://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php?title=1110:_Click_and_Drag lots of funny scenes]] including a veritable labyrinth underground, a small village in a cavern, and a number of people in odd situations. Someone figured out that if it were printable at screen scale it would be over a hundred feet long.
* ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'': In [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2012/08/02/0399-shiver/ one strip]], Sandra comments that waiting at a certain bus station always makes her shiver, although she's not sure why. The last panel shows a cutaway of the ground beneath her, revealing a gigantic ''Tyrannosaurus'' skeleton with its jaws wide open and angled upwards towards where Sandra is standing.

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* ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' 1110: [[http://xkcd.com/1110/ "Click and drag"]]. drag."]] The last panel features a [[http://xkcd-map.rent-a-geek.de/#10/1.0999/0.1998 GIGANTIC map]] with [[http://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php?title=1110:_Click_and_Drag lots of funny scenes]] including a veritable labyrinth underground, a small village in a cavern, and a number of people in odd situations. Someone figured out that if it were printable at screen scale it would be over a hundred feet long.
* ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'': In [[http://www.sandraandwoo.com/2012/08/02/0399-shiver/ one strip]], strip,]] Sandra comments that waiting at a certain bus station always makes her shiver, although she's not sure why. The last panel shows a cutaway of the ground beneath her, revealing a gigantic ''Tyrannosaurus'' skeleton with its jaws wide open and angled upwards towards where Sandra is standing.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': A variant of the [[http://www.simpsoncrazy.com/lists/floorboards floorboard gags]], where a pan moving between floors shows strange or worrying things under the Simpsons' floorboards, focuses on weird things shown in terrain cross-sections.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': A variant of the [[http://www.simpsoncrazy.com/lists/floorboards floorboard gags]], gags,]] where a pan moving between floors shows strange or worrying things under the Simpsons' floorboards, focuses on weird things shown in terrain cross-sections.

Added DiffLines:

[[folder: Film ]]

* Played in a somewhat serious manner in ''Film/TheLastJedi''; when Rey taps into the Force on Ahch-to to gain a new look at her surroundings, she notes "death and decay", which is accompanied by the sight of a fossilized alien creature buried underground.

[[/folder]]


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus Explores Inside the Earth'' had the bus drill from one area to another using these as loading screens.
* [=XGen=] Studio's WebGame ''VideoGame/MotherLoad'' mostly takes place below the surface of Mars. Underground objects include religious artifacts, dinosaur bones, Martian skeletons and treasure chests.
* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' 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 VideoGame/{{Peggle}}), but it will eventually culminate in an upside-down picture of [[DiggingToChina zombies in China]].
* In ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton'' game ''[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheLastSpecter Last Spectre]]'', of all places, the top screen map shows this when in the Black Market.
* ''VideoGame/TheCave'' has all sorts of items embedded in the surrounding rock, usually relating to the theme of the current cave section.
* ''VideoGame/{{Gateways}}'' has various stuff in the ground such as dinosaur skeletons and bomb shells.
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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus Explores Inside the Earth'' had the bus drill from one area to another using these as loading screens.
* [=XGen=] Studio's WebGame ''VideoGame/MotherLoad'' mostly takes place below the surface of Mars. Underground objects include religious artifacts, dinosaur bones, Martian skeletons and treasure chests.
* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies'' 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 VideoGame/{{Peggle}}), but it will eventually culminate in an upside-down picture of [[DiggingToChina zombies in China]].
* In ''VideoGame/ProfessorLayton'' game ''[[VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheLastSpecter Last Spectre]]'', of all places, the top screen map shows this when in the Black Market.
* ''VideoGame/TheCave'' has all sorts of items embedded in the surrounding rock, usually relating to the theme of the current cave section.
* ''VideoGame/{{Gateways}}'' has various stuff in the ground such as dinosaur skeletons and bomb shells.
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[[caption-width-right:287:"You would think with this much diging we'd eventually find something interesting. But no, nothing down here but dirt."]]

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[[caption-width-right:287:"You would think with this much diging digging we'd eventually find something interesting. But no, nothing down here but dirt."]]

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