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* At the start of ''Film/DocSavage'', the title character is shown in his arctic Fortress of Solitude laboring on inventions that (TheNarrator declares) may one day be useful to Mankind! After gazing at the stars through a telescope, Doc appears to be building a RetroRocket to take him there, but it turns out to be a RubeGoldbergDevice for ice fishing.

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* At the start of ''Film/DocSavage'', ''Film/DocSavageTheManOfBronze'', the title character is shown in his arctic Fortress of Solitude laboring on inventions that (TheNarrator declares) may one day be useful to Mankind! After gazing at the stars through a telescope, Doc appears to be building a RetroRocket to take him there, but it turns out to be a RubeGoldbergDevice for ice fishing.

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* One of the short lived sitcom ''Series/APrinceAmongMen'''s sources of comedy comes from the range of devices that Gary has installed into his house going wrong in one way or another.


* At the start of ''Film/DocSavage'', the title character is shown in his arctic Fortress of Solitude laboring on inventions that (TheNarrator declares) may one day be useful to Mankind! After gazing at the stars through a telescope, Doc appears to be building a RetroRocket to take him there, but it turns out to be a RuthGoldbergDevice for ice fishing.

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* At the start of ''Film/DocSavage'', the title character is shown in his arctic Fortress of Solitude laboring on inventions that (TheNarrator declares) may one day be useful to Mankind! After gazing at the stars through a telescope, Doc appears to be building a RetroRocket to take him there, but it turns out to be a RuthGoldbergDevice RubeGoldbergDevice for ice fishing.

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* At the start of ''Film/DocSavage'', the title character is shown in his arctic Fortress of Solitude laboring on inventions that (TheNarrator declares) may one day be useful to Mankind! After gazing at the stars through a telescope, Doc appears to be building a RetroRocket to take him there, but it turns out to be a RuthGoldbergDevice for ice fishing.

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A sub-trope of CoolHouse. Contrast with MadScientistLaboratory, though there mayb be one of those in the basement as well. In television or film, expect some of the gadgets to be CowTools - even the authors and/or set designers don't know what they are supposed to be for. Compare RubeGoldbergDevice.

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A sub-trope of CoolHouse. Contrast with MadScientistLaboratory, though there mayb may be one of those in the basement as well. In television or film, expect some of the gadgets to be CowTools - even the authors and/or set designers don't know what they are supposed to be for. Compare RubeGoldbergDevice.


A sub-trope of CoolHouse. Contrast with MadScientistsLaboratory, though there mayb be one of those in the basement as well. In television or film, expect some of the gadgets to be CowTools - even the authors and/or set designers don't know what they are supposed to be for. Compare RubeGoldbergDevice.

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A sub-trope of CoolHouse. Contrast with MadScientistsLaboratory, MadScientistLaboratory, though there mayb be one of those in the basement as well. In television or film, expect some of the gadgets to be CowTools - even the authors and/or set designers don't know what they are supposed to be for. Compare RubeGoldbergDevice.


A sub-trope of CoolHouse. In television or film, expect some of the gadgets to be CowTools - even the authors and/or set designers don't know what they are supposed to be for. Compare RubeGoldbergDevice.

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A sub-trope of CoolHouse. Contrast with MadScientistsLaboratory, though there mayb be one of those in the basement as well. In television or film, expect some of the gadgets to be CowTools - even the authors and/or set designers don't know what they are supposed to be for. Compare RubeGoldbergDevice.


A sub-trope of CoolHouse. Compare RubeGoldbergDevice.

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A sub-trope of CoolHouse. In television or film, expect some of the gadgets to be CowTools - even the authors and/or set designers don't know what they are supposed to be for. Compare RubeGoldbergDevice.


* The home shared by bumbling inventor Wallace and his faithful canine companion Gromit in ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'' animations has all sorts of inventions built in. Examples include a hinged bed arranged next to a trap door so that Wallace can go straight from bed to the breakfast table, and a toy train that carries mail and other goods around the house.

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* The home shared by bumbling inventor Wallace and his faithful canine companion Gromit in ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'' ''WesternAnimation/WallaceAndGromit'' animations has all sorts of inventions built in. Examples include a hinged bed arranged next to a trap door so that Wallace can go straight from bed to the breakfast table, and a toy train that carries mail and other goods around the house.


A sub-trope of CoolHouse.

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A sub-trope of CoolHouse. Compare RubeGoldbergDevice.



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* Professor Brainard's kitchen in ''Film/{{Flubber}}'' has a similar auto-breakfast setup to Doc Brown's, if slightly more modernized. (A ''[[UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh Mac Plus ]]'' automatically runs all the machines around the house.) His two robot assistants, Weebo and Weber, don't necessarily qualify.

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