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* Parodied, like many things, in ''Series/Batman1966''. When Bruce and Dick are trapped in a greenhouse with just a glass of water each, Bruce pulls out instant costume capsules. After dropping one in each glass and they just needed to wait a few minutes for two fully loaded costume to hydrate.


* In ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'', all the experiment pods are activated by water.
** In one episode, a device allows for the ''re-dehydration'' of one particularly irredeemable experiment.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'', all the experiment pods pods, golf-ball sized colored balls, are activated by water.
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water, turning into life forms of various size. In one episode, a device fruit dehydrator allows for the ''re-dehydration'' of one particularly irredeemable experiment.


* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': In "Tee at the Treedome", Spongebob and Patrick shrivel up to a dried-up starfish and kitchen sponge, and are restored by pouring water over them. The same thing happens again in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepantsTheMovie'' when the two go to Shell City, with a fire sprinkler rehydrating them and all the other dried sea life.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': In "Tee at the Treedome", Spongebob and Patrick shrivel up to a dried-up starfish and kitchen sponge, and are restored by pouring water over them. The same thing happens again in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepantsTheMovie'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobSquarepantsMovie'' when the two go to Shell City, with a fire sprinkler rehydrating them and all the other dried sea life.


* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': In "Tee at the Treedome", Spongebob and Patrick shrivel up to a dried-up starfish and kitchen sponge, and are restored by pouring water over them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': In "Tee at the Treedome", Spongebob and Patrick shrivel up to a dried-up starfish and kitchen sponge, and are restored by pouring water over them. The same thing happens again in ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepantsTheMovie'' when the two go to Shell City, with a fire sprinkler rehydrating them and all the other dried sea life.


* In one [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner Roadrunner]] cartoon, Wile E. Coyote uses Acme Dehydrated Boulders. He adds water to one and it expands in his hand - and crushes him.

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* In one [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner Roadrunner]] cartoon, the ''WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadRunner'' cartoon "Scrambled Aches," Wile E. Coyote uses Acme Dehydrated Boulders. He adds water Boulders, carrying a box to one the edge of a cliff. One drop of [=H2O=] from an eye-dropper, lift boulder high above head, and it expands in his hand - and crushes him.HilarityEnsues.



* Another ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short: "Scrambled Aches," with Wile E. Coyote carrying a box of dehydrated boulders to the edge of a cliff. One drop of [=H2O=] from an eye-dropper, lift boulder high above head, and HilarityEnsues.


'(Peter drinks a glass of water and his body immediately expands to several times its size, smashing the chair he's sitting on.)''\\

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'(Peter ''(Peter drinks a glass of water and his body immediately expands to several times its size, smashing the chair he's sitting on.)''\\


''Peter:''' Yeah, and it was a waste of money! I'm still hungry!\\

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''Peter:''' '''Peter:''' Yeah, and it was a waste of money! I'm still hungry!\\


* In ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', when Peter eats a huge amount of dehydrated meals, he initially comments that he's still hungry. Then he takes a drink of water and nearly explodes. (FridgeLogic- wouldn't the meals have reacted to his saliva and other bodily fluids?)
** RuleOfFunny, I suppose.

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* In one old episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', when the Griffin family is preparing for the [[MillenniumBug [=Y2K=]]] Apocalypse. Peter eats and Lois have this conversation...
-->'''Lois:''' What the hell, Peter?! You just ate
a huge amount year's worth of dehydrated meals, he initially comments that he's food!\\
''Peter:''' Yeah, and it was a waste of money! I'm
still hungry. Then he takes hungry!\\
'(Peter drinks
a drink glass of water and nearly explodes. (FridgeLogic- wouldn't his body immediately expands to several times its size, smashing the meals chair he's sitting on.)''\\
'''Peter:''' Everyone leave. I
have reacted to his saliva and other bodily fluids?)
** RuleOfFunny, I suppose.
poop. '''''NOW!!'''''


* Subverted and mocked in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E4BartSellsHisSoul Bart sells his soul]] for five dollars to Millhouse. He uses those five dollar to buy dinosaur shaped sponges which the page advertises as growing gigantic when made wet. Bart imagines them growing into large dinosaur sized sponges which then frighten Lisa. What he gets is a pair of sponges that get slightly bigger and then get washed by the hose down the sewer drain.

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* Subverted and mocked in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode " [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E4BartSellsHisSoul Bart sells his soul]] for five dollars to Millhouse. He Sells His Soul]]": Bart uses those the five dollar he got for his soul to buy dinosaur shaped sponges which the page advertises as growing gigantic when made wet. Bart imagines them growing into large dinosaur sized sponges which then frighten Lisa. What he gets is a pair of sponges that get slightly bigger and then get washed by the hose down the sewer drain.


* Played straight in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' where melons and other foods are dehydrated to tiny sized, and spring back to normal in a pool.


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* Played straight in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' where melons and other foods are dehydrated to tiny sized, and spring back to normal in a pool.


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** In "Schnit-Heads," at the Sausage Works, new employee/cult member Heffer is served some kind of powdered mass for lunch. The cafeteria worker initally jokes it's dirt, and then reveals it's really powdered sausage: just add water! So he pours some water onto the powder and it instantly turns into regular sausage links. Naturally, Heffer thinks it's cool.


* ''Film/SpyKids'' had packets that expanded into Big Macs in a split second after being placed in a microwave-like "rehydrator".

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* ''Film/SpyKids'' ''Film/SpyKids1'' had packets that expanded into Big Macs in a split second after being placed in a microwave-like "rehydrator".


In a way it's connected to the tendency in sci-fi for large, complex objects to [[ImpossiblyCompactFolding fold or retract into small ones]], such as [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons George Jetson's]] car turning into a suitcase, those vanishing animal-head masks in ''Series/StargateSG1'', or the capsule items in ''{{Dragonball}}''. In all of these cases, the shrunken item is easily carried, implying all that mass actually went somewhere else. At the very least, there's an overarching trope here- the idea that if you make an object smaller, it magically [[HollywoodDensity gets lighter too]].

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In a way it's connected to the tendency in sci-fi for large, complex objects to [[ImpossiblyCompactFolding fold or retract into small ones]], such as [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons George Jetson's]] car turning into a suitcase, those vanishing animal-head masks in ''Series/StargateSG1'', or the capsule items in ''{{Dragonball}}''.''Franchise/{{Dragonball}}''. In all of these cases, the shrunken item is easily carried, implying all that mass actually went somewhere else. At the very least, there's an overarching trope here- the idea that if you make an object smaller, it magically [[HollywoodDensity gets lighter too]].


** They also appear in the ''WesternAnimation/BackToTheFuture'' animated series, where Verne would would be bullied for lunch money, admit that he only had the pills, which the bullies then knocked out of his hand and when they hit the wet ground they popped into a full turkey dinner.

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** They also appear in the ''WesternAnimation/BackToTheFuture'' animated series, where Verne would would be bullied for lunch money, admit that he only had the pills, which the bullies then knocked out of his hand and when they hit the wet ground they popped into a full turkey dinner.


ehydration is a wonderful thing in fiction! It can make anything from creatures to base elements shrink to a easily portable size, and all you need to do to return it to the way it was before is to put a drop of water on it!

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ehydration Dehydration is a wonderful thing in fiction! It can make anything from creatures to base elements shrink to a easily portable size, and all you need to do to return it to the way it was before is to put a drop of water on it!


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* The Bash Street Kids of ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' tried making food from dehydrated mash, sausages and gravy once. It went wrong when they used far too much water and the food was bursting out of the kitchen.

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[[folder:Comedy]]
* The Bash Street Kids Employed in one of ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' tried making food from Carl Hurley's routines involving him going on a dehydrated mash, sausages food diet and gravy once. It went wrong losing three pounds... and then gaining five when they used far too much water and the food was bursting out of the kitchen.it rained.



[[folder: Film-Animated]]
* WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'s dehydration ray, which is impossibly harmless. If you get hit with it, you get turned into a small perfect cube (presumably equivalent to the mass of you that isn't water, although we never see what happens to the water), and then as soon as that cube gets slightly damp it transforms back into a perfect healthy human being.
** And he uses it on ''everything''. Stray cats, bags of garbage, Minion, ''[[spoiler: himself]]''...

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[[folder: Film-Animated]]
[[folder:Comic Books]]
* WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'s dehydration ray, which is impossibly harmless. If you get hit with it, you get turned into a small perfect cube (presumably equivalent to The Bash Street Kids of ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' tried making food from dehydrated mash, sausages and gravy once. It went wrong when they used far too much water and the mass food was bursting out of you that isn't water, although we never see what happens to the water), and then as soon as that cube gets slightly damp it transforms back into a perfect healthy human being.
** And he uses it on ''everything''. Stray cats, bags of garbage, Minion, ''[[spoiler: himself]]''...
kitchen.



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* ''ComicStrip/SpeedBump'' featured a strip with "Powdered Water: Just Add Water".
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'s dehydration ray, which is impossibly harmless. If you get hit with it, you get turned into a small perfect cube (presumably equivalent to the mass of you that isn't water, although we never see what happens to the water), and then as soon as that cube gets slightly damp it transforms back into a perfect healthy human being.
** And he uses it on ''everything''. Stray cats, bags of garbage, Minion, ''[[spoiler: himself]]''...
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]



* A DeletedScene from ''Film/TheBlackHole'' had the following dialogue:
-->'''Lt. Pizer:''' I'm starving. What's on the menu for Christmas Eve?
-->'''[[TinCanRobot V.I.N.CENT.:]]''' Dehydrated turkey, with dehydrated oyster stuffing. Also dehydrated cranberry sauce, dehydrated gravy and giblets, dehydrated sweet potatoes in dehydrated orange sauce, dehydrated vegetable salad, dehydrated mince pie, dehydrated--
-->'''Lt. Pizer:''' [firmly cutting him off] I envy you, V.I.N.CENT.
-->'''V.I.N.CENT.:''' [[SnarkyNonHumanSidekick That's not surprising]]. Why?
-->'''Lt. Pizer:''' Because you don't have any taste buds.

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* A DeletedScene from ''Film/TheBlackHole'' had has the following dialogue:
-->'''Lt. Pizer:''' I'm starving. What's on the menu for Christmas Eve?
-->'''[[TinCanRobot
Eve?\\
'''[[TinCanRobot
V.I.N.CENT.:]]''' Dehydrated turkey, with dehydrated oyster stuffing. Also dehydrated cranberry sauce, dehydrated gravy and giblets, dehydrated sweet potatoes in dehydrated orange sauce, dehydrated vegetable salad, dehydrated mince pie, dehydrated--
-->'''Lt.
dehydrated--\\
'''Lt.
Pizer:''' [firmly ''[firmly cutting him off] off]'' I envy you, V.I.N.CENT.
-->'''V.
CENT.\\
'''V.
I.N.CENT.:''' [[SnarkyNonHumanSidekick That's not surprising]]. Why?
-->'''Lt.
Why?\\
'''Lt.
Pizer:''' Because you don't have any taste buds.



[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', an alien race from the Andromeda galaxy (the Kelvans) had the ability to "distill" people by using a device on their belts, reducing them down to a porous, softball-sized cuboctahedron. (Water not needed for restoration.)

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* In an episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', an ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'':
** An
alien race from the Andromeda galaxy (the Kelvans) had has the ability to "distill" people by using a device on their belts, reducing them down to a porous, softball-sized cuboctahedron. (Water not needed for restoration.)



[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/SpeedBump'' featured a strip with "Powdered Water: Just Add Water".

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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''ComicStrip/SpeedBump'' featured a strip with "Powdered Water: ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. ''Magazine/DragonMagazine'' #73 had the Pill of Plentiful Water. Just Add Water".add a tiny amount of water to it and it would expand and become a gallon of water.
* Creator/{{Chaosium}}'s ''TabletopGame/{{Stormbringer}}'' supplement ''Stormbringer Companion''. When placed in water, a waterhorse wafer will swell up and become a full sized waterhorse (a demon from the Plane of Probability.



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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1122 SCP-1122 ("The House of Tomorrow")]]. The house's kitchen has FoodPills that change into three-course meals when water is added to them.

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[[folder:Other Sites]]
[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1122 SCP-1122 ("The House of Tomorrow")]]. The house's kitchen has FoodPills that change into three-course meals when original ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'' game from Sierra On-Line, featured a canister of dehydrated water is added (hydrogen gas). Part of the game takes place on a desert planet; you actually have to them.drink the water to avoid dying. You could also throw the canister at the creature Orat. His belly would swell up and he would explode.



[[folder:Stand Up Comedy]]
* Employed in one of Carl Hurley's routines involving him going on a dehydrated food diet and losing three pounds... and then gaining five when it rained.

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[[folder:Stand Up Comedy]]
[[folder:Web Original]]
* Employed in one ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1122 SCP-1122 ("The House of Carl Hurley's routines involving him going on a dehydrated food diet and losing three pounds... and then gaining five Tomorrow")]]. The house's kitchen has FoodPills that change into three-course meals when it rained.water is added to them.



[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. ''Magazine/DragonMagazine'' #73 had the Pill of Plentiful Water. Just add a tiny amount of water to it and it would expand and become a gallon of water.
* Creator/{{Chaosium}}'s ''TabletopGame/{{Stormbringer}}'' supplement ''Stormbringer Companion''. When placed in water, a waterhorse wafer will swell up and become a full sized waterhorse (a demon from the Plane of Probability.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The original ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest'' game from Sierra On-Line, featured a canister of dehydrated water (hydrogen gas). Part of the game takes place on a desert planet; you actually have to drink the water to avoid dying. You could also throw the canister at the creature Orat. His belly would swell up and he would explode.
[[/folder]]



* WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife:

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* WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife: ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'':



-->'''Heffer:''' I love the future.
-->(adds a drop of water to a pill that instantly becomes a huge sandwich)
-->'''Heffer:''' I love the future!

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-->'''Heffer:''' --->'''Heffer:''' I love the future.
-->(adds
future.\\
''[adds
a drop of water to a pill that instantly becomes a huge sandwich)
-->'''Heffer:'''
sandwich]''\\
'''Heffer:'''
I love the future!

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