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* Magic 8-Balls are in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', but there's a more powerful variant in the Magic Cue Ball, which gives perfect answers but has no window through which to see them. Vriska has an addiction to breaking actual Magic 8 Balls.

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* Magic 8-Balls are in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', but there's a more powerful variant in the Magic Cue Ball, which gives perfect answers but has no window through which to see them and so only people with special vision like Vriska are able to use them. Vriska has an addiction to breaking actual Magic 8 Balls.

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* One of the original DVD bonus features for ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' featured the Magic Mirror functioning as a Magic 8-Ball, playing a randomly selected response at the press of a button. Many of the mirror's answers, such as "Without a doubt" and "My sources say no" are quoted directly from the 8-Ball itself.


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* Woody consults one in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', hoping that Andy would take him to Pizza Planet since he's only allowed to bring one toy. The result: "[[SnarkyInanimateObject Don't count on it]]".

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* Woody consults one in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory1'', hoping that Andy would take him to Pizza Planet since he's only allowed to bring one toy. The result: "[[SnarkyInanimateObject Don't count on it]]".


-->'''Norb:''' Dag, get my hammer.\\

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-->'''Norb:''' [[TranquilFury Dag, get my hammer.hammer]].\\



'''Dag:''' Indeed.

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'''Dag:''' Indeed.''Indeed''.


* On ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Ed Bighead rises through the ranks at Conglom-O by following the advice of the Magic Meatball. Then it breaks and he ends up back where he started.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Ed Bighead rises through the ranks at Conglom-O by following the advice of the Magic Meatball. Then it breaks and he ends up back where he started.has a nervous breakdown that culminates in him losing his promotion and having to join [[TropaholicsAnonymous a support group for people who are overly reliant on the Magic Meatball for advice]].

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* ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'': After the department hires a new IT person (one who had previously hacked their system), Sgt. Jeffords explains how the team looks out for each other. He then rhetorically asks a magic 8-ball what would happen if the new guy ever betrayed them. Instead of shaking it, he crushes it with one hand.
-->'''Sgt. Jeffords''': Answer unclear, try again later.


* In Harry Turtledove's ''The Valley-Westside War'', it is strongly implied that the Valley's king consults one of these to decide whether to go to war with the Westside and ultimately chooses to do so. FridgeHorror, especially when you consider that the 8-ball is significantly more likely to give an affirmative response than a negative one.

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* In Harry Turtledove's ''The ''[[Literature/CrosstimeTraffic The Valley-Westside War'', War]]'', it is strongly implied that the Valley's king consults one of these to decide whether to go to war with the Westside and ultimately chooses to do so. FridgeHorror, especially when you consider that the 8-ball is significantly more likely to give an affirmative response than a negative one.


* Woody consults one in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', hoping that Andy would take him to Pizza Planet since he's only allowed to bring one toy. The result: "Don't count on it".

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* Woody consults one in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', hoping that Andy would take him to Pizza Planet since he's only allowed to bring one toy. The result: "Don't "[[SnarkyInanimateObject Don't count on it".it]]".


* On ''Series/{{Friends}}'' when Ross is faced with either divorce or cutting Rachel out of his life he resorts to consulting an 8-ball. His friends think the idea is ludicrous (except for Phoebe), but they can't come up with anything better. It keeps displaying the "ask again later" message.

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* On ''Series/{{Friends}}'' when Ross is faced with either divorce or cutting Rachel out of his life he resorts to consulting an 8-ball. His friends think the idea is ludicrous (except for Phoebe), but they can't come up with anything better. It When it keeps displaying the "ask again later" message.message Ross gets mad and assumes it's broken so Monica decides to test it.
-->'''Monica:''' Will [[SecretRelationship Chandler have sex tonight]]? (''turns over the ball'') "Don't count on it". Seems like it works to me.

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* In the first installment of ''Series/TheColbertReport'' segment "Stephen Colbert's Bears and Balls" (parodying Jim Cramer's Mad Money and its reliance on sound effects buttons), Colbert's giant red button only had four phrases, "Yes!", "No!", "Ask again later," and "We'll be right back!"


** The Magic Conch Shell.

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** The "Club Spongebob" has the Magic Conch Shell.Shell, a toy with a pull string that answers questions. Squidward is skeptical of the advice, especially when he, Spongebob, and Patrick get lost in a kelp forest and it tells them to do "nothing".

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* A magical magic 8-ball is used to communicate with a ghost in ''Literature/TheTrialsOfApollo''. This ghost cannot speak because he's missing a head, and touchy about being illiterate, so communicates with an 8-ball that occasionally shows what he wants to say.


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* Woody consults one in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', hoping that Andy would take him to Pizza Planet since he's only allowed to bring one toy. The result: "Don't count on it".
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* Woody consulted one in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', hoping that Andy would take him to Pizza Planet since he's only allowed to bring one toy. The result: [[spoiler: "Don't count on it"]]

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* Woody consulted one Used by a player in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', hoping that Andy would take him the 1994 version of ''Film/AngelsInTheOutfield'' in an attempt to Pizza Planet since he's only allowed to bring one toy. The result: [[spoiler: "Don't count get a prediction on it"]]the outcome of the upcoming game. He hastily re-shakes it when it initially comes up negative.



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* Used by a player in the 1994 version of ''Film/AngelsInTheOutfield'' in an attempt to get a prediction on the outcome of the upcoming game. He hastily re-shakes it when it initially comes up negative.
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* Magic 8-Balls are in ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'', but there's a more powerful variant in the Magic Cue Ball, which gives perfect answers but has no window through which to see them. Vriska has an addiction to breaking actual Magic 8 Balls.

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* Magic 8-Balls are in ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', but there's a more powerful variant in the Magic Cue Ball, which gives perfect answers but has no window through which to see them. Vriska has an addiction to breaking actual Magic 8 Balls.

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* The webcomic ''Safely Endangered'' features a two-panel strip where a person asks his Magic 8-Ball if he's stupid. The second panel reveals that he's holding a bowling ball.


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* Woody consulted one in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', hoping that Andy would take him to Pizza Planet since he's only allowed to bring one toy. The result: [[spoiler: "Don't count on it"]]

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* Woody consulted one in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', hoping Fateball from the ''ComicBook/TheCraptacularBSides'' gets her name from her 8-ball that Andy would take him to Pizza Planet since he's only allowed to bring one toy. The result: [[spoiler: "Don't count on it"]]accurately tells the future with the occasional bit of snark.



* Used by a player in the 1994 version of ''Film/AngelsInTheOutfield'' in an attempt to get a prediction on the outcome of the upcoming game. He hastily re-shakes it when it initially comes up negative.

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* Used by a player Woody consulted one in the 1994 version of ''Film/AngelsInTheOutfield'' in an attempt ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', hoping that Andy would take him to get a prediction Pizza Planet since he's only allowed to bring one toy. The result: [[spoiler: "Don't count on the outcome of the upcoming game. He hastily re-shakes it when it initially comes up negative.it"]]


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* Used by a player in the 1994 version of ''Film/AngelsInTheOutfield'' in an attempt to get a prediction on the outcome of the upcoming game. He hastily re-shakes it when it initially comes up negative.
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