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This can be a case of KickTheDog, or (as a popular UrbanLegend [[http://www.snopes.com/horrors/techno/microwavedpet.asp has it]]) just some misguided old lady or child trying to dry the pet out after it got wet. Has nothing to do with INeedToGoIronMyDog.

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A form of MicrowaveMisuse. This can be a case of KickTheDog, or (as a popular UrbanLegend [[http://www.snopes.com/horrors/techno/microwavedpet.asp has it]]) just some misguided old lady or child trying to dry the pet out after it got wet. Has nothing to do with INeedToGoIronMyDog.


* Discussed in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. The anthropomorphic animals trick Elvira into thinking she's in an alternate world where humans are the pets. One of the animals asks for Elvira as its pet, but then the mother goes "no honey, you put the last one in the microwave." Elvira, a notorious ChronicPetKiller, [[InformedAttribute though actually treats pets pretty decently on-screen]], shrieks, freaks out, and flees in abject terror.

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* Discussed {{Discussed|Trope}} in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. The anthropomorphic animals trick Elvira Elmyra into thinking she's in an alternate world where humans are the pets. One of the animals asks for Elvira Elmyra as its pet, but then the mother goes "no honey, you put the last one in the microwave." Elvira, Elmyra, a notorious ChronicPetKiller, [[InformedAttribute though actually treats pets pretty decently on-screen]], shrieks, freaks out, and flees in abject terror.


* Discussed in ''WesternAnimation/Animaniacs''. The anthromorphic animals trick Elvira into thinking she's in an alternate world where humans are the pets. One of the animals asks for Elvira as its pet, but then the mother goes "no honey, you put the last one in the microwave." Elvira, a notorious ChronicPetKiller, [[InformedAttribute though actually treats pets pretty decently on-screen]], shrieks, freaks out, and flees in abject terror.

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* Discussed in ''WesternAnimation/Animaniacs''. ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}''. The anthromorphic anthropomorphic animals trick Elvira into thinking she's in an alternate world where humans are the pets. One of the animals asks for Elvira as its pet, but then the mother goes "no honey, you put the last one in the microwave." Elvira, a notorious ChronicPetKiller, [[InformedAttribute though actually treats pets pretty decently on-screen]], shrieks, freaks out, and flees in abject terror.


* Discussed in ''WesternAnimation/Animaniacs''. The anthromorphic animals trick Elvira into thinking she's in an alternate world where humans are the pets. One of the animals asks for Elvira as its pet, but then the mother goes "no honey, you put the last one in the microwave." Elvira, a notorious PetKiller, [[InformedAttribute though actually treats pets pretty decently on-screen]], shrieks, freaks out, and flees in abject terror.

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* Discussed in ''WesternAnimation/Animaniacs''. The anthromorphic animals trick Elvira into thinking she's in an alternate world where humans are the pets. One of the animals asks for Elvira as its pet, but then the mother goes "no honey, you put the last one in the microwave." Elvira, a notorious PetKiller, ChronicPetKiller, [[InformedAttribute though actually treats pets pretty decently on-screen]], shrieks, freaks out, and flees in abject terror.

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* Discussed in ''WesternAnimation/Animaniacs''. The anthromorphic animals trick Elvira into thinking she's in an alternate world where humans are the pets. One of the animals asks for Elvira as its pet, but then the mother goes "no honey, you put the last one in the microwave." Elvira, a notorious PetKiller, [[InformedAttribute though actually treats pets pretty decently on-screen]], shrieks, freaks out, and flees in abject terror.


Please, DontTryThisAtHome. You'll end up with a dead pet, [[LudicrousGibs a ton of grossness]], and a broken microwave. And probably [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone a lot of guilt on your conscience]].

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Please, DontTryThisAtHome. You'll end up with a dead pet, [[LudicrousGibs a ton of grossness]], and a broken microwave. And probably [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone a lot of guilt on your conscience]]. And if anyone finds out, [[YouMonster a lot of hate directed at you]].


* In ''Series/{{Shameless}}'', eight-year-old Carl microwaves a goldfish, apparently for fun.

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* In ''Series/{{Shameless}}'', Early on in ''Series/ShamelessUS'', eight-year-old Carl microwaves a goldfish, apparently for fun.fun. He also melts his toys in the toaster as well.



* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'': In Season 1 (Murder House), Episode 5, Hayden tricks Vivien into thinking she killed her dog in the microwave. Similarly, in Season 7 (Cult), Episode 3, a guinea pig, given as a gift to 10 year old Oz Mayfair-Richards, is murdered in the microwave by an unknown killer.

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In Season 1 (Murder House), ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse'', Episode 5, Hayden tricks Vivien Vivian into thinking she killed her dog in the microwave. Similarly, in Season 7 (Cult), microwave.
** In the seventh series, ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCult,
Episode 3, a guinea pig, given as a gift to 10 year old Oz Mayfair-Richards, is murdered in the microwave by an unknown killer.one of the Clown Killers. The gory splat is every bit as horrifying for the main characters as it is for the audience.


** Seth Farlane's Cavalade of Cartoon Comedy includes a skit about putting a dog in the microwave after giving them a tin foil hat and chocolate. Earth explodes. (But seriously, in real life the tin foil would have caught fire, do not try this at home.)

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** Seth Farlane's Cavalade ''Seth [=MacFarlane's=] Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy Comedy'' includes a skit about putting a dog in the microwave after giving them a tin foil hat and chocolate. Earth explodes. (But seriously, in real life the tin foil would have caught fire, do not try this at home.)

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* Handwaved in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIVApocalypse'' as the microwave's description (itself being VendorTrash in this game) regarding how cooking [[SapientEatSapient demon meat]] on them is guaranteed to make it explode. Other bits and pieces scattered along dialogue explain that, due to this, low-tech ways to prepare the meat, like open-fire-roasting, are encouraged.

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** Seth Farlane's Cavalade of Cartoon Comedy includes a skit about putting a dog in the microwave after giving them a tin foil hat and chocolate. Earth explodes. (But seriously, in real life the tin foil would have caught fire, do not try this at home.)


[[caption-width-right:350:That's Shake's cat by the way.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:That's Shake's cat cat, by the way.]]


* There are some videos on YouTube of live animals being microwaved but most have over 80% dislikes and are flagged for violating community guidelines.

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* There are some videos on YouTube Website/YouTube of live animals being microwaved but most have over 80% dislikes and are flagged for violating community guidelines.


* ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'': Ray's daughter's pet hamster is accidentally frozen, so Ray's father suggests that they try to revive it with a microwave.
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''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'':
In Season 1 (Murder House), Episode 5, Hayden tricks Vivien into thinking she killed her dog in the microwave.
In Season 7 (Cult), Episode 3, a guinea pig, given as a gift to 10 year old Oz Mayfair-Richards, is murdered in the microwave by an unknown killer.

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* ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'': *''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'': Ray's daughter's pet hamster is accidentally frozen, so Ray's father suggests that they try to revive it with a microwave.
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''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'':
* ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'': In Season 1 (Murder House), Episode 5, Hayden tricks Vivien into thinking she killed her dog in the microwave.
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microwave. Similarly, in Season 7 (Cult), Episode 3, a guinea pig, given as a gift to 10 year old Oz Mayfair-Richards, is murdered in the microwave by an unknown killer.

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''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'':
In Season 1 (Murder House), Episode 5, Hayden tricks Vivien into thinking she killed her dog in the microwave.
In Season 7 (Cult), Episode 3, a guinea pig, given as a gift to 10 year old Oz Mayfair-Richards, is murdered in the microwave by an unknown killer.

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* ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'': Ray's daughter's pet hamster is accidentally frozen, so Ray's father suggests that they try to revive it with a microwave.

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