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* In ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', Richard Chubby, the owner of Club Chubby, used to carry an automatic and an identical looking squirt gun filled with vodka that he used to use to freshen up patrons drink. There was more than one instance when he got the guns mixed up and shot a patron's glass. Chubby died some time later after doing vodka shots from the squirt gun, but accidentally using the real gun instead of the one with vodka in it.

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* The film ''Zombie Spring Breakers'' features local gangster Karl occasionally threatening people with a gun only to reveal that it is actually a lighter as he leaves them to get killed by zombies; [[spoiler:in his final scene, he kills himself by accident when he mixes the two up and shoots himself in the head while trying to light a cigarette]].

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* In ''VisualNovel/SpiritHunterNG'', Seiji explains that he learned how to pick locks so he could pilfer a gun from his father's safe. Turns out the gun in question was just a very fancy lighter, gifted to his father from a friend in Sicily. At least his lockpicking skills prove useful in the game.
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* In ''Series/{{Batman}}'' episode "Hi Diddle Riddle", the Riddler uses a pistol lighter to trick Batman into attacking him when he is not actually doing anything illegal.

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* In ''Series/{{Batman}}'' ''Series/Batman1966'' episode "Hi Diddle Riddle", the Riddler uses a pistol lighter to trick Batman into attacking him when he is not actually doing anything illegal.


* The first episode of ''Series/BlackBooks'' has a subplot where Fran is going slowly mad trying to figure out what a bizarre object she's been given as a gift is. At the end of the episode, Manny wanders into her shop and immediately identifies it as a novelty cigarette lighter.

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* The first episode of ''Series/BlackBooks'' has a subplot where Fran is going slowly mad trying to figure out what a bizarre object she's been given as a gift she bought to sell in her shop is. At the end of the episode, Manny wanders into her shop and immediately identifies it as a novelty cigarette lighter.


* Fairly early in ''Film/WeirdScience'' Someone pulls out a pistol and it turns out to be a lighter. Later on it somehow gets replaced ... with a pistol.

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* Fairly early in ''Film/WeirdScience'' Someone someone pulls out a pistol and it turns out to be a lighter. Later on it somehow gets replaced ...replaced... with a pistol.


* ''VideoGame/Metro2033'' and its sequel ''VideoGame/MetroLastLight'': [[PlayerCharacter Artyom]] carries a lighter that looks like (or is possibly made from) a bullet, used to read the [[DiegeticInterface journal which displays the current objectives]] in the darkness of the metro tunnels. It can also provide light in situations where the proper flashlight would be too dangerous.

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* ''VideoGame/Metro2033'' and its sequel ''VideoGame/MetroLastLight'': [[PlayerCharacter Artyom]] carries a lighter that looks like (or is possibly made from) from a bullet, used to read the [[DiegeticInterface read the journal which that displays the current objectives]] in the darkness of the metro tunnels. Metro's tunnels and light up pipe bombs and gas bottles. It can also provide a bit of light in situations where to see with when the proper flashlight headlamp would be too dangerous.noticeable, or within [[BlackoutBasement areas affected by electrical distortions]][[note]]called "[[FanNickname Darkness]]" by the wiki[[/note]] that disables the headlamp and the NightVisionGoggles.





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* ''Return of Film/ThePinkPanther'': Chief Inspector Dreyfus has a pistol cigarette lighter.It looks identical to his pistol. This results in a Running Gag where he mistakes his lighter for his pistol, or vice versa.When Francois sees it before Dreyfus lights himself a cigarette, after informing Dreyfus that Closseau is to be reinstated as a detective, we get this exchange:
-->'''Francois''': Sir?!
-->'''Dreyfus''': What?(looks at pistol-shaped lighter) oh, it's a birthday gift from my wife.

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* ''Return of Film/ThePinkPanther'': Chief Inspector Dreyfus has a pistol cigarette lighter. It looks identical to his pistol. This results in a Running Gag where he mistakes his lighter for his pistol, or vice versa. When Francois François sees it before Dreyfus lights himself a cigarette, after informing Dreyfus that Closseau Clouseau is to be reinstated as a detective, we get this exchange:
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'''Dreyfus:''' What? ''[looks
at pistol-shaped lighter) oh, lighter]'' Oh, it's a birthday gift from my wife.



* The kid from ''Film/Jungle2Jungle'' is given a mission by his tribal elder to steal fire from the Statue Of Liberty, and is disappointed to learn that its torch isn't real. At the end of the film his American dad gives him a novelty lighter that looks like it.

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* The kid from ''Film/Jungle2Jungle'' is given a mission by his tribal elder to steal fire from the Statue Of of Liberty, and is disappointed to learn that its torch isn't real. At the end of the film his American dad gives him a novelty lighter that looks like it.



* An inversion In ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', the titular gun is a working cigarette lighter as well as an ''actual'' gun when not being used to shoot.

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* An inversion In ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'': the titular gun is a working cigarette lighter as well as an ''actual'' gun when not being used to shoot.



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* WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy: During the musical number in the episode "420", a DEA agent uses a gun-shaped lighter to light a Jamacian's joint.

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During the musical number in the episode "420", a DEA agent uses a gun-shaped lighter to light a Jamacian's joint.



--> '''Todd:''' Is that just your gun-shaped lighter or your lighter-shaped gun?
--> '''[=BoJack=]:''' Busted! It's just a lighter! '''*BANG!*''' Shit, I guess it's my gun. Then what did I do with my lighter? And what did I give to that baby?

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'''[=BoJack=]:''' Busted! It's just a lighter! '''*BANG!*''' Shit, I guess it's my gun. Then what did I do with my lighter? And what did I give to that baby?



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* ''Series/ThePretender'': In the episode "Scott Free" Nick threatens to shoot Jarod with a gun, but when he pulls the trigger it's revealed to be a lighter.

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* ''Series/ThePretender'': In the episode "Scott Free" Nick Free", reluctant criminal Scott threatens to shoot Jarod with a gun, but when he pulls the trigger it's revealed to be a lighter, and he explains that so far he's got away with just ''appearing'' dangerous. At the climax of the episode, gang leader Nick threatens Jarod with his own gun, only to find that Jarod has sneakily remodeled it and now it's also just a lighter.


* In WoodyAllen's {{Mockumentary}} ''Film/TakeTheMoneyAndRun'', [[StupidCrooks Virgil Starkwell]] is seen at one point stealing a gun from a pawn shop and get in a shootout with the police soon after only to realize that the "gun" that he just stole is a cigarette lighter.

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* In WoodyAllen's Creator/WoodyAllen's {{Mockumentary}} ''Film/TakeTheMoneyAndRun'', [[StupidCrooks Virgil Starkwell]] is seen at one point stealing a gun from a pawn shop and get in a shootout with the police soon after only to realize that the "gun" that he just stole is a cigarette lighter.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BoJackHorseman''
--> '''Todd:''' Is that just your gun-shaped lighter or your lighter-shaped gun?
--> '''[=BoJack=]:''' Busted! It's just a lighter! '''*BANG!*''' Shit, I guess it's my gun. Then what did I do with my lighter? And what did I give to that baby?


There may be some ''actual'' toys or guns that look exactly like it, causing a character to mix the two up.In the latter case, this can easily be either PlayedForLaughs or PlayedForDrama, [[BaitAndSwitch depending]] [[ShootHimHeHasAWallet on the]] [[AccidentalMurder situation.]]

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There may be some ''actual'' toys or guns that look exactly like it, causing a character to mix the two up. In the latter case, this can easily be either PlayedForLaughs or PlayedForDrama, [[BaitAndSwitch depending]] [[ShootHimHeHasAWallet on the]] [[AccidentalMurder situation.]]

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* WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy: During the musical number in the episode "420", a DEA agent uses a gun-shaped lighter to light a Jamacian's joint.
** Apparently, Vladamir Putin has a lighter that looks like a AK-pattern rifle.


A cigarette lighter designed to look like something else, such as a toy ... or gun in which case it may become a WeaponForIntimidation.

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A cigarette lighter designed to look like something else, such as a toy ... or a gun in which case it may become a WeaponForIntimidation.


A cigarette lighter designed to look like something else, such as a toy or gun.

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A cigarette lighter designed to look like something else, such as a toy toy ... or gun.
gun in which case it may become a WeaponForIntimidation.

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