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An old one dating from theatrical cartoon shorts, practically Administrivia/SelfExplanatory. Take a powder, any powder, circumstances (a sneeze, a fan, a hairdryer, a PracticalJoke or even spontaneous explosion) causes it to be blown all over the place. The camera goes blank for several seconds, turning the color of what has exploded.

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An old one dating from theatrical cartoon shorts, practically Administrivia/SelfExplanatory. Take a powder, any powder, circumstances (a sneeze, SneezeOfDoom, a fan, a hairdryer, a PracticalJoke or even spontaneous explosion) causes it to be blown all over the place. The camera goes blank for several seconds, turning the color of what has exploded.


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* ''Anime/AdventuresOfTheLittleKoala'': In "The Mysterious Moa Bird," a bee flies into the kitchen while Mommy and Laura are making eucalyptus cakes. While crouching to avoid the bee, Mommy blindly tries to swat it away from the cakes and ends up knocking a bowl of flour off the counter, covering her in flour.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13249208/1/The-Cake-Club The Cake Club]]'' Holly and the other first-year Gryffindor girls sneak into the Hogwarts kitchens to make a cake. After Lavender and Hermione sneeze, they all end up covered in flour.








* Shows up in ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'', if you can believe that. Will Whitfoot, mayor of Michel Delving and the fattest hobbit in the Shire, is caught in the collapse of the Town Hole and emerges covered in chalk, thus earning the nickname "Flourdumpling". It happens off screen -- er, off page -- but still, there you are.

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* Shows up in ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', if you can believe that. Will Whitfoot, mayor of Michel Delving and the fattest hobbit in the Shire, is caught in the collapse of the Town Hole and emerges covered in chalk, thus earning the nickname "Flourdumpling". It happens off screen -- er, off page -- but still, there you are.



* A running gag on ''The MiltonBerle Show'' was for someone to holler "MAKEUP!", resulting in someone running on stage and smacking the victim in the face with a big, soft, loaded powder puff. Copied by many others.

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* A running gag on ''The MiltonBerle Milton Berle Show'' was for someone to holler "MAKEUP!", resulting in someone running on stage and smacking the victim in the face with a big, soft, loaded powder puff. Copied by many others.



* The ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "In Like Ed" featured this gag, produced by a baking powder smoke bomb [[ShoePhone shaped like a jawbreaker]].

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* The ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
** Episode
"In Like Ed" featured this gag, produced by a baking powder smoke bomb [[ShoePhone shaped like a jawbreaker]].



* ''ScoobyDoo'' has done this more than once, at one time this was the complete disguise for the [[MonsterOfTheWeek villain of the week]] who covered himself in flour. Must have been very convincing because when Shaggy and Scooby get covered in the stuff he thinks they're ghosts.

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* ''ScoobyDoo'' ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' has done this more than once, at one time this was the complete disguise for the [[MonsterOfTheWeek villain of the week]] who covered himself in flour. Must have been very convincing because when Shaggy and Scooby get covered in the stuff he thinks they're ghosts.


An old one dating from theatrical cartoon shorts, practically SelfExplanatory. Take a powder, any powder, circumstances (a sneeze, a fan, a hairdryer, a PracticalJoke or even spontaneous explosion) causes it to be blown all over the place. The camera goes blank for several seconds, turning the color of what has exploded.


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An old one dating from theatrical cartoon shorts, practically SelfExplanatory.Administrivia/SelfExplanatory. Take a powder, any powder, circumstances (a sneeze, a fan, a hairdryer, a PracticalJoke or even spontaneous explosion) causes it to be blown all over the place. The camera goes blank for several seconds, turning the color of what has exploded.



* The nuclear cheese blast in ''Film/OverTheHedge''.

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* The nuclear cheese blast in ''Film/OverTheHedge''.
''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge''.



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* [[Film/BlazingSaddles Mongo open candy box, candy box go KABOOM!]] Powder fill screen. Scene end.


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* In ''AudioPlay/TheUnfinishedSpellingErrorsOfBolkien'', Gimli blows on the horn of Helm Hammerhand and gets covered in powder that old Helm left in there as a joke.



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* In ''TheUnfinishedSpellingErrorsOfBolkien'', Gimli blows on the horn of Helm Hammerhand and gets covered in powder that old Helm left in there as a joke.


When liquids are involved (e.g. in a BucketBoobyTrap, the result is usually CoveredInGunge.

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When liquids are involved (e.g. in a BucketBoobyTrap, BucketBoobyTrap), the result is usually CoveredInGunge.


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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'': In "Four Star Spectacular", 'Mazing Man causes a fireplace to collapse, covering himself and the homeowners from head to foot in soot.



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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Blossom}}'', Blossom and Six use this trick (blowing powder under the bottom of a window) to blind what they think is a homicidial maniac attempting to break into the house on Halloween. It actually turns out to be one of Blossom's brothers.


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* The Milton Berle "Makeup!" variation happens to Mr. [=MacAfee=] during the Ed Sullivan Show scene (it's plausible that this was done by the in-universe stage crew for the specific purpose of getting him to shut up, as he's being a bit of a pain).

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* The Milton Berle "Makeup!" variation happens to Mr. [=MacAfee=] during the Ed Sullivan Show scene (it's plausible that this was done by the in-universe stage crew for the specific purpose of getting him to shut up, as he's being a bit of a pain).

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* A running gag on ''The MiltonBerle Show'' was for someone to holler "MAKEUP!", resulting in someone running on stage and smacking the victim in the face with a big, soft, loaded powder puff. Copied by many others.


* In ''TheUnfinishedSpellingErrorsOfBolkien'', Gimli blows on the horn of helm hammerhand and gets covered in powder that old helm left in there as a joke.

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* In ''TheUnfinishedSpellingErrorsOfBolkien'', Gimli blows on the horn of helm hammerhand Helm Hammerhand and gets covered in powder that old helm Helm left in there as a joke.


* Shows up in ''Film/LordOfTheRings'', if you can believe that. Will Whitfoot, mayor of Michel Delving and the fattest hobbit in the Shire, is caught in the collapse of the Town Hole and emerges covered in chalk, thus earning the nickname "Flourdumpling". It happens off screen -- er, off page -- but still, there you are.
* The ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "In Like Ed" featured this gag, produced by a baking powder smoke bomb [[ShoePhone shaped like a jawbreaker]].
** "Smile For the Ed" had Ed shouting "Makeup!" and ''poof''ing Eddy through the wall with a chalkboard eraser. The episode ends with him doing it to himself, producing this trope.

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* Shows up in ''Film/LordOfTheRings'', if you can believe that. Will Whitfoot, mayor of Michel Delving and the fattest hobbit in the Shire, is caught in the collapse of the Town Hole and emerges covered in chalk, thus earning the nickname "Flourdumpling". It happens off screen -- er, off page -- but still, there you are.
* The ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "In Like Ed" featured this gag, produced by a baking powder smoke bomb [[ShoePhone shaped like a jawbreaker]].
** "Smile For the Ed" had Ed shouting "Makeup!" and ''poof''ing Eddy through the wall with a chalkboard eraser. The episode ends with him doing it to himself, producing this trope.

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* ScoobyDoo has done this more than once, at one time this was the complete disguise for the [[MonsterOfTheWeek villain of the week]] who covered himself in flour. Must have been very convincing because when Shaggy and Scooby get covered in the stuff he thinks they're ghosts.

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* ScoobyDoo Shows up in ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'', if you can believe that. Will Whitfoot, mayor of Michel Delving and the fattest hobbit in the Shire, is caught in the collapse of the Town Hole and emerges covered in chalk, thus earning the nickname "Flourdumpling". It happens off screen -- er, off page -- but still, there you are.

[[AC:StandUpComedy]]
* In ''TheUnfinishedSpellingErrorsOfBolkien'', Gimli blows on the horn of helm hammerhand and gets covered in powder that old helm left in there as a joke.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' episode "In Like Ed" featured this gag, produced by a baking powder smoke bomb [[ShoePhone shaped like a jawbreaker]].
** "Smile For the Ed" had Ed shouting "Makeup!" and ''poof''ing Eddy through the wall with a chalkboard eraser. The episode ends with him doing it to himself, producing this trope.
* ''ScoobyDoo''
has done this more than once, at one time this was the complete disguise for the [[MonsterOfTheWeek villain of the week]] who covered himself in flour. Must have been very convincing because when Shaggy and Scooby get covered in the stuff he thinks they're ghosts.



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