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* Likewise, at the beginning of the ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'' episode "[[Recap/MrBogusS1E13GoodSportBogus Good Sport Bogus]]", Bogus does this, ''[[UpToEleven with a camera lens]]'', before Tommy turns the lens around, to which when Bogus looks through it again, he freaks out upon seeing a close-up of Tommy's eyes.

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* Likewise, at the beginning of the ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'' episode "[[Recap/MrBogusS1E13GoodSportBogus Good Sport Bogus]]", Bogus does this, ''[[UpToEleven with ''with a camera lens]]'', lens'', before Tommy turns the lens around, to which when Bogus looks through it again, he freaks out upon seeing a close-up of Tommy's eyes.


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->'''Ed''': I can't see them, Eddy! It's too far away!
->'''Eddy''': You're looking through the wrong end, gimme that!
-->--''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''


When you're looking through a pair of binoculars, or even a telescope, expect a BinocularShot through the character's perspective. However, when a character who is a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} or TheDitz looks through the binoculars, expect to see him looking through the wrong end, which results in a faraway view through that character's perspective. The character will then think that the person or item that he's looking at is far away, until another character turns the binoculars around or until the ditzy character lowers the binoculars or telescope. Generally shows up in {{Comedy}}.

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When you're looking through a pair of binoculars, or even a telescope, expect a BinocularShot through the character's perspective. However, when a character who is a {{Cloudcuckoolander}} or TheDitz looks through the binoculars, expect to see him them looking through the wrong end, which results in a faraway view through that character's perspective. The character will then think that the person or item that he's they're looking at is far away, until another character turns the binoculars around or until the ditzy character lowers the binoculars or telescope. Generally shows up in {{Comedy}}.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ElinorWondersWhy'': Happens to Elinor in 'Bird Song':
-->'''Elinor''': Hmm! That doesn't look right. These are supposed to make things look closer, not further away! (looks at binoculars and realizes mistake) Oh. (giggles, then fixes it) [[BreakingTheFourthWall Oops]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Amphibia}}'': In "Commander Anne", Anne does this while trying to locate the enemy forces, which makes it too late to alert the others when she finds them since they're actually close enough to attack.


* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', the HopelessWithTech Sigrun once [[http://www.sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=284 used binoculars the wrong way]].

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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', the HopelessWithTech Sigrun once [[http://www.sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=284 used binoculars the wrong way]].way.]]

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* [[CloudCuckoolander Troy]] from ''Series/{{Community}}'' believes for a while that looking through the wrong end of a telescope can "shrink your enemies". He uses binoculars in the next season, so he likely grew out of this.

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* In the original ''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety'' book, Kate reveals to the other members of the Society that her kaleidoscope is actually a spyglass in disguise. Constance tries it out, but complains to Kate that it's a terrible spyglass, that it makes everything look far away.
-->''Kate turned the spyglass around and handed it back to her.''
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* In ''Film/WarForThePlanetOfTheApes'', Bad Ape tries to look through binoculars to spy on the Alpha Omega base, where Caesar and his brethren are being held prisoner. He is worried about how far away it looks looks until an annoyed Maurice flips them over.

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* In ''Film/WarForThePlanetOfTheApes'', Bad Ape tries to look through binoculars to spy on the Alpha Omega base, where Caesar and his brethren are being held prisoner. He is worried about how far away it looks looks until an annoyed Maurice flips them over.

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* ''Film/ZombielandDoubleTap'': When [[DumbBlonde Madison]] tries looking through binoculars, this happens. She sees Tallahassee and says he looks really small before repeatedly raising and lowering the binoculars while saying "You're tiny, now you're not."

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* The "person turns out to be right in front of me" bit was played with ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'': Jack spots Davy Jones from a distance from the correct end of a telescope...yet when he puts the telescope down, Jones is right in front of him, having teleported there in the split-second interim.

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