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* In the Israeli TV show ''Animation/MK22'', an Arab messenger tells a character something, and then says "This messenger will self destruct in three. Two. One." The guy pushes a button, explodes.
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* In the Israeli TV show ''[=MK22=]'', an Arab messenger tells a character something, and then says "This messenger will self destruct in three. Two. One." The guy pushes a button, explodes.


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* ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies1984'': In "The Case of the Missing Chicken", Gonzo imagines he's a spy and is informed through his shoe-phone that both his plush chicken Camilla and the president's socks have been stolen. He is then informed that his phone will self-destruct in five seconds, and the phone blows up on him.


* Used in ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' ...with a text message!

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* Used in ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' ...''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck''... with a text message!


* [[TropeNamer Of course]], this was the way every MissionBriefing for the original''Series/MissionImpossible'' was done. While in parodies the message often destroys itself with a large and lethally dangerous explosion, in the actual series the destruction was harmless and the most the audience sees is the tape suddenly start to smoke slightly; there weren't even any flames, and Phelps usually just dumps the ruined and still-smoking tape in a rubbish bin or something equivalent. Sometimes they tried to get creative on exactly how the item self destructed. This show is pretty much the UrExample of this trope. That being said, [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness the early episodes didn't have this trope yet]]. The tape ended with "Please dispose of this message in the usual manner", upon which the addressee (Briggs first season, Phelps later) threw all the documents into a conveniently placed incinerator or used other means to destroy the tape. Acid was used at least once.

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* [[TropeNamer Of course]], this was the way every MissionBriefing for the original''Series/MissionImpossible'' original ''Series/MissionImpossible'' was done. While in parodies the message often destroys itself with a large and lethally dangerous explosion, in the actual series the destruction was harmless and the most the audience sees is the tape suddenly start to smoke slightly; there weren't even any flames, and Phelps usually just dumps the ruined and still-smoking tape in a rubbish bin or something equivalent. Sometimes they tried to get creative on exactly how the item self destructed. This show is pretty much the UrExample of this trope. That being said, [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness the early episodes didn't have this trope yet]]. The tape ended with "Please dispose of this message in the usual manner", upon which the addressee (Briggs first season, Phelps later) threw all the documents into a conveniently placed incinerator or used other means to destroy the tape. Acid was used at least once.


* In ''Literature/GoodOmens'' fics, there is a tendency for Crowley's written briefings to go up in flamboyant Hellfire. as you might expect.

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* In ''Literature/GoodOmens'' fics, there is a tendency for Crowley's written briefings to go up in flamboyant Hellfire. Hellfire, as you might expect.


* In ''The Zone'' WorldWar Three series by James Rouch, a politically sensitive memo from one high-ranking Allied officer to another ends with a request to "Burn this, won't you."

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* In ''The Zone'' WorldWar Three WorldWarThree series by James Rouch, a politically sensitive memo from one high-ranking Allied officer to another ends with a request to "Burn this, won't you."

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* In ''The Zone'' WorldWar Three series by James Rouch, a politically sensitive memo from one high-ranking Allied officer to another ends with a request to "Burn this, won't you."


* Used on the ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' episodes "The World of Machines," "The Duel," and "The Odd Ball Runaround."

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%% * Used on the ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'' episodes "The World of Machines," "The Duel," and "The Odd Ball Runaround."


* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', where Gadget's absentmindedness always leads to the message literally exploding in Chief Quimby's face (NonFatalExplosions, though), who can never quite remember why he keeps that guy on the payroll. ("Why do I put up with him?") The tradition even remains in the later series when Chief Quimby made a guest appearance. The SpiritualSuccessor series ''WesternAnimation/GadgetBoy'' does this in at least a couple of episodes.

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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', where Gadget's absentmindedness always leads to the message accidentally but literally exploding [[NonFatalExplosions exploding]] in Chief Quimby's face (NonFatalExplosions, though), face, who can never quite remember why he keeps that guy on the payroll. ("Why do I put up with him?") The tradition even remains in the later series when Chief Quimby made a guest appearance. appearance.
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The SpiritualSuccessor series ''WesternAnimation/GadgetBoy'' to ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'', ''WesternAnimation/GadgetBoyAndHeather'' does this in at least a couple of episodes.


* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' Explosive Runes: Once Read Kaboom. One tactic of Vaarsuvius in his/her "discussions" with Belkar.

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' Explosive Runes: Once Read Kaboom. One tactic of Vaarsuvius in his/her "discussions" with Belkar. The RunningGag with them ended after V zapped Xykon's prize possession with them.


* In 1980's/1990's Quebec comedy group Rock et Belles Oreilles'[[note]]Think ''Sseries/KidsInTheHall'', but French-Canadian and a lot more socio-political[[/note]] TV show's sketch spoof of ''Mission Impossible'' had the audio tape [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext turn into Chicken McNuggets]].

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* In 1980's/1990's Quebec comedy group Rock et Belles Oreilles'[[note]]Think ''Sseries/KidsInTheHall'', ''Series/KidsInTheHall'', but French-Canadian and a lot more socio-political[[/note]] TV show's sketch spoof of ''Mission Impossible'' had the audio tape [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext turn into Chicken McNuggets]].


** In 1980's/1990's Quebec comedy group Rock et Belles Oreilles[[note]]Think KidsInTheHall, but French-Canadian and a lot more socio-political]]'s TV show's sketch spoof of ''Mission Impossible'' had the audio tape [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext turn into Chicken McNuggets]].

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** * In 1980's/1990's Quebec comedy group Rock et Belles Oreilles[[note]]Think KidsInTheHall, Oreilles'[[note]]Think ''Sseries/KidsInTheHall'', but French-Canadian and a lot more socio-political]]'s socio-political[[/note]] TV show's sketch spoof of ''Mission Impossible'' had the audio tape [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext turn into Chicken McNuggets]].


* [[TropeNamer Of course]], this was the way every MissionBriefing for the original''Series/MissionImpossible'' was done. While in parodies the message often destroys itself with a large and lethally dangerous explosion, in the actual series the destruction was harmless and the most the audience sees is the tape suddenly start to smoke slightly; there weren't even any flames, and Phelps usually just dumps the ruined and still-smoking tape in a rubbish bin or something equivalent. Sometimes they tried to get creative on exactly how the item self destructed. This show is pretty much the UrExample of this trope. That being said, [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness the early episodes didn't have this trope yet]]. The tape ended with "Please dispose of this message in the usual manner", upon which the addressee (Briggs first season, Phelps later) threw all the documents into a conveniently placed incinerator or other means to destroy the tape.

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* [[TropeNamer Of course]], this was the way every MissionBriefing for the original''Series/MissionImpossible'' was done. While in parodies the message often destroys itself with a large and lethally dangerous explosion, in the actual series the destruction was harmless and the most the audience sees is the tape suddenly start to smoke slightly; there weren't even any flames, and Phelps usually just dumps the ruined and still-smoking tape in a rubbish bin or something equivalent. Sometimes they tried to get creative on exactly how the item self destructed. This show is pretty much the UrExample of this trope. That being said, [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness the early episodes didn't have this trope yet]]. The tape ended with "Please dispose of this message in the usual manner", upon which the addressee (Briggs first season, Phelps later) threw all the documents into a conveniently placed incinerator or used other means to destroy the tape.tape. Acid was used at least once.


* [[TropeNamer Of course]], this was the way every MissionBriefing for the original''Series/MissionImpossible'' was done. While in parodies the message often destroys itself with a large and lethally dangerous explosion, in the actual series the destruction was harmless and the most the audience sees is the tape suddenly start to smoke slightly; there weren't even any flames, and Phelps usually just dumps the ruined and still-smoking tape in a rubbish bin or something equivalent. Sometimes they tried to get creative on exactly how the item self destructed. This show is pretty much the UrExample of this trope. That being said, [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness the early episodes didn't have this trope yet]]. The tape ended with "Please dispose of this message in the usual manner", upon which the addressee (usually Briggs or Phelps) threw all the documents into a conveniently placed incinerator or other means to destroy the tape.

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* [[TropeNamer Of course]], this was the way every MissionBriefing for the original''Series/MissionImpossible'' was done. While in parodies the message often destroys itself with a large and lethally dangerous explosion, in the actual series the destruction was harmless and the most the audience sees is the tape suddenly start to smoke slightly; there weren't even any flames, and Phelps usually just dumps the ruined and still-smoking tape in a rubbish bin or something equivalent. Sometimes they tried to get creative on exactly how the item self destructed. This show is pretty much the UrExample of this trope. That being said, [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness the early episodes didn't have this trope yet]]. The tape ended with "Please dispose of this message in the usual manner", upon which the addressee (usually Briggs or Phelps) (Briggs first season, Phelps later) threw all the documents into a conveniently placed incinerator or other means to destroy the tape.


* [[TropeNamer Of course]], this was the way every MissionBriefing for ''Series/MissionImpossible'' was done. While in parodies the message often destroys itself with a large and lethally dangerous explosion, in the actual series the destruction was harmless and the most the audience sees is the tape suddenly start to smoke slightly; there weren't even any flames, and Phelps usually just dumps the ruined and still-smoking tape in a rubbish bin or something equivalent. Sometimes they tried to get creative on exactly how the item self destructed. This show is pretty much the UrExample of this trope. That being said, [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness the early episodes didn't have this trope yet]]. The tape ended with "Please dispose of this message in the usual manner", upon which the addressee (usually Briggs or Phelps) threw all the documents into a conveniently placed incinerator or other means to destroy the tape.

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* [[TropeNamer Of course]], this was the way every MissionBriefing for ''Series/MissionImpossible'' the original''Series/MissionImpossible'' was done. While in parodies the message often destroys itself with a large and lethally dangerous explosion, in the actual series the destruction was harmless and the most the audience sees is the tape suddenly start to smoke slightly; there weren't even any flames, and Phelps usually just dumps the ruined and still-smoking tape in a rubbish bin or something equivalent. Sometimes they tried to get creative on exactly how the item self destructed. This show is pretty much the UrExample of this trope. That being said, [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness the early episodes didn't have this trope yet]]. The tape ended with "Please dispose of this message in the usual manner", upon which the addressee (usually Briggs or Phelps) threw all the documents into a conveniently placed incinerator or other means to destroy the tape.tape.
* In the 1980s ''Series/MissionImpossible'', they took the variety (and fun) out of the destruction. Jim would take what looked like a proto-netbook out of a hidden or protected location, find and insert the separately included DVD, then close the device after the warning. The netbook and disc would slag themselves via mini-explosion, contained by the case.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flexplay Flexplay]] [=DVDs=] were designed in such a way that, when taken out of their airtight package and exposed to the open air, a layer on the red reflective side of the disc would oxidize and become black and opaque, thus rendering the disc unreadable and completely useless within approximately 48 hours. These [=DVDs=] were made as an alternative to traditional video rentals: instead of paying to rent a movie and returning it later, Flexplay discs could be sold at discount and did not need to be returned.

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