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** In a similar and kind of {{Inverted}} example: in one episode, Kitty provides Eric with a bag of condoms, which is embarrassing. However, later Kitty and Red are planning to have sex and realize that they're out, so Red sneaks into Eric's room to take one. Eric walks in, Red is angry/embarrassed, and Eric freaks out because he incorrectly believes that Red saw his marijuana stash.



* ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' devotes a Halloween episode to this one. In deference to the relatively family-friendly nature of the show, the condoms are referred to as "the stuff". So Ray buys "the stuff" to prove to Debra that he can be responsible. Brightly colored ones, to be specific. Unfortunately, before Ray gets to use them, Frank sees them in the bag on the kitchen counter and, thinking they're colorful candy, gives them to the trick-or-treaters.

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* ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond'' devotes a Halloween episode to this one. In deference to the relatively family-friendly nature of the show, the condoms are referred to as "the stuff". stuff." So Ray buys "the stuff" to prove to Debra that he can be responsible. Brightly colored ones, to be specific. Unfortunately, before Ray gets to use them, Frank sees them in the bag on the kitchen counter and, thinking they're colorful candy, gives them to the trick-or-treaters.

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* {{Inverted}} in ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill,'' at least in term of the ages involved. Teenage Kevin is working as a cashier when his gay, adult neighbor Wally comes in. He seems nervous that Kevin's the one working there, makes awkward chitchat and then goes outside to have a frantic discussion with his boyfriend, Gus. Gus then comes in, clearly annoyed, and asks Kevin for some condoms.


* ''Series/JackAndBobby'' has one where Jack and his best friend are staring at the condom selection at the supermarket, trying to figure out what size to buy. Then his mom Grace winds up behind him in the checkout line. Of course, she compliments him on being responsible and tells the cashier to charge her for the condoms, which only compounds Jack's embarrassment.



%%* Explored creatively in [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1368#comic this]] ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal''.

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%%* * Explored creatively in [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1368#comic this]] ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal''. Apparently Todd ''really'' doesn't want his parents to find out.


Compare TamponRun, which is about buying tampons instead of condoms.

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Compare TamponRun, which is about buying tampons instead of condoms.
condoms. Subtrope to CoverupPurchase.


* In ''Film/IfLooksCouldKill'' the protagonist Michael Corben is mistaken for a Franchise/JamesBond-type spy, and a FemmeFataleSpy turns up to seduce and then kill him. Eager to make love to this beautiful woman, Corben searches through the effects of the spy whose place he's taken and finds a metal tube labelled COMBAT CONDOMS. As he's in the bathroom struggling to get the tube open, another assassin turns up and blows up the first assassin with a rocket launcher.

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* In ''Film/IfLooksCouldKill'' the protagonist Michael Corben is mistaken for a Franchise/JamesBond-type spy, and a FemmeFataleSpy turns up to seduce and then kill him. Eager to make love to this beautiful woman, Corben searches through the effects of the spy whose place he's taken and finds a metal tube labelled COMBAT CONDOMS. As he's in the bathroom struggling to get the tube open, another assassin turns up and [[MomentKiller blows up the first assassin with a rocket launcher.launcher]].



* There's an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xHRT0b2Bv4 hilarious scene]] in the dark comedy ''Series/{{GBH}}'' where labor leader Mike Murray, eager to make love to the beautiful blonde waiting in his hotel room, tries to find a packet of condoms in the middle of a ''Series/DoctorWho'' convention. Unfortunately the hotel's vending machine is empty thanks to a large influx of firemen the previous night. Mike has to borrow some from the hotel's owner who's in his office with several conventioneers, including one dressed as a Dalek.

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* There's an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xHRT0b2Bv4 hilarious scene]] in the dark comedy ''Series/{{GBH}}'' where labor ''Series/{{GBH}}''. Labor leader Mike Murray, eager to make love to the beautiful blonde waiting in his hotel room, tries to find a packet of condoms in the middle of a ''Series/DoctorWho'' convention. Unfortunately the hotel's vending machine is empty thanks to a large influx of firemen the previous night. Mike has to borrow some from the hotel's owner who's in his office with several conventioneers, including one dressed as a Dalek.



* ''Series/FullFrontal''. A parody of a PublicServiceAnnouncement about safe sex had a couple agreeing to do the deed, but the man doesn't have contraception. He then lists exactly how many condoms he'd have to buy just on the odd chance he'd have sex that night, until the woman becomes annoyed and storms off to buy some. He then turns to the audience and says that [[BrokenAesop you can always get women to buy your condoms]].

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* ''Series/FullFrontal''. A parody of a PublicServiceAnnouncement about safe sex had a couple agreeing to do the deed, but the man doesn't have contraception. He then lists exactly how many condoms he'd have to buy just on the odd chance he'd have sex that night, until the woman becomes annoyed and storms off to buy some. He then turns to the audience and says that [[BrokenAesop [[SpoofAesop you can always get women to buy your condoms]].


* ''Series/FullFrontal''. A parody of a PublicServiceAnnouncement about safe sex had a couple agreeing to do the deed, but the man doesn't have contraception. He then lists exactly how many condoms he'd have to buy just on the odd chance he'd have sex that night, until the woman becomes annoyed and storms off to buy some. He then turns to the audience and says that [[WarpThatAesop you can always get women to buy your condoms]].

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* ''Series/FullFrontal''. A parody of a PublicServiceAnnouncement about safe sex had a couple agreeing to do the deed, but the man doesn't have contraception. He then lists exactly how many condoms he'd have to buy just on the odd chance he'd have sex that night, until the woman becomes annoyed and storms off to buy some. He then turns to the audience and says that [[WarpThatAesop [[BrokenAesop you can always get women to buy your condoms]].


* In the first ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' game, Larry attempts to discreetly buy a "lubber" at a convenience store. The clerk talks him through a LongList of options before loudly announcing his order to the store in general. Hitherto unseen people appear from behind the shelves to shout "What a pervert!" before disappearing again.

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* In the first ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry'' game, ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry1InTheLandOfTheLoungeLizards'', Larry attempts to discreetly buy a "lubber" at a convenience store. The clerk talks him through a LongList of options before loudly announcing his order to the store in general. Hitherto unseen people appear from behind the shelves to shout "What a pervert!" before disappearing again.

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Compare TamponRun, which is about buying tampons instead of condoms.

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* Inverted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', when Homer openly buys a packet of condoms while trying to cover up the fact that what he really wants to buy are fireworks (which are illegal in the state the family are currently vacationing in).
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* In ''Film/IfLooksCouldKill'' the protagonist Michael Corben is mistaken for a JamesBond-type spy, and a FemmeFataleSpy turns up to seduce and then kill him. Eager to make love to this beautiful woman, Corben searches through the effects of the spy whose place he's taken and finds a metal tube labelled COMBAT CONDOMS. As he's in the bathroom struggling to get the tube open, another assassin turns up and blows up the first assassin with a rocket launcher.

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* In ''Film/IfLooksCouldKill'' the protagonist Michael Corben is mistaken for a JamesBond-type Franchise/JamesBond-type spy, and a FemmeFataleSpy turns up to seduce and then kill him. Eager to make love to this beautiful woman, Corben searches through the effects of the spy whose place he's taken and finds a metal tube labelled COMBAT CONDOMS. As he's in the bathroom struggling to get the tube open, another assassin turns up and blows up the first assassin with a rocket launcher.


* ''Series/FullFrontal''. A parody of a PublicServiceAnnouncement about safe sex had a couple agreeing to do the deed, but the man doesn't have contraception. He then lists exactly how many condoms he'd have to buy just on the odd chance he'd have sex that night, until the woman becomes annoyed and storms off to buy some. He then turns to the audience and says that [[WarpTheAesop you can always get women to buy your condoms]].

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* ''Series/FullFrontal''. A parody of a PublicServiceAnnouncement about safe sex had a couple agreeing to do the deed, but the man doesn't have contraception. He then lists exactly how many condoms he'd have to buy just on the odd chance he'd have sex that night, until the woman becomes annoyed and storms off to buy some. He then turns to the audience and says that [[WarpTheAesop [[WarpThatAesop you can always get women to buy your condoms]].

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* In ''Film/IfLooksCouldKill'' the protagonist Michael Corben is mistaken for a JamesBond-type spy, and a FemmeFataleSpy turns up to seduce and then kill him. Eager to make love to this beautiful woman, Corben searches through the effects of the spy whose place he's taken and finds a metal tube labelled COMBAT CONDOMS. As he's in the bathroom struggling to get the tube open, another assassin turns up and blows up the first assassin with a rocket launcher.

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* ''Series/FullFrontal''. A parody of a PublicServiceAnnouncement about safe sex had a couple agreeing to do the deed, but the man doesn't have contraception. He then lists exactly how many condoms he'd have to buy just on the odd chance he'd have sex that night, until the woman becomes annoyed and storms off to buy some. He then turns to the audience and says that [[WarpTheAesop you can always get women to buy your condoms]].

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* On a less funny side, in America, at least, there are pharmacists who will refuse to fill prescriptions for the contraceptive pill and cashiers who will make buying condoms as difficult and unpleasant as they can. Some stores do still keep condoms locked up, and there's one story of a cashier asking a young woman for I.D., despite the fact there is no legal age limit to purchase condoms.


* In his {{Website/TED}} talk "Parrots, the Universe, and Everything", Creator/DouglasAdams relates a tale about trying to buy a condom in Shanghai in 1988 so he could drop a microphone into the Yangtze River and record its sound. With a language barrier, the shopkeeper insisting the pill is better, and a dolphin involved, HilarityEnsues.

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* In his {{Website/TED}} talk "Parrots, the Universe, universe and Everything", everything", Creator/DouglasAdams relates a tale about trying to buy a condom in Shanghai in 1988 so he could drop a microphone into the Yangtze River and record its sound. With a language barrier, the shopkeeper insisting the pill is better, and a dolphin involved, HilarityEnsues.

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