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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_content_3'); })A bomb is about to go off while the hero is indoors. Where does he find refuge? Usually, either the bathtub or the fridge. Think about it as a completely different kind of Fridge Logic. This has been tested by MythBusters. Even taking cover behind a wooden table at 5' will prevent instantaneous death from the pressure wave, though death by shrapnel or other injuries are still on the table. For a similar fallacy, see Concealment Equals Cover.
If the explosive device is small, such as a hand grenade, the hero can throw it in a fridge. This has been tried by Mythbusters as well, and proved to be at least partially false: while the sides of the fridge offer some protection, the front and back will just turn into so much deadly shrapnel.
Subtrope of Artistic License – Explosives. See also Bomb Disposal.
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In F/X: The Series, the good guys find the bomb inside the fridge, and stuff it in a cannon prop to direct the blast away from themselves.
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Inverted in Bones, where it's the bomb that's in the fridge instead of the heroes (Booth and Brennan)and it goes off when Booth opens the door.
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The ol' cast-iron bathtub is used again in Castle, where it also serves as a Chekhov's Gun: a seemingly gratuitous shower scene establishes that Beckett is within diving distance of the tub.
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The Simpsons: In "Summer of 4 Ft. 2" when Homer buys illegal fireworks for the 4th of July, he accidentally shortens the fuse of an already-lit, massive one. He initially shoves it into the fridge, but then gasps, realising that the beer would be destroyed, so he moved it into the dishwasher, where it detonated.
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MythBusters showed a clip of Monk and investigated the myth. They proved that the fridge offered some protection against the blast, but the front and back turn to deadly shrapnel. Later tests showed that such common items as a fish tank and a bed could potentially save one's life in the right circumstances.
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The Adventures of Dr. McNinja: A fridge survives an explosion that levels Doc's office, though no one was hiding inside it. The Alt Text for that page makes snarky reference to the Indiana Jones example, above.
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Homestuck: When marooned on a moon that's about to get blasted, Jane takes advantage of the Felt's arrival to have everyone hide in Biscuits' oven.
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The Order of the Stick lampshades this trope in Comic #900 after playing it straight.note Sarcophagi are typically made of stone, and thus sturdier than your average Bombproof Appliance.
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Played straight in Fallout 4's infamous "Kid in a Fridge" quest: a ghoulified child managed to survive 200 years trapped in a refrigerator, and is rescued (or sold to slavers) by the Sole Survivor.
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Stalingrad (2013): a Red Army soldier uses a bathtub as improvised portable armor to get past a German machine gun nest.
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Eraser: A fridge door was used to block the flechettes from a grenade. It worked... more or less. It was also used by the heroes to hide behind, as the X-ray scopes couldn't see through it.
Though Arnold also had to hold the door open, and gets a spike through the hand for it.
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In Spider-Man, criminals realizing their attempt to rob a bank has gone pear-shaped attempt to blow up everything with a large bomb. Spidey realizes the nearby safe is tough enough to withstand it, thus tosses it in and runs for cover. It works.
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On one NCIS, Gibbs survives a bomb blast that shredded the other person in the room because he was crouched down behind an industrial washing machine. Although he is seriously injured, the doctors conclude that the washer is the only thing that kept him from being killed.
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Adrian Monk in an episode of Monk stuffs a grenade into the fridge, then opens up the fridge again to straighten the grenade.
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Grisaia no Kajitsu: In Makina's route both her and protagonist Yuuji hide in a big refrigerator, not just from the agents raiding the building, but from the dust explosion trap that Yuuji set up.
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In Batman: The Animated Series, Batman once hid in a safe to escape the Riddler's Death Trap. The Riddler couldn't figure out how he'd survived, Batman refused to tell him, and the final scene shows him back in Arkham obsessively demanding an explanation.
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Malcolm stuffs a grenade into the fridge in an episode of Malcolm in the Middle. It ends up destroying the kitchen, roof, and the refrigerator anyways.
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The Girl in the Spider's Web also has a bathtub, in which Lisbeth jumps once her apartment is about to explode.
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Heavy Rain. A bomb-analogue is about to go off in an apartment, and you can choose to hide in a fridge. It works. And you get a trophy for doing it.
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Endeavour: Not exactly an appliance, but in "Harvest", Morse dumps a grenade inside a lead-lined drum intended to hold nuclear waste. The heavy drum acts as a sump and funnels the blast upwards.
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Sean Connery went the bathtub route to survive a pair of hand grenades in The Rock.
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Hiding in a bathtub worked for The Punisher in the 2004 film as well.
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In an episode of Stargate Atlantis, a bomb-disposal technician is seen dragging a chimney-like device on a trolley to take care of a tumor-bomb. Unfortunately, the bomb explodes seconds before it can be put inside.
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: Harrison Ford prefers using a fridge. Lead-lined in case of nuclear blast.
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