A radio message from the Andromeda galaxy, over a million light years away, is picked up by a radio telescope, and turns out to be the blueprints and assembly instructions for an alien supercomputer.
In an odd variation of this trope, where Moe himself became a balloon.
In Dizzy PilotsMoe falls into a tub of tar, and to get the tar off of him, Larry and Curly cut a hole in his clothes and begin filling it up with gas.
Hilarity Ensues as Moe begins to float away when Larry and Curly aren't looking, and they spend the next sizable chunk of the episode trying to get Moe down. He eventually floats through an opening in the ceiling and into the sky.
Hearing Moe cry during the ordeal makes this a candidate for Crowning Moment of Funny. In the feature film adaptation, a little girl gets lifted by a bunch of balloons. When a bullet pops them and she falls onto a big cake, she says "That was awesome! Literature Happened to one of the characters of Caroline visite Paris from the French youth book series Caroline.
The title character in Curious George is borne aloft by helium balloons. This was repeated in other media adaptations of the stories. Discussed in David Brin 's Glory Season ; the balloon-like creatures called zoor have enough lift that children can can ride the larger ones by grabbing onto their tentacles.
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl has a variation involving seagulls. Of course, James got the idea by thinking of the balloon version.
Happens to the titular old lady, a balloon seller, in Mrs Cockles Cat. The Twitsalso by Dahl. Twit, having already convinced Mrs. Twit that she's shrinking, ties her to a couple hundred balloons, and her feet to a ring in the ground, and leaves her there to 'stretch'.
Twit accidentally gives him the idea to cut her loose Winnie-the-Pooh uses one of Christopher Robin's balloons to get honey from a beehive high up a tree. Live Action TV The trope is subverted in the Abbott And Costello show when Lou was trying to get a fat woman on her feet with some balloons, unaware that Bud is doing the real work with a lifting jack.
In the third season of Arrested DevelopmentGeorge tries to escape from house arrest by attaching weather balloons to a deck chair apparently inspired by the "Larry Lawnchair" example below.
Given that he's a Bluth, it ends about as well as you'd expect. Murdock and Hannibal escape a prison by filling plastic bags with hot air, powered by hair dryers.
Murdock, how'd I ever let you talk me into this? I have intermittent memory loss! Pretty sure they did this to Graham Norton during a Comic Relief one year. The story "Planet of the Daleks" has the Doctor and a group of Thals escape from the lowest level of the Dalek city by making a hot air balloon from plastic sheeting and being carried up an air shaft.
Happened in one of the earliest episodes of El Chavo del ocho. On Fraggle RockWembly uses a bunch of balloons tied to a basket to return a bird to the Gorgs' Garden in one episode.
The final episode of Green Wing ends with Caroline being carried up into the sky by a mass of helium filled balloons at her wedding reception.
The DVD boxset extras shows an alternate ending where Guy and Mac grab onto Caroline's ankles and are taken up with her. It ends with Mac saying, "Caroline, there's something I've been meaning to tell you.
There was an episode of the little-remembered New Leave It to Beaver show featuring this gag.James and the Giant Peach study guide contains a biography of Roald Dahl, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
About James and the Giant Peach James and the Giant Peach Summary. James and the Giant Peach was Roald Dahl's first classic novel for children. Although The Gremlins is sometimes referred to as an earlier example of his writing for children, James was Roald's first conscious attempt to write for a younger audience after several years of writing primarily adult short stories.
James and the Giant Peach is a popular children's novel written in by British author Roald Dahl. The original first edition published by Alfred Knopf featured illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. Warning: this is + kilobytes of text, and it will be a few weeks before I break it down into a tree of faster-loading little files.
It will load slowly for those with slow modems, and not in its entirety for those with very small memories. This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. James and the Giant Peach is a children’s novel by British author Roald Dahl, originally illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert and most famously visualized by Quentin Blake.
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