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Postby molly1216 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:42 am

someone mentioned Snoopy's dog house today
and that reminded me that it is like the TARDIS, in that is bigger on the inside.

I am sure there are others i can't remember off the top if my head.

things bigger on the inside:
The Tardis
Snoopy's Dog house
Jeannie's Bottle. (I dream of Jeannie)

hm...not sure if the wardrobe from C S Lewis counts as it is more of a portal.
let's say portal's don't count unless we get stuck.

anyone?
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Re: things that are bigger on the inside

Postby mkiker2089 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:59 pm

How about things that you don't go into.

Such as

- the stove in I Love Lucy when she kept bringing the giant loaf of bread out
- the pockets in The Mask when the police are searching him

I'm sure there are more. I think Red Dwarf did this but for the life of me I can't recall anything specific.
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Re: things that are bigger on the inside

Postby molly1216 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:39 pm

mkiker2089 wrote:How about things that you don't go into.

Such as

- the stove in I Love Lucy when she kept bringing the giant loaf of bread out
- the pockets in The Mask when the police are searching him

I'm sure there are more. I think Red Dwarf did this but for the life of me I can't recall anything specific.


awesome.
for that matter Harpo's pants pockets.
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Re: things that are bigger on the inside

Postby Stubby » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:41 pm

I believe the first use of this concept in science fiction was by Robert Heinlein in his 1940 short story "And He Built a Crooked House".
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Re: things that are bigger on the inside

Postby BenShultz » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:43 pm

Doesn't Hermoine have some sort of magical sack in Harry Potter?
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Re: things that are bigger on the inside

Postby tucco » Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:38 pm

The pylons on the original Land of the Lost.....
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Re: things that are bigger on the inside

Postby mkiker2089 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:41 pm

There are several instances of magicians hats that do this as well. Rocky and Bullwinkle and Dungeons and Dragons come to mind right off.
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Re: things that are bigger on the inside

Postby Dimwitted » Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:20 pm

It's a classic sight gag. BSG has used it, so have most of the war/crime parodies, even the classic RailRodder with the magical box on the thingy. Whatever that rail thing is, a rod I suppose.
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Re: things that are bigger on the inside

Postby Boba Fett » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:17 pm

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Re: things that are bigger on the inside

Postby Future Man » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:48 pm

My son tells me that on Nickelodeon there is a show called Ned's Declassified that features a locker that's actually bigger than you would think. Also
(I am told) Jimmy Neutron has a hand-held box that holds all kinds of tools and can even hold people.

How about John Malkovitch's car in Red?
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Re: things that are bigger on the inside

Postby tucco » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:08 am

Adam West Batman's utility belt.....let's see there's room for a hundered feet of batline, batarangs, a huge folding bullet-proof bat-shield, etc, etc.
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Re: things that are bigger on the inside

Postby Bryan Pope » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:56 am

Harry Potter is full of these. In addition to Hermione's bag, there's the tent she, Harry and Ron camp in. Ordinary on the outside, but check out the inside. Also, what about that trunk that Mad-Eye is locked away in in Goblet of Fire?

Another that springs to mind is Mary Poppins bottomless carpet bag.
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Re: things that are bigger on the inside

Postby tucco » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:14 pm

Willy Wonka's factory.
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Re: things that are bigger on the inside

Postby Ptolemy » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:52 am

Susan's bedside table in Coupling
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Re: things that are bigger on the inside

Postby J.M. Vargas » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:10 am

This applies to any Hannah Barbera cartoon but particularly "The Flintstones." There were scenes where Fred and Barney would run for what seemed like miles inside their homes and lawns (usually ending on a door slam or Dino jumping on Fred) that made me think as a little child 'just how big are houses in Bedrock?' :D
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Re: things that are bigger on the inside

Postby Paul Kile » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:35 pm

Felix the Cat's Bag of Tricks

The camera-like box in The Outer Limits episode "Do Not Open 'Til Doomsday"

And how about the "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride at Disneyland? The apparent exterior in New Orleans Square doesn't jive with the actual extent of the ride. I believe it extends underground all the way out past the railroad tracks and back.
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