Escape from the pyramid of Dooom
February 21, 2015 1:13 PM   Subscribe

I've seen a few silly shows recently (e.g. the film of "Mr Peabody and Sherman" and I think an episode of kids show "Bubble Guppies"), where our heroes have escaped from a pyramid full of traps in a boat which shoots out of the pyramid and lands on the sand. Does this have any basis in anything?

I mean i doubt that it's inspired by reality. But perhaps it's originally from a book or a film?
posted by KateViolet to Media & Arts (4 answers total)
According to this article, the whole conceit was formed form a Disney comic book, "Uncle Scrooge and the Seven Cities of Cibola."
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 1:37 PM on February 21, 2015 [1 favorite]

Do you mean trapped pyramids / tombs generally, or escaping in boats specifically?
posted by obiwanwasabi at 3:00 AM on February 22, 2015

Response by poster: Specifically the escaping in a boat bit! It seemed a strange detail.
posted by KateViolet at 3:56 AM on February 22, 2015

Best answer: It's probably a natural leap given the existence of the Khufu ship. Booby-trapped pyramid + boat in a pyramid + "sea of sands" = the thing you're asking about.
posted by snarkout at 7:01 AM on February 22, 2015

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