History Main / AnvilOnHead

20th Jan '17 11:08:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/TexAvery's MGM shorts often had these as well. In ''BadLuckBlackie'', for instance, an anvil is but one of a series of hilariously improbable objects that fall on an unfortunate dog from above throughout the cartoon: flowerpots, a cash register, a piano, a safe, various large and heavy modes of transportation, and...[[KitchenSinkIncluded well, you know]].

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* Creator/TexAvery's MGM shorts often had these as well. In ''BadLuckBlackie'', ''WesternAnimation/BadLuckBlackie'', for instance, an anvil is but one of a series of hilariously improbable objects that fall on an unfortunate dog from above throughout the cartoon: flowerpots, a cash register, a piano, a safe, various large and heavy modes of transportation, and...[[KitchenSinkIncluded well, you know]].
2nd Dec '16 8:32:35 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/IDidNOTGiveThatSpiderSuperhumanIntelligence'': She'll do it with anything heavy, but this is Goodnight's SignatureMove. She uses the [[MindOverMatter Push Rod]] to telekinetically toss something up, then just lets it fall onto people.
29th Sep '16 6:09:09 PM MrNickelodeon
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* One example that's most certainly '''''not''''' PlayedForLaughs comes from the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFRpa5nJN_M 2005 commercial]] for [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's]] Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights. "The Storyteller" has a man strapped on top of a bed of nails, with a tied-up anvil hanging above him. After dropping a couple of quips, she cuts the line for the anvil, sending it plummeting towards him as he lets out a horrific scream. The subsequent GoryDiscretionShot leaves the clear implication that the impact of the anvil forced him down into said bed of nails.

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* One example that's most certainly '''''not''''' PlayedForLaughs comes from the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFRpa5nJN_M com/watch?v=DRB384gTvtM 2005 commercial]] for [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's]] Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights. "The Storyteller" has a man strapped on top of a bed of nails, with a tied-up anvil hanging above him. After dropping a couple of quips, she cuts the line for the anvil, sending it plummeting towards him as he lets out a horrific scream. The subsequent GoryDiscretionShot leaves the clear implication that the impact of the anvil forced him down into said bed of nails.
11th Sep '16 9:02:02 PM MrNickelodeon
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* One example that's most certainly '''''not''''' PlayedForLaughs comes from the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFRpa5nJN_M 2005 commercial]] for [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's]] Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights. "The Storyteller" has a man strapped on top of a bed of nails, with a tied-up anvil hanging above him. After dropping a couple of quips, she cuts the line for the anvil, sending it plummeting towards him as he lets out a horrific scream. The subsequent GoryDiscretionShot leaves the clear implication that the impact of the anvil forced him down into said bed of nails.
4th Sep '16 5:20:15 PM Kirb-Star
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* Peacock in ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' has this as one of her special attacks, in which she summons an object to fall on her opponent. These objects range from a flower pot or a teacup to Andy Anvil or Tommy Ten Tons ({{Assist Character}}s who are an anthropomorphic anvil and 10t weight, respectively) to a [[PianoDrop piano]] or an elephant.

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* Peacock in ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' has this as one of her special attacks, in which she summons an object to fall on her opponent. These objects range from a flower pot or a teacup to Andy Anvil or Tommy Ten Tons ({{Assist Character}}s who are an anthropomorphic anvil and 10t weight, respectively) to a [[PianoDrop piano]] piano]], an elephant or an elephant.[[ShoutOut Dio's]] [[AnimeAndMange/JojosBizarreAdventure Steam Roller]], among others.
25th Jul '16 3:49:41 PM nombretomado
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* In Edmond Rostand's play ''CyranoDeBergerac'', Cyrano is assassinated by someone throwing a log off a tall building on him.

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* In Edmond Rostand's play ''CyranoDeBergerac'', ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'', Cyrano is assassinated by someone throwing a log off a tall building on him.
19th Jun '16 5:15:53 PM BioSafety
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* ''WesternAnimation/VeggieTales'': In the ''Franchise/SherlockHolmes'' parody ''Sheerluck Holmes and the Golden Ruler'', one of Watson's maids drops an anvil out the window onto Sheerluck's head.
7th May '16 7:00:07 PM WillKeaton
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** And in "WesternAnimation/Thirteensomething", Plucky (facing unemployment as part of the episode's story) holds up a sign citing 'Will take falling anvils for laughs'. 'Ah ... that actually felt ''good''.'

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** And in "WesternAnimation/Thirteensomething", "Thirteensomething", Plucky (facing unemployment as part of the episode's story) holds up a sign citing 'Will "Will take falling anvils for laughs'. laughs." 'Ah ... that actually felt ''good''.'
7th May '16 6:59:34 PM WillKeaton
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* Used brilliantly by Deux Ex Machina Man in this [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/growfcomic.php?date=20071209 strip]].

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* Used brilliantly by Deux Ex Machina Man in this [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/growfcomic.php?date=20071209 strip]].strip.]]



* Picking up a coin? Why, it's perfectly ... [[http://www.goodtimescomic.com/?p=466 safe]].

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* Picking up a coin? Why, it's perfectly ... [[http://www.goodtimescomic.com/?p=466 safe]].safe.]]
7th May '16 6:58:38 PM WillKeaton
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In some cases, especially if full-body crushing is desired, an ''n''-ton weight may be substituted for the anvil. This is a metal weight shaped like a pyramid with the top cut off, a ring at the top for attaching a rope, and the exact weight (usually 1, 10, or 16 tons) painted in white on the front[[note]]16 tons was the heaviest weight commonly used for weighing things. Why 16? Because it had 8, 4, 2, and 1 junior brothers which allowed you to, between them, get any tonnage up to 31 tons with as few weights as possible, and weigh something up to 31 tons in as few rounds of moving those weights around as possible (neither being a trivial concern when dealing with objects weighing that much).[[/note]]. The 16-ton weight was favored by ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''. In cartoons, if the toon is driven completely out of sight, often a CranialEruption will shove the weight out of the way. Or, if the cartoon is very zany, the victim might have either [[WingdingEyes the "NO SALE" eyes]], or the CirclingBirdies.

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In some cases, especially if full-body crushing is desired, an ''n''-ton weight may be substituted for the anvil. This is a metal weight shaped like a pyramid with the top cut off, a ring at the top for attaching a rope, and the exact weight (usually 1, 10, or 16 tons) painted in white on the front[[note]]16 front.[[note]]16 tons was the heaviest weight commonly used for weighing things. Why 16? Because it had 8, 4, 2, and 1 junior brothers which allowed you to, between them, get any tonnage up to 31 tons with as few weights as possible, and weigh something up to 31 tons in as few rounds of moving those weights around as possible (neither being a trivial concern when dealing with objects weighing that much).[[/note]]. [[/note]] The 16-ton weight was favored by ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''. In cartoons, if the toon is driven completely out of sight, often a CranialEruption will shove the weight out of the way. Or, if the cartoon is very zany, the victim might have either [[WingdingEyes the "NO SALE" eyes]], or the CirclingBirdies.
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