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17th Feb '17 10:21:14 PM Doug86
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* Granny from ''Series/BeverlyHillbillies'' gets trapped in at least two beds in one episode.

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* Granny from ''Series/BeverlyHillbillies'' ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'' gets trapped in at least two beds in one episode.



* In the ''DoctorWho'' story "Terror of the Autons," the Master--having taken over a plastics factory--tests a prototype for an inflatable plastic armchair on a rather troublesome employee. The armchair traps him in its cold, clammy surface and suffocates him.

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* In the ''DoctorWho'' ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "Terror of the Autons," the Master--having taken over a plastics factory--tests a prototype for an inflatable plastic armchair on a rather troublesome employee. The armchair traps him in its cold, clammy surface and suffocates him.
25th Nov '16 9:27:10 AM Sharlee
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SNAP! The bed folds in half like a taco shell, trapping the occupant between the raised head and foot. If you're in a [[ComedyTropes comedy]], the only injury will be to your dignity, but if you're in a drama there are no guarantees...

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SNAP! The bed folds in half like a taco shell, trapping the occupant between the raised head and foot. If you're in a [[ComedyTropes comedy]], the only injury will be to your dignity, but if you're in a drama there are no guarantees...
such guarantees. And if it's a horror flick, it can get [[FoldSpindleMutilation downright gruesome]]...
4th Oct '16 3:04:00 PM Bisected8
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* In the ''Film/JamesBond'' movies, Q occasionally tests one of these in his lab, often hurting some poor peon.

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* In the ''Film/JamesBond'' movies, movies:
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Q occasionally tests one of these in his lab, often hurting some poor peon.peon.
** In ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', Bond's death is faked in the opening by having him trapped in a fold-out bed in a hotel, which is then peppered with bullets by {{mook}}s.
13th Aug '16 10:25:57 PM PrimeEvil
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* In the ''DoctorWho'' story "Terror of the Autons," the Master--having taken over a plastics factory--tests a prototype for an inflatable plastic armchair on a rather troublesome employee. The armchair traps him in its cold, clammy surface and suffocates him.
31st May '16 8:51:59 PM DonaldthePotholer
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* [[http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL0919437820080709 A man in St. Petersburg]] was lounging on an unfolded sofabed after drinking. The next morning he and his wife got into an argument and she kicked the bed in a rage, then stormed out. Unbeknownst to her, the kick released its spring-loaded folding mechanism. It folded up with her husband in it and killed him instantly (strong springs + inertia + leverage + being extremely unlucky = broken spine). A few hours later she returned to continue and found him like this.

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* [[http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL0919437820080709 A man in St. Petersburg]] Petersburg, Russia]] was lounging on an unfolded sofabed after drinking. The next morning he and his wife got into an argument and she kicked the bed in a rage, then stormed out. Unbeknownst to her, the kick released its spring-loaded folding mechanism. It folded up with her husband in it and killed him instantly (strong springs + inertia + leverage + being extremely unlucky = broken spine). A few hours later she returned to continue and found him like this.
22nd May '16 2:09:52 PM Sharlee
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A SubTrope of MurphysBed. See also BearTrap.

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A SubTrope of MurphysBed. See also BearTrap.
BearTrap. A reclining sister trope to ShackleSeatTrap.
5th Mar '16 1:56:42 PM StFan
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!!Examples

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** In another Leslie Nielsen movie, Dick Steele (Agent [=WD40=]) traps a would-be assassin in his fold-out bed. Then he goes to play some golf. Whether he did it deliberately is hard to tell, considering the character is either ObfuscatingStupidity, CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass, or a BunnyEarsLawyer.

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** * In another Leslie Nielsen movie, ''Film/SpyHard'', Dick Steele (Agent [=WD40=]) traps a would-be assassin in his fold-out bed. Then he goes to play some golf. Whether he did it deliberately is hard to tell, considering the character is either ObfuscatingStupidity, CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass, or a BunnyEarsLawyer.




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* ''Comicbook/GastonLagaffe'': One of Gaston's invention is a switch-operated folding relaxing chair ([[CapsLockNumLockMissilesLock conveniently next to many other switches that do something else]]). Before he tested it, he went home, but curiosity got the better of Fantasio and of course, he pressed the wrong switch...
* In the ComicBook/{{Tintin}} adventure ''The Secret of the Unicorn'' [[AbsentMindedProfessor Professor Calculus]] shows off his folding bed, and then proceeds to close it, failing to notice that [[ButtMonkey Captain Haddock]] is still sitting on it.
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* One of [[Comicbook/GastonLagaffe Gaston]]'s invention is a switch-operated folding relaxing chair ([[CapsLockNumLockMissilesLock conveniently next to many other switches that do something else]]). Before he tested it, he went home, but curiosity got the better of Fantasio and of course, he pressed the wrong switch...
* In the ComicBook/{{Tintin}} adventure ''The Secret of the Unicorn'' [[AbsentMindedProfessor Professor Calculus]] shows off his folding bed, and then proceeds to close it, failing to notice that [[ButtMonkey Captain Haddock]] is still sitting on it.

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\n[[AC:{{ComicBooks}}]]\n* One of [[Comicbook/GastonLagaffe Gaston]]'s invention is a switch-operated folding relaxing chair ([[CapsLockNumLockMissilesLock conveniently next to many other switches that do something else]]). Before he tested it, he went home, but curiosity got the better of Fantasio and of course, he pressed the wrong switch...\n* In the ComicBook/{{Tintin}} adventure ''The Secret of the Unicorn'' [[AbsentMindedProfessor Professor Calculus]] shows off his folding bed, and then proceeds to close it, failing to notice that [[ButtMonkey Captain Haddock]] is still sitting on it.\n\n[[AC:{{Live-Action TV}}]][[/folder]]

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* One spring-loaded canvas-on-a-metal-frame folding thing is generally used as a sun lounger. If you don't set it at the perfect angle, or if you sit down too hard or someone throws a well-aimed pebble, you are instantly trapped in a canvas sandwich that can't be opened from the inside. Thankfully, the frame only runs around the outside edge, leaving the victim only in danger of an uncomfortable squishing rather than a broken back.
* It's even worse when employed in combination with a hot water bottle.



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* One spring-loaded canvas-on-a-metal-frame folding thing is generally used as a sun lounger. If you don't set it at the perfect angle, or if you sit down too hard or someone throws a well-aimed pebble, you are instantly trapped in a canvas sandwich that can't be opened from the inside. Thankfully, the frame only runs around the outside edge, leaving the victim only in danger of an uncomfortable squishing rather than a broken back.
* It's even worse when employed in combination with a hot water bottle.
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* [[http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL0919437820080709 A man in St. Petersburg]] was lounging on an unfolded sofabed after drinking. The next morning he and his wife got into an argument and she kicked the bed in a rage, then stormed out. Unbeknownst to her, the kick released its spring-loaded folding mechanism. It folded up with her husband in it and killed him instantly (strong springs + inertia + leverage + being extremely unlucky = broken spine). A few hours later she returned to continue and found him like this.
** Well, they say you shouldn't go to bed angry...


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* [[http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL0919437820080709 A man in St. Petersburg]] was lounging on an unfolded sofabed after drinking. The next morning he and his wife got into an argument and she kicked the bed in a rage, then stormed out. Unbeknownst to her, the kick released its spring-loaded folding mechanism. It folded up with her husband in it and killed him instantly (strong springs + inertia + leverage + being extremely unlucky = broken spine). A few hours later she returned to continue and found him like this.
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1st Nov '15 6:41:57 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', ButtMonkey Chuckie gets trapped in one of these when he and Tommy descend into the Pickles' basement in search of a lost toy.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'':
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In ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', the episode, "Stu-Maker's Elves", ButtMonkey Chuckie gets trapped in one of these when he and Tommy descend into the Pickles' basement in search of a lost toy.toy.
** At the end of "The Mattress", Phil presses a button on the control panel to Lou's new Sleepmaster 2000 mattress, making it fold up between him, Tommy, Chuckie, and Lil. The latter three all glare angrily at him for doing so.
3rd Sep '15 7:58:34 AM PriceCheck
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* Doesn't that giant plant that eats Poison Ivy in ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' look like it might be her bed? That she's that overconfident of her plant-control powers and evil that she'd ''choose'' to sleep in a carnivorous plant?
** Except that at the end of the movie, she is shown alive in a cell in Arkham Asylum.

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* Doesn't that giant plant that eats Poison Ivy in ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' look like it might be her bed? That she's that overconfident of her plant-control powers and evil that she'd ''choose'' to sleep in a carnivorous plant?
** Except that at the end of the movie, she is shown alive in a cell in Arkham Asylum.
15th Jul '15 9:15:30 PM GrammarNavi
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** In another Leslie Nielsen movie, Dick Steele (Agent [=WD40=]) traps a would-be assassin in his fold-out bed. Then he goes to play some golf. Whether he did it deliberately is hard to tell, considAbbyg the character is either ObfuscatingStupidity, CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass, or a BunnyEarsLawyer.

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** In another Leslie Nielsen movie, Dick Steele (Agent [=WD40=]) traps a would-be assassin in his fold-out bed. Then he goes to play some golf. Whether he did it deliberately is hard to tell, considAbbyg considering the character is either ObfuscatingStupidity, CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass, or a BunnyEarsLawyer.
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