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30th Sep '16 9:53:33 AM PatPayne
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* Subverted in an episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', where Mike decides to make one from all the loose clothing he can find around the Satellite of Love, including Crow's Underoos. The 'Bots remind him that he's trying this in a geosynchronous orbit and that would be unwise. And besides, Crow wants his Underoos back.
** Later Mike does make it down with a steel chain ladder, only to be prodded back up by Pearl and Brain Guy.
27th Sep '16 5:17:26 PM Unhari
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* In the 11th ''Famous Five'' book by Enid Blyton, ''Five Have a Wonderful Time'', the climax of the story is set in the top room of a castle tower, where a kidnapped scientist has been imprisoned by a colleague trying to steal and sell his work. The Five have found him, and are attempting to get him out of the tower, but unfortunately the bad scientist comes back on the scene with several henchmen, and is set to imprison them all. However the Five have allies below in the courtyard in the form of people from a travelling fair, one of whom is expert with a throwing knife and another expert in ropes. They manage to throw a knife (point blunted for safety) high up in the air and through one of the slit windows in the tower room with a thin string attached to it, and the prisoners can use this to pull up a rope ladder which they can tie to a fixed object in the tower room and climb down. Also, in the final stand-off, further developments happen: one of the fair people uses a whip to disarm the main criminal, the criminals end up captives in the tower room awaiting arrest by police, and the prisoners end up free.
21st Sep '16 8:44:33 PM oneuglybunny
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* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTheMovie'' shows Robyn escaping from a locked room on the third floor of her home by tying bedsheets together. Robyn herself clambers down with no problem; Tom and Jerry, however, can't resist goofing with each other, and end up tumbling to the ground.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' movie, Robyn was able to escape this way along with the titular characters from the third story window of her evil guardian's house.
21st Sep '16 11:25:38 AM erforce
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* In ''Film/OpenWater2Adrift'', the protagonists take off their swimsuits to make a ladder to get back onto their boat. It doesn't work.

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* In ''Film/OpenWater2Adrift'', ''Film/{{Adrift}}'', the protagonists take off their swimsuits to make a ladder to get back onto their boat. It doesn't work.
21st Sep '16 11:09:49 AM FF32
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* Played with in 3 Ninjas Kick Back[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/ThreeNinjas]]. After being captured by the ''BigBad'', the heroes trick their guard into thinking they escaped this way, then when he comes to investigate they escape and lock him in the room.

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* Played with in ''[[Film/ThreeNinjas 3 Ninjas Kick Back[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/ThreeNinjas]]. Back]]''. After being captured by the ''BigBad'', BigBad, the heroes trick their guard into thinking they escaped this way, then when he comes to investigate they escape and lock him in the room.
20th Sep '16 8:06:54 PM chinosarah
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* In ''Manga/BlackButler'', [[spoiler:Elizabeth Midford escapes from her bedroom to go back to the music hall this way.]]
20th Sep '16 3:53:02 PM Exusia
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* ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' has this occur in the first Nonary Game, where [[spoiler:Seven uses one to save the children from the incinerator.]]
19th Sep '16 11:47:08 AM roxana
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Stuart,_Lord_Darnley Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley]], second husband of [[UsefulNotes/MaryOfScotland Mary, Queen of Scots]], escaped a bomb planted in his house via a chair tied to a line of bedsheets. Unfortunately (for Henry, at least) while he made his escape he ran right into the people who planted the bomb and they promptly strangled him.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Stuart,_Lord_Darnley Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley]], second husband of [[UsefulNotes/MaryOfScotland Mary, Queen of Scots]], escaped a bomb planted in his house via a chair tied to a line of bedsheets. Unfortunately (for Henry, at least) while he made his escape he ran right into the people who planted the bomb and they promptly strangled him. A few years later the English worried about his ex-wife using this trope to escape Bolton Castle. She didn't.
19th Sep '16 1:02:19 AM sickeningjar
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* Subverted in the first ''Film/CharliesAngels'' movie, Bosley tries this one, but the Thin Man happened to be stationed below the window.

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* Subverted in the first ''Film/CharliesAngels'' movie, Bosley tries this one, but the Thin Man happened to be stationed below the window. Like it mattered though - the gap in the bars was too small to escape through anyway.
18th Sep '16 4:45:04 PM author92
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*Played with in 3 Ninjas Kick Back[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/ThreeNinjas]]. After being captured by the ''BigBad'', the heroes trick their guard into thinking they escaped this way, then when he comes to investigate they escape and lock him in the room.
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