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12th Jun '17 1:05:46 AM dvorak
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* Barricading your house is essential in ''VideoGame/{{Darkwood}}.'' However, the... things... can smash their way through eventually.


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* In the CreepyPasta ''The Horror from the Vault,'' the residents of Sunnybrook barricade themselves in the school gym during the creature's rampage. It was seconds away from beating down the barricades when the sun drove it away.
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5th Apr '17 12:46:48 PM Monolaf317
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20th Mar '17 6:02:34 PM KingLyger
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[[caption-width-right:264:WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer, be sure to use it!]]



This is a common trope in animation. Because of {{Hammerspace}}, the character can get the needed hammer in an instant, plus a pile of boards and nails. The boards will always crisscross and overlap, as if the character doesn't have time to be precise with their work due to the dire nature of the threat on the other side. Often the boards are placed in ways that would make them bulge out and very hard to nail down. In RealLife, this is a semi-realistic trope - boarding up a door is a fairly good way to barricade it, and if you have some people to hold the door closed as you do it, then it can make a reasonably speedy improvised weapon. Variations have been used in several mediaeval and early modern sieges.

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This is a common trope in animation. Because of {{Hammerspace}}, the character can get the needed hammer in an instant, plus a pile of boards and nails. The boards will always crisscross and overlap, as if the character doesn't have time to be precise with their work due to the dire nature of the threat on the other side. Often the boards are placed in ways that would make them bulge out and very hard to nail down. In RealLife, this is a semi-realistic trope - boarding up a door is a fairly good way to barricade it, and if you have some people to hold the door closed as you do it, then it can make a reasonably speedy improvised weapon. Variations have been used in several mediaeval medieval and early modern sieges.



* Common gag in ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoons, desperate characters may even resort to producing bricks and mortar from {{Hammerspace}} and adding a brick wall to the fortifications

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* Common gag in ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoons, desperate characters may even resort to producing bricks and mortar from {{Hammerspace}} and adding a brick wall to the fortificationsfortifications.



* Wakko Warner takes this trope a step further in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' episode "Temporary Insanity". In a bid to beat his siblings to the phone (Just roll with it) he first shuts the door, pulls a steel gate in front of it, then a steel door, and then an elevator door! As a finishing touch, he adds a wall of bricks.

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* Wakko Warner takes this trope a step further in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' episode "Temporary Insanity". In a bid to beat his siblings to the phone (Just roll with it) phone, he first shuts the door, pulls a steel gate in front of it, then a steel door, and then an elevator door! As a finishing touch, he adds a wall of bricks.
4th Feb '17 1:53:04 AM ClockClockClock
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* In WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy episode "Spider Mandy" Billy does this in the span of few seconds then comments, [[LampshadeHanging "Wow, how did I do that?"]]
14th Dec '16 6:55:28 PM Carraway
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* ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'', where the Bean Scouts barricade the door of their cabin to keep the Squirrel Scouts out. In order to get the wood for the barricade, they completely dismantle the back wall of their cabin.

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* ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'', where the Bean Scouts barricade the door of their cabin to keep the Squirrel Scouts out. In order to get the wood for the barricade, they completely dismantle the back wall of their cabin.cabin, allowing the squirrel scouts to get in that way
25th Aug '16 11:22:35 AM Seraph
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* ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' showed in the zombie special that nailing boards over a door actually is an effective way to keep the zombie horde out; Adam and the volunteers easily broke through a normal barn door, but were unable to break through despite repeated attempts after Jamie reinforced it.G

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* ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' showed in the zombie special that nailing boards over a door actually is an effective way to keep the zombie horde out; Adam and the volunteers easily broke through a normal barn door, but were unable to break through despite repeated attempts after Jamie reinforced it.G
25th Aug '16 11:20:37 AM Seraph
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* ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' showed in the zombie special that nailing boards over a door actually is an effective way to keep the zombie horde out; Adam and the volunteers easily broke through a normal barn door, but were unable to break despite repeated attempts it after Jamie reinforced it.

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* ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' showed in the zombie special that nailing boards over a door actually is an effective way to keep the zombie horde out; Adam and the volunteers easily broke through a normal barn door, but were unable to break through despite repeated attempts it after Jamie reinforced it.G
25th Aug '16 11:17:51 AM Seraph
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* ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'' showed in the zombie special that nailing boards over a door actually is an effective way to keep the zombie horde out; Adam and the volunteers easily broke through a normal barn door, but were unable to break despite repeated attempts it after Jamie reinforced it.
19th Oct '15 4:41:41 PM StFan
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* The anime of ''RanmaOneHalf'' has a similar episode. There's one sequence where Ranma accidentally ends up barricading himself into a hallway and several other characters in awkward positions (Akane and Nabiki in their rooms, Soun Tendo outside, Genma out of the toilet when he really needs to go).

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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
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The anime of ''RanmaOneHalf'' has a similar episode. episode with a typhoon coming. There's one sequence where Ranma accidentally ends up barricading himself into a hallway and several other characters in awkward positions (Akane and Nabiki in their rooms, Soun Tendo Tendō outside, Genma out of the toilet when he really needs to go).



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* In ''Film/TheMask'', the eponymous hero races out of the park, closes the doors, boards them shut, chains them shut, and for good measure, locks the door. The rest of the police force was right behind him the entire time.

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* In ''Film/TheMask'', the eponymous hero races out of the park, closes the doors, boards them shut, chains them shut, and for good measure, locks the door. The rest of the police force was is right behind him the entire time.



* Subverted in ''ScaryMovie 3'': A character boards up the front door to his house, but another character is able to open said door normally regardless.
** Mainly because he put the boards across the door, and never actually nailed them to the doorframe.

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* Subverted in ''ScaryMovie 3'': ''Film/ScaryMovie3'': A character boards up the front door to his house, but another character is able to open said door normally regardless.
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regardless. Mainly because he put the boards across the door, and never actually nailed them to the doorframe.



* Invoked in the ''[[BlackAdder Blackadder Goes Forth]]'' episode "General Hospital".

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* Invoked in the ''[[BlackAdder ''[[Series/{{Blackadder}} Blackadder Goes Forth]]'' episode "General Hospital".



* This is how they try and keep the zombies out in ''VideoGame/NaziZombies'' (''Call of Duty World at War/Black Ops''). Indeed, its such a fundamental part of the game mechanics you get points (to buy weapons) from nailing boards down and a power up called Carpenter auto repairs all windows in the level in this style at once.

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* This is how they try and keep the zombies out in ''VideoGame/NaziZombies'' (''Call of Duty World at War/Black Ops''). Indeed, its such a fundamental part of the game mechanics you get points (to buy weapons) from nailing boards down and a power up power-up called Carpenter auto repairs "Carpenter" auto-repairs all windows in the level in this style at once.



* Done in a few ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episodes.

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* %%* Done in a few ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episodes.



* ''CampLazlo'', where the Bean Scouts barricade the door of their cabin to keep the Squirrel Scouts out. In order to get the wood for the barricade, they completely dismantle the back wall of their cabin.

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* ''CampLazlo'', ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'', where the Bean Scouts barricade the door of their cabin to keep the Squirrel Scouts out. In order to get the wood for the barricade, they completely dismantle the back wall of their cabin.



* When a priest on ''RobotChicken'' sees a family playing "[[FictionalVideogame Humping Robot]]" he boards up the door and pours gasoline on the ground. [[KillItWithFire Before he throws a match inside]], he changes his mind and decides to join them.
* In the ''{{Catscratch}}'' episode "Bringing' Down the Mouse", when Waffle mentions he's friends with the infamous mouse Squeakus, Gordon and Mr. Blik lock up the door. But when Waffle mention's he's actually ''inside'' the house, they unlock the door, go outside, and board up the house with a couple of boards and a log.
* In the ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "I Was a Teenage Gary", Squidward barricades his front door and window to keep a transformed [=SpongeBob=] from getting in. The [=SpongeSnail=] manages to get inside by slipping through a knothole in the wood.

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* When a priest on ''RobotChicken'' ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' sees a family playing "[[FictionalVideogame Humping Robot]]" he boards up the door and pours gasoline on the ground. [[KillItWithFire Before he throws a match inside]], he changes his mind and decides to join them.
* In the ''{{Catscratch}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Catscratch}}'' episode "Bringing' Down the Mouse", when Waffle mentions he's friends with the infamous mouse Squeakus, Gordon and Mr. Blik lock up the door. But when Waffle mention's he's actually ''inside'' the house, they unlock the door, go outside, and board up the house with a couple of boards and a log.
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':
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In the ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "I Was a Teenage Gary", Squidward barricades his front door and window to keep a transformed [=SpongeBob=] from getting in. The [=SpongeSnail=] manages to get inside by slipping through a knothole in the wood.
15th Oct '15 1:47:25 PM MisterVercetti
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* This is seen ''everywhere'' in both ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis''. They didn't work very well, if the hordes of zombies everywhere are any indication.
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