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21st Jan '16 9:42:37 AM Willbyr
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* A bucket of flour was dumped over Tsukushi's head to go along with her traditional first episode ProducePelting in the Korean version of ''BoysOverFlowers''
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* A bucket of flour was dumped over Tsukushi's head to go along with her traditional first episode ProducePelting in the Korean version of ''BoysOverFlowers''''Manga/HanaYoriDango''
6th Jan '16 1:50:25 PM StFan
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->'''Josh''': Why was your bucket over our door?\\ '''Megan''': [[InsaneTrollLogic Why was your door under my bucket?]] ->-- ''Series/DrakeAndJosh''
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->'''Josh''': ->'''Josh:''' Why was your bucket over our door?\\ '''Megan''': [[InsaneTrollLogic '''Megan:''' Why was your door under my bucket?]] ->-- bucket? -->-- ''Series/DrakeAndJosh''

->'''Josh''': Why was your bucket over our door?\\ '''Megan''': [[InsaneTrollLogic Why was your door under my bucket?]] ->-- ''Series/DrakeAndJosh''

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* The eraser variant happens in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. When Negi comments on how uncreative it is, he takes another step forward and immediately hits another (much more creative) trap that did include a bucket. ** It's an instance of playing with a trope, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v01/c001/33.html since he lets it happen]] to preserve TheMasquerade.
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* The eraser variant happens in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. When Negi comments on how uncreative it is, he takes another step forward and immediately hits another (much more creative) trap that did include a bucket. ** bucket. It's an instance of playing with a trope, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v01/c001/33.html since he lets it happen]] to preserve TheMasquerade.

* The first Superman[=/=]{{Spider-Man}} team-up comic, made back in the 1970s, had [[{{Jerkass}} Steve Lombard]] trying to pull this gag on Clark Kent. However, Clark ([[ClarkKenting a.k.a. You-Know-Who]]) used his SuperBreath to prevent the bucket from falling. When Steve checked out the gag, he got drenched.
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* The first Superman[=/=]{{Spider-Man}} Superman[=/=]ComicBook/SpiderMan team-up comic, made back in the 1970s, had [[{{Jerkass}} Steve Lombard]] trying to pull this gag on Clark Kent. However, Clark ([[ClarkKenting a.k.a. You-Know-Who]]) used uses his SuperBreath to prevent the bucket from falling. When Steve checked checks out the gag, he got gets drenched.

[[folder:Fan Fic]] * Defied in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'': --> '''Calvin (to [[ThePrankster Socrates]]):''' No, you may not drop a bucket of water on her head and see what happens!
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[[folder:Fan Fic]] [[folder:Comic Strips]] * Defied ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' did this several times. Take care when entering the room of a six-year-old who's just watched "Attack of the Coed Cannibals". * As does Jason in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'': --> '''Calvin (to [[ThePrankster Socrates]]):''' No, you may not drop a ''ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}''; it never quite works. ** One strip in particular shows him setting it up, waiting, getting frustrated, and taking it down...only for his sister Paige to enter the room, knocking Jason, the chair he's standing on, and the bucket of water on her head and see what happens!over.

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[[folder:Film]][[folder:Fan Works]] * Defied in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'': -->'''Calvin:''' (''to [[ThePrankster Socrates]]'') No, you may not drop a bucket of water on her head and see what happens! [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]

* The most recent ''TheParentTrap'' remake has this gag with Lindsey Lohan.
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* The most recent ''TheParentTrap'' ''Film/TheParentTrap'' remake has this gag with Lindsey Lohan.

* ''{{Carrie}}'' has the titular protagonist getting a bucket of pig blood dumped on her head after she is named prom queen. [[BewareTheNiceOnes It does]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge not end well]]. * This is done to Richard Pryor in his movie ''TheToy'' by the kid that buys him. Near the end of the movie he does it right back to the kid.
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* ''{{Carrie}}'' ''Film/{{Carrie}}'' has the titular protagonist getting a bucket of pig blood dumped on her head after she is named prom queen. [[BewareTheNiceOnes It does]] [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge not end well]]. * This is done to Richard Pryor in his movie ''TheToy'' ''Film/TheToy'' by the kid that buys him. Near the end of the movie he does it right back to the kid.

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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] * ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' did this several times. Take care when entering the room of a six-year-old who's just watched "Attack of the Coed Cannibals". * As does Jason in ''ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}''; it never quite works. ** One strip in particular shows him setting it up, waiting, getting frustrated, and taking it down...only for his sister Paige to enter the room, knocking Jason, the chair he's standing on, and the bucket over.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] [[folder:Pro Wrestling]] * ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' did this several times. Take care when entering Wanting to get the room of a six-year-old who's just watched "Attack attention of the Coed Cannibals". * As does Jason in ''ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}''; it never quite works. ** One strip in particular shows him setting it up, waiting, getting frustrated, their leader StoneColdSteveAustin alliance members Shawn Stasiak and taking it down...only Stacy Keibler set one of these up for KurtAngle. Knowing that he goes to catering to have a glass of milk before each match they put a bucket of sour rancid milk over the door before his sister Paige match. Unfortunately for them Angle was not the next person to enter come into the room, knocking Jason, it was Austin's buxom wife Debra who received the chair he's standing on, and gungy surprise shower, Stone Cold was not amused but the bucket over.audience loved it

[[folder: Professional Wrestling]] * Wanting to get the attention of the their leader StoneColdSteveAustin alliance members Shawn Stasiak and Stacy Keibler set one of these up for KurtAngle. Knowing that he goes to catering to have a glass of milk before each match they put a bucket of sour rancid milk over the door before his match. Unfortunately for them Angle was not the next person to come into the room, it was Austin's buxom wife Debra who received the gungy surprise shower, Stone Cold was not amused but the audience loved it [[/folder]]

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* In ''Series/MonstersVsAliens'', Dr. Cockroach rigs a levitating, self-refilling water bucket for this purpose, as Area Fifty-Something does not have traditional doors.
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* In ''Series/MonstersVsAliens'', ''[[WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens2013 Monsters vs. Aliens]]'', Dr. Cockroach rigs a levitating, self-refilling water bucket for this purpose, as Area Fifty-Something does not have traditional doors.
3rd Dec '15 8:32:44 PM Lullabee
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I was imagining rubber erasers at first (a large amount in a bucket might be a little annoying?), and I like to imagine that I'm not unusually unperceptive.
A simple PracticalJoke where an object is placed over a door, with the intent that it or the contents will fall on the person who fully opens the door. Most frequently this is a pail of water or more noxious liquid, but erasers and other messy objects can also be used. Often results in CoveredInGunge or PowderGag. Occasionally used semi-seriously by filling the bucket with a deadly or dangerous substance.
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A simple PracticalJoke where an object is placed over a door, with the intent that it or the contents will fall on the person who fully opens the door. Most frequently this is a pail of water or more noxious liquid, but chalkboard erasers and other messy objects can also be used. Often results in CoveredInGunge or PowderGag. Occasionally used semi-seriously by filling the bucket with a deadly or dangerous substance.
3rd Sep '15 6:29:22 AM MarsJenkar
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This trope is subverted about as often as it works properly. Frequently, the intended victim will spot the trap, or come in by another way, or an unintended victim will be the one to enter (often the original prankster).
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This trope is subverted about as often as it works properly. Frequently, the intended victim will spot the trap, or come in by another way, or [[TheFool the bucket will stay balanced on the door]], or an unintended victim will be the one to enter (often ([[HoistByHisOwnPetard often the original prankster). prankster]]).
31st Aug '15 3:17:39 PM bt8257
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[FridgeLogic Considering]] that this building apparently [[LazyArtist has no ceiling,]] [[{{Superdickery}} Supes probably deserved this one.]]]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[FridgeLogic Considering]] that this building apparently [[LazyArtist has no ceiling,]] [[{{Superdickery}} [[SuperDickery Supes probably deserved this one.]]]]
20th Aug '15 12:31:05 PM wootzits
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* In ''Manga/BinbogamiGa'', Momiji sets up an eraser above a door. Ichiko spots it and dodges, but to her horror, it turns out to actually be a brick disguised as an eraser, as Momiji was trying to kill her. * A more complex form than is necessary is set up ''twice'' in a ''Manga/FairyTail'' omake. It never hits its intended target. * In ''Manga/GAGeijutsukaArtDesignClass'', Noda, when entering the classroom, very nearly gets caught by an eraser trap she set up with Tomokane's assistance... but it catches her as she leaves. Later, she tries to set it up again, but Tomokane surprises her and they both get hit with it. * Satoko does this to Keiichi a few times in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''. In one instance, Keiichi spots the bucket and moves it out of the way. However, this makes him walk straight into another trap Satoko set up; she intentionally made the first trap obvious for that purpose. * ''Anime/JewelpetSunshine'': Ruby pranks the new teacher by having a blackboard eraser drop on him when he opens the door. The teacher happens to be a dolphin and it lands right on his blowhole, covering it with chalk, and making him look dead for a few seconds. * The eraser variant happens in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. When Negi comments on how uncreative it is, he takes another step forward and immediately hits another (much more creative) trap that did include a bucket. ** It's an instance of playing with a trope, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v01/c001/33.html since he lets it happen]] to preserve TheMasquerade.

* The eraser variant happens in ''[[MahouSenseiNegima Negima]]'' too. When Negi comments on how uncreative it is, he takes another step forward and immediately hits another (much more creative) trap that did include a bucket. ** It's an instance of playing with a trope, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v01/c001/33.html since he lets it happen]] to preserve TheMasquerade. * Attempted in the anime ''{{Pretear}}'' by Mayune. Just after she finishes putting up the trap (with some help from Tanaka the butler), Himeno, for whom the trap was intended, comes out of the room ''through the wrong side of the door'', leading to Mayune becoming the victim of her own joke. Himeno doesn't even notice this. * Satoko does this to Keiichi a few times in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi''. In one instance, Keiichi spots the bucket and moves it out of the way. However, this makes him walk straight into another trap Satoko set up; she intentionally made the first trap obvious for that purpose. * Done in ''UruseiYatsura'' to the new Mr. Hanawa: he steps on a floor-waxing pad, slides across the classroom and up a tilted platform, backflips and kicks a bucket out of a student's hands, sticks his landing, only to have the bucket fall on his head. The students are so impressed with the routine, the clap and compliment him.
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* The eraser variant happens variation is seen in ''[[MahouSenseiNegima Negima]]'' too. When Negi comments on how uncreative it is, he takes another step forward and immediately hits another (much more creative) trap that did include a bucket. ** It's an instance of playing ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'', with a trope, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v01/c001/33.html since he lets it happen]] to preserve TheMasquerade. all the entrances boobytrapped or sealed. * Attempted in the anime ''{{Pretear}}'' ''Manga/{{Pretear}}'' by Mayune. Just after she finishes putting up the trap (with some help from Tanaka the butler), Himeno, for whom the trap was intended, comes out of the room ''through the wrong side of the door'', leading to Mayune becoming the victim of her own joke. Himeno doesn't even notice this. * Satoko does this to Keiichi a few times in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi''. In one instance, Keiichi spots the bucket and moves it out of the way. However, this makes him walk straight into another trap Satoko set up; she intentionally made the first trap obvious for that purpose. * Done in ''UruseiYatsura'' ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' to the new Mr. Hanawa: he steps on a floor-waxing pad, slides across the classroom and up a tilted platform, backflips and kicks a bucket out of a student's hands, sticks his landing, only to have the bucket fall on his head. The students are so impressed with the routine, the clap and compliment him.

* A more complex form than is necessary is set up ''twice'' in a ''Manga/FairyTail'' omake. It never hits its intended target. * The eraser variation is seen in ''{{Nichijou}}'', with all the entrances boobytrapped or sealed. * In ''Manga/BinbogamiGa'', Momiji sets up an eraser above a door. Ichiko spots it and dodges, but to her horror, it turns out to actually be a brick disguised as an eraser, as Momiji was trying to kill her. * In ''Manga/GAGeijutsukaArtDesignClass'', Noda, when entering the classroom, very nearly gets caught by an eraser trap she set up with Tomokane's assistance... but it catches her as she leaves. Later, she tries to set it up again, but Tomokane surprises her and they both get hit with it.
18th May '15 10:14:46 AM nombretomado
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* Satoko does this to Keiichi a few times in ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi''. In one instance, Keiichi spots the bucket and moves it out of the way. However, this makes him walk straight into another trap Satoko set up; she intentionally made the first trap obvious for that purpose.
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* Satoko does this to Keiichi a few times in ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi''.''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi''. In one instance, Keiichi spots the bucket and moves it out of the way. However, this makes him walk straight into another trap Satoko set up; she intentionally made the first trap obvious for that purpose.
3rd May '15 7:24:52 PM WillBGood
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30th Apr '15 12:42:25 PM nombretomado
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* Referenced in an episode of ''GregTheBunny'', when it's mentioned that Greg had a very bad reaction to a bucket prank. Greg points out that he got trapped under the bucket for several hours and almost suffocated.
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* Referenced in an episode of ''GregTheBunny'', ''Series/GregTheBunny'', when it's mentioned that Greg had a very bad reaction to a bucket prank. Greg points out that he got trapped under the bucket for several hours and almost suffocated.
28th Mar '15 11:35:04 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Subverted in ''HorrorOfPartyBeach'', when the victim turned out to be a bunch of slime monsters.
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* Subverted in ''HorrorOfPartyBeach'', ''Film/TheHorrorOfPartyBeach'', when the victim turned out to be a bunch of slime monsters.
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