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29th Jun '16 1:22:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* Done fairly horrifically in ''MonkeyDust''. Noodles, a Bugs Bunny-esque cartoon rabbit, takes revenge on the scientists who perform experiments on him by propping an anvil on a door. Needless to say, the scientist doesn't spring back into shape two seconds later.

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* Done fairly horrifically in ''MonkeyDust''.''WesternAnimation/MonkeyDust''. Noodles, a Bugs Bunny-esque cartoon rabbit, takes revenge on the scientists who perform experiments on him by propping an anvil on a door. Needless to say, the scientist doesn't spring back into shape two seconds later.
19th Jun '16 4:56:12 PM ThatGoodGood
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* Weiss is pranked with this by her teammates in ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi''. She takes revenge on Ruby by doing the same with solid ice, to Blake's and Yang's horror.
10th Jun '16 2:29:27 PM katrinahood
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThreeTwoOnePenguins'' episode "Practical Hoax", Jason successfully uses this to prank Michelle, much to her chagrin.
29th May '16 9:37:47 PM shamblingdead2
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* ''Literature/AHeadFullOfGhosts'' : When Merry finds out Marjorie has been sneaking into her room at night, she rigs an orange can to fall from the door, hoping the clatter will wake her. It doesn't work.
29th May '16 5:04:49 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* An episode of ''TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' had Zack attempt to do this to Woody but it ended up hitting an ActionGirl that was captain of she ships boys wrestling team afterwich she delivered a Ass Kicks You until Zack in desperation said he wanted to go out with her

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* An episode of ''TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOnDeck'' had Zack attempt to do this to Woody but it ended up hitting an ActionGirl that was captain of she ships boys wrestling team afterwich she delivered a Ass Kicks You until Zack in desperation said he wanted to go out with her
26th Feb '16 12:45:44 PM shamblingdead2
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* ''Series/FullerHouse'' : The kids mistakenly drop one on [[spoiler: DJ, Stephanie, and Kimmy, instead of Joey]] during an EscalatingPrankWar.
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?]]
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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.
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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: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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* 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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* 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: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
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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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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]]).
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