History Main / CardboardBoxes

13th Jan '16 9:17:49 AM Berrenta
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Removing examples that treat the trope as "cardboard boxes exist"
[[AC:Anime & Manga]] * ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' has Bakomon, a Digimon who happens to be made of cardboard boxes. Its name even comes from the Japanese for "cardboard box".

[[AC: RealLife]] * Massive and ridiculous arrangements of cardboard boxes seem popular with installation artists such as [[https://vimeo.com/7235817 Zimoun]].
12th Jan '16 6:23:36 AM Willbyr
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* Deconstructively parodied in an issue of ''{{Spawn}}'', in which a cop car blasts through a pile of boxes...which had a homeless man sleeping under them.
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* Deconstructively parodied in an issue of ''{{Spawn}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Spawn}}'', in which a cop car blasts through a pile of boxes...which had a homeless man sleeping under them.

* Lampshaded in ''TheSimpsons'', when the cops are taking Bart for a day on the job. While they are explaining that it's not the action-oriented job Hollywood makes it out to be, they are interrupted by a heist and immediately start a high-speed chase through an alley full of cardboard boxes. As their car sends them scattering everywhere, one of the cops nonchalantly exclaims, "Damn boxes!"
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* Lampshaded in ''TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', when the cops are taking Bart for a day on the job. While they are explaining that it's not the action-oriented job Hollywood makes it out to be, they are interrupted by a heist and immediately start a high-speed chase through an alley full of cardboard boxes. As their car sends them scattering everywhere, one of the cops nonchalantly exclaims, "Damn boxes!"

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* Lampshaded in ''TheSimpsons'', when the cops are taking Bart for a day on the job. While they are explaining that it's not the action-oriented job Hollywood makes it out to be, they are interrupted by a heist and immediately start a high-speed chase through an alley full of cardboard boxes. As their car sends them scattering everywhere, one of the cops nonchalantly exclaims, "Damn boxes!"
11th Jan '16 12:56:16 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* A ForgottenTrope but cardboard boxes were a stable of Wrestling/{{WCW}} when falls outside of the arena needed to be broken and noise needed to be made.
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* A ForgottenTrope but cardboard boxes were a stable staple of Wrestling/{{WCW}} when falls outside of the arena needed to be broken and noise needed to be made.
11th Jan '16 12:55:45 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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[[AC:Professional Wrestling]] * A ForgottenTrope but cardboard boxes were a stable of Wrestling/{{WCW}} when falls outside of the arena needed to be broken and noise needed to be made.
30th Dec '15 10:48:57 AM eroock
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->'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic:''' Who keeps piles of boxes around!? Honestly!\\ '''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd:''' Oh, don't you talk about my boxes! ''I like boxes!''
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->'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic:''' Who keeps piles of boxes around!? Honestly!\\ '''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd:''' Oh, don't you talk about my boxes! ''I like boxes!'' ->''"Quick, they're headed for the cardboard box district!"'' -->-- ''WesternAnimation/AngryBeavers''
30th Dec '15 10:41:21 AM eroock
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moved to Trash Landing
* Creator/JackieChan film ''Film/ArmourOfGod'' has a truckload of boxes conveniently placed for the car to land after a double highway overpass ramp jump.

[[AC: ProfessionalWrestling]] * This trope can occasionally be seen being played straight on wrestling whenever there's a backstage brawl. One example is when Wrestling/TheUndertaker had Wrestling/HulkHogan tied to the back of his motorcycle and was dragging him around backstage only for Hogan to go crashing into a pile of empty cardboard boxes, while the announcers played up how painful that apparently would be.
30th Dec '15 10:24:26 AM eroock
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Unrelated to KidsPreferBoxes. See also SheetOfGlass and FruitCart. Judging by the ratio of parodies to straight examples on this page, this appears to be a DeadUnicornTrope.
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Unrelated to KidsPreferBoxes. See also SheetOfGlass and FruitCart. Judging by the ratio of parodies to straight examples on this page, this appears to be a DeadUnicornTrope. See TrashLanding for when cardboard boxes are used to soften the fall of characters.
30th Dec '15 10:20:43 AM eroock
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moved to Trash Landing
* Skydiver Gary Connery [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riK2350eemM used an enormous pile of cardboard boxes]] to [[DontTryThisAtHome land without a parachute]] after jumping out of a helicopter.
7th Nov '15 3:24:41 PM Prfnoff
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* Spoofed by TheComicStripPresents in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfawNa1FVpk this scene]] in which "[[Series/TheProfessionals The Bullshitters]]" keep looking for cardboard boxes to drive through during their car chase.

* Subverted in an episode of ''AshesToAshes''. Gene and Alex are on their way to a crime scene and come across an archway filled with stacked cardboard boxes. Alex quips "I know how this goes" and fully expects Gene to drive through them...and Gene simply sets the car in reverse and grumbles that he's gonna have to go around them. * Parodied in ''FatherTed''. Dougal is forced to drive a milk float that [[Film/{{Speed}} will explode if it drops below 4 miles per hour]] and panics when he sees a stack of boxes at the end of the road. As he trundles slowly towards them, Ted re-stacks them on the opposite side of the road. After Dougal passes the boxes, Ted drives his car straight through the stack. * Spoofed in ''FunkySquad'', an Australian parody of 70's cop shows. * In ''PowerRangers,'' going through boxes can touch off minor explosions that send sparks everywhere. The whole ''world'' is MadeOfExplodium.
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* Subverted in an episode of ''AshesToAshes''.''Series/AshesToAshes''. Gene and Alex are on their way to a crime scene and come across an archway filled with stacked cardboard boxes. Alex quips "I know how this goes" and fully expects Gene to drive through them...and Gene simply sets the car in reverse and grumbles that he's gonna have to go around them. * Spoofed by ''Series/TheComicStripPresents'' in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfawNa1FVpk this scene]] in which "[[Series/TheProfessionals The Bullshitters]]" keep looking for cardboard boxes to drive through during their car chase. * Parodied in ''FatherTed''.''Series/FatherTed''. Dougal is forced to drive a milk float that [[Film/{{Speed}} will explode if it drops below 4 miles per hour]] and panics when he sees a stack of boxes at the end of the road. As he trundles slowly towards them, Ted re-stacks them on the opposite side of the road. After Dougal passes the boxes, Ted drives his car straight through the stack. * Spoofed in ''FunkySquad'', ''Series/FunkySquad'', an Australian parody of 70's cop shows. * In ''PowerRangers,'' ''Franchise/PowerRangers'', going through boxes can touch off minor explosions that send sparks everywhere. The whole ''world'' is MadeOfExplodium.

* ''TheProfessionals'' of course, and parodied in TheComicStripPresents ''Detectives on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown'' where 'Bonehead and Foyle' make a point of looking out for cardboard boxes to drive through during a chase scene so as to look more dramatic.
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* ''TheProfessionals'' ''Series/TheProfessionals'' of course, and parodied in TheComicStripPresents ''Detectives ''Series/TheComicStripPresents'' "Detectives on the Edge of a Nervous Breakdown'' Breakdown" where 'Bonehead and Foyle' make a point of looking out for cardboard boxes to drive through during a chase scene so as to look more dramatic.

* From an ''AngryBeavers'' episode which parodied ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'': "Quick, they're headed for the cardboard box district!". In fact, cardboard boxes were a running gag in the episode.
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* From an ''AngryBeavers'' ''WesternAnimation/AngryBeavers'' episode which parodied ''Series/StarskyAndHutch'': "Quick, they're headed for the cardboard box district!". In fact, cardboard boxes were a running gag in the episode.
17th Sep '15 3:36:30 PM BluShine
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Added Real Life examples
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[[AC: RealLife]] * Skydiver Gary Connery [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riK2350eemM used an enormous pile of cardboard boxes]] to [[DontTryThisAtHome land without a parachute]] after jumping out of a helicopter. * Massive and ridiculous arrangements of cardboard boxes seem popular with installation artists such as [[https://vimeo.com/7235817 Zimoun]].
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