History Main / CartoonBomb

14th Feb '17 2:33:03 AM Seraph
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Often seen in ''ComicBook/TinusTrotyl'', as you might expect. One of them even replaces the O in the comic title.
20th Dec '16 1:24:42 PM CurledUpWithDakka
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Film/RevengeofThePinkPanther'', members of the French Connection use one of these on Clouseau.

to:

* In ''Film/RevengeofThePinkPanther'', ''Film/RevengeOfThePinkPanther'', members of the French Connection use one of these on Clouseau.



* A critical prop in Creator/BusterKeaton's ''Film/{{Cops}}'' -- his horse-drawn cart gets in the middle of a police parade, an anarchist tosses such a bomb that lands on the seat next to him, he absently lights a cigarette with it and tosses it over...well, that's how these run-ins always start, don't they?

to:

* A critical prop in Creator/BusterKeaton's ''Film/{{Cops}}'' -- his horse-drawn cart gets in the middle of a police parade, an anarchist tosses such a bomb that lands on the seat next to him, he absently lights a cigarette with it and tosses it over... well, that's how these run-ins always start, don't they?



* In the thirteenth book of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles, Ghost Story,'' the army of ghosts uses some of these, along with the 'pineapple' grenades, when [[ItMakesSenseInContext Harry leads them to reenact the storming of Normandy Beach.]]

to:

* In the thirteenth book of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles, Ghost Story,'' the army of ghosts uses some of these, along with the 'pineapple' grenades, when [[ItMakesSenseInContext Harry leads them to reenact the storming of Normandy Beach.]]Beach]].



* Series 3 of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' had an anarchist (played by series writer Ben Elton) throw one of these at the Prince of Wales [[TooDumbToLive who thinks it's just part of the play.]] It even worked like a cartoon bomb, as in the next scene George is fine save for [[AmusingInjuries a few bandages,]] commenting about how much of a close shave it was before changing the topic.

to:

* Series 3 of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' had an anarchist (played by series writer Ben Elton) throw one of these at the Prince of Wales [[TooDumbToLive who thinks it's just part of the play.]] play]]. It even worked like a cartoon bomb, as in the next scene George is fine save for [[AmusingInjuries a few bandages,]] bandages]], commenting about how much of a close shave it was before changing the topic.



* One of these shows up in the early ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Dalek Invasion of Earth." Interestingly it was designed to be an ''atypical'' bomb--one that could melt through the normally invulnerable Dalek casings before exploding. Even better, the stereotyped bomb was developed by the leader of the resistance, a sterotyped anarchist.

to:

* One of these shows up in the early ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "The Dalek Invasion of Earth." Interestingly it was designed to be an ''atypical'' bomb--one bomb -- one that could melt through the normally invulnerable Dalek casings before exploding. Even better, the stereotyped bomb was developed by the leader of the resistance, a sterotyped anarchist.



* These litter the wheel in ''Pinball/JackBot''[='=]s [[WizardMode Casino Run]], and hitting one [[{{Whammy}} drains all your collected cash and ends the Run instantly.]]

to:

* These litter the wheel in ''Pinball/JackBot''[='=]s ''Pinball/JackBot'''s [[WizardMode Casino Run]], and hitting one [[{{Whammy}} drains all your collected cash and ends the Run instantly.]]



* Played straight with the bomb targets in ''Pinball/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkleAndFriends''

to:

* Played straight with the bomb targets in ''Pinball/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkleAndFriends''''Pinball/TheAdventuresOfRockyAndBullwinkleAndFriends''.



** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' also has a different kind of bomb, which players can pull out of the ground and is thrown by Mouser, the boss of World 1 (and a few others.) In this game, you pull items out of the ground indicated by a tuft of grass (''not'' limited to vegetables.) Many a CartoonBomb is found this way (though some Mouser encounters have no such mercy; you must catch the bombs he's throwing at you and send 'em right back before boom time! There is at least one instance of a Bob-Omb being pull-out-able this way, but its fuse is much shorter than the ones you normally run across; it's more of a trap. Better think fast and throw it away quick!

to:

** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' also has a different kind of bomb, which players can pull out of the ground and is thrown by Mouser, the boss of World 1 (and a few others.) In this game, you pull items out of the ground indicated by a tuft of grass (''not'' limited to vegetables.) Many a CartoonBomb is found this way (though some Mouser encounters have no such mercy; you must catch the bombs he's throwing at you and send 'em right back before boom time! time!). There is at least one instance of a Bob-Omb being pull-out-able this way, but its fuse is much shorter than the ones you normally run across; it's more of a trap. Better think fast and throw it away quick!
16th Dec '16 7:21:43 AM Caripija_XXX
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Subverted, during TheLowMiddleAges(Ca.1300) when gunpowder was discovcered in europe, they made like [[{{BFG}} big ass]] [[HandCannon hand cannons]] which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, [[BoomStick a cannon attached to a wooden base]], and hand grenades which have the same form as the "cartoon" bomb, and it has a fuse made of hemp. Now, [[FridgeLogic why is this a subversion]]?. Becuse they weren't made of metal, but rather [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/88/04/10/88041033a5839ce456a9aa2566d48f3d.jpg they were made]] [[FridgeBrilliance from clay]], [[CaptainObvious if they were made of metal they wouldn't be able to explode]], the only metal part is the caltrops that contain the bomb itself. [[http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/7617/Medieval_Grenade_1.jpg Here, take a look]]. these were used until UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar.

to:

* Subverted, during TheLowMiddleAges(Ca.1300) when gunpowder was discovcered discovered in europe, they made like [[{{BFG}} big ass]] [[HandCannon hand cannons]] which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, [[BoomStick a cannon attached to a wooden base]], and hand grenades which have the same form as the "cartoon" bomb, and it has a fuse made of hemp. Now, [[FridgeLogic why is this a subversion]]?. Becuse they weren't made of metal, but rather [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/88/04/10/88041033a5839ce456a9aa2566d48f3d.jpg they were made]] [[FridgeBrilliance from clay]], [[CaptainObvious if they were made of metal they wouldn't be able to explode]], the only metal part is the caltrops that contain the bomb itself. [[http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/7617/Medieval_Grenade_1.jpg Here, take a look]]. these were used until UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar.
16th Dec '16 7:19:39 AM Caripija_XXX
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

[[folder: Real Life]]
* Subverted, during TheLowMiddleAges(Ca.1300) when gunpowder was discovcered in europe, they made like [[{{BFG}} big ass]] [[HandCannon hand cannons]] which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, [[BoomStick a cannon attached to a wooden base]], and hand grenades which have the same form as the "cartoon" bomb, and it has a fuse made of hemp. Now, [[FridgeLogic why is this a subversion]]?. Becuse they weren't made of metal, but rather [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/88/04/10/88041033a5839ce456a9aa2566d48f3d.jpg they were made]] [[FridgeBrilliance from clay]], [[CaptainObvious if they were made of metal they wouldn't be able to explode]], the only metal part is the caltrops that contain the bomb itself. [[http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/7617/Medieval_Grenade_1.jpg Here, take a look]]. these were used until UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar.

[[/folder]]
20th Nov '16 2:15:06 PM TheKaizerreich
Is there an issue? Send a Message


This is a subtrope of IncrediblyObviousBomb, but that also includes more realistic but still blatantly obvious bombs like the classic digital timer (often ticking to make it even more incredibly obvious) attached to a bundle of explosives (which is fairly common in cartoons). Compare PlungerDetonator, which is the standard cartoon way of setting off explosives from a distance. [[ShapedLikeItself Often thrown by]] the BombThrowingAnarchist.

to:

This is a subtrope of IncrediblyObviousBomb, but that also includes more realistic but still blatantly obvious bombs like the classic digital timer (often ticking to make it even more incredibly obvious) attached to a bundle of explosives (which is fairly common in cartoons). Compare PlungerDetonator, which is the standard cartoon way of setting off explosives from a distance. [[ShapedLikeItself Often thrown by]] the BombThrowingAnarchist.thrown]] by BombThrowingAnarchists.
13th Nov '16 3:54:37 PM REV6Pilot
Is there an issue? Send a Message


This actually has a basis in history: Before the mid-19th century, contact or proximity fuses for detonating explosive payloads had yet to be developed. The only means by which an explosive shell or bomb could be feasibly detonated from a distance was by a slow-burning match cord. In Western militaries, these weapons often took the shape of an iron sphere with a match cord sticking out of one end, and the CartoonBomb actually ''is'' [[RealityIsUnrealistic a realistic representation of such ammunition]]. The resemblance to cannonballs is not coincidence; they were often designed to be fired out of cannons, or rather carronades, mortars or howitzers. (The "bombs bursting in air" from the traditional US song "[[NationalAnthem The Star-Spangled Banner]]" were of this variety.) A skilled bombardier could estimate how long it would take for the bomb to fly to the assumed target and cut the fuse to appropriate length so that the bomb would explode exactly at the desired moment.

to:

This actually has a basis in history: Before the mid-19th century, contact or proximity fuses for detonating explosive payloads had yet to be developed. The only means by which an explosive shell or bomb could be feasibly detonated from a distance was by a slow-burning match cord. In Western militaries, these weapons often took the shape of an iron sphere with a match cord sticking out of one end, and the CartoonBomb actually ''is'' [[RealityIsUnrealistic [[AluminumChristmasTrees a realistic representation of such ammunition]]. The resemblance to cannonballs is not coincidence; they were often designed to be fired out of cannons, or rather carronades, mortars or howitzers. (The "bombs bursting in air" from the traditional US song "[[NationalAnthem The Star-Spangled Banner]]" were of this variety.) A skilled bombardier could estimate how long it would take for the bomb to fly to the assumed target and cut the fuse to appropriate length so that the bomb would explode exactly at the desired moment.


Added DiffLines:

* Brigand Vvulf, one of the toughest bosses from ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'', makes use of these. The trope is played like modeling clay: it's justified given the early Modern Age period of the game, and subverted in that the bombs' effects are ''anything'' but cartoony each bomb can deal up to '''45 points of damage''' in a game where the flimsier classes struggle to be above 40 at their strongest.
28th Oct '16 2:01:02 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* One of the first, if not ''the'' first, video arcade game to use this imagery was the [[TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames Golden Age]] arcade game ''VideoGame/KickMan''. You had to catch falling balloons on your head, but you had to avoid the similar-looking falling bombs. (During development, the dropped-things-to-avoid were [[AnvilOnHead anvils]], but the game's designers didn't think the average player would recognize anvils.)

to:

* One of the first, if not ''the'' first, video arcade game to use this imagery was the [[TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames Golden Age]] arcade game ''VideoGame/KickMan''. You had to catch falling balloons on your head, but you had to avoid the similar-looking falling bombs. (During development, the dropped-things-to-avoid were [[AnvilOnHead anvils]], but the game's designers didn't think the average player would recognize anvils.)
4th Sep '16 4:46:29 AM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Revenge of Franchise/{{the Pink Panther}}'', members of the French Connection use one of these on Clouseau.

to:

* In ''Revenge of Franchise/{{the Pink Panther}}'', ''Film/RevengeofThePinkPanther'', members of the French Connection use one of these on Clouseau.



* In the second ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' movie, one of Saruman's orcs uses one of these to blow open Helm's Deep. This is somewhat justified as it's the first bomb ever in Middle Earth, or at least since the First Age. Worst. Olympics. Ever.

to:

* In the second ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' movie, ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Two Towers'', one of Saruman's orcs uses one of these to blow open Helm's Deep. This is somewhat justified as it's the first bomb ever in Middle Earth, or at least since the First Age. Worst. Olympics. Ever.



* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': Grenades shaped like this were used, which was likely a historically accurate depiction.

to:

* ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl'': Grenades shaped like this were used, which was likely a historically accurate depiction.
7th Aug '16 6:42:23 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** JonStewart had an appropriately [[HollywoodMagnetism cartoony]] [[http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/vkw7yr/bore-games solution]] (at ~5:20).

to:

** JonStewart Creator/JonStewart had an appropriately [[HollywoodMagnetism cartoony]] [[http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/vkw7yr/bore-games solution]] (at ~5:20).
9th Jul '16 1:59:43 PM Sputnikovsky
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'' features a level where you have to deliver a live bomb to a certain location before it blows up on you.
This list shows the last 10 events of 273. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.CartoonBomb