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* In ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'' it unsurprisingly happens when Cleo and Joan are forced to live in the same room. Gandhi and JFK decide to join in when they see them fighting in their underwear.
16th Apr '16 6:07:29 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Theatre/{{AMidsummerNightsDream}}'' has Helena and Hermia threatening one: "I am not yet so low But that my nails can reach unto thine eyes".

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* ''Theatre/{{AMidsummerNightsDream}}'' ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' has Helena and Hermia threatening one: "I am not yet so low But that my nails can reach unto thine eyes".
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* ''Theatre/{{AMidsummerNightsDream}}'' has Helena and Hermia threatening one: "I am not yet so low But that my nails can reach unto thine eyes".
19th Mar '16 11:18:16 AM howdotheyriseup
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* Gender switched in [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100428 this]] ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''.

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* [[GenderFlip Gender switched switched]] in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' - Gil and Tarvek are [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100428 this]] ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''.php?date=20091125#.Vu2W2OKLTIU both]] [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20091127#.Vu2W8eKLTIU competent]] [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20091130#.Vu2XDeKLTIU fighters]], but when they get [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100428#.Vu2XLuKLTIU really annoyed]] with each other, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100430#.Vu2V5-KLTIU the girls have to step in]].
13th Mar '16 7:29:52 PM GrammarNavi
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* In the ''Series/ThatSeventiesShow'' episode "Cat Fight Club" Jackie gets fed up with Laurie's insults and starts a fight with her. Fez suggests they should pour water on them.

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* In the ''Series/ThatSeventiesShow'' ''Series/That70sShow'' episode "Cat Fight Club" Jackie gets fed up with Laurie's insults and starts a fight with her. Fez suggests they should pour water on them.
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* Wrestling/{{FMW}} had a few during its "World Entertainment Wrestling" era as the actual women's division it had been famed for shrunk in favor of valets and celebrity guests. It ended up calling on other promotions, [[Wrestling/CarleneMoore including ECW]] ironically, for women who could wrestle proper matches.


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* Ring of Honor did feature some cat fights during its early years, mostly between The Lovely Lacey and Becky Bayless, representing rival splinters of Special K. Before them though what little woman on woman violence they had leaned towards the more serious side, and even the fan service heavy Allison Danger vs [[Wrestling/MickieJames Alexis Laree]] encounters didn't qualify as cat fights. Lacey herself had a violent feud with Wrestling/DaizeeHaze.
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' clip [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUjrcu-N6dQ seen here]], Leela claims she and Amy are sparring. Well, maybe, maybe not...
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* Usually subverted on ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', in which even girl fights often turn out to be quite brutal, like the one with Lana vs. Chloe in [[spoiler:''Delete'']]. Tess and Comicbook/LoisLane get a straight one in [[spoiler:''Doomsday'']], though.
* The spy comedy ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' is notable for pitting the blonde, scantily clad Sarah against the female antagonist of the week. Sarah has fought in a variety of {{Fanservice}} costumes like a pseudo-Bavarian miniskirt with plunging neckline, a short satin robe with flesh colored underwear, revealing evening gowns, and a black catsuit.
* One two-part episode of ''Series/MissionImpossible'' required this trope for the mission to succeed. A guard had to be distracted at a critical moment during a prison escape so Cinnamon Carter and a guest-star agent spent the better part of two episodes setting up their "rivalry." When they finally did start the catfight the guard was primed to enjoy it and not notice what else was going on.
* Brilliantly done in the "My Lucky Charm" episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': Elliot Reid and Carla Espinosa get into a catfight in the cafeteria. Then [[CasanovaWannabe the Todd]] interrupts, "Ladies! Please! Stop!"... [[CrowningMomentOfFunny then pulls up a chair, sits down and says "Continue."]]
** And soon after, rips his shirt apart and yells "I'm going in!"
** When Carla staff makes a "Rawr" noise in another episode, Todd eagerly bursts into the room and yells "Catfight!?" Disappointed, he warns her to "be more careful about using that noise."



* In one episode of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', two women vie for Woody's attention and start fighting. The others start chanting "Cat fight! Cat fight!", until the actual fighting turns out to be disappointing, at which point the chanting changes to "Kitten fight! Kitten fight!"
** They got to see one in a later episode "One Hugs, The Other Doesn't" between Frasier's ex-wife Nanette and his current one, Lilith.
* At the end of ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' series 2, between Abby and Caroline, though both have genuine issues (Caroline was the FemmeFatale sent by Leek to use {{Adorkable}} and at that stage, naive, Connor to get into the ARC/ get info on the team and Abby was the protective best friend love interest. Connor tries to break this up and be the better man, while Leek is watching and enjoying and gets whacked in the face, much to Leek's amusement. Eventually Connor succeeds in breaking it up, and he retorts he didn't do it for Caroline (who had been pretending to be his girlfriend). This confirmed Abby and Connor's mutual attraction which was a long lasting plot point, making this possibly the worlds only plot crucial and fanservice cat fight.
** The lack of skills part was averted - both Abby and Caroline had been shown to be proficient martial artists before, and their skills were on full display.
* Addressed and ultimately subverted in one ''{{Seinfeld}}'' episode. Elaine's office is demolished by a female coworker, but no one believes her, [[WhatAnIdiot even with a menacing message on her answering machine]]. In fact, all the men hearing about this are turned on by the idea of a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wrL9z3Kvww catfight]] instead.
* Juliet and Kate had a semi-serious throwdown on ''Series/{{Lost}}''. In the mud, while handcuffed to each other. Not the show's proudest moment.
** Not the show's proudest moment, but certainly one of the show's more alluring.
** They fought earlier in the episode, but it was a one-sided [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] where Juliet knocked Kate on her ass despite Kate having the element of surprise.
* Maddie and London on ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''.
* In the ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' episode "Purple Haze," Alison and Beverly (both under the influence of an [[HatePlague inhibition-lowering drug]]) get into it. The fight isn't over a man -- it's because Beverly blabbed professional confidences about Alison over the town's PA system.

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* ''Series/TheAvengers'' episode "The Living Dead", between Mrs. Peel and a female guard.
** Topping this, ''Series/TheNewAvengers'' episode "Angels Of Death" has Joanna Lumley's Purdey taking on not one but two gorgeous female opponents (played by Caroline Munro and Pamela Stephenson), after Gambit's basic decency prevents him hitting women and they beat the bejasus out of him.
* In one ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Penny and new neighbor Alicia's rivalry over her leading Raj, Leonard, and Howard on culminates in a "What're you gonna do about it, bitch?" Somewhat Lampshaded by Wolowitz:
-->'''Howard:''' Oh, my God ...GIRLFIGHT! (''pins Leonard's arms behind his back'')\\
'''Leonard:''' What're you doing?\\
'''Howard:''' I know you, you're stupid enough to break it up!
* In an
episode of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', two women vie for Woody's attention ''Series/BlakesSeven'' Cally and start fighting. The others start chanting "Cat fight! Cat fight!", until the actual fighting turns out to be disappointing, at which point the chanting changes to "Kitten fight! Kitten fight!"
** They got to see one
Jenna stage a catfight in a later episode "One Hugs, crowded bar to cause a distraction. The Other Doesn't" between Frasier's ex-wife Nanette and his current one, Lilith.
* At the end of ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' series 2, between Abby and Caroline, though both have genuine issues (Caroline was the FemmeFatale sent by Leek to use {{Adorkable}} and at that stage, naive, Connor to get into the ARC/ get info on the team and Abby was the protective best friend love interest. Connor tries to break this up and be the better man, while Leek
result is watching and enjoying and gets whacked in the face, much to Leek's amusement. Eventually Connor succeeds in breaking it up, and he retorts he didn't do it for Caroline (who had been pretending to be his girlfriend). This confirmed Abby and Connor's mutual attraction which was a long lasting plot point, making this possibly the worlds only plot crucial and fanservice cat fight.
** The lack of skills part was averted - both Abby and Caroline had been shown to be proficient martial artists before, and their skills were on full display.
* Addressed and ultimately subverted in one ''{{Seinfeld}}'' episode. Elaine's office is demolished by a female coworker, but no one believes her, [[WhatAnIdiot even with a menacing message on her answering machine]]. In fact, all the men hearing about this are turned on by the idea of a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wrL9z3Kvww catfight]] instead.
* Juliet and Kate had a semi-serious throwdown on ''Series/{{Lost}}''. In the mud, while handcuffed to each other. Not the show's proudest moment.
** Not the show's proudest moment, but certainly one of the show's more alluring.
** They fought earlier in the episode, but it was a one-sided [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] where Juliet knocked Kate on her ass despite Kate having the element of surprise.
* Maddie and London on ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''.
* In the ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' episode "Purple Haze," Alison and Beverly (both under the influence of an [[HatePlague inhibition-lowering drug]]) get into it. The fight isn't over a man -- it's because Beverly blabbed professional confidences about Alison over the town's PA system.
[[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]].



* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'':
** The ''two'' fiancées of a now dead Marine. Tony points and shouts "Chick fight!" and [=McGee=] records the whole thing. [=McGee=] shows the video to [[LabRat Abby]] who says, "I can't believe I missed it!"
** Abby and Ziva get into a brief slapfight over Ziva's seeming lack of concern for Gibbs' well-being, which thoroughly freaks out [=McGee=].

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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'':
**
In one episode of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'', two women vie for Woody's attention and start fighting. The ''two'' fiancées of others start chanting "Cat fight! Cat fight!", until the actual fighting turns out to be disappointing, at which point the chanting changes to "Kitten fight! Kitten fight!"
** They got to see one in
a now dead Marine. Tony points later episode "One Hugs, The Other Doesn't" between Frasier's ex-wife Nanette and shouts "Chick fight!" his current one, Lilith.
* The spy comedy ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' is notable for pitting the blonde, scantily clad Sarah against the female antagonist of the week. Sarah has fought in a variety of {{Fanservice}} costumes like a pseudo-Bavarian miniskirt with plunging neckline, a short satin robe with flesh colored underwear, revealing evening gowns,
and [=McGee=] records the a black catsuit.
* ''Series/{{Community}}'' - as Annie and Britta compete raising money for oil-spill relief, their animosity toward each other's technique (and
whole thing. [=McGee=] shows personality by association) comes to a head and they start wrestling in a puddle of oil. They make up with the video to [[LabRat Abby]] who says, "I can't believe I missed it!"
common understanding that men are pigs, having raised far more money in the brief catfight than in the rest of the campaign.
** Abby A new guy Buddy (Jack Black) insinuates himself into the study group and Ziva fondly recalls memories together, including Britta and Annie catfighting in cheerleader outfits - which he admits may have been a daydream of his.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "Ghost Light," Ace and her GirlOfTheWeek
get into a brief slapfight couple of cat fights. In the second, the other girl literally tackles Ace onto a bed. The DVD special features mention several times how much the male cast and crew enjoyed watching all this. (Although Creator/SophieAldred mentioned that they apparently all missed the practice session where the other girl accidentally ''pulled Sophie's top off''.)
* In the ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' episode "Purple Haze," Alison and Beverly (both under the influence of an [[HatePlague inhibition-lowering drug]]) get into it. The fight isn't
over Ziva's seeming lack of concern for Gibbs' well-being, which thoroughly freaks out [=McGee=].a man -- it's because Beverly blabbed professional confidences about Alison over the town's PA system.
* ''Series/{{Fresno}}'' parodied the SoapOpera cat fight by making it like a barroom brawl instead.



* One episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'' ends with a doofus-scientist character daydreaming about Carter and another woman fighting over him. Fantasy-Jack stops him from breaking it up.
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'':
** The show has one with [[KnifeNut knives]], ending in a surrender.
** There's also a MALE version where [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Ronon and Teal'c]] are beating the shit out of each other with a massive crowd cheering at them. And yes, it IS played for fanservice; [[EatingTheEyeCandy fanservice for girls]] but still, the two most muscular guys of the franchise in tight workout clothing and positively dripping with sweat? Draws a lot of FemaleGaze.

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* One episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'' ends When ''Series/{{Glee}}'''s Santana gets sufficiently angry with a doofus-scientist character daydreaming about Carter and another woman fighting over him. Fantasy-Jack stops him from breaking it up.
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'':
** The show has
girl, one of these is sure to ensue.
** Her first fight was
with [[KnifeNut knives]], ending Mercedes in a surrender.
** There's also a MALE version where [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Ronon and Teal'c]] are beating
the shit first season, but was broken up before things got out of each other with a massive crowd cheering at them. And yes, it IS played hand. But in the second season, she slaps the ''piss'' out of Quinn for fanservice; [[EatingTheEyeCandy fanservice for girls]] but still, exposing her breast surgery and the two most muscular guys of go at it.
* ''Series/GossipGirl'' has Serena vs. Blair in season 2. Some clothes ripping included.
** Also
the franchise one in tight workout clothing Season 1. Straddling and positively dripping with sweat? Draws hockey outfits included.
* Claire vs. Elle in ''Series/{{Heroes}}''. Unusually, this comes to
a lot of FemaleGaze.stalemate - Elle has Claire pinned to the ground under her electric blasts, but Claire's never going to succumb due to her healing power - that's broken by Sandra giving Elle a soaking.
* ''Series/HorribleHistories'': Not shown, but very much talked about in the Roman funeral [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLVnFEXnHB8&feature=related sketch]]:
--->"My uncle Centillus had it written into his will that he wanted a fight to the death between two beautiful women... His funeral's in ten minutes."
--->"That's disgus... can I come?"



* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Penny and new neighbor Alicia's rivalry over her leading Raj, Leonard, and Howard on culminates in a "What're you gonna do about it, bitch?" Somewhat Lampshaded by Wolowitz:
-->'''Howard:''' Oh, my God ...GIRLFIGHT! (''pins Leonard's arms behind his back'')\\
'''Leonard:''' What're you doing?\\
'''Howard:''' I know you, you're stupid enough to break it up!
* A really ''weird'' one happens in ''TheMiddleman'', when Wendy fights the villain of the week, who's [[BodySwap stolen the body]] of the Middleman himself. Leading to a rare boy-girl catfight.
* Averted with great force in ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' in the [[spoiler:truly brutal, and emotionally wrenching, fight to the death between Jesse and Riley.]]
** And the one between Cameron and that other terminator who she twisted up like a pretzel.
* ''Series/TheAvengers'' episode "The Living Dead", between Mrs. Peel and a female guard.
** Topping this, ''Series/TheNewAvengers'' episode "Angels Of Death" has Joanna Lumley's Purdey taking on not one but two gorgeous female opponents (played by Caroline Munro and Pamela Stephenson), after Gambit's basic decency prevents him hitting women and they beat the bejasus out of him.
* In the ''ThatSeventiesShow'' episode "Cat Fight Club" Jackie gets fed up with Laurie's insults and starts a fight with her. Fez suggests they should pour water on them.
** In an earlier episode, Eric's female partner for a class project, Stacy, has an obvious crush on him, but Eric thinks Donna doesn't really pay attention to this. Kelso suggests early in the episode that Stacy and Donna should mud wrestle for Eric. At first Eric responds, "Kelso, that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard." Then he thinks about it (a DreamSequence occurs) and then says, "Kelso, that's the smartest thing I've ever heard."
** In the episode "Mother's Little Helper", Eric and Hyde say that girls can't play fight, because it always turns into a real one. Jackie and Donna try to prove them wrong, and end up proving them right.
* ''Series/GossipGirl'' has Serena vs. Blair in season 2. Some clothes ripping included.
** Also the one in Season 1. Straddling and hockey outfits included.
* ''Series/MadTV'' did it on a parody of NBC's remake of the ''Series/BionicWoman'' called "The Les-Bionic Woman" between Jane [Crista Flanagan] (as a [[ButchLesbian butch les-bionic woman]]) and Sarah [Nicole Parker] (as a [[LipstickLesbian lipstick les-bionic woman]]). Subverted when during the fight (which shows the two in many suggestive positions), Sarah tells Jane that the doctor who made her bionic was their enemy, and Jane grunts, "So why are we fighting each other?" and Sarah replies, "Fighting? I'm not fighting."
* ''Series/{{Oz}}''. Prison guards Diane Wittlesey and Claire Howell get into a fight that puts both women in the hospital ward, after Howell placed a false sexual harassment charge against Unit Manager Tim [=McManus=] (who'd had affairs with both women). When Warden Glynn asks what they were fighting about, Tim just replies, "Me" earning him a "You've ''got'' to be kidding me" look from Glynn.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. In the MirrorUniverse episode, a [[BareYourMidriff scantily-clad]] T'Pol and Hoshi have a knife fight while exchanging snarky comments about each others' sex lives.

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* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Penny and new neighbor Alicia's rivalry over her leading Raj, Leonard, and Howard on culminates The team for the reality show ''Impossible Heist'' staged a full-on shirt-ripping, hair-pulling catfight in a "What're you gonna do about it, bitch?" Somewhat Lampshaded by Wolowitz:
-->'''Howard:''' Oh, my God ...GIRLFIGHT! (''pins Leonard's arms behind his back'')\\
'''Leonard:''' What're you doing?\\
'''Howard:''' I know you, you're stupid enough
casino, in order to break it up!
* A really ''weird'' one happens in ''TheMiddleman'', when Wendy fights
distract a blackjack dealer. It allowed them to switch the villain of cards for a rigged deck and cheat the week, who's [[BodySwap stolen the body]] of the Middleman himself. Leading to house.
* ''Series/LasVegas'' features
a rare boy-girl catfight.
* Averted with great force in ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' in the [[spoiler:truly brutal, and emotionally wrenching, fight to the death
verbal variation between Jesse Sam Marquez and Riley.]]
** And
Monica Mancuso when they first meet in the third season. Any ambiguity as to whether it's intended as one between Cameron and is dropped out the window when two cats screeching are heard over the soundtrack. The guys later remark that other terminator who she twisted up like a pretzel.
* ''Series/TheAvengers'' episode "The Living Dead", between Mrs. Peel and a female guard.
** Topping this, ''Series/TheNewAvengers'' episode "Angels Of Death" has Joanna Lumley's Purdey taking on not one but two gorgeous female opponents (played by Caroline Munro and Pamela Stephenson), after Gambit's basic decency prevents him hitting women and
they beat the bejasus out of him.
* In the ''ThatSeventiesShow'' episode "Cat Fight Club" Jackie gets fed up with Laurie's insults and starts a fight with her. Fez suggests they should pour water on them.
** In an earlier episode, Eric's female partner for a class project, Stacy, has an obvious crush on him, but Eric thinks Donna doesn't
really pay attention to this. Kelso suggests early in the episode regret that Stacy and Donna should mud wrestle for Eric. At first Eric responds, "Kelso, that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard." Then he thinks about it (a DreamSequence occurs) and then says, "Kelso, that's the smartest thing I've ever heard."
** In the episode "Mother's Little Helper", Eric and Hyde say that girls can't play fight, because it always turns into a real one. Jackie and Donna try to prove them wrong, and end up proving them right.
* ''Series/GossipGirl'' has Serena vs. Blair in season 2. Some clothes ripping included.
** Also the one in Season 1. Straddling and hockey outfits included.
* ''Series/MadTV'' did it on a parody of NBC's remake of the ''Series/BionicWoman'' called "The Les-Bionic Woman" between Jane [Crista Flanagan] (as a [[ButchLesbian butch les-bionic woman]]) and Sarah [Nicole Parker] (as a [[LipstickLesbian lipstick les-bionic woman]]). Subverted when during the fight (which shows the two in many suggestive positions), Sarah tells Jane that the doctor who made her bionic was their enemy, and Jane grunts, "So why are we fighting each other?" and Sarah replies, "Fighting? I'm not fighting."
* ''Series/{{Oz}}''. Prison guards Diane Wittlesey and Claire Howell get into a fight that puts both women in the hospital ward, after Howell placed a false sexual harassment charge against Unit Manager Tim [=McManus=] (who'd had affairs with both women). When Warden Glynn asks what
they were fighting about, Tim just replies, "Me" earning him a "You've ''got'' to be kidding me" look from Glynn.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. In the MirrorUniverse episode, a [[BareYourMidriff scantily-clad]] T'Pol and Hoshi have a knife fight while exchanging snarky comments about each others' sex lives.
missed it, so it's also in-universe fanservice.



* ''WaterlooRoad'' is starting having roll-around-on-the-floor fights between two girls in school uniform about once every two episodes.

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* ''WaterlooRoad'' is starting Juliet and Kate had a semi-serious throwdown on ''Series/{{Lost}}''. In the mud, while handcuffed to each other. Not the show's proudest moment.
** Not the show's proudest moment, but certainly one of the show's more alluring.
** They fought earlier in the episode, but it was a one-sided [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] where Juliet knocked Kate on her ass despite Kate
having roll-around-on-the-floor fights the element of surprise.
* ''Series/MadTV'' did it on a parody of NBC's remake of the ''Series/BionicWoman'' called "The Les-Bionic Woman"
between Jane [Crista Flanagan] (as a [[ButchLesbian butch les-bionic woman]]) and Sarah [Nicole Parker] (as a [[LipstickLesbian lipstick les-bionic woman]]). Subverted when during the fight (which shows the two girls in school uniform about once every many suggestive positions), Sarah tells Jane that the doctor who made her bionic was their enemy, and Jane grunts, "So why are we fighting each other?" and Sarah replies, "Fighting? I'm not fighting."
* A really ''weird'' one happens in ''Series/TheMiddleman'', when Wendy fights the villain of the week, who's [[BodySwap stolen the body]] of the Middleman himself. Leading to a rare boy-girl catfight.
* One two-part episode of ''Series/MissionImpossible'' required this trope for the mission to succeed. A guard had to be distracted at a critical moment during a prison escape so Cinnamon Carter and a guest-star agent spent the better part of
two episodes.episodes setting up their "rivalry." When they finally did start the catfight the guard was primed to enjoy it and not notice what else was going on.
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'':
** The ''two'' fiancées of a now dead Marine. Tony points and shouts "Chick fight!" and [=McGee=] records the whole thing. [=McGee=] shows the video to [[LabRat Abby]] who says, "I can't believe I missed it!"
** Abby and Ziva get into a brief slapfight over Ziva's seeming lack of concern for Gibbs' well-being, which thoroughly freaks out [=McGee=].
* ''Series/{{Oz}}''. Prison guards Diane Wittlesey and Claire Howell get into a fight that puts both women in the hospital ward, after Howell placed a false sexual harassment charge against Unit Manager Tim [=McManus=] (who'd had affairs with both women). When Warden Glynn asks what they were fighting about, Tim just replies, "Me" earning him a "You've ''got'' to be kidding me" look from Glynn.
* At the end of ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' series 2, between Abby and Caroline, though both have genuine issues (Caroline was the FemmeFatale sent by Leek to use {{Adorkable}} and at that stage, naive, Connor to get into the ARC/ get info on the team and Abby was the protective best friend love interest. Connor tries to break this up and be the better man, while Leek is watching and enjoying and gets whacked in the face, much to Leek's amusement. Eventually Connor succeeds in breaking it up, and he retorts he didn't do it for Caroline (who had been pretending to be his girlfriend). This confirmed Abby and Connor's mutual attraction which was a long lasting plot point, making this possibly the worlds only plot crucial and fanservice cat fight.
** The lack of skills part was averted - both Abby and Caroline had been shown to be proficient martial artists before, and their skills were on full display.



* In a deleted scene from the ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' specials, Robyn and Terri have a squabble... while Jamie chants "fight, fight, fight" and starts pushing their jackets off their shoulders.
* In an episode of ''Series/BlakesSeven'' Cally and Jenna stage a catfight in a crowded bar to cause a distraction. The result is [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]].

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* In a deleted scene from Averted with great force in ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' in the ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' specials, Robyn [[spoiler:truly brutal, and Terri have a squabble... while Jamie chants "fight, fight, fight" emotionally wrenching, fight to the death between Jesse and starts pushing their jackets off their shoulders.
Riley.]]
** And the one between Cameron and that other terminator who she twisted up like a pretzel.
* In an Brilliantly done in the "My Lucky Charm" episode of ''Series/BlakesSeven'' Cally ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': Elliot Reid and Jenna stage Carla Espinosa get into a catfight in the cafeteria. Then [[CasanovaWannabe the Todd]] interrupts, "Ladies! Please! Stop!"... [[CrowningMomentOfFunny then pulls up a crowded bar chair, sits down and says "Continue."]]
** And soon after, rips his shirt apart and yells "I'm going in!"
** When Carla staff makes a "Rawr" noise in another episode, Todd eagerly bursts into the room and yells "Catfight!?" Disappointed, he warns her
to cause a distraction. The result "be more careful about using that noise."
* Addressed and ultimately subverted in one ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' episode. Elaine's office
is [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfFunny hilarious]].demolished by a female coworker, but no one believes her, [[WhatAnIdiot even with a menacing message on her answering machine]]. In fact, all the men hearing about this are turned on by the idea of a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wrL9z3Kvww catfight]] instead.



* When ''Series/{{Glee}}'''s Santana gets sufficiently angry with another girl, one of these is sure to ensue.
** Her first fight was with Mercedes in the first season, but was broken up before things got out of hand. But in the second season, she slaps the ''piss'' out of Quinn for exposing her breast surgery and the two go at it.
* The team for the reality show ''Impossible Heist'' staged a full-on shirt-ripping, hair-pulling catfight in a casino, in order to distract a blackjack dealer. It allowed them to switch the cards for a rigged deck and cheat the house.



* Claire vs. Elle in ''Series/{{Heroes}}''. [[spoiler: Unusually, this comes to a stalemate - Elle has Claire pinned to the ground under her electric blasts, but Claire's never going to succumb due to her healing power - that's broken by Sandra giving Elle a soaking.]]
* ''Series/{{Fresno}}'' parodied the SoapOpera cat fight by making it like a barroom brawl instead.
* ''Series/HorribleHistories'': Not shown, but very much talked about in the Roman funeral [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLVnFEXnHB8&feature=related sketch]]:
--->"My uncle Centillus had it written into his will that he wanted a fight to the death between two beautiful women... His funeral's in ten minutes."
--->"That's disgus... can I come?"
* ''Series/LasVegas'' features a verbal variation between Sam Marquez and Monica Mancuso when they first meet in the third season. Any ambiguity as to whether it's intended as one is dropped out the window when two cats screeching are heard over the soundtrack. The guys later remark that they really regret that they missed it, so it's also in-universe fanservice.
* in an episode of ''SledgeHammer'', Sergeant Dori Doreau is dragged into a mud-fighting arena in a seedy bar to prevent Sledge getting the worst of it from two professional mud-fighting babes. Actress Anne-Marie Martin later reflected that at one point, every episode appeared to feature a cat-fight between Doreau and a female perp.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "Ghost Light," Ace and her GirlOfTheWeek get into a couple of cat fights. In the second, the other girl literally tackles Ace onto a bed. The DVD special features mention several times how much the male cast and crew enjoyed watching all this. (Although Creator/SophieAldred mentioned that they apparently all missed the practice session where the other girl accidentally ''pulled Sophie's top off''.)
* ''Series/{{Community}}'' - as Annie and Britta compete raising money for oil-spill relief, their animosity toward each other's technique (and whole personality by association) comes to a head and they start wrestling in a puddle of oil. They make up with the common understanding that men are pigs, having raised far more money in the brief catfight than in the rest of the campaign.
** A new guy Buddy (Jack Black) insinuates himself into the study group and fondly recalls memories together, including Britta and Annie catfighting in cheerleader outfits - which he admits may have been a daydream of his.

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* Claire vs. Elle in ''Series/{{Heroes}}''. [[spoiler: Unusually, this comes to a stalemate - Elle has Claire pinned to the ground under her electric blasts, but Claire's never going to succumb due to her healing power - that's broken by Sandra giving Elle a soaking.]]
* ''Series/{{Fresno}}'' parodied the SoapOpera cat fight by making it like a barroom brawl instead.
* ''Series/HorribleHistories'': Not shown, but very much talked about in the Roman funeral [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLVnFEXnHB8&feature=related sketch]]:
--->"My uncle Centillus had it written into his will that he wanted a fight to the death between two beautiful women... His funeral's in ten minutes."
--->"That's disgus... can I come?"
* ''Series/LasVegas'' features a verbal variation between Sam Marquez and Monica Mancuso when they first meet in the third season. Any ambiguity as to whether it's intended as one is dropped out the window when two cats screeching are heard over the soundtrack. The guys later remark that they really regret that they missed it, so it's also in-universe fanservice.
* in an episode of ''SledgeHammer'', ''Series/SledgeHammer'', Sergeant Dori Doreau is dragged into a mud-fighting arena in a seedy bar to prevent Sledge getting the worst of it from two professional mud-fighting babes. Actress Anne-Marie Martin later reflected that at one point, every episode appeared to feature a cat-fight between Doreau and a female perp.
* Usually subverted on ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', in which even girl fights often turn out to be quite brutal, like the one with Lana vs. Chloe in [[spoiler:''Delete'']]. Tess and Comicbook/LoisLane get a straight one in [[spoiler:''Doomsday'']], though.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. In the MirrorUniverse episode, a [[BareYourMidriff scantily-clad]] T'Pol and Hoshi have a knife fight while exchanging snarky comments about each others' sex lives.
* One episode of ''Series/StargateSG1'' ends with a doofus-scientist character daydreaming about Carter and another woman fighting over him. Fantasy-Jack stops him from breaking it up.
* ''Series/StargateAtlantis'':
** The show has one with [[KnifeNut knives]], ending in a surrender.
** There's also a MALE version where [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Ronon and Teal'c]] are beating the shit out of each other with a massive crowd cheering at them. And yes, it IS played for fanservice; [[EatingTheEyeCandy fanservice for girls]] but still, the two most muscular guys of the franchise in tight workout clothing and positively dripping with sweat? Draws a lot of FemaleGaze.
* Maddie and London on ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''.
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "Ghost Light," Ace and her GirlOfTheWeek get into a couple of cat fights. In the second, the other girl literally tackles Ace onto a bed. The DVD special features mention several times how much the male cast and crew enjoyed watching all this. (Although Creator/SophieAldred mentioned that they apparently all missed the practice session where the other girl accidentally ''pulled Sophie's top off''.)
* ''Series/{{Community}}'' - as Annie and Britta compete raising money for oil-spill relief, their animosity toward each other's technique (and whole personality by association) comes to a head and they start wrestling in a puddle of oil. They make
''Series/ThatSeventiesShow'' episode "Cat Fight Club" Jackie gets fed up with Laurie's insults and starts a fight with her. Fez suggests they should pour water on them.
** In an earlier episode, Eric's female partner for a class project, Stacy, has an obvious crush on him, but Eric thinks Donna doesn't really pay attention to this. Kelso suggests early in
the common understanding episode that men are pigs, Stacy and Donna should mud wrestle for Eric. At first Eric responds, "Kelso, that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard." Then he thinks about it (a DreamSequence occurs) and then says, "Kelso, that's the smartest thing I've ever heard."
** In the episode "Mother's Little Helper", Eric and Hyde say that girls can't play fight, because it always turns into a real one. Jackie and Donna try to prove them wrong, and end up proving them right.
* In a deleted scene from the ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' specials, Robyn and Terri have a squabble... while Jamie chants "fight, fight, fight" and starts pushing their jackets off their shoulders.
* ''Series/WaterlooRoad'' is starting
having raised far more money roll-around-on-the-floor fights between two girls in the brief catfight than in the rest of the campaign.
** A new guy Buddy (Jack Black) insinuates himself into the study group and fondly recalls memories together, including Britta and Annie catfighting in cheerleader outfits - which he admits may have been a daydream of his.
school uniform about once every two episodes.
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* Completely subverted in ''Film/KillBill''. Despite the fact that the Bride mostly battles other women, none of her fights includes hair-pulling or scratching but rather full-on punches, kicks, head-butts, swords, knives and other serious implements of pain. In short, the fights are too convincing and too brutal to be seen as [=catfights=].

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* Completely subverted in ''Film/KillBill''. Despite the fact that the Bride mostly battles other women, none of her fights includes hair-pulling or scratching but rather full-on punches, kicks, head-butts, swords, knives and other serious implements of pain. In short, the fights are too convincing and too brutal to be seen as [=catfights=].[=cat fights=].
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* Addressed and ultimately subverted in one ''{{Seinfeld}}'' episode. Elaine is attacked by a female coworker, but no one believes her, [[WhatAnIdiot even with a menacing message on her answering machine]]. In fact, all the men hearing about this are turned on by the idea of a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wrL9z3Kvww catfight]] instead.

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* Addressed and ultimately subverted in one ''{{Seinfeld}}'' episode. Elaine Elaine's office is attacked demolished by a female coworker, but no one believes her, [[WhatAnIdiot even with a menacing message on her answering machine]]. In fact, all the men hearing about this are turned on by the idea of a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wrL9z3Kvww catfight]] instead.
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