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23rd Apr '17 8:44:27 AM Silverblade2
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' does this in an episode when infiltrating a tower in order to rescue a fairy from a gargoyle.
22nd Apr '17 8:30:36 PM Xtifr
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* Burt Reynolds in a Miami public restroom in ElmoreLeonard's ''Stick''.

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* Burt Reynolds in a Miami public restroom in ElmoreLeonard's Creator/ElmoreLeonard's ''Stick''.
20th Apr '17 10:23:59 AM DeepthroatGhoul
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* In ''Film/JackAndJill'', Jill's Craigslist date clings to the bathroom ceiling when she comes looking for him in order to ditch her on their date.

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* In ''Film/JackAndJill'', Jill's Craigslist date "Funbucket" clings to the bathroom ceiling when she comes looking for him in order to ditch her on their date.
17th Apr '17 2:55:36 PM AthenaBlue
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/StrokerAndHoop''. Hoop was infiltrating a guy's office, when he suddenly hears him coming. He hides up between the rafters on the ceiling. The guy comes in, calmly sits down, picks up his telephone, and says, "Hello, Security? There's a guy up on my ceiling. I don't know why he thinks I can't see him." (Amusingly, when the guy comes in, Hoop almost drops his keys and catches them in an dramtic way, thinking he's safe).

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/StrokerAndHoop''. Hoop was infiltrating a guy's office, when he suddenly hears him coming. He hides up between the rafters on the ceiling. The guy comes in, calmly sits down, picks up his telephone, and says, "Hello, Security? There's a guy up on my ceiling. I don't know why he thinks I can't see him." (Amusingly, when the guy comes in, Hoop almost drops his keys and catches them in an dramtic a dramatic way, thinking he's safe).
11th Apr '17 7:38:47 PM AthenaBlue
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* Sidney Bristow in an early episode of ''Series/{{Alias}}''. Unfortunately, she's holding herself up by the hot water pipes just as the {{Mook}} walks under her, so she has to very quietly move over to the other, cooler pipe. Being her, she pulls it off.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Spoofed when a vampire tries to ambush Angel this way -- [[NonchalantDodge he calmly steps to one side]] and the vampire crashes to the floor.
* Oliver Queen/The Hood (Green Arrow) does this once in ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' to hide from police when he broke into a police station.



* Slightly unorthodox: used by a villain in the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Potential".
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': As most unnervingly demonstrated in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E2DayOfTheMoon "Day of the Moon"]], the Silence love to [[http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lkhsf2X7dw1qb6e5oo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1317694557&Signature=2R95%2Fmx8xvb%2FROU0n4KwtWKx4qc%3D roost on the ceiling.]] In ''packs.''



* Naomi hides from Kate in the ''Series/{{Lost}}'' episode "The Beginning of the End" by climbing a tree and hanging from a limb. Kate notices blood dripping on her from above.



%%* Kwai Chang Caine does it in ''Series/KungFu: The Legend Continues''.
* Naomi hides from Kate in the ''Series/{{Lost}}'' episode "The Beginning of the End" by climbing a tree and hanging from a limb. Kate notices blood dripping on her from above.



* Slightly unorthodox: used by a villain in the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Potential".
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Spoofed when a vampire tries to ambush Angel this way -- [[NonchalantDodge he calmly steps to one side]] and the vampire crashes to the floor.
* Kwai Chang Caine does it in ''Series/KungFu: The Legend Continues''.
* Sidney Bristow in an early episode of ''Series/{{Alias}}''. Unfortunately, she's holding herself up by the hot water pipes just as the {{Mook}} walks under her, so she has to very quietly move over to the other, cooler pipe. Being her, she pulls it off.



* The Silents from ''Series/DoctorWho'' love to [[http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lkhsf2X7dw1qb6e5oo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1317694557&Signature=2R95%2Fmx8xvb%2FROU0n4KwtWKx4qc%3D roost on the ceiling.]] In ''packs.''



* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' season 6 episode "Weekend at Bobby's" an ōkami demon uses this move to sneak-attack Bobby.



* Oliver Queen/The Hood (Green Arrow) does this once in ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' to hide from police when he broke into a police station.
* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' season 6 episode "Weekend at Bobby's" an ōkami demon uses this move to sneak-attack Bobby.



* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', the Blue Spirit clings to the ceiling with two swords and a ''huge length of chain'' without making a sound or a move.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'', [[SixthRangerTraitor Heather]] does this in her cell to knock her guardian Bucket out and escape.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Boyz Crazy", Mabel, her friends Candy and Grenda ([[{{Acrofatic}} who's overweight]]) and the boy band Sev'ral Timez all cling to the ceiling in order not to be seen by Grunkle Stan.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': A variant in "28 Pranks Later"; Rainbow Dash doesn't cling to a ceiling, but to the other side of Cheerilee's rotating blackboard, to prank her. Rainbow Dash is holding to the frame of the blackboard with both wings and all four hooves, in a pegasus version of the position that is usually envisioned for the trope.



* In ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar: The Last Airbender]]'', The Blue Spirit clings to the ceiling with two swords and a ''huge length of chain'' without making a sound or a move.
* This list won't be completed without mentioning ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003''. In the very first episode, Leo does this and does this good. And thru many episodes Turtles cling to the ceiling a lot. Well justified that all of them are Ninja...

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': In ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar: The Last Airbender]]'', The Blue Spirit clings to the ceiling [[Recap/StarWarsRebelsS3E15ThroughImperialEyes "Through Imperial Eyes"]], Ezra does this, with two swords and a ''huge length of chain'' without making a sound or a move.
* This list won't be completed without mentioning ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003''. In
his hands cuffed ''behind his back'', in his cell on the very ''Chimaera'' to ambush anyone who comes inside. He doesn't get the chance, as his first episode, Leo does this and does this good. And thru many episodes Turtles cling to visitor is the ceiling a lot. Well justified that all of them are Ninja...ReverseMole.



* This list won't be completed without mentioning ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003''. In the very first episode, Leo does this and does this good. And thru many episodes Turtles cling to the ceiling a lot. Well, its justified that all of them are ninjas...
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'': During a game of hide-and-seek/tag with Chef Hatchet being "it" (while wielding a water gun), [[CuteAndPsycho Izzy]] decides to employ this trope in the mess hall...then she sneezes. [[LetsYouAndHimFight Badassery Ensures]].



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': A variant in "28 Pranks Later"; Rainbow Dash doesn't cling to a ceiling, but to the other side of Cheerilee's rotating blackboard, to prank her. Rainbow Dash is holding to the frame of the blackboard with both wings and all four hooves, in a pegasus version of the position that is usually envisioned for the trope.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'': During a game of hide-and-seek/tag with Chef Hatchet being "it" (while wielding a water gun), [[CuteAndPsycho Izzy]] decides to employ this trope in the mess hall...then she sneezes. [[LetsYouAndHimFight Badassery Ensures]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Boyz Crazy", Mabel, her friends Candy and Grenda ([[{{Acrofatic}} who's overweight]]) and the boy band Sev'ral Timez all cling to the ceiling in order not to be seen by Grunkle Stan.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'', [[SixthRangerTraitor Heather]] does this in her cell to knock her guardian Bucket out and escape.


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3rd Apr '17 6:39:30 PM Amahn
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* One of the turtles in the first ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' clings to the ceiling, after hiding in the shower, to avoid being seen by April's boss when he throws open the curtain looking for a towel.
9th Jan '17 4:21:55 AM rjd1922
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* In the commentary of ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', the developers talk about how hard it is to get players to look up. While this is effective when ''hiding'' baddies in the ceiling, it's not quite as effective when trying to solves puzzles in twisted three dimensions. Of course ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'' Veterans learned to always look up.
* Demons do this very occasionally in ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} 3''. Generally they just jump out of cupboards and from behind false walls.

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* In the commentary of ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', the developers talk about how hard it is to get players to look up. While this is effective when ''hiding'' baddies in the ceiling, it's not quite as effective when trying to solves puzzles in twisted three dimensions. Of course ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life}}'' Veterans veterans learned to always look up.
* Demons do this very occasionally in ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} 3''.''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}''. Generally they just jump out of cupboards and from behind false walls.
22nd Dec '16 1:55:23 PM Silverblade2
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "Boyz Crazy", Mabel, her friends Candy and Grenda ([[{{Acrofatic}} who's overweight]]) and the boy band Sev'ral Timez all cling to the ceiling in order not to be seen by Grunkle Stan.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DragonsRidersOfBerk'', [[SixthRangerTraitor Heather]] does this in her cell to knock her guardian Bucket out and escape.
12th Dec '16 4:46:33 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* '' Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is good at reminding you to look upwards when trying to hunt dragons -- particularly gecko-green-and-bronze ones. No, not just in the sky: although, that's also probably wise with Drogon around and free. Look upwards ''at the ceiling'' where Rhaegal is probably about to jump down on you from his/her/its nest-hollow that has been painstakingly dug into the brickwork. You (and most of Meereen) have been warned. Viserion can also do this, but doesn't manage it with the same [[spoiler: deadly]] aplomb Rhaegal does.

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* '' Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is good at reminding you to look upwards when trying to hunt dragons -- particularly gecko-green-and-bronze ones. No, not just in the sky: although, that's also probably wise with Drogon around and free. Look upwards ''at the ceiling'' where Rhaegal is probably about to jump down on you from his/her/its nest-hollow that has been painstakingly dug into does this while living in the brickwork. You (and most of Meereen) have been warned. Viserion can also do this, but doesn't manage it with the same [[spoiler: deadly]] aplomb Rhaegal does.dragonpit in Meereen, much to Quentyn Martell's surprise.
2nd Dec '16 7:09:03 PM unluckyfrank
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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/StrokerAndHoop''. Hoop was infiltrating a guy's office, when he suddenly hears him coming. He hides up between the rafters on the ceiling. The guy comes in, calmly sits down, picks up his telephone, and says, "Hello, Security? There's two guys up in my ceiling. I don't know why they think I can't see them." (Amusingly, when the guy comes in, Hoop almost drops his keys and catches them in an dramtic way, thinking he's safe).

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* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/StrokerAndHoop''. Hoop was infiltrating a guy's office, when he suddenly hears him coming. He hides up between the rafters on the ceiling. The guy comes in, calmly sits down, picks up his telephone, and says, "Hello, Security? There's two guys a guy up in on my ceiling. I don't know why they think he thinks I can't see them.him." (Amusingly, when the guy comes in, Hoop almost drops his keys and catches them in an dramtic way, thinking he's safe).
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