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19th May '16 11:57:24 AM Eddy1215
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-->''You just '''had''' to buy the unbreakable plastic kind, didn't you, Dog?''
--->-- '''Cat''', from ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'', after ending up in this situation.


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-->''You just '''had''' to buy the unbreakable plastic kind, didn't you, Dog?''
--->-- '''Cat''', from ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'', after ending up in this situation.
19th May '16 11:56:27 AM Eddy1215
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-->''You just '''had''' to buy the unbreakable plastic kind, didn't you, Dog?''
--->-- '''Cat''', from ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'', after ending up in this situation.
3rd Apr '16 4:58:53 PM PsiPaula4
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The difference with HandInTheHole is that here, the victim does it by their own will since they know what's inside and want to get it. For example, when the BrattyHalfPint wants a cookie from the cookie jar. HandInTheHole is when the victim is [[WhatAnIdiot being an idiot]] and putting their hand inside with no idea what's in there.

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The difference with this trope from HandInTheHole is that here, the victim does it by on their own will whim since they know what's inside and want to get it. For example, when the BrattyHalfPint wants a cookie from the cookie jar. HandInTheHole is when the victim is [[WhatAnIdiot being an idiot]] and putting their hand inside with no idea of what's in there.
17th Dec '15 9:01:50 AM StarTropes
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[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* Yami Yugi uses this trap in ''Manga/YuGiOh'' against a crooked shopkeeper in a game involving expensive sneakers, some coins, and a ''scorpion''.
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3rd Dec '15 3:02:50 AM PsiPaula4
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Sometimes, people want to have a nice snack, it is in a jar of some kind. When they try to grab for whatever is inside of the jar, they will get their hand stuck because of the way that they're gripping it.

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Sometimes, people want to have a nice snack, and it is in inside of a jar of some kind. When they try to grab for whatever is inside of the jar, they will get their hand stuck because of the way that they're gripping it.
3rd Dec '15 3:02:32 AM PsiPaula4
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A lot of times, people want to get a snack, though sometimes it is in a jar of some kind. When they try to grab for whatever is in the jar, they will get their hand stuck because of the way that they have a grip on the thing in the jar.

This is a {{Comedy}} trope in which when you grab the contents of a jar, your hand winds up getting stuck, because of the way you have a grip on it.

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A lot of times, Sometimes, people want to get have a nice snack, though sometimes it is in a jar of some kind. When they try to grab for whatever is in inside of the jar, they will get their hand stuck because of the way that they have a grip on the thing in the jar.

they're gripping it.

This is a {{Comedy}} trope in which when you grab the contents of a jar, your hand winds up getting stuck, because of the way you have a grip on it.
stuck.
27th Nov '15 10:43:48 AM nombretomado
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* One iteration of [[SaturdayNightLive Celebrity Jeopardy]] featured Creator/TomHanks, flanderizing himself into a bumbling idiot, fall to this trap while trying to get a pickle out of a jar that came from...[[HammerSpace somewhere]].

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* One iteration of [[SaturdayNightLive [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Celebrity Jeopardy]] featured Creator/TomHanks, flanderizing himself into a bumbling idiot, fall to this trap while trying to get a pickle out of a jar that came from...[[HammerSpace somewhere]].
13th Jul '15 8:13:50 PM nombretomado
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* In Film/{{Clerks}}, an idiot customer needs Dante's help to get his hand unstuck from a Pringles can. Dante lampshades his stupidity by immediately tilting the can sideways to get chips from the bottom.

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* In Film/{{Clerks}}, ''Film/{{Clerks}}'', an idiot customer needs Dante's help to get his hand unstuck from a Pringles can. Dante lampshades his stupidity by immediately tilting the can sideways to get chips from the bottom.



* The idiot customer with the Pringles can in ''ClerksTheAnimatedSeries''. Dante subtly points this out by pouring the remaining Pringles into his hand while telling the customer that "sometimes you just need to let those hard-to-reach chips go."

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* The idiot customer with the Pringles can in ''ClerksTheAnimatedSeries''.''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries''. Dante subtly points this out by pouring the remaining Pringles into his hand while telling the customer that "sometimes you just need to let those hard-to-reach chips go."
23rd Jun '15 8:00:03 AM Willbyr
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--> Clouseau: Is this vase valuable?
--> Larocque: It is a worthless imitation.
--> Clouseau: Good. (smashes vase against a nearby desk, causing it to fall apart)
--> Larocque: But that desk was...priceless...

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--> Clouseau: -->'''Clouseau''': Is this vase valuable?
--> Larocque:
valuable?\\
'''Larocque''':
It is a worthless imitation.
--> Clouseau:
imitation.\\
'''Clouseau''':
Good. (smashes *''smashes vase against a nearby desk, causing it to fall apart)
--> Larocque:
apart''*\\
'''Larocque''':
But that desk was...priceless...



* ''Literature/WhereTheRedFernGrows'' has something similar as a way to trap raccoons. You cut a small hole in a hollow log, drive some nails around it pointing down and inward, and place something shiny at the bottom like cut-up pieces of tin can. A raccoon passing by will be attracted, reach in to grab it, and catch its fist on the nails trying to pull it out. The narrator thinks his grandfather is teasing him when he first tells him this method, because all the raccoon would have to do is let go of the tin. But the grandfather assures him that a raccoon will never willingly let go of anything shiny. (After the narrator has caught one raccoon like this and can use its skin to train his hunting dogs, his father makes him pull the nails out of all his traps, because if raccoons are that serious about their tin then they don't have a sporting chance.)

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* ''Literature/WhereTheRedFernGrows'' has something similar as a way to trap raccoons. You cut a small hole in a hollow log, drive some nails around it pointing down and inward, and place something shiny at the bottom like cut-up pieces of tin can. A raccoon passing by will be attracted, reach in to grab it, and catch its fist on the nails trying to pull it out. The narrator thinks his grandfather is teasing him when he first tells him this method, because all the raccoon would have to do is let go of the tin. But the grandfather assures him that a raccoon will never willingly let go of anything shiny. (After After the narrator has caught one raccoon like this and can use its skin to train his hunting dogs, his father makes him pull the nails out of all his traps, because if raccoons are that serious about their tin then they don't have a sporting chance.)
21st Jun '15 1:36:31 AM Melkior
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* Used in one of Literature/JungleDoctor's Monkey Tales, when Toto (a generic African name for a small child) the monkey is trapped this way using a kerosene tin half-filled with stones and dirt so it's too heavy for a monkey to lift, and a layer of peanuts on top with a hole only just big enough for him to insert his hand but too small for him to remove it while holding anything. "It is not the habit of monkeys to let go of peanuts" and so Toto is caught.

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* Used in one of Literature/JungleDoctor's ''Literature/JungleDoctor's'' Monkey Tales, when Toto (a generic African name for a small child) the monkey is trapped this way using a kerosene tin half-filled with stones and dirt so it's too heavy for a monkey to lift, and a layer of peanuts on top with a hole only just big enough for him to insert his hand but too small for him to remove it while holding anything. "It is not the habit of monkeys to let go of peanuts" and so Toto is caught.
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