History Main / ClutchingHandTrap

28th Nov '16 11:51:52 PM Pinokio
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* In UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}}, a monkey getting his hand stuck in a coconut hand trap is a metaphor for the monkey mind repetitively creating thoughts and being attached to thoughts. When the mind is not grasping tightly onto thoughts, the mind relaxes, and so does the consciousness perspective.
1st Nov '16 12:17:34 PM eroock
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->''You just '''had''' to buy the unbreakable plastic kind, didn't you, Dog?''

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->''You ->''"You just '''had''' to buy the unbreakable plastic kind, didn't you, Dog?''Dog?"''
1st Nov '16 12:17:00 PM eroock
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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 ->''You just '''had''' to buy the unbreakable plastic kind, didn't you, Dog?''
--->-- -->-- '''Cat''', from ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'', after ending up in this situation.
31st Oct '16 10:51:35 AM dasuberkaiser
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* In a ''Series/SesameStreet'' episode from the mid-70s, Oscar has his hand stuck in a jar. Throughout the episode, the adults try many methods of prying his hand out, even by greasing it with lard. Turns out he wanted to look at his rock collection that he kept in the jar. The adults convince him to let go and his hand comes out easily; the adults then pour the rocks into his hand. Immediately after, Luis comes by with an old alarm clock in pieces as a gift to Oscar. Luis puts the pieces in the jar, which Oscar immediately grabs. He finds his hand stuck once again as the closing credits begin.
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[[folder: PuppetShows]]
* In a ''Series/SesameStreet'' episode from the mid-70s, Oscar has his hand stuck in a jar. Throughout the episode, the adults try many methods of prying his hand out, even by greasing it with lard. Turns out he wanted to look at his rock collection that he kept in the jar. The adults convince him to let go and his hand comes out easily; the adults then pour the rocks into his hand. Immediately after, Luis comes by with an old alarm clock in pieces as a gift to Oscar. Luis puts the pieces in the jar, which Oscar immediately grabs. He finds his hand stuck once again as the closing credits begin.
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* Combined with an ironic cut in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'': Lord Horribus and Reakk of the Dimension Of Pain discuss their plan to capture Torg, and mention how clever and resourceful Torg is to have evaded them every time prior. Cut to Riff and Torg setting up Halloween, with Torg having his hand stuck in a jar of candy corn.
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* Combined with an ironic cut in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'': Lord Horribus and Reakk of the Dimension Of Pain discuss their plan to capture Torg, and mention how clever and resourceful Torg is to have evaded them every time prior. Cut to Riff and Torg setting up Halloween, with Torg having his hand stuck in a jar of candy corn.
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4th Sep '16 4:42:27 AM erforce
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* In the 2006 reboot of ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'', while talking with casino owner Larocque, Clouseau gets his hand stuck in a vase and struggles for several minutes trying to get it out. Finally, he asks the owner:

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* In the 2006 reboot of ''Franchise/ThePinkPanther'', ''Film/ThePinkPanther2006'', while talking with casino owner Larocque, Clouseau gets his hand stuck in a vase and struggles for several minutes trying to get it out. Finally, he asks the owner:
27th Jul '16 10:06:24 PM supermichael
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq2IN2g_n2I This poor cockatiel]] falls into a jar of peanuts. Though humiliated, he was ''very'' happy to get his peanuts. (The jar was easily big enough for him to get out of.)
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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