History Main / ClutchingHandTrap

21st Oct '17 11:01:20 AM Eddy1215
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* Happened to ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} in [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2002&addr=020621 this]] strip, but he subverts it by breaking the cookie jar on Jon's head, instead of just simply letting go of the cookie that he wanted.
** Not a cookie jar, but Jon got both of his hands stuck in pickle jars (as did his date) in [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1997&addr=971130 this]] strip.
** Garfield gets his hand caught in an olive jar in [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1978&addr=780802 this]] early strip, which was recycled into a gag in the very first Garfield animation, a nameless short from 1980 that was only shown in the special ''Happy Birthday, Garfield''.

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* Happened to ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} in [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2002&addr=020621 [[https://garfield.com/comic/2002/06/21 this]] strip, but he subverts it by breaking the cookie jar on Jon's head, instead of just simply letting go of the cookie that he wanted.
** Not a cookie jar, but Jon got both of his hands stuck in pickle jars (as did his date) in [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1997&addr=971130 [[https://garfield.com/comic/1997/11/30 this]] strip.
** Garfield gets his hand caught in an olive jar in [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1978&addr=780802 [[https://garfield.com/comic/1978/08/02 this]] early strip, which was recycled into a gag in the very first Garfield animation, a nameless short from 1980 that was only shown in the special ''Happy Birthday, Garfield''.
28th Sep '17 11:23:38 PM KidDynamite
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* Happened to ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} in [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2002&addr=020621 this]] strip, but he subverts it by breaking the cookie jar on Jon's head, instead of just simply letting go of the cookie that he wanted.
** Not a cookie jar, but Jon got both of his hands stuck in pickle jars (as did his date) in [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1997&addr=971130 this]] strip.
** Garfield gets his hand caught in an olive jar in [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1978&addr=780802 this]] early strip, which was recycled into a gag in the very first Garfield animation, a nameless short from 1980 that was only shown in the special ''Happy Birthday, Garfield''.
* The comic strip ''Overboard'' had a strip in which Captain Henry Crow patiently explained to one of his dimwitted crew that if he'd only let go of the cookies, he could get his hand out of the cookie jar. Night falls and the crewman still has the jar stuck on his hand.
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* Happened to ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} in [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2002&addr=020621 this]] strip, but he subverts it by breaking the cookie jar on Jon's head, instead of just simply letting go of the cookie that he wanted.
** Not a cookie jar, but Jon got both of his hands stuck in pickle jars (as did his date) in [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1997&addr=971130 this]] strip.
** Garfield gets his hand caught in an olive jar in [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1978&addr=780802 this]] early strip, which was recycled into a gag in the very first Garfield animation, a nameless short from 1980 that was only shown in the special ''Happy Birthday, Garfield''.
* The comic strip ''Overboard'' had a strip in which Captain Henry Crow patiently explained to one of his dimwitted crew that if he'd only let go of the cookies, he could get his hand out of the cookie jar. Night falls and the crewman still has the jar stuck on his hand.
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11th Sep '17 5:03:07 PM eroock
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* In ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'', Bruno, a remorseless murderer, gets his arm stuck in a drainage hole by the sidewalk. This is played for suspense, as it helps buy time for Guy to finish his scheduled tennis match ([[spoiler: Bruno arrives at the tennis match anyway]]), though it does have Alfred Hitchcock's trademark dark humor.

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* In ''Film/StrangersOnATrain'', Bruno, a remorseless murderer, gets his arm stuck in a drainage hole by the sidewalk. This is played for suspense, as it helps buy time for Guy to finish his scheduled tennis match ([[spoiler: Bruno ([[spoiler:Bruno arrives at the tennis match anyway]]), though it does have Alfred Hitchcock's trademark dark humor.humor. Subverted, as Bruno is able to easily pull out his hand clutching the lighter from the tight grid where he struggled to slide his forearm through just moments ago.
12th Jun '17 8:44:37 AM Geosternbergia
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* One skit in ''WebAnimation/RWBYChibi'' involves Yang [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome very]] [[MundaneMadeAwesome intensely]] removing the lid off a jar of sweet pickles for Ruby (after both Ruby herself and Sun failed to get the jar open). She then sticks her hand in to try one out, Ember Celica and all, only for it to get stuck. [[HereWeGoAgain She is not at all deterred by this,]] causing Ruby and Sun to run for the hills in terror.
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15th Feb '17 12:57:29 PM KnightSpark
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-->'''Fireman:''' We're going to have to cut off your arms off, Homer.
-->'''Homer:''' But they'll grow back, right?
-->'''Fireman:''' [[BlatantLies Yeaaaaaah...]]
-->'''Second Fireman:''' *interrupts first fireman as he is lifting massive buzzsaw to Homer's shoulder* Wait a minute, are you still ''holding on to the cans?!?''

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-->'''Fireman:''' We're going Homer, this... this is never easy to say... I'm gonna have to cut off your arms off, Homer.
off.
-->'''Homer:''' But they'll They'll grow back, right?
-->'''Fireman:''' [[BlatantLies Yeaaaaaah...Oh... yeah.]]
-->'''Homer:''' Whew!
-->'''Second Fireman:''' *interrupts first fireman as he is lifting massive buzzsaw to Homer's shoulder* Wait a minute, Homer, are you still ''holding just holding on to the cans?!?''can?
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:
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