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21st Feb '17 4:01:51 AM SteveMB
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Compare the comedy SisterTropes AssemblyLineFastForward, which involves the characters working at a conveyer belt, and PackedHero, where the machinery stuffs the hero into a container.

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Compare the comedy SisterTropes {{Sister Trope}}s AssemblyLineFastForward, which involves the characters working at a conveyer belt, and PackedHero, where the machinery stuffs the hero into a container.
21st Feb '17 4:01:19 AM SteveMB
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Originated as a standard CliffHanger scenario in 19th-century melodramas and the silent matinee film serials that followed them, such as ''The Perils of Pauline'' (and echoed repeatedly on ''ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop''). Probably a DeadHorseTrope, at least in the dramatic sense. But then, it wasn't too bad in ''Film/EnemyMine''. See also PackedHero.

Compare AssemblyLineFastForward, the comedy SisterTrope which involves the characters working at a conveyer belt.

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Originated as a standard CliffHanger scenario in 19th-century melodramas and the silent matinee film serials that followed them, such as ''The Perils of Pauline'' (and echoed repeatedly on ''ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop''). Probably a DeadHorseTrope, at least in the dramatic sense. But then, it wasn't too bad in ''Film/EnemyMine''. See also PackedHero.

Compare the comedy SisterTropes AssemblyLineFastForward, the comedy SisterTrope which involves the characters working at a conveyer belt.
belt, and PackedHero, where the machinery stuffs the hero into a container.
13th Feb '17 9:20:06 PM DrFraud
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* A variation occurs in ''The Saga of Comicbook/SwampThing'' Vol. 1 #4 when a possessed man hangs Swamp Thing on a meat hook on a stationary conveyor belt leading to a freezer. Swamp Thing tricks the demon into possessing him instead and then starts the belt. While he can survive the cold for a short time, the demon can't.
12th Feb '17 3:19:50 PM TonyG
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* The Creator/AmericanInternationalPictures beach movie ''How to Stuff a Wild Bikini'' leads up to a melodrama sawmill setting, and perpetual biker-shnook Eric Von Zipper gets comically sawn in half, with bloodless, cheap effects photography.

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* The Creator/AmericanInternationalPictures beach movie ''How to Stuff a Wild Bikini'' ''Film/BeachBlanketBingo'' leads up to a melodrama sawmill setting, and perpetual biker-shnook Eric Von Zipper gets comically sawn in half, with bloodless, cheap effects photography.
28th Jan '17 4:42:11 PM Wyldchyld
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* It happens in almost every ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' episode, [[FetishFuel to the delight of certain fans]].

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%% * It happens in almost every ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' episode, [[FetishFuel to the delight of certain fans]].fans.
22nd Jan '17 11:59:23 AM liverskins13
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* ''Film/TheFlintstones'' near the end. Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm are kidnapped by the antagonist, Cliff Vandercave. They are tied up and placed on a conveyor belt leading to a machine that crushes rocks. They are saved by Barney at the last second.
9th Jan '17 3:20:56 PM Bissek
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* The page image comes from an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DudleyDoRight''. It's worth noting that between Nell having to have a postman deliver her request for help to Dudley, Dudley riding to Snidely's sawmill to get Nell to stamp the letter before riding back to base to open it, Inspector Fenwick taking an hour and a half to give Dudley coherent orders to save his daughter, and Dudley riding back to the mill to save the day, the only reason Nell didn't end up in pieces was because the sawmill was badly in need of maintenance.
16th Dec '16 11:23:13 PM foxley
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'': In "The Mysterious Mr Mist", Mr Mist attempts to feed Perry White into a buzz saw on his farm.
22nd Nov '16 1:38:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel Metal Gear Solid: Ghost Babel]]'' for the GameBoy had a variant on this, except it was the player who got the pain. In what is probably the otherwise great game's ScrappyLevel, legendary BadAss Solid Snake must infiltrate the enemy base, by going through a color coded box sorting system via conveyor belt. It eventually leads into a showdown with Marionette Owl, part of the QuirkyMinibossSquad.

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* ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel Metal Gear Solid: Ghost Babel]]'' for the GameBoy had a variant on this, except it was the player who got the pain. In what is probably the otherwise great game's ScrappyLevel, legendary BadAss badass Solid Snake must infiltrate the enemy base, by going through a color coded box sorting system via conveyor belt. It eventually leads into a showdown with Marionette Owl, part of the QuirkyMinibossSquad.
21st Oct '16 7:42:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one of the film's most famous scenes, the eponymous villain of ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' straps Film/JamesBond to a table and uses an industrial laser in place of the traditional sawblade; here, it is the peril that inexorably advances toward the hero, rather than the other way around (compare ChainedToARock). Bonus points because of ''[[GroinAttack where]]'' on Bond the laser is headed.

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* ''Film/JamesBond'':
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In one of the film's most famous scenes, the eponymous villain of ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' straps Film/JamesBond to a table and uses an industrial laser in place of the traditional sawblade; here, it is the peril that inexorably advances toward the hero, rather than the other way around (compare ChainedToARock). Bonus points because of ''[[GroinAttack where]]'' on Bond the laser is headed.



** The dialogue of that scene is played with in [[http://www.xkcd.net/123/ this]] ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' comic, although a centrifuge is substituted.
** Parodied in 'Film/AustinPowersInGoldmember'', where Austin's father is strapped to a conveyor belt-esque contraption that would eventually pour liquid gold over his genitals.
** Also parodied in ''Film/CarryOnSpying'', where everything, ''including gravity'' works backwards when the conveyor belt is reversed.
** And in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', with ''James Bont'' instead of James Bond to avoid [[LawyerFriendlyCameo problems]].
** It even got parodied in a MagicTheGathering [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=74295 card!]].
* Another ''Film/JamesBond'' example is the conveyor belt in ''Film/LicenceToKill'', leading to a crusher crushing blocks of cocaine.

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** The dialogue of that scene is played with in [[http://www.xkcd.net/123/ this]] ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' comic, although a centrifuge is substituted.
** Parodied in 'Film/AustinPowersInGoldmember'', where Austin's father is strapped to a conveyor belt-esque contraption that would eventually pour liquid gold over his genitals.
** Also parodied in ''Film/CarryOnSpying'', where everything, ''including gravity'' works backwards when the conveyor belt is reversed.
** And in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', with ''James Bont'' instead of James Bond to avoid [[LawyerFriendlyCameo problems]].
** It even got parodied in a MagicTheGathering [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=74295 card!]].
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Another ''Film/JamesBond'' example is the conveyor belt in ''Film/LicenceToKill'', leading to a crusher crushing blocks of cocaine.


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* Parodied in ''Film/AustinPowersInGoldmember'', where Austin's father is strapped to a conveyor belt-esque contraption that would eventually pour liquid gold over his genitals.
* Also parodied in ''Film/CarryOnSpying'', where everything, ''including gravity'' works backwards when the conveyor belt is reversed.


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* ''Goldfinger'' even got parodied in a ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=74295 card!]].


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* ''Goldfinger'' is parodied in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', with ''James Bont'' instead of James Bond to avoid [[LawyerFriendlyCameo problems]].
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