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23rd Aug '16 5:46:22 PM nombretomado
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* When the titular character of ''AceVentura'' attempts to interrogate the bad guy [[spoiler: not really the bad guy]], he pulls out a sharp knife and a fork, rubs them together menacingly... and promptly proceeds to [[LoudOfWar scratch them together on an empty plate]] in an extremely annoying way which, almost understandably, causes the victim to grimace in pain. When that fails to break his will, Ventura proceeds to lean over the victim, and pushes his own eye in its socket in a rather disgusting way, making the bad guy shout out "Uggh, stop it! My brother used to do it to me!" This finally gets him to spill the beans on the EvilPlan.

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* When the titular character of ''AceVentura'' ''Film/AceVentura'' attempts to interrogate the bad guy [[spoiler: not really the bad guy]], he pulls out a sharp knife and a fork, rubs them together menacingly... and promptly proceeds to [[LoudOfWar scratch them together on an empty plate]] in an extremely annoying way which, almost understandably, causes the victim to grimace in pain. When that fails to break his will, Ventura proceeds to lean over the victim, and pushes his own eye in its socket in a rather disgusting way, making the bad guy shout out "Uggh, stop it! My brother used to do it to me!" This finally gets him to spill the beans on the EvilPlan.
4th Aug '16 9:36:21 PM ThePocket
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* The short story "The Man Without a Country" by Edward Everett Hale was about an officer who, while on trial for treason, renounced the United States, declaring that he wished to never hear of it again. As his sentence, he is given [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor exactly what he asked for]]: He is effectively exiled to international waters, and his shipmates are ordered to never speak of the United States in his presence.
3rd Aug '16 1:29:05 PM ThePocket
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* ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' has [[http://xkcd.com/280/ a librarian tortured by the sound of a hardback book's spine breaking]].

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* ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'' has [[http://xkcd.com/280/ a librarian tortured by the sound of a hardback book's spine breaking]]. Also, his ex's "creative" restraining order, [[https://xkcd.com/415/ which requires him to remain more than 500 yards away from her but also less than 600]].
31st Jul '16 4:35:32 AM Psyclone
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** In another ep, Freakazoid reprimands a speeder by giving him a ticket...to ''Series/TheJerrySpringerShow''. After seeing the speeder's horrified reaction, he decides to just give him a warning. Man, they used this trope a lot.

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** In another ep, Freakazoid reprimands gives a speeder by giving him a ticket...to ''Series/TheJerrySpringerShow''. After seeing the speeder's horrified reaction, he decides to just give him a warning. Man, they used this trope a lot.
30th Jul '16 5:34:21 PM nombretomado
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* The newspaper columnist DaveBarry used this trope in a number of columns. Typical example:

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* The newspaper columnist DaveBarry Creator/DaveBarry used this trope in a number of columns. Typical example:
21st Jul '16 2:32:56 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In mainstream ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', Grim's punishment for abandoning senior citizens in the woods is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYiFbobLK5E fifty hours of ''dancing''.]]
16th Jul '16 3:44:25 AM rafi
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* WoodyWoodpecker has an example: In the end of the short ''Ace in the Hole'' after Woody ejects himself and the general who is chasing him a plane, all but completely crippling the general of the military airport Woody was working for at the time from the fall, he is forced to tediously shave all of the hair off of a very, very long line of horses, one by one.
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', "A Room With a Moose." Zim cackles over his latest diabolical plan, which will force Dib and his classmates into a pocket dimension consisting of only a room... a room... with a moose! When Dib doesn't see what's so horrible about that, the camera focuses on the moose, chewing on some walnuts... and Dib screams in terror. [[TakeOurWordForIt We never see why]].
** The episode "FBI Warning of Doom" features this [[FreezeFrameBonus blink-and-you'll-miss-it explanation]] of what happens to those who perform copyright infringement: "They will hunt you down like the dirty monkey you are and force you to wear a moose skin and ride a greased piggy while singing folk tunes. They're forcing me to ride the piggy as I write this. The Piggy is Smelly!!"

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* WoodyWoodpecker has an example: In The Snorch on ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'' deals these out to students who break the end of rules or otherwise get on the short ''Ace in the Hole'' after Woody ejects himself and the general who is chasing him a plane, all but completely crippling the general bad side of the military airport Woody was working for at the time from the fall, he is The Gromble, including being forced to tediously shave all walk through a field of the hair off of a very, very long line of horses, one by one.
flowers or listen to {{opera}}.
* ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', "A Room With a Moose." Zim cackles over his latest diabolical plan, which will force Dib and his classmates into a pocket dimension consisting of only a room... a room... with a moose! When Dib In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', [[OurOgresAreHungrier Toadwart]] warns Tummi that if he doesn't see what's so horrible about that, do what he says, he'll resort to the camera focuses on deluxe torture plan.
-->'''Toadwart:''' Your be forced to listen to a medley of popular folk tunes sung by [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Gad and Zook.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': in
the moose, chewing on some walnuts... and Dib screams in terror. [[TakeOurWordForIt We never see why]].
** The
episode "FBI Warning "In Country... Club", Roger wants the code to the Pay-per-view channel. When Stan won't give it to him, Roger kidnaps Stan during a UsefulNotes/VietnamWar reenactment and tortures him by reading the first draft of Doom" features the ''Film/SexAndTheCity'' film. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking This was after]] he had already subjected him to a genuinely brutal beatdown.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' feature-length ''Film/WakkosWish'', the Warner kids are sent through The Cave of Your Worst Nightmares, which contains horrors they endured in episodes of the TV show: "Baloney" the Dinosaur, a filthy gas station bathroom, and JerryLewis [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed look-alike]] Mr. Director.
** In the episode where they end up in [[strike:Hell]] [[GoshDangItToHeck Hades]], the Devil prepares to throw them in a room containing "unspeakable torment": listening to "whiny {{protest song}}s from TheSixties" for all eternity. The Warners scream in terror and throw the Devil in the room.
* One torture session on ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'': While Buzz is going through a FakedRipVanWinkle, Zurg has his three comrades captive. Booster, TheBigGuy, is in a cell with bouncy walls that all his strength can't break. X-R, the versatile robot, has his extendable limbs in shackles, extending them out as far as they will go, so he can't really do anything. And Mira, who can [[IntangibleMan phase through solid matter simply by concentrating]], is in a cell rigged to burst into a cacaphony of light and sound whenever she tries to use her powers. The perfect torture... except, well, Booster is having a ball bouncing around in his cage, and the shackles work better for X-R than any chiropractor could have. As for Mira? Well, okay, maybe it's a little annoying, but it's hardly ''torture''. Zurg starts yelling at the underlings who cooked up
this [[FreezeFrameBonus blink-and-you'll-miss-it explanation]] cockamamie scheme.
* In one rather memorable episode
of what happens ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheSuperFriends'', the Legion of Doom stole a powerful matter transmuting device, but in the process, most of them abandoned Cheetah, Sinestro, and Black Manta in order to escape with it, leaving them to be captured by the heroes. As you might expect, those who perform copyright infringement: "They will hunt you down three were ''very angry'' at their teammates when they escaped, and decided to teach them a lesson by commandeering the device and using it to play billiards, with ''them'' as the balls.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' episode "Operation U.N.C.O.O.L." had a part where Numbuh 2 asks one of the nerds what he's done with the other operatives- we then see those operatives strapped to a chair forced to watch a ''Series/DoctorWho''-like show called "Dr. Spacetime and The Continuums" with the nerds.
** This, along with the opening credits of the episode "Operation: A.M.I.S.H.", seems to imply that the creators don't really
like the dirty monkey you are and force you show.
** In "Operation: B.R.E.A.K.-U.P.", Numbah Four's mother tells him that if he breaks one more vase, she will send him
to wear a moose skin and ride a greased piggy while singing folk tunes. They're forcing me to ride the piggy as I write this. The Piggy is Smelly!!"place even worse than military school: ''ballet academy''.



* In ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', Megavolt tried to think up some way to torture his prisoners, one of them was "Make them watch Game Shows".
** One of [[VillainousHarlequin Quackerjack's]] sinister toys is the Mr. History doll, who just sprouts random historic facts with the intention of boring you to death.
-->'''Quackerjack:''' Get ready for the IndustrialRevolution!
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': In the episode "The Old Switcharooms" Dexter's father makes him and Dee Dee stay in each other's rooms as punishment for running into him (causing his bowling trophy to break). Later Dad confines Dexter to the doghouse, leaving him to worry about the fate of his lab.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DragonHunters'' episode 32, an old man is interrogated by ''threatening him with [[{{Spoiler}} book spoilers]]''.
* On ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', when Captain Hero and Spanky Ham are caught cheating in an Indian casino, the owners, after torturing them (spoofing the film "Casino") threaten that if the two ever return, they will "show them just how bad an Indian burn can be". They then perform a simple Indian burn in the air while laughing maniacally, while Hero and Spanky scream in fright.
** In another episode, when Pikachu knock-off/Japanese stereotype Ling-Ling refuses to give into an extortionist's demands, he threatens to send his accomplice over to Ling-Ling's house and have him walk around [[UsefulNotes/InsideShoes without taking off his shoes]].
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'':
** In "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E56DuckmanOfAquatraz Duckman of Aquatraz]]", when Glomgold gets caught framing Scrooge, the judge orders him to always keep a portrait of the world's richest duck in his house. Thus, [[AlwaysSecondBest Glomgold]] has to put up with [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Scrooge]] grinning down at him constantly.
** Scrooge once recounted how a police officer was sentenced to 30 days wearing skirts for arresting him for wearing a skirt simply because he was wearing a kilt. (Scrooge lucked out: the judge was also a guy who wore a kilt; he wasn't amused.)
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'' features the titular detective strapping his partner Cornfed into ''Film/AClockworkOrange''-type forced-viewing setup, and airing a slide show.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' feature-length ''Film/WakkosWish'', the Warner kids are sent through The Cave of Your Worst Nightmares, which contains horrors they endured in episodes of the TV show: "Baloney" the Dinosaur, a filthy gas station bathroom, and JerryLewis [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed look-alike]] Mr. Director.
** In the episode where they end up in [[strike:Hell]] [[GoshDangItToHeck Hades]], the Devil prepares to throw them in a room containing "unspeakable torment": listening to "whiny {{protest song}}s from TheSixties" for all eternity. The Warners scream in terror and throw the Devil in the room.
* One torture session on ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'': While Buzz is going through a FakedRipVanWinkle, Zurg has his three comrades captive. Booster, TheBigGuy, is in a cell with bouncy walls that all his strength can't break. X-R, the versatile robot, has his extendable limbs in shackles, extending them out as far as they will go, so he can't really do anything. And Mira, who can [[IntangibleMan phase through solid matter simply by concentrating]], is in a cell rigged to burst into a cacaphony of light and sound whenever she tries to use her powers. The perfect torture... except, well, Booster is having a ball bouncing around in his cage, and the shackles work better for X-R than any chiropractor could have. As for Mira? Well, okay, maybe it's a little annoying, but it's hardly ''torture''. Zurg starts yelling at the underlings who cooked up this cockamamie scheme.
* The Snorch on ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'' deals these out to students who break the rules or otherwise get on the bad side of The Gromble, including being forced to walk through a field of flowers or listen to {{opera}}.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Gettin' Twiggy With It", [[TheBully Mitch]] is allowed to take Twiggy, the class pet hamster, home, only to cruelly torture her; later, after an accident involving radioactive waste (after Mitch flushes her) causes Twiggy to grow to giant size, Mitch is punished at school by having to run in a giant hamster wheel with Twiggy chasing him. (A lenient punishment, seeing as the Girls were originally [[PayEvilUntoEvil going to let Twiggy]] ''[[PayEvilUntoEvil eat]]'' [[PayEvilUntoEvil him.]])
* On ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', when Captain Hero and Spanky Ham are caught cheating in an Indian casino, the owners, after torturing them (spoofing the film "Casino") threaten that if the two ever return, they will "show them just how bad an Indian burn can be". They then perform a simple Indian burn in the air while laughing maniacally, while Hero and Spanky scream in fright.
** In another episode, when Pikachu knock-off/Japanese stereotype Ling-Ling refuses to give into an extortionist's demands, he threatens to send his accomplice over to Ling-Ling's house and have him walk around [[UsefulNotes/InsideShoes without taking off his shoes]].
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SushiPack,'' the leader of the Legion of Low Tide threatens one of his minions to break off a friendship with a member of the Pack under penalty of the worst punishment there is -- ridicule. The other members procede to tease her until she begs them to stop.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' episode "Operation U.N.C.O.O.L." had a part where Numbuh 2 asks one of the nerds what he's done with the other operatives- we then see those operatives strapped to a chair forced to watch a ''Series/DoctorWho''-like show called "Dr. Spacetime and The Continuums" with the nerds.
** This, along with the opening credits of the episode "Operation: A.M.I.S.H.", seems to imply that the creators don't really like the show.
** In "Operation: B.R.E.A.K.-U.P.", Numbah Four's mother tells him that if he breaks one more vase, she will send him to a place even worse than military school: ''ballet academy''.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' feature-length ''Film/WakkosWish'', the Warner kids are sent through The Cave of Your Worst Nightmares, which contains horrors they endured in episodes of the TV show: "Baloney" the Dinosaur, a filthy gas station bathroom, and JerryLewis [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed look-alike]] Mr. Director.
''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In the episode where they end up in [[strike:Hell]] [[GoshDangItToHeck Hades]], "The Former Life of Brian," Dylan, Brian's human son [[MST3KMantra who is older than Brian]], makes Meg watch the Devil prepares to throw them in a room containing "unspeakable torment": listening to "whiny {{protest song}}s from TheSixties" for all eternity. The Warners scream in terror and throw the Devil in the room.
* One torture session on ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'': While Buzz is going through a FakedRipVanWinkle, Zurg has his three comrades captive. Booster, TheBigGuy, is in a cell with bouncy walls
178 hours of Creator/MontyPython that all his strength can't break. X-R, the versatile robot, has his extendable limbs in shackles, extending them out as far as they will go, so he can't really do anything. And Mira, who can [[IntangibleMan phase through solid matter simply by concentrating]], is in a cell rigged to burst into a cacaphony of light and sound whenever she tries to use her powers. The perfect torture... except, well, Booster is having a ball bouncing around in his cage, and the shackles work better for X-R than any chiropractor could have. As for Mira? Well, okay, maybe it's a little annoying, but it's hardly ''torture''. Zurg starts yelling at the underlings who cooked up this cockamamie scheme.
* The Snorch on ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'' deals these out to students who break the rules
weren't funny or otherwise get on the bad side of The Gromble, including being forced to walk through a field of flowers or listen to {{opera}}.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''
memorable.
** Another
episode "Gettin' Twiggy With It", [[TheBully Mitch]] is allowed to take Twiggy, the class pet hamster, home, only to cruelly torture her; later, after an accident involving radioactive waste (after Mitch flushes her) causes Twiggy to grow to giant size, Mitch is punished at school by having to run in a giant hamster wheel ends with Twiggy chasing him. (A lenient punishment, seeing as the Girls were originally [[PayEvilUntoEvil going to let Twiggy]] ''[[PayEvilUntoEvil eat]]'' [[PayEvilUntoEvil him.]])
* On ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', when Captain Hero
Cleveland and Spanky Ham are caught cheating in an Indian casino, the owners, after torturing them (spoofing the film "Casino") threaten that if the two ever return, they will "show them just how bad an Indian burn can be". They then perform a simple Indian burn Quagmire tied up in the air while laughing maniacally, while Hero and Spanky scream in fright.
** In another episode, when Pikachu knock-off/Japanese stereotype Ling-Ling refuses to give into an extortionist's demands, he threatens to send his accomplice over to Ling-Ling's house and have him walk around [[UsefulNotes/InsideShoes without taking off his shoes]].
* In an episode
basement of ''WesternAnimation/SushiPack,'' the leader of the Legion of Low Tide threatens one of his minions to break off a friendship with a member of the Pack under penalty of the worst punishment there is -- ridicule. The other members procede to tease her until she begs them to stop.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' episode "Operation U.N.C.O.O.L." had a part where Numbuh 2 asks one of the nerds what he's done with the other operatives- we then see those operatives strapped to a chair
building, forced to watch the [=DirectTV=] Help Channel on a ''Series/DoctorWho''-like show called "Dr. Spacetime continuous loop.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Fantomcat}}'' whenever [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Vile]] screwed up, [[BadBoss Marmagora]] would feed him to her pet ManEatingPlant.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters'', the BigBad Prime Evil seemed to be ''very'' good at thinking up creative ways to punish his minions when they messed up. For example, in the FiveEpisodePilot, he sent the mummy Airhead
and The Continuums" with the nerds.
** This, along with the opening credits
Apparatia on one of the episode "Operation: A.M.I.S.H.", seems to imply that missions, but the creators don't really like the show.
** In "Operation: B.R.E.A.K.-U.P.", Numbah Four's mother tells
heroes beat them after filling Airhead with air until he exploded. So Prime Evil simply made Apparatia sew him that if he breaks one more vase, she will send him to a place even worse than military school: ''ballet academy''.back together. (Neither an easy or pleasant job, definitely.)



* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'', "Spyhog", Snively tortures Antoine by offending his refined tastes in food: using too much batter for a crepe suzette, and using margarine for escargot.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'' features the titular detective strapping his partner Cornfed into ''Film/AClockworkOrange''-type forced-viewing setup, and airing a slide show.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Amazon Women in the Mood" brings us "Death By [[OutWithABang Snu Snu]]".

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'', "Spyhog", Snively tortures Antoine by offending his refined tastes in food: using too much batter for a crepe suzette, and using margarine for escargot.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'' features the titular detective strapping his partner Cornfed into ''Film/AClockworkOrange''-type forced-viewing setup, and airing a slide show.
*
''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
**
The ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode "Amazon Women in the Mood" brings us "Death By [[OutWithABang Snu Snu]]".



* In ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', Don Carnage's favorite tool for torturing people was a clawed glove... ''which he would use to scratch a chalkboard''.
** This, in turn, is a reference to a scene in ''The Return of the Pink Panther''. The former Chief Inspector Dreyfuss straps his victim to a chair in... the schoolroom... stuffs cotton in his ears, and utilizes the aforementioned clawed gauntlet. In what is obviously an intentional audio gaffe, the victim of the torture is heard screaming but the sound of the claw on the chalkboard is not.
*** This eventually became a YourHeadASplode killing method in ''Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare.''
* In Disney's ''WesternAnimation/TheWild'' the antagonists are a herd of wildebeests... with near-flawless dance moves.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarePants'', Spongebob is dragged through a field of giant clams, cheese graters, and finally, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Educational Television!]]
** In another episode, Spongebob and Patrick have only one means of escaping the Flying Dutchman's dastardly clutches... they must run through the dreaded ''perfume department!'' Though admittedly they ''did'' get sprayed in the eyes a time or two. That's gotta sting.
** In another episode; [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Mr. Krabs being forcefully fed lima beans]], letting out a BigNo in the process.
** And in ''another'' episode; [[LaserGuidedKarma Mr. Krabs is made to watch Krabby Patties get sold for free]] for stealing his own secret ingredient all because he wanted to save $1.99.
** Sandy threatens [=SpongeBob=] with a drop of BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce to the tongue. That ''[[BigLippedAlligatorMoment talks]]''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DragonHunters'' episode 32, an old man is interrogated by ''threatening him with [[{{Spoiler}} book spoilers]]''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** When the Feds workers are trying to force information out of the boys in "Starvin' Marvin [[RecycledInSpace in Space]]" they do so by... having one worker rub his hand against a balloon to make a noise that is apparently hard on the ears. Cartman eventually cracks.
** Barbara Streisand's singing is so torturous to the boys it causes one of them to tell her where he hid a small artifact he took from Kyle. Guess which one it is.
** In "Cartman's Incredible Gift", Cartman is captured by the [[SerialKiller "left-hand killer"]] and forced to watch slides of vacation photos.
** Saddam Hussein [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad actually likes Hell]]. So how does {{Satan}} get rid of him? He asks God to let him into Heaven. The residents are so nice it's a FateWorseThanDeath for him.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In one "Treehouse of Horror" episode, when Homer sells his soul for a donut, the Devil (Flanders) agrees to Marge's insistence of a trial to determine who owns his soul, but he must remain in Hell until the trial begins. Homer's punishment while he waits is to be [[IronicHell forced to eat donuts without rest]]. He promptly eats and eats and his torturer remarks that nobody has ever lasted so long.
** In a ''very'' early (first season) episode, Ms. Krabapple punished Bart for acting out on the bus by making him sing in front of everyone. (Bart asked if he could choose the song, but she refused, saying it would be "John Henry Was a Steel Drivin' Man".) This turns out to be an {{Unishment}}, because Bart can actually sing it pretty well.
** Bart finishes a campfire horror story with the line "...and that's how much college is going to cost for Maggie." Homer's rightfully horrified.
** From the episode where Bart tries to steal a video game, does show that Homer's not very good at coming up with punishments himself:
--->"I've figured out the boy's punishment. First, he's grounded. No leaving the house, not even for school. Second, [[DeniedFoodAsPunishment no egg nog. In fact, no nog, period.]] And third, absolutely no stealing for three months."
** Most of Principal Skinner's Vietnam memories are legitimately horrifying, but one of them actually does fit this trope:
--->'''Skinner:''' I spent the next three years in a POW camp, forced to subsist on a thin stew of fish, vegetables, prawns, coconut milk, and four kinds of rice. I came close to ''madness'' trying to find it here in the States, but they just can't get the spices right.
** In "Take My Wife, Sleaze", the Hells Satans take offense at Homer using their name; so they barge into his house, and make him ''eat'' his biker jacket.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', "Early To Bet". The gamble-holic cat is subjected to a Wheel o' Punishment chock full of these sorts of things whenever he loses to the dog. "No! Not that! Not the Geshundteit!" Eventually, the dog refuses to play with him, because he's afraid the cat will get hurt.
** Before "Early To Bet" was "It's Hummer Time", where the punishments are just randomly meted out to the cat when it upsets the dog while trying to pursue a hummingbird. "No! NOT HAPPY BIRTHDAY!"
* In a ''MickeyMouseworks'' cartoon, Mickey and Minnie find themselves in a place called Topsy Turvy Town [[BizarroWorld where everyone does the opposite]]. They are arrested (long story) and put in prison, where they find that their "punishment" is rest and relaxation on a beach.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', Don Carnage's favorite tool for torturing people was a clawed glove... ''which he would use to scratch a chalkboard''.
** This, in turn, is a reference to a scene in ''The Return of the Pink Panther''. The former Chief Inspector Dreyfuss straps his victim to a chair in... the schoolroom... stuffs cotton in his ears, and utilizes the aforementioned clawed gauntlet. In what is obviously an intentional audio gaffe, the victim of the torture is heard screaming but the sound of the claw on the chalkboard is not.
***
This eventually became a YourHeadASplode killing method in ''Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare.''
* In Disney's ''WesternAnimation/TheWild''
precious gem from the antagonists are a herd of wildebeests... with near-flawless dance moves.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarePants'', Spongebob is dragged through a field of giant clams, cheese graters, and finally, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Educational Television!]]
** In another episode, Spongebob and Patrick have only one means of escaping the Flying Dutchman's dastardly clutches... they must run through the dreaded ''perfume department!'' Though admittedly they ''did'' get sprayed in the eyes a time or two. That's gotta sting.
** In another episode; [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Mr. Krabs being forcefully fed lima beans]], letting out a BigNo in the process.
** And in ''another'' episode; [[LaserGuidedKarma Mr. Krabs is made to watch Krabby Patties get sold for free]] for stealing his own secret ingredient all because he wanted to save $1.99.
** Sandy threatens [=SpongeBob=] with a drop of BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce to the tongue. That ''[[BigLippedAlligatorMoment talks]]''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DragonHunters''
first Aloysius Pig episode 32, an old man is interrogated by ''threatening him with [[{{Spoiler}} book spoilers]]''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** When the Feds workers are trying to force information out
of the boys ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'':
--> "You clean your room first, then maybe you can be
in "Starvin' Marvin [[RecycledInSpace in Space]]" they do so by... having one worker rub his hand against a balloon to make a noise that is apparently hard on the ears. Cartman eventually cracks.
** Barbara Streisand's singing is so torturous to the boys it causes one of them to tell her
charge. Bossing people around. I don't know where he hid a small artifact he took from Kyle. Guess which one it is.
** In "Cartman's Incredible Gift", Cartman is captured by the [[SerialKiller "left-hand killer"]] and forced to watch slides of vacation photos.
** Saddam Hussein [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad actually likes Hell]]. So how does {{Satan}}
you'd get rid of him? He asks God to let him into Heaven. The residents are so nice it's a FateWorseThanDeath for him.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In one "Treehouse of Horror" episode, when Homer sells his soul for a donut, the Devil (Flanders) agrees to Marge's insistence of a trial to determine who owns his soul, but he must remain in Hell until the trial begins. Homer's punishment while he waits is to be [[IronicHell forced to eat donuts without rest]]. He promptly eats and eats and his torturer remarks that nobody has ever lasted so long.
** In a ''very'' early (first season) episode, Ms. Krabapple punished Bart for acting out on the bus by making him sing in front of everyone. (Bart asked if he could choose the song, but she refused, saying it would be "John Henry Was a Steel Drivin' Man".) This turns out to be an {{Unishment}}, because Bart can actually sing it pretty well.
** Bart finishes a campfire horror story with the line "...and that's how much college is going to cost for Maggie." Homer's rightfully horrified.
** From the episode where Bart tries to steal a video game, does show that Homer's not very good at coming up with punishments himself:
--->"I've figured out the boy's punishment. First, he's grounded. No leaving the house, not even for school. Second, [[DeniedFoodAsPunishment no egg nog. In fact, no nog, period.]] And third, absolutely no stealing for three months."
** Most of Principal Skinner's Vietnam memories are legitimately horrifying, but one of them actually does fit this trope:
--->'''Skinner:''' I spent the next three years in a POW camp, forced to subsist on a thin stew of fish, vegetables, prawns, coconut milk, and four kinds of rice. I came close to ''madness'' trying to find it here in the States, but they just can't get the spices right.
** In "Take My Wife, Sleaze", the Hells Satans take offense at Homer using their name; so they barge into his house, and make him ''eat'' his biker jacket.
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', "Early To Bet". The gamble-holic cat is subjected to a Wheel o' Punishment chock full of these sorts of things whenever he loses to the dog. "No! Not that! Not the Geshundteit!" Eventually, the dog refuses to play with him, because he's afraid the cat will get hurt.
** Before "Early To Bet" was "It's Hummer Time", where the punishments are just randomly meted out to the cat when it upsets the dog while trying to pursue a hummingbird. "No! NOT HAPPY BIRTHDAY!"
* In a ''MickeyMouseworks'' cartoon, Mickey and Minnie find themselves in a place called Topsy Turvy Town [[BizarroWorld where everyone does the opposite]]. They are arrested (long story) and put in prison, where they find that their "punishment" is rest and relaxation on a beach.
that!"



* In ''WesternAnimation/FilmationsGhostbusters'', the BigBad Prime Evil seemed to be ''very'' good at thinking up creative ways to punish his minions when they messed up. For example, in the FiveEpisodePilot, he sent the mummy Airhead and Apparatia on one of the missions, but the heroes beat them after filling Airhead with air until he exploded. So Prime Evil simply made Apparatia sew him back together. (Neither an easy or pleasant job, definitely.)



* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', [[OurOgresAreHungrier Toadwart]] warns Tummi that if he doesn't do what he says, he'll resort to the deluxe torture plan.
-->'''Toadwart:''' Your be forced to listen to a medley of popular folk tunes sung by [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Gad and Zook.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': in the episode "In Country... Club", Roger wants the code to the Pay-per-view channel. When Stan won't give it to him, Roger kidnaps Stan during a UsefulNotes/VietnamWar reenactment and tortures him by reading the first draft of the ''Film/SexAndTheCity'' film. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking This was after]] he had already subjected him to a genuinely brutal beatdown.
* In one rather memorable episode of ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheSuperFriends'', the Legion of Doom stole a powerful matter transmuting device, but in the process, most of them abandoned Cheetah, Sinestro, and Black Manta in order to escape with it, leaving them to be captured by the heroes. As you might expect, those three were ''very angry'' at their teammates when they escaped, and decided to teach them a lesson by commandeering the device and using it to play billiards, with ''them'' as the balls.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', Megavolt tried to think up some way to torture his prisoners, one of them was "Make them watch Game Shows".
** One of [[VillainousHarlequin Quackerjack's]] sinister toys is the Mr. History doll, who just sprouts random historic facts with the intention of boring you to death.
-->'''Quackerjack:''' Get ready for the IndustrialRevolution!
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': In the episode "The Old Switcharooms" Dexter's father makes him and Dee Dee stay in each other's rooms as punishment for running into him (causing his bowling trophy to break). Later Dad confines Dexter to the doghouse, leaving him to worry about the fate of his lab.
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'':
** In "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E56DuckmanOfAquatraz Duckman of Aquatraz]]", when Glomgold gets caught framing Scrooge, the judge orders him to always keep a portrait of the world's richest duck in his house. Thus, [[AlwaysSecondBest Glomgold]] has to put up with [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Scrooge]] grinning down at him constantly.
** Scrooge once recounted how a police officer was sentenced to 30 days wearing skirts for arresting him for wearing a skirt simply because he was wearing a kilt. (Scrooge lucked out: the judge was also a guy who wore a kilt; he wasn't amused.)
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In the episode "The Former Life of Brian," Dylan, Brian's human son [[MST3KMantra who is older than Brian]], makes Meg watch the 178 hours of Creator/MontyPython that weren't funny or memorable.
** Another episode ends with Cleveland and Quagmire tied up in the basement of a building, forced to watch the [=DirectTV=] Help Channel on a continuous loop.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Fantomcat}}'' whenever [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Vile]] screwed up, [[BadBoss Marmagora]] would feed him to her pet ManEatingPlant.
* This precious gem from the first Aloysius Pig episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'':
--> "You clean your room first, then maybe you can be in charge. Bossing people around. I don't know where you'd get that!"

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', [[OurOgresAreHungrier Toadwart]] warns Tummi that if he ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'', "A Room With a Moose." Zim cackles over his latest diabolical plan, which will force Dib and his classmates into a pocket dimension consisting of only a room... a room... with a moose! When Dib doesn't do what he says, he'll resort to see what's so horrible about that, the deluxe torture plan.
-->'''Toadwart:''' Your be forced to listen to a medley of popular folk tunes sung by [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Gad
camera focuses on the moose, chewing on some walnuts... and Zook.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
Dib screams in the terror. [[TakeOurWordForIt We never see why]].
** The
episode "In Country... Club", Roger wants the code "FBI Warning of Doom" features this [[FreezeFrameBonus blink-and-you'll-miss-it explanation]] of what happens to the Pay-per-view channel. When Stan won't give it to him, Roger kidnaps Stan during a UsefulNotes/VietnamWar reenactment and tortures him by reading the first draft of the ''Film/SexAndTheCity'' film. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking This was after]] he had already subjected him to a genuinely brutal beatdown.
* In one rather memorable episode of ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheSuperFriends'', the Legion of Doom stole a powerful matter transmuting device, but in the process, most of them abandoned Cheetah, Sinestro, and Black Manta in order to escape with it, leaving them to be captured by the heroes. As you might expect,
those three were ''very angry'' at their teammates when they escaped, who perform copyright infringement: "They will hunt you down like the dirty monkey you are and decided to teach them a lesson by commandeering the device and using it to play billiards, with ''them'' as the balls.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'', Megavolt tried to think up some way to torture his prisoners, one of them was "Make them watch Game Shows".
** One of [[VillainousHarlequin Quackerjack's]] sinister toys is the Mr. History doll, who just sprouts random historic facts with the intention of boring
force you to death.
-->'''Quackerjack:''' Get ready for
wear a moose skin and ride a greased piggy while singing folk tunes. They're forcing me to ride the IndustrialRevolution!
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': In the episode "The Old Switcharooms" Dexter's father makes him and Dee Dee stay in each other's rooms
piggy as punishment for running into him (causing his bowling trophy to break). Later Dad confines Dexter to the doghouse, leaving him to worry about the fate of his lab.
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'':
** In "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E56DuckmanOfAquatraz Duckman of Aquatraz]]", when Glomgold gets caught framing Scrooge, the judge orders him to always keep a portrait of the world's richest duck in his house. Thus, [[AlwaysSecondBest Glomgold]] has to put up with [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Scrooge]] grinning down at him constantly.
** Scrooge once recounted how a police officer was sentenced to 30 days wearing skirts for arresting him for wearing a skirt simply because he was wearing a kilt. (Scrooge lucked out: the judge was also a guy who wore a kilt; he wasn't amused.)
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In the episode "The Former Life of Brian," Dylan, Brian's human son [[MST3KMantra who
I write this. The Piggy is older than Brian]], makes Meg watch the 178 hours of Creator/MontyPython that weren't funny or memorable.
** Another episode ends with Cleveland and Quagmire tied up in the basement of a building, forced to watch the [=DirectTV=] Help Channel on a continuous loop.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Fantomcat}}'' whenever [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Vile]] screwed up, [[BadBoss Marmagora]] would feed him to her pet ManEatingPlant.
* This precious gem from the first Aloysius Pig episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'':
--> "You clean your room first, then maybe you can be in charge. Bossing people around. I don't know where you'd get that!"
Smelly!!"



* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', "Early To Bet". The gamble-holic cat is subjected to a Wheel o' Punishment chock full of these sorts of things whenever he loses to the dog. "No! Not that! Not the Geshundteit!" Eventually, the dog refuses to play with him, because he's afraid the cat will get hurt.
** Before "Early To Bet" was "It's Hummer Time", where the punishments are just randomly meted out to the cat when it upsets the dog while trying to pursue a hummingbird. "No! NOT HAPPY BIRTHDAY!"



* In a ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseworks'' cartoon, Mickey and Minnie find themselves in a place called Topsy Turvy Town [[BizarroWorld where everyone does the opposite]]. They are arrested (long story) and put in prison, where they find that their "punishment" is rest and relaxation on a beach.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "Gettin' Twiggy With It", [[TheBully Mitch]] is allowed to take Twiggy, the class pet hamster, home, only to cruelly torture her; later, after an accident involving radioactive waste (after Mitch flushes her) causes Twiggy to grow to giant size, Mitch is punished at school by having to run in a giant hamster wheel with Twiggy chasing him. (A lenient punishment, seeing as the Girls were originally [[PayEvilUntoEvil going to let Twiggy]] ''[[PayEvilUntoEvil eat]]'' [[PayEvilUntoEvil him.]])



*** According to TheOtherWiki they are de-aged into teenagers, and (because they aren't legal adults in the mortal world) are forced to attend high school and share a house with their "legal guardian" Uncle Quigley--despite [[OlderThanTheyLook actually being hundreds of years old.]]

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*** ** According to TheOtherWiki they are de-aged into teenagers, and (because they aren't legal adults in the mortal world) are forced to attend high school and share a house with their "legal guardian" Uncle Quigley--despite [[OlderThanTheyLook actually being hundreds of years old.]]]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** In one "Treehouse of Horror" episode, when Homer sells his soul for a donut, the Devil (Flanders) agrees to Marge's insistence of a trial to determine who owns his soul, but he must remain in Hell until the trial begins. Homer's punishment while he waits is to be [[IronicHell forced to eat donuts without rest]]. He promptly eats and eats and his torturer remarks that nobody has ever lasted so long.
** In a ''very'' early (first season) episode, Ms. Krabapple punished Bart for acting out on the bus by making him sing in front of everyone. (Bart asked if he could choose the song, but she refused, saying it would be "John Henry Was a Steel Drivin' Man".) This turns out to be an {{Unishment}}, because Bart can actually sing it pretty well.
** Bart finishes a campfire horror story with the line "...and that's how much college is going to cost for Maggie." Homer's rightfully horrified.
** From the episode where Bart tries to steal a video game, does show that Homer's not very good at coming up with punishments himself:
--->"I've figured out the boy's punishment. First, he's grounded. No leaving the house, not even for school. Second, [[DeniedFoodAsPunishment no egg nog. In fact, no nog, period.]] And third, absolutely no stealing for three months."
** Most of Principal Skinner's Vietnam memories are legitimately horrifying, but one of them actually does fit this trope:
--->'''Skinner:''' I spent the next three years in a POW camp, forced to subsist on a thin stew of fish, vegetables, prawns, coconut milk, and four kinds of rice. I came close to ''madness'' trying to find it here in the States, but they just can't get the spices right.
** In "Take My Wife, Sleaze", the Hells Satans take offense at Homer using their name; so they barge into his house, and make him ''eat'' his biker jacket.


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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'', "Spyhog", Snively tortures Antoine by offending his refined tastes in food: using too much batter for a crepe suzette, and using margarine for escargot.
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** When the Feds workers are trying to force information out of the boys in "Starvin' Marvin [[RecycledInSpace in Space]]" they do so by... having one worker rub his hand against a balloon to make a noise that is apparently hard on the ears. Cartman eventually cracks.
** Barbara Streisand's singing is so torturous to the boys it causes one of them to tell her where he hid a small artifact he took from Kyle. Guess which one it is.
** In "Cartman's Incredible Gift", Cartman is captured by the [[SerialKiller "left-hand killer"]] and forced to watch slides of vacation photos.
** Saddam Hussein [[BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad actually likes Hell]]. So how does {{Satan}} get rid of him? He asks God to let him into Heaven. The residents are so nice it's a FateWorseThanDeath for him.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarePants'', Spongebob is dragged through a field of giant clams, cheese graters, and finally, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Educational Television!]]
** In another episode, Spongebob and Patrick have only one means of escaping the Flying Dutchman's dastardly clutches... they must run through the dreaded ''perfume department!'' Though admittedly they ''did'' get sprayed in the eyes a time or two. That's gotta sting.
** In another episode; [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Mr. Krabs being forcefully fed lima beans]], letting out a BigNo in the process.
** And in ''another'' episode; [[LaserGuidedKarma Mr. Krabs is made to watch Krabby Patties get sold for free]] for stealing his own secret ingredient all because he wanted to save $1.99.
** Sandy threatens [=SpongeBob=] with a drop of BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce to the tongue. That ''[[BigLippedAlligatorMoment talks]]''.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SushiPack,'' the leader of the Legion of Low Tide threatens one of his minions to break off a friendship with a member of the Pack under penalty of the worst punishment there is -- ridicule. The other members procede to tease her until she begs them to stop.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'', Don Carnage's favorite tool for torturing people was a clawed glove... ''which he would use to scratch a chalkboard''.
** This, in turn, is a reference to a scene in ''The Return of the Pink Panther''. The former Chief Inspector Dreyfuss straps his victim to a chair in... the schoolroom... stuffs cotton in his ears, and utilizes the aforementioned clawed gauntlet. In what is obviously an intentional audio gaffe, the victim of the torture is heard screaming but the sound of the claw on the chalkboard is not.


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* In Disney's ''WesternAnimation/TheWild'' the antagonists are a herd of wildebeests... with near-flawless dance moves.


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* WesternAnimation/WoodyWoodpecker has an example: In the end of the short ''Ace in the Hole'' after Woody ejects himself and the general who is chasing him a plane, all but completely crippling the general of the military airport Woody was working for at the time from the fall, he is forced to tediously shave all of the hair off of a very, very long line of horses, one by one.
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheWorldOfDavidTheGnome'': In the wedding episode, the trolls try to crash said wedding, but the gnomes escape. One of the more dim-witted trolls, Pat, then falls into a pit trap and refuses to tell the gnomes who was behind the party-crashing. David then declares that Pat has decided to stay behind and get an education, to which the other gnomes agree and start listing off the subjects he'll learn, good manners included. Pat starts pleading for mercy and that he'd "rather die" after Lisa mentions he'll graduate with flying colors. After she says she'll teach him to wash with rose-scented soap, he's ready to talk.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' movie ''So the Drama'' we get a look at one of Drakken's proposed master plans. Which has one of his mooks subjected to a set that looks an awful lot like the "It's a Small World" ride. He decides it's too much.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', when a thief is arrested for trying to steal Hank's car, the very creative judge sentences the thief to three months of ''living'' in a car. (The judge tells him that if he sends him to jail, they'll just teach him how to be a better car thief. Hank actually admires the judge for having common sense.)



* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': In the episode "The Old Switcharooms" Dexter's father makes him and Dee Dee stay in each other's rooms as punishment for running into him (causing his bowling trophy to break). Later Dad confines Dexter to the doghouse, leaving him to worry about the fate of his lab.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Spunky is sent to the pound for not having his collar (after another, tougher dog took it off him). Rocko goes to rescue Spunky, and is mistaken for a dog. The other dogs in the pound tell Rocko about the conditions they are forced to endure, one of which is being subjected to repeats of a syrupy cartoon called "Mervin the Happy Cat". (one of the dogs even pleads, "Somebody neuter me!" as the show starts up again). This inspires Rocko to run for the position of dog catcher of O-town.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': In the episode "The Old Switcharooms" Dexter's father makes him and Dee Dee stay in each other's rooms as punishment for running into him (causing his bowling trophy to break). Later Dad confines Dexter ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', [[OurOgresAreHungrier Toadwart]] warns Tummi that if he doesn't do what he says, he'll resort to the doghouse, leaving him to worry about the fate of his lab.
* In ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Spunky is sent to the pound for not having his collar (after another, tougher dog took it off him). Rocko goes to rescue Spunky, and is mistaken for a dog. The other dogs in the pound tell Rocko about the conditions they are
deluxe torture plan.
-->'''Toadwart:''' Your be
forced to endure, one listen to a medley of which is being subjected to repeats of a syrupy cartoon called "Mervin the Happy Cat". (one of the dogs even pleads, "Somebody neuter me!" as the show starts up again). This inspires Rocko to run for the position of dog catcher of O-town.popular folk tunes sung by [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Gad and Zook.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In the episode "The Former Life of Brian," Dylan, Brian's human son [[MST3KMantra who is older than Brian]], makes Meg watch the 178 hours of Creator/MontyPython that weren't funny or memorable.
** Another episode ends with Cleveland and Quagmire tied up in the basement of a building, forced to watch the [=DirectTV=] Help Channel on a continuous loop.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' entitled "The Box", the character T.J. is forced to stand in a box painted on the ground. Everyone else is told to ignore him or be punished likewise. He goes Partially insane by the end of recess until he realizes it's just a line painted on the ground.
* One ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' episode featured the contestants being tortured in various off-kilter ways, including eating ice cream until you get brain freeze.

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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In the episode "The Former Life of Brian," Dylan, Brian's human son [[MST3KMantra who is older than Brian]], makes Meg watch the 178 hours of Creator/MontyPython that weren't funny or memorable.
** Another episode ends with Cleveland and Quagmire tied up in the basement of a building, forced to watch the [=DirectTV=] Help Channel on a continuous loop.
* In an one rather memorable episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' entitled "The Box", ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheSuperFriends'', the character T.J. is forced to stand Legion of Doom stole a powerful matter transmuting device, but in a box painted on the ground. Everyone else is told process, most of them abandoned Cheetah, Sinestro, and Black Manta in order to ignore him or escape with it, leaving them to be punished likewise. He goes Partially insane captured by the end of recess until he realizes it's just heroes. As you might expect, those three were ''very angry'' at their teammates when they escaped, and decided to teach them a line painted on lesson by commandeering the ground.
* One ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' episode featured
device and using it to play billiards, with ''them'' as the contestants being tortured in various off-kilter ways, including eating ice cream until you get brain freeze.balls.



* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'': In the episode "The Old Switcharooms" Dexter's father makes him and Dee Dee stay in each other's rooms as punishment for running into him (causing his bowling trophy to break). Later Dad confines Dexter to the doghouse, leaving him to worry about the fate of his lab.
* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'':
** In "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E56DuckmanOfAquatraz Duckman of Aquatraz]]", when Glomgold gets caught framing Scrooge, the judge orders him to always keep a portrait of the world's richest duck in his house. Thus, [[AlwaysSecondBest Glomgold]] has to put up with [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Scrooge]] grinning down at him constantly.
** Scrooge once recounted how a police officer was sentenced to 30 days wearing skirts for arresting him for wearing a skirt simply because he was wearing a kilt. (Scrooge lucked out: the judge was also a guy who wore a kilt; he wasn't amused.)
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In the episode "The Former Life of Brian," Dylan, Brian's human son [[MST3KMantra who is older than Brian]], makes Meg watch the 178 hours of Creator/MontyPython that weren't funny or memorable.
** Another episode ends with Cleveland and Quagmire tied up in the basement of a building, forced to watch the [=DirectTV=] Help Channel on a continuous loop.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Fantomcat}}'' whenever [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Vile]] screwed up, [[BadBoss Marmagora]] would feed him to her pet ManEatingPlant.
* This precious gem from the first Aloysius Pig episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'':
--> "You clean your room first, then maybe you can be in charge. Bossing people around. I don't know where you'd get that!"
* In the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' movie ''So the Drama'' we get a look at one of Drakken's proposed master plans. Which has one of his mooks subjected to a set that looks an awful lot like the "It's a Small World" ride. He decides it's too much.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', when a thief is arrested for trying to steal Hank's car, the very creative judge sentences the thief to three months of ''living'' in a car. (The judge tells him that if he sends him to jail, they'll just teach him how to be a better car thief. Hank actually admires the judge for having common sense.)



* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' Starscream punishes Knockout for his failure, by putting a huge scratch in his finish. It seems like this trope at first... [[FridgeHorror until you realize that Starscream has effectively mutilated Knockout's skin!]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', [[OurOgresAreHungrier Toadwart]] warns Tummi that if he doesn't do what he says, he'll resort to the deluxe torture plan.
-->'''Toadwart:''' Your be forced to listen to a medley of popular folk tunes sung by [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Gad and Zook.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', the inmates of Light Rock are subjected to [[TastesLikeDiabetes cute animals, happy music and nice environment]] non-stop until they reform. Only the Trix resisted more than a couple months (instead becoming more evil as revenge), but when the guards recaptured them they were ''terrified'' of returning there.
* In one rather memorable episode of ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheSuperFriends'', the Legion of Doom stole a powerful matter transmuting device, but in the process, most of them abandoned Cheetah, Sinestro, and Black Manta in order to escape with it, leaving them to be captured by the heroes. As you might expect, those three were ''very angry'' at their teammates when they escaped, and decided to teach them a lesson by commandeering the device and using it to play billiards, with ''them'' as the balls.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'', [[OurOgresAreHungrier Toadwart]] warns Tummi that if an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' entitled "The Box", the character T.J. is forced to stand in a box painted on the ground. Everyone else is told to ignore him or be punished likewise. He goes Partially insane by the end of recess until he doesn't realizes it's just a line painted on the ground.
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken.'' In a parody to ''Rambo'' two Asian men kidnap Rambo and
do what he says, a number of odd forms of torture on him, including reading ''Twilight'' to him, making him play ''ET: The Video Game'' and making him watch "Two Girls, One Cup."
* In a "Bullwinkle's Corner" segment of ''RockyAndBullwinkle'', Bullwinkle does the "Queen of Hearts" poem, where he's the king, Rocky is the queen, and Boris is the knave who steals the tarts Rocky made. They were turnip tarts, so when Boris promises
he'll resort to the deluxe steal no more, Bullwinkle says, "You don't get off that easy. You stole them, friend, you eat 'em!" With that, he shoves a turnip tart into Boris' mouth, and Boris looks sick.
** Boris and Natasha did this a lot too. In one episode, Natasha made Bullwinkle talk by having Boris tie him up and then eating a ''huge'' sundae in front of him. (It was
torture plan.
-->'''Toadwart:''' Your be
for Boris too, given his reaction.)
* In ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'', Spunky is sent to the pound for not having his collar (after another, tougher dog took it off him). Rocko goes to rescue Spunky, and is mistaken for a dog. The other dogs in the pound tell Rocko about the conditions they are
forced to listen to a medley endure, one of popular folk tunes sung by [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Gad and Zook.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', the inmates of Light Rock are
which is being subjected to [[TastesLikeDiabetes cute animals, happy music and nice environment]] non-stop until they reform. Only repeats of a syrupy cartoon called "Mervin the Trix resisted more than a couple months (instead becoming more evil as revenge), but when Happy Cat". (one of the guards recaptured them they were ''terrified'' dogs even pleads, "Somebody neuter me!" as the show starts up again). This inspires Rocko to run for the position of returning there.
dog catcher of O-town.
* In one rather memorable episode of ''WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheSuperFriends'', the Legion of Doom stole a powerful matter transmuting device, but ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries'', not only Salem is turned in the process, most of them abandoned Cheetah, Sinestro, and Black Manta in order to escape with it, leaving them to be captured by the heroes. As you might expect, those three were ''very angry'' at cat like usual but also Sabrina's aunts have their teammates when apparent age reduced to roughly 22-24 for gross magical misconduct. Somehow this is a dreadful punishment for witches.
*** According to TheOtherWiki
they escaped, are de-aged into teenagers, and decided to teach them a lesson by commandeering (because they aren't legal adults in the device mortal world) are forced to attend high school and using it to play billiards, share a house with ''them'' as the balls. their "legal guardian" Uncle Quigley--despite [[OlderThanTheyLook actually being hundreds of years old.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', "[[Recap/DuckTalesS1E56DuckmanOfAquatraz Duckman of Aquatraz]]", when Glomgold gets caught framing Scrooge, the judge orders him to always keep a portrait of the world's richest duck in his house. Thus, [[AlwaysSecondBest Glomgold]] has to put up with [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Scrooge]] grinning down at him constantly.
** Scrooge once recounted how a police officer was sentenced to 30 days wearing skirts for arresting him for wearing a skirt simply because he was wearing a kilt. (Scrooge lucked out: the judge was also a guy who wore a kilt; he wasn't amused.)
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}} '' the Trapster attacks a school play of Spider-Man, traps Flash Thompson who he thought was Spider-Man, then is subdued by the real Spider-Man and forced to listen to Flash's horrible singing till the police arrive.
* This precious gem from the first Aloysius Pig episode of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'':
--> "You clean your room first, then maybe you can be in charge. Bossing people around. I don't know where you'd get that!"



* In a "Bullwinkle's Corner" segment of ''RockyAndBullwinkle'', Bullwinkle does the "Queen of Hearts" poem, where he's the king, Rocky is the queen, and Boris is the knave who steals the tarts Rocky made. They were turnip tarts, so when Boris promises he'll steal no more, Bullwinkle says, "You don't get off that easy. You stole them, friend, you eat 'em!" With that, he shoves a turnip tart into Boris' mouth, and Boris looks sick.
** Boris and Natasha did this a lot too. In one episode, Natasha made Bullwinkle talk by having Boris tie him up and then eating a ''huge'' sundae in front of him. (It was torture for Boris too, given his reaction.)
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken.'' In a parody to ''Rambo'' two Asian men kidnap Rambo and do a number of odd forms of torture on him, including reading ''Twilight'' to him, making him play ''ET: The Video Game'' and making him watch "Two Girls, One Cup."
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Fantomcat}}'' whenever [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Vile]] screwed up, [[BadBoss Marmagora]] would feed him to her pet ManEatingPlant.

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* In a "Bullwinkle's Corner" segment of ''RockyAndBullwinkle'', Bullwinkle does One ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' episode featured the "Queen of Hearts" poem, where he's the king, Rocky is the queen, and Boris is the knave who steals the tarts Rocky made. They were turnip tarts, so when Boris promises he'll steal no more, Bullwinkle says, "You don't get off that easy. You stole them, friend, you eat 'em!" With that, he shoves a turnip tart into Boris' mouth, and Boris looks sick.
** Boris and Natasha did this a lot too. In one episode, Natasha made Bullwinkle talk by having Boris tie him up and then
contestants being tortured in various off-kilter ways, including eating a ''huge'' sundae in front of him. (It was torture ice cream until you get brain freeze.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' Starscream punishes Knockout
for Boris too, given his reaction.)
failure, by putting a huge scratch in his finish. It seems like this trope at first... [[FridgeHorror until you realize that Starscream has effectively mutilated Knockout's skin!]]
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken.In ''WesternAnimation/{{Ultimate Spider-Man}} '' In the Trapster attacks a parody to ''Rambo'' two Asian men kidnap Rambo and do a number of odd forms of torture on him, including reading ''Twilight'' to him, making him school play ''ET: The Video Game'' of Spider-Man, traps Flash Thompson who he thought was Spider-Man, then is subdued by the real Spider-Man and making him watch "Two Girls, One Cup."
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Fantomcat}}'' whenever [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Vile]] screwed up, [[BadBoss Marmagora]] would feed him
forced to her pet ManEatingPlant.listen to Flash's horrible singing till the police arrive.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', the inmates of Light Rock are subjected to [[TastesLikeDiabetes cute animals, happy music and nice environment]] non-stop until they reform. Only the Trix resisted more than a couple months (instead becoming more evil as revenge), but when the guards recaptured them they were ''terrified'' of returning there.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheWorldOfDavidTheGnome'': In the wedding episode, the trolls try to crash said wedding, but the gnomes escape. One of the more dim-witted trolls, Pat, then falls into a pit trap and refuses to tell the gnomes who was behind the party-crashing. David then declares that Pat has decided to stay behind and get an education, to which the other gnomes agree and start listing off the subjects he'll learn, good manners included. Pat starts pleading for mercy and that he'd "rather die" after Lisa mentions he'll graduate with flying colors. After she says she'll teach him to wash with rose-scented soap, he's ready to talk.
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* In ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', it turns out that S.H.I.E.L.D. is fond of passive-aggressively dealing with their less dangerous prisoners.
-->'''Quinn:''' I've been locked in a cell smaller than my shoe closet! I was forbidden from eating with a fork, which would be okay if I was fed anything other than ''meatloaf!''
* This occurred at the end of every "Judge Trudy" skit on ''Series/TheAmandaShow'', when Trudy would rule in favor of the child plaintiff and sentence the hapless adult defendant to something odd, which the bailiff would immediately carry out.
* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': When Diggle needs information from a captured mook, he has Felicity hack the man's finances and start donating his money to charity.
-->'''Felicity''': Oh, look at this, you have a bank account in the Caymen Islands. Wow, two million dollars, quite the little nest egg. But it looks like you just approved a wire transfer of $1 million to a charity here in Starling City. Very generous. What should I do with the rest?\\
'''Diggle''': Greenpeace!\\
'''Felicity''': Great cause! And they really appreciate the support.\\
'''Clinton''': Bitch!\\
'''Felicity''': Bitch with wifi. Hey Clinton, looks like your mom and dad have a really nice retirement portfolio too, but they, oh no, are just about to make some really bad investments.\\
'''Clinton''': Okay, just wait, just wait, stop. What do you want to know?



* Reese in ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' discovered that he was a natural chef. When he sabotages a cooking contest [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat he would've won easily with his natural skill]], his parents punish him by banning him from the kitchen for a month, and it works!
* Salem in ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' was a warlock who was turned into a cat by the Witch's Council as punishment for trying to TakeOverTheWorld.
** And in the [[WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries animated adaptation]] (as well as at least [[Comicbook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch one comic series]]), Sabrina's aunts have their apparent age reduced to roughly 22-24 for gross magical misconduct. Somehow this is a dreadful punishment for witches.
*** According to TheOtherWiki they are de-aged into teenagers, and (because they aren't legal adults in the mortal world) are forced to attend high school and share a house with their "legal guardian" Uncle Quigley--despite [[OlderThanTheyLook actually being hundreds of years old.]]
* The entire premise of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. The main characters are forced to watch crappy movies as part of an experiment; the villain is hoping to discover a film so bad it drives them insane, at which point he will turn it into a WeaponOfMassDestruction.
** Pearl Forrester gives the crew the especially hellishly god-awful film ''Film/{{Hobgoblins}}'' as a punishment for jumping on her rent-to-own sofas.
** Pearl came oh-so-close to succeeding with ''Film/InvasionOfTheNeptuneMen,'' which nearly drove Mike and the bots insane. Their spirits were lifted by a visit from Krankor.
** The original baddest of the bad, ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E24ManosTheHandsOfFate "Manos" The Hands of Fate]]'', a film so terrible that Dr. Forrester ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards apologized]]'' for showing it to them.
** Pearl at one point threatens Mike Nelson with "a John Agar film festival" as punishment for one of Mike and the 'bots transgressions, though the threat is not carried out.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''

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* Reese The 60s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' show had one of these every other episode when the Dynamic Dunderheads would be captured and put in ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' a Rube Goldbergesque deathtrap.
* One of the earliest sketches from ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' was one that featured Hugh Laurie enthusiastically showing the most boring holiday pictures you can think of and describing each one while Stephen Fry made sarcastic comments that appeared to be falling on deaf ears.
-->'''Laurie:''' And this is one of me on the toilet half an hour later. I used a self-timer for that one. Because the whole new Minolta range have got self-timers.\\
'''Fry:''' Self-timers? Oh, well, then I must leave at once.\\
'''Laurie:''' I
discovered that he was a natural chef. When he sabotages a cooking contest [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat he would've won easily with this marvelous little man in Hadia who developed film the traditional Cretan way. Nikos his natural skill]], his parents punish him by banning him from the kitchen for a month, and it works!
* Salem in ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' was a warlock who was turned into a cat by the Witch's Council as punishment for trying to TakeOverTheWorld.
** And in the [[WesternAnimation/SabrinaTheAnimatedSeries animated adaptation]] (as well as at least [[Comicbook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch one comic series]]), Sabrina's aunts
name was, or Costas. Could have their apparent age reduced to roughly 22-24 for gross magical misconduct. Somehow this been Andreas.\\
'''Fry:''' Oh, but I must find out. Which? Which was his name?\\
'''Laurie:''' This
is him on the toilet.\\
'''Fry:''' GO AWAY! ''(hugs himself and cries)''\\
'''Laurie:''' Right. Well, you touch my daughter again and it'll be
a dreadful punishment for witches.
*** According to TheOtherWiki they
slide show. You understand?\\
''(Fry nods weakly)''
* In ''[[Series/{{Blackadder}} Blackadder Goes Forth]]'', Edmund and Baldrick
are de-aged into teenagers, and (because they aren't legal adults in the mortal world) are forced to attend high school and share a house with their "legal guardian" Uncle Quigley--despite [[OlderThanTheyLook actually being hundreds of years old.]]
* The entire premise of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. The main characters are forced to watch crappy movies as part of an experiment; the villain is hoping to discover a film so bad it drives them insane, at which point he will turn it into a WeaponOfMassDestruction.
** Pearl Forrester gives the crew the especially hellishly god-awful film ''Film/{{Hobgoblins}}'' as a punishment for jumping on her rent-to-own sofas.
** Pearl came oh-so-close to succeeding with ''Film/InvasionOfTheNeptuneMen,'' which nearly drove Mike and the bots insane. Their spirits were lifted by a visit from Krankor.
** The original baddest of the bad, ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E24ManosTheHandsOfFate "Manos" The Hands of Fate]]'', a film so terrible that Dr. Forrester ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards apologized]]'' for showing it to them.
** Pearl
at one point threatens Mike Nelson with "a John Agar film festival" as punishment for one of Mike captured by the Germans and sentenced to a "fate worse than death". Since said fate apparently consists of spending the 'bots transgressions, though rest of the threat war at a German convent school teaching home economics, Blackadder is not carried out.
pretty miffed when [[UnwantedRescue he gets rescued]] and promptly sent back to the front.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''''Series/{{Castle}}''.
-->'''Rick Castle:''' There has to be a way to get it out of him. We could force him to watch Paris Hilton videos.\\
'''Kate Beckett:''' You want to be brought up on charges?
* ''Series/TheCosbyShow'': After Vanessa comes home drunk, her parents make her participate in the same drinking game again, even watching her younger sister have to take a shot. (What they don't tell her is that they're using tea.)
* ''Series/{{Danger 5}}''. Tucker is captured by Italian sailors and forced to drink [[NationalStereotypes endless cups of coffee]] (though they [[MustHaveCaffeine might just have been having a good time]]). In Season 2, Hitler torments our heroes by [[TrappedInTVLand imprisoning them in a sitcom]] starring himself: ''Hitler's Haus''.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':



* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow''
** You know what happened to the last guy who played a game of "I'm not touching the Devil"? He wound up ''wiping a fly's mouth'' for all eternity.
** In another episode, Mimi blasted the Music/VanHalen song "Panama" over and over for several days to attempt to drive Drew out of his house.
* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'', there was one episode in which Joey forces Chandler to wear blue lipstick as punishment for lying to him. There was also an earlier episode where Joey makes Chandler stay in a wooden box for six hours as punishment for kissing Joey's girlfriend ([[RunningGag his reasons were threefold]]). In another episode, Rachel tells Ross to drink a glass of fat to make up for him insulting her (although she stops him when she sees that he was actually going to do it). Ross was harsh to Phoebe, who thought her dead mother's spirit was inside of a cat, so Rachel made Ross apologize to the cat. And yep, all of those [[ItMakesSenseInContext make sense in context]].
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'':
** Sue is upset with Will:
-->'''Sue''': I will go to the animal shelter and get you a kitty cat. I will let you fall in love with that kitty cat. And on some dark, cold night I will steal away into your home, and punch you in the face.
** Sue also punished her moles' failures by revoking their tanning privileges. [[SeriousBusiness It causes Santana to burst into tears.]]
** Everything Sue does, really...
** When Will has finally had enough of Sue he [[spoiler:gets her to fall in love with him, mends all the damaged caused by their rivalry, and then dumps he just because he can]].
* In the ''Series/HannahMontana'' episode "Ready, Set, Don't Drive", Miley gets arrested for driving with an invalid license. She got her license as Hannah Montana because she didn't want to wait two weeks for a retest. Why, you ask? She couldn't handle the embarrassment of showing up to [[AlphaBitch Amber's]] big party when Amber had her license and she didn't. Does Robbie Ray ground her? Passe! Take away her allowance? Old hat! Instead, he drives her to the big party, and announces over a bullhorn that Miley didn't get her license.
* On ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', Mohinder knows his [[YouKilledMyFather mortal nemesis]] Sylar has absorbed the power of super-hearing. His hearing is so keen he can hear other people's breathing and heartbeats, and in fact suffered terrible headaches from the noise. So when Mohinder goes to torture Sylar, what does he do? He strikes a ''tuning fork'' and [[LoudOfWar holds it up next to Sylar's ear in all of its shrill, discordant glory]] and lets Sylar scream for mercy.
* During an episode of ''Series/HomeImprovement'', [[DirectionlessDriver Tim gets himself and his wife lost while driving but stubbornly refuses to ask for directions]]. To make Tim change his mind, his wife threatens to get up each morning and cut out the sports section of the newspapers they get if he continues to refuse to stop and ask for directions. It works.
* ''Series/{{House}}'':
** When a girl comes in with neck pain in "Kids", instead of firing Chase for being Vogler's [[TheMole Mole]], House decides to be creative:
--->'''House''': You, sir, will research all the causes in the universe of neck pain.\\
'''Chase''': The list is, like, two miles long!\\
'''House''': Start with the letter A.
** When [[Film/OfficeSpace Ron Livingston's]] [[SamaritanSyndrome global altruist]] character in "TB or not TB" orders a press conference on the unfairness of Africa's lack of Western medical care, House breaks into his hospital room and increases the heat, turns off the TV, knocks his supplies on the floor and ''flushes his cell phone down the toilet'' to simulate the third world environment he "obviously wants".
* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': After Harm and Mic get into a fight that inadvertently breaks Bud's jaw (he stepped in between their simultaneous punches), Admiral Chegwidden offers them "non-judicial punishment". He takes them to an empty building, opens the door, and tells them they are not to leave until they inflict damage and pain [[LetsYouAndHimFight on each other]] equal to what they inflicted on Bud. The next day in court, they both look like they went 10 rounds with the heavyweight champ.
* In ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'', [[{{Tsundere}} Natsumi]] will respond to anything [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Tsukasa]] does to annoy her - and I mean ''[[DisproportionateRetribution anything]]'' - by hitting him with the Laughing Pressure Point, a thumb-jab to the neck that causes him to laugh uncontrollably for the next several minutes. She even hit Tetsuya with it in one episode where she couldn't use it on Tsukasa.
* On episode of ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'', [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Matt]] pretends to have an ImaginaryFriend [[ItMakesSenseInContext so his parents would buy him what ever he wanted]]. They punish him by making him wash a number of imaginary animals while the rest of the family watches.
* Reese in ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'' discovered that he was a natural chef. When he sabotages a cooking contest [[DickDastardlyStopsToCheat he would've won easily with his natural skill]], his parents punish him by banning him from the kitchen for a month, and it works!
* "Damn Bundys" from ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': When Al goes to hell because of a pact he made with Satan, the latter condemns Al to eat "Weenie Tots" (Which Al loves) for the rest of forever because they will force Al to spend eternity in the bathroom (and we all know how bad this is for Al). When Satan notices that this has not had the effect he wanted, he proclaims, "For the rest of eternity you'll never see your family again", causing Al to fall on his knees saying "This is heaven." However, Satan finally manages to come up with a Cool and Unusual Punishment: For Al to continue his normal life forever.
** He also inflicts some Cool and Unusual Punishments on the rest of his family as well. Bud ends up with claws, which results in him constantly popping his blow-up sex dolls. Kelly is turned into a gargoyle, which scares off would-be dates. Peggy's hands are turned into hooves, which means she can't operate the TV Remote. And Marcy and Jefferson are forced to come over every day and be subjected to Al's insults.
* Some of the bad guys in ''Series/{{Medium}}'' ended up being punished this way, especially [[spoiler: Jeremy and his girlfriend]] from ''An Everlasting Love'', [[spoiler: stuck together as ghosts ''for all eternity'', the lone thing that bound them together (kidnapping and killing young women) gone]] and the GoldDigger wife from ''Will The Real Fred Rovick Please Stand Up?'' who [[spoiler: ends up being conned out of her inheritance - for which she had murdered her 91-year-old husband - by the guy she used to corrupt one of the jurors]].
* Mel during one episode of ''Series/MelissaAndJoey'' tells her niece and nephew under her care: "Stay out of trouble, or I'll come to your school and kiss you at lunch."
* ''Series/ModernFamily'': Fail to accomplish what you're tasked to do, and Luke will punish you with his water gun. Better have some spare clothes with you if he's supervising your work.
* During the second to last episode of Season 2 of ''Series/TheMole'', three of the four contestants have to spend one night in a creepy room. One room is a glass box filled with cockroaches and harsh light, the second is a completely dark room with a python slithering around, and the last(and worst) is a completely normal room where the song "Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho plays over and over in different iterations(sometimes very slowly, sometimes speeded up, sometimes backwards, etc.)



* In one episode of ''TheWeirdAlShow'', a sadistic kid's show host threatens his sidekick with a "Pauly Shore marathon" if he doesn't win a coveted award. He doesn't win ([[DarkHorseVictory but nor does the other guy he's aiming to beat]]). The last shot of the episode is his sidekick, bound and gagged to a chair, as the host snarls, "Which do you want to see first? ''Encino Man'' or ''Jury Duty''?"
* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''
** Dr. Cox and Jordan punish the doctor responsible for Dr. Cox's failed vasectomy by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTXNSZ7M7VE strapping him to a chair]] while an a cappella group continuously sings the baritone part to the "Chili's Baby Back Ribs" {{Jingle}} over and over. The torture is so horrendous that thirty minutes into the singing, the doctor starts eating his own face.
--->'''Doctor:''' When do they say "ribs?"\\
'''Dr. Cox:''' Never. They never say "ribs."
** It seems Dr Cox is the distributor of cool and unusual punishments; at one point he made Keith check the countertop's heartbeat for two hours. JD then relates the story of Dr. Cox making him give every air conditioning duct in the hospital a papsmear. Dr. Cox also once made all his interns stand in a corner for saying "let's rock and roll." JD says it a few moments later, with predictable results (despite him being an Attending at the time.)
** A bizarre one: To get back at Elliot for dating Keith, JD in one of his {{yandere}} moments demands to be part of their sexual fantasies.
** [[CloudcuckooLander The]] [[AlmightyJanitor Janitor]] also gets a few of these because he hates JD. One episode has the Janitor paint stars and stripes on JD and hang him from a flagpole, telling him to "act like a flag" for a while. Another episode has him punishing JD for his pride by recruiting everyone in the hospital, including JD's [[WithFriendsLikeThese friends]], to pelt JD with balls.
* In ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'', Elgar once fouled up and let the Rangers get an important diskette; Astronema punished him by making him "play with Scrudley". (Exactly who "Scrudley" is isn't clear; presumably its a monster of some sort that's ''very'' rough with anyone who plays with it.)
* In ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'', a villain who wouldn't give up any information under threats, promises of a reduced sentence or even TheChick's hit single "''Me''" crumbled under the {{Cloudcuckoolander}}'s stream-of-consciousness rambling.
** Their was also a subversion in a different episode with Piggy. Gruumm had left Piggy in a disgusting filthy pit for half an hour to convince him to help him defeat the rangers. The subversion isn't that it was a punishment, both of them saw it as a taste of a [[TooKinkyToTorture reward]].



* One of the earliest sketches from ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' was one that featured Hugh Laurie enthusiastically showing the most boring holiday pictures you can think of and describing each one while Stephen Fry made sarcastic comments that appeared to be falling on deaf ears.
-->'''Laurie:''' And this is one of me on the toilet half an hour later. I used a self-timer for that one. Because the whole new Minolta range have got self-timers.\\
'''Fry:''' Self-timers? Oh, well, then I must leave at once.\\
'''Laurie:''' I discovered this marvelous little man in Hadia who developed film the traditional Cretan way. Nikos his name was, or Costas. Could have been Andreas.\\
'''Fry:''' Oh, but I must find out. Which? Which was his name?\\
'''Laurie:''' This is him on the toilet.\\
'''Fry:''' GO AWAY! ''(hugs himself and cries)''\\
'''Laurie:''' Right. Well, you touch my daughter again and it'll be a slide show. You understand?\\
''(Fry nods weakly)''
* "Damn Bundys" from ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': When Al goes to hell because of a pact he made with Satan, the latter condemns Al to eat "Weenie Tots" (Which Al loves) for the rest of forever because they will force Al to spend eternity in the bathroom (and we all know how bad this is for Al). When Satan notices that this has not had the effect he wanted, he proclaims, "For the rest of eternity you'll never see your family again", causing Al to fall on his knees saying "This is heaven." However, Satan finally manages to come up with a Cool and Unusual Punishment: For Al to continue his normal life forever.
** He also inflicts some Cool and Unusual Punishments on the rest of his family as well. Bud ends up with claws, which results in him constantly popping his blow-up sex dolls. Kelly is turned into a gargoyle, which scares off would-be dates. Peggy's hands are turned into hooves, which means she can't operate the TV Remote. And Marcy and Jefferson are forced to come over every day and be subjected to Al's insults.
* This occurred at the end of every "Judge Trudy" skit on ''Series/TheAmandaShow'', when Trudy would rule in favor of the child plaintiff and sentence the hapless adult defendant to something odd, which the bailiff would immediately carry out.
* ''Series/{{House}}'':
** When a girl comes in with neck pain in "Kids", instead of firing Chase for being Vogler's [[TheMole Mole]], House decides to be creative:
--->'''House''': You, sir, will research all the causes in the universe of neck pain.\\
'''Chase''': The list is, like, two miles long!\\
'''House''': Start with the letter A.
** When [[Film/OfficeSpace Ron Livingston's]] [[SamaritanSyndrome global altruist]] character in "TB or not TB" orders a press conference on the unfairness of Africa's lack of Western medical care, House breaks into his hospital room and increases the heat, turns off the TV, knocks his supplies on the floor and ''flushes his cell phone down the toilet'' to simulate the third world environment he "obviously wants".
* In ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', during the episode "Dancing With Angels" Max (who has been turned into a little girl) refuses to tell his parents where Alex, Harper and Justin have sneaked off to. His punishment? Being entered into a beauty pageant for 7-12 year-old girls.
* In ''Series/YesPrimeMinister'', Prime Minister Hacker manages to get a [[SmugSnake slimy Foreign Office]] [[TheMole Mole]], who has been meddling with his attempts to work with Israel in accordance with the Foreign Office's pro-Palestinian leanings, a cushy promotion as ambassador to an important friendly nation. Unfortunately, the embassy is in Tel Aviv...
* This is how Michael Kyle would usually punish his kids every time they get out of line in ''MyWifeAndKids''.
* In ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'', [[{{Tsundere}} Natsumi]] will respond to anything [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Tsukasa]] does to annoy her - and I mean ''[[DisproportionateRetribution anything]]'' - by hitting him with the Laughing Pressure Point, a thumb-jab to the neck that causes him to laugh uncontrollably for the next several minutes. She even hit Tetsuya with it in one episode where she couldn't use it on Tsukasa.
* ''Series/WillAndGrace''
** Karen throws a wild party and trashes Will's apartment. Her punishment? Will denies Karen her afternoon martini (a.k.a. "dessert")--and makes her look at Grace's endless honeymoon photos.
--->'''Karen:''' ''(to Will)'' I HATE YOU!\\
'''Grace:''' Roll one--my ''luggage!''
** In another episode, Karen and Jack are coming up with some type of revenge against the English Lorraine Finster for stealing Karen's husband. Jack's idea? Make her watch the American version of anything British.
* Some of the bad guys in ''Series/{{Medium}}'' ended up being punished this way, especially [[spoiler: Jeremy and his girlfriend]] from ''An Everlasting Love'', [[spoiler: stuck together as ghosts ''for all eternity'', the lone thing that bound them together (kidnapping and killing young women) gone]] and the GoldDigger wife from ''Will The Real Fred Rovick Please Stand Up?'' who [[spoiler: ends up being conned out of her inheritance - for which she had murdered her 91-year-old husband - by the guy she used to corrupt one of the jurors]].
* Parodied by the Series/MythBusters. One of the selected myths for the third viewer special was whether bamboo could grow through a person's body. The setup sequence in the blueprint room featured Adam pretending to be tied to a chair while Jamie said "I can keep singing all day".
* On ''Series/TheWestWing'', C.J. once accidentally arranged for a photo op wherein the president would pose with a goat. Leo was not happy.
--> '''Leo''': If he's wearing a hat, or that thing's wearing a Bartlet button -- I'm hiding snakes in your car.\\
'''C.J.''': Come on, don't say that, not even to joke!\\
'''Leo''': You're never gonna know where they are...\\
'''C.J.''': Leo!\\
'''Leo''': ...''or'' if you got 'em all out. Gonna lay their eggs right in your glove compartment.
* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow''
** You know what happened to the last guy who played a game of "I'm not touching the Devil"? He wound up ''wiping a fly's mouth'' for all eternity.
** In another episode, Mimi blasted the Music/VanHalen song "Panama" over and over for several days to attempt to drive Drew out of his house.
* On ''Series/TopGear'', when the presenters are making a long journey in second-hand cars (bought under a narrow budget according to certain criteria; e.g. two-wheel drive and not modified for off-roading), the producers send along an emergency backup car which is either 1. hateful to all three of them, 2. entirely inappropriate for the setting, or both. If a car breaks down and the presenter cannot get it going again, his punishment is to use the backup car for the rest of the journey.
** In the Botswana special, the backup was an old-model VW Beetle.
** In the Vietnam special, it was a motorbike painted in a bright and gaudy American flag livery and blasting Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA", with the radio controls disabled.
*** Ironically if you listen to the lyrics, "Born in the USA" is a protest song about a man who gets sent to Vietnam, loses his best friend, and can't find work after coming back home as a disgruntled veteran. If the Vietnamese understood the song, they might even like it. Unfortunately, most of them don't speak English.
** In a Season 13 episode involving a long drive in France and a race on Val Thorens's ice-driving track, it was a Morris Marina--a car which, inexplicably, usually winds up crushed under a piano whenever it appears on the show. The presenters blame a nearby piano moving service, Careless Airways.
*** Adding insult to injury, this was a rare instance where the backup car was required (as James's selection died.) Heaping a metric ton of insult to injury, it proved to be the car that won the challenge. (One guess what happened after they walked away from it at the ice-track finish line. They blamed Careless Airways' French affiliate.)
** The one where they went to America, although they had no idea it was going to be punishment. As a joke on the stereotypes of USA Southerners (which aren't true... right?) they paint some joke things on each other's car. Hammond's (painted by May) says "Man-love rules OK", Clarkson's (painted by Hammond) says "Country and western is rubbish", and May's (painted by Clarkson) says "Hillary for President". They laugh at how idiotic they feel, and stop at a petrol station to fill up. The owner is like 'Are you serious?' and they're like 'It's just a joke, we're sorry if you're offended'... and she subsequently calls her friends and they have a mob of people chasing after the 3 guys ''and the camera crew''. The rest we see of that is a mobile phone recording of them absolutely ''shitting'' themselves and trying to rub the words off their cars. Completely unexpected but a cool and unusual punishment for thinking that Southerners aren't like their stereotype.
** Subverted in the hunt for the "source of the Nile" when the backup car, a Ford Scorpio, failed to make it to the destination [[spoiler:because the men in white coats dropped it in a river the presenters had crossed in their self-made car ferry.]]
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': Sue is upset with Will:
-->'''Sue''': I will go to the animal shelter and get you a kitty cat. I will let you fall in love with that kitty cat. And on some dark, cold night I will steal away into your home, and punch you in the face.
** Sue also punished her moles' failures by revoking their tanning privileges. [[SeriousBusiness It causes Santana to burst into tears.]]
** Everything Sue does, really...
** When Will has finally had enough of Sue he [[spoiler:gets her to fall in love with him, mends all the damaged caused by their rivalry, and then dumps he just because he can]].
* ''Series/{{Castle}}''.
-->'''Rick Castle:''' There has to be a way to get it out of him. We could force him to watch Paris Hilton videos.\\
'''Kate Beckett:''' You want to be brought up on charges?
* In the ''[[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Suite Life On Deck]]'' episode "Model Behavior", Moseby punishes Zack, Marcus, and Woody for throwing a party without his authorization and encouraging a group of teen models to stay out past curfew by making them don snorkeling gear and fish the floaties they threw overboard out of the ocean.
* In the ''Series/HannahMontana'' episode "Ready, Set, Don't Drive", Miley gets arrested for driving with an invalid license. She got her license as Hannah Montana because she didn't want to wait two weeks for a retest. Why, you ask? She couldn't handle the embarrassment of showing up to [[AlphaBitch Amber's]] big party when Amber had her license and she didn't. Does Robbie Ray ground her? Passe! Take away her allowance? Old hat! Instead, he drives her to the big party, and announces over a bullhorn that Miley didn't get her license.
* ''Series/NightGallery'': a hippie finds he's gone to Hell. He's cool with it and can't wait to see the groovy fire and brimstone and demons...then is horrified to find his custom-made Hell is spending eternity with an old couple, watching their nonstop vacation slide show and listening to a mile-high stack of Lawrence Welk records. This set-up is also the old couple's custom-made Heaven.
* ''Series/{{Reba}}'' has Jake gripe to Cheyenne about having Kyra babysit him because he's stuck watching "The Wiggles" with his niece under Kyra's care. Kyra's response? "Keep complaining. I got Barney tapes here." And when Reba wrecked her son-in-law's car, he got her back for it by telling [[DropInCharacter their neighbor]] of Reba's temporary blind condition after Reba had an eye surgery, knowing fully well that said neighbor would rush to Reba's aid despite Reba's dislike of the neighbor.
* ''Series/PoliceCameraAction'' is not averse to this trope in the ReTool series presented by GethinJones since December 2008. All participants in the show learn the consequences of their driving misdemeanors in some shocking way. But ValuesDissonance comes into play here.
* During one episode of ''Series/YesDear'', Greg got threatened with one of these by his boss: "Warner, if you keep talking, you're going to come to work in a thong and a beefeater hat." That got Greg quiet.
* ''Series/ModernFamily'': Fail to accomplish what you're tasked to do, and Luke will punish you with his water gun. Better have some spare clothes with you if he's supervising your work.
* In ''[[Series/{{Blackadder}} Blackadder Goes Forth]]'', Edmund and Baldrick are at one point captured by the Germans and sentenced to a "fate worse than death". Since said fate apparently consists of spending the rest of the war at a German convent school teaching home economics, Blackadder is pretty miffed when [[UnwantedRescue he gets rescued]] and promptly sent back to the front.

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* One of the earliest sketches from ''Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie'' was one that featured Hugh Laurie enthusiastically showing the most boring holiday pictures you can think of and describing each one while Stephen Fry made sarcastic comments that appeared to be falling on deaf ears.
-->'''Laurie:''' And this is one of me
Parodied on the toilet half an hour later. I VHS cover synopsis for ''Film/AMuppetFamilyChristmas'': "Don't miss it or they'll send you a fruitcake!"
* A Cool and Unusual Punishment was
used a self-timer as the final punchline for a Season Four episode of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' (the episode guest-starring Creator/LizaMinnelli). When JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf and caught trying to "bump off" the Muppets, they're taken away. It's only after the credits, during their traditional "last laugh", that one. Because we see their fate: they're locked in the whole new Minolta range have got self-timers.theater box (complete with bars) and forced to watch the Muppet Show.
-->'''Statler:''' How long are we here for?\\
'''Waldorf:''' 20 years.
\\
'''Fry:''' Self-timers? Oh, well, then I must leave at once.\\
'''Laurie:''' I discovered this marvelous little man in Hadia who developed film
'''Statler:''' If I'd known that judge was giving us [[FateWorseThanDeath the traditional Cretan way. Nikos his name was, or Costas. Could Box]], I'd have been Andreas.\\
'''Fry:''' Oh, but I must find out. Which? Which was his name?\\
'''Laurie:''' This is him on
asked for [[ElectricTorture the toilet.\\
'''Fry:''' GO AWAY! ''(hugs himself and cries)''\\
'''Laurie:''' Right. Well, you touch my daughter again and it'll be a slide show. You understand?\\
''(Fry nods weakly)''
* "Damn Bundys" from ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': When Al goes to hell because of a pact he made with Satan, the latter condemns Al to eat "Weenie Tots" (Which Al loves) for the rest of forever because they will force Al to spend eternity in the bathroom (and we all know how bad this is for Al). When Satan notices that this has not had the effect he wanted, he proclaims, "For the rest of eternity you'll never see your family again", causing Al to fall on his knees saying "This is heaven." However, Satan finally manages to come up with a Cool and Unusual Punishment: For Al to continue his normal life forever.
** He also inflicts some Cool and Unusual Punishments on the rest of his family as well. Bud ends up with claws, which results in him constantly popping his blow-up sex dolls. Kelly is turned into a gargoyle, which scares off would-be dates. Peggy's hands are turned into hooves, which means she can't operate the TV Remote. And Marcy and Jefferson are forced to come over every day and be subjected to Al's insults.
* This occurred at the end of every "Judge Trudy" skit on ''Series/TheAmandaShow'', when Trudy would rule in favor of the child plaintiff and sentence the hapless adult defendant to something odd, which the bailiff would immediately carry out.
* ''Series/{{House}}'':
** When a girl comes in with neck pain in "Kids", instead of firing Chase for being Vogler's [[TheMole Mole]], House decides to be creative:
--->'''House''': You, sir, will research all the causes in the universe of neck pain.\\
'''Chase''': The list is, like, two miles long!\\
'''House''': Start with the letter A.
** When [[Film/OfficeSpace Ron Livingston's]] [[SamaritanSyndrome global altruist]] character in "TB or not TB" orders a press conference on the unfairness of Africa's lack of Western medical care, House breaks into his hospital room and increases the heat, turns off the TV, knocks his supplies on the floor and ''flushes his cell phone down the toilet'' to simulate the third world environment he "obviously wants".
* In ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', during the episode "Dancing With Angels" Max (who has been turned into a little girl) refuses to tell his parents where Alex, Harper and Justin have sneaked off to. His punishment? Being entered into a beauty pageant for 7-12 year-old girls.
* In ''Series/YesPrimeMinister'', Prime Minister Hacker manages to get a [[SmugSnake slimy Foreign Office]] [[TheMole Mole]], who has been meddling with his attempts to work with Israel in accordance with the Foreign Office's pro-Palestinian leanings, a cushy promotion as ambassador to an important friendly nation. Unfortunately, the embassy is in Tel Aviv...
* This is how Michael Kyle would usually punish his kids every time they get out of line in ''MyWifeAndKids''.
* In ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'', [[{{Tsundere}} Natsumi]] will respond to anything [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Tsukasa]] does to annoy her - and I mean ''[[DisproportionateRetribution anything]]'' - by hitting him with the Laughing Pressure Point, a thumb-jab to the neck that causes him to laugh uncontrollably for the next several minutes. She even hit Tetsuya with it in one episode where she couldn't use it on Tsukasa.
* ''Series/WillAndGrace''
** Karen throws a wild party and trashes Will's apartment. Her punishment? Will denies Karen her afternoon martini (a.k.a. "dessert")--and makes her look at Grace's endless honeymoon photos.
--->'''Karen:''' ''(to Will)'' I HATE YOU!\\
'''Grace:''' Roll one--my ''luggage!''
** In another episode, Karen and Jack are coming up with some type of revenge against the English Lorraine Finster for stealing Karen's husband. Jack's idea? Make her watch the American version of anything British.
* Some of the bad guys in ''Series/{{Medium}}'' ended up being punished this way, especially [[spoiler: Jeremy and his girlfriend]] from ''An Everlasting Love'', [[spoiler: stuck together as ghosts ''for all eternity'', the lone thing that bound them together (kidnapping and killing young women) gone]] and the GoldDigger wife from ''Will The Real Fred Rovick Please Stand Up?'' who [[spoiler: ends up being conned out of her inheritance - for which she had murdered her 91-year-old husband - by the guy she used to corrupt one of the jurors]].
* Parodied by the Series/MythBusters. One of the selected myths for the third viewer special was whether bamboo could grow through a person's body. The setup sequence in the blueprint room featured Adam pretending to be tied to a chair while Jamie said "I can keep singing all day".
* On ''Series/TheWestWing'', C.J. once accidentally arranged for a photo op wherein the president would pose with a goat. Leo was not happy.
--> '''Leo''': If he's wearing a hat, or that thing's wearing a Bartlet button -- I'm hiding snakes in your car.\\
'''C.J.''': Come on, don't say that, not even to joke!\\
'''Leo''': You're never gonna know where they are...\\
'''C.J.''': Leo!\\
'''Leo''': ...''or'' if you got 'em all out. Gonna lay their eggs right in your glove compartment.
* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow''
** You know what happened to the last guy who played a game of "I'm not touching the Devil"? He wound up ''wiping a fly's mouth'' for all eternity.
** In another episode, Mimi blasted the Music/VanHalen song "Panama" over and over for several days to attempt to drive Drew out of his house.
* On ''Series/TopGear'', when the presenters are making a long journey in second-hand cars (bought under a narrow budget according to certain criteria; e.g. two-wheel drive and not modified for off-roading), the producers send along an emergency backup car which is either 1. hateful to all three of them, 2. entirely inappropriate for the setting, or both. If a car breaks down and the presenter cannot get it going again, his punishment is to use the backup car for the rest of the journey.
** In the Botswana special, the backup was an old-model VW Beetle.
** In the Vietnam special, it was a motorbike painted in a bright and gaudy American flag livery and blasting Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA", with the radio controls disabled.
*** Ironically if you listen to the lyrics, "Born in the USA" is a protest song about a man who gets sent to Vietnam, loses his best friend, and can't find work after coming back home as a disgruntled veteran. If the Vietnamese understood the song, they might even like it. Unfortunately, most of them don't speak English.
** In a Season 13 episode involving a long drive in France and a race on Val Thorens's ice-driving track, it was a Morris Marina--a car which, inexplicably, usually winds up crushed under a piano whenever it appears on the show. The presenters blame a nearby piano moving service, Careless Airways.
*** Adding insult to injury, this was a rare instance where the backup car was required (as James's selection died.) Heaping a metric ton of insult to injury, it proved to be the car that won the challenge. (One guess what happened after they walked away from it at the ice-track finish line. They blamed Careless Airways' French affiliate.)
** The one where they went to America, although they had no idea it was going to be punishment. As a joke on the stereotypes of USA Southerners (which aren't true... right?) they paint some joke things on each other's car. Hammond's (painted by May) says "Man-love rules OK", Clarkson's (painted by Hammond) says "Country and western is rubbish", and May's (painted by Clarkson) says "Hillary for President". They laugh at how idiotic they feel, and stop at a petrol station to fill up. The owner is like 'Are you serious?' and they're like 'It's just a joke, we're sorry if you're offended'... and she subsequently calls her friends and they have a mob of people chasing after the 3 guys ''and the camera crew''. The rest we see of that is a mobile phone recording of them absolutely ''shitting'' themselves and trying to rub the words off their cars. Completely unexpected but a cool and unusual punishment for thinking that Southerners aren't like their stereotype.
** Subverted in the hunt for the "source of the Nile" when the backup car, a Ford Scorpio, failed to make it to the destination [[spoiler:because the men in white coats dropped it in a river the presenters had crossed in their self-made car ferry.]]
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': Sue is upset with Will:
-->'''Sue''': I will go to the animal shelter and get you a kitty cat. I will let you fall in love with that kitty cat. And on some dark, cold night I will steal away into your home, and punch you in the face.
** Sue also punished her moles' failures by revoking their tanning privileges. [[SeriousBusiness It causes Santana to burst into tears.]]
** Everything Sue does, really...
** When Will has finally had enough of Sue he [[spoiler:gets her to fall in love with him, mends all the damaged caused by their rivalry, and then dumps he just because he can]].
* ''Series/{{Castle}}''.
-->'''Rick Castle:''' There has to be a way to get it out of him. We could force him to watch Paris Hilton videos.\\
'''Kate Beckett:''' You want to be brought up on charges?
* In the ''[[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Suite Life On Deck]]'' episode "Model Behavior", Moseby punishes Zack, Marcus, and Woody for throwing a party without his authorization and encouraging a group of teen models to stay out past curfew by making them don snorkeling gear and fish the floaties they threw overboard out of the ocean.
* In the ''Series/HannahMontana'' episode "Ready, Set, Don't Drive", Miley gets arrested for driving with an invalid license. She got her license as Hannah Montana because she didn't want to wait two weeks for a retest. Why, you ask? She couldn't handle the embarrassment of showing up to [[AlphaBitch Amber's]] big party when Amber had her license and she didn't. Does Robbie Ray ground her? Passe! Take away her allowance? Old hat! Instead, he drives her to the big party, and announces over a bullhorn that Miley didn't get her license.
* ''Series/NightGallery'': a hippie finds he's gone to Hell. He's cool with it and can't wait to see the groovy fire and brimstone and demons...then is horrified to find his custom-made Hell is spending eternity with an old couple, watching their nonstop vacation slide show and listening to a mile-high stack of Lawrence Welk records. This set-up is also the old couple's custom-made Heaven.
* ''Series/{{Reba}}'' has Jake gripe to Cheyenne about having Kyra babysit him because he's stuck watching "The Wiggles" with his niece under Kyra's care. Kyra's response? "Keep complaining. I got Barney tapes here." And when Reba wrecked her son-in-law's car, he got her back for it by telling [[DropInCharacter their neighbor]] of Reba's temporary blind condition after Reba had an eye surgery, knowing fully well that said neighbor would rush to Reba's aid despite Reba's dislike of the neighbor.
* ''Series/PoliceCameraAction'' is not averse to this trope in the ReTool series presented by GethinJones since December 2008. All participants in the show learn the consequences of their driving misdemeanors in some shocking way. But ValuesDissonance comes into play here.
* During one episode of ''Series/YesDear'', Greg got threatened with one of these by his boss: "Warner, if you keep talking, you're going to come to work in a thong and a beefeater hat." That got Greg quiet.
* ''Series/ModernFamily'': Fail to accomplish what you're tasked to do, and Luke will punish you with his water gun. Better have some spare clothes with you if he's supervising your work.
* In ''[[Series/{{Blackadder}} Blackadder Goes Forth]]'', Edmund and Baldrick are at one point captured by the Germans and sentenced to a "fate worse than death". Since said fate apparently consists of spending the rest of the war at a German convent school teaching home economics, Blackadder is pretty miffed when [[UnwantedRescue he gets rescued]] and promptly sent back to the front.
Chair]]!



* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': In "The Man Who Would Be King", it is shown that after Crowley took over Hell, he got rid of the agonizing torture and turned it from FireAndBrimstoneHell into a CelestialBureaucracy consisting of nothing but one long line that everyone is forced to wait in for eternity. According to Crowley, the traditional punishments, though they did the job on most people, were not so effective on masochists who proved TooKinkyToTorture. But waiting in line? ''No one'' likes ''that''.
-->'''Castiel:''' And what happens when they reach the front?\\
'''Crowley:''' Nothing. They go right back to the end again. That's efficiency.
* While not technically a punishment, a [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/The_Royale_%28episode%29 second season episode]] of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' had a 21st century astronaut that got accidentally abducted by aliens and when they couldn't return him home, made him a small reality where he could live out the rest of his days in the company of pseudo-humans based around a book as an attempt at apologizing for screwing him. Unfortunately, they based the reality off such a godawful book that the astronaut writes in his logbook "I hold no malice toward my benefactors. They could not possibly know the hell they have put me through, for it was such a badly written book, filled with endless cliché and shallow characters. I shall welcome death when it comes."
** Of course, this leads to the minor [[FridgeLogic logical problem]] of why the SufficientlyAdvancedAliens never noticed that the technology level described in the 1930's novel clearly wasn't the same as the 21st century spacecraft they were dealing with, not to mention that if they could understand the language written down in the paperback novel, why didn't they simply ''ask'' the astronaut what his home planet was like?
* ''Series/TheCosbyShow'': After Vanessa comes home drunk, her parents make her participate in the same drinking game again, even watching her younger sister have to take a shot. (What they don't tell her is that they're using tea.)
* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'', there was one episode in which Joey forces Chandler to wear blue lipstick as punishment for lying to him. There was also an earlier episode where Joey makes Chandler stay in a wooden box for six hours as punishment for kissing Joey's girlfriend ([[RunningGag his reasons were threefold]]). In another episode, Rachel tells Ross to drink a glass of fat to make up for him insulting her (although she stops him when she sees that he was actually going to do it). Ross was harsh to Phoebe, who thought her dead mother's spirit was inside of a cat, so Rachel made Ross apologize to the cat. And yep, all of those [[ItMakesSenseInContext make sense in context]].
* A lot of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' sketches feature some form of this, particularly "World's Worst". For example, in one "Hoedown", Colin claims he hates the Backstreet Boys so much that he punished them by making them wear copies of his loud Hawaiian shirt.
* On episode of ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'', [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Matt]] pretends to have an ImaginaryFriend [[ItMakesSenseInContext so his parents would buy him what ever he wanted]]. They punish him by making him wash a number of imaginary animals while the rest of the family watches.
* Mel during one episode of ''Series/MelissaAndJoey'' tells her niece and nephew under her care: "Stay out of trouble, or I'll come to your school and kiss you at lunch."
* During an episode of ''Series/HomeImprovement'', [[DirectionlessDriver Tim gets himself and his wife lost while driving but stubbornly refuses to ask for directions]]. To make Tim change his mind, his wife threatens to get up each morning and cut out the sports section of the newspapers they get if he continues to refuse to stop and ask for directions. It works.
* On ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', this was one of the ideas Jerry and George pitched to NBC for Jerry's sitcom pilot. After hitting Jerry's car, a man has no insurance or ability to pay for the damages, so a judge sentences him to be Jerry's butler. The network executives like this ridiculous premise much more than "a show about nothing."

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': In "The Man Who Would Be King", it This is shown that after Crowley took over Hell, he got rid how Michael Kyle would usually punish his kids every time they get out of the agonizing torture and turned it from FireAndBrimstoneHell into a CelestialBureaucracy consisting of nothing but one long line that everyone is in ''Series/MyWifeAndKids''.
* The entire premise of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''. The main characters are
forced to wait in watch crappy movies as part of an experiment; the villain is hoping to discover a film so bad it drives them insane, at which point he will turn it into a WeaponOfMassDestruction.
** Pearl Forrester gives the crew the especially hellishly god-awful film ''Film/{{Hobgoblins}}'' as a punishment
for eternity. According jumping on her rent-to-own sofas.
** Pearl came oh-so-close
to Crowley, succeeding with ''Film/InvasionOfTheNeptuneMen,'' which nearly drove Mike and the traditional punishments, bots insane. Their spirits were lifted by a visit from Krankor.
** The original baddest of the bad, ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E24ManosTheHandsOfFate "Manos" The Hands of Fate]]'', a film so terrible that Dr. Forrester ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards apologized]]'' for showing it to them.
** Pearl at one point threatens Mike Nelson with "a John Agar film festival" as punishment for one of Mike and the 'bots transgressions,
though they did the job on most people, were threat is not so effective on masochists who proved TooKinkyToTorture. But waiting in line? ''No one'' likes ''that''.
-->'''Castiel:''' And what happens when they reach
carried out.
* Parodied by
the front?\\
'''Crowley:''' Nothing. They go right back to
''Series/MythBusters''. One of the end again. That's efficiency.
* While not technically a punishment, a [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/The_Royale_%28episode%29 second season episode]] of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' had a 21st century astronaut that got accidentally abducted by aliens and when they couldn't return him home, made him a small reality where he
selected myths for the third viewer special was whether bamboo could live out the rest of his days grow through a person's body. The setup sequence in the company of pseudo-humans based around blueprint room featured Adam pretending to be tied to a book as an attempt at apologizing for screwing him. Unfortunately, they based the reality off such a godawful book that the astronaut writes in his logbook chair while Jamie said "I hold no malice toward my benefactors. They could not possibly know the hell they have put me through, can keep singing all day".
* On ''Series/TheNanny'', Maxwell grounds Brighton
for it was such a badly written book, filled with endless cliché and shallow characters. I shall welcome death when it comes."
** Of course, this leads
trying to sneak past Fran to go to the minor [[FridgeLogic logical problem]] of why the SufficientlyAdvancedAliens never noticed mall in New Jersey. He then says that the technology level described in the 1930's novel clearly wasn't the same as the 21st century spacecraft they were dealing with, not Brighton isn't allowed to mention that if they could understand the language written down in the paperback novel, why go to his play premiere, which Brighton didn't they simply ''ask'' want to go to anyway. Brighton is okay with that, until Fran convinces Maxwell to be "lenient" and let him go to the astronaut what play.
* ''Series/NightGallery'': a hippie finds he's gone to Hell. He's cool with it and can't wait to see the groovy fire and brimstone and demons...then is horrified to find
his home planet was like?
* ''Series/TheCosbyShow'': After Vanessa comes home drunk, her parents make her participate in the same drinking game again, even
custom-made Hell is spending eternity with an old couple, watching her younger sister have their nonstop vacation slide show and listening to take a shot. (What they don't tell her mile-high stack of Lawrence Welk records. This set-up is that they're using tea.also the old couple's custom-made Heaven.
* ''Series/PoliceCameraAction'' is not averse to this trope in the ReTool series presented by GethinJones since December 2008. All participants in the show learn the consequences of their driving misdemeanors in some shocking way. But ValuesDissonance comes into play here.
* In ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'', Elgar once fouled up and let the Rangers get an important diskette; Astronema punished him by making him "play with Scrudley". (Exactly who "Scrudley" is isn't clear; presumably its a monster of some sort that's ''very'' rough with anyone who plays with it.
)
* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'', there was one episode in which Joey forces Chandler to wear blue lipstick as punishment for lying to him. There ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'', a villain who wouldn't give up any information under threats, promises of a reduced sentence or even TheChick's hit single "''Me''" crumbled under the {{Cloudcuckoolander}}'s stream-of-consciousness rambling.
** Their
was also an earlier a subversion in a different episode where Joey makes Chandler stay with Piggy. Gruumm had left Piggy in a wooden box disgusting filthy pit for six hours half an hour to convince him to help him defeat the rangers. The subversion isn't that it was a punishment, both of them saw it as punishment for kissing Joey's girlfriend ([[RunningGag a taste of a [[TooKinkyToTorture reward]].
* ''Series/{{Reba}}'' has Jake gripe to Cheyenne about having Kyra babysit him because he's stuck watching "The Wiggles" with
his reasons were threefold]]). In another episode, Rachel tells Ross to drink a glass of fat to make up for him insulting her (although she stops him niece under Kyra's care. Kyra's response? "Keep complaining. I got Barney tapes here." And when she sees Reba wrecked her son-in-law's car, he got her back for it by telling [[DropInCharacter their neighbor]] of Reba's temporary blind condition after Reba had an eye surgery, knowing fully well that he was actually going to do it). Ross was harsh to Phoebe, who thought her dead mother's spirit was inside of a cat, so Rachel made Ross apologize to the cat. And yep, all of those [[ItMakesSenseInContext make sense in context]].
* A lot of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' sketches feature some form of this, particularly "World's Worst". For example, in one "Hoedown", Colin claims he hates the Backstreet Boys so much that he punished them by making them wear copies of his loud Hawaiian shirt.
* On episode of ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'', [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Matt]] pretends to have an ImaginaryFriend [[ItMakesSenseInContext so his parents
said neighbor would buy him what ever he wanted]]. They punish him by making him wash a number of imaginary animals while the rest rush to Reba's aid despite Reba's dislike of the family watches.
* Mel during one episode of ''Series/MelissaAndJoey'' tells her niece and nephew under her care: "Stay out of trouble, or I'll come to your school and kiss you at lunch."
* During an episode of ''Series/HomeImprovement'', [[DirectionlessDriver Tim gets himself and his wife lost while driving but stubbornly refuses to ask for directions]]. To make Tim change his mind, his wife threatens to get up each morning and cut out the sports section of the newspapers they get if he continues to refuse to stop and ask for directions. It works.
* On ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', this was one of the ideas Jerry and George pitched to NBC for Jerry's sitcom pilot. After hitting Jerry's car, a man has no insurance or ability to pay for the damages, so a judge sentences him to be Jerry's butler. The network executives like this ridiculous premise much more than "a show about nothing."
neighbor.



* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': After Harm and Mic get into a fight that inadvertently breaks Bud's jaw (he stepped in between their simultaneous punches), Admiral Chegwidden offers them "non-judicial punishment". He takes them to an empty building, opens the door, and tells them they are not to leave until they inflict damage and pain [[LetsYouAndHimFight on each other]] equal to what they inflicted on Bud. The next day in court, they both look like they went 10 rounds with the heavyweight champ.
* On ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', Mohinder knows his [[YouKilledMyFather mortal nemesis]] Sylar has absorbed the power of super-hearing. His hearing is so keen he can hear other people's breathing and heartbeats, and in fact suffered terrible headaches from the noise. So when Mohinder goes to torture Sylar, what does he do? He strikes a ''tuning fork'' and [[LoudOfWar holds it up next to Sylar's ear in all of its shrill, discordant glory]] and lets Sylar scream for mercy.
* Parodied on the VHS cover synopsis for ''Film/AMuppetFamilyChristmas'': "Don't miss it or they'll send you a fruitcake!"
* A Cool and Unusual Punishment was used as the final punchline for a Season Four episode of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' (the episode guest-starring Creator/LizaMinnelli). When JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf and caught trying to "bump off" the Muppets, they're taken away. It's only after the credits, during their traditional "last laugh", that we see their fate: they're locked in the theater box (complete with bars) and forced to watch the Muppet Show.
-->'''Statler:''' How long are we here for?\\
'''Waldorf:''' 20 years.\\
'''Statler:''' If I'd known that judge was giving us [[FateWorseThanDeath the Box]], I'd have asked for [[ElectricTorture the Chair]]!

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* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': After Harm and Mic get Salem in ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' was a warlock who was turned into a fight that inadvertently breaks Bud's jaw (he stepped in between their simultaneous punches), Admiral Chegwidden offers them "non-judicial punishment". He takes them to an empty building, opens cat by the door, and tells them they are not to leave until they inflict damage and pain [[LetsYouAndHimFight on each other]] equal to what they inflicted on Bud. The next day in court, they both look like they went 10 rounds with the heavyweight champ.
* On ''Series/{{Heroes}}'', Mohinder knows his [[YouKilledMyFather mortal nemesis]] Sylar has absorbed the power of super-hearing. His hearing is so keen he can hear other people's breathing and heartbeats, and in fact suffered terrible headaches from the noise. So when Mohinder goes to torture Sylar, what does he do? He strikes a ''tuning fork'' and [[LoudOfWar holds it up next to Sylar's ear in all of its shrill, discordant glory]] and lets Sylar scream
Witch's Council as punishment for mercy.
* Parodied on the VHS cover synopsis for ''Film/AMuppetFamilyChristmas'': "Don't miss it or they'll send you a fruitcake!"
* A Cool and Unusual Punishment was used as the final punchline for a Season Four episode of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' (the episode guest-starring Creator/LizaMinnelli). When JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf and caught
trying to "bump off" the Muppets, they're taken away. It's only after the credits, during their traditional "last laugh", that we see their fate: they're locked in the theater box (complete with bars) and forced to watch the Muppet Show.
-->'''Statler:''' How long are we here for?\\
'''Waldorf:''' 20 years.\\
'''Statler:''' If I'd known that judge was giving us [[FateWorseThanDeath the Box]], I'd have asked for [[ElectricTorture the Chair]]!
TakeOverTheWorld.



* During the second to last episode of Season 2 of ''Series/TheMole'', three of the four contestants have to spend one night in a creepy room. One room is a glass box filled with cockroaches and harsh light, the second is a completely dark room with a python slithering around, and the last(and worst) is a completely normal room where the song "Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho plays over and over in different iterations(sometimes very slowly, sometimes speeded up, sometimes backwards, etc.)
* On ''Series/TheNanny'', Maxwell grounds Brighton for trying to sneak past Fran to go to the mall in New Jersey. He then says that Brighton isn't allowed to go to his play premiere, which Brighton didn't want to go to anyway. Brighton is okay with that, until Fran convinces Maxwell to be "lenient" and let him go to the play.
* ''Series/{{Danger 5}}''. Tucker is captured by Italian sailors and forced to drink [[NationalStereotypes endless cups of coffee]] (though they [[MustHaveCaffeine might just have been having a good time]]). In Season 2, Hitler torments our heroes by [[TrappedInTVLand imprisoning them in a sitcom]] starring himself: ''Hitler's Haus''.
* In ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', it turns out that S.H.I.E.L.D. is fond of passive-aggressively dealing with their less dangerous prisoners.
-->'''Quinn:''' I've been locked in a cell smaller than my shoe closet! I was forbidden from eating with a fork, which would be okay if I was fed anything other than ''meatloaf!''
* The 60s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' show had one of these every other episode when the Dynamic Dunderheads would be captured and put in a Rube Goldbergesque deathtrap.

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* During ''Series/{{Scrubs}}''
** Dr. Cox and Jordan punish
the second doctor responsible for Dr. Cox's failed vasectomy by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTXNSZ7M7VE strapping him to last episode of Season 2 of ''Series/TheMole'', three of a chair]] while an a cappella group continuously sings the four contestants have baritone part to spend one night in a creepy room. One room is a glass box filled with cockroaches and harsh light, the second is a completely dark room with a python slithering around, and the last(and worst) is a completely normal room where the song "Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho plays "Chili's Baby Back Ribs" {{Jingle}} over and over over. The torture is so horrendous that thirty minutes into the singing, the doctor starts eating his own face.
--->'''Doctor:''' When do they say "ribs?"\\
'''Dr. Cox:''' Never. They never say "ribs."
** It seems Dr Cox is the distributor of cool and unusual punishments; at one point he made Keith check the countertop's heartbeat for two hours. JD then relates the story of Dr. Cox making him give every air conditioning duct
in different iterations(sometimes very slowly, sometimes speeded up, sometimes backwards, etc.the hospital a papsmear. Dr. Cox also once made all his interns stand in a corner for saying "let's rock and roll." JD says it a few moments later, with predictable results (despite him being an Attending at the time.)
* On ''Series/TheNanny'', Maxwell grounds Brighton ** A bizarre one: To get back at Elliot for trying to sneak past Fran to go to the mall dating Keith, JD in New Jersey. He then says that Brighton isn't allowed to go to one of his play premiere, which Brighton didn't want to go to anyway. Brighton is okay with that, until Fran convinces Maxwell {{yandere}} moments demands to be "lenient" and let him go to the play.
* ''Series/{{Danger 5}}''. Tucker is captured by Italian sailors and forced to drink [[NationalStereotypes endless cups
part of coffee]] (though they [[MustHaveCaffeine might just have been having a good time]]). In Season 2, Hitler torments our heroes by [[TrappedInTVLand imprisoning them in a sitcom]] starring himself: ''Hitler's Haus''.
* In ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', it turns out that S.H.I.E.L.D. is fond of passive-aggressively dealing with
their less dangerous prisoners.
-->'''Quinn:''' I've been locked in
sexual fantasies.
** [[CloudcuckooLander The]] [[AlmightyJanitor Janitor]] also gets
a cell smaller than my shoe closet! I was forbidden from eating with a fork, which would be okay if I was fed anything other than ''meatloaf!''
* The 60s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' show had one
few of these every other because he hates JD. One episode when has the Dynamic Dunderheads would be captured Janitor paint stars and put stripes on JD and hang him from a flagpole, telling him to "act like a flag" for a while. Another episode has him punishing JD for his pride by recruiting everyone in the hospital, including JD's [[WithFriendsLikeThese friends]], to pelt JD with balls.
* On ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', this was one of the ideas Jerry and George pitched to NBC for Jerry's sitcom pilot. After hitting Jerry's car,
a Rube Goldbergesque deathtrap.man has no insurance or ability to pay for the damages, so a judge sentences him to be Jerry's butler. The network executives like this ridiculous premise much more than "a show about nothing."



* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': When Diggle needs information from a captured mook, he has Felicity hack the man's finances and start donating his money to charity.
-->'''Felicity''': Oh, look at this, you have a bank account in the Caymen Islands. Wow, two million dollars, quite the little nest egg. But it looks like you just approved a wire transfer of $1 million to a charity here in Starling City. Very generous. What should I do with the rest?\\
'''Diggle''': Greenpeace!\\
'''Felicity''': Great cause! And they really appreciate the support.\\
'''Clinton''': Bitch!\\
'''Felicity''': Bitch with wifi. Hey Clinton, looks like your mom and dad have a really nice retirement portfolio too, but they, oh no, are just about to make some really bad investments.\\
'''Clinton''': Okay, just wait, just wait, stop. What do you want to know?

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': When Diggle needs information from While not technically a captured mook, punishment, a [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/The_Royale_%28episode%29 second season episode]] of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' had a 21st century astronaut that got accidentally abducted by aliens and when they couldn't return him home, made him a small reality where he has Felicity hack could live out the man's finances and start donating rest of his money to charity.
-->'''Felicity''': Oh, look at this, you have a bank account
days in the Caymen Islands. Wow, two million dollars, quite company of pseudo-humans based around a book as an attempt at apologizing for screwing him. Unfortunately, they based the little nest egg. reality off such a godawful book that the astronaut writes in his logbook "I hold no malice toward my benefactors. They could not possibly know the hell they have put me through, for it was such a badly written book, filled with endless cliché and shallow characters. I shall welcome death when it comes."
** Of course, this leads to the minor [[FridgeLogic logical problem]] of why the SufficientlyAdvancedAliens never noticed that the technology level described in the 1930's novel clearly wasn't the same as the 21st century spacecraft they were dealing with, not to mention that if they could understand the language written down in the paperback novel, why didn't they simply ''ask'' the astronaut what his home planet was like?
* In the ''[[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody Suite Life On Deck]]'' episode "Model Behavior", Moseby punishes Zack, Marcus, and Woody for throwing a party without his authorization and encouraging a group of teen models to stay out past curfew by making them don snorkeling gear and fish the floaties they threw overboard out of the ocean.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': In "The Man Who Would Be King", it is shown that after Crowley took over Hell, he got rid of the agonizing torture and turned it from FireAndBrimstoneHell into a CelestialBureaucracy consisting of nothing but one long line that everyone is forced to wait in for eternity. According to Crowley, the traditional punishments, though they did the job on most people, were not so effective on masochists who proved TooKinkyToTorture.
But waiting in line? ''No one'' likes ''that''.
-->'''Castiel:''' And what happens when they reach the front?\\
'''Crowley:''' Nothing. They go right back to the end again. That's efficiency.
* On ''Series/TopGear'', when the presenters are making a long journey in second-hand cars (bought under a narrow budget according to certain criteria; e.g. two-wheel drive and not modified for off-roading), the producers send along an emergency backup car which is either 1. hateful to all three of them, 2. entirely inappropriate for the setting, or both. If a car breaks down and the presenter cannot get
it looks like you just approved a wire transfer going again, his punishment is to use the backup car for the rest of $1 million to the journey.
** In the Botswana special, the backup was an old-model VW Beetle.
** In the Vietnam special, it was
a charity here motorbike painted in Starling City. Very generous. What should I do a bright and gaudy American flag livery and blasting Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA", with the rest?\\
'''Diggle''': Greenpeace!\\
'''Felicity''': Great cause! And
radio controls disabled.
*** Ironically if you listen to the lyrics, "Born in the USA" is a protest song about a man who gets sent to Vietnam, loses his best friend, and can't find work after coming back home as a disgruntled veteran. If the Vietnamese understood the song,
they really appreciate might even like it. Unfortunately, most of them don't speak English.
** In a Season 13 episode involving a long drive in France and a race on Val Thorens's ice-driving track, it was a Morris Marina--a car which, inexplicably, usually winds up crushed under a piano whenever it appears on
the support.show. The presenters blame a nearby piano moving service, Careless Airways.
*** Adding insult to injury, this was a rare instance where the backup car was required (as James's selection died.) Heaping a metric ton of insult to injury, it proved to be the car that won the challenge. (One guess what happened after they walked away from it at the ice-track finish line. They blamed Careless Airways' French affiliate.)
** The one where they went to America, although they had no idea it was going to be punishment. As a joke on the stereotypes of USA Southerners (which aren't true... right?) they paint some joke things on each other's car. Hammond's (painted by May) says "Man-love rules OK", Clarkson's (painted by Hammond) says "Country and western is rubbish", and May's (painted by Clarkson) says "Hillary for President". They laugh at how idiotic they feel, and stop at a petrol station to fill up. The owner is like 'Are you serious?' and they're like 'It's just a joke, we're sorry if you're offended'... and she subsequently calls her friends and they have a mob of people chasing after the 3 guys ''and the camera crew''. The rest we see of that is a mobile phone recording of them absolutely ''shitting'' themselves and trying to rub the words off their cars. Completely unexpected but a cool and unusual punishment for thinking that Southerners aren't like their stereotype.
** Subverted in the hunt for the "source of the Nile" when the backup car, a Ford Scorpio, failed to make it to the destination [[spoiler:because the men in white coats dropped it in a river the presenters had crossed in their self-made car ferry.]]
* In one episode of ''Series/TheWeirdAlShow'', a sadistic kid's show host threatens his sidekick with a "Pauly Shore marathon" if he doesn't win a coveted award. He doesn't win ([[DarkHorseVictory but nor does the other guy he's aiming to beat]]). The last shot of the episode is his sidekick, bound and gagged to a chair, as the host snarls, "Which do you want to see first? ''Encino Man'' or ''Jury Duty''?"
* On ''Series/TheWestWing'', C.J. once accidentally arranged for a photo op wherein the president would pose with a goat. Leo was not happy.
--> '''Leo''': If he's wearing a hat, or that thing's wearing a Bartlet button -- I'm hiding snakes in your car.
\\
'''Clinton''': Bitch!\\
'''Felicity''': Bitch with wifi. Hey Clinton, looks like your mom and dad have a really nice retirement portfolio too, but they, oh no, are just about
'''C.J.''': Come on, don't say that, not even to make some really bad investments.joke!\\
'''Leo''': You're never gonna know where they are...
\\
'''Clinton''': Okay, just wait, just wait, stop. What do '''C.J.''': Leo!\\
'''Leo''': ...''or'' if
you want got 'em all out. Gonna lay their eggs right in your glove compartment.
* ''Series/WillAndGrace''
** Karen throws a wild party and trashes Will's apartment. Her punishment? Will denies Karen her afternoon martini (a.k.a. "dessert")--and makes her look at Grace's endless honeymoon photos.
--->'''Karen:''' ''(to Will)'' I HATE YOU!\\
'''Grace:''' Roll one--my ''luggage!''
** In another episode, Karen and Jack are coming up with some type of revenge against the English Lorraine Finster for stealing Karen's husband. Jack's idea? Make her watch the American version of anything British.
* In ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'', during the episode "Dancing With Angels" Max (who has been turned into a little girl) refuses
to know?tell his parents where Alex, Harper and Justin have sneaked off to. His punishment? Being entered into a beauty pageant for 7-12 year-old girls.
* A lot of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' sketches feature some form of this, particularly "World's Worst". For example, in one "Hoedown", Colin claims he hates the Backstreet Boys so much that he punished them by making them wear copies of his loud Hawaiian shirt.
* During one episode of ''Series/YesDear'', Greg got threatened with one of these by his boss: "Warner, if you keep talking, you're going to come to work in a thong and a beefeater hat." That got Greg quiet.
* In ''Series/YesPrimeMinister'', Prime Minister Hacker manages to get a [[SmugSnake slimy Foreign Office]] [[TheMole Mole]], who has been meddling with his attempts to work with Israel in accordance with the Foreign Office's pro-Palestinian leanings, a cushy promotion as ambassador to an important friendly nation. Unfortunately, the embassy is in Tel Aviv...
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** The No Sleep one was used on [[spoiler:Cercei Lannister]] in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' to make [[spoiler:her]] confess [[spoiler:her]] sins. It worked.

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** The No Sleep one was used on [[spoiler:Cercei [[spoiler:Cersei Lannister]] in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' to make [[spoiler:her]] them confess [[spoiler:her]] their sins. It worked.
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