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2nd Dec '16 9:22:31 PM Eddy1215
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* ''Film/TheCatacombs'' features a young woman visiting her sister in Paris. The sister invites her to a secret underground rave in the Parisian Catacombs, where the sister's friends get the protagonist drunk on absinthe. Then, the sister is apparently murdered by a psychopath, and the police raid the rave, causing everyone to disperse before the protagonist can get help. The psycho continues to stalk the protagonist, who suffers some injuries, but eventually manages to dispatch the killer with a pickax. She then runs into her sister and the friends. It was all a joke... they just pumped her full of alcohol and put her through Hell for a lark. Then they realize the protagonist (in a failing mental state) killed the "psycho". They start yelling at her... and she's still holding the pickax...

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* ''Film/TheCatacombs'' features a young woman visiting her sister in Paris. The sister invites her to a secret underground rave in the Parisian Catacombs, where the sister's friends get the protagonist drunk on absinthe. Then, the sister is apparently murdered by a psychopath, and the police raid the rave, causing everyone to disperse before the protagonist can get help. The psycho continues to stalk the protagonist, who suffers some injuries, but eventually manages to dispatch the killer with a pickax. She then runs into her sister and the friends. It was all a joke... they just pumped her full of alcohol and put her through Hell for a lark. Then they realize the protagonist (in a failing mental state) killed the "psycho". [[WhatTheHellHero They start yelling at her... her]]... [[BullyingADragon and she's still holding the pickax...]]



* No ''humans'' actually die, but in ''Film/AnimalHouse'', a prank goes too far when the Delta's bring Neidermeyer's horse into his office and tell their new members to shoot it; the gun is only loaded with blanks, but the poor horse has a heart attack and dies anyway.

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* No ''humans'' actually die, but in ''Film/AnimalHouse'', a prank goes too far when the Delta's Deltas bring Neidermeyer's horse into his office and tell their new members to shoot it; the gun is only loaded with blanks, but the poor horse has a heart attack and dies anyway.
26th Oct '16 11:30:01 AM Eddy1215
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* A variation appeared in the revival of ''Series/TheOuterLimits''. A spaceship crew transporting a planet-destroying device are captured by enemy forces and tortured and interrogated. [[spoiler:It turns out that they were actually on EarthAllAlong and that they were being put through an experiment by their general to test their snap threshold. Unfortunately, the experiment went awry when one of soldiers was pushed to his breaking point and led to believe that another had betrayed the crew, causing him to stab him in the stomach. Even worse, TheStoic scientist who had helped design the explosive device had [[NotSoStoic completely broken down]] and set the device to blow in a TakingYouWithMe attempt. Definitely one of the biggest {{Outer Limit Twist}}s out there]].

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* A variation appeared in the revival of ''Series/TheOuterLimits''. A spaceship crew transporting a planet-destroying device are captured by enemy forces and tortured and interrogated. [[spoiler:It turns out that they were actually on EarthAllAlong and that they were being put through an experiment by their general to test their snap threshold. Unfortunately, the experiment went awry when one of soldiers was pushed to his breaking point and led to believe that another had betrayed the crew, causing him to stab him in the stomach. Even worse, TheStoic scientist who had helped design the explosive device had [[NotSoStoic completely broken down]] and set the device to blow in a TakingYouWithMe attempt. Definitely one of the biggest {{Outer Limit Twist}}s {{Cruel Twist Ending}}s out there]].
26th Oct '16 11:27:42 AM Eddy1215
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* A variation appeared in the revival of ''Series/TheOuterLimits''. A spaceship crew transporting a planet-destroying device are captured by enemy forces and tortured and interrogated. [[spoiler:It turns out that they were actually on EarthAllAlong and that they were being put through an experiment by their general to test their snap threshold. Unfortunately, the experiment went awry when one of soldiers was pushed to his breaking point and led to believe that another had betrayed the crew, causing him to stab him in the stomach. Even worse, TheStoic scientist who had helped design the explosive device had [[NotSoStoic completely broken down]] and set the device to blow in a TakingYouWithMe attempt. Definitely one of the biggest {{Outer Limit Twist}}s out there]].
26th Oct '16 11:16:55 AM Eddy1215
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "28 Pranks Later", during her pranking spree, Rainbow Dash switched on some Filly Scout cookies for gag cookies that would turn one's mouth rainbow colored. The cookies end up turning everyone in Ponyville into cookie-craving zombies. [[spoiler:It's then revealed that it was all just a prank the whole town was in on to teach Dash a lesson about her excessive pranking]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "28 Pranks Later", during her pranking spree, Rainbow Dash switched on out some Filly Scout cookies for gag cookies that would turn one's mouth rainbow colored. The cookies end up turning everyone in Ponyville into cookie-craving zombies. [[spoiler:It's then revealed that it was all just a prank the whole town was in on to teach Dash a lesson about her excessive pranking]].
26th Oct '16 11:08:15 AM GoblinCipher
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* The Umgah of ''VideoGame/StarControl'' are like this. Their idea of "pranks" include [[GodGuise pretending to be another race's gods]] and ordering them to attack their neighbors, "accidentally" mixing up the Spathi's reply to the Ur-Quan (leading to a great deal of suffering for the Spathi), dropping an asteroid in another race's ocean, etc. It's heavily suggested that the Umgah are simply insane and don't realize the enormity of what they're doing.

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* The Umgah of ''VideoGame/StarControl'' are like this. Their idea of "pranks" include [[GodGuise pretending to be another race's gods]] and ordering them to attack their neighbors, "accidentally" mixing up the Spathi's reply garbling a message to the Ur-Quan (leading to a great deal of suffering so the cowardly Spathi volunteered for the Spathi), front-line combat duty, dropping an asteroid in another race's ocean, etc. It's heavily suggested that the Umgah are simply insane and don't realize the enormity of what they're doing.
26th Oct '16 11:05:31 AM GoblinCipher
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* On ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' the most elaborate prank between Gary and Sam [[spoiler: involved Gary getting most of the city of Boston including everyone at Cheers to convince Sam that Gary had been]] killed by a hologram machine.

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* On ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' the most elaborate prank between Gary and Sam [[spoiler: involved Gary getting [[spoiler: most of the city of Boston including everyone at Cheers to convince Sam that Gary had been]] killed by a hologram machine.
11th Oct '16 7:41:53 AM Eddy1215
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* Following the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "28 Pranks Later", many {{Fix Fic}}s abound on the zombie pony prank becoming this as a result of Rainbow Dash overreacting.



** Used in the HalloweenEpisode where Arnold and Gerald prank the boardinghouse by imitating the infamous ''Radio/WarOfTheWorlds'' broadcast. Unfortunately, it gets out of hand when the radio show is picked up by an OrsonWelles {{expy}} reporter who blows the situation out of proportion and sends [[ApocalypseAnarchy the entire city into hysteria]]. Even worse is that Arnold's friends were dressed like aliens for Halloween and ended up getting chased by mobs, culminating in Helga nearly getting strangled by her alien schizophrenic father.

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** Used in the HalloweenEpisode where Arnold and Gerald prank the boardinghouse by imitating the infamous ''Radio/WarOfTheWorlds'' broadcast. Unfortunately, it gets out of hand when the radio show is picked up by an OrsonWelles Creator/OrsonWelles {{expy}} reporter who blows the situation out of proportion and sends [[ApocalypseAnarchy the entire city into hysteria]]. Even worse is that Arnold's friends were dressed like aliens for Halloween and ended up getting chased by mobs, culminating in Helga nearly getting strangled by her alien schizophrenic father.



* On ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', Muscle Man plans to prank Mordecai by taping his bed to the ceiling. Then the bed falls on Pops, seriously injuring him. Muscle Man then swears off pranking, [[spoiler:which unfortunately leaves the park vulnerable during an epic prank war with another park; the prank war being just as bad as the Muscle Man's prank.]]

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* On ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', Muscle Man plans to prank Mordecai by taping his bed to the ceiling. Then the bed falls on Pops, seriously injuring him. Muscle Man then swears off pranking, [[spoiler:which [[spoiler:[[AlwaysNeedWhatYouGaveUp which unfortunately leaves the park vulnerable during an epic prank war with another park; park]]; the prank war being just as bad as the Muscle Man's prank.]]


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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "28 Pranks Later", during her pranking spree, Rainbow Dash switched on some Filly Scout cookies for gag cookies that would turn one's mouth rainbow colored. The cookies end up turning everyone in Ponyville into cookie-craving zombies. [[spoiler:It's then revealed that it was all just a prank the whole town was in on to teach Dash a lesson about her excessive pranking]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' episode "Omega Beaver", when Daggett falls for a conspiracy con about creatures called Howler Leeches, Norbert and their friends decide to play a trick on him by pretending to be Howler Leeches. Unfortunately, the paranoid Daggett sets a leech-killing canine on their friends which not only mauls them, but they also get frozen in the snow. [[NeverMyFault Despite the gag being his idea, Norbert blames Daggett for them being frozen]].
6th Oct '16 8:51:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''EverymanHYBRID'' was started as a parody of ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'', disguised by having the health/exercise regimen appear to be what is being hijacked by Slender Man; in reality, the in-universe characters are using a prop Slendy placed in rather obvious places. Then the ''real'' [[TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] finds out about it, and it seems he is not happy in the slightest. [[spoiler: After recent events, the characters are starting to wonder if he would have showed up at some point anyway.]]

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* ''EverymanHYBRID'' ''WebVideo/EverymanHYBRID'' was started as a parody of ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'', disguised by having the health/exercise regimen appear to be what is being hijacked by Slender Man; in reality, the in-universe characters are using a prop Slendy placed in rather obvious places. Then the ''real'' [[TheSlenderManMythos Slender Man]] finds out about it, and it seems he is not happy in the slightest. [[spoiler: After recent events, the characters are starting to wonder if he would have showed up at some point anyway.]]
21st Aug '16 12:14:00 PM nombretomado
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* In "Last Laugh!" in ''Tales from the Crypt'' #38, the main character dresses several pounds of bloody horse meat in boy's clothing, dumps it on the railroad tracks and then screams right after a train goes by as a "prank" on several local boys playing nearby. This results in a chain reaction which gets the town doctor's wife and two sons killed. Naturally, this being {{EC Comics}}, said doctor plays a rather improbable revenge "prank."

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* In "Last Laugh!" in ''Tales from the Crypt'' #38, the main character dresses several pounds of bloody horse meat in boy's clothing, dumps it on the railroad tracks and then screams right after a train goes by as a "prank" on several local boys playing nearby. This results in a chain reaction which gets the town doctor's wife and two sons killed. Naturally, this being {{EC Creator/{{EC Comics}}, said doctor plays a rather improbable revenge "prank."
20th Aug '16 9:13:08 PM mariic
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* In ''[[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner I Killed Pom-Pom!]]'', Strong Bad tricks Homestar into thinking he killed Pom-Pom. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, he decides to "Fight murder with murder"...]]
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